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Russell Jaffe MD,PhD discusses using Vitamin C for heavy metal detox at IAOMT 2008 Charlotte

In this video, you can see Russell Jaffe MD,PhD discuss the ways in which ascorbic acid assists the body to eliminate and remove heavy metals like mercury, l...
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Amino acids combat the AGING process

Amino acids combat the AGING process | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Antioxidant amino acids such as lysine, glutathione and methionine, available by simple changes to your diet maximise antioxidant activity and fight aging.
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informative site for amino acid benefits in anti-aging etc

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The Effects of Vitamin C on Cholesterol

The Effects of Vitamin C on Cholesterol | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Adequate amounts of Vitamin C may prevent coronary artery disease as much as a healthy diet can, if not more so.
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apples, carrots and beans are high in pectins and therefore can be used to reduce oxidized cholesterol.  Combine pectin w/ vit C to enhance the redox of cholesterol.

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Low Carb Dieting Myths

Low Carb Dieting Myths | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The myths about low carb dieting are traded freely among those who just don't know any better. I've tried to shine some light on these falsehoods here.
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Ketogenesis (or low carb) explained pretty clearly in layman's terms. Important to remind people that ketogenic diets are high in vegetables/fruits and fats, not protein and carbs. Protein and carb intake are usually moderate depending on a person's total caloric intake. The quality of fats and proteins (grass fed/organic) is critical to a successful ketogenic diet. The benefits are quite extraordinary if carbs are not working for yoy. It's sort of like a 2nd chance. 

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LCHF for Beginners

LCHF for Beginners | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Do you want to eat real food (as much as you like) and improve your health and weight? It may sound too good to be true, but LCHF (Low Carb, High Fat) is a method that has been used for 150 years. Now, modern science backs it up with proof that it works. There is no weighing your food, no counting, no bizarre "meal replacements," no pills. There is just real food and common sense. And all the advice here is 100 percent free. Contents Introduction Dietary advice  (in 26 languages) Theory Tips and recipes Cookbooks and more Frequently asked questions Introduction A LCHF diet means you eat less carbohydrates and a higher proportion of fat. Most importantly you minimize your intake of sugar and starches. You can eat other delicious foods until you are satisfied – and still lose weight. A number of recent high-quality scientific studies shows that LCHF makes it easier both to lose weight and to control your blood sugar. And that's just the beginning. The [...]
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If glucose doesn't provide sustainable forms of energy for you (insulin drops too quickly) it's worth trying a ketotic state of metabolism using this pretty accessible website. Videos make the "controversial" arguments in complete layman's terms. 

 

Clarification: this is not a low carb diet so much as it is a ketotic state of energy consumption.

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Nutrition Journal | Full text | A review of fatty acid profiles and antioxidant content in grass-fed and grain-fed beef

Growing consumer interest in grass-fed beef products has raised a number of questions with regard to the perceived differences in nutritional quality between grass-fed and grain-fed cattle. Research spanning three decades suggests that grass-based diets can significantly improve the fatty acid (FA) composition and antioxidant content of beef, albeit with variable impacts on overall palatability. Grass-based diets have been shown to enhance total conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) (C18:2) isomers, trans vaccenic acid (TVA) (C18:1 t11), a precursor to CLA, and omega-3 (n-3) FAs on a g/g fat basis. While the overall concentration of total SFAs is not different between feeding regimens, grass-finished beef tends toward a higher proportion of cholesterol neutral stearic FA (C18:0), and less cholesterol-elevating SFAs such as myristic (C14:0) and palmitic (C16:0) FAs. Several studies suggest that grass-based diets elevate precursors for Vitamin A and E, as well as cancer fighting antioxidants such as glutathione (GT) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity as compared to grain-fed contemporaries. Fat conscious consumers will also prefer the overall lower fat content of a grass-fed beef product. However, consumers should be aware that the differences in FA content will also give grass-fed beef a distinct grass flavor and unique cooking qualities that should be considered when making the transition from grain-fed beef. In addition, the fat from grass-finished beef may have a yellowish appearance from the elevated carotenoid content (precursor to Vitamin A). It is also noted that grain-fed beef consumers may achieve similar intakes of both n-3 and CLA through the consumption of higher fat grain-fed portions.
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This research provides evidence that butter is not necessarily responsible for raising cholesterol or blood pressure. If the butters grass fed it is cholesterol neutral. Another study shows that levels we're raised in 1/3 of subjects...it was dependent upon life style and other dietary components such as grains and a genetic defect.

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Dietary intake of saturated fatty acids and m... [Am J Clin Nutr. 2010] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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58,000 participants in a Japanese study concluded that there is an inverse relationship between saturated fat intake and risk of cardiovascular disease/death etc... 

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Do you want to live forever? by Aubrey de Grey PhD - YouTube

Coming in January, follow our 7 week series that looks at the 7 causes of aging as described by Aubrey de Grey PhD in his book Ending Aging


Via Tonya Scholz
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How to live forever...pretty fascinating theories that may come to fruition pending funding. 

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of butter and ghee when it comes to cooking?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of butter and ghee when it comes to cooking? | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Non-profit foundation providing reliable, scientifically accurate, personalized information for convenient and enjoyable healthy eating.
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1-2 tablespoons/day of ghee (found in multiple studies) does not increase risk of cardiovascular disease.  Keep your intake w/ in that range daily and your health will improve assuming a balance diet. Advantage of butter over ghee is vit k2. Advantage of ghee over butter are more MCFAs and SCFAs (medium/short chain fatty acids). Butter is harder to digest as it has more LCFAs (long chain fatty acids).

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Beans and Gas: Clearing the air | NutritionFacts.org

Beans and Gas: Clearing the air | NutritionFacts.org | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
More than a decade ago, the Quarterly Journal of Medicine published a review entitled: “Vegetarian Diet: Panacea for modern lifestyle...
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Candidiasis blogs that say to stay away from beans/peas may be a bit suspect. They provide prebiotics that may counter candida problems. Flatulence btw reduces over 8months and reduces long-term gut problems...worth the investment of a few gassy days on beans. Peas are lower flatulence risk but all in all much better options than grains...higher ORAC antioxidant index and guaranteed to lower triglycerides improve HbA1C for those concerned w/ blood sugar (hypoglycemia, diabetes etc..). Beans also stabilized blood pressure, hormone & energy levels. Eat your beans every day! Most of my step-down-unit patients perhaps wouldn't be there if they did.

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KarenHurd.com

The purpose of this website is to help individuals know how to heal themselves through nutrition. I have worked for many years with people who are hurting. It grieves me to see the suffering that people go through. So much of the suffering is needless. The vast majority of the health problems that we face are unnecessary and can be resolved with little to no invasive procedures. What the average person lacks is knowledge when it comes to the health of the body, especially in using nutrition to achieve and maintain that health. It is this lack of knowledge that brings fear and poor decision-making when we are faced with a health problem. On this website, I will bring to you knowledge. I present it in a format that is easily understood and interesting—at least I think it's interesting! The information that you find here is backed by my many years of clinical experience as well as scientific data.
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Simple solution to morning sickness. Eat your beans! Follow these basic protocols. No drugs, no supplements...just nutritional advice which can solve many more medical problems than we might think. Nausea essentially is produced as a result of HCG hormone releasing bile (needed to break down fatty acids). The recycling of bile still containing debris that hasn't been expelled by the liver causes that nausea.  Beans will help excrete the bile w/ debris from the body solving the nausea.

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JAMA Network | JAMA | Reporting of Results in ClinicalTrials.gov and High-Impact Journals

JAMA Network | JAMA | Reporting of Results in ClinicalTrials.gov and High-Impact Journals | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

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Concerning that so much data is manipulated which will impact the health of so many patients.

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There are some discrepancies..... interesting article and something to think about.

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Rebound Exercise - YouTube

This video explains the how-to as well as the benefits of rebound exercise, the safest, most effective, most efficient exercise known to science...
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Lymphocytes/fluid circulates 16-60x more. Increased cardio endurance etc.. b/c of 7/8 shock trauma absorbed by improving bone density & reducing joint injury. Astronauts rebound & bone-density returns to normal (2 weeks). As beneficial as high impact exercise w/ out adrenal fatigue. Cancer detox requires 3x/20min/day. stressxrepetition=strength...add in gravitational pull on cells w/ rebounding. "68% more efficient than jogging"-Nasa

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Case Study: B12 Deficiency, Cushing’s Syndrome, and Hypothyroidism

Case Study: B12 Deficiency, Cushing’s Syndrome, and Hypothyroidism | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
This is a case study I wrote based on a real patient I met during my internship at the hospital this summer. I wanted to share it with you all and hopefully get some feedback. Do you think I accura...
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A nice case study with treatment recommendations on patients diagnosed with or trending toward cushings syndrome and hypothyroidism.

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Scientists May Have Discovered How to Stop Your Peanut Allergies for Good

Scientists May Have Discovered How to Stop Your Peanut Allergies for Good | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
A major breakthrough could help millions.
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Food allergies have increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011. 

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10 Proven Health Benefits of Low-Carb and Ketogenic Diets

10 Proven Health Benefits of Low-Carb and Ketogenic Diets | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Many studies show that low-carb and ketogenic diets can lead to dramatic weight loss and improve most major risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.
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Research ahows that high cholesterol is surprisingly not a result of fats but rather carbohydrates thay activate a cholesterol enzyme.  We've been on high fat diets for a few million years and on high carbs for a few thousand.  Our genes haven't adapted away from fats.  High protein untake is not ketogenic high fat is.

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Gluconeogenesis

Gluconeogenesis means "make new sugar". Find out why it's important during a low carb diet.
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Article synopsis on improving/eliminating metabolic syndrome by switching to a ketogenic diet (breaking down fats).  This also debunks the myth that complex carbohydrates are a "low metabolic stressor" for the body and thus a better option than fat for improved corticosteroid metabolism. Adrenal/thyroid function may, in fact, be much better off on the ketogenic "engine" as opposed to the carbohydrate engine.  Vegetables and fruits are mostly not considered "carbohydrate" foods as their glycemic load is incredibly low.

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Ketones and Carbohydrates: Can they co-exist? - The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D.

Ketones and Carbohydrates: Can they co-exist? - The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
For reasons I’m still struggling to understand, the idea of “nutritional ketosis” (NK, to be distinguished from starvation ketosis, SK or diabetic ketoacidosis, DKA) is often discussed and debated in much the same way as religion or politics. Perhaps this can be said of all nutrition, which is a shame.  Nevertheless, in my continued defiance of such sensitive topics, I’d like to add another layer of complexity and nuance to this discussion.
As I’ve written about before, I’ve spent much ...
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Optimal energy can be achieved by paying close attention to macronutrient ratios (given quality food choices) calculated based on total caloric intake. The chart provides amazing clarity at a glance. The lower your caloric intake the closer your fats:calories:proteins can be and therefore, the more flexibility you have in your food choices. As daily caloric intake increase (need more energy etc.. or aren't taking supplements) fats must be a higher ratio to that of proteins and carbohydrates in order that the body doesn't get "confused" between NK (that ketogentic metabolic state-ie. burning fat and gluconeogensis, i.e. burning glucose for energy).

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Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It: Gary Taubes: 9780307474254: Amazon.com: Books

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Harvard/Columbia-educated Gary Taub sums it all up with finess. Metabolic syndromes, heart disease, stroke, anemia, diabetes etc... that plague our country can be easily solved with the right diet.  And btw, the french aren 't healthy "in spite of their diet", but rather b/c of it. 

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Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
There's new thinking about the effects of fat on our waistlines and our hearts. And consensus is building that saturated fat isn't the demon we were once told to fear, especially compared with carbs.
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Yes, medical journals can misdirect research. This article seems to provide some evidence to support this unfortunate reality. Low fat diets are a recent pharma invention. Countless population studies confirm this.

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Shaking Up The Salt Myth: Healthy Salt Recommendations

Shaking Up The Salt Myth: Healthy Salt Recommendations | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
As you may realize by now, salt has had a very colorful history, both in the development of human civilization as well as public health politics in the past century. While salt was originally prize...
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Chris Kresser's analysis of the research regarding optimal salt intake is b/w 1.5-3.5 tspns daily

sea salt is recommended b/c of presence of trace minerals.

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Vitamin K2: The Missing Nutrient

Vitamin K2: The Missing Nutrient | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Recent research has demonstrated the essential role of vitamin K2 in promoting optimal health. Unfortunately, K2 has been badly misunderstood for many years.
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butter, cheese, egg yolk, chicken breast etc.. have vit K2 (an underrated vitamin) important in regulating Calcium, bone density, and even more importantly, cardiovascular disease (CVD) Specifically grass-fed cows that can roam around the pasture have high vit k2 content...grain fed does not! 

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food-combining-chart.pdf

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Optimize your digestion: don't combine starchy foods w/ animal protein/dairy.  Eat fruit alone. Combine veggies with any of those food groups.  Don't drink directly before or after meals.

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Thanks Sonia Gomes for checking out the food combining chart!
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Serum antioxidant nutrients... [Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

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study that shows a lot of promise for patient. With high serum antioxidant levels and lower mortality.  The implication in this study is that supplementing or consuming high antioxidant-content foods is highly beneficial despite conflicting views from Scientific American.

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University Doctors rebound study by NASA for kangoo jumps boots excercise benefits & training

University Doctors rebound study by NASA for kangoo jumps boots excercise benefits & training | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Doctors of the University rebound study by NASA understand kangoo jumps boots excercise benefits & training for health & fitness for a healthier life
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research studies citing the systemic benefits of rebounding using kangoo jumpers and other rebounding shoes. Particularly cardio, lymphatic drainage, perfusion to tissues, etc..

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Dr. Stanley Bass: Sequential Eating & Food Combining - correct food combinations

Dr. Stanley Bass: Sequential Eating & Food Combining - correct food combinations | 21st Century Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
To simplify this concept of sequential or layered eating, the basic rule or principle can be stated as follows: Eat the most watery food first, the next less watery food second, etc. In my opinion sequential eating represents the most advanced approach to understanding proper food combining.
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The science of optimal digestion in order of quickest to slowest in a meal: water, fruit, veggies, nuts, protein (fish/poultry/meat).

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