including group therapy and exercise LDL: saturated fats raise mostly the benign particles of LDL, large particle LDL switching to a diet that reduces saturated fat and increases carbohydrates may reduce total LDL but increase small particle LDL carbohydrate consumption reduces fatty acids being used as fuel so triglycerides increase at the same time HDL decreases, this leads to increase in small particle LDL Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment reduce intake of carbohydrate-rich foods high in sugar and starch, in order to achieve healthy levels of insulin, blood lipids and good cholesterol this means reducing sugar, potatoes, pasta, rice, wheat flour, bread and embracing olive oil, nuts, butter, full fat cream, oily fish and fattier meat cuts TOPIC 10: HEALTH FOOD BUSINESS
STUDY: A bowlful of watercress every day for 8 weeks reduced DNA damage in white blood cells by 23% in 60 healthy volunteers phenylethyl isothiocyanate. o Interferes with the growth of blood vessels HISTORY OF HEALTH FOODS: Sylvester Graham (Dr No) o Stated that meat was sexually inflammatory. Too much sex, or even thinking about it, predisposed people to disease o No caffeine, no alcohol, no doctors, no spices Graham cracker, named after him as a meat alternative and the world’s first anti-sex food. THE SAN: Kellogg Cured constipation by resorting to the scalpel which is removing part of the intestines o Mostly unnecessary with placebo effect o Autointoxication o A lot of vibration/electrical related therapy to cure diseases Horace Fletcher: believed that we had 32 teeth because we should chew food 32 times Invented the mechanical horse that you would sit on and it would shake to loosen the fecal matter on your insides PROBIOTICS: Any preparation that contains specific microorganisms in sufficient numbers to alter the microbial flora in a host and exert beneficial health effects Lactobacillus GG o This bacteria, consumed in sufficient numbers can have a beneficial effect in the treatment of diarrhea, allergies, anti cancer effects and in ulcerative colitis Larry Brandt o If you take stool samples and introduce it into the intestine of a victim (usually Clostridium difficile), these bacteria then multiply and squeeze out the disease causing bacteria. PREBIOTICS: A non-digestible food ingredient that beneficially affects the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon Many foods that bacteria like, usually in the vegetable category because lactobacilli and the bifidobacteria will ingest fiber in those foods and produce short chain fatty acids which promote healthy colon cell growth get rid of abnormal cells that can initiate cancer lactobacilli and the bifidobacteria will then multiply and degrade nitrosamines and these will bind mutagens produced by high temperature cooking, will inhibit E. Coli 0157:H7. As these bacteria multiple, they improve calcium absorption INULIN:
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