I don’t listen to the CBC, but my dad does, and he reported to me that Dr. Brian Goldman this morning, was talking about the Keto diet, and the controversies related to it, as well as this closed Facebook page, of all these doctors (4500) trying out the Keto diet. It’s so funny, because he actually said that the diet was created in 1920 for children, who had medical ailments such as epilepsy, from the world renowned Mayo Clinic, at a time in which the diet was found to be helpful.
In 2011, Dr. William Davis published his book on a wheat free lifestyle, and how his opposite view of this conventional diet allowed people’s weight and health to be transformed. His suggestion of decreasing carbohydrate intake led to the realization that “Wheat Belly” is the excess pounds of fat found in the body, he found to be in actuality to be inflammatory visceral fat of the abdomen. His goal was for people to enjoy the health benefits of “wheatlessness". His suggestion was, that there was a period of adjustment required, and it is true.
Dr. Laurie recites how it took her an entire year to be able to wrap her mind around not putting a cracker underneath her cheese.
Yesterday we were talking about digestive ailments and Dr. Davis found with ‘’wheatlessness”, that people experience relief; from acid reflex, bowel urgency, joint pain, mental fog, depression, anxiety, paranoia, food obsessions of bulimia and binge eating, and diabetes, all of which he found could completely disappear based on this new way of looking at food.
It is actually really amazing, when you start looking at packages, of just how much wheat is actually really contained secretly within. Nearly all processed foods contain wheat. For some people, it can be as high as 50% of their calories on any given day. Wheat can be addictive because basically, it is just composed of carbohydrates.
Amazingly, that in 2019 all of these years after the findings of Dr. Davis, there are medical doctors secretly going on the diet in order to ‘see’ if it is effective. What does it take for medical doctors to be able to direct their patients to what works as opposed to that old food pyramid?
I think it is also amazing that the fear mongering, is all about too little fruit and vegetable intake as well as too little fibre intake. If your diet is low in fibre than generally speaking, you will be constipated, so including more high fibre foods in your meals, will result in you feeling better. You have to learn through experimentation and in listening to your body, and that will guid you towards food choices that are right for you.
You do have to be able to respect and tune into your body and tune into its signals in order to be able to know the types and quantities of food that are best to nourish you. The truth is, that all foods; from processed foods to vegetables to fruit, include carbohydrates and you need to be able to determine how much of each works for you.
Fibre rich foods include whole fibre, rich vegetables as well as fruits, nuts and seeds. High fibre eating reduces calorie intake in the short run. The key is, that everyone is different, and you do need to listen to your body, so everyone can tolerate a different amount of vegetables and fruit and nuts as well as grains. And if you find you can’t tolerate it, therefore it is important to cut it out, and cutting it out is okay, because if you were allergic you would have no other option.
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