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1. Why do you recommend a vegan diet for diabetes?
Neil Barnard, M.D. Physicians Council for Responsible Medicine Vegan diets, which contain no animal products (meat, dairy, eggs, or other animal products), are healthier than other diets, because they contain no cholesterol and less fat, saturated fat, and calories than meatbased diets or ovo-lacto vegetarian diets. Scientific research shows that health benefits increase as the amount of food from animal sources in the diet decreases, making vegan diets the most healthful overall.
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•The Collapse of Cardiology: A Time to Rejoice?
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD-From the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio-p. 7
2. I want to try a vegan diet. How should I start?
If a plant-based diet is new to you, you’ll be pleased to discover a wonderful additional benefit to vegan eating: It’s a fun way to explore delicious new foods. Start by checking out our Vegan Diet: How-to Guide for Diabetes and our Vegetarian Starter Kit, both of which explain the New Four Food Groups and offer useful tips, the “whys” and “hows” of a healthier diet, and easy-to-make recipes.
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3. Are carbohydrates bad for you?
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Some people imagine that pasta, bread, potatoes, and rice are fattening, but the opposite is actually true. Carbohydrate-rich foods are helpful for permanent weight control because they contain less than half the calories of fat, which means that replacing fatty foods with complex carbohydrates automatically cuts calories. It’s important to remember to eat healthful carbohydrates, such as whole grains, pasta, brown rice, and sweet potatoes. Processed carbohydrates, such as white bread and white rice, are not as healthful a choice because they have lost much of their fiber and other nutrients and tend to have a higher glycemic index.
4. Why low-fat?
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High-fat foods increase insulin resistance. Following a low-fat diet not only helps improve insulin’s action but will also help reduce blood sugar, aid weight loss, and lower your cholesterol.
•China Study Reveals Secret to Health is is as Simple as the Right Diet
5. How much fat is allowed?
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The Wisdom of T.C. McDaniels By Terry Chappell, MD, an Integrative Family Physician from Bluffton, Ohio- p.28
• Understanding Eternity and the Evolution of Human Nutrition by LC Woods, M.D., R.N. p. 31
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By avoiding animal products and added oils you will be able to keep your total fat intake around 20 grams per day. To help meet this, look for foods that have no more than 2 to 3 grams of fat per serving.
6. What is the glycemic index (GI) and why is it important?
The glycemic index is a number that indicates how rapidly a given food releases sugar into your bloodstream. A food with a high GI releases sugar into the blood quickly. Examples include sugar itself, white potatoes, many wheat flour products, and most cold cereals. Choosing low-glycemicindex foods will help prevent your blood sugar from rapidly rising and falling.
7. What about fruit? Is it okay to eat?
Yes, fruit is a healthful part of the diet. While fruit is sweet and contains sugar, it tends not to greatly increase blood glucose levels. Very few fruits have a high-glycemic index: watermelon and pineapple.
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8. What about cholesterol—how it important is it to have low cholesterol?
Lowering your cholesterol is an important step to reducing your risk for heart disease. Consuming a diet completely free of cholesterol and full of high-fiber foods is one way to lower or maintain (if healthy) your cholesterol. Keeping your cholesterol in control is particularly important for people with diabetes since they are at increased risk for heart disease.
9. What about omega-3 fatty acids and where can I find them?
All fats, good and bad, are equally fattening and calorie-dense and should be limited in the diet. Fortunately, the essential fatty acids which include omega-3s and omega-6s are only needed in small amounts (2 to 3 percent of total calories per day) and can be naturally obtained from a varied plant-based diet.
10. Aren’t fish the best source of omega-3 fatty acids?
Fish and shellfish can contain unsafe levels of contaminants and are often high in mercury and other environmental toxins that have no place in a healthy diet. Fish also contain no fiber and are high in animal protein, and often, in saturated fat and cholesterol. The most nutritious sources of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are plant-based foods, including green leafy vegetables, legumes, wheat germ, soybeans, and ground flaxseeds. By getting omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and protein from plant-based foods, you can avoid the health risks associated with fish consumption.
11. How do I get protein on a vegan diet? Do I need to combine proteins?
Protein is an important nutrient required for the building, maintenance, and repair of tissues in the body. It was once thought that various plant foods had to be eaten together to get their full protein value; this practice was known as “protein combining” or “protein complementing.” We now know that intentional combining is not necessary. As long as the diet contains a variety of grains, legumes, and vegetables, protein needs are easily met. Especially protein-rich vegetarian foods include soy-based products like tofu, texturized vegetable protein, tempeh (a fermented soybean product), veggie burgers, seitan (a meat substitute made from a wheat protein called gluten), black beans, lentils, chickpeas, and grains such as quinoa, amaranth, and bulgur.
12. How much fiber do you recommend?
Aim for 40 grams of fiber per day. Including a variety of whole foods in your diet such as beans, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains will help you to meet your fiber needs. Other foods such as meat and dairy products contain zero fiber.
13. Beans give me gas-- what should I do?
Your body will adapt to eating more beans and high-fiber foods, so start out slow, with smaller portions and smaller beans. Over time, you will be able to better digest larger portions. Try these quick tips to help reduce gas: * Rinse beans thoroughly (at least twice) with water before cooking or eating. * Cook beans with Kombu (a type of seaweed). * Try using smaller beans such as lentils.
14. How do I get enough calcium on a vegan diet? What about osteoporosis?
All Star Health Guide p.5 By eating calcium-rich vegetarian foods, including leafy green vegetables such as broccoli and kale, white beans, fortified soymilks and juices, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, you can obtain all the calcium your body needs. But keeping your bones strong and avoiding osteoporosis depends on more than calcium intake—you also need to keep calcium in your bones. Exercise and vitamin D help keep the calcium in your bones, while animal protein, excess salt and caffeine, and tobacco can cause calcium loss.
15. What’s wrong with drinking milk? I thought milk was a good source of carbohydrate for when your blood sugar was a little low (hypoglycemia)? Is organic milk better? Is soymilk a safer alternative? What about other dairy products?
Milk contains fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, and diets high in fat and saturated fat can increase the risk of several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. Other dairy products, such as cheese, yogurt, butter, and ice cream, also contribute significant amounts of cholesterol and fat to the diet. Even low-fat and fat-free milk and dairy products carry health risks because of cholesterol. In addition, natural and artificial hormones are present in all types of milk and dairy products, regardless of fat. Organic milk may not contain the pesticides and antibiotics that non-organic milk contains, but still can be loaded with fat and cholesterol. Even organic cow’s milk, which does not contain artificial hormones, does contain naturally occurring hormones. The combination of nutrients found in both organic and non-organic cow’s milk increases our own production of some types of hormones. These hormones have been shown to increase the risk of some forms of cancer. Soymilk and other non-dairy beverages, such as rice and nut milks, are healthy alternatives to cow’s milk. These beverages come in different flavors, and many of them are fortified with calcium and vitamin D. They are a great low-glycemic carbohydrate to be used on cereal, in coffee and tea, and in baking and cooking. Grocery stores now regularly carry soymilk, and most coffee shops offer a variety of soy coffee drinks.
16. Is it safe to eat soybeans and other soy foods?
Recently, questions have been raised about the possible health risks of soy consumption, but the overwhelming majority of studies on soy have shown positive health effects or, at worst, neutral ones. Some soy products are high in sodium and contain a higher-than-healthy level of fat, so be sure to check the labels and choose the low-fat versions. Nonetheless, these foods are much healthier than the animal-derived foods they are intended to replace. Soy is not an essential part of a vegan diet. Lentils, beans, and other legumes are a hearty and delicious source of plant-based protein and other nutrients. They are also the richest source of dietary fiber.
17. What is the best way to get vitamin B12?
Individuals following a vegan diet can easily meet their vitamin B12 needs by taking a daily multivitamin. B12 is also found in fortified breakfast cereals, soymilk, and meat analogues. Some brands of nutritional yeast, such as Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula, are a reliable source for this vitamin.
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18. What’s the best diet for weight loss?
Both short term and long term, the most effective weight loss comes from avoiding animal products and keeping fats and vegetable oils to a minimum. In addition, it helps to keep the natural fiber in the foods you eat. This means eating whole-grain breads instead of white bread, brown rice instead of white rice, and plenty of fruits, vegetables, and legumes (beans, peas, and lentils). And don’t
forget the importance of physical activity for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. 19. How can I get around food cravings? It takes about three weeks to get over a food craving. If you follow a very-low-fat menu, your tastes will gradually drift to prefer lower-fat foods. It helps to stock up on healthful foods at home and at work to prevent hunger-induced indiscretions, and avoid keeping unhealthful foods in the house. Neal D. Barnard, M.D., is a nutrition researcher, author, and health advocate. As an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Barnard conducts studies on the role of nutrition in diabetes, obesity, and lipid management, among other health issues. His most recent clinical trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health, established the value of a novel dietary program for type 2 diabetes and set a new standard for dietary approaches to this increasingly common condition. Dr. Barnard’s articles have appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the American Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Scientific American, the American Journal of Cardiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Lancet Oncology, Preventive Medicine, and many other scientific and medical journals. Dr. Barnard is the editor-in-chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians and the author of more than a dozen books for lay audiences. In 1985, Dr. Barnard established the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization advocating for preventive medicine and higher ethical standards in research. He later established The Cancer Project, a nonprofit organization providing nutritional services for cancer patients and survivors and public education geared toward prevention, and the Washington Center for Clinical Research, an organization dedicated to studies of diet and health.
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The Collapse of Cardiology: A Time to Rejoice? By Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.
January 17, 20007 -- Recent weeks have witnessed a collapse of the drugs and technology which form the present back bone of cardiology’s assault on the coronary artery disease epidemic. Is this a dark shadow over our cardiac health or could it be a time to rejoice? Pfizer, in late December 2006 announced its long hoped for block- buster new drug Torcetrapib was killing more people in its test run than were dying in the control group. Pfizer had spent 800 million in developing this drug to raise HDL, “good” cholesterol and had openly forecast it would reap billions for the company once it came into production. But the research trial was clear and unequivocal with its results.
Among 15,000 patients, 82 died taking Torcetrapib and 51 died taking a standard drug to lower cholesterol Additionally the Torcetrapib group experienced a greater number of cardiac events such as angina, heart failure, and a need for angioplasty. The independent monitoring group advised Pfizer to halt the trial and they complied. The unfathomable mysteries of human metabolism could not tolerate the assault of this drug. It was making vascular disease worse not better. The double whammy for cardiology also developed in the second half of 2006. Reports from Europe in September 2006 indicated that patients utilizing the new drug eluting stents were suddenly having heart attacks and some were dying. While the number was small (0.5%), it was disturbing to cardiologists and remains frightening for patients. When an artery to the heart is severely narrowed and causing symptoms cardiologists insert a balloon tipped catheter to the area of blockage and expand the balloon to widen the constriction. The benefit of this angioplasty is lost in 50% of patients because of recurrent constriction in 6 months. Placing a metal scaffold or stent improves the results to only 10% to 20% recurrent narrowing. Starting in 2003, stents were coated with a drug which diminished the rate of recurrent blockage after angioplasty. However, it is essential to maintain patients on an anti clotting drug for 6-12 months to prevent the stent from developing a clot or thrombosis. It now appears that after stopping the anti-clotting drug 1 in 200 or 0.5%or 5,000 nationwide and 10,000 persons worldwide will have a heart attack and 50% of these will die when the stent fails. These results have so upset cardiologists and the Federal Drug Administration that a national conference was called in December 2006 to review this disturbing news. Watching intently and participating were the stent manufacturers Johnson and Johnson and Boston Scientific. Billions of dollars are at stake.
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Following testimony, experts contend that for patients with uncomplicated disease the benefits of the drug-coated stents outweighs the risks. For patients with more advanced or complicated disease patterns the outlook is less clear and more research data is required. What is clear is that everyone feels it may be necessary to prolong the period requiring the anti-clotting drug: Plavix from months to years or indefinitely. However Plavix is not without complications. It promotes bleeding, which may mean a gastrointestinal hemorrhage as well as easy bruising. The most desperate situations occur when a patient taking Plavix must stop it for dental work, hip or other major surgery and colonoscopy. Will they have a heart attack or die from a stent clot when Plavix is stopped? This scenario has occurred and is continuously encountered. It is as if a therapy for one disease now is painting patients into a corner from which they can not escape when other illnesses require surgical therapy. This Gordian knot has lead leading cardiologists to question stent therapy. Dr. Eric Topol, a member of the conference panel stated, “There’s a much more liberal use of angioplasty and stenting than there needs to be.” The head cardiologist at Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Calvin L. Weisberger added, “A large pool of angioplasties and by pass surgery are being done with out scientific evidence.” The hard science, which seems not to be prominent in all these discussions is that it is not the major blockages which are treated by angioplasty and stents which account for heart attacks. The small unstable juvenile arterial plaques are prone to rupture and cause over 85% of heart attacks, and they are not treated by angioplasty or by-pass surgery. Then why do cardiologists treat the blockages unlikely to cause the heart attacks? There is a lingering belief that somehow the patient will be improved by widening the opening, and there is the unspoken force of money – huge guaranteed money from doing these procedures. Then there is the harshest critic of all- scientific research. Study after study indicates for most patients undergoing angioplasties and stents, there is no increase in survival and no decrease in heart attacks. Why might this be a time to rejoice? The morbidity, mortality, expense and transient benefits of a high technology approach toward the coronary disease epidemic, has failed. It is time to realize that the answer to a faulty lifestyle epidemic is not drugs and technology – it is lifestyle. The epidemiologic evidence that coronary artery disease does not exist in cultures consuming plant-based nutrition is robust and overwhelming. There is clear evidence that cultures which switch from a plant based culture to a western diet develop an epidemic of coronary heart disease. Lewis Kuller, Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburg School of Public Health, based on his 10 year cardiovascular health study states “all
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males 65 years of age or older who have been exposed to the traditional western diet have cardiovascular disease and should be treated as such. This toxic diet with its burden of animal protein, dairy, processed oils, white flour, sugar, and excess saturated and trans fats and free radicals marinates in our bodies injuring our delicate cellular matrix with every bite at every meal. Science shows us how this occurs. We depend mightily on the capacity of our endothelial cells, which comprise the single cell layer lining our arteries, to manufacture nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is the strongest vasodilator in the body. It causes blood vessels to enlarge, prevents blood flow from being sticky or sluggish, and inhibits arterial plaque formation. The brachial artery tourniquet test quantifies the endothelial responses. The test requires an ultrasound measure of the diameter of the brachial artery below the elbow before and after an upper arm tourniquet stops blood flow to the forearm for 5 minutes. Normally when the cuff is released and the brachial artery ultrasound measurement is repeated the artery dilates or widens. This occurs from a healthy out pouring of nitric oxide from the endothelium. When volunteers consume cornflakes their brachial artery tourniquet test is normal. If they consume sausage, olive oil, or saturated fat they fail the test. The ingested fat so injures the endothelium that it cannot produce nitric oxide. Regular consumption of the toxic western menu is a cardiovascular disaster. The time is long overdue to challenge the failure of drugs and technology to stop the coronary disease epidemic. The natural next question is can patients who have severe coronary artery disease arrest and reverse this disease by consuming a totally plant based diet? Dr. Dean Ornish and this author have investigated this question through scientific peer reviewed study. Dr. Ornish reported his results at one year and again at 5 years. This author reported results at 5 years, 12 years and most recently at 21 years in a book for the public, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Avery /Penguin, February 2007. These studies indicate that fully compliant patients decrease the episodes of angina or eliminate them, decrease their cholesterol, decrease their weight, increase their exercise capacity, and arrest and selectively reverse their disease on follow up x-rays of the coronary arteries. Seeing these patients thrive beyond 20 years of initiating their plant-base therapy is the most powerful reason for wanting the cardiology community to embrace and utilize plant- based nutrition. There is no morbidity, mortality or added expense with plant-based nutrition and benefits endure and improve with the passage of time. Cardiologists say they doubt that patients will follow such a nutritional change. My experience in counseling hundreds of these patients indicates this concern is flatly not true. As a matter of fact, patients rejoice in the knowledge that they have become the locus of control over the disease that was destroying them and are distraught they were never told of this option by their cardiologist.
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In summary, the dark shadow cast over cardiology, through failure of its miracle drug and the melt down of drug eluting stents with unforeseen clotting resulting in heart attacks and death should motivate us to look more closely at a proven therapy which is effective and endures and has the potential to eliminate the coronary heart disease epidemic, as well as other chronic western illness such as strokes, hypertension, adult onset diabetes, obesity, impotence and dementia.
The Best Way To Lose Weight
Caldwell Esseltyn MD is a preventive cardiology consultant in the Department of General Surgery Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, and the author of the forthcoming, “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” due out February 1, 2007.
While many diet plans focus on restrictions, such as “don’t eat carbs” and “don’t fill up your plate,” a growing body of research is finding that additions, specifically nine or more servings daily of fruits and vegetables, is the best strategy for shedding pounds.
His scientific publications number over 150, “The Best Doctors in America” 1994-1995 published by Woodward and White cites Dr. Esselstyn’s surgical expertise in the categories of endocrine and breast disease. In 1995 he published his bench mark long-term nutritional research arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. That same study was updated at 12 years making it one of the longest longitudinal studies of its type. It is most compelling, as no compliant patients have sustained disease progression. Today, 20 years later compliant patients continue to thrive.
The key is that fruits and vegetables have a low calorie density, explains new research from Pennsylvania State University.* Low-calorie-dense foods are full of water and fiber, making them big and heavy and therefore filling, but they don’t add a lot of calories to the diet.
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Analyzing 658 overweight, hypertensive men and women, all of whom were attempting to shed weight over a six-month period, lead author Jenny Ledikwe, PhD, and colleagues found that those with the greatest reductions in the calorie density of their diets lost the most weight, an average of 13 pounds. Those who made the smallest reductions in calorie density lost the least amount of weight, averaging just 5 pounds. Controlling hunger Though they shed the most weight, the low-calorie-dense eaters ate the most food – “and the greatest increases in both fruit and vegetable intake,” noted the authors, which “may have helped to control feelings of hunger and to promote feelings of satiety while reducing energy [calorie] intakes.” Healthy diet An additional benefit of adopting a low-calorie-dense diet was a healthier diet. The men and women with the greatest decreases in the calorie density of their diet had the highest increases in fiber intake, the highest increases in intakes of many vitamins and minerals, and the greatest decreases in fat and saturated fat intake. They also ended up with the best blood pressure readings. At the start of the study, the subjects were divided into three different diet groups. The first group received a single 30-minute session on general lifestyle tips to improve health. The other two groups attended 18 sessions (14 group meetings and 4 individual counseling sessions) over six months. The first group was taught to cut calories by adding 9 to 12 daily servings of fruits and vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of low-fat dairy foods, also known as the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). The second group was simply told to cut calories. Fruits and vegetables Overall, the scientists found that the DASH group cut down the most on calorie density,
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and the DASH dieters who ate the greatest number of fruits and vegetables shed the most weight of all the other dieters. In summary, wrote Dr. Ledikwe and team, “participants with diet patterns characterized by the largest decrease in the energy [calorie] density had the greatest decrease in calorie intake and the largest declines in body weight. Even modest reductions in calorie density that accompanied increased intakes of fruit, vegetables, fiber, vitamins, and minerals and of the total weight of food consumed were associated with reduced body weight.” One-year trial In related research, Dr. Ledikwe and others at Pennsylvania State University conducted a year-long trial comparing two weight-loss diets.** Ninety-seven women were randomly assigned to either a diet group designed to reduce fat intake while increasing intake of water-rich foods, particularly fruit and vegetables, or a diet group that focused solely on reducing fat intake. Both groups were instructed to eat as much as they wanted while following the principles of their diet. “I’m not hungry anymore.” After one year, both groups had significant decreases in body weight, averaging 17.5 pounds in the reduced fat/fruit and veggie group and 14 pounds in the reduced fat group, but the fruit and veggie eaters reported feeling less hungry and far more satisfied. Analysis showed they had consumed more food by weight each day – big filling portions for snacks as well as meals. The authors concluded that “reducing dietary energy [calorie] density, particularly by combining fruit and vegetable intakes with decreased fat intake, is an effective strategy for managing body weight while controlling hunger.” *American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2007; 85: 1212. ** American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2007; 85: 1465. Notes:
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Proactive Steps to Avoid Hearing, “You Have Breast Cancer…” Sherri Tenpenny, DO August 13, 2007
Breast cancer strikes fear in the hearts of all women. Most have known someone who has been treated for breast cancer or worse, has died from the disease. Historically, breast cancer was diagnosed after a woman sought medical attention for soreness or a palpable mass. Annual mammogram screenings have become the “gold standard” for breast cancer screening with the goal of finding tumors before they can be felt. However, mammography is a late test. It does not prevent cancer; it detects it. Better than early detection is to not get cancer at all. What else can be done? Thermography, also called digital infrared imaging (digital IR), was FDA approved for breast screening since 1982. It is painless, non-invasive and uses no radiation. The scan detects thermal patterns not seen by other tools. Abnormal cells require a steady supply of nutrients for rapid growth. A process called angiogenesis draws blood vessels in the direction of the atypical cell. More blood flow to the area delivers more heat that can be measured by the scanner. The skin surface temperature is symmetrical. A variation of more than 0.3° C from side to side can indicate a problem. Temperature variations of more than 1.0U C detected by infrared scanning suggest the presence of abnormal cells that could be pre-cancerous. Heat changes detected seven to eight years before a mass becomes palpable or can be detected by mammography gives you time to be proactive.
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What is a thermogram procedure like? After disrobing, approximately 15 minutes is needed to equilibrate to room temperature. An experienced technician performs three scans—front, left and right—with arms extended over the head. Both hands are then placed in cool water for exactly one minute. When the sympathetic nervous system is chilled, normal vessels constrict; abnormal vessels stay the same or dilate. A second set of scans is taken for comparison. Temperatures differences between the first and second scan will be part of the final report. When the scans are completed, the exam is over. If an abnormality is identified, pro-active steps can be taken and progress can be monitored with serial scans. Basic recommendations include start with the following: • Diet: Eliminate caffeine, chocolate, MSG, aspartame, alcohol, herbs that have estrogenic properties and non-fermented soy. Studies found that soy supplements can increase breast cancer risk, especially in post-menopausal women. In addition, eat organically grown foods. Pesticides collect in fatty tissue, and the breast can become a reservoir for estrogenic chemicals.
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• Exercise: Walking and arm swinging will get the lymphatics moving and lowers excess estrogen levels. Decongesting breast tissue and losing weight reduces risks. • Supplements: Many have an effect on healing the breast tissue. Here are a few: o Diindolylmethane (DIM), found in cruciferous vegetables, has anticancer activity and also works to repair damaged DNA. o Tumeric (curcumin) has strong properties against angiogenesis o Green tea has been associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer. A normal mammogram may only be a temporary clean bill of health unless proactive steps are tak-
en to ensure wellness. For women under 40, at high risk, have dense breasts or implants, a digital scan is the way to go. For women in their 40s and beyond, who want for more information and peace of mind, add a thermogram to your annual screening program. Our patients are thrilled with the results; you will be too. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ OsteoMed II offers digital breast thermography and a unique program not found anywhere else in the greater Cleveland area. More information at www.osteomed2.com Call 440-239-3438 TODAY for an appointment. Sign up for Dr. Tenpenny’s blog “Beat Breast Cancer with Breast Health,” available at www.DrSherri.wordpress.com Rahman KW. Gene expression profiling revealed survivin as a target of 3,3’-diindolylmethane-induced cell growth inhibition and apoptosis in breast cancer cells. Cancer Res. 2006 May 1;66(9):4952-60. PMID: 16651453 Mosley CA Highly active anticancer curcumin analogues. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2007;595:77-103 PMID: 17569206 Zhang M Green tea and the prevention of breast cancer: a case-control study in Southeast China. Carcinogenesis. 2007 May;28(5):1074-8. Epub 2006 Dec 20 PMID: 17183063 Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny, is the founder of OsteoMed II, a clinic established in Strongsville, Ohio in 1996 to provide the best of integrative medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Tenpenny is a graduate of the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio and received her medical training at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Tenpenny is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She has undertaken many advanced courses in alternative medicine, including acupuncture and complex homeopathy. Find out more about Dr. Tenpenny’s work with vaccines or to schedule a vaccine consult Prior to her career in alternative medicine, Dr. Tenpenny served as Director of the Emergency Department at Blanchard Valley Regional Hospital Center in Findlay, Ohio, from 1987 to 1995. In 1994, she and a partner opened OsteoMed, a medical practice in Findlay limited to the specialty of osteopathic manipulative medicine. In 1996, Dr. Tenpenny moved to Strongsville, Ohio, and opened OsteoMed II, expanding her practice to include traditional, complementary and preventive medicine.
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Weight lifting for your health! But I don’t want those big bulky muscles! No need to worry. If you are a male you may put on some muscle mass. It may take a year of intense training to add a couple of pounds. That is of course with a very good diet. If you are a female don’t worry you may not have nearly enough testosterone to get big muscles. Most people may not understand the many benefits of weight training commonly referred to as the fountain of youth by those who practiced weight lifting and resistance training for any extended period of time. According to research sprinting that is running at full speed for a very short distance is the most cardiovascular. Closely followed by compound joint major muscle group movements. The following bullet points come from the article “High intensity strength training more aerobic than aerobics” By Greg Anderson • “Aerobic” activity is not the most effective form of exercise for fat-loss. Steady state activities such as running, cycling, dancing, etc. do not burn a significant number of calories! One pound of fat can fuel the body for up to 10 hours of continuous activity. “Aerobic” activity is simply inefficient for this purpose! • The most important contribution that exercise makes to a fat-loss program is the maintenance of muscle tissue while fat is lost. Strength training is the only reliable method of maintaining muscle tissue. Aerobics can actually cause you to lose muscle tissue! • Some supposed “experts” have suggested that the important effect of aerobics is that of increasing metabolic rate. Our question is this: If “aerobic” activities burn few calories while you are doing them, then how many calories will they burn (calories burned = metabolic rate) when you are not doing them? The answer to that question is: very few... • On the subject of metabolic rate: Every pound of muscle added to the body of an adult female will require an additional 75-100 calories per day just to keep it alive. The average person, through a program of proper strength training can add enough muscle to burn an additional 3500 calories per week (1 lb. of fat = 3500 calories). The amount of strength training required to effect such a change is less than one hour per week. • “Aerobic” activities are dangerous! Running is an extremely high-force activity that is damaging to knees, hips, and back. Aerobic dance is probably worse. And so-called “low impact” classes or activities like stationary cycling are not necessarily low-force. Don’t be fooled by the genetic exceptions who protest that they have never
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been injured-- overuse injuries are cumulative and we are often not aware that we have them until it is too late. In time, the enthusiastic aerobic-dance participant or jogger will probably pay the price for all that “healthy” activity. If that price is a decrease or loss of mobility in one’s later years, then “aerobics” have effectively shortened the individual’s life-span. Loss of mobility is often the first step toward loss of all biological competence. Don’t I need some form of aerobics to insure good health? What about my heart? • Remember: The function of the cardiovascular system is to support the muscular system--not the other way around. If the human body is logical (and we assume that it is) then increases in muscular strength (from a proper strength-training program) will correlate to improvements in cardiovascular function. • You will notice that the word “aerobic” has been set off in quotation marks when it refers to an activity performed for exercise. There is a good reason for this emphasis: There is no such thing as aerobic exercise! We have all heard that activities such as jogging and cycling are “aerobic” while those such as weight training and sprinting are “anaerobic”. These distinctions are not 100% correct. The words aerobic and anaerobic refer to metabolic pathways which operate continuously at all times and in all activities. You cannot “turn off” either of these pathways by merely increasing or decreasing the intensity of an activity. • A word on intensity: Few of the “experts” who promote aerobics will debate our last statement. What they do say, however, is that gentle low-intensity activities use the aerobic pathway to a greater degree than they use the anaerobic pathway. We agree with this statement completely and feel that it should be taken to its logical conclusion: The most “aerobic” activity that a human being can engage in is sleeping! • Consider this: Dr. Kenneth Cooper (author of Aerobics, The New Aerobics, Aerobics for Women), the US. Air Force Cardiologist who coined the term “aerobics” (meaning a form of exercise) and has promoted their use for over 25 years now admits that he was wrong! According to Dr. Cooper, further research has shown that there is no correlation between aerobic endurance performance and health, longevity, or protection against heart-disease. He will admit, however, that such activities do carry with them a great risk of injury. Further, he admits that gross-overuse activities such as running may be so damaging to the body as to be considered carcinogenic. • Irving Dardik, MD, former vascular surgeon, contends that: “The basic concept of aerobics conditioning is wrong.” He also contends that the best way to train the vascular system is to build flexibility into its response by using short bouts of elevation followed by sudden recovery, then demanding activity again. • Elevated heart rate is not an indicator of exercise intensity, exercise effect, or exercise value. It is quite possible to experience an elevated pulse, labored breathing, and profuse sweating without achieving valuable exercise. Intense emotional experiences commonly cause these symptoms without a shred of exercise benefit.
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• Even if an elevated pulse is necessary for cardiovascular conditioning (we do not doubt that pulse elevation may be necessary, but we do not believe that it should be the emphasis of a conditioning program) remember that some of the highest heart-rates on record were achieved during Nautilus research performed at West Point. The West Point cadets commonly experienced heart rates in excess of 220 beats per minute during Nautilus exercise. These pulse rates were maintained for periods of 20-35 minutes. What about endurance? Won’t my athletic performance suffer if I don’t do aerobics? • Endurance for athletics and recreational activities is primarily a result of three factors: skill, muscular strength, and genetics. Heritable factors (genetics) are considered to be non-trainable or, in other words, you cannot do much about them. Increasing one’s skill in an activity is a result of practicing that activity. For long-distance runners skills such as stride length and efficiency can be trained through practice (practice on a treadmill doesn’t serve this purpose as it is not the same as road-running). Muscular strength is the single most trainable factor in endurance performance. It is the muscles that actually perform work. When strength increases, the relative intensity of any given task decreases. • Athletes often talk about training their “wind”. Actually our bodies’ ability to use oxygen is not as trainable as once believed. Consider that in a resting state the lungs can saturate with oxygen the blood moving through them during the first one-third of the total transit time. At maximal exertion, saturation speed might slow to one-half of the total transit time. Even with some compromise of pulmonary function (illness, injury, etc.) the lungs can usually perform their job quite adequately. It is the muscle’s ability to use the nutrients delivered to it that needs training. This is most efficiently addressed by strength-training. • More on the subject of “wind”: Most exercise physiologists refer to the phenomenon of “wind” as maximal oxygen uptake. One Canadian researcher has determined that maximal oxygen uptake is 95.9% genetically determined. A 1991 study at the University of Maryland showed that strength training produced improvements in cycling endurance performance independent of changes in oxygen consumption. • Covert Bailey, author of Fit or Fat and advocate of “gentle aerobic exercise” now recommends wind sprints to those seeking to become maximally fit. Why wind sprints? Because sprinting is a much more intense muscular activity than jogging. Why not wind sprints? Because as with other running, the risk of injury is just too great! Pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, and damaged knees are too high of a price for a marginal increase in fitness. Strength training greatly increases the intensity of muscular activity (much more so than sprinting) and greatly reduces the risk of injury! This may or may not be in line with today’s conventional promoted information. At The Fitness Clinic we try to give data and research and not the sales and marketing approach by today’s modern money driven media. www.thefitnessclinic.com
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Food/Agriculture and Your Health “As a fourth-generation family farmer in Montana for almost 40 years, I speak from a background of personal experience when I say that chemically based agricultural production methods today are unsustainable, and therefore ecologically disastrous. by Howard Lyman, the ex cattle rancher who was sued on Oprah for exposing the meat industry. Pic: Howard Lyman. The Animal Rights 2008 National Conference held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. Alexandria, Virginia - 16.08.08 My experiences range from working in a large organic dairy to raising registered beef cattle to owning a large factory feedlot. I have farmed thousands of acres of grain and reproduced a herd of over one thousand commercial beef cows. In addition to raising cows, I have raised chickens, pigs, and turkeys. I have also grown crops such as wheat, barley, oats, corn, alfalfa, and grass. I was involved in agriculture at a time when the call dictated getting bigger and better or getting out. I was educated in modern agriculture, and I can tell you from firsthand experience -- it is not sustainable. I followed all the modern advice and turned a small organic family farm into a large corporate chemical farm with a thousand range cows, five thousand head of cattle in a factory feedlot, thousands of acres of crops, and as many as thirty employees. I saw the organic soil go from a living, productive base to a sterile, chemical-saturated, mono-cultural ground produced by my so-called modern methods. In 1979, a tumor on my spinal cord caused me to be paralyzed from the waist down. That changed my life forever. I promised myself that, whatever the outcome of the surgery, I would dedicate the rest of my life to doing what I believed to be right -- no matter what changes that necessitated. The period before and after the surgery gave me much time to think about the changes resulting form my methods of farming. Convinced that we were going the wrong way, I decided to become a voice for the family farmer and the land. In 1983, I sold most of my farm and started working for farmers in financial trouble. This led to my working for the Montana Farmers Union and from there to Washington, D.C. as a lobbyist for the National Farmers Union. For five years I worked on Capitol Hill for America’s family farmers. In that time we had some small successes, such as passing the National Organic Standards Act. But even after the act became a law, it took the administration several years to allow funds for its implementation. I became convinced that the changes needed had to come from the
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producer and the consumers at the grassroots level. Until that alliance is put into play, the big money interest will continue to control public policy in the Congress of the United States.” “The question we must ask ourselves as a culture is whether we want to embrace the change that must come, or resist it. Are we so attached to the dietary fallacies with which we were raised, so afraid to counter the arbitrary laws of eating taught to us in childhood by our misinformed parents, that we cannot alter the course they set us on, even if it leads to our own ruin? Does the prospect of standing apart or encounttering ridicule scare us even from saving ourselves? That prospect intimidated me once, and I can only wonder now what I was frightened of. It’s hard to imagine, now that I’m a hundred thirty pounds lighter, infinitely healthier, more full of life and energy, much happier. Now that I have vegetarian friends wherever I go, and feel part of a movement that is not so much political as it is a march of the human heart. Now that I understand how much is at stake. Now that I’ve come to relish shaking people up. I would love to see the meat industry and the pesticide industry shaken up, too. I would love to see feedlots close and factory farming end. I would love to see more families return to the land, grow crops for our own species, and raise them organically. I would love to see farm communities revive. I would love to know that I’ve wandered into my nation’s heartland by the sweet smell of grain and not the forbidding smell of excrement. When you can’t take it with you, all that really matters is what you leave behind.”* Howard F. Lyman, LL.D President & Founder, Voice for a Viable Future -------------------------------------------------------------------------------* (from “The Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher that Won’t Eat Meat”, by Howard Lyman (with Glen Merzer, ©1998))
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10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Raw Foods? • Cooking is an unnatural process that destroys vital nutrients, particularly enzymes, which the body has difficulty producing on its own. •Discarded health insurance cards, diseases in remission, slimmer physique – all being attributed to raw foods. • Tasty, simpler cuisine – thousands of recipe books available with appetizing meals winning converts daily. • Raw foods are better quality, therefore, you eat less to satisfy your nutritional needs. • Eating raw plant food radically naturalizes you and puts you back in touch with the material and fl ow of nature. • Raw foods have more fl avor than cooked foods so there is no need to add salt, sugar, spices and other condiments that can irritate your digestive system or over-stimulate other organs. • Research suggests that eating a raw foods diet can reverse or stop the advance of many chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Remember, cooking creates free radicals, which are the major cause of cancer. • A raw diet can protect you from acute diseases, such as colds, flu, measles, etc. Raw foods maintain a healthy body and a healthy body will not become diseased. • Eating raw foods saves you money on food, vitamins, doctor bills, drugs and health insurance. • Raw food eaters have more energy and stamina. Food quality directly determines our physical and mental performance abilities. “My food choices are my HMO.” courtes Tom Frazier, Living Foods Chef in cooperation with Living Foods Contributing Editor Healthy Referral Newspaper Kellie Speth
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by author Helene Berk, MEd, R.D. www.healthypeople.com
The first thing to do, to become conscious of your cuisine, is to check ingredient lists. Conscious cuisine is free of: •synthetic ingredients, including colors and preservatives •synthetic sweeteners •corn syrup / high-fructose corn syrup •bleached sugars, including “brown sugar” •trans fats [i.e., hydrogenated & partially hydrogenated oils] refined, enriched and bleached flours •hormones •anti-biotics •MSG •carageenan: Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D., says this ingredient causes low-grade inflammation! It is simple to find “conscious” Oreo-style cookies. The thing to keep in mind, is the ingredients may not be absolutely perfect. That is, the “natural cookie” may be loaded in natural sugars. The natural choice may contain refined oils exposed to high temperatures, which destroy the therapeutic componant of the oil. The natural cookies may be low in fibers even though the flours are pesticide-free. Nevertheless, the conscious cookie will be dramatically more nutrient-dense than its mainstream version. The conscious version may not be therapeutic, but will have a greater spectrum of available vitamins, minerals and will often contain some plant fibers. Plus, you will usually feel better after having ingested them, in the appropriate dose.
WATCH THE CARBS! The word “conscious” in the context of cuisine, indicates ingredients are not, in of themselves, toxic. However, in large doses, even conscious cuisine can become toxic. As previously mentioned, conscious cuisine may, at times, contain high amounts of glycemic natural sugars [e.g., dehydrated cane juice, honey, maple syrup, fruit syrups, dates, raisins, etc.]. These more nutrient-dense sweetening agents rapidly raise blood sugars just as fast as their refined counterparts. That’s naughty news for diabetics, heart patients, cancer patients, or anyone suffering from an inflammatory condition aggravated by lifestyle. REMEMBER: Sugars and starches are both stored as triglycerides (blood fats), so overdosing on them aggravates heart disease. Over-dosing on sugars and starches compromises immunity and triggers generalized inflammation, switching on an array of symp-
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toms. So, watch the dose... even if the cuisine is made with conscious ingredients. Lots of sugars and starches can have a toxic effect. For instance, these bars are super-nutrient dense. The first five ingredients tell you, by weight, what the product consists of... When dates and raisins are listed within the first five... by weight, the product will be at least 50% dates and/or raisins. These are highglycemic sweeteners, although super nutrient-dense. The Protein + Pulse Bars contain whey powder within the first five ingredients. Therefore, they will have a lower glycemic load on the system...per bite... since the protein slows down the rate sugar enters the bloodstream. The pulse bars with protein are better choices to manage blood sugars over time. Otherwise, have the Pulse Bar or the “Nice Bar” with a glass of organic milk, organic soy milk, or a protein-rich beverage. RAW Raspberry/Lemon Nice Bar Ingredients: (They come coated in 24K chocolate, if you wish...) Dates, Raspberries, Pecans, Almonds, Raspberry Powder, Raspberry granules, Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Walnut Oil, AMP Lemon [See: Promotions tab. They come in a variety of flavors] RAW Pulse Bar Ingredients: Dates, Raisins, Oats, Dried Blueberry, 8 Grain Mix (Barley Flour, Millet, Buckwheat Flour, Brown Rice Flour, Flax Seeds, Teff, Amaranth, Quinoa), Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Cashews, Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Hazelnuts (Filberts), Prunes, Figs, Cherry Granules (1%), Cherry Powder (1.54%), AMPed Grapefruit, Beetroot Powder, Grapeseed Oil, Walnut Oil. [These come in a variety of flavors] THAT SUGAR BUZZ-Munching wildly on sugars and starches in response to stress or boredom also numbs your senses and keeps you from focusing. To stay alert throughout the day, watch your dose of carbohydrates, which triggers the release of serotonin into the mix for a mind-numbing experience. The more sugar and starch, the more serotonin released. However, because conscious sugars and starches have been spared the bleaching process, you may feel as if you have contributed a few vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants to your body’s bank account, instead of robbing it! Nevertheless, watch the dose, if you want to stay conscious. THE BALANCING ACT As a dietitian, I must remind you to balance carbohydrates with enough protein to control the speed at which sugars and starches enter your bloodstream. Balancing the right dose of protein with carbohydrate-rich cuisine will manage blood sugars for roughly 3-5 hours. For instance, soy milk or organic cow’s milk both provide enough protein to balance a carbohydrate-loaded bowl of fiber-rich, nutrient-dense breakfast cereal, granola mix or breakfast bar. www.healthypeople.com
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How to Reduce Back and Muscular Pain With Therapies that Focus on the Core (Abdominals)
by Sunday Homitz, L.P.T., B.F.A.-Many common back problems are associated
with a weak core (abdominal area). Most exercises and movements do not provide enough support for the entire abdominal area. Many aerobic, step aerobic, and jazzercise classes may cause more harm than actual conditioning. A weak core puts extra stress on the back and especially the lower back. Simple movements such as sitting, turning, driving, getting up from a chair can put extra stress on the back, if the wrong muscle usage occurs. Remember: muscles that are out tone and weak hold a history of strain; excessive tension will be very painful. Many times, this can be easily corrected.
Therapies that I use in my practice that focus on the core in many planes of motion and include emphasis on the breath include: the work of J.H. Pilates (certified), GYROTONICS® EXPANSION SYSTEM (White Cloud Yoga Matcertified), and Mind Body Centering, Each system uses a mind and body approach and includes movements that help stretch the body, lengthen the spine, and help isolate the deep abdominals and the surrounding area in a more efficient and safe manner. GYROTONICS® uses all planes of motion that includes the constant flow of the breath to enhance the movement and help the patient focus on their core center, the key to movement, and keeping the body strong to help prevent injuries and to help speed up the efficiency of rehabilitation. These movements can be taught with the use of equipment or on a mat for practice at home. The results have been phenomenal, as far as the physical therapy aspect of my practice is concerned. Insurance companies have recognized the efficiency of the treatments we provide. Approximately 99% of all patients have been receiving 70-100% reimbursement from insurance. 10-20-30 year chronically painful people from post accident victims, car accident cases, emotional trauma, and “drop outs” who have not found success with medication or other innovative methods have returned to full activities, different careers, changed their lifestyles and have learned to incorporate breathwork into their everyday existence, be it 5 minutes or an hour of every working day. Sunday Homitz is a licensed physical therapist who founded Body Technic Systems®, Inc in 1997 as a holistic physical therapy, personal fitness, and movement arts center. She is a certified Pilates instructor, a Body-Mind Centering Practitioner, and is a specialist in performance arts physical therapy. Ms. Homitz, LPT was former therapist for the Cleveland San Jose Ballet and worked in the sports medicine section, Cleveland Clinic under John Bergfeld, M.D. former team doctor for the Cleveland Browns, CAVS, Indians. www.bodytechnic.com
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Renown Author, Colin Campbell, Ph.D. China Study Reveals Secret to Health is is as Simple as the Right Diet
After a long career in research and policy making, I now understand why Americans are so confused. As a taxpayer who foots the bill for research and health policy in America, you deserve to know that many of the common notions you have been told about food, health and disease are wrong:
•Synthetic chemicals in the environment and in your food, as problematic as they may be, are not the main cause of cancer. •The genes that you inherit from your parents are not the most important factors in determining whether you fall prey to any of the ten leading causes of death. •The hope that genetic research will eventually lead to drug cures for diseases ignores more powerful solutions that can be employed today. •Obsessively controlling your intake of any one nutrient, such as carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol or omega-3 fats, will not result in long-term health. •Vitamins and nutrient supplements do not give you long-term protection against disease. •Drugs and surgery don’t cure the diseases that kill most Americans. •Your doctor probably does not know what you need to do to be the healthiest you can be. I propose to do nothing less than redefine what we think of as good nutrition. The provocative results of my four decades of biomedical research, including the findings from a twenty-seven- year laboratory program (funded by the most reputable funding agencies) prove that eating right can save your life. I will not ask you to believe conclusions based on my personal observations, as some popular authors do. There are over 750 references in this book, and the vast majority of them are primary sources of information, including hundreds of scientific publications from other researchers that point the way to less cancer, less heart disease, fewer strokes, less obesity, less diabetes, less autoimmune disease, less osteoporosis, less Alzheimer’s, less kidney stones and less blindness.
Some of the findings, published in the most reputable scientific journals, show that:
•Dietary change can enable diabetic patients to go off their medication. •Heart disease can be reversed with diet alone. •Breast cancer is related to levels of female hormones in the blood, which are determined by the food we eat.
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•Consuming dairy foods can increase the risk of prostate cancer. •Antioxidants, found in fruits and vegetables, are linked to better mental performance in old age. •Kidney stones can be prevented by a healthy diet. •Type 1 diabetes, one of the most devastating diseases that can befall a child, is convincingly linked to infant feeding practices. These findings demonstrate that a good diet is the most powerful weapon we have against disease and sickness. An understanding of this scientific evidence is not only important for improving health; it also has profound implications for our entire society. We must know why misinformation dominates our society and why we are grossly mistaken in how we investigate diet and disease, how we promote health and how we treat illness. By any number of measures, America’s health is failing. We spend far more, per capita, on health care than any other society in the world, and yet two thirds of Americans are overweight, and over 15 million Americans have diabetes, a number that has been rising rapidly. We fall prey to heart disease as often as we did thirty years ago, and the War on Cancer, launched in the 1970s, has been a miserable failure. Half of Americans have a health problem that requires taking a prescription drug every week, and over 100 million Americans have high cholesterol. To make matters worse, we are leading our youth down a path of disease earlier and earlier in their lives. One third of the young people in this country are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. Increasingly, they are falling prey to a form of diabetes that used to be seen only in adults, and these young people now take more prescription drugs than ever before. These issues all come down to three things: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dr. Campbell is a Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University. He has received more than 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers. His legacy, The China Study, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. The study was the culmination of a 20-year partnership of Cornell University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. An engaging and enlightening interview, Dr. Campbell has an encyclopedic knowledge of health and nutrition backed by more than 40 years of research. His well-documented views on the social and political forces of health and nutrition and the impact on Americans makes him a credible and authoritative subject-matter expert regarding topics such as the current low-carb fad and the ensuing “Atkins Backlash.” PUBLICATION DETAILS The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health
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DISPERSEMENT AND AGGLOMERATION IN MEDICINE The Wisdom of T.C. McDaniels By Terry Chappell, MD, an Integrative Family Physician from Bluffton, Ohio Last year I had a wonderful visit to T.C.McDaniels, D.O., who is practicing medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. This 95 y.o. gentleman has taken his own journey in medicine, based on some fundamental principles of chemistry that cannot be denied but have been ignored by the general medical community. His patients have been successful in avoiding heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney stones, chronic fatigue, and many other conditions. He greeted me as a friend, and he offered to give me a gift of knowledge to help me live a long life with all my faculties, free from being a burden to my family in my later years or from wasting most of whatever resources I may have accumulated near the end of my life in an avalanche of medical and hospital bills. TC starts with the basic concept that anions are negatively charged particles, and cations are positively charged particles. Opposite charges attract, and in the right medium with the right pH, particles with opposite charges will bind together and precipitate out of a liquid solution to form solids. He calls this agglomeration. It occurs in the body frequently. Sometimes the process of agglomeration is life-saving, such as blood clotting to stop bleeding after a laceration. But more often, the body works better when particles and molecules are dispersed, resulting in a slippery, free-flow of various substances and energy throughout the body. Calcium oxylate stones form in the kidneys, just like a precipitate in a chemistry lab. At least 80% of heart attacks and strokes occur in arteries that have only a minimal amount of plaque. These “vulnerable plaques” leak a small amount of fat tissue that causes agglomeration (clots) that suddenly block the vessel. The tissue supplied by that vessel dies from an acute lack of oxygen and nutrients. This is called a heart attack or stroke. Inflammation can result from an injury, infection or foreign substance. The body’s response is to send out cytokines and other chemical substances. Agglomeration forms, and unintended damage can occur. A lack of enzymes, hydrochloric acid,
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and/or bile can result in ineffective digestion and dispersement of food. With a leaky gut, these bigger food particles are absorbed, and food allergies occur. If our endocrine glands, such as thyroid, adrenal and sex organs become overworked, inflamed or nutritionally exhausted, they do not produce the hormones we need. We become tired and sluggish. Pollutants come into the body by various channels. They are often loaded with highvalence cations, which clog up our cellular function and cause inflammation. Toxic substances interfere with receptor sites on cell membranes. Neurotransmittors become ineffective. Brain function deteriorates. Our connective tissue, sometimes called ground substance, becomes overloaded with cations, which interferes with energy flow. This energy flow can sometimes be restored by acupuncture or trigger point therapy. Conventional medicine trys for a quick fix, by blocking actions of the body with drugs. Rarely does it try to disperse particles, reduce agglomeration or improve energy flow. Medications might improve symptoms, but they cure very little, and often have side effects. Integrative medicine is better at getting to the cause of malfunction and is much better at dispersement. TC coined a catchy phrase: “The solution to pollution is dilution.” The first step toward better health is to drink lots of good water, get regular exercise, and breath deeply of clean air. By good water, TC means reverse-osmosis, distilled water with very low levels of total dissolved solids. A guideline is to drink at least a pint of water prior to each of three meals a day. The second step is to alkalinizing the diet, partly by reducing sodium and calcium in favor of magnesium and potassium, and by having a good daily influx of anions like sulfates, carbonates and phosphates, which are found in most vegetables. Locally-grown, organic foods without labels on them are the best foods to eat. We want to keep the ratio at 35% cations to 65% anions. Step two also makes certain not to ingest an excessive amount of minerals, which are common in high-dose multi-vitamins. If the patient tends to have arrhythmias, however, he or she might need those extra minerals. Step three is to eliminate toxic metals as much as possible from the body. Toxic metals tend to be high-valence cations that cause agglomeration, among other harmful effects. Intravenous EDTA is the broadest chelator to remove toxic metals, such as lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. These metals are found commonly in the general population and are extremely dangerous. Lead, for example, increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and premature death. EDTA with magnesium is also a very effective surfactant (like soap). It makes everything in the body more slippery, except appropriate blood clotting, which is still available when needed. Step four is to examine carefully the endocrine glands, which often need extra support, even if routine blood tests are reported as “normal”.
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Other measures and supplements can be helpful in promoting dispersement and avoiding agglomeration. Fish oils, nattokinase, rutin, garlic and full spectrum vitamin E can reduce clotting. Probiotics and digestive enzymes can help digestion. Aloe vera soothes the lining of the gut, and contributes nicely to a slippery effect. Serrapeptidase, proteolytic and mucolytic enzymes can reduce inflammation and disperse mucous.
Understanding Eternity and the Evolution of Human Nutrition By Kwaku LC Woods, M.D., R.N. founder of Prometheus, a holistic medical education co, based in Cleveland, OH
Red yeast along with coenzyme Q10 reduces inflammation in the walls of blood vessels, which might be a bigger risk factor than an elevated cholesterol. Low carbohydrates in the diet dramatically reduce high triglyeride levels, which is commonly referred to as “mud for blood”. Silymarin (from milk thistle) is probably the best herbal liver detoxifier. Massage therapy, sauna, and exercise are helpful. Acupuncture, manipulation, prolotherapy and neural therapy are doctor-administrated procedures that are effective. In summary, Dr. T.C. McDaniels, puts a lifetime of accumulated knowledge into four simple steps. They will help you be slippery, not sticky, which in turn can avoid abnormal agglomeration and the ravages of chronic diseases.
A very heavy question and one you should not approach superficially or unprepared. You can grapple with the question from various angles and get to feeling like the story of the blind men and the elephant.
L. Terry Chappell, M.D., has thirty four years experience as a family physician with a special emphasis on preventive and nutritional medicine. A graduate of DePauw University in premed and the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Chappell has established a worldwide reputation as a leader and teacher of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He has served as President of American College for Advancement in Medicine and is currently President of International College of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Chappell has published several books, the latest being Questions from the Heart, a popular patient guidebook to chelation therapy. He also contributed chapters to several best selling books including: The Yeast Syndrome by Trowbridge and Walker, Pain, Pain, Go Away by Faber and Walker, and 40 Something Forever by Harold and Arline Brecher. He has also authored numerous pamphlets and scientific articles, many of which have been published in scientific journals. He is on the Editorial Board of three medical journals. Dr. Chappell has served as a consultant for five medical schools, and is involved as Chief Investigator or co-investigator for several research projects.
is affected by it).
One grasping only his trunk pronounced that an elephant was like a thick hose. Another touching only his sides exclaimed an elephant is like a wall. A third felt only the tale and said doubtlessly that an elephant was like a rope. The next, expertly examined only the legs and quickly proclaimed an elephant to be like a tree. The fourth,……………. well you get the picture. You can’t examine something in only one way or in one dimension and grasp what it is or the things that pertain to it, (affects it or
O. K. with such a flashy opening I bring you to the knowledge, experience, and even life, of mankind. However to pose the question of eternity we must not simply question the life of mankind, we must pose all questions to the life of all life. In other words we must question the origin of all life. As a “Trivalent Being”, (see “The Trivalent Understanding”-Kwaku Larry C. Woods RN M.D. MetD¹), I can assess and respond with a physical, emotio-mental, or spiritual quotient. (Also with specific training you can utilize all three simultaneously and set up resonant energy frequencies), but enough shameless plugs, I am writing to address an approach to eternity and I aim to provide one. As a child I was always intrigued by science and the view that it provided to life, sadly it provided no answers to questions of non-life. Eternity is one of those. Philosophy, ethnology, and theology all approach eternity as from a great distance but I was blessed to grow up in Southeast Asia where different approaches were in vogue. Yin Yang..was the symbol used to explain the concept of all existence; it was called the ying/yang. It showed that all things in existence operated in conjunction with its’ opposite. And that its greatest force, effect or existence was at the weakest point of it’s opposite. It told a lot of other stuff about a lot of other stuff but that’s enough for us right now.
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So, what have we got? You could reason that to approach the smallest part of eternity you could start at the greatest part of it’s opposite. What is the opposite of eternity? I submit that one thing that certainly fits the bill is life itself. Life is life because it is so time limited. You are alive and so no matter if you are a fruit fly whose life is measured in minutes or a giant sequoia tree, you will die. In most of our human discourse in all languages and all cultures life has been measured against the weight of eternity. Using that as our hypothesis we need only to find life’s strongest point to start to approach eternity. (A-ha, as the plot thickens), remember we are not talking about human life but all life; and where would all life have been the strongest? Why, when it began of course. The processes that sent the first living things into motion all have their beginnings in eternity. The initial energies that propelled living things into being were derived from and propelled by eternity into this existence and their abundance in the primordial seas gave birth to cycles of life that fill this world and power our very being. It is no accident that the electrolyte compositions of the very blood in our veins are the exact percentages of that solution in seawater.
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seem to function with more life and as such are that much closer to approaching the beginnings of eternity. Please send your inquiry to: email@example.com Developer of Vector Augmentation* Originator of Face-Up, Deep Vision, and Ako-Ben Instructional Curricula Lecturer and Health Consultant for 35 years Motivational Speaker Writer of 2 books and several articles, pamphlets, and newsletters on alternative health Medicine Graduate of University of Kentucky School of Medicine, member of the Vice Presidents council and founder of the M.A.P. (Minority Admissions Program) for recruitment to Med School, (still in use). Internship and residency at Howard University Hospital Family Practice Program Finalist in National Medical Associations call for publishing new papers for ”Prospective Medicine” Medical Director at Intercounty Health Inc., Martinsburg, West Virginia, and Sicily Island Medical Center, Sicily Island, Louisiana
So let’s test our theory. Let us see if the closest things we can find to those first living things have vestiges of eternity in them. The first things to bring life to this planet were tiny marine plants called phytoplankton. They burst forth and blossomed in the ancient seas and surprisingly are still in existence today! After all the species they fed, nourished, and sustained have lived, changed, and died; they still exist. Not only exist, but serve still as the basic food for the largest and longest lived creature on this planet, Balaenoptera, Musculus: the blue whale. Their life span is given at 80 to 135 years and they feed exclusively on a phytoplankton called krill. It has been questioned why mankind would seek to provide 100% of the needs of his being from only 30% of the planet. The remaining 70% of the earth is sea. (Strangely enough 70% of the human body is water also). There is a drink made from phytoplankton that contains all the life affirming building blocks that started life on this planet. It was discovered and marketed by a man who initially found that the terminal cancer he had been diagnosed to have totally disappeared after an accidental diet laced with phytoplankton. The phytoplankton was analyzed and found to have over 400 times the energy of any other plant. Call me grandiose or spacey but I feel very strongly that some of the properties of this messenger of life to this planet may be due to the fact that somewhere very deeply hidden in its origins lies a connection with forces that do indeed, approach eternity. Somehow, as you experience the difference between regular human existence and the amplified living the marine plankton contains, that connection becomes more and more real. Most would agree that with this logical, natural, scientific addition to your life you do
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