Cold Weather❄️, Warm Hearts❤️: Staying Healthy Indoors | Dean & Ayesha Sherzai MDs

Cold Weather, Warm Hearts:
Staying Healthy Indoors

Hi again Sherzai MD Family! 👋

We wanted to start this week by acknowledging that our thoughts are with all of you who are experiencing the horrible ramifications of the winter storms crisscrossing our country right now. We know that the cold temps and snowy days can be rough, especially for your mental health.

We feel you, and we want you to know that you are not alone. Studies show that extreme weather changes can negatively affect mental health for many. One of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves during these times is practice self-care.

This can be as simple as drinking enough water.  Drinking water doesn’t just help you feel good, energized, and healthy but also does wonders for your brain. That’s why we want you to focus on that this week. Read on.

Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day! 💧

A properly hydrated brain is an active and healthy brain!

There are so many reasons we need to drink enough water every day. Proper hydration ensures that your brain can receive the nutrients it needs to thrive. Water also helps the brain flush out toxins and dead cells and provides a cushion for your brain to protect it within your skull. The more hydrated you are, the better the padding, the more optimally (and safely) your brain can function! There are additional tangible benefits to hydration, including improved concentration, less irritability and anxiety, and better mood regulation.

Here are some of our tips to stay hydrated:

  1. Make it a game! Every time you check your phone, take a big gulp of water.
  2. Buy a bigger water bottle. One bottle that holds all your necessary water intake for the day helps you track your progress.
  3. Take that bottle with you everywhere! Going from the living room to the kitchen? Don’t forget your trusty hydration companion.
  4. Any time you have a beverage that’s not water (like coffee) pour yourself a glass of water to have alongside it.

We’ve got more tips like these in our upcoming book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution.

Heart Smart Action Plan Masterclass

When it comes to heart disease, being confident that you’re eating foods that are scientifically proven to improve your heart health today and into the future is becoming increasingly important. And being confident that your nutrition game is on point is 100% essential in today’s world.

Our good friends Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro, MPHNew York Times bestselling authors behind the book, Mastering Diabetes, have created a powerful free Masterclass that has helped more than 5,000 people achieve their best heart health in decades. They’ll be teaching this groundbreaking 90-minute live class and you’re invited to join and ask anything that’s on your mind.

(Yes, we know this is not just a reading but instead a whole class. Hear us out though: this is packed full of vital information to help you live a healthier life…and it’s free!)

You’ll discover 5 powerful hacks to lower your blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol by 30 points in 30 days. This Masterclass is action-packed and responsible for helping more than 5,000 people drop their triglycerides, cholesterol, and blood pressure by 30 points. And they do so using food as medicine – not medications!

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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes.

In the cooler winter months, we love seeking out healthy takes on classic comfort foods. These cauliflower mashed potatoes hit the spot! Plus, they’re packed with the brain health benefits of a crucifer, cauliflower, including antioxidant properties, fiber, and Vitamins C & K. Make a big batch of these at the start of next week and use them as meal prep for the week!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 6 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • Water to cover
  • ½ head small cauliflower (chopped)
  • 1 cup almond or soy milk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 3 to 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh chives for garnish

For full instructions, read more here.

We’re off to make some brain and heart-healthy comfort food! Water you doing from the list? 😉

Stay warm, family.

Wishing you continued health,

Dean & Ayesha Sherzai

P.S. If you haven’t heard already, our new book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution, is available for pre-order. Order your copy today!


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Sorry, but This Gut-Healthy Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding Is Way Better Than Oatmeal |

Looking to sneak some vegetables into your breakfast? Check out this video:  pumpkin pie breakfast bowl.

By mid-February you’ve no doubt entered an Oatmeal Slump. You know what I mean: You’ve eaten the go-to warming breakfast grain often enough that you’re on the verge of falling asleep in your bowl. If that resonates, we have a dynamic new comfort meal by way of Adriana Urbina, chef and founder of Tepuy Collective: pumpkin chia pudding. (Oh, and to clarify, that means that the pudding is happily nestled in a pumpkin.)

“You don’t need to take need to take the skin off, because you can eat it, so don’t worry about it, and we’re going to take all the seeds out,” says Urbina. “And also you can save the seeds for another recipe.” Having this base is already a big win for our mornings; packed with potassium plus vitamin A and C, pumpkin is a nutritional powerhouse that should put you in the green with your veggie intake. Gotta love a versatile squash! (And if you can’t find a small pumpkin this time of year, Urbina suggests opting for a kabocha squash instead, which has a similar flavor and texture.)

So what delights do we put in our delicious pumpkin carriage? Well, the pudding itself is a combination of (duh) high-fiber chia seeds, substituting the usual role of our oats. We also have loads of cinnamon, everyone’s favorite warming winter spice, and an excellent way to stabilize your blood sugar levels. Mix in some maple syrup, the nut butter of your choice (Team Almond Butter forevs), and electrolyte-rich coconut milk. Make your pudding 24 hours in advance and pop in the fridge…it should give you enough time to figure out what melange of fruit to add on top. And it’ll feel like a joyful endeavor this time.

Intrigued? Watch the full video to get the recipe, and kiss the Quaker Oats guy buh-bye.

Warm pumpkin pie breakfast bowl


For the chia pudding:
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup coconut milk or plant milk
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp maple syrup
Pinch of salt

For the squash bowls:
2 small acorn squash or pumpkin
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup nut butter

For topping (optional):
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp maple syrup
Nut butter
Sliced banana
Pumpkin seeds
Dried cranberries

1. First, make your chia pudding: Combine all chia pudding ingredients together and stir for a few minutes until it starts to thicken. Pour into a covered glass container and chill overnight.

2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Slice the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash on a parchment-lined baking sheet flesh side up.

3. Combine nut butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a glass, and divide mixture between squash halves. Rub it into the sides and on the top using your fingers.

4. Roast the squash in the oven for 25 minutes until it starts to turn brown. While it bakes, assemble your toppings (if using).

5. Remove squash from the oven and let cool slightly for about 5 minutes. Fill the centers of the squash with chia pudding, your desired toppings, then finish with a drizzle of honey and sprinkled cinnamon.

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Source: Sorry, but This Gut-Healthy Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding Is Way Better Than Oatmeal

India’s dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped –

When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country

India’s dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped


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NEW DELHI (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country. Infections climbed dramatically for months and at one point India looked like it might overtake the United States as the country with the highest case toll.

But infections began to plummet in September, and now the country is reporting about 11,000 new cases a day, compared to a peak of nearly 100,000, leaving experts perplexed.

They have suggested many possible explanations for the sudden drop — seen in almost every region — including that some areas of the country may have reached herd immunity or that Indians may have some preexisting protection from the virus.

The Indian government has also partly attributed the dip in cases to mask-wearing, which is mandatory in public in India and violations draw hefty fines in some cities. But experts have noted the situation is more complicated since the decline is uniform even though mask compliance is flagging in some areas.

It’s more than just an intriguing puzzle; determining what’s behind the drop in infections could help authorities control the virus in the country, which has reported nearly 11 million cases and over 155,000 deaths. Some 2.4 million people have died worldwide.

“If we don’t know the reason, you could unknowingly be doing things that could lead to a flare-up,” said Dr. Shahid Jameel, who studies viruses at India’s Ashoka University.

India, like other countries, misses many infections, and there are questions about how it’s counting virus deaths. But the strain on the country’s hospitals has also declined in recent weeks, a further indication the virus’s spread is slowing. When recorded cases crossed 9 million in November, official figures showed nearly 90% of all critical care beds with ventilators in New Delhi were full. On Thursday, 16% of these beds were occupied.

That success can’t be attributed to vaccinations since India only began administering shots in January — but as more people get a vaccine, the outlook should look even better, though experts are also concerned about variants identified in many countries that appear to be more contagious and render some treatments and vaccines less effective.

Among the possible explanations for the fall in cases is that some large areas have reached herd immunity — the threshold at which enough people have developed immunity to the virus, by falling sick or being vaccinated, that the spread begins to slacken, said Vineeta Bal, who studies immune systems at India’s National Institute of Immunology.

But experts have cautioned that even if herd immunity in some places is partially responsible for the decline, the population as a whole remains vulnerable — and must continue to take precautions.

This is especially true because new research suggests that people who got sick with one form of the virus may be able to get infected again with a new version. Bal, for instance, pointed to a recent survey in Manaus, Brazil, that estimated that over 75% of people there had antibodies for the virus in October — before cases surged again in January.

“I don’t think anyone has the final answer,” she said.

And, in India, the data is not as dramatic. A nationwide screening for antibodies by Indian health agencies estimated that about 270 million, or one in five Indians, had been infected by the virus before vaccinations started — that’s far below the rate of 70% or higher that experts say might be the threshold for the coronavirus, though even that is not certain.

“The message is that a large proportion of the population remains vulnerable,” said Dr. Balram Bhargava, who heads India’s premier medical research body, the Indian Council of Medical Research.

But the survey offered other insight into why India’s infections might be falling. It showed that more people had been infected in India’s cities than in its villages, and that the virus was moving more slowly through the rural hinterland.

“Rural areas have lesser crowd density, people work in open spaces more and homes are much more ventilated,” said Dr. K. Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India.

If some urban areas are moving closer to herd immunity — wherever that threshold lies — and are also limiting transmission through masks and physical distancing and thus are seeing falling cases, then maybe the low speed at which the virus is passing through rural India can help explain sinking numbers, suggested Reddy.

Another possibility is that many Indians are exposed to a variety of diseases throughout their lives — cholera, typhoid and tuberculosis, for instance, are prevalent — and this exposure can prime the body to mount a stronger, initial immune response to a new virus.

“If the COVID virus can be controlled in the nose and throat, before it reaches the lungs, it doesn’t become as serious. Innate immunity works at this level, by trying to reduce the viral infection and stop it from getting to the lungs,” said Jameel, of Ashoka University.

Despite the good news in India, the rise of new variants has added another challenge to efforts here and around the globe to bring the pandemic under control. Scientists have identified several variants in India, including some that have been blamed for causing new infections in people who already had an earlier version of the virus. But they are still studying the public health implications.

Experts are considering if variants may be driving a surge in cases in the the southern state of Kerala, which had previously been hailed as a blueprint for tackling the virus. Kerala now accounts for nearly half of India’s current COVID-19 cases. Government-funded research has suggested that a more contagious version of the virus could be at play, and efforts to sequence its genome are ongoing.

With the reasons behind India’s success unclear, experts are concerned that people will let down their guard. Large parts of India have already returned to normal life. In many cities, markets are heaving, roads are crowded and restaurants nearly full.

“With the reducing numbers, I feel that the worst of COVID is over,” said M. B. Ravikumar, an architect who was hospitalized last year and recovered. “And we can all breathe a sigh of relief.”

Maybe not yet, said Jishnu Das, a health economist at Georgetown University who advises the West Bengal state on handling the pandemic.

“We don’t know if this will come back after three to four months,” he warned.


Source: India’s dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped – Breitbart

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Foods With The Strongest Link To Cancer And Those Which Combat It – By Dr. Joel Fuhrman | The Real Truth About Health

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The Biggest Risk Factors For Losing Your Memory – By Author Pam Popper, Ph.D. ND | The Real Truth About Health

Overmedicated, overfed, and malnourished, most Americans fail to realize the answer to lower disease rates doesn’t lie in more pills but in the foods we eat. With so much misleading nutritional information regarded as common knowledge, from “everything in moderation” to “avoid carbs,” the average American is ill-equipped to recognize the deadly force of abundant, cheap, unhealthy food options that not only offer no nutritional benefits but actually bring on a disease.

In this lecture, Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D. ND, speaks about the dire state of American health—the result of poor nutrition choices stemming from food politics and medical misinformation. But, more important, she shares the key to getting and staying healthy for life.

Backed by numerous scientific studies, Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., ND details how dietary choices either build health or destroy it.

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One-Third of Troops Turning Down CCP Virus Vaccine: Pentagon |

A health worker prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered in Fiumicino, near Rome’s international airport on Feb. 11, 2021. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo)

About one-third of U.S. military troops have turned down the vaccine for the CCP virus, or the novel coronavirus, said the Pentagon on Wednesday.

Maj. Gen. Jeff Taliaferro, a top official in the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the military has a two-thirds acceptance rate for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccine.

“Our initial look—and this is of course very early data—is acceptance rates are somewhere in the two-thirds territory,” Taliaferro said in a hearing. “And of course, it varies by different groups.”

“We believe that, of course, the vaccine is the right thing to do. It’s clearly safe for service members,” Taliaferro said, noting that military officials want personnel to get the shot, reported Politico. “And we need to continue to educate our force and help them understand the benefits.”

Maj. Gen. Steven Nordhaus, the head of operations for the National Guard Bureau, told the panel that the National Guard had an acceptance rate of “two-thirds to 70 percent,” mirroring the military at large.

Specifically, of about 916,000 doses administered to Department of Defense (DOD) personnel, 359,000 have received at least one dose, while 147,000 are fully vaccinated, said Bob Salesses, who is acting defense secretary for homeland defense and global security, according to the Military Times.

Salesses told the hearing that “it’ll probably be sometime in late July, August” before the DOD vaccinates its civilian, military, and contractor workforce.

“With new variants popping up across the globe, I’m not sure we can wait two years” for the full Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) said in the hearing, according to the Military Times. “It’s critical for our national security that every service member, as well as DOD civilian personnel and contractors, receive vaccines as soon as possible.”

Previously, the DOD did not specify how many soldiers were declining the shot.

A spokesman for the agency, John Kirby told Politico and other news outlets on Wednesday that the DOD doesn’t have a system in place to track vaccinations among troops. He dispelled the idea that the Pentagon is withholding information from news outlets and the public.

“Nobody is hiding data,” Kirby said. “We don’t have a system in place across the services to specifically track data with respect to those individuals who for whatever reason are declining.”

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the CCP virus are under emergency-use authorization by the FDA. It means the agency has not fully cleared their usage.

The Epoch Times has reached out to the Pentagon for comment.

Source: One-Third of Troops Turning Down CCP Virus Vaccine: Pentagon

Does Heme Iron Cause Cancer? Michael Greger M.D. FACLM February 17, 2021 |

Laboratory models suggest that extreme doses of heme iron may be detrimental, but what about the effects of nutritional doses in humans? A look at heme’s carcinogenic effects.

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