What experts are saying about getting healthy later in life

What experts are saying about getting healthy later in life

Many of us took our bodies for granted in our younger years. Smoking, drinking, eating junk food, getting little-to-no sleep, all seemed like a right of passage. Now that we are older and wiser, we know we should change our habits. But does it make a difference? YES, it really does and every little bit helps!

Women’s Health magazine shared interesting research findings completed in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study:

Researchers took a look at the lifestyle habits ...

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Hot Pink Quinoa Salad

Hot Pink Quinoa Salad

By Bren Boston, M.D.

I am always searching for ways to get my kids to eat more vegetables.  Beets are a good option because they are naturally sweet and they are an enticing magenta color.  Add to that the health benefits of beets:  they are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and betaine, an antiinflammatory nutrient that helps protect cells from environmental stress.  And when I mention to my kids that beets are a source of sugar, they ...

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What’s the Big Deal About Genetically-Modified Organisms?

What’s the Big Deal About Genetically-Modified Organisms?

Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

The Answer: Your Health

For over forty industrialized nations – including countries such as Australia, Brazil, China, Russia, and Spain – the question of whether or not to identify and label GMO’s is a no-brainer. When asked how Europeans handle GMO labeling, a European colleague of mine – not surprisingly – laughed as she wisely said, “You Americans can make such a big deal out of nothing. In Europe, this is a very easy question to answer: ...

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Sugar Maybe Bad, But Sweet is Wonderful

Sugar Maybe Bad, But Sweet is Wonderful

The taste of sweet is central in nature in that it is a primary taste in almost all major food groups. Sweet has the quality of a heavy, steadiness, that is deeply satisfying and delightful to our bodies. In ayurveda, a balanced diet is when a meal contains all 6 tastes: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Each of the 6 tastes balances our bodies in different ways, and, if we re-gain effective understanding, we will hear our bodies ...

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EWG’s 2010 dirty dozen

Maggie Ney

Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes it’s shopper’s guide to pesticides. This list helps the “should-I-spend-the-extra-money-to-buy-organic” decision making process easier. Below is a list of the highest pesticide produce, “the dirty dozen” (when you can, buy these organic) and the cleanest produce “the clean 15″ (OK to save your money and buy conventional). Thank you EWG for doing the research and organizing this list!

DIRTY DOZEN (buy these organic)
1. Celery
2. Peaches
3. Strawberries
4. Apples
5. ...

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Dangerous Traces of Prescribed Medication in our Water System. True or yet Another Rumor?

by Dr. Edison De Mello

October 2008 Issue of Akasha Center Newsletter

In the past few months I have been asked this question by many of my patients
some of whom are deeply concerned. Is it true? Are there dangerous levels of
prescription meds in or water and food supply? While it is true that the amount
of dumping of prescription medication in our water supply has significantly
increased in the last two decades the questions of whether or not the amount
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