Longevity and Diet
IMPORTANT: Cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance are SILENT diseases that usually do not cause ANY outward signs or symptoms until they become life-threatening.
Half the people who have a deadly first heart attack – their very first symptom of heart disease was their death.
We’ve all heard the stories – the 49-year-old father of 3 being found dead of a heart attack in the backyard. Never had any signs or warnings. “Normal” cholesterol.
There are tests to get that WILL tell if you’re in danger. More on that in Part Five.
There IS an easy, gradual method to change from a low fat, high carb diet to a high healthy fat, low carb diet. Going from the SAD (Standard American Diet) way of eating to a more ancestral way of healthy eating is very doable. BIG rewards for you if you do it.
All your important blood markers go in the right direction – you lose your insulin resistance and diabetic physiology, reverse your heart disease and many other ailments disappear, not to mention that if you are overweight, the weight falls off easily and quickly like you’ve never experienced.
Grains and sugars accelerate aging, so after a while your skin appears younger-looking.
Type 2 Diabetes is NOT a life sentence and IS reversible. You can gain the ability to resist all temptation.
Hunger and cravings disappear due to a hormone that controls appetite (ghrelin) which tells you to EAT NOW, being suppressed.
The more carbs you eat, the more active this hormone becomes.
And you feel FANTASTIC. Physically and mentally.
This comes from eliminating the harmful high carbs and eating a low-carb, high healthy fat diet – 100 grams of carbs or less daily. The lower the better.
Don’t count the carbs in veggies as there are so few. And you don’t have to count calories. Switch to counting carbs instead of calories and you’ll be surprised how much weight you will easily shed, if that’s your goal.
“Very low carbs” is what is known as the Keto diet, which is also known as the “Never-Hungry Diet” (50 grams of carbs or less daily). I can personally attest to that “never hungry” part. I did Keto for the health benefits, not weight loss. I switched to low carb as I was getting too skinny. And you're not hungry on Low Carb either.
You eat more like our ancestors did for millions of years. They were Hunters & Gatherers.
Hunter = meat, fish, game, etc.
Gatherer = veggies, the occasional seasonal fruit, nuts/seeds
Anthropologists tell us we were hunter gatherers for 99.9% of mankind’s existence on earth, and only started developing agricultural societies about 10,000 years ago. (Agricultural societies grow crops and raise livestock in place of hunting and gathering.)
During all that time (millions of years) there were NO CARBS, other than the small amount found in veggies and the occasional fruit when in season.
Their diet consisted of what they could catch, kill and eat, along with what they could pick off a tree, a vine or an above-ground veggie.
This is the reason why this type of diet works so well for most humans because it is part of our evolutionary DNA for millennia. Of course some will be more comfortable with less red meat and more chicken and fish, while others prefer more red meat and less fiber.
Some hunter-gatherer societies got more than 85% of their calories from meat or fish and some got 100% from those sources. Some got about two-thirds from animal foods and one-third from plants.
While we were all carnivores, studies into the diets of world-wide hunter-gatherer cultures show:
- Hunter-gatherers closest to the equator ate more plant-based foods and less animal based foods.
- Further north, the percentage of animal-based food in the hunter-gatherer diet increases.
- However, for most northern hunter-gatherer groups, fish was a more important protein source than game.
All were lean and fit. No obesity or modern diseases like heart disease and cancer. Little to no tooth decay.
It’s in your DNA to eat like this and to NOT eat modern fake food with disease-promoting ingredients.
This was a Low Carb/High Fat diet. For our purposes, by High Fat we mean healthy fats and proteins from grass-fed, pasture-raised cows & poultry, along with eggs, butter and yogurt, avocados, nuts, as well as wild caught fish, olive oil, etc.
Our current evolutionary genetic meat bodies are used to eating this way for a very long time. Think they had snacks? Pretzels? Chips? Bagels? Sugar? Big Gulp? None of those things existed. They are indeed strange and alien to our DNA. But these days we get 50% of our calories from empty carbohydrates that are indeed unfamiliar to our DNA.
I call this GENETIC DESECRATION.
Corn and potatoes are new to us as of only a couple hundred years ago. They were “New World” vegetables. Just two hundred years ago we ate less than a fifth of the sugar we eat today.
When we eat carbs (sugar, refined grains, etc.) we raise our blood sugars and insulin is secreted from the pancreas.
Insulin is the fat storage hormone. A survival mechanism for when food was scarce, and we survived on our own fat deposits.
IMPORTANT: This is from Dr. George Cahill, Harvard Professor of Medicine and Insulin Expert;
George Cahill, Harvard Professor of Medicine and Insulin Expert
- Eat too much carbs for many years/decades
- Develop diabetic physiology
- Develop CVD (which causes heart attacks, strokes, dementia) cancers, as well as many other illnesses. The list is way too long.
You become diabetic at some level FIRST.
Therefore, most people who die of heart disease go to their grave being undiagnosed as diabetic or at the very least pre-diabetic. Unbeknownst to them, their arteries were on fire for many years.
To quote pathologist Dr. Joseph Kraft, the father of the insulin assay:
“Those with cardiovascular disease not identified with diabetes, are simply undiagnosed” (as diabetic). Circa 1970’s
This was finally proven many years later. In 2015 with the Euroaspire study of over 7,000 adults who had confirmed CVD (cardiovascular disease) showed that 81% were in the diabetic ranges and the remaining were simply not tested for the final insulin blood draws. Of course, it is assumed they too had similar diabetic physiology. All had been undiagnosed.
Women and Heart Disease
Women with heart disease, especially younger than 55, are far more likely than men to be misdiagnosed. One study showed that women under 55 who went to the emergency room with heart attack symptoms were seven times more likely to be misdiagnosed and sent home untreated than men of the same age.
The American Heart Association found that most women didn’t know that CVD (cardiovascular disease) is the number-one killer of women, claiming 10 times mores female lives each year than breast cancer.
What’s worse is that only 8% of primary care doctors, and only 17% of cardiologists, knew that more women die of heart disease than men.
After a heart attack every minute counts. Time is muscle and muscle is life. When an artery is blocked, the heart muscle begins to die after 30 to 60 minutes. They call it the Golden Hour of Heart Attacks. Every minute you wait after that Golden Hour, the more heart muscle will die. And once you lose it, it’s not coming back.
Act fast if you have shortness of breath, unusual fatigue, heavy sweating, nausea or dizziness, anxiety and/or chest pain or pain in the neck, jaw, shoulders, or arm.
Don’t delay in getting yourself to the ER. Remember the Golden Hour.
We have been misled and lied to for decades by one of the greatest scientific deception of our times: the notion that consumption of animal (saturated) fat causes heart disease.
Profits have been huge for Big Food, Big Pharma and the Medical-Industrial Complex. All based on False Data.
Sponsors of the American Diabetes Association include Big Food and Big Pharma; Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Merk, Lilly, etc. as well as Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, Nestle, M&M’s, Hershey, McDonalds, KFC, Dannon, etc.
Then the healthcare industry (a.k.a. sick-care industry) receives lots of business from the population’s consumption of foods that have no place in the human diet.
Beware when your doctor gives you advice that is directly from the A.D.A. – it’s usually bad advice but it’s usually all they know.
Millions needlessly die every year.
The start of the diabesity epidemic is date coincident with the Non-Fat/Low- Fat craze. Look at any graph of obesity over time – starts in the late 1970’s.
Way too much $$$ is being made on prescribing and creating cholesterol drugs and invasive procedures (statins, stress treadmill, angiograms, etc.) for them to recommend lifestyle changes (diet, exercise).
A small percentage of people can be lean and have insulin resistance and diabetic physiology. But the majority are at least overweight or obese.
Standard blood tests will not detect this, and your doctor probably won’t know, since most of the medical community is usually at least 20 years behind the science.
But there ARE blood tests you can purchase online without a doctor’s prescription that will reveal all. Direct-to-consumer labs. See Part 5.
Unchecked insulin resistance increases the risk for rapid aging of all tissues and numerous degenerative diseases that result. The list is shockingly long.
Hyperinsulinemia has been the ignored elephant in the room.
Most common health problems, diseases, and symptoms are directly caused by insulin resistance, yet we are treating every single one of these conditions with a separate drug.
Insulin Resistance Health-Related Conditions – the SHORT LIST
- Heart Problems (Clot, plaque, arrhythmias, cholesterol, high BP)
- Inflammation (joint, autoimmune, artery, digestive/cirrhosis)
- Brain (Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Cognitive, Seizures)
- PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (High androgen • Decreased Testosterone)
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Prediabetes, Type 2 and Type 1
- Obesity – insulin is a fat-storing hormone.
- High blood pressure
- Belly Fat
- Fatty liver
- Kidney damage, peripheral neuropathy, neurological problems, eye problems
Causes of High Levels of Insulin
- High carbohydrate/sugar diets
- Frequent eating
- Cortisol (Stress hormone)
A recent study tested nearly 5,200 adults with stable ischemic heart disease. The ISCHEMIA Trial findings were presented at the November 2019 American Heart Association's annual meeting.
ISCHEMIA = International Study Of Comparative Health Effectiveness With Medical And Invasive Approaches
Divided into two groups, they found invasive treatment was not more beneficial than medicine therapy for preventing cardiovascular (CV) events.
Group One was given invasive procedures – CABG (coronary artery bypass grafts) with open heart surgery, had stents installed or given angioplasties.
Group Two was instead given medicine in the form of statins, blood pressure meds, etc.
After 4 years there was NO DIFFERENCE IN OUTCOMES and CV EVENTS.
Do you think invasive procedures (bypass surgery, stents, etc.) will now come to a halt?
It’s estimated that up to 30% of a hospitals’ income is derived from the bypass surgeries and stent installations, not to mention all the Stress Treadmill Tests, Nuclear Stress Tests, Angiograms, Angioplasties, Atherectomies, etc.
There is just no way that management will allow all that money to disappear. Careers and institutions would also disappear.
Important to know: stress treadmill tests and the like do not detect any problem until a person has at least 50% arterial blockage. But 70% of all heart attacks occur with LESS THAN 50% BLOCKAGE.
Too many people get a stress test, get a “Normal” reading, and then die of a heart attack within weeks. That’s exactly what happened to N.B.C.’s Tim Russert, popular host of the TV news show “Meet the Press”.
There are two simple, noninvasive and inexpensive tests covered in Part Five that can detect if you are in danger or will be, much, much sooner. Only then will you know for sure if you are safe or you have a new project on your hands of improving your lifestyle.
Do not despair – there is a way to get healthy and stay healthy.
We’ll go over some blood tests you should get (Part Five) to find out how you’re doing right now and whether or not you are in danger or doing great. And you won’t need a doctor’s prescription to get them.
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UNDOCTORED: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor
By Cardiologist William Davis
LIFESPAN: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To
By Dr. David A. Sinclair
BEAT THE HEART ATTACK GENE: The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent/Reverse Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes
By Bale and Doneen, Clinical Physicians
THE BIG FAT SURPRISE: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
By Nina Teicholz, Science Journalist
WHY WE GET FAT: AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
By Gary Taubes, Engineer/Physicist and Investigative Science Journalist
EAT RICH, LIVE LONG: Use the Power of Low-Carb & Keto for Weight Loss and Great Health
By Ivor Cummins & Jeffrey Gerber, MD
THE DIABETES CODE: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
By Dr. Jason Fung
GRAIN BRAIN: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers
By David Perlmutter, MD (Neurologist)
SUPER HUMAN: The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward
By NYT Best-Selling Author Dave Asprey
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