Monday, February 27, 2012

My Top 6 List for Cholesterol-Busting Foods

If you come to see me about your high cholesterol you are going to get a whole lot of education about food and exercise and of course how your liver breaksdown cholesterol. My top 6 list to lower cholesterol is:
10-15 almonds a day, an apple a day, 2 tbsp ground flaxseed, steel cut oatmeal you make on the stove not in a microwave 3-5x/week, salmon 1x/week, and beans for the great soluble fiber at least 2-3x/week.

Of course there are the foods that you should be avoiding or limiting as well: beef, fried foods, cheese, pork .... AND if you love your artificial sweeteners like your diet pop, crystal light, or splenda in your coffee, STOP! With high cholesterol your risk for heart attack and stroke increases and as recent as last year there has been research to show that artificial sweeteners increase your risk as well! Water and green tea I always say!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Whole Foods Square One Seminar Tomorrow!

On February 11, Whole Foods Mississauga will be hosting a 3 part seminar to rejuvenate every aspect of your life. Join the ladies of Zawada Health for an educational afternoon of exciting health information to start the New Year off right. 2:00-4:30 pm. Admission is $15, and you will receive a $10 whole foods gift certificate.

From breakfast to side dishes to desserts, Naturopathic Doctor, Carol Morley will show you how to experience a new zest for life by gaining a better feeling of wellbeing - all by detoxing through diet. Through a cooking demo you will sample a dish from her cookbook, Delicious Detox and learn how detoxing can be easy and delicious.

Naturopathic Doctor, Tiffany Heikkila will then discuss how to help you overcome the winter blahs this year. Tiffany will explain the specific reasons as to why you are fatigued and overwhelmed and the best ways to boost your energy and mood. From easy dietary changes, to supplements and herbal remedies, Tiffany will leave you feeling motivated and ready to take on the rest of the winter months.

To cap off the afternoon, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Catherine Cabral-Marotta will help you move like you’re 20 again! There’s no need to wake up in the morning feeling stiff, or grumble at your sore low back as you lean over to brush your teeth or tie your shoe. Catherine will teach you simple and easy techniques that can be done to help your body regain its mobility, improve digestion, facilitate good posture, and feel young again.