Another Miracle Cure

I was on airplane flight the other day and the flight attendant said, “Did anyone lose this $100 bill?”  Now that I have your attention, we have a few safety messages.

I was having a discussion with a friend about some health claim.  I don’t remember the exact health claim.  However,  armed with a Master’s Degree, I have been so confused by nutritional claims my whole life.  Often times ideas like coconut oil being good for you seems abundantly clear.

https://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html

https://draxe.com/coconut-oil-uses/   (even a doctor said so)  This guy is a real jerk.  You can buy it here from his website:

https://healthytraditions.com/tropicaltraditions/coconut-oil/gold-label-virgin-coconut-oil.html   You can even purchase a 5 gallon bucket???  If you have any ideas how you might use 5 gallons, please post a comment.

One could walk away from these claims thinking it is good for you.  When the reality (from memory) is one studied that compared it to butter or lard.  So what’s a little better than terrible?  A little less terrible?  However, the real science is telling us a much different story.

 

Thank you Dr. Greger.  My resolve is to look under the covers of all sorts of health claims and see what research on humans tell us documented by someone without a direct financial benefit.  Generally speaking, I am having a hard time arguing that vegetables, fruits, grains and beans are bad for you.

 

A little more about Dr Axe just in case you were the curious type.

https://badscidebunked.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/axe-idental-poisoning-josh-axe-debunked/

http://thesciencepost.com/dr-josh-axe-debating-which-fake-doctor-degree-to-get-next/

http://www.overcomeobesity.org/overcome-obesity/research/josh-axe-d-c-spewing-a-bunch-of-nonsense-on-the-dr-oz-show/

So what if I eat just a little bit of meat?

My son asked me, “hey dad what if I eat meat a few times a week?”  The general consensus is that everyone should try to eat more plants, beans, grains and nuts.  The slightest amount of modest change can go a long way.

Here is a neat comparison of those who choose beef versus poultry versus dairy or none.

Enjoy!

 

I am hungry. How can I find a healthy plant based place to eat quickly?

At most Wendy’s you can get 2 orders of salad (toss the cheese) and 2 baked potatoes for about $10.

https://find.wendys.com/

However, for something more interesting, this website and mobile app can help you find a place nearby.

https://www.happycow.net/

Another list of places I didn’t know about

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/vegan-options-at-popular-fast-food-chains/

Magic Foods

It seems that not all foods are created equal.  This will be a page that captures interesting foods that I uncover that have magic properties.  Right now this section is dominated by Dr. Greger.  If you don’t know who he is, soon you will.

Broccoli Sprouts – The magic ingredient is sulforaphane.  Say that 4 times fast.

https://examine.com/supplements/sulforaphane/

Turmeric (plus a little black pepper)

Goji Berries (called Amla powder) is cheap.

Wakame Seaweed