Author Archives: julie
Author Archives: julie
Miriam Kalamian is a nutrition consultant and ketogenic diet enthusiast whose new book, Keto for Cancer, shows how the ketogenic diet can be used to improve the body’s response to fighting off the disease. Cancer is generally thought of as an older person’s disease.
Though cancer is generally thought of as an older person’s disease, Miriam’s passion for nutrition developed when her four-year-old son was diagnosed with brain cancer. He started with chemotherapy, yet every treatment failed. After learning that a ketogenic diet could slow the growth of brain cancer, Miriam immersed herself in learning and implementing the diet with her son. In three months, his tumor had not only stopped growing, but had actually shrunk.
Miriam discusses the genetic and metabolic aspects of cancer. Plenty of evidence suggests there is a metabolic component to consider beyond genetic causes. Miriam recommends we look at the underlying cause, which is something that has gone wrong at the cellular level. Often this is an accumulation factor, which is why cancer is often seen in older people. Unhealthy eating also promotes inflammation, which creates a perfect environment for cancer and other diseases to progress.
Because the ketogenic diet slows the growth of cancer, Miriam offers three options on how someone can get into ketosis. These include:
Exogenous ketones can be used for therapeutic reasons for epilepsy, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other conditions. They can be beneficial for a pre-workout energy boost and improved mental clarity. However, the real impacts of exogenous products are unknown. Mariam would not recommend using exogenous ketones for weight loss.
Dr. Bruce Fife is a nutritionist, physician, and author of the book, The Stevia Deception. The aim of this book is to give people facts from both sides of the story regarding stevia.
Though stevia is a natural herb, has some safety concerns. First, it may impact reproductive health for both males and females. In fact, it has been used as a contraceptive or to cause an abortion. When eating stevia, insulin is released into the digestive tract. As a result, a Type 2 diabetic may experience issues with the pancreas, as it may become overworked. Stevia also seems to put stress on the liver and kidneys. Some studies have also shown that stevia may cause mutations to the DNA.
When people think of stevia, they think of a healthy plant or herb. However, it’s actually a highly refined, powdered chemical. Anything sold in stores is not pure stevia, but mixed in with other items such as sugars or other chemicals.
Stevia also has the ability to prevent people from getting into ketosis or may kick them out of ketosis when they are currently in it. When stevia is consumed, it triggers the body to take muscle tissue and break it down to produce glucose to store. When this occurs, the liver cannot produce ketones at the same time.
Because all sweeteners share many of the same adverse consequences, including the ability to kick you out of ketosis or lower your ability to get into ketosis, they should be avoided. The best sweetener you can eat is sugar, as each cell in your body knows how to handle sugar. Limiting your added sugar intake to eight teaspoons per day is a good guideline to follow.
To connect with Dr. Bruce Fife or to learn more about The Stevia Deception, visit http://www.piccadillybooks.com.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a board-certified family physician with more than 25 years of experience in nutritional medicine. He is also the author of the new book, Fast Food Genocide.
Dr. Fuhrman explains that fast and processed foods are shortening lives and affecting people’s health at younger ages than ever before. They can cause damage to the brain as well as a host of other negative health implications.
One reason why people rely on fast and processed foods is many do not have access to fresh food. Dr. Fuhrman believes that when people have this nutritional information at their disposal and have access to fresh foods at an affordable price, we all will benefit.
Dr. Fuhrman also speaks about the nutritional density of food. Real foods contain micronutrients in addition to macronutrients. When micronutrient adequacy is achieved in quantity and variation across the spectrum, people do not have as much hunger or cravings and become more in tune instinctually with the number of calories their bodies need. He explains that continuous overeating on the standard American diet actually resembles a form of addiction.
To prevent disease and ensure better health, Dr. Fuhrman encourages people to include GBOMBS in their daily diet; specifically greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries, and seeds. He recommends trying to eat these foods every day, as they will work synergistically to prevent cancer and other diseases and health conditions. The Nutritarian diet also includes eating animal products, but Dr. Fuhrman recommends consuming them in a limited fashion.
People don’t realize the incredible health power of consuming these foods in addition to removing the fast and processed foods. You truly can control your health destiny.
To connect with Dr. Fuhrman or to learn more about Fast Food Genocide, visit http://www.drfuhrman.com. To learn more about the Nutritarian Women’s Health Study, visit http://www.NutritionalResearch.org.
Dr. Bruce Fife is a nutritionist, physician, and author of the book, Ketone Therapy. In this book, Dr. Fife discusses the ketogenic concept, which involves consuming a high fat, low carb, and moderate protein diet, and its many benefits.
One of the key benefits of a ketogenic diet includes the production of anti-aging results. Ketones are an alternative source of fuel in place of glucose. This is like putting a clean fuel into your car. As a result, the body is healthier. A ketogenic diet can also reduce chronic inflammation, allowing measures of one’s health to improve dramatically.
Ketosis can also protect and restore vision problems. Research shows that major degenerative eye diseases are associated with high blood sugar levels and insulin resistance. If blood sugar levels can be controlled through the ketogenic diet, you can help prevent or reduce your risk of experiencing these diseases.
Dr. Fife also discusses why ketosis is a great way to approach weight loss. Constant hunger can make a diet seem very difficult. One of the great things about a ketogenic diet is that once your body adapts and starts producing ketones, your hunger is greatly reduced.
Many use keto cycling as the way to find the balance for their own health. Though you can be on a ketogenic diet forever, you do not need to be. In fact, keto cycling may even be a better approach than doing a straight ketogenic diet. The type of cycles depends on your individual needs. Intermittent fasting is another popular approach to ketosis. The simplest application of this might be to fast and eat during restricted times each day. This reduces blood sugar levels and the amount of calories consumed.
Ian Ryan is the mastermind behind the successful podcast, Fearless and Healthy. In this episode, he explains that we will all face tough times throughout our lives, but it’s how we respond that matters.
Ian describes his personal story which led to his ultimate change in mindset. During a 90-day period, his college roommate, grandmother, and brother all passed away. As he took time to heal, he began asking big questions. He felt the need to share his story and help people embrace where they were, overcome their struggles, and make something out of their lives.
As he was able to do, Ian believes that we have to make tough decisions during low points of adversity. We can use these moments as a catalyst to step into a bigger vision.
In Ian’s experience, he began helping people and stepping out into the community to do good. He used this experience as a springboard to move to San Diego and launch his podcast. He ultimately realized that he had been living much of his life in his comfort zone, playing it safe.
Ian explains that a lot of people wait for the perfect time in their lives to make a change. Our environment influences our state of mind and can help or hinder us to take action. By putting our energy on what could go right and not what could go wrong, we rewrite the negative self-talk that most people experience. Self-awareness and accountability are key factors to success.
To connect with Ian Ryan, learn more about his podcast, Fearless and Healthy, or his Unplugged Retreat, visit http://www.fearlessandhealthy.com. You can also take the Fearless and Healthy Challenge at http://www.fearlessandhealthy.com/challenge and go through various guided meditations.
Dr. Partha Nandi is a physician, leading patient advocate, and author of the new book entitled, Ask Dr. Nandi. In his book, Dr. Nandi emphasizes the importance of making health a top priority and becoming one’s own health hero.
Dr. Nandi discusses several aspects that people should focus on while becoming their own health hero. These include:
The personal toll of dieting is also discussed. The stress of being deprived all the time also increases stress hormones, which increases inflammation. Working out excessively while not maintaining adequate nutrition is a recipe for disaster.
Dr. Nandi recommends that people know their food. To do this, he recommends eating whole, self-prepared foods. Make choices that you generally like to eat so it’s more of a lifestyle than a diet. Avoid overeating by stopping when you are 2/3 full.
Dr. Nandi also talks about rhabdo, a condition where muscles break down after being overworked by excessive exercise. Your body will tell you when it is working too much. Instead of engaging in extreme physical activity, make movement a part of your daily life.
To connect with Dr. Nandi or to learn more about his book, Ask Dr. Nandi, visit http://www.askdrnandi.com.
Mollie Tunitsky is the author of a new book entitled The Low FODMAP Diet for Beginners. In this book, Mollie explains how people can take their health into their own hands and resolve troubling stomach issues through the healing power of food.
As someone who suffered from IBS for years before finding the Low FODMAP diet, Mollie is passionate about helping others improve their gut health through adjusting their diet. She talks about the four primary stomach concerns that people face, including irritable bowel syndrome, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s and Colitis, and gluten intolerance. All of these concerns can be improved through a low FODMAP diet.
The low FODMAP diet is essentially an elimination diet that is designed to determine which foods are causing stomach issues, which often occurs because the foods are not absorbed correctly. The first seven days includes a strict low FODMAP approach. However, many see results within this first week.
Mollie details the main steps to incorporating the Low FODMAP diet:
As the gut heals over time, so will one’s ability to absorb problem foods. As such, Mollie recommends trying problem foods every few months to see if your body is better able to absorb them.
The book contains a shopping list of low and high FODMAP foods, recipes, and meal plans. To learn more about the book, The Low FODMAP Diet for Beginners, or to connect with Mollie Tunitsky, visit http://www.fitfabfodmap.com. All pre-order profits collected before October 10 will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.