The big problem with America is TOO MUCH SUGAR. It is the SWEET DECEPTION of things that taste great. Later in the year (2015) I will be doing a lecture about the BITTER SWEET TRUTH OF SUGAR AND FRUIT and its sweet deception. On the T.V. and the radio and internet and magazines we are constantly being told that fruit is great for you and that you should have your 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day…… but is this really true? Or, is it just some marketing gimmick that sounds great and allows the American Heart Association to convince everyone that they will be fine and never get heart disease. Well, I can share with you this much: the approach ain’t working. Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the United States and has been the leading cause of death for a few years now. If you live in the United States, your chances of getting heart disease are 1 in 2. That is a 50% chance. SUGAR CAUSES HEART DISEASE IN ALL FORMS. This is a documented fact and not my opinion. Sugar causes homocysteine levels to rise. Homocysteine leads to heart disease. Sugar also causes AGEs (Advanced Glycation End products) to go up and this leads to inflammation (increased c-Reactive Protein) and this then leads to heart disease. This is what happens. These chemicals as well as nuts and seeds and excessive spicy foods irritate the small intestine and the small intestine villi and microvilli and then lead to inflammation that negatively affects the heart and other parts of the body. This is new news for Western Medicine but in Traditional Chinese Medicine it has been known about for 100,000 years!!
Nothing could be more popular and exciting to healthy food and clinical nutrition advocates these days than the MICROBIOME. As a matter of fact, in San Rafael and other surrounding Marin County cities, the subject of the Microbiome is so popular that it is continually discussed on the radio (KPFA) and in social media and has become a very important part of the practice of Applied Clinical Nutrition in the entire Northern California region. What the microbiome is referring to is the populations of both friendly and unfriendly bacteria in your body – especially your digestive tract. Interestingly, there are more bacteria in your body than there are cells in the body.
When we are truly healthy, all our systems are in balance. There no longer needs to be any guess work needing to be done to get rid of the belly fat. There is a Medical Doctor named Dr. Abravanel who wrote a book called Dr. Abravanel’s Body Type Diet and Lifetime Nutrition Plan. In this book, Dr. Abravanel discusses 5 different body types that arise from excessive stress to the body. These 5 body types represent the result of excessive stress to the Adrenal Glands, Liver, Ovaries, Pituitary and Thyroid. Let’s look at these 5 body types below:
Like most of you who are reading this blog post, I was taught in my 20s from a variety of people whom I had met that it was a good idea to do cleanses regularly because that could improve your health and help your body to detoxify properly. There is some truth to this. However, this is only really a half truth. Just like the difference between a broken down and beat up Geo Metro and a high end BMW as used for transportation; there are also huge differences between different ways that a person can approach healing and detoxification.