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Can Breakthrough Infections Lead to Long COVID? For an Unlucky Few, Yes
"Brought to you. By american express business american express offers a line of cards dow. Take your business further because with needs like yours. You need a card built for business. Can breakthrough infections lead to long cove. It four an unlucky few. Yes by jamie ducharme. When health experts talk about the remarkable efficacy of cova nineteen vaccines. They typically point to their ability to prevent severe disease and death fully vaccinated. People can still get breakthrough infections from the virus that causes cove at nineteen but compared to an unvaccinated person. They're more than ten times less likely to be hospitalized or die from their illness. According to us centers for disease control and prevention research officials often point to these impressive figures as evidence that we can tame cove at nineteen into a mostly mild illness. That behaves like a routine cold or flu and thus with which we can coexist after all the vaccines were not designed to quash viral spread entirely. They were designed to defend the virus by preventing its worst outcomes but people like april zeleski. No covert nineteen's worst outcomes aren't limited to severe disease and death even four the fully vaccinated celeski a thirty two year old from idaho called cova nineteen in july twenty twenty one after being vaccinated in january. She recovered after a couple of weeks and thought the worst was behind her but then her fatigue came back with force. Along with brain fog. Shortness of breath vertigo and skyrocketing heart rate. She began to suspect she had long cove. It the name adopted by people who suffer symptoms long after their initial infection long cove. It was on my radar. Celeski says but having been vaccinated. I hope that my chances of that happening were slim to none. Indeed the vast majority of vaccinated people who catch covert nineteen will not develop long cove. It just as they not die or go to the hospital. Many won't even have symptoms or realize there in fact it but some will develop symptoms. That don't go away. Some like celeski already have. There are so many people who are recovering from covert and. That's absolutely wonderful. She says but others are struggling with long-term symptoms. And i just just wish that people knew that side of cova better and the pre vaccine era of the pandemic experts estimated that somewhere between ten and thirty percent of people who called cova nineteen had lingering symptoms of some kind and severity though. It's not entirely clear why that happens. The two leading theories are the virus can trigger an auto immune response that essentially makes the body attack itself or that viral remnants sometimes linger in the body and calls lasting symptoms says yell university. Immuno biologist akiko masaaki vaccines have changed. The game somewhat a vaccinated person as far less likely than an unvaccinated to get infected according to the cdc the agency tracked cova nineteen cases in thirteen us states and or major cities from april to mid july twenty twenty one and found that just eight percent of them occurred among fully vaccinated people. That's good news as far as long cove. It is concerned if you don't get infected. You can't develop long cove it. But what about the unlucky people who do experience breakthrough infections. Research is just beginning to address that question. One study published in the new england journal of medicine in july analyzed thirty nine fully vaccinated israeli healthcare workers who had breakthrough infections. Almost twenty percent of them still had symptoms six weeks later. Though it's sample size was small. The study demonstrated that long cove. It is possible. After a breakthrough infection another study published in the lancet infectious diseases and september used self reported symptoms data from uk adults who tested positive for cova nineteen after being fully or partially vaccinated as well as data from a control group of unvaccinated people who tested positive for the virus they found that a fully vaccinated person who experienced a breakthrough infection was half as likely to have covert nineteen symptoms at least a month after diagnosis compared to an unvaccinated person that's encouraging but again the research showed that some vaccinated people are developing long. Cove it dr megan raney who co leads brown university school of public health long cove research initiative estimates that somewhere around five to ten percent of fully vaccinated people who get infected may develop lingering symptoms but she cautions that's based on a very small amount of preliminary data so it's hard to say for sure it's not even clear how many vaccinated people in the us have been infected. Which makes it pretty hard to tell. How many developed long. Covert since the cdc stopped tracking mild breakthrough cases. This spring ronnie says the risk of developing long covered is likely small enough that vaccinated people don't need to be overly concerned. Everyone should take steps to reduce their potential exposure to the virus. For many reasons she says but long cove. It should not be a major driver of your decisions about what to do on a daily basis if you are fully vaccinated. Nevertheless the risk is not zero. Laura nicholls vice president of the long covert support group body politic a national organization that claims some eleven thousand members says her group. Here's from about five fully vaccinated perspective members each week and occuren- thirty-three-year-old from the detroit area is one. She called cove in nineteen and april twenty twenty one after being vaccinated months prior and still fatigue difficulty walking or standing and racing heart rate. When i got coverted there were very few people who had gotten long-coveted from breakthrough infection. She says there are more of us now. Just by sheer numbers in time having passed groups like body politic are fighting for their recognition cove. It isn't just about. The mortality rate. Says nichols aged thirty. Three who developed a case of long covert after catching the virus in march twenty twenty and is still sick it's also about the disability and chronic illness that occurs from it nichols says that aspect of the pandemic is often ignored by public health authorities who tend to talk about cova nineteen is a binary. Either you develop a severe case that can be fatal or you get a mild case and you're fine long cove. It doesn't fit neatly into either box. But that doesn't mean it should be ignored. Nicholas argues deaths and severe disease and hospitalization are understandably. What we are focused on but long cove. It is an absolutely debilitating disease. Ila sake agrees. It's really been ignored to a large extent. And i really don't understand why she says. Better tracking of breakthrough infections as roma's follow up surveys. That track patients symptoms over time. Like those used in the recent lancet study could help increase understanding of long-coveted and the risk it poses to us public health without that understanding people who develop chronic issues after a breakthrough infection like zeleski and kern maybe overlooked and left out of crucial efforts to develop treatments the national institutes of health has earmarked more than a billion dollars for long cove at research but for it to be most effective it needs to include a diverse representative group of people nichols also says health officials should look to the past jawing on the lived experience of people who developed other post infectious chronic. Illnesses like myalgia encephalomyopathy myositis slash chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic lyme disease to understand how to support long cova patients better access to specialized treatment centers funding for patient lead advocacy and research groups and collaboration with the entire chronic disease community. Would all be good places to start. She says and in the meantime nickel says public. Health agencies need to communicate that long cove. It is a possibility both for unvaccinated and vaccinated people as for how to minimize that risk. Ronnie says any policies that slows the transmission of covert nineteen such as vaccine and mask mandates or restrictions on large. Indoor gatherings would be doubly effective. Not only will it prevent acute cases of the virus but it will also naturally make long cove it less of a risk since fewer people aren't getting infected from a policy level. She says the goal has to be reducing transmission period. Walter wellman the owner woman's auto parts. Everything was fine until his calibration system took a turn for the worse critical failure failure failure. 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TMHS 490: Eat These 11 Foods For Total Body Health
"You're listening to the model show with shawn stevenson for more visit. The model health show dot com. Welcome to the model host show. This is fitness nutrition expert on stevenson. I'm so grateful for you tuning in today today. We're diving into the peer reviewed evidence on eleven unique foods and they're not just unique in their benefits but they're unique in the way that they resemble the human body now there's a certain science that's been known for centuries called the doctrine of signatures essentially. It's the sign of nature and it's basically telling us that we come along with instructions and how we interact with food and there's certain foods can tell the benefits that they have on the human body based on the way that the food looks smells tastes or how it functions itself in nature and so to dig deeper into this doctrine of signatures. I wanted to find. Is there any real world hardcore period evidence to affirm that just because this food might look like human body part. Does it actually benefit that human body parts and the data that i have is going to blow your mind. So let's kick things off with the first of our eleven powerful foods that resemble the human body parts of they nourish and the first one is a food. That looks like tiny. Little eyeballs in. This food is blueberries. Blueberries are actually rich in something called anthocyanins. These are very potent antioxidants. That have been found to bolster collagen structure specifically in the retina and provide vision protection and this is according to dr johannes seton an expert on macular degeneration and a specific peer reviewed study and this was published in the journal of neuro. Immunology found that blueberry anthocyanins may be able to reduce inflammation in native stress that targets the retina. Now these anthocyanins are also well noted to protect your retina against damage from uv. light exposure. A lot of folks don't realize it sure is can actually get sunburned. All right. it's a crazy crazy phenomenon. But these sign into found in blueberries have been found to protect your eyes against sunburn. Now another study and this was conducted by researchers at the russian academy of scientists asserts that blueberries could significantly reduce the risk of cataracts. Are right now this just going deeper and deeper and deeper and make sure that you watched the youtube version of this episode after you. Listen to the audio go back and make sure to watch the youtube version so that you can see just how similar these foods that we covered today look like the body parts that they support and protect now to dive into another study here. Looking at macular degeneration specifically this was a peer reviewed study published in advances in nutrition. And it found that blueberries may actually help to significantly reduce the risk of macular degeneration now. These are conditions that are associated with aging so blueberries have these capacities by many different. Factors is not just the anthocyanins that have this unique ability to defend the is defend your vision from degradation especially from accelerated aging slowing down that degradation and even potentially having some anti aging effects. Now this is just the first of these foods that throughout history again utilizing the doctrine of signatures stating that certain foods based on the way that they look can potentially benefit the human body part that they resemble all right now while blueberries are more noted to protect vision rather than to improve vision as of now in the peer reviewed evidence. It's still a good idea to clearly see them as a health food. You see what i did. There clearly see so blueberries number one. Wild blueberries are gonna be ideal. This is because they're going to be packed with more adapted genetic compounds because therefore in nature these blueberries have to create compounds in order for them to defend themselves from environmental pressures. Right so when we have conventionally raised. Whatever whether it's blueberries whether it's tomatoes whether it's in fill in the blank if they're not allowed to grow and develop in At least somewhat natural conditions they're not going to be as robust in be triggered to produce a greater concentrations of nutrients that helps to defend them in that environment so wild blueberry so any wild food truly these are more untouched or untempered with foods by humans as well. So that's a good call sign by so if you can get some wild blueberries Especially there's have frozen blueberries that you can utilize. The next step would be organic blueberries. Now organic there's a lot of debate going on today about whether or not the organic label is even credible. All right now there are certain metrics that have to be followed in order for a company to get the organic certification but with anything marketers. Start to screw stuff up and take advantage of things but as of now we can rest assured to a significant degree. That at least these blueberries aren't going to be sprayed with pesticides herbicides rodenticides fungicides suicides. Homicides side needs to kill these compounds. Are well noted and well established to be either neurogenic or estrogen and have very detrimental effects specifically honor microbiome. One of the studies that we covered recently. On the model host show highlighted the fact that uh specific pesticides been found to disrupt microbial gene expression so disrupting expression of the genes in your microbiome. Your bacteria jeans and if we go gene for gene in the human body over ninety nine percent of the genes that we carry our from bacteria not our human genes are if we're going gene for gene so ninety nine percent and we know that pesticides can definitely cause damage and disruption to microbial gene expression. And also they have to be estrogen neuro genetic to either disrupt the reproductive cycle of pests very small organisms or the neurological cycle the neurological connection the brain. The nervous system of pests. So that they can't reproduce they die off so these things are designed to kill very small organisms and our bodies are larson paid a very small organisms right we have trillions and trillions and trillions of microorganisms. That live in and on our bodies. So this haphazard use of these compounds is obviously been detrimental in our culture and right now they're tens of thousands of chemicals that are approved for use pesticides by the epa. It's just gotten way out of hand and so if we can do anything to avoid this the better. So getting organic is going to be ideal. Blueberries organic blueberries. And but i still don't want to be too neurotic if we do have some conditional berries and then but but berries are on that list of the dirty dozen specifically. Strawberries is number one on the list of the dirty dozen. The environmental working group has noted for us to be more cautious about in our consumption of these things. Because they're going to have a higher concentration of pesticides and herbicides that things of that nature and we might have this idea that we can simply wash them off that these foods are grown in soil that is treated with these compounds. It's really these. These toxic chemicals have integrated themselves into the the cellular matrix of these foods. In so washing them off with the little veggie wash. that's just little literally window-dressing that's really not getting to the root understanding that it's really integrated self and so if we can avoid these things it's a good idea but again any of us myself included. I'm going to have foods that are not organic. But if i can choose if you have an opportunity to choose organic. I'm gonna choose organic. So there's a couple of insights there with blueberries to get the most out of them. How can we utilize him. Well super easy to use obviously throwing blueberries into a smoothie. There's a variety of different dishes that we can make with blueberries as well can in salads. We can have them in your in your yogurt. If you're having a dairy non dairy yogurt the list goes on and on just eating them by themselves in a fruit salad. Very very versatile. Easy to use. Blueberries for vision is number one on our list of these powerful eleven foods that resemble the body part that they nourished. Now we're going to move on to number two on our list and the next one here is avocados. When the aztecs discovered the avocado they named it. i'll cuddle. Which many references show the word translating to mean testicle now just to be clear. This could have been a situation where the fruit itself was named. A whole coddle but then when the aztecs used the word they use it. Interchangeably to mean testicles. For example you know the aztecs out you know maybe hunting or whatever and we'll just say you know one of the tribe tribesmen you know. His name was stand because that was a big name back in those ancient ashtec times. Stand all right. That's that part is made but you know. Stand a great kill. Then his friend is like. Hey stan you've got some massive avocados so maybe a half avocado. But they use it interchangeably. He's the same way that we use the word. Like nuts or balls in our culture to mean testicles are but nuts are nuts these. are you know. Walnuts chestnuts things of that nature but just having that resemblance people start calling him nuts at some point or balls balls or balls basketball soccer balls but we also interchangeably referred to them as boss so this could have been the case with a whole caro. Its name but it is connected to the reproductive system for both men and for women avocados are also said to resemble the uterus and even the ovaries again definitely check out the video of this episode to see the resemblance because the uterus itself resembles an avocado. But if you see the full. Ob tubes they sort of look like arms coming off of the uterus and then arms that are holding two avocados it is remarkable to see first hand and also if you think about a baby being the quote seed inside of the ocado and you see that image as well as pretty interesting now. How does this play out in the real world. Is there any data to affirm that avacado for reproductive health will join study conducted by researchers at uc davis. The albert einstein college of medicine and the ohio state university set out to analyze the benefits of avocados as it relates to women's reproductive health and fertility. They found that. The fats in other nutrients from avocados can help improve fertility support healthy pregnancy and even support milk production while breastfeeding. They noted that more studies need to be done. But this early. Data is incredibly encouraging. So that is specifically looking at women's reproductive health for men the reproductive health benefits from avocados lie in their benefits in supporting healthy circulation. Because that's what it's all about about. The flow is about the blood flow circulation a study conducted by researchers at penn state university put test participants into three different dia groups in a randomized order. They were either put into a low fat diet group a moderate fat diet group or moderate fat diet that included one avocado a day when the test subjects blood work was analyzed after five weeks. The participants on the avocado diet had significantly lower levels of the ldl particles. So this is very low. Dense leiper protein and again. It's not as black and white as well as bad is good. Ldl plays incredibly important roles in the human body. But the smaller denser very load-ins liable protein particles have been well established to potentially have more problematic tendencies with their ability get caught up in places that they shouldn't be and their propensity towards being oxidized. And that's even more important. They noted in this. Study that in the vaccaro group. They also had significantly lower levels of oxidized. Ldl cholesterol then what they saw in the low fat in moderate fat diets. That didn't include the avocados so the avocados had some really remarkable protective effects protecting the cardiovascular system. Now participants in the avocado group also had significantly higher levels of antioxidants including looting. Which is opponent antioxidant will noted to be beneficial cardiovascular system as well one the researchers stated that the addition of the daily avocado helped to prevent the buildup of plaque any arteries dust being protective of the circulatory system hired again it's with male reproductive all of us but with the male reproductive system specifically circulation matters. All right. now you see here. There's like a little antonio banderas in. They said its circulation. Matters and avocados appeared to be very protective and supportive of healthy circulation are so avocados resembling the womb resembling. The ovaries resembling the testicles. There is a little bit of data to support this for sure and the question is is. Do we utilize this to our advantage. We know that they're incredible. Source of monounsaturated. Fats which have tremendous data now looking at longevity associated with the consumption of monounsaturated fats from real whole food sources and also just packed with a plethora of other nutrients one of the best sources of potassium. Which is incredibly important for healthy blood composition circulation. All those things as well and important part in that combination the sodium potassium pump for all of our cells in specifically our model andrea to be able to function properly. The list goes on and on and on so does get the most out of them. Well first of all avocados a really moody right. This could be another sign their reminiscent of male and female reproduction. because they're moody like they're like unripe unripe unripe unripe ripe for like half a day. They're nasty after that all right then they just quit on you. They're very moody. They're very leg like you. Got a certain window of opportunity where their fertile to eat commodities the outsider together but truly. What can we do to extend that that fertility window that window for avocados. Here's a super incredible tip that i just learned recently like the last couple of years once your avocados start too. Because you'll know like okay. This avocado is going to be good tomorrow. But if you don't get to it it might be a rap when you're avocado is just reaching that point of ripeness and maybe you've got a bunch of them. Put them in the refrigerator. Stash him in the fridge and that can extend its window of opportunity. Extend its ability to be fresh and to maintain that gorgeous. Nece that we wanna see. When we opened up an avocado stash. It in the refrigerator extends that that lifespan of ripeness and deliciousness. For a couple of days. I so leave him to sit out so that they can write ripen on the counter but then stash them in the fridge once they reach that point of ripeness. So there's a little bit of a tip there in also not this going to sound crazy but when the right you can also freeze the avocados all right now. This might be good for use. If you're putting avocados into smoothies for example or if you're using it you know you can just unthought to to whip up some guacamole right. So there's a couple of tips because avocados can be a little bit moody also if we can get avocados organic if we can have the opportunity all good but this is in on that list of the dirty dozen Avocados do appear to be a little bit more resilient when they're conventionally grown so just keep that in context and what are we using it for will obviously mentioned some folks have never experienced putting ocado in this movie if you have the right recipe. It's amazing it's amazing. So creamy smooth. Also you can make a great putting with avocado and in some high-quality chocolate. Some other ingredients. Obviously guacamole. And i like to say that guacamole is what happens when an avocado gets his wings right. That's what the there's angel song. Okay but also we can utilize it. You know obviously tossing salad in sushi rolls. You can even do some mock tuna or salmon sushi rolls or you can add avocados to a plethora of other dishes. You know it's just one of those great size that really pair well with so many different foods so the versatile avocado in its benefits on human reproduction. Right now. we're going move on to number three on our list and number. Three is ginseng now. Hopefully again if you're watching this on youtube you can see that jensen sort of looks very human-like in its presentation. The particular pitcher. There's one of the images has a bunch of ginseng in a bowl and it looks like a bunch of people laying around on the couch like mainland having a good time all right. That's how jinxing looks. So if we're talking about ginseng we're talking about it. Being viewed as a whole body tonic in a whole human vitalize or so. It's all about energy so to show the randomized double blind placebo. Controlled study published in the journal. Plus one found that after four weeks. Participants using ginseng experienced less physical and mental fatigue. And we're also found to have less oxidative stress than those taking. The placebo are in that oxidative stress. That's associated with aging. We're going to all experience some oxidative stress but when it becomes excessive like all the things that are cells are battling with today in. Our very abnormal environment is leading to accelerated aging. Now is one. There's so many aspects here with ginseng really operating as a whole human vitalize another study. This was published in the international journal of impotence research. Now again this is going back and kind of parlaying see. This was back to back with avocado for good reason what they did was. They put ginseng head to head with the placebo and head to head against a drug use. For erectile dysfunction. Thirty men were placed into each group. The jensen group the erectile dysfunction drug group and the placebo group although complete remission was not seen in any of the groups. The participants receiving ginseng had a sixty percent improvement in erectile dysfunction symptoms compared to just a thirty percent improvement from the medication and a thirty percent improvement in the placebo group again. The medication was only effective as the placebo. And this is what's consistently seen in. Clinical trials is the little sidebar. Is that in clinical trials when there is a belief system around a medication that it might be treating a particular issue and there's a positive association for example. You know blood pressure medication or something to help to manage normalize blood sugar. The list goes on and on in clinical trials. Just the belief that this drug is going to have a therapeutic effect. Leads to the therapeutic effect happening more often than not as a matter of fact in clinical trials. Placebos are somewhere in the ballpark of about thirty three percents. Effective on average for dressing that chronic issue or cute issue that the researchers are trying to target so we have to account and clinical trials. We have to account for the placebo having a therapeutic effect like what was seen here in this study. The placebo was comparative. The placebo performed just as well as the medication but will perform better than both of them was gen say now. Let's look at energy again in a more specific way. What about when you're dealing with. Extreme conditions are conventional cancer treatments are well not to carry chronic fatigue as a major side effect. Well a randomized double blind placebo controlled. Trial cited in the of the national cancer institute. Show that cancer survivors. Utilizing jensen has significantly lower fatigue levels in those in the placebo group. All right so again. How often do you hear things like this. That can start to stack conditions in people's favor regardless of the situation that define themselves in there so much to behold from the incredible foods that have been around for thousands of years throughout human evolution to fortify support human health now again many of the peer reviewed journals that are focused on. Pharmacology are giving so much credibility really. This is where the credibility is is with real food because it's coming along without detrimental saudi side effects. That's the key the side effects that come coupled with all of these recent drug invent inventions again. These things were made recently. We might have a new drug that was invented last year whereas we have human genes in in gene expression in dna has been the fall being for hundreds of thousands of years and have never interacted with this brand new thing. What's going to be the outcome. Well when we have this term side effect. it's not really a side effect at all. It's a direct effect because every single cell in your body is going to be affected when you consume anything. That's what's so crazy about our system today. It is so hyper focused on compartmentalizing. Human health right. So this particular thing is only going to affect pancreas or this particular thing is only going to affect the brain. This particular thing is only going to affect the heart. you know. This is a heart medication. it's the cardiovascular system medication and nothing could be further from the truth. It's affecting everything so even going back to the research that we covered on blueberries for example. There's a tremendous amount of research now identifying benefits with blueberries we just targeted the thing. They look like great for the is. But if it's great for the is it's also probably great for the heart is a tremendous amount of data on blueberries being beneficial for helping to manage blood pressure helping to improve the health of microbiome and even a study conducted by researchers at the university of michigan. Publish data finding that blueberry intake can potentially affect genes related to fat burning. So it's literally it's an epi genetic influence right so we look at the fields of nutrigenomics into genetics and understanding. How food literally. Every bite of food that we eat has an impact on our gene expression and also our genes have an influence on which foods are going to be good for us going to be ideal for us. So keeping all these things in context in a world that compartmentalize things we wanna think bigger than that however it can be really powerful in in a great affirmation we do learn about certain foods that do have clinical evidence in their resonance with certain human body parts that they just so happen to look like as well so with ginseng. There's a wide range of types of ginseng. And this is something that you can experiment and try out. Different forms of ginseng saying they're generally found in supplemental forms. So in capsules or dancing powder that can be added to different dishes that can be added to smoothies and things of that nature. They're also found readily in tease again. Organic if you can. It's always great to be conscientious about the sources that you choose for any supplements especially so jensen. Is that whole body. Tonic sort again looking like a human. Who's you know. Maybe doing a little dance or something like that. So charlotte ginseng. You're going to move on to number four on our list. And if this one was in one of the more captain obvious ones and this is the kidney bean resembling the kidneys. One of the major roles of the kidneys that most folks don't realize is in helping to manage the cardiovascular system. Your kidneys literally functioned as a filter to remove excess metabolic waste products from your system there credibly important and also hoping to remove excess fluids from the system in a big workload. A filtering your blood is taken on by the kidneys. Your kidneys filter about two hundred quarts of your blood. Each and every day your kidneys also in really relate to the health of our blood and managing the cardiovascular system. Your kidneys work along with your brain to manage your blood pressure. We think about blood pressure. We tend to think about the heart. You know the arteries maybe we might consider that. We think that's all handling itself. But it's really your brain and your kidneys that are major regulators of what your circulatory system is doing and so your kidneys and your brain are sending hormonal messages that either relax or constrict your blood vessels. This is how important our kidneys are and to take it a step further your actually produced the hormone erythropoietin. That tells your bone marrow to make new red blood cells to to make your red blood cells your kidneys are the one this the organised like sending the command for to get done super super powerful stuff now when it comes to regulating the blood. It's no wonder that this powerful organs. Namesake the kidney. Bean has some targeted effects. A randomized crossover trial published in the journal. Nutrition metabolism and cardiovascular diseases found that kidney beans elicit a positive effect on relaxing blood vessels for several hours after eating kidney beans are also a dent source of other healthy blood supporting compounds. Things that are needed to build our blood like iron and potassium and they're also a great source of anthocyanins. I those anthocyanins that we talked about a little bit earlier in our conversation about blueberries. So it's we're talking about antioxidants. A great way to identify antioxidants. That spectrum is colors so gin this doctrine of signatures certain colors relate to certain antioxidants. So that kind of bluish reddish hue is a good indicator that is going to be a source of anthocyanins for example so again nature didn't come without instructions and if we can tap into a little bit more of what our ancestors new in our relationship with these. Who's the human body. I think we're gonna be better for it. So kidney beans helping to benefit the kidneys through the dynamic of helping to relax the blood vessels in lowering normalizing blood pressure especially in the context of folks who have hypertension so that is number four on our list of these incredible foods that resembled the body parts that they could for next up on our listen to. This was going to be a little surprising. Because i don't think a lot of folks have actually seen this before now recently just within the last decade or so a lot of folks have been able to have a new relationship with chocolate and start to understand. The root of where chocolate comes from because growing up. we just saw it as candy. Just like three musketeers. Mars butterfinger twix whatever's got the chocolate coating or hershey's bar right so we got chocolate candy and we don't know where it comes from just think this chocolate is made up but chocolate actually comes from a powerful rudy comes from the root of cow. Right so this botanically. It's this it's a pod that when you cut it open. They're a bunch of seeds within it that is covered with fruit. It's covered it's a fruit covering but within it are what we call these chocolate beans right so this the cacao beans are inside covered by fruit but again you gotta see the youtube video on this one when you cut the pot open and you see that. Plethora of fruit covered seeds within the cow. Pod in looks damn close to some teeth. It looks like that cacao pod is smiling at you in it is super weird chocolate and its root. Could cow is beneficial for our teeth right. Now listen to this. A study conducted by researchers from the department of pediatric dentistry. At the university of naples in italy found that the polyphenyls chocolate have anti karaoke genyk aka anti cavity affects specifically the researchers found that chocolate polyphenyls significantly reduce biofilm formation and acid production that is detrimental to our teeth again. You've got to see the video on this when to see how much resembles teat is really weird now. Theobromine specifically mrs an alkaloid bound in chocolate is also well noted to have benefits for the cardiovascular system but it also appears to have benefits for our teeth. A study published in the dental research journal revealed that the theobromine in chocolate based non fluoride toothpastes outperformed to commercial fluoride toothpastes including kids colgate in defending against cavity associated microbe activity. That's bananas brushing your teeth with chocolate compounds who knew who knew outperformed fluoride toothpaste in including kids colgate. Which game comes along with him. Put through whatever so understanding this compound theobromine but let share this actually with you. This is a little fun fact. The compound theobromine is derived from the cow tree itself the name of the cacao tree. That's where the compound. Theobromine est alkaloid gets its name. The scientific name of the cacao tree itself is the obama cal right the aroma but the obama ca cow which means food of the gods in greek. Now let that dance around your mental dance floor for a little bit are shot out the kevin bacon and the footloose. The food of the gods really really cool now overall the tannin's polyphenols and flavonoids found in dark chocolate and its origins ca. Cow are protective of our teeth. Chocolate also contains a plethora of nutrients that are needed for healthy teeth and gums like calcium magnesium and potassium again mountains of peer reviewed evidence demonstrate the benefits that high quality chocolate have on things like cardiovascular health in brain health and we've talked about several times here on the whole show but its benefits for our teeth are another way. The chocolate can put a smile on your face now. This really leans into the importance of the quality in source of chocolate. Aren't this matter so much. we're talking about these benefits. we're not talking about jamming down some twix. We're not talking about jim and down. You know hershey's bar we're talking about getting closer to the root of chocolate high quality chocolate. You know the root of cow. So they're wonderful companies now. That are making dark chocolate bars. That aren't including a tremendous amount of heavily refined sugar and you know just going overboard in the process. The extraction process the the processing of the chocolate to keeping it closer to its roots so that it has more bioavailable nutrients so that's one aspect of it for sure so we've got of course cow powder that you can use for smoothies. There's cacao nibs you can get a little pieces of chocolate beans and add them to different dishes as well. Toss him into smoothies and things like that too. so it's upgrading. The sourcing chocolate by the way traditionally. If we're talking about you know. Ancient civilizations like the aztecs chocolate was actually used as a form of currency. What let all right. forget bitcoin. There were if you want to get like a new sweater. You here's seventeen chocolate beans. Let me get that you know. Instead of the gucci s the aztec gucci. I don't know but you go by your your clothes and your food and you know your livelihood use those chocolate beans are it. Was this valuable for them to utilize this were were rich with sources of of of gold and things of that nature but you know one of the the rulers. He had a vault full of an pitcher like scrooge mcduck just full of these chocolate beans in diving in going swimming in the chocolate beans. But this is how valuable spent for cultures of the past because they knew something remarkable about this food. Oftentimes if we're talking about combining with things it wasn't necessarily at the chocolate combined with the sweet is a newer invention because there some evidence that the traditional hot chocolate drink was really something that was more spicy all right and so leaning into that a little bit about using chocolate in some savory dishes. There's a great chocolate chili recipe. Are you could toss a little bit of of cacao powder into into your next maybe some kidney beans and the chip we start stacking all right all about but one of the most common ways and the easiest onramp for folks is making a chocolate smooth. You in but upgrading those ingredients so when we're talking about high quality protein powder that has a high quality source of ca- in there too high quality cocoa. It just is going to up level extract. Some of these benefits that again. It's not just for cardiovascular system our brain but also noticeably for our teeth surprisingly in the data so throwing together a smoothie that combines and what we can do again get stack here with some of these foods we've already covered but again we've got to keep in mind that your source your protein from random company x. Chocolate protein can be very sketchy all right. I can't even over the years. I've experimented with so many different protein. Powders so many different sources informs everything from colostrum based to plant based protein. pumpkin protein. Rice brought you name it. I've experimented with it. Oftentimes for months at a time sometimes even years to see what it does and also in my clinical practice and recommending just based on people's preferences different sources of proteins wide range. But of course if you're gonna do away protein you wanna make sure that it is a grass fed. Way are without all those crazy ingredients. The maltodextrin any unnecessary things but low by simic sweeteners. In there and my favorite what is in our cabinets. We use the protein from on it. It's in a league of its own hands down. It's just incredible. That's oh in. It the way protein from on the sourcing is remarkable in. Also it's coming along with digestive enzymes and low glycemic sweeteners as well. My wife loves the chocolate. She loves it is her daily thing in. So we've got that and also the wonderful plant based protein is well chocolate protein. So that's another way that we could build and stack into a smoothie chocolate smoothly with higher quality chocolate and higher quality proteins. All right we know. How important protein is we. We talk about building block of the human body building blocks to the human bodies amino acids. No i don't think we get it literally. Our cells require protein. Are we talking about hormones for example right hormones. These biochemical messengers that allow ourselves to talk to each other is pretty important. Hormones are made from proteins. This is so important on so many levels and being muscle protective especially as we're performing especially as we're moving on at age one of the biggest detriments that we see. The decline is really taking a taking place with the loss of functionality. Losing muscle you know sarko pena and all these other issues. We've got to be protective of muscle it so valuable. It's our muscle is like a reservoir for anti-aging ramones. It is so protective at keeping us younger longer functional longer. We need protein to build that muscle so i audit on so passionate about this because it's something so simple readily available plus we can stack this movie with more real foods as well. But that's on it dot com for slash model. That's all in an it dot com for slash model. 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It's going to be a smoothie we're gonna use as the base for the creaming is we're gonna use avocado are so you take half of a small ripe avocado you toss that into the blender then one cup of frozen blueberries. So we got our blueberries. We've got avocado that we use the chocolate protein from on it. And then you add your favorite milk so whatever be non dairy dairy milk. Whatever it is that floats your boat. There's so many different things that people are milking today all right. They're they're milking the teat of almonds. They're they're milking milk and flax milk and cashews. Everything is getting milked out there. I so there's a plethora different most whatever milk you're into This so many different kinds of milk and have you ever major own nut milk. I do you have a nut. Milk back probably the worst product name ever invented but yeah we used to make nut milk all the time all right. So anyways had differed milk and at some ice and also something for a little bit more of that sitadi factor the taste into matchup with the fats. And they're a nut butter of your choice as well so this could be some organic peanut butter to be some organic almond butter. Whatever the case might be or it can be the next body mimicking nut that we're going to cover right now. The next one of our powerful foods that actually resemble the human body parts of have peer reviewed evidence on its benefit is walnuts and the human brain are now getting make sure to check out the youtube version because it is uncanny how much a walnut looks like the brain now strikingly compounds. Found in walnuts have been shown to be remarkable and their affects on the human brain notably compounds. A walnuts have been shown to help scrub your brain clear of the harmful amyloid beta peptide that leads to bona fide amyloid plaque build up in the brain in this amyloid plaque buildup is associated with dementia and alzheimer's and more in walnuts have some protective benefits. Here the data highlighted in the journal neurochemical research demonstrates that walnuts have the potential to reduce oxidative stress reduced inflammation and protect your brain cells from an early demise. Walnuts are packed with brain healthy vitamins minerals and fats and recent research from. Ucla suggests that eating a handful of walnuts per day may actually help to boost memory. The researchers found that walnuts appear to have benefits on improving memory concentration in the speed. At which your brain processes information again is not just the structure of the brain in being protective of that but also the functionality in that playing out in the real world with improved memory walnuts compact in their very own. Hardshell like your cranium for example and again it's another little bit of a That's really interesting interesting coincidence. And without special equipment it can be really hard nut to crack now also in that same lane of functionality. In it whole body benefited walnuts have been found to interact with the brain and other organs to coordinate the release of certa tidy hormones so these hormones that help us to feel satisfied to experience a sense of fullness and not be experiencing ravenous hunger right so these nuts including walnuts great category of foods that have really great benefits on our society hormones but notably here in this context walnuts so not only do they look like the brain. They have beneficial impact on our brain cells as well with this walnuts again. Super easy to use could snack on walnuts. We could add to a smoothie. You can get yourself. some walnut. Butter are easy to add trail. Mix salads you can obviously used them in a variety of culinary dishes of this. Is something simple to add to snacks. So sprinkling on some yogurt. gluten free oats or whatever. You're into walnuts easy adding but the question is are you using them because your brain really seems to like them are going to move on. We're at number seven on our list of these eleven powerful foods that resemble the organs in the human body that they have benefit for clinically proven benefit. All right now this next one is we tend to think of our longs simply as airfield sex in chest got these sacks in our chest but there's a lot more than air going on in their within the lungs helping to make the breathing magic happen or the bronx which strikingly resemble the larger stems of broccoli. The bronchials which mimic the way broccoli has smaller branches springing off from the large main branch and the alveoli which are the tiny air sacs at the end of the bronchials that resembled the buds from the flowering. Head of the broccoli again. You've got to see the youtube version to see. Just how similar broccoli looks to the inner workings of the lungs. The lungs are incredibly complex powerful. Take the alveoli for example. These tiny buds are where the lungs and the blood exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide during the process of breathing in and breathing out that some seriously powerfull activity happening in those tiny little buds. Now they're tiny but they're incredibly mighty in their performance now. How does the broccoli in lung health connection play out in the real world because again once you see this similarity in their appearances. Really really crazy and cool. But how does this play out. Will researchers at johns hopkins university found that so far of a plant chemical that is made by broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables helps to restore the immune system pathways within the lungs that clean out the pathogens and reduce the risk of infections research at ucla also noted the potent ability of sulfurophane to reduce inflammation specifically in the lungs another study and this was featured in the journal. Bmc cancer reveal some remarkable benefits in reducing lung cancer risk in smokers and former smokers. The researchers found that the isothiocyanates that are uniquely found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables have a cancer modulating effect that defends the lungs against smoking related damage. They noted that the isothiocyanates modulate carcinogen metabolism and facilitate carcinogen detoxification as really really powerful now circling back to the anti inflammatory effects. That brooklyn compounds have on the lungs. I was shocked by how many peer reviewed papers have come out recently analyzing the benefits that these broccoli compounds can have against covid nineteen. I couldn't believe it like who who thinks that. But i love it because this is the world we live in right now yes. There's a lot of nonsense. Yes a lot in. Medicine has been barking up the wrong tree. But there's so many folks now who are aware of the remarkable benefits and compounds that are found in foods that have just amazing benefits in the human body whereas food is largely been brushed off to the side in this in its importance in medicine in negating the fact that our tissues are literally made from food. And we're trying to adjust entreat tissues with these external synthetic treatments right. These newly invented treatments not understanding that our tissues themselves are made from the things that we eat so does food matter. of course it matters now. Many researchers have really put this top of mind looking at things like this because again i was shot. I couldn't believe how many studies we're looking at these broccoli compounds in a relationship with covid nineteen. Check this out. A report published in trends in pharmacological sciences highlighted house a furrow fame upon the defensive pathways used by the lungs and other tissues that combat excessive inflammation triggered by covid nineteen another study published in the world allergy organization journal titled efficacy of broccoli and glucose raffin in in covid nineteen a paper again looking at broccoli and cova nineteen. Who knew who thought of this. So the title of the paper gave was efficacy of broccoli in glucoraphanin in cova nineteen from hypothesis to proof of concept with three experimental clinical cases The title of the paper in this paper analyzed several studies employing broccoli compounds in relationship cove nineteen in one study. The scientists detailed that capsules of seeds containing glucose in this is another one of these compounds that are abundant in broccoli and they found that consuming. These capsules of broccoli seeds containing google raffin being taken before the onset of sars cov two infection and we're continued daily for over a month after the first covid nineteen symptoms so they started taking them before got the infection and continue taking them. The researchers stated that this intervention consuming these broccoli concentrates was found to reduce many of the symptoms of covid nineteen rapidly. Another aspect of the study. Found that the intervention led to a reduction in severity of cytokine storms. Now i'll tell you this doesn't sound real like broccoli versus covert. It doesn't sound real. It doesn't all right because our paradigm is such that we're looking for a new drug some kind of lakes scientists to come together and we this being this doesn't fit into that paradigm but the data exists is really interesting. It's not saying that this is some curative agents. Magic end all be all but there are some notable compounds in here that are helping to reduce inflammation and helping to reduce the severity of symptoms. So we should definitely acknowledged that and this is why again. There's multiple papers looking at this. And i was i was gonna say this is why we need to investigate this further because if this is beneficial here what else can be beneficial for now. The most concentrated form of these compounds as kind of highlighted a little bit less study i mentioned are the nutrients found not just in the broccoli itself but in broccoli sprouts which the advice from harvard researcher and founder of the angiogenesis society. Dr william lee. Who was on the motto. Show several times on recently to talk about kobe. Nineteen and he's got some incredible insights very early on in this and being able to to get lung tissue from cadaver and see the interaction that kobe nineteen has on lung tissue. In finding that this is much more related to the capillary functioned. The endothelium then what most folks realize so this being more a circulatory issue not just this strictly respiratory condition so really powerful stuff will put that episode with dr william lee for you in the show notes but he talked about on the show. How how powerful broccoli sprouts can be as a preventative and supportive agent in relationship to this infectious disease. That's on everybody's minds to really cool stuff. They're broccoli resembles the inner workings of our lungs. And just so happens. There's a tremendous amount of peer viewed evidence showing that broccoli does in fact have benefits substantial benefits for our lungs. So same tennant here. We can get organic broccoli. All good we can get fresh broccoli. Frozen broccoli's super easy thing to always have on hand in the freezer combining broccoli wissam high-quality. Fats is going to you know because there's going to be fat soluble nutrients broccoli as well. So you know obviously broccoli's kind of its stand alone thing but broccoli funny enough can also be added. Some people add broccoli to you know. Different soups and smoothies. And things like that as well. I'm not saying do them as soon as delicious. But some folks do but the broccoli sprouts one of my my mother-in-law's one of my greatest teachers mentors. She put the broccoli sprouts right on top of the salad looking like a whole bunch of like you know albert einstein's hair on top of her salad right in itchy. Tear that up. And then so that. Got me interested in the sprout. So i got into this life. Shot up to mama mcabe. I appreciate you immensely. Always so broccoli sprouts. Broccoli added are going to move on here. We're up to eight here on our list of foods that resemble the human body different parts of the human body and this one is looking. Add something that resembles directly human blood. I don't think there's any natural whole real food that resembles blood more than beats our beats. If you've ever seen a beet juice or juice a beat yourself it comes gushing out like a scene from from blade. Three right blade three. Apparently you know. The progression of the blade movies went downhill. But i like blade. Three ryan reynolds in it. It was great. I thought it was good. Shelter wesley snipes is coming. They're redoing it now. As well as marvel universe bringing blade into the thing arguably blade kicked off the new marvel paradigm and gave them a lift to do what they're doing today because marvel at the time they were selling off their rights and their properties their their characters left and right to try to stay afloat. So being shot out to two blade into wesley snipes anyways blood back to blood if he was like what is blade. He's a vampire. Okay so beats and blood now. Obviously the blood is also referred to as the river of life within our within our tissues and it's transporting nutrients and oxygen everywhere that needs to go to to to to fuel to provide nutrients to everything from our is to our spine to our toes. Thank you blood this river of life in our tissues for doing the incredible job that it does. Now how do beets which again look like more than any other wholefood. Blood kinda creepy. But how does this play out to benefiting our blood well a randomized. Double blind placebo. Controlled clinical trial analyze the effects of beet. Juice on blood pressure and indo the'll function of older adults at the end of the four study. The results demonstrated that the participants receiving beet juice had significant improvements in blood pressure and improvements in large vessel thelia function now circling back to a little bit. The science we talked about with covid nineteen the damage to our in delia. Function that takes place with that. Our bodies response decided kind storms are response to interacting with this particular virus. A lot of the damage is being done to our them and so seeing that beet juice again of all things benefits and supporting in deleo functioning also improving blood pressure. What's going on here. The naturally occurring dietary nitrates in beats appear readily improve levels of nitric oxide in the body in support overall cardiovascular performance and this carries out into the domain of sports and exercise as well and this is really one of the big places that beats are being utilized. Today is in sports and sports performance. And there's some really cool data on this to a study published in the journal of applied. Physiology showed that drinking juice boost stamina up to sixteen percent during exercise in sports training. What that's incredible sixteen percent increase in stamina and also the study noted that the participants even experienced less muscle damage and less fatigue after the exercise and training was over. I really really cool stuff so this is operating on. I'm supporting our blood in myriad of ways we're talking about beats beats again. I mentioned juicing beats. There are a lot of different supplements that include beach right now but again the quality and the sourcing of these things matter a lot you can add beats to salads and different things as well but it's just one of those really interesting things that has a direct looks gin when you see beet juice for example because like blood looks like a pint of that Be positive but it really does have some benefits for supporting our blood in both managing End in sports performance so beats now moving onto number nine here in number nine. We're keeping in the same domain the things that resonate and have a similarity with our blood in even are red blood. Cells this one. His pomegranate hurry pomegranate a meta analysis of eight eight randomized controlled trials published in the journal pharmacological research detailed. How pomegranates have antioxidant anti hypertensive. An anti inflammatory effects specifically in support of the cardiovascular system. The study noted that drinking pomegranate juice consistently had blood pressure normalizing effects in test subjects. There it is another one of those. This has risen in popularity recently. You know there's some commercial pomegranate juices out there but you gotta be careful with the sugar content in these things are now little fun fact this crazy. I never experienced anything like this. But you know. I moved from the mid west to california not that long ago. It's been about a year and a half. Maybe world's been nuts since getting here budge in this climate in this part this this space on how the where situated on the globe certain things just grow here you know. A lot of folks have like avocados like the next door. Neighbor has like orange trees lemon trees in apple trees and all this stuff just walking down the street. You just see fruit rolling down the street literally. I was walking yesterday morning in orange fell off the tree. Just rolled right up to me me out. All right creeped me out you so this is something very new to me. I didn't grow up with these conditions but earlier this year i was outside in my backyard and i noticed there was this fruit hanging down from this bush right literally. Not that far. From where i am i went over to it approached. It cautiously house like i know. This isn't a pomegranate just dangling down from this last tree whatever. This is ensure enough is a pomegranate tree just like sprouted up out of nowhere so i took a further investigation. Got a little closer with my curiosity and went over to pick a couple of them. And i found that one of them actually had a A little bit of entry point into where a squirrel had gotten in there and was dining on that pomegranate. Goodness you know probably given that you know that good blood circulation you know taking it back to his house. Squirrel companion never mind but in by the way. If you've seen on instagram. I've got this another thing about la like these squirrels are different here. Saying lewis squirrels. They are very they. Don't mess with people like if you if you're one hundred yards away. They're they're they're they got caution. There yellow light comes up right. This squirrels in la or different. You can walk right by. And they're like what you what you looking at. Blair what is it is so but if you graham i have little squirrel buddy that comes up to me and literally like each out of my hand. Which is i know. some people. Don't do that this girl would if you get this that just relax but one day. My squirrel buddy came up to eat a little snack. That i have for him in his teeth. Were so red and it just like creeped me out. I was like did he just murdered. Somebody and i'm just like i don't know about my fingers now and i got very apprehensive. But he's probably jumping into that pomegranate. That was right there so anyways but there was a couple of other ones that weren't into and saw brought him in. My mother-in-law was here at the time. She actually i believe she. She had one of them but anyways pomegranates are not that easy to get the the nutrients out of because they're so like it's compartmentalized in. It's kinda like this strange cellular world when you when you cut it open and so you got to you. Know scoop in. Moscow bought the seeds and takes a tremendous amount to make juice out of but then the other compounds other things other factors in there that can be beneficial to that you might be able to extract in different ways than just juicing it in and potentially losing some some the compound so anyway. This was very strange for me very weird experience because also comes up especially coming from where from where i come from or you never saw food just growing outside like that. There's a part comes up like okay. I'm picking this fruit but is this. Fda approved like. I don't know like there's a little bit of a apprehension is a little bit of reservation that comes up because of the association with food. You getting it from a place entity and it's still very of. I've had many experiences of like going getting food. And you know if grown some things but it's still it's still there. Little ghost of of sean. Christmas past comes up as like mood. Fda and now. I know the fda really isn't you know come on you already know by the way about forty percent of the funding for the fda comes from pharmaceutical companies. Who then you know. They're approving drove from the pharmaceutical companies. Let me stop. Let's not go down the track today. But we're focusing here on phenomenon. Pomegranates are remarkable. And sometimes nature will just present you with a thing that you need to have so these this residents that it has again. This was eight randomized controlled clinical trials and publishing a journal that focuses on pharmacology finding that pomegranates have really remarkable anti-oxident anti hypertension hypertensive benefits anti inflammatory effects. As well are so but be mindful that sugar content has got to be better ways. Matter of fact there is a better way. I'll tell you just a moment number ten on our list. We're staying at lane. With the blood cranberries cranberries inter cellular adhesion molecule. One or i came. One is a glycoprotein that is over expressed in many disease states specifically in cardiovascular disease i can one also has a key function for the blood brain barrier okay and it's a marker for inflammation elevated blood levels of i cam one have been shown to be increased in conditions such as major depression bipolar disorder and dementia according to data published in frontiers in pharmacology. As for the blood in cardiovascular system. Both i cam one nv cam. One vascular cell adhesion molecule one are expressed within atherosclerotic lesions an elevated plasma levels of these molecules suggest a role in the build up of plaque within the arteries in this society in the journal circulation is not too so good so what food can potentially improve our blood. By targeting this specific issue over the course of a four week study published in the british journal of nutrition tests. Participants drinking low calorie. Cranberry juice had significant decreases in one. And vi cam one and reduced of circulating. Ldl again the oxidation is really the big issue. And now we've got some really cool period. Evidence showing that cranberries these compounds in this food again. That has its resonant. This is red juice. You know blood. Like appearance. to in the cranberries themselves looking like little cells having this benefit for helping to defend the body against plaque buildup in the arteries and in multiple ways. Again targeting. I can't one became one in also the oxidation of helio so pretty remarkable stuff got cranberries pomegranate b. Some like a blood transfusion really up. Leveling the quality of our blood the river of life. But how can we get all these things without all of the added sugar. That comes along with these foods in commercial products. Well there's a concentrate of beat pomegranate cranberry and even blueberry that we talked about earlier and other din superfoods and that red hue at red blood building hugh and adapted as well in the organic red juice formula now instead of using these crazy sweeteners and sugar literally sugar. That's added to conventional cranberry juice. Pomegranate juice using low glycemic natural sweeteners. All right so we're getting. This flavor sensation is kind of like this is concentrated these red superfoods. It's like red juice. That's like bread kuei in a sense. It's like upgrading that whole paradigm in getting this infusion of all these powerful superfoods nutrients in a way that tastes good. That's easy to use and it's low temperature process to retain a lot of the nutrition that we're looking for in the first place is why i love it. So much and kids love it. You know i. My son's best friend lives next door charlotte to avery. He comes over and also they get now but if he's over my house they just go randomly going crack. Open a red juice and added water stirred up and sip on that. I loved her. they're doing that. I love is so much it makes me so happy. And you know it's so it's kid tested parent approved but it just makes this process easier makes it more of an easy on ramp for folks get these good things into their bodies versus like okay. If you're going to get healthy now. I'm going to need you start. Juicing beets every day right so just making it. More approachable ange. I love things that do that. Because we've got we've got quite a ways to go in our society. We've moved so far away. From interacting with these foods. As i mentioned earlier even my interaction with a food growing my backyard. Having some you know some old vibes coming up about it but uh getting closer to our food getting closer to the sourcing of things and if we're getting supplements make sure there were getting supplements from companies that pay attention to these things. That are ganic. By the way organic ingredients in the reduce formula and having a high level of integrity. So definitely check him out as organic dot com slash model and you get twenty percents off the reduce formula and there are other incredible superfoods. So that's o. R. g. a. n. i f. i dot com for slash model gays organic dot com for such model all g in i f. I dot com for sash model for twenty percent off. And those are three foods that are well noted to be beneficial to human blood and they kinda resemble that as well. So we're here at our final food. That resembles part of the human body. But the question is peer reviewed evidence showing that it actually has a benefit for their body. Part in the next one is sweet. Potato in the pancreas. Now we're going to have again on the youtube version. You could see some images of this pretty striking. I actually took a picture of a sweet potato myself. I just went over to. We've got a bunch sweet potatoes over there. I wouldn't pick one up. I was like no way. It's even got the little curvature at the end of because the pancreas pay increase isn't really respected oregon. You know in our what people know brain health gut health. We've got the got. The heart health pancreas needs more love. Pancreases doing so many incredible things and it's just a strange looking oregon. But you know the benefits and we're gonna talk a little bit about that scene with this interaction with sweet. Potatoes in the pancreas are pretty. Pretty crazy nas. Well noted that are pancreas. Is the home for the production of insulin. Specifically the beta cells in our pancreas are making insulin which an insulin is needed to drive glucose into the cells and having too much glucose floating around in our bloodstream can be very very detrimental and dangerous to our health so until it is critically important in that and most importantly here in this conversation today is insulin sensitivity because the beta cells can be producing insulin but if our bodies are inundated with constant influx of sugar then that signal that messaging for insulin to be produced is still there but the ability for the cells to retain their sensitivity to interacting with insulin to open the cell up for that energy to get shuttle into the cell. That can go down to sort of like your cells are getting spammed by insulin. And it's starting to go to the junk mail now so that insulin sensitivity is going down and so having a high level of insulin sensitivity is important for managing issues that can result you know. We've stressed that up further. We see issues like type two diabetes. In which is somewhere in the ballpark of ninety percent of the cases of diabetes in our country. But then there's type one diabetes where there's an absence of the production of insulin. By the beta cells in the pancreas so you know there's there's a couple of issues here and again. This is much more rare. But there's this is an auto immune type condition is well. There's a lot of things that we can do with our nutrition with our sleep with with our movement practices that can help to support folks even if they are experiencing that side of the equation as well. But we're specifically talking about the skyrocketing increase in type two diabetes in our world today and increases in insulin resistance and so knowing these things can sweet potato being that it really mimics. The appearance of the pancreas if there was a food. That's gonna look like it. Does it have any benefit here. Well a study cited in the journal of the academy of nutrition and dietetic founded the consumption of sweet potatoes can minimize insulin resistance and defend against high blood sugar in people who are suffering from diabetes. This exists this exists. And i've gotta share this with you because this is fascinating. A new study and this was published in food and nutrition research analyzing the effects of white sweet potato on diabetic mice. So again i wanted to show this because this is fascinating. This isn't a human residents here but of course a lot of the stuff for you know. Prior to human studies are using animal models. Listen to this again. Okay so again. This is published in food and nutrition research analyzing the effects of white sweet potato on diabetic. Mice found that the consumption of sweet potato actually triggered the creation of new pancreatic idiots. Now these are essentially small islands of cells. In the pancreas that contains several types of cells. Like the all important alpha and beta cell. So it's literally creating these cells this kind of these islands of cells that contain alpha and beta cells that okay so we know the betas. The beta cells produce insulin. The alpha cells produce glucose glucose gone plays a major role in helping to. Insulin is getting released to store energy. Gugans coming along to get that energy out of the cell to be used as fuel right and so specifically glueck gone works a lot more with a store glycogen in the liver but kind of geeking out on his right now so crazy that it's this food has been found to triggered the production of the cells that make these hormones. What in the world and again further studies need to be done on this but this is a new study came out recently. Seen his impact on mice which is oftentimes mirrored in humans. But again going back. We do have clinical evidence specifically in human trials on the consumption of sweet potatoes minimizing insulin resistance and defending the body against high blood sugar. Now there's many different types of sweet potatoes. You know everything from this study again. Included white sweet potato with really common in also in clinical. Trials is the orange sweet potato got purple sweet potatoes. And we've got the japanese sweet potatoes. Which would fall into the white potato. Goodness inside is the outer portion is more of this kind of violet reddish purple hue so many different types of sweet potatoes different nutrient profiles in each grace source of microbiome. Friendly fiber is well. You know the list goes on and on tons of different ways that utilize sweet potatoes just traditionally bacon it and eating. It can add a couple of little you know little little condiments to it to make it even more tasty you can you sweet potato as a replacement for so many things can make sweet potato muffins. Sweet potato pancakes you can use them in savory dishes as well so you know use them in stews. Use them in You know making like your your own burrito bowl and you know having sweet potato along with kidney beans in a kind of a nice little chilly. There's so many different ways to utilize these incredible foods but the question is are we using them so hopefully. This episode really helped to spark a new association. A new kinship with some of these foods that we've covered and is going into the doctrine of signatures and saying hey we do know that there are these myths out there that these foods look like certain human body parts but do they actually support them. Do they actually have protective effects. They actually have any anti-aging effects any effects that helped improve those organs and today we went through a lot of the perfect evidence that shows like. Wow there is some really cool connections with this. So if you're watching this on the version in the comments below what are some other foods that resemble the body part that they're good for their many others that we could have put it through his episode. But for you are they any jump up into your mind that you are aware of that resemble human body parts of their good for leaving in the comments section below or. What was your favorite food that you learn about today and listen. We've got some powerful epic interviews and masterclasses coming your way very soon so make sure to state to take care of an amazing day. 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