Category Archives: Dr. Kelley’s Kitchen

FOOD and nutrition: The good, the bad, and the ugly, including some excellent recipes and commentary about certain types of food/meals, which have proven to be of benefit. Also some harsh warnings about food and food-related products, which are over-sold, over-bought and over-used, many of which raise questions as to their safety and nutritional value.

February 4, 2023: Your Health – YOUR Choice!

Ultraprocessed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths
Eating more ultraprocessed foods raises the risk of developing and dying from cancer, especially ovarian cancer, according to a new study of over 197,000 people in the United Kingdom, over half of whom were women.

Hot dogs qualify as an ultra-processed food, since they’re packed with preservatives. zz/Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 via AP Images

Overly processed foods include prepackaged soups, sauces, frozen pizza and ready-to-eat meals, as well as hot dogs, sausages, french fries, sodas, store-bought cookies, cakes, candies, doughnuts, ice cream and many more.

“Ultra-processed foods are produced with industrially derived ingredients and often use food additives to adjust colour, flavour, consistency, texture, or extend shelf life… (Continue to full article)

Which of your memory lapses are perfectly normal and which are signs of dementia?
Forgetting is usually looked upon as a personal failure. If we try to remember an item of information and can’t come up with it, we blame ourselves. Forgetfulness is especially worrying to us because of the fear that our memory failures may be the result of a degenerative brain disease such as Alzheimer’s.

It’s an understandable fear. Our memories — the facts we know and the events we can recall from our past — form the basis of our identity. The novelist Stephen King was spot on when he wrote: ‘A person’s memory is everything. Memory is identity. It’s you.’

Since who we are is rooted in our experiences, the more we can remember, the richer our sense of ourselves… (Continue to full article)

What Is COVID Actually Doing to Our Immune Systems?
When the immune system goes awry, it’s bad news. A wonky immune system might mean that you’re more likely to catch colds and flus, or be infected by other pathogens—and less likely to shake them off. It might mean that your body fails to detect and destroy growing tumors. It might even mean that the body turns against itself, leading to chronic autoimmune conditions like arthritis or Crohn’s disease.

The fallout of immune system dysfunction on the human body is widespread and unpredictable—which is why it was so concerning in 2020 when evidence began to amass that COVID-19 seemed to be disrupting human immunology. So much so, in fact, that John Wherry, director of the Penn Medicine Immune Health Institute, summed it up this way to Kaiser Health News: “COVID is deranging the immune system.”… (Continue to full article)

WARNING: Manufacturer recalls eye drops linked to one death and vision loss in an outbreak across 12 states
An India-based manufacturer recalled its brand name EzriCare artificial tears on Thursday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the eye drops could be contaminated with a drug-resistant bacterium.

The CDC warned people to stop using the eyedrops last month and said the recommendation was a precaution after it received reports of “permanent vision loss” resulting from eye infections and one person died from a bloodstream infection. It said the people had tested positive for a multi-drug-resistant bacterium.

Global Pharma Healthcare, which makes the Artificial Tears lubricant eye drops, announced the voluntary recall of the eyedrops on Thursday. The product was distributed throughout the United States… (Continue to full article)

Ideal blood pressure may remodel brain clearance pathways linked to brain health, dementia
Among people who received more intensive treatment for high blood pressure, evaluations of MRI scans indicated a positive change in brain structures involved in its ability to clear toxins and other byproducts, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2023. The meeting, held in person in Dallas and virtually, Feb. 8-10, 2023, is a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science of stroke and brain health.

The study is the first to examine whether intensive blood pressure treatment may slow, or reverse structural changes related to the volume of the brain’s perivascular spaces, areas of the brain around the blood vessels that are involved in the clearance of toxins and other byproducts. These areas tend to enlarge as people get older or have more cardiovascular risk factors.

“If the brain cannot properly clear toxins and metabolic byproducts, they will accumulate and may contribute to the development of dementia”… (Continue to full article)

How To Turn Your Brain Off At Night, According To A Sleep Psychologist
If you’re like most people, you’ve been affected by stress-related sleep problems at some point or another, lying awake at night filled with anxiety about your career and the future. You may feel exhausted during the day but wired at night, desperate to shut off your racing mind so you can finally rest.

It may be hard to believe, but your brain wants (and knows how) to sleep well. You simply need to reset your relationship with sleep, so that instead of it feeling like a battle or a chore, it becomes the easy and enjoyable experience it should be.

That’s where Dr. Jade Wu comes in. As a board-certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist, she’s on a mission to help the 25 million Americans who struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep find rest at last… (Continue to full article)

Men can reduce risk of bowel cancer by 20% if they stick to diet high in veg and beans

Men who eat a diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, beans and lentils can cut their risk of bowel cancer by more than a fifth, a study has found.

Women were also included in the research but no link between eating lots of plant foods and lower cancer risk was uncovered, which the scientists put down to men having an overall higher risk of the illness. Continue reading

Battling cancer and preventing cancer recurrence with cruciferous vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables may hold the key to stopping the progression and recurrence of cancer. Researchers at South Dakota State University (SDState) reported that a compound from cruciferous vegetables called phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) can halt tumor formation and metastasis in mice bearing transplanted cancer stem cells (CSCs). PEITC can also stop the proliferation of cultured CSCs, which are heavily implicated in tumor recurrence. These findings suggest that PEITC could greatly benefit cancer patients and survivors. Continue reading

13 Health Benefits of Green Tea

What is special about green tea? If you have asked such questions, you’re in the right place for answers.

China boasts the largest green tea consumers in the world. Next on the list is Japan. The Chinese account for 50% of the world’s total green tea consumption. So you can guess how valuable the beverage is.

Green tea’s incredible therapeutic value is the reason for its high demand in China, Japan, and the rest of the world.

Green tea can prevent several deadly diseases. Increased green tea consumption has also been linked to the Japanese long life expectancy. Furthermore, this beverage contains tons of bioactive ingredients, which have numerous health benefits. Continue reading

PART 2: Eating Two cups of Fruits and three cups of Vegetables Every Day?

Today’s post continues with the 14 Foods that are recommended with the weekly list of electromagnetic alkaline live fresh and lightly cooked food that is recommended for each week. These foods keep your body cells, blood, immune system, energy, and health operating on all sixteen cylinders. In the last post, I did not mention seven other physicians who have reversed heart disease, diabetes, and many other diseases with this new scientifically proven electromagnetic diet. If you, your relatives, neighbors, or friends are interested in staying healthy, then following these three nutritionists and seven physicians on GOOGLE would be of great benefit. The Seven physicians are Drs. Caldwell Emerson, Neil Bernard, John McDougal, Colin Campbell, Michael Klapper, Dean Ornish, and Dr. Alan hammer. Continue reading

What Does Turmeric, Cottage Cheese, and Garlic do for Your Body?

Foods from the ‘alkaline’ side include fresh seasonal fruit

A good alkaline live food diet will produce great microorganisms in our small intestines. They secrete all sorts of chemicals needed for a healthy alert mind and body. New studies have found that the gut microbiomes work both with the neural pathways in the brain and body. They enhance the mental acuity of the neurons, axons, and dendrites. This has brought out another way that some scientists refer to intestinal bacteria as “the second brain.” Did you know that serotonin (a hormone that makes people feel good) is produced in the gut microbiome, not in the brain?

On the other hand, a bad diet of excess sugar, sugar derivatives, omega-6 oils bought on the grocery shelves, white flour products, preservatives, and refined and processed foods produce very bad gut toxins and inflammation of the gut walls that cause havoc to your brain and body health. Continue reading

Twelve Great Superfoods Needed for Brain Acuity, Mental Alertness, and Mental Health

Your brain is the epicenter of your health. A great thinking brain requires a fresh, raw plant, bush, and tree food diet that ensures mental acuity, a razor-sharp memory, and an alert learning system.

If we could look back and find the secrets of thinking that great scientists required, we would probably find that these mentally sharp people, entrepreneurs, and inventors ate a very good diet. Present-day researchers, nutritionists, alternative medicine physicians, other physicians, naturopaths, and many teachers are now finding that the diet has a very strong relationship to people’s thinking abilities and mental health. The fortunate thing is that diet and lifestyle also have a very strong relationship with a person’s brain and overall health. Continue reading

Important Facts about Grains, Obesity, Diabetes, and Cancer

Grains have been part of our diets for thousands of years. I read where recently, some grain seeds were found in a tomb in Egypt. Some of the seeds, when planted, actually grew!

The original grains that people ate hundreds of years ago have undergone many genetic changes, making the grains now almost entirely different from the original species. Genetic changes mostly have been for the better. However, some of the new genetic changes with GMO grains, for the most part, have been very controversial. Many researchers have questioned these genetic changes, stating that they are not helping people stay healthy. Also, the use of many pesticides has challenged the efficacy and safety of these pesticides used on grains for human consumption. Many lawsuits are now underway, concerning glyphosate, or Roundup – a pesticide sprayed on corn, soy, some grains, and many other crops. Continue reading

Loudon: The Twelve Commandants of Nutrition

According to Rob Hobson, a London-based nutritionist, adding more spring greens, red meat and nuts to your diet could help combat any distressing symptoms

ONE. Every person should consume live electromagnetic food every day, including young people. These may include 8 to 12 raw fresh vegetables fruits, nuts, berries, sprouts, bulbs, stems, leaves, crushed and raw seeds, melons, greens, dates, coconuts, roots, and (not vegetables), fish 2 or 3 times a week. This provides lots of fiber and keeps elimination going. Please flush your intestines out 3 or 4 times a week with psyllium., oat bran, or wheat bran. Continue reading

How does caffeine reduce heart disease risk?

Cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease, affects the body’s heart and blood vessels. An estimated 18.2 million adults aged 20 years and older have coronary artery disease in the United States.

About 361,000 people in the U.S. died in 2019 from coronary heart disease, with 20% of deaths occurring in adults under 65 years. Coronary heart disease occurs when fatty deposits or plaques consisting of cholesterol, calcium, and fibrin — a substance that causes blood clotting — accumulate in blood vessels. Continue reading

Why YOU Should be Eating Cottage Cheese

Adding the right cottage cheese to your diet may be the ticket to a longer, healthier life.

The history of cottage cheese comes from a very interesting story. It was discovered in a cottage in 1831. When the farmer had leftover milk, he did not have good refrigeration, so he would make butter using the cream and milk.

After the butter was made he had some skim milk left. Cottage cheese was founded when the milk was left setting in a warm spot near the stove in the cottage. This allowed the bacterial cultures to change the skim milk into curds and whey. That is how cottage cheese was first discovered. The curds are the lumps and whey the liquid that remains in the cottage cheese when the mixture is left in the refrigerator for a long time. Continue reading

The Importance of Diet and Lifestyle after Cancer is Cured

People that have been treated for cancer and other diseases are often left with no directions as to what nutrition to eat that will keep cancer and other diseases from reoccurring. A synopsis of great bio-electric foods is needed and the following information is designed for those who have cured their cancer and would like to keep cancer and other diseases from reoccurring. These recommendations will also be very helpful for any person who would like to prevent diseases from occurring in their body. Continue reading

Top 11 Ways to AVOID Cancer

Doctors say cancer cells are smart, and can target vital organs, take them over, and shut down your life. Cancer is a disorder of the cells, where they mutate and multiply uncontrollably. It’s very common in America, but doctors and oncologists are clueless when it comes to beating cancer. They use chemicals, surgery and radiation, usually to no avail, to stave off the inevitable just a few years. Yet, cancer barely even existed in America 100 years ago, so how is this lethal serial killer that attacks one in every three Americans, and kills half of those, able to hone in on vital cleansing organs and take people out like flies? Continue reading