Health&Fitness Talk

Supporting Healthy Life Styles

Prevent Cancer with Popcorn!
By Ed Barillas- Staff Writer Have you ever thought of fighting diseases like heart disease, cancer and even slowing down aging with popcorn?  Well, pop away.  Popcorn contains polyphenois which are antioxidants that help rid the body of free radicals.  Popcorn is also full of fibers and has a... Read more
Chef Ed’s Hot Chocolate
“With all this cold weather around its best to cuddle up with your favorite book and enjoy this deliciously tasty treat with the kids during these cold and wet days” Prep Time: 5 minutes Drinking Time: 3-60 minutes Ingredients 3/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa 1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened... Read more
Easy Ways to Ease Gas and Bloating
  By Ed Barillas- Staff Writer Feeling bloated lately?  Are you tired of feeling uncomfortable and embarrassed at times from bloating and gas?  This effect is caused by an abnormal swelling and or increase in the diameter of the abdominal area and is triggered by a person dietary ingestion... Read more
Fresh Drinks that can Get Your Day Started Right!
By Ed Barillas- Staff Writer-   In today’s world with millions of fancy colored drink ads everywhere you look featuring cold and refreshing drinks (but really are laden with chemicals that can damage and are damaging your internal organs and causing loads of diseases) its hard to know whats... Read more
The Common Cold Cure All – Chicken Soup

Chicken soup has been used by many cultures for hundreds of years to treat “what ails you.” In fact, it is recorded that a Jewish physician would tell his patients to eat chicken soup when ever they had symptoms of a cold all the way back in the 12th century…

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Nutritional Knowledge Every Athlete Should Know

My perspective is very different from the conventional, old school, carbo-load philosophy. Carbo-loading has really been blown out of proportion. In my ideal world, athletes would follow a “modified” primal-type diet, with about 200 grams of carb on training days, and as much as 300-500 grams of carbs the day before and the day of the event…

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Calories And Mood
By Ed Barillas- Staff Writer Did you know that your calorie intake can have a serious influence on your mood and overall health?  The amount of calories that you ingest can seriously affect your mood as you trigger physiological processes in your body that will cause sadness and depression.... Read more
Lose Those Extra Pounds
By Ed Barillas- Staff Writer We have all heard it many times over that the best way to lose weight is by eating a properly balance diet and by repeatedly exercising.  But between you and I, pounding on a treadmill while staring at a wall or television just doesn’t... Read more
Healthy Holiday Foods

When I worked in the hospital and nursing homes I can’t tell you how many family members of patients brought food, cookies, candies, cakes and on and on to the nurses station as gifts for the staff. Many of them were home made and absolutely delicious, but high in sugar and empty carbohydrates…

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are a group of conditions characterized by abnormal eating habits. These abnormal eating habits can be either not enough or too much food intake. Experts estimate that at least 8 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder, 95% of which are between the ages of 12-25…

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