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 whippedboi
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Yes it's important to have people healthy and fit enough to join the military, and get shot or blown up.

Carbs bad, bullets not so much?
 ThatGirlNamedAlli
Joined: 12/28/2013
Msg: 24
Should I try a gluten-free diet?
Posted: 5/16/2014 8:43:19 PM
did anyone see jimmy Kimmel's bit the other night about the gluten free fad? Pretty funny.
 Chipsss
Joined: 5/21/2008
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Posted: 6/1/2014 12:36:06 PM

Google has a lot to answer for. Why think when you can cut and paste?


You should be given a job at Google deciding what should be shown in search results. When people see only what you have allowed them to, only then can they be seen as thinking for themselves.

Everyone here would want that.
 Molly Maude
Joined: 9/11/2008
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Posted: 6/3/2014 5:49:03 PM
thanks to Peppermint Petunias WAY BACK on 4/4/14 for the advice regarding
a tendency to be allergic to egg WHITES more than the YOLKS ... I've given it a
try repeatedly and, as long as I stick to the yolks, I don't get that nasty egg allergy
reaction ... it's opened up more food choices for me ...

sorry it took me 2 months to say, "thank you" ... I'm sincerely grateful ... when it
comes to allergies and intolerances, I "won" a bunch of them ... now that I'm more
mature and can actually stick to my own diet instead of relying on others to cook
for me and prepare my foods, I'm more limited but ... much healthier ...

going gluten-free/wheat-free has allowed me to have much more freedom in my
life ... without the fears of embarrassing illnesses ...
 Peppermint_Petunias
Joined: 3/30/2012
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Posted: 6/5/2014 3:39:07 PM
^^^^^^^
Molly , glad you let me know.

I'm so happy that you are better. :)
 Peppermint_Petunias
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Posted: 6/7/2014 4:43:09 AM

There is a difference between thoughtlessly cutting and pasting links to someones blog, or an infomercial for quackery like Dr Oz

I don't see where many regulars quote Dr OZ at all.
He is a heart mechanic that pushes the latest diet fad in most cases.He had no training in nutritional medicine other than the usual few hours that are out of date and have been proven wrong.

He spent years saying coconut oil is bad and fats/eggs should be strictly limited .
He has promoted grains.
He has warned of the dangers of cholesterol, esp LDL being high and fats being a big contributor to heart disease.

Only in the last few years has he had guests that know what they are talking about and gives them very limited time.
(He got a show because of Oprah before he knew anything of value imo.)
Exp: Furman, Purmutter,Amen and others.
I have seen some recent episodes and he is now "changing his mind" after he has seen the new research on many things, but I still can't respect him, except that he will acknowledge SOME things he said are wrong.

He now admits inflammation causes most disease.
He admits now, just eating less isn't the answer to obesity and that
eggs are actually healthy and don't cause a raise in blood lipids or cause heart disease.
He also will now suggest food intolerance's/addictions are real and elimination diets can help you find what you should/should not be eating, but its mainly side show type entertainment and miracle supplements.



He needs a kiddie show.His sets look like Chuckie Cheese.
 Sweet_Danimal
Joined: 6/22/2012
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Should I try a gluten-free diet?
Posted: 6/7/2014 10:13:45 AM
I don't watch any daytime shows on a regular basis, but the few times I've seen Dr. Oz, I feel like he'd read damn near anything put up in a teleprompter. Someone should 'burn' him with some obscenely bad text like Ron Burgundy in 'Anchorman'.
 CanadianMusicMan12
Joined: 4/2/2014
Msg: 30
Should I try a gluten-free diet?
Posted: 9/3/2014 6:09:13 AM
In my experience, cutting back on gluten intake has helped out quite a bit. Eliminating it isn't completely necessary, controlling your intake is however.
 arhal
Joined: 4/13/2008
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Posted: 11/13/2014 6:11:52 PM
Not necessarily so.
Read 1. Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back To Health
William Davis MD.

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Also read : 2.
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers [Kindle Edition]
David Perlmutter (Author), Kristin Loberg (Contributor)

A #1 New York Times bestseller--the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 4-week plan to achieve optimum health.

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our "smart genes" through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. With a revolutionary 4-week plan, GRAIN BRAIN teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.

Bottom Line here is that we are not Ruminants and don't need to eat like them

They are mammals that are able to acquire nutrients from plant-based food by fermenting it in a specialized stomach prior to digestion, principally through bacterial actions. The process typically requires the fermented ingesta (known as cud) to be regurgitated and chewed again. The process of rechewing the cud to further break down plant matter and stimulate digestion is called rumination
 arhal
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Posted: 11/13/2014 6:15:23 PM
My preceding post was in response to-

"Posted By: tallblondeswan on 4/6/2010 1252 PM
Subject: Should I try a gluten-free diet?
Message: Gluten is only harmful if you are allergic to it. "
 NeilMendeza
Joined: 9/7/2014
Msg: 33
Should I try a gluten-free diet?
Posted: 11/28/2014 12:44:33 PM
Try eating lots of strawberries
 NeilMendeza
Joined: 9/7/2014
Msg: 34
Should I try a gluten-free diet?
Posted: 11/28/2014 12:45:24 PM
Get your mother to eat them too
 NeilMendeza
Joined: 9/7/2014
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Should I try a gluten-free diet?
Posted: 11/28/2014 12:52:31 PM
Or actually you'd have to eat about 40 a day and I'm not sure if that is good for you.
 NeilMendeza
Joined: 9/7/2014
Msg: 36
Should I try a gluten-free diet?
Posted: 11/28/2014 12:56:59 PM
They're trying to make an extract, you should figure out how
 Peppermint_Petunias
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Posted: 11/30/2014 4:11:12 AM

Message: Gluten is only harmful if you are allergic to it.

Not true.
You can have an intolerance / health altering issues, esp weight gain and* inflammation* in the body when consuming gluten or other foods.
Its in many commercially prepared products people consume daily.
Inflammation kills , just sometimes slowly. It causes pain and other diseases ..Alzheimers, heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.

Allergies/Intolerance
In many cases of food allergies, there can be a severe and/or life-threatening allergic reaction to certain foods esp gluten, peanuts, eggs or citrus and it's often sudden onsought.

Intolerance is different, can take time but still strongly and adversely affect your health esp if consumed in small/moderate amounts daily over a period of time.
Food intolerance adverse reactions can be severe and extremely unpleasant, but are rarely kill you after consumption.


Persistent inflammation is at the root of practically all known chronic health conditions, including everything from rheumatoid arthritis and high cholesterol to dementia and cancer. These conditions are not necessarily inevitable, and neither is chronic inflammation, but you have to know what lifestyle and dietary steps to take in order to avoid them, many of which are fairly simple and straightforward.
Less stress,more exercise and vegetables, less sugar and gluten is a good start

There arehundreds of illnesses caused by chronic inflammation that modern medicine has classified as unique and unrelated, when in fact they are all products of the same underlying imbalances inside the body. When the root causes of these imbalances are properly addressed, in other words, chronic illness in general stands a far less chance of taking hold than if left to run its natural course.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036722_inflammation_disease_prevention.html#ixzz3KYIzLEIZ
 Skyr
Joined: 3/30/2008
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Posted: 11/30/2014 6:01:50 PM

Persistent inflammation is at the root of practically all known chronic health conditions, including everything from rheumatoid arthritis and high cholesterol to dementia and cancer.


That does not imply causation, which is far from certain.


There arehundreds of illnesses caused by chronic inflammation that modern medicine has classified as unique and unrelated, when in fact they are all products of the same underlying imbalances inside the body


So a chemical imbalance? Which ones? Prostaglandins? Cytokines?


When the root causes of these imbalances are properly addressed, in other words, chronic illness in general stands a far less chance of taking hold than if left to run its natural course.


If it was so simple, then drugs which inhibit prostaglandins and inflammation (ie NSAIDS and corticosteroids) should reduce all the diseases you mention. For most, they don't.
 Peppermint_Petunias
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Posted: 12/1/2014 3:24:26 AM
should reduce all the diseases you mention. For most, they don't.

Because people eat sh!t, are under stress, drink and smoke to much.
They have no idea what a low inflammatory lifestyle is most of the time.

A pill wont fix "eating sh1t" and a bad lifestyle. You should know that if you dont.
Some genetics can help some people fight things others can't, but genetic "so called predisposition" is not set in stone, good or bad.

Yale has done the research and other prestigious universities..YOU find it, if you really care.

I spent and spend my time in research, deal with real human beings and not test tubes. I know you hate links even if to Cornell, Yale, Harvard, ect so wont bother for your sake.


 bluemoon24_7
Joined: 4/18/2014
Msg: 40
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Posted: 12/1/2014 7:32:49 AM
My sister was diagnosed with Fibro Myalgia (not sure if I spelled that correctly) by both her physician and her naturopath. 15 years of suffering. Another thing, she would only poop every week to 10 days and she said it was like hard rabbit pellets. She ended up getting allergy testing and they told her she was allergic to wheat (not gluten), wheat and apparently there is a difference. She's a vegetarian so she uses wheat in much of her cooking - breads, pastas, etc. A week after giving up wheat, she started pooping once a day and no more rabbit pellets. It took about 4 months and all her Fibro Myalgia sytoms went away. When they told her about the wheat allergy she said "I don't puke or get an upset stomach, I don't get a rash, no sneezing, etc." They told her that allergies don't always show up like that. I found that interesting.

I have a guy on my charity committee that was diagnosed as Celiac. What an annoyed fvck. We go to the same place to eat twice a month after meetings and he has to look at the menu and tell the entire table "I don't know what I can eat, I'm Celiac you know". I wish I had a dollar for everytime I heard that. He got all uptight because he couldn't find an all enclusive resort in Mexico that deals with Celiacs. I sort of lost it and said "They have buffets, try the meat, vegetables and fruit. Why is this so difficult?" Thing is, even without wheat in hisdiet, beer, scotch, etc., he's still 75 pounds overweight.

I think it's a good thing to try eliminating grains from your diet, I'm going to try that. What can it hurt.
 Skyr
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Posted: 12/1/2014 1:34:30 PM

Because people eat sh!t, are under stress, drink and smoke to much.
They have no idea what a low inflammatory lifestyle is most of the time.


So is it the inflammatory cascade that causes disease, or is it just a byproduct of the disease? Are people who genetically express higher inflammatory markers more prone to disease and ill health?


A pill wont fix "eating sh1t" and a bad lifestyle. You should know that if you dont.
Some genetics can help some people fight things others can't, but genetic "so called predisposition" is not set in stone, good or bad.


I never said it did, but it's a poor response to what I asked. You make the assumption that only people who "eat $h!t" are on NSAIDS and corticosteroids, therefore inhibitors of inflammatory pathways are ineffective. Hardly a compelling argument, considering it is based on a strawman fallacy.

Inflammation is only implicated as causative or additive factors in a few conditions, not the "root of practically all known chronic health conditions" as you grandly proclaim.


I spent and spend my time in research, deal with real human beings and not test tubes.


Do alternative health practitioners have exclusive rights to "dealing with human beings"?
 Aprilikeswhiteroses
Joined: 11/24/2014
Msg: 42
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Posted: 12/3/2014 6:17:18 PM

Yes it's important to have people healthy and fit enough to join the military, and get shot or blown up.Carbs bad, bullets not so much?


LOL!
I just remember a joke about health and food.



Mike and Yvonne were 85 years old and had been married for sixty years. Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they carefully watched their pennies.
Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely due to Yvonne's insistence on healthy foods and exercise for the last decade.
One day, their good health didn't help when they went on a vacation and their plane crashed, sending them off to Heaven.
They reached the pearly gates, and St. Peter escorted them inside. He took them to a beautiful mansion, furnished in gold and fine silks, with a fully stocked kitchen and a waterfall in the master bath. A maid could be seen hanging their favorite clothes in the closet. They gasped in astonishment when he said, 'Welcome to Heaven. This will be your home now.'
Mike asked Peter how much all this was going to cost. 'Why, nothing,' Peter replied, 'remember, this is your reward in Heaven.'
Mike looked out the window and right there he saw a championship golf course, finer and more beautiful than any ever built on Earth..
'What are the greens fees?,' grumbled Mike..
'This is heaven,' St. Peter replied. 'You can play for free, every day.
Next they went to the clubhouse and saw the lavish buffet lunch.
'Don't even ask,' said St. Peter to Mike. This is Heaven, it is all free for you to enjoy.'
Mike looked around and nervously asked Yvonne 'Well, where are the low fat and low cholesterol foods and the decaffeinated tea?'
'That's the best part,' St. Peter replied. 'You can eat and drink as much as you like and you will never get fat or sick. This is Heaven!'
'No gym to work out at?' said Mike
'Not unless you want to,' was the answer.
'No testing my sugar or blood pressure or...'
'Never again'
Mike glared at Yvonne and said, 'You and your STUPID' Bran Flakes. We could have been here TEN years ago!'



Is exercise and healthy foods worth it?
Everything in moderation is the key.!
Have A Happy Life people,!!
 Peppermint_Petunias
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Posted: 12/5/2014 3:12:39 AM
I agree for certain people that works. ( everything in moderation) like weekend bad food days or a couple of drinks , a coffee and cig even.

But many cannot moderate, they have food addictions and a day or two of bad foods will send them on a binge of days or weeks on foods/drink they shouldn't have.
Food additions are a big problem, not all can have one brownie or ten chips or 1 slice of bread.






Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our "smart genes" through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. With a revolutionary 4-week plan, GRAIN BRAIN teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.

Respect him bringing this to peoples attention myself and the book is very informative as is Sugar Blues and others.

Actually HE didn't "just blow the lid off", but glad he is getting the word out.The lid was "opened" at least as far back as 1972 by others they called quacks..
Many have known for years useless carbs/sugars destroy cells and cause inflammation/disease.
But now its "new". Anyhoo

A newer study out on nurses by researcher De Vivo of women's hospital in Boston and Harvard med school( I think dating at least 15 years or longer) *but wont bother to google for those that it upsets so much to fact check what I have read* had the nurses stick to a low inflammatory diet rich in olive oil,other good fats vegetables, fruit, some dairy. legumes and moderate vices such as wine and processed flour.
( Mediterranean) Low meat , low sugar lived a better quality of life, less disease and longer lives.

Oh wth, Ill google it for ya..as it explains more of how/why they think it does more scientifically.
The study was published December 2 in the British Medical Journal.
Telomere Protection:

Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences at the ends of chromosomes that progressively shorten with age. Shorter telomeres are associated with shorter life expectancy and greater risk for age-related diseases. Obesity, cigarette smoking, and other lifestyle factors have been linked to shorter telomere length. Oxidative stress and inflammation speed up telomere shortening.
Dr Immaculata De Vivo

The Mediterranean diet which we have all heard about(unless we live under a rock) is rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, unrefined grains, olive oil, and fish, with a moderate amount of alcohol intake and low intake of dairy products, meat, and poultry.
They out olive oil on almost everything and other fats that are necessary for health.

"Fruits, vegetables, olive oil and nuts — key components of the Mediterranean diet — have well known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that could balance out the 'bad effects' of smoking and obesity," Dr De Vivo

At both ends of every DNA strand in a human cell is a Telomere. They are the end caps of each of our chromosomes and responsible for many factors of health.
At birth we each have approximately 10,000 bases (unit of measure for Telomere's) but as we age and our cells divide we start to lose bases and at approximately 5,000 bases we begin to die of old-age.

As Telomere's get shorter, humans begin to feel the general effects of aging, loss of muscle, failing memory, poor eye sight, lack of energy and slower recovery after exercising. Overall bad things happen to us when Telomere's get short.

There will be more studies I'm sure.
 _shakti_
Joined: 2/22/2014
Msg: 44
Should I try a gluten-free diet?
Posted: 12/11/2014 11:04:55 PM
^^ You know what else is good for telomeres? Meditation :)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3057175/

As to the gluten free diet, I tried it for about a month and didn't notice a huge difference. And on top of my veganism it was insanely restrictive!
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