Fighting obesity – The Daniel Plan

Rick Warren 1_0

Läkare och andra experter i USA har i minst tio år klagat över att de är maktlösa inför fetma-epidemien om de inte får hjälp från kyrkor, idrottsklubbar, politiska organisationer, persionärsföreningar och många andra ideella organisationer.

Plötsligt tar nu en kyrka i USA, Saddleback Church, initiativ och visar strålande resultat. Daniels-planen, efter Daniels bok i bibeln tycks vara ett fantastiskt framgångsrikt koncept.
Församlingens 117 000 bortbantade kilo på 18 månader – det har respekt – och inte minst den del pastorn själv står för – 50 pounds.
En rad celebriteter bl.a. Bill Clinton och många andra har framgångsrikt följt efter.
I en tid då sjukvården knappast ser något annat alternativ än att, till stora kostnader och med många nackdelar för individen, stympa magarna på feta människor så stiger en kyrka fram och visar att det går väldigt bra, och till låg kostnad och utan nämnvärda kompliktioner genom att modifiera och följa urgamla råd bl.a. från Daniels bok i bibeln; minska på intag av djurprodukter och självklart raffinerade kolhydrater (kokta rotfrukter, kokta sädesprodukter, pasta, bröd o.dyl och låta födan i största utsträckning domineras av färskt grönt,  mycket likt den kost som årets olympier, framförallt afrikanska långdistanslöpare, visat vara så framgångsrikt.
Det är för mig ofattbart att i denna situation flera läkare ger sig ut och mest talar om risker med ”okontrollerad bantning” – visst finns det risker, men i detta fall tycks komplikationerna ha varit få. Dessutom hae Rick Warren faktiskt flera läkare i sitt Daniel team.
Jag har googlat på både Rick Warren oc på Daneil plan. Rick Warren är inte vilken pastor som helst, på sitt sätt en Billy Graham i vår tid. Han har skrivit många böcker varav en översatts till svenska – se nedan. Hans gudstjänster besöks varje vecka av cirka 20000 människor.
Alla ledande media i USA har uppmärksammat initiativet, bland  dessa CNN, Time Magazine, Newsweek, USTODAY o.s.v.
Googla gärna på Daniel Plan och det kommer fram en massa intressant information. Här ett axplock!
www.danielplan.com
www.saddlebackresources.com
www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Warren
www.time.com/2012
www.articles.nydailynews.com/
www.cnn.com/2012/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BskPtjZxCTc 

Correcting Behavioral Problems Without Drugs

I read today Dr Mercolas recommendations in conditions with mental and psyckological problems, especially in children. I agree with most of these policies. They are useful also in other condtions.

Correcting Behavioral Problems Without Drugs

Here are a few additional guidelines to help you address underlying toxins in your child, without, or at least BEFORE, you agree to any kind of drug therapy:
Additionally, whole wheat in particular contains high amounts of wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), which can have adverse effects on mental health due to its neurotoxic actions. Wheat also inhibits production of serotonin, the largest concentration of which can, again, be found in your intestines, not your brain. Try eliminating them first for 1-2 weeks and see if you don’t notice a radical and amazing improvement in your child’s behavior.
If natural sun exposure is not feasible, for whatever reason, you can use either a safe tanning bed or an oral vitamin D3 supplement. For more details on how to safely optimize your and your child’s vitamin D levels, please see this previous article.

  1. Severely limit or eliminate fructose from your child’s diet as sugar/fructose has been linked to mental health problems such as depression and schizophrenia.
  2. Avoid giving your child ANY processed foods, especially those containing artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. This includes lunch meats and hot dogs, which are common food staples in many households.
  3. Replace soft drinks, fruit juices, and pasteurized milk with pure water. This is HUGE since high fructose corn syrup is a primary source of calories in children.
  4. Make sure your child is getting large regular doses of healthy bacteria, either with high quality fermented organic foods and/or high quality probiotic supplements.
  5. Give your child plenty of high-quality, animal-based omega-3 fats like krill oil. Also, make sure to balance your child’s intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fats, by simultaneously limiting their intake of vegetable oils.
  6. Include as many whole organic foods as possible in your child’s diet, both to reduce chemical exposure and increase nutrient content of each meal.
  7. Also reduce or eliminate grains from your child’s diet. Yes, even healthy organic whole grains can cause problems as they too break down into sugars.
  8. Avoid artificial sweeteners of all kinds.
  9. Make sure your child gets plenty of exercise and outdoor playtime.
  10. Get them out into the sun to help maintain optimal vitamin D levels. Scientists are now beginning to realize vitamin D is involved in maintaining the health of your brain, as they’ve recently discovered vitamin D receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and central nervous system. There’s even evidence indicating vitamin D improves your brain’s detoxification process. For children and pregnant women, getting enough vitamin D is especially crucial, as it may play a major role in protecting infants from autism.
  11. Give your child a way to address his or her emotions. Even children can benefit from the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which you or an EFT practitioner can teach them to use.
  12. Prevent exposure to toxic metals and chemical by replacing personal care products, detergents and household cleaners with all natural varieties. Metals like aluminum, cadmium, lead and mercury are commonly found in thousands of different food products, household products, personal products and untold numbers of industrial products and chemicals. The presence of toxic metals in your child’s body is highly significant for they are capable of causing serious health problems by interfering with normal biological functioning. The health effects range from minor physical ailments to chronic diseases, and altered mood and behavior.

Health – 10 commandments

  1. Minimizing intake of insulinogenic foods such as refined carbohydrates; cereals, bread, sweats, cookies, rice, pasta, cooked tubers incl. potatoes, foods, which are absorbed high in the small intestine and of minimal benefit to microbiota.
  2. Keeping a daily intake of fructose below 25 gram a day.
  3. Minimizing their intake of dairy products especially butter, cheese and milk powder, rich in saturated fats, hormones and growth factors such as IGF1, and to reduce meat intake, especially inflammation-inducing processed and cured meat such as bacon and sausages, this far though only fat demonstrated to being detrimental to microbiota.
  4. Dramatically increasing the intake of fresh and raw greens, fresh spices and vegetables, rich in antioxidants, fibers, minerals and nutrients, but also inflammation-controlling factors such as curcumin, resveratrol – some of  which most likely are of great importance for diversity, replication, growth and functions of the microbiota and for immune development and immune functions of the body.
  5. Minimizing intake of foods, which are heated above 100o C known to be rich in the inflammation-inducing molecules AGEs and ALEs, foods heated above 130 Co,  which with increase in temperature becomes increasingly rich in pro-inflammatory and carcinogenic substances such acrylamide and heterocyclic amines. This means avoiding fried and grilled foods but also toasted and high-temperature baked breads.
  6. Minimizing exposure to microbe-derived highly inflammation-inducing endotoxin, especially rich in meat hung for several days, hard cheeses, pork and ice-creams.
  7. Eliminating/minimizing intake of foods rich in proteotoxins such as casein, gluten and zein.
  8. Seeking out and consuming ancient anti-oxidant-rich, high fiber, low-calorie containing grains such as buckwheat, amaranth, chia, lupin, millet, quinoa, sorghum, taro, teff etc, and also increasing the intake of beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, nuts and almonds – all extraordinary rich in nutrients and minerals – all prepared for eating by low-temperature cooking – all most likely of importance for maintenance of a rich microbiota.
  9. Restricting intake of chemicals including pharmaceutical drugs to only what is absolutely nessessary as most likely most chemicals are detrimental to microbiota.
  10. Supplement of large doses of vitamin D and omega fatty acids, both important in control of inflammation and for function of microbiota.

Fempunktsprogram för att öka sin hälsa

1.     Inga industritillverkade matvaror och speciellt inte något som blivit uppvärmt över 100 grader. Mat bör tillagas med ångkokning eller lågtemperatur i ugn men ej vanlig kokning, stekning eller grillning.
2.     Ingen mat gjord av mjölk eller gluteninnehållande mat som vanligt bröd, ris eller pasta. Man kan fuska begränsat med mat gjord av mjölk  men med gluten måste man vara absolutist-fundamentalist. Det finns glutenfritt öl: Sol, St Peter´s, Corona, Saxon och Lapin Kulta. Man kan ersätta ris och pasta med t.ex. kokta quinoafrön. Glutenfritt bröd finns att köpa. Det gluten man äter idag tar minst tre månader att lämna kroppen. Varje fusk betyder att man börjar om från ruta 1 – tre månader tillbaka.
3.     Var försiktig med socker och stärkelse, också kokta rotfrukter (de går bra att använda råa i smoothies, även rå potatis).
4.     Ät rikligt med bladgrönsaker, kryddor, ärter, bönor, nötter och mandel.
5.     Ta även dagligen D-vitamin året runt i lämplig dos (2.000 – 5000 IE, dosen beror på kroppsvikt och individuell förmåga hos tarmen att suga upp D-vitamin och bör kontrolleras med blodprov de första åren), dagligen 1000 IE omega-3 fettsyra helst i form av krillolja, och gärna även dagligen 1 rågad matsked gurkmeja!

Microbiota, immune development, function

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Author: Stig Bengmark
Abstract
The microbiota of Westerners is significantly reduced in comparison to rural individuals living a similar lifestyle to our Paleolithic forefathers but also to that of other free-living primates such as the chimpanzee. The great majority of ingredients in the industrially produced foods consumed in the West are absorbed in the upper part of small intestine and thus of limited benifit to the microbiota. Lack of proper nutrition for microbiota is a major factor under-pinning dysfunctional microbiota, dysbiosis, chronically elevated inflammation, and the production and leakage of endotoxins through the various tissue barriers. Furthermore, the over comsumption of insulinogenic foods and proteotoxins, such as advanced glycation and lipoxidation molecules, gluten and zein, and a reduced intake of fruit and vegetables, are key factors behind the commonly observed elevated inflammation and the endemic of obesity and chronic diseases, factors which are also likely to be detrimental to microbiota. As a consequence of this lifestyle and the associated eating habits, most barriers, including the gut, the airways, the skin, the oral cavity, the vagina, the placenta, the blood-brain barrier etc, are increasingly permeable. Attempts to recondition these barriers through the use of so called ‘probiotics’, normally applied to the gut, are not as successful as they could be, and sometimes fail, as they are usually applied as adjunctive treatments, e.g. in parallel with heavy pharmaceutical treatment, not rarely consisting in antibiotics and chemotherapy.
It is increasingly observed that the majority of pharmaceutical drugs, even those believed to have minimal adverse effects, such as proton pump inhibitors and anti-hypertensives, in fact adversely affect immune development and functions and are most likely also deleterious to microbiota. Equally, it appears that probiotic treatment is not campatable with pharmacological treatments. Eco-biological treatments, with plant-derived substances, or phytochemicals, e.g. curcumin and resveratrol, and pre-, pro- and synbiotics offers similar effects as use of biologicals, although milder but also free from adverse effects. Such treatments should be tried as alternative therapies; mainly, to begin with, for disease prevention but also in early cases of chronic diseases. Pharmaceutical treatment has, thus far, failed to inhibit the tsunami of endemic diseases spreading around the world, and no new tools are in sight. Dramatic alterations, in direction of a paleolithic-like lifestyle and food habits, seem to be the only alternatives with the potential to control the present escalating crisis.
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