Probiotics for Exercise Related Inflammation">

Probiotics for Exercise Related Inflammation

By: Theresa Greenwell Probiotics are microorganisms that when given as a supplement have been found to provide a wide-range of health benefits. These microorganisms come in a variety of strains which can colonize the gut and thereby provide a variety of positive health outcomes. A recently published study in Nutrients (October, 2016) looked at how 2 particular strains of probiotics, Streptococcus thermophilus and Bifidobacterium breve, could have an effect on post-exercise inflammation. Participants in this double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled, crossover … …read more

Want To Know How NOT To Die? Read On!">

Want To Know How NOT To Die? Read On!

The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but not so good at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of premature death—illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and others—claim the lives of 1.6 million American annually. This doesn’t have to be the case.
In Dr. Michael Greger’s new book, How Not to Die, there’s lots of advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, to help you live better and longer. You will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle habits to change in order to prevent or fight the leading deadly diseases.

If there is a history of prostate cancer in your family, put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet. If you have high blood pressure, hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug — and without the side effects. What about liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (our #1 killer)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to help prevent the disease, but arrest and even reverse …read more

Onion Compound Suppresses Cancer Cells">

Onion Compound Suppresses Cancer Cells

This pungent vegetable has previously been cited for its health benefits, including lowering risk of certain cancers and helping with depression. But now, a new study has found that a compound found in onions has anti-ovarian cancer effects.
After examining the effects of ONA on a preclinical model of EOC in cells, the researchers found that the growth of EOCs slowed down after the team introduced ONA.
They also discovered that ONA inhibited pro-tumor activities of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), which the researchers say are linked with the suppression of the anti-tumor immune response of host lymphocytes.
Furthermore, they found that ONA enhanced anti-cancer drugs’ effects by boosting their anti-proliferation ability.
In further experiments on an ovarian cancer mouse model, the researchers used oral doses of ONA. Results showed that the mice had longer lifespans and showed diminished ovarian cancer tumor development.
The researchers say their study demonstrates that ONA slows progression of ovarian cancer tumors by interrupting myeloid cells’ pro-tumor activity.
They add: “We found that ONA reduced the extent of ovarian cancer cell proliferation induced by co-culture with human macrophages. In addition, we found that ONA directly suppressed cancer cell proliferation.
Thus, ONA is considered useful for the additional treatment of patients with ovarian cancer …read more

Some of My ‘Fountain of Youth’ Food Favorites">

Some of My ‘Fountain of Youth’ Food Favorites

There’s little doubt that we all would love to look and feel younger, especially if you’re over 40 (or even over 50 like me). Certain FoodTrients like omega-3 fatty acids and the Vitamins C & E are very good for building collagen, hydrating skin, keeping skin elastic, and helping to build strong nails and hair. Vitamin C also aids tissue regeneration, which is especially helpful after a facial, dermabrasion, or an acid peel. Citrus fruits, berries, melons, and peppers are all good sources. A spicy salsa with hot peppers and lime juice can be a real skin saver.
While all of my recipes in my cookbooks will help you look and feel younger, some of my favorite beauty-enhancing recipes from The Age GRACEfully Cookbook, are my Turmeric Orange Juice, Papaya Salsa, and Homemade Sardines. I recently wrote a blog about foods that help you look younger if you’d like more suggestions.
Vitamin A boosts the production of collagen, which strengthens skin and hair. Orange and yellow fruits and veggies are rich sources of carotenoids. I love mangos, papayas, jackfruit, and sweet potatoes. My Sweet Potato and Jackfruit Delight and Mango Tapioca recipes help build collagen and keep your skin young. Kale, spinach, …read more

#WorkoutWednesday: This one drill meets all your basketball needs!">

#WorkoutWednesday: This one drill meets all your basketball needs!

If we told you that we found one drill that works on all aspects of your basketball game, would you believe us? Well, it’s true!
In this #WorkoutWednesday, ball-handling expert Jordan Lawley teaches you one workout that will fulfill all your basketball needs!
Check out the video below for Jordan’s workout instructions:

According to Jordan, the founder of Jordan Lawley Basketball, the top basketball academy on the West Coast, this drill works on your defense, closeout, step-slide, catch-set shot, conditioning skills, and much more.
Basically, all the skills you need to attack and defeat your opponents. All you need is two basketballs, a buddy, and some determination!
Train with Jordan Lawley!
In the video above, Jordan shared three of the core components of this dribbling drill. If you’re ready to learn more of Jordan’s dribbling drills, join Jordan’s Elite Ball Handling Program today!
In the program, Jordan teaches you how to develop insane handles and unreal confidence. When you join the group, you’ll receive 20 dribbling workouts, exercise video demonstrations, customizable workout reminders, and contact with Jordan and his team!
Click here to join Jordan Lawley’s Elite Ball Handling Program!
Video credit: Jordan Lawley Basketball
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Tomato Soup With Curry">

Tomato Soup With Curry

Tomato Curry Soup
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, there’s no reason to limit yourself to fresh items only. Especially when your refrigerator is nearly empty, you cannot underestimate the potential of pantry staples like canned tomato and coconut milk. Combined with some carrots and a little dried curry powder, they easily transform into a flavorful soup that’s ready to be enjoyed in well under an hour. Try it on its own or with Vegetable Crackers from The Age Beautifully Cookbook.
6 Ingredient Tomato Curry Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total TIme: 30 minutes
2 Tbs. toasted sesame oil
½ cup diced red onion
2 carrots (about ⅔ cup), peeled and chopped
1 (13.66 ounce) can coconut milk (full fat)
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes with basil
1 Tbs. curry powder
Salt and black pepper
InstructionsHeat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add carrots and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until carrots just begin to tenderize. Stir in coconut milk, tomatoes, curry powder, and salt and pepper, bring to a low boil, and then simmer for about 10 minutes, or until flavors have adequately melded. Transfer to bowls and top with …read more

Halloween for Celiacs: Beware of Hidden Gluten!">

Halloween for Celiacs: Beware of Hidden Gluten!

Halloween is my #1 favorite holiday: the costumes, the decorations, the spooky atmosphere, the fall foliage, and yes, of course, the treats.
Halloween can bring with it a lot of situations where we are faced with new products that we are unfamiliar with. Parties, trick or treating, school events, and buying candy are just a few of the circumstances where we may find ourselves asking, “Is this gluten-free?”
Adhering to a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you have to skip out on all the Halloween fun. We’ve compiled some tips and tricks to help ensure accidentally eating gluten is one thing you do not have to be afraid of!
But, before we get into that, we want to mention the Teal Pumpkin Project. By putting a teal pumpkin in front of your house, you will let others know that your treats are safe for children with food allergies! Isn’t that a great idea!

While searching for gluten in ingredients may feel like second nature at this point, there can often be hidden ingredients in chocolates and candy that you wouldn’t think to look for. Gluten in candy is often disguised as barley malt, which is used as a sweetener. Barley malt …read more

Tricky and Tasty Treats for a Healthy Halloween">

Tricky and Tasty Treats for a Healthy Halloween

Everyone loves Halloween. That’s probably because it’s the first holiday after the summer and signals a new holiday season with Thanksgiving and Christmas just ahead. I have friends with children who like to trick-or-treat in my neighborhood. It’s fun to have them over after they’ve collected their candy to check out their costumes.
Usually the kids are hungry, and rather than letting them dine on candy I like to serve them treats that are delicious, but that they’d never suspect are healthy, too. Their parents sure appreciate that!
The recipes below from my latest cookbook, The Age Beautifully Cookbook, deliver on delicious taste and healthy benefits. Your little goblins will gobble them up and will never know they’re good for them, too.
Banana-Mocha Smoothie
Most kids like bananas, so I whip up this Banana-Mocha Smoothie and it’s always a hit. I got this recipe from a friend Lynn who makes it as a morning smoothie. I like it for dessert or for an afternoon pick-me-up. You can use a fresh banana if you don’t have time to freeze it, decaffeinated coffee instead of regular (so the kids will go to sleep!), and skim milk instead of almond milk if preferred. Cinnamon contains an anti-inflammatory …read more