TC 235: Healthy Holidays

TC 235: Healthy Holidays

In this episode host Robin Masiewicz and regular diner Mr. Jamie discuss tips for aging gracefully and dealing with stress. Robin refers to information contained in articles from, a great website dedicated to helping people live a healthy lifestyle, and from

From the article “The Secret to Aging Gracefully

3 Steps that you can use to reframe stress and use it to your advantage.

1. Realize that not all stress is bad.

2. Realize that problematic situations can be seen as opportunities for growth.

3. Know your triggers and respond mindfully.

Stress can come in many forms — physical, emotional, mental — and not all stress is bad. Eustress (“eu” means well or good in Greek) was a term coined by endocrinologist Hans Selye to describe the kind of stress that activates your body to work towards a tangible goal. Instead of causing your body and mind to shut down or go into fight-or-flight mode, eustress actually motivates you to get what you want!

Organic salad

Organic pears and apples, artisan cheese, local nuts, organic greens and fresh bread make a wonderful lunch.


Top 10 Anti-Aging Superfoods


These foods will keep your complexion looking smooth by fighting those pesky (skin-damaging) free radicals:

1. Blueberries
These little fruits, 
including other berries such as blackberries, raspberries, mulberries and cranberries, offer large amounts of antioxidants such as flavonols, anthocyanins and vitamin C which helps reduce cellular aging. The darker black and blue colored berries provide the best anti-aging benefits because they have the highest concentration of antioxidants. Blueberries have also shown excellent promise for boosting memory in aging patients.Anti-Aging-Foods

2. Leafy Greens
Bet you could have guessed this one! Dark leafy greens, particularly spinach and kale which contain the two antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, have been shown to protect against the negative effects of UV exposure. Every time the skin is exposed to UV light, damage occurs and the cumulative effect of that repeated damage is epidermal DNA damage, persistent inflammation, oxidative stress, and suppression of T-cell mediated immunity. This then contributes to the increased risk of skin cancer and skin aging. A study demonstrated that women who consumed a higher intake of green and yellow vegetables had a lower incidence of wrinkles.

3. Cucumbers
Cucumbers are high in silica which helps form the collagen that supports a wrinkle free face.

4. Guava
Guava fruit contains a very high level of vitamin C which supports collagen production and skin appearance.

5. Tomatoes
Tomatoes are high in lycopene (so are watermelons!) which acts as an internal sunscreen protecting the skin from UV radiation, sunspots and aging. They also contain vitamin C for collagen strength and potassium which regulates the water and nutrient content of the cells in the skin.

6. Avocado
Avocado is such a gorgeous fruit, that also helps make your skin beautiful. Its essential fatty acids support healthy oils within the skin, and it also offers vitamin E and biotin which also offers skin, nail and hair nutrient support.

7. Pomegranate
These amazing seeds contain ellagic acid and punicalagin that support anti-aging by inhibiting free radical damage and protecting and preserving the collagen in your skin.

8. Oily Wild Fish
Oily fish including sardines, herring, mackerel and wild salmon offer omega-3 fatty acids that support skin, hair and nail moisture and skin elasticity by strengthening skin-cell membranes.

9. Walnuts
Walnuts are particularly high in polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E which are naturally anti-aging and anti-inflammatory.

10. Dark {High Quality} Chocolate
Antioxidant flavanols found in dark good quality cacao helps reduce inflammation of the skin caused by exposure to UV light. It may also  increase circulation in the skin and improves its ability to retain moisture, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

The Complete Guide to Juicing and Blending

We also wanted to draw your attention to a new course called The Complete Guide to Juicing and Blending offered through MindBodyGreen by Joe Cross, best known for the films Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead 1 and 2, and his Reboot with Joe programs. The course  is currently being offered at a substantial discount so hurry if you want to take advantage.

You can pick up Joe’s latest books here and learn more about juicing from episode TC 207 Juicing for Health.


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