Salmon: Go Wild For Your Heart Health

Doctors used to be perplexed by an apparent paradox: Eskimos and Inuit tribes (who haven’t been lured by the typical Western diet) have an extremely low rate of heart disease, despite eating foods that are high in fat and cholesterol. Studies revealed that a secret that revolutionizing scientific thinking about how to avoid plaque in the arteries: the Eskimos’ diet was rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon (and other cold-water … Continue reading “Salmon: Go Wild For Your Heart Health”

A Dream Diet: Foods that Help You Sleep

What you eat can play a surprisingly big role in how well you sleep, according to a new study by the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. The study was the first to link specific nutrients to short or long sleep duration—and also found that people who consume a large variety of foods had the healthiest slumber patterns. In my lectures and Omni Diet classes, I frequently point … Continue reading “A Dream Diet: Foods that Help You Sleep”

Tana’s Pantry

Dear Amen Clinic Subscribers, Welcome to a special introductory issue of our new free weekly newsletter, Tana’s Pantry, a celebration of healing foods and delicious recipes that will delight your taste buds, boost your health and help you lose up to 12 pounds in two weeks. Centuries ago, Hippocrates wrote, “Let food be thy medicine.” A multitude of studies show that the choices you make at the grocery store can … Continue reading “Tana’s Pantry”

The Surprising Science of Chicken Soup

A hot bowl of chicken soup has long been a popular home remedy for what ails us. But can it actually cure a cold or the flu? Several scientific studies show that the delicious comfort food really can have medicinal benefits. Research shows that chicken soup is packed with healthy compounds that reduce inflammation, a problem believed to contribute to cold symptoms. An intriguing new study reports that one of … Continue reading “The Surprising Science of Chicken Soup”

Foods That Fight Heart Disease

My husband often says, “What’s good for your heart, is good for your brain.” At the Amen Clinics we treat the whole person. February marks American Heart Month, dedicated to the fight against the disease that kills more men and women than all forms of cancer combined. In fact, heart disease claims the lives of one in three Americans. Yet almost all heart attacks and strokes are potentially preventable. Along … Continue reading “Foods That Fight Heart Disease”

7 Foods That Boost Your Immune System

Between the flu epidemic sweeping the US—and outbreaks of the nasty stomach bug norovirus—you may feel that immune-system muggers are lurking everywhere you go. But the good news is that you can powerfully strengthen your natural defenses against disease, simply by eating the right foods. Studies show that immunity starts in the gut, making what you put in your stomach a key part of protecting yourself against germs. Here’s a … Continue reading “7 Foods That Boost Your Immune System”

Fat Facts

Healthy quantities of healthy fat don’t make you fat! Sugar makes you fat! Fats have been demonized in dietary circles over the past couple of decades or so. For some time, many in the medical establishment thought of all fat as bad fat. The public was told: “If you eat fat you’ll get fat.” This way of thinking came to a head in the early 1980s, when the fat-free craze … Continue reading “Fat Facts”

The Omni Diet- A Diet to End Dieting!

The Omni Diet is about abundance not deprivation! It’s a simple, science-based plan that provides both an abundance of illness-fighting nutrients from whole, living plant foods and the perfect proportion of high-quality protein to keep the brain sharp and muscles and organs functioning at peak condition. The Omni Diet provides the ideal balance of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, fish, and lean meats that give your body everything it needs for … Continue reading “The Omni Diet- A Diet to End Dieting!”