Experimenting and researching for health. Seeing what works and more importantly, what doesn’t. This Blog shares what I have discovered.
I am not a health professional or expert at all, I am just a software engineer with a love for research. I make no guarantee that what has worked for me will work for anyone else. The old, “do not try this at home” applies to everything on this website.
The more I experiment and the healthier I feel, the more I realise that the pharmaceutical and medical industry has been right on target!
They are so good at what they do, it has actually become an art. The art of making money!
It is easy to make money when you have a sales team of PHD graduates, and the public they sell to are raised to completely trust them.
They are the experts, they “know” exactly what is good for you! “You have blood pressure problems? Here, you need to take this drug every day for the rest of your life!” It couldn’t be easier for them.
There are other industries that sell drugs ... although not with nearly the same profit margins. These industry professionals usually end up in jail or worse. Crazy what a medical qualification can achieve with the right supplier.
Health solutions are not being provided, because solutions would keep sales down. Imagine you bought a car that never needed any new parts. It is the notion that if light bulbs lasted for 10 years, light bulb companies would become bankrupt. The same business tactics work with all industries. Most products sold today are semi to fully disposable, requiring a repurchase or repair. What’s wrong with that? Just smart business. Makes sense, until these same business geniuses run Health care in general. Think about the most common illnesses. All of them are long term and require constant medical intervention. For most illnesses that kill you too quickly, a solution has been found for. You mustn’t let the market die too quickly after all?
My feelings on the health industry should perhaps not focus on the medical practitioners. Saying that ... medical practitioners, having higher levels of intelligence in the sciences, should have a drive or passion to find root causes and provide solutions. They don’t, or can’t, due to red tape and or stigma and traditions. My strongest theory for this is, money has replaced compassion and care as the driver for decision making.
The best doctors have empty waiting rooms.
It would be wonderful if doctors got paid only when their clients got well. Imagine the economy savings! I know all doctors are not this bad. Most are amazing, devoted and caring people that just want to save lives. It is the health industry as a whole that is at fault. The cold and uncaring side, that treat people and their sufferings as an easy way to make billions. I have noticed, doctors are far too quick to give antibiotics for a sniff, statins for blood pressure and push the latest drug that’s paying for their new sports car.
The Food industry is the leading supplier of clients to the medical industry. Lining them up in the millions.
I would not be surprised if the chiefs of food and health are intimate golf buddies. We are being fed synthetic poisons, under the illusion that they are healthy. Just because a label says “diet”, is it good for you? Diet, less fat, heart friendly, all distractions to hide the fact that it's addictive and makes you buy more. This is all slight of hand.
Then there is wheat ... I will need a few articles and posts to talk about modern wheat and its mutant cousins ... The nicest surprise wheat businesses ever received, was the discovery that modern wheat is chemically addictive. An addictiveness that is caused by binding to the opiate receptors of the brain. Dr. Davis
Slight of hand : “May contain traces of wheat” ... this covers any quantity ... from 0% to 100%. You could put “May contain traces of wheat” on a loaf of bread or a stick of chewing gum. Why not put the actual percentage or unit? This is the illusion. You assume it must be too small and therefore not important or unhealthy. The food industry has to label every other ingredient to its smallest unit except for wheat? What idiot made this legal?
Then there is the whole concept that fats are bad for you. This really helped the tobacco industry out of a jam a few decades ago. This is one area I have tested extensively on myself and I will explain in later articles why I found this to be rubbish ... natural fats are vital for humans and should not be avoided!
The sugar or fructose industry are even worse than wheat, as they target children. The side effects are being seen in the liver and brain function of many children around the world. Sugar is also addictive and follows the same big corporate tactics of making money without compassion. Next time you give your child a “healthy” fruit juice, do the math and calculate how many teaspoons of sugar is being consumed. Take the total grams of sugar and divide it by four. That’s the teaspoon equivalent.
Soon to win Health’s sales team of the decade award, is the Wi-Fi telecommunications industry. In fact, I think it will take 1st place as “Health's” BFF (Best Friend Forever) and business partner relatively soon! It is tricky to prove though, but all the signs are there. Their patterns match what food and tobacco industries have done in the past.
The telecommunications industry has grown so fast, it has conveniently made issues related to Wi-Fi very difficult to prove. You can't get an accurate control group ... This is a group of diverse people that have been living pretty much the same way as everyone else, except with no microwave bombardments.
For example, if every person smoked back in the day, how could scientists have proven without any doubt, smoking caused lung cancer? There would always be an excuse that the increase of lung cancer and heart disease was caused by something else. Fats perhaps? They needed a large non smoking group to compare to. Where do we get a group of people that has no exposure to Wi-Fi radiation?
My first large experiment on my self.
1 year ago, I weighed in at 130Kg. I had a 40 inch waist, my blood pressure was high at 144/98 and I lived on anti acids. I had joint pain and always felt bloated and tired. Weekly migraines and all round just feeling bad.
This at the age of 34 and following what’s regarded commonly as a healthy life style. Eating the products with heart foundation stickers and keeping active as per health industries recommendation.
Now I am 35Kg lighter, I have a 32inch waist and my blood pressure has gone from 144/98 to 117/78. My joint pain has gone! No more heart burn, the headaches are gone and I am feeling great. Just imagine the drugs I would have been prescribed to achieve this in one year. I did it with no prescribed medication and no additional exercise.
The journey was interesting and I was lucky to find that initial idea that started things off for me. Our brains control the hunger and there is a big difference between addictiveness, cravings and being hungry. Have them both at the same time and you are in for trouble! This is why dieting does not work. Getting rid of the addiction first, while making sure you are never hungry is key.
Linking breads and wheat to an addiction was the first step. After cutting out breads and pastas and feeling much better, I was introduced to Professor Tim Noakes version of the low carbohydrates, high fat craze. I then cut out carbohydrates drastically and increased natural fats. After a month or two and feeling even better, I thought that perhaps the health industry had been wrong about the food pyramid this whole time. The biggest food suggestion by doctors, wheat and grains, was the main reason for my bad health. This combined with hidden sugars. Having other insulin related symptoms, I quickly cut out anything that caused my insulin to spike, meaning sugars. Then after further reading, I cut out seed oils. You know the ones with the Heart Foundation sticker on them ... yip those “Healthy” margarines and vegetable oils.
I continued to read everything I could find on the subject. Learning and combining it all in a simple method that made sense to me and generally made me feel better and healthier. This led to many areas of science and study.
Since then I have introduced a few carbohydrates back into my diet, even some sugars in the form of fruits and my weight and health is still improving slowly. I’ve experimented with eating just fruits (I noticed a decrease in health and increase in weight gain), to eating just bacon for a week.
I’ve tried fasting for 2 days as well as various supplements. Adding various exercise regimes and methods showed interesting results.
All of this to conclude that keeping things simple and balanced seems to be the best route. Using food as a tool to constantly adjust things is easy, once the addiction cravings are gone.
Here is a simple guide.
I avoid these as much as possible.
- Any product that contains modern wheat, this does not work unless sugars are avoided as well.
- Oils like margarines and “vegetable oils”. (Olive oil is 100% fine.)
- Sugars. In the quantities we consume today, avoid. Check your food labels and do the math. Look at avoiding MSGs and food colouring as well. This is important for children.
- Avoid all Wi-Fi and microwaves as much as you can. Especially while sleeping at night. Tricky to do, I know.
Next we have the good things. I use these 6 things as tools to keep healthy.
- Sunshine. Get your daily “dose”. Almost all research and experiments so far have led to the need of good sunshine exposure.
- Mineral water that has a neutral ph. We are living in a microwaved world. We need to replenish the liquids in our cells as often as we can. Most natural water is neutral ph to slightly alkaline, making it easier for our body to keep its fixed PH of +- 7.4.
- Sleep. Make sure you sleep in a dark room. Put all your devices onto plane mode or even better, switch them off. You will sleep far better and your brain will produce melatonin far easier. Do not sleep too much or too little and keep your sleeping pattern the same.
- Fish, clams, oysters, salmon. Good marine food. Our beautiful planet is a water planet. As humans, we are meant to eat water-borne foods, this includes water-borne animals and plants.
- Eggs, butter, coconuts, green salads, avocados and other meats. Stay away from grain fed animals if you can. Its tricky getting grass fed meats where I live, so I tend to stick to fish.
- Exercise. There is currently a debate on whether exercise is needed as much as doctors and gym owners recommend. It is a guilt solution to common problems. “You are unhealthy, it is all your fault, you need to exercise more.” I am pro exercise, but for different reasons. It does help me feel great and have better energy levels, but I don’t get physically unhealthy if I stop. The one major discovery for me was that it does not effect fat loss in the long run at all! It does effect focus and brain function, in other words helps reduce addictiveness. At the end, try have fun and keep social with what ever exercise you choose.
As far as supplements, vitamins and other “health” pills, I am convinced they don’t benefit me to a level that makes them worth while. However there are many of them I have not tried. I will keep you posted on this.
Focus on the good and avoid the bad. It was tricky in the beginning, as tricky as quitting any minor addiction, but totally worth it in the long run. I needed to be EXTREMELY strict for about 3 weeks to kick the wheat addiction followed by the sugar addiction. Once this was done, my life was so much better. I am getting joy and happiness from the important things in life and not living for food.
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