CHAI

CHAI – A GIFT:

 From amusing novelty to health food staple to finished-product ingredient darling, chia has made itself over and over in the last 20-years.  It’s easy to see why:  The seed has so much potential.  It’s one of the few plant-based sources of omega-3s, has ample fiber and offers proteinchai2

When ground, chia virtually disappears into food, unlike flax, which has a similar nutrient profile but a polarizing fishy flavour.  Even chia’s unique texture has become a selling point for manufacturers.  In fact, in 2012, products with chia seeds or chia oil as a primary ingredient.

A lovely cup of brewed organic Chai Tea is worth trying.  Remember, tea bags are processed paper, chemically treated and to keep the bag closed, yes folks, it’s glue!  I’m just the messenger!

Have a healthy day.

Allergies & Itching

An Itchy Mystery – Solved

As if hay fever isn’t bad enough, about a third of peple who are allergic to pollen find that their mouth and throat get itchy and swollen when they eat certain fruits, vegetables, nuts, and herbs. allergies and itching

The immune system sees a similarity between proteins  in pollen and in these foods, and that triggers a reaction.  In some cases, peeling or cooking the food can help, but if the problem persists, seek out a professional and perhaps an extensive allergy panel is called for.

If you are allergic to:          You might react to:

Grass          Peaches, celery, tomatoes, melons, oranges

Birch Pollen          Kiwi, apples, pears, peaches plums, coriander, fennel, parsley, celery, cherries, carrots, hazelnuts,  almonds

Ragweed          Bananas, melons, tomatoes

To know more about food allergies may I invite you to listen to my online show entitled:

“The A,B,C’s of Allergies” – great information and personal help available.  When you’re visiting my website: www.drhenry.com leave me a message of your thoughts and/or comments.  It’s important that you remember to: Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!™ 

5 Simple Tips to a Healthy Prostate

For a Healthy Prostate

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   1.    Watch Your Diet!

Eat a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in refined sugar, salt, flour and oils  as well as processed foods.  Eating a good diet is important to ensuring a healthy prostate gland.

   2.    Exercise:

It’s important to exercise on a Exercisedaily basis.  Exercise helps every health condition, including prostate problems.

3.    Drink Plenty of Water During the Day:

Drink plenty of water during the day, but stop at least 3-4 hours before bedtime (read next tip).  Water helps to flush out toxins in the prostate as well as the rest of the body.

    4.    Minimize Fluid Intake at Night:

It’s best to minimize your intake of fluids at night, particularly caffeinated beverages.  For best results, stop fluid intake 3-4 hours before bedtime.digital_rectal_examination

    5.    Take a Premium Prostate Supplement Daily:

To maximize the health of your prostate, it’s important to take a premium nutritional supplement such as “Essiac”, the original propriety formula from ESSIAC Canada International designed towards enhancing prostate health and optimal urinary function.      

CLOTHES AND SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS

Clothes Made with Synthetic Fibers are Toxic, Clotting, Hazardous to YOUR HEALTH!

This is a FACT –

Clothing made from synthetic fibers – rayon, acrylic, polyester, spandex and olefin, for example – contains toxic chemicals that pose serious risks to your health.

Poison ClothesUntil the beginning of the 20th century all clothing was made from natural fibers.  But today, manufacturers are making toxic clothing, using over 8,000 synthetic chemicals to produce the garments we wear on our bodies.

“The use of manmade chemicals (in clothing) is increasing,” says Dr. Richard Dixon, Head of the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) Scotland, “and at the same time we have warning signals that a variety of wildlife and human health problems are becoming more prevalent.”

Many of these synthetic chemicals are geared toward keeping clothes wrinkle free so that people won’t need to iron.

Health Tips

BOSWELLIA:

BoswelliaResin from the Boswellia serrata tree, an anti-inflammatory staple in Ayurvedic medicine, is now showing promise as a colorectal cancer tumor inhibitor, according to research carried out by Dr. Ajay Goel, director of epigenetics and cancer prevention at Baylor Research Institute in Dallas, TX.  Dr. Goel and his team have studied boswellia and its impact on colorectal cancer for the past 3 years and recently announced they have “multiple lines of encouraging evidence suggesting that in addition to its anti-inflammatory activities, boswellia is an important modulator of epigenetics in colorectal cancer, and very likely other human cancers as well.”

There are, as you know hundreds of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, herbs, etc. available today – many sound just like what we need – but, why not find out what you may really need and how to synergistically take those added nutrients, if necessary and of course the correct balanced food program.  STOP, The Food & Vitamin Guessing Game!  Check out my individualized HealthTest© today, and if you have any questions: contact@drhenry.com

                                                                                                                                                           

LEUCINE:

In laboratory animals, supplements of the amino acid leucine (abundant in high quality proteins such as whey) LEUCINEreduced blood sugar levels and improved their ability to process fat.  In supplemental animals liver levels of fat and glucose improved.

“It had effects that improved insulin sensitivity improved their ability to metabolize sugar and fats and their overall metabolism improved.”

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MAGNESIUM:

magnesium-cells-youngerMagnesium acts with and is essential to the activity of vitamin D and yet most Americans don’t get their reference daily intake (RDI) of this important mineral.  Extensive research showing that vitamin D deficiency plays a major role in the development of many diseases, including a variety of cancers (breast, prostate and colon) as well as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis and mental illness, has prompted many people to take vitamin D supplements.  However, their effects are greatly reduced if magnesium is deficient.

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 R-LIPOIC ACID:

R-Lipoic acid is a potent, water and lipid soluble antioxidant that, based on animal experiments, may prevent ALA_increases_metabolismcataracts caused by oxidative stress in the lens.  Since R-lipoic acid is both water-soluble and fat-soluble, it can get deep into the eye tissues and destroy free radicals that cause protein changes resulting in cataracts.  Animals given chemicals to induce cataracts had a 60% reduction in cataract formation when treated with R-lipoic acid.

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DHA:

docosahexaenoic acidThe omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is highly concentrated in the retina and supports the function of the light receptive retinal cones and rods.  The retina contains higher concentrations of DHA than any other tissue of the human body.  DHA is essential to the healthy functioning of the retina and macula.

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B VITAMINS:

Insufficient B-complex vitamins result in paralyzed eye muscles, itching, burning, light sensitivity, blood shot eyes and watering eyes.  Nearsightedness is often a result of stress.  The B vitamins are necessary for normal nervous systemvitamin-b12function and may be the single most important factor for nerve health.  Pantothenic acid (B5) in particular is an anti-stress vitamin.  Thiamin (B1) is important for intracellular eye metabolism and riboflavin (B2) deficiency has been linked to cataracts.  B-complex vitamins with extra riboflavin are recommended for hyperopia (farsightedness).

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VITAMIN D:

The largest study to date on the link between vitamin D and common respiratory infections, shows that people with the lowest vitamin D levels report having significantly more cases of cold and flu than those with higher levels.

VITAMIN DSince vitamin D is produced in the skin from sun exposure, that could explain why most colds and flu occur in the winter when there is less sunshine.  Vitamin D acts as an immune system modulator, preventing excessive expression of inflammatory cytokines and increasing the ‘oxidative burst’ potential of macrophages.

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OLIVE LEAF:

Olive leaf extract and its active component, oleuropein, appear to interfere with viral infection and/or spread by aceite-de-olivadirectly inactivating the virus or by preventing virus shedding, budding or assembly at the cell membrane.  It’s able to directly penetrate infected host cells and irreversible inhibit viral replication.  Since this effect seems to apply to both active and latent viruses, olive leaf extracts could prove to be a major weapon against the common cold and flu, as well as many other viral and bacterial infections.

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BOVINE COLOSTRUM:

BOVINE COLOSTRUMBovine colostrum is another useful supplement for cold and flu protection.  This thick, yellow substance, emitted by the mammary glands during the first 24-48 hours after birth, is rich in nutrients and immune factors that protect against invading organism and facilitate development of strong immune system.  By boosting a weakened immune system, colostrum’s immune factors can help prevent such conditions as colds, flu, diarrhea, sinusitis, asthma, allergies, herpes, viral bronchitis, candidiasis and ear infections.

                                                                                                                                                             

RESVERATROL:

RESVERATROLResveratrol may improve how the human body responds to insulin, the hormone responsible for sugar and fat metabolism.  Hungarian researchers report for the first time that a daily 10 mg dose of resveratrol is associated with reductions in insulin resistance in type-2 diabetics.  According to the researchers:

“The present study shows for the first time that resveratrol improves insulin sensitivity in humans, which might be due to a resveratrol-induced decrease in oxidative stress that leads to a more efficient insulin signaling via the Akt pathway.”

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POMELLA:

Pomegranate extract from Verdure Sciences has been granted two new patents.  This rich source of antioxidants, POMELLAhas been linked to improved heart health, but a growing body of science indicates the fruit protects against prostate cancer.  Studies also report a role in joint health by slowing cartilage loss in arthritis.  Ellagitannin compounds like punicalagins and punicalins, account for half of the fruit’s antioxidant ability behind the reported health benefits.

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ASTAXANTHIN:

Astaxanthin, the pigment that gives krill oil its colour, can boost the body’s defense against obesity-induced ASTAXANTHINoxidative stress, according to South Korean researchers.  At a dose of only 5 mg daily, researchers saw a reduction in oxidative stress markers plus an increase in the blood’s antioxidant capacity … including a 193% increase in superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels.

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WHEY PROTEIN:

Whey protein is a “functional food” with a number of health benefits.  The biological components of whey (including lactoferrin, beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, glycomacropeptide and immuno-globulins) demonstrate a range of immune-enhancing properties.  In addition, whey has the ability to act as an antioxidant, anti-hypertensive, WHEY PROTEINanti-tumor, hypolipidemic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and chelating agent.

The primary mechanism by which whey is thought to exert its effects is by intracellular antioxidant.  A number of clinical trials have successfully been performed using whey in the treatment of cancer,  HIV, hepatitis B, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and as an antimicrobial agent.  Whey protein has also exhibited benefit in the arena of exercise performance and enhancement.

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SARCOPENIA:

Sarcopenia (skeletal muscle wasting with aging) is believed to underlie a number of serious age-related health issues.  While it may be seen as inevitable, decreasing this gradual loss of muscle is vital for healthy aging.  Elderly individuals are still able to respond to both resistance training and the anabolic signals provided by protein ingestion, provided specific amino acids, such as leucine, are present. sarcopenia

Whey protein, a rich source of these essential amino acids, rapidly elevates plasma amino acid levels, providing the foundation for muscle mass preservation.  Several studies have shown whey protein to be effective in augmenting the effects of resistance exercise, particularly when taken in the hours surrounding the exercise training.  Simple dietary and exercise strategies that may improve the maintenance of skeletal muscle mass could reduce the incidence of many age-related health issues and improve the quality of life for many aging folks.

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Veggies are Critical to Health

Brussels Sprout: Good Things  in Your Guts

 Leafy greens critical to digestive health.

Bringing the world yet another reason to “eat your vegetables,” new research reveals that immune cells essential to intestinal health could be controlled by leafy greens in your diet.

Eat em!Researchers from the Walters,  Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Australia found that a type of immune cell called Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILCs), promotes good intestinal health by keeping “bad” bacteria out of the intestine, helping control or prevent conditions like bowel cancer, food allergies and inflammatory disease.

Researchers identified a gene, called T-bet, that produces these cells.  And they found that it responds to signals in the food we eat.

The proteins in leafy green vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cabbage interact with a cell surface receptor that switches on T-bet, and might play a role in producing these critical immune cells, according to Gabrielle Belz, a scientist on the study team.  “ILCs aware essential for immune surveillance of the digestive system and this is the first time that we have identified a gene responsibility for the production of ILCs,” said Belz.

ILCs are essential for maintaining the delicate balance between tolerance, immunity and inflammation.  “We are very interested in looking at how the products of these vegetables are able to talk to T-bet to make ILCs, which will give us more insight into how the food we eat influences our immune system and gut bacteria,” said Belz.

Once again you are learning more about the vital importance of vegetables.  If you’re interested in finding out if and where you may be nutrient deficient or are wondering how you should be eating properly for your individual needs, take a few minutes and check out my HealthTest© If you would like more information: contact@drhenry.com.  Have a great day!

Buyer Beware!

What They Don’t Want YOU To Know!

Eat to Live

Artery Crust:

Judging by the label Marie Callender’s (16.5 oz) Chicken Pot Pie has “only” 520 calories, 11 grams of saturated fat, and 800 mg of sodium.  But look again.  Those numbers are for only half a pie.  Eat the entire pie, as most of us do, and you’re talking 1,040 calories, 22 grams of saturated fat (more than a day’s worth), and 1,600 mg of sodium (an entire day’s worth).

Always read the ingredients when you shop, not just the label.

                                                                                                                                                           

Transgression:

“Omg Cholesterol” declares the box of Parkay Margarine sticks.  Does that mean Parkay stick margarine is good for your heart?  NO. It may be cholesterol-free, but each tablespoon of the spread has 1 ½ grams of trans fat and 1 ½ grams of saturated fat.  And beware of other trans-filled sticks by Blue Bonnet, Land O Lakes, Country Crock, and Fleischmann’s.img_parkay_hdr

Shopping tip: If you insist and I have no idea why you would, purchase margarine – look for tub margarines instead – most have little or no trans-fats.  On the other hand, I would suggest that you never eat margarine – go back to what grandma purchased – real butter, which is a much safer choice.

Each of us have to know that our health care is our own responsibility and until you know where you stand (not necessarily how you feel), on a cellular level – you don’t know much about your body, nor can you attempt to keep yourself well.    Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!™

                                                                                                                                                           

Liquid Salt!

regularvsreducedAn average cup of Campbell’s regular Condensed Soup has 760 mg of sodium.  But most people eat the whole can of soup, which contains 1,900 mg of sodium – more than most adults should consume in an entire day!  Look for Campbell’s Healthy Request, Progresso Reduced Sodium, and Healthy Choice soups with sodium in the 400s (still a lot if you eat the whole can).

Better yet, choose reduced-sodium soups by Amy”s, Imagine Foods, Pacific Natural Foods, and Tabatchnick.  And of course the healthiest solution is make your own soups – what a concept!  Wishing you good health!