Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Study shows memory loss from Alzheimer's disease can be reversed

Having been personally affected by a family member who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, this small study brings me hope. There is some data to show that memory loss in patients can be reversed and improvement maintained. What caught my attention is not a one-size-fits-all prescription was used for everyone - very different to what we are used to seeing with the medical establishment. 
"Publishing their results in the journal Aging, the team hasn't gone into much detail about how MEND works, probably because each treatment involves a complex combination of factors that has been specifically designed to treat just one individual, as each person's version of Alzheimer's appears to be different."

Friday, June 17, 2016

Effortless Weight Loss - Part 1

Summer is here and bare skin is in. It's likely that most folks are feeling anxious about slipping into a bathing suit after months of being covered up. Whether you got weight-loss or other health related issues to resolve, now is as good a time as any.

To help you look and feel your best, we turned to our favorite health experts. The information on weight-loss and lifestyle changes they provide has proven to be very beneficial. As I stated in the past, losing weight is only the first step. The real challenge is maintaining the weight-loss and that seems to be possible only when you make a lifestyle change. Make it enjoyable and maintainable, and you got a recipe for success!

Our first health expert is Chris Kresser, who strongly advocates Paleo nutrition. He believes that calorie-restriction diets are not a good solution in the long run and the Paleo lifestyle works for weight-loss because you get more nutrition from smaller amount of food.

"What makes a Paleo diet special is that it is more satiating per calorie than other diets, which helps you eat less without fighting hunger or counting calories."

Read more at: Chris Kresser - Tips for successful weight loss and https://chriskresser.com/how-to-lose-weight-without-trying-on-a-paleo-diet/

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Paleo Myths

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Anyone eating wholesome, real food heard of the Paleo Diet or lifestyle. People often criticize this lifestyle with popular statements. 

Here are the most popular Paleo Myths: 


The one I hear frequently:  “Cavemen Only Lived Until They Were 35.”  

Here's a good scientific reply to such an argument: 
"Children were especially vulnerable to all kinds of diseases and infections that we can now prevent with vaccines or cure with antibiotics: due to the incredible advances in modern medicine, the child mortality rate in the United States today is 0.639%. Paleolithic child mortality is almost unimaginable to us."
Another popular statement I hear is: It's not good to eliminate a whole food group.

I believe we really need to ask ourselves are grains really an essential food group by itself? Many doctors, including Dr. William Davis, author of "Wheat Belly" www.wheatbelly.com, are starting to believe it isn't. 

Mark Sisson states in his blog post:
“An unfortunately large number of people are forced to subsist on grains as a staple, because they’re cheap and plentiful and calories are scarce, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best way to eat. Grains aren’t necessary if you have access to plenty of fresh animals and plants.”
Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/top-8-most-common-reactions-to-your-grain-free-diet-and-how-to-respond/#ixzz4Aekh8qcs 

Have you heard any other statements disputing the Paleo Lifestyle?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Got a picky eater? Data shows parents are partly to blame.

New data findings: "Americans’ junk food habits start in toddler years. At age 1, we eat fries and brownies — but few veggies"

Although my toddler is not a very picky eater, I can see that if he had the choice between veggies and fruit, he'd pick fruit most of the time. People are wired to like sweet foods. But we just need to keep being persistent and offer the nutrient-dense veggies and meats! They'll come around eventually. Don't give up!
"Fulgoni emphasized that his goal is not to "shame parents with this information." One limitation of the study is that it's based on a caregiver's memory of what a child ate, and there could be gaps or information that's fuzzy. But he said he was surprised at how much not-so-good-for-you food they admitted to giving their charges."