Aims to Keep Heart Healthy
A taste of the Mediterranean may just reduce one's chances of having a heart attack or stroke, according to health experts.
A recent analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults who were on the Mediterranean diet had a reduced incidence of cancer and cancer mortality, and a reduced incidence of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, according to the Mayo Clinic.
"The basics of it are really great ... focusing on not necessarily just reducing one thing or another -- for example, just low fat or low protein or low carb," said Dr. Julie Anderson, a family physician at St. Cloud Medical Group. "It's more about making wise and healthy choices."
The heart-healthy eating plan combines elements of Mediterranean-style cooking of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean diet traditionally includes fruits, vegetables, pasta and rice.
"It's more of an olive oil-based diet rather than just the trans fats that we tend to see, and it's all about healthy, natural foods rather than pre-prepared foods, and emphasizing vegetables and fruits rather than red meat and whole grains instead of processed grains," Anderson said.
Cafe Renaissance in Waite Park offers pan-Mediterranean cuisine from the south of Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Morocco, and the Eastern and Middle Eastern Mediterranean and has done so for years.
"The Mediterranean diet is extremely healthy -- being lower in processed foods and animal fats -- and is often based on local produce, wheat products, such as bread, pastry and pasta, fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and olive oil," said Jim Rakhshani, general manager of Cafe Renaissance.
Rakhshani said business is up at the Waite Park restaurant since the Mediterranean diet made headlines recently based on its health benefits.
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Another Name for Alzheimer’s Disease?
Type 3 Diabetes is also referred to as Brain Diabetes, and has only been a recognized phenomenon since 2005. This dangerous hybrid form of Diabetes was confirmed during a study which took place at Brown University’s Medical School. That study showed for the first time exactly how the brain produces and uses insulin, which very closely mirrors the way that the pancreas makes it. The problem with Type 3 Diabetes is Protein Plaque. The way the brain makes insulin can result in the formation of this plaque which resembles that found in Diabetes Type 1 and Diabetes Type 2 sufferers. However, the attack of the brain’s functions is the result withType 3 Diabetes, and memory loss and improper memory creation and formation are the result.
How it works
Your body needs insulin to convert food to energy. Insulin itself is a wonderful, amazing and much-needed tool in your body’s makeup. Too much or too little insulin is the problem. But another function of insulin is to help form memories between the small spaces in your brain where the cells talk to each other. These spaces are called synapses, and these insulin receptors are needed for every memory you have. Sufferers of Type 3 Diabetes see these insulin receptors depart as the brain loses the energy that is required to form memories. No receptors, no memories.
And they flee because the brain has not made enough insulin. Studies have showed that giving Alzheimer’s patients insulin prevents and slows down memory loss by protecting your synapses that make your memories. The research at Northwestern University on insulin and memory loss has gone a long way to helping us understand what exactly the correlation is, and how we can prevent and treat Type 3 Diabetes.
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