Talking Tuesday -Q&A with the Starch Queens Sept 17, 2018

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Talking Tuesday Q&A with the Starch Queens - Sept 11, 2018

Question from Fran Batzer: I have a question about supplements for hair, skin & nails. I have been plant-based for 7+ years Now and my nails are weak and have ridges on them. 1. Enjoy foods with silica, like millet and leafy green veggies. Among its many important duties, silica helps deliver nutrients to the peripherals of the body, i.e. hair, skin, and nails. Foods to incorporate: alfalfa, radish, romaine lettuce, burdock root, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, steel-cut oats, millet, and leafy greens 2. Avoid foods that deplete your body of minerals. Trans fats, found in some processed and fast foods, interfere with the body’s ability to absorb healthy fatty acids (like those found in avocados, nuts, and pure plant oils). Think of your healthy fats as moisturizer from the inside-out. Our nails need healthy moisturizing to avoid becoming brittle and susceptible to damage. Sugar, too, can wreak beauty havoc by depleting the body of vital nutrients like calcium, magnesium, zinc, and sulfur. 3. Get enough protein. Hair and nails are made with proteins called keratin. Without enough dietary protein, the body won’t have the proper building blocks to create strong and healthy nails. Fortunately, getting enough protein on a vegan diet can be easy and delicious (as evidenced here.) 4. Be friends with biotin (vitamin B7). Biotin is one of the more well-known hair-skin-and-nails superstars and is often found in beauty products. Biotin in shampoo, for example, may not be as absorbable as dietary biotin, however—so eat up! Oddly, biotins benefits for nails were first discovered when biotin supplements were used to prevent horses’ hooves from splitting! Incorporate berries, spinach, mushrooms, legumes, avocado, and cauliflower. The Plantritian project is starting this weekend. various types of starch there is and that eating potatoes doesn’t have to be your only starch source. 1. Potatoes 2. Rice (brown is better) We can share why 3. Whole Grains a. Wheat b. Oats c. Barley Share different ways to get your starch eating. Baked potato Soups with potatoes Air Fried Potatoes Potato boats Rice in bowls, burritos, salads, Quinoa in salads, soups taco’s, burrito’s. Supplements. • D3 and B12 • why don’t use others and why that is. how we succeed in this lifestyle.

Dr McDougall - Shares words of wisdom on starting MWL

In this interview, Dr. McDougall discusses his thoughts on transitioning to a starch based lifestyle. He discusses some common topics and answers these questions: 1) What changes do you see in your 10 day program within the body once you begin to do this? Eating starch based, what are the benefits to the body? 2)Why is it important for a person to let their doctor know that they are participating in a 10 day plant based challenge? Would you recommend doing bloodwork before you being? 3) 4. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard you say The Fat you eat is the fat you wear. So many defend their oil and say you need it for the brain to function properly. What is the best response to these people… But I also want to understand the science behind fats for the brain. 4) Another concern is I will become anemic eating this way. Can this diet make you anemic and if so, what can you do? 5) 9. Questions have arose in my past challenges on MWL….so who better to ask than you? In your book, you want us to stay away from processed foods, pasta, sugar, flour etc. but yet… in the book you have a breakfast recipe for couscous and allow rice cakes. Would you share your thoughts?

Josh LaJaunie - 200 pound Transformation

Josh LaJaunie He has had an amazing journey….having lost over 200 pounds and changed his health destiny and now is a competitive runner. When you where at your heaviest weight…. What health issues did you have? Where you on a lot of meds? What was it like to be that obese? Many people don’t realize that there are things you can’t easily do. How did it affect your life? Share with us that pivotal moment. What was your moment of truth? So what did you do to change and lose your weight? After you lost your weight… What impact did it have your your life? Share with us the impact your weight loss had on your family and friends! I know you are more active now and have become a runner. What differences do you see? So what do you eat in a given day? Tell us about the Missing Chins Run Club! What are some of your favorite meals? MY NAME IS JOSHUA DAN LAJAUNIE. I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN SOUTH LOUISIANA. I GREW HUNTING, FISHING, DRINKING, EATING, PLAYING FOOTBALL, AND GETTING FAT. ULTIMATELY I FOUND MYSELF TIPPING THE SCALES AT OVER 400 LBS. IN EARLY 2011. I HAVE SINCE LOST 200 LBS. DEVELOPED A LOVE FOR RUNNING, AND AM NOW EXCLUSIVELY A PLANT-BASED, PLANT-POWERED, ASPIRING ATHLETE AT 36 YEARS OLD. AND I WANT TO SHARE THE WHY’S AND HOW’S.

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Beth Greer had been living what she considered a healthy lifestyle when a medical crisis prompted her to reevaluate everything—from the food she ate to the personal-care products she used and the environment she lived in. Join us as she reveals the alarming extent of the dangerous chemicals we unwittingly expose ourselves to every day. As she did in her own life, she invites people to put their lives under a microscope—to scrutinize what Americans put in and on their bodies and bring into their homes—and to make personal choices that will enable them to "live clean" in a toxic world. At a time when impeccable scientific research points to an alarming correlation between common chemical compounds and cancers, allergies, psychiatric disorders, and birth defects, among other serious health concerns, Beth gives us the tools to start protecting themselves and their families. Beth Greer, the Super Natural Mom®, is one of the foremost experts on sustainable and toxin-free living. She is an award-winning journalist, recently named one of the Top 50 Health & Environmental Journalists to Follow in 2016, and is the author of the best-selling book, “Super Natural Home” (endorsed by Deepak Chopra and Ralph Nader). Beth experienced first-hand the powerful benefits of holistic, toxin-free living. She eliminated a sizable tumor in her chest without drugs or surgery by detoxing her body and her home, and, she found powerful holistic approaches that helped her teenaged daughter overcome ADHD and addiction to drugs and alcohol. As a consultant and speaker, Beth assists individuals and organizations in creating toxin-free, holistic home and work environments and lifestyles that improve health, mood and performance. She is the host of “Kids in Crisis” radio show where she interviews leading medical experts and treatment professionals, and is the former President of the Learning Annex. A short list of clients includes: Google, LinkedIn, NBC, NPR, Rodale Wellness, Martha Steward Living, Health Magazine, Prevention Magazine and CNN. Learn more at Connect with The Real Truth About Health Passionate believers in whole food plant based diets, no chemicals, minimal pharmaceutical drugs, no GMO's. Fighting to stop climate change and extinction.

Talking Tuesday - Q&A 8 21 18 Alzheimer & Parkinson's Disease

Article from Dr. Linda Carney - Posted with Permission Parkinson’s Disease and the Dairy Connection The dairy industry wrongly tells us, through massive marketing campaigns, that dairy products are some of the healthiest, and most nutritious foods. However, evidence from various scientific studies have shown that dairy products can be among the most disease promoting foods people put in their bodies. Dairy products have been linked as a causal factor in osteoporosis, obesity, cancer, allergies, type1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. And if that was not enough, a study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology showed that people who regularly consumed dairy products were more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than those who avoid these types of foods. Using data from over 300,000 persons, a team of Chinese researchers observed that every extra 10g of cheese and 200g of milk consumed per day raised the risk of developing Parkinson's disease by 13% and 17% respectively. The researchers concluded that frequent consumers of dairy products may have an overall higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease. The findings of this Chinese study corroborated the results of another study conducted by a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School. In this study, researchers following more than 120,000 men and women found out that subjects on diets rich in dairy products exhibited an increase in Parkinson's disease risk. How Dairy Products Promote the Development of Parkinson's Disease? Parkinson's disease is primarily cause by loss of dopaminergic neurons located in the region of the brain called the substantia nigra pars compacta. Dopaminergic neurons produce the chemical messenger dopamine that sends signals to parts of the brain that controls and coordinates movements. Uric acid is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the dopamine-producing neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta and other brain cells from oxidative damage induced by free radicals.  Dairy products lower plasma concentrations of uric acid by promoting the excretion of uric acid and inhibiting the activity of xanthine oxidase, an enzyme that plays a key role in the production of uric acid. Low plasma levels of uric acid are found in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease. A decline in serum concentrations of uric acid is associated with increased risk of Parkinson's disease. In addition, most dairy products contain neurotoxins, such as tetrahydroisoquinolines, polychlorinated biphenyls, beta-carbolines, and pesticides that cross the blood brain barriers and promote the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. Another Great Reason to Avoid Dairy Products About 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease are diagnosed in the United States each year. Parkinson's disease has no cure. Your best bet to preventing Parkinson's disease is to adopt dietary and lifestyle habits that will help to reduce your risk to the barest minimum. Removing dairy products completely from your plate will boost your chances of avoiding this incurable neurodegenerative movement disorder.

Todays topics include

• What apps do you use?
• Have you ever tracked your micronutrients?
• Is it worth the time it takes to log daily food?
• GMO’s
• inflammation
• Best Foods to Improve Sexual Function
• Top Toxic Beauty Ingredients to Avoid

concerns about genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
• One study found a GMO crop protein in people, detected in 93 percent of blood samples from pregnant women, 80 percent from umbilical cord blood, and 69 percent from nonpregnant women.
o The protein in question is an insecticide produced by Bt bacteria whose gene was inserted into the DNA of corn to create so-called Bt corn,
o incorporated into animal feed.

• Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soybeans are the number-one GM crop, engineered to be resistant to the herbicide Roundup (also sold by Monsanto), which allows farmers to spray crops to kill weeds while leaving the soy standing.
• Researchers tested Roundup on human placental tissue and found that at the concentration sprayed on crops, the pesticides did indeed have toxic effects on human tissue.
• should we avoid soybeans since they are the most prevalent GM crop? No,
o soy consumption has been associated with lower breast cancer risk and improved breast cancer survival.
• Standard American meals, rich in processed junk and meat and dairy, lead to exaggerated spikes in sugar and fat in the blood.
• generates free radicals, and 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 nerve response.
• This all happens within just couple hours after eating a meal.

• Inflammation may play a role in premature aging, periodontal disease, obesity, skin aging, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease among many other chronic health concerns.

• Antioxidant-rich diets appear to protect against stroke by preventing the circulation of oxidized fats in the bloodstream that may damage the sensitive walls of small blood vessels in the brain

o They can also help decrease artery stiffness, prevent blood clots from forming, and lower blood pressure and inflammation.
• Studies have shown that consuming more fruits and vegetables may not only halt progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
o emphysema and chronic bronchitis, but appears to improve lung function,
• risks of suffering from allergic asthma may be halved by eating two or more servings of vegetables a day.

• What about our mental health?

o arachidonic acid, that is blamed for potentially impairing mood by inflaming the brain.
o top-five sources: chicken, eggs, beef, pork, and fish,
• chicken and eggs alone contribute more than the other top sources combined.
o people with higher levels of arachidonic acid in their blood significantly higher risk of suicide and major depression.
o eating the Standard American Diet – 9X more arachidonic acid than those eating plant-based diets.

Best Foods to Improve Sexual Function
• What are some “[p]ill-free ways to improve your sex life”? “
o Exercise, quit smoking,” don’t drink too much, don’t weigh too much, and eat a healthy diet.”
• “Sexual function in women is [also] significantly affected by [coronary artery disease],” atherosclerotic narrowing of blood flow through our arteries, including the arteries that supply our pelvis.
• high cholesterol may mean “lower arousal, orgasm, lubrication, and satisfaction,” and the same with high blood pressure.

So, a more plant-based diet may help with sexual functioning.
• same with men: a significant improvement in international Index of Erectile Function scores. each additional daily serving of fruit[s or] vegetable[s]” may reduce the risk of ED by 10%.
• we’re used to seeing changes in inflammatory markers—over weeks, months, or years.
o But, people don’t realize that the level of inflammation in our bodies can change after a single meal.
o pro-inflammatory signaling molecule in our bodies called interleukin-18,
• level of “Interleukin-18 [in the blood] is a Strong Predictor of Cardiovascular Death…”

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