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Genetics does not have to dictate my health.

Hello, my name is Lydia. I believe the best way to predict my future is to create it. To do that, I make it a habit to improve my health.

My goal is to maximize my physical performance and mental clarity, body composition, and most importantly my overall health with a wholesome diet and exercise.

Why am I so concerned, you may ask. My motivation came from watching my mother suffer from numerous illnesses. Her life was regulated by when she had to take her drugs.

I have been retired for a while and I have yet to experience any of her illnesses. I attribute that to eating a wholesome diet and exercise.

I supplement that with Prodity-5, which contains high-quality vitamins, minerals that are absorbed up to 70% more than current vitamins and mineral supplements.

I am a ForeverGreen Independent Distributor. To learn more about Prodigy-5, please go to http://lpolstra.fgxpress.com/#/fgx/prodigy5  OR email lpolstra@sympatico.ca OR call 416-428-5285

In my posts, I focus on two diets: the Ketogenic (Low-Carb /Atkins) and GAPS (Gut and Psychology / Physiology Syndrome) diets.

My exercise of choice is Dr. Doug McGuff’s Super Slow High-Intensity Exercise Program that I do for 15 minutes, once a week.

Please join me as I explore the latest and compelling studies on both subjects.

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Healthy fat protect our bodies. The science is loud and clear: the correct balance of fatty acids is essential if you want to be the healthiest you can be.

Scientific studies have uncovered a number of important health benefits from omega-3 fats… Science suggests that omega-3s offer the following benefits to your health:

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Source:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/11/everything-you-need-to-know-about-fatty-acids.aspx

 

CANCER: Preventing and Curing Cancer.

Yes, you can prevent cancer and cure cancer if you already have it.

People are only getting a fraction of the information that could make a difference in their ability to survive cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Please watch this video featuring one of the leading scientific researchers, Dr. Russell Blaylock to learn more.

Which Fats Do I Use To Replace Vegetable Oils?

 The best fats are low in Polyunsaturated Fats (blue) and high in either Monounsaturated (yellow) or Saturated Fats (red).
I use coconut oil in my cooking or heating meals. Butter is wonderful in baking. Olive oil is fantastic on salads.
My daily eating plan includes both coconut oil and olive oil.  That way I get both of the healthy fats: Monounsaturated and Saturated fats.

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Where did I get the chart? I got it from Dr. Phinney in his presentation:   ‘Recent Developments in LCHF and Nutritional Ketosis’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8uSv6OgHJE
STEPHEN PHINNEY a physician scientist who has spent 35 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation.  He has held academic positions at the Universities of Vermont, Minnesota, and California at Davis; and leadership positions at Monsanto, Galileo Laboratories, and Efficas.  He received his MD from Stanford University, PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT, and did post-doctoral research at Harvard.

He has designed, completed, and published data from more than 20 clinical protocols involving foods, diets, exercise, oxidative stress, and inflammation.  His recent work in the private sector has resulted in several issued and pending patents.  He has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on a wide variety of topics, including the effects of diets and specific nutrients on inflammation, the interaction between diet and exercise and their effects on obesity, body composition, physical performance, and cellular membrane structure.

Dr. Phinney’s clinical experience includes 20 years of inpatient and outpatient clinical nutrition, including directing multidisciplinary weight management programs in 3 locations.  As an internationally recognized expert in obesity, carbohydrate-restricted diets, diet and performance, and essential fatty acid metabolism, he has given hundreds of presentations to industry, health care professional, and lay audiences.

In collaboration with Dr. Eric Westman and Dr. Jeff Volek, he co-authored the New York Times Best Selling “The New Atkins for a New You” published in March 2010.

I highly recommend this book.
Please consider changing the fats you consume. Eating the the right fuel is a good habit to get in.

 

Canola oil has been proven to cause lung cancer and heart disease.

Canola oil comes from genetically engineered rapeseed. Rapeseed is easy to produce because it is so toxic not even insects want it. It was originally used as a lubricant for machinery in small industries. It has been proven to cause lung cancer and heart disease. It was originally used in Europe in farm animal feeds. These animals went blind, began exhibiting various diseases, and finally went mad and began attacking people.
 
Here is the link to the Natural News Post: https://www.naturalnews.com/029555_soybean_oil_disease.html
 
So what do you do about it?
 
Natural News:  Switching from a diet high in these polyunsaturated and refined vegetable oils (partially hydrogenated oils are Trans Fats) to one with raw or at least minimally processed medium chain fatty acids (MCT) can thus reduce our risk of cancer, heart disease, and various other diseases associated with these dangerous refined oil products.
What is the big deal about Trans Fat? 
 
Health Canada is banning Trans Fats.  From the CBC News Article: “Canadian researchers estimate a ban (onTrans fats) could prevent 12,000 heart attacks in Canada over 20 years.” Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/trans-fats-1.4292241
Where do I find these medium chain fatty acids (MCT)?  
 
Rich sources for commercial extraction of beneficial MCTs include palm kernel oil and coconut oil. 
 
I use coconut oil for heating up foods or for baking. 
Please look for 100% pure coconut oil that is cold-pressed to ensure the highest integrity and quality. It will become a liquid if it is over 72 degrees. Some suppliers mix it with vegetable oil to reduce the cost.  Their label may or may not say, “partially hydrogenated”, which is Trans Fat.
 
Look for a product like Silkeny.  http://www.silkeny.com/our-products/

“Canadian researchers estimate a ban (on Trans fats) could prevent 12,000 heart attacks in Canada over 20 years.”

Health Canada trans fat ban takes effect next year.

This story was published September 15th, 2017 by CBC News.  Here is the link http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/trans-fats-1.4292241

Switching from a diet high in these polyunsaturated and refined vegetable oils (partially hydrogenated oils are Trans Fats) to one with raw or at least minimally processed medium chain fatty acids (MCT) can thus reduce our risk of cancer, heart disease, and various other diseases associated with these dangerous refined oil products. Source Natural News: https://www.naturalnews.com/029555_soybean_oil_disease.html

Where do I find these medium chain fatty acids (MCT)?  

Rich sources for commercial extraction of beneficial MCTs include palm kernel oil and coconut oil.  Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-chain_triglyceride

I use coconut oil for heating up foods and baking.

When buying it please look for 100% pure coconut oil that is cold-pressed to ensure the highest integrity and quality. Some suppliers mix it with vegetable oil to reduce the cost.  Their label may or may not say, “partially hydrogenated”, which is Trans Fat.

Since I do not know if the products in the store are 100% pure, I’ll stay with Silkeny.  It rich and creamy and tastes fantastic right out of the bottle.  http://www.silkeny.com/our-products/

The best way to predict your future (health) is to create it (with healthy foods today). 

 

Scared of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s?

What can you do?

Reduce your chances buy combing exercise with a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits. Supplement with vitamin E and C, flavonoids (from plants), selenium, copper, zinc, and manganese.

Source: Affects of Aging By Dr. Blaylock posted Wednesday, 06 Sep 2017 02:24 PM

http://www.newsmax.com/Health/RussellBlaylockMD/aging-detox-brain-microglia/2017/09/06/id/812007/

 

The original article has been rephrased and simplified by Lydia Polstra. https://www.facebook.com/pg/2HealthyHabits/posts/?ref=page_internal

 

Older people suffer far greater damage from strokes, head injuries, and infections than younger people, because the aging of the brain will damage the cells that support the central nervous system.

 

It may also be why they develop diseases that destroy cells that connect to the nervous system and the muscles.

 

Cells that support the central nervous system are chronically affected by any infection, vaccination, or exposure to a source of inflammation that causes their nervous systems to degenerate much faster.

 

As we age our antioxidant network is less efficient, putting us at a higher risk of damage from free radicals and cell damage.

 

Our detoxification systems are often impaired as well, and this makes us more susceptible to a number of environmental toxins as well as drug complications.

 

Finally, immune deficiency is common and increases one’s risk of autoimmune diseases, cancer, chronic inflammation and infections as well as making it difficult to cure infections. This immune deficiency can damage the cells that support the central nervous system which can lead to developing Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, etc.

You asked, what can I do about it?

You can reduce your chances buy combing exercise with a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits. Supplement with vitamin E and C, flavonoids (from plants), selenium, copper, zinc, and manganese.

Russell L. Blaylock is author of The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter, is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Insiders/Dr-Blaylock/id-189/

50% percent of men and 41% of women are expected to develop cancer during their lifetimes. Groundbreaking research reveals cancer is primarily a metabolic disease that need not be a death sentence.

You can do something about cancer whether you have it now or are afraid you may develop it.

Genetic mutations are not the primary cause of cancer but are, rather, a downstream effect of the defective energy metabolism. As long as your mitochondria remain healthy and functional, your chances of developing cancer are slim!

In this link Dr. Mercola interviews Dr. Seyfried.  Seyfried is one of the pioneers in the application of nutritional ketosis for cancer, a therapy that stems from the work of Dr. Otto Warburg, one of the most brilliant biochemists of the 20th century.

In this article you will learn how you can avoid cancer and if you have it, really fight cancer.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/08/02/metabolic-therapy-for-cancer.aspx