Regardless of popular belief, coca leaves are actually good for you. Yes, I said coca leaves – responsible for the additive drug we know as cocaine. Sadly, due to the ignorance towards South American cultures, stigmatization of the coca plant, and straight-up propaganda against this amazing plant, people are left scared and unable to experience the benefits that the coca leaf has to offer.
White tea is a very special tea because it is very labor intensive in the beginning, when each fuzzy white baby leaf is plucked by hand from the plant. The highest quality white tea is comprised of uniform white leaves only. The descending grades are basically larger or older white leaves and/or white leaves mixed with darker green leaves and stems.
One thing that the Atkins Diet has consistently failed to do is reduce levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol – (LDL-C, that is, the “bad” cholesterol). This is because of the high levels of meat and dairy that the Atkins diet requires in order to be effective. Now, Dr. David J. A. Jenkins has made news by coming up with a potential alternative – the “Eco-Atkins” diet – a low-carb, high-protein, entirely vegan regimen.
The difference between juice fasts and the kinds of fasts specifically for detox is that they can be much more difficult to deal with. They are quite rigorous and mostly involve no solid food of any kind; for many people, this makes cleansing fasts a kind of endurance feat. One of the most notorious detox fasts available out there is the Master Cleanse.
In recent years, there’s been an increase in media coverage of periodic fasts – how they can increase your life span, help you lose weight, give you more energy, and offer other health benefits. When done right, fasting is a clarifying, interesting journey – but the process can seem intimidating, overwhelming, and downright torturous if you don’t do it correctly and safely.
Thanks to America’s obsession with its ever-fluctuating percentages of body fat, Hoodia, specifically hoodia gordonii, hit the market running when it was introduced several years ago. But few stopped to consider: what does hoodia actually do? Where does it come from, and what is its history?
Many people have discovered that the low-calorie, low-in-fat fad that has made its way to every aisle in the supermarket has one major caveat: these foods don’t leave you feeling full for long. Here are some great naturally filling food and drink options that can be found in any grocery store.
The fact of the matter is, obesity and its related conditions cause approximately 1,000 deaths in the U.S. everyday, and the number of people afflicted with the condition continues to grow – the rate of obesity within the U.S. population today has increased by a staggering 75% in the last 20 years.