06 October 2020

Video of the day -- getting healthy

This must have been a challenge, given his former habits.  If he could do it, so can you.


Blogger RO said...

Thanks for posting this,and it comes at the perfect time! Hugs, RO

06 October, 2020 02:27  
Blogger Lady M said...

I have seen so many of these stories - Dr. Joel Furhman has excellent books and information on how people can reverse chronic disease with dietary change. I know from my own journey that being plant based has left me without the chronic inflammation I use to suffer from. My joints are so happy and my tendonitis is gone. I am coming up on a year anniversary and feel 20 years younger!

06 October, 2020 05:36  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Whoa. That's a change.
Making changes in our diet is difficult but not impossible.


06 October, 2020 09:10  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

Good for him. It hard to change the way you eat.

06 October, 2020 09:44  
Blogger Mike said...

I finished a prediabetes program in April last year. It's a program that's pushed by the CDC. One hour for one day a week for 26 weeks. Then tapering off for the rest of a year. It basically teaches you how to eat differently.

The CDC pushes a low-fat diet because fat has more calories than sugar. A friend of mine that's a nurse said she remembers back in the '70s there was a disagreement over sugar vs fat. The two camps split and they've never gotten back together.

Take a test. Find a program.

You'll be surprised how many places sponsor these courses. Well, did sponsor before COVID. I don't know how they are handling them now.

06 October, 2020 23:46  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

RO: Thanks! And -- "the perfect time"? Contemplating any changes of your own?

Lady M: I've seen Dr Fuhrman in some of the nutrition videos I've been watching. Congratulations on your success, and I'm sure it will continue to benefit you.

Sixpence, Mary K: Oddly enough I myself haven't found it as difficult as expected. I find I don't miss the meat or eggs at all, or even the chips, despite long feeling I was almost addicted to them. It really is a permanently-sustainable change.

Mike: I'm glad the CDC is apparently working on the basis of science rather than popular fads. There are a lot of reasons for preferring low-fat beyond the difference in calories. Refined sugar is unhealthy, but complex carbohydrates are what our systems evolved to run on, whereas eating substantial amounts of fat causes a lot of damage to the system. As for low-carb diets, they basically "work" by making the body so sick (ketosis) that it generates energy in an unnatural way, which can cause weight loss as many other illnesses do -- but it's doing terrible things to the cardiovascular system at the same time, and it's not sustainable over the long term. About the only thing low-carb diets are really good for is selling a lot of books, because they tell people what they want to hear instead of the truth -- but it's making money by inducing people to harm themselves. Practically criminal, certainly unethical.

07 October, 2020 06:49  

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