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Phillips Health Care Newsletter

Hydrating Foods

by Phillips Clinic on 05/28/18

Watermelon
Watermelons, as their name suggests, are almost all water, 92% to be exact. This refreshing treat also contains plenty of beta -carotene, lycopene and vitamin C to help maintain eyesight, keep your skin glowing, and boost that immunity.

Strawberries
These tart berries are another fruit that are comprised of 92% water. In addition to their high water content, strawberries also offer an abundance of antioxidants and folate, both of which help maintain low-blood sugar.

Cantaloupe
This super fruit is super hydrating! Not only is this melon made up of 90% water, but just a one-cup serving contains as much potassium as one medium banana. Getting an adequate amount of potassium is essential in hydration, especially for athletes or those working up a sweat, as it helps to maintain fluid-balance, muscle function, and bone strength.

Pineapple
Foods with the highest water content by green blender
This exceptionally juicy fruit made up of 87% water is beyond hydrating as it is packed with bromelain, an enzyme with potent anti-inflammatory, digestion, detoxing, and immunity-boosting benefits.

Oranges
This sweet treat makes the perfect after-workout snack. It’s comprised of 87% water, contains more than 100% of your daily recommended value for vitamin C as well as plenty of potassium known to help the body restore its fluid levels.

Raspberries
This delicious superfood also contain 87% water and are packed with fiber, keeping your digestion in check and blood-sugar levels low.
Our Raspberry Jalapeño Smoothie will pep you up and keep you hydrated!

Cucumber

Cucumbers boast an extremely high water content, with 96%! With most of its hydration being from the skin, which also contains vitamin C and caffeic acid. These two elements help soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling.

Iceberg Lettuce
This leafy green adds more than a crunch to your salad, it’s 96% water and is sure to keep you hydrated! Iceberg lettuce is also cholesterol and sodium free!

Celery
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This vegetables 95% water content isn’t the only nutrient responsible for its hydrating benefits, just 3 celery stalks provide provide natural salts that help to replenish levels of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and zinc.

Green Peppers
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This green veggie may be 92 percent water, but it’s still abundant in numerous vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6, beta carotene, and folic acid.

Spinach
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This leafy green is also made up of 92% water, making it especially beneficial in keeping you hydrated. Spinach is also rich in magnesium, potassium, and B-vitamins, all of which are known to increase energy.

Omega 3s

by Phillips Clinic on 05/21/18

Omega 3 fatty acids are one of the foundations of good health. They decrease inflammation (not only in our joints but in our blood vessels and bronchioles), improve blood flow to the brain, lower blood lipids and triglycerides and improve levels of good cholesterol (HDL). The health benefits are so vast and well studied that I feel comfortable stating that most people should be ingesting Omega 3 fatty acids on a daily basis.
The 3 types of omega 3 fatty acids are EPA, DHA and ALA.

Sources: 
* EPA and DHA are found in fish oils. If eating fish for its omega 3 content eat smaller, cold water fish such as salmon and sardines. Remember that the bigger the fish (and higher up the food chain) the more mercury it will contain. Most authorities recommending limiting fish consumption to 3 times per week due to mercury toxicity issues.
* EPA and DHA can be supplemented. This is one type of supplement where it is important to know the company and their quality standards. Good fish oil supplements will have a guarantee of being purity tested. Liquid forms are available and are less expensive than gel caps. Also, they are available in a variety of flavors and forms.
* ALA can be found in flaxseed, pumpkin seed, hemp seed and walnuts.

Omega 3 fatty acids are useful in maintaining:
* Heart and Circulatory Health
* Brain and Eye Health
* Healthy Mood and Cognition
* Nervous System Health
* Joint Health
* Skin Health
* A Strong Immune System
* Healthy Pregnancy and Fetal Growth

Consult with your doctor about the dose of omega 3s that is right for you.

Lower Cholesterol Naturally

by Phillips Clinic on 05/13/18

Certain foods can help lower cholesterol, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and some vegetable oils, because they naturally contain health plant sterols and stanols.

"Plant sterols and stanols are natural substances that are in the same family as cholesterol but are produced by plants instead of animals, and because they're not normally absorbed by people, they compete and interfere with the absorption of animal cholesterol that you eat," explains Ivan V. Pacold, MD, a professor of cardiology at Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine and director of cardiology at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

When this happens, your body grabs up extra LDL cholesterol from your bloodstream and sends it your liver, where it's used to make important digestive juices. This causes your LDL cholesterol and your total cholesterol to go down, while your HDL (good) cholesterol stays the same.

Wellness & Anti-Aging

by Phillips Clinic on 04/23/18

The American Academy of  Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is dedicated to the advancement of technological tools and breakthrough transformations in healthcare that can detect, treat, and prevent diseases associated with aging. The A4M is committed to educating healthcare professionals and practitioners on biomedical sciences and medical protocols through continuing   medical education (CME) and  training focused on functional, metabolic, and regenerative medicalsciences.

The A4M  promotes the research of practices and protocols that collectively have the potential to optimize the human aging process, with the development of therapeutic protocols and innovative diagnostic tools that can effectively spur longevity treatments. The organization serves as an educational hub in which healthcare practitioners can obtain the most comprehensive, effective, and current preventive treatments.

       The dictionary definition of wellness is:“The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.”

 At Phillips Clinic, providers are committed to an actively pursued, cooperative goal of being whole and well.

 Phillips Clinic providers:

· Practice preventive personalized patient care

· Believe in a proactive approach to healthcare

· Use the latest advances in integrative medicine

· Commit to a proactive approach to wellness; identifying risk    factor to patients health and  addressing those risk factors at the earliest possible stages.

 Ninety per cent of all adult illness is due to the degenerative processes most cancers, adult-onset diabetes, stroke, high blood  pressure, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, autoimmune disease glaucoma, and Alzheimer’s.

 With early detection and appropriate intervention, most of these diseases can be prevented, cured, or have their downward course reversed.

 The goal, to get people well, treats the cause not just the symptoms of disease. It improves quality of life, and can also result in increased lifespan.

 Anti-Aging medicine, based on the very early detection, prevention and reversal of age-related diseases is the newest clinical medical specialty—the “optimum” of wellness and longevity—and employs extensive treatments in the preventative health care field.

 Within the last 100 years, the average lifespan has doubled. The medical community has now developed ways to ensure the second half of our lives is just as rewarding, happy and healthy as the first.

 

 

                                       

 

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