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The science of nutritional foods for health and other wellness information about Cardiovascular diseases and Cancers

Benigno Villalon

Benigno Villalon, Speaker at Keynote Speaker for Plant Biology Conferences 2022 - Benigno Villalon
Texas A & M University, United States
Title : The science of nutritional foods for health and other wellness information about Cardiovascular diseases and Cancers


The USA wastes over $3.5 trillion trying to keep its sick citizens from dying, but they still die too soon. The obesity and diabetes rates in our country have reached tsunamic proportions. A weak immune system results in many human diseases (heart, hypertension, high blood sugar, obesity, diabetes, pancreas, liver, kidney failures, dementia and cancers). The metabolic syndrome can be the result of several inflammatory factors such as high triglycerides, low HDL, high number of small LDL particles (cholesterol carriers) and excess sugars, these things lead to disease. Abundant scientific evidence shows that we can maintain a healthy longevity by following simple lifestyle rules of prevention. This requires a dramatic lifestyle change including daily exercise to strengthen all organs (muscles, stimulate the brain) and reduce the metabolic syndrome by at least 80 % (Katz).

Food is the most important medicine in the world. Conversely, food is the most important poison in the world. Two main sources of food are animals and plants. Animal food (grass fed non-processed meats) provides good proteins, saturated fats, essential minerals and vitamins (not found in plants), and some carbohydrates. Good scientific evidence proves adequate cholesterol and animal saturated fats do not cause cardiovascular diseases (Kresser). Fresh unprocessed plant food provides good proteins, mono and polyunsaturated vegetable fats (i.e., avocados, nuts, olive and coconut oils, etc.), also essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and mainly low glycemic index carbohydrates and high fiber. Good fresh vegetables include peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, legumes, all greens, include kale, spinach, (dressing = olive oil & apple cider vinegar), spices, etc. Both food sources provide enough essential nutrients and powerful heart healthy antioxidants. Science indicates 80% of vegans might have nutritional deficiencies in certain vitamins, minerals, etc. found only in animal foods. Beware of artificial supplements. One should limit to no consumption of processed polyunsaturated vegetables oils (trans fatty acids) as they may increase triglycerides, and omeg-6 fatty acids. These saturated fats (oils) include canola seed; corn seed; cottonseed; safflower seed; soybean seed; and sunflower seed. Reduce or eliminate these oils (trans fatty acids) that may be toxic (Mercola). Food is digested down to three main macromolecules: proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. A perfectly balanced meal should contain the right proportions of these macromolecules in groups. A group collectively could be 9g protein, 7g fat, 1.5g carbohydrates for every meal. The average number of groups may be three to four per meal.  No two human lifestyles are alike.

All foods contain carbohydrates. There are some 250 different kinds of sugars.  There is no such thing as sugarless or sugar free foods (Lustig). Excess sugars turn into fat and negatively impact all body organs, leading to fatty liver, cirrhosis, and cancers. Sugars force the pancreas to produce insulin, insulin in right amounts is required for glucose cell absorption, for body energy, excess glucose leads to insulin resistance and type two diabetes (T2D). T2D is manmade and might be completely reversed without drugs and by reducing sugar intake. One should reduce or eliminate high glycemic desserts (pies, cookies, candy, cakes, ice cream, jellies, alcohols) and artificial sweeteners.  Glucose in proper proportion is the most important energy source for a healthy body.

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic autoimmune disorder characterized by destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic β cells (any age).  You might need insulin injections daily.  Autoimmune disorders produce antibodies that also attack many body organs, i.e., lupus, MS, Psoriasis, etc. Fructose goes straight to the liver, is toxic, stores fat, and leads to (fatty liver), cirrhosis and cancers. All fruits contain fructose, fiber may slow these processes, but it still is fructose. Reduce or eliminate high fructose corn syrup (Lustig).

Cancers may not be prevented however, new genetic immunotherapy, CAR-T cell and other new procedures are dramatically eliminating many kinds of cancers successfully (Allison).


Dr. Villalon, a full Professor and a senior resident research scientist at the Texas A&M University Research and Extension Center in Weslaco, Texas has authored over seventy-five scientific, refereed journal publications related to his pathology and breeding achievements. Ben’s professional affiliations include the American Phytological Society with associate membership in the U.S. Southern, Mexican and Carribbean Divisions; the American Society for Horticultural Science; the Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society (past president and secretary); Texas Association of Plant Pathologists and Nematologists and Gamma Sigma Delta Agricultural Honor Society. Dr. Villalon has served as a member of the Texas A&M University Graduate Faculty and has participated on fifteen different graduate student committees at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels.

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