JUNK FOOD & OUR BRAINS

A plethora of previous studies suggest deleterious effects of routine consumption of fat-or sugar-laden foods.

cigsMargaret J. Morris, from the University of New South Wales (Australia), and colleagues studies the impact on a diet high in fat and sugar on laboratory rats.   The researchers observed that such foods results in memory impairment, after just 1-week.  Specifically, the cognitive impairment was related to place recognition – where the animals showed poor ability to notice when an object has been moved to a new location.

The animals also had inflammation of the hippocampal region of the brain, which is associated with spatial memory.   Study authors report that: “These results show that relatively short exposures to diets rich in both fat and sugar or rich in sugar, impair … memory … and suggest a role for oxidative stress and neuroinflammation in this impairment.”

So, I think it’s time we think this or that condition is going to happen to someone else, when in reality – if you don’t change some of your ways – you will be unable to live a healthy, happy, long life, and that would be a real shame.

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Toothpaste & Mouthwash:

Used for fighting gingivitis and dental plaque –

Health risks plus false claims……

CuteWhen you go to the local market and take a look at all the toothpastes on the shelves, the choices can be overwhelming.  You can choose from tarter control, whitening, sensitivity reduction or total control formulas.

Many of these brands are simply cosmetic, while some of the others have been clinically approved by the American Dental Association to improve oral hygiene by reducing plaque, which is one of the major causes of periodontitis.

Quite simply, there is an abundance of dental products available to consumers today and many of them claim to do amazing things to improve your oral health – but can you really trust their claims?  And more importantly, are the ingredients really safe?

What’s Behind Oral Care Product Claims?

Toothpastes and mouthwash manufacturers who post claims that their dental toolsdental products prevent plaque for any other related oral condition must submit scientific data supporting their claims to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Each product must have been clinically tested in humans, and manufacturers are required to conduct intensive studies showing the amount of fluoride available the amount of fluoride released in one minute and the amount of fluoride absorption in normal and abnormal enamel.

If the FDA finds that the data is false or doesn’t support their claims, the manufacturers are then required to drop the unsupported claims from their advertising campaigns.

Dental plaque is a thin film of food debris and other material that forms on the surface of the teeth.  This provides the perfect environment for bacteria to grow.  Scientific studies have proven THT plaque is directly linked to cavities and gingivitis, which is a painful inflammation of the gingival tissue.

According to toothpaste and mouthwash manufacturers, their products typically contain abrasives that can provide enough mechanical movement during brushing or rinsing to remove plaque from your teeth.  Mouthwash manufacturers also typically claim that their rinses are able to remove plaque by using antimicrobial and chemical ingredients.

 

Dental tarter is a hard, yellow deposit that can be found on your teeth.  This tartar is made of mineral salts, food and other bacteria debris.  Over time, these deposits harden and can’t be brushed off the teeth.

Tartar has a rough surface that attacks more debris and food to it.  This causes additional tartar to form on a consistent basis.

Consumers are presented with statements on the toothpaste or mouthwash labels stating such things as “for the reduction of plaque, tartar, calculus, film, sticky deposits, bacterial build-up, and gingivitis” or that the product offers the “reduction, prevention or treatment of gum disease, inflamed gums, swollen gums, bleeding gums, pyorrhea, trench mouth, periodontal disease or tooth-destroying acids.”

Toothpaste: The Down & Dirty

Tooth-brushingToothpaste is essential to your daily dental routine to help remove the film of plaque on your teeth and gum tissue.  It also improves the cleaning that a toothbrush can provide.  So what are the ingredients in most toothpaste?  The typical ingredients are:

*       Mild abrasives that can remove debris and some surface stains.  Example of these abrasives are calcium carbonate, dehydrated silica gels, hydrated aluminum oxides, magnesium carbonate, phosphate salts and silicates.

*       Fluoride that supposedly strengthens tooth enamel and prevents tooth decay, although this is heavily debated.  I have seen enough research to advice all I come in contact with to use no-fluoride.  Each toothpaste that is approved by the ADA contains fluoride.

*       Humectants prevent water loss in the toothpaste.  Examples of humectants are glycerol, propylene, glycol and sorbitol.

*       Flavoring agents, like saccharin or other sweeteners provide the taste of the toothpaste.

*       Thickening agents stabilize the toothpaste formula.  These agents include mineral colloids, natural gums, seaweed colloids or synthetic cellulose. tooth-decay

*       Detergents create the foaming action that consumers expect when brushing.  These detergents are such ingredients as sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium N-Lauryl sarcosinate.

In addition, some toothpaste includes ingredi
ents like potassium nitrate or
strontium chloride to prevent tooth sensitivity.  Stannous fluoride or triclosan are also added to help reduce gingivitis.  Modified silica enzymes are added to help whiten teeth by physically removing surface stains or enamel surfaces.

Most studies suggest that tartar control toothpastes don’t remove tartar.  They only help to prevent tartar from forming.  The active ingredient in tartar control toothpaste is pyrophosphate.  Some clinical studies on this ingredient show that it may reduce tartar as much as 36%, but it doesn’t reduce tartar forming below the gum line.

The problem with this is that the tartar under the gingival margin is where the most damage is done!

cleaning artFor this reason, it’s very important for you to receive a professional cleaning twice a year at your dentist’s office.  Due to the wording and advertising of some toothpastes, many consumers incorrectly assume that using a tartar control toothpaste will prevent then from experiencing any problems with gingivitis or tartar, but this is not true.

Mouthwashes: What are They Really???

Many mouthwash brands provide results that are purely cosmetic, while others have a positive impact on oral hygiene by reducing the amount of plaque present in your mouth.

The cosmetic  mouthwashes are the over-the-counter products that help to remove debris before/after brushing, suppress bad breath and bacteria and freshens you mouth.

Therapeutic mouthwashes have the same benefits of cosmetic mouthwashes, but they also contain an ingredient to help to fight some oral
diseases.

These therapeutic mouthwashes are regulated by the FDA and are approved by the American dental Association.  Using mouthwash prior to brushing your teeth, however, does little to reduce any plaque build-up.

If you were to use mouthwash as the only method of dental care, it would be detrimental to the state of your oral hygiene.

There are 2 basic mouthwash formulations: chlorhexidine and essential oils.  Clinical studies have shown chlorhexidine preparations have a marginal advantage over the essential oil preparations when it comes to the reduction of plaque.

The problem with chlorhexidine mouthwash is that the preparation can stain your teeth and alter your taste perception for several hours after using the preparation.  For these reasons, chlorhexidine mouthwash is usually indicted for short-term use.remove-dental-plaque

In addition to reducing plaque, mouthwash is also used to reduce bad breath.  The incidence of  breath can have many different origins, but one of the most prevalent causes in bacterial plaque that builds up on your tongue or in saliva.

Clinical studies have shown that both chlorhexidine and essential oil mouthwash preparations are useful in reducing bad breath.  In addition, both chlorhexidine and essential oil preparations are used to promote the health of gingival tissues surrounding dental implants and appliances.

Potentially Harmful Ingredients

in Your Everyday Oral Care Staples …..

It’s a well known fact the body can absorb things very rapidly through the tissues present in your mouth.  For example, many different medications are given under the tongue due to the quick absorption rate.  Because of this potential, it’s important to be aware of any potentially hazardous or toxic ingredients found in your toothpaste or mouthwash.

Some of these ingredients are:

*       Fluoride –
You will find the following FDA warning label on each toothpaste/mouthwash that contains fluoride: WARNING, keep out of reach of children under the age of 6.  If more than used for normal brushing is swallowed, contact your physician or local Poison Control Center immediately.” 

what is plaqueIngesting even a small amount of toothpaste with fluoride can become toxic and even cause death, particularly in children.  There’s also evidence that suggests consuming fluoride, such as in fluoridated water, may impact your thyroid, leading to hypothyroidism, as well as reduced IQ and lead to brittler bones and skeletal fluorosis.

For this reason, many choose to avoid fluoride in their toothpaste entirely, and that’s a good decision, in my opinion.  There are some find great-tasting and fluoride-free toothpastes for comprehensive oral care.

*       Triclosan –

This is an antibiotic and antimicrobial agent used in many toothpastes and mouthwashes.  It’s advertised as an ingredient that combats bad breath.  Studies conducted in 2006 and 2009 showed that triclosan exposure had a significant impact on levels of thyroid hormones.

The Center fo Disease Control and Prevention reported that the frequent use of antibiotics and antimicrobials, such as triclosan, could lead to an overgrown of bacteria resistant to antibiotics.  Canada health officials have requested that triclosan be banned due to this problem of bacteria resistance.

Again there are a few mouthwashes without triclosan.  I provide my patient’s with both toothpaste and mouthwash.  The mouthwash I use and suggest rinses the mouth to help kill cavity-causing bacteria which eats away enamel.  It’s a highly effective antimicrobial composed of pure silver and complexed with pure water.

*       Abrasives –

Toothpaste with abrasives in the preparation are known to cause tooth sensitivity.  Many different types of toothpaste, including those hat whiten teeth and control tartar, contain stronger abrasives.  Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible for the consumer to know if their toothpaste contains these strong abrasives, so you may want to ask your dentist for a recommendation if you struggler with sensitivity.

*       Botanicals –dental plaque

Many herbs are now being used in toothpaste and mouthwash preparations.  Herbal preparations are often advertised to provide benefits that may be untrue or unfounded.  It’s important to take the initiative to find the truth about herbal ingredients and any potentially harmful side effects.  This is especially important for pregnant women and children using preparations that include botanical ingredients.

*       Sodium lauryl sulfate –

This is a detergent ingredient found in most toothpastes, dishwashing soaps and body wash.  It’s thought that sodium lauryl sulfate dries out the mucous lining found inside the mouth.  This drying effect leaves the tissues vulnerable to the many irritants that form canker sores.

Using toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate may lead to a reduction in the incidence of canker sores, which is another good reason to choose a healthy product, which actually can improve healing time of canker sores when applied to the sore.

Dental health is very important and there are more product choices available to consumers today than ever before.  While some products can have a positive impact on your mouth, there are also those that have the potential o do some damage.

If you have questions or concerns about a toothpaste or mouthwash preparations, read the label and do some research on your own or talk to your dentist to find the safest and most effective products for you and your family.

Unfortunately, these days we have to take the time, put on your reading glasses and know what you’re putting into your body, since it’s the only one you have!   This website is all about helping you to better –

Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

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VIAGRA & BLINDNESS

The mammoth drug company Pfizer…

Viagra1…makers of the recalled arthritis medication Bextra, are again in the news with reports of people possibly going blind from taking the impotency drug, Viagra.

Although not entirely conclusive, The Food and Drug Administration has received at least 43 reports of sudden blindness in men taking impotency drugs, most of them taking Viagra.

Howard Pomeranz, director of neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota Medical SV2chool, recently reported the possible link between Viagra and sudden blindness in an ophthalmology journal.

Pfizer spokes people claim that there is no evidence (of course) showing that sudden blindness occurred more frequently in men taking Viagra than men of similar age and health who didn’t take Viagra.

However, the FDA Food and Drug is still in the process of investigating impotency drug Viagra and the possible link to sudden blindness.

Pfizer shares fell 1.9% on Friday after the news broke.

Come on guys – isn’t it better to see what you’re doing? I want you to start researching natural medicine, there are many options without risking your health. Come on – be smart!

DHA & ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

This is exciting folks – really!

A hallmark of Alzheimer’s brain-stock_620x350disease pathogenesis is the development of beta amyloid VITAMIN Dproteins and the immune system’s inability to properly metabolize this brain plaque.

omega_3A recent study found that both vitamin D and the omega-3 fatty  acid  docosahexaenoic acid or DHA increased phagocytic activity of plaque-clearing macrophages while reducing troublesome inflammatory cytokines.

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4 Steps to Prevent  Flu:  

The flu season always causes a great deal of fear in the eyes of the public, but building up your immune system would prevent this happening.

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But let me share 4 simple alternative herbs that will help strengthen your immune system and protect you against colds and the flu.

Each of the following herbs are medically documented and have stood the test of time:

echinaceaEchinacea:

Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs in the world.  It has the unique ability to stimulate the immune system.  Echinacea is also reported to fight against bacteria, fungi, and viruses associated with colds and the flu.

Recommended Dosage:

250 mg (standardized extract) up to 4 times a day during flu season. Some clinicians recommend a dosing cycle such as using it 3 weeks on and 1 week off or 8 weeks on and 1 week off.

Goldenseal:

It was initially used by Native Americans and gained popularity from the 1850s to the 1040s.  Most of the current use of goldenseal is for colds and influenza.Hydrastis_canadensis_-_Köhler–s_Medizinal-Pflanzen-209

Combinations of golden seal and Echinacea are one of the leading selling herbal supplements in the U.S. market today.  This herbal medicine is useful in managing symptoms associated with colds and influenza.

AstragalusGlycyphyllosBerberine:

One of the main components in berberine, has been found to increase the immune system’s ability to fight fever associated with bacteria and viruses.

Recommended Dosage:

125 mg (standardized extract), 3-4 times a day.

Elder:

It has been used traditionally in the prevention and treatment of colds, influenza, chronic nasal inflammation, and sinusitis.  The herb elder has been reported to stop several strains of flu virus from duplicating.  In one study using a liquid extract of elder berry, 90 percent of the individuals with symptoms of influenza B were asymptomatic in 2-3 days, while individuals on placebo elder-04-ldidn’t recover for at least 6 days.

Recommended Dosage:

500 mg (standardized extract), 3 times a day.

The Chinese have valued astragalus for centuries for its immune-enhancing properties.  Studies have reported that astragalus promotes healthy growth of cells in damaged in the lungs after a viral infection.  This potential benefit could help with the lingering phase of bronchial weakness as seen in some individuals with colds and influenza.

Astragalus not only has been found to improve resistance to colds but may also decrease how long you stay sick.

Recommended Dosage:

250 mg (standardized extract, 4 times a day.

Additional Tips to help prevent colds and the flu:

*       Drink at least 6-8 glasses of quality water daily (preferably ½ your body weight in ounces)

*       Avoid refined sugars.

*       Take in clear broth and soups.

*       Take steps to reduce chronic dis-stress (which can lead to disease).

*       Get adequate rest.

*       Try to eat more nutrient rich foods, especially fruits and vegetables, organic best choice.

*       Reduce sugar intake.  (No sugar substitutes)

*       Exercise regularly.

*       If an antibiotic is given, I recommend the use of probiotic acidophilus/bifidus 10-20 billion units twice a day, 2 hours apart from the antibiotic dose.  This may reduce the risk of antibiotic induced diarrhea and extreme loss of your natural intestinal flora. Quality silver creates only wellness, no detrimental effects.

*       Ensure adequate nutrition status with a high-grade multivitamin.  It’s always best to find out if and where you are nutrient deficient – using Dr. Henry’s HealthTest©) will enable you to

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*       Consider Echinacea or elder as the primary herb for recommendation.

*       Goldenseal is secondary if there is upper respiratory involvement.

*       Combination products may contain two or more of these agents or related products.

*       Diabetics may need zinc first because of already established compromised zinc status.

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Note:  When you’re body becomes nutrient sufficient, your immune system will stay strong.

This is how you – Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!(TM)

Dr. Rhonda Henry

Doctor of Nutritional Science

Certified Traditional Chinese Practitioner

Specializing in Preventive & Alternative HealthCare – NATURALLY!

 

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BEER: A Pint of Poison?

 

 Knocking a few beers back may be more life-threatening than you think!

1.      As a result of filtration practices, German and Italian beers, among others, contain 2 to 4 times the amount of arsenic considered a safe level in water.

dangers-day-drinking_0For more information on arsenic, may I suggest you listen to my online radio show and/or purchase the booklet entitled: “The Arsenic Expose” – you’ll get the whole story.

2.      People who drink 3 + beers per day have a 70% higher risk of developing lung cancer than non-drinkers, compared to a 30% risk for those who have 3+ non-beer alcoholic drinks per day.

3.      Behaviors associated with alcohol addiction and abuse are almost 3 times as harmful to families, friends, and society as a whole than those associated with cocaine or tobacco use.alcohol_culture

4.      Binge drinking by U.S. college students results annually in:

*              1,825           Deaths

*          599,000           Injuries

*          696,000           Assaults

*            97,000           Sexual Assaults

5.      Beer and other alcohol have been inked to :

*          insulin resistance in men

*          fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in pregnant women,  and

*          memory problems in teens

I know many of you are angry with me right now – but, please don’t forget, I’m just the messenger doing my very best to at least make you aware of all I know in the health area of your lives and then it’s up to each one to decide your future.

These blogs and my online radio shows are all about helping you –

Plan for Tomorrow’s GOOD Health – TODAY!

Dr. Rhonda

 

Dr. Rhonda Henry

Doctor of Nutritional Science

Certified Traditional Chinese Practitioner

Specializing in

Preventive & Alternative HealthCare – NATURALLY!

 

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6-Foods For Your Cravings:  

Good with foodWhile experts agree that eating healthy meals and avoiding snacks during the day helps keep your weight in check, there are exceptions to the rule…

Choosing snacks that are rich in healthy fat and fiber helps keep craving at bay so you’ll actually eat less at meals. About 5-minutes after fat enters the stomach, a hormone called enterogastrone is released, causing it to empty at a much slower rate.  Thus you feel fuller longer.

The effect of fiber as a hunger suppressant actually starts the moment you take a bite.  Foods full of fiber: think apples or whole grain bread – require more work to chew.  Increased chewing slows down your eating so your body has more time to realize it’s full, so you eat less.

If you’re trying to lose weight, but find yourself plagued by hunger pangs, there are certain foods that can help you curb your appetite.

Foods to help to fight hunger:

1.     Almonds and avocados:slim food

A handful of almonds or half an avocado on whole grain toast calms the appetite quickly.

Tea_leaves_steeping_in_a_zhong_čaj_052.      Green tea:

Green tea contains EGCG, a chemical that has been proven in studies to curb the appetite.  Stay away from sugary bottled brands and brew your own green tea from bags or loose-leaf tea.

3.      Spicy foods:

Just one spicy buffalo wing or a piece of Kung Pao chicken can actually suppress your appetite.  Even though these are high-calorie foods you will eat less in the long-term.

4.      Coffee:

Just like drinking a glass of water before a meal temporarily signals fullness to your stomach, research shows that coffee works the same way.  But coffee also contains caffeine, which boosts metabolism and suppresses appetite.

5.      Fatty fish:fishoil265__205440247

Not only are fish like salmon, sardines, and herring rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, they also suppress hunger by altering the body’s level of the hormone leptin.  Leptin is the hormone that tells your body that it’s full so you’ll stay sated longer. I often snack on shrimp, squeeze some fresh lemon and dip (easy) in seafood sauce.

6.      Lean protein:foods to consider

For my personal snacks I like high-protein foods.  Eggs, turkey or chicken slices, tofu and others can provide a prolonged sense of fullness without the swings in blood sugar that carbs create.

These 6 things can help flush fats out of your body.  If your interested in losing weight I want to offer you a couple of suggestions.

1.      If you order my individualized HealthTest© – along with finding out where you’re nutrient deficiency and being able to help your body become nutrient sufficient.

You will, from your answers receive a personal food program, designed according to the answers you supplied.  This has helped thousand of folks.

2.      I have my Personal Quick-Weight-Loss Program available.  Two options:  Lose faster or slower – but you will have easy-to-follow directions.

If you want to understand why your overweight or obese – take the time to listen to my archived online radio show, entitled: Lose Weight PERMANENTLY By Eating!™ You will be enlightened, for sure!

It’s NOT about Your FAT – It’s About YOUR HEALTH! 

Dr. Rhonda

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10 Steps to Loving Your Size & Heart

In the United States, heart disease affects about 9 million adults, killing 1 every 37 seconds. 

Heart attackBut the good news – which; Dr. Philip Ades, author of the new book Eating for a Healthy Heart has made it his mission to spread the news that heart-disease is mostly preventable.  Research shows that up ti 90 percent of heart disease can be prevented by changing one’s diet, exercising more, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking.  I’ve been preaching this for 30 years and I applaud Dr. Ades.

To reduce your risk why not make a decision to follow these 10 simple steps:

Step #1: Know your numbers:

Note: I do not read the laboratory ranges as these are for the most part not well people.  We are a pretty sick society and in functional/integrated healthcare we look for the optimal ranges so that the patient is really getting well.  I will note my acceptable range beside the clinical ranges.

High blood cholesterol is linked with about 0ne-third of heart disease cases worldwide, according to data from the United Nations.  Your blood cholesterol (lipid profile) is made up of several readings: high density cholesterol (HDL), low-density cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (TG).  LDL cholesterol and triglycerides are often referred to as “bad” cholesterol; high levels (greater than 160 mg/dL(120) and 200 mg/dL (180),  respectively) are considered  risk factors for developing heart disease.

On the other hand, “good” HDL protects against cardiovascular disease.  (A healthy HDL target is 60 mg/dL(40) or higher.)  But an undesirable  lipid profile doesn’t mean that developing heart disease is inevitable.  Research shows that changing your diet for the better (HealthTest©) can help lower “bad” LDL and TG levels, as well as increase “good” HDL cholesterol, if they’re out of healthy ranges.  Ask your doctor about running a VAP or comprehensive Lipid Profile.

Step #2: Calculate your risk:

Having multiple factors for heart disease increases your risk exponentially.  For example, if you
smoke, have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, any one of these factors doubles your likelihood of developing heart disease in the next 6-years.  But having all 3 increases your chance eightfold.  The good news – just treating any one of these risk factors effectively – you quit smoking or bring your cholesterol into a healthy range, halves your likelihood of developing heart disease (i.e., you’ll have 4 times, rather than 8 tines, the risk of someone who doesn’t have any of these risk factors).

Step #3: Lose weight if you need to:Fitness Time

Losing as little as 5 to 10 percent of your body weight – about 8 to 15 pounds if you start at 150, will result in better blood pressure, lower risk for diabetes and improved cholesterol levels, research suggests.  Are you toting around too many pounds? There are 2 ways to find out.  First, calculate your body mass index (BMI).  If you don’t know how to do this, let me know and I’ll send you the information free of course: inquiries@drhenry.com.
A normal BMI is 18.5 to 24.9.  A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is overweight, and 30 and above is considered obese.  Some complain that if you’re muscular or “large-boned,” you may get a BMI that suggests you’re overweight when you’re really not.  I this is you, strip down to your underwear and stand sideways in front of a full-length mirror.  If your abdomen droops or sticks out, the high BMI is correct.  If it’s flat and firm, your BMI may, indeed, be incorrect.

Step #4: Slash your intake of saturated fat:

Butter, sour cream, Mayo.  These foods, as well as fatty cuts of meats, are high in the saturated fats that elevate “bad” LDL cholesterol, leading to plaque build-up in arteries.  Limit saturated fats to 5 percent or less of your total calories (divide your weight by 12 to get the daily total limit in grams).  For example, try replacing butter with vegetable-based oils, particularly olive and canola oil, both of which contain good amounts of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, and by swapping in lean poultry, fish and beans for higher-fat m eats.   Don’t get discouraged, at the end of this article I will make your life much easier – my customized HealthTest©) will STOP, The Food & Vitamin Guessing Game!

Step #5: Get rid of the junk food: 

food addictMany packaged snacks, crackers, bakery goods and some margarines contain artificial trans fats (a.k.a. hydrogenated oils), which increase “bad” LDL even more than saturated fats, according to recent research by Walter Willett, M.D., at the Harvard School of Public Health.

In a 2003 interview with Eating Well, Willett blamed trans fats for millions of unnecessary premature deaths from heart disease.  Please, read labels carefully: if a package claims “zero trans fats,” the amount per serving may be less than 0.5 g and could have been rounded down to zero.  The only way to be sure you’re getting a product without trans fats is to avoid products that include “hydrogenated oils” Better yet, stock up on nutrient-rich vegetables, fruits and nuts.

Step #6: Fill up on fiber:

Various studies link a high-fiber diet with a lower risk of heart disease.  In a Harvard study of female health professionals, people who ate a high-fiber diet had a 40 percent lower risk of heart disease than those who ate a low-fiber diet.WholeGrains_sprouted

Aim to include plenty of foods that are rich in soluble fiber, which, studies show, can help lower “bad” LDL.  Soluble fiber binds bile acid, a key component in fat digestion that our bodies make from cholesterol.  We can’t digest fiber, so when bile acids are bound to it, they get ushered out of the body as waste.  This causes the body to convert more cholesterol into bile acids, which ultimately has the effect of lowering circulating cholesterol levels.  Foods high in soluble fiber include oatmeal, barley, beans, okra and eggplant, and citrus fruit, such as oranges.

Step #7:   Replace refined grains with whole grains:

Eating too many refined carbohydrates (e.g., white bread, pastries, white pasta) fuels the body’s ability to make triglycerides.  What’s more, processed grains are quickly converted to glucose, which raises blood glucose levels and may predispose one to developing type 2 diabetes, and a  risk factor for developing heart disease.  Choose whole grains, such as brown rice, wheat berries, and quinoa and whole-wheat pasta, which contains more fiber (which slows down the conversion of starches to glucose) and healthful fats than processed grains.

Baked SalmonStep #8:   Go fish:

Consuming two or more servings of fish per week is associated with a 30 percent lower risk of developing coronary heart disease over the long term, studies show.  Fish contains omega-3 fats, which lower levels of triglycerides in the blood that may contribute to blood clotting.  Omega-3s also lower blood pressure slightly and can help prevent irregular heart rhythms.  (Flaxseed oil, canola oil and walnuts also contain omega-3 fats.)


Step #9:   Get nuts:

Research suggests that people who eat nuts – walnuts, pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, pine nuts and peanuts (which actually are legumes) – 2 to 4 days or more per week have a lower incidence of heart disease than people who eat them less.  All nuts contain good amounts of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and low levels of saturated fats.

Step #10:   Enjoy alcohol in moderation:

RESVERATROLScientific literature indicates that people who drink moderately are less likely to have heart disease than those who abstain.  Alcohol appears to raise “good” HDL cholesterol.  Wine, in particular, “thins” the blood (making it less prone to clotting) and also contains antioxidants that prevent your arteries from taking up LDL cholesterol, a process that can lead to plaque build-up.  Remember, 1 drink equals 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of liquor.

Bottom Line:

After reading all this, you’re probably saying – this is too confusing, how to I do this or that.  How do I figure out and understand these numbers.  Ok, as an ex-311 pounder, believe me when I say, I understand – been there, done that and you can’t do this successfully on your own, unfortunately.  But, I have good news for you, wherever you live, it’s called Dr. Henry’s HealthTest©) which will using my personalized extensive questionnaire, allow me to find out, using body-language (how are you now feeling), to determine your nutrient deficiencies.  Are you normal, low or very-low.  Any that are low or very-low I will give you detailed information on what that means, and what foods you may want to incorporate into your new food program.  I will also, determined by your answers design 2 food programs just for you. No counting calories, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, etc., I’ve done all the hard work for you, all you have to do is EAT!  I sure wish there was someone to do this for me in my suffering days.

Unfortunately, it’s not interactive, as yet, but if you email me your desire to order the HealthTest,  I will send it via pdf and you can either scan it or fax back to me and I’ll get you up and running.  I will also give you supplement information to help you get balanced nutritionally with pharmaceutical grade nutrients that you need, no more guessing.

 

Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

Dr. Rhonda

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