Saturated And Unsaturated Fat

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Many people have heard about saturated and unsaturated fats in mainstream media. Today, I will be providing a little bit of clarity about the difference between the two, what foods they can be found in, and what they do to our bodies. In the wake of fad-diets, there is a lot of information that is out there that can be overwhelming and confusing. To have a better understanding of fats, and what they in our bodies, check out the information below: 

The recommended daily intake of saturated fat from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 

Eating a muscle is a health destroying habit

When I was a kid, if I were told that I’d be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would’ve thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30’s.

Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis.

After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a “plastic” community would be an understatement.

Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado.

I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, ” let’s become vegetarians”. I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, “okay”! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy.

So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, “The Little Kitchen”.

Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting.

I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I’ll elaborate on that in a minute.

But right now, back to “The Little Kitchen”. Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant.

The owner said to me, “Let’s make a deal. You do our tax return and we’ll feed you as well”. So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could.

But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, “Hawaii”. Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called,” Mr. Natural’s”. I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at “Mr. Natural’s.” To make a long story short, that’s exactly what happened.

So, I’m working at “Mr. Natural’s” and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle – it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka’anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner.

Since I was the new guy, and didn’t really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that’s exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water.

I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal.

Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I’m asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn’t thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, “You expected anything less”? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, ‘enchilada’s at “Natural’s” tonight’. I never had to cook anything else.

A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That’s when they found out I was an accountant and “Down to Earth” was born. “Down to Earth” became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years.

In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD’s that would call in asking for my credentials.

My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes.

I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii’s premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. She said,” If you want to be with me you’ve got to stop working on naked women”. So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years.

Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a “chicken” or “egg” or “fish” or “pig” or “cow” was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness.

The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well.

Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business.

For more, please view www.healthtalkhawaii.com and www.asanediet.com.

Namaste!

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Shows Promise for Elderly

“These findings could have profound significance if the protection afforded by vaccination among older adults is stronger than that of young adults because older adults are a very important target population for which we are targeting for protection with vaccination,” Chen says.

The purpose of the first phase was to assess safety and determine the most effective dose. Side effects seen in the first study included fatigue, chills, headache, muscle soreness, and pain at the site of the shot.

No placebo shots were given. Instead, recipients received two doses of either 25 micrograms or 100 micrograms given 4 weeks apart. The higher dose generated more antibodies in both groups. It also generated more side effects, including swelling and muscle soreness that lasted several days in some participants.

About 4 weeks after the 25-microgram shots, younger participants made an average antibody concentration of 323,945, while those ages 71 and up made an average concentration of 1,128,391 antibodies. After the 100-microgram shots, those ages 56-70 made an average concentration of 1,183,066 antibodies, compared to 3,638,522 in the older group.

The antibody responses measured in the study don’t necessarily mean that people are protected from infection. Researchers won’t know whether vaccination is protective until the end of the phase III trial, which is underway. But they are an encouraging sign.

“We were happy to see that the 100-microgram dose generated similar antibodies to those observed in 18- to 55-year-old recipients of the vaccine,” says Evan Anderson, MD, an associate professor of pediatric infectious disease at Emory University School of Medicine. The results from the younger adults were reported in an earlier study.

It’s not clear why this vaccine appears to generate such strong antibody responses, even among the elderly. “We don’t understand exactly why these immune responses in the older adults were still robust,” he says.

The study authors write that the antibody responses seen after the second dose of the vaccine are similar to those observed in patients who had recovered from COVID-19 and who had donated their blood for convalescent plasma. But they also note that right now, we don’t have a reliable biomarker that can tell us when someone is adequately protected against the virus.

The results were published today in TheNew England Journal of Medicine.

Doomscrolling And The Pandemic

Doomscrolling’s Impact On Mental Health

Over the past six months, many people have increased their screentime in efforts to stay updated on everything that is happening in the world. People are getting their news in social media and news outlet websites. Some news outlets that typically charge for a monthly subscription, such as the New York Times, have even eliminated their subscription fees in efforts to make news more accessible to people. Now, psychologist are warning about the potential dangers of “doomscrolling” and its effect on our mental health.

“Doomscrolling” is defined by the NYU Department of Psychiatry as “the act of endlessly scrolling down one’s news apps, Twitter, and social media and reading bad news.” It is this “doomscrolling” that can contribute to our feels of depression and anxiety. Although looking for updates in the news may seem harmless at first, it is easy for us to get sucked into the depths of everything that is out there online. To help prevent ourselves from being sucked into the dangers of doomscrolling, check out these tips:

  1. Set a timer for yourself. Next time you go to pick up your device to check the news cycle, set a timer on your phone for 5-15 minutes. This will allow you to get a brief check of the news, without getting too sucked in. It is even better if you can transition from checking the news a few times per day, to once per day. 
  2. Look for “feel good” stories. If you decide to check the news cycle on your device, try to look for at least one “feel good” story before you log off. This is likely to distract you from the negative emotions and can help boost your mood for the rest of the day.
  3. Do something “tech-free” before bed. We have all heard before that we shouldn’t go to bed in a bad mood. Doomscrolling right before bed can leave us going to sleep with feelings of anger, frustration, and sadness and can have a negative impact on our sleep. When we don’t get enough sleep, we are more likely to be in a negative state of mind the next morning, which can lead to even more doomscrolling the next day. So, instead of scrolling through your phone right before bed, try reading a book or meditating with a cup of tea.

Remember that there is nothing wrong with wanting to check the news cycle on a daily basis. We are living in a world that is full of uncertainty. But, overloading yourself with negative news can do more harm than good. Just limit your exposure so you can still feel connected without being overwhelmed. Finally, if you are feeling like doomscrolling is taking over your life, reach out to someone; you are never alone, and you might not be the only one who is struggling.

How often do you eat poison?

When I was a kid, if I were told that I’d be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would’ve thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30’s.

Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis.

After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a “plastic” community would be an understatement.

Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado.

I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, ” let’s become vegetarians”. I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, “okay”! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy.

So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, “The Little Kitchen”.

Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting.

I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I’ll elaborate on that in a minute.

But right now, back to “The Little Kitchen”. Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant.

The owner said to me, “Let’s make a deal. You do our tax return and we’ll feed you as well”. So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could.

But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, “Hawaii”. Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called,” Mr. Natural’s”. I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at “Mr. Natural’s.” To make a long story short, that’s exactly what happened.

So, I’m working at “Mr. Natural’s” and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle – it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka’anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner.

Since I was the new guy, and didn’t really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that’s exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water.

I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal.

Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I’m asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn’t thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, “You expected anything less”? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, ‘enchilada’s at “Natural’s” tonight’. I never had to cook anything else.

A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That’s when they found out I was an accountant and “Down to Earth” was born. “Down to Earth” became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years.

In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD’s that would call in asking for my credentials.

My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes.

I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii’s premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. She said,” If you want to be with me you’ve got to stop working on naked women”. So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years.

Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a “chicken” or “egg” or “fish” or “pig” or “cow” was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness.

The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well.

Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business.

For more, please view www.healthtalkhawaii.com and www.asanediet.com.

Namaste!

How to GIVE yourself cancer in 5 easy steps

Throughout
the years so many people have asked me how you get this disease and that
disease. Yet, no one has asked me how to get cancer. So, I thought that I would
supply all the information that you would need to get cancer, be it breast
cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer or even something like leukemia.

By
following the simple instructions that I am about to give you, you can give
yourself almost any form of cancer desirable and if you pursue these strategies
to their fullest potential, you can end up with several different forms of
cancer all at once. So, let’s get started and learn how to give yourself
cancer. 

If
you are aiming for a raging case of cancer, the first thing you’ve got to do is
start consuming food ingredients that actually promote cancer. One of the most
powerful cancer-promoting food ingredients of all is called sodium nitrate.

This
is an ingredient that is added to virtually all packaged lunchmeat products
including hot dogs, pepperoni, ham, salami, turkey and other lunchmeats and similar
products. You’ll also find it in bacon, sausages and other breakfast meats.
It’s listed right on the ingredient labels of all these foods. In order to find
sodium nitrate, all you have to do is walk around the supermarket, read the
ingredient labels of the various package meat products and purchase those
products that contain it. Then, consume them on a frequent basis and before
long, you will greatly increase your odds of being diagnosed with cancer. 

There
are other ingredients that are suspected of cancer as well. These include
hydrogenated oils, aspartame, saccharin, artificial flavors, artificial colors
and monosodium glutamate (MSG), just to name a few. A diet that is high in
refined carbohydrates has also been clinically shown to increase your odds of
being diagnosed with cancer, so be sure to get plenty of these foods in your
pro-cancer diet. That means chowing down on white bread, sweetened breakfast
cereals, white fluffy pancakes, candy bars, granola bars, cookies, crackers,
malasadas and sweets of all kinds. 

The
next thing you can do to give yourself cancer is one of the more obvious
things: take up a smoking habit. The more you smoke, the more likely you are to
get cancer, especially if you’re eating cancer-causing foods and ingredients as
discussed above. By smoking, you will multiply the carcinogenic effect of
everything else in your life. Before long, you will succeed in your goal at
being diagnosed with cancer. 

If
you would like to move things along a little more quickly, you can stay out of
all sunlight and use plenty of sun block and sunscreen any time you go outside.
This will prevent natural sunlight from touching your skin.

Now,
how will this give you cancer? It turns out that natural sunlight is powerful
prevention for cancer. People who get plenty of natural sunlight have a reduced
risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, breast cancer and many other
disorders that aren’t cancer related such as osteoporosis and mental
depression. By staying out of the sun or using sun block and sunscreen every
time you’re under the sun, you can prevent your body from preventing cancer
with each passing day. If you find it difficult to avoid the sun, just get a
night shift job where you work all night and sleep all day. That’s hugely
successful pro-cancer strategy. 

Another
thing you can do is avoid all physical exercise. It turns out that moving your
body helps you prevent cancer. Part of the reason is that body movement moves
lymph fluid around, and this is an important function of your immune system
that fights cancerous cells. If you refrain from all body movement, you will
hamper your body’s ability to fight off cancer, thereby increasing your odds of
being diagnosed with this chronic disease. 

One
thing to keep in mind in all of this is that everyone has cancer right now. In
other words, there are cancerous cells in the human body of every person who is
living and breathing right now, at this very moment. All you have to do to get
diagnosed with cancer is to make sure that your immune system is sufficiently
suppressed so that your body can’t take care of the cancerous cells on a
regular basis.

In
other words, if you destroy your immune system function through poor nutrition,
nutrient depletion, smoking, lack of sunlight and lack of physical exercise,
then your body won’t be able to do it’s job of cleaning up cancerous cells
around the body and as a result, cancer will become a full-blown disease in no
time. 

In
fact, all of these strategies for giving yourself cancer have one thing in
common: the suppression of your natural immune system.

Now,
if you’ve been following along and don’t have cancer yet from doing everything
mentioned here and you want to increase your odds even more, the very best
thing you can do is actually get chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

All
you have to do is go to an oncologist and tell them that you think you have
cancer and they may find some reason to put you on chemotherapy or radiation
therapy. These therapies do such an outstanding job of destroying the human immune
system that you might find yourself experiencing multiple cases of cancer at
various sites throughout your body in the subsequent months and years.

Chemotherapy is perhaps the most
effective method known to modern science for destroying the human immune system
other than working at Chernobyl or Fuckushima during a nuclear accident. So, if
you’re looking to contact cancer as quickly as possible, make sure that you get
chemotherapy into your life as early as you can. 

By
combining these strategies, you should be able to give yourself cancer without
much effort on your part and without having to wait too long. After all, it
would be a shame to die from natural causes and not have the opportunity to
“invest” in the research and development efforts of the pharmaceutical
companies who peddle anti-cancer drugs. 

You
might, at this time, be asking me “Why on earth am I writing an article that
tells people how to give themselves cancer”? The answer is because virtually
all Americans are following this plan right now, today.

They
are giving themselves cancer step by step by using precisely the detailed plan
that I have outlined here. And when they are suddenly diagnosed with cancer,
they have a puzzled look on their faces and ask, “Gee, why do I have cancer”?

The
answer is because they’ve been following the plan as outlined in this article –
all the foods they’ve eaten, their lifestyle choices, lack of exercise, lack of
sunlight, smoking habits and reliance on chemotherapy and other radiation
western medical procedures has, in fact, accelerated their cancer and put them
in the position they’re in today. 

All
I’ve really done in this article is describe the plan most Americans are
already following. This is the pro-cancer plan that is actually promoted by
brand-name food manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and most of
conventional medicine.

For
example, how many doctors are still screaming for people to avoid sunlight like
it was the plague?

Practically
all of them, last time I checked. It’s almost as if the entire medical
community actually wanted the population to get cancer. Sadly, the entire
anti-cancer campaign of conventional medicine seems to be limited to three
words: “Don’t smoke tobacco”! 

Of
course, most individuals aren’t really interested in contracting cancer. They’d
rather prevent cancer or even reverse cancer. Now, after learning how to give
yourself cancer, the process for avoiding it is fairly straightforward: don’t
do any of the things that have been mentioned in this article
.

That
is, avoid smoking, get plenty of sunlight, get outstanding nutrition and avoid
all food ingredients that are known to promote cancer such as sodium nitrate,
hydrogenated oils, refined carbohydrates and chemical additives. Also, avoid
chemotherapy since it is the most powerful way we know of to destroy the human
immune system, thereby leaving you more vulnerable to cancer. 

I’ve
presented this information as a unique way to get the point across to people
that if they don’t want to have cancer in their lifetimes, they need to get
off the cancer plan
and get on to a plan that actually prevents this
terrible disease. 

Aloha!

Sources

www.health.harvard.edu

www.preventcancer.org

Hesh Goldstein
When I was a kid, if I were told that I’d be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would’ve thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30’s.

Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis.

After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a “plastic” community would be an understatement.

Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado.

I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, ” let’s become vegetarians”. I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, “okay”! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy.

So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, “The Little Kitchen”.

Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting.

I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I’ll elaborate on that in a minute.

But right now, back to “The Little Kitchen”. Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant.

The owner said to me, “Let’s make a deal. You do our tax return and we’ll feed you as well”. So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could.

But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, “Hawaii”. Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called,” Mr. Natural’s”. I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at “Mr. Natural’s.” To make a long story short, that’s exactly what happened.

So, I’m working at “Mr. Natural’s” and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle – it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka’anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner.

Since I was the new guy, and didn’t really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that’s exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water.

I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal.

Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I’m asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn’t thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, “You expected anything less”? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, ‘enchilada’s at “Natural’s” tonight’. I never had to cook anything else.

A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That’s when they found out I was an accountant and “Down to Earth” was born. “Down to Earth” became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years.

In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD’s that would call in asking for my credentials.

My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes.

I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii’s premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. She said,” If you want to be with me you’ve got to stop working on naked women”. So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years.

Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a “chicken” or “egg” or “fish” or “pig” or “cow” was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness.

The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well.

Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business.

For more, please view www.healthtalkhawaii.com and www.asanediet.com.

Namaste!

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About the Author

When I was a kid, if I were told that I’d be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would’ve thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30’s. Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis. After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a “plastic” community would be an understatement. Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado. I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, ” let’s become vegetarians”. I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, “okay”! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy. So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, “The Little Kitchen”. Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting. I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I’ll elaborate on that in a minute. But right now, back to “The Little Kitchen”. Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant. The owner said to me, “Let’s make a deal. You do our tax return and we’ll feed you as well”. So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could. But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, “Hawaii”. Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called,” Mr. Natural’s”. I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at “Mr. Natural’s.” To make a long story short, that’s exactly what happened. So, I’m working at “Mr. Natural’s” and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle – it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka’anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner. Since I was the new guy, and didn’t really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that’s exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water. I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal. Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I’m asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn’t thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, “You expected anything less”? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, ‘enchilada’s at “Natural’s” tonight’. I never had to cook anything else. A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That’s when they found out I was an accountant and “Down to Earth” was born. “Down to Earth” became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years. In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD’s that would call in asking for my credentials. My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes. I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii’s premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. She said,” If you want to be with me you’ve got to stop working on naked women”. So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years. Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a “chicken” or “egg” or “fish” or “pig” or “cow” was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness. The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well. Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business. For more, please view www.healthtalkhawaii.com and www.asanediet.com. Namaste!

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Liver Health: Naturally taking care of your body

The liver is the largest internal organ in the body. This
organ has so many important jobs. Some of these include processing nutrients,
medications, hormones as well as helping prevent infections by removing
bacteria and toxins from the blood. The liver weighs about 3 pounds and is
located on the right side of the stomach. Think of the liver as about the size
of a football. It is protected by the rib cage, so we aren’t able to touch or
feel it. This organ is composed of two large lobes on the right and left sides.
The liver is assisted by the gallbladder and pancreas to perform its functions
which includes the digestion, absorption, and processing of food. Along with
its role in the digestive tract, the liver filters blood before it travels to
the rest of the body, metabolizes any medications we take, and make proteins
for our blood’s health.

As important as the liver is, there are a number of
disorders than can disrupt its functioning. Some of these conditions include
hepatitis which is inflammation of the liver, cancer, cirrhosis which is
permanent scarring, liver failure, and gallstones, just to name a few. This
dysfunction can be due to genetics, viruses, alcohol use, and obesity. Signs
that the liver is poorly functioning include jaundice (yellowing of the eyes
and skin), dark urine, chronic fatigue, easily bruising, abdominal pain, itchy
skin, and swelling of the legs and ankles. Factors that can put one at
increased risk for these symptoms includes unprotected sex, diabetes, obesity,
heavy alcohol use, drugs injected by needles, and tattoos or piercings. It is
important to find the cause and extent of liver damage upon any of these signs.
Alcohol use inflames the liver and excessive drinking leads to scarring. Treatment
is determined by these results, but always starts with lifestyle modifications
including stopping the use of alcohol and losing weight.

There are plenty of self-care approaches that can improve
liver health. This starts with detoxifying the liver. One of the main jobs of
the liver is to rid the body of toxins, so it is important to not have alcohol,
smoke, or excessive amounts of sugar including sucrose and fructose. Milk
thistle is associated with improving liver health. This herbal remedy can help
reduce inflammation. Green tea and vitamin E are also beneficial. Curcumin can
also help protect the liver. It is easy to take advantage of what our body can
do, especially when we don’t see these functions happen. Don’t take for granted
what your liver can do and is mean to do. As it works in silence, this organ is
critical for our health. Don’t toxify the detoxing organ in your body.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/liver-problems/symptoms-causes/syc-20374502

https://academicjournals.org/journal/JMPR/article-full-text-pdf/F13391C16262

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/detoxing-your-liver-fact-versus-fiction

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-dubious-practice-of-detox

everybodysfit

Megan Johnson McCullough owns a fitness studio in Oceanside CA called Every BODY’s Fit. She has an M.A. in Physical Education & Health Science, is a current candidate for her Doctorate in Health & Human Performance, and she’s an NASM Master Trainer & Instructor. She’s also a professional natural bodybuilder, fitness model, Wellness Coach, and AFAA Group Exercise Instructor.

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About the Author

Megan Johnson McCullough owns a fitness studio in Oceanside CA called Every BODY’s Fit. She has an M.A. in Physical Education & Health Science, is a current candidate for her Doctorate in Health & Human Performance, and she’s an NASM Master Trainer & Instructor. She’s also a professional natural bodybuilder, fitness model, Wellness Coach, and AFAA Group Exercise Instructor.

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Trump Picks Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court Justice

SOURCES:

Ballotpedia.org: “Amy Coney Barrett,” “California v. Texas,” “Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”

Letter to Synod Fathers from Catholic Women, Oct. 1, 2015.

Supreme Court of the United States: “October term 2020.”

Supreme Court of the United States: “Justices.” 

NPR: “Who Is Amy Coney Barrett, Front-Runner For the Supreme Court Nomination?”

New York Times: “Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg’s Seat on the Supreme Court.”

Hillsdale College:”Conversation with Amy Coney  Barrett,” 2019.

Jacksonville University: Hesburgh Lecture,2016.

Notre Dame Law School: Amy Coney Barrett.

Senate Judiciary Committee:Confirmation hearing,Sept.6, 2017.

White House Rose Garden announcement, Sept. 26, 2020.

Prenatal Pot Use Impacts Kid’s Future Mental Health

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Expectant mothers who smoke pot in pregnancy could increase their baby’s risk for mental or emotional problems later in childhood, a new study finds.

Marijuana use during pregnancy was associated with a host of problems in the preteen years, researchers report.

Children exposed to pot in the womb were more likely to experience internalizing disorders such as depression and anxiety, as well as externalizing disorders such as lashing out at others or ADHD, researchers found.

These kids also were more likely to have problems socializing with others and sleeping well, and were at greater risk of mental problems like schizophrenia or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

These risks held firm even after researchers accounted for other risk factors such as home life and family history of mental or emotional problems, said lead researcher Ryan Bogdan. He’s an associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

“They are small associations,” Bogdan said. “They’re not whopping large effects that are going to increase the likelihood that children are going to be experiencing these problems by twofold or anything like that. But they exist beyond these confounding variables.”

Also, among the kids studied, a mom’s pot use during pregnancy — however small — influenced the course of a child’s development more than either alcohol or tobacco use, which also were considered, Bogdan added.

“The effects of marijuana in this data set were much larger and more consistent than the effects of alcohol or tobacco use,” Bogdan said.

This is cause for concern because marijuana is often seen as a legitimate means of treating medical problems like morning sickness, said Patricia Aussem, associate vice president of consumer clinical content development for the Partnership to End Addiction.

“While some pregnant women may be using marijuana for recreational purposes or to address nausea and vomiting, exposure to the substance during pregnancy can adversely impact the developing fetus,” said Aussem, who wasn’t part of the study. “If help is needed for nausea, pain, sleep or other problems, the best course of action is to discuss it with their health care provider and follow recommendations that are known to be safe during pregnancy.”

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The study was published Sept. 23 in JAMA Psychiatry. Bogdan and his university colleagues evaluated data on children born between 2005 and 2009 to nearly 10,000 mothers across the United States. These kids have been studied since before birth, as part of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study.

The researchers compared how kids fared if their mom kept using pot after learning she was pregnant against kids whose mom either never used marijuana or stopped during pregnancy.

Pot use during pregnancy was associated with a host of mental, emotional and behavioral problems tracked by widely used screening tools like the Child Behavior Checklist, researchers said.

It could be that the chemicals in marijuana interact with the fetus in ways that alter a child’s later brain development, Bogdan said.

Bogdan noted that the body’s endocannabinoid system — the brain receptors that respond to THC, the chemical in pot that causes intoxication — is not expressed until around six weeks after conception in humans.

“That is roughly around the time that most mothers in the study learned they were pregnant,” Bogdan said. Moms who kept using pot exposed those newly formed brain receptors to THC, potentially altering the course of development, he said.

But because this was an observational study, it’s also possible that other factors related to marijuana use or developmental problems could be to blame, Bogdan added.

Outside factors could include the parents’ genetics; their family history of mood or mental problems; prenatal vitamin use, or kids born early or with low birth weight.

Regardless, Bogdan said he would urge expecting moms to not use pot until more is known about the risks involved.

“These findings really suggest that clinicians and dispensaries should discourage use among women who are pregnant or even considering becoming pregnant,” Bogdan said. “These data and the potential impact of prenatal cannabis exposure on offspring, I think, gives us concern about the safety of cannabis use during pregnancy.”

Aussem agreed.

“There are many studies indicating that prenatal cannabis use can cause problems including low birth weight, impulsivity, problems with attention span and the ability to learn,” Aussem said. “Just as with nicotine, alcohol and other substances, pregnant women should avoid marijuana use throughout their pregnancy.”

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Sources

SOURCES: Ryan Bogdan, Ph.D., associate professor, psychological and brain sciences, Washington University in St. Louis; Patricia Aussem, M.A., L.P.C., associate vice president, consumer clinical content development, Partnership to End Addiction;JAMA Psychiatry, Sept. 23, 2020

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Understanding Fiber

A Basic Guide

We see it in the news, we hear it from doctors: start eating more fiber! But what is fiber, what does it do, and how does it help us? If you find yourself asking any of these questions when you hear about fiber, you are not alone. A lot of people might not even know what it is or how it can help you either. Check out this guide below to learn more about fiber and all of its benefits!

What is it? 
Fiber is a substance in food that your body is unable to digest. Unlike proteins, carbohydrates, and fats which your body can digest and absorb, your body is unable to digest fiber and it will pass through your small intestine and colon undigested. There are two main types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is the type of fiber that turns into a gel-like substance when mixed with water that is in your intestines. Soluble fiber can be found in bananas, apples, oats, citrus fruits, beans, and barley. Insoluble fiber is the type of fiber that promotes the movement of material through your colon. Insoluble fiber can be found in whole-wheat flour, wheat bran, nuts, green beans, and potatoes. 

How does it help? 
Soluble fiber helps to lower cholesterol levels by decreasing LDL, or “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood. It can also control blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. This can help to improve overall blood sugar levels. Insoluble fiber helps to maintain regular bowel movements and increase stool bulk, it can also help to maintain colon health by reducing risk of hemorrhoids. Overall, both types of fiber can help you achieve a lower weight if your goal is weight loss. This occurs because high-fiber foods are filling and take longer to digest. If you feel full for a longer time, you are less likely to snack on those low-fiber, high calorie foods. 

How much do you need? 
The current recommendation from the Institute of Medicine recommends that males age 50 or younger consume 38 grams per day, and 30 grams per day for males age 51 or older. For females, this is 25 grams per day for those 50 or younger, and 21 grams per day for those 51 or older. 

This is just a basic guide to fiber; to learn more, ask your doctor or dietitian. Fiber can help you in many different ways and is in a lot of delicious foods. Making small changes like having a bowl of fruit and nuts to snack on during the day or even adding a bowl of steamed vegetables to your dinner may be enough to start feeling the improvements. Just grab your favorite fruit or vegetable to get some fiber!