Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dr. Andrew Weil and Healthy Living

Dr Weil has committed his life “to being the leading resource for health care education, information, products, and services and to providing consumers with a range of best-in-class products and services to enhance their health and well-being and help them live a lifestyle guided by the philosophy of integrative medicine.”

As the Founder and director of the Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona, where he is also clinical professor of medicine and professor of public health, his opinion and expertise is widely regarded around the world. He is an internationally recognized expert on integrative medicine, medicinal plants, mind-body interactions, and the future of medicine and health care.

He has used his knowledge and commitment to ultimate health to improve all areas of our lives. From supplements to cosmetics Dr. Weil has investigated, improved and produced a large number of products all designed to improve the health and lifestyle of people around the world. He’s even created a line of pet-food to enhance and improve the lives of our furry friends.

Most recently Dr Weil has partnered with Spring Switzerland, a division of Waterford Wedgwood, to create a line of kitchen appliances. The cookware is made of a 5 ply bonded 18/10 steel rather than the typical 3 ply.

It is designed to ensure that user’s food does not come into contact with the aluminum of the various products. Specially formulated "rolled edges" prevent your ingredients from interacting with the aluminum. Why go to such great lengths? There are many studies and theories on the effects of aluminum and the development of neurological problems including Alzheimer' disease.

In addition to a sleek modern design and easy to use cookware Dr Weil’s appliances come with a lifetime warranty. Whether you’re steaming, blending or juicing Dr Weil’s cookware is designed to help you live the happy, healthy life you deserve. He even donates all of his after tax profits to the Weil Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting integrative medicine through training, education and research.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Marinade Meat in a Snap

Summertime days seem to slip away so quickly that many find themselves standing in front of the refrigerator searching for something to make for dinner just about the same time their stomach is telling them it’s past time to eat. A refrigerator full of meats and sauces is all well and good, particularly if you have a grill just waiting out the door. How do you handle the marinating time required by most sauces when your stomach is growling now?

You have a few choices…

Choice #1 Throw the meat on the grill and forget about the marinade. This choice works fine for those urgent situations when you don’t care that the meat is tough and tasteless you’re just glad to have food in your stomach however if you like to enjoy what you’re eating, this isn’t the best option.

Choice #2 Marinate it for 15 minutes even though the package says “marinate overnight” and hope for the best. This option is about as effective as option number one. The marinade hasn’t had a chance to soak into the meat and therefore you’re let with a hint of flavor if the marinade on the surface hasn’t burned off the meat all together.

Choice #3 Go out to eat or call for pizza and forget about that meat. All too often this is the choice we fall back on however with the rising cost of gas, groceries and take out or restaurant meals this isn’t the most economical or healthy option. Besides, we want to keep looking good in our swimsuit, right? Eating out definitely doesn’t help with those plans!

Choice #4 Grab the Reveo™ MariVac™ Food Tumbler from the cupboard, place your meat and your marinade in the tumbler and marinate your food in mere minutes rather than hours. The Reveo MariVac works by using a high powered vacuum which sucks air from the barrel. This vacuum process stretches the meat’s fibers which in turn pulls moisture and marinade all the way through the meat. The tumbling action works to massage the meat making your next meal a tender, juicy meal in minutes rather than hours.

You’re starving, the sun is getting low in the sky and the hungry eyes of your family members are looking at you for sustenance. What do you choose? Grab the healthy meat of your choice and your favorite marinade and do yourself and your family right!