Scientists wanted to find out what in foods prevented scurvy. The answer, it seemed, was ascorbic acid because when it was given, people did not get scurvy. However, in nature, ascorbic acid does not exist alone. It is always found with many other compounds such as rutin, flavonoids, amino acids, ascorbate oxidase, and tyrosine, all
We have all been at home a lot over the past two months, and I hear there has been a lot of eating going on! Maybe too many sweets, carbs, the wrong kind of fats. Yes, the Standard American Diet (SAD). It’s time to think healthy! Here are some tips for getting back on track.
When you go to the grocery store, think of your immune system. What does it want? Fresh, fresh, fresh! No, not fresh pizza, fresh foods! Organic fruits and vegetables have top priority (but no corn). Never buy strawberries, zucchini, soy, or sugar unless they are organic. Be sure to read ingredients on pre-packaged foods. Chemicals
Over the past several weeks, millions of Americans have gone from office workers to working at home. No one is certain when this will end, so if you are having difficulty adjusting, maybe it’s time to step back and assess what you could be doing to make it better for you. Here are a few
Wednesday, April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This year it takes place during an unprecedented time of global health concern. In past years, over a billion people in nearly 200 countries participated in Earth Day actions to protect our shared environment. It will be interesting to see if many people who are
Back when we turned the corner into 2020, none of us knew what kind of year was in store. You have to take the good with the challenging, so here we are! The key is to make the best of whatever situation you are in. And today, we are spending a lot of time in
If ever there was a time to become aware of ways to build up your immune system, that time is now. And it may be easier than you think. You may be doing some of these things already. But combined, these immune building superpowers can help to keep you healthy during these challenging times. Let’s
As we navigate through these challenging times, one thing that rings true is the importance of keeping your immune system strong. There are some simple changes you can make daily that will help to boost your immune system and assist you in fighting off any illnesses floating around, including those that are viral. Here are
Fatigue is extremely common today, especially among women. It is often assumed that the tired patient is depressed because blood tests are in the normal range. Despite normal tests, they still experience anxiety, fatigue, and even insomnia. But with exercise, reducing caffeine, increasing caffeine, vitamins, new beds and pillows, vacations, counseling and more — and
Endorphins are part of a group of chemicals naturally found in the brain called “neurotransmitters.” They have pain-relieving properties, euphoric properties (a “high” or buzz or feeling in love feeling), they improve mood, affect the release of sex hormones, and reduce appetite. What Can Endorphins Do? Endorphins naturally block pain signals in the nervous system.
Flip-flops. The simplest of sandals that have next to no support so that you slide into and easily slide right out of them. As soon as our mild California weather approaches anything like warm – like this week – I have women and men coming into the office wearing flip-flops. They get their name from
If you’re like the average American, you just don’t get enough fiber in your diet. If you eat bacon and eggs with toast for breakfast, grab a sandwich for lunch, and do pasta for dinner…you’re simply getting next to none. What will increasing your daily fiber intake do for you? It can help you to