Power Foods for the Brain - Part 3 - Dr. Neal Barnard

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Power Foods for the Brain - Part 4 - Dr. Neal Barnard

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

Power Foods for the Brain - Part 5 - Dr. Neal Barnard

PART 5 Physical Exercises that Protect Your Brain 1. What part of the brain is key for memory? 2. Tell me about the research at Columbia University where they invited a group of out-of-shape volunteers to start an exercise program. What did they find? (pg 102) 3. What about the researchers at the University of Illinois what did they find when they recruited 59 adults over age 64 exercise program? 4. So does this mean that exercise might actually protect us against memory problems as we get older? 5. How does it work? 6. What is Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)? How does it work in the brain? 7. Is there a relationship between BDNF and Alzheimer's disease? 8. So do you have any suggestions for starting an exercise program? 9. So how do we find our target zone? 10. What are three essentials to a successful exercise program? a. make it social b. schedule it c. keep it regular 11. What types of exercise should we be focusing on? Is there one that we should do more than others? a. aerobic exercise b. resistance exercise c. flexibility exercise 12. What if someone in our audience out there can't exercise? 13. What are some extra benefits of exercise? a. helps you lose weight b. it improves cardiac fitness, reduces blood pressure, boosts HDL and trim's triglycerides c. Women have less risk of developing breast cancer 14. What are some of the psychological benefits of exercising? a. helps you sleep better - which helps prevent Alzheimer's disease b. it is a natural antidepressant 15. You made a key point, that is essential to exercise along with a healthy diet, not in place of it. Would you expand on this?

Power Foods for the Brain - Part 6 - Dr. Neal Barnard

In this video, we discuss Medicine and Health Conditions That Affect Memory. Questions from viewers... If oxidation is bad is it bad to eat apples or avocadoes that have turned brown a little bit after being cut open? Dr Barnard what is your position on daily Senior Multivitamins. 1. Many people are on a lot of medications. Can medication affects add up and cause issues with your memory? 2. Can drugs interact with food and cause problems to the body which eventually effect your memory? 3. Cholesterol lowering drugs are among the most commonly prescribed medications. Is there any issues with these drugs on your body and memory? 4. What about sleep medications? Can they interfere with your memory? 5. How about anti-depressants? 6. antihistamines? 7. It seems in our world of late, we deal with so many stresses and people are prescribed anxiety medications? What effects do these have on our memory? 8. I also know a lot of people littering chronic pain. Enter routinely prescribed pain killers. Do these cause cognitive problems? 9. Let's switch from drugs to food. Could your choice of bread affect your brain? (pg 143) 10. What about depression? In a depressed state it almost feels like your memory has been switched off. Will this have a long-term effect on your memory? 11. How about when women go to menopause? I've heard many women say that their brains are like fogged. Are these problems temporary? 12. I think we all know the answer to this, but what is your thoughts on alcohol or drug abuse? 13. Our thyroid drives our metabolism, and of late we have seen so many issues with this organ. What is causing all of these issues with our thyroid? 14. In many states, they add fluoride to the watershed. Being a chemistry teacher, I know that fluorine is the most electronegative element on the periodic table. Being in the halogen group, if it's in the same chemical reaction as iodine, it will displace it. But we need iodine to run our thyroid. So could the fluorine in the water be causing a direct increase in problems with our thyroid? 15. What about infections to the body? Can these also cause problems? 16. In the past I've experienced horrific migraines. I know that my brain feels like it's in the hangover state. Can this be causing issues on the brain too? What can we do about preventing migraines? 17. It seems like everyone knows someone undergoing cancer treatments. Chemotherapy is just incredibly toxic. This is why doctors use it. They're trying to poison the cancer cells. But could this be causing some issues? 18.What about diabetes? Are they at a heightened risk for Alzheimer’s disease? If so, can you explain? 19. We have just discussed some of the most common problems affecting the brain. What are some other potential problems?

Carole Klawansky - A 200 Pound Metamorphis

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 19, 2018

Overview 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! Questions: 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? Tips • 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.

Foods That Protect You from Harmful Fats and Cholesterol

1) What lessons can we learn from the blue zones?

2) What is the difference between saturated fat and partially hydrogenated oils or trans fat? Where do we find it in the diet?

3) What is the relationship between fat and metals?

4) What do these bad fats do to the body?

5) Is there a relationship between cholesterol and Alzheimers?

6) Do we need meat or dairy products in our life?

7) What about fat? Is all fat bad? Do we need it in our diet?

8) Is there a specific amount or ratio of fat we need?

8a) What about the brain? I have heard that the brain needs a lot of fat to run!

9) What about Omega-3 supplements? Can they help prevent dementia?

10) What about fish? Fish is high in Omega 3 fats. Is it ok to eat?

11) What about the Mediterranean diet? A lot of people are promoting this. What are your thoughts?

12) So to sum it up… we should avoid fatty foods and focus on a plant based diet. What additional benefits can this bring?

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