Jamieson Health Center
April 17, 2012
Volume 4, Number 3
One of the scientists interviewed was particularly startled by how quickly sugar consumption causes the liver to produce dangerous small-density LDL cholesterol particles that accelerate atherosclerosis, which we talked about in our March 2012 Newsletter.
60 Minutes viewers were also visually enlightened to the pathway showing how sugar ingestion promotes cancer by stimulating excess insulin secretion. Certain cancer cells thrive in the presence of surplus insulin, which is why taking steps to suppress glucose and insulin blood levels has long been a cornerstone of a scientific disease-prevention program.
The conclusion was: sugar is toxic and all sugars need to be avoided.
The Blood Sugar Cascade.
The data validating the lethal dangers of blood sugar overload grows stronger each day. It’s a cascade leading to insulin resistance. It causes you to gain belly fat, raises your blood pressure, increases your cholesterol (especially the bad), makes you infertile, kills your sex drive, gives you mood swings, makes you depressed, tired and demented, and even leads to cancer.
I continue to urge you to protect your health by not overeating and fighting the blood sugar cascade. Yes, your brain desires to binge on rich foods, but you can start rewiring your brain by taking the following steps:
1. Balance your blood sugar – avoid sugars and starches and eat protein every 2 - 4 hours
2. Eliminate liquid calories and artificial sweeteners
3. Eat a high-quality protein at breakfast
Join our Spring Cleaning Group Detox Program.
The best way to get started is to join our Spring Cleaning Group Detox program. You will not only get control over your blood sugar cravings and balance your blood sugar, but also cleanse your entire system. Lose the extra weight and get rid of any dangerous toxins including any excess metabolized hormones.
Our next class starts on Thu May 3rd at 6:30pm. To register, call our office at 408-517-0706.
Receive $50 OFF when you register early. Cost is $275 before April 27, $325 after.
Check out our Healthy Recipes on our Website.
Do not know where to start? Do you need recipe ideas? Are you gluten sensitive and don’t know what to eat?
Check out our healthy recipes on our website at http://www.jamiesonhealthcenter.com/diet.htm
This week’s recipe: Cinnamon Apple Almond Flour Muffins. Find it under the breakfast section.
For more information about how to fight the blood sugar cascade and details about our Spring Cleaning Group Detox Program, read the rest of our newsletter online.
Yours in good health,
Dr. Samuel R. Jamieson
P.S. Read more of my newsletters at http://www.jamiesonhealthcenter.com/archive.htm
Fighting the Blood Sugar Cascade.
(From “How to Rewire Your Brain to End Food Cravings“, by Dr. Mark Hyman, MD)
Our brains desire food.
The brain's desire to binge on rich food is a genetic holdover from the days of hunter-gatherers. Given what scientists know today about our early ancestors it makes sense that our brains are hardwired to fixate on high-calorie foods. It's a survival mechanism. Eating as many calories as possible, whenever possible, allowed our ancestors to store excess calories as fat and survive lean times. That approach worked well then, but today it's making us sick and fat.
That's because our brains haven't evolved as fast as our food environment. The variety of foods hunter-gatherers ate paled in comparison to the 40,000 different food items we can buy in the average big-box grocery store today. No cinnamon buns for them! The average hunter-gatherer got up to 60 percent of his calories from animal foods, such as muscle meat, fat, and organ meat, and the other 40 percent from plants.
That balance between protein and carbohydrates in the diet is where the problem lies, but it's not what you think. Carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap, but they are the single most important nutrient for long-term health and weight loss. But I'm not talking about bagels and donuts. I'm talking about plant foods that more closely resemble what our ancestors ate. Hunter-gatherers ate fruit, tubers, seeds, and nuts. These are whole foods. They are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and disease- and weight-busting colorful phytochemicals. They also take time to digest. Therefore, they raise blood sugar slowly, which balances metabolism and offers a steady stream of energy. Whole foods have all the right information and turn on all the right genes.
But the past 10,000 years saw the advent of both agriculture and industrialization. And, in the blink of an eye, the human diet got turned upside down. Today, 60 percent of our calories come from things that hunter-gatherers wouldn't even recognize as food. The bulk of those items -- cereal grains, white bread, pasta, sugary drinks, refined oils and dressings -- are simple carbohydrates. The primitive brain sees an endless supply of easy energy. Left unchecked, our bodies pay the price.
The Blood Sugar Cascade
When you eat simple carbohydrates, whether as sugar or as starch, they pass almost instantaneously from the gut into the bloodstream. Within seconds blood sugar levels start to rise. To counter the increase in sugar, the body releases insulin. Insulin is the key that unlocks the cells and allows sugar to enter. As sugar enters the cells, the amount of sugar in the blood declines and the body restores homeostasis.
An abundance of simple sugars in the diet goads the body into releasing more and more insulin. Eventually, the cellular locks get worn down from overuse. Like a key that's lost its teeth, insulin loses its ability to easily open the cellular door. The cells become numb to the effects of insulin. As a result, the body pumps out more and more of the hormone to keep its blood sugar levels in check. Eventually, this cycle leads to a dangerous condition called insulin resistance. Insulin resistance -- at the root of diabetes and obesity -- causes you to gain belly fat, raises your blood pressure, messes up your cholesterol, makes you infertile, kills your sex drive, gives you mood swings, makes you depressed, tired, and demented, and even leads to cancer.
3 Ways to Reprogram Your Brain
Luckily, there are ways to rewire the primitive parts of your brain by making good food choices. Here are three ways to get started.
Ultimately, you may not control your genes but you do control what and how you eat. The most powerful tool you have to transform your health is your fork! Use it well and you will thrive.
For healthy recipes, tips and ideas of what to eat, check out our recipe section on our website.
Newest recipe: Cinnamon Apple Almond Flour Muffins!
Join our Spring Cleaning Group Detox program.
Let us help you not only get control over your blood sugar cravings and balance your blood sugar, but also cleanse your entire system. Lose the extra weight and get rid of any dangerous toxins including any excess metabolized hormones.
Get ready for summer and join our 3-week Spring Cleaning Group Detox program.
Class starts on Thu May 3rd at 6:30pm. To register, call our office at 408-517-0706.
Receive $50 OFF when you register early. Cost is $275 before April 27, $325 after.
The Group Detox Program is based on the Standard Process 21-Day Purification program. It only uses real, organic, whole foods and supplements. It is not made from GMO high fructose corn syrup and coal tar and therefore doesn’t include synthetic compounds like other supplements do.
The 21-Day Purification Program includes:
To learn more about why this program is so effective, watch the online video on our website.
Please fill out our toxicity questionnaire to check whether this program is right for you.
Call now to order your 21-Day Purification kit and to register for our class on May 3rd and get $50 OFF!
Contraindications and restrictions.
*Please note this program is not for everyone. If you are pregnant or nursing, suffering from any chronic illness or degenerative disease, please call us to make sure this program is right for you.
$50 discount only applicable on the Group Detox program, which includes the products and services listed above. Not applicable on any other integrative chiropractic or neurofeedback services, herbs or other nutritional supplements.
JAMIESON HEALTH CENTER
Samuel R. Jamieson, D.C.
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Seminars we’ve taken.
Since I want to make a difference in your lives and that of your children, I’m constantly trying to keep up with the latest developments in healing practices, clinical research and new discoveries in the area of integrative holistic medicine. To that end, I have attended the following seminars and conferences over the last several months:
· The Neuorendocrine-Immunology of Hepatic Detoxification
· Functional Neurology – ongoing at the Carrick Institute of Neurology
· Understanding the complexity of gluten sensitivity
· Breaking the complex web of leaky gut
· Neurochemistry of childhood brain developmental disorders
· The neuroendocrine immunology of andropause
· The neuroendocrine immunology of perimenopause
· The aging brain
· The brain-gut axis
· Nutrition Response Testing
· NeuroIntegration therapy– Level 1 and Level 2 training
· Alpha/Theta training with neurofeedback
· Deep States training with neurofeedback – level 2
· Level 2 advanced neurofeedback training
· Alpha-Theta advanced training
· Autoimmune regulation
· Metabolic Biotransformation: an overview of detoxification and weight management
· Restoring Gastrointestinal Health
· Practical Blood Chemistry
· Neurotransmitters and Brain
· The Thyroid-Brain–Immuno Connection
· Restorative Endocrinology: Balancing Female Hormones in Menopausal Women
· Restorative Endocrinology: Balancing Hormones in Cycling Women
· The Impacts of Estrogen on the NeuroEndocrine-Immune Axis
· Restorative Endocrinology: Balancing Male Hormones
· Advanced Nutrition Therapeutics for Addictions and OCD
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