What causes and prevents lipomas, acne, psoriasis

written by Nina Shantel, blog: RealDietHelp.com, published August 16, 2022

What we eat impacts our health, from the minor headache, stomach pain, acne, lipomas, psoriasis, to severe autoimmune conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, and cancer.

(If you’d rather watch a video I made on this topic, instead of reading this post, scroll towards the bottom of this page)

Here my focus is on skin issues, and the causes of the most serious and disfiguring conditions, based on large studies. The first study included 78,529 people regarding the correlation between acne and dairy, the second study I sourced was based on findings of 24,452 participants, and the third article was a summary conclusion from nineteen sources.

After extensive reading and searching on-line for reputable sources, I found the answers to those questions and wrote a letter to dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee from TLC’s, TV show, The Pimple Popper, of what I learned so she can help her patients.

June 15, 2022

Dr. Sandra Lee,

After watching numerous episodes of your television show, “Dr. Pimple Popper,” I kept wondering what is triggering your patients to get these horrible skin conditions, and I noticed that all your patients appear to have one thing in common, they eat highly processed, high fat foods.

More doctors today are aware of how powerful lifestyle modifications are in reversing and preventing chronic conditions once thought of as incurable. In an article from the National Institutes of Health, titled “Dairy Intake and Acne Vulgaris: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 78,529 Children, Adolescents, and Young adults,” their conclusion was that “…any dairy, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese was associated with an increase…(of) acne in individuals ages 7-30 years.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6115795/

Have you asked your patients to omit dairy from their diet to see if their skin improves?

 I don’t know if you treat acne, but another article titled, “Association Between Adult Acne and Dietary Behaviors ”https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/fullarticle/2767075  stated, “These findings suggest that a Western diet (i.e., rich in animal products and fatty and sugary foods) is associated with the presence of acne in adults.”

steak food
animal meat, such as steak, chicken, fish and eggs trigger many autoimmune conditions, including lipomas
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From watching your TV show, I see that you remove a lot of lipomas. In an article from the National Institutes of Health, last updated December 29, 2021, titled “Lipoma,” stated that (under etiology) lipomas “…increased in patients with obesity, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes mellitus.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK507906/

Their findings show that high-fat diets cause lipomas. The standard American diet is high in fat and causes obesity, which would trigger lipomas. High amounts of fats are found in the bloodstreams from people who eat meat, cheese, butter and/or animal products, causing hyperlipidemia.

selective focus of ham burger on wooden surface photo
high fat foods, especially saturated fats from meat, cheese, oils, fish, chicken, and eggs can increase one’s risk of acne & lipomas
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What triggers Type-2 diabetes are saturated animal fats because fats take priority in the cells, blocking glucose from entering the cells, which results in high blood sugars (2). Animal products, like burgers and cheese pizza can cause type-2 diabetes and increase one’s likelihood of lipomas.

My doctor told me to look up Dr. Brooke Goldner who has been reversing numerous autoimmune conditions, with her recovery nutrition protocol for years with phenomenal success. She has reversed lupus, scleroderma, mixed connective tissue disorder, CREST syndrome, and psoriasis, just to name a few.

Dr. Goldner instructs her patients to remove inflammatory foods like dairy, eggs, animal flesh (meat, chicken, fish), sugar, oils (except for flaxseed oil) and processed foods. She advises replacing inflammatory foods, which triggers autoimmune diseases, with at least 96 ounces of filtered water, one pound of raw green vegetables (ex: salad), fruit, and ground flax or ground chia seeds. This daily protocol allows cellular repair at a rapid pace. Her third video and Facebook page show before and after photos, of how skin improves quickly. Her patients often report full recovery in 6 weeks, and future normal lab tests with negative antibodies confirm these remission reports.

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chia seeds are anti-inflammatory, make sure to buy them whole and grind them right before consuming
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If you gave your patients some simple suggestions, such as to limit or avoid processed foods, oils, dairy and animal products, to prevent future breakouts, I’m sure they would be very grateful.

Some doctors direct their patients to Dr. Goldner’s website at www.goodbyelupus.com if they don’t have the time for dietary coaching. Dr. Goldner has free recipes and videos for people who cannot afford her coaching fees or books.

I think it would be amazing if you could help your patients improve their skin, appearance, and their health by reducing their risks of heart disease, Type-2 diabetes, and autoimmune conditions.

I have not heard back from Dr. Lee, don’t expect her to respond, and I’m okay with that. What I hope is that she does additional research on her own regarding the correlation between nutrition and skin abnormalities and tells her patients which foods to limit (personally, I’d prefer people avoid dairy and animal flesh entirely), or directs them to Dr. Goldner’s website.

Because TLC would not want to lose add revenue from commercials promoting drinking milk, eating pizza and other harmful foods, I doubt the cable television channel would show Dr. Lee give dietary advice.

Do you think Dr. Lee should go the extra mile and share nutritional information that will help her patients, since she’s a dermatologist and not a nutritionist?

After listening to me read this letter, will you avoid or limit animal products, sugar, and processed foods?

Do you have any skin conditions that bother you? Let me know in the comments below.

Sources:

  1. Juhl, Christian R, et al. “Dairy Intake and Acne Vulgaris: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 78,529 Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults.” Nutrients, MDPI, 9 Aug. 2018, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6115795/.
  2. Khambatta, Cyrus, and Robby Barbaro. Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes. Avery, 2020.
  3. Laetitia Penso, MSc. “Association between Adult Acne and Dietary Behaviors.” JAMA Dermatology, JAMA Network, 1 Aug. 2020, https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/fullarticle/2767075.
  4. Lipoma – StatPearls – NCBI Bookshelf. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK507906/.

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What causes lipomas?

Lipomas seems to be triggered by certain foods that are inflammatory like oils, alcohol, dairy (ice cream, milk, cheese, butter), excess fats, animal flesh, such as meat, eggs, fish, chicken, and pork

How to prevent lipomas?

To prevent lipomas, avoid inflammatory foods like oils, alcohol, dairy (ice cream, milk, cheese, butter), excess fats, animal flesh, such as meat, eggs, fish, chicken, and pork. A low-fat, plant-based diet may help prevent future lipomas.

Do certain foods cause lipomas?

Lipomas seem to be triggered (caused) by certain foods that are inflammatory like oils, alcohol, dairy (ice cream, milk, cheese, butter), excess fats, animal flesh, such as meat, eggs, fish, chicken, and pork.

How can I prevent future lipomas?

To prevent future lipomas, avoid inflammatory foods like oils, alcohol, dairy (ice cream, milk, cheese, butter), excess fats, animal flesh, such as meat, eggs, fish, chicken, and pork.

Is there a correlation between food and lipomas?

Based on large studies, there appears to be a correlation between high fat foods and lipomas. Lipomas seems to be triggered by certain foods that are inflammatory like oils, alcohol, dairy (ice cream, milk, cheese, butter), excess fats, animal flesh, such as meat, eggs, fish, chicken, and pork

Why do you get lipomas?

Lipomas seems to be triggered (caused) by certain foods that are inflammatory like oils, alcohol, dairy (ice cream, milk, cheese, butter), excess fats, animal flesh, such as meat, eggs, fish, chicken, and pork.

Are lipomas caused by diet?

Lipomas appear to be caused by diet. Based on large studies, there appears to be a correlation between high fat foods and lipomas. Lipomas seems to be triggered by certain foods that are inflammatory like oils, alcohol, dairy (ice cream, milk, cheese, butter), excess fats, animal flesh, such as meat, eggs, fish, chicken, and pork

Are lipomas caused by foods?

Lipomas appear to be caused by inflammatory, high fat foods. Lipomas seems to be triggered by certain foods that are inflammatory like oils, alcohol, dairy (ice cream, milk, cheese, butter), excess fats, animal flesh, such as meat, eggs, fish, chicken, and pork

Are lipomas caused by fatty foods?

Lipomas appear to be caused by inflammatory, high fat foods. Lipomas seems to be triggered by certain foods that are inflammatory like oils, alcohol, dairy (ice cream, milk, cheese, butter), excess fats, animal flesh, such as meat, eggs, fish, chicken, and pork

Are lipomas caused by being overweight?

If a person is overweight, the reason is typically because they are eating a high fat diet, so being overweight can cause someone’s body to produce lipomas. Lipomas appear to be caused by inflammatory, high fat foods. Lipomas seems to be triggered by certain foods that are inflammatory like oils, alcohol, dairy (ice cream, milk, cheese, butter), excess fats, animal flesh, such as meat, eggs, fish, chicken, and pork

Are lipomas caused by eating fat?

Eating saturated animal fats is linked to lipomas, causing more lipomas to appear and grow. Based on large studies, there appears to be a correlation between high fat foods and lipomas. Lipomas seems to be triggered by certain foods that are inflammatory like oils, alcohol, dairy (ice cream, milk, cheese, butter), excess fats, animal flesh, such as meat, eggs, fish, chicken, and pork

Does dairy cause lipomas?

Dairy has been implicated in the cause of lipomas and acne. Lipomas seem to be triggered by certain foods that are inflammatory like oils, alcohol, dairy (ice cream, milk, cheese, butter), excess fats, animal flesh, such as meat, eggs, fish, chicken, and pork

30-min complete workout video with light dumbbells (no repeats)

written by Nina Shantel, blog: RealDietHelp.com, published September 27, 2022

In this 30-minute, no repeat, full-body complete workout for beginners/intermediates, all you will need is one set of dumbbells (anywhere from 3 to 8 pounds), a soft surface such as a yoga mat, a chair and water.

Below are the exercises performed in the workout video below, in order:

  1. Standing bent-knee hip lifts followed by rotations. 15 reps each side. This works the medial glutes, the hips and side-butt.
  2. Seated single-leg extensions. 20 reps, each leg. This works the quadriceps muscles, which are located on the front of the leg.
  3. Single-leg butt-kicks to hand. 15 reps per side. This works balance and the hamstrings, the muscles on the back of the upper thighs.
  4. Bulgarian split-squat with one weight, followed by a single leg deadlift. 10 reps per leg. This exercise combination works the core (balance), glutes (the butt), thighs and hamstrings.
  5. Snow angels with pointed toes to push-ups with flexed feet (you can also perform these on your knees with ankles crossed). 10 reps. These exercises work the low-back, upper back, shoulders, chest, and triceps.
  6. Dumbbell narrow chest press in a bridge. 15 reps. This exercise focus on the triceps, the muscles on the upper back of the arms.
  7. Dumbbell chest fly’s. 8-15 reps. This works the chest and triceps.
  8. Bend-over lat swings 8-15 reps. This works the low back and lats, the large back muscles.
  9. Supinated to pronated dumbbell curls. 10 reps. This works the biceps and forearms.
  10. Overhead dumbbell front raises. 8 reps. This works the shoulders.
  11. Staggered-stance rear delt throws. 8 reps. This works the back of the shoulders and postural muscles.
  12. Plie-to lunge for 1-minute. This works the glutes, legs, and core.
  13. 1-min parallel to pigeon-toed calf raises
  14. Dumbbell shoulder height swings with glute squeeze. 10-15 reps. This works the butt and shoulders.
  15. High-knees to alternating hand taps. 30-60 seconds. This works the lower abdominals.
  16. Hollow body hold for 30 seconds. This works the abs.
  17. Dumbbell side bend to dumbbell lateral raises. 8-10 reps per side. This works the side abs (obliques) and medial deltoids (the sides of the shoulders).
  18. Forearm cobra pose stretch. 10-30 second hold. This works the triceps and stretches the abdominals and back.
  19. Stretches

Press the red play button below to join me in this fun, energizing workout.

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berry crumble granola (low-fat granola for weight loss)

written by Nina Shantel, blog: RealDietHelp.com, published September 20, 2022

This low-fat, plant-based, oil-free, no-bake, vegan berry crumble recipe takes a few minutes to assemble so you can eat it right away. I wasn’t sure if I should call this recipe “berry crumble” or “granola.”  It’s a guilt-free breakfast or snack that’s low in fat and helps with fat loss.

In the video below I added lemon juice to the blueberries, but after trying it a few times with lemon juice and a few times without lemon juice, I think it’s better without it.

Ingredients

¾ cup toasted oats, right out of the canister

2-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 cup mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, cherries, blackberries, etc.)

1 T or more of Balsamic vinegar

Toppings: Raw walnuts, toasted pecans, chocolate chips (optional)

Recipe:

Pour the oats into a soup bowl, add cinnamon, and mix together with a soup spoon. Add berries to the oat mixture, and mix again. If too dry, add more berries. If too moist, add 2-4 tablespoons of oats. Drizzle balsamic vinegar on top and mix gently, a few times.

Optional toppings: raw walnuts (my top choice), toasted pecans or dairy-free chocolate chips.

Eat right away so the oats don’t turn soggy. Some oats will be crispy while others should be softer, which is what you want.

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Can granola be made without oil?

Granola can be made without oil. Just pour toasted oats right out of the canister, toss with cinnamon, raw walnuts or toasted pecans, and shredded coconut. Right before consuming, add berries and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Is there a cure for Alzheimer’s? (The End of Alzheimer’s Program book review)

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written by Nina Shantel, blog: RealDietHelp.com, published September 13, 2022

There is not a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and, most likely, never will be, but it’s possible to reverse and prevent Alzheimer’s through nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, and detoxification.

(if you prefer to watch a video instead of reading this post, click the red play button below)

In the book, “The End of Alzheimer’s Program. The First Protocol to Enhance Cognition and Reverse Decline at any age,” Dr. Dale Bredesen outlines his convoluted, multi-faceted strategies to reverse and prevent Alzheimer’s. He should have changed the end portion of the title of his book because he admits that the older someone is and the longer they have had Alzheimer’s, his protocol is less likely to prevent, slow or reverse mental decline. He doesn’t have long-term proof his protocol is effective as the longest anyone has been on his program is eight years (Bredesen, p 54).

His protocol involves dietary changes, exercise, detoxification, counting macros, supplementation, probiotics, numerous tests, meditation, training your brain to improve cognition, stress release, dental work, journaling, keeping a food diary, tracking macronutrients, sleep therapies, fasting, and working with a functional medicine practitioner, amongst other tools. The list of suggestions is so long and so confusing, someone should seek medical advice instead of following the steps in this book to customize the strategies to what one really needs.

He calls his diet a plant-based ketogenic diet, but it’s not plant-based, and encourages animal products from fish and eggs (which are extremely high in cholesterol). A plant-based diet is either entirely vegan or where the majority of calories come from whole plants. Most of the calories in this diet plan comes from fat (animal fats and oils), preferring MCT oil.

fish contains saturated fats, microplastics, mercury and toxins.
We can get omega 3s from plants instead of from fish

MCT oil is made from either palm oil or coconut oil, which are both high in saturated fat. Tropical oils are the least heart-healthy out of all the oils, yet Dr. Bredesen is recommending them.

Dr. Bredesen wants people to consume three tablespoons of MCT oils and warns that this can cause diarrhea. High fat diets cause diarrhea. This is your body telling you to stop eating oil and to minimize fats!

oils are processed foods that increase cholesterol.
Oils are not heart-healthy and should be avoided

Three tablespoons of coconut oil is 365 calories, and has a terrible ratio of omega 3s (1%) to omega 6  (6%) with 33 grams of saturated fat. Coconut oil has no vitamins, except for a negligible amount of vitamin K, no fiber and no minerals.

If you want healthy fats with a high ratio of omega 3s, choose chia seeds over oils. Chia seeds have a favorable ratio of omega 3s to 6s, 486% omega 3’s to 15% omega 6. Chia seeds have 1 gram of saturated fat compared to 5 grams in olive oil. Coconut oil has a whopping 33 grams of saturated fat.

chia seeds are a healthy whole-food that is high in omega 3 fatty acids

Per the Mayo Clinic, “saturated fat is known to raise cholesterol levels, linked with heart disease risk.” All oils raise cholesterol levels, some worse than others. Coconut oil will raise your cholesterol levels more than heathier oils like olive oils. Healthier does not mean healthy though. “…research has found that cholesterol levels have more to do with the fat you eat, namely saturated and trans fats,” which is another reason to reduce saturated fats (1).

Chia seeds are a healthy, whole-food, high in fat. Three tablespoons of chia seeds has 10 grams of fiber, 146 calories, and 5 grams of protein. To eat chia seeds, just pour over frozen berries, stir a few times, put in the fridge overnight, and in the morning, you’ll have a berry treat.

Dr. Bredesen recommends starting with 75% of the calories coming from fats like oil, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, and avocado (pg 193). He says, “animal protein is optional,” which it isn’t, and that a person could modify his diet plan to be 100% vegan (Bredesen, p 179).

Dr. Bredesen allows .8 grams of protein per kg of bodyweight of animal protein each day, which is the total protein intake of the RDA (recommended dietary allowances) and says to ignore plant proteins (Bredesen, p 197). In other words, he will permit you to eat additional protein if that added protein comes from plants. He’s overriding the RDA guidelines by claiming more protein is okay as long as it doesn’t come from animal sources. Protein converts into amino acids in the body. Amino acids are acidic, yet he recommends more protein, contradicting himself through the book; even admitting that protein hinders healing.

drink plant milks instead of animal milks.
Animal milks contain hormones, saturated fat, pus, antibiotics and contribute to disease in humans

He states that “dairy products cause inflammation…” (which is true) “…a key driver of Alzheimer’s…” yet contradicting himself repeatedly, saying it is okay to eat ghee, yogurt, kefir, cheese, and milk, which are all dairy products, contain salt, saturated fat, and hormones linked to cancer and can trigger autoimmune attacks (Bredesen, p 173).

He has all these kooky ideas as to what fruits and vegetables are healthy, all fruits are healthy! He says to eat unripe tropical fruit like green bananas and mangoes for their resistant starches and digestive enzymes. Unripe fruit is harder to digest and contains less nutrients than ripe fruit, so he is wrong again. People should eat fresh ripe fruit, not unripe fruits.

A variety of fruit is essential to a healthy mind and body
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He says to limit persimmons (Bredesen, p 164) and other fruits and vegetables that are high on the glycemic index, even though these foods are excellent sources of prebiotic fibers and have demonstrated neuroprotective properties. He says to eat raw beets instead of cooking them, because they are lower on the glycemic index (GI). My blood sugar rises more by eating raw or cooked beets than if I had eaten a white potato. Each person’s reaction to foods varies. The GI is not a good guide as to how healthy or high someone’s blood sugar will rise because of bioindividuality.

He says it’s okay to drink red wine when alcohol is a known poison, but to avoid ripe mangoes! He states alcohol is a “neurotoxin” and to avoid if risk of cognitive decline; maybe he forgot his book is aimed at people who have Alzheimer’s and those who are trying to reverse it (Bredesen, p 178).

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Alcohol contains a lot of calories, which contributes to weight gain. Alcohol is a poison.
Eat red and purple grapes, instead of drinking wine.
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He says to test blood sugars 1-2 hours after a meal to see how a meal affects blood sugars, and if your blood sugar goes up, omit the carbohydrate in that last meal, which is faulty advice because it’s not just what you just ate, but the amount of fats you’ve been eating at least one week before, and how much fat you have on your body that affects blood sugars. 

He recommends a mere 15% of carbohydrates to come from low-carbohydrate vegetables, fruits, and mushrooms (Bredesen, p 195). He allows ¼ of a sweet potato, which is wacky and nonsensical. When someone eats a low carbohydrate diet, they are increasing insulin resistance. By adding lots of fat to one’s diet, that makes insulin resistance worse because excess fat (and animal protein) is the cause of obesity, heart disease, and Type-2 diabetes, among many other life-threatening conditions.

Eating fat causes people to become fat. Fat takes priority in the cells and when the cells and the organs become saturated with fat, more insulin is made by the pancreas because it must work harder to push insulin into the cells because the cells are full of fat. Insulin also doesn’t work as effectively if there is excess fat eaten and inside our bodies, which leaves blood sugar in the bloodstream, so people have high blood sugar levels.

Most of Type-2 diabetics are overweight, they have visible fat (usually belly fat) and fat inside their bodies. You can be thin and still have high blood sugars if you are eating a high fat diet and aren’t eating enough fruit and vegetables.

His book is full of faulty advice because he doesn’t understand the cause of diabetes, autoimmune disease, heart disease and weight gain. What triggers most diseases are animal products, not eating enough fruits and vegetables, and eating foods high in fat, and low in micronutrients and fiber.

He acknowledges that gut health is important and suggests people take probiotics, but probiotics have been found to help some people and harm others and there is no way to know if probiotics will be good for some people and not others. What people should eat are prebiotics which are found in fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains (ex: quinoa & oat groats) lentils, and greens. The more plants one eats, the more varied fibers they consume which helps heal the body, so people should not limit their intake of fruits and vegetables based on a scoring system like the glycemic index. Eat plants, not probiotics.

He states that people who have diabetes, heart disease and hypertension are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s so if those conditions are reversed, it could prevent Alzheimer’s, yet his high-fat diet plan promotes insulin resistance, fat storage and blood sludge (blood saturated with fats). The reason why his diet works for some people is that it reduces the amount of animal protein, gets rid of flours, sugar, desserts, pasta, refined carbs, bread and processed foods. If someone reduces calories and inflammatory foods, they usually get better.

Just because someone’s weight has gone down, they feel better and their memory improves, that doesn’t mean that diet is ideal. If someone’s blood sugar goes up and stays up after a meal, that diet didn’t reverse diabetes. A diet that reverses diabetes, heart disease and reduces one’s likeliness of cancer, is a diet that is low in fat (10-15% of one’s daily calories), low in protein 10% (preferable from whole plants) and high in fruits and vegetables.

He wants his patients to get into ketosis, but ketosis is not a healthy state, it’s the body’s protective mechanism to stay alive when food is scarce, and there are few carbohydrates eaten, and low glycogen stores. Ketosis is hard on the human body; we don’t want to force ketosis. His explanation for achieving ketosis is that the body produces ketones to use fat for fuel.  Our bodies use all foods for fuel.

Fat gets stored as fat. Excess protein converts to fat and gets stored as fat. Excess carbohydrates, on the other hand, get burned off in the form of heat. Glucose, not fatty acids, is the preferred source of fuel for humas so we should eat primarily carbohydrates from whole foods like potatoes, corn, beans, peas, beans, whole grains, and a variety of fruits like mangos and papayas. Fat and protein are more likely to lead to weight gain, and carbohydrates help people lose bodyfat.

In the Mastering Diabetes program, they mostly eat fruit, and these people are reversing Type-2 diabetes, heart disease and regaining their eyesight. Those with Type-1 diabetes are able to inject less insulin because they stopped eating so much fat, avoid all oils, animal products, and eat large greens salads and lots of whole-carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables.

The “End of Alzheimer’s Program” book has some good tips for reversing cognitive decline that have nothing to do with diet, like fasting 12 hours a day and eating dinner at least three hours before going to bed, so if you read the book, ignore his dietary suggestions. Dr. Bredesen doesn’t understand how detrimental fat and animal protein is to the human body and his recommendations can make people sicker.

Dr. Bredesen’s claims to be an expert, yet he doesn’t understand the science because he relies on studies funded by pharmaceutical companies, and the dairy and meat industry.

We need to eat less meat, less fat, and more micronutrients (not macronutrients like protein and fat) in plants foods that provide the vitamins and minerals to function properly.

If you want to learn more about nutrition, read, “The China Study,” by Dr. Campbell, “Mastering Diabetes” by Dr. Khambatta, “The Starch Solution” by Dr. McDougall, “Your Body in Balance” by Dr. Neal Barnard, my book “The High-Five Diet” published in 2021 which also contains plant-based recipes available at http://www.thehighfivediet.com and the movies “Forks Over Knives,” “The Game Changers,” and “Eating You Alive.”

Sources:

  1. “Don’t Get Tricked by These 3 Heart-Health Myths.” MayoClinic.org, Mayo Clinic, 24 Apr. 2019, https://www.mayoclinic.org/dont-get-tricked-by-these-3-heart-health-myths/art-20390070#:~:text=Myth%3A%20Coconut%20oil%20is%20a%20heart%2Dhealthy%20cooking%20alternative.&text=The%20reality%3A%20Coconut%20oil%20has,fatty%20acids%20in%20coconut%20oil. . Accessed 5 Aug. 2022.
  2. BREDESEN, DALE. End of Alzheimer’s Program: The First Protocol to Enhance Cognition and Reverse Decline at Any Age. AVERY PUB GROUP, 2022.

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Kickboxing and Boxing Workout for Beginners (20 min cardio workout)

In this 22-minute kickboxing and boxing beginner workout, the objective is to have fun, get cardiovascular exercise, throw some kicks and punches, and strengthen the core, hips, and shoulders.

Below are the exercises, in order:

  1. No-jumping, low-impact jump rope
  2. Hip lifts, 10 per side
  3. Cross punches. 10 per side
  4. Squat plus two side steps, followed by a calf raise and triceps extension
  5. Uppercuts. 10 per side
  6. Speed bag
  7. Jab + cross. 10 reps per side
  8. Squat, step, kick low, medium and high
  9. Rear hook. 10 reps side
  10. Push kick. 10 reps per side
  11. Cool down/stretch

Click the play button on the YouTube video below to workout with me

Is rice safe to eat? (Which foods contain arsenic?)

Arsenic is found in high concentrations in fruit juices, seafood, rice and contaminated drinking water. Arsenic is also found in high concentrations in rice grown in Southeastern United States, which were formerly cotton fields. Farmers used insecticides to kill boll weevils on cotton. Arsenic is now banned, yet it continues to sicken us worldwide (3).

rice contains arsenic due to insecticides used on previous crops

Arsenic is a poison and is in practically everything we eat. Arsenic is associated with cancer and death (1, 2).  Most people have heard that rice contains a substantial amount of arsenic, especially rice grown in Southern United States (3). Look for rice grown in California, India or Pakistan, and boil rice like pasta, rinsing out the rice with fresh water after it’s cooked.

Luckily, there are additional steps you can take to reduce your uptake of arsenic.

Buy filtered water and filter it further by using a home filtration system (2). Bottle water can, and in some cases, has exceed the FDA’s maximum threshold for arsenic (1). Double-filtering water reduces contaminants, not just arsenic.

selective focus photography of pure orange juice
Fruit juices contain high concentrations of arsenic. Chose organically grown fruit.
Blend the fruit or eat it whole instead of juicing.
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Avoid drinking juice. Blend organic fruits with almond milk or filtered water instead of juice.

fish food inside jar
Get high doses of omega 3’s from chia seeds instead of fish. Fish contain toxic chemicals such as arsenic.
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Avoid all seafood. You don’t need to be concerned about getting sufficient omega 3’s as long as you are eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, which contain omega 3 fatty acids. You can also add a tablespoon or two of ground flax and chia seeds to get a super-dose of omega 3’s. Lastly, avoid oils which have high concentrations of omega 6 fatty acids, which make the conversion of omega 3s to DHA and EPA more difficult.

Sources:

  1. “Is Bottled Water Safe? CR study reveals it sometimes contains arsenic.” Consumer Reports: On Health. July 2019. Page 2. Print.
  2. “Arsenic in Food: FAQ. How arsenic gets into foods and what it means for you.” WebMD. December 2011. https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/arsenic-food-faq#1
  3. McDougall, John. “Arsenic in Rice.” Arsenic in Rice. Putting Pollution in Perspective, Dr. McDougall Health and Medical Center, Dec. 2014, https://www.drmcdougall.com/newsletters/arsenic-in-rice/. Accessed 27 July 2022.

Why does rice have arsenic?

Arsenic is also found in high concentrations in rice grown in Southeastern United States, which used to be cotton fields, where farmers used insecticides to kill boll weevils. Arsenic is now banned, yet it continues to sicken us worldwide.

Which countries have rice with the least amount of arsenic?

Choose rice grown in California, India or Pakistan, which contain less arsenic. Boil rice like pasta, rinsing out the rice with fresh water after it’s cooked, which will remove additional arsenic.

how to make crispy corn tortilla chips without oil

written by Nina Shantel, blog: RealDietHelp.com, published August 23, 2022

I love crunchy, salty, crispy tortilla chips, but it’s so hard to stop eating them, and the oil they are fried in along with not being able to control my portions, makes my blood sugar and weight go up, so I stopped eating them until now because my husband makes the most delicious, oil-free baked tortilla chips. Let me show you how he makes it.

Crispy Baked Oil-Free Corn Tortilla Chips

  1. Take out however many corn tortillas you want to eat right away.
  2. Wash the tortillas in water briefly. Shake off any excess water.
  3. Stack tortillas on top of one another onto a cutting board and slice down the middle. Turn tortillas half-way around and slice down again. Watch video to see how we make 8 triangle-shaped chips.
  4. Place tortillas on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt. Place baking sheet on the middle rack in a cold oven. Close oven door.
  5. Turn oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  6. Check tortillas every 5 minutes to see how they are cooking. Some people may like chewier chips, but I like mine very crispy, so it usually takes 15 minutes to crisp mine up. Don’t flip them. Serve warm.

I compared one of my favorite tortilla chips, from Late July, which contain sunflower oil.

Two ounces of their tortilla chips is 260 calories and 12 grams of fat. That’s a lot of fat, and chips are usually just a side or snack!

I try to limit my fat grams to 10 grams per meal.

The tortilla chips we make contains no oil, 2.4 ounces, so you get more chips, is 180 calories and only 2 grams of fat.

I’ll be making a video on how to sauté without oil and if you want healthy recipes, check out my book The High-Five Diet. At the video’s end screen, I’ll link my recipe playlist and a workout you might enjoy because you can’t just eat your way to health, you’ve got to move too!

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