Autism, Eczema, Marijuana, and Immune Suppression

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This two-hour video presentation features the discussion of topics related to holistic health and nutrition. This online presentation also includes written transcripts for each topic as well as comprehensive linked references for further research.

Holistic Nutrition Topics covered: 

  • Autism and Casein from Cow’s Milk
  • Does A2 Milk Carry Less Autism Risk?
  • Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diets for Autism Put to the Test
  • Are Autism Diet Benefits Just a Placebo Effect?
  • Double Blind Clinical Trial of Diet for Autism
  • Pros and Cons of Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diets for Autism
  • Topical Honey for Canker Sores
  • Best Foods to Avoid Eczema
  • Exclusion Diets for Eczema
  • Does Oil Pulling Help with Cancer?
  • Oil Pulling Benefits for Plaque and Gingivitis
  • Oil Pulling for Teeth Whitening and Bad Breath Tested
  • The Risks of Oil Pulling
  • Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Checklist
  • Are Avocados Good for Your Cholesterol?
  • Avocados Lower Small Dense LDL Cholesterol
  • The Institute of Medicine Report on the Health Effects of Marijuana
  • Researching the Health Effects of Marijuana
  • Talcum Powder and Fibroids
  • The Rise in Blood Lead Levels at Pregnancy and Menopause
  • Should Pregnant Women Take Calcium Supplements to Lower Lead Levels?
  • Best Food to Counter Stress-Induced Immune Suppression
  • Are Microwaves Safe?
  • The Effects of Radiation Leaking from Microwave Ovens

Autism and Casein from Cow’s Milk
Human milk has 15 times less casein than bovine milk, and differs sequence-wise by about half, and so breaks down into peptides differently. Twenty-one bioactive peptides have been recovered from cow casein, including multiple casomorphins, compared to only five active peptides identified in human milk, and only one casomorphin. And, the casomorphins “from bovine casein are more potent.” This is a graph of opioid activity, where lower means more potent. Here’s the potency of straight morphine. And, here’s bovine casomorphin—significantly more potent than the weak opioid peptide from gluten, which is more comparable to the human casomorphin from breast milk.

Best Foods to Avoid Eczema
About 40% of kids with eczema have some form of food allergy. And, the more food allergies they have, the more likely it appears they’re going to suffer from eczema— and, make it worse. Those who react to cow’s milk protein are significantly more likely to suffer severe eczema, showing the important role cow’s milk proteins may play “in the induction and increased severity of eczema in children.”  Often, parents switch from cow’s milk to goat’s milk, in an attempt to improve their children’s eczema. But goat’s milk should never be given to kids with a cow’s milk allergy, because they often cross-react with one another, which has been confirmed with double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenges.

Are Avocado’s Good for Your Cholesterol
There are studies dating back more than a half century that appear to show that if you add an avocado to people’s daily diets, their cholesterol drops, and then goes back up when you remove the avocados, then goes back down again. Pretty convincing data—until you see how the study was done. They didn’t just add an avocado, they swapped out animal fat. No wonder their cholesterol went down! So, this may have just as well read: on lard, off lard, on lard, off lard. And, that’s what nearly all avocado cholesterol studies are like.

The Institute of Medicine Report on the Health Effects of Marijuana
When some misinformed people hear of the grand opening of a new plant-based medical practice, one plant in particular may come to mind. Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about cannabis, it is time to try to clear the haze. There are burning issues about a growing industry, with so much buzz and smoke and mirrors, the science can really take a hit. I mean, are there acute chronic effects? Blunt trauma from impaired driving, perhaps? I wanted to give the straight dope; weed out any dubious research, and it’s been quite a trip. 420 articles published within just the past few months!

Best Food to Counter Stress Induced Immune Suppression
Individual’s taking about a teaspoon of nutritional yeast a day worth of beta-glucans for 12 weeks were 60% less likely to report experiencing symptoms, like sore throat, stuffed or runny nose, or cough—strongly suggesting that baker’s, brewer’s, and nutritional yeast “beta-glucan is able to counteract the negative effects of stress on the immune system.” And, they experienced 41% greater vigor (which is a measure that encompasses “physical energy, mental acuity, and emotional well-being”). So, they just felt better, too.