20 Reasons to Eat Avocados

20 Reasons to Eat Avocados Avocados Enhance Heart Health . Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol. In one study of people with moderately high cholesterol levels, individuals who…

Breast Cancer | Beware of Sugars and Starches

Research continues to reinforce the link between breast cancer and diet, particularly the importance of keeping your blood sugar in the low normal ranges. Higher levels of blood sugar and blood insulin are linked to higher incidence of breast cancers. This becomes more important as you age because most women develop some “insulin resistance” in which blood sugar starts to creep higher with advancing years as your cells become less sensitive to blood sugar regulating hormones. Post menopausal women should make efforts to reduce the intake of sweets and starches. This advice also applies to younger women who will benefit by implementing healthy eating habits early in life. It’s really very easy to accomplish.

Free Exercise Program for Women with Cancer

Free Exercise Program for Women with Cancer Just a few blocks from my Integrative Cancer Care and Wellness Medicine clinic in Santa Monica, California, the local chapter of the YMCA hosts Encore: A Free Program for…

Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Protein Shake with Cinnamon

A protein shake for breakfast makes the morning simple and easy, builds muscle and burns fat. It is the BEST way nutritionally to start the day. It’s fast and supplied vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and protective antioxidants that give you sustained energy for hours. Dark red cherries and dark chocolate are rich in cell protective plant antioxidants. Chia and flax seeds and almond butter are great sources of healthy omega 3 and omega 6 and monounsaturated fats that support your brain health, make your skin glow and promote normal inflammation control. Add a little cinnamon to enhance digestive function and normal blood sugar control.