Phillip Minton M.D.

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Health Chocolate versus Chocolate Candybars

In anti-aging, cardiovascular, chocolate, diabetes, diet, health food, low carb diet, prevention diet on May 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm

It may be apt to say that for many people, perhaps even most, who do not have a major health problem such as diabetes, chocolate itself is so healthful that even consuming chocolate in the form of candy may be better than eating none at all. The reason is that cocoa solids, the raw material from which all chocolate confections must, at least in part, be made is so very healthful.

Let’s think about it. What are the main differences between the common chocolate candy bar and health chocolate? Keep reading…

Make A Delicious New Year’s Resolution

In anti-aging, cardiovascular, dementia, diabetes, diet, health food, immune system, low carb diet, prevention diet on December 31, 2011 at 11:15 am

At this time of year we often determine to do better in life. We determine that this new year will be a better year. We will end it looking better, feeling better and having improved our life over the course of the year. These aspirations are laudable, but are they realistic? Are they achievable?

Let me tell you about one resolution that you will love to keep, and that will truly be likely to improve your quality of life and well-being. Keep reading

Understanding Dietary Antioxidants

In anti-aging, chocolate, prevention diet on November 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Antioxidants in our diet are the components of foods that assist our body to control the oxidation of food into energy, and to quench or destroy unwanted harmful byproducts of energy metabolism. Food, after digestion, travels through the bloodstream and into the cells. Each cell contains tiny little energy producing factories called mitochondria. These little power plants convert portions of our food into energy for the cell to use. Keep reading

Understanding Oxidation

In anti-aging on October 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Analogies are a good way to explain something that is otherwise difficult to mentally grasp. However, to understand oxidation, we can simply point to a very well-known example of oxidation. It is an example that we have all seen ourselves.

It is fire. Keep reading

Suppleness

In anti-aging, cardiovascular, chocolate, prevention diet on October 2, 2011 at 9:27 am

The maintenance of pliable, resilient, supple body tissue is essential to good health, longevity, and a youthful appearance. It is well known that adding moisture to the skin via hydrating creams and living in a reasonably well humidified environment reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, and makes the skin appear more youthful. The other tissues of our body also respond in a positive fashion to efforts to retain their suppleness. Keep reading