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

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.

Chemicals to Avoid

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

Gluten Free Grains

Gluten-Free Grains
People who are gluten intolerant, or allergic to gluten, need to avoid grains that contain it. It is important to carefully read all product labels because products labeled wheat-free are not necessarily gluten-free.
Grains that contain gluten include: wheat, rye, oats, barley and spelt. In addition,
durham flour, couscous, semolina, spelt, kamut, bulgur and triticale (a grain crossbred from wheat and rye) are all names for certain kinds of wheat. These grains contain gluten.

Despite these restrictions, people with gluten intolerance can eat a well-balanced diet with a variety of foods, including bread and pasta made with special flours. Gluten free grain products and flours that can be enjoyed include:

Lentil flour
Rice (any kind)


Quinoa, pronounced KEEN-wa, is a very nutritious and delicious grain that has a light taste and a delicate, fluffy texture. It was once a staple of the Inca culture. Those who are allergic to wheat or corn will likely find this grain easy to digest. Quinoa Contains 50 percent more protein than most other grains, as well as higher levels of calcium, phosphorus, iron and B vitamins.
Basic Quinoa Recipe
1 cup quinoa
2 1/8 cups filtered water
1 pinch salt (Celtic sea salt is highly recommended)
1. Rinse quinoa
2. Boil water and salt in a pot
3. Add quinoa, reduce heat to low flame, cover and simmer until all water is absorbed and grain has a fluffy, translucent quality (15-25) minutes.
Quinoa is fine to eat in moderation during a Candida Cleanse or a Seven Point Detoxification Cleanse unless otherwise instructed.
Millet is one of the oldest foods known to humans and possibly the first cereal grain to be used for domestic purposes. The Hunzas — who live in a remote area of the Himalayan foothills and are known for their excellent health and longevity — enjoy millet as a staple in their diet. Millet is rich in B vitamins and minerals, especially niacin, B6, folate, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.
Basic Millet Recipe
1 cup millet
3 cups filtered water
Pinch of sea salt (Celtic sea salt is highly recommended)
1. Wash and drain millet
2. Boil water and sea salt in a pot
3. Add millet, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 25- 35 minutes.
Millet is O.K. to eat during Candida and Seven Point Detoxification Cleansing Programs unless otherwise instructed.
Millet and Quinoa can be added to casseroles, breads, soups, stews, souffles, pilaf and stuffing. The can be used as side dishes or served under sauteed vegetables.
Gluten-Free Cereals
Natures Path, Erewhon, and Health Valley have a wide have a variety of cereals that are gluten-free. These brands are found in most health-food stores.
Arrowhead Mills has a wonderful selection of Puffed Millet, Puffed Rice or
Puffed Amaranth.
These cereals can be mixed with Almond or Rice Milk (Rice Dream and Pacific are brands that have organic, sugar-free varieties) and your favorite berries nuts and seeds (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, pecans, cashews).
Gluten-Free Pasta and Breads
Rice pasta is gluten-free. The brand I recommend is Tinkyada.
Quinoa pasta is now available in many health-food stores. The brand I recommend is Ancient Harvest.
For a wonderful selection of gluten free breads, check out

Healthy Fats

Fats Can Be Healthy for You!

Much of the information regarding dietary fat intake is confusing and conflicting. Most people try to avoid all fats because they are misinformed.

Optimum health requires optimum fat intake. This is why low fat and fat free diets are dangerous to your health. In other words, you need fats in your diet — but it must be the right kind. Approximately 95% of the U.S. population does not get the right kinds of fats to stay healthy. They eat refined, processed, overheated, hydrogenated and solvent-ridden oils.
How And Why Are Trans Fats Produced?
Trans fats (or trans-fatty-acids) are produced when liquid vegetable oils undergo a food refining process called “hydrogenation”. During this process, hydrogen is added to make the oils more solid. Food manufacturers produce these “hydrogenated vegetable fats” because they deteriorate at a slower speed thus permitting food products a longer
Avoid all hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats. These are the bad fats and they are poisons to your system. Never eat margarine again!
Why Are Trans Fats Unhealthy?
A growing body of medical evidence indicates that consumption of trans fat raises levels of LDL – the bad cholesterol- and reduces levels of HDL – the good cholesterol. This double whammy increases the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which itself is an independent risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. Trans-fatty-acids are also suspected of causing certain cancers, including breast cancer.
What Foods Contain Trans Fats?
Trans fats are commonly found in foods like: shortenings, margarine, cakes, cookies, crackers, pretzels, snack foods, fried foods, donuts, pastries, fatty cheeses, baked goods, and other processed foods made with “partially hydrogenated oils”. In addition, small amounts of trans fatty acids occur naturally in various meat and dairy products.

Essential Fatty Acids are the good fats. They are called essential because it is essential that you eat them. Your body does not manufacture them.

The two basic categories of essential fatty acids are: Omega 3 and Omega 6
Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids are best consumed in a ratio of about 3:1 – three omega 6 for one omega 3.
Most Western diets range between 10 and 20 to 1 in favor of omega 6, which is not good for health. We eat too much omega 6 fat and not enough omega 3 fat.
The primary sources of omega-6 are corn, soy, canola, safflower and sunflower oils, and in raw nuts and seeds. These oils are overabundant in the typical diet, which explains our excess omega 6 levels. (Primrose, grape seed, black currant and borage oils are also high in omega 6). Omega 6 essential fatty acids are also found in raw nuts and seeds.

Omega 3 are typically found in Alaskan salmon, sardines, mackerel, lake trout as well as in flax, walnut and cod liver oils.

Increase your intake of Omega 3 and decrease your intake of Omega 6

One delicious way to add Omega-3 to your diet is by adding the Flax/Oilve oil dressing to your salads.

1 cup olive oil
1 cup flaxseed oil
3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
**4 finely chopped sun dried tomatoes
**4 finely chopped kalamata or green olives
Black pepper to taste

This dressing must be refrigerated and never heated or used for cooking


Superfoods Chlorella

Chlorella is a dark-green colored micro-algae that is the world’s richest natural source of chlorophyll. It is an amazing source of vitamins and nutrients containing all of the
B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, zinc and iron, 18 vital amino acids, beta carotene and lutein. Chlorella is also rich in nucleic acids, which helps your natural defense system.

Our bodies are constantly exposed to harmful environmental toxins every day. Over time, the toxic build-up in our system slowly tears away at our health. The most outstanding feature, the one that sets Chlorella apart from other superfoods is its proven ability to assist the body in detoxifying harmful air, water, chemical and heavy metal pollutants; precursors to many of the most common degenerative disease conditions.

In addition to its detoxification abilities, there is evidence to show that chlorella promotes T-cell activity, thereby enhancing the immune system to more effectively fight off bacteria and viruses. Chlorella has also been known to increase the growth of friendly bacteria in the digestive tract, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, balances sugar high/lows as (seen in Diabetes and hypoglycemia), promote healing of intestinal ulcers, diverticulosis, and Crohns disease and other degenerative dis-eases.