Make Whole Plant Foods The Foundation Of The Diet by Brenda Davis, R.D.

Brenda Davis offers fresh insights on the treatment of animals in food production and other industries, the latest findings on the health benefits of a vegan diet and expanded the information on phytochemicals, Brenda’s information is extensive in scope, yet manageable for anyone who wants to easily understand how to construct a nutritionally balanced plant-based diet.

Here are the latest findings on: using plant foods to protect against cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses; obtaining essential protein without meat, eggs, or dairy products; discovering “good” fats and where to find them; meeting dietary needs for calcium without dairy products; understanding the importance of vitamin B12; designing balanced vegan diets for infants, children, and seniors; and making the most of vegan pregnancy and breastfeeding.

This is a sound blueprint to follow for better health for yourself and the planet.

Another treasure trove of mouth-watering recipes from the Blue Zones folks!


Recipes

Our Promise: Less than 30 minutes to assemble, Taste tested by experts and Follow the Blue Zones Guidelines for longevity.

red-wine-wassail

WARM & SPICY RED WINE WASSAIL

tahini-dressing

LEMON TAHINI HERB SAUCE

greens-alzheimers

MEDITERRANEAN GRAIN BOWL

banana-bread

PLANT-SLANT BANANA BREAD

kale-pesto

KALE PESTO

ginger-lemonade

GINGER LEMONADE

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WATERMELON CAKE

asparagus-stir-fry

LEMON ASPARAGUS STIR FRY

pasta-broccoli-pine-nuts

PASTA WITH BROCCOLI, BASIL, AND PINE NUTS

More here! https://www.bluezones.com/recipes/

Announcing Quinyatta Mumford's 2020 Nutrition Classes!

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Hello, I’m Quinyatta!

Your Certified Health Education Specialist.   Although I hold a Masters of Public Health with an emphasis in Community Health and I am in the process of earning a Doctorate in Public Health, my true superpowers come from my personal journey to health.  

In 2013, I made the decision that I wanted to live. I mean really live the life that God destined me to have.  I had reached the lowest point in my life and my highest weight. I was blessed to not be on any medication, but as a health educator, I knew that without a behavior modification — medication was going to be my destiny. My then 9-year presented me with a challenge. She wanted to climb Pinnacle Mountain for her 10th birthday. At my size, there was no way that I was going to climb anything. But because IamSHE and SHEisME I committed to a regular training schedule and a liquid diet. Over the course of 6-months, I dropped the initial 50 pounds.

Today, I am  175 pounds lighter. Over the next year, I plan to reach my final goal. I want to take the last mile of my journey with women who have been or are where I am….striving to achieve optimal health while maintaining curves. I do not have a desire to be skinny…I desire to be healthy…the healthiest version of me that is possible.  

Join us for the Curvy Consciousness movement as we empower women of all shapes, sizes, and colors to embrace their feminine shape and take back their health. You do not have to be a size 2, 4, 6, or 8 to be healthy. Girl, embrace your curves.  #SizeHealthy

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Gathering Alert!!! Dr. Greger’s Live Streaming Event Jan. 8, 2020, 6-8 PM CST – and Is Skipping Breakfast Better for Weight Loss? Michael Greger M.D. FACLM – video below

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We have been advised that the Little Rock Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 8700 N Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock, AR 72205-1601 has graciously made their church auditorium available to us to watch the Dr. Michael Greger Presents: Evidence-Based Weight Loss live streaming presentation tonight. It is scheduled to begin at 6 PM. Due to the lack of time to organize for a potluck, let’s just each bring enough to take care of ourselves for food and drink. The facility should be open by 5:30. Please allow time to find your seats, serve yourselves, and get situated to begin viewing at 6 PM.

Hope you can join us, but you may also live stream it to your own devices for $10. There will be no charge to watch it at LRSDAC. It would be helpful if you let me know if you are planning to attend.

[Following is a copy of the email sent by Debbie to the CHIP participants]

Hey CHIPpers,

Did you pick up a few pounds over the holidays?  Come to the live-stream presentation by Dr. Michael Greger tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan 8) at 6:00 pm in the SDA church auditorium at 8700 Rodney Parham Rd.  Dr. Greger will give you the edge on how to get rid of those pounds based on safe, scientifically proven strategies.  Just slight changes can make a big difference.

https://www.pbnsg.org/upcoming-events/2020/1/8/dr-michael-greger-presents-evidence-based-weight-loss

Come and have a good time watching together.  Bring your own snacks and invite your friends!

Happy New Year!

Debbie Burghart

Please note that Dr. Greger’s presentation location is in Eastern time so that will be 6:00 pm here.

Is Skipping Breakfast Better for Weight Loss?

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-skipping-breakfast-better-for-weight-loss/

WHOLE Life Action Hour – Dr. Neal Barnard – Jan. 4th 2020 – The data is in, and the science is clear. You can prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia — with food! Find out how now.

Dr. Neal Barnard is dedicated to using the power of plants to help his patients prevent the effects of chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s. Hear the findings from his years of research on how to power up your brain with nutrition. You’ll find out what foods are best for brain health and how to put these powerful foods to work for you, plus what foods can protect your brain from damaging heavy metals and bad fats, and what the most nutrient-dense foods are. We’ll also discuss how to strengthen your brain through both mental and physical exercise, and the impact of sleep on memory and brain health.

How the Egg Industry Tried to Bury the TMAO Risk | NutritionFacts.org – Dr. Michael Greger

“Metabolomics is a term used to describe the measurement of multiple small-molecule metabolites in biological specimens, including bodily fluids,” with the goal of “identifying the molecular signatures.” For example, if we compared the metabolic profile of those with severe heart disease to those with clean arteries, we might be able to come up with a cheap, simple, and noninvasive way to screen people. If heart patients happened to have something in their blood that healthy people didn’t, we could test for that. What’s more, perhaps it would even help us understand the mechanisms of disease. “To refer to metabolomics as a new field is injustice to ancient doctors who used ants to diagnose the patients of diabetes” (because the ants could detect the sugar in the diabetics’ urine).

The first modern foray discovered hundreds of substances in a single breath, thanks to the development of computer technology that made it possible to handle large amounts of information—and that was in 1971, when a computer took up nearly an entire room. “[N]ew metabolomics technologies [have] allowed researchers to measure hundreds or even thousands of metabolites at a time,” which is good since more than 25,000 compounds may be entering our body through our diet alone.

Researchers can use computers to turn metabolic data into maps that allow them to try to piece together connections. You can see sample data and a map at 1:28 in my video Egg Industry Response to Choline and TMAO. Metabolomics is where the story of TMAO started. “Everyone knows that a ‘bad diet’ can lead to heart disease. But which dietary components are the most harmful?” Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic “screened blood from patients who had experienced a heart attack or stroke and compared the results with those from blood of people who had not.”

Using an array of different technology, the researchers identified a compound called TMAO, which stands for trimethylamine N-oxide. The more TMAO people had in their blood, the greater the odds they had heart disease and the worse their heart disease was.

Where does TMAO come from? At 2:19 in my video, you can see a graphic showing that our liver turns TMA into TMAO—but where does TMA come from? Certain bacteria in our gut turn the choline in our diet into TMA. Where is the highest concentration of choline found? Eggs, milk, and meats, including poultry and fish. So, when we eat these foods, our gut bacteria may make TMA, which is absorbed into our system and oxidized by our liver into TMAO, which may then increase our risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.

However, simply because people with heart disease tend to have higher TMAO levels at a snapshot in time doesn’t mean having high TMAO levels necessarily leads to bad outcomes. We’d really want to follow people over time, which is what researchers did next. Four thousand people were followed for three years, and, as you can see in the graph at 3:10 in my video, those with the highest TMAO levels went on to have significantly more heart attacks, strokes, or death.

Let’s back up for a moment. If high TMAO levels come from eating lots of meat, dairy, and eggs, then maybe the only reason people with high TMAO levels have lots of heart attacks is that they’re eating lots of meat, dairy, and eggs. Perhaps having high TMAO levels is just a marker of a diet high in “red meat, eggs, milk, and chicken”—a diet that’s killing people by raising cholesterol levels, for example, and has nothing to do with TMAO at all. Conversely, the reason a low TMAO level seems so protective may just be that it’s indicative of a more plant-based diet.

One reason we think TMAO is directly responsible is that TMAO levels predict the risk of heart attacks, strokes, or death “independently of traditional cardiovascular risk factors.” Put another way, regardless of whether or not you had high cholesterol or low cholesterol, or high blood pressure or low blood pressure, having high TMAO levels appeared to be bad news. This has since been replicated in other studies. Participants were found to have up to nine times the odds of heart disease at high TMAO blood levels even after “controll[ing] for meat, fish, and cholesterol (surrogate for egg) intake.”

What about the rest of the sequence, though? How can we be certain that our gut bacteria can take the choline we eat and turn it into trimethylamine in the first place? It’s easy. Just administer a simple dietary choline challenge by giving participants some eggs.

Within about an hour of eating two hard-boiled eggs, there is a bump of TMAO in the blood, as you can see at 4:51 in my video. What if the subjects are then given antibiotics to wipe out their gut flora? After the antibiotics, nothing happens after they eat more eggs. In fact, their TMAO levels are down at zero. This shows that our gut bacteria play a critical role. But, if we wait a month and give their guts some time to recover from the antibiotics, TMAO levels creep back up.

These findings did not thrill the egg industry. Imagine working for the American Egg Board and being tasked with designing a study to show there is no effect of eating nearly an egg a day. How could a study be rigged to show no difference? If we look at the effect of an egg meal (see 5:32 in my video), we see it gives a bump in TMAO levels. However, our kidneys are so good at getting rid of TMAO, by hours four, six, and eight, we’re back to baseline. So, the way to rig the study is just make sure the subjects hadn’t eaten those eggs in the last 12 hours. Then, you can show “no effect,” get your study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and collect your paycheck.


Unfortunately, this appears to be par for the course for the egg industry. For more on their suspect activities, see:

For more on the TMAO story, see:

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

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Click here for article: How the Egg Industry Tried to Bury the TMAO Risk | NutritionFacts.org

Raw Vegan Healing Protocol Update | Goodbye Lupus?!?

Sept. 28, 2019

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Heart Disease Is Reversible – by Joel Kahn, MD

Joel Kahn, MD, of Detroit, Michigan, is a practicing cardiologist and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Medical School and trained in interventional cardiology in Dallas and Kansas City. Known as “America’s Holistic Heart Doc”, Dr. Kahn is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and maintains sub-specialty board certification in Cardiovascular Medicine. He was the first physician worldwide to complete the Metabolic Cardiology curriculum in conjunction with A4M.com/MMI and the University of South Florida.

Dr. Kahn has authored scores of publications in his field including articles, book chapters and monographs. He writes articles for MindBodyGreen, Thrive Global, and Reader’s Digest and has five books in publication including Your Whole Heart Solution, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses and The Plant Based Solution. He has regular appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show and Fox 2 News. He has also debated plant diets on the Joe Rogan Experience and has been featured with Larry King Live in a recent heart special. He has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain’s Business. He owns 3 health restaurants in Detroit and Austin, Texas. Dr. Kahn can be found at http://www.drjoelkahn.com.