Mainstream Nutrition Has Failed… Miserably forskolin

Posted: 10 Aug 2013 07:00 AM PDT forskolin Avis

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Did you know that some of the biggest killers today were incredibly rare in the past?

Back in the day, we used to die from childbirth, infectious disease, accidents… that kind of stuff.

Today, most people are dying from the so-called “diseases of affluence.”

These include obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain forms of cancer and a few others.

Many non-industrial populations that eat a natural diet do NOT have most of these diseases.

These populations can’t even read, yet are somehow much healthier than Westerners (1, 2, 3).

It seems pretty clear that there is something in the environment that has changed, because these diseases are relatively new and genes take a much longer time to evolve.

Right now, everything is pointing towards the foods we eat being significant contributors to all those diseases.

When non-industrual populations adopt a Western diet, they get sick (4). When sick people on a Western diet adopt a non-industrial diet, they get healthier (5, 6).

However, most nutritionists and the mainstream health organizations still recommend that we eat a modern, industrial diet that has repeatedly been proven to be ineffective.

Not only that, but they are also blaming these modern diseases on the traditional foods (like red meat) that have sustained humans for hundreds of thousands of years!

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6 Reasons Why Eggs Are The Healthiest Food on The Planet

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 07:00 AM PDT

boy eating a fried egg Authority Nutrition   6 Reasons Why Eggs Are The Healthiest Food on  The Planet From: Authority NutritionEggs are so nutritious that they’re often referred to as “nature’s multivitamin.”

They also have unique antioxidants and powerful brain nutrients that many people are deficient in.

Here are 6 reasons why eggs are among the healthiest foods on the planet.

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by Kris Gunnars

A few months ago, I read a book called The Art and Science of Low-Carbohydrate Living.

The authors are two of the world’s leading researchers on low-carb diets.

Dr. Jeff S. Volek is a Registered Dietitian and Dr. Stephen D. Phinney is a medical doctor.

These guys have performed many studies and have treated thousands of patients with a low-carb diet.

According to them, there are many stumbling blocks that people tend to run into, which can lead to adverse effects and suboptimal results.

To get into full-blown ketosis and reap all the metabolic benefits of low-carb, merely cutting back on the carbs isn’t enough.

If you haven’t gotten the results you expected on a low-carb diet, then perhaps you were doing one of these 5 common mistakes.

1. Eating Too Many Carbs

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There is no clear definition of exactly what constitutes a “low carb diet.”

Some would call anything under 100-150 grams per day low-carb, which is definitely a lot less than the standard Western diet.

A lot of people could get awesome results within this carbohydrate range, as long as they ate real, unprocessed foods.

But if you want to get into ketosis, with plenty of ketoness flooding your bloodstream to supply your brain with an efficient source of energy, then this level of intake may be excessive.

It could take some self experimentation to figure out your optimal range as this depends on a lot of things, but most people will need to go under 50 grams per day to get into full-blown ketosis.

This doesn’t leave you with many carb options except vegetables and small amounts of berries.

Bottom Line: If you want to get into ketosis and reap the full metabolic benefits of low-carb, going under 50 grams of carbs per day may be required.

2. Eating Too Much Protein

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Protein is a very important macronutrient, which most people aren’t getting enough of.

It can improve satiety and increase fat burning compared to other macronutrients (1).

Generally speaking, more protein should lead to weight loss and improved body composition.

However, low-carb dieters who eat a lot of lean animal foods can end up eating too much of it.

When you eat more protein than your body needs, some of the amino acids in the protein will be turned into glucose via a process called gluconeogenesis (2).

This can become a problem on very low-carb, ketogenic diets and prevent your body from going into full-blown ketosis.

According to Volek and Phinney, a “well-formulated” low-carb diet should be low-carb, high-fat and moderate protein.

A good range to aim for is 1.5 – 2.0 grams per kilogram of bodyweight, or 0.7 – 0.9 grams per pound.

Bottom Line: Protein can be turned into glucose via a process called gluconeogenesis and excessive protein consumption can prevent you from getting into ketosis.

3. Being Afraid of Eating Fat

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Most people get the majority of their calories from dietary carbohydrates, especially sugars and grains.

When you remove this energy source from the diet, you must replace it with something or you will starve.

Unfortunately, some people believe that because low-carb is a good idea, then low-fat AND low-carb will be even better. This is a big mistake.

You need to get energy from somewhere and if you don’t eat carbs, then you MUST add in fat to compensate. If you don’t, you will get hungry, feel like crap and eventually give up on the plan.

There’s no scientific reason to fear fat, as long as you choose healthy fats likesaturated, monounsaturated and Omega-3s while keeping the vegetable oils to a minimum and eliminating trans fats.

Personally, my fat intake hovers comfortably around 50-60% of total calories when I strictly stick to a low-carb plan. According to Volek and Phinney, fat around 70% of total calories may be even better.

To get fat into this range, you must choose fatty cuts of meat and liberally add healthy fats like butter, lard, coconut and olive oil to your meals.

Bottom Line: A very low-carb diet must be high in fat, otherwise you won’t be getting enough energy to sustain yourself.

4. Not Replenishing Sodium

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One of the main mechanisms behind low-carb diets is a reduction in insulin levels (34).

Insulin has many functions in the body, such as telling fat cells to store fat.

But another thing that insulin does is to tell the kidneys to hold on to sodium (5).

On a low-carb diet, your insulin levels go down and your body starts shedding excess sodium and water along with it. This is why people often get rid of excess bloat within a few days of low-carb eating.

However, sodium is a crucial electrolyte in the body and this can become problematic when the kidneys dump too much of it.

This is one of the main reasons people get side effects on low-carb diets… such as lightheadedness, fatigue, headaches and even constipation.

The best way to circumvent this issue is to add more sodium to your diet. You can do this by adding more salt to your foods, but if that doesn’t suffice then you can drink a cup of broth every day.

I personally like adding a bouillon cube into a cup of hot water, then drinking it like a soup in a cup. It actually tastes really good and supplies 2 grams of sodium.

Bottom Line: Low-carb diets lower insulin levels, which makes the kidneys excrete excess sodium from the body. This can lead to a mild sodium deficiency.

5. Not Being Patient

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Your body is designed to preferentially burn carbs, if they are available. So if they’re always available, that’s what your body chooses to use for energy.

If you drastically cut back on carbohydrates, the body needs to shift to the other energy source… fat, which either comes from your diet or your body fat stores.

It can take a few days for the body to adapt to burning primarily fat instead of carbs, during which you will probably feel a little under the weather.

This is called the “low carb flu” and happens to most people.

In my experience, this can take about 3-4 days, but full adaptation can take several weeks.

So it’s important to be patient and be strict on your diet in the beginning so that this metabolic adaptation can take place.

Bottom Line: It can take a few days to get past the “low-carb flu” stage and several weeks for full adaptation to a low-carb diet. It is important to be patient.

Take Home Message

I personally believe low-carb diets to be a potential cure for some of the world’s biggest health problems, including obesity and type II diabetes. This is well supported by science (678).

However, just cutting back on carbs isn’t enough to get optimal results.

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Understanding Blood Sugar: The Origin of Cannibalism, Alcoholism, And Rabid Sugar Cravings

By: Shane Ellison, MS

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I began studying medicine to cure myself of hypoglycemia – a disorder which causes blood sugar (pictured above) to fall like an elevator with a snapped cable. It can cause seizures and permanent damage to the nervous system if left untreated. It’s miserable.

I was 14 years old when diagnosed. And even though that was 22 years ago, the medical community is still wildly confused about sugar (glucose) levels and health. Very few are able to properly diagnose today’s blood sugar woes for what they might be; early signs insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and infertility.

As a kid, I thought hypoglycemia would kill me. There are a dozen other ways I’d rather die. First you get dizzy, a sign that the Grim Reaper is closing in. Your world shrinks to focusing on what’s right in front of you as an attempt to stay conscious. Then, uncontrollable hunger sets in – the kind that gives rise to cannibalism if that’s your only option. If you don’t pass out, you’re possessed with “psychoglycemia,” which is an emotional whirlwind of confusion, rage, frustration, anger and desperation. Those around you either get out of your way, or get eaten.

Stealing Candy For The Cure

When my blood sugar registered 47 mg/dL (normal is about 80 to 95 mg/dL, or a bit higher for the elderly) at a routine doctors visit, physicians told my mom to give me “more sugar.” She acted as if “doctors orders” were so special that they should be carved into a plaque and therefore complied by giving me Jolly Ranchers.

It stopped the attacks for a bit. If I failed to carry my new “preventive medicine” with me, I simply ditched school for a trip to the nearest gas station for more. I had less “attacks,” but when they did come on, they hit harder. Eventually, I was stealing candy since I couldn’t keep up financially as a young, jobless teen.

In addition to the sugar cravings, plummeting blood sugar injects enormous cravings for alcohol and nicotine into the brain, which is why abstaining from both without addressing sugar woes is futile.

After a few months, I finally accepted the absurdity of it all. Wouldn’t it be more advantageous to figure out the cause of my low blood sugar, rather than use candy as the cure (early sign of my future as The People’s Chemist)? The doctors insisted there was no cure to hypoglycemia, only something I had to treat when it set in.

I bought a basic biology book. I read it. Then, I applied what I learned.

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Tips For Eating a Healthy Diet on Vacation

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Tips For Eating a Healthy Diet on Vacation

By Cole Millen

Eating healthy on vacation is a challenge for many people. Let’s face it –it can be difficult enough to stick with your diet at home. When vacationing, however, there are all kinds of temptations that are hard to avoid. It’s also easy to rationalize cheating on your diet when on vacation. You can always say, “I’ll start eating healthy again when I’m back home.”

The problem with this is that you can lose ground and develop (or return to) bad habits. Why not make the effort to eat healthy while on vacation? It’s not as hard as you think!

On The Plane

Your challenges begin as soon as you reach the airport. Rather than relying on airplane food, which is generally neither healthy nor tasty, you should eat a good meal prior to your flight. Better yet, before you even get to the airport, as the restaurants at the airport aren’t likely to be very helpful in your quest to eat a nutritious meal.

You should bring some healthy snacks on the plane. Although airplanes are famous for serving peanuts, you’re better off bringing some healthier nuts and dried fruits with you. Almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts and cashews are all good. Eat nuts in moderation, though. While they do contain healthy fats, they are fats all the same.

Eating at the Hotel

Hotels can be precarious when it comes to your diet. Rather than relying on the hotel restaurant, you can find healthier options at a nearby grocery or health food store. Another tip to keep in mind is to steer clear of your minibar. If you want to have a glass of wine with dinner, that’s perfectly fine. Drinking in your hotel room, however, can cause you to drink more than you normally would without giving it much thought. If you decide to order room service, be specific about everything you order, such as type of bread, salad dressing and so forth. This allows you to choose healthier or less fattening options.  You can also make it easier to eat healthier at the hotel by doing some simple cooking. The coffee maker in your room can make healthy items like oatmeal and instant soups.

While this is all extremely helpful, it is still important to ensure that your hotel has the offerings and amenities available to allow you to maintain your healthy lifestyle, after all we are living there for the time being. I have found that a little research goes a very long way in this aspect. On a recent trip of mine I found a great site that offered reviews for Las Vegas hotels regarding their amenities and offerings, as well as the restaurants in the nearby area. This allowed me to plan out my vacation ahead of time and map out the restaurants I wanted to visit while also finding a hotel with a complete fitness center within! A little research like this can allow you to eat nutritiously and deliciously on vacation.

Tips For Eating Out

You must be very conscious about what you order in restaurants, whether you’re at home or on vacation. Naturally, you should choose the type of restaurants that you and any companions prefer. However, you should also look for some clues that help you determine how healthy they are. First off, avoid chain restaurants, as the food tends to be less fresh and have lower quality ingredients. Instead you should seek out restaurants with a diverse menu. This will allow a much greater chance at finding something on the menu that is healthy without sacrificing flavor. Seafood restaurants often have extremely healthy options. Seafood are generally a very clean form or protein and not high in fat. Just make sure that what you get isn’t saturated in butter when you order. Also, to prevent yourself from gorging on your entire meal, order a soup and/or salad before the entree so you’re not starving. This will keep your belly from rumbling while waiting for your main course. Another trick to keep in mind is to eat a small, healthy snack prior to arriving at the restaurant. Eating a handful of nuts or a piece of fruit will curb your appetite so you don’t splurge on carbs.

Conclusion: Vacations Don’t Have to be Unhealthy

These are just a few tips to help you eat healthier while on vacation. In general, it’s wise to remain aware of your eating habits wherever you go. Don’t use vacations as an excuse to abandon your healthy diet. You’ll feel (and look) better when you get home if you follow this advice!

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