Wednesday, October 12, 2011



ABC News - New research suggests eating a healthy amount of fruits and vegetables could change a gene strongly linked to heart disease.  Eating a healthy amount of greens could have an effect on genes linked to heart disease, according to a new study.  Researchers from Canada’s McMaster and McGill universities found that eating fruits and vegetables may actually change a gene variant, called 9p21, that is one of the strongest predictors for heart disease.  “We found that in people with this high-risk gene who consumed a diet rich in vegetables and fruits, their risk came down to that of people who don’t have that gene,” said Dr. Sonia Anand, a lead author and professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University.

The researchers analyzed the diets of more than 27,000 people from different parts of the world who were already enrolled in two separate studies looking at heart disease.  “Despite having a high genetic risk for heart disease, a healthy lifestyle can actually turn off the gene,” said Anand. She also said it’s not yet clear exactly how diet affects the gene.  The study participants who lowered their risk through their diet ate at least two servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Raw fruits and vegetables played the biggest role in lowering risk, Anand said.   Experts not involved in the Canadian research say the research provides more evidence that there is a strong gene-environment interaction involved in heart disease and other conditions.

Next time you’re considering skipping the salad bar, think again: Eating more raw fruits and vegetables could alter the effects of a gene that’s a marker for heart disease.  An international team of scientists has concluded that the effects of a gene typically associated with heart disease can actually be mitigated by “generous amounts” of fruit and raw vegetables.  By eating fresh fruit and raw vegetables not only you can weaken genetic effects that are strongly linked to heart disease, but also avoid the cruel death of billion of animals.

These days we hear a lot about Peace. There are commissions, meetings, and armies for Peace. We have everything. ... except Peace.  House of Wisdom proposes a true formula for Peace: “Realize Universal Love and refuse all acts of violence that contradict it”. “If you are at peace with yourself, there exists at least one peaceful place in the world” So that the seed of Peace germinates and begins to flower, never forget that “Life is divine, no matter whose body it is in”. Did you know there is an absolute connection of cause and effect between the killing of animals and the killing of human beings?  To kill our little brothers, the animals, it turns us completely insensitive to the value of life and it takes us away from the plane of Love and of Kindness.  On the other hand, the secret of perfect health, is in natural eating. Scientifically it has been proven that the consumption of animals is the cause of the biggest number of illnesses, among them: arteriosclerosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease. 

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