"Dr. Wahls, you saved me with your diet principles and I am keeping my kids as close to the same diet as I can.
In addition to the auto immune disease, I also have candida, so this complicates things a bit for me. At least I try to get my kids to eat greens, colors and sulfur rich foods every day and if they have room left for something sweet I give them dried fruit and nuts. They learned from me and my diet to eat this way.
Unfortunately, once they started kindergarten I am losing this battle a bit, as they get mostly starch to eat there and sweets, almost every day. They still eat the same good diet at home, but this is only one meal a day. I do see huge difference when they are at home, eating the right foods in terms of their behavior and overall health. I even tested and noticed a huge difference between home-made healthier sweets and store bought, which are full of bad stuff.
I hope to see the day when schools and kindergartens will realize their mistake and change the food th…
"A reader sent me this photo of her father-in-law's hospital meal after suffering a mini-stroke this morning. They served him Cheerios with skim milk, decaffeinated coffee with fake powdered creamer, a slice of white toast with margarine and Smuckers jelly and orange juice. Can you tell me what's wrong with this picture if this is what passes for a "healthy" meal in 2013?" - Jimmy Moore, blogger and author
"In 1971, General Mills debuted two monster-themed cereals: the sickeningly sweet Count Chocula and its strawberry equivalent, Franken Berry. Later cereals in this vein would include Boo Berry, Fruit Brute, and the unfortunately named Fruity Yummy Mummy. The line would prove extremely profitable, but in 1972, General Mills faced a public relations disaster. The dye they used to make Franken Berry pink often was not absorbed by the digestive system. Terrified parents found their children’s poop stained a garish pink and rushed them to the emergency room, fearing internal bleeding. The condition, called “Franken Berry Stool” was thankfully quite benign. The offending dye has long since been discontinued. Today, Franken Berry, Count Chocula, and Boo Berry are only available for a few months around Halloween time."
A new study suggests a cup of hot chocolate may be good for more than someone with a sweet-tooth.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School gave sixty adults two cups of hot chocolate every day for a month, as part of a study. They noticed increased blood flow to the brain, resulting in better memory testing after just thirty days.
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According to a new analysis of eight prospective studies, Asians eating more red meat are less likely to get cancer and heart disease.
From The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:
Conclusions: Ecological data indicate an increase in meat intake in Asian countries; however, our pooled analysis did not provide evidence of a higher risk of mortality for total meat intake and provided evidence of an inverse association with red meat, poultry, and fish/seafood. Red meat intake was inversely associated with CVD mortality in men and with cancer mortality in women in Asian countries.
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When many people get back their blood test results, they find their doctor usually recommends a cholesterol-lowering medication like Lipitor - and they don’t want to take it.
In most cases, there is no cause for alarm - or medication. A short summary based on a large amount of research (Gary Taubes; Good Calories Bad Calories, 2007 and Uffe Ravnskov; Ignore the Awkward! How the Cholesterol Myths Are Kept Alive, 2010): Total cholesterol level says little about heart disease risk. It is a “false and highly dangerous guide to the effect of diet on the heart”. LDL measurement is useless because it combines “fluffy” and “dense” cholesterol – fluffy is benign, while dense may be harmful. Only VLDL (dense) can indicate heart disease risk – if it is higher than 40 mg/dl (1.03 mmol/l). Triglycerides predict heart disease for people under 50. For them, high triglycerides accompany both obesity and heart disease. For people 50 and over, however, HDL is so far the only reliable predictor of risk. I…
"People who initially convert to the lower-carb form of eating have a desire for sweets and carbohydrates for 12-18 months because they are sugar burners and are addicted to numerous feel good hormones (serotonin – dopamine) released from over consumption of sugars and refined grain-based carbohydrates." - Gary Collins, M.S.