April 23, 2018

Antioxidants Kick Butt When It Comes To Aging

Antioxidants are one of the 8 age-defying benefits we look for in the foods we highlight in my cookbooks and on FoodTrients. My goal is to create delicious dishes packed with the nutrients that help us look and feel younger, and antioxidants are an important part of many of my recipes. So what exactly are antioxidants? Virtually every fruit and vegetable contains antioxidants, and antioxidants are powerful phytonutrients that help our bodies fight free radicals. Free radicals damage the body’s cells and are a major contributor to loss of cognitive function and the diseases of aging. When we eat antioxidant-rich […]
February 27, 2018

Food Power: Who Controls What We Eat?

LOS ANGELES, Calif (January 30, 2018)– Over recent decades, every aspect of the food production process has become controlled by fewer and larger companies. Multinational corporations have increased their reach over the entire food system, affecting consumer choice, farmers’ incomes, workers’ wages—and intensifying our dependency on large firms for access to food. At almost every key stage of the food system, four firms alone control 40% or more of the market, a level above which these companies have the power to drive up prices for consumers and reduce their rate of innovation. Researchers have identified additional problems resulting from these […]
January 9, 2018

Say Bye Bye To Digestive Problems

Some of the most common complaints I get from patients centers around their digestive issues, especially in
November 20, 2017

Starvation Shopping Is Bad For Your Health

We’ve all heard the saying, “Don’t shop hungry”. I don’t think many of us will argue the accuracy of this piece of
July 12, 2017

Revolutionary Diet Combats Cancer, Boosts Energy

What if cancer isn’t a genetic disease after all? What if scientists are chasing a flawed paradigm, and
February 21, 2017

Prebiotics: Why Do We Need Them?

Prebiotics are the fuel that feed probiotics and make them effective in supporting human health – especially gut health. But what are they and where do you find them? Questions abound about this frequently talked about but often misunderstood component of food that all of us need for good health. Do not get prebiotics confused with the very similar-sounding probiotics. Prebiotics exist naturally in food as non-digestible component that supports good bacteria in your lower gut. They are a type of carbohydrate that cannot be broken down. Prebiotic food compounds pass through the small intestine undigested so that good bacteria […]
July 22, 2014

Benefits of Calorie Restriction without Chronic Hunger

The most significant anti-aging discovery in history was made in 1935. In that year, rats fed a calorie restricted diet achieved radically-extended mean and maximum life spans, along with a delayed onset of age-related diseases. Since this finding was published 75 years ago, dozens of experiments in mammals have validated that undernutrition without malnutrition induces profound anti-aging effects. Not only do calorie restricted animals live much longer, but they remain far healthier than normally-fed controls. When a group of humans consumed a similar calorie restricted diet, their conventional blood markers of aging (excess glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL) plummeted to much lower levels. In the most significant finding to date, two groups of […]