Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health

The Grow Youthful Diet

Standard American / modern Western diet

What is a diet for perfect health at any age?

Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates

Avoid oils made from grains and legumes

Value saturated fats

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References

Standard American / modern Western diet

The standard American diet is based around processed foods and drinks. These modern Western-style foods are sold in supermarkets, convenience stores, take-aways and fast food outlets. They are convenient, attractively packaged, potently flavoured, sweet and addictive, and apparently affordable. These packaged foods are also highly toxic and deficient in micronutrients. They cause both malnutrition and a wide variety of severe and debilitating diseases.

What is a diet for perfect health at any age?

A diet for total, complete health is:

In summary, the modern Western diet / standard American diet that most people who live in every city around the world have to consume is: highly toxic; lacks most important micro-nutrients; encourages and feeds nasty infections throughout the body; and causes all sorts of unpleasant digestive problems.

Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates

The modern Western diet is sweet. Sugar (especially fructose) is added to almost every processed food and drink.

As explained above, sugar is just empty calories. Only the pathogens that infect your body thrive on the sugar that you consume.

Sugar is a very recent addition to the human diet, only in the last century or so. Before that, very few people could afford sweet foods. Before refined sugar, heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes and many other degenerative diseases that are common today, were almost unheard of. Eliminating sugar from your diet results in rapid changes to blood pressure, blood triglycerides, insulin response and numerous other health markers. (3)

Refined carbohydrates are similar to sugar in their effect on your body. White flour and even whole grain flour are relatively recent additions to the human diet, with disastrous effects. Best to avoid all grains (particularly wheat), and everything made from them (flour and everything made with flour).

Avoid oils made from grains and legumes

I introduced above how grains and legumes are toxic. The oils that are extracted from them are even more poisonous. Avoid these polyunsaturated fats. (1,2) They are the golden vegetable oils lined up in your supermarket. They include canola, corn, cottonseed, flax seed, grape seed, mustard seed, peanut, safflower, sesame, (all seed oils), soy and sunflower oils. Most of these oils are produced in factories using chemical solvents, high temperatures and/or pressures, and various chemical techniques to de-odourise and make them more attractive to their unsuspecting consumers.

These oils did not exist prior to being invented, mostly in the last hundred years. They are toxic and also hard-to-digest, often causing indigestion / weak digestion. They are also responsible for a wide variety of modern degenerative diseases, particularly cancers, macular degeneration and diseases based around hormonal upsets (particularly estrogen).

Value saturated fats

Our early ancestors treasured animal fats, as do most hunter gatherers and untouched tribal or "primitive" people around the world today, those who have not yet been exposed to modern Western foods. So the diet recommended in Grow Youthful is based around saturated fats, which are healthy, delicious, and do NOT cause heart disease or make you fat (just the opposite - when used properly they help you to stay slim).

Coconut oil, butter, ghee, cream, tallow, lard, palm oil, goose and other poultry fats are all body and brain-friendly and may be used to heal depression and many diseases.

Natural saturated fats:

You cannot enjoy good mental and physical health without abundant saturated fats and plenty of cholesterol. (1,2)

This is exactly the opposite of what you hear on TV and from many old fashioned doctors. However, there are MANY scientific research studies that show that saturated fats are essential and healthful. Grow Youthful explains why the above diet is so effective, exactly what to do, and also gives you plenty of details and links to scientific research studies.

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References

1. Siri-Tarino PW et al. Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2010 Mar;91(3):535-46.

2. Yamagishi K et al. Dietary intake of saturated fatty acids and mortality from cardiovascular disease in Japanese: the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study for Evaluation of Cancer Risk Study. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2010 Oct;92(4):759-65.

3. Robert H. Lustig, Kathleen Mulligan, Susan M. Noworolski, Viva W. Tai, Michael J. Wen, Ayca Erkin-Cakmak, Alejandro Gugliucci, Jean-Marc Schwarz. Isocaloric fructose restriction and metabolic improvement in children with obesity and metabolic syndrome. Obesity. Article first published online: 26 OCT 2015. DOI: 10.1002/oby.21371.