Chia seeds are well known in North America as being the hair and other growing parts of “Chia Pets.” But they are actually a very nutritious food source used by the ancient Aztecs and still today in South America. These Superseeds are high in fiber (42% in one 1 oz serving), omega 3, calcium, protein, and tryptophan (the sleepy amino acid as in turkey!). Since Chia seeds can absorb up to 12 times its own weight, Dr. Oz has recommended them to boost weight loss because they can expand to help suppress appetite. Dr. Oz also recommends them to promote sleep because of their tryptophan content. There are many ways to eat them, sprinkle on cereals, salads, and yogurt without much noticeable flavor. Here’s a website devoted to 40 Ways to use Chia Seeds.
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Dr. Oz: The Headlines Are Wrong. Organic Foods Are Healthier and Healthier For Our Kids. Aren’t Our Kids Worth The Extra Money?
10-4-2012 Dr. Oz weighs in on the new study making the headlines that imply that organic food may not be healthier than conventional food. Researchers at Stanford found that organic foods have the same nutritional value as conventional foods, so the media headlines question if organics may not be worth the money. Dr. Oz says there is a glaring catch to this information. The study seems to put more weight on the nutritional value of food and not as much concern for the toxic chemical pesticides that we consume in some of these conventional foods. He feels that the pesticides in food is a threat to our children’s health. Dr. Oz believes that eating organic foods is one of the best ways to avoid exposure to this health threat and therefore organic food is worth the investment!
That was what one “Fuhrmanite” told Dr. Oz as she shared her story of how Dr. Joel Fuhrman, best selling author of Eat To Live and Super Immunity taught her how to follow his plan of using “food for medicine” to heal her body. Adrienne said she was exhausted all the time, had high blood pressure and sleep apnea. She was a slave to 5 medications that she took everyday and was popping Ibuprofen like it was candy. But within 30 days of practicing Dr. Fuhrman’s program, she lost 26 pounds and despite the fact that she was still just under 300 pounds, she felt amazing! She always thought that it was her weight that was making her sick and feeling so bad but ultimately once she changed what she ate, it changed how she felt, literally within weeks! Dr. Joel Fuhrman appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and explained that by eating the right things you can not only reverse diseases, but you can lose weight without even trying! Read More…
What the heck is a Nutritarian!? Oh, that’s a term coined by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Board Certified Family Physician and New York Times best-selling author whose life passion is helping people regain their health and vitality through nutritional and natural methods. In his new PBS Special, Immunity Solution, he tells us who he considers a Nutritarian and gives us his prescription to building a strong immune system that will fight autoimmune disease and cancer, without drugs and surgery. Read More…
Dr. Joel Fuhman, New York Times best-selling author, Board Certified Physician and Nutritional Researcher says “We have a real health care crisis in America and it is not going to be solved by politicians in Washington. We need a population that is fully educated on nutrition. A population that is fully informed and knows how to protect themselves from disease. We need a healthy population that requires little medical care.” That is the focus of his new PBS Special Immunity Solution, to help us throw away misconceptions that disease is inevitable or genetic. He wants us to know that we have the power to reverse illness and disease without medications and invasive surgeries. That through nutrition and Superfoods, G-Bombs!, we can build a strong immune system that will remove toxins, repair itself and resist and fight disease. Read More…
This recipe was inspired by a kitchen gadget called Yonanas that was all the buzz and was making the talk show rounds because of the amazing way it turns frozen bananas into rich, creamy ice cream without any added sugar or dairy. This recipe gives you the same result with your food processor or a delicious variation using a blender. With no added sugar or dairy or other ingredients, it’s great for kids and adults alike and truly has the sweetness, richness and consistency of ice cream! Your kids won’t miss Fast Food Soft Serve! Read More…
They used a Bullet Type Blender for a single serving.
- about 1/2 tablespoon raw unpasteurized honey
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup of blueberries
- one half ripe banana
- generous spoonful of yogurt
- about 1/2 cup milk
- add a little protein if you like
And Blend. Play around with the ingredients a bit to make your own specialty. You can use soy milk, almond milk, different fruit. And if the banana is very ripe, you probably won’t need the honey!
“Common ailments afflicting Americans, disease and illness is not a natural consequence of aging. And they are not predominantly genetic. We are in control of those things”
Dr. Joel Fuhrman MD, board certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author, and widely published nutritional researcher, explains how weight loss, disease reversal and prevention can be successfully achieved through nutritional and natural methods. On his PBS Special “Three Steps To Incredible Health” which recently aired on WEDU Tampa, FL, Dr. Fuhrman says his passion and life work of nutritional science is fueled by 25 years of watching people regain their health and earn incredible health after suffering for so long.
Dr. Fuhrman has also appeared on The Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D says of Dr Fuhrman’s plan “A medical breakthrough. If you give this diet your complete commitment, there is no question in my mind that it will work for you.” Read More…
“As a physician it’s incredibly rewarding to use nutrition as the primary therapy.”
Dr. Joel Fuhrman MD, board certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author, and widely published nutritional researcher, presented a health diet plan that may be the answer to America’s diabetes and heart disease epidemic. On a PBS Special “Three Steps To Incredible Health”, which recently aired on WEDU Tampa Bay, Florida, Dr. Fuhrman says heart disease and diabetes are easy to prevent and reverse without drugs and surgery. Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D of The Dr. Oz Show says of Dr Fuhrman’s plan “A medical breakthrough. If you give this diet your complete commitment, there is no question in my mind that it will work for you.”
In this first step, Know the Power of Micronutrients, Dr. Fuhrman explains what micronutrients are and why they have the power to reverse disease.
“Our bodies are precise computers directing us to the exact amount of calories that we need each day… If you have gained weight you would have eaten outside of the demands of true hunger.”
Dr. Joel Fuhrman MD, widely published nutritional researcher, recently appeared on WEDU Tampa, which aired his PBS Special “Three Steps To Incredible Health”. The special outlined his program on how to reverse disease and regain incredible health by eating a micronutrient rich diet. His plan is a result of Dr. Furhman’s life work of nutritional science and 25 years of watching people regain their health after suffering for so long. Dr. Oz of the popular The Dr. Oz Show says of Dr Fuhrman’s plan “A medical breakthrough. If you give this diet your complete commitment, there is no question in my mind that it will work for you.”
In this second step, Eliminating Food Addictions, Dr. Fuhrman gives an explanation that helps us understand the scientific reason why we overeat and have food addictions… and how to get rid of them! Read More…