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50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People - by Sally Beare

Posted by Matthew Katz on Nov 13, 2013 11:47:00 PM

childhood obesity

What are we feeding our children?

In this book review about 50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People, I  outline some of the most common traits of cultures that live long. Sally Beare writes about Okinawa, Japan; Symi, Greece, Campodimele, Italy, Hunza, Pakistan and Bama in China. What each culture has done is to exercise and eat very healthy fresh foods. NO PROCESSED ANYTHING! The key thing she states, is that they avoid the SAD diet, which stands for the "Standard American Diet" which consists primarily of red and white meats, dairy, processed sugars, salt and refined carbohydrates. And, one of the nation's and now worlds greatest "malnutritional" vendors is MacD's above. Go to our page on Diet and Nutrition for a book with more information on what to avoid.

Here are her 50 secrets, but to get the complete story it's a must read and can be found by following this link on - 50 Sally Beare

  1. Eat until you are only eight parts full
  2. Consume five to seven servings of fresh fruit and vegis per day
  3. Choose buckwheat, brown rice, and other whole grains
  4. Eat sprouted wheat bread
  5. Eat meat as a treat
  6. Prepare your meat right? yes a very important point to read!
  7. Choose organic goat's and sheep's cheese
  8. Be full of beans
  9. Have a good egg
  10. Find good fats in fish
  11. Have a handful of nuts and seeds daily
  12. Choose the wonder oil - Extra-Virgin Olive Oil!
  13. Beware of fats in disguise
  14. Use Garlic and Onions - nature's healers
  15. Discover the power of crunch vegis
  16. Keep aging away with a salad a day
  17. Give thanks for sweet potatoes
  18. Enjoy pizza...guilt free (occasionally, in moderation whole wheat best!)
  19. Snack on Apricots

and 31 other great ideas!

vegetables are healthyThis is a fascinating book to read and gives credance to how important it is to focus on fruits, vegis and lower our use of meat, milk and anything not produced organically. Meanwhiile, each of these ancient people are outdoors a lot getting plenty of sunshine, fresh mountain water and air, while they climb up and down hills and mountains doing daily chores.

This requires a complete return to the past...indeed! Our SAD food culture is killing us with diseases that none of these people suffer from.

What can we do? If you'd like to become more educated read below or seek out our nutritional consultant Dr. Jenn.

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Topics: healthy foods, healthy diet, omega-3 fatty acids, healthy living, exercise, active, longevity, helping others eat nutritionally, Longest Living People, good fats, power of vegis, eat healthy

Avoid the "Winter Blues" with Vitamin D and Omega 3 oils!

Posted by Matthew Katz on Feb 15, 2012 1:34:00 AM

February 15, 2012

Natural treatments for depression
Winter is a common time to experience symptoms of depression. When the holidays are over and the weather is cold and dark, it is more common to feel sad, anxious, or hopeless. Whether one is experiencing a seasonal decline in mood or suffering from major depression, natural treatments have very high success rates, and are of course much safer than prescription drugs.

My prescription for natural treatment of depression:

    • Morning light therapy. Light deprivation, common in the winter, can disrupt circadian rhythms and neurotransmitter production. Bright light therapy, not only in the winter, can be an effective substitute for natural sunlight - applied first thing in the morning it corrects the body's clock and stimulates mood-elevating neurotransmitters. Bright light therapy is effective for not only seasonal affective disorder (SAD) but it also has been found to be just as effective as antidepressants for treating depression. SeeTherapudic light system by clicking and scrolling through Dr. Fuhrman's site.

    • Vitamin D. Vitamin D is thought to regulate mood by affecting daily biorhythms and serotonin production. Reduced exposure to sunlight during the winter also means less natural vitamin D production by the skin. Low circulating vitamin D is associated with SAD and major depression. Studies of subjects with depression have found that vitamin D supplementation produces an improvement in symptoms and feelings of well-being.
    • High dose omega-3 fatty acids. DHA and EPA play important roles in the brain, and low omega-3 intake is associated with depression. DHA is an important structural component of brain tissue, and a recent meta-analysis revealed that EPA is the more important omega-3 fatty acid for improving depression symptoms. Dr. Fuhrman recommends DHA plus 1,000 mg EPA per day for depression. Fish oil has traditionally been used for this purpose, but a vegan alternative is also available; a vegan EPA supplement can be taken along with DHA Purity for depression.
    • Nutrition is extremely important for regulating mood. High antioxidant intake from colorful fruits and vegetables helps prevent oxidative stress, to which the brain is highly susceptible. Markers of oxidative stress are associated with a higher incidence of depression. Low intake of folate, present in green vegetables, also correlates with depression.

Regular exercise. Exercise is known to be as effective as antidepressant drugs or cognitive behavioral therapy for improving the symptoms of depression. Exercise increases production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with feelings of well-being, which is often low in individuals suffering from depression. In fact, antidepressant drugs most often work by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain. Aerobic exercise plus strength training works better than aerobic exercise alone, and yoga is also effective.

The combination of all of these approaches increases the likelihood of success, providing people suffering from depression with a safe, natural, and effective alternative to antidepressant drugs. ALL OF THESE MODALITIES WILL BE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL AT THE DEAD SEA HOLISTIC SPA IN AUGUST 2012. More information here!

Dr. Fuhrman

Topics: light treatments, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, avoid depression

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