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The Wordware team are great to work with. Category Commons Cookbook Food portal, Health and fitness portal. Well written, informative, though rather technical. In , François Magendie discovered that dogs fed only carbohydrates sugar , fat olive oil , and water died evidently of starvation, but dogs also fed protein survived, identifying protein as an essential dietary component. In addition, processed foods often contain potentially harmful substances such as oxidized fats and trans fatty acids.

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Episode 28 – Damien Blenkinsopp

Nowhere, even in alternative circles, is there a dietary approach that is so comprehensive and clinically relevant. I have searched far and wide for a more thorough explanation of the historical and scientific background of this wonderful paradigm of nutrition, and with this book, my search is over.

I recommend this book to all medical practitioners who are serious about using nutrition clinically, as well as anyone who suffers the confusion of modern dietary dogmas that overgeneralizes nutritional recommendations and reduces nutrition to its biochemical components without a large understanding of the whole. Gonzalez's work may challenge much of what people think they know about nutrition, physiology, and medicine. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Well written, informative, though rather technical.

Might be best suited to a healthcare professional or someone highly interested in scientific theories or methods. That being said, I not in healthcare but interested in good health found this fascinating and will use many of the diet tips for my particular metabolic type.

As a patient I found this book extremely helpful, it explains the science behind the protocol that he uses in a way that made a lot of sense to me. It has helped me to understand why it works and just how important it is to balance our autonomic nervous system to be well. One of the most common questions I encounter is, "Where can I learn more about Dr.

This book details the foundational premise of his paradigm-shifting approach to healing degenerative and terminal illnesses.

His writing feels like a friend's voice and his wisdom feels like the teacher we most need in this time of confusion around the true potential for regeneration and radical healing. This book is a powerful contribution toward the legacy of the most important figure in modern medicine. A legacy that will never die.

It is very rare that new and a very different approach to a disease that has probably been part of us since our inception is accepted by clinicians who blindly treat cancer with chemotherapy and radiation. Dr Gonzalez was truly brilliant. This book is amazing. I have long suspected that my autonomic nervous system was imbalanced, leaning more toward the sympathetic side than the parasympathetic.

I now understand why I have had the issues that I have had over the years. The book is written in an easy to understand way and is well-researched and documented. I cannot say enough about it. I finally understand why my autonomic nervous system has functioned the way it does and how I can compensate for some undesirable aspects of it.

He was my Physician for over 20 years. Miss him a lot. Glad that this book is available it has a wealth of information in it. Thanks Nick for still helping us and I will see you soon tell JC I said hi and can't wait for his soon return See all 44 reviews.

Most recent customer reviews. Published 6 days ago. Published 1 month ago. Published 2 months ago. Published 3 months ago. Published 4 months ago. Published 5 months ago. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. A Mind of Your Own: When too much of one or more nutrients is present in the diet to the exclusion of the proper amount of other nutrients, the diet is said to be unbalanced. High calorie food ingredients such as vegetable oils, sugar and alcohol are referred to as "empty calories" because they displace from the diet foods that also contain protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Research indicates that improving the awareness of nutritious meal choices and establishing long-term habits of healthy eating have a positive effect on cognitive and spatial memory capacity, with potential to increase a student's ability to process and retain academic information. Some organizations have begun working with teachers, policymakers, and managed foodservice contractors to mandate improved nutritional content and increased nutritional resources in school cafeterias from primary to university level institutions.

Health and nutrition have been proven to have close links with overall educational success. There is limited research available that directly links a student's Grade Point Average G. Additional substantive data is needed to prove that overall intellectual health is closely linked to a person's diet, rather than just another correlation fallacy. Nutritional supplement treatment may be appropriate for major depression , bipolar disorder , schizophrenia , and obsessive compulsive disorder , the four most common mental disorders in developed countries.

Cancer is now common in developing countries. According to a study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer , "In the developing world, cancers of the liver, stomach and esophagus were more common, often linked to consumption of carcinogenic preserved foods, such as smoked or salted food, and parasitic infections that attack organs. Several lines of evidence indicate lifestyle-induced hyperinsulinemia and reduced insulin function i.

For example, hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance are strongly linked to chronic inflammation, which in turn is strongly linked to a variety of adverse developments such as arterial microtrauma and clot formation i.

Hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance the so-called metabolic syndrome are characterized by a combination of abdominal obesity , elevated blood sugar , elevated blood pressure , elevated blood triglycerides , and reduced HDL cholesterol. The state of obesity clearly contributes to insulin resistance, which in turn can cause type 2 diabetes. Virtually all obese and most type 2 diabetic individuals have marked insulin resistance.

Although the association between overweight and insulin resistance is clear, the exact likely multifarious causes of insulin resistance remain less clear. It has been demonstrated that appropriate exercise, more regular food intake, and reducing glycemic load see below all can reverse insulin resistance in overweight individuals and thereby lower their blood sugar level , in those with type 2 diabetes. In addition, reduced leptin signaling to the brain may reduce leptin's normal effect to maintain an appropriately high metabolic rate.

In any case, analogous to the way modern man-made pollution may possess the potential to overwhelm the environment's ability to maintain homeostasis , the recent explosive introduction of high glycemic index and processed foods into the human diet may possess the potential to overwhelm the body's ability to maintain homeostasis and health as evidenced by the metabolic syndrome epidemic.

Antinutrients are natural or synthetic compounds that interfere with the absorption of nutrients. Nutrition studies focus on antinutrients commonly found in food sources and beverages. The relatively recent increased consumption of sugar has been linked to the rise of some afflictions such as diabetes, obesity, and more recently heart disease. Increased consumption of sugar has been tied to these three, among others. In the same time span that obesity doubled, diabetes numbers quadrupled in America.

Increased weight, especially in the form of belly fat, and high sugar intake are also high risk factors for heart disease. Elevated amounts of Low-density lipoprotein LDL cholesterol, is the primary factor in heart disease. In order to avoid all the dangers of sugar, moderate consumption is paramount. Since the Industrial Revolution some two hundred years ago, the food processing industry has invented many technologies that both help keep foods fresh longer and alter the fresh state of food as they appear in nature.

Cooling is the primary technology used to maintain freshness, whereas many more technologies have been invented to allow foods to last longer without becoming spoiled. These latter technologies include pasteurisation , autoclavation , drying , salting , and separation of various components, all of which appearing to alter the original nutritional contents of food. Pasteurisation and autoclavation heating techniques have no doubt improved the safety of many common foods, preventing epidemics of bacterial infection.

But some of the new food processing technologies have downfalls as well. Modern separation techniques such as milling , centrifugation , and pressing have enabled concentration of particular components of food, yielding flour, oils, juices, and so on, and even separate fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Inevitably, such large-scale concentration changes the nutritional content of food, saving certain nutrients while removing others.

Heating techniques may also reduce food's content of many heat-labile nutrients such as certain vitamins and phytochemicals, and possibly other yet-to-be-discovered substances. In addition, processed foods often contain potentially harmful substances such as oxidized fats and trans fatty acids.

A dramatic example of the effect of food processing on a population's health is the history of epidemics of beri-beri in people subsisting on polished rice. Removing the outer layer of rice by polishing it removes with it the essential vitamin thiamine , causing beri-beri.

Another example is the development of scurvy among infants in the late 19th century in the United States. It turned out that the vast majority of sufferers were being fed milk that had been heat-treated as suggested by Pasteur to control bacterial disease. Pasteurisation was effective against bacteria, but it destroyed the vitamin C. As mentioned, lifestyle- and obesity-related diseases are becoming increasingly prevalent all around the world.

There is little doubt that the increasingly widespread application of some modern food processing technologies has contributed to this development. The food processing industry is a major part of modern economy, and as such it is influential in political decisions e. In any known profit-driven economy, health considerations are hardly a priority; effective production of cheap foods with a long shelf-life is more the trend.

In general, whole, fresh foods have a relatively short shelf-life and are less profitable to produce and sell than are more processed foods. Thus, the consumer is left with the choice between more expensive, but nutritionally superior, whole, fresh foods, and cheap, usually nutritionally inferior, processed foods.

Because processed foods are often cheaper, more convenient in both purchasing, storage, and preparation , and more available, the consumption of nutritionally inferior foods has been increasing throughout the world along with many nutrition-related health complications. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about Nutrition in general.

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Cheese analogues Coffee substitutes Egg substitutes Meat analogues bacon list Milk substitutes Phyllodulcin Salt substitutes. Food power Food security Famine Malnutrition Overnutrition. Eating fat will make you fat. The fat-free and low-fat diet trend is a thing of the past 80s and 90s, to be exact. Yet, some individuals are still scared of fat.

Choose heart-healthy unsaturated fats, such as olive and canola oil, nuts, nut butters and avocados over those that are high in saturated and trans fats, including fatty meats and high-fat dairy products. Avoid carbs if you want to lose weight. The low-carb diet was a trend in the 90s and s.

It gives carbohydrates — fruit and whole grains included — a bad reputation. Individuals who followed this diet had success with weight loss, but, then again, anytime anyone eliminates highly processed carbohydrates foods, such as chips, cookies, white bread and potatoes smothered in butter and gravy, would be expected to have the same results. Any diet or eating program that eliminates an entire food group gets a red flag from me as one is likely to miss out on vital nutrients.

A detox diet will clean toxins out the body. Our liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract do a good job of detoxing it every day. Choosing high fat, high calorie comfort foods as a before-bed snack is common. This often leads to mindless eating and consuming excess calories. Certain foods, such as grapefruit, cayenne pepper or vinegar, can burn fat.

Sorry, no foods burn fat, make you lose weight more quickly or increase your metabolism enough to have an effect on weight loss. Diets that focus on single foods, like those mentioned above, are very restrictive and lack nutrients the body needs. The best way to decrease your sodium intake is to stop using the salt shaker. The dietary guidelines for Americans recommend having no more than 2, milligrams of sodium per day. The average American consumes 3, milligrams of sodium per day.

Much of the excess sodium that Americans consume from their diet comes from the salts added to processed, ready-to-eat foods and restaurant meals. Limit the processed foods and enjoy more fresh, home cooked meals. Low-fat or fat-free products are healthier choices.

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