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...
July 10, 2013 Newsletter10 Tips To Live To 100 One of my patients, I'll call him Joe, is a younger-than-his years 72-year-old businessman. I generally see him about once a year for his annual checkup. When I ask how he's doing, with a big, energetic smile he always answers, "1 year closer to 100!" I smile back and tell him I'm counting on him to keep his promise. That's
July 3, 2013 NewsletterAsian Fusion: Add A Fistful of Flavors to Menus In Southeast Asia, where I grew up, the cuisine has been influenced by many countries: China, Japan, Spain, France, America, and to some extent the Middle East and Northern Africa. So I've been practicing fusion cooking my whole life. My mother ran a cooking school and my family operated multiple restaurants.
June 26, 2013 NewsletterThe Fast Diet, a how-to diet book by Dr. Michael Mosley asks one question: "is it possible to eat normally, five days a week, and become slimmer and healthier as a result?" His answer is yes. After a checkup at his doctor's office, Mosley was stunned--as a doctor himself--at the terrible results. Slightly over-weight, with high cholesterol and heading towards diabetes, Dr. Mosley realized it was time for change. He tried a calorie restriction diet,
June 19, 2013 NewsletterI like my food to be very flavorful. And I've learned that my spice chest can also be my medicine cabinet. So when I begin to create a recipe, I reach for the oils, herbs, spices, and sweeteners that will do my body good. I've picked out my Top 35 flavorings so that you, too, can defy aging while you cook. Fats are a very controversial subject. Butter, in particular, has gone in and out
June 13, 2013 NewsletterThey say that no two people are alike, so does that mean there is no "one size fits all" diet plan? According to Lyn-Genet Recitas, author of the radical new weight loss book--The Plan--there isn't. According to Recitas, your weight is nothing more than a reflection of your body's chemical reaction to foods. You're not eating too many carbs, or too much fat, or too many calories. You're simply eating certain reactive foods that are
June 5, 2013 NewsletterLemongrass, a plant native to India and Southeast Asia, looks like stiff grass stalks (it really is a grass!), but it smells and tastes a bit like lemon or lime. The stalks, which can reach five feet in height, also grow in Australia, Africa, and the United States. The oil from lemongrass is used to scent soaps and bath products, as a potent antiseptic, and, when diluted and applied to the
January 31, 2013 NewsletterWhat you eat can make a big difference in how you look, feel and think. This week, Grace O focuses on brain health and the foods that can help you focus, fight off dementia, and improve your mood. Let us also introduce you to strontium, the "other" bone health nutrient, and fill you in on how sugar affects your skin. Read More
January 16, 2013 NewsletterThere's nothing like a good cup of hot tea on a cold winter day. But hot tea offers many more benefits for your health. This week Grace O focuses on tea's powerful antioxidants that help our hearts, protect against cancer, and enhance weight loss. FoodTrients also reports on the World Congress on Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and we are giving away another Crock-Pot. Read More
December 11, 2012 NewsletterHappy Holidays! With parties, potlucks and busy days on the agenda for December, a slow cooker (crock pot) can be a perfect partner. It's a healthy, timesaving way to cook and can make traveling with food a lot easier. See all of Grace O's tips and ideas for holiday foods and celebrations. We're also giving away a crock pot this month (see details below) Read More
November 28, 2012 NewsletterAt this time of year when holiday foods reign, it's hard to resist all of the tasty dishes and tempting desserts. It's the perfect time to look at foods that aid our digestive systems. Fermented foods do just that. They promote healthy microflora in the gut and help break down food in our stomach, releasing more nutrients and decreasing heartburn. Some of them keep us feeling full with less food, which means we are less
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.