There is a “tsunami” of dementia that is appearing to worsen in the Western world. Alzheimer’s disease is the fastest growing epidemic in the Western world. In the United States, it is the leading cause of morbidity and it is currently listed as the fourth leading cause of mortality.
The human body is a marvelous creation. It tells us how it is doing every day. It speaks when it’s doing great, just like it speaks and when things aren’t so wonderful. Many of us ignore the messages our bodies send.
One of the great benefits of being WFPB is the VARIETY of foods we eat! Literally we can eat something different every day of the year. But like many others, we can fall into a rut, eating the same things over and over again on a regular basis.
To call his presentation profoundly informative would be an understatement. Dr. Williams began with a plea to each of us to take the information he shares directly to our own healthcare providers. As he points out, “the leading cause of death among physicians, including cardiologists, is heart disease.” Even though there is considerable evidence in the scientific literature, physicians learn almost nothing about using nutrition to prevent or reverse illness in their medical training.
You may be thinking “what the heck? I’ve never heard of nitric oxide. This must not apply to me.” Most people don’t know what it is otherwise they may say “Hey doc, what are my nitric oxide levels?”. Well, I urge you to stick with me because scientific and medical professionals recognize nitric oxide (NO) as one of the most important molecules produced in humans.
Last week one of my clients asked me, “How do you fit 7-9 servings of fruits and vegetables in consistently? It feels like a lot!” I told her, she needed to have a “WHY that could make her cry.” She asked me what I meant. So I told her about a friend of mine,
Recently, I was hunting for a quick guide to a healthier lifestyle. I landed on this one, The Wellness Wheel, as described by Yale School of Medicine. The Wheel divides human health/wellness into eight dimensions. Each one of the dimensions is worthy of a lifetime of study. Notably, these facets of wellness mirror those promoted by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
I grew up in a typical Latter-day Saint family in Orem, Utah. We ate the standard American diet. We always had a garden and fruit trees, but we ate a fair amount of meat, cheese, and other dairy products, and our vegetables were always covered in butter or cream. I was always thin until I got married when I soon began having problems keeping a healthy weight. After having my two children, I struggled to get the weight off, especially after the birth of my second child, and, as the years passed, I gained more and more weight. I also experienced frequent migraines, sugar addiction, and food cravings.
Chief Seattle, chief of the Duwamish, Suquamish, and allied Indian tribes, was a member of the First Nation of North America. In 1854, President Franklin Pierce was pressuring Chief Seattle to sell his people’s land to the US government. After much consideration, Chief Seattle responded to the offer to purchase in what is now called “Chief Seattle’s Letter.” The letter was originally delivered at a gathering as an oral statement from the Chief. It was then translated into another Native American language before arriving in its first English form. Since its original publication in 1887, the wording has been modified several times. There are many different versions of the
At age 12 Carol developed epilepsy. To treat her condition, she was prescribed a cocktail of medications to prevent petit mal seizures. She still experienced seizures and had to be continuously monitored. Over time, she was prescribed different medications to better control her condition. After graduating from college, she married a man from Iowa who was strictly a meat and potatoes guy. Carol ate the Standard American Diet (SAD) though she liked chicken and fish more than meat. When she turned 35, she had difficulties with excessive bleeding during her menstrual cycle. Her OB-GYN doctor found the blood loss left her deficient in iron and accordingly advised her to eat more red meat. Thinking the doctor knew best, she followed his advice.