Slow Aging with Glutathione

There is a lot of talk about antioxidants and their importance to our health and the rejuvenation of our cells. We’re a (very) youth-oriented culture, what can I say? I don’t think any human being can actually say they look forward to aging or falling ill or death… But alas, they are all part of our humanity. That being said, it doesn’t give one carte blanche to binge on Haagen-Dazs and cheesy-crust pizza. Aren’t we alive to actually feel alive?? So why would we do things, to our bodies and minds, that undermine the quality of our years on this planet?? For some it is ignorance. For others, it is being led astray by shiny packaging that promise ‘nutrients’ and ‘low-insert the latest whatever here’ but instead give your body chemicals and disease. For others it is apathy. I can’t help the latter. No hay peor ciego, que el que no quiere ver. (None are more blind than those who refuse to see.) But I can offer my knowledge and expertise to those who are seeking and desire to make changes. Woohoo!! :)

Let’s talk about Glutathione - the body’s master antioxidant and detoxifier. Your body produces glutathione for protection and survival but sometimes it doesn’t produce enough of it. Stress. Poor dietary and eating habits. Illness. Aging. Low levels of Glutathione have been linked to many illnesses and premature aging.

Some benefits of this master antioxidant are:

  • improved sleep

  • improved mental focus

  • living longer

  • improves condition of hair, skin and nails

  • increased energy

  • improved sports performance

  • slows the aging process

Foods that Boost Glutathione Production

  1. Sulfur-rich veggies like onions, garlic, parsley, leeks, shallots

  2. Cruciferous veggies like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, bok choy, brussel sprouts, kale, watercress

  3. Grass-fed red meat and grass-fed organ meat

  4. Organic Turmeric

  5. Fruits like apples, grapefruit, oranges, peaches, bananas

  6. Avocados

  7. Squash

  8. Tomatoes

  9. Raw milk and eggs

Getting regular exercise and actively reducing stress levels also work to boost your body’s production of Glutathione. Always go with organic fruits and vegetables! If you desire to reap the detoxifying and rejuvenating effects of boosting Glutathione don’t add chemicals, pesticides and toxins. When it comes meat, dairy & eggs, the same is valid. Go organic, grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone free!

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Boost your Brain Power

I came across some very interesting information today. Apparently many people have a deficiency in vitamin B12. It turns out that not only is our diet deficient in this very important vitamin but as we get older our bodies gradually have a more difficult time absorbing B12. Not only are we deficient in this very important vitamin but we are also unaware of that there is a right type of B12 to use as a supplement. Kinda sucks right??

What does vitamin B12 do??

  1. Essential in red blood cell production

  2. Very important for energy metabolism

  3. Needed to support the function of nerve cells and for myelin production (this is the insulating material surrounding the nerves)

  4. Required for the replication of DNA - when B12 is deficient we can't generate new, healthy cells  

Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Defiency

  • Low energy and weakness

  • Mental confusion or ‘fogginess’

  • Persistent sleep problems

  • Digestive problems

  • Hearing and vision loss

  • Memory problems

  • Irritability and mood swings

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

  • Weak immunity

  • Tingling in the extremities

The type of B12 you should be looking for is called methylcobalamin. The more common form, called cyanocobalamin, releases cyanide - a poison - into your body. So remember, when looking for a B12 vitamin supplement, sublingual B12 Methylcobalamin is the way to go!!

For my friends who are vegan or vegetarian - make sure you find a solid B12 (Methylcobalamin) supplement. For those of you that are leaning more towards the vegetarian ways but still allow some room for animal proteins - Look for these foods (in order of declining B12 content):

  • Sardines, salmon, tuna & cod are excellent sources

  • Grass-fed lamb and beef

  • Scallops and shrimp

  • Yogurt, milk and eggs

One serving of seafood a day will give you more than enough of your required B12 per day; while grass-fed lamb and beef needs to be 3 or more servings per day and each serving of dairy or poultry will provide you with a 1/4 to 1/3 of your daily requirement of B12. I do my best to eat seafood at least 4 times a week and I also take a good B12 supplement (Methylcobalamin), just for good measure.

One of my favorite recipes is:

Shrimp Ajillo

1 1/2 lbs large shrimp

6-7 organic garlic cloves, crushed

handful organic cilantro, chopped

1/2 yellow onion, coursely chopped

1 tbsp organic coconut oil

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp himalayan sea salt

1 tsp thai red chili pepper paste (optional)

Chop the garlic and let it rest for 15 minutes to allow the enzymes in it to be activated. Heat the coconut oil over medium to high heat. Add the onions and shrimp - allow to start cooking for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and all the spices. Cook until the shrimp are nice and pink. Serve over brown rice or quinoa.

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