Welcome back everybody from Thanksgiving! I hope you had a wonderful time with your friends and family. For many of us Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday of the year. We should all be grateful for what we do have, in spite of what we may not have.
Integrative medicine is increasingly coming into the news and we are all realizing the important role that our Lifestyle has in affecting our health.
In this podcast I discuss several new articles which have come out.
First I talk about the new information which is just come out on the importance of vitamin D for elderly women. Low vitamin D in these two articles have been associated with impaired cognitive function. This is directly connected with the new epidemic that we are seeing of Alzheimer’s disease. The article is HERE.
I then go on to talk about the new information on high fructose fueling the type II diabetes epidemic. This is research done at the University of Southern California and also the University of Oxford. These articles show that there are potential significant risks in consuming high levels of high fructose corn syrup. Unfortunately the United States has the highest consumption of this product. The average American consumes 55 pounds of high fructose corn syrup per year. The second highest is Hungary with 46 pounds per person per year.
The author is quoted as saying “This research suggests that high fructose corn syrup can increase the risk of type II diabetes”. The researchers are calling for better labeling of both fructose and high fructose corn syrup content in foods and beverages in our country. You can read the article HERE
Before we start our interview I talk about the article that just come out showing that many couches in the United States contain toxic chemicals which are associated with lowered IQ, impaired motor development, impaired behavioral development, and low birth weight in children
You can read about it HERE
MY GUEST THIS WEEK
In this podcast I’m delighted to have my colleague Michael Gregor, M.D. Dr Gregor is a founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety and public health issues. Currently Dr. Gregor serves as the Director of Public of Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. Hundreds of his nutrition videos are freely available at NutritionFacts.org with a new video uploaded every day.
I encourage all my readers to subscribe to his daily video by signing up at his website HERE. You will find his daily 2 minute videos of great value for improving your health.
In this interview I ask Dr. Gregor how he founded nutritionfacts.org, and it’s a very interesting story about how he gets all his articles and does the videos by himself. All of this information is on his website for free and it is amazingly updated on a daily basis.
I use this podcast to ask some important questions that my listeners and I are probably very interested in.
I start out by asking him what are his thoughts on the best diet to prevent cancer and heart disease.
After you listen to his answer here I encourage you to watch his lecture on this subject on my site HERE. His lecture is called “Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death.
We go on to discuss the whole myth about protein and a vegan diet. There is a lot of information on this in the interview.
We then go on to talk about fish oil, DHA and EPA. Again we discussed this extensively and I will let you draw your own conclusions from the podcast.
In the next part of my interview we will discuss the importance of calcium and the correct dosages to take. I also ask him on the next podcast about growth hormone shots which are so popular amongst people who can afford it. In the next podcast we also talk about hormones and specifically PMS and menopause.
Join me in two weeks to listen to part two.
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