Archive | November, 2012

Foods that are not so good for you

29 Nov


Five foods to avoid according to naturopath:

charred steak

inflammatory oils

Microwavable foods

Canned foods

Corn Syrup

Here’s another Dr. Oz Tip

27 Nov

Cruciferous Vegetables good for you

13 Nov

“Green vegetables such as kale, cabbage, collards, and broccoli, plus some nongreen vegetables such as cauliflower and turnips, are called “cruciferous vegetables.” They are named for their flowers, which have four equally spaced petals in the shape of a cross—hence the Latin word crucifer, meaning “cross-bearer.” All vegetables contain protective micronutrients and phytochemicals, but cruciferous vegetables have a unique chemical composition: they have sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their pungent bitter flavors. When their cell walls are broken by blending or chopping, a chemical reaction occurs that converts their sulfur-containing compounds into isothiocyanates (ITCs)—an array of compounds with proven and powerful immune-boosting effects and anticancer activity.” ~Joel Fuhrman, M.D. from Super Immunity

Cruciferous veggies.

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Vitamin D is good for you

6 Nov

 But a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says low levels of vitamin D may be associated with something many of us want: longevity.

researchers looked at 380 families with at least two siblings over 90 years old, their offspring and their offspring’s partners, who could help researchers understand the influence of genetics compared with that of environmental factors, since spouses would share the latter but not the former.

Researchers measured vitamin D levels and examined the influence of genetic variation in a handful of genes linked to vitamin D levels.

After controlling for age, sex, body mass index, time of year, kidney function and supplement use, which can all influence a person’s vitamin D levels, researchers discovered that low levels of vitamin D may be a good thing, at least when it comes to living longer.

“We found that familial longevity was associated with lower levels of vitamin D and a lower frequency of allelic variation in the CYP2R1 gene, which was associated with higher levels of vitamin D,” Dr. Diana van Heemst, one of the study’s authors, said in a release.

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