Many people know which foods to avoid (right?). Despite the barrage of chocolate chip cookies, cakes, potato chips, and soda pop which provide out body with a healthy dose of disease, most people know that those foods are indeed unhealhy. But when it comes to the healthy stuff, do you know which foods are worthy to be called 'superfoods'? The answers may surprise and delight you.
The wheat today is completely different than the wheat our grandparents and even our parents ate. What we have now is not the traditional four and a half foot tall plant which was cultivated for thousands of years. Today we grow an 18 inch tall, semi dwarf, lab made, genetically engineered creation made specifically to increase yields and profits, and is more aptly called 'frankenwheat' by Dr. William Davis, the author of 'Wheat Belly'.'
How often do you feel bloated or tired at the end of a meal? Perhaps you suffer from disturbed sleep or your stomach is constantly grumbling or groaning. You may have aggravating aches and pains. Lethargy, chronic fatigue and digestive disorders arrive when we strain our digestive systems and the modern diet which mixes many varieties of foods can contribute to this strain.
Melanie Joy presents "Carnism: The Psychology of Eating Meat" at the McDougall Advanced Study Weekend, February 2012.
Neal Barnard MD discusses the science behind food additions. Willpower is not to blame: chocolate, cheese, meat, and sugar release opiate-like substances. Dr. Barnard also discusses how industry, aided by government, exploits these natural cravings, pushing us to eat more and more unhealthy foods. A plant-based diet is the solution to avoid many of these problems. Neal Barnard is the founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
Over 2,000 scientific studies have demonstrated the wide range of problems associated with Omega-3 deficiencies. The American diet is almost devoid of Omega 3's, except for certain types of fish.
In fact, researchers believe that about 60% of Americans are deficient in Omega-3 fatty acids, and about 20% have so little that test methods cannot even detect any in their blood.
The human brain is more than 60% structural fat, just as your muscles are made of protein and your bones are made of calcium. But it's not just any fat that our brains are made of. It has to be certain types of fats, and we no longer eat these types of fats like we used to.
Colin Campbell discusses his finding in the China Study; the largest health study ever conducted in history. His lecture is preceded by two clips describing his new movie, Forks Over Knives, a documentary about the relationship between diet and the occurrence of disease. Learn what food products turn cancer, heart disease, diabetes and hundreds more illnesses "on and off like a switch."
An allergic reaction to caffeine manifests as anaphylaxis. During a state of caffeine anaphylaxis, the body enters the fight or flight mode, which may be mistaken as hyperactivity, anxiety, or panic disorder. Caffeine anaphylaxis causes cerebral vasculitis, leads to the breakdown of the blood brain barrier, and generates toxic dementia.
With the upswing of "chemical imbalance" disorders that surfaced in the latter twentieth century, many researchers frantically attempt to unravel the brain's intricate clockworks. In turn, as the number of persons suffering with mental issues mount, it seems that doctors, pressed for time, are quick to refer patients to psychiatrists. Failing to request a medical physical, many psychiatrists hand out medications, often masking the underlying physical problem.