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Good ideas, but what do you do if your husband snores? If you are diabetic, above ground veggies and berries are all you should have. Get up and move often certainly helps. Stress does me in every time!
I believe this to be excellent advice. I have been adding a vegetable & fruit smoothie to most days since mid January and have lost ten pounds. However, I have had great difficulty getting enough sleep since my husband died ten years ago. Any advice to increase sleep time?
@Linda - please do let your son eat his kale and spinach, and a full variety of greens, beans and vegetables of all colors too. If a body has too little vitamin K it can cause "thin" blood (blood that clots poorly) so vitamin K is sometimes given to improve poor clotting. That's quite different than thinking that avoiding it would prevent "thik" blood. Your friends advice is confused! Vitamin K intake supports normal clotting - and we need to be able to clot to avoid uncontrolled bleeding and internal hemorrhages. There have been plenty of studies, and people eating vegan diets (no meat, no dairy, no eggs...) and people eating a plant based diet are LESS likely to have stroke and cardiovascular disease. Please, eat all the whole, fresh and frozen unprocessed veggies your family can - just cook with lower fat cooking methods, avoid excessive sauces, sugar and salt. Please visit
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/more-than-an-apple-a-day-preventing-our-most-common-diseases/ to learn more from a credible non-profit source.
Don't let anyone tell you that no salt diets are tasty. In our household, we stick to a very low salt diet because of a family member's CHF. Almost no foods taste fit to eat! The cardiologist was correct when he said, "if it tastes good, spit it out". No herb or spice in the world can take the place of salt. I think we've tried every one of them and wasted hundreds of dollars!
I am having difficulty feeding my husband for good health lifestyle. He has Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity (BMI>35) and severe Diverticulosis with removal of extensive polyps of ascending and transverse colon. The huge polyps in Cecum area were right next to his previous appendectomy scar, performed in a field hospital in Viet Nam while under fire.
How and what can I feed him. diet now eliminates seeds, nuts, legums, red meat, fried foods,no added salt or sugar.
Please help a frustrated wife/cook to have better choices for husband's meals.
I don't totally agree with evnerthiyg she says. I have a healthy sense of balance and skepticism; however, I really only listened at first because she's attractive but after a couple of videos she certainly made a solid case for her points which correlate with the majority of nutritionalists. Lower the processed foods, exercise, and eat in moderation and get enough sleep. Yeah sleep, if you're tired your body craves refined carbs or for coffee addicts caffeine to help stimulate the brain.
I think we should follow a healthy food habit to keep ourselves healthy.
I've been doing this for the past week and I can already tell a difference. It's difficult for me to sleep at night, as well as trying to fill my need for sweets without eating unhealthy cakes or candies. Switching to fruit has made me more energetic, and finding more time for sleep has helped me get through my days easier. Thanks!
My husband and I have veeb following this program since his heart attack in NOv. What a difference in approaching healthy food choices. It becomes a natural choice after the first two weeks.
In addition to your food choices, you should check-out the "The Leptin Diet" by Byron J. Richards of Wellness Resources Inc.
It totally convinced me that when you eat can be almost as important as what you eat.
Several years ago I lost 25 pounds following this diet, and have easily kept in off. I'm 73, weight 140 pounds, and exercise 30 minutes per day six days per week.
Hogwash. These combined steps can do more harm than good. There are one-size-fits-all healthy heart tips, no such thing. Most fruits are very high in sugar. Most green vegetables oxalate, naturally. Yes, increase exercise and physical activities. This step will most always do good for your body overall healthy. Eat slowly and frequently throughout the day, never at night. Eight hours of sleep will come naturally, not forced.
Who do you two work for, promoting fruits and vegetables? Is it: Dole Fruit Company, Indianapolis Fruit Company, The Albert Fisher Group, Chiquita Brands International, Del Monte Foods, et al.
OK, You got me, I'll try this. You must understand I do none of these three steps now. I eat one meal at night, usually whatever there is, and rarely no more than one vegetable. I do move quite a bit during the day so ten more minutes is not going to be difficult at all. Eight hours of sleep on the other hand seems nearly impossible. I'm lucky if I five or six. I'm fifty eight years old and perhaps it's time for a lifestyle change. Thanks for posting these three steps. It is very appreciated. I'll check in and let you know how I do.
I just think everyone should take care of their self in a healthy way..
We eat a lot of Kale and Spinach as a family. I know those leafy green have high Vitamin K. My teenage son by a friend not to eat too much of those because they will thicken his blood. Is it true? I don't want any of us to have stroke because of eating spinach and kale.
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