Energy, beauty, and the M-wordby Barbara DeptaYou've probably noticed the link between how you eat and how you feel. But what about when you eat well enough for long enough: have you noticed h...
How to Keep Your Glutathione Up with Diet and Supplementsby Barbara DeptaGlutathione is the front line in our body’s defense system. Inactivity, insomnia, pollution, and even healthy aging are just a few pieces of normal...
How to Keep Your Glutathione Up with Exercise and Recoveryby Barbara Depta
Your master antioxidant, glutathione, is endogenous - meaning it’s not an antioxidant you take as a supplement, it’s one that your body makes (see more in our last post).
However, making sure you have enough isn’t just about eating the best building blocks of glutathione. Having enough glutathione is also about minimizing triggers for chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in the first place, and then giving your body a chance to manage its own antioxidant and anti-inflammatory responses.
The Chemistry of Movement!by Barbara Depta
Have you ever wondered how much body mechanics affect body chemistry and what it really means to your health?
Dr. David R. Seaman suggests that the best way to look at it is that when you think about the body itself, keep in mind our musculoskeletal tissues are made of chemistry – proteins, fats, carbohydrates, water, vitamins, and minerals.
Therefore, we should stop thinking that body mechanics and our daily movement are distinct from body chemistry.
“When you're moving, the movement itself creates more chemistry so the whole thing is chemical from beginning to end and it doesn't change..."
Red Spinach (Not Green!) to Support Your Cardiovascular Healthby Barbara Depta
As an almost 40-year-old woman, diet matters to me tremendously as I know how much it impacts my energy levels.
That’s why quality always comes first with energy-promoting nutrients.
Who does not want energy, right?
We all need it for different purposes. And you definitely do not need to be an endurance athlete to desire keeping up with your daily tasks, and never having to worry about your energy levels declining as the day goes on.
I always look for whole foods - natural food ergogenic aids - to support my daily performance. I am very aware that as I joyfully age, my nitric oxide levels go down so natural foods that I consume need to lift me up with every opportunity I get.
There is one particular veggie I’ve added to my diet in the last several years that I want to talk to you today about, red spinach. Not green, but red spinach, sometimes called Amaranth.