What if we Americans can save $80 billion dollars just by changing our diet? We actually could do that and more importantly improve our health and the health of our children. A diet high in fiber can help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Fiber, especially fiber from grains, decreases systemic inflammation, lowers bad cholesterol, improves insulin sensitivity, and enhances healthy gut flora. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, foods high in dietary fiber convincingly lower the risk of certain cancers. Fiber helps us feel fuller on fewer calories and rids our system of excess toxins and hormones. Without adequate fiber, hormones and other chemicals are continuously reabsorbed back into the bloodstream, staying in the body longer than they should.
Hypnosis for weight loss can help you to create healthy desires for the whole grains, vegetables and fruit that make you healthy and slender. Weight loss hypnosis can also help you to end your cravings for the foods that make you sick and fat. The scientific evidence to live a whole foods plant-based lifestyle is becoming overwhelmingly convincing. If you are ready save your pocket book from unnecessary and preventable health care costs and want to help our nations economy, you too can learn hypnosis for weight loss.
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The Five to One Fiber Rule
When people think fiber, they think constipation. And it’s true, if we could get Americans to just eat the minimum recommended daily intake of fiber-containing foods, we could save our country 80 billion dollars —and that’s just from the effects on constipation alone. Accumulating evidence indicates that greater dietary fiber intake reduces risk for diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, weight gain, obesity, and diverticular disease, as well as constipation. So, we need to eat more fiber rich foods, which means eating more whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes (beans, peas, and lentils).
As fiber intake goes up, the risk of metabolic syndrome appears to go down: less inflammation and an apparent step-wise drop in obesity risk.
And so, no surprise, perhaps, that greater dietary fiber intake is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. A 9% lower risk for every additional 7 g/day of total fiber consumed. That’s just like some rice and beans or a few servings of fruits and vegetables.
Is the Fiber Theory Wrong?
Fiber-containing foods may not only help prevent heart disease, but help treat it as well. Heart patients who increase their intake of fiber after their first heart attack reduce their risk of a second and live longer than those that don’t. But what if we really don’t want to have a heart attack in the first place? If seven grams of fiber gets us a 9% reduced risk, would 77 grams a day drop our risk 99%? Well, that’s about what they used to eat in Uganda, a country in which coronary heart disease, our #1 killer, was almost non-existent.
Heart disease was so rare among those eating these traditional plant-based diets, there were papers published like this: “A case of coronary heart disease in an African.” After 26 years of medical practice, they finally recorded their first case of coronary heart disease in a judge consuming a partially Westernized diet, having fiber-free foods like meat, dairy, and eggs displace some of the plant foods in his diet.
Were there so few cases because Africans just didn’t live very long? No, the overall life expectancy was low because of diseases of childhood, like infections, but when they reached middle age, they had the best survival, thanks in part to our number one killer being virtually absent. Of course, now, diets have Westernized across the continent, and it gets to now be their #1 killer as well. From virtually non-existent to an epidemic.
Some blame this change on too much animal fat; others blame it on too little fiber, but they both point to the same solution, a diet centered around unrefined plant foods. In fact, sometimes, it’s easier to convince patients to improve their diets by eating more of the good foods to kind of crowd out some of the less healthy options.
There is plenty of fiber in vegetables, fruits, beans, and whole grains. Animal products, however, don’t have any fiber at all. The average American gets only 10 to 15 grams of fiber per day – a sensible and easily reached goal is 40 grams per day. Weight loss hypnosis can help you to easily increase the amount of delicious fiber-rich food you eat each day.
There are so many reasons to stop the madness and insanity of the Standard American Diet. In December 2010, I wrote “One concern of military leaders is that too many recruits are now too fat to fight. Childhood obesity is rampant 75% of adults will be overweight in just 10 years. Our kids are growing up on processed food, fast food, junk food and sodas. Our school cafeterias are filled with fatty processed foods. 27% of Americans ages 17 to 24 are too fat to fight. Obesity costs the military billions of dollars in job absenteeism and health care spending, and has been linked to poor performance. You would think politicians would be screaming about this rather than a parents right to feed their kids cookies!”
For the past 19 years I have advocated the necessity of healthcare reform. We simply cannot afford not to. Healthcare reform begins with each of us being responsible for our own health care. Hypnosis for weight loss can help you do that.
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