NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
January 24, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that pain is felt in the brain, not at the source of the pain?

If you skin your knee, it's the brain that feels the pain, not the knee. The knee sends messages to the brain that trauma occurred. The brain sends action messages to the right receptors to address the insult. This reaction response is heightened, indicating pain, until the insult is taken care of. Once resolved, the brain goes back to idle.

The process is called the "Feedback System". When the Feedback System is not resolved, the brain keeps sending out action messages, without resolution, and you continue to feel pain. This why we are so high on "resolvins" as a key to getting that Feedback System back to normal.

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Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Two Brilliant Eating Styles
Bonnie and Steve: A study in the January issue of Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of frailty in older individuals by almost half!

Frailty is common among older people and its prevalence is increasing as the population ages. Frail older adults may often feel low in energy and have weight loss and weak muscle strength. They are more likely to suffer from numerous health concerns, including falls, fractures, hospitalization, nursing home placement, disability, dementia, and premature death. Frailty is also associated with a lower quality of life.

People who followed a Mediterranean diet the most were overall less than half as likely to become frail over a nearly four-year period compared with those who followed it the least.

Paleo Post-Menopause
Overweight women after menopause who eat a Paleolithic diet can maintain body mass loss for the long term. The levels of risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases also decrease, according to a study performed at Umea University in Sweden.

Researchers spent two years following a group of postmenopausal women with a body mass index exceeding 27. Half of the women held a diet according to Nordic Nutrition Recommendations while the other half followed a Paleolithic diet.

The women who kept to a Paleolithic diet on average dropped from 191 to 171 pounds. The women who followed the Paleolithic diet had a significant reduction in unhealthy abdominal fat. Reduced levels of certain fatty acids and blood fats could be seen, which is of importance to the development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Enzymes involved in fat storage were also less active.

The best news is you can have the best of both worlds with our PaleoMediterranean Diet Action Plan!
Curb Food Cravings and Hunger Pangs

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Have a happy, healthy day,

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