How You Can Use Garlic for the Prevention of High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure.

I love using food as a preventative tool. We often forget food is medicine. It may not work like they tell us in school how a medicines efficacy is determined. What they don’t tell us is over time we may prevent disease by choosing good quality fresh foods…especially veggies and fruits. Garlic is one of them.

Garlic

Basically, garlic contains allin and the enzyme allicinase which convers allin to the beneficial component allicin. Allicin is thought to be possibly effective in the prevention of high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Two of our biggest leaders towards heart disease.

Blueberry Green Tea Wellness Optimizer

I love to eat/drink what is healthy and delicious. I’ve taken the green tea blueberry infusion recipe from Dr. Weil’s new book, “Fast Food. Good Food,” made it easier, and even more delicious. Why do I think everyone should drink this every day?

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1. Blueberries are a source of anthocyanin pigments (a type of flavonoid) resulting in amazing anti-inflammatory properties. If you didn’t know, most of the preventable diseases we’re seeing in our friends and loved ones are due to inflammation. Eating fruits and vegetables decreasing your risk for these diseases.

Top 10 “Healthy You” Must Haves for 2016

Ok. Here it is. I’ve included simple, inexpensive steps you can easily incorporate in your wellness plan for 2016. Who says your resolution has to be restricted to fitness or nutrition?

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Recommended Multivitamins, Flax Oil, & Fish Oil

We need different amount of vitamins and different times in our lives. These multivitamins are separated by under 50 and 50+ and have various amounts of tablets depending on how much you want. Oh, and if you can’t stand swallowing vitamins there’s a gummy choice for you. It looks great! No artificial dyes. It does have glucose syrup to make it sweet enough to chew but I would take it myself.

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I always use this prenatal DHA (fish oil) because it actually has more DHA (the source most available for our bodies) than EPA and its low in mercury. The one thing to be careful of is fish oil can interact with some medicines. Feel free to ask me to run a check on your medicines to make sure there are no interactions. Tip: Store them in the refrigerator or freezer to help prevent the fishy burps and aftertaste.

The 5 Pillars of Wellbeing

1. Exercise. It’s not only for shaping and sculpting our bodies. Exercise betters how you think and feel about yourself, increases your ability to learn and retain information, decreases anxiety, guard against stress, reverses some effects of aging in the brain and can bring about more of a hormonal balance in women. Plus it’s a great investment. For every 1 hour of moderate exercise you get 2-5 hours of additional life. For every 1 hour of vigorous activity you get 5-11 hours added. Now that’s what I call a great deal. Getting more out of what you put in! Coming soon online SoulFit Training Workouts.