Fix your diet and live longer…simple, right?
In the spirit of keeping things short and simple, letâ€™s get straight to the point.
I made a little video for you, itâ€™s only 11 minutes, and it briefly explains Mother Natureâ€™s Diet and the 12 Core Principles in the most short and easy way I could! I was aiming for inside 10 minutes…got it in just over 11, thatâ€™s pretty good for me!
This healthy living game doesnâ€™t have to be difficult, it really is simple stuff.
Try these -
- Donâ€™t smoke
- Drink less alcohol
- Eat less sugar
- Eat fewer starchy carbs
- Eat more vegetables and whole fresh fruit
- Eat some fresh fish
- Exercise regularly
- Get plenty of sleep
- Drink plenty of water
- Reduce stress
- Get some time outside, get some sunshine
See how simple this stuff is!
Now of course, if you want ‘complexâ€™ then there is plenty of detail and plenty of science behind it all. You might like to read more about how a sedentary life (that means you donâ€™t do much exercise) can increase the risk of kidney cancer and bladder cancer.
Or perhaps you would be interested in reading about the role of excess dietary carbohydrate in driving health conditions such as obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes and heart disease.
This line stands out “An insulin response with every snack and meal for years can, in genetically vulnerable people, cause insulin resistance with variable expression among people and among different body tissues.” Read the whole (short) article in the British Journal of General Practice here.
As the article suggests, possibly the treatment protocol that has prevailed for decades - a diet based on whole grain ‘slow releaseâ€™ complex carbs, and taking medications to control blood glucose, may in fact be the wrong approach, doing patients more harm than good. The correct approach, of course…well, that would be Mother Natureâ€™s Diet. Natch.
If you need any further convincing on this topic, you should watch this lovely half-hour video from the highly personable Dr David Unwin, whom I have met and heâ€™s a lovely chap, awarded as ‘Innovator of the Yearâ€™ by the NHS, for treating diabetic patients with a low-carb diet.
To your good health!