8.0 CEC's / Holistic Health Nutrition Vol. 19
This 100 minute DVD presentation features the latest cutting-edge science in holistic nutrition.
Holistic Nutrition Topics Covered:
- Turning the Clock Back 14 Years
- Longer Life Within Walking Distance
- Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein
- Sweet Cherries and Inflammation
- Gout Treatment with a Cherry on Top
- Watermelon for Sore Muscle Relief
- Cadmium and Cancer: Plant vs. Animal
- Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer
- Topical Application of Tumeric
- When Low Risk Means High Risk
- Broccoli: Sprouts vs. Supplements
- Dark Chocolate and Artery Function
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Alzheimer's: Grain Brain or Meathead?
Expanded Discussion Topics:
Which Nut Fights Cancer Better?
In my video on nuts and breast cancer prevention, I featured data from the Harvard Nurse’s Study suggesting early nut consumption may be a viable means for breast cancer prevention. A follow-up study involving the daughters of the nurses corroborated the findings. Those eating more peanut butter, nuts, beans, lentils, soybeans or corn were found to just have a fraction of the risk for fibrocystic breast disease, which places one at higher risk of cancer, and the protective effects were found to be strongest for those most at risk, the ones with a family history of breast cancer.
What Diet Should Physicians Recommend?
In 2013 a Nutritional Update for Physicians was published in the official journal of Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed care organization in the United States which covers about nine million people with about 15,000 physicians, who were told that healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, defined as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy, and eggs as well as all refined and processed junk.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Grain Brain or Meathead?
The rates of dementia differ greatly around the world, from the lowest rates in Africa, India, and South Asia, to the highest rates in Western Europe and especially North America. Is it all just genetics? Well the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is significantly lower for Africans in Nigeria than for African Americans in Indianapolis, for example. Up to five times lower.
Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer
The low incidence of large and small bowel cancer in India is often attributed to natural antioxidants, such as curcumin in the diet, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, which is used in curry powder. However, it is imperative to recall that beneficial effects attributed to diets are seldom reproduced by administration of a single ingredient in that diet. For example, diets rich in beta-carotene lower the risk of tobacco-related cancers, but the administration of beta-carotene pills does not. That doesn't stop researchers from trying though.
Anti-inflammatory Life is a Bowl of Cherries
Haggis, the national dish of Scotland, is a savory pudding of heart, liver, lungs, and oatmeal traditionally stuffed inside of a stomach. And when that stomach goes into our own stomach, our digestive enzymes and stomach acid have no problem digesting it away. But how come our body digests the stomach lining of a sheep on our plate, without digesting our own stomach lining? It’s meat, we’re meat, why don’t we digest our own stomach every time we eat?
Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?
The largest study in history of those eating plant-based diets recently compared the nutrient profiles of about 30,000 non-vegetarians to 20,000 vegetarians and about 5,000 vegans, flexitarians, and no meat except fish-eaters, allowing us to finally put to rest the perennial question, “do vegetarians get enough protein?” The average requirement is 42 grams of protein a day. Meateaters get way more than they need, and so does everyone else. Vegetarians and vegans get 70% more protein than they need every day.