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450lb Man lost 250lbs on Dollar Store Diet

 

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At one point in his life, Joe had been laid off from his job and wanted to make some changes. He couldn’t afford a gym membership or fancy diet. So he did the one workout that he could afford and physically manage… walking. He lost over 200 pounds by walking and eating discounted healthy food. He walked five miles a day, every day, rain or shine. He went through his fridge with a trash bag, replacing the soda with water and stocking up on fruits, veggies, nuts and high-protein meats like tuna, chicken, and lean beef. He says, “Not only was I giving myself the gift of better health – I was saving money in the process!”

Articles: http://health.yahoo.net/experts/yourbestfitness/99-cent-diet-could-it-work-you

His websites:

http://www.joejoenow.com/

http://www.joewalking.com

See Joe’s episode on The Doctors (thedoctorstv.com – I personally LOVE watching this show!!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JbJRdd3v074


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New study: Drinking cola and diet cola leads to Metabolic disturbances & ASVD

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ASVD: Atherosclerosis (arteriosclerotic vascular disease – when artery walls thicken as a result of the accumulation of fatty materials such as cholesterol and triglyceride)

A new 8-week study on mice showed that 43% of the ones who were given regular cola developed hyperglycemia and 54% had  increased non-HDL cholesterol(bad). The conclusion of the study overall: Cola beverages caused atherosclerotic(AVD arteriosclerotic vascular disease – thick fat/plaque build up on arteries) lesions’ enlargement with metabolic disturbances.

They also tested them with “light/diet cola”. The results were different, but just as harmful. Hypercreatininemia(basically when the kidneys & liver are taxed beyond their capabilities) was almost 3 times that of the mice who were given just water, a 91% increase in Hypertriglyceridemia(high levels of triglycerides/fat in blood), and a 68% increase in hyperuremia(hormone imbalances & metabolic abnormalities – chronic kidney disease & renal failure).

These changes were all reversed after discontinuation, except for persistent hypercreatininemia in the group who were given “light/diet cola”.

Unmetabolized aspartame from the cola (which was 10–15% of ingested aspartame), was found to modify the intestinal environment and trigger inflammatory (pro-atherogenic) processes.

http://www.cardiab.com/content/12/1/57

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Mesolithic hunter-gatherers eating a meat, grain-free diet had much healthier mouths than we have – almost no cavities or gum disease

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Mesolithic hunter-gatherers living on a meat-dominated, grain-free diet had much healthier mouths that we have today — with almost no cavities and gum disease-associated bacteria, a genetic study of ancient dental plaque has revealed.

An international team of researchers, led by a group at the Australian Center for Ancient DNA, University of Adelaide, published their findings in  Nature Genetics.

Read the article HERE

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Starving Cancer: Ketogenic Diet

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“There is a cancer treatment that is free, has virtually no side effects, and can be used in conjunction with other cancer treatments. It involves cutting out carbohydrates, beginning with the worst carb of all – sugar.

Starving Bad Cells —  stop eating carbohydrates, which turn into glucose inside your body. Cancer cells love glucose and need it so badly, that if you stop giving it to them, they die.

The Ketogenic Diet — All cells, including cancer cells, are fueled by glucose. But if you deprive them of glucose, they switch to the alternate fuel, ketone bodies. Except cancer cells. A defect prevents them from making the switch to using ketone bodies as fuel and therefore, cancer cells can only survive on glucose. All other cells can use either glucose or ketone bodies.

…It’s clean eating. Just very clean eating, none of the sugars, the salts, the trash food… Natural proteins are ones that are in their original form. On the other hand, “processed” meats, like cold cuts and hot dogs, are off-limits because often carbohydrates have been added to them.”

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Read the entire article HERE

More helpful info & links:

http://paleodietlifestyle.com/paleo-guide-to-ketosis/

Ketogenic diet does not negatively affect strength performance in elite gymnasts in study (they actually had a decrease in weight & body fat and a tiny increase in muscle mass) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22835211

A Ketogenic Diet for Cancer by the Caveman Dr http://www.cavemandoctor.com/2013/01/01/an-introduction-a-ketogenic-diet-for-cancer/


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Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead Documentary Director’s 3-Day Weekend Juice Cleanse

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For 3 days, you will drink a total of 5 juices per day – and eat one meal that consists of only fruits and vegetables.  You will have:

Watch Joe Cross’ Documentary Online (it’s on sale for just $2.99 – you just click on it and watch it like a youtube video once you’ve paid for it): http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Sick-Nearly-Dead/dp/B004V4ASGC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367643664&sr=8-1&keywords=fat+sick+and+nearly+dead

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[Jane Grok note: Please be advised that fruit naturally contains sugar & citric acid. Some of these juices will contain high levels of both, depending upon the fruit that is used. If you are avoiding sugar or taking any Rx, you may want to leave out or substitute some of the ingredients.]

A few more of his juice recipes:

ABCs
2 Asian pears
2 Apples (Choose any variety!)
2 Beets
2 Carrots
1 cup Cabbage (choose any variety!)
6 handfuls Chard 3 cups

Calories: 430
Protein: 11 g
Fiber: 2 g

Apple-Beet-Carrot Juice
1 Apple
2 Beets
3 Large Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
4 cups Spinach/Kale

Calories: 280
Protein: 8 g
Fiber: 2 g

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Swiss Chard
2 Apples
1/2 Cantaloupe
1/2 Honeydew
6-8 leaves Kale
6-8 leaves Swiss Chard

Calories: 320
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 4 g

Apple-Carrot-Beet
2 Apples
4 Carrots
2 Beets
6 leaves swiss chard – 1.5 cup
1″ ginger root (1 tablespoon)

Calories: 300
Protein: 9 g
Fiber: 2.5 g

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Ginger-Lemon
2 Apples
1 wedge Red Cabbage
2 Large Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
6 leaves Swiss Chard
1/4 lemon

Calories: 321
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 2 g

Beet, Celeriac, Carrot Juice
4 Carrots, stems removed
1/2-1 Apple, seeded
1/2 Celeriac root
1 Beet
1/4 inch slice Ginger root (optional)

Calories: 285
Protein: 7 g
Fiber: 1 g

Blackberry Kiwi
1/4 large Pineapple, core removed and roughly cubed
1 cup Blackberries
1 Kiwi Fruit
1/4 Comice Pear
1/4 cup Coconut Water
30 Mint leaves

Calories: 230
Protein: 5 g
Fiber: 2 g

Carrot-Kale Combo
1 Green Apple
3 handfuls Spinach
6-8 Kale leaves
4 large Carrots
1 piece Ginger (thumb size)

Calories: 280
Protein: 9 g
Fiber: 1 g

Gazpacho Juice
4 Plum Tomatoes
1 large Cucumber
2 stalks Celery
1 Red Bell Pepper
1/4 small Red Onion
2 cups Parsley, leaves and stems, roughly chopped
and packed into the measuring cup
1 Lime

Calories: 250
Protein: 12 g
Fiber: 2 g

Great Green Fruity Mix
2 cups Beet Greens, Red Swiss Chard, Kale, Spinach or a combination,
roughly chopped and packed into the measuring cup
1 Golden Delicious Apple
1/2 Comice Pear
10 Strawberries, green tops cut off
1 cup Coconut Water

Calories: 255
Protein: 6 g
Fiber: 3 g

Great Greens Juice
2 Green Apples
2-3 cups Spinach
6-8 leaves Swiss Chard
1 Cucumber
4 stalks Celery
1/2 Fennel Bulb
1 bunch Basil

Calories: 329 kcal
Protein: 16 g
Fiber: 2 g

Green Juice
6 leaves Kale
2 cups Spinach
1/2 Cucumber
4 stalks Celery
2 Apples
1″ Ginger root

Calories: 180
Protein: 12 g
Fiber: 1 g

Green Lemonade
1 Green Apple
3 handfuls Spinach, 1.5 cup
6-8 Kale leaves, 2 cups
1/2 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
1/2 Lemon

Calories: 210
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 1 g

Lemon Lime
1 Lemon
1 Lime
2 Asian Pears
2 Green Apples
2 Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
2 cups Purple Cabbage

Calories: 410
Protein 7 g
Fiber 1 g

Mexican-Style Jugo
2 large Cucumbers
4 cups Cilantro, leaves and stems, roughly chopped and packed
into the measuring cup
1 Lime
1 Poblano Pepper, ribs and seeds removed
1 Golden Delicious Apple

Calories: 200
Protein: 8 g
Fiber: 2 g

Minty-Fresh Berry
2 cups Blueberries
2 Kiwi Fruit
16 Strawberries
2 cups Mint leaves, packed into the measuring cup

Calories: 319
Protein: 5 g
Fiber: 4 g

Purple Power Juice
6 cups Concord Grapes
1 Golden Delicious Apple
2 2 x 2″ pieces Ginger
1/2 cup Blackberries

Calories: 480
Protein: 4 g
Fiber: 1.5 g

Refreshing Fennel-Pear
2 Comice Pears
2 medium Fennel Bulbs

Calories: 306
Protein: 7 g
Fiber: 3 g

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1 Fennel Bulb
1 Cucumber
3 Celery Stalks
3 cups Spinach

Calories: 170
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 1 g

Sunset Blend Juice
1 large Sweet Potato
1 medium Carrot
1 Red Bell Pepper
2 large Red Beets
2 Golden Delicious Apples
1 Orange, optional

Calories: 436
Protein: 9 g
Fiber: 2 g

Sweet N Tart Citrus
3 cups Cranberries
2 2 x 2″ pieces Ginger
3 Oranges
2 small Ruby Red Grapefruit
2 Limes

Calories: 500
Protein: 7 g
Fiber: 9 g

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3 large Red Beets
2 medium Carrots
2 stalks Celery
4 Plum Tomatoes
4 cups Parsley, leaves and stems, roughly chopped and packed into the measuring cup
1 Jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed
12 Red Radishes

Calories: 340
Protein: 17 g
Fiber: 2 g


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Caveman or Palaeolithic Diet by Dr Ananya Mandal, MD

“Palaeolithic or the caveman diet is also called the Stone Age diet, and hunter–gatherer diet. The basic premise of this diet is inclusion and consumption of foods that have been assumed to have been available to humans before agriculture was established.

The Palaeolithic period and its food

The Palaeolithic period existed nearly 2.5 million years ago. This was the age when humans first started to use stone tools. The period ended with the advent of agriculture approximately 10,000 years ago.”

The foods that are thought to have been available during this period included wild-animal source foods and uncultivated-plant source foods. These included:-

  • lean meat
  • fish
  • eggs
  • vegetables
  • fruits
  • roots and tubers
  • nuts

There was no use of agriculture produce like:-

  • grains
  • legumes and pulses
  • dairy products like milk, butter, cheese etc.
  • salt
  • sugar
  • processed oils


Why did I make this blog?

Hi everybody. I decided to make this blog because I started paying attention to the actual contents of our food, and I was shocked.

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Some of the things that people consume these days more closely resembles poison than food. I’ve noticed a growing undercurrent of people that have also realized this. Some people are turning to “raw” food, veganism, fasting, paleo, liquid diets, etc. It seems like we’ve started rebelling in a way and asking “why in the world am I eating this?” For some, it stops there.

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For others, we want to take it all the way back – to when humans first roamed the earth and consumed what mother nature provided for them. These foods are: wild game, fish, nuts, berries, and possibly an occasional fruit. If you didn’t hunt it, kill it, pick it, find it, or gather it – you should not eat it.

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Eating natural, one ingredient foods is hard enough – depending upon where you live, but we must now try to dodge GMO foods. They look, smell, and taste like the real thing, but what are they doing to us at a cellular level? If you are following the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet), you may think you are consuming healthy foods – until the day you develop a disease or sickness out of the blue. If you are exercising right and eating “healthy”, why do you have diabetes? Heart disease? Tire easily? Can’t sleep? Cancer? Why do most people seem to have these afflictions today? Even children? It must be something common. Something that most people are eating and/or drinking. Most people drink milk everyday. Most people eat some form of bread, pasta, seasoning, or grain everyday. For most people, the majority of their meals or ingredients come from a package or can. These are not natural foods. Even if you are making your meals from “scratch”…look at the containers your ingredients came in. Did you pick a magical pie crust from the pie crust tree? Did you drive out to a forest and forage for berries and nuts that went into that butter/sugar/flour-laden pie? Nope? Then you might as well have just purchased a boxed pie from your local grocery store.

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Years ago, I used to buy $250ish in groceries every friday. I bought the same things every week: bags of chips, dip, lots of ground beef, chicken, franks, cheese, condiments, salad dressing, snack cakes, ice cream, several large frozen pizzas, frozen fries, 2-3 gallons of milk, 2-4 boxes of cereal, pop-tarts, pudding, juices, tea, sodas, sugar, flour, vegetable oil, and the list goes on. I thought we were doing good…I made a “well-rounded” meal for dinner that consisted of meat, pasta, vegetables, fruit, and dessert afterwards. I hoarded recipes like crazy – always trying to impress guests and family with my wonderful cooking skills. I never thought twice about any of it. I had zero health issues and I had beautiful muscle tone. My family was healthy…except for a bad “cold” once in awhile. That all changed. My father had a heart attack in his 40’s, my husband came back from the doctor one day with a bad cholesterol reading, I started fainting and my doctor said I was severely anemic (she wanted me to go to the hospital right then!). It hit me like a brick wall. What the heck were we doing? I have to change our diet. We needed to start eating healthy. So it began…

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I did what I thought was the right thing (according to S.A.D. guidelines). I tossed out all of the soda, salt, sugar, etc. I went to the store and loaded up on “healthy” foods and snacks: whole grain bread, whole grain noodles, whole grain cereal, 3 gallons of 2% milk fortified with vitamin D, soy milk, etc. My husband’s cholesterol went back to good and that’s it. My problems seemed to worsen and even multiply. Years later, my husband said he read somewhere that some people are allergic to or have problems with flour and wheat products. I thought he was silly, but I looked into it. Yep. I was having the symptoms of gluten intolerance. I was trying to become healthy by eating nothing but products that were processed and overloading my system to the breaking point. I was actually harming myself and my family! By reading up on that issue, I came across many other interesting articles and reports that were linked to it. Things regarding hormones and soy, why milk is a problem, how toxic food coloring is…. all of the things that are in the S.A.D. that we are suppose to consume to be healthy. I had a major epiphany. All of the science and proof is there. I stopped buying dairy products, wheat/flour products, and I’m trying to get the rest of our diet as close to what Grok would have eaten. That’s where I’m at now…

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At this point, I am envious at the people who have already changed their diets and lifestyle. I know they are looking at my grocery cart and shaking their heads. Hopefully, if they were once on the S.A.D., they can remember how it felt to discover that they were on the wrong path all along too. I feel bad now when I have to go to the store and I see people walking around like brainwashed zombies, filling their baskets with all kinds of crud that is making them sad, over-weight, miserable, and sick.  I want to go up to them and enlighten them, but I know it’s futile. Who would believe me over the big ole FDA and a sea of super-smart “health” experts? I wouldn’t have believed me either. I guess people have to wake up, whenever they are ready to.