A recent study by Open Heart shines a light on what many Low-Carb practitioners and researchers already know: sugar is the culprit, not salt. One major advantage of a Low-Carb diet (or lifestyle) is that in the first few days high insulin levels begin to normalize thus causing the loss of excess sodium and water.
If you have high blood pressure and diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or are overweight, a carb restriction will address all of these issues. If you have a question that needs a response from a member of our team, please CONTACT US. Disclaimer: The information presented in this website is not intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical treatment. People today sweat and toil to earn a living, making them no strangers to stress, inadequate sleep, lack of exercise, and unbalanced diets. Eat Well and Exercise Regularly The “3 Highs” refer to high blood sugar, high blood lipid and high blood pressure. Consume foods rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids in moderation, like olive oil and nuts Besides diet control, it is also important to develop the habit of regular exercise. Exercise helps control weight, lower blood lipids and blood pressure, keep blood glucose levels under control, and improve heart and lung functions. Normal cellular metabolism, exposure to pollution and toxins, stress, and poor diet and lifestyle habits form free radicals which attack our cells, gradually chipping away at their integrity and resulting in an eventual decline in health.
The energy that every cell needs to function is produced through a complex process in the mitochondria within the cell. An intake of an appropriate balance of omega-3s and omega- 6s helps promote health, but surveys indicate that most of us do not obtain enough omega-3 fatty acids from our diets. Compared to whole foods containing unrefined carbohydrates, refined carb foods tend to have a higher glycemic index, which is the ability of a food to raise your blood glucose level. Refined carbohydrates include white pasta, white rice, white all purpose flour, white bread, sucrose (white table sugar), high fructose corn syrup and any foods containing these ingredients such as soda pop, cereal, processed syrups, jellies, preserves, pastries and desserts.
When whole-grain wheat is refined, the outer bran layers and germ is removed to produce flour with a finer texture and extended shelf life.
Consuming too many processed, refined carbohydrate foods will not only cause nutrient deficiencies, but it can also lead to the development of chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Your total daily energy expenditure is determined by your metabolism at rest, or your basal metabolic rate. Excessive consumption of refined carbohydrates will increase fat mass, body weight and the body mass index, or BMI, that measures body fat. It is yet another way in which food becomes demonized.  It is yet another way for eating disorders to develop, as people (mostly young women) begin to restrict and control the foods they eat, obeying rules set out by other followers on social media, each trying to outshine the other with the latest images of their ‘clean’ meals.
For me, dirty foods are the carrots I haven’t washed yet.  I enjoy mashed avocado as much as the next person, and just as much as I enjoy a bag of ‘dirty’ chocolate buttons at the cinema.
This entry was posted in Blog and tagged clean eating, digestion, energy, IBS, nutrition, stress. Sedentary lifestyles pose many health risks in children and adults, and South Africa has one of the highest rates of inactivity in the world. This is according to data compiled by The Economist, using information from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Journal of Public Health.
According to the publication, a lack of physical activity has crept up the list of global causes of death to fourth place, after high blood pressure, smoking and high blood sugar.
A report published in 2014 found that prolonged time spent in sedentary states is associated with increased risks of certain types of cancer, as well as with an increase in rates of obesity and diabetes.


The World Health Organisation recommends that adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week (or 75 minutes of vigorous activity) – while adolescents should engage in at least an hour of this activity a day.
A study conducted in the UK, tracking 300,000 Europeans over 12 years, found that a brisk daily 20-minute walk, or the equivalent, cut the annual death rate for people of normal weight by a quarter, and for the obese by 16%, The Economist reported. Businesses, too, have taken note of the growing impact of inactivity, and many companies have jumped onto trends, such as standing desks, to try and counter the effect of long hours of sitting down. While sedentary lifestyles are a large contributing factor to general unhealthiness, the situation is exacerbated by a number of other factors, including food habits.
According to the South African department of health, sedentary lifestyles have lead to people in South Africa burning fewer kilojoules than what they consume.
Research has shown that one in every four South Africans is obese, and that two thirds of the population are overweight.
The department recently lauded local retail group, Woolworths, for taking the decision to remove sweets and candies from its check-out aisles, in a bid to promote healthier eating.
The retailer has also reduced the sugar and salt content in its store-branded foods, the department said.
As part of its movements towards advocating healthier living, in 2016, the department is expected to introduce laws to limit and regulate the amount of salt that can be put into food products in the country.
Staff WriterBusinessTech's Staff Writer is directly plugged into the South African Internet backbone, and spits out press releases and other news as they receive it. Equating sedentary lifestyles with laziness implies that professionals, working 45+ hours a week at their desks and computers are lazy. Rarely discussed is that these same processed foods contain any number of added sugars and, in addition, high fructose corn syrup (How Sugar Works) .
A Low-Carb diet can be so effective that in most instances it will become necessary to discontinue diuretic medications. Use this information in conjunction with the guidance and care of your physician as you would for any diabetes management, weight-loss, or weight maintenance program, especially if you are taking medications, including diuretics or medication for blood pressure or diabetes.
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In this regard, regular consumption of refined carbs will increase your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes an numerous other health issues. In this process, most of the fiber, essential fatty acids, vitamin E, B vitamins and essential minerals are removed. Compared with whole, unprocessed carb foods, refined carbohydrate foods lower the thermic effect of your meals, which causes weight gain and decreases your basal metabolic rate.
Metabolism increases when food is ingested, this is also called the "thermic effect". The thermic effect of food, or "thermogenesis" accounts for about 10% of your total daily energy expenditure. Refined carb foods are rapidly digested and absorbed, and they tend to elevate your blood glucose levels very quickly, causing the pancreas to produce more insulin to prevent your blood glucose from getting too high, which then causes the liver to secrete triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and this increase in your fat mass will tend to lower your basal metabolic rate.
Not so great for supporting your body in dealing with stress, hormone fluctuations, ongoing fatigue or digestive issues such as IBS.
Eating foods with added sugars, especially for those who are overweight or suffer from obesity, causes an unhealthy overproduction of insulin. However, any reduction of diuretic medications must be done under the supervision of a medical practitioner. Whether or not you are at your goal weight, changing your diet under the HEAL Protocol likely will require a change in your current medication dosages.


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High levels of insulin in the blood over many months leads to a number of unhealthy outcomes, including high blood pressure. As with any weight-loss plan, the weight-loss phase of the HEAL Protocol should not be used by patients on dialysis or by pregnant or nursing women, or anyone under the age of 18, unless under the guidance of their physician. In recent years, increasing numbers of young people suffer from the “3 Highs”, which should be taken seriously not only by the elderly but also by the younger generations. According to statistics, more than 40 percent of Australians are either overweight (a BMI 23 or above) or obese while 80 percent of people do not consume four to five servings of fruit and vegetables a day.
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Although a few of the major B vitamins and iron are added back to the flour (Enriched Flour), the nutritional quality of refined wheat flour is inferior to that of whole-wheat flour.
Your energy expenditure due to a thermic effect after consuming a refined carbohydrate or processed food meal may be only about one-half of that after consuming a whole-food meal containing complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber. However, salt restriction, not sugar restriction is the standard recommended for people with high blood pressure.
The mechanism at work is that consumption of foods with added sugars causes the body to retain more sodium, which induces the retention of water to dilute the sodium. They help defend against the oxidative stress caused by environmental pollution and natural aging, supporting the health of the heart, immune system, and brain.
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