Sulforaphane (especially from broccoli sprouts) can be a very effective additional therapy in the fight against rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, autism and many other chronic diseases with an inflammatory component or oxidative stress component (which is most of them). This in addition to the purely nutritional benefits (which are many) of broccoli sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables which form an important part of a whole food plant-based diet. I’ve eaten broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale for decades as part of my anti-RA diet, but I hadn’t realised that broccoli sprouts had such a high potential content of sulforaphane until relatively recently. Read more . . .
No, carbohydrates do not cause diabetes. Even pure sugar does not cause diabetes. One of the primary causes of type II diabetes is fat in the form of intramyocellular lipid accumulation within muscle cells and eventually in the pancreas itself.
Genetics play a role but the genes involved can be influenced (epigenetics) by dietary and other lifestyle interventions. Other factors such as obesity, stress, lack of exercise and a damaged gut micro-biome can also contribute to the onset of diabetes. Type II diabetes can be successfully treated by correcting these issues. Read more . . .
So ‘no’, in general carbohydrates by themselves do not make you fat. ‘Fat’ makes you fat, but fat combined with sugars and other refined carbohydrates can accelerate that process.
If you want to lose weight eat a whole food plant-based diet low in added salt, oil, and sugar. Avoid junk ‘foods’, alcohol, and reduce animal derived ‘foods’ (especially dairy) to a minimum; preferably zero. Read more . . .
The healthiest diet is one that prevents chronic disease and promotes recovery from existing chronic disease. The science and the clinical results prove beyond any doubt at this point that a whole food plant-based diet low in added salt oil and sugar is the best diet to achieve this. It’s the only diet that’s been proven to reverse the causes of heart disease and type II diabetes (and many other chronic diseases), and not just suppress the symptoms.
There’s an overwhelming amount of information about health and nutrition on the web, on television, and in books and magazines etc. My own feeling based on forty years of study, research and personal experience is that at least 95% of the information out there is incorrect and a great deal of it is extremely dangerous. Read more . . .
RA sufferers can often find it difficult and perhaps even impossible to do any kind of useful exercise due to pain, inflammation, fatigue, and restriction of movement. Also, the reasons why an RA sufferer should exercise regularly are slightly different from those of the rest of the population (although the benefits are similar, just more critical for RA sufferers).
Until fairly recently, I hadn’t realised the significance of these differences and as a result of my research into exercise and rheumatoid arthritis, I’ve now given a much higher priority to this component of my recovery. Read more . . .