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Breaking News: Sugar Changes Your Brain

High sugar intake is linked to many different diseases, obesity, cardiovascular, diabetes, high cholesterol, dementia for starters. As scientists prob deeper into how our body deals with the stresses we put on it we start seeing amazing things. Recently at UCLA scientists were looking at how our genes change when exposed to Fructose which was leading to the start of disease in our body. The magic of our make up comes in our natural defense systems and how it can take advantage of the foods we eat. As those researchers were ready to release another paper citing the negative effects of high fructose in our diet they saw something really cool. When we eat foods with docosahexaenoic acid or DHA, our body uses that compound to reverse the damage caused to our genes by the sugar. There are two important factors with this first, you can still easily over do the sugar consumption no matter how much DHA you take in. That is why people still get sick from over consumption of sugars. Secondly, DHA should be taken in balance and a ratio in our diet with eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA. Most of our diets are lean heavly to a ratio of about 15-25:1 DHA:EPA. On the surface that may look like a good thing lots of DHA, the problem is when it gets away from a 2:1 ratio in our body it can actually become inflammatory, which is a story for another week. For now the important points: First, over consumption of Fructose will lead to disease. Second, eating healthy cold water deep sea fish will improve your ratio. Third, when supplementing with a fish oil look for GMP certified, micro distillation and try to find something with low levels of filler oils. If you find something you are not sure about take a picture and send it to Dr. Nelson he will be happy to look at it for you and give you his thoughts.

Link to original research

Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin or Applesauce Pancakes
-1/4c pumpkin puree or applesauce
-3Tbs almond milk or whole milk
-1Tbs honey or maple syrup
-3 eggs
-1Tbs coconut oil
-1tsp vanilla
-1/4c coconut flour
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/3 tsp baking soda
A few tips I have learned with these, they are best kept small in the pan they are difficult to flip if to big. Second, blend in a blender to get it nice and smooth. Enjoy!

Oh shoot! I forgot what I was going to talk about…New strategies for remembering suggest that drawing a picture of the thing you are trying to remember is a better way for our brains to connect the dots. Researchers found that when people drew pictures of words instead of writing them down they remembered about 2x as many. Next time you are heading to the grocery store draw pictures of the important stuff so if you loose your list you’ll still remember the big items. link to original article

Have a fantastic week! Remember our Super Monday discount is Monday May 2nd, stop or call and save your 20% on nutritional products. We will draw a picture to remember to tell you next week.

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