DIET– i am convinced it can help almost everyone.

I found this website. It is very interesting, mainly the three links at the bottom have all the good stuff…. .

Dr. Lutz goes on to demonstrate that there is a clear, inverse relationship
between civilisatory diseases and the length of time the people of a given
region of Europe have had to adapt to the high carbohydrate diet associated
with the cultivation of cereal grains that was begun in the Near East, and
spread very slowly through Europe.

I have noticed that many asian people have great skin, acne is most common among white people (that is a fact). This could be do to the fact it spread rapidly through Europeans diets? Therefore Americans suffer from this to (they are originally European)

ARE YOU TROUBLED BY ACNE?
by
Ron Hoggan & Don Wiss

I have heard reports of a dairy-free diet clearing up acne, but then I’ve
heard others say that it doesn’t work for them. I know of two teenage girls
in Calgary where a gluten-free diet worked to clear up their acne. The
results are mixed, and I don’t know whether that is due to the diet only
helping some sub-category of acne, or if it is ineffective when the diet is
not followed strictly.

I highly recommend the following article:
1. Lutz, W.J., "The Colonisation of Europe and Our Western Diseases", Medical
Hypotheses, Vol. 45, pages 115-120, 1995

Here is a quote from the first page:
"In over thirty years of clinical practice, I have found, as published in
numerous papers and several books (3, 4), that diet works well against
Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, heart failure,
*acne* and other problems."

Dr. Lutz goes on to demonstrate that there is a clear, inverse relationship
between civilisatory diseases and the length of time the people of a given
region of Europe have had to adapt to the high carbohydrate diet associated
with the cultivation of cereal grains that was begun in the Near East, and
spread very slowly through Europe.

For those who are troubled by acne, perhaps a few weeks on a strict
gluten-free diet will reveal whether it would be beneficial for them
to adopt a gluten-free lifestyle.

SOURCES:
2. Lutz, W J, , Leben ohme Brot, 12th edn. Planegg: Selecta Verlag, 1992.
(In English: Dismantling a Myth: The role of Fat and Carbohydrates in Our
Diet, Springfield, Ill; Charles Thomas, 1987.

3. Lutz, W J, Arterioselerose und Krebs – Fette oder Kohlenhydrate? Weiner
Med Wschr 1989: 101(12):429.

I can e-mail the text of this article (without exhibits) to anyone interested.

For web pages I suggest these:

The Gluten-Free Page: http://www.gflinks.com/
The No Milk Page: http://www.nomilk.com/
Paleolithic Diet: http://www.paleodiet.com/
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27 thoughts on “DIET– i am convinced it can help almost everyone.

  1. anyone familiar with ketogenic diets? anyone tried here? (also referred as dr . atkins and CKD)

  2. Hey Purepersian here is some info on Glutin:

    GLUTIN is the word used to describe the PROTEIN in WHEAT.

    Complex whole wheat, dark bread has more glutin that simple white flour, wheat bread.

    When people have allergic reactions to food it is because the protein (the glutin in this case) in the food has somehow escaped being digested and has entered the blood, whole, undigested.

    This sets up a sequence of events, within the blood, that involve antibodys being made AGAINST THE OFFENDING PROTEIN, that causes the person to have a REACTION the next time they eat the food that contains this protein.

    Some people get asthma, some people get exzema, some people get hives, some people have breathing problems. It is all a very nasty business that is also involved in the process that produces acne on our faces and bodies.

    Most people in Western culture countries do develope a ‘sensitivity’ or an ‘allergy’ to wheat at some time in their adult lives. For adults this sensitivity is often short lived. It is because we eat so much of the refined ‘simple’ wheat in our diets in the form of bread, cereal, crackers, cookies etc… Simple refined carbs cause other problems too especially for the younger person because of the ‘insulin resistance’ that is a part of growing up. Refined carbs cause a insulin response that the body of the person who is growing cannot always handle. This excess insulin passes through the blood and is filtered out by the liver. The liver cannot handle all the excess insulin and the result is acne. I simplified the process for the sake of space.

    O’ my it is a VERY COMPLICATED process that goes on with us in regards to our diet and a great deal of this problem involves WHERE we live because diet changes, and WHAT is in the food that is in the diet changes according to the country we live in.
    Solomio

  3. Wally and all:
    The following is from Merriam Webster Dictionary:

    Whey is:

    The watery part of milk that is separated from the coagulable part or curd especially in the process of making cheese and that is rich in lactose, minerals, and vitamins and contains lactalbumin and traces of fat

    Whey is a thin watery bluish white sort of liquid. It is very unappetizing.

    Casein is one of the proteins in milk. The lactabumin in the whey is also a milk protein. Albumins are proteins that can be found in muscle, egg white, milk and other animal and plant tissues and fluid sources.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1268481.stm
    Well, here is another โ€˜downerโ€™ for milk.

    Scientists believe a substance found in milk could be responsible for thousands of cases of heart disease world-wide.

    Well, I am glad I am not a milk drinker.

    I guess that drinking milk is a ‘personal choice’ that a person makes.
    solomio

  4. Put it this way. Whenever you see those charity adverts, you know, the ones showing starving third world children who have aids and malaria, do they ever have blemished skin?

    Western diet + lifestyle == acne.

  5. thanks a lot solomio, that was great

    so if i wanna know if a product has gluten in it..i look in the ingredients list and look for Gluten? or look for protien, or what?
    lol sorry if i sound dumb,just wanna know how i can find out if a certain product has high gluten levels or none at all :oops

  6. Purepersian,
    The label should state that there is glutin (protein) and it should state where the glutin comes from. Glutin is the protein in wheat, rice, oats, barley, rye and even corn. The glutin in corn has another protein that exists with it and it is called zein. Corn is 1/2 zein. So zein is also corn protein and you will see it used in some candy products as a coating, perhaps it will be listed on the label, it should be because some people have to avoid zein.

    The grain proteins (glutins) are not complete proteins.
    You have to combine them with other foods to make complete proteins.

    When you make complete proteins the amino acids make a circle when you look at them under the microscope. You know, like the old saying, “the circle of life.” Well whole proteins are ‘circles’ of amino acids.

    Incomplete proteins, like those in grains (which are glutins) are just chains of amino acids, they need a complementary food to be whole. Often the complementary food is a vegetable that contains amino acids that will make the two chains bind together and make circles.

    It sounds simple doesn’t it?

    It is difficult to find a lot of information on combining the amino acids from grains with the right amino acids in vegetable to make complete amino acid circles and thus complete proteins. I worked on getting this information together a couple of weeks ago because I want to eat less meat yet I want more complete protein in my diet at the same time.

    Meat, milk, soy and eggs are complete and whole proteins by themselves.

    Solomio

  7. ๐Ÿ™‚ Tom,
    Your observation about the skin of the starving children is very interesting and thought provoking. BUT I have wondered if the children who have the skin conditions are just not shown on camera?

    In that vein of thought, I have read literature that states the best method to insure a long and healthy life, in Western society, is to EAT LESS.

    This idea is linked somehow to the burning of calories in the body and the damage that over stoking our internal furnace can cause in our bodies.

    I have noticed that all the really old people, I have ever known, are on the thin side. I don’t know if they got thin because they are old or if they are old because they have been thin all their lives?

    Of course we know that those poor kids, in those ads, are probably going to die if they do not get proper nutrition; I am not saying that starving people is the right way to go, I am just stating an observation that really old people in our society, seem to be really old thin people.

    Solomio

  8. I agree with the gluten/carbohydrate/acne connection, however I disagree with Asians having clear skin. They eat a lot of rice, however I thought that was okay on a no-gluten diet. Maybe though that the acne I see in asians is recent. however there are ancient Chinese herbs and remedies for acne, so I assume it has been around a while in Asia.

  9. Wally,
    I think you are right abour Asian peoples having acne. I met/knew a Japanese girl about 10 years ago who was visiting this country and had very bad acne and she told me that some of her friends back home had the same problem. It really floored me because I always thought of Japanese girls as being perfect. They are so beautiful!
    Solomio

  10. Alex,
    In the United States I am thinking of old people as people who are 80 up to 100. They are all thin people. Maybe they are thin because social security does not pay then enough to eat anything? Or maybe they are that old because they are thin? I don’t know.

    How old are the old peolpe in Cyprus you are taliking about??
    Old people can be anywhere from 50 on depending on who is thinking about who is old.

    I am very curious because in the United States people who are mostly from 40 on seem to be fat. Even some of the young people are fat now in the United States.

    But as I said people who live to VERY OLD like 80 to 100 seem to be all very thin. So I am very curious about this now. Does that mean if we are vey thin and do not eat much we will live to be old? Will we want to be alive at that age? Perhaps it is all for nothing?? What do you think, Alex?
    Solomio

  11. no idea solomio but in cyprus “old” people are topping 80 years.They all go from heart diseases bcoz they are obese (most of the time).After 60 or smthing our body breaks down as you know,my theory is that all the fat storage is depleted as means to stall this process,then again maybe not.

  12. In the United States I am thinking of old people as people who are 80 up to 100.

    Whew…I’m glad you have that range beyond *my* age. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Old people can be anywhere from 50 on depending on who is thinking about who is old.

    Hey, I thought you just said 80-100 is old!

    I am very curious because in the United States people who are mostly from 40 on seem to be fat.

    Woah, you are really bringing this down quick! If I’m not old I guess I’m fat! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    But as I said people who live to VERY OLD like 80 to 100 seem to be all very thin. So I am very curious about this now.

    In all seriousness, people who are thin tend to live longer because carrying excess fat is hard on the body. The bones and musculature system cannot support the extra weight w/o adverse effects, such as heart problems. If the heart has to work harder than the entire system is going to suffer, therefore more health problems. These problems lead to death. This is a simple diagnosis, of course, but probably accurate.

    BTW, I have two grandmothers in their mid 90’s and both are in pretty good health….and both are thin.

    RK :mrgreen

  13. I always thought that people in places like Spain and Greece,Cyprus etc,live to a great age because of their healthy diets.Eating foods like olive oil and fruits and vegetables;but they do seem to be larger when they’re older.
    I don’t know if this is an accurate observation or not,but when we’ve been to Cyprus every year for a long time now and know some locals,we seem to always think they are older then they actually are.We’ve been going to this same village since the late 80’s and this same ‘old’ woman is always sat outside her little house year in,year out;and so we thought Gosh she must be touching a hundred now or something,and when we got talking to her,she was only in her 60’s or something! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ And the other locals we thought were older than they were.But,this is probably to do with the sun ageing their skin more than anything to do with diet.

  14. I dont know about country folks but down here in the city old folks max at 80-90 with a gut ๐Ÿ˜›

  15. In regards to the topic of protein…

    Incomplete proteins, like those in grains (which are glutins) are just chains of amino acids, they need a complementary food to be whole. Often the complementary food is a vegetable that contains amino acids that will make the two chains bind together and make circles….It is difficult to find a lot of information on combining the amino acids from grains with the right amino acids in vegetable to make complete amino acid circles and thus complete proteins. I worked on getting this information together a couple of weeks ago because I want to eat less meat yet I want more complete protein in my diet at the same time.

    Hi Solo-mio! Check out this web page for a list of foods to combine to make complete protein.

    An important point mentioned is that we can combine different food groups to make complete proteins and they do not have to be combined at one time as long as done throughout the day.

    Russell :mrgreen

  16. i dont know if im the only one,but i believe more meat and less grains,sugar and carbohydrates in general is the key ๐Ÿ˜›

  17. Alexious,

    I totally agree with you. I truly, truly believe that refined sugar, excess carbs, and a lack of exercise is slowly killing us off.

    What you mentioned in Cyprus, about people’s bodies just breaking down around 60, also seems to happen in Italy. I know it’s sterotyping to say that all Italians consume large amounts of pasta, but pasta and other carbs are a staple in the Italian diet (I know…I’ve been to Italy and seen it). It seems like most Italians are fine until about 55, then the body says, I QUIT…and the pounds start packing on. The things in their favour are eating lots of veg and fruits and walking most places and…I may get yelled at for this…drinking lots of wine.

    The more R&D that goes into higher protein/lower carb diets, the more they find that it’s really not a bad way of life. NOtice I said HIGHER and LOWER…diets like Atkins are very, very severe and can lead to nastybad illness,esp. if you’re a diabetic or have kidney disease. I’m personally on an “induction” phase of a low carb diet to lose weight from pregnancy…once my body reverses itself, I’ll go back to moderate carb consumption, but I won’t take in refined sugars or pasta anymore unless it’s a special occasion. I’m also on Metformin for insulin resistance (Syndrome X) and PCOS, so I don’t have much of a choice–if I want to fight PCOS, I have to low-carb.

    I’ve said before–I really, really believe a lowered-carb diet is good for clearing up skin and feeling healthier overall. Of course, if you’re about to do some serious physical activity or are a bodybuilder, then carb away! But for most of us, lowered carbs are probably best.

    This is all just my opinion coming from personal experience!! (*DISCLAIMER*) :wink

    Anyway, Alexious, I think you’re spot on.

    Yorkie

  18. low carb all the way,i sincerely prefer eating fat than carbs,and yeah im kinda trying to cut some fat and oput on some muscle this winter.Carbs be gone!!

  19. ๐Ÿ˜€ Wally,
    Check out this thread ’cause I go into what is in milk:
    Lactabumin in Whey and also Casein are two proteins that are in milk. Mod’s problem was with these proteins.
    Solomio

  20. Thanks Solomio. I’ll be sure to read it carefully. The reason why it interested my so much is that we did this lab in school dealing with lactose intolerance and it was interesting. Plus, I have lactose intolerance. I don’t think I’ve always had it, but I hate straight milk, so I hardly ever drink it. Since it is summer though, sometimes I will drink milkshakes and then I get cramping and a lot of time in the bathroom! In our book it said that the enzymes for breaking down the lactase can go away if you don’t use them a lot, and I think that is what happened to me!

  21. yep, the enzymes go away if you dont use them, i’ve heard. one time i didnt eat meat for three months, and when i went back on it, it gave me a bit of indigestion .. i get indigestion more often these days, if i dont mind what i eat. like if i eat too much variety in one day. and im only a young adult

  22. ok, sorry if I get off the topic of dairy/lactose for a sec. I just wanted to comment about WHEAT/GLUTEN in my diet along with a couple other things.

    First, I brought back some wheat bread into my diet the past 3 weeks. I had bought some natural whole wheat bread, the kind without any preservatives or hydrogenated oils. I have had a couple slices here and there. Along with that in the past week or so I ate some of that ycuky white bread on a hamburger, then I had a brat w/bun. Sure enough, I get a couple zits from eatin that crud. One was on my nose and looked like Mt St Helens after it exploded ๐Ÿ™ And whatever I’d put on it didnt do diddly. Well that spot is finally starting to look normal afer a week. Sheesh….

    Goes to show that this wheat jive is blah for my skin.

    And to add to the mix, about a month ago I quit smoking cigs. Havent had one since, not a puff….so good for me ๐Ÿ™‚ And I quit drinking coffee so much. For the past 2 months its just a few cups a week, when before I would have a couple every day.

    Dont know if those things are gonna help eventually but I hope so.

    My skin seems to go in cycles and right now I must be at a low point cuz its gotten worse than it was a couple weeks ago. That bread and then the smoke toxins coming out, I guess. It is frustrating.

    All Im trying to say I guess is that some of us have such delicate systems, anytime we do something to upset the balance it just comes right out on the skin.

    RK

  23. Yorkie: MAX IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!! HE’S ADORABLE!!!! I love babies!!! :mrgreen

    But I agree wholeheartedly with your post. Adkins is quite severe. I think The Zone is a lot more balanced and healthy.

    I think we all agree that moderation as it pertains to wheat is the way to go.

    BTW, for anyone interested, one of the best and most informative books I’ve read about how wheat, dairy, and sugar is very hard on the liver is Anne Louis Gittleman’s book, “The Fat Flush Plan”. It’s not specifically about weight loss totally. It really is a book about health, and why the liver is THE fat burning organ in the body. When it gets loaded down with toxins from wheat, diary, and sugar, it doesn’t funciton well, and you gain weight, even if you eat “low calorie and low fat” with sugar and wheat in your diet.

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