A Breakthrough for Alzheimer's!

Dr. Elroy Vojdani

It's a devastating disease. It's called Alzheimer's. It affects more than 5.7 million Americans, and has cost more than $270 billion for research. And a recent study out of UCLA found that we can expect those cases to triple over the next 40 years! 

The degenerative disease is caused by the accumulation of something called “Amyloid plaque” in the brain, which ultimately damages brain nerves and causes memory loss, but a new breakthrough blood test could help millions change their fate!

Functional medicine pioneer, Dr. Elroy Vojdani joined Tonia King on a special edition of Food Talk for Health to talk about his pivotal research published in 2018 on the causes of Alzheimer’s Disease. He says they were integral in the development of a NEW blood test for the risk assessment of Alzheimer’s that will soon be available. There is no one cause of Alzheimer’s… it’s more like 30 different variables and this blood test looks at all those variables and determines some 20-30 years earlier if a person is at risk for cognitive memory impairment. The results allow Americans to make certain lifestyle changes that can delay or change their outcome altogether.

     Dr. Vojdani told Tonia about foods that have a link to Alzheimer’s disease & which foods help mitigate symptoms, toxins that are hiding in the home, and brain-healthy foods & oils to incorporate in your diet. The good news; a glass of red wine at night is good for the brain!

Warmly referred to as Dr. V, he is a licensed medical doctor, an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) and a certified Bredeson ReCODE Practitioner. A well published physician, Dr. V is most known for accurately diagnosing and treating serious, life-threatening conditions by getting to the root of his patient’s health concerns.  He is also credited for his extensive research on the causes of Alzheimer’s along with the blood test he developed to determine if a young individual is at risk for the disease. His expert insight on health and wellness has been featured on Good Day LA, KTLA Morning Show, ELLE, Shape, Bustle, Best Life Online, Healthline, Reader’s Digest, VICE and Well+Good.

Living Your Best Life...and Dying Young at a Ripe Old Age

Dr. Gundry

When you get old, is it possible to feel young? It's not a new question, nor is it an obscure one. Everyone it seems searches for the proverbial "Fountain of Youth," but does that really exist? Tonia King, your host for Food Talk for Health talked with Dr. Gundry who says he's not reversing the aging process, but instead making sure you feel as young as possible for as long as you live!

THE LONGEVITY PARADOX: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age. Working with thousands of patients, world-renowned heart surgeon and cardiologist, Dr. Steven Gundry has discovered that the “diseases of aging” we most fear are not simply a function of age; rather, they are a byproduct of the way we have lived over the decades. In THE LONGEVITY PARADOX, Dr. Gundry maps out a new approach to aging well—one that is based on supporting the health of the “oldest” parts of us that have the power to keep us young: the microorganisms in our bodies. 

The gut bacteria that make up our microbiome largely determines our health over the years. For the past 19 years Dr. Gundry has treated patients based on the power of these “gut buddies,” as he calls them, and has seen dramatic reversals of diseases-- many of these changes directly linked to alterations in their gut bacteria. THE LONGEVITY PARADOX is the culmination of the results he has observed in patients, analysis of an enormous amount of recent research on the gut biome and his study of the world’s longest-lived communities.
In THE LONGEVITY PARADOX Dr. Gundry reveals:
·         DNA is not necessarily responsible for “inherited” ailments--research has shown that the makeup of an individual’s gut bacteria can be a predictor of many health outcomes, more so than genetics.
·         Inflammation is actually a SYMPTOM and not the root cause of what really ages us. Aging is the result of a lack of the right bacterial population in your gut, along with a leaky guy that allows bacteria and other particles to pass through the intestinal barrier.
·         The all-important connection between gut health and the brain and why neuroinflammation is responsible for cognitive decline and degenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
·         What a “brain wash” is and why this wash cycle that takes place at night is so critical when it comes to preventing neurodegenerative diseases.
·         How we can break the cycle of arthritic pain (and why NSAIDs anti-inflammatory drugs are actually making it worse).
·         The importance of eating seasonally—and why having all foods available to us at all times has compromised our gut bacteria.
·         How mimicking fasting allows our mitochondria to rev up our entire immune system and kills off old, inefficient, dysfunctional cells.
·         The importance of exercise and how it actually changes the microbiome.
·         Why chronic cardio (think intense cardio and endurance running) is actually damaging the heart and why yoga and meditation are good for your gut.

One of the most explosive ideas in THE LONGEVITY PARADOX is the idea that heart disease, at its root is an autoimmune condition, a disease begins in the gut. He reveals the research that shows that the more gut bacteria diversity there is, the less blocked arteries there are. When bad bugs take over, they cause your arteries to become rigid, dramatically increasing your chances of developing heart disease. Dr. Gundry also posits that cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease and offers a compelling explanation for why it gets a bad rep, revealing that triglycerides are the real enemy.

THE LONGEVITY PARADOX shows that our gut bugs are in the driver’s seat when it comes to diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s to more common ailments like arthritis, weight gain, the appearance of our skin. They are what’s controlling our quality of life as we age. The good news is, it’s never too late to support these microbes and give them what they need to help them—and you—thrive. In THE LONGEVITY PARADOX, Dr. Gundry outlines a nutrition and lifestyle plan to support gut health and live well for decades to come. A progressive take on the new science of aging, THE LONGEVITY PARADOX offers an action plan to prevent and reverse disease as well as simple hacks to help anyone look and feel younger and more vital.
Steven R. Gundry, MD, FACS, FACC, is the director of the International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, and the founder/director of The Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.


Dr. William Li

Tonia  had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Li about his new book, EAT TO BEAT DISEASE.  Forget everything you think you know about your body and food, and discover  the new science of how the body heals itself. Learn how to identify the strategies and the dosages for using food to transform your resilience and health in EAT TO BEAT DISEASE.

We have radically underestimated our body's power to transform and restore our health. Pioneering physician scientist, Dr. William Li, empowers readers by showing them the evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases. EAT TO BEAT DISEASE isn't about what foods to avoid, but rather is a life-changing guide to the hundreds of healing foods to add to your meals that support the body's defense systems, including: 
The book's plan shows you how to integrate the foods you already love into any diet or  health plan to activate your body's  health defense systems - Angiogenesis, Regeneration, Microbiome, DNA Protection, and Immunity to fight cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and autoimmune diseases, and other debilitating conditions.

About Dr. William Li

William W. Li, MD, is a world-renowned physician, scientist, speaker, and author of EAT TO BEAT DISEASE – The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. He is best known for leading the Angiogenesis Foundation. His groundbreaking work has impacted more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views, and he has appeared on: Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Voice of America; and in The Atlantic, TIME, and The New York Times. An author of over 100 scientific publications in leading journals such as Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet, Dr. Li has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and Dartmouth Medical School.

A Newer, Healthier You...Naturally

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It may not be a "new year." But there's no time like the present to start a newer, healthier you. And detoxing might help you get off to a great start!  That's where the Detox Professor comes in!  David Getoff, author of the book Abundant Health in a Toxic World joins us on Food Talk for Health. Getoff is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Certified Traditional Naturopath. He told Tonia you can detox the natural way, by doing simple things like eating healthier, which leads to losing weight, which could lead to reducing your dependence on prescription pills, which Getoff says can be replaced with natural supplements and vitamins.

David says organic and non-GMO food can aid in your detox mission. He told Tonia that in his book, he catalogues real-life stories of people ditching processed foods in favor of a healthier lifestyle, and the positive change it brings about.

David says his book explores the following-
How your Low-Fat Diet May be Killing You?
The Truth about Vitamins – how media reports regarding the effectiveness of vitamins are exploited by the pharmaceutical companies.
Big Pharma & our Broken Disease-Care Medical System 
Marijuana – THC vs CBD 
Cholesterol vs. Sugar Saturated Fats (The truth about fats, oils and cholesterol)
The Safe Way to a Natural Detox
What a Super Clean Diet Looks Like
Mental Health, Anxiety, and Depression Toxins and Alzheimer’s disease
Best Diet for Autism, Vaccines, and traditional medicine’s shortfalls

David J. Getoff, known as The Detox Professor, has been helping patients and students improve their health for over 25 years. In addition to being a full-time practitioner in San Diego, he attends and lectures at scientific conferences around the U.S. to keep up-to-date with cutting edge information that often takes decades to reach the medical profession and the public.
Getoff is Vice President of the non-profit Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, which has been educating the public on improving its health since 1952. He is also an elected member of the American Society for Nutrition and the American College of Nutrition, and a member of the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists, the American Association for Health Freedom, the American Holistic Health Association and the New York Academy of Sciences.
Getoff loves sharing his knowledge with anyone interested in improving their health. Find out more at:  https://naturopath4you.com

When Exactly are you Supposed to Eat Anyway?

It's an excellent question, and one who's answer has varied over the years. But it's not just when you eat of course, it's more about what you eat. On this edition of Food Talk For Health, Tonia King, talks with book author Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Oz Medical Director Dr. Michael Crupain about their new writing What to Eat When.  They promise it's not a diet book, but rather a guide to meals that could help you look and feel younger, or snacks that prevent diseases.  Based on science, the doctors show how what you eat when can affect your health, your energy, your sex life, your waistline, your attitude, and the way you age.

Case in point: What if eating two cups of blueberries a day could prevent cancer? If drinking a kale-infused smoothie could counteract missing an hour's worth of sleep? When is the right time of day to eat that chocolate chip cookie? And would you actually drink that glass of water if it meant skipping the gym?

What to Eat When discusses the following:
  • How food moves through our body
  • The science and benefits of intermittent fasting
  • How to nudge ourselves into eating habits that allow our body to work most efficiently
  • The 5 foods you probably aren’t eating but should
  • How their 31day Plan of Action can help us improve our food choices
In WHAT TO EAT WHEN, a groundbreaking new book about the science of nutrition timing, Drs. Roizen and Crupain show us how the food choices we make each day—and when we make them—can affect our health, energy, sex life, waistline, attitude, and the way we age. Using the latest research and their decades of experience, the doctors explain What and when to eat during the 24-hour cycle of life and What to eat when our body, mood, and circumstances change. The result: better health, weight loss, and the ability to use food to prevent disease (and in some cases, reverse it).

Dr. Roizen, the chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic, and Dr. Crupain, take us through easy-to-remember guidelines on how to adjust our diet to maximize our biological rhythms and offer 30 short chapters on situational eating that guide us on how to eat, for example:

  • When we’re stressed or anxious
  • When we’re tired or hungry
  • When we’re exercising
  • When we have a family history of heart disease
  • When we have digestive distress
  • When we have a family history of cancer