Have you ever thought: “If I eat one more mouthful I will burst?”

You might find yourself eating breakfast at one family members house, lunch at another and finish with a leftover evening meal somewhere else at Christmas.

You are left bursting at the seams, to the point of spilling over.

It reminds me of when I was in Holland in 1981.

The Christmas and New Year celebrations run well into January.

Custom at Grada’s family was to cook olieballen, alias “oil balls”, a deep-fried donut mix.

Let me tell you they are delicious, and traditionally only cooked once a year, on new years eve.

One of Grada’s brothers had eaten so many olieballen that he became violently ill and missed out on the 12 a.m. fireworks completely, stuck in front of the only toilet in the house, vomiting his heart out.

We have probably all been guilty of gorging ourselves with too much yummy cooking, ignoring all our body’s warning signs!

So how can we minimize the risk of falling into this yearly trap of overshooting the mark and paying for it afterwards?

Growing up I ate rolled oats porridge followed by toast with honey most mornings, not realising my body was converting all those tasty high-starch carbohydrates to sugars.

I used to end up with a massive surge of energy, followed by a crash in energy, so I shovelled in more carbs at morning tea time to get my energy back, which was then followed by another inevitable drop just before lunch time.

Perhaps you know what I am talking about?

You yoyo your way through the day, often feeling full and empty at the same time, and ending up in a state of total YUCK!

You have probably heard me say that the cells of our body make energy from either sugars on the one hand or fats on the other.

Newborn babies who are fully breastfed (the perfect food for little humans) are making at least 70% of their energy from fats.

That’s how they thrive.

However, when they are weaned and started on solids, they have to throw their entire metabolism around.

Everything is topsy turvy.

Instead of living on healthy fats, they now enter the next chapter of their lives, which is often filled with many health challenges, caused by our modern western diet. (Advocated by well-meaning, but ignorant clinic nurses, dieticians, and paediatricians.)

From this time on, they are generally fed 80 to 90% carbs and sugars (think mashed potatoes, porridge, breads, pasta, fruits, vegetables, fruit juices, mashed banana, grapes and sugar laden processed food)

This is a recipe for disaster, but for some reason we never question it.

What if everything we have been taught about food is a lie?

We need to look past the addictive tastiness and attractive packaging/marketing and start seeing cereals (and breads) for what they really are: serial killers.

Switching your diet around from high sugar/low fats to low carb/high fats isn’t hard!

There are millions of yummy recipes online, and tons of ‘before and after’ stories to inspire you.

I have one of those stories for you right now.

When Elijah, our grandson developed inflammation and blindness in his eyes at age 5, we commenced him on a carnivore diet.

All he could eat was meat and meat fats, bone broths, water to drink, and a sprinkle of healthy salt for minerals.

He occasionally ate coconut oil or cream, but none of his favourite carbohydrates.

His eyes recovered within months, even the scar tissue inside his eyeballs was completely gone after 6 months.

Elijah largely stayed on the carnivore diet until March 2022, when at age 13, the paediatric team in Melbourne discovered he had a rare condition, called NOMID, a genetic mutation that he was born with.

There are only a hundred know cases in the world, and all those kids are severely incapacitated as a result of chronic inflammation to their tissues.

Most NOMIDs die young, after much pain and suffering.

Elijah, on the other hand, has come through with minimal damage to his organs (other than his knee joints) and we can largely attribute this to his very strict low carb/high fat diet.

Let me give you 5 powerful reasons to switch out sugars/carbs for healthy fats and oils and why Christmas is a great time to start.

1) You don’t need anywhere near as much food, the reason being that we make ten times the amount of energy from one molecule of fat than one molecule of sugar.

We spend a lot less on groceries, so we can afford to buy quality and organic foods where possible. (e.g organic butter, grass fed meats) and spend less time cooking/shopping.

For breakfast we often have a cup of organic freshly brewed coffee with a dollop of cream, and scrambled eggs with lots of cream, butter and Himalayan Salt.

For lunch we might have a bowl of slow cooked bone broth soup with low starch vegetables, laced with tablespoons of coconut oil or macadamia nut oil.

We often have very little for dinner.

It might be a small portion of meat with a tablespoon of Love Your guts sauerkraut or kimchi.

Whenever we feel like it, we enjoy the Purple House Smoothie, which includes lots of good fats and other vital nutrients as a meal on its own.

Click here to download your free Purple House Smoothie Recipe.

2) Healthy fats switch off the hunger button.

When you eat low carb/high fats, you begin to feel genuinely satisfied, unlike that uneasy yoyo of feeling ‘hangry’.

With hunger out of the way, you are less likely to binge!

Hint: if you feel hungry a couple of hours after a meal, it means you didn’t have enough butter, fats, or oils when you ate.

3) Healthy fats give you nice even energy throughout the day and boost your vitality.

4) Increasing healthy fats promotes weight loss.

I began to eat a packet of organic butter a day 8 years ago, and I went from 72 kilos to 65 kg and have stayed at my ideal weight ever since without feeling hungry.

The French eat plenty of full-fat dairy, real butter and cheese, and seem to actually have less incidence of obesity and chronic disease, along with the Swiss, who eat tons of full fat cheese and dairy products.

Natives living in the mountains of Eastern Europe routinely live to the ripe old age of 100, consuming full fat dairy and kefir most of their lives.

Add to that, the Maasai and Samburu tribes in Africa eat a very high fat diet, yet are tall, slender and very healthy, with little incidence of any type of diseases.

5) Other studies show people eating the most high-fat dairy had a whopping 69% lower risk of death from a heart attack than those consuming low-fat dairy.

And women eating two or more servings a week of low fat dairy, including skim milk and low-fat yogurt, had higher rates of infertility than others not consuming low-fat dairy.

Keep in mind when we are talking about nutrients in dairy fat, we are mostly talking about grass-fed dairy, which contains the highest amounts of healthy fats and nutrients.

Cows need real grass and greens in their diets to make these healthy fats and nutrients, so it’s important to go for grass-fed sources.

Grass-fed dairy gives you more vitamins K, D, and A, and less toxins than conventional, grain-fed options.

Butyric acid in butter, reduces inflammation and improves gut health, helps prevent colon cancer, and improves symptoms in Crohn’s disease, IBS, celiac disease and other inflammatory bowel conditions, fights obesity and diabetes.

So binge on organic grass-fed butter and cream, rather than low fat versions of milk or milk alternatives filled with sugars, toxic oils and artificial flavours, and devoid of nutrients.

You can have your cake and eat it too with this super easy Christmassy Avocado Chocolate Pudding.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado,
  • 6-10 pitted dates (depending on size) soaked if necessary,
  • ½ tsp organic vanilla essence,
  • 4 heaped Tbsp cocoa,
  • 1 teaspoon of maca powder,
  • ½ cup water.

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend on low speed.

Optional: Put in individual glasses sprinkled with a few freshly picked raspberries and a dollop of full fat cream on top

In case we get snow in Tasmania during Christmas, here is a Superfood Hot Chocolate drink to warm and nourish your heart.

Ingredients:

Makes 2

  • 6 Pitted dates
  • 3-4 cups full cream milk or coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder (careful with this…)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maca powder

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.

Heat gently on low heat before serving.

Cacao’s best friends:

Cinnamon; is a great source of the mineral chromium which helps balance blood sugar levels.

If you sweeten your cacao drinks, cinnamon will help to balance the effects of sugar on your bloodstream.

Maca; Originating as a radish-like root in Peru, Maca powder is used to enhance memory, fight stomach cancer, alleviate depression, ease menstrual pain, boost the immune system, as well as fight sterility and other reproductive and sexual disorders.

It blends beautifully with Cacao.

Raw Cacao, a substance believed to maintain life indefinitely also called elixir of life. (Make sure you always get the raw, organic version)

I want you to have your cake and eat it too, because you deserve to enjoy the best life!

But, there is a slight catch that I need to tell you about ….

If you have been predominantly relying on carbs for energy, you will have stored a lot of excess sugar as stored fat in the liver.

This impedes the bile flow which is necessary for the breakdown of the fats you eat.

So, I recommend that you take a supplement called Beetflow, to assist the liver to improve this flow of bile.

The other thing I take with meals in combination with Beetflow is Omnizyme.

It’s an enzyme mix that also includes lipase, the enzyme that digests fats and oils.

The best way to obtain these is in the Ultimate Vitality Boost package, which also includes Immuno-Synbiotic, a superior probiotic, as well as a bottle of Colloidal Iodine, which is a vital mineral everyone is deficient in.

The Ultimate vitality Boost will give you around-the-clock support!

We created this package to help our clients achieve the full benefit from their diet, like:

  • Calm your body and relax your muscle
  • Support consistent positive moods
  • More easily support your healthy weight
  • Promotes and supports proper gut health
  • Help curb craving and feel full longer, naturally
  • Creates healthy lustrous skin, hair and nails
  • Feel a lasting energy boost without the jitters
  • Keeps you going strong all day
  • Support brain health and memory
  • Restores focus
  • Promotes alertness
  • Protects you from inflammation
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Supports deeper rest
  • Improves your heart health
  • Boosts your happy and love hormones.

Phew… that’s quite the list!

Ring us on 03 6428 3007 OR click here to shop online – to order products, and gift vouchers, or book a healing, balancing, rebooting, diagnostic session with Pete or Grada.

Please Note:

  • The clinic will be closed from Friday, 22 December 2023 and will re-open on Tuesday, 02 January 2024.
  • ALL Online orders will still be processed and shipped during this time – click here to visit the online shop!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season and a fulfilling happy 2024!

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