Saturday, April 6, 2013

The #1 Cause of Flab and Diabetes, According to Dr. Amen

One of the dietary guidelines to healing the bowel of those with gluten sensitivity and celiac, and tackling the secondary illness that go along with a gluten induced disease, like osteoporosis, and depression, is to eliminate sugar. And to eliminate the foods that are converted into "sugars". These sugars cause hormone imbalances,dysbiosis and liver stress. 

But does limiting the amount of sugar eaten work to prevent the development of illness?

A recent study has conclusively linked eating sugar with the development of diabetes. 

Please read the following interesting commentary from Dr. Amen, a psychiatrist who does cutting edge medicine.

And included in his piece, are links that explain clearly why carbohydrates from processed sugars, but also from grains, beans, and potatoes are linked to disease. 

GAPS diet, which is a satisfying way to eat, avoids these problematic carbs. There are many similar diets marketed, but Dr. Campbell- McBride also has added supplements to ensure a better result.

The whole GAPS protocol speeds recovery from a new diagnosis of celiac or gluten sensitivity.

The #1 Cause of Flab and Diabetes

I just got finished reading a remarkable article published in the New York Times that reviewed the details of an astounding study that was recently published.

This study, for the first time ever, conclusively pinpointed the #1 cause of type 2 diabetes and by extension, excess, stubborn weight.

They did, however, miss one incredibly important detail, which I'll explain in a second, but first, let's get to the good stuff that they did get right.

The study showed that the link between this #1 cause of type 2 diabetes and by extension, extra, stubborn flab, was just as strong as the link between cigarettes and lung cancer.

So what is this #1 cause?

Sugar - plain and simple. Shocked? I didn't think so. But what was shocking is what this column goes on to say: "All calories give off the same amount of energy when burned, but your body treats sugar calories differently, and that difference is damaging."

Finally -- someone from the mainstream media acknowledging what we've known for years, which is that not all calories are created equal… and that the most devastating waist-expanding, artery-clogging, diabetes-causing calories you can consume comes from sugar.

However, this study and this article miss one incredibly important detail. It's not just plain old sugar itself that triggers your body to accumulate excess fat and causes type 2 diabetes - it's also all of the foods that our bodies quickly turn INTO sugar that does the SAME thing.

These are foods that most of us eat everyday - foods that we thought were healthy, but in fact are absolutely LOADED with sugar in various forms.

It's these hidden forms of sugar that you must absolutely avoid at all costs -- they completely shut down your body's primary fat burning hormone while forcing your body's primary fat storage hormone to overact, causing layer upon layer of unwanted fat to accumulate./

Fortunately, I recently came across a fantastic explanation by a world-renowned nutritionist in which he outlines all of these hidden forms of sugar - and exactly how you can avoid them.

==> NEVER Eat These 2 Foods to Avoid Excess Flab and Type 2 Diabetes…

This is really a fantastic explanation and I highly recommend you go see it right now as I am not sure how long it will be up for.

That's it for today - just wanted to make sure you saw this - enjoy.

In brain health,
Daniel G. Amen, M.D.

To your Health!
Dr. Barbara