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Dr. Sarah Myhill is an accomplished physician and the author of multiple books, including her new book The PK Cookbook, which focuses on the paleo ketogenic diet. Dr. Myhill views this paleo-ketogenic diet as the starting point for treating many medical conditions.
Dr. Myhill explains that we live in a world where we are driven to eat because of addiction, comfort eating, and convenience. Though these vicious cycles can lead to a downward spiral, we can correct it through thoughtful and healthy eating. The difficulty lies in convincing people to make the change, as they can’t always see the bigger picture.
With the paleo ketogenic diet, you can eat anything; it’s all about the amount. Certain foods with less than 5% carbohydrates are ideal, as it is difficult to overeat on those foods. This includes foods such as green vegetables, some nuts, and avocado. With other foods, one must be somewhat cautious and other foods are safer to avoid, especially if you are easily addicted to food.
Dr. Myhill discusses the distinction between good fats and bad fats. Cooking with saturated fats is better because they retain their shape. Oils are liquid at room temperature and are curvaceous. When heated or hydrogenated, they can flip into a trans fat, which can be detrimental to one’s health. Dr. Myhill recommends cooking with saturated fats and using oils cold.
Dr. Myhill’s book, The PK Cookbook, also includes a recipe for paleo-keto bread where linseed, water, and salt are the only ingredients. This is critical for those who might otherwise avoid the paleo-keto diet because of their love for bread.
To connect with Dr. Sarah Myhill or to learn more about The PK Cookbook, visit http://www.drmyhill.co.uk.
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.
Britt Brandon is a certified personal trainer, nutrition specialist, and author of Activated Charcoal for Health. In this book, Britt explains that activated charcoal is a natural agent that offers many health benefits throughout daily life. Though it is regularly available, it is not yet readily used.
Britt describes activated charcoal as a granulated powder, though it can be used in a variety of forms. The key is to purchase it from providers that sell quality versions of the product. Though there are ways to make it at home, Britt would not recommend doing so.
Activated charcoal is so useful because of its propensity to cling to things and its ability to act as a cleansing agent. It binds to anything that is a chemical or a foreign body and flushes it from the body. Britt notes that it is important to consume charcoal at appropriate intervals to ensure that any supplements or medication you take are not flushed as a result.
The book details many of the benefits and uses of activated charcoal. First, activated charcoal is especially helpful in improving cholesterol levels and preventing heart disease, as all toxins are removed from the body and it is able to operate in an optimized state. Activated charcoal can also help to improve cognitive function, remove stain deposits on teeth, and minimize varicose veins, just to name a few.
A charcoal detox is another topic of discussion. While this can be helpful, it needs to be implemented hand in hand with other healthy lifestyle implementations such as a cleaner diet or more physical activity. It cannot be used as the “end all, be all,” but rather used in addition to healthy everyday choices.
To connect with Britt Brandon or to learn more about Activated Charcoal for Health, visit http://www.ultimatefitmom.com or send her an email at email@example.com.
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.
On episode 280 fo the 40+ Fitness Podcast, we meet Dr. Dean Sherzai and discuss his new book, The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age.
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