something in the blood can potentially reverse aging
Notes from a special issue of Science on Parenting:
15 August 2014 Science pages 743 – 759 available at most libraries.
Nature’s first functional food – Breast milk: It feeds helpful microbes, fights harmful ones, provides immunity, and jumpstarts a newborn’s life. Blood, urine, saliva, and spinal fluid are the most explored by scientists, until recently, when [...] Read more »
Enjoy weekends and benefits to workers brought thanks to labor unions. See summaries and links to abstracts after alerts and reminders:
Alerts: Hazards of added sugars – Many articles- High fructose corn syrup produces excessive energy intake producing fatty liver damage; Soda consumption increases hip fracture risk 14%; Sweetened soda consumption increases rheumatoid arthritis risk 63%; Hazard of too many [...] Read more »
Headlines! Read summaries after them.
1. Fish oil lowers blood pressure, probably mediated by decreasing serum TGs and BMI. 2. High protein diet helps weight loss3. Sugar-sweetened beverages produce fat bellies 4. Curcumin protects liver and mitochondria - [Roc comment - I have it daily on soup, with cayenne also] 5. Depressed women do eat more energy-dense snacks 6. High fat diet causes chronic inflammation - [...] Read more »
Here’s catchup on some other reading in the past few months.
1) Niagen - A reader asked about this supplement. It is a very expensive modified vitamin B6, which makes great claims. But this link shows what I found, indicating digestion makes it the same as a vitamin B supplement.
2) Prediabetes – A reader asked what to do if one [...] Read more »
See longer article summaries below.
CONTROVERSIES: 1) Next will be apple pie? - Generalizations that breakfast is worthwhile may be false. 2)Fruit and veggie intake has no effect on weight loss - Metastudy discounts most studies that reach the opposite conclusion. OBESITY: Obesity changes brainconnections to increase desire to eat; Vegetarian are as effective as meat diets for appetite control and [...] Read more »
Simple eating and exercise reminders for August. Headlines below, summaries and links below. I hope you read carefully the remarkable promise of daily blueberries and green tea to prevent osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.
Headlines: Excess carbs are harmful for children ; Low fat dairy products lower blood pressure in 3 weeks ;Eating slower reduces caloric intake ; Exercise, rather than weight loss, improves your brain and [...] Read more »
Now that I am retired, I have time to do what I really think is important. I have taken weeks to prepare the many pages and links that extend from this brief email. Thanks to a new theory of aging shared with me by Rolf Martin, and lots of published research supporting both that theory [...] Read more »
Five years of research highlighting wonderful reasons to eat nuts, yogurt, fruits, and vegetables, for both health and our planet! My full summary covers 25 important issues, but worth the read after the headlines:
HEADLINES: 1. Preface - The 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition, held every 5 years, was held in 2013. There has been a steady [...] Read more »