We are drowning in a sea of simple sugars and carbohydrates. The obesity epidemic is just one extension of the problems with our food industry and the compromises that have been made to the food supply. In time, we will likely look back and wonder why industry was allowed to compromise the fundamental cornerstone of health. Until that time comes, making everyday choices in the products we purchase can influence the food choices available to us.
Nutrition is a key player in hormone health and one of the most important contributors to the health of your liver and adrenal glands.
- organic foods
- healthy fats
- sugar/artificial sweeteners
- whole grain breads
- refined/processed foods
General diet rules:
- All meals should have a portion of protein the size of your palm
- Avoid simple sugars and carbohydrates
- Seek brightly colored fruits and vegetables grown above ground
- Avoid ‘root’ vegetables—they are sugar in the form of starch
- Small frequent meals every 3-4 hours reduce insulin levels
- High insulin levels promote food storage as fat
- High insulin levels lead to ‘accelerated aging’
- Avoid artificial sweeteners—especially aspartame, as it is neurotoxic
- Focus on buying the “Dirty Dozen” organically as they significantly increase your toxic load
- Sweet bell peppers
Reduction of breads and carbohydrates is good for not only weight control, but also for prevention of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In his book Grain Brain, Dr. David Perlmutter discusses the issue of grain, genetic modification and pesticide use as it relates to the human brain. Dr. Brown has only read one book 3 times in the last 2 years and this is the one! He has personally checked out all the references and it’s true, we can lose weight on a high fat, high protein diet! Especially, if we add intermittent fasting to this program.
Complex carbohydrates of many different colors grown above ground should be the carbohydrates of choice. They are nutrient dense, calorie poor foods that enhance our natural detoxification systems. Grains and packaged foods are nutrient poor and calorie dense foods—we should avoid them as much as possible.
We also have various other diet programs that may help you in targeting more specific concerns. These include the following:
When considering food selection, it is also important to consider exposure to pesticides and herbicides. We are swimming in a sea of chemicals that grossly over work our liver’s detoxification systems. All attempts to eat organic should be encouraged. To learn more on this subject check out our specific Detoxification Program.