Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 2.19.20 PM

Because I’m in the health field, people periodically ask me about what I do for my health care regimen. My answer is pretty simple. I try to eat a balanced diet which includes protein—fish, chicken, red meat and vegetables, with an emphasis on vegetables, especially dark leafy greens. I do eat grains but only about 10 percent of my diet unless I’ve stepped up my workouts and need more. There are many types of diets out there with all sorts of research backing why they are the best. The one above is what I have chosen and it works for me.

I also exercise daily. The type of workout I do is never planned unless I’m training for a particular event. Otherwise it can be anything from, running, cycling, lifting, stretching, swimming or as of late P90x3. I think it’s important to work out for at least 30 min. a day even if that means to just go out for a brisk walk.

Supplements seem to be the biggest question people have for me and my answer usually is try to get them in the foods you eat. If you have a particular deficiency that is not responding to your diet then by all means take a supplement. Your herbalist or nutritionist can help you find out what supplementation you may need. Personally, on a regular basis, I take black garlic and turmeric. Again, this is my personal regime. Everyone is different and supplemental intake can vary depending on your age, current health and amount of recreation.

As far as skin products, historically I’ve used coconut oil which makes my skin feel and look good and it’s cheap! However, I have added to that as of late. I was introduced to a line of dark chocolates (cocoa is filled with antioxidants that help fight the aging process) and having a weakness for chocolate, I incorporated it into my diet. They have chocolates that have been infused with different supplements. I am taking the one with Maca and L- Arginine which both are said to help with stamina and are good for people who work out regularly. Plus it tastes amazing and I eat one three times per day. This company has other interesting products for skin care that I use as well. The Xophoria anti aging cream and the vitamin C seem to work well for me.

If you would like to try any of their products you can order them by using the following link: Order Now. But again, start with changing your diet and exercise regularly first, then look for additional supplementation.