Nutrition

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

“Not only are fish relatively low in fat and cholesterol, but they also contain omega-3 fatty acids (commonly called fish oils). These are very long-chain, polyunsaturated fatty acids that seem to have cardiovascular benefits. Large population studies have shown that groups of people who eat fish regularly have fewer heart attacks than those which do not, and omega-3 fatty acids are believed in part responsible for this protection. The omega-3 fatty acids have an anti-thrombotic effect, which means that they cause blood to take longer to clot. Since most heart attacks ultimately occur when a blood clot forms and becomes lodged in a narrowed coronary artery, a reduced tendency to clot is an obvious advantage. Omega-3 fatty acids can also help lower an extremely elevated serum triglyceride level (the fat in the bloodstream). Omega-3 fatty acids occur in marine phytoplankton, which are eaten by small fish and work their way up the food chain. All fish and shellfish have some, but cold-water fish have a higher total fat content and more omega-3 fatty acids than fish found in warmer water.” (p.430)

Benson, H. and Stuart, E. 1992. The Wellness Book. New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster.

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Natural solutions for Diabetes. Troy Casey, Holistic Health lecture

Troy Casey the Certified Health Nut was asked to speak on holistic health at the 2012 American Diabetes Association ( ADA ) in Los Angeles. Troy extols the virtues of Paul Chek’s THE LAST 4 DOCTORS YOU WILL EVER NEED. Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, Dr. Movement & Dr. Happiness.

Will applying holistic health principles of natural healthy lifestyle cure diabetes? I believe anyone who applies 1st principles of natural health to a holistic lifestyle will be basically disease free…we still must consider the industrialized pollution of the air, water & soil and its effects on the human population…BE AS HEALTHY AS YOU CAN….KNOWLEDGE APPLIED IS POWER!

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Love Potion

“Experts also stress that antidepressants are not the only, or even the best, way to make marriage sunnier for people with mild depression. Exercise has been well established to lift mood. Increasing dietary intake of high-purity Omega 3 fatty acid to 1-2 grams per day reduces depressive symptoms, studies have found. A program known as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), which combines elements of cognitive behavioral therapy with mindfulness meditation, curtails anxiety and prevents relapse of major depression on par with antidepressants…And, yes, good couples therapy can also help people understand better the contours -weak but possibly stronger than they think- of their relationships.” (p. 264)

Kamps, L. (2012). Love Potion No. 999. Elle, 27(9), 258-264.

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THE CHINA STUDY Lecture, Introduced by Dr. John Westerdahl

Dr. John Westerdahl, introduces his friend, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. Dr. Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. Dr. Campbell describes The China Study, the most comprehensive study on health and nutrition ever conducted. He discusses the importance of a plant-based diet in the prevention of diseases such as cancer. Presented to the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Fiber

“One of fruits’ and vegetables’ important ingredients is indigestible fiber, which soaks up water in the digestive system and sweeps everything out. It’s nature’s street sweeper for your GI tract. High-fiber diets move food, toxins, and parasites through quickly and harmlessly. When your diet is low in fiber, it gives more opportunity for parasites to attach to your intestine and for toxins to enter your bloodstream.” (p. 93)

Colbert, D. 2007. The Seven Pillars of Health. Lake Mary, F.L.: Siloam.

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Angina Pectoris – Lifestyle Modification

“A strict vegetarian diet can be even more effective. In a British study, four out of four patients with severe angina who had not responded to medication became symptom-free after five to six months on a “vegan” diet that entirely excluded animal products. They were able to engage in strenuous activities without pain…In an earlier study, when six angina patients were put on a diet consisting of rice, fruits, vegetables, and a specially prepared mixture of amino acids, their angina pain decreased, their ability to exercise increased, and their serum cholesterol levels dropped nearly 40 percent.” (p. 55-56)

Walker, L. and Brown, E. 1998. The Alternative Pharmacy. Paramus, N.J.: Prentice Hall Press.

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