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6
Aug

Milk the worst food!

Why is milk the worst type of food?. These are the reasons why…..

  • There is no other food as DIFFICULT to DIGEST as milk!!. Why?… 80% of the protein found in milk, is Casein. Once it enters the stomach, it clumps together, making it very difficult to digest. 
  • Another reason, is because of the process of HOMOGENIZATION, by which the fat content in the milk is equalized , by stirring it. When milk is stirred, air gets mixed in, turning the fat content of milk, into an oxidized fatty substance or hydrogenated fat. Therefore homogenized milk produces FREE RADICALS , which damages the body.
  • Milk is also PASTEURIZED at high temperatures (100◦C), which DESTROY the ENZYMES. Life can’t be sustained with foods that do not have enzymes. Therefore,  MILK IS DEAD FOOD!!. For example, a calf will die in 4 -5 days, if you feed it milk, sold in stores. In fact, no animals drink milk after becoming an adult. 

Only humans deliberately take another species’ milk, oxidize it and drink it!. 

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26
Jul

IS HIGH PROTEIN DIETS HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH?

YES, it certainly is!!

Here are 10 reasons why:

  • Toxins from meat, breed cancer cells. The toxic byproducts of excessive protein and animal fat digestion, can damage the DNA, making the cells cancerous. The front line defense of the body (white cells and lymphocytes) are damaged, which results in infection and the appearance of cancerous cells.
  • Excessive intake of protein, causes calcium deficiency and osteoporosis. With excess protein consumption, the blood becomes acidic, requiring calcium to neutralize it, which results in loss of calcium. The phosphorus level in meat is very high, which will cause the body to draw calcium from the bones and teeth, to maintain the balance between calcium and phosphorus (1:1 and 1:2). This is why people from countries, with diets rich in animal proteins, suffer from osteoporosis.
  • Protein causes allergic reactions. Undigested proteins enter the blood, through the wall of the intestines, as a foreign substance, creating an allergic reaction. (e.g. dermatitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis etc.).
16
Jun

Marmite – A superfood

Marmite is to the British and New Zealanders, what breast milk is to babies – an essential part of their diet and lifestyle!. Without it, is a “marmageddon”!. Marmite has been discovered by a German scientist, in 1902 and has been included in First World War soldier’s ration packs, due to it’s high nutritional value. In the 1930’s, an English scientist discovered that the folic acid in Marmite could be used to treat anemia. Till today, Marmite is as popular as ever!.

Marmite’s ingredients are: yeast extract, vegetable extract, salt, spices and vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B9, B12). It is popular to eat as a spread on toast, crackers or rice cakes , with cheese or butter. Take one teaspoon/day, to enjoy an array of health benefits.

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16
Jan

Banting Diet

I, me and my fat, Part 10

Prof. Noakes uses the term “Banting” for a low-carb, high-fat diet (LCHF). This diet is named after William Banting, in 1862, a popular London undertaker , who was terribly obese. He was the first guinea pig of the LCHF diet. He reduced his weight so drastically that his approach became known as the Banting diet. Banting  consists mainly of 

  • animal proteins and saturated animal fats – all meats, poultry and game (EXCEPT luncheon meats, vegetarian protein/unfermented soya); all natural and cured meats and sausages (parma ham, salami, bacon, chorizo  EXCEPT vienna sausages, cured meats with excessive sugar); all sea food (EXCEPT swordfish and tilefish – high in mercury); all eggs; broths.
  • All fats – coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, macadamia oil, butter, ghee, lard, full fat mayonnaise (not made from seed oils!); 
  • NO seed oils – canola, sunflower, cottonseed, grape seed, corn, safflower)
  • all dairy products (EXCEPT: cheese spreads, coffee creamers, ice-cream, any 2% or fat-free milk or yoghurt; soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, condensed milk.)
  • some nuts and seeds – almonds, walnuts, pecan nuts, macadamia nuts, pine nuts, flax seeds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds; limit cashews and chestnuts.
  • fresh vegetables grown mostly above the ground (salad greens – 2 cups/day; all fibrous vegetables – 1 cup (uncooked)/day). 
  • NO fruit juice; no vegetable juices, except the home-made ones on the green list; limit butternut , carrots,  sweet potatoes ; 
  • NO starchy vegetables – potatoes, peas, legumes, beetroots.  
  • LIMITED fruits;  berries are lower in sugar. 
  • NO grains – wheat, barley, rye, oats, rice, corn /corn products, couscous, millet, pasta, noodles, all forms of bread, crackers, breakfast cereals/ muesli/ granola, breaded foods, all flours from grains, no gravy powder/ stock cubes/maize starch.
  • NO SUGARS – agave, fructose, honey, syrups, cordials, energy drinks, sweets, dried fruit, malt. 
  • Sweeteners – stevia powder, xylitol granules, erythritol granules (EXCEPT artificial sweeteners – aspartame, saccharin, etc.);  
  • NO fast foods, processed foods.
  • NO food with added sugar (glucose, dextrose).
  • NO soya products. 
  • NO hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated oils/ trans fats (margarine, vegetable oils/fats)
  • NO beer, cider, fizzy drinks ( lite/zero/diet )
  • Purified water is the best!

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8
Jan

The food guide pyramid – A myth

I, me and my fat- part 9

Before 1960, physicians believed carbohydrates cause obesity and abstinence from starches, flour and sugars, is the obvious method of cure and prevention. After 1960, when the physicians stopped believing it, the current epidemic of obesity and diabetes started. Health officials believed that dietary fat causes heart disease (especially saturated fat) and eating carbohydrates are heart healthy and will prevent heart disease. The myth of the FOOD GUIDE PYRAMID was born!. At the bottom of the pyramid would be the staple of your “healthy” diet ; the “fat-free” carbohydrates (bread, cereals, rice, pasta group – 6-11 servings) and at the top of the pyramid, to be used sparingly, would be the fats and oils, with meat (2-3 servings) near the top as well. The food pyramid didn’t take the science of fat metabolism into consideration: carbohydrate is driving insulin is driving fat !. Carbohydrates were thought to be “heart-healthy” and couldn’t be reconciled with the idea that carbohydrates make us fat!.  

 

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3
Dec

Carbohydrates, moderation or nothing?

I, me and my fat, Part 8

 There is no one-size-fits-all prescription for the quantity of carbohydrates in our diet.

There are genetic variations in fatness and leanness, that are independent of diet. Also, multiple hormones and enzymes affect our fat accumulation (e.g. menopausal men and women lose the restraining effect of testosterone and estrogen as they age.) 

Insulin is the one hormone that we can consciously control through our diet. For some, staying lean or getting lean, might mean avoiding sugars and eating fattening carbohydrates in moderation. For others, losing weight might only be possible with virtually zero carbohydrates. But, then for some obese patients, the longer they had been obese, the more likely they were to remain obese. They have reached a point of no return, where they could not reverse all the damage done by a lifetime of eating carbohydrate-rich foods. 

The conventional logic of diets is a “quick fix” in weight loss. The dieters don’t try to reregulate their fat tissue, but only reduce the calories they consume, expecting their fat cells to willingly give up it’s fat. If there are no immediate results, they decide the diet has failed and they move on to the next one or give up totally. The fact is, unfortunately, that we are counteracting a regulatory disorder of fat metabolism, that took years to develop and will take a few months, to years, to reverse!.

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19
Nov

Natural remedies for sinusitis

STEP 1:

To get immediate relief of sinusitis, treat the symptoms in the following ways:

  • Stay hydrated – drink 8 – 10 cups of WATER and hot herbal teas, to thin and drain the mucus from the infected sinuses. AVOID alcohol, caffeine, sugary drinks and smoking, which will dehydrate your system and cause mucus to thicken and clog your inflamed airways.
  • Dissolve excess mucus – Mix 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered APPLE CIDER VINEGAR and 1 teaspoon lemon juice with ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper in a glass of water and drink it first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening (add a ¼ teaspoon of Stevia as a sweetener).
  • Steam inhalation – drape a towel over your head, put your face down over a bowl/pot of steaming hot water, infused with 7 drops of PEPPERMINT/EUCALYPTUS OIL and inhale the steam. It will break up the thick mucus.
  • Salt water rinse – available as a nasal spray.
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract – available as a nasal spray. It clears out the mucus and is a natural antibiotic.
  • Turmeric/Ginger Root – brew it as a HOT TEA. It will loosen the mucus and alleviate sinus pressure. Also, turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant and ginger is good for upset stomachs.

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14
Oct

Updated LDL Cholesterol information

I, me and my fat, Part 7

In 1970, LDL, was called the bad cholesterol, because it was thought the cholesterol caused the buildup of plaque in our arteries. Now in 2010,  they say it is not the cholesterol carried by the LDL that is to blame for heart disease, but the particle (Low-Density Lipoprotein or LDL) itself. Also, not all LDL particles appear to be equally harmful. The large and buoyant LDL particles are harmless, but it is the small, dense ones, that form plaques in the wall of our arteries.

Carbohydrate-rich diets, not only lower HDL and raise triglycerides, but they also make LDL small and dense!. These 3 effects increase our risk of heart disease. When we eat high-fat diets and avoid carbohydrates the opposite happens: HDL goes up, triglycerides go down and the LDL becomes larger and buoyant.

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8
Oct

The arguments against a carbohydrate restricted diet

I, me and my fat, Part 6

  1. It violates the law of calories-in/calories-out (promise weight loss without having to eat less or exercise)
  2. It is an unbalanced diet, because it restricts the nutrient category – carbohydrates. 
  3. High- saturated fat diets cause heart disease (raises our cholesterol) 

DISMANTLING THESE ARGUMENTS:

Restricting carbohydrates, leads to weight loss and fat loss, independent of the calories we consume from dietary fat and protein (discussed in detail above). The law of thermodynamics has nothing to do with it!

The argument that a diet restricting fattening carbohydrates, will be lacking in essential nutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids), is nonsense!. The foods you are avoiding are the fattening and nutrient-deficient starches, refined carbohydrates and sugars, NOT the nutrient–dense leafy green vegetables, salads, meat and eggs. Meat contains all the essential amino acids, essential fats and 12 of the 13 essential vitamins (vitamin C is scarce in animal products). Meat is a concentrated source of vitamin A and E, the entire vitamin B complex and vitamin B12 and D are only in animal products (Vitamin D also from sun exposure).  We use B vitamins to metabolize glucose in our cells – so, the more carbohydrates we consume, the more glucose we burn and the more B vitamins we need from our diets. Insulin inhibits the uptake of vitamin C by the kidneys – so, when we eat carbohydrates we excrete vitamin C with our urine, instead of retaining it!. The isolated hunter-gatherer populations thrived during long winters on no carbohydrates and no green vegetables or fruit, but got enough vitamin C from animal products. 
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1
Oct

Should we eat meat or plants

I, me and my fat, Part 8 and my fat, Part 5

We should eat what we evolved to eat!

The  longer a particular type of food has been part of the human diet, the better adapted we have become to that food and the more beneficial that food is. If some food is new to human diets or new in larger quantities, we haven’t had time to adapt to it and it would do us harm. Influential articles by Geoffrey Rose in the 1980’s stated that the only means to prevent chronic disease, is to “restore the conditions to which we are presumably genetically adapted”. Which are those conditions?. Our genes were shaped by 99.5% of human history – the Paleolithic era (Stone Age), which constitutes more than 100 000 generations of humanity, living as hunter-gatherers. Our genes were not shaped by the 0.5% of humanity, the Agricultural period – which constitutes 600 generations living as farmers and 10 generations who lived in the Industrial age. 
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