About Grace O
As a child in Southeast Asia, Grace O learned culinary arts by her mother's side in her family's cooking school Read More...
Anti-Aging Properties of Super Antioxidant ResveratrolFor 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
Surprise Them With Sweet Potato-Blueberry PancakesWith 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
CBD Oil Has Exciting Health BenefitsMystery 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
Lovin’ Those Summertime Blues – Mighty Blueberries Rock!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
Green Tea’s Secret Property Could Benefit ArteriesA 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
Your Online Resources for Depression HelpIf 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
Let’s Talk A Minute About Mental HealthLet’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
Presto! Pesto Recipes Add Superpowers and FlavorWho 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
The Top 50 Foods for Your Immune SystemAs 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
Liver Recovers Faster On Low-SugarLiver 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
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.