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by Dr. Cindy Clayton, D.C.
is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Nutritionist who is practicing in the Portland,
Four Biggest Health Myths
High in Fat Cause You to Get Fat
have promoted low fat everywhere and so many people are obsessed with cutting
fat from their diets. But did you
know that eating healthy fat actually helps you lose weight? When you eat low
fat foods your metabolism drastically shuts down. When your metabolism shuts
down, so does your fat burning furnace. If you want to speed up your metabolism
and lose weight – consume more healthy fat. Fat also tells your brain that
you’re full. It will greatly cut your appetite. Have you ever eaten at a
Chinese restaurant and been hungry an hour later? That was because of the high
carbohydrates. It is the carbohydrates that cause you to get fat and make you
hungry, especially sugar and refined grains. We’re not talking about the
artificial margarine, oleos or the heated, trans fats. We’re talking about
eating more raw nuts, olive oil, flax oil, coconut oil, cod liver oil, real
butter, cheese, eggs and meats as good sources of healthy fat (organic and
Carbohydrate, Low Calorie Diets Help with Weight Loss
The problem with a high
carbohydrate, low calorie diet is that bread, pasta, cereal,
and other carbs break down into sugar very rapidly. This triggers an
increase in insulin. Insulin takes high sugar that’s in the blood and puts it
into storage as fat. This data can be found in almost every medical textbook on
the subject of insulin and carbohydrate metabolism. When insulin is released it
also inhibits the action of enzymes that break fat down.
Your organs need calories to
keep functioning, including the heart, liver, kidneys and brain. Low calorie
diets actually starve these organs. They
will eventually start to malfunction. A low calorie diet will also cause your
metabolism to slow way down which will cause your body to expand it’s fat
cells and make it very hard to lose weight.
on the other hand increases a hormone which has a function that is the
opposite of insulin. It will
cause your body to dissolve fat rather than store it. In the process of
dissolving the fat, it gives you energy. By taking grain carbohydrates and
sugar out of your diet and increasing vegetables, proteins and healthy fats,
you will lose weight with less hunger and will have more.
Dr. Cindy Clayton, D.C.
is a Doctor of Chiropractic practicing in the LA area at 3020 Glendale Blvd.
Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323 668-2639 See her website
Saturated Fats Causes Heart Disease
The Ancient Egyptians consumed a diet of high carbohydrates and low
fats. When mummified bodies were dug up it was routinely found that their
arteries were filled with cholesterol, their teeth were rotted and they were
The Eskimos consumed a 70% fat diet and had practically no heart
disease. Africans, Indians, Mediterranean cultures, inhabitants of Crete,
Puerto Ricans, Swiss, French and New Zealanders also consumed diets high in
saturated fats with virtually no heart disease.
popular belief, there are no scientific studies that show that eating a high
fat diet and high cholesterol diet will in any way cause heart disease or
However, a low cholesterol diet can cause you to develop
cataracts (vision loss), age more quickly and weaken your immune system. It
can also cause your body to overcompensate and to develop high cholesterol.
Disease was very rare a hundred years ago. Heart disease started to increase
from nothing in 1910, to a major epidemic in 1945 (50% of all deaths). From
1910 to 1970, the consumption of animal fats has actually declined, butter
consumption has declined, cholesterol consumption has increased only 1% yet
heart disease has increased a lot. Refined foods, sugar consumption,
margarine and artificial oil intake has increased tremendously during this
It is these refined foods that increase cholesterol and destroy
foods are depleted of all their vitamins, minerals and enzymes, especially B
vitamins. Scientists have now proven that it is the B vitamin deficiency
that causes heart attacks.
You may be saying to yourself that you already
take B vitamins but chances are you may be taking synthetic B vitamins, made
from petroleum which will not supply the B you need and will actually create
Standard Process makes Cataplex B and G, whole food organic
supplements that will give you the entire B complex which will feed your
heart and body. Cataplex B is the half that will help you heart, nerves and
carbohydrate metabolism. Cataplex G is the half that helps stress,
relaxation and fat metabolism.
is a list of fats with the proper ratios you should have in your diet (You
should have 1 part saturated fats to one part Omega 3 unsaturated fats to 1
part Omega 6 unsaturated fats – 1:1:1):
FATS: Meats, Cheese, Eggs, Raw Milk, Butter
OMEGA 3: Fish Oil, Flax oil OMEGA
6: Vegetable oils, Raw nuts, Olive oil
Will Raise Your Cholesterol
whites contain one of the best sources of protein. Egg
yolks contain a small amount of cholesterol and a
large amount of lecithin which breaks down the
The way to maintain normal cholesterol levels
is not to avoid cholesterol, because that will cause
your body to produce more. This occurs because of an
internal mechanism in your liver. The less cholesterol
you consume, the more your body makes.
What you want to do is eat foods that are high
in lecithin and forget about cholesterol. It just so
happens that all high lecithin foods contain high
fats. That’s the way nature designed it. And that is
the problem with refined and heated oil—they destroy
Eggs don’t raise cholesterol levels. In fact,
they do just the opposite—they decrease cholesterol
levels. The best way to lower cholesterol is to eat
organic eggs because of the lecithin factor.
Cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a
substance vital to all your cells. most of your
hormones are made out of cholesterol. Your nerves
could not conduct electricity without cholesterol.
Your brain couldn’t function without
cholesterol—in fact 70% of it is cholesterol.
Cholesterol also makes vitamin D, which helps in the
absorption of calcium. So be sure to make organic eggs part
also a video by Dr. Eric Burg The
Egg Yolk Myth
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