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Jan 27, 2008
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As promised, I just posted up the 1st case
study video on my NEW blog:

This amazing case study interview is with Brenda
Cobb from the Living Foods Institute and boy
does she have an amazing story!

When you watch and listen, you'll discover how
Brenda overcame breast and cervical cancer
with the raw food diet.

The doctors said she only had 6 months to 1
year to live.

...she became cancer free in only 6 months!

The raw food diet changed her life.

Here's the entire interview:

NOTE: Please let me know your comments on
the blog. I'd love to hear your feedback!

Many Blessings,

Jim Carey

P.S. Most folks don't realize it, but this
whole Chi Diet Community has been built
through grass roots efforts and word-of-mouth.

Folks who are now members of our community
found out about us by a friend recommending
they check out the resources we have to offer.

If you'd like to share our free video library and
other valuable resources with your friends, and
at the same time help support and grow our
community, it's simple.

All you have to do is pass this link on to them
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Aug 10, 2007
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DAVIS, Calif., July 11 (UPI) Growing food organically over time may result in healthier food, according to a U.S. study that found higher flavonoid levels in organic tomatoes.

Alyson E. Mitchell, of the University of California at Davis, and colleagues compared levels of key flavonoids in tomatoes harvested over a 10-year period from two matched fields -- one farmed organically and the other with conventional methods that included commercial fertilizers.

The research focused on tomatoes because per capita consumption in the United States is so high, second only to potatoes. Researchers analyzed organic and conventional tomatoes that had been dried and archived under identical conditions from 1994 to 2004.

The levels of flavonoids increased over time in samples from organic treatments, whereas the levels of flavonoids did not vary significantly in conventional treatments, according to the study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Flavonoids may protect against cancer, heart disease, and other age-related diseases.

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Nov 8, 2006
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Study Links Hair to Eating Disorders

SALT LAKE CITY Oct 16, 2006 (AP)— Hair strands reveal evidence of a person's diet and can help doctors diagnose eating disorders, researchers at Brigham Young University reported.

Researchers found differences in nitrogen and carbon when samples from females at an eating-disorder clinic were compared with hair from females who didn't have a problem. They said they were able to accurately determine the source 80 percent of the time.

The lead author, Kent Hatch, said hair acts like a "tape recorder."

Just as it can be used to determine if someone has used drugs or has been exposed to harmful amounts of mercury and lead, hair can show what someone has been eating, Hatch said.

Larger studies are planned to possibly develop a test that can be used in clinics. The research was published Monday in a journal, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.

"This would give a clinician an objective measure to use to diagnose an eating disorder, and we hope it will eventually allow a sound diagnosis at an earlier stage," said Hatch, a professor in BYU's department of integrative biology.

A test is needed in the diagnosis of eating disorders because those who suffer from them tend to be secretive about their problem or may not even know they are ill.

"Their self-evaluation is very impaired," said Jennifer Tolman, clinical director at Avalon Hills, a treatment facility in Cache County, Utah.

"We had a girl who was 5-10 and 98 pounds and she wasn't even sure she had an eating disorder, although she could recognize it in others," Tolman said.

Doctors and therapists often must rely upon patients to report what and how much they eat, information that can be unreliable.

"They are poor historians by nature," Tolman said.

She had not seen the BYU study and declined to comment on the findings. Tolman said damage from eating disorders heart problems, elevated liver enzymes, drops in bone density can be irreversible and sometimes life threatening.

The BYU research was conducted by faculty in integrative biology, communications, statistics and geology.

A co-author, Steven Thomsen, said the project grew from earlier research on the link between eating disorders and exposure to fashion, fitness and beauty magazines. He told his colleagues it would be helpful to biologically determine the same results.

"We have talked about going back and re-exploring some of the things we've studied and adding this variable," Thomsen said of the hair test.


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Apr 12, 2006
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I have agreed to spread the word about this. It's really easy --
they're looking for personal narratives.

If you want to participate, email me [] directly and I'll send you the
questions. Oh, if you have any questions, just email me about those, too!

Here's the description:

"My name is Ai Zhang. I am a doctoral student at the University of
Maryland majoring in Public Relations. I am contacting you regarding a
research project that I am currently doing, which is about the impact
that lifestyle change (raw-food diet/lifestyle in particular) has
brought into an individual's life.

Realizing the great benefits, both physical and psychological, that
the raw-food-lifestyle has brought into an individual's life, I am
determined to conduct this current research to publicize
raw-food-lifestyle and call for a healthier approach to life. After
reading Alissa Cohen's book "Living on Live food", I have become a
true believer in the power of raw-food-living. I could not agree more
to the philosophy that raw-food is more than a diet, but a lifestyle
and a mentality to life.

Therefore, the impact on an individual's life that my study focuses on
includes both the physical and psychological dimensions resulting from
an individual's lifestyle change to the raw-food-living. This is the
primary focus of my study. In other words, my research is to uncover
and analyze the social implications of lifestyle change and raw-food
lifestyle in particular.

However, to complete this study, I need to collect data so as to
substantiate my argument and study. Your information will be kept
confidential and your participation will remain anonymous. Last but
not least, you effort to publicize and promote raw-food-lifestyle will
be greatly appreciated."

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Jan 9, 2006
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Published on Sunday, January 8, 2006 by the lndependent/UK
GM: New Study Shows Unborn Babies Could Be Harmed
Mortality rate for new-born rats six times higher when mother was fed on a diet of modified soya
by Geoffrey Lean

Women who eat GM foods while pregnant risk endangering their unborn babies, startling new research suggests.
The study - carried out by a leading scientist at the Russian Academy of Sciences - found that more than half of the offspring of rats fed on modified soya died in the first three weeks of life, six times as many as those born to mothers with normal diets. Six times as many were also severely underweight.
The research - which is being prepared for publication - is just one of a clutch of recent studies that are reviving fears that GM food damages human health. Italian research has found that modified soya affected the liver and pancreas of mice. Australia had to abandon a decade-long attempt to develop modified peas when an official study found they caused lung damage.
And last May this newspaper revealed a secret report by the biotech giant Monsanto, which showed that rats fed a diet rich in GM corn had smaller kidneys and higher blood cell counts, suggesting possible damage to their immune systems, than those that ate a similar conventional one.
The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization held a workshop on the safety of genetically modified foods at its Rome headquarters late last year. The workshop was addressed by scientists whose research had raised concerns about health dangers. But the World Trade Organization is expected next month to support a bid by the Bush administration to force European countries to accept GM foods.
The Russian research threatens to have an explosive effect on already hostile public opinion. Carried out by Dr Irina Ermakova at the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, it is believed to be the first to look at the effects of GM food on the unborn.
The scientist added flour from a GM soya bean - produced by Monsanto to be resistant to its pesticide, Roundup - to the food of female rats, starting two weeks before they conceived, continuing through pregnancy, birth and nursing. Others were given non-GM soya and a third group was given no soya at all.
She found that 36 per cent of the young of the rats fed the modified soya were severely underweight, compared to 6 per cent of the offspring of the other groups. More alarmingly, a staggering 55.6 per cent of those born to mothers on the GM diet perished within three weeks of birth, compared to 9 per cent of the offspring of those fed normal soya, and 6.8 per cent of the young of those given no soya at all.
"The morphology and biochemical structures of rats are very similar to those of humans, and this makes the results very disturbing" said Dr Ermakova. "They point to a risk for mothers and their babies."
Environmentalists say that - while the results are preliminary - they are potentially so serious that they must be followed up. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has asked the US National Institute of Health to sponsor an immediate, independent follow-up.
The Monsanto soya is widely eaten by Americans. There is little of it, or any GM crop, in British foods though it is imported to feed animals farmed for meat.
Tony Coombes, director of corporate affairs for Monsanto UK, said: "The overwhelming weight of evidence from published, peer-reviewed, independently conducted scientific studies demonstrates that Roundup Ready soy can be safely consumed by rats, as well as all other animal species studied."
What the experiment found
Russian scientists added flour made from a GM soya to the diet of female rats two weeks before mating them, and continued feeding it to them during pregnancy, birth and nursing. Others were give non-GM soya or none at all. Six times as many of the offspring of those fed the modified soya were severely underweight compared to those born to the rats given normal diets. Within three weeks, 55.6 per cent of the young of the mothers given the modified soya died, against 9 per cent of the offspring of those fed the conventional soya.
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