Archives for March 2019

What Does TV Do To Our Cognition?

Hello All: Saving our brain is a major focus of my practice, so I was really intrigued by this study that focused on what happens to our cognitive abilities when we watch TV. Most earlier studies focus on the younger age groups, but this study involved older folks. Here is what they found: “Watching television for more than 3.5 hours per day is associated with a dose-response decline in verbal memory over the following six years, independent of confounding variables. …… Overall our results provide preliminary data to suggest that television viewing for more than 3.5 hours per day is related to cognitive decline.” Bottom Line: There are several things we can do to combat this decline. · Reduce your total time and choose to read, or go for a walk, or learn a musical instrument or play music…find something else to do that you ... Read more

Restore Your Life With Food: Part Two…How to Avoid Death by Food

Hello Again Everyone: As a follow-up to last week’s blog, here are some action steps for you to figure out your optimal food plan for life: When we request a person to stop processed foods, sugar, and other less than healthy food choices, we usually request that they do so for at least 4 months. By that time, the inflammatory reactions have had a decent chance to calm down to the point that when they re-introduce their old food patterns that they may like to eat again, it will be apparent if that food either supports their health or NOT. My experience is that the vast majority of people who make the effort to eat clean, and then re-introduce their old food patterns, almost immediately notice negative changes to how they feel…and they usually say that they will never go back to the former foods. Thus, by following through on this food challenge, you end up creating or finding your ... Read more

Death by Food: Part 1

Hello again to everyone: I hope that there is no one reading this blog that does not understand that food is medicine, and by ‘food’ we are generally referring to unprocessed, whole, 0rganic, natural, non-GMO produced food sources. This has been known for a long time, but the government, media and others have focused on what their lobbyists and advertisers pay them to support…so while this is really an incredibly simple and easy to grasp truth, it has not been a major part of health care or public policy. Now, as our ability to apply science to such a basic question is expanding, we are finally seeing studies like this one: The authors conclude: “Findings from this prospective study of a large French cohort suggest for the first time, to our knowledge, that an increased proportion of ultra-processed foods in the diet ... Read more