Ultrametabolism: Ch. 15 Love Your Liver, Cleansing Yourself of Toxic Chemicals

Ultrametabolism, Chapter 15
Love Your Liver-
Cleansing Yourself of Toxic Weight

Matthew 10:8 “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!” Tell about missionary nurses who were killed in One Year Book of CHRISTIAN HISTORY.


Streams In the Desert for April 26

“I even reckon all things as pure loss because of the priceless privilege of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”(Phil. 3:8.) (Weymouth.)

SHINING is always costly. Light comes only at the cost of that which produces it. An unlit candle does no shining. Burning must come before shining. We can-not be of great use to others without cost to ourselves. Burning suggests suffering. We shrink from pain.

We are apt to feel that we are doing the greatest good in the world when we are strong, and able for active duty, and when the heart and hands are full of kindly service.

When we are called aside and can only suffer; when we are sick; when we are consumed with pain; when all our activities have been dropped, we feel that we are no longer of use, that we are not doing anything.

But, if we are patient and submissive, it is almost certain that we are a greater blessing to the world in our time of suffering and pain than we were in the days when we thought we were doing the most of our work. We are burning now, and shining because we are burning. — Evening Thoughts.

“The glory of tomorrow is rooted in the drudgery of today.”

Many want the glory without the cross, the shining without the burning, but crucifixion comes before coronation.

Have you heard the tale of the aloe plant, Away in the sunny clime? By humble growth of a hundred years, It reaches its blooming time; And then a wondrous bud at its crown, Breaks into a thousand flowers; This floral queen, in its blooming seen, Is the pride of the tropical bowers, But the plant to the flower is sacrifice, For it blooms but once, and it dies.

Have you further heard of the aloe plant, That grows in the sunny clime; How every one of its thousand flowers, As they drop in the blooming time, Is an infant plant that fastens its roots, In the place where it falls on the ground, And as fast as they drop from the dying stem, Grow lively and lovely around? By dying, it liveth a thousand-fold, In the young that spring from the death of the old.

Have you heard the tale of the pelican, The Arabs’ Gimel el Bahr, That lives in the African solitudes, Where the birds that live lonely are? Have you heard how it loves its tender young, And cares and toils for their good, It brings them water from mountain far, And fishes the seas for their food. In famine it feeds them─what love can devise! The blood of its bosom─and, feeding when, dies.

Have you heard this tale─the best of them all─ The tale of the Holy and True, He dies, but His life, in untold souls, Lives on in the world anew; His seed prevails, and is filling the earth, As the stars fill the sky above. He taught us to yield up the love of life, For the sake of the life of love. His death is our life, His loss is our gain; The joy for the tear, the peace for the pain. ─Selected.

Ultrametabolism: Ch. 15 Toxins and Obesity: A Missing Link?

Our example in the book was a truck driver who had hepatitis C from a sexual encounter (a sad consequence of sin, my addition). He drank, smoked, his diet was typical of a hardworking middle class man: eggs and sausage, doughnuts, meat sandwiches, pepperoni pizza, steak and wine, bread, potatoes, and pasta, veggies, occasionally.
Before Dr. Hyman saw him, he had stopped smoking and drinking a year before, and his liver function and fatigued had gotten much worse. He was very stressed from losing his wife and his job, was on injections of interferon, latest medical treatment for hepatitis, but his white blood cell count was still high. His blood pressure, blood sugar, and triglycerides were on the rise.
He went to one of Dr. Hyman’s workshops called “Detox for Life,” (www.ultrametabolism.com/detox), and was ready for a change. He was worried, his liver was scarring, things were starting to fail, and he was gaining weight around the middle. He had inflammation in his liver from the chronic hepatitis infection, and he also had a fatty liver from all the refined carbs and junk food he consumed.

Joe was toxic, years of smoking, drinking, and poor eating had poisoned his body, especially his liver. After five days on the detox program, eating a simple diet of vegetables, rice, beans, a detoxifying rice protein shake, a few herbs for the liver, and fiber to clean out the gut, along with saunas, and rest, he felt much better than he had in years.

Dr. Hyman advised him to change his diet to control his insulin and blood sugar, and recommended that he introduce some special foods such as broccoli, garlic, dandelion greens and artichokes, to boost his detoxification system and protect his liver. Dr. Hyman added some N-acetylcysteine (NAC) , alpha-lipoic acid, and selenium, and milk thistle to further support his fatty liver.

After three months, he felt better, his weight had dropped by more than 20 pds, and his viral counts were lower than they had been in years. Even with a compromised liver, healing can occur.

I kind of feel like this guy’s story is similar to mine….i never had hep. C, but I sure was exposed to secondhand smoke growing up, along with pesticides sprayed on cotton fields, numerous antibiotics, a powerful anti inflammatory drug in my adulthood to control fibromyalgia pain (now I know from toxins), chlorine from working inside as a lifeguard, etc. Several years ago, when I was barely able to walk because of toxins and allergic reactions, I had a liver test that showed my liver enzymes were elevated…that was the ONLY test on conventional tests that indicated anything was wrong with me.

Although I have done many detox methods through the years, and about killed myself quiet honestly before i was under a doctor’s supervision, it was only last fall that I did an intensive liver detox under my doctor’s supervision. It wasn’t easy, and though I struggled, I improved and was able to progress to the heavy metal detox. The same herbs and supplements Dr. Hyman recommends were those my doc recommends. I am very thankful my body tolerated the supplements for the detox. Dr. Soto is very careful about detoxing period before the gut is healed, so I don’t recommend going out and buying these supplements to detox your liver before you make sure your gut is in a good place. Otherwise it can make you very, very sick, and that has happened to me too, a couple of years ago, when I tried to detox intensively without making the right preparations to my gut beforehand…let’s just say, I crashed and burned, and it was very, very uncomfortable.  I did years ago too, trying to detox on my on.

This topic is near and dear to my heart because this is where I am walking…as I have sought the keys to my complete healing for the past several years, I definitely feel this is a “biggie.” First you have to heal the gut, then the liver. I have gradually gained 40-50 pds even though I have been doing a sauna detox since 1999. I knew there was something that wasn’t right, because I have been eating healthy foods for a long time and was still unable to lose weight.

Environmental Toxins Cause Weight Gain
Toxins within our bodies and from our environment both contribute to obesity. Getting rid of toxins and boosting our natural detox system are essential components of long-term weight loss and a healthy metabolism.

How Well is Your Detox System Working?
Are you constipated
Do you urinate small amounts of dark, strong-smelling urine only a few times a day?
Do you rarely break into a real sweat?
Do you have one or more of the following symptoms: fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, concentration, or memory problems?
Do you have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?
Do you drink tap or well water?
Do you have your clothes dry cleaned?
Do you work or live in a “tight” building with poor ventilation or windows that don’t open?
Do you live in a large urban or industrial area?
Do you use household or lawn and garden chemicals or have your house or apartment treated for bugs by an exterminator?
Do you have more than one or two mercury amalgams (“silver” fillings)?

Do you eat large fish (swordfish, tuna, shark, tile fish ) more than once a week?
Are you bothered by one or more of the following: gasoline or diesel fumes, perfumes, new-car smells, fabric stores, dry cleaning, hair spray or other strong odors, soaps, detergents, tobacco smoke, or chlorinated water?
Do you have a negative reaction when you consume foods containing garlic or onions, MSG, sulfite’s, (found in wine, salad bars, dried fruit) sodium benzoate (a preservative) red wine, cheese, bananas, chocolate or small amount of alcohol? I am definitely not endorsing drinking…just sharing what might be a helpful symptom from Dr. Hyman to help you see if your liver is toxic
When you drink coffee or other substances containing caffeine, do you feel wired, have increased aches in muscles and joints, or have hypoglycemic symptoms (anxiety, palpitations, sweating, and dizziness)?
Do you regularly consume any of the following substances or medications: acetaminophen (Tylenol), acid-blocking drugs (Tagamet, Zantac, Pepcid, Prilosec, Prevacid), hormone modulating medications in pills, patches or creams (the birth control pill, estrogen, progesterone, prostate medication), ibuprofen or naproxen, medications for colitis or Crohn’s disease, medications for recurrent headaches, allergy symptoms, nausea, diarrhea, or indigestion?
Have you had jaundice (turned yellow), or have you been told you have Gilbert’s syndrome( an elevation of a liver test for bilirubin)?
Do you have a history of any of the following conditions: breast cancer, smoking-induced lung cancer or other type of cancer, prostate problems, food allergies, sensitivities, or intolerances.
Do you have a family history of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or other motor neuron diseases or multiple sclerosis?

If you answered yet to the questions above or most of them…you are toxic and you need to detox under a doctors supervision.

Living in a Sea of Toxins: The Problem

Smoke Stack

Since the turn of the twentieth century, 80,000 new chemicals have been introduced and most have never been tested for safety. Every single person and animal on the planet contains residues of toxic chemicals or metals in its tissues. Chemical toxins move quickly from your blood into storage sites-mostly fat tissue, organs, and bones-so blood or urine levels severely underestimate our total toxic load.

A study based in Michigan found DDT in 70 percent of 4 year olds, even though DDT has been outlawed since 1972. Where were these children exposed to DDT? Probably through their mother’s breast milk (a good reason, Mother’s to detox at least a year before your try to get pregnant is what Dr. Sherry Rogers recommends Dr. Rogers says that in a babies umbilical cord at birth, are found over 200 chemicals!…Another great reason to detox a year before getting pregnant). How did the Mom’s get the DDT?

Many of the countries around the world we buy our produce from uses DDT on their products. Many of these chemicals are stored in fat tissue, making animal products concentrated sources. One hundred percent of beef is contaminated with DDT, as are 93 percent of processed cheese, hot dogs, bologna, turkey, and ice cream, because the soil still contains residues of the pesticide long ago banned. Our house sits where there used to be strawberry fields…I’ve often wondered about the chemicals in our soil.


We are all stewing in this toxic soup and it is playing a major role in the current obesity epidemic and all the other health challenges in this country.

What Are Toxins and Where Do They Come From?


Toxins are poisons that contaminate our bodies in one way or the other. They can come from our normal bodily functions…those we eliminate through our kidneys-urine, and liver and stool-our bile.
When our liver or kidneys fail, we don’t cope well with these toxins. In that last 100 years we have been burdened with an unprecedented number of toxins, and the total load of all toxins-pesticides, industrial chemicals, mercury, and more has exceeded our bodies’ ability to get rid of the, leading to illness. It also leads to metabolic problems that promote weight gain and prevents weight loss.

Where do these toxins come from?
1) Environmental -(external toxins)
2) Our own gut (internal toxins). The by products of our metabolism (internal toxins) need to be processed.
All of them put stress on our liver.

External Toxins include chemical toxins and heavy metals. The heavy metals that cause the most ill health are lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, and aluminum. The chemical culprits include toxic chemicals and volatile organic compounds, (VOC’s), solvents (cleaning materials, formaldehyde, toluene, benzene), drugs, alcohol, pesticides, herbicides, and food additives. Certain medications,Dr. Sherry Rogers would say all meds , have toxic effects,. Our liver has to process them and they deplete the body of glutathione which takes the chemicals out of us, along with other nutrients. Medications can cause weight gain, (along with many other effects), and be considered external toxins. Psychotropic meds, in particular MAO inhibitors, lithium, valproate, Remeron, Clozaril, zyprexa, and some selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil, have all been shown to promote weight gain through various mechanisms, according to Dr. Hyman. (My note-this book focuses on weight gain, but some of these drugs can cause suicidal thoughts, violent behavior, and other bad effects. You are so blessed to find a doctor who will help you get to the root of the problem instead of treating the symptoms with a drug that can cause more problems.)


Drugs can affect our weight, along with other foreign chemicals, such as plastics that are endocrine disruptors. Dr. Rogers contributes a lot of the weight gain in Americans is due to plastics, the number one toxin in our body. Dr. Hyman addresses this as he says these hormone disruptors such as plastics, “interfere with our normal hormone balance, including sex hormones, which may lead to early puberty in girls and increase in hormonal disorders affecting many of the major weight control hormones beside the thyroid including estrogen, testosterone, cortisol, insulin, growth hormone and leptin.
Don’t drink water out of plastic, buy food as much as possible, without plastic. It’s really crazy…even good organic food is packaged in plastic, along with grass feed beef, etc. If you can find a place that still uses paper to package meat, that might be a better option, but that has it’s own set of chemicals, bleach, dioxins, etc.

Plastic Water Bottle

Internal toxins include microbial compounds (from bacteria, yeast, or other organisms) and the by-products of normal protein metabolism (such as urea and ammonia). Bacteria and yeast in the gut also produce waste products, metabolic products, and cellular debris that can interfere with many body functions. These toxic elements can lead to increased inflammation and oxidative stress (rust). These bacteria produce endotoxins , toxic amines, toxic derivatives of bile, and various carcinogenic substances, such as putrescine and cadaverine (you can imagine why they have such names.

All these toxins affect your ability to lose weight….not to mention a world of other health challenges. Our total toxic load can frustrate attempts at weight loss by impairing two key metabolic organs-the liver and the thyroid-and by damaging our energy-burning factories-the mitochondria.


Toxins interfere with many aspects of metabolism, including reducing thyroid hormone levels and increasing excretion of thyroid hormones by the liver. Toxins also compete with thyroid hormones by blocking the thyroid receptors and by vying for thyroid transport proteins, so the thyroid hormones have no way of getting to their site of action in the first place (like stealing your car).

Bottom line: pesticides and other industrial toxins PCB’s -(by the way, butter has the largest amount of PCB’s according to some info Dr. Soto shared at the “Detoxify or Die,” seminar last week. Hopefully, grass fed butter doesn’t have as much) lower thyroid hormone levels, interfere with their function, and consequently slow metabolic functioning.
You don’t want to lose a lot of weight without detoxing properly. Otherwise the pesticides and chemicals stored in the fat can go to your thyroid and liver and slow your metabolism and cause other problems. In one study Dr. Hyman quotes, the increase of toxins during weight loss in men inhibited normal mitochondrial function and reduced their ability to burn calories, retarding further weight loss, suggestion that toxins affect thyroid levels, damage mitochondria and reduce the ability to burn fat and calories. All of these actions cause both weight gain and resistance to weight loss.

So toxins
directly lower thyroid hormone levels
break down your mitochondria
disturb your metabolic rate
inhibit fat burning
damage the mechanisms by which hormonal signals control your appetite and eating behavior. Leptin is the hormone that tells your brain you are full. Toxins (heavy metals such as mercury or chemical toxins) block these signals.
Over time your brain comes resistant to the effects of leptin, and your are hungry all the time. Exposure to toxins can increase your appetite
Share my painful story of how this happened to me after our house was last sprayed with pesticides….

In additions, toxins interfere with our stress response (our autonomic nervous system) and alter the normal circadian rhythms that control our eating behaviors.

Fatty Liver -The Cause or Effect of Weight Gain?

Fatty Liver
Too many toxins in your body cause: fatty liver. The more problems you have with your liver, the harder it is to process toxins. Fatty liver is the most common liver disease in America, affecting 20 percent of the population. It is caused by the most abundant toxin in our diet : sugar. Increases in sugar or refined carbs increases insulin and insulin resistance, which leads to an accumulation of fat in your liver cells. Increased fat in your liver cells is produced by eating too much sugar, refined carbs and high fructose corn syrup, which causes insulin resistance. Dr. Hyman says some of his patients have developed cirrhosis of the liver from sugar alone!

A fatty liver produces more inflammatory molecules and free radicals and leads to even more mitochondrial damage. Full of fat and inflammation, the liver can no longer protect you from the damaging effects of other environmental toxins which leads to even further damage.

Your Ability to Detoxify: How Your Genes Control Your Detox System

The effect of toxins on anyone is determined in part by the genetics of that person’s detox system. Some people can mobilize and eliminate toxins well; others have more difficulty…that would be me (my note). Getting rid of heavy metals is important. It depends on specific proteins and enzymes that bind to the metals and transport them out of the cells. Even if you are genetically predisposed to problems with detoxification, there are things you can do to cleanse your body of these terrible materials and limit their effects on us. So glad to know these things, and so thankful for my doctors teaching me these things to help me.

Priming Your Detoxification System: Keeping Yourself Clean and Thin

Block your metabolism
Interfere with your weight control mechanisms
Disrupt your hormones
Damage your mitochondria (energy pack of your cells)
Increase inflammation and oxidative stress
Lower Your Thyroid Hormones
Negatively affect your circadian rhythms of eating
Affect Your Autonomic Nervous System

Yes, I have had all the above and more…and we are continuing to work to reverse this…I’m presently undergoing a heavy metal detox under the supervision of my doctors, and continuing to take supplements to detox my liver, replace nutrients, etc.

This is part of the GOOD News: By making some simple lifestyle choices, we can all reduce our exposure to toxins and dramatically increase our ability to mobilize and get rid of stored toxins. In his book, Ultraprevention, http://www.ultrametabolism.com/ultraprevention and The Detox Book, Dr. Hyman review this system in more detail.

EVEN if you are genetically predisposed to have problems with detoxification, you can improve your detoxification system by the following recommendations.

Step 1 Minimize your exposure to toxins.
Avoid toxins as much as you can. While toxins are everywhere, you can cut down your exposure. The two most important are eating organic food as much as possible, and drinking clean filtered water.

Eat organic food. Eat food and animal products raised without the use of petrochemical pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and antibiotics. Farmers markets (Greene St. at the Nativity opens this Thursday!) Beyond Organics,www.beyondorganics.com, Publix, raise your own garden and meats…some of the many choices we have for organic food. Goosepond Farms and Dixon Family Meats raise Grassfeed Beef, Goosepond Farms http://www.raisedonpasture.com/ has chickens, lamb, pork and turkey’s, and the pastures are treated by natural fertilizers to make the soil and grasses rich and healthy.
Drink filtered Water-reverse osmosis and carbon filters are the best systems for detoxifying your water.

Use air filters- My doctor, Katherine Henry in Richardson, Tx sold us two that I really like…it knocks out smells quickly, is small and doesn’t take up much room,you can travel easily with it, and it’s quiet. It’s called the GT 3000 by Green Tec and she had the best prices when we bought ours. You can purchase those from her by calling 1972-234-4777. Another friend sells the Austin Air filters recommended by Dr. William Rea, at the Environmental Health Clinic and I like those too. They are a little bulkier, but they do a great job also. You can contact Alison Walton at 1-405-562-0635 for more information about those.Hepa/ULPA filters and ionizers can be helpful in reducing dust, molds, volatile organic compounds, and others sources of indoor air pollution. I turn my up on days the neighbors are spraying their lawns with chemicals, cause those pesticides come into our homes and poison us, see “Poison in the Grass,” http://www.cqs.com/elawn.htm .

Clean and monitor your heating systems-eliminate the release of carbon monoxide, the most common cause of death by poisoning in America

Keep Houseplants-They help filter the air.

Air out your dry cleaning -(me, I don’t recommend it) but if you do, air it out after you bring it home, before wearing it.
Avoid excess exposure to environmental petrochemicals-including garden chemicals, dry cleaning fumes, car exhaust, chap stick, mineral oil, and secondhand smoke, which contains a ton of chemicals and heavy metals (my addition) http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/cessation Does tobacco smoke contain harmful chemicals?
Yes. Tobacco smoke contains chemicals that are harmful to both smokers and nonsmokers. Breathing even a little tobacco smoke can be harmful (1–3).
Of the more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 250 are known to be harmful, including hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, and ammonia (1, 4).
Among the 250 known harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 69 can cause cancer. These cancer-causing chemicals include the following (1, 4):
Beryllium (a toxic metal)
1,3–Butadiene (a hazardous gas)
Cadmium (a toxic metal)
Chromium (a metallic element)
Ethylene oxide
Nickel (a metallic element)
Polonium-210 (a radioactive chemical element)
Vinyl chloride
Other toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke are suspected to cause cancer, including the following (3):
Reduce or eliminate the use of toxic household and personal care products. Underarm deodorant, antacids, and pots and pans containing aluminum are good examples. See http://www.ewg.org for dangers that lurk in common household cleaners, and personal care products. See also, http://www.everydayexposures.com for common household exposures.

Remove allergens and dust.
Minimize electromagnetic radiation -from radios, TV’s, microwaves, wifi…Dr. Soto keeps talking about how dangerous wifi is for us. Dr. Henry warned me about the radiation from our computers.

Reduce ionizing radiation-don’t overdo sun exposure or medical tests such as x rays.
Reduce exposure to heavy metals-cigarette smoke, predatory fish (tuna, swordfish, shark, tile fish, sea bass) river fish, water, lead paint, vaccines, “silver” fillings, the air we breathe. Check out Dr. David Jernigan’s FB page…about heavy metals. Very informative info about how to detox heavy metals and where they come from… Dr. Rodney Soto in our area is very careful to make sure your gut is healed and liver is detoxed before starting heavy metal detox…www.holisticalabama.com. Don’t try to detox heavy metals without a doctor’s supervision…you can get into real trouble. Been there, done that, got the T shirt and it was painful:)…for several months.

Avoid cooking with Teflon-coated pans
Have one to two bowel movements a day.
Drink six to eight glasses of water a day.
Exercise regularly. Lymphatic massage can improve lymph massage can improve lymph flow and help flush toxins out of your tissues into your circulation so they can be detoxified.

Step 2: Sweat it Out and Sweat It Off:

When I first went to the Environmental Health Clinic in Dallas, http://www.ehcd.com several years ago, I (mitzi) was introduced to using the sauna to remove toxins from our bodies. That is a big part of Dr. Rea’s protocol for bringing healing to his patients. Sauna therapy is amazing but you have to be careful as it releases toxins in your blood stream and you can become overloaded, and you have to replace the nutrients you are sweating out…please do these things only under a doctor’s supervision, who is trained in working with detox.

Eating all the right foods, taking the right supplements and minimizing your exposure to toxins are all good ideas, but how can you prevent stored fat toxins from harming you as you lose weight? Take a sauna. It helps to balance the autonomic nervous system, reduce stress, lowers your blood sugar level, helps you burn calories, helps to excrete pesticides and heavy metals through your skin.

Dr. Rea, used the sauna to detoxify all kinds of chemicals and heavy metals in all of his patients, except those who were too sick to use the sauna…they had to get stronger before they could tolerate the toxic effects of the chemicals coming out of the fat, into the bloodstream, and excreted through the kidneys and bowels. Dr. Hyman refers to workers involved in Ground Zero after 9/11 detoxing in sauna’s…some of those were Dr. Rea’s and Dr. Henry’s patients out in Dallas. Dr. Sherry Rogers, “Detoxify or Die,” http://www.prestige publishing.com and Dr. Jernigan below, recommend the same type of sauna, and most Dr.’s now days recommend the far infrared sauna’s over the conventional one.

Far Infrared Sauna

Weight loss is inhibited when you have high levels of toxins, in part because toxins block thyroid function. When you get rid of these, you keep your metabolism going faster. Sauna therapy helps you release the toxins through your skin as you sweat and you stop storing toxins that cause your metabolism to slow down.
Below I have included an article about heavy metal detox and sauna therapy that my friend Kara posted. I met her at EHCD and she was very, very sick. She is now a patient of Dr. David Jernigan, and works for him, and is doing amazingly well! She shared some of Dr. Jernigan’s post recently on FB about heavy metals and how they affect our health. I encourage you to friend him and read the other posts…they are excellent. I have included one below:

Fm Dr. David Jernigan, Hansa Center, Kansas…
Heavy metal detox is best started with the help of your doctor of natural medicine who is trained in the many nuances of the problem. Once the majority of metals have been removed, there are numerous nutraceuticals on the market that are excellent for ongoing general heavy metal detox.

General guidelines for Heavy Metal Detoxification:
• First identify and eliminate various the sources of heavy metal toxicity, such as we discussed in previous Health Tips. Have your doctor determine the primary heavy metal toxins in your body, either through Bio-Resonance Scanning, Applied or Clinical Kinesiology, or through various laboratory tests.
• Following all of the guidelines for raising low body temperature is a prerequisite to any successful heavy metal detoxification plan.
• Various nutritional supplements, herbal formulas, and metal chelation products have been tested and reported in peer-reviewed journals and found to greatly reduce the body’s load of heavy metals. Always consult with your healthcare professional due to the fact that simply “stirring up” the toxins may just relocate the metals in a more sensitive area of the body causing a more severe malady, and should be therefore not attempted as a home treatment.
• Before any type of detoxification treatment is started or any silver (mercury) amalgams are removed, one must make certain that the lymphatic system is open and able to efficiently clear out the toxins that these treatments will be stirring up inside your body. The best way to address the lymphatic system is the ST8 Lymphatic drainage therapy. It is important to continue ST8 treatments throughout any detoxification program so that the organs of elimination can function without becoming overloaded. Research has shown that chelation therapy, a intravenous method of releasing heavy metals from the body, can be damaging to the kidneys due to the overtaxing of the kidney’s ability to clear out all the metal into the urine.
• Far Infrared Sauna therapy is one of the best ways to release not only heavy metals from deep within the tissues, but also to release all lipotrophic toxins (toxins stored in the fat cells). Far infrared saunas are not to be confused with regular steam saunas which many people cannot tolerate and may aggravate some illnesses. Far infrared saunas do not involve excessive temperatures and the infrared penetrates up to four and a half inches into the body to release deeply embedded toxins and bring them through the skin in sweat to be wiped off with a towel. I recommend the High Tech Health IR saunas. I have written many Health Tips on the benefits of these particular saunas. (HighTechHealth.com)
• Eliminate the causes of Candida/yeast overgrowth and help the body reduce the overgrowth of yeast, mold/fungus that are bound to heavy metals. Once these begin to die off one must be certain to mop up the heavy metals that are now released in the die off debris.
• Research supports the use of homeopathic metals to induce the release of metals from the body. Usually a low potency homeopathic (6x-12x) is best to cause a release of metals from the body. With this form of detoxification, if the goal is to remove mercury from the body, your healthcare professional would use homeopathic mercury in a 6-12x potency. If the desire was to remove aluminum then a 6-12x potency of homeopathic aluminum would be used, and so on.
• Ion-Cleanse Hydrotherapy can be beneficial. (amajordifference.com)
• Drinking distilled water during a metal detoxification program can help remove metals, due to the fact that distilled water is de-mineralized water. This makes it a good chelator of metals as the distilled water can chelate (pull or attract) metals from the tissues so then the body can excrete them via the urine. (General recommendation is up to 3 quarts per day during detox program only) Distilled water should only be drunk during the heavy metal detox program due to the fact that it may ultimately pull beneficial minerals out of the body when used long term.

If you live outside (or inside) of the State of Kansas and are considering coming to the Hansa Center…you are not alone…over 90% of our patients come from other states and countries. Talk with Kara, our wonderful and compassionate Patient Care Coordinator, directly by calling (316-686-5900), or have a private live chat on our webpage (www.HansaCenter.com) and let us help you get here.

Step 3: Eat Foods that help you Detoxify:

Dr. Henry first taught me about these special foods after she did a detox gene test on me that showed I have difficult detoxing chemicals. Food plays a major role in priming your system to excrete toxins. Adequate protein is required to supply the amino acids used by the liver to provide the building blocks for the powerhouse of our detoxification system, glutathione. Glutathione is the most critical antioxidant and detoxifier made by the body-and one that is easily depleted in the face of chronic exposure to toxins. If you don’t eat enough Protein , you want be able to produce enough of this important detoxifier.

Phytonutrients are another example of important foods that help you detox. The special molecules found in plant foods boost your detoxification pathways:
Cruciferous vegetables, (broccoli, kale, collards, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, Chine broccoli)
Green tea
Dandelion Greens
Citrus peels
Cocoa…i (mitzi) get the organic cacao powder and make hot chocolate with it! Yummy…i just use water and stevia to sweeten it.

Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food

Step 4: Herbal Remedies to Improve Detoxification

Milk Thistle
Green Tea- drink or as a supplement. Dr. Hyman recommends drinking daily

Step 5: Add Supplements to Support Your Liver and Help You Detoxifying

Extra buffered vitamin C with mineral ascorbates…Vitamin C needs increased in state of toxicity, helps chelate heavy metals, boosts immune system

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) important amino acid derivative helps to boos glutathione and protect the liver from everyday toxic stresses.

Amino acids such as taurine and glycine these are some of the key molecules the liver uses to help detoxify.

Alpha Lipoic Acid-universal antioxidant

Bioflavonoids (citrus, pine bark, grape seed, green tea)
These add color to plants and include: Quercitin, pycnogenol or grape seed extract, Rutin

Probiotics such as Lactobacillus and Bifodobacter help normalize gut flor and reduce endotoxins-toxins produced by imbalances in the gut bacteria.

Step 6: Testing Your Detoxification System and Looking for Toxins-pesticides

Dr. Henry always starts with testing and I appreciate that very much. Get my genes tested really helped me to understand why I have a lot of the problems that I do with chemicals. Gradual weight gain has only been one of my symptoms, I have had a plethora of other troubles along the way. As I get older the weight gain has become more of a concern…but these principles for detoxing take care of all kinds of symptoms…

According to Dr. Hyman, mercury is one of the most important toxins to look for if you are chronically ill. Here are some of the tests you should consider with an experienced physician:

Genetic testing of detox pathways
Measurement of Detox enzymes-gluthione peroxidase
Heavy Metals-
1) Hair analysis, which identifies mercury mostly from fish consumption, not dental fillings
2) Chelation challenge with DMPS or DMSA that help bind to the metals in your body and help you excrete them in the urine where they can be measured
3) RBC or whole blood levels of metals, this usually indicates a recent exposure.

Toxins are a universal problem in the world we live in. They are something we need to be concerned about for ourselves and families for our health and weight loss.

Toxins inhibit the function of our thyroid and mitochondria as well as throwing our hormones out of balance, all of which wreak havoc on our metabolism.

Some people are genetically predisposed to detoxify more easily than others. The good news is even if you have genetic problems with detoxification, you can do some simple things that will make detoxification easier.

My notes: Other good resources on this subject or Dr. Sherry Rogers, Detoxify or Die,
and Clean by Alejandro Junger.

So thankful for Dr. Rodney Soto, http://www.holisticalabama.com who works with patients our area to help with detoxing and replacing nutrients. He is the one who told me about Dr. Hyman’s book, Ultrametabolism when I told him one of my problems was not being able to lose weight I didn’t appreciate it at the time:), but reading and studying the book has helped me understand so many concepts along my journey….I highly recommend getting Dr. Hyman’s book if you don’t already have a copy.

Ultrametabolism: Turn Calories into Energy: Struggling for Oxygen, Boosting the Furnace


JESUS Calling April 1

I am calling you to a life of constant communion with Me. Basic training includes learning to live above your circumstances, even while interacting on that cluttered plane of life. You yearn for a simplified lifestyle, so that your communication with Me can be uninterrupted. But I challenge you to relinquish the fantasy of an uncluttered world. Accept each day just as it comes, and find Me in the midst of it all.

Talk with Me about every aspect of your day, including your feelings. Remember that your ultimate goal is not to control or fix everything around you; it is to keep communing with Me. A successful day is one in which you have stayed in touch with Me, even if many things remain undone at the end of the day. Do not let your to-do list (written or mental) become an idol directing your life. Instead, ask My Spirit to guide you moment by moment. He will keep you close to Me.

Pray continually.
—1 Thessalonians 5:17

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
—Proverbs 3:6


Ultrametabolism Chapter 13

Turn Calories Into Energy: Struggling for Oxygen: Boosting the Furnace

Exercise some motivation required

Our example in our lesson was a man who was 50 and he had always struggled with his weight. He had tried everything and his weight had gone up and down for years. He diligently followed Dr. Hyman’s dietary suggestions and lost about 20 pds. With 30 pds left to go, he put him on a special treadmill that measured his metabolic rate while exercising.

Dr. Hyman measured the amount of oxygen he consumed and the amount of carbon dioxide he exhaled while exercising, which gave an indirect measure of how active his metabolism was. Our ability to burn calories is dependent on the health, number, and efficiency of our mitochondria, the little powerhouses that produce energy in each cell. They take the food we eat, combine it with oxygen, and burn it; that is how we make energy. It is the core of our metabolism.

The amount of oxygen we are able to breathe per minute is directly tied to the number of calories we burn per minute. When we breathe more oxygen, we burn more calories.

Dr. Hyman found that John consumed much less oxygen than he should have based on his age, height, weight, and sex. His mitochondria just weren’t burning enough oxygen.

He sent him to an exercise physiologist who taught him a special exercise program called interval training. Interval training is similar to wind sprints we did in high school.

This type training helps the body become more efficient at taking in oxygen, when make the muscle cells produce more mitochondria and makes the mitochondria more efficient. This helps you burn more calories , not only when you are exercising but when you’re at rest as well. It increases your metabolic fire.

After 4 months, John lost 30 more pds and increased his oxygen consumption almost .

30 percent.

Turning Up Your Metabolic Thermostat

How do we avoid getting old and fat? Mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells.

In our last chapter we learned that oxidative stress is primarily a by product of burning calories and oxygen inside our motochondria to create energy. Dr. Hyman said that oxidative stress is like car exhaust from burning fuel. We have a small amount that GOD designed our bodies to be able to handle but in our day and age, we eat processed foods, are around chemicals and we have more oxidative stress or free radicals than our bodies are able to cover. These free radicals damage mitochondria, leading to impaired energy production, which causes a reduction in your metabolic power and ability to burn calories.

The great news is we can reverse the damage that been done to your mitochondria and turn up our metabolic fire!

How the Mitochondria Work

Mitochondria are the parts of our cells that combine the calories we consume with oxygen and turn this mixture into energy to run everything in your body. A single cell may have anywhere from 200 to 2,000 or more mitochondria. Cells that work hard such as those in the heart, liver, and muscle contain the most. Mitochondria are very important in keeping us alive.

The rate at which mitochondria transform food and oxygen into energy is called our metabolic rate and is determined by:

  1. the number of mitochondria we have
  2. how efficiently they burn oxygen and calories

    The more mitochondria we have and the more efficiently they consume oxygen, the faster our metabolic rate, the easier it is for our body to burn calories, and the more energy we burn.

We have the ability to dramatically influence both of these factors….by EXERCISE!

Get Moving!

Besides eating breakfast, exercise is the only thing that has been correlated with long term sustained weight loss. This is because the BEST way to increase the number of mitochondria in our body and improve the functioning of the ones already there is to exercise. Exercising increases our muscle mass and oxygen intake. By increasing our muscle mass, we increase the number of cells in our body that contains large number of mitochondria Our muscles have one of the highest concentrations of mitochondria.

Increase our oxygen intake, causes our mitochondria to process more oxygen more quickly. When we work out, they work out and they get better at consuming oxygen and this increases our metabolic power.

The calories we burn when not exercising are important too. By increasing the number and function of the mitochondria in our bodies, we increase our ability to burn calories even while we sleep.

Yo Yo Dieters

Yo Yo Dieter can’t lose weight because they lose muscle and gain back fat. Since muscle is much more metabolically active and burns seventy time as many calories as fat cells, losing muscle slows down their metabolism making it easier to gain weight and harder to lose it, even while they eat the same number of calories. Sarcopenia= muscle loss. Sacro=muscle, penia=loss. Although some people are obviously overweight and you expect them to have a high level of fat, others are called “skinny fat people” because they look skinny but have very little muscle. More muscle=more mitochondria, which is central to boosting your mitochondria power.

At 70, you could end up with the same weight as 20 but be twice as fat because your muscle tissue was replaced with fat!…This is metabolic obesity or “skinny fat syndrome. It has the same dangerous consequences as being obese. The more muscle you lose, you lose mitochondria and our metabolism slows.

Fat Genes

Obese people have fewer and more poorly functioning mitochondria than thin people. Interesting study showed that thin people of those with type 2 diabetes have smaller and slower burning mitochondria than other thin people. Those who have genetically smaller or poorer functioning mitochondria are more likely to gain weight and get diabetes.

Diabetes and mitochondrial function are linked, and some scientists say the primary cause of diabetes is damage to the mitochondria. Too many calories, too much sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, high glycemic load or rapidly absorbed carbohydrates, and too many saturated and trans fats all cause insulin resistance, damage the mitochondria and lead to type 2 diabetes. Anything that interferes with your system-oxidants and free radicals, sugar, trans fats, inflammation, the vicious cycle of counterproductive (plastics, , drugs, household chemicals, farm chemicals, lawn pesticides, home pesticides, air toxins, etc that can also damage our mitochondria.

Take Home message: Even though you might have genes that predispose you to insulin resistance and obesity, you can turn off the activity of these genes through exercise. You can also increase your mitochondrial function and and get a metabolic tune up by adopting certain key nutritional principles and taking special supplements that help turn off slow metabolism genes and turn on the metabolism boosting genes.

Here’s 5 Steps to turn up our metabolic power:

  1. Eliminate the causes of mitochondrial damage…too many calories and not enough nutrients and phytonutrients will increase the damage. Solution: eating a nutrient-dense, phytonutrient rich, unrefined, unprocessed, real, whole food diet. This is at the heart of the Ultrametabolism Prescription. Also identify other causes of damage such as thyroid hormone problems, toxins that damage mitochondria such as mercury, chronic infections, anything that causes inflammation (bad kind of oils contribute), and certain medications ( such as statins, that deplete conenzyme Q10, a nutrient import for energy metabolism).
  1. Exercise Intelligently -if we want to heat up the metabolic fire, we need to exercise….do something you enjoy! Something you like to Play at! I like to ride my bicycle, kayak, walk, hike, cut the grass with a push mower, walk my dogs etc. Pick something you enjoy and do it. The key is finding something you love to do and do it! The more vigorous the activity the better, but just getting up and down to turn TV every time you want to change channels can lead to significant weight loss over time, Dr Hyman says.

He says that exercise 30 minutes a day five times a week helps you achieve the most health benefits, but doing that up to 60 minutes five times a week is needed for weight loss….BUT he is going to teach us a shorter, smarter weight to achieve more benefits called interval training.


Leave off the TV and clean the basement!

Use a step counter to track daily physical activity, try to get up to 10,000 steps a day

Suggestions for moving:

  • sit ups or any form of activity in front of the TV
  • walk during your lunch hour
  • walk instead of driving whenever you can
  • take a family walk after dinner
  • walk to your place of worship instead of driving
  • get a dog and walk it
  • join an exercise group
  • do yard work
  • get off the train or bus stop early and walk
  • work around the house
  • bicycle to the store instead of driving
  • go for a half hour walk instead of driving
  • wash your car by hand
  • park further from the store and walk
  • ask a friend to exercise with you
  • exercise indoors with a video if the weather is bad
  • take a walk instead of a coffee break
  • play with your kids 30 minutes a day
  • dance
  • walk briskly at the mall
  • explore new physical activities.
  • Walk /Bike at the walking trail,beside the creek Rails to Trails, Point Mallard.
  • Take stairs at church instead of the elevator
  • when walking go up hills instead of around them
  • Buy a set of hand weights and use them to play “Simon says,” with your kids…you use them, they don’t. Use them as you watch TV

Breathe More to Build Up Your Metabolic Engine: Aerobic Training:

Aerobic training is an important part of your exercise regimen. It increases the oxygen supply to your body, making your mitochondria more efficient at consuming oxygen. This boosts your metabolic engine…anyone remember Kenneth Cooper? Has an exercise place in Dallas that really taught aerobic training, they taught that at the RAC at the seminary Johnny attended in Ft. Worth.

Anything that speeds up your respiration and heart rate counts as aerobic exercise. Walking, jogging, biking, swimming, and playing tennis are a few examples.

Ideally, you want to train for thirty to sixty minutes five days a week. You also want your pulse to 70 to 85 percent of maximum heart rate. Calculate this by subtracting your age from 220, multiply that amount by .70 to .85 percent, and that gives you target heart rate to use each time your exercise. Reaching it will help with maximum health benefits and dramatically increase our ability to lose weight.

If you haven’t been exercising, start slowly, build up over time. If you have been sedentary, start with no more than ten minutes of low impact aerobic conditioning daily. The next week increase it to 15, then to 20 minutes the following week. Continue until you are at the optimum daily level.

Interval Training

Interval Training is a way to burn more calories after you exercise, during rest or sleep, and get more benefits from your exercise. It is short bursts of high intensity exercise followed by longer periods of lighter exercise- sort of like the wind sprints we did in high school.

Way It’s Done:


  1. Warm up 5 minutes of walking
  2. Speed up and walk fast for 60 seconds
  3. slow down and stroll for 75 seconds
  4. repeat steps 2 and 3 five more times
  5. finish with 5 minutes of walking at a comfortable pace to cool down.

With interval training you can make your cells smarter, improve the efficiency of your mitochondria and even create a few more. You also need to do something to stop the loss of muscle so you need to add strength training to help increase muscle size and strength, increase the number of mitchondria in our body, and boost our metabolic rate so we can burn more calories at rest or sleeping. Ideally you want to build up to two sets of eight to ten repetitions of a weight that leads to muscle fatigue for each major muscle group. A twenty minute routing two to three times a week can cover all the bases.

Dr. Hyman says when people use all the things in this book they sometimes get stuck and can’t seem to lose that last 10 to 15 pds. Aerobic training, including intervals and strength training, can take people all the way. It also reduces your appetite, sets in motion all the hormones in the brain, and immune balancing chemicals that promote a healthy weight and metabolism. Exercise is one of the most potent anti-inflammatories and antioxidants known. It also helps control hunger signals, improves insulin sensitivity, burns off stress chemicals, boosts thyroid function and helps your liver detoxify.

  1. Eat Foods that Turn Up Your Metabolism, and Avoid Foods that Turn It Down-

    Whole, unprocessed, organic, non GMO, grass fed, free range, etc.

Antioxidants 2

  1. Use Supplements That Give You a Metabolic Tune Up
  • NAC- Helps restore glutathione in the cells, the most powerful antioxidant in the body
  • Acetyl L Carnitine; Transports fat into the mitochondria
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid-universal antioxidant-helps protect mitochondria from oxidation
  • Coenzyme Q10: Helps increase energy production
  • NADH: Helps increase energy production
  • Creatine powder: Helps provide energy for the muscle cells and metabolism
  • Amino acids (arginine and aspartic acid): raw materials use in cellular metabolism needed for the mitochondria
  • d-ribose: the raw material for energy production and the creation of ATP in the cells
  1. Test Your Mitchondria

Dr. Hyman uses a cardiometabolic stress test and the urinary organic acid profile. Dr. Katherine Henry used the organic acid profile on me and it does indeed tell a wealth of information of where deficiencies are and how to correct them.

  • Cardiometabolic stress test measure the rate at which you consume and burn oxygen
  • Organic acids test is a urine test that measures the by products of metabolism, nutritional deficiencies and more. The cardimetabolic test looks indirectly at the number and power of the mitochondria, the organic acids look at their biochemical efficiency. Metametrix, www.metametrix.com is one of the labs who do this, and they have a list of practitioners in your area who are available to do this test for you.

Closing example was a lady in her late sixties, was a widow, estranged from her family, had a few close friends. She had been a diabetic for years, had rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, hypothyroidism, reflux, and angina. She was always tired and depressed. She weighed more than 250 pds, was five four and had gained and lost weight many times.

He tested “Diane” and found she had many problems processing fats and carbs through her mitochondria. By addressing the damaged mitochondria through reducing the sugars in her diet, exercising moderately, and taking some special supplements, including lipoic acid, CoQ 10 and carnitine, she was able to get her mitochondria burning all that fat and able to stop taking a number of medications.

A year later she had lost 45 pds, her inflammation was gone, her liver was no longer fatty, her blood sugar and triglycerides were normal, and she no longer had diabetes. She had her life back, with energy and joy back in her step. When we tested her fat, carbohydrate, and energy metabolism, it was all back to normal.


  • mitochondria are the parts of our cell that convert calories and oxygen into energy. The more you have and the more efficient they are, the more calories you can burn both when exercising and at rest
  • One of the reasons you you dieting doesn’t work is because you lose muscle and replace it with fat. When this happens you cut your metabolic power in half.

Ultrametabolism, Ch. 12 Prevent Oxidative Stress or “Rust” -Keeping the Free Radicals from Taking Over

Ultrametabolism, Ch. 12  “Prevent Oxidative Stress or “Rust”  Keeping the Free Radicals from Taking Over…

In this chapter we learn what free radicals are and how antioxidants work to keep them from getting out of control to cause “rust” and illness in our body, but first is our devotion.  This class is part of our discipleship training union at First Baptist Athens, and we filter all we learn through the lens of Scripture.  We would love for you to join if you can, but if not, we’re glad you’ve joined us through the internet.


Streams In the Desert for March 22

“And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush….saying….I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.”(Acts 7:30, 31, 34.)

THAT was a long wait in preparation for a great mission. When God delays, He is not inactive. He is getting ready His instruments, he is ripening our powers; and at the appointed moment we shall arise equal to our task. Even Jesus of Nazareth was thirty years in privacy, growing in wisdom before he began His work. — Dr. Jowett.

God is never in a hurry but spends years with those He expects to greatly use. he never thinks the days of preparation too long or too dull.

The hardest ingredient in suffering is often time. A short, sharp pang is easily borne, but when a sorrow drags its weary way through long, monotonous years, and day after day returns with the same dull routine of hopeless agony, the heart loses its strength, and without the grace of God, is sure to sink into the very sullenness of despair. Joseph’s was a long trial, and God often has to burn his lessons into the depths of our being by the fires of protracted pain. “He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver,” but He knows how long, and like a true goldsmith He stops the fires the moment He sees His image in the glowing metal. We may not see now the outcome of the beautiful plan which God is hiding in the shadow of His hand; it yet may be long concealed; but faith may be sure that He is sitting on the throne, calmly waiting the hour when, with adoring rapture, we shall say, “All things have worked together for good.” Like Joseph, let us be more careful to learn all the lessons in the school of sorrow than we are anxious for the hour of deliverance. There is a “need-be” for every lesson, and when we are ready, our deliverance will surely come, and we shall find that we could not have stood in our place of higher service without the very things that were taught us in the ordeal. God is educating us for the future, for higher service and nobler blessings; and if we have the qualities that fit us for a throne, nothing can keep us from it when God’s time has come. Don’t steal tomorrow out of God’s hands. Give God time to speak to you and reveal His will. he is never too late; learn to wait.

— Selected.

“He never comes too late; He knoweth what is best; Vex not thyself in vain; until He cometh─REST.”

Do not run impetuously before the Lord; learn to wait His time: the minute-hand as well as the hour-hand must point the exact moment for action.

As we celebrate Easter this weekend and reflect on the death of our LORD JESUS CHRIST for our sins, and HIS resurrection,  i hope you can take time to watch this powerful video…. praise GOD for HIS wonderful love for us!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6otVXSD_3M “ His Life for Mine”

Ultrametabolism Ch. 12
Finding the Source of Rusting-the example Dr. Hyman gave in our book was that of lady in her mid 40’s who apart from premature menopause and bone loss, was otherwise healthy. She went through the stress of a divorce and became mildly depressed. The doctors put her on Prozac and she couldn’t tolerate it so they worked with her on alternatives. Shortly after her divorce she moved into a new house and that is when things went haywire. She developed chronic fatigue and low thyroid function and gained more and more weight until she was at least 60 pounds heavier than when he first met her. Despite exercising and trying to eat well, her liver became fatty, her blood sugar, insulin, and cholesterol levels went way up, and her stress hormones soared…she went on disability as a teacher. Her tests showed many things, including a high level of oxidative stress or “rusting,” shown by the blood and urine tests for rancid fats and damaged DNA.

This rusting wreaks havoc on the metabolism, primarily through cell damage. They couldn’t get hers under control. Things went downhill…they treated her for food allergies, got rid of the mercury in her system, tried antioxidants and many supplements. Then when her daughter got juvenile arthritis and got better when they went on vacation, they realized something in her environment was making her sick.

They checked for mold and hit the jack pot! They found antibodies to the exact same mold in her blood, as well as antibodies to the mold toxins. Her body was repeatedly trying to fight off these toxins, and these efforts increased oxidative stress, inflamed her liver and her body as a whole and led to weight gain because they damaged the weigh control centers in her brain.

She moved, most of her symptoms improved, and she finally lost forty-three pounds over four months.

There are also other things besides mold in our homes that are making us sick…http://www.everydayexposures.com/ is a website that lists multiple chemicals in our environment that make us sick. A new house alone, without any new furnishings, is loaded with formaldehyde and all sorts of chemicals unless you build it using safe materials. The Healthy House by John Bower, www.amazon.com is a good resource for helping to build a less toxic home.

Rusting Leads to Weight Gain

Free radicals or reactive oxygen species (ROSs) are taking over. That’s why we are gaining weight. Free radicals cause a condition called oxidative stress, or oxidation. Oxidation we can relate to is commonly seen as the rusting of a car or a sliced apple turning brown. It is responsible for the wrinkles on your face exposed to too much sunlight over the years. Rust not only exists in the outside world but we actually rust on the inside. This contributes to impaired metabolism, weight gain, and aging. Think of oxidation as wrinkles on the inside.

Oxidation is a chemical reaction found everywhere in nature. When it runs out of control is when we get into trouble. When something is oxidized, it is damaged by oxygen but not the form of oxygen we breathe which is O2 oxygen. Oxygenation is caused by a lonely form of oxygen called just O.

Dr. Hyman gave a good illustration to help us understand oxygenation. Oxygen molecules like to be paired. They like to have 2 electrons. Free radicals are a form of oxygen that only has one oxygen molecule so they run around your body looking for an electron to steal from another molecule-sort of like stealing someone’s spouse. The molecule that it borrowed an electron from is damaged or oxidized. So then the damaged molecule runs around looking to find an electron to steal. This process leaves a wake of destruction in its path-damaged DNA, damaged cell membranes, rancid cholesterol, stiff arteries that look like rusty pipes, and wrinkles. Oxidized tissues and cells don’t function normally. Part of the malfunction is the promotion of weight gain and a damaged metabolism.

Here is a list of symptoms common to people who are dealing with a high level of oxidation:

  • fatigue
  • poor mental function and cognition
  • lowered resistance to infection (perhaps frequent colds or sins infections)
  • muscle weakness
  • muscle and joint pains
  • digestive problems (reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers)
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • headaches
  • hypoglycemia (low blood sugar-dizziness, anxiety, sweating, nausea
  • allergies
  • irritability
  • dizziness

Oxidation is balanced by antioxidants in a process called reduction. Antioxidants whether obtained from diet or supplements, or those produced naturally in the body,reduce the number of free radicals, curbing damage to your cells and metabolism.

Antioxidants 2


Reducing oxidizing molecules in your body will make you healthier, reduce your weight, and wrinkles. The dietary balance between antioxidants (found primarily in colorful plant foods and supplements) and oxidants ( produced mostly by nutrient poor, refined, and processed foods with too many calories such as soft drinks and baked goods) ultimately controls the whole process of aging and chronic disease, including weight and metabolism.

Why Free Radical Are Taking Over

Most of the oxidation of free radicals occurs during the natural process of metabolism, turning calories or energy from food and oxygen from the air into energy usable by the body. The is normal and normally limited because we historically ate food full of antioxidants, such as berries and nuts.

Now we exist on large quantities of food consisting of empty calories…they are called empty because they contain no antioxidants or nutrients.

This balance between oxidants and antioxidants is central to heal because it controls many cellular messages, including the ones related to weight. Antioxidants protect us against weight loss, inflammation or free radicals and diabetes; oxidants or free radicals trigger a cascade that leads gene messages to be turned on that promotes weight gain, slows metabolism, increase inflammation, and causes diabetes.

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The single most important controllable factor regulating the oxidative stress in our body is our diet. Consuming too many calories and not enough antioxidants from colorful plant foods results in too many free radicals.

We are in trouble with free radicals for two reasons:

  1. We eat a diet that has too many empty calories and not enough antioxidants
  2. Our reduced nutrient intake in the form of vitamins and minerals limits our ability to make our own antioxidants, which need zinc and selenium to function properly.

Ways to Increase the Amount of Antioxidants in Our Bodies:


Step One: Eliminate the Cause of Oxidation

  • avoid overeating -this creates more exhaust that is made in the mitochondria…GOD made our bodies to be able to handle this, but we get easily overwhelmed and aren’t able to handle all the exhaust
  • avoid charbroiled foods…these foods contain hydrocarbons that generate more free radicals in the body
  • avoid excess sugar and refined carbohydrates-empty calories, they burn hotter and generate more free radicals
  • avoid alcohol- (I say do this to protect your witness for CHRIST) but the health reason is it can increase free radicals.
  • Reduce exposure to toxins and petrochemicals (in plastic storage containers, tap water, and pesticides) and heavy metals (such as contaminated fish)., car exhaust, cigarette smoke, ? Drink filtered water, eat organic food, fruits, vegetables, and animal products raised without hormones, antibiotics, or pesticides.
  • Minimize exposure to ionizing radiation-includes UV radiation from excess sun exposure (we need some some exposure to get Vit. D, ), x-rays, and radon-you can get kits to test your house for radon…one place to order is www.aehf.com
  • reduce exposure to tobacco smoke (first or secondhand)-cigarette smoke has more than 4000 toxic chemicals that lead to accelerated oxidative stress.
  • Reduce air pollutants-place HEPA filters in your home. I love the GT 3000 I got from Dr. Henry, and I have a friend who also sells the Austin Air Filters which we have too. Air filters make a ton of difference. My friend was struggling to stay in her home and bought an air filter from Dr. Henry and it has made all the difference in the world…she is able to stay and sleep comfortably in her home. 

Someone in class mentioned certain plants help to clean the air in your home…below are some of the plants.

Breath of Fresh Air

  • Avoid Excessive or insufficient exercise-more than 60 minutes a day exercising vigorously is usually considered excessive, less than 30 minutes five times a week isn’t enough.
  • Get at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night…sleep deprivation increases stress, and stress increases oxidative stress, promoting weight gain, among other things
  • Treat Chronic Infections-hidden or chronic infections promote oxidative stress
  • Reduce internal sources of oxidative stress- processed foods, high hypoglycemic foods, too many calories, and abnormal levels of gut bacteria are all forms of oxidative stress.
  • Improve your liver and gut detoxification-ch. 14. If the liver is overloaded with toxins from food (too much sugar or trans fats) or toxins from the environment such as pesticides or mercury, it becomes inflamed and produces more free radicals. Loving your liver is key to keeping the free radicals under control.
  • Reduce your exposure to fungal toxins-environmental and internal molds and fungi. Many people work in sick building or have moldy basements or bathrooms. The molds produce toxins that increase oxidative stress and free radicals in our bodies. Important to identify environmental sources of mold. Www.aehf has mold plates you can order to see if you have mold in your home or business
  • Reduce Stress-cortisol and stress both increase inflammation. Any kind of stress heat or cold, injury or trauma, over or under exercise, and psychological stress all generate the same response: inflammation and oxidation
  • Improve your breathing and oxygenation-provide more oxygen to your tissues and cells through deep breathing. Bringing more oxygen to the tissues through deep breathing, you can flush out toxins and damaging free radicals and inflammatory molecules from your body.

Breathing Exercises

2.Eat Foods That Reduce Rusting and Avoid Foods that Cause it:

Dietary antioxidants (vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, and phytonutrients) are the major factors that protect our cells from excess oxidative damage and impaired metabolism. Nutrient poor diets signal to the cell messengers to gain weight. If you are rusting, you are also gaining weight.

To reduce oxidative stress, begin by increasing colorful plant foods, rich in phytonutrients such as flavonoids and polyphenols found in teas, cocoa…resveratol.

Your plate should look like and impressionist painting full of blues, greens, reds, yellows and purple. This is the best way to fight rust and stay healthy over the long term.


Make sure you are eating good carbs ( organic,whole non GMO) with a high PI that come from whole, unprocessed, fresh plant foods.

Step 3. Use Herbs to Reduce Oxidation

  • ginkgo
  • ginger
  • green tea polyphenols
  • pycnogenol or grape seed extract
  • milk thistle
  • rosemary
  • turmeric

Step 4. Use Supplements to Reduce Oxidation

  • Reduced glutathione, the major antioxidant and detoxifier in our body
  • N-acetylcysteine (NAC) an amino acid that boosts our own glutathione production
  • Alpha lipoic acid-a super antioxidant that helps reduce blood sugar and improve energy production in the mitochondria
  • Coenzyme Q 10, an antioxidant and key part of the energy production in the mitochondria
  • NADH, part of the energy production cycle in the mitochondria

Step 5. Testing for Oxidation in Your Body-physical

Lipid Peroxides in Urine or Serum

Urinary 8-Hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine Test

Assessment of Iron Overload

Blood Test for Antioxidant levels

Reduced Rust =Reduced Weight


Oxidation is a natural process, both within your body and everywhere in nature

When oxidation goes awry, damage is done to your cells that contributes to rapid against, disease, and weight gain.


Ultrametabolism-“Cool The Fire of Inflammation”

Cool The Fire of Inflammation Ch.11

Ultra metabolism by Dr. Mark Hyman



Morning & Evenings – March 3rd

Treasuring Christ through the ministry and words of Charles Spurgeon


“I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.” – Isaiah 48:10

Comfort thyself, tried believer, with this thought: God said, “I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.” Does not the word come like a soft shower, assuaging the fury of the flame? Yea, is it not an asbestos armor, against which the heat hath no power? Let affliction come-God has chosen me. Poverty, thou mayst stride in at my door, but God is in the house already, and he has chosen me. Sickness, thou mayst intrude, but I have a balsam ready-God has chosen me. Whatever befalls me in this vale of tears, I know that he has “chosen” me. If, believer, thou requires still greater comfort, remember that you have the Son of Man with you in the furnace. In that silent chamber of yours, there sits by your side One whom thou hast not seen, but whom thou loves; and ofttimes when thou knows it not, he makes all thy bed in thy affliction, and smooths thy pillow for thee. Thou art in poverty; but in that lovely house of thine the Lord of life and glory is a frequent visitor. He loves to come into these desolate places, that he may visit thee. Thy friend sticks closely to thee. Thou canst not see him, but thou mayst feel the pressure of his hands. Dost thou not hear his voice? Even in the valley of the shadow of death he says, “Fear not, I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God.” Remember that noble speech of Caesar: “Fear not, thou carries Caesar and all his fortune.” Fear not, Christian; Jesus is with thee. In all thy fiery trials, his presence is both thy comfort and safety. He will never leave one whom he has chosen for his own. “Fear not, for I am with thee,” is his sure word of promise to his chosen ones in the “furnace of affliction.” Wilt thou not, then, take fast hold of Christ, and say-

“Through floods and flames, if Jesus lead,
I’ll follow where he goes.”



My grace is sufficient for thee.” – 2Corinthians 12:9

If none of God’s saints were poor and tried, we should not know half so well the consolations of divine grace. When we find the wanderer who has not where to lay his head, who yet can say, “Still will I trust in the Lord;” when we see the pauper starving on bread and water, who still glories in Jesus; when we see the bereaved widow overwhelmed in affliction, and yet having faith in Christ, oh! what honor it reflects on the gospel. God’s grace is illustrated and magnified in the poverty and trials of believers. Saints bear up under every discouragement, believing that all things work together for their good, and that out of apparent evils a real blessing shall ultimately spring-that their God will either work a deliverance for them speedily, or most assuredly support them in the trouble, as long as he is pleased to keep them in it. This patience of the saints proves the power of divine grace. There is a lighthouse out at sea: it is a calm night-I cannot tell whether the edifice is firm; the tempest must rage about it, and then I shall know whether it will stand. So with the Spirit’s work: if it were not on many occasions surrounded with tempestuous waters, we should not know that it was true and strong; if the winds did not blow upon it, we should not know how firm and secure it was. The master-works of God are those men who stand in the midst of difficulties, steadfast, unmovable,-

Calm mid the bewildering cry,
Confident of victory.”

He who would glorify his God must set his account upon meeting with many trials. No man can be illustrious before the Lord unless his conflicts be many. If then, yours be a much-tried path, rejoice in it, because you will the better show forth the all-sufficient grace of God. As for his failing you, never dream of it-hate the thought. The God who has been sufficient until now, should be trusted to the end.


A Body On Fire: The Fat-Inflammation Connection


Example of Jill in the chapter: She had one of every disease-chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, reflux, chronic sinusitis, hypothyroidism, high cholesterol level, insulin resistance, food allergies, asthma, and a rare immune deficiency disease. And she was overweight which really troubled her. She was always thin and had gained more than 43 pds during her illness, she was on a full bottle of medication a day, one pill for every ill, prescribed by numerous doctors. She had more inflammatory diseases than anyone Dr. Hyman had ever seen.

Her gut, her joints, her stomach, her sinuses, and her lungs were all inflamed. He treated all the problems for slight improvement then she would relapse again. She was at the end of her rope after months of antibiotics for chronic sinusitis, increasing weight gain, intolerable fatigue and joint pains.

Dr. Hyman advised her to go on a strict anti-inflammatory detoxification program using only low allergy rice protein, rice, and steamed vegetables and fish. She had a remarkable and dramatic recovery from all her symptoms. It was then Dr. Hyman realized that she was eliminating what they had found years before to be a problem-gluten. She had tried to eliminate it but always slowly slipped back, resulting in relapse after relapse. He told her to completely, 100 percent, no exceptions to eliminate gluten from her life for three months. She got the message. GLUTEN INTOLERANCE (from eating wheat, barley, rye, and oats) and food sensitives or allergies cause inflammation, fluid retention, and weight gain. GLUTEN is one of the most common undiagnosed causes of inflammation that promote weight gain.


The next time he saw this patient she was 35 pds lighter and completely healthy. All her inflammatory and autoimmune diseases had been caused by Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is characterized by intolerance to a grain protein called gluten, found in wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt, and kamut. It is an allergic condition that affects many people though few have been diagnosed with it because it takes so many different forms, one of which is weight gain or the inability to lose weight. She had finally gotten off gluten completely and her world changed…her husband said, “Thank you for giving me my wife back.”


I wish that I could say that is true for everyone…just get off gluten and you’ll lose weight and all your health issues will disappear. Gluten insensitivity is a HUGE issue and needs to be detected and diagnosed, and if you are sensitive to it, getting off of it completely can make a HUGE difference in your life. Read WHEAT BELLY by Dr. William Davis to learn how the wheat we eat today is not the same wheat of the Bible. Our wheat has been genetically modified and changed thousands of times.


However in this gal’s case…GLUTEN was the missing link to solving her health puzzle. Many people like me have different issues that have to be addressed before complete healing comes…we have to keep praying, keep knocking, and seeking…and the LORD promises “seek and ye shall find, ask and it shall be given to you, knock and the door shall be opened.”


What is Inflammation?

Inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense system against infection, irritation, toxins, and other foreign molecules. A cascade of events occurs where the body’s white blood cells and cytokines mobilize to protect from foreign invaders. Sometimes the natural imbalance of the immune system, which produces just enough inflammation to keep infections, allergens, toxins, and other stresses under control, is disrupted. The immune system shifts into a chronic state of alarm or inflammation spreading a smoldering fire throughout the body. The fire in the heart causes heart disease, in the brain causes dementia and Alzheimers, in the whole body causes cancer, in the eyes causes blindness, and in our fat cells causes obesity.




Being overweight promotes inflammation and inflammation promotes obesity in a terrible vicious cycle. More than half of Americans are inflamed and most don’t know it. Getting to the root of inflammation and cooling it off is key to reducing the obesity epidemic and your own waist size.


While on one hand this inflammatory process is protective, it can go awry with inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, and in otherwise healthy individual who lives and environment expose them to substances the body perceives a irritants such as low grade infection from gum disease, food allergens, toxins, and inflammatory foods like sugar.


Sometimes inflammation can be obvious such as when the injured area becomes swollen, red, and warm to the touch, and sometimes it can occur much more quietly and insidiously….without any symptoms. It is emerging as a major cause of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimers disease, and again in general AND it is also connected to weight gain. Inflammation is a silent killer and unless it is adequately dealt with it can have disastrous effects on your weight and health.

Anything that causes inflammation can make you gain weight, and weight gain can cause more inflammation. The most common causes of systemic inflammation is our modern diet (sugar, processed food , the high glycemia load diet most Americans are eating (process carbs that turn to sugar quickly in the body), gluten environmental allergens, infections, stress, and toxins.


It is important if we are inflamed to find the cause and reduce the inflammation, not just to lose weight but because inflammation is a major cause of all the major degenerative diseases of modern civilization: heart disease, dementia, diabetes, and cancer.



The Body’s Web: De terming the Causes of Inflammation


Medicine being divided into specialties has nothing to do with how GOD made the body to work as a whole or unit. Dr. Hyman says it was a convenience to create specialties such as endocrinology, cardiology, immunology, and so on when we knew very little about how the body works. It works like a web in which everything is connected to everything else….indeed we are fearfully and wonderfully made as the Bible says! Our body is an intricate web and each part affects every other part. Inflammation is a good example.



An unbalanced diet, a poor eating lifestyle, stress, lack of exercise, oxidation, an out of balance thyroid, and a toxic fatty liver all increase the likelihood that you will be inflamed


Diets high in trans fats also increase overall levels of inflammation as can eating too many fake foods and too many calories in general.


A diet that has a lot of processed carbs and sugars has been shown to increase inflammation powerfully. Research shows that inflammation is a main culprit leading to weight gain, especially when related to imbalances in blood sugar caused by insulin resistance or prediabetes. Insulin resistance is often set off by a diet full of processed foods and sugars. One study showed that being inflamed increased the risk of diabetes by nearly 1700 percent.


Tests for Inflammation include:

C-reactive protein (CRP) CRP is a protein found in the blood, and it’s the major marker of inflammation. It’s presence is the best indicator we have of a heightened state of inflammation in the body.



The Fire in Your Belly: Fat Cells Stoking the Flames


The fat around our middle is often the biggest source of inflammation. The fat cells ( called adipocytes ) produce hormones, such as leptin, which reduces appetite,

resistin, which makes us more insulin-resistant; and adiponictin, which makes us more insulin sensitive and lowers our blood sugar. In addition these fat cells produce the hormones estrogen, testosterone, and cortisol. They also produce inflammatorymolecules (cytokines). See Life Extension article Sept./Oct. 2012 “Turn off Inflammatory Fires of Inflammation. Our fat cells are busy controlling appetite, hormonal balances, and inflammation.


The inflammatory molecules (cytokines) produced by our fat cells wreak havoc on our metabolism by increasing inflammation, increasing our appetite, slowing fat burning and increasing stress hormones. They exist in abundance when our system is out of balance from too much stress, too much sugar, too many trans fats, or exposure to an overload of toxins, allergens, or infections. The fat around our middle, our VAT, makes a fire in our belly that spreads throughout our system by sending out these inflammatory messenger molecules throughout our body. Fire anywhere else in the body creates more fire in the belly, creating a vicious cycle of inflammation, oxidative stress, and metabolic changes that leads to weight gain and the metabolic syndrome, or prediabetes.


Bottom Line: Fat Cells promote inflammation which leads to more fat cells, which promotes more inflammation until you are very inflamed and very overweight. Getting rid of inflammation helps you lose fat, and losing fat helps you get rid of inflammation.



PPAR, The Switch for Inflammation and Weight Gain-The Link Between Your Diet and Your Genes


There are a group of receptors abundant on the nucleus of your fat and liver cells called the PPAR family (alpha, beta, and gamma). PPAR’s are tiny docking station on your cells that communicate with your DNA to turn your metabolism up or down AND they control your inflammation. Certain foods (particularly certain kinds of fats) turn on these PPAR receptors, and certain foods turn them off. They explain how inflammation causes weight gain and show us how we can use natural anti-inflammatories to lose weight.


The food you eat talks to your genes. It speaks to the PPAR family of receptors, telling them to make you lose or gain weight, cool off inflammation, or increase the fire. We need the ability to create inflammation to fight off infections or injury and the ability to reduce inflammation. The balance is the key to our health.


One of the inflammatory molecules produced by our fats cells when we eat too much sugar, trans fats or too many calories is called tumor necrosis factor alpha. This binds and blocks the PPAR’s insides our cells. This inflammatory molecule slows our metabolism, makes our body resistant to the effects of insulin, and causes weight gain. Eating poor quality food (sugar, trans fats, processed foods) triggers our body to release inflammatory messages that prevent critical parts of our metabolic system from working, crippling our metabolism and causing us to gain weight.


Recent research has shown that some of the same food that aid in weight loss (omega 3 fats found in fish and flaxseed oil and vegetables and fruits rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients ) also inhibit inflammation.





Drugs or Food? Working Against or with the Body


Enormous Amounts of Money being spent to find new drugs that will turn PPAR receptors on and off thus creating a “magic” weight loss pill. A new class of drugs called TZDs (thiazolidinediones) are used for diabetes to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation has promise.

The focus, as usual is on a synthetic compound that will interfere with the body’s function in some way. Medical researches belove drugs are the only weapons again disease, so these are the only tools being researched when food or lifestyle or natural products can be more effective.


Drugs are not the solution. PPAR receptors were not put in our cells so one day a drug company could make billions of dollars by funding a molecule that turns them on. They were put there by design (by GOD my words) to regulate our energy metabolism using signals we were exposed to every day: food and exercise! Fish oil binds to PPAR receptors to do the same thing these drugs are trying to do, and it does it better than the medication and at a substantially reduced cost (a TZD drug costs $164.00 a month a bottle of fish oil pills 10-20 dollars.


Recent research in the British Medical Journal showed a “polymeal” was better than a “polypill.”

The polypill consisted of giving everyone a combination pill of low dose aspiring, a statin, a beta-blocker, an ace inhibitor, and folic acid significantly reduced heart disease.

The “polymeal” was even better at reducing heart disease according to the research: 4 oz. Wild fish, 5 oz of red wine, 3.5 oz. Of dark chocolate, 2.5 oz. Of almonds, 2 2/3 apples and 1 clove of garlic a day could reduce all heart disease by 75 percent and increase life expectancy by seven years by sending the right messages to your genes and there are no side effects!


Drugs Have Side Effects: Food Does Not


Have you read the package insert that comes with prescription meds?Makes you wonder what is worse…the existing condition or the possible side effects from ingesting “the cure.” There will always be physiological consequences from taking a drug. Medical and pharmacology schools instill in their students early on that, whether obvious side effects appear or not, all medications are TOXIC to the body to varying degrees and often result in unintended consequences.


Medications do have a role in medicine, but they should be the Last resort in treating disease, not the first. Drugs block or interfere with our biology, or metabolic pathways in some way. These are ANTI drugs, the inhibitors, blockers, antiinflammatories, antidepressants, antibiotics, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, and so on. They are designed to work not with the body but against it and therefore have significant potential side effects and risks.


First question should not be, “What is the best drug for this problem” but how was the body designed (by GOD) and how can I work with it to help return it to a state of balance and optimal function? (GOD designed) the body brilliantly to function well when all the right ingredients are provided. Our genes receive message from the environment every moment. Food and the molecules contained in food contain all the information to switch on genes that restore normal functioning-without any side effects. Special messages in food act on the same places in your cells as medication, but instead of blocking something, they facilitate normal physiology and turn messages that restore balance and health and optimal metabolism on or off.



Next week we will learn how to turn off inflammation in the second part of Ch. 11, “Cool the Fire of Inflammation.” 


Dear Class,

Here are the notes from this past weeks Tuesday evening meeting of our Ultrametabolism Class, including  our devotion, notes from UltraMetabolism by Dr. Mark Hyman, and a one day seminar on  Dental/ Whole Health Care by a Biological Dentist from Franklin Tennessee…be sure and check out the websites i’ve included at the end. These notes are packed with WORDS to live by for our spiritual health and physical health.  I hope you will take time to read them as you can and join us for our next class Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m!  If you have EVER struggled with insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, or diabetes, be sure and read these notes and the first part…https://hisgraceissufficienthealth.com/2013/01/30/ultrametabolism-control-your-appetite-harness-your-brain-chemistry-for-weight-loss/ These principles will truly help you stabilize your blood sugar, and get you on the road to healing your body. Dr. Sherry Rogers has out a new book…How to Cure Diabetes!   Check it out at www.prestigepublishing .com. 

GOD bless you,


Are You Ready To Be Poured Out As an Offering? (1) Feb. 2, Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest http://utmost.org/are-you-ready-to-be-poured-out-as-an-offering-1/

If I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all—Philippians 2:17

Are you willing to sacrifice yourself for the work of another believer—to pour out your life sacrificially for the ministry and faith of others? Or do you say, “I am not willing to be poured out right now, and I don’t want God to tell me how to serve Him. I want to choose the place of my own sacrifice. And I want to have certain people watching me and saying, ’Well done.’ ”It is one thing to follow God’s way of service if you are regarded as a hero, but quite another thing if the road marked out for you by God requires becoming a “doormat” under other people’s feet. God’s purpose may be to teach you to say, “I know how to be abased . . .” (Philippians 4:12). Are you ready to be sacrificed like that? Are you ready to be less than a mere drop in the bucket—to be so totally insignificant that no one remembers you even if they think of those you served? Are you willing to give and be poured out until you are used up and exhausted—not seeking to be ministered to, but to minister? Some saints cannot do menial work while maintaining a saintly attitude, because they feel such service is beneath their dignity.

Ultrametabolism Ch.9 Part 2 Harnessing Your Brain Chemistry for Weight Loss

Balance Your Glycemic Load

ALL Carbs are not bad!!! In fat, they are probably the single most important food in our diet, according to Dr. Hyman. We just weren’t made to eat the highly processed carbs, such as chips, most breads, rolls, cereals, cakes, pies, cookies, pasta etc that dominate our diet today. Learning to compose perfect meals means knowing which carbs you should eat and which you should stay away from.

Choosing a diet that has a low glycemic load and is rich in phytonutrients is an important way to control both your appetite and your weight.

Do you remember what the glycemic index is? I confess I had to go back and look on p.46 and 47.

The glycemic load is the effect a total meal has on your blood sugar. It takes into account all the factors, including the effect that mixing carbohydrates, fats, protein, and fiber has on your metabolism.

Typical pasta dinner is heavy in carbs that turn into sugar into your body immediately. Eating white bread with pasta is like adding a tablespoon of sugar to a cola. There is nothing in this meal that is going to slow the rate at which these carbs become sugar.

Another meal that is equal in carbs but turns into sugar slowly is chili beans with a side of fresh steamed vegetables drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Beans of any kind are high in carbs, but have a very low glycemic load because of all the fiber. Because of the fiber in the beans slows down the rate the carbohydrates are absorbed, they have a low glycemic load or index.

Eating High Glycemic meals spins our appetite out of control, taking us down the road to obesity, heart disease, dementia, diabetes, cancer and early death.

Eat Foods with a Low Glycemic Load and a High Phytonutrient Index and you will ensure a healthy metabolism and optimal health.

Low-GL/ High Phytonutrient Foods

  • vegetables
  • fruits
  • beans
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • olive oil
  • whole grains
  • teas
  • herbs and spices

High Glycemic Load/Low Phytonutrient Index Foods

  • Flour or Flour products
  • Refined Grains
  • Sugar in any form
  • processed foods
  • junk food
  • Large starchy potatoes

Choosing a diet that has a low glycemic tend to be:

  • higher in fiber which slows down your digestive process, meaning you will feel fuller longer.
  • Helps stabilize and balance your insulin levels, decreasing cravings for carbs and sugar thus healing you from insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome

Study done by Dr. David Ludwig of Harvard showed that low fat diets slow your metabolism more than low glycemic load diets do.

Foods that are absorbed slowly ( have a low glycemic load), that are high in fiber, such as whole foods, gains, beans, and nuts, even though they are high in carbs, actually keep your metabolism running faster, burning more calories and creating a harmonious balance of metabolic signals that facilitates a long term weight loss and healthy metabolism.

Eating a low fat diet slows metabolism, eating a low-glycemic load diet increases metabolism.

  1. Eat more fiber-recommended 30 grams per day
  2. Avoid sugar
  3. Stay away from supersugar, high fructose corn syrup.

Going to see Dr. Soto was a startling wake up call to me that I had been living on processed carbs…even though they were gluten free, they had a high glycemic index.

When I got real sick several years ago after our house was sprayed I ate constantly it seemed and could not get full. It was awful. Finally after several years, the LORD led me to the book called “Who Killed Candida?” In that book, I learned about eating whole grains and beans, and it helped me so much to stabilize my out of control blood sugar.

Eat More Fiber-

Fiber is the secret key to a low glycemic load…it’s like a sponge that soaks up sugar, making it burn more slowly in your digestive system.

Advantages of Fiber:

  1. You burn more calories because your body has to work longer digesting your food.
  2. You stay full longer. You’re digesting longer, so you stay satisfied longer and ultimately eat less over the course of a day than if you eat low fiber foods.
  3. You reduce your appetite-slowing down absorption means slowing down the rate at which your blood sugar rises and falls; you want an even metabolic keel, not a roller coaster. Keeping your blood sugar from spiking helps you reduce the insulin spike, reducing your appetite.

Two types of super fibers Dr. Hyman recommends:

Konjac root fiber-five times more powerful than psyllium, oat fiber, or guar gum in lowering cholesterol. Dr. Hyman says that used in conjunction with the healthy diet outline in this book and exercise, konjac fiber helps reduce blood sugar and cholesterol, and facilitates weight loss. See www.ultrametabolism.com for more on information on where to find konjac root fiber.

Rye Fiber- from the whole grain, not rye flour-has unique properties that lower blood sugar and insulin more than other fibers such as wheat fiber. Rye foods also have special phytonutrient compounds called lignans that are chemically similar to human hormones. These have repeatedly been associated with lower cancer and cardiovascular disease risks.

Whole grains in general help control blood sugar and insulin and reduce the risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease. The fiber factor is an important aspect of long term weight loss. It is found in all unprocessed, unrefined, whole plant foods such as beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables.

Avoid Sugar at All Costs

Carbs with a high glycemic load turn into sugar quickly. We are SWIMMING in SUGAR. The average person eats about 180 pds per year, or about a half a pound per day….some eat more than that! When you eat sugar it sets off a vicious cycle of sugar cravings, increased insulin production, increased appetite, more sugar intake, and more insulin production, until you are in a cycle of craving, binging and crashing all day. This eventually leads to insulin resistance, which is a major contributor to weight gain and rabid aging.

Refined carbs are ever present in our diet. White bread, sugar, pasta, white rice, and white potatoes are all quickly absorbed starches with a high glycemic load that converts to sugar in our body at a very rapid rate. Soft drinks, sugar sweetened drinks, including supposedly healthy drinks like Gatorade,and alcohol contribute to excessive sugar.

Watch out for sugar disguised under other names:

  • corn syrup
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • sucrose
  • glucose
  • maltose
  • dextrose
  • lactose
  • fructose
  • white grape juice or other fruit concentrate
  • honey
  • barley malt
  • maple sugar
  • sucanat
  • natural cane sugar
  • dehydrated cane juice
  • brown sugar
  • turbinado sugar
  • invert sugar

Watch out for added sugars in fruit drinks…high fructose corn syrup is often added and the manufacturer is required only to list the total grams of sugar.

Read your labels to beware of hidden sugars….list in the book on p. 96. Better yet, try to get away from foods with labels. As I was reminded today by my friend Kaye Woode, most of the cans are toxic that our food is in…we need to get away from canned foods.

Stay Away from High Fructose Corn Syrup

One of the great dangers of our food supply is high fructose corn syrup, and ingredient of almost every sweetened or processed food that many Americans consume every day, such as sodas, canned foods, cookies, cakes, baked goods, and frozen foods.

High fructose corn syrup is a supersugar and Dr. Soto told us at the “You’re Not Fat, You are Toxic” seminar last week that the introduction of HFCS into the food supply is associated with the beginning of the obesity epidemic. Other factors such as reduced levels of physical activity, increased portion sizes, eating more than half our meals in restaurants, on the go, changes in the types of foods eaten, moving from a whole food, plant based high fiber diet to a sugary trans fat rich, low fiber low vitamin and mineral diet, and the overall “toxic food environment have certainly played a role too. However the effect of HFCS in soft drinks and other sweetened beverages merits serious consideration as an important cause of the obesity epidemic.

Why is High Fructose Corn Syrup So Bad for Us?

It is absorbed more quickly than regular sugar and enters your cells without any help. It doesn’t require the help of insulin the way glucose does. Once inside the cell, it is made into cholesterol and triglycerides, making the levels shoot straight up and causes problems with your liver that slow down metabolism even more. It produces a fatty liver and is the major cause of abnormal liver function tests in this country. Dr. Hyman says it is probably the biggest reason for the increase in cholesterol levels we have seen in the last 20 years. None of the normal controls on appetite are triggered when you eat foods or beverages containing high fructose corn syrup resulting in increased appetite, calorie intake, and weight gain as well as high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Stay Away from Artificial Sweeteners!

See blog for latest on Aspertame’s scheme to change name to something else that sounds harmless

One of the side effects of these sweetners is stimulation of hunger through the insulin response…a number of studies show that aspartame may lead to increased food and calorie intake by making your body produce insulin by making it think sugar is on the way. Consequently, your body craves sugar to balance our insulin level, so you eat more food to take care of excess insulin, and this whole pattern disrupts your appetite control system in serious ways. It can lead to insulin resistance which has many serious health consequences.

Studies show that aspartame may disrupt brain chemistry and induce neurophysical changes that might increase seizure risk, depression, and headaches…stay away from them. 100 percent of the industry funded studies conclude aspartame is safe, 92 percent of independently funded research identified aspartame as a potential cause of adverse effects.

Epidemic of Insulin Resistance:

When you eat too much sugar in any form, your body develops a dangerous resistance to insulin. Insulin resistance compounds the initial injury you are doing to your metabolism when you eat excess sugar, making it much harder to lose weight. Insulin resistance has also been associated with every major disease related to aging, including cancer, dementia, heart disease and diabetes. Also leads to other metabolic abnormalities including hypertension, low HDL (good ) cholesterol, high LDL (bad cholesterol, high triglycerides, obesity, inflammation and abnormal blood clotting, increased risk of coronary artery disease, stroke and other diseases caused by plaque build up in the walls

Ask about the metabolic sydrome self accessment test: Dr. Hyman recommends getting tested by a recommended doctor to see if you have metabolic sydrome: If you do, using the principles in this book will help you to reverse the condition.

Step one was the perfect meal composition.

Step 2 : Eat early and Often

Eating in a regular, rhymic pattern at roughly the same time each day will help you eat less, burn more fat, and lower your cholestero and insulin levels. You need to eat 3 meals a day with a couple of snacks, Dr. Hyman recommends…this increases your metabolism when you are eating more often. Eating regular meals heats up your metabolic fire and burns more calories afte eating.

Eating erratically, on the go, away from home, at your desk, or whenever your hectic scheule permits will lead you down the path to constant hunger, greater food consumption, inefficient engery production, low energy level, weight gain, and obesity.

Eat Breakfast

We learned earlier in the book that it is important to eat breakfast to get our metabolism going. Not eating breakfast leads to eating more through out the day not less. Studies show that ones who skip breakfast have higher levels of cholesterol and are more insulin resistant, leading to more weight gain, more heart disease, more inflammation, and all the other age related diseases.

A University of Texas study showed that eating more calories early in the day satisfied more than eating calories later in the day…so eat like a king at breakfast, queen at lunch, and pauper at supper!

The other finding of this study showed that whole foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, and nuts led to a lower intake of calories regardless of the time of day they were eaten.

If you eat foods from refined foods like doughnuts…you tend to eat more calories overall. Eating a good breakfast that is slowly absorbed like eggs, nut butters, a protein shake or whole grains with nuts is MUCH better and helps to prevent metabolic fluctiations during the day.

Eating breakfast is one of the few things accosiated with longevity and a healthy weight.

Eating breakfast “breaks the fast”, brings your blood sugar levels back to normal, kickstarts your metabolism, sets you up to be on an even metabolic keel for the rest of the day….so BREAK your fast in the morning and give yourself more energy, make you healthier, and help you to lose weight.

Don’t Eat Just Before Bed

Eating before bed is a guaranteed way to slow your metabolism and gain weight. Eat supper earlier and try not to go to bed for two to three hours afterwards. When youre asleeo all the hormone and messenger molecules that control your metabolism promote healing, repair, and growth. Also try to eat more lightly at supper by eating more early in the day to help you lose weight and maintain weight loss. Taking a stroll after supper really helps reduce your blood sugar and boosts your metabolism.

Step 3: Enjoy Foods that Control your appetite and avoid foods that send it out of control

In Ch. 16 it shares the basic guidelines for eating in a way that will help you naturally and effortlessly control your appetite. To help us create harmony in our hormones, turn on genes that make us lose weight, and control our appetite, we wiant to concentrae on whole, unprocessed foods that have good fats, a low glycemic load and high in phytonutrients.

Basic Ultrametabolism Whole Real Food Principles

  • Choose organic produce and animal products whenever possible.
  • Cold-water fish such as salmon, halibut, and sable contain and abundance of beneficial essential fatty acids, omega 3 oils that reduce inflammation. A great source of smaller, wild alaskan salmon, sable, and halibut high in omega-3 fats and low in toxins is Bital Choice seafood (www.vital choice.com) Canned wild salmon is great emergency food
  • Eat high quality protein such as fish, especially fatyy, coldwater fish such as salmon, sable, small halibut, herring, and sardines, plus shellfish.
  • Eat omega-3 eggs, up to eight a week.
  • Create meals high in low- glycemic legumes such as lentils, chickpeas, he mentions soybeans, which I don’t recommend. These foods slow the release of sugars into the bloodstream, helping to prevent excess insulin release, which leads to hyperinsulinemia and its related health concerns, including poor heart heal, obesity, high blood pressure, high LDL (bad) cholesterol, and low (good) choleserol.
  • Eat a cornucopia of fresh fruits and vegetables teeming with phytonutrients-carotenoids, flavonoids, and polyphenols-which are associated with a lower incidence of nearly all health problems, including obesity and aging.
  • Use more slow burning low glycemic vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, kale, spinach, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts
  • Berries, cherries, peaches, plums, rhubar, pears, and apples are optimal fruits. Organic frozen berries (Cascadian Farms, Publix has a small selection)can be used in your shakes.
  • Focus on anti-inflammatory foods including wild fish and other sources of omega-3 fats, red and purple berries (these are rich in polyphenols), dark green leafy vegetables, orange sweet potatoes, and nuts.
  • Eat more anitooxidant-rich foods, including orange and yellow vegetables, dark green leafy vegetables (kale, collards, spinach, etc) anthocyanidins (berries, beets, pomegrantates, ) and purple grapes containing trans-resveratrol, blueberries, bilberries, cranberries, and cherries. In fact, antioxidants are found in all colorful fruits and vegetables.
  • Include detoxifying foods in your diet, such as cuciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, Chines cabbage, and Chinese broccoli), green ea, water cress, dandelion greens, cilantro, artichokes, garlic, citrus peels, pomegrantates, and even cocoa.
  • Use herbs such as rosemary, ginger, and turmeric in cooking that are powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and detoxifiers.
  • Avoid excessive quantities of meat. Use lean organic or grass fed (when possible) animal products in moderation-beef, chicken, pork, lamb, buffalo, ostrich….Good sources around here are Earth Fare, Publix, Dixon Family Meats www.dixonfamilymeats.com, Beyond Organics, www.beyondorganics.org.
  • Garlic and onions are noted for their cholesterol blood pressure lowering and anitoxidant effects. They are also anit inflammatory and enhance detoxification.
  • A diet high in fiber further helps to stablize blood sugar by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates and supports a healthy lower bowl and digestive tract. Try to gradually increase fiber to 30-50 grams a day and include soluble or viscous fiber (legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, vegetables, and fruit) which slows sugar absorption from the gut.
  • Use extra virgin olive oil, which contains anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants.
  • He recommends organic soy products…i don’t unless they are fermented, and then I am cautious because of some of the negative effects such as damaging the thyroid.
  • Increase your intake of nuts and seeds, including raw walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, and pumkin and flaxseeds.
  • And yes…chocolate, only the darkest, most luxurious kind and only one to two ounces a day. It should be at least 70 percent cocoa.

Also, to keep your appetite in blance, there are some foods you need to avoid whenever possible. There is a more detailed list in Chapter 16:

  • Hydrogenated oils
  • Refined vegetable oils
  • Sugars
  • Artificial sweetners
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Flour products
  • Refined Grains including Organic Gluten Free Cereals, Cookies, Crackers,etc.
  • Junk Food
  • Fast foods
  • Processed foods

Step 4 Certain Herbs that Have Effect on Appetite Control

  • Ginseng
  • Green Tea
  • Fenugreek
  • Cinnamon

Step 5 Use Supplements to Control Your Appetite and Balance the Brain-Fat-Gut Cell Communication

  • Alpha-lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant that improves glucose metabolism
  • Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) found in evening primrose oil
  • PGX (PolyGlycopleX) or konjac root fiber, special fibers that absorb sugar and fat in the gut.

Step 6: Testing to Find the Cause of an Appetite That is Out of Controlling

I’m not sure why Dr. Hyman put this last…i would recommend it to be first so you can work on the causes and not just be randomly trying things that may or may not help. That is something I learned from Dr. Henry, to test, not to guess, and I appreciate Dr. Soto testing to find out the causes. Find a good holistic, or integrative or functional medicine doctor in your area…if you don’t know where to start looking you can contact www.metametrix.com or contact me and I will try to help you find a doctor in your area who does this kind of testing. When you find one, hang on to them because they are worth their weight in GOLD! These doctors use specific tests that are NOT ordinarily used in conventional medicine to help correct normal flora imbalances in the gut, fatty acid imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, heavy metal poisoning, pesticide poisoning and much more that may be causing your appetite to be out of control.

Dr. Hyman encourages us that making a few simple changes in your lifestyle and your meal composition, timing, and frequency, as well as reducing your glycemic load and inceasing fiber by eating a whole -food diet, can shift your metabolsim from hunger to satisfaction, from weight gain to weight loss, from feeling bad to feeling fabulous.


Your appetite control system is governed by a complex set of interactions between your gut, fat, and brain cells. You can gain some control over it using the six step process outline in this chapter.

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Ultrametabolism- Control Your Appetite, Harness Your Brain Chemistry for Weight Loss

Ultrametabolism, Ch. 9 Control Your Appetite

Harnessing Your Brain Chemistry for Weight Loss

13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.

Psalm 139: 13-18

GOD choreographs the “molecular dance” which goes on every second of every minute of every day in every cell in the universe. For the record, once cell has about 200 trillion molecules. He makes note of the smallest seed and the tiniest sparrow. He is not too busy to keep records even of our falling hair. Yet in our darkness we suppose HE has overlooks us. HE hasn’t.” Elisabeth Elliot

The Power of the Gut-Brain-Fat-Cell Connection

In our book, Dr. Hyman shared he was invited to a Summit on Obesity in 2004, a gathering of all the top weight loss experts. He commented on the toxic eating environment of the average American town…fast foods and convenience stores at every turn. He said even if one wanted to, it would be hard to find a healthy meal, and he commented on the super-sized soda’s and refined starches that were so accessible that fueled food cravings and the obesity epidemic.

The man who impressed him the most was the doctor who had struggled with his weight, as he shot up to 400 pds, and had tried every diet imaginable. He even did gastric bypass and still found a way to cheat and regained the weight. He described the feeling an insatiable hunger and craving always gnawing at him. He tried the weight loss suppressant-fen phen, and said it was as if a switch had been turned off in his brain. He wasn’t hungry anymore. He realized that his drive to eat was hormonal or chemical in orgin. …he eventually got off the fen phen because of the dangers of it, but he learned to use his food as his medicine. Rather than food being his poison, through careful use of meal timing and composition, it became his medicine. Dr. Hyman said it was a remarkable example of the power of the gut-brain-fat-cell connection. Getting the signals mixed will lead to misery. Getting them right will lead to good health and weight loss.

Appetite Our of Control

A complex set of chemical interactions among your brain, nervous system, metabolic hormones, special fat cells and immune system makes us your appetite control system. Dr. Hyman calls this the gut-brain-fat cell connection.

When working properly as GOD designed them, they are an elegant machine that pinpoints when you need energy and asks you to consume calories to obtain that energy. But when they go haywire ( and there are many ways for them to go haywire, they cause you to eat when you don’t need to, contributing to weight gain, and almost every other health problem we face.

One of the reasons Americans gain extra weight is their appetite control system is out of balance.Rebalancing and fine tuning is what this chapter is all about.

How well did you do on the Gut-Brain-Fat Cell Communication Quiz​?

4 Basic Parts of Appetite Control System

  1. The wiring of your nervous system-autonomic nervous system or wiring connecting the brain, gut, and fat cells. When I went to Texas for the first time, I learned my autonomic nervous system was really out of whack…pesticides…constantly eating and had to eat large quantities to feel stable and full. Started detoxing in sauna and through IV’s and I began to be able to eat less, and eat regular timed meals.
  2. Weight Control Hormones: Metabolic hormones, including the hormones and molecules made by your fat cells.
  3. Command Central Messengers: Brain messenger chemicals call neuropeptides, also go along with neurotransmitters, another term I became familiar with at the environmental health clinic….pesticides and chemicals can mess these up badly!
  4. Molecules of inflammation: cytokines , messenger molecules of the immune system , produced in fat cells ( and white blood cells and liver cells) with wide ranging effects

All these components work together to communicate among all the organs and tissues responsible for managing our weight and keeping us alive. Their signals flow among your stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, fat cells, endocrine (hormone) system, brain, and autonomic nervous system. Good communication equals a health metabolism. Tell about painters wife who died, gained a lot of weight, we got sick about the same time…

What kind of things mess of the communication of these messengers between one another….pesticides, mold, chemicals, lawn spray

When these things are in balance, weight stays in balance, when they are out of balance….weight gets out of balance. The Ultrametabolism Prescription in the back of the book is designed to keep these messengers in balance.

One of the messengers made in the pancreas and fat cells is called

Gail Clanton’s daughter first who I heard that term from…she worked in the chemistry lab in college….did that get her messengers out of balance?

The key to controlling your appetite is learning how to create harmony among all the parts of your metabolism that make up your appetite regulation system.

Weight Controlling Molecules Creating Harmony

Hormones are the messenger molecules of the endocrine system- including your fat cells! Good estrogen, bad estrogen…produced by plastics the number one pollutant in our bodies

Neurotransmitters are the messenger molecules of the nervous system-

Cytokines are the messenger molecules of the immune system also including your fat cells.

Our CREATOR really fined tuned these molecules and when they are harmonious we have good health and good metabolism. When this process of communication is out of balance, it wreaks havoc on your system. You get hungry after you have just eaten, you store fat when you should burn it, your body starts ignoring the normal signals for appetite and metabolism, and the result is weight gain and disease….

How many of you have experienced this? I have surely have, Gail’s daughter….

6 Ways You Can Influence the Complex Melodies of your Hormone System:

  1. Compose the perfect meals
  2. Eat early and often
  3. Enjoy foods that control your appetite and avoid foods that send it out of control . (check food allergies)
  4. Use herbs to optimize hormonal balance.( make sure not allergic to)
  5. Use supplements to control your appetite and balance the brain fat gut cell communication ( make sure not allergic too)
  6. Consider testing to find the causes of an appetite that is out of control.Allergies,

Step One: Compose the Perfect Meal:

Eat Real Food: Include as many real, whole, unprocessed foods in your diet as possible. Get rid of the fake food you are eating. This is an important step in detoxifying and cleaning up your diet, making you healthier, helping to control your appetite and lose weight. Stop eating foods with labels on them.

Examples of Real Foods:

Whole fruit, not canned fruit or fruit juices

Whole veggies, not canned ones

Wild fish, not farmed fish

Whole grains, not processed wheat

Grass fed beef, not feed lot beef

Nuts, seeds, and legumes or beans, not fried or salted

Eating the Right Fats

Helps you to turn on the genes that help you lose weight and turn off the ones that cause you to gain weight. Fats are one of the key parts of our diet that control genes, weight, and inflammation.

How Fats Help:

  • provide satisfying, slowly absorbed energy that makes you feel full faster and keeps you feeling full longer.
  • Help to lower the glycemic load of the whole meal by mixing with all the rest of the food in our gut and allowing it to be absorbed more slowly before it hits our bloodstream.
  • Healthy fats, including extra virgin olive oil, nuts, coconut oil, and fish oil, contain omega 3 fats helping to form health cell membranes…the outer structure of every cell that controls all the signals and messages coming from everywhere in the body (including insulin). Dr. Soto has an instrument that determines the age of your endothelial lining. Do you remember Mr. ED….endothelial dysfunction….endothelial lines every cell of the body and if it gets messed up, nutrients are allowed to pass back and through the blood to the cells.
  • Key fats , omega 3’s enter the cells and communicate with your DNA to turn on special genes that help you increase fat burning, improved your blood sugar control, correct insulin resistance, and reduce inflammation which is very important in losing weight and regaining your health.

One of the best ways to help people lose weight and regain optimal health is to give them an oil change. A recent study showed that fish oil was above and beyond all else that could be done to prevent heart disease, including prescription drugs.

Dr. Sherry Rogers recommends Carlson Labs, Cod Liver Oil in the liquid…i believe it’s Lemon Flavor. I have been using the liquid Xymogen fish oil and taking approximately a tsp a day.

GET the Plastics Out of US! Dr. Rogers says that plastics are the number one toxin in our bodies, and plastics are estrogen mimics making us fat among other health challenges! Just got this about plastics and BPA from Environmental Working Group:http://www.ewg.org/bpa/.  Check it out!


An excellent resource for  Less Toxic Alternatives is called Less Toxic Alternatives by Carolyn Gorman.  You can find it at the American Environmental Health Foundation where Carolyn serves as the Patient Coordinator for the Environmental Health Clinic in Dallas, Tx. http://www.aehf.com/product.php?productid=1953. You can also find Carolyn on the web for consulting at: http://lesstoxicalternatives.com/About_Carolyn_Gorman.html

 Check out this GREAT WEBSITE for helping you to keep your and your family healthy!www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/.  If you follow the healthier and natural way of living and doctoring, then your appetite will be stabilized and not get out of control by all the chemicals, pesiticides, GMO foods, etc we live around….BE WISE and THRIVE! 

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Creating UltraMetabolism in Your Body: Fixing All The Keys that Create UltraMetabolism


Fixing All the Keys to Create UltraMetabolism


January 14, Oswald Chambers

Called By God

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ’Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ’Here am I! Send me’ —Isaiah 6:8

God did not direct His call to Isaiah— Isaiah overheard God saying, “. . . who will go for Us?” The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. “Many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14). That is, few prove that they are the chosen ones. The chosen ones are those who have come into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and have had their spiritual condition changed and their ears opened. Then they hear “the voice of the Lord” continually asking, “. . . who will go for Us?” However, God doesn’t single out someone and say, “Now, you go.” He did not force His will on Isaiah. Isaiah was in the presence of God, and he overheard the call. His response, performed in complete freedom, could only be to say, “Here am I! Send me.”

Remove the thought from your mind of expecting God to come to force you or to plead with you. When our Lord called His disciples, He did it without irresistible pressure from the outside. The quiet, yet passionate, insistence of His “Follow Me” was spoken to men whose every sense was receptive (Matthew 4:19). If we will allow the Holy Spirit to bring us face to face with God, we too will hear what Isaiah heard-”the voice of the Lord.” In perfect freedom we too will say, “Here am I! Send me.”

I had this call renewed to me over the holidays while I was listening to several messages from Passion 2013. As the speakers spoke about setting the captives free, once again, GOD quietly reaffirmed to me about sharing the salvation we have in CHRIST JESUS, and the call to share with others how to bring healing to the captives of sickness. I am not a “name it claim it person, and I do believe that JESUS uses our infirmities and sufferings to help us spiritually and get us in places we would never be without suffering. I also believe HIS Words that say, “My people perish for a lack of knowledge.” We are living in a toxic swamp of chemicals, bad foods, molds, and among other chronic health issues, the American people are obese, and there is a reason. We have to learn these reason’s that include the food we eat, and go beyond the food, and physical exercise… just eat less and exercise more, is the traditional answers to weight loss. This class is to help you find out the reasons why you are struggling and what we can do to overcome these toxins we live among that are making us fat and sick.

     In  chapter 8, of UltraMetabolism, Dr. Hyman met  the patient when he was working at Canyon Ranch where he was Co-Medical Director for almost 10 years. “Lauren,” had many significant undiagnosed problems that accounted for her symptoms of weight gain, fatigue and digestive problems. He diagnosed her with a stomach infection, H. pylori, that can cause heartburn, gastric reflux, and generalized inflammation.

Inflammation is one of the keys to UltraMetabolism and is often a major unexplained factor causing weight gain or preventing weight loss. Lauren’s inflammation level, measured by a test called C Reactive protein, was very high. Her good (HDL) cholesterol was very low, and her total cholesterol was 8.35 and should have been less than 3.0. When cholesterol is elevated, one of the common causes is thyroid function is impaired…why? This gets back to heavy metals and chemical a lot of times…they are everywhere…in our cleaning supplies, car exhaust, personal care items, foods we eat, what we swim in…what we eat…the air we breath. If you have a sluggish detox system like mine…you are in trouble. Lauren was severely insulin resistant, a state induced by high levels of refined carbohydrates in the diet caused her to produce huge quantities of insulin that made her even hungrier for starchy carbohydrates. She had also developed a fatty liver common in people with blood sugar problems, which meant she had built up even more toxic weight because she couldn’t detoxify properly.

Impaired detoxification, or trouble with getting rid of our own or environmental toxins is another major key leading to weight gain. Her metabolism, tested during exercise was 40 percent slower than it should have been. She burned 40 percent calories than she should have when exercising.

He prescribed an eating plan that switched Margaret’s metabolism from storing fat to burning it. She went on the Ultrametabolism Program :eating proteins for breakfast, eliminating the white menace (white sugar, white flour, and refined carbohydrates) to reduce her blood sugar swings, eating more omega-3 fats from wild fish and flaxseeds, and performing moderate exercise in the mornings. He treated her stomach infection and had her take multivitamins, fish oil, and lipoic acid (a special nutrient that improves metabolism) to help balance her blood sugar, as well as an herb, milk thistle, to heal her fatty liver.

She returned three months later, 53 pounds lighter, three sizes smaller on top, and one size smaller on the bottom. Her blood sugar and insulin levels had improved dramatically. Her total cholesterol had dropped like a stone, and her good cholesterol increased. Her liver and inflammation tests had returned to normal. She now wakes up full of energy and no more heartburn. She has her life back.

Giving Your Genes the Right Instructions

Lauren is common….many have tried everything to lose weight and can’t. Most of what they were doing was steeped in mythology that surrounds health and weight loss and they had little hope of changing their lives using outdated and scientifically unfounded methods.

This book is an instruction book for our bodies to help create an individualized approach for helping to discover the keys that are blocking your metabolism from working efficiently. We are very blessed to have a doctor working in our area now, who can do specific tests to help you and him discover trouble spots and deal with them. He is working with me, to help me detox and build up nutritionally so that I can go on the heavy metal protocol….it’s a slow process though. We were hoping to start after CHRISTmas, but my body is not ready yet.

The information in the rest of this book will help us not only to succeed in managing our weight, but also in long term health and well being. We will learn together the keys to reversing disease and “BEING SET FREE,” of the chronic painful and annoying symptoms we live with every day such as fatigue, headaches, stress, digestive problems, joint pains, and even postnasal drip. We will experience effortless weight loss and address the underlying causes of chronic disease. The consequences of these changes will be a new feeling of life and energy. Is this just wishful thinking?

No, Dr. Sherry Rogers, Dr. Katherine Henry both have been teaching these principals for years along with many others, and have seen remarkable recoveries in their own health as they have practiced these principles and healed thousands of patients through these methods. 

The problem with our current approach to weight loss and health problems is everyone is treated equally and given one prescription for weight loss: “Eat less, exercise more.” THIS IS NOT THE WHOLE STORY….

We are all genetically and biochemically unique. UltraMetabolism will help us identify the hidden keys to your metabolism and turn on the genes that will make us healthy and fit. This approach will help create a personalized program on a foundation of scientifically based, sound nutritional principals.


  • Part 2 summarizes the critical keys that underlie nearly all weight problems ( and most chronic diseases).

  • Using the quizzes in each chapter, you will learn if you need to focus on correcting problems in that key.

  • Following the steps in each chapter in Part 2 for foods, supplements, herbs, and tests, you will help correct those problems.

  • If you need further help, suggestions for testing and further help are offered.

Important Announcement about Seminar by Dr. Rodney Soto, who recommended the book UltraMetabolism to me.  He along with Dr. Katherine Henry, Dr. Sherry Rogers, Dr. William Rea and others have been using and  teaching some or all of these methods on their own health and their patients… working on getting the toxins out and the nutrients in!


Learn about this unique, individualized, and holistic approach to
weight management. Dr. Soto will discuss the impact of
environmental toxins on your weight and metabolism and how you
can optimize your long term health without surgery, diets, hormone
injections or appetite suppressants.
Speaker: Rodney D. Soto, M.D.
Date: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013 6:30 p.m. CST
Location: Grille 29 445 Providence Main Street Huntsville, Alabama
Sponsor: Holistic Medical Center of Alabama
Fee: $ 25.00
RSVP by January 21st at 256-325-1648 space is limited
Our class will be attending this seminar, LORD willing next Tuesday night, so we won’t be meeting at our house.

 This is an important article that Dr. Mercola posted on his site about the way that the accumulation of mercury in our body affects our health from anxiety to depression to fatigue, weight gain, Parkinson’s and more. He also discusses the tedious process of detoxing these heavy metals from the body…it must be overseen by a wise and knowledgable physician who knows what they are doing. I am living proof of that…