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  1. Added Sugar Ruins Good Food!

To improve the taste of processed foods, producers often add sugar to them. This type of sugar is known as added sugar.

Common types of added sugar include table sugar (sucrose) and syrups, such as high-fructose corn syrup.

Everyone knows that eating too much added sugar is unhealthy.

While some think sugar is a simple matter of “empty” calories, others believe it increases the risk of diseases that kill millions of people each year. (Dr. Newdell is one of those other people.)

It is definitely true that added sugar contains empty calories. There are no nutrients in it, other than sugar. As a result, basing your diet on products high in added sugar may contribute to nutrient deficiencies.

But there's more. There are many other risks associated with excessive sugar intake.

Added sugar is being implicated as a leading cause of obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This was actually recognized in the 1930's but no one wanted to hear it or print it. Now that 36.5% of Americans are considered to be "obese" someone is finally paying attention.

Rough calculation of the prevalence of obesity in adults aged 18 years and over in ASEAN countries shows the following levels: Indonesia 28%, Cambodia 50.20%, Laos 20.9% Class I or Class II Obesity, Malaysia 15.4%, Myanmar 8.4%, Singapore 44.1%, Thailand 12.7%, Vietnam 2.53%, Brunei Darussalam 29.5%.

The high fructose content of added sugar is often blamed.

This is because fructose is metabolized strictly by the liver. High fructose intake is linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, insulin resistance, elevated triglycerides, abdominal obesity and high cholesterol over time..

However, the role of fructose in disease is controversial and scientists do not fully understand how it works.

Added sugar provides empty calories and is believed to be a leading cause of diseases that kill millions of people each year.

  1. Omega-3 Fats Are Crucially important. Most Don’t Get Enough

Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely important for the proper functioning of the human body.

For example, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid derived from animals, makes up about 10–20% of the total fat content in the brain.

A low intake of omega-3 is associated with a lower IQ, depression, various mental disorders, heart disease and many other serious diseases.

Consider: A woman with a baby in gestation is not eating a healthy diet. The child is born and may have serious mental deficiencies. The child might also have deformities or bad eyesight, bad hearing, or serious central nervous system disorders.

As the child grows we note the jaw is not large enough to hold all the teeth and really there's nothing dentists can do to make a major improvement.

The child as a grown man may have various proclivities toward criminal behavior. All of these have been either theorized or observed  I observed this with a neighbor's cat. the neighbor was poor and not particularly intelligent. They fed the kitten whatever leftovers they had from a fast food shop they visited each evening for dinner.

I was invited into the apartment once and the kitten was much too thin and was actually crying out, a plaintive "rescue me" sort of call.  He got big enough to come next door to my place and I told the neighbor he and my kitten liked to play together so she allowed it. I let them both eat a good quality commercial dry cat food.

The hungry male grew to be a big cat but behaved like he was "mentally deficient."

He was friendly and I loved him, but he was just sort of lost, confused, stupid and a danger to himself. Eventually he went through a fence onto the street and was struck by a truck and died.

I blame poor nutrition for most of this problem. If it happens with cats (whose physiology is very similar to humans) it will happen with humans too.

Poor, uneducated women who know nothing about nutrition should be given more access to free birth control.

I am NOT on the side of "the globalists" but I see the logic to promoting pregnancy for those who can afford it.

Everyone may be biologically able to reproduce but that doesn't mean they should be producing children for whom they are unable to provide.

A society with lack of resources and lack of morally upright behavior is a society destined to self-destruction.

Three types of Omega-3 fats

There are three main types of omega-3 fats: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

ALA comes mostly from plant oils, while the best sources of EPA and DHA are fatty fish, fish oils and certain algal oils. Other good sources of EPA and DHA are grass-fed meat and omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs.

The plant form, ALA, needs to be transformed into DHA or EPA to function correctly in the human body. However, this conversion process is inefficient in humans.

Therefore, it is best to eat plenty of foods high in DHA and EPA.

A large part of the population is not getting enough omega-3 fats from their diet. Avoiding a deficiency in these essential fatty acids may help prevent many diseases.

  1. There Is No Perfect Diet for Everyone

All of us are unique. Subtle differences in genetics, body type, physical activity and environment can affect which type of diet you should follow.

Some people do best on a low-carb diet, while others are better off on a vegetarian high-carb diet.

The fact is, what works for one person may not work for the next. Many diets have been published considering body type, blood type, ethnicity, and other options. 

To figure out what you should do, experiment with mostly vegetable, or mostly protein. Add in exercise. I am confident that MOST of us need mostly green vegetables, a small amount of meat, fish, fowl, or eggs daily, and we'll find a weight set point where we'll hover most of our lives.

The best diet for you is one you like and that that reaches a weight you like. You should like what you see in the mirror and have plenty of energy and be comfortable. That may include taking an anti-parasite medicine or herbs for a while, but eventually you should find what makes you feel and look well.

  1. Artificial Trans Fats  or hydrogenated fats Are Very Unhealthy

Trans fats are formed as a side product when vegetable oils are hydrogenated.

Food producers often use hydrogenation to harden vegetable oils for use in products such as margarine.

Because trans fats have been linked with poor health, margarine free of trans fats is becoming increasingly common. However that is no guarantee that any sort of margarine is healthy for you.

A high intake of hydrogenated oils is associated with various chronic diseases, such as abdominal obesity, inflammation and heart disease, to a name a few.

I recommend you avoid trans fats as if your life depended on it, because it does. It may be pretty, golden brown, crunchy and salty but that does not mean it's good for you. Smoking salted tobacco is probably not very good for you either.

Trans fats form in chemically processed oils and are linked to all sorts of chronic diseases. Avoid them.

  1. Eating Vegetables Will Improve Your Health

Vegetables are good for you.

They are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and an endless variety of trace nutrients that science has just begun to uncover.

Eating vegetables is associated with improved health and a lower risk of disease.

Eating a variety of vegetables each day was common 300,000 years ago and it is today in farming communities and among jungle dwellers. Vegetables provide many health nutrients, some of which are still unclassified. They are fulfilling and add variety to your diet. 

Vegetables are rich in all sorts of nutrients. Eating vegetables each day is associated with improved health and a lower risk of disease.

  1. It Is Critical to Avoid a Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is a unique vitamin that actually functions as a hormone in the body.

The skin makes vitamin D when it is exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun. This is how people got most of their daily nutritional requirement throughout the centuries.

A large part of the world is deficient in many critical nutrients today. In many places, the sun simply isn’t available throughout most of the year. Even where there is sun, many people tend to stay inside and use sunscreen when they go out. Sunscreen effectively blocks vitamin D generation in the skin.

If you’re deficient in vitamin D, then you’re actually lacking a major hormone in the body. Deficiency is associated with many serious diseases, including diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and others.

To find out if you are at risk, see a doctor and have your blood levels measured.

Unfortunately, it may be difficult to get enough vitamin D from the diet.

If getting more sun is not an option, taking a vitamin D supplement or a tablespoon of cod liver oil each day is the best way to prevent or reverse a deficiency.

Vitamin D is a crucial hormone in the body and many people are deficient in it. Reversing a deficiency can have powerful health benefits.

  1. Refined Carbohydrates Are Bad for You

There are a lot of differing opinions about refined carbohydrates and fat.

Natural carbohydrates are plant roots, stems and leaves. Unnatural Refined carbohydrates are the starch of a seed (like white rice), or what's left of a leaf after it was crushed and refined. I maintain that refined and sweetened carbohydrates (like sugar sweetened soda drinks for example) "are the root of all evil." They're simply NOT good for us and tend to make all of us (and our furry friends) fat and fatter, sluggish, sickly, poor reproducers, and we end our lifespan too soon.

I have know many patients who refuse to change their eating habits. They displayed their aggravation with me when I said eating real food was the solution to their many ills. I think probably most of them died long ago. They made their choices and that's their prerogative.

Unrefined carbs are basically whole foods that are rich in carbs. These include whole-grain cereals, beans, vegetables and fruits. Refined carbs, on the other hand, are sugar and refined flour.

Whole foods contain numerous beneficial nutrients and antioxidants.

When high-carb foods such as grains are processed, the most nutritious parts are stripped away. What is left are massive amounts of easily digestible starch, which turns into blood sugar and becomes more fat.

Those who base their diets on refined carbs may be lacking in fiber and many other healthy nutrients. As a result, they are at an increased risk of chronic disease.

Eating refined carbs will also cause rapid spikes in blood sugar. While high blood sugar levels are unhealthy for all people, they are a much greater concern in people with diabetes. But let me make it clear to you, most people are not born with a proclivity to become diabetics. They made themselves into diabetics by continuing to eat sugar sweetened foods instead of real foods.

Refined carbohydrates like processed grains are unhealthy. They are lacking in nutrients and eating them may lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar and insulin, which can cause all sorts of problems down the line.

  1. Supplements Cannot Replace Real Foods

“Nutritionism” is the idea that foods are nothing more than the sum of their individual nutrients. This leads down the road to laboratory made products labeled as food. They are food simulations. They are NOT food.

This is a trap that many nutrition enthusiasts tend to fall into.

Nuts, for example, aren’t just shells loaded with polyunsaturated fat. In the same way, fruits aren’t just watery bags of sugar. You can't mix orange flavored tea with wood pulp and say it's the same as an orange. You can't take something that is dead or never lived like coal tar, and make it into good nutrition. That is impossible.

These are real foods with a massive variety of trace nutrients and antibiotics and antivirals and many other compounds we know nothing about!

The vitamins and minerals, you'll get from  multivitamin tablets are a beneficial SUPPLEMENT.  They, are just a small part of the total amount of nutrients in foods.

Therefore, supplements cannot match the variety of nutrients you get from real foods.

However, many supplements can be beneficial, especially those that contain nutrients that are generally lacking in the diet, like vitamins, A, A long list of B-vitamins, D, E, and K.

But no amount of supplements will ever make up for a bad diet. We simply don't produce them and there are questions as to whether the nervous system will recognize some of these synthetics as food. We "all knowing" Westerners are finally admitting the ancients of Asia knew more about energy flows than our forefathers imagined. We are acknowledging accu-energy flows/meridians are real and important components of the overall health picture.

Supplements can be beneficial but often the better answer is real food grown in volcanic soil.

  1. “Diets” Don’t Work — a Lifestyle Change Is Necessary

“Diets” fail because humans can't live with them.

They may provide short-term results, but as soon as the patient quits following "the weight reduction diet" she starts eating junk food again, and regains the weight she had "lost." ...and usually adds a bit more.

This yo-yo dieting and is extremely common and unhealthy physically and emotionally.

Most people who lose a lot of weight on a diet end up gaining it back whenever they “stop” the diet.

For this reason, the only thing that can give you actual long-term results is to adopt a dining lifestyle change. It may be the patient needs a complete lifestyle change. Find work and relationships that are peaceful, learn to breathe deeply and slowly (about 4 seconds inhaling, 1 second pause, and 4 seconds exhaling.)

I suspect those same people have sex real fast, hate their love life, hate their romantic trysts, hate their work, hate their lives and wonder how life can be so mixed up!

They are NON-self-analytical people who have never developed a pattern of logical analysis about anything and they often live lives overcome by chronic belligerence or fear, or hiding, or apathy -- waiting to die!

If I'm right this explains why the Chinese youth in year 2020 began a nation wide "laying down" lifestyle. They refused TO DO ANYthing until the government "gets off their back" and allows them to make decisions about their own lives. they will not be "ridden" like slaves to their grave.

The entire government thinking model is destined for a change in totalitarian nations. Totalitarian control can't work because people can't survive under such circumstances, and bodies can't live healthfully if the owner hates his/her life. 

ALL of life is connected. We don't live in little boxes here and there. All of this is connected. If it's not, there is a very disturbed life and it will not be successful.

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is the only way to ensure long-term weight loss and a lifetime of improved health, and improved happiness, mental stability and general wellbeing. 

  1. Unprocessed Food Is Healthiest

Processed food is generally not as healthy as whole food. Ina big nation like the US, China, Russia, or Brazil food is picked green (not yet ripe) bounced around as it is washed, perhaps covered with a colorant or with wax, then packed into a train care and blasted with nitrogen to make it look ripe, and it arrives in the grocery store in bad condition. If it was grown in fertilized soil and sprayed with pesticides it is "half" of what it was genetically intended by its designer to be.

Now I'm sure I have someone's eyebrows raised. This website has my email addresses. All readers are welcomed to send me scientific proof that life evolved. Prove it to me without doubt and I'll write you a cheque! (I know very well no one can do it. They think the very most ancient scriptures are nonsense, but they have never read and analyzed them so they really don't know what they're saying.)

But, I didn't need scripture and convincing to draw that conclusion. I entered college as a likely atheist. I studied physiology. I left understanding life forms must have been designed, and I have never once seen anything to prove otherwise to me.

As the food system has become more industrialized, the health of the population has deteriorated. As humans have taken up the "diet of commerce" and ignored the food growing around their feet, they have grown sicker and more emotionally imballanced.

During food processing, many of the beneficial nutrients in the food are removed.

Not only do food producers remove healthy nutrients like fiber, but they also add other potentially harmful ingredients like added sugar, trans fats, and various preservatives.

The most important thing you can do to ensure optimal health is to eat real food. If it looks like it was made in a factory, if the label reads like a chemistry class, don’t eat it!

You may now be convinced that I'm half way to intelligent and half way to being labeled a lunatic. If you'll take the experiment and switch to exclusively eating food the way it naturally grows for a year, I have no doubt you won't want to go back to the non-foods you were eating.





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