Raluca Schachter is a passionate Nutritionist and Metabolic Typing Advisor. She believes in traditional, unaltered food, ancestral wisdom, sustainable farming and living. Raluca was able to naturally reverse chronic health conditions she was struggling with most of her life, and now uses her knowledge to help as many people as possible do the same. Her health programs and diet plans offer a very unique and comprehensive approach to health, where individual nutritional and biochemical requirements are firstly met using specific nutrients and foods that each metabolism thrives on. Raluca currently resides in Garden Grove, CA and offers her services for local and long-distance clientele. You can connect with Raluca at www.metabolicenergy.net/en and www.facebook.com/MetabolicEnergy.net

Why GMOs Are NOT the Future of Food

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Throughout our existence as humans, our genes have shown they are highly adaptable to the available food supply and a wide variety of diets. Over time, our genes gradually adapted to new ways of eating and we continued to thrive. But all these “new” foods were whole foods, unprocessed, unaltered, and found in nature.

So, how does this adaptation relate to the new era of genetically modified foods, made in the laboratory?

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Effective Natural Remedies and Recipes for Cold and Flu Season

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Have you ever wondered why it is that only some people become sick when exposed to a pathogen? Why don’t all the members of a group from work get sick, when a colleague – a sneezing, stuffy, coughing cold virus carrier – exposed them to an illness? Why don’t all the kids in your child’s classroom get sick, when it seems that just a few “give the start” to the flu, all the time? It’s not about luck or the lack of it. It’s about how prepared your immune system is to fight with the pathogens. And this involves a very complex mechanism that takes place in your body daily, even from the day you were born!

Why that early? Because a baby’s and future adult’s immune system can be deeply affected by a potential toxic load the mother is transmitting, her nutritional deficiencies, her gastrointestinal problems, the lack of breastfeeding and consumption of commercial formula, as well as pharmaceutical drugs (taken either by the mother or baby, or both) and vaccines. If these continue with the standard processed diet widely available in the modern society and the typical stressful life, then the recipe for ill-health and a poor immune system are guaranteed.

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Antioxidants: Perfect Panacea or Potential Toxins?

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

“Antioxidant” — these days, definitely a buzz word used by everyone interested in holistic health, or hoping to find a panacea for their multitude of ailments. Look online or in health food stores today and you’ll find a huge variety of precious antioxidants for sale – capsules, powders, fruits and tinctures from all over the world. Most of us have now found out about acai, maqui, goji berries, raw chocolate, green tea, blueberries and the rest.

Antioxidants are feted for their never ending list of health benefits… but are they really the magical cure-alls we’re led to believe? As so often the case, it’s not quite that simple.  Continue Reading – Antioxidants: Perfect Panacea or Potential Toxins?

Understanding Inflammation … and How To Eliminate It Naturally

PLUS inflammation-busting Golden Milk recipe!

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

One of the most common physical symptoms people suffer is inflammation. It is a sign that the body has initiated self-healing, but when inflammation is prolonged, it can result in an excessive free radical activity and tissue damage.

There are numerous mechanisms in the body which can cause inflammation and it can show up in various forms, but most of the time it directly involves a dysfunction of the digestive system – like most ailments.

The immune response is one of the main mechanisms to initiate inflammatory processes. Citokines are one of the most well-studied molecules involved in the immune response, and are responsible for cellular apoptosis (cell death) and cascades of inflammatory processes. An excessive level of citokines in the body is associated with insulin resistance, diabetes and many other health problems.

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Understanding Cannabis Oil

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Although I’ve been aware of the recent positive discussion of cannabis oil as a treatment for various serious diseases, I was still skeptical to consider this as a viable solution for certain health disorders. After all, so many people these days are looking for the perfect miracle pill to solve their health issues! Is this another panacea? Is this another way of buying into the mentality of one-size-fits-all treatments that come in a bottle without making any necessary dietary and life style changes?

In the end, it all depends on how we really make use of these extracts that nature provided us and how clearly we see the “big picture” of true healing.

So it was time I found out more! I interviewed one of my colleagues with extensive knowledge on the matter – Steven Sinay, VP of Nutritional Science for Empower Genetics and a fellow Metabolic Typing practitioner. This article is what he kindly shared with me on the very interesting topic of cannabis oil.

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Any Health Problems? Start With Your Digestive System

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

It took a lot of allopathic medical dogma to make people believe that any health problem can be solved with a pill, a local treatment, a lab test or a vaccine. The reality we are experiencing today is that this approach failed miserably countless of times. The human body is just way too complex to assume that such approaches might efficiently work long term, and also be free of negative side effects.

The simple truth is that most disorders or negative symptoms that you might experience, regardless of which system of the human body it takes place in, can be greatly helped if not entirely solved if you first start healing your digestive system. Healthy gut flora maintains healthy gut functions, proper stool formation, balance between various bacterial species, generating B-Vitamins, Vitamin K2, the synthesis of digestive enzymes. Your gut flora modulates inflammatory responses and immune signaling and it communicates with your brain. Imbalances in gut flora and gut toxicity are at the root of many disease processes: inflammation, autoimmune, behavioral disorders and anxiety.

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6 Steps to Solve Your Blood Sugar Problems Permanently

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

If you…

  • are not sleepy or drowsy after your meals…
  • are not irritable, dizzy, shaky, weak, or anxious if you don’t eat for 2-3 hours…
  • feel energized after your meal (but not hyper!) and could actually be fit for walking…
  • experience better mental clarity after your meals…
  • don’t crave any sweets after your meal or during the day…
  • don’t feel hungry all the time or that “something was missing” from your menu…
  • and are not overweight or underweight…

… then you’re among those living in our modern society who don’t suffer from blood sugar dysregulation. And those people are fewer and fewer each day!

What happens in your body when blood sugar runs wild?

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Vegetarianism – Is It Right for You?

28th May 2014

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Vegetarianism. What’s the real health impact?

Fact is, vegetarianism is a serious matter. While many embrace it for reasons from poor digestion to animal love, many health practitioners – including myself – observe an increase of negative health effects caused by the diets of many vegetarian people.

What is really happening? Is vegetarianism a healthy choice but many people just don’t know how to apply its principles? Or is vegetarianism not healthy?

And what about veganism? Is it a healthier choice still, or a more radical form of dietary depravation, only for the “brave” on their no-kill journey?

Let’s get to the bottom of this. Continue Reading – Vegetarianism – Is It Right for You?

Antibiotic Resistant Infections: The Dangers… and How You Can Avoid Them

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

You have probably heard about antibiotic resistant infections. But did you know that two million people per year in the US are acquiring this type of infection and 23,000 Americans per year are dying because of this?

On top of that, 250,000 people in the US require hospital care for Clostridium difficile (a unique bacterial infection directly related to antibiotic use and resistance) infections each year and 14,000 people in the US die from C. difficile infections each year.

The evidence that proves how harmful this practice can be has been available for a while now. Taking routine course of antibiotics and moreover pouring them into our food has been leading to serious and dangerous side effects, which greatly affect everybody’s health and well being. There are instances when antibiotics can save lives, so they have their place. But switching from specific, well determined and occasional use to a broad use – and even worse, to a ”preventive” measure in humans and animals – is totally insane.

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Is Your Daily Wheat Bread Actually Healthy?

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Wheat is everywhere and in everything. There is no food store that doesn’t have at least several isles with foods containing wheat!

In my practice, it’s interesting to observe the reactions people have when we talk about wheat and I recommend to eliminate it from their diet. I often get answers like:

— “I can’t do that, I’m too attached to my bread and my whole family eats it!” (addiction)

— “I don’t think I really have a problem with wheat!” (denial)

— “What if I reduce my intake and buy organic?” (negotiation)

So what is behind this food and its voracious consumption?

The Fluffy White Bread

You’ve probably been a consumer of this type of bread. Most of us were at some times of our lives, and many still are! But it’s time to face reality. White, fluffy breads and pastries are a result of significantly altering modern wheat, while few questions have been asked about whether those man-made changes are compatible with human health.

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Toxic Babies: Why Children Increasingly Share Their Parents’ Toxicity and Nutritional Deficiencies

10th September 2013

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

I have to admit, even the title sounds disturbing! But I believe it’s high time to stop sugar coating the reality we live in. I see in my practice more and more children who share their parents’ nutritional deficiencies and toxicity. Yes, a pure, innocent baby who’s barely starting life is also touched by the harsh environment we live in these days, and parents can pass down their imbalances to their baby.

This article is not supposed to offer a pessimistic view, but rather to help raise awareness, prepare and teach you about how to better take care of your children’s health.

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Listen To Your Body. Correct Food Ratios. Reverse Disease.

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

While talking with a client who was following one of my health programs, the issue of “listening to your body” came up. The client asked me:

“So if I feel the need to enter the first pastry shop and buy the biggest cake I see and eat it all… does that mean I listen to my body?”

A different client told me that, after many years of struggling with conventional medicine to solve debilitating health problems, and after many fad, calorie counting diets imposed by dietitians, she was constantly told by these that she wasn’t capable of having control over her body and “listening” to her body. She was told she can’t trust herself. Doctors knew best. So they upped her prescription drugs.

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