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The Living Foods Institute

logoTabThe Living Foods Institute based in Atlanta, medical Georgia, medical was founded by Brenda Cobb in 1999 and offers a Hands-On Raw & Living Food Nutritional Training Program & a Therapy Detox Center. People come from all over the world to learn how to create optimum health and to heal the body, mind and spirit naturally with Mental and Emotional Healing, Stress Management, Detoxification and Cleansing and Specific Nutrition for each person’s individual health needs. The hands-on training approach empowers people to become responsible for their own health and well-being and to know exactly what to do to reach their health and wellness goals.  www.livingfoodsinstitute.com 

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C2 offers a number of Go! Comfort Food Made Healthy Chef Shannon Rivera Foods menu items approved by the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.

Comfort Food Made Healthy

Chef Shannon Rivera

As temperatures start to cool, ailment we settle into comfort food season – a time where we crave warm, discount hearty food reminiscent of home. Usually this cuisine carries a negative connotation when it comes to health, but C2 Restaurant in the InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland makes it possible to indulge in your favorite comfort foods without guilt.

C2 offers a number of Go! Foods menu items approved by the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. Go! Foods contain less saturated and trans fats, sugar and sodium, which will leave you feeling great about what you’re eating. Plus, C2’s Mediterranean-inspired menu is made with fresh and healthy produce — some of which is picked from our very own vegetable and herb garden

For the fall and winter, we take hearty helpings of fresh carrot, onion, garlic, spinach, rosemary and cannellini beans and simmer into a warm, savory Tuscan White Bean Soup that is filling, yet surprisingly good for you. You can prepare this soup in larger batches at home, then freeze and store. When you’re ready to eat, just heat and top with fresh, shaved parmesan for a warm and welcoming weeknight meal.

Remember that there are tons of great cool-weather vegetables to incorporate into your fall diet including carrots, winter squash, greens and even cauliflower. They say comfort food is good for the soul; by using fresh produce and reducing additives like sugar and sodium – whether it’s here at C2 or in your own home – it’s also good for your health.

Shannon Rivera is the chef at C2 Restaurant at the InterContinental Suites Hotel in Cleveland. About C2: C2 is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers complimentary valet parking. For reservations, contact C2 at 216-707-4054, or visit http://www.c2restaurant.com.


From C2 Chef Shannon Rivera (recipe adapted for home use)

Yield: 4 Servings

Total time: 45 Minutes


1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cups finely chopped onion

5 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup water

2 cups vegetable broth

1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped

1 cup dried cannellini beans, soaked overnight

1-2 fresh thyme sprigs

8 cups fresh spinach, chopped

1 cup carrot, chopped

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

6 tablespoons fresh Parmesan cheese, shaved



  • Heat a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion and sauté for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add water, vegetable broth, rosemary, cannellini beans and thyme. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat. Simmer 8-10 minutes.
  • Stir in spinach and carrot; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until carrot is tender. Stir in red pepper, black pepper, salt and vinegar.
  • Ladle hot soup into bowls. Top with fresh, shaved Parmesan.

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You are what you eat…by Chef Jason Roberts (“The Chew” on ABC) & His New Book Good Food–Fast!: Deliciously Healthy Gluten-Free Meals for People on the Go

Jason-RobertsYou are what you eat…by Chef Jason Roberts (“The Chew” on ABC) & His New Book Good Food–Fast!: Deliciously Healthy Gluten-Free Meals for People on the Go

This notion, remedy theory, prostate wives tale, treat or whatever you choose to call it, has been around a long long time. Grandmothers thorough milenia have admonished us to eat our carrots so we have healthy eyes. Well it also persists that these same foods, upon close examination, actually resemble the body parts they are suppose to benfit. Crazy, you say? Well lets take a look.

Carrots-Slice a carrot in half crosswise and it’s easy to see that the veggie resembles an eye and if you look closely, you’ll even notice a pattern of radiating lines that  mimic the pupil and iris. Eating carrots promotes healthy eyes. They are filled with vitamins and  antioxidants, like beta-carotene, that decrease the chance of macular  degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older people.

Walnuts-02-Walnut-BrainFoods-That-Look-Like-Body-Parts-1It’s no surprise walnuts are nicknamed “brain  food.” The folds and wrinkles of a walnut look exactly like the two hemispheres of the brain. They are very high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help support brain function. Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb bones-celery Stalks of celery look just like bones.  

It is a great source of silicon, which is part of the molecular structure that gives bones their strength and coincidentally, bones are 23 percent sodium and so is celery.  Avacado-avocado-ovaryThe shape of an avocado looks like a uterus and it supports reproductive health as well. Folic acid is good for the female uterus. Folate decreases chances of getting cervical cancer and has been found to reduce the risk for cervical dysplasia, which is a precancerous condition.

Grapefruit (Citrus)-breast-grapefruitThe similarity between round citrus fruits, like lemons and grapefruit, and breasts is more than coincidental. Grapefruit contain limonoids, which have been shown to inhibit the development of cancer in lab  animals and in human breast cells.

Tomatoes-tomato. Open a tomato and you’ll notice the red veggie (fruit, actually) has multiple chambers that  resemble the structure of a heart. Studies have found that because of the lycopene in tomatoes, consuming them can reduce the risk for heart disease in men and women and if you mix them with a little fat, like olive oil or avocado, it boosts your body’s lycopene absorption nearly 10 times.

Red Wine –08 -Red-Wine-BloodFoods-That-Look-Like-Body-Parts-1Rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, including powerful resveratrol, it looks like blood. It protects against destructive things in the blood, like LDL cholesterol, which can cause heart disease and there’s also a  blood-thinning compound in red wine, so it reduces blood clots, which are associated with stroke and heart disase.

Ginger-09-Ginger-StomachFoods-That-Look-Like-Body-Parts-1Remember as a kid, your mom or grandma always made you drink gingerale when you had an upset stomach? Well, gingerol, which is the ingredient responsible for ginger’s pungent scent and taste, is listed in the USDA database of phytochemicals as having the ability to prevent nausea and vomiting.

Sweet Potato-10-Sweet-Potatoes-PancreasFoods-That-Look-Like-Body-

Parts- 1The sweet potato looks very much like the pancreas and also promotes healthy function in the organ. They are high in beta-carotene, which is a potent antioxidant that protects all tissues of the  body, including the pancreas, from damage associated with cancer or aging.

Kidney Beans-kidney_beansKidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and are rich in fiber content which helps in maintaining blood sugar levels.

Olives-olive_ovaryOlives benefit the health and function of the ovaries. An Italian study found that women whose diets included a lot of olive oil had a 30% lower risk of ovarian cancer. While not known why, it is believed that the healthy fats in the oil may help suppress genes predisposed to causing cancer.

Onions-onion-cellResearch shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body’s cells. They produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. Garlic also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

Mushrooms-mushroomear8_1Mushrooms improve hearing abilities, since they contain Vitamin D, which is healthy for bones, especially the 3 tiny bones in the ear. There are only very few foods that gives Vitamin D to us and mushroom is one among them.

Broccoli-broccoliThe tiny green tips on a broccoli head looks like 100s of cancer cells. A team of researchers at US National Cancer Institute found that a weekly serving of broccoli was enough to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 45%.

Through all the diets, plans, etc., it is nature that always provides us with the tools and foods to help us stay healthy. We just need to know where to look for these superfoods and see them in a new light. Actually, an old light, as it looks like mom and grandma were right and you really are what you eat. We hope you learned something today and that this article helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

A native of New Zealand, Roberts is best known for his charismatic smile and fun personality. Having grown up in a family of food professionals, he discovered a passion for food at a young age. Turning it into a career, he spent seven years as an Executive Chef of the restaurant Bistro Moncur in Sydney, where he was immersed in the traditions and techniques of French Cuisine in by his mentor, Damien Pignolet. His accolades caught the attention of Australia’s Channel 9, where he became the host of Fresh, a cooking program which aired five days a week in Australia and New Zealand.

In January 2003, Roberts was introduced to the US on ABC’s Good Morning America. He has also appeared The Wayne Brady Show, The Sharon Osbourne Show, E!, The Style Network’s You’re Invited, New York City’s morning show Ali & Jack, and Talk Soap with Lisa Rinna. In 2005, Roberts hosted the award winning food talk show, Jason Roberts’ Taste on the PAX Television Network which earned him two American Accolade Awards for Best Host and Best Health & Lifestyle program. Roberts is the author of threecookbooks, Elements and Graze: Lots of Little Meals Fast, and the third in the photo Good Food Fast. Jason Roberts is an internationally known chef and former cast member of the hit daytime talk show The Chew on ABC. Roberts brought his unique flair and cooking style to the show for in studio segments and traveled the country in search of unique and interesting food. He is currently working on a 4th new cookbook, scheduled for release in late 2015.

Jason believes that meal time fosters deeper connections between family and friends and his motto is “A family that cooks together, stays together.” As a long time supporter of OPAL, an initiative founded in Australia that teaches families in under-served areas how to cook healthy foods, Roberts’ advocacy for healthy living continues to make a difference. He is also a partner with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign as a spokesman and advocate to end childhood hunger.   www.chefjasonroberts.com 

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Pittsburgh’s premiere healthy living store serves allergen-free, natural and organic audiences

Amy SoergelNaturally Soergel’s Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
Pittsburgh’s premiere healthy living store serves allergen-free, sale natural and organic audiences

Pittsburgh’s premiere healthy living store is celebrating it’s fifth anniversary, site continuing to grow and offering customers a broad range of allergen-free, natural and organic grocery and specialty products.

“Naturally Soergel’s is Pittsburgh’s premier source for gluten-free, allergen-free, natural and organic foods and grocery,” said Amy Soergel, who opened the store in 2009 in Wexford, Pa. “We carry more than 1,200 different gluten-free products, plus a wide selection of peanut-free, vegan and vegetarian options. But what really makes us stand out is the expertise our staff provides to our customers.”

Many of Naturally Soergel’s employees live the same lifestyles as their customers, either by choice or due to medical conditions. This first-hand experience provides the employees greater insight into the needs of Naturally Soergel’s customers and greater experience with products carried by Naturally Soergel’s.

“Our employees know our product line better than those in any other store I have visited,” said Soergel. “We don’t just bring in a new product because it’s available – we try the products we sell and only carry products we like and believe in.”

Soergel opened the store after several years of living with celiac disease and ulcerative colitis.  Seorgel studied public health at Johns Hopkins University and received her Masters degree in Public Health in epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating, Soergel became a holistic health counselor through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She follows a strict gluten- and dairy-free diet and is happy to help customers find the foods and grocery items that fit their dietary and lifestyle needs.

Naturally Soergel’s is located 20 minutes North of Pittsburgh just of Route 79 in Wexford, Pa. For more information, visit www.Soergels.com

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Dr. Lior Lewensztain founded That’s it. With the Intention of Changing the Nutritional Landscape in America by Putting Fruit Front and Center

(EMAILWIRE.COM, sales May 24, 2012 ) Singapore, SG — Studies reveal that one third of adult population in the world snores. Hours of disrupted sleep not only trouble the ones who snore but also the sleeping partner of the snorer. Many relationships tend to fall apart just because of the discomfort that snoring brings to both the partners. There are, however, many Snore Stop solutions that can be utilized to get rid of snoring.

People who snore tend to wake up in the morning with a feeling of incomplete rest and feel the urge to go back to sleep again. For all

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