Pomegranate: Great Food for Your Skin ~ Best Natural Skincare Diet

Pomegranates are a little bit tart, even when they’re ripe, but the purple dyes they have in them are powerful anti-oxidants, and protect your body and your blood vessels. In addition, they’re excellent for the heart. I believe when they’re in season, you should be sure to get your fill of this important fruit. They protect not only your heart, but your other vessels, and the vessels in your skin. They’re a valuable addition to a diet that keeps you healthy.

Eggs: Great Food for Your Skin ~ Best Natural Skincare Diet

Eggs have gotten a bad rap because of the cholesterol in the yoke. I think the important thing is not to oxidize the yoke. (Oxidization creates free radicals which contribute to aging and other harmful things.) Therefore, it’s best to eat your eggs as soft boiled, poached, or sunny side up, but scrambled eggs should be reserved for just occasional use. Because you’re beating the yoke in air, and you’re heating it up directly.

Genetically Engineered Foods Go Unlabeled: Salmon + Eel = ?

Salmo salar. Atlantic salmon on the white backgroundIn a move apparently perhaps designed to pave the way for approval of a huge variety of genetically engineered foods–“frankenfoods”–our very own US FDA has approved the sale of a genetically engineered salmon. This salmon contain eel genes to speed up growth of the fish, getting it bigger to market, faster. This GMO “salmon” will then be both genetically modified and farmed, making it yet another step further removed from fresh, wild caught salmon. And as we’ve seen, farmed salmon has its opponents, with possible links to diabetes and more.

This approval comes about despite widespread disapproval by a huge variety of consumer groups, supermarkets, and more. There is absolutely no data on what this altered fish will do to the population who eats it, or the population of salmon in the wild, should it escape from fish farms. I worry this could create new potential causes of cancer and autoimmune diseases.

According to The New York Times, 93% of people would want their food labeled. This approval greatly undermines public confidence in the FDA–our government agency designated to protect public health. It weakens the integrity in our government’s commitment to the health of the American people and to others on the planet.

Is it time to let our legislators know that we cannot support them if they are going to support this kind of activity?

To your health,

Dr. Dattner
Holistic Dermatology & Integrative Medicine