Eating to Live: Battle of the Diets Enrique Saguil, M.D.We didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
The First Health ApproachWe didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
Your Team Ric Saguil, MD Jason Gruss, MD Joe Musolino, DC Jennifer Green, NDKatrina Christie, LCPC Tom Jordan, RD Aimee Weber, EP Emery Paredes, PT Lori Szczupaj, MA Yu Zhu, MD China Paul Kolaski, DC Cheryl Broderick You
-DrRicWe didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
Factoid• 35.7% of all US are obese• In 2010, 1/3 of children and adolescents were overweight or obese• Overweight or obese humans are at risk for prediabetes, diabetes, heart disease, cancer
Billionaires• Food industry• Pharmaceutical industry• Medical/Insurance industry• Nutriceutical industry Broken-aires• Medicare/Medicaid• Dual working parents• No health insurance Joe/Jane
Our Main EventWe didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
The ChallengersDr. Ric Saguil, MD Dr. Jennifer Green, ND Tom Jordan, RDAnti-inflammatory Gluten Free Diet Paleo Diet Diet
Prefight Weigh InDiets are like religions• everyone thinks theirs is the right one and the only one• Everyone wants to convert you to theirs• At their core, you’re usually getting a pretty similar message• Do some learning, see what fits, and make an informed decision that works best for you
Gluten Free Diet 1 Jennifer Green NDWe didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
Gluten• What is it?• Gluten is a storage protein in the seed or kernel• Supplies needs of the seed when it begins to grow• Composed of 2 smaller proteins – Glutelins – Gliadins
Role In Food• Acts as a “glue” in food• Becomes sticky when flour is mixed with water• Main Functions: – Helps dough rise – Ensures product keeps its shape – Thickens cooking liquids, such as gravy
Where is it Found? Found in wheat and other grains WBRO: Wheat Barley Rye Oat (Celiac Sprue Association) Wheat is genetically modified Removes nutrients Increases gluten content Constitutes ~80% of proteins in wheat Gluten flour made by “washing out” starch and bran Seitan = 100% gluten flour
Why Can it Be Dangerous?• Body doesn’t recognize it as “safe to pass”• Poorly digested → becomes toxic• Immune system reacts pathologically, producing inflammation• Gluten destroys healthy tissue through molecular mimicry, or cross-reaction
Leaky Gut Syndrome• Increased permeability of small intestine lining
Benefits of GF• Reduce consumption of chemicals and artificial flavors• Eliminate unhealthy foods• Increasing more fruits and veggies• Improved digestion• Increased energy• May aid in weight loss• May reduce risk of some illnesses• May lower symptoms of some illnesses
Disadvantages / Cautions• Does not r/o additional food intolerances• Caution when reading labels• Replacing gluten with other products• Possible nutrient deficiency• Excess fat intake• Do be aware of cross-contamination• Don’t be deceived by other names• Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, “natural flavoring”
The Paleo Diet 2 Tom Jordan, MS, RDWe didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
The Concept• Our DNA is the same as it was 10,000 yrs ago• Paleolithic man had no dairy, grains, refined sugars, fatted meats• Eat the foods we were designed to consume• Much higher in protein than the “SAD” diet, much lower in carbs
The Ground Rules• Unlimited: – Lean Meats, Fish, Seafood – Fruits, Non-starchy vegetables• Include: – Plant oils – Nuts – Honey• None of These: – Cereals – Any Grains or legumes – No Dairy – No processed foods or sugars
The Upside• Bottom line: They eat a heck of a lot better than even the best “SAD” Dieter• Lower Carbs + High Intensity Exercise = Glycogen Depletion (3-10# water loss)• Simple Rules = Less Difficult to Follow• If all I can eat is fruits and veggies… I’m going to eat a ton of fruits and veggies!
Concerns• No Quinoa? No Beans? No Peas? Really?• Sustainability / Relapse
The Anti-inflammatory Diet 3 Ric Saguil, MD We didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
You probably know this….• Foods hurt by causing release of stress hormone• Foods hurt by carrying pesticide• Foods hurt by carrying bad DNA• Foods hurt by “accelerating” inflammation
You probably didn’t know this…• Some foods release relaxation hormone• Some foods help DNA do it’s job• Some foods “accelerate” healing• Some foods “reverse” disease (due to SAD deficiencies) (The basis to Anti-inflammatory eating is … …take in nutrition that speeds up healing)
Use Food as Thy Medicine (Foods that Heal)• Whole Food• Mostly plant based• Fat in the form of Oil (Omega 3)• Limit Red Meat• Limit Dairy• Increase Fiber Just consider the idea of fiber and look what my average day consists of….
Snack 2 grams2-3 grams 2-3 grams 5 grams – usually at night
DinnerFrom 4-8 grams …so the total amount of fiber for and average male American is 35grams daily, I just showed you 44grams and it just happened to be anti cancer, anti heart attack, anti diabetes choices as well!
Anti-inflammatory summary• Whole Food • Less Chemicals• Mostly plant based • Less Cholesterol• Fat in the form of Oil • Less Emotional Lability• Limit Red Meat • Less Indigestion• Limit Dairy • Less Rash/Sinus/Cough• Increase Fiber • Less ConstipationPlease visit http://www.drweil.com/ to see more details on Andy’s Anti-inflammatory Diet
Your winner?All attempts at healthy change are winners
In Summary• The only studied eating style to help with longevity has been the Mediterranean Diet (Lyon Heart Study)• Sustainability of any change depends on individual planning (not everyone can “flip over” cold turkey)• Reliable Information, Practical Application, Coaching/Obligation creates success
FHA Reliable! We didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
Food is a Drug The Body is a Chemistry Lab• Everything you eat causes a reaction in the body• What and how much determines what reaction occurs• Be particular, but not obsessive about what you eat We didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.