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Truth About Protein

There are currently millions of Americans being diagnosed with chronic illnesses and conditions that conventional medicine still does not understand. Many others never receive any kind of diagnosis but are still suffering with all kinds of symptoms. While medical science and research have done amazing things in the area of surgery—being able to remove an appendix, for example, or perform a life-saving transplant—there’s is still very little known about the true causes of chronic illnesses and symptoms and how they can be healed. For this reason I call them chronic mystery illnesses. Because there is almost no knowledge in medical communities of what is truly happening in the body with chronic illnesses, the diagnoses and much of the treatment advice people receive is unhelpful or even harmful in some instances. This lack of knowledge is not the well-meaning doctors’ and health practitioners’ fault. The truth simply hasn’t been discovered yet by medical science and research, which means that people with chronic illnesses are being given inaccurate diagnoses and treatment advice that will not actually bring healing. 

The reason it is so important to shed light on this issue is that alongside the misinformation around all chronic illnesses is an obsession with protein that is keeping people sick, and in truth, making them sicker than ever before in history. Today we are going to dive into the truth about protein. 

Protein Gone Wrong

Medical science and research, along with a plethora of trendy diets, have been pushing protein on us for quite a while. Our culture has become so inundated with “facts” about protein that people often only consider if a food item is high in protein or not when trying to make a healthy decision for themselves and their family. They don’t know to consider the other elements of the food that may be detrimental. Unfortunately, this is not a new problem. The misrepresentation of the place of protein in our diets first appeared in the 1930s. Protein quickly became a buzzword in the food industry as a tactic to direct our food purchase choices to where industry wanted us to spend our money. Unfortunately, like so many of the worst aspects of industry and our culture, this protein obsession was all about making money, not about supporting your health or the health of your loved ones. If industry really had your best interests in mind, a tremendous amount of money would have been thrown into a worldwide campaign to encourage people to eat many more fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables and to choose food items based on their vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant value. It most certainly wouldn’t have been the push for protein that we are still experiencing. 

What this protein myth has led to is a great deal of fear about how much protein our bodies really need. In actuality, it’s not the protein in foods that your liver requires in order to create the healthy proteins it uses. That’s right, it’s the liver that is responsible for producing the types of proteins your body can recognize. This is one of the liver’s undiscovered chemical functions. In truth, as I reveal in my book, Liver Rescue, the liver has over 2000 chemical functions, but medical science and research have only discovered a fraction of them. Most of the proteins the liver produces are created from fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables—not from eating the foods most people see as high in protein like eggs, bacon, yogurt, beef, chicken, tofu, fish, milk, nuts and seeds. While it is ok to eat some of these foods, they shouldn’t be the focus of the diet. One of the reasons for that is because these foods are actually high fat foods.

The Protein – Fat Connection

Everywhere you look and every person you talk to says it’s important to focus on protein. Unfortunately, that’s how entrenched the protein myth has become in our society. Even the most intelligent, smart, well-researched people believe that protein is God when it comes to dietary intake. The industries driving this message have been that successful. One of the biggest problems with this protein myth is that while you think you might be doing the right thing by eating a high protein diet, you are also inadvertently eating a high fat diet—these proteins and fats cannot be separated—and a high fat diet is central to the development of chronic illnesses, autoimmune diseases, and countless symptoms. As I share in Liver Rescue and my other books, the true causes of chronic mystery illnesses like migraines, Hashimoto’s, lupus, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, eczema, chronic fatigue syndrome, UTIs, cystic acne, tingles and numbness, diabetes, autism, and more are pathogens, toxic heavy metals, and other toxins that have nothing to do with protein. And when the diet is too high in fat, it’s almost impossible for the pathogens, heavy metals and toxins that are responsible for these illnesses and symptoms to leave the body as the blood is too thick from all the fat plus a host of these pathogens, toxins, metals and more in the bloodstream. I call this Dirty Blood Syndrome and I address it in-depth in my book Liver Rescue

Every single person today has dirty blood due to the world we are living in, the pathogens and toxins we are exposed to and inherit through our family lines (this is different from a genetic issue—for more on the gene blame game check out my book Thyroid Healing,) chronic dehydration that most people aren’t even aware of and the foods we eat, so it’s critical that everyone knows the truth about Dirty Blood Syndrome. These true causes are still unknown to medical science and research so it’s even more essential that you understand what’s really behind your symptoms and conditions. If you have to wait for science and research to discover the truth about your illnesses and symptoms, you will be suffering needlessly for a very long time. This is what is happening all over the world right now and it’s tragic. The truth is here for you so you can take your healing and the healing of your loved ones’ into your own hands. 

There’s a highly popular belief today that the brain is made out of fat and you need to eat a lot of “healthy fats” to have good brain health and function. Sadly, this is more damaging misinformation. High fat diets are disastrous for the brain. In truth, there is only a microscopic percentage of fat in the brain. Outside of these low traces of omegas, the brain is mostly a jellyfish-like organ made up of sugar. The brain runs on glucose, not fat, and without enough of it the brain begins to shrink we get older and it’s deprived from getting enough glucose due to high -fat, high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets that fear fruit and potatoes. It’s glucose and mineral salts that enable the brain to perform every single function that it does. Sugar that is naturally derived—sugars found in fruits and natural carbohydrates like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squashes—as well as mineral salts also help build muscle. Fat, on the other hand, stops you from building muscle. For those of you drinking protein shakes, the hidden ingredients in those shakes that are actually responsible for your muscle mass are the sugars and carbohydrates. And it’s your time at the gym or doing exercise that builds muscle, not the protein in the shakes or other foods you’re eating. Surprised? The fact that we have gotten so far from this truth shows just how how entrenched this hyperfocus on protein has become. If you are interested in keeping your muscle definition, eating enough fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables—drinking celery juice, for example, which is packed with mineral salts—will prevent your muscles from atrophying and help remove the toxins that prevent muscles from expanding. 

Protein is also not meant to satiate hunger. I often hear people say they need to have eggs for breakfast to feel satiated, or chicken or tofu with their vegetables. This is where people get confused by the satiety they feel after consuming animal proteins or protein-rich plant foods like soy products and nuts. The reason you feel satiated from a meal of animal protein or soy is not because of the protein in the food but because of the fat. High quantities of fats, however, are harmful to your liver. Instead, the focus should be on eating enough calories of the foods that will be most supportive of your health: fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables, including potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squashes. 

How To Reduce Fat in Your Diet 

Plant-based people and animal eaters alike are falling into the same trap when it comes to high-fat diets. If you are vegan, you may be eating too many nuts, oils, or avocados each day; loading up your smoothies with almond butter or chia seeds; or eating tofu every night which is naturally high in fat. If you do eat animal products and you are consuming animal protein with each meal, you are also eating too much fat. Dairy products and eggs are also problematic and should be avoided by anyone who has a symptom or condition or wishes to help prevent getting one. Eggs feed diseases and bacteria. To understand more about why eggs and dairy are best avoided (along with pork, soy, gluten, corn, and canola oil), check out my book, Liver Rescue.

Those on both animal protein and plant based diets are worried about aging, but if you are focused on too much on protein, even if you are an athlete with no body fat, it is likely you will experience symptoms commonly associated with aging or suffer with an illness or symptom down the track or from the amount of fat in your diet. This may present as any number of conditions, but most commonly causes heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes—all of which stem from a toxic, sluggish liver and thick dirty blood. I cover exactly how this is the case and how you can heal and prevent these diseases in Liver Rescue. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter which symptoms or which illness you have, the golden ticket to help you move forward with healing is a low-fat diet. Even the celebrated high-protein diets aren’t as effective as we would want them to be; they can even make matters worse, because the more protein in a diet, the more fats are in it. To find out more about the high fat and high protein myth, how we got here, and how you can support your liver and overall health so you can heal, check out my in-depth explanation in Liver Rescue.

You might be asking then, what can I eat? The truth is, proteins are in all natural whole foods so your options are endless. Raw spinach and nori contain a great deal of protein. Potatoes are often shunned, but the skin of a potato contains healing protein. Tomatoes have proteins in them. Bananas not only contain protein but also satiate due to their calorie count. In addition, the carbohydrates in bananas kill viruses in the gut, helping to heal celiac, IBS, Crohn’s disease, and colitis. They also repel retroviruses like HIV and herpetic viruses like Epstein-Barr, shingles and HHV, both their discovered and many undiscovered strains which I brought to light in Medical Medium and share new information on in Liver Rescue. Oranges and apples contain some protein and play a part in keeping the liver healthy, which should be the priority over protein. If you are plant-based, you can eat some avocado and some nuts and seeds, but if it’s healing from symptoms and conditions and the best health possible you’re seeking, put your focus on an abundance of fresh fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables, including the carbohydrate-rich vegetables like potatoes and winter squash. If you eat animal products, try to stick to one smaller serving of animal protein per day while bringing in more and more of the fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables.

Satiation should not be based on fats and proteins, but on getting enough healthy carbohydrates and glucose from fruits and carbohydrate-rich vegetables. It is an adequate amount of calories that provides saiation, not specifically eating fat and protein. These foods just seem more satiating because such a small amount of them provides such a large amount of fat and calories. Whereas with fresh fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables, you need to eat more to get sufficient calories but when you do, you will feel satiated and be giving your body the nutrients it so desperately needs. Focus instead on delicious meals and snacks such as the Liver Rescue Apple Sauce, Peach Ginger Sorbet, Caramel Apple Rings, Potato Pancakes with Cucumber Radish Salad, Ratatouille, Lentil Tacos, Cauliflower Sushi, or any of the other many delicious recipes in Liver Rescue

Moving Forward

It’s critical for the sake of your health and your loved ones’ health that you know that the high protein trend today does not actually help or support you in healing from symptoms and conditions. Out of the better high protein diets today recommend removing processed foods from your diet, which is absolutely helpful and the reason why some people will see an improvement in how they feel for a while. However, eventually, the high amount of protein and fats in these diets will contribute to illness and decline down the line. Whatever your diet, the point here is that there needs to be less focus less on protein because the fat that inherently comes with the protein is problematic for anyone with any illness or symptom. Regardless of whether you eat animal protein or plant based, when your diet is too high in fat the result will eventually be an illness or symptom. Our obsession with protein has gone too far. It’s a trap that will keep you and your loved ones ill. It will also lead to more and more infertility in the years and decades ahead. We may not be able to change the medical or diet industries, but we can change our own diet and belief systems and help those around us. You can hold onto these truths and with this wisdom you can make choices that support you, not hinder you.

This item posted: 07-Sep-2018

 

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