8 CEC’s / Holistic Health Nutrition Vol. 22
This two-hour DVD presentation features the discussion of topics related to holistic health and nutrition.
Holistic Nutrition Topics covered:
- If Fructose is Bad, What About Fruit?
- Back in Circulation: Sciatica
- Kempner Rice Diet
- Food Industry Funded Research Bias
- Coffee and Artery Function
- Chicken Big: Poultry and Obesity
- Aspartame and the Brain
- Paleo Diets May Negate Benefits
- Can Diet Prevent Kidney Cancer?
- Vegan Women Have 5x Fever Twins?
- Estrogen in Meat, Dairy, and Eggs
- Preventing Crohn’s Disease with Diet
- Ciguatera Poisoning & Chronic Fatigue
- Dietary Factors Affecting Breast Cancer
- Saturated Fat Studies Buttering UP
- Saturated Fat Studies- Set Up to Fail
- How Many Meet the Simple Seven?
- Plant Based Diets and Diabetes
- Are Raisins Good Snacks for Kids?
- Never to Late to Start Eating Healthier
- Flax Seeds for Hypertension
- Why Prevention is Worth a Ton of Cure
- Peppermint for Athletic Performance
- Curcumin vs. Exercise
- The Actual Benefits of Diets vs. Drugs
- Plants to Prevent Alzheimer’s
Expanded Discussion Topics:
- The Actual Benefit of Diet vs. Drugs
One of the reasons people may undervalue diet and lifestyle changes is an overconfidence in the ability of pills and procedures to prevent disease. For example, people tend to wildly overestimate the power of things like mammograms and colonoscopies to prevent deaths from breast and bowel cancer, or the power of drugs like Fosamax to prevent hip fractures, or the power of cholesterol-lowering drugs to prevent fatal heart attacks.
- Plant-Based Diets and Diabetes
Decades ago we started to get the first inklings that a plant-based diet may be protective against diabetes. Studies going back half a century found that those eating meat one or more days a week had significantly higher rates of diabetes, and the more frequently meat was eaten, the more frequent the disease. And this is after controlling for weight. Even at the same weight, those eating plant-based had but a fraction of the diabetes rates, and if anything, vegetarians should have had more diabetes just because they appear to live so much longer so had more time to develop these kinds of chronic diseases–but no–apparently lower rates of death and disease.
- Athletic Performance With Peppermint
Ever since smoking was prohibited in nightclubs, customers have increasingly noted unpleasant smells, such as body odors, so researchers in Europe thought they’d try to cover them up. They measured the effects of peppermint, for example on dancing activity and asked people to rate their energy level from calm and quiet to what looks like suicide bomber level, and indeed people felt more cheerful, danced more and so environmental fragrancing may be expected to have positive effects on club revenue. And so innovative nightclubs are already inviting aroma jockeys to smell the places up.
- Which Dietary Factors Affect Breast Cancer Most?
My favorite cancer-specific charity is the American Institute for Cancer Research, shown here lauding the China Study and the documentary Forks Over Knives, with which they share the same bottom-line message. The healthiest diets are those that revolve around whole plant foods. This increased awareness of the importance of plant-based eating is something all of them at AICR welcome.
- Paleo Diets May Negate Benefits of Exercise
Much of the low carb and paleo reasoning revolves around insulin. To quote one random blogger, “Carbohydrates increase insulin, the root of all evil when it comes to dieting and health.” So because carbs increase insulin, we should stick mostly to meat, which is fat and protein—no carbs, so no increase in insulin, right? Wrong. We’ve known for half a century that if you give someone just a steak, no carbs, no sugar, no starch–their insulin goes up. Carbs make your insulin go up, but so does protein.