Written by Slawomir (“Swavak”) Gromadzki, MPH
Chlorella is a microscopic single-cell freshwater algae which has been found in numerous studies to be an amazing health promoting superfood. It is extremely high in chlorophyll through which it helps our body to process more oxygen thus boosting energy, detoxifying our blood and promoting repair of tissues. Read more
Meat products contain much more fat and calories than the unrefined plant-based foods thus contributing to obesity by causing leptin resistance. Meat, like fish or dairy, also contain no dietary fiber. And fiber, which is found only in unrefined plant foods, plays very important role in fighting obesity because it absorbs water increasing the volume of food in the stomach without adding calories. In addition, fiber also increases the level of adiponectin thus helping us to control body metabolism and appetite. That is why according to Dr. Dean Ornish the unrefined and rich in fiber plant-based diet should be called the “eat more and weigh less” diet. It means that the less meat is consumed, and the more plant-based products rich in fiber in the diet, the better should be the results. Read more
Oxalic acid and oxalates are abundantly present in many plants, most notably rhubarb and sorrel. The root and leaves of rhubarb contain dangerously high concentrations of oxalic acid. Other foods that contain significant concentrations of oxalic acid include – in decreasing order – buckwheat, star fruit, parsley, poppy seed, rhubarb stalks, amaranth, spinach, chard, beets, cocoa, chocolate, most nuts, most berries, and beans.
In our body oxalic acid may also be synthesized via the metabolism of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), which is a serious health consideration for long term megadosers of vitamin C supplements. Read more
First of all, if you intend to control your appetite in a safe way, do not use harmful appetite suppressing pills such as Proactol, Chitosan, Reductil, Meridia, Phentermine, Xenical, Alli, and other medications as they can be very unhealthy and even dangerous. Those anorectic drugs usually supress hunger by reducing secretion of epinephrine and norepinephrine (noradrenaline) that stimulate our appetite. The following negative effects are usually the result of using those drugs: insomnia, nervousness, high blood pressure and increased heart rate, restlessness, headache, blurred vision, etc. Read more