Food Fads come and go. A few short years ago, what was on the 'Most Healthy' list were items that were low-fat and whole grain.
Now we know better. Now the healthiest foods to eat are anti-oxidant rich berries, nuts, grass-fed butter, raw cheese, and grass-fed meats.
Low-fat and grain-based foods are contributing to our nation's expanding waistline. We are getting back to our roots and realizing that the healthiest foods are the foods our parents and grandparents ate.
Fresh, real, organic, farm-raised, all-natural meats, fruits and vegetables are the best things we can put in our bodies. Out with 'low-fat' foods and IN with healthy fats like Omega-3 fats, Conjugated Lineolic Acid, and pasture-raised saturated fats. Heart disease and cancers were virtually non-existent in our ancestors' days and they ate foods rich with fats from naturally raised, grass-fed meats from U.S. Wellness Meats.
On a personal note, both of my grandfathers lived well past ninety. My grandfather on my father's side was two days shy of 100 when he passed. Well into his 80's, he was milking his grass-fed dairy cow, gathering his own eggs, still planted a sizeable garden and consumed plenty of red meat and pork he raised on the farm. Looking back, both were very astute to carry their 1800's nutrition lessons well into the 20th century. Dr. Al Sears, Dr. Eric Serrano, and Shane Ellison M.S. would have been most impresesd with their diets.
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Omega-3, Some Omega-6 Fatty Acids Boost Cardiovascular Health
Reduce heart attack risk and blood pressure, studies show
High intake of the omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish and vegetable cooking oils appear to help prevent heart attacks, while the omega-6 fatty acids in vegetables and nuts help keep blood pressure low, two international research teams report.
A study in Costa Rica found that high intake of omega-3 fatty acids reduced the risk of heart attack by 59 percent, said a report published in the July 8 online issue of Circulation .
In the Costa Rican study, "we compared those subjects who had heart attacks with those who did not have heart attacks," said study author Hannia Campos, a senior lecturer in nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. They had participants fill out food questionnaires and also analyzed body fat samples to determine levels of alpha-linolenic acid, a major omega-3 fatty acid.
A number of other studies have shown that high intake of omega-3 fatty acids is associated with lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease. This is the first study to look at its association with heart attack risk, Campos said.
"We found that the relationship is not completely linear," she said. "It plateaued after a certain level of intake. After that, higher levels do not mean increased protection."
The protective level turned out to be surprising low -- the amount in two teaspoons of soybean oil or canola oil, half a teaspoon of flaxseed oil or six to 10 walnut halves.
That protective effect could be detected, because the people in the Costa Rican study have a low level of omega-3 fatty acids in their diet, Campos said. "Their overall intake of fish is very low, much lower than in the United States, and the fish they eat are tropical, which are not as fatty as cold-water species," she said.
The high blood pressure study, reported in the July 8 online issue of Hypertension , looked at 4,680 men and women aged 40 to 59 from China, Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom. It found a significant relationship between intake of linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid found in vegetables, and lower blood pressure.
The report is the latest in a series of studies designed to describe all the factors contributing to high blood pressure, said Dr. Jeremiah Stamler, a professor of preventive medicine emeritus at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.
"For diet and serum cholesterol, most of the answers came in the 1960s," Stamler said. "The data on diet and blood pressure have come much more slowly."
Previous reports have shown that higher intake of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus are associated with lower blood pressure, Stamler said. Iron from vegetables -- but not meat -- also is associated with lower blood pressure, he said. "An array of macro- and micronutrients influence blood pressure in a variety of ways," Stamler said.
The latest study indicates that raising linoleic acid intake by 9 grams a day reduces systolic blood pressure (the higher of the 120/80 reading) by about 1.4 points, and diastolic pressure by about 1 point. That small reduction can have a large effect in a big population, the researchers said, with a 2-point reduction reducing coronary heart disease by 4 percent.
"The message of this study is to eat more fruit and more vegetables, more beans, less red meat and less fats," Stamler said. "Fats should be mainly selected to be unsaturated. Vegetable oils should be used but in moderation."
A guide to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is offered by the Vegan Society .
Source: Ed Edelson
HealthDay Reporter, Health Day News, Monday July 7th, 2008.
(Remember: Grass-fed meats and fats have entirely different lipid profiles than the research above.)
|GRASS-FED POWERED ATHLETE CORNER
Cover model and aspiring actor, Sebastian Siegel is performing an early dawn climb of the 1,100 railroad track steps to the top of Koko Head crater on Oahu.
Beautiful views at the top of the eastern edge of Oahu.
Sebastian is a strident consumer of U.S. Wellness meats and has the body to prove it without any synthetic additives. Strictly hard work and smart nutrition .
Sebastian listed grass-fed beef from U.S. Wellness Meats in Reps magazine's Fall issue as the #1 most anabolic food in the world.
As the sun is setting on another day of training, Sebastian is kayaking off of Waimanalo in Hawaii. The background is Kaneohe Bay.
by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
- The Top Ten Super Foods You Should Be Eating
- Although the list of the best foods to eat seems to continually change, these are the best foods you can eat right now for your health. Full of antioxidants, chock full of vitamins, minerals and good fats; they help to fix the damage we do every day with diet, environmental stressors, chemical additives and physical stress. If you can include a few servings of these foods in your everyday diet, you will be adding years to your life, and preventing many diseases that could be coming your way otherwise.
The latest superfoods include:Acai Berry - The fruit is a small, round, black-purple fruit about 1 inch in diameter, similar in appearance and size to a grape, and the newest wonder food.
Açaí is particularly rich in fatty acids, feeling oily to the touch. It contains high levels of the monounsaturated fatty acid oleic acid. It is also rich in palmitic acid, and the polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid. β-sitosterol (beta-sitosterol), a phytosterol that competes with dietary cholesterol for absorption and so may reduce blood cholesterol levels, is also unusually rich.
A recent study found 19 amino acids, with especially high contents of aspartic acid and glutamic acid. The dense pigmentation of açaí has led to several experimental studies of its anthocyanins, a group of polyphenols that give the deep color to berries and other fruits, and are high in antioxidant value.
Twelve other flavonoid-like compounds were additionally found, including homoorientin, orientin, taxifolin deoxyhexose, isovitexin and scoparin, as well as several unknown flavonoids. Proanthocyanidins, another group of polyphenolic compounds high in antioxidant value are present, with a profile similar to that of blueberries.
A number of studies have measured the antioxidant strength of açaí. A recent report using a standardized oxygen radical absorbance capacity or ORAC analysis on a freeze-dried açaí powder found that this powder showed a high antioxidant effect against peroxyl radical. This is approximately 10 times more than blueberries or cranberries.
|DR. AL SEARS, M.D.
Al Sears, MD
Author of The Doctor's Heart Cure
Here's a dietary dilemma: you know all about the benefits of eating fish-the high-quality protein, the healthiest of omega-3 fats . . . but you've also heard about widespread pollution in today's oceans, including mercury, PCBs, and other toxins. Conflicting reports add to the confusion.
Case in point: the New York Times recently came out with this front-page story . . .
Random testing of tuna sushi revealed mercury levels so high that eating just six of those tiny pieces of raw fish a week would put you over the EPA's limit. Yet the American Heart Association still recommends a much larger 6 ounces of fish twice a week for optimum heart health.
Some experts will tell you to stick with farm-raised fish to avoid mercury pollution. But this exposes another problem . . .
Farm-raised fish are fed soy and grain instead of their natural diet of shrimp and plankton, which makes them far less nutritious than their wild-caught cousins. What's more, fish "farms" are just shoreline "pens," which means the trapped fish absorb toxic chemicals in ground water and "run-off," including PCBs, dioxins pesticides-and mercury.
Another serious problem: the fishing industry now raises species far from their native habitats. They've been farming Atlantic Salmon off the coast of Chile for years. These fish contract waterborne diseases their immune systems can't handle. The industry's response is to saturate the water with antibiotics. Not exactly healthy or appetizing.
You don't have to take my word on this, by the way. A recent study found that wild-caught fish are far safer than farm-raised fish. Unfortunately, most of the fish you'll find in supermarkets and restaurants these days are farm-raised.
So what to do to the get the full health benefit and great taste of the big fish? I go for wild-caught fish and prefer Pacific to Atlantic species, because they're less likely to be contaminated with toxins..
Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon's probably my favorite. It's not always easy to find at your local grocer. Luckily, you can find a great source Here
Young wild albacore tuna is a very safe alternative to typical fully grown tuna in abundance on the grocery store shelfes today.
Marian Burros, "High Mercury Levels Are Found in Tuna Sushi," New York Times, January 23, 2008.
Foran et al. "Risk-Based Consumption Advice for Farmed Atlantic and Wild Pacific Salmon Contaminated with Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds." Environmental Health Perspectives. 2005. 113(5): 552-556.
|Shane Ellison M.S., The People's Chemist
Chemist Forces Children to Eat Sunscreen
By Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison
www.thepeopleschemist.com © 2008My wife and I are unconventional parents. We didn't vaccinate our children. They don't go to public school. We don't let them drink their weight in soda. And we make them eat their sunscreen.
Before you report me to Child Protective Services, let me assure you that I'm not talking about the conventional, synthetic sun block that is loaded with poisons. I'm talking about edible sun block in the form of carotenoids.
Carotenoids are members of a family of nutrients that protect plants and animals from excess sunshine. Just like melanin, they are colorful molecules that reflect UV rays.
About 700 different types of carotenoids have been identified. Each of the pigments functions as Mother Nature's sunblock. When humans ingest carotenoids, they are deposited into the skin to prevent sunburn and (ultimately) oxidative stress, which can lead to cancer.
Leading sources of carotenoids are eggs, spirulina, chlorella, dark-green leafy vegetables (kale, collards, and spinach), and yellow-orange fruits and vegetables (apricots, cantaloupe, carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, and squash). The recommended daily intake of carotenoids is 100 to 200 grams per day of these foods.
The most potent carotenoid is a red pigment found in algae, salmon, trout, shrimp, and lobsters. It is known as astaxanthin. The algae are normally green. But when subjected to sunshine, they produce the red pigment naturally. Once ingested, astaxanthin is 1,000 times more effective at protecting skin from UV damage than other carotenoids.
Edible sunblock is your first line of defense against sunburn, cancer, and prematurely aging skin. So make sure you pack plenty of carotenoids in your kids' lunchboxes this summer.
About the Author:
Ellison's entire career has been dedicated to the study of molecules; how they give life and how they take from it. He was a two-time recipient of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant for his research in biochemistry and physiology. He is a bestselling author, holds a master's degree in organic chemistry and has first-hand experience in drug design. Use his knowledge and insight to look and feel your best in 90 days with his free education series at
|DR. ERIC SERRANO M.D., M.S., B.C.
|Hi Dr. Serrano,
I am 58 years old and was diagnosed with a blood-based form of lymphoma almost three years ago. I currently visit my oncologist every three months and am doing fine. I am a proactive type of person and want to do everything I can to maintain the lifestyle necessary to avoid cancer treatments if at all possible. I have always been in very good shape and have led an active lifestyle. I am 5'11" tall and normally weigh 155-160 pounds.
My personal regimen includes taking beta glucan to enhance my immune system, barley grass tablets to provide enzymes and alkalinity, and for breakfast, a mixture of flax oil and cottage cheese (along with blueberries, strawberries and chopped almonds) which has been proven to help oxygenate one's cells. I also drink "Essiac Tea," if you are familiar with that, three times a day.
I have always eaten pretty healthily but since the beginning of the year part of my "anti-cancer" protocol has involved a strict change in diet. I now avoid all sugar, dairy products (except for the cottage cheese, which loses it's dairy properties when thoroughly mixed with the flax oil anyway), gluten and processed foods entirely. I eat grass-fed beef about four times a week and free range chicken at least once a week. I eat lots and lots of vegetables and some fruit as well. With all the research I have done in this area I have come to the conclusion that, somewhat by default, I am probably following the "Caveman Diet," if you are familiar with that. I figure I am consuming about 2500 calories a day and taking in about 55 grams of fiber per day. The problem is that I have lost about 12 pounds since the beginning of the year. I don't want to lose weight, I just want to be healthy. My oncologist assures me that my weight loss is not related to the lymphoma and is most likely a result of my "diet." I feel great but now weigh only 147 pounds. How can I get back to my normal weight in a healthful manner? I have noticed that pemmican bars contain about 400 calories. Could I safely and healthily eat a couple of those a day to add some calories? On a side note, it strikes me that pemmican bars probably could have been part of the "Caveman Diet" in his day.
Any ideas you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for this opportunity.
Congratulations, John you are doing an incredible job by taking your health in your own hands. I usually do not believe in chemotherapy or radiation but I do recommend these treatments for some type of cancers, because they do work and lymphoma is one of them. You didn't tell me how active you are; just that you are very active, and that is a very important detail. I am very familiar with all your supplements and I will like you to add two more, vitamin D at about 5000IU, and CoQ10 at 200 mgs, because recent research showed their anticancer properties. As far as the cottage cheese goes, it doesn't lose its properties if you add flax seed oil. Because of your age and your condition, I prefer cod liver oil or alpha omega -3, due to the decrease in the amount of enzymes that convert the flax into the active form, although the flax seeds are ok.
John, based on your weight and height you are very thin, but besides calories, the other way to gain healthy weight would be by lifting weights, and increasing your fat intake, with monounsaturated and saturated fats from organic sources; including nuts, coconut oil, eggs, pemmican bars, and real organic beef. In addition your caloric intake is about the same as that of an old lady so you are under eating, and you must try to eat more if you want to gain weight. However, if you feel good, and have no symptoms, no need to worry so much about your weight.
Dr. Serrano M.D. with advance degrees in nutrition, kinesiology and wellness.
Dr. Eric Serrano M.D.
475 North Hill Road
Pickerington - OH - 43147-1157
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