BeforeAfterGusThank you for visiting Nature’s Healing Foods! I am so happy to share my story of health through nutrition and light exercise with you, and I hope it will inspire you to improve your wellbeing. For over twenty-five years, I have been researching, developing, and applying this concept with fantastic results, and I know that you can achieve similar improvements, too!

As a younger man, I had always felt good physically. I ate whatever I wanted and I was carrying a few extra pounds but I felt fine. But in 1988 I had an episode – I felt dizzy, like all the blood was rushing to my head, and I couldn’t stay straight on my feet. I went to my family doctor, and he told me that my blood pressure was elevated. He gave me two options:

  1. Treat my problem with medication; or
  2. Treat my problem with dietary changes and healthy alternatives.

Well, I took the medication, and I felt twice as bad as before. That’s when I decided to try to correct my problem the healthy eating way. I started to experiment with different foods, including vegetables, and started creating meals that would have a good effect on my blood pressure.

These days were the proofing ground and showed me the advantages of eating healthy foods. I thought back to my college days, when a friend told me about the benefits of calcium. I thought about how both my mother and my wife used olive oil in their cooking, and investigated the importance of olive oil in a healthy diet. I started researching all sorts of topics related to improving my wellbeing. I fine-tuned my diet, changed my routine, and what do you know, it worked. I lost 50 pounds, my blood pressure came down, I lowered my cholesterol, and as a result I feel better today than I did twenty-five years ago!

Now I want to share my research and experience with you through Nature’s Healing Foods. I hope that my story will encourage you to take the steps necessary to better your health and your life! Please consider joining my website or buying my book to learn more about what I did to better myself, and how you can do it too!

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Ten Behaviors That May Make Your Anxiety Worse

Ten Behaviors That May Make Your Anxiety Worse Did you know that forty million Americans, or 18 percent of the population, struggle with anxiety disorders? I found this out after reading an article on Yes anxiety is a normal response to stress but in some people it can affect their day to day living. Examples of anxiety disorders include: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobias, Obessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Here are 10 behaviors that people engage in unintentionally that may make their anxiety worse: 1. Denial 2. Avoidance 3. Fishing for Reassurances 4. Magical Thinking 5. Relying on Herbal Drinks 6. Thought Stopping 7. Relying Only on Medications 8. Analysis 9. Alcohol and Drugs 10. Engaging in Learned Helplessness If you suffer from anxiety this article would be very benefitical to you. For comments or questions you can email me at Source: read more

Is Too Much Sugar Bad For You

    Is Too Much Sugar Bad For You After reading an article on, the answer is yes. Not only does eating a lot of sugar make you obese but it also effects your cognitive flexibility, which is a measure of your brain’s ability to adapt to changing situations. There is also impairments of long term and short term memory. A study in mice was done to see the effects of eating excessive sugar. The study showed the mice performed poorly on a variety of tests related to mental and physical function. Also the mice were fed high-fructose corn syrup. They did a maze test to see how it affected their cognitive abilities. The mice had trouble trying to remember their way out of the maze. Who would have thought that excessive sugar would mess with your brain this much??!! Just as the article states “Eating sugar makes you stupid.” If you have any comments/questions you can email me at Source:... read more

Obesity Will Soon Be The Leading Cause Of Cancer

Obesity Will Soon Be The Leading Cause Of Cancer I was reading an article titled “Obesity Will Soon Overtake Smoking As Principal Cause Of Cancer.” This article was written by Dr. Mercola. He states in the article that more than 2.1 billion people are overweight or obese, and obesity is responsible for about five percent of all deaths each year, worldwide. In the US, nearly one in five deaths is now associated with obesity. He says, “In the US, just eight obesity-related diseases account for 75 percent of all healthcare costs!!!” These include type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, dementia, and cancer, but there are many others as well. Dr. Mercola states that continuously eating more than your body really needs promotes insulin resistance by the mere fact that your cells are stressed by the work placed on them by the excess nutrients. Smoking has been one of the leading causes of cancer, but that’s about to change because obesity will more than likely take the leading spot as it is the principal cause of 10 different types of cancer. Obesity can increase your risk of cancer significantly. Here is an example Dr. Mercola use; obese women increase their risk of womb cancer by 600 percent. Breast, prostate, colon, and all the other gynecological cancers are elevated because the hormone imbalances associated with obesity, which tend to fuel tumor growth. Also researchers found a correlation between obesity and increased risk of cancer relapse. There is a 3 percent higher rate of relapse in overweight survivors of prostate cancer. The odds are seven percent higher that... read more

Health through Nutrition really does work! I’m living proof!!

Health through Nutrition really does work! I’m living proof!! Finally I found an article that talks about using food to control my health issues. I’ve been on my journey of health through nutrition for 25+ years. I would much rather use food to control my health issues than take medicine. In the article written by a “doctor,” yes a doctor, it states that eating more vegetables can lower your risks of stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease. It can also lower your risks of certain types of cancer, eye diseases and digestive problems. It also reduces risks of kidney stones and bone loss. The article states that people who ate five to seven servings of vegetables and fruits per day had a 36% lower risk of dying from any cause. People who ate three to five servings were associated with a 29% lower risk and people who ate one to three servings were associated with a 14% lower risk. Through my journey of health through nutrition it has lowered my blood pressure, cholesterol, anxiety, and I’ve had weight loss. I know from experience that eating healthier does work. You don’t have to take medicine to correct health conditions. Check out the article and read from a doctor how eating healthier can help you. If you have any questions or comments you can email me at read more

How the Mediterranean Diet Helps with Health Problems

  As I have stated many times before, if you eat healthy then you can take care of your health problems. When I started my journey with health through nutrition, I was trying to figure out which foods helped me and which foods harmed me. I kept a food diary of what I ate and how it affected me. I started asking my friends Dr. Wilson and Dr. Paul their advice on how to lower my cholesterol, blood pressure and anxiety. Dr. Paul told me to incorporate olive oil into my diet. Being from Greece, I have heard about how the Mediterranean diet helps with health problems. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes fresh vegetables, nuts, and healthy fats, particularly olive oil, while downplaying processed foods. I was reading this article on, that says this diet is linked to a healthier brain. My knowledge it also helps with many other health problems. Dr. Paul has written a book just about olive oil and it’s benefits, etc. Please read this article so you can find out the different benefits of the Mediterranean diet. I will leave the link to the article below. If you have any questions or comments feel free to send me an email at read more

Cholesterol medicine have been revealed to cause memory loss. Why take the medicine when there is a natural way to correct the problem?

  I started my journey of health through nutrition when I found out my blood pressure was out the roof. I didn’t want to take medications so I started doing research on different foods to eat to bring it down to normal. I’ve never been the type to take medications and this article I found on Natural News is one reason why I’ve been so skeptical. This article talks about how cholesterol medicine have been revealed to cause memory loss. Why would you want to take medicine that will cause memory loss? I know I wouldn’t when there is a natural way of lowering your cholesterol. You ask how do I know this? I have been doing research on health through nutrition for over 25+ years and I’m living proof of using food to lower my cholesterol, blood pressure, anxiety and weight loss. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at Here is the link to the article…..... read more

10 Foods That Are Not Banned In America

During my perennial research of health through nutrition, I like to share articles I have found to you, my readers. I found an article about 10 foods that are not banned in America but they are in other countries. Here is the list and why they are bad for us. 10. Various colours, flavours & additives– These colours, flavours & additives have been linked to brain cancer and hyperactivity in children. 9. Artificially raised salmon– This type of salmon are more vulnerable to virus’ and their lack of pink color means their feed drugs. They tend to lack most of the benefits that naturally occurring salmon have. 8. Pink slime– Lean finely textured beef otherwise known as pink slime is a meat produced of offcuts and it’s produced by a machine. It’s used as a cheap additive to bulk out expensive meat products. It is particularly dangerous because it frequently contains pathogens because it’s often pulled from bones. 7. Fat-free chips & fries (containing olestra)– Fat-free or light products aren’t always better for you than the original full fat versions. This particular chemical is found in fat-free potato chips and french fries. And it’s used as a substitute for both fat and cholesterol. Products made with olestra may contain lower calories but their known to cause anal leakage. 6. Chicken (fed with arsenic)– Arsenic is known as a deadly poison. It’s also commonly used as a core ingredient in chicken feed. This is beacuase it makes meat appear pinkier and fresher and it speeds up the growth of farm yard animals. When consumed it can cause anemia, low blood... read more

Boost Your Brain

  My friends, after reading this article, I was very excited. I have told you time and time again that health through nutrition and moderate exercise will add many healthy years to your life, but now researchers are saying exercise will reverse age-related brain decline and help with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. So read and enjoy learning what moderate exercise can do for you! Boost Your Brain You already know that exercise can add years to your life, but now there’s evidence that it also can take years off your aging mind. Research suggests that regular aerobic exercise may delay or even reverse age-related brain decline, including that associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. According to a review of studies in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, moderate physical activity – anything that leaves you breathless – can increase both the volume of brain tissue and the brain’s ability to function. In a study at the University of Kansas Medical Center, researchers found that patients with early Alzheimer’s who worked out regularly showed less deterioration in the areas of the brain linked to memory than more sedentary patients with the disease. Other studies indicate that high levels of physical fitness have a positive effect on mental plasticity, or the brain’s capacity for growth and development. Exercise isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s, and it won’t stop you from getting older, but it may help you stay sharper longer. Don’t let age slow you – or your mind – down. Source:... read more

Home Remedy Number 1 In A Series Of 10 Honey

    Home Remedy Number 1 In A Series Of 10 Honey Want to calm a cough or prevent a cold? You may find relief in your cupboard We spend billions every year on over-the-counter health remedies for everything from canker sores to aching muscles, but in some cases there’s no need to shell out a lot of money to find relief. All you need to do is check your cupboards for some surprising home remedies. The first home remedy that we are introducing in this series is honey. Because certain home remedies can interact with prescription medications, check with your doctor before trying something new.   Honey. Just one spoonful can help quiet a nighttime cough better than over-the-counter cough syrups or suppressants.   That’s what a Pennsylvania study of more than 100 children found. Study author Ian Paul, M.D., says honey can also help reduce coughs in older adults suffering from a cold. Honey coats and soothes an irritated throat to help calm repeated coughing. “It is generally safe and can be used repeatedly as needed,” Paul says. He recommends two teaspoons per dose, but advises older adults to make sure their cough is because of a cold and not a more serious condition that may not respond to honey.   Also, honey does have a high sugar content, “which may be inappropriate for older adults with diabetes.” Our View on Honey:  Honey is the world’s oldest antibiotic.  I used it myself several times with excellent results and it’s cheap with no side effects.  I am still impressed from a personal case where I cut my hand... read more

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms Ingredients 1 (10-ounce) frozen chopped spinach, thawed 20 large fresh mushrooms Cooking spray 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup diced onion 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese 1 tablespoon sherry 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese Directions Preheat boiler. Drain spinach, and press between layers of paper towels until barely moist; set aside. Clean mushrooms with damp paper towels; remove stems. Finely chop stems; set aside. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add mushroom caps, stirring constantly, 5 minutes. Drain. Place caps on rack of a boiler pan, stem sides up; set aside. Combine spinach, chopped stems, yogurt, and next 8 ingredients; spoon evenly into mushroom caps. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve immediately. Yield: 20 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed mushroom). Nutritional Information Per serving: Calories 32 (31% from fat) Fat 1.1 g (saturated fat 0.6 g) Protein 2.8 g Carbohydrate 3 g Fiber 1 g Cholesterol 3 mg Sodium 87 mg Sources: 501 Delicious Heart Healthy Recipes If you would like more healthy recipes, you can purchase my book ” A Unique Documentary of Health through Nutrition.” You can purchase the print copy of the book here on my website or you can purchase the ebook version. The links for the ebook versions are on my website under the shop... read more