Monday, September 27, 2010

Nestlé Challenges Drugs Industry

FT.com / Companies / Food & Beverage - Nestlé to take on drugs industry:

The Financial Times reports;
Nestlé is challenging the global drugs industry with plans to invest 500m Swiss Francs ($510m) over the next decade to support the creation of a standalone health science business to tackle obesity and chronic disease.
The Swiss food group, which announced the move on Monday, appointed Luis Cantarell, one of its most experienced executives, to “pioneer a new industry between food and pharma” that will develop products to combat diabetes, heart problems and Alzheimer’s.

Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutritionist , London said today "This comes as no surprise to me, it was long overdue and only a matter of time before someone like Nestle spotted a new awareness about the link between nutrition, food, mood and optimal health and started taking on the Pharmaceutical Industry."

"The acid test will be whether Nestle actually come up with a nutritionists dream, some genuinely healthy nutritious products or just more highly processed, nutrient depleted, refined food with an added functional food nutritional ingredient" warned the nutritionist.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bill Clinton vegan for heart health + weight

Bill Clinton vegan for heart health + Weight: In an interview to promote CGI , Clinton Global Initiative, Bill Clinton reveals he's been trialling a plant based diet for weight loss and improving his heart health following trials he's seen where over 80% of the subjects have seen improvements in heart health markers.

He says the trial started in 1986 and he wants to join the "experimenters" in trialling the plant based diet to see if it can make a difference to his health. His traveling means he occasionally eats fish but he's says he is quite strict about his diet and it's vegan where ever practically possible.

Harley Street Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "Bill Clinton quotes statistics of an 82% success rate in improving heart health markers on the plant based diet trial. Pharmaceutical industry funded drug researchers would bite your arm off for results like that!"

"News like this puts even more pressure on government, NHS and schools to take projects such as Eat More , 5 a day, Meat Free Mondays and similar initiatives a little more seriously. Obviously it's not that simple but it's a good start to replacing nutrient depleted calorie dense refined processed food in our diet with nutrient packed fresh plant based foods"

Monday, September 13, 2010

IVF Fertility Treatment - Hello for Rod Stewart

HELLO! Exclusive: Rod + Penny Lancaster Stewart proudly announce they're expecting a second child - hellomagazine.com:

The rich and famous are used to getting what they want when they want it. However if it's a new baby you want and fertility that's your problem you don't need to be skipping backwards and forwards over the Atlantic from New York to Los Angeles and then back to Harley Street in London.

You may not necessarily need the £1,000's of pounds need per course of IVF and even if you've decided that's your only option you can dramatically increase your chances of success and a healthy baby with or without IVF with nutrition therapy based on findings and research gathered by Foresight the Preconceptual Care charity from Universities and human trials all over the world.

Couples following the Foresight Preconceptual Care and nutrition programme enjoy success rates that exceed 75% and consultations with London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston at her Harley Street or New Forest clinic costs less than £100.

If like Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart your problems were partly due to toxic levels of heavy metals such as mercury this would be quickly revealed with a hair mineral analysis that costs less than the price of a reasonable meal out for 2 in London, less in fact that 5 transport for London travelcards, one of many nutritionists' tools often combined with a selection of over 100 laboratory biochemical tests looking at essential fat levels, hormones, nutrient and mineral levels and a host of other metabolic pathways and functions.

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston changes peoples' lives, many couples are now happy parents of healthy sons and daughters thanks to simple, subtle adjustments to lifestyle and diet that enhance a body's reproductive potential , assist pregnancy and remove biological obstacles.

See also

London Fertility Treatment Harley St Clinic
www.foresight-preconception.org.uk
Eat Right to Conceive - Free Fertility Wheel

Thursday, September 09, 2010

B Vitamins help halt Alzheimer’s

FT.com / UK - Vitamin B claim on Alzheimer’s: Save this - as you may not hear this information again.

It's long been known amongst nutritionists of the detrimental effects of elevated homocysteine levels on heart health and the nervous system. It's also known that the solution is simple - putting back the B vitamins that are refined and processed out of the modern diet.

See this trial

Results

A total of 168 participants (85 in active treatment group; 83 receiving placebo) completed the MRI section of the trial. The mean rate of brain atrophy per year was 0.76% [95% CI, 0.63–0.90] in the active treatment group and 1.08% [0.94–1.22] in the placebo group (P = 0.001). The treatment response was related to baseline homocysteine levels: the rate of atrophy in participants with homocysteine >13 µmol/L was 53% lower in the active treatment group (P = 0.001). A greater rate of atrophy was associated with a lower final cognitive test scores. There was no difference in serious adverse events according to treatment category.

Conclusions and Significance

The accelerated rate of brain atrophy in elderly with mild cognitive impairment can be slowed by treatment with homocysteine-lowering B vitamins. Sixteen percent of those over 70 y old have mild cognitive impairment and half of these develop Alzheimer's disease. Since accelerated brain atrophy is a characteristic of subjects with mild cognitive impairment who convert to Alzheimer's disease, trials are needed to see if the same treatment will delay the development of Alzheimer's disease.


The Solution is Too Simple

“The dogma is strong (amongst Alzheimer’s research community) and there is money involved,” said Professor Smith, one of the authors. “If it is not produced by the pharmaceutical companies, you have a hard time getting funded.”