April 24, 2013

2013 Guide to Pesticides in Produce Is a Must Have

Want to find out which fruits and vegetable made the Environmental Working Group’s good list and which ones were naughty for 2013? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released its annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce list and the results are surprising. The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce will help you determine which fruits and […]
April 9, 2013

Everyday Things That Will Make Your Skin Glow

You have a million things on your mind every day—and, let’s face it, looking good isn’t your top priority. But even if you’re not willing to spend hours in front of the mirror every morning, don’t have time to slave away on the treadmill and can’t even boil a pot of water, you can still look—and feel—like a million bucks. Try these super-simple makeup, exercise and nutrition tips to look your best in five minutes or less. Your face, body and brain will thank you!
March 14, 2013

Food Is Au Naturel at Expo West

The FoodTrients team attended the Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center held March 7-10. We found a mountain of interesting new, all-natural and organic products that will be hitting store shelves in the months to come.
February 26, 2013

Ancient Wheat Improves Heart Health

Dr. William Davis in his book, Wheat Belly, claims that wheat products in the American diet parallel the expansion of our waistlines. This is because wheat today is not the same wheat eaten by ancient people, or even people just a few decades ago. Wheat today is hybridized and crossbred to make the wheat plant resistant to environmental conditions, such as drought, or pathogens, such as fungi. But most of all, genetic changes have been induced to increase yield per acre. Such enormous strides in yield have required drastic changes in the wheat’s genetic code. Such fundamental genetic changes have also come at a […]
December 6, 2012

Four Basic Makeup Tips For A 12 Hour Shift

Being a hard working career gal can sometimes feel like a high impact sport for the amount of action that’s involved. Even if you’re able to keep up with the day, sometimes your makeup doesn’t last so long. To keep makeup lasting for up to 12 hours, listen to Jason Ascher, resident makeup guru at Barneys New York, who offers his advice on how and what to apply so you look fresh all day (or night), no matter how intense your shift gets! 1. Foundation. Apply foundation only to the problem areas to even out the complexion rather than the entire face. Use […]
December 6, 2012

Findings In Yeast Sheds Light On Calorie Restriction

The journal Nature published an article online on November 21, 2012 that provides new information on how calorie restriction extends life span. Adam L. Hughes, PhD and Daniel Gottschling, PhD of Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center report the results of their latest research involving yeast cells. They found that a structure within the cells known as the vacuole (whose animal counterpart is the lysosome) becomes less acidic early in the yeast cell’s life span, resulting in a reduction in the ability of this organelle to store specific nutrients. These nutrients build up in the cell and overwhelm the mitochondria, which are the […]
November 28, 2012

What You Ought To Know About Allergy Cross-Reactions

You may think you’re aware of all your allergens and have them under control. But did you know that some allergy sufferers can have allergic cross-reactions to foods that have similar protein structures as your main allergen? Yep, it’s one of nature’s un-fun surprises: Because you’re allergic to, say, latex, you may also be allergic to a bunch of foods…and not even know it! To avoid an unpleasant and potentially dangerous allergic reaction on your lunch hour (okay, your lunch 5 minutes), check out this list of the top allergic cross-reactions. If you’re allergic to any of these items, be […]
November 14, 2012

5 Smart Make Up Cheats For Those Tired Looking Days

There are some women whose makeup looks fabulous no matter how hectic their days get. Ever wonder what their secret is? We asked Sarah Lazarus, physician’s assistant to New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Sharon Giese, for insider tips. “As someone who works in the medical aesthetic field, appearance is paramount,” says Lazarus. “Every day I am running from the operating room to patient consultations to doing Botox treatments. I have a tight schedule and don’t have time between appointments for touch-ups, so finding products that last and make me look great all day is so important. “I focus my beauty […]
October 11, 2012

Dr. Nick Delgado’s Protocol for Health

Recently, the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce for Orange County (CA) held its 4th annual Green & Health Expo at the Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort. Grace O was there signing copies of her cookbook, FoodTrients: Age Defying Recipes for a Sustainable Life. She was also presented with an Emerald Award from the Chamber of Commerce for her contributions to her community, as was U.S. Representative Ed Royce from the 40th Congressional District. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Nick Delgado. Dr. Delgado graduated from the University of Southern California, with studies at Rancho Los Amigo Hospital, USC, Loma Linda […]