Calories And Weight Loss Explained

Calories And Weight Loss Explained

Calories And Weight Loss Explained

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So today we are going to talk about overweight obesity weight loss stubborn weight and we're going to talk about the real reasons because there are so many misconceptions and most of the opinions expressed are by people who don't know a lot of physiology and the people who don't have a lot of clinical experience it's not a super easy topic it is not simply calories calories calories in calories out and we'll cover that in some detail and so first of all of course I don't have to tell you that that obesity is is a problem but again just to emphasize that looking at the last 5060 years our genes have not changed genetics have not changed significantly in 4050 a hundred thousand.

Years so they certainly haven't changed in the last 50 years and yet when we look at the prevalence of obesity and food processing by the way the way we know it started somewhere around early 1900s and then it's just been getting more and more progressive since so we look at 1960 we had some around 14% 1970 15 16 1980 1990 2000 2010 and now we have over 40 percent of people are obese and this is not counting people are just a little bit overweight this is classified as obese if you add the overweight people to this then it's not 40% it's getting up in the 80% range now I'm not saying that they caused the problem interesting that once they started.

Seeing this trend they were trying to develop some government guidelines so the US Department of Agriculture and a few more agencies they got together and they said this is how people should eat and here was the first set of guideline USDA guide first edition and then here was the third edition and here's the fifth edition here's the seventh and here's the eighth edition so again I'm not saying that these guidelines are causing this but it's pretty obvious that they're certainly not helping it either and throughout every one of these guidelines what they're telling you is to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and complex carbon carbohydrates like whole grains and the official guidelines.

Again is for 2,000 calorie diet that you should eat 45 to 65% of your diet from carbohydrate and that means a whopping 300 grams of carbohydrate a day now where I can get into too many specifics but I think that's about five times as much carbohydrate as the human body is is designed for now here is the most commonly stated opinion about white people get overweight oh you just eat too much and you don't exercise enough you need to eat less exercise more well if that were true then our weight would depend on us eating exactly the right amount of calories so let's suppose that you need an extra hundred calories every day that would mean that's an extra one tablespoon of peanut butter three cubes.

Of cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon of butter one medium Apple and or let's say that you try to stick to within 20 calories that means you balance your food intake so precisely that you stay within 1% every day you're perfect within 1% and that 20 calories would be one small bite of a banana half a tablespoon of ice cream 1 teaspoon of hummus 1 tablespoon of what 1 and 1/2 tablespoon of wine how many people think that they could balance the diet so perfectly that every day you didn't eat you didn't vary your consumption even by this much that every day you stay within less than 1% well if you ate an extra hundred calories then in 50 years you would gain 521 pounds that means the.

Average male would weigh about 700 pounds when they were 60 77 let's say 70 years old and if you buried your diet even by 1% you would gain a hundred and four pounds that means all of our 70 year old people would weigh somewhere around 250 pounds so it's not about the calories because no human could possibly balance their intake that precisely let's look at it another way let's look at an example of population because the people say that the calories in calories out they base that on physics they say and they say well it's the first law of thermodynamics that energy into the system and energy out of the system that's only those are the only two variables that matter whatever you put.

In you have to take out well that's a ridiculous question it's an irrelevant question or statement because the question isn't how much is going in or going out it is why is it behaving that way so let's look at a population example so let's say you have city a and it has a hundred five thousand people and you have two hundred to twenty five hundred people entering the city every year and you have 2500 people exiting the city every year so you would say that oh well the population is gonna stay the same this city is not going to grow because it's the same number of people going in as are leaving and then we have another city B that has a lot more people and.

This city is growing because it has more people coming in than are going out even though there's just two thousand people going in there's only 1800 people leaving so then we would ask well why is this city growing why is it getting fatter and the intelligent person would say well because there is more people coming in than are going out anyone with a first grade math education can see that but the question is why all right I think we have a question don't have a quick answer for that right now and so the the statement to just say that there's more coming in that's going out if it's irrelevant we we want to know what's going on with that city do they have roadblocks on the way out.

Do they have all the good jobs in that city so nobody wants to leave so it's not enough to just say there's more coming in there are circumstances that dictate why that is so now let's look at a calorie example so now instead of town a we have palm a and he has a hundred and five thousand calories of fat stored on his body that means he had weighs 170 pounds and he has 15% body fat he has 2500 calories going in 2500 calories going out so tom is gonna stay the same weight because he's got the same calories going in and going out law of thermodynamic wise everyone is happy but Joe he has 350 thousand calories of fat stored on his body weights 220 pounds and he's got 39 percent body fat.

And he really watches ye2 eats the the low fives butter the low fat margarine and needs to toast and he's everything skinny and the artificial sweeteners and the non-fat yogurt and he eats 2,000 calories but he only expends 1800 so again the we know that there's more going in than going out that's obvious that is why he is gaining weight but the question is why so we want to look at physiology we want to look at what is going on inside the body to make that happen and when we talk about metabolism in humans or any other animal metabolism is governed by hormones hormones are little chemical messengers that tell all the organs what to do how much to do of.

Whatever it is that they're doing so again we use the same example Tom and Joe and now we have the fats in in yellow so Tom has this much fat and Joe has that much fat they're still eating their same calories twenty five hundred and twenty-five whether out 2089 but what is the number one hormone that regulates metabolism in human what's the hormone that overrides everything else and the answer is that there's a fat storing hormone called insulin so in the presence of insulin fat is being stored and the problem with this is it's a one-way street that the fat can get out of the blood into the cells but he can't get back out of the cells in the presence of insulin it's like you're.

Letting the people into the town but there are guards watching the exits they're trying to get out but they can't the exits are locked so the way that we could look at that would be these these arrows that it's a one-way street it can go one way it can't come back out all right I have a question I think heard that high vitamin D levels increase weight loss what's the mechanism vitamin D is a hormone like substance and I couldn't say specifically what the mechanism is but we have to start looking at holism in the body we want to start understanding that if the body is missing something and we supply it then.

The body is going to be better off and that's different than saying oh take this for that and I'm gonna I'm gonna wrap up today with explaining more about what caused this want and hopefully you'll kind of see how that all fits together I had another question gentleman fats so again well we'll come back to that at end because we're going to look at all the causes but the question is it's not about the weight the goal is never the weight loss we have to ask what is it that's causing the water retention and again it's probably to do with toxicity and hormone imbalances okay.

So insulin is the fat storing hormone that's like the guards watching the exits and then there is a fat burning hormone and that is primarily thyroid hormone there are some other hormones like growth hormone and so forth but thyroid is the main one because it's our men events are primary metabolic hormone the whole business anyway just like a thermostat for the body then you crank up the thermostat everything feeds up you have your heartbeat speeds up your digestion speeds up your peristalsis speeds up the signal transmission speed of nerve signals speeds up your rate of healing you're a greater cell turnover thyroid is the thermostat for absolutely everything I have a hundred trillion.

Cells every cell in your body has thyroid receptors so the thyroid tells every cell how much they you of what they're supposed to do and where insulin is like guards blocking the exit thyroid hormone is more like a revolving door that whatever comes in can easily get out if we have balance in the system then the quality will manage it will regulate the intake so we're not getting in too much in in this in this talk but if you have balance in your body if you have if you don't have insulin resistance then your appetite will tell you how much that you need to eat whereas if you have insulin resistance and nutritional deficiencies and you use food as a drug now you're eating for all.

The wrong reasons and your normal mechanism to judge how much food you need is it off line you can't judge that anymore so the real reason so I hope that helps answer why calories don't matter there's an excellent book by Gary Toubes the called the sugar the case against sugar he's written two too similar books those are excellent so here are the real reasons for stubborn weight number one above all bar none is insulin resistance because insulin is a storage hormone it prevents the utilization of fat stores number two nutritionally deficient food so if you eat something that's nutritionally deficient your body gets stuff in it gets fuel in but then it.

Looks around and it needs all these nutrients it needs the minerals and the vitamins and the cofactors and the final factors it needs all these things to process the food and making your cells but they're not there because you've aged processed foods so now you my says okay I've got some fuel but I didn't get nutrients give me more give me more so you stay hungry because there's nothing useful in the food and when you eat nutritionally deficient food your body degenerates you can't provide the proper building blocks to build new healthy cells number three hypothyroid yet we mentioned that if your thyroid slows down everything slows down it's like the burner and the metabolism the turnover.

Everything slows down and hypothyroid is one of the most diagnosed problems that we have in this country and yet it's one of the most under diagnosed that the way that we check in this office we find that the majority of people have some level of thyroid impairment fourth reason toxicity okay we have a question yes the question is does sea salt contain iodine to help tyroid function yes sea salt has trace amounts of all the minerals now if you are having trouble if you become deficient in iodine sea salt is probably not going to have enough to provide you with the necessary iodine but table salt is not a good source of iodine either because it's a.

Chemical product table salt is pure sodium chloride that means it's been developed it's been processed it's been manufactured for industrial purposes because in industry they need pure sodium chloride they don't want the pollution of all the other trace minerals so they manufacture a pure product that has one mineral and then they add a manufacture form of iodine to it and so now you have two chemicals to manufactured processed product out of their natural context and that's a little bit foreign to the body so yes you want to use a good form of sea salt or you want to use pink salts because they have every trace mineral that there is but that doesn't necessarily mean.

That you get enough of them just from that source so if you're looking for iodine you want to look for a source something like hell something that seaweed or something that came from the ocean that has concentrated the iodine alright next we have toxicity and this is one that a lot of people don't know about that fat cells are it's a safe place to stash things away so your body we've mentioned this before your body is really really does man it takes it knows what's going on it's run by infinite intelligence and if you have a bunch of toxins in the body if they're in the bloodstream then they're circulating through the brain and they're interfering with all kinds of signals.

And processes so if they can stash some of those cells away for temporary storage in a fat cell that means you're cleaning up the blood by by storing the toxins in the fat cells because the fat cells they have a very slow turnover especially if your insulin resistant because then everything is just goes one way into the fat cell and then it kind of sits there until your body is ready to deal with it until your liver is healthy enough to neutralize and convert those toxins which may be never because we live in such a toxic environment and we need so much processed food that the liver may never catch up so in that case that's another reason why the body will not access those fat stores because it.

Doesn't want to become more toxic it doesn't want to release those toxins from the fat cells into the bloodstream and some of the most common toxins are endocrine disruptors so what does that mean it means that most toxins are fat soluble so plastics and pesticides and animal hormones xeno hormones most chemicals are fat soluble and most of our hormones are fat soluble that means that a lot of these chemicals will fit they'll be able to displace your body's own hormones they fit in the same receptor sites so your endocrine system your hormone system can be dysregulated because the chemicals can displace they can push away or take.

The place of your hormones so in some cases it will block a site so that your hormone can't get in there and other cases it will fit into a site and act like the hormone so you could have too little activity or too much activity from an endocrine disruptor so comment Himalayan salt is high in iron ferritin or high so this person they stop taking Himalayan okay and while Himalayan salt has all the different minerals the everything except sodium is in trace amounts so I haven't heard that fact but I would doubt that that would be a significant source but let me know if you have some good information on that and I'll look that.

Up another very common thing that being stashed away is heavy metals because they again they can act as endocrine disruptors and they can do all the same things that that these other toxins do and number five is any other organ system so your thyroid could be low but your thyroid could be low because your pituitary is low and that could be slow because your hypothalamus is out of balance or your thyroid could be slow because your liver is backed up and it's not converting and if your liver is backed up then you could get toxic and so forth and so forth so all of these factors work together and calories is no place on here because if you eat too many calories it is because of something.

Else so what causes the toxicity so we'll do a real quick overview here of course environmental exposure toxic exposure is a source of toxicity what we want to look at it in another way also so your body has certain needs it needs activation it needs fuel it needs good nutrition it means replacement parts and enzymes and cofactors and minerals it needs peace then there are things that interfere the stressors those are like allergies metal toxicity chemical toxicity immune challenges scars EMF they can all dis regulate signals in the body and if you have a need that's not being met that means you're deficient if you have stressors that means you're toxic but what most people don't realize.

Is that deficiency causes toxicity because if we had left back up so what's the normal way of dealing with toxicity does the body have a system to deal with toxicity yes it has a liver it has lungs it has bowel it has kidneys we have normal exit channels to get rid of stuff and liver is the primary one because it's the chemical detoxification it's your cleanup plant but let's say that that liver isn't getting the nutrients that it needs if it has to have certain minerals if it has to have certain amino acid if it has to have certain essential fatty acids that it's not getting now its deficient that liver cell the liver turns the cells turn over so fast that you're replacing the liver.

Somewhere around six to eight weeks but if you don't have enough nutrients then the liver cells aren't going to get a little bit weaker with every replacement with every new generation of liver cells they get a little bit weaker and now a weak liver cell can't do that toxicity the detox that it's supposed to do so now clock system B builds up the liver gets an even harder time and it generates even more and the toxicity builds up so most of these problems over here the stressors is because the body loses the ability to deal with those stressors because of nutritional deficiency and a lot of people think that oh well I eat well I only eat a little bit of bread I.

Eat better than most and I the problem is that as a country as a whole 70% of the calories we eat is white sugar white flour and processed oils so 70% is basically completely devoid of nutrients and the other 30% unfortunately are not so great either because of soil depletion they've they've done some studies where spinach has like 10 or 20% of the the minerals that it had 50 or 100 years ago and there are many similar things that many studies that the food even if we eat the good vegetables because it wasn't grown on a healthy soil that were not really getting the stuff that we need so it's not a question of whether we're deficient.

It's how deficient are we and it's not a question if we're talking its how toxic are we and how well are we keeping up with it so that was a note on on toxicity now every day I hear some medical article or some study that says that obesity is the cause of something obesity causes diabetes obesity causes heart disease obesity causes arthritis and it is so backwards it is just plain wrong obesity never caused anything so let's look at this and this is going to be a scary chart but don't worry I'm just using it as an illustration and I'm gonna summarize it a little bit for you afterwards so if obesity is not the cause then what is well deficiency nutritional.

Deficiencies you know I'll try to read this because I know it's hard to see on some of the screens can you see it on the bigger screen at all kind of ok so blow up the screen if you can the causes are efficiency toxicity hormone imbalance and inflammation those are the causes of disease and degeneration and disease we got some nice little arrows to show you how that works there's gonna be a lot of arrows here but don't know worry I'll talk about it but then we want to ask well if that causes degeneration and disease then what causes deficiency well deficiency is caused by processed foods processed foods without competition and what causes deficiency deficient toxicity is.

Caused by deficiency like we explained on the previous slide and it's caused by toxic exposure well what causes hormone imbalances hormone imbalances are caused primarily by insulin resistance insulin resistance is so powerful hormone that it tends to override and skew every other hormone of the body but it's also caused by toxicity because of endocrine disrupters and emotional stress can also cause hormone imbalances then we go further and we say oh well what causes insulin resistance and insulin is inflammation first so inflammation insulin is very very inflammatory so it may be the primary source of inflammation in the body insulin resistance in turn.

Is caused by processed foods by carbs grains sugar and by sedentary life so when you exercise when you move you change your insulin sensitivity so it's like you have these gates the insulin the it's like a door to get the sugar from the cell from the bloodstream into the cell and insulin is the key that opens this door well when you're sitting still insulin opens the door that much but when you're exercising it opens the door that much so what that means is your insulin becomes ten times more effective when you exercise because the muscles are asking for that blood sugar and you change that whole balance you become more insulin sensitive when you exercise and when you sit still you.

Contribute to that insulin resistance so getting a lot of arrows here but then of course our me so weight gain is caused by deficiency and toxicity and hormone imbalances like we talked about and there is no arrow from weight gain to degeneration and disease and this is what we hear all day long that weight gain causes diabetes weight gain consciousness no it doesn't these disease and weight gain or two coins of two sides of the same thing weight again has the same causes as disease they're parallel they're not one causing the other so how do we deal with waking by getting healthy so when we had waking it's because of deficiency toxicity hormone when we have.

Disease it's because of deficiency toxicity hormone imbalance and inflammation they result in the same things how do we deal with it we fix deficiency by eating real food we handle toxicity by eating real food and limiting our exposure we handle insulin resistance by cutting back on the carbs by exercising by eating whole foods we deal with hormone imbalances and by doing some meditation and so forth so these we need to change our lifestyle and the weight is not the cause of anything the only goal in healthcare is to restore health because symptoms are always a result of something else and if we handle the cause we will take care of the symptom so in response to the to the.

Vitamin D if we fix our digestion if we fix all of these different things then we can absorb vitamin D from the Sun we don't need a whole lot of exposure and in this office we find that a lot of people are deficient in vitamin D but hardly any of them need vitamin D because when we fix something else then the body learns how to produce and how to utilize vitamin D and the same holds true for a lot of different nutrients that if you fix your gut so you absorb nutrients better if you fix your gut so you reduce inflammation all of a sudden a whole lot of stuff gets better you absorb you break down food better now you have more amino acids available you produce enough stomach acid now you.

Can break down food so that's what holism means that everything fits together and you can't pick one thing and say oh this is gonna fix everything because it won't alright so the way that we deal with this in this office is through nutrition response testing and the guy that figured this out he his name was Freddy Yulin and this is based on a technique called applied kinesiology also known as muscle testing soap-like kinesiology has been around since 1964 George good heart who was a chiropractor ingenious he figured out that that the muscle test was a neurological response that you could use to ask the body questions and then hundreds and thousands of people started.

Using this muscle test because it's not a technique Perseids it's a body of knowledge it's it's a tool to acquire a body of knowledge so lots and lots of people worked on this and one of them was Freddy ulam and he was a chiropractor who was in his 40s and he started getting really really sick so he got adjusted and the adjustment would make him feel better and then you go back to this thing but he found that he had to get adjusted more and more and more so for a while he was every month and then it was every two weeks and every week and every couple of days and every day and three times a day and eventually every hour and finally he got adjusted which.

Improves the signaling and the brain's ability to process and cope but eventually the adjustments held for a couple of minutes if at all and as he was getting sicker he he looked at different ways and he found a standard process all food supplements and the principles research by royally managed to keep him alive so he started taking more and more pills and they had a technique where they tested that if the the thyroid needed some support then you took so much of that of a thyroid supplement the heart needed support it took so much of that and the liver needed support so he had 20 different body parts that needed support and he needed 20 pills of for each one so it.

Took 400 pills a day for four years just to stay alive and during this time he was basically bedridden he could get out of bed occasionally just to do a little bit of work and he had some smart people working with him but eventually he figured out the basics of nutrition response testing and the difference was he learned how to identify the stressors he learned to identify if there was a metal or if there was a chemical that was that had – that was bothering the thyroid that had to be removed first so you can support the thyroid and the thyroid gets a little happier but if there's a metal involved that's interfering then you're gonna have to.

Maintain that support that thyroid forever whereas if you help the body get rid of the metal now all of a sudden the thyroid can can take care of itself so after he did that and he learned some techniques it turned out he was heavily heavily metal toxic and it was in his nervous tissue is in every organ not extremely high doses but it was everywhere and was interfering with everything and when it when he learned to very slowly and safely take these metals out of the body within six months he was back to a full work schedule and a more normal like a couple of dozen nutritional pills nutritional supplements so that's how that's how that got.

Started and is there 1cm muscle testing performed should we do a test alright we'll do we'll do a test would you mind coming up here and this is Amanda so this is not a strength test so if you have some questions I'll try to get in a little bit more detail on the muscle test to maybe clarify if some of this is unclear so I'm gonna push on an arm and what I'm contacting is basically the bone and the bone is held up by a muscle and the muscle is controlled by a signal from the brain so we have a passive we have an active and we have a regulating system that all work together to produce some muscle strength so now I push down I'm going to start with just an ounce I'm going to increase very gradually and.

See if I get a solid feeling so match for me and there is a really nice solid response so again passive active and regulating it's not a strength test because I'm stronger than she is so I can't move this arm down but that's not my goal I want to check how well can the brain control that muscle can that brain send a signal to perfectly match that pressure so match for me perfect now move your right leg forward good and match for me again and that will feel for that lock but now there is no law so again there's still some strength here I'm sure that she'd be able to hold a barbell of a couple of pounds even in this position there is some strength some muscle activity.

Generated but she has lost control just lost precision so now when I push there is no exact response there is no solid point so when it's solid we call it a mop when it doesn't hold when it's not solid we call it an unlock so that's a neurological response again it's not a strength test so I could do this on a small and slender person like Amanda or I can do it on a bodybuilder so I might use ten times as much force on the bodybuilder but it's the difference in quality it's not the strength all right so now if we go through and we'll demonstrate a couple of things here just to get a little bit deeper so just like if you hit your patellar tendon and your knee kicks out.

That's a reflex that's a normal response if that doesn't happen your nervous system isn't behaving the way it's supposed to so there are some things that we can check what we know how the body is supposed to behave and one of them is to check if the regulation is open so if I find her belly button and I put my hand there and I and I push and you match now we get an unlock and that's a normal response because this is a form of stress that the body is supposed to notice and if we stress the body then it is processing something so if we put a hand on the belly button and it should be the center of the palm with the fingers together if we do that and there is no change then the body is.

Unable to process that stress it's it's telling us that I already have bigger problems there's something else there's a metal there's a chemical there's an immune challenge there's a scar there's some electric magnetic field radiation or stress and if one of those things is shutting the nervous system down it's not going to notice when I do that so in Amanda's case it was working beautifully the next thing that we want to check is called neurological switching and what switch is your autonomic nervous system the sympathetic and parasympathetic is like a seesaw and when one goes up the other goes down and this is supposed to be handled very specifically very exactly millisecond by millisecond so.

That's not happening if it's stuck then we say that your regulation is blocked if it's not happening the way it's supposed to it's happening too much or even the opposite then we say your regulation is switched and this can be people have confusion dyslexia people who can't tell left from right people who are accident-prone who's sprained ankles or hurt themselves all the time those things mean something they mean that your nervous system isn't processing as precisely as it's supposed to do so the next thing we check is switching so touching the thumb and pinky together and hold and there we have a good lock that's normal this should not make you go weak if it does.

That means that there's a problem try the other hand and and there we have alone so Amanda is not blocked or switched because she's been on a program for a while if we check this and someone is blocked or switch we have to find what is the reason and then we have to get them some nutrients or some homeopathics or some herbs to help the body rid of whatever that stressor is to handle that stressful thank thank you so much did we have any more questions on muscle testing that pretty much cleared it up very good.

So again I'm dr. Stan Ekberg and in this office we have two practitioners and we're all trained the same way the main difference between the nutrients that we use and I don't talk a lot about this online because it's hard to get these products to everybody but up until 1959 nutrition research started in about 1925 early 1900s and back then they were researching whole food and whole food concentrates and food that had certain nutrients in it but then the chemical industry got going in the pharmaceutical industry got going and some were in the 40s and 50s they figured out how to make synthetic vitamins and as soon as they did that they stopped looking at the whole food nutrients and that.

Unfortunately means that all of the research the vast majority of the research done in modern time ever since 1950 has been on synthetic supplements which and some people say that whoa don't use them because they're they're not absorbed as well well they shouldn't be absorbed at all because they're not nutrients they are fractions their crystalline fractions they are antioxidants that were never intended as a nutrient the portion that they extract like ascorbic acid is an antioxidant it is not a nutrient it's an antioxidant that's there to protect the vitamin C complex from oxidation the vitamin C complex is what humans need we don't need the.

Score big acid the plant that grew the vitamin C needed the ascorbic acid to protect it but somewhere along the line we got confused on these things so we said Oh ascorbic acid is is the nutrient and antioxidants is what we need so they forgot all about actual nutrition and they started synthesizing fractions of nutrients and so most of the research that done since then is pretty much useless because in large doses these things can change a symptom but they can't give the volunteer needs so the company that we use primarily is called standard process and they have been around since 1929 and they do whole food nutrients that means they take whole food they remove the water and the fiber.

They process everything the low body temperature so the enzymes and the cofactors and everything that was in the original food is still there and these products are rather unique because there's a lot of glandular extracts so humans used to know that the first part you wanted to eat from an animal was the brain and the heart and the liver and the kidneys and we don't eat those parts anymore so we're missing a lot of the the essential nutrients if you will we humans used to have a good sense of what part of the animal was the most important and now we discard that part so a lot of these supplements have high concentrations of these critical nutrients that we can get some things.

That we're not getting anymore and that's just a small small part and I don't want to sound like an infomercial for standard process but I get so many questions on supplements and it's hard to answer those questions without kind of letting you know was what we do in our office so anything else well there was a interesting statement of iron is what makes Himalayan salt pink okay and then there is another suite on here so what do they do with the houses what the House of Kolor houses in Sweden Linna pink red right could it fire yes yes okay follow the real thing so yes most houses in Sweden used to be red because there was a place in Sweden.

Called fallen where they'd had a copper mine and once they were done with a copper they got a byproduct that was useless until they decided or discovered that you could turn it into house paint so all the houses in Sweden turn turn red and they had a good outlet for that Tim it to me so yeah I got a comment here that the pink color in Himalayan salt comes from iron so that kind of makes sense but again it's a very potent color so it's probably not a very high source of iron but again there there is there is a disease called hemochromatosis that with that your iron builds up you absorb too much there's always a regulation factor you absorb.

And you discard if that gets out of balance your iron can start building up and that's what happens in hemochromatosis and what you measure there is not the iron you measure the ferritin and so at some point in your life every several years I think it's a good for good idea for everybody to not just do the basic bug test but when you have a blood test ask someone to check your fairy tale because what they measure is iron saturation so you have iron in the hemoglobin and they measure that and then sometimes they measure iron saturation like how much iron is is in the blood the serum iron but they hardly ever measure ferritin and serum iron is.

Like your checking account and ferritin is like your long-term savings so most people have most of their iron in the form of ferritin but that's rarely measured and in hemochromatosis the thing that builds up is the ferritin and once that builds really really high then that gets very very toxic and it can cause every one of those degenerative conditions that we talked about the acute solution to that is bloodletting you donate blood there you have just take the blood out thin out the blood the long term solution is to do all the things that we talked about so that you can get those those things back to balance there is a genetic factor so some people basically have to go.

Bloodletting all their life but for a lot of people it is possible to find that balance through lifestyle alterations so drinking alcohols the toxicity could increases alcohol is one form of toxicity they could increase lawyers I suppose anything can cause anything that's where in in medicine they always want to find the one reason you have a symptom they want to find one mechanism one cause they blame it on a virus or a bacteria or something but it doesn't work like that there's like you saw on that chart with all the red arrows anything can cause anything so in the body there's always a thousand different reasons and by addressing the body as a whole you.

Address all those thousands reasons you don't go in and a nitpick and try to figure it out and impose your better knowing on the body you you do the basics and you let the body figure it out that's what holism means so in the case of alcohol alcohol is not I did a video on that recently alcohol is not a poison alcohol is a natural substance it's a result of fermentation but in nature when you ferment soybeans or sauerkraut or yogurt alcohol occurs in very very small amounts when we drink it as vodka or wine or beer we get very very large doses and because it's a large dose it can start putting stress on the body so the liver like we talked about it does about 500 different.

Chemical processes it's involved in virtually every metabolic reaction in the body and if you start giving it a lot of alcohol on a regular basis then you're making it busy with the alcohol instead of handling all this other stuff plus it depletes from B vitamins so it's not a poison but use it in in moderation so thank you so much for your attention that's unless we get some more questions here that's all we had for you today and we're gonna do these streams our plan unless something happens we'll do these every day except Sundays for the month of June this is part of our our community outreach and our topic for tomorrow is the four reasons sugar kills everyone has heard that sugar is bad for.

You and you get fat then you get cavities and you get hyperactive kids and so forth but we're gonna answer if all of that is true and we're gonna give you the mechanisms how is it why is sugar so bad what is the mechanism what does it do what does it disrupt so tune in for tomorrow and that's going to be at 1:00 p.m. for the second half of the month we haven't set the schedule we haven't laid out all the topics for a specific day so if you have topics that you think would suit the bigger audience or something that you'd like to know more about the principles please tell us let us know make a comment send message of some sort and if it if we if it's something we can do and.

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Calories And Weight Loss Explained
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