Friday, April 7, 2017

Get Your Diet Back Into Omega 3 Balance

Do you want to feel better? Do you want to be healthier? The first suggestion that I would make would be to get your diet back into balance. We are raising a red flag health warning because so many people suffer from inflammatory conditions. You may be one of the many..  For example do you have arthritis, back pain, intestinal distress, or chronic fatigue? These symptoms may be caused by dietary imbalance. These are also problems that you do not need to live with.  Being out of balance with too little Omega 3 and too many Omega 6 fatty acids in your diet may be causing your problem. 

This concept is not complicated. In fact it is really quite simple. Omega 6 fatty acids are inflammatory. Omega 3 fatty acids are anti- inflammatory. You need to search out sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. By contrast we are figuratively drowning in Omega 6 fatty acids. They are everywhere in foods that we eat. They are in smack foods, in pastries, in bread, in corn oil and in many other foods, 

 Our ancient ancestors who were hunter gatherers ate a diet that had at a ratio of 1 to 1 for Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids This was  a very healthy diet, and it was easy to follow because in those days there were few sources of Omega 6 fatty acids and many more sources of Omega 3

 Those of us who eat the SAD (Standard American Diet) have reversed this ratio with Omega 6 far outweighing Omega 3. The ratio may be as high as 16, 32 or even 64 to one favoring Omega6. Changing this ration will be a problem for many of us because we are so accustomed to eating our junk foods and snacks, but the results will be well worth the effort.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Here Is Another Reason To Have A Healthy Lifestyle

Another Reason For A Healthy Lifestyle

In our books and our blogs we promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Now a very well done study of more than 50,000 people was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

It correlated a genetic score based on 50 heart related genes and a lifestyle score for those included in the study. They found that even though the worst genetic scores can double the risk of a heart attack a healthy lifestyle score appeared to nearly counteract the risk. In contrast an unhealthy lifestyle erased about half the coronary benefit of a good genetic score.

We suggest that you read one of our books to learn more about a healthy lifestyle.

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The Power Of The Placebo

We have written numerous posts about the power of the placebo effect. In medical studies a placebo is a treatment that has not physiological effect. In a controlled study the patient does not know whether he or she is receiving the real treatment or the placebo.It is necessary to have a placebo control in order to prove the efficacy of a particular drug or treatment. The drug must do more than the placebo in order to be proven to be effective.

The placebo effect is powerful, but we recently saw a report that goes way beyond any placebo effect that we have ever heard of. It involved a patient with  early onset Parkinson's disease. He had not improved with any of the standard treatments so he enrolled in a study run by Ceregene, a company that was testing a new gene therapy for Parkinson's disease.

The study involved cutting two holes into the patient's skull and injecting the drug directly into the areas of the brain that were responsible for the symptoms. His improvement after the surgery was impressive and in fact it appeared as though his disease had been reversed. This was a milestone in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Subsequently the company announced the results of the trial. The patients who received the treatment did no better than the patients in the control group who had received a placebo treatment. When the project manager reviewed the data she learned something even more astonishing. The patient who had the reversal of Parkinson's disease never received the treatment medication He was in the placebo group. In other words he had two hole drilled into his skull but no medication was injected!

His Parkinson's was reversed due to the placebo effect. Think about this. Truly astonishing. To learn more about the mind body relationship go to our website