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Belltown Spine & Wellness is an integrated health and wellness center that has helped thousands of people regain their health and vitality in the greater Seattle area. Services are customized and targeted for each individual's health goals.  

Dr. Scott Mindel, Seattle chiropractor and owner of Belltown Spine & Wellness, created the signature 4-step program that is specifically designed to help patients recover from chronic neck and back pain conditions along with using the latest rehabilitation techniques available today.

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Belltown Spine & Wellness practices the state-of-the-art Corrective Biophysics Technique using Mirror Image exercise, adjusting and postural traction to correct the spine, and posture deviations back towards normal alignment and balance. Founder, Dr. Scott Mindel's 4-step Method has helped his patients restore overall health for over two decades in Seattle.

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Dr. Scott Mindel

Dr. Scott Mindel

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Gion Monn

Dr. Gion Monn

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Julie Sutton

Dr. Julie Sutton

Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist
Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Doctor of Chiropractic

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Consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots significantly enhanced provitamin A carotenoid (alpha- and beta-carotene) absorption

and conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A, according to new research published in The Journal of Nutrition.

Vitamin A is involved in reproductive health and growth promotion; it helps support healthy skin, immune function, and vision; and it has antioxidant properties. Provitamin A carotenoids, like alpha- and beta-carotene, impart the orange and yellow colors to many fruits and vegetables. The body converts these plant pigments into an active and usable form of vitamin A.

The research, "Avocado consumption enhances human post-prandial absorption and conversion from a novel high beta-carotene tomato sauce and from carrots," conducted at The Ohio State University and supported by the Hass Avocado Board (HAB), investigated if avocados could help the body better use and absorb vitamin A from carotene-rich foods when eaten together.

Specifically, the research was based on two randomized, two-way crossover feeding studies in 12 healthy men and women. The first study investigated if fresh avocado, when eaten with high beta-carotene tomato sauce, would promote the absorption of provitamin A carotenoids and the conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A. The second study investigated the same outcome, but replaced high beta-carotene tomato sauce with raw carrots.

For the first study, researchers found that compared with a tomato-sauce meal without avocado, the addition of one avocado (150 g):

>>More than doubled (2.4 times) beta-carotene absorption.
>>More than quadrupled (4.6 times) the conversion of provitamin A (inactive vitamin form) to vitamin A (active vitamin form).

Similarly, researchers found in the second study that compared with a raw carrot meal without avocado, the addition of one avocado (150 g):

>>Significantly increased beta-carotene absorption (6.6 times).
>>More than quadrupled (4.8 times) alpha-carotene absorption.
>>Significantly increased (12.6 times) the conversion of provitamin A (inactive vitamin form) to vitamin A (active vitamin form).

"The results of this study strengthen the current body of researchon this topic and complement a previous study conducted in my lab that showed a similar enhancement in carotenoid absorption with one-half of an avocado (75 g)," said Steven Schwartz, PhD, professor, Carl E. Haas Endowed Chair, The Ohio State University. "The results also provide promising clues and a basis for future research to determine avocados' effect on the conversion of provitamin A to vitamin A."

"Pairing certain foods together is more than just about taste–specific foods eaten together can help your body utilize the benefits more effectively. We know that avocado consumers are interested in foods that act like a 'nutrient booster,'" said Nikki A. Ford, PhD, director of nutrition, HAB. "While additional studies are needed to determine if these results can be applied to everyone, the studies' outcomes help to strengthen and advance the body of published research on avocado benefits and their role in everyday healthy living. Avocados are a nutrient-dense, cholesterol-free fruit with naturally good fats, and a delicious and easy way to add more fruits and vegetables to everyday healthy eating plans."

To view the abstract or the full study, visit jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2014/06/04/jn.113.187674.full.pdf+html.

Source: Hass Avocado Board, avocadonutritioncenter.com

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