What Diet Is Good for You?
By Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J), D. N. Sc.
Do you feel you are lost in a jungle of diets? If so, read on. This article will help you cut through the jungle!
In the 1990s, the low-fat diet swept America and the rest of the world. The low-fat diet followers watched their fat intake very carefully, and yet allowed their carbohydrate intake to go through the roof. For example, they piled up their plates with pasta or ate a whole bag of low-fat cookies. As a result, they gained weight and felt bloated. In addition, low-fat entrees or snacks often tasted like “crap” (as many of my clients have described them). Then came the birth of the “low-carb” diet.
What is a low-carb diet? Normally 45 to 65 percent of one’s daily calories come from carbohydrates. Eating less than 40 percent would be considered eating low carb. Many people swear by the Atkins diet (high-fat, high-protein, and low-carb) for losing weight. However, one study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people on a low-carb diet did lose more weight in the first six months, but by the end of one year, people on low-fat diets performed about the same as those on the low-carb diet.
Some of my clients were on low-carb, high-fat, and high-protein diets for a while prior to coming to my office for consultation. Initially, they enjoyed the results of weight loss. However, pretty soon they developed ketosis and had to be hospitalized. What is ketosis? Ketosis is the presence of relatively large amounts of acetone or acetone bodies in the blood. This occurs when there is incomplete oxidation of large amounts of fat, as in diabetic acidosis or starvation. To use plain language, severe ketosis can lead to coma or death!
I hope it is clear to you now that singling out any nutrients for the purpose of losing weight is dangerous. A well-balanced diet will help you go a long way. What is a balanced diet then? According to the American Heart Association, a diet that contains approximately 40 % complex carbohydrates, 20 % protein, and 20 % fat is a balanced diet.
The real problem Americans face is consuming too many simple carbohydrates. An average American eats 120 pounds of refined sugar per year. Sugar is everywhere — in bread, pies, cookies, candies, salad dressings, ketchup, etc. As I’ve indicated repeatedly, sugar feeds the yeast and parasites in your body and facilitates fermentation. That’s why your stomach feels bloated, your sinuses are congested, and your mind is foggy after consuming refined sugar.
Do you know the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates? Simple carbohydrates such as refined sugar in cookies, candies, ice cream, etc. contain “empty calories”. Empty calories burn and dissipate quickly. That’s why you get hungry easily even after you have a meal high in empty calories. Foods that contain complex carbohydrates include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. In order for your body to utilize calories generated by complex carbohydrates, foods have to be properly digested. The digestion and absorption process of complex carbohydrates is slower than that for simple carbohydrates. That’s why you don’t get hungry easily or crave more foods when you ingest foods containing complex carbohydrates.
What should you do then to maintain a well-balance diet and not get lost in the diet jungle? Follow my Anti-Yeast Nutritional Program! What is my Anti-Yeast Nutritional Program? Basically my clients call it “Dr. J’s Eight Commandments”. These Eight Commandments include no refined sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeast, no alcohol, no caffeine, no nicotine, and no chemicals. All of the above are favorite foods for yeast and parasites in your body. When you indulge in the above items, your enemies — yeast and parasites — will have a rock ‘n roll party in your body!
I know you have to be a saint to follow my Eight Commandments 100%. However, if you follow them 50%, you will get 50% of the benefits; if you follow them 75%, you will get 75% of the benefits; and that is better than 0%! Don’t let the excuse of “either-or” stop you from making an effort. I have seen people waiting for the “perfect time” such as after the holidays or special occasions. However, the perfect time has not yet come and they are still suffering from yeast disorder symptoms (including weight problems) year in and year out.
Once you follow my Anti-Yeast Nutritional Program, you will enjoy physical and mental fitness on a consistent basis. This Anti-Yeast Nutritional Program has stood the test of many decades for thousands of my clients and myself. Personally I have lost 50 pounds and kept it off by practicing what I preach. Fad diets that are geared toward a “quick fix” will eventually crash and burn.
If you wish to learn what you should eat and what you shouldn’t eat, go to your local public library to read my books, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, and Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking. The guidelines for eating provided in these two books are for you to follow for life, not just when you want to lose weight or get rid of yeast and parasitic infections. Once you make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle, you won’t need any fad diets to boost the result!
Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J) is a leading expert in yeast, parasitic, weight, and addiction control, a former UCLA professor in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, the managing partner of Dr. J’s Holistic Healing Center and Dr. J’s Healthy & Tasty Restaurant, and a cable TV Producer & Host: The Holistic Approach to Health and Success. She is also the best-selling author of Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing and Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.
For more information, please contact: Dr. J’s Healthy & Tasty Restaurant, 1303 Westwood Blvd. (two blocks south of Wilshire), (310) 477-2721, or Dr. J’s Holistic Healing Center, 17000 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 206, (818) 986-4551.
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