Red, Red Wine…

It’s all about health! Red wine has had a lot of press lately for having healthful benefits.  The Mediterranean diet is mentioned over and over again in many journal articles, studies, and blogs.


Today, I even received a blog from Oasis of Hope Hospital, a facility with 50 years of successful, alternative treatments for cancers, also touting the benefits of red wine and resveratrol.  If you can take the time to read it, it is full of some really good information. 


“The equivalent of one to two small drinks per day of any kind of alcohol is associated with decreased health risks compared with nondrinkers, while higher amounts result in an increase risk of heart disease and stroke. These observations have tended to characterize light drinking as protective. The protection has been demonstrated in various population groups for both sexes and all ages.”

They also state,

“You may be wondering why this is so. Researchers say that up to two servings (240-280 ml) of red wine a day inhibits oxidation of bad cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL), thus helping to prevent atherosclerosis. It also increases antioxidant capacity and plasma levels of good cholesterol, or light-density lipoprotein.”

I do drink red wine, but not that much of it, or very often. Instead, I opt for a teaspoon of Resveratrol tonic called VIVIX. This allows me to have the equivalent of 10 glasses of red wine a day…WITHOUT THE HANGOVER.  ALL THE HEALTH, NONE OF THE HANGOVER. Smile


Contact me for more information on Resveratrol or VIVIX.

What are Polyphenols?

Consuming polyphenols is a great way to pay attention to prevention and begin to Feel Good Fast.

Power Up With Polyphenols

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Can you believe how amazing plants are? They contain their very own medicine cabinet full of naturally occurring substances that help defend against oxidative stress, disease, and other environmental threats. Over the past few decades, scientists have begun to discover that plant-based polyphenols can also help defend human health.

Initially, polyphenolic research focused on the antioxidant potential of these plant compounds, and how this could help protect us against heart disease and various types of cancers. Today, scientists have expanded their research and are finding that polyphenols may help defend our health in other ways. Here are a few highlights of this research:

  • Polyphenols have been found to increase the number of mitochondria—energy producing “power plants” found in all of our cells. Mitochondria are known to decline with age.
  • In a recently published study, a unique combination of polyphenols (resveratrol plus muscadine grape,extract) was found to protect against the potentially damaging effects of a high–fat, high-carb meal by blunting inflammation and oxidative stress. This study was novel in that it was one of the first human studies to show that this combination of powerful plant compounds activated a key genetic regulator called Nrf2. Some scientists believe Nrf2 may be the master genetic regulator of cellular stress resistance and strongly impact the aging process.
  • Some, but not all, polyphenols have been shown to inhibit the formation of AGE proteins in laboratory studies. AGE proteins occur with normal aging. They may be acerbated by unhealthy eating habits, and damage our cells through a process called cross-linking. Researchers at the University of Georgia found that a blend of polyphenols, including muscadine grapes, inhibited age protein formation better than resveratrol alone.

So, like those amazing plants, power up your defenses with more polyphenols. Watch your intake of high-fat, high-carb foods that promote inflammation, boost your intake of antioxidant nutrients like vitamins C and E, and selenium. And look to power up your polyphenol intake with a healthy plant–based diet and supplements containing a broad spectrum of well researched polyphenols.





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