Rheumatoid arthritis is a crippling autoimmune disease affecting all joints in the body. It is found more in women than men. The cause of the disease is unknown and there is no cure. Researchers are looking at patient’s diets to see if a relationship exists between food and the risk of developing this chronic disease.
Most of us can relate to feeling anxious before speaking in front of a group or being depressed due to a stressful situation in our lives, but did you know that the food we eat can help decrease or increase anxiety and depression?
The Standard American Diet does not contain many nutrients. Foods are usually processed, genetically modified, grown in poor soil and sprayed with pesticides. Many people, due to time constraints, resort to fast foods from restaurants. Fast food meals are meat-based and high in simple carbohydrates.
In the United States, there is a lot of discussion and procedures centered around anti-aging. However, regardless of what steps we take, the date on the calendar assures us that we continue to get older each day. This is why in my practice, I focus on how nutrition and health as the basic tenets of thriving at any age.
I watch the cooking channel for ideas on how to make their dishes nutritionally better. The Kitchen, a segment of the Food Network channel, had a recipe for sweet and spicy salmon – a thick coating of brown sugar and a dusting of cayenne pepper on both sides of the fish.
I could not wait to make this unusual combination. Just imagine, sugary fish! Remaining
Everybody loves pasta, but we deny ourselves this indulgence because we fear carbohydrates and calories.