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- Vegan children at higher risk of nutrient deficiencies
- European Industrial Hemp Association seeks traditional food status for CBD
- Colombian Amazon regenerated by agroecological farming
- Chemical pollution's role in biodiversity loss overlooked
- Healthy gut microbiome protects against neurodegenerative disease
- FDA's conflict of interests driving decline in scientific process
- Sugar, sweeteners and gum that stops sugar cravings
- News from ANH-USA
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- Children following a vegan diet are at higher risk of nutrient deficiencies than children that include animal proteins. A preprint meta-analysis found vegan children are more likely to have a lower intake of protein, energy, vitamin B12, vitamin D along with omega 3 fatty acids putting them at greater risk of bone loss, particularly if they don’t take dietary supplements
- The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is partnering with New York City mayor, Eric Adams, to provide every health care practitioner in New York City with free introductory training in nutrition and lifestyle medicine. A $44 million investment by the ACLM will enable up to 200,000 healthcare practitioners to be trained to use nutrition and lifestyle changes to support patients in overcoming chronic disease. Interestingly the ACLM also commited to donating $24.1 million's worth of lifestyle medicine courses at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health held in September 2022, to train 100,000 healthcare practitioners across the US. Both the ACLM and the mayor are favouring a plant-based diet, which is in line with the City's recent announcement that citizens consumption of animal products is to be monitored via credit card data.
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- The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) is seeking to have cannabidiol (CBD) classified as a traditional food in order to circumvent novel food issues. The move comes after the Czech Ministry of Agriculture indicated its intention to ban CBD products. Business of Cannabis has the full story.
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>>> Will novel food law prevent consumer access to CBD in the UK or Europe?
>>> Carving a way forward for CBD and other cannabinoids
- Farmers in Caquetá, Colombia have transformed their farms and regenerated their land in the Amazon, using agroecological practices that promote soil health, allows the forest to return and conserves water, which in turn gives them food sovereignty and security. The project, known as Amazonian Farms, is working with over 700 farming families in the Amazon bringing life back to the forest and the region.
>>> Farm-free food and ferming: are these the only options for planetary health?
- Much focus is put on habitat destruction, over-exploitation of natural resources, climate change and invasive alien species as drivers of biodiversity loss. However, little attention is being given to the issue of chemical pollution. In recent decades, over 350,000 individual chemicals have been registered globally with tonnes being pumped into the environment every year. The issue of chemical pollution is tackled in a recent paper published in Global Change Biology. As Chemsec says in a recent article addressing the issue of biodiversity loss without tackling chemical pollution is akin to tackling obesity without considering the role of sugar in its development.
>>> ANH Feature: Planet in crisis - looking beyond climate change
- Promoting a healthy gut microbiome could significantly reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. A new study published in Scientific Reports found six types of gut bacteria to be protective, with four types associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s. The role of gut dysbiosis in the development of Parkinson’s disease, whereby alpha-synuclein proteins travel to the brain via the vagus nerve, is already well established. The study gives yet more support for the protective role of a nutrient-dense, wholefood low carb diet for promoting a robust and diverse gut microbiome and reducing the risk developing a range of degenerative and chronic diseases.
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- The decline of the scientific process within the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is brought into sharp view in a new article published in The BMJ. The problem is laid fairly and squarely at the FDA’s feet due to its entanglement with the industries on which it relies for fees paid as part of its approval process, along with its adoption of non-inferiority trials that allow it to ignore “… the serious regulatory, clinical and ethical problems caused by their misuse”.
>>> FEATURE: Don’t trust their plan to rebuild our trust in science
- A recent meta-analysis published in The BMJ reinforces the role of sugar consumption in the development of a multitude of chronic diseases including metabolic syndrome and obesity. In a bid to help people tackle their sugar cravings, a new startup from Israel, Sweet Victory, is offering a solution in the form of a chewing gum containing an extract from a plant called Gymnema sylvestre, which is often used in Ayurvedic medicine. However, taking a closer look at the ingredients in the gum (which unsurprisingly aren't listed on the Sweet Victory website), it include 5 types of non-sugar sweeteners including sucralose and acesulfame K - not a great start for a product designed to reduce sugar cravngs! Talking about sweeteners, the World Health Organization released guidance this week discouraging the use of non-sugar sweeteners as part of a weight loss strategy, due the increased risk of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and increased mortality. Recent years have seen a huge increase in the amount of non-sugar sweeteners used in ultra-processed foods as governments introduce sugar taxes, designed to combat obesity, that are driving food manufacturers to reformulate products to avoid the taxes
>>> Low cal industry lobby finds sweeteners safe for gut microbiome or are they?
News from ANH-USA
- The breaches of medical ethics throughout the coronavirus crises have been shocking in their complete disregard for people’s safety along with the deliberate censorship of those healthcare professionals who sought to speak out. With this in mind the ANH has released the first pillar of a new framework for health and ethics tailored for current times. Read more…
- Yet another reason, on a very long list of reasons to ban the use of PFAS chemicals, has been uncovered by a new study, which found increased levels of PFAS chemicals in the blood is linked with weight gain. Read more… as the ANH-USA team prepare to release a pilot study on the presence of PFAS chemicals in kale.
- Florida Surgeon General, Dr Joe Ladapo, wrote to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) questioning the safety of covid injections. The CDC and FDA responded dismissing his concerns and accusing him of peddling misinformation. In a scathing response, Dr Ladapo, has requested answers to 12 questions, sticking to his guns that the CDC and FDA’s lack of transparency has resulted in a deep distrust in the American healthcare system
- Long covid patients are more likely to have sub-optimal levels of vitamin D than those who’ve not developed long covid type symptoms following covid infection according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
- Josh Guetzkow shares documents released by the CDC in which an unredacted document has slipped through the censor's net. The email exchange makes it very clear that VAERS data revealing infant exposure to covid jabs through breast milk and other issues related to covid jabs was known and acknowledged. Despite this, CDC scientists continue to deny the issues and maintain the jabs are safe and effective for children
- Three US teachers fired for refusing covid jabs have been reinstated after they took legal action against the School district. They will also receive back pay and damages
- Investigative journalist, Sonia Elijah, provides yet more evidence that the risk to pregnant and breastfeeding women and their babies from covid jabs was known by both the pharmaceutical companies and regulatory authorities as she analyses the third pharmacovigilance report (PSUR #3) prepared by Pfizer/BioNTech for the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Of note is the exclusion of cases of babies that suffered adverse reactions to the covid jab following exposure via their mother’s breast milk because the reactions were considered to be due to indirect exposure.
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