HEALTH: A salad a day keeps dementia away?

Thursday, January 4, 2018

http://www.newsweek.com/eating-salad-every-day-keeps-brains-11-years-younger-and-prevents-dementia-754256

EATING SALAD EVERY DAY KEEPS BRAINS 11 YEARS YOUNGER AND PREVENTS DEMENTIA, STUDY SHOWS
BY MELISSA MATTHEWS ON 12/20/17 AT 4:33 PM

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The study included 960 people, all between 58 and 99 years old and all without dementia. Everyone enrolled in the study was part of the Memory and Aging Project, which has been ongoing since 1979 at the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University. As part of their involvement in that project, participants completed questionnaires about their dietary habits over the course of nearly five years. Questions included assessments of how often people consumed spinach, salad, and kale, collards, or other greens. Participants also took yearly thinking and memory skill tests to gauge cognitive ability.

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That’s a prescription that’s easy to follow. Cheap insurance. And if their wrong, no side effects! My kind of medicine.

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HEALTH: Berries and nuts to reverse aging?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

http://www.impactlab.net/2017/11/16/breakthrough-scientists-reverse-aging-in-human-cells/

November 16th, 2017 at 1:30 am
Breakthrough: Scientists reverse aging in human cells

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Seniors may soon be able to live disease-free for their entire lives.

New research published in the journal BMC Cell Biology shows that old human cells can be rejuvenated using chemicals similar to resveratrol, which is a substance found in red wine and dark chocolate.

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Resveratrol is a compound found in peanuts, grapes, red wine, dark chocolate, and some berries.

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Easy enough to add these to one’s diet.

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HEALTH: I have to give up trans fats!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

https://nutritionfacts.org/audio/the-skinny-on-trans-fats/

OCTOBER 12TH, 2017
The Skinny on Trans Fats
Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, founder of NutritionFacts.org 

A lot of junk food comes loaded with trans fats which may raise our bad “LDL” cholesterol when consumed in nearly any quantity. In today’s episode, I talk about trans fat oil bans, as well as our primary sources of this substance.

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I’ve given up putting sugar in my coffee after listening to Doc Greger.

Now I have to do the same for trans fats. That’s going to be much harder.

The death toll is very scary; all those lives could be saved.

Argh!

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HEALTH: Dementia is NOW an Epidemic

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

2017-Oct-10

Dementia and Alzheimer’s is Now an Epidemic in America
Posted on Sep 25, 2017, 4 p.m.

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  • One in 8 over 65 years old in the USA has Alzheimer’s
  • In 2014, an estimated 5.2 million in the USA have Alzheimer’s
  • Women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than men
  • 1 in 6 Women will develop Alzheimer’s
  • Just 5 years ago in 2012 the United States alone spent $200 Billion with Medicare, Medicaid and Out of Pocket Expense for Alzheimer’s and other Dementia care not including Private Health Insurance. This number is projected to go to $1 Trillion.
  • Alzheimer’s can start as early as the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.

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“Remember this if you still can, as most of the population starts to age we have to be prepared for what is rapidly going to be one of our biggest healthcare problems, if not the biggest healthcare problem, Dementia in all its forms. We have to start trying as many preventative measures as possible to curb or try and cure all forms of dementia before they take hold. We now know that 1/3 of our aging population will die with a form of Dementia and 1/6 of all woman will die with the most commonly known form of Dementia —Alzheimer’s,” stated Dr. Ronald Klatz, President of the A4M, Sept. 25, 2017.

“We all know healthcare isn’t perfect. If we don’t start addressing Dementia now, which is now a United States epidemic, caring for those“We all know healthcare isn’t perfect. If we don’t start addressing Dementia now, which is now a United States epidemic, caring for those effected with Dementia will soon become the single biggest cost of our healthcare system and become an unimaginable burden on the family, and loved ones that have to take care of the afflicted. We will all suffer along with our parents, our older brothers, sisters, colleagues, and friends as their minds decay. This is a problem bigger than Aids of the 80’s and just as serious as Cancer, and Diabetes. As over 10,000 people a day, projected to go to 15,000 people a day, turn 65 in the United States, Dementia will soon be the #1 Health Risk, age related or not. Dementia is quickly the disease that will affect everyone in America, directly or indirectly. It’s an Epidemic we really need to look at stronger, harder, and take as many preventative medicine type measures to try and halt, cure, or eradicate the Age  Disease. Dementia is not just affecting a segment of the US population. It is attacking Seniors the fasted growing segment of the American population at alarming rates,” added Dr. Ronald Klatz.

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This has to be addressed by all the politicians and bureaucrats who are “redesigning” the America “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else as yet to be identified.

Personally, I am very concerned about this. My family is “crazy” and maybe that inoculates me from the “disease”? 

I do follow a doctor who advocates for a plant based diet as a preventative to all sorts of diseases and health malfunctions. One of them is Alzheimer’s.

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/alzheimers-disease-grain-brain-or-meathead/

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Well, the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is “significantly lower” for Africans in Nigeria “than for African Americans…in Indianapolis,” for example—up to five times lower.

Alzheimer’s rates for Japanese-Americans living in the U.S. are closer to that of Americans than to Japanese. So, “when people of one ethnic group move…from their homeland to the United States,…Alzheimer’s rates [can increase] dramatically.”

“Therefore, when Africans or [Asians] live in the [U.S.] and adopt a Western diet, their [increase in] Alzheimer’s [risk suggests] that [it’s] not the genetics.”

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It’s hard for me to go vegan. I’ve been non-vegan for SEVEN decades. I am too lazy to exercise and diet. But I am making some “some” progress on these fronts. 

BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), articles like “re-motivates” me.

How about you?

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HEALTHCARE: Did Obamacare Really Save Lives? NO!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/07/robert-p-murphy/obamacare-save-lives/

Did Obamacare Really Save Lives?
By Robert P. Murphy
Mises.org
July 1, 2017

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Conclusion

Although I personally do not yet have a theory on the specific mechanism that may be responsible, I am confident in saying that the actual data do not support the breathless claims that rolling back ObamaCare will literally kill many thousands of Americans. Fans of the Austrian school should not be shocked, though, to discover that having the federal government get more heavily involved in the health sector has apparently made things worse.

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I put this in the class of “District of Corruption speak” — like Brave New World’s Newspeak. You know where: “draconian cuts” don’t reduce the baseline spending, “The Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick”, and “Does that mean that someone’s 13-year old daughter could walk into a sex clinic, have a pregnancy test done, be taken away to the local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, have their abortion, be back, and go home on the school bus that night? Mom and dad are never the wiser.”

So overtime any of the politicians and bureaucrats — or their flunkies in the media — make ANY claim, I dismiss it out of hand. If they were to claim “the sun will come up tomorrow”, I’d wait and confirm it.

That goes for their predictions on everything.

When listening to “pitches”, ask who’s getting paid off and what’s the pitcher’s track record.

Why believe any to them?

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HEALTH: DVT prevention; your responsiblity — not the airlines or the Gooferment

Friday, May 12, 2017

http://www.popsci.com/legroom-blood-clots

Health
How to prevent blood clots as airlines squeeze you into tighter spaces
THE POTENTIALLY FATAL CONDITION IS LIKELY TO INCREASE AS LEGROOM DECREASES
—BUT IT’S TOTALLY PREVENTABLE
By Claire Maldarelli

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The bottom line, Stewart says, is that as long as people continue to practice unhealthy plane habits, the rates of DVT will either remain the same or increase—but with a little knowledge (and movement), the condition could be completely prevented.

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It’s a systemic problem we have the airplanes, their design, and the Gooferment. No one is responsible for the result —  crippled and even dead people!

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HEALTH: Nutritions role in reducing suffering and needless death

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/physicians-may-be-missing-their-most-important-tool

Physicians May Be Missing their Most Important Tool
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM June 1st, 2015 Volume 24

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Yes, there’s still much to learn about the optimal diet, but we don’t need a single study more to take nutrition education seriously—immediately. It is the low-hanging fruit of health care. We have had the knowledge we need for some time; what we need now is the will to put it into practice. By emphasizing the powerful role of nutrition, we could dramatically reduce suffering and needless death.

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All by eating a plant-based diet?

Seems too simple but you can’t argue with the evidence.

Yeah, it requires retraining our tastes and our brain (i.e., memes), but look at what it avoids: heart attack, strokes, and type 2 diabetes. 

I’m “trying”. Oh, how I hate that word. “NO! … Try not! … Do or do not… there is no try.” (To do it justice, you must say the word try with all the revulsion and disgust you can put on it. Like you were talking about a rapist, a child murderer, or a politician!) — Yoda (Fictional character from George Lucas’s “Star Wars” movie)

“Try” to save your own life and extend your useful years.

But, like smoking, it’s hard to change the paradigms and memes of a lifetime.

But you and I have to “try”.

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