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"While this tendency may have been an evolutionary trait that led us to the benefits of the nutrients in certain berries and fruits, it's long outlived its usefulness. Manufacturers have capitalized on our lust for sweetness by lacing our foods with a sweet taste that, for many of us, becomes virtually addictive. Unfortunately, these days high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and regular corn syrup substitutes for real sugar. HFCS, a thick liquid sweetener made from cornstarch, first appeared around 1967 and now can be found in countless prepared foods."
- Wendy Bazilian, DRPH, MA, RD, Steven Pratt, MD, Kathy Matthews, Superfoods Rx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients (Get the book.)

"For one thing, as we've discussed, breakfast provides an infusion of nutrients that maintain consistent blood sugar and keep energy levels high. It ensures your ability to maintain mental focus and optimism and it actually boosts your metabolism. Breakfast really does "break your fast" from the night before: Your body actually requires some fuel after a night's sleep. For another, when you skip breakfast, you tend to rebound at lunch and dinner and consume more calories than you might otherwise. It's much harder to control your food intake when you're truly starving."

- Wendy Bazilian, DRPH, MA, RD, Steven Pratt, MD, Kathy Matthews, Superfoods Rx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients (Get the book.)

"They are uniquely rich in an array of nutrients that have powerful health benefits and their nutrient profiles lift them above many other foods in their same category. Let's take a look at the SuperFoods themselves. The original SuperFoodsRx book featured 14 original foods that research had demonstrated could help promote health in powerful ways. You've probably read about them as they're frequently mentioned in the media."

- Wendy Bazilian, DRPH, MA, RD, Steven Pratt, MD, Kathy Matthews, Superfoods Rx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients (Get the book.)

"To place the weight-loss discussion in context, we should recognize that science is an evolving process and the research data on particular nutrients and their effect on weight are, in large part, preliminary. We would love to be able to tell you that if you eat salmon and spinach for a week you'll lose 10 pounds. But that's just not the case. However, the positive changes you'll see in your metabolism as a result of eating these foods in concert are real, though of course they will vary based on your own biochemistry and genetic heritage."

- Wendy Bazilian, DRPH, MA, RD, Steven Pratt, MD, Kathy Matthews, Superfoods Rx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients (Get the book.)

"Intelligent nutrients Nature's Best Nature's Gate Organic and Natural Enterprise Group (ONE Group) Sensibility Soaps Terressentials Non-Profit Organizations (for warning consumers of toxic ingredients and products) Breast Cancer Action Breast Cancer Fund California Environmental Health Network Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Cancer Prevention Coalition www.preventcancer."
- Samuel S. Epstein, Randall Fitzgerald, Toxic Beauty: How Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Endanger Your Health . . . And What You Can Do about It (Get the book.)

"Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, individual antioxidant nutrients differ in their transport and storage. Some antioxidants act primarily in the aqueous portion of the blood stream, others within particles of lipoprotein in the blood, others on cell membranes, still others within cellular cytoplasm, and a few in cell nuclei. Antioxidants also vary in their efficiencies to quench various radicals and other reactive oxygen species. The antioxidant profile of vitamin E is different than that of vitamin C, and likewise, the antioxidant nutrients are partners."
- Muhammed Majeed, Ph.D. Vladimir Badmaev, M.D., Ph.D. Uma Shivakumar, Ph.D. R. Rajendran, M.S., Curcuminoids: Antioxidant Phytonutrients (Get the book.)

"This means not only increasing efforts to fight infectious diseases, but also redoubling efforts to combat famine, because infection and malnutrition are part of a vicious circle in which infection can precipitate malnutrition by affecting the absorption of nutrients and the depletion of nutrients can cause further infection. Bill and Melinda Gates, two fellow boomers, have made the fight against infectious diseases the primary focus of their philanthropy for a reason: It is one of the most important global issues that our generation must address."
- Peter J. Whitehouse and Daniel George, The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis (Get the book.)

"Intelligent nutrients National Congress of Black Women, Inc. National Organization for Women Organic Consumers Association Public Citizen www.citizen."
- Samuel S. Epstein, Randall Fitzgerald, Toxic Beauty: How Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Endanger Your Health . . . And What You Can Do about It (Get the book.)

"You don't need a study to know you require these nutrients either (though there are literally hundreds of studies that prove you do). These are the essential ingredients for being alive. It is that simple."
- Mark Hyman MD, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First (Get the book.)

"Read on for more detail about how these wonderful nutrients work. CHAPTER 1 The B Vitamins The Energy Vitamins The B vitamins were identified and isolated early in the twentieth century when refined grains were first found to cause deficiency diseases. The B vitamins work so closely together that it is hard to tell which individual B vitamin is missing when a deficiency occurs. The B vitamins need to be taken together in food or in supplements."
- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"Alcohol provides energy without providing many of the necessary nutrients. Alcohol also impairs the absorption of thiamin, while increasing excretion of thiamin. Enzymes present in raw fish and shellfish destroy thiamin. Also, tannins in tea and coffee can oxidize thiamin, reducing the availability of thiamin in the diet. Extreme thiamin Table 1-1 RDAs for the B vitamins are bold and the AIs are not bold. B Vitamins RDAs &AIs Years of Age mg B2 nig B3 mg Biotin meg B5 mg B6 mg Folate meg B12 meg Infants OtoM 0.2 0.3 2 5 1.7 0.1 65 0.4 Infants ^tol 0.2 0.4 4 6 1."

- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"One reason is that farmers tend to select produce breeds that are faster growing, bigger, and more pest resistant—meaning crops have inadequate time to make or absorb nutrients during their shortened growing season. Likewise, the soil in which crops are grown is contaminated with far more mercury, PCBs, and other noxious industrial fallout than it was half a century ago. Acid rain has taken its toll as well: American soil has lost as much as 75 percent of its calcium during the past century, which also compromises a crop's nutrient intake and growth. Processed foods are just as troubling."
- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"There are many other excellent nutrients in fresh produce that may contribute to fewer colds. Vitamin C taken as a supplement in doses totaling one gram or more daily has been correlated with lessened severity and slightly shorter duration of colds in some studies. To fight infections, immune system phagocytes release oxidizing agents to kill viruses and bacteria. These oxidizing agents can also be harmful to our own cells. Vitamin C, in its role as an antioxidant, protects our cells against the free radicals released by phagocytes."
- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"Because supertasters tend to shun strong-tasting foods, such as Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, they may lack adequate amounts of antioxidants and other important nutrients found in these vegetables. Interestingly, people who are hypersensitive to taste are often hypersensitive to pain as well. Supersensitive taste may be a sign of burning mouth syndrome (see A Metallic or Terrible Taste, above), which is caused by nerve damage from a viral infection, hormonal changes, or both. But there is an upside. Super-tasters are less likely to smoke or abuse alcohol than others."
- Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph. D., and Jacqueline Nardi Egan, Body Signs: From Warning Signs to False Alarms...How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective (Get the book.)

"Among these essential nutrients are vitamins. During the 1990s, there was a wide acceptance that large supplementary closes of vitamins would not only maintain health, but also mitigate disease. Vitamin E was supposed to be the poster child. By the mid-1990s, there was considerable epidemiological data which showed an inverse risk between vitamin E intake and cardiovascular risk; the substance seemed similarly active in cancer prevention. The data were doubly attractive, for there was a theory to back it up."
- Gerald E. Markle and Frances B. McCrea, What If Medicine Disappeared? (Get the book.)

"A smooth red tongue, however, can be a red flag for pernicious anemia, a fairly common and easily treatable vitamin B12 deficiency, or malabsorption syndrome, an intestinal disorder in which the body cannot adequately absorb nutrients. If only a patch of your tongue is red or white and smooth, it may be a sign of median rhomboid glossitis (MRG). This bare spot looks much like a diamond or rhomboid, hence its name. It can be flat or raised and is devoid of both tongue hairs and taste buds."
- Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph. D., and Jacqueline Nardi Egan, Body Signs: From Warning Signs to False Alarms...How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective (Get the book.)

"Whole grain brown rice contains important nutrients such as thiamine, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, iron, riboflavin, and five times the fiber of white rice. The germ provides natural vitamin E. The bran of rice contains the phytochemicals that may reduce cholesterol. Home Remedies Japanese farmers ate mochi, a chewy cake made from brown rice, on cold winter days to increase their stamina. Throw Me a Lifesaver! HEART HEALTH: A small, randomized study examined the effects of adding rice bran oil to the diet."
- David W. Grotto, RD, LDN, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life! (Get the book.)

"Many of the brain-supportive nutrients, including amino acids like tyrosine, special fats like phosphatidylserine, or parts of our normal biochemistry such ! as coenzyme Q10, acetyl-L-carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, and others, fall into this category While not everyone may need them, many of us do, particularly if we are in the category of the 162 million with chronic illness."
- Mark Hyman MD, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First (Get the book.)

"They treated her initially with cooling blankets, ice packs, cooled fluids, nutrients to replace electrolytes, oxygen and meds to bring down the fever and relax the muscles. Not knowing what else to do, I held her hand, which by contrast to the rest of her body felt intact and healthy. In so many ways Betty had been unlucky. She suffered horren-dously from the voices that instructed her to kill people. Betty was nothing if not a gentle soul, and killing people was the last thing she wanted to do. The voices in fact made her want to kill herself."
- Charles Barber, Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation (Get the book.)

"We might think that supplementary pills cannot substitute for nutrients in natural foods. Common sense would support the notion that taking a pill is not the same as eating. Yet, in general, nutritional supplements are highly "bioavailable," meaning that they can be readily used by the body. Nonetheless, nutrient-food interactions are complex.11 For example, the simultaneous ingestion of fats increases the availability of lycopene and carotenoids supplements. Some vitamins are actually more effective in supplements than in foodstuffs (e.g."
- Gerald E. Markle and Frances B. McCrea, What If Medicine Disappeared? (Get the book.)

"Disease as we see it is merely the end product of prolonged imbalance and deficiency of nutrients and energy. In Chinese medicine, age is seen as a gradual decline in kidney qi (pronounced "chee") and, though inevitable, this decline can actually be made more gradual and much more comfortable. With great enthusiasm I began using acupuncture on my geriatric patients. I noticed that my stroke patients could move more freely and that their moods and bowels improved."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"It is also abundant in superoxide dismutase (SOD, an antioxidant), RNA, and DNA, which were identified in 1990 as essential nutrients. The high amounts of beta-carotene in spirulina have shown to be effective in fighting oral cancer in animals.78 In India, the beta-carotene in spirulina was studied for its effectiveness and absorption in young children and found to be extremely effective.79 Spirulina and chlorella are excellent in juices, smoothies, on salads, and even in plain water. These are two superfoods you do not want to be without."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"The excess sugar also damages blood vessels that carry the oxygen and nutrients to the nerves. People with Syndrome X are more likely to develop obstruction to the arteries and therefore increased or decreased blood flow to the extremities, which creates increased rates of amputations. Up to 70 percent of people with Syndrome X have some form of nerve damage. It is even worse in smokers. Some people feel the metabolic syndrome is not reversible, but with the Tree of Life program, we have seen a high frequency of the reversal of this syndrome over a three-week cycle."

- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"Being empowered by the message of this book to eat organic, whole, live foods, of which you only need to eat half as much to get the nutrients as compared with cooked food, can prevent and reverse diabetes. I have yet to find a person, no matter how difficult their economic status, who could not switch over to this Culture of Life diet and lifestyle. And the exciting thing about this in our advanced Western culture is that we are able to acquire foods and food concentrates that are allowing us to access more powerful forms of nutrition than our ancestors ever dreamed possible."

- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"As an added bonus, when all is working well, the enzymes also help the body absorb more nutrients. • Baking Soda as Antacid ^L^u probably have a quick remedy for heartburn sitting in your refrigerator. In addition to deodorizing your carpet, keeping your ice cubes tasting clean and polishing your teeth, regular old baking soda works great as an antacid. To prepare your own antacid, mix a teaspoon of baking soda in four ounces of water, stirring until it is completely dissolved. Then, drink the whole glass. It won't taste great, but it's not entirely offensive."
- Bottom Line Books, Uncommon Cures For Everyday Ailments (Get the book.)

"Either their eating habits decline somewhat, or their bodies are less efficient at processing and absorbing nutrients. That is one reason why federal researchers advise everyone—but especially older men and women—to think more about zinc. Recent research has shown that zinc supplements can improve memory and clarity of thinking in cases of deficiency. Check with your doctor about side effects. Dosage: 15 mg a day has been tested as safe and effective."

- Bottom Line Books, Uncommon Cures For Everyday Ailments (Get the book.)

"With exercise, the fuel line between mother and baby grows, to ensure the fetus gets the nutrients and oxygen it needs. Studies from Clapp and others have shown that newborns of active women are leaner, which you might think is cause for concern, except that the physical differences even out within the first year. Exercise seems to be more than just not harmful, though. In one study, Clapp compared thirty-four newborns of exercisers to thirty-one of sedentary mothers five days after birth."
- John J. Ratey, MD, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (Get the book.)

"A web of capillaries with tightly packed cells that prevents the easy transmission of some nutrients and substances from the bloodstream to the brain. It filters out toxins and infections. brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). A protein produced inside nerve cells when they are active. It serves as Miracle-Gro for the brain, fertilizing brain cells to keep them functioning and growing, as well as spurring the growth of new neurons. cerebellum."

- John J. Ratey, MD, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (Get the book.)

"The current dietary reference intakes (DRIs), or the amount of nutrients we are told is safe and desirable by the government, are based on this outdated concept. Oddly, the USDA, or United States Department of Agriculture, not the Health and Human Services Department, sets the DRIs. Unfortunately, our nutritional needs, agricultural policy, and government subsidies of our industrial food supply compete with each other."
- Mark Hyman MD, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First (Get the book.)

"The Omega Plan gives you the same balance of essential fatty acids and other nutrients that proved so beneficial for the French heart attack patients, allowing you to benefit from this lifesaving research for the very first time. So often you hear about a promising medical study, only to discover you can't take advantage of it for years to come because "more research needs to be done." Not so with the Lyon study. This book allows you to start profiting from this amazing heart research with your very next trip to the grocery store. But The Omega Plan is far more than a heart diet."
- Artemis P. Simopoulos, MD and Jo Robinson, The Omega Plan: the Medically Proven Diet That Gives You the Essential nutrients You Need to Greatly Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke (Get the book.)

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