Why Facts Dont Change Our Minds | Pam Popper – MakeAmericansFreeAgain.com

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Why Self Care Isn’t Selfish | Goodbye Lupus by Brooke Goldner, M.D.

So many people with chronic illness struggle with self-care. .

They can understand eating to get healthy, but the idea of taking time out to just relax and feel happy feels like they are being a bad person who is selfish. .

Here is some coaching from my 6 Week Rapid Recovery Group on this topic that I hope can help you too.

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So many people with chronic illness struggle with self-care. November 20, and will run over Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, so only sign up if you want to get better MORE than you want to eat all those traditional unhealthy foods because there are no cheat days on rapid recovery!

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You can learn more about the group at https://goodbyelupus.com/work-with-do…

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If you haven’t learned the nutrition plan yet make sure you go to goodbyelupus.com and click on the free classes this week! For more info: ► Subscribe to My Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/BrookeGoldnerMD ►Where to follow and listen to Dr. G: ►FREE WEBINAR: http://goodbyelupus.com/6-steps-to-re… ►FREE healing recipes and support: SmoothieShred.com ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goodbyelupus/ ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drgoldner ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/VeganMedicalDoc ►To learn more about rapid recovery or make an appointment with Dr. G go to http://goodbyelupus.com ►6 Week Rapid Recovery Group: http://goodbyelupus.com/group-healing Dr.

Brooke Goldner is a board certified medical doctor and the author of 3 best-selling books, Goodbye Autoimmune Disease, Goodbye Lupus and Green Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Health & Healing. She has been featured in multiple documentaries such as Eating You Alive, Whitewashed, and The Conspiracy Against Your Health, has been featured on TV news and the Home & Family Show, as well as many radio shows and podcasts, and is a highly sought after keynote speaker, who shares the stage regularly with Drs. Ornish, Esselstyn, Bernard Greger and T. Colin Campbell, to name a few. She has been featured on the front cover of Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine 3 times, including the current cover of Fit Over Forty. She is a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine, was Chief Resident at UCLA-Harbor Residency, and holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. She is the founder of GoodbyeLupus.com, VeganMedicalDoctor.com, and creator of the Hyper-nourishing Protocol for Lupus Recovery.

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER All the information provided by Brooke Goldner, M.D. and associated videos are strictly for informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for advice from your health care provider or physician. The information provided by Brooke Goldner, M.D. and associated videos cannot be used to make a diagnosis or treat any health condition. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such. The information in this video is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Brooke Goldner, M.D. is not acting as your medical provider. —-

Aaya’s Table — A CNS Microgrant Recipient Provides Hospitals With Culinary Assistance – Center for Nutrition Studies

 

Aaya’s Table — A CNS Microgrant Recipient Provides Hospitals With Culinary Assistance

The following is an article from a Community Leads grant recipient.

A weathered envelope with international stamps delivered from India would sometimes arrive in my family’s mailbox. First to our townhouse in Australia and then, when we moved to the US, all the way to the suburbs of Minneapolis. As a child, these letters always brought a big smile to my face because they would be addressed to a “Master Varun,” the polite British English title used for a boy too young to be called “Mister.” Growing up, I only ever heard two people address anyone that way—the character Alfred from the Batman comics and my thaatha (grandfather) who hailed from the small village of Tindivanam and kept his English sharp with those letters to me.

Soon after I turned eleven, those beloved letters stopped coming.We had gone earlier that year to India to visit our extended family, but the trip turned from joyous and relaxing to a panicked health crisis when I was awoken in the middle of the night on the remote family farm by the sound of thaatha’s loud groans, coughing, and spitting. Hours later in the hospital, I learned that thaatha had been suffering from congestive heart failure. He survived the night, but lived only a few months longer. He was 67 years old.

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The following year, my thaatha on my father’s side passed suddenly from a cardiac event at 68 years of age. Next, an uncle passed away from complications from a stroke he had suffered in his early 40s a decade earlier. A couple years after that, my mom’s only brother, 47 at the time, succumbed to a massive heart attack. My aaya (grandmother) was the longest-living relative I knew, living to a grand 75 years of age, out living a son and husband, and enduring worsening diabetes for nearly fifteen years before we got the late-night overseas call that is infamous among many immigrants with family abroad. By college, I had a genuine fear any time the phone rang past seven or eight in the evening. The creeping thought was always: “Who is it this time?” After a ten-year respite, my father’s oldest sister died suddenly at 62 after her previously untreated diabetes progressed to kidney disease, and my 24-year-old cousin lost his battle with leukemia. Like many southeast Asians, my fate seemed sealed by genetics.

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Considering my family history, it should be no big surprise that I was pre-med in college. Joining the world of medicine was the only way I could think to avenge or somehow honor the deaths in the family. I wound up becoming a biomedical engineer and found great satisfaction in product development in the medical device industry. I started as a bright-eyed kid whose every working moment was filled with the promise and potential of improving medicine and helping people. It took almost ten years in the industry, beginning at a startup and working my way into a large corporation, before I identified a glaring contradiction: despite the advancements in medical technology that I was a part of, the prevalence of chronic illness was continuing to grow and our healthcare system was struggling to manage it.

I always cite The China Study as the big inspiration for pivoting my career. My partner at the time (now fiancé) had recommended it for my long commutes, and the timing of when I finished it was really uncanny. I finished it just before landing in New Orleans for the Orthopedic Research Society conference. Normally I would gravitate toward the talks and presentations with the most novel science behind them, but that conference I found myself revisiting this one particular poster from the Midwest detailing how newer joint replacement implants didn’t survive much better than age-old tech because of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses that I had just been reading could be prevented with food. It was a lightbulb moment for me, and also very humbling since I was the lead engineer designing a robotically implanted, 3D-printed knee replacement device.

A few months later, I took on a role as Brand Ambassador for Beyond Meat, who were not yet public. I didn’t know exactly how to do it, but I wanted to be part of the movement of weaning America off the foods deleterious to their health. As a bonus, Beyond Meat still had that exciting startup feel that I was missing from the earliest part of my career. I began by working evenings and weekends to help share my newfound passion for plant-based nutrition.

By then I essentially had one foot out the door of the medical device industry but since I’m rather risk averse, I was still waiting for my own vision of how to influence healthcare. There’s a proverb that with every step one takes, regardless of knowing the particular direction, it’s the right step and will beget the next; standing still gets you nowhere. Over the six months or so, I had facetime with close to a thousand individuals that allowed me to discuss not only plant-based meat alternatives, but also the underlying motivations and challenges of lifestyle change. The common challenge I heard again and again was the need for more resources and support. Connecting the dots between eating well and achieving improved health is not always obvious or easy. By early 2019, I had the direction I needed to start Aaya’s Table and a mission to bring healthy, whole food, plant-based (WFPB) home cooking to diverse American homes.

In name and purpose Aaya’s Table pays homage to family history, both mine and those of too many others that have seen the effects of chronic illness on their loved ones. Whereas we typically associate grandma’s cooking and those special family recipes with comfort and homeliness, I want to also solidify the link between that food and good health. Following a predominantly plant-based diet to improve wellbeing does not have to mean forgoing the good food we grew up eating. In many cases, the old culinary traditions were in fact better for us than we ever realized. The Aaya’s Table team works with our clients to learn about their preferred cuisines and food aversions to ensure that they keep the familiar flavors while leaving behind the added oils, sugars, and animal products we know cause chronic disease.

Aaya’s Table — A CNS Microgrant Recipient Provides Hospitals With Culinary Assistance

This personalized approach emphasizes cultural significance. The ability to cater meal plans to people of all backgrounds is a major differentiator for us, and stems in part from my own challenges when becoming plant-based. I grew up eating the most flavorful and spicy Indian dishes, most of which begin with a sauté of onion, garlic, ginger and spices in heaping of oil or butter—a thali or takda. That’s the backbone of a lot of the food I love, so when I decided to change my diet, and to become WFPB at that, I couldn’t relate to many of the recipes out there. Many of our clients face similar challenges when trying to embrace change, and we believe that it does a big disservice to give up the complex flavors and aromas of their generations-old family recipes in exchange for brown rice and steamed veggies. So, we strive for even better than the middle ground and more than just a sprinkle of dried chili flakes.

Ultimately, I want delicious meals to lead to impressive stories of health regained. Aaya’s Table is the culinary arm that physicians embracing lifestyle change can refer their patients to. That relationship and trust with healthcare providers is not altogether different from those from my medical device days. Only now, I’m proud to be able to share with them the success stories of individuals partaking in our Culinary Rehabilitation (CuReTM) Program. We have some strong early results, but there remains a long journey before “food as medicine” takes its rightful place as a cornerstone of our healthcare system. Hopefully Aaya’s Table can make some significant contributions along with the inspiring work of other plant-based leaders.

Eat well, feel better.
-Varun Ponmudi

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How We All Can Become Stronger | Dr. Pam Popper

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Did We Co-Create Our Current Reality? | Michelle Katz – The Truth Films

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”   Jim Morrison

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance”  Robert Kennedy 

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”   Virginia Woolf 

Masks, social distancing, censorship, economic devastation, contact tracing, mandatory vaccinations, digital health passports, Covid internment camps and a return to feudalism. This isn’t a long depressing title for a political horror movie on HBO, but rather the world that we currently live in, the one you and I have helped to co-create over the years. Years of neglect, denial, indoctrination, and passive compliance have led us here. There’s no side but the truth left to join. We’re cornered, and there’s no spin that can be put on it by corrupt journalists or mentally troubled social media coders who run your life without your permission. Left and right are figments of your imagination.  We are pawns in the games that people in power play. Think about it this way: politics are the entertainment division of the global government that runs the world.  You might ask why one would create a world without humanity? A world devoid of human touch fueled by fear, ignorance, propaganda, and division? A world that forces the hourly wage employees to be masked for 8 hours a day while serving unmasked wealthier consumers who breathe freely at their dinner tables. A world that rewards people who have cushy stay at home jobs they can do in their PJ’s while the father of 4 on the corner needs to close his shop, because his business isn’t considered “essential”. When looking at this paradigm it’s easy to see why one class is feeling relieved and cared for during their extended Covid staycation, and one class is being decimated.  

You might be thinking: it isn’t me, it’s this idiot president we have. He’s the reason everything is so upside down. We’re gonna vote him out of office and everything will go back to normal. Well, maybe there’s another story that is worth exploring…

I remember being at Obama’s inauguration in 2009. We were filming the documentary Waiting For Superman and had an interview lined up the very weekend of inauguration. The city was insanely crowded, and bone-chillingly cold. But we didn’t care. The fact that Obama was elected was how we knew we’d be ok. Was I naive? I watched Michelle and Barack have their first dance at the inaugural ball, alongside Joe and Jill Biden. We believed in something and that night in Washington DC, after walking the length of the city in stilettos and a gown in freezing temperatures it was worth all the discomfort because we had finally arrived someplace indescribable. For a moment in time, all seemed right with the world. Our world anyway. But what about the other Americans? What about the invisible ones? The people whose families had died in 9/11, the disillusioned soldiers who fought wars based on lies, the parents of children with autism, and those children who were missing. Thousands of children go missing every year, and federal investigations are now three years deep in allegedly implicating every person of power that’s ever graced the White House. There are now whistleblowers from all three letter agency dating back to Clinton who have blown open the tightly sealed books on everything from Benghazi, to 9/11 to child pedophilia in the United States and around the world. Far bigger than Jeffrey Epstein, stories far uglier than our minds can handle. It’s too much to bear…the dirty laundry, and grizzly facts terrorize us. Is it possible we just can’t handle the truth so we’ve made a tacit agreement with the media to omit what’s too difficult to process?  You protect us, and we’ll protect you kind of thing? Well, I think that unconscious agreement is about to dissolve.

Perhaps the current president is just another manifestation of the world we created, when we ignored the media that lurked outside our cool little urban cliques.  As adults did we become minds that were incapable of adjusting to new information? Unable to integrate the truth into our daily lives? How much fun would cocktails on Venice Beach have been in 2002 if we actually devoted a portion of happy hour to questioning 9/11. Not a lot. In fact, that was the beginning of not being permitted to question something big and devastating in the United States. The truth is, if you were really paying attention, if you were curious, you’d have figured it out on your own.  Now, there are thousands of hours of documentaries, radio shows with engineers and investigative journalists who never stopped questioning the official narrative. In fact, some say 9/11 was the beginning of the Truther movement. If this is making you angry or uncomfortable, then you’re right where you should be. You could be discovering the denial in your heart. You are coming face to face with your secrets. The ones that keep you angry, sick, and small. The very bits of you that cause your depression, anxiety, confusion and inability to truly listen to another person. That hairy monster that makes your skin crawl called the Truth, is what you deny inside of you. That’s part of the story of how we got here. Charles Eisenstein calls it the story of separation. In the story of separation, what we as individuals do is separate from what happens to the planet, or to other people. In the new story, we are all part of one living organism and what happens to the branches of one tree in South America directly affects the person sitting on a bench in New York City. If one person is enslaved, we all are.

A key component in recalling our lost power as free people is calling out censorship and removing any and all financial support from the parties, entities and political figures that have joined forces with big tech to purposefully keep Americans in the dark about the most important matters that affect our health and safety. These acts are a violation of the law and a violation of our human sovereignty and they won’t go unpunished.  There is ample proof that high ranking members of Congress have been working hand in hand with big tech to deceive the American public through one of the most ruthless censorship campaigns ever witnessed in what we still oddly call a democracy. As we know, we either have freedom of speech and democracy or we have censorship and authoritarianism. Never both.  Some say, “I don’t believe it.” “I don’t see censorship”. People see what they want. You may not see fluoride in your water, aluminum in the air, or glyphosate in your food, but it’s there.  I became aware of the new algorithms in December 2019 when all the holistic doctors and coaches I follow online were heavily shadow banned. Shadow-banning is a technique social media engineers use to downgrade a user’s visibility to their followers. Perhaps you have 500,000 followers but your post is only seen by 8 people because the algorithms exclude anything related to 5G, viruses, and holistic healing. These are common subjects that are censored currently.

I didn’t think much about it until Covid hit. Then I thought a lot about it. From that point onward, anything and everything that was alternative was banned- especially prominent doctors around the world speaking out against the fraudulent science peddled by the CDC which then became the pretext for abusive policies to strip free people of their rights.  Most mainstream viewers assume they aren’t affected by censorship if they don’t know about it. This is the type of circular reasoning that makes me want to drink hot sauce till my eyes bleed. Just a thought: is it possible you don’t know censorship exists because your searches are the result of what has been intentionally curated for you, as opposed to what’s actually organically out there? In fact, if you watched the documentary The Social Dilemma, that’s exactly what the original masterminds behind Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google all admit. They acknowledge that they played God and decided what your personality was going to be based on the data they were mining through their search engines. They manipulated our lives, thoughts, and political opinions without us having a single clue it was happening. These particular techies who are now the godfathers of social media acknowledged that they were arrogant and that once the genie was out of the bottle they realized the horror of what they had helped create in the world and that humanity was on the brink of destruction because of it. Throughout the film, I realized that the original arrogance that led them to create a system of mind control didn’t stop once they admitted what they had done and made a confessional film about it. They still attempted to sell the message that their version of the truth is far superior than ours could ever be. Illustrative of the typical push and pull tactic of an abuser. What they excluded from the film was the most important attack on our society — the genesis of online censorship.

If you want to understand the whole story behind Google, social media and the birth of authoritarian censorship in the US, I strongly advise watching the Zach Vorheis interviews I mentioned in my first essay.

With the explosion of social media, smart phones, and gaming addictions we became unable to pry ourselves away from the ego boosts, likes, and fans of a virtual world that was at times more interesting than our real ones. Now everyone has become a celebrity in their own way. This gave way to the epidemic of narcissism that plagued our country, and seeped into every crevice of the planet. Soon cell phone towers covered the earth, and we were in a never-ending mania to upgrade and extend wifi ranges. We ignored the scientists, mothers, and doctors who pled for some oversight as chronic disease due to electro magnetic frequencies grew exponentially. We were becoming highly connected, highly disconnected, and toxic as hell faster than any species ever has before. Add reality television to the mix (which I am a guilty participant in) and we LITERALLY trained the public to be incapable of discerning fact from fiction. That was intentional and the damage hasn’t gone away. It’s only gotten worse. That’s when TV entirely bought out news, and news become nothing but entertainment. In 2011 President Obama eliminated the Fairness Doctrine which had previously called for Fair and Balanced reporting in the news.  Fact, truth and integrity were no longer required by law. No one seemed to care. We were too caught up in something other than our democracy. Over the last fifteen years every last network and publication got bought out by a small handful of people and those people became your gurus. Without consent or admission, Rupert Murdoch, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos turned into our masters. And we, their willing slaves. We even pay them to enslave us! Soon Orwellian mantras life “safer at home” and “do your part” repeated in the news day after day (the very definition of programming) would become our own. Other people’s memes on social media would replace original ideas we were once proud of. Art would become watered down, because truth fuels creativity and suppression of it fuels artistic laziness. Find the truth and you’ll find the greatest piece of art you’ve ever created. You’ll probably find many creative outlets you never knew existed inside you. Because you are a child of God, and your truth can never be suppressed. Ever. Find it, nurture it, believe in it, and never let it go ever again. 

Remember the weapons of mass destruction we never found in Iraq? Remember the mainstream media programming you to link Iraq and 9/11 even though there was no proof?  Remember the Vietnam War? The infamous incident at the Gulf of Tonkin? That NEVER actually happened!  Historically, crimes against humanity have been sold to the Unites States in a package of lies so we would send innocent soldiers to perish for no reason other than to placate the US egos that run the country. The 2008 recession can otherwise be known as the biggest wealth transfer in history.  And now Covid.  According to every medical journal to date, including the New England Journal of Medicine and also the CDC, the Covid 19 virus has never been isolated. Therefore, the PCR test we use relentlessly to determine positive cases (which have a 93% false positive rate), are rendered entirely useless. Remember, a goat and a papaya tested positive for Covid 19. Remember how in 2020 the flu miraculously disappeared? Note that now thousands of home videos have been made of PCR tests being sent off to the lab after swabbing a puddle or a pet, and have come back positive for Covid 19. We’ve been through this deception now so many times that I believe humanity is finally being forced to evolve. It’s being called ‘The Great Awakening’ and its been going on since 9/11, which was the first big authoritarian power grab that changed us as Americans. After 9/11, we no longer felt we deserved privacy so we gave it away for the illusion of safety. This in turn paved the road for complete and total government control, as we’re experiencing today. None of this would be conceivable or possible without 9/11. Do you still believe that having your privacy stolen and sold is reasonable? Are you safer now?

We are being forced to confront our own troubled minds and the reasons why we look the other way as often as we do when we are being called to do just the opposite. It’s the same players, selling you the same fear theatre, assuming you will continue to fall for the same old tricks. But maybe not today. We allow other people to do our dirty work for us. The Abbie Hoffmans, the MLKs, the Bobby Kennedys, the RFK Jrs, the Rachel Carsons, the Mikki Willises, the Delores Cahills . They can’t do it alone. So if there’s one thing you and I can do to assist our culture in evolving beyond the illusions of equality and democracy that have plagued our history, simply take baby steps into the truth. Read or listen to one piece of news outside mainstream media and outside your comfort zone. When I say mainstream media I am referring to any piece of news or media that is funded by advertisers. That includes NPR, BBC, ALL of the TV networks, both cable and local, and ALL US newspapers. Use the list below as a guide, and take it from there. Dig around, be your own detective.  Try spending one hour in nature without any distractions and ask the question: am I living in alignment with nature? Are my thoughts and actions congruent with a system higher than the government?  Although it may be scary and disheartening at first, It will ultimately free you to achieve your full potential here on planet earth.  The idea that we’re “all in this together” means the very opposite of having your face covered. It means now more than ever, be brave and speak your truth. The brutal dictatorship that has taken hold in parts of Australia amplify this notion of where we go one we go all. Our governments are no longer separate. We seem to be moving into a world governance system put in place by the UN and backed by the WHO and the World Bank. It appears that Australia, the UK, Canada and several states in the US (California and NY) are pilot programs. Every few weeks they outdo each other with outrageous dictatorial mandates of their confused citizens. Just the other day King Newsom proclaimed that Californians could only have a total of six guests to their homes for two hours maximum (provided there’s no singing), and they must maintain a six feet distance from one another even outside.  I’ve known many people who have grown up in punishing communist countries and this is more draconian than any holiday story I’ve ever heard of in any of those countries.  You say, well maybe they weren’t experiencing a pandemic. Again, in a free country there is no circumstance where people’s civil liberties can be stripped. Especially in light of the lack of fact that this virus has a lower fatality rate than the flu. Have you even been told how to host Thanksgiving if someone had the flu? Absurd.

Continue reading … https://thetruthfilms.com/didweco-createourcurrentreality/

The game that can give you 10 extra years of life | Jane McGonigal on TED

When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jane McGonigal · Game Designer

Reality is broken, says Jane McGonigal, and we need to make it work more like a game. Her work shows us how.

Chronic Health Instead of Chronic Disease | Dr. Pam Popper with quotes from Dr. David Katz

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Plant versus Animal Iron | Dr. Michael Greger @ NutritionFacts.org

It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron deficiency anemia than anybody else. This may be because not only do those eating meat-free diets tend to get more fiber, magnesium, and vitamins like A, C, and E, but they also get more iron.

The iron found predominantly in plants is non-heme iron, which isn’t absorbed as well as the heme iron found in blood and muscle, but this may be a good thing. As seen in my video, The Safety of Heme vs. Non-Heme Iron, avoidance of heme iron may be one of the key elements of plant-based protection against metabolic syndrome, and may also be beneficial in lowering the risk from other chronic diseases such as heart disease.

The data linking coronary heart disease and the intake of iron, in general, has been mixed. This inconsistency of evidence may be because of where the iron comes from. The majority of total dietary iron is non-heme iron, coming mostly from plants. So, total iron intake is associated with lower heart disease risk, but iron intake from meat is associated with significantly higher risk for heart disease. This is thought to be because iron can act as a pro-oxidant, contributing to the development of atherosclerosis by oxidizing cholesterol with free radicals. The risk has been quantified as a 27% increase in coronary heart disease risk for every 1 milligram of heme iron consumed daily.

The same has been found for stroke risk. The studies on iron intake and stroke have had conflicting results, but that may be because they had never separated out heme iron from non-heme iron… until now. Researchers found that the intake of meat (heme) iron, but not plant (non-heme) iron, was associated with an increased risk of stroke.

The researchers also found that higher intake of heme iron—but not total or plant (non-heme) iron—was significantly associated with greater risk for type 2 diabetes. There may be a 16% increase in risk for type 2 diabetes for every 1 milligram of heme iron consumed daily.

The same has also been found for cancer, with up to 12% increased risk for every milligram of daily heme iron exposure. In fact, we can actually tell how much meat someone is eating by looking at their tumors. To characterize the mechanisms underlying meat-related lung cancer development, researchers asked lung cancer patients how much meat they ate and examined the gene expression patterns in their tumors. They identified a signature pattern of heme-related gene expression. Although they looked specifically at lung cancer, they expect these meat-related gene expression changes may occur in other cancers as well.

We do need to get enough iron, but only about 3% of premenopausal white women have iron deficiency anemia these days. However, the rates are worse in African and Mexican Americans. Taking into account our leading killers—heart disease, cancer, and diabetes—the healthiest source of iron appears to be non-heme iron, found naturally in abundance in whole grains, beans, split peas, chickpeas, lentils, dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, and seeds.

But how much money can be made on beans, though? The processed food industry came up with a blood-based crisp bread, made out of rye flour and blood from cattle and pigs, which is one of the most concentrated sources of heme iron, about two-thirds more than blood from chickens. If blood-based crackers don’t sound particularly appetizing, you can always snack on cow blood cookies. And, there are always blood-filled biscuits, whose filling has been described as “a dark-colored, chocolate flavored paste with a very pleasant taste.” (It’s dark-colored because spray-dried pig blood can have a darkening effect on the food product’s color.) The worry is not the color or taste, it’s the heme iron, which, because of its potential cancer risk, is not considered safe to add to foods intended for the general population.

Previously, I’ve touched on the double-edged iron sword in Risk Associated With Iron Supplements and Phytates for the Prevention of Cancer. It may also help answer Why Was Heart Disease Rare in the Mediterranean?

Those eating plant-based diets get more of most nutrients since whole plant foods are so nutrient dense. See Nutrient-Dense Approach to Weight Management.

In health,

Michael Greger, M.D.

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Source: Plant versus Animal Iron | NutritionFacts.org

Covid-19: EXPOSED (OFFICIAL MOVIE) | Dr. Lawrence B. Palevsky & Jason Shurka

This is the Covid-19: EXPOSED Official Movie. This is a 30-minute film in which the world-renowned pediatrician, Dr. Lawrence B. Palevsky, reveals the scientifically-backed TRUTH regarding the coronavirus.

In case this video is censored/deleted from YouTube, it will also be available to watch and download on my website: https://www.jasonshurka.com/covid-19-…

I look forward for you all to see this film filled with TRUTH!

Much Love, Jason 🙂

 

Cold and Flu Season: Healthy Immune System Strategies | Dr. David Marquis

Dr. David Marquis discusses strategies we can utilize to support strong immune system function during “Cold and Flu Season”; the importance of optimal vitamin D levels, sugar’s role, proper sleep, avoiding nutrient deficient foods, the benefits of consuming healthy fats, and the impact of the holidays on your microbiome. He also encourages parents to help guide their children towards anti-inflammatory, nutrient rich diet choices as we spend more time together.
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