In the summer we grow and feast on berries at our farm. This is good for natural health.
Fortunately when the weather turns to this we have an alternative.
Blueberries are good for natural health! A new message at John Douillard’s healthspa.com site says: A 2010 study in the Journal of Nutrition measured the effects of blueberries on a variety of cardiovascular risk factors.
Four men and 44 women were split into two groups. One group drank 50 grams of a frozen blueberry drink and the other group drank an equivalent amount of water for eight weeks.
At the end of the eight week study, the group that ingested the blueberry drink had a significant reduction in both, systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels. This group also experienced a significant reduction in oxidized LDL (low density lipoproteins). Known as “the bad cholesterol,” increased LDLs are linked to arterial damage and cardiovascular disease risk.
High blood pressure and high cholesterol, along with extra abdominal fat or obesity and elevated blood sugars, are cardiovascular risk factors. When experienced together, this cluster of symptoms is referred to as Metabolic Syndrome.
This is not news to me as our long time friend and health care provider, Joe Spano, MD has often shared with us the natural health benefits of blueberries.
When Joe gives me a health message, I listen. His resume shows why.
Joe attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans from 1959 – 1963. His internship was done at Mixed Medical and Surgery; Kings County hospital center, Brooklyn, New York. His Medical Residency was at Veterans Administration Hospital and Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans. He had special training at Resident in Clinical Cardiology under John H. Phillips M.D., Chief of Cardiology, Veterans Administration Hospital, New Orleans.
Joe was an instructor in Physical Diagnosis at Tulane University School of Medicine. He was a Research Fellow in Medicine for gastroenterology at Harvard University, Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. He served in the Military from 1967 to 1969 in the USAF, 3560th USAF Hospital, Webb AFB, Texas; Chief of Internal Medicine; Chief of Professional Services; Chief of Laboratory Services; Chief of Radiology.
Joe has honors, membership and diplomat to American Board of Internal Medicine, Harvard Trained Gastroenterologist, American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity. He is listed in ” Best Doctors in America“, America’s Top Physicians (Research Council of America) and was chief of staff at Naples Community Hospital.
So when Joe sends me information about health, I take it seriously. Here is what Joe sent: I have taken the liberty of sending you a few bottles of blueberry extracts that the business I am involved with provides. Try them and see what you think.
One droperful is equivalent to 10 cups of the blueberry juice. It requires this much to get the various health benefits that have been ascribed to blueberries.
The convenience is a major advantage, I add the extracts to my water, oatmeal, and cereals.
One still has the benefit of the super food berries, even in the off season.
The bottle of this blueberry extra says is can help:
#1: Support cognitive function
#2: Concentration and memory
#3: Maintain eye and retina health
#4: Promote urinary tract health
#5: Support healthy glucose metabolism
The formula contains:
Blueberry powder (whole fruit) 65 mg †
Bilberry extract (fruit) 20 mg †
Elderberry extract (fruit) 20 mg †
Pomegranate extract (fruit) 20 mg †
Proprietary blend of Lo Han
extract (fruit) and Stevia extract (leaf) 20 mg †
Blueberry extract (juice) 15 mg †
purified water, vegetable glycerin, natural
flavor, ascorbic acid
This extract helps fight free radicals and is an excellent addition to weight loss
programs. Plus it provides immune support.