To most people the absence of symptoms means health. It is important to let them know that you do not wake up one day with blocked coronary arteries, Type II diabetes, or cancer. Long before the symptoms appear, the body goes through a series of progressive degenerative changes. How many people feel fine and they have an exam only to find out that they have cancer? It is only when the degeneration has progressed to the end stage that symptoms become apparent. Reiterate to them that the absence of symptoms does not always equate with being healthy. Note To Doctor: Always feel free to use whatever examples you feel comfortable with . The notes that go along with each slide are to help you formulate your own scripts, however, you are welcome to use what is presented should you so desire. Note To Doctor: By using electrodermal analysis in our office have I have found it easier to treat an energy imbalance rather then waiting for the physical manifestation to occur. This is how we build a maintenance practice. The patients do understand this concept, however, it is an entirely different paradigm then they are used to so this is a good point to bring up throughout the talk.
It is easy to take a pain killer or anti-inflammatory drug; but does removing the pain fix the problem? This is a good time to tell them that your approach is to deal with the cause of the inflammation not merely shutting down the bodies natural response to a damaged or dis-eased tissue. Just because you take an anti-inflammatory drug the problem is not fixed. The body is simply doing what it should be doing. The question is why?
A diagnosis is a term ascribed to a constellation of symptoms, lab values, and/or tissue samples. The diagnosis does not tell us what caused the problem to develop in the first place. A good example: you are out walking around and all of a sudden you get chest and left arm pain. After a thorough examination it is determined that you had a heart attack because you have 90% blockage in one of your arteries going to your heart. Did you just awaken that day with the blockage or has it been developing for years slowly all the while you were asymptomatic – meaning you were having no pains? The degenerative process can go on for many years before you are aware there is a problem. Now you are diagnosed with coronary artery disease, but what started the plaque formation in the first place? I am not saying not to ignore the issue at hand, but let’s either work to prevent it from occurring and, in the case noted, let’s make the changes necessary to stop the progression of disease. The smart thing to do is to keep the body strong and balanced so the breakdown doesn’t occur. That is what health care/preventative care is about. We don’t have this in our country today. What we have is sick care and disease care.
Let the attendees know of your unique form of analysis [Kinesiology, Electrodermal Screening, Muscle testing, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, etc.] and that these methods allow you to monitor the organ, systems, etc., so as to determine when an imbalance exists. It is far better to treat an energy imbalance before it becomes a physical manifestation resulting in pain and debility. I like to let them know that you can live with a weak heart, thyroid, and no gallbladder but are you really living or merely existing. Many people today are not at their maximum health potential. Any organ or system not working at its full potential will have a domino effect on the body meaning it will affect other systems. For example: should someone be constipated, this could indicate a weak digestive system or a weak liver which is not producing enough healthy bile. Sure we could give an herbal laxative but we have not corrected the problem.
The human body is a remarkable machine. It will keep you functioning for a long time no matter what you put into it. However you have to ask yourself, “ Is my body functioning at the optimal state it could be? Are some of the things that bother me self-inflicted? Could I do better in taking care of myself?” As you will see shortly, many of the chronic conditions that plague many people today are merely the result of the body’s attempt to compensate for our choices regarding the foods we eat, the toxins we are exposed to, and our exercise habits.
Note to Doctor: This is the triad of care that I talk to my patients about. If you are not a chiropractor then talk about how your particular mode of treatment relates to the structural component. As a Chiropractor, my objective to is to remove nerve interference so the messages from the brain can reach the trillions of cells in the body. Should any interference exist, then sub-optimal health can result. This is the basis for Chiropractic care. The problem that exists today is that people eat very poorly compared to the way they did 50 or 60 years ago. Back then, people would go to a Chiropractor for a myriad of problems. For example: Someone would go to the Chiropractor because of recurrent asthma attacks, pre-menstrual symptoms or migraines. The Chiropractor would give the appropriate spinal manipulation and over a series of treatments the problems that plagued the patients would disappear. Today, even with Chiropractic care, the cells may not be able to respond appropriately because they do not have the essential nutrients. By combining manipulative therapy and whole food nutrition, the body now has two critical factors needed to rebuild itself so it can become a self-sustaining, self-regulating, self-healing, and a fully functioning biological machine. It is not unusual that after addressing the two sides of the triangle that the emotional aspect of health also comes back into balance.
Reducing your risk of some devastating diseases is not as difficult as you would think. Controlling weight by reducing caloric intake and introducing daily exercise has many beneficial effects, including reducing risk for diabetes, heart attack and some cancers. In fact last year in the journal “Circulation”, it was noted that 2/3 of all deaths in this country are the result of diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular issues  . Regarding Osteoporosis: The condition is serious enough that the U.S. Surgeon General’s office issued a major report on osteoporosis on Oct. 14, 2004, noting that many people are unaware that their bone health is in jeopardy.  In fact, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men will suffer a fragility fracture in their lifetime  As we go through our discussion you need to be asking yourself; am I at risk for these conditions? You may think you aren’t, but lets see.  Circulation. 2004; 109:3244-3255  Sources: Chan, KM, Anderson M, Lau EM. Exercise interventions: defusing the world’s osteoporosis time bomb. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2003;81:827-830. Dreinhofer MD, Feron JM, Herrera A, et al. Orthopedic surgeons and fragility fractures: a survey by the Bone and Joint Decade and the International Osteoporosis Foundation. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery . 2004;86:958-961.  National Osteoporosis Foundation: Fast Facts. Available at: www.nof.org/osteoporosis/disease facts.htm. Accessed Oct. 7, 2004.
As you can see the statistics show that it is likely you will live longer. However, living longer does not necessarily mean you are healthy. The increase in longevity comes from the ability of technology to help us live longer with devastating chronic conditions. We will see in a moment some current statistics that back this up. * Source of data: US Census Bureau, Current Populations Reports, P23-199RV, July 1999
You need to ask yourself: “Is my life's journey going to be one of vitality or one of pain and suffering?” Living longer is a great advancement but what about the quality of those years. There are two ages to consider: - One is your chronological age or your age in years. - The other is your biological or cellular age. This is the age of your cells. Yes, you can be 65 years young or 35 years old. As you will see, not making the correct choices does affect your health.
Why has this occurred? Diet. Everyday in America 2,200 people are diagnosed with diabetes 1 We are eating ourselves into an early grave. Type II diabetes is not inherited. What you inherited were bad habits? Type II diabetes is preventable and in certain cases can be reversed. All it takes is a commitment to taking care of your body and understanding how food affects your body. * Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics, data from the National Health Interview Survey. U.S. Bureau of the Census, census of the population and population estimates. Data computed by the Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1] Harmel A, Mathur R: Davidson’s Diabetes Mellitus – Diagnosis and Treatment ; 5 th ed. 2004;1 Philadelphia, PA: Saunders
As you can see, the incidence of diabetes is expected to continue. This does not have to happen. We are eating ourselves into a life of pain and suffering. Source : U.S. Census Bureau, National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC, NCHS. Boyle et al. Diabetes Care, Vol. 24, No.11, November 2001.
&quot;Nutritional, or dietary, factors contribute substantially to the burden of preventable illnesses and premature deaths in the United States. Indeed, dietary factors are associated with 4 of the 10 leading causes of death: coronary heart disease (CHD), some types of cancer, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. These health conditions are estimated to cost society over $200 billion each year in medical expenses and lost productivity. Dietary factors also are associated with osteoporosis, which affects more than 25 million persons in the United States and is the major underlying cause of bone fractures in postmenopausal women and elderly persons.“  So you can see from the past few slides. Even if we were to just look at the three leading causes of death in this country, we can reduce our risk substantially by making the proper choices. It starts with most by reducing their weight because weight appears to be the central factor leading to many of the chronic diseases that plague us today.  Food, Nutrition, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective, 10/9/97. This report was underwritten by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and thee World Cancer Research Fund.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2010 (Conference Edition, in Two Volumes). Washington, DC: January 2000.
The survival rate for all cancers combined and for certain site-specific cancers have improved significantly since the 1970s due, in part, to both earlier detection and advancements in treatment. Survival rates markedly increased for cancers of the prostate, ovary, breast, colon & rectum, and leukemia. Note to Doctor : The chart is indicative of the 5-year relative survival rates based on follow up of patients through 2000. Source: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, 1975-2000, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, 2003.
Even though the prevalence of stroke is on the rise the good news is that the death rates from strokes has been declining steadily since 1960. Each year, about 700,000 people suffer a stroke. About 500,000 of these are first attacks, and 200,000 are recurrent attacks. On average, someone in the United States suffers a stroke every 45 seconds; every 3.1 minutes someone dies of a stroke. Even though the overall death rates from strokes have decline, stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Again, we are living longer after having a stroke, however the incidence is still rising. Sources : U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2005 Update, published by the American Heart Association.
Although cardiovascular disease is still a very prevalent disease, the age-adjusted death rate has been declining since 1950. Again, we are living longer with the disease.
Source : Data published on 8/23/04
If calcium were the only issue when it comes to bone health then we wouldn’t be in this panic state when it comes to the health of our bones. In order to build strong bones you need in addition to calcium other factors such as vitamin K, vitamin D, vitamin C ( note: probably a good time to briefly discuss the concept of whole foods vs. isolated molecules ), a healthy digestive system, protein, and magnesium. Dietary factors are also associated with osteoporosis which affects more than 25 million persons in the United States and is the major underlying cause of bone fractures in postmenopausal women and elderly persons.  430,000 Americans experience a fracture related to osteoporosis. Of these, 300,000 are hip fractures which, alone can be devastating. One in five people who experience a hip fracture die within the year and half and can never live independently again. More women die from complications of a hip fracture than do from breast cancer. Prevention of bone loss is a matter of life and death; no different than preventing heart disease and cancer. A woman today has a one in three chance of developing osteoporosis. These odds seem terrible. However, today most experts consider osteoporosis not only a preventable disease but one that can be treated. With the help of good nutrition and exercise, [Note To Doctor: If you are a Chiropractor add spinal manipulation along with good nutrition and exercise] one can now protect themselves from this devastating condition. 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men will suffer a fragility fracture in their lifetime. [Note To Doctor: Let them know that bone is made up of more then calcium and the body needs to be fed in order to build and maintain healthy bone tissue]. * Chan, KM, Anderson M, Lau EM. Exercise interventions: defusing the world’s osteoporosis time bomb. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2003;81:827-830. Dreinhofer MD, Feron JM, Herrera A, et al. Orthopaedic surgeons and fragility fractures: a survey by the Bone and Joint Decade and the International Osteoporosis Foundation. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery . 2004;86:958-961.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2010 (Conference Edition, in Two Volumes). Washington, DC: January 2000 .
It is wonderful that we are in fact living longer. We need to ask ourselves, “Are those years going to be years of vitality and joy or pain and despair?” We are led to believe that we cannot prevent many chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, or heart disease, and that these are an inevitable part of aging. This is simply not so. The program we will be talking about later is the starting point when it comes to adding life to your years vs. only years to your life. The fact is you do have a choice and your body can respond in wonderful ways, all it takes is guidance, discipline, and a plan. Remember, when it comes to your health, there are no unrealistic goals – only unrealistic time frames in which to obtain those goals.
Note to the Doctor: During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. In 1985 only a few states were participating in CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and providing obesity data. In 1991, four states had obesity prevalence rates of 15-19 percent and no states had rates at or above 20 percent. In 2003, 15 states had prevalence rates of 15-19 percent; 31 states had rates of 20-24 percent; and 4 states had rates more than 25 percent.  Towards the end of 2004 is was estimated that 65% of Americans were overweight and at least half of these people were obese. Clearly, as can be seen by this chart what we are currently doing to ourselves is not working and we are paying the price both physically and financially with rising health care costs. As you will see during our talk, weight does play a crucial role in your overall health and, as weight increases, so does the likelihood that you will come down with various chronic health conditions. Being overweight is more than just pounds. *National Center for Health Statistics, United States, 2004, Library of Congress Catalog Number 74-641496 cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/overwt.htm 1.Source: BRFSS, CDC. Source: Mokdad A H, et al. JAMA 1999;282:16. Source: Mokdad A H, et al. JAMA 2001;286:10. Source: Mokdad A H, et al. JAMA 2003;289:1
Being overweight is a life or death issue because it is directly related to many of the devastating chronic conditions that concern people today. Being overweight is a major modifiable risk factor of aging. Think of being overweight as the axle in a wheel and from that stems many other debilitating chronic conditions which decrease the quality of life. Tonight we will look at some research that reveals how weight reduction can add quality to your life as well as be preventative in and of itself. Sources: National Center for Health Statistics, United States, 2004 Library of Congress Catalog Number 74-641496 Caluska, et al., JAMA, 282: 1576-8, 199 Wei, et al., JAMA, 282: 1547-53, 1999 JAMA 1999; 282: 1539-46 Mokdad, et al. JAMA; 282: 1519-22, 1999 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 63, Number 3(S), March 1996. Colditz, et al., Amer J Clin Nutr 503S-507S, 1992 Brown WJ et al. Int J Obes 1998;22;520-528 Bray GA. Overweight is risking fate. Definition, classification, prevalence and risks. Ann NY Acad Sci 1987;499:14-28
Every day we make decisions. One very important decision, and one that we do not give much thought to, is the decision of what are we going to put in or not put in our bodies. Our bodies are not garbage cans with hairy lids. They are complex machines that requires complex foods. How we feel everyday and ultimately our susceptibility to diseases is dependent on not only what we eat but most importantly what we aren’t eating. One needs to think: “Would I give to my dog what I am currently eating?” If the answer is no, then you have to wonder why in the world are you eating it. What you do today does have an effect on your health and how you feel not only today but tomorrow and for years to come. Tonight we will be talking about diet and its impact upon our health. Additionally you should also know that much of what you eat is full of chemicals and preservatives, all of which must be neutralized and removed from the body. One very simple concept, but one we can not take for granted is: if it does not belong in the body the body must get rid of it, and if it can’t, this toxin (anything foreign to the body is a toxin) will stay in the body and has the potential to cause ill health and even some cancers. Think about this, when you eat a jelly bean which has wax and chemical dyes in it, are these foreign compounds what the body needs to function in an optimal manner? Whether you do or don’t is ultimately up to you. Your body and health is your responsibility. My responsibility to you is to re-educate you about foods and guide you on the journey to an improved quality of well-being. Health is a journey not a destination. You will not wake up one day and say to yourself; “I am there, I am healthy.” It is an ongoing process. Regaining that lost youthfulness and working to prevent the degenerative conditions that is plague most of America today is not difficult. The key pre-requisite is that you are ready. If you are, then I am here to guide you on this journey to improved well-being. Always keep in mind that there are no unrealistic goals – just unrealistic time frames. Meaning, if you have weight to lose and/or have certain health issues that have been with you for some time, that given time, and your desire to follow the recommendations given to you, your body does have the remarkable ability to rebuild and rebalance itself as long as you allow the time for it to do so. Are changes needed in America? You bet. At this time you have a good chance of being here for awhile, so why not make life's journey an enjoyable trip.
We should be putting jewels in our bodies not garbage. Like they say in the computer world: Garbage In Garbage Out, so it is with our bodies.
Much of what people eat today is not really food. It is what I call, “Bio-Junk food”. We put things in our bodies that do not support normal functioning. With this in mind, everything that goes in that does not belong there must be neutralized and eliminated through our stool or urine. If our body cannot meet this challenge there is only one option – store them in our tissues. Most of toxins we are exposed to are fat soluble, meaning they are stored in our fat cells (Note To Doctor - heavy metals can be stored in bone tissue). Some people are overweight because they are toxic. If the body cannot remove the toxin then the body increases fat cell numbers in order to store the foreign material. Note To Doctor: You may want to let them know that when a person loses weight they are actually dumping toxins into the bloodstream. With this in mind, it is imperative that they have a good functioning liver to meet this demand (additionally, your liver removes the end-products of cellular metabolism). Simply put, if it does not support the bodies needs, it needs to be eliminated. If it is not eliminated, then this will result in sub-optimal health. Think about the blue drinks, the purple food colorings, the hair dyes, lawn chemicals, and the chemicals in our foods. The list goes on and on. We are living in a toxic soup because, as you will see, most people today are not eating the foods that support optimal liver functioning. You may have seen recently in the stores so-called “healthy junk food”. These are called functional foods – meaning the food industry takes a junk food and sprinkles some synthetic vitamins on them so they appear healthy. It is important not to be fooled by this. When you walk through a field you see potatoes growing, not potato chips. There is nothing natural about a cookie or brownie. Sure the label says natural but this is the food industries way of having you believe it is a good food. It maybe a better choice of junk food but it is still junk. Under the government guidelines it can be called natural, but what about quality.
Note to Doctors: This slide is to just show that people today will eat anything. Twinkies are bad to begin with, but can you imagine fried Twinkies. Personally, I think you fry dog poop and people would eat it.
America’s new health food. In today's markets you can find artificial bio-junk food that has some synthetic vitamins added to make it appear healthy. What we have once again is the food industry giving people what they want: sugar and vitamins together. Just add toothpaste and you could eat and brush your teeth at the same time. Henry Ford said it best when he said; “If I would have asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”
Your liver weighs about 3 lbs. which makes it the largest organ in your body. Your liver is also one of the most important organs you have. One of the many functions your liver is responsible for is to remove all foreign substances from the body and remove end-products of normal cellular metabolism. It is your liver’s job to take substances such as second hand cigarette smoke, food dyes, preservatives, food dyes and neutralize them so they can be excreted out through your stool or urine in a non-toxic form. If this does not occur, these substances can stay in the body and have an effect on how your cells get their nutrients and remove waste products. These substances can damage your cells to the point that they don’t function the way they should and can even cause damage to your DNA which may lead to cause cancer. If you were to ask most people what their livers do, they would say it acts as a filter. This is true, however as you, will see your liver has many other important functions. If you want to be a liver of life then you need a healthy liver.
Note To Doctor: This slide is to quickly show some of the other important functions of the liver and to stress the importance of this organ. I do not spend a lot of time on this slide.
Note To Doctor: This slide is to quickly show some of the other important functions of the liver and to stress the importance of this organ. I do not spend a lot of time on this slide.
Your liver is also a big part of your immune system. Note to Doctor: The liver is made up of two cells, hepatocytes and Kupffer cells (phagocytic cells). I would suggest not spending a lot of time on this slide.
Note To Doctor: You can bet that most of the lay public and even some doctors don’t know that most of the mobilized fat goes to the liver before it can be used by the cells of the body for energy. Your liver is your chief fat burning organ. As you we see shortly, unless your liver can convert your stored body fat into usable forms of fuel, you will have a tough time losing weight. You may be saying to yourself, “My liver feels fine and the blood tests don’t show any problems with my liver.” As I noted earlier, your body is a remarkable machine. It will keep you going in spite of the fact that it might not be in the most vibrant, energetic state. Those recurrent headaches, indigestion, and other symptoms you take for granted as being normal occurrences are subtle signs of dysfunction in your body. Blood tests reveal when the degeneration has progressed to an extreme state but they do not reveal when you are, in what we term, a transitional state. Meaning, tissues have not broken down enough to be seen in a lab test. It is our responsibility to look for what we call, asymptomatic indicators. These are exam findings that tell us something is amiss in the body even though you may not have any symptoms.
Foods that support optimal liver function are: red beets, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Onions, Garlic, Asparagus, Eggs, Mustard Greens, and Collards. These foods contain very specific nutrients that are specific for optimal liver functioning. You need to ask yourself, “Do I eat these foods regularly?” If you are not eating these foods and have not for a long time then you can bet your liver is not functioning at its peak capacity. Well you may say, “I don’t feel bad.” Again, just because you have no symptoms does not mean that everything is working as it should. It is interesting for example that you can lose over half your liver function before symptoms become evident. All the while toxins and cell waste products are wreaking havoc on your liver and body as a whole.
In 2004, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services determined that 64% of adults were overweight. If you put more fuel into your body then it needs, it will convert this fuel to fat. This is true whether it’s a protein, fat, or carbohydrate. Sleep is important because unless you are sleeping well and go into what is called rapid eye movement sleep, meaning you are “out”; you will not produce healthy amounts of growth hormone. It is during the night that growth hormone production is at its peak, but only if you are in that deep sleep. You should also know that there are other factors that slow down growth hormone production, such as high blood fats, obesity, and high blood sugars. We are literally eating ourselves into early aging. So let’s talk about carbohydrates for a minute. There seems to be a lot of confusion about this food group. National Center for Health Statistics, United States, 2004, Library of Congress Catalog Number 74-641496 cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/overwt.htm
Note To Doctor: I like to tell them that if it does not have a mother, father, walk, fly, cluck, moo, or swim then it’s a carbohydrate. Meaning, once it hits your gut it gets converted to sugar. So looking at the picture, all of these foods are sugar. Your body prefer to use sugar as a source of energy. When it comes to these food sources the difference is that when you eat a bowl of pasta, the pasta produces a lot of blood sugar. When you eat a bowel of broccoli it also gets converted to blood sugar but much less so. Additionally, the pasta has minimal nutritional value, whereas the broccoli has a lot of nutritional value. This is why we are overfed and undernourished in this country. It is when we put too much sugar in the body that we get into trouble.
If you put more fuel in your body in the form of carbohydrates then you need your liver will convert that sugar to fat and cholesterol. Note To Doctor: It is fair to say that those with weight issues, metabolic syndrome, and/or are diabetic, that they have fatty livers. This is one factor that can effect overall liver functioning. The purpose of this slide is not to bog the audience down in physiology but rather to reiterate the point of what a carbohydrate is and the fact that the source of carbohydrate along with the amount will affect blood sugar
The type of food you eat greatly affects how much insulin your body produces. The picture illustrates that pasta will deliver a lot of blood sugar whereas, the vegetables and protein will deliver much smaller amounts of blood sugar. How nutritious is the pasta anyway? Note To Doctor: You may want to let them know that a normal serving of pasta is ½ cup. I have found that many people give up the cakes and cookies only to replace them with other forms of sugar such as pasta, bread, etc. We need insulin, without it we would die. However, the converse is true, too much can be hazardous to our health also. Insulin is what helps deliver the blood sugar into your cells so they can create energy.The problem is that high blood sugar results in high insulin levels which put excess strain on your pancreas. Over many years, this can cause this organ to burn out – the result is diabetes. High circulating insulin levels have also been found to be a cause of injury to your artery lining which leads to inflammation and eventually atherosclerosis. Note To Doctor: This may be a good time to reiterate that fact that too much sugar causes your liver to change blood sugar not only into fat but also to cholesterol . For most people it is too much sugar that raises cholesterol, not too much cholesterol. Our livers actually reduce that amount of cholesterol production to the amount of cholesterol ingested (refer to Guytons Book on Medical Physiology, the most recent edition in the chapter on fat metabolism). One of the myths being put out there is that cholesterol is the issue. As you know, when an artery experiences damage the result is an inflammatory response to heal the damaged tissue and cholesterol is one of the substances that gets deposited in the “scab” or atheroma as the body attempts to heal the damage. This is the Response to Injury mechanism that is now considered to be the cause of atherosclerosis. Cholesterol is involved, but we need to ask ourselves, “Is the liver the problem?”, No it isn’t. The liver is simply churning out more cholesterol in response to the excess sugar, this is called homeostasis. Our approach is to step back and ask ourselves, “Why is the liver producing increased amounts of cholesterol?, and not just give a drug that suppresses cholesterol synthesis.
When it comes to weight loss, high insulin levels tells the body that there is plenty of fuel so there is no need to burn excess body fat. Excess body fat is nothing more than a storage tank of excess fuel. In order to burn that fuel, we need to stabilize the insulin levels. The only healthy way to do this is through a lifestyle change of eating high complex nutrient/antioxidant rich carbohydrates, healthy fats, and proper amounts of lean protein. Look at the slide, which meal produces the most insulin? Note To Doctor: Normal serving size, for example, of pasta (1/2 cup), beans (1/2 cup), meat chicken (~2-3 oz.) ~2 oz. of meat and chicken = 15gm./protein ~3 oz. of fish = 15gm./protein
When you stabilize insulin levels your body starts drawing on its own fat for fuel. Most of the cells of the body can burn fat but they don’t do a very good job of it. The majority of the fat is sent to the liver and it is there that that fat is converted to fuel which can be used by the cells of the body. In order to lose weight effectively, you need a liver that can handle the excess fat that will be going to it. One of the reasons people today have a tough time losing weight is that they have not been eating the foods (nutrients) that the liver needs so it can perform the hundreds of functions required of it. One of those functions being able to burn fat. The Purification program that we use in our office works so well in part because it feeds the liver the foods it needs so it can effectively burn fat and pull the toxins out of the body. To lose weight and not support the liver can create liver stress.
Calorie Restriction with Optimal Nutritional Intake = C.R.O.N.I In order to have your body burn off the excess fuel you have accumulated, you need to stabilize the insulin levels. The only way to do this is by eating foods that do not cause a spike in insulin. By doing this, you are putting fuel into the body but not more then it needs. The body will then pull on your fat reserves as a source of additional fuel. By choosing the proper quantity of protein, carbohydrate, and fats you can lose weight in a healthy fashion and improve your health at the same time. It is like your fireplace: The kindling starts the fire burning and the logs keep it burning. In your body, the kindling will be the healthy carbohydrates such as vegetables and fruits. As your body uses up this fuel, the body it will start drawing on your stores of fat for additional fuel to keep the burn going. Once you have reduced your weight, we then bring back in some of the foods that were eliminated; but again portion size is critical, because if we start to put more fuel in than the body needs, the result will be weight gain and, in the case of carbohydrates, cholesterol also.
If you don’t change, are you going to be happy with yourself in five years? Do you feel like your body and your health is out of control? Do you exercise regularly and if not, why? Do you eat too much and too much of the wrong things? Do you use food as a stress reducer? People today eat unconciously. Look at what you are eating before you put it in your mouth and ask yourself, “Is this the best choice I could make or am I eating this because I am stressed?” Do you feel older or are you experiencing health issues that you shouldn’t for your age? If the answer is yes, then the time is right for making some changes.
Note To Doctor: The aim of this slide is to show the audience that there is a risk factor that correlates with the likelihood of coming down with various chronic diseases. The following information is for your use. Don’t spend a lot of time on this slide, just use it to bring across the point that this is a standard objective measurement used by various medical entities. A BMI of 25 for adults is representative of a healthy target either for overweight people to achieve or for others not to exceed. Obesity related diseases and increased morbidity do become evident beyond this higher limit.* (Calculating BMI: Body Weight in lbs. divided by the height in inches squared = X. Take X and multiply it by 703 = BMI). Not all overweight and underweight people will get sick and die prematurely nor will all normal weight people live long healthy lives. At least by keeping our BMI in the healthy range, we are increasing our odds substantially of living healthier. For the most part, people with BMIs between 18-25 have relatively few health risks; risks do increase as BMI falls below or rises above this range, indicating that both too little and too much body fat impair health.  Epidemiological data show a U-shaped relationship between body weights and mortality.  People who are extremely underweight or obese carry higher risks of early death than those whose weights fall within the acceptable range. [3 ]  A. Thorogood and coauthors, Relation between body mass index and mortality in an unusually slim cohort, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 57 (2003) 130-133; P.T. Katzmarzyk, C. L. Craig and C. Bouchard, Original article underweight, overweight, and obesity: Relationship with mortality in the 13-year follow-up of the Canada Fitness Study, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 54 (2001): 916-920; r. Bender and coauthors, Effect of age on excess mortality in obesity, Journal of the American Medical Association 281 (1999): 1498-1504. R. G Rogers, R. A. Hummer, and P.M. Kruegger, The effect of obesity on overall, circulatory disease and diabetes specific mortality, Journal of Biosocial Science 35 (2003): 107-129; D. B. Allison and coauthors, Differential associations of body mass index and adiosity with all cause mortality among men in the first and second National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES I and NHANES II) follow-up studies, International Journal of Clinical Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders 26 (2002): 410-416; H. E. Meyer and coauthors, Body mass index and mortality: The influence of physical activity and smoking, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 34 (2002): 1065-1070; P. N. Singh, K. D. Lindstead, and G. E. Fraser, Body weight and mortality among adults who never smoked, American Journal of Epidemiology 150 (1999): 1152-1164; E. E. Calle and coauthors, Body-mass index and mortality in a prospective cohort of U.S. adults, New England Journal of Medicine 341 (1999): 1097-1105.  I. Baik and coauthors, Adiposity and mortality in men, American Journal of Epidemiology 152 (2000): 264-271; J. Stevens, Impact of age on associations between weight and mortality, Nutrition Reviews 58 (2000):129-137: Bender and coauthors, 1999. Chart Source: J. Stevens and coauthors, Evaluation of WHO and NHANES 11 standards for overweight using mortality rates, Journal of the American Dietetic Association 100 (2000):825-827; A. Must and coauthors, The disease burden associated with overweight and obesity, Journal of the American Medical Association 282 (1999):1523-1529
Note To Doctor: The point of this slide is just to show the attendees that BMI is a valid risk factor in determining the likelihood of coming down with various conditions as noted by the references on the slide. How are overweight and obesity measured? A number of methods are used to determine if someone is overweight or obese. Some are based on the relation between height and weight; others are based on measurements of body fat. The most commonly used method today is body mass index (BMI). BMI can be used to screen for both overweight and obesity in adults. It is the measurement of choice for many obesity researchers and other health professionals, as well as the definition used in most published information on overweight and obesity. BMI is a calculation based on height and weight, and it is not gender-specific. BMI does not directly measure percent of body fat, but it is a more accurate indicator of overweight and obesity than relying on weight alone. Calle EE. et al. BMI and mortality in prospective cohort of U.S. adults. New England Journal of Medicine 1999;3411097-1105
Not only is being overweight setting you up for diabetes, as we discussed earlier, but as your BMI increases so does your risk of coming down with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, strokes, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, varicose veins, liver dysfunction, and certain cancers. Note To Doctor: Recent research has found that fat cells produce various inflammatory markers which, for example, cause insulin resistance, vasoconstriction, and platelet aggregation. Again, it is not only about the weight. 1. National Center for Health Statistics, United States, 2004 Library of Congress Catalog Number 74-641496 Caluska, et al., JAMA, 282: 1576-8, 1999 Wei, et al., JAMA, 282: 1547-53, 1999 JAMA 1999; 282: 1539-46 Mokdad, et al. JAMA; 282: 1519-22, 1999 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 63, Number 3(S), March 1996. Colditz, et al., Amer J Clin Nutr 503S-507S, 1992 2. Brown WJ et al. Int J Obes 1998;22;520-528 3. Bray GA. Overweight is risking fate. Definition, classification, prevalence and risks. Ann NY Acad Sci 1987;499:14-28
Note To Doctor: Take the following information to communicate the point that these fats are one example which shows that unless we eat these foods or take a good quality fish oil supplement, we will start to suffer from degenerative conditions which is commonly called aging in this country. Make sure to emphasize the quality issue regarding fish oil supplementation and the fact that you can get cheaper versions, however quality is always important and so is taking the correct dosage. Many fish oil supplements appear to be giving a good dosage but, upon reading the DHA/EPA content, one finds out the mg. amounts are small. With fish oil supplements you have no way of knowing if the heavy metals, such as mercury, PCBs, and Dioxin have been reduced significantly? Many companies market fish oil but processing and quality will determine the therapeutic benefits to your patients. Make sure you are using a good quality oil in your practice and that they are taking enough of it. EPA/DHA – Omega 3 Fatty Acids You are what you eat The fat in your diet becomes part of the cell membranes Trans/hydrogenated fats decrease the effect of insulin on cells Omega-3 fatty acids improve the effect of insulin Other benefits of EPA & DHA Reduce inflammation Keeps blood platelets from getting sticky Reduces triglycerides Reduces many risk factors associated with chronic disease and aging Note : 60% of the dry weight of the brain is fat. Of that 60%, up to ½ of the fat is made up of DHA. If you don’t eat these oils, where are you going to get the fats your nervous system needs to function correctly? And we wonder why so many kids today have ADD and one in twenty Americans suffer from monopolar depression. How can our brains function if it does not even have the most basic nutrients it requires?
Note To Doctor: Quote From Dr. Royal Lee – 1953 “ Just as the chemist cannot create life, neither can he create a complex vitamin: the life element in foods and nutrition. This is a mystery the chemist has never solved and probably never will, and the synthetic vitamins he creates on the basis of chemical formulae bear as much resemblance to the real thing as a robot does to a living man, lacking an elusive quality that chemistry cannot supply.” Sure, we could make all these molecules in a lab and throw them together in a capsule, but I ask you, “Is this going to have the same effect as eating a carrot”? Nature put the compounds together in plants in a unique way and in certain dosages so as to give whole foods their energizing and life giving properties. Beta-carotene was the first part of the vitamin A complex to be isolated but it is only one part of a more complex picture. In fact, they estimate that there at least 600 carotenoids in plants and beta-carotene is just one of them. So I ask you: is it better to take a part or the whole? Today, in the current literature, vitamins are actually being called vitamers because researchers have found that no vitamin exists by itself in nature and that these original molecules like Beta-carotene and Ascorbic Acid were actually part of a much larger, more complex formula. In our office, if we are going to give someone vitamin A, we give them carrot root; you can see why. This is the basis for “Whole Food Nutrition”. This is what makes the supplements we use in our office so unique. You may still be asking yourself, “Can’t I just take the individual molecules and get the same benefits?”
You could just take a part but according to the American Dietetic Association you are only taking a select component of a bigger complex. 1. Bloch, A. et al. 1995. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Phytochemicals and functional foods. JADA.95: 493-496.
If you want an authentic body then put authentic parts into it.
Note To Doctor: This slide is to lead them into the next few slides. The point is that Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer all have dietary components and, with proper lifestyle management, they can be prevented and reversed in some instances.
Americans today are overfed and undernourished. We eat way too much and, if it is not organically grown produce and free range animal products, then we are simply not getting enough of what we need while at the same time introducing many foreign chemicals into our bodies. http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_3_1x_Link_Between_Lifestyle_and_CancerMarch03.asp
Note To Doctor: The point to make is that by losing a mere 15lbs. a year the study showed a risk reduction of Type II diabetes by 58%. What is interesting about this study is that they simply had the subjects lose weight. Imagine what would have also occurred if they had the subjects improve the quality of the food they were eating? We do not inherit Type II diabetes. What we inherit is bad habits.
By addressing weight, blood sugar, blood lipids, and hypertension you remove the key risk factors for heart disease. Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure are not inevitable affects of aging.
Again, the risk of coming down with the conditions that cause 2/3 of all deaths in this country decreases with reducing the amount you eat. Now think about how the risk would go down even further if we improved on the nutritional quality of the foods you eat vs. just reducing the amount. The choices you make does have an effect on your health.
Since weight is a major modifiable risk factor in aging it would be in everyone's benefit to take it seriously. The problem is that diets don’t work. Lets take a quick look at diet history.
Many of you have tried various diets. Every day it seems someone has the magical answer or the quick fix. Diets don’t work. Lifestyle modification does and when you understand how food affects your body (meaning you have been educated) you can make decisions based on knowledge vs. being told to eat a certain way, eliminate certain food groups, or eating specialized packaged foods. It is only when you understand how food affects your body that you will be able to shed pounds and improve your body composition.
The biggest obstacle to keeping weight off and permanently is that you have to want to do it. Your body is under your control and, if you feel as though you have lost that control, then you can get it back if you have the desire. You have to want it. Just think; “If I don’t change, where will I be 5yrs. or 10yrs. from now?”
CRONI - Why Is This Effective? Because it c reates a hormonal shift in your body. Now, start feeding the body the nutrients it needs so it can respond to this hormonal shift and you have a recipe for success. (Note To Doctor: Calorie restriction and improving the nutritional quality of the food one eats lowers insulin levels and raises glucagon levels. This shift in hormones is what causes fat mobilization. Additionally, hyperinsulinemia has been implicated as a causative factor in endothelial damage to the arterial lining which leads to inflammation and eventually to atherosclerosis).
There are no adverse affects to healthy weight loss. Note To Doctor: I like to stress that there are various ways to lose weight. However, our approach is not only to help people shed pounds, but improve their cellular age at the same time.
Note To Doctor: Reiterate, once again, that it is not only about the weight but the effects that weight has upon one’s health. National Center for Health Statistics, United States, 2004 Library of Congress Catalog Number 74-641496 Caluska, et al., JAMA, 282: 1576-8, 1999 Wei, et al., JAMA, 282: 1547-53, 1999 JAMA 1999; 282: 1539-46 Mokdad, et al. JAMA; 282: 1519-22, 1999 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 63, Number 3(S), March 1996. Colditz, et al., Amer J Clin Nutr 503S-507S, 1992 Brown WJ et al. Int J Obes 1998;22;520-528 Bray GA. Overweight is risking fate. Definition, classification, prevalence and risks. Ann NY Acad Sci 1987;499:14-28
As we have seen, lifestyle modification can have a big impact on what is called the modifiable risk factors of aging. The question is: Where Do I begin?
Diets don’t work and, as we have talked about, it is not only about losing weight. Have you ever seen a picture of an overweight heroin addict? Of course not. There are many ways to lose weight. The goal is not only weight loss but to improve ones health at the same time. Losing weight eating cheeseburgers, fries, and blue cheese dressing is not the ideal way to go. What about the quality of the foods you eat during the program. I want people to be eating broccoli, kale, good quality lean proteins, healthy fats, and high anti-oxidant fruits and vegetables. By being educated on how food works on your body and learning what I will teach you, you will then be able to go out and live without having to count calories, weigh your food or spend money on specially prepared foods. If, I as your doctor and you have fulfilled your role, meaning you have followed the recommendations given to you; you will be able to spend your money on good food rather then having to spend a lot of money every month buying nutritional products. The program does work, but in order for it to do so, you must be willing to work the program. Ultimately your health and your body is under your control. I will go out of my way to guide you and help you, all you have to do is say, “enough is enough, I am tired of feeling sick and tired, tired of taking a new medication for every symptom. It is time for me to take control of my body.” If you feel as though your body and your health is getting out of control, then this program is for you.
During the program you will be making some lifestyle changes that will result in a stabilizing your insulin levels. You will be putting enough fuel into your body; however it won’t be too much so that your body won’t want to draw on your fat reserves for fuel. At the same time, you will be improving upon the quality of foods you eat. The result will be a healthy weight loss and healthier body composition along with working to prevent the devastating conditions we talked about earlier. During the program I will be educating you about food and how to take care of yourself. If I do my job correctly and you follow the recommendations, then later on you won’t need to spend money on a lot of supplements. I would rather you spend the money on good food. My job is educate you so you understand how foods work on your body. This takes time though. Remember, when it comes to your health, there are no unrealistic goals just unrealistic time frames to achieve those goals.
In order for your body to produce the hormones you need to burn fat (extra fuel), you must first stabilize your insulin levels. The only way to do this naturally is with lifestyle modification. The Purification program guides you to eat whole foods in a quantity that fuels your body, but not overly so. Your body will then naturally and gently start to draw on your fat for fuel resulting in a nice steady burn of sugar (from your diet) and your stored body fat. The result is a healthy weight loss. Note To Doctor: Use the analogy at this point of kindling and logs in a fireplace. The kindling on the fire gets the fire going but does not give the fire enough fuel to sustain itself for a long time. As the kindling burns down, the logs on the fire now keep the burn going. In your body, the high complex carbohydrate foods you eat will be the kindling and the fat you have accumulated with be the logs on the fire. Remember, as we talked about earlier, your liver is your chief fat burning organ and people today have not been eating the foods that support optimal liver functioning. During the program, you will be taking supplements to feed your body, specifically the liver, the nutrients required for optimal functioning. Think of the supplements as making up for the years of not eating these foods. Note To Doctor: Bring up somewhere in your discussion that most of the toxins we are exposed to are stored in our fat cells (fat soluble), therefore as they lose weight, they will also removing stored toxins from the body.
The purification program, along with a healthy lifestyle, is the key to healthy and sustainable weight loss. The key to the purification program’s effectiveness lies in its secret blend of combined botanical ingredients. Every ingredient plays its particular role and the botanical blend as a whole represents a powerful tool to help you on your journey of improved well-being. Note To Doctor: You may want to go through some key points on the slide such as: They have to be ready to make a lifestyle change and not look at this as a quick fix. Health is a journey, meaning you do not wake up one day and say; “I’ve made it, I am healthy.” In order to reap the benefits of improved vitality, they will have to make some changes on the front end to see the benefits down the road. Again, ask them, “If you don’t change, where will you be in 5 years?” The program is about healthy weight loss resulting in improving one’s cellular or biological age. Anyone can lose weight, the key is a healthy weight loss not the lowest weight. When it comes right down to it: If it is to be, it is up to me!
There are not quick fixes. A good weight loss is on the average 2lbs/wk Be open to trying new foods and developing new tastes. Remember, what you have been doing has not been working, otherwise you wouldn’t be thinking about this. It is better to eat the same good foods then the same bad foods everyday. If you do stray, then moderation is the key. Do not to make it a permanent habit. You enjoyed it, now leave it. As the old saying goes; “If you don’t use it you will lose it.” Your body was meant to be active and physical. Make exercise a daily requirement.
Health Is. . . . “… a condition of wholeness to which all of the organs are functioning 100% of the time.” Webster’s Dictionary
Homeostasis Homeostasis is the body’s ability to maintain a state of balance or “ease.” Homeostasis is controlled and coordinated by the body’s inner wisdom called innate intelligence.
The Three Components of Health Emotional Structural Chemical
Are You at Risk? Cancer: There is much more to it than just smoking and lung cancer. What’s your cancer risk Diabetes: Over 18 million in the U.S. suffer from it. Take steps to lower your risk. What’s your diabetes risk? Heart disease: The #1 killer in the U.S. is also one of the most preventable. What’s your heart disease risk? Osteoporosis: Calcium isn’t the only way (or even the best way) to protect yourself. What’s your osteoporosis risk? Stroke: Most cases of this feared disease can be avoided by lifestyle changes. What’s your stroke risk?
The Good News - Life Expectancy Is Improving Census Report Shows Exponential Growth in Number of Centenarians *
The Bad News…………. Longevity and Health are not the same We are living longer with chronic diseases You have two ages: Chronological and Biological
Prevalence of Diabetes Diabetes is becoming more common in the United States. From 1980 through 2003, the number of Americans with diabetes more than doubled (from 5.8 million to 13.8 million). *
A Look At The Future Projected number of people with diagnosed diabetes (millions) This Trend Does Not Need To Continue Population growth assumption* Middle High Low
Cancer “ One third of all cancer deaths are related to diet and activity factors.” 1
Site 1974-1976 1983-1985 1992-1999 The Good News: We Are Living Longer With Cancer All sites 50 52 63 Breast (female) 75 78 87 Colon & rectum 50 57 62 Leukemia 34 41 46 Lung & bronchus 12 14 15 Melanoma 80 85 90 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 47 54 56 Ovary 37 41 53 Pancreas 3 3 4 Prostate 67 75 98 Urinary bladder 73 78 82 The Bad News: Cancer Is Not Going Away
3,000,000 5,000,000 4,500,000 4,000,000 3,500,000 5,500,000 1980 1990 2000 2010 Stroke Prevalence U.S. Patients with Strokes The Good News: Stroke Mortality Down The Bad News: Stroke Incidence Going Up
The Good News: Deaths From Heart Disease….. Source: CDC/NCHS.
The Bad News: Heart Disease About 65 million American adults now have high blood pressure, 30 % more than the 50 million who did in the previous decade”, according to a report published in “Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association”.
Osteoporosis The condition is serious enough that the U.S. Surgeon General’s office issued a major report on osteoporosis on Oct. 14, 2004, noting that many people are unaware that their bone health is in jeopardy. *
100% 0% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Age Vitality Good health and vigor Progression of disease and unhealthy aging Add Life to Our Years Versus Years To Our Life 50%
Our Choices are Catching Up To Us In 2004 the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services determined that 64% of adults were overweight. *
Cancer Gallbladder Disease Hyper-tension NIDDM Heart Disease Stroke Sleep Apnea Obesity Health Risks Being Overweight Is Not Just About the Weight Abnormal Lipid Profile Arthritis Varicose Veins Hysterec-tomy Back Pain Fatigue Increased Mortality
Decisions-Decisions What are you putting into and on to your body?
Back To Toxins How Does Your Body Deal With Chemicals and the By-Products of Cellular Metabolism?
<ul><li>Your liver manufactures: </li></ul><ul><li>new proteins for your body needs </li></ul><ul><li>clotting factors to stop the bleeding </li></ul><ul><li>bile to help digest your food </li></ul><ul><li>Without a liver: </li></ul><ul><li>you wouldn't grow properly </li></ul><ul><li>you would bleed to death </li></ul><ul><li>you would waste away to nothing </li></ul>Your liver has the ability to manufacture various substances in your body.
Just like a warehouse, your liver has the ability to store various substances. <ul><li>The liver will store: </li></ul><ul><li>iron </li></ul><ul><li>vitamins </li></ul><ul><li>minerals </li></ul><ul><li>sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Without a healthy liver: </li></ul><ul><li>you wouldn't have the strength to carry on </li></ul><ul><li>you would go into a coma </li></ul>
The Liver Also Has the Ability To…… … ..help defend you against the "germ warfare" going in your body all the time.
Help you burn fat The Liver Also Has the Ability To……
What Are You Feeding Me? The Liver Needs Food In Order To Perform Optimally
Why Are So Many People Today Overweight? <ul><li>Eat too much </li></ul><ul><li>Eat too much of the wrong things </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Poor liver function </li></ul>
Carbohydrates Carbohydrate Intake Glucose + Insulin = Energy Good <ul><li>Too much glucose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Store it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make fat and cholesterol </li></ul></ul>Blood Sugar Can be bad
Insulin When you eat carbohydrates (sugar) your body produces insulin. High blood sugar -> High Insulin Moderate blood sugar -> Moderate insulin
Weight Loss & Insulin – The Connection <ul><li>Difficult to lose weight with high insulin levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Only way to regulate insulin levels effectively is through the foods you eat. </li></ul><ul><li>Must have a healthy liver in order to lose weight. </li></ul>
The Liver is Your Chief Fat Burning Organ The majority of the fat goes to the liver before your body can use it as fuel.
C.R.O.N.I Calorie Restriction with Optimal Nutritional Intake Weight Loss Is All About Hormones
<ul><li>Activity: What and how much? </li></ul><ul><li>Food: What and how much? </li></ul><ul><li>Stress: Do you eat when stressed? </li></ul><ul><li>Age and Health status ? </li></ul>Take An Honest Look At Your……
Healthy Overweight Obese Underweight Are You Overweight?
BMI is one of the primary risk factors for disease and death. As a person's BMI increases the risk for many diseases increases 1 . Conferees advocate use of Body Mass Index (BMI) as the best determinant for overweight/obesity in the clinical setting 2 . BMI and Your Health 1. Calle EE. et al. BMI and mortality in prospective cohort of U.S. adults. New England Journal of Medicine 1999;3411097-1105 2. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Conference on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Washington, DC, August 25-26, 2002:
Consumption of supplements containing phytochemicals will only provide selected components in a concentrated form, not the diversity of compounds that occur naturally in foods. 1 Can’t I Just Take a Pill Containing These Phytonutrients?
The Power of Fruits and Vegetables Our bodies are very complex and so should be our food .
Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer………… …… account for nearly 2/3 of all deaths in the United States. Circulation. 2004; 109:3244-3255 The Three Leading Causes of Death
By Dr. Tim Byers and Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, American Cancer Society Diet and exercise are among the most important factors in a person’s risk for developing cancer. One third of all cancer deaths are related to diet and activity factors 1 . Why is diet such a big factor? Diet and Cancer <ul><li>Too many calories </li></ul><ul><li>Malnutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Toxins in our foods and in the environment </li></ul>
Although people with diabetes can prevent or delay complications by keeping blood glucose levels close to normal, preventing or delaying the development of type 2 diabetes in the first place is even better. The results of a major federally funded study, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), show how to do so. This study of 3,234 people at high risk for diabetes showed that moderate diet and exercise resulting in a 5- to 7-percent weight loss can delay and possibly prevent type 2 diabetes. The results showed that people in the lifestyle modification group reduced their risk of getting type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. Average weight loss in the first year of the study was 15 pounds. Lifestyle modification was even more effective in those 60 and older. They reduced their risk by 71 percent. Diabetes Prevention Program Study of 3,234 people at high risk for diabetes found that people in the lifestyle modification group reduced their risk of getting type 2 diabetes by 58%. Average weight loss in the first year of the study was 15 lbs. Lifestyle modification was even more effective in those 60 and older. They reduced their risk by 71%. National Institute of Health Publication No. 04–4805 April 2004 Can Type II Diabetes Be Prevented?
Heart disease kills more Americans each year than any other disease or illness. It is important to understand what makes heart disease so common and how one can reduce the chances of having heart disease. Heart disease can be silent (no symptoms) in some persons. You may not be aware of heart disease until you have a heart attack (also known as a myocardial infarction ). More than 2600 Americans die every day from cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) disease. The August 20,2003,issue of JAMA includes several articles about risk factors for heart disease. A risk factor is something that makes you more likely to have a disease, illness or medical problem. Some risk factors are modifiable (can be made better). Other risk factors, such as age and genetics (family history), cannot be changed. <ul><li>Obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>High cholesterol or abnormal blood lipids </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>Sedentary lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking </li></ul>( JAMA . 2003; 290: 980) Published in JAMA : August 20, 2003 Modifiable Risk Factors for Heart Disease
<ul><li>Lifestyle Modifications </li></ul><ul><li>Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, low in saturated fats, and low in total fat content can help to lower cholesterol to healthful levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging in regular exercise for at least 30 minutes each day lowers cholesterol levels and prevents type 2 diabetes, lowers risk of heart disease, and reduces or maintains weight. Regular physical activity (such as walking) is a cornerstone of treatment for high cholesterol and related health problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Losing excess body weight can lower cholesterol levels. Controlling weight by reducing caloric intake and introducing daily exercise has many beneficial effects, including reducing risk for diabetes, heart attack and some cancers. </li></ul><ul><li>Stopping smoking is important because tobacco products damage blood vessels, making it easier for cholesterol to form plaques. </li></ul>Controlling weight by reducing caloric intake and introducing daily exercise has many beneficial effects, including reducing risk for diabetes, heart attack and some cancers. Journal of the American Medical Association: May 12, 2004; 291:2276
Being Overweight + Toxicity = Serious Consequences <ul><li>BMI is a marker for chronic disease, disability, and symptoms of disease </li></ul><ul><li>BMI predicts a future that includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical distress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Altered lifestyle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for caregiver support </li></ul></ul>For a healthier future: Focus today on reducing the weight and eliminating the toxins! What Have We Learned So Far?
Dr. Bob Arnot’s Revolutionary Weight Control Program The Cabbage Soup Diet Dr. Atkin’s New Diet Revolution Sugar Busters! Protein Power Fad Diets: The Truth
<ul><li>1960 Drinking Man’s Diet Steak and Wine </li></ul><ul><li>1967 Dr. Stillman’s Diet </li></ul><ul><li>1972 Dr. Atkin’s Diet </li></ul><ul><li>1973 Richard Simmons Fitness Guru </li></ul><ul><li>1978 Scarsdale Diet </li></ul><ul><li>1979 Pritikin Diet </li></ul><ul><li>1980 Beverly Hills Diet </li></ul><ul><li>1981 Cabbage Soup Diet </li></ul><ul><li>1988 Optifast Liquid Diet </li></ul><ul><li>1991 Protein Power </li></ul><ul><li>1991 Fen Phen Diet Pill </li></ul><ul><li>1997 Fen Phen pulled from market </li></ul>Do You Remember……….
CRONI So What Is The Answer? <ul><li>Reduce the amount of food you eat. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the quality of the food you eat. </li></ul>
Some Potential Benefits of Healthy Weight Reduction <ul><li>Lowering of insulin and blood sugar levels </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular risk reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Blood pressure control </li></ul><ul><li>Lowering of VLDL and LDL cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>Elevating HDL cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer risk reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Inflammation reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting Growth Hormone production </li></ul><ul><li>Removing stored toxins </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing arthritic symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>Improved sleep </li></ul><ul><li>+ + + </li></ul>
Cancer Gallbladder Disease Hyper-tension NIDDM Heart Disease Stroke Sleep Apnea Obesity Health Risks Remember: Being Overweight Is Not Just About the Weight Abnormal Lipid Profile Arthritis Varicose Veins Hysterec-tomy Back Pain Fatigue Increased Mortality
Where Do You Begin? <ul><li>Obesity/BMI </li></ul><ul><li>Blood Sugar Regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Blood Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Chronic Inflammation </li></ul><ul><li>Proper Detoxification </li></ul><ul><li>Maximizing Energy Production </li></ul><ul><li>Maximizing Immune Function </li></ul><ul><li>Maximizing GI Function </li></ul>Address the Modifiable Risk Factors of Aging
Purification / Rejuvenation A comprehensive program designed to restore vitality and health
<ul><li>Incorporates healthy eating habits </li></ul><ul><li>No elimination of key food groups </li></ul><ul><li>High in antioxidants </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve the proper body composition </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of Bio-Junk food/trans fats </li></ul><ul><li>No need to eliminate snacking </li></ul><ul><li>Gentle </li></ul><ul><li>It is based on your bodies physiology </li></ul>Why Does The Program Work?
Weight loss is about hormones and your bodies ability to act on them! Why Does The Program Work?
Why does the program work? Low to Moderate Insulin High Insulin
SP Purification Puts You In The Zone High Carbohydrate Diets High Protein Diets Good Omega 6 : Omega 3 Ratio Good Insulin to Glucagon ratio Good Protein to Carbohydrate Ratio Elevated Insulin Insufficient Protein Elevated Glucagon Insufficient Carbohydrates
<ul><li>Positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Are you ready to change? </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation: Internal not external </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health: Healthy weight not lowest weight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self esteem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eat for the long haul; Choose a life-long plan </li></ul>Lifelong Healthy Weight
Here’s the magic Eating for good health and eating to control weight are virtually the same.
What Will You Have To Do? <ul><li>Eat a well balanced diet </li></ul><ul><li>Have 2-3 delicious Whole Food based shakes per day </li></ul><ul><li>Take whole food based nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly appointments for three weeks then reduced based on the case and the personal needs of the patient </li></ul><ul><li>Follow my recommendations and lifestyle guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a food diary and exercise log </li></ul>
Lifestyle changes <ul><li>Be realistic - Small changes over time </li></ul><ul><li>Be adventurous - Expand your tastes </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible - Balance food and activity over several days </li></ul><ul><li>Be sensible - Enjoy all food in moderation </li></ul><ul><li>Be active - Walk the dog, don’t just watch the dog walk </li></ul>
The choice is yours You are a reflection of your choices. Your life and health habits are yours alone to make. The choice is yours. Be the best you can be. Not making the correct choices does have an effect on your health!