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Sharpen Your Memory, Enhance your Brain 1 in 5 Americans between the ages of 75-84 develop Alzheimer’s disease. After 85, it hits almost half of us. Also frighteningly common are strokes, which can devastate our ability to speak, move and think. These stats are pretty disturbing and I think are concerning to many of us as the baby boomers start to hit their 60-70s. 1) At Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, they have been tracking people and teasing apart what separates those who stay sharp throughout life from those who don’t. Would you share what they found? 2) How does our brain creates a new memory trace? 3) What role does sleep play in the process of creating a memory? 4) What is mild cognitive impairment? 5) How can you tell whether mild cognitive impairment will turn into something more serious? 6) What is alzheimer’s disease and what are the symptoms. 7) If we could look inside the brain of someone with Alzheimer’s…what would we find? 8) A person with Alzheimer’s Disease has lost brain cells. Do these cells die? What about the synaptic connections? 9) There is a genetic component of Alzheimer’s Disease. Would you explain what an alleles are and what are the 3 common alleles. 10) So, if I don’t have this gene for Alzheimer’s…does this mean I won’t get it? 11) What is vascular dementia? What are the common causes? 12) What is a stroke and how can you tell if you are about to have one? Is there any warning….and if you do have one… what impact can that have on the body? 13) What are Lewy bodies? and what do they indicate? Is there a connection with Alzheimer’s. 14) How about Frontotemporal Dementia? What is this? What impact does it have on the body? 15) What are steps we can do to protect the brain?
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.
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?
Are the personal care and cleaning products you use each day actually safe? As a modern consumer, just how informed are you? In this eye-opening interview, you will learn how to become an empowered, educated, and healthier consumer. You will get the knowledge and confidence you need to navigate the maze of choices you face every day. Shop smarter, live greener, and feel better.
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.
Difference between prebiotics/probiotics, NSV, 4th of July picnic,Veracha Sauce, Plant Pure Nation – Frozen Food, Mini-hot logic, grain, Homemade Essential Oil Insect Repellent Spray
Welcome to Talking Tuesday with the Starch Queens
I’m Jeanne Schumacher, Queen of Diamonds and my partner The Queen of Hearts Nancy Mathews, we’re the Starch Queens. Our weight loss and lifestyle program is an online program where we provide coaching, recipes and an educational program that helps everyone find weight loss success and healing.
You can find our program at www.sqweightloss.com
Thank you for joining us this evening on Talking Tuesday!
1. Lisa Sin of the SQ program asks: Please explain the difference between prebiotics and probiotics
2. Peggy Harter asks: What is the best way to communicate with your grandchildren that are 75% processed foods without sounding preachy?
3. Non Scale Victories – shared by Teresa!
4. Jennifer asks: We have a 4th of July picnic coming up with family this is not plant based. What do I do / bring?
• Veracha Sauce
• Plant Pure Nation – Frozen Food
• Mini-hot logic – to heat up food on the go.
• Carry food with you - especially potatoes for the Potato Hour
• Try different grains - http://www.shilohfarms.com/
• Dry our rhubarb, dry out, grind up – use as a flavor/spice in place of salt
5. What can you do in your neighborhood to help spread the word about plant-based living?
a. Organize a Plant Pure Nation POD
b. Start a Plant – Based – your town – Contact Nancy or Jeanne
c. Organize a Pot Luck
6. BUGS BUGS BUGS what can I use for bug spray. What is Deet and is it harmful? Is it the only chemical that truly repels ticks?
How-to Make Homemade Essential Oil Insect Repellent Spray
Makes 4 ounces
• 2 ounces distilled or boiled water
• 1 ounce witch hazel or vodka
• 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
• 25 drops peppermint essential oil
• 15 drops tea tree essential oil
• 10 drops lemon essential oil
• 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil
Using a 4 oz clean spray bottle fill with water, add the witch hazel or vodka then about 50 to 75 total drops of your various essential oils. Shake well. Spray onto exposed skin and/or clothing, avoiding eyes and mucous membranes. Reapply every 2 hours, or as needed. Store in a dark bottle, away from heat or sunlight.
7. The Starch Queens are all about Starch- What’s with all this talk about Starch not breaking down?
High Quality Starch
In a culture that has become carbohydrate-phobic, a very important aspect of human biology has been shoved into the shadows. That happens to be our digestive system. We hear a lot about gluten, and too many phytates, and how hard it is for us to break down cellulose. But we digest starch just fine. And this is because we are a part of the animal kingdom that produces the enzyme amylase while we chew. Carnivores do not. Ever hear the term: digestion begins in the mouth? Amylase is the reason. Our pancreas also produces amylase, which helps us to efficiently break down sugars. Our tongue seeks out carbohydrate on purpose. The problem is that we’ve become too fond of processed starch. If you look at the expanse of human dietary history, starches have been central to the diet, whether if be yam or potato, poi, corn, or basmati rice. Even the Paleo crowd has begun to see the light when it comes to traditional vegetable starches. So, if you’re trying to go plant based, but have become convinced that traditional whole starches are to be avoided for some reason, please reconsider. You might be missing out a beneficial fiber source and sound supply of energy.