- Sustain your Virility! Being a Fat-Burner supports sexual function, whereas sugar-burning causes problems. Eating simple carbs like bread, pasta, sodas, and sweets regularly destabilizes your blood sugar and can cause estrogen levels to rise in both men and women and cause a drop in Testosterone in men. Ironically, elevated estrogen tends to cause Polycysticic Ovarian Disease in women; the cysts produce Testosterone, leading to elevated “T” in women! Oh, Boy!
- Reduce your “bad” cholesterol and risk of Heart Disease. Healthy, naturally occurring fats, including saturated fat, do NOT cause heart disease and never did. Sugars, on the other hand, drive heart disease like there’s no tomorrow. Prioritize healthy fats, like butter, bacon, and grass fed meats, and watch your cholesterol levels plummet!
- Weight Management. Big bellies are a sign of bad things going on inside of you. If your waist is bigger than your hips, you likely have heart disease in progress and are developing metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated blood sugars). Eating a Fat-Burning food plan is a smart, easy, permanent way to lose weight and feel great!
- Energy. Fatigue is one of the most common complaints in today’s world. Your body can hold a minimal amount (about 2,000 kilo-cals) of stored sugar for energy use. However, if you are Ketogenically Adapted (a fat-burner) your body can access about 40,000 kilo-cals of energy with no problem at all! When you are “Keto-Adapted” you can kiss emergency hunger good-bye and access long, slow-burning, steady energy! Nutritional Ketosis is an awesome tool for endurance athletes; ” Bye-Bye Bonking!!” It is also perhaps the most powerful metabolic tool out there for the average human needing to get through a modern day!
- Mood Stability. Are you an angry person? Easily upset or frustrated? When blood sugar drops and the brain becomes fuel challenged, you are definately not at your best. You will tend to become emotional, foggy brained, and tired. Furthermore, when sugar in the blood meets up with cell proteins in your body, including your brain, something bad called “glycation” happens. Imagine the effect of a blow-torch on soft plastic. When your brain is inflamed, it effects how you think, feel, and act. Sadly, you and those around you, often the ones you love the most, feel the pain. Your brain loves to burn ketones, which are made from fats! When you cool down the inflammation in your brain, you cool down your anxiety, depression, and your temper.
- Longevity. Most people want to stay alive. It’s part of our survival instinct. If you have children, you would like to see them grow up. You should also look forward to being a grand-parent! Insulin, a hormone necessitated by the intake of sugar is a measure of longevity. The more insulin running through your system, the shorter your life. Being a fat-burner lengthens your life for a lot of reasons.
- Stress Management. Too little stress isn’t good, but too much is even worse. I rarely meet a person who doesn’t feel over stressed in today’s world. Fueling your brain and stabilizing your energy matrix with fat-burning doesn’t take the stress away, but it sure helps you deal with it more effectively.
To learn more about how to be a Fat-Burner, give Dr. Penner a call at 342-8464. She offers individual and group guidance. It’s easy, fun, and tasty!
Nutritional Ketosis Videos
by Catherine Shanahan, MD
This is a one of the most enlightening and fascinating books out there. It discusses how food influences genetics, what the most important traditional foods are, and why. Every prospective mother and father should read this book!!
by Sally Fallon and Sally Enig
This is a cook-book and nutrition text that should be in every household. It is beautifully organized and presents reams of valuable information about traditional food preparation. It also has an excellent nutritional summary in the front. It is put out by the Weston Price Foundation.
Good Calories, Bad Calories
by Gary Taubes
The ultimate, consumate exploration and explanation of how carbohydrates, proteins, and fats differ in their metabolic process and why CARBS MAKE FAT. No stone is left unturned in this daunting nutritional tome. When the component of historical context is added to the nutritional discussion, a lot of things start to make sense.
Why We get Fat and What To Do About It
by Gary Taubes
After Mr. Taubes wrote Good Calories, Bad Calories, he realized he had written a book that few people would ever read cover to cover. So, he wrote a shorter, condensed, and simplified version designed to “read on a plane-flight”. It’s a phenomenally informative book that everyone should read.
By the way, it’s NOT just about obesity. The title should really be; Why We Get “Unhealthy” and What to Do About It.”
by William Davis, MD
The author of this book is a cardiologist who discovered that by simply discontinuing the consumption of wheat products he lost his big belly and reversed his high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. He went on to recommend that his patients stop eating wheat and proceeded to cancel prescriptions and surgeries. Well researched, informative, sarcastic, and engaging, Dr. Williams lays it on the line: wheat is a “Frankenfood”.
Real Food: What to Eat and Why
by Nina Planck
This is Nina’s story of her nutritional journey toward health by eating whole foods. Along the way, she founded both the London and New York City Farmer’s Markets. She presents a good discussion about the importance of whole foods and good commentary about the short-comings of the standard american diet (SAD).
In Defense of Foods: An Eater’s Manifesto
by Michael Pollan
This is a wonderful little book filled with valuable nuggets of food related information. It’s a quick, easy, very worthwhile read!
by Robert Lustig, MD
A say it like it is book about the effects of sugar and processed food in regard to the obesity and disease epidemic. A little painful to read.
The Schwarzbein Principle: The Truth About Losing Weight, Being Healthy and Feeling Younger
by Diana Schwarzbein, MD
The title speaks for itself.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
by Barbara Kingsolver
This is the story of the author’s journey back to an old, run-down family farm in the Southern Appalachias with her husband and family where they absolve to live for 2 years without procurring any food from outside their community. It is one of the most informative, inspiring books in print!
Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living
by Kaplan and Blume.
Farm City, The Education of an Urban Farmer
by Novella Carpenter.
by Sepp Holzer
We think permaculture is the future of farming. What Mr. Holzer grows at 5,000 feet in Austria is nothing short of amazing. Permaculture models can be developed for any climatic zone and represent the optimal option for water use, work expended, and production!
Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., MD
Dedicated to the prevention of chronic disease, Dr. Pottenger’s classic feeding experiments of over 900 cats over many generations found that only diets of 100% raw milk and meat produced optimal health. Heat processed milk and meat led to a myriad of diseases and general genetic weakness. An indisputable study about the value of raw foods in the diet of mammals.
Standard Process Whole Food Supplements
International Foundation for Nutrition and Health (IFNH)
Page Food Plan, Supporting Whole Food Nutrition
Selene River Press: Select Books on Nutrition and Health
The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD
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