How the Latest Research in Epigenetics Helps YOU

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Would you like to improve your health and cut down the risk of future illness? The answer we’re expecting is a resounding ‘Yes!’ but is there a simple and effective way to boost your health, restore natural energy levels and reduce the risk of disease?

One of the most helpful conclusions from the rapidly evolving science of Functional Medicine is that our intestinal health plays a much bigger role in our overall wellbeing than was ever previously imagined. The complex colonies of bacteria that exist in the gut are responsible for breaking down our food and ensuring our bodies receive all the vital nutrients that promote energy, vitality, health and general well being. And this is exactly where the modern diet of highly processed food hits us hardest. Imbalances in the intestinal flora, caused by our unhealthy diet choices, can result in colonies of hostile bacteria, viruses, fungal outbreaks and mould. All in the gut!

blog1This hostile environment often results in weaknesses in the intestinal wall leading to tiny ruptures through which the hostile bacteria release their toxins – right into the bloodstream. Our immune systems have to fight this constant invasion of toxins leaking into the bloodstream and Functional Medicine has pinpointed this problem as one of the leading causes of serious illness in the human body. An overburdened immune system can’t always deal with the kinds of diseases that should be its main priority because it’s constantly challenged by the problem of micro-porosity in a damaged or leaky gut. The answer can be found in a change of diet and this is where Functional Medicine offers extraordinary hope for the future.

Do you feel you have enough energy to get through the day? Most people don’t seem to have enough energy to get out of bed in the morning! But what if the whole energy problem could be connected to diet? What if a simple change in diet could re-charge our batteries and give us the energy our bodies need to power us through the day?

The answer is much easier than you might think. All we need to do is take a good look at how our bodies have developed over the past couple of hundred thousand years and understand how we evolved to choose foods that were super healthy for us, foods that our bodies evolved to thrive on, foods that could give us all the energy we needed plus a powerful sense of inner wellbeing. The most natural diet we can choose today reflects our ancient heritage and our digestive preference for the most natural, unprocessed food that we can find. blog2The answer lies in the Paleo diet, a perfect connection to the way our bodies adapted to our environment over uncounted millennia. Now you can give your body the fuel it craves. Now you can finally undo the damage of the modern, grain-rich diet and discover a whole new level of wellbeing. Wake up feeling refreshed. Burn off those unwanted pounds.

Feel the buzz of your body’s renewed and fully charged batteries. Get on the Paleo programme today and feel the difference. Your body deserves it!

Following the principles of the Paleo Diet and eating lots of fresh, raw vegetables is one of the most effective ways to flush out the hostile bacteria and restore natural balance to the digestive system. In time, the damaged lining to the intestines will heal and the body will begin to function the way it should, thus dramatically reducing the probability of developing the serious diseases that are the result of a highly processed diet. This preventative approach to general health issues is clearly the future of medicine.

Paleo Bible BookThe revolutionary Paleo Diet concept has stirred up a great deal of controversy, challenging the old dietary orthodoxy of a grain-rich diet that valued whole-grains as an important source of dietary fibre. As the latest research programmes enter the public domain and offer evidence to inform the debate, we find that the habits and opinions of an older generation remain stubbornly attached to our food choices, as if the dietary views of yesteryear were somehow still valid. But time and science have moved on. Thanks to rigourous research we now have a much clearer and deeper understanding of how the human digestive system functions and we’ve finally recognised the inflammatory influence of grains, sugars, dairy products and processed foods in general. We’ve been brought up on a diet of salty, sweetened, fatty foods that have sparked a revolution in obesity, heart disease, cancers and a singularly unpleasant list of health issues. The Paleo Regime seeks to redress the balance, to restore normal digestive functioning, to relieve our over-taxed immune systems and put natural and vibrant well being within the compass of our daily experience.

The problem is that we tend to resist change. Change requires effort. It’s much easier to adhere to old ideas, old habits, older protocols because then we don’t have to face the challenge of developing new habits, learning new ways, integrating new behaviours. That’s why most people usually have to be confronted with some kind of crisis before they find the motivation to adopt the necessary changes. The crisis usually shows up as a health problem, prompting us to make lifestyle changes, re-assessing our food choices, giving up harmful and toxic substances. The Paleo Diet can certainly help to overcome disease but one of its great virtues is its capacity to prevent illness before the problem takes hold of our health. That’s why we recommend the Paleo Method as a protective measure to reduce the risk and incidence of potential health problems. Smart nutrition. A natural diet that favours your body’s inherited preferences for the specific food types that promote great health, more energy, enhanced creativity and an abiding sense of total well being.

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Do you ever get a little confused around the subject of fats?

image (7)Do you ever get a little confused around the subject of fats? It’s perfectly understandable because there’s a lot of potential confusion around the subject. For many years, the prevailing wisdom was that we were eating too much fat and that was why people were putting on weight. So the food industry responded with countless numbers of ‘Low Fat’ versions of pretty much everything we ate. And the obesity epidemic marched on unabated. The answer had to be more detailed than just cutting out all fats. Because our bodies need fat for a whole range of health reasons. But not just any fats. We need the right kinds of fat. So how do we work out which fats are good for us?

This is where the Paleo Diet swings into action because the healthiest fats that we can consume, the fats that are essential for metabolising protein and synthesising hormones, are obtained from the kind of natural diet that formed the basis of our remote ancestors’ daily fare. We’re talking about the natural fats that occur in unprocessed foods such as raw seeds and nuts and avocados. Not the hydrogenated fats that are used throughout the processed food industry. Processed fats have been identified as one of the nastier causes of ill health and ballooning weight gain around the world. So we need to eliminate all those processed foods that use hydrogenated fats. And that means 100% elimination! You can get all the alternative nutritional support you need from the unprocessed fats in a handful of raw almonds or macadamias, walnuts, Brazil nuts – the list is truly extensive.
Another great source of natural fats in your diet is the oil that we find in line-caught, deep water fish. Great tasting food and full of the super-nutritional fuel that powers your body to healthier, leaner, fitter levels of wellbeing. And let’s not forget the benefits of lean game, a fabulous source of essential protein and healthy fats all served up in a nutrient-charged package of mouth-watering goodness. So once you realise that processed fats are slowing killing you, you can turn your health around with the right nutrition, the smart use of healthy fats and by avoiding all those highly processed toxic fake foods that form the staple of the modern Western diet.

So fats are essential for our health but we need to exclude all processed fats from our shopping lists and let the naturally beneficial, life-supporting super nutrients of the Paleo Diet do all the hard work for us.

Bon appetit!

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Do you have a sweet tooth?

imageDo you have a sweet tooth? Do you find sweet things irresistible? Most of us have a weakness for sugary flavours but there’s a small problem with this apparently innocent indulgence. Our bodies don’t have a cut-off switch to tell us when we’ve consumed enough. It makes sense because sugary foodstuffs were quite rare in the natural world.

Our distant ancestors didn’t come across sugar-loaded foodstuffs very often. And when they did, they got an instant rush of energy from the small amounts they’d find. Sugar-rich food was rare. So our bodies didn’t develop a mechanism to stop us from consuming too much. You can see the problem immediately. We haven’t adapted successfully to a sugar-rich diet. And processed food today often contains alarming quantities of sugar. It’s added to so many foodstuffs that we could fill an encyclopedia listing everything from bread to canned vegetables to processed fruit. It’s everywhere. No wonder we’re experiencing an obesity epidemic. And the concentrations of sugar cause havoc to the intestinal flora that’s responsible for healthy digestion.

So what’s the answer? Well, it’s a tough one. The first response is to start eating natural, unprocessed food. The second response to the problem is much harder. You need to quit sugar for three days and re-set your insulin levels. That means complete abstinence – which can be surprisingly uncomfortable! – to re-calibrate your metabolism and get your insulin back to normal. It takes three days but the results are totally worthwhile. Your cravings diminish as your insulin levels settle down to normal functioning. You may find you simply don’t feel like eating sweet things. As you cut down on your sugar intake, your body starts to function as it was intended and the unwanted pounds start to drop off. You get more energy as you metabolise your food more efficiently. You start to feel so much better. You start to feel more human!

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Obesity is the body’s reaction to living an unnatural life

I’ve got some surprising news for you. Are you ready? OK. Here we go. Humans did not evolve to be obese. That’s right.

IMG_1270Obesity is the body’s reaction to living an unnatural life, to feeding on highly processed foods, to enduring unrelenting stress and to sitting for too long without moving. The clues have always been with us. We only have to look at our evolutionary history to see how our bodies have developed over hundreds of thousands of years to maximise our chances of survival. We are totally equipped as a species to cover long distances every day in search of food, to survive the potential risks of food shortages and to flourish on a completely natural and unprocessed diet. Times have changed.

Civilisation and population growth are the direct result of the agricultural revolution that sprang up around seven thousand years ago. But in evolutionary terms, that was yesterday. Our twenty-first century bodies are essentially the same as those ancient hunter-gatherer nomads who spread on foot out to colonise the planet in the dim and distant past. Our digestive systems haven’t caught up with all the changes that taken place in our eating habits. Most of us don’t cope well with a grain-rich diet. Many of us are intolerant of dairy products. Just about everyone reacts badly to sugar. These are the staples of our daily fare. And they’re killing us.

The acid test to such a well-researched assertion is to cut out the problem foods for a week, stick to completely natural and unprocessed food, and experience for yourself the difference in your health and well being. Many people are simply shocked at the improvement in their health and energy levels. Once you remove the source of so many inflammatory reactions, your body can start to heal. The weight begins to drop off. Everything starts to get better. You’re on the road to recovery, to a better life and to levels of wellness that you wouldn’t have thought possible.

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Losing weight can be such a challenge!

The Skinny Delicious CookbookLosing weight can be such a challenge! Are you frustrated about those extra, stubborn, unwanted pounds? The modern diet certainly has a lot to answer for. Too many grains. Too much dairy. And way too much sugar. Put those ingredients together and you find the typical western recipe for obesity. And the problem is obviously getting worse.

So how do we fix it? Is there a simple approach to getting back into better shape, an approach that steers clear of fads and fashions diets? Can we kick-start our metabolism and switch on our natural fat-burning potential? Science says ‘Yes!’ The research from the past several decades highlights the problems with consuming grains, dairy products and sugars. Cut them out of the daily eating plan, repair the long-term damage to the gut, eat DELICIOUS , natural food – and your body will take care of the rest. That’s why everyone is so excited about the principles of the Paleo Diet. Eating more like our ancestors. Respecting our evolutionary heritage. Flushing the inflammatory toxins out of our bodies. Restoring the natural balance that revolutionises our health and wellbeing. How do we do it?

It’s so easy! Cut out the food types that our bodies struggle to process and digest. Heal the digestive system. Start to absorb all the essential nutrients that support a really healthy body. Wake up feeling refreshed and energised. Watch the pounds drop off. Your body knows what it needs. We ignore its messages until something goes wrong and then wonder how the problem could have developed. The problem starts on the end of our forks. Get the Paleo Principle into your life today and discover the secrets of real health and wellbeing.

It’s your body. It only deserves the best you can give it.

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Are we destined as a species to become fat?

Is obesity inevitable? Is the only answer to the expanding problem of unwanted weight to be found in tightened corsets and elasticated waistbands?

Clearly the answer is ‘No’!

Humans have adapted to many environmental challenges over the last two hundred thousand years and starvation has been as much of a threat to our survival as disease and predation by hungry carnivores. So we adapted. We developed the useful ability to store fat as a portable source of energy to help us survive in times of food shortages. Food simply wasn’t always available. Starvation has haunted our history since our earliest experiences as hunter-gatherers on the plains of Africa and famine still blights large parts of the world even in the technologically advanced twenty-first century. If there was a surplus, our ancestors could store some of the bounty of a plentiful food supply in the form of fat. So it’s a natural product of our evolution. But the human fat-storage mechanism couldn’t anticipate the huge changes that took place during the agricultural revolution, it couldn’t adapt overnight to the wide-spread consumption of cultivated grains that began some seven to ten thousand years ago. It appears from the evidence that grains have been a major source of inflammation in humans for several thousand years. Grains and our natural inclination to store excess calories as fat have conspired to provoke an explosion in obesity rates.

Our ancestors had to keep moving to find food. We can confront the body’s natural inclination to store fat by reducing grain intake and moving, walking, exercising every day. There’s more to the puzzle than simply cutting out grains and each individual is different but, as a general principle, these two measures can kick start the body’s fat-burning capacity to shed unnecessary extra weight. The Paleo Diet aims to harness the body’s innate abilities to function with optimum efficiency and support a completely healthy and well balanced digestive system.

This is one the great secrets to total physical wellbeing.

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Start your Paleo track

PaleoDo you sometimes feel that your life could be much healthier, more enjoyable and a lot more fun? It’s hard to enjoy life to the full when your health has been compromised and your energy reserves just seem to have evaporated, leaving you feeling tired and listless. And the way we eat plays a big part in how much energy we can have for enjoyment and health.

We’ve spent most of our existence as a species living in the wilds, living on animal protein, roots, nuts and vegetables and the occasional piece of fruit. No, I’m not suggesting that we should abandon our amazing technology and the comforts of civilisation and go back to living in caves! Might be fun for a weekend but that’s not the mission. Our bodies evolved to function very efficiently on that hunter-gatherer diet and we’re now beginning to understand that many ‘modern’ diseases can be traced to the agricultural revolution and our eventual dependence on grains.

Research points the finger at grains and the inflammatory response that results from our grain-rich diet. We became so dependent on wheat, oats, barley, rice that these grains became our staple foods. The problem is that we haven’t adapted to these basic foods and, when we add the corrosive effects of a sugar-rich diet to the equation, we end up with a formula for disease, low energy, extraordinary weight gain and a host of unpleasant side effects. The answer? It really couldn’t be simpler. Eat the way your body evolved to eat and get ready to be astonished at the results. New energy, improved health, unwanted weight loss, clearer skin, longer life – how much incentive do you need? Get on the Paleo track today. The food’s so delicious, your taste buds will sending you Thank You notes. And your body will never be the same again.

Enjoy!

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The Paleo Epigenetic Diet Revolution

unnamedDo you feel you have enough energy to get through the day? Most people don’t seem to have enough energy to get out of bed in the morning! But what if the whole energy problem could be connected to diet? What if a simple change in diet could re-charge our batteries and give us the energy our bodies need to power us through the day?

The answer is much easier than you might think. All we need to do is take a good look at how our bodies have developed over the past couple of hundred thousand years and understand how we evolved to choose foods that were super healthy for us, foods that our bodies evolved to thrive on, foods that could give us all the energy we needed plus a powerful sense of inner wellbeing.

The most natural diet we can choose today reflects our ancient heritage and our digestive preference for the most natural, unprocessed food that we can find. The answer lies in the Paleo diet, a perfect connection to the way our bodies adapted to our environment over uncounted millennia. Now you can give your body the fuel it craves. Now you can finally undo the damage of the modern, grain-rich diet and discover a whole new level of wellbeing. Wake up feeling refreshed.

Burn off those unwanted pounds. Feel the buzz of your body’s renewed and fully charged batteries. Get on the Paleo programme today and feel the difference. Your body deserves it!

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