Category Archives: Weight Loss Diets

Key Takeaways From The Optimal Diet For Athletes

As part of the Hallelujah Diet webinar series, we invited Scott Laird, ND, father of two competitive athletes and author of “Escape Root: The Secret Passage to Lifelong Wellness” to host our May webinar.  The play on words refers to what a whole food, plant-based diet can offer those who try it: As escape route from the disease and cancer wreaking havoc today. Laird uses his expertise to present on the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet […]

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Your Guide to Making Superfood Mocktails

When the weather warms up, so do those after-work drinks, happy hours and cocktail party invites. While there’s no harm in imbibing once in a while, you want to make the best choices for your health, and that means limiting alcohol or avoiding it all together for a period of time. And that’s OK! You can still partake in social gatherings with a mocktail. Unfortunately, most mocktail recipes are calorie-dense and filled with empty calories from sugary juices […]

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Vitamin D2 and D3: New Study Results Emphasize the Comparison

Earlier this year, we established the difference between Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. The two single forms of vitamin D differ in the way they benefit your health. Made by the body itself, D3 is the more natural, biologically active choice. Though both can have an impact on your health, vitamin D3 is more easily absorbed and the more beneficial of the two, while vitamin D2 leaves behind unnatural breakdown product. Though some agree that D2 is a viable option, here […]

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What Are Prebiotics Health Benefits And Food Sources?

Probiotics are your gut’s best defense in the underworld of the microbiome. They’re the “good” bacteria that fight off inflammation and disease and boost your immunity. But have you heard of prebiotics? Prebiotics are non-digestible fiber compounds or carbohydrates that help feed the probiotics and help them grow. Think of them as the water and sunlight flowers and plants need to flourish. There are plenty of excellent ways to get prebiotics — you might already be eating them — […]

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Eliminating Meat Can Reduce A Third of Early Deaths

Meat is among one of the worst foods we can put into our bodies. Research has shown again and again the damage that it can do to our hearts. We know that animal protein has been linked to an increased risk of cancer and disease. The small potential benefits of consuming animal food are far and few between. Now, Harvard Medical School scientists are concluding what we at Hallelujah Diet have always known: Avoiding meat could eliminate […]

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The truth about vitamin D deficiency

Contrary to popular belief, vitamin D does not increase your risk of skin cancer. In fact, your body needs this vitamin to maintain strong, healthy bones, to fight infection and promote overall health, according to the Vitamin D Council. This vitamin, created organically by the body when exposed to sunlight, is also essential for the proper functioning of the heart, lungs, brain and muscles. The truth about vitamin D The truth is that the majority of people […]

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Avocado Grapefruit Ceviche

A refreshing avocado grapefruit ceviche salad with healthy fats from avocado and blood sugar stabilizing fiber from both the grapefruit and avocado. Try it served with your favorite protein for an entree salad or as a side salad. Grapefruit is really the star of this recipe, and here’s why: it’s one of the lowest calorie fruits out there, while still packing a large amount of important nutrients like vitamin C. It’s a good source of antioxidants, too. […]

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Avoiding Doctors to Protect Your Health

Western culture and medicine emphasizes the practice of going to the doctor each year for an annual physical. These doctors and health care centers, though doing their job as they’ve been formally taught, often dig deeper than necessary. In doing so, they may be causing more harm than good. The best advice? Focus on a wholesome, primarily raw plant-based diet and save your doctors visits for when you’re really sick. Doctor Visits Cause More Harm Than GoodOver […]

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7 Signs Your Body Says You’re Not Eating Enough

We all have weeks when we’re not feeling our best. Stress, busy schedules, illnesses, grief, and the hustle and bustle of everyday life can take a toll on our appetites and the way our bodies regulate hunger. We don’t talk enough about both sides of the spectrum when it comes to nutrition, our appetites, and frankly weight. There are more articles than I could ever count on “how to lose 5 pounds”, “weight loss” this and that, […]

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Mono Virus Connected to Serious Illnesses, Study Finds

A new study conducted by researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has revealed a compelling connection between mononucleosis and a number of autoimmune diseases, according to a press release from the hospital. Published in the journal Nature Genetics in April, the research has put the Epstein-Barr virus, which causes mononucleosis, as well as the methodology used to identify genetic factors, in the spotlight. About MonoThough the EBV virus is extremely common and as many as 9 […]

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