At the end of part two I gave this warning:
It won’t happen over night… the fix. the cure. You did not get sick immediately so the reverse is true…. but you can get better. Sadly I read people writing ‘I tried that and it didn’t work’ …… how long did it take for the damage to occur? How long will it take for all the cells in your body to regenerate and the healthier ones to outnumber the diseased one? How long is a piece of string?
Tiz a silly question that – how long is a piece of string. I remember from my childhood asking my Dad how long this or that would take. Usually he would use that phrase by way of an answer. Occasionally he would confound me though and reply ‘how long was a China Man’! All in good fun.
Of course it is the eternal question isn’t it – and we all want the answer. Even when we have a seriously ill loved one we know is not long for this life – we will ask the doctor attending ‘how long’? The answer of course is ‘no one knows for sure’.
Turning seriously now to the subject at hand – health and healing, for those of us who have damaged our bodies at the cellular level it can be quite some time before we see improvements when we attend to our own health. Obviously I am speaking about doing this as naturally as possible. I will never tell you to stop taking your prescribed medications. What I will tell you thought is that I believe, the need for these medications should become less as you treat your body with love and respect – giving it what we have spoken of before ‘premium fuel’ – good nourishment.
There are many differing reports of how quickly the body heals at the cellular level. Different cells reproduce at different rates. The whole intent and purpose is to get the smaller amount of healthy cells that remain to reproduce well, and in time they will, as is absolutely necessary – outnumber the sick and mutated cells in your body. You will slowly regain your health.
The cells are fed as they take in vitamins and minerals and healthy fats and hormones which circulate in your blood stream. These have been obtained from the foods you have eaten and digested. (Poor digestion is another issue altogether – it takes time to heal a leaky gut). Put poor quality food into your system and it will be poor quality nutrition which is absorbed by your cells.
More and more these days we are reading about how people were misled in years past to change to eating a diet composed of low fats and high carbohydrates. Time has not been kind to those who have stuck to this regime.
The Defatting of the Planet
Once the food industry jumped on the bandwagon after the McGovern Report was issued and various food decrees were mandated by the Diet Associations and Heart Health Organisations, (there was money to be made by all concerned), the supermarket food shelves became bloated with defatted products. Milk suddenly became evil if you drank it as per nature intended, straight from the cow – even if via the refrigerator. It had to be defatted!
Yoghurt – the darling of the health food industry suddenly became a risk to your arteries if it wasn’t defatted too. Fat was seen as a thick gloopy substance that was portrayed as hardening in your arteries and causing strokes and heart attacks.
Cholesterol became a filthy dirty word – and everyman and his dog could quote you their cholesterol numbers. Food cholesterol counts suddenly became of vital importance – the innuendo being that if you ate the stuff it would put your cholesterol count higher. The opposite being food which contained no cholesterol was simply divine for you to eat in large quantities!
Just as a matter of interest which foods contain no cholesterol? The answer of course is food that does NOT come from animals. So that means vegetables, fruits and grains, seeds , nuts and legumes.
The entire planet went cholesterol crazy after the McGovern Report was put into a usable model. Ancel Keyes had persuaded a few influential people that cholesterol caused heart disease….. many disagreed with him (link) but they did not have the influence he had. His theory (unproven as it was) won the day and the eat low-fat to save your lifemantra won out! The rest as they say – is history and probably the reason you are sick at the cellular level today.
In 1977 when the McGovern report was issued and dietary goals were set the American public (and shortly thereafter the entire world) learned:
“Artery clogging” saturated fats, whose strings of carbon atoms are fully saturated with hydrogen atoms, were said to be especially bad. Animal fat (meat, milk, eggs, butter and cheese) and tropical oils (coconut and palm oil) contain saturated fats. Health authorities advised the American public to avoid them and replace saturated fats with carbohydrates and processed polyunsaturated vegetable oils — soybean, corn, cottonseed, canola, peanut, safflower, and sunflower oils”.
Then things really started moving:
“In 1984, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer advocacy group, joined the fray and started to coerce fast-food restaurants and food companies to stop frying food with animal fats and tropical oils. McDonald’s fried its French fries with beef fat and palm oil. That’s why they tasted so good. But CSPI’s well-orchestrated saturated frying fat attack forced MacDonald’s and other fast-food chains to switch to partially hydrogenated (trans-fat) vegetable oil.
In 1992, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its Food Guide Pyramid. The “pyramid” arranges food in various groups and stacks them in pyramidal parts that convey the message, “Fat is bad” and “Carbs are good.” Fats and oils are placed in the small top portion of the pyramid and labelled “Use sparingly.” Carbohydrate-rich bread, cereal, rice, and pasta fill up the bottom space to be consumed in abundant amounts, “6—11 servings” a day. Further up, fruit, also high in carbohydrates, is accorded “2—4 servings”; whereas the group that includes meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts is allowed only “2—3 servings.” (source)
In all honesty over the last thirty or so years there have been attempts made at tweaking the food pyramid – even changing its shape etc. But the bottom line has remained that fats are bad and carbs are good. Which is 100% incorrect!
Learn what carbohydrates do in and during digestion. Remember the human body needs glucose as its main energy source.
“We can only store a day or two of carbs.” The carbohydrates in food are digested into small pieces—either glucose or a sugar that is easily converted to glucose—that can be absorbed through the small intestine’s walls. After a quick stop in the liver, glucose enters the circulatory system, causing blood glucose levels to rise. The body’s cells gobble up this mealtime bounty of glucose more readily than fat, says Wylie-Rosett.
Once the cells have had their fill of glucose, the liver stores some of the excess for distribution between meals should blood glucose levels fall below a certain threshold. If there is leftover glucose beyond what the liver can hold, it can be turned into fat for long-term storage so none is wasted. (source)
POINT: excess carbohydrates which have been turned into glucose are stored as FAT. It matters not how many different websites you visit to check this fact – it doesn’t change one iota. Your cells burn glucose. When they have taken in all they can use, the remainder is stored as fat. All carbohydrate foods consumed by you are converted into glucose for use by the cells in your body. Fat does not get converted into glucose and neither do proteins.
The fat is bad for you noise has reached such a terrific level, (when they say fat is bad they mean animal fat – saturated fat) that even food giants like MacDonald’s and KFC succumbed to the bugle call and switched over to liquid polyunsaturated cooking fats for frying their foods. Saturated fats have become and remain right now devilishly wicked foodstuffs according to governments and health authorities. It is imperative you know this is a lie and that the human body needs them to produce healthy cells.
In Part Four we will discuss why the heavily promoted use of
polyunsaturated fats and the massive increase in the
consumption of grains have harmed your body.
Disclaimer: Before starting any new diet and exercise program please check with your doctor and clear any exercise and/or diet changes with them before beginning. I am not a doctor or registered dietitian. I do not claim to cure any cause, condition or disease. I do not provide medical aid or nutrition for the purpose of health or disease nor claim to be a doctor or dietitian.
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