The “Who Knew?” Spice of the Week: Cayenne Pepper!

According to Dr Sears, ” the hotter the spice, the more potent its anti-inflammatory effects.” Since excess inflammation is the primary cause of premature aging, we owe it to ourselves to “get hot!” The active ingredient in Cayenne peppers and chili peppers is Capasicin which is a triple winner for health benefits having anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant…

3 Ways To Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels

The incidence of all major chronic disease, including diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease, increases as our blood sugar rises. Insulin is the master hormone that controls the body’s ability to receive glucose or fuel into our cells. Our goal as we age is to keep our insulin levels stable which keeps the flow of…

Queen 16 Spotlight: Blueberries & Recipe

There are 16 “Superfoods”- foods that have proven health benefits. I nicknamed them the “Queen 16” because I feel like royalty eating them! Today’s spotlight is on blueberries. By now we’ve all heard that blueberries are powerful “antioxidants.” I must admit, that until recently, I did not know what an “antioxidant” was. So here’s the scoop….

If You Can’t Change It, Don’t Worry About It. 

Dr. Hans Selye, stress researcher says, “After every stressful situation, we become a little older.” Why? Because, as we age, our ability to control the production of a stress induced hormone called ‘cortisol’ begins to diminish. Too much cortisol contributes to premature aging, decreased insulin sensitivity, growth of cancer cells, increased appetite, increased fat storage…

Queen 16 Spotlight: Red Onions & Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe

There are 16 “Superfoods”- foods that have proven health benefits. I nicknamed them the “Queen 16” because I feel like royalty eating them! Today’s spotlight is on red onions. These colorful beauties win over their yellow and white counterparts as they contain more amounts of quercetin and allicin which have anti-carcinogenic, antiviral, antibacterial, and antioxidant…