Even after my thousands of hours of research, I learned new things during Daniel Lieberman's presentation. He is the author of: The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease.
An interesting panel discussion with doctors who deal with and understand the public health issues of the day.
NPR reports: Got gas? It could mean you've got healthy gut microbes. Read it and fart.
On the Internet, there are a few doctors who provide truly great information. Dr. Katz is one of them. If you are not familiar with his presentations, writings, or advice, I recommend watching this presentation.
Dr. Katz has one agenda: Health. He is not bogged down by a diet dogma. He goes with the best evidence-based information.
I always like to know what healthy people eat: Dr. Katz eats ...
Breakfast: Mixed berries, whole grain cereal, non-fat organic plain Greek yogurt for a late breakfast; coffee
Snacks: Water, raw walnuts or almonds, fresh fruit
Dinner: Large, mixed green salad; cooked vegetables; often a grain, such as bulgur wheat, quinoa, or other; either a vegetarian dish with beans or lentils; or grilled fish; glass of wine
Dessert: dark chocolate, or my wife's homemade cookies, with whole grain flours, nuts, dark chocolate (or some alternative)
This interesting and entertaining physicist believes he has the solution for weight-loss. See what you think. Spoiler alert: Eat Less, Move More, and Keep Breathing ... Two out of three ain't bad.
Was it 10,000 yeas ago or possibly the past 100 years?
Read this ...
The diet we evolved to eat over millions of years was predominantly one of meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, nuts, low-sugar fruits. Our modern diet including starches, grains, pasta, legumes, and breads has only been consumed for a mere 10,000 years. In the last hundred years the increase in complex sugars and chemical additives in the diet has led to a huge increase in health problems ranging from severe bowel disorders to obesity and brain function disorders. We have not adapted to eat this modern diet as there has not been enough time for natural selection to operate. It therefore makes sense to eat the diet we evolved with.
Now ponder this ...
When were these restaurants founded?
And the poster child for processed food ...
Pop-tart - 1964
For those folks who believe "all hell broke loose" 10,000 years ago, I suggest: You have added two zeroes too many. Therefore it makes sense to eat real food.
U.S. Healthcare Expenditures: We spend a lot. Do we see the associated benefits? For the answer, watch the first two minutes.
This is a good primer about dieting. In her presentation, she mentions Dr. Rudy Leibel's research. His research is fascinating and ... most people are not aware of it ... and it is probably the main reason for re-gaining weight that has been lost. Dr. Leibel explains here.
Ten Things to Do After Turning 60
1. Climb a tree - I do it with my grandson.
2. Play in the rain - Occasionally, I enjoy running in the rain. It makes me feel like a kid.
3. Roll down a hill - Does falling while running in the woods count?
4. Sleep beneath the stars - I love nature ... it's my meditation.
5. Dig for worms - I'm going to have to. Going fishing with my grandson - on a nearby dock.
6. Climb a big rock - When I hike, rocks tend to "get in the way".
7. Build a sandcastle - Frequently, we dig for China.
8. Go for a hike - Just went on a beautiful one the other day.
9. Plant something and watch it grow - Annually, basil and tomatoes.
10. Row a boat - My kayak is in my garage. But I prefer my motor boat while downing a whole bunch of carbs.
When I receive emails like this, I lose credibility in the source. In this case, Dr. Mark Hyman. He's the author of a best-selling book - The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet and can be seen on PBS.
No matter, much of what he professes cannot be scientifically proven. I'll pass on: Dr. Hyman, excessive sugar consumption and cocaine too - except for Eric Clapton's song.
And here's another shocking fact: Sugar is eight times as addictive as cocaine. Being addicted to sugar and flour is not an emotional eating disorder. It's a biological disorder, driven by hormones and neurotransmitters that fuel sugar and carb cravings — leading to uncontrolled overeating.
Well, if we took Jack Lalanne's advice over 50-years-ago, we would not be an overweight and unhealthy nation. Here's a snippet from one of his shows. He asked his viewers to stop consuming the items below.
So, if you are dazed and confused by all the newfangled information floating around, pay attention to Jack Lalanne. I assume if fast-food existed back then, it would have made the list!
Well, the ubiquitous Got Milk campaign is being retired. Now, the dairy industry will promote its protein (the new wonder nutrient) content. Hey, I'm all for protein. In the video below, it compares an 8-ounce glass of milk to an omelet.
Here's my assessment: I'll choose an egg every time over milk. Here are the reasons: 1) I prefer not to drink my calories (8-ounce glass of milk is 136 calories). The reason: fluids provide no satiety - just empty calories. 2) An egg, has 6-grams of protein and 70-calories. Yes, it will provide the feeling of satiety. So, I say:
And, more importantly are they safe?
I love these two comedic spoofs about the massive prescription drug industry, however, there is a serious problem brewing ... learn more here.
My goal is to move people toward living a healthier lifestyle. Get motivated: between our horrific food environment, complex medical care system, and big pharma pushing pills (just watch the commercials on the evening news), motivation is just around the corner.
My latest and greatest find - Cauliflower Hash Browns. The first time I ate these I was shocked because it tasted incredible. Here's the recipe (I think the egg is optional and for extra-crispy it takes longer than the recipe advises).
... I watched this presentation by Michael Pollan. I found it interesting, intriguing, and quite disturbing. It sucked me in and I wanted to learn more.
After watching this presentation, I have done thousands of hours of research. I'm fascinated by our food, health, and medical culture. During my research, I decided to change my lifestyle. In 80 days, I lost 30-pounds and had other health benefits.
The important issue: For the first time in my life, I found it easy to lose weight. Since I've written over 20-books and "my claim to fame" is that I simplify things, I decided to write Feed Your Head - a simple and fun (lots of cartoons) book that addresses my concept for losing weight.
Watch the video below. Maybe it will be the impetus to move you toward a healthier lifestyle.