There are over 20,000 known species of mushrooms, and at least 50 have health-promoting properties. While most people are familiar with the white button mushrooms, there are other mushroom choices at the grocery store, with potential therapeutic value.
Asian countries use mushrooms as medicinal foods to stimulate the immune system in patients with HIV and cancer. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center website has interesting information on mushrooms and cancer under “about herbs.
The food you eat affects metabolism and is related to your mental performance. Do a quick analysis of your breakfast. At Holistic Nutrition Center, we list flavorings, color additives or excess sugar as ‘red flag’ items because they have the potential to alter metabolism, and can have an adverse, neuro-toxic effect in some people.
Have you ever made the connection between what you eat for breakfast and brain symptoms like anxiety, lack of focus or headaches? A few signs of food problems that I look for in adults are: feeling starved mid-morning, moodiness, or being unable to concentrate.
Weight Loss 2017
Happy New Year! If you made a resolution to lose weight, it's time to get started now. Here are a few tips:
1. Define your goal – A goal gives you a direction and final destination that can be measured. So know your target. Pick a weight loss goal and date and identify the purpose for losing weight.
2. Make a plan. Break your goal down into chunks. If your goal is to lose 50 pounds by June 1st, then do the math - 50 pounds divided by six months is a little over eight pounds/month.
Foundations of Health
1. Proper diet
2. Sleep: good quantity and quality
3. Adequate stress management
4. Optimal digestion, absorption, and utilization of nutrients
5. Proper elimination
6. Optimal tissue minerals
7. Balanced essential fatty acids
8. Blood sugar regulation
9. Optimal hydration
10. Adequate vitamin levels
11. Balanced adrenals, thyroid and sex hormones
Wishing you a great start to 2016!
Here are two nutrition tips from Holistic Nutrition Center to consider as you begin your
healthy new year:
Minerals: are a requirement from your diet. They work with your DNA metabolism and need to be in a
state of balance for proper function. You take them in from food and eliminate them through
body fluids such as sweat, urine or diarrhea. Excess fluids leaving the body can flush minerals
out. So health-promoting fitness
programs that leave you drenched, like hot yoga, for example, can produce
unintentional mineral deficiencies or imbalances.
How Lab Testing, Genetics,
and Microbiology Improves the Field of Nutrition
The human body is as unique inside as it is outside. Just as you wouldn’t expect everyone to
wear size 7 shoes, you also shouldn’t expect everyone to benefit from the same
diet. At minimum, the right diet includes
age, health, activity level and gender.
But that’s just a
start. Personalized nutrition can
go farther to identify, fix and improve body function. With tools like lab testing, genetics and microbiology, it means that nutrition improvements are more precise.
Holistic Nutrition Center – Hey diabetics, pre-diabetics
and people who wish to prevent diabetes.
The updated diabetic diet looks healthy on first glance, but it may not
be. The expectation for diabetics is
still to be ‘customers for life’, on a pathway can lead to blindness, kidney
failure and amputation. The new
diet doesn’t change this standard of care or the imposition this disease will
have on your lifestyle and pocketbook.
There’s a different path, but you have to be a
bit of a rebel to walk it.
The Nutrition Matrix
Food = slow poison or good medicine
Wellness Foundation = personalized nutrition matrix
Health is the result of a complex body that works right. A nutritional matrix is the connection of all parts and all body systems in a unique person. Your body, your health, your emotions – these make you an individual.
To find your unique matrix, we start with basic human nutrition requirements. The right nutrients help your body work right, the way it’s supposed to, so you have an abundance of energy and sharp brain focus.
Bladder Leakage and Inflammation
The ads on TV for adult diapers drive me crazy. No, it’s not okay to just treat the
problem by wearing something to collect your urine when you accidently wet your
pants. I suspect that most people
have correctable underlying problems that can be explained with physiology.
When you know what the body is supposed to do, even if
you only understand a few of the basic principles, you can take corrective
action. If you can fix the problem, you may not need diapers anymore.
How many times have people said that Holistic Nutrition Center should have a blog? I never thought there was enough time.
I like to help people eat better and some folks just need a little motivation. A blog may help. Let me know.
I think everyone should ditch the junk. Your body needs real food - that's the simple truth. So eat your veggies.
The complicated truth is that people are really sick. Over 50 million people are suffering from autoimmune diseases, 1 out of every 3 women can expect a diagnosis of cancer in her lifetime, most deaths are caused from heart disease.