Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Brilliant Health Champ

You’ve probably never heard of this health champ—Antoine Béchamp (1816 to 1908)—but he was one of France’s most prominent researchers and biologists who held degrees in biology, chemistry, physics, pharmacy and medicine.  Béchamp was a contemporary of famed Louis Pasteur, but Béchamp’s research concluded the exact opposite of what Pasteur’s studies did.

While Pasteur’s “germ theory of disease” stance says that disease comes from outside the body and is what conventional medicine and pharmaceutical use is founded on, Béchamp’s  “terrain theory” research is based on the premise that the inner health and condition of your cells, tissues and organs—your terrain — determine whether or not disease will develop or spread in the body.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Angry Fats

Angry birds have nothing on these angry fats—trans fats.

For years, we’ve known that trans fats are hazardous to health. They’re  oils that have been chemically altered into solids—mostly for shelf-stable reasons. We also know that they can cause unhealthy cholesterol levels, cardiovascular problems, insulin imbalance, blood sugar havoc, greater free radical damage from oxidative stress and unhealthy levels of inflammation.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cheese Rinds and Other Artisan Cheese Finds

You’ve probably never thought of the cheese rind of artisan cheese as important, but it is—as are several other aspects of artisan cheese vs. store-bought cheese.

As review, artisan cheeses are handmade in small quantities with respect traditional cheese-making—at Beyond Organic, we go beyond artisanal as our cheese is farmstead as well which means it is made from the milk of animals located on the farm where the cheese is made, ensuring a higher-quality product. By contrast, it’s hard to say where the milk comes from—let alone its quality—to make conventional or even organic store-bought cheese.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Power-Packed Protein Perks

Protein is one of the macronutrients that the body can’t do without. Everyone needs it because it supplies energy, supports growth—including the building of muscles, new cells and tissues—increases stamina, supports a healthy weight and immune system, and fuels most bodily biochemical activities. Likewise, enzymes, antibodies and hormones are mainly composed of protein.  What’s more is that proteins catalyze most of our livings cells’ reactions and control nearly all of our cellular processes.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cellular Cleansing

When many people think about cleansing, they focus primarily on the liver, kidneys and other organs. While those areas are extremely important, it’s also necessary to cleanse at the cellular level. When cellular cleansing occurs, the body can rid itself of damaged or malfunctioning parts of cells, including damaged mitochondria, which can truly be toxic if left unattended in the body.  Damaged mitochondria, for instance, can lead to accelerated cellular damage and aging as well chronic diseases.