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Meridian Health Protocol

by Ssregina Regina (2019-04-05)

Additional Reference: Research Paper; Meridian Health Protocol Review "The Development of Food Systems for Space," by Charles T Bourland; Journal of Trends in Food Science and Technology; Vol. 4, Issue 9, Sept. 1993 pages 271-276. As a human there are certain things that we are supposed to eat. There are also certain things that we are not supposed to eat. One hundred years ago it was easy to distinguish which was which. Today however, that distinction is a lot more difficult to recognize.When you walk into a supermarket there is a plethora of foods available, 95% of which are not really food at all. The food the we see in a supermarket is more or less manufactured or processed food. This is a type of fake food that looks and tastes like real food, but the fact remains that most of it is not real food at all.The fact that we are eating this "food" has many implications for our health. Many of us are becoming overweight because the fake food is laden with chemicals and sugar. The chemicals make the food taste better and the sugar satisfies our cravings.Even though we are quite aware of what this food can do to our waistlines, we are less aware of the other widespread effects such high levels of chemicals and sugar can have on us.As we get older many people seem to think that one of the effects of aging is memory loss. Researchers have shown however that memory loss may not be a result of old age but may in fact be a result of our lifestyle and nutritional choices.In one particular study scientists used an fMRI machine to look at the effects of increased blood glucose in the hippocampus of 181 subjects aged 65 or older with no history of dementia.The scientists found that elevated levels of blood glucose (sugar) was related to an impairment of the primary memory centers in the brain. Scott Small, a neurologist at Columbia University has also shown that the dentate gyrus, often referred to the "hot spot" of age-related impairment, is particularly effected by high levels of blood glucose.Other studies have also shown that the ability to regulate blood glucose levels has a direct correlation with enhanced cognition. In a study by Small, he showed that individuals who exercised had increased cognitive performance, a result that was determined by the positive effects that exercise has on the body's ability to break down blood glucose.