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Important Factors in Health. 1) Diet & Exercise (Nutrition & Activity). BODY. 2) Thinking and Emotions. MIND. 3) Your place in the Universe. SPIRIT. “Central Dogma”. Agouti Mice Experiment. DNA. RNA. Proteins. “traits”. Agouti. Normal.

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Important factors in health

Important Factors in Health

1) Diet & Exercise (Nutrition & Activity)


2) Thinking and Emotions


3) Your place in the Universe


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“Central Dogma”

Agouti Mice Experiment







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Agouti mice: Have yellow coats, display obesity, diabetes and

cardiovascular disease, similar to animals missing leptin.

Leptin - hormone released by fat cells after eating.

When leptin levels rise, alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) rises, increasing metabolic rate, triggering satiety.

α-MSH plays a role in feeding behavior, energy homeostasis, and sexual activity. Also stimulates melanogenesis, for pigmentation of hair and skin.

A naturally occurring genetic mutation blocks the function of α-MSH. Phenotypic changes result, e.g. the Agouti Mouse!



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FIG. 4.

Avy PS1A methylation as a function of tissue type and animal age. (A) Average percent methylation of seven CpG sites in the Avy PS1A in tail (T), liver (L), kidney (K), and brain (B) samples from five Avy/a animals representing the five coat color classes shown in Fig. 2A. Avy methylation in the tail correlates highly with that in other tissues (r2 > 0.98 for all comparisons). (B) Average percent methylation of Avy PS1A in day 100 liver versus that in day 21 tail tip DNA. Percent methylation in day 21 tail predicts that in day 100 liver (r2 = 0.95). Open triangles, unsupplemented offspring; solid triangles, supplemented offspring. Neither group departed significantly from the line of identity (shown). Hence, Avy PS1A methylation is maintained with high fidelity into adulthood.

Mol Cell Biol. 2003 August; 23(15): 5293–5300.

doi: 10.1128/MCB.23.15.5293-5300.2003.

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Proof you can change your genetics daily (hourly) by the foods you eat and …


Regulatory Proteins





Whole foods

Whole Foods

  • Unrefined, entire original “item”.

  • All original nutrients remain intact.

  • Unprocessed, not chemically treated.

e.g.: - organic vegetables and fruit

- whole brown rice, quinoa

- raw nuts and seeds

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Refined Foods

  • Heavily processed from original form.

  • Most (if not all) original nutrients removed.

  • Often chemically treated (in processing and for shelf-life).

Who invented pop tarts and why?

e.g.: - white sugar ()

- white flour

- heavily preserved (packaged) items

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Refined or Whole food?

What is sugar

What is Sugar?

Glucose - most important sugar in Human Body!



Sucrose - highly refined, ‘table sugar’ – Avoid!

High Fructose Corn Syrup – Bad for you!!!

“But it tastes so good”


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Rollercoaster ride = Diabetes Mellitus Type II

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Diet and the Immune System

The Effects of Carbohydrates

on the Phagocytic Index

* Rat tooth

enamel study

Sugar suppresses

Immune System!

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Far more Sugar in our Diet now!

e.g., in 1999 the average American consumed 150lbs of sugar/year.

Cultural? Social? Conditioning?

Television, Movies, Advertisements

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Can you see

what I see?

Hypnotized people can read reversed, mirrored and upside-down text at a normal rate. That is, the subconscious mind decodes any text, no matter how it's written. Recognition of images are even more powerful!

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Your subconscious mind is very flexible

and can see everything!

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“It frightens me still to realize how deeply alcohol advertisers understand the precise nature of addiction and how deliberately and destructively they use their knowledge”

Jean Kilbourne, Chair, Council on Alcohol Policy

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Taste Test

(Montague, 2005)



50% - 50% split!



85% chose coke!



50% - 50% split!

Researcher s comment

Researcher’s Comment

“There are visual images and marketing messages that have insinuated themselves into the nervous system of humans who consume the drink. It is possible that cultural messages perturb taste sensation.”

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How can we protect ourselves?

Understand the Mind and ‘Thinking’ better and apply a useful system

of thinking

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The Trivium

1. Grammar - Discovering and ordering facts of reality; provides a basic, systematicKnowledge.

2. Logic – DevelopingReasonin establishing valid relationships among facts, forming systematicUnderstanding(non-contradictory identification).

3. Rhetoric - Speaking or writing persuasively. Systematically useable knowledge & understanding generatingWisdom.

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Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is not putting one in a fruit salad.

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Schooling ≠ Education

12 years or 15,000 hours of Indoctrination, not Education, is for a Reason!


To create people who are unable to think critically. And also who do not see themselves as Special or Spiritual!

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“The Impact of Science on Society” (1951) Bertram Russell. “The Scientific Dictatorship” p 50, “Intended Role of Education”

“Education should aim at destroying free will so that after the pupils have left school they shall be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished”.

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So is there a relationship between schooling, food, thinking and our

Body, Mind &

Spirit Connection?

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Human Genome Project (2000)

Expected ~150,000 Genes, but only found ~21,000

1 gene ≠ 1 protein

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Conflict of Interest?

Stunningly Obvious?

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GMO Toxicity Affects Animals, Plants and Soil

1) GMOs disrupt digestion. A 2004 study Nature Biotechnology found that transgenic plant DNA persists in the human gastrointestinal tract upon consumption. This is the closest thing to a human clinical trial that has ever been conducted with GMOs, shows genetic material from GMOs actually transfers into the DNA of living bacteria in the gut, where it reproduces indefinitely. (

2) GMOs cause cancer. The Seralini Study provides solid evidence that GMOs are processed by mammals differently than natural foods. Rats fed a lifetime of GMOs sprayed with the toxic Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide developed serious tumors that took over their entire bodies. Also the International Journal of Biological Sciences showed similar results, with the addition of organ failure as a symptom of GMO consumption. (

3) GMOs increase herbicide use. Contrary to industry claims, GMOs have not reduced the need for chemical inputs, but rather greatly expanded it. Washington State University's Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources found that herbicide use has increased by an astounding 527 millions pounds since GMOs were first introduced.

4) GMOs damage native species. A major point of contention with GMOs is that they can very easily pass their traits onto non-GMO, organic, and native crops and other plants, effectively destroying their very integrity permanently. Hundreds of farmers have been sued by Monsanto and other GMO giants after their crops were inadvertently contaminated by GMOs. GMOs are also responsible for killing off bees, bats, butterflies, and other pollinators, whose bodies are unable to handle the onslaught of altered DNA and chemicals that are characteristic of GMO technologies.

5) GMOs pollute the environment. A 2011 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science found that the Bacillus thuriengensis (Bt) bacteria engineered into Monsanto's GM corn can now be found in hundreds of streams and waterways throughout the U.S. Another study published in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry revealed that Roundup herbicide is also present in many waterways and groundwater sources throughout America as well. (

6) GMOs deplete soil minerals, destroy beneficial bacteria. Studies have shown that these chemicals degrade and deplete soils of vital minerals and beneficial bacteria, both of which protect crops from pests, viruses, and other threatening elements. Glyphosate, the active component in Roundup, also does not biodegrade, which means it is continually accumulating in the environment without restraint,

7) GMOs spawn crop-destroying 'superweeds,' 'superbugs.’ The premise is GMOs artificially engineer crops with resistance to chemicals and exposures that would otherwise kill them, thus they can improve yields and protect the environment. This allowed farmers to indiscriminately spray chemicals (Roundup) on crops without worrying about killing them. But system is now failing, as the weeds and pests targeted by GMO technologies have mutated and developed resistance As a result, pestilence and disease is on the rise due to GMOs.

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The Daily Mail reported, "Fresh row over GM foods as French study claims rats fed the controversial crops suffered tumors." (

"The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group."

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) has developed a novel variety of genetically-modified (GM) wheat that contains an altered protein and enzyme-suppressing mechanism that some scientists believe could cause serious problems for the human liver. A recent report says that children born to parents who consume this GM wheat variety could actually end up dying before they reach the age of five.

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Pesticides, growth hormones, stimulants,

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)…


None of those harmful elements

But more than that...

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Synthesized by plants, they belong to a group of phytochemicals called phytoalexins. Plants produce this in response to attack by pathogenic organisms such as fungi, viruses and bacteria.

Resveratrol first of the salvestrols discovered.

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Antioxidant, anti-aging, cardiovascular protectant…

Content of Resveratrol in selected foods

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CYP1B1 – a cancer enzyme (marker) found in all types of cancer cells:

e.g. bladder, brain, breast, colon, esophagus, kidney, liver, lung, lymph node, ovary, skin, stomach, testis and uterus…

*Several dozen more salvestrols have subsequently been discovered in organically grown fruits and vegetables.

Over 90% more Salvestrol content in Organic Produce.

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How Salvestrols Work

Normal cell

Cancer cell

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All Fats are Not Equal!

Omega-3- and 6-Fatty Acids

Cholesterol (LDL’s and HDL’s)




Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils

Trans Fats and Acrylamide

*Dr. Ancel Keys (1958)

Ischemic Heart Disease

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Vitamin D




Steroid Hormones

(testosterone, estrogen,


Bile Salts

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Acetyl CoA

Hydroxymethyl Glutaric Acid (HMG-CoA)

Statin = HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors


Mevolaonate Pyrophosphate

Isopentenyl Pyrophosphate

Geranyl Pyrophosphate

*Without these 3 end products you age prematurely

Famesyl Pyrophosphate






Biochem Cell Biol. 1992 Jun;70(6):422-8

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Decreased Levels of Dolichol result in:

Dolichol in Brain

  • decrease in energy

  • compromised immune system

  • hormone imbalance or deficiency

  • low sperm count

  • cell damage or cell death

  • poor brain function

  • nervous disorders

  • depression

Ubiquinone (CoQ10)

The heart, liver and kidney have highest CoQ10 concentrations

CoQ10 is Protectant!

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Unsaturated Oils vs. Saturated Fats

Polyunsaturated Fats – e.g., canola, soybean, safflower, corn - easily become rancid when exposed to oxygen and produce free radicals in the body.

Just Say No!

*Olive oil – Still good; best if not heated!

Why is it that every processed food has the

same basic 5 ingredients in them?

The Farm Bill

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Virgin Coconut Oil- a saturated fat with medium chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) - extremely heat stable and very beneficial for human physiology.

Saint-Onge and Jones (2003)

* Coconut Oil does not elevate cholesterol or cause heart disease.

* Reduces weight gain.

* 50% Lauric Acid – same lipid in breast milk. Protective properties.

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Eating fat makes you fat and increases your risk of cardiovascular disease - Right?

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Protein Options

growth hormone injected, antibiotic loaded,

corn fed, poorly treated, sick animals.


trypsin inhibitors, goitrogens, phytic acid,

phytoestrogens, haemagglutinin, GM.




Find organic eggs = Nutrient rich!


Complete pro-; higher pro- content than soy.

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A Better Food


Why organic

Why Organic?

1. No growth stimulants, no antibiotics,

no artificial fertilizers.

2. No pesticides, irradiation, preservatives, additives, artificial colors or flavors.

3. No Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

4. Primarily Locally Grown, Seasonal food.

5. Higher nutrient and mineral values ( taste).

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Some Facts:

65% of Americans are overweight.

27% are clinically obese.

60% of Americans do not exercise.

(17% of kids ages 6 to 19)

3 Worst Foods?




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↑ starch

↑ glycemic index!

↑ Trans Fats

GM Potatoes

Zero Nutrients

* Tertiary Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ)

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Contains lots of sugar

Contains no sugar



Average American consumes 54 gallons/year

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↑ ↑ glycemic index!

GM Bleach

White Flour


Trans Fat



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Better Alternatives?:

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Artificial Additives and Flavors?

Why they are added? Their Effects?


(“Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills” by Dr. Russell Blaylock, 1995)

  • MonoSodiumGlutamate (MSG) ‘flavoring’.

  • Aspartame artificial ‘sweeter’

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How the Food Giants Hooked Us

By Michael Moss (2013)

Potato Chips among the most addictive junk foods (2011) – Hits all 3!

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Why is MSG bad for you?!?

Interferes with actions of the Hypothalamus in your brain.

Satiety Center Inhibited by MSG

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“Truth in Labeling” organization lists the hidden names for MSG

Foods always contain MSG when these words are on the label:

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Girl Scout Cookie Label

* Tertiary Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ)

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Lets Examine Sodas

No Sugar, Aspartame

Contains lots of sugar

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Dangerous Ingredients in Diet Coke

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The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process.


  • Intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement; enlightenment.

What if some things Block our Spiritual connection?

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Controlled Corporate

music from ‘megastars’

Trinket-like gadgets

to distract people

Toxic food for

prevalent sickness

“Dr. Mary’s Monkey” by Edward T. Haslam (2007)

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Fight for your Mind!

Effects of

Watching TV

Decreased melatonin

Early puberty



Difficulty sleeping



Decreased immunity

Poor metabolism

Poor eyesight


Just Say NO to TV!

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How can we protect ourselves?

Exercise your Body to strengthen and protect your Mind and Spirit

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Benefits of Exercise

Healthier brains and increased cognitive skills, makes neurons release brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), trigger brain stem cells to into new neurons.

Greater blood flow to your brain , decreased risk of heart and blood vessel diseases

Slow the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Significantly fewer plaques and beta-amyloid peptides (Alzheimer's).

Lowers activity of bone-morphogenetic protein (BMP), slows production of new brain cells.

Increases Noggin, that acts as a BMP antagonist.

At least as good as antidepressants, elevating serotonin and endorphins levels in brain.

Increases hippocampus cells (depression shows fewer cells hippocampus).

Avoid sugar (esply fructose) -suppresses BDNF; levels critically low in depression.

Exercise is profoundly beneficial effects on memory and mental health!

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There is no way to Happiness, Happiness is the way

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Golden Ratio – Sacred Anatomy

You are Amazing!

The Vetruvian Man expressed the Canon of Proportions.

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Golden Ratio

Examples in Human Anatomy

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10 Scientific Dogmas – Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D.

Nature is Mechanical

Mater is Unconscious

Laws of Nature are Fixed

Total Mass and Energy are always the Same

Nature is Purposeless

Biological Heredity is Material

Memories are stored in the Brain

Your Mind is inside your Head

Telepathy and Psychic Phenomena are Impossible

Mechanistic Medicine is the only kind that works

These beliefs should and have been respectfully challenged.

e.g. Laws of Nature are Fixed; Constants are fixed.

e.g. Your Mind is inside your Head

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Dreaming states

Near Death Experiences

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“Meditation Increases Compassionate Responses

to Suffering”Psychological Science (2013)

*Insula and Cingulate gyrus involved in empathy.

Northeastern and Harvard Universities examined effects of 8 weeks of meditation on compassion and virtuous behavior.

Who acted to help?

Non-meditating group = 15%

Meditating group = 50%

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You are in the Universe and the Universe is in you!

Human egg cell

and follicle

The Microscope:

1665-1674 Robert Hooke;

Anton van Leeuwenhoek.

Robert Fludd (1574 – 1637)

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