Ways to look after your immune system:
- Eat natural healthful foods
- Supplement with Vitamin C & D
- Exercise regularly
- Reduce stress
- Practice intermittent fasting
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Your immune system is your natural first line of defence. If you look after it, it will be your friend.
Ways to look after your immune system:
The gallbladder is an organ that stores bile made in the liver and concentrates the stored bile.
Bile is used in the digestive process to break up and help digest the saturated fat.
The gallbladder has muscular walls that contract and squeezes out the bile when saturated fat is present.
A low-fat high-carb diet contains little saturated fat. This means that the gallbladder cannot do its job to contract its muscle walls to secrete bile into the digestive system. When the gallbladder is not used, the bile that is stored continues to concentrate and eventually crystalizes to form stones.
Diets that increase the risk of getting gallstones are:
• low-fat diets
• whole grains
• carbs, starch, sugar
Evidence of this can be found here: https://gut.bmj.com/content/54/6/823
Evidence shows that low carb high fat & keto diets do not cause gallstones.
Other risks of getting gallstones include
• Women over 40 with high estrogen levels.
• People with high insulin levels.
If you haven't eaten saturated fat for a long time, it is advisable to introduce it gradually to allow the gallbladder to get back into shape.
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Please watch Dr Ken Berry's video for more information https://youtu.be/zgO7gIaG_Zg
Fasting is not starvation. It is the voluntary avoidance of food. Food is available, but you choose not to eat.
Fasting allows the body to use its stored energy by burning off excess body fat.
Body fat is food energy that has been stored away. If you don't eat, the body will consume its own fat for energy.
When we eat, there is usually more energy generated than can be immediately consumed. The excess is stored away as fat for later use. Insulin is a hormone that is involved in the storage of food energy.
When we eat, insulin rises to help to store the excess energy as glucose in the liver as well as produce fat in the liver.
When we do not eat, insulin levels fall to signal the body to start burning stored fat because there is no more coming through food.
Some possible benefits of fasting include:
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The body’s fuel sources The body has 2 fuel sources it feeds off: sugar (glucose) & fat.
Sugar fuel is mainly obtained through the conversion of starchy carbohydrates & processed foods. This is the primary source of fuel for the body. Once this is depleted, the body will then utilise fat for fuel.
he way to allow the body to use fat for fuel is to increase the time between meals. The longer you can go without eating, the sugar will deplete allowing the body to find the fat stores to use fat for fuel.
This helps to create an environment that is unattractive to diseases such as some cancers, viruses, bacteria, fungi. We know that cancer cells thrive in a sugary environment. Evidence of how a sugary environment helps the growth of other diseases such as viruses, bacteria and fungi: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7573915/
Eating less frequently and reducing carbohydrate & processed food consumption can help to create an environment unattractive to disease.
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How do you know how much carbohydrate to consume safely if you want to follow a low-carbohydrate lifestyle?
Dr David Unwin in the UK has successfully helped a large proportion of his patients reverse Type 2 Diabetes and lose fat by following a low-carb lifestyle. Many GPs in the UK are also recommending this lifestyle approach to deal with weight loss and diabetes.
To make it easier to identify which starchy carbs to limit or avoid, Dr Unwin produced a chart with sugar equivalents for these foods. This link will take you to a variety of downloadable charts, which are available in other languages as well. https://phcuk.org/sugar/
This article reported on Dr Unwin’s success and contains testimonies of several people who have followed the low carb lifestyle. http://dailym.ai/3gASBEq
What we often think is healthy is not. Take skimmed milk for instance, it has a higher sugar content compared to full fat milk. A breakfast of a 200 ml serving of apple juice has 8 teaspoons of sugar. A serving of 30g of Special K cereal has 4 teaspoons of sugar. That is why when you have cereals and juice for breakfast, you will find that you’re usually hungry before lunch and have to reach for a snack to tide you over until lunchtime, like for example, a 120g banana, which has the equivalent of nearly 6 teaspoons of sugar.
How can we change the metabolic process and improve our health?
Essentially, we eat less often, which means we extend the time between each meal, and using something good in your body (fat) instead of putting something bad (sugar) into the body.
If you can work towards a fasting window of 17-18 hours, ie an eating window of between 6-7 hours, after 2-3 weeks you will find that your body will start to find the fat stores and use fat for fuel instead of sugar, and this is how fat loss starts and other metabolic issues begin to reverse.
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Day 21 Press Up Challenge
Today I have achieved 50 press-ups in 1 go. I am well pleased indeed. Prior to the challenge, I struggled to do 20. Since using Wim Hof's breathing method prior to doing the set of press-ups, I have gradually increased the number in a set. As with everything, it takes time to build the numbers up.
The Forgotten Immune System
Our immune system is there to help and protect us, not harm us. Unless we do nothing to prevent it from working in our best interest, it will continue to be our lifelong friend and healthy companion.
We are all born with an immune system that is in place to help us fight pathogens, ie bacteria, viruses, fungi. Therefore it is our responsibility to look after this natural first line of defence.
We can do this by making sure that we
• Eat the right food
• Have enough rest
• Sleep well
• Limit/avoid toxic substances (physical & sub-conscious) in our environment
• Exercise appropriately
Our immune system can be our friend or foe. We keep it as our friend by doing the things that keep us healthy. Those healthy things keep our immune system strong, and doing unhealthy things weakens our immune system.
Doing the right things helps our immune system stay strong.
Doing the wrong things weakens it.
Be kind to your immune system and it will be kind to you.
More information can be found here:
The immune system in brief: https://youtu.be/fSEFXl2XQpc
The most dangerous foods for your immune system, why they are dangerous, and what other lifestyle habits you can do to boost your immunity even more: https://youtu.be/wSqkl2bJ-tw
The link between Sugar and Cancer
The body converts starchy carbohydrates & highly processed foods into sugar, which raises insulin levels. Too much insulin leads to obesity and other metabolic health issues including cancer. Insulin also supports the growth of cancer cells as it acts as a growth factor in the body (Insulin Growth Factor IGF 1). https://phenq.com/blog/what-is-igf-1/
What we eat and how often we eat affects cancer growth.
My husband, Bill, has had cancer since 2013 and has had several operations for different cancers during this time. He made a conscious decision to change his eating habits 6 months ago following the success I had and also the effect the current virus had on people with metabolic health issues. He has ample to eat, he is hardly hungry and he enjoys what he eats. He has lost 3 stones in weight/fat, dropped 2 dress sizes, improved his immunity and feels quite well.
Once again, the importance of following a low carbohydrate real food diet is emphasised. This way of eating helps you to eat less frequently and enables you to reverse most metabolic issues you may have, such as excess weight/fat, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart health, allergies, inflammation, poor immunity and more.
Dr Jason Fung is highly regarded in his studies on Intermittent Fasting and Metabolic Health. His interview on the sugar/cancer link is found at: https://youtu.be/UgUdBEXqE8E
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The Importance of Good Metabolic Health
Evidence shows that medications and/or vaccinations do not ‘cure’ the illness. They may improve or temporarily remove the symptoms of the illness. However, most of the time, medications and vaccinations produce side effects, some of which may be short-term, and some are long-term, including death in some cases.
Your immune system is the first line of defence against disease and viruses. Starchy carbohydrates and processed foods, which convert to sugar, plays a big part in suppressing and weakening the immune system.
Metabolic health issues such as excess weight/fat, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, allergies can be improved and/or reversed by a lifestyle change that includes the reduction of the consumption of starchy carbohydrates. Keep the total daily consumption of carbs to between 20g and 50g, increase the intake of fatty cuts of meat and saturated fat. This way, you’ll feel more satisfied for a longer period of time reducing the frequency of having to eat.
Here are the links of evidence that show the effect of poor metabolic health on vaccinations.
Impact of obesity and metabolic syndrome on immunity
Obesity is associated with impaired immune response to influenza vaccination in humans
Marked improvement in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in diabetic Australian aborigines after temporary reversion to traditional lifestyle
Why is cholesterol made out to be the bad guy in heart health?
There is now a lot of research that show that it is not cholesterol that causes heart disease and blocked arteries. It is sugar that's the culprit. Sugar from Carbohydrates.
Cholesterol is a naturally occurring substance manufactured in the liver that is essential to bodily functions, especially the brain and protects the cells, amongst other functions. I have often wondered about the connection between the increased use of statins and the increased incidence of Alzheimer's disease/dementia.
Cholesterol is our friend. Saturated fat is good for health. Sugar is the enemy.
Do your own research.
Take responsibility for your health.
We should look at a healthy lifestyle first before looking at medication to solve a health problem.
Medication may solve the problem temporarily, but in most cases, it will eventually cause other problems.
David Feldman: https://cholesterolcode.com/
Carbs Cholesterol Link: https://bit.ly/37mWngi
Dr David Diamond: https://youtu.be/_cOc0iuWx7U
Dr Sten Ekberg: https://youtu.be/cHIzSS9ZBVY
Dr William Davis: https://youtu.be/0qbWCemj6f4
The consumption of fat in one's diet is key to maintaining body weight. However, a person who has an excess amount of fat in the body will need to modify the amount of fat to consume in a low carb high fat diet (Keto), to allow the body to find the fat stores to burn. This can be done by significantly reducing the consumption of starchy carbohydrates. Carbohydrates triggers the insulin response dramatically and prevents fat burning. Carbohydrates also do not keep you satiated causing you to eat frequently.
It is a fact that low fat diets do not help with weight loss. The consumption of more meat and a little more fat than previously, especially if you've been consuming a low fat diet, can help you feel fuller longer and therefore eating less frequently to allow the body to find the fat stores to use the fat for energy resulting in fat loss.
Doing some exercise, like walking for a start can help. Caffeine in moderation can also help as an appetite suppressant.
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I've been teaching yoga since 2009 and always had an interest in healthy living.