Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Starts with Ignoring the Guidelines

It’s All About the Food   was not written specifically for diabetics. But the truth is that many of the folks who have diabetes got it through a poor diet. This TED Talk by a physician is pointed directly at diabetics, short and easy to understand. Diabetic? Watch this video. And share with anyone who needs to know.

Can a person be “cured” of Type 2 Diabetes? Dr. Sarah Hallberg provides compelling evidence that it can, and the solution is simpler than you might think. Continue reading

How The Food Industry Helps Engineer Our Cravings

“No one can eat just one.” Remember that potato chip commercial? They were serious.  Learn more about how the commercial food industry “engineers” our food cravings.If this had not happened, It’s All About the Food would probably have not been needed to help you protect yourself.

How The Food Industry Helps Engineer Our Cravings

The food industry has processed lots of foods to hit that “bliss point” — that perfect amount of sweetness that would send eaters over the moon. In doing so, it’s added sweetness in plenty of unexpected places – like bread and pasta sauce, says investigative reporter Michael Moss.

Read More & Listen: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/12/16/459981099/how-the-food-industry-helps-engineer-our-cravings

Read Even More: Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, by Michael Moss http://www.amazon.com/Salt-Sugar-Fat-Giants-Hooked/dp/0812982193

 

 

Western Diet Damages Gut Microbiota

Perhaps the most important result of a processed food diet is the damage done to your “gut.” The natural fiber in a whole food diet is food for the good bacteria. Some 80% of your immune system resides in your intestinal walls and that system is kept healthy by the action of the good bacteria. And an overgrowth of bad bacteria has serious health implications for your whole body including your brain. It’s All About the Food.

Western diets damage gut microbiota over generations, in ways hard to reverse.

It may take more than a tub of yogurt to reverse the effects that a high-fat, low-fiber diet have wrought in the bellies of men and women in the industrialized world, says new research.

Indeed, the depletion of gut microbes that comes with diets deficient in fiber extend well beyond the lives of those whose dietary choices made it happen, a new study finds. Over generations of exposure to diets low in fiber, the research shows that a microbiotic population die-off threatens to drive some of the trillions of microorganisms that live in healthy human guts to the brink of extinction.

Read More: http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-sn-low-fiber-diet-gut-microbiota-generation-20160112-story.html

Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?

Nothing scares people more than cancer. Since publishing It’s All About the Food l I have been researching the relationship between obesity, diet, and cancer. This TED talk does an exceptional job of packaging all three in an easy to understand way.

Yes, we can eat to starve cancer. Share this with others.

William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.

 

Helping Children Transition to a Healthy Diet

Anyone with children who has read It’s All About the Food is always looking for a way to help children transition to a healthy diet. That is, get out the processed sugars they have become addicted to. This article, How to Help Transition Your Children to Low Carb Real Food, gives excellent advice.

“We all want our children to eat real food and healthy options, but how do we actually go about it? How do we remove the processed food, sugars and inflammatory oils without having a family mutiny?

Here are 10 top tips to help transition your child to a low carb real food life from from Libby Jenkinson, a registered pharmacist, mother of 3 children, and founder of ditchthecarbs.com, the leading low-carb website in New Zealand and Australia”.

How To Help Transition Your Children To Low-Carb Real Food

Chapter 24, “For the Children”

Chapter 24, “For the Children” is a short chapter on a huge subject. The percentage of children obese and with conditions like diabetes and rotten teeth grows. Dealing with those conditions AFTER they happen is so difficult.

Here is a video to drive that point home. This video is from England but don’t believe that US children are better off. Because they are not.

As you watch note the common foods over and over again. Note also that what you may call “overweight” is described as “obese” by the medical professionals.

Junk Food Kids Who’s to Blame 2015 Season 1 Episode 2

A third of British children are overweight or obese. This series asks how the epidemic happened and what can be done.

Understand Alzheimer’s Disease in 3 Minutes

Here is what happens when someone has Alzheimer’s. Sometimes rightly called type 3 diabetes because there is good evidence that insulin resistance and insulin insufficiency are involved.

I wish I’d seen this video a long time ago. It really helps to understand what’s going on. This simple, straightforward animated video explains Alzheimer’s disease in lucid, easy-to-follow terms.

Understand Alzheimer’s Disease in 3 Minutes

I wish I’d seen this video a long time ago. It really helps to understand what’s going on.