Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Altzhiemers Poor Diet Links

Will Russell Brand escape Altzhiemer's after adopting a vegan diet?
George Monbiot – The Mind Thieves

We cannot yet state unequivocally that poor diet is a leading cause of Alzheimer’s disease, though we can say that the evidence is strong and growing. But if ever there was a case for the  precautionary principle, here it is. It’s not as if we lose anything by eating less rubbish. Averting a possible epidemic of this devastating disease means taking on the bullies: those who mock people for their pathologies and those who spread the pathologies by peddling a lethal diet. 
George kindly trawls through the studies and research to see if the argument that Altzhiemer's disease is Diabetes type 3 and the links between Altzhiemers and diet or rather poor diet hold up. Great article, great links.

It's not a new idea of course, lack of zinc, b vitamins (especially vitamin B12) essential fats, vitamin D, C and E and a host of other micronutrients have been linked to an increased risk of Altzhiemers for sometime.

Now we have research to suggest why, that insulin in the brain is needed for a variety of protective functions and thus more evidence it's not necessarily another pill we need but better diets.

More vegetables and less meat and cheese

More essential fats ad less saturated animal fat

More complex , b vitamin rich carbohydrates and less sugar

More water and less cola and alcohol

It seems Altzhiemer's disease could be yet another self inflicted preventable disease to add to the list of Heart Disease, Diabetes, Stroke, and some cancers that are primarily caused by inappropriate high calorie low nutrient diets

Will the likes of Russell Brand, Mike Tyson and Bill Clinton escape the tentacles of Altzhiemer's after adopting a vegan diet? Could this be the subject of the next China Study *?

* China Study, The: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health

Friday, May 18, 2012

Half Price Omega 3 DHA Offer for National Vegetarian Week

National Vegetarian Week - The Vegetarian Society

Special offer deal Vegetarian Omega 3 DHA
If you haven't seen or read anything about the benefits of fish oil the what do you read?

Omega 3 rich fish oil has been credited with curing almost everything except a cure for the common cold - diabetes, heart disease, altzhiemers, ADHD, Autism, depression, weight loss, even improving sports performance.

There are however a number of drawbacks with fish oil, particularly cod liveroil that you normally find on the high street shelves.

  1.  Toxins - Because the seas and oceans are now so contaminated toxins such as mercury and PCBs and a host of other chemicals regularly feature as a hazard in fish and in fish oil. It's a few years since products were removed from shelves for illegal levels of mercury, but who's checking? Have the seas got betteror worse?
  2. Purity - Cod liver oil is mostly mono and saturated fats not omega 3 DHA so most of what you are paying for is more of the oils that we typically we have an eccess of.
  3. Sustainability - International fish stocks are now at a record low and marine biology and various oceanic ecosystems are facing collapse.
  4. Ethics - You may not care about cod but it's not just fish that get caught in massive modern factory fishing methods. Dolphins, whales, sharks, turtles are all at risk from modern industrial fishing methods.
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Time Magazine Mother Breastfeeding baby son, 3

Babies and Children

London Nutrition expert Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "It's absurd the fuss made over breast feeding whilst adults think nothing of happily drinking suckling milk of another species, perhaps time out should make their next cover a man crouching down under a lactating cow and suckling on the cow's udder to highlight the ludicrous and warped double standards"

Perhaps it's more to do with jealous husbands and farmers who envy their children extra access to their wife's body?

Yvonne says "an infant needs omega 3 DHA up until the age of 5 for optimum development - breast milk is a good source of essential fats, it makes sense. If you can't face the social stigma try omega 3 DHA from algae"

Mad Cow Disease

Most of us would do much better without dairy and dairy products. There is now a wealth of scientific study that implicates milk and cheese as a contributory risk factor in many of the major preventable diseases that plague our society and kill people younger than necessary.

Congratulations to Time Magazine for opening this debate and confronting people's hypocrisy head on, in their face, on the newsstands.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

How To Get Pregnant Fast With Your Diet (Conception)

How To Get Pregnant Fast With Your Diet (Conception) 
With London Nutrition expert Yvonne Bishop-Weston

Nutrition advice from Heart Research UK for 9 to 5

News | Heart Research UK

Heart Research UK seem to finally waking up to the full impact on heart health of a nutritionally inadequate diet.

Following results of a survey that found that only 11% of people in England considered the nutritional value of their lunch to be of importance, they released a 9-5  press release advising;

" a healthy balanced diet, low in fat and high in fibre and vitamin-rich fruit and vegetables could be just what you need.  It will boost energy and concentration levels, and keep your heart healthy.

It’s sometimes a struggle to eat well during the week, and we tend to resort to quick fix lunches bought on the high street.
  • eat a good breakfast to set you up for the day and keep you feeling full until lunch-time.  If time is tight, keep some cereal, fruit, yogurt or toast in the office. 
  • ban the biscuits, crisps and chocolate - keep fresh or dried fruit, seeds and nuts in your desk instead
  • pack a healthy lunch - make it the night before so you can ‘grab-and-go’

 London Nutrition expert Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "It's very encouraging that they are encouraging people to eat more nutrient packed fruit and vegetables nuts and seeds and beans and cut back on nutrient poor sugar and saturated fat rich snacks. Perhaps their next press release could be not 9 to 5, but 5 to 9 - swap 5 a day for 9 a day as research shows benefits to reduce risk of heart disease start to have a real impact once you reach 8 a day. At least eight portions (handfuls ) of fruit and vegetables per day."

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Omega 3 DHA EPA Study + Research - Brain + Heart Health and Fats NuIQue Omega 3 DHA EPA

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 Brain Fats vs Bottom Fats
Fats for our brains not more fats for our bums needed

A review of the article in the Daily Mail that looks at a number of studies on Omega 3 essential fats DHA and EPA and their role in brain health

Leading health consultant and Nutritionist in London Yvonne Bishop-Weston reveals “It’s not just transfats that make it difficult to attain the optimum balance of omega 3 fats from our diet. We need a number of vitamins and minerals such as b vitamins and zinc to process basic omega 3 fats into longer chain EPA and DHA. The modern half food diet of junk food rather than whole food is deficient in these nutrients. The balance and ratio of tryglycerides and omega 6 and omega 3 plays a part too as they need similar nutrients and enzymes to be processed. If your little bit of omega 3 is crowded out and last in the queue at the bus stop it won’t get to your brain where its’ needed. If you get tested and find you have insufficient DHA for optimal health and reduced risk of disease , combined with a healthier diet, a very pure EPA/ DHA supplement is the most reliable to get you back on track
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