Diet which allows fruits, dairy and vegetarian friendly

Fruits contain sugars (especially over ripe ones) and vitamin C and other nutrients and fibers.  Sour fruits and vitamin C-rich fruits have anti-cancer properties.

Diet which allows fruits include:

  • Carb cycling
  • Plant paradox
  • Intuitive eating
  • Dr Grundry’s diet evolution
  • The Flexitarian diet
  • The fast diet
  • Dash diet
  • The lose your belly diet
  • The Mediterranean diet
  • The MIND diet
  • The SETPOINT diet
  • NOOM

 

1:1 Sugar to fiber ratio for healthy food

Fiber is one promising compound that has been demonstrated to alleviate metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. These conditions include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.

Researchers found that the yeast that had an overactive influx of glucose caused the Ras proteins to activate too much, which would then allow the cells to grow at an accelerated rate.  Our research reveals how the hyperactive sugar consumption of cancerous cells leads to a vicious cycle of continued stimulation of cancer development and growth,” said researcher Johan Thevelein from KU Leuven in Belgium.

Defective Ras signaling has been cited as a contributing factor to many other human illnesses, including diabetes and immunological and inflammatory disorders.

Over consumption of sugar affects the following organs more than others: biliary tract, lungs, colon, pancreas, prostate and skin.

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A good whole food, low glycemic load diet has about a 1:1 sugar to fiber ratio.  The current U.S. average is about 12:1.  This is the result of both adding sugar to just about all manufactured foods and the removal of fiber during processing.  The 1:1 ratio in a whole food diet comes from about 50 grams of natural sugars per day and about 45 grams of natural fiber.  The average daily intake of fiber in the U.S. is about 12-15 grams, while the average sugar intake is 180-220 grams.  The U.S. fiber intake doesn’t look that bad in light of the currently recommended amount of 14-15 grams.  This is the disconnect between current research and typical policy and recommendations.

Sugar to fiber ration when consuming simply the natural carbohydrate with no added sugar use the table below.

Fruits              Vegetables                Grains

Natural sugar                       5-12 gms       0.5-1gms                   0.5-1gms

Fiber                                   1-3 gms          2-4 gms                    2-4gms

Sugar to fiber ratio               1.5-10 to 1     0.1-0.5 to 1                0.1-0.5 to 1

The cupcake has a sugar to fiber ratio of greater than 18 to 1, while the cereal bar is greater than 19 to 1.  Both list the fiber as less than one gram so could be 0.1 grams, or it could be 0.5 grams.  These are on the order of 30 to 180 times higher than it would be without added sugar and with all of the natural fiber not refined out!

MIND Diet modified to kill parasites

mind diet.JPGThe MIND diet recommends:

  • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): at least six servings a week
    Other vegetables: at least one a day
  • Spice: ginger, thyme, oregano, rosemary, other spices
    Nuts: five servings a week
    Berries: two or more servings a week
    Beans: at least three servings a week
    Whole grains: three or more servings a day (soak before cooking)
    Fish: once a week
    Poultry (like chicken or turkey): two times a week
    Olive oil: use it as your main cooking oil.
    Wine: one glass a day

The diet discourages:

  • Red meat: more than four servings a week
    Butter and stick margarine: more than a tablespoon daily
    Cheese: more than one serving a week
    Pastries and sweets: more than five servings a week
    Fried or fast food: more than one serving a week

Modified MIND diet by Connie

  • Avoid 1 glass of red wine every night, switch to 1x per week when you have allergies, skin issues and parasites

Garlic, honey, pumpkin seeds, and papaya seeds are all touted as antiparasitic foods to include in your diet. Some natural practitioners go a step further and recommend a grain-free, sugar-free diet. Others recommend limiting fruit intake in order to further reduce dietary sugars.

To prevent further parasitic infections after cleansing, natural practitioners recommend that you avoid eating raw or under cooked meat and seafood. When traveling internationally, avoid:

  • water that isn’t purified and bottled
  • ice
  • fruits you can’t peel
  • swimming or bathing in freshwater
  • foods prepared by vendors on the street

Why grains can affect us badly

Grains contain proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Many components of grains cause problems to non-herbivore animals and humans including lectins (such as wheat germ agglutinin), saponins, phytates, amylopectin A, gluten, and others. For example, lectins in grains are produced by the plants to kill insects and fungi so that the grain is protected and can serve as seed for new plants. Lectins are also toxic for dogs, cats and humans. They cannot be inactivated with the heat of normal baking or cooking but many can be inactivated by soaking the grains for some days before cooking or by pressure cooking.

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Food pairings to lose weight

Ginger when added to fish or chicken removes the fishy smell and ginger is good for circulation. Lemon which is rich in vitamin C and when added to your green tea facilitates absorption of nutrients from the tea.  At night, eat healthy fats as cholesterol is synthesize at night. It takes 30 minutes to digest boiled eggs but at least 3 hours for meat. Pineapple is rich in enzymes that helps in digestion, so eat them 30min before or after a meat dish.  Cayenne and turmeric are anti-inflammatory and anti-parasitic and best eaten with meat. Aim for few calories if you are over 50 as our metabolism is slower as we age. Fiber rich whole foods help in preventing chronic diseases.

Connie

In a number of obesity syndromes in rodents, the sympathetic nervous system (of thermogenesis) is defective. Heal your nervous system with good fats, sleep, de-stress, exercise, whole foods, quality supplementation especially Vitamin B complex.  Food pairings is important as well as chewing your food well and adding high fiber rich foods and good fats in your diet.

Eat by chewing well and add lemon in your water. Eat between 10 am to 4 pm. Exercise, sleep well and avoid stress.

By Dana Leigh Smith and Cassandra Talmadge

Although that may sound counter intuitive, there’s sound science behind our recommendation. But before you get too excited and double-up on ice cream and cookies, realize this trick does have some caveats. If you want to trim your waist in record time, you’ll need to pair the right foods together on one plate. All the mighty duos below either fry fat, beat bloat or boost metabolism. Why consume just one better-body food? Check out our delicious pairings and accelerate the rate of your weight loss, today!

1
CAYENNE +
CHICKEN

spice crusted chicken
Turn up the heat on your belly bulge by flavoring your chicken with a dash of cayenne powder. Protein-rich foods like poultry not only boost satiety, but also help people eat less at subsequent meals, according to research. But that’s not all: It can also increase post-meal calorie burn by as much as 35 percent! If you thought it couldn’t get much better than that, think again! Researchers say that chili pepper can also help blast away stubborn belly fat! If you ask us, there’s no better reason to sprinkle some onto your chicken before it hits the grill. (For more furnace-stoking flavor, try the 5 Best Spices for Weight Loss.)

2
BELL PEPPERS
+ EGGS

eggs and peppers
Grab a pepper and a few eggs, and get crackin’! This mighty fat-frying duo is sure to help you fit into your skinny jeans in no time. Eggs contain a metabolism-boosting nutrient called choline, and peppers are a good source of vitamin C. What does vitamin C have to do with weight loss? Getting an adequate amount of the nutrient can help fight off cortisol, a hormone that causes fat to accumulate around the midsection. Chop some peppers, add them to a hot pan with some olive oil, add in two or three eggs and scramble them up to stay slim.

3
OATMEAL +
BERRIES

oatmeal and berries
If you’re trying to lose weight, oatmeal topped with berries is another delicious fat-frying breakfast option you might want to consider. What makes the duo so powerful? They each contain insoluble fiber which, according to Canadian researchers, boosts levels of ghrelin—a hormone that controls hunger. Plus, berries are packed with chemicals called polyphenols that aid weight loss and can actually stop fat from forming. Adding this meal to your weekly repertoire is sure to help you see your six-pack before swimsuit season. And, believe us, the cook time is worth it. Oatmeal is one of the secrets to our exclusive plan: 14 Ways to Lose Your Belly in 14 Days.

4
HONEYDEW +
RED GRAPES

honeydew
Fight fat and banish bloating with a fruit salad comprised of honeydew and red grapes. Melon is a natural diuretic, so it helps fight the water retention responsible for making you look puffy even though you have a toned stomach. Red grapes add fuel to the better-belly fire because they contain an antioxidant called anthocyanin that helps calm the action of fat-storage genes. This dynamic duo makes for a delicious, healthy dessert and is sure to turn your two-pack into a six-pack—stat!

5
PISTACHIOS +
ALMONDS

pistachios
While a snack mix comprised of cereal and pretzels may taste good, it’s not going to give you that tight stomach you crave. Ditch the starchy carbs and replace them with a combination of pistachios and almonds. According to researchers, reaching for these nuts in lieu of carbohydrate-based foods can help speed the rate of weight loss. More good news: A study printed in The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that the amino acid L-arginine, found in almonds, helps the body burn more fat and carbs during workouts, too. So while you’re doubling down on the workouts before spring break, make sure your diet is doing double duty, too!

6
YOGURT +
CINNAMON

yogurt
You’ve almost reached your weight loss goal, but those last few pounds seem to be holding on for dear life. Ditch the last bit of flab with a daily dose of vitamin D-fortified yogurt (we like Stonyfield Organic). A Nutrition Journal study found that diets rich in both calcium and vitamin C can significantly decrease the amount of fat the body absorbs and stores. Why should you add a sprinkle of cinnamon to your container, you ask? Not only does it taste great, but it also contains powerful antioxidants that improve body composition and insulin sensitivity. Animal studies have also found that consuming cinnamon can ward off the accumulation of belly chub. Enjoy this tasty duo as a quick, on-the-go breakfast or an afternoon snack. Just make sure you’re choosing a pot with more protein than sugar with our guide to the 9 Best Brand Name Yogurts for Weight Loss.

7
SPINACH +
AVOCADO OIL

avocado sandwich
If your monster appetite is making it difficult for you to trim down, consider making a sautéed side dish or salad with some avocado oil and spinach. How will eating these foods help you slim down? Avocado oil is rich in monounsaturated fats that help ward off hunger. And high-volume, low-calorie greens like spinach help fill you up without filling you out. Plus, studies show that women who eat foods with high water content, such as leafy greens, have lower BMIs and smaller waistlines than those who don’t load their plates with this type of food. So eat plenty of green to get lean.

8
BANANAS
+ SPINACH

banana and spinach smoothie
Slightly green bananas are rich in something called resistant starch. This type of starch not only boosts satiety, but also–as the name implies–resists digestion. The result: the body has to work harder to digest the food, which promotes fat oxidation and reduces abdominal fat. What’s more, bananas are rich in potassium, a nutrient that helps banish pesky bloat that can make you look less trim and fit than you actually are. Pair this mighty fruit with spinach, a low-cal veggie that boosts satiety and aids post-pump recovery, to create a fat-frying smoothie in just seconds. Simply throw a small banana, two handfuls of spinach and a cup of organic 1% or carrageenan-free almond milk (we like Silk Unsweetened variety) into a blender with a couple ice cubes, blend and enjoy!

9
TUNA +
GINGER

tuna sushi with ginger
Want to look slim and fit on the beach? Look no further than the ocean—or at least the oceanside sushi joint. Pairing a tuna roll or a few pieces of tuna sashimi with ginger, the oft-overlooked pickled spice that comes on your plate, can help your abs shine through. Ginger accelerates gastric emptying, which helps diminish that “food baby” look more rapidly than other foods, and it also blocks several genes and enzymes in the body that promote bloat-causing inflammation. Tuna’s role on this team is important, too; it’s a primo source of docosahexaenoic acid, an type of omega-3 fat that can ward off stress chemicals that promote flab storage and down-regulate fat genes in the stomach, stopping belly fat cells from growing larger. More on this: The Best and Worst Sushi Rolls for Weight Loss

10
APPLES +
WATERMELON

apple and watermelon fruit salad
All fruits are healthy, but some fight fat better than others. And when you put the best of the best together in one simple fruit salad, you’ve got yourself a solid defense against health-harming flab. Apples are one of the very best sources of fiber in the fruit kingdom—and the nutrient is integral to reducing visceral fat. In fact, a recent study found that over five years, for every 10-gram increase in soluble fiber eaten per day, visceral fat diminished by 3.7 percent. Watermelon, which is one of our Best Fruits for Fat Loss, adds fuel to the waist-whittling fire by improving lipid profiles and lowering fat accumulation. This dynamic duo makes for a delicious, healthy dessert or anytime snack, and is sure to turn your two-pack into a six-pack—stat!

11
CORN +
BEANS

corn and bean salsa
While eating something that can make your belly bloated may not sound like the best way to lose weight, it’s actually a solid strategy. Eating a calorie-restricted diet that includes four weekly servings of protein- and fiber-rich legumes aids weight loss more effectively than a calorie-equivalent diet that doesn’t include beans, say Spanish researchers. Besides tasting delicious, pairing beans with corn can help boost the slimming effects. Corn, like bananas, contains resistant starch, a type of carb that dodges digestion. In turn, the body isn’t able to absorb as many of the corn’s calories or glucose, a nutrient that’s stored as fat if it’s not burned off, aiding weight loss efforts. To reap the benefits, create a tasty corn and bean side dish. Combine salt- and BPA-free cans of corn and beans in a saucepan and warm over medium heat. Season with ground pepper and cilantro. Add the mixture to greens for a waist-trimming salad, use it as a flavorful topper for grilled chicken, or load the mixture into a toasted whole-grain pita pocket for a quick, on-the-go lunch.

12
COFFEE +
CINNAMON

coffee with cinnamon
Fight fat and ward off diet-derailing hunger with a cup of cinnamon-spiked coffee. It’s one of the fat-burning tips from the all-new Zero Belly Diet that has helped people lose up to 16 pounds in 14 days. The spice is sitting in just about every coffee shop in America, but very few people sprinkle any in their cup–big mistake. Cinnamon is practically calorie-free and can add a major flavor punch to your morning java. What’s more, it contains powerful antioxidants that are proven to reduce the accumulation of belly flab. (These are just some of the reasons it’s one of our Best Spices for Weight Loss.) Pair that with an appetite-suppressing cup of caffeine, and you’ve got quite the powerful six-pack carving duo. Bonus: If you’re making coffee at home, add cinnamon right into your brew-pot with the grinds for an even better taste and all the same weight loss benefits.

13
POTATOES +
PEPPER

potatoes with black pepper
Thanks to the popularity of low-carb diets, white potatoes have been unfairly blacklisted. However, a second look at the science reveals that the spuds are actually powerful hunger tamers that can help you lose weight. In fact, Australian researchers found that potatoes are actually more filling than fiber-rich brown rice and oatmeal! The root vegetable is also a good source of bloat-banishing potassium, so they can help you look slimmer almost immediately. But just because potatoes are a go doesn’t mean your favorite high-cal toppings also have the green light. We’re looking at you, bacon bits! Our suggestion: Enjoy half a baked potato with a bit olive oil and fresh pepper instead. Piperine, the powerful compound that gives black pepper its taste, may interfere with the formation of new fat cells—a reaction known as adipogenesis—which can help trim your waist, zap body fat and lower cholesterol levels. It’s a triple win!

14
YOGURT +
RASPBERRIES

yogurt with raspberries
Ditch that layer of cold-weather chub with a slimming bowl of yogurt and berries. Consuming a combination of calcium and vitamin D—what’s typically found in a tub of vitamin D-fortified yogurt—can significantly decrease belly chub and fat absorption in overweight populations, a Nutrition Journal study found. To get similar results at home, start your day with some Stonyfield Organic Fat-Free Plain Yogurt and top it with fiber-packed raspberries. The fruit is a great source of insoluble fiber that, according to Canadian researchers, boosts levels of ghrelin—a hormone that controls hunger. Plus, berries are packed with chemicals called polyphenols that aid weight loss and can actually stop fat from forming. Enjoy this tasty duo as a quick breakfast or afternoon snack.

15
GARLIC +
FISH

Fish host long chains of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to lower triglycerides and reduce inflammation. They’re also great sources of muscle-building protein, and the more muscle you have on your body, the higher your metabolic rate. Throw garlic into the mix, and you have a lethal weapon for fighting belly fat. According to a study published in the journal Nutrition Research and Practice, women who ingested 80 milligrams of garlic extract a day for 12 weeks lost weight and reduced their BMI significantly.

16
NUT BUTTER +
BANANA

Pairing healthy sources of protein and complex carbs does more than aid with muscle recovery post workout. It also keeps you fuller longer. Nut butters are rich in unsaturated fats, which can help deflate a spare tire. And unlike saturated fats, which researchers say turn on certain genes that increase the storage of belly fat, polyunsaturated fats activate genes that shrink fat and improve insulin metabolism. Throwing fiber into the mix increases satiety, warding off mindless snacking.

17
WHITE TEA +
LEMON

Who needs Spanx when you can sip on a powerful brew? White tea works in three distinct ways to help strip away fat from your body. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism showed that white tea can simultaneously boost lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) and block adipogenesis (the formation of fat cells). Another group of researchers found that the tea is also a rich source of antioxidants that trigger the release of fat from the cells and help speed the liver’s ability to turn fat into energy. The Vitamin C in just half a lemon can boost fat burning by as much as 25 percent and whittle your waist, according to one study. If there’s such a thing as a muffin-top-melting tea, this is it.

18
RASPBERRIES +
WALNUTS

In a Canadian study, researchers discovered that those whose diets were supplemented with insoluble fiber had higher levels of ghrelin, a hormone that controls hunger. And a cup of these little ruby jewels has 8 grams of fiber! Insoluble fiber helps feed the healthy bacteria in your gut, triggering production of a fatty acid that reduces inflammation throughout your body. Pairing these fat-burning bullets with good polyunsaturated fats, like those found in walnuts, activate genes that reduce fat storage and improve insulin metabolism. At about 13 grams per one ounce serving, walnuts are one of the best dietary sources of those fats.

19
PEPITAS +
GREENS

Pepita is the Spanish term for pumpkin seed, and if you consider them just jack o’lantern innards, you’re in for a treat. One ounce of seeds has eight grams of protein — more than an egg or almonds — and is rich in flat-belly nutrients like fiber, zinc and potassium, which are key to muscle building and recovery. Sprinkle them in salads for any extra flat-belly fiber punch.

20
SWEET POTATOES +
GREEK YOGURT

When it comes to weight loss, fat burning and fitness fuel, few foods are more powerful than yogurt. Why opt for Greek over regular? For one, Greek yogurtprovides up to double the protein of regular yogurt for the same amount of calories, making it more satiating. Sweet potatoes on the other hand are king of slow digesting carbs, keeping you feeling fuller and energized longer. Among the magic ingredients here are carotenoids, antioxidants which stabilize blood-sugar levels and lower insulin resistance, which prevents calories from being converted into fat. Use a dollop of greek yogurt in place of sour cream for the combo’s fat-frying effects.

21
WATER +
CITRUS FRUITS

You see it sitting there every time you’re sitting around waiting for a massage. Spa water — a pitcher of ice water with sliced whole lemons, oranges or grapefruit — is a great substitute for sugary beverages. The citrus peels add d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant that stimulates liver enzymes, helping to rid the body of toxins and flush fat from your system. And don’t forget: delicious smoothies really can help you lose weight! For 150+ recipes that will make your belly flat, buy the brand-new book from Abs Diet creator David Zinczenko: Zero Belly Cookbook!

22
DARK CHOCOLATE +
APPLES

Dark chocolate is more than a blissful dessert — it’s heavenly for your waistline. A recent study found that the antioxidants in cocoa prevented laboratory mice from gaining excess weight and actually lowered their blood-sugar levels. A separate study at Louisiana State University found that gut microbes in our stomach ferment chocolate into heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory compounds that shut down genes linked to insulin resistance and inflammation. To enhance the effects, try pairing your chocolate (at least 70% cacao) with some apple slices. The fruit speeds up your gut’s fermentation process, leading to an even greater reduction in inflammation and weight.

23
PART-SKIM RICOTTA +
BERRIES

According to the Nutrition Institute at the University of Tennessee, consuming calcium-rich foods like ricotta can help your body metabolize fat more efficiently. Top it with berries, which contain polyphenols, powerful natural chemicals that can help you lose weight–and even stop fat from forming. In fact, in a recent Texas Woman’s University study, researchers found that feeding mice three daily servings of berries decreased the formation of fat cells by up to 73 percent! Mash 1 cup of berries and let them marinate in their own juices for an hour, then spoon them on top of ricotta for a belly-slimming dessert.

24
CHICKPEAS +
OLIVE OIL

You might not think of these little beige bullets as a superfood, but it’s time to start. High in nutrients and soluble fiber, chickpeas are a prime weight-loss weapon, increasing feelings of satiety by releasing an appetite-suppressing hormone called cholecystokinin. And they blend flawlessly with extra virgin olive oil (hello hummus!), which may increase blood levels of serotonin, a hormone associated with satiety.

25
CUCUMBER +
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Cucumbers are about 95 percent water. Not only will they hydrate you, but they also boost your weight-loss efforts thanks to their H2O content and low calorie count. One medium-sized cuke contains only about 45 calories, so you can chomp away guilt-free, but alone they can be kind of a bore. For added flavor and fat-frying, try drizzling them with apple cider vinegar, which has been shown to “switch on” genes that release proteins which break down fat. In a study of 175 overweight Japanese men and women, researchers found that participants who drank 1 or 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily for 12 weeks significantly lowered their body weight, BMI, visceral fat and waist circumference.

26
HOT SAUCE +
EGGS

Hot sauce is rich in capsaicin, a compound that’s proven to suppress appetite and boost thermogenesis—the body’s ability to burn fat as energy. A well-cited study by Canadian researchers found that when men ate appetizers with hot sauce (which has zero calories per teaspoon), they ate about 200 fewer calories at later meals than those that did not. Drizzle this fiery condiment over eggs, and fat will sizzle. Eggs are great sources of the weight loss weapon arginine. Researchers found that administering the amino acid to obese women over 12 weeks resulted in a 7-cm average reduction in waist size and a 6.5-pound average weight loss, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements.

27
GREEN TEA +
MINT

In a recent 12-week study, participants who drank 4-5 cups of green tea daily, then did a 25-minute workout, lost an average of two more pounds and more belly fat than exercisers who didn’t drink tea. What’s its magic? The brew contains catechins, a type of antioxidant that triggers the release of fat from fat cells and helps speed the liver’s capacity for turning fat into energy. Are you a nighttime eater? Sip a cup of after dinner. The refreshing flavor sends signals to your brain that quash cravings, then tweaks your taste buds so desserts aren’t quite so tasty. One study published in the Journal of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine found that people who sniffed peppermint every two hours lost an average of 5 pounds a month!

28
BLACK BEAN CHIPS +
GUACAMOLE

Yes, you read that right; you have our permission to eat chips—so long as they are the nutrient-packed variety. We like Beanitos Black Bean Chips because they pack in more protein and fiber than a “regular” crisp. To boost the staying power of your snack, pair the sea salt-sprinkled treats with a 100-calorie pack of guac. Avocado—the primary ingredient in guacamole—packs healthy monounsaturated fats that contain oleic acid, which helps quite feelings of hunger.

29
SPROUTED RAISIN BREAD +
PEANUT BUTTER

Though this creamy and sweet combination tastes indulgent, nutritionally it’s anything but. The raisins in Ezekiel bread provide natural sweetness, which helps nip sugar craving in the bud, while the vitamin B6 and manganese-rich whole grains help boost your mood, making it ideal for afternoon slump snack attacks. The nut butter contributes hunger-busting healthy fats and a solid hit of waist-whittling meat-free protein. To keep excess pounds at bay, be sure to buy varieties free of health-harming hydrogenated oils and added sugar.

30
WHOLE WHEAT CRACKERS +
TUNA IN WATER

Unlike the majority of crackers you’ll find in the grocery store, Triscuit’s Baked Whole Grain variety is made with just three ingredients, of which fiber-rich whole-grain wheat is the most abundant. Low-cost, protein-rich tuna makes for a tasty cracker addition and is a solid source of docosahexaenoic acid. This type of omega-3 down-regulates fat genes in the stomach, preventing fat cells from growing larger and keeping you on track toward your trim-down goal.

31
BABY CARROTS +
HUMMUS

In addition to providing healthy fat, fiber and weight-loss fueling protein to your plate, this savory duo is packed with belly-filling water, vitamin A (which helps the body synthesize protein) and magnesium, a mineral that helps boost lipolysis, a process by which your body releases fat from its stores. If you tend to snack away from home, look for single-serving hummus containers, and throw your veggies into a plastic snack bag to reap the benefits on the go.

32
APPLES +
PEANUT BUTTER

Crunchy, filling (thanks to their high water and fiber content) and packed with nutrients, apples are one of the best weight loss fruits around. Smearing on all-natural peanut butter adds a creamy texture and slow-digesting, heart-healthy monounsaturated fats to the equation, which keeps your belly satiated until your next meal. Bonus: Peanuts are a top source of genistein and resveratrol, two nutrients that help diminish the action of fat-storage genes.

My scientist friend asked how to detox or clean his body from toxins

Over the years, I have experienced family and friends dying of cancer. I observed their lifestyle and toxins they are exposed to. So to answer my friend’s question on how to detox and the mechanism of cleaning our body or getting rid of toxins, I listed some items for Dos and Donts.

Our lymphatic system which travels opposite our blood is responsible for cleaning our blood.  Search for lymphatic, massage and detox in this site http://www.clubalthea.com

When we clean the many bad foods or toxins that entered our body, we must clean our liver first, our laboratory.  It is closely linked to our heart that during our last breath, our liver is the first and last signal that our heart gets to shut down.

Detox or cleaning our cells from toxins is the key to living longer, the anti-aging process we all are seeking for. In my 50s, I could have died long time ago if I was born centuries ago with no clean water, fresh produce and raising a dozen children. Each child is minus 5 years of a woman’s age.

Detox is like cleaning the toilet. The following are detox tips and anti-aging tips to clean your cells:

Dos in cleansing your body from toxin, also detoxes your liver

  • Massage
  • Adequate sleep
  • Filtered water
  • Lemon
  • Baking soda (pinch in your drinking water)
  • Activated charcoal
  • Digestive enzymes from pineapple and papaya
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Wash produce with salt or diluted vinegar
  • No over ripe fruits and left over foods or 3-day old rice ( aflatoxin , mycotoxin )
  • No charred BBQ
  • Whole foods ; sulfur rich as they are anti-inflammatory (ginger, garlic, turmeric, coconut, walnuts)
  • Deep breathing thru nose and blow out thru mouth
  • Prayer: May God’s light energy be with you and say Amen to accept it.
  • Resveratrol from Berries, kiwi, citrus fruit
  • Fasting
  • Activated charcoal
  • Clean air

Donts are ways that when practiced or consumed can kills our nerve cells and produce toxins in our cells.

  • Avoidance of too much caffeine, iron and sugar, these are food for cancer
  • Other metal toxins
  • TRANS fat
  • Processed
  • Plastics in food
  • Stress
  • Shift work: not sleeping from 10pm to 4 am
  • Radiation
  • Over medications, chemo, other carcinogens
  • Avoid exposure to fumes, chemicals (formaldehydes,carcinogens,toxins)

 

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Hi Connnie,

And what is your recipe for liver detox and the mechanism by which it works to accomplish that?

From: Male friend in his late 50s whose brother died of pancreatic cancer

Watery Diarrhea from virus/bacteria

Acute Diarrhea. Most cases of acute, watery diarrhea are caused byviruses (viral gastroenteritis). The most common ones in children are rotavirus and in adults are norovirus (this is sometimes called “cruise ship diarrhea” due to well publicized epidemics). Bacteria are a common cause of traveler’s diarrhea.

By Dr Blanca Ochoa

Acute diarrhea is one of the most commonly reported illnesses in the United States, second only to respiratory infections. Worldwide, it is a leading cause of mortality in children younger than four years old, especially in the developing world. Diarrhea that lasts less than 2 weeks is termed acute diarrhea. Persistent diarrhea lasts between 2 and 4 weeks. Chronic diarrhea lasts longer than 4 weeks.Symptoms

Diarrheal stools are those that take shape of the container, so they are often described as loose or watery. Some people consider diarrhea as an increase in the number of stools, but stool consistency is really the hallmark. Associated symptoms can include abdominal cramps fever, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and urgency. Chronic diarrhea can be accompanied by weight loss, malnutrition, abdominal pain or other symptoms of the underling illness. Clues for organic disease are weight loss, diarrhea that wakes you up at night, or blood in the stools. These are signs that your doctor will want to do a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms. Also tell your doctor if you have a family history of celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), have unintentional weight loss, fever, abdominal cramping or decreased appetite. Tell your doctor if you experience bulky, greasy or very bad smelling stools.

Causes – Acute Diarrhea

Most cases of acute, watery diarrhea are caused by viruses (viral gastroenteritis). The most common ones in children are rotavirus and in adults are norovirus (this is sometimes called “cruise ship diarrhea” due to well publicized epidemics). Bacteria are a common cause of traveler’s diarrhea.

Causes – Chronic Diarrhea

Chronic diarrhea is classified as fatty or malabsorption, inflammatory or most commonly watery. Chronic bloody diarrhea may be due to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. Other less common causes include ischemia of the gut, infections, radiation therapy and colon cancer or polyps. Infections leading to chronic diarrhea are uncommon, with the exception of parasites.

The two major causes of fatty or malabsorptive diarrhea are impaired digestion of fats due to low pancreatic enzyme levels and impaired absorption of fats due to small bowel disease. These conditions interfere with the normal processing of fats in the diet. The former is usually due to chronic pancreatitis which is a result of chronic injury to the pancreas. Alcohol damage to the pancreas is the most common cause of chronic pancreatitis in the United States. Other causes of chronic pancreatitis include cystic fibrosis, hereditary pancreatitis, trauma to the pancreas and pancreatic cancer.

The most common small bowel disease in the U.S. is celiac disease, also called celiac sprue. Crohn’s disease can also involve the small bowel. Whipple’s disease, tropical sprue, and eosinophilic gastroenteritis are some of the rare conditions that can lead to malabsorption diarrhea.

There are many causes of watery diarrhea, including carbohydrate malabsorption such as lactose, sorbitol, and fructose intolerance. Symptoms of abdominal bloating and excessive gas after consuming dairy products suggests lactose intolerance. This condition is more common in African-Americans and Asian-Americans. Certain soft drinks, juices, dried fruits and gums contain sorbitol and fructose, which can lead to watery diarrhea in people with sorbitol and fructose intolerance. Diarrhea is a frequent side effect of antibiotics. Certain other medications such as NSAIDs, antacids, antihypertensives, antibiotics and antiarrhythmics can have side effects leading to diarrhea.

Parasitic intestinal infections such as giardiasis can cause chronic diarrhea. Diabetes mellitus may be associated with diarrhea due to nerve damage and bacterial overgrowth; this occurs mainly in patients with long-standing, poorly-controlled diabetes.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition often associated with diarrhea, constipation or more frequently alternating diarrhea and constipation. Other common symptoms are bloating, abdominal pain relieved with defecation and a sense of incomplete evacuation.

Risk Factors

Exposure to infectious agents is the major risk factor for acute diarrhea. Bacteria and viruses are often transmitted by the fecal-oral route, so hand washing and hygiene are important to prevent infection. Soap and water are better because alcohol-based hand sanitizers may not kill viruses. Medications such as antibiotics and drugs that contain magnesium products are also common offenders. Recent dietary changes can also lead to acute diarrhea. These including intake of coffee, tea, colas, dietetic foods, gums or mints that contain poorly absorbable sugars. Acute bloody diarrhea suggests a bacterial cause like Campylobacter, Salmonella or Shigella or Shiga-toxin E. coli. Traveler’s diarrhea is common in those who travel to developing countries and results from exposure to bacterial pathogens most commonly enterotoxigenic E. coli. The best method of prevention is to avoid eating and drinking contaminated or raw foods and beverages.

Screening/Diagnosis

Most episodes of acute diarrhea resolve quickly without antibiotic therapy and with simple dietary modifications. See a doctor if you feel ill, have bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain or diarrhea lasting more than 48 hours. In patients with mild acute diarrhea, no laboratory evaluation is needed because the illness generally resolves quickly. Your doctor may perform stool tests for bacteria and parasites if your diarrhea is severe or bloody or if you traveled to an area where infections are common. If you have severe diarrhea, blood tests will be helpful to guide replacement of fluid and electrolytes and minerals such as magnesium, potassium and zinc that can become depleted.

If you have chronic diarrhea, your doctor will want to further assess etiologic factors or complications of diarrhea by obtaining several tests. These can include a blood count to look for anemia and infections, an electrolyte and kidney function panel to assess for electrolyte abnormalities and renal insufficiency, and albumin to assess your nutritional status.

A stool sample may help define the type of diarrhea. The presence of fat, microscopic amounts of blood, and white blood cells will help determine if a fatty, inflammatory, or watery diarrhea is present. A bacterial culture and ova/parasite studies of a stool specimen will also help determine if an infectious etiology is present.

Endoscopic examination of the colon with flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy and upper endoscopy are helpful in detecting the etiology of chronic diarrhea, as this allows direct examination of the bowel mucosa and the ability to obtain biopsies for microscopic evaluation. Double-balloon enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy are sometimes used to examine the mucosa of the small intestine that lies beyond the reach of conventional endoscopes.

Radiographic studies such as an upper GI series or barium enema are not routinely performed in the evaluation of chronic diarrhea, and have largely been replaced by cross-sectional imaging. Ultrasound and CT scan of the abdomen can be helpful to evaluate the bowel, pancreas and other intra-abdominal organs.

Treating Acute Diarrhea

It is important to take plenty of fluid with sugar and salt to avoid dehydration. Salt and sugar together in a beverage help your intestine absorb fluids. Milk and dairy products should be avoided for 24 to 48 hours as they can make diarrhea worse. Initial dietary choices when refeeding should begin with soups and broth.

Anti-diarrheal drug therapy can be helpful to control severe symptoms, and includes bismuth subsalicylate and antimotility agents such as loperamide. These, however, should be avoided in people with high fever or bloody diarrhea as they can worsen severe colon infections and in children because the use of anti-diarrheals can lead to complications of hemolytic uremic syndrome in cases of Shiga-toxin E. coli (E. coli 0157:H7).

Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics if you have high fever, dysentery, or moderate to severe traveler’s diarrhea. Some infections such as Shigella always require antibiotic therapy.

Treatment of chronic diarrhea depends on the etiology of the chronic diarrhea. Often, empiric treatment can be provided for symptomatic relief, when a specific diagnosis is not reached, or when a diagnosis that is not specifically treatable is reached.

Antimotility agents such as loperamide are the most effective agents for the treatment of chronic diarrhea. They reduce symptoms as well as stool weight. Attention should be paid to replacing any mineral and vitamin deficiencies, especially calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc.