Slash the Salt Part 1 – Sodium & Salt

Posted: January 29, 2014

We all know the effect that most fast and prepared foods have on our weight. You would have to walk for 4 hours to burn off the calories in one Big Mac meal. But extra calories may not be the worst part of the nutritional story of prepared and fast foods. That same Big Mac meal has about 50% of your recommended daily intake of calories … but almost 90% of the recommended intake of sodium. Can’t Live Without Sodium Humans read more…

Are There Any Easy Ways to Lose Weight?

Posted: January 11, 2014

The answer is no … and yes. To help explain how we arrived at two totally opposite answers, here’s another question: How easy would it be for you to lose 30 pounds in two months, and keep them off for a year? … for a million dollars? We bet you thought that it would be nearly impossible to lose that much weight in a relatively short time, and keep it off for an extended period. That is until you found read more…

Is it Time to Get Freekeh in Your Diet?

Posted: January 9, 2014

Why is it that when we suddenly hear about a new “superfood”, it turns out that people have been eating it for thousands of years? 10 years ago, few people in North America were aware of quinoa, but it’s been helping to keep people in the northern Andes healthy for over 4,000 years. 2013 has been a breakout year for freekeh, a variation of which is mentioned in the Bible. But a long history of health benefits and being a read more…

5 “Healthy” Foods to Avoid for Better Weight Management

Posted: January 7, 2014

If you’re a regular reader of the Herbal One blog , you know that the way to successful weight management is through a healthy, balanced diet coupled with the nutritional supplements your body needs to maintain your energy levels along the road to a healthier weight. Unfortunately, not all ‘healthy’ foods help you lose weight. Some foods are marketed as ‘healthy’, but they are not as healthy as we think and not that good for your weight loss program. Multigrain Products – Food read more…