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Workshop (Mondays) – Part 1 – How Food and Body Interact

How Body and Food Interact

** Workshop title: Healing Chronic Illness Through Nutrition ** Workshop location: CERF Ranch ** Session title: Part 1 – How Food and Body Interact ** Session dates: Every Monday through out September, October and November See the calendar below for the session dates. ** Session times:  10

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Metabolic Patterns of our Organs

Each of our organs has a unique metabolic profile!   The metabolic patterns of our brain, muscles, adipose tissue, kidney, and liver are strikingly different.   Brain Glucose is our first fuel of choice for the brain, except during prolonged “sugar” starvation. The brain does not store fuel and hence requires a

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What Happens to Muscles During Exercise?

Adopting a regular exercise routine is one of the best things that you can do for your long-term health. With each passing year, researchers learn more about the benefits of frequent movement. Exercise benefits all tissues in your body, including your heart, blood vessels, muscles, bones, ligaments,

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DHA: An Essential Brain Food

When NASA scientists began their search for the perfect space food for astronauts, they turned their attention to marine algae. What they discovered was that algae was a rich source of the fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The result of their investigation produced a nutrient dense food

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Hopes for new Alzheimer’s drug dashed

A major trial of a drug to treat mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease has ended in failure. Patients on solanezumab did not show any slowing in cognitive decline compared to those treated with a placebo, or dummy drug. The results of the trial were much anticipated

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Lifting weights could make you more intelligent, study suggests

Regularly lifting weights could make you more intelligent, a new study of people with the early signs of dementia suggests. A group of people aged 55 to 86 with ‘mild cognitive impairment’ – a precursor of Alzheimer’s disease – were asked to carry out a mix of

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Ketogenic Diet and Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy and Parkinson’s

Neuro-protective and disease-modifying effects of the ketogenic diet Abstract The ketogenic diet has been in clinical use for over 80 years, primarily for the symptomatic treatment of epilepsy. A recent clinical study has raised the possibility that exposure to the ketogenic diet may confer long-lasting therapeutic benefits

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How Does Ketogenic Diet Work?

What is  Ketogenic Diet? How does it work?   First, let’s look at what our body uses for energy. We use for energy primarily dietary carbohydrates (pasta, rice, sugars) and/or fats (butter, fatty meats, oils, nuts). Our body “habitually” uses dietary carbs and sugar as fuel as long as our regular

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