You have to take a certain number of continuing education hours each year. How do you decide where to invest your time and money? The answers are in our article ‘Dental Continuing Education Courses With Dentox‘, but here are some things to consider when making that decision.
- Where do your patients spend their discretionary income? Some of your patients may be spending thousands every year on Botox and dermal fillers and making a separate appointment at a separate office to do so. They’re at your office on a regular basis for checkups anyway. If they could get the treatments at the same time, it would save them time, and add to your bottom line. Win-win.
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Using detoxfoot pads can help with circulation issues, amongst other things. People who suffer with pain in (and around) the foot often turn to this product due to it being100% natural. Many people out there may be missing a trick though. Imagine if there was a way to “supercharge” your detox and take it to another level, while keeping it all natural. Sounds good, hey?By also using a TENS unit for your foot pain you can take it to another level.
The TENS unit explained
A TENS unit (for those who don’t already know) is a small device, usually battery powered. It is used to carry out TENS therapy, which involves low voltage electrical current, used to stimulate the nerves. TENS units come with a set of wires and electrodes. The electrodes are best described as reusable sticky pads, these are placed on the area that is in pain. They attach to the end of the wires, which are plugged into the TENS unit. When switched on and set, the device sends low voltage electrical impulses through the wires and electrodes to the body. The electrical impulses stimulate the nerves and this releases endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers). This reduces the sensation of pain in the body and can be used for a number of pain relieving requirements, including: arthritis, diabetic neuropathy,plantar fasciitis, restless legs syndrome,tarsal tunnel syndrome. In fact, TENS therapy can be used for just about any chronic or acute pain.
TENS history and safety
To somebody who hasn’t tried TENS, it may sound a bit strange – and possibly even dangerous to use electricity to treat pain. However, this isn’t the case. The use of electrical stimulation for pain control can be traced back to the Romans, albeit by standing on electrical fish. Over time the concept was developed and the TENS unit arrived.Medical professionals have been prescribing TENS for over 30 years now. There have been no long or short-term health risks linked to the use of TENS units. All reputable manufacturers have their TENS units tested and cleared by the FDA.
Using a TENS unit on your feet
People who use or have used TENS units on their feet will be familiar with the standard setup (as discussed earlier, a device with electrodes). But in recent years new innovative products have been developed to work with TENS devices. Rather than just using electrodes it is possible to purchase massage shoes and TENS socks to use with the machines. These products are used to conduct the electricity and offer something different than using electrodes, only.They can be purchased as individual products, to use with an existing TENS unit or with the machine, as a package. If you want to look into a TENS unit for foot pain, read this. There are a number of options available to you, depending upon your requirements and how much you’re looking to spend.
The next step (pun intended!)
Before running out to the shop and buying yourself a TENS unit, make sure that you book an appointment with your doctor or medical professional. While TENS units are available over the counter, without a prescription – people are advised to check that it’s going to be suitable for them. There are a handful of cases where people should not use a TENS unit so be sure to speak to an expert and do the necessary research first. Never use one of these devices without seeking professional advice and reading the instruction manual.
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- Reduce or eliminate lines between the nose and mouth
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- Reduce laugh lines and crows feet
- Reduce the appearance of scars
- Other advanced techniques, such as chin dimples and procedures involving the hands.
You will also gain a firm grasp of the various protocols specific to each product and use, including tips to ensure that you can adhere to a high standard of care for your clients. Each syringe of any of these products contains a particular amount of the product and your training course will show you how to strategize your placement of the product so as to get maximum results with minimum product. Your training course will provide you with a comprehensive grasp of what can and cannot be achieved with injectable dermal fillers as well as how to explain to your patients what kind of results they can expect from treatment. This comprehensive training will help you to successfully and profitably incorporate these products and procedures into your practice.
When you start providing dermal filler injections to your patients, you may quickly find that it turns out to be one of the most rewarding parts of your practice. Rapid, often striking and long-lasting results lead to patients who are satisfied and grateful to be looking younger and feeling more confident almost before they leave the office.
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So, my soap box. I’m pretty loyal once in a while. We’re talking about health care. If I had it my way, sure you could have health insurance, but I’m not paying for your health insurance if you don’t take some personal responsibility for your health. If I see that your lifestyle is in conjunction with the way that you should be living it, I’m not paying for your health care anymore. That’s fair, right?
So, if you want to have national health care, health care for everyone, I’ve got you. I dig it, but you know what? People better start stepping up. Alright, I’m done with this.
When’s my soap box?
We don’t have enough time for that.
So, what’s our approach? We’ve got to get to the cause. You know us. That’s how we operate. We’ve got to find the cause of what’s going on and then support the body. We start with proper lifestyle and dietary changes. There are absolutely no exceptions to this. You and your body are not going to be friends. If you don’t want to do this, “Fine, I’ll still love you. Just don’t complain about how things are falling apart. I’ll do the best with what you allow me to do, but just accept it. ”
No more eating what you please. I love chocolate. I’m glad you enjoy your cockroaches. Just accept it. It’s not helping your situation. It’s nasty. No more skipping meals. I feel nauseated. So? Look, it requires pain to change.
The most important meal for these people is breakfast. I don’t know who said that. I thought it was some wise deal or something, something that Midwestern people on the farm. The most important meal of the day is breakfast.
So, blood sugar people, listen up. Your ideal meal is protein dominant, right in fatty acids, low on simple sugars. Egg, salmon, chicken, vegetables, even high quality protein shakes with an emphasis on the high quality protein. You are to avoid juices and sweets. Too much sugar. “But it makes my Clear Vite taste so much better.” Oh well.
I was proud of Danielle. Danielle had it with water today. I was like, “Go, girl!” I can get it down, right? It’s not like a slurpy. Just get it down, right?
Snacks are an absolute must. Snacks cannot be like a fruit. I had a banana. I had an apple. No apples, right? You’re better off having a snack like an organic chicken link like sausage, which is good, by the way. I highly recommend it. Whole Foods. We’re probably going to take a field trip there someday.
Why not fruits as a snack?
Because it’s too much sugar for these people with blood sugar issues.
Apples are the worst?
Alright. If you guys want the PowerPoint, talk to someone on the staff, and we can e-mail it to you tonight because I plan ahead.
Best meals are lean meats, vegetables, beans. So, let’s paint some pictures because I know I’m hungry. Chicken fajitas, lots of peppers, onions, chicken, beans, non-refried beans, and if you have those tortillas that she has that are made out of brown rice, that’s good. I should get a kickback. Legumes are beans.
Do you see potatoes on that list?
Do you see chips on that list?
Rice? No. Brown rice, but I’m kind of Asian. Brown rice is like I stepped on the Bible or something. It’s just not right. How can a billion people be wrong, right? S
So, this is, in many ways, more strict than the way you guys are eating now, well, not now but tomorrow because in many ways, your carbs are massively reduced. Have you guys ever heard of the zone diet? Something like that, but lean meat, 20%, vegetables, 80%. Are you with me? Not the other way around.
So, when you go to Pinnacle Peak and get a nice big, old Cowgirl Steak, notice how I said Cowgirl, not Cowboy, because the Cowboy Steak’s too big for everybody in this room.
I have no idea what you’re talking about.
Does anyone know what Pinnacle Peak is?
Where is this?
There aren’t a lot of Asians in there.
Yeah, let’s send him back. We’ll give you back.
Send him with that nice tie.
I’m never taking you to these nice, special places. Tell my wife.
Alright. So, you have to monitor how you feel. If you eat, you are fatigued or crave sweets afterwards, then you have consumed too many calories, and your body has surged insulin to compensate for that. So, when get that surge of insulin, you’re like, “I need something sweet.”
Everyone’s level’s different. That’s pretty strong. So, you have to learn your amounts. That’s very important. How are we doing on time, by the way? My soap box time off? Yeah, we’re almost done.
You have to also have to identify your food sensitivities and your tolerances. Now, this is important. I’m going to spend some time on this. Many of you want a kit, and we have a kit tonight that tests for the top four food sensitivities. What are they? Eggs, berry, gluten, and soy. If you consume those, and you are sensitive to those things, your body will produce, will have an immune response to it.
Well, you also have food tolerations and sensitivities that are not measure the same way. For example, with MSG, some people really react to MSG. Well, there are other things in this world that will do the same thing. For example, corn. Some people tomatoes. Some people eggplants. We’re going to talk more about this next week, but I really advise that when you do this it, if everything comes back negative it’s not like a stamp to say, “Bring it all on. I can do it, and there’s no issue with it.” No, these are the top four that people have significant issues with, but other ones exist. Sorry to burst your bubble.
So, the key goals are to remove all reasons for inflammation. When you have blood sugar problems like diabetics do, remove all reasons for your body to be inflamed. You’ve got to clean up your got. You guys already started that process. You’re almost done with that process. Help the body regulate blood sugar levels naturally. Be smart on how you eat. Minimize use of medications and side effects and dependency issues.
If we could manage our blood sugar without medication, would that be of interest to you? Absolutely. Would it be of interest to you to be on your medication, make some changes and realize you might not had to use as much medication? Would that be cool? Yeah. “Doc, guess what? Check my blood sugar or the last two weeks. I made some significant changes in my lifestyle and how I eat, and my blood sugar is really low. You think we can modify my medication?” Absolutely, you’ll be doing that.
So, we want to prevent the medication in the first place, and if you have it, we want to minimize damage. Prevent complications because you can have diabetes. People with diabetes right now, anyone can make drastic changes and have it under control.
Here’s some herbs. I’m not spend time on it because I don’t have time to, but I can e-mail it to you, some herbs and nutrients that have been shown by way of studies that help with diabetes. Here’s more. There’s a ton of stuff out there for diabetes.
So, in closing, diabetes is very close to my heart. I remember at a young age when my grandmother come from Minnesota to visit my family. She would, in the morning, have to pinch her arm, and then she’d take a syringe and inject the insulin right there. I mean, I was very young. I was like a kid, and it was just kind of like no big deal. Diabetes, okay. I didn’t really know what that meant, but I wonder now. I wonder if she had this information and if we were able to achieve some lifestyle changes in my grandmother, I wonder if we’d be able to avoid the dementia that she went through and all the difficulties that she had. I’d never know.
Who do you know with diabetes? Unfortunately, I probably know people that have it that don’t know they have it. So, you guys got to think long and hard, not only about other people but also about yourself because you guys have these issues. You may not have diabetes, but I’ve seen enough paperwork, just the assessment forms, that so many of you guys have blood sugar issues.
I don’t know how much more to stress this that you guys got to get this one under control. Many of you guys have made some massive changes just in the two weeks that you’ve gone through this cleanse. The last week’s been very strict, very difficult for some of you, but man, have there been some changes in you guys. Crazy. I lost 15 pounds. In two weeks? Crazy. Ten pounds? I’m up to two times a day. From what? Every other.
So, there’s some serious things that are changing in you guys now, and that’s only after two freaking weeks. Give your body another week. Give your body another month. I’m excited for you, guys, if you’re excited to take that on.
So, thank you for your time. Next week is the last day. Next week is like the last day of the cleanse. I’m good. I’m just like excited for Friday night. I’m ready.
Topic next week is what’s next. We’re going to talk now that the fast is done, what’s next? We’re going to talk about adding foods back into your system and your menu, and we’re going to talk about the last diet. A little taste of the last diet is it’s a three-month menu of what to eat including recipes, recipes that can go deep, but it’s a three-month cookbook/shopping list. Really, it’s broken down for you, and some of you guys will do this.
If you follow this, you’re not starving yourself by any means. It will require more time to prepare your food because these are recipes. You’ve got to cook the food, you know? I mean like meatloaf, which some people aren’t excited about. This one’s really healthy and good, or beef and cabbage and stuffed chicken and good stuff.
So, we’ll talk about that next time, but I thank you guys for your time. I’ll see you guys next week. Enjoy tomorrow’s breakfast as much as I wouldn’t. I’ll take questions. You guys, feel free to go.
You ate all her food. She didn’t get any.
Yeah. I was like, I came out asking for a hamburger.
So, traditional medical model treatment approach, unfortunately, is medication, and their primarily goal is to lower your blood sugar. Remember the analogy that we used for the house on fire? The primary goal of the primary department is to put out the fire, and I will use any and all tools, means to get that job done.
You have diabetes. You have an inflammatory process. Your blood sugar is so high. I’m going to do everything I can to get that under control, which they do, but once the fire is out, who do you call to rebuild the house? Do you use the hoses and the axes to rebuild the house? No. It requires a different mindset.
That analogy works really well with diabetes. Unfortunately, what they do is they say, “Okay, here have this medication for the rest of your life. We’re going to monitor your blood sugar. We’re going to have to make some additions, subtractions. We’ll keep it monitored. Stay on the medication. Don’t miss it. Don’t miss your medications. By the way, go out and change. Make sure you’re not eating these,” as opposed to, “Look, you’re going to have to change your lifestyle massively.”
The whole, “by the way” kind of thing is really that 80% to 90% of importance. Medication should be when things get out of control. If you’re monitoring, go ahead and use that medication. Keep it at bay. Unfortunately, it’s flip-flopped, and unfortunately, it’s because our nation wants that. We want you to eat our crack and just take the medication to make it go away. That’s our medication. That’s the way we are. That’s the way we’re trained. I mean, how many commercials have you seen of people happy, jumping through fields of lilies for a drug? You have no idea what it does or what it’s for, but they look happy. You want to be happy, too.
Some side effects maybe that you want to crap yourself after taking this medication.
Yeah. We have this one doctor who was making a joke about a medication, and I can’t remember the drug. We were, “If you’re a man and you experience an erection for four hours, please call your doctor.” I mean, if I experience an erection for four hours, I’m not calling my doctor.
So, let’s change gears. Let’s talk drugs. This is my least favorite subject in all of school. I just slept through that class. I could not develop the interest. First of all, realize this. If your goal is to reduce blood sugar, medical doctors are very good with physiology. They know how pathways work.
If you look at every single pathway that you have in your body as it pertains to sugar, and lowering sugar, they’ll look to control one little enzyme or set down something or make something reaction. So, these seven methods are all different pathways or categories of how we control your blood sugar or how your body controls blood sugar.
So, with drugs, they will increase insulin secretion from beta cells. Your beta cells in your pancreas produce insulin. So, they will give you a drug that will boost that because insulin is what reduces blood sugar by taking it into your cells or producing glycogen or fat, even.
They also give you a drug to inhibit or stop carbohydrate digestion. In other words, from the moment you put the food in your mouth, what your body decides to break and use as sugar, let’s control that just like if you don’t want to be fat, don’t consume fat. So, we’ll give you something that will bind with the fat so that I won’t even be absorbed by the body.
They also give you a drug that will delay the ingestion of carbohydrates. They’ll give you drugs that will decrease the liver sugar output. Remember, if you’re on a bicycle and you’re going for how many miles and your body’s out of glucose, let’s break down some glycogen. Well, it will decrease the liver’s ability to do that.
There are some drugs that will the increase insulin-dependent glucose use in muscles. In other words, muscles, let’s make sure you’re using more glucose. There are some drugs that will increase your tissue’s sensitivity to insulin. In other words, it will just make it use it better or faster. Then, there’s obviously, we’ll just change the dosage and the insulin in your body.
That’s how they get it done. Those will fall into these categories of drug. So, if you have diabetes or know someone who has diabetes, don’t be surprised if they’re in two or three or four different families of medications to achieve those different processes. Don’t try pronouncing them, but each one will have different drugs in them. These are the families, again, with the goal of what we just talked about.
Who wants to play a game? You guys can all be one team. Let’s play the common sense game, shall we? Question number one: What do you think happens to the beta cells when you force your beta cells to produce more and more insulin by way of drugs?
Beta cells get exhausted. What do beta cells do? Produce insulin found in the pancreas. Here’s a bonus question: If they get exhausted, what then can happen? They get exhausted, burnt out, and they shut down, which is called diabetes.
We’re killing ourselves.
We’re killing ourselves with the medication that they’re using to put out the fire. Well, they’re focused on reducing blood sugar, right? I get that, but just realize that to manage it is a whole other level. It’s common sense, though, right? I mean, you guys are not doctors, right?
What do you think happens when you force the pancreas to release more and more insulin, not just to produce more but to release what it has? It becomes dependent upon that. It becomes resistant to doing it on its own. Make sense?
What do you think happens when you inhibit your digestive system’s ability to break down the food that you’re consuming? No energy. Even worse than that, if you tell your system to stop working, it does. Doesn’t that sound silly to you?
If you did that for a very long period of time, you wouldn’t be alive.
That’s exactly right. If you don’t use your shoulder long enough, it’s going to freeze. If you don’t exercise, your bone density’s going to go down on fat called Wolff’s Law.
What do you think happens when you force your tissues to be more sensitive to insulin? Hint, cocaine, antibiotics, painkillers. “You know what, doc? The medication doesn’t seem to be working like it was before.” “Oh, no problem. Let’s just increase the dose.” “You know, I was doing good, but I don’t think it’s doing good anymore.” Have you guys heard of antibiotic resistance to bacteria?
It requires more and more to produce the same or less effect. Increased resistance, insulin resistance. Anyone getting depressed yet?
What do you think happens when you give insulin? You gain weight, for sure. If I’m giving you insulin, you say your body will stop producing it. Well, tissues become more insulin-resistant, but you’re absolutely right. So, like in a team, if someone’s doing all the work, I’m going to go on vacation. Thanks, doc.
So, how common is common sense? It’s actually very dangerous? “Well, but it’s what my medical doctor said I need to do.” You’re absolutely right. Who here knows diabetic patients that started with one medication then to another medication of another family then to another medication of a different family, and now they’re threatening you, “Look, if things don’t change, we’re going to have to put on the insulin.” It’s like the biggest threat. Diabetics get like, “I know what this is.”
Then, when we talk with them, “Look, you’re going to have to make some lifestyle changes.” “I don’t want to give up my coffee and my donut in the morning.” Then, you want to talk about dying sooner.
I keep on my desk. Actually, it came out March 15th. So, a month ago. LA Times. I don’t read the newspaper often, but this day, I happened to. Maybe once a week. “Intensive Therapy May Hurt Diabetics”. That kind of sparked my interest. What’s this? Studies suggest that doctors may have reached the limit on what they can do. What!? I’ve got to read more.
Then I read the other point about a thing written by Dr. Denize Morton. It said, “The standard care approaches are pretty good.” Huh!? You’re kidding, right? I know what the standard approaches are. They suck. People are dying as a result of the standard approaches. They’re not pretty good. It actually says that if we try to go beyond that, it doesn’t provide any additional benefit. No joke. In fact, it makes them worse. The article even talks about how another person goes on more therapy in order to reduce their blood sugar levels or the hypertension or lipid panels. It makes them sicker or worse. Their lifestyle goes down.
So, I’m like, “I’ve got to read this whole thing here,” but the good news is always a bright side. She says, “The following show that this will reduce the cost and potential side effects of drug therapy.” It means that patients will not have to work as hard at reducing sugar and lipid and blood pressure.
Okay, first of all, I must be looking at something a little bit different here. I see the good side that now that studies support that more drugs are not better and recommending them is a bad idea, that’s going to save on costs. I got you. I’m with you.
Yes, by not having those things, those extra things, will minimize all the side effects. I agree with you, but to say that a person has to now not work as hard to lower these different things, you’re on some cocaine. Okay.
My personal opinion, I love that. Her personal opinion is that we need to put more effort and prevention. No kidding. By the way, she’s like big whoop-di-do somewhere with the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute. She says that if we prevent diabetes in the first place, we reduce risk. Once they have diabetes and risk factors, we, as doctors, are never going to be able to treat down to a level of risk as if they have never had the disease or diabetes. That is absolutely true.
In other words, work out your salvation. Look, this is a serious matter. If you don’t take care of this now before you’re full on diabetic, it’s never going to be easier. What’s scary is this happened a month ago, and this is still news. Man, we’ve got a lot of work to do.
So, just like your helping to support your adrenals, you don’t want to cut the adrenals down like, “I’m going to treat myself to a cup of Starbucks, a big one.” Caffeine is bad like cocaine.
What other kinds of things besides caffeine?
Anything that’ll stimulate you. Stimulus. There are some healthy stimulants like your styles and all that stuff, but you know. Education is vital. You guys have gone through a course, so far, of now the fourth lecture of education on these things. You guys know more about these topics even though you guys don’t really know it. You guys have just been bombarded with information that you haven’t quite absorbed, but you guys know more than some people out there. It’s not even funny.
You’re going to go to your doctor and say, “Can you tell me a little bit more about reactive hypoglycemia?” “So, how do you feel today? How can I help you?” So, hopefully, you guys will identify that you have these conditions, and you’ll take it upon yourself to dig more because this is you. No one should care more about your health than you. You’re kind of brainwashed. It’s scary.
Bring out the Amway. Let’s go. Great soap by the way. We’re not selling it.
So, let’s change here. Let’s talk about high blood sugar conditions. You see insulin resistance and diabetes. You know, before I mentioned insulin resistance. For the sake of tonight, I’m combining early insulin resistance and insulin resistance together.
So, the problem with chronic hyperglycemia, the problem with having too much blood sugar is this: If you have too much blood sugar in your system, it will oxidize into something called a free radical. Has anyone heard that term before?
Free radicals are connected, based on your memory, with what? Cancer. Anything else?
What’s that? Heart disease. Anything else? Atherosclerosis. Anything else? What about like wrinkles? Come on. Skin. Wrinkles. I’ve seen enough commercials. I’ve seen enough, my wife’s into Cosmo. They’re always fun to read. I read it for the articles.
When you look at this, it will start to cause inflammation in the body, and that will destroy body tissues. So, you want to know why diabetic patients have these problems? Because their tissue’s being destroyed by this inflammatory process. What tissues? Your eyes. What’s the number one cause of diabetes in the United States? Diabetes.
Kidneys, which can cause kidney failure. Nerves. The number one cause of neuropathy is diabetes. Skin conditions. Mucus membranes, which is in our gut and our mouth. Fetus, pregnancy stuff. Pancreas. Fat. Muscle. Liver. The vascular system. Blood sugar that’s chronically high will destroy your body in a slow and a terrible, ugly, and unhappy process.
This is why I said, the first time we met, “If you guys are okay with the concept of having diabetes and just being, ‘I’ve accepted it. It runs in my family. I’m told I’m going to have it. I’m just expecting to have it.’” Also, realize what that entails if it goes unmanaged. Okay? This is a free country. We’re blessed with free will.
So, insulin resistance. Let’s talk about this. Again, early insulin resistance, insulin resistance is also called metabolic syndrome and syndrome X. They’re all synonymous with insulin resistance. It’s something that we’re learning more and more of. There’s more research about it which is good because with more research comes more education, which means we can do something about it.
So, insulin resistance. Your cell receptor sites that will connect with the insulin, in other words, these locks which are waiting for the key to be unlocked so that the glucose can go in, they become unresponsive. This is due to many, many different physiological mechanisms. We’re not going to go through them tonight, but this can be found to be a contradicting factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, hormone metabolism disorder, obesity, and certain kinds of cancer, which are all the same kinds of things that happen as a result of diabetes. You’ll see that it makes sense.
Some symptoms include fatigue because fatigue is about energy, and energy in our body is glucose. Cravings for sugar. Inability to lose weight. Constant hunger. Fatigue after meals, and migrating aches and pains. This kind of looks like diabetes just not as bad.
The signs and all those lab results, all the things that we can measure with you are all these things. Is there a way that we can detect this? Yes, there is. Is it being checked for by our medical professionals? Not as much as really want it to.
Your baby’s not on silent. What happened? She’s saying, “Hi.”
So, elevated glucose, elevated insulin, elevated triglycerides. Looking at the ratio between cholesterol and triglycerides, you have low HDL, which is the good stuff, elevated uric acid, and increased waist-hip ratio. I’ll give you specifics on that. Elevated blood pressure and central obesity.
So, this is how this syndrome, based on the studies are being diagnosed. Clinically, this is how they’re being picked up on. If you have three of these five, you have syndrome X. Your abdominal obesity, your circumference. For men, it’s 40 inches. For women, it’s 35 inches. I know it’s not fair. Men get more leeway than women.
Fasting glucose greater than or equal to 110 and less than 126. Blood pressure greater than or equal to 130/80. Triglycerides greater than or equal to 150. These numbers don’t really make sense to you guys unless you’ve had a blood works done. Even then, all your doctor typically looks at is the column that’s bolded, high, low.
HDL cholesterol, men, under 40. For women, 50. So, if you have three of these, you have insulin resistance based on the studies being done. Who says they might have this problem?
What’s the HDL got to do with that one?
Your ability to deal to with fat. It’s HDL. LDL transport the cholesterol in a wide response. You’ll see a lot of fat panels when we look at blood sugar.
So, the treatment for insulin resistance. Well, unfortunately, the treatment and medical models are lacking because it’s like most people don’t even know about it, but they will technical say, “Well, based on this, you’re a borderline diabetic. I suggest you make some lifestyle changes. Watch the sugars. Don’t eat the sugars. Don’t eat bananas. Lose some weight and exercise,” rather than, “You’re going to die. Can you hear me now?”
So, they need to get in your face and have a serious heart to heart conversation with you about this situation because otherwise, you are going to part of the diabetic population. One out of four, really? How do we deal with it functionally? Hold that thought. We’re going to talk about it when we get to diabetes. Same answer.
So, diabetes type II. It’s diagnosed by having two consecutive fasting blood sugar tests that are elevated with the references that you read, over 108, over 100. Depending on the people that you talk about to, they use 108, even 100. Having two of those consecutively, you have diabetes. Does that mean you’re doomed to death? No because there are different levels and variation. Symptoms are similar to insulin resistance, just worse.
Causes. Well, there’s a genetic predisposition which can completely be kept at bay by leading a healthy, happy lifestyle. Having insulin resistance and secondary to other illnesses or medication.
Here are some risk factors. Take a look at them. Older than 45. You’re like, “Okay, check.” Obesity. Check. Family history of diabetes. DM, diabetes mellitus. That’s the kind diabetes we’re talking about. There are different types of diabetes. We’re talking about diabetes mellitus. If you’re Hispanic, native American, African-American, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, any correlation thereof, you’re at risk. That’s pretty much everyone in the room except those two guys.
So, that song that I know called “Kill White” worked. Give me the five-minute warning so that Michael and I can leave early.
You’re right. It’s not often that my wife is a minority in the room.
History of chronic glucose tolerance issues, hypertensions, lipid problems known as not enough high density and too much of the triglycerides. That’s a lot of triglycerides, over 250, and a history of gestational diabetes. In other words, when you’re pregnant, you have diabetic issues, or if you have a baby that was over 9 pounds. I was 10 pounds.
That’s why my mom has back problems.
Okay, once I found out what a C-section. I had no idea because I was just a small thing. Once I found out, I was like, “Mom, sorry. I had no idea what I was a C-section.” What she went through was just. Ow.
This is what we don’t like, lipogenesis. Lipo means fat. Genesis means creation of. So, creation of fat. For those of you who are looking to lose weight and if you have extra weight, a good thing that helps you mentally rather than saying “I’m fat” is to mentally start telling yourself and understanding that you have extra energy that you are able to burn. The mindset is powerful when this comes to weight loss and this issue.
So, here’s some labs that we use to evaluate blood sugar condition. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, if I counted right. Diabetics typically will have their blood sugar checked by finger every morning or numerous times during the day depending on how aggressive their situation is, and what are they measuring? Blood sugar, not fasting. When you have a blood panel on you, you have to be fasting for at least 12 hours, but we need at least 10. We typically find someone that will cheat a little bit.
Triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL, LDH, sodium, potassium are all things that we look at. This last one, the diabetics, hopefully you have heard of this before, hemoglobin A1c. That is a part of your red blood cell that binds to glucose in your blood. This is a better indicator of how your body has been doing with its blood sugar levels over a long period of time. Glucose depends upon whether you ate or not. This one does not. This gives us a picture of how you’ve done for the past number of months. So, people are starting to use this more often. Unfortunately, it’s still not a typical thing when they’re diagnosing blood sugar. It’s unfortunate.
Let’s talk about some specific conditions. If you think of blood sugar conditions, there’s two families. The family on the left is the low blood family while the right is the high blood sugar family. Well, you see two that red. These are the only two that really exist in the world of your true medical model. That’s a problem because here, guess what? It’s too late. In other words, you’ve got to minimize the damage.
Hypoglycemia, you’ll see it tonight that their definition of hypoglycemia is kind twisted. So, we’re going to talk more than the minimum. Let’s get into it.
So, hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia, by definition, means hunger or less or not enough or underproduction. Glycemia is, emia is blood and gly is the sugar. So, low sugar in the blood. You guys are learning Latin tonight. In this day and age, by diagnosis it’s very rare to be labeled with this diagnosis based on the standards that are being used today. Let me explain why.
When you do a fasting blood glucose test on you, in order for you to be officially diagnosed with hypoglycemia, you have to be below the pathologic range. You guys remember the pathologic curve? Remember the functional range? Remember the pathologic range? So, you have to be below the pathologic range.
Now, our functional range when we evaluate you guys is between 85 to 100. Most laboratories, their pathologic range will be below 60. The most popular lab in the United States uses 45. That’s really low. So, you would have significant hypoglycemia symptoms way before you even hit that number, and by that time, you’ve got some other significant issues going on. I mean, if you’re that point, you get up and faint. So, that’s not really a very usable definition by our standards, but it’s still the definition standard of hypoglycemia is to have a fasting blood sugar below that pathologic range. Not good enough for us.
So, what are some causes of hypoglycemia? Well, no eating, abnormal cortisol levels from hypoadrenemia. In other words, your adrenal glands are not producing effectively. Remember, we talked about the association between those two things? Hypothyroidism is also another cause. Drug side effects. If you’re taking drugs, you’ve got to look at side effects and tumors, all different kinds, especially if they’re related to thyroid.
Here’s some symptoms. Symptoms are things that you feel. So, fatigue in the afternoon, mental confusion without meals, lethargy, headaches, blurred vision, and sleep challenges. Some of you are like, “I could probably see that with myself.” You’ll feel these before you get to that 45 level of glucose. You’ll feel these things.
So, the typical treatment. Well, based on laboratory results, if you have hypoglycemia, you need to eat better. Okay. What do I have? You’re going to be blown away by this phrase that you have been labeled with, and everything after that, you’re kind of like, “Huh?” Then, they’re already out of the room for the next patient. That’s not uncommon, right?
So, the problem is that even if they say, “Let’s eat properly now,” other factors have been ignore like the adrenals, for example. You have to address the adrenal relationship. They also fail to stress the important of controlling the issue. Have some snacks. Have frequent, small meals. Make sure you have protein with every meal.” Very general, brief kind of recommendations, no, “Okay, you don’t realize. This is life-threatening. If you don’t get this thing under control, your body’s going to be screwed up for a very long time.”
If your doctor spoke to you on that level, you might kind of listen. “What? What? Huh?” Right? So, it’s vital that you are educated on how to properly eat when you have this condition. Guess what? You guys, starting tomorrow, will be eating the more appropriate way to manage this kind of thing.
So, the other problem, medical doctors, when you look at their training in terms of nutrition, very low. I have a very good friend who is a registered dietitian, and she told me a number of different experiences that she’s had with her medical doctors that scare here because they’re barking orders at her when what they’re saying is really contraindicated for a person’s condition. So, she has to tell the doctor because you can’t in front of a patient. They’ll just freak out, but they just have no clue. That’s kind of how they are with back pain.
Let’s talk about reactive hypoglycemia. Reactive hypoglycemia is that area that you’re not full on diagnosed with hypoglycemia. Reactive hypoglycemia is reactive. In other words, you have hypoglycemia as a reaction to something else. What is that something else? Eating. When you’re eating, your body changes. That’s an indication. So, a decrease in blood sugar within 2 to 5 hours after you meal, and this is due to abnormal fluctuations in the insulin and the cortisol. I have this.
Now, things to know about this. Diets high in simple sugars in conjunction with missing meals is the recipe for destruction. Isn’t that some recipe for destruction?
Sounds like an AC/DC song.
Maybe Guns N Roses when I had my long hair.
So, this is crucial that you guys get this. You guys got to get this. This is an early stage of insulin resistance. If this is not controlled, you’ll go down the path of diabetes. If you guys don’t realize how serious diabetes is, I encourage you to go online. Do a Google search for diabetes, and go to image. You know what I’m talking about on top? Click “Images”, and take a look at some of the pictures of what diabetes can do. Read some of the blogs of people with diabetes.
So, a typical profile for a person with hypoglycemia is that they miss meals. They eat foods high in sugar, sweets, carbs. They depend upon caffeine. They crash in the afternoon due to a lack of energy. Does this sound true to anyone yet? They crave sweets and salt all day like, “Didn’t I just see you with a back of Doritos chips and now you’re eating a Snickers bar?” It’s like they’ve got this, “I need to have my sweet, my salt, or the other.” They have a hard time waking up in the morning and a hard time sleeping through the night. Sound familiar? Yeah.
Anybody need tissues for crying? No.
Well, this is the other dangerous part for this condition. There is no lab. This is not something that’s getting tested or screened for. This is not something that you read about in the newspaper. The awareness of this level of this condition is squat. So, if labs don’t show it, then there’s going to be no treatment offered by a medical doctor. There’s no pamphlet he’s going to give you. He’s not even going to recommend that you’re going to change your eating habits. He won’t even know. Ignorance is not bliss in this scenario.
So, how do we deal with it? I mean, I’ve got it. I tell myself I still have it because I want to maintain a certain way that I eat, but the way that we look at you when we do blood work on you is we look at two specific things in this case. We look at glucose if it’s less than 85. In other words, between the 85 mark and the pathologic range, you’re in the reactive hypoglycemia. It’s not a full on hypoglycemia, but you’ve got the reactive portion of it, and/or an HDL that’s less than 140. So, we can pick up on it before it actually hits you.
Management. Well, guess what? It’s back to changing eating habits again. You guys are going to say, “Over and over and over again.” Change your eating habits, you’ve got to. Eating breakfast even if you feel nauseated. If you look at that, and you’re like, “I’m going to hurl,” get it down. Even if at first it’s a little bit at a time, you have to reprogram your body’s hormones so that you don’t get that nauseated feeling. That nauseated feeling is related to your adrenals. You have to reprogram your body. As my father would say, “Develop an interest.” You have to deal with the adrenal issues. You have to, have to, have to and avoid adrenal stimulus.
Okay, Let’s go for it. Home stretch. So, how bad has it really been? This last week is tough. As I told you, I’m so looking forward to tomorrow’s breakfast. So, to tell you guys, I’ve actually no problem with this. I’ve enjoyed this, this process. Yeah, I’m ready for some products of the animals.
So, how are you guys feeling? I know some of you guys have had a lot of digestive issues going on as a result of this detoxification phase, and that is to be expected. Your body’s probably getting more fire in this last week than in the last two months, a lot of fire. So, it’s not uncommon to have that.
Who, here, thinks that now they could actually survive on a vegetarian lifestyle? I don’t prefer to either, but I feel I have to. Yes. You found out that chicken wasn’t organically fed and how bad that really was, or cow meat, beef, was really bad unless it was prepared or grown or grazed naturally through the fields rather than pumped full of hormones rather than these other things. If you really found how bad that stuff was, which we’re not going to talk about.
So, does anyone want to share an experience so far? We’re two weeks into it. I mean, you guys have survived the most difficult part of the entire process so next week is going to be easy. What’s that? No, it gets easier from here now. It gets easier. Anyone want to share anything? Experiences? How they’ve done, results they’ve tracked?
I’m wearing my tester. Anyone have a pair of pants that they… Test belt. Yeah, test belt. Test pants. We all have an outfit that like, “Man, uh oh. I’m growing out of it. I’d rather watch myself.” I heard women have certain pairs of jeans. I’m not sure if that’s true or not, but I’m assuming that’s true. Does anyone have any experiences they want to share?
I’ll share. I had some high blood pressure so I’m on real life medication, but I wish I had taken my blood pressure before I started this. I didn’t think about it.
I wouldn’t suspect too much of a change within two weeks because that’s one of the things that changes more slowly, but if you were to compare it in a month. Cholesterol’s usually a month. Yeah, your cholesterol’s going down. Anything else? Yes?
I’ve been going through several medical issues, and my sister’s with me a lot. A lot of times she’s eating lunch with us or dinner with us, and she told me when she tests in the morning, her blood sugar is good. That was from the lentil stew and the stewed veggies.
Yeah. Where are my diabetics here? Okay. So, tonight’s for you, guys, but really for everyone else because you guys already know you have diabetes. Tonight’s all about blood sugar.
So, studies indicate that diabetes will bankrupt the nation’s health care system. A study in 2004 said one out of four Americans have diabetes. That’s a lot. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, amputation, and neuropathy. How many are in the room? There are 27 in the room so you do the math, Matt.
That’s a lot of cases, seven people, and how many raised their hands?
So, five of you don’t know that you have diabetes right now based on that statistic, and I know it’s not me so you guys are in trouble.
Neuropathy is a nerve problem. Diabetic neuropathy is something that your nerve endings start to die to the point where you don’t even feel the bottom of your foot. In which case, when you would step on a rock in your shoe, normally you take it out, but if you don’t feel it, you just keep walking on it. That just starts tearing the flesh. Your muscles can’t even win so at that point, it just starts eating away at the flesh to the point where because you have the diabetic neuropathy, the tissue doesn’t heal because you don’t have nerve innervation to that tissue. Your immune system won’t respond the same way. It won’t grow.
In fact, they’ve done studies where they take a rat, poor rat, where they will pinch a nerve going down one side of the body and slice that arm and slice the arm on the other side. Then they’ll see a massive difference in the healing of the sides. So, nerve problem’s bad.
So, why do we have this huge problem? Well, unfortunately it’s out diet, high saturated fat at that and lots of refined sugars. So, unfortunately, the term diet, food, it’s a lot. Unfortunately, it’s what has to change.
Does anyone know any diabetics that have neuropathies? It’s not pretty. So, why is blood sugar so important? Well, any imbalances in your blood sugar will disrupt what different physiologic pathways? Every single pathologic pathway is affected by blood sugar issues. Why is that?
When you have an increase in your oxidative stress. We’ll get into that. I try not too technical, but at the same time, I need to get a little technical so that you guys realize the impact of what we’re doing here. So, if I lose you, let me know or give me a glazed over look, and I’ll try to back up.
We need glucose because it’s our energy. We need this energy for our brain to function and for muscles to work. Any bodily function needs glucose. Glucose is how we get that energy. Does anybody remember the Krebs cycle from school? You guys memorize this funky little thing that didn’t make any sense to you whatsoever on your physiology test, but you needed to memorize it just to pass? No. That’s right. Short term memory, right? Your brain is trying to memorize it the night before.
So, unfortunately, I have to go over some terms and definitions, but I try to keep it simple.
I believe it’s nine ATP produced by one cycle.
Oh, stop it. So, insulin. Everyone’s heard of insulin before. Insulin is good or bad? Depends. So, it’s a hormone secreted by the pancreas. The pancreas is that organ that’s deep down right here, and it stimulates the uptake of glucose in the cells. In other words, it’s the key that unlocks the cell to allow glucose to go through the door just like magnesium is the key that unlocks the bone cell to get calcium in the door, but insulin is a hormone, and it promotes glycogen production.
Glycogen production is really a type of storage. It’s a form of glucose being stored in your muscle. In other words, when you don’t need all the glucose, insulin will say, “Well, we’ve got enough glucose in the body. Let’s store it somewhere.” So, it will store it a couple of different ways.
One, it’s going to store it in the muscle tissue, which is good. That’s why you see marathon runners or documentary on Tour de France athletes and what their meals look like a couple of days before they race. I’m talking about massive amounts of pasta. I don’t want to get you guys hungry, but these guys were just sucking down constantly. That’s because it’s stored in their muscle tissue to be used and broken down into glucose when they need it.
The other place where insulin will decide to store glucose is the thing that we don’t like. Fat. So, glucose will be stored in different ways. One is in a good storage system, in the muscle, and the other one is fat. We’ll talk more about that in a second. Insulin, if you can’t make more insulin, in other words, your body is unable to produce insulin, you now have a condition called diabetes. Diabetes type II we’ll talk about. Type I I’m not going to talk about much.
Type I is you probably have a problem from youth. Maybe a virus itself caused some kind of autoimmune condition or your body started attacking the cells that produce insulin. We’re not going to talk about that tonight. We’re going to talk about the type II tonight.
The problem with the type II is that your cells become desensitized to insulin, and this is why someone says, specifically a doctor, says to you, “You’ve got borderline diabetes. Make some changes.” Unfortunately, our population has become desensitized to “borderline” diabetes. What’s that really mean? It has no impact in my life. It doesn’t strike fear in my soul when you say “borderline” diabetes. In fact, it means I don’t have to make much changes at all. It’s no big deal. I don’t have it. I’m good. Right?
That’s not the case. It’s actually a pretty ugly situation. So, insulin resistance is when you have problems with your blood sugar, but you don’t have full on diabetes yet. We’re going to talk more about this. I’m just going to give you guys a little taste before we get a little deeper on some things because some of you have a certain syndrome X. Some of you have insulin resistance.
Medication, unfortunately, is how you are managed as a diabetic. That is the traditional medical model today. Medication. In fact, the first thing we do is go into medication tonight, but you’re like, “We don’t have diabetes. Why do we need to go into medication?” It’s because you need to go into the process with which when you get diabetes, for the five of you that don’t know yet, god forbid, it’s helpful if you understand the processes.
Cortisol. Does that sound familiar? Cortisol comes from where? Yes. It’s the stress hormone associated with the adrenal glands, and, in many ways, cortisol works not opposite but different than insulin. Insulin takes your glucose and takes it into a cell, right? Cortisol tells the body, “I need more glucose.” So, when you’re stressed out, when you’re about to fight this lion that’s about to consume you, your body gets stressed out. It gets a signal sent out, “I need more energy. Produce more glucose because I’m about to run or about to have this fight with this lion.”
So, the body’s like, “I need energy.” So, cortisol because of that stress response, will tell your body to produce more glucose, break it down. This is why adrenal problem such as what we’ve talked about in the past are so important to diagnose and manage if you have any level of blood sugar problem. If you ignore your adrenal glands, as a diabetic, as an insulin-resistant person, as a hyperglycemic, you will not have success managing your blood sugar.
So, are you saying, Dr. Don, that if my doctor’s not managing my adrenal, I will never have my diabetes under control? Yes. That’s exactly what I’m saying. Does it happen? All day long.
Glycogen. Glycogen is that form that we talked about with glucose that’s stored in muscle and liver. We already talked about if you eat, liver tissues will absorb that glucose and store the extra glucose there as glycogen. Glycogen is that form of glucose. We don’t need to talk about those other terms.
So what’s the liver role in weightless? Well it lays a major roles in carbohydrates metabolism and has a relationship with insulin and blood sugar so we want to look after our lover. Like I was just mentioning before it stores and releases glucose and it produces it. When our liver metabolises sugar and carbohydrates it stores some of it in the liver as that glycogen that later uses energy when we are not actual eating and it also the stores the excess as fat cells. Thanks liver, its doing its job thorough because it has to put the excess sugar somewhere.
The liver can also break down those proteins and fats when out body needs more glucose which is why it’s often when you’re losing weight, cutting back a little bit on food is good. It gives your body a chance to break down some of the fat stores for use as energy. So an overloaded liver = lack of blood sugar control = weight gain = cravings = fatigue. Some of these things that we’re actually eliminating from our diet are actually major contributors to both wright gain and for cravings. Getting the sugar out of our diet is really a big healing factor in bringing all of these things under control. It’s very easy even when we eat a clean diet to stray a little bit and think ok I can have a little bit of natural sugars and ten all of a sudden a little bit of natural sugars might turn into an everyday affair , I often see that happen so not a good thing .
We often think moderation means every day but moderation might mean once per week or once every couple of weeks. Our liver also helps to balance key weight loss hormones such as our estrogenic, cortisol and insulin. Cortisol is very imprint as we were staying before it’s our stress hormone and when we are triggering that off and that does get triggered but diet factors also lifestyle ,that actually pushes our blood sugar level up , that actually promotes the release of insulin and when we are trying to lose weight , when we want to lose weight and keep a health y weight keeping our blood sugar normalise without those big peaks and trust is really the key objekjctoove . He liver helps to do that and during this detox were trying to take hold of all of those stress factors off the liver. We are helping it with the milk thistly, we are drinking lots of water to help eliminate those toxins and bit his need of the week you should be really feeling a lot more refreshed. Another thing this the liver helps to do is to balance nor transmitters serotonin and dopamine.
These hormones are involved in our sleep , appetite and mood and you’ve probably heard of them before , particularly serotonin and its relationship to mood but the liver ad digestive tract are actually involved in making serotonin and making it and breaking it down . So when the liver is actually overloaded it cane actually do this properly. Things like binging can actually be related to serotonin and deletion. One of the reasons why we reach for cookies , muffins , chocolates and maybe the sweets is because it helps to temporarily raise those esartonane levels and you probably heard already about that somewhere in relation to chocolate that it helps to boost your serotonin levels and that’s because it does momentarily . Believe it or nor serotonin also influences our body image and our perception of ourselves so when we have toes lows serotonin levels it quails that which we look in the mirror we see an image that we don’t like .
Those low serotonin levels can often lead to night eating or binging as well. It’s really interesting that these organs are actually involved in some of the really important processes that are occurring in our lives and our connection with food is also tired up n that as well. I find that it really helps me to learn more and more about the stuff and the reasons behind why I want to take care of myself , not just the for the fact for I will do a quick detox for a quick fix to lose weight but more to learn about things and process on how I can look after my body in the long term.
A detox such as this is something you can do vey season. You might think ok it’s a new season , it’s time for a 7 day detox just to really refocus and realign yourself with that cleaning style , bring your body back into focus , bring you mind back into focus because been in that three month periods as you’re going through and that season we can stray away perhaps an ideal our we might even be trying to take on a new goal . This 7 day detox is something that you might try to bring into your life on a regular basis and do every season for one week and you actually find that you would have ajar health benefits from doing so.
Caroline just said “This is so for me , I really eat really clean for months and then I have a week where I binge and I put on three kilos, usually at that time of the month ” . Interesting thing for women, that’s true that time of the month can be during your period. Try and increase magenrsusum as well during that time because we can fete be depleted in magnesium m a little bit , getting little bit more out door expense helps to boost serotonin levels during that time of the month . I guess having a little bit of a loan around that time of the month is good. Maybe you can get into making your own chocolate and keeping a tighter regime around a meal plan also helps so you don’t steer of the beat and path during that time or use a 7 day detox and see how that foes.
Before we get into our last topic of mindful eating verses mindless eating has anyone has any questions or anything else before we move on? I find the digestive tract and the liver as such amassing things, they are doing their stuff all day long. I hope you agave learnt a few extra little things about the reasons why we would want to be including these things into our routine regularly. .
Mindful eating versus mindless eating, are you a mindless eater? Do you sit in front of the television while you eat? Or maybe in front of the computer or so you want on the run? I would be interested to know because often I think we don’t have some mindless eating habits. We often are not fully conscious of the food that’s going into our mouths and we aren’t really engaging with the experience. Karen just shared that boot camp helped me a bit with curving my mindless easting. For those of you on the webinar who don’t know what the boot camp is I run a Best You boot camp, it’s a weight loss not camp and Karen and many are, Karen just finished the boot camp, she is now an ongoing member of my community and Mandy is just mid-way through her boot camp and she’s doing a fantastic job. She is going the detox to boost her efforts which is fantastic. It’s great to know that the boot camp has really helped to curve your madness easting and every week in the boot camp we get together for webinars like this about dffereerent topics and keep learning about out health and it really helps us to keep focus and working on these stuff.
Veronica shares that she sits in front of the TV but she does eat very slowly which is good. I:’ve got a bit of a challenge for you as ell this week as you move forward to include what your 7 days detox is to practise a bit of mindful eating. So the challenge is to stop what you are doing when you eat, stop doing anything when you want. Actually sit down at the table or sometimes I like to just sit outside on the balcony and the fresh air if it’s a beautiful day but don’t so anything else , don’t etch TV , don’t try and read a book don’t try and answer emails , don’t do anything like that . Just sit down somewhere and before you start eating look at the food and notice its colours and its textures and then smell the aromas. Be grateful for the food that you are about to eat because we often take that for granted and we are actually blessed to love in parts of the world where we have access to such wonderful abundance of good food.
So just practise a little bit of gratitude. No Veronica no multitasking during this mindful eating practise. So I challenge you to do this for the rest of the week while you are on it. Take that time to just really focus on your food because it helps to connect our brain and our stomach and everything else that’s going. It give vest us that conscious connection. So you want to sit down, take a few moments ton notice the food and notice its colours and textures, smell the aromas , practise a bit of gratitude so just say in your mind I’m so grateful for this food because we are very lucky to live in parts of the world where we can eat good food.
After you have done that , water you have taken those few moments then start eating your foods slowly and be conscious of the flavours and the textured son your tongue and in your mouth . Chew your food thoroughly, something we dint tend to do when we are e mindless eating. Chew your food thoroughly and notice your feelings and thoughts about the process. Really engage in that process of mindful eating. I would l love to see what that works for you , the mindful eating stuff because it think it really makes a big difference n how we feel about food and becoming conscious of what’s going in our mouths .
After time when we eat junk foods or if we might go for those junk foods awe are less incline to eat them because we are more aware of what’s going on in our taste buds, what the reaction of out body might actually be . We tend not engage in that’s so much which is quite an interesting thing. That’s an extra challenge this week is to engage in that mindful practise and see how you go.
That all I have got for you guys today. I just wanted to say thanks for joining me and t it’s just good to knot hat either is people in this together doing this detox challenge and getting yourself healthy and on track. What I would like to keno before you go is what made you decide to do the detox challenge, are you looking for extra weight loss results? Or did just want to freshen up a bit? Or what was your incentive?
By the way if you can keep the detox going till after next week at the same time I’m actually going to have a second webinar for you guys to come along too. I will be sending out an email about that but there is also the link. I will actually be sending out an email about next week’s webinar which is going to be on Monday the 9th of September in the US. US central 7 pm eastern 8 pm and Australia Tuesday the 10th at 10 am. It will be the same time next week for another free webinar and there’s the date there, it would be the same time next week… I just want to be able to check in to see how you are all going and top give you guys an opportunity to be able to tell us how you went during the week and that sort of surf.
Thanks for sharing. Hello Gus , nice to see you here, Gus joined in for sugar control and weightless and Aneece joined in because she said she needs the help and I think Caroline she just having a binge week and feeling yuck . “I saw the post on Facebook and thought it would be good to give it a go”. that’s fantastic and I just really appreciate you taking the time out to come along to the webinar because we did a have lot of people sign up for it but I always see the action takers by the people who actually turn up for these things . Thanks for joining me and I hope you will join me again next week and we will cover a few extra topics.
We might talk about a bit more weightless stuff and check in with each other. Have a great week. Please come in and share over on the blog. I will be posting my menu plans with pictures and recipes every single day so you can always leave your comments on the blog or comment and have a…
Your challenge really so too stick to this for the entire 7 days minimum because that can be a challenge for some of us but it sounds like everyone is going pretty well here. Even though we have set the day of 7 days you can really keep on going on with this for as long as you can and you will just see more and more benefits. Maybe you want to include a few additional things after the 7 days but if you can keep it going on little longer then good for you .
Mandy just ask before I go through this pulling it together would recommend taking these supplement when still on the detox only and the answer is no. You can continue to take these one there. With the milk thistle take it until the box is empty. You don’t wan t to continue taking milk thistle all the time but vitamins , magnesium and pro biotic are three important , calcium and magnesium and minerals and pro biotic are for our gut . There are three important things that we need to include on regular basis anyway so you can continue to take those.
Putting it all together, I did post this on the blog too so you can go and check this out if you haven’t already. You want to have your body tonic drink in the morning which is the lemon and apple cider vinegar drink. We’ve already talked about that. Fill up your water bottles with fresh food and water and add your vitamin C magnesium powered. Your job is to get through that water every single day and for breakfast and example might be to have some spinach and tomatoes egg muffins and then you take you milk thistle supplement and then you would have a mid-morning snack perhaps carrot sticks and a a tablespoon of not butter. For lunch you may have a Nori sandwich tuna wrap , something I ‘m having today and take a an extra dose of vitamin C just to support those adrenaline glands and that detox process. Have an afternoon tea with the veggie sticks and the guacamole or even dip them into your pesto’s its delicious and for dinner you might have a beef coconut curry which is absolutely delicious . I put the recipe on the blog already, it’s got all friendly ingredients when it comes to the detox and then take your pro biotic as recommended on the label.
Great Caroline you made it Sunday night. It’s so good to see that you’re using the recipes, they are super simple to make as well. I like to keep things really simple and achievable for everyone and then at night take your extra magnesium just to help relax your body. The rules are pretty simple .You have already started most of you so you already know what’s going on so that’s great. A few other tips is to try and get some exercise in daily , even just a walk , a 20 or 30 minute walk if that’s all you can achieve just to help that elimination process . Skin brushing helps with that too which is an interesting technique , the dry skin brushing technique or even an exfoliator .Do it on the dry skin to help remove the dry skin cells so that your body can eliminate though your sweat glands more because remember that our skin is a big organ so during a detox process we want to boost those eliminations half way .
We’ve got the elevation process which are obviously digestive systems, our breath and though out skin. So skin brushing can help that and then when you go for your exercise daily get those sweat glands working a little bit better. Hot baths are also great , so you might have an Epsom salt bath just to promote that sweating and that detox process and you also want to be trying to get some rest and relaxation too so you don’t want to be over doing it . Again just stick to the program. It sounds like you all are going great so far but just stick to the program. That’s the challenge. Take care of you as the highest priority.
Its really great isn’t it know that you know that other people are doing it makes it a little bit easier as well to find that motivation in yourself to keep on going . I thought it might be good to run though a few other thinks about detoxing. Specifically meeting your digestion. We have a lot of digestive systems that are occurring and I’m not going to go into the full detail of all of the digestive functions today but just a few reminders to think about . We eat all the time but forget that our bodies is working constantly to do things for us and our body has to break down all the good we need and it derives all of those useable component s form the food and then we utilize any nutrients to build cells in the body and provide energy for the boy’s function and then it has to actually get rid of all the things it can’t use.
In today’s modern world we love to abuse our digestive system with an onslaught of manmade food that provides very little nutrition and a whole lot of stress on the system. We also like to eat all the time and so we rarely rest out bodies. It’s really an amazing system that is on auto pilot and I think it’s a good reminder for ourselves that this is an amazing system and an amazing body that we’ve been given . It does everything it needs to do on auto pilot and we often forget about that , we forget to make that connection with our body but when we can love and nature it so that it supports that natural functioning then our body actually thanks us for it by making us feel great , making us lose weight , making us look great , making out moods stable , making our energy levels high , all of those types of things .
Digestive health is really essential for good health overall and our immunity. Like I was just saying I think we take a lot of these processes for granted but the health of our gut is absolutely essential because our gut not only processes all those nuttiest but it also serves as a barrier for harmful toxins to the body . With food abuse and as a results of various other factors we can actually develop a weaken gut , a weak intestinal villi, impaired gut function We can also perhaps develop what is known as a leaky gut where toxins that should be eliminated from our body can actually seep back into our blood stream and obviously this is not a good thing because that can make us more sick because there’s more toxin overloading our body . Interestingly 70 % of our immunity is actually derived from our gut so the healthier our gut the stronger our immunity.
Was reading an article about hashimotos recently which is an autoimmune disorder and how every person that this study had looked at had a major imbalance of their good and bad bacteria in the gut. The study showed than when people repaired their gut they can actually reverse some of their auto immune condition if not reverse it all together which I just find fascinating and it just goes to show how powerful our digestive is to our health . interestingly enough, just another point about that is that auto immune diseases are now rising and rising, I guess not really epidemic but I guess in large proportion and we can bring it down to the basic fundamentals, If its connected to our immune health, if its connected to our gut then we have to sake those questions whist ds going on in peoples digestive tracts and its not good a lot of the time.
Then we have our wonderful liver that sits on the right hand side just under our ribs there and it is probably one of the hardest working organ in the body each litres and litres of blood every minute of the day . it metabolises the fats , proteins and crabs we eat , produces major components of the blood such as healthy cells for immunity , it detoxes everything you drink , you eat , you rub on your skin , you smell or anything that can get into the blood stream . That’s interesting thing because often I think we are using j chemical based products in or home, cleaning products that failed with chemical products that we w might inhale and all these toxins actually go it onto our blood stream.
Like we were saying before the skin is a big organ so when we are rubbing things on our skin it acutely absorbs into our skin, into our blood stream and then our organs have to filter that because it is toxin. It can utilise those things which is really interesting because a a lot of products in our environment have not really been tested adequately because they are only seen as being external but they do affect us internally .
The liver also stops our energy in the form of glycogen for use as energy later when we eat sugar it processes sugar into glycogen for storage. It can also break down proteins and fats to make energy and it facilitates, absorbs and sores vitamins and iron and also produces hormones. So tis a very active organ in our body. Another one often taken for granted.
So liver and GI stress factors include high sugar intake , high fat intake but I’m not taking about healthy fats like coconut oil , gee or amend oil , olivine oil , I’m talking about processed oil and margarines and the terrible types of fats that generally we find in most processed and packaged foods . There are the types of fats that I’m talking about here. Also refined carbohydrates processed a fast foods, lack of fibre puts stress on the liver and go stress factors.
So you need to eat your veggies. Most people don’t eat enough veggies. It doesn’t matter what diet your following , even if its strictly polio , low carbs , whatever it is I just fins that most people aren’t eating enough veggies and you need to get those veggies into your diet because of the fibre. People also lack nutrients in their diet and this causes liver and go stress because we need those nutrients for our bodies so eat our veggies again. Of course we do find nutrients in fats and proteins too but eat all your veggies.
Too much alcohol, that’s a huge stress factor on our body along with drugs, prescription and non-prescription. I know that sometimes we can’t help that if our doctor recommends that we do take prescription drugs or we have a health condition but its important to realise that we do put stress up our bodies .Caroline says that I have veggie juices as you wouldn’t eat veggies on a plate that I put in a juice. Some people like the vegetable juices. I’m not a big juicing fan myself I just love to eat a big bowl of vergtavblesm a big plat of veggies but if you love them that’s great because they are full of nutrients.