IDM Community – September 24, 2019

“It’s very unsatisfying to me that there is a disease that is preventable, but we’re not doing anything to prevent it.”

Catch Dr. Fung on Ben Azadi’s Keto Kamp podcast on YouTube.

 

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Megan and Nadia live in Houston!

Event looks at the factors behind obesity, diabetes and other critical issues

IDM’s own Megan Ramos and Nadia Pateguana will be speaking at the Low Carb Houston Conference (October 24 to 26)

Taking place at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Bayou Theater, the event looks at how modern nutrition and sedentary behaviours have contributed to the pandemic of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancers and dementia. Low Carb Houston is a not-for-profit conference devoted to objectively discussing and translating research evidence and clinical experience related to a low-carbohydrate high-fat (LCHF) lifestyle (ketogenic diet).

The 2nd Annual LCH Conference, hosted by the Exercise and Nutritional Health Institute (ENHI) at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, will address the contribution of nutrition and obesity to chronic disease. Organized by Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Nadir Ali, Low Carb Houston is a transformational experience welcoming community members as well as medical doctors, nurses, scientists, public policy makers and other allied health practitioners.

For more info, visit: www.uhcl.edu/low-carb-houston/


Celebrating non-scale victories!

IDM’s Nadia Pateguana considers NSV (non-scale victories) when it comes to Low Carb and IF

Acronyms, for many are a pet-peeve (as there are many to learn and always more showing up). But, NSV (non-scale victory) seems to be everyone’s favourite!

Even when that darn scale doesn’t seem to reflect your efforts and how good you feel, you’ll likely discover a new NSV every single day of your IF and Real Food journey.

Consider:

  • fewer meds
  • better blood work (blood sugars, lipids, etc.)
  • improved blood pressure
  • improved digestion/food intolerances
  • reduction asthma/seasonal allergies
  • better mood
  • higher libido
  • less pain and inflammation (arthritis improved)
  • migraines reduced
  • more energy
  • better body composition (less body fat, higher lean-tissue muscle and bone)
  • more time to do other things
  • cheaper grocery shopping
  • better skin
  • improved fertility (“miracle” babies)
  • more regular menstruation
  • less PMS
  • new clothes
  • better sleep/improvement sleep apnea
  • better organs (no more fatty liver!)
  • being able to do things you couldn’t before, like going on amusement park rides, fitting in a single airplane seat, rock climbing, going for a walk, competing in a race, wearing your wedding ring again, getting into and out of a chair, etc.
  • wearing clothes you would never think of before (for some it’s wearing jeans…)
  • crossing your legs!

For most of us, the list goes on and on.

So, if the scale isn’t being your “friend,” throw it out, as Megan says, and make a daily list of all your NSVs to keep you motivated and congratulate yourself every step of the way!


Heart-healthy vs. non heart-healthy fats

Natural vs. man-made

Not all fats are created equal – and it usually comes down to who created them. When it comes to adding healthy fats into your diet, think natural.

Want to learn more about the how and why about food, fasting and better health? Check out The Longevity Solution, the newest book from Dr. Jason Fung and Dr. James J. DiNicolantonio – now available at Amazon.

And the audio book is now available, too!


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