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From fashion to depression and disease

People who find out about what I do, they always ask me: "Doctor, what should I eat?" Americans are obsessed with finding the right formula for nutrition. Since 1990, when I moved to New York, I witnessed the implementation of many bizarre theories that took possession of the minds of the population throughout the country, caused the restructuring of industry and ultimately led to greater human losses than all the wars combined.
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The first was the war on fats. The frontal attack on them turned all life in America. Doctors, united with the media, persuaded the population that fats are a hidden weapon of mass destruction, and therefore they were excluded from all products sold in supermarkets. The food industry took the most active part in this campaign, filling the shelves with fat-free products. Even skim oil appeared on sale! The caloric emptiness, left by fats, was filled with carbohydrates. "Low-fat" has become a key word. Nevertheless, Americans have become the most fat nation in the world.
Before the wave of heart attacks began to wane, America found a new enemy - carbohydrates. Again, fighting began on all fronts. Now it was thought that losing weight - it does not mean eating low-fat foods, it means there is everything on the labels of which it says "without sugar." Calories, which were not cooked as a result of eliminating carbohydrates from the diet, were replenished by increasing the proportion of proteins, and this was by no means an accident. A diet high in protein and low carbohydrates has been practiced in America for a long time. Adherents of bodybuilding have long understood that if there are more proteins, muscle mass grows rapidly. They have less fat in the body than anyone else - not from birth, but as a result of enormous physical effort and tons of proteins. To be like them, the Americans began to devour furiously fish, chicken, steaks, eggs and cheese (low fat content).
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Before moving to New York, I was in great shape thanks to the taekwondo classes and well remember how wonderful I felt at that time. Forcing myself to start running in the morning, a month later I ran around an hour a day. I tried not to eat sweets and drank lots of water, as never before in my life. My body quickly lost weight, muscles, except for the muscles of the legs, decreased, the skin sagged. I wanted to become muscular, and I hired a muscular personal instructor. He was familiar with the system of bodybuilding and provided me with a lot of books, magazines and products that contributed to the burning of fat and the buildup of muscle mass. Four days a week we lifted weights, one day we rested and twice a week we practiced cardio exercises. Once every two weeks I was allowed to make a feast with pizza and ice cream. I was so diligent a student that I became as muscular as my instructor a month earlier than he had predicted. After completing our classes during a sort of graduation ceremony, he handed me his secret weapon, the book by Dan Duchene, in which he talks about how he managed to achieve great heights in bodybuilding with a diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates. In his body remained the last stock of fat, which, it seemed, could not be burned by any means. And in the competition for bodybuilding, the one who has the least fat will win. Duchesne, determined to finally get rid of fat, began to study physiology, endocrinology and metabolism with such zeal that soon became an authority in these areas.
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His biggest discovery he did, watching the sick. Diabetics who do not keep track of their health develop a condition known in medicine as ketoacidosis. Due to a lack of insulin, glucose, contained in the blood, does not enter the cells for which it serves as a source of energy. The organism has nothing else to do but convert fat to ketones, which, like glucose, can be used by cells as fuel, but in their molecular structure they resemble alcohol. They can replace glucose only temporarily, because because of them the blood becomes so acidic that this creates a mortal threat. Ketoacidosis is a dangerous condition that threatens life, requiring immediate medical intervention.
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Among patients with repeated cases of ketoacidosis, many very thin people. Duchesne decided to reproduce this state. His magic formula consisted of a diet containing only proteins and fats in the absence of carbohydrates. He refrained from eating carbohydrates as much as possible, and his body began to convert fats into ketones. Then, to avoid a critical condition, he used a little carbohydrates, thereby stabilizing the acidity of the blood, and again repeated the procedure. This method worked. Duchene realized that he was putting himself at risk of death, and was ready for the consequences.
Getting rid of mucus during the purification program, you will cease to crave food, which contributes to its development
I do not think that when the worldwide boom of the Atkins diet began, most of its followers knew what they got into. And still do not know. The Atkins diet gives an effect: it ensures that you can get into the bathing suit by the beginning of the beach season. But it does not promise that you will still enjoy life.
Whether ketoacidosis occurs or not, a diet high in protein in itself contributes to the oxidation of blood and the onset of inflammatory processes, and in addition to the development of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, kidney failure, gout and osteoporosis.
Since when people asked me, already armed with this knowledge, what they should eat, I first of all asked them a question: "And what do you eat?" If you eat to lose weight, the Atkins diet is the best option for you. But this is the worst choice if you want to be healthy and live long.
Many years ago, at the beginning of my search for means to overcome depression, I probably knew only one thing: maintaining a physical form has a beneficial effect on the state of mind

When at last we were convinced that the elimination of one of the three main food categories does not give the desired results, the more reasonable and safe fashionable diets such as "Zone", "South Beach" and " The body for life. " While they came and went, in the background, pretending that it was not there, the food pyramid of the US government rose. It shows different groups of products and the number of servings per day that is considered acceptable. The only thing I can say about this is that everything starts with a lie. The pyramid is actually a triangle.
Elimination of one of the three main food categories (proteins, fats or carbohydrates) does not lead to the desired results in weight loss, but usually also spoils the health

Fashion comes and goes. They do not live long, because they do not bring long-term benefits to their followers. However, some dietary trends, based on reliable information and bringing long-term benefits, are turning into social movements. Movement can affect the economy of the country, just like fashion. Some of these movements are worthy of knowing about them.

Participants in the raw food movement say that it is wrong to expose food to heat treatment. Heat treatment destroys the enzymes contained in raw products, necessary for their digestion. Learning about one experience, I was imbued with respect for the theory behind the raw food.
In the early twentieth century, Dr. Francis Pottidge conducted an experiment in California. He selected several cats and divided them into two groups that lived in the same conditions with one exception. The first group was fed raw meat and milk, the second group - meat and milk of the same quality and in the same quantity, but subjected to heat treatment.
After a while, the health of the cats in the first group was excellent, whereas in the second group cats developed cancers, arthritis, diabetes and other diseases common in humans.
From my personal experience, I know that the use of only raw foods for a certain period is an effective way of detoxification, less intense than juice or water starvation. But after a while I could not stand this diet any longer and had a strong desire to return to boiled and fried foods, which invariably improved my condition. And yet, I recommend that my patients increase the share of raw foods in their daily diet. It is proved that a small increase in the proportion of raw foods in the diet contributes to a natural decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol.

The principles of raw food are represented by his supporters as a means of acquiring a healthy body and a healthy planet. They argue that switching to the use of exclusively raw products would mean a complete reorganization of our entire life, and would solve the problems of global warming, global toxicity, global hunger and many other problems of our time.
Participants in the movement of live food bring the ideas of raw food to a higher level. It is not enough for the products to be just raw, they must carry in themselves vital energy. They can not be stored for too long after collection, because then the life energy will leave them. Seeds and nuts should be moistened to initiate the germination process, so that they do not become inert and do not lose vital energy.
The use of only raw foods for a certain period is an effective way of detoxification, less intense than juice or water starvation
Vegetarianism is a rare case of dietary movement, to which people adjoin for a variety of reasons that are more relevant to religious and political beliefs than to nutrition. But whatever their motivation, the number of supporters of this movement is steadily growing. Vegetarians eat both raw and thermally treated plants. Many of them have to return to the normal diet, as they acquire an unhealthy appearance. Dr. Gabriel Cousins ​​believes that becoming a healthy vegetarian is not just a salad for lunch and a salad for dinner. Some nutrients, such as B vitamins, are harder to obtain from plant foods. To ensure that all the necessary nutrients can be obtained from a vegetarian set, there are workarounds - the introduction of fermented foods into the diet. The cousin explains that vegetarianism needs to be gradually passed on.
Cardiologist Dean Ornish was the first to prove that after switching to a vegetarian diet, coronary artery occlusion disappears. Thanks to him, representatives of modern medicine began to give the choice of diet the importance that he deserves.
When it comes to diet, America becomes like a wild, wild West. There are thousands of other theories that can not be qualified as fashion or movement, but which confuse public opinion when it comes to such pressing issues as choosing a diet. Today much is said about the standard American diet, but the reality is that there are no standards. Nutrition in America is non-standard to a greater extent than anything else. In it, due to the depletion of soils, unnatural conditions of cultivation and global toxicity, there are no important nutrients. Americans eat too much processed food, saturated with chemicals, simple carbohydrates and fats and developed in laboratories.
A small increase in the proportion of raw foods in the diet contributes to a natural decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol
Mark, a 40-year-old entertainment manager, turned to me with a complaint about dizziness. Outwardly, he was in good shape: beginning to play sports in college, he continued to attend the gym three times a week, but during the day experienced sharp changes in mood and energy levels. He suffered from insomnia, he had fits of flabbiness and irritation, poorly worked intestines, and sometimes he suffered heartburn. Worst of all, the medical examination that he took shortly before the visit to me revealed a high level of cholesterol, an elevated mercury content and high blood pressure. A clear discrepancy between good physical shape and bad health caused him bewilderment. The first thing I asked him was how he eats. For breakfast he drank a double espresso with sugar. "Indeed, it's not the champion's breakfast," he admitted, but it was a good energy aid in his stressful professional environment. His lunches and dinners were left during college days. Now they were replaced by pizza, ice cream, coca-cola, steak with french fries, cakes, sweets and hamburgers intercepted on the run.

Although Mark wanted to improve his health, he was skeptical about the idea of ​​purification - this process was associated with his enema. I suggested that he look at this as a promising commercial operation: the outcome is unclear, but it's definitely worth the risk. His diet rich in caffeine and starch promoted sharp mood swings and energy levels. It contained a lot of dairy products, meat and sugar, and it's all acid-forming products, causing problems with digestion and heartburn. In addition, it lacked the key nutrients necessary to maintain stability, such as magnesium, which helps to overcome stress, and any probiotics that could help it in many ways. At the time of the program, Mark had to abandon the usual food. It was very interesting to see what would happen when all sugars and starches were excluded from his diet.
When Mark came to see me after the third week of the program, he looked great. He lost 3.5 kg and 2.5 kg at the waist, without losing muscle strength. But, more importantly, the state drops have ceased. "Now I have much more strength, I began to sleep well, and the craving for harmful food was gone," he said and added that he no longer feels dependent on caffeine. "My mind is clear now, like never before." To his surprise, his taste preferences have changed. "Now that I'm feeling better, I want to eat better." The former skepticism was replaced by a steady adherence to a healthy diet.
Animals eat plants, seeds, nuts and each other - all in raw form. No animal eats three times a day. No animal eats everything. No animal eats for entertainment or because of bad mood
The problem of not knowing what to eat is older than any theory designed to solve it. It all started when people first thought about nutrition. Animals in the wild do not think that they will eat for lunch, they just eat. People have lost touch with their own instincts, and now we have to learn thick books to cook their own food. The only book I trust when making such an important decision is the book of nature. When animals live in a natural environment, following the laws of nature, they do not get sick. But even if the observation of nature and does not give an exact answer to the question of what people should eat in accordance with its regulations, it is obvious that we do not follow them in any way. Animals eat plants, seeds, nuts and each other - all in raw form. No animal eats three times a day. No animal eats everything. No animal eats for entertainment or because of a bad mood. No mammal, except a person, does not drink milk after the completion of the breastfeeding period. In the wild, animals do not suffer from obesity and rarely get sick - in most cases this occurs as a result of the impact of pollution factors on the planet by humans.
There are many other questions that will help you to more clearly and fully understand the nutritional problem before you.
To prevent food from deteriorating during transportation, farmers have to collect them earlier than they ripen before they accumulate enough nutrients
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