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Forks Over Knives
June 12, 2011


* “What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure.

Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.

Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive but so utterly straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously?

The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.”

Forks Over Knives – The Official Movie Website

Forks Over Knives – Videos

*Synopsis provided by Forks Over Knives – The Official Movie Website

*Photo provided by Green Philly Blog

Talking Leaves
March 13, 2011

With our modern-day information explosion, websites are a dime a dozen making it that much more special when you come across something different. I truly believe I have stumbled upon a small diamond in the rough. Although not related to health and fitness, I view it as “healthy” exercise for the brain.

Talking Leaves by William Leed is a poetry blog. Take a few minutes to look through the poems and you will soon appreciate these meaningful verses.

Whether you subscribe, click “like”, leave a comment or simply take a minute to browse, you can give William Leed the credit he deserves.

Talking Leaves – the pondering pale face… a poetry blog by William Leed.

Thank you for your support,


*Photo provided by My MacBook Pro

**Photo edited by Stew-Art-Prints

Want to Lose Weight? Count Your Distractions, Not Your Calories (via The Savvy Sister)
January 16, 2011

“If you are trying to lose weight (and who isn’t?) you may want to pay attention to your ears, not your stomach.

An interesting piece, by Allison Aubrey from National Public Radio, cited several studies that indicated that the amount and substance of what you eat is directly related to your surroundings, particularly auditory, during meal time.

Two groups of people were studied. TV on and TV off. It’s no surprise that those who were eating while watching TV ate more during the lunch, but later in the day when given a chance to eat some cookies, the group that had the TV on during lunch ate more cookies as well. It was almost as if they were “programmed” to eat more because they were distracted, and ate more the first time.

Paying attention to the act of eating is something very few of us do. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has devoured an entire XX-large bucket of popcorn during a 2 hour movie and then thought “What’s for dinner?”

We live in a world of distractions, but you may want to pay attention to what is in your ears and around you as well what’s on your plate the next time you sit down to a meal.” Read More

via The Savvy Sister (Sister Earth Organics)

*Photo provided by Microsoft Office Online Clip Art

Science is Beginning to Unlock the Secret Health Benefits of Garlic (via The Savvy Sister)
January 14, 2011

“Lots of you know about the benefits of garlic and are smart enough to include this odoriferous (that means “smelly”) bulb wherever you can in your diet.  But just how and why it has such amazing health promoting properties is just now being discovered.

Garlic is in the Alliaceae family along with it’s cousins leeks, shallots, and onions. It is the substance allicin, which is contained in such great quantities in garlic that is responsible for its incredible anti-oxidant properties. In fact, science is discovering that the allicin in garlic is the most potent anti-oxidant there is.” Read More

via The Savvy Sister (Sister Earth Organics)

*Photo provided by Microsoft Office Online Clip Art

The Slimy, Smelly, (but healthy) Fish Oil Story (via The Savvy Sister)
November 23, 2010

“When we talk about fish oil, we are really talking about the Omega 3 fatty acid in the oil– one of the essential fatty acids that your body’s systems rely on to function. It is involved in all new cell growth and it is also concentrated in the brain to improve and maintain brain health. “Essential” means our bodies don’t produce this fatty acid, and we need to get it from outside sources…” Read More

via The Savvy Sister (Sister Earth Organics)

*Photo provided by Microsoft Office Online Clip Art

Grab your nuts… and go! (via The Savvy Sister)
November 11, 2010

“Nuts are seeds that are covered in a hard shell. They are an excellent source of protein, fiber and healthy fats. They are tasty and are great “on-the-go”. If you are cutting down on your animal sourced foods, nuts are a great way to ensure that you get enough of these nutrients.

Here is a rundown of the top varieties, their calorie content and what makes them special. I could go on and on about the health benefits of nuts, but these are the highlights…” Read More

via The Savvy Sister (Sister Earth Organics)

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