“Antioxidants?” Micronutrients? Macronutrients? Phytochemicals? What Are They?

Food is MedicineWith America going through a health crisis, nutritional terminology is coming at us from all directions, from doctor daytime shows,  news broadcasts alerts and talk show segments.  Some of the more confusing terms might be Micronutrients vs Macronutrients vs Phytochemicals vs Antioxidants? They are suppose to be good for you but what are they?  Continue reading ““Antioxidants?” Micronutrients? Macronutrients? Phytochemicals? What Are They?”

“Dr Oz: Antioxidants”. Fighting The War On Cancer With Prevention.

What are Antioxidants?The Dr. Oz Show has featured what Dr. Oz called his “three most important cancer fighting All Star Antioxidants”.  He said antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables can be our body’s weapon against cancer.  Together with guest, Dr. William Li, MD Cancer Researcher, President of The Angiogenesis Foundation, they explained “what are antioxidants and why are they good for you?” Continue reading ““Dr Oz: Antioxidants”. Fighting The War On Cancer With Prevention.”

ABC World News: Harvard Study Says Blueberries and Strawberries Can Preserve Memory.

BlueberriesApr 26, 2012 – ABC World News with Diane Sawyer reported about a giant study that was released today about the superfood berries. It confirms what we have been hearing for years about blueberries.  The new study adds strawberries to the mix and says eating both berries can preserve memory.  Researchers from Harvard Medical School  gave 16,000 women over the age of 70 a memory quiz involving 10 words.  Researchers found that the women who did the best on the quiz were eating the most blueberries and strawberries. Continue reading “ABC World News: Harvard Study Says Blueberries and Strawberries Can Preserve Memory.”

Black Bean Brownies

Blackbean BrowniesOne would think that black beans and brownies should not be said in the same sentence, but surprisingly someone discovered that they work! Imagine a brownie that uses black beans in place of white flour! Though these brownies contain white sugar, most nutritionists agree that we should have some ‘junk food’ in our diets to avoid a sense of being depraved   And these ‘junk food brownies’ come with benefits! Chocolate and black beans are among the Top of the Antioxidants list.  And some medical professionals considered beans a Superfood. But this is a dessert and moderation and portion control is key. But make a batch and freeze a square or two in individual zip lock snack bags to grab for those times when you might need a quick little chocolate fix! Continue reading “Black Bean Brownies”

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are from the cabbage family and include not only a variety of colored cabbages, but a wide variety of other vegetables. Cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, collard greens, bok choy and arugula are among the many.  They contain very potent antioxidants known for their cancer fighting properties. Dr. Oz says eat 4-5 servings of cruciferous vegetables daily for strong cancer protection and to clean toxins out of your body.  Dr. Oz includes these vegetables in his plan to recharge your liver and help it to repair itself in just days!

Dr Oz: How Do You Know If You Are Getting Enough Antioxidants?

How do we know we are getting enough antioxidants?Dr. Mehmet Oz in his concern that we understand the importance of eating healthy and cancer prevention, featured a segment in which he had his studio audience on The Dr. Oz Show tested for carotenoids levels in their skin.  As he explained, carotenoids are an important group of antioxidants by which regular dietary consumption may help prevent cancer and other diseases.  They are considered anti-angiogenic which means they starve cancer cells.  As the audience may represent a general cross section of Americans, how did we do?  Is it possible that perhaps diet may be the cause of the health crisis in America today? Continue reading “Dr Oz: How Do You Know If You Are Getting Enough Antioxidants?”

Dr. Fuhrman: Eat To Live. What is a Nutritarian Diet?

Dr. FuMicronutrientshrman explains in his new PBS special Eat To Live!, that a Nutritarian Diet is one in which we consume foods that are naturally rich in micronutrients.  Fuhrman says these micronutrients (vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals) provide us with natural protection against disease! These nutrients enables the body to function properly, to heal and recover from disease. And what are the foods naturally rich in these protective and healing properties? No surprise! Natural whole vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds! For those who have adopted the Nutritarian Diet Plan,  Dr. Fuhrman has seen firsthand patients who have changed their lives from serious disease and drug dependent conditions to a complete reversal to drug free good health. He says: Continue reading “Dr. Fuhrman: Eat To Live. What is a Nutritarian Diet?”

Dr. Fuhrman: GOMBS Superfoods, Reverse Disease, Lower Cholesterol, Prevent Cancer

Mushrooms and Onions“A properly fueled body is a miraculous self-healing machine”

Dr. Joel Fuhrman MD, board certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author, and widely published nutritional researcher, explains how you can lower your cholesterol, reverse heart disease and diabetes, and lose weight through natural methods.   On his PBS Special “Three Steps To Incredible Health” which recently aired on WEDU Tampa, Dr. Fuhrman outlined the three steps of his diet plan of nutrient rich foods to achieve optimal health without drugs and surgery. Dr. Oz, of The Dr. Oz Show says of Dr Fuhrman’s plan “A medical breakthrough. If you give this diet your complete commitment, there is no question in my mind that it will work for you.”

In this third step, Super Foods for Health and Pleasure,  Dr. Fuhrman explains that a solution for preventing cancer is right in our grocery stores and kitchens in the form of the Superfoods he calls…GOMBS! Continue reading “Dr. Fuhrman: GOMBS Superfoods, Reverse Disease, Lower Cholesterol, Prevent Cancer”

Dr. Fuhrman: How To End Dieting Forever! Lose Weight Without Surgery!

Dr Fuhrman - Immunity SolutionDr. Fuhrman says “Stop starving yourself!…Diets just don’t work!” In his PBS special End Dieting Forever!  Dr. Joel Fuhrman, board certified medical doctor and New York Times best-selling author, shows us how we can eat more food and at the same time keep weight off and achieve optimal health. He tells us why today’s popular diets  may actually be harmful to our health!  True to his specialty in the preventing and reversing of disease through nutritional and natural methods as seen in his other PBS specials such as 3 Steps To Incredible Health and Immunity Solution, Dr. Fuhrman gives us effective alternatives where calorie counting is not the goal and just eating the right foods will inhibit fat storage on the body!  Continue reading “Dr. Fuhrman: How To End Dieting Forever! Lose Weight Without Surgery!”

Dr. Joel Fuhrman: Reverse Heart Disease, Reverse Diabetes, Naturally with Micronutrients

Micronutrients“As a physician it’s incredibly rewarding to use nutrition as the primary therapy.”

Dr. Joel Fuhrman MD, board certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author, and widely published nutritional researcher, presented a health diet plan that may be the answer to America’s diabetes and heart disease epidemic. On a PBS Special “Three Steps To Incredible Health”, which recently aired on WEDU Tampa Bay, Florida,  Dr. Fuhrman says heart disease and diabetes are easy to prevent and reverse without drugs and surgery.  Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D of The Dr. Oz Show says of Dr Fuhrman’s plan “A medical breakthrough. If you give this diet your complete commitment, there is no question in my mind that it will work for you.”

In this first step, Know the Power of Micronutrients,  Dr. Fuhrman explains what micronutrients are and why they have the power to reverse disease.
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Dr. Oz: The Headlines Are Wrong. Organic Foods Are Healthier and Healthier For Our Kids. Aren’t Our Kids Worth The Extra Money?

Blueberries10-4-2012 Dr. Oz weighs in on the new study making the headlines that imply that organic food may not be healthier than conventional food. Researchers at Stanford found that organic foods have the same nutritional value as conventional foods, so the media headlines question if organics may not be worth the money. Dr. Oz says there is a glaring catch to this information.  The study seems to put more weight on the nutritional value of food and not as much concern for the toxic chemical pesticides that we consume in some of these conventional foods. He feels that the pesticides in food is a threat to our children’s health.  Dr. Oz believes that eating organic foods is one of the best ways to avoid exposure to this health threat and therefore organic food is worth the investment!
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Dr. Oz: “I believed I was on a track for an early death. Dr. Fuhrman saved my live!”

Fuhrmanite-AdrienneThat was what one “Fuhrmanite” told Dr. Oz as she shared her story of how Dr. Joel Fuhrman, best selling author of Eat To Live and Super Immunity taught her how to follow his plan of using “food for medicine” to heal her body.  Adrienne said she was exhausted all the time, had high blood pressure and sleep apnea. She was a slave to 5 medications that she took everyday and was popping Ibuprofen like it was candy. But within 30 days of practicing Dr. Fuhrman’s program, she lost 26 pounds and despite the fact that she was still just under 300 pounds, she felt amazing! She always thought that it was her weight that was making her sick and feeling so bad but ultimately once she changed what she ate, it changed how she felt, literally within weeks! Dr. Joel Fuhrman appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and explained that by eating the right things you can not only reverse diseases, but you can lose weight without even trying! Continue reading “Dr. Oz: “I believed I was on a track for an early death. Dr. Fuhrman saved my live!””

Dr. Youn: Age Fixers – Foods to Look and Feel Younger Inside and Out!

Dr. Youn 70 year old MomIn his PBS special The Age Fix, Dr. Anthony Youn, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and one of the country’s foremost experts in beauty and anti-aging says one thing he has learned in the past 16 years of doing plastic surgery is that a healthy lifestyle and diet is the key to being young. “It’s not always what we put on our skin but what we put in our mouths.  You are what you eat and what you eat will determine how you look and how quickly you age.” He introduced us to his beautiful mother in the audience who at the age of 70 has never gone under the knife but has taken advantage of the advice that he is sharing with us. He presents what he calls “The Age Fix Diet”, that consists of the following three types of foods for eating to look younger.   Continue reading “Dr. Youn: Age Fixers – Foods to Look and Feel Younger Inside and Out!”

Drinking Coffee is Good For Us! It Can Prevent Cancer!

Coffee can prevent cancerI could have sworn that just a few years ago we were warned to limit our caffeine intake.  But caffeine is not the magic ingredient in coffee that makes coffee a good thing! ABC’s Jeremy Hubbard reported for World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer that recent studies have shown that drinking coffee and even lots of coffee! may be a powerful partner in the prevention of certain cancers. Continue reading “Drinking Coffee is Good For Us! It Can Prevent Cancer!”