Nutrition Matters

Nutrition“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”Hippocrates

Hippocrates, recommended a healthy diet and exercise as important health remedies more than two thousand years ago. We confidently recommend the same as an important aspect of maintaining and enhancing good health. Here are some nutrition tips on foods and supplements that have been proven to be most effective for various aspects of health. There are many besides those included here, but these are a healthy guideline to some of the most nutritious foods.

HEART HEALTHBACK TO TOP

If you are looking for heart-healthy foods, these are the nutrients you want to look out for:

Phytosterols, because they help reduce blood cholesterol. Good sources are nuts and seeds; Carotenoids, which are found in fruits and vegetables; Polyphenols; Omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-linolenic fatty acids, because they help boost the immune system, reduce blood clots, and protect against heart attacks; B-complex vitamins, because they protect against blood clots and hardening of the arteries;Niacin (vitamin B-3), which helps increase “good” cholesterol; Vitamins C and E, which are antioxidants that protect cells from free radical damage; Magnesium, potassium, and calcium to help lower blood pressure; Fiber-rich foods to help lower cholesterol levels; Reservatrol and cocoa phenols (Choose 70% or higher cocoa content). Here are some of the foods that provide these nutrients:

Foods
  • Fish
    Salmon, Tuna
  • Grains
    Flaxseed, Oatmeal, Brown rice
  • Nuts
    Almonds, Walnuts
  • Beans
    Black beans, Kidney beans
  • Vegetables
    Carrots, Spinach, Broccoli, Red bell peppers, Asparagus
Fruit
  • Berries:
    Blueberries, Cranberries, Strawberries, Rraspberries
  • Oranges:
  • Tomatoes
  • Cantaloupe
  • Papaya
Other sources
  • Drinks:
    Red wine, Soy milk, Tea, Coffee*
  • Dark chocolate
Supplements
  • Vein Health
  • Berberine Support
  • Vitamin D3 & K2 Emulsion
  • Omega 780 EC
  • Ubiquinol
  • Pantethine
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Bone healthBack to top

For bone health, look out for foods that are rich in calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin K. Dairy, fish, fruits and vegetables are most rich in these nutrients. There are also some good supplements for bone health if you are not getting enough of these nutrients from your diet.

Foods
  • Dairy foods:
    Milk, Yoghurt, Cheese
  • Fish:
    Canned sardines, Salmon
  • Vegetables
    Collard greens, turnip greens, kale, okra, Chinese cabbage, dandelion greens, mustard greens, broccoli, beet greens
Fruit
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruits
  • Strawberries
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
Other sources

Look out for foods fortified with Calcium and vitamin D such ascertain brands of juices, milk cereals, and breads.

Supplements
  • MCHC Plus
  • Stronium Citrate
  • Liquid Vitamin D-3
  • Liquid Vitamin D and K
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Pain and inflammationBack to top

Inflammation is responsible for arthritis, is associated with several other serious health conditions, including cancer and heart disease.Your diet can play an important role in fighting inflammation. In addition to eating foods that help fight inflammation, take care to avoid or eat less foods that cause inflammation, such as processed, fried, and sugary foods. Also increase your consumption of omega-3 fatty acids as they help fight inflammation. The best source is fish, and the American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fish per week.

Foods
  • Dairy foods:
    Milk, Yoghurt, Cheese
  • Fish:
    salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines
  • Vegetables
    Celery and Celery seeds, Kale, Spinach
  • Walnuts
  • Flax seeds and Flax Oil
Fruit
  • Blueberries
  • Tart Cherries
  • Berries:
    Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries
Other sources
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Supplements
  • Omega 780 EC
  • Curcumin Complex
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Inflam-Ease
  • Bromelain
Resources

Adrenal FunctionBack to top

Our adrenal glands produce many hormones, including those that regulate stress. When we are under a lot of stress for an extended period of time, as will happen from time to time, our cortisol levels stay elevated, which interferes with immune function, digestion, sleep, and the production of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid hormones. This can lead to high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess abdominal fat, inflammation, and affect our moods and sex drive. When our adrenal glands are fatigued from producing too much cortisol for so long, they instead produce extra adrenaline, which makes us feel irritable, shaky, lightheaded, and anxious. We can support our fatigued adrenal glands by finding ways to relax each day and eating food rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin B and Vitamin C.

Foods
  • Nuts:
    Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts
  • Vegetables:
    Swiss Chard, Parsley, Kale, Celery, Kelp
  • Beans and grains:
    Kidney Beans, Millet, Hemp seeds
  • Squash
  • Shiitake mushrooms
Fruit
  • Avocados
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Berries
  • Dried figs
  • Dried dates
Other sources
  • Herbal teas
    like chamomile, passionflower, valerian
Supplements
  • Adrenal Health Support with Adrenal Gland Concentrate
  • AdreBoost-NG
  • CoEnzyme-B
  • Relora® Plex
Resources