Food - what REALLY matters...
This Is The Truth About Food and Health... As You Have Never Heard It Before!
Foods can and do HURT. Let me teach you about how to choose the right foods for you... forget what you've read. YOUR OWN BODY will tell you what it wants, if you do this properly!
Keith Scott-Mumby MD, MB ChB, PhD
Introduces his amazing world-class food regime, that's been proved the best diet, over and over the last 32 years.
I was one of the pioneers in the food allergy "movement" in the 1970s and 1980s. I had more fun as a doctor and cured more real disease than I ever did with the stuff I learned at medical school.
I learned that probably the most important thing about nutrition is not what you are lacking but what you are eating that you shouldn't! This is a complete 180-degree turnaround from usual teaching.
The truth is that most of us in the developed world eat far too much any way. It's not a question of food lack or nutrient deficiency but of OVERLOAD.
Most of what we eat is bad for us and sets up relentless inflammation in our bodies. Today we understand that this goes far beyond just "food allergy". We know about small genetic variations, called SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms), which handicap our ability to metabolize certain select foods.
We are all different: that's the number one lesson I have for the world. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A HEALTHY DIET. What is good for one person will make another seriously ill.
So how do we deal with that? You need a system that will enable you to work out what's right for YOUR body and what foods to avoid. If you take the trouble to do this, the rewards are enormous. You'll feel decades younger, sharper mentally, it's great for the complexion and great at staving off aging (I'm 66; do I look it?)
Inflammation Is The Enemy
We now understand that the secret to living a long and healthy life is not vitamins, growth hormone, emotional cleansing, tender loving care (TLC) or even exercize. They all help, of course they do!
But it’s pretty clear to doctors who know their stuff what the number one anti-aging factor is: you need to keep inflammation to an absolute minimum. So eating foods that stress up and inflame your body is not a good thing to do. Yet almost everyone does it.
The nutrition gurus all babble on about this or that regime and seem blythely unaware that their recommendations can wreck health (Steven Pratt's successful Superfoods book includes two foods that are absolutely bad in this respect).
Inflammation is an insidious disease process that goes on in all tissues and organs and greatly accelerates change and decay. Most of the diseases which are hallmarks of decay and aging have a strong inflammatory component. Cancer, heart disease, arthritis, arteriosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes (yes, you read those last two right)… these are all, essentially, inflammatory diseases.
Inflammation can be caused by allergies, parasites, intolerant substances, chemical pollutants, electrical and magnetic field burdens, microbes (especially hidden chronic infections) and a host of other factors.
And inflammation is cooled down by important nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids. Now you know why they work!
But the number one trigger of inflammation in our bodies is FOODS! Over 90% of the population are affected by this, in some degree or other.
So What Can We Do About Chronic Inflammation?
Reduce the inflammatory load!
There is one very easy and amazingly successful way to do this, as I discovered in the late 1970s. You can do it. You don’t even need a doctor to help you, as Beata's testimonial proves. It's all in my powerful self-help book "Diet Wise".
If you carry out the steps correctly you’ll look and feel years younger within a matter of a couple of weeks. Patients I showed this to, back then, had amazing positive reactions from their friends and family: “What are you on? I want some!” and “You look ten years younger. What is your secret?”
Men looked fitter and more “present”; women looked sexier, with fewer lines and more energy, despite long hours in the kitchen or at the office.
You need to get rid of these inflammatory and badly tolerated foods.
So you see, this is NOT the same story as eating right for your type, the blood group diet, food combining or acid vs. alkaline foods, OR ANY OTHER DIET “THEORY”.
In fact this shows why all other diet theories are wrong and make lots of people ill. As well as all the success stories that are touted around, there are people made so sick on every single diet plan they have to give it up. I know, because they came to me, instead of complaining to the author of that plan!
Why does this happen? Because set diet plans don’t work for everyone. There are always some people who react badly to the allowed foods; the ones that are supposed to be good for you!
Why diet plans sometimes work
What I am going to reveal to you here is actually the reason that good diet plans will sometimes work and why almost any group of people, when changing their diet, will get some successes.
It’s just a case of getting the right result for the wrong reason.
By “eating right for your type”, for example, you give up certain foods. If you are lucky, you’ll accidentally eliminate one that was causing you problems. So you feel really great and swear that the “type” diet works!
Even Joe Mercola makes this mistake. He promotes the metabolic typing diet heavily because it works for him. There are plenty of other people who also feel well. So William Wolcott’s metabolic typing diet is a big success.
But what about all the failures, all the thousands who can’t eat their recommended type diet, because it would near kill them? To be valid science, there have to be no exceptions. A theory which just ignores exceptions isn’t a theory at all.
Sounds plausible, sells books, BUT ISN’T TRUE!
The truth is that everybody is unique. That means nobody is average. That means there are an infinite number of “types”. You need to dump all that stuff and grasp one simple fact: your own perfect eating plan is exclusive to you and you won’t find it in anyone else’s book!
You have to figure out what foods are cool for you and which ones cause an inflammatory reaction. Eat the former and avoid the latter. Your body will love it!
I can tell you how to do all this and that’s the ONLY book you’ll really need. I called it “Diet Wise” because you would truly be wise about foods, if you only learned these few very simple health principles.
Most doctors haven’t a clue about nutrition. They ramble on about a “balanced” diet. By that, they seem to mean “a balance of junk”, like bread, cereals, cream, tea and coffee- they don’t get it and think all foods are friendly because they “feed us”.
The truth is that wrong foods can cause damage; a lot of damage. The wrong foods will age you quicker than warm cookies fly out of the kitchen.
There’s a great bonus surprise hidden in this approach , which means patients are even more delighted when they discover it! They lose weight. It’s slow but it’s steady and EASY. Because you don’t have to eat less; you just eat DIFFERENTLY.
I’m going to show you how to be 98%-100% healthy. You cannot be healthy if you are overweight—the two just don’t coincide. So eating right has a sort of guaranteed weight-loss principle built in.
As it happens, eating right and avoiding your own inflammatory foods will probably ensure you eat less. Because food cravings and food addictions are exactly the same as food inflammation.
Another surprising but useful fact we discovered decades ago!
Thus eliminating inflammatory and stressor foods will also completely drive away food cravings. That’s why some diets (like the Scarsdale) are easy to follow, once you get past the first few days of “food withdrawals”. When you get rid of certain foods altogether, then you won’t crave them—or anything similar.
Nature is really cool when you work WITH her!
So Why Do Plans Like “Food Combining” Work?
There is no question “food combining” works for some. There are lots of people who feel well on Dr. Hay’s combining regime (Dr. William Howard Hay introduced food combining in 1911. You may hear it called “The Hay Diet”).
If you follow the instructions for food combining (fruit at breakfast, carbohydrate at lunch and protein for dinner), you inevitably tip the balance of your diet. Fruit for breakfast means less dairy, cereal and sugar for a start. Starbuck’s and Café Nero would be a no-go, because most people can’t take coffee without lashings of latte and cream. That alone would cause millions to feel better!
We all eat far too much wheat and milk products. Grains and dairy are what I call “farmer foods” and have only been in our diet for the last 10,000 years! They are NOT natural and “healthy” for humans.
These two foods alone cause a great deal of ill health. Lots of people will feel better cutting down on them. That’s because these are inflammatory foods for many people, not because of Hay’s unsubstantiated (and illogical) theory that the body can’t digest starches and proteins in the same meal!
Hay said to avoid processed foods and eat mostly vegetables, salads and fruits. That too would eliminate a whole raft of common inflammatory foods. So again, many people feel better and that’s why.
The Hay diet does not truly work because some people cannot eat it. Heck, I know a patient who got severe migraines from eating cucumber. Salads wouldn’t do her much good! A child patient of mine had severe epileptic fits if he ate anything from the carrot family—carrots, celery, parsnips, celeriac, coriander (cilantro) and parsley. Eating “veggies” would likely have killed him before adulthood, because carrots are perceived as a healthy food!
All the same arguments apply to the trendy theory of eating acid vs. alkaline foods. It’s all nonsense because we pioneer doctors back then knew very well that if someone ate a food they reacted to, the whole body would turn acidic in minutes. It didn’t matter if that food was one supposed to be “alkaline” or “acid”. The result was ALWAYS acid [we learned to correct it with a mixture of alkali salts; sodium and potassium bicarbonate].
Because some of the more common bandit foods are classed as "acid" (they are not), people avoid them and feel better, so they swear eating only "alkaline" foods works for them. Right result, wrong reason.
So, if you want to feel great and live a very long time, you need to address the issue of chronic inflammation, which is present to a degree in everyone’s body. It’s a complex issue but there is no question that reducing your inflammatory food works dramatically and works wonders.
That’s not to say foods are the only problem. I do say that foods are easiest to deal with, it needs no medical training, it just requires knowledge and application. Once you understand what to do, you’ll have it sorted in no time!
Get this book and start your journey NOW towards a long life of health and vitality.
And in case you think that was just a rare fluke, let me tell you about Angela...
Sometimes the results can be quite funny (when they are not tragic). Consider the case of this girl, who got drunk on vodka and orange (her favorite drink at the time). But all was not what you would think...
Of Course, Not All Cases Are So Dramatic.
Most are routine, such as migraine, arthritis, colitis, asthma, eczema, urticaria (hives), ADD and ADHD, depression and so on.
It has been wisely estimated that as much as 80% of all conditions requiring visits to the doctor are caused, or aggravated by, food adverse reactions.
Perhaps the commonest troublesome call is what we call “wooly brain syndrome” or “brain fog”…
The fact is that if you have any kind of chronic condition--but especially one which doctors can't explain easily-- ask yourself (now you've read this page): "Could this be an adverse food reaction, an allergy or genetic incompatibility to some food I eat regularly?"
The answer is always: yes, it could be; but even if not, it may be helped by reducing your BODY LOAD.
Here are just a few of the symptoms that COULD be caused by a food allergy or other adverse food reaction (but not necessarily are).
If you have 5 or more items off this list, you NEED "Diet Wise"!
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The trouble with all lists like this is they can be misleading, because these symptoms are not specific and could possibly signal serious disease. But the more you can check off on the list, the more certain it is that you are being affected by an adverse food or environmental trigger - especially a food.
Even if you suffer from what may be classed as a “real” condition, if your doctor can only offer you lifelong medication, you should independently investigate this matter of food reactions. By my definition, chronic illness is a failure of medicine. Taking drugs for life means they DON’T work. If they did, you wouldn’t have the problem any more! Duh!
And that brings me to an important point:
There is almost no aspect of medicine and health that lends itself so well to self-help. Doctors are pretty ignorant about foods and nutrition, as you are well aware. So, changing what you eat is something you can and should do on your own determinism.
If you follow the path I will outline, then you can track down your "unsuspected enemy" and neutralize it. It may mean giving up a few foods for a few months (rarely for life). The recoveries, as I have hinted, can be quite spectacular. It's NORMAL for patients to say they feel 10 years younger and that their friend keep telling them so.
I Know What You Are Thinking!
So if all this is so great and works well, why is it that other doctors don’t do it for their patients? It’s a question I must have heard over a thousand times!
First, let me tell you that for 20 years after the discovery of anesthetics, most doctors still went on cutting off legs without sending their patient to sleep, just tying them to the table and letting them scream. That's not nice!
It’s silly to suppose that doctors will take on a whole new way of looking at things, after years of training, just because there is an obviously a better way to do things.
The fact is that if doctors don’t see what diseases they were taught in their textbooks, they get defensive. It can’t be “real” they think. Patients were often labeled neurotic and supposed to be hypochondriac until we pioneered this food thing in the 1970s and 1980s. In fact my mentor Richard Mackarness wrote a book about it, which changed my medical career overnight, called “Not All In The Mind”. Like him I cured thousands who had been told "It's all in your mind" but it wasn't: it was on their dinner plate!
The problem is that food reactions cause so many symptoms and such a variable, non-repeatable pattern, that it does seem as if the patient must be malingering. It’s headache one time, skin rash the next, then backache, then period pains, then loose bowels. It all looks like something different each time.
But the reality is that there may be only one cause of variable symptoms like this, and that’s a food reaction, maybe to just one food!
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