The Best Ways To Eat For Better Skin

The Best Ways To Eat For Better Skin

By Dr. Laura Belus, ND Article Highlights Having enough fluid in the body allows cells to regenerate and turnover with greater ease Healthy fats are also vital for clearer, younger skin Our skin decreases its production of collagen by 1% each year after age 20 Eating regular amounts of high antioxidant fruits and vegetables is […]

The French Paradox: Is Red Wine Really Good For Our Health?

The French Paradox: Is Red Wine Really Good For Our Health?

By Dr. Laura Belus, ND Article Highlights Experts state that red wine is the better choice when compared to white Alcohol in general, including red wine, has a blood-thinning or ‘antithrombotic’ effect that can contribute to decreasing risk of heart attack and stroke Red wine has two roles in Diabetes Mellitus: prevention of the disease […]

Don’t Miss These 30 Fruits and Vegetables at Your Farmers Market

Don’t Miss These 30 Fruits and Vegetables at Your Farmers Market

Posted on March 23, 2016 by Sabrina Perry Like a photoshopped still-frame, the produce section of your average grocery store is often unchanging, despite turning seasons and changing weather. Refrigeration, chemical preservation and shipping allow shoppers to find familiar fruits and vegetables year-round — carrots and apples all cleaned, waxed and stacked in the customary […]

The Healthiest Way To Drink Coffee

The Healthiest Way To Drink Coffee

By Dr. Laura Belus, ND Article Highlights Over 65% of North Americans consume the beverage regularly, having an average of 2.8 cups per day Consuming 1-2 cups per day had a neutral effect on all-cause mortality, while each subsequent cup slightly decreased your risk of death Switching to a green or black tea will provide […]

Meds Before Surgery. Disclosing Your Herbal Supplements

Meds Before Surgery. Disclosing Your Herbal Supplements

Article Highlights The importance of being thorough with your plastic surgeon is essential, especially when your herbal supplements may cause you more harm than good When reviewing patients’ preoperative medication, it was discovered that 49 per cent were using at least one type of supplement The surgical problems associated with taking herbal supplements and vitamins […]

Omega-3’s Update: What You Need To Know

Omega-3’s Update: What You Need To Know

By Dr. Laura Belus, ND Article Highlights Omega-3s are necessary for whole body benefit, especially the heart The diet provides inadequate amounts of EPA/DHA for most people (even with regular fish consumption) Fish oil supplements can supply therapeutic amounts of omega-3s to make daily dosing more feasible Fish oil has a strong safety profile, is […]

The Latest Update: Fat Keeps You Skinny

The Latest Update: Fat Keeps You Skinny

By Dr. Laura Belus, ND Article Highlights There are 4 basic categories of fats, classified by their chemical structure Fats provide a great source of energy and satiation (so you feel full on less calories) and are necessary to absorb your fat-soluble vitamins (A, E, D, and K) When you consume enough of the monounsaturated […]

Better Than Blueberries: 3 Antioxidant-packed Fruits

Better Than Blueberries: 3 Antioxidant-packed Fruits

By Dr. Laura Belus, ND Article Highlights Antioxidants are the ‘good guys’ that help the body neutralize the damaged cells and DNA that occurs on a daily basis The darker the fruit, the more anthocyanins (a specific subtype of potent antioxidant) they contain Fresh fruits carry a lot of health value that dried does not. […]

Vitamin C: Beyond The Common Cold

Vitamin C: Beyond The Common Cold

By Dr. Laura Belus, ND Article Highlights The cells of the immune system require vitamin C to function at their best Taking vitamin C during cold and flu season before you get sick has shown to reduce both the severity and duration of illness This protein is an integral part of skin, blood vessels, ligaments, […]

The 10 Healthiest Pumpkin Foods to Enjoy This Fall

The 10 Healthiest Pumpkin Foods to Enjoy This Fall

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Sabrina Perry With October in the past and November upon us, it’s official: Fall is here. Swimsuits have long been stashed away and cold-weather wear is back. With all the body-covering layers, many people welcome the new season with open arms and empty stomachs — ready for comfort food […]