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Ida Davidson, Patient, Refused By Doctor Who Won't See Women Who Weigh More Than 200 Pounds

Ida Davidson, Patient, Refused By Doctor Who Won't See Women Who Weigh More Than 200 Pounds

Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 00:08:02 in Healthy Living

“It is not just doctors, in Texas "Fat People Need Not Apply"

Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas; has initiated a policy of refusing to hire anyone with a body mass index of more than 35. Essentially the CEO, David Brown, feels that his patients (customers) expect an atmosphere of health. Mr. Brown states: … an employees physique should fit with a representational image or specific mental projection of the job of a healthcare professional, including an appearance free from distraction for hospital patients.

I admit I am torn here. Revisiting my post from yesterday, Big Mac’s in the Cleveland Clinic; I felt that a hospital has a responsibility to promote a healthy environment and to use every opportunity to portray that image to patients, guests & staff. (Which does not include a McDonalds in the lobby.)

However…

Lets divert for a second and go a little deeper. According to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, physicians with a normal body mass index were more likely than overweight doctors to engage their obese patients in weight loss discussions.

Rest of comment here: http://wholefed.org/2012/04/13/fat-people-need-not-apply/

Ian Welch”

Terri Soucek on Sep 18, 2012 at 21:46:49

“I think the government should stop the lobbying from these big food conglomerates and put and end to all the corn syrup, sugar,sodium, saturated fats and chemicals such as BHT that are being added to packaged foods, frozen foods and foods that you eat when eating out at restaurants and fast food. They should stop blaming people for being obese since it has become nearly impossible to avoid this crap when trying to cook a meal.”
Vegetarian Diet Needed To Prevent Global Food And Water Crisis, Report Says

Vegetarian Diet Needed To Prevent Global Food And Water Crisis, Report Says

Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 22:56:36 in Green

“My plaque is reversing less than a year after my quadruple bypass surgery. 

I have outlined some of the pitfalls of filling our guts with guts; how the sun will shine brighter and the water will taste better if we eat lots of plants.  I have not shared results.

I am due for my next checkup at the Cardiologist in the next month.  The results of the carotid artery sonogram: http://wholefed.org/2012/05/03/reversing-plaque-maybe-its-the-aluminium-foil-hat-i-made/

Anyone can pick apart how long humans have been eating meat or how or brains would be the size of peas without animal protein.  There are thousands of studies and experts that will refute any effort that promotes focusing your diet on grains, vegetables & fruits.

I say: try it.  Try eating nothing but Plants & Grains for a week.  Two weeks.  One month.  Don’t tell anyone, do it for yourself.

There is no downside… only upside.

Ian Welch”

FaunaAndFlora on Aug 31, 2012 at 00:16:51

“You'll probably do fine as long as you stay away from refined carbs, sweets and vegetable oils. Most studies that claim meat is associated with heart disease are observational studies that contain serious flaws. The few randomized control studies that have been done found that people do best on a high-fat/low-carb diet (i.e., Atkins, Paleo and so on.)

Nutrition is a new science. We really don't know what is going on. Good luck.”
Obesity Rates By State: New CDC Data Looks At Weight Across The Country

Obesity Rates By State: New CDC Data Looks At Weight Across The Country

Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 09:34:03 in Healthy Living

“An essay I wrote was published today on Kris Carr’s website. Kris is an amazing person and had remarkable success against cancer using a Plant-Based diet.

Throughout history, we can identify moments that occur that can only be attributed to a paradigm shift in public opinion. They generally precede government policy. These moments are generally brief but are the harbinger of huge changes in culture and eventually policy.

We are in the midst of a monumental shift in the perception of nutrition and the global benefits that can come from this change. At the core of the change is people want to live well; but they also want to leave something behind for subsequent generations.

Full Essay: http://crazysexylife.com/2012/plant-based-diet-good-for-you-good-for-the-planet/

Ian Welch”
Generic Drugs Saved $193 Billion In 2011

Generic Drugs Saved $193 Billion In 2011

Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 15:47:12 in Money

“The Standard American Pill Plan (SAPP)

The Standard American Diet has caused our cholesterol to increase as well as our weight, this increase has also caused us to have high blood pressure and increased blood sugar. The medical industry suggests we take statins to control our cholesterol, but they can cause diabetes by increasing our blood sugars, they also cause us muscle soreness and give us heartburn. So we take weight loss pills but they increase our blood pressure and give us insomnia. To offset that we take blood pressure medicine and a sleeping pill but a side effect is depression and impotence. Fortunately, the erectile dysfunction medicine and antidepressant relieve that issue but the antidepressant causes weight gain and gives us heartburn . We started taking an antacid but it gives us a headache and makes us moody. The fish oil should increase our good cholesterol so potentially we can stop taking the statin, but it gives us irregular heart beats. We would love to have a scotch but our liver’s are toxic and our kidneys are failing. So rather than commit suicide…

Full Post: http://wholefed.org/2012/07/26/standard-american-pill-plan-dont-be-a-sapp/

Ian Welch
WholeFed.org”

fricodam on Aug 3, 2012 at 13:07:41

“Great post! We are not taking any medications in our 50-60, even though we both have some conditions and feel great. but in the hospital they look at us like we are aliens - no medications?”
Smiling Could Help With Stress: Study

Smiling Could Help With Stress: Study

Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 14:13:08 in Healthy Living

“Prior to my bypass surgery I would not have considered myself a negative person.

It’s a cliche but life really is about the little pleasures, the daily joys that are often overlooked. It literally started the day I came home from the hospital. I had not taken a shower in a week. The pure joy of sitting under a stream of warm water was overwhelming and at that particular moment I did not want to be anywhere else.

I love to run long distances now and I relate to the following written by Marshall Ulrich, ultramarathoner. (He ran across the USA, 3000 miles in 52 days. He was 57 yrs old).

“One way I deal with the pain is to embrace it, to relaize that it also presents a gift; profound appreciation for whatever small thing comforts me, brings me pleasure, makes me laugh, satisfies my hunger, lightens my mood. Yes, at least I didn’t die. In other words, if something hurts, I focus on what doesn’t. The mind will naturally fixate on any pain, but you can redirect it, make yourself look away or at least occupy yourself with something else for awhile. “

You have to experience pain to truly appreciate joy. Period.

Once you make this realization, your attitude changes and once your attitude changes so goes everything else.

Full Post: http://wholefed.org/how-to-live-in-the-positive/

Ian Welch”
Richard Muller: 'Humans Are Almost Entirely The Cause' Of Climate Change

Richard Muller: 'Humans Are Almost Entirely The Cause' Of Climate Change

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 12:04:33 in Green

“We Are What You Eat

Initially, you need to approach your personal nutritional intake for the benefits it can provide… the immediate benefits that result from deriving your nutrients from Plants.

Once that transition has occurred a second benefit arises and it is as equally powerful as the first.

The second benefit is the satisfaction received when you realize the effect your diet has on the environment. Livestock now uses 51 percent of the earth’s entire land surface.
The irony is the greatest single activity we can do for the environment is to adopt a Plant Based diet.

Mark Bittman recently commented in the New York Times: Five years ago, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization published a report called “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” which maintained that 18 percent of greenhouse gases were attributable to the raising of animals for food. The number was startling. A couple of years later, however, it was suggested that the number was too small. Two environmental specialists for the World Bank, Robert Goodland (the bank’s former lead environmental adviser) and Jeff Anhang, claimed, in an article in World Watch, that the number was more like 51 percent. It’s been suggested that that number is extreme, but the men stand by it, as Mr. Goodland wrote to me this week: “All that greenhouse gas isn’t emitted directly by animals.

Full Post: http://wholefed.org/2012/04/30/we-are-what-you-eat/

Ian Welch
WholeFed.org”

lbsaltzman on Jul 30, 2012 at 12:39:39

“I would refine what you said a little bit. What we need to adopt is a non-industrial agriculture diet. Even meat, which I don't eat, is not a problem for the environment, if the animal products are coming from small scale local organic producers. What is bad is destroying forests to run mono crops of cattle, soy beans, corn and a few other similar foods.”
Vegetarians In The United States: Who Are They, And How Many Are There?

Vegetarians In The United States: Who Are They, And How Many Are There?

Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 22:10:36 in Healthy Living

“The Standard American Diet has caused our cholesterol to increase as well as our weight, this increase has also caused us to have high blood pressure and increased blood sugar.  The medical industry suggests we take statins to control our cholesterol, but they can cause diabetes by increasing our blood sugars, they also cause us muscle soreness and give us heartburn.  So we take weight loss pills but they increase our blood pressure and give us insomnia.  To offset that we take blood pressure medicine and a sleeping pill but a side effect is depression and impotence.  Fortunately, the erectile dysfunction medicine and antidepressant relieve that issue but the antidepressant causes weight gain and gives us heartburn .  We started taking an antacid but it gives us a headache and makes us moody.  The fish oil should increase our good cholesterol so potentially we can stop taking the statin, but it gives us irregular heart beats.  We would love to have a scotch but our liver’s are toxic and our kidneys are failing.  So rather than commit suicide…

Start Eating a Plant Based diet. 

Full Post: http://wholefed.org/2012/07/26/standard-american-pill-plan-dont-be-a-sapp/

Ian Welch
WholeFed.org”

NotEve on Jul 28, 2012 at 17:40:54

“None of which logically leads to a conclusion of a vegetarian or vegan diet.”

Alvarask on Jul 28, 2012 at 03:45:06

“Cholesterol is not a measure of health. Dietary cholesterol intake has nothing to do with blood cholesterol. The use of the term "plant based diet" is code for the vegan agenda unfortunately, which is an ideological movement that wishes to remove freedom of food choices and an insane attempt to force us to eat an unnatural diet. No thanks.”

Sheriff J W Pepper on Jul 27, 2012 at 23:14:40

“That was powerful and truthful.”
New York City Alcohol Abuse: New Poll Suggests Mayor Bloomberg Eyeing Booze For Next Public Health Campaign

New York City Alcohol Abuse: New Poll Suggests Mayor Bloomberg Eyeing Booze For Next Public Health Campaign

Commented Jul 25, 2012 at 15:04:25 in New York

“Life Lessons from 114 Year Old Doctor

Drink only Water.

By the time Leila retired in 2001, at the age of 103, she had cared for thousands of children through a career that spanned seven decades. She began practicing medicine before there was baby food and before many immunizations were developed. Yet as medicine progressed over the next 70 years, Denmark remained true to an early belief: good parenting, good nutrition, and common sense afford a child a good chance at a healthy life.

Dr. Denmark’s most famous simple prescription for longevity is “love what you do and eat right.”

Drink only water

We need to think about everything we eat and drink

Children and adults should eat fruit instead of drinking fruit juices

“Let’s do” is easier than do

Anything you have to do is work and anything you love to do is play

During the Great Depression, 11,000 of America’s 25,000 banks closed (Save what you can, appreciate what you have.)

Never raise your hand or your voice to a child

Parenting has gone out of style

The greatest change she’s seen in her lifetime has been the neglect of little children

Full list of her 18 Life Lessons: http://wholefed.org/2012/07/25/18-life-lessons-from-114-year-old-doctor/

Ian Welch
WholeFed.org”

idiot sensor on Jul 25, 2012 at 15:24:06

“hmmm,,my grandmother just turned 103,,,grits and redeye gravy every morning for her since she could eat them at 3,,,,who wants to be 114??”
Get Active! Secrets To Getting In Shape From <em>The Lancet</em>'s Report On Sedentary Lifestyle

Get Active! Secrets To Getting In Shape From The Lancet's Report On Sedentary Lifestyle

Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 13:39:49 in Healthy Living

“The CDC predicts that by 2030, 42% of Americans will be obese.

The traditional view that blames obesity on a failure of personal responsibility and individual will power is being questioned in the report. The IOM panel argues that people cannot truly exercise "personal choice" because their options are severely limited, and biased toward the unhealthy end of the continuum.

I don't mean to sound selfish here but I do believe at its core; Self Preservation is the primary motivation, it is human nature. By primary, I mean, it is the initial motivation that is the catalyst for your personal change. As an example,

I do believe if offered, more people could make healthier choices and in turn slowly chip away at the obesity of a nation. I do believe this is happening now. It is happening because the causation is disease and sickness. As I have stated before: The current path is unsustainable because it is killing off the customers. But it is going to take time. Lots of time.

Changing policies and public opinion, is like stopping the Titanic. At cruising speed of 32 knots it would take under a mile. The momentum is simply to powerful at this point to make significant change. My suggestion is to abandon ship. Grab your loved ones, jump on the nearest life raft, and row for your life.

Full Post: http://wholefed.org/2012/05/08/obesity-is-the-next-titanic-i-suggest-you-row/

Ian Welch
WholeFed”
huffingtonpost entry

New York Trans Fat Ban Made Fast Food A Bit Healthier, According To City-Funded Study

Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 12:02:07 in New York

“Our Refrigerator was recently convicted of attempted murder. It was only after “he” tried to kill me that I realized the danger we were in. In fact, it was while in the ICU following my quadruple bypass surgery , that I figured it out.

A great first step to start a nutrition makeover is by mentally taking an inventory of the food in your fridge. Open it up and take a panoramic view of its contents. Does it look like a friend or an enemy? Considering that 67% of us will die of a chronic disease associated with malnutrition, the danger is real.

What you stock your refrigerator with is a choice. A choice made long before the food made it home. It is a choice based on thousands of small decisions that confront you daily. Each decision needs to be approached with an overriding master plan. When you select items at the store ask yourself a question: does this belong in my refrigerator. Extend that same question to ordering at restaurants; is this something I would eat at home?

Full Post here: http://wholefed.org/2012/07/16/my-fridge-is-in-rehab-for-attempted-murder/

Ian Welch
WholeFed”
Chicken Superbugs May Be Responsible For Drug-Resistant Bladder Infections In 8 Million Women

Chicken Superbugs May Be Responsible For Drug-Resistant Bladder Infections In 8 Million Women

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 20:51:03 in Healthy Living

“The groundbreaking book, The China Study, authored by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, reveals what can be described as a startling, yet wholly intuitive, relationship between nutrition and disease. Dr. Campbell found that a whole-foods, plant-based diet can not only lower your risk for certain diseases, it can reverse their progression.

The 20-year China Study allowed Campbell to test and compare laboratory findings against a participating human population. Across China, over 100 villages participated – and the findings were consistent: a high consumption of animal-based foods is associated with more chronic disease, while those eating primarily a plant-based diet were the healthiest.

Full Post: http://wholefed.org/2012/06/01/the-western-diet-animal-protein-cancer/

Ian Welch
WholeFed.org”
Quinoa: Everything You Need To Know

Quinoa: Everything You Need To Know

Commented Jul 10, 2012 at 15:47:54 in Taste

“Quinoa is a cornerstone in my Plant Based diet. It is pound for pound equivalent to animal protein.

Here's another reason to eat Quinoa,

Not only has my weight dropped & sustained, my plaque is reversing less than a year after my quadruple bypass surgery.

Here are my results showing plaque reversal in 8 months of a Plant Based diet: http://wholefed.org/2012/05/03/reversing-plaque-maybe-its-the-aluminium-foil-hat-i-made/

Anyone can pick apart how long humans have been eating meat or how or brains would be the size of peas without animal protein. There are thousands of studies and experts that will refute any effort that promotes focusing your diet on grains, vegetables & fruits.

I say: try it. Try eating nothing but Plants & Grains for a week. Two weeks. One month. Don’t tell anyone, do it for yourself.

There is no downside… only upside.

Ian Welch”
huffingtonpost entry

6 Personality Traits Associated With Longevity

Commented Jul 6, 2012 at 23:45:43 in Healthy Living

“I deal in Municipal Bonds and have been since I turned 22.  Our group manages a large portfolio of bonds so I have the opportunity to meet our clients regularly. 

A majority of our clients are very high net worth and are self-made.  They have spent their lives working and are now enjoying the fruits of their labor. 

 

 

I am very impressed by this group.  They have no debt and never did; even when they were starting out.  They never spent more than they had and “cash is king”.  They are savers and tend to live their lives accordingly.  They will look for deals and check local gas prices to save a few pennies.  It is these skills that have allowed them to amass millions of dollars and enjoy life in retirement.  When they invest it is for safety and income.  They use tax-free bonds to squeeze out every cent from their investment.  When they buy equities, it is for the dividend, not the appreciation. 

There are of course exceptions, but the sampling of several hundred clients also reveals a very consistent characteristic: they are healthy. 

They approach nutrition in the same way they invest.  Consistent, cautious and diversified. They are conservative and treat everything in moderation.  They are careful in not overeating, drinking in excess and rarely do I see that any of them smoke.  

Full Post: http://wholefed.org/2012/03/30/a-penny-a-day-keeps-the-doctor-away/

Ian Welch”

isisreptiles on Jul 7, 2012 at 04:14:21

“I knew someone with many of those traits. He was the most miserable, depressed person I have ever known.”

ahanlonjr on Jul 7, 2012 at 00:32:04

“deal this...”
London Olympics 2012: McDonald's And Coca-Cola Ban Called For By London Assembly

London Olympics 2012: McDonald's And Coca-Cola Ban Called For By London Assembly

Commented Jul 6, 2012 at 11:33:07 in Home

“McDonalds is located in the Cleveland Clinic, how do you think they are going to get rid of them at the Olympics?

At the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, regarded as one of the finest hospitals in the world, you can eat a Big Mac and have cardio bypass surgery within the same building.

Why not put a McDonald’s in a hospital? At this point what is the difference. We might as well look at setting up cocktail lounges at local Alcoholics Anonymous meeting spots… the customers are already there right?

Having a McDonald’s in a Hospital is a perfect setup and could not illustrate the symbiotic relationship between food and health more clearly. It demonstrates the complete lack of logic that the health system embraces; and the utter lack of common sense by those who provide it.

One more thing, don’t blame McDonalds. They agree there food is a poor choice and simply feel if you are dumb enough to eat it you might as well be near a hospital. They are doing us a favor… in fact they should consider opening hospitals as part of their expansion plans.

“McDonald’s maintains that it offers food to suit any diet, and says it is not to blame for people’s poor choices.”

Full Post & McDonald's Response: http://wholefed.org/2012/04/12/573/

Ian Welch”
Healthy Food: 50 Of The Best In The World

Healthy Food: 50 Of The Best In The World

Commented Jun 29, 2012 at 11:18:00 in Healthy Living

“Top Nine Causes of Heartburn & Acid Reflux

Heartburn is a primary indicator that your body is not well.

I have very specific memories of being highly acidic prior to my diagnosis of heart disease.

I cannot possibly encompass all the benefits of maintaining a pH balanced body.

Top Nine:

Fried Food: Fried food is the single most recognized cause of reflux. It is also the food most often associated with heartburn, which is chest pain from esophageal reflux.

Deep-fried (or even not-so-deep-fried) foods are on the “bad list” because of their high fat content

Dairy: All high-fat foods cause reflux

Meats: Acid reflux is caused by high-fat cuts of meat—beef, pork, lamb—which stay longer in the stomach and increase the chance of acid reflux.

Caffeine: Coffee is highly acidic and it can stimulate the hypersecretion of gastric acids. Decaffeinated coffee has been shown to increase acidity to a greater degree than either regular coffee or caffeine alone. Coffee tends to speed up the process of gastric emptying, which may result in highly acidic stomach contents passing into the small intestine more rapidly than normal. This may lead to injury of the intestinal tissue

Full List Here: http://wholefed.org/2012/06/20/plop-plop-fizz-fizz-oh-how-dangerous-it-is/

Ian Welch
WholeFed.org”

Linda from Deerfield on Jun 29, 2012 at 13:22:28

“I don't mean to be flip, but all I had to do was lose about 5 pounds that I never should have allowed in the first place, and stop leaning over at the waist to garden. You are implying that everybody who eats / drinks certain foods has acid reflux, but of course it is not so.”
Supreme Court Health Care Decision: Individual Mandate Survives

Supreme Court Health Care Decision: Individual Mandate Survives

Commented Jun 28, 2012 at 12:40:41 in Politics

“Nearly 50 million Americans had no health insurance in 2010.

1 out of 4 have no health insurance.
2 out of 3 will develop either; cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.

If I was uninsured, avoiding a chronic disease would be at the forefront of my priority list; not that it isn’t for the insured as well. Having a stroke or diabetes can be extremely detrimental to your ability to maintain employment; not to mention the costs associated with the disease.

By adopting a diet that has a very high degree of success in decreasing your chances of contracting a chronic disease you are in essence providing yourself with an Insurance Plan.
The groundbreaking book, The China Study, authored by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, reveals what can be described as a startling, yet wholly intuitive, relationship between nutrition and disease. Dr. Campbell found that a whole-foods, plant-based diet can not only lower your risk for certain diseases, it can reverse their progression.

The key of this nutritional dietary overhaul: avoiding meat, dairy and processed foods and oil of any kind.

Being uninsured is a terrible situation to be in but there are steps that can reduce your chances of being in a catastrophic situation.

Full Post: http://wholefed.org/2012/04/20/a-plant-based-diet-is-a-free-health-insurance-plan/

Ian Welch”
Paula Deen Weight Loss: <em>People Magazine</em> Reports The Chef Lost 30 Pounds

Paula Deen Weight Loss: People Magazine Reports The Chef Lost 30 Pounds

Commented Jun 28, 2012 at 10:43:39 in Healthy Living

“It’s never too late to start reversing the damage done. Plants are the solution.

My plaque is reversing less than a year after my quadruple bypass surgery.

Here are my results showing plaque reversal in 8 months of a Plant Based diet:
http://wholefed.org/2012/05/03/reversing-plaque-maybe-its-the-aluminium-foil-hat-i-made/

Anyone can pick apart how long humans have been eating meat or how or brains would be the size of peas without animal protein. There are thousands of studies and experts that will refute any effort that promotes focusing your diet on grains, vegetables & fruits.

I take 10mg of Crestor a day. Maybe that is the cause of the Plaque reversal? Maybe it is the baby aspirin? Maybe it is the 30 mile run I ran on Sunday? Maybe it’s the aluminium foil hat I made myself to avoid cosmic radiation…

I say: try it. Try eating nothing but Plants & Grains for a week. Two weeks. One month. Don’t tell anyone, do it for yourself.

There is no downside… only upside.

Ian Welch
www.wholefed.org
Coffee Heart Benefits May Be Greater Than Thought, Journal Finds

Coffee Heart Benefits May Be Greater Than Thought, Journal Finds

Commented Jun 27, 2012 at 12:15:53 in Healthy Living

“Keep in mind coffee is highly acidic and not a benefit to chronic conditions like cancer and heart disease.

Heartburn is a primary indicator that your body is not well.

I have very specific memories of being highly acidic prior to my diagnosis of heart disease.

I cannot possibly encompass all the benefits of maintaining a pH balanced body.

Top Nine Causes of Acidity

Fried Food: Fried food is the single most recognized cause of reflux. It is also the food most often associated with heartburn, which is chest pain from esophageal reflux.

Deep-fried (or even not-so-deep-fried) foods are on the “bad list” because of their high fat content

Dairy: All high-fat foods cause reflux

Meats: Acid reflux is caused by high-fat cuts of meat—beef, pork, lamb—which stay longer in the stomach and increase the chance of acid reflux.

Caffeine: Coffee is highly acidic and it can stimulate the hypersecretion of gastric acids. Decaffeinated coffee has been shown to increase acidity to a greater degree than either regular coffee or caffeine alone. Coffee tends to speed up the process of gastric emptying, which may result in highly acidic stomach contents passing into the small intestine more rapidly than normal. This may lead to injury of the intestinal tissue

Full List Here: http://wholefed.org/2012/06/20/plop-plop-fizz-fizz-oh-how-dangerous-it-is/

Ian Welch
WholeFed.org

June 27, 2012 at 12:11 | Report abuse | Reply”

truthocentric on Jun 30, 2012 at 18:32:30

“Hey Ian, fried food is delicious. There's got to be some benefit to that.”
Could Alzheimer's Disease Be Brought On By Stress?

Could Alzheimer's Disease Be Brought On By Stress?

Commented Jun 26, 2012 at 08:55:30 in UK Lifestyle

“• According to Esselstyn’s research, just 3-4 weeks on a plant-based diet that’s high in greens, without meat, dairy, added fat or oil, is all it takes to start the healing process in (coronary) blood vessels, and put the nitric oxide factory back into business. Let’s hope it’s true for the blood vessels in the brain, as well.”
Full post: http://wholefed.org/2012/05/16/dont-forget-plant-based-diet-prevents-alzheimers/

Ian Welch
www.wholefed.org
Sugar In Soda: How Much Is Really In All Your Favorite Drinks?

Sugar In Soda: How Much Is Really In All Your Favorite Drinks?

Commented Jun 26, 2012 at 00:00:25 in Healthy Living

“Keep in mind soda is a major contributor for acid reflux.

Heartburn is a primary indicator that your body is not well.

I have very specific memories of being highly acidic prior to my diagnosis of heart disease.

I recall on a daily basis having issues with stomach acid and many nights literally waking up choking on acid reflux.  I was chewing tums, drinking baking soda and googling all kinds of home remedies … one remedy was to drink a vinegar and mustard mix, not in the least bit enjoyable.  I also would drink huge amounts of milk in an effort to quell the burn; I now understand that was the equivalent of adding gas to the fire.

Acid reflux is highly indicative serious health issues.  A normal body operates in a highly oxygenated environment and in the year and half of eating a Plant Based diet I have not had one episode of acid reflux.  This includes eating tomatoes, citrus, and spicy foods (cayenne, wasabi, horseradish, etc..) which are often included in the list of foods to avoid.  I truly believe that animal protein and oil causes 99% of all heartburn episodes.

Most of us instantly seek instant relief and we are served up a plethora of drugs for acid reflux.  Unfortunately , Plop, plop, fizz, fizz… is simply a band-aid for a much deeper issues. 

Full Post: http://wholefed.org/2012/06/20/plop-plop-fizz-fizz-oh-how-dangerous-it-is/

Ian Welch
WholeFed.org”
huffingtonpost entry

Dirty Dozen: EWG Reveals List Of Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies

Commented Jun 20, 2012 at 11:29:18 in Healthy Living

“Although this post includes eating dairy and meat; I feel it is a great starting point for those of you concerned about your nutrition and looking to make the initial steps towards eating an Organic Plant Based diet.

7 Foods You Should Never Eat
Prevention Magazine

Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals–and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health.

Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and sold with minimal processing. Often they’re organic, and rarely (if ever) should they contain additives. But in some cases, the methods of today’s food producers are neither clean nor sustainable. The result is damage to our health, the environment, or both. So we decided to take a fresh look at food through the eyes of the people who spend their lives uncovering what’s safe–or not–to eat. We asked them a simple question: “What foods do you avoid?” Their answers don’t necessarily make up a “banned foods” list. But reaching for the suggested alternatives might bring you better health–and peace of mind

1. The Endocrinologist Won’t Eat: Canned Tomatoes
2. 2. The Farmer Won’t Eat: Corn-Fed Beef

Full List: http://wholefed.org/2012/03/14/7-foods-you-should-never-eat/

Ian Welch
www.wholefed.org

tweedy54 on Jun 20, 2012 at 13:55:08

“Thanks....”
Practicing Positive Character Traits Could Boost Well-Being

Practicing Positive Character Traits Could Boost Well-Being

Commented Jun 19, 2012 at 13:15:38 in Healthy Living

“How To Live in the Positive

Prior to my bypass surgery I would not have considered myself a negative person. I am extremely social and charismatic and often find that I can find commonality with almost anyone. However, I think I lived with a certain amount of fear & guilt. Fear of financial failure and guilt that I was not taking better care of my health.

I also did not have an appreciation for the little things as I do now. It’s a cliche but life really is about the little pleasures, the daily joys that are often overlooked.

This buddhist prayer kind of sums it up.
Let us rise up and be thankful
for if we didnt learn a lot today,
at least we learned a little,
and if we didnt learn a little,
at least we didnt get sick,
and if we got sick,
at least we didnt die;
so let us be thankful.

I love to run long distances now and I relate to the following written by Marshall Ulrich, ultramarathoner. (He ran across the USA, 3000 miles in 52 days. He was 57 yrs old).
“One way I deal with the pain is to embrace it, to relaize that it also presents a gift; profound appreciation for whatever small thing comforts me, brings me pleasure, makes me laugh, satisfies my hunger, lightens my mood.

Full Post: http://wholefed.org/how-to-live-in-the-positive/
Ian Welch
www.wholefed.org

PenGoddess on Jun 25, 2012 at 17:06:18

“I kind of like the Tao as well...

Become aware of what is happening
How things happen
How things work

Be happy, content, and at peace with yourself”

george martini on Jun 20, 2012 at 19:54:29

“Thanks, I had no idea you were such a talented poemist.”
'Back At Square One': As States Repurpose Welfare Funds, More Families Fall Through Safety Net

'Back At Square One': As States Repurpose Welfare Funds, More Families Fall Through Safety Net

Commented Jun 19, 2012 at 13:08:43 in Business

“A Plant Based Diet is a Free Health Insurance Plan

Americans are not just becoming uninsured; they are staying that way. 26% of Americans aged 16 to 64 had no health insurance for part of 2011.

Nearly 50 million Americans had no health insurance in 2010.

1 out of 4 have no health insurance.

2 out of 3 will develop either; cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.

If I was uninsured, avoiding a chronic disease would be at the forefront of my priority list; not that it isn’t for the insured as well. Having a stroke or diabetes can be extremely detrimental to your ability to maintain employment; not to mention the costs associated with the disease.

By adopting a diet that has a very high degree of success in decreasing your chances of contracting a chronic disease you are in essence providing yourself with an Insurance Plan.
The groundbreaking book, The China Study, authored by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, reveals what can be described as a startling, yet wholly intuitive, relationship between nutrition and disease.

Dr. Campbell found that a whole-foods, plant-based diet can not only lower your risk for certain diseases, it can reverse their progression.

The key of this nutritional dietary overhaul: avoiding meat, dairy and processed foods and oil of any kind.

Full Post: http://wholefed.org/2012/04/20/a-plant-based-diet-is-a-free-health-insurance-plan/

Ian Welch
www.wholefed.org
Peaches, Plums And Nectarines Could Help Fight Obesity-Related Diabetes And Improve Heart Health

Peaches, Plums And Nectarines Could Help Fight Obesity-Related Diabetes And Improve Heart Health

Commented Jun 19, 2012 at 12:09:38 in UK Lifestyle

“My plaque is reversing less than a year after my quadruple bypass surgery.
I have outlined some of the pitfalls of filling our guts with guts; how the sun will shine brighter and the water will taste better if we eat lots of plants.

I am due for my next checkup at the Cardiologist in the next month. These are my results showing plaque reversal in 8 months of a Plant Based diet:

http://wholefed.org/2012/05/03/reversing-plaque-maybe-its-the-aluminium-foil-hat-i-made/

Anyone can pick apart how long humans have been eating meat or how or brains would be the size of peas without animal protein. There are thousands of studies and experts that will refute any effort that promotes focusing your diet on grains, vegetables & fruits.

I take 10mg of Crestor a day. Maybe that is the cause of the Plaque reversal? Maybe it is the baby aspirin? Maybe it is the 30 mile run I ran on Sunday? Maybe it’s the aluminium foil hat I made myself to avoid cosmic radiation…

I say: try it. Try eating nothing but Plants & Grains for a week. Two weeks. One month. Don’t tell anyone, do it for yourself.

There is no downside… only upside.

Ian Welch
www.wholefed.org
Human Population's Weight Estimated At 316 Million Tons

Human Population's Weight Estimated At 316 Million Tons

Commented Jun 18, 2012 at 10:28:56 in Science

“The irony is the greatest single activity we can do for the environment is to adopt a Plant Based diet.

Mark Bittman recently commented in the New York Times: Five years ago, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization published a report called “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” which maintained that 18 percent of greenhouse gases were attributable to the raising of animals for food. The number was startling. A couple of years later, however, it was suggested that the number was too small.

Two environmental specialists for the World Bank, Robert Goodland (the bank’s former lead environmental adviser) and Jeff Anhang, claimed, in an article in World Watch, that the number was more like 51 percent. It’s been suggested that that number is extreme, but the men stand by it, as Mr. Goodland wrote to me this week: “All that greenhouse gas isn’t emitted directly by animals. ”But according to the most widely-used rules of counting greenhouse gases, indirect emissions should be counted when they are large and when something can be done to mitigate or reduce them.”

Make a commitment to support your health by embracing a Plant Based diet. Once that commitment is made you will realize the enormity of the impact it has on a myriad of issues

Full Post: http://wholefed.org/2012/04/30/we-are-what-you-eat/

Ian Welch”

jonny dipstick on Jun 18, 2012 at 10:56:38

“I think we should adopt a moss based diet. Its wrong to eat anything that casts a visible shadow.”
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