I am not a doctor nor do I hold any medical degree. So, what I am about to share with you is my personal experience and opinion as to what I have discovered that works for me after studying nutrition for over 45 years.
During my early years, I eventually grew into a very troubled and unhealthy young teen weighing 50-60 pounds overweight at 5 foot 7 inches and experiencing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and depression. During my grade school years I was a terrible child and, had there been drugs for ADD and ADHD at the time, I would have been the poster boy for all the behavioral drugs available. You can read the rest of my story in my book, The Seven Keys To Personal Unlimited Achievement. You may ask for your free copy by going to www.TerryTalksNutrition.com and in the ASK TERRY box, register your request.
The Marine Corps and several angels saved my life. A captain in the Marine Corps and Clare, who originally owned the first health food store I bought, were the first to introduce me to the health food business. They have both passed away but I believe they are watching over me still to this day.
Now, some 60 years later with a passion to share with you how food is our best medicine, I know your life can be healed without drugs. At first it will be a struggle to change, but as you fight the addiction to sugar you will know what health really can be like.
I now follow a moderate, 30% animal protein diet with high levels of fat, 60-70% (butter, eggs, cream, macadamia nut oil, coconut oil, olive oil, MCT oil) with severely restricted levels of carbohydrates, 5-10% as I am unable to handle sugars of any kind. But now, I have a high level of energy, work 60-80 hours a week, travel extensively worldwide, workout with weights several times a week at an intense level, and take no drugs. My diet and the supplements I take are my only medicine.
Here is the truth most drug companies don’t want you to know!
It’s more profitable to prescribe drugs to treat the conditions classified as diseases that are really caused by our lifestyle choices (diet and the level of daily activity, and more).
Today, I understand the food that made up my diet when I was in my teens was fueling my bizarre behavior and depression. I grew up in an alcoholic family as my father was addicted to alcohol and I was addicted to sugar and carbohydrates. Both alcohol and sugar have very similar effects on the body’s chemistry and brain. Because my father’s addiction was alcohol, he was an outcast, and I am convinced that his diet and lifestyle was the reason he died of cancer at 55. My mother who was not addicted to sugar or alcohol but loved her butter, bacon fat and steaks, died at 97. I am looking forward to leaving this world at 102.
My addiction to sugar and carbohydrates was very readily accepted because I was just following the pack and eating the American diet. Sugar is more toxic than many drugs. It does some very strange things to the body’s chemistry and brain. Coffee and sugar are both drugs. Sugar is the catalyst for most of our current day diseases which I call functional disorders, including heart disease, cancer, and more, as well as all of the inflammatory diseases.
Eating sugar and carbohydrates (sugar) triggers a release of insulin to process the sugar into energy. Too much sugar releases too much insulin so the sugar is stored as fat for an emergency. I weighed over 250 pounds as the result of my high carb diet, and the brain needs fats and I was feeding it sugar, thus my depression and bizarre behavior. Insulin released when eating sugar causes a high level of inflammation and a storage of fat in the cells, particularly as belly fat. More than likely if you have belly fat, you are CI (carbohydrate intolerant). Your body does not handle sugar well and the response is a number of diseases. The only cure is to correct the diet not more drugs. Diet can correct the inflammation, not drugs.
I am totally convinced today that my diet as a young developing teen influenced my behavior and brain development leading me to be a terrible student. To this day I have difficulty reading and spelling, and I transpose numbers. I believe that some people would classify me as dyslectic.
Remember today, we are eating the amount of sugar in one week that our grandparents ate in a year. I believe the major portion of violence around the world is due to the diet we are eating.
Ancel Keys, a famous doctor in the 1950s, made a simple observation that countries around the world that have low heart disease is due to the fact they are eating a low fat diet (this was based on his very badly flawed observational study of six countries out of 22). Thereafter, he campaigned for a low fat diet in America. He had a personal agenda. Being famous, he was successful enlisting other doctors to join him on his campaign. There have never been any long-term studies to confirm his observation that a low fat diet would save lives and lower heart disease. In fact, it has done just the opposite.
The American diet today is absolutely wrong based on nothing but one single person’s opinion, and we are paying a terrible price. Our diet has changed more in the last 80 years than it has in the first three million years. Thousands of years ago, our ancestors were hunters and gatherers. They ate a diet of animal protein with all the fat, and healthy fats (butter, cream, whole milk, lard, duck fat, eggs), fruits, vegetables, berries, nuts, and seeds. Today, the American diet is low fat, high sugar, and carbs. That makes up 60-70 percent of the American diet.
Have you heard of the French Paradox? The French eat high levels of animal fats and have less heart disease than we have in America. Medical experts claim it’s the red wine that has lowered their rate of heart disease. I disagree. I believe they have better heart health because they are eating the right kind of fats.
Healthy fats are required for a healthy brain and heart.
The bad fats, polyunsaturated fats like margarine, soybean oil, and corn oil, as well as all seed oils are pro-inflammatory. They, along with sugar and grains, cause heart disease and cancer. We have only been eating polyunsaturated fats for about 80 years. Before that, it was all animal fat or saturated fats.
Have we prevented and lowered heart disease or cancer in America since we adopted the low fat way? Absolutely Not!!!
In fact, we have more heart disease, cancer, and obesity in America than ever before. Diabetics are encouraged to eat more grains and carbs. As a result of their disease, they have high blood sugar levels.
Fats and cholesterol are necessary for good health and are our friends, not the enemy.
It is almost impossible to impose a change to our diet even though anyone can see we are not preventing heart disease, cancer, or any other disease.
Read the following story of Dr. Tim Noakes who proposed a change from what really is not a healthy diet to what might be a better way of eating.
Doctors who know nothing about nutrition or what effect food has on the body’s chemistry want to crucify him for thinking out of the box.
At one time, people were dying during surgery because doctors never washed their hands between surgeries. They were passing on bacteria from one patient to another. Washing the hands took years before acceptance as it was ridiculed by doctors at the time.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
It is so hard for anyone, but doctors especially, to admit they may have been wrong.
And, they are wrong about the diet! Dead wrong!!
I propose the unthinkable! Are we eating foods for political and economic reasons and not for good health?
Remember, food is our only medicine and fuel for good or bad health. It’s your choice.
Following is a well written article that proves doctors never want to look for the truth.
Tim Noakes on Trial
After tweeting controversial low-carb, high-fat advice to the mother of an infant, Noakes, an influential author and researcher, is in the fight of his professional life.
By Mark Dent TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 3:46 PM
Tim Noakes, M.D., faces a formal complaint in South Africa that could strip him of his medical license. The hearings have captivated his country.
Tim Noakes, M.D., suggests people forget nearly everything he wrote about carbohydrates in Lore of Running, a 944-page tome known as the distance runner’s bible. Back then, he questioned whether they were as necessary to a runner’s diet as many experts believed but still recommended them, particularly as fuel for workouts and races.
Now, Noakes won’t touch most carbs and tells others to avoid them, too. His book about this new lifestyle, The Real Meal Revolution, has sold more than 200,000 copies in his native South Africa the last two years, making it one of the country’s all-time nonfiction bestsellers, and it has helped launch a change in dietary thought much the same way the Atkins diet did across America years ago.
It’s also plunged him into the fight of his professional life.
South Africa’s regulatory body for health professionals lodged a formal complaint and has been holding a series of hearings against him generally reserved for doctors who commit fraud or harm patients. His medical license is at stake. Noakes’ detractors see a respected, powerful person who gave dangerous advice. He and his supporters and lawyers see a personal vendetta against a contrarian prompted by food companies that need people to eat carbs.
“The problem was me,” said Noakes, speaking by phone from Cape Town, South Africa. “It wasn’t that complaint.”
The saga started in 2014 where so many conflicts arise these days: Twitter. Noakes fired off a tweet to a woman who asked whether a low carb, high fat diet was OK for breastfeeding mothers. He responded it was, and the key was to “ween baby onto LCHF.”
Claire Julsing Strydom, then the president of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA), tweeted at Noakes in all caps he had gone too far and she would report this to the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), a regulatory body governing the country’s health professionals. ADSA’s report led to a formal complaint and hearings that have taken on the feel of a trial.
The complaint is two-pronged, dealing with the nature of the low carb advice to the mother of an infant and its delivery over Twitter. The most recent hearing took place in February, with Noakes forced to defend his research and beliefs for five days on the stand. Another round of questioning is scheduled for October, when HPCSA lawyers will cross-examine him.
Julsing Strydom said ADSA had previously been engaging with Noakes in person and via email. The group was concerned with his diet advice, particularly as it pertained to children.
“Against this background, I was therefore surprised when I saw the tweet,” she wrote in an email. “I concluded that our numerous attempts at reasoning with and appealing to Professor Noakes had failed.”
After initial communication with Runner’s World, a representative for the HPCSA did not respond to interview requests.
Noakes originally started his low carb, high fat diet in 2010 after research led him to believe the carbohydrates he’d eaten all his life contributed to his Type II diabetes, which runs in his family. His new eating habits resembled those of ancient foragers, most similar to a late 1800s European fad known as Banting. Noakes’ diet consists of about 5–10 percent carbohydrates, 60 percent fat and 30 percent protein. Sugars and processed carbs are forbidden. The mainstays are eggs, fish, meat, leafy but not starchy vegetables, and nuts. His advice opposes dietary guidelines laid out by the Nutrition Society of South Africa, which recommend making “starchy foods” part of most meals and using fats sparingly.
The hearing has captivated South Africa in part because of his professional stature and the popularity of his diet. Published in 2013, The Real Meal Revolution had gained so much of a following the country’s Parliament invited him to talk about nutrition.
Noakes’ nutrition peers have been less welcoming. In August 2014, the dean of faculty and other professors at the university where Noakes works, the University of Cape Town, wrote a well-publicized letter deriding his lifestyle as “outrageous and unproven.”
Their concern is that the low-carb, high-fat diet will increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other problems in the long run. Research is split. Scientists and nutritionists have debated the merit of carbs for decades. Runners, both recreational and professional, are switching to high-fat diets, but the practice is still controversial.
The difference here is the carb debate has led to a pre-eminent sports scientist facing trial for sharing his side, a development perplexing some of Noakes’ detractors as much as his supporters. After the hearing’s first day last November, Jacques Rossouw, who had previously debated Noakes at the University of Cape Town over the merits of carbs, told The Times of South Africa the charge was an overreaction to a tweet taken out of context and should have been dismissed, adding, “the HPCSA team is incompetent and floundering.”
Noakes’ lawyers have suggested ADSA may be acting in the interest of its sponsors like cereal producer Kellogg’s—a claim Julsing Strydom said is untrue. Under oath, she testified ADSA did not let sponsors influence the group’s work and said the great majority of its funding comes from member fees. Bruce Fordyce, a longtime friend of Noakes and a champion ultramarathoner, said of the groups against Noakes, “They are so terrified and puzzled. Some of them with genuine good motives are saying he’s a madman.”
During his testimony in February, Noakes cried while talking about the effects of the charge on his family. To end the hearing, all he’s had to do is de-register with the HPCSA, something that would matter little to him in a practical sense because he hasn’t worked as a medical doctor in over a decade. But Noakes doesn’t plan on giving up. He’s been a contrarian for years (his memoir is titled Challenging Beliefs), famously taking on the sports drink industry with his pioneering studies on hyponatremia.
His research into the low-carb, high-fat diet is his latest move away from accepted standards and the most contentious and public. Fordyce said South Africans have been “glued” to the story. Whichever way the saga ends, Noakes will have succeeded in unsettling another establishment.
“It split the nation,” he said. “You’re either low carb or you aren’t.”
I am not advocating you discontinue any drugs you are taking. You must talk to your doctor before making any changes to your diet. This information is true to the best of my knowledge and I offer it as means to have you think how you may improve your diet and health. We are a sick country and each generation is less healthy. Think of how this will affect our children and grandchildren.
To further your knowledge on the low carb, high fat diet here are some tips.
Read; The Diet Revalution by Dr. Tim Noakes
GOOGLE: READ ON LINE
Carbohydrate intolerance its implications in Health and Fitness. By Dr. Philip Maffetone
Carbohydrate Intolerance and the Two-Week Test - Dr. Phil Maffetone
And go to www,ketogenic-diet-resourse.com
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