4 Divisions of Nutrients to Keep Your Eyes Healthy - Dr Alan Mandell

Foods and their nutrients are most important for keeping your eye health and eyesight keen as you age. Vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids all play a role in eye health. They can help prevent cataracts, clouding of your eye lens.  Other important nutrients will keep the nerves and blood vessels healthy.  Your eyes are very delicate structures that connect directly to the brain, so take the best care of them!  

Read more

Sour Bamboo Shoots - The Soul Spices of Dai-styled Yunnan Cuisine

Besides various fungus and mushrooms, the mountains are abundant in all kinds of bamboo shoots, sweet bamboo shoots, bitter bamboo shoot, mountain bamboo shoots...Every time when I think of bamboo shoots, it always makes me drool. Today, I want to introduce the bitter bamboo shoots. It is also called the giant bamboo shoots. It can be sliced and boiled to make "yellow bamboo shoots", or it can be shredded to soak in water and ferment for days to make "sour bamboo shoots". Though it is sour and smelly, the sour bamboo shoots have a unique taste that is truly irreplaceable.
Different bamboo shoots will give you a different taste when cooked in different ways. But one thing that remains the same is its freshness. Do enjoy the bamboo shoots during the wet season.


Read more

Trouble Sleeping? Your Tongue Reveals Your Health - Dr Alan Mandell, DC

No one “really likes to snore” but most accept it and carry on their lives until they face some kind of health problem.  Remember there is no such thing as spot reduction, or things would be made easy.  Increasing your bodies metabolism through a healthy diet and exercise is key to burning fat.   There are still other factors that can cause these problems like having a narrow airway, sinus or nasal problems,  alcohol, smoking, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, oral appliances, and sleeping on your back.  
Many people with obstructive sleep apnea never snore, so if you’re waking up many times throughout the night and always feeling tired in the morning and throughout the day then it’s wise to mention this to your doctor. 😊


...
Read more