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In this interview, Dr. McDougall discusses his thoughts on transitioning to a starch based lifestyle. He discusses some common topics and answers these questions: 1) What changes do you see in your 10 day program within the body once you begin to do this? Eating starch based, what are the benefits to the body? 2)Why is it important for a person to let their doctor know that they are participating in a 10 day plant based challenge? Would you recommend doing bloodwork before you being? 3) 4. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard you say The Fat you eat is the fat you wear. So many defend their oil and say you need it for the brain to function properly. What is the best response to these people… But I also want to understand the science behind fats for the brain. 4) Another concern is I will become anemic eating this way. Can this diet make you anemic and if so, what can you do? 5) 9. Questions have arose in my past challenges on MWL….so who better to ask than you? In your book, you want us to stay away from processed foods, pasta, sugar, flour etc. but yet… in the book you have a breakfast recipe for couscous and allow rice cakes. Would you share your thoughts?
Carole Klawansky hit 349.8 and her BMI was 56.5, class 3 super obese. She has since lost almost 200 pounds and wants to reach a BMI of 22.9 and is almost there! She started struggling with food issues since her early teens and is going to share her story. Questions Tell us about growing up. Did you and your family face obesity issues? Talk about your addictions… What impact did they have on your life? The last time you flew was in 2009...tell me about that experience...and flying at that size What other issues did you have to deal with being that overweight? Before you began your plant based journey….What health issues were you faced with? So how did you learn about being plant based? What made you change? What was your ah-ha moment where the light bulb clicked? Did the doctors support you to change your diet? What did your doctors say or do for you along this journey? Do you have loose skin? Has your skin gone down? What made you want to change? You mentioned that intermittent fasting was a game changer for you… tell me about that! What are you most proud of? Gives a day in the life of Carole…. What do you eat in a day? What advice can you give to those who are just starting out plant based?
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Part II - The Cheese Trap - Dr. Barnard will answer….. 1. Share with us Joey Vento’s story and what happened to him. 2. I'm having just a sprinkle of cheese here and there, doesn't matter? Will it have an impact on me? 3. I know we discussed in our last interview about how much fat there is in cheese….so how does it actually pack on the pounds?? 4. In relationship to our body, what is the issue with eating the extreme high amounts of fat in cheese? 5. You discussed that a scientist in Louisiana ask 10 healthy men to follow a high-fat diet. What was the results? 6. We discussed in the last video, that cheese contains a phenomenal amount of salt. What impact does this have on our body? 7. When I did eat cheese… I could’t stop. I could literally eat a 1000 calories…no problem. But I doubt I could eat 1000 calories of plant based foods. Why? 8. You mention in your book that fatty foods make your digestive track wall more permeable so that calorie packed molecules can slip through and pass into your bloodstream. Would you explain this ….as this just blows my mind! 9. in one of your studies, you tested the effects of getting away from cheese and other animal products. Would you share what you did in this study? 10. How did the metabolism change for these people? How did you measure it? 11. Why do you think the metabolism was able to change? 12. In 2004, 32% of Americans were obese and by 2014 it had risen to 38%. Everyone was pointing at sugar. Was this the underlying cause? 13. What about the Atkins diet? People saw results, but is this a healthy choice? 14. Now that we know about the Cheese trap… thanks to you and your book… what doesn’t everyone throw out the cheese and slim down?
Join www.sqweightloss.com Visit at www.StarchQueens.net Subscribe Youtube Channel – Starch Queens Tonight's topic is Fasting... Special guest - Dr. Frank Sabatino www.balanceforlifeflorida.com Runs the Balance for Life Retreat Program in Deerfield Beach, Florida. This Retreat is a lifestyle education center specializing in plant-based vegan nutrition, health rejuvenation, stress management, therapeutic fasting and detoxification. Dr. Sabatino is a Chiropractic physician who also has a Ph.D. in cell biology and neuroendocrinology. While at the University of Texas School of Medicine, he did extensive research on calorie restriction, stress and aging, and has published a number of major papers in the fields of cell biology, aging, endocrinology and neuroscience. Thank you for joining us tonight! Tell us about your program Balance for life. You have a great retreat week beginning Jan 5-9 with the National Health Association. Share with us what is going on there! What is Fasting? What are the health benefits of fasting? As you begin to burn fat and the toxins are released, what are the ways that it is expressed in the body? What can you do to help facilitate the removal of these toxins? What is the difference between fasting and intermittent fasting When is it better to fast or juice? Starch Queen Member Laura Wing asks... How long is it safe to water fast without being at a fasting center? Specifically, how long could I fast before anemia could potentially become an issue? My physician suggested frequent days of blended greens only, but water fasting is easier for me and more effective for healing. Deborah Baly When I did a water fast at True North I developed bile reflux which was extremely painful and I had to end the fast at 4 days. What do you think this meant? Was my gall bladder over active possibly because I ate too much fat in my diet before the fast? Is there any way to correlate what comes up in a fast with what is going on in your body/physiology? Starch Queen Member Lisa Sin asks... I am very interested in intermittent fasting. I know there are different variations of it. I have been doing a feeding window of 4 hours. Is it easier not to eat at all? Just have water, tea? What I mean is.. by eating am I setting up my self to want more. Or would it be best just to go for maybe 3 days with just clear liquids . How would my body benefit the best? Starch Queen Member Beth Kramer Mazer asks... Sometimes when I have put on a few lbs, I have the temptation to do a few days of a juice "cleanse" or "fast" to restart myself and to lose weight fast. (However, even though I get tempted to try what might be a quick-fix, I never really opt for this.) Is this something that might be helpful for a "reset" after eating too much/going off plan/gaining a few...or is it better to just get back onto a regular SOFAS free WFPB plan (which is what I always end up doing)? Starch Queen Member Deborah Baly asks… Can one intermittent fast for too long? Dr. Walter Longo at USC recommends 12-13 hours and says there are studies that show longer fasts can cause gallbladder issues. Starch Queen Member Beth Kramer Mazer asks... Intermittent fasting - My natural pattern of late is to have about a 8-10 hour "feeding window." Is this a short enough window to get any benefit from Intermittent fasting or is it preferred to tighten these hours up? What is the optimal number of hours to intermittent fast per day? Starch Queen MemberFran Batzer asks... Does brushing your teeth break the IF? What are the top benefits of IF? Can you over eat in the feeding window if you are only eating WFPB sofas free? Does tea, or lemon water or supplements break the fast? Starch Queen Member Fran Batzer asks... Can Intermittent fasting cause triglycerides to go up? Mine are at 233, my Total cholesterol is at 246, HDL 65, LDL 152, VLDL 47 Starch Queen MemberFran Batzer asks... Can eating a high carb, low fat diet raise triglycerides? Sandra Garber asks.. Can you water fast if you are diabetic (unmedicated - but uncontrolled)? I’m trying to get my blood glucose down quickly.
Todays topics include
• What apps do you use?
• Have you ever tracked your micronutrients?
• Is it worth the time it takes to log daily food?
• Best Foods to Improve Sexual Function
• Top Toxic Beauty Ingredients to Avoid
concerns about genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
• One study found a GMO crop protein in people, detected in 93 percent of blood samples from pregnant women, 80 percent from umbilical cord blood, and 69 percent from nonpregnant women.
o The protein in question is an insecticide produced by Bt bacteria whose gene was inserted into the DNA of corn to create so-called Bt corn,
o incorporated into animal feed.
• Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soybeans are the number-one GM crop, engineered to be resistant to the herbicide Roundup (also sold by Monsanto), which allows farmers to spray crops to kill weeds while leaving the soy standing.
• Researchers tested Roundup on human placental tissue and found that at the concentration sprayed on crops, the pesticides did indeed have toxic effects on human tissue.
• should we avoid soybeans since they are the most prevalent GM crop? No,
o soy consumption has been associated with lower breast cancer risk and improved breast cancer survival.
• Standard American meals, rich in processed junk and meat and dairy, lead to exaggerated spikes in sugar and fat in the blood.
• generates free radicals, and a biochemical cascade throughout our circulation, damaging proteins in our body, inducing inflammation, crippling our artery function, thickening our blood, and causing a fight-or-flight nerve response.
• This all happens within just couple hours after eating a meal.
• Inflammation may play a role in premature aging, periodontal disease, obesity, skin aging, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease among many other chronic health concerns.
• Antioxidant-rich diets appear to protect against stroke by preventing the circulation of oxidized fats in the bloodstream that may damage the sensitive walls of small blood vessels in the brain
o They can also help decrease artery stiffness, prevent blood clots from forming, and lower blood pressure and inflammation.
• Studies have shown that consuming more fruits and vegetables may not only halt progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
o emphysema and chronic bronchitis, but appears to improve lung function,
• risks of suffering from allergic asthma may be halved by eating two or more servings of vegetables a day.
• What about our mental health?
o arachidonic acid, that is blamed for potentially impairing mood by inflaming the brain.
o top-five sources: chicken, eggs, beef, pork, and fish,
• chicken and eggs alone contribute more than the other top sources combined.
o people with higher levels of arachidonic acid in their blood significantly higher risk of suicide and major depression.
o eating the Standard American Diet – 9X more arachidonic acid than those eating plant-based diets.
Best Foods to Improve Sexual Function
• What are some “[p]ill-free ways to improve your sex life”? “
o Exercise, quit smoking,” don’t drink too much, don’t weigh too much, and eat a healthy diet.”
• “Sexual function in women is [also] significantly affected by [coronary artery disease],” atherosclerotic narrowing of blood flow through our arteries, including the arteries that supply our pelvis.
• high cholesterol may mean “lower arousal, orgasm, lubrication, and satisfaction,” and the same with high blood pressure.
So, a more plant-based diet may help with sexual functioning.
• same with men: a significant improvement in international Index of Erectile Function scores. each additional daily serving of fruit[s or] vegetable[s]” may reduce the risk of ED by 10%.
• we’re used to seeing changes in inflammatory markers—over weeks, months, or years.
o But, people don’t realize that the level of inflammation in our bodies can change after a single meal.
o pro-inflammatory signaling molecule in our bodies called interleukin-18,
• level of “Interleukin-18 [in the blood] is a Strong Predictor of Cardiovascular Death…”