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Anti-Aging Properties of Super Antioxidant Resveratrol

Red wine For many of my patients the word “aging” is a dirty word they would prefer to avoid.  In fact, statistics show that as the flower children of the 70’s become senior citizens they are healthier, and have more active lifestyles than previous generations. New discoveries are continuing to increase life expectancy.  A hundred years ago, life expectancy was only about 47 years.  Today’s 50-something generation plans READ MORE

Surprise Them With Sweet Potato-Blueberry Pancakes

Sweet Potato-Blueberry Pancakes-promo With activities, meetings, appointments and tired kids, evening meals don’t always happen the way you want them to. Take advantage of fresh faces and morning attitudes and enjoy breakfast together instead. (Of course, if you really want to surprise the kids when 5:30 p.m. rolls around, serve pancakes for dinner!) Involve kids in mashing the sweet potato and mixing the batter. The READ MORE

CBD Oil Has Exciting Health Benefits

Hand holding a leaf of marijuana Mystery and intrigue surround the cannabis sativa plant -- also known as marijuana -- and its possible medicinal properties though it has been used since ancient times. Utilized for food, fiber, oil, medicine and recreation, there are many things the cannabis plant provides us, but perhaps the most intriguing for health is cannabidiol or CBD oil. This compound is the non-psychoactive READ MORE

Lovin’ Those Summertime Blues – Mighty Blueberries Rock!

Blueberry When it comes to a small but mighty summer fruit, it’s hard to beat blueberries. Is there anything more simple and delicious? You can eat them plain by the handful or add them into smoothies, yogurt, whole grain cereals, pancakes, desserts, you name it. Growing up in the Philippines, we had blueberries, but they were a rare treat, so I appreciate the abundance of fresh berries available READ MORE

Green Tea’s Secret Property Could Benefit Arteries

A glass of mint tea on a table covered in mint leaves A report appearing on June 1, 2018 in the Journal of Biological Chemistry suggests that the green tea compound epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) could help dissolve atherosclerotic plaque associated with heart attack and stroke. The compound is currently under investigation in regard to its ability to reduce amyloid plaque in the brain, which is associated with Alzheimer’s READ MORE

Your Online Resources for Depression Help

depression_resources If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, use these resources to find help. Anxiety and Depression Association of America Includes a searchable database of support groups across the country and offers a list of questions you should ask potential counselors, including practical ones (“Do you accept my insurance?”) and more clinical ones (“What is your treatment approach?”). Geriatric Mental Health Foundation Up to 13.5 READ MORE

Let’s Talk A Minute About Mental Health

letstalkmentalhealth Let’s say you twisted your ankle and it’s causing unbearable pain. You’ll likely go to a doctor, who will examine you and probably order an X-ray. If it’s just a sprain, you’ll be advised to apply ice, elevate and stay off it, and you’ll need crutches to get around for a while. If it’s a break, you might get a cast or a brace, or possibly READ MORE

Presto! Pesto Recipes Add Superpowers and Flavor

Pesto sauce ingredients Who doesn’t love pesto, the uncooked sauce most associated with the city of Genoa in Northern Italy? The pesto most of us have tried is made with fresh basil that’s been pounded and mixed with super-diced garlic, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, then blended with extra virgin olive oil. Basil pesto imparts a beautiful green color on pasta and is a great spread on Italian READ MORE

The Top 50 Foods for Your Immune System

Ingredients for making natural drink As cold and flu season comes to an end, you may breathe a sigh of relief but keep in mind that a strong immune system is key any time of year. Every day our immune systems protect us against viruses, bacteria and rogue abnormal cells that could even lead to cancer. Antioxidants and vitamins like vitamins A, C, D, E, selenium, and READ MORE

Liver Recovers Faster On Low-Sugar

ThinkstockPhotos-479413990 Liver damage caused by diet high in fat, sugar and cholesterol may be difficult to reverse even if the diet is generally improved, a new study shows. The damage can also lead to more serious health problems, such as cirrhosis or even cancer, the study says. For more significant liver recovery, the intake of sugar has to come down, probably along with other improvements in diet and exercise, said READ MORE
What Do FoodTrients Do?
Ai Anti- inflammatories
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Ao Anti- oxidant
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
IB Immunity Boosters
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
MB Mind
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
F Disease Prevention
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.