Sunday, October 23, 2011

Guava The Apple of the Tropics

Pineapple Guava fresh from Dr. Pratts' Guava Tree
The Health Benefits of Guava
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Its scientific name is Psidium Guajava. Many have called this Vitamin C rich fruit the apple of the tropics. Quite a common fruit in tropical regions, you can also find guavas growing in Hawaii, Florida and California during the fall and winter months. It is hard not to immediately love this fruit as the sweetness and fragrance of this meaty delicious. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C. A small guava (about 4 oz) fruit contains about four times the amount of vitamin C as an orange. Rich in pectin, folate, phosphorus and carotenoids (most notable lycopene) are also present. It is a good looking pear shaped or round shaped seasonal fruit, light green or yellow or maroon in color from outside when ripe, with white or maroon flesh and lots of small hard seeds enveloping very soft and sweet pulp.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Empowering Your Health Special Health Symposium

Join Scripps Health physicians for a special health symposium and an opportunity to meet some of the best Scripps physicians. Save the date now Saturday November 5, 2011. The Hilton San Diego in Del Mar is the place and this is one event you will not want to miss.
Steven Pratt, MD, will be one of the speakers at this special event. The event is free, but space is limited. Register today by following this link.

Don't miss Dr. Pratt as her speaks about his best selling book SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life. This book is all about the nutrient-rich foods that may play a significant role in disease prevention and achieving optimal health.

Since the book’s publication in 2004, Dr. Pratt has become a recognized authority on the role of nutrition and lifestyle. With expertise in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as ophthalmology, he sees patients in La Jolla, California.

Register here for the Scripps Health Symposium
Empowering Your Health Registration


Saturday, November 5, 2011
7:30 a.m. – Noon


Hilton San Diego/Del Mar
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

Self-parking at the hotel is complimentary.


** A confirmation letter will be sent to the address you provide.

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