“If there is a known single marker for long life, as found in the centenarian and animal studies, it’s low insulin levels”.-Ron Rosedale MD
Caffeine spikes cortisol.
Lack of sleep also spikes cortisol .
Stress spikes cortisol .
Over training spikes cortisol.
Any kind of mental or physical shock or stress will cause cortisol to spike sharply.
High Cortisol creates a leaky gut…..even if your eating Paleo….
Leaky gut allows things from your bowels into your bloodstream, that shouldn’t get in.
Relaxing, meditation, and night time cause cortisol to fall.
Not a single human clinical trial on the effects of GMO crops has ever been published. We are the experiment or “guinea pigs”. Anyone that says to you, “oh we know that GMO’S is perfectly safe”, is either unbelievably stupid or deliberately lying to you.(Rich Food, Poor Food)This is why I was in such disbelief, that GMO labeling failed in California. People are much more concerned with the cost of food,( allowing scare tactics advertising up to the vote)than long term health. If people only bought organic foods, than prices will drop. We vote with our dollars, and only loss of profits will force change in big food companies.
A Twinkie has 150 calories
A serving of avocado has 150 calories.
But the Twinkie will cause metabolic damage, while the avocado promotes it. Do you see why the calories in/calories out weight loss theory is dangerous? People are getting sick, just by counting calories. The type of food matters.
A problem with the people of this country is we want things, and we want them NOW. It seems we slowly progressed to this state. I think it’s just the way things are. Modern technology trains our minds, to always have things immediately. In the old days we would have to go look for a phone booth if we were out on the road to make a call. Now you just use your smartphone. Fast! In the old days, if we wanted to look up what a Millipede was, we would have to go to the library, borrow a book, and read up on it. Now we have Google, and can get the results we need in an instant. You see my point?
Well what does this have to do with diet and health? A lot. OUR MINDS are trained to have instant results. We get it every day. One of the biggest problems I see when people go on a Paleo type diet is the lack in INSTANT results. People want a pill, or a surgery that will make them look like they did in high school, and they want it NOW.
Now I was overweight, sick, mentally drained, etc., before I went on a Paleo Diet. It took me years to get to that condition. After doing Paleo for about 2 years now, I have lost my weight (39 pounds), my lipid panels’ are great, my stomach acid/bloat issues have gone away, and my mind has cleared up, but I know I am not there yet. I still sometimes crave sugar, and love to eat late at night. I also know I may be allergic to some of the foods I may be eating, so I am still working on it. I’ve learned patience. I know it takes time. I will get there!
I see it happening again and again. People try the paleo diet. Maybe a week? Maybe even a few weeks? Most only last a few days. They don’t see instant results, and they say it doesn’t work. They give up. Then they turn to that miracle pill to get them results. That won’t work. Only good food can get you weight loss and health at the same time. So this is a real problem. When talk to family and friends about Paleo, I make sure they know it is going to take time for good things to happen. I tell them again. And again. I pound it into their head. When they get to the point where they are feeling good, got rid of the medications they were on, and maybe dropping some pounds, then BINGO, the paleo diet shines, and they are hooked for life….;)
Pumpkin Almond Butter Brownies
2 cups Almond Butter
1 1/2 cups Canned Pumpkin
2/3 cup Honey
2 tsp Baking Soda
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
I tried this, it was good….:)
Happy New year all, 2013.