How I lost 25 pounds in weeks and felt healthier than ever before, even after a DVT and a stroke by using the The Optimal Health Recovery Diet. How and why this system seems to also always works for others and the most likely reasons why other approaches fail or are not sustainable.
By Will Harmony, staff writer
We are constantly bombarded with conflicting and inconclusive reports as if scientific study is simply a matter of opinion, or that in spite of our best and brightest mind’s attempts to truly understand the problem and facilitate a definitive solution. The Weight loss industry, alone, constitutes a $500 billion industry worldwide, which is plenty of incentive to succeed short term, but fall short of being a solution that succeeds in such a manner as to eliminate future revenue.
I know from my experience, that, even if I ate what I had come to believe was a healthy diet, I was still growing a “beer belly” even though I don’t drink beer, and even though I exercised too, my blood pressure was beginning to creep toward hypertension. So what was going on? Was it genetics? I was always asked if I had weight issues such as obesity, cancer, high blood pressure, etc. in my family’s history, so was my genetics to blame? Since I was exercising and eating well according to official suggestions by our government, it looked like I was heading toward blood pressure meds and according to the size of my beer belly, I was already at increased risk of heart attack and stroke, so what was I to do?
As it turns out there are many missing pieces of the puzzle that have entered into the public mind that seem to actually foster confusion. So, regardless of how that occurs the first thing we have to do is step out of the mainstream so that we are not pulled along by the existing stream of confusion, and at least imagine that unlike the premise that our fate is merely in our genetics (or the stars) and that exercising harder, starvation, medical surgeries, or pharmaceutical interventions are the only options open to us.
We see tons of articles such as “Obesity Still Rising in the US Despite Push to Eat Healthy, CDC Finds” by ABC news, and more currently it is being shown that “Central Obesity” another name for an otherwise normal body weight except for having a beer belly. Which used to be looked on as something more of a cosmetic and image issue, but now is clearly shown to be a serious health risk for cardiovascular disease, as well as death by heart attack or stroke.
How I dealt with these issues, and today, do not need any medicines for blood pressure because it is now very normal. I have no high cholesterol, no high blood sugar, no insulin resistance, and only exercise roughly 15 min 3 or more times a week to maintain a truly healthy body shape and feeling of fitness. Also see Ending Illness At The Source Part 1.
What I discovered specifically is that though I was eating plenty, I was not being satiated, I was not really connecting with my hunger or enjoying my food fully or eating enough good FATS and, as a result, my body did not get the “leptin” it needs an a chemical response to tell my body it got enough food neurologically or chemically, resulting in the switch being thrown into the survival mode due to hunger, even though by volume I was eating plenty.
One thing I did was was to stop watching TV while I was eating, to really “Slow Down” and enjoy and properly chew my food. The first two months I ate much more food by volume than I previously did and I ate significantly more good fats such as lots of avocados and organic coconut oil.
So what diet specifically was used for this rapid weight loss I mentioned? Well if you bumped into this article you will notice it has changed, because after many years of actual testing and what worked and what I stayed with I have found this is what works the best. That system is the Plant Paradox as developed by Dr. Steven Gundry.
How to Stay Healthy Until You’re 105 (It’s In Your Gut) | Dr. Steven Gundry on Health Theory
Initially, I did not follow one specific diet, it took many years (over 5 years), of trial and error to determine what foods I reacted to (inflammatory such as Lectins), and which food I was outright allergic to (again for me that is mostly lectins), not to mention which ones would keep me healthy and free from such things as; cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, leaky gut, brain fog, depression, fatigue and just about every other health defeating condition one can cite.
I have adopted the philosophy that a plant-based diet not only is healthy in a general sense, but also has the ability to reverse disease and prevent its onset.
No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG. I’ll use raw olive oil, and rarely even cook with olive oil. I only usually cook with avocado or coconut oil. I use Himalayan pink salt, no iodized salt.
No white sugar, no artificial sweeteners such as aspartame etc. The optimal sweeteners are honey, maple syrup and stevia. I only use pure stevia like the kind Sweet Leaf Brand sells. No MSG, Aspartame, flavor enhancers, that means no soda or boxed/processed foods generally.
Dr. Russell Blaylock – MSG, Aspartame, Flavor Enhancers – Talk, Lecture, Documentary – (Health Food)
Until next time – Will Harmony