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Old 01-15-2011, 02:17 PM   #51
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Anyway, I think there's a more common reason for my mental decay than prior drug use, and that's the nutrients I receive from food.
do you have fillings in your teeth? mercury causes brain damage over time.
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^^ It brings up an interesting point... has anyone tried any of those "brainsmart cocktails?"
If I were you- and yes I am interested in this also because my wife forgets something every time I send her to the store- nothing a note pad wouldn't cure, but she's not into those habits like I am- I'd start researching what is actually in those cocktails. I recently did some research on my own to help my friend with his prostate problems. I'm seeing the early signs of enlarged prostate myself, anyway, I came to the same conclusion as the "pre-mixed" herbal cures- saw palmetto, stinging nettle. I also added cramp bark as a muscle relaxer. We'll see how it goes once I get it through his thick head.

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Well it would be nice if you'd help too Vitamin therapy through the foods we eat and the supplements we take is something we could all use more knowledge on. Concentrate on herbs, minerals, and vitamins that are essential to brain function, then we can begin searching for foods and recipes that concentrate on these points. That's where I'm headed in my research soon, but I have to juggle a wife who thinks I spend too much time on the computer, work, and a daughter who needs my attention for her development.

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do you have fillings in your teeth? mercury causes brain damage over time.
I actually have absolutely no fillings of any kind, but if I do get some I will definitely get epoxy. Dental amalgam was the focus of part of that "The Beautiful Truth" video. I'm ordering Gerson's book and recipe book to start- about $30 total from Amazon. I still don't have a juicer, but finances permitting- the end of this month, even if I have to charge it.
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This thread is BUENO EXCELLENTE!! (don't translate that literally, but uknowwhatimean)!

I've been interested in this topic for years. After going into it full tilt about 5 years ago, I've gradually scaled back because it JUST WASN'T PRACTICAL and it was really expensive to take all the supplements that I was at one point.

But I'm pretty ready to take a look at this again and reincorporate what I can into my life. I already take a multivatimin and vitamin D (seperately) and Acai softgels, but that's it. I know that it would be ideal to grow my food or buy local food from trusted sources but for the most part, that's not gonna happen.

Has anybody done any research on the acid-base balance in the body? I recall reading that some of our health woes are in part due to over-acidity and that it is healthful to eat more foods that increase the body's alkalinity? Anybody got any scoops on that?

This might help You get a little closer to making it happen. As it turns out, there are a number of Farmers Markets in or near Your location: CLICKY
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Thanks Jason!

I've recently discovered that if you purchase a juicer to make your own veggie juice- aka Gerson Diet- then you can't go cheap. The reason is that most of your inexpensive juicers $50-300 are centrifugal types which are faster, but the high rpm spinning blades that chop up the mass cause oxidation and the heat breaks down the enzymes that are necessary for the nutrients to be absorbed. You might as well drink V8- just not the Fusion stuff. If you look at triturating juicers just be sure that whatever version you purchase is either a 2 step (grind and press) or has a press- hydraulic presses are easier on people who are sick or weak.

There are also what's called masticating juicers, and these are single gear- second best to the triturating. Find one that turns slowly, and it should do fairly well. Some of these have attachments for multi-function operation, and some might have anti-oxidation technology like ceramic gears which prevent heat buildup.

I just wanted everyone to know that because regardless of what Jack LaLaane says on info-mercials: centrifugal juicers are worthless for healthy living and cancer therapy. You're better off just drinking V8- which is not too bad if you can't manage appropriate veggies during your daily habits.
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We started a backyard garden "lasagna style garden".....we actually got potatoes, carrots and squash that were big enough to eat. I plan on increasing our garden 350% this year. I do not like the idea of eating pesticides.
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I eat a dairy inclusive paleolithic diet (during the week), but pig out hard on the weekends. I essentially live off eggs, ground round, cheese, milk and whatever veggies I eat. Fatty meats are not your enemy.
I'm not quite sure what you meant by paleolithic, but neanderthals didn't survive y'know.

Anyway, if Duff meant that he ate meat (incl eggs) and veggies without bread, then that's really similar to the Atkins diet and the the low carb (not low fat) diet. There is some seriously good logic to this type of diet whether you're trying to lose weight or keep yourself from gaining weight. The latest Reader's Digest goes into this in depth. What we've always been told to do in order to lose weight is "Exercise, and eat less". Well, step back and look at that. Both of those will make you more hungry! Unless you're into fasting, it's not going to work! At this point we can all throw up our hands and start saving for that stomach reduction surgery if we're dieting to lose weight.

Here's the difference between a low carb diet and a low fat diet becomes most logical. Low fat diets concentrate on carbohydrates- especially starches like rice and potatoes in favor of fatty meats, with fruits for dessert. Well those are full of complex carbs, and that means our bodies will start to produce tons of insulin. One of the things that insulin does is to lock in energy stored in our fat cells, as well as start creating more fat cells. That's a double negative whammy for dieters trying to lose weight. Not only are you eating less, but what you're eating is making your body go into super wide ass mode. Here's another no-no: skipping a meal. That makes you body conserve energy, lowering your metabolism, so when you do start eating your regular meal- you're famished, but your body has adapted to a low energy mode requiring less nourishment.

The low carb diet makes more sense, and new studies are showing that meat fat is not responsible for clogging arteries as much as stress. Who doesn't get stressed when they are hungry? Stress is also responsible for putting fat in the wrong places- ie: the pork chop look/beer belly. So, be happy, eat well, but yes there are things to avoid in the low carb diet. You want to avoid bread, sugary foods- even fruits, sugary drinks, rice, potatoes, and all other complex carb foods. All you have to do is focus on low carbs, and don't skip meals. That keeps the insulin levels low, and that keeps the body wired to use up stored fat while not making new fat. One important idea to understand is "net carbs" that's the weight in grams of carbs, minus the weight in grams of fiber. This means you can eat rye bread that has more fiber than carbs. IIRC, the target daily net carbs (to lose weight) was 40g. The most fun part is that you'll make your low-fat diet friends jealous as they eat salads and you have pepperoni pizza with mozzarella sticks.

I personally don't think low-carb diet proponents intend for people to avoid vegetables and fruits, just beware of hidden carbs in the fruits until they lose weight. Veggies are certainly the best way to get vitamins into the system, so shouldn't be cut out for the sake of any diet. People who write things against low-carb diets like the Atkins diet, tend to read this into the plan when attacking it. Concentrate on vegetables that have lots of vitamins with low carbs like green beans, carrots, spinach, and so forth. Unfortunately one of my personal faves (sweet potato) is high on the net carbs, but not so high that you'd want to avoid it entirely after reaching a target weight.

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Do some research, and you'll find more information on low-carb vs low-fat. That's all I have for weight loss diets. Next I'll tackle the evils of food processing, and things on labels to avoid. After that, I'll get into the Gerson Therapy which I believe will be the perfect nutritional complement to a low-carb diet although IIRC Gerson was against red meat due to it's negative effects on the pancreas. It is nutritional therapy designed to combat disease- so a healthy person wouldn't need to follow it entirely.

BTW, if any of you are interested in checking various nutritional contents of foods- processed, raw, or frozen: check out nutritiondata.self.com which is a sub-site of Self Magazine. There's pictures of Jillian Andrews (that Biggest Loser chick) all over the place- I personally think she's scary looking. Chop the head off and we'll bang all night long, but that eternally scowling face has to go. She looks like she might bite if you get too close.
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i eat whateva taste good. so everything but sushi,mushrooms,black olives,and peppers of any kind
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