Strength vs. Cardio Exercise for Disease Prevention

  It is clear that exercise provides lots of great benefits for our health: it releases endorphins, it eliminates toxins, it is good for digestion, it decreases likelihood of cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes, it helps you fight stress and it keeps your appetite hormones under balance…amongst many other things! However, what type of...
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Health Optimization: Nutrition & Lifestyle Management

  I had the pleasure to present in Madrid for Banco Sabadell and the London Business School alumni club. It was a fantastic opportunity to share some key information about Nutrition & Lifestyle Management. We discussed topics such as: healthy eating habits, brain health, source of our food, digestive system, etc. To access the full...
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Tuna Cannelloni with Béchamel

  One of my mother’s greatest recipes! Also, a very fun way to cook with your children since it is a simple recipe with fun preparation steps. Ingredients: • Half an onion, very well poached • 300 grams canned tuna in olive oil, in small bits • 2 hard boiled eggs, in small bits •...
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The Fear Fallacy

  Have you ever been paralyzed by fear? Maybe before a presentation, a tough personal decision, a job interview, etc. When we have fear we are drawing a reality in our mind that, in many cases, is not real. Unless we are in front of a lion, chances are we are exaggerating the peril in...
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Could Intestinal Permeability be the root cause?

  Disease begins in the Gut. Moreover, what starts in the gut generally doesn’t stay in the gut. For example, food sensitivities may impact gut health and then cause inflammation in other parts of the body such as the joints. Also, most autoimmune diseases have a high correlation to intestinal permeability. What is Intestinal Permeability...
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Stress is making us sick

  The three major causes of chronic disease are: toxins, poor nutrition and stress. The impact of stress on our health is understated. It is tremendous how much stress can affect our health and make us sick. We have two Nervous Systems modes: the Sympathetic and the Parasympathetic one. They are both necessary and they...
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Authentic Paella

  Paella is a delicious dish from Spain, one of my favorites, especially for family and friends gatherings. Did you know that it is not hard to make and is very nutritious? We just need to follow some basic steps, have the right ingredients and add some love to the cooking. Ingredients: • ¼ cup...
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Why do we need Supplements?

  “ I eat a healthy diet, I don’t understand why supplements would be helpful for me”? That is a very fair question. And in fact, we are all different and our nutritional needs may differ. However, there are some strong arguments in favor of using supplements, in general. The overall argument is that the...
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Stomach Acid…Essential for Optimal Health

  One of the most critical gastric juices to ensure optimal gut health is Stomach Acid. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is produced
by parietal cells in the lining of the stomach (pepsin from goblet cells). It is required to denature proteins & isolate/prepare nutrients for absorption. However, many people have suboptimal stomach acid due to various reasons:...
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Autoimmune conditions…an epidemic.

  Inflammation is necessary in our body to fight infection but our body should be able to turn on and off that inflammation as necessary. Inflammation becomes harmful if chronic and/or systemic. Inflammation is
 evidence of the body’s loss of tolerance. Good or bad? Well, it depends, cells secrete chemicals (e.g. cytokines such as interleukins)...
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