Enzymes: Don’t Eat Cooked Food Without Them!

We eat food, but our bodies don’t need food. They need nutrients. Enzymes are the chemical catalysts that break food down into the various nutrients our bodies need. The food we eat is only as good as our bodies’ ability to turn that food into nutrients. Our bodies produce some enzymes, but we have evolved to rely on enzymes that naturally occur in foods to support digestion. Unfortunately, enzymes are destroyed when food is cooked, baked, canned, or otherwise processed at high temperatures. When we eat these foods, our bodies are placed under increased stress, as there aren’t enough natural...
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Eight Hidden Weight Loss Pitfalls

Did you decide to lose some excess weight for your New Year's resolution? A lot of people do, and right about now is when people often start to feel discouraged. Taking stock of your diet so far, and making adjustments where necessary, is  the best way to keep yourself on track. Don't give up! Learn how to make weight loss less of a struggle. There are all sorts of pitfalls on the way to healthier weight, and you might never have thought of some of them. Are any of these factors secretly sabotaging your diet? 1.) Your Bedtime Researchers have long believed...
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Welcome to the New Dina Khader Nutrition Online!

Happy New Year! I'm so glad you've made it here to my new website. I'm excited to be launching it now, as there are lot of exciting this on the horizon, and this new site will make it easier for me to share things with you and keep you up to date on what's happening in the world of cutting-edge nutritional health, as well as right here at The Khader Center! This new blog section will be where I share most information, and if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you'll get links whenever there's a new post to...
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What is Myofascial Release?

By Scott van Niekerk Director Wholistic Physical Therapy P.C. Introduction Myofascial Release is generally an extremely mild and gentle form of stretching that has profound effect upon the body tissues.  MFR is the specialty practiced by therapists at Wholistic Physical Therapy. Because of its gentleness, many individuals wonder how it could possibly work. To help you understand, we are providing you with this article. Fascia Fascia (also called connective tissue) is a tissue system of the body to which relatively little attention has been given in the past.  Fascia is composed of two types of fibers:  A) Collagenous fibers, which are very tough and have...
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Yoga: Would You Like One Yoke Or Two?

By Joe Somodi Certified Yoga Instructor/Public Speaker WWW.YOGA-JOE.COM 212.246.3874 When you hear the word “yoga”, it is likely you have an impression of what it means.  This imprint has been formed by what you have read, heard, witnessed or personally experienced.  Yet, the whole process of imbedding a firm point of view is a step away from the practice of yoga.  Labeling and firmly defining your idea of yoga puts a frame around the practice that doesn’t deserve one.  Yoga has many other definitions but it is most often defined as union (or literally meaning “to yoke”).  Yet limiting the meaning of yoga...
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What Are You Eating? What’s Eating You?

Your Relationship With Food… and How You Can Heal It! by Judith Barr In a time when many are calling for better eating habits for ourselves and our children. . . . . When obesity and poor eating habits are a national epidemic . . . Do you wonder why we eat the way we do? Why so many of us seem unable to keep good eating habits? And how we can truly make a lasting, sustainable change in the way we eat?   Food is a hot button issue today. We hear a lot about obesity in our nation, about diseases and conditions related to poor...
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The Statin Drug/CoQ10 Connection

Lipitor and other statin drugs, used to lower cholesterol levels in the bloodstream, now comprise the most frequently prescribed class of medication in the United States. These drugs have been proven effective in reducing LDL cholesterol in most patients. However, it should be noted that these drugs also carry a risk that should be taken seriously. Statis drugs reduce cholesterol by inhibiting the body’s production of the enzyme HMG-CoA, which can eventually become cholesterol. However, HMG-CoA is also the building block for another compound: coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10. Studies of statin users have shown a decrease of 50-54% in CoQ10...
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Case Studies: Blood Type Based Nutrition

Blood Type Based Nutrition Helps Lower Inflammatory Markers Resulting in Healthy Aging Dina Khader, MS, RD, CDN The Khader Group, Mount Kisco, NY, USA Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this article is to demonstrate to effectiveness of the Blood Type Diet in slowing the aging process and, specifically, treating aging-related conditions. Method: Eight case studies are presented, with two representatives for each blood type, giving details of the diet regimens recommended to patients of Dina Khader, MS, RD, CDN. All patients suffered from conditions related to aging, and followed the recommendations approximately 90% of the time, which is considered a high level of adherence....
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Sugar & Stress: Teaming Up Against Your Health

Nobody likes to be sick during the holidays, but sometimes it seems inevitable. For some, the cold that develops at the end of the year is as much an annual tradition as a family dinner or a New Year’s kiss. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By recognizing seasonal factors that damage your immunity, you can stay healthy enough to really enjoy the festivities. With all the bustle of the holidays, it can be tough to avoid feeling tired and tense. It’s also a time to enjoy a vast array of candies, baked goods and other treats, which...
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Foods that Fight Cancer

Cancer initiates fear in many people. This fear is often based on a feeling of inevitability; the person believes that there is little one can do to control if and when cancer will strike. Fortunately, scientific research indicates that lifestyle factors, especially diet, play a crucial role in cancer prevention. Statistics show that poor diet increases cancer risk by 30%, equal to the risk posed by smoking. Surprisingly, genetic factors only increase risk by about 15%, and most cancers are not caused by genetic factors. Environment, including diet, plays a much larger role in establishing malignant cell growth. 95%...
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