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Anti-Aging Manual: The Encyclopedia of Natural Health

Joseph E. Mario (See book keywords and concepts)

IfalltheMineralsarelow suggests poor absorption, (intestinal 1 ining malfunction, food allergies, low hydrochloric acid, excess phytates in the diet, pancreatic Enzyme deficiency or a hypothyroid condition. Sometimes, even taking oral Vitaminsand Minerals doesn't help until a few IntraVenous or Intramuscular injections of B-Complex a given as a starter (5 grams VitaminC; 1 gram Calcium Gluconate; 5 grams Magnesium Sulfate; 1 cc. B-Complex; 100 mg. B6 or more if dream recall ispoor; 1-2 mg. Folic acid; and 1000 meg. B-l 2). The intestines will absorb nutrients once body functions are restored.

Conscious Eating

Gabriel Cousens, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

A diet high in grains, which are also high in zinc, may actually result in a lower zinc status because the phytates in the grain combine with the zinc to keep it from being absorbed. The phytase needed to release the zinc from the phytate turns out to be a zinc-dependent enzyme. This means that if you are already low in zinc at the time you switch to a vegetarian diet, you may not have enough zinc to make the zinc-freeing phytase enzyme work efficiendy.

The Natural Way to Heal: 65 Ways to Create Superior Health

Walter Last (See book keywords and concepts)

Diets low in protein and high in fiber, phytates, calcium, fat, and copper can decease the absorption of zinc. Increased zinc is needed with calcium or magnesium supplements, and during chronic infections, convalescence, and stress.

Then the enzyme phytase can start converting phytates into inositol and liberate minerals that are otherwise not available when you cook these without prior soaking. Soaking and vigorously rinsing the seeds before cooking also reduce levels of any pesticide residues and mycotoxins from fungal contamination. Use mainly non-gluten grains, such as rice, millet, and buckwheat, also sago and tapioca. Corn is fine if you've passed allergy testing for it. For individuals with blood group O, I recommend that you use mainly vegetables rather than grains as the cooked part of the diet.

The Food Pharmacy: Dramatic New Evidence That Food Is Your Best Medicine

Jean Carper (See book keywords and concepts)

Apparently, phytic acid or phytates in the rice bran block the intestinal absorption of unwanted calcium so that it doesn't get into the urine to form stones. The patients had unusually high calcium levels in the urine to begin with, a condition known as hypercalciuria. Anyone wanting to absorb calcium for other health benefits should, of course, not eat large amounts of rice bran. CONFLICTING EVIDENCE One large-scale population study in Japan in 1981 found that those who ate the most rice (as well as pickled vegetables and dried salted fish) appeared to have a higher rate of stomach cancer.

The Natural Way to Heal: 65 Ways to Create Superior Health

Walter Last (See book keywords and concepts)

There are many anti-nutrients in soy products, especially inhibitors of protein-digesting enzymes, phytates, and substances that agglutinate or clump the blood. Commercial soy milk either has been highly heated to produce soy-protein extract with denatured proteins or it is made of whole soybeans and then is full of these anti-nutrients. Increasingly, the soybeans may also have been genetically modified, with unknown consequences.

Bottom Line's Prescription Alternatives

Earl L. Mindell, RPh, PhD with Virginia Hopkins, MA (See book keywords and concepts)

Substances called phytates and oxylates bind with calcium in the large intestine and form insoluble salts, rendering the calcium useless. The bone mineral content of smokers is 15 to 30 percent lower in women and 10 to 20 percent lower in men. Cigarette smoking is a significant risk factor for osteoporosis. Twice as many women with osteoporosis smoke as compared with women who do not have osteoporosis. Aluminum Don't take antacids with aluminum and don't use aluminum cooking pots.

The Natural Way to Heal: 65 Ways to Create Superior Health

Walter Last (See book keywords and concepts)

In this way, you will likely ingest fewer potentially harmful anti-nutrients, such as phytates which make minerals unavailable, protease inhibitors that interfere with the digestion of proteins, or lectins that cause unpleasant symptoms with some blood types. If beans cause wind, change the water once or twice during cooking. As mentioned, the main disadvantage of all cooking is that it destroys food enzymes and some vitamins. This significantly contributes to more rapid aging and the development of degenerative diseases if the diet consists predominantly of cooked food.

Foods That Fight Disease: A Simple Guide to Using and Understanding Phytonutrients to Protect and Enhance Your Health

Laurie Deutsch Mozian, M.S., R.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

It was once believed that oxalates and phytates, which are also found in plants, impeded the availability of plant-based calcium to the body. More recent animal studies, however, have shown no difference in the absorption of calcium from tofu than from dairy sources. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of calcium is 1,300 milligrams for both males and females nine to eighteen years old; 1,000 milligrams for adults nineteen to fifty; and 1,200 milligrams for adults fifty-one and over. This amount should be adequate for maintaining optimal health. Table 3.

Conscious Eating

Gabriel Cousens, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Other foods that are high in zinc and do not have phytates are dairy products, tofu, beans, seeds, and nuts. Soaking and sprouting grains eliminates phytic acid and liberates zinc for absorption. People who are particularly at risk for zinc deficiencies are pregnant and nursing mothers, children, young males and females going through puberty, people undergoing physical and mental stress, those healing wounds, or those with a compromised immune system.

In this process, the enzyme inhibitors, phytates, and oxalates are deactivated and almost entirely washed away after 6-24 hours of soaking. During soaking, complex carbohydrates are broken down to simple sugars, oils are broken down into free fatty acids, and proteins are broken down into free amino acids. In these predigested forms, these foods are much easier to assimilate.

Disease Prevention and Treatment

The Life Extension Editorial Staff (See book keywords and concepts)

They include toluene, xylene, hexanes, benzene, ttichlotoethane, styrene, phytates, and pesticides. Most xenobiotics ate lipophilic, which means that they ate attracted to the fats (lipids) which make up cell membtanes. Because the brain is full of lipids, xenobiotics are able to rapidly diffuse across cell membranes into the btain and cause neurological problems. Many pesticides are specifically designed as neurotoxins (toxins that affect the nervous system). Pesticides are generally odorless and can cause progressive symptoms weeks after an exposure (Prazmo 1978; Ames et al.

Conscious Eating

Gabriel Cousens, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

More recent research has found that over time, the body begins to produce its own phytase enzyme for breaking down the phytates. According to Bitar and Reinhold in Biochemica et Biophysica Acta, the phytase enzyme produced in our intestines releases the calcium from the phytate binding so that the calcium can be absorbed into the system. The questions concerning the potential harmful effects of oxalates also require attention.

Get Healthy Now with Gary Null: A Complete Guide to Prevention, Treatment and Healthy living

Gary Null (See book keywords and concepts)

Thus, grains should be sprouted, baked with yeast (unleavened breads contain more phytates than leavened), or cooked thoroughly, and vegetarians should supplement their diets with zinc and calcium, or foods containing them. Zinc is present in seafood, peas, corn, egg yolk, carrots, and yeast. It is also very important to cook meat slowly and thoroughly, because of the microorganisms it contains. Pork harbors a parasite that can cause trichinosis if it is not thoroughly cooked. Other meats should be broiled or roasted.

Conscious Eating

Gabriel Cousens, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

See Chapter 27 for more information on phytates and oxalates. Organic Calcium On a Stage Three diet it is possible to get plenty of organic calcium. Excellent leafy green sources of calcium, which are also low in oxalates, are kale, collards, mustard greens, broccoli, and cabbage. According to the USDA publication Nutritive Value of American Foods, two-thirds cup of col-lard greens has 91% of the calcium in a cup of milk. According to the Composition of Foods Book published by the USDA, other nondairy sources of calcium that are approximately equal to collard greens are almonds and kelp.

Questions about dairy products, calcium balance, fiber, oxalates, and phytates are also addressed. In beginning a vegetarian diet, give yourself four to six months to make the transition. Are you ready to change to a diet that will significantly improve your health and aid your spiritual well-being? I. Developing a vegetarian diet II. Biogenic foods III. The psychology of the transition to vegetarianism IV. Holy cow! Pros and cons of dairy products V. The Airola Diet VI. The Macrobiotic Diet VII. Fermented live foods VIII.

Foods That Fight Disease: A Simple Guide to Using and Understanding Phytonutrients to Protect and Enhance Your Health

Laurie Deutsch Mozian, M.S., R.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

It previously was believed that chemicals in vegetables called oxalates and phytates reduced the availability of calcium from plants in the body. More recent studies, however, have shown that the percentage of calcium from kale and broccoli absorbed by the body is greater than the percentage of calcium absorbed from dairy foods. Other Dietary Recommendations It is recommended that you get between 1,000 and 1,500 milligrams of calcium daily and between 400 and 600 international units (IU) of vitamin D.

The Food Bible

Judith Wills (See book keywords and concepts)

Foods high in insoluble fiber, such as wheat bran and whole grains, can hinder absorption (if taken at the same time), due to the phytates they contain (although this effect may be temporary), and so can oxalates, found in spinach, rhubarb, chard, chocolate, and beets, and the tannin in tea and coffee. If you drink tea or coffee, leave a gap between your meal and your drink. A diet containing high levels of protein (120 g a day or more) may cause bone demineralization and calcium to be excreted in the urine.

Foods That Fight Disease: A Simple Guide to Using and Understanding Phytonutrients to Protect and Enhance Your Health

Laurie Deutsch Mozian, M.S., R.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Whole Grains Whole grains, sometimes referred to as cereal grains, contain caro-tenoids, coumarins, flavonoids, glucarates, phenols, phytates, and vitamin E. They are rich sources of protease inhibitors and fiber because they come to us with their bran layer in tact. Much of the active phytochemicals are localized in the bran and the germ, so the health benefits of grains are supreme when the whole-grain product is consumed. Whole grains have 200 to 300 times more phytochemicals than refined grains. Whole-wheat flour, historically called graham flour, is a good example of a whole grain.

Prevention's Healing With Vitamins : The Most Effective Vitamin and Mineral Treatments for Everyday Health Problems and Serious Disease

The Editors of Prevention Magazine Health Books (See book keywords and concepts)

Soy and grains contain phytates, compounds that interfere with the absorption of a variety of nutrients, including zinc," Dr. Prasad explains. The volunteers' sense of taste diminished after six months on the diet. (They also developed problems adapting theit eyes to darkness.) When these people were supplemented with 30 milligrams of zinc a day, their ability to taste returned in about two to three months. Both taste buds and olfactory (smell) cells, which are found high in the nose, are specialized cells. They depend on zinc, along with other nutrients, for their growth and maintenance, Dr.

Optimal Wellness

Ralph Golan, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Excess dietary phytates, like wheat bran fiber, may also be a factor. In order to compensate for our dietary excesses and a sedentary lifestyle, we are told to take what some sources consider to be excessive (1,500 milligrams) amounts of supplemental calcium. Rather than going to that extreme, it makes far more sense to clean up the diet and start exercising, although it is considered by many to be generally safe to consume that much supplemental calcium.

Permanent Remissions

Robert Hass, M.S. (See book keywords and concepts)

Phytic Acid: Phytic acid, or phytate, is the storage form of phosphorous in plants; it acts as an antioxidant. phytates bind with metals, such as iron, that can generate toxic free radicals that lead to cancer and cardiovascular disease. Saponins: These possess antioxidant properties and prevent cellular mutations that can lead to cancer, especially in the colon; they also help lower blood cholesterol levels. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy should ask their oncologists about using soy beverages and foods as an adjunct to therapy.

Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine

Simon Mills and Kerry Bone (See book keywords and concepts)

The chemical groups suggested by the NCI as conveying some of this activity include allyl sulfides in garlic and onions, phytates in grains and legumes, lycopene, limonoids, glucarates and related terpenes, carotenes and flavonoids in citrus, lignans in linseed2 and soya, isoflavones in soya, saponins in legumes, indoles, isoth-iacyanates and dithiolthione in cruciferous vegetables, ellagic acid in grapes and other fruit, phthalides and polyacetylenes in umbelliferous vegetables.

The Food Bible

Judith Wills (See book keywords and concepts)

Absorption is affected by other factors, including intake of phytates, oxalates, and tannins (see Calcium, page 29), and also by calcium itself, which can bind with iron in plant sources, though it is thought that in these circumstances the body adapts to absorb extra as needed. Vitamin C aids iron absorption— certain foods, such as dark leafy greens, contain both iron and vitamin C. Other iron-rich foods should be eaten if possible with foods rich in vitamin C (e.g. a glass of orange juice with lentil soup). Excess iron can cause stomach upsets, constipation, and kidney damage.

In any case, it is always best to get your fiber naturally, from high-fiber wholefoods, rather than from a bran supplement—the phytates (see page 29) in raw bran may prevent the absorption of vital minerals, including calcium and iron, and this may be of some significance, especially for women and the elderly. The chart opposite lists selected good sources of total NSP and soluble fiber. The Food Charts (pages 260-317) list fiber content for a wide range of foods. The facts about fats In dietary terms, fat has been the wicked witch of the late twentieth century.

Food Your Miracle Medicine

Jean Carper (See book keywords and concepts)

Beans also possess several anticancer compounds, including protease inhibitors and phytates, says Dr. Cohen. Thumbs Up: SOYBEANS: JAPAN'S WONDER FOOD? Soybeans, too, contain compounds that can manipulate estrogen as well as directly inhibit the growth of cancerous cells, theoretically reducing the risk of breast cancer in women of all ages, according to Stephen Barnes, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology and biochemistry at the University of Alabama.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Herbs

Robert S. McCaleb, Evelyn Leigh, and Krista Morien (See book keywords and concepts)

They also contain high levels of phytates, which bind with minerals such as iron and zinc and prevent their absorption by the body. In 1998, the FDA declared that these problems are not an issue for any soy product that has been subjected to heat through cooking.42 This includes nearly all soy foods, with the exception of products like un-toasted soy flour. These questionable substances are almost completely eliminated from traditional soy foods like tempeh and miso during the fermentation process.

Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine

Elson M. Haas, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Even though the mineral from these foods is utilized less well because the fiber and phytates in the grain covering bind some zinc in the gastrointestinal tract, much of the zinc in these foods is still available to the body. Nuts are fairly good sources, with pecans and Brazil nuts the highest. Pumpkin seeds contain zinc and are thought to be helpful to the prostate gland. Ginger root is a good zinc source, as are mustard, chili powder, and black pepper. In general, fruits and vegetables are not good zinc sources, although peas, carrots, beets, and cabbage contain some zinc.

Fiber foods, bran, and phytates, found mainly in the outer covering of grains, may also inhibit zinc absorption. Phytic acid may combine with the zinc in the upper intestine before this mineral can be absorbed. The zinc-cadmium relationship is interesting. Cadmium is considered a potentially toxic heavy metal. When it contaminates our food, it is found in the center of grain; zinc is found mainly in the grain covering. So eating whole grains, which have a higher amount of zinc than of cadmium, will reduce any possible absorption of cadmium.

Textbook of Natural Medicine 2nd Edition Volume 1

Michael T. Murray, ND (See book keywords and concepts)

In addition, soy products are a source of lignans, coumestans, saponins, plant sterols, phytates (inositol hexaphosphate), and protease inhibitors, all of which art also receiving attention for their health-promoting benefits. are 1 Isoflavones Classification Flavonoids are a subgroup of the larger group of plant constituents, the polypenols. Flavonoids are further differentiated into isoflavonoids, with isoflavones a subcategory of isoflavonoids (see Fig. 112.2).

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