Eat This To Get Sharp

So you misplaced your car keys. Again. A lack of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12, both brain-boosting nutrients, could be to blame. “Omega-3s are loaded with DHA, a type of fatty acid that helps promote well-functioning synapses,” says Joseph Quinn, MD, associate professor of neurology at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. What does this mean? It keeps neurons in your brain firing more effectively. A lack of B12, meanwhile, has been linked with confusion, numbness, and fatigue. Up to 15 percent of Americans could be low on B12, according to the NIH, in part because some people may have trouble absorbing the nutrient. Get you brain back on track by chowing down on fatty, omega-3 rich fish like mackerel, trout, herring, tuna, salmon….Health Magazine.

Not a fan of fish? Don’t worry, we offer natural supplements that will meet your daily omega-3 requirements. To get more B12 try A Health Connections breads made from freshly milled wheat berry. Our products not only promote healthy brain functioning but also a healthier GI tract, heart, and can balance blood sugars….Brenda Ihle, RN

Foods That Fight Cancer and Compliment Your Blood Type

Do you know that certain foods are more beneficial to your health than others according to your blood type? There are others that can make your body toxic. Some have also been proven to fight cancer. Richard Belivearu, PhD, says, “All the studies on cancer and nutrition point to eating plant-based foods for their phytonutrients and other special compounds”. Aim for five to nine daily servings of all kinds of fruits and vegetables but especially ones that will compliment your blood type and can fight cancer as well.

When choosing vegetables a good choice for Type O is Broccoli, while Type A may benefit more from Spinach. Type B should try adding more carrots into their diet, and AB should go for Cauliflower. Broccoli in particular contains a sizable amount of sulforaphane, a particularly potent compound that boosts the body’s protective enzymes and flushes out cancer-causing chemicals. It may help combat cancers such as breast, liver, lung, prostate, skin, stomach, and bladder.

Choose nuts and seeds according to your blood type. Type O’s should choose walnuts, and peanuts are better for Type A. Type B’s look for almonds and AB chestnuts. The phytoterols (cholesterol-like molecules) in walnuts have been shown to block estrogen receptors in breast cancer cells, possibly slowing the cells growth.

When choosing fruits based on blood type look for blueberries for Type O, blackberries for Type A, bananas for B, and cherries AB. Berries in particular are packed with cancer-fighting phytonutrients. Blackberries contain very high concentrations of phytochemicals called anthocyanins, which slow down the growth of premalignant cells and keep new blood vessels from forming. They may help fight colon, esophageal, oral and skin cancers.

These grains may be beneficial to your overall health based on your blood type. Type O and B look for Spelt. Type A should make a choice for wheat and Type AB for rye.

Garlic may not do your breath any favors, but the protections it offers against digestive cancers just might be worth the smell. Phytochemicals in garlic have been found to halt the formation of nitrosamines, carcinogens formed in the stomach…..Health Magazine

A Health Connection offers our clientele a unique lifestyle weight management program based on thier individuality and their blood type. As a result they are able to maintain normal body weight and a state of good health. This program is not restrictive, cleanses the system, and leaves a satisfied client….Brenda Ihle, RN