Getting Healthy and Losing Weight
author was deliberately poisoned
with mercury by his psychopath sister because she wanted an inheritance after
her father died and when her mother was still alive and everything was left to
her mother. During the process there was a wide range of health problems that
had to be researched and understood. I will now take you down a way of
thinking through and understanding health issues.
Many health problems, I would submit, are caused by poor unbalanced nutrition
and too many poisons in our bodies.
To understand how to get healthy we have to understand the cell
processes. Cells are the unit building bock of our bodies. Google
The DNA makes RNA and RNA makes protein. RNA selects
from 25 different amino acids and make protein by creating a long sequence of
amino acids which are then released into the cell where they fold into a
structure - a protein molecule. Some genes
encode for protein that collect minerals and become enzymes that support DNA
processes and repair DNA. Some genes encode for enzymes that clean up and remove
old RNA and old protein. Some genes encode for protein that provide structure to
the cells, cell walls and internal scaffolding. Some genes encode for protein
that acts as hormones to signal - send messages - to other parts of the body,
things like stress hormones. Some proteins collect fats and become lipoproteins
and lipoproteins build cell walls. Fats with a high melting point make stiff and
impermeable cell walls that can lead to the cells performing poorly in the body.
If hormones like insulin cannot get through the cell wall to tell the cell to
convert sugars in the blood into fats then there is the condition of insulin resistance
and diabetes. Low melting point fats like omega 3 oils make flexible and
permeable cell walls. If the cell is full of fat it is difficult for it to
convert more sugar into fat and this leads to diabetes.
The processes in the body are at an equilibrium. For every bit of protein made
and RNA made some protein and RNA have to be removed. The RNA and protein
eventually become damaged by free radicals and toxins. If the cleanup processes
do not work properly disease can occur. Inflammation can interfere with this
cleanup process and will cause many diseases like alzheimer's and cancer.
Incomplete protein fragments act like toxins and can poison the cells - impair
their processes and kill them. Dead cells can excite the immune system, which
has a lot of friendly fire killing more good cells, which when they die can
further excite the immune system and thus we have autoimmune like diseases.
Having a healthy enzyme system is fundamental to good health. Toxins in cigarette
smoke make things worse.
Cells in the body have genes turned off (methylated) and become different types
of cells. There are cells that build new bone and consume old bone. Bone
work-hardens and becomes brittle over time so old bone has to be "eaten
up" and new bone "laid down". When the "eaten up"
process is faster that the "laid down" process we get osteoporosis.
The liver cells are able to metabolize toxins and poisons. Liver, fat and muscle
cells respond to hormone signals releasing ( or taking up) fats and sugars into
the blood stream for energy.
burn sugars and fats providing the cells with energy and in the process create
lots of free radicals. Free radicals are chemically reactive so have to be taken
care of with antioxidants. Enzymes also need to be protected and supported with
antioxidants. Everyone is different and in all of us some enzymes work well
while others are imperfect. Vitamins like the B Group vitamins aid and improve
the performance of enzymes.
Muscles have a process where calcium ions (signaled by nerves) move into
position and cause contraction, then magnesium ions take the place of the
calcium ions and the muscle relaxes. A magnesium deficiency will cause muscles
to cramp and be very tired feeling. A Calcium deficiency will cause weakness. Minerals
are very important as they are part of the enzymes and are involved in many
processes in the body.
Insulin drives the cells to store sugars in the blood, sugars digested from
carbohydrates and sugars eaten. The cells convert the sugars into saturated fat,
that is the bad fat, for storage in fat cells. This fat is not good for us if we
have excess. It is the sort that makes the bad LDL cholesterol.
To be healthy we have to look after our protein as the protein is
the machinery of the body.
We need: Protein, Minerals, Anti - Oxidants, Fats & Oils,
(then some energy to power the cells if we are not too fat)
We must eat protein that has a good and plentiful balance of amino acids so our
cells can make all the necessary proteins.
We need to ensure we get all the minerals so
that the enzyme functions in the cells work properly and that the other body
structures are strong and work properly (muscles, ligaments and bones etc).
We must get the good fats, the low melting point fats, so our cell walls are
flexible and permeable and so our body can make all the molecules it needs from
them. Our immune system needs omega 3 oils from which to make calming
We must get the anti-oxidants that support enzymes and protect our cells from
the free radicals generated by the energy (burning) processes.
We also must clear out the things that poison the protein and its processes.
Things like mercury, lead, cadmium (the bad heavy metals) and stay clear of
chlorinated compounds, toxins, and pesticides that also interfere with the
processes. Some foods have hormone like compounds in them that can interfere
with body processes and other foods can stimulate our immune system causing
inflammation, so foods that are anti-inflammatory
are a good idea. pH can be another problem for some people as low pH can promote
an environment highly supportive of bacteria and fungi and cause fatigue.
The Foods we should eat.
Protein foods like fish, chicken, steak etc. Be warned tuna and old fish have
high levels of mercury and should be avoided. The fat in meat contains the low
melting point oils as well as saturated fats. Cutting off the fat denies the
body of the important low melting point (omega 3) oils. The wisdom of a low fat
diet is suspect.
Colourful vegetables have both anti-oxidants and minerals with some low GI carbs.
Vegetables also have oils in them and these are good for us. Vegetables also
have compounds that chelate heavy metals helping to remove these poisons from
Nuts have good oils but are also high in energy (carbs) so should be eaten
Foods that are anti-inflammatory
are beneficial for us.
Supplements can help us. Farming practices of using the same ground year after
year deplete the soil of trace minerals. A good mineral supplement is advisable.
Extra magnesium can be calming and if there is a significant boost in well being
from taking magnesium this can indicate mercury poisoning. There are over 300
enzyme reactions that both magnesium and zinc are involved with. Failure of
these enzymes will cause ill health. Vitamin C helps recharge the other anti
oxidants in the body. Strontium is a natural mineral found in fish that cures osterioperosis
and is available sometimes as a supplement. Folic acid also helps our enzyme
system. Half a teaspoon of carb soda in fruit juice three times a week can make
a big difference as it makes the body more alkaline and easier for the body to
hold onto its minerals.
There are some super foods that are high in essential vitamins, minerals, omega
3 oils and proteins. Whey powder, brewers yeast, wheat germ, lecithin, flax seed
oil, fish oil, salmon.
There are two supplements that help remove heavy metals and clean up the body.
DMSA and EDTA. Google them.
Body builders have the better diet, they eat a high protein diet and exercise to
build muscles and this burns fat.
Clean water - filter jugs remove chlorinated organic compounds (dioxins),
pesticides and other contaminates.
The Foods we should
High carb foods are high in energy and will be digested into sugars which enter
our blood stream and get stored as bad fat. Foods like chips, bread, cakes,
biscuits, chocolate and sugars.
Eating low GI carbs is preferable to eating high GI carbs but for many of us we
have enough energy already stored as fat. We need to get the fat burning
metabolism processes running and this is done with exercise and by not eating
which cause inflammation should be avoided.
Foods that are high in toxins and heavy metals should be avoided. Things
like tuna and old fish which are full of mercury, foods cooked in hot oil have
partly burnt compounds some of which are carcinogens and burnt foods. Old
rancid fats are bad for us.
Plenty of Good Sleep, Rest and Relaxation is Essential.
Our bodies are a set of competing systems. When the fight / flight system is
running (we are stressed) other systems do not run as well. Stress will interfere with the immune
system and the digestive system. Body regeneration and repair is
The problem with stress is that when we are stressed we do not realise it.
Stress releases stress hormones which cause the body to be prepared for action.
The body pumps fat into the blood stream ready for exertion. The arteries
tighten and the blood pressure goes up. Sticky platelets form in the blood and
stick to the artery walls. Precipitates in the blood bind with these platelets
making a fiber board type material that clogs the arteries. The blood levels of
incompletely broken down protein products go up and increases the likelihood that blood clots will form causing heart attack and strokes.
Mercury and lead will also interfere with enzyme action increasing the toxins in
the blood (bits of protein not properly metabolised with). Menopausal women have
problems when estrogen is not properly metabolized and this increases the risk
of breast cancer and prostrate (in men) cancers.
Exercise burns fat: muscles burn fat
and building muscles is a key to weight loss.
Exercise causes a buildup of lactic acid and lactic acid will form crystals
which are very painful. The solution is very simple - take two teaspoons of carb
soda an hour before exercising. The carb soda neutralizes the lactic acid and so
stops the crystals forming. It also increases stamina as it increases the amount
of carbon dioxide the blood can transport. If sore muscles and feelings of
fatigue and loss of energy is persistent then get a DMPS Challenge test for
heavy metals. You could be high in lead