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Healthy Eating
« on: May 18, 2014, 01:18:58 am »
https://youtu.be/AEUxk12U9ZQ

Michael Pollan: The Omnivore's Dilemma
 
Speech at Williams College 
Michael Pollan
Sunlight, Grass, Animals= Healthy Food Chain 

 Author Michael Pollan offer us an amusing, engaging, very funny and informative presentation in this speech he gave at Williams College in 2007.

 It's a overview of Michael Pollan's work, mostly covering territory explored in The Omnivore's Dilemma (2006). Almost everything about America's food production and consumption is crazy, upside down and the consequences are terrible.

 At about 13 minutes in, there is a hilarious rant on corn - how it permeates everything! And it's not only in our food, not only in ethanol...everyday items you never thought of can be traced back to corn! The supermarket ITSELF... yes, building materials!

 This video can be enjoyed as a radio show,   as there is no visual presentation. Just turn it on and laugh, learn and be enriched by this amazing material. 

 --Bibi Farber

 For more information on Michael Pollan see: www.michaelpollan.com
- See more at: http://www.nextworldhealthtv.com/videos/foods-that-heal/michael-pollan-the-omnivores-dilemma.html#sthash.1KloMrCm.dpuf

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Re: Healthy Eating
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 03:23:52 pm »
Why Coffee Is Good for You

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Coffee, believe it or not, happens to be the biggest source of antioxidants in the Western diet,  :o   ;D  outranking both fruits and vegetables, combined.
http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/16/why-coffee-is-good-for-you/#comment-1490237495

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Re: Healthy Eating
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2014, 05:47:30 pm »
Top 10 Destructive Nutrition Lies Ever Told   :o

https://youtu.be/bHhCP5ad-zM
The Coca Cola Commercial that will NEVER be seen on TV in our Corporatocracy 

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Story at-a-glance

By Dr. Mercola

There is no shortage of health advice out there, and no shortage of bad advice to go along with it. Some misguided notions are harmless—but others are outright dangerous and can lead you down the road to chronic health problems and may even trim years off your life.

It is critically important to decipher fact from fiction. Many nutrition myths get repeated over and over until they are mistaken for truth, especially when perpetually spread by public health authorities.

But the good news is that slowly, the real truth finally appears to be reaching mainstream audiences, as evidenced by the eagerness of satirists to take a jab at the food industry, as in the clever Coca-Cola parody featured above.

In an article addressing destructive nutrition lies, Kris Gunnars of Authority Nutrition1 is among those admirably trying to bust the dangerous dietary myths that continue being spread by so many nutritionists. I agree with the majority of his points, but have added a few others that I believe to be important. Read on for my own top 10 list, which builds upon his.

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Lie #1: Breakfast Is the Healthiest Meal of the Day, and You Should Eat Many Small Meals a Day
Lie #2: Saturated Fat Causes Heart Disease
Lie #3: High Omega-6 Seed and Vegetable Oils Are Good for You
Lie #4: Artificial Sweeteners Are Safe Sugar Replacements for Diabetics, and Help Promote Weight Loss
Lie #5: Soy Is a Health Food
Lie #6: Whole Grains Are Good for Everyone
Lie #7: Genetically Engineered Foods Are Safe and Comparable to Conventional Foods
Lie #8: Eggs Are Bad for Your Heart
Lie #9: Low-Fat Foods Prevent Obesity and Heart Disease
Lie #10: Carbs Should Be Your Biggest Source of Calories

Now for the #1 Truth... 

The more you can eat like your ancestors, the better—fresh whole foods, locally and sustainably raised, and foods that are minimally processed or not processed at all.

These are the types of foods that your genes and biochemistry are adapted to and will provide you with the ability to reverse and prevent most diseases.

You will find these at your local farmer's market, food co-op, or in your own backyard garden. And you will be amazed at the positive changes you'll see in your health when you "clean up" your diet!

Be wary of nutritional advice from mainstream "experts" as it may not be based on science—or based on bad information that is several decades outdated.

Truthful, accurate information is your number one weapon in taking control of your health.
 

Full details on each lie at link below:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/16/top10-nutritional-myths.aspx
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Re: Healthy Eating
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 07:40:41 pm »
Plants are poison — and that just may be why they keep us healthy


The health effects of antioxidants came up recently because a study found that organic food has more of them. Now science writer Moises Velasquez-Manoff has a fascinating story on a theory that upends conventional wisdom about antioxidants.

The original idea was that antioxidants were good because they sopped up molecules called “reactive oxygen species” (ROS) that are released by stress and bounce around cells, wrecking havoc. This new theory suggests that we need the stress, and it’s our bodies’ reaction to that (producing our own internal antioxidants) that really does us good.

In other words, it’s the whole system that’s important — piling on more antioxidants from outside alone basically accomplishes nothing. Here’s Velasquez-Manoff:



Exercise accelerates the burning of fuel by your cells. If you peer into muscles after a jog, you’ll see a relative excess of those supposedly dangerous ROS — exhaust spewed from our cellular furnaces, the mitochondria. If you examine the same muscle some time after a run, however, you’ll find those ROS gone. In their place you’ll see an abundance of native antioxidants. That’s because, post-exercise, the muscle cells respond to the oxidative stress by boosting production of native antioxidants. Those antioxidants, amped up to protect against the oxidant threat of yesterday’s exercise, now also protect against other ambient oxidant dangers.

Contrary to the ROS dogma, [scientist Michael] Ristow realized, the signal of stress conveyed by the ROS during exercise was essential to this call-and-response between mitochondria and the cells that housed them. To improve health, he figured, perhaps we shouldn’t neutralize ROS so much as increase them in a way that mimicked what happened in exercise. That would boost native antioxidants, improve insulin sensitivity, and increase overall resilience.

But we also see a true health benefit from eating plants. This may be because Fruits and Vegetables Are Trying to Kill You — to quote the title of Velasquez-Manoff’s piece. That is: The toxins produced by veggies stimulate the same kind of stress response as exercise and give your system a work out.

Obviously it’s still too early to make specific dietary recommendations based on this thinking (though someone will be trying to turn this into a lucrative diet fad in 5, 4, 3 …). I still stick with my don’t worry, be happy, eat veggies theory of nutrition. But check out this fascinating essay, and glory in the weirdness of the notion that we might just need toxins to keep us healthy.

Nathanael Johnson (@savortooth on Twitter) is Grist's food writer and the author of All Natural: A Skeptic's Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier.

http://grist.org/food/plants-are-poison-and-that-just-may-be-why-they-keep-us-healthy/
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 01:46:16 am »
“Given the virus’s abundance and how widespread it is, it is probably going to be very important for understanding the ecology of the human gut,”
Homo Sap GUT CHECK!  

Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered

Scientists identify a bacteriophage that is highly abundant in the gut bacteria of people around the world.

By Jef Akst | July 29, 2014

SNIPPET:

Fecal samples from people in the United States, Europe, and Asia have revealed a new type of gut bacteriophage, called crAssphage, which infects Bacteroides, microbes linked to obesity and diabetes, according to a study published last week (July 24) in Nature Communications. The previously unknown virus may be among the most abundant in the human gut, and could impact one’s weight as a result of its effects on host bacteria.


PURTY LITTLE THING, AIN'T IT? :P

We suspect this virus is very important in regulating the number of these bacteria [the Bacteroides] in the intestine,” lead author Robert Edwards, a computational biologist at San Diego State University, told NPR’s Goats and Soda. “We’ve basically found it in every population we’ve looked at. If we tested Africans, we think we’d find it in them, too.”

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Re: Healthy Eating
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015, 09:47:20 pm »

Avocado Varieities

How Avocado Can Help Improve Your Cholesterol, Heart, and Brain Health

January 19, 2015

By Dr. Mercola


Avocados are an excellent source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy, while being low in fructose. Not surprisingly, improved weight management1,2 is one of the health benefits of avocado consumption, and its high-fat, low-sugar content is likely a key factor contributing to this effect.

Research3 has also found that avocados are helpful for regulating your blood sugar levels. This is an important benefit for most people, considering that one in four American are either diabetic or pre-diabetic.

According to the California Avocado Commission, a medium Hass avocado contains about 22.5 grams of fat, two-thirds of which is monounsaturated.

They also provide close to 20 essential health-boosting nutrients, including:
•Fiber
•Vitamin E
•B-vitamins
•Folic acid
•Potassium (more than twice the amount found in a banana), which can help balance your  vitally important potassium to sodium ratio


Due to its beneficial raw fat content, avocado enables your body to more efficiently absorb fat-soluble nutrients (such as alpha- and beta-carotene and lutein) in other foods eaten in conjunction.

One 2005 study4 found that adding avocado to salad allowed the volunteers to absorb three to five times more carotenoids antioxidant molecules, which help protect your body against free radical damage.

An Avocado a Day May Help Lower Bad Cholesterol 

Previous research has suggested that avocados might help improve lipid profiles, both in healthy individuals and in those with mild hypercholesterolemia (elevated cholesterol levels). 

In one such study,5 healthy individuals saw a 16 percent decrease of serum total cholesterol level following a one-week long diet high in monounsaturated fat from avocados.

In those with elevated cholesterol levels, the avocado diet resulted in a 17 percent decrease of serum total cholesterol, and a 22 percent decrease of both LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides, along with an 11 percent increase of the so-called “good” HDL cholesterol.

More recently, researchers at Pennsylvania State University tested three different cholesterol-reducing diets, to assess and compare their effectiveness.6,7,8 Forty-five overweight participants were enrolled in the study, and were assigned to follow one of the tree diets:
1.Low-fat diet, where saturated fats were substituted for more carbohydrates, including plenty of fruit and whole grains
2.Moderate-fat diet (without avocado), where saturated fats were substituted with monounsaturated fats in the form of canola and sunflower oil. About 34 percent of daily calories came from fat, but aside from that, it was very similar to the low-fat diet, which included poultry and low amounts of red meat

3.Moderate-fat diet with avocado. Aside from including one whole Hass avocado per day, this diet was identical to the other moderate-fat diet, and the overall fat ratio was the same

The results, reported by the NPR,9 “surprised” the researchers:


“At the end of the study, the researchers found that the avocado diet led to significant reductions in LDL cholesterol, compared with the other two diets.

To put the difference in perspective, the avocado diet decreased LDL cholesterol about 14 milligrams per deciliter of blood. Compare that with a decrease of about 7 mg/dL for the low-fat diet, and about a 8 mg/dl drop from the moderate-fat diet.

"I was surprised to see the added benefit [of the avocado]," Penny Kris-Etherton, a nutrition scientist at Penn State and the lead author of the study, tells us." It's something in the avocado" other than just the fat composition, she says.”

All Fats Are Not Created Equal

It’s worth noting that canola and other vegetable oils (used in the moderate-fat diets in the featured study) are typically hydrogenated, which  means they contain trans fats, and trans fats wreak havoc on your heart and cardiovascular health. So I for one am not surprised at the results of this study.

Previous research10 has actually shown that replacing saturated fats with carbohydrates and omega-6 polyunsaturated fats (found in soybean, corn, and safflower oil) leads to increased small, high-density LDL particles, increased oxidized LDL, and reduced HDL.

Research has confirmed that large LDL particles do not contribute to heart disease. The small, dense LDL particles, however, do contribute to the build-up of plaque in your arteries, and trans fat increases small, dense LDL. (Saturated fat, on the other hand, increases large, fluffy—and benign—LDL.)

Research has also shown that small, dense LDL particles are increased by eating refined sugar and carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, and most processed foods. Together, trans fats and refined carbs do far more harm than saturated fat ever possibly could. One tool designed to help you eliminate trans fats are the Naturally Savvy Get Healthy Challenges that I helped create.

A Note on the DASH Diet...

On a brief side note: In the CBS video above, they also make mention of the DASH diet, which has been found to lower blood pressure by as much as five points, rivaling the effects of blood pressure lowering medications.

The DASH diet is quite similar to the Mediterranean diet, promoting the consumption of vegetables, fruits, lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy, and recommends avoiding sugars, red meat, and salt.

Many believe that the low-sodium is responsible for its success. However, there’s compelling evidence suggesting that the real reasons it works so well for both hypertension and weight loss is because it increases potassium and restricts your intake of fructose—as does the Mediterranean diet.

Fructose is actually a far more important factor than salt when it comes to hypertension. The connecting link between fructose consumption and hypertension lies in the uric acid produced. Uric acid is a byproduct of fructose metabolism, and increased uric acid levels drive up your blood pressure.

Now, when you reduce sugar in your diet (from sources such as added sugars, processed fructose, grains of all kinds, and processed foods), you need to increase the amount of healthy fat. And avocado is an excellent choice to bolster your fat consumption and overall nutrition.

I have been consuming an avocado daily for the last several years. On most days, I will add a whole avocado to my salad, which I eat for lunch. This increases my healthy fat and calorie intake without seriously increasing my protein or carbohydrate intake. You can also add about ¼ to 1/3 of an avocado as a healthy banana substitute when making smoothies or your protein shake.

Avocado Benefits Your Heart and Brain

Besides its beneficial influence on your cholesterol, avocados have also been found to provide other heart-healthy benefits. For example, one interesting 2012 study11 found that eating one-half of a fresh medium Hass avocado with a hamburger significantly inhibited the production of the inflammatory compound Interleukin-6 (IL-6), compared to eating a burger without fresh avocado.

Also, just like avocado does not raise your blood sugar levels, fresh avocado did not increase triglyceride levels beyond what was observed when eating the burger alone, despite the avocado supplying extra fat and calories. According to lead author David Heber, MD, PhD, the findings offer “promising clues” about avocado’s ability to benefit vascular function and heart health. Healthy fats are also vital for optimal brain function, and for the prevention of degenerative brain disorders like Alzheimer’s. As noted in a recent issue of Scientific American:12


“The brain thrives on a fat-rich, low carbohydrate diet, which unfortunately is relatively uncommon in human populations today,” reports David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain. “Mayo Clinic researchers showed that individuals favoring carbohydrates in their diets had a remarkable 89 percent increased risk for developing dementia as contrasted to those whose diets contained the most fat.

Having the highest levels of fat consumption was actually found to be associated with an incredible 44 percent reduction in risk for developing dementia.” ...‘Good’ fats include monounsaturated fats, found abundantly in olive oil, peanut oil, hazelnuts, avocados and pumpkin seeds, and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 and omega 6), which are found in flaxseed oil, chia seeds, marine algae oil and walnuts.”

To Maximize Benefits, Peel Your Avocado the Right Way


Interestingly, the manner in which you de-skin your avocado can affect how much of its valuable phytonutrients you get out of it. UCLA research has shown that the greatest concentration of beneficial carotenoids, for example, is located in the dark green fruit closest to the inside of the peel. In 2010, the California Avocado Commission issued guidelines for getting the most out of your avocado by peeling it the right way.13

To preserve the area with the greatest concentration of antioxidants, you’re best off peeling the avocado with your hands, as you would a banana:

1.First, cut the avocado length-wise, around the seed
2.Holding each half, twist them in the opposite directions to separate them from the seed
3.Remove the seed
4.Cut each half, lengthwise
5.Next, using your thumb and index finger, simply peel the skin off each piece


How to Get More Avocado into Your Diet

While avocado is commonly eaten raw, on salad or alone, there are many other ways to include avocado in your diet. Its creamy, mild flavor tends to go well with many foods, making it a refreshing and nutritious addition to various recipes. For example, you can use avocado:
•As a fat replacement in baking. Simply replace the fat called for (such as oil, butter, or shortening) with an equal amount of avocado
•As a first food for babies, in lieu of processed baby food
•In soups. For examples, see Lucy Lock’s Chilled Mediterranean Soup, or her Raw Creamy Carrot Soup
•As a banana substitute in smoothies or your protein shake

The California Avocado Commission’s website14 contains hundreds of unique recipes that include avocado. All in all, avocado may be one of the most beneficial superfoods out there, and may be particularly valuable if you’re struggling with insulin and leptin resistance, diabetes, or any other risk factors for heart disease. Last but not least, avocados are also one of the safest fruits you can buy conventionally-grown, as their thick skin protects the inner fruit from pesticides.

On top of that, avocados have been rated as one of the safest commercial crops in terms of pesticide application,15 so there’s no real need to spend extra money on organic avocados.  ;D

I’ve had my own team test avocados from a variety of growers in different countries, sold in several major grocery stores, and they all tested free and clear of harmful chemicals. For more fun and interesting avocado facts, check out the following infographic.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/01/19/avocado-helps-lower-bad-cholesterol.aspx
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2015, 12:52:25 am »
MUST WATCH VIDEO!  :o 
EVERYTHING you have been told about Cholesterol is WRONG!  >:(
https://youtu.be/omTrIST4XK0
EIGHT decades of research by this scientist PROVES that the REAL CULPRIT is trans fats!

The Unexpected Implications of Industry Involvement in Trans Fat Research

February 22, 2015


http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/02/22/trans-fat-research-bias.aspx
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2015, 08:01:02 pm »
 
Guidelines on Fat and Cholesterol Should Never Have Been Made

Steve Nissen, chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, told USA Today:5
“It’s the right decision. We got the dietary guidelines wrong. They’ve been wrong for decades.” This message was echoed in Time Magazine, which recently reported that:

n the latest review6 of studies that investigated the link between dietary fat and causes of death, researchers say the guidelines got it all wrong.  :o In fact, recommendations to reduce the amount of fat we eat every day should never have been made.”

Low-fat diets saw a real upswing in 1977, but according to research published in the Open Heart journal,7 led by Zoe Harcombe, PhD, there was no scientific basis for the recommendations to cut fat from our diet in the first place.


What’s worse, the processed food industry replaced fat with large amounts of sugar  >:(  :P , While Dr. Harcombe shies away from making any recommendation about how much dietary fat might be ideal, she suggests that the take-home message here is to simply “eat real food.”

I have to say, it’s refreshing to finally see that message being repeated in the mainstream media. As reported by Time Magazine:8

“The less adulterated and processed your diet is, the more nutrients and healthy fats, proteins and carbohydrates your body will get, and the less you’ll have to worry about meeting specific guidelines or advice that may or may not be based on a solid body of evidence.”

Processed Fructose Affects Your Body Like Alcohol

The low-fat craze led to an avalanche of new processed food products, promising to benefit both your waistline and your heart. Alas, nothing could have been further from the truth.

When fat was removed, sugar was added in, and this has led to a massive increase in obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. As it turns out, your body metabolizes fructose in the same way it metabolizes ethanol, creating the same toxic effects.

Unlike glucose, which can be used by virtually every cell in your body, fructose can only be metabolized by your liver, because your liver is the only organ that has the transporter for it.

Since nearly all fructose gets shuttled to your liver, and, if you eat a typical Western-style diet, you consume high amounts of it, fructose ends up taxing and damaging your liver in the same way alcohol and other toxins do.

In fact, when you compare the health outcomes of fructose versus alcohol consumption, you see the diseases they cause are virtually identical:

Full article and video:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/02/25/new-dietary-guidelines-fat-cholesterol.aspx
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Is Opting Out Of Processed Food The New Eating Disorder?  ???

March 4, 2015 | By Daisy Luther | Business, General Health, Propaganda, Sleuth Journal

diet


It’s time for an intervention. We need to talk.


Are you concerned about the stuff they call “food” at the grocery store?     Do you opt for whole foods most of the time, and feel unwell if you eat so-called “junk food”?     Are your views about food causing you to make changes in your day-to-day life?    Do you believe there is a connection between the food you eat and your physical and mental well-being?   

Then, it’s time to face reality.  If you choose to eat food without chemicals on a regular basis, you, my friend, are mentally ill.


It’s called Orthorexia Nervosa.
 

A study found on PubMed explains. (Wow, it’s like they know me.  ;D

Orthorexia  is an obsessive-compulsive process characterized by extreme care for and selection of what is considered to be pure ‘healthy’ food. This ritual leads to a very restrictive diet and social isolation as a compensation. Orthorexics obsessively avoid foods which may contain artificial colours, flavours, preservant agents, pesticide residues or genetically modified ingredients, unhealthy fats, foods containing too much salt or too much sugar and other components. The way of preparation, kitchenware and other tools used are also part of the obsessive ritual. 

Huh.  They say that like it’s a bad thing.

Don’t despair. If you’re a sufferer, there’s help.  ;D

The same study states:


Treatment of orthorexia require a multidisciplinary team 
involving physicians    , psychotherapists    and dietitians  . In some cases, antiserotoninergic drugs         may be required as part of the treatment.


So the long and the short of it? 

If you want to be healthy, you’re sick. You need a team of doctors and dietitians to cure you from trying to be healthy. And maybe some medicine. The desire for good health is an illness, and Big Pharma and Big Medical wants you to be better. And by better, they mean you should have no hesitation whatsoever about consuming the garbage passed off as food in the grocery stores. 

Wow, I’ll bet that raising as much of my own food as possible really means I’m in need of intervention.  ;) ;D

Just to clear up any confusion, it’s not about weight loss.  Doctor Thomas Dunn  is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Northern Colorado who co-authored a paper in Psychosomatics, outlining the diagnostic criteria for the disorder. “It’s different than going overboard because you want to be skinny. Rather, it’s linked to people who are trying to be as healthy as they can be.” (source: New American)

Corporations are losing money when you make healthy choices.   

Full excellent article    at link:
http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/opting-processed-food-new-eating-disorder/
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Seven Essential Keys to Rehabilitate Your Gut, from Birth to Death

In his book, Dr. Perlmutter delves into seven essential keys for rehabilitating your gut, starting at birth.

1. Vaginal birth Do everything you can to avoid a Caesarian section. When you elect to deliver a child via Caesarian section – and there are times when it needs to be done to save the life of the mother or the baby—understand that by and large, you're tripling the risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and doubling the risk for autism in your child. You're also dramatically increasing the risk that your child will struggle with obesity, type 1 diabetes, and allergies. These are all inflammatory issues that are dramatically increased in children born via Caesarian section.

 Dr. Perlmutter describes a simple and elegant technique developed by researchers at Yale University, whereby an organic gauze sponge is placed in the birth canal before the mother who is going to have a C-section is given the IV antibiotics. The sponge is then removed, the antibiotics are given, and as soon as the baby is born, the sponge is placed over the baby's face, inoculating the child with its mother's bacteria. This could be a good adjunct anytime a Caesarian is required. Unfortunately, at present it's unlikely you'd be able to get your doctor to do it. 

2. Breastfeeding Aside from providing the most appropriate nutrients, breast feeding also affects your child's microbiome via bacterial transfer from skin contact.

3. Antibiotics When you change your microbiome, certain groups of bacteria tend to be favored, such as the Firmicutes group. When present in excess, Firmicutes increase your risk of obesity. Animal research shows that when you change the animals' microbiome using antibiotics, they gain weight. We also give antibiotics to cattle to make them fatter, faster. The same thing occurs in your body, which is why avoiding unnecessary antibiotics is so important.

 Disinfectant products like antibacterial soaps and hand gels also fall into this category and should be avoided as much as possible.

4. Refined sugar and processed fructose  Sugar and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) preferentially increases the growth of pathogenic disease-causing bacteria, fungi, and yeast, so limiting the amount of refined and processed sugars in your diet is a key dietary principle for gut health.

 According to Dr. Perlmutter, fructose in particular promotes gut dysbiosis, and there's also a good correlation between fructose consumption and the levels of LPS, the inflammatory marker that shows your gut is leaking.

 Fructose is also far more aggressive in terms of causing glycation of protein than other sugars, meaning high levels of sugar in your blood that bind to proteins. This too is correlated with leaky gut, and may explain why fructose consumption is related to increased gut permeability, and inflammatory diseases like obesity.

5. Genetically engineered foods and pesticides Avoid genetically engineered foods. As noted by Dr. Perlmutter: "Yes, there is a clear and present danger in the notion of genetically modifying the food that we share with our gut bacteria. The gut bacteria are expecting the type of food that they have been provided for a couple of million years. 

Suddenly, we're introducing foods that are genetically unlike anything the human microbiome has ever seen. The research that allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow genetically modified food has not even considered looking at the effects of GMOs on the human microbiome."

Glyphosate, which is liberally used on genetically engineered Roundup Ready crops, and many non-organic non-GMO crops as well, has also been found to alter the human microbiome, so genetically engineered foods deliver a double assault on your gut bacteria every time you eat it.

"We're poisoning the food that we eat. If that's not bad enough, that's the food we're feeding our microbiome, which are going to determine whether we live or die," Dr. Perlmutter says. "It's a bit of a worry."

6. Probiotic foods Focus on eating probiotic foods, such as fermented vegetables, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, and kombucha (a fermented drink). A broad-spectrum probiotic supplements may also be advisable—especially if you have to take a course of antibiotics.

7. Prebiotic fiber Consume plenty of prebiotic fiber. Not all fibers are prebiotic, so not any old fiber will do the job here. Whole foods are the best. Examples include dandelion greens, which can be lightly sautéd, Mexican yam or jicama that can be chopped up raw and put in your salad.

 Onions and leeks are also excellent choices.
These kinds of foods will allow your gut bacteria to flourish, which is the key to health, disease resistance, and longevity.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/05/17/gut-bacteria-brain-health.aspx


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What’s the Verdict on Olive Oil: Is it Good or Bad for You?     

Dr. Mark Hyman | June 2, 2015 1:39 pm

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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2015, 07:18:21 pm »
“The Sioux Chef” dishes on the past — and future — of Native American cuisine

By Madeleine Thomas  on 24 Jun 2015

SNIPPET:


On “oppression food.”

Almost all Native American communities were basically forcibly removed from their traditional food systems, which threw a wrench into everything.

You saw fry bread become integrated into native communities across the board, but only because it was “oppression food,” really. It was something that kept them alive, but it wasn’t really healthy for anybody. Because it had passed through so many generations, people were talking more about their grandmother’s fry bread recipe than they were about the cool sauce they were making from wild greens or roots.

On why Native American food should be the next big thing.

I think native communities are really still recovering from what happened to them. Across the board, all Native American people have had a pretty dark history with the United States.

There’s a lot of great positivity we can offer and I think our food system is a huge one that should be all over the place. There should be Native American restaurants all over the nation that really show how diverse the United States is in culture and cuisine — not just beer and burgers at every stop you go to.

There’s so many different food systems, and so many different cultures and religions within Native America, so that should really be the focus. 

Someday, I hope we see more Native American restaurants across the board.

http://grist.org/people/sioux-chef-dishes-on-the-past-and-future-of-native-american-cuisine/
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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2015, 05:50:10 pm »
https://youtu.be/jPkRdAfuwjg
Proper Nutrition and Exercise are the KEY to Cardiovascular health.
The importance of Vitamin K2 as opposed to the TOTALLY DIFFERENT Vitamin K1, is explained.


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Rock star gives $100,000 to Vermont’s GMO defense fund   

Sam Heller Jul. 20 2015, 5:58 pm

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Sunday at a concert by Neil Young in Essex Junction that Young (right) had donated $100,000 to a legal defense fund for Vermont's GMO labeling law. Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office.
Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Sunday at a concert by Neil Young in Essex Junction that Young (right) had donated $100,000 to a legal defense fund for Vermont’s GMO labeling law. Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office.

Canadian rocker Neil Young joined Gov. Peter Shumlin in Essex Junction on Sunday to voice his support for Vermont’s GMO labeling law, which requires food produced using genetic engineering to say so on the packaging.

Shumlin praised Young’s announcement that he would make a $100,000 donation to the Vermont Food Fight Fund, established to defend Vermont’s law from opponents who wish to see it overturned in court.

“Support for the food fight fund is support for the consumer’s right to know. Huge corporations fighting to keep consumers in the dark are suing the state in a series of vigorous and costly lawsuits. The food fight fund will defend against the lawsuits and is the classic David and Goliath story of a small state versus the big food industry,” Shumlin said in a news release.

Act 120 has been challenged in court by the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association and other food industry trade groups, who say the bill is unconstitutional and a violation of their freedom of speech.

“The First Amendment dictates that when speech is involved, Vermont policymakers cannot merely act as a pass-through for the fads and controversies of the day. It must point to a truly ‘governmental’ interest, not just a political one,” the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association says on their website.

The organization also argues that GMO labeling laws are neither comprehensive enough to achieve their goal of greater transparency in the food industry, nor backed by scientific research.

In the news release, Shumlin characterized the bill as a populist attempt to protect consumers’ right to know what they’re eating.

“If we win in Vermont it will pave the way for labeling laws across the country. If we lose, so, too, does the consumer right to know and the power of people over profits,” he said.

The state will draw upon the Vermont Food Fight Fund to help pay for the upcoming legal battle against the GMA. Young’s $100,000 contribution brings the contents of the fund up to $550,000, the release said.

Young is no stranger to either Vermont politics or controversy over GMO issues. He recently came out in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid after Republican candidate Donald Trump used Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” as his campaign song without Young’s permission. Shumlin supports Sanders’ Democratic primary opponent Hillary Clinton.

Young’s latest album, “The Monsanto Years,” offers a harsh critique of the eponymous company’s heavy use of genetic engineering.
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“I am proud to stand in solidarity with the people of Vermont and support efforts to uphold the people’s will in the legal battle against corporate bullying. GMO labeling will stand,” Young said in the release.
 

Young, a former member of the band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, was in Vermont on Sunday to perform at the Champlain Valley Exposition.

http://vtdigger.org/2015/07/20/rock-star-gives-100000-to-vermonts-gmo-defense-fund/
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