Yuri Elkaim

Get The Body You Want And The Energy You Deserve

May 22nd, 2015 By

Hawaiian spirulina powder spilling of a plastic measuring scoop, wooden background

Been swishing a greens powder into a glass of juice everyday, and feeling a little blah about it all? Daily supplements can turn into a real drag, especially with something like superfoods greens powders. Though many of the products on the market try to mask the pronounced flavors of fishy spirulina and earthy wheat grass,

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May 21st, 2015 By

Daily Uses for Coconut Oil

Incorporating coconut oil into your diet is one of the smartest health moves you can make. Although coconut oil is a saturated fat, it’s medium chain triglyceride length increases your HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Coconut oil also boosts your metabolism and can help with weight loss.  With a long storage life and total cost effectiveness, coconut oil isn’t just

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May 12th, 2015 By

16 Foods with the Most Promising Disease-Fighting Potential

The health news these days is not good. Almost everyone knows someone who is dealing with some form of cancer. Type 2 diabetes and obesity are truly an epidemic. Heart disease, stroke and degenerative brain illnesses like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are at frighteningly high numbers. Unfortunately, many of the medical/pharmaceutical approaches to these diseases are

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May 7th, 2015 By

Coconut Oil Header

Is coconut oil good for you? That’s a question I often get, and I understand why people are confused, since coconut oil is considered a saturated fat. Coconut oil was once widely demonized because of its saturated fat content in America and the story behind why it was demonized is fascinating: By the mid-1980s, soybean oil accounted for more than

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May 5th, 2015 By

Yuri Vitamin D

You’ve probably heard a lot about vitamin D. It continues to show up in headlines and medical reports, even as recently as last year, when new recommendation amounts were suggested. Most people understand that Vitamin D is important, but there are still a lot of myths and misunderstandings floating around out there about Vitamin D, the best

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April 30th, 2015 By

Alkaline2b

With all of the diet hoopla in your newsfeed and on magazine covers every week, it’s easy to dismiss the alkaline diet as just another bunch of weight loss hype. This would be a mistake. Blood pH and alkalinity versus acidity are about survival, not weight loss. Our bodies were designed to function at optimal

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April 8th, 2015 By

Yuri -Losing Weight

Do you find that despite your best efforts to follow a strict eating plan, the weight just isn’t coming off anymore? You’re not alone in experiencing a weight loss plateau. Counting calories and watching what you eat are essential to weight loss, but there are other factors that influence whether you drop pounds. Let’s take

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April 7th, 2015 By

Why the Number of Calories In Doesn't Always Equal Weight Lost

One of the questions I get asked most frequently can be paraphrased this way: if it’s all about calories in versus calories out, what difference does it make whether I eat pizza or broccoli, as long as I keep my calories the same? In other words–are all calories created equal? This is a reasonable question,

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April 1st, 2015 By

Diabetic Retinopathy

Today I want to talk about something very serious that’s affecting more than 80 percent of people who suffer with type II diabetes for ten years or more, and that’s Diabetic Retinopathy. If you have diabetes, type I or type II, this is a serious problem that you need to be aware of. And even

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March 31st, 2015 By

Food Journal HEADER

Losing weight or overhauling your diet to a more healthful lifestyle are not easy tasks. Aside from all of the nutritional aspects, there are emotional issues, old habits and busy schedules to contend with. When you’re trying to lose weight, you have plenty of challenges – what you need are tools to overcome them. Food journaling,

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