Several health benefits of eating tomatoes

omatoes are very good for health and are generally low-priced. 100 gm of tomatoes provide 18 calories, 0.2 gm of fat, 3.9 gm of carbohydrate (including 1.2 gm of dietary fiber and 2.6 grams of sugar) and 0.9 gram of protein. Tomatoes are a rich source of vitamins A and C and folic acid, and also contain several other beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including all four major carotenoids: alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene. Continue reading “Several health benefits of eating tomatoes” »

Baby Boomers And Anti-Aging

The term “Anti-aging” has recently become one of the most popular “buzz-words” in all of medicine today. There is even a certification and specialization in age-management medicine for physicians interested in assisting their patients in preventing premature disability and death, while focusing on optimal health and vigor. Continue reading “Baby Boomers And Anti-Aging” »

Coffee’s Antioxidant Powers

Whether you prefer Starbucks, Barney’s or Joffrey’s, have your morning cup of java guilt-free. The latest research has indicated that there are positive health benefits regarding coffee consumption and the prevention of numerous health concerns, including but not limited to chronic degenerative diseases, which are unfortunately on the rise in the United States. Continue reading “Coffee’s Antioxidant Powers” »

Antioxidant, Polyphenol-Rich Mediterranean Diet Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and currently affects over 13 million people worldwide. The direct and indirect cost of Alzheimer care is over $100 billion in the US alone. A recent US multi-ethnic study has suggested that a greater adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet could cut the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by a whopping 68 percent. Continue reading “Antioxidant, Polyphenol-Rich Mediterranean Diet Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk” »

It’s Springtime, and Allergies are Blossoming

Everything’s pretty in spring except for how allergy sufferers feel… sneezing, runny noses, scratchy eyes…and if those are your only symptoms, you’re lucky! Millions of people have major sinus attacks with headache and facial pain, total nasal blockage and sinus pressure.

Too often and too quickly, seasonal allergies are confused with acute “rhinitis” and “sinusitis”. We run for medications which often complicate a problem that could have been resolved naturally and with a little patience, or prevented altogether.

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“Rhinitis” is inflammation of the nasal passages with sneezing and a runny or dry, stuffy red nose. Seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly known as “hay fever”, is generally caused by outdoor allergies to things like fresh-cut grass or plant pollen.

Rhinitis can result from the release of “histamines”, the neurotransmitter that causes symptoms of these allergies – but could also result from long-time dependence on nasal sprays. Pharmaceutical decongestants lose effectiveness over time, so we use more and more to find relief. This wears down the natural defenses in nasal tissues and thickens nasal mucus, inviting bacteria and fungus that can lead to sinusitis.

“Sinusitis” (referring to actual sinus infection) stems from virus, fungus or bacteria. At this time of year, sinusitis kicks up due to morning and twilight dampness in the air causing mold and mildew spores, which are attracted to mucus and can start fungal growth. We feel miserable, run to the doctor for antibiotics, but antibiotics work only on bacteria, not mold or fungus.

Prevention:

  • Avoid foods which cause thicker mucus and slower digestion: all cow’s milk products, sugary baked goods, and starchy wheat (pastas, biscuits, etc.) are known culprits. Thin mucus flows properly to eliminate bacteria and fungus, and good waste elimination makes us less prone to allergies and infections.
  • Guard against allergies by eating papaya, garlic, blueberries, raspberries.
  • Take the digestive enzymes papain and bromelain, both known for prohibiting allergies.

Strengthen your immune system against allergies with extra antioxidant vitamins A, E, C, minerals Zinc and Selenium. Antioxidants keep “free radicals” from reaching our cells and damaging natural immunities.

Treatment for seasonal allergies:

  • Begin above dietary rules immediately.
  • Drink a glass of warm water in the morning to release toxins.
  • Take the Aller-Sine and antioxidants. Get congestion relief with this natural steam formula:
  • Garlic – 1/2 clove or 500 mg capsule
  • Eucalyptus (found in vapor rub products) – ¼ teaspoon
  • Tea tree oil – 2 drops
  • Pau d’arco (a South American herb) – 2 drops or half of one 500 mg capsule (Get these last two at natural health outlets).

Dissolve ingredients into 2 cups of boiling, steaming water. Inhale deeply for 2-3 minutes twice daily until mucus loosens and expels.
If you’ve had longtime sinusitis or rhinitis, it will take some time to experience lasting freedom. Be persistent. You may just avoid fall’s seasonal allergies!

Eating our way to poor health

How’s Your Daily Nutrition? While people in some countries did fine for centuries on a few staple foods, we Americans have been forerunners in fatty, fast and indulgent goodies. Take the Orient, for example. Since our burger franchises went to cities like Hong Kong, we’ve been luring the natives away from their rice and fish nutrition; Continue reading “Eating our way to poor health” »

Attention! Cancer Foods

Cancer foods are foods that can cause cancer. Mutagenics are substances which can eventually cause cancer if it’s absorption from prepared food is not prevented. By heating whatever food, hundreds of different mutagenic substances begin. The more protein the food contains, the more mutagenics start off due to cooking. Continue reading “Attention! Cancer Foods” »

Antioxidants To The Rescue!

The need to defend, protect and restore your health has never been greater than it is in today’s world. Free radicals cause significant damage to your cells! When the body is unable to produce enough antioxidants to counteract free radicals, the resultant cell damage can cause certain types of cancer, heart disease, premature aging, cataracts, and other serious illnesses. Continue reading “Antioxidants To The Rescue!” »

Have you tried an Anti Aging retreat – roll back the years by retreating ?

It seems there is a retreat for just about anything these days….did you see that movie “couples retreat” from a few years back. The movie was a comedy where the various couples try to rekindle their marriages in an idyllic location (Bora Bora)…critics thought it was pretty lame despite it doing well at the box office…maybe they should run a retreat for bad movie makers ! Continue reading “Have you tried an Anti Aging retreat – roll back the years by retreating ?” »

Complementary and Alternative Treatment Options for Atherosclerosis

Dietary considerations: There is more to the dietary approach to atherosclerosis than eliminating fat from the diet. Fat restriction is important, but there are other dietary strategies that can be used to help lower cholesterol. As well, there are a variety of vitamins, nutrients, and micronutrients that can lower the risk of heart disease when consumed as part of a fat-restricted diet. Continue reading “Complementary and Alternative Treatment Options for Atherosclerosis” »