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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine - Poor Diet Linked to Premature Death from Heart Disease and Diabetes, Mar/2017 - a study showed that almost half (45.4%) of all deaths from cardiometabolic diseases (CMD) are associated with low intakes of fruits and vegetables and high intakes of sodium, sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), and processed meats. Findings: The highest proportions of CMD were estimated to be related to excess sodium intake, insufficient intake of nuts/seeds, high intake of processed meats, and low intake of seafood omega-3 fats. The authors stress these findings should inform policy makers ... given that modification of diet is a cornerstone of prevention policy. [JAMA, Mueller, Appel, 2017, JAMA, Micha R, et al. 2017], (Ref: 6,6a), Ref: Intergenerational Transmission of Epigenetic | contributor feb/2017.
Choose: ... the Centenarian Diet or ... the Obseogenic Diet.

The Guardian - US death rate rose for the first time in a decade in 2015 - CDC says that deaths from suicide, drug overdose and Alzheimer’s disease increased. This news goes in hand with the many doctors who are calling Alzheimer’s - Type 3 Diabetes, as 80% of Alzheimer's patients have the same symptoms as Type 2 diabetes patients, Type 3 - Diabetes of the Brain, and it all falls within Metabolic Syndrome Parameters, this is because of i.e. ... Obesogenic Diet.

The SAD is SAD - Dr. Kimberly Krautkramer and her team ... demonstrate that microbial colonization regulates global histone acetylation and methylation in multiple host tissues in a diet-dependent manner: consumption of a “Western-type (SAD)” diet prevents many of the microbiota-dependent chromatin changes that occur in a polysaccharide-rich diet. (5,5a)

The Biohacker Summit 2017 - Helsinki, Finland - practical ways to understand and "BioHack" health and performance. Held in October and many of the top researchers and nutritionists were on hand for open discussions and lectures. Many of the key-note people are referenced on this website. Lecturer's Blog - Videos.

The 2016 Metabolic Therapeutics Conference on Nutritional Ketosis was held last February and all the top scientist, MDs, nutritionists, and researchers were on hand for open discussions and lectures. Many of the key-note people are referenced on this website. Lecturer's - Videos.

A recent study from Japan - Inflammation, But Not Telomere Length, Predicts Successful Ageing at Extreme Old Age: ... Suppression of inflammation is the most important driver of successful longevity. Inflammation is the prime candidate amongst potential determinants of mortality, capability and cognition up to extreme old age. Telomere length does not predict successful ageing in the very and extreme old, but centenarians and their offspring maintain telomeres better than non-centenarians. (4,4a)

Dr. Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Chair of the Department of Nutrition ... The new FDA Nutrition Facts label is a step forward, especially because it provides information on added sugar ... The Daily Value for total fat should be removed as it has no scientific basis and is inconsistent with the Dietary Guidelines, which concluded that there was no evidence on which to set a limit. Updated Nutrition Facts Panel - Harvard T.H. Chan, School of Public Health.

Dr. Frank Hu, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology ... There is clear evidence that added sugars, especially sugary beverages, contribute to obesity and other metabolic problems. The AHA's recommendation to limit added sugar intake for children is an important strategy to improve children's diet and overall health ... Healthy kids "sweet enough" without added sugars - Harvard T.H. Chan, School of Public Health.

Top Ten Ways the American Health Care System Fails was a presentation that Dr. Mercola gave in March, 2014. (1) Top Ten Ways the American Health Care System Fails, Dr. Mercola at Harper College. Dr. Mercola echoes Dr. Vinay Prasad ... who has become increasingly outspoken about how medicine, and especially the cancer industry has become dominated by forces that do not have patients' best interests at heart. (2,3)

A report issued by the Institute of Medicine stated that thirty cents of every dollar spent on health care is wasted. That is $750 Billion dollars, and this puts a burden on every citizen in the USA. Drugs and fraud promoting longevity 225,000 people die every year by medical mistakes that is the 3rd largest cause of death in the USA. People believe what their doctors tell them. 800,000 die every year from adverse drug reactions, medical errors, bedsores, infection, malnutrition, outpatient errors, unnecessary procedures, and surgery related procedures. The American Medical Association (AMA) is the most powerful lobby in Washington, and they have failed their patients.

CDC - A report by the CDC on HAI (Healthcare-associated Infections) (10) ... At any given time, about 1 in every 25 patients has an infection related to their hospital care. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) not only affect patient lives, but also add to our growing healthcare cost. According to the CDC, between 5 and 10 percent of people admitted to the hospital acquire an infection while an inpatient. In real numbers this accounts for 1.7 million infections and 99,000 deaths, incurring $20 billion in healthcare costs. (10,11) Irony - CDC at Work

ECDC- A report by the ECDC, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, has the same concern. Estimated burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) higher than that of other infectious diseases such as influenza, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis together, study says ... More than 2.5 million cases of healthcare-associated infections occurring each year in the EU/EEA are estimated to result in a burden of approximately 2.5 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), a commonly used metric for measuring the impact of diseases on the health of a population. (12,13)

SuperBugs - OMG or should it be WTF, and it keeps getting worse as our over use of "Antibiotics" in humans and animals are creating our own medical problems. Mercola.com - CDC Reveals Disturbing Truth about Factory Farms and Superbugs (14)

Drugs and fraud promoting longevity

"Johnson & Johnson" ... spent more than double its R & D costs on Marketing".

The Washington Post - Big pharmaceutical companies are spending far more on marketing than research, by Ana Swanson February 11, 2015

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The AMA and Physicians have abandoned the nutritional approach to patient diagnostics and medicine, simply because they are not trained in nutrition. Doctors are not competent to answer the questions of their patients. A key part of the Hippocratic Oath ...

"I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure ...", has been forgotten ... Hippocrates.

Drug Watch .com - ... advertising promotes only the most expensive products, it drives prescription costs up and also encourages the 'medicalization' of American life. Convincing people they are sick and need a drug is a multi-billion dollar industry. In 2015 Americans spent a record $457 billion on prescription drugs.

 

Current Events and Centenarian Heros ...

Its all about Longevity and LIving to 100 - The Centenarian Diet.

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TED Speaker, Dr. Bonnie Bassler - Molecular biologist ...

TED Speaker, Dr. Bonnie Bassler - Molecular biologist ... "Bacteria, primitive single-celled organisms, communicate with chemical languages that allow them to synchronize their behavior and thereby act as enormous multi-cellular organisms. This process is called quorum sensing and it enables bacteria to successfully communicate and cause disease or keep us alive. These bacteria do tasks in unison to create a symbiosis with their environment. 4 billion years of evolution have produced an organism that produces beneficial chemicals and chemicals that are detrimental to humans." ... she explains ... ... she explains ...

"Quorum sensing is a chemical process that allows bacteria to act together as a collective community. By protecting the community from other bacteria, changing its environment for the benefit of the community, and in the symbiosis with other organisms, the bacteria improve the environment for both the host and the collective community. With Dr. Bonnie Bassler's discovery, this leads to the question as to whether this will lead to a new generations of antibiotics and a mechanism for disease prevention."

 


 


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[ + ] Sources and References:

  1. 1 Mercola.com, Top Ten Ways the American Health Care System Fails
  2. 2 Portland Tribune, March 2016, Remedy for a sick industry
  3. 3 Vinay Prasad, MDm MPH, Why so much of medical practice is wrong.
  4. 4 Science Direct, Vol 2:10, Oct 2015 pp 1549-1558 Inflammation, But Not Telomere Length, Predicts Successful Ageing at Extreme Old Age: A Longitudinal Study of Semi-supercentenarians, Yasumichi Araia, Carmen M. Martin-Ruizb, Michiyo Takayamac, Yukiko Abea, Toru Takebayashid, Shigeo Koyasuf, Makoto Suematsua, Nobuyoshi Hirosea, Thomas von Zglinicki.
  5. 4a Medical Press, Aug/2015, Inflammation, not telomere length, predicts healthy longevity of centenarians
  6. 5 CELL Molecular Cell, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molcel.2016.10.025, Diet-Microbiota Interactions Mediate Global Epigenetic Programming in Multiple Host Tissues, Kimberly A. Krautkramer et.al. 2016
  7. 5a Frontiers of Microbiology, Intestinal Short Chain Fatty Acids and their Link with Diet and Human Health, David Rios-Covian, et.al.
  8. 6 JAMA. 2017;317(9):908-909. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.0946 Attributing Death to Diet - Precision Counts, Noel T. Mueller, PhD, MPH; Lawrence J. Appel, MD, MPH.
  9. 6a JAMA. 2017;317(9):912-924. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.0947 Association Between Dietary Factors and Mortality From Heart Disease, Stroke, and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States, Renata Micha, RD, PhD; Jose L. Peñalvo, PhD; Frederick Cudhea, PhD; et al
  10. 10 CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Overview Materials:
  11. 11 CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections.
  12. 12 ECDC, European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, European Center for Disease Prevention and Control,
  13. 13 ECDC 2016, HAIs, Estimated burden of healthcare-associated infections, Oct, 2016.
  14. 14 Mercola.com, Oct/2016, CDC Reveals Disturbing Truth about Factory Farms and Superbugs

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