Lies My Doctor Told Me: Medical Myths That Can Harm Your Health

I just finished reading, Lies My Doctor Told Me: Medical Myths That Can Harm Your Health by K. D. Berry, MD and I loved it! Dr. Berry doesn’t write like a doctor at all, meaning his book is really down to earth. It is an easy read. Not like some of the books that are hard to read with a bunch of medical mumbo-jumbo.

I found myself laughing through the book and I kept wanting to say out loud “I told you so”. Because sometimes I get so frustrated with the backward thinking that people have when they are dieting. But they are following the advice of their well-meaning dietitians and doctors who tell them to count calories or eat a balanced diet.  Rather, than use common sense and realize that if you have done all of that and keep getting fatter than perhaps it isn’t working. It really isn’t rocket science.

The biggest thing that I took from this book is that we all have perfect DNA from our ancestors from over 30 thousand years. If we eat the way we are meant to eat, for the most part, our bodies will take care of themselves and we may even possibly avoid many illnesses.

In this book, Doctor Berry covers several lies that have been told to us in a very honest way. It is mind-boggling to me that many of these lies have absolutely no research or medical facts behind them. It is just simply lies that keep getting past on.

For example, one of the biggest lies that we have been taught is that Milk is good for you. You’ve heard the commercials. “Milk, it does the body good”. No. It doesn’t milk is horrible for adults. And also we think we are doing a good thing for our bones by drinking milk. Again not true. Vitamin D comes from the sun. The sun is good for you. It is healing.

These lies really opened up my mind to the fact that many of our beliefs and the beliefs of doctors offer no real proof or evidence. And many of the lies were created by the food industry. We hear commercials so many times over the years that we actually start to believe them.

The entire point of this book is to empower readers to be in charge of their own health. It is sad that many people simply listen to their doctors and pop pills. Taking medications may not always be the best solution. Sometimes turning an illness around is a simple as changing your diet.

In this book, Dr. Berry empowers readers to take charge of their own health and do the research. Everyone is encouraged to Google each topic. Also, he shares a link where you can dig deep and get some real facts about any topic. And at the end of each chapter, you are given some books that go deeper into each topic.

If you have any sort of health issue, you really owe it to yourself to be a critical thinker and do some of your own research on your health issue and the cause. A great place to start is with this book.


 

 

Food Crazy Mind The Book

Food Crazy Mind: 5 Simple Steps to Stop Mindless Eating and Start a Healthier, Happier Relationship with Food

I love “Food Crazy Mind”. Davina Chessid writes about the most challenging part weight loss and that is a mindset. We are our own worst enemy or should I say our minds are.

Are you a mindless eater? Do you binge eat? Do you eat when you are not even hungry? If you are, you are not alone.
I was a grazer. If a food was there, I would eat it, even if I wasn’t hungry. So if you are a mindless eater, Food Crazy Mind is a book for you.

The Author, Davina Chessid shares her personal experience in a humorous was as she walks her readers through the “5 simple steps to stop mindless eating and start a healthier, happier relationship with food”.

You will love Davina’s writing style. She makes you feel like you are just hanging out with a friend. She writes about her personal experience so you find yourself relating to what she says because you are the same way. And I love this because no one wants to feel like they are the only one struggling with obsessing over food.

STEP 1 Exploring Resistance

This is when we want to make changes, but we end up sabotaging our efforts because the root problem is that we are afraid of change. This step is all about going deep and figuring out why you keep putting off making the changes that are needed. If you can’t figure out why you can’t make a change.

I have to warn you, exploring resistance can be difficult. It is about honesty and truth. Sometimes we believe our own lies and we hide behind our fears. Perhaps we use our fat bodies as a sort of a body armor to protect ourselves. But the bottom line is. We have to figure out why we resist change.

STEP 2 Introducing Mindfulness

Mindfulness is simply observing yourself. It isn’t about making changing tor doing anything different. It is about simply being aware of when you eat, why you eat, how you eat. It’s about being aware of the emotions you are feeling at that moment.

I love this section because you get to sort of play pretend. She suggests that you think back to a time when food was an issue. And put yourself back in that situation but pretend you’re are at your ideal size. In your mind walk yourself through how you might feel and act when you are your future healthier self.


STEP 3 Looking at Feelings

This section is about the reality that most of us who have struggled to lose weight often don’t eat because we are hungry. We eat for other reasons. Looking back I realize I actually eat my feelings. I was an emotional eater. And I will always be. But being aware of it gave me control over food.

It’s about taking time to think before you eat. It’s about just taking a few minutes to ask what you are feeling before you eat.


STEP 4 The Power of Habit

Change can be difficult, but once you make changes for the better and repeat it enough that it becomes a habit, it sort of becomes automatic. You almost don’t even need to think about it anymore.

However, changing a bad habit can be difficult as you have been doing it for a while. But in this section, the author gives many ideas and suggestions to help anyone get control and change their habits and over time, their relationship with food.

STEP 5 The Significance of Self Image

This is all about learning to love yourself for who you are. The development of self Esteem while losing weight is really tough.

I know because I spent many months working on pulling back all the layers and realizing that I am perfect just the way I am. I wrote an entire post about the development of self Esteem while losing weight. It is tough but so empowering. It is the final step to releasing the hold that food has on you.

This final step is about changing your thinking and introducing positive self-talk and changing your self-image.

I recommend this book to anyone who struggles with control. It will help you understand why you do the “crazy” things you do when it comes to food. The most important thing is to understand you are never alone.


 

 

A Ketogenic Diet For Beginners

If you are curious about a Low-Carb, High-Fat diet then The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners: Your Essential Guide to Living the Keto Lifestyle is a for you. It is a very easy read that anyone will be able to understand.

The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners: Your Essential Guide to Living the Keto Lifestyle

There are 3 sections to this book. The first section is about the Ketogenic Lifestyle. In this section of the book, we are taught how the body works and what you will need to eat on a ketogenic diet. The book gives you a list of what you will need to remove from your kitchen and tells you what can stay. It also lists what you will need to shop for and what you will want to have on hand.

It also shares with you what to expect. For example, many people experience a keto-flu. It is simply a normal part of withdrawal. This is what happens when we give our body good nutrition. Once you get past the “flu” you will feel better.

The middle section gives readers a 14-day meal plan so you clearly understand what to eat for breakfast, lunch dinner and even snacks. A ketogenic diet is pretty easy. You simply eat more natural foods. But many people find that they need structure. I like that the author lays out a clear meal plan on what someone should eat for 14 days on a ketogenic diet. It makes it very simple for anyone to follow.

The last section of the book is full of recipes, 75 to be exact. The recipes are very easy to follow and most of them don’t have a lot of ingredients which can save you money in your wallet.  And most of the ingredient are things you already have in your kitchen. There is a good variety of recipes and different ways to cook them. The best part of having all the recipes right here for you is that you will never bet bored with your ketogenic diet. When you eat amazing delicious food, you won’t be missing the carbs and sugar.

The only thing that is missing in this book is images of the food, but really it isn’t something that is needed. The descriptions of very clear so they are easy to understand.

I also like that there are recipes for those who can’t eat dairy or are gluten-free. There are also many vegetarian recipes. So everyone can find something that they will love.

There are also suggestions on how to eat out. This is a very important part of a ketogenic diet that many people don’t think about. But most restaurants don’t have a low-carb menu. So eating out can be a huge challenge. No worries. This book has you covered.


Eat Fat Get Thin Review

I just had to write a review about this book because it was the information inside that got me started with a high fat, low carb diet.

The lessons in this book have been able to help me take my life back. The things I learned in this book has helped me lose 22 pounds so far and I’m not done yet. But that’s just part of it.

My allergies are totally gone and I don’t have any more joint pain. My knees used to kill me. But now the pain is gone. I sleep soundly and feel great when I wake up in the morning.

My boyfriend has had even better results!

Read Brian’s Low Carb Success Story.

Brian’s sugar is lower and he has been able to reduce his meds for his diabetes. He has zero acid reflux. This to me is really amazing because he used to wake up in the middle of the  night not able to sleep. Or he would have to have his head elevated. He also sleeps on his stomach now, which I have never seen him do the entire time I have known him. And best of all, he no longer snores.

Our lives have changed so much simply by changing the way we eat.

So let me tell you about Eat Fat, Get Thin. This book was written by Dr. Mark Hyman.

In his book Dr. Hyman teaches people about how most of the information that we have been taught about nutrition is wrong.

I thought fat made people fat.I thought that fat raised cholesterol and gave people heart attacks.I thought to be healthy, I needed a low-fat diet.

If you believe the same, then you need to read this book. I think you will be surprised.

We were taught that fat makes you fat. And that does seem like it would make sense, in reality, the “low fat” revolution has created a lot of overweight and obese people. Now many people have or will eventually develop type 2 diabetes simply because they are doing what has been recommended by government nutritional experts.

In this book, Dr.Hyman explains how fat is not a bad thing and how what we really need to avoid is sugar.

The diet in this book is very easy to follow. You will have a list of how to shop and what to eat. There is also a bunch of really awesome recipes in
the back of the book.

If you are struggling with your weight then I highly recommend you read Eat Fat Get Thin.

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