The Rainbow Diet

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    LDL not the issue in cardiovascular disease

    Dr Aseem Malhotra in his new book, ‘A Statin-Free Life – A revolutionary life plan for tackling heart disease – without the use of statins’ fits very closely with Chris Woollams original Rainbow Diet, written back in 2005.

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    High-quality Rainbow diet reduces Covid risk

    People consuming the highest quality plant-based diet were around 10% less likely to develop COVID-19 than those with a poor diet, and 40% less likely to become severely ill and needing a hospital. Researchers from King’s College, London, Harvard Medical School, Harvard TH Chan, Lund University, Sweden and the Broad Institute amongst others co-ordinated a study on almost 600,000 people…

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    What can I eat on the real Rainbow Diet?

    The real Rainbow diet, or colourful Mediterranean diet, is a natural, whole food diet that is supported by thousands of years of health and longevity. It’s core is olive oil; nuts and seeds, red wine and unpasteurized cheese; and sunshine, exercise, sleep and enjoyment with friends and family; it’s a Lifestyle not an eating regime. The real Rainbow Diet is not about…

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    What is the Valter Longo Fasting-mimicking Diet (FMD)?

    The Fasting-mimicking Diet (FMD) is a 5-day per month protocol, where you typically consume 34-54% less calories than usual, by cutting protein levels and inducing beneficial hormone changes; it is essentially a low-cal Mediterranean Diet. The Fasting-Mimicking diet was originated by Professor Valter Longo stemming from his research at the University of Southern California Longevity Institute. By consuming a calorie…

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    Low-cal Mediterranean diet rejuvenates the immune system

    Professor Valter Longo has shown that using a fast or a low-calorie Mediterranean Diet for five days a month improves the immune system, the response to vaccination, and reduces weight, fat levels, fasting blood sugar and blood pressure, encouraging longevity. In an old and damaged immune system, fasting encourages stem cell production of new white immune cells.  Professor Valter Longo,…

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    The Mediterranean diet and heathier ageing in women

    Greater adherence to the Mediterranean Diet in mid-life results in a 46% increase in healthier ageing amongst women in terms of reaching 70 years of age and being free of chronic illness. Analysing the dietary data of 10,670 women in the Boston Nurses Study, using dietary data from both 1984 and 1986, those women who adhered most closely to the…

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    Mediterranean Diet and greater cognitive function

    Long-term adherence to a Mediterranean diet is linked to a significantly improved cognitive function in men from The Health Professionals’ Follow-up study. The Study, involved 51,529 men, 40–75 years of age when enrolled in 1986, of whom 27,842 were included in the primary analysis. The use of a Mediterranean diet (MD) was taken from a mean of five food frequency…

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    Living younger, longer in Sardinia

    Nowhere is the colourful Mediterranean diet better exemplified than in the island of Sardinia where goats or sheep graze in the family olive groves and fish are eaten with tomatoes, whole grain pasta and a little wine. Sardinia has mountains to almost 4,000 metres and lies surrounded by the Mediterranean sea, its northerly tip below Rome and its southerly tip…

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    Heal Your Gut now – HUG it!

    There are 90 trillion bacteria in your gut microbiome –  but you only have 7 trillion cells yourself. They outnumber you 13 to 1. They have at least 75,000 genes, you have just 25,000. They ‘make’ three times more proteins, enzymes and messages than you make for yourself. They direct more ‘traffic’ than you do. You need them!! At any…

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    Red grape polyphenols inhibit progression of breast cancer

    Three red grape polyphenols – resveratrol, quercitin and catechin – found in the colourful Mediterranean Diet can, at relatively low doses, significantly reduce breast cancer risk and progression. A combination of red grape polyphenols at relatively low doses can be effective at preventing breast cancer from progressing to become an advanced disease, according to a study by S. F. Dharmawardhane…

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