The Keys to Developing a Healthy Lifestyle
This is difficult to understand, but the "healthy diet" we've been told to eat for more than 40 years is the cause of the obesity in the community. The low-fat and high-carbohydrate diet, low in meat and saturated fats, is causing the problem. The dietary recommendation is wrong, that diet has been shown (proven) not to be healthy. The real food diet this site promotes is backed by the best new science.
The "Healthy Diet Everyone Knows," is NOT Healthy
Low Carb High Fat Research: early 2000's
About this same time Dr Gary Foster at the University of Pennsylvania was doing a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr Foster expected to find that a high fat diet produced negative health results, but was surprised to discover the opposite.
Dr Jeff Volek was doing research that would prove to be highly influential. Prior to 2005 there were at least 20 papers in the USA, and perhaps 50-100 around the world confirming this effect. So studies to disprove the LCHF concept were being mounted.
One in particular is worth noting. The American Heart Association funded the University of Cincinnati to do a clinical study to show that the high fat diet was bad for the heart. The study when completed showed the opposite, confirming the work we are doing.
You can only apply health knowledge in your life, if your have acquired that knowledge for yourself. So much of what our parents taught us isn't valid. Even today, supermarket shelves, magazines and our doctors tell us things that science shows are not valid. So it's time to re-evaluate what you know. If weight control is a problem, you need better knowledge.
Start with Nutrition
The Greeks understood that the first medicine is proper nutrition. We are living longer, but vast numbers of us live in pain, and suffer from obesity, and fear of cancer and Alzheimer's disease. These are ALL lifestyle diseases, that we should be able to avoid. The first step is to reconsider your "healthy" diet. What most of us consider "a healthy diet" has "no health benefits".
Metabolic Syndrome is a set of six common problems that all have the same common cause. They are not separate diseases. High blood pressure, high triglyceride's, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood serum insulin, and gout.
Work and Exercise
Your life should be active and purposeful. We need to be mentally, socially and physically engaged to live well. We all need friends and family, and exciting things to do each day.
Humans live in families and engage in social activities. How we choose to live is influenced by the way our friends think and behave. Drinking, smoking, obesity, being fit or not, runs in families and extends to friends and associates.
It's possible that to get the best health outcomes that you will need to purchase some supplements to your food. Fish-oil capsules, for instance. Possibly some other things too, like Vitamin D, iron or magnesium supplements. Proceed quietly. People who are Banting need to consume more common salt that they used to eat.