Dr. Oz: 3 Big Mistakes That You Think Are Healthy!
Dr. Oz invited Dr. Joel Fuhrman (author of The End of Diabetes Book) in the show to talk about three big mistakes we are making that we think are completely acceptable and healthy, that in truth we should all be worried about. The doctors are disturbed about these things, and so should we.
1) Why you should eat more carbs and less protein.
When the doctors say this, this actually goes in the face of all weight-loss plan diets! But here is an eye-opener information. Dr. Furhman explains that there is a study which shows that a high-protein diet is linked to higher cancer risk. These animal proteins are found in meat, chicken, eggs, fish, etc. These studies followed people with high-protein diets for 15-, 20- to 25 years and it has shown that there’s dramatic increase of cancer and heart attack in these cases. For instance, a recent study followed 6 thousand people, with age range from 55 to 65 years old, in a period of 17 years and found a 400% increase of cancer over that time. Also, this study found 75% increased risk of death over that period for people with high-protein diets. The high-protein diet they considered in that study were people who are eating about 30% calories from animal products, which is about the amount of animal proteins that Americans are eating now. Compared to people with animal protein diet of only 10% or less, they found a dramatic difference in those with 30% animal protein in their diet.
Science now is finding that the problem is not in the fats of these animal products that’s producing the cancer. Doctors used to say that you must slice the fat from the meat, get rid of the skin, and eat only the egg whites. So it’s actually the animal protein itself that’s problematic. On one hand, plant proteins from beans, nuts and green vegetables are healthier and more beneficial for the body.
At this point, Dr. Oz presents the statistics that he found out after his inquiry in the medical unit: The calories we get in high-protein diet is 61% from animal products, and 39% from plant products like nuts, seeds and greens.
Dr. Furhman encourages everybody not to worry about fats, proteins and carbs. All we need to do is real simple: eat more plant produce because plant proteins have positive effects on health, while we get only negative effects from animal proteins. In general, re-do your diet plan and reduce animal products and processed food. Keep it at 10% figure of your family’s diet.
2) Be wary of OILS that are widely tagged as healthy.
Sesame oil, olive oil, walnut oil, coconut oil and the like do not really have that much benefit for your body. Dr. Furhman says that you shouldn’t forget that every oil has 120 calories per 1 tablespoon. Americans are consuming about 500 calories of oil a day. This is a huge contributor of obesity in the nation because these oils that are so commonly found in our foods are actually absorbed very rapidly. So rapidly that there’s no way we are burning them quickly than when we take them. Dr. Furhman explains that these oils are absorbed “from lips to hips in five minutes” and they’re stuck in your body. These oils also interfere with fat burning because the rush of all these high calorie oils puts fat onto fat that’s already stored there.
In addition, “fast” food oils are still processed even if they come from good or healthy source. Compare this to eating the food itself whole like walnuts, sesame seed and olives. When oil from these sources goes through processing, a completely different bio-chemical effect occurs. When you eat the food whole, the fats are absorbed very slowly over a three- or four-hour period, and as a result accelerating the burning of fat in the body. They don’t get absorbed because they take about three to five hours to digest. You’re not going to be hungry very quickly, and you’re not going to take as much calories. They only get discharged from your body. In contrast, “fast” food oil easily gets absorbed by the body within a one-hour period and gets stuck there. They don’t burn, so that’s how “fast” oil puts fat on to fat, hence promoting fat storage. Also, this makes you feel more need for satiating because oil rushes fast into the body. You would then want more food after only a couple of hours.
3) Dr. Furhman is worried about over prescription of antibiotics.
What’s really worrisome is the antibiotic resistance that people develop with over prescription of this drug. Over prescription makes you resistant to them when you need them the most. He explains that 70% of antibiotics are for viral infections. It’s actually one of the most toxic drugs. Statistics show that there are 140,000 cases of adverse reactions to antibiotic where people are rushed to emergency rooms every year! Dr. Furhman says, “We don’t really need them. They kill good bacteria in the body and make you more predisposed to more serious infections in the future. Avoid it when possible and use only when necessary”. This drug is for bacterial infections. Study shows that they are not effective for flu, colds or sore throat. They don’t work for viruses. So, if you take antibiotics all the time, when you really need them they won’t work.
Dr. Furhman gives us a fitting conclusion, “Antibiotic could kill you…why put yourself at risk for no reason?” However, he also offers us a solution: we should eat his G-Bombs to avoid antibiotic resistance. This solution is his answer to our dilemma here. How can we stop our population from overusing antibiotics? The idea really is building a strong immune system. This way, you don’t get sick as often, children don’t get sick as much, and so we won’t require drugs all the time.
G-Bombs actually means:
Greens, Examples of this are kale and broccoli. They build immune system in your digestive tract. Lymphocytes, a subtype of white blood cells in the immune system, are the defenders of the “gates” that prevent infection because they have anti-microbial effects. They prevent infections from coming in your body. Beans. Onions. Mushrooms. These have direct anti-viral effect. They stimulate natural killer T-cells. They fight off infections quickly and so prevent bacterial infections. Berries. Seeds.
These foods also grow good bacteria in your system that do not allow bad bacteria to multiply in your digestive tract after you’ve just completed antibiotic medication.
So for a mere flu, colds, cough or sore throat…let’s not rush into taking antibiotics. That’s obviously not the best option for minor illnesses. Choose today to put your family on the right track to prevent infections. Dr. Furhman’s advice is no nonsense, “Stay away from doctors as much as you can”. And you can do this by eating G-Bombs to ensure infection resistance.