Today we are talking to the great team at FitFluential about health, weight-loss and achieving longevity…while maintaining vitality and metabolic health to the end. Anyone can achieve this goal. But first they must break free from all the misleading advice.
For many decades now, we’ve been fed a pile of half-truths and poor science, and now the chickens have certainly come home to roost. Our population health is a mess: obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other chronic diseases are ramping up inexorably. All the while, the “experts” are flailing about for something (or someone) to blame. Pathetically, they regularly resort to blaming the victims – Ironic, considering that it was mainly the advice of these “experts” which got us into this mess in the first place.
So we’ll have to start with how this mess came about. How the absurd and non-scientific fear of fat led to the poisoning of the people. In reality, the terrible trio of sugar, refined carbohydrate and industrial vegetable oils have caused the lion’s share of the damage. All fattening, all disease-driving. As explained in our new book “Eat Rich Live Long”, we have developed ten key rules to achieve optimum health and weight.
The first three of these rules deal directly with this terrible trio of bad “foods”. Processed foods packed with these poisons took over from real foods – the healthy, nutrient-dense and protein-packed staples which had kept humankind in great shape for millennia.
Healthy fats are key to a healthy physiology, along with high-quality protein. We need these nutrient-dense foods to thrive and maintain a healthy bodyweight. That brings us to the question: “what IS the ideal diet for the average human?” Is it Low Carb High Fat? Or is it a hardcore ketogenic regime? Must it be personalised, or can it be generic? We will discuss these very questions – and more importantly, reveal the answers. Rules four to seven of our health strategy provide the solutions.
But it is not just the actual food we eat that will guarantee a healthy weight and disease-free body. There is another key rule that must be applied in parallel – number eight. This ensures that your body has access to crucial components which are required for a healthy metabolism. We therefore explain the essential vitamins and minerals that may need to be added to your regime, as modern foods are often lacking in some of these core components.
There are other elements of lifestyle and environment which could prove critically important in your health journey. Rule nine deals with these. It covers the benefits to be gained from the life-giving sun. And the important role of sleep in revitalising your machine. Finally, it explains how chronic negative stress can undermine your efforts.
Last but by no means least, we cover rule ten. Exercise has been shown to lack long-term weight loss benefits. There are reasons for this – but they do not undermine the health benefits which can be gained by the right types of exercise. A lack of physical activity can really scupper your longevity goals. Don’t get caught out by ignoring rule ten. We will explain how it works.
There we have it, a 30,000-foot view of Eat Rich Live Long. For all the details, plans, science and over 50 delicious recipes get the book from Amazon or major US retailers. In the meantime we hope you enjoy the discussion on the FitFluential Podcast !
JEFFRY N. GERBER, MD, FAAFP is a board-certified family physician and heads up his practice, South Suburban Family Medicine in Littleton, Colorado. He is widely known as Denver’s Diet Doctor. Dr. Gerber has been providing personalized healthcare to to his community since 1993 and continues that tradition with an emphasis on longevity, wellness, and prevention. With decades of research in the science of carbohydrate and fat metabolism, insulin resistance, inflammation, and chronic metabolic disease; Dr. Gerber has redefined healthy nutrition and teaches patients about the relationship between unhealthy refined and processed foods and chronic illness.
IVOR CUMMINS is a world-renowned chemical engineer with a long career in the medical device and other industries. Although he has been in many roles as technical leader, his specialty is leading teams in complex problem-solving efforts. Ivor has become one of the leading voices in the low-carb/Keto community and is a well known speaker and thought leader in the lifestyle.