This is an excellent resource linking to extensive background information on many chronic diseases and other ailments. Also keep in mind that every chronic disease is a body failure. Bodies fail primarily because of abuse and the greatest abuse comes from not eating proper food. Because of the typical American diet, in time all bodies hit the wall. The financial costs and the human suffering caused by improper diet is monumental. It is a long list.
General Health Knowledge
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are neurodevelopmental disorders that impact quality of life and have significant psychiatric comorbidities. ADHD is estimated to affect 5.29% of children globally. The 2014 US National Health Statistics Report indicated an overall 2.24% prevalence of ASD, nearly doubled from 1.25% annual prevalence identified by 2011–13 data.
Purdue University researchers have found that boys with low blood levels of essential omega-3 fatty acids, have a greater tendency to have problems with behavior, learning and health consistent with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or (ADHD). This is a great read for why the foods mothers feed their children is messing with their heads.
Eat meat. That's the dietary advice given by a team of scientists who examined the dietary role of fat in a study that combined nutritional analysis with anthropologic research about the diets of ancient hunter-gatherer societies. The article is titled Cavemen Diets Offer Insights to Today's Health Problems.
This is not a scientific article. Instead it follows along somewhat with this thought from Amanda Radke in an article she wrote for BEEF Magazine. She wrote: Barry Sears, author of “The Zone Diet,” says there are three “visceral” things in life – religion, politics and nutrition. “They're all based on belief systems and none like to be challenged.” Many people contact us and they are highly critical of The Real Diet of Man because it doesn't literally follow scripture.
Even though this study used grain-fed meats, it proves that even a little of the low-grain approach works best. The Atkins Diet doesn't emphasize grass-fed meats. If it had, the meat eaters in this study would have lost considerably more weight. But just the same, this study provides some guidance about how one should eat. The link takes you to an article summarizing the research. In that research you'll see that the low-fat, restricted-calorie diet based on the American Heart Association's guidelines was worse than the Mediterranean Diet.
The story on fat from grass-fed livestock is just the opposite of the story regarding the fat from grain-fed livestock. For years you've been told to avoid fat. But when it comes to grass-fed meats, the fat is good for you! We ran across a really good article covering the Big Picture on Fats. For sure it debunks a lot of myths and old wives' tales. If you are concerned about saturated fats and/or fats in your food, don't miss this article.
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This is not a scientific article, but a synopsis of a book. "We think we know what to eat: less red meat and more fibre, less saturated fat and more fruit and veg, right? Wrong, according to a controversial new book by obesity researcher and nutritionist Zoe Harcombe. In 'The Obesity Epidemic: What Caused It?
A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same. Of course this article does not mention the impact of mycotoxins from fungi reacting to sugars, but it certainly does a the job about exposing the dangers of consuming corn syrup.