probiotic supplementsFACT: The human body contains 10 times more bacteria than it does human cells!

FACT: The Human Digestive System is a host to over 100,000 BILLION Bacteria!

FACT: Up to 2 pounds of Bacteria in the GUT, AMAZING!

5 Great Reasons to take Probiotic supplements:

1. Strengthens the Immune function and reduces allergies
2. Direct action against pathogens – bad bacteria, yeasts and molds, viruses and parasites
3. Has a Barrier function to protect the Gut Lining
4. Metabolic and anti-oxidant roles
5. Anti-carcinogenic action!

Comment if you take PROBIOTIC supplements!

PS: Next Post- Foods that Naturally contain Probiotics!

Quercetin Natural Anti-histimines

Quercetin is the Queen of Natural Anti-histimines!

Quercetin is a bioflavonoid, found in deep dark red and purple fruits such as red apples, cherries, black berries, , grapefruit, onions, broccoli, dark green leafy vegetables, rooibos tea, and in herbs & spices such as parsley, sage and cayenne. It can also be taken in a supplement form.

Quercetin is a natural compound that blocks histamines involved in allergies- always in my natal allergy kit!

Why I love Quercetin:

1. is a super antioxidant to prevents cellular/DNA damage

2. helps control inflammation

3. has anti-estrogenic effects

4. displays unique anticancer properties

5. can help with non-alcoholic fatty liver inflammation and scarring

Can you guess which nutrient is the KING of natural antihistamines?

I want to hear from you!

There are three types of Gluten Sensitivities

1. Gluten Intolerance: is when you can not digest the gluten proteins down and can cause functional digestive symptoms such as gas, bloating, constipation and also other irritating symptoms such as headaches, joint pain, and anxiety. Symptoms go away if you eliminate the offending agent.

2. Gluten Allergy: is when your immune system has an over reaction to the specific gluten protein and can trigger allergic reactions such as rashes, hives, itching, and even serious reactions such as difficulty breathing and wheezing.

3. Celiac Disease: is an autoimmune condition where your immune system attacks the small intestine causing cellular damage and serious complications.

I am in the #1 category, I am gluten intolerant. How about you?

Do you want to learn more about Gluten sensitivities! Share with us below in the comments section.

Do you have these 6 Personality Traits associated with LONGEVITY?

1. Conscientious

2. Easy to laugh

3. Socially connected

4. Optimistic

5. Happy

6. Extroverted

Which trait would you like practice- to live a longer, healthier life? Let us know.

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I love this all natural mosquito repellant! Summer is coming and with more outdoor activities and late afternoon bbq’s, this is a perfect way to keep the mosquitos at bay!

Have a mosquito problem??? At your next outdoor gathering try this SAFE and EFFECTIVE method of keeping mosquitoes at bay! Simply slice a lime in half and press in a good amount of cloves for an ALL NATURAL mosquito repellent… Make sure to SHARE THIS POST with your friends!

Organic Green powderThis powerful green drink during allergy season can help your runny nose, nasal congestion and itchy eyes!

Shake Ingredients:

  • One Scoop of Organic Green powder
  • ½ teaspoon of Wellness For Life Nutraceuticals Vitamin C +
  • ½ teaspoon of Probiotics powder
  • ½ teaspoon of Organic Acai powder
  • 1 capsule of Wellness For Life Quercetin +
  • 12 oz of purified water

In a blender or magic bullet, pour in water, and all powder ingredients. Open up the capsule of Quercetin + into the mix. Blend well and drink on an empty stomach. Drink twice a day or as needed!

To order any of the ingredients, please stop by the office or call Frank, at 310-315-1514. All shake ingredients are 20% off through May 31st.

dll-collageSpring is here and it is time to start thinking about “Spring Cleaning” of our bodies and mind so that we can shed the toxins we accumulated in Winter and become our most brilliant and healthy self. That is why I am so excited to share with you my upcoming ALL-INCLUSIVE 3-day, 2 night weekend “Spring Cleaning” retreat happening at the Deer Lake Lodge on April 26th – 28th.  This very special 3-day retreat was designed with my clinic patients and online community in mind will be an exceptional opportunity to jump start your brilliance.

During this special “you” weekend, you will learn to tap into your inner strength and be brilliant so you can achieve your life goals and passions by improving your nutrition and lifestyle. My goal for the weekend is to provide specific, practical and easy-to-apply suggestions, which can improve your ability to reach your optimal potential in physical and mental health.

The Deer Lake Lodge is a unique wellness resort which specializes in cleanses and detoxification in a natural, sustainable setting. Their holistic approach addresses your mind, body and spirit. The Deer Lake Lodge is simply amazing in all that they offer their guests in complimentary classes, products, use of their equipment and so much more! Here is only a partial list of the many amenities that you will receive during your stay: daily cleanse program, organic robe and slippers, himalayan rock salt, organic juices, specialty teas for cleanses, supplements, yoga classes, nutrition and raw food classes.

dll-swimmingpoolDuring this 3 day, all about you weekend, you will learn:

  • About food allergies and how they contribute to inflammation; disease, and obesity;
  • Why sleep can be your best medicine and how to get more!;
  • How to recalibrate your “Bio-Rhythms of Life” to increase energy, vitality, lose weight and increase lifespan;
  • 7 foods to eat for energy, mental clarity and weight management;
  • How to prevent the three most common physical complaints of America- fatigue, indigestion, headache;
  • Why time management is key to your health and success.

And much more!

This amazing three day experience will help you revitalize your energy, stimulate your mind, bring out your brilliance and set you on a path for optimal health and personal success.

Click here to find out more now and to reserve your space. If you register before March 31st, you will save $500. Also, if you choose to come in early you can do so for just $200.

I would love to see you there!  Step into your brilliance and sign up today for a weekend all about you that will cleanse your mind, body and spirit so that you can be your most brilliant self.

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On Saturday, February 2nd I will be participating in the first Parent University sponsored by the Brentwood School Parents Association for the Brentwood school community. My presentation entitled “Nutrition, Sleep Hygiene and Body Image” is at 10:00 am – I encourage you to attend. If you are not a Brentwood Parent, I will be offering this as an audio very soon!

This one day event will take place from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm on the East Campus and features a series of guest lecturers. This is going to be an amazing day for parents and I hope to see you there.

I will be providing specific, practical and easy to apply suggestions that can improve your ability to assist and guide your children to reach their physical potential, tap into their inner strength and achieve their life goals by improving their nutrition and lifestyle.

I will cover issues such as:

  • What to feed your growing child for energy and mental clarity;
  • Why sleep can be your child’s best medicine;
  • How to address the three most common physical complaints;
  • Why time management is key to your child’s success in school and much more.

To find out more about the agenda and additional breakout sessions, click here.

To register, click here.

I hope to see you on Saturday!

Be~Well!

Dr. Susanne Bennett

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Great Cholesterol Myth

Guest Blog

By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, and Stephen Sinatra, MD, FACN

Cholesterol is a very misunderstood molecule.

And though many people might not be aware of it, there has long been a vocal minority of doctors, researchers and health professionals who believe that cholesterol and fat have been wrongly convicted as the primary promoters of heart disease. Along with many of our fellow health professionals, we believe that this emphasis on cholesterol has caused us to take our attention off what we believe to be the true promoters of heart diseases – inflammation, oxidative damage, stress and sugar.

We believe the evidence against cholesterol as a causal factor in heart disease is much weaker than was previously believed, and we make our case in our new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth, complete with hundreds of medical references from peer-reviewed journals. We also believe that the statin drugs given to lower cholesterol are being over-prescribed, and are not without significant side effects.

Cholesterol is needed for life. It’s the parent molecule for all the major sex hormones, including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. It’s needed for the immune system, and it’s needed for the brain. (In fact, one of the most serious side effects of cholesterol-lowering medication is memory loss.)

As we stated on the Dr. Oz Show: “Trying to prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol is like trying to reduce calories by taking the lettuce off your double cheeseburger. It’s not that the lettuce doesn’t have any calories – it’s that it’s the wrong target.

And cholesterol is the wrong target if you’re trying to prevent heart disease.

We fervently believe that neither cholesterol nor fat is the major villain in the American diet – sugar is. We also believe that the case against cholesterol, which was made nearly 30 years ago, was based on faulty evidence. The case needs to be re-opened and the evidence needs to be re-examined.

Belief in the “Great Cholesterol Myth” has caused us to neglect the real causes of heart disease while obsessively focused on an innocuous molecule that’s essential for life and that we believe has only a minor role in heart disease.

Here are executive summaries of eight of out favorite myths about cholesterol and heart disease.

 

MYTH: High cholesterol is the cause of heart disease.

FACT: Cholesterol is a fairly insignificant player in heart disease.

 

MYTH: High cholesterol is a good predictor of heart attacks.

FACT: High cholesterol is a lousy predictor of heart attacks. Half the people admitted to hospitals with heart disease have normal cholesterol, and plenty of people with elevated cholesterol have perfectly healthy hearts.

 

MYTH: Lowering cholesterol with statin drugs will prolong your life.

FACT: There is no data showing statins have any impact on longevity.

 

MYTH: Statin drugs are perfectly safe.

FACT: Statin drugs have significant side effects, including loss of memory and libido, muscle pain and fatigue, and approximately 65% of doctors don’t report those side effects. (1)

 

MYTH: Statin drugs are appropriate for men, women, children and the elderly.

FACT: The only group in which statins have been shown to have even a modest effect is in middle-aged men who’ve already had a heart attack. If you’re not in that group, you’ve got no business on a statin drug. (2)

 

MYTH: Saturated fat is dangerous.

FACT: Saturated fat is mostly neutral and may even have some health benefits. Recent peer-reviewed studies have shown no association of saturated fat with heart disease. (3)

 

MYTH: The higher your cholesterol, the shorter your lifespan.

FACT: In the Framingham Study, the people who actually lived the longest had the highest cholesterol. (4)

 

MYTH: A high carbohydrate diet protects you from heart disease.

FACT: Diets that substitute carbohydrates for saturated fat actually increase the risk for heart disease. (5)

 

Cardiologist Stephen Sinatra and I have just co-authored “The Great Cholesterol Myth”, a book which blows cholesterol mythology out of the water, complete with over 200 scientific references. In it you’ll learn:

1)     The real causes of heart disease (and what to do about them)

2)     The real dietary culprits in heart disease (and saturated fat isn’t one of them)

3)     Why the current cholesterol tests for “good” and “bad” cholesterol are completely out-of-date

4)     The enormous dangers of statin drugs (and why they are under-reported by doctors)

5)     A drug-free program for preventing heart disease

For that and much, much more, check out our new book, “The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease and the Statin-Free Plan that Will”.

For more information about Jonny Bowden, please visit his website: www.jonnybowden.com.

 

Forget the tricks, its all about the treats but these treats don’t always have to be so sweet. Part of getting over the holiday hump is resisting all of those sugary snacks. We need real solutions to stopping those sticky fingers in the candy bowl or reaching for a second helping of pumpkin pie. Here are some easy tips to get you through those difficult times and onto enjoying a real meal.

 Stop the Sugar Takeover

  1. Eat Breakfast – eating a hearty breakfast in the morning full of protein can stop those sugar cravings throughout the day. A good breakfast keeps you fuller longer so that you avoid the daily sugary snack between meals. The protein also helps to reduce the sugar cravings in your body.
  2. Substitute your Drinks – Instead of sugary sodas, juices and sports drinks, provide filtered water for your children. These sweet treats are packed with sugar causing your body to crave more, substituting these drinks it is also one of the easiest ways to reduce the sugar intake for your children each day.
  3. Avoid canned food – canned vegetables are packed in salt water that can increase the sodium levels in your body causing your to bloat. Canned fruit is usually packed in a sugary syrup that takes away any nutrients from the food and only adds to the increased sugar levels in the body.
  4. Cook with your kids- cooking with the whole family makes it easier to avoid fast food and salty and sugary boxed meals. You have more creativity to change up meals and add fresh vegetables and fruits to each dish.
  5. Avoid artificial sweeteners – these fake sweets may seem like a good idea but in the end they actually make your body crave more sugar causing you to reach for the cake or candy after breakfast or dinner.

These changes are not huge but over time they can add up to a big difference in your bodies energy and mental alertness. It is just the beginning of the holiday season so be sure to watch those extra side dishes and super creamy and colorful desserts. Choose foods that will keep you fuller for longer and avoid the momentary satisfaction of a chocolate bar. Happy Holidays and Good Eats!

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