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THE WAY FORWARD – FASTING AND KETOSIS

For 2500 years, physicians have used fasting as a means to find the way back to health, by a simple and inexpensive manner in which one could actually heal themselves from virtually any of the modern diseases that have plagued man, since the dawn of civilization. For me, it’s easy to see the correlation of the emergence of modern diseases with the gradual increase of consumption of einkorn wheat, the precursor to our modern strains of wheat. From Emmer (one of the first domesticated strains) and Durum Semolina which is little higher in gluten yet it’s still considered a weak wheat. (The wheat doesn’t rise as well as it holds the dough together to hold the pasta shape.) Winter Red, spelt and other bread wheats or common wheats that’re higher in gluten have been used for bread for thousands of years, because it rises better. Today’s forms of highly modified wheat act nothing like the strains from thousands of years ago as today’s  highly domesticated strains of wheat cannot survive in the wild. That’s according to Wikipedia and that’s due to their inability to disperse their seeds. Monsanto has made certain of that through their genetic modifying to create ender seeds that won’t pollinate so a farmer has no seed for next year’s crop forcing them to buy GMO seed from Monsanto. (GMO by itself is not dangerous. It’s what the modifying allows the farmer to do that makes it dangerous and that’s to spray it with Roundup. Their seed is genetically modified to handle applications of the glyphosate herbicide.) This is the wheat that Monsanto is forcing their farmers to grow for your cereal, bread and snacks. The same exists in the corn fields as well, contaminating every corn chip that you eat. (When was the last time you ate Mexican food?)

But we’re talking about wheat right now which was originally cultivated in the Fertile Crescent 10,000 years ago, approximately the same time that modern disease started showing up in the bones of the remains of the people. This is a clear indication of the glycation that wheat was responsible for even then, even as slow as the einkorn wheat is to digest (which slows the progression of glycation). The glycation existed then as it does now, only it took it much longer to manifest. Today, it manifests itself immediately (as soon as it touches your tongue) and this is due to the fast dissolving gluten flour that’s used for bread and pastries as well as pasta and cereal. It just glycates more now as the grain has changed immensely in the last 10,000 years. As these foods increased in prevalence in our diet, the rates of disease increased, as it’s these grains that have always generated disease. They generate it so slowly that it’s never noticed until it’s too late or you stop eating it. This is the value of fasting and why fasting is so important to the health of anyone on this type of carbohydrate diet.

This is why fasting has always cured disease. 98% of all disease is a direct result of our diet. With that being said, it’s easy to see why removing everything damaging from our diet is going to heal the damage caused by keeping those foods in the diet. Fasting produces such good results it’s been the subject of over 20,000 studies on PMC in the NLM at the NIH. (PMC has reports from across the world. Pubmed has 590 reports from studies done in the US alone.) It’s that important, yet what has your doctor shared with you about this life saving course of intervention? Your doctor comes into your appointed meeting with his/her prescription tablet in hand ready to prescribe pharmaceuticals. (Now it’s a laptop that affords them more latitude in their diagnosis. I sometimes see a primary care physician who still carries a prescription pad with him everywhere he goes, but then he has drug reps going in and out of his office all the time, so to speak.) Their whole intent is to prescribe drugs for your ailments, which are more than likely caused by the ingestion of grain foods. Prescribing drugs is the way they’re trained to treat patients, not with recommendations of diet. (Monsanto wouldn’t allow that to take place as they have far more control over your life than what you could ever believe.)

That’s exactly why fasting is so healthy. It removes the worst of the toxins in our bodies that’s built up from the diets of bread, wheat and grain based products, and doesn’t put more toxins back in with the prescribed drugs. Those grain products also happen to be the most addictive, which is what makes them the hardest to give up. The addictive nature of sugar, at its worst, is displayed in this manner (when it drives pharmaceuticals). When one fasts, they give up the sugars that are doing all the glycating and it’s this glycation that is at the root of all disease and this is why going without food is so healthy.

It also sets your body up for future health by resetting the hormonal structure in your body. This is mostly the result of your hormones transitioning to a starvation mode of survival, where the Ghrelin your stomach releases, sends this growth hormone throughout your body allowing them to do their magic in repairing damage and extending cell life where cell death took place before. (This is directly due to the carbohydrate influence in the diet, creating glycation.) It’s the elimination of glycation that initially brings back a resemblance of health but that’s not what brings future health. It’s the breaking of an addiction. This addiction is built into our society so much, It starts in our prenatal body and continues through the first year of life and then on. (This is due to the prevalence of sugar and high fructose corn syrup in baby foods, formula and infant medicines.) The prenatal starts with mama diet before you’re born, if your mother ate carbs, you got them before your were born. But that only explains why you’re dependent. It doesn’t explain how to break the dependence. That’s with fasting and the keto diet, or ketogenic diet (the diet our ancestors were on ever since our existence). The keto involves fasting as part of the diet, making it much easier to maintain. (There’s no hunger.) Fasting does that by sending your body into ketosis.

According to Wikipedia; in the early 20th century around 1911; Bernarr Macfadden, an American exponent of physical culture, popularized the use of fasting to restore health. His disciple, the osteopathic physician Hugh Conklin, of Battle Creek, Michigan, began to treat his epilepsy patients by recommending fasting.  Conklin conjectured that epileptic seizures were caused when a toxin, secreted from the Peyer’s patches in the intestines, was discharged into the bloodstream. Conklin’s fasting therapy was adopted by neurologists in mainstream practice. In 1916, a Dr McMurray wrote to the New York Medical Journal claiming to have successfully treated epilepsy patients with a fast, followed by a starch- and sugar-free diet, since 1912. In 1921, prominent endocrinologist H. Rawle Geyelin reported his experiences to the American Medical Association convention. He had seen Conklin’s success first-hand and had attempted to reproduce the results in 36 of his own patients. He achieved similar results despite only having studied the patients for a short time. He reported that three water-soluble compounds, β-hydroxybutyrateacetoacetate and acetone (known collectively as ketone bodies), were produced by the liver in otherwise healthy people when they were starved or if they consumed a very low-carbohydrate high-fat diet.

With fasting being able to eliminate so many disorders, a path was sought to bring this form of healing to the mainstream by creating a diet to encourage fasting. Thus the ketogenic diet was born in 1921 through the efforts of Russel Wilder. According to Wikipedia, Russel Wilder, at the Mayo Clinic, built on this research and coined the term ketogenic diet to describe a diet that produced a high level of ketone bodies in the blood (ketonemia) through an excess of fat and lack of carbohydrate.

Fasting is the quickest manner in which to allow your body to go into ketosis, yet it may not be the easiest. Although on second thought, being the quickest way may make it the easiest. I went through two weeks of withdrawal because I couldn’t give up all foods I loved to eat all at once, to allow my body to go into ketosis in a few days. I could have avoided 10 days of want by fasting and only want something to eat for a few days, as what happens when you fast for a minimum of 3 days. A longer fast is more beneficial but the three days allows your body to respond by going into ketosis which is a fat burning mode. It’s this fat burning mode that forces your body to make its own glucose, which is a much cleaner glucose than you get from the sugar you eat, as it’s a clean glucose made from your own glycogen or fat storage. Getting into ketosis quicker could allow you to start your fat burning diet, but continuing some carbs will only make the withdrawal more difficult as it may drop your body back out of ketosis. This was my problem and why my transition took so long. (Thankfully, they’ll be no next time.)

Ketosis refers to acids in the body that are derived and used while in a state of low glucose in the blood. Because my body has been in a state of ketosis for the last 3 years, I feel qualified to speak about this lifestyle. I call it a lifestyle because it really is. It’s a lifestyle completely different from the lifestyle of a carboholic. Carboholics require food every other hour or so, it’s the law of glucose consumption, appetite follows glucose levels in the blood. It’s that simple, blood sugar levels raise and satiety sets in, releasing hormones controlling feel-good emotions influencing behavior, sometimes unrecognizable behavior. But, that usually happens when the blood sugars fall again after a couple hours releasing hormones of hunger, need and want. These hormones are completely different than the satiety hormones and have much different affects on the body.

This is where carboholics do not have the advantage that ketonemiacs have. Ketonemiacs (those who have allowed their bodies to go into a state of ketosis) aren’t controlled by their hormones, so they don’t have to follow any hunger cycle. They’re in full control of their hormones. This also means that they’re in more control of their emotions because of that. I know that it doesn’t sound like it’s that big of a deal, but it’s more important than you ever could imagine.

First, let’s look at the state of ketosis, as explained in Wikipedia;

Ketosis is a metabolic state in which most of the body’s energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis in which blood glucose provides most of the energy. Ketosis is similar to a condition called ketoacidosis, in that both cause a side effect known to laypeople as acetone breath.”

“Longer-term ketosis may result from fasting or staying on a low-carbohydrate diet, and deliberately induced ketosis serves as a medical intervention for various conditions, such as intractable epilepsy, and the various types of diabetes.[6] In glycolysis, higher levels of insulin promote storage of body fat and block release of fat from adipose tissues, while in ketosis, fat reserves are readily released and consumed.[5][7] For this reason, ketosis is sometimes referred to as the body’s “fat burning” mode.”

Even body builders have recognized ketonemia as being to most beneficial state to keep their body in as it’s in this state where they produce more growth hormones because of the amount of Ghrelin their stomachs release to enable them to grow their muscles bigger without the carbs.

It used to be one of the biggest problems, being in a state of ketosis is often confused with ketoacidosis, which has nothing to do with being in a state of nutritional ketosis. Ketoacidosis is a state of extreme ketosis that can only happen to type 1 diabetics because their pancreas is incapable of secreting enough insulin to handle even a large amount of glucose in the system. Because of this the liver of type 1 diabetics secretes more ketones than what the body needs to operate.  Again Wikipedia says on the subject of ketosis;

“Ketosis is deliberately induced by use of a ketogenic diet as a medical intervention in cases of intractable epilepsy. Other uses of low-carbohydrate diets remain controversial.[15][16] Induced ketosis or low-carbohydrate diet terms have very wide interpretation. Therefore, Stephen S. Phinney and Jeff S. Volek coined the term “nutritional ketosis” to avoid the confusion.[17]Although I appreciate ketosis as being a “fat burning mode”, it’s the other benefits that I appreciate more. Benefits like less pain, no headaches, no stomachaches, far more energy than what I’ve ever had, ability to get more work done, as I don’t have to stop all the time to eat and although I do eat at my desk, I’m usually at my desk 16-18 hours out of the day, except on therapy days. I take 3 hours, 3 days a week for therapy. My therapy is exercise. My brain needs it, but my body benefits.”

Ketoacidosis is a metabolic state associated with high concentrations of ketone bodies, formed by the breakdown of fatty acids and the deamination of amino acids. Ketoacidosis is most common in untreated type 1 diabetes mellitus, when the liver breaks down fat and proteins in response to a perceived need for respiratory substrate. Prolonged alcoholism may lead to alcoholic ketoacidosis. “

“In diabetic ketoacidosis, a high concentration of ketone bodies is usually accompanied by insulin deficiency, hyperglycemia, and dehydration. Particularly in type 1 diabetics the lack of insulin in the bloodstream prevents glucose absorption, thereby inhibiting the production of oxaloacetate (a crucial precursor to the β-oxidation of fatty acids) through reduced levels of pyruvate (a byproduct of glycolysis), and can cause unchecked ketone body production (through fatty acid metabolism) potentially leading to dangerous glucose and ketone levels in the blood. Hyperglycemia results in glucose overloading the kidneys and spilling into the urine (transport maximum for glucose is exceeded). Dehydration results following the osmotic movement of water into urine. (Osmotic diuresis), exacerbates the acidosis.”

“I bring this up to make the point that nutritional ketosis is not ketoacidosis. It’s far from it. According to Wikipedia again, “Normal serum reference ranges for ketone bodies are 0.5–3.0 mg/dL, equivalent to 0.05–0.29 mmol/L.[23]” In ketosis, the levels range from 3 – 6 mg/dL. Ketoacidosis requires a level of 15 – 25 mg/dL, more the three times needed for ketosis, making it virtually impossible for anyone to into ketoacidosis if you’re not a type 1 diabetic. Type 1 diabetics are required to make sure their bodies don’t produce many ketones because of the risk of ketoacidosis”.

According to PMC’s report on Calorie Restriction (CR) or fasting, submitted; July 2010; Nevertheless, ongoing research continues to draw a more complete picture of CR at the molecular level, which may ultimately allow for the development of therapeutics that might be able to confer at least some of the health benefits of this dietary regimen.

Remaining in a state of ketosis, on the other hand, has allowed my body to regain that which was lost 31 years ago in a car accident that left me severely disabled because of a severe closed head injury, (It was the two strokes that were the most devastating.)

It’s become evident to me since I’ve been carb free and in a state of ketonemia or ketosis, how much our society is addicted to this drug (sugar/glucose/fructose) that does little more than to lead those who eat it to further drug use. Our food industrial complex sees to that by their advertising . I’m convinced it’s because they’re associated with the pharmaceutical industry. They used to be merged into one corporation that controlled the seed supply for the farmers as well as the pharmaceuticals that treated to pain and discomfort brought on by the products grown by the crop seed sold to the farmer to supply the grains for the snack foods everyone everywhere love to eat.

The unfortunate result of this love affair with those snack and comfort foods is what this diet brings, as its cost of this pleasure. The price to be paid is in the discomfort that this food brings to all those who eat it, regardless of how much they eat. The food industry (Monsanto in particular) has a fortune invested in keeping you eating this deadly food. They’ve built an industry just to treat diabetes, with all the glucose meters and pumps out there, just so addicts can get their next fix. The trouble this industry goes to just to keep their addicts happy. I know now. I didn’t 4 years ago when I was an addict.

The less an addict consumes at each, sitting dictates how much damage it’s going to do, but it’s going to do damage. There is no way to avoid it. That’s the way our digestion and metabolism works. That’s why this addiction is by far, the worst addiction our society has to deal with. This addiction leads to every other addiction that we’re actively fighting, including alcoholism, heroin and tobacco and even gambling. Yes, even gambling, as gambling is driven by the hunger cycle which is one of the biggest underlying influences of a carbohydrate diet. Hunger in this diet drives absolutely everything, even breathing, and because of that, eventually drugs.

This is a cycle that I don’t need. As a matter of fact, it’s the last thing I need. The biggest reason I refuse to take any of these drugs anymore is because all of them carry side effects, some major, some minor. Whether the side effects are major or minor, I don’t want to experience any of them, anymore. I’ve had my fill of side effects, especially the ones that make my health worse, which is where most of these side effects should be classified. After living for twenty years needing to take massive amounts of opioids for my chronic severe pain, diuretics for my high blood pressure, anti-depressants for the pain, and living with the side effects of not only the opioids, but every other drug they had me on, all twelve of them, I got fed up with it. I wasn’t going to take it anymore as I just couldn’t afford it. And I was only up to twelve medications. I have a friend who’s on this diet, who’s lowered his needs to thirteen daily medications from twenty-three. How many meds do you take every day? How many would you like to do without, if your health would allow? This is where fasting needs to replace doping. A change in diet will go much further than any drug and the cure lasts longer than any treatment.

I live by the theory that if the meds aren’t needed in the first place, my health is going to be that much better. That is why I removed everything from my diet that I could, that is responsible for these horrendous diseases, requiring the need for these medications. By fasting, one can reach this healing state much quicker than I did, just by cutting my bread. Where it took me two weeks to get into full ketosis, by fasting I could have jump started the state by starving my body, then gone on from there with my ketogenic diet to keep my body in this healing state. This is the advantage of fasting, it not only starts the healing from the beginning by putting your body in a starvation mode, it allows you to stay in that mode for the rest of your life. That one little option in itself is what’s going to extent your life beyond 100 years. I can see where ultimately man will be able to extend it lifespan to over 150 years old. !00 years from now, when all mankind is on a ketogenic or paleo diet again, I can see the oldest people in the world living into their 180’s, doubling today’s average lifespan.

This can be easily obtained simply by allowing our bodies to heal themselves and not keep depending on drugs for the perception of healing, which ultimately brings nothing but more drug use, which ultimately is what ruins the liver and kidneys leading to all the cancers and disorders of the hepatic and renal systems. It’s this drug dependence that driven by another dependence that we’ve all been born into. I hope that you’re beginning to see how our drug addictions are driven by one thread that drives all modern diseases along with it.  That one thread is what ties 100% of all cancers, 98% of all heart diseases, and 99.9 % of all dementia, all arthritis, all headaches, and almost all stomachaches together is one substance that can be removed from the diet without any severe side effects. I shouldn’t need to tell you what that substance is by now. You should know. You eat it every day. You live with the effects of addiction. Pain always comes with addiction. (That’s what makes breaking the addiction rewarding, limiting the pain cycle. Oh what sweet bliss!)

The idea then is to limit to miniscule amounts, the foods that make up these addictive substances. You should know by now what these foods are, you eat them every morning, either in your coffee as creamer, in the toast you have, or the cereal you consume. You have it every lunch with your sandwich or burrito and with every dinner with your rolls. I have known several families that would just put a plate of bread on the table every evening. This is the display of addiction, a full out need to satisfy the taste buds by dumping more and more sugar in the body, usually in the form of starchy carbs. I’ve also noticed that in those houses that served bread there was always beer cans in the garbage indicating another addiction. If you remove one addiction from our society, you remove all addictions, as this addiction to sugar and carbs is the foundation of all other addictions as they are all based on a hunger cycle which is the result of an addiction to sugar. Does that make it the root of all evil?

I hope that you can see now that it’s this addiction to sugar and carbs that’s driving the pharmaceutical industry, and that both industries are driven by the same people who have a major influence in the offices of the agencies that are supposed to regulate this industry, the FDA and the USDA. With that kind of influence, there’s only one way to fight it and that’s to not buy into it. To not buy into it does require a diet of grain abstinence, though. That requires breaking the addiction and moving to as, ketogenic of a diet, as possible. The easiest manner to do this is to do a strict three day, water only fast. The longer you can do it the better, but it must be at least 3 days with absolutely no food. (That’s why it’s important to check with your doctor first).

All of the consumption of the grain industry’s products is what’s driving the pharmaceutical industry today, tomorrow, next year, and for the next 500 and beyond. If we don’t put and end to this now, our society is doomed to suffer the consequences of a carbohydrate addiction that no one is responsible for. The greed of the grain industry combined with the ambition of the pharmaceutical industry, has made us all carboholic slaves to the desires these industries. It’s these industries that are rewarding from the most, from this arrangement. For me, it’s scary, how much power we’ve given these industries, simply because we listen to their advertising. We’ve also let them take over the regulating agency that’s supposed to control this industry. Because our health depends on it, we can’t allow Monsanto to dictate how there are going to poison our food, so they can bolster the profits of the pharmaceutical industry.

Not knowing what you put in your body can cost you your life. It is costing you your life if you eat carbs. Those who listen to the advertising and are influenced by it, fall prey to that influence, and become their slaves for life or until they quit consuming the grains. There’s very little difference than that of alcoholism except that it’s pretty much forced upon us, in our baby food. Feed your babies on your own milk, if you want them to be healthy.

I know what you’re thinking right now, what are all the foods involved in this addiction? The list is enormous and that’s why this is such a dangerous addiction. This industry has virtually forced us to celebrate this addiction. It involves every one of our holidays, with the holiday season being the worst. Every celebration involves some form of sugar. From the Sugar Bowl to the Tostido’s Fiesta Bowl, our celebration is never-ending. Just after the “holiday season” comes Valentine’s Day barely a month later. Then, comes Easter and spring break. Are you beginning to understand why this addiction is our worst? With all the celebrating we need to keep this addiction, how do you change tradition without changing the world? The quickest way that I know is to organize an international health weekend, for 3 days, where everyone goes keto to heal their diseases and give their bodies a chance to go into ketosis, the ever healing state of metabolism.

The nicest advantage of this diet is the amount of control it gives you over your own emotions. You may think that you control your emotions right now, but I can tell you with full confidence, if you’re on a carb diet, you have no control over your emotions. They’re completely controlled by what you eat because what you eat controls your hunger cycle and it’s your hunger cycle that drives every other cycle your body goes through. Since your hunger cycle is controlled by your hormones (mostly leptin and ghrelin), it’s these hormones that are controlling your emotions. You know this every time you crave that bagel or biscotti. Once you bite into it, your saliva starts digesting that instantly gratifying food to give you that aww feeling, that instantly hits you brain, even before you can swallow it. This is your first sign of addiction and dependence that only gives you the perception that you have control of your own emotions. It’s this cycle that is in full control of your emotions. As much as you try to control them, too often they have a tendency to slip out of your control and back into theirs.

Anyone who can’t control their emotions entirely by themselves is a slave to their own hormones. This makes every carboholic a slave to their emotions and therefore a slave to these industries. This displays the dependence of the hunger cycle and the carb diet that drives that hunger cycle. You may not classify these as emotions, but I submit that they actually are. Satiety is defined as the state of being satisfied. If that is not an emotion, as it expresses feelings of calmness and security, I don’t know what is. Hunger, on the other hand, is defined as a strong desire. Is not that an emotion? These emotions are controlled by both leptin and ghrelin, which ultimately are controlled by the grain industry, more than anything else. This is the ruse I refuse to take part in. I can’t afford this trap anymore. The only way out for our society is to break the hold of this industry, to let them know that we’re not going to stand for this kind of abuse. To go ketogenic in your diet is the best way you can get yourself to everlasting health.

With emotions being controlled by our hormonal balance like this, it’s easy to see how carbs could influence that balance. For this to not have an effect on our behavior is beyond comprehension. It has to. When you combine the drive of an addiction (which is what we’re talking about) with the advertisements promoting that addiction, how can it not have an effect on our health and ultimately our society? That is why I make the statement that this cycle has to change. If it doesn’t cease, our health as a society, will never get better. There’s never been a better time for a cure, and that cure is a ketogenic diet, not only for each and everybody to be as healthy as possible, but also to regain the health of our whole society. Can you imagine a world where everyone not only controls their own emotions but they’re in control of their emotions? (That includes reactions.)

Let’s go back to addiction, though, for you may still not consider this an addiction. I understand, few caught in an addiction can recognize that addiction when they’re feeding it because the addiction has ways of hiding itself. You can ask anyone who has to have at least one beer a day. They’re not addicted to their beer, as far as they’re concerned, yet they have to have it. And often they don’t even drink more than just one. But they still have to have that one. That is what makes it an addiction. The body can and does live much better without beer, so it’s not a substance the body requires to survive. Yet the beer drinker needs that daily beer to satisfy their addiction. To go without, many times causes more problems because of the work your hormones are doing on your emotions and worse yet your actions by controlling how receptors work in your brain. That makes it a natural thing that you need to do, and not an addiction, to appease that desire to drink the beer. This is how addiction works and it happens to carboholics too. I know I am a carboholic. The desire for sweets is still with me. It’s a last refuge of my addiction. It’s something that I get to fight for the rest of my life.

Fact of the matter is, if you were fed baby food, you’ve been fed carbs, on the premise that this food is healthy to eat. Actually, you’ve been sold that this is the only healthy food to eat. Fault has been found in every other type of nutrition except  grains until recent history. For more than 60 years, we’ve been told to eat grains. Thirty years ago, they said whole grains are healthy. They still say, ”whole grains are healthy”, yet according to all the studies I’ve seen out of the hundreds I‘ve looked at, nothing about this food is safe to ingest, leaving me to wonder why do they still recommend it. Then I look at who controls the FDA, the USDA and what interest they have in their industrial farming, and it becomes pretty clear whose influence this is, controlling what we eat.

This simple little act of feeding you baby formula laced with sugars to get you to eat it, has addicted you to a lifetime of dependence. It addicted me. Even though I broke the addiction, I’m still affected by what control it did have over me. That’s exactly why I’m pleading with you, don’t let it control you. I can virtually guarantee that you won’t like the end results. Whether they come late or soon, they always come.

When I think about this, my first response is to get angry, for I never asked for this nor could I ever wish for it, or wish it upon anyone else. Yet, there is an industry that is committed to not only continuing this pattern, they’re goal is to increase its scope. You can see this in all the advertising. This is your grain industry pushing this celebration of this addiction and you’re buying into it every time you feed your carb diet, by buying all your snacks, pasta, cereal, soft drinks and beer, just for starters. I’d go on with the rest but space limits that list in this book. You can find it in both my first and second books, It’s Time for a Cure and Time for the Ultimate Cure. Your best guide is to use the glycemic index as your guide for what foods that are safe to eat or not. It’s the general consensus that you should keep your foods lower than 50 on the glycemic index. My contention is to keep carbs out of your diet completely, and let your body make its own glucose. The reason you want to keep your blood glucose low is to avoid the hunger cycle. The hunger cycle is emotionally the worst manifestation of a carb diet. As it controls your emotions, it controls your actions and reactions. This is an undeniable truth. You know it as well as I do. You feel it every time you taste that divine taste when you bite into it, MMM how good it is.

This is where you need to ask yourself, what is it you crave most? If what you crave has any carbohydrate in it, then that’s your first indication that you’re addicted. What kind of carb you crave, quite often tells how bad your addiction is. One wouldn’t think that a hamburger could be a sign of addiction, when actually when you think about the taste you crave, it’s a combination of everything including the bun, which happens to be the addictive ingredient in the hamburger. Everything else in the hamburger is healthy. It’s just the gluten in the bun that’s so addictive. I wouldn’t doubt that they use extra high gluten bread dough for the buns used for these sandwiches, as it’s more addictive, due to the high gluten content. I know they use high gluten bread dough for making pizza dough because it needs to rise, and the more the gluten the better it rises. That makes it taste better, but it also makes it more addictive. That’s why when you’re at one of these restaurants, most everyone there is overweight. They’re there because they crave that high gluten bread dough. You get it in both pizzas and fast food hamburgers. This is how they make you repeat customers.

If you think my assessment is wrong, just try eating your favorite hamburger between to slices of lettuce. The taste is completely different. Most fast food restaurants offer low carb sandwiches but few order them. The only ones that I know of who order them are those who suffer from celiac disease. I believe that all of us suffer somewhat from celiac disease. I think that there are only a very few that can get through life with showing or suffering the effects of a carb diet….especially an excessive carb diet as is the case with most people worldwide today. The reason you crave the taste of the hamburger is because of the high gluten bread dough the buns are made from because it’s that bun that raises your blood glucose as soon as it hits your tongue. Therein lies the addictive nature of glucose, the constant tug on your hunger cycle. It’s caused by the foods you eat, if you’re on a carb diet. When you stop to think about it, you know it, as well as I. You just need to do something about it, as I did, three years ago, and then again one year ago when I went complete keto. It took me three years to go completely keto. You can do it in one month if you’ve got the guts to do a thirty day fast. I didn’t and I may have suffered because of it. I guess I was still persuaded to eat the carbs even after I gave up the bread. If I had to do it over again, I’d fast, to go keto. The adjustment is a lot quicker. The adjustment is equivalent to breaking the addiction.

What do you think they’re advertising when they show you those commercials for pizza and their soft drinks, fruit drinks, cereals, breads, pastas, pastries, candy, etc, etc? They selling you that mmmm feeling of dependence and addiction. It’s that feeling your get as soon as your favorite food hits your tongue and makes you go “oh, I needed that”. That’s the same feeling a junkie feels when he gets his latest fix.

They’re using your emotions to control your behavior. That’s because they can. They already control your hormones and it’s your hormones that control your emotions. Is it any wonder that so many are addicted? Our food industry has done their absolute best to sell you their goods, and that means playing to your emotions in order to sell you that great taste that’s going to bring you oh so much discomfort, pain and disease. If you had known that this could and would happen to any one of your kids, you’d do everything in your power to change it. You do have the power to change it, every time you go to the store. Read the label of everything you buy. If it contains wheat, corn, soy or grains at all, don’t buy it. If you do, you’ll be buying into a lifetime of pain and discomfort for your family. Choose something else to feed your family. You’ll be much further ahead in the long run. The money it will save you in pharmaceuticals is nothing short of astounding.

In my estimation, this is criminal behavior. It’s criminal behavior being done on an industrial level. Monsanto has politically engineered their control of the FDA and USDA to ensure their compliance in their dominance of our food supply.

That is why I included my third chapter on our celebration of our addiction. Corporate does this on purpose. They do this because they know that we are addicted by our rate of consumption of their wares. They also know that with their lobbying power, they can get away with virtually anything. It’s kind of the same situation as that of the military industrial complex. They support congressmen and senators in every state and district, securing their interests, with this influence. Monsanto has even gone to the extent of contracting every farmer that they can, even to the point of suing farmers, just to corner the market. The last corporations that got away with this kind of behavior were busted up by Teddy Roosevelt in the late 19th century. No industry in our history has had more influence in our health, either as an individual or as a society than this grain and sugar industry has with it addictive food. It’s created a multi-trillion dollar medical and pharmaceutical industry. The thing that scares them the most is the ketogenic diet as it’s the only diet that can save you and the world, from their clutches.

We allow these corporations to addict us, even worse than we’ve been any time in the history on man, for which we should be ashamed. I would be but I didn’t set up the Supreme Court to allow Monsanto to patent life in patenting GMO seeds. This may end up being the bane of mankind, as it is a very deadly path for our food industry to be taking. But then it’s only deadly to those who buy into it. That’s why I won’t.

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.