Sunday, June 7, 2015

Suggestions for Jim Harbaugh

Some of the positive decisions we can make regarding our health are as follows: 1. Foods that contain tryptophan, which is the amino acid [protein] imperative for serotonin production. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter found in our brain that’s associated with mood, food intake regulation, limbic system functions, pain and sleep. The foods include-seaweed, soy nuts, cottage cheese, chicken livers, Turkey, chicken, tofu, milk, crab, lobster, sesame and sunflower seeds, cashew and almonds, Swiss and cheddar cheese, oat bran and  Chia seeds. 2. 100% organic soy milk. 3. Fermented foods that can carry more B vitamins. Vitamin K and enzymes. These can enhance healthfulness, improve flavor, are self-perpetuating and help with digestibility. The foods are-yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, sour cream, Kombucha, coffee, wine, beer, cheese, pickles, sauerkraut, and vinegar. 4. Probiotics-re-colonize  the small and  large intestine to crowd out disease causing bacteria, restore acid balance to intestinal flora, improve digestive health, and may help with stress, anxiety and depression. The foods -yogurt, kefir, dark chocolate, blue-green algae, miso soup, pickles, soft cheese, sauerkraut, and Kombucha Tea. 5. Olive oils-McEvoy Ranch, Trader Joe’s, BR Cohn, Lucini, Kirkland signature, 365 Everyday Value are considered either very good or  excellent. 6. Carotenoids inhibit the spread of leukemia cells and lowers the death rate in cancer. Foods include squash, melons and cucumber. 7. Anthocyanin’s reduces oxidative stress, protect the GI system, blocks bad estrogen activity and reduces stress-induced apoptosis. Purchase red and blue fruit. 8. Polyphenols decreases inflammation, protects arteries from oxidative damage, antioxidant and enhance apoptosis. Found in tea, coffee and cocoa. 9. Polyphenols increase apoptosis and related to less cancer and less progressive cancer later in life. Drink green tea. 10. Flavonoids reduces cancer cell proliferation, causes cell cycle arrest and enhances apoptosis. Found in Quercetin. 11. Ellagic acid decreases inflammation, protects arteries from oxidative damages and is an antioxidant. Don’t forget your raspberries. 12. Indoles protects against breast cancer, decreases risk of lung, colon cancer, enhances immune function and may protect from environmental toxins. Found in cruciferous vegetables. 13. Garlic slows down the bad genes and Sulurophane speeds up the good genes. Eat your broccoli. 14. Protective spices include-Curcumin, ginger, fine, rosemary, basil, oregano, cayenne. 15. Protective herbs include milk thistle, echinacea, green tea, lemon balm, licorice, fennel and St. John’s Wort. 16. Anti-inflammatory foods include-wild fish and fish oil, flaxseeds, onion and garlic, bright colored fruits and vegetables,curcumin, ginger, fine, rosemary, basil, oregano, cayenne. 17. Antioxidant foods are blueberries, kale, strawberries, spinach, Brussels sprouts, plums, broccoli, red grapes, beets, and oranges.

Yes, there are things we can do to protect ourselves from the chemical, food, and government complex. For those that can, homegrown farming might be one way to consider. For the rest of us, we just have to be smart and eat our fruits and vegetables. The best diet out there is a Mediterranean Diet. Becoming a vegan is not a bad idea either. In any event, the choice is yours. Time for me to leave and ride my wife’s new equine. She calls him Patches. He is a young Mustang.

This is what I did for breakfast and lunch. I had the following in part, in my smoothie: yogurt, blue-green algae, carrots, cucumber, broccoli, ginger, orange, beets, strawberries, dates-100% organic soy milk, coffee, eggs and olive oil. I feel healthier already.

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