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The Nutrition InvestigatorThe health and nutrition blog by Dr. Roc Ordman.

October 2019 nutrition notes

by Roc (click here for full post)

Wow. Today is also the day that my supplements have been manufactured. I will email soon where you can buy them!!!!!!  Age confidently with Triumph and Mito-C. Today was also moving day for my son, so I am at his old apartment awaiting the moving van. Spent the night in a sleeping bag, and woke up to 3 inches of snow!  Life happens. But I packed and took my vitamins. I hope you are taking care of yourself. Happy Halloween. We are told to expect 250 trick or treaters this year!

HEADLINES:

My paper on Triumph accepted for publication in the Journal of Cancer therapy; GRIP Strength is An Indispensable Biomarker For Older Adults; Western diet, by lack of fiber and complex carbohydrates, too much fat, etc. leads to obesity through the microbiome; High fat diet induces brain protein contributing to obesity and overeating; Autism affects 1 in 59 people in the US.  Chronic administration of a GABA agonist starting early in life is likely to relieve symptoms of autism from hypersensitivity; US approval for ultrasound skin tightening, 86% of a recent trial demonstrated improvement in wrinkle appearance; Choline helps prevent Alzheimer’s; daily consumption of blueberries can increase memory scores for ten consecutive years and maintain improvements for 19 years and perhaps much longer; walking speed has been known as a predictor of life expectancy for people in the 70’s and 80’s; VITAMIN D Deficiency Is Associated With Impaired Muscle Strength And Physical Performance; artificial sweeteners are linked to obesity / diabetes and gut microbes’ impact on ALS; animals fed either a high-fat or a high-sucrose diet have trouble with cognitive flexibility; the gut might just require a little extra vitamin C. Vitamin C normally helps support vitamin E activity; From Kevin Fichenscher: first on my list of priorities is health care; dog owners have healthier cholesterol levels, lower blood pressures and milder stress responses; 

an AI chatbot that questions the patient and compares the answers to a baseline. It is 95% accurate;  Though the vitamin is fat soluble, you don’t have to consume fat along with it for the body to absorb vitamin E; companion online courses on nutrition are now available. These classes are geared toward healthcare professionals.

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My paper on Triumph accepted for publication in the Journal of Cancer therapy.

GRIP Strength An Indispensable Biomarker For Older Adults
Authors: Bohannon RW
  https://www.dovepress.com/article_48888.t109051936

Microbiome must be synchronized and governs circadian rhythms. Obesity results when they are not coordinated. Western diet contributes by lack of fiber and complex carbohydrates, too much fat, etc. not keeping microbiome healthy. Pg 1379, Science 27 Sept.

High fat diet induces brain protein contributing to obesity and overeating.  Pg 1417, Science 27 Sept.

Autism affects 1 in 59 people in the US.  Chronic administration of a GABA agonist starting early in life is likely to relieve symptoms from hypersensitivity. Pg 45, Science 4 Oct

US approval for ultrasound skin tightening. (TY Atid-EDI) I recently reported (20th Aug) that Israel’s SofWave had received CE certification for its non-invasive ultrasound technology for skin tightening. It has now also received FDA approval. 86% of a recent trial demonstrated improvement in wrinkle appearance.
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sofwave-medicals-low-divergence-ultrasound-technology-has-received-fda-clearance-for-the-aesthetic-treatment-of-facial-lines-and-wrinkles-300918611.html
 

Choline helps prevent Alzheimer’s.

Memory data from the 2002-2019 Wild Blueberry Health Study indicates that daily consumption of 1/2 to 2 cups/day of high-polyphenol wild blueberries from Maine and nearby Canada can increase memory scores for ten consecutive years and maintain improvements for 19 years and perhaps much longer 

A new article in JAMA Network found that walkers who dawdled was a warning sign that you might be aging faster than you think! For some time, walking speed has been known as a predictor of life expectancy for people in the 70’s and 80’s.

VITAMIN D Deficiency Is Associated With Impaired Muscle Strength And Physical Performance In Community Dwelling Older Adults Findings From The English Longitudinal Study Of Ageing
Authors: Aspell N, Laird E, Healy M, Lawlor B, O’Sullivan M
  https://www.dovepress.com/article_49122.t109566874

What the microbiome has taught us. Dr Elan Elinav and Prof Elan Segal of Israel’s Weizmann Institute have made many medical discoveries from microbiome (gut bacteria) research. They include artificial sweeteners’ link to obesity / diabetes and gut microbes’ impact on ALS. There are 40 scientists in their research lab.
https://www.israel21c.org/is-the-microbiome-about-to-change-medicine-for-good/

We also have experience examining the roles that diet and gut microbiota play in cognitive abilities. Our recent animal studies show that eating a high-sucrose diet can cause specific learning deficits. Also, animals fed either a high-fat or a high-sucrose diet have trouble with cognitive flexibility. -LPI Newsletter

VITAMIN C TO THE RESCUE: STEMMING ANTIOXIDANT DEPLETION IN METABOLIC SYNDROME: Gut dysbiosis in metabolic syndrome reduces vitamin E availability. Dr. Maret Traber and her colleagues think that healing the gut might just require a little extra vitamin C. “Vitamin C normally helps support vitamin E activity,” Traber explains. “On the other hand, if you do not have enough vitamin C, vitamin E can be destroyed. This is the start of a process that leads to the loss of both antioxidants.” 

From Kevin Fichenscher: what are the problems? As you can imagine, first on my list of priorities is health care. It’s a biggie! As a consumer of nearly 20% of our nation’s GDP, so goes health care – so goes the rest of the nation. And, “Houston, we’ve got a problem!” I won’t harp on it but, the state of health care and the costs and quality of the product are a BIG issue for the USA. We need to solve that problem. There is a new study published in Circulation that found dog owners to have healthier cholesterol levels, lower blood pressures and milder stress responses than those who did not own dogs Not to be outdone, there was a recent article (what is it with the pet thing anyway?) on the emotion response to watching cat videos online. In a cohort of nearly 7,000 Internet users who watch cat videos (yes, it’s a growing social media phenomenon, along with dog videos.Anyone out there watching turtle videos?), the study revealed a significant relationship between viewing, personality typesand level of enjoyment in watching cat videos as a factor in happiness of the individual.

Now doctors at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center have developed Clara – an AI chatbot that questions the patient and compares the answers to a baseline. It is 95% accurate.
https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-chatbot-could-diagnose-early-alzheimers-disease/
https://www.pnas.org/content/112/52/16024.short  https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-23212-001

A fresh look at how to best determine dietary guidelines for vitamin E has produced a surprising new finding: Though the vitamin is fat soluble, you don’t have to consume fat along with it for the body to absorb it. “I think that’s remarkable,” said the study’s corresponding author, Maret Traber of Oregon State University.

Supported by an “Independent Grant for Learning & Change” from Pfizer, scientists
at the Micronutrient Information Center developed articles and companion online courses that are now available. These classes are geared toward healthcare professionals but available to anyone interested in the topic.  The first course, “Meeting Micronutrient Needs,” has been accredited by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.  http://bit.ly/ MicronutrientNeeds   The second course, “Micronutrients and Bone Health” is in the process of accreditation and should be available soon. 

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