Foods For Protecting Body & Mind With Dr. Neal Barnard
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“We are what we eat,” adage that is familiar to all of us reminds us the influence of our daily diet on the quality and length of our lives. The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are countless. In the book “The China Study” of 2006, by father and son authors, T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell, many long and sophisticated demographic studies pointed to the benefits of a plant-based diet. These benefits included: living longer, feeling younger, having more energy, and controlling weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. Plant based diets also decreases risks of suffering from diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and mental deterioration.
In the video below, I’d like to share a presentation by Dr. Neal Barnard. Neal D. Barnard (born 1953) is an American doctor, author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). As of 2015, he is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He founded the Barnard Medical Center in 2016. He has written 17 books about nutrition, including the Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes and 21-Day Kickstart and Power Foods for the Brain. This presentation was recorded on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado.
- 14-Week Weight-Control Studies (no animal products and minimize oils): resulting in average 13-lb weight loss, 2-inch drop in waist measurement, and increased insulin sensitivity and this result continues after 1-2 years.
- 22-Week study, Plant-Based Diet for Type 2 Diabetes, with 99 people, 1-year follow up: Vegan diet resulting in lowered Hemoglobin A1c into 11 week and 22 week.
- some of the diabetic patients’ Hemoglobin A1c dropped to normal range, reduced weight and arthritic symptoms after being on vegan diet.
- Geico experiement: control group and experimental group, resulting in lowered weight and Hemoglobin A1c dropped in experimental group (vegan diet)
- Alzheimer’s disease (mild cognitive impairment-learning, remembering, reasoning, visual-spatial ability, language, personality) is more likely to occur with higher saturated and trans-fat diet and higher iron and copper diet.
- Concord grape juice (with antioxidant) is good for health
- University of IL study: 120 adults did 3x per week brisk walks (10 min each time and increase 5 min each week until 45 min)-resulting in reversed brain shrinkage and improved memory.
- Bilingual ability, mental activities help to reduce Alzheimer risk
- Sufficient rest (7-8 hours per day) is important because amyloid proudction falls during sleep
- Fruits, grains, legumes/protein, vegetables should be part of a healthy diet
Photographed, gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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