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Food for Thought

"Food for thought: How Nutrients Effect Mental Health"
How does Food Effect the Body?

Food for Thought (RI)
Nov. 17, 2017
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Food for Thought Objectives Cover Bibliography

Food For Thought

Presented by:

Dr. Merrily A. Kuhn, CCRN(r), RN, Ph.D., N.D, Ph.D.

Institute for Brain Potential


Participants completing this program should be able to:
1.  Identify nutrients that can affect neurotransmitters including serotonin, dopamine, and brain opiates.
2. Discuss how mood disorders are influenced by inflammation and anti-inflammatory nutrients.
3. Describe how appetite and stress-related eating are affected by the adrenal hormones,norepinephrine, and cortisol.
4. Discuss the behavioral consequences of poorly regulated glycemic control.
5. Identify selected nutrients that can impair or enhance attention, anxiety, cognition, and sleep.

Lead Detected in 20% of Baby Food Samples!

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Earlier this week we released EWG's 2016 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™. This year’s response is staggering.  Hundreds of thousands of consumers like you are turning to this important resource to shop smarter and cleaner by avoiding fruits and veggies most likely to be laden in pesticide residues.
 For the first time ever, strawberries lead EWG’s Dirty Dozen™ list for the product with the highest number of pesticide residues, displacing apples, which headed the list for the last five years running.
 Check out these surprising facts to learn more about conventional strawberry production in the United States:

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What can you do to minimize your exposure to potentially harmful pesticide residues? The answer is simple:
Shop organic (especially fruits and veggies).
Want to take the Dirty Dozen™ and Clean Fifteen™ lists with you to the grocery store? For a limited time, you can get exclusive Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ bag tag with a donation of $15 or more.

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Here is a way to prevent genetic engineering of food. Sign & send the form to congress to repeal the
Monsanto Protection Act!

Asbestos in Crayons

Information on Environmental Toxins You Should Know

The Food for Thought seminar examined a wide variety of topics in relationship to food & how it affects the brain & body. We discussed glycemic control & obesity. I have developed a
New CD
Rom on Obesity that you might find helpful.

Interesting resources if you are
feeding your baby formula!!!

I was trying to find organic with probiotics


Tell me more about probiotics in infant formula

133203/arsenic_ found_in_organic_baby formula

Arsenic in Baby Food – excellent see this before your order any formula
Arsenic in Baby Food

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Great article on Fat & Obesity management with nutrition
Another twist on what I have said in class!
Journal of Obesity

On Plastic water bottles & microwaving plastic

A friend of ours became very sick after drinking water left in a car overnight (not cancer) but she was ill for a couple of months. No matter how many times you get this E-mail, > Please send it on!!!! Bottled water in your car is very dangerous

On the Ellen show, Sheryl Crow said that this is what caused her breast cancer. It has been identified as the most common cause of the high levels of dioxin in breast cancer tissue..

Sheryl Crow's oncologist told her: women should not drink bottled water that has been left in a car. The heat reacts with the chemicals in the plastic of the bottle which releases dioxin into the water. Dioxin is a toxin increasingly found in breast cancer tissue.

So please be careful and do not drink bottled water that has been left in a car.

Pass this on to all the women in your life. This information is the kind we need to know
that just might save us! Use a stainless steel canteen or a glass bottle instead of plastic!


This information is also being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
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No plastic containers in microwaves.

No plastic water bottles in freezers.

No plastic wrap in microwaves.

Dioxin chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer.

Dioxins are highly poisonous to cells in our bodies.

Don't freeze plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.

Recently the Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.

He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating food in the microwave using plastic containers..... This especially applies to foods that contain fat.

He said that the combination of fat, high heat and plastic releases dioxin into the food.

Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food... You get the same result, but without the dioxin.. So, such things as TV dinners, instant soups, etc., should be removed from their containers and heated in something else.

Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's safer to use tempered glass, such as Pyrex, etc.

He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the styrene foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons....

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Cling film, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life!

You will be amazed at what we feed our kids & what you can do to improve the system.

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