Silver Bullet Flax Seed Oil

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The super star among all eatable oils – often called the Happiness Oil. Recent research even assumes that flax seed oil has a preventive effect on diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. However, this has not been proven.
Flax seed oil has an extremely high content of omega-3 fatty acid. Particularly worth mentioning is the alpha-linolenic acid, an important building block for the tissues of heart, retina and brain.
Flax seed oil has a fine nutty aroma, but is very sensitive and turns rancid quickly when exposed to light and air. Therefore, purchase flax seed oil in the smallest possible containers and store in the refrigerator. You will find that most containers on the market have a comparatively short shelf life.
Never heat flax seed oil! Use in salad, yogurt, or add after cooking to oatmeal or vegetables.

Nothing Beats a Home Cooked Meal! Our Roasted Cabbage Noodles are Absolutely Delicious!

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Ingredients for 1 Serving:
1 serving grated cheese
1 serving green or pointed cabbage
1 serving rye crisp bread
Herbs and spices: caraway or cumin, 1 TBsp. olive oil

Preparation:
Crumble rye crisp bread,  cut green and pointed cabbage into fine stripes. Roast bread in a dry pan and then put aside. Stir-fry the cabbage in a pan, add the roasted bread and season to taste with some caraway or cumin. Sprinkle with grated cheese and roast until crispy. Serve immediately. Enjoy your meal!

30 Reasons for Healthy Nutrition: Better Oral Hygiene – Less Cavities 

 

 

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More than 91 percent of the American population between the age 20 and 64 suffers from tooth decay. According to scientific findings, nutrition plays an important role both in the development and prevention of tooth decay. An acidic environment, caused by too many sugary and acidic foods and insufficient water intake, significantly increases the susceptibility to tooth decay.

 

Be Mindful and Meditate

Meditation is a seen in prehistoric wall arts originated in India and Buddhism. Today, we have neurosciences research on the topic and state “… that 50-year-olds can have the brain of 25-year-olds if they sit quietly and do nothing for 15 minutes a day.” This is reported by Business Insider. Give it a try if just to improve focus and lessen stress!

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More than an Apple a Day …

… preventing the most common disease! Dr. Greger has scoured the world’s scholarly literature on clinical nutrition, and developed this brand-new live presentation on the latest in cutting-edge research on how a healthy diet can affect some of our most common medical conditions.
Watch Dr. Greger’s very interesting movie about diseases and nutrition right HERE.

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How can Yoga benefit Weight Loss?

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June 21 was International Day of Yoga – and it made us think! How can Yoga benefit Weight Loss or Weight Maintenance. Well, with the latter everyone can agree easily. But Yoga also supports your weight loss goal, simply by the deep breathing and Yoga exercises that use your own body weight. Interested? – Read further in the following article:
https://www.gaiam.com/blogs/discover/how-to-lose-weight-with-yoga
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30 Reasons for Healthy Nutrition

Healthy Eaters Don’t Need Diets

Excess weight disappears permanently and on its own. The weight regulates itself as a desired side effect. Body forming also just happens. Diet frustration and the dreaded yo-yo effect are finally a thing of the past. The times where your thoughts go round in circles how to finally reduce weight come to a rest. Your focus will shift to essential questions and dreams in your life.

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Food for Thought:

The Center of Science in the Public Interest (CSIP)hand-1549136_1920 just published a very interesting Info-Graphic on facebook, which linked to the following article. Giving food for thought: What to Eat – the Grandparents’ Diet!

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Let’s think about the world we bequeath to our children and grandchildren!

Staying Mentally Fit and Healthy into Old Age with the Right Nutrition

Recent research suggests that the classic Western diet with its many industrially-processed, fatty foods causes an increasing number of depressive and anxiety disorders. Unhealthy eating promotes inflammatory processes in the body and may contribute to a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. A study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh with 247 participants showed that with a diet consisting mainly of tuna, salmon, olive oil, avocado and sweet potatoes, the participants showed far fewer depressive symptoms than the other group of test subjects, most of whom preferred industrially-processed foods.

More and more neuroscientists are recognizing the complex ways in which our food intake is related to brain health. A large number of studies have already been conducted and the list of foodstuffs that are supposed to be the right “food” for our brain is getting longer and longer – fish and the Omega 3 fatty acids, for example, are at the top of the list when it comes to preventing psychoses and depression. Lactic acid bacteria in fermented foods such as yogurt, pickles and sauerkraut appear to help alleviate anxiety and worry, while foods rich in antioxidants such as green tea and fruit can help keep dementia and Alzheimer’s at bay. One or two comparative studies are of course still required to clarify and supplement these findings. However, the most certain evidence to date is that the so-called Mediterranean diet of fruit, vegetables, fish, lean meat, olive oil and a glass of red wine every now and then is refreshment for the brain. In Western cuisine, on the other hand, frozen pizza, packaged soups and canned food are often on the table. According to a representative survey by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, 20% of German households cook their own meals “actually never” or “at most once a week” – and 47% of German men and 22% of German women eat meat every day, which the experts also regard as being problematic.

In a study published in 2015, scientists even found evidence that poor nutrition “shrinks” the brain. The psychiatrist Felice Jacka, together with colleagues from Deakin University and the University of Melbourne in Australia, analyzed data from a longitudinal Australian study on mental health. At the start of the study, the subjects were between 60 and 64 years old, gave detailed information about their eating habits and underwent a brain scan. Their brains were scanned again four years later, and the focus was on the hippo-campus – which is considered the center of our memory. We also know that the hippo-campus shrinks with increasing age. The study results clearly showed that the left hippo-campus had become much smaller in the test persons who preferred hamburgers, steaks, french fries and soft drinks and declined fruit and vegetables, compared to those of test persons of the same age group who mostly preferred Mediterranean food.
The researchers are still not quite sure exactly which mechanisms are behind these findings. According to science, inflammatory processes could be one of the triggering factors. A high sugar content diet in particular promotes metabolic changes and inflammation in the body and several studies have shown that these inflammatory processes play an important role in brain diseases.

Epidemiologist Martha Morris and her team at Rush University in Chicago established similar relationships between nutrition (Mediterranean and low-salt) and cognitive decline in old age. In the observational study, 960 older people were asked about their eating habits and their mental fitness was regularly checked. Five years later, participants who said they often ate vegetables, berries, nuts and olive oil and little fried, fast food and red meat were less frequently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In the mental test, they also scored as well as subjects who were 7.5 years younger, but who had eaten unhealthy food.

Conclusion: A healthy diet combined with exercise and mental activity can help keep the “grey matter” fit longer in old age.

Silvia Bürkle
Metabolic Balance

Source:
1.    Jacka, F.N. et al.: Western Diet is Associated with a Smaller Hippocampus: A Longitudinal Investigation. In: BMC Medicine 13,215, 2015
2.    Morris, M.C. et al.: MIND Diet Associated with Reduced Incidence of Alzheimers’s disease. In: Alzheimers’s & Dementia 11, P. 1007-1014, 2015
3.    Sarris, J. et al: Nutritional Medicine as Mainstream in Psychiatry. In: Lancet Psychiatry 2, P. 271-274, 2015