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Nutritionists Pan ASN Processed Foods Statement

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"The statement, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN), used a definition of processing that encompassed everything from washing, packaging, and freezing foods like fruits and vegetables all the way up to adding sugars and preservatives for foods like cake mixes and frozen pizzas.

Many nutrition experts contacted by MedPage Today lamented the statement's lack of distinction between minimally and highly processed foods."

"At the extreme, these are foods that all but glow in the dark," said David Katz, MD, MPH, of
Yale's Prevention Research Center. "On the other hand, cooking, freezing, drying, and fermenting are also forms of 'processing,' making grilled salmon, frozen peas, dried figs, and organic plain yogurt 'processed foods' too. So much depends on just what we mean."

Andy Bellatti, MS, RD, a nutritionist in Las Vegas, said it was "disappointing to see that vital information like the extent to which a food is processed is considered irrelevant by the authors. A homemade batch of hummus is literally processed, but it is light years away from a bowl of Lucky Charms. No health advocate is worried about Americans eating frozen fruit or baby carrots."


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WOUBBIE 8/27/2014 6:31PM


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JENSTRESS 8/27/2014 12:35PM

    Thank you! I love this because I agree, I try to eat very little processed foods, but find it ridiculous when they consider my hummus and washed veggies processed like bread or like they said, Lucky Charms!

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A Low-Carb Diet Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that gut bacteria drive a common form of colon cancer, and that a low-carbohydrate diet can prevent the disease.

The researchers found that microbes in the intestine convert carbohydrates into metabolites that spur cancer growth. A low-carbohydrate diet shut down this process and led to a 75 per cent reduction in cancer incidence."


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BLAZINGSWORD 8/27/2014 2:52PM

    Wow! I learn something new everyday! Thanks for sharing!

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HMBROWN1 8/27/2014 8:29AM

    Thanks for sharing! Have a great day! Heather

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Your Brain On Ketones - How a high-fat diet can help the brain work better

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"The opposite of a low fat, snacking lifestyle would be the lifestyle our ancestors lived for tens of thousands of generations, the lifestyle for which our brains are primarily evolved. It seems reasonable that we would have had extended periods without food, either because there was none available, or we were busy doing something else. Then we would follow that period with a filling meal of gathered plant and animal products, preferentially selecting the fat. During the day we might have eaten a piece of fruit, or greens, or a grub we dug up, but anything filling or high in calories (such as a starchy tuber) would have to be killed, butchered, and/or carefully prepared before eating. Fortunately, we have a terrific system of fuel for periods of fasting or low carbohydrate eating - our body (and brain) can readily shift from burning glucose to burning what are called ketone bodies."

Emily Deans, M.D.


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WOUBBIE 8/26/2014 4:15PM

    BLAZINGSWORD, it's too bad your page is private, I would have like to clarify something important for you.

You have suffered from one of the common misunderstandings that the article points out very early on. Only people with poorly controlled Type 1 diabetes, end-stage Type 2 diabetes, and binge drinkers can go into keto-acidosis, which is not at all what ketosis is. In fact, as she points out, many healthy people are in ketosis every night when they sleep.

Your heart muscle actually prefers to be fueled by ketones, and will perform with 25% more efficiency.

Ketones can sometimes fuel Alzheimer-riddled brains when glucose is turned away.

JERF - Didn't have time to read the whole article while at work, I'll pick it up again at home. Looks excellent!

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BLAZINGSWORD 8/26/2014 12:19PM

    That is one very concentrated blog! OMGosh!

My daughter, who is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, (she graduated May 2013), lent me her book, "Diabesity" by Francine Kaufman, M.D. and former past President of the American Diabetes Association.

I read the book which is quite extensive for my knowledge and information considering that my mom and best friend passed away from diabetes.

No, I am not a diabetic. That being said, the book says that yes, your brain can live off of fat but to do so would put it to the point where you can go into a coma which is what happens to some diabetics and it's not recommended to do that.

But I certainly hope that for a person who suffers from seizures, it may be a very good thing if it will control them but as I said before, it is something that would have to be very controlled and under the supervision of a doctor who knows what they are doing.

Just because they have a degree, doesn't mean that they know what they are doing.

I have a story to tell you but not now.

But thanks for sharing. It is something to remember.

Have a great day!

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Workout #1 - HIIT Upper Body

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


30 seconds on/10 seconds off

2 sets of each exercise

Jump Rope x/x
Handstand x/x
Box Jumps 10/11
Push Ups 8/8
Jump Rope x/x
TRX Rows. 12/12
Jumping Lunges 30/32
Pull Ups/Lowers 5/4+2 lowers

Time 10 min 36 sec


Run 5 mph
Sprint 10 mph x 6
1.36 miles
131 calories

Time 12 min 45 sec


Time 6 min

Total Workout Time 29 min 16 sec

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LJOYCE55 8/26/2014 8:49AM

  hand stand? Go for it.

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Life-Span Exposure to Low Doses of Aspartame Beginning during Prenatal Life Increases Cancer Effects

Monday, August 25, 2014


In our first mega-experiment (Belpoggi et al. 2006; Soffritti et al. 2005, 2006), we demonstrated for the first time that APM (aspartame) is a multi-potential carcinogenic agent inducing, among other cancers, a dose-related, significant increase in lymphomas/leukemias in females.

In the present study, in which we administered APM (2,000 and 400 ppm; equivalent to consumption of 100 and 20 mg/kg bw, respectively) to Sprague-Dawley rats in feed beginning during fetal life, we again confirmed that APM induces carcinogenic effects; we found

a) a significant dose-related increase of malignant tumor–bearing animals in males, in particular in the group treated with 2,000 ppm APM

b) a significant increase in the incidence of lymphomas/ leukemias in males in the 2,000-ppm group and a significant dose-related increase in the incidence of lymphomas/ leukemias in females, in particular in the 2,000-ppm group

c) a significant dose-related increase in the incidence of mammary cancer in females, particularly in the 2,000-ppm group

When comparing life-span exposure beginning during prenatal and postnatal life, we have shown that prenatal exposure to APM clearly increases the incidence of lymphomas/leukemias in females. Moreover, when comparing the cumulative prevalence by age of death of animals with hemolymphoreticular neoplasias, it is clear that prenatal exposure to APM also accelerates the insurgence of these lesions in females."


The results of this study, our second long-term carcinogenicity bioassay on APM (aspartame), not only confirm but also reinforce our first experimental demonstration (Belpoggi et al. 2006; Soffritti et al. 2005, 2006) of APM’s multipotental carcinogenicity at a dose level close to the human ADI. Furthermore, the study demonstrates that when life-span exposure to APM begins during fetal life, its carcinogenic effects are increased.

On the basis of the present findings, we believe that a review of the current regulations governing the use of aspartame cannot be delayed. This review is particularly urgent with regard to aspartame-containing beverages, which are heavily consumed by children."


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LJOYCE55 8/26/2014 8:50AM

  This does not sound like fun.

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    MiO is listed as having less than 2% of natural flavors. Other listed ingredients are citric acid, propylene glycol, malic acid, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, potassium citrate, Allura Red AC 40, Brilliant Blue FCF 1 and potassium sorbate.

I wouldn't drink it.

Comment edited on: 8/26/2014 7:40:27 AM

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    So much for my Diet Mountain Dew. Time to cut from 2L a day to none... Wonder if the Mio is as bad for you?

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BLAZINGSWORD 8/25/2014 5:10PM

    Totally agree. Sad.

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