Obesity is a problem to various degrees in all industrialized nations and, in partivular, the United States. Obesity has various causes and combinations of causes; obesity is not a simple problem. Rendered down to its simplest terms obesity is consuming and storing more calories than you are using. Starvation only complicates the correction of the problem as a starving body will shut of calorie consumption as an energy consevation move; to avoid this maneuver, be sure to consume at least 1,000 calories per day ( a gradual but permanent loss of pounds and inches will occur). Moderate exercise in the form of walking, tennis, golf, swimming and/ or low impact aerobics is adequate; don’t forget the base line nutritional supplementation becomes critical when you are on a restricted diet. In fact 90% of obese people over eat and binge empty calorie diets result in “pica” – a nibbling behavior caused by the bodies search for trace minerals! (Use colloidal minerals)! Test for food allergies with the pulse test and do a six-hour glucose tolerance test to determine if you have hypoglycemia or diabetes ( remember a sible fasting blood glucose test will miss 99.9% of all hypoglycemics and 85% of all diabetics). “Treatment” of obesity is, in fact a change in life style and habits requiring as complete a commitment as that required to stop smoking. Avoid offending food allergens, avoid sugar in all forms ( i.e., solids as well as liquids), avoid caffeine ( caffeine lowers blood sugar and makes you hungry!!!), avoid carbonated soft drinks ( even the one calorie varieties are loaded with phosphates which will cause osteoporosis over the long haul – you are already on a restricted diet, don’t compromise your mineral status any further); drink filtered spring water ( distilled water is “hungry” water and will demineralize your bones over a long period of usage), drink 8-10 glasses of water each day (40% of your water normally comes from food – it only makes sense if you restrict your food, you will also restrict water unless you make a conscious effort to drink enought) as “compulsive” trips to the refrigerator are most often subliminal searches for water ( especially right after meals), use special salts to flavor meals ( potassium salt with kelp is excellent), DO NOT SKIP MEALS, make breakfast your largest most complete meal, lunch should be a moderate meal with animal protein and dinner should be a light “soup and salad, ” take salmon oil at 5 gm t.i.d. with meals, flaxseed oil at one tbsp. b.i.d., two heaping tbsp. of nutritional fiber in an eight ounce glass of water before bed, glucomannan at 1 gm in eight ounces of water one hour before meals, betaine HCI and pancreatic enzyms at 75-200 mg t.i.d 15 minutes before meals and take thyroid starting at 1-3 grains ( too much will make you a little jittery and increase your heart rate as much as 10-20 beats/ minute – adjust up or down in dosage as needed – if you get above six grains before you OD on thyroid, you have celiac disease type because of your intestine – do pulse test and avoid allergens!!!), take herbal laxatives and/ or herbal diuretic teas as necessary, subliminal weight loss tapes can be very helpful (especially at the beginning). THIS PROGRAM IS VERY COMPLEX TO BEGIN WITH -CHANGE ALL OF THE FOOD IN YOUR HOUSE- AFTER YOU REACH YOUR WEIGHT GOALS, YOU CAN SIMPLIFY YOUR WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM. EAT ALL ORGANIC!
Written by Dr. Wallach, mostly