I was blessed to be one of the 100 doctors in the world to be invited to this special event research conference held a Harvard Medical School. The speakers were the top in the world in their specific field of research. Some of the topics included:
- Approaches to Treating Diseases of Aging
- Aging reversal: fact or fantasy?
- Abnormal fat ratio causing Vascular Disease
- Systemic Cancer Treatment; Time for a Paradigm Change
- Gluten and Clinical Outcomes: How to Connect the Dots for a Healthy Lifestyle
- Functional Reduction of Inflammation in Neurodegenerative Disorders
Today I am going to talk about what the lead researcher in anti-aging research discussed at the Harvard Conference.
He was stated that there are three way that restricting calories increases lifespan. The were by:
- Decreasing insulin,
- Decreasing glucose and by
- Decreasing a molecule called NAD.
What I want to focus on today are the two pathways YOU can work on yourself today. These are the insulin and glucose pathways. These are related to carbohydrate or sugar intake. As I shared last week the lead researcher said fat is the most important of the three macronutrients of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
So if you want to increase your health, increase your chances of living longer and healthier then you need to cut sugar and general carbohydrates out of your diet. This includes bread, pasta, rice and all carbohydrates that have a glycemic (sugar) index of 50 or higher. If you have a health challenge then you should keep the glycemic index at 20 or below.
Now I know you are used to eating all those carbs but you are now going to eat more raw plant fats like seeds, nuts, avocados, olive oil and small amounts of coconut oil. Lots of salads and raw vegetables and if you eat animal products like fish, chicken or meat you are going to eat very small quantities. It is important to know that the lead researcher said when I asked him the question about calorie restriction vs. calorie selection he said that there has been a problem in the lab with protein.
The reason the lead researcher said that they had found some problems with protein diets is because protein if it is in excess in the diet it turns to sugar which either feeds pathogens like cancer cells, bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites or it is stored as fat which becomes an inflammation and hormonal factory that leads to disease.
What you need to know is protein does not store as protein in the body if you over eat it. No instead it is broken down into SUGAR yes i said SUGAR and store as fat. So much for the high protein diets. Also this high protein can and does feed cancer cell growth.
Your carbohydrates are going to come in the from of mostly raw vegetables. If you want to cook then make sure they are green like broccoli.