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Foods that Build your Vitamin Shield So far, we discussed how to avoid toxic metals and bad fats. So far so good but let's talk about what else we can do. 1. I know we've already talked about free radicals, but it would just give a quick overview of what they are and their relationship to vitamin E. 2. What does the research say about vitamin E? (pg 68) 3. Should we get a vitamin E supplement? Discuss alpha-tocopherol and gamma- tocopherol 4. So where should we get our vitamin E? 5. Does vitamin E help if you have Alzheimer's disease already? 6. What is homocysteine, where does it come from, and why is it so destructive to our body? 7. How do we get such high levels of homocysteine in our body? And how can we get rid of it? 8. Share the study from the Netherlands where they conducted research to see what folate supplements could do to boost memory (pg 71). 9. Is there a relationship between excess homocysteine and Alzheimer’s disease? 10. What are the best sources to get folate, B6, B12? 11. Are some fruits and vegetables better than others? 12. What is resveratrol? Where do we find it? And is there a relationship between resveratrol and Alzheimer's disease? 13. What about coffee? A lot of controversy about it, with some studies showing it's great and other studies showing it's the worst thing you could possibly drink. What are your thoughts? 14. Share with me your story about Dr. Benjamin Spock, who is renowned as a pediatrician in his book Baby and Childcare. 15. So let's sum it up. What do we need to do for a strong memory? 1. Shield yourself from toxic metals 2. give your brain and oil change 3. shift to a plant-based menu 4. build your vitamin shield
Carole Klawansky hit 349.8 and her BMI was 56.5, class 3 super obese. She has since lost almost 200 pounds and wants to reach a BMI of 22.9 and is almost there! She started struggling with food issues since her early teens and is going to share her story. Questions Tell us about growing up. Did you and your family face obesity issues? Talk about your addictions… What impact did they have on your life? The last time you flew was in 2009...tell me about that experience...and flying at that size What other issues did you have to deal with being that overweight? Before you began your plant based journey….What health issues were you faced with? So how did you learn about being plant based? What made you change? What was your ah-ha moment where the light bulb clicked? Did the doctors support you to change your diet? What did your doctors say or do for you along this journey? Do you have loose skin? Has your skin gone down? What made you want to change? You mentioned that intermittent fasting was a game changer for you… tell me about that! What are you most proud of? Gives a day in the life of Carole…. What do you eat in a day? What advice can you give to those who are just starting out plant based?
Talking Tuesday Q & A with the Starch Queens - June 5, 2018 In this episode we discuss: The ever elusive protein and where do we get it from, Testimonies from people in the Starch Queen's Program, How often should you eat pasta?, Which is a better choice? A banana or a potato?, What is the Potato hour? Would you eat the potato skin of a non-organic potato? Why do I still have fat brain when I try on clothes? Are multigrain rice cakes (No salt/sugar) ok to eat? What is our go-to pizza crust? What is the Trifecta Approach? Benefits of exercise. Should we go for 10,000 steps per day? Environmental Toxins - Parabens, phtalates, triclosan Become ingredient detective - www.ewg.org
Eric Adams served as a police officer in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for 22 years Democratic State Senator for New York Borough President of Brooklyn, New York City In March 2016, you were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Tell us what was your health like at this time. Was diabetes the only issue you faced? What prompted you to change? What did you do? How did you go about changing? What about your family? Does diabetes run in your family? Tell us about your mom and her journey! Which hurdles did you personally face and how did you overcome them? What changes or health benefits did you see by committing to this lifestyle? On a give day, walk us through what you would eat. Do you feel deprived eating this way? How do you handle events where food will be served? What do you wish everyone knew about this lifestyle? What advice can you give to those who are just starting out plant based? Share with us the wonderful things you are doing in Brooklyn to help promote a plant based lifestyle? So what does Eric eat for breakfast? Oatmeal Green smoothie Fruit So what does Eric eat for lunch? Soup Mix lentils, kale, onions, mushrooms lots of other veggies lots of spices use cooked lentils to make a thick mixture makes a buddha bowl adds squeeze of lemon, apple cider vinegar adds curry or amla powder Instant Pot Beans - Jeanne Schumacher 1) Soak beans over night. Rinse. 2) Cook in IP with about 1 inch of water above beans. Cook on Bean setting. 3) When cooled, scoop out 1 ladle full or more of beans. 4) Place in blender (love my vitamin!), add 1-2 tablespoon Berbere spice, cumin, onion & garlic powder. 5) Blend until creamy and add back to beans. Yum! So what does Eric eat for Dinner? light dinner/late lunch veggie noodles or pasta (black beans or lentil pasta) cauliflower, carrots, sweet potatoes to make sauce in nutribullet okra nutritional yeast It is not our DNA...it is our dinner. It is not our lineage...it is our lunch. It is not where we are born... it is our breakfast. What Eric is doing in Brooklyn 1) Moving towards getting processed meat our of our schools. 2) City Council resolution - to hold hearings to bring in experts to show what process meat is doing our children. 3) We want to instill long term habits for our children to learn. 4) New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) - will do a pilot project - plant based nutrition unit. 5) Mental Health Facility - group of patients - to offer them a plant-based diet. 6) Initiative - showing our students how to grow plants - hydroponics, urban farming. 7) 1st Monday - each quarter - Plant Based Vegan Meetup at Borough Hall.
Dr. Shanhong Lu, MD, PhD A third-generation female medical doctor, Dr Lu blends the wisdom of the east and science of the west while "walking her talk" in the field of internal medicine and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Instead of simply managing her patient's symptoms, Dr. Lu focuses on the root causes of health issues. Up to 90% of diseases can be associated with stress and toxins - the two biggest hormonal disruptors which lead to premature aging. Dr Lu invites you to come to her lecture and bring your questions. You will discover a simple path that will lead you to Optimal Health, regardless of your age! Visit Dr Shanhong Lu, M.D. PhD in Mount Shasta, California at www.drlumd.com Dr Shanhong Lu's Office: 830 Pine Street Mount Shasta, CA 96067 (530) 926-1000
In this episode, we ask Dr. Shanhong Lu:
What is a toxin?
As people begin to transition from a SAD diet to a plant based, they will lose weight... but also release toxins. What are some of the symptoms they may experience?
What are the main toxins you find in people?
Where are these toxins coming from?
What causes toxic elements to accumulate in the body tissues?
What are issues with mercury? How would we get this into our body?
What about lead? What are the issues? Is it bioaccumalitive?
How can you determine if you have toxins in your system?
Dr. Shanhong Lu walks her talk and strongly believes in proactive approach to modern life challenges. 80-90% illnesses people suffer are strongly associated with chronic stress, environmental pollution and unhealthy life style choices. Dr. Lu is passionate about educating people and empowering them to awaken the doctors within. Dr. Lu is known for her thoroughness and her willingness to listen to her patients. As an internist with strong background in her graduate study in human physiology and genetics of hypertension, she is an excellent diagnostician. Finding the root causes of issues, not just bandaging disease symptoms has been one of her strongest expertise. “Detox, Feed, Improving Neuroendocrine communications, Regenerate and Replace Key Life Enhancing Hormones” have been five basic steps she offers and teaches in her practice. Dr. Lu also believe in creating abundance, not only in health, but also in prosperity for people of all walks of lives. She strongly believes in the power of personal responsibility. She loves to create and support sustainable business models that are in alignment with the health of our earth as well as the health of people generations after generations.