My client had recently suffered a heart attack; and after he was released from hospital, he wanted to discuss the information the Doctors had given him, with me.

I had a look at the information handed out to my client in the hospital.

The first thing I read was:

“ENJOY HEALTHY EATING” (I couldn’t agree more with that sentence!)

Then it went like this:

  1. Have 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables daily.
  2. Have wholegrain cereals, bread, rice and pasta.
  3. Choose lean meats and low fat dairy foods.
  4. Eat fish at least 2 times per week.
  5. Drink plenty of water.
  6. Use moderate amounts of mono and poly unsaturated oils and margarines. (For example olive, canola or sunflower.)

Before I go any further, I just want to say that I ONLY AGREE WITH POINT 4 and 5: EAT FISH (and even that only in moderation as about 95% of the worlds fish is polluted with heavy metals) AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. 

Just as I thought the information couldn’t get any worse I read: “avoid full cream dairy foods and cream, sour cream and butter and meat fats.”

(This is exactly the type of diet that will destroy my client’s heart and arteries, and feel miserable, depressed and hungry in the process.)

Luckily I was able to agree with the last few pointers:

  1. Be active for about 30 minutes daily.
  2. Don’t smoke.
  3. Only have small amounts of alcohol, or none.

Most people believe that fat is unhealthy and best avoided.

So, when I ask my clients what they eat; they often say “I eat healthy because …”:

  • “I don’t eat red meat, only chicken or fish”.
  • “I don’t have eggs to keep my cholesterol low”.
  • “I have lots of raw fruits and vegetables and nuts”.
  • “I buy everything fat free”.
  • “I only use margarines”.

Isn’t it interesting that these same people suffer from symptoms like mood swings, gall bladder problems (gas, bloating, reflux, and diarrhoea), hormonal problems, fatigue, anxiety, depression, dry and brittle hair and nails, dry and wrinkly skin and ironically they often struggle with their weight!

Fat isn’t fattening, it is low-fat food that make you fat and cranky.

Fat sends a signal to the brain to tell you that you are satisfied and to stop eating.

Another problem with low fat diets is that it means high carbohydrates.

You have to fill up on something!

High carbs trigger the release of insulin, which tells the body to store fats.

High carbs make your blood sugars spike and then drop.

When your blood sugars drop, your energy will drop.

You won’t feel like doing anything, let alone exercising. 

If you want to maximize your metabolism you need to provide it with fats, oils and proteins every meal!

Here is what I suggest:

1. AVOID REDUCED-FAT PRODUCTS

This isn’t as easy as it seems because there are over 15000 reduced fat products to suck you in.

These products are bad for you.

When the fats are removed they have to put something back in and that is usually more sugar, sodium, artificial flavouring, binding agents and other chemicals like bromine.

I want to excavate whole sections of the supermarket and bury it deep under the ground so you don’t end up there!

2. REPLACE MARGERINE WITH BUTTER

Margarine eaters have twice the rate of heart disease as butter eaters. 

Go to your fridge now and if you find anything in the way of margarine, even if it is spreadable butter, toss it out in the rubbish.

Do not put it on your garden as it will kill your garden patch.

It is unsaturated fats found in margarines that clog up your arteries, not saturated fats as you have been led to believe.

Butter is a source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K and important trace minerals like magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium and iodine. 

Organic butter is the best.

This means that when you look for good fats in the supermarket there is only a patch the size of a shoe box that contains organic butter (at least they do sell it) and then a few rows of butter.

All the rest aren’t fit for human consumption!

Animals would refuse to eat it and your body would too if it had a say.

Butter is lactose free for those of you who are lactose intolerant.

3. REPLACE PROCESSED VEGETABLE OILS WITH TRADITIONAL FATS

In the process of producing vegetable oils toxic chemicals and high temperatures are used to extract oils from the seed or bean.

This kills the nutrients and turns the oil rancid.

The worst thing however is that these oils have been partly hydrogenated, which is a process that rearranges the fatty acid molecules, turning them into trans-fatty acids.

Trans-fatty acids do not exist in nature and your body doesn’t know what to do with them.

Your cell membranes, your hormone production, your immune system, your anti-inflammatory system and many other systems become derailed and defunct by these trans-fatty acids.

Here are some good fats you can use:

  • Butter which is a rich source of vitamins and minerals.

It nourishes the heart in times of stress, and adds strength and flexibility to the cell membranes. (After all you are only a bag of cells and each cell is held together by a membrane which is actually made of fats!)

  • Extra virgin Organic Olive oil has been used for thousands of years.

It relieves pain and inflammation, normalizes blood fats, stimulates the gallbladder and is a rich source of antioxidants.

  • Coconut oil is extremely stable and can be used in baking, frying and cooking.

It is a rich source of saturated fats and has strong anti fungal and anti microbial properties.

It speeds up your metabolism.

If you want to lose weight, add a spoonful of coconut oil to warm water and drink it with your meals.

Your heart and brain crave coconut oil. 

  • Animal fats like Lard and Tallow are very stable for cooking and frying and are a good source of vitamin D.

There are nutrients found exclusively in animal fats and your body is grateful for these.

These fats keep your skin healthy, enhance the immune system and prevent diabetes.

They benefit your heart, normalize your blood fats and cholesterol and even prevent cancer.

The human brain is over 65% fats, our hormones are made from fat and the cell membranes are made of fats.

Have you ever craved fats before?

Now you know the reason why so go and chomp on a piece of butter or fatty meat and watch your weight drop and wrinkles disappear!

Even if you are suffering from cardiovascular disease these fats will help repair and restore your health. 

The most important ingredient of fatty foods is the fat-digesting enzyme called ‘lipase’. 

Supplementing with enzymes like Vascuzyme, Omnizyme, Digestizyme and Syntol at every meal time will help in the absorption of fats and fat deposits and plaques will gradually be broken down and cleaned up.

Enzymes are normally found in foods and are made by the body for digestion.

However, as we age our enzyme production declines.

Everybody over 40 should be supplementing with enzymes.

Two things the gall bladder doesn’t like are bad fats and no fats.

If you have spent most of your life eating no fat or bad fats (like processed vegetable oils) chances are that your gallbladder needs a bit of help before you start adding generous amounts of fats in your diet.

You can help your gallbladder by having apple cider vinegar in a small amount of water with your meals.

You can also have a tea spoon of Swedish Bitters in a tiny bit of water with meals.

Fermented foods like Sauerkraut also stimulate digestion, as do pickles.

We also recommend supplementing with Beetflow which is a gall bladder primer.

It helps to free up the bile flow from the liver/gallbladder system into the small intestine, where fats and foods are assimilated.  

The Ultimate Vitality Boost is recommended for both protection and recovery; this package includes – Beetflow, Omnizyme (enzyme), Immuno-Synbiotic (pre-/probiotic) and Iodine.

Click here to book yourself in for a complete overhaul with Pete (Full Health Audit / Complete Health Analysis), to see Grada for energy medicine OR to order supplements online.

Alternatively, call us Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9 AM to 5 PM on 03 6428 3007 to book appointments, order supplements or ask any question.

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