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  2. Class 318 | Garden Confetti Bread Cooking Demonstration
  3. Class #317 | Walipini Field Trip, Watermellon Harvesting, and Seed Saving
  4. Class #316 | Seven-Day Sauerkraut: Preserve Your Harvest with Small Batch Fermentation
  5. Class #315 | 12 - Steps To Improve Your Metabolism
  6. Class #314 | Veg-it-Up with Zucchini and The 50/50 Bowl Balance
  7. Class #313 | Master Fasting - A Transitional Approach For Maximum Benefits
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  11. Class #309 - Get Excited and Get It Done
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  16. Class #304 - Personal Weight Loss Consultation
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  18. Class #302 - Lifeline Recipe Good & Bad Actions Produce Results
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  21. Class #299 | Making Organic Soymilk & Yogurt
  22. Class #298 | Stress Elimination Challenge
  23. Class #297 - Fall Harvest and Winter Food Storage
  24. Class #296 | Incorporating Dried Herbs for Flavor & Protection Incorporating Dried Herbs for Flavor and Protection and Tips to Resolve Binge Eating Cycles
  25. Class #295 | 48-Hour Fast: Day Two
  26. Class #294 | 48-Hour Fast: Day One Support
  27. Class #293 | 48-Hour Fast: Plan & Prep Guide
  28. Class #292 | Travel - Manifest - Peach Buckle
  29. Class #291 | July Garden Tour : Learn as we GROW with community support
  30. Class #290 | Fitness Support: High-Energy Fuel, Build Muscle, & Get Shredded Fast
  31. Class #289 | You Are Not a Victim of Osteoporosis - It's Reversible & Preventable
  32. Class #288 – Socializing & PD Living – a “This Is How We Do It” live broadcast
  33. Class #287 | Achieving A Pro Mindset
  34. Class #286 - Our New Workplace for Wellness
  35. Class #285 Protective Kimchi 101
  36. Class #284 – House Hunting Travel Meals & a Personal Jump Start with Bill
  37. Class #283 - Melt & Bake Cheeze Pro Tips
  38. Class #282 | Become Vanilla Rich with Bean Saving Bonus Batches
  39. Class #281 | Making Perfect Yogurt and Including Soy On An Anti-Angiogenic Diet to Prevent Cancer
  40. Class #280 | Corn Crisps, PD Success, & The 50/50 Plate Practice
  41. Class #279 | Nutty Butter & The Noodle Bowl
  42. Class #278 | Winter 2020 - Fresh Produce Restock and Enjoying Indian Food
  43. Class #277 Holiday Special – Gingerbread Cookies & Sugar-Free Royal Icing
  44. Class #276 Mastering PD Cooking Techniques featuring Plant-Based Stroganoff
  45. Class #275 Thanksgiving Preparation Tips & Eliminating Social Media Conflict
  46. Class #274 - Road Trip Travel
  47. Class #273 - Mexican Sweet Corn Cakes, Red Lentil Chili & Apple Pie Filling
  48. Class #272 - Allergies and the Microbiome
  49. Class #271 - You Can’t Outrun an Unhealthy Diet
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  54. Class #266 - Homemade Tortillas & Pro Tips for Perfect Chips
  55. Class #265 - What's Your Food Mood
  56. Class #264 – Two Years Day Fasting on a Protective Diet
  57. Class #263 – Bag of Questions
  58. Class #262 - Rebuilding Our Immune System is our Social Responsibility
  59. Class #261 - Eliminate Produce Waste & Shopping Trips
  60. Free Class #260 - Day One On a Protective Diet
  61. Class #259 - Oil-Free Garlic Naan in my Workplace for Wellness
  62. Class #258 - Pandemic Pantry
  63. Class #257 – How the Gut Microbiota Influences Our Behavior & Controls Our Wellbeing
  64. Class #256 – Cornflakes & Cholesterol
  65. Class #255 – Baking Bread & Following Through on a Protective Diet
  66. Class #254 - Taquitos & Living In the Moment to Reduce Stress
  67. Class #253 – Benefits of Nutritional Yeast and Making Cheez-It Crackers
  68. Class #252 - Making MoJos - New Year New You
  69. PD-Ed Class #251 - Nice Cream Sandwiches & Building a Strong Immune System
  70. Class #250 – Instant Vanilla Extract
  71. Class #249 – Paralyzed By Stress
  72. Class #248 – Self Awareness Training – Not Hungry, but I’m Eating
  73. Class #247 – Intro to Indian
  74. Class #246 – The Instant Pot Advantage: Pro Tips, Tricks & Accessories
  75. Class #245 – Promoting Autophagy While We Eat, Sleep And Play
  76. Class #244 – Back To The Basics 2019
  77. Class #243 – Health Benefits of Spicy Food
  78. Class #242 – Tips From The Pros Weekend
  79. Class #241 – Increase Protective Lycopene with Fermented Salsa
  80. Class #240 – All Natural Beauty
  81. Class #239 – Tweak Your Physique
  82. Class #238 – Protective Beverages
  83. Class #237 – What I Eat In A Day Spring 2019
  84. Class #236 – Weeknight Setup SUS
  85. Class #235 – The Benefits of Sulforaphane & Co-Cooking Egg Rolls
  86. Class #234 – Know Your Fast Five
  87. Class #233 – Biology of Burning Body Fat
  88. Class #232 – Fermentation Techniques & Tools Part 3 – Probiotic Pickles
  89. Class #231 – Enjoying Fermented Food featuring The Pro Bowl
  90. Class #230 – Fermentation Techniques & Tools Part 2 – Dry Brining & Blending Fermented Hot Sauce
  91. Class #229 – Fermentation Techniques & Tools Part 1 – Water Brining
  92. Class #228 - Benefits of Fermented Food
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  98. Class #222 – Pep Talk with Mexican Pizza Shortcut Techniques
  99. Class #221 – Day Fast and Feast
  100. Class #220 – Day Fast & Feast Guide
  101. Class #219 - Day Fasting on a Plant Based Diet
  102. Class #218 - The Hideous Truth of Opioid Addiction
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  113. Class # 207 - The Need To Feed
  114. Class #206 - Tea Ritual & Spices for Protection
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  116. Class # 204 - Body Management & Understanding Cancer
  117. Size 22 to a Size 2
  118. Class #203 - Workplace For Wellness - Glazed Cinnamon Rolls
  119. Class #202 - PD Progress Challenge & Favorite Fries Cooking Technique
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  121. Class #200 - Stop The Snacks Challenge
  122. Class #199 - Organic Co-Op Shopping Tour
  123. Class #198 - Grocery Store Restock
  124. Class #197 - Costco Run
  125. Class #196 - International Market Tour
  126. Class #195 - Navigating Holiday Dinners
  127. Class #194 - Co-Cooking Cherry Cheeze Danish
  128. Class #193 - Co-Cooking A Taste of Thanksgiving
  129. Class #192 - Co-Cooking Sauerkraut
  130. Class #191 - Healthy Halloween Treats & Co-Cooking
  131. Class #190 - Cancer & Angiogenesis Inhibitors
  132. Class #189 - Co-Cooking Egg-less Omelet
  133. Class #188 - Co-Cooking Apple Fritter Cake
  134. Class #187 - The PD Groove
  135. Class #186 - Co-cooking Flatbread Pizza
  136. Class #185 - Picnic with Julie Marie
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  139. Class #182 - A Summer Day Eating PD
  140. Class #181 - Keep It Out & Keep It Off
  141. Class #180 - Co-cooking Italian "Sausage" and Sweet Peppers
  142. Class #179 - Weekend of Wellness
  143. Class #178 - All Natural Cleaning
  144. Class #177 - Annual Halftime Checkin
  145. Class #176 - PD Picnic Packing
  146. Class #175 - Mastering Oil-free Grilled Pizza
  147. Class #174 - Downsizing Daily Salads
  148. Class #173 - Fat-Free Salad Dressing 101
  149. Class #172 - Falafel Party & Protective Spices
  150. Class #171 - The Burden Of Thin
  151. Class #170 - Slimming Down With Biscuits & Gravy
  152. Class #169 - Cutting Ripe Jackfruit & Cultural Adventure At International Markets
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  156. Class #165 - Rolling Sushi & Gimbop
  157. Class #164 - Eliminate, Heal and Achieve Optimal Health
  158. Class #163 - Handicapping The Binge
  159. Class #162 - Emergency Hospital Prep
  160. Class #161 - Tips For Limiting Stress In Challenging Times
  161. Class #160 - Feeling Anxious About Greens
  162. Class #159 - Sweet Action Saturday
  163. Class #158 - Be The Boss Of Your Body
  164. Class #157 - Preparing To Be Away
  165. Class #156 - Calendar of Achievements
  166. Class #155 - Cancer Prevention & Regression on a Protective Diet
  167. Class #154 – Daily Application
  168. Class #153 - Essential Oil Basics: Topical Applications, Oral Dosing & Diffusing
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  170. Class #151 - Hosting House Guests Protective Diet Style
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  175. Class #146 - Video Coaching Hour
  176. Class #145 - Cutting Food Costs & Improving Food Quality
  177. Class #144 - Mastering Mindful Eating Part 2: Following Through
  178. Class #143 - Mastering Mindful Eating Part 1: 21 Meal Challenge
  179. Class #142 - Video Coaching Hour
  180. Waking Up In America radio interview
  181. Class #141 - Maintaining A Healthy Weight & Vitality
  182. Class #140 - Video Coaching Hour
  183. Class #139 - Satisfying Salads - Building a Salad with Flavor, Texture and Nutrition
  184. Class #138 – Oil-Free Grilling Techniques Part 3 - Potatoes and Beets
  185. Class #137 – Oil-Free Grilling Techniques Part 2 Pizza 101 Grilled & Baked
  186. Class #136 - Oil-Free Grilling Techniques Part 1
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  188. Class #134 - Tea Party Sipping on Liquid Antioxidants
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  190. Class #132 - Making Cutlets
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  194. Class #128 - Vitamins, Sunscreen and How They Work
  195. Class #127 – Kitchen Tools – Efficiency & Fun
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  199. Class #123 - Set It & Forget It Meals
  200. Class #122 - Freedom To Succeed
  201. Class #121 - Enjoying Cruciferous Vegetables
  202. Class #120 - Seven Steps to Overcoming Self Doubt
  203. Class #119 - Chili Cook-Off on Game-Day
  204. Class #118 - SUS - Set-Up For Success
  205. Class #117 - Fresh Restock
  206. Class #116 - Becoming A Plant-Based Chef/No Experience Necessary
  207. Class #115 - Rice Dishes From Around the World
  208. Class #114 - Kicking off the New Year
  209. Class #113 - Authentic Salsa
  210. Class #112 - Daily Spa Rituals
  211. Class #111 - Coffee and Diet Soda
  212. Class #110 - PD Holiday Mock-Tail Party
  213. Class #109 - Protection For Our Planet
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  215. Class #107 - ProtectiveDiet.com User Guide
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  217. Class #105 - Commitment Class Kick Off
  218. Class #104 - KP Duty
  219. Class #103 - Learn Tips From A Minimalist
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  232. Class #090 - Pizza Party
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  234. Class #088 - Summer Holidays Protective Diet Style
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  236. Class #086 - Sugar In Health Food Camouflage
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  244. Class #078 - Checkup Follow up visit
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  248. Class #074 - Oven Tips and Tricks
  249. Class #073 - Super Tasters and Taste Bud Evolution
  250. Class #072 - The PD-Practice Check-Up
  251. Class #071 - The power of the imagination
  252. Class #070 - Eliminating Doubt
  253. Class #069 - Entertaining with a Protective Diet Style Dinner Party
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  255. Class #067 - The Practice Of Gratitude
  256. Class #066 - Checking Into Your Healthy Life
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  258. Class #064 - Secure Your Own Mask First
  259. Class #063 - Stove Top Tips & Tricks
  260. Class #062 - New Year! New Resolution
  261. Class #061 - Enjoying Your Journey to Goal
  262. Class #060 - Simple Meal Planning
  263. Class #059 - Encouraging and Coaching
  264. Class #058 - Improving Knife Skills
  265. Class #057 - Optimal Outlook
  266. Class #056 - Protective Diet & The Holidays
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  268. Class #054 - Excuses Are Just Excuses
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  270. Class #052 - Microwave...Yea or Nay
  271. Class #051 - We're Talking Tofu
  272. Class #050 - Let’s Talk & Cook Potatoes
  273. Class #048 - Greens and their importance in a Protective Diet
  274. Class #047 - Chopping, dicing, slicing and shredding
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  277. Class #044 - Fundamentals
  278. Class #043 - Are some grains better than others?
  279. Class #042 - Protection For Human Health, The Animals & Planet Earth
  280. Class #041 - Veggie Gardens, Growing Potted Herbs or Sprouting
  281. Class #040 - Recipes for Success
  282. Class #039 - Lunch Packing
  283. Class #038 - Cooking with Kids
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  287. Class #034 – Stocking Your Kitchen For Efficiency and Savings Part 3 – Refrigerator and Freezer Staples
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  293. Class #028 - Inner Child Frame of Mind
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  297. Bonus - Grocery Store Tour of Costco
  298. Class #025 - Accepting and Loving The New Healthy You
  299. Class #023 - Remembering the Reasons You Began this Journey to Optimal Health
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  305. Class #017 - How to travel on a Protective Diet
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Class #257 – How the Gut Microbiota Influences Our Behavior & Controls Our Wellbeing

Julie Marie March 10, 2020

Protective Diet Class #257 Notes:

How the Gut Microbiota Influences Our Behavior & Controls Our Wellbeing

This class covers how the gut microbiota controls our physical and mental wellbeing. Learn how to build a robust immune system and efficient metabolism by promoting a diverse resident microbiota with the long term practice of a Protective Diet and lifestyle.

Announcements

Vocabulary

Gut MicrobiomeHealthy Gut BacteriaShort-Chained Fatty Acids (SCFAs)Diversity
EndotheliumHurtful Gut BacteriaNeurotransmitterPlant Fiber

Action Steps for Healthy Microbes that Work for YOU

  • Understand the Extent of the Microbiome’s Influence on Your Daily Life
  • The influence of our microbiome on our daily quality of life is so extensive it is referred to as a supporting organ.
  • We cannot change our genes, but we can manipulate our microbiome to work for us by promoting beneficial microbes.
  • Making long term changes in diet and lifestyle in order to populate and protect a thriving, healthy microbiome is worth it.
Our resident microbes are a bustling colony of 100 trillion microbes. We are 10 microbes for every human cell. The microbes include thousands of species of bacteria, viruses, yeast and fungus that may be helpful or harmful. Each person begins life with a unique microbial demographic composition, which can be changed through diet and lifestyle choices. The Microbiome Controls Our Wellbeing Through Several Key Functions
Good microbes use digestive enzymes to break down plant fiber. The ability to digest fiber improves with a healthy gut microbia. This fermentation process produces short-chained fatty acids (SCFAs) that are used in a host of important ways.     DigestionHealthy microbes produce essential nutrients: Vitamin K & K2 B Vitamins—riboflavin, thiamin, folate, B12 and Vitamin A. Healthy microbes increase absorption of essential minerals like calcium & iron for healthy bones, muscles & blood.     Vitamin Synthesis and AbsorptionMicrobes that produce SCFAs boost metabolism, produce satiety hormones and reduce hunger, extract more nutrition from food and prevent fat storage. Obesity is linked to a decrease in healthy microbes.     MetabolismFood cravings are controlled by our resident bacteria. The foods you crave indicate the composition of your microbiome. A diet of fats, sugars, animal products & food additives populates bad bacteria, which demand a steady supply of those foods by sending cravings to the brain. Conversely, good microbes cause excitement around eating healthy foods.   Dietary PreferencesBeneficial microbes produce SCFAs which are used to repair and protect against epithelial injury. Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are linked to inflammation & bad bacteria promoting bad foods that lead to poor blood flow to the brain.   Inflammatory ResponseGood microbes are constantly fighting off bad microbes. Promoting a healthy, thriving microbiome population in our gut, mouth, eyes, and on our skin provides a protective barrier against a pathogen invasion, diseases, colds and viruses.     ImmunityBeneficial microbes respond to good food and lifestyle choices by releasing happy neurotransmitters, governing our feelings of wellness, energy & excitement. A bad diet supports a thriving population of bad microbes, which leads to higher rates of depression. Mental illness is linked to poor gut health.     Behavior and Mood
  • Notice Indications of Your Gut Microbiome Composition
Bad Guys Thriving – Feelings of excitement when you look at, think about, prepare    or eat foods full of fat, sugar, animal products & additives. – Difficulty giving up off-plan foods during the 30-day detox. – Out of control cravings for steak, cheese, etc. – The need to eat or snack constantly. No satiety. More hunger. – Low iron, calcium absorption/inflammation/get sick often.Good Guys Thriving – Feelings of excitement when you look at, think about, prepare    or eat fiber-rich plant foods such as kale and brown rice. – No desire for off-plan foods. Every bite is healthy and delicious. – Not driven by uncontrollable cravings. Crave healthy foods. – Greater satiety. No need for constant snacking. Less hunger. – Skipping meals, delaying meals or day fasting is easy.
  • Manage Your Microbes to Work for You
  • Science has proven that we can improve our microbiome with long-term diet and lifestyle changes.
  • What we eat is 5x more important than the DNA we were born with when it comes to the health of our microbiome.
  • The healthiest microbiome is one that is resilient and diversified with a variety of good microbial species.
  • Good “bugs” are resilient, protective, and easy to populate and support with a diverse, high-fiber, Protective Diet.
  • Bad “bugs” need unhealthy food to survive. They are not resilient and die quickly without a constant feeding of bad foods.
  • We want to populate with good flora so we are more inclined to choose healthy foods that feed those flora.

Increase Dietary Diversity–Increase produce and grain diversity for a broader, more resilient, diverse microbial population. Have something different each day and a variety of plant foods within each day. Each fruit, vegetable, grain or bean brings different microbes. Don’t just eat the same on-plan foods daily. Buy a different lettuce each week for different microbes.

Fiber—Eat fiber. It is fuel for the microbiome, which digests the fiber and produces protective short-chained fatty acids.

Include Fermented Foods–Probiotics (for life) in fermented foods promote living organisms. They are already loaded with healthy flora and when we take them in, they produce more healthy flora. They are also high in fiber. Yogurt is fermented.

Capsaicin—The heat of jalapenos, spicy chilies, cayenne pepper excites and promotes healthy microbes.

Catechins in tea increase lactobacillus and other probiotics; cacao limits pathogens; berries weaken salmonella.

Brown RiceBrown rice and whole grain pasta have fiber, unlike white rice and white pasta. If you are just getting started, use white rice/pasta and increase fiber using fruits and vegetables. You will start craving higher fiber foods like brown rice.

Caraway Coffee—Caraway is correlated with gut microbiome ability to boost metabolism and burn fat.

Exposure Therapy–As the health of your microbes improves and you cultivate a healthy population, tastes will change and microbes will communicate excitement. Your taste will have a new normal. Take note of mood boosting foods and recipes.

Avoid Hyper-Cleanliness and Antibiotics–Healthy microbes populate our skin. Use regular soap, not anti-bacterial soap, to wash your hands. Julie uses Dr. Bronners Castile Soap. Avoid hand sanitizers. Bacteria extinction leads to disease.

Avoid Alcohol and Reduce Stress–Stress causes a decrease of lactobacillus and healthy gut microbial profiles.

Caloric Restriction–Excess calories decreases healthy flora. Don’t restrict. Restriction is not sustainable = bingeing. Find your sweet spot. Eat enough to support your energy needs and achieve satisfaction. Day fasting eliminates feelings of restriction.

Cooking Tips

Student Q&A

Q: Do studies say how long it takes to convert the microbiome from bad to good? (22:00)

Q: Where are most neurotransmitters produced? (27:20)

Q: What symptoms of depression do depressed mice exhibit? (27:48)

Encouragement

  • The longer you eat a 100% Protective Diet, the easier it is to stay on plan and the more excitement you feel around healthy food because your good microbes are populated and thriving. This is another heavy duty reason to practice 100% fulltime long-term.
  • The best defense to prevent a pathogen invasion or the transfer of bad bacteria from bad food, other people, animals and the environment is a healthy microbe population. Take good care of your microbiome and it will take care of you.

“We give our microbes shelter and food, and they work for us. When yours are working for YOU, it will surprise you how good ‘healthy’ can taste without fat or sugar. Give yourself the chance to populate a healthy, thriving gut flora.”

Recommended Recipes

Asian Style KaleJerry’s Organic Plant Based YogurtBlue ChaiNo-Knead Brine Bread
Probiotic Pepper SauceBroccoli in Garlic SauceAfrican RedTuber Tonic

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    This class covers how the gut microbiota controls our physical and mental wellbeing. Learn how to build a robust immune system and efficient metabolism by promoting a diverse resident microbiota with the long term practice of a Protective Diet and lifestyle.

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