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Ditching Saturated Fats Could Improve Memory and Cognition

As a person with MS who has dramatically reduced her saturated fat intake, I found this article in The Atlantic encouraging:

Ditching Saturated Fats Could Improve Memory and Cognition

May 18 2012

Saturated fats don't just clog your arteries -- they hinder your brain's effectiveness, too.

You can read the whole article here:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/05/ditching-saturated-fats-could-improve-memory-and-cognition/257386/
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Raw vs. Cooked

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of Eat to Live, discusses raw foods.
http://www.drfuhrman.com/faq/question.a ... 6&qindex=4

Raw vs. Cooked?
Certainly, there are benefits to consuming plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. These foods supply us with high nutrient levels and are generally low in calories too. Eating lots of raw foods is a key feature of an anti-cancer diet style and a long life. But are there advantages to eating a ...
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Fish oil supplements won't help in Multiple Sclerosis: study

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Omega-3 fatty acid supplements don't appear to have any benefit on multiple sclerosis (MS), according a study by Norwegian researchers.

Multiple sclerosis affects about 2.5 million people worldwide. Some prior research has indicated that omega-3 fatty acid supplements might have anti-inflammatory effects that could benefit those with the disease, according to background information in the study.

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in cold-water fish, such as salmon, and in fish oil supplements.

"Our study ...
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fat, sick, and nearly dead- MS testimonial

MS Testimonial from the fat, sick, and nearly dead (film documentary) website--great film if you haven't seen it!


http://www.jointhereboot.com/index.php? ... 95&lang=en
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Sugar: The bitter truth

60 Minutes had a segment that discussed the toxic effects of sugar. One of the interviews was with Robert H. Lustig, MD, a UCSF Professor. Dr. Lustig has posted a presentation of his research to youtube titled Sugar: The Bitter Truth. It's worth watching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM


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Losing belly fat improves vascular function

Results of a six-month study at Johns Hopkins University were presented March 13 at an American Heart Association scientific meeting in San Diego:

"Overall, there was an improvement in vascular health that was related to how much abdominal fat was lost,"

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-st ... 2012-03-14



"The more belly fat the participants lost, the better their arteries were able to expand when needed, allowing more blood to flow more freely." ...
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Book by Dr. Dwight Lundell – application for MS?

Dr. Dwight Lundell was interviewed this morning (3/12/12) about his new book, The Cure for Heart Disease. He touches on the Standard American Diet (SAD) and its connection to modern diseases, glucose and insulin spikes, and the role of inflammation (It is his belief that glucose damages the inside of blood vessels; of course, I think insulin is the culprit.):

http://video.foxnews.com/v/150305862600 ... t-disease/

I will find and read this ...
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Adding spices cuts triglycerides and insulin

To Cut The Risk Of A High-Fat Meal, Add Spice
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/0 ... -add-spice

No need to be stingy with spices. Research from Penn State finds heavily spiced meals — think chicken curry with lots of turmeric, or desserts rich in cinnamon and cloves — may do the heart good.

"Elevated triglycerides are a risk factor for heart disease," explains researcher Sheila West.

Her study found that a spicy meal ...
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hypoallergenic meal replacement?

Has anyone tried this product? : http://www.nutramed.com/alphadmx/index.htm
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