food

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop alvin June 16, 2018 - 10:39am

I can’t eat solid foods right now, but after the operation I’m going to check out Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. Or go to Texas. One of those two. Maybe both.

How an 82-year-old woman with dementia improved significantly

From a story of how an 82-year-old woman with dementia improved significantly by changing her diet:

“A change in diet, which was comprised of high amounts of blueberries and walnuts, has proven to have had a strong impact on Sylvia’s condition that her recipes are now being shared by the Alzheimer’s Society ... Sylvia also began incorporating other health foods, including broccoli, kale, spinach, sunflower seeds, green tea, oats, sweet potatoes and even dark chocolate with a high percentage of cacao. All of these foods are known to be beneficial for brain health.”

“Mark and Sylvia devised to diet together after deciding that the medication on it’s own was not enough, they looked into the research showing that rates of dementia are much lower in Mediterranean countries and copied a lot of their eating habits.”

Heart disease deaths linked to poor dietary choices

From this NY Times article: “But when it comes to the burden of disease,” he added, “some of the leading risk factors are not high intake of unhealthy foods, but low intake of healthy foods.”

As one example, I read in a book about food-related diseases that red meat isn’t necessarily bad for people, it’s just that people in the U.S. tend to eat red meat without eating anything healthy along with it.

Well-known and under-the-radar restaurants in Boulder, Colorado

Here’s a good list of well-known and under-the-radar restaurants in Boulder, Colorado.

And if you don’t know Boulder, here’s one quote from the article: “Boulder is one of America’s ‘Foodiest’ towns with a roster of hot eateries. A February New York Times feature noted that ‘among foodies, it is also known as the place where new companies are challenging the old guard in the food business.’”

“A Humorous Guide to Understanding Mast Cell Disorders”

As someone who is dealing with something like Mastocytosis or histamine intolerance, this book, “My Crazy Life: A Humorous Guide to Understanding Mast Cell Disorders,” strikes a chord with me. For a long time you walk around going “WTF?,” and during that entire process you find that American doctors are no help at all.

Foods and diet plans

This is a list of good and bad foods, according to these diets:

  • AIP = autoimmune protocol
  • CKD = chronic kidney disease
  • HIST = histamine intolerance

Links to the sections below:

✓ below means safe, “-” means bad, blank generally means unknown.

Killed by non-organic grapes

So I go to the grocery store yesterday, buy some grapes, and think I’m being all healthy as I eat them.

Then later in the day I read the “Dirty Dozen” report, which states that the non-organic grapes I just ate had 15 pesticides on them, and after non-organic strawberries, they’re one of the worst things you can eat in the entire universe.