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Sunday, March 16, 2014

NUTRITION

NUTRITION
I have been searching for a diet, or life style change, that included foods that would effectively deal with my new life and body changes. I searched many plans, such as Atkins, Weight Watchers, and others plus science and nutrition texts before finding Whole30. As a result of this plan I have cut out these foods from my diet - soy lecithin, sugar, grains, dairy and legumes.

Soy is particularly pertinent (see http://www.livestrong.com/article/524606-what-are-the-dangers-of-soy-lecithin-ingestion/ )

A compound of soy lecithin, phytoestrogen, can produce effects on the body similar to the hormone estrogen. Soy phytoestrogens may promote an increased risk of breast cancer in adult women by altering or decreasing natural estrogen, although the direct link to cancer is inconclusive. One study reported by Cornell University examined 28 women receiving soy supplements for six months. The women were found to have an increased growth of milk ducts in their breasts, which is a leading forerunner of cancer, according to the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors in New York State. Conclusions suggest that premenopausal women may be at greatest risk, but further research is needed.

What is the Whole30?

Established by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig (of Whole9) in April 2009, the Whole30® is our original nutritional program designed to change your life in 30 days. Think of it as a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system.

Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat—even the “healthy” stuff.

So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you? Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health

- See more at:
http://whole30.com/step-one/#sthash.Ocvce5rx.dpuf

http://whole30.com/new/

5 comments:

  1. I was on this plan for a week and a half, about 10 days. I cut out soy, sugar, pesticides, and dairy, and other items as the plan dictated. It was difficult, mainly because soy lecithin is in just about all foods, including tea bags, fruit juices and even nuts. One of the main results was that the hot flashes increased. It seemed that I was always hot and sweaty. The day after I started to eat indiscriminately, I actually got cold and began to shiver. It was not necessarily a bad sensation. But the most amazing side effect was that I lost 5 pounds!!! So I plan to go back on the plan, possibly as a life change.

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  2. Hi Dr. Wilma! I have a quick question about your blog and was wondering if you could email me when you have a free moment. Thanks! Hope to hear from you soon!! :-)

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    1. SURE I CAN BE REACHED ON drwilmajohnson@yahoo.com or facebook

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  3. Breast Cancer Yoga family operated website and Breast Cancer Authority Blog agree that a healthy lifestyle approach is the best approach to breast cancer prevention, Prevention is the cure! Eat a plant based diet and exercise!

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    1. COMPLETELY AGREE. IT IS BELIEVED THAT FAT IS ALSO INVOLVED IN THE PRODUCTION OF ESTROGEN. GET RID OF FAT, LOWER CHANCES OF CANCER REOCCURING.

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