Category: Physical Health


Fountain of Youth?

Have you ever watched children at play and wished that you could capture some of that energy and health and put it in a bottle?  I believe we have come very close.

What I am learning is that our bodies produce Redox Signaling Molecules.  These molecules help the cells communicate with each other.  They also give us energy.  It seems the older we get, the fewer of these molecules we produce. That’s why we get sick more often, and don’t recover so easily from physical activities.  Just for fun, Googlle “Redox Signaling Molecules’.  Science is exploding with information about these wonderful molecules. Now do a search for ‘Redox Signaling Molecules + whatever health issue you might have. I believe you will find that these molecules are the key to helping you feel your absolute best.

Some brilliant, wonderful folks in Utah found a way to recreate and stabilize those molecules.  The product they make is called ASEA. (pronounces uh-see’-uh)

What is ASEA?

  • It is the only stable perfectly balanced mixture of reactive molecules that exist outside of the body.
  • It is based on more than 16 years of research, making it a safe and natural way to help your body function as it should.
  • The components in ASEA are native to the body and consistent with its natural chemical balance.
  • ASEA increases the effectiveness of the body’s most important natural antioxidants by over 500%.
  • ASEA supports immune system functions that reduce oxidative stress and repair cellular damage.
  • ASEA accelerates the body’s production of its own natural antioxidants, like glutathione, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase.
  • ASEA is the only product that delivers the balanced foundation that every person must have to allow their body and immune system to function at its optimal level.
  • ASEA simply contains the raw materials that our body and our immune system needs to help support our overall health and wellbeing.
  • ASEA is safe for ingestion and exhibits zero toxicity, based on standard safety biomarkers.
  • Athletic endurance, as measured by time to ventilatory threshold and time to VO2max, is significantly increased by more than 10% on average.
  • ASEA helps speed recovery after athletic exertion.
  • ASEA increases antioxidant efficiency of glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase (SOD) inside living cells more than 500%
  • ASEA significantly stimulates the production of the master antioxidants inside the cells without causing an inflammatory response.
  • ASEA significantly increases the efficiency of communication signals between cells, those involved in cell damage detection, cell repair, and cell replacement.

The patients that come to our clinic are seeing more results after using ASEA than they have with any other product.  It truly seems to be the missing piece for people who have tried everything else and still aren’t getting the results that they desire. If you’d like to learn more about this amazing product, check out this site Amazing Molecules or you can go here www.teamasea.com/CarlaE. I would love to answer any questions you might have about ASEA, you can call me at my office.

Delightful Spring Food

My husband is very much a ‘meat and potatoes’ kind of guy. He has been pretty tolerant, letting me try at least one new ‘healthy’ dinner for the family each week. But he doesn’t ever want to try tofu. I understand. That’s why when I made this wonderful Creamy Mustard Dill Sauce, I didn’t exactly correct him when he assumed that it was a cream based sauce. But it is DELICIOUS! I served it over baked salmon and steamed asparagus, with wild rice on the side. Not even my pickiest eater complained. And this was so easy! I like that the wonderful creamy texture the silken tofu gives the sauce without the worry of curdling like with most cream based sauces. Shhh, don’t tell my husband and kids the secret ingredient. Continue reading

Tortilla Soup

Spring weather. Some days it is really nice and warm, and some days it is just a bit chilly. (But no more saying the “S” word in April!) On those cooler days I love the warmth and comfort of soup but don’t really want some of the heavier soups and stews I tend to make in the winter.  I created this recipe by combining and editing 2 or 3 others.  If you skip the sour cream and cheese – which I do – it is totally vegan.  Otherwise, it is still a vegetarian option and no one missed the meat. If you know me at all, you know that measurements are only suggestions.  This never turns out exactly the same, it just depends on my mood and what I have on hand that day. But it is delicious every time. Continue reading

I have been promising for some time now to start posting some yummy recipes that make the transition to an alkalarian lifestyle easier. This is an easy recipe I got from allrecipes.com that cooks quickly after a long day at work. Experiment with the penne pasta — try wheat, buckwheat, or quinoa pasta to make it even healthier. You can leave off the parmesan cheese if you want to make it dairy free also, but I honestly don’t believe that much is going to hurt you. So yummy, I may have to make it again real soon!

Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

  • 1 c. vegetable broth
  • 1/2 jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped
  • 1 (8 oz.) package  penne pasta, cooked al dente
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

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Health Care Reform

It seems the dust has mostly settled and most of us have gone from arguing about whether or not this should have been passed. Now the task at hand it to figure out how it really affects us. Personally, I am not a lawyer, so trying to decipher the new law is no easy task.

One thing I can do, and feel that it is my responsibility to do, is to take care of my own health. I really don’t think it is fair to expect anyone else to be more responsible for our health than we are. But when we continuously make poor lifestyle choices and very poor diet choices, then expect doctors to cure us of what ails us, that is exactly what we are doing.
The problem is, doctors really aren’t in business to cure us. They deal with the symptoms and make us feel better. But as long as we keep doing the same things, and eating the same type of foods, the disease keeps coming back (if it ever went away).
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The weather keeps teasing us with thoughts of spring.  The prospect of fresh spring air and sunshine is enough to make anyone smile.  (Especially because it helps us to produce some much needed Vitamin D!) I love everything about spring, but my favorite thing is the prospect of fresh veggies for my salads! I pack a fresh salad for my lunch almost every day. There is something about eating a salad that just makes me feel healthier.  Could be all those enzymes those veggies that keep my digestive tract working properly.  But honestly, I am getting tired of the same cardboard tasting vegetables that have been appearing in my grocery store for months.  I am eagerly anticipating the opening of the local farmers market with all that fresh-from the garden taste.  Of course, most of the stuff around here won’t be ready for a while. But it does seem that this time of year, even the grocery store offerings are a bit more palatable and varied. Continue reading

Did you know that what you eat has a direct effect on your personality?
As I began to learn about a healthy lifestyle, one of the first things I learned about is acid/alkaline balance. In their book The Chemistry of Success: Six Secrets of Peak Performance, Susan Lark and James Richards tell us that in is normal, healthy state, the body is slightly alkaline. Our blood must maintain a specific level of alkalinity (7.35 to 7.45). If blood isn’t alkaline enough, it takes minerals from the bones and other body parts to maintain its alkalinity. When the rest of our body starts getting more acidic, we tend to be more prone to disease. Being acidic makes us get tired easier and affects our ability to think clearly. It also tends to make us more pessimistic. Continue reading

I like to move it!

My son will be wrestling in our state wrestling championships this weekend.  I am very proud, of course, but that is not the point of this particular blog.  There will be a mass parade of boys who are in excellent physical condition.  They are carefully watching their weight (another topic for future discussion); and they work out hard. As my daughter would exclaim, those guys are ripped! For all of these boys, their hard work is paying off.  It will be an especially grueling weekend with 5 or 6 intense matches each day. But they are, for the most part, ready.  Personally, I will find myself looking into the stands and wondering how the boys in such good condition can belong to the parents in the stand. Yes, I am including myself in that thought. I wouldn’t last 15 minutes through one of my son’s wrestling practices. Continue reading

Water, Water, Water

How much water do you drink every day? The answer for most of us is “not enough”.  If you think about it, the human body is about 75% water and 25% solid matter.  Please note, it is NOT 75% Mountain Dew, coffee, tea, beer, juice or other liquid of choice; it is 75% WATER. It truly makes sense to believe that if we properly hydrate our bodies, they will be more likely to work properly.  Every day you lose 2 – 3 quarts of water through normal body functions such as perspiration and breathing.  In his book, Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!, Dr. F. Batmanghelidj tells us that dehydration is as the root of most of our modern day diseases. Continue reading