Bauman College

Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts

A Recipe For Immune Health

By Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D.

The recipe for immune health is to eat and sleep well, stay hydrated, walk daily, take antioxidant nutrients and maintain a kind, positive attitude come what may.

The immune system is our cellular guardian angel and private body guard. The sweet part is that it works to watch over us every minute of every day and is dedicated to protecting our cells from outside or inside threats. Should a microbe, such as a virus, enter our body, a carefully mediated response is set in motion to neutralize the intruder. Typically, the body responds with a localized inflammatory response from the skin or mucous membranes to keep the offender away from our precious internal organs.

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Addressing the Issue of Arsenic in Rice

By Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D. and Jodi Friedlander, M.S., N.C.

In the 1944 cinematic comedy Arsenic and Old Lace, two elderly maidens “charitably” murder lonely old bachelors with glasses of arsenic-tainted elderberry wine and then bury the bodies in the basement. Criminally speaking, this was a perfect choice of poisons because arsenic, which can be inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin, leaves the body quickly, leaving little to no trace that it was ever there. After three days a urinalysis will be negative, and even hair or fingernail testing, used to determine chronic exposures to minerals, would not detect low-level exposures, making diagnosis of arsenic poisoning difficult. Yet both acute high doses of arsenic and chronic low doses are quite toxic.

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America's Drinking Problem

By Jodi Friedlander, N.C. and Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D.

Filthy water cannot be washed. ~African Proverb

My fellow Americans, we have a problem, a drinking problem – but rather than getting high as a result, we’re sometimes getting sick. Sometimes we’re even getting conned. Turn on your kitchen water faucet, or purchase a leading brand of bottled water, and what do you get? It all looks and tastes like clear, clean water, but as many people already know, what we see often is not what we get.

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Antioxidant-Rich Beverages

By Ed Bauman, Ph.D. and Jodi Friedlander, N.C.

Optimal amounts of nourishing beverages are an important part of the Eating For Health™ program, starting with pure, filtered water, the most vital of them all. Juices, teas, smoothies, and broths are a wonderful source of antioxidants that protect the body from harmful environmental toxins and acidic metabolic waste. These are the compounds that trigger a systematic inflammatory response, which we want to minimize with fresh plant foods. These healing beverages increase the alkaline-forming minerals, such as potassium and magnesium, which cleanse the blood and tissues and revitalize the digestive and eliminative organs.

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Aspartame: Sweet Dangers

By Jodi Friedlander, N.C. and Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D.

Aspartame, accidentally discovered by a researcher working on a stomach ulcer remedy in 1965, has been in use in the United States since the 1980s and is currently one of the most widely used artificial sweeteners in the world. Aspartame is a dipeptide (two bonded amino acids) and breaks down in the intestinal tract into its component amino acids - phenylalanine (50%) and aspartic acid (40%) - and into methanol (10%), which is a toxic alcohol. These amino acids, as with all dietary proteins (chains of aminos), provide four calories per gram, so aspartame is not a non-caloric, non-metabolized sweetener. However, because it is almost 200 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar), so little is required for sweetening purposes that its caloric contribution is negligible.

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