Month: July 2017

 
Many of us know how hard it is to explain the environmental piece of good health. Nancy Miller has found an excellent resource for doing so.
 
Just go to the following:
 
https://alisonmain.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/augsept_42_45_sm.pdf

 

Maybe I have commented on this before but I think it may be very important to do two different things — retrain the tastebuds and also reduce the number of carbohydrate-feeding bacteria in the intestines as these bacteria can drive the craving for sweet.

Dr. Abram Hoffer suggested that three days without the carbohydrates would reduce the bacteria significantly. Many of us have found we can achieve this although the die-off of the bacteria can be a bit unpleasant as the dead ones rot, pass through, and out.

Retraining the tastebuds by eating plain food until the flavours stand out may take quite a bit longer but only a couple of weeks or a month.

When a fresh organic carrot tastes sweet to you, you know you are getting somewhere.

Interestingly, the researcher speculated that the sweeteners might be changing the intestinal bacteria. The diversity of our flora does depend on what we put into our digestive systems. Sounds a bit creepy to think what bacteria might thrive on the artificial sweeteners. Hmm!

The daughter of one of our members was present at an autopsy of someone who was a long-time aspartame user and the brain was tinged blue. No idea if there was a correlation but food for thought.

It is human to seek out sweet foods for the sustenance they provide but the days when it was a positive were the days when food supply was precarious.

According to other recent news, high fructose corn syrup has increased since NAFTA began when tariffs on it were reduced and then eliminated, making it the cheapest sweetener. It is also apparently the most detrimental to the liver.

It seems the only way to ensure something close to a healthy diet is to eat 6-9 fruits and vegetables and sufficient protein with a little seeds and grains thrown in. Temptations are ALL around!

Have a raspberry and a blueberry! Enjoy!

 
 
Dr. Wayne Sossin of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University has been a part of research into memory involving variations of the PKM enzyme. An article has been published in Current Biology according to cbc.ca.
 
They are just at the stage of studying how changing the enzyme using electrical current changes two different types of memory in molluscs
 
Our non-profit study group has been concerned for many years with enzyme variations which contribute to various health problems.
 
We have learned to deal with enzyme variations by figuring out the nutrient cofactors which have become deficient, either because the variation requires more than usual amounts, or for some other reason such as dietary insufficiency or environmental demand.
 
We have found that memories experienced as ‘videos’ rather than as ‘still photos’ are not fully processed – and likely to be troublesome.
 
Sometimes we have been able to change these ‘video’ memories into ‘still photos’ by targeting specific deficient nutrients which we have discovered by testing.
 
By extrapolation, PTSD, which involves ongoing reactions to memories, might possibly be helped by improving nutrient status.
 
Even better if someone would do DNA testing to find out which nutrients are cofactors of the PKM enzyme and which variations might require more of a particular nutrient.
 
Any potential researchers listening???
 
 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/erase-memories-1.418619