STARVING FOR A LONGER LIFE
Severe calorie restriction has been found to turn on longevity genes in a wide variety of life forms, including humans. Conditions of severe stress like starvation stimulate a family of genes called sirtuins, which to preserve life, cancel the effects of aging. Since living in starvation is not an overly appealing thought for most of us, one alternative is to increase consumption of a compound called EGCG (epigallococatechin-3-gallate) found in green tea. Drinking green tea will not compensate for a poor diet, but 5-6 cups daily (or in supplements) combined with a healthy diet and exercise might contribute to increased longevity.
FOODS TRIGGER MIGRAINES
Migraine sufferers often have food triggers (certain foods that cause vasodilatation) that precede migraines. Some migraines are caused by food allergies, or hormonal imbalance. Many migraine sufferers see drastic improvements once trigger foods and allergies are identified and removed. Many often see beneficial results with increased levels of B vitamins, magnesium, fish oil, and feverfew. To maximize health when suffering migraines, be your own advocate and use a journal to help identify trigger foods and food sensitivities, have your hormones checked, and add B vitamins, magnesium, fish oil or feverfew to minimize migraines.
GMO FOODS AND TUMORS
Monsanto will not release the internal studies it has completed on Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods, but the few studies completed outside of Monsanto show tumor growth, DNA disruption, gut bacteria disruption and infertility when animals are fed GMO feed for a lifetime. Organic products do not contain GMO foods by definition, so avoid the risks of GMO foods by purchasing organic foods whenever possible.
YOU ON ANTIOXIDANTS
Antioxidants work by donating an electron during the oxidation process to prevent damage from bouncing free-radicals created by trans fats, excess iron, toxins, pollutants, exercise, metabolism and a host of other oxidation reactions in the body. Be sure you are consuming enough colorful, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables containing loads of Vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene to provide these powerful antioxidants for your body. Think of colorful fruits and veggies as the true “life-savers”, because that’s what they do.