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Interestingly, a food’s color actually tells you exactly what it is used for in the body. Science is just beginning to notice and realize that often the components of plants that have the highest medicinal properties are the colors themselves. This is fascinating research, and Chinese medicine has taught us much about how the colors of our foods cultivate health in specific areas of our bodies and the energetic components of each. The term for the color pigments in foods are appropriately termed "phytonutrients" ("fight"-o-nutrients) because it turns out that the colors in our food are what help us "fight off" disease and aging. Armed with this information, we need to look beyond the typical nutrition label and begin considering the color and vibrancy of our food choices. As it turns out, our bodies actually have specific receptors to various food color pigments, and this is why it is critical we
Biophotons Science History and Research Alexander Gurwitsch (1874-1954) was a Russian-Soviet biologist who was the first researcher to discover the biophoton and originated the “morphogenetic field theory.” Biophotons are ultra-weak light emissions that are emitted by all living organisms. This is a well-documented science, and benefits of biophoton and bioelectron science extend from raw food nutrition and yoga to meditative practices and multivariate ways to measure health and disease within the body (1-3). Gurwitsch spent much of his time studying plants, living embryos, and the intricate processes of cell division. In 1922, he described the morphogenetic field: “such a field is produced by the developing body itself, rather than appearing in an unknown way in the space surrounding the developing organism” (4). Other researchers, such as Pjotr Garjajev and Fritz-Albert Popp, further expanded on these discoveries and were able to measure communications from DNA molecules in the form of ultraviolet
A supercharged nutritional lifestyle has three main aspects of radiant health empowerment, and each step builds on the next: Step 1: Diet The foundation for what we eat on a daily, meal-by-meal basis. Ideally, whole plant foods will comprise 90 percent or more of calories consumed every day. (Optimal: mostly plant based, “nutrient dense”, vibrant, colorful, fermented vegetables, utilizing various herbs and spices, etc.) Step 2: Insurance Policy Once diet is established, the next step is to fill in the nutritional gaps that are missing from our diets due to various uncontrollable factors (e.g. demineralization of the soil, factory farming, poor climate conditions, sub-optimal growing conditions, etc.). Even a varied and completely plant-based diet in today’s commercial farming and mass producing world will be deficient in some, if not many, critical nutrients needed for health. Many people take a multi-vitamin and/or multiple supplements every day as a way to fill
What is the latest science on the performance-enhancing qualities of nitrate-rich vegetables?   References: A M Jones. Influence of dietary nitrate on the physiological determinants of exercise performance: a critical review. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2014 Sep;39(9):1019-28. W T Clements, S R Lee, R J Bloomer. Nitrate ingestion: a review of the health and physical performance effects. Nutrients. 2014 Nov 18;6(11):5224-64. F Wang, S Dai, M Wang, H Morrison. Erectile dysfunction and fruit/vegetable consumption among diabetic Canadian men. Urology. 2013 Dec;82(6):1330-5. F J Larsen, T A Schiffer, S Borniquel, K Sahlin, B Ekblom, J O Lundberg, E Weitzberg. Dietary inorganic nitrate improves mitochondrial efficiency in humans. Cell Metab. 2011 Feb 2;13(2):149-59. M Murphy, K Eliot, R M Heuertz, E Weiss. Whole beetroot consumption acutely improves running performance. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Apr;112(4):548-52. D A Hobbs, M G Goulding, A Nguyen, T Malaver, C F Walker, T W George, L
Those eating a more plant-based diet may naturally have an enhanced antioxidant defense system to counter the DNA damage caused by free radicals produced by high-intensity exercise.   References: A. Mastaloudis, T.-W. Yu, R. P. O'Donnell, B. Frei, R. H. Dashwood, M. G. Traber. Endurance exercise results in DNA damage as detected by the comet assay. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 2004 36(8):966 - 975 M. C. Fogarty, C. M. Hughes, G. Burke, J. C. Brown, T. R. Trinick, E. Duly, D. M. Bailey, G. W. Davison. Exercise-induced lipid peroxidation: Implications for deoxyribonucleic acid damage and systemic free radical generation. Environ. Mol. Mutagen. 2011 52(1):35 - 42 M. C. Fogarty, C. M. Hughes, G. Burke, J. C. Brown, G. W. Davison. Acute and chronic watercress supplementation attenuates exercise-induced peripheral mononuclear cell DNA damage and lipid peroxidation. Br J Nutr. 2013 109(2):293-301 N. A. Casanova, M. A. Carballo. Antigenotoxic activity of watercress
https://youtu.be/0z03xkwFbw4 New research led by Prof. Eran Segals and Dr. Elinavs research unit indicates a drastic change in blood sugar levels between two individuals on identical diets - this may explain why some struggle to lose weight while others, on the same diet, stay lean and fit. The scientists even developed an algorithm that can calculate ones blood level based on his or her biology and lifestyle. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Antioxidants
By Dr. Mercola Antioxidants are, without a doubt, an essential part of optimal health. Even conventional Western physicians now acknowledge the significance of getting sufficient antioxidants from your diet or taking high-quality antioxidant supplements. But do you know how antioxidants function in your body and what types you need? I have compiled all the basic facts about antioxidants to broaden your understanding of these nutrients, for you to better appreciate their importance in keeping you youthful and healthy. What Are Antioxidants? Antioxidants are a class of molecules that are capable of inhibiting the oxidation of another molecule. Your body naturally circulates various nutrients in your body due to their antioxidant properties. It also manufactures antioxidant enzymes in order to control free radical chain reactions. Some antioxidants are produced by your body, but some are not. In addition, your body's natural antioxidant production can decline as you age. Antioxidants play a
https://youtu.be/E4katnfHzXA Joel Fuhrman, M.D., is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including The Dr. Oz Show, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly. Fuhrman's own hugely successful PBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible Health! and Fuhrman's Immunity Solution! bring nutritional science to homes all across America. As a former world class figure skater, Fuhrman placed second in the United States National Pairs Championships in 1973 and third in the 1976 World Professional Pairs Skating Championship in Jaca, Spain. Today, he is an active participant in multiple sports and is a health and fitness enthusiast. His dedication to sports medicine, foot and body alignment, injury prevention, and human