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The Power of Being Thin Is Found By Eating Fat

The Power of Being Thin Is Found By Eating Fat

Most everybody wants to be thin simply to
look good,fat-thin-people-13593846 but the advantages of being thin go a lot further than just looking good. Being thin is not only highly beneficial for your looks but it’s crucial for your health and even more important for your brain’s health. Did you know that the fatter you are, the smaller your brain is? It’s true. That is directly from Dr Perlmutter’s book Grain Brain. Conversely, the thinner you are, the bigger your brain is. Don’t believe me? Look at the research studies and what Dr Perlmutter says in Grain Brain: 

“The dots connecting excessive body fat, obesity, and brain dysfunction are not hard to follow given the information you’ve already learned in this book. Excessive body fat increases not only insulin resistance, but also the production of inflammatory chemicals that play directly into brain degeneration. For this very reason, waist circumference is often a measurement of “health,” as it predicts future health challenges and mortality; the higher your waist circumference, the higher your risk for disease and death.”

danger-obesity-grim-reaper-touches-shoulder-happy-overweight-black-woman-big-cupcake-vector-illustration-health-41031554“It’s well documented that visceral fat is uniquely capable of triggering hormonal actions.  This, in turn, keeps the cascade of of negative effects from visceral fat going. In addition, visceral fat does more than just generate inflammation down the road through a chain of biological events; visceral fat itself becomes inflamed. This kind of fat houses tribes of inflammatory white blood cells. In fact, the hormonal and inflammatory molecules produced by visceral fat get dumped directly into the liver, which, as you can imagine, responds with another round of ammunition (i.e., inflammatory reactions and hormone-disrupting substances). Long story short: More than merely a predator lurking behind a tree, it is an enemy that is armed and dangerous. The number of health conditions now linked to visceral fat is tremendous, from the obvious ones such as obesity and metabolic syndrome to the not-so-obvious—cancer, autoimmune disorders, and brain disease.”

I copied and pasted the information above from Grain Brain for a reason. Obesity is a danger to more than just your body, by filling it with inflammation, it’s shrinking your brain by using these same process that creates plaque. I will show you exactly how obesity shrinks your brain and on the other hand, I’ll show you exactly how being thin can help your brain to grow in size. It all boils down to consumption of carbohydrates, mostly the high starchy carbs that you find in all pastries and breads, pastas, cereals, snack chips and crackers and some vegetables.

According to  Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD, Carbohydrates are the primary cause of weight gain, not fats. (Animals raised for food are fattened with carbohydrates.)” He goes on to say that eating fat is not only healthier than eating carbohydrates, it makes you thinner. “We found that the people who ate the most cholesterol, ate the most saturated fat, ate the most calories, weighed the least and were the most physically active” (Arch Int Med 1992;152:1271—2). It’s true,  I know from experience that eating fat makes you thin. It’s time for a new news alert;

Eating Fat Makes You Thin

Studies have shown that getting back to what our original metabolism likes for a diet and what our bodies are meant to digest means getting back to diet high in fats and low in carbohydrates. Low Carb diets date back to 1923 when the ketogenic diet was first created to help control epileptic seizures in infants. Dr Atkins came out with his low carb diet in 1958,  but it really got its boost when the Paleo diet came out early this century and with Dr Perlmutter’s recommendation for a ketogenic diet for optimal brain growth.

Wikipedia suggests, “we need to evaluate the low-carbohydrate diets over much longer periods of time, controlled studies as long as two years and survey studies as long as two decades.[7][13][14][15]” 

Dr Atkins was the first to promote a low carb diet as early as 1958, yet it seems that the carbohydrate addiction complex had already started its devious work in addicting our society to the ravages of the Wheat Belly saga. Too many members of our congress were sold on the notion that it is better to restrict our consumption fats, thinking that’s what was causing all the problem with obesity and diabetes. In all actuality, it is carbs that cause the fat that causes obesity and diabetes, not fat at all. You can find out how that happens in Carbs, The New Death Sentence. (I have to wonder who persuaded them to come to these conclusions, the grain industry?)

It’s all a matter of how they are digested. To digest carbohydrates, your body has to turn them into fat. This is because your body can’t run on glucose. It runs on fat. The studies showing this include,  Iris Shai, R.D., Ph.D. (July 2008), “Weight Loss with a Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or Low-Fat Diet.” and New England Journal of Medicine 359 (3): 229–41. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa0708681.PMID 18635428, Low-carbohydrate-Diet Score and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease an Omen, from The New England Journal of Medicineand the two others listed above ([14][15]). What this means is that when you eat carbohydrates, your body can’t use that as food because it burns fat.

When you eat fat, your body doesn’t have to convert that into anything else, so it can use it. Fats are digested in your small intestine unlike carbs that are digested cellularly with the help of insulin. That means that the glucose that carbs break down to, have to float around in your blood stream until they can enter a cell to be used as glycogen. This is where the problem begins. Anyone who’s been on a diet of carbohydrates for any amount of time has enough glycogen built up in their systems that they don’t need anymore, so the glucose turns into fat to be stored for future use.

The first place your body stores this fat is around your mid section, hence its name, belly fat or visceral fat. This is a dangerous fat to have in your body as this is where diabetes starts, along with a host of cancers and CVDs or heart diseases and most every kind of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease.

Human biology hasn’t changed evolutionarily enough to allow humans to continue to eat carbohydrates in the massive amounts that everyone everywhere is eating them. The Paleo Diet  is a recent addition to the low carb diet choice. The ketogenic diet is the ultimate in a low carb diet and has already shown numerous benefits for better health. It’s the recommended diet for Celiac Disease since Celiac Disease is caused by the gluten that’s found in wheat, barley and rye and a few other grains. It’s also the oldest low carb diet, first designed in 1923, to help control seizures. The diet fell out of use when seizure medicines became more prevalent.

It turns out that a ketogenic diet is the healthiest diet that any human can eat and it brings with it, the most natural form of weight loss, possible. It goes back to the way our bodies have  metabolized food for the last 100,000 years. Simply because this diet is based on fat and not carbs, the diet provides much more efficient fuel for our bodies to use. A carbohydrate diet requires refueling every two hours or so and they has a tendency to gum up your body. It does it by creating plaque. That gets into to glycation of proteins and LDL cholesterol, which you can read about in Carbs, How They Cause AGEs

This plaque build up is the foundation of 75% of the deadliest and costliest diseases, known to man, ranging from breast cancer  to Atherosclerosis to 99% of all dementias, making carbohydrates some of the deadliest food that any human can eat. It’s not that this food just makes us fat, it kills us slowly and expensively, with an arm long list of  disorders. For this one reason alone, the power of being thin cannot be overspoken.

Studies have also shown the simple practice of calorie restriction to have multiple beneficial effects for the body, such as extended life. It’s amazing what just going hungry, can do for your body. It not only ramps up your immune system by boosting your anti-oxidants exponentially, it actually helps your brain grow, through a little protein known as BDNF, brain derived neurotrophic factor. This is what makes your brain grow and it doesn’t happen in obese people. This is part of the power of being thin.

The Power of MCTs and Coconut Oil

Calorie restriction on a carbohydrate diet is next to impossible. Yet I do it every day, quite easily and comfortably, while on my MCT ketogenic diet. MCT ketogenic diet is, in my estimation, the easiest low carbohydrate diet to get adjusted to. MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides) work differently in your body than LCTs (Long Chain Triglycerides). MCTs are a good way to actually lower your cholesterol because they build up the HDL cholesterol. Coconut oil and Palm kernel oil are optimal for this, as they contain lauric acid  and lauric acid is the foundation of HDL cholesterol, the good cholesterol.

Although curbing your carbs is the best way to lower your LDL cholesterol, adding coconut oil and other saturated fats to your diet will help curb your appetite for carbs, which in turn will cut down your LDL cholesterol and at the same time build up your HDL cholesterol.

Going back to what Dr Miller had included in his paper, “calorie restriction prolongs life as well as helps to make your brain grow.” This is the true power of being thin. It comes easiest from being on a high fat low carb diet.

What kind of fats then, do we need to eat, to be thinner? I mentioned before, MCTs. Medium chain triglycerides are the best, along with olive oil and avocado oil, palm kernel oil is also an excellent source of MCTs but coconut oil is by far the best MCT, in my opinion.

Coconut oil and palm Kernel oil have lauric acid in their chains of triglycerides, which is the foundation of HDL cholesterol. This means that a diet high in coconut oil or palm kernel oil MCTs helps build up HDL cholesterol, which in turn can help lower LDL cholesterol. Lauric acid is at the core of apolipoprotein A1, which in turn is at the core of HDL cholesterol. Studies have shown higher levels of HDL particles in the blood to be very beneficial for one’s health.

I can’t recommend staying away from dairy either. As I said before, all milk fats are MCTs. If you truly are lactose intolerant, then it may be best to limit your intake to nothing more than cheese. Cheese looses its lactose as the cheese hardens, so most cheeses have little to no lactose content in them. Just don’t choose the low fat cheeses.

Butter’s Back

butterFor MCTs, I like milk fats. All milk fats are MCTs. That means that all milk fats can help you lose weight. I’ll bet you didn’t expect that, did you? That means that low fat milk and skim milk actually help make you fatter by taking away the healthy MCTs in milk fat. That also means, butter is back! Wow, how much better can it be? Butter can help you lose weight. What a concept, the more milk fat you eat, the healthier you will be. I love it!!! Cause I love cheese, and cheese is a milk fat.

MCTs are so important, Neuropharmacology just completed a study in June 2013 showing the ability of MCTs to control epileptic seizures. All MCTs are saturated fats. Your body uses saturated fats and would much rather have it fed to it than have to make its own through the ingestion of carbohydrates.

That also means that I can go back to eating bacon. I love bacon. (As a matter of fact, I’ve already gone back to eating bacon. I just enjoyed about 6 slices.) Bacon may not be a medium chain triglyceride, but it’s a saturated fat and I still love it, and I’m not restricted from eating it by my religion, so I eat it and lots of it. I couldn’t do that though, if I ate carbs. That would lead to major problems like hypertensive heart disease.

Grass fed beef is always a good source of fats as well as protein. Lamb is always good also as it’s almost always grass fed. I’m sorry vegans, but a vegetarian diet is too carbohydrate laden to be a fully healthy diet, unless you get the bulk of your calories from healthy oils like olive oil, avocado oil, palm kernel oil, and most importantly coconut oil. Simply because carbohydrates are involved in a vegetarian diet, you’re going to be suffering the same consequences as everyone else on a high carbohydrate diet. It may take longer for the disorders to manifest, because your vegan diet is a little healthier than most high carbohydrate diets, but they will, simply because carbohydrates are involved. The science of metabolism doesn’t allow any variation on this rule.

Carbs, not fats create body fat, especially visceral  fat,  the kind that kills.

The secret is to get more of your calories from fat and fewer from carbohydrates. Fat has more calories per gram of usable food anyway, making it a much more efficient fuel. Like proteins, carbohydrates only give you 4 calories per gram of food, but fat gives you 9 calories per gram of food. That’s over twice as many calories for the same weight of the food you put in your body.

That means that you have to eat more than twice as many carbohydrates to get the same amount of calories. It’s no wonder that a carbohydrate diet is so fattening.

A high fat, low carb diet is like than running high octane gas in your car but it’s even better, for your body. What high octane gas does for your car, fat does more for your body. On the other hand, What sugar does for your car, it also does to your body. Only it does it much slower.If you know of anyone who has put sugar in a gas tank, you know what that did top the engine. The same thing happens in your body. It gums it up. Glucose is to akin too glue, to be healthy.

It does it slower because your body doesn’t burn fuel as fast or as hot as your car engine, so it takes it longer to gum up. But when it does, the results are exactly the same, disastrous. That is the curse of being on a carbohydrate diet.

It’s Time For A Cure

Carbs, How To Cut Back

How To Cut Your Carb Intake

It's your choice!
It’s your choice!

This could be the start of a new life for you, if you can curb that urge to consume this glucose making food, If not, you will be in a world of hurt unless you’re in that 10% that’s not addicted to them.

The best way to start cutting back on your carb intake, is to stop buying the foods that you find them in. Without any high carbohydrate food around, you’re forced to find alternative foods to eat and snack on. The best benefit of discontinuing the consumption of carbohydrates, is the lack of a need to keep eating them. Once your body discovers that it can live without carbs, miraculous things begin to manifest. The longer you stay off the carbs, the more miraculous these manifestations become, until you begin to experience life as it is supposed to be experienced, illness and disease free and full of energy.

When you buy groceries, you have to read every label, because you’ll find some little ingredient from wheat in almost everything that’s been processed. They love to use the starch for thickeners and the sugars for sweeteners and flour (ground wheat) has more, readily available glucose in it, than table sugar.

But to just stop buying carbs, isn’t stopping the consumption, because if you’re like me, you have to use up what you have in your pantry. You can’t just throw it all out, you have to use it up, so as not to waste it. There’s two theories on this;

  • If you can afford to throw out what breads you have in your pantry, you’d be far better off, to do so, than if you didn’t. Consumption of what you have left, means that you’ll only be adding to the inflammation, it causes. Continuation of this consumption will also bring on any multitude of illnesses or diseases that you would NEVER experience if you didn’t ingest this food to begin with.
  • If you can’t afford to throw it out, and have to eat it, because of financial hardship, you have two courses to consider, either damage your health by continuing to eat it, or save your health and give your carbs to the dog. If you must keep damaging your health , by eating it, slow down your consumption of it to slow the intake of the sugars that are so deadly. This way, they won’t effect your blood sugars as much, and this is what is so dangerous about eating carbs. It’s the roller coaster ride that these carbs put our blood glucose through. You eat carbs, your blood sugars rise. After a couple hours, your blood sugars fall again, making you hungry again and ready to pack in more carbs, simply to raise that blood glucose. Hence, the carbohydrate roller coaster ride. Everyone on a carbohydrate diet, all ride this ride, for there is no waiting line for it. It’s ready for us to take any time we want to. It’s no wonder that this is causing our obesity epidemic that the whole world is experiencing today. (This is also due to the manifestation of the genetic modifying of wheat, and other grains.)

Unfortunately, this doesn’t tell us what we should be replacing those lost calories with, so I’ll give you a idea of what you can eat, if you want your body to experience these benefits;

  • Start getting healthy fats (oils) into your diet. This is the most important step. Since fat is what your body runs on anyway, why not give it what it wants. Fat calories come packed with more calories than either carbs or protein per gram, making it the most efficient fuel you can put in your body. The higher calorie content of fat means that you don’t have to eat as much for the same amount of energy. The higher calorie content will also curb you appetite for other sources of energy like carbohydrates. Start to work healthy oils like coconut oil, olive oil, milk fats, including butter and cheese into your diet. Give up the margarine. it’s an unhealthy oil as it comes from carbohydrates, usually, corn oil, vegetable oil or any one of a multitude of oils derived from carbohydrate sources. Oils from the fruit of the plant tend to be much healthier as many of them are MCTs.  You can learn about the value of MCTs in The Power of being thin is found by eating fat and The value of balancing your cholesterol.
  • raspberries_&_blueberriesEat high fiber carbs like fruits and vegetables. I list fruits here, because of the problem of satisfying our sweet tooth. In order to cut back on all the sugars that we ingest, it’s easier to do, if we keep the simplest of these carbs (fructose) in our diet, for a while, at least until we wean ourselves off of the killer sugar, glucose. Fructose can be just as deadly, but because of its nature of being a 1 molecule sugar, it’s digested by the liver and not on a cellular level. This means that it doesn’t need insulin to be digested, and therefore doesn’t effect the pancreas as much as a diet high in glucose will.tree_model_from_vege_01
  • Transition from carbs to more protein and fats in your diet. To cut the carbs, you need to replace those lost calories with healthier calories, like those from fat and protein. This will do several things to your body that are very beneficial, like reducing your weight, first and foremost, which will help to keep you from contracting diabetes. You’ll experience a decrease in any chronic pain, arthritic pain or headaches that you have to deal with, as well as experience a reduced threat of cancer and cardiovascular disease, just to name a few. Your benefits may be greater or less depending on the level of addiction that you have to deal with now. I can almost tell you, just from just looking at you, at what level of addiction you’re at. The worse it is, the harder it is to kick. But also, once it’s kicked, the bigger the benefits will be. Knowing this, is the secret to killing carbs.
  • When you feel like a snack, which will reduce over time as your body adjusts to a low carb or Keto diet, turn to raw nuts. Raw nuts are packed full of protein, essential fats (which offer more calories per gram of food than what carbs do), and best of all, fiber to help clean out your digestive system. You’ll soon experience less hunger, as you continue on your low carb  (keto) diet, because your body won’t be experiencing the carb roller coaster ride, that makes us all want to eat more. When was the last time you were hungry? My keto diet has allowed me to work 14 hours so far, today, stopping only for a few quick snacks of raw nuts, maybe a 1/4 cup if that, in total. The point I’m trying to make, is that I’m not hungry. I don’t ever get hungry. My blood sugars don’t fluctuate to make me hungry. The only thing I have to tell me that I need to eat, is my empty stomach and the pangs it produces. I use those pangs to remind me, that when I go hungry, I’m helping my brain, and its capabilities grow.
  • Eggs eggs may be one of the best sources of nutrition. They’re packed with protein, good fats and essential oils, B-complex vitamins and essential minerals. More nutrition comes in just one egg, than what you can get out of 6 loaves of bread. Can you imagine the ease of weight control, using eggs in your diet instead of bread?
  • First and foremost, don’t drink your calories. when you drink your calories, it’s always in the form of either alcohol, fruit juice (which fortunately is mostly fructose, digested by the liver and not cellularly), soda or soft drinks, or alcohol. All of these beverages carry with them an enormous amount of sugar. The sugars in beer make it the highest ranking food substance in the glycemic index, making it the most dangerous of any carb source. It upsets the delicate balance of your of sugar and cholesterol levels in your body more so than any other source of glucose. It’s this balance that’s so important to maintain, simply because this balance is what regulates the amount of plaque that the sugar causes, when it glycates your cholesterol. This is just the beginning or your death sentence. The continuation of it takes place with every sandwich you eat, every bagel you eat, every crescent you eat, every pancake you eat,,,, Are you starting to get the picture? It’s OK if there are still a lot of question in your head, now. That’s good. I’ve at least done what I set out to do, to get you to thinking about the kind of foods that you put into your body to sustain  your body, because this is going to take a lot more examination, to be able to come to any viable, workable solutions for cleaning up this mess.

Whatever you think, don’t allow the phrase Keto diet scare you. Ketogenic diets are not for unhealthy people as much as they are for healthy people. Everyone who has an intolerance (allergic reaction) to wheat, gluten, gliadin or any of the other substances found in this grain, will experience the unhealthy consequences of a carbohydrate diet, so I’m going to list what foods contribute to a high carbohydrate diet, more so than anything else.

Foods that harm;
  • bread and all bread products
  • pasta
  • rice
  • corn
  • oatmeal
  • Cream of wheat
  • any cereal, including granola, meuslix, Wheaties, etc even special K
  • chips of any nature, whether they be corn chips, multi-grain chips, potato chips,tortilla chips, it doesn’t matter.
  • cookies, crackers, pastries, and snacks of any grain
  • popcorn
  • frozen breakfasts
  • frozen meals and entrees
  • all processed foods
  • potatoes
  • parsnips
  • alcohol, (beer, wine, grain alcohol)
  • soda pop
  • energy drinks
  • Ice Cream, unless it sugarfree (then you get to deal with the artificial sweeteners)
  • frozen juices, they nothing but concentrated sugars. What other nutrition juice has, isn’t worth the trade-off of the amount of sugars it puts into your system.
  • frozen waffles
  • pancakes
  • hash browns
  • coffee creamer
  • any sandwich with bread use lettuce to put your sandwich between instead of bread
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Pop Tarts
  • Most all breakfast foods except bacon, sausage and eggs
  • pop corn
  • vegetable oil
  • margarine

You can’t eat these foods, and stay healthy. They change your blood sugars too much. They’re way too high on the glycemic index. That’s why you need to transition your diet to a diet higher in protein and fat. Your body needs calories, so consider, what is the best source of calories.

Carbs have 4 calories per gram, fat has 9 calories per gram.
Which of these foods is more efficient, is what you should be asking yourself. 

Always remember to read the label of what you buy. Check the ingredients. Know what you’re putting in your body. This is the only way you can keep this food out of your body. Unfortunately our society is addicted to carbs, so we see them everywhere in everything we eat. This is what I call carbolism. It’s the addiction to a carbohydrate diet. Everybody has it….except for those who had to courage to go ketogenic.

The alternative to carbolism, a carb diet is,  a keto diet, or ketogenic low carb diet. With fat being more than twice as efficient as carbs, it’s a wonder that we still eat them. I’ve been on a MCT ketogenic diet for the last two years and I can’t say enough about what it’s done for my health. My weight came down 60 lbs from a high of 220 lbs 8 years ago, when I started working out. I lost the first 30 pounds in the first month just from water loss. The nice thing about water loss is, that is it includes a good supply of body fat, that comes with it. Fat is water soluble in the body and when your body expels the water, fat comes with it. My problem was that I couldn’t drop my weight any further, until I changed my diet, two years ago, when I gave up the wheat products and all other grain foods. When I did that, my excess weight just magically disappeared. Within 4 months, I was 15 pounds lower than my prescribed weight, feeling great with far more energy than I’ve ever had. This is the biggest benefit to a Keto diet, more energy. I’ve got more energy than I’ve ever had. I’ve got so much energy, I just wish I knew about this before.

Other benefits of a Keto diet can be found in a myriad of sites around the web extolling the virtues of ketogenic diets. I’ve given you a few links in this post for your research. I hope you do research everything in this post and inform me of what isn’t correct. The only way you’ll know for yourself how dangerous this food is, is by vetting what you read, not only here, but in every other article you read about this subject.

The more I investigate, the more I find that disturbs me, like why does the food industrial complex still advertise this food as being healthy? Why do they advertise it as being high fiber? Why is it still advertised, that whole grains are healthy, when they’re not? All of this makes me wonder, just how far will this industry go, to keep poisoning us, just so they can continue to rake in their profits. This brings us to our next problem, why didn’t we know about this before? Again, this is something that will have to wait for another post, as this one is already too long, so stay tuned…

It takes a completely new attitude, a new attitude about eating. A new attitude commitment, because it takes commitment to follow though with curbing the carbs.

I know how it’s hard it is to quit eating this food, ’cause I did it. You can track my journey here. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do. But with some perseverance, I did it, I noticed the change after about 1 month of abstinence. It was like a weight lifted off my shoulders all of a sudden. The room seemed brighter. All my senses felt crisper and more alive. Everything came easier, standing up, walking, sitting down, even getting out of bed was easier every morning. Everything I was experiencing and beginning to experience proved to me, the value of keeping this food out of my diet. It proved it in such a way, that I’m now doing my level best to convince the rest of my family and the world, just how dangerous this grain is. My continued use of this diet, has not only made my general health better, but more importantly, it’s improved my brain functions to a level I never thought imaginable. By converting my brain over to ketones instead of carbohydrates, it’s allowed me to actually grow my brain, and more importantly my brain functions. My thinking has actually improved quite substantially…even with my disability still affecting me. Crosswords come easier. Names are easier to remember, and even though I still have massive amounts of memory loss, due to my head injury. (The real reason I started and continue this lifestyle.) Even with the severity of my disability, having to live with the loss of short term memory, that not only blocks memories, it blocks reasoning and judgement due to the damage done to my pre-frontal cortex, from the strokes that I had, 31 years ago, I’ve been able to overcome a major portion of what I lost. (I still get to live with the knowledge, that I’ll never get back the mental power, that I had before.)

By using fat as a source of energy, I don’t have to spend nearly as calories digesting my food, because fat is so much more of an efficient fuel. By needing less food, to create the calories I need to fuel my body, I can allow my stomach to go empty for a much longer time now. I don’t have to feed it every 2 hours. I often go as many as 12 or 16 hours without eating anything. 24 hour fasts, are nothing for me to complete, now, quite comfortably even. In short, keto=life carbs=death.

Converting to a state of ketosis has allowed my body to actually go hungry for extended periods of time, without loss of energy or mental faculties, (alertness, clearness of mind, etc) or experiencing emotional roller coaster rides because of the fluctuations in my blood sugar. I don’t worry about any of that because I don’t have the blood glucose flowing through my system, that creates that E-ticket ride. I do this because I can’t afford to get sick. I can’t afford the medications. I can’t afford the hospitalizations. I can’t afford the testing, the procedures, the surgeries, the doctor visits, the specialists visits, and worse yet, I can’t afford to be any more disabled than I am right now. For my story your have to read this account of my disability, ‘How hard it for me to appear normal‘, that I keep for my medical records. It’s already part of my medical records at Cigna, Red Mountain Facility in Mesa, AZ. My doctors know what I have to live with, and even they, are convinced that this “high fat” diet that I started on, over 2 years ago, is the healthiest diet that I could be on. See how I’ve benefited from a life without carbs.