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The Ratios Of Bacteria In Our Gut Determines How Many Calories We Store Or Burn

90% of the bacteria in our gut is made up of two major types: Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes.  The populations of these two types of bacteria make up our F/B ratio. The Firmicutes bacteria absorb more calories from our food than Bacteroidetes, AND trigger the storage of calories as fat.  Bacteroidetes don’t absorb as many calories and allow more of the…

Why Is My Dietary Advice So Different From That Of The Mainstream Health Authorities?

Why is my dietary advice so different from the mainstream health authorities?  That’s a great question.  Why aren’t they paying attention to what the more progressive MD’s and PhD’s are saying and showing in their research? In 1994, the American Diabetes Association ( I called them the American Dietetics Association in the video, Whoops) recommended a diet of 60-70% carbohydrates,…

Don’t Let Your Weekend Eating Set Back Your Weight Loss Progress From The Week

For many people, the weekend indulgences can undo their weight loss progress and success from the week.  Two steps forward and one step back.  This becomes very discouraging on Monday morning.  The lack of routine and the added social aspect of the weekend is a big temptation to indulge and go WAY off of our eating plan making it very…

Why Whole Grains Aren’t As Healthy As We’ve Been Told

We’ve heard for decades now how important “whole grains” are for our health.  We need the fiber and the B vitamins.  A major problem with that is that the wheat we’re eating now isn’t the same wheat that was available 100 years ago.  The wheat we eat now is a dwarf wheat with less fiber and more gluten.  Through hybridization,…

When Losing Weight, Beware of Eating Too Much Fruit

  While fruit is a nutritious food with many needed antioxidants, it is still a source of sugar and can limit weight loss.  Fruit contains both fructose and glucose in varying ratios depending on the fruit. Glucose is the primary sugar in starches like grains and potatoes and is the main source for glycogen for our muscles.  When muscle glycogen…

What’s The Story With Soy And Why Should We Avoid It?

For a few decades now, SOY has been considered a “health food” because of benefits to the heart and as a vegetarian protein source.  However, soy is also known to contain phyto estrogens which can act as endocrine disruptors and create imbalances in the body’s sex hormones. In my opinion, the health risks of disruption of testosterone and/or estrogen in…

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