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Archive for October, 2012

Will The Paleo Diet Aid Individuals With Wheat/Gluten Problems?

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

The answer to that is yes if you listen to one group of scientists and no if you listen to another group.  The Paleo diet goes back to when man was eating the ancient diet of animals and wild plants.  It basically takes us back to what our bodies were genetically used to.  With the event of agricultural advancements we are eating substances that perhaps we have not genetically prepared for.  This argument is a top concern among scientists at this moment.  In the mean time the population is the guinea pig.  We as humans do not mutate quickly to changes.  The theory, that most of our current diseases is due to our inability to properly digest the new mutated foods and refined foods, is still being studied.  Back in 1975,Dr. Walter L. Voegtlin, a gastroenterologist, popularized Paleo diet based on his success with patients suffering from GI track diseases such as: colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel disease and indigestion(Celiac disease was rarely diagnosed at this time).  Recently diabetics have tried the Paleo diet with great success.  The modern version of the Paleo diet consists of foods that can be hunted and fished, such as meats and seafood.  Foods that can be gathered such as eggs, fruit, nuts, seeds, vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and spices.  Foods that were rarely eaten during the paleolithic age were grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.  A diet of this sort may be difficult to maintain in our culture , but trying to lean toward this type of diet may help prevent many of the illness and diseases this society is suffering from.

How You Can Get Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Faster

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

New research is showing that the Americans are  barrowing quickly into Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease with their diets.  By ingesting cooked foods and sugars they are messing with the brain neurons and increasing the blood sugar levels.  The relationship between diabetes 2 and obesity has been connected with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  In earlier blogs I have mentioned that our flour has a sugar count that is equal to a candy bar.  So what can be done?  The researchers are encouraging people to increase their B vitamins as well as eating raw foods.  Increasing you B vitamins intake will lower “homocysteine”.  Homocysteine is a neurotoxin that can damage our temporal lobes.  Good diet and nutrition will lower you chances of mental decline. Try other breads with flours that does not have our mutated flour in it.   However, to increase you chances of Dementia/Alzheimer’s simply continue you diet of fast food, sugar drinks and foods.  Ignore the healthy foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Gain weight and drink irresponsibly and you will shrink your brain.  It is you choice to be in charge of you quality of life and those of your family.  Choose wisely.