Coffee and Tea for Health

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Coffee and tea are rich in beneficial antioxidants and other plant compounds that may boost your health

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Neurologist Speaks Out About the Importance of Gut Health for Prevention and Treatment of “Incurable” Neurological Disorders

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Foods and Other Lifestyle Factors That Will Shorten Your Lifespan

longevity-tipsA diet high in sugar (which includes processed fructose and grains) causes a host of health problems that can take years off your life, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease

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Culprits of Autism Identified: Toxins, Gut Bacteria, Nutritional Deficiencies, and Vaccines Made with Human Fetal Cell Lines

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Three decades ago, autism affected one in 10,000 children. Today, autism is estimated to afflict as many as one in 50

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Key Dietary Strategies to Protect Yourself from Alzheimer’s

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Your diet has major implications for your Alzheimer’s risk. Diets high in carbohydrates, and diets low in healthful fats, lead to Alzheimer’s disease

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Sugar and Your Brain: Is Alzheimer’s Disease Actually Type 3 Diabetes?

brain_insulin_alzheimers_type_3It starves your brain, tangles and twists vital cells, and for decades it has been misrepresented as an untreatable, genetically determined disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in North America1. The truth, however, is that this devastating illness shares a strong link with another sickness that wreaks havoc on millions of individuals in North America — Diabetes. Continue reading

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Grow

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Recent research reveals that exercise promotes a process known as neurogenesis, i.e. your brain’s ability to adapt and grow new brain cells, regardless of your age

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How Agricultural Chemicals and Hospital Stays Contribute to Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease currently afflicts about 5.4 million Americans, including one in eight people aged 65 and over

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Melatonin Regulates Our Cycles, Mood, Reproduction, Weight and May Help Combat Cancer

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The hormone melatonin is most known for its role in helping you sleep, but research indicates it also help protect your brain health and fight against cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease and more

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Vitamin D and Omega-3 for Brain and Heart Health

For years every major drug company in the world has been locked in a bitter battle to bring the first Alzheimer’s disease cure to the market — with a profit potential that’s been estimated at more than $20 billion a year.

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Astaxanthin—Nature’s Most Powerful Antioxidant

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  • Astaxanthin is believed to be the most potent antioxidant nature has to offer. In terms of antioxidant power or potency, astaxanthin is 550 times stronger than vitamin E, and 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C
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Reduce Memory Loss with Luteolin Found In Celery

The health benefits of celery are often overlooked because it is generally thought of as “crunchy water” and assumed to have no nutritional value.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Celery belongs to the Apiaceae / Umbellerifereae family and there are records its cultivation in Egypt, Europe and the Mediterranean as far back as 1323 BC when Pharaoh Tutankhamen was entombed with celery leaf garlands.

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Dramatically Effective Natural Treatment Found for Stroke-Caused Brain Damage

Research findings just announced at the Canadian Stroke Congress provide hopeful news for stroke victims. A treatment has been documented that can improve memory, language, thinking and judgment problems by almost 50 percent — all within about six months after a person suffers a stroke. The therapy isn’t a new Big Pharma drug or surgical treatment. Instead, Continue reading

Tasty, Easy, and Healthy

One of the most common questions I get asked is about how to cook fish properly. There is a fear that surrounds the preparation of it from the novice in the kitchen to even the most advanced home chefs. The good news is, if you are willing to push past your fear, it has to be one of the simplest proteins to cook.

Not only is it fast and easy, the health benefits are numerous.  It is considered to be one of the keys to brain health. The amount of Omega 3 fatty acids found in many fish can’t be matched by many other foods.

According to WebMD:

“A protein source associated with a great brain boost is fish — rich in omega 3 fatty acids, essential for brain function and development. These healthy fats have amazing brain power: higher dietary omega 3 fatty acids are linked to lower dementia and stroke risks; slower mental decline; and may play a vital role in enhancing memory, especially as we get older. For brain and heart health, eat two servings of fish weekly.”

Ideally, purchase your fish from a source that knows where the fish is coming from — a local fish market is your best bet. Also, look for fresh and wild and not farm raised. Sometimes you may not have that option due to where you live or the season, but that should not stop you from giving it a try. You can find wild salmon steaks frozen at many markets.

Fish does well in a hot oven or under a broiler. Some fish are fantastic grilled. Mahi mahi, salmon, halibut, and most fish that are thicker and have a meatier texture are the best to grill. One of the keys to cooking great fish is not overcooking it. A thin piece of fish like sole or tilapia can cook under a broiler in as little as three minutes!

The amount of time a particular fish takes to cook has a lot to do with how thick it is. A general rule is 10 minutes per inch of thickness…no matter the cooking technique. So, if you have a ½ inch thick fillet of salmon, five minutes under the broiler should do it. This type of timing will ensure that your fish doesn’t get dried out. However, if you pull out your fish and it is a bit under what you prefer, pop back in for a few minutes. You can always add time but you can never go backwards.

Most all fish are fantastic with citrus, especially lemon and lime. Generously squeeze fresh juice over your fillets or steaks before cooking and then add another squeeze after cooking. Add sea or kosher salt, cracked pepper, or even a spice rub and you are set.

You can also finish with a splash of extra virgin olive oil and a bit of fresh chopped herbs. Mint, basil, cilantro and dill all go great with fish.

The next time you are thinking of making chicken, switch it up and see how simple and delicious a fish dinner can be.