Healthy Fat Smoothie

Ingredients

½ cup of coconut milk

1 teaspoon of coconut oil

1 teaspoon of flaxseed

1 teaspoon of hemp seed

1 teaspoon of chia seed

4-10 drops of vanilla extract to taste

A pinch-¼ teaspoon of cinnamon to taste

Dash of stevia (optional)

½ Avocado

½ cup  to 1 cup of water to desired thickness

¼ cup of organic blueberries or blackberries (optional)

 

 

Directions

Mix in a high speed blender such a Nutrabullet, Blendtech, Ninja, or Vitamix until smooth.

Kale Chips

Homemade Kale Chips: a great snack, and easy to make!  Simply tear up a head of kale into pieces and toss with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt.  Arrange on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees until crispy (approximately 20 minutes).  Enjoy!

Dim

Estrogen imbalance is a major contributor to perimenopause, premenstrual syndrome, fibromyalgia, uterine fibroid tumors, fibrocystic breasts, endometriosis, and unhealthy prostate glands. In fact, changing estrogen levels are relevant both to women and men.
What exactly does Dim do?
DIM is a naturally occurring phytonutrient that is found in cruciferous vegetables. DIM stimulates more efficient estrogen metabolism. Supplementing the diet with DIM and eating cruciferous vegetables increases the specific aerobic metabolism for estrogen, multiplying the chance for estrogen to be broken down into its beneficial or “good” estrogen metabolites. These “good” estrogen metabolites are known as the 2-hydroxy estrogens. Many of the benefits that are attributed to estrogen, which include its ability to protect the heart and brain with its antioxidant activity, are now known to come from these “good” metabolites.
When DIM increases the “good” estrogen metabolites, there is a simultaneous reduction in the levels of undesirable or “bad” estrogen metabolites. These include the 16-hydroxy estrogens, which are not antioxidants and may actually cause cancer.
Greater production of these “bad” estrogen metabolites is promoted by obesity and exposure to a number of man-made environmental chemicals (xenoestrogens). These “bad” estrogen metabolites are responsible for many of estrogen’s undesirable actions in women and men, including further unwanted weight gain, breast and uterine cancer.
In addition, a slow metabolism of estrogen, which leaves too much unmetabolized active estrogen known as estradiol in the body, can also be a problem. Elevated estradiol can cause moodiness and breast pain in women and loss of sex drive in men.
By promoting a healthy estrogen metabolism, DIM adjusts the balance of estradiol to its “good” metabolites. This also can result in a more desirable action from testosterone. Testosterone supports energy and mood and helps sustain interest in sex in both men and women. When supplemental DIM is taken along with a program of regular exercise, it can help estrogen and testosterone contribute to good physical conditioning.
When you chew raw or lightly cooked cruciferous vegetables, plant enzymes are activated, which allows DIM to enter your body. But to get the most benefit from food, you would need to consume very large quantities of these vegetables each day. To overcome this problem, absorbable forms of pure DIM have been developed as dietary supplements that use special absorption-enhancing formulas.
Who would use this product?
Usage of DIM is indicated for both men and women with a predisposition to hormone reactive cancers, such as breast and prostate cancer, and for those who suffer from symptoms of estrogen imbalance.

Phosphatidylserine

One of the best known and most effective ways to lower excess cortisol levels is with the nutrient Phosphatidylserine (PS). Phosphatidylserine is believed to facilitate the repair of the cortisol receptors in the hypothalamus. It is believed that the cortisol receptors get damaged by high cortisol levels reducing the ability of the hypothalamus to sense and correct high cortisone levels. Because Phosphatidylserine helps repair the feedback control apparatus, it is useful in correcting both high and low cortisol levels. Phosphatidylserine is also useful for preventing short-term memory loss, age-related dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Alkaline & Acidic Foods

Acidic and Alkaline Food Groups

Ideally, our diet should be 70% alkaline and 30% acidic. The average American diet is mostly acidic as the list of foods below clearly illustrates.

VERY ACIDIC

Alcohol
Artificial Sweeteners
Beef
Cheese
Coffee
Pork
Sugar
Veal

ACIDIC

Barley
Bran
Bread
Butter
Chicken
Corn
Corn Syrup
Crackers
Cranberries
Milk (cow)
Peanut Butter
Peanuts
Rice, brown
Rice, white
Spaghetti
Turkey
Walnuts
Yogurt

ALKALINE

Green Vegetables
Almonds
Apple, green
Avocado
Beans
Beets
Blackberries
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Figs (fresh)
Grapefruit
Lemons
Lettuce
Limes
Milk, goat
Millet
Mushrooms
Non-Sweet Fruit
Onions
Peas
Quinoa, Amaranth
Radishes
Sauerkraut
Spinach
Tomatoes

VERY ALKALINE

Cucumbers
Seaweed
Soy Lecithin
Sprouts
Wheat Grass

Recommended Books

Dr. Anthony Salzarulo DC, PC
Acqua Star Wellness Center
31 East 32nd Street, Suite 504
New York, NY 10016
Phone (212) 481-2922
www.DrSalzarulo.com

Recommended Books

1. The Presence Process, Michael Brown, Namaste Publishing, 2005

2. A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle, Penguin Group, 2006

3. You Can Have It All, Arnold Patent, Celebration Publishing, 2002

4. The Journey, Arnold Patent, Celebration Publishing, 2002

5. Money, Arnold Patent, Celebration Publishing, 2005

6. Happiness Is A Choice, Barry Neil Kaufman, Ballantine Books, New York, 1994

7. Happy at Last, Richard O Conner, M.S.W., PhD, St Martin’s Press, 2008
8. Radical Healing, Rudolf Ballentine, M.D., Three Rivers Press, 1999

9. The Body Ecology Diet, 9th Edition, Donna Gates

10. The pH Miracle, Robert O. Young, Ph.D, Warner Books, 2002

11. Green For Life, Victoria Boutenko, Raw Family Publishing, 2005

12. Eat to Live, Joel Fuhrman, MD, Little Brown and Company, 2003

13. Your Healthy Journey, Fred Bisci, Ph.D, 2008

14. The Relaxation Response, Herbert Benson, M.D., Harper Torch, 2000

15. Power VS. Force, David Hawkins, M.D., Hay House, 2002

16. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying, Suze Orman, 2006

Toxic Chemicals

Rub A Dub, Dub
“Chemicals, Chemicals, & Chemicals”

According to EPA Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, in just “26” seconds after any exposure to chemicals through your skin or by breathing in their vapors, chemicals and/or pesticides can be found in every organ in your body. Most chemicals are not biodegradable and as a result can accumulate in body tissues. Chemicals and toxins are very difficult to eliminate from the body and can slow healing and/or full recovery of a health problem.

3 Toxic Chemicals that you may be exposed to on a daily basis:

1. DEA (Diethanolamine)
When applied to the skin, resulted in clear evidence of carcinogenic (causing or contributing to cancer) activity. This chemical is an ingredient formulated into soaps, detergents and surfactants and is found in over 600 home and personal care products. These products include shampoos, conditioners, bubble baths, lotions, cosmetics, soaps, laundry and dishwashing detergents.

2. Propylene Glycol
Propylene Glycol is the main ingredient in anti-freeze we use in our car radiators to keep the engines running cooler in the summer and from freezing up in the cold winters. Should any pet lick up a spill on the garage floor (it’s sweet tasting to animals) the die a grueling death called Organic Phosphate Poisoning. Propylene Glycol is found in cosmetics, toothpaste, shampoos, deodorants, baby shampoos, lotions, and even in some foods. Check all your labels. In the skin and hair, propylene glycol works as a humescent, which causes retention of moisture content of skin or cosmetic products by preventing the escape of moisture or water. The Material Safety Data Sheet warns users to avoid skin contact with propylene glycol as this strong skin irritant can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.

3. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
It is used as a surfactant to break down the surface tension of water (makes water wetter to help penetrate the surface applied to). Found in hundreds of personal care products and is a favorite for degreasers and toothpaste manufacturers.

What can SLS do to your organic tissue? Plenty!
1. SLS can be a mutagen. In sufficient amounts it is capable of changing genetic material found in cells.
2. SLS has been used in studies to induct mutations in bacteria.
3. SLS corrodes hair follicles and impairs the ability to grow hair.
4. SLS enters and maintains residual levels in the heart, liver, lungs and brain just from skin contact (shampoos, toothpaste, etc.)
5. SLS denatures protein and can impair proper structural formation of young eyes.
6. SLS can damage the immune system, cause separation of skin layers, and cause inflammation to the skin.

Product recommendations:

Soap: Waleda, Dr. Bronners, Kiss My Face
Toopaste: Waleda, Kiss my Face
Shampoo: Aubrey, Avalon, Soignee
Skin: Dr. Hauska, Waleda, Avalon
Household: Seventh Generation, Ecover
These products can be purchased at most local health food stores

Green Vegetable List

Dr. Anthony Salzarulo DC, PC
Acqua Star Wellness Center
31 East 32nd Street, Suite 504
New York, NY 10016
Phone (212) 481-2922
www.DrSalzarulo.com

Recommended Non-Starchy Vegetables

Non-Starchy vegetables go with just about everything (except sweet fruit). You can eat them with oil, butter, ghee, meats, poultry, fish, eggs, grains, starchy vegetables (like acorn squash), lemons limes, raw seeds and nuts.

Arugula
Asparagus
Bamboo shoots
Beet greens
Bok choy
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Burdock root
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chives
Collard greens
Cucumber
Daikon
Dandelion greens
Endive
Escarole
Fennel
Garlic
Green beans
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lamb quarters
Leeks
Lettuces
Mustard greens
Okra
Onion
Parsley
Radishes (red)
Red bell pepper
Scallions
Shallots
Spinach
Sprouts
Swiss chard
Turnips
Watercress
Yellow squash
Zucchini

Greens and Health
Greens form the basis of good health. Greens are nature’s primary medicine.
More greens equal more vitamins, more minerals and more phytonutients. Greens help build strong bones; they maintain a healthy cardiovascular, digestive, immune and glandular system. They are anti inflammatory and prevent damage caused by free radicals. Greens are loaded with chlorophyll which is highly cleansing and detoxifying. Green foods are the lowest calorie, lowest sugar and calorie for calorie the most nutritious food on the planet. For example, steak has 5.4 grams of protein per 100 calories; broccoli has 11.2 grams per 100 calories (almost twice as much). Keep in mind that most of the calories in meat come from fat.

One of the main problems we face as we age is the build up of acid waste products in our systems. The acidification of body tissues is the root cause of most health problems.
The most fundamental step to cure the problem is detoxification practices and eating an alkaline diet. Greens are very alkaline.

Super Foods Sprouts

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New York, NY 10016
Phone (212) 481-2922
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Superfoods – Sprouts

Much of food in the Standard American Diet is heavily processed, overcooked, bleached, irradiated and genetically modified. If that is not enough, it is full of refined sugar, preservatives, pesticides, artificial colors and flavors, hormones and antibiotics.

This diet places an enormous amount of stress on the body.
Additional stress comes from toxins in the air we breathe and in the water we drink.
With prolonged stress, our body begins to weaken and break down. This is what is known as disease. As we know from the Pottinger Cat study, most of us came into this world in a genetically weakened state. Eating the Standard American Diet further weakens an already weakened body.

In order to heal we must do things to counteract years of stress on the body. Eating healthy or better is just not enough. We must give the body foods that are full of life force. These foods are known as Superfoods.

Sprouts are one of the most complete and nutritious foods.

Sprouts are rich with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and enzymes. Their nutritional value was discovered by the Chinese thousands of years ago. Recently, in the U.S., numerous scientific studies have shown the importance of sprouts in a healthy diet.
In addition to providing the highest amount of vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes of any food per unit of calorie, sprouts deliver them in a form which is easily assimilated and digested. In fact, sprouts improve the efficiency of digestion. Sprouts are also deliciously fresh and colorful.
Sprouts like alfalfa, radish, broccoli, clover and soybean contain concentrated amounts of phytochemicals (plant compounds) that can protect us against disease.
Alfalfa sprouts are one of our finest food sources of another compound, saponins. Saponins lower the bad cholesterol and fat but not the good HDL fats. Animal studies prove their benefit in arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Saponins also stimulate the immune system by increasing the activity of natural killer cells such as
T-lymphocytes and interferon. The saponin content of alfalfa sprouts multiplies 450% over that of the unsprouted seed.
Sprouts also contain an abundance of highly active antioxidants that prevent DNA destruction and protect us from the ongoing effects of aging.
Sprout can be added to you salads and green smoothies, eaten alone, or placed inside of your favorite sprouted grain tortilla.

Bee Pollen

Dr. Anthony Salzarulo DC, PC
Acqua Star Wellness Center
31 East 32nd Street, Suite 504
New York, NY 10016
Phone (212) 481-2922
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Superfoods Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is one of the oldest, most researched, healing foods on the planet. The health benefits of bee pollen have been known for thousands of years. Early Egyptian civilizations used it as a physical rejuvenator and medicine. It was a mainstay of traditional Chinese herbal medicine
Bee pollen is one of the healthiest and most powerful superfoods. Its complete nutrition is beneficial for anyone looking to improve their mental and physical health, and overall well being. “Bee pollen” is actually pollen from flowers that is collected from bees as they enter the hive.
Bee Pollen is very rich in vitamins, trace elements, enzymes and amino acids. It contains 18 amino acids, RNA, DNA, vitamins A, B-1, B-2, niacin, B-6, B-12, inositol, folic acid, pantothenic acid, C, D, E and K, rutin and other bioflavonoids, beta-carotene, choline, lecithin, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, selenium, zinc, numerous enzymes, phytosterols and many other nutritional factors.
People who consume high-quality bee pollen usually experience an increase in energy. This is precisely why Bee Pollen is the favorite of many athletes who use it to help increase their endurance, stamina, speed and strength before workouts or competitions and to recover more swiftly after strenuous exercise.
Bee Pollen also appears to be effective in helping people who suffer from mental fatigue, depression, stress and the inability to concentrate. This natural energy food often helps to improve mental clarity and the capacity to concentrate for longer periods of time.
Many people with allergies have found relief by ingesting bee pollen. It has been known to reduce the production of histamine which can cause allergic responses such as hay fever. It can also help strengthen the respiratory system and provide the protein that helps the body build a natural defense shield against allergic responses.
Bee Pollen can be sprinkled on your salad or added to hummus or your favorite nut butter. It can also be added to your green drink or green smoothie. I recommend 1-2 teaspoons of Bee Pollen per day. The brand of Bee Pollen I recommend is YS Organic Bee Farms. It can be purchased at most health food stores.
A small number of people have been known to be allergic to bee and/or plant Pollen. To make sure you are not allergic; try a minute amount on the skin or the tip of the tongue before beginning the recommended dosage. If any sneezing, discomfort or rash occurs, discontinue use.