There are programs of dieting that are designed to help reduce inflammation and overall body toxicity that are backed by science. They are all based on a natural whole food plant-based diet with a low level of environmental toxin exposure.
Without vitamin D level optimization we will suffer from a wide range of health issues even if we don’t have a directly visible bone disease. Osteoporosis starts long before and lasts for a long time until the visible effects can be diagnosed.
What happens when we exercise or go on a restrictive diet?
In the health community exercising has almost a mythical status as one of the best things you can do for yourself except for avoidance of sming. It is a cost-effective and proven way to reduce mortality. Most importantly it is a way that most people can accept.
There is a form of diet that is not related to weight loss primarily. It is a diet primarily designed for utilizing autophagy called intermittent fasting. To do a full-calorie restriction diet is a hard choice.
What happens when our regular metabolism burns energy for life? Some of that energy escapes and does damage to DNA. The higher the metabolism, the higher the damage, and the higher the division. Every time a cell divide it clips the telomere in half.
We all want to have muscle mass as much as possible and fast metabolism as much as possible so that we can eat and don’t gain weight. The question is how normal is this and what is the price of constant eating with no restriction even if we don’t gain executive weight? Evolutionary biology will again tell us what is healthy.
Somehow we all believe that one glass of wine is not all that bad and can actually be good and health-promoting because of all of the antioxidants from the grapes. People are not aware that alcohol does other things than “just” killing our brain cells or stressing our liver. It is a genotoxic, cancerous, pro-inflammatory mutagen.
In the US acrylamide is classified as a Group 2A carcinogen and as an extremely hazardous substance. In 2002 it was discovered in extremely high concentrations in potato chips and French fries. The concentrations were so high that these two types of food would be banned for children in any normal circumstances.
The paradox of the “Plant Paradox” is that people who eat lectins (beans and whole grains) have less cancer.
As the level of fat in the bloodstream rises the ability of the body to clear sugar drops. The problem is that we are not designed to cope well with sizable saturated fat intake at a single sitting like carnivorous animals. They can eat to the extreme and we cannot.
Most people have a belief that refined carbs like white rice are terrible and that refined carbohydrates are associated with insulin spikes and diabetes. They are right. However, they are wrong at the same time.
People of European descent can drink milk and the rest of the globe cannot. There is, however, a lot of substances in milk besides lactose that none of us can tolerate.
What are the risk factors associated with obesity? Animals eat impulsively because they are conditioned to do it for survival. For all life on the planet Earth, food is not a choice. It is a daytime job of survival. The hardest thing for an animal in the wilderness is to gain weight. Hardest thing for us is to lose it.
For our entire evolution, we were like any other species on this planet in constant search of food. We were not obese but in a state of constant hunger and constant physical activity. This was the case for all of our ancestor species and that means the time period of 50 million years. The feeling of constant fullness, on the other hand, is not natural, and it is an example of maladaptation.
Seventh-day Adventists have a measurable lower risk than other Americans for most of the Western diseases. For last 100 years the Seventh-day Adventist Church had been promoting health behaviors that have become the regular part of daily living. These include not sming, eating a plant-based diet, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy body weight. Over the past 40 years, two Adventist health studies have been conducted involving 22,940 and 34,000 Californian Adventists.
There is no heart disease or cancer or diabetes in undeveloped rural communities in the world with starch-based vegan diets. In Guizhou county, there was no single recorded coronary artery disease death from 246,000 men over a period of 3 years. There is nothing natural about heart disease. Number one terrorist killer in the west.
Pigs are at least as intelligent as a three-year-old human child, cows develop deep and lasting bonds with their family and friends, chickens are able to distinguish than 100 different faces of the members of their species. We are not even the smartest species on Earth. The long-finned pilot whale is. His neocortical brain part contains substantially greater number of neurons and glial cells than the neocortex of any other large-brained species, including humans.
There is a fundamental difference between the way the digestive tract works in plant-eating and meat-eating species. The composition of the microbiome depends on the food we eat. One type ferment fiber another type putrefies the meat, and not all of them are probiotic.
We are maladapted to our habitat. We have evolutionary evolved and conditioned processes that force us to act in an evolutionary protective manner such as overeating on food. For all life on the planet Earth, food is not a choice. The hardest thing for an animal in the wilderness is to gain weight. The hardest thing for us is to lose it.