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Food Education - Nutrition - Eating Healthy Tips

Being very knowledgeable about Food is some of the most important knowledge that you can have. Food is extremely crucial for life quality, second only to water. Importance Scale; Water, Food, Knowledge, Live, Learn, Love. The Human Body is incredible complex machine. Don't ever take your body for granted. Everyone must fully understand the responsibilities of maintaining a strong and healthy body, and mind.

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Food That's Healthy Almost 870 million people chronically undernourished from 2010-2012.
91% of American kids have Poor Diets.
Want kids to learn well? Feed them well: Sam Kass (video and interactive text)

Feeding the Hungry
Food Security
Food Nutrition Service
Food Coops

Let Food Be Your Medicine and Medicine Be Your Food

Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion. The organic process of nourishing or being nourished.

Baby Boomers Will Become Sicker Seniors Than Earlier Generations

You have to be fully aware of your bodies food and water needs, as well as your bodies reactions to certain foods and liquids. Eating only when hungry is good as long as you know that your brains hunger signals are correct and accurate. The same for water, only drink when thirsty, but thirst is not the only factor when it comes to your bodies water needs. It will take a lot of knowledge, information and experience to learn about your needs, and also to understand and control your wants. The goal is to always have maximum energy without wasting time and energy eating more food then you need. And if you learn how to cook and prepare food, then you will always have the ability enjoy eating the way you like.

Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells to provide energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.
Eating is the ingestion of food, typically to provide a heterotrophic organism with energy and to allow for growth. Animals and other heterotrophs must eat in order to survive. Carnivores eat other animals, herbivores eat plants, omnivores consume a mixture of both plant and animal matter, and detritivores eat detritus. Fungi digest organic matter outside of their bodies as opposed to animals that digest their food inside their bodies. For humans, eating is an activity of daily living
Food Energy is chemical energy that animals (including humans) derive from their food and molecular oxygen through the process of cellular respiration. (Cellular respiration involves either the process of joining oxygen from air with the molecules of food (aerobic respiration) or the process of reorganizing the atoms within the molecules (anaerobic respiration).
Energy Density is the amount of Energy stored in a given system or region of space per unit volume or mass, though the latter is more accurately termed specific energy. Often only the useful or extractable energy is measured, which is to say that chemically inaccessible energy such as rest mass energy is ignored.
Adenosine Triphosphate - Brain Energy Needs
Calorie is the approximate amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius at a pressure of one atmosphere.
Energy Transfer is energy exchange from one system to another, is said to occur when an amount of energy crosses the boundary between them, thus increasing the energy content of one system while decreasing the energy content of the other system by the same amount. Thermodynamics
Calories needed by women in their lifetime
Calories needed by men in their lifetime
Human Energy
Vitality is life, life force, health, youth, or ability to live or exist. The word vitality is derived from the Latin word vita , which means Life.
Vitamins - Minerals
Brain Food
Super Foods
Food Chemistry
Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Nuts, Herbs and Legumes'
Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture, art of preparing and serving rich or delicate and appetizing food, a style of cooking of particular region, and the science of good eating. One who is well versed in gastronomy is called a gastronome, while a gastronomist is one who unites theory and practice in the study of gastronomy.
Digestive System

Diet is just another word for Eating Healthy and eating the right foods in the right amounts at the right times. It's knowing that good flavor does not always mean healthy. It's knowing how to chew your food enough. It's knowing not to eat too fast. It's knowing Not to Overeat and it's knowing when you have eaten enough

Grocery Shopping Tips (youtube)
Box Food Stores
Documentary Films on Health

You need to understand that changes to your body happen gradual over time. So they are almost unnoticeable. When I started eating healthier I noticed that when I ate unhealthy food I felt its grossness swimming through my bloodstream. But if I ate unhealthy food a couple of days in a row, I became unaware of the feeling. So my body created a new normal, which it was not. I also noticed that when I stopped taking vitamins everyday, my body became sluggish. But after a week or two, my body created a new normal. We need to define what normal is so that we will make changes when needed. We also have to avoid eating the exact same foods everyday. Each person needs to do their own personal research, and also needs to break routines in order to examine the changes, whether they are good or bad. With food you have to break routine sometimes. Unless you're absolutely positive that you are doing the right thing. It's good to experiment with other foods. Mostly because there are some foods that you can't eat all the time, or eat every single day. Something's start off beneficial, but they can also have accumulative negative effects. So they are only good once in while. But you have to do the research yourself. And to be a good researcher you have to keep updating your knowledge base. Especially now that we are learning more, and learning faster, then another time in human history.

Studies have shown that dietary improvement cumulatively prevents millions of premature deaths and results in fewer cases of type 2 diabetes, fewer cases of cardiovascular disease and fewer cancer cases, just to name a few of the benefits.

Eating bad food everyday is like never throwing out the garbage. And as the garbage accumulates and builds up, you will find it harder to move around. And with all that garbage, you will have more disease and more problems. And the worst part is that the garbage builds up so slowly over time that you might not even notice before it's to late.  Processed Food

"Convenience is not supposed to hurt us or kill us, or is it supposed to pollute and poison our planet."

"If you get good gas for your car but you eat unhealthy food, who will die first? Who has the most Potential Energy?

"When eating well, we should consider both the health of our bodies and the health of our planet."

“Eat Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, and Dinner Like a Pauper”. (eat your biggest meal early in the day)

Photos of what People Eat around the World (images)

School Lunches in other Countries (images)

Better School Food
Cafeteria Inspections
School Food Trust

Food Photos


An ideal diet is one that promotes Optimal Health and Longevity.
Living Longer
Biomarkers of Aging
Biological Clock Aging
Metabolic Age
Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn't usually work (video and interactive transcript)

The World Bank estimates that iron deficiency is a $50 billion drain on global GDP. 
Lucky Iron Fish
Lucky Iron Fish (wiki)


Nutrition Consulting

Smart Plate TopView: Your Personal Nutritionist The world’s first Intelligent Nutrition Platform that instantly analyzes everything you eat.

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (wiki)
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB)


Eat a Well-Balanced Diet and Limit Sugar and Salt

Nutrition is very important so be very aware of how you feel after eating certain foods, Like feeling sleepy, having intestinal cramps, felling irritable, unable to focus, unable to sleep, changes in skin appearance, physical performance and so on. But remember some negative effects happen so gradual over time that you don't notice the damage until it's to late.

Brain Food

In June 2012, I started taking Fatty Acids because I noticed that I was experiencing increased cognitive abilities after a month or two of eating smoked salmon on my whole grain slice of toast every morning. Wow! I love fatty acids. It's easier to Remember, easier to Focus and easier to Learn. And you don't feel groggy, or a little off. And more neural pathways are open, so thinking and Problem Solving becomes easier too. So the benefits seem promising. But of course always check with Doctors to see if Omegas are healthy for your particular body needs. Not everyone benefits from nutrients the same way because of our diets, or from our particular chemistry, and certain health issues and other factors. In order to fully benefit from brain enhancing foods you would also need to stop ingesting foods and Chemicals that diminish brain functions, like fluoride, Alcohol and Drugs, certain Vaccines, Pesticides, to name a few. You also need exercise, and you also need to keep educating yourself.  Do you have allergies or some sort of sensitivity? Fatty acids in pill form come with essential EPA, DNA GLA and ALA Fatty Acids. Made from Fish Oil, Flaxseed Oil and Borage Seed Oil. The bottle says to take three a day but I only take one SoftGel a day in the afternoon. I also keep them refrigerated to help them keep their potency.

Omega-3 Fatty Acid
Foods that have Omega-3's: Walnuts, Fish, Flaxseeds, Beans, Spinach, Kale, Seaweed, Enhanced Eggs, Tofu.
Marine Phytoplankton
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
Omega-9 Fatty Acid
Medium-Chain Triglycerides
Omega-3 Lowers Childhood Aggression in Short Term, Penn Research Shows
Fish Oil–Derived Fatty Acids in Pregnancy and Wheeze and Asthma in Offspring
Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood
Fatty Acids also help expel heavy metals from the body.

Mediterranean Diet May Have Lasting Effects on Brain Health A new study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely.

Alpha-Linolenic Acid
Bacopa Monnieri
Vitamins - Minerals
Mind Diet
Brain Maintenance

Myelin is a fatty white substance that surrounds the axon of some nerve cells, forming an electrically insulating layer. It is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. It is an outgrowth of a type of glial cell.
Myelination Learning
Myelin Basic Protein

Other Brain Boosting Products
Nutiva Organic Shelled Hempseeds (amazon)
Salvia Hispanica (Chia Seeds)

Green Tea
Matcha Green Tea Powder with lemon.
Catechin is a flavan-3-ol, a type of natural phenol and antioxidant. It is a plant secondary metabolite. It belongs to the group of flavan-3-ols (or simply flavanols), part of the chemical family of flavonoids.
Herbal Tea
Darjeeling Tea
Adding Boiling water to tea can burn the leaves, which will alter the taste. Wait about a minute after boiling water before adding it to tea.
The Right Way to Make Tea - Stop Eating it Wrong, Episode 27 (youtube)
Coffee (wiki)
Upgraded Coffee   Kit
How to Make Bulletproof Coffee (youtube)
Coffee Knowledge and how to make and prepare coffee
Mitochondiral Energy Support W/BioPQQ (amazon)
Aflatoxin B1
Ochratoxin A
Mycotoxins in Foods  
Coffee acidity refers to a flavor note, not to the actual acid content; coffee is relatively low in acid. Its pH averages around 5.0 - 5.1, which is more neutral than beer or any fruit juice and similar to carbonated water (which contains carbonic acid as a result of the dissolved carbon dioxide). If a vinegar/water solution were made within an equivalent pH, its acidity could not be detected by taste.  The average American consumes about 200 mg of Caffeine a day. Caffeine in Coffee amounts by manufacturer Increased alertness can begin in as few as 10 minutes but it takes about 30 to 60 minutes for caffeine to reach its peak level in the blood. The body typically eliminates half of the drug in three to five hours, and the remainder can linger for eight to 14 hours. Women generally metabolize caffeine faster than men. Smokers process it twice as quickly as nonsmokers do. Caffeine overuse can trigger a fast heart rate, insomnia, anxiety and restlessness, among other side effects.
Beer and Coffee Benefits Comparison Info-Graph

Cacao (wiki)
Healthworks Raw Certified Organic Cacao Powder, 1 lb (amazon)   Raw
Cocoa Bean
Cocoa Barometer
Conseil Cafe Cacao
World Cocoa Foundation
Green America
Dentate Gyrus 
Butter from Grass Fed Cows (amazon)

Cinnamon (wiki)
Ceylon Real Organic Cinnamon Sticks (amazon)

Coconut Oil (wiki)
Organic Coconut Oil (amazon)  MCT
Anthocyanin (Purple Food)

Does an Empty Stomach help Concentration and Memory? (PDF)  

Breathing Exercises helps improve Brain Function, and Exercise too.  
Music and Concentration

Huperzine A
Vitamin E
More Supplements (amazon)
Aromas like Rosemary
Vitamins - Minerals

Holy Basil
Garden Sage
Lingzhi Mushroom
Smart Drugs
Herbs - Spices

Health and Medicinal Benefits of Raw Garlic
Raw Garlic (2 Cloves a Day)
Powerful immune system enhancer
Increases White blood cell production
Reduces high cholesterol. Allicin
Antifungal, effective remedy for yeast infections and Candida.
Clears Boils and infected sores
Improves Appetite
Digestive aid, add it to meat and other heavy meals.
Increases libido
Expels Intestinal Parasites and worms.
Ancient Potion: Garlic, onions and cow bile. Mixed with wine and aged in a copper vessel.  Potion (wiki)

Stronger legs linked to stronger brains in older women
Exercise Benefits

People over age 50 who are sexually active have better memory and cognitive skills than people who are less sexually active.
Cognitive Neuroscience in Space effects on the brain in a weightless environment. Movement and other brain functions are affected under zero gravity or microgravity conditions. Terrestrial research has shown that human cognitive and perceptual motor performances deteriorate under stress may affect neurocognitive performance. Various psychomotor functions degrade during space flight including central postural functions, the speed and accuracy of aimed movements, internal timekeeping, attentional processes, sensing of limb position and the central management of concurrent tasks. Other factors that might affect neurocognitive performance in space are illness, injury, toxic exposure, decompression accidents, medication side effects and excessive exposure to radiation. Different tools have been developed to assess and counteract these deficits and problems, including computerized tests and physical exercise devices.

Brain Maintenance 101

Some of the dangers from eating unhealthy foods are increased risk of Kidney Disease, Dehydration, Nausea, increased risk of Cancer, increased risk of Heart Disease, Strokes, Seizures, Mood Changes, Diabetes, Anorexia, High Blood Pressure, Bad Breath, Cognitive Abilities, Poor Endurance, increased Bone Loss, Digestive Problems, Gout and Nutritional Deficiencies to name a few.

Processed Food - Junk Food
Heart Disease - Diabetes
Eco Mii
Microbes and Good Bacteria

Your body and brain depends on you making the right food decisions, so please make yourself very aware of the importance of eating the right foods with balance. Know the difference between being hungry and not having enough to eat. Avoiding foods that are not good for you is not easy. Discipline in this area means that you have respect for your body and that you are knowledgeable about which foods are good and which foods are bad. Taste is never an indication on determining if a food is good for you or if a food is bad for you. Learning how to cook healthy foods is one of the most rewarding skills to have.

All foods can be Prepared in a way that would please everyone’s tastes and needs. Eating a verity of regular foods in smaller portions is a good idea. A Bad Diet can be just as dangerous and damaging as Malnutrition. You should never eliminate entire food groups unless you have allergies or a medical condition. So please learn what foods are good for you and in what quantities.

Meat in Moderation

Processed Meat, especially Red Meats, Sausage, Bacon, Deli Meats and Hot Dogs, have been linked to a a higher risk of Pancreatic Cancer, and an elevated risk of Colorectal Cancer and a significantly higher risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease

Advanced Glycation End-Product
Over Eating
How Deli Meat is Made (youtube)

Those who ate more white meat in moderation had a slightly lower risk of overall and Cancer death.
Does earth have more chickens then people? 

Food Addiction
Food Additives
Food Labels
Food Safety

Western Pattern Diet (wiki)
The Standard American Diet (SAD diet) includes a high percentage of acid-forming foods. These create electrolyte deficiencies. When this happens your bile becomes too acidic. Your body can't digest foods efficiently. This diet consists of about 80% processed foods (acid-forming) and only 20% natural foods (alkaline-forming). The goal is to gradually reverse these percentages. This is accomplished by changing your diet.  


When you’re born your body is pH balanced. Then your body is busy creating new cells to replace dying cells, and to do this, nutrients are used as fuel. What’s left is an acid waste product that builds up inside your body over the years. When your pH levels are out of balance and you become acidic, your vital organs such as your lungs, liver and pancreas are exposed to premature aging, the lining of your arteries deteriorates… vital cartilage in your joints is damaged… your skin prematurely wrinkles… your muscle mass wears down… your immune system is weakened… and your calcium levels become depleted. And if your body becomes too acidic, the result can be deadly. To maintain the proper chemical balance, you should consume 80 percent alkaline-forming foods and only 20 percent acid-forming foods. Some nutritious alkaline-forming foods include…Vegetables—Alfalfa, artichokes, asparagus, beans, bell peppers, cabbage, carrots, celery, chives, cauliflower, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, leafy greens, lettuce, mushrooms, okra, ripe olives, onions, pumpkins, spinach and squash. Fruits—Apples, avocados, berries, cantaloupe, cherries, grapes, peaches, pineapples, tomatoes, watermelon and citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemons, limes and oranges. Grains and Legumes—Buckwheat, millet, spelt, lentils, lima beans, soybeans and white beans. Nuts and Seeds—Almonds, chestnuts, fennel seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, soy nuts and sunflower seeds. Protein—Chicken breast, cottage cheese, eggs, fermented tofu and yogurt. Spices and Seasonings—Herbs, chili pepper, cinnamon, curry, ginger, mustard and sea salt. Beverages—Pure, fresh water, banchi tea, dandelion tea, fresh fruit juice, ginseng tea, green tea, herbal tea and vegetable juices.

Acid Alkaline Diet
Hay Diet
Alkaline Diets
10 Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning (youtube)

Avoid eating to much acid-forming foods such as beef, poultry, pork, shellfish, dressings, cereals, pasta, oils, dairy products and sugar-laden desserts that can negatively impact your health and overload your organs of elimination—such as your lungs, kidneys and skin. Plus, by adding a quality alkaline-balancing supplement to your wholesome diet regimen, you’ll ensure that your body’s excess acid is converted or eliminated. And you may avoid illness, allergies, viruses and diseases that manifest themselves when your body is overworked trying to restore its sensitive pH level.  (Dr. Michael Cutler on 08/29/2010)

PH Test Tape Dispenser Hydrion Papers Strips made for Saliva or Urine Testing - Range is in .2 Intervals and from 5.5 to 8.0 - Check Body for Alkaline or Acid Environment - Approx. 100 Tests! (amazon)

Carbonic Anhydrase is a family of enzymes that catalyze the rapid interconversion of carbon dioxide and water to bicarbonate and protons (or vice versa), a reversible reaction that occurs relatively slowly in the absence of a catalyst. One of the functions of the enzyme in animals is to interconvert carbon dioxide and bicarbonate to maintain acid-base balance in blood and other tissues, and to help transport carbon dioxide out of tissues.

Imagine peeing into a toilet and the toilet has the ability to measure your electrolytes, your PH levels and hormone levels.

"It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back."  Mick Jagger

Smen (wiki) 

Convenience Food

Processed Foods
Food Processing
Food Industry

Food Production News
Food Science

Not all Cholesterol is Bad
Cholesterol (wiki)
Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL)
High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL)
Statin Nation: The Great Cholesterol Cover-up (youtube)
The Cholesterol Question (44:12 mins,  2014)
ApoA-1 Milano

Raw Cow’s Milk has been a staple food for humans from about 7000 BC. That is over 9000 years ago! Humans have survived and thrived drinking whole raw milk. The USDA, of course, would have you believe otherwise. Whole raw cow’s milk provides all 20 amino acid proteins and a majority of the vitamins and minerals needed for vibrant human health, including vitamins A and D and calcium. It also provides many beneficial enzymes and anti-microbial substances to aid the immune and digestive systems. And milk provides all this nutrition straight from the cow, no processing needed. Raw milk provides 10 different saturated fatty acids needed for maintaining body health. These fats support stable cell membranes and are necessary for the production of key hormones. Saturated fats are the preferred energy source for the heart, and saturated fats serve as a vehicle for essential fatty acids like EPA and DHA. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), an important fatty acid, is abundant in milk from pastured cows. Some of CLA's many benefits include its ability to raise metabolic rates, remove abdominal fat, boost muscle growth, reduce resistance to insulin, and strengthen the immune system.  

Raw Milk Cheeses
Lactase Persistence (wiki)
Breast Feeding

A2 Milk comes from cows having two copies of the A2 gene for beta casein.
Cow’s milk is about 87 percent water. The remaining 13 percent is the complex mixture of lactose, fat, minerals, and protein known as milk solids. The primary component of the protein in milk solids is casein, which is involved in the coagulation of milk. Two most common variants of the beta-casein gene are A1 and A2. Even though they differ by just one amino acid, the small difference can result in the variants having different properties. A2 is often referred to as the “original” protein, because that was the only type produced by early domesticated cows. (Humans and goats also produce only A2.) But then, around 10,000 years ago, a natural mutation occurred in some dairy cows in Europe, after which they produced A1 beta casein. In today’s dairy herds, any given cow will have two copies of the A2 gene, or two copies of the A1 gene, or be an A1A2 hybrid. (Genetics 101: Every animal receives one copy of the gene from its sire, or father, and one copy from its dam, or mother.) The A1 mutation “occurred primarily in the large breeds such as Holsteins, which produce considerably more milk than other breeds. These heavy-producing breeds were quickly adopted by dairies in Europe and the U.S. and, as a result, just about all the regular milk sold today in U.S. stores and in much of Europe contains only the A1 protein, while others produce both the A1 and A2 proteins. A2 Milk is said to be easier to digest and that A1 milk is linked to a range of illnesses and conditions, from diarrhea, nausea, mucus buildup, and bloating to eczema, type 1 diabetes, coronary heart disease, autism, and schizophrenia.

Calorie for Calorie, Dietary Fat Restriction Results in More Body Fat Loss than Carbohydrate Restriction in People with Obesity.

Soon after Eggs pop out of the chicken, American producers put them straight to a machine that shampoos them with soap and hot water. The steamy shower leaves the shells squeaky clean. But it also compromises them, by washing away a barely visible sheen that naturally envelops each egg. The coating is like a little safety vest for the egg, keeping water and oxygen in and bad bacteria out. In some European countries, egg-laying hens are vaccinated against salmonella. In the U.S., vaccination is not required. "Once you start refrigeration, you have to have it through the whole value chain, from farm to store. Another perk of consistent refrigeration is shelf life: It jumps from about 21 days to almost 50 days. In a lot of countries, constant refrigeration just isn't possible because it's simply too costly But in a lot of places, "a dirty egg with poop on it is no big deal. You brush it off when you get home."
Eggs 101: Egg Processing (youtube)

Iowa’s 60 Million Laying Hens Aren’t Being Monitored by Food-Safety Inspectors
In 2010, 550 million eggs were recalled after thousands of people were sickened with salmonella in an outbreak tied to farms in Iowa. According to the FDA, eggs contaminated with salmonella sicken 79,000 people and kill 30 annually. Food Safety

Crushed eggshells are an effective and inexpensive way to enrich your soil and give your plants a calcium boost. They also deter pests like snails. Rinse your saved eggshells thoroughly and then spread them evenly on a baking sheet, broken-side
down, and bake them for 20-30 minutes at 200 degrees. Once they're dry and cool, you can grind them up using a mallet or a food processor. Sprinkle the shells around the base of your plants. Store any leftover crushed shells in an airtight container for later use.


Allergic to Certain Foods and Chemicals

Federal Health Officials say that allergies are two to five times higher than they were just 30 years ago.
Allergy (wiki)
Allergies (webmd)
Pollen Count Forecast

Asthma and Allergies

Food Allergy and Sensitivity
Food Allergy
CDC Food Allergies

Studies show children who live on Farms have low rates of allergies. Dr. Mark Holbreich, an Allergist in Indianapolis and a fellow of The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, calls it "the farm effect."  

Hygiene Hypothesis
Breast Feeding

There are other theories about why allergies are rising. Taking Antibiotics early in life may be a factor. Tightly constructed homes with little ventilation may foster allergies. And today people stay inside for longer periods of time, not exposing themselves to The Great Outdoors. Dogs can also help boost the Immune System. A Finnish study finds Babies who grow up with pets, especially dogs, are less likely to develop colds and other Respiratory Infections by the time they're toddlers.   Mysophobia Fear of Germs
Germ Theory of Disease

What's the difference between a Germ Cell and Bacteria?
Kids Health Germs 
International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (wiki)
Auckland NZ
Epinephrine Autoinjector (wiki)
Parental sucking of their infant’s pacifier may reduce the risk of allergy development
Saliva (wiki)
Immuno-stimulant (wiki)

Viruses and Colds
Immune System

Eating fast food 3 times a week or more elevates the risk of asthma and eczema, while eating fruit with the same frequency provides a protective effect, says a study. Data was collected on more than 319,000 teenagers (13-14 years of age) from 107 centers in 51 countries, and more than 181,000 children (6-7 year-olds) from 64 centers in 31 countries.
The Respiratory Journal Thorax Reports

Eating Disorders

Fast once a year?

Fasting is a willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time.
Inedia is the belief that it is possible for a person to live without consuming food.
Intermittent Fasting diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting.
Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
5:2 Diet A form of intermittent fasting diet which stipulates calorie restriction for two non-consecutive days a week and unconstrained eating the other five days.
Longevity & Why I now eat One Meal a Day (youtube)
Hunger Strike
Examine the Effects
Generation of boys who experience famine around the time they started producing reproductive cells or sperm, their grandchildren lived longer lives. Boys who experienced plentiful food experienced more diseases.
Emaciated is very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold. Grow weak and thin or waste away physically.
Muscle Atrophy

Intermittent fasting inhibits the development and progression of the most common type of childhood leukemia. Fasting both inhibits the initiation and reverses the progression of two subtypes of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL -- B-cell ALL and T-cell ALL. The same method did not work with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the type that is more common in adults. Compared to mice that ate normally, the rodents on alternate-day fasting had dramatic reductions in the percentage of cancerous cells in the bone marrow and the spleen as well as reduced numbers of white blood cells. Mice in the ALL model group that ate normally died within 59 days, while 75 percent of the fasted mice survived more than 120 days without signs of leukemia." Fasting is known to reduce the level of leptin, a cell signaling molecule created by fat tissue.
Leptin is a hormone made by adipose cells that helps to regulate energy balance by inhibiting hunger. Leptin is opposed by the actions of the hormone ghrelin, the "hunger hormone". Both hormones act on receptors in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus to regulate appetite to achieve energy homeostasis. In obesity, a decreased sensitivity to leptin occurs, resulting in an inability to detect satiety despite high energy stores.

A Pilot Study of Intermittent Calorie Restriction in Multiple Sclerosis

Weekend Cleanse
Colonic Irrigations
Colonic Hydrotherapy
Colon Cleansing
Enema (wiki)
Chelation Therapy
10 tips to flush the toxins out
Clean Program
Cruciferous Vegetables
Cilantro and Chlorella can help Remove Heavy Metals from the Body.
Mucoid Plaque allegedly harmful mucus-like material and food residue that coats the gastrointestinal tract of most people.
(2 table Spoons of Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar with 8 ounces of water)

Microbial Balance

Every person has about 100 trillion Bacterial Cells. They outnumber human cells 10 to 1 and account for 99.9 percent of the unique genes in the body. There is 10 times more bacteria in your body than actual body cells. And 90% of the cells that make us up aren’t human but mostly Fungi and bacteria. Bacteria carry their own microbial DNA.

Rob Knight: Microbes (video)
Jonathan Eisen (video)
Catalyst - 'Gut Reaction' Part 2 (2014) (youtube)

Microbes can Effect your Eating Behavior

"You are a family in yourself, a family of cells and molecules, love that family equally, as you should do for all families."

Microbial Cloud
History of Bacteria

Prior Dietary Practices and Connections to a Human Gut Microbial Metacommunity Alter Responses to Diet Interventions
Effects of the gut microbiota on obesity and glucose homeostasis

Dietary Fiber
High Fiber Foods
Hemorrhoids are vascular structures in the anal canal. In their normal state, they are cushions that help with stool control. They become a disease when swollen or inflamed; the unqualified term "hemorrhoid" is often used to mean the disease.
Poop - Bowel Movements
Indigestion is a condition of impaired digestion. Symptoms may include upper abdominal fullness, heartburn, nausea, belching, or upper abdominal pain. People may also experience feeling full earlier than expected when eating.

High-Fiber Diet keeps gut Microbes from Rating the Colon’s Lining, protects against infection, animal study shows. Painstaking experiments in germ-free mice show importance of eating natural fiber to protect the digestive tract’s vital mucus barrier. Dietary Fiber

Feeling Gassy
Belching is the release of gas from the digestive tract (mainly esophagus and stomach) through the mouth.
Halitosis is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath. Concern about halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for people to seek dental care, following tooth decay and gum disease; and about 20% of the general population are reported to suffer from it to some degree.

Farting is a word in the English language most commonly used in reference to flatulence. The word fart is often considered unsuitable in formal situations as it may be considered vulgar or offensive. Fart Jokes
Flatulence is defined in the medical literature as "flatus expelled through the anus" or the "quality or state of being flatulent", which is defined in turn as "marked by or affected with gases generated in the intestine or stomach; likely to cause digestive flatulence".

Hookworm Infection
Immune System

Microbiota Modulate Behavioral and Physiological Abnormalities Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Gut Microbiota Regulate Motor Deficits and Neuroinflammation in a Model of Parkinson’s Disease. Inflammation

Prostaglandin are a group of physiologically active lipid compounds having diverse hormone-like effects in animals. Prostaglandins have been found in almost every tissue in humans and other animals. They are derived enzymatically from fatty acids. Every prostaglandin contains 20 carbon atoms, including a 5-carbon ring. They are a subclass of eicosanoids and of the prostanoid class of fatty acid derivatives.
Leaky Gut Syndrome is a hypothetical, medically unrecognized condition.

Size Variations

Probiotic App is a Clinical Guide to Probiotic Products available in the US is designed to translate scientific evidence available for probiotic supplements into practical, clinically relevant information, enabling clinicians to easily select the appropriate product, dose, and format/formulation for a specific indication.

Genetically Modified yeast may help design the perfect beer and bread for your personal digestion needs.
Yeast are single-celled microorganisms classified as members of the fungus kingdom. The yeast lineage[which?] originated hundreds of millions of years ago, and 1,500 species are currently identified. Eukaryote is any organism whose cells contain a nucleus and other organelles enclosed within membranes.

Beneficial microorganisms, as we've reported, can help us digest food, make vitamins, and protect us against harmful pathogens. For instance, the bacteria in yogurt have been shown to aid digestion, and making cabbage into sauerkraut by fermenting it "increases glucosinolate compounds believed to fight cancer.

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Triclosan, an antimicrobial and antifungal agent found in many consumer products ranging from hand soaps to toys and even toothpaste, can rapidly disrupt bacterial communities found in the gut.

Parasitology is the study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them. As a biological discipline, the scope of parasitology is not determined by the organism or environment in question, but by their way of life. This means it forms a synthesis of other disciplines, and draws on techniques from fields such as cell biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, evolution and ecology.
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders.
Intestinal Parasite are parasites that can infect the gastro-intestinal tract of humans and other animals.
Anthelmintic are a group of antiparasitic drugs that expel parasitic worms (helminths) and other internal parasites from the body by either stunning or killing them and without causing significant damage to the host.
Mass Deworming is the process of treating large numbers of people, particularly children, for helminthiasis (for example soil-transmitted helminths (STH)) and schistosomiasis infections in areas with a high prevalence of these conditions.
Helminthiasis is any macroparasitic disease of humans and other animals in which a part of the body is infected with parasitic worms, known as helminths.
Helminths Parasitic Worm refer to the intestinal worms infecting humans that are transmitted through contaminated soil ("helminth" means parasitic worm).


Human Gastrointestinal Tract is an organ system within humans and other animals which takes in food, digests it to extract and absorb energy and nutrients, and expels the remaining waste as feces and urine. The mouth, oesophagus, stomach, and intestines are part of the human alimentary canal.
Human Digestive System consists of the gastrointestinal tract plus the accessory organs of digestion (the tongue, salivary glands, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder). In this system, the process of digestion has many stages, the first of which starts in the mouth. Digestion involves the breakdown of food into smaller and smaller components, until they can be absorbed and assimilated into the body.
Digestive Tract (image)
Mesentery is the double fold of peritoneum that attaches the intestines to the wall of the abdomen.
Peritoneum is the serous membrane that forms the lining of the abdominal cavity or coelom in amniotes and some invertebrates, such as annelids. It covers most of the intra-abdominal (or coelomic) organs, and is composed of a layer of mesothelium supported by a thin layer of connective tissue. The peritoneum supports the abdominal organs and serves as a conduit for their blood vessels, lymph vessels, and nerves.
Abdominal Cavity is a large body cavity in humans and many other animals that contains many organs. It is a part of the abdominopelvic cavity. It is located below the thoracic cavity, and above the pelvic cavity. Its dome-shaped roof is the thoracic diaphragm, a thin sheet of muscle under the lungs, and its floor is the pelvic inlet , opening into the pelvis.
Thoracic Diaphragm is a sheet of internal skeletal muscle that extends across the bottom of the thoracic cavity. The diaphragm
separates the thoracic cavity, containing the heart and lungs, from the abdominal cavity and performs an important function in respiration: as the diaphragm contracts, the volume of the thoracic cavity increases and air is drawn into the lungs.

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The China Study (amazon)
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What I Eat (amazon)

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