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March 31, 2016.
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Stress. The Good News & Bad News…



Are you stressed out? How’s your energy? Are you depressed? Most people tend to be affected by different degrees of stress. But many are allowing themselves to suffer emotionally and physically because they cannot cope with simple, never mind severe, stressful situations…

Do you know that stress shows up as severe fatigue that in turn results in depression? The human body, is made to handle stressful situations, and can benefit from them also! It is a bit difficult to avoid all stress, however, and there are ways to balance the body to maintain a high level of health to survive and handle stress well.

Not ALL stress is unhealthy. If you strengthen and balance the body, this in turn helps us think in a more positive affirmative manner so we can use stress as a motivational tool in our lives.

What puts us at great risk for not being able to cope with severely serious stress? Lack of rest/sleep, work and money problems tend to be at the top of most lists, emotional problems, using ‘stress soothers’ such as coffee, alcohol, drugs and all types of tobacco. And what triggers physical stress for most? Low vitamin and mineral balance, low adrenal function, environmental toxins, allergies, and low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).

I recommend the following powerful combination to feed the adrenals, feed the nerves and stabilize mood to prevent stress induced illness and disease:


Feed your body what it is missing to deal with stress, and use life stresses to make you stronger…

Eat This Fruit To Burn Fat And More… ~


Good Morning and Buenos Dias!
Continuing with healthy eating inspiri, motivi, ans stimuli, let’s talk Metabolism… Want to turn your body into a Fat-Burning machine? Eat more of another fruit I Love, Grapefruit!

According to Medical Daily, ‘Grapefruit provides us with benefits other than vitamin C — from protecting us against certain cancers to boosting our metabolism — keeping us in good health.’

Continued, as per Medical Daily, are the 6 Unexpected Health Benefits Of Grapefruit:

1. Strengthens Immune System

It is well known any fruit rich in vitamin C will strengthen and support our immune system. Vitamin C works with other micronutrients that provide good and regular nourishment for the body. Micronutrient deficiencies of vitamins A, B6, C, and E have been found to alter immune responses in animals and are thought to have a similar effect on the human immune response.  

Maintaining good levels of vitamin C in the body can reduce the severity of cold symptoms, acting as a natural antihistamine. This makes it helpful in controlling allergies, since it reduces histamine levels. “Grapefruit is abundant in vitamin C which help supports the immune system,” Blake said. “Half of a grapefruit provides about 78 percent of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.”

2. Boosts Metabolism

Grapefruit is a popular diet staple among those looking to lose weight. A high metabolism can continue to burn fat in the body even when it is resting. A 2006 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found people who ate half a grapefruit before each meal, without making any other dietary changes, lost an average of 3 and a half pounds over 12 weeks.

The copious amount of enzymes, high-water content, and less sodium helps burn fat easily. Blake said: “While grapefruit does not have any magical fat-burning properties, it is low in calories and is a good source of fiber, which helps keep us full for longer by taking longer to digest. … Grapefruit also has a high water content which can help you feel full and stay hydrated.”

3. Reduces Kidney Stones Risk

Naringenin — known for its bitter taste of grapefruit — has been found to successfully prevent the formation of kidney cysts. According to a report by AlphaGalileo.org, the naturally occurring compound regulates the PKD2 protein that is responsible for the condition. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects not only help prevent the formation of cysts, but also reduce swelling in the kidneys that is caused by fluid retention. Drinking up to a liter of grapefruit juice daily will help reap the greatest benefits in effectively blocking the formation of kidney cysts.

4. Fights Gum Disease

Simply eating two grapefruits a day can prevent and even reverse damage caused by gum disease. A 2005 study published in the British Dental Journal found the daily consumption of grapefruit can reduce gum bleeding for those who suffer from gum disease. The participants in the study also showed an increase in their vitamin C levels, which aids in the repair of gums. Vitamin C, according to Blake, is essential for healthy gums, which helps keep our teeth firmly in place.

5. Protects Against Cancer

The antioxidant vitamin C has been linked to decrease the risk of certain cancers. A 2006 study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found grapefruits help repair damaged DNA in human prostate cancer cells. Naringenin stimulates DNA repair in these cancer cells and protects the body from developing cancer.

“Diets high in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant found in many fruits and vegetables such as grapefruit, had been linked to a reduced risk of cancers of the stomach, colon, bladder, breast, and esophagus,” said Blake. She cautions these results are specific to vitamin C rich foods, rather than supplements.

6. Reduces Stress

You don’t necessarily have to ingest grapefruit to reap its benefits. The smell of citrus fruit can make a difference on curbing our stress and anxiety levels, and depression. A 1995 study published in the Japanese Journal of Psychopharmacology found citrus fragrance restored stress-induced immunosuppression, and induced calm behavior in mice.

Chanté Floreani, an apothecary Artisan and founder of Root Down Botanicals, believes natural fragrance and the science of aromatherapy can inspire well-being of mind, body, and spirit through the “therapeutic power of plants.” Floreani’s three blends, which includes grapefruit to “energize and cheer,” is used in the morning to get the day started with energy and mental alertness. “Each is formulated to respond to the emotional shifts we experience throughout our day by harnessing the therapeutic qualities of pure essential oils,” Floreani told Medical Daily in an email.

Well, my Friends? I believe it speaks for itself… Bring more Grapefruits into the diet for better health. 🙂

I Love This Herb For Women And Men ~


Ah, yes… Damiana.  This is a leaf I love and recommend for All.  Damiana herb was first introduced in the USA in 1874, and has a long history of use in the folk medicine.  Scientifically called ‘Turnera diffusa, T. aphrodisiaca’, Damiana is known world-wide as a tonic that lifts one’s mood, enhances vitality, and is known to have aphrodisiac qualities that stimulate libido, for sexual health in general, and for increasing sex drive and sexual desire in Women and Men, including supporting sexual performance and sexual energy.

The part used is the leaf.  It is also known as a diuretic, for its hypoglycemic properties, its antibacterial properties; is widely used as a nerve tonic as it helps with nervous exhaustion so one can cope with stresses better; a mild natural antidepressant for mild depression.


Ancient Mayas and Aztecs used Damiana as a general tonic to improve health condition. When used on a regular basis, Damiana will help to improve mental stamina and mood. As a sexual tonic, it is a gentle acting remedy that can be taken safely always to enhance libido because it supports the glandular system.

It is interesting to note, however, that boosting sexual desire is not the only property of Damiana.  Native tribes also are known to use it to treat constipation and digestive problems, as well as gastric ulcers, menstrual irregularities, and bed-wetting in children and adults.  Damiana is a precious medicinal plant that I believe all can benefit from. ~

I recommend Damiana in a single herb formula, or have made sure it is a key ingredient in certain herbal formulas I recommend to patients and clients. Click the link below to obtain this exquisite herb and for more information:


Interview: Weight Management, Stress, And Belly Fat… ~


 #waybackwednesday 🙂 April 4, 2013 – Was interviewed Live on stage in front of a live audience by Claudia Ngatuvai on the #NSP morning show, ‘Despierta Sunshine’ (Wake Up Sunshine). Topic: Weight Management, my patients’ Weight Loss Success stories/testimonies, and Stress linked to Weight Gain and Belly Fat. For the full article from my NSP Healthy Living Blog, ‘The Stress Hormone Linked To Weight Gain’, access the following link: http://bit.ly/1QpgUlS 

 #weightloss #bellyfat #weightgain #obesity #fatloss #weightlosssuccess

The Stress Hormone Linked To Weight Gain


Maintain cortisol levels

You know that being in a constant state of stress is bad for you—your overall mood, your focus, and even your health can suffer. But did you know that stress may also affect weight gain?

Researchers have begun to notice a connection between cortisol, a stress hormone, and weight-management indicators, such as calorie consumption and weight gain.

What is cortisol?

Cortisol is a hormone produced in the adrenal glands in response to stress. It promotes the formation of glucose, which is used as fuel during stressful situations. However, excess glucose can be stored by the body as fat.

The research into the link between weight gain and cortisol is ongoing, but it’s always a good idea to try to reduce stress in your life. Fortunately, fighting stress can start with such simple changes as getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet and regular exercise. A deep breath during a stressful situation never hurts, either!

Cortisol supplements for stress management

You can also help manage cortisol levels with a supplement, such as Nature’s Cortisol Formula. This formula contains Relora® to help the body manage stress and maintain cortisol levels already within the normal range. Other key ingredients include:

Banaba, holy basil, chromium and vanadium to help maintain blood glucose levels already within the normal range.

DHEA, a hormone precursor that interacts with the adrenal glands, which may subsequently affect cortisol production.

Decaffeinated green tea extract (60% EGCG).

L-theanine (Suntheanine®, which supports the body during times of stress).

However you choose to manage stress, you’ll benefit both mentally and physically—and you may even see a positive change in your weight, as well.

For more information on Weight Management and Cortisol supplements click HERE.


Adrenal Gland Nutrition. Do You Know What To Feed These Glands?

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. The Adrenal Glands love to receive good food and rest.  If you want to cope with stresses better also, use nutritious foods, mainly foods high in potassium, to keep them healthy. Incorporate foods such as seaweeds and sea veggies which … Continue reading

19 Symptoms That Indicate Your Adrenals Need Support


Newly updated August 2, 2016

This gland is your gland, this gland is my gland.

Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream. These chemical messengers have specialized tasks in the body and control a myriad of bodily functions, including sleep, growth, sexual development, metabolism, tissue repair and more. Glands can become weakened by stress, a poor diet, chemicals in our food and air, and many other factors. Such weakness can manifest as low energy, low sexual desire and other imbalances.

Facts about the glandular system, especially, your adrenal glands:

  1. The adrenal glands, two of the most important glands in our body, are the size of grapes.
  2. The adrenal glands can be weakened by physical and environmental stressors.
  3. Weak adrenal glands are often a cause of low sex drive (low libido) and insomnia.
  4. The glandular system relies on trace minerals for specific nutrition, but food processing often eliminates them from our diet.

How do you know if your adrenal glands need support? Do you have:

  1. constant fatigue?
  2. low blood pressure?
  3. hard, pebble-like stools or constipation?
  4. unusually low sex drive?
  5. craving for salt or salty foods?
  6. mood swings, especially anxiety, panic, or phobia?
  7. feeling colder than those around you?
  8. problems with memory, focus or concentration?
  9. chronic pain in the lower neck and upper back?
  10. nervousness?
  11. inability to concentrate and or confusion?
  12. drinking caffeinated beverages on a daily basis?
  13. extreme sensitivity to odors and/or noises?
  14. lack of the sensation of fullness after eating?
  15. aches and pains of limbs, unrelated to exertion?
  16. mood swings?
  17. vulnerability to food reactions/allergies?
  18. abdominal fat, love handles, a pot belly, etc.?
  19. feelings of apathy? (Feeling that you are not good enough?  Feel like not doing much of anything? Feel like you can’t do things? Feel as though there is no point in doing most things?)

If you answered yes to 4 (four) or more on this list, it may be time to consider using a natural therapy to build the adrenal glands.  If 6 (six) or more items are checked, your adrenal health is likely poor and now is the time to start taking a natural therapy to support your adrenal glands.  Glandular supplements and adrenal supplements help improve overall glandular system health.

Help your adrenal glands and glandular system reach optimum health with the following supplement I recommend:

The Glandular System pack
This pack provides comprehensive support for the glandular system. It contains cello packets with the following supplements:

Master Gland Formula®
Provides vitamins and herbal nutrients to nourish all of the glands of the body.

Helps the body cope with stressful conditions. Supports positive mood and promotes energy.

Adrenal Support
Helps maintain normal adrenal function. Supports the body’s ability to manage stress.

Each packet of the The Glandular System pack contains 1 Master Gland Formula capsule, 2 AdaptaMax capsules and 1 Adrenal Support capsule.

Start your path to a healthier glandular system.


Call Dr. Julissa today at 212.923.6366 and make an appointment to discuss this and other health issues. She is available for in-office appointments, via phone consultations and video Skype consultations.