Meatless Monday: Juicing!

Juicing is a quick and easy way to take in a lot of fruits, vegetables, vitamins and nutrients in one glass! This is a quick and tasty juice that is great for the immune system.  For this juice I included 5 medium carrots with greens, 5 small to medium beets and one grapefruit.  The carrotsContinue reading “Meatless Monday: Juicing!”

A Few Brazil Nuts Per Day Help Cholesterol Levels

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND  from “Brazil nuts intake improves lipid profile, oxidative stress and microvascular function in obese adolescents: a randomized controlled trial.” from the May 2011 publication ofNutrition & Metabolism. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years (1).  In adolescents, aged 12-19 years, the obesity rate increased from 5%Continue reading “A Few Brazil Nuts Per Day Help Cholesterol Levels”

Antioxidants for Oxidative Stress in Overweight & Obese Adults

By Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “Effects of Astaxanthin on Oxidative Stress in Overweight and Obese Adults.” by Choi HD, et al. in Phytotherapy Research. Antioxidant has become the new buzz word, and rightfully so, due to all the positive research. Oxidative stress occurs in the body when there are too many free radicals (ROS),Continue reading “Antioxidants for Oxidative Stress in Overweight & Obese Adults”

Resveratrol For Diabetes?

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND from “Resveratrol improves insulin sensitivity, reduces oxidative stress and activates the Akt pathway in type 2 diabetic patients,” in the 2011 issue of British Journal of Nutrition. Resveratrol has gained popularity as the key component in red wine that has health benefits (1).   For the first time, in a humanContinue reading “Resveratrol For Diabetes?”

Nutrient Found to Help Cholesterol Levels

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND, from “Administration of natural astaxanthin increases serum HDL-cholesterol and adiponectin in subjects with mild hyperlipidema.” In the 2010 issue of Atherosclerosis. Could the oceans contain a nutrient that helps lower cholesterol?  Recent research indicates that Astaxanthin, a red carotenoid pigment found in algae plants is associated with lower triglyceride levelsContinue reading “Nutrient Found to Help Cholesterol Levels”

What is Oxidative Stress* Doing to Your Arteries and What Supplements Can Help?

 What is Oxidative Stress* Doing to Your Arteries and What Supplements Can Help? Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND, from “Effect of long-term treatment with antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 and selenium) on arterial compliance, humoral factors and inflammatory markers in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors.” in the July 2010 issue of Nutrition &Continue reading “What is Oxidative Stress* Doing to Your Arteries and What Supplements Can Help?”