Nutrition

Simple way to reduce your glaucoma risk by 60 percent

Submitted by dave on Sun, 05/24/2009 - 4:48pm

Cut your glaucoma risk by 60 percent by eating one serving a month of kale and collard greens or two or more servings a week of carrots.

http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=21287

Vitamin D helps the brain work well in later life

Submitted by dave on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 9:01pm

[Association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and cognitive performance in middle-aged and older European men J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2009; doi 10.1136/jnnp.2008.165720]

Vitamin D may have a key role in helping the brain to keep working well in later life, suggests research published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

Previous research indicates that inadequate vitamin D intake may be linked to poorer mental agility in the ageing brain, but the results have been inconsistent.

Something fishy? Counterfeit foods enter the U.S. market

Submitted by dave on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 4:49pm

From USA Today:

 

Some of your favorite foods may be fakes.

Foods masquerading as something else - a more nutritious something else - have been big news in the past two years. Chinese food companies in particular have been blamed for making deadly alterations to dairy, baby and pet foods by adding melamine. The chemical makes it appear that the food or beverage has the required level of protein.

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Light Exposure Damages Supermarket Vegetables - Do Not Eat Green-tinted Potatoes

Submitted by dave on Thu, 12/25/2008 - 8:49pm

According to nutritionist Paavo Airola, we should not eat potatoes that have any green tint and he mentioned a toxin called solanine (a nerve toxin) as the reason why. Potatoes often develop this green tint after exposure to light in the supermarket, but farming and harvesting practices play a role as well.

Visual Field Improvement Related to Diet and Acupuncture

Submitted by dave on Sat, 10/11/2008 - 11:16pm

I just read a very informative report on Taran's blog about his visual field and visual accuity improvements. Taran posted three visual field test results in this blog post. I highly recommend everyone take a look at Taran's results. Here's the link to his blog post, "Octopus Visual Field Scans Before, During and After Micro-Acupuncture & Diet Discussion". It is a great post.

Octopus Visual Field Scans Before, During and After Micro-Acupuncture & Diet Discussion

Submitted by tsingle999 on Thu, 10/09/2008 - 1:36pm

Attached is a chart of Visual field tests done on my right (not as good) eye while I did the 3x a day 2 week Microacupuncture (meaning hands and feet) treatment with Andy Rosenfarb. The left picture is before the treatment, the middle one is after 4 days or 12 treatments. The right one is after 30 treatments over 12 days. The lighter color the better and if you look at the numbers below, the lower the number the better. It is quite clear to me that my visual field improved. As well my visual acuity improved 2 levels with each eye after treatments.

Healthy Pasta Recipe

Submitted by dave on Sat, 09/06/2008 - 3:50pm

Here is another healthy recipe featuring foods that health the eyes. This is a pasta dish with healthy vegetables in lieu of tomato sauce. (You can actually add some tomato sauce to it if you wish and the taste is good. I prefer it without tomatoes myself.)

Vegetables (all organic):

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