• NITRATES: GOOD, BAD, AND PROCESSED MEATS Cooking Terms You May Not Know (Very End of Musings) Michael Block, Newest Sports Darling, A Cinderella Story! BEWARE FAKE BOTOX!!! New Facial Filler, Volux, for jawline and chin enhancement, see pictures! CoolSculpting Up to 50% Off, Call Jackie! Pictures Below Boosalis Baking in Kenwood, the Next Great Pastry Place Skin Care Specials and Update Breast Augmentation Special with Free Juvederm filler or Botox, LAST MONTH! LAST WEEKEND, 78 SHIPMENTS OF FAKE BOTOX WAS CONFISCATED AT CINCINNATI AIRPORT. BE CAREFUL WHO YOU GO TO WHEN GETTING INJECTIONS. OBVIOUSLY, WE RECOMMEND ONLY BOARD-CERTIFIED PHYSICIANS. THIS ALSO HAPPENS WITH SKIN CARE PRODUCTS SOLD ON THE INTERNET. REMEMBER IT’S THE ONLY FACE YOU HAVE!

    Mused after enjoying some pastries from Boosalis baking in Kenwood across from the mall by Trios restaurant. Not since Frieda’s in Madiera have I had such wonderful baked goods. It’s a small place and sells out so go early.”


    Nitrates in cured meats such as bacon, hot dogs, and cold cuts have been linked to some cancers. There are health benefits from nitrates in beets and other vegetables.

    Nitrates are compounds made up of nitrogen and oxygen. Most come from plants such as leafy greens, beets and celery. They are added to processed meats as a preservative or to enhance flavor, color and texture.

    The good from plant nitrates is that when we eat them our body converts them to nitric oxide, which has been shown to help regulate blood pressure and improve circulation. They tend to also be antioxidants and potential anti-inflammatory compounds.

    (Did You Know? Processed meats include: fast food burgers, bacon, sausages, salami (perhaps worst of all), corned beef, jerky, hot dogs, lunch meat, and even chicken nuggets! They can have as much as 400% more sodium than unprocessed meats too.)

    The bad part of nitrates occurs when they are combined with proteins amino acids to form nitrosamines. These have been associated with stomach and colorectal cancers. They may also increase heart disease and diabetes. A World Health Organization report found that eating about 5 slices of bacon a day would increase your risk of cancer by 18%. New York City is eliminating processed meats in public schools and hospitals by 2025.

    Consuming vitamin C and other antioxidant rich foods can help block the production of nitrosamines. Manufacturers are starting to add vitamin C to cured meats. Avoiding higher temperatures may reduce nitrosamine formation also. The best way of limiting nitrosamines is to just reduce the amount of processed meats in your diet.

    I typically eat Boar’s Head meats which are minimally processed, with no artificial ingredients, no preservatives and no antibiotics. Also depends on the type of meat. Oh, and I love a good pepperoni pizza! Maybe just not everyday😉

    -Eatingwell.com, WSJ, MDAnderson.org


    Not ready for a facelift but noticing jawline sagging?
    Want your chin to be more pronounced?

    Here are the areas to be helped:

    Call for a consultation or an injection with little to no downtime 513-793-5772!!

    Breast Augmentations on new patients between now and May 31 are just $6900 for silicone and $6500 for saline implants! Also, you get a free dose of filler such as Juvederm or Botox. This includes surgeon’s fee, anesthesia and OR fees AND implants! Schedule your consultation by May 31 and complete the surgery by June 30. Some restrictions apply. Call for your complimentary consultation.


    Call Jackie at 513-793-5772 for details and to schedule a complimentary consultation.

    Pre and one-month post-CoolSculpting of Abs and Flanks


    Michael Block, Excitement in Golf!

    Believe it or not, there are some stories in golf that everyone can enjoy and be uplifted. Michael Block, a club pro, finished 15th at the PGA tournament, one of the top four tournaments in golf. What’s remarkable is that he’s not someone on the professional golfers tour, he’s someone who you would take lessons from. Can you imagine the person who teaches you golf, tennis, or pickle ball almost winning one of the top tournaments in the country? What made it even more remarkable that towards the end of the tournament he hit a HOLE IN ONE! The ball didn’t even bounce in, it went straight into the hole. In the post-tournament interview he couldn’t stop crying. Sports industry is entertainment, but for one moment it was something we all wish for, rooting for the underdog! Here’s his hole in one: https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/37702837/pga-club-pro-michael-block-posts-first-ace-pga-championship.


    Prices going up…

    On May 1st, services went up but there will be packages for each of them to save in costs. For example, micropeels will be $130 each but a package of 3 will be $360 and a package of 6 will be $660. May’s special will be 50% off for referrals to skin care for micropeels as well as for our patient who made the referral. For new skin care patients.

    Healthy Living,

    Peter McKenna, M.D.

    McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center . 10577 Montgomery Road . Cincinnati . OH . 45242

    Over 30 Years of Improving Lives
    A Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doc” since 1998
    Allergan Top 500 Physician
    Skinceuticals “Flagship” Practice, Only one in Ohio
    (I do write all the emails and have done so since 2007. -PJM)

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