Thursday, June 25, 2015

Applied to skin, retinol is a beneficial cell-communicating ingredient and an antioxidant. #HealthyDoc

Simply put, it helps skin cells, create better, healthier skin cells and increases the amount of skin-support substances. Retinol has been shown to increase the skins collagen production and glycosaminoglycan content, resulting in firmer skin with an improved texture and enhanced barrier function. Although it is not the only ingredient to look for in an anti-aging product, it deserves strong consideration by anyone who wants to keep their skin in top shape through the years. In skin-care products, it is found in the form of retinol, retinyl palmitate, and retinylaldehyde. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The gut's microbial workforce, colonic bacteria, diminishes with age #Time #HealthyDoc

Ongoing research suggests that bulking up stool can help bulk up muscle. Clinical recommendations include hydration, prebiotics (dietary fiber), and probiotics from dietary sources. A diet rich in vitamin C and magnesium and magnesium sulfate baths (Epsom salts) may help regularity, especially for symptoms following antibiotic use. #NutritionalMedicine

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Here are seven ways to eat more #Turmeric #Usnews #HealthDoc

-Sprinkle it on roasted vegetables. Turmeric's warm, peppery flavor pairs well with root vegetables, cauliflower and potatoes.
-Make a marinade. Combine turmeric, plain yogurt and lemon juice to marinate chicken for an Indian-inspired dish.
-Add it to rice. Add a quarter teaspoon of turmeric to the water when you're making rice to bring out the yellow color and enhance the flavor.
-Use it with legumes. Add turmeric to lentils and chickpeas.
-Sprinkle it on eggs. Use a pinch of turmeric in scrambled eggs or in a frittata.
-Swirl it in a smoothie. Add turmeric to your morning or post-workout smoothie.
-Add it to soups. Shake in some turmeric when making vegetables or chicken soup.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

IV vitamin infusions

-the absorption is higher, because if vitamins are taken orally they have to go through the digestive system and be broken down by the gut which slows the process down
-Additionally, 50 per cent of people have poor absorption, so this type of treatment may work for them
-It is hard to say what the exact absorption will be, and may not be exactly 100 per cent because everyone has a different metabolism and the body is able to ‘chuck out’ the vitamins it doesn’t need
-Potential risks might include a feeling of dizziness afterwards due to low blood sugar or low blood pressure, but as long as you eat beforehand and have a snack afterwards to help with blood sugar levels you should be okay