Tag: standard American diet

Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?

“Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?” Canned beans are convenient, but are they as nutritious as home cooked? And if you do used canned, should you drain them or not? This recent study, spilled the beans. The federal government recommends about a half a cup a day, counting them as both a protein and a vegetable,…


How to Reach the Antioxidant RDA

[Music] to get up to our daily minimum of eight to eleven thousand antioxidant units a day all we have to do is eat lots of fruits and vegetables right well let’s see let’s say I ate a whole banana for breakfast in addition to whatever else I ate lunch include the typical American salad…


Treating Asthma with Fruits and Vegetables

“Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables” In the international study of asthma and allergies in childhood of over a million kids, a consistent inverse relationship, meaning a protective relationship, was seen, between prevalence rates of asthma, allergies, and eczema, and the intake of plants, starch, grains, and vegetables. If these findings could be generalized, and…


Sodium and Autoimmune Disease: Rubbing Salt in the Wound?

millions suffer from asthma attacks triggered by exercise within five minutes of starting exercising people can get short of breath start coughing and wheezing such that lung function significantly drops but on a high salt diet the attack is even worse whereas on a low salt diet there’s hardly a significant drop in function at…


The Broccoli Receptor: Our First Line of Defense

[Music] our greatest exposure to the environment our body’s greatest interface with the outside world is not through our skin but through the lining of our gut which covers thousands of square feet and in our intestine all that separates us from the outside world is a single layer of cells 50 millionth of a…


A Better Breakfast

“A Better Breakfast” According to this study, by far the most comprehensive of its kind in history, there are only three whole foods on the planet that have more antioxidant power than cloves. One of them is amla — dried Indian gooseberries. Now, not only is it more powerful, but also more palatable. You could…


How to Prevent Blood Sugar and Triglyceride Spikes after Meals

standard American meals rich in processed junk and meat and dairy lead to exaggerated spikes in sugar and fat in the blood this generates free radicals and the oxidative stress triggers a biochemical cascade throughout our circulation damaging proteins in our body inducing inflammation crippling our artery function thickening our blood and causing a fight-or-flight…


How to Change Your Enterotype

“How to Change Your Enterotype” If whatever gut flora enterotype we are could play an important role in our risk of developing chronic diet-associated diseases, the next question is can we alter our gut microbiom by altering our diet? And the answer is diet can rapidly and reproducibly alter the bacteria in our gut. There’s…


Diet and Hiatal Hernia

“Diet and Hiatal Hernia” In terms of preventing acid reflux heartburn, I’ve talked about how high fat meals cause dramatically more acid exposure in the esophagus in the hours after a meal, but why does high fiber intake decrease the risk? One typically thinks of fiber helping out much lower in the digestive tract. A…


Gut Dysbiosis: Starving Our Microbial Self

“Gut Dysbiosis – Starving Our Microbial Self” For many years, it was believed that the main function of the large intestine was to just absorb water and dispose of waste, but nowadays it is clear that the complex microbial ecosystem in our intestines should be considered as a separate organ within the body, and that…