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Are You Cooking with Harmful Chemicals? – Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen April 2012

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 | 1 comment

Are You Cooking with Harmful Chemicals? – Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen April 2012

As an integrative physician, some of the most important recommendations I make for my patients include advice on diet and healthy eating habits. But what about healthy cooking? Cooking techniques that can increase nutrient availability are certainly an important part of a health-promoting diet. However, many people don’t consider the fact that some cooking methods can also increase the presence of toxins in their meal. A significant number of consumer reports and scientific studies have revealed the presence of harmful, carcinogenic chemicals and heavy metals in aluminum and other nonstick cookware products. Peer-reviewed research suggests that certain nonstick chemicals can contribute to cancer, birth defects, flu-like symptoms, elevated cholesterol, abnormal thyroid hormone levels, liver inflammation, weakened immunity, and other health problems. These chemicals also pollute the environment, including public drinking water, and pose numerous health hazards during the manufacturing process. Such staggering reports are encouraging many to look twice at the cookware they use.

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Healthy Cleanse Essentials – Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen June 2012

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 | 0 comments

Healthy Cleanse Essentials – Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen June 2012

Spring and summer bring us wonderful warm weather, offering an ideal opportunity to engage in a gentle seasonal cleanse. Since many people are unfamiliar with this health-promoting process, I thought that now would be a good time to introduce the practice of gentle detoxification/cleansing and its numerous benefits. Warmer weather usually prompts us to eat lighter, healthier, more hydrating foods, which is perfect since nourishing foods of this nature are at the foundation of a successful cleanse program. Why should you do a cleanse? The main purpose is to clear the body of toxins, contaminants and heavy metals that can accumulate in joints, organs, tissues, cells and in the bloodstream. These health-robbing pollutants can come from a number of sources, including pesticides, environmental contaminants, everyday household products, overprocessed foods and packaging agents, alcohol, OTC and prescription drugs, and more. By giving your body a break from its toxic burden and deeply nourishing yourself with the right foods, supplements and exercise, you can reach a new level of health and vitality. A gentle cleanse can also help improve mental clarity and emotional stability; balance blood sugar, reducing cravings and crashes; increase strength, flexibility and stamina, and more.

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Powerful Superfoods from the Sea

Posted on Aug 19, 2011 | 2 comments

Powerful Superfoods from the Sea

Sea vegetables are not common staples in the Standard American Diet, but they have been enjoyed for thousands of years in the Asian diet. Whether sea vegetables are brown, green, purple or red, they all contain a number of beneficial nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, B complex, including B12, as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and trace minerals.

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The Most Important Decision You Can Make For Your Child

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 | 0 comments

The Most Important Decision You Can Make For Your Child

We all want the very best for our children, and in these modern times, parents are faced with daunting social issues and health concerns for their little ones. One of these very important yet controversial concerns surrounds immunization.

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Autoimmune Disease Risk?

Posted on Jun 26, 2011 | 5 comments

Autoimmune Disease Risk?

While your body is designed to defend against a host of environmental invaders, it cannot completely withstand the adverse effects of poor diet, chronic stress and toxic build-up. These common factors can contribute to a group of serious health epidemics including autoimmune (AI) disease, which is rising to the top of the list.

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