Damn, Dirty Grains

"Among my many beefs with grain, the first and foremost is the havoc it plays with insulin and other hormonal responses in the body. For the full picture, visit the previous Definitive Guide to Insulin from some months ago. Guess what? The same principles still hold. We developed the insulin response to help store excess nutrients and to take surplus (and potentially toxic) glucose out of the bloodstream. This was an adaptive trait. But it didn&r

Eat Meat & Vegetables, Nuts & Seeds, Some Fruit, Little Starch, No Sugar

Half Rotisserie Chicken, Sauteed Spinach in Butter and Garlic. Simple, Nutritious, Delicious. The "Better" Food Pyramid (courtesy of David Getoff): Non-Starchy Vegetables: 4-8 Servings/Day. Half your plate for 2-3 meals. Animal Protein: 2-3 Servings of 3-6 ounces/Day: Hormone, antibiotic-free and range fed if possible. Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Butter, Butter or Ghee (all organic): 1+ Tablespoon/Day. Your body needs these fats. Raw Nut

Breakfast = Meat + Nuts

5 eggs (inc. yolks), bacon, spinach, chased with a handful of almonds" When people ask me for the best single dietary tip of optimal leanness, energy and sustained mental focus, I invariably tell them to try the rotating meat and nuts breakfast. Clients ranging from NHL & NFL stars to corporate executives, rave about the increased mental acuity and focused energy they derive from this food combination. The meat allows for a slow and steady r

Don’t Eat Soy!

"Excess intake of soy can have adverse hormonal effects involving the reproductive organs and the thyroid. Soy decreases testosterone so men may experience low libido and decreased sperm count. Women may experience an array of symptoms since the thyroid gland will also be affected. When there is too much soy in the system, a woman may complain of fatigue, low libido, heavy menstrual flow, cramping, infertility, depression, hair loss, dry skin and

Eat Fat!

"It’s interesting to note that prior to the 1920’s, Americans ate tons of lard, butter, beef and cheese but both strokes and heart attacks were far less common than they are today. Enter the saturation (forgive the pun) of the food supply with hydrogenated oils, high omega-6 vegetable oils and tons of carbohydrates--now heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. "Coincidence?" - Excerpt from "What's Really

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