May 7, 2024

4 Spring Veggies Sprouting in Stores Now

Spring is here and we’re celebrating all of the fresh produce that’s arriving in stores now. Four veggies to look for now are asparagus, leeks, endive and spring onions. We’ve added a few cooking and buying tips, too. Asparagus Early-season asparagus features bright green stalks with purple-tinted tips. Buy bunches with firm stalks and tightly closed tops. Refrigerate the bunch standing up in a cup of water. Eat up: Drizzle stalks with olive oil, dust with sea salt and black pepper and roast at 400 degrees until tender. Or stir 2-inch pieces of asparagus into risotto in the last five […]
April 9, 2024

6 Life-Extending Plant Extracts

An interesting article recently revealed the discovery of life-extending effects for six plant-derived extracts in experiments involving S. cerevisiae, a variety of yeast that is frequently the subject of aging research. Six new groups of molecules from plant extracts you most likely have heard of were found to slow down the aging process. Researchers found that extracts of black cohosh, valerian, purple passion flower, Ginkgo biloba, celery, and white willow bark extended the life span of S. cerevisiae. Do Plants Really Extend Life Span? In the case of white willow, the average and maximum life span increased by over 300%, which is […]
April 9, 2024

Here’s Your Guide to a Gluten-Free Pregnancy

It’s certainly common to worry during pregnancy. Things like what vitamins to take, what to eat, how much to eat and what to pay attention to when getting blood work done are just some of the common worries that women have. These questions carry even more weight for those of us who have celiac or gluten-intolerance. A few months ago, I shared my personal journey regarding celiac, fertility, and successfully getting pregnant once starting a gluten-free diet. Because I was diagnosed with celiac just a couple of months before I became pregnant, I had lots of questions. Were there extra steps I […]
November 6, 2023

The Superstar Benefits of Quinoa & Kale

I like to frequently use an ancient Socrates quote to my patients when I try to drive home the importance of eating the right foods to both preserve and heal their health.  The saying, roughly, goes, “Let your food be your medicine” and with these 2 nutritional powerhouses, that I’m going to tell you about here, old Socrates couldn’t be closer to the truth.  These 2 simple foods are quinoa – an ancient super-grain – and the beautiful kale plant.  They not only taste great but I’m going to tell you how they can actually save your life. The Amazing Health Benefits […]
October 10, 2023

Don’t Let Indigestion Ruin Another Evening

A good friend of mine loves spicy food. A few years ago, though, he noticed that whenever he ate anything to spicy, he spent the rest of the evening with miserable indigestion. He asked me if there was any way he could enjoy the foods he loved without the unpleasant aftereffects. Fortunately, I was able to give him several recommendations that helped prevent his indigestion. As you get older indigestion becomes a more common problem. Six million Americans suffer with frequent indigestion. Whether you suffer from gas, frequent heartburn, or bloating these are all signs that something is not working quite […]
August 30, 2023

Age-Fighting Quercetin Is Anti-Inflammatory

Quercetin (pronounced kwer-suh-tin) has been in the news recently, and for good reason. This yellow pigment is a flavonoid that occurs in apples, grape skin, red onions, and green tea. While quercetin’s presence in foods has long been recognized, it has only been lately that some of its remarkable effects have come to light. Quercetin’s recently discovered properties include protective effects against cancer, cardiovascular disease, allergies and immune dysfunction — all of which, if prevented, could help improve or extend life. For life extensionists, however, the most exciting research involves the use of quercetin as a potential treatment for aging. […]
August 25, 2023

Anti-Aging Dishes Cookbook Wins the Silver Living Now Award

Anti-Aging Dishes Cookbook Wins the Silver Living Now Award in the Cookbook General Category Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning cookbook author, chef, and healthy-eating advocate Grace O announced that her latest cookbook, Anti-Aging Dishes from Around the World (Skyhorse/August 2022/Hardcover) won the Silver Award from Living Now in the Cookbook-General category, in a tie with the Cooking à la Heart cookbook.  This is the sixth award Anti-Aging Dishes has been awarded this year including the Gourmand 2023 Award for Best in Health & Nutrition Book in the World, and a bronze IPPY Award in the specialty cookbook category recognizing excellence […]
August 16, 2023

Rosemary Improves Memory and Cognition

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” —Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Although poor Ophelia was mad, she appears to have been spot on in her association of rosemary with better memory. Despite its name, rosemary is not related to roses but, rather, takes its name from ros, which means dew in Latin, and marinus, which means “of the sea”. The herb was said to have clung to the goddess Aphrodite when she arose from the sea foam in her mythological birth. This “dew of the sea,” which is native to the Mediterranean area, is now cultivated in many areas of the world. […]
August 10, 2023

Traveling with FoodsTrients to Dublin Ireland

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin Ireland While on our way to Sweden for the Gourmand Awards event in Umea, Grace O and the FoodTrients team stopped in Ireland for tours and tastes of the country. The FoodTrients team was treated to a memorable dining experience at Restaurant Patrick Gilbaud in Dublin. With over 40 years of dining excellence, the food, ambiance and service were impeccable. We enjoyed the Wild Turbot, Native Blue Lobster and Irish Beef, which were served to highlight the rich local offerings. We were so excited to try the Cucumber Foam with Sea Buckthorn, which is an anti-aging […]