Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tune in - Is there anything more important than your health?

Is there anything more important than your health?

I don't think so.  You only have 1 body.  1 Life.  We must take care of it to enjoy our life and to make it last.  It might be nice to but there is no way to borrow someone else's body for a bit to give ours a rest.  :-)  We're stuck with ours.

Sick?  What can you do about it?  What difference does 'Diet' truly make?  Find out?  Little difference?  Big difference?  How quickly can you notice?

Cures?  Natural Cures? Herbs?
Can you trust Dr's?  Hospitals?  Can you trust the Government?  FDA?  How about the food industry?

Need to loose weight?  How important is it?  Can you do it? How?  How about some support?  Find out about all of that.

Do you know the most important thing in maintaining your physical health?  I say it's your Mental Health.  Do my esteemed guests agree?

I am sooo excited about your guests over the upcoming episodes.  The shows Start 10-29-10 and go every other week.

The S2V Health Series 1 of 4: Your Diet a way of life not a fad

11-12-10 The S2V Health Series 2 of 4: Physical Health: Exercise, Workouts & Weight

11-26-10 The S2V Health Series 3 of 4: The Mentality of Good Health

12-10-10 The S2V Health Series 4 of 4: The Hazards Of The Health Industry

My Guest Panelists: (Maureen - no pun intended)
Maureen Guest (LOL - ok so I meant it!!)  - Obesity Foundation Founder, Fitness Coach
Dr Velonda Thompson -  Professor, Author, Lecturer, Nutritionist, Fitness Trainer
Ms Fahim -  Natural Health Teacher, Natural Health Consultant, Certified Herbalis
Vickki Smith - National Trainer for The Trump Network, Real Estate Broker, Restaurant Owner, Anti Aging Skincare Model

A few more in the works!
I am so excited to host these shows and for the life changing info you all will get.
Be sure to get your loved one there and do not miss a show.

It all starts this Friday 10-29-10

ViM Radio Network

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Here comes the holidays!

You are invited to the Holiday Tastefest

How do you want your Soy?

Being the naturalist that I am, I had long sworn off soy because documented research informed me that more than 70% of all American soy beans were genetically modified and the fact that no food manufacturer is required to label products using GMO soy. This means that I gamble each time I purchase soy or soy based products.

Nature's plants and seed has always amazed us (we remember George Washington Carver). Can you say soy glue.Researchers have figured out a way to manufacture an adhesive (a glue) from soy. So instead of using it in foods, we can use it to assemble furniture!

Yours in health,
Dr. Velonda

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Plagued with Water Retention?

Water retention generally occurs on account of flaws in the dietary regimen. Water retention foods that must be avoided so as to relieve the symptoms of water retention include excessive salt or sodium. Restrict foods with a higher content of sodium like legumes, meat, cheese, olives, spinach, oysters, buttermilk, Swiss chard, and chick peas. Also avoid processed or canned foods

Natural Remedies/Treatment for Water Retention

You may consume at least two bananas a day to avert water retention in your body. Bananas contain potassium which helps eliminate fluid retention.

Cabbage is a diuretic that helps you excrete the extra water and fluids, thereby protecting you from water retention.

Consuming cranberry juice can combat water retention on account of its diuretic property.

Consume yogurt to flush out excessive fluid content and prevent water retention in the body.

Parsley consumption may avert water retention. You must add two teaspoons of parsley leaves in boiling water, steep it for ten minutes, and then consume three cups of it in a day.

You may also consume tea containing alfalfa leaves as they are potent diuretics.

Eating a fiber rich diet helps draw toxins and moisture out of the tissues for excretion.

Onion juice may prevent water retention as well.

Eating 2 – 3 slices of garlic daily to prevent water retention

High caffeine consumption may cause dehydration which in turn leads to edema or water retention in the body.

Regular exercise helps flush out the toxins and extra water from the body


Monday, October 4, 2010

Canned good Convenience - At what cost?

We live in a world where convenience, not health, dictates our grocery shopping choices. In the short run, it may appear that cannned foods are both easier and more cost friendly than fresh produce options. We often think that canned veggies are better than no veggies at all. Think again!

Consider this:

BPA (Bisphenol-A) is an industrial chemical used to make liners for food and beverage cans.

BPA has been strongly linked to disruptions in the endocrine (hormonal) system.

We can all agree than canned food provides long term storage, survives external contamination and also provides a back up in the event of a food shortage. However, the majority of cans (Even those marked USDA Organic) contain dangerous BPA. With this in mind, it`s questionable whether canned goods are worth storing at all.

A 2008 article ( featured only two companies that could confirm that their cans do not contain BPA. One company, Eden Foods, has been in the organic business for 40 years now. Eden confirms on their web site that they do not use BPA in their canned beans.




Yours in health,
Dr. Velonda

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Healthy Hearts Club

What's Your Healthy Heart Lifestyle?

While many of us are totally aware of the following list, the benefits of repetition far outweigh any repeated information. Take these items into consideration in your everyday life – because they work if we take them to heart.

Heart Fitness – If you want a healthy heart, the best way is through exercise.

Diet – When fatty meats are avoided, your heart is able to sing.

Smoking – It matters. We know it. Don't start and if you currently do – quit!

Weight – Extra pounds are a strain on the joints and your heart.

Blood Pressure – Be healthy and have it checked.

Cholesterol – One part good, one part not so good, it's a key ingredient to know your HDL and LDL levels!

Stress – If the eyes are the window to the soul, the heart is the caretaker of our emotions. Learning how to handle stressful situations can enable a steady heart rate and a stronger muscle.

Happiness – Laughter is good medicine and feeds a healthy heart.

Friendships – Studies show that those with strong friendship live longer, happier and healthier lives

A healthy heart is important for men and women, especially later in life since statistics show that 2 out of 3 of us will personally deal with this issue during our lifetime. The great news is we don't have to wait. In fact, a few strides toward a healthy lifestyle can turn the tables in your favor. 

Join Healthy Hearts Club Where Your Healthy Heart And Lifestyle Are Created One Realistic Step At A Time!


Velonda Thompson, Phd Nutritionist, Professor and author of "Pass the Sweet Potatoes, Please!" and "Calm Under Fire" or 313-874-BFIT (2348)