Being Proactive

Three things motivated me to start looking into low carb eating. The first was common sense.

I'm not the kind of person to wait around until I have a problem to take action. I like being proactive. And I'm also a bit conspiracy theorist. I don't trust that Western Medicine really has our best interests in mind, I think it has the money in it's pockets in mind the majority of the time.

So I believe that taking care of myself as naturally as possible is the best approach. My back hurts? I do some yoga. I have a  stuffy nose, I grab my neti-pot and my coconut oil. I focus my eating on nutrition and it's been working for me. My immune system is strong and my body is pretty healthy. (As long as I keep up my good habits, I do slip sometimes).

At any rate, I got to thinking about diets and how if you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes,  you are put on a low carb diet to reverse the affects. At least that's what I thought happened, the more I research it, that is not what Western Medicine recommends even though there is evidence that it works.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends you eat "healthy". It was a huge red flag for me when in order to find out what that means, you have to actually purchase a food plan from them. WTF?

Fortunately for me, I don't have diabetes, my research has been based on how to avoid it since it seems like it's become the latest fashion anymore; everyone has it. People in my family have it.

The third motivation for me was cancer. Again, I don't have cancer, I want to avoid it if possible. Like most other maladies nowadays, it seems like it's not if, but when you end up with it. I don't buy it.

Again, looking at diet, I was intrigued to find out that ketogenic diets have been used in cancer treatment with success. And even Dr. Mercola says:

From my perspective, it's nothing short of medical malpractice and negligence to fail to integrate this type of dietary strategy into a patient's cancer treatment plan (along with optimizing vitamin D). A ketogenic diet along with intermittent fasting can be easily integrated into whatever cancer treatment plan you decide to follow. Personally, I believe it's absolutely crucial, no matter what type of cancer you're trying to address.

That said, remember that a ketogenic diet, in which you replace carbs with low to moderate amounts of protein and high amounts of beneficial fat, like avocado, coconut oil, butter, olive oil and macadamia nuts is recommended for everyone, whether you have cancer or not. It's a diet that will help optimize your weight and health overall, as eating this way will help you convert from carb burning mode, to fat burning.

Well, there you go.  Only time will tell but it seems to me it's typically easier to avoid problems than to try and fix them...I think I'll keep it up.



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