Depression is one of the most widely diagnosed of all conditions of our time, with more than 3 million cases in the U.S. every year, and 350 million believed affected worldwide (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs369/en/). Conventional medicine considers antidepressant drugs first-line treatments, including the newly approved injected postpartum drug costing $34,000 a treatment, for $16 Billion in global sales by 2023 (comprised of a proprietary form of brexanalone [a synthetic hormone] to be sold under the brand name Zulresso by Sage Therapeutics. Just think about that!
Dr. Rupy Aujla is in General Practice and Emergency Medicine in England, and for several reasons he has changed his eating lifestyle and offers not only nutrition advice but recipes as well at www.thedoctorskitchen.com. He was one of the speakers at a recent “Wellness Summit by Food Matters TV (www.fmtv.com) and offered these tips for better health:
When we eat food, most of it is broken down by our body’s system into a simple sugar called glucose. Glucose is our main source of fuel for our ENERGY. After digestion, the glucose reaches our blood stream, where it is available for our energy. BUT insulin is needed for glucose to get into your cells, so that fuel can be transformed to ENERGY.
Are you taking advantage of the many ways to use cauliflower to save carbs? Don’t keep thinking it tastes awful, just because it’s a cruciferous vegetable. Now you can fool just about everybody with RICED CAULIFLOWER! And you can save yourself some work by getting it in the frozen section at your store. You can even find organic riced cauliflower. Try it!
1. Soothe sore muscles. An Epsom salt bath is a great after-workout soak and a wonderful way to relax and relieve stress. Dissolve 2 cups of salts to a warm bath. Soak for 10-15 minutes for best results.
2. Exfoliate skin. As we shed our skin naturally, dead skin cells buildup can clog pores and cause blemishes. Your face needs to be exfoliated along with the rest of your body. Mix a teaspoon of Epsom salts in your hand with a little warm water. Scrub your face with the mixture; then rinse clean; you can exfoliate your body in the shower. You can even make a lip balm with equal parts organic coconut oil and Epsom salts.
One of our newest licensees authorized to use Diabetes Relief’s patented treatment process is Darshan Shah, MD, MBA, ABFM, ABIHM (wholehealthaustin.com), whose clinic is in Austin, and we’d like to introduce you to him. You may have friends in the Austin area who need the treatment or other services Dr. Shah offers.
We all hate exercise, don’t we? But have you heard about the benefits of rebounding? Get yourself a mini-trampoline (you can find one for about $100–no need to spend more) and spend only a few minutes a day on it.
Dr. Samuel West discovered the importance of activating the lymphatic system for better health and pain control. He found that “trapped proteins” in the lymph system produce conditions that cause loss of energy, disease, and death at the cellular level. He has had outstanding results by simply getting people to pump out the toxins from the “garbage” disposal system (our lymph system) with simple, gentle movements on a mini-trampoline, called “rebounding.”
Iodine is important to our bodies, and we have an excellent source right here at our clinic. The Thyroid gland needs iodine to produce the thyroid hormones, which support a healthy metabolism. The body does not make iodine, so it is must be an essential part of your diet or taken via supplements. Vegetarians, especially vegans, are particularly at risk for thyroid deficiency. Too much iodine can also cause problems, and as with most things regarding our health, balance is the key.
Want to avoid Alzheimer’s? Who doesn’t? It hurts to see so many of our friends and loved ones who develop some form of dementia in their later years.
Brad Pilon defines “Intermittent Fasting” (“IF”) as a purposeful break from eating. Dr. Edward Group defines it as alternating periods of fasting with periods of eating during the same day. If you think about it, we already do IF, because we fast when we go to sleep and we break that fast when we eat food the next day (unless we’re midnight snackers, which is bad!).
A 2006 study of 70 healthy athletes, published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, found that food alone doesn’t get the body all the nutrients it body needs, and all of them were deficient in at least three critical items. If top athletes are nutrient deficient, what about the rest of us? The 7 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies Worldwide, why are we so deficient? Why are we so deficient in key nutrients? Signs you may have nutrient deficiency.
The avocado is the subject of a recent article by Joel Marion, CISSN (which means he is a Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition). Here are some highlights of that excellent article. It’s the only fruit (yes, it’s a fruit, which used to be called “alligator pears”) with an unusually high amount of friendly fat, and it’s virtually sugar free! It’s loaded with dietary fiber, so it’s great for stabilizing blood glucose levels–meaning it’s great for us with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Since fluctuating blood sugar level is the hallmark trait of diabetes, we need to eat foods that help our condition. Avocados is a good stabilizer. Its high fiber content is great for helping to lower risk for heart disease, reduce the bad cholesterol, and raise the good cholesterol. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association recommends one avocado per day. It’s…