Monday, May 16, 2011

Brain Foods for a sharp healthy mind

You are what you eat takes on a whole new meaning when we focus on the foods that will boost brain power as well as help deter Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. "What you eat is one of the most powerful influences on everyday brain skills,says Cynthia Green, PhD, founder and director of the Memory Enhancement Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and author of Prevention’s new Brainpower Game Plan book. SOURCE:

If you want to boost your child's brain growth and help them to do better in school, the following "Brain Foods" will help: Oatmeal, Berries, Peanut Butter, Salmon, Beans and colorful vegetables. For more on brain foods for children visit

Eating the right foods every day along with exercise and daily brain games will keep brain cells healthy and prevent brain-damaging inflammation.

Yours in health,
Dr. Velonda

Monday, May 9, 2011

Dehydration & Kidney Stones

Did you know that dehydration is the biggest risk factor for kidney stones. 

There are several types of kidney stones but calcium stones are the most common. These types of stones are created when calcium combines with 1 of 3 substances to form the stone, most often with a substance called oxalate.   Source:

Oxalate is present in many foods, some with higher levels than others. Some low oxalate foods that you can enjoy include: green tea, apple cider, raisins, avocados, bing cherries, grapes, melons, fish (not sardines), cucumber, cauliflower, shellfish, poultry.

Remember, water is the essence of life! Have you heard of KANGEN Alkaline Water?