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Mark Hyman, MD: Transforming the Food Industry. Where All the Power Is

Mark Hyman, MD: Transforming the food industry seems monumental, a gigantic undertaking. In the small places in our lives, our shopping carts, the fridge, the cupboard, the kitchen and on our dining room table – is where all the power is.

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Mark Hyman, MD: MSG is used to create fat mice so researchers can study obesity…

Mark Hyman, MD: MSG is used to create fat mice so researchers can study obesity. MSG is an excito-toxin that stimulates your brain to eat uncontrollably. It is in 80% of processed foods mostly disguised as “natural flavorings”.

Mark Hyman, MD: Your tongue can be fooled…

Mark Hyman, MD: Your tongue can be fooled and your brain can become addicted to the slick combinations of fat, sugar, and salt pumped into factory made foods, but your biochemistry cannot and the result is the disaster of obesity and chronic disease we have in America today.

There is an Insidious Presence of Pharma and Industry in Medical Education, Research, and Practice, Dr. Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman, MD: As reported in The New York Times, there is an insidious presence of pharma and industry in medical education, research, and practice — a presence that prevents the best evidence on lifestyle medicine from becoming the standard of care.

Former McDonald’s Honchos Take On Sustainable Cuisine

While it’s not completely vegan or vegetarian, Lyfe Kitchen still is a tremendous step in the right direction.  It does offer veg & vegan items, and it would be nice to have veg options across the country, not just mainly in the big cities.   It would also make it an easier transition for people interested in a veg lifestyle by them perceiving these options as more mainstream.   Laura

Lyfe Kitchen, a soon-to-be-chain of restaurants that might just shift the calculus of American cuisine. At Lyfe Kitchen (the name is an acronym for Love Your Food Everyday), all the cookies shall be dairy-free, all the beef from grass-fed, humanely raised cows. At Lyfe Kitchen there shall be no butter, no cream, no white sugar, no white flour, no high-fructose corn syrup, no GMOs, no trans fats, no additives, and no need for alarm: There will still be plenty of burgers, not to mention manifold kegs of organic beer and carafes of biodynamic wine. None of this would seem surprising if we were talking about one or 10 or even 20 outposts nationwide. But Lyfe’s ambition is to open hundreds of restaurants around the country, in the span of just five years.”

“There is one overriding reason to believe that this venture will work. The cofounder and chief executive of Lyfe is Mike Roberts, former president and chief operating officer of McDonald’s. “

Former McDonald’s Honchos Take On Sustainable Cuisine

  • BY FREDERICK KAUFMAN

Read the article at:  http://www.wired.com/business/2012/07/ff_lyfekitchens/all/

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Diet Drinks: Helpful or Harmful to Kick the Sugar Habit? Written by Mark Hyman, MD

Diet Drinks: Helpful or Harmful to Kick the Sugar Habit?

If you saw the recent 60 Minutes segment by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the dangers of sugar, you might be scared off the sweet stuff for good. It causes heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer and it makes super bad, super dense, super dangerous cholesterol particles. The data is pretty strong on this. Scientists even locked kids in a hospital, fed them sugar and measured their blood every 30 minutes. It didn’t take long for things to turn bad inside.

But if you are thinking that diet soft drinks or artificial or even natural sweeteners are the answer for getting off sugar, think again. Diet drink consumption has increased 400 percent since 1960. It may or may not cause cancer, but the evidence is mounting that it leads to weight gain rather than weight loss. Those who consume diet drinks regularly have a 200 percent increased risk of weight gain, a 36 percent increased risk of pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome, and a 67 percent increased risk of diabetes. A study of 400 people found that those who drank two diet sodas a day or more increased their waist size by five times.

Read the rest at:  http://californiawomensconference.com/blog/item/diet-drinks-helpful-or-harmful-to-kick-the-sugar-habit

Carrie Underwood Says Her Cystic Acne “Really Cleared Up” After Ditching Dairy

Carrie Underwood said her cystic acne “really cleared up” after ditching dairy.

A vegetarian for a long time, you recently went vegan. How has that impacted your skin?
I definitely notice a difference since I stopped eating foods like greasy fried chicken. I also never knew how much dairy can mess with your skin; my cystic acne really cleared up after I stopped eating it. I’m still learning the ins and outs of what I can and can’t eat, but so far I’m loving it. And of course, drinking a lot of water helps too.(http://bit.ly/JpL3f4).

Dr. Mark Hyman says dairy and sugar cause acne.

How To Prevent and Treat Acne

Eight simple steps will help most overcome their acne problems.

  1. Stay away from milk. It is nature’s perfect food—but only if you are a calf.
  2. Eat a low glycemic load, low sugar diet. Sugar, liquid calories, and flour products all drive up insulin and cause pimples.
  3. Eat more fruits and vegetables. People who eat more veggies (containing more antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds) have less acne. Make sure you get your 5–9 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables every day.
  4. Get more healthy anti-inflammatory fats. Make sure to get omega-3 fats (fish oil) and anti-inflammatory omega-6 fats (evening primrose oil). You will need supplements to get adequate amounts (more on that in a moment).
  5. Include foods that correct acne problems. Certain foods have been linked to improvements in many of the underlying causes of acne and can help correct it. These include fish oil, turmeric, ginger, green tea, nuts, dark purple and red foods such as berries, green foods like dark green leafy vegetables, and omega 3-eggs.
  6. Take acne-fighting supplements.Some supplements are critical for skin health. Antioxidant levels have been shown to be low in acne sufferers. And healthy fats can make a big difference. Here are the supplements I recommend:
    • Evening primrose oil: Take 1,000 to 1,500mg twice a day.
    • Zinc citrate: Take 30 mg a day.
    • Vitamin A: Take 25,000 IU a day. Only do this for three months. Do not do this if you are pregnant.
    • Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols, not alpha tocopherol): Take 400 IU a day.
  7. Try probiotics. Probiotics also help reduce inflammation in the gut that may be linked to acne. Taking probiotics (lactobacillus, etc.) can improve acne.
  8. Avoid foods you are sensitive to. Delayed food allergies are among the most common causes of acne—foods like gluten, dairy, yeast, and eggs are common culprits and can be a problem if you have a leaky gut.http://drhyman.com/blog/conditions/do-milk-and-sugar-cause-acne/

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