From a 2005 Debra’s Natural Gourmet newsletter. I still find it interesting, sez Debra!
In Jack Challem's book, Feed Your Genes Right, Mr. Challem says nutrition feeds our genes, which not only are found in every one of our 70 trillion cells, but which contain the basic biological instructions for everything from eye color to the risk of heart disease and other disorders. “Instructions, encoded in the long strands of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) that form genes, program everything that happens in your body. They tell heart cells to beat rhythmically and brain cells to store memories. But when genes and their DNA become damaged, information becomes garbled and disease can be one of the consequences.” ...Read More
I’ve been having fun exploring making frozen delights in a minute with my Vitamix. You do need a Vitamix super-blender to make this, but it’s so worth it and delish. As far as I’m concerned, this rivals any frozen confection. ...Read More
As always, we want you to be at the top of your game, and one way to do that is to eat food with the highest nutrient value. In my opinion, that means eating food grown without pesticides or herbicides. To me that means “Organic!”
Try the bee pollen garnish here too. Bee pollen is actually flower pollen — but it's gathered by bees, and then we gather it from them. It’s 40% protein and rich in B-vitamins. Dr. Gabriel Cousens MD, listed bee pollen as one of the most energizing foods, and bee pollen can be used to help alleviate allergies, keep the prostate healthy, and help skin conditions. Cousens says it may help correct nutritional imbalances within the body. ...Read More
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a thwack to the head. It’s usually something big, but it doesn’t have to be. Even something as “benign” as an errant soccer ball will do it, if it hits you just wrong.
The impact and following inflammation disrupts neuronal membranes, cell contents “slosh over” into the surrounding tissue, and blood flow to the brain is reduced. Brain cells ramp up their metabolism to try and repair the damage, using up their (now, limited) fuel, leading to a suffocating build-up of metabolic wastes. All of which, combined with the heightened neuronal excitation, suffocates and fries brain cells.
Everything gets thrown out of kilter, and recovery can take weeks or months. ...Read More