Excellent talk, please take a peak, she talks about the vital nutrients for your brain’s mitochondria. Eating tons of greens, sulfer vegetables, and berries helped turned her disease (MS) around. This researcher/doctor promotes dropping gluten and dairy. She has other great talks via YouTube (a great way to listen to the latest scientists – TEDtalks, GoogleTalks, MIT, Yale, Harvard, etc.; you don’t have to spend tons of money or travel to access these great talks – go for it!). Go raw, eat your greens, change your life compassionately. FYI my pause in publishing is due to job change busyness, my passion for eating raw veggies and fruits grows and grows as I see it works!

This quick video clearly and simply animates the impact of free radicals and antioxidants, enjoy:

This one on the Immune Response is great; artsy and sciencey all in one, check it out:

One more very well done, the speaker draws and labels while explaining, see:

Overview of the Immune System

This video provides a general idea of produce/nuts you can get for ~$140.00 at Costco. Basically you can get a ton of great produce there cheaply (even though its not all organic its still better than other choices). You enter a huge walk-in refrigerator where they fork lifted in boxes of produce; that keeps prices down and freshness up. We also frequent local health food grocery stores, farmers markets and join CSAs which are vital for getting locally grown produce, etc.

Check out this database of free medical journals put out by the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

From Scientific American:

“…there are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than human cells, according to Carolyn Bohach, a microbiologist at the University of Idaho (U.I.), along with other estimates from scientific studies. (Despite their vast numbers, bacteria don’t take up that much space because bacteria are far smaller than human cells.) …Further, probiotics—dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial microbes—have been shown to boost immunity. Not only do gut bacteria “help protect against other disease-causing bacteria that might come from your food and water,” Huffnagle says, ‘they truly represent another arm of the immune system.’…As U.I.’s Bohach says: ‘We do not completely understand the full impact of our bacterial flora on our health and physiology.'”

Lets embrace the community of cells. That sounds like more what we are right? A community? FYI probiotic milks and kefirs can be coconut based, keep looking in your health food stores if you haven’t seen them yet. Good Belly is one source, also SO is creating coconut based creamers, etc. Good luck everyone finding those non-dairy alternatives.

Udo Erasmus has a probiotic product, in pill form, find it stored safely in refrigeration in your store.

Also see related New York Times article: Tending the Body’s Microbial Garden
Published: June 18, 2012

A friend of ours grew a jungle last year and this year already has an entire box of delish radishes. They are fun to eat, greens and all. We found they grow fast and easily, as we planted a whole package of radish (cherry belle) seeds 6 days ago and already the leaves are coming out, take a peak in the video below. Below see a delicious spread (hempspread.com) I had to note, it is full of great nutrients. Also funny, I ate like 6 bananas today, partly in honor of the nice vlogger who asks is it more extreme his eating 25 bananas a day or is it more extreme to kill a cow and eat that? Check him out  via Youtube at this link. He is definitely getting plenty of protein on his non-meat diet.

I wanted to share a youtube I enjoyed. This nice fellow touches on so many great food concepts, please listen if you have a minute. Also a tip: Buy 5 oz. boxes of washed greens, open, toss in salad dressing right into the box and voila there is your fresh little salad!

Listen to this Phd. Biochemist, Hagen Schroeter, talk about food research.

Here is the concept I found most interesting:
We can say flaxseeds (my example) are good for you or that some part of the seed is good for you. What part survives food processing? What compound results in your body’s metabolism of the seed? What compounds (if any) remain bio-active and move systemically? I think I got that right, feel free to listen and provide feedback. He explains why it is not simple to see the mechanism or reality of why a particular food is good for you.

Scientific American: Science Talk
Man from Mars: Health and Nutrition Research at Mars, Inc., and Beyond
Hagen Schroeter, the director of fundamental health and nutrition research at Mars, Inc., talks about research on bio-active food compounds and the search for why a healthful diet is good for you
January 5, 2012