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video of Dr Weil key instructions : This eight-minute video is the distilled essence of Dr. Weil’s nutritional teaching! Dr. Weil outlines the fundamental elements of his Anti-Inflammatory Diet – including what to eat, what not to eat, and other essential bites of food wisdom.
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Dr Weil on FB Is your refrigerator teeming with less-than-healthy foods? If so, make a clean sweep and replace them with wholesome anti-inflammatory choices:

Get rid of: Creamers with unhealthy fats, artificial additives or sugars, regular margarines or spreads that contain “partially hydrogenated oil,” yogurt with added sugar, sugary fruit or artificial sweeteners, fruit juices and American or processed cheeses including “cheese food.”

Replace with: Organic, hormone-free whole milk; organic unsweetened soy, almond, rice or oat beverages (look for products that do not contain the thickening agent carrageenan, and that are calcium-fortified); plain, full-fat organic yogurt (add your own organically grown fruit); and small amounts of natural, hard cheeses.

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Dr Weil article on Face Book - Concern for sugars in fruits???
In most cases, you don’t have to worry about the sugar in fruit, although there’s considerable confusion about this. First of all, there’s much less sugar in fruit than in foods and drink – only about 20 grams in an apple, for example compared to 40 grams in a can of soda. Better yet, fruit is nutritious – besides sugar, it gives you fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidant pigments and other phytocompounds that promote health. Soda provides only sugar and calories. When you eat fruit, your body responds differently from the way it reacts to consuming soft drinks and sweets: in both cases, your blood sugar levels rise, but the increase after eating fruit is less pronounced.
That’s true for whole fruit. But fruit in other forms – like juice and smoothies – will drive blood sugar up faster. Dried fruit gives you concentrated sugar – a lot more than you would get from fresh fruit.
If you’re concerned about the sugar in specific fruits, take a look at the glycemic index (GI), which lists how fast carbohydrate foods are converted in the body to blood glucose. You’ll see that there are big differences, depending on the type of fruit. I recommend choosing those that rank low (below 55) on the GI scale, such as apples (38), cherries (22), grapefruit (25), oranges (44), pears (38), or plums (39). Intermediate GI fruits include banana (55), cantaloupe (65), mango (55), papaya (58), and pineapple (66). High GI fruits include dried dates (103) and canned fruit cocktail (79). If you have diabetes, it is also important to pay attention to the size of the fruit you eat – choose a small or medium-sized apple over a large one (or eat only half of the large one). A quick and easy measure of the right serving size is the amount that can comfortably fit in the palm of your hand.
The high glycemic load of some fruits can provoke insulin resistance and worsen metabolic syndrome. People with these problems should stick to eating whole fruits and limiting servings of dried fruits to one-quarter cup per day. There is another downside to consuming too much fruit – a rise in serum triglycerides, which can increase cardiovascular risk.
My anti-inflammatory diet calls for three to four daily servings of fresh, seasonal, or frozen fruit, organic whenever possible. If you eat canned fruits, choose water-packed products and drain them before serving.
Andrew Weil, M.D.

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Healthy Snacks - Dr Weil's newsletter
***Berries. They are sweet, easy to pop into your mouth, and a much healthier choice than a candy bar. Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are all anti-inflammatory, rich in flavonoids and carotenoids, and offer immune-boosting antioxidant activity.
***Crudités. The fiber in veggies will help fill you up, and they provide a nice, satisfying crunch. Choose a wide range of colors (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots are good choices) and serve with plain, preferably organic yogurt - add some fresh herbs and seasonings for flavor.
***Nuts. When eaten sparingly, nuts are a terrific snack. Walnuts are one of Dr. Weil's favorites, as they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Almonds and roasted soy nuts are also good choices. Nuts can be high in calories and fat (even if it's the healthy monounsaturated kind) so don't overindulge.
***Dark chocolate. An ounce of dark chocolate now and then will satisfy a sweet tooth while providing antioxidant polyphenols. Choose high quality dark chocolate with at least 70 percent pure cocoa, and enjoy the rich flavor.

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Seasonal foods - Dr Weil Newsletter - Blood Oranges
A hybrid of the ever-popular sweet orange, blood oranges are smaller in size, more assertive in flavor and have a red-hued flesh. An excellent source of vitamin C, oranges also provide dietary fiber and calcium, and may help support immune function, protect against cardiovascular disease, promote gastrointestinal and respiratory health and prevent kidney stones and ulcers. Blood oranges are in season now, and can make for an elegant presentation - place thin slices on top of fish or poultry, or section and toss in a salad. You can also simply enjoy them the old-fashioned way: peeled and eaten on their own.
Tip: Oranges tend to rank high on pesticide residue lists, so choose organic when possible, especially if using the peel in recipes or as garnish.

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Dr Weil Newsletter - Pyramid

VEGETABLES - - -How much: 4-5 servings per day minimum (one serving is equal to 2 cups salad greens, ½ cup vegetables cooked, raw or juiced)
Healthy choices: Lightly cooked dark leafy greens (spinach, collard greens, kale, Swiss chard), cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, bok choy and cauliflower), carrots, beets, onions, peas, squashes, sea vegetables and washed raw salad greens
Why: Vegetables are rich in flavonoids and carotenoids with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Go for a wide range of colors, eat them both raw and cooked, and choose organic when possible.

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Dr Weil's input on Support Healthy Vision --- The eye is a highly complex and sensitive organ that requires a careful combination of nutrients, protection, exercise and rest for optimal function. Consider the following dietary suggestions to help nourish and protect your eyesight.
Follow a diet that is rich in whole foods. Organic vegetables including legumes, fruit, whole soy products, whole grains and wild-caught fish such as Alaskan salmon are good choices.
Eat berries and other antioxidant-rich foods frequently. A lack of antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and lutein may increase the ability of plaque to stick to the blood vessel walls and promote macular damage. Berries, and blueberries in particular, can help provide some of these nutrients.

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Dr Weil's Newsletter Pyramid layers
Fish & Seafood
How much: 2-6 servings per week (one serving is equal to 4 ounces of fish or seafood)
Healthy choices: Wild Alaskan salmon (especially sockeye), herring, sardines, and black cod (sablefish)
Why: These fish are rich in omega-3 fats, which are strongly anti-inflammatory. If you choose not to eat fish, take a molecularly distilled fish oil supplement that provides both EPA and DHA in a dose of 2-3 grams per day.

Seasonal Food: Cayenne
If you enjoy spicy foods, eat up - you may be supporting good health. Cayenne, red pepper flakes and chili peppers get their heat from capsaicin, an irritant compound that appears to help lower blood pressure and may help reduce the risk of cancers of the brain, prostate, liver and skin. An added bonus: capsaicin promotes the generation of heat in the body, leading to more calories burned. It is commonly enjoyed in hotter climates - cayenne and other peppers stimulate perspiration, essentially turning on the body's natural cooling system.

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11/13/17 11:28 A

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Dr Weil Newsletter on Beans and Legumes ...How much: 1-2 servings per day (one serving is equal to 1/2 cup cooked beans or legumes)
Healthy choices: Beans like Anasazi, adzuki and black, as well as chickpeas, black-eyed peas and lentils
Why: Beans are rich in folic acid, magnesium, potassium and soluble fiber. They are a low-glycemic-load food. Eat them well-cooked either whole or pureed into spreads like hummus.

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From Dr Weil Newsletter: 4 Reasons To Eat Cranberries ---a traditional holiday side dish in North America - are more than just a tart and tasty meal accompaniment. Adding these berries to your diet can:
1. Provide you with vitamin C and dietary fiber
2. Increase your intake of healthy antioxidants
3. Help prevent urinary tract infections
4. Promote healthy cholesterol levels, improve gastrointestinal health, and the prevention of kidney stones
Cranberries are available dried, canned, as a juice or in concentrated supplement form, but fresh cranberries provide the most antioxidants and are in season from October through December. When purchasing fresh cranberries, look for those that are a deep red color and firm to the touch. They can be used in a variety of ways, including in breads and muffins or as a cold or warm relish.

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From Dr Weil's Newsletter - Honey vs. Sugar: What’s Healthier?
If you are trying to reduce your intake of refined sugar, honey is one alternative. Honey also has some health benefits over sugar. It's sweeter so you can use less. It also contains trace enzymes; minerals, including calcium, magnesium and potassium; amino acids; and vitamins, including a wide range of B vitamins such as riboflavin, pantothenic acid, niacin, thiamin and pyridoxine. 
Raw honey may even help promote wound healing - research indicates it can be an excellent first aid measure when applied topically to burns, even very severe ones. (Don't treat a serious wound with the honey you get at the supermarket or health food store - you need a medicinal honey and someone with expertise to treat you.) But honey also has its drawbacks. Its sticky consistency contributes to cavity formation, and can be worse for the teeth than refined sugar. Honey also should never be given to infants under one year of age, as it may contain bacterial spores that can cause infant botulism, a rare but serious disease that affects the nervous system. While honey may not be much healthier than sugar, if you like it I recommend buying raw honey, which is tastier and has a better texture than heated and processed commercial honey.

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From Dr Weil's Newsletter: Seasonal food :

Swiss Chard. One of the dark, leafy greens that nutritionists love to recommend, Swiss chard is similar to spinach, kale and collard greens. Tall and leafy with a crunchy stalk, chard is slightly salty and a tad bitter, and works well with fish and vegetable dishes. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, K, C, E, magnesium, manganese, potassium, and iron. Its combination of nutrients, phytonutrients and fiber help to prevent digestive-tract cancers, including colon cancer, and chard is a good source of osteocalin, necessary for bone health.

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From Dr Weil's Newsletter - Seasonal food:
Bananas - A favorite tropical fruit of Americans, bananas are a good source of vitamins B6 and C, are rich in potassium - one banana contains 450 mg of potassium, one-fifth of the adult daily requirement - and offer a fair share of magnesium as well. Bananas may also help support normal blood pressure, healthy bones, gastrointestinal health and protect against atherosclerosis and heart disease. In addition, bananas help to strengthen the stomach lining and are good for soothing indigestion. With only 100 calories apiece, bananas are a perfect go-anywhere food. Recipe:
Dairy-Free Banana Rice Pudding This rice pudding is dairy-free, but the bananas and rice milk make it so creamy and rich-tasting, no one will know the difference.
Ingredients
1 cup brown basmati rice
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups plus 1 tablespoon gluten-free vanilla rice milk, divided (see Tip)
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon cornstarch
4 ripe bananas, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
1. Combine rice, water and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until the liquid is fully absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.
2. Stir in 3 cups rice milk, brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and bring to a lively simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Stir cornstarch and the remaining 1 tablespoon rice milk in a small bowl until smooth; add to the pudding. Continue cooking, stirring often, until the mixture is the consistency of porridge, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
3. Mash 2 bananas in a small bowl. Stir the mashed bananas and vanilla into the pudding. Transfer to a large bowl, press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the pudding and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours.
4. Just before serving, slice the remaining 2 bananas. Top each serving with a few slices of banana and sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.
TIP: Some brands of rice milk may contain gluten. Look for gluten-free brands.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Finish with Step 4 just before serving.


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From Dr. Weil's Newsletter
Why You Should Consider Dried Beans
Beans are a powerhouse food: they are an excellent source of vegetarian protein, folic acid, low glycemic-index carbohydrates, iron, zinc, and both soluble and insoluble fiber. They're also inexpensive, versatile, and widely available, making beans the perfect food for those who want to eat a healthful and cost-effective diet. While canned beans are convenient and healthy, they tend to be high in sodium, so always choose low- or no-sodium varieties, and be sure to rinse them well to remove indigestible starches found in the liquid. And don't be afraid to try dried beans - they are offered in more varieties, and cost less than canned beans. Soaking dried beans is part of the cooking process, and is vital to minimizing stomach upset and promoting digestibility. To help eliminate the indigestible starches, discard the soaking water; add a piece of kombu (seaweed) to the cooking water (its enzymes promote digestibility); cook the beans slowly; and skim off any foam.

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From Dr Weil's newsletter
Sweets
How much: Sparingly
Healthy choices: Unsweetened dried fruit, dark chocolate, fruit sorbet
Why: Dark chocolate provides polyphenols with antioxidant activity. Choose dark chocolate with at least 70 percent pure cocoa and have an ounce a few times a week. Fruit sorbet is a better option than other frozen desserts.

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From Dr Weil's Newsletter Healing Turmeric Latte -Healing beverage, warm and tasty!
Ingredients
1 cup nut/seed milk of choice Dr. prefers unsweetened almond or hemp milk)
1/2 T turmeric paste (recipe below)
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 T raw, organic honey
1 T organic, grass-fed butter or 1 T organic coconut oil
20-30 drops Astragalus root extract
Instructions
To make the turmeric paste, mix 2 parts turmeric powder with 1 part boiling water. Combine and store in the fridge up to one week.
In a small saucepan, combine milk, turmeric paste, ginger, cinnamon, honey and butter over medium heat until heated through. Do not boil. Add Astragalus root and blend with immersion blender to make frothy.
Alternatively, add mixture to a blender and blend in there.
Season to taste with sweetener of your choice and enjoy!
  From Elissa Goodman, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, www.elissagoodman.com

***I have not gotten any astragalus extract - Just left it out once and tried vanilla the other time. Content with this!

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Ginger From Dr Weil's newsletter for the week
Ginger's benefits aren't limited to the kitchen. This traditional spice can help alleviate nausea and motion sickness, relieve congestion, reduce inflammation, tone the cardiovascular system, reduce the risk of blood clots, and provide a pleasant "warming" sensation against winter chills. A simple way to incorporate more ginger into your diet is to make fresh ginger tea: add about one half teaspoon of grated ginger root to eight ounces of boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 to 15 minutes, strain, then add honey to taste (if desired). You can also eat candied or pickled ginger, or enjoy honey-based ginger syrups.

Melon-Ginger Smoothie
Spiked with ginger, this smoothie is guaranteed to perk you up after a long bike ride or make a nice starter to a summer meal on the deck. For a more aromatic variation, use a cantaloupe instead of a honeydew melon.
 Ingredients
1 cup chopped honeydew melon
1/3 cup chopped peeled kiwi (1 large)
1/2 ripe banana, sliced
1/4 cup white grape juice
1/2 teaspoon ginger juice (see Ingredient Note)
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/3 cup lemon sorbet
1/2 cup ice
 Instructions : Place ingredients in the order listed in a blender. Pulse three times to chop the fruit, then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Ingredient Note: Bottled ginger juice is available in most health-food stores and gourmet markets or make your own by squeezing chopped fresh ginger through a garlic press or piece of cheesecloth.
Serves 2

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From Dr Weil Newsletter: Sleep Apnea Part 2: 6 Ways To Address It
Yesterday’s Daily Tip covered some common symptoms of sleep apnea. Today we take a closer look at ways to address this sleep disorder and its symptoms. There are many options available to help address apnea, including lifestyle measures to lose weight and simple medical devices that can be worn at night to keep the airways open. Dr. Weil recommends these tactics for tackling sleep apnea:

1.If you’re overweight, focus on the excess pounds. According to the American Sleep Foundation, even a 10 percent weight loss can reduce the nightly breathing interruptions.
2. Avoid alcohol before bedtime.
3. Talk to your pharmacist about the side effects of any medications you are taking.
4. Discontinue use of sleeping pills.
5. Develop good sleep habits, including sleeping on your side, minimizing the use of screens leading up to sleep, and developing – and sticking to – a bedtime and sleep schedule.
6.Get a sleep evaluation. This usually requires spending a night in a sleep facility, during which brain waves, eye movement, breathing and other vital functions are monitored. Your primary care physician can refer you.
In addition, use this opportunity to focus on lifestyle improvement through a focus on a whole foods diet, regular moderate exercise and healthy lifestyle choices.

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4 Favorite Anti-Inflammatory Foods ...Dr. Weil :Your Online Guide to Anti-Inflammatory Diet.

More and more evidence is accumulating that suggests chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious diseases in the developed world, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s and many cancers. Research also makes it clear that certain foods can ramp up the body’s inflammatory response, while others can dampen or “cool” it. For optimal health, foods in the latter category should be prominent in the diet.
But there is more to eating than just maximizing health advantages. To me, the best foods are those that offer disease-preventive benefits such as anti-inflammatory effects and delectable flavor. When I eat such foods, I feel as though I’ve hit a grand-slam homerun – the sensory pleasure is heightened by the fact that each bite contributes to my overall well-being.
Many foods promote anti-inflammatory action; see my Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid for a broad sample. Some are not only potent in this regard, but also taste absolutely wonderful, particularly when harvested at peak quality and prepared with focus and skill. Here are four that, in my view, meet those criteria admirably:


Berries: I can’t be more specific here, because I love the tastes of all kinds of berries, and all have anti-inflammatory effects – in fact, they are among the most healthful foods one can eat. One exciting research development: a study at Ohio State University found that black raspberries reduce the incidence of certain cancers in animals by 50 percent. An exotic choice, new on the U.S. market, is the juice (not the oil) of sea buckthorn berries. Known by its Italian name, olivello juice, this is one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C ever discovered.
Black cod: Also known as butterfish or sablefish, black cod has even more omega-3 fatty acids than does salmon. As one of its names suggests, it also has a buttery taste that makes it simply the finest fish I have ever eaten. Once rare in the U.S. markets, it is becoming much easier to find; any well-stocked fish market should have it.
Bok choy: Cruciferous vegetables have potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects, and bok choy has a higher concentration of beta-carotene and vitamin A than any other variety of cabbage. Toss it into soups, stews and stir-frys.
Ginger: Not just a potent anti-inflammatory, this spicy root is also an extraordinary carminative (which means a substance that helps reduce the formation of intestinal gas) and anti-nausea agent. Add freshly grated ginger root to stir-frys, and try ginger lemonade made with grated ginger, lemon juice, honey and water.
For some recipes that use these foods, check out Blueberry Pie, Grilled Fish with Tropical Relish, Hot and Sour Greens, and Ginger Almond Pears. These should persuade you that there’s no contradiction in the idea of food that’s both healthy and delicious. Enjoy!

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From Dr. Weil Facebook 7/23/17 Can Herbs Combat Inflammation?
Yes, there are a number of excellent anti-inflammatory herbs. The most important are:
Turmeric (Curcuma longa): Turmeric accounts for the yellow color of curry and American mustard and has a distinctive sharp flavor. I recommend turmeric for all inflammatory disorders, including arthritis, tendonitis, and auto immune conditions. Take 400 to 600 milligrams of turmeric extracts (available in tablets or capsules) three times per day or as directed on the product label. Whole turmeric is more effective than isolated curcumin, its major constituent. Look for products standardized for 95% curcuminoids. Be patient: the full benefit takes two months to develop. Don’t use turmeric if you have gallstones or bile duct dysfunction. Pregnant women shouldn’t use it without their doctors’ approval. In rare cases, extended use can cause stomach upset or heartburn.
Ginger: Powdered dry ginger is an excellent anti-inflammatory. Take one to two capsules (500 to 1,000 mg) twice a day with food. As with turmeric, you won’t get the full effect for two months.
Boswellin: This is the extract of the herb Boswellia, used in Ayurvedic medicine and available in capsule form. It may be useful for generalized inflammatory conditions such as fibromyalgia. The dosage is two capsules twice a day unless the product label directs differently.
You can take all of these herbs in combination.
In addition to herbs, you can also take dietary steps to reduce inflammation. The specific fats in your diet affect the way the body makes prostaglandins, a group of hormones that regulate inflammation. Some prostaglandins intensify the inflammatory response while others reduce it. To help your body reduce inflammation eliminate polyunsaturated vegetable oils, margarine, vegetable shortening, all partially hydrogenated oils and all foods that contain trans-fatty acids (read food labels to check for the presence of these oils). Instead, use extra-virgin olive oil as your main fat and increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids found in oily, cold-water fish, flaxseeds or oil, and walnuts.

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What Is Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet And Food Pyramid? The anti-inflammatory diet and food pyramid is based on Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet It was designed as:
A practical eating guide that consumers of all ages can use, with tips on how to reduce risks of age-related diseases and improve overall health through diet.
An interactive educational graphic to help today’s families prevent disease while eating well.
A simple tool that promotes optimum health and healthy aging by providing dietary advice that addresses inflammation.

What Does An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Do?
The anti-inflammatory diet is a blueprint for a lifetime of optimum nutrition. Simple changes in how you eat can help counteract chronic inflammation, a root cause of many serious diseases, including:
Heart disease
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
Age-related disorders, including many cancers
Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
Why Are Spices An Important Part Of The Anti-Inflammatory Diet? 
Spices can be more that just flavorful additions to meals – that can provide health benefits as well.
Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods It is simple to start eating an anti-inflammatory diet – start with these common foods:
Dark, leafy greens such as spinach or kale
Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli
Berries, including blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
Black beans
Lentils
Whole grains, such as brown rice and quinoa
Wild Alaskan salmon
Edamame
Asian and wild mushrooms
Tea, including green tea
5 Ways To Start Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Eating Anti-Inflammatory Step 1: Find Out How Much You Follow This Diet– take Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet Quiz today.
Eating Anti-Inflammatory Step 2: Shopping Suggestions On your next grocery trip, shop for anti-inflammatory foods with these six suggestions on how to navigate the store and what to choose.
Eating Anti-Inflammatory Step 3: How Healthy Is Your Refrigerator?
Learn what to get rid of and what to replace with this simple list on cleaning out your refrigerator.
Eating Anti-Inflammatory Step 4: Tackling The Pantry
These five simple steps can move your pantry from the less-than-healthful category to one that is stocked with anti-inflammatory foods. See what Dr. Weil suggests you toss and replace in your pantry.
Eating Anti-Inflammatory Step 5: Understanding What You Are Eating
This list of 14 ingredients should have no part in your anti-inflammatory food shopping – see what to avoid.An important first step in creating a healthy kitchen is to read and understand food labels. When you begin restocking your pantry, food labels are your best resource to assess what to keep and what to toss. This practice will also give you an overview of your choices in the supermarket, and is a good starting point to modify your shopping habits. Use the list below to determine what items to discard. Many of these ingredients are considered pro-inflammatory and therefore unfavorable to healthy aging. If the list of ingredients contains one or more of these undesirables, toss and don’t buy again!
Artificial sweeteners or non-nutritive sweeteners (look for acesulfame or sucralose in the ingredients list, code words for these fake items)
Sugar, cane juice or other sugar equivalent as a top ingredient
Corn oil
Cottonseed oil
Fractionated oil
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
Hydrogenated oil or vegetable shortening
Margarine
Palm or palm kernel oil
Partially hydrogenated oil (source of trans-fat)
Blended vegetable oils
Safflower oil
Soybean oil
Sunflower oil

I know this article references others with no links - you can find so much info on his sites and I don't want to include all of it in copied articles...sorry you need to study on your own.

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Dr Weil from Face Book: July 19, 2017__You can also adapt your existing recipes according to these anti-inflammatory diet tips:
General Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tips:
Aim for variety.
Include as much fresh food as possible.
Minimize your consumption of processed foods and fast food.
Eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables.
Caloric Intake
Most adults need to consume between 2,000 and 3,000 calories a day.
Women and smaller and less active people need fewer calories.
Men and bigger and more active people need more calories.
If you are eating the appropriate number of calories for your level of activity, your weight should not fluctuate greatly.
The distribution of calories you take in should be as follows: 40 to 50 percent from carbohydrates, 30 percent from fat, and 20 to 30 percent from protein.
Try to include carbohydrates, fat, and protein at each meal.
Carbohydrates
On a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, adult women should consume between 160 to 200 grams of carbohydrates a day.
Adult men should consume between 240 to 300 grams of carbohydrates a day.
The majority of this should be in the form of less-refined, less-processed foods with a low glycemic load.
Reduce your consumption of foods made with wheat flour and sugar, especially bread and most packaged snack foods (including chips and pretzels).
Eat more whole grains such as brown rice and bulgur wheat, in which the grain is intact or in a few large pieces. These are preferable to whole wheat flour products, which have roughly the same glycemic index as white flour products.
Eat more beans, winter squashes, and sweet potatoes.
Cook pasta al dente and eat it in moderation.
Avoid products made with high fructose corn syrup.
Fat
On a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, 600 calories can come from fat – that is, about 67 grams. This should be in a ratio of 1:2:1 of saturated to monounsaturated to polyunsaturated fat.
Reduce your intake of saturated fat by eating less butter, cream, high-fat cheese, unskinned chicken and fatty meats, and products made with palm kernel oil.
Use extra-virgin olive oil as a main cooking oil. If you want a neutral tasting oil, use expeller-pressed, organic canola oil. Organic, high-oleic, expeller pressed versions of sunflower and safflower oil are also acceptable.
Avoid regular safflower and sunflower oils, corn oil, cottonseed oil, and mixed vegetable oils.
Strictly avoid margarine, vegetable shortening, and all products listing them as ingredients. Strictly avoid all products made with partially hydrogenated oils of any kind. Include in your diet avocados and nuts, especially walnuts, cashews, almonds, and nut butters made from these nuts.
For omega-3 fatty acids, eat salmon (preferably fresh or frozen wild or canned sockeye), sardines packed in water or olive oil, herring, and black cod (sablefish, butterfish); omega-3 fortified eggs; hemp seeds and flaxseeds (preferably freshly ground); or take a fish oil supplement (look for products that provide both EPA and DHA, in a convenient daily dosage of two to three grams).
Protein
On a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, your daily intake of protein should be between 80 and 120 grams. Eat less protein if you have liver or kidney problems, allergies, or autoimmune disease.
Decrease your consumption of animal protein except for fish and high quality natural cheese and yogurt.
Eat more vegetable protein, especially from beans in general and soybeans in particular. Become familiar with the range of whole-soy foods available and find ones you like.
Fiber
Try to eat 40 grams of fiber a day. You can achieve this by increasing your consumption of fruit, especially berries, vegetables (especially beans), and whole grains.
Ready-made cereals can be good fiber sources, but read labels to make sure they give you at least 4 and preferably 5 grams of bran per one-ounce serving.
Phytonutrients
To get maximum natural protection against age-related diseases (including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative disease) as well as against environmental toxicity, eat a variety of fruits, vegetables and mushrooms.
Choose fruits and vegetables from all parts of the color spectrum, especially berries, tomatoes, orange and yellow fruits, and dark leafy greens.
Choose organic produce whenever possible. Learn which conventionally grown crops are most likely to carry pesticide residues and avoid them.
Eat cruciferous (cabbage-family) vegetables regularly.
Include soy foods in your diet.
Drink tea instead of coffee, especially good quality white, green or oolong tea.
If you drink alcohol, use red wine preferentially.
Enjoy plain dark chocolate in moderation (with a minimum cocoa content of 70 percent).
Vitamins and Minerals
The best way to obtain all of your daily vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients is by eating a diet high in fresh foods with an abundance of fruits and vegetables. In addition, supplement your diet with the following antioxidant cocktail:
Vitamin C, 200 milligrams a day.
Vitamin E, 400 IU of natural mixed tocopherols (d-alpha-tocopherol with other tocopherols, or, better, a minimum of 80 milligrams of natural mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols).
Selenium, 200 micrograms of an organic (yeast-bound) form.
Mixed carotenoids, 10,000-15,000 IU daily.
The antioxidants can be most conveniently taken as part of a daily multivitamin/multimineral supplement that also provides at least 400 micrograms of folic acid and 2,000 IU of vitamin D. It should contain no iron (unless you are a female and having regular menstrual periods) and no preformed vitamin A (retinol). Take these supplements with your largest meal.
Women should take supplemental calcium, preferably as calcium citrate, 500-700 milligrams a day, depending on their dietary intake of this mineral. Men should avoid supplemental calcium.
Other Dietary Supplements
If you are not eating oily fish at least twice a week, take supplemental fish oil, in capsule or liquid form (two to three grams a day of a product containing both EPA and DHA). Look for molecularly distilled products certified to be free of heavy metals and other contaminants.
Talk to your doctor about going on low-dose aspirin therapy, one or two baby aspirins a day (81 or 162 milligrams).
If you are not regularly eating ginger and turmeric, consider taking these in supplemental form.
Add coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to your daily regimen: 60-100 milligrams of a softgel form taken with your largest meal.
If you are prone to metabolic syndrome, take alpha-lipoic acid, 100 to 400 milligrams a day.
Water
Drink pure water, or drinks that are mostly water (tea, very diluted fruit juice, sparkling water with lemon) throughout the day.
Use bottled water or get a home water purifier if your tap water tastes of chlorine or other contaminants, or if you live in an area where the water is known or suspected to be contaminated.

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Dr. Weil from Facebook posting: It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses – including heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease. We all know inflammation on the surface of the body as local redness, heat, swelling and pain. It is the cornerstone of the body’s healing response, bringing more nourishment and more immune activity to a site of injury or infection. But when inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes illness. Stress, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition, and exposure to toxins (like secondhand tobacco smoke) can all contribute to such chronic inflammation, but dietary choices play a big role as well. Learning how specific foods influence the inflammatory process is the best strategy for containing it and reducing long-term disease risks. (Find more details on the mechanics of the inflammation process and the Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid.)

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet is not a diet in the popular sense – it is not intended as a weight-loss program (although people can and do lose weight on it), nor is the Anti-Inflammatory Diet an eating plan to stay on for a limited period of time. Rather, it is way of selecting and preparing anti-inflammatory foods based on scientific knowledge of how they can help your body maintain optimum health. Along with influencing inflammation, this natural anti-inflammatory diet will provide steady energy and ample vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids dietary fiber, and protective phytonutrients.

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Sleep apnea is not diet related but is part of our health picture - Dr Weil is giving 4 short articles on it in his news letter - thought I would share...I have this and use s a CPAP breathing machine at night.
Part 1 of 4:
Sleep apnea, also called obstructive sleep apnea, is a disorder that interrupts normal breathing during sleep. Symptoms include:
Heavy snoring
Periods of not breathing
Waking frequently during the night or experiencing fitful or restless sleep
Feeling sleepy or not well-rested during the day
Depending on how often and for how long you stop breathing, sleep apnea can be classified as mild, moderate or severe. It affects both men and women, can occur at any age, and has been linked to an increased risk of fragmented sleep and restlessness, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. Even mild sleep apnea can cause sleep disturbances, leading to depression, irritability, sexual problems and impaired learning and memory.
Common factors linked to sleep apnea include being overweight or obese; having an anatomical abnormality in the nose, throat or elsewhere in the upper airway; use of certain medications, particularly sedatives; sleeping on your back; and using alcohol before bed.
Asking your doctor to order an overnight oximetry can be a good screening test to assess sleep apnea. This test occurs while sleeping at home. The gold standard for diagnosing sleep apnea is the hospital-based sleep testing, but the home test can help point you in the right direction. Now there are some three-night, in-depth at-home tests that some specialists will use over the hospital version. All good discussion items with your https://www.drweil.com/blog/health-t
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Dr Weil - notes 6oz dark chocolate per week reduces Atrial Fib...'researchers determined that those who ate one to three servings of chocolate per month had a 10 percent lower rate of atrial fibrillation compared to those who ate only one-ounce of chocolate less than once a month. Those who ate chocolate once a week had a 17 percent lower rate while those who ate two to six servings per week had a 20 percent lower rate. Eating more chocolate didn’t appear to reduce the risk further."

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Dr Weil Health tip 6/12 Drink your water.
Want to promote healthy skin and proper digestion? Interested in a natural detoxifier? Water is a basic necessity. The body is more than two-thirds water, and keeping it hydrated is vital. Other reasons to have water as a regular part of your day include:
1.Healthy blood and bones. Your blood is over 80 percent water and your bones are over 50 percent water. Proper hydration is required to optimize creation of new blood and bone cells.
2.Toxin elimination. Skip the fancy (and costly) detox plans. Plain water naturally helps remove toxins through the lymphatic system, intestines and kidneys.
3.Lubricated joints. Water helps protect against wear and tear and can even help reduce joint pain.
4.Proper digestion. Water helps prevent constipation by adding softness to stools and fluid to the colon.
5.Alertness. Even minor dehydration can lead to headaches, irritability, impaired concentration and fatigue. The human brain is 85 percent water; keeping it hydrated is essential for proper functioning.
6.Healthy skin. Water hydrates from the inside out, helping to maintain elasticity of the skin.

Dr.'s Comments The standard recommendation is to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses a day. I don’t believe there is solid evidence that such a high volume is essential for everyone; however, do drink throughout the day – this is easier if you keep a large glass or glass water bottle handy at all times. I have always recommended drinking high-quality water from a trustworthy source, or, if possible, getting a water-purification system for your home. If you are trying to wean yourself from soda, consider switching it out for sparkling water with a lime as a refreshing, healthful alternative.

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Dr Weil 6/5/17 on WATERMELON..A summertime favorite, watermelon is more than just a refreshing afternoon snack – it has health benefits, too. Watermelon is:
*Low in calories
*Rich in antioxidants
*A good source of vitamins C, A, B6 and B1
*A good source of the carotenoid lycopene, may reduce the risk of prostate and other cancers
It is also versatile, lending its sweet flavor and crisp texture to everything from tomatoes to cheese. When choosing, look for a hefty, symmetrical, unblemished melon. A creamy yellow spot on the bottom indicates ripeness. Add this colorful fruit to your summer menu for a healthy way to cool off – perfect for any hot day!

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Dr Weil - 10 foods for bone health [not specific to anti-inflammatory diet]
Dairy, Salmon, Dk greens, Tofu, Soy milk, Blackeyed peas, Molasses, Poppy and sesame seeds, Almonds, Figs&Dates

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Dr Weil...6 Asian Mushrooms recommended
Enoki - anti-tumor
Maitake - decrease tumors and blood pressure, increase immunity, stabilize blood sugar
Reishi - decrease tumors, helps longevity
Royal Sunagaucus - anti-tumor
Zhu ling - Anti-cancer, esp. lung cancer and the side effects of chemo

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I love ginger. I have to get used to turmeric

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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4/25 Dr Weil article per email_ How to lower cholesterol:
Lower your sugar intake, avoid transfats, Eat fresh garlic daily, rink green tea daily,
Increase soluble fiber from beans, lentils, a[[les, citrus fruits, oats, peas, carrots, flax seed
Eat Anti-inflammatory diet, fish, ginger and turmeric
Exercise regularly.

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I get daily notes per email from Dr. Weil's teachings - thought I would share them from time to time. so for 4/23 He shared values of Nutritional Yeast. It is a compete protein, contains fiber, B Complex, iron, Selenium, Potassium and Folic acid. Is a low sodium food and low glycemic. Kind of a "cheesy" flavor to it for those who are working on going dairy free. Dr. Weil refers to a Umari sauce which adds a savory taste to dishes. I want to try it but my Nutritional Yeast is powder form and they call for the flake version - I put it on the health food store list! Hoping it will replace some of the many dressings/condiments I have used in the past.

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WOW - looking back over all that info from 5 years ago - needing to review and then see what his new info might be .....Learn, learn, learn and then put that learning into practice... will try to share what I glean from other readings -

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Thank you for this information!

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Dr Weil 12.12.07 Cranberries for Health! A rich source of vitamin C and dietary fiber, cranberries are packed with healthy antioxidants; prevent urinary tract infections, help with healthy cholesterol levels, improved gastrointestinal health and the prevention of kidney stones. Fresh cranberries provide the most antioxidants Try them in breads and muffins or as a cold or warm relish.

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12.11.29 Dr Weil White Rice vs. Brown Rice …Wheat remains one of the staple grains in the United States, and the glycemic load of processed wheat is a likely contributor to America's obesity epidemic. Rice is gluten-free and well tolerated by most people, making it a superior source of carbohydrates. Rice-based diets have historically been used to address a number of medical conditions, and have gained some popularity as a means to help lose weight. The health benefits of unpolished brown rice outweigh those of white rice, as brown rice is a whole grain that provides more fiber, iron, B vitamins and other nutrients. There are 1.5 grams of fiber per half cup of brown rice - almost three times the fiber in the same amount of white rice. However, white rice is a better carbohydrate choice than flour, even whole-wheat flour. This is because digestive enzymes attack the relatively intact white rice grain slowly, keeping blood sugar levels steady.

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12.11.17 Dr Weil from 10/31 GINGER a natural anti-inflammatory relieving symptoms associated with arthritis, bursitis, motion sickness, nausea … whole fresh root, crystallized ginger and honey-based ginger syrups … take one or two grams of powdered ginger a day. Since high doses may cause a burning sensation in the stomach, take ginger with food. Ginger may also act as a blood thinner. If you are pregnant, I would not recommend using more 1,000 to 1,500 mg per day taken in two to four divided doses.

12.11.17 Dr Weil CHICORY ROOT contains inulin, a carbohydrate fiber also found in bananas, wheat, onions, and garlic, but chicory root has very high concentrations can be added to edible products such as yogurt, ice cream, chocolate bars, breakfFast bars, salad dressings and margarine. Inulin prevents constipation, helps maintain a healthy balance of "good" bacteria in the colon, and helps lower cholesterol levels - its sweetening power is one-tenth that of sucrose. Excess may cause gas/bloating, nausea, flatulence, stomach cramping, diarrhea, constipation and digestive "rumbling." Most can tolerate up to 10 grams of native inulin.


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12.11.15 Dr Weil Cherry Bark Tea for Coughs? ...This ins not directly anti-inflammatory diet but our season of coughs and colds has arrived so am sharing it,

Cherry bark tea should be used only for short-term treatment (10-14 days) as it contains hydrocyanic acid, which can be toxic if taken in excess. This substance is also what helps wild cherry bark work; as it is metabolized it is excreted rapidly by the lungs, where at first it increases respiration and then quiets and calms the nerves that stimulate coughing.
Another chemical in wild cherry bark is prunasin, which is known to cause birth defects. For that reason, it’s best to stay away from wild cherry bark tea when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Here’s where you can read about my recommendations for asthma control and the prevention of symptoms.
For COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) I recommend taking 60 mg of the softgel form of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) twice a day. This can improve use of oxygen at the cellular level. CoQ10 is best absorbed when taken with a meal containing some fat.

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12.11.14 Dr Weil Your diet is a good place to start your graceful aging
1. Vegetables. excellent source of antioxidants – plus most are low in calories, high in nutrients and fiber, versatile and relatively cost-effective… Choose an array of vegetables covering all the colors
2. Berries. Blueberries in particular may improve motor skills and reverse age-related short-term memory loss, and may also protect the brain from stroke damage.
3. Soy. isoflavones in soy foods do help balance hormone levels and have some mild estrogenic activity. I recommend two servings of whole soy foods daily…tofu, soy milk, roasted soy nuts, tempeh, edamame or miso.
4. Salmon. excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, the anti-inflammatory, essential fats our bodies need for optimum health = protection against heart attack, stroke, cancer, inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, and mental and emotional problems also a high-quality protein.
5. Whole Grains. low glycemic index (GI), Barley, quinoa, millet, wheat berries and kasha are good choices, as they provide important nutrients, including protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and, especially, carbohydrates that are low on the GI.
6. Spices. Turmeric and ginger for brain health as you age…reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
7. Dark Chocolate. polyphenols with high antioxidant activity, and the fat it contains is mostly stearic acid, which doesn't raise cholesterol levels. ..good for the heart reducing the stickiness of platelets, inhibiting blood … choose products with 70 percent or higher pure cocoa solids.


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I am getting so frustrated in finding trans-fats and High Fructose Corn Syrup in everything I pick up in the grocery store! Once in a while I just like to open a jar or a can instead of doing everything "from Scrach"

OK Take a deep breath and start again with enjoying fresh fruits, simple meats and veggies of all kinds and trust that it is worth the effort! and less expensive sometimes too!


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12.11.07 Dr Weil ...Trans fats have been linked to many health concerns, including heart disease. If you want to avoid trans fats when traveling or cooking at home, follow these simple rules:
1.Avoid margarines. Most contain trans fats.
2.Read snack food labels carefully. Stay away from items that list "partially hydrogenated oil" on the label, and opt for baked or air-popped versions instead.
3.Limit heavily processed foods and focus on fresh, whole foods.
Dr Weil recommends using a high-quality extra virgin olive oil as your main cooking oil and source of dietary fat. For a neutral-tasting oil, use organic, expeller-pressed canola oil.


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12.11.05 Dr Weil Healthy Fats How much: 5-7 servings per day (one serving is equal to 1 teaspoon of oil, 2 walnuts, 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed, 1 ounce of avocado)
Healthy choices: For cooking, extra virgin olive oil and cold-expeller-pressed organic canola oil. Other sources : nuts (especially walnuts), avocados, and seeds - including hemp seeds and freshly ground flaxseed. Omega-3 fats are also found in cold water fish, omega-3 enriched eggs, and whole soy foods. Organic, expeller pressed, high-oleic sunflower or safflower oils may also be used, as well as walnut and hazelnut oils in salads, and dark roasted sesame oil as a flavoring for soups and stir-fries.
Why: Healthy fats are those rich in either monounsaturated or omega-3 fats. Extra virgin olive oil is rich in polyphenols with antioxidant


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12.11.05 Dr Weil 4 Healthy Soup Suggestions
1. Add beans and legumes...excellent source of vegetarian protein, high in folic acid, a great source of fiber and a low-glycemic-index food.
2. Add whole grains. Brown and wild rice are large, intact grains metabolized by the body more slowly, preventing blood sugar "spikes" that are followed by "lows." =steady, productive energy
3. Add vegetables. Making soup is a perfect way to serve up plenty of servings of vegetables, as they add depth, texture and taste.
4. Canned soups can be good sources of protein, fiber, vitamins and beneficial nutrients such as lycopene. But be aware they are notoriously high in sodium - when choosing canned soups, look for those for low-sodium versions or simply add your own spices to no-salt varieties.


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12. 11.01 Fish & Seafood How much: 2-6 servings per week (one serving is equal to 4 ounces of fish or seafood)
Healthy choices: Wild Alaskan salmon (especially sockeye), herring, sardines, and black cod (sablefish)
Why: These fish are rich in omega-3 fats, which are strongly anti-inflammatory. If you choose not to eat fish, take a molecularly distilled fish oil supplement that provides both EPA and DHA in a dose of 2-3 grams per day


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I keep reading lots on the web sites but much seems repetitious ... todays article was to exercise and continue with the basics of the food triangle.

So how are you -all carrying this into winter foods and soups and hot beveratges etc?

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12.09.27 Dr Weil FB… stair climbing can give you an excellent workout. You can burn more calories stair climbing than you would jogging or cycling at a moderate pace for the same amount of time…impact on your knees is relatively low - the pressure from stair climbing is said to be the equivalent of twice your body weight compared to three to four times the impact with running. However, your knees take a pounding if you walk the impact equals six or seven times your body weight. So climb up, but take the elevator down. You don't need to join a gym, buy expensive equipment, or endure summer’s heat or winter’s cold as joggers do. You can do it almost anywhere there are stairs - at work and at home (especially if you live in a high-rise building).
12.09.27 HealthEnlight Turmeric is one of nature's most powerful healers in treating inflammation and many other ailments, but did you know that adding black pepper to it will help your body absorb a THOUSAND times more curcumin which is the active ingredient in turmeric? Once you start using turmeric on a regular basis, it's fun to find new ways to use it in recipes.


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Dr Weil Email Eat your greens 9/11/12 anyone can reap the benefits of eating dark, leafy greens… kale, collards, beet greens and bok choy are tasty sources of vital nutrients. In addition to containing antioxidants, vitamins A, B and K, iron, lutein and omega-3s, dark leafy greens:
Help reduce inflammation.
Lower cholesterol levels.
Protect the immune system.
Greens are actually better for you after they've been cooked.

DR Weil Email 9/10/12 Bell Peppers Available in appetizing colors including green, yellow, orange, red and black, bell peppers are a crunchy, refreshing way to add visual appeal and nutrients to your meals. A low-calorie vegetable, bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamins A and C and provide dietary fiber, folic acid and vitamin B6. Plus, if you choose red bell peppers, you will be getting lycopene, an important carotenoid that helps protect against prostate and other caSncers.


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Dr Weil on facebook - asthma is not directly related to anti-inflammatory but DH's COPD/Ashtma Diagnosis is one thing that directed us to the anti-inflammatory diet.
12.09.14 explore natural options for asthma treatment. Dr. Weil,
Use plant protein as much as possible in place of animal protein—reducing protein overall to 10 percent of daily calories.
Eliminate milk and milk products completely from the diet (plenty of dark green vegetables are rich calcium sources).
Drink plenty of water.
Eliminate trans-fats and polyunsaturated fats like those in vegetable oil and margarine.
Minimize environmental irritants like smoke, dust, molds, and chemicals in the home.
Use ginger and turmeric to help with inflammation.
**Seeing as asthma drugs have been shown to kill more people than the condition itself, it’s easy to see why natural solutions should be turned to. have also been shown to be effective at treating asthma.
Apples, apple cider vinegar, and an herb called khella
Soda should all be avoided.


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Dr Weil on facebook sharing studies on cranberry juice for bladder infections ...encourages me to make cranberry one of my berries per day - now have to figure out a recipe for cranberrie smoothie that I like! ~Linda

The latest word on drinking cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infections is that it really does work. Researchers in Taiwan analyzed the data from 13 studies that compared the use of cranberry juice or products containing cranberries to placebos. They found that cranberry juice works better than cranberry supplements and that those who benefited most were women (especially women who had recurrent urinary tract infections) and children. They also found that individuals who consumed cranberry products twice a day received more protection than those who took them less often. The investigators suggested that cranberry juice might be more effective because of the effect of unidentified substances in the juice that aren’t found in cranberry supplements. They concluded that drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry supplements could reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections in high risk people - pregnant women, the elderly and individuals with under-active bladders due to nervous system damage. The study was published in the July 9, 2012, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.


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Food as Medicine Dr Weil Email ..
Cauliflower provides broad-spectrum antioxidant protection from free-radical damage. Along with vitamin C and manganese, it contains phytonutrients including beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, caffeic acid, cinnamic acid, ferulic acid, quercetin, rutin, and kaempferol. All of these appear to work together to lower oxidative stress on cells.

Celery is a versatile kitchen staple. A biennial, celery is in the same family as carrots, dill and fennel. It is an excellent source of vitamins K and C, and its active compounds, pthalides, may help lower blood pressure. Celery has long been associated with dieting due to its natural diuretic effects (and its low calorie count). This crunchy green is also rich in potassium and sodium - minerals important in regulating fluid balance and stimulating urine production. Celery is as at home in soups, stews and stir-fries as it is in salads or accompanied by peanut butter. Always seek out organically grown celery, as pesticides are commonly used on conventionally grown varieties.

Buckwheat is rich in flavonoids such as rutin, which helps protect against heart disease by preventing platelet aggregation and cholesterol oxidation. One cup of cooked buckwheat also contains 85 mg of magnesium - over 20 percent of the Daily Value - a mineral that relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow, which may result in lower, healthier blood pressure levels. Like all whole, intact grains, buckwheat is high in dietary fiber, which is known to reduce the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and heart failure; one study found that men who consumed a daily morning bowl of whole grain cereal had a 29 percent lower risk of heart failure than those who did not.

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Dr Weil Email _ 7/23/12 Immune System
The immune system is your body's natural defense network - when it is weakened or compromised, you are more susceptible to disease and infection. Encourage your natural healing response by getting quality rest and exercise, as well as by following some healthy dietary guidelines:
Eat plenty of fresh (preferably organic) whole fruits and vegetables. Aim for a variety of colors, synergistic mix of antioxidants helps
Eat anti-inflammatory diet in combination with herbs such as garlic and cooked Asian mushrooms (shiitake, oyster mushrooms, maitake and enoki)
Minimize your consumption of sugar and alcohol. They can impair the function of white blood cells and cause other immune issues.

Dr Weil Email _ 7/23/12 Watermelon - it has health benefits: low in calories, rich in antioxidants, a good source of vitamins C, A, B6 and B1, and a good source of the carotenoid lycopene, which may help reduce the risk of prostate and other cancers


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HFCS [High Fructose corn syrup]can slow the brain and compromise memory and learning. I'm concerned that this highly processed substance has disruptive effects on metabolism and has well-known adverse effects on other aspects of health. It promotes obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes; disturbs liver function, and elevates serum triglycerides in men.
As for the role of omega-3s, too much fructose in the diet could interfere with insulin's ability to regulate how cells use and store sugar, and impede production of the energy required for processing thoughts and emotions. Regular consumption of omega-3s can protect the brain against fructose’s harmful effects. I have long urged cutting back on foods to which any sweeteners have been added. All of them contribute to the obesity epidemic that is threatening the health of so many Americans. But HFCS is the worst, different from and possibly more dangerous than ordinary corn syrup.
As for omega-3s, most Americans don't get enough of them in their diets, Here’s where you’ll find a list of the best food sources of omega-3s. I also recommend that everyone take 2-4 grams daily of a fish oil supplement. Andrew Weil, M.D.



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12.07.22 Dr Weil Email Bone Health In addition to regular, weight-bearing exercise and a prudent supplement routine, consider these dietary suggestions:
Get enough calcium. Dairy products (such as yogurt and milk, preferably organic); non-dairy, calcium-rich foods such as sardines and canned salmon (with bones); dark leafy greens; whole soy foods such as tofu; and calcium-fortified products such as soy milk and orange juice are good sources.
Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit. Potassium, magnesium, vitamin C and beta-carotene (found in fruits and vegetables) have been linked to higher total bone mass.
Eat magnesium-rich foods every day. Spinach, tofu, almonds, broccoli, lentils, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are good sources.
Watch protein intake. Excessive animal protein can promote calcium loss from bones.
Cut back on caffeine, and decrease sodium intake. Too much of either can promote calcium excretion.


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Dr Weil email ...Foods for Your Thyroid...Inflammation may play a role in Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland, so follow Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet. It emphasizes the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish like Alaskan salmon, monounsaturated fat (in extra virgin olive oil), fruits, vegetables and spices like turmeric and ginger; it also minimizes saturated, polyunsaturated and trans fats.

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Fat: The good, the bad and the ugly.. not all fats are created equal.
Eat a healthful source of fat with each meal and snack. Like protein, eating fats along with carbohydrates can help curb hunger.
--30% of your calories …40 grams of fat for someone who eats 1,200 calories
--saturated fat to no more than 7% …9 grams for an 1,200-calorie diet.
Avoid artery-clogging trans fats …any type of ""hydrogenated""
When you do consume fat, choose heart-healthy fats that are monounsaturated (such as olive and canola oils) and/or polyunsaturated (found in nuts and seeds).

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12.07.14 Dr Weil Email …[Not specific to Anti-inflammatory diet but fits the lifestyle ] Four Steps to a Positive Outlook Did you know that pessimism has been linked to a higher risk of dying before age 65? On the other hand, expressing a positive, optimistic attitude is associated with a variety of health benefits: lowered production of the stress hormone cortisol, better immune function, and reduced risk of chronic diseases. If you are stressed-out or anxious, which can be either a cause or an effect of a pessimistic outlook, try the following:
1.Take care of yourself by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and getting adequate sleep
2.Express your emotional reactions honestly so you can effectively deal with what's bothering you.
3.Confide in someone - your mate, a good friend or a trusted relative.
4.View the cup as half full instead of half empty.


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No internet to study today so reviewed recipes and past articles...good to solidify some learning...Noticing more and more of the nightshade comments have the phrase "If you are affected and the % if people reacting is less than 25% so i am thinking maybe I just don't need to worry about them ...tomatoes and potatoes don't seem to bother my fibro or osteo arthritis.

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Dr WEil has talked about Not smoking, Alsheimer's and swimming this week - not specific to anti-inflammation but learning always!

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Gentle hugs of encouragement as you learn with us. So glad you are here to learn and share.


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Great information here. I will re-read it again and probably another time too.

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12.06.19 Dr Weil Email 6 Effective Sources of Omega-3s Dr.recommends eating several servings of oily fish, such as wild Alaskan salmon, per week … if you find fresh or frozen wild Alaskan salmon is too expensive, try these economical choices:
CANNED SALMON Sockeye salmon is always wild-caught, costs less than fresh or frozen salmon, and has the added benefit of the canning process, which softens the bones, making them an edible source of calcium.
CANNED SARDINES choose sardines packed in water or olive oil.
WALNUTS contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant compound that helps support a healthy immune system and that may help protect against cancer.
FLAX SEED freshly ground contains both omega-3s and soluble fiber. Grind flaxseed daily in a coffee grinder at home (buy one specifically for this purpose) and sprinkle one to two tablespoons a day on salads or cereals.
CHIA SEEDS are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vital minerals including calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
SUPPLEMENTS Available in liquid or capsule forms, fish oil helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure, nourish the nervous system and promote optimal outlook. Look for products that are certified free of contaminants, and begin with small daily doses, building up to the recommended amount.


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12.06.18 Dr Weil email Eating for a Healthy Brain
An anti-inflammatory diet helps prevent inappropriate inflammation and counters the oxidative stress that may be linked to Alzheimer's disease. Focus on antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, omega-3 fatty acids, the spices turmeric and ginger, and foods rich in vitamins C and E.
BERRIES They may improve motor skills and reverse age-related short-term memory loss, and may also protect the brain from stroke damage.
Use cooking methods that limit inflammation. Cook at lower temperatures to avoid the formation of AGEs (advanced glycation end products), which have been linked to Alzheimer's disease, and avoid cooking methods that require excessive fat, such as deep-frying.

FOCUS ON FISH Wild Alaskan salmon, sardines, herring and black cod are excellent sources of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, yet are relatively low in potential environmental toxins. Diets rich in fish have been shown to alleviate depression and other mental health issues.
BUTTER VS MARGARINE When it comes to spreads for your bread, I am a longtime proponent of extra virgin olive oil. Its heart-healthy fats are a much better choice than margarine or butter. Margarine - originally developed as a cheap substitute for butter - is a vegetable oil-based spread with added chemicals that make it more flavorful and easier to spread. The downside is that to achieve that solid, spreadable consistency, margarine manufacturers hydrogenate vegetable oil, creating unhealthy compounds including trans-fatty acids (TFAs, or trans fats) that may contribute to heart disease and stroke, increase cancer risks and promote inflammation. Butter is traditionally made from animal milk and contains saturated fat, but is definitely the better choice, as it is closer to a whole food than margarine. Recent research suggests saturated fats may not raise cardiovascular risk as was previously thought, especially if those fats are eaten as part of a diet low in sugar and processed carbohydrates. If you must opt for a spread that is not extra virgin olive oil, I suggest moderate use of natural, organic butter.


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12.06.3 Dr Weil email 5 Nutrition Tips for Increased Energy In addition to regular exercise, quality rest and a supplement routine designed to promote energy, try these dietary tips for a natural energy boost:
*Eat a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for protective phytochemicals and micronutrients needed for optimal metabolism.
*Become a grazer. Eating smaller meals or healthy snacks throughout the day can help keep blood sugar levels steady.
*Stay hydrated. Dehydration is a common cause of fatigue - drink purified water or other healthy liquids throughout the day.
*Snack right.. some protein, carbohydrates and beneficial fats...unsalted nuts, fresh or dried fruit, yogurt, vegetable sticks and whole-grain items
*Eat more fiber. Navy beans, kidney beans, chickpeas and lentils are all rich in fiber, which slows the release of insulin and helps maintain a steady supply of energy.


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12.06.14 Dr Weil Email… FRUITS How much: 3-4 servings per day (one serving is equal to one medium size piece of fruit, ½ cup chopped fruit, ¼ cup of dried fruit)
Healthy choices: Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, oranges, pink grapefruit, red grapes, plums, pomegranates, blackberries, cherries, apples and pears - all lower in glycemic load than most tropical fruits
Why: Fruits are rich in flavonoids and carotenoids with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Go for a wide range of colors, choose fruit that is fresh in season or frozen and buy organic when possible.
Apricots small, golden-orange fruits that taste like a peach and plum combined - are in season in North America from May through August. With their velvety skin and not-too-juicy flesh, they are a wonderful treat fresh, dried or canned. A good source of vit C, apricots also contain beta-carotene and fiber, and are an excellent source of vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that protects against free radical damage.
Turmeric for a Healthy Brain …Curcumin is an active compound found in turmeric (Curcuma longa). A principal ingredient in mild yellow prepared mustard and in many curries, turmeric has natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In addition, turmeric may have a specific preventive effect against Alzheimer's disease. The population of rural India has one of the lowest rates of this disease in the world; daily consumption of turmeric may be a factor. Turmeric may help reduce the risk of cancer as well.


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12.06.12 Dr Weil fb...women whose diets were high in fiber had almost 25 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease than women whose diets were low in fiber. The study also found that a high fiber diet lowered the risk of stroke in men, but didn’t affect male cardiovascular disease risk in general. The researchers suggested that the difference between the sexes may have to do with the fact that the women in the study obtained most of their fiber from fruits and vegetables, while the men got most of theirs from bread. The investigators looked at 13 nutrient variables, but fiber was the only one that consistently yielded a health benefit

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Buckwheat is not a grain, but a fruit seed, and does not contain gluten. That makes it an appropriate substitute for some people who are gluten-sensitive. Be aware, however, that it is often combined with wheat (as it is in soba noodles) to give more structure to baked or boiled dough.


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Dr Wiel Email..RASPBERRIES..Known as an aggregate fruit - meaning that smaller sections with seeds and fruit create a larger whole - raspberries are among Dr. Weil's favorites, due in part to their significant nutritional value. Vit C and fiber, and provide folate, vitamins B2 and B3, magnesium,have considerable antioxidant potential plus ellagitannins, natural protective compounds found in raspberries, appear to have potent anti-cancer activity.Top your cereal with raspberries, add some to a salad, use them in sauces and baked goods, or enjoy them on their own. Because commercial strains may be heavily sprayed with pesticides, Dr. Weil recommends buying organic varieties.

Dark Chocolate for Heart Health? contains healthful antioxidants that may offer protection against heart disease. In addition, cocoa butter - a saturated fat - may have a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels...dark chocolate can improve mood and pleasure by boosting serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain, may slow the oxidation of LDL ("bad") cholesterol.
Milk chocolate is not as heart-healthy as dark chocolate: it contains more sugar and less cocoa and antioxidants...at least 70 percent pure cocoa solids a few times a week. When you're indulging, savor the flavor and texture, and try to note the effects it has on your body.

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Base of the Dr Wiel's Pyramid has two parts: Fruits and vegetables
VEGETABLES: (cooked, raw or juiced)
Healthy choices: Lightly cooked dark leafy greens (spinach, collard greens, kale, Swiss chard), cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, bok choy and cauliflower), carrots, beets, onions, peas, squashes, sea vegetables and washed raw salad greens
Why: Vegetables are rich in flavonoids and carotenoids with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Go for a wide range of colors, eat them both raw and cooked, and choose organic when possible.

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DR Weil fb 12.06.09 Swiss chard... full of dietary fiber and is great for your digestive tract. It's full of vitamin K which is good for your bones. It's got carotenes, vitamin C and vitamin E in good supply, vitamin B6, calcium, protein, as well as a host of other nutrients including thiamin, niacin and folic acid. If you want to try growing your own food and don't have time to tend a vegetable patch, this low-maintenance and strikingly beautiful plant will give you no trouble at all. Most markets carry fresh chard year 'round and it is easy to find organically grown.
DR Weil fb 12.06.09 eat more fruit and vegetables…one of the surest paths to better health… invest in a transparent bowl, and keep it within arm's reach***Bottom line: for fruits and vegetables, close and clear bowls inspire you, or your family, to eat better.


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12.05.29 Dr Weil email _Nuts for a Healthy Heart-Fresh nuts can be part of a healthy, well-rounded diet. They are packed with healthy fats, protein, vitamin E, I prefer raw or lightly toasted, unsalted varieties –
Walnuts. source of omega-3 fatty acids; ellagic acid, an immune-supportive antioxidant compound; amino acid L-arginine, healthy blood pressure.
Almonds. monounsaturated fats; protein to provide sustained energy; calcium for bones; and magnesium healthy metabolism.
Cashews. lower-fat choices: oleic acid ; iron; copper, and magnesium,

Due to denture issues, I cannot chew nuts or a lot of other things so use a salad shooter for grating many raw veggies - clender to make nut meal from my nuts and store them in fridge.
How are the rest of you-all doing with specific foods - I still am struggling with Nightshade family of foods...Do you yeah or nay them???

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Calcium Alternatives .. there are plenty of non-dairy foods that provide calcium: 1. Calcium-fortified beverages. Orange juice and carrageenan-free soymilk are good choices. Read the labels .. calcium citrate and malate, which may be better absorbed than tricalcium phosphate and calcium lactate.
2. Cooked greens. Turnip greens, kale and spinach are just a few examples of natural sources of calcium from the greens family.
3. Canned salmon with bones. The bones of this fish are softened in the canning process, making them edible - and an excellent source of calcium. Choose canned salmon from sources in the wild (not farmed).
4. Tofu. Read the package label to make sure calcium was used in its preparation
5. You may want to consider adding a balanced calcium-magnesium supplement to fill in any dietary gaps, as well (Dr. Weil suggests women take a supplement with 500-700 mg daily, for a total daily intake of 1,000-1,200 mg from all sources, while men should get no more than 500-600 mg daily from all sources, and probably do not need to supplement).


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Wading through old emails and LEARNING so much!!!
Dr Weil email 12.05.21 PASTA (al dente) 2-3 servings per week (one serving is equal to about 1/2 cup cooked pasta)
Healthy choices: Organic pasta, rice noodles, bean thread noodles, and part whole wheat and buckwheat noodles like Japanese udon and soba
Why: Pasta cooked al dente (when it has "tooth" to it) has a lower glycemic index than fully-cooked pasta. Low-glycemic-load carbohydrates should be the bulk of your carbohydrate intake to help minimize spikes in blood glucose levels


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Dr.Weil 12.05.21 email
Quinoa, "super food," quinoa (KEEN-wah) is a relative of beets, spinach and Swiss chard, but its seeds resemble millet and are prepared and eaten in much the same way as barley, rice or small pasta. Available in light brown, red and even black varieties, quinoa is light yet filling and has a mellow flavor. The best part is that quinoa is good for you - it is high in magnesium; a good source of vitamin B2, manganese, iron, copper, phosphorous and other essential minerals; has the highest protein content of any grain (quinoa's protein is complete, containing all nine essential amino acids - a rarity in the plant kingdom); and is gluten-free and easy to digest. Try it as an alternative to pasta in cold pasta salads for warm weather meals!
Cucumbers As a member of the squash family, cucumbers are grown to be eaten fresh (sliced cucumbers) or to be pickled (gherkins). low-calorie way to obtain vitamin C and get a little healthy fiber into your diet. Dr. Weil recommends choosing organic varieties, and peeling commercially grown cucumbers to remove any pesticide residue.


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Facebook Dr Weil 6/02 is on Omega 3s [video formatt]
Incorporating omega-3 fatty acids can be difficult for people who do not eat salmon and other cold-water fish on a regular basis. Dr. Weil encourages everyone to include fish oil supplements in the daily diet to help support optimal brain function and overall health.
**get 2-3 grams daily, should have both EPA and DHA types with more EPA
**if you get a fishy taste, try storing them in the freezer and take after meal
**there are liquid formats that are quite tasty...mentions nordic Naturals
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Dr. Weil internet site: 12.06.01 Re: legumes esp soy….Dr Weil says: Phytates (and phytic acid) are antioxidant compounds found in whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. The chief concern about phytates is that they can bind to certain dietary minerals including iron, zinc, manganese and, to a lesser extent calcium, and slow their absorption. However, the presence of phytates in foods really isn't the worry that some individuals believe it to be. (I've been asked in the past about the phytates in soy and whether they hinder mineral absorption. There is no scientific data suggesting that eating whole soy foods leads to mineral deficiencies in humans).
Phytates in your everyday meals should not be an issue for you as long as you're eating a balanced diet. Most of us consume enough minerals in common foods to more than make up for the small amounts of these micronutrients that might be tied up by phytates. The only individuals who might need to be careful are vegetarians who consume a lot of wheat bran, which is a concentrated source of these substances. Phytate-associated deficiencies of iron and zinc do occur in some third-world countries where people mostly eat grains.
Bear in mind that cooking reduces a food's phytic acid content to some degree, as does soaking whole grains prior for use in baking. To help this breakdown, you can soak them in yogurt, buttermilk, or water combined with lemon juice or vinegar.
You also should be aware that phytates themselves have some health benefits, including anti-inflammatory effects. In laboratory research, phytates have helped normalize cell growth and stopped the proliferation of cancer cells. They also may help prevent cardiovascular disease and lower a food's glycemic load.


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From Dr Weil Email : Vitamin B9 via Diet ...B Vitamins support normal adrenal function, help calm and maintain a healthy nervous system and are necessary for key metabolic processes. Vitamin B9 is known as folic acid and occurs naturally as folate in leafy greens and other vegetables. Women should take folic acid before trying to conceive and during pregnancy to help lower the risk of certain birth defects. Good dietary sources of folate are part of Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid, and include spinach, green vegetables and beans, as well as fortified products such as orange juice and cereals. Other natural sources of folate include baked goods, asparagus, bananas, melons, lemons, legumes, yeast and mushrooms.

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From Dr Weil' email : Carrots...An excellent source of antioxidant compounds, carrots (Daucus carota) are among the richest vegetable sources of beta-carotene, important for healthy vision (beta-carotene helps slow the progression of macular degeneration, helps prevent cataracts and promotes night vision). These familiar orange root vegetables are powerhouses of nutrition: there are more vitamin A precursors in carrots than almost any other vegetable, and they have high levels of biotin, vitamin K, vitamin B6, vitamin C, thiamine and potassium. Carrots also provide a significant amount of dietary fiber. A member of the same family as parsnips, fennel and dill, carrots come in red and purple, as well as the common orange variety seen in most groceries.

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Chocolate in moderation..Dr Weil: …I believe that eating an ounce or two of dark chocolate that’s 70 percent cocoa a few times a week is good for you. Chocolate is a source of polyphenols (the same type of antioxidants found in red wine), and the fat it contains, stearic acid, doesn't affect cholesterol levels. In addition to the heart-healthy benefits seen in this study, earlier research has shown that the flavonoids in dark chocolate help reduce the stickiness of platelets, cells that play an important role in blood clotting. As a result, blood takes longer to clot, reducing the danger of coronary artery blockages. Keep in mind that while chocolate that is 70 percent cocoa does not contain much sugar, it is still not calorie-free, so be sure not to overindulge.

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Tidbits gleaned: 12.05.15 Dr Weil - Food as Medicine: GARLIC can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack by modulating cholesterol metabolism, lowering blood pressure decreasing clot formation. It also has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal properties, making it helpful in combating respiratory infections, common colds, sore throats and fungal or yeast infections. In order to maximize properties, allow it to sit for at least five minutes after chopping or crushing.

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Tidbits gleaned: 12.05.12 Dr Weil : Food as Medicine: Bananas have two stomach-protective mechanisms. First, they help the stomach lining to produce a thicker mucus barrier to protect against stomach acids. Second, compounds in bananas called protease inhibitors can help reduce bacteria in the stomach that have been shown to promote ulcers.

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Tidbits from his facebook site the last couple of days: Dr Weil talks about:
*** STAIRS if you are significantly overweight - it can be too much effort for your heart and can traumatize your joints - elliptical trainers offer a much smoother workout that is easier on knees
***Miso is a particularly valuable. The bacteria in miso synthesize vitamin B12, is a concentrated protein source, with just one tablespoon containing a full two grams. Miso and other fermented soy foods may also help lower the risk of breast cancer;
***Cabbage, in addition to being high in vitamins K and C, is also high in cholesterol-lowering fiber.
***We do know that garlic, turmeric and ginger have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and I have long recommended including them in the diet. Rosemary has been shown to increase blood flow to the brain, improving concentration. It also contains numerous anti-inflammatory compounds


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Spent about an hour reading from Dr Weil's web site this morning - not learning that much new - trying to re-inforce what I have been trying. Wanting to find good replacements for the things I have trouble giving up - like the tomatoes and potatoes. Feeling re-inforced to use coconut oil So much still to learn to make this lifestyle one for life!!!

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Dr Weil Says [I keep going back and re-reading his lectures and suggestions - it is gradually all sinking in!] ...My reminders for today:
•The distribution of calories you take in should be as follows: 40 to 50 percent from carbohydrates, 30 percent from fat, and 20 to 30 percent from protein.
•Try to include carbohydrates, fat, and protein at each meal.
•The majority of this should be in the form of less-refined, less-processed foods with a low glycemic load.
•Eat more beans, winter squashes, and sweet potatoes.
•Avoid products made with high fructose corn syrup.
•Use extra-virgin olive oil as a main cooking oil.
•Strictly avoid margarine, vegetable shortening, and all products listing them as ingredients. Strictly avoid all products made with partially hydrogenated oils of any kind. Include in your diet avocados and nuts, especially walnuts, cashews, almonds, and nut butters made from these nuts.
•For omega-3 fatty acids, eat salmon (preferably fresh or frozen wild or canned sockeye), sardines packed in water or olive oil, herring, and black cod (sablefish, butterfish); omega-3 fortified eggs; hemp seeds and flaxseeds (preferably freshly ground); or take a fish oil supplement (look for products that provide both EPA and DHA, in a convenient daily dosage of two to three grams).
Eat less protein if you have liver or kidney problems, allergies, or autoimmune disease.
•Decrease your consumption of animal protein except for fish and high quality natural cheese and yogurt.
•Eat more vegetable protein, especially from beans in general and soybeans in particular. Become familiar with the range of whole-soy foods available and find ones you like.
•Try to eat 40 grams of fiber a day. You can achieve this by increasing your consumption of fruit, especially berries, vegetables (especially beans), and whole grains.
•Choose fruits and vegetables from all parts of the color spectrum, especially berries, tomatoes, orange and yellow fruits, and dark leafy greens.
•Eat cruciferous (cabbage-family) vegetables regularly.
•Include soy foods in your diet.
•Drink tea instead of coffee, especially good quality white, green or oolong tea.
•Enjoy plain dark chocolate in moderation (with a minimum cocoa content of 70 percent).


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emoticon emoticon Yet again--I am being given the lesson that cheese fills up my sinuses! When I was eating it daily, I did not know why I'd wake up with a slight headache and runny, gloppy nose. Yup cheese does it! Probably all milk things. Chris

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I love cheese, too. So many kinds so little time! emoticon

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from what i saw in the examples oatmeal with fruit was okay

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Isn't oatmeal OK?

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thanks. Now I have to see which foods to stay away from altogether! I assume it's the processed foods, like Lean Cuisine, which I used to do once or twice a week. Now, less often. But cheese popcorn, I'm sure, is not on the list of good foods!
....so I'm not getting enough FISH and SOY or Vegies..and I'm eating too much Dairy (gouda cheese) and sometimes Mozzarella. Damn! What about OATMEAL?
I eat that every morning. the old fashioned kind. That should be Better than whole grain Wheat, I thought?


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According to Andrew Weil, MD, "Following an anti-inflammatory diet can help counteract the chronic inflammation that is a root cause of many serious diseases, including those that become more frequent as people age."

"It is a way of selecting and preparing foods based on science that can help people achieve and maintain optimum health over their lifetime," Dr. Weil explains.

According to Dr. Weil's website, the anti-inflammatory diet is a blueprint for a lifetime of optimum nutrition. Simple changes in how you eat can help counteract chronic inflammation, a root cause of many serious diseases, including:

* Heart disease
* Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases
Age-related disorders, including many cancers
* Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus

Read more and watch Dr. Weil's video here:
www.drweil.com/drw/u/PAG00361/anti-i
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