Would you like to optimise your hormonal health?

Optimize your hormonal health

“Modern life is attacking us. Ten years ago, there was a switch off between our work lives and our personal lives – we don’t have that anymore.”

– Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

 

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is a leading lifestyle and health teacher. His podcasts are well worth listening to.

In this interview with Angelique Panagos, nutritional therapist and the author of The Balance Plan: Six Steps to Optimize Your Hormonal Health, you will learn:

  • How have Angelique’s own experiences led her to learning about hormonal health and writing a book?
  • Why do Angelique and Rangan believe stress has a big role to play in modern health concerns?
  • Why does Angelique believe passionately that good nutrition is a vital part of healthy hormones?
  • How does Angelique think that your sleep pattern affects your hormones?
  • Find out Angelique’s six steps to optimising hormonal health.

Follow this link to hear the podcast

Reference:

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Angelique Panagos

Banting | LCHF go-getters – Ingrid Collender

Ingrid Collender has lost 20 kgs of weight in five months, and is still going strong.

I feel so terrific, I am NEVER EVER going back to where I was! EVER!

– Ingrid Collender

Ingrid is interviewed by Jonno Proudfoot, CEO of The Real Meal Revolution.

Ingrid’s Stats:

Joined program date: 17 October 2017
Start weight: 145.5kg
Current weight: 125.1kg
Awesome Weight as calculated by RMR: 92kg
Personal target weight: 80kg (BOOM)

 

Jonno Proudfoot (JP): You’ve been owning it in the forum for the last couple of months. Congrats on your success so far. What made you join RMR?

Ingrid Collender (IC): Thanks so much!

Before I found Real Meal Revolution, I was completely exhausted. I am a type two diabetic.

My blood pressure was 160 / 110. My resting pulse was over 100pm. I was sleeping poorly, despite taking sleeping tablets and drinking whiskey and wine to sleep.

I was having palpitations, sweating with the slightest exertion, and I could barely walk 200m without being totally short of breath. I was also profoundly depressed.

I was contemplating suicide, and I soon accepted that I was dying. It was not only my weight that was killing me, but my addiction to alcohol and sleeping pills. Continue reading “Banting | LCHF go-getters – Ingrid Collender”

Increase your energy – food

“I believe lifestyle and nutrition are always the bedrock upon which all chronic medical management should be founded”

– Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

One of my favourite leaders in the low-carb healthy-fat revolution, is the star of the hit BBC 1 series, Doctor in the House. 

In this and the following few posts, I’ll share his short videos, Increase Your Energy.

What I’m reading – The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes is a groundbreaking expose of of sugar and the powerful lobbies backing it.

“I am not prepared to look back at my time here in this Parliament, doing this job, and say to my children’s generation: I’m sorry, we knew there was a problem with sugary drinks, we knew it caused disease, but we ducked the difficult decision and we did nothing.”

– George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, announcing a tax on sugary beverages, March 16, 2016

I’m a huge fan of Gary Taubes, an award-winning science and health journalist, with three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of  Science Writers, and is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. Gary is co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative. When I first began my journey into low carb, healthy fat living, Gary’s books Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It and Good Calories, Bad Calories, made it all plain for me. He has also written Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion as well as Nobel Dreams: Power, Deceit and the Ultimate Experiment.

Gary Taubes’ introduction

In his introduction to The Case Against Sugar, Gary says the following:

The purpose of this book is to present the case against sugar – both sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup – as the principal cause of the chronic diseases that are most likely to kill us, or at least accelerate our demise, in the twenty-first century. Its goal is to explain why these sugars are the most likely suspects, and how we arrived at the current situation: a third of all adults are obese, two-thirds overweight, almost one in seven is diabetic, and one in four to five will die of cancer; yet the prime suspects for the dietary trigger of these conditions have been, until the last decade, treated as little worse than a source of harmless pleasure.

After studying Gary’s case for the prosecution, which begins with the early domestication of sugar in New Guinea about ten thousand years ago; the discovery of sugar crystals by Indian farmers in 500 B.C.; it’s distribution to China and Japan by Buddhist missionaries; carried by the Muslim expansion into the Mediterranean countries; the further introduction by Columbus into the New World, and ends with the modern times, where Americans currently eat between 150 lbs and 170 lbs of sugar per person annually; where half a billion adults and 40 million children on the planet are obese, and diabetes is a worldwide epidemic, there can be little doubt that the hypothesis is correct.

The Case Against Sugar is a challenging read with a bibliography that extends to 35 pages and with 281 notes, but, in my opinion is well worth the effort.

Conclusion

Gary’s earlier books helped change the way I eat but The Case Against Sugar disturbs deeply. In its pages I learned:

  • That sugar and tobacco are married. Who would know that soaking Virginia and Burley in a sugar sauce would encourage inhalation of smoke from blended cigarettes, and addiction. Gunpowder and nuclear weapons have killed fewer people.
  • That sugar and slavery went hand in hand. When Muslims began growing sugar in the Middle East in the seventh century, they imported black slaves from East Africa to work the fields.
  • That the present epidemic of obesity, diabetes, gout, heart disease, cancer is probably not possible to reverse.

Published: Portobello Books, 2016

ISBN 978 1 84627 637 8

Photo credit: Myself

Eat Better South Africa program

There is no way to eat that is more expensive than the current diet in South Africa if you consider the immeasurable cost of having diabetes and what that chronic disease will cost the state.”

– Professor Tim Noakes MBCHB, MD, DSc (Med)

In South Africa, the poorest of the poor are most at risk of becoming obese and developing Type 2 Diabetes. Professor Tim Noakes heads up The Noakes Foundation and this 11 minute movie explains it’s Eat Better South Africa outreach program to struggling areas of the Western Cape.

References: The Noakes Foundation

Banting | LCHF go-getters

Habib Noorbhai is a biokineticist and Banting go-getter.

“As a biokineticist, I was trained to believe that the training would be the answer to my health issues, but I didn’t feel great. I started Banting and after six months I had lost 7kg, I didn’t have heartburn or feel hungry all the time, my stress levels had gone down and my skin felt more refreshed. Most importantly I look the way I did during my undergrad days!”

– Habib Noorbhai, 27

 

Before I started Banting I had less energy, 2014 was a stressful year, I felt bloated and body fat percentage and weight management was a real issue. As a Biokineticist, we were all trained to believe that training/physical activity would assist…

Then I heard about it from my supervisor, Prof Timothy Noakes when he started working on it a few years ago.

I started the lifestyle plan in December and was convinced even more about it after seeing the shocking evidence of sugar and carbs at the Old Mutual Health Summit 2015 at CTICC.

After nearly 6 months I have no heart burn, I am not feeling hungry, my stress levels have reduced, my skin feels more refreshed; and most importantly I have lost body fat percentage and look the way I did during my undergrad!

My final comment on Banting is that it definitely works for those who have chronic and lifestyle diseases/family history and it is the best preventative ‘medicine’ for those suffering from Obesity and Diabetes.

Reference:

realmealrevolution.com

Banting | LCHF go-getters – Habib Noorbhai

Habib Noorbhai is a biokineticist and Banting go-getter.

“As a biokineticist, I was trained to believe that the training would be the answer to my health issues, but I didn’t feel great. I started Banting and after six months I had lost 7kg, I didn’t have heartburn or feel hungry all the time, my stress levels had gone down and my skin felt more refreshed. Most importantly I look the way I did during my undergrad days!”

– Habib Noorbhai, 27

 

Before I started Banting I had less energy, 2014 was a stressful year, I felt bloated and body fat percentage and weight management was a real issue. As a Biokineticist, we were all trained to believe that training/physical activity would assist…

Then I heard about it from my supervisor, Prof Timothy Noakes when he started working on it a few years ago.

I started the lifestyle plan in December and was convinced even more about it after seeing the shocking evidence of sugar and carbs at the Old Mutual Health Summit 2015 at CTICC.

Health Benefits

After nearly 6 months I have no heart burn, I am not feeling hungry, my stress levels have reduced, my skin feels more refreshed; and most importantly I have lost body fat percentage and look the way I did during my undergrad!

Conclusion

My final comment on Banting is that it definitely works for those who have chronic and lifestyle diseases/family history and it is the best preventative ‘medicine’ for those suffering from Obesity and Diabetes.

Reference:

realmealrevolution.com