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Vitamin D and Belly Fat

May 31st, 2018

The association with obesity and vitamin D deficiency has been noted in previous research. This research is confirming–as well as revealing the association with “belly fat”. This does NOT mean you should just start taking high doses of Vitamin D. It DOES mean that you should have your levels checked, and supplement as needed to optimal levels. Also, get out and get some sunshine therapy–about 15 minutes without sunscreen, then get that skin protection on! (Check out Environmental Working Group for some safer sunscreen options; and remember there is now clothing that offers sun protection!). Appropriate Vitamin D levels may reduce your risk of cancer, depression, fatigue, and autoimmune disorders as well.

 

Blueberries May Also Reduce the Risk of Cancer

January 23rd, 2018

Gotta love this news–a healthy and delicious food may help reduce risk of cancer and may even improve effectiveness of cancer treatments. They freeze well, too, so can be enjoyed year-round (although I do recommend eating seasonally).

Spicy Foods May Reduce Risk of Cancer?

January 23rd, 2018

This is great news for those of you who love spicy foods! Researchers are finding that capsacain seems to reduce risk of cancer and reduce risk of mortality. Check out this article–and do be careful to not overdue the chili powder either! ūüėČ

Cannabinoids in Salmon??

December 8th, 2017

Most of us are aware of the benefits of healthy essential fatty acids (EPA and DHA, in particular) and that wild salmon is a wonderful source of them. Essential fatty acids are anti-inflammatory as well as support healthy cell membranes improving their function overall. But there is now evidence that our bodies are able to convert these omega fatty acids into endocannabinoids without the psychotropic effects! Check out this article.

“Cancer Defense Diet”

March 3rd, 2017

EWG has just released their “Cancer Defense Diet“. Keep in mind that diets designed to help reduce the risk of cancer also help reduce the effects of aging, too! Check out their recommendations!

Cancer Prevention with Low Glycemic Diet?

October 11th, 2016

So that Paleo diet may also reduce your risk of lung cancer. Research has shown an increased risk of lung cancer with high glycemic index diets. What does that mean? Avoiding sugars and grains may reduce your risk of cancer. A Paleo diet is based upon vegetables, lean meats, fruit and nuts–naturally lower glycemic index than the Standard American Diet (called SAD for a reason!). Schedule an appointment to see what dietary changes may help you–to your health and longevity!

Foods to Help Protect Your Skin

July 27th, 2016

Here is a great article summarizing foods that may protect our skin from sun damage. Think colorful fruits and veggies such as carrots, tomatoes, apples, etc. I like all of the author’s recommendations EXCEPT soy–please avoid, or at least limit, soy consumption. Happy Summer!

EWG’s “Pollution in People”

June 16th, 2016

This is a great article about sources of toxins that are adversely effecting our health. Please read the attached article¬†and check out their video, too. I’m also including a link to a blog regarding cell phones and their link to cancers. It’s not all bad news, though–keep eating those colorful fruits and vegetables, organic as much as possible. Drink lots of water, exercise and get plenty of sleep, too!

Vitamin D

April 25th, 2016

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again–get your Vitamin D levels checked. Low levels have been associated with increased risk of cancers (including breast, ovarian, colon and non-Hodgkins lymphoma), diabetes, multiple sclerosis and heart attacks as well as bone fractures. Read more in this attached article. Supplementing without testing may lead to levels too high, however. Insurance may not cover the cost of the testing–but your medical insurance does not have your health as their goal.

Sugar and Cancer

January 8th, 2016

Just more information revealing the increased risk of cancer with increased sugar intake. Stick to a diet primarily of veggies and greens, fruit, and limited healthfully-raised meats/meat products.

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