CNN Airs Hour-Long PSA On Warning Signs Of Dementia | The Babylon Bee

CINCINNATI, OH—As part of a campaign to raise awareness and improve public knowledge on treatment options, CNN aired an hour-long public service announcement on the warning signs of dementia Wednesday night.

The PSA, which ran over an hour, showed tragic footage of an old man ranting and making nonsensical, confusing statements.

CNN says they hope the footage will encourage family members of the elderly to get them tested for the early warning signs of dementia. The cable news channel displayed a phone number for a hotline people can call if they believe someone they know might be suffering from symptoms of the condition.

“If you or a loved one act like this man,” said Don Lemon, “please, we beg you, get help. Slurred speech, inaccurate statements, an inability to remember where you are—these are all signs that your loved one might be suffering from dementia, whether he’s retired or the president of the United States.”

“… and we’d take the rhubarb and we’d put it in the pie, right in the ol’ pie,” the old man said suddenly, in a rare moment of lucidity. “It was incredible. You wouldn’t think rhubarb would taste good, but it’s the sweetness. The strawberries. The strawberries. The strawberries. That’s what makes it work! Airplanes! Airplanes are neat, you know, but they’re a myth. How do they get them up there? They don’t—d-d-don’t even have feathers.”

Many of the attendees were touched by both the PSA and the old man.

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Season 3 Episode 29: Dr. Alan Desmond – Part 2 – 97% of the USA is Deficient in This. Are You? — PLANTSTRONGPodcast.com

On a day-to-day basis, we can choose what kind of microbiome we’re going to build. Rip and Dr. Desmond explain how a healthy microbiome not only affects our physical health, but also our emotional well-being.

This week, we get into the nitty-gritty of gut health with Part Two of our conversation with Gastroenterologist, Dr. Alan Desmond. If you missed part one with Dr. Desmond’s Top 10 Prescriptions for Better Health, we highly recommend a listen!


Let me ask you this — “Where do you get your fiber?” If your first answer is Metamucil or any other fiber supplement, this episode is for you.

So many of us have what is known as a “carcinogenic microbiome.” It’s an unfortunate truth that millions are walking around with a gut filled with cancer-promoting cells. Not only is this leading to so many of the preventable chronic lifestyle diseases, but also debilitating mental and cognitive issues like depression, anxiety, dementia, and alzheimer’s.

BUT, here’s the great news. The studies also tell us that the more fruits and vegetables we consume, the higher our levels of optimism and the lower our levels of depressive symptoms.

How is that possible? Dr. Desmond and Rip explain the why and how.

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Some Of The Pro Athletes Who Have Gone Plant Based And How Their Results Have Improved | Milton Mills, M.D. | The Real Truth About Health

Milton Mills, MD practices urgent care medicine in the Washington DC area, and has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine and as a member of the National Advisory Board, for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He has been a major contributor to position papers presented by PCRM to the United States Department of Agriculture regarding Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and has been the lead plaintiff in PCRM’s class action lawsuit that asks for warning labels on milk.

Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has published several research journal articles dealing with racial bias in federal nutrition policy. He frequently donates his time via practicing at free medical clinics, and travels widely, speaking at hospitals, churches and community centers throughout the country. He was featured in the recent attention-getting film “What the Health,” and will also appear in the upcoming film “The Silent Vegan.”

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Top Ten Prescriptions for Better Health | Dr. Alan Desmond | with Rip Esselstyn at PlANTSTRONG.com

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Today, I’m also going to be your personal “Physician’s Assistant” right alongside the amazing Dr. Alan Desmond, Gastroenterologist and author of the new book, “The Plant-Based Diet Revolution.” My parents have been raving about him so much and, today, you’ll see why. His knowledge and expertise of gut health and the microbiome is SO vast that we’re actually breaking our conversation into a two-part series because we want you to (pun intended) digest everything he says.
From the get-go, Dr. Desmond lays out some sobering statistics for gut health in the US…1 in 3 adults under the age of 50 have diverticular disease, colorectal cancer will affect more than 1 in 20 adults in their lifetimes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is off the charts…
If all health begins in the gut, then the US needs a major overhaul and that’s what we’re here to do over the next two weeks.
In part one today, we whip out the prescription pad and give you real Doctor’s orders…The Top 10 Prescriptions for Better Health. But, unlike most prescriptions that simply treat the problem, these prescriptions will get to the root and help you solve these problems.
The best part? They don’t involve taking more pills…just beautiful, nutritious, whole plant-based foods, the optimal diet for health and longevity. Ok, my friends. The Doctor is in and it’s your turn to spend some quality time with Dr. Alan Desmond.
For more information, show notes and more, visit: https://www.plantstrongpodcast.com/bl…
Today, I’m also going to be your personal “Physician’s Assistant” right alongside the amazing Dr. Alan Desmond, Gastroenterologist and author of the new book, “The Plant-Based Diet Revolution.” My parents have been raving about him so much and, today, you’ll see why. His knowledge and expertise of gut health and the microbiome is SO vast that we’re actually breaking our conversation into a two-part series because we want you to (pun intended) digest everything he says.
From the get-go, Dr. Desmond lays out some sobering statistics for gut health in the US…1 in 3 adults under the age of 50 have diverticular disease, colorectal cancer will affect more than 1 in 20 adults in their lifetimes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is off the charts…
If all health begins in the gut, then the US needs a major overhaul and that’s what we’re here to do over the next two weeks.
In part one today, we whip out the prescription pad and give you real Doctor’s orders…The Top 10 Prescriptions for Better Health. But, unlike most prescriptions that simply treat the problem, these prescriptions will get to the root and help you solve these problems.
The best part? They don’t involve taking more pills…just beautiful, nutritious, whole plant-based foods, the optimal diet for health and longevity. Ok, my friends. The Doctor is in and it’s your turn to spend some quality time with Dr. Alan Desmond.
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Why Scientists Fear To Speak Out About GMO Food Safety And How Climate Change Science Differs | Attorney Steven Druker | The Real Truth About Health

Steven Druker is a public interest attorney who founded the Alliance for Bio-Integrity and, as its executive director, initiated a lawsuit that forced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to divulge its files on genetically engineered (GE) foods. This revealed that politically influenced administrators had covered up the extensive warnings of their own scientists about the abnormal risks, misrepresented the facts, and then allowed these novel products onto the market without requiring the testing that’s mandated by federal food safety law.

He is a prominent commentator on the risks and regulatory issues of GE foods and has served on the food safety panels at conferences conducted by the National Research Council and the Food and Drug Administration and has been a featured speaker at symposia at the British House of Commons and the National Congress of Brazil and at press conferences sponsored by the Brazilian Medical Association, the Swedish Consumers Association, and the Green Party members of the European Parliament.

Steven’s website: https://allianceforbiointegrity.wordpress.com/index-key-fda-documents-revealing-1-hazards-of-genetically-engineered-foods-and-2-flaws-with-how-the-agency-made-its-policy/

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Can You Prevent Dementia And Should We Be Using Statins For High Cholesterol? Dr. Joel K. Kahn | The Real Truth About Health

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Can You Prevent Dementia And Should We Be Using Statins For High Cholesterol? with Pamela A, Popper, Ph.D., Milton Mills, M.D., Garth Davis, M.D., David Katz, M.D., Brenda Davis, R.D., Joel K. Kahn, M.D.,
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The Scientific Consensus on a Healthy Diet | The leading risk factor for death in the United States is the American diet | Dr. Michael Greger | NutritionFacts.org

The leading risk factor for death in the United States is the American diet. The importance of a healthy diet in preventive healthcare.

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A Carb-Centric Diet Helped Me Recover from Type 2 Diabetes | Forks Over Knives 

Amy had resigned herself to a life of diabetes, but after her husband had a heart attack, they decided it was time to make a big lifestyle change.

Diabetes has plagued my family for generations. I have early childhood memories of my grandma eating chocolate cake and saying, “I’ll just increase my insulin.” So, when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at age 48, I wasn’t surprised. My doctor prescribed three medications and told me to eat healthy and exercise.

My exercise routine included a two-mile walking commute to work and an occasional run, but I was still obese. To increase my activity, I tried running more, but I couldn’t complete a full mile without walking.

So, I looked at our diets. We ate pescatarian. I wasn’t much of a cook, so convenience foods were part of our daily lives. Our favorite meals included pizza, fish tacos, and sandwiches of cheese and canned tuna. I took a diabetes nutrition class, where I was taught to count carbs (i.e., to limit potatoes, corn, and fruits) and add more protein through eggs and cheese.

MOUNTING HEALTH CRISES FORCE A CHANGE

With medication, my glucose levels dropped. I accepted that these medications would be with me for life. But after two years on the diabetes medications, my weight was unchanged, and I had pain in my hands, wrists, shoulders, and neck. My doctor diagnosed me with polyarthritis (inflammation in three or more joints), and my medication list grew. At this point, I knew something needed to change. I was too young and active to be in this much pain. I had heard about the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet from a good friend of ours. But my family wasn’t interested in changing, and I didn’t have the willpower to do it on my own.

Then, my husband, Rod, suffered a widowmaker heart attack at age 52. Luckily, he made it to the hospital in time for a stent to correct a 100 percent blockage. Afterward, he, too, was ready for a change.

MAKING THE CHANGE TO A PLANT-BASED DIET

Transitioning to a WFPB diet required rethinking what we knew about nutrition. Having been told to avoid carbs in my diabetes nutrition class, at first I was afraid to eat fruit, whole grains, and starchy vegetables. But I quickly realized that I could eat an abundance of these foods each day without blood sugar spikes. We thought giving up cheese would be difficult, but after a week, the cravings were gone. I began to spend more time at the grocery store reading labels and understanding nutrition.

After two weeks on the diet, we began to savor the wonderful flavors of food without all the butter, oil, and rich sauces. We found sustenance through potatoes, rice, beans, and corn, and discovered a wide variety of greens to enjoy with vinegar-based dressings. Quickly, our energy levels increased, and we didn’t feel the need to nap in the afternoon anymore. The surprise really came when we stepped on the scales each week and saw the weight loss.

As much as I didn’t enjoy cooking before, after going plant-based it became a fun challenge. I remember making my own hummus for the first time (to avoid the added oil found in most store-bought hummus). I had to watch a YouTube video to learn how to peel garlic. If I can learn to prepare and cook a WFPB diet, so can you!

SURPRISING LESSONS FROM OUR NEW LIFESTYLE

We’ve maintained a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle for nearly two years now. We’ve lost more than 40 pounds each, and our BMIs are now in the normal range. Friends who we haven’t seen in a while have walked right by us, not recognizing us because of the weight loss.

I run 15 to 20 miles a week and ran my first half-marathon. I was able to eliminate all diabetes medications, and my joint inflammation is far reduced with less medicine. My husband is off all heart medications as well. To say it simply, a WFPB lifestyle gave us our lives back. C

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Eating You Alive presents The Whole Interviews | YouTube

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7 Things to Do Now to Make Healthy Eating Easy and Fun – Blue Zones

…food is the entrance ramp for better living. —Dan Buettner Click To Tweet

None of the blue zones centenarians ever tried to live to 100. They don’t count calories, take fancy supplements, or even read labels. They simply eat foods that are local, in season, and readily available. They find ways to celebrate food with family and friends. They live in environments that subconsciously nudge them to into better eating habits. As we have applied the wisdom of the world’s Blue Zones diet to transform cities in the United States, we can do the same in our individual lives.

You don’t have to live in a blue zones region to reap the benefits of a longevity lifestyle. Click To Tweet

You don’t have to live in a blue zones region to reap the benefits of a longevity lifestyle. The following tips are easy ways to incorporate Blue Zones practices into your daily routine so that you can make healthy eating easy and fun—no fancy gadgets necessary.

Try a new plant-slant recipe

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