About Grace O
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Who Knew Licorice Had So Many Benefits?Often found on the candy shelf in red and black varieties, licorice is so much more than a snack at the movies. In fact, licorice products manufactured in the U.S. often don’t even contain any licorice root at all. Licorice is actually an herb native to the Mediterranean, Russia, Asia and the Middle East that contains the anise oil responsible
It’s National Cholesterol Education MonthBefore biting into that juicy steak, take a moment to think about your cholesterol level. Is it high? High cholesterol usually has no symptoms but can increase the risk of heart disease. The month of September has been designated as National Cholesterol Education Month. It's the ideal time to have your levels checked and then take steps to bring your levels down if necessary. What
Regenerative Medicine: Reverse Aging?The old paradigm of medicine is rapidly changing. People are becoming aware of the limitations of modern medicine which basically are centered around controlling symptoms, but not really curing. Elisa Lottor, Ph.D., HMD, is an expert in nutrition, homeopathy, and energy medicine with a special interest in regenerative
10 Great Ways To Use Cocoa Butter For BeautyCocoa butter, also known as theobroma oil, is a natural (and edible) fat extracted from cocoa beans. Because of its silky texture, mild cocoa fragrance, hydrating benefits and emollient properties, cocoa butter is used to make chocolate, as well as ointments, pharmaceuticals, toiletries and food products. Cocoa beans are rich in
Cancer Conference Explores Non-Toxic TherapiesLast Labor Day weekend, when most people were at the beach or firing up their barbeques, the FoodTrients team and I were taking in the 46th Annual Cancer Convention in Glendale, California presented by the Cancer Control Society. The mission of this non-profit is to “Prevent and control cancer and other diseases through nutrition and non-toxic therapies.” More than 60 speakers
6 Ways To Use ZucchiniDon't let that late-summer zucchini go to waste! Rich in vitamins and minerals but not in carbohydrates, zucchini can be an important addition to a diabetic diet as well as any diet. Get your fill of B-vitamins, copper, vitamin C and fiber to slow digestion as you incorporate these in healthy ways. Try zucchini “chips” or “zoodles” as replacements for
How To Go Gluten Free as a SeniorAs awareness of gluten issues grow, more and more people – including seniors – are being diagnosed with celiac disease and gluten allergies. While learning to live a gluten-free lifestyle can be daunting to anyone, it provides unique challenges to seniors over age 65. Here, we address some challenges seniors going gluten-free may grapple with. GETTING DIAGNOSED WITH A GLUTEN SENSITIVITY
Seven Ways To Help Avoid DementiaWatch your weight Among the biggest risk factors for dementia are diabetes and mid-life obesity, which can double your chances of dementia at a later age. Links have also been found between elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and the risk of dementia, although these are not conclusive. Monitoring your weight and cardiovascular health in middle age could greatly reduce your likelihood
How to Save Your Bones with Vitamin CWhen you think of taking care of your bone health, you probably think of trying to get enough calcium through dairy, certain vegetables, or supplements. Yet you may not know that your bones also have another ally that can help them stay just as healthy as calcium does. You may even be drinking it every day in your juice or getting
Pining for Pineapple: In Search of the Great White BromeliadPineapples are a part of the bromeliad family. You’ve probably seen their decorative cousins in people’s homes and gardens. Some time ago, a friend of mine told me about white pineapple. She described it as having creamy, white flesh and an especially sweet, floral taste. It’s not as tart as regular pineapple and less woody and fibrous. This really intrigued me—I HAD
What Do FoodTrients Do?
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.