Tag: health

Nitrates and Nitrites in Processed Meats, Should You Be Concerned?

Up until recently, I believed that nitrates and nitrites were harmful and had no place in a healthy diet. I only bought “nitrate and nitrite free” bacon and sausage, and advised my friends to do so as well. My mistake, I should of looked into the recent research before making these unfounded recommendations! It wasn’t until I started studying Holistic Nutrition that I began to look past the mainstream headlines (we all need to do this!) and into the actual science. Everytime I do this
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What I Learned From 7 Days of Real Food

This past week I committed myself to a "Whole 7," if you will. Nothing but real, whole, unprocessed, untampered with foods. As close to the natural source as possible, eaten the way nature intended. Otherwise known as, wait for it, FOOD. I ate FOOD for 7 days. I'm sure you want to know what I eliminated -- dairy, gluten, corn, soy, alcohol, added sugar, vegetable oils. And what I ate (full list down below) -- meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds. Now I'm going to tell you what happen
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