Monday, 30 January 2017

Functional Food Healing Health Benefits Review



Functional Food  concept  overview

 

 

 

That foods might provide therapeutic benefits is clearly not a new concept. The tenet, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” was embraced 2500 years ago by Hippocrates, the father of medicine. However, this food as medicine philosophy fell into relative obscurity in the 19th century with the advent of modern drug therapy. In the 1900s, the important role of diet in disease prevention and health promotion came to the forefront once again.
In 1912, Casimir Funk presented a seminal paper proposing the ‘Vitamine’ theory (McCollum, 1957). He proposed that the absence of certain minute substances in foods rather than the presence of germs caused disease. The theory and concept that he developed has had a direct bearing on the development of functional foods. The concept of functional foods has now been extended to include food constituents that reduce the risk of chronic disease (Plat and Mensink, 2001). Today we are at a new frontier in nutritional science. The transition from ‘adequate’ to ‘optimal’ nutrition. It is here that functional foods will have a pivotal role in reducing diet-related chronic diseases.
The conviction to develop functional foods first emerged in Japan in the 1980s when faced with escalating health-care costs. The Ministry of Health and Welfare initiated a regulatory system to approve certain foods with documented health benefits (Arai, 1996). Its primary objective was to improve the health of the nation's ageing population. In 1984, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, an ad hoc group in Japan commenced a national project to explore the link between food and medical sciences (Ohama et al., 2006). The term ‘functional food’ first appeared in 1993 in the Nature news magazine under the heading ‘Japan explores the boundary between food and medicine’ (Swinbanks and O’Brien, 1993). [By www.nature.com]

Definitions for functional foods

Today, Japan is the only country that recognizes functional foods as a distinct category, and the Japanese functional food market is now one of the most advanced in the world. Known as foods for specified health use (FOSHU), these are foods composed of functional ingredients that affect the structure and/or function of the body and are used to maintain or regulate specific health conditions, such as gastrointestinal health, blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels (Hosoya, 1998). As of July 2008, nearly 500 food products had been granted FOSHU status in Japan.
Functional foods represent one of the most intensively investigated and widely promoted areas in the food and nutrition sciences today
Functional food is essentially a marketing term and globally, it is not recognized by law. Several definitions for functional foods exist. These include, that given by Health Canada: ‘Similar in appearance to conventional food, consumed as part of the usual diet, with demonstrated physiological benefits, and/or to reduce the risk of chronic disease beyond basic nutritional functions’ (Health Canada, 2000). Other definitions include that from the International Food Information Council (IFIC), that is functional foods are, ‘foods or dietary components that may provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition’ (Bagchi, 2008). The International Life Sciences Institute of North America (ILSI) has defined functional foods as, ‘foods that by virtue of physiologically active food components provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition’ (Bagchi, 2008). The European Commission Concerted Action on Functional Food Science in Europe regards a food as functional, ‘if it is satisfactorily demonstrated to affect beneficially one or more target functions in the body, beyond adequate nutritional effects, in a way that is relevant to either an improved state of health and well-being and/or reduction of risk of disease’ (Consensus document, 1999).

Functional foods represent one of the most intensively investigated and widely promoted areas in the food and nutrition sciences today. However, it must be emphasized that these foods and ingredients are not magic bullets or panaceas for poor health habits. Diet is only one aspect of a comprehensive approach to good health.    functional foods health claims dietary supplements phytochemicals bioactive


During the first 50 years of the 20th century, scientific focus was on the identification of essential elements, particularly vitamins, and their role in the prevention of various dietary deficiency diseases. This emphasis on nutrient deficiencies or “undernutrition” shifted dramatically, however, during the 1970s when diseases linked to excess and “overnutrition” became a major public health concern. Thus began a flurry of public health guidelines, including the Senate Select (McGovern) Committee’s Dietary Goals for the United States (1977), the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (1980, 1985, 1990, 1996, 2000— a joint publication of the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services), the Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health (1988), the National Research Council’s Diet and Health (1989) and Healthy People 2000 and 2010 from the U.S. Public Health Service. All of these reports are aimed at public policy and education emphasizing the importance of consuming a diet that is low in saturated fat, and high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes and stroke.

Functional food Health Benefits Discovery

Scientists also began to identify physiologically active components in foods from both plants and animals (known as phytochemicals and zoochemicals, respectively) that potentially could reduce risk for a variety of chronic diseases. These events, coupled with an aging, health-conscious population, changes in food regulations, numerous technological advances and a marketplace ripe for the introduction of health-promoting products, coalesced in the 1990s to create the trend we now know as “functional foods.” This report includes a discussion of how functional foods are currently defined, the strength of the evidence both required and thus far provided for many of these products, safety considerations in using some of these products, factors driving the functional foods phenomenon, and finally, what the future may hold for this new food category.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, diet plays a role in 5 of 10 of the leading causes of death, including coronary heart disease (CHD), certain types of cancer, stroke, diabetes (noninsulin dependent or type 2) and atherosclerosis. The dietary pattern that has been linked with these major causes of death in the United States and other developed countries is characterized as relatively high in total and saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium and refined sugars and relatively low in unsaturated fat, grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables. An accumulating body of research now suggests that consumption of certain foods or their associated physiologically active components may be linked to disease risk reduction (6). The great majority of these components derive from plants; however, there are several classes of physiologically active functional food ingredients of animal or microbial origin.

Claims linking the consumption of functional foods or food ingredients with health outcomes require sound scientific evidence and significant scientific agreement. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) outlined the criteria for “significant scientific agreement” in a guidance document released on December 22, 1999 (7). As summarized in the schematic shown in Figure 1, there is a clear discrepancy between “emerging evidence” (characterized by in vitro or animal studies, uncontrolled human studies, and inconsistent epidemiological evidence) and “significant scientific agreement.” To reach such agreement requires the support of a body of consistent, relevant evidence from well-designed clinical, epidemiologic and laboratory studies, and expert opinions from a body of independent scientists. Claims about the health benefits of functional foods should be based on sound scientific evidence, but too often only so-called “emerging evidence” is the basis for marketing some functional foods or their components. Table 1 categorizes a variety of functional foods according to the type of evidence supporting their functionality, the strength of that evidence and the recommended intake levels.


The FDA’s schematic of significant scientific agreement released in December 22, 1999 guidance document. This scheme differentiates “emerging evidence” on the left (e.g., animal and in vitro studies, uncontrolled human studies) from data on the right which represents “consensus” and includes evidence accepted by federal scientific bodies responsible for public health recommendations. Thus, the strength of the evidence for a diet disease relationship strengthens as one moves from left to right on the schematic. [ From By http://jn.nutrition.org]



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Book << Functional Food Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Intervention Program: Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Intervention Program>>  is the First book to offer the ways how to apply different functional foods to cope with kinds of chronic diseases

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Why “ Functional food Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Intervention program” could be the best treatment for the chronic constipation?



      


Overview: Functional food Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Intervention program is step by step complementary and Integrated Medicine procedure which includes:


Step 1. Find out the cause of disease: for example  causes for prostatitis, causes for constipation.
Step 2.choose the right functional foods recipe  per patient’s especial  health situation
 Step 3. Designed to provide patients  with the support, knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to identify and overcome the different challenges faced in the adoption and maintenance of a healthy diet and physically active lifestyle.
          B. Functional Foods do have a amazing capability at health improvement.
In the last decade, preventive medicine has undergone a great advance, especially in developed countries. Research has demonstrated that nutrition plays a crucial role in the prevention of chronic diseases, as most of them can be related to diet. Functional food enters the concept of considering food not only necessary for living but also as a source of mental and physical well-being, contributing to the prevention and reduction of risk factors for several diseases or enhancing certain physiological functions. In reference to the immune system, many studies have pointed out that not only pre- and probiotics, but also single micronutrients incorporated into functional foods contribute to an enhancement of immunocompetence. In fact, one of the authorized claims consists of pointing out the immunomodulator properties of functional foods. In this article, the effect of some functional foods and ingredients such as probiotics, selenium and dietary antioxidants (vitamins A, E and C) on the immune function are reviewed. However, the optimum intake level and recommended amounts of functional foods have not yet been established. Thus, in order to remove the controversy surrounding functional food, further research studies are necessary, both in experimental animals and in humans. Finally: efforts should be directed towards the ultimate goal, that is, a 'functional diet'.
Refer: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2002) 56, Suppl 3, S29-S33. doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601481
C. lifestyle practices has a more massive influence to our health:
"A very short list of lifestyle practices has a more massive influence on our medical destinies than anything else in all of medicine," says Dr David Katz, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center and president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, in a telephone interview. "There's almost nothing in all of medicine that has the vast, consistent, and diverse evidence base."
He remarked that there is no pill, and there never will be any pill, that can reduce the burden of chronic disease in the way that healthy lifestyle factors can.
So why don't we use lifestyle factors more?

D. There are many causes may lead to Constipation, having the causes issues solved is the key.

There are many causes can lead to constipation ( almost the same as heart Disease(refer picture below))


To Constipation, we cannot ignore it; also, we cannot expect to have it healed in seconds.
 Some impatient people want to solve constipation quickly by just applying a lot of medicine; in the long term,  The medicine may make the intestines get used to intense stimulation and lose the capability to extract stool itself and resulted in drug dependence; once the medicine is quitted, the constipation problem will come back.  The natural remedy of Functional Food  Lifestyle Changes Intervention program has become the most appropriate and safest solution for constipation problem.

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Friday, 20 January 2017

Why “ Functional food Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Intervention program” could be the best treatment for the chronic Prostatitis?





A.      Overview: Functional food Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Intervention program is step by step complementary and Integrated Medicine procedure which includes:


Step 1. Find out the cause of disease: for example  causes for prostatitis, causes for constipation.
Step 2.choose the right functional foods recipe  per patient’s especial  health situation
 Step 3. Designed to provide patients  with the support, knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to identify and overcome the different challenges faced in the adoption and maintenance of a healthy diet and physically active lifestyle.


          B. Functional Foods do have a amazing capability at health improvement.

In the last decade, preventive medicine has undergone a great advance, especially in developed countries. Research has demonstrated that nutrition plays a crucial role in the prevention of chronic diseases, as most of them can be related to diet. Functional food enters the concept of considering food not only necessary for living but also as a source of mental and physical well-being, contributing to the prevention and reduction of risk factors for several diseases or enhancing certain physiological functions. In reference to the immune system, many studies have pointed out that not only pre- and probiotics, but also single micronutrients incorporated into functional foods contribute to an enhancement of immunocompetence. In fact, one of the authorized claims consists of pointing out the immunomodulator properties of functional foods. In this article, the effect of some functional foods and ingredients such as probiotics, selenium and dietary antioxidants (vitamins A, E and C) on the immune function are reviewed. However, the optimum intake level and recommended amounts of functional foods have not yet been established. Thus, in order to remove the controversy surrounding functional food, further research studies are necessary, both in experimental animals and in humans. Finally: efforts should be directed towards the ultimate goal, that is, a 'functional diet'.
Refer: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2002) 56, Suppl 3, S29-S33. doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601481

C. lifestyle practices has a more massive influence to our health:

"A very short list of lifestyle practices has a more massive influence on our medical destinies than anything else in all of medicine," says Dr David Katz, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center and president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, in a telephone interview. "There's almost nothing in all of medicine that has the vast, consistent, and diverse evidence base."
He remarked that there is no pill, and there never will be any pill, that can reduce the burden of chronic disease in the way that healthy lifestyle factors can.
So why don't we use lifestyle factors more?


D. There are many causes may lead to Prostatitis, and Kidney function is the key.

Most time, prostate develops at following steps: Prostatitis, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, and then Prostate Cancer. The is no evidence found that each prostate sickness state may cause next step happen, however, all prostate sickness’ causes are the same weaken or sick kidney function.
Most doctors’ SOP (standard operation procedure for prostatitis) is: Treatment includes antibiotics for four to 12 weeks and other treatment for pain. This SOP may have patient’s symptoms or pain, and almost does nothing for prostatitis’ causes; and this is the reason why most prostatitis can be treated, however, it is un-curable; however, With Functional food Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Program ( aka functional food Therapeutic Intervention), Prostatitis may become curable. For more detail information, please visit: amazon.com/author/maxwellchan

Saturday, 7 January 2017

PROSTATITIS Functional Food Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Intervention









 
Table of Contents
Title Page
 Functional Food Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Program (Aka Functional Food Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Intervention)

 -Naturally Heal Prostatitis -Treat Prostatitis’ Cause, then prevent Benign prostatic hyperplasia, and Prostate Cancer
 -Naturally Balanced your Cholesterol Level
 -The Most Effective Natural Health Therapy
 -A Therapy with All the best Natural Health Therapies Integrated

 By
 John M. Ke, PHD. And Maxwell Chan, MS
SkyBlueCross.com, Publisher
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ebook ISBN:978-0-9948988-7-6
Prostatitis and related difficulty urinating already bother me for many years. My doctor can’t tell why, However, <<Natural Heal Prostatitis>> let me understand everything, it also help me find out the right way to be with Prostatitis.
James
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Few years after stroke, I was found Prostatitis; and Difficulty Urinating and Constipation become my terrible nightmare every day. My doctor’s antibiotic prescription even make situation worse. <<Natural Heal Prostatitis>> let me find out the right remedies to cope with the two big problems. Thank you, Maxwell.
Robert
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Because of many years sitting on wheelchair, I have to take a lot of prescription to keep my cholesterol under healthy range; and those prescriptions really make me sucked. Few months Functional Food Therapeutic Lifestyles Changes Program do let me be free of side-effects of Prescription, and the most important thing is that my stomach doesn’t bother me too much hereafter, and I have better sleeping.
Thomas, Montreal, Canada
I like Functional food therapeutic lifestyle Changes Program, Yes, Dr. John is right! Complicated health issues should be dealt with systematic integrated health solution! Nothing got much improved after I spent many years at YOGA, QI-GONG, even some magic super foods, my cholesterol is still high and the belly always bothered me. Now, few months’ functional food TLC Program has my health Problem solved, Thank you! Mr. Maxwell!
Cathy, Chicago, USA
Functional food therapeutic lifestyle changes program does really save me from tons of torture of daily many pills. It seem most my any health problems get chance to get well controlled! However, my wife Dora begins to complaint it is not easy for her to make the functional food meal for me! Besides giving my wife Dora more love, more gifts, What else can I do? Dr. John and Max.
Jimmy, Detroit, USA
Why I like Functional food therapeutic lifestyle changes program? I have been in Alternative medicine for decades. Traditional Chinese Medicine is really good, but its profound theories make me feel confused; also, there are some reports that heavy metal content is surpassed Europe medicine Administrative standard; I once advised my patients to try Ayurveda medicine, Yoga, and they gave me feedback that it is not easy for them to practice Yoga and they have a big problem to understand Ayurveda medicine. How about other popular therapies? Massaging and Acupuncture Besides how much money per hour is clear, how and how much of the health problem can be solved, they are really not very clear.
With functional food therapeutic lifestyles changes program, patients should take time and efforts to prepare the foods. However, they can know very clear why they need to do so and what health benefits they can get. The most important matters are that patients can have their budget well controlled, also, all functional foods are purchased from local food mart, and it should be much better safety.
Michael, Toronto, Canada
CEO, SkyBlueCross.com
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