« Last post by lschanback on June 19, 2015, 12:11:40 PM »
My teacher from Bauman in Boulder recommended Nutribase but the reviews were very mixed. Have you found a program? I too, am willing to make the investment as well
I had some routine blood tests done recently and my LDL reading was 180 and very high according to my doctor. She wants it down to 130 and suggested I go on statins with "aggressive diet modifications" The blood tests also revealed I have a vitamin D deficiency for which I was prescribed vitamin D supplements.
I've never had any health issues so the cholesterol reading really shocked me and I've been a nervous wreck since I learned of the results. My diet is wholefoods based with lots of vegetables, fruit, lean meats, seafood. I don't eat processed foods and I exercise almost daily. I really don't know what diet modifications I could make and I certainly am not going to go on statins.
These test results really threw me for a loop and have left me feeling quite anxious. Could the results have been wrong? Should I be worried?
« Last post by sarat568 on June 17, 2015, 05:02:48 PM »
Living in the Central Coast of California we are surrounded by agriculture and more and more small farms everyday....YAY!!! Recently I had the privilege to work as a small scale commercial tomato farmer for a couple of years. This venture brought me to work 5 farmers markets a week. #1 farming 11000 sq ft of tomato green house with one other person....NOT EASY!!! #2 Working 5 farmers markets a week, getting to know my community and my local farmers...PRICELESS!!! The more I got to know my fellow farmers, the more I was educated on how their food was ACTUALLY grown or not grown. Let's face it, when we go to our local farmer's market we almost expect these farmers to be using only non GMO seeds and using natural or organic sustainable practices. Unfortunately I have found this not to be the case. I have found, in our local farmer market association, a lack of control or monitoring of how or where the food is grown that is sold in our local farmer's markets. My issue is not that these farmers are 'organically certified' I'm happy that they just don't use pesticides, they use a natural fertilizer and that it is sustainable as possible. My issue is that not all are growing their own food nor do they have full knowledge of how or where the food they are selling is grown. Our farmer's market association has tried to instill some control by increasing fines on farmers who buy their products from a broker, but this too is hard to manage. The best way I have found to insure you are buying a product that is sustainably grown is to of course grow it yourself, but if you don't have that luxury then I would advise really getting to know your farmer. Ask them what specific fertilizer mix they us and where the farm is located. Bugs are good! Sure when selling a product farmers do want it to look as clean as possible, but bugs on the produce generally means no pesticides were used. Ask how they manage their pests or better yet how they treat their soil. In my experience good soil treatment usually alleviates most pests. Small farmers usually don't mind a visitor now and again either. Our county does a yearly farm tour. Education is the key. What other tools has anyone come up with to get to know their farmer?
« Last post by kimberlyg573 on June 17, 2015, 03:35:51 PM »
I have a question concerning histamine intolerance and the role it plays in the foods we eat. I know that some foods are much higher in histamines, some foods are histamine liberators and some block the DOA enzymes that break down histamines. My question is- is there a test out there to test people for histamine intolerance or if the lack enough doa to break down histamines?
Thanks for your help!
« Last post by MaryAnn on June 17, 2015, 01:27:41 PM »
Check out this quick reference guide I just found for the Weatherby book. I don't know if it comes with the book, but it seems like it's a very useful tool.
Thanks for the recommendations. I've purchased this book in preparation for the NC207 module - Nutritional Assessment.
« Last post by jodi f. on June 17, 2015, 08:43:26 AM »
The urine pH information has mostly been removed. It turns out that it does NOT reflect total body acidity/alkalinity but only whether someone has ingested either plenty of produce, or lots of bicarbonate, the day before. So, while it can be useful to compare urine pH with client diet records, it's not good for much else.
According to Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Scott Ferguson, N.D., in Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis, high bilirubin may be due to oxidative stress or hemolysis (red blood cell destruction), both of which can occur with autoimmunity. There are other causes where autoimmunity is NOT mentioned, but these involve specific patterns of several different labs, viewed as a whole. You may want to consider getting yourself a copy of this book. I've found it incredibly valuable.
« Last post by annam135 on June 17, 2015, 01:25:15 AM »
Hello! Can you please help me find lecture where the PH balance was discussed. One of my clients has phosphates in her urine, I actually can't find the info about measuring and interpreting urine acidity/alkalinity? Any information appreciated, thank you.
And I need the more info about high bilirubin in the blood - she has multiple sclerosis, how can these two be connected?
« Last post by shawnw298 on June 16, 2015, 11:02:49 PM »
Was there ever a consensus between the the Nutrition and Natural Chef programs on best cooking oils to use for high heat temp. (frying)? How does Tea Seed oil rate? Also, would like to hear the consensus on Avocado oil (unrefined and refined). Thanks, and look forward to hearing from you! Shawn
« Last post by kaylan200 on June 16, 2015, 10:07:24 PM »
Hi All, I'm curious when and if it is safe to use Whey Protein for people that either have an intolerance or sensitivity to dairy? Does anyone have person experience with this? The benefits are so high with this booster food & would like to know what people have found.
Hello Lora- I am also a Distance Learning student and I live in the Toluca Lake/North Hollywood area of LA. I am now on 202. I would love to chat with you. Let me know if you are interested.