For years, diet specialists, and many doctors, have told you that certain foods were forbidden for either losing weight, keeping cholesterol down, or some other health reason. Similarly,
Like most of my patients, you likely know that you need adequate calcium in your diet to keep your bones strong and prevent against fracture, as you get older. What you may not know is that there is another nutrient that is just as important as calcium that decreases your risk of fracture even more. Let me tell you about this significant bone builder.
Many of you may not have known much about chia until it became a household word about a decade ago when chia “pets” were everywhere. Remember those terra-cotta plant holders in the shape of an animal that grew chia plants out the top of the head? Chia seeds have actually been around since the days of the Aztec civilization when they were used for food, medicine, and currency and were highly valued. Modern health researchers have found that those same chia seeds have a lot of health benefits. They can also have a few health drawbacks so I’d like to […]
Americans love their salt. It’s in all our processed, packaged and restaurant foods, and we add even more of it to our food as we eat it at the table. Although salt is a necessary nutrient to human health, and a certain amount of it is essential for your good health, you may not know that Americans are eating twice as much salt than is recommended by healthcare professionals. One of the best, most immediate things you can do to improve your health is to better manage your salt intake. Let me tell you why and give you some suggestions how […]
As I’ve been telling my story these past few years about how I developed an anti-aging cookbook based on the food-is-medicine principle, I’ve expanded my method for creating delicious, comforting recipes designed to keep you young and healthy. It’s a lot easier than I imagined. I start with classic dishes, many of which I learned how to make from my mother, and I amp up their nutrient value with anti-aging super foods, some of them quite exotic but easy to obtain. I research new ingredients constantly, always learning about antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables from all over the world. I have […]
Protein is very important for strong muscles and bones. Lean protein helps achieve weight loss. I love meat—it has riboflavin, vitamin B12, tyrosine, and the FoodTrient zinc—but I enjoy it in moderation, which protects against cardiovascular disease. I also am careful about eating cured meats, which can aggravate joints and promote gout.
Over the years, several of my patients have come to me with symptoms of chronic earache, headache, sore jaw, or
Like many of my over-40 patients, you’re probably trying to stay healthy and active as you get older. Great! Yet, many of you may not know that once you pass the over-40 milestone you can lose as much as 8% of muscle mass every 10 years. That means by age 60, you could have lost as much as 16% muscle mass! And it accelerates even further after the age of 75. But this doesn’t have to be the case if you take measures to prevent it. Let me tell you about the 10 best foods that can make a big […]
Research has long established the anti-inflammatory benefits of tart cherries, often linked to the fruit’s powerful red compounds called anthocyanins. According to new studies presented today at the prestigious Experimental Biology annual conference in Boston, MA., tart cherries could also have surprising new benefits – helping support strong bones and reducing stroke-related complications. The studies found: — Reduced Risk of Bone Loss: In a first-of-its-kind study at Oklahoma State University, researchers found that adding Montmorency tart cherries to the diet reduced age-related bone loss in mice – increasing bone density and showing signs of increased bone-building during aging.1 Osteoporosis and […]
Celiac disease is estimated to affect one out of 141 of Americans, or just under 1 percent of the population. The Academy of