Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bringing Up Children in a Healthy and Happy Way

Alexis as a baby.


I am going to try something different here. Instead of emailing a reply to Alexis in her blog, I am going to put it in my blog because maybe others can benefit from my opinion. Although if she does not like it then I will have to delete it or edit it, since she is the boss.

A little background on her. Most medical school students go there from ages 23 to 27. She is 22 and in her third year of medical school. She could have skipped 3 more years of high school but her parents did not want her going to college at age 12. So she is a super genius. Her father is an M.D. and her mother has degrees in teaching, psychology and music.

So here is her post from her blog that I am talking about.

My Mommy

Here is my response to it. Yes, in this country they follow that parenting idea of the parent being the absolute dictator that comes Nazi Germany. My mother also followed it. In fact the way that one shows that they are good Christian is that they say that they are a God-fearing Christian. Yet if you know the bible or look it up, you will see that Jesus said that fear is a bad thing to have. Also the more fear you have, the less happiness you have. There is a saying, The coward dies a thousand deaths, while the courageous man dies only once.

Also if you watch Star Wars, you know that there is a connection between fear and anger. Also Jesus did like those emotions. So what if your mother did not argue with you that you said was a waste of time and had an attitude that it would be okay if your dress got dirty. There is a simple solution to it like changing your dress. It is not like getting cancer and dying of it.

Attachment parenting came from a group of what Christians would call Godless savages in South America that have been bringing up children the same way for tens of thousands of years. They never told the children what to do, in the Yequana village. Also the children were in very dangerous situations but never got in accidents. So my question is are accidents really accidental? Or is it the anxiety of the parents causing them.

So on the TV show Kung Fu a child of about 12 was growing up a Shaolin monastery. He had to learn something like walking a balance beam until he mastered it. Then his test was to walk on this piece wood across this pool of acid. He could see the bones of other children in the pool that did not make. So the child starts to walk across with fear and fell into the pool of deadly acid. But he was not harmed since it was only water. His master said that it was his fear that pulled him into the pool. So for the aggravation that your mother caused you, you gave her the scare of her life. You can call that karma.

Also don't think that the more you know and the more intelligent you are, the less fun it is to be with kids. You are just using a different part of your brain. I did not mention that Alexis is very proficient at playing many instruments and also can learn lines in a part quickly to sing and dance in a play. So imagine someone saying that they are a great brain surgeon so it was a waste of time to play music.

Now what if your mother were the savoir of the world. Would she think that she was too good to waste her time with children? Actually that happened with Jesus and his students were quickly getting rid of the children. Then Jesus said that they should stop and if they want to go to heaven, they should be like little children. Also the adults in the Yequana village never grew out of being children.

That was illustrated in this story. The villagers and Americans had to carry canoes through the jungle that is very 'stressful' work. The Americans got stressed out doing it. The natives did the same work and yet they had fun doing it and telling jokes while doing it. In fact the psychologist Dr. Wayne Dyer says that there is no stress, only stressful thoughts.

In your post, Alexis, you said that you were pressing down the glass because you were afraid of your mother. I want my kids to love me not to fear me. In fact since you are studying psychology, there is a mental disease where people will fear and love their kidnappers. Maybe it will be on your test. Wikipedia says:


Stockholm syndrome is a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity.[1] These feelings, resulting from a bond formed between captor and captives during intimate time spent together, are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims.

Here is something about children from Jean Liedloff:
It took some time before the significance of what I was looking at sank into my "civilized" mind. I had spent more than two years living in the jungles of South America with Stone Age Indians. Little boys traveled with us when we enlisted their fathers as guides and crew, and we often stayed for days or weeks in the villages of the Yequana Indians where the children played all day unsupervised by adults or adolescents. It only struck me after the fourth of my five expeditions that I had never seen a conflict either between two children or between a child and an adult. Not only did the children not hit one another, they did not even argue.
Note they are called Indians because Columbus thought that America was India, but it never was.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Many Banes of My Existence by Alexis: Peyton Place in the Great White North

The Many Banes of My Existence by Alexis: Peyton Place in the Great White North This is a great story like Dr. David Duo. A third year medical student went to sleep in the hospital lounge after working 94 hours. She was waken up and thrown out since they thought her I.D. was a fake. Then more things happen and she gets home and there is a stranger in her bed. She calls the #police and read rest. Must read!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Science Shows Best Food Groups to Eat for Health


From 5 Delicious Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Everyday.

The most important part of this very short article comes at the end of this from Michael Greger M.D. He reads every study on done on health and lifestyle so we don't have to. When you eat animals, they have to die or get hurt. When you eat plant foods, they have to die or get hurt, but the one exception is fruits. This part of the plant if not eaten comes off of the plant anyway. That is why nuts and seeds are hard fruits. There are over 10,000 edible fruits.

There are no people that eat only meat or grains or only vegetables, but there are people that only eat fruits. They are called fruitarians. The remains (feces) of paleolithic people show that they ate mostly fruits (see video). Also other foods take hours to digest whereas fruits pass through the stomach in about 15 minutes. So it takes a lot less energy to digest fruit. This is why you should eat fruit first. Now here is what Dr. Greger says (this has entire article that also talks about high blood pressure) that is so important to health that it is why I made this article.
On the other hand, eating more whole grains could save 1.7 million lives [in America]. And more vegetables could save 1.8 million lives every year. If only we ate more nuts and seeds, we’d save 2 and a half million lives. But fruit is apparently what the world needs most (they didn’t look at beans) with 4.9 million lives hanging in the balance every year. The cure is not drugs or vaccines; the cure is fruit. The #1 dietary risk factor for death in the world may be not eating enough fruit.
Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.
Ancient dietary practices based on analyzing the fiber content of fossilized human waste can give us insights for combatting the modern obesity epidemic. Isn’t that a really fascinating mechanism? All along I was thinking of fiber more from just an energy density perspective, but the appetite-suppressing hormones are a whole new frontier. That underscores the urgency of the fact that 96% of Americans don’t even reach the recommended minimum intake of fiber. This video shows that our paleo or paleolithic ancestors ate mostly fruit according to analysis of their fossilized human waste.


Coronary heart disease, our #1 cause of death, was found to be almost non-existent in a population eating a diet centered around whole plant foods. This also shows that before foods like candy bars existed they did not have tooth brushes and dental floss There were also no cavities.


See Fruits are the Best Tasting and Healthiest Foods.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Saguaro Jane's Website Wittman, AZ

The purpose of this is to make this community center accessible to the internet. This center is located at 21802 W Wilson Ave in Wittman, Arizona 85361. It is part of the Association of Arizona Food Banks. Here is their website with some Spanish. They have about 40 pounds of free food available every Thursday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM to low income families of 1 or more people. To get the above you need a card that is given out at the beginning of every year and then as new people learn about it. Even people on social security can get this.

This year (2017) cards were given out at the center for people with last names beginning with A through G on Wednesday, January 25 at 9:00 AM through 12:00 noon. Bring proof of income if you have it. For last names starting with letters H through L come to the center on Wednesday, February 1 between 9:00 AM through 12:00 noon. Each day has the same times.

For last names that begin with letters M through Q come on Wednesday, February 8 to the center. For last names that begin with letters R through V come on Wednesday, February 15. For last names that begin with letters W through Z, come on Wednesday, February 22. You should also have 2 forms of identification with one (or something else like a mailing) with your street address.

Now on the other website you will see you can come in and get mostly dry goods on every 3rd Monday of the month. You do not need a card for this. Just bring in 2 forms of identification (one with street address) every time you come. I believe there is no proof of income with this. Also on that day at the same time you can also get a big box of dry goods if you are 60 years old or older and are signed up. To get signed up see Sherri Lamb, the president of it and she will fill out a form and send it to the government. Then in about a month you will know if you were approved. Bring proof of income to Sherri.

Here is a 2011 article on them that tells a lot.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Is the Media Misleading You About Bernie Sanders


At first it was recognized that the media was ignoring Bernie Sanders. Maybe if they ignored him, people would forget about him. That did not work so now they are trying to mislead people. This is specifically talking about the Democratic Primary on March 22 with 3 states including Arizona, Idaho and Utah.

First it was saying that since Arizona is bigger than Utah and Idaho combined then if one wins Arizona then they come out ahead even if they lose the other two. That is a lie or a mispeak. What person is famous for saying that they mispoke? Trump never says that. What matters is not what states you win. What matters is the number of delegates you get. So for example if someone wins Arizona and gets one more delegate and they lose Utah and Idaho get almost none of the delegates, then they lose very big in those 3 states.

Here is an example. First articles should start out with how many delegates each candidate won. But they do not. That is too factual. They want to put their own personal spin on it. That is what is important, the spin, not the facts. So here is the example. It was big news that Clinton won Missouri. She won it so it does not matter how close it is or how many delegates they got.

So Clinton is the winner and Sanders is the loser. Now if you are going to not mention the delegates, it would be more factual to say that they tied. They do not give out fractions of a delegate. So remember Clinton won and Sanders lost. The facts are that Clinton got 49.6% of the vote and Sanders got 49.4%. Now if what counts is other things then you could say that Clinton won. So Clinton got 34 delegates and Sanders got 34 delegates. So Clinton won 34 to 34. Does that sound right to you? Does it? In other words Sanders lost 34 to 34.

Now if you look at the facts then Clinton lost in Idaho and Utah. I can't find the delegate count but Clinton got 21% in one state and 20% in the other. Now that is about one-fifth or one out of five. Now that is factual but you can say that is terrible. So what about Arizona. There was a terrible case of voter suppression. Many waited over 3 hours in line, if they have nothing they had to do. Some waited until after 12:00 AM or midnight. Then many were told they were not registered under the democratic party, even life-long democrats, so that meant they coul not vote. Some were told they were registered as Independents, Libertarian or no party. See Something Is Going Seriously Wrong at Arizona Polls Today.

They even had one lady on video who went in and asked about it and they told her the computer changed what she was registered as! Using the percentages that the candidates won and the number of delegates I figured that Sanders won from the 3 states a lot more delegates than Clinton even if you ignore the huge voter problems in Arizona. Note that the demographics say that white young people under 30 heavily favor Sanders and if you look at many lines you will see that is what the lines mostly are. See the latest on AZ lawmakers to hold special hearing on elections fiasco.

Now here is an example of an article by USA Today called Hillary Clinton wins Arizona primary, as Bernie Sanders takes Utah, Idaho. It starts with:
Hillary Clinton won the pivotal presidential contest in Arizona Tuesday, prevailing over rival Bernie Sanders in the latest in a string of primary victories for the Democratic front-runner.
Tom Gagen, a 66-year-old Independent from Scottsdale, said he voted for Clinton because of her experience.
There is no mention that the Arizona voting is under investigation.

Bernie Sanders wants 4 years of free college. Hillary Clinton wants no free college. To make our country a better place and to be more competitive in the world President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden want 2 years of free college.



At one speech Sanders was talking about free college in countries. A guy raised his hand. He said that actually in Scandinavia not only is college free but they actually pay the students to go to college!

Are you for having a military and defense, highways, roads and bridges, police, fire department, postal service, garbage disposal, social security, public schools, prison system, a government, court system, town/state run beaches and city buses? If you are, then you are a socialist! See 75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America.

This article came out after mine did-- A Dozen Reasons Sanders Voters Are Justifiably Angry at the Media Right Now.

To see me on Twitter with my 78,000 followers see https://twitter.com/whizkid7. To see Rana's Twitter that has loads of the best tweets about Bernie Sanders see https://twitter.com/GottaBernNow.

Chuck Bluestein
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Truth About Protein, Fats and Carbs

People know that by eating a high protein and low carb, low fat diet, they will lose weight. But it is not worth it. When you eat too much of carbs or fats, you store it as body fat. When you eat too much protein, where do you store it? Your body cannot store it. The body has to get rid of it. It breaks it down. People eat way too much protein. When the protein is broken down, it creates toxins and acids. The body becomes too acidic which leads to many health problems. The American Dietetic Association says that vegans [they eat no animal foods-- no meat, fish, fowl, eggs or dairy] eat twice the amount of protein that they need.
The acids cause your body to remove calcium from your bones to neutralize the acids (see bottom of article). The toxins from the breakdown of protein, attacks your arteries and can lead to high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. College textbooks on nutrition say that protein deficiency is rare in the world and does not exist in this part of the world (U.S.A.). That means that while there are millions of people starving because they are not getting enough carbs and fats, it is rare to get enough of them but not enough protein.
There is nothing magical about protein. Some people will say that some food provides whole protein, but almost all do. Protein is made up of 8 essential amino acids and that is all (now there are 9-- see below). Almost all fruits and vegetables have all 8 essential amino acids. An avocado has 4 grams of protein and 4.2 grams of fiber. Animal foods have no fiber. It is 60% fat, but this fat is anti-inflammatory. Here are the amino acids that make up the protein in an avocado:
  1. 42 mg of trytophan
  2. 133 mg of threonine
  3. 143 mg of isoleucine
  4. 247 mg of leucine
  5. 189 mg of lycine
  6. 74 mg of methionine
  7. 137 mg of phenolalanine
  8. 195 mg of valine
A cup of navy beans has 19.7 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber.  It has all 8 amino acids and the smallest amount is 233 mg of tryptophan. The above comes from the book, Nutrition Almanac, 4th Edition (1996). It says that histadine is an essential amino acid in infants and it has been added to the 8 essential ones for adults. But it was added after they tested hundreds of foods for the 8 amino acids. A potato has 4.7 grams of protein, 1.2 grams of fiber and all 8 amino acids with the lowest being 73 mg of tryptophan and methionine. Four ounces of pistachio nuts have 23.2 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, 8 amino acids with the least being 320 mg of tryptophan.
The magic is in the thousands of different phytochemicals that are in plant foods that prevent blindness, prevent cancer, prevent heart attacks and that prevent strokes. More than 900 different phytochemicals have been found in plant foods and more will be discovered. For example lycopene that makes tomatoes, grapefruit and watermelon red. Also there is lutein, resveratrol, (indole-3-carbinol), anthocyanins and many more.
Lutein and zeaxanthin, in spinach prevent blindness in old age. The John Hopkins University School of Medicine found that the sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts "may reduce the risk of cancer, a disease of many factors" according to their group, the Brassica Foundation. So they bred broccoli high in this phytochemical and patented it.
The brain needs lots of carbs. If a person does not get enough, he can get depressed. This can lead to someone killing themselves. So it is not worth it to lose some weight and end up dead. Also the brain needs plenty of carbohydrates for you to sleep well. If you are not getting enough carbs, that can make it hard to sleep leading to mental problems and even a nervous breakdown.
Of course the good carbs from foods made by nature like fruits and vegetables are good for you. The bad carbs from foods made by man are bad for you, like cookies, donuts and candy. These foods are designed to make you fat and addicted to food. The unholy grains, like wheat and rice are also bad for you. The whole grains like whole wheat, brown rice, wild rice, millet, barley, buckwheat, kamut, spelt and quinoa are good for you.
Fats are needed to lubricate the brain, arteries and skin. A lack of good fat (like omega-3) can cause you to become depressed. It can also lead to high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. Also it can cause skin problems. The bad fats are bad for you. But the good fats are good for you. Fish cannot be included as good fats since there is too much mercury in them from pollution. But you can get good fat from avocados. It is 60% fat and it is great for you. It is even anti-inflammatory which can help your joints.
When they are soft but not mushy, they are good to eat. Sometimes they have brown in them and they are not good so it is like a gamble buying them. But it is well worth it. Other good fats are olives, olive oil, canola oil, nuts and seeds. Studies with olive oil show that it helps your arteries and helps you to be thinner. Flaxseeds, walnuts and pumpkin seeds are good sources of omega --3s, a fat that people do not get enough of. President Bush takes an omega--3 supplement.
Americans eat way too much protein which is why most of them get myocardial infarctions or cerebrovascular accidents (AKA heart attacks or strokes) according to book, Fasting and Eating for Health (1995), by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Americans consume 5 times the protein they need causing 50% of them, over 65, to have hypertension (AKA high blood pressure).
Yet in some places in the world, high blood pressure is rare. The American Heart Association (www.americanheart.org) says not to have more than 6 ounces a day of meat, fish or poultry. The saturated fat in meat is also bad for you (increases cholesterol levels). So in studies, they had people switch from beef to a leaner meat like chicken. But they got more protein bite-for-bite and had no improvement in cardiovascular health. Studies show that fruits and vegetables prevent cancer. Meat causes cancer according to this big study done.
That book, Nutrition Almanac, says "A vegetarian diet full of fruits and vegetables and grains has been found to be the most helpful in lowering or eliminating high blood pressure." 40% of Americans over age 40 have high blood pressure. Kevin Trudeau says in More Natural Cures Revealed (© 2006) "The meat [beef] ...is loaded with drugs, growth hormone, as well as feces and urine.... The fact is cows are vegetarian and should not be eating the type of feed given to them. Specifically they should not be eating ground up pigs, horses, goats, and other cows, most of which were sick and diseased and not capable of butchering for human consumption."
David Williams, D.C. (Alternatives Newsletter) says that women live longer since menstruation causes them to lose iron. He cites New England Journal of Medicine (N Eng L Med 03;348 (19):1835-1837). Donating blood helps you get rid of excess iron and so does fasting. The 3 fathers of modern medicine (Hippocrates, Galen and Paracelsus) all used fasting. See this: Haemochromatosis.
Frederic Vagnini, MD, assistant clinical professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and medical director for the Heart, Diabetes and Weight -Loss Centers of New York, says (page 41 in Bottom Line Yearbook 2008), "Never take a supplement for iron without consulting your physician-- excess iron can accumulate in your major organs and cause severe damage."
Here is more information from Fasting and Eating for Health (by Joel Fuhrman M.D.). Page 39 says "Multiple studies have linked osteoporosis not to low calcium intakes, but to diets high in protein, refined sugar, caffeine, and phosphorus contained in soft drinks, all of which cause an excessive loss of calcium in the urine." [Hegsted M, Linkswiler HM. Long-term effects of level of protein intake on calcium metabolism in young adult women. Journal of Nutrition 1981;111:244-51.][Zemel MB, Schuette SA, Hegsted M, Linkswiler HM. Role of sulfer-containing amino acids in protein induced hypercalciuria (the presence of abnormally great amounts of calcium in the urine) in men. Journal of Nutrition 1981;111:545-52.]
"In fact, populations that consume the highest levels of calcium usually have the highest rates of osteoporosis-related hip fractures." [Mazess RB, Mather W. Bone mineral content of North American Eskimos. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1974;27:916-925.] "The U.S. RDA (recommended daily allowance) for protein is 44 grams for a young woman. This includes a two-fold safety factor, which doubles the minimum requirements as determined by nitrogen balance studies."
"Plant products contain an abundance of protein, without being excessive (page 40). How else can the gorilla get to be 800 pounds of muscle, eating solely fruit and leaves?"
"Numerous studies have shown that the formation of kidney stones is directly proportional (page 41) to the amount of animal protein in the diet. [Robertson WG, Peacock M, Hodgkinson A. Dietary changes and the incidence of urinary calculi in the U.K. between 1958 and 1976. Journal of Chronic Disease 1979;22:469-476.]"
"In reality, (page 95) high-protein diets are linked with the development of serious diseases including cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, renal insufficiency, and kidney stones." Vegetarian Times says "By individually tailoring nutrition plans based on a case-by-case basis, Fuhrman has treated hundreds of patients with rheumatoid arthritis successfully." The body needs vitamin D from the sun to put calcium in the bones.
"The misunderstanding of human protein requirements began 70 years ago when two scientists published the results of a study that showed that rats fed vegetable protein grew more slowly than rats fed animal protein. Today, we have to interpret this information much differently. First of all, we now know that humans and rats have different protein requirements and that people can get all the protein they need from plant sources. More important, we now have found that rats that grow and mature the quickest die earliest."
"The average American (page 96) consumes about 150 grams of protein a day-- about 5 times the amount actually needed. This excess protein, not to mention the fat that accompanies it, is extremely damaging." "Urea is one irritating substance that results from consuming excess protein." "Researchers are finding that many of these other by-products of protein digestion have a powerful toxic effect on the brain, and can cause mental fatigue and confusion as their levels rise in the body." "A crucial point to keep in mind here is that there are about 14 other toxins besides urea that are breakdown products of protein metabolism."
Steven Pratt, M.D., says in Super Foods Rx (© 2008), "Keep in mind (page 22) that eating plant protein leads to less calcium loss than animal protein, a benefit to those who are vulnerable to osteoporosis. In general, as you increase your protein intake, you increase the amount of calcium lost from your bones. The acidity that occurs with eating meat increases the calcium loss compared with plant protein."
On page 122 he says "For one thing, the more protein you take in, the more calcium you excrete in your urine, thus raising your risk for osteoporosis." "A high-protein diet is also associated with some risk for kidney damage among susceptible people."

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Best Food Group for Cardiovascular Health

Nutrition experts know that the best food group for preventing and fighting cancer are the cruciferous vegetables or cabbage family vegetables. They include cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, collard greens and others. Cancer is the second leading cause of death of Americans. But here is the latest news that I just discovered in May 2009, the same time that Microsoft came out with Windows 7. The best food group for helping with cardiovascular problems is berries.
Who says so? I do. Why do I say this? That is what this article is about. If I am wrong, then you can have fun finding the holes in my theory. The botanical definition of a berry is a simple fruit produced from a single ovary, such as a grape or a tomato. However, in everyday English, a berry is a term for any small edible fruit. So I will go by the everyday English meaning. Heart attacks and strokes are the first and third leading cause of death of Americans.

Even though we are not using the first definition, grapes have the phytochemical resveratrol in them. Tomatoes have the phytochemical lycopene in them. Both are good for cardiovascular health and for cancer protection. The first thing is the Doctrine of Signatures. This states that an herb, botanical or plant food sometimes gives a clue about what it is good for by its appearance like ginseng root looking like a human body or a walnut looking like a brain.

Berries are the color of blood. Blood that is very oxygenated is red, but blood without oxygen can appear blueish or purple. Just look at the veins of someone with varicose veins. Lycopene is the phytochemicial in many foods that make them red. One newer red berry that is great for cardiovascular health is goji berries. Here is what webmd.com says about goji berries:
"Research shows that eating berries -- like blueberries, acai berries, cranberries, strawberries, and cherries -- offers some definite health benefits. Berries like the goji berry are filled with powerful antioxidants and other compounds that may help prevent cancer and other illnesses, including heart disease."


Strawberries are said to help lower high blood pressure (hypertension) See study done by clicking on the following link. Another good example of the Doctrine of Signatures is the strawberry. It is red and is shaped like a heart. Note that berries have different anthocyans (a group of phytochemicals) that strengthens the inner lining of the arteries.  Common problems with arteries include angina, congestive heart failure, intermittent claudication, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), strokes and heart attacks. The above website says:
"A recent study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health found that participants eating the most strawberries had the lowest blood levels of C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation in the blood vessels, and slightly lower cholesterol levels than those who consumed fewer strawberries. Another study found that strawberry eaters have lower blood pressure than non-strawberry eaters. Further, strawberries are a good source of potassium, which helps regulate electrolytes in the body, lowering the risk of heart attack and stroke. Strawberries' folate, fiber, and vitamin C also provide heart-protective benefits."

Superfoods Rx (2008) by Steven Pratt, M.D. says (p 28) "The anthocyans also work synergistically with vitamin C and other key antioxidants. They strengthen the capillary (tiny blood vessel) system by promoting the production of quality collagen-- the building block of tissues. This important subclass of flavonoids also promotes vasodilation (widening of arteries) and has an inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation-- an aspirin-like effect on blood clot formation." Please note that aspirin are drugs and berries are foods.
Studies show that anthocyanins can help prevent blood clots, improve blood circulation, relax blood vessels, and prevent arthrosclerosis. But scientists have also uncovered a whole host of other powerful effects from anthocyanins, including antiviral and antiallergenic properties. Some research even suggests that anthocyanins can prevent cancer, by blocking carcinogenesis on a molecular level and encouraging tumor cell death.
Webmd.com says "Anthocyanins are responsible for the red, purple, and blue hues in many fruits, vegetables, and flowers." " Anthocyanins and flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that help defend the body against life's stressors. They also play a role in the body's cell protection system. Free radicals are harmful byproducts produced by the body. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants may interfere with aging and the disease process by neutralizing free radicals. By lessening the destructive power of free radicals, antioxidants may help reduce the risk of some diseases, such as heart disease and cancer."
If you look these things up, you will see that they are also effective for preventing cancer. A recent study from the University of Michigan reveals that new evidence links cherries (a red berry) to heart health benefits. The study found that a cherry enriched diet lowered total weight, body fat (especially the important belly fat), inflammation and cholesterol-- all risk factors associated with heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, being overweight or obese, in particular when the weight is concentrated in the middle, is a major risk factor for heart disease.
There are other red berries like cranberries and then there are the other darker color berries. Some that have attracted a lot of attention for health benefits are acai berries, yumberries and aronia berries that are said to improve circulation and strengthen blood vessels. Here is what the above website says about acai berries "Studies show that anthocyanins can help prevent blood clots, improve blood circulation, relax blood vessels, and prevent arthrosclerosis." Mayoclinic.com says "Acai berries are a good source of antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats."
If you are acting too immature, then you can take elderberries to help you act older, like your elders. Actually elderberry juice is known to lower cholesterol levels and reduce bad cholesterol. This can be highly beneficial in preventing the various heart related disorders. Bilberries are great for night vision. There is a red berry that is great for cardiovascular health. But I have not seen it sold as a berry. I have only seen it sold in capsules or as a tea. Herbalists know that it is the best herb for heart health or cardiovascular health. It is the red hawthorn berry.


Prescription for Herbal Health (2002) by Phyllis Balch says " A large body of scientific research has shown that the fruit, leaves and flowers of various hawthorn species dilate the blood vessels, lower blood pressure and dissolve cholesterol. Hawthorn fights atherosclerosis, in which cholesterol forms plaques on blood-vessel walls. in two ways." It increases the rate that the liver converts bad LDL cholesterol into good HDL cholesterol. It "also fights atherosclerosis by providing antioxidants, which prevent plaque formation." 

Here is more information I came across on bilberries. It says that it is a vasodilater. This means that it widens the blood vessels so the blood pressure is lower. Bilberry is a rich source of anthocyanidins, which gives it the unique ability to stabilize and protect collagen stores. This helps it to prevent capillary leakage and hemorrhage. Bilberry is currently being used to treat vascular and blood disorders, and is a main ingredient in the treatment of many visual problems. It has even been proven effective for varicose veins, thrombosis, diabetes, macular degeneration, and angina.
Due to its rich amounts of anthocyanosides, bilberry is an extremely valuable treatment for a variety of disorders in which leaky veins cause tissue damage. Containing over 15 different anthocyanosides, bilberry protects the veins and arteries, as it boosts a great deal of physiological processes that results in the improved integrity of capillary walls. Additionally, anthocyanosides prevent platelets from sticking to the walls of vessels, which helps to prevent the formation of blood clots.
Acerola cherries also contain anthocyans like other berries, but also contains many times more vitamin C than oranges. Vitamin C is very good for heart and cardiovascular health. A website says that acerola cherries helps high blood pressure, protects against blood clotting and bruising, aids collagen formation and helps to prevent arthrosclerosis. I have never seen them sold, but they are an ingredient in some supplements and juices. Another website says that the acerola cherry promotes healthy capillary function. 
I love blueberries and I just found some great news about the humble blueberry. In commercial blueberry production, smaller species are known as "lowbush blueberries" (synonymous with "wild"), and the larger species as "highbush blueberries". Animal trials were conducted by Marva Sweeney Nixon and her team of researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island, PEI, Canada. They indicate that the consumption of wild blueberries offers protection to the brain against damage from ischemic stroke. Over 95% of people have the ischemic stroke (blocked artery) instead of the hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding artery).
Nutritional Neuroscience. 2002; 5(6): 427-431

New research by Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, Ph.D., and her team of researchers at the University of Maine, Orono, concludes that a diet of wild blueberries may reduce risk from cardiovascular disease (CVD). These findings also suggest that consuming of wild blueberries could help regulate blood pressure and combat atherosclerosis. Studies show that they have the potential to decrease the vulnerability of heart blood vessels to oxidative stress and inflammation in animal models.
Journal of Medicinal Food, 2009; Feb; 12 (1): 21-8
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The latest information shows that the anthocyanins in berries can protect people from Parkinson's disease. Study author and American Academy of Neurology member Xiang Gao, of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said that berries can increase dopamine levels, which affect brain processes that control movement, emotional response and the ability to experience pleasure and pain.

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