Wheat Makes You Fat In Three Ways

Wheat Makes You Fat In Three Ways
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I know we love our bread, but did you know….
There are three major hidden reasons that wheat products, not just gluten is a major contributor to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia, depression and so many other modern ills.
Today’s wheat products is made from a scientifically engineered food product developed in the last 50 years. It is different in three important ways that all drive obesity and more.

  1. It contains a Super Starch — amylopectin A that is super fattening. (It fluffs up Bread and Cinnabons).
  2. It contains a form of Super Gluten that is super-inflammatory. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt and oats.
  3. It contains forms of a Super Drug that is super-addictive and makes you crave and eat more.
    • Bottom line: wheat is an addictive appetite stimulant.
A major study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that hidden gluten sensitivity (elevated antibodies without full-blown celiac disease) was shown to increase risk of death by 35 to 75 percent, mostly by causing heart disease and cancer. 
How Eating gluten causes inflammation, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer.
  • Most of the increased risk occurs when gluten triggers inflammation that damages the gut lining.
  • Then all the bugs and partially-digested food particles inside your intestine get across the gut barrier and are exposed your immune system.
  • Your immune system starts attacking these foreign proteins, leading to systemic inflammation that then causes heart disease, dementia, cancer, diabetes and more.
As always, I am interested in your thoughts on the topics I blog.  Please send me your comments. Is there any topic that I can research for you? Please let me know. 
May you Live Long Healthy,
Yours Truly,
Lydia Polstra

What is the Ketogenic Diet?

The KetoDiet approach is simple: It’s a low-carb diet where the focus is on eating real food.

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Source: https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2014/06/24/Practical-Guide-to-Keto-Paleo-Diet-for-Health-and-Long-Term-Weight-Loss

The Ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, low-carb diet. It’s a diet that causes ketones to be produced by the liver, shifting the body’s metabolism away from glucose and towards fat utilization. The ketogenic diet is an effective weight loss tool and has been shown to improve several health conditions such Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and even cancer. Healthy cells can use ketones for energy, but cancer cells cannot and they literally starve to death.


Based on a comparison of several scientific trials, low-carb diets outperform calorie-restricted diets in terms of long-term weight loss and health effects.

Recent studies show that in fact, carbs before or after exercise are not needed once you get keto-adapted and your body will happily run on ketones. This has been well explained in Dr Volek’s and Phinney’s book, The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance. (A must read for muscle building.)

When you follow the ketogenic diet, it is critical that you get the macronutrient ratio right. Ideally, you should be eating:

  • 5-10% of calories from carbs (net carbs). Typically, 20-30 grams of net carbs is recommended to start with.
  • 15-30% of calories from protein ** and
  • 60-75% of calories from fat. If your goal is to lose weight, your fat intake might even go below 60%. Fat is used as a “filler” and should make up the remaining calories.

** Dr. Rosendale warns against too much protein in his writings found here http://drrosedale.com/rosedale_writing

Dr. Rosendale recommends 1 gram per kilogram of lean body mass. For example, at 20% body fat and a total weight of 54.5 kilograms, my daily protein should not exceed 54.5 x .80 = 44 grams. Replace the protein with fat calories up to your daily intake up to your Total Daily Calorie in take.

The KetoDiet App displays both percentages and grams.



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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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’
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.


“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). 


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.