AMD

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in AMD

February is AMD Awareness Month. Here is information about different types of macular degeneration and what treatment and preventative measures can be taken.

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Article from EVERUP

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in News and Articles

Your Staple List of Superfoods by BRIANNA STEINHILBER / JANUARY 26, 2016 These foods aren’t new or exciting. They are everyday, common foods you can find at any grocery store and they’ve been on dinner tables around the world for centuries. So if downing handfuls of goji berries isn’t the answer to achieving ultimate health, what is? Dr. Steven Pratt, MD, considered by many to be the father of the superfoods movement, penned his New York Times bestseller SuperFoods Rx: 14 Foods That Will Change Your Life with this question in mind. “There was little mention of so called ‘superfoods’ prior to my first book in 2004,” said Dr. Pratt. “The definition that I’ve used for what constitutes a superfood is: one that can be readily found in stores and restaurants in America; It is a food that is loaded with longevity enhancing nutrients, and has a large number of studies in animals and humans confirming the foods health benefits. These foods are a major part of dietary patterns worldwide (Mediterranean, Japan, Okinawa, Native American), which have been associated with longevity and a lower rate of the many chronic diseases found through out the world today.” So how did he narrow down it down to just 14? “The first question most people have is what makes one food more super than another? As you might imagine, choosing one food over another is not a simple matter. The guiding principle is which food, within a given category, is at the top of its class in promoting health. Also, I had to consider which foods had the most desirable nutrient density, in other words, the most known beneficial nutrients and the least negative properties like saturated fat and sodium,” wrote Pratt. And the foods that came out on top may surprise you. We’re talking beans, oats, turkey, blueberries and ten other foods that don’t have buzzy names or shockingly high price tags that you justify by bragging to your friends about your glowing complexion and incredible energy. Beans Blueberries Broccoli Oats Oranges Pumpkin Soy Spinach Tea (White, Green, Oolong or Black) Tomatoes Turkey Walnuts Wild Salmon Yogurt That was more than ten years ago, and since, Pratt said in a podcast, his list has only been supported by more research substantiating the health benefits of his chosen foods. “The good news is we have much more literature now substantiating the benefits than I had when I wrote the book over a decade ago. The only news will be good news because as time goes by we will find out even more tremendous benefits of these foods. They are never going to be outdated, they are never going to be declared bad for you,” he said. “That’s a diet you can do for life: you can find superfoods (or the sidekick foods) everywhere, they aren’t just located in one store. They are...

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