Want to Stay Healthy? Experts Say: Don’t Get Sick

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To stay healthy, experts recommend that you don't get sick. But that sounds a little too simple, right?

When I asked the experts, "What's your best health tip for women over 40?", I was amazed by how many of them boiled down to the simple practices of prevention.

Here are my favorite three – I think you'll find them really helpful and actually pretty easy to follow!

 

Expert Tip #1: Avoid UTIs

Promote and maintain urinary tract health with a cranberry supplement like ellura. Urinary tract infections (UTI) are common and painful. Cranberries have been proven effective in promoting urinary tract health, so rather than drinking a lot of cranberry juice loaded with calories and sugar, take a supplement.

UTIs are a common health concern for women, but they're not often discussed. Simply being postmenopausal can put women at an increased risk for developing a UTI. We're so, so happy to bring ellura to the market. The product is supported by a health claim in France, where it is sold as Urell. We know it works to promote a healthy urinary tract, and we'd love to help your readers learn more about this health concern.

— Amanda Sabetai, Trophikos LLC

(Note: Frequent urinary tract infections is a known symptom of menopause, you can view others here.)


Expert Tip #2: Eat Breakfast Every Single Day

Eat breakfast and include protein at breakfast time. This sets you up for the rest of the day and prevents blood sugar swings. Having stable blood sugar means better mood, less stress and anxiety, better energy levels, and experiencing fewer sugar cravings.

Your protein could come from egg, fish, meat, chicken sausage or yogurt. Smoothies may be a better option if you are rushed or don’t have a big appetite in the morning.

A good recipe:

  • Filtered water as your base
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk (a good fat which will sustain you longer)
  • Fruit such as a banana and organic raspberries or blueberries
  • At least 20g whey protein powder
  • Blend and enjoy!

— Trudy Scott, Certified Nutritionist and President of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals

 
Expert Tip #3: Love Your Liver, Love Your Lymph

With a whole new breed of toxins threatening our health, the need for detox has never been greater. Think estrogen "mimics" in preservatives and pesticides; perchlorate (a derivative of rocket fuel), antibiotics, and drugs in our water supply; electromagnetic energy fields (EMFs) from cell phones and other Wi-Fi sources; and phthalates (a new variety of plastics), for starters.

The liver is the body's filter, and the lymph channels are its drainage system. Cleaning up a poorly functioning liver and lymphatic system that are clogged with excess toxins and fat is the single most important step to take to improve weight loss goals and improve overall health.

De-toxifying the body every now and then with a proven, effective and healthy detox program is essential. Part of that program includes a daily intake of an anti-oxidant/phenol-rich cranberry and water mixture, combined with foods in the liver-loving veggie cruciferous family (think cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts). Cranberries are powerful medicine in neutralizing harmful free radicals and preventing them from taking foothold in the body. Cruciferous vegetables speed the breakdown of fat-storing toxins and keep new body fat from forming.

— Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, the First Lady of Nutrition and New York Times best-selling author of "Fat Flush for Life"



I thank experts Amanda Sabetai, Trudy Scott and Dr. Glittleman for today's great tips. 

Anyone else thinking what I'm thinking? Cranberries for breakfast for me tomorrow!

Cranberries can also help you keep your skin looking healthy, youthful and smooth. Click here for 7 Secrets (including cranberries) for the most beautiful skin.

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