Nutrition 101

Here are some quick notes I can give you for eating to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle. These may seem a little out there and you may think I’m crazy. Spend the time I’ve spent researching Monsanto, Nutrition and where your food really comes from and you will find the truth. Understanding that modern low fat and Calorie counting diets are a lie is only half the battle. Understanding that the modern food and drug industry revolve around making money rather than making people healthy is only the beginning!

  • Artificial Sweeteners: Avoid Sucralose (splenda), Aspartame, Sugar, and High Fructose Corn Syrup which are cheap, sweet substitute fillers created to make the food industry money. You will find HFCS in nearly everything. You will find Aspartame in nearly everything that says “diet”. Aspartame causes nervous system problems and brain tumors. HFCS steals nutrients from the body and causes diabetes, Obesity, addiction, liver problems, and has no insulin receptor to tell your brain you’re no longer hungry. It is nothing more than a legal drug. This should be common knowledge but industry and politics can’t afford to admit it’s the #1 factor killing the country. The difference between this and table sugar is that it is composed of 55% Fructose and 45% glucose as opposed to 20/80 in table sugar. When Fructose (fruit sugar) hits your liver it metabolises 100% as fat just like ethanol and causing many of the same problems. In nature anywhere you find sugar it comes with the natural cure of fiber. Eat fruits for your sugar. You can see a 90 minute lecture on this by Dr Robert Lustig on the internet here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM
  • READ THE INGREDIENTS OF EVERYTHING. If you can’t pronounce it or don’t know what it is, don’t eat it.
  • Drink plenty of WATER!!!! (Lots of health problems and illnesses stem from dehydration.) You want half your bodyweight in ounces per day. Check http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/MWF/Index.asp to see if your water supply is being poisoned by Flouride which is toxic to humans. It is put into our water to “make our teeth healthy”. A study was performed by WD Miller (Dentist) with bread, acid, and saliva on teeth in a test tube that proved healthy teeth do not decay from those substances.
  • Increase Fat intake. Fats should equal between 30-40% of your diet split evenly between saturated (animals), polyunsaturated (flax oil, Salmon oil), and monounsaturated (Olive oil, nuts) fats..
  • Stick to the outside of the grocery store. (Fruit, Vegetables, some oils (know which ones), nuts, and Meats, some potatoes and rice. Stay away from shelf foods)
  • Look out for preservatives (Foods with a high shelf life are usually stacked with Sodium benzoate, Sodium anythingelsetate, HFCS etc… which cause many health problems. Freezer queens and hot pockets are horrible with this. The quicker it is to prepare, the worse it is).
  • MSG’s- Monosodium Glutemate and aspartame which are found in most frozen foods and fast foods are brain over-exciters which will make that deep fried fake chicken taste good while at the same time leading to problems ranging from diabetes and rectal bleeding to kill brain cells and confusion as well as hormonal imbalance.)
  • Most Protein bars and drinks are stacked with engineered chemicals and HFCS. READ THE LABEL (Again, the quicker the meal is to prepare, the worse it is in most cases)
  • TRANS FATS -Yes we’ve all heard of them. Serving sizes are manipulated on foods to allow less than a .55 gram per serving amount which is allowed to be labeled as 0g on the wrapper. (Trans Fats which increase the chance of heart disease 3x fall under the name hydrogenated whatever kind of oil. Steer clear of any hydrogenated oil). Use caution when cooking with oils. At high temperatures Olive oil can turn into Trans Fat.
  • Frozen vegetables are fresher than the “fresh” vegetables in the stands.
  • Watch out for too many carbs as well. Mainly simple carbohydrates (White breads). Carbs should mostly come in the form of fruits and vegetables which are high in fiber.
  • Caffeine will actually increase endurance and power, but at the same time dehydrates you.
  • Drink only water, coffee (cream or milk only), tea sweetened with stevia or honey, and milk.
  • Eat carbs with fiber only
  • Wait 20 minutes between portions
  • Exercise can reduce stress, increase metabolism, and detoxify your body naturally.
  • Whenever possible hunt or fish for the freshest meats.
  • Buy organic meat, vegetables, and fruit from local farms (including animal products like milk). The reason is that traditional farms are being replaced by industrial farms which are all about having as many animals standing on top of each other as possible. They eat where they deficate and are pumped full of steroids,  and hormones in order to have more meat raised cheaper in a faster period of time and daily vaccinated because they are always sick. Chickens are grown in half the time and horribly unhealthy. Farm raised Salmon are fed red 40 dye to give them some color after being fed an unnatural diet of corn. Your health is sacrificed in order to make the next man richer. If you ever have a question about why something is happening that shouldn’t be, follow the money trail. In the bullets I have covered some causes of Diabetes, Obesity, High blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, fatigue, hormonal imbalances which can lead to depression and so many other symptoms and diseases of poor nutrition, as well as the mad cow disease, Salmonella, Swine Flu and E Coli outbreaks that we have come to be known as the “Norm” stemming from CAFO’s (Factory Farms). See the documentary “Food Inc.”  for more on CAFO’s.

THE CURE FOR CANCER and many other disease is a reality! It’s all in your diet! Healing the body through Vitamins, Minerals and what you supply it with is the only way to go! Check out Gerson Therapy for the real Cure for cancer!

This below is from Nutritionist Dr John Berrardi for Professional athletes. There is one rule I disagree with him on which is #6. Based on the info I gave before I recommend between 30-40% fat intake but you can make that choice on your own. I don’t necessarily agree with diets for a gain in health but if you use this as a guide toward a lifestyle change and to build habits, you’ll be headed the right direction.

“The 7 Rules of Good Nutrition

Here’s my take on it. I call these principles, “The 7 Rules of Good Nutrition.”

These aren’t the newest techniques from the latest cutting-edge plan. Rather, they are simple, time-tested, no nonsense habits that you need to get into when designing a good eating program.

1. Eat every 2-3 hours, no matter what. You should eat between 5-8 meals per day.

2. Eat complete (containing all the essential amino acids), lean protein with each meal.

3. Eat fruits and/or vegetables with each food meal.

4. Ensure that your carbohydrate intake comes from fruits and vegetables. Exception: workout and post-workout drinks and meals.

5. Ensure that 25-35% of your energy intake comes from fat, with your fat intake split equally between saturates (e.g. animal fat), monounsaturates (e.g., olive oil), and polyunsaturates (e.g. flax oil, salmon oil).

6. Drink only non-calorie containing beverages, the best choices being water and green tea.

7. Eat mostly whole foods (except workout and post-workout drinks).”

Written by, Dr John Berardi

– found at http://www.johnberardi.com/articles/nutrition/7habits.htm

Add one rule every week and you will build a habit without even noticing it.

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References:

  • Sean Croxton: Founder of Undergroundwellness.com started with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology (emph: fitness, nutrition, and health), and as a Personal Trainer in 2001. Despite his extensive education in health, he was met with much failure as clients got heavier and sicker. Client programs consisted of endless cardio and the horrific Food Guide Pyramid. Rather than accept defeat, Sean took his failures as an opportunity for growth. He has since spent thousands of hours educating himself on the many truths that eluded him throughout his formal education, often joking that he got his Master’s from Amazon.com. Since he has become a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist (FDN) and Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor (CMTA) with much success as he is attacking the root of the problem.
  • Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology: He is well known for his studies of sugar and obesity.
  • Dr. John Berardi: completed his doctorate at the University of Western Ontario in Canada in the field of exercise biology and nutritional biochemistry. Dr. Berardi continuously researches nutritional optimization for athletic performance and body transformation and is a coach to many Professional athletes.
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