posted by Morley Evans
Dr. Mary Vernon, MD
specializes in bariatric medicine.
Interviewed by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, M.D.
"What I was taught to tell people — eat a fat-free, low sodium, calorie-restricted diet — does not work."
"I couldn't find anything [in the scientific papers] that showed that a low-fat diet worked." Dr. Vernon found answers in the lay press.
The biology textbook Dr. Vernon studied in medical school said:
"The job of insulin is to stop fat burning and start fat storage."
The next line in that biology textbook said:
"The primary secretagogue of insulin is dietary carbohydrate."
Dr. Vernon left medical school with the opposite message firmly planted.
A light bulb in Dr. Vernon's head came on years after she had graduated!
Q: "Who needs to count calories?"
A: "Nobody needs to count calories."
The bottom line:
Protein should be a percentage of your body weight (30 grams = 1.06 ounces and one chicken egg = 6 to 7 ounces of protein or more than 170 grams of protein — plus fat and cholesterol which you need.)
Our protein needs depend on our age, size, and activity level. The standard method used by nutritionists to estimate our minimum daily protein requirement is to multiply the body weight in kilograms by .8, or weight in pounds by .37. This is the number of grams of protein that should be the daily minimum. According to this method, a person weighing 150 lbs. should eat 55 grams of protein per day, a 200-pound person should get 74 grams, and a 250-pound person should eat 92 grams;
Fat should be included "as mother nature bundled it with protein" in meat, fowl, fish and dairy. (If you want to be thin — and healthy — eat fat and avoid starch and sugar.) The century-long War on Fat (and cholesterol) has created a public health disaster in Western countries;
Fruits and Vegetables should be most of what we eat. Load up. Take Juice PLUS+;
Vitamin D Nearly everyone is deficient in this most important nutrient.
Tend the Garden in your Gut. If you don't, nothing will work and you will get sick. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.
Starchy foods (such as potatoes) and all grains (especially bread) should be restricted by how much one can tolerate. If one is obese or diabetic, one must eat no starchy food. Everyone should eat much less starchy food than is commonly eaten today. The food industry sells starchy food because it is cheap to produce, lasts forever on the shelf, and it makes one hungry so one buys and eats more — good for them, bad for you;
Sugar and all sweeteners (especially HFCS) should be eliminated from everyone's diet.
NO BREAD NO BREAD NO VEGETABLE OILS (except olive oil)
NEVER DRINK ANYTHING FROM COCA-COLA OR PEPSI (not even water)
NO DRUGS, including over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs.
The New Atkins for a New You