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Secrets To Increase Your Metabolism

Have you struggled for years to keep your weight in check? Have you noticed extra pounds adding up since you reached middle age? If either scenario applies to you, it is likely that metabolism is playing a major role in your “weighty” issues. Metabolism is simply the process by which the body makes and uses energy. This process is vital for cells to function while we sleep, as well as for strenuous activity like running a marathon.

Anti-Aging 2: Supplements & Exercise

Thank you for joining me for the continuation of anti-aging strategies. In Part I, we talked about how nutrition and sleep can have a profound effect on aging. Today in Part II I’m going to go over specific supplements, namely vitamins and herbs that have been found to be beneficial in anti-aging regimens. In addition, we’ll talk about how you can naturally boost your human growth hormone (HGH) levels with exercise and by eating specific foods. Let’s start with the supplements. Supplements Beneficial in Anti-Aging At the end of part I, I mentioned some very scientific sounding compounds, Ornithine Alpha […]

About FoodTrients

About FoodTrients We all want to be healthy and vibrant, and we all want to look and feel young. Scientists have identified many strategies for healthy living that help prevent disease and slow the aging process. For example, we know that antioxidants in fruits and vegetables can fight damage to our cells and chromosomes caused by free oxygen radicals; that polyunsaturated fats, such as Omega-3 fatty acids, can lower cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the blood, protecting our heart; that certain foods, such as ginger and mustard, can reduce inflammation, keeping our arteries healthy and our skin from swelling; that […]

Resources for FoodTrients

RESOURCES Web Resources for Health The internet is a vast resource that can, at times, be overwhelming to search. How do you know which sources are legitimate and which ones are simply a waste of your time? We have compiled a list of sources, each unique in their approach to solving food, diet, health questions and more, and broken them into different categories. Some of the most powerful resources in cyberspace are available right here at the touch of your fingertips. Here are some health-related resources for you: Medical Research Organizations The Cleveland Clinic — Healthy Living Cleveland Clinic is […]

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Superfoods

There is so much talk around superfoods lately and the health benefits of including them in your diet. As a doctor who specializes in anti-aging strategies, I can truly say that the addition of superfoods to your daily food intake will totally optimize your health and lower the risk of disease. That’s why I make it a priority to recommend green foods to all of my patients. Since whole foods and greens have recently become popular many questions about them still remain unanswered, so here’s a brief but informative insight to help you know more about how these foods can […]

Health Advantages Of Super Greens: Part II

When it comes to staying healthy, I advise my patients to shop in the produce section of their local supermarket. There they will find all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that protect and repair cells from damage caused by free radicals. It is believed that veggies hold the key to keeping your immune system strong along with immune-boosting antioxidants necessary to ward off infections like colds and flu.

Beautiful Nails Without the Toxins

Sometimes in our quest to be healthy, we forget the small things—like our fingers and toes. It can’t be a good thing when your nails turn yellow after wearing nail polish. Who wants to have pretty nails only during the summer or for that one special event here and there to cover up those yellow nails when you have to bare all in those strappy sandals? Not only do we want to avoid the dreaded yellow nails, but we also want to avoid all those toxins in the polish and removers that strip our nails of their natural oils and […]

Discover the Miracle of Moringa

Very few Americans have ever heard of the moringa oleifera plant, but in Africa it’s a life-saver. It needs very little water to grow and its leaves offer a full complement of protein, minerals, and nutrients to both humans and cattle. When Africans cook with moringa, they throw the tiny leaves into soups and stews

Chia Seeds Are Inspiration for New Southwestern Fettuccine Recipe

Most Americans are probably familiar with chia pets—clay pots shaped like animals that you fill with chia seeds and water.  The chia seeds sprout and grow green “fur” on the clay pot.  Few people who own those chia pets, however, realize that chia seeds are not only edible—sprouted or not—but they’re also wonderful for your health. The ancient Aztecs of Mexico began eating unsprouted chia seeds over 500 years ago. In the Mayan language, “chia” means “strength.” The tiny seeds come in white or black varieties and are native to Mexico and Guatemala. Today, Mexicans drink chia frescas: chia seeds stirred […]

How Do Antioxidants Work in the Body?

Your mother was right when she insisted you eat all your vegetables at dinnertime before moving on to dessert. Virtually every fruit and vegetable contains antioxidants. Fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans are so good for our bodies, because they contain a host of antioxidants that can be broken down into multiple categories. I thought it would be helpful to highlight a few of those subcategories here. Lycopene – found in tomatoes, lycopene is more bioavailable when cooked, which is why so many nutritionists recommend tomato paste or tomato sauce. Polyphenols -There are thousands of phenolic compounds in food including: […]