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Worst Foods to Feed Your Kids

on Apr 25, 2017 in Cancer prevention, Nutrition

100% of Children Tested Showed They Tested High in Carcinogens – Worst Foods to Feed Your Kids If you are not already very concerned about our exposure to environmental toxins…you should be.   We all are exposed to a daily bombardment of toxins from the environment, however children are at particular risk.  When nearly 500 children were tested, 100% of them had over the safe levels set for known carcinogenic and toxic substances. One hundred percent (and their parents tested high as well) of the children had overly high levels of Arsenic, dieldrin (an insecticide), DDE (a break down product of the DDT pesticide), and the highly carcinogenic dioxins. While we are exposed through air and water pollution to these deadly substances, our greatest exposure is in the foods we eat.  The number one source of arsenic for children..chicken…think of all those chicken nuggets!  The second worse food was diary. Dairy products were the main source for the dioxins, lead and other pesticides found in the children. Once these toxins are absorbed in our bodies they are stored in our fat tissue and it is very difficult to get them out.  The best option is to minimize our exposure. Minimize your dairy or avoid it all together and eat poultry no more than once or twice a month. Skip the yogurts unless they are organic and try sorbets instead of ice cream. Eat a predominately plant-based...

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Catch The BEET

Catch The BEET

on Feb 27, 2017 in Cancer prevention, General Wellness, Nutrition, Uncategorized

THEY JUST CAN’T BE BEET!!!!!!!!!!!! Forget the old canned beets of your Grandparents day… slowly roasted beets make culinary aficionados drool. These delicious root vegetables belong to a family of superfoods that include chard, spinach and quinoa. Like their cousins, beets pack a powerful punch for your health. Naturally high in disease-fighting phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and trace minerals.  Beets are an excellent source of phytonutrients called betalains  which function as beneficial antioxidants and anti-inflammatory molecules. Studies have shown that betalains help to protect the body from developing cancers such as lung, stomach, colon, and breast cancer, in addition to heart disease and many other illnesses too. The light or dark red, purple, crimson, or orange colors of beets is an excellent indicator of their high antioxidant content, similarly to how berries and other deeply colored fruits and vegetables provide the same disease-fighting molecules. Due to their antioxidants, beets are also very helpful in protecting eye health. Beets are a source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are two carotenoid phytonutrients -also found in other similarly colored vegetables like carrots and squash- that play a role in protecting eyes from developing conditions such as macular degeneration and cataracts. The highest supply of these antioxidants are actually found in the greens of the beets. Beet greens contain more leutein and zeaxanthin than the purple beet roots themselves, but even the roots provide a good source, especially golden (orange or yellow colored) beets. The Betaine and choline in beets help regulate inflammation in the cardiovascular system, bring cholesterol levels to a healthy balance, and reduce high blood pressure. Beets are known to be natural “blood cleansers”. They  cleanse the blood of toxins, heavy metals, and waste due to their compounds called glutathiones, which are essential for detoxification within the liver and other digestive organs. Additionally, the fiber in beets helps to “sweep” the digestive tract of waste and toxins while restoring healthy and regular bowel movements. Catch the Beet and Have a Healthful Day!!!!...

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Magnesium…It Matters

Magnesium…It Matters

on Feb 1, 2017 in Cancer prevention, General Wellness, Nutrition

Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in your body and it is vital for over three hundred different metabolic functions that your body needs to perform every day.  Magnesium is an electrolyte that helps with blood glucose and blood pressure control, regulates protein synthesis and Vitamin D metabolism in addition to many other functions including sleep, digestion, bone health and heart function. It is estimated that 75% of the U.S. population does not meet the recommended daily intake of 310 to 420 mg.  Low levels of magnesium in your diet can create a wide variety of symptoms throughout your body, making diagnosis and treatment elusive. Depression Chronic fatigue syndrome ADHD Epilepsy Parkinson’s disease Sleep problems Migraine Cluster headaches Osteoporosis Premenstrual syndrome Chest pain (angina) Cardiac arrhythmias Coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis Hypertension Type II diabetes Asthma Here are the top magnesium rich foods, try to eat 2 or 3 of them everyday. Spinach — 1 cup: 157 milligrams (40% DV) Chard — 1 cup: 154 milligrams (38% DV) Pumpkin seeds — 1/8 cup: 92 milligrams (23% DV) Yogurt or Kefir — 1 cup: 50 milligrams (13% DV) Almonds — 1 ounce: 80 milligrams (20% DV) Black Beans — ½ cup: 60 milligrams (15% DV) Avocado — 1 medium: 58 milligrams  (15% DV) Figs — ½ cup: 50 milligrams (13% DV) Dark Chocolate — 1 square: 95 milligrams (24% DV) Banana — 1 medium: 32 milligrams (8%...

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Turn Off the Faucet Eat More Plants

Turn Off the Faucet Eat More Plants

on Jan 16, 2017 in Cancer prevention, General Wellness, Nutrition

Imagine if you left the water running in your house for years. Even if it started as just a trickle, over time it would create a lot of damage and the repair bills would be devastating! An unhealthy lifestyle is a lot like leaving the water running in your body, flooding it with a diet high in processed and refined foods, bombarding it with everyday pollutants, pesticides, and toxins, and taxing it with too little sleep and chronic stress. These unhealthy lifestyle factors cause inflammation in your tissues and, over years, can spread throughout your body causing all kinds of damage. Unchecked inflammation can lead to health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and auto-immune diseases. Treating these conditions with medication is like trying to clean up your flooding household with a small bucket. Medications help control the damage, but they won’t stop the flood. Cholesterol medications slow the progression of heart disease, but they don’t help people recover. Diabetes medications help scoop away some of the damage of high blood sugars, but no one recovers from diabetes by taking diabetes medication. Real health and recovery requires changing your lifestyle to stop the flood of inflammation. The best way to turn off the faucet is by eating a diet rich in plant foods. Plant foods — fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds are treasure-chests full of healing properties.  It is true that these foods are your major source of essential vitamins and minerals, and they give you so much more.  Plants are full of colorful pigments called phyto (plant)-nutrients that give fruits and vegetables their vibrant colors; the bright ruby red found in pomegranates, sapphire blue in berries, amethyst purple in eggplant, and emerald green in dark leafy salads, to name a few. read more…Turn-Off-the-Faucet-Eat-More-Plants...

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Talk to One of Our Integrative Medicine Physicians Live on Facebook

Talk to One of Our Integrative Medicine Physicians Live on Facebook

on Jan 2, 2017 in Cancer prevention, General Wellness, Nutrition

Talk with Our INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE PHYSICIANS LIVE on FACEBOOK™ January 17th  at 1 to 2:00 pm This is a great opportunity to ask questions of our Integrative team, Dr. Meyer and Dr. Lane. Learn how an integrative approach to healing can help you. Simply friend us on FACEBOOK™ or if you aren’t on Facebook connect using the link on our webpage, here.....

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Don’t Trade Your Gold for Glass Beads

Don’t Trade Your Gold for Glass Beads

on Jun 27, 2016 in Cancer prevention, General Wellness, Nutrition

So plentiful was gold in the Inca Empire, that they traded it to the Spanish Conquistadors for glass beads. They did not understand the value of what they had because it was something they had in abundance.  In this country, particularly in Southern California, we are fortunate to have an abundance of fresh produce. We are so used to seeing large supermarket displays of fresh fruits and vegetables, that we often fail to understand the value of this treasure. No supplement, no vitamin, no herb or oil, no matter how well made, will ever have the potent value of nature’s collection of healing properties found in abundance in our everyday fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are treasure chests full of vitamins, minerals and hundreds of thousands of tiny pigmented nutrients called phyto-nutrients.  All these nutrients travel through your blood stream, repairing, renewing, and detoxing you on a cellular level.  There is simply no more potent healing agents than these and they heal without negative side effects! So instead of spending your money on glass beads in the search for feeling better, start every day with fresh produce. Continue to eat it throughout the day. Strive to eat 2 to 3 cups of dark leafy greens and sprouts a day. Get creative with adding in vegetables to all your meals. Snack on fruit every few hours. Vary your choices as the seasons dictate.  It is the best medicine money can...

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