Our Founder Steve’s Health Facts Dec. 1, 2017:
Steve’s Health Fact 1, Dec. 1, 2017:
What kind of car does a citrus fruit drive?
Consuming high levels of flavonoids from citrus fruits can have significant effects on reducing specific markers of inflammation, according to a recent study. In previous studies this class of phytochemicals has been shown to have benefits in various aspects of human health including cardiovascular, brain and eye health, and has also been shown to possess anti-cancer properties.
Source: Selected Dietary Flavonoids Are Associated with Markers of Inflammation and Endothelial Dysfunction in U.S. Women.
Learn more about specific foods, herbs, and supplements that work as antioxidants for different specific parts of the body in five NHI Programs NHI — including Certified Nutritionist Consultant (CNC)™, Certified Clinical Master Herbalist (CCMH)™, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP), Naturopathic Practitioner (NP), and Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist (CCMA)™. All five Programs are available either Distance Learning or Residentially. You can join programs at anytime. See our NHI Schedule for more information. NHI’s in-depth discussion of antioxidants in these programs is one of many reasons that make our programs renowned for their quality and comprehensiveness. Steve
Steve’s Health Fact 2, Dec. 1, 2017:
I have a patient who believes in preventative healthcare.
He prevents me from caring for his health.
Consuming higher dietary levels of potassium could result in substantially lower risks of experiencing a stroke as well as improving overall cardiovascular health and reducing the chances of developing heart disease.
Potassium is integral to supporting proper muscle contraction and heart muscle rhythm. Deficiency of potassium can result in abnormal blood pressure and heart arrhythmia.
Fruits and vegetables tend to be very high in potassium while low in sodium. Sea vegetables have an excellent ratio of potassium to sodium — both minerals are the two most prevalent electrolytes throughout your body and, for many reasons, both are absolutely necessary to health, but in the proper ratio for that person!
Steve’s Health Fact 3, Dec. 1, 2017:
An old couple was watching TV one evening, and the husband got up to go to the kitchen. His wife told him to get her some iced tea, and knowing that the years had taken their toll on his memory, she told him to write it down.
“I can remember iced tea,” he protested.
“But I want sugar in my tea, too” she told him, “so write it down.”
He told her he could remember iced tea with sugar.
“I want a slice of lemon, too.” she said, “Just write it down.”
He left the room grumbling to himself. A few minutes later he came back with a plate full of mashed potatoes for her.
“Now look what you’ve done!” she yelled at him, “You forgot my gravy!”
The United States is the second leading country in the world for deaths per capita caused by iron-deficient anemia.
Iron is especially important to a developing fetus as the element plays a major role in the formation of various parameters of memory and learning. Iron deficiency in utero appears to adversely affect gene expression and specific intercellular signaling pathways, subsequently impairing hippocampal development. The hippocampus is the area of the brain primarily responsible for memory and learning.
Learn about more than 50 specific foods, herbs, supplements, and essential oils that boost memory in five NHI Programs NHI — including Certified Nutritionist Consultant (CNC)™, Certified Clinical Master Herbalist (CCMH)™, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP), Naturopathic Practitioner (NP), and Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist (CCMA)™. All five Programs are available either Distance Learning or Residentially. You can join programs at anytime. See our NHI Schedule for more information. NHI’s in-depth discussion of antioxidants in these programs is one of many reasons that make our programs renowned for their quality and comprehensiveness. Steve
Steve’s Health Fact 4, Dec. 1, 2017:
EGCg (epigallocatechin gallate), the polyphenol extract from green tea, is known for its many health benefits including anti-inflammatory, cancer protective and antioxidative properties. Now, according to a recent study, this powerful extract has also been shown to help protect the skin from the sun’s harsh UV radiation and improve various aspects of skin health, structure and appearance.
Source: Green Tea Polyphenols Provide Photoprotection, Increase Microcirculation, and Modulate Skin Properties of Women.
Steve’s Health Fact 5, Dec. 1, 2017:
In NYC, they hail taxis. In Napa, they hail cabs.
In a small part of the brain stem or medulla oblongata, called the Rostral Ventrolateral Medulla (RVLM), is located the region responsible for controlling the heart and blood pressure.
In animal models, a recent study showed that excess estrogen, which can lead to excessive oxidative stress, can adversely affect this area of the brain causing an increase in blood pressure. Resveratrol, the polyphenol found in red grapes, wine, and certain medicinal plants, was shown to counteract the oxidative damage caused by the estrogen and, in turn, lower blood pressure in the affected animals.
Source: Chronic estradiol-17β exposure increases superoxide production in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) and causes hypertension: reversal by resveratrol.