Nuts & Seeds

Healthy Fats Most nuts contain high amounts of healthy fats although Saturated Fat content varies.  They also contain protease inhibitors and polyphenols which may help block cancer.  It's not recommended to use roasted nuts or seeds as the oils become rancid during this process. Almonds: healthiest of all nuts.  It's also healthy as almond oil or almond butter and even almond milk/ice cream/yogurt.  High in potassium, magnesium, phosphorus & protein.  Contains Laetrile which is an anti-cancer agent. Cashews: high in potassium, magnesium and Vitamin A but also high in Saturated Fat so don't consume too much Chestnuts: lowest Saturated Fat content of all nuts Hazelnuts (Filberts): high in potassium, sulphur and calcium and low Saturated Fat Peanuts: these are actually a legume, not a nut.  [...]

By |2018-04-04T22:26:28-07:00January 21st, 2016|Alternatives|Comments Off on Nuts & Seeds

Organic Vs GMO’s

Chemical Warfare The state of Agriculture today is largely the result of a company that developed the deadly herbicide "Agent Orange" during the Vietnam War. Once their poisonous products were no longuer required, they turned their attention to the agricultural industry. What to do with all that poison? Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, decided to create a weed killer for the agricultural industry. Then they had to genetically modify the seeds so that they could survive the weed killer. This allowed them to obtain patents for the seeds as well. Everything that grows naturally in the wild CANNOT be patented. Companies require patents in order to sell products and make money. Here was their successful gazillion dollar plan: Create the cancer-causing herbicide "Roundup" to get [...]

By |2020-02-25T18:49:33-08:00January 20th, 2016|Alternatives|Comments Off on Organic Vs GMO’s


Chocolate has the following health benefits if it has a minimum of 70% cocoa content: The Cocoa Bean contains 45-53.2% fatty acids in the form of cocoa butter 10% antioxidants 1-3% alkaloids that stimulate the central nervous system minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium & iron *So far, there is no proof that chocolate or cocoa causes migraines Carob is naturally sweet and lower in fat than cocoa and a great alternative: in most recipes, cocoa powder can be replaced with carob powder one for one, but you should reduce the amount of sweetener in the recipe by 2 tbsp for each 1/2 cup  of carob used and increase the healthy fat by the same amount set your oven 25F lower than if baking chocolate as [...]

By |2019-10-21T13:39:02-07:00January 20th, 2016|Alternatives|Comments Off on Chocolate


Is eating fish worth the risks? The problem with fish is it is an animal protein which can contribute negatively to your health.  The other reality in this day and age is the over-fishing which is depleting stocks and putting species (either the fish themselves or the animals that rely on them for food) on the endangered list.  Not to mention the maiming of certain animals that are only harvested for specific parts and all the other fish that get injured and wasted when they are caught by accident. Then there is the reality of toxins in the water ingested by the larger and longer-living fish that not only affect their health but then end up inside our bodies when we eat them. And last [...]

By |2018-04-04T21:33:02-07:00January 20th, 2016|Alternatives|Comments Off on Fish

Bread & Toppings

AVOID all White Breads: they are white because they have been overly processed to the point where they are devoid of any nutrients.  Did you know that 1 slice of white bread has a GI of 70 which is higher than a 1/4 cup (50g) of white sugar with a GI of 60?  Even whole grain bread can contain 3g of sugar per slice. Best choices for breads would be organic, whole, sprouted grains or stone-ground whole grains & sourdough. Sprouted grains offer superior nutrition & fibre because as a seed sprouts, the nutrients inside multiply & changes the food from an acid to an alkaline base Another option would be to avoid bread altogether and use any type of green leafy vegetables like a [...]

By |2018-04-04T20:33:57-07:00January 14th, 2016|Alternatives|Comments Off on Bread & Toppings


1 Tbsp of oil = 120 calories of pure fat and energy: fats and lipids are better energy sources than protein or carbs Avoid these Oils: Canola Oil: ideally, our bodies need an equal ratio of Omega 3's & 6's which is available in Canola oil.  However, due to the over-processing of foods during these modern days, we now find ourselves ingesting copious amounts of Omega 6 while barely consuming traces of the important Omega 3's.  And yes, canola oil has the least amount of saturated fats and is highest in monounsturated fats, BUT it also contains GMO's, is overly processed and therefore has no nutritional value. Cottonseed Oil: this oil is toxic, interferes with functioning of essential fatty acids, enhances cancer-causing aflatoxins in the [...]

By |2018-04-04T22:33:28-07:00November 26th, 2015|Alternatives|Comments Off on Oils


"Out of sight, out of mind"... We don't like focusing on unpleasant things like how all that meat ends up in the grocery store for millions of people to enjoy every day. We know we like to eat it but we don't want to think about how it gets there. We kinda know it's not a pretty picture. Maybe you've created this fantasy image of happy cows, pigs, chickens etc. traipsing through lush green pastures, soaking up the sunshine. Well, now would be a good time to press the reality button and learn about feedlots. It can feel like coming out of a dense fog into the clear light of day after seeing firstand the cold, stark and bloody reality that is the life of [...]

By |2020-02-20T18:17:45-08:00November 25th, 2015|Alternatives|Comments Off on Meat


Sugar is everywhere! But, you should get no more than 10% of daily calories from sugar = 25g of sugar; 4g of sugar = 1 tsp sugar.  Sugar-sweetened beverages provide no health benefits and reducing consumption could prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year. a 12oz (355ml) can of coke contains 39g of sugar drinking diet pop increases your likelihood of weight gain more than regular pop as your brain is not fooled by artificial sweeteners and simply increases your craving for sugar Sugar Aliases to be aware of: Aspertame Cane Juice Extract Corn Syrup Dextrose Evaporated Cane Juice Fructose: this is a natural sugar from fruit that doesn't activate insulin.  It provides energy but no nutrients.  It is processed by the liver for [...]

By |2019-10-21T14:12:02-07:00November 25th, 2015|Alternatives|Comments Off on Sugar


Milk; including ice cream, sour cream, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, kefir etc... What's wrong with cow's milk? Cow's milk was meant for calves.  Calves have a special enzyme to digest the alkaline milk which then disappears at weaning time.  The Pituitary hormone enables the calf to go from its 100 lb birth weight to 1,000 lbs at the end of weaning.  When consumed by humans, this hormone disturbs the entire endocrine system, producing excess fat and stimulating the growth of abnormal cells.  Casein, which makes up 87% of cow's milk protein, has been proven to promote and increase cancer growth.  More and more people experience Lactose intolerance.  It just wasn't designed for the human body to ingest. Haven't humans always drank cow's milk? That's an [...]

By |2019-09-06T10:47:03-07:00November 25th, 2015|Alternatives|Comments Off on Dairy


Feel better by eating healthier! Family Doctors Have Almost Zero Training in how Nutrition Affects Health So why do they go to school for years and years to get their Doctorate Degree? To learn & memorize the thousands of chemical-containing drugs produced by pharmaceutical companies that quickly alleviate your symptoms. Our Society Values Instant Gratification over Quality In the last century, medicine shifted away from the use of natural remedies as chemical companies took nature's ingredients and optimized them. By adding & combining various chemicals to the natural ingredients, they created these fast-acting, super powerful drugs that would make a person's symptoms disappear pretty quickly. Why did this happen? We don't enjoy pain and want it to go away - FAST! Who wants to suffer [...]

By |2020-02-18T21:11:51-08:00November 18th, 2015|Alternatives|0 Comments