Thursday, November 16, 2017

Escape nicotine with no fat gain.....

Today's post:  Thursday, 11-16-2017

You may see this today. 

If so that’s great; because tomorrow, Friday, 11-17 is the annual Great American Smokeout sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

And, it’s also good because you found your way here!

Have you wanted to quit but can’t seem to get off nicotine?

Have you stopped smoking but kept doing an alternative that keeps you addicted to nicotine?

Have you wanted to quit but not even tried because you want the typical fat gain even less?

Have you quit and gone back to smoking or nicotine because of stress?

Why is that good news?

There are now highly reliable ways to overcome each of those problems!

Just like anything else you do have to work at it.  BUT some of what will do these things is relatively easy to start and no effort at all to keep doing!

1.  The first one of the 3 posts I’ve included highlights how to escape the psychological craving for nicotine 100% and do it as easily as turning off a light switch.  You do have to learn the method first; but that’s doable.  Then whenever your last cigarette you smoke is, you throw the switch and are a true nonsmoker with zero desire to have cigarettes or nicotine of any kind again.

This first post also highlights one way to overcome severe stress and some ways to prevent the fat gain.  (In some cases people with fat to lose even lose that fat besides not gaining any more!)

2.  The next post has some little known information about how harmful nicotine is by itself and how to beat the physical part of getting rid of it plus some more tips on stopping nicotine and still lose fat.

3.  For stress relief, besides the methods that help you overcome the threats mentally and getting emotional support and expert help in overcoming the threats, you still need to overcome the physical feeling of stress and turn it down enough to function and recover.

Yes it is true that learning and practicing some forms of yoga or tai chi or many martial arts does work to do that. 

But if you don’t already know and practice one, typically beginning them is not doable while the stress or threat is high.

And, the drugs to do this, like nicotine, are ineffective and harmful besides!

To escape all this, wouldn’t it be great to have something easy to learn that you could just set, like turning on a light and just keep doing with no new effort?

The third blog post is about this method!  It does exist!  It’s relatively easy to start doing.  Then it’s turned on for you and your level of excess stress goes way down.  If you forgot, you simply turn it back on when you notice it’s off.

I’ve really needed this myself.  And it has been enormously helpful to me.

Best of all, instead of trying smoking or nicotine which has no real effect on this problem, you can just learn this and turn it on. 

And, you no longer need to turn to nicotine or smoking because this gives you a superior method you already have turned on!

Here’s the first post in this series:

“Quit smoking for sure with no fat gain.....

Today's post:  Thursday, 7-13-2017

*Do you live in California?

If so and you still smoke, you know that cigarettes just went from $6 a pack to $9.

Would you prefer to be a nonsmoker and drop your cost for cigarettes to zero?

*Do you live somewhere other than California but you still smoke and would prefer to be a nonsmoker?

If you said yes to either question, this post is for you.

There are many reasons people who want to be nonsmokers don’t try to quit OR stop smoking but go back to smoking anyway.

*Here’s the news!

There are now solutions to each of the reasons why people don’t try to quit smoking or don’t succeed when they try.  People who use each one well become lifelong nonsmokers.

*You may need more than information to quit smoking. So we are working on a paid coaching program to ensure you learn to use the solutions.  See the end of this post if you want to be on the waiting list to ensure you are included in the first group.

There are two reasons people who prefer to be nonsmokers still smoke.

1.  They don’t think they can do it or they tried and failed before.

*Without knowledge of how to prevent it, people who use nicotine by smoking or vaping or using other tobacco products, tend to psychologically crave nicotine when they stop using it.  

Without turning that off, it is extremely hard to quit and stay off nicotine.

*Then too, some people have more severe physical or cognitive withdrawal effects when they stop using nicotine.

*Lastly, people who don’t know the antidotes who used cigarettes or other nicotine products who suddenly get extra stressed, or are extra stressed now, very often will go back to the cigarettes or other nicotine products they were using.
At that stress level people often need SOMETHING;  and if they have nothing else will retry cigarettes.

2.  Or they know except for very light and very heavy smokers people who quit smoking gain ten pounds or more of added fat because they lose the boost nicotine was giving their metabolism.

If you know that you may want to cause that even less than you would rather not smoke.

I saw a study that found most smokers want to quit but half of them won’t even try because they want that fat gain even less!

But if you have a toolkit and something important breaks, you simply fix it.

*With the solutions we have now, if you prefer to be a nonsmoker, learn these new tools and use them and you will be a nonsmoker the rest of your life.

*The man who unlocked the door to all this had a stroke of genius.  It turns out his new insight was and is accurate.

The man who did this was a very heavy smoker.  Once he had this new understanding based on the careful analysis he did, he realized it was true.

His name was Alan Carr. 

After he smoked his last cigarette with this new understanding he was a nonsmoker because he had no reason to have any more ever again. 

Did he have cravings for nicotine or cigarettes after this? No he did not.  It literally could be called The Great Escape!

The wonderful news is that once you completely understand what he discovered, you can do it too. 

Thousands of people who have read his book about it also have escaped nicotine craving totally!

There are three ways you can learn this.

*From the description here just reading it and following the logic might do it for you.

Simply put he realized that when he smoked to relieve stress when he was bothered by the physical discomfort from having his nicotine level go down, what happened was the slight physical discomfort left OK. 

But all that did was to restore him to where he would have been to start with had he been a nonsmoker.  He realized at that point he STILL had to deal with the stress!

Had he simply been a nonsmoker he could have STARTED there and saved all that fuss and mess and expense.

If you understand this and its implications, you stop craving cigarettes and nicotine psychologically.  It’s total & immediate.  Once you get by the much less addicting physical withdrawal symptoms you are a nonsmoker.

(Also, you can see why in our system ALSO teaching you a way to deal with severe stress that works better the greater the stress is helps ensure that you quit nicotine and not even go back if some disaster strikes after you quit!)

*To help people believe him and force them to think about it in enough ways to internalize it, he wrote a book.

The people who got the book and read it all the way through as soon as they had a copy, got the same result he did.

Alan Carr:    Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking    Nov 17, 2011     Paperback   $ 11 .99

It’s currently available on Amazon

For people who need more than the book there is coaching and there will soon be a lot more!

*In the UK where he lived his followers set up a group coaching program for people who could use his discovery to quit but needed some help initially to do it.

(Without the new added help we are adding, the people in the UK coaching program to learn Alan Carr’s method were six to eight times more likely to quit than people in old style programs a research study showed!)

*Our coaching program, when we launch it, will do the coaching online, but it will give you extra power and leverage to make upgrades to your health to help ensure your success.

It will also give you tools to overcome physical nicotine withdrawal symptoms if you have them.

It will give you a way to overcome severe stress that works BETTER the greater the stress AND which uses zero drugs.

It will give you ways to overcome physical nicotine withdrawal problems with no drugs AND a way to simply turn them off psychologically that works better than morphine.

It will give you extra and effective ways to rapidly turn down the health risks smoking was causing you.

Two of those have each been shown to make success at quitting twice as likely.

The coaching itself has been shown to make success at quitting more than twice as likely.

Those risk reduction methods turn off so many things that make people fat that many people will avoid fat gain from just doing them!

AND, we’ll give you ways to boost your metabolism to add to the fat loss those things make likely.

(We think our method as it now exists will help people quit and get LESS fat instead of gaining more. 

And, we will work to improve our methods to increase the percentage of people that do completely avoid fat gain after they quit nicotine whether from smoking or vaping or patches or other tobacco products.)

To get on the waiting list for our online coaching to quit smoking for sure with no fat gain, email me, David Eller at . “

Here’s the second post in this series:

“Ways to make quitting smoking work better….Today's post:  Tuesday, 10-10-2017 

Bulletproof promotes a low carb plus good fat way of eating with some calorie restriction or intermittent fasting to help people stay healthy and lose and keep off any excess fat.

Some people like their style better than I do for personal use after I’ve tried some of it.

But they do have some useful strategies and often provide worthwhile health information in their own blog posts.

My strategic method post about a very effective way to quit smoking was: 

Quit smoking for sure with no fat gain.....Thursday, 7-13-2017

I read this Bulletproof blog post below and added my comments.  That’s today’s post:

"...smoking cigarettes serves up your nicotine with a side of toxic heavy metals and carcinogens. 

Isolated nicotine has its problems, even if you get it from a pure source. First off, it’s toxic at high doses, and lethal even at lower doses for a pet or a child. 

It messes with your heart rate, blood pressure,[7] and it causes inflammation.[8] 

[Inflammation helps cause cancers and Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.  So that’s significant. 

Sudden boosts of heart rate or poor heart rhythm plus boosts in blood pressure are the likely causes of nicotine triggering heart attacks in people who would have escaped them otherwise.]

And it’s addictive. As with all addictive drugs and foods (like sugar), nicotine activates the pleasure pathways in your brain. The more you turn on the lights in your pleasure pathway, the less pleasure you feel with the same dose. 

So, you need stronger and stronger stimulation to get any enjoyment out of it, and after a while, you’re so acclimated that you need whatever it is you’re dependent on to function at a baseline level.

[This is Alan Carr's key insight.  After you use nicotine to get to a baseline level when the effect wears off, if you do use nicotine, you are at the same level that a nonsmoker starts with!  

That means that nicotine gives you zero help with stress and the like not available to non-smokers.  If you want effective help with stress or depression, skip the nicotine which is useless for the purpose! -- and get effective help with stress or depression instead!]

[Quitting works best when you engage your thinking & planning brain and are able to NOT use your "Labrador" short term pleasure fixes brain.]


Withdrawal is a detox reaction, and anything you can do to get the yuck out will help things along. A few sauna treatments while you’re withdrawing will help increase circulation and eliminate waste through your skin.

[So will exercising hard enough to sweat for a few minutes several times a week.

AND, taking or eating omega 3 oils turns the extra irritability down or off!]


When you’re detoxing anything at all, you want to get poisonous residues out of your body quickly.

Your liver makes glutathione, your body’s master antioxidant. [Glutathione helps the liver detox faster & better in short.]

You can support your glutathione production by making sure your liver has the precursors it needs to make its own, and the building blocks are all in whey protein. Two to four tablespoons per day are all you need.

[Taking NAC and alpha lipoic acid also boosts glutathione.

And, whey protein is the best kind for building and keeping muscle.

So these points are both interesting and useful.

It’s good to know that nicotine itself is harmful and that stopping it is both worthwhile to protect your health and to help ensure you stop smoking cigarettes.

Then too it’s worthwhile to know that these methods of detoxing help you get rid of the side effects of nicotine withdrawal by removing it from your body faster.]

Here’s the third post in this series:

Doable and low cost way to reduce stress for fatloss.....

Today's post:  Thursday, 10-5-2017

As regular readers of this blog know, there are two effective ways to remove fat that you can keep off.

1.  Reduced calorie and carb high protein eating plus exercise including some strength training.

2.  Eating in a way that puts you in ketosis with almost zero carbs or close to it and making that your permanent or frequent eating style on a long term basis.

Doing them well and having them work well however only tends to work if you can keep your level of stress in your body quite low most of the time!

There are three reasons for this:

a) Eating bit too much or eating too many foods with carbs or sugars as a stress reliever tends to derail both methods. 

If you have already completely stopped eating the several worst foods and ingredients for harmful carbs; and  very excessive use of sugars and have already completely stopped drinking all soft drinks, this will be less and you’ll tend to level off rather than gaining fat. 

But you won’t lose as much fat as you could or any at all!  Boo!

b)  Research found that fat you gain while stressed, has a substance that makes it strongly resist being used when you are in a calorie deficit or in ketosis. 

This apparently is part of our built in famine protection.  In the past, when our ancestors were very stressed too often, famine or severe food shortages tended to exist or arrive shortly.

Supplements to lower cortisol don’t seem to help this much.  When you are stressed enough, your body generates so much cortisol it overwhelms them and deposits this locked down fat anyway!

This is true of all your fat it seems. But it has been shown for sure to be most true for belly fat and internal fat that begins to strangle your internal organs known as visceral fat.

c)  We also found and posted on evidence that stress reduces your metabolism. So with the same food and exercise, you burn far fewer calories. 

That can add fat when you would otherwise have lost it!  As I’ve been under extra stress during my cut down weeks, this is exactly what just happened to me apparently.

How to avoid that kind of stress:

Clearly, prudent choices that prevent stressful situations helps to prevent such stress:

Always wear your seat belt.  Brush your teeth well every day.  Obey the laws that are enforced and have harsh penalties.  Be well organized and do the work necessary to be ready for and deal well with known and upcoming challenges.

And, because it gives you more resources to turn off or escape threats, a high, reliable income combined with savings and good credit that is lightly used really helps. 

I’m still working on this one myself.  But those who have it ARE far less stressed and have this level of stress far less often.

It also has been shown to help to frame dealing with a threat as a challenge instead of a disaster
--no matter how severe the threat -- and listing and systematically trying potential solutions.

So does having good relationships with family and friends and capable experts who are sane and will give you advice or help.

No one escapes such stress and many have it often; but when stress is temporary and you overcome it and rest, these fattening effects don’t happen.

BUT that’s only true if your body turns off its stress response so you can rest effectively.

There ARE ways to ensure your body turns off its stress response after you remove the threat or if you cannot yet remove it.

The level of meditation of Buddhist monks and daily tai chi do this best. 

For some people, yoga works.  Less lengthy meditation works but not as well.

These alternatives DO work for some people.  But they take time daily and they have to be done well or they fail to work.

In my view, the best ones are yoga that avoids injury but does cause moderate exercise and increased flexibility and tai chi that builds balance and leg strength and burns calories as you do it.

But both of these require you to have an instructor teach you to do them well.  That takes time and money you may not have.

There are 3 ways that can do more than this that look likely to work:

Two require equipment and are not yet available for home use without a prescription.

*One reads the response of both your hemispheres in your brain to stress and uses biofeedback to reduce the stress level response AND it balances so that both hemispheres are the same.  That’s very important because in many people who react badly to stress one side is severely out of adjustment and one isn’t too bad.  By making them both react well and in concert and exactly the same, it’s quite effective!

*The other one is less high tech and can provide the high heart rate and blood pressure reduction that people and doctors who don’t know any better have used the dangerous and harmful beta blockers to achieve.  I hope it is available soon and becomes the standard therapy!

It works as well for the useful effects; but unlike beta blockers that stay on when people need to exercise or move quickly in an emergency it does not do so! Nor does it have the harmful side effects including directly causing depression that is virtually incurable.

By placing small medallions that induce a heart rate consistent with relaxation on key blood vessels it physically reduces the too high heart rate and blood pressure.

The third one that triggered this post is doable and no-cost! 

AND since it is either always on or something that takes extra effort but only during exercise when you are making an extra effort already, it’s very valuable to know about!

Slow breaths tend to reduce heart rate and stress response. 

AND they have two other important benefits. 

They cause your body to make more red blood cells and add more oxygen carrying hemoglobin on each red blood cell.  Slow breaths put less oxygen into your blood so your body compensates enough to supply you with the oxygen you need anyway.  That means you have more reserve when you do intense and rapid exercise.

Taking slow breaths increases the CO2 level in your blood.  It’s not widely known.  I didn’t know it until this past Monday, but slightly high CO2 in your blood is directly calming and stress relieving.

Very low CO2 creates a feeling of panic or severe anxiety.  That I had heard of because it happens when people hyperventilate; and the treatment is to breathe into a bag so that you bring up your CO2 level.

I had tried various methods to breathe more slowly from using a Resperate to counting as I breathed in and counting as I held my breath and counting as I breathed out.  That last one can help if you are suddenly too stressed.

But invariably, I’d forget to do them often enough to do much good or not have time to do them when I most needed the effect.

The surprising solution is to be breathing slowly through your nose ALL the time! 

It’s just like setting a thermostat that is always on.  Once you get used to it, you just set it once well and keep doing it all the time.

Instead of having to do something extra, you just have to resume it if you find you have stopped!

Even better, there is no extra time used for a treatment or dollar cost to use it!

During exercises where you move rather than strength training with low reps, you build your oxygen reserve best by continuing slow breathing through your nose until you literally feel like gasping for air. 

As this practice increases your oxygen reserve and you increase your mental control you can do this longer and at more intense exercise levels. 

Since Monday, I’ve been using it on my fast abdominal exercises and brisk walks.  It does take concentration at first and as you approach your current capacity; but it clearly works!

Yes there IS a book on it:

The Oxygen Advantage: Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques to Help You Become Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter    by Patrick McKeown
      Published:  Nov 29, 2016

It’s too early to tell if it will help my fat loss though it certainly looks likely to do so. 

But it IS surprisingly doable.  AND, I can tell it will increase my fitness level with the same exercises I already do!

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Benefit more from exercise….Today's post:  Tuesday, 11-14-2017 

This information has also been out for some time as I remember reading of it before.

Not sure where I read of it originally.  But it was longer than a year or two ago I think.

Also,  I recently read similar research that when educated people and uneducated people did the same exercise, the educated people benefitted more than the uneducated people did.

Recently Mike Geary emailed out this reminder email of this effect.

It’s quite well done, both in reporting the original research, and adding Mike’s comments on making even better use of it to get more exercise benefits yourself.

The comments I’ll add will be about why this effect may occur and add more ways about how to get more exercise benefits yourself.

Here’s the email Mike sent:


“Harvard Study Shows an Obscure Trick to Make ANY Exercise Program or Workout MUCH More Effective”

By Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer
Author of best-sellers:  The Fat Burning Kitchen  &  Do This, Burn Fat: 101 Sneaky Weight Loss Tricks

“Hotel cleaning attendants got "tricked" by researchers into burning more fat in 4 weeks. They also lowered their blood pressure, and improved their waist to hip ratio. This article explains what factor caused these benefits!

I've read about this very interesting Harvard University study about exercise multiple times in the past, but I was just recently reminded about this study again while reading the fascinating book called 59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman.

Pay attention, because this actually shows a pretty powerful trick that you can use to literally make ANY workout or exercise program a LOT more effective and results producing.

According to the book 59 Seconds, here's how this study was carried out:

Researchers at Harvard University studied over 80 hotel room cleaning attendants from 7 different hotels.  The hotel room attendants naturally received a lot of exercise from their daily jobs, which included cleaning an average of 15 rooms per day at about 25 minutes per room.  This work involves a good deal of exercise in carrying things, scrubbing, lifting objects, vacuuming, and so on.

The researchers knew the hotel maids led an active lifestyle from their work, but also questioned whether most of the maids may not realize that their work was actually good for their health. 

The researchers set out to study the effects on the hotel attendants of making them very aware of how beneficial the exercise they got while working was for their health, and to see if this increased the results that they actually received from the exercise.

Basically, the question was... Would telling them that their work was great exercise improve their health, lower their blood pressure, and help them to lose weight compared to the hotel attendants that didn't realize their work was in fact "exercise"?

The hotel attendants were split into 2 groups:

1. This group was informed about the benefits of exercise and told how many calories they were burning while doing their hotel cleaning work each day. They were specifically told how many calories activities such as changing sheets, vacuuming, and scrubbing bathrooms were burning each hour.

The researchers also wanted this information to stick in their heads daily, so they gave the attendants a handout showing the quantities of calories they were burning doing each activity of their jobs.  They were also shown a poster daily that reinforced how many calories they were burning.

2.  The control group of hotel cleaning attendants was simply informed of the benefits of exercise, but were NOT told how many calories they were burning doing their work, and also were NOT told that their work actually constituted a good form of exercise.

The researchers studied the existing lifestyles of all of the participants in both groups as well as giving them various health tests, including weigh-ins.

The study was conducted for 4 weeks.  The researchers made sure that none of the participants had actually changed their exercise habits, smoking, or eating habits outside of work.  This assured that there was no external lifestyle factor that could have accounted for the results of the study.

In addition, the hotel managers assured that the workloads of both groups stayed the same throughout the entire experiment.

Here are the VERY interesting results:

It turned out that the group of hotel cleaning attendants that was informed daily about the calorie-burning effects of their normal work routines ended up losing a significant amount of weight, lowered their body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio, and decreased their blood pressure.

The control group of hotel attendants that was not told about the calories they burned while doing their work showed NONE of these improvements.

Wow... .! 

Remember that each of these groups received the SAME amount of exercise and did not alter their lifestyle, eating habits, drinking habits, smoking, or anything else.  The only thing that was different between the 2 groups was simply that the one group was constantly being reminded of how beneficial the exercise during their work was for their health and how many calories they were burning, and therefore their minds were busy believing in the benefits of it.

This actually doesn't surprise me... this is classic placebo effect at work here, and reinforces how powerful our brains are in relation to the results we get from exercise, food, supplements, etc.

How to use this info to burn more fat in your workouts, build more lean muscle, and improve your health more from exercise and nutrition:

There's a good lesson in this study.  If you strongly believe in your mind that the workouts that you are doing are drastically improving your body, your results will increase dramatically from those workouts. 

The trick I've used over the years is to really "get mental" during your workouts and believe strongly that the exercise you are doing is transforming your body into a lean chiseled machine. 

(This is assuming that you're actually doing legit workouts such as Truth About Abs routines and not just wasting time reading a magazine while pedaling away on a boring exercise bike or treadmill).

So, if you want to burn more fat, not only do you need to workout intensely (for your individual capabilities), but you also need to mentally visualize the results you're getting, the bodyfat you are burning, and really strongly believe in how powerful the workout routine that you are doing really is for your body.

Along the same lines, if your goal is to build more muscle, then you really need to strongly believe in your mind at how powerfully your workouts are helping you to build muscle.

And this can be applied to your food intake too!

Don't underestimate how powerful your mind really is... If you are eating truly healthy foods such as those detailed in my Fat-Burning Kitchen manual, make sure that you are also actively thinking in your mind about how those foods are dramatically helping your body, making you stronger, making you leaner, improving your energy and health, and so on.

Don't ignore this... this will drastically improve your results if you actively think about how truly healthy the foods you are eating every day are and how they are changing your body.  This is assuming that you actually are eating truly healthy foods every day.

Another benefit of this "mental programming" is that it trains you to actually want to avoid junk foods, because you want to be able to think about how everything you eat is improving your body instead.

So there you go... an interesting study that shows how you can legitimately increase your results from your exercise and nutrition by just actively thinking about the benefits of both every day!”

My Comments:

There are several things I think at work here and ways to amplify each one to improve your own exercise results:

Doing something that has extra benefits you actually would like to have instead of doing something you have to do but would stop instantly if you were able has two effects that I think are at play here. 

Doing the extra benefit things causes your brain to release more dopamine and serotonin according to studies I’ve seen.  You not only feel better mentally, these neurotransmitters have physical effects which likely DO increase the release of BDNF and the other muscle growth factors that improve your muscle control and burn more calories and build more muscle.

Doing something you have to do and are making yourself do tends to be done a bit more slowly and result in some periods of decreased effort.  You may be skilled enough to be time efficient but you don’t gradually get more capable.  But if you do things you believe have extra benefits, you are more likely to make an extra effort that over time will increase your strength or fitness.

Also, there is some self-image change that doing things you expect to benefit your health causes to occur!  And in longer term studies, people who now begin to see themselves as someone who takes actions to improve their health, DO eat and drink less junk and smoke less or quit and eat more vegetables and fruit!

Lastly, using extra effort to do just a bit more or do it better each time in your exercises causes you to become stronger in strength training exercises and more fit in vigorous short cardio exercises.

Focusing on the feeling in the muscles you are exercising and consciously adding extra effort on the last few reps of a few large muscle exercises is the key to getting stronger and using heavier weights and adding more muscle to burn calories.  This process is also faster to get good results than just going through the motions.

Similarly, going a bit faster each time or a bit longer at a fast speed between rests or a slower pace will gradually improve your fitness.  And, this process is also faster to get good results than just going through the motions.

Lastly, taking supplements that help you recover better by helping with antioxidants to recover from the high levels of oxygen use as you exercise and lower inflammation and to boost growth hormones can also help.

When you know that studies show these do work that too increases your belief in your exercises and making an extra effort while doing them.

DHA and purified omega 3 fish oil capsules help your exercises release more BDNF which builds nerves and brain cells and helps improve your neural control which in turn helps you improve on your exercises.  AND, these also lower inflammation to speed recovery!

Ursolic acid found in apple peels and rosemary and holy basil and many dried herbs is a compound that is NOT an anabolic steroid that causes you to retain or add muscle and may also increase the amount of fat you burn.

Labrada sells an ursolic acid supplement that is a rosemary extract.  And, Nature’s Way standardized Holy Basil extract also has ursolic acid.

NAC, n-acetyl cysteine, and alpha lipoic acid cause your body to make glutathione which is a strong anti-oxidant.

And the natural antioxidants of several hundred kinds from organic vegetables and fruits and raw tree nuts for those not allergic – and supplements of, natural alpha tocopherol and vitamin C and lycopene and vitamin D2 + K2 and selenium and others also work as antioxidants. These also have multiple other health benefits.

Curcumin, turmeric, and ginger also lower inflammation.


The more you believe exercise will benefit you and the more you do to exercise in a way that causes those benefits and eat and supplement to support that, the more benefits you will get!  

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Good foods TO eat.....

Today's post:  Thursday, 11-9-2017

We post often on the many things that used to be safe to eat and drink that no longer are.

And, we post on things that never were safe to eat or drink that are far worse for you now.

Yes. It is important to be as disciplined as a Navy Seal or a championship athlete in totally avoiding all these things.

But it’s dramatically easier if you have a lot of foods you actually like that you can eat instead!

Health and nutrition writers and researchers Mike Geary and Al Sears, MD are two sources I’ve found who clearly enjoy eating good food that say clearly what foods they eat that do the job.

Mike Geary recently re-ran his email on this subject highlighting how he eats well in restaurants.

I’ve found that restaurants who serve educated or well to do people and those with any kind of customers who are even decent at good service will work with you as Mike says.

The best ones serve wild caught fish and grass fed beef or lamb.  But eating a small serving of very fat trimmed beef also works.

Mike is correct that you can sometimes get a salad or a serving of vegetables instead of fries or chips or potatoes or rice at no extra charge. 

I’ve found when I arrive hungry it DOES take an extra effort to stop the “free” bread or rolls that restaurants usually serve automatically.  But the better ones will serve red wine and a small salad or vegetable entrée right away instead if asked. (I would have the red wine in any case; but it’s normal to pay for the small salad or vegetable entrée.)

(I’ve twice gone on vacation where I ate out at almost every meal and did do a good bit of extra walking on hilly terrain where I followed this style and ate almost exclusively meat and fish and salad vegetables and vegetables and some fruit where I literally feasted the whole week and in one case I lost two pounds and in the other I was the exact same weight after that week!)

When not on vacation, the restaurants we go to also get used to the way I order, which also helps.

Al Sears MD eats far more grass fed beef than I do.  (I tend to prefer wild caught fish most of the time if it’s available. But he clearly enjoys good food and also eats this way.)

Like me, many of you are working to lose fat or stay lean or both.  And, some of you are working to ensure you control your blood sugar to an even and relatively low level. 

Al Sears just sent an email describing a way to use these guidelines in a way that is quite effective for exactly those goals.

Here’s his system.  (Just after it, I’ll add some other comments.)

Here’s my summary:  Dr Sears' "zero diet" is all OK except for no fruit or seaweed or some veggies (tomatoes, garlic, onions, yams, pumpkin, & carrots) & whole fat diary from grass fed cows.)

From: Al Sears, MD  Sent: Tue, Nov 7, 2017

“All the gorillas were dying…

Over 50 years of trying to breed gorillas in zoos and nothing was working. It didn’t matter where they tried — San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis — not even the best zoos in the country could get these gorillas to reproduce.

They were facing extinction.

And everyone simply accepted that it was impossible to breed gorillas in zoos.

That was until one caretaker took a closer look at what the gorillas were eating. For decades, zoos fed the gorillas what they called gorilla biscuits.

But, on top of being unable to reproduce, the gorillas were developing diseases like heart disease,1 diabetes,2 obesity3 and high blood pressure.4

In short, gorillas were not made to eat “biscuits.”

It’s a bit scary to think how you and I find ourselves in a similar situation.

I see it more and more in my clinic patients every year. People are getting sick. They’re struggling with weight, diabetes, heart disease… the list goes on and on.

And the only answer they can get from mainstream doctors is that it’s genetic.

Well I’m here to tell you, just like the gorillas, there is nothing wrong with you. You were made perfect. But the world you live in was not. And you are suffering from today’s abnormal environment.

Mainstream medicine has failed you. They can’t see that every chronic disease is connected by this one common thread that I call Syndrome Zero.

And the biggest culprit is the massive overload of starches in our industrialized, processed, grain-based Western diet. The nutrition-less, modern food supply has wrecked our metabolisms and made our body’s react in a way nature never intended.
Syndrome Zero begins with too much insulin which hijacks your metabolism into making too much fat. It robs your cells of energy. So our cells get weak and our bodies get sick.

You can take back your health and reverse Syndrome Zero, but you have to take action today.

The best step you can take right now is starting my Zero diet. A Zero diet will help return your body to its natural healthy state.

Reverse Syndrome Zero with a Zero Diet

When I work with patients, I don’t focus on lowering blood sugar. Instead, I help my patients improve insulin receptors that have been overwhelmed with a bad diet. For that, I recommend the Zero diet.

A Zero diet is moderate in protein, very high in fat and very low in carbohydrates. When you eat this way carbs don’t trigger insulin.

A Zero diet is your first line of defense against Syndrome Zero.

Here are the basic guidelines:
Zero Glycemic. The glycemic index (GI) measures how the carbohydrates in foods increase your blood sugar.

Foods with a high GI will spike your blood sugar. Foods with a low GI have carbohydrates that break down slowly, releasing a more manageable trickle of glucose into your bloodstream.

On the Zero diet you can eat as many foods with a zero rating on the GI as you want. Here are…. vegetables with a zero score:

Snow peas       Cabbage
 Peppers           Cauliflower
Spinach           Zucchini
 Summer squash Lettuce

[I deleted some on his list that are problematic for some reason.  There are many others that also work that he left out.  But these are a good starter list.]

Choose the right fats. Strictly avoid trans fats and vegetable oils like corn, sunflower, safflower, soy and canola. Instead, choose fats like olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, butter, ghee and heavy cream. [Extra virgin olive oil is best; and butter, ghee, & half and half which is actually light cream, from grass fed cows is best.]

I also recommend MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil for a zero diet. Your liver converts it directly into energy. My favorite is coconut oil. You can use it to make mayonnaise and salad dressings, or add it to smoothies.

Eat the right protein. Beef, shellfish, organ meats, fish, and eggs are your best sources of protein.

If possible, eat grass-fed beef and wild-caught fish. Choose eggs from pastured chicken.

Other good sources of protein include chicken, turkey, wild-caught salmon and other cold-water fish.

Nuts and seeds such as almonds, peanuts, cashews, sunflower and pumpkin seeds also have plenty of protein.

To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD”

My comments:

Some people are allergic to tree nuts.  And, many react badly in addition to allergies to peanuts and cashews which are high in lectins. 

(Also, as Mike Geary points out peanuts often have a mold toxin and an undesirably high level of omega 6 oil.  It’s also important to only buy or eat peanut butters with only peanuts or peanuts and salt as ingredients.  Cheap varieties often add hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup.  Mike and I both prefer almond butter because almonds have a MUCH better mix of oils with most of it being monosaturated.)

Walnuts and pecans are each high in health benefits and also work well.

Note that on all these nuts, only use shelled raw ones.  The ones that have oil and salt added often use undesirable oils or unhealthy kinds of salt and too much or even add MSG.

Nuts have multiple minerals in decent amounts and are filling enough that they make it easier to avoid being hungry for extra or harmful foods.

Despite having some carbs, nuts have so much health OK oil and protein and fiber, they do have zero glycemic effect.

Also a lower carb even more nutritious food with monosaturated fat is avocados.  It’s actually quite inexpensive to eat half an avocado a day.  They have little if any carbs and lots of fiber.  So, like tree nuts they are quite filling and also make it easier to avoid being hungry for extra or harmful foods.

Note that the zero glycemic diet has no fruit or vegetables high in mixed carotenes that are yellow or orange.

One serving of organic whole fresh fruit each day helps to prevent both kinds of strokes.  Eating organic vegetables that are high in vitamin C likely does some of this.  And you can take bilberry, and elderberry, and cherry, and cranberry extract as supplements.

Yams, sweet potatoes, Acorn squash, carrots, and pumpkin puree with nothing added are valuable for health reasons because of their high levels of multiple (hundreds!) of mixed carotenes.

To have an even lower carb version of the zero glycemic diet on some days, leave out nuts.

But if you are in good health blood sugar wise and exercising and at or near your goal weight or including some higher carb days, it’s a sound idea to include the whole fresh fruit & a savory or plain serving of the orange or yellow organic vegetables on some days.

Several studies show it’s easier to maintain an eating plan that includes these on some days.

Or, the fruit extract supplements work as do the high vitamin C and dark green with hidden carotenes vegetables and extra fats and oils can work for those on a ketogenic diet long term.

Note that I also stress eating 100% organic vegetables and fruit.  The herbicides and pesticides you avoid may only be a small amount on any one serving if you eat produce that has been treated with these things.  But remember the multiplier factor!  These are foods you eat several servings a day of, seven days a week for many years or even several decades!

A chemical at levels only very harmful one time out of a thousand, has a near 100% chance of harming you when you ingest it over ten thousand times!

Ben Ong, who specializes in preventing prostate cancer effectively, just wrote this in an email.  It makes this point so well, I want to end this post with it!


"Organic foods

All health – including prostate health – is closely linked to the food that you eat. Your body is a factory that is constantly repairing and rebuilding your body, replicating several billion cells every day. The tools for this repair-and-rebuild process comes from food.

Imagine if you built a skyscraper with substandard material. From the outside, it would seem fine. But then one day, unexpectedly, it might collapse. Similarly, your body can use substandard food products to stay alive, to repair itself and to rebuild itself. But it will not be as strong, have as much energy, or be resilient in defending itself against disease."

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Heart Protection Breakthrough….Today's post:  Tuesday, 11-7-2017 

This information has been out for some time as I remember reading some of it before.

I’ve known and posted that there are known and proven heart attack starters people do to themselves and that stopping them all is protective.  Some like smoking and soft drinks and hydrogenated oils are frighteningly effective heart attack starters.

I’ve known and posted that there are known and proven heart attack preventers that if you stop the heart attack starters and use most of the more effective preventers it can slash your risk of heart disease.  These include eating organic vegetables every day; exercising vigorously in various ways most days of every week – while NOT taking statins or beta blockers; and taking or eating niacin, deodorized garlic, extra virgin olive oil, olive leaf extract, turmeric, curcumin, and ginger.  (Also eating one piece a day of organic fruit helps AND protects against BOTH kinds of strokes.)

I estimate that two par combination once you fully put it in place for two to six months can cut your risk of heart attack  from over 50% to as little as 5% or less.

The breakthrough:

Wouldn’t it be nice to cut your risk in half while you are putting all that in place?

Wouldn’t it be great to cut your risk to 2% or less?

The good news is that we now know for sure there is one and that it IS doable.

The one downside is that just like the rest of the protective actions, you have to know what to do and spend time doing it every day;  you have to learn to do it well enough; and you have to check regularly to be sure you are doing it well enough since your last check.

Why this information caused this post the minute I’d read it:

I’d read before that gum disease causes heart disease because of the effect of the bacteria involved.  I’d even read before that these bacteria tend to cause harmful lipids with odd numbers of carbon atoms. 

And, I got lucky and discovered that flossing and brushing my gums correctly every day helps prevent gum disease.   Then I got luckier and found out that the SonicCare toothbrush can at least double that effect. 

Then just before I saw the new information, I still had a bad checkup for gum disease at the dentist.  It wasn’t horrible but there were some places not in the OK category. I’ve since added a couple of upgrades to what I was doing to be sure to have everything in the OK category soon and at my next check.

THEN I saw this!  My motivation to improve my teeth and gum cleaning went way up.

AND, I also realized that his WAS a breakthrough that likely could cut the risk in half in people just getting into all the heart protection plus cut the possible risk reduction to near 98% protection!

Why gum disease causes heart disease and foods do so less or not at all!

This was in the Medical News Today email last Friday, 11-3:

“For the new study, the team analyzed atheromas collected from patients being treated in hospital.

They found that the growths contained chemical signatures of lipids that could not have come from animals. Instead, they matched the signature of fat molecules made by bacteria belonging to the Bacteroidetes family.

Bacterial lipids are 'subtly different'

Bacteroidetes make fats that are quite distinct in that the fatty acids that they contain have branched chains and an odd number of carbon atoms. 

Fatty acids in fats that come from animals do not typically have these features.

One of the researchers, Xudong Yao, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Connecticut, explains that if you compare the chemical makeup of human lipids with lipids produced by bacteria, they show subtle differences in weight.

"We used these weight differences and modern mass spectrometers to selectively measure the quantity of the bacterial lipids in human samples to link the lipids to atherosclerosis," he notes.

"Establishment of such a link is a first step to mark the lipids as indicators for early disease diagnosis."
Prof. Xudong Yao

The team suggests that perhaps the immune system triggers inflammation because when it encounters the fatty deposits in the artery walls, it recognizes that the lipids are not of human origin.

Bacteria deliver 'double whammy'

The researchers also found that there is an enzyme that breaks down the bacterial lipids into starting materials for making molecules that promote inflammation.

They suggest, therefore, that the presence of bacterial lipids has a "double whammy" effect on the arteries. First, the immune system spots them and sets off alarm signals, and secondly, the enzyme breaks them down into materials that assist inflammation.

The researchers also point out that it is not the bacteria themselves that are invading the blood vessels and causing problems. 

Bacteroidetes, which colonize the mouth and gut, do not usually cause harm. Under certain conditions, they can give rise to gum disease; and, even then, they still do not invade the blood vessels. However, the lipids that they secrete can get through cell walls and into the bloodstream.

The team now plans to carry out a more detailed analysis of atheromas to find out exactly where the Bacteroidetes lipids accumulate. 

If they discover that lipids from these specific bacteria are building up inside atheromas as opposed to the artery wall, then that would provide more convincing evidence that fat molecules from Bacteroidetes are linked to atheroma growth, and thus to heart disease.

Clogged arteries may be down to bacteria, not diet
An analysis of the chemical signatures of fatty deposits in clogged arteries found that they matched lipids produced by mouth and gut bacteria.

-----Original Message-----
From: Medical News Today
To: iehealth

My comments:

This kind of fatty deposit outside the artery walls can break loose and cause a heart attack or stroke.  If it builds up inside the artery wall too, that can cause a narrow passage easier to block and tend to cause high blood pressure.

(Taking deodorized garlic may combat both; and smoking DOES do both also!)

The really good news is that acting on this breakthrough can really massively improve your heart protection!

It does take extra effort.  But it is really effective!

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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Two effective ways to begin exercising.....

Today's post:  Thursday, 11-2-2017

In some ways the most important way to start a fatloss program is to begin to exercise regularly if you haven’t already.

Yes.  Eliminating the most fattening and harmful foods and drinks is essential.

Eating the foods that protect your health without fattening you and that keep you from getting extra hungry instead is the important step to replace those harmful foods and drinks.

For many that can be enough to lose 25 or 30 pounds without any further effort to cut back.

Others need to build up to more vigorous levels of exercise.  Some may need to find a way to cut back calories some days a month too.  And, many other people need to remove an obstacle or two to make fat loss work because those obstacles can block the other methods.

Since all those other steps may be needed, what are the reasons that the most important way to start a fatloss program is to begin to exercise regularly if you haven’t already?

1.  The biggest one is that it’s proven to be so! 

Over and over again, studies show that people who begin to exercise regularly even as little as one or two very easy sessions a week, find themselves eating less fattening things and eating better.  People who smoke even quit or smoke less.

Miraculously, those added actions seem almost effortless.

Why on earth does this happen?  The social psychologists found out it changes your self image.

When you begin to exercise regularly, it’s as if you ask yourself why.  And then you think it must because I’m the kind of person who takes action to protect my health and be more able.

It’s like a self image switch is turned on.  Then too people usually already know some things that they could do that are healthier choices.  Now they think of themselves as the kind of person who takes actions of this kind, it’s easy to do them or do more of them!

A contributing effect is that sedentary people don’t get enough blood flow to their brains to think very well.  Even light moderate regular exercisers do!  So they think better!

2.  Two effective ways to begin exercising.....

There two ways to begin exercising that have been proven to work.

I’ve benefitted from each of them.
a)  Work out with other people!:

When I was younger, I had access to a gym with weights.  I knew that doing a few different kinds of exercise and using gradually more and more weight on each one was important. Since I began with weights that I could lift easily, I could lift more on each exercise each time. 

At first, I used relatively light weights and could add more most times with no trouble.

(THAT IS the best way to ensure you feel successful and not get injured.  So I did the right thing.)

But then I got to the point where the heavier weights I wanted to lift simply wouldn’t move for me.  Since at that time, I had no clue what to do, I began to feel anxious when I did exercises where I was likely to fail in reaching my goals. 

Not realizing I was missing the techniques to solve this, I felt like a failure when I went to the gym.  And eventually I stopped going.

Then I made friends my first year in college with two very bright guys who worked out two evenings a week with some experienced power lifters.

I liked these guys and the men they worked out with.  So I went too.  At first of course, it was easy as I used relatively light weights.

Then when heavier weights were harder, I often didn’t lift them.  But instead of allowing my anxiety to force me to quit, I wanted to stay in the group and went anyway.

Then, much to my surprise and delight gains I was unable to make in one week sometimes DID happen in three to five weeks.

Some evenings I felt good and went and lifted poorly.  But it was OK because I enjoyed being in the group.  Other evenings I felt terrible but went to be in the group and was astounded to find I did well.

My enjoyment of being in the group and seeing how they succeeded first hand simply lifted me over my previous difficulties.

b) The other way is to do a short workout at home with the same weights each time that are easy to lift.

My wife really did the right thing.  I was complaining I couldn’t go to the gym and did NO exercise.  I had ONE 15 pound dumbbell at home.  That was really light for me.  At that time I could easily lift twice that much or more in each exercise.

She said that lifting that dumbbell in a regular routine several mornings a week would be far better than doing not exercise.

So, I did it. Much to my surprise, by doing these short sessions first thing in the morning before the demands of the day later, I was able to almost never miss a session..

(I’ve kept gradually getting heavier dumbbells since. I got 25 pounds and then 35 and 40 and then 45 and 50.  Now I’m still that regular but I’m now a good bit stronger too!)

I’ve since seen statistics that show whether you do strength training or brisk walking or jump rope, people who exercise first thing in the morning, tend to exercise more days a week and to keep exercising far more than people who exercise later in the day.

c)  Another way to get into exercise and keep doing it by going with a group is to go to classes with other people.  Sometimes this works for both men and women when such group exercise is offered where they work.

Also, most gyms and health clubs have several kinds of regular classes that are often aimed at women.

These classes are often given in the morning before people work and during the time many people go to lunch or just after work.  Sometimes these places make a deal with nearby businesses to give their employees access to these at discount.

And there is good news just out saying that these classes ALSO help people feel better by quite a bit too:

Medical News Today just had this:

Besides being a great way to start exercising and a way to beat performance anxiety, people who want exercise or fatloss to feel better may do well to exercise in a small or larger group according to this study.

Getting fit with friends may boost life quality

New research suggests that exercising with a group of people rather than on your own brings more mental, emotional, and physical benefits overall.  

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Eating hybrid wheat triggers autoimmune disease….Today's post:  Tuesday, 10-31-2017 

The email that had this information from Dave Asprey at Bulletproof that I thought I’d saved somehow got lost.

I remembered enough to find this on Wikipedia:

“Zonulin (haptoglobin 2 precursor) [1] is a protein that modulates the permeability of tight junctions between cells of the wall of the digestive tract.[2]

It was discovered in 2000 by Alessio Fasano and his team at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

As the mammalian analogue of zonula occludens toxin, secreted by cholera pathogen Vibrio cholerae, zonulin has been implicated in the pathogenesis of coeliac disease and diabetes mellitus type 1.[3]

Gliadin (glycoprotein present in wheat) activates zonulin signaling irrespective of the genetic expression of autoimmunity, leading to increased intestinal permeability to macromolecules.[3][4]”

1.  This means that eating hybrid wheat releases zonulin which can cause IBS and autoimmune disease from your body attacking foods or partly digested foods that this intestinal permeability releases into your blood stream.

Some people do eat hybrid wheat without getting autoimmune disease.

Because IBS & Crohn’s disease and other autoimmune diseases are nasty to have and the drugs to treat them are harmful and life threatening and fattening, it certainly may be prudent to not eat ANY hybrid wheat.

Clearly anyone with any of these conditions should never eat hybrid wheat again!

That said, why do autoimmune diseases happen to some people who eat hybrid wheat and not others?  The several things on this list also may be ways to prevent or help reverse autoimmune disease.

2.  Whole grain hybrid wheat has the same blood sugar surge effect that’s fifty percent MORE than sugar as refined grain hybrid wheat does.  And, it tends to cause heart disease only a bit less than the refined grain does.  Dr William Davis found that people who eat no wheat have even lower heart disease risks.

Worse, since real whole grain wheat flour is a bit chewy and the heavy use of refined has made it so much cheaper, bakers often use nearly half refined when the package says whole wheat or just use 100 percent refined and add brown food coloring.

So, it’s simpler and safer to eat no hybrid wheat.  BUT some people do eat mostly whole grain wheat based foods.  Since this likely releases the gliadin more slowly, it may have less intestinal permeability as a result.

2.   Vitamin D3 not only boosts your killer T cells and protects you against infections, vitamin D3 ALSO boosts regulatory T cells to ensure your T cells don’t attack parts of you. 

Since most people in the US are deficient or even severely deficient in vitamin D3, they are at extra risk if they eat hybrid wheat.  The better news is that it’s safe to take 10,000 iu of vitamin D3 a day as long as you take vitamin K2 with it to have D3 send your calcium to your bones and not elsewhere.

If you take that much D3, eating hybrid wheat is more likely to be safe.  Better, NOT eating any hybrid wheat AND taking that much vitamin D3 can help prevent or maybe help reverse autoimmune diseases.

3.  MSG sharply boosts inflammation and harms your mitochondria.  This also makes it fattening on the same caloric food intake.  Diets that lower inflammation and totally eliminate MSG have been shown to help reverse MS, an autoimmune disease.

So, people who manage to eat no MSG at all, might be able to eat some small amounts of hybrid wheat without it causing an autoimmune disease.

4.  Clearly it also helps to have strong mitochondria.  People who do may be able to eat some whole grain hybrid wheat.  We know many ways to do this.  The most important one is to NOT take statin drugs because they directly harm your mitochondria. Because of this doing regular vigorous exercises most days of every week which normally boosts mitochondria well, in people who take statins can be harmful and at best does not boost your mitochondria which it would otherwise do.

So if you completely avoid statins and do regular vigorous exercises most days of every week, this will help prevent or reverse autoimmune diseases.

Taking the ubiquinol form of CQ10 and PQQ also help you keep your mitochondria healthy, help grow new ones, and get rid of those too sick to save. So does taking DHA.

5.  Doing such exercises tends to lower inflammation but only because your body operates at a low inflammation level and has enough antioxidants.

6.  Both this and the MSG information suggest that eating in a way that minimizes chronic inflammation and provides multiple antioxidants also helps prevent or reverse autoimmune disease.

The books AntiCancer: A new way of life and the Wahls Protocol describe just such a way of eating that you can upgrade to.

This involves eating no wheat and few grains and NOT using their oils or eating animals fed these grains instead of their natural foods.  It involves mostly eating vegetables and is likely to be more effective and protective if all of the ones you eat are all organic.

This way of eating not only has already been shown to reduce or reverse an autoimmune disease, MS, separate research shows that it tends to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and is quite strong in preventing heart attacks and strokes. 

(Because eating in this way is so much more protective than statins, this is why it’s actually an improvement to not take statins!  No longer ingesting heart attack starters and using this far more effective method is multiple times more protective than statins.)

7.  Women in the early stages of menopause tend to have big surges in chronic inflammation. 

This causes fat gain and often helps cause autoimmune diseases.

Following the low inflammation eating style not only can help directly prevent these things, it makes taking temporary estrogen replacement safe to do.

That means that following the low inflammation eating style and taking temporary estrogen and NOT taking or continuing statins helps prevent or reverse many autoimmune diseases that tend to attack women during perimenopause.

To make this even better, this same set of things ALSO helps prevent osteoporosis and fat gain and migraine headaches and hot flashes too!  

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Double acting way to fatloss.....

Today's post:  Thursday, 10-26-2017

When you have grown up eating some foods that are now known to make you fat and sick; but weren’t known to then, it can be hard to give them up.


And, since they are not yet banned from stores but still sold in almost all of them, it’s harder yet.

But suppose they are now all loaded with a slow acting poison that boosts their fattening effect.

That would mean that if you want to avoid being fatter or to lose fat you keep off, you’d have a powerful extra reason to eat better foods instead.

It means it would be much more important to do as well.

Knowing this could certainly make it easier to motivate yourself to boycott these foods and only eat foods without these very undesirable effects.

Would it help you?

If so this post is for you.

This exact situation is quite real.  There IS a slow poison that tends to make people fat and some other slow poisons that are almost always used with it that also speeds aging and reduces your metabolism to make it even more fattening to consume!

AND, it tends to be in the foods that are most fattening on their own besides!

First check this out!

A.  Some of many reasons to avoid glyphosate and Roundup as close to 100% as you can:

 From: Health Sciences Institute

"If you need any reminders of how this is taking the glyphosate scam too far and why you don't want the stuff anywhere near your family, the World Health Organization announced two years ago that the substance can probably cause cancer.

Research has also found that it interferes with the beneficial bacteria in the GI tract, which can result in depleted essential amino acids and kidney and liver damage.

The chemical has also been found to be a contributing factor in obesity, depression, autism, inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's.”

[Glyphosate, in short, has been found to make you fatter on the same calorie intake.  And, if it makes you depressed you’ll find it harder to make eating upgrades and exercise to make that effect worse!]

“So, starting right now, incorporate these three tips into your shopping routine to reduce your exposure as much as possible:

So, starting right now, incorporate these three tips into your shopping routine to reduce your exposure as much as possible:

#1: Steer clear of the big four GM crops, unless they're organic or labeled as being certified GM free: corn, soy, canola, and sugar made from sugar beets.”

[This is yet another reason to eat far less real sugar since most of it is from GM sugar beets. 

And, those foods and their oils and the fat from animals fed these grains boost your chronic inflammation which tends to make you have aches & pains and be more irritable. 

Besides being a known cause of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease and some cancers, high chronic inflammation also tends to boost obesity.  And this goes double for women just starting menopause.

That means that stopping or almost eliminating these foods and oils in what you eat IS a double acting way to fatloss!]

#2: Buy organic oranges and slice them into quarters instead of drinking juice -- because a just-released study spearheaded by the group Moms Across America has discovered levels of glyphosate in every single sample of orange juice that was tested (including brands like Minute Maid, Tropicana, and private label ones sold at Costco and Vons). Plus that, eating whole fruits is much healthier, as you're also getting the fiber that can help counteract the high sugar content. 

#3: Try to fit as much organically grown food into your diet as you can. We're learning about more and more uses of glyphosate in non-GM foods every day -- for example, it's now reportedly being used on fields before seeds are even planted.

Obviously, it's now become impossible to keep glyphosate out of your diet altogether. But you've got to do everything possible to lower the levels of this chemical your family consumes."

B. More on why glyphosate and Roundup are harmful and what to do to avoid more of them:

"Glyphosate: Why Eating Organic Really Does Matter  By: DAVE ASPREY

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world.[1] It’s the active ingredient in Roundup, the star product of agrochemical giant Monsanto.

Glyphosate tends to divide people. Some say it’s entirely safe, while others swear it’s a deadly toxin. Both sides of the aisle get heated about glyphosate; the result is a tangled web of science and politics that can be messy to navigate.

Here’s the Bulletproof perspective on glyphosate and going organic. The short version of this article is that the Bulletproof Diet recommends all organic food. Why?

To support sustainable farming practices. Sustainable farming practices keep small farmers happy and toxic chemicals out of our soil and water. A diverse crop rotation is more like what nature intended and also

To help build better soil. The soil is made up of trillions of living organisms – or at least it should be. Glyphosate is unquestionably toxic for soil bacteria, killing beneficial bacteria and bugs that help your food grow. Organic food is glyphosate-free and supports healthy soil way more than conventionally-grown food.

Bottom line: If you want to live at full power, keep glyphosate away from your skin, your food, and your soil. Read on for a more in-depth breakdown.

The many dangers of Roundup

In May of 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” They based that classification largely on animal studies that showed that glyphosate caused tumor growth or higher incidence of cancer.

They also talked about conflicting human evidence: one large-scale study found that glyphosate increases risk of cancer, while another similar study found it doesn’t.[2][3]

The WHO investigation also found that glyphosate is probably genotoxic (it causes mutations in DNA) and increases oxidative stress, which triggers inflammation and speeds up aging.

Monsanto (the biggest manufacturer of glyphosate in the world) claimed that the WHO cherry-picked research, ignoring at least a dozen studies showing glyphosate to be non-genotoxic and not carcinogenic…but it came out that all of those studies were funded by either Monsanto or another company in the chemical business.[4]

Glyphosate also mimics estrogen, which could explain why it causes human breast cancer cells to grow in vitro.[5]

Then there’s glyphosate vs. Roundup. Glyphosate was not directly toxic to mitochondria in a study, but Roundup was.[6][7]”  

[Damage to your mitochondria is VERY undesirable because it speeds up aging and makes people slow down more when older; it causes type 2 diabetes, and it reduces your metabolism and contributes to fat gain on the same food intake!]

“And while glyphosate alone is toxic to human placental cells, Roundup does significantly more damage to them.[8]

That begs a good question: all these studies are looking at glyphosate in isolation, but the vast majority of herbicide-treated crops are sprayed with Roundup. What else is in Roundup that hasn’t been studied?

Leaked emails and dirty politics

At least two other compounds in Roundup – nitrosoglyphosate (NNG) and 1,4-dioxane – are probable carcinogens.[9] 

It appears that Monsanto knew these are toxic and tried to hide their toxicity from the EPA.[10] It came out when the company was sued and had to produce internal emails in court..."

"Does going organic make a difference?

It does. Glyphosate accumulates in sprayed food. Organic food, on the other hand, cannot be sprayed with glyphosate/Roundup, and people on an organic diet have significantly lower glyphosate residue in their systems

[I added this underlining!  If you possibly can, only buy organic foods.  And take steps to minimize the foods you eat that are not organic or might contain glyphosate or Roundup.]

Same with cows who don’t eat GMO feed, which is another reason to eat organic, grass-fed meat.[11]  

This is especially important when it comes to protein. The “gly” in glyphosate stands for glycine, the amino acid that makes up your collagen and skin.

Glyphosate gets used to make collagen in animals and people for this reason, meaning that when you eat non-organic meat, especially bone broth or collagen powder, you’re getting whatever dose of glyphosate was incorporated into the animal.

Stick to meat and collagen from 100% grass-fed cows – no glyphosate-soaked grain in their food supply."  

[I added the bolding here. It certainly suggests that making bone broth should only be done with bones from cows fed a 100% grass fed diet.  Mercifully Whole Foods has been selling beef bones from cows fed a 100% grass fed diet.  

Bulletproof sells collagen products also from cows fed a 100% grass fed diet. 

That means Bulletproof that Dave Asprey founded does make money when it's sold.  But since glyphosate and Roundup likely ARE harmful and important to avoid, this is an ethical and beneficial service.]

C. The evidence that hybrid wheat, as over 90% of the growers grow it, contains glyphosate and Roundup is inconsistent.  Apparently some do and some do not.

But such farmers likely at least spray Roundup on nearby fields or plant the wheat in fields that were once sprayed with it.  

So between the insecticides used and that amount of glyphosate and Roundup and the harm of hybrid wheat; the excessive omega 6 oils in a high intake of it; and the bigger blood sugar surge than sugar of eating it, means that for anyone who wants to lose fat or keep it off, the best intake of it is zero!

And, refined grain hybrid wheat is also in many, many foods loaded with the other ingredients that are known to contain glyphosate or Roundup.

These foods on their own are high in grain oils and sugar and high fructose corn syrup and even hydrogenated oils and MSG.

So avoiding all hybrid wheat and the foods that contain it or very close to it, also IS a double acting way to fatloss!  

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