The Dietary guidelines organisations are only now starting to look at nutrition as a health intervention. This is largely due to the incredible patient results that went on specific diets to help with their health problems.
When patients with Type 2 diabetes, IBS, Gerd, Anxiety, depression, chronic joint pain, chronic headaches, brain fog, chronic fatigue and amnesia, report either a total remission of their symptoms or a vast improvement, doctors HAVE to take note. As more and more people report their successes using dietary interventions, the more our esteemed scientists HAVE to take note. Then the research begins and ten years later they confirm the patients results.
However, until scientist have caught up, no doctor or health care provider can subscribe anything that is different from what the WHO and Health organisations prescribe as a healthy diet. This is quite sad, but it is true.
With that out the way, we have to look at why diet is a very powerful health intervention for many diseases. What do we know at present about disease. What are the main overarching causes of various health symptoms:
- Metabolic problems
- increased blood pressure)
- high blood sugar levels (insulin resistance)
- excess fat around the waist.
- high triglyceride levels.
- low levels of good cholesterol, or HDL.
- Chronic pain
- type 2 diabetes.
- high blood pressure.
- heart disease and strokes.
- certain types of cancer.
- sleep apnea.
- fatty liver disease.
- kidney disease.
- chronic peptic ulcer.
- type 2 diabetes.
- rheumatoid arthritis.
- ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
- active hepatitis.
- Insulin resistance
- cardiovascular diseas
- intollerances and allergies
- celiac disease
- panic attacks
The question is, are any of the above driven by diet. The short answer is yes, they are all driven by our diet. These are all well established and the research is in on this. However, the answer to which nutrition protocols are the most effective is not agreed on by the scientists. Luckily we do not have to wait for science to catch up with what people are experiencing on a daily basis.
The testimonies of people getting better from all the above conditions using diet is overwhelming. While science says we do not yet have conclusive evidence and we need more research, the millions of people that are too scared to try anything else, are suffering and dying. On the positive side, there are also millions of people that are incorporating these alternative strategies and are seeing incredible results.
Let’s examine how this works. Why does food cause all the above problems. From all the evidence gathered from patients over 30 years, we have seen what causes the most inflammation, obesity, metabolic conditions, insulin resistance and allergies and intolerance. There are many foods that have been introduced into the human diet that was not part of our diets just 200 years ago. Think about all the preservatives and colorants that has been added to food in the last 200 years that was not part of our diets before.
Think about sugar, how much has our consumption of overall sugar increased. The answer is tenfold, that is significant and plays a huge role in the current obesity problem across the world. Think about the constant supply of food that is supposed to be seasonal. Think about all the ready-made food that we can buy in boxes and packets. Think about how long these foods have been in production from being harvested to you opening the container and eating it, weeks, months…
I dare anyone to take fresh food and let it stand for weeks or months and then eat it. This should give you a great insight into what is done with manufactured food in order for it to last that long. Our bodies do not know how to deal with these foreign food additives and fights against it with inflammation, and because these foods are so compact and nutritionally deficient we easily overeat on them and this leads to obesity. Apart from this it also spikes insulin for longer periods of time which leads to obesity, diabetes and many metabolic problems.
Think about the dietary guidelines suggesting that we eat 6 servings of grain per day. Where in real life would we have access to this if we were living a life of eating food naturally available to us. If I had to take you and place you in the bush, where would you find your 6 servings of grain products?
Think about the availability of vegetables and the amount of it we are told to consume per day. Think about the amount of fruit we are told to eat on a daily basis? On what are these numbers based. They are definitely not based on reality. If we did not have shops and imports and we lived off the land, what would the dietary recommendations look like. Surely the amount of food we eat, the types of food we eat, and the recommendations do not align with what we would have eaten. It is safe to say that the guidelines are misdirecting the world into eating a diet that cannot be sustained or found in nature.
What shall we do then? Well we have to live in this world, most of us cannot elope into the bush-veld and live of the land. However, we can adapt our diet to follow a more natural pattern, and here is the kicker. the more we lean to this natural plan, the better our health becomes. This is shown by the numerous testimonies of people that have followed this eating pattern.
The take away then is to Start eating real food. Change your diet from this:
If you need help to change your lifestyle and get rid of all the conditions described above, we can help. Book a consultation here and we will do a full health assessment and help you get to an optimized and healthy lifestyle.