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February 28, 2018 by Joseph Fermin 0 Comments

Roasted Pepper Avocado Soup, Help Boost Testosterone 5 (3)

Roasted Pepper Avocado Soup and

The Benefits of Cholesterol and Testosterone

Roasted Pepper Avocado Soup, This Creamy avocado dish, and slow-cooked peppers make a delicious combination in this rich, velvety soup. Serve it right out of the slow cooker or refrigerate and serve cold.

Avocados contain a right amount of monounsaturated fats (MUFA) which in turn raises the level of HDL (good) cholesterol. Good cholesterol is vital for the production of testosterone, which is why you instantly feel a “testosterone rush” after feasting on a serving of avocado. Turmeric is also potent, and as I have mentioned in this article, inflammation can negatively affect the Leydig cell functioning in the testes and reduce the production of testosterone. But by lowering inflammation in the body, turmeric can help increase testosterone production in the body.

Nutritional Bonus for the roasted pepper avocado soup: Bell peppers are among the best sources of vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin with immune-boosting and antioxidant effects.

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Ingredients for roasted pepper avocado soup

  • 1 tbsp safflower oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onion
  • 4 poblano chile peppers, seeded and quartered
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, seeded and quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1 large lime, cut into wedges

RELISH:

  • 1 poblano chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Preparation

  1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high, heat 1 tsp oil. Add onion and cook until very browned about 8 minutes. Transfer to a 4- to 6-qt slow cooker.
  2. To slow cooker, add 4 poblano peppers, bell peppers, garlic, chili powder, cumin and remaining 2 tsp oil. Stir well, cover and cook on low for 7 hours (or on high for 3 1/2 hours).
  3. Transfer pepper mixture to a blender along with avocado; puree until smooth. (Remove plastic lid in cover and cover the top with a kitchen towel to allow steam to escape.) Return to slow cooker and stir in milk and salt. (If necessary, cover and cook on high for 15 minutes more to reheat.)
  4. In a small bowl, combine relish ingredients. Divide soup among serving bowls and top with relish, sour cream, and lime wedges.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup soup, 1/3 cup topping, 2 tbsp sour cream
  • Calories: 281
  • Carbohydrate Content: 34 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 19 mg
  • Fat Content: 13 g
  • Fiber Content: 7 g
  • Protein Content: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 3 g
  • Sodium Content: 458 mg
  • Sugar Content: 15 g

 

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August 29, 2016 by admin 0 Comments

Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) 5 (2)

Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM)

Natural eggshell membrane

Natural Eggshell Membrane: The membrane film on the inside of an eggshell is made of the exact ingredients that human joints are made of. It is a true, natural source of hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, and chondroitin. People with osteoarthritis (knee and joint stiffness) have seen amazing results from this new alternative to joint and tendon management. In fact, many have been able to get off pain medications completely once they started using NEM on a continual basis, after only a considerably short period. Customary treatments for osteoarthritis primarily attempt to focus on the symptoms (pain, discomfort, and inflammation) related to the disease. For the most part, this involves the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesics, and COX-2 inhibitors. Most arthritis drugs have negative side effects. There are natural alternatives that are proving to be unexpectedly effective. Most importantly, they come with no negative side effects. Currently, the most prevalent are called “Natural Eggshell Membrane” (NEM).

Case Studies on NEM

  • There was a study in clinical intervention in aging that was done related to the eggshell membrane. It appears, NEM has the Natural eggshell membraneability to reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis significantly and was shown superior to glucosamine and chondroitin. Another clinical trial performed with humans, 37 of them having osteoarthritis, showed that taking 500 mg of NEM daily resulted in a considerable decrease in pain in 7 to 30 days. [1]
  • In a more extensive study, 39 patients received 500 mg of NEM, once daily, for 30 days. After only seven days, patients described an improvement in flexibility of 27.8%. After thirty days, a 43.7% improvement in flexibility was denoted. These percentages are based on Ontario and McMaster University’s osteoarthritis index. After a month, the average reduction in general pain was 72.5%. [2] This is magnificent news for suffering patients.

Find 100% Natural Eggshell Membrane

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 10.52.02 AMThere is a special brand that contains only real NEM. The maker is Membrell. The product is called “Joint Health®”, and the reviews on it are spectacular. Again, it contains only 100% natural eggshell membrane. Ginger and Cherries contain high amounts of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals. These can eliminate pain for gout and arthritis sufferers. However, and most impressively, no food actually rebuilds cartilage, except natural eggshell membrane (NEM). Consider that the most popular joint/arthritis supplements are glucosamine and chondroitin, with sales nearing $1 billion annually.

What Makes NEM Unique?

For starters, Glucosamine is extracted from the shell of shrimp, crab, and lobster. Moreover, chondroitin sulfate is derived from animal cartilage. An example would be sharks. Eggshell membrane is made by separating the actual membrane from the eggshell. The eggshell membrane, once isolated, is partially hydrolyzed and dry-blended. Patients with an egg allergy should avoid taking this supplement.

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Animal Age Too, You Know?

There have been marvelous studies yielding positive results on retired racing horses. Most impressively, Membrell also produces a medication that is particularly useful for dogs suffering from arthritis. We get asked about arthritis for pets all the time so, it is great to hear they have made dosages especially geared towards dogs. Maybe, we will get into anti-aging for pets some day. That would be awesome!

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Case Studies

[1] Ruff KJ, DeVore DP, Leu MD, Robinson MA “Eggshell membrane: a possible new natural therapeutic for joint and connective tissue disorders. Results from two open-label human clinical studies.” Clin Interv Aging. 2009; 4: 235 -40

[2] Ruff KJ, Winkler A, Jackon RW, DeVore DP, Ritz BW “Eggshell membrane in the treatment of pain and stiffness from osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study.” Clin Rheumatol. 2009 Aug; 28(8):907-14.

May 10, 2016 by admin 0 Comments

Inflammation (Immune System III) | AAI Smoothie Healing and Optimizing 5 (1)

Diminish Inflammation Through Smart Smoothie Making
(AAI Smoothie Healing and Optimizing)

Diminish inflammation using food as medicine. There are foods strong enough to reduce inflammation better than some prescription drugs. This is very important information to understand. See, a very impacting fact that most people don’t commonly know about is the following: at the root of every single disease, is inflammation. Heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, even AD-HD; all of these maladies can be linked to inflammation. It’s also thought to be the culprit behind the visible signs of aging. If we can diminish inflammation in the body it will help us to look and feel younger and, more importantly, keep the chronic disease at bay.

 

Click here to read the initial portion of this immune boosting smoothie series where we discuss the immune system as a whole and its many components and possible issues.

Diminish inflammationInflammation is part of our natural immune response. When the body is harmed, it sends lymph and white blood cells through the lymphatic system to flood the area of concern. This fluid uses chemical reactions to separate and remove harmful substances, restoring the cells back to their normal state.

While brief periods of inflammation, known as acute inflammation, work to heal the body, that extends for long periods of time (chronic inflammation) puts a strain on the circulatory and immune system, damages body tissues and destroys cells. Chronic inflammation can be attributed to a diet high in processed foods and/or to food sensitivities and allergies. Chronic inflammation makes the body more prone to contracting other illnesses and may even cause autoimmune disease: health problems that occur when the immune system attacks healthy tissue in the body.

Autoimmune diseases include:

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  • Celiac (Gluten) Disease
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Lupus
  • Anemia
  • Psoriasis
  • Arthritis
  • Type I Diabetes

…among others.

Eating properly can drastically reduce and reverse chronic inflammation while eating processed foods will do the opposite and cause its development. If you truly want to diminish in your body, the very first step is to stop eating fast food. Period.

Best Nutriment to Help Diminish Inflammation

  1. Spinach, blueberries, blackberries, cherriesDiminish Inflammation

These foods contain high levels of flavonoids: compounds known to reduce inflammation. They also contain high antioxidant levels.

  1. Avocado, cold-water fish, walnutsDiminish Inflammation

All contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to disrupt the cell signals that trigger inflammation; a great foundation to implement in our search to diminish inflammation.

  1. Pineapple, papayaDiminish Inflammation

Both fruits belong to the bromeliad family, and as such, contain the enzyme bromelain, which has been shown to reduce inflammatory responses.

  1. Diminish InflammationTurmeric

Renowned for its inflammatory properties, this spice contains curcumin: a compound known to interfere with chemicals that cause inflammation. It is helpful both when ingested and when applied topically to skin conditions or injuries.

TIP: Turmeric is not bioavailable when you consume it fresh and raw. Sadly a lot of people don’t know this Diminish Inflammationand they end up using it in their smoothies for no purpose other than to add a pungent flavor to their beverage with zero nutritional benefits. To fix this, you have to spice things up! Just add ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper to your smoothie (you won’t taste such a small amount). Just that little bit is sufficient to create a process in the liver that occupies and slows it down enough to allow the turmeric (curcumin) to be absorbed by the body. This is probably our strongest, the natural contender in our quest to diminish inflammation. 

If you scroll further down you will see all our delicious and effective science-based inflammation-reducing smoothies. However, before we get into any further nutritional aspects of guarding against inflammation, we want to point out another interesting Diminish Inflammationand very strong anti-inflammatory component that is so unbelievably misunderstood and misappropriated. Testosterone. In the current edition of the scientific journal FASEB Journal, there is a report on a recent study on low testosterone, which proved that testosterone therapy contributed significantly to the suppression of inflammation. Men are usually more muscular than women. They have deeper voices and more body hair and – men are less susceptible to inflammatory diseases and allergies than women. “It is mostly women who are affected by diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or asthma [all of which stem from persistent inflammation]”, Professor Dr. Oliver Werz from the Jena University explains. This is specifically due to the male sex hormones.

If you have not checked your testosterone levels, we can help you do that. We have inexpensive at-home testing kits that we can send to your home or office. If you’d rather go to a clinic to have your testosterone levels checked, we can organize that testing near your home. Just fill out our Medical History Form or call us directly

Testosterone therapy can efficiently assist you with many areas of your life that you wouldn’t typically even think of. Many confuse testosterone as being just a “sex” hormone, inciting excessive energy levels and promoting muscle growth. This couldn’t be further from the truth. For both men and women, testosterone is essential for a normally functioning, healthy body and immune system. At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic we help both men and women understand their hormone and testosterone levels. We are experts in treating both men and women and appropriating the exact protocol in a testosterone injections therapy to aid them in bringing their levels back to healthy ones. Call us. Let us help you find out what your testosterone levels look like. Then, if you are ready and interested, we will be able to explain the exact, individualized testosterone injections therapy protocol and it’s incorporated medications so you can ultimately decide if this is the path for you.

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