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The Parrots are the Problem

Scientists already know how to keep us lean-for-life but the popular press misinterprets most of what they say.

The cause of the weight and health problem is given as its solution! Although there have been attempts by nutritional authors to give you the full story about what is required to become lean-for-life and energized, most of their plans lack critical insight. By following incorrect nutritional recommendations, many of us have harmed our metabolisms. Improper nutrition has made us ill and overweight. We’ve become perpetually sick, overweight, and exhausted as a result.

Did you realize that when your body stores excess carbohydrates (sugar) as fat it is saving your life? It’s true. Your body is removing the sugar from your blood, since the sugar in your blood is regulated to very tight tolerances. Unfortunately, once removed from the blood, the sugar is stored as body fat. You’r fatter but still alive.

Look closely at the “facts” about what you “believe is correct” concerning eating habits, diet, and exercise, compared to the scientific facts.

In nutrition, science and “conventional wisdom” are at odds. Other fields like physics, engineering, or construction would never allow “conventional wisdom” to trump science. If what sounded right was used as fact, buildings would routinely collapse, televisions would blow up in your face and telephones would never work. There would be public outrage. But when it comes to our health, we seem to get absolutely nowhere. We are deluged almost daily with information on how sick, diabetic, and overweight everye is, yet the “solutions” provided are damaging our health or are just plain worthless. once you discover the science of how you really work, based on simple human physiology and biochemistry, becoming lean-for-life and energized is very easy.

The misinterpretation goes something like this:

A (scientist) to B: “According to Voet’s Biochemistry and other medical textbooks dietary fat CANNOT become body fat. The calorie theory is unscientific and misleading. But excess body fat is bad for people.”

B: “I know.”

B to C (nutritionist): “Too much body fat is bad for people.”

C: “Then we should tell everyone to eat low-fat”.

C to D (press): “We must stay away from fat because it’s bad!”

D: “Eating fat will kill you!”

Mass Media Reports: “If you eat fat you will get fat. Let’s have a walk-a-thon so everyone will know about the danger of dietary fat!”

We really must put an end to “parroting” misinformation.

To learn more about this and more, please visit http://www.brianpeskin.com or pick up a copy of “The 24-Hour Diet” today from Professor Peskin’s website.

Natural Fats Provide Healthy Flavor

This fact is essential if you want to become lean-for-life with boundless energy. “Fat-free” is food industry code meaning that sugar has been added to replace the flavor lost by removing the fat. [As] with egg whites, you find that by themselves they are tasteless, but by adding the yolk they become delicious. The fat marbling in the steak is what makes it “prime” and tasty. Why do you think the highly marbled Japanese Kobe beef is so delicious?! Cheese is loaded with flavor because of its high fat content. Take out the fat and you are left with tasteless “no-fat cheese”. (How this product can legally be called cheese escapes me!)

Natural fats come in many varieties. There are saturated fats like those found in butter and coconut oil. There are monounsaturated fats like those found in olive oil. And there are polyunsaturated fats like those found in sunflower oil, evening primrose oil, canola oil, and flax oil. There are only two particular types of fat that the body CAN’T MAKE, called parent omega-6 and parent omega-3. They are called the healthy essential oils, meaning that your body can’t make them on its own; we must get them on a regular basis from foods.

Much of my research focuses on these Parent Essential Oils, which I term “PEOs”. Because so many foods have been adulterated and had their nutrients destroyed through food processing, many people choose a supplement to obtain these unadulterated essential fats. PEOs play an essential role in the “24-Hour Diet”.

For more information on this topic, please read the section titled, “Importance of Special Fats Called PEOs” in my book, “The 24-Hour Diet”. You can get a copy by ordering through http://www.brianpeskin.com.

Margarine vs Real Butter

February 20, 2010 Leave a comment

The Professor’s NEWSFLASH!

Prior to the advent and huge rise in margarine (and other hydrogenated oil) use:

• Death rates from Heart Disease & Cancer were at only 3%.

• Obesity was at only 5%.

• Diabetes was practically nonexistent!

The strong case against margarine:

Eating margarine (and other trans-fats), not getting enough of the critical healthy essential oils (EFAs), along with high sugar consumption and lack of sufficient protein in our diets has caused an epidemic of disease and ill health in this country and around the world. Margarine plays a key role in our deteriorating health because it is unnatural – our bodies are not designed to use it. A plastics engineer would call margarine “plastic food,” – meaning that margarine’s molecular structure resembles a low-grade plastic. Margarine is not real food by any stretch of the imagination. If you leave margarine sitting out, no insect will touch it and it won’t spoil. They seem to know better than us what is edible and what isn’t.

Margarine contains a tremendous amount of harmful distorted EFAs called trans-fatty acids.1 Hydrogenation is the chemical addition of hydrogen to another chemical. When applied to oils, the process turns the healthy essential oils into dangerous trans-fatty acids, which are very unhealthy for humans.2 The process of hydrogenation requires a metal catalyst, like nickel, and is stopped when the margarine looks butter-like, without regard to the unnatural fat by-products, which have been produced.3 These by-products include trans-fatty acids, lipid peroxides and other potentially toxic compounds. Some large studies have been published, which suggest that ingestion of trans-fatty acids is considered a risk factor for heart disease.4 In 1956 Lancet published a 16-page article warning physicians of its dangers but few listened.

Trans-fatty acids can block the body’s ability to use healthy Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) in the production of eicosanoids and they lessen the transfer of the life-giving nutrient, oxygen, across cell membranes.5 Sufficient transfer of oxygen is crucial for cellular health, prevention of cancer, energy, and a healthy immune system.

In 1939, The American Journal of Cancer published that eating trans-fats produced cancer when skin was exposed to ultra-violet rays. Your skin needs unadulterated parent omega 6 EFAs (it contains NO omega3), but most people have been consuming trans-fats or excessive amounts of omega 3 instead, so their skin (and other tissues) are deficient in EFAs, causing it to be susceptible to UV rays that can lead to the development of cancer. It is important to understand that your skin doesn’t utilize omega 3 EFAs (like in fish or flax oils), which is one reason why I recommend a formula with a higher balance of organic, cold-pressed “parent” omega 6 than omega 3.

It is difficult to get undamaged parent omega 6 oils in your diet. Despite what you may read from popular health publications and “professionals” about omega 6 oils, ALL of my research clearly shows that nearly every bit of omega 6 in the foods we eat has been damaged in one fashion or another so that we absolutely need to get it in a high-quality supplement. The balance of parent omega 6 and 3 is crucial as well. Simply taking flax oil (I NEVER recommend fish oil – because it is excessive in harmful omega 3 derivatives) is not enough. Flax is excessive (unbalanced) in omega 3, and without enough unprocessed omega 6 there will be an imbalance. It is nearly impossible to avoid all trans-fats, so the best way to ensure your cells get the good oils you need is to take a high-quality supplement.

You can also expect vision-related problems when you consume too many trans-fats in your diet.6 This is because your eyes are supposed to contain healthy EFAs, but are getting the distorted oils instead. Studies show that the trans-fatty acids we eat do get incorporated into brain cell membranes, including the myelin sheath that insulates neurons. They replace the natural DHA in the membrane, which affects the electrical activity of the neuron. Trans-fatty acid molecules disrupt communication, setting the stage for cellular degeneration and diminished mental performance.7 This shows that EFA deficiency likely plays a key role in mental and emotional disorders from children to the elderly.

Researchers have found that trans-fats are more detrimental to the ability of blood vessels to dilate, a marker for Heart Disease risk. “This suggests that trans-fatty acids increase the risk of heart disease more than the intake of saturated fats,” concluded the scientists at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. It suggests that if French fries were cooked in saturated fat instead of in hydrogenated vegetable oils, they would probably be safer.8 It is important to note that even though margarine is promoted as “heart-healthy,”

The Professor’s NEWSFLASH!

Margarine eaters have twice the rate of heart disease as butter eaters.9

The actual numbers will prove to be much greater.

Now read about the truth about real, full-cream butter by downloading the rest of this highly informative Science Not Opinion e-Newsletter at: http://brianpeskin.com/newsletters/08margarine06.pdf  (pdf file).

To learn more, please visit www.brianpeskin.com  today. Your health will thank you!

The Low-Down on Arterial Plaque

June 2008

An atheroma is an accumulation and swelling in artery walls that is made up of cells, or cell debris, that contain lipids, cholesterol and fatty acids, calcium and a variable amount of fibrous connective tissue. In the context of heart or artery matters, atheromata are commonly referred to as atheromatous plaques. It is an unhealthy condition, but is found in most humans.

The plaque usually begins to accumulate in some children younger than one year of age, and by the time we reach adulthood; every single human has accumulated a substantial amount of plaque in their arteries. If left unchecked, this continual buildup in the arteries will restrict the arterial vessels leading to the heart, and result in heart disease, the number one killer in America.

The drug companies have capitalized on this by developing cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins that they claim will lower our levels of cholesterol which, they say, will decrease our chances of getting heart disease later in life.

As we have shown you in our January, 2008 Newsletter “Cholesterol-Lowering drugs called into question again” (http://brianpeskin.com/newsletters/01cholesterol08.pdf), the claims that the drug companies have been making is simply not true. And rather than helping us to stay healthy, these drugs are making us sicker![1]

In addition to this sickening news, what the popular press and your doctor fail to tell you is that there is already concrete evidence proving that decreasing blood cholesterol through drugs, or by changing your eating habits has no clear correlation to decreasing your chances of getting heart disease! In fact, cholesterol levels in and of themselves are absolutely meaningless. In fact studies performed back in 1964 with a world-renowned heart surgeon on 1,700 patients with heart disease clearly show more heart-related disease with cholesterol between 1 and 250 than between 300 and 400 or higher; the opposite of what we are told! [2]

“Saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet are not the cause of coronary heart disease. That myth is the greatest ‘scientific’ deception of the century, and perhaps any century.” [3]

Basic biochemistry books that the doctors themselves studied during their education clearly states the importance of cholesterol, a steroid produced naturally by the body–in significant quantities–in many of the bodily functions; therefore, it makes absolutely no sense from a medical perspective to take drugs that artificially alter these levels. [4]

Researchers as early as 1936, failed to find a correlation between cholesterol levels and atherosclerotic plaque. [5]

This research was further supported in 1962, when the American Heart Journal published research from Dr. Marek and colleagues who searched for a correlation between cholesterol levels and atherosclerosis. Among 106 cases studied, the level of cholesterol did not affect atherosclerotic changes in plaque. [6]

What your doctor, the drug companies and the misinformed media aren’t telling you is that if there is not enough cholesterol in the cell membrane, the walls lose their rigidity and expand outward, due to the inner pressure of the cell, leading to cell damage, or destruction. [7] Without plenty of cholesterol, you’d be wormlike because of lack of internal structure.

They also do not seem to want you to know that cholesterol is essential for the normal growth and repair of body tissue and that is also the material from which the body makes several important hormones – the adrenal hormones (involved in sugar metabolism, fluid balance, the maintenance of blood pressure, and the preparation of the body for stress) and the male and female sex hormones, testosterone and estrogen. In addition, cholesterol is essential for the normal growth and repair of body tissue, and much more. [8]

To read the rest of this article (and view the references – always an important part of the articles so you can read for yourself the science behind the explanations), please visit the “Science-not-Opinion” e-Newsletter site at http://brianpeskin.com/newsletter-archive.htm and download the entire article, “The Lowdown on Arterial Plaque”, June 2008 (pdf format). At the end of the article you will find a delicious low-carb recipie to tantalize your tastebuds and keep you on the lean-for-life pathway without sacrificing good taste!

Fat-Free Was Known to Kill You in 1945

February 1, 2010 1 comment

You need to know this. The following excerpt illustrates in gruesome detail the potential dire consequences of eliminating fat from your diet. The following is from page 396 of the remarkable book, “Endgame, 1945: The Missing Final Chapter of World War II”, by David Stafford:

 “Obsessed with notions of racial purity and physical perfection, the Nazis began killing the handicapped – or ’Life Unworthy of Life’, as the phrase had it – in the late 1930s…

 “Eventually, the news leaked out and in August 1941 the Catholic Bishop of Munster delivered a blistering sermon denouncing the murders… But this merely applied to the particular method of killing, which was by gas. A public outcry followed…

 “The asylums and hospitals reverted instead to murdering the handicapped through lethal medicaion and deliberate starvation, and the killing of children went on throughout the war. The director at Kaufbeuren, Dr. Valentin Falthammer, was an especially keen and energetic supporter of the program, and proudly introducued a carefully crafted fat-free diet that guaranteed death to his patients and conveniently economized on pharmaceuticals. The death rate rose so high that the asylum authorities forbade the ringing of the church bells at burial, so as not to alert the local population.”

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By 1945 it was known that a FAT-FREE DIET would kill you. After reading this excerpt from Stafford’s book I was both repulsed and baffled. Clearly, I was repulsed by the sheer inhumanity practiced by the Third Reich, but at the same time I wanted to understand their purpose in withholding fat from their prisoners’ diets. Why didn’t they simply starve these hapless souls? Why give them any nourisment at all?

I have concluded Dr. Falthammer’s intent was to maximize the usefulness of his prisoners (for either diabolical experiments or slave labor while they still had some strength left) and at the same time end their miserable lives economically. Once I came to this conclusion I was struck by the profound irony that we have willingly implemented the failed Nazi plan on ourselves through decades of medical recommendations to remove most of the fats from our diet – presumably to improve health and reduce weight.

Perhaps, for the first time, with true, practical information contained in [my book "The 24-Hour Diet"], you can avoid committing “dietary suicide” and become lean-for-life, energized, and disease-free.

To order a copy of Professor Peskin’s life-altering book, “The 24-Hour Diet” visit www.brianpeskin.com today.

The Key to Long-Term Success is to Alternate:

January 25, 2010 4 comments

PRIMARILY PROTEIN WITH ANYTHING YOU DESIRE

Given the fat-burning power of protein, you will soon be in the wonderful position of choosing to either NOT GAIN weight, or to LOSE weight each day. That’s right. It is YOUR CHOICE EACH DAY.

The great news is that science shows us the way to completely control our bodyweight. Eating fat won’t make you fatter, but it will inhibit burning body fat, meaning it will inhibit weight loss. Eating protein causes the most fat-burning. Therefore, we combine these two properties to decide where we want to be during the day. What could be easier?

Yur decision will be accomplished by your DAILY CHOICE of eating either foods providing a combination of protein and fat (weight maintenance mode) with minimal carbohydrates, or eating primarily protein (weight and body fat loss) with some PEOs (Parent Essential Oils).

If you desire a piece of cake, you can eat it, because your next meal can be all protein to compensate. If you want to enjoy a pizza while watching the football game, it’s not an issue because the next day you can easily consume no carbohydrates, since the Parent Essential Oils really help eliminate those fattening carbohydrate cravings.

Personally, I prefer to eat mainly protein during the week and on weekends eat whatever I want. My carbohydrate cravings are virtually zero, but I like some jelly beans (especially while writing – peach are my favorite), and pizza with extra cheese and pepperoni. It’s not a problem anymore because I know the “secret” ….

As the “Textbook of Medical Physiology” on page 908 makes clear:

          By eating protein, your metabolism is raised 30% for up to 12 hours.
          This effect is called the specific dynamic action of protein!

This means that if you normally need 2,000 calories of energy each day for metabolic processes, then by eating lots of protein you will now require 2,600 calories just to maintain yourself. Guess what fuels the additional energy requirement? You’ve probably guessed it – MORE OF YOUR BODYFAT. Mission accomplished. Naturally you don’t want your appetite to increase when burning your extra body fat or you won’t lose more weight. One of the best benefits of the PEOs is to help control your appetite. Isn’t Nature wonderful when you understand how She works? If you’d rather eat meat instead of fish, go ahead. I do.

To learn more about the science of nutritiion, please visit www.brianpeskin.com today.
If you would like to pick up a copy of “The 24-Hour Diet” you may order that directly from my website.

On Carbohydrate Addiction

Everywhere I travel I hear the same thing, women complaining that they will never be able to lose their addiction for sweets – a permanent carbohydrate addiction. I am sympathetic to the carb addict, in the same way I am sympathetic to the drug addict. My comparison is not meant to be funny. Both addictions will kill you. With one you’ll die with a needle in your arm, while with the other your loved ones will find you face down in a tub of ice cream. (OK, a little humor doesn’t hurt). Seriously, in both cases your body is craving a substance we know is harmful. When it comes to drugs, would anyone suggest continuing this devastating addiction? Of course not. In the same way no one should suggest feeding your carb addiction.

Following the science in my book “The 24-Hour Diet” may cure you of this addiction. It already has for peole around the world. It makes no difference how much you currently weigh, your sex, your nationality, your religion… nothing. All you need is a small amount of desire to trust the science you will discover for just 24 hours. Trust me. You CAN do this.

My friend Jill says it best. “We went to my neighbor’s last night for dessert. It was the best feeling to be able to sit around her table and talk (with the desserts right under my nose) and not feel held captive by the desire to eat them! Because you know how it used to be for you – you take one plateful and then another and then another. I feel SO FREE of that horrible ‘after dessert binge’ feeling! I left her house feeling great! YOUR PROGRAM WORKS.”

If you would like to learn more, please visit http://www.brianpeskin.com and pick up a copy of “The 24-Hour Diet” today. The science will not desert you.

The “Calorie Theory” (i.e. calorie GUESS) is Incomplete

For decades, we have all been told that “calories” consumed minus “calories” expended equals the amount of weight gain or loss. But this overly simplistic view has caused widespread suffering, because when it fails, the dieter feels responsible for the failure. I want to make it very clear that the “experts” have failed YOU.

THE “CALORIE THEORY” WAS DISPROVED BY PHYSICIANS OVER 100 YEARS AGO, IN 1893!

It’s hard to believe, but many nutritionists and physicians have an incomplete understanding of how food is used by your body. That’s right. This misunderstanding leads to a variety of problems. The “calorie theory” of weight gain and loss has led everyone down the wrong path because it is incomplete. But a real understanding of how calories work will allow you to make practical use of this misunderstood theory and become lean-for-life.

CALORIES DO COUNT, BUT NOT THE WAY THEY ARE TELLING YOU.

There is much more to how you become overweight than just “more calories consumed than burned up.” Physicians, nutritionists, and the popular press all promote the idea that the calorie content of food is the whole story. Unfortunately, they do not fully understand how your body distinguishes among carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Each of these three different food groups has a different role in the human body. Therefore, the body treats each food group very differently.

Most nutritionists believe in the heat engine analogy. Engineers call this field thermodynamics, and I studied it. But humans are NOT HEAT ENGINES, burning everything we eat like wood in a fireplace. Calorie theory proponents ignore the fact that humans eat for structure – making muscles, hormones, enzymes, antibodies, and bones – not merely to generate energy by “burning” the food. If we must make a comparison, a body is much more like a chemical factory than an heat engine. As a chemical factory, we convert food into complex substances and structures. Furthermore, our body maintains the same temperature throughout. If the heat engine analogy was correct, we would measure a vastly different temperature between our feet and our head. We don’t.

The great news is that certain foods can be eaten that will NOT make you fat – regardless of calorie content.

No one is eating “calories”. We eat food. “Calories” are merely a measure of POSSIBLE energy available from burning each food. This measurement doesn’t take into account what that particular food is being used for by your body.

Let’s leave you here (for now) with a real life example of this:

In April 2003, Harvard University found people on a low carbohydrate diet could eat 25,000 MORE CALORIES than those on a high-carbohydrate diet and at the end of the 12-week study, THEY GAINED ZERO POUNDS!

That’s right. No. Weight. Gain.

(The directory of the study was mystified because she too had believed that a calorie is a calorie, regardless of what food it comes from. LOL)

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If you want to learn more about the calorie theory and how to take advantage of it to become lean-for-life, pick up a copy of Professor Peskin’s The 24-Hour Diet at http://www.brianpeskin.com. You will NOT regret it!

Industry Reversal: “CRP is Unlikely to be Causal for CVD.”

January 17, 2010 2 comments
Given the extremely difficult economic times that many of us are facing, let me help you maximize your health with “science – not opinion.”

Let me share with you one of several “reversals of common nutritional recommendations” that took place at the end of last year, beginning of this year. Personally, I get sick of seeing these reversals year-after-year. Does anyone get it right the first time before they publish misinformation and harm everyone who trusts the sources and follows it? Rarely.

This “reversal” has to do with the JUPITER (google this for more background information) study and their claim that it NOW isn’t LDL-cholesterol that is the cause of heart disease; because statins lower it and the heart attacks still occur just as frequently. They are attempting to claim that C-Reactive Protein (CRP) – a supposed measure of inflammation is the real culprit and that statins somehow improve it. If you read my Report about the Failure of Statins (www.brianpeskin.com), you’d understand their grave fallacy. Furthermore, here’s what was published in the medical journal December 22, 2009:

“Largest-Ever-Meta-Analysis Finds CRP is Unlikely to be Causal for CVD.”

“In the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis to date looking at C-reactive-protein (CRP) levels and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, British researchers conclude that CRP is unlikely to be a causal factor for cardiovascular disease” [Lancet: December 21, 2009].

So the drug companies tell us that their statins are STILL GOOD at reducing heart disease (in order to keep selling their harmful bullets) while science disproves it! Hmmm….

Once gain, the FAILURE of statins to stop or reverse heart disease is proven regardless of the $15 billion dollars Americans spend on the worthless drugs! That’s the truth that the pharmaceutical companies do not want you or your physician to know. The correct way to stop or reverse heart disease is by consuming unprocessed, unadulterated parent omega-6 oils.

Learn more science-not-opinion at www.brianpeskin.com.

Usable Protein Contained in Eggs Versus Rice and Beans

January 17, 2010 1 comment
An egg white is an ideal protein with a rating of 100% digestibility. On the other hand, the protein in brown rice is ONLY 59% usable and that in beans is ONLY 49% usable because of their fiber and other anti-nutritional factors such as those mentioned in [a 2005 report by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists International (AOAC)]. Therefore, the usability of the protein in rice and beans is approximately half that of an egg!

Now, couple this with the fact that the rice and beans contain only about half the quantity of protein that is in a comparable quantity of eggs. So rice and beans have half the protein of eggs, and THAT protein is only half as usable as that in eggs. This means that the rice and beans have AT MOST a mere one-fourth the usable protein amount of eggs. No problem, you say – I’ll just eat more of the rice and beans! Wrong. To get a pound’s worth of animal-based protein, you’d need four pounds of rice and beans! This poses three problems.

First, you could not eat four pounds of rice and beans daily. Your stomach couldn’t handle the immense volume and you’ll be unbelievably bloated all the time. Second, rice and beans contain huge amounts of carbohydrate, which will make your blood sugar levels soar! Ultimately, eating so much of these foods will make you “balloon” up to the size of a house due to insulin’s fat-storage response. Lastly, you won’t get your B vitamin requirements (like niacin) from non-animal protein sources like cereal or rice, either. Clearly, increasing your consumption of animal-based protein and reducing the carbohydrate-rich foods is the way to stay lean-for-life.

FORGET THE OUTDATED NOTION THAT “RICE AND BEANS” MAKE IDEAL PROTEINS.

Learn  more today: “The 24-Hour Diet” by Brian Scott Peskin. Get your very own copy at www.brianpeskin.com.
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