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Temecula Valley FEB/MAR 2014 • VOL 55
Illness Prevention Key Lab Tests That Can Help Prevent and Reverse Disease
The Good, The Bad & The Toxic
Blood tests are often the best and quickest way to assess our health and to help us stay motivated. Even the healthiest among us have “chinks in our armor” and can benefit from these objective lab tests. There are many tests available to those looking for a health tune up. Here are several tests that I usually recommend when initiating a wellness tune-up. Read more on page 10.
By Hope Bundrant
Protein powder is big business. If you’ve been to a health food store lately, you’ve probably been overwhelmed by the selection of protein powders available. I’m not just talking flavors, but different types of protein.
Because we use protein powder as a meal replacement, it’s important to know what we’re really getting. Will it help us or hurt us?
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Being in the fitness world as a bodybuilding competitor, I’ve noticed that everyone has a favorite protein type. Of course, they all think theirs is better than the rest. Who do you listen to? Most people in the field are more concerned with muscle and peak performance than the dangers of consuming certain types of proteins or sweeteners. I think it is possible to have it all. And, as always, research should be done before choosing which protein powder to spend your money on and consume on a daily basis. Here are the different types of proteins used in the powders on the market. Some are good, some are bad, and some are toxic.
Whey Protein Powders Whey protein is the most common type of protein powder on the market. It’s a complete protein source because it contains all nine of the essential amino acids your body needs. These are amino acids your body can’t produce on it’s own. Whey contains protein, lactose, minerals and a tiny amount of fat. It’s pros are that it is complete protein, has high L-leucine content, is rapidly absorbed, helps build and maintain muscle because of it’s branch chain animo acids, and is relatively inexpensive compared to other protein sources. Whey protein comes in a three types – Concentrate, Isolate, and Hydrolysates. Whey concentrate is an ultra-filtered product that includes 20% – 90% of actual protein. The rest of the powder is made up of lactose, minerals and fats. On labels, it will sometimes tell you the percentage of actual
protein. This is the cheapest whey protein available. The drawback of this protein powder is that it has more fat, higher carbs and more lactose. Whey isolate utilizes a membrane filtration technique. It’s aim is to produce greater than 90% protein concentrate by “isolating” the protein from the carbs and fat. Whey isolate is lactose free, very digestible and very low in fat and carbs. However, this protein is about double the price of whey concentrate. Whey hydrolystate or hydrolized is a pre-digested protein. It is meant to be quicker for the body to digest because they have separated out the peptide bonds. It is about 99% pure protein and more digestible than isolate or concentrate. It is also the most expensive form of whey protein. Many people get confused on the topic of hydrolyzed protein vs. hydrolyzed whey protein. Hydrolyzed protein usually includes MSG because of the glutamic acid, additionally, it is not produced from the milk, but from other areas of the cow. Hydrolyzed protein is not the same as the hydrolyzed whey protein. Hydrolyzed whey protein is simply a more filtered and broken down whey protein. In determining the quality and efficacy of the protein in general, they use two terms, BV and PDCAAS. BV measures the ability of an animal or person to utilize that protein. PDCAAS measures the protein quality based on its amino acid content in relation to the Continued on page 13
Although advances have been made in treating cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders associated with hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia and the like, these conditions still are responsible for significant deterioration of the quality of life and risk of death for many patients. In many cases, medications used to treat these conditions are not well tolerated and have significant side effects. Read more on page 9.
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Functional Neurology Living in Sickness? What Happens When the Brain Misfires Brain cells communicate with electrical impulses and anything electrical can misfire, especially when exposed to harmful substances. The human brain can even short circuit. When the mechanism goes wrong it changes the whole world for the sufferer and seems that it can’t be turned off, such as in Fibromyalgia, RSD, Dystonia, unresolved or unexplainable Chronic Pain Syndromes, Alzheimers and Parkinsons. Read more on page 5.
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Gardens on the Moon? By Andy Canella Space gardens? It sounds like science fiction, but it may very soon be science fact. On a recent airing of Weekend Edition on KPCC, Robert Bowman, a senior scientist with Lockheed Martin, spoke about just that. He is working with NASA’s Ames Research Center to build a little habitat to grow selected plants that include turnips and basil. The habitat is scheduled to fly to the moon on the Google XPrize Competitor that has a launch deadline of the end of 2015. Basil has been grown many times on the international space station, but one of the goals of this experiment is to show that crop plants, that would ultimately feed astronauts and colonists, are able to grow on the Moon. NASA recognizes the key to long term sustainability is access to locally grown food plants, and you can’t get more local than your own backyard. So with spring right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about starting a garden in your backyard. Tomatoes, basil, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant and zucchini are just a sample of what can be grown starting in the spring, through summer and into the fall. Speaking of tomatoes, due to the rather mild weather we’ve been experiencing this winter, tomatoes planted in couple of gardens we installed late in the season last year survived the mid-December frost and are now producing like crazy. From one of those I’ve been harvesting 7 to 10 pounds of German Queen heirloom tomatoes each week for the past few weeks. That client told me her family was enjoying them “TREMENDOUSLY” and that just before the first tomato from her garden ripened she paid $4.99 for an organic, heirloom tomato at the grocery store. So don’t delay, give us a call to get your garden growing soon. Girasole Backyard Gardens will design and install a garden that is tailored to the needs of your family, and do it affordably. Your garden may be in-ground, in raised beds or containers, or incorporated into existing landscaping. Then, every week, we will maintain your garden for you, by succession planting, weeding, feeding, adjusting the irrigation for the weather and harvesting. Plans are also available to give you participation in the garden activities to any degree you desire, with only monthly or quarterly consultations to keep your garden headed in the right direction. We use only sustainable garden practices to ensure the long-term health and productivity of your garden. Natural amendments, rather than chemical fertilizers, are used to build the soil, which in turn
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The Power of Your Imagination 6 Simple Steps to Your Dreams
COunSeling liFe COaChing Discover the secret answers to what is holding you back Your greatest dreams might be hidden – even from yourself
By Linda Prejean
• Step on the right path and see your dreams unfold with elegant simplicity
The character of Dorothy in Wizard of Oz has only one wish – to find her way home. She is led to the Yellow Brick Road, the gold standard of paths, that can lead you to your own greatest desires by way of your imagination.
• Align your mind, heart and actions • Unpack your emotional baggage • Discover the keys to success through forgiveness and release
Your imagination is your creative center. Self-discovery will replace isolation and loneliness; fulfillment fills in the gap of uncertainty. When you are absorbed by your passions, the benefits like success or financial profit are the icing on an already satisfying cake. Known as ‘autotelic,’ your main goal is the experience you get from doing it. Our unconscious doesn’t know the difference between what is real and what is imagined. Put yourself in your dream and ‘pretend’ it’s true, and your brain believes it. Once you discover the value of your imagination, you are like the prodigal son returning home. You use your imagination anyway, but you might not be attracting what you want. Events can happen at lightning speed, so fast you usually don’t connect them to your thoughts, images, and emotions Like a child behind the wheel of a car, you might worry that it’s too much heavy equipment too soon. The good news is, when you consciously use your imagination with clarity and intention, you can create the life of your dreams.
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6. You build an aptitude for faith, weaving the vessel in which to hold it. Meditate on the words and images of good things which cause you to feel good inside. You increase your ability to hold more faith. Notice you do this anyway. You have certain thoughts that have accompanying images which conjure up a particular feeling – regret, remorse, anger – and then you repeat this sequence by ruminating on the negativity over and over. You feel like a victim, your world is chaotic and the results are uncertainty and a sporadic roller coaster ride with a few spicy moments thrown in to keep you hanging on before you smash back down to challenge and struggle.
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Live as though your wish is already fulfilled by making a Vision Board, Treasure Map, anything that organizes your mental images in a coherent structure is giving your brain a clear understanding of what is whispered from your heart. Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Let your imagination show you the beyond where anything is possible. It may be a different path, but there is no wrong way home.
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Living in Sickness? What Happens When the Brain Misfires
FIBROMYALGIA, UNRESOLVED CHRONIC PAIN, IBS, MIGRAINES, DIZZINESS, TREMORS & OTHER NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS. An Interview with Dr. Gilbert Jaudy, DC FACFN, FABVR, FABCDD by Mike Bundrant It happens. Brain cells communicate with electrical impulses and anything electrical can misfire, especially when exposed to harmful substances. The human brain can even short circuit, as in the case of a seizure. When the mechanism goes wrong it changes the whole world for the sufferer and it seems that it can’t be turned off such as in Fibromyalgia, RSD, Dystonia, unresolved or unexplainable Chronic Pain Syndromes, Alzheimers and Parkinsons. What you may not realize is that so many of the chronic ailments that plague people today come from chronic misfiring of circuitry as the brain attempts to communicate with and regulate the other organs in the body. When the human wiring system is compromised, the human being compromised. Proper communication cannot occur and this is what leads to organs and tissue going haywire. The result? You name it: autoimmune disorders, organ failure, chronic pain, fatigue, weakness, vertigo, metabolic issues, etc… the list is endless. The chronic health issues of our time begin in the brain. This is why I have found the work of Dr. Gilbert Jaudy to be of such interest over the years. Having been a patient and interviewed many of his patients, I know Dr. Jaudy’s Functional Neurology treatments tap into something deeper than any other alternative health treatment. Here are some highlights from our recent conversation. HT: What makes Functional Neurology treatments different from conventional type of treatments, it all deals with the nervous system, right? Dr. Jaudy: Through Functional Neurology we are able to measure the efficiency of the neurological pathways that we affect. With our unique method of testing, we know when the healing has occurred and the pathways are clear. Functional Neurology treatment outcomes are measured by examination of function of the nervous system. The bottom line is the measurement of what was done. For instance if a random procedure or therapy is done and we are not able to measure neurologically what happened in the brain, then we are not able to tell if we were helpful. HT: How do you know the treatment is effective? Dr. Jaudy: We have several types of testing. We use specific computer equipment and specific testing equipment for example to monitor the dilation and reaction of pupils to light, either direct or indirect. We are able to measure different activities that give us immediate response to what the brain is doing. We use clinical methods which gives us the ability to see the how the nervous system recovers and how it responds to the application. We test, re-test, monitor, and measure before and after each treatment application. The control system — the nervous system — is the central organizing authority; measured by sophisticated Brain-Based Computerized Technology, including EEG, EMG, and autonomic nervous system responses and measurements. Nervous system function includes measurements and monitoring changes to the autonomic nervous system (your auto pilot) and somatic motor function before and after each application evaluating the end organ function. There are many measurable variables such as heart rate, respiration, motor output of muscles, EEG and EMG analysis, sensory testing, posture, neurological reflexes are used to determine if a functional loss is present. A functional loss represents altered/impaired nervous system performance. If a functional loss is present, it is then determined WHERE the loss stems Continued on page 6
Living in Sickness? What Happens When the Brain Misfires Continued from page 5 respiration, motor output of muscles, EEG and EMG analysis, sensory testing, posture, neurological reflexes are used to determine if a functional loss is present.
You can’t do that because the bottom line is you aren’t going to get the document. You’re going to get gibberish. But, if you focus on the layout shape, and purpose you are going to get the document you want. So if you don’t focus on the proper goal and function of the neurological pathways you aren’t going to get the result you want. It’s going to manifest in random output and not the result you desire and probably more aggravation of the problem.
A functional loss represents altered/impaired nervous system performance. If a functional loss is present, it is then determined WHERE the loss stems from, such as brain, cerebellum, peripheral nerves, etc. People tend to think the back, neck, joints, and limbs as separate body parts but they are absolutely connected and controlled by their neurological origin in the “central computer” which is the brain.
It’s because the brain is an electric generator and it generates electricity at the speed of light. The cells or receptors are electric receptors—how long does it take you when you go into your bedroom to get light from the switch?
HT: So, that’s how you get such profound results. You just keep working with the patient until you can measure the result you want. There is no guesswork involved.
Dr. Jaudy: Instant. And this is the speed that we can see the results. When receptors or cells in the brain connect and start talking to each other electricity comes back very quickly.
Dr. Jaudy: Yes. There is no “random” in Functional Neurology. There is no “let’s do this and then see if you feel better.” We know when we do an application and measure the outcome if we are on the right pathway, and if the patient will react favorably. The parameters that are assessed tell us if the patient is going to do well or not do well. The treatment is broken into phases and you are tested, pre-tested, and posttested as you go through many phases of applications in just one treatment session and each subsequent treatment application is dependent on the previous finding. That is how we get results in one to three visits. When patients comment it’s a miracle, it’s actually a clinical expectation. They say “Wow! I’ve only had one or two treatments” but it isn’t a quick fix, it’s a real fix. We have created neurogenesis or neuroplasticity, likened to a jump start on an internal connection in the brain which will reflect to the entire system at the speed of light. It keeps going. It is exponential.
Whereas before the chain is going to keep going and going until this organism, which is the human body, begins to disintegrate. It’s going to fall apart.
The falling apart for patients is very, very emotional. It can go on, before humans completely collapse, they can sometimes suffer for twenty, thirty, forty or fifty years. I see these cases daily in my practice. Symptoms are not solved when they are simply masked by medication and more times than not can actually increase or emerge in other areas. The modern neuroscience of Functional Neurology allows trained doctors to use targeted treatment applications which target specific neural pathways, called neural tracts. Patient-centered diagnoses are completely individualized and discovers the roots of your symptoms. Rather than labeling the sources of your symptoms with unknown or unexplained phenomena, a patientcentered diagnosis involves thorough and meticulous techniques that identify each of your symptoms systematically. The patient also sees the results for themselves, not only because the doctor shows them what is happening; but also, because the treatments produce noticeable, positive results. Treatment to the very neurological and physiological pathways that make function possible. It’s purely the neuroscience of the wiring and engineering of human bodies. If these facts of function of human life are not addressed then any disruption in the function and symptoms of a patient will not be uncovered; and they will remain a mystery to, not only the doctor, but the patient who suffers.
You can start with one condition then that migrates into two and then ten and then fifteen. Functional Neurology allows me to pinpoint the problem area.
HT: So, you can identify the areas in my brain that are misfiring and work on those areas so that chronic conditions resolve and the body can function properly again? Dr. Jaudy: Absolutely. Regardless of the condition you present with, the bottom line is symptoms can have no end. You can start with one condition then that migrates into two and then ten and then fifteen. As the brain and the other systems start compensating, you start having hidden complications and neurons come into play and you get a mess that is getting deeper and creating more complex neurological layers.
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Functional Neurology allows me to pinpoint the problem area. If I have a problem in my frontal lobe it is going to affect one thing. If I have a problem in my frontal lobe and my parietal lobe it is going to affect another. If I have a problem in my frontal lobe and my parietal lobe and my basal ganglia, the structures in the brain, it is going to affect a different function. If I have lesions in two, or three, or four areas in my brain then I am going to create considerable disharmony which will create deficiencies in functions in the entire body; the nervous system, the joints, muscles, ligaments, our chemicals, the way we think, the way we walk. Everything will be affected. I don’t blame patients as most have seen 15-20 doctors and think “Oh this is another one of them, nothing is going to work for me because. I’ve tried everything under the sun, and I don’t know what this is going to do for me, I’m done.” That is not true. It is not reality. The patient needs to understand if the system is not re-wired properly the way it was designed to work, then the link has been missed, and the link can stay missing all your life. Let’s do an exam and find out what is happening so that you don’t have to suffer for the rest of your life. You don’t have to be crying, crippled, become demented, irritable, hyperactive, or have ailments the rest of your life with the clinical applications of BrainBased treatments in Functional Neurology. HT: That is where the healing begins. Dr. Jaudy: Absolutely, when you reconnect the wires and you start changing on the electrical level life comes back! And so you change also on the chemical and mechanical level. It’s a gift to humanity. It has to be done targeted. It has to be done specific. It has to be done with the highest standards of analysis. Let me give you an example. If you want to create a specific document on your computer for a specific purpose, you don’t just start punching numbers, can you?
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Discover Audio Visual Stimulation and More in Temecula First of all, we have to define what we are talking about. There are numerous definitions of health and wellness, but most agree that it is a state of physical and mental well-being. Therefore, we have to work on both our mind and our body in order to achieve true health and wellness.
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The American Medical Association has revealed that over 60% of all human illness is rooted in stress. This means that cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases are directly related to lifestyle. Stress also plays a large role in weight gain, specifically around the abdomen, back and face.
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While the initial response to stress for some people is a reduction in appetite, due to the release of adrenalin and a corticotrophin releasing hormone (CRH), the long term results are just the opposite, due to a hormone called cortisol. Because our modern lifestyles rarely require us to physically exert ourselves, we deny our bodies their natural physical response to stress.
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Unfortunately, the brain still registers stress the same as it always has, but because we donâ€™t respond with physical activity, our bodies store the stress response and continue to produce elevated levels of cortisol.
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The same thing is true for psychological stressors. The body responds with the same cascade of hormones as it does with exposure to a physical stressor. So, just by thinking about a stressful event, even if the event never actually occurs, the endocrine system starts pumping out stress hormones.
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Key Lab Tests That Can Help Prevent and Reverse Disease By Dr. Wes Youngberg When I was 24 years old I read the studies done by Drs. Brown and Goldsteine. They had just won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work showing how harmful cholesterol particles can enter the artery walls and cause plaque. So I took the initiative and got tested. Since I was very fit and careful with my diet, I was shocked to learn that I had very high LDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides. At first I was depressed but I quickly realized that I had been given a gift! A second- chance of- sorts. With this new awareness I could make the necessary changes now, well before any health problems developed. Everyone wants to be healthy but few of us recognize the underlying causes of our suboptimal health. A proper tune up requires that we first do the right blood tests. But when is the last time we took the time to get a comprehensive wellness evaluation? Blood tests are often the best and quickest way to assess our health and to help us stay motivated. Even the healthiest among us have “chinks in our armor” and can benefit from these objective lab tests. There are many tests available to those looking for a health tune up. Here are several tests that I usually recommend when initiating a wellness tune-up. 1) MTHFR test. No I’m not swearing at you. This could actually be the most important blood test of your life! It is the most significant scientific breakthrough resulting from the Human Genome Project completed in 2003. MTHFR is a blood test that tells us if we have a mutation in the gene and resulting enzyme that methylates, and therefore activates the vitamin Folate. Individuals with this mutation should avoid Folic Acid – the synthetic form of folate found in most multiple vitamins. This is also the most likely reason why studies are finding that multiple vitamin users may have higher risk of cancer and other diseases. Care should be taken to use only the best forms of nutritional supplements. About 40% of us have one copy of this mutation which results in a 30% decrease in our body’s ability to detoxify, repair DNA and suppress viruses. Having two copies creates up to 90% impairment. Because this mutation affects every cell and organ system it can be a hidden culprit in many health problem. There are five common variations of this mutation, each with it’s own easy to understand nutritional protocol that not only lowers health risk but actually produces a nutritional bypass of the mutation itself. This largely resolves the long- term health risk. My father was struggling with Congestive Heart Failure and autoimmune attacks on his blood platelets. Testing MTHFR uncovered a double mutation that once treated with the proper nutritional protocol dramatically improved his conditions within six weeks. For a free 5- page overview of this test go to the Lab Testing tab at www.dryoungberg.com. 2) Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) with Insulin, Cortisol, and A1C testing. The 2hr GTT is the best test to catch diabetes or prediabetes early. Nearly 50% of us between the ages of 40 and 59 already have diabetes or prediabetes. If you are older than 60, the odds you already have prediabetes is 66- 75%! Since 90% of us who already have prediabetes are completely unaware, it makes having high blood sugar and insulin levels one of the most under diagnosed health problems in America. A simple fasting blood sugar is not adequate since it’s the after meal blood sugars that account for the majority of risk. A 4- hr GTT would help determine adrenal fatigue and low blood sugar tendencies. These can be easily treated once properly understood. 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the Christ consciousness, or Christ Self, and then fuses with the living divine source of God. The higher self is one of many higher aspects of yourself. The highest self is your Christ Self. The kundalini is known as the coiled serpent at the base-of-the-spine chakra and rises through spiritual purity and self mastery to the What is ascension? Ascension is the ultimate goal of the soul. It crown chakra, and prepares one for the sacred ritual of ascension. is a sacred ritual where your soul returns to the One, the Divine You can take steps to advance yourself and walk on the path of asSource, God. It is enlightenment, a continual state of conscious- cension. Each step expands your consciousness, bringing you to ness in which an individual is in communion with the divine. a deeper level of spiritual awareness and development. Your first When one has ascended it means they have transcended the cy- step is to turn your attention to your higher self. Next is to comcles of karma and rebirth and ascended into a higher reality. This municate between your higher self and a master. Meditation bemeans they’ve balanced their karma and no longer need to return comes a key practice at this level. Then, an ascended master will to earth unless they choose to. guide you from there.
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An ascended master is someone who inhabits the higher planes and may teach unascended souls at the etheric temples. Some more known ascended masters are Jesus Christ, Mother Mary, Buddha, Saint Germain, Sanat Kumara, Maitreya, Saint Francis, Thoth, and Yogananda. There are many. An ascended master has merged with his Christ Self, has mastered time and space, has attained self-mastery of the seven rays and the seven chakras, and has balanced the threefold flame. There are seven major chakras, or energy centers, within our body that correspond to the seven rays. These seven rays are the white light that emerges through the prism of the Christ consciousness. The threefold flame is the spark of life that burns within a secret chamber of your heart. It holds the sacred trinity of power, wisdom, and love. Shamans often work directly with the ascended masters to bring their divine rays of light here on earth to help heal the earth and humanity. Mother Earth has just recently ascended. It is the first time ever. If she can do it, we can do it to. It is time to awaken. ASCENDED MASTERS PATH OF ASCENSION CLASSES: Learn to walk on the path of ascension. Meet the Ascended Masters of the Seven Rays through a shaman. Six monthly classes begin April 4, 2014 through September 2014. Held in Temecula, CA. More info at www.BalancedEnergies.com or call Shaman Iah Ka at (951) 699-9010.
mental health problems. Don’t think that being in the sun regularly eliminates your need to test Vitamin D. Even as a beach and sun lover my Vitamin D level has been as low as 25. Get tested and then take enough Vitamin D to achieve a 50 to 100 on your blood test. There are specific supplements, diet protocols and other natural strategies available at lifestyle medicine clinics to help control and even reverse risk factors associated with your “tune up”. Once baseline tests are done it is important that proper strategies be put in place to address the various causes of the health problems identified. Whether my patients are involved in the Optimal Brain Wellness series, the Diabetes Management Clinic, Detox Program, or the Total Wellness series, I generally recommend that the abnormal baseline labs be repeated at five and then 10 weeks in order to ensure success and make adjustments as needed. The good news is that the above lab tests and tune up can give us the direction we need to make the next three months a time of health transformation and healing.
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Protein Powders: The Good, The Bad and The Toxic Continued from front page human requirements for them. The higher the number in each, the better the protein source. Whey protein, in general, gets a 104-159 BV (depending on the type of whey) and a 1.00 in the PDCAAS category.
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How does this compare to other sources of protein? A whole egg scores 100 BV and 1.00 PDCAAS. Beef scores 80 BV and .92 PDCAAS. And peanuts score 68 BV and .52 PDCAAS. Refer to the comparison table at the end of the article.
Egg protein powder is a great source if you can’t get to an actual egg. It is a complete source of protein, like whey. In fact, all BV measurements are based on it. Like I said earlier, it’s BV level is 100 and it’s PDCAAS is 1.0. That is a perfect score in the protein arena. The drawbacks with egg protein powder is the cholesterol level (unless you get egg white protein powder). Egg protein is highly allergenic, and it is a very expensive protein compared to whey concentrate or isolate.
Casein Protein Powder
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Casein protein is the other protein in milk. It is a slow-digesting protein which some people prefer because it stays in their system longer. Because of the way casein is processed, it results in a slow-digestion, and steady release of amino acids. This is good when you’re in a more catabolic (muscle loss) state. Whey protein would be a better choice for a anabolic (muscle building) state, such as working out. Native casein, found in whole raw milk, is one of the best proteins for your muscles. However, there are some serious problems with casein protein. Most casein included in protein powders and drinks is ultra-thermolyzed. Because of this processing, the protein includes “putrid proteins” which are linked to cancer. Additionally, casein protein can be dangerous to those with kidney problems. A recent study showed that rats with kidney disease developed renal insufficiency with just 20% of casein protein in their diet. Casein protein has nitrogen byproducts which can exaserbate kidney damage. There is really not much reason to include casein protein powder in your diet. If you are doing dairy, drink a glass of whole, raw milk (or at least organic milk) to get the casein you want. You will probably not find unprocessed casein in a protein powder form.
Pea protein powder is created by drying, grinding and defatting a pea. It’s a decent alternative for vegetarians, but only contains three of the nine essential animo acids. It’s BV is pretty low at 65 and it’s PDCAAS is only 0.69. However, it does contain 30% of your daily dose of iron. Unless you are a vegan or allergic to dairy and eggs, pea protein is not the ideal choice.
Rice Protein Powder Rice protein is created by isolating the protein out of brown rice grain through an enzymatic process obtaining 85% – 91% of the protein. It contains all nine essential animo acids plus four times as more arginine than whey. Rice protein is a slow-digesting protein to give you an even energy level as well as allergen-friendly. Rice protein powder has a great concentration of protein and therefore is a great option for vegans. It scores 83 on the BV scale is a .47 on PDCAAS.
Hemp Protein Concentrate Powder Hemp protein concentrate is a complete food, but it lacks as a protein source. It only provides, at the most when processed, 50% protein. However, what it lacks in muscle building properties, it makes up for in immune building. It’s proteins are made up of edestin and albumin, which closely reContinued on page 15
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