The medical knowledge and the tools we now have to manage the inevitable decay of aging continues to grow exponentially. In the last 8 years, I’ve dedicated a great deal of time and effort toward learning these different tools of rejuvenation, and into educating my patients about how the principles of a healthier lifestyle can be used as tools to help achieve a more rewarding life. Interestingly, I’ve observed that in most cases, we easily forget the very basics of that healthier lifestyle. Patients and friends ask me questions every day about the benefits of organic versus conventionally grown food, or how many hours they should be sleeping, which fruits are lower in sugar, or whether alcohol is healthy to drink. The list goes on. I often reply that it doesn’t matter how much organic food you eat, what calorie restriction you apply to your diet, or how many triathlons you compete in. If you do not manage your stress and your negative emotions on a daily basis — if you don’t practice positive thinking, and love and laugh frequently — you’re a walking health hazard.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Juan J. Remos treats the whole being to balance the mind, body and spirit. The Wellness Institute’s progressive approach restores vitality, optimizes health and sets the foundation for an improved quality of life; 6705 Red Road 314, Coral Gables; 786.899.2048; WellnessAmericas.com.
It’s one of the world’s oldest and most loved beverages, but tea can also have wonderful benefits for your body. Here’s some of the great news about the perks of a few of our favorite types.
Green tea’s high levels of antioxidants have been linked to cancer prevention, reduced risk of stroke, and a host of other health benefits including lowering cholesterol and helping prevent dementia.
Black tea is made from fermented tea leaves, and is naturally high in fluoride, which helps strengthen tooth enamel. It also contains flavanoids, a powerful antioxidant with anti-aging properties.
White tea is made from uncured and unfermented young tea leaves, which means it contains a high level of antioxidants and cholesterol-busting catechins. It’s also lower in caffeine than green or black teas, making for a mellow sipping experience.