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                  "Preventive Medicine Without the Side Effects"

       Exercise / Nutrition / Stress Management / Lifestyle


This weeks featured health food tip is:


Avocado is quite an exotic fruit or vegetable depending on your taste buds.  But is actually a fruit and is one of the healthiest foods you can eat on the planet.  Don't let the fat content or calories scare you because they come from very rich sources of nutrients.  The fat in avocados comes from the omega-9 family of fats and is a heart and joint friendly fat.  It is not the type of fat that contributes to inflammation and can be eaten virtually every day.  The way in which you eat avocado is unlimited with creativity being limitless in the way it can be eaten with other foods.  It is great with rice and beans, eggs, fish, salads, turkey, bean, veggie, and beef burgers.

Avocados are also awesome to make with fruit smoothies and shakes.  Don't be afraid to indulge with this type of fatty fruit because it is a very healthy heart and brain fat.  Have fun with this fruit because it will bring a sense of satiety and will curb hunger.  This is one food type that is scientifically substantiated with research. 


L-Tyrosine Overview Information:

Tyrosine is one of the most important of the amino acid family.  It is used in the synthesis of structural proteins.  L-Tyrosine is a powerful amino acid that helps make neurotransmitters for the brain. Neurotransmitters help neurons in the brain communicate with one another controlling everything from mood, hunger to sleep.  Some sources of tyrosine are dairy products, meat, eggs, fish and oats. Tyrosine is an essential amino acid and helps with the building blocks of hormones in the body. Research shows adequate iron in a person's diet helps with the production of phenylalanine hydroxylase. The amino Phenylalanine  converts into L-tyrosine. Beef, seafood, beans and green leafy vegetables are a rich source of iron.

Tyrosine is involved in so many vital functions, however chronic stress can deplete tyrosine from the body. Tyrosine in food or supplementation form can help prevent depletion.  Some touted benefits of Tyrosine are the reduction in depression, mood disorders, Parkinson’s disease and in some cases Alzheimer’s disease, fatigue, and stroke.  Tyrosine has also shown promise in increased memory for some individuals. It also plays a vital role in the regulation of cortisol.  It is the precursor of melanin, and can enhance the function of the pituitary and adrenal glands. This is a great amino acid to take if you are under a lot of stress or demands in the family or workplace.  With so many people overworked and sleep deprived, L-Tyrosine can help offset deficiencies by producing dopamine and epinephrine, two chemicals that are highly depleted during stress.  One of the benefits of this amino acid is that the benefits can be felt in a short amount of time.  The recommended amount can vary from 500-2000mgs.  The higher the stressor, the higher the need. 

Be sure before taking this nutrient you consult with your doctor if you have any health issues. 

Caution Notice 

L-tyrosine has several theoretical interactions where caution is warranted. It may raise thyroid hormone production since it is a precursor for its synthesis, so those with a hyperactive thyroid should be wary. Also, it may interact with MAOIs leading to a hypertensive crisis. Additionally, it could theoretically block the uptake from the gut of some drugs that resemble certain amino acids such as levodopa. Finally, since it is a precursor for stimulatory neurotransmitters, it may interact with or potentiate the effects of other drugs or supplements that are stimulatory as well, along with drugs that affect dopamine and norepinephrine productions.



   Total Body Care In Action

Take action for a healthy total body and not just parts of you.  At Total Body Care, we approach wellness by testing the brain, the blood, and hormones.  Don't settle when it comes to your health.  Very few trainers and practitioners approach wellness with a Total Body approach.  With Total Body Care, we do a mental health assessment, we test your brain neurotransmitters through Neurogistics advanced brain technology.  We've also partnered with Life Extension where we offer testing for full blood work, levels of hormones and your stress levels.  All of our testing is provided by licensed medical doctors and Lab Corp certified lab facilities.  We're waiting for your call to get you on your way to Total Body Care.   


The focus of Total Body Care is to educate, provide information on disease prevention, and to bring balance to the lives of people we work with.  Our services include seminars on health, consulting in the areas of fitness, nutrition, stress management, lunch and learn sessions, one-on-one personal training, and after care for patients following an illness, surgery or referral from a physician. 

Total Body Care's approach will help clients make sound health decisions and decipher between what works and fads.  All of our information is from the latest scientific data and research, as we approach wellness with an emphasis on total body care including exercise, nutrition, stress management, supplementation, and lifestyle. 

We sincerely care about your health and want to provide you with the safest, ethical, and reliable information available.  Our focus is on you and not a product we sell.  We are available for one-on-one consulting, group seminars, or health fairs. 


NOTE: The information we provide is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any condition.  Total Body Care provides information for educational purposes.    

Together TBC and the AHA can help win this battle
Total Body Care in its 17th year continues to work with the American Heart Association in the fight against Cardiovascular Disease - The number 1 killer of any disease.  Through our community outreach we continue to educate the public on prevention and the latest research and natural alternatives to win this fight.  Click on the American Heart Association's link below to learn more about CVD. 





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