Power Foods for the Brain
Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored over 70 scientific publications as well as 17 books. As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He has hosted three PBS television programs on nutrition and health and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition and research. Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Barnard received his M.D. degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found the Physicians Committee.
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Great talk. I am already walking to work twice a week, but because of Dr. Barnard, I am upping it to 3 days a week, which for me amounts to nearly 90 minutes of walking per week, and a distance of 3.5 miles. And that is brisk walking. The food, that is another story. I am eating a lot less than I used to, and I am fasting. But, the elimination of saturated and trans fats from my diet is proving to be more of a challenge. But, it is a work in progress.
I go to my office monday to friday and before i get to my office i have to walk for 20 minutes to reach the gate and i have to take the stairs going to 2nd floor each stair have 20 steps to reach a floor and then i have to walk again for 5minutes to reach the elevator then walk again for about 3minutes to get to my desk. Thats life hahaha! And thats my everyday life going to my office :) i don't need to exert more effort to go exercising. :))))
This guy looks and sounds like a vegan quak to me... I'm sure he is... good luck following his diet guidelines, and no meat policy.. eat those sugars from your fruit, and get diabetes or worse... Look at Steve Jobs and his fruit diet, where is he now? Did he live to 150? Good luck trying to lower avg life expectancy with your quackery..
Nice Video, I enjoyed it very much as I do many videos with the same basic "No meat, No Dairy, Colorful fruits and veggies, Live longer and healthier" But it's kind of like saying "I really like North polarity of magnets". THat's great but there is a SOUTH end to that magnet too! Don't forget to Preach that we need to Reduce the birthrate of humans for every life extending tip we give. It is basic animal tendency to reproduce more when you are healthier!!! we need to make a concentrated effort to reduce the birthrate every time we promote longer life. Thank you for your time and STOP HAVING BABIES ! ! !
Correlation not causation, would it not also stand that those who eat more fats and had unhealthy diets would also be less health conscious in general and therefor would be more likely to drink & smoke to excess and exercise less. This is far more likely than whatever this guy is talking about, needs more proof that fats are causing this than simply finding a correlation in peoples diets
Me and my family are vegetarians. Food is important to us! In addition, walking is our favorite sport. We live in Wroclaw, for example from home to the center we go half an hour, to the railway station about 20 minutes. Yes, we have a car and we take our dog for it, for walks, out of town :) Thank you for confirming that we are on the right track of our life! :)
He and many other doctors are fighting an uphill battle trying to change decades of thought and a system that is failing.. What these doctors know is that the more people they get on board the more the system will change. THEY ARE WINNING 13:30.. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK Dr. Barnard.
HERE IS MY STORY
I had extreme high blood pressure. My doctor wanted me to go on high blood pressure pills, my whole family was on them. I said no. He advised against it said it was life or death. I said how long would it take for me to lower my blood pressure if I went on the pills? He said 3-6 months. I said i need to have it lowered in 2 weeks to a month for government testing. He laughed at me. I did research changed my lifestyle found out what could lower hbp. Went back to see my doctor in a month. He was amazed he told me and I quote, "This is NOT medically possible he said the test don't lie I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it." He wanted to know how and what did." I taught him show him all medical research I looked at.
The same goes for the optometrists - She was fresh out of college well 3 years. Just started her own practice. I had poor eyesight. I could not read text messages or see what was on a computer screen two feet in front of me. She prescribed glasses (4-5+). This was my first time going to see an eye doctor in 10+ years. She said something to me that was very odd which I didn't like. She said, "it will take some time for your eyes to get use to the glasses." i asked why? I didn't like her answers. So I took the glasses did some research on nutrition and eye health etc. Won't bore you with details. Followed that research (lifestyle change). They had this machine that the receptionist used to measure strength of glasses. Periodically (1-1.5 weeks) I would go in to the optometrist's office find out what the strength of my new readers were because I didn't trust what the tag said in the store. I was going in so frequently with lower readers that I didn't know the optometrist was monitoring my progress. I stopped in one day, the male receptionist said, "do you have readers you want me to test?" I chuckled and said, "no none today, I do not have to wear glasses anymore, I just stopped in to let you know that!" I said, I don't have to wear readers anymore either at work or to read texts." He was shocked. A day or two later the optometrist's office called me to schedule an appointment. She tested my eyes and my vision is almost back to normal (not perfect but getting there with a little more time) She was amazed. She wanted to know how I went wearing glasses to not wearing glasses. I taught her what I did and back it up with medical. Doctors these days do not have time to read all medical studies that come out in their fields. The information is out there - I BELIEVE WE HAVE TO TAKE OUR HEALTH INTO OUR OWN HANDS. . I am glad that my doctors had an open mind and a willingness to learn. Hopefully they will teach other people and not turn to medication and use nutrition instead. On my journey - i tried to eat as healthy as possible - organic and sometimes i couldn't because it was too expensive.But I always ate as healthy as possible and my health changed. WE AS NORTH AMERICANS HAVE TO STAND UP AND HAVE A VOICE. THE MORE PEOPLE THAT STAND UNITED THE MORE WE WILL HAVE A VOICE FOR CHANGE IT IS JUST NOT RIGHT TO TELL A PERSON WHO HAS CANCER - THEY HAVE SIX MONTHS LEFT TO LIVE AND SEND HIM OFF TO DIE WHEN THERE MAY BE ALTERNATIVES.
ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A HUGE CHANGE. BE THAT CHANGE WHEREVER YOU LIVE!!
P.S - I passed all my tests..
Wait... when Barnard talks about "us" getting too much iron and copper from vitamin supplements/cast-iron pans/copper pipes, who is he referring to? Because maybe omnivores already get enough iron from their diet, but I'm not an omnivore. I'm a whole food, plant-based vegan...
New research says there is a difference between yogurt, cheese and Milk. Milk is not as good for you as is cheese and yogurt. In fact people who ate cheese and yogurts and even some milk lived longer than those who had none.
I have a question. So we use cast iron pan at home. I have been diagnosed with iron deficiency. Subsequently, I'm taking iron supplements. How does that happen? How am I deficient if I'm consuming enough iron that the body needs?
Beans are indigestible. Anyone who promotes them does not understand the biology of digestion, the benefits of food absorption. I saw him on PBS and thought, how can anyone promote foods that we cannot take all the benefits from. Well, everyone's gotta' make a buck and that is what I think this guy is all about.
I can sight research that opposes some of what he says Also I use a cast iron pan every day, sometimes twice a day. Had hair analysis done a wekk ago...no significant accumulation of iron at all.. Meh, lots of what he states is elementary at this point and I question the rest. Typical mainstream medicine stuff. Nothing earth shattering.
Say it with me people. Carb-O-hydrate.
Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen.
All meats and plants contain them. Why is this a thing?
I want people to stop saying carbohydrates. I really do.
Edit: I also want people to stop using sugar so loosely. But today I'm kicking off the new classes for these foods: Carbs or carbohydrates are now either high sugar or low sugar foods.
That is all.
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They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.