The WORST Food That CAUSES Faster Aging (Beware!)

Foods That Cause Aging

This is a subject I am very passionate about, have worked in the field, but feel Mike & Catherine have explained so very well, I wanted to share it with you.

By Mike Geary – Certified Nutrition Specialist & Catherine Ebeling – RN, BSN

Do you eat these foods that HARM your blood sugar and age your joints and skin faster? Some are even deceptively marketed to you as “healthy” by giant food corporations. Avoid or minimize these and look 5-10 years YOUNGER than your real age.

Due to biochemical reactions in your body that occur with every type of food you eat on a daily basis, some foods age you FASTER than your real age, while other foods help to FIGHT aging.

Eat the wrong foods regularly, and you can look and feel 10 or more years OLDER than your real age (not fun!)
… but eat the right foods, and over time, you can start to look 5-10 years YOUNGER than your real age.

Inflammation And Aging

Three of the processes that go on inside your body that have a MAJOR impact on your rate of aging are called “glycation“, “inflammation“, and “oxidation“. When we talk about aging, we’re not just talking about wrinkles on your skin or how thick your hair is… we’re also talking about factors that you can’t see, such as how well your organs function, and whether your joints are degrading.

Yes, I’m sure you’ll agree this is much more important than just how you look superficially (although we’ll show you how to improve BOTH!)

With the title of this article, you might have guessed that obvious answers like sugar or trans fat would be what we talk about in this article. Yes, those are bad, but I want to discuss another food that ages your body faster than normal…
and it’s one that you might not expect!

So let’s dig right in and I’ll show you how your rate of aging can be directly related to the foods you might eat every day,
and how to protect yourself..


Wheat based foods (yes, even “whole wheat”)

Before I tell you why wheat can actually speed up the aging process in your body, let’s clarify some simple biochemistry in your body…

This deals with “glycation” in your body, and substances called Advanced Glycation End Products
(AGEs). These nasty little compounds called AGEs speed up the aging process in your body including damage over time to your organs, your joints, and of course, wrinkled skin.

So with that said, what is one of the biggest factors that increase production of AGEs inside your body? This may surprise you, but high blood sugar levels over time dramatically increase age-accelerating AGEs in your body. This is why type 2 diabetics many times appear that they have not aged well and look older than their real age.
But this age-increasing effect is not just limited to diabetics.

So, let’s get back to how “whole wheat” relates to this…

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Here is a little-known fact that’s often covered up by the massive marketing campaigns by giant food companies that want you to believe that “whole wheat” is healthy for you… but the fact is that wheat contains a very unusual type of carbohydrate (not found in other foods) called Amylopectin-A, which has been found in some tests to spike your blood sugar higher than even pure table sugar.

In fact, amylopectin-A (from wheat) raises your blood sugar more than almost any other carbohydrate source on earth based on blood sugar response testing.

This means that wheat-based foods such as breads, bagels, cereals, muffins, and other baked goods often cause much higher blood sugar levels than most other carbohydrate sources. As you know now, the higher your average blood sugar levels are over time, the more AGEs are formed inside your body, which makes you age FASTER.

So till next week, take a close look at what you are eating?

Here’s to being simply beautiful!




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Nail Problems? These Nutritional Changes Will Make A Difference Right Away

Nail Problems

Nail problems – Are your nails brittle? Do they crack or peel more often than they used to?

The solution could be easier than you think.

For starters, try giving your nails a quick filing every other day. That keeps the edges smooth so they’re less likely to snag and break. Always file in the same direction – never use a back-and-forth “sawing” motion.

The next step is to strengthen weak nails at the source. Here are some top natural remedies to your biggest nail problems…

1. Peeling. If your nails are peeling, dryness is probably the cause. Just as your skin loses moisture with each passing year, your nails lose natural oils. Exposure to harsh detergents and acetone nail polish remover can accelerate the effects.

Quick fix:
I have suggested to hydrate their nails by soaking them in olive oil a few times a week. And before bed every night,
apply a thin layer of castor oil to the nails and cuticles. You should see a difference within a week or two.

Nail Problems
Weak nails may be a sign that you need more nutrients

2. Ridges. If your nail beds have an uneven, ridged surface, you might be missing out on a vitamin B12, also known as methylcobalamin. Other signs can be you aren’t getting enough B12 are dry, brittle hair, fatigue and memory loss.

Quick fix:
Suggestion at least 100 mcg of vitamin B12 every day. Meat, fish and eggs are the best sources.

3. Breaking.
Weak nails may be a sign that you need more nutrients – specifically, the structural proteins and amino acids that your nails are made out of.

Quick fix:
Here are three things you could do to nourish your nails for a stronger, smoother manicure…

*One of Nail problems Solution – Animal protein.

Remember that your body doesn’t store protein, so you need to have it at every meal.
Get all the grass-fed meat you can, because it’s rich in protein and the eight essential amino acids you need.
Free-range eggs and wild-caught fish are also great sources of protein. If you’re a vegetarian, you’re missing out on 12 essential nutrients you need every day – including coenzyme Q10 and vitamins A, B12 and D. I recommend getting more protein from spirulina, quinoa and hempseed.

* Biotin.
Also called vitamin B7, biotin is well-known for toughening up weak nails. You can get more biotin from liver, egg yolks, nuts, cauliflower, milk and legumes.

* Silica.
This mineral gives your nails their structure. It’s a great way to help weak, brittle nails grow back stronger than ever. Seafood, green beans, spinach, root vegetables and beer are good sources of silica. One of the best natural source in the supplement world is bamboo extract.

These nutritional changes will begin to make a difference right away, but your nails can only grow about two to three millimeters every month. In research it is said it takes six to nine months to get a completely new set.

Have an awesome week!



Nail Problems and Healthy Fingernails

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Sharpen Your Eyesight Naturally


Good health and skin doesn’t just happen, it is what we put into our bodies, rub on our skin, come in contact with, including our environment we live in etc. Judy’s health tip is for one of the last areas of the body to receive nutrients, our precious eyes.

Fresh parsley has more eye-healthy nutrients than any other vegetable I know of. Pick a few leaves and chew them and they give you two of the world’s best vision-sharpening nutrients, lutein and zeaxanthin.

You’ve probably heard talk about them before. Lutein and zeaxanthin are critical to eye health because they concentrate in the retina of your eye and protect these structures that give your vision clarity and sharpness.

But what you may not know is that of all the carotenoids, including beta-carotene, these are the only two collected in your macula.

The macula is a little yellow spot near the centre of your retina.

Why is that so important to you? Because the macula is what makes you able to pick out very small details, and also do highly specialized tasks like reading this letter.

Lutein and zeaxanthin are so highly concentrated there that your eyes don’t work without them. These yellow pigments act like sunglasses that block and protect your central sight from ultraviolet and near-ultraviolet light that can break it down and cause oxidation from free radicals.


In a study done in Japan, they gave blood tests to more than 700 people 65 and up.1 Those with the highest levels of lutein and zeaxanthin appeared to have overall better eye health.

An Australian study of over 3,600 people made a similar discovery. Those who got a lot of lutein and zeaxanthin through diet or supplements had better eye health than those who had lower levels. 2

While lutein is found around the outer edges of your macula, zeaxanthin is found at the centre. Together, they give you complete protection.

Parsley is one of the best food sources I know of for both lutein and zeaxanthin. Just a few sprigs give you 1,557 mcg. Doesn’t sound like much, but these two nutrients are highly concentrated, so 1.5 mg from one food is a good source. And parsley also has nearly as much beta-carotene and vitamin A as the same amount of carrots.

Now, every morning while my parsley is growing, I grab a few sprigs, to add to my juice or to eat fresh as I prepare the juice.

When the parsley plant starts to flower, it’s mature and that means it’s done giving you fresh parsley for that season. So dry the leaves that are left and save them. Eat at least two tablespoons of the dried leaves every day for your best eye health.

Other good food sources of lutein and zeaxanthin are dark leafy green vegetables like Brussels sprouts, and yellow foods like egg yolks, yellow squash, and pumpkins and carrots which are “dark yellow” vegetables. However, they only have about a third as much as parsley. And you should know that some studies show your eyes need at least 20 mg a day of lutein and 4 mg of zeaxanthin to maintain optimal vision.

Lutein Zeaxanthin

That means if you don’t eat lots of eggs and parsley and other vegetables, you’ll need to supplement. When you look for a good supplement, remember that most formulas are going to be competing on price. That means they’ll skimp on these critical nutrients and only give you a few hundred micrograms.

Make sure the supplement you choose has the full amount of lutein and zeaxanthin you need. With a high dose of the right nutrients, you’ll really notice it in your ability to read and focus on everyday things the way your eyes are supposed to.

Here’s to great eyesight!

                                          Great Eyesight

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