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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Jan• 7, 2015 5B RESEARCH, from page 1B --Glycation: A fancy word for the reaction between a sugar molecule and a protein or fat. The toxic leftovers of this marriage leave behind trash in the body, which ages us, wears down the immune system and causes inflammation, leading to chronic illness and brain disease. This unique trash has no trash collector, however, and accumulates in our bodies! --Micronutrient insufficiency: In a nutshell, we are a country of the overfed undernourished. There is simply no way to add nutrients to process-depleted food and end up with the same perfect bundle of micronutrients found in the whole foods that our bodies crave. --Dysbiosis: Another fancy word for the disruption of balance in our gut bacteria • (probiotics), a long-overlooked and misunderstood feature of our digestion and biology. Borysenko states this is "a real game changer in the field of health and nutrition as well as... psychiatry since DysMosis is related to anxiety, depression, and the lack of stress hardiness." I can't wait to hear more about this! Borysenk0 goes into tremendous detail in herbook describing her research and how we can apply it, whether timidly or boldly, to finally achieve a balanced healthy diet that satisfies and us as unique individuals. She gives tips for following the science, medical tests to use as guidelines, how to set up your kitchen, and lots of satisfying menus and recipes. Her book is filled with eye-opening information and myth-busting science. Psychology of eating This field is my favorite area of nutrition; it is likely in its infancy compared to all the dietary advice in the world, yet perhaps the most promising, Marc David, who is the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, focuses on the mind-body connection as the basis for our personal relationship with what we eat and how it impacts our psychology, digestion and biology. His website is psychologyofeating.com. David focuses his attention on the relationship of our mental, emotional and spiritual influences on food and eating. The mind has a profound yet subliminal impact on what and how we digest, the nutrients we absorb and the way we metabolize food. Thoughts and beliefs are powerful chemical messengers in our biology! The simplest example I can "thinking/believing" a certain food will make you fat programs the digestion and insulin as well as a host of other metabolizing factors via the brain to literally turn that food into fat. Negative emotions such as anger, guilt or fea , and stress, impact our metabolism directly. These concepts have a direct relationship with the causes of eating disorders and many weight-loss failures. Some of David's helpful quips are found on his Facebook page and read: "Gratitude is the best digestive aid." "How to be healthier: Speak with kindness.,' "If something is truly nourishing for the soul, then it is literally nutritional for the body." "How to be healthier: Trust your desires." "Food is much more than a bunch of chemicals. Food is energy and information." Much of David's philosophy is about relationships: --How we listen to and respect and know our relationships with ourselves with others in our lives, with God/Spirit and the earth. --How much we trust, • STRETCH, from page 1B Steidel explained that some people avoid stretching ' because they don't feel like they are flexible. In her classes, she cautions students and self-acceptance• --The words we speak aloud to others and silently to ourselves. The Institute for the Psychology of Eating believes the answer to optimal individual nutrition is found in the "ongoing moving target" of the interface of "science, lifestyle, psychology, genetics, biochemical individuality, environment" and more• Healthy digestion David's tips for healthy digestion are as follows: --Invoke the relaxation response that routes all attention and energy to the gut. During stress the digestive process is literally offiine, to heartburn, malabsorption and constipation/diarrhea. --Take more time for meals: eating too much too fast actually turns digestion off because this creates more stress in the body that leads to a cascade of health problems. Want to know what to eat? Ask a better question. Between the black-and-white contrast of "tell me what to eat" and "don't tell me what to eat" there may be a better source of answers to our nutritional needs. Take a few moments to ask yourself the following questions after you answer the most important one: "Am I hungry?" Ask: --What food is my body calling for right now? --What,would best nourish me in this moment? --What would satisfy my desire for somethingthat tastes good, and my desire for something that feels healthful in my body? (facebook.com/themarc.david) While there is much to be unlearned about so-caUed healthy dietary practices, we can also lead simpler, healthier lives with real food that tastes good and a modicum of mindfuiness and a good nature. There are as many different perfect diets as there are individuals on this planet. I'll close with this quote from Michael Pollan, who wrote "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual": "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." 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