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Chapter 15 - Chapter 15: Diet and Health George Paolilli,...

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1 Chapter 15: Diet and Health Chapter 15: Diet and Health George Paolilli, M.S., S.A., O.M.H.A. George Paolilli, M.S., S.A., O.M.H.A. Northern Arizona University Northern Arizona University
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"We can alter our lives by altering  the attitudes of our minds"  2 Introduction Introduction     “The concept of nutrition and its relationship to  health and disease is rarely given the  attention it deserves”    “So much of disease we see in medicine       today is related to our dietary choices” __Allen S. Linchter__ __Dean, University of Michigan Medical school__
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3 Drugs Vs Nutrients (1) Dr. Carl Pfeiffer’s Law Dr. Carl Pfeiffer’s Law (M.D. / Psychiatrist) - We have learned that if a drug can be found to do the job of medical healing, a _nutrient _ can found to do the _same_ job . - When we understand how a drug works, we can imitate its action with a nutrient. Nutrients are going to be safer
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4 Drugs Vs Nutrients (2) Example 1: _Depression_ (natural alternative) a. Antidepressants usually enhance the effect of serotonin and epinephrine. _Tryptophan__ and _tyrosine_ are used to make these neurotransmitters. Same effect in relieving depression naturally . b. St._Jhon_ _Wort_ was used for centuries and works as well as prescription drug Example 2: _Heart_ Disease (natural alternative) Garlic helps heart disease by: a. raising _HDL __ , lowering LDL b. _Lowers__ blood pressure c. reduces _platelet _ aggregation (clumping)
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5 Drugs Vs Nutrients (3) Example 3: _Heart _ Disease (natural alternatives) a. _Magnesium _ IV improves survival during a myocardial infarction b. Ginkgo biloba ’s LDL and ’s HDL cholesterol c. 100IU Vitamin _E _ per day lowers heart disease risk by 37% (39,000 person Harvard University study) d. _Green _ tea improves circulation, strengthens blood vessels and reduces platelet aggregation e. Coenzyme Q10 strengthens heart contraction f. _Hawthorne_ berries dilate blood vessels, increase oxygen to the heart and lowers blood pressure
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6 Drugs Vs Nutrients (4) Example 4: _Pain__ Relief (natural alternatives) a. ___White willow bark___ has active ingredients similar to aspirin b. _Zinaxin _ (Chinese Ginger extract) increases eicosanoids that block the COX-2 enzyme that causes pain and inflammation
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7 Drugs Vs Nutrients (5) Example 5: __Acne__ (natural alternatives) a. _Low__ glycemic index foods b. Avoid processed foods and rancid oil foods c. _Zinc_ reduces certain hormone metabolites than aggravate acne d. _Tea_ tree oil topically e. Vitamin _A__ and Vitamin __E___ at mega doses under a physician supervision (100,000IU & 800IU)
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8 Drugs Vs Nutrients (6) Example 6: _Hypertension_ (natural alternatives) a. Lower sodium intake b. Increase _potassium_ foods c. Hawthorne berries improve circulation and lower blood pressure d. Magnesium (350-1000mg per day) reduces diastolic pressure e. _EPA/DHA_ (3-4 grams per day) lowers blood pressure f. Coenzyme Q-10 (100-300mg per day) reduces blood pressure g. Calcium (1000mg per day) h. _Garlic___ also dilates blood vessels
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