Alpha Education Book Titles 2014
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Fruits, Vegetables and Alpha Education are
A Book about Food Chemistry, Quality & Safety
This book describes some of the more important and more interesting features of food chemistry and develops a perspective on the healthier food choices included in the Alpha Nutrition Program. Food chemistry is complex and involves both chemicals intrinsic to food and chemicals added to and contaminating food. The food supply in any region of the world involves sampling the chemistry of the agricultural environment. In the good old days, food originated close to home and consumers sampled the local environment. Now food is shipped all over the world. Consumers sample exotic environments with no knowledge of the sources.
There are many complicated issues influencing proper food selection. Food choices have been changing rapidly and will continue to change for personal health reasons, but also in the next decades, we will change collectively. Some changes will be voluntarily and others will well be imposed on us by shifting economics, political upheavals, climate changes, population growth, and crop failures. Food choices in affluent countries already involve new and unusual combinations of food chemistry that has never been experienced before in the history of life on earth.
Thousands of new chemicals have entered the food chain as additives and contaminants. Immune-mediated (allergic) diseases are increasing and create expensive, chronic and debilitating illnesses. Each person interacts with food, home and work environments that determine his or her biological fate. In industrialized countries, the microenvironment of each person is controlled by human constructions and is generally polluted by toxic substances. The extent of this chemical contamination is seldom measured and the effects are poorly understood. As environmental problems multiply, new ill-defined illnesses will increase.
If your premise is that foods in common uses are good foods, healthy for everyone to eat, you will be disappointed. On the other had, if you premise is that foods are too dangerous to eat; you will lead an unhappy and malnourished life. A balanced point of view is developed in the Alpha Nutrition Program. The most reliable rule is that people should eat plant foods that have been in common use for centuries. Vegetables and fruits provide good nutrition and have additional benefits. Non-nutrient chemicals in plants can add unexpected benefits when included in the diet. These non-nutrient substances are now referred to as "phytochemicals" which just means, "plant chemicals".
2014 edition Author Stephen J. Gislason MD
Table of Contents
Classification of Food Components
Alpha Nutrition Program Food Choices
Program Food Exclusions
Catechins, Gallic Acids
Lipoic Acid and Ubiquinone
Grapefruit Factor X
Nitrates and nitrites
Negative Chemicals in Food
Garlic and Onions
Nutmeg, Drugs in Spices
Hot Spices, Peppers
Herbs and Teas
Proteins and Amino Acids
Immune-Mediated Protein Diseases
Distribution of Antigen
Cow’s Milk Proteins
Jacob Creuzfelt Disease and Mad Cows:
Non-Nutrient Amino Acids
Cycad Beans and Lytico-Bodig
Peptides Derived From Food Proteins
Beer and Ale
Metabolism of Ethanol
The Negative Effects of ABs
Toxicity to Digestive Organs
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Nucleotides and Gout
Escherichia coli O157:H7
Fungi in Food
Atlantic Mussels and Memory Loss
Abstracts from the Literature
How aspartame prevents the toxicity of ochratoxin
Ochratoxin A and prevention by aspartame
Aspartame: scientific evaluation
Neonatal exposure of male rats to estrogens
Goitrogenic and estrogenic activity of soy isoflavones.
Effects of soy phytoestrogens on breast cancer
Uterine Adenocarcinoma… Genistein
Neurobehavioral actions of isoflavonoids
Experimental colon cancer… genistein.
Fusarium …western Canadian wheat.
Tofu with late life cognitive impairment and dementia
Soya protein on the menstrual cycle
Infants & estrogens from soya infant formula
Anti-thyroid isoflavones from soyabean:
Grapefruit juice: potential drug interactions
Alpha Nutrition Nutrient Formulas
Alpha Nutrition Program
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