2014 January

7 Greatest Foods For Your Body

If you want to stay healthy and keep your body in the best condition, you will want to read these 7 foods that keep your bones strong, better hair growth, and prevent diseases.

Kiwi for Your Bones

Eating kiwi will not only help maintain clear skin, it will also promote healthy bones. Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet, says one cup peeled kiwi contains more vitamin C than the equivalent amount of oranges. Plus, it neutralizes free radicals that could lead to things like cancer and heart disease.


Avocado for Shiny Hair

“Long touted as the miracle hair food, they’re high in vitamins B and E which promote a healthy scalp and the growth of new strands,” says Cynthia Pasquella, certified clinical nutritionist, SoCal Cleanse founder. “They’re also full of healthy, monounsaturated fats to plump up and moisturize hair follicles. Talk about shine!”


Oysters for Your Eyes

Not only are oysters full of zinc and selenium, according to Drayer, the high levels of these minerals serve as an antioxidant and help protect you against eye-related disease.



Salmon for Your Heart

Diets high in omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart disease. A study from Diabetes & Metabolism found that omega-3s keep the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline from peaking.



Lentils for Hair Growth

“They’re an ideal source of iron, which is so important for full, lustrous locks!” exclaims Pasquella. “Iron helps bring oxygen to the hair follicles, leading to growth and fullness. This is especially key if you have thin hair.”



Ginger, Turmeric, Cocoa, Cayenne, and Cinnamon for Your Blood

These spices have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the body, says Paula Simpson, BASc, RNCP. They also help balance blood sugar and can be easily incorporated into beverages or even food.



Banana for Your Libido

Loaded with B vitamins, the well-hung fruit helps boost testosterone. According to Lynn Nezin, co-author of Great Food, Great Sex, low testosterone levels can make for a sluggish sex drive in men and women.


At Eastside Dermatology & Skin Care Center we want you to know the best foods for you body and the effects they have. To make an appointment at Eastside Dermatology, give us a call at 614-515-5588 or visit our website.


3 Motivational Tips to Keep You and Your Skin Healthier

Everyone wants to stay healthy and get in good shape. Many people lose interest in exercising and eating a healthy diet everyday. You don’t want to be the person that works hard and eats healthy for a short period of time only to revert back to bad habits and stop exercising. Did you know that working out could actually help your skin stay healthier as well?

According to, by increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keeps them vital.  Exercise helps flush cellular debris out of the system. You can think of it as cleansing your skin from the inside.


Follow these 3 motivational tips to keep you and your skin healthy and on track towards a more beautiful you!

1. Stay Positive around Motivating People

Know people that make you feel good about you, no matter your size or health condition. If you are around people that encourage you to smoke, overeat, or drink too much, find some new friends with new health habits and want a healthier you.

2. Make Simple Daily Changes

You do not have to go all out and make drastic changes in your exercising habits. Actually it is more beneficial to start with small, simple changes towards weight loss and exercise changes each day. The small changes will add up over time and give you a big health boost.

3. Never Go Hungry

The largest cause of over eating is under eating. People will go for too long without eating and then eat way too much when they are starving. Include planned snacks in your daily diet to prevent you from binge eating later in the day. You are allowed to eat treats once a week without feeling guilty. Eat some ice cream or a cookie over the weekend and enjoy every bite!

Instead of making that one large jump from not exercising to going to the gym daily, you should start with a few smaller changes that you will get your body in the motion of training. Many studies have shown that weight loss and health habits that have the best chance of lasting long, are the ones that call for minor, doable changes.

To make an appointment at Eastside Dermatology, give us a call at 614-515-5588 or visit our website. We’ll help you get on your way to beautiful skin any time of the year. More tips to stay healthy can be found on


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