Food Allergens

We all have moments in our lives when we are sick of they way we have been approaching and doing things and are over it. When we reach this it is time for a change. How we feel about ourselves, how healthy physically and mentally we are impacts everything. I am listening to Dr's and taking in information this past week in regards to diet. This will not be the last post on this but it will be the first. A starting point. My last post about Paleo/Ketogenic diets is what started rocking my boat.

I think its safe to say we all want to avoid allergens in our diet.  Allergens meaning things that each of us individually respond to inside our body that has reactions in a negative way. Do you want to get sick? Do you want to be alert? My mind has been beyond rocked with all this new found information. I will go into as much detail as I can about various allergens and insert videos that I highly recommend you inform yourself of. I want to give you information, I want you to do with it what you please.

So here's some facts:

First off we all need to HAVE to understand how our cells in our body work. I know its not the most glamorous topic, a lot of us deter away from it. But once you get it you get it. I think its very important that we ALL understand how our body responds to the different fuels we give it. We all look at what gasoline we put in our vehicles before it goes in, why not care about your own body enough to empower yourself with information. This is our only mind and body we will get, if we know how we have been taking care of it and what it needs for optimal performance your life can change.

So back to the boring cells. If you cannot stand to watch the whole video at least watch the part starting at 1:02:45 I've cut an hour off for you. At least watch that through the end. Dr. Doug McGuff is incredible!

Okay now you have learned how our cells eat and use what we give them. Once I learned this a light bulb turned on. Rather then arguing saying whats good or bad for our body once you learn what our body does with what we give it it opens the door to what kind of nutrition and fuel we give us impacts what our body looks like today. Our body doesn't want so much glucose in it, when there is too much it attacks itself.

Here is what he says in the video in the event that you could not watch it:

Glucogen is stored in our liver and muscles, 70grams is stored in our liver 200g is stored in our muscles. Once 270g is topped off we have topped off our gas tank assuming it was already empty. 

Once we get too much glucose it decreases our number of insulin receptors in our cells except for one place, our fat. Our body protects itself from glycation damage, doing so it goes into Internal starvation, energy is inputted and it can only go to fat. 

Once in this state the process can be amplified by our modern diet, fructose can enter the cell by direct diffusing once in that state, it turns to straight body fat. High fructose corn syrup is in everything, its cheaper then sugar, its manufactured not grown like sugar. It is still a glucose fructose molecule that comes from corn. Its everywhere, in gator aide, coke, bread, peanut butter, because we are already in this state we are literally adding fuel to the fire. This is how we get fat!

Energy levels start to wain, nothing can be tapped from our body fat, because we are unable to mobilize body fat, we get the carb crave and hunger. Lipase hormone is sensitive to insulin, we cannot mobilize body fat because of lipase. 

Metabolic derangement happens, its like filling up an overflowing tub, the Mark Sisser diet will turn off the spouts. Once the spouts are turned off your body will auto regulate to your own DNA, becoming what is best for you and your body type. Its your birthright to become the best you can. 

The misapplication of knowledge and technology is what messed it all up. 

You can tell if anyone is in this state if they have: 
excess fat
love handles
double chins
flappy arms
beer belly
and a constant hunger crave with more fatigue then we should really have.

So what do we all do?! We do the opposite of what we should. We follow the low calorie diets, we watch our fat intake, we eat more fruit (sucrose we should not have more then 50g a day excess can lead to liver damage similar to alcohol) we hop on the treadmill, assume everything comes down to us being too lazy and that we need to get out heart pumping more. We take diet pills, look at how many companies got rich off of that alone. Have you ever tried a diet pill? Look at any magazine or recipe that is low fat and look at the carbs! If on a daily basis assuming our gas tank of glucose was empty we can only have a max amount of 270g of carbs. The average diet food "low calorie" food has between 300-400carbs in it. No wonder we are all getting fat. We think we are doing something good by eating low fat, but the carbs are going straight to the fat cells making them grow larger and larger because we are all running on internal starvation. Carbs are not bad if we all didn't have an excess amount of body fat and if we ate the amount we should.

Mark Sisson  shows an excellent example of how much carbs we should consume. He is amazing, look him up:

300 or more grams/day Danger Zone!
Easy to reach with the “normal” American diet (cereals, pasta, rice, bread, waffles, pancakes, muffins, soft drinks, packaged snacks, sweets, desserts). High risk of excess fat storage, inflammation, increased disease markers including Metabolic Syndrome or diabetes. Sharp reduction of grains and other processed carbs is critical unless you are on the “chronic cardio” treadmill (which has its own major drawbacks).
150-300 grams/day – Steady, Insidious Weight Gain
Continued higher insulin-stimulating effect prevents efficient fat burning and contributes to widespread chronic disease conditions. This range – irresponsibly recommended by the USDA and other diet authorities – can lead to the statistical US average gain of 1.5 pounds of fat per year for forty years.
100-150 grams/day – Primal Blueprint Maintenance Range
This range based on body weight and activity level. When combined with Primal exercises, allows for genetically optimal fat burning and muscle development. Range derived from Grok’s (ancestors’) example of enjoying abundant vegetables and fruits and avoiding grains and sugars.
50-100 grams/day – Primal Sweet Spot for Effortless Weight Loss
Minimizes insulin production and ramps up fat metabolism. By meeting average daily protein requirements (.7 – 1 gram per pound of lean bodyweight formula), eating nutritious vegetables and fruits (easy to stay in 50-100 gram range, even with generous servings), and staying satisfied with delicious high fat foods (meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds), you can lose one to two pounds of body fat per week and then keep it off forever by eating in the maintenance range.
0-50 grams/day – Ketosis and Accelerated Fat Burning
Acceptable for a day or two of Intermittent Fasting towards aggressive weight loss efforts, provided adequate protein, fat and supplements are consumed otherwise. May be ideal for many diabetics. Not necessarily recommended as a long-term practice for otherwise healthy people due to resultant deprivation of high nutrient value vegetables and fruits.
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So what can we do about it? There are different kinds of diets based on food allergies/sensitivity/intolerance. How can you tell if you have any issues with the food your eating?

Why its bad for you? The worst vegetable award and Corn Nutritional Value I guess a better question is why is it good for you? Take it out of your diet!

What is it? Gluten (from Latin gluten, "glue") is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. It gives elasticity to dough, helping it torise and to keep its shape, and often giving the final product a chewy texture.
Gluten is the composite of a gliadin and a glutelin, which is conjoined with starch in the endosperm of various grass-related grains. The prolamin and glutelin from wheat (gliadin, which is alcohol-soluble, and glutenin, which is only soluble in dilute acids or alkalis) compose about 80% of the protein contained in wheat seed. Being insoluble in water, they can be purified by washing away the associated starch. Worldwide, gluten is a source of protein, both in foods prepared directly from sources containing it, and as an additive to foods otherwise low in protein.
The seeds of most flowering plants have endosperms with stored protein to nourish embryonic plants during germination. True gluten, with gliadin and glutenin, is limited to certain members of the grass family. The stored proteins of maize and rice are sometimes called glutens, but their proteins differ from gluten.

There is good and bad gluten, but look at what reactions your body can have to it:

SUGAR why its bad for you? It turns to fat when you have more then 270g a day total!

So what should you eat? This varies by person, there is not ever going to be a black and white what you should and shouldn't eat list. If your body shows signs of intolerance to foods don't poison your body anymore. Eat what makes you feel good. Here's a list of quality. 

What kind of oils are okay?
This week is Paleo week on listen to the different people on what they think about everything in regards to this. Whats pretty apparent is all the information we have been fed is not true. Paleo Summit is free each day they play it but if you don't listen in time you will have to purchase them. 

Inform yourself. 

Ignorance is bliss. I had no idea, this has been a huge shocker for me. I am now actively taking drastic measures to improve my quality of life. Gluten allergies can be seen in people that have headaches, children with ADD/ADHD, Autism, Alzheimers, Skitzophrenia, Auto Immune Disorders and more. Look up Dr. O'Bryan .

Paleo and Pregnancy

I found an interesting article about Paleo and Pregnancy: The Primal Parent Incredible article if your a woman and have children or ever plan to have children.

Its not necessarily a "Paleo" diet, it is a: 
MEAT, VEGGIES, TUBERS, and minimal FRUIT (max 50g a day) diet. 
Its a seedless diet
Its a avoid allergens in your diet diet. 

Some people might say, there is no way I am cutting bread from your diet, but once you find out what you are feeding yourself and how your body reacts to it is all on you. You can make breads and sweets with coconut flour and almond flour. Everyone looks for a hobby in life why not have a hobby that makes you feel better, look better and keeps your creative juices flowing. Cook, create!

My food recently:

Breakfast: 2 easy over eggs cooked in butter and bacon

Lunch: Salad with avocado and cheese

Dinner: Baked chicken in heaving cream, mushrooms, onions, garlic with a side dish of asparagus cooked in butter, garlic and parm.

Dessert: Coconut milk with a dash of heavy whipping cream.

What ketosis looks like

I am curently in ketosis. This means my body is fueling off of the fat storage I have, I am eating very low amounts of carbs under 50 carbs on a daily basis. We have two options, after we have more then 270g of glucose in our body we either make more fat or if we are eating low carbs we burn the fat. I have no cravings for sugar, I am mentally much clearer, I am not hungry every few hours. I will update on my personal status in the next few blogs. This status is not something I plan on staying in longer then a few days, but I am going to be completely cutting out: Wheat, Corn, Soy, Milk and Sugar from my diet from now on.

What I want everyone to get out of this is that this is the way our body processes the foods we give it. It is our choice what we feed ourselves. I want everyone to live happy healthy lives. I hope this opened your eyes a little on this subject. I am not done researching this, I hope you aren't either.

Here's some yummy looking food:



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