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August 4, 2017

I just mentioned this two days ago…

There is something about nuts. Here are a few things that you might want to know.

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July 24, 2017

The Fat Wars, by Dr. George Lundberg

This Post is something that I got from Medscape. I can’t just paste it here because you have to be registered on their site to get it. And, I am probably violating some promise to secrecy – or some internet copyright arrangement – so don’t tell anyone that you got it here.

That said, this is a useful example of forces behind “official” recommendations: it can be a mix of facts, fiction, and fantasy. But, because if comes from what is supposed to be a credible source, we tent to give it a lot of weight. (It falls under the “be careful who you listen to” category, as far as I am concerned.

It is also an example of how things can become very complicated, but they can also be simplified (at least I will offer what I consider a simple solution).

Here is the quote from Dr. Lundberg:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

COMMENTARY

The Fat Wars

 

“Hello and welcome. I am Dr George Lundberg and this is At Large at Medscape. I am about to fix my dinner and I do not know what to eat. Can you help me?

You probably saw the official American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Presidential Advisory” on dietary fats and cardiovascular disease, by 12 distinguished authors.[1] It was published in the AHA’s own journal, Circulation, on June 15, 2017, with much public relations hoopla. The authors ignored the world literature and cherry-picked four studies they considered the best, and pronounced that lowering the intake of saturated fat, coupled with a higher intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat, would reduce cardiovascular disease by about 30%.

Never mind that on March 18, 2014, a systematic review and meta-analysis[2] of many observational studies and clinical trials by six authors from Cambridge, England, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found no evidence that low consumption of total saturated fats and high consumption of polyunsaturated fats affected relative risks for coronary artery disease. Never mind that on Aug 12, 2015, 11 authors from Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, reported, in a systematic review and meta-analysis of many prospective cohort studies,[3] that intake of saturated fats was not associated with all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, or type 2 diabetes, although trans fats, especially of industrial origin, were.

Once upon a time, in 1982, JAMA published an early paper by the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial Research Group from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.[4] Back then, I was so naive that I believed that high serum cholesterol caused atherosclerosis.

David Cundiff is studying 19 different relative risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in 168 countries. They include consumption of animal products; refined carbohydrates; alcohol; tobacco; vitamin K2 intake; exercise level; body mass index; fasting blood sugar/hemoglobin A1c; blood pressure; medication for hypertension; cholesterol/HDL ratio; personal income; education level; gender; age; ethnicity; vitamin D level; air pollution; and fetal, infant, and childhood stress. That sounds pretty complicated. Results are published in Cureus.[5]

Finally, we have the great anecdotal case report of Fred Kummerow, who died on May 31, 2017.[6] Illinois professor Kummerow was born in Germany, moved to Wisconsin between the wars, and became a PhD biochemist. He never did believe much about cholesterol, saturated fats, eggs, meat, and butter having anything to do with heart disease. But from 1957 on, his research demonstrated big-time vascular damage from trans fats, margarine, and fried foods.[7,8] Four hundred Kummerow research papers later, the US Food and Drug Administration finally moved against the practice of adding manufactured trans fats to processed food.

Did I mention that he was 102 years old when he died this year? He practiced what he preached.

Meanwhile, back to the 19 risk factors. I am in good shape on 13 of them; there is nothing I can do about four; so I guess I will fix myself some beans and carrots, an apple, and one hard-boiled egg.

That is my opinion. I am Dr George Lundberg, at large at Medscape.”

So how do you simplify? Easy. The healthiest, longest lived, and happiest people on earth do things a certain way; do it that way. See Blue Zones Posts on this Blog for more information.

July 10, 2017

Eat Your Strawberries…

Which, by the way, grow like weeds in Everett, WA.!

Here is one very good reason.

June 30, 2017

The “Mediterranean Diet” – When Details Are Important

Keep it simple: but be clear.

What is “The Mediterranean Diet?”

Does it matter how you define it?

I like this woman’s answer: it is specific (and it is a specific pattern).

She raises an important point that should not go without saying. Namely, that two out of the five Blue Zones are from countries that comprised the original researched sources of the “Mediterranean Diet”, Greece and Italy. There is a connection. Interestingly, the original research was specific as to time period: the diet of the folks (predominately poor) during the 1960’s in certain countries, bordering the Mediterranean.

Details matter until you get the context and understand the pattern, then they don’t matter so much.

If you fail to understand, you become gullible for all kinds of silliness that will be peddled in the name of health. This applies to all kinds of things, btw.

June 10, 2017

“Blue Green Algae: Nature’s Most Potent Superfood.”

According to Dr. Daniel Pompa it is anyway.

And I would not argue with him: I began eating blue green algae in 1980, and have been a huge fan every since.

Like any whole food, this supplement is subject to degradation via all kinds of processing slip ups. That is why, after looking and working through those issues as well as cost, availability, and convenience, I wrote this Blog Post about it four years ago. Here is another Post where I put it in context (nutrition recommendations are not given in a vacuum – at least not if you are a health care professional, supposed to follow the evidence). And one more here.

Try searching “blue green algae” if you are interested because there are other Posts on it that I think are worth looking at – if you care about such things.

June 7, 2017

Today Show covers the Blue Zones

The Blue Zones are now all over the networks news apparently. I was told today about the coverage on the Today Show – the person who told me knew about the Blue Zones because her and I talked; she wanted me to know that it is now on The Today Show all week. Here is the link: notice the Ad that comes first!

If you have followed this Blog at all you know that I am a big fan of the Blue Zones. Here are a few Posts on the subject.

June 1, 2017

Don’t Take My Word For It

Dr. David Katz:

A board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine.

A clinical instructor at the Yale School of Medicine.

Published on Feb 5, 2014

May 30, 2017

JuicePlus+ Omega Blend: New

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss58fa34c36ba9c

May 15, 2017

Join us for a Healthy Living Event

Would you like to reduce inflammation?

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April 24, 2017

1600 in 8

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I mentioned in a recent Blog Post that I care about your health. I also mentioned that I see it as my job to help you make the best health choices that you can. One way that I do that is by providing you with valuable information: not the stuff you will get through the mainstream (corporate) media; and not the stuff you will see walking down the isles.

Often what we recommend is free – if you don’t count time and energy. Sometimes there is a cost. But the cost of health promotion and maintenance is nothing compared to the cost of being sick and diseased. And it is going to be one or the other. The older you get, the more certain you can be of that fact.

It is hard for some people to believe that we are not just another place making recommendations so we can sell stuff. For those who can get past that and actually look at what we recommend… here is a video describing the results of the 36th clinical study performed on JuicePlus+ products (https://safeshare.tv/x/ss58fb8760eb9a4).

(And I just figured out that if you go to our JP+ site and click on the photo of the Journal that each study is published in, you get a synopsis of the research results, cool huh? Here is the link to the Study in the video: http://dennisdilday.juiceplus.com/us/en/clinical-research/published-medical-and-scientific-journals)

JuicePlus+ is like Tai Chi and Kangen water: the more science studies it, the more benefits it is recognized as having. These things are like cheating for anyone wanting to restore or maintain their health. If that is you just let us know and we can help.

February 25, 2017

It Is Just Nuts

From BottomLinePERSONAL, March 1, 2017

(Nuts have been on my mind since the BlueZone awareness was raised again recently – I Blogged about it here. It is weird: I always loved nuts but, when I looked at my habits, they were not prevalent – I have fixed that. Here is why you should too! )

This is from a review of data from 20 prospective studies leg by researchers at Imperial College London, UK, and Harvard T. H. School of Public Health, Boston, published in BMC Medicine.

Here is what they had to say:

Just a few nuts a day may lower disease risk. In a review of studies, people who ate nuts had a 29% lower risk for coronary heart disease… 21% reduced risk for cardiovascular disease…and 15% lower risk for cancer. Nut eaters also had a 52% lower risk for respiratory disease…39% lower risk for diabetes…and 75% lower reduced risk for infectious disease. Most risk reduction for all diseases occurred in people who ate just one once of nuts per day-about two dozen almonds or 15 pecan halves.

(If you like nuts, it shouldn’t be too hard to get more of them into your life. Then you will get into the whole issue of soaking the nuts before you eat them… but that is different story. No wise cracks now from the peanut gallery, Ok? Restrain yourselves, please…:-)

February 24, 2017

Interested in what JP+ can do for you?

Here are a couple of thoughts:

If any of these topics interest you..we have research on all the bio markers of health…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpaJWuW4MyY&t=14s  2 minutes on eye health  Dr. Scott Sitterle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkpxAcUhK7Y  1:21 minutes on heart health..cardiologist Dr.  Rajput
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyfaZp6bPgQ   1:04 minutes with dentist Dr. Frank Eggleston
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48izp2GbeXo 1:26 with Dr. Matt Brown on the immune system
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09eGusRFOQk  skin health with Dr. Betsy Billies dermatologist   1:34 minutes
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6mzWZgMu0Y&t=66s 2 minutes on the science with Dr. Bill Sears
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