You may want to check out the book by our graduate, Diane Sanfilippo, PRACTICAL PALEO. The 30 day menu plans and fairly easy recipes are a great combination for someone wanting to improve their diet. The Mountain Dew could be a stand-in for poor blood sugar control as well as sleep debt. In order to lose the weight without exercise (a tough one but possible), he will need to reduce his stress. Stabilizing his sleep/wake cycle and eat/fast cycle will go a long way toward doing that because his adrenals (more accurately the HPA axis) would be more easily able to predict cortisol release and support his energy more predictably. You can craft some ways for him to ease into and out of his graveyard shift work nights so his body is less stressed.
Atkins can work for people who have toxicity because making energy from carbohydrates can be impaired due to environmental pollutants like benzene, toluene, styrene, and mercury. Mark Schauss speaks to this here: http://www.markschauss.com/tag/toxicity/ and his is book on toxins.
That said, the Atkins diet in its latest incarnation relies heavily on supplements to meet nutritional needs. I suggest doubling (or tripling) the vegetable portions in Diane's book to help both the protein digestion and provide good antioxidant support.
Hope this will help.
« Last post by Nori on January 19, 2016, 11:22:48 AM »
That was most useful! Thanks, Anasuya. Not sure I agree that <4 amalgams would not be problematic, especially when the person is a poor detoxifier. I shared the link with our local acupuncture clinic in case they have some patients coming for help.
« Last post by lmburnside on January 19, 2016, 11:17:08 AM »
Hi! I too am looking to start at Bauman in Fall 2016 at the Boulder location. I'd definitely be interested in exploring roommate and housing options in either Denver or Boulder locations. Also looking to move to the area in late summer/early fall. Are you already enrolled? Would love to chat!
« Last post by lherman3 on January 18, 2016, 07:59:35 PM »
I am starting the Natural Chef program in March 2016. I am looking for a place to live through August. I am clean, friendly, and am very social. I would love to find a roommate where we can cook and enjoy all the Bay Area has to offer!
« Last post by tarilynnn047 on January 18, 2016, 08:51:31 AM »
I have a family member asking for help for her husband. He feels Atkins is the only way he can lose weight. He loves the quick weight loss he is seeing on that plan. He is about 400 pounds and has no desire to exercise and not willing to completely give up Mountain Dew. He works some graveyard shifts (7/month) and feels he needs his 2 Liters on those nights to keep him awake. I am looking for suggestions on how to transition him off Atkins but still help him lose weight as well as ideas to keep him awake without the soda/caffeine. If anyone has suggestions, I would really appreciate it. Still learning....Thank you!
« Last post by anasuya on January 17, 2016, 07:46:51 PM »
This is a presentation by a naturopath that has suggestions for ET including diet, herbs, acupuncture.
I hope this is helpful. Perhaps you can show it to your father.
I have a CranioSacral therapy client who is doing heavy metal chelation under the supervision of an ND (lead/mercury).
« Last post by DianeF on January 17, 2016, 06:05:39 PM »
As a little teaser from the article: School meals in other countries fascinate us because they reflect a society’s true food culture, as well as its regard for its children. Here in America, schools are doing the best they can to meet the nutritional needs of millions of children every day, but unfortunately our society is unwilling to do what it takes to truly feed them well.
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« Last post by Nataliya Bryantsev on January 13, 2016, 02:20:56 PM »
Another recipe: Savory Spice of Life from Flavors of Health Cookbook by Ed Bauman and Lizette Marx.
It incorporates different booster foods: dulse (seaweed), spices, nutritional yeast, herbs and tastes great sprinkled on any savory dishes such as soups, stews, or salads.
4 Tbs nutritional yeast
2 Tbs dulse flakes
1 Tbs granulated garlic
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried dill
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Mix all ingredients together until well combined. As an option, you can add 1/8 tsp of Himalayan salt. Store in a glass container in the refrigerator.
Let us know which recipe you tried.
Does anyone know of a good allergist or allergy specialist in the Los Angeles area? Any resources would be much appreciated!