Supplementing papaya enzyme for weight loss (and digestive health)

Supplementing papaya enzyme for weight loss (and digestive health)

Lose weight while you simultaneously improve your digestion with the help of papaya enzyme

The healing benefits of paypaya for weight loss and digestive health

Coined by Christopher Columbus as the fruit of the angels, papaya is native to the tropic regions of the Americas and brings with it a limitless amount of healing potential for our digestive systems (as well as our skin, too).  With well over 500 (some of which are still yet to have been fully discovered) digestive enzymes, papaya is the ultimate fruit doctor for healing and supporting human digestion, providing relief from constipation and upset stomachs while also reducing any inflammation and alkalizing the insides of our intestinal tracts.  In addition, papaya can alleviate and even reverse symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease, colitis, ulcers, pancreatitis, liver disease and other ailments and diseases of the digestive system.  With regards to weight loss, the enzymes found within papayas play a key role in improving human digestion and promoting natural weight loss by flushing wastes and otherwise excess weight from the body in a routine and uniform manner.  If our body is not properly digesting the foods that we eat and/or is not removing the byproduct wastes on a daily basis, our body will in turn be bloated and full of food particles and waste dispersed throughout our digestive tract.  Improving our digestion and the digestibility of the foods that we eat will help us to shed excess weight and keep it off seamlessly and naturally.

Letting food be our medicine and letting medicine be our food

Letting food be our medicine and letting medicine be our food

The story of how a Doctor diagnosed with MS chose nutrition and natural, plant-based healing over costly, Western medicine

Code blue: redefining the practice of medicine

What started out late 1995 as an MRI confirming diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) has since blossomed in to an awakening of the powers of plant-based nutrition on health, wellness and healing for Dr. Saray Stancic.  After about eight long years of battling with the suffering and pain accompanied by the burden of taking ineffective pharmaceutical drugs (and likely an unimaginable amount of frustration), Dr. Saray came across an article in a medical journal that shed some light on the possibility of managing MS with diet and/or nutrition.  At first doubtful in this new approach of "treatment" and even discouraged by her neurologist and physician peers, Dr. Saray decided to give this newfound approach a try and has since reaped the benefits of natural healing with whole food, plant-based lifestyle/diet.

Lunch, the all-time most important meal of the day for us

Lunch, the all-time most important meal of the day for us

Examining the science (and biological reasoning) behind our meal times and why lunch is the most crucial time of the day to eat

First things first, let's debunk the tales about breakfast

Contrary to what the food industry publishers are paid to report, breakfast is definitely not (and should not ever be considered) the most important meal of the day.  If you're anything like us, the majority of human beings, take a moment to think about a typical morning for yourself and your body.  What's the first thing you usually do when you wake up, use the restroom, right?  Point being (and we'll go in to further detail about breakfast in a future article about dietary nutrition), your body does not want to be burdened with digesting loads of foods during the waking, morning hours as it is instead focused on flushing wastes from your body to prepare you for the full day ahead.  So, don't believe the nonsense that the bacon and egg (and high-cholesterol drug) pushers are soliciting, breakfast is a horrible time of day for you to eat heavy.  Period.

This smoothie list is bananas, B•A•N•A•N•A•S !! 🍌 🍌🍌

This smoothie list is bananas, B•A•N•A•N•A•S !!  🍌 🍌🍌

Featuring 10 banana based smoothie recipes hand-picked from the Green Blenders' compilation of 73 banana-friendly smoothies

Bananas are nutrition powerhouses

In addition to providing for the perfect texture of any smoothie and supporting those of us on set diets to either lose weight or gain weight, bananas are an excellent source of numerous amounts of healing nutrients like minerals (such as potassium, copper, selenium, magnesium, molybdenum and boron), vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and other phytonutrients.  Bananas are also full of fiber, water and pulp, too, aiding us in suppressing and satisfying our appetites.  And, as Anthony William of Medical Medium alludes to in his book Life-Changing Foods, bananas are one of Nature's gifts for our digestive system, even known to reverse bodily conditions like IBS, Crohn's Disease and Colitis.  Whether eaten raw from the peel, blended up in a smoothie, chopped with your kale or what-have-you, enjoy your bananas and the healing powers they pass along with their pleasurably unique taste and conveniently soothing digestive benefits.

The Kale Massage: Technique and Tactics

The Kale Massage: Technique and Tactics

Enhancing the flavor and nutritional value of kale by massaging it in water for a few minutes before eating it

Kale, a healing cruciferous vegetable

One of the almighty, cancer-killing (and thyroid-healing) cruciferous vegetables belonging to the Cruciferae family, kale is a popular compliment to many healthy recipes and accompanying meals.  Along with all of the other crucifers in the list of cruciferous vegetables, kale is a potent source of a number of powerful vitamins like vitamin A, B, C, E, and K.  Also known to be rich in the mineral, sulfur, all of the cruciferous vegetables like kale help to promote healthy lungs by stimulating lung tissue growth and regeneration as well as the recovery and restoration of lung scar tissue.  You can read Medical Medium's "Life-Changing Foods" for more scientific information about the nutritional makeup and healing powers of kale and its cruciferous vegetable companions.

Life-Changing Foods for your book reading (and grocery) list

Life-Changing Foods for your book reading (and grocery) list

Lots of love and appreciation for Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables

Life-Changing Foods: Book Review

Featuring another life-changing book for you to add to your reading list, Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, written by the New York Time's bestseller author Anthony William of Medical Medium.  This self-health book is chock-full of highly informative (and especially insightful) material about a handful of healing fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices that a majority of us have readily available at our local neighborhood grocery stores and farmer's markets. I am completely in love with the knowledge that is relayed in Life-Changing Foods, reconfirming my belief in the true healing powers of our food as our natural medicine.

Drink more water, lose more weight (while you hydrate and purify your body)

Drink more water, lose more weight (while you hydrate and purify your body)

Suppressing your appetite, flushing your digestive system and hydrating your body with water

How to lose weight with water

Similar to eating cranberries or even bananas (or pears, or cherries or apples and really any of the other common household fruits that can be eaten for weight loss), drinking an adequate amount of water can and will help to suppress our appetite and promote weight loss for us. Water also helps to support in the digestion of the foods and beverages that we consume, keeping things flowing along their way throughout our entire digestive system and removing excess toxins and wastes from our body, hence causing us to naturally lose weight on the scale.  Additionally, water acts to hydrate our bodies and all of our adjoining body parts (and/or organs and cells) fully, helping us to function at our optimal levels in terms of digestion, assimilation, urination, defecation, perspiration and even detoxification.  While it is beneficial for weight loss, water is truly essential for the all around health and well-being of our bodies (and minds).

Since when did cheating ever become OK?

Since when did cheating ever become OK?

Calling the cheat day for what it is, an utter disgrace to (and dismembering from) our very own selves

That's what she said

The idea for this article stemmed from a conversation I had while providing some natural weight loss consulting when the young lady who I was helping said to me that she "only cheated on the weekends."  Sure, we've all heard (and likely used) a somewhat similar phrase ourselves before but, when she told me that, my mind immediately drew attention to the exact words and I replied asking her, "so, to clarify, you only dishonor your self and fill your body with garbage two days each week?"  We both remained silent for a moment and I waited for her reply before speaking again.  After the words settled in with her accompanying thoughts, she mumbled something back along the lines of, "Wowww, I never thought of it like that." 

How's your chewing when you're eating?

How's your chewing when you're eating?

Being mindful about your chewing to improve digestion (while promoting weight loss)

A topic covered by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in his book, How To Eat, chewing mindfully is a necessary aspect of eating for both proper digestion and nutrition (and assimilation) purposes.  With our allegedly fast paced lifestyle, some of us may have grown accustomed to disregard our chewing while we eat but this is truly no task that we want to skip out on.  When we chew our foods more fully, we promote for better digestion while we obtain those meant-to-be merry feelings of satisfaction from our meals and encourage natural weight loss from our bodies.  If we don’t chew right (and, in turn, digest our foods) we are left with masses of UNDIGESTED food particles that are dispersed throughout our bodies, making us feel and look bloated and/or pudgy.

The Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse by Andreas Moritz

The Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse by Andreas Moritz

A glimpse of healthy eating (and living) with, The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse: An All-Natural, At-Home Flush to Purify and Rejuvenate Your Body

Liver & Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse

One of the first self-health books that I read, The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse was an easy to follow, eye-opening book that drove me to dig deeper and learn more about natural, self-health lifestyle practices (and even Ayurveda, too).  I still continue to recommend this book to my loved ones, always telling them that even if they don't want to try and do the cleanse, they should still consider reading it for the plethora of knowledge and/or insights that this book provides. The author of the book, Andreas Moritz, has since passed on from this this life but he continues to be well known and revered as a self health maven that inspired (and still inspires) change in many lives of those who have the chance to learn from him.  If you're looking for something new to read about natural health and healthy eating, this book is a wonderful choice for you to pick up and learn from.