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Who Knew Licorice Had So Many Benefits?

Jars of Licorice in Traditional Dutch Pharmacy 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 READ MORE

It’s National Cholesterol Education Month

Music goes with music. Before 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 READ MORE

Regenerative Medicine: Reverse Aging?

Full paper bag of different health food on rustic wooden background 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. bookElisa Lottor, Ph.D., HMD, is an expert in nutrition, homeopathy, and energy medicine with a special interest in regenerative READ MORE

10 Great Ways To Use Cocoa Butter For Beauty

Natural cosmetic oil, sea salt and natural handmade soap with cocoa beans on rustic wooden background Cocoa 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 READ MORE

Cancer Conference Explores Non-Toxic Therapies

3d illustration of cell under microscope Last 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 READ MORE

6 Ways To Use Zucchini

Fresh organic zucchini on wooden background Don'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 READ MORE

How To Go Gluten Free as a Senior

Eating healthy, feeling good As 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 READ MORE

Seven Ways To Help Avoid Dementia

Senior African American Couple Exercising In Park Watch 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 READ MORE

How to Save Your Bones with Vitamin C

Letter C made of citrus fruits When 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 READ MORE

Pining for Pineapple: In Search of the Great White Bromeliad

white pineapple - FoodTrients -HPcrop475 Pineapples 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 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.