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Nutrition Talk / Re: Collagen Supplements
« Last post by Laura Knoff on April 11, 2019, 04:59:01 PM »
The health of the skin reflects the overall health of the body. We make adequate and high quality collagen when we have all the nutrients, and specifically vitamins C, A, B complex, zinc and water.  Bone broth and eating the chicken with the skin will provide the raw materials for collagen formation. Taking collagen without the vitamins and minerals needed will not. Vitamin A (retinol) is needed for protein formation. Isolated protein powders do not provide retinol. Meat, fish, poultry and their organs provide retinol and protein along with all the nutrients except the vitamin C, which we can get from fresh raw vegetables and fruit.  To look younger reduce stress, drink adequate water and eat a wide variety of real food, including broth.
Nutrition Talk / Re: Eating for ( female) hormone regulation
« Last post by Laura Knoff on April 11, 2019, 04:49:01 PM »
Interesting questions and observations. Stress is probably the biggest contributer to hormone dysregulation and mood disorders associated with the menstrual cycle. No doubt micromanaging the diet will add to that stress! Relax. If you feed yourself with all the nutrients needed and in the proper ratios the body regulates itself with ease. Depending on the symptoms some women need more of certain nutrients. We see  positive results when essential fatty acids are adequate and in balance, and when all B vitamins and minerals (especially magnesium, iron and zinc are sufficient and balanced. Making sure you are digesting your food will ensure that the whole nutritious foods you eat are being absorbed.  The healthiest people in the world eat the widest variety of foods and in adequate amounts, and relax and enjoy their meals. You will learn more as you learn to analyse your diet and discover what foods you need to fill in any gaps. Meanwhile consider daily meditation, gratitude journalling, yoga or any activity that brings relaxation and peace of mind.
Nutrition Talk / Re: Eating for ( female) hormone regulation
« Last post by elaine.westcott on April 10, 2019, 06:29:26 PM »
Hi Elena, I'm on a quest for the same info, and would love to learn more.

Before starting this nutrition class, I had resigned myself to the fact that, once a month for the rest of my life, I will experience an almost-debilitating drop in my mood (often diagnosed as "premenstrual dysphoric disorder", or PMDD).

What a grim outlook...

Luckily, I discovered this class! I now have a hunch that food and proper nutrition might be the key to helping stabilize my mood amidst hormonal fluctuations.

My housemate is trying the "alternating seed blend" approach you mentioned, without notable results since she started 3 months ago, she says, and it does seem to require some very careful (a.k.a., not convenient!) planning and dedication. So I'm not convinced that's a good approach for me, either...

In the meantime, you might enjoy a few select episodes of a podcast that I've recently discovered, called "Funk'tional Nutrition", hosted by two functional nutritionists. It's upbeat and science-based, with a hearty serving of feminism in every episode!

Check out the hormone-related episodes 45 and 48:

Enjoy, and good luck! Keep us posted.
Nutrition Talk / Re: Type 1 diabetes and vegan diet
« Last post by Laura Knoff on April 10, 2019, 05:50:20 PM »
Hi Colette,
Your initial reaction to a vegan diet is not unusual. Your body was likely using up some of its debris proteins and fats if you were consuming fewer calories generally. Hopefully you were already avoiding refined carbohydrates, hydrogenated fats and processed foods. Eating plenty of fresh raw vegetables will provide more vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium, but with much fewer calories so that could help you feel better. One does not have to be overweight to have stored excess fat in the liver and pancreas due to excess sugar/carbohydrate intake. Having some animal protein can provide needed vitamins and minerals, specifically B12, retinol, cholecalciferol, and zinc that a vegan diet is difficult or unable to do. You can monitor yourself to discover what gives you more energy without spiking blood sugar, causing you to need more insulin. You may find that havng small amounts of high quality animal proteins is what works best for you. The healthiest people have the widest variety of fresh whole foods in the diet, along with movement and happiness. Enjoy the journey.
Nutrition Talk / Re: Freezing your smoothie ingredients? Yay or nay?
« Last post by Laura Knoff on April 10, 2019, 05:31:37 PM »
Your roomate is wrong.
Freezing slows down destruction of vitamins and phytonutrients. Minerals are not at all affected. In fact, flash frozen vegetables and fruits are sometimes more nutritious than fresh because they are frozen so quickly after harvesting. Some vegetables and fruit are blanched before freezing which will only slightly reduce some vitamins. You would lose even more vitamins if you do not have the smoothie at all. Keep up the good work.
Nutrition Talk / Re: Mindful Eating At Work
« Last post by georgiannabaker on April 09, 2019, 11:38:13 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Some tips that have helped me are  finding a quiet place for the snack(if possible) Doing some deep breaths beforehand and even stretching for a moment to get the energy up.

I like bringing healthy snacks like apples, a nut mix of almonds,cashews, walnuts, goji berries Sometimes I'll do celery slices with almond butter or goat yogurt mixed with blueberries.
Making some nice herbal tea with chamomile,lemon balm, and gotu kola helps aide digestion and soothe the nerves. Gotu kola helps with concentration and is very helpful for long hours of work I've found.

"As far back as the 1950s, studies have been published on treating hyperglycemia with a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet,[50Ė52] documenting the effectiveness of employing a predominantly vegetarian diet to treat diabetes"

I don't understand how this is possible when Type 2 Diabetes is a disease of insulin resistance. Isn't the whole thought process behind treating insulin resistance to lower insulin, so that you body becomes more sensitive to it? And how are you supposed to lower insulin when all you're eating are carbohydrates? I'm pretty sure an apple, even though it's an unprocessed, wholesome, fibrous source of carbs, will spike your blood sugar more than four ounces of pastured liver.

red meat and saturated fat are also demonized in this article. What was the sourcing of these things in people diets in the studies that were talked about? "red meat" is a poor blanket-categorization that could cover a wide variety of sourcing, and thus quality of diet. Grain-fed cattle is VERY different in nutrients than pasture raised cattle.

Is it also possible that the healthy-user bias is drifting in the lines of this article? Maybe the vegan diabetics are getting better because their lifestyle is overall much healthier than the non-vegan diabetics?
Nutrition News & Research / The role of fasting in SIBO
« Last post by marianasanchez on April 09, 2019, 10:45:49 PM »
Lately I've seen a lot of people in social media who were eating a plant based diet who have recently been diagnosed with SIBO, and although meat lovers want to say that happened because they're eating only plants I couldn't help but think that it had to be something different since SIBO occurs in all types of diets, not just plant based, and also I noticed one thing that all these plant based diet influencers who were just diagnosed with SIBO had in common: fasting. I wonder if there is a correlation there? Does anyone have information on that? Thanks!
Nutrition Talk / Re: Food as Friend or Enemy
« Last post by rohitabhatia on April 09, 2019, 10:05:16 PM »
Hi Antonio,

Glad that you shared your relationship with food and that you are interested to know about people's food philosophy. Everyone's relationship with food is quite different. Some associate it with their childhood memories, while some associate with a person that they love. Where one just eats to fill up their bellies, there are people who are really mindful about what they are eating.

As a kid, I did not really have any relationship with food, I was not even that person who eats food for pleasure.  Even though there was never a dearth of freshly cooked food at home, my disinterest in eating led to me being Bulimic. During my college days, I was introduced to a lot of outside food consisting refined carbohydrates and sugar. Even though I consumed these junk items I was pretty unhealthy and skinny because I was not eating a lot of nutritious food. At one point, I was shuffling into a lot of new homes and this resulted into erratic food habits leading to an unfit, unhealthy and overweight version of me.

It was only when I started my fitness journey that I became more selective about the quality of food I was eating. I had some great trainers who helped with diet plans. The results did not last long because I was dependent on someone else to guide me and let me know the next step. It is only now after a lot of mistakes and learning that I have become more mindful and aware about what I am eating, how I am eating, and the source of the produce.
I have now adopted the Eating for Health concept. What I like is that I donít feel pressurized because even though I eat good quality nutritious food on a daily basis, I am at a liberty to treat myself with Eating for Pleasure on occasions. This actually helps me to be a little more motivated and consistent with my food choices.
Hey Dear Community Members,

I have been obsessed with Autophagy since I first heard about it 4 months ago.
In several words, this is the process by which cells remove toxins, recycle parts, and repair their own damage.
 Basically, we can outsmart the aging process with the help of a good diet, IF, exercise and good sleep.  I found very helpful Naomi Whittel, her book, and her youtube channel.
I will be happy to discuss this topic with you. If you are interested, pls comment here.
Thank you!
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