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They Ignored This Back in 1940, Too!

Dr. Daniel Munro, M.D. was an early proponent of the high protein diet and he wrote about it in a book.

He stated in his book “Man alive, you’re half dead” back in 1940, that “herbivorous animals, such as the cow or sheep, eating only vegetable food, have specialized digestion. They are equipped to eat large quantities of food in proportion to their size, COMPARED TO HUMANS. They all first alkalize their food by much chewing (their saliva being alkali), and they all RE-CHEW THEIR FOOD for a long time (chewing the cud). They all have a large sack or pouch, where man has a tiny appendix.

“Man, with his small appendix, seems plainly in the class of meat-eating animals, rather than the herbivorous animals with their large pouches. WE CANNOT CHEW OUR CUD.

“Physiology of digestion was ignored. Let’s begin to think about it now…”

This was back in 1940, folks! Unfortunately, barely anyone took the time to think about this. Even back in 1940 it was not politically correct to extol the virtues of red meat. We can trace the unfortunate birth of politically correct nutritional science to this period, and widespread obesity and bad health have been the result – a nation bursting at the seams, overweight, exhausted, and susceptible to a myriad of illnesses.

Even now people try to “justify” vegetarianism by repeating the myth that our digestive tract is more like a sheep’s than a wolf’s. This is simply not true. For an excellent comparison of the carnivore, vs. herbivore, vs. man, take a look at this table: http://scienceofhealthindex.com/images/herbivorecarnivorechart.jpg

For more information, visit http://www.brianpeskin.com today or pick up his book “The 24-Hour Diet”.

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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!

2010 Newsflash: Saturated Fat Does NOT Cause Heart Disease!

February 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Real-Life Results: Saturated Fat is Healthy, NOT Harmful!

Background: “A reduction in dietary saturated fat has generally been thought to improve cardiovascular health.

Conclusions: A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD.”

Life-Systems Engineering Science Commentary: The truth, completely consistent with physiology and biochemistry, is once again published, if anyone cares to look.

Consuming saturated fat does not cause heart disease!

So enjoy that steak, and everything good that goes with it!!

Reference: Siri-Tarino, PW, et al., “Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease,” Am J Clin Nutr doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.27725

Avoiding Nitrates in Foods such as Hot Dogs and Lunch Meats is Unnecessary

February 12, 2010 Leave a comment

The long-standing nitrate scare is another of many incorrect recommenndations. Nitrate is a preservative used in hot dogs, bacon, and lunch meats. Its consumption has been said to comprise a “possible” link to stomach cancer, because nitrate derivatives (N-nitrosamines) have caused cancer in rats and farm animals. For decades, we have livec in fear of nitrate-containing foods.

But these recommendations were made even though numerous studies in humans showed no negative effects! And no one mentions that nitrate is naturally occurring in greens such as lettuce and spinach. The article, “Bad Rap for Nitrate: Infamous Preservative Maj Help Defend Against Bacteria,” by J.R. Minkel, Scientific American Biochemistry Section, September 2004, page 24, details that “they” were wrong again and sets the record straight. It was known in 1994, that the stomach contains lots of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide kills germ in the bloodstream. Therefore, it is obvious that nitrate is a helpful substance. Why this has taken ten years to be publicized is astounding, Here are some key points from the article:

” … [D]ietary nitrate is actually part of the body’s inherent defense against infection ….

“Bacteria in the mouth convert nitrate to nitrite, which gets swallowed, so the stomach can naturally produce nitric oxide …. ”

”’We’ve gone from considering all of these things to be toxic and carcinogenic to realizing that [nitrates are] playing a fundamental homeostatic role [safe and required, and NOT cancerous],’ says microbiologist Ferric Fang of the University of Washington.” (Emphasis added.)

Interested in learning more about medicine’s long history of mistakes and wrong recommendations? Pick up a copy of “The Hidden Story of Cancer” at http://www.brianpeskin.com today!

Nutritional Advisors Lag Far Behind the Lean-For-Life Science

February 4, 2010 1 comment

Understanding why a nutritional concept is wrong will enable you to become lean-for-life faster. With so many nutritional experts offering conflicting views, separating right from wrong is fundamental. Armed with this new knowledge, you will begin to understand when and why a nutritional concept is right. The 2003 “Houston Chronicle” article, “Low-Carb Dieters Can Eat More”, concluded:

The low-carbohydrate group consuming 25,000 extra calories than the high-carbohydrate group DID NOT GAIN THE EXPECTED 7 EXTRA POUNDS that “calories consumed” predicted. The Harvard researchers admitted that this finding “strikes at one of the most revered beliefs in nutrition: A calorie is a calorie. A lot of assumptions about ‘a calorie is a calorie’ are being challenged.”

Even though experiments and studies reinforce the real-life results that have repeatedly disproven the calorie theory, today’s “experts” haven’t caught up.

It is astounding that these scientists were still referencing a belief that “a calorie is a calorie” rather than Dr. Fick’s over-100-year-old proof that human bodies are not heat engines! Since when do we require any “belief” or opinion at all when it comes to human physiology and biochemistry? Facts and real-life results are all that matters. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman reminded us that the real-life results of a theory are what really count in scientific inquiry:

“It does not make any difference how smart you are, who made the guess, or what his name is – if it disagrees with real-life results, it is wrong. That is all there is to it.”

This quote is from my idol, Nobel Prize-Winner in Physics, Richard Feynman. Unfortunately for millions of us trying to do what we think is right; todays obesity researchers don’t follow this mandate and often lead everyone down the wrong path with their wrong nutritional advice.
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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.

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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.