Diet and Nutrition
Maybe you’ve gone into the kitchen and don’t remember why, or you can’t recall a familiar name during a conversation. You may have even missed an appointment because it slipped your mind. Memory lapses can occur at any age, but we tend to get more upset by them as we get older because we fear they’re a sign of dementia, or loss of mental acuity.
Suppose I told you that you might be able to head off a stroke simply by “color-coding” your fruit? You’d probably write me off as being a bit of kook, right?
Well, it turns out that the idea isn’t quite as kooky as you might think.
I have high blood pressure but I’m not willing to start medication yet. It’s only borderline high and I don’t have insurance. If you had to pick only one vitamin, what would you suggest?
Schools have become hazardous health zones full of empty calories, junk food, and stripped-down physical education programs that are cultivating a nation of fatter, dumber, and more aggressive kids.
The herb coriander is often used in Indian and Thai dishes. In fact it’s almost guaranteed to be included in any curry dish you order. It has a delicious taste that’s quite distinct and unique and, it turns out, that it comes with an added bonus. Researchers have determined that coriander could help lower blood glucose and LDL cholesterol levels.
Shhh…quiet. Do you hear that sound?
It’s the silent screaming of countless overcooked stalks of broccoli as people boil all the cancer-fighting goodness right out of them.
Naturally sourced foods provide considerable protection against many of the leading chronic diseases that take the lives of millions worldwide each year. Researchers are able to demonstrate the influence of food on our genes as a single unhealthy meal can negatively impact hundreds of individual genes. Processed foods packed with sugar, refined carbohydrates and hydrogenated fats lead to a continual state of inflammation throughout our body.
"In the absence of minerals, vitamins have no function. Lacking vitamins, the system can make use of the minerals, but lacking minerals vitamins are useless." - Dr. Charles Northern, researcher and MD
Anyone who hasn’t realized that cancer is basically a disease of nutrition, just isn’t reading the right journals! Native peoples on their traditional diets just never get cancer.
I worry a lot about the ability of the FDA to set limits on the excess marketing practices of food companies. The latest cause for worry is the seemingly trivial fuss over what to call High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).