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Is This One Way To Help Prevent Cancer?

"Cancer cells only thrive on simple sugars. They cannot metabolize complex carbohydrates, fats, or proteins." - Dr. James Forsythe, M.D., H.M.D.

How Effective is Chemotherapy?

In the December, 2004 Journal of Oncology, a large study showed any patient entering into a five-year chemotherapy program in the United States has a 2.1 percent chance of surviving after that five-year period. - Clinical Oncology (2004) doi:10.1016/j.clon.2004.06.007

Hering's Law of Cure

"All cure starts from within and works outward, from the head down and in reverse order, as the symptoms have appeared." - Hering's Law of Cure

Can You Be A Little Overweight, But Healthy?

The more body weight you carry around, the shorter time you'll likely have to carry it. Obesity is more than a cosmetic problem - it poses many health risks and can shorten life span significantly.

Not only is obesity a risk factor for cancer, but it's also a factor for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis, depression and other chronic diseases. On average, it can take more than ten years off a person’s life, according to two national studies.

A staggering 67% of American adults currently meet the scientific definition of obesity. An estimated 1,200 people per day die from weight-related diseases. This adds up to over 400,000 people per year - more than the number killed annually by pneumonia, motor vehicle accidents and airline crashes combined. The health care cost of all this extra weight is estimated at $117 billion annually. Here are some additional facts about obesity:
Diabetes is four times more common in obese than in lean adultsMortality increases with weight gainT…

Real Food

"Are you going to have some real food or just something to eat?" - Dick Gregory

Are You Putting Your Body on Credit?

Junk food. Who hasn't wanted it in the worst way?

We get the craving for the salty french fries. Or the cheesy pizza. Or maybe it's the sweet tasting soft drink - with the crunchy ice, of course.

The result? We put it all on our body "credit card" - we'll pay later. And pay later we do.

After a few years of this, we're all in trouble. Our bodies take a beating. How long can your body take this pay later abuse?

Sorry, junk food cravings. We'll have to recover the old fashioned way: with real food.

By the way, does anyone know what real food is anymore?

What Are Ketones?

Ketones are compounds created by your body when it burns stored fat for energy.

When your diet is low in carbohydrates, your body responds to the lowered levels of blood sugar by switching to another source of energy.

Your body then converts fatty acids in the liver to ketones. Ketones become the main source of energy, as long as your blood sugar levels remain low.

So to burn fat, keep your daily carbohydrate levels in the fifty to eighty grams range. Be sure to include plenty of low-starch vegetables in order to give your body plenty of nutrition, fiber and alkalizing minerals.

Isn't this a better way to lose weight, especially if you don't have time to exercise every day?

A Quick Way to Keep The Hunger Away

Research indicates that about 700 - 800 calories of fat per day keeps hunger away.

Source: (M.A. Ohlsson et al., 1955, in Gary Taubes, 2007, Good Calories Bad Calories.)

That's equivalent to a stick of butter or eight tablespoons of coconut oil, or one cup of heavy cream (one quart of cream milk).

Coconut oil and butter are natural appetite suppressants? Doesn't that seem weird?

You Can Get Real Results From Real Food

You might be surprised at what you're eating. The odds are, it's not real food.  Eating real food has brought "believe it or not" results for these people:

One man went from eight beers a day to zero in ten days.

One woman lost twenty-four pounds in six weeks and was never hungry. Still isn't.

Other tidbits from members of the real food program:

"Sexual energy up after one week.""After two weeks, my hot flashes are gone and I can sleep through the night again.""No more gas and bloating after two weeks. No more diarrhea. Depression is gone.""Energy for sports back up. Sexual desire back up. Belching almost gone."
What are they doing?

1. Eating real food: Learning what it is and where to find it.

2. Resisting the industrial foods they used to eat everyday, from supermarkets and restaurants.

These folks are happily getting their food in all kinds of places, online and off. Apparently, it has also helped all manner of ailments - in as …

Healthy Food Keeps You Lean

"It's an added bonus that the foods that keep you lean also keep you healthy." - Dr. Michael Eades, M.D.

The Fat Head Formula For Obesity

Tom Naughton of Fat Head has a formula for obesity:

Refined Carbs = Excess Insulin = Fat Accumulation = Hunger = More Food Intake
He discusses this formula while examining the federal government's 2010 Dietary Guidelines. In a nutshell, the updated guidelines say we're fat because we consume too many calories and don't move around enough.

Yet as I've previously discussed, this formula leaves sincere people frustrated and just as fat as when they started, if not more so. (By the way, this weight loss method has just a 2% success rate.)

As Gary Taubes explains in Good Calories, Bad Calories, "saying fat people are fat because they eat too much is about as informative as saying alcoholics are alcoholics because they drink too much. It doesn't begin to explain why."

Naughton ends with, "We eat too much because we’re too hungry. And we’re too hungry because the federal government decided to tell us how to eat and helped turn us into a nation of carbohydrate …

What You Ought To Know About Weight Loss Products

Do weight loss products really work? Are you wasting your money on pills, shakes and other gimmicks? Most importantly, do these things actually keep you from losing weight in the first place?

When you buy weight loss products, even if they temporarily work, they act as a crutch. Once you stop buying them, you lose the ability to lose weight as well.

In order to succeed long-term, you need a healthy way to lose weight, using real food.

Because if all these weight loss products out there truly worked, then why are sixty-seven percent of Americans overweight or obese?

The Dangers of Belly Fat

Overweight people are:
50 percent more likely to develop heart diseaseUp to 360 percent more likely to develop diabetes16 percent more likely to die of a first heart attackRoughly 50 percent more likely to have total cholesterol above 25050 percent more likely to have erectile dysfunction14 percent less attractive to the opposite sexLikely to spend 37 percent more a year at the pharmacyLikely to stay 19 percent longer in the hospital20 percent more likely to have asthma Up to 31 percent more likely to die of any cause19 percent more likely to die in a car crash120 percent more likely to develop stomach cancerUp to 90 percent more likely to develop gallstones590 percent more likely to develop esophageal cancer 35 percent more likely to develop kidney cancer 14 percent more likely to have osteoarthritis 70 percent more likely to develop high blood pressure Source: here

Sixty-seven percent of Americans are overweight or obese. You don't have to be one of them. You can succeed by findi…

One Thing To Know About Steak Before You Eat It

Before you eat your next steak or burger, try to find out what they've fed the animal. You might be stuffing yourself with tumor-causing excess Omega 6.

Here's the story, mostly borrowed from a friendly rancher named Bill Kurtis.

For thousands of years, cattle grazed on grass.

But about sixty years ago, some government people got an idea.
"During World War II, a surplus of cheap corn provided by the government was fed by ranchers to their cattle with startling results. The meat was tasty because of excess fat, and the cattle gained weight quickly, which meant more money faster. The entire industry eventually became an assembly line from pasture to giant feedlots for grain-feeding, then on to slaughter-house, supermarket, and steakhouse.

"It took fifty years before nutritionists realized that the highly marketed 'corn-fed marbling' was the wrong fat, Omega-6.

"It's no use trying to blame anyone. Who knew? Fatty acids were only discovered by molecular biolog…

Happy Independence Day!

Two hundred and thirty-four years ago, the course of human events changed forever. Many thanks to those fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence, those who currently serve, and those who have given their lives in defense of our great nation.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day everyone.

You Are What You Eat

You choose what you put in your mouth.

We live in the Information Age. So if you currently do not like the way you look or feel, then become determined to get educated about fitness and nutrition. Then you can make solid choices and put the odds for good health in your favor.

It may not always be easy, but long-term, you'll be glad you did it.