Why we want junk food!

Calories = Survival

Bingeing on rich food is a genetic holdover from the days of hunter-gatherers. Our brains are hardwired to fixate on foods with tons of calories. It’s a survival mechanism. Eating as many calories as possible, whenever possible, allowed our ancestors to store calories for lean times. That approach worked well for 2.4 million years, but today it’s making us diseased and fat.

That’s because our brain related eating behavior has not evolved much over the last 2.5 million years, but our food environment has evolved into a junk and agriculturally unhealthy processed and junk food culture. With the exception of the last 10,000 years, people only ate animals they could hunt and wild-plants they could gather. Imagine if you could only eat what you caught or picked! The variety of foods hunter-gatherers ate paled in comparison to the 40,000 different food items we can buy in the average big-box grocery store today.

And while we have easy access to food 24/7, hunting and gathering was hard work. Early humans exercised enormously when acquiring their food, so they needed to eat high-calorie foods to offset the loss. The average hunter-gatherer got up to 60 percent of his calories from animal foods, such as muscle meat, fat, and organ meat, and the other 40 percent from plants.

That balance between protein and carbohydrates in the diet is where the problem lies, but it’s not what you think. Plant foods that more closely resemble what our ancestors ate are the Only Carbs you can eat in a healthy diet. Hunter-gatherers ate fruit, tubers and seeds and nuts, full of vitamins and minerals, and disease- and weight-busting colorful phytochemicals. Whole foods have all the right information and turn on all the right genes.

During the last 10,000 years we saw the advent of both agriculture and industrialization. And today, 60 percent of our calories come from things that hunter-gatherers wouldn’t even recognize as food. The bulk of those items—cereal grains, fizzy drinks, refined oils and dressings—are simple carbohydrates. The result is a obesity and diabetes.

When you eat simple carbohydrates, within seconds,blood sugar starts to rise. To counter the increase in sugar, the body releases insulin which unlocks the cells and allows sugar to enter. Eventually, from eating too much sugar, the cellular locks get worn down from overuse and insulin loses its ability to easily open the cellular door. And this cycle leads to a dangerous condition called insulin resistance. Insulin resistance—at the root of diabesity—causes you to gain belly fat, raises your blood pressure, causes cholesterol issues, makes you infertile, kills your sex drive, makes you depressed, tired, and demented, and even causes cancer.

Luckily there are ways to rewire the primitive parts of your brain by making good food choices. Here are 3 ways to get started.

1. Eat regular small protein and good fat based healthy meals to balance blood sugar.

Blood sugar highs and lows drive primitive food cravings. If you get famished between meals, that’s a sign that your blood sugar is crashing. When blood sugar is low, you’ll eat anything.

2. Eliminate fizzy drinks and artificial sweeteners.

Try sticking to green tea which contains plant chemicals that are good for your health. And, last but not least, don’t succumb to the artificially sweetened diet drinks. The artificial sweeteners in diet drinks fool the body into thinking it is ingesting sugar, which creates the same insulin spike as regular sugar.

3. Drink a high-quality protein shake at breakfast.

Ideally, you’re eating quality protein at every meal, but, if you need to prioritize one meal, choose breakfast. Studies show that waking up to a healthy protein, such as a protein based smoothie help people lose weight, reduce calories and burn calories.
Ultimately, you may not control your genes, but you do control what and how you eat. Taking control and changing your diet, means your brain will no longer cave into the cravings and urgings.

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Secrets in Losing Weight

tape-403592_1280 (1)Have you ever wondered why so many people are having difficulty losing weight these days? It should be easy, shouldn’t it? We’ve given up all the fat in our food, we’ve counted the calories, we’ve substituted artificial sweeteners for high-calorie sugar, we eat lots of fruit, we drink lots of fruit juice, we only eat whole grains. Isn’t this exactly what we’ve been advised to do for the past couple of decades? Was this the stern advice that we received from our doctors and nutritionists? Exactly. So what went wrong? How come everybody suddenly seems to have piled on an unbelievable amount of weight and the world is witnessing a massive increase in diabetes, heart disease, inflammatory problems and a disturbing list of other unpleasant conditions and syndromes? It’s baffling. It doesn’t make sense. It certainly doesn’t seem fair! But that’s because the advice was wrong. Totally and completely misguided, advice, ill-informed and dangerous for our health and wellbeing. Millions and millions of people are experiencing the daily misery of obesity and most of the weight-loss advice has been woefully misplaced. You can’t blame the doctors and health specialists. They were only following the accepted protocols of their chosen professions. They were only repeating the received wisdom of the health industry. Drugs have been patented to help people control their appetites and their weight. We have surgical procedures to remove excess fat and close off part of the stomach. It’s a major problem and there hasn’t been much of an answer – up until now.

16We are truly blessed to live in a world where pioneering scientists, doctors and dedicated researchers have found the courage to question the ineffective, conventional approaches of yesterday and challenge the old ways of handling obesity. In an age that has seen the genesis of the Functional Medicine movement, we now understand the real nature of the problem and – finally – we can offer hope to everyone that they really can lose their excess weight and keep it off. Forever.

The Functional Medicine revolution always aimed at prevention rather than cure but its discoveries are providing practical measures to combat and defeat an extraordinary array of diseases. Diet plays an important part in supporting many of the therapies and treatments and the research has clearly identified the link between consuming sugars and grains with the rise in obesity. By excluding sugar from the diet, limiting carbohydrate consumption, minimising grains at every mealtime and adding the most surprising element of all to the equation – fat – the body’s metabolism can be naturally reset. So we need more fat to stimulate the body to burn fat. We need to consider sugar as a poison and that includes the sugars in fruit and honey. We need to select natural, unprocessed food whenever possible, add lots of green vegetables to the mix and make sure we’re getting enough protein. The results are nothing short of dramatic.

Untitled4So, after decades of poor advice and a failure to understand the fundamental mechanics of the human metabolism, finally we have the long-awaited answers to our weight problems. The answers might seem obvious to us now but, with the endorsement of a growing body of doctors and scientists, the solution to effective and permanent weight-loss is now easily to hand. And it doesn’t involve drugs, pharmaceuticals or surgical intervention. That surely is a miracle!

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Taking care of your health and wellbeing

vegetable-755723_1280Why don’t more of us believe that we can take care of our health and wellbeing problems? There are countless examples in the world of people opting for surgery rather than dealing with their physical problems with a measure of discipline and a splash of will power. Many years ago, for example, I met an orthopedic surgeon who stated in the clearest possible terms that most of the back problems that he worked on could be dramatically improved with a simple course in postural correction. But his patients preferred to opt for the risks of surgery, something that our surgeon friend considered as a bizarre sign of madness. We know that we can safely release many back problems without surgical intervention but we still encounter this disturbing attitude that demands that someone else to do the work for us. This also seems to be highly relevant to the world of weight loss.

To be fair, the weight loss industry generates billions of Dollars every year in turnover and it has to be considered as a business. The slimming products, the pills, the powders, the potions all generate a vast amount of revenue. They were not created as a charitable act of goodwill to combat the explosion in obesity rates. They were made to make money. Period. And the marketing efforts that push these products under our noses at every turn may be providing a disservice to overweight people because the answer to natural weight loss is much simpler and a lot less expensive than most people realise.

When we grasp the significance of the latest research into the human metabolism, we can see so clearly that by restricting grain consumption, eliminating sugars and limiting dairy consumption, we can restore a natural balance to our bodies that will trigger extremely effective fat-burning and a quite extraordinary increase in our mental and physical energy levels. This is not some miracle cure that comes in a conveniently packaged bottle of pills or powders. This is your body returning to its natural state of optimum functioning, a perfectly balanced condition where excess fat is burned off and all those nasty side effects such as bloating, skin rashes, discomfort, constipation and a host of other, ompletely avoidable conditions are eliminated forever.

51xOMgWEeJL._SX352_BO1,204,203,200_Rather than buying a lifetime’s supply of ineffective snake-oil cures, a healthy approach to eating well, knowing you can eat as much as your body needs, will promote natural and surprisingly rapid excess weight loss whilst enhancing your health and wellbeing. The miracle is that we truly understand so much more today about how the body really works and we can use that knowledge to restore balance and health to our bodies, quietly, gently, swiftly and efficiently, succeeding without the need for surgery, interventions, starvation diets or crazy diets. That surely deserves the title of miracle!

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Paleo Diets: The New Paleo PKE Diet: Paleo-Keto-Epigenetic Diet Revolution

51xOMgWEeJL._SX352_BO1,204,203,200_There’s never been a better time to be alive than during this present era when medical research and technological developments have improved the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet there is still an epidemic in obesity rates and people are suffering from diseases and medical conditions that are essentially a product of the modern, western lifestyle. How could this happen? How can we know and understand so much about the human body yet still suffer from a disturbing increase in diabetes, cancers, heart disease and a host of other ailments that degrade the quality of our lives? The answer lies in our lifestyle choices and, in particular, in our choice of food.

The recent revolution in medical science that stems from the pioneering work of doctors and scientists in the field of Functional Medicine has demonstrated the connection that exists between environmental factors and genetic responses. In other words, if our genes are capable of being switched on and off by everything from air pollution to contamination in our food and water supplies, we now recognise that we can exercise far greater control over our bodies than we previously thought possible. And one of the best places to start is with our food.

The hidden problems with large scale grain consumption have only recently been recognised. The fact is that humans have not adapted very well to consuming grains in our daily diet. The gluten that can be found in grains, especially the hybrid varieties that are present in the modern generation of high-yield wheat, produce an inflammatory response in humans that can lead to a disturbing catalogue of unpleasant health conditions. For berans blogThe answer to this problem is wider ranging than simply avoiding gluten. When we examine our digestive systems and understand the nutritional needs of our bodies, we can obviously choose to exclude substances that are potentially harmful to our long-term health. The intelligent option then is to choose food types that support our wellbeing as well as the optimum functioning of our digestive systems. Research points us clearly in the direction of the food choices of our distant ancestors, which means a significant reduction in grain and carbohydrate consumption and a surprising increase in the use of healthy fats. This reflects a much healthier way of eating and supports a natural metabolic response that encourages fat-burning. So we eat healthy, nutritious, natural and delicious food without worrying about counting calories – and we burn off those unwanted pounds! Sounds like the perfect combination of smart nutrition and a range of phenomenal health benefits and that’s the primary reason why the PKE Diet is sparking an exciting revolution in medical and nutritional circles. Because, exactly as the researchers predicted, it really works.

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STEVIA the Best Sugar Substitute

images (2)One of the frequent areas of controversy that I come across when talking about healthy eating is the subject of sugar. There are still plenty of people who claim that sugar is not harmful to the human metabolism and that it can still be safely consumed, perhaps in moderation, without any adverse physical health risks. Some people express themselves with the kind of certainty that is completely blind to the years of painstaking and thorough research that condemns sugar as a toxic and addictive substance, however sweetly seductive the advertising might be that promotes ‘healthy’ forms of sugar. Perhaps it’s not surprising that the world is experiencing an explosion in obesity rates and an alarming increase in Type 2 diabetes. Obesity is widely regarded as a strong risk factor for contracting diabetes. The logical response to these problems is to reduce sugar consumption to a minimum. And that also means is that we need to reduce our consumption of fruits, especially fruit juices, honey and carbohydrates. The only sweetening agent that seems to have escaped the condemnation of research scientists is the naturally occurring Stevia plant which is seen more and more as a healthy and zero calorie alternative to all the processed sugars and artificial sweeteners that are used so abundantly in the processed food industry. The more sugar you consume, the more problems your body will develop and we can now see a disturbing increase in the number of children who are either pre-diabetic or who experiencing the fully developed version of the disease. A change in diet and a light exercise programme can work wonders even for those who have already been diagnosed with the Type 2 diabetes that accounts for some 95% of sufferers.

stevia-sugar-substituteAs a species, humans have not adapted successfully to the amount of sugar that typically makes up the western diet. Cut down or cut it out and prepare to be amazed at the changes you’ll see in your body when you take sugar out of your daily dietary equation. It’s known as sweet, white and deadly for a good reason.

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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.


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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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