November 6, 2023

Want To Know How NOT To Die? 12 Tips

The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but not so good at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of premature death—illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and others—claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn’t have to be the case. In Dr. Michael Greger’s book, How Not to Die, there’s lots of advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, to help you live better and longer. You will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle habits to change in order to prevent […]
August 30, 2013

July 10, 2013 Newsletter

10 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 Joe’s goal–to live to “at least 100.”   I’ll bet he’s going to make it by the very slow rate he’s aging. Read More
August 30, 2013

July 3, 2013 Newsletter

Asian 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. Read More 
August 2, 2013

June 26, 2013 Newsletter

The 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, but this was too strict of a lifestyle to follow. Soon after, he was introduced to intermittent fasting, and this caught his attention. Read The […]
August 2, 2013

June 19, 2013 Newsletter

I 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 of favor with nutritionists over the last 20 years. Today the consensus is that butter, in moderation, is actually better for your arteries than margarine, […]
August 2, 2013

June 13, 2013 Newsletter

They 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 triggering an inflammatory response.So what foods should you be eating? How long will it take to notice results with a new approach to eating? If […]
August 2, 2013

June 5, 2013 Newsletter

Lemongrass, 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 skin, to reduce acne. Lemongrass contains citral, which studies have shown induce cancer cells to self-destruct. Lemongrass also contains vitamins A, B, and C, plus calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous. […]
May 22, 2013

January 31, 2013 Newsletter

What 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
May 22, 2013

January 16, 2013 Newsletter

There’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