I highly recommend Sciencedaily.com for the latest research in a wide variety of subject areas including health and nutrition. Do a search for any health or nutrition related subject on this site and you will probably find a lot to read. Also check out ScienceNews.org and RealClearScience.com for articles on your area of interest.
Books.google.com Take a look at books before you buy them.
Dietary Supplements Functional Foods
Health and Longevity
Wheat Germ Spermidine Longivity
Scientists successfully tune the brain to alleviate pain
Recommended Reading I have read over 20 health books and these are the ones that I have bought (or soon will) to add to my library.
(Most important reading to start: The wrappers of everything you eat for a week. Do the math.)
Anti-cancer A new way of Life Very important info. This book will help you with the motivation to increase your vegetable intake. AntiCancerBook.com
Beating Cancer with Nutrition Good info and patient profiles of people who beat cancer or extended their life with nutrition.
The New Longevity Diet Good info on Longevity Nutrients. His food families and some of the longevity nutrients in each are in Notes 1 at the bottom of the page.
Eating Well, Living Well: An Everyday Guide for Optimum Health
Great prices. Great returns policy. I’ve sent back over $350.00 worth of stuff that didn’t work for me and gotten refunds to my PayPal account. About 28 items in the last 10 orders. (Sometimes they send gift certificates for part of the refund for some reason.)
Bulk site with best variety. No returns.
Good bulk site. Not as wide of a selection as ForestRX. No returns.
Thevitaminshoppe.com Local stores.
Alohamedicinals.com Medicinal mushrooms. (Some available from forestrx and znaturalfoods.com also) They no longer sell bulk to individuals, you must order through a health shop. I ordered kilos of Cordyceps and a 50/50 Reshi/Mitake blend that lasted for 2+ years.
Rain-Tree.com Amazon rain forest herbs. Taoofherbs.com
Other bulk sites
Nuts.com Allbulkfoods.com Starwest-botanicals.com
Herbco.com Greenbulk.com (large quantity) Purebulk.com
Health Websites and pages
whfoods.com World’s Healthiest Foods Great food list and info.
whfoods.org Recipe Assistant AuthorityNutrition.com
Essential Nutrients in the World's Healthiest Foods
Health Studies on Whole Grains Whole Grains A to Z
Mediterranean diet SuzanneSomers.com JonnyBowden.com
RealAge.com CancerGuide.org The Immune System
National Senior Games
Research and Info Sites
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MayoClinic Health Information Health.gov DiabetesLibrary.org
Nutrition.gov NutritionData.Self.com Harvard Nutrition
MedlinePlus PubMed National Institute on Aging
RaySahelian.com CancerAction.org.gg BioInfoBank Library
Linus Pauling Institute Prescription for Health
Aging and Glycation
How Advanced Glycation End Products Cause You to AGE!
Advanced Glycation Endproducts and Aging Skin
Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk of Death, Study Suggests
Coffee or Tea: Enjoy Both in Moderation for Heart Benefits, Dutch Study Suggests
Curcumin Helps Change Gene Function to Combat Cancer (Tumeric)
Is cabbage the ultimate anti-cancer food?
Medicinal Mushrooms Support Cancer Treatment
Medicinal Value of Cordyceps Mushrooms
Considering DHEA Read this @ RaySahelian.com
Personal experiences and observations
My health journey started in 1985 when I quit a two pack a day smoking addiction. It was at least my third try. It was about the only healthy thing I did in my first 40+ years. In 1993 I had a motorcycle accident, a crushed ankle and now walk with a cane. After a blood test the doctor tried to put me on cholesterol medication. I did the math and being one who does not like spending money on doctors and prescription meds I changed my diet and brought it down in a couple of months.
By 2003 I made my once or twice a decade visit to the doctor and my cholesterol was back up and I had around 5-6% loss of liver function from booze. (I have done way more than a lifetime of drinking in way less than a lifetime.) I was in danger for metabolic syndrome. I had quit hard liquor in 2000 and finally quit beer and wine in 2004 and started a very slow stroll towards a healthier lifestyle. I started medicinal mushrooms, Cordyceps, Reshi and Maitake in 2005 as well as Milk Thistle and other herbs for my liver.
Green pepper back pain - While reading one of Jonny Bowden’s books I came across a sentence that green peppers caused some people back pain. At the time I had back pain that went beyond the lower back and I was at the time slicing up green peppers with all my vegetables. I cut green peppers out and the back pain noticeably decreased.
Cordyceps – I started taking Cordyceps mushrooms from Aloha Medicinals after reading Medicinal Value of Cordyceps Mushrooms. I started taking these mushroom and began waking up with morning sexual arousal again. By varying the amount of Cordyceps I take I can control whether or not I wake up every morning with sexual arousal. Goto Kola also helps with this
Sinus congestion and Tumeric - I was used to buying about 2 bottles of nasal spray a week for chronic sinus congestion. I bought a bottle of Tumeric to try and within an hour my sinus congestion cleared up. I haven’t used a hit of nasaL spray in years
Soy powder - This was very interesting. I took it for 2 days and experienced severe depressive feelings which went away a day after I stopped taking the soy powder. I plan to experiment with other forms of soy to see if there is something else that agrees with me.
Hip pain - I had chronic hip pain that has to a large extent gone away with diet and exercise.
The Raker Rejuvenation Regime
Let food be thy medicine and they medicine they food. Hippocrates c. 460 BC – c. 370 BC
There is a doctor who will write you prescriptions 24 hours a day and who is always in. There is within your house a magical device that will introduce you to this doctor. No, it is not your telephone.
Before you are introduced to your doctor you must first perform health visualization. Go into your bathroom and place both hands on the sink. Look down at the drain. That is where your health is going if you continue eating SAD (the Standard American Diet). Now raise your eyes and look straight ahead. There in the magical device is your 24 hour doctor who writes a prescription every time you go to the pharmacy (Grocery store).
What prescriptions has your doctor been writing lately??
Dr. Ornish prostate cancer patients 50% watchful waiting 50% lifestyle changes
Pg. 20-21 Anti-cancer A new way of Life
BRCA 1 and 2 breast cancer Page 22 Anti-cancer A new way of Life
Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Red Cabbage, Kale,Leeks,Spinach
Look up the foods you hate here World’s Healthiest Foods and read about their nutrients and health benefits. Then consider ordering powder from ZNaturalFoods.com or ForestRX.com.
Go to Google Images and type in the condition you are trying to avoid. Use a selected image to help your willpower along.
Put on your best spandex and your dancing shoes, put your ear buds in and dial up your favorite music cuz we’re going Snake Handling!!.
I want you to walk up to the door of the church (grocery story), twirl once or twice and go through the door, do a little dance(you are in the Spirit of Health), then head for the aisle where that food that you can’t resist, that food that tastes soooo good, that food you know is filled with POISON awaits.
I want you to dance a little in the Sprit of Health and look that food right in its wrapper. Pick That Food Up!!! Cry out “I am filled with the Spirit of Health”. “This POISON is not stronger than me”. Read the label as you twirl, cry out to the POISON “Hallelujah! I am filled with the Spirit. You have no power over me” as you twirl and dance in the aisle with the POISON high above your head.
Now put that POISON Down!! (No! Not in the cart. On the Shelf!) Stay in the Spirit of Health and go buy something healthy.
(This will also get you through the checkout line faster. People will be afraid to get in your way.) Snake Handlers video
(Keep eating large quantities of high fructose corn syrup and your innards will probably look like the guys hand in the video.)
Just pick up that favorite POISON and put it back down.
Willpower is a muscle!! Use it or loose it!!
2006 The American Cancer Society concludes that as many as half of the cancer deaths in the
More calories eaten than burned = Gain Fat.
More calories burned than eaten = Lose Fat.
Is There Such a Thing as Eating Too Many Fruits and Vegetables?
I have tried some of the appetite suppressants such as Hoodia. It suppressed my appetite but when it wore off my appetite was back looking to eat whatever chased it away. I sent it back.
The only thing I have found that works for me is the Indian herb Garcinia Cambogia Article 1 Article 2 @RaySahelian.com. I went from 161 down to 156 in about 2 weeks. And when I combined it with Green Coffee Bean Extract I went down to 146. Do your research. Note the precautions. Garcinia Cambogia contains hydroxycitric acid which is claimed to helps burn fat and depresses the appetite.
The good news is: There is a Fountain of Youth!!!
The bad news is: It’s Sweat!!
According to the New England Journal of Medicine 10 weeks of strength training for 50 frail men and women in their 80’s and 90’s increased their weight lifting ability by 118%, their walking speed by 12% and their stair climbing ability by 28%.
According to the New York Times Book of Health exercise benefits you in the following areas: Hearth disease and Stroke, Cancer, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Weight, Immunity, Arthritis, Depression, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Memory and Sleep.
Light and Moderate Physical Activity Reduces the Risk of Early Death, Study Finds
Walk Much? It May Protect Your Memory Down the Road
Couch Potato, if you are looking for immediate results this is the place to start. I started with 5 minutes of Pilates/Yoga moves before I got out of bed and now it’s 7 minutes and I get really pissed if I oversleep and have to cut it short. Big reduction in lower back pain and aches and pains altogether. I feel much better throughout the day and sometimes do stretching in the evening.
Mayo Clinic Stretching slideshow
Stretching Charts Questions about the charts? CALL 1-800-333-1307
The Complete Guide to Joseph H Pilates Techniques of Physical Conditioning
Yoga and Stretching Exercises Beneficial for Chronic Low Back Pain, Study Finds
Yoga Reduces Stress; Now It's Known Why
Changing Brains for the Better: Article Documents Benefits of Multiple Practices, Such as Physical Exercise and Meditation
Walking, Jogging, swimming,
Yes, ladies, you too!
Creep up on yourself
YouTube.com Just type in exercise
Exercise More – Age Less – Live Longer
Aerobic Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Dementia, Researchers Say
Aerobic Exercise Bests Resistance Training at Burning Belly Fat
Exercise Slows Muscle Wasting from Age and Heart Failure
Have you paid a visit to the Fountain of Youth this week??
HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS
Always keep in mind that herb and supplement sellers have the same objective as Big Pharma – Move Product. There are a lot of wild claims out there and you have to sort through it. Once your research is done - Buy and Try to find out what works for you.
I’ve been experimenting with different herbs off and on for many years. (One of my first herbal experiments was the purple ringed fungi that grows in cow patties back in the 70’s) I’ve found that about 1 out of every 5 or 6 herbs or more does something that I notice. The number of things that really work well, that really rock you are probably 1 out of 25 - 30. Buy and try is the only way I’ve found to find them.
In the last 10 Swanson orders (less than a years worth of orders) I have sent back about 30 test items. I have been experimenting for years off and on and there is probably some duplication but I would conservatively estimate I have tried 75-85 different herbs.
My Big Three –
1. Cordyceps – morning arousal 2005
2. 2. Tumeric – sinus congestion 2010
3. Garcinia Cambogia and Green Coffee Bean Extract - weight loss 2012
I take the supplements below 3 times a week. Since I cannot know without expensive tests exactly what my body is deficient in I think supplementation in small amounts is a good idea.
Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits Declines with age Food Sources @LPI
Acetyl L Carnitine Benefits Declines with age (LPI)
Carnosine Article Anti-aging
Vitamin E complex Should always include d-beta, d-delta and d-gamma tocopherol in addition to alpha
CoQ10 Benefits Food Sources @LPI
Cordyceps Mushroom Medicinal Value of Cordyceps Mushrooms
Selenium Selenium Nutritional Research Center Research
Food Sources @ whfoods.com
Glucosamine Chondrotin MSM
Daily at less than the recommended quantity on the bottle
Tumeric Turmeric Health Benefits TumericResearch.com
Fish Oil and Salmon Oil or Cod Liver Oil
Vitamin C Info
Ginkgo Biloba Ginkgo Biloba Research Greenpaper
Green Tea Grape Seed Pine Bark
Ground Flaxseed Info @ whfoods.org
Saw Palmetto for Prostate
Think I take a lot? Futurist and member of the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame Ray Kurzweil took the following supplemnents Ray Kurzweil’s supplement list (scroll down.) He began testing himself for reaction time, memory, tactile sensitivity, and hormone, vitamin and nutrient levels 17 years ago when he began his supplement regieme. Then he tested like someone 38. Now he tests like someone 40 but chronologically he is 17 years older. From Chasing Life
Considering Vitamin D? The 'D' Debate: Can Vitamin D Solve All Your Problems? The power of D
Natural Products Association - Consumers
On the Experimental Side.
Looking for something different??? African Dream Root or Calea zacatechichi Let me know what they’re like. I haven’t tried either . . . . yet.
I live in a camper trailer on a tree farm. A soil survey showed arsenic (used in the 30’s and 40’s as an insecticide) and some other unpronounceable chemicals in heavy concentration in the SW quarter of the 20 acres. Across the ditch is a sod farm operation that does a lot of spraying, fertilizer, insecticide, weed killer. I have to be careful when walking on windy days or I get sprayed too.
I think detoxification is a good idea.
That being said, Detoxification is a subject that seems to have a lot of wild claims. If you are considering it do your research. Here are some links to info and products that I use from time to time.
The Herxheimer Reaction Book: The Healing Crisis
Chlorella Growth Factor Research on CGF
Milk Thistle Dandelion Yellow Dock
Burdock Root Coriander Bentonite Clay
(you should take a multi-vitamin 2 hrs after using this as it chelates vitamins and minerals out of your system too.
Detox vegetables - Pull up the following vegetables at The World’s Healthiest Foods and do a search (Control F) for detox
Broccoli has 26 matches Cauliflower has 7 matches Kale has 7 matches Cabbage 2 matches Collard Greens has 8 matches
Brussles Sprouts has 12 matches Mustard Greens has 7 matches
Turnip Greens has 7 matches
For an everyday detox, Eat your Vegetables.
7 Cleansing Foods for a Natural Detox
Detox and Chlorella claims page
Dr. Oz had precancerous colon polyps. Suzanne Somers survived breast cancer.
Catch something early enough and the chances of beating it are much better. Yearly check-ups are simply a basic health move. Particularly when you are older. Here are some links to blood testing sites if you are the more hands on type.
MUSIC Never forget the power of music to add please to your life.
Amazon.com mp3 Just type in the name of your favorite group.
YouTube.com It’s best to download music videos as some are taken down from time to time for copyright reasons.
Dire Straits anyone?
LAUGHTER AND HUMOR
Watch TV on the Internet. Hulu.com
Married with Children anyone? The Andy Griffith Show
On YouTube.com Gallagher George Carlin and many others.
My Favorite Monkey (This always make me laugh!)
Try meditation. I’m just starting to explore this.
Evidence Supports Health Benefits of 'Mindfulness-Based Practices'
Evidence Builds That Meditation Strengthens the Brain
Of body and mind, and deep meditation
Finding Right Meditation Technique Key to User Satisfaction
Chinese Meditation Prompts Double Positive Punch in Brain White Matter
"The calamity of the information age is that the toxicity of data increases much faster than its benefits," Nassim Taleb.
Let food be thy medicine and they medicine they food. Hippocrates
The good news is: There is a Fountain of Youth!!! The bad news is: It’s Sweat!!
Exercise More – Age Less – Live Longer
Eat to Live don’t Live to Eat
I hope that you found something of interest here. Notes are below. A final note is at the end.
May you live long and prosper, may you eat healthy foods and may Frankenfoods not eat you.
Notes From The New Longevity Diet
LN = Longevity Nutrients
Cereal Family – Wheat, rice, corn, oats, rye, barley, millet, sorghum
Longevity Nutrients – include phytates, lignans, protease inhibitors
Citrus Family – grapefruit, kumquats, lemons, limes, oranges, tangelos, tangerines, citrons.
LNs – include monoterpenes
Composite Family – Lettuce, endive, escarole, chicory, dandelion greens, artichokes, spice tarragon.
LNs – include inulin, oligofructose,
Fungus Family – Mushrooms, morels, truffles, yeast.
LNs – include nucleotides
Beet Family – beets, chard, spinach, quinoa,
LNs – several
Gourd Family – cantaloupe, honeydew, Persian melon, muskmelon, pumpkin, watermelon, squash, zucchini, cucumber.
LNs – includes glutathione
Grape Family – raisins, fruits that grow on vines
LNs – include tannins
Heath Family – blueberry, cranberry, lingonberry, teaberry,
LNs include lignans
Laurel Family – avocados, bay leaves, cinnamon, sassafras.
LNs – several Avacado – glutathione
Legume Family – soybeans, peanuts, beans
LNs – several including phytoestrogens, saponins. Saponins dominate this group.
Lily Family – onions, chives, asparagus, garlic, leeks, scallions, shallots.
LNs – several including organosulfur coumpounds
Maize Family – corn.
LNs – several including phytates, protease inhibitors.
Mint Family – Spearmint, peppermint, thyme, sage, rosemary, oregano, marjoram.
LNs – include monoterpenes, phytosterols
Mulberry Family – Figs
LNs – include tannins
Mustard Family – Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, radishes, turnips, watercress.
LNs – include isothiocyanates
Parsley Family – parsley, caraway, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, carrots, celery, celeriac.
LNs – several including lignans, pyrroloquinoline (PQQ)
Plantain Family – bananas, plantains.
LNs – includes tannins, inulin, oligofructose, glutathione.
LNs – include phytosterols
Nightshade Family – potato, eggplant, green and red peppers, chilies, tomatoes.
PNs – include – potatoes – protease inhibitors – green peppers – PQQ
Rose Family – Apple, pear, quince, blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, strawberries.
LNs – Apples – quercetin
Nut Family – Walnuts, pecans, cashews, brazil nuts.
LNs – include arginine, phytates
Tea – tannins, PQQ
Chocolate Family – cocoa, kola bean.
LNs – include arginine
Meat Family – Carnitine
Poultry Family – Chicken, turkey, partridge, quail, pheasant, goose.
LNs – taurine
Fish Family – glutamine, arginine, taurine
Seafood Family – crab, shrimp, scallop, crayfish, lobster, clam, oyster, mussel, octopus, periwinkle, squid.
LNs – include nucleotides
Dairy Family – Cheese, milk, yougurt.
LNs - CLA
My only recipe Chicken, Rice and Vegetables
¼ cup Wild Rice Wild rice has twice the protein and fiber of brown rice, but less iron and calcium. Whole Grains
¾ cup organic brown rice Cook according to Brown rice instructions.
2 chicken breasts cooked and chunked.
1 can black beans, 1 can dark red kidney beans, Corn,Peas and Carrots. Cooked together in a pot. (These are great by themselves.)
(Don’t use mixed vegetables with string beans, ruins the flavor.)
Add spices – salt, pepper, parsley flakes, paprika, dash of oregano, dash of red peppers to rice and vegetables while cooking.
Garlic and Onions
Dice 5 cloves of garlic and a half or so of onion.
Mix in a container.
Can be bagged and frozen. I make one a week on Sunday and take it to work. Keeps in a cold refrigerator for about 4-5 days. It is on occasion funky on Friday.
Recommended Daily Fat Intake
18 or less
20 or less
24 or less
25 or less
31 or less
Notes 5 Additional articles
Adopt an Anti-Cancer Diet
Healthy Habits Can Prevent Disease
Oral Hyaluronic Acid: Anti-aging, Skin, Joints and Healing
Immune-Boosting Herbs and Spices from Your Spice Rack
How Your Immune System Works
From the lab to your plate
Some Exercise Is Better Than None: More Is Better to Reduce Heart Disease Risk
Yoga's Ability to Improve Mood and Lessen Anxiety Is Linked to Increased Levels of a Critical Brain Chemical, Research Finds
Siginificant Benefits of Yoga in People With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Study Shows
New Study Finds New Connection Between Yoga and Mood
Notes 6 Recommended
Mind Boosters by Ray Sahelian RaySahelian.com
Chasing Life by Sanjay Gupta CNN Chief Medical Corrospondent
Living Proof A Medical Mutiny He survived 10.5 years after multiple myeloma diagnosis CancerAction.org.gg
Foods that Fight Cancer Good book on nutrition.
The Okinawa Diet Plan
Notes 7 Glycation inhibitors
From 1 source
Vitamins B1, C and E
Black, green and white tea
And from another source
There is enough pain in life; there should be no pain in death.
World Federation of Right to Die Societies
Final Exit and other books on the right to die.
Right to Die @ PublicAgenda.org