Dear Judith Wellness clients,

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect back on a wonderful year of change and development in the health industry. Research is always changing and your food choices need to adapt too.

Genetic profiling in South Africa has grown tremendously. You can now determine your ancestry genes as well as your health genes, which allows you to optimize your health pathways in this stressful environment we live in.

We do hope your health  journey thus far has been rewarding and successful.

Judith Johnson & Associates has enjoyed the input from two young and enthusiastic members of the team: Stephanie Rouillard and Jenna Bowes (Kloof St and Benmore Gardens, Gauteng).
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Our newsletter today discusses the process of oxidative stress and how important it is for your body to be constantly removing free radicals.
We all know how important raw cruciferous vegetables are for continuous detoxing, so we have included an old favourite recipe of mine: Raw Spinach and Red Cabbage Salad.

Recipe of the month
Get those antioxidants onto your plate with a Raw Spinach and Red Cabbage Salad (Genes to Plate: Page 118). Click the image below for the recipe. 
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Health is your daily choice!

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Oxidative Stress – ‘Human Rusting’
Oxidative Stress is a similar process to the browning of an apple, or the rusting of metal. We can refer to the process as ‘human rusting’ which occurs over time due to the buildup of too many unstable molecules in the body, known as free radicals. These molecules are ‘unstable’ as they are missing an electron, as seen in the picture below:

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A free radical has the potential to harm a healthy cell by stealing its electron, now causing the healthy cell to become unstable. The newly ‘robbed’ cell does the same to its surrounding cells, causing a chain reaction in the body, and an overall increased production of free radicals.
Antioxidants have electrons to give these unstable cells, therefore allowing them to become stable and no longer harmful.

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Oxidative Stress Information
Foods rich in Antioxidant Phytonutrients:
Blackberries, Strawberries, Cranberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Pineapple, Oranges, Kiwi Fruit, Red Cabbage, Spinach, Red Peppers, Broccoli, Artichokes, Pinto Beans, Ground Cloves
Here are some simple ways to jump start getting more phytonutrients in your everyday eating:
  • Make it your goal to include one new plant food (fruit, vegetable, nut, seed, legume) per week.
  • Keep a bowl or container of fresh cut vegetables on the top shelf of the fridge, within easy reach.
  • Use darker vegetables over lighter colored, to maximize nutrient content.
  • Make a switch from mashed white potato to sliced carrots or mashed cauliflower.
  • Toss in red pepper, garlic, onions or broccoli to omelets.
  • Add rinds of lemons or oranges to water, fish or chicken.
  • Try a little bit of every colour at a salad bar.
  • Try Hibiscus Tea or Green tea
  • Be generous with your use of spices.

If you need to order scripted supplements please do so here before the 20th December. Healthy Life Cape Town will be closed from 20th December 2019 to 7th Jan 2020. 

Happy Holidays and Enjoy the Festive Season! 

Fit into your Genes

Embark on a journey of self-discovery as you learn how to optimize how you eat, exercise and extend your vitality through understanding your genes.

Genes to Plate has been written by world-renowned industry leaders in Nutrigenomics and is available here 

All my best,
Judith is a fun loving, outdoor enthusiast who is passionate about people and creating the balance of life through good health. She is a registered consulting dietitian with 25 years of experience in private practice, and is now a consultant at a medical practice in Claremont, as well as the Wellness Warehouse in Kloof St, specializing in gene based personalized nutrition, chronic diseases, sports nutrition, diabetes care, weight management, functional nutrition therapy, holistic well being and complementary medicine

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