Friday, March 11, 2016

The Science Behind My Recommendation to do GAPS, Intermittent Fasting and 3 Hours of Exercise a Week!

I support lifestyle changes to promote wellness. Those with gluten sensitivity should not eat grains. All people get a leaky gut from wheat and wheat products
A healthy way to eat is the Gut and Psychology Syndrome protocol, a modern version of the specific carbohydrate diet that has been around over 80 years.It hits all the points in nutrition and has answers to solve symptom complexes. We all hit lows like diarrhea, or eczema.  

I also recommend intermittent fasting, meditation daily and 3 hours of exercise a week. There is a lot of science to back these recommendations up. It is not that easy to do in our busy modern lives. We all need encouragement. 

Autophagy is a term used to describe one way to clean up and repair. Our health is determined by maximizing the building up of our brains and bodies, and the maintenance of it by cleaning up. 

From Dr. Mercola:
By activating your body’s autophagy process, you dampen inflammation, slow down the aging process, and optimize biological function
Three ways to do that are eating a high-fat, low non-fiber carb diet, intermittently fasting, and getting regular exercise, especially high intensity exercise"

Read the whole article on Autophagy here. It should encourage you to follow a clean diet, based on vegetables, healthy oils from coconut oil, real virgin olive oil, or pastured butter, and protein from healthy sources. I have found intermittent fasting invaluable.  Oh, and baby the healthy microbiome and treat it right. All these lifestyle basics are worth the trouble. 

To Your Health
Dr. Barbara