LivingFuelTV: The Fountain of Youth

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Posted on 17th May 2012 by admin in LivingFuelTV |Super Health

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Dear Living Fuel Family,

There is no lack of nutritional information these days. Enter “nutrition” in Bing’s search engine and, in a fraction of a second, you’ll receive 297 million results quite literally at your fingertips. So, how do we condense this information (much of it useful, but some of it misleading) and slice through the hype and hyperbole? Is there a cohesive, simple, and effective program that hundreds of qualified researchers and top health professionals endorse?

In my book Super Health: 7 Golden Keys to Unlock Lifelong Vitality, I present The Four Corners of Optimal Nutrition, one of the most well-researched nutritional concepts in existence, supported by over 3,000 individual research studies over many years. What’s unique about the Four Corners philosophy is that the individual components are integrated into a unified theory, providing a comprehensive foundation for new levels of health awareness and life enhancement.
The Four Corners are:

  • Calorie Restriction with Optimal Nutrition
  • Low Glycemic Response
  • High Antioxidants
  • Healthy Fats
Today on LivingFuelTV, we discuss The Four Corners of Optimal Nutrition–the guiding nutritional philosophy behind all we do at Living Fuel. Click on the graphic below to watch and learn more.


KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcast: Exercise Medicine – Meet Dr. Greg Wells

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Posted on 16th May 2012 by admin in Super Health |SuperHealth Podcasts

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What do a 21-year-old Olympic athlete and an 11-year-old leukemia patient have in common? Both benefit greatly from the research and wisdom of renowned physiologist Dr. Greg Wells. Dr. Wells is an associate professor at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. He is a leading researcher in the growing field of “exercise medicine” and author of the forthcoming book Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets From the World’s Best Athletes. There’s much for us to learn and apply from Dr. Wells on how the body heals, recovers, performs, and adapts. Click on the button below to listen to the Podcast.

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Berry Good!

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Posted on 30th April 2012 by admin in Super Health

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A new study indicates that eating berries, specifically strawberries and blueberries, may reduce cognitive decline in elderly women. Strawberries and blueberries contain high levels of flavonoids, compounds that have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

The Harvard Medical School study, published in the latest issue of the journal Annals of Neurology, supports similar findings from smaller studies on the benefits of flavonoids.

Living Fuel has long-recognized the amazing health benefits of berries, including strawberries and blueberries. That is why our LivingFuel SuperBerry® Ultimate and LivingFuel SuperBerry® Original functional superfoods contain a unique SuperBerry complex of organic, freeze-dried strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries.

Unlike other brands, which may contain only a small amount of berries or simply berry flavoring, each serving of SuperBerry® Original and SuperBerry® Ultimate contain approximately 14,000 milligrams (14 full grams!) of organic berries. Along with organic berries SuperBerry Ultimate and Original also contain:

  • live digestive enzymes to ensure maximum availability of nutrients,
  • probiotics and probiotics for healthy intestinal function,
  • protective antioxidants to protect against free radical damage,
  • an array of beneficial herbs to enhance major body systems,
  • optimal levels of essential vitamins & minerals, delivered in their most bioavailable forms, and
  • 26 grams per serving of clean, non-GMO brown rice and yellow pea protein.
To learn more, watch the video below featuring Living Fuel Founders KC and Monica Craichy. In the video, KC and Monica explain the amazing benefits of Living Fuel SuperBerry® and SuperBerry® Ultimate and how they enjoy Living Fuel as part of their personal nutrition regimen. Click on the graphic below.

 


SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 27th March 2012 by admin in Super Health

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Adding more fruit and vegetables of any kind to your diet will improve your health, especially if they are organic, because they limit your exposure to pesticides and herbicides. But some foods are higher in antioxidants than others. To reap the biggest benefit of antioxidants, eat these foods raw or lightly steamed; don’t overcook or boil. Three of the most well-known major antioxidant vitamins are beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E; however, there are many others. It is important to know that a single exotic super fruit, such as acai or pomegranate, or a blend of several like you might find in some of the “wine bottle” antioxidant drinks on the market today, do not cover the full-spectrum of required antioxidants. Remember, there are five major classes of free radicals. You cannot simply take one type of antioxidant and be fully protected. It’s like having five holes in a boat with only one or two plugs to keep it from sinking.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 15th March 2012 by admin in Super Health

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There is a liquid nutrition solution that is both simple to make and cost effective. Smoothies can be made with whole fruits and vegetables and provide a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Thanks to a high fiber content, smoothies provide a sustained release of nutrients over time. By helping you feel fuller longer, smoothies are an acceptable choice for breakfast or lunch. Unfortunately, traditional smoothies contain far too much sugar and are deficient in protein and both macronutrients and micronutrients.

Add the power of Superfood Nutrition to your diet. Instead of relying on the nutritional myth of “carbo-loading” with all kinds of carbohydrates, start the day with a complete and balanced superfood smoothie breakfast. A high protein superfood smoothie is highly digestible, plant-based liquid nutrition with balanced amounts of protein, carbohydrates, fiber, fats, and the full spectrum of essential nutrients. Superfood smoothies are just packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that, because it is in liquid form, are efficiently delivered into the bloodstream to boost performance, energy, mental clarity, and recovery.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcasts: Why SuperEssentials Omega Is Better

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Posted on 13th March 2012 by admin in Super Health

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SuperEssentials™ Omega 3EDA+ is far more than fish oil! While it does contain ultra-pure fish oils in their natural trigylceride form, it also contains protective Omega-6 GLA from borage seed oil, the powerful antioxidants Vitamin D and Vitamin A, full-spectrum Vitamin E, and the super powerful carotenoid Astaxanthin. SuperEssentials™ Omega is the perfect complement to LivingFuel’s functional superfoods and the ideal supplement for the entire family.

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SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 6th January 2012 by admin in Super Health

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There are different types of free radicals and reactive oxygen species that are constantly attacking the body. Because only certain kinds of antioxidants quench certain types of radicals, you must get a broad spectrum of antioxidants in your diet. Fortunately, we have available to us today a wide range of very potent antioxidants, which can scavenge and neutralize free radicals before they have a chance to cause disease.

For instance, there are flavonoids, part of a larger group of molecules called polyphenol compounds, that are found in abundance in plants, fruits, vegetables, plant-based beverages, and notably in the pigments of leaves, barks, rinds, seeds, and flowers. Flavonoids:

• Improve memory and concentration and are used to treat attention-deficit disorder.
• Are powerful free radical scavengers that can boost the effectiveness of vitamin C in the antioxidant network.
• Regulate nitric oxide, a potent free radical that is a regulator of blood flow.
• Keep your heart healthy in three important ways. They prevent blood clots, protect against oxidation of LDL cholesterol, and lower high blood pressure.
• Improve sexual function in men.
• Reduce inflammation and bolster immune function.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 30th December 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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Here are the major antioxidant vitamins and their food sources.

Beta-carotene and other carotenoids: apricots, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, corn, green peppers, kale, mangoes, turnip and collard greens, nectarines, peaches, pink grapefruit, pumpkin, squash, spinach, sweet potato, tangerines, tomatoes, and watermelon.

Vitamin C: berries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, cauliflower, grapefruit, honeydew, kale, kiwi, mangoes, nectarines, orange, papaya, red, green, or yellow peppers, snow peas, sweet potato, strawberries, and tomatoes.

Vitamin E: broccoli, carrots, chard, mustard and turnip greens, mangoes, nuts, papaya, pumpkin, red peppers, spinach, sunflower seeds, and rice bran. If you buy a supplement, make sure it is a full-spectrum vitamin E, including tocotrienols and tocopherols.

Vitamins aren’t the only antioxidants in food. Other well-known antioxidants are zinc, selenium, manganese, alpha lipoic acid, N-acetyl cysteine, and glutathione. Zinc is found in red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, seafood, whole grains, and dairy products. Selenium is found in Brazil nuts, tuna, beef, poultry, fortified breads, and other grain products.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 26th December 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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Most people are skeptical of using antioxidants to battle the major degenerative diseases of aging, largely because they don’t understand how free radicals themselves can actually cause disease. In the case of cancer, for instance, free radicals attack the genetic machinery inside the DNA molecule, by stealing away electrons from within the DNA. This, in turn, leads to a chain reaction “domino effect,” by forcing each newly created free radical to steal yet another electron from among its neighbors. If this terribly destructive process isn’t quenched immediately, it goes on to cause catastrophic alterations within the various “base codes” of the DNA molecule.

It is this type of damage to the information content of each DNA molecule that causes the cell to begin to grow wildly, without any control. As 95 percent of all cancers are thought to be caused by the free radicals that are contained in our diet and the environment, it makes sense to consume a protective mixture of broad-spectrum antioxidants, so that self-propagating free-radical reactions can be quenched before they have a chance to alter our DNA and create disease.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet

Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 29th November 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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What natural antioxidants work well against different free radicals? Research shows that plant-based (botanical) antioxidants can provide broad-spectrum protection against these radicals. However, plant sources of antioxidants seem to “specialize.” A botanical source (such as blueberry, tomato, cocoa, or green tea) generally has high concentrations of a particular family of antioxidant compounds (such as anthocyanins, carotenoids, proanthocyanidins, or flavonoids). These compounds tend to perform better against some radicals than others.

Here are some general guidelines:

Anthocyanins—peroxyl
Flavonoids—superoxide anion
Carotenoids—singlet oxygen
Proanthocyanidins (PACs)—superoxide anion and hydroxyl

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet