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Top Foods for Cellular Health

In his first contribution for Salem-News.com, Dr. Isaac Eliaz, MD offers sound advice for health and wellness.

Dr. Isaac Eliaz, MD
Dr. Isaac Eliaz, MD

(SEBASTOPOL, Calif.) - Your cells are your foundation for health. If your cells begin behaving or functioning abnormally, your foundation will begin to crumble, leaving you vulnerable to a wide range of health problems. The body is incredibly resilient and efficient, but over time, a poor diet and lifestyle may weaken the health and vitality of your cells. The food you eat is also the food your cells consume, so by eating nutrient-dense food, you provide your cells with the support they need to keep your entire body healthy. Start stocking your fridge with some of the best foods known to support proper cellular health.

Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables, such as bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are excellent for your cells. They all contain substantial amounts of a compound called brassinin, which helps support healthy cell growth. They also contain diindolylmethane (DIM), which supports healthy hormonal balance in both men and women by promoting the excretion of xenoestrogens, which are “bad estrogens” we encounter through toxins and pollution.

In addition to leafy green vegetables, cooked tomatoes are also powerful for cellular health, as they are very high in lycopene, an antioxidant that supports health. The lycopene in cooked tomato products is more readily available for the body than in raw tomatoes. Cooking tomatoes in olive oil is a great way to combine lycopene with the heart healthy benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.

Add purple potatoes to your next meal instead of white potatoes, as they contain anthocyanins, which are important antioxidants for protecting cells. In fact, the USDA states that darker potatoes have more than four times the antioxidant potential than common potatoes, and purple potatoes contain as many antioxidants as kale and spinach. Artichokes are another good option, as they contain potent phytochemicals, such as quercetin and Vitamin C, which have been shown to defend and support cellular health

Fruits

Strawberries are a delicious summer fruit high in certain antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, which boost cellular health. When they are in season, they are especially nutritious, but try to buy organic when possible, as strawberry skins are very thin and the plants absorb a high amount of pesticides.

Supplements

In addition to a healthy diet, certain health supplements can also actively support cellular health. Modified Citrus Pectin is a powerful natural supplement made from citrus fruit, developed specifically to promote optimal cell health. By modifying the weight and size of citrus pectin molecules, they can enter the bloodstream and effectively support healthy cell growth. Modified citrus pectin achieves this by binding to galectin-3 molecules, which are present in large quantities on the surfaces of unhealthy cells. For more information about modified citrus pectin and other valuable health tips, visit www.dreliaz.org.


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About Dr. Isaac Eliaz, MD Dr. Isaac Eliaz, M.D., MS., L.Ac., has been a pioneer in integrative medicine since the early 1980s. He is a respected researcher, innovative product formulator, clinical practitioner, author and lecturer. Dr. Eliaz is widely regarded as the leading expert in the field of Modified Citrus Pectin research and has been using Modified Citrus Pectin in his clinical practice for over 15 years to treat a variety of conditions.

Dr. Eliaz integrates his background in Western medicine with extensive knowledge of traditional Chinese, Tibetan, Ayervedic, Homeopathic and complementary medical systems. With over 25 years of clinical experience and research, Dr. Eliaz offers a unique holistic approach to the relationship between health and disease, immune enhancement, detoxification and cancer prevention and treatment.

As an innovative formulator of nutraceutical supplements, Dr. Eliaz developed and currently holds the patents for several of his unique botanical formulations which have been scientifically validated through multiple studies. Through collaboration with leading integrative health authorities, major research institutes and government agencies, Dr. Eliaz continually studies, integrates and applies the best health practices from western medicine and complementary/alternative approaches.

Dr. Eliaz is Director of Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center in Sebastopol, CA, (707-829-5900) where he and his team of integrative practitioners treat cancer and other chronically ill patients using a wide range of cutting edge and traditional therapies drawn from diverse medical systems. The strategic application of such integrative protocols allows Dr. Eliaz and his team to address issues affecting the whole person in body, mind and spirit, rather than just treating their symptoms. Dr. Eliaz and the practitioners at Amitabha Clinic specialize in cancer prevention and treatment, chronic illnesses, immune support, detoxification, hormone balancing, nutrition optimization, and vital energy enhancement, among others.

As an experienced meditation practitioner, Dr. Eliaz offers free monthly meditation classes at Amitabha Clinic and also leads meditation, detoxification and healing retreats for more in-depth guidance on his unique approaches to health and healing.

The guiding mission of Dr. Eliaz’ professional life is achieving the synergistic integration of multiple healing modalities from both ancient and modern paradigms into a comprehensive, holistic practice of medicine. This is the heart of his clinical practice, of his research, and of a mission that he communicates with great passion and clarity. For more information about his work, visit www.dreliaz.org.




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James December 16, 2011 2:38 am (Pacific time)

Being a California physician, does anyone know the Doc's position on cannabis?


Anonymous December 15, 2011 6:18 pm (Pacific time)

Pass the gravy Daniel, and yeah, give me some of that homemade mayo for this pork slider.


Daniel December 15, 2011 1:27 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you Doctor for confirming the value of my diet . No wonder I feel great and never have to use Pharmacy drugs , unlike so many of my contemporaries .

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