August 19, 2015 | by jillian | Comments: 0
July 22, 2015 | by jillian | Comments: 0
George – Age 35 – Heart Failure
May 26, 2015 | by jillian | Comments: 0
We had such a great time at Oracabessa! Thanks to everyone who came out!
April 28, 2015 | by Annie Kaup | Comments: 0
We had a great time this past weekend at the Green Festival.
April 23, 2015 | by Annie Kaup | Comments: 0
Thanks to everyone who came out to see us last weekend in Poughkeepsie! We had a wonderful time and it was great getting to know you better!
Do you have a local event you’d like us to come to? Let us know and we’ll see if we can make it!
April 13, 2015 | by Annie Kaup | Comments: 0
April 3rd, 2015 French President François Hollande put into effect a ban on hiring excessively thin Models.
It’s estimated that 30,000-40,000 people live with Anorexia in France alone, the majority of which are teenagers.
Runway and Fashion Models are generally in the age range or 14-19 which is prime time for girls to develop and be diagnosed with anorexia.
Anorexia is serious.
It is the 3rd most common chronic illness for adolescents* and can be fatal.
Anorexia can cause a plethora of illnesses (heart disease, kidney disease, osteoporosis, ulcers, headaches, as well as many many others) and the mortality rates from anorexia are the highest of any psychological disorder.*
There are blogs out there, (which I will not dignify by supporting with a link) promoting obscene “anorexia diets”, one of which simply “recommends” a certain number of bites of food per meal. In addition to the ban within the fashion industry to hire dangerously unhealthy models these websites and promoters will now also be subject to fines and potential jail time in France.
March 27, 2015 | by jillian | Comments: 0
In November of 2014, Karen Christopher, the mother of Amanda Christopher (a NuSpecies’ client), saw Cheryl Wills’ “Tale of Two Cities” report on NY1 that feature The Beckles Family struggle with horrible living conditions in NYCHA housing. Part of this report included the discussion of Corey Beckles, the father, and his struggle with Sickle Cell. Amanda Christopher has been a NuSpecies’ client for the past 2-3 years and she also has Sickle Cell. You can listen to her story here. When her mother saw that Corey was suffering so severely that he was planning his own funeral, Karen reached out to Cheryl Wills, because she wanted to tell Corey about the help he could receive from NuSpecies. Not only did Corey go from being hospitalized every other day to no hospitalizations at all, but Cheryl Wills shot a two day feature on his work with NuSpecies.
November 26, 2014 | by jillian | Comments: 1
Processed foods are not real. They actually aren’t food in the sense that food is a biologically appropriate source of energy for the human body. They are food products or food commodities, just like jewelry/clothing/scented candles, they are engineered to appeal to one or all senses to make us want to consume them. Consume in both ways: to buy and to ingest.
Often we get hung up on food groups and try to reduce or limit sugar, fat, carbs, or protein. When it comes to processed foods the discussion is completely different. Food groups do not apply because whatever sugar, fat, protein, or carb you are getting out of processed food products, will be the most refined, chemically altered, cheap version of these macro-nutrients. Many common allergens are a result of this processing ie. gluten, soy, etc. because they are so far from their original whole food source. Our bodies respond to them as a toxin. (more…)
January 4, 2014 | by halima | Comments: 0
This quick and easy snack is sure to satisfy any craving throughout the day. They can be eaten right away or frozen and kept for a treat later on.
* You can use any nut butter instead of peanut butter such as almond butter or cashew nut butter.
* You can also use chia seeds in place of hemp seeds.
November 8, 2013 | by halima | Comments: 0
When nutrients in your food reach your kidneys, they produce ammonium (acidic) or bicarbonate (alkaline) end-product in your tissues. These end-products are called ash and are what remains in the body after the food has been broken down. Foods that produce an alkaline ash are called alkaline forming foods whereas foods that produce an acidic ash are called acid-forming foods. The acid or alkaline-forming effects of foods and liquids that you ingest can disrupt the pH of your body fluids. Fortunately, your body has mechanisms to prevent these forces from shifting the pH of your blood outside of the 7.35 to 7.45 range. (more…)