In his book FAT FOR FUEL, Dr. Joseph Mercola shows how you can take control of your health simply by giving your body the proper fuel. I highly recommend this book because it dives deep into why choosing healthy fats as our primary fuel source correlates with health and disease resistance.
The fact is our body would much rather burn fat for fuel than the glucose that comes from the massive amounts of carbohydrates we consume on a daily basis.
He reveals what causes your metabolism to go haywire: Damage and Dysfunction in the the Mitochondria.
WHAT IS MITOCHONDRIA?
They are tiny energy factories within your cells that use a metabolic process to convert the food you eat and the air you breathe into energy. So needless to say, our food choices and lifestyle play a major role in our ability to stay healthy.
When large numbers of the mitochondria in your body stop functioning properly, it is very difficult to stay healthy.
When you feed your body cleaner fuels the health benefits include:
- Mental Clarity
- Reduced Inflammation
- Freedom from Cravings
- Fights Cancer
- Weight loss without Depriving
- Greatly Improved Energy
Dr. Mercola has a revolutionary program that will change the way you think about nutrition and your health. My personal results from following just the basic recommendations have changed the way I look at my diet and health.
At 64, it is even more important for me to attempt to repair some of the damage done in my younger years.
The following steps were easy for me to follow because I like fats and proteins and I don’t normally have a problem staying away from the sweets and carbs. Although I do like pasta and bread.
SIMPLE STEPS TO FOLLOW
- Eat Healthy Fats: Avocados, Olives, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Ghee Butter
- Proteins: Grass Fed Meats, Nuts, Salmon (wild caught), Eggs, Cheese, Bacon.
- Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water.
- Intermittent Fasting: Don’t eat 3 hours before you go to bed. Your body detoxes when you sleep. Fast for 16-20 hours which includes sleep. Gives your liver a break – less chance of insulin resistance.
If you are interested in diving even deeper into all the ways you can boost your brain power and increase your energy, I would highly recommend this book.
Marty DeGarmo has had some life changing results with this diet and I want you to listen to this Short Video Testimony where he shares his journey and incredible results.
With our current health challenges, it is important for all of us to take care of ourselves and strengthen our immune systems.