View Full Version : New year resolution - Start your day with a good breakfast (Opinion)
31st December 2011, 09:10
"The recipe below was developed by Dr William Donald Kelley, DDS, MS (November 1, 1925 - January 30, 2005). Dr Kelley cured himself of metastatic pancreatic cancer. In 1962 when he was 37 years old, he was told by his doctor that he had only months to live and that conventional medicine had nothing to offer him to help his condition. He was not about to go home and quietly 'get his affairs in order'. Because he had nothing to lose, he began doing his own research and experimenting on himself. There were tumors in his liver that were visibly bulging out from his stomach, and he used them as a diagnostic signal to judge the efficacy of his trials. When he made a misstep, the tumors visibly grew. When he was on the right track, they shrank. He developed a protocol based largely on nutrition, natural supplements including pancreatic enzymes, and detoxification including coffee enemas. The cereal recipe below was part of his routine. Dr Kelley went on to live 43 more years, and along the way he helped hundreds of other people (many of them also diagnosed as terminal regained their health).
Raw Whole Grain Cereal
Mix together in a large container one pound of each of the following grains, seeds and nuts:
Store this mixture in the refrigerator. At night take four tablespoons of this mixture and grind it in a coffee grinder, seed mill, or high-speed blender. Put the ground seeds in a bowl and just cover it with pure water (approximately 2/3 of a cup). Allow to stand at room temperature overnight. In the morning add whatever you like to your cereal; a couple of tablespoons of molasses is a tasty, nutritious addition. A topping of fruit would be a good choice too. It isn't necessary to begin with all 14 of the ingredients, and an excellent cereal can be made with a combination of any four of the grains above. The ingredients can be varied depending on taste and availability. The freshest, organic grains will yield the healthiest result.
3rd February 2012, 10:41
Thanks for Sharing I'm gonna try this although might need to get a coffee grinder first what do you use to grind it?
3rd February 2012, 11:01
No,no..........eggs, bacon, tomatos fried in butter/dripping or lard. A little toast with a great gob of butter. Washed down with raw milk.
FAT, FAT,FAT, FAT,FAT, FAT,FAT, FAT,!!!!! GOOOOOOOOOD!
I am not joking, go to SECOND OPINION by Barry Groves.
STOP "Healthy eating, NOW!".......it is meant to kill you. Kathie and I have been on this diet for 9 months, and have lost weight. The tummy has gone, and my eye sight has got better. Check it out for your self. This diet was recommended to us by David Icke's doctor, Mike Lambert.
3rd February 2012, 11:14
By Barry Groves.
In my article on breakfasts (The Glade, Summer 1999), I compared high-carbohydrate breakfasts – cereal, toast and marmalade – with the English cooked breakfast, which is high in protein and fat, to show that cooked breakfasts were far better for archers’ and other athletes’ performance. For those who missed the article, in it I showed how high-carbohydrate breakfasts increased insulin output and lowered blood glucose levels thus reducing the amount of energy available; and how high-protein breakfasts on the other hand, tended to keep blood glucose levels high all through the day, allowing more energy for archers, thus increasing their stamina. I recommended that archers should start the day, just as I would recommend everyone should start the day, with a cooked breakfast.
But there is another reason why low-carbohydrate meals, not just for breakfast but throughout the day, are better for both archers and others.
The food you eat has a wide range of effects on your body systems. So it seems logical to assume that diet may affect the brain and, in turn, behavior and emotions. There is evidence that food can affect brain chemistry. Carbohydrates are generally thought of as being good sources of energy (despite the fact that, weight for weight, they contain the least amount of energy). As all carbohydrates – sugars and starches – are converted immediately into glucose which the body can use for energy, eating them looks like a good idea. It is probably the reason that athletes are told by their coaches and dieticians that it is a good idea for them drink a goodly supply of carbohydrate rich, sugary drinks throughout a tournament. Food and drinks manufacturers, always ready to make a swift buck, have seen this as an opportunity to provide a range of what are laughingly called “isotonic drinks”. These are little more than sugared water which do nothing for performance (although they do wonders for the manufacturers’ profits). And while these do raise blood glucose levels in the short-term they are not a good idea as they have subtle, but nonetheless important, adverse effects.
What are the effects?
Are you feeling tired or depressed? You’ve all seen the adverts on TV for pick-me-ups perhaps in the late afternoon: eat a biscuit, chocolate bar or other source of sugar. These adverts rely on people’s belief that a resulting increase in blood glucose levels will give you a mental boost, that it will make you feel good and make you more alert. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
There have been many studies of the effects of these different meal patterns and different foods. Some tested and measured subjective things such as fatigue, vigour, anger, hostility, confusion, anxiety and depression. In all of these tests, those who ate carbohydrate meals reported worse scores in all classes except anxiety, where there was no difference. In other, objective tests of alertness, auditory and visual reaction times, and vigilance, carbohydrate eaters again came off worse.
There is certainly evidence that the taking of sugar or other carbohydrate foods has the ability to improve your mood. The role that glucose is known to play in supplying the cells of the body with energy, has led to the assumption that an enhanced supply of metabolic energy is associated with feeling subjectively more alert and energetic. But in fact, much of the evidence is that consuming carbohydrate has a hypnotic effect. In other words, it makes you feel good by making you more relaxed and sleepy, rather than more alert. This is the reason why many dieticians recommend a carbohydrate meal in the evening – it helps you sleep.
Which is the last thing you need if you are driving, trying to get a job done efficiently, or taking part in a tournament.
Serotonin and tryptophan
To understand why this happens, you need to know a bit about how the brain works.
The brain is a vast network of nerves among which messages are sent. The biochemical messengers – chemicals involved in the transmission of nerve impulses between nerve cells of the brain – are called neurotransmitters. There are about forty of them. Among these is one called serotonin, which plays a crucial role in controlling states of consciousness and mood, particularly promoting sleepiness and relaxation.
The body manufactures these neurotransmitters from amino acids it gets from the food we eat. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Tryptophan, an amino acid found in protein derived from meat, milk and eggs, is the precursor of serotonin. Serotonin levels in the brain are increased by eating pure tryptophan. However, when a protein meal is eaten, tryptophan must compete with all other amino acids for entry into the brain. But tryptophan is relatively scarce in protein foods in comparison with other amino acids. As a result only a small amount makes it into the brain to be converted into serotonin.
Carbohydrates don’t contain any tryptophan. You might assume, therefore, that eating sugar will have no effect on serotonin production. In fact the opposite is true. Meals rich in carbohydrates and low in protein, increase serotonin levels.
After consumption of a carbohydrate-rich meal, the insulin secreted, as well as storing excess blood glucose away as fat, also facilitates the passage of most amino acids into muscles, which causes a lowering of blood levels of those amino acids. But as it doesn’t have this effect on tryptophan, this process increases the ratio of tryptophan to the other amino acids. When there is high blood tryptophan in relation to other amino acids, that tryptophan is released, enters the brain at a rapid rate and converted to serotonin.
A review of research results indicates that people become tired not long after a carbohydrate rich meal (remember the Chinese meal syndrome – where an hour after having one you feel like another?), which is what you would expect if carbohydrates do in fact increase brain serotonin. What has confused researchers is that obese, premenstrual and depressed subjects usually report a temporary lifting of mood and reduction in depression after a carbohydrate-rich meal. Researchers are still not sure if this is because serotonin levels do not increase under these conditions or if serotonin is released but some factor in these three cases causes the serotonin to be mood elevating rather than relaxing.
I came across these suggestions from a nutritionist on raising serotonin levels with foods:
If you are having trouble falling asleep, try a small snack of carbohydrate rich food. Warm milk may work for the psychological comfort, but also because milk contains a moderate amount of carbohydrate in the form of lactose (milk sugar).
If you tend to have only carbohydrate (i.e. plain bagel) before class and you often fall asleep during class, try adding some protein by putting some hard cheese (cheddar, American, Swiss, etc.) or peanut butter on the bagel. Or have a yogurt or cottage cheese instead.
These suggestions are good advice for those conditions. Serotonin is a relaxant, it helps you sleep. So carbohydrate is the last thing you should eat if you have a job to be done, a class to attend (let’s face it, some of those are sleep-making enough without adding serotonin), or a target to hit 150 times (I’ve included sighters).
What it all boils down to is that carbohydrate meals have exactly the opposite effect from what you might expect. Carbohydrate meals make you relaxed, sleepy and slow your reaction times; protein meals make you feel awake, alert and quick-thinking – the qualities archers and other athletes need. So, if you want to win, stay off the sweets, sweet drinks, cereal breakfasts and make sure that your sandwiches at lunchtime are stuffed with cheese, meat, egg or fish.
See also The correct nutrition for athletes a larger, more detailed article.
3rd February 2012, 11:20
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We are the only sick animal on the planet!
One must attend in medical practice not primarily to plausible theories but to experience combined with reason.
Can you remember when food was something you could eat and enjoy — without having to worry about it?
It's unlikely unless you are over 50, because everything changed for the worse in 1984. Before then we could eat butter, and meat, and put cream on our fruit without feeling guilty. And we were all slimmer and healthier than we are today.
In the 1980s all that changed. Health today has become an obsession. We are beset by intolerant beliefs that at best are unproven hypotheses, and at worst, fraud.
For example: if a fatty diet really does cause heart disease, why has none of the fifty or so studies published to date managed to demonstrate any convincing evidence of it? And why, when we are eating 20% fewer calories than we were 30 years ago, and slimming and exercise clubs are mushrooming, are we getting fatter?
Although the 'healthy' or 'prudent' diet to combat heart disease is probably the most widespread deception today, there are other equally important schemes designed to delude. The online nutritional information and nutritional facts explained in the articles on this website explore some of them.
Most have gained a foothold because modern medicine and dietary advice have given people less than their expectations. Others because the media, in exploiting to the full any story of disaster, and tending to blow it up out of proportion, give a base from which commercial concerns, anxious to protect and increase their share of the market exploit our confusion to the full.
15 January 2012
Many vegan websites have published proof (they say) that humans must be herbivores. Their argument relies on carnivores being unable to get athersclerosis, and the fact that we do. This article refutes their argument; their evidence actually shows we should be eating less food from plants!
FACT: Civilised humans are the only chronically sick animal on the planet
Fact: No wild animal or human culture living on its natural diet suffers the chronic diseases we do
Fact: Our pets suffer the same diseases we do — and for the same reasons
Fact: Wherever we travel in the world, we export our dietary dogma
Fact: Previously healthy populations are made ill by contact with us.
Diseases such as obesity and diabetes have really 'taken off' since 'healthy eating' was introduced in the 1980s. THIS IS NOT A COINCIDENCE; these are classic cases of cause and effect.
This website aims to expose dietary and medical misinformation.
It includes nutritional information and nutritional facts about the various recommendations coming from governments. It also lists a wide range of over 70 diseases from the serious such as cancer, to the less serious such as acne, all of which are caused or exacerbated by a so-called 'healthy' diet.
And it looks at other scams and misinformation
I have written these works because:
"On the large scale, history shows that an uncritical and misinformed populace is a breeding ground for all manner of intolerant beliefs and practices. The discovery that truth has to fight for its survival is not a pleasant one, but is an essential realisation in maintaining civilisation. And in a society as open and susceptible to fraud as ours is, truth needs all the help it can get." Anthony Garrett.
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3rd February 2012, 13:19
I have been on a paleo diet since July and have lost weight and gained muscle. The most important change for me though has been getting off my depression medication. I used to eat a full breakfast almost every morning when I lived in Scotland and thought that was unhealthy while at the same time I had a 30" waist and low cholesterol. Moved to the US in 2000 and started eating more carb laden foods like the yummy light donuts - not the heavy doughnuts from back home :) - and watched my weight climb, mood drop, cholesterol rise and waist swell.
I am now trying to undo the damage I have done and have more energy than I have had in years. Unfortunately it goes against everything we are being told is healthy for us and leaves most people thinking I am nuts :)
8th February 2012, 02:44
I am on the paleo diet as well. It was kind of a pain getting around eating breads but I am used to it now.
Unfortunately it goes against everything we are being told is healthy for us and leaves most people thinking I am nuts :)
I hear ya. There is nothing more ironic than an out of shape friend smoking a cig and telling you bread isn't bad and you're wasting your time.
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