August 8, 2014
diet, eating well epigenetics, Epigenetics, Health, My Book, Nutrients
Biology, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, Eating, epigenetic, food, Fruit, Gene, Health, Healthcare, Lifestyle Choices, well being
This will be my last BLOG on here. It has been fun and educational. To all of you that told me it helped cure a decease of a loved one or yourself…thanks. There is a ton of material in this BLOG to go through and my book “Food for Thought, An Epigenetic guide to Wellness”, is available in hard cover, paperback and eBook from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The eBook is my favorite because it lets me set bookmarks and highlight information. There are over 200 references in the book. This is a great start to doing your own search on health. I have enjoyed the years of doing this BLOG and thank the thousands of readers I have. It is time to move on to other projects. I am still doing my travel in Europe BLOG for those planning a trip. Good health to all my readers. Don’t believe the TV commercials, they are designed to sell you processed foods. Get to know your local farm markets. Enjoy your food again.
August 6, 2014
Animal Protein, diet, Epigenetics, Food Labels, Health, Nutrients, Plant Food, Plant Protein, vegan diet
Biology, cancer, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, epigenetic, food, Fruit, Gene, Health, Healthcare, Lifestyle Choices, Meat, Plant Based Foods, Vegan, Vegetarianism, well being
Do you eat healthy? Really? Check your refrigerator, freezer and pantry! How many frozen food items, boxes, cans and bags are there? These are all processed foods. Each of these contain either preservatives, sugars, fats or salt. Some contain multiple of these and some contain all of them. Processed sugar leads to diabetes and weight issues. It can also feed cancers. Salts lead to high blood pressure issues. Remember you get a lot more salt from processed foods (without any taste of salt) than you do from a salt shaker. Then you probably add salt for taste. Fats are in two categories good fats like in avocados and bad fats like saturated fats. Frying is bad in two ways you get saturated fats and the temperature causes fats to burn which is carcinogenic. Preservatives kill bacteria but they also kill our cells which causes problems within us. All life has similar cell structure. If it can kill bacteria or bugs it can kill your cells. You may not drop over dead but it is affecting your body.
Eat really healthy. If it grows and is organic eat it! If you have to eat meat, eat organic fed meats and limit the amount of meat, eggs, milk and cheese you eat.
July 23, 2014
diet, Epigenetics, Health, Nutrients, Nuts, Plant Food, Plant Protein
Biology, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, DNA methylation, epigenetic, food, Fruit, Gene, Health, Healthcare, Lifestyle Choices, nuts, Plant Based Foods, well being
Can something as simple as a nut help prevent cancer? YES! Dr Greger says even two handfuls of nuts a week can help protect against cancer. Plant based life protects us by building our immune system. It is great fuel for our bodies. There is always a danger of having people eat two handfuls of nuts a week and no other plants. Good strong health requires a mix of fruits and vegetables and nuts. Add beans, different colored vegetables and different fruits to your regular diet. Cut out sugary foods, salty foods and saturated fat foods. Watch the weight drop off and your health will improve. Buon Appétit!
July 18, 2014
Belief, diet, Drugs, eating well epigenetics, Health, Longevity, Nutrients, Plant Food, Plant Protein, stress, Thinking
Biology, cancer, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, epigenetic, Fast Food, food, Fruit, Gene, happiness, Health, Healthcare, Lifestyle Choices, Plant Based Foods, well being
With the power of nature and our epigenetics, why can’t our bodies adjust and keep us healthy? Nature takes millions of years to adjust to changes. Normally changes come slowly. When they o come fast they wipe out a major part of a species and those left need to adjust rapidly or go extinct. Both scenarios occur all the time. We are making changes to our bodies and environment at a very rapid degree. Our epigenetics tries to adjust but some of the changes cause conditions that can not be overcome! Take a diet that turns ON cancer genes and turns OFF tumor fighting genes. This makes it near impossible to fight the disease.
We have changed our environment in so many ways:
- Global warming
- Processed foods
- Not enough consumption of plants
- Stressful lives
- Negative thinking and beliefs
- Little or no exercise
This causes our bodies to be overwhelmed to the extent that our bodies become ill. All of these things are choices we all have. Make the right choice and you have a higher probability of health and extended life. Make the wrong ones and that probability drops rapidly. What choices do you make on the above items? How is your healthy? How many medications are you on? Choose wisely.
July 15, 2014
Animal Protein, diet, Drugs, eating well epigenetics, Epigenetics, Health, Nutrients, Plant Food, Plant Protein
Amino Acids, Biology, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Disease, DNA, DNA methylation, epigenetic, Epigenetics, food, Fruit, Gene, Gene expression, Lifestyle Choices, Meat, Nutrition, well being
OK we have this DNA which is used to build different protein structures. These are used to build cells, mechanisms inside each cell and to communicate between cells. Epigenetics tells the cell when and which DNA to use or to stop using. This is a very complex programming structure. Proteins can affect other cells and the methyl groups can turn one set of DNA ON while turning OFF another. This is why drug interactions is so complex. A drug can help in one area while creating serious problems in another. Somethings the resulting problems are worse than the original problem. Drug companies are fast at work researching how to change our epigenetics in new drugs. I believe this is very dangerous. I don’t believe anyone today understands the extent of this programming. Playing with one small area can affect others unrelated areas.
Plants are the basis of modern medicine. Scientists know that plants have incredible healing powers. Drug companies find which substance in the plant affects a symptom, then they synthesize it into a drug. The problem is our bodies are more complex than this. Different substances play a role TOGETHER to help our cells. Playing with one at a time is very dangerous. Why are fruits (which contain sugar) good for us but sweets are so bad? It is because in a fruit the sugar is wrapped in fiber. The fiber acts like a time capsule, releasing a little sugar at a time over a long period of time. Sweets dump sugar on our system all at once.
Nature is a symbiotic relationship between animals and plants. We can not survive without plants. The missing amino acids that our DNA uses to build need proteins only come from plants! Yes they are in meat but because that animal ate plants. So they are there indirectly. If you or your family are eating a diet of little of no plants, you are running a huge risk of chronic illness. Change your diet today.
June 27, 2014
diet, eating well epigenetics, Epigenetics, Health, Nutrigenomics, Plant Food, Sex
Biology, Conditions and Diseases, Diet, Eating, epigenetic, food, Fruit, Gene, Health, Healthcare, Libido, Plant Based Foods, sex, well being
Everyone wants great sex! It is a part of our inner most brain. Modern society with our poor diets and lack of exercise and stress can cause our sex drive to move into low gear. How do we get it back in high gear? Diet is important since cholesterol can block veins and cause a man to be impotent. Exercise keeps us in shape as well. The Therapy Book lists the top ways to keep your sex drive in high gear.
They list the top ten things we can eat to keep us on track sexually:
- NUTS AND SEEDS
- BLACK RASPBERRIES/BLACKBERRIES
- GINSENG TEA
The only one I disagree with is eggs! They are high in cholesterol. Go to the link above to read what each of these does. Diet is not just about losing weight but being healthy and enjoying a great sex life. Happy eating!