Ginger, Osteoarthritis, Chocolate, and Stroke



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This two-hour online presentation features the discussion of topics related to holistic health and nutrition. The online holistic nutrition course includes written transcripts for each topic as well as comprehensive linked references for further research.

Holistic Nutrition Topics covered:

  • Club Soda for Stomach Pain
  • Sesame Seeds for Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Gut Microbiome and Whole Grains
  • Morning Sickness May Be Protective
  • Why BPA Hasn’t Been Banned
  • Food Synergy
  • Parkinson’s Disease and Uric Acid
  • Wakame Seaweed Salad & Hypertension
  • Sodium and Pant-based Diets
  • Who Shouldn’t Eat Soy?
  • Casein & Type 1 Diabetes
  • Bovine Insulin & Type 1 Diabetes
  • What is the Optimal Vitamin C Intake?
  • Ginger for Osteoarthritis
  • Aspirin and Heart Disease Prevention
  • Aspirin and Cancer
  • Plants with Aspirin Aspirations
  • Egg Industry Response to Choline/TMAO
  • Chocolate and Stroke Risk
  • Diet vs. Regular Soda & Stroke Risk
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment and Green Tea
  • Preventing Prostate Cancer with Green Tea
  • Role of Poultry Viruses in Cancers
  • Taxing Unhealthy Foods & Public Health
  • Vitamin D for Asthma
  • Vitamin D for IBD
  • Evidence-Based Eating

Expanded Discussion Topics:

  • Casein and Type 1 Diabetes
    Some countries have low rates; some have high rates. Japan, for example, has type 1 diabetes rates 18 times lower than the United States. And, that’s not just genetics, since when children migrate, they tend to acquire the risk of their new home—suggesting it’s got to have something to do with the environment, diet, or lifestyle.
  • Ginger for Osteoarthritis
    Ginger can actually improve stomach-lining protection. So ginger, at the kinds of doses used to treat osteoarthritis (a quarter- to a half-teaspoon a day), can be considered not just neutral on the stomach, but beneficial. It can be as pain relieving as ibuprofen, but without the risk of stomach ulcers.
  • Chocolate and Stroke Risk
    Choose unprocessed since the flavanols are what give cocoa its bitterness. So they try to process cocoa with alkali to destroy them, on purpose. Thus, when it comes to cocoa, “bitter [appears to be] better.”
  • Vitamin D for Asthma
    Giving asthmatic kids between 500 and 2,000 international units of vitamin D3 a day cuts asthma exacerbations by more than half, perhaps by decreasing the incidence of respiratory infections by boosting immunity while at the same time diminishing inflammation.  
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment and Green Tea
    A recent study randomized about 100 men with prostate cancer to consume 6 cups a day of green or black tea, and found a significant drop in PSA levels and NF-kappa beta in the green tea group.

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