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.

The #1 Habit to Break for Better Metabolic Health

Start doing this one habit today to get your metabolism into tiptop shape…

Have you ever noticed that your favorite pair of pants have become increasingly more snug and thought to yourself, Is my metabolism to blame? Metabolism is often viewed as fast or slow and associated with fluctuations we may attribute to our weight; however, our metabolism never sleeps and oftentimes isn’t given enough credit for all it does. Continue reading

5 Reasons to Eat More Berries – a Superfood Packed With Mental and Physical Health Benefits

Berries are a superfood rich with nutrients and health benefits.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Berries are a superfood rich with nutrients such as fiber, magnesium, vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants, per The Washington Post. A daily dose of berries can benefit your heart, skin and mental health.

“On average, people who eat more berries seem to live a little bit longer,” Eric Rimm, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told the Washington Post. Rimm suggested eating a cup of berries every day to reap their health benefits.

Here’s a look at what defines a superfood, and the health benefits eating berries can bring. Continue reading

Precision nutrition: How certain diets can starve cancer cells

Cancer likes glucose. So take it away…

Cancer is the target of some of the most advanced treatments in medicine’s arsenal. Proton therapy bombards tumors with targeted streams of positively charged particles. Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (engineered white blood cells) penetrate into tumors and destroy cancer cells. CAR T-cell therapy sends reprogrammed T-cells to hunt down out-of-control cells.

Oddly, however, clinicians often neglect a simpler way to potentially fight cancer, one that can be used in tandem with other therapies: FOOD. Continue reading

Time to Inform the Public About the Adverse Effects of Ultra-Processed Foods

Summary of potential factors and mechanisms linking ultra-processed food consumption with adverse cardio-metabolic outcomes. Credit: BMJ (2023)

A team led by researchers from the Université Sorbonne Paris Nord and Université Paris Cité, France, has summarized where we are in our understanding of the adverse health effects related to ultra-processed food with some suggestions of how to move forward with this information.

In their paper, “Ultra-processed foods and cardiometabolic health: public health policies to reduce consumption cannot wait,” published in BMJ, the authors point out that while there is convincing evidence that processed foods have adverse health risks, efforts to reduce, change or eliminate these food formulations lack sufficient support. Continue reading

Cancer Preventing‘ Vegetable That Could Also Protect Against Diabetes and Heart Disease

Red onions are full of health-boosting compounds (Image: Getty)

Research has suggested that eating red onions could help prevent cancer. The vegetable, which is a cornerstone of dishes in food cultures from all over the world, is full of chemicals that can kill cancer cells, according to scientists.

Eventually, this discovery could lead to cancer-busting pills being developed that are based on the internal chemistry of an onion. People with the highest level of consumption of the vegetable have a lower chance of several types of cancer; including ovarian, bowel, and breast cancer. Continue reading

Your Health, Your Diet, Your Cancer Risk – YOUR Choice!

I have believed for a long time that the American Medical Complex and the Consumer Food and Beverage Industrial Complex have little interest in the prevention of disease. It makes far better business sense to let the population eat, drink and smoke to their heart’s content and then offer seemingly high tech and expensive methods for cleaning up the aftermath. In the United States, the food industry alone generates 500 billion dollars in sales: Bacon, eggs, milk, fast food franchises, soft drinks, fried food, dead food, overcooked food, sweets, treats and canned goods.

We have gotten away from simple diets and become human garbage disposals. Sixty percent of the American public is overweight. Clearly the large food conglomerates are successfully marketing to an oblivious public. After feeding your body with dead and processed foods for 20, 30, 40 or more years, things begin to run less perfectly. We have overlooked the processing energy required to digest bacon and eggs each morning, that steak in the evening and the cocktails in between. The result is the current health crisis where one in three will have cancer in their lifetimes — not to mention heart disease. ~ Greg Stirling, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Precision Nutrition: How Certain Diets Can Starve Cancer Cells

Cancer likes glucose. So take it away.

Researchers say gut bacteria changed in subjects that consumed artificial sweeteners, leading to glucose intolerance. Credit Weizmann Institute of Science

Preliminary studies show that certain diets can slow the spread of cancer in mice. Low-calorie, intermittent-fasting, and ketogenic diets all can lower the amount of blood glucose available to fuel cancer cells. Restricting the intake of certain amino acids and lipids also can starve tumors of nutrients. Still, those promising early results in animals have yet to show up in human trials, mostly because large, controlled studies have not been conducted.

Cancer is the target of some of the most advanced treatments in medicine’s arsenal. Proton therapy bombards tumors with targeted streams of positively charged particles. Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (engineered white blood cells) penetrate into tumors and destroy cancer cells. CAR T-cell therapy sends reprogrammed T-cells to hunt down out-of-control cells.

Oddly, however, clinicians often neglect a simpler way to potentially fight cancer, one that can be used in tandem with other therapies: FOOD!
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Curcumin in Turmeric STARVES CANCER CELLS to Death

The polyphenol curcumin, which is responsible for the bright orange-yellow color of turmeric (Curcuma longa), appears to have preventative and therapeutic effectss against various types of cancers.

Over 4,500 published peer-reviewed studies have shown curcumin to prevent cancer progression through a variety of mechanisms – by reducing inflammation, preventing chemical stress from radiotherapy and chemotherapy, shutting down cancer-promoting pathways and interfering with the growth and development of malignant cells. Continue reading

These 5 Foods May Extend Your Life and Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease

Researchers have identified five key plant-based foods that can help lower your risk of chronic disease and increase your lifespan. Westend61/Getty Images

Healthy you, healthy planet? Research suggests the two may be closely linked.

In a new study, presented in July at NUTRITION 2023, the flagship annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition in Boston, researchers used a tool they created called the Planetary Health Diet Index (PHDI) to review foods and their impacts on human and environmental health.

The results show that individuals consuming a more environmentally sustainable diet were 25% less likely to die within a 30-year follow-up period than those following a less sustainable diet. Continue reading

Turmeric Has Many Purported Health Benefits. Does Science Back Any of Them Up?

At the end of 2019, it was reported that turmeric, a spice that was once only known to Southeast Asia, had racked up $328 million in annual U.S. sales as a dietary supplement. It’s only increased in popularity in the years since as many supplement companies have heavily marketing its health benefits. Some of those benefits are exaggerated or unproven, but others are backed by science.

“Turmeric’s main active component, curcumin, makes it a potential treatment for numerous health conditions,” says Denise Millstine, MD, women’s health and integrative medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Continue reading

Loudon: Vegetable Oils on the Grocery Shelf Cause a Health Risk

Have you wondered why nutritionists say “Be careful about using oxidative vegetable oils on the grocery shelf? It is because all oils on the grocery shelf except extra virgin olive oil have been boiled to over 300 degrees Fahrenheit EXCEPT COCONUT OIL, PALM OIL, BUTTER, RAW LARD, AND SUET. These omega-6 Cooked oils on the grocery shelf not only have no electromagnetic value, but they are prone to oxidation, which means they are oxidative instead of being an anti-oxidant and have no electromagnetic health value. Some nutritionists call them “dead” oils. They may cause serious health problems if used in deep-fried meat, beans, and other vegetables, plus even worse if combined with sugar products in the diet. Continue reading

June 1, 2023: Your Health ~ YOUR Choice!

New Study Is Extremely Embarrassing for Lab-Grown Meat

Researchers at UC Davis have made a startling discovery that could change the way we view lab-grown meat.

As detailed in a yet-to-be-peer-reviewed paper, they found that the meat alternative’s environmental impact appears to be “orders of magnitude” higher than retail beef you can buy at the grocery store — itself already a very environmentally damaging foodstuff — at least based on current production methods.

If confirmed, the research could be damning: lab-grown meat, long seen as a greener alternative to meat products that don’t involve the slaughter of animals, could be more harmful to the environment than the products it’s trying to replace

It’s not a panacea“… (Continue to full article)

9 Healthiest Vegetables to Eat
We all know veggies are healthy, but which ones are the healthiest to include in your daily diet?

“All vegetables offer health-promoting properties and compounds that reduce risk of disease, however, some vegetables are more nutrient-dense and functional than others, and I encourage people to include [those] in their eating plan every day.

Ready to fill up on veggies? Here are some of the healthiest vegetables to eat everyday… (Continue to full article)

Why Butter Is Better
When the fabricated food folks and apologists for the corporate farm realized that they couldn’t block America’s growing interest in diet and nutrition, a movement that would ultimately put an end to America’s biggest and most monopolistic industries, they infiltrated the movement and put a few sinister twists on information going out to the public.

Item number one in the disinformation campaign was the assertion that naturally saturated fats from animal sources are the root cause of the current heart disease and cancer plague. Butter bore the brunt of the attack, and was accused of terrible crimes. The Diet Dictocrats told us that it was better to switch to polyunsaturated margarine and most Americans did. Butter all but disappeared from our tables, shunned as a miscreant.

This would come as a surprise to many people around the globe who have valued butter for its life-sustaining properties for millennia… (Continue to full article)

Covid vaccines – A colossal failure around the world
The COVID vaccines – and the new bivalents, of which they are a part – are alarmingly and irredeemably unsafe, as well as ineffective for the advertised purposes. It is increasingly recognized by laypeople, physicians and scientists throughout the world that the COVID-19 vaccines are neither safe nor effective nor reversible. In this article, I show irrefutable proof that the COVID vaccines are irredeemably ineffective. (See many dozens of my other Substack articles, and my book Neither Safe Nor Effective, on how dangerous these vaccines are.)

Background – US mortality data at the end of 2020 did not support the allegation of a pandemic, because there was no more of an outlying peak in excess deaths in 2020 than other peaks throughout the past two decades, as reported at that time. A series of CDC revisions have continually increased the number claimed dead in 2020. Even now, as of 4/24/23, the CDC shows that 3,383,729 people died from all causes in the US in 2020 on one page written in December 2021.

If even two years after the end of 2020, allegations of the number of those dead in 2020 continued to increase, at what point will that number be settled? How is it that by December 2021 an accurate number of deaths in 2020 was not available to the CDC? …and it is now half-way through 2023… (Continue to full article)

Men should eat walnuts to prevent prostate cancer
Good news, gentlemen: Eating walnuts can help stave off prostate cancer.

This is according to researchers from the University of California, Davis, who found that walnuts, aside from helping to reduce excess cholesterol and increasing insulin sensitivity, are also capable of reducing the levels of a protein associated with prostate cancer.

According to nutritionist Paul Davis, who acted as the study’s lead researcher, their findings provide additional evidence that walnuts, despite being high in fats, are actually a great addition to a healthy diet

Compounds in walnuts affect the expression of prostate cancer-related genes… (Continue to full article)

Gut microbiota may affect the anti-cancer activity of this oriental herb against colorectal cancer
Oplopanax elatus, commonly known as nakai, is an herb native to northern China that is known for its anti-cancer effects, especially against colorectal cancer (CRC). But questions remain on whether or not the human gut microbiota interferes with nakai’s anti-CRC effects

Finding out if the gut microbiota does affect the anti-CRC effects of molecules from O. elatus is important. Doing so allows doctors and scientists to better understand how to better use the herb in the treatment of CRC.

To test this, the researchers analyzed both compounds in the PEFO as well as PEFO incubated with human gut microbiota for 72 hours (PEFO I) using high-performance liquid chromatography with diode-array detection quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometer (HPLC-DAD-QTOF-MS) method validation… (Continue to full article)

TURBO CANCER: Children are DYING within hours or days of leukemia diagnosis, often after receiving vaccine jabs
Children and young adults are dying within hours or days after being diagnosed with leukemia. Some say the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines have something to do with these untimely deaths.

Data suggests that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines deliver lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) with mRNA to the bone marrow. What does this have to do with these cases?

Leukemia is a broad term for cancers of the body’s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia usually involves white blood cells. In patients with leukemia, their bone marrow produces an excessive amount of abnormal white blood cells, which don’t function properly… (Continue to full article)

May 29, 2023: Your Health ~ YOUR Choice!

Reports reveal the risk for strokes is on the rise in young adults

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and along with education on strokes, doctors are looking for answers to why strokes are happening in younger patients.

The American Stroke Association reports more strokes in adults under 50. One Houston doctor says he isn’t sure exactly why this is happening, but thinks our changes in lifestyles could be an answer.

“Researchers have studied the obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cholesterol of younger people now, and the prevalence is going up.”

Dr. El-Ghanem also suggests neglecting healthcare or regular doctors visits during the pandemic could also be a reason that we’re seeing strokes in younger people, more often… (Continue to full article)

Precision nutrition and the gut microbiome: the impact of blueberries
In a recent study published in the Antioxidants journal, researchers explored the impacts of precision nutrition on gut microbiome variation.

Nutrition research funding is increasingly focused on precision nutrition, which has recently gained significant interest. Consuming fruits and vegetables is linked to a lower risk of developing chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and neurocognitive diseases.

Berry fruits, tea, and cocoa contain (poly)phenolic compounds identified as having potential health benefits among the thousands of phytochemicals studied… (Continue to full article)

How does liver cancer affect the skin?
Liver cancer can destroy liver cells and block connections between the liver and other organs. As a result, liver cancer may prevent the liver from processing a substance called bilirubin. This causes a buildup of bilirubin within the blood, leading to jaundice.

This article looks at how liver cancer affects the skin. It will explain the connection between liver cancer and jaundice. It will also detail the relationship between jaundice and liver cancer stages, other liver cancer symptoms, and when to contact a doctor… (Continue to full article)

Doctors Reveal 5 Key Steps to Surviving a Heart Attack
Be prepared. Here’s what to do if you or a loved one is having a heart attack.

Someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making it a leading cause of death for Americans. Knowing what to do when one happens is essential. There are steps you can take to improve the chances of survival and potentially save a life when the unthinkable happens.

When you think “heart attack,” classic symptoms such as chest discomfort might first come to mind. But heart attacks can present differently in men and women, and in people with certain diseases, like diabetes… (Continue to full article)

Healthy Food Alert #6: What Most People Don’t Know About Tomato
Tomatoes, also known as Solanum lycopersicum, are a popular fruit and a key ingredient in many dishes around the world.

They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are essential for maintaining good health. Recent studies have shown that tomatoes can also help fight cancer and protect the heart.

The various health benefits of tomatoes and how they can be incorporated into your diet and how they can protect and boost your heart and help fight cancer and even other diseases.

Let’s start with how it fight cancer!… (Continue to full article)

As pictured above, having no energy, unintentionally losing weight, constant indigestion, difficulty swallowing, feeling sick and a lump at the top of your tummy are all warning signs and symptoms of stomach cancer

What are stage 1 stomach cancer symptoms?
Doctors use a staging system to describe the severity and spread of stomach cancer, with stage 1 being the earliest stage. Symptoms of stage 1 stomach cancer may include abdominal discomfort, indigestion, nausea, and bloating.

At this stage, doctors typically recommend treatment with surgery to remove all or part of the stomach. They may follow this with chemotherapy to kill any remaining cancer cells.

Because early detection is crucial when treating cancer, anyone with stomach cancer symptoms should seek medical attention as soon as possible. With prompt treatment, doctors can often successfully manage stage 1 stomach cancer… (Continue to full article)

WHO Advises Not to Use Non-Sugar Sweeteners for Weight Control

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new guideline on non-sugar sweeteners (NSS), which recommends against the use of NSS to control body weight or reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

The recommendation is based on the findings of a systematic review of the available evidence which suggests that use of NSS does not confer any long-term benefit in reducing body fat in adults or children. Results of the review also suggest that there may be potential undesirable effects from long-term use of NSS, such as an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and mortality in adults. Continue reading

Our Bodies Respond Differently to Food…

A new study aims to find out how…

Genetics, gut microbes and other lifestyle and environmental factors can impact how people’s bodies react to food. An NIH study aims to find out how. Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

There’s plenty of one-size-fits-all nutrition advice. But there’s mounting evidence that people respond differently to food, given differences in biology, lifestyle and gut microbiomes.

The National Institutes of Health wants to learn more about these individual responses through a Nutrition for Precision Health study, and this week researchers began enrolling participants to take part in the study at 14 sites across the U.S.

It’s part of the All of Us research initiative that aims to use data from a million participants to understand how differences in our biology, lifestyle and environment can affect our health. Continue reading