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Is Sun Damage Reversible?

Now that the warmer weather has come and summer time is right around the corner, the need for sun protection is at its peak. Daily sun exposure can wreak havoc on your skin and have a cumulative effect on its appearance. Whether you get outside once a day to walk your dog or you are a sun goddess bathing in tanning oils for hours on end, the sun is damaging your skin from the moment you step outside. Sun damage is the result of constant UV exposure and limited protection against it. Sun bathing, sunburns, tanning beds, and incorrect use of sunscreen all contribute to the risk of sun damage. Dull uneven tone, freckles, dark marks, age spots and Melasma from pregnancy are all examples of visible sun damage on your skin.


The good thing is, sun damage can be reversed if treated properly and extra precautions are taken in the future. If not treated at all, sun damage will only get worse and become more and more visible. That tiny age spot or dark mark you see today is only the tip of the ice berg; there is more damage lurking below the skin’s surface. With time, those dark marks will make their way to the skin’s surface and give you an overall dull appearance.


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Food Guidelines For Optimal Health

Here are some tips to keep yourself in optimal health as you age.


  • Never skip meals: skipping meals will force your body into starvation mode and cause your metabolism to slow down, basically storing whatever calories you eat. Eat smaller meals more frequently.

  • Eat a lean protein source with every meal: fish, chicken, turkey, lean beef, cottage cheese and legumes. The serving size should be about the size of the palm of your hand and the height of a deck of cards.

  • Avoid high-glycemic carbohydrates: bread, pasta, white rice, cereals, candy, baked goods, pretzels, sweets, etc. High-glycemic foods will increase blood sugar levels, which increases blood insulin levels, causing the body to store fat.

  • Eat three to five servings of fresh vegetables, and one to two servings of fresh fruit every day. Vegetables are an excellent source of phyto-nutrients and fiber. Choose whole fruits, instead of fruit juice because juicing removes the fiber and increases the glycemic index. Avoid corn, potatoes, bananas, dried fruits, and tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, papaya, etc).

Sometimes diet isn’t enough and the intervention of a medical doctor is needed to facilitate the process of weight management.  Dr Justin Saya and his team have developed a proven method for effective fat loss which includes a customized program combining nutritional plans, an exercise routine, hormones, and lipotropic medications. 


Until May 10th, Defy Medical is offering 50% off all Nutrition Consultations. Please contact our office at 813.445.7342 if you would like to schedule an appointment or if you believe you would benefit from any of our programs!

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Santa Fe Salmon Salad

Eating healthy does not need to be boring. Grilled salmon, crip greens, tender corn and peppers, a sprinkle of cheese and a few slices of avocado make this healthy salad something worth repeating. The flavors in this dish are so delicious there is no need for dressing.

Servings: 2

Here's what you need...

  • 2 (3.5 oz) salmon fillets
  • Santa Fe seasoning blend (2 teaspoons cumin, 1 teaspoon coriander, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon thyme, 1/8 teaspoon clove, 1/8 teaspoon allspice, 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon)
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1/8 cup low fat cheese, grated
  • 1/8 cup canned red peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced

1. Coat the salmon fillets with Santa Fe seasoning. On a pre-heated grill, cook for 8-10 minutes on each side, until flaky and cook all the way through. Remove from heat.


2. On 2 plates arrange a bed of lettuce, topped with half of the tomato, corn, cheese, peppers and avocado. Place the fillet on top.


Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 252 calories, 12 fat, 225mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, and 24g protein.