One of the main reasons people have a difficult time sticking to a 100% raw food diet is because they don't eat enough food throughout the day and find themselves starving. In an effort to help you succeed, we have done extensive research and put together a sample meal plan for your perusal.
Posted by Physician's Preference on 4/1/2013
With an abundance of information on nutrition these days, we know it can sometimes be difficult to comprehend. Today we're here to bust a few of the top nutrition myths! We hope you find them beneficial as you pursue your path to health and wellness!
Posted by Physician's Preference on 12/4/2012
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As a child, one of my favorite side dishes at Christmas dinner, in my opinion, was my mother's mashed potatoes. Now that I'm a little older and have learned the consequences of eating simple carbohydrates, such as white potatoes, I sadly stay pretty far away from her mashed potatoes these days. (Sorry, mom!)&
The Fourth of July weekend is nearly upon us, and a celebration of our nation and heritage is at hand. We all look forward to fireworks, barbeque, and getting together with family and friends. But what happens when the fireworks and fun leave you with a case of the holiday blues… even in a time of celebration? Could your body be telling you something’s wrong?
In the past few weeks we have posted about lowering stress, enhancing beauty and slimming down. Did you know that there is a household tea, probably in your pantry right now, that actually helps with all of these things? The health benefits of green tea are simply amazing. Green tea has been consumed for thousands of years, and is a common drink for many “health nuts”.
If you haven’t heard all of the bountifulinformation about Virgin Coconut Oil by now, it’s about time you caught up! Not only can coconut oil be beneficial in the kitchen by aiding in weight loss, possibly lowering cholesterol levels, boosting energy levels and increasing your metabolism, but did you know it can also do plenty of other amazing things for our bodies, like rejuvenate your hair and skin and even prevent wrinkles?
Posted by Physician's Preference on 5/3/2011
Mom is thoughtful, caring, selfless, and just plain wonderful, right? Moms are always thinking of others, doing things for others, and putting themselves last. Does Mom ever get to come first? Absolutely she does!
Have you ever turned and flashed a big, pearly smile to get the all clear from a friend, being careful to hide any evidence of your last meal? In a similar way, did you know that the evidence of stress can be apparent on your face as well? Before putting a mask over your face, learn how stress affects skin and how to reduce (or eliminate) the evidence.
Often, when people think about getting in shape, they make big plans to hit the gym and sweat away the pounds. But did you know that the secret to staying thin and trim doesn’t lie in what you are working off so much as what you are taking in?
Here we are in April. The days are longer, the weather is getting warmer and summer vacation planning is in full effect. You know what that means. That’s right – swimsuit season is right around the corner. Are you ready?
On those hot summer days the absolute last thing you want to grab for lunch is a bowl of hot soup. Before you make that trip to your local grocery store to pick up a packaged, processed, mayonnaise infested tub of chicken or tuna salad, consider making your own and avoid all the guilt! With most of the ingredients being staples in any household, this healthy homemade chicken salad is sure to satisfy your belly without shattering a healthy eating style.
Does life get any better than a piece (or two) of delicious, smooth, dark chocolate? The world stops for just a moment, we take a deep breath, escaping from the day’s stress and savoring what could be one of the finest foods on earth. Life is good. So, why do we feel so guilty for an occasional indulgence? Is it possible that a small serving of dark chocolate every day could actually be quite healthy, and something reasonable to look forward to?
Posted by Physician's Preference on 3/22/2011
Being a sister company to the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we are frequently asked about thyroid health. For those that experience thyroid symptoms, such as brain fog, muscle aches and pains, hair loss and a multitude of other symptoms, even when their blood tests come back in the normal range, it is a relief to hear that there are ways of boosting the thyroid naturally.
Both Hotze Health & Wellness Center and Physician’s Preference have received an overwhelming amount of concern from our patients and customers about protection from potential radiation exposure via Japanese trade winds.In answer to your questions, here are a few thoughts for your consideration.
Last week, we discussed some of our favorite tips for eating well. If you were intimidated by some of the changes, rest assured that help is at your fingertips, literally. Here are some of our favorite apps to aid in good nutrition. Don’t have a smartphone? There are lots of apps available online, too!
Posted by Physician's Preference on 3/7/2011
The New York Times Dining section recently shined the spotlight on an often unsung hero that happens to be one of Physician’s Preference’s favorite products: coconut oil. The article describes how coconut oil is making a big comeback in the health food world. Of course at Physician’s Preference we have been singing the benefits of cooking with coconut oil for several years now, but we are so pleased that it is finally receiving well-deserved positive press.
Here in Physician’s Preference, we love National Nutrition Month, because it gives us the perfect excuse to talk about one of our favorite topics! This month, we’ll be sharing some of our secrets for maintaining optimal nutrition over the long-term. To kick things off, here are our Top 5 favorite nutrition tips.
Last week, our Resolutionaries were busy walking the neighborhood,
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mountains! Let’s see what they’re up to this week. If you’re just
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Posted by hysician's Preference on 11/16/2010
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