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Evolving Food Pyramids

  • Humans are the only animals that eat according to their philosophy –
  • i.e. we generally aim to eat what we think is healthy.
  • Food pyramids aim to give us an idea of what to eat and how much but who gets to decide what goes on them and what is the impact on your health and wellbeing?

Research is Skewed…

  • …to the bias of the person doing the research.
  • Even well meaning people.
  • Then add marketing & political lobbying to that and you get major “nutritional information wars”.
  • Some examples to read: Calories aren't equal
  • Low Fat Claims China Study Low Fat Claims 2

Darag Rennie MBChB

  • Graduated from Otago Medical School only to find I was happier helping people live healthy lives rather than fixing disease.
  • Spirit-Mind-Body connection
  • Healthy Mind Healthy Body
  • Experienced people healing a wide variety of things with their minds but the main point was to help people re-connect with who they were and what they wanted so they could fully healthy lives.

Darag Rennie MBChB

  • Predominantly vegetarian from 1976-2007.
  • Wheat and dairy free for 20 of those years due to bloating, joint pain & congestion.
  • Vegan for 10 years.
  • 1990 positive experience with some food supplements made me stop paying lip service to healthy eating.
  • In my early 50’s developed blephyritis, then rosacea and bad blood fat profile. Plus body fat was still not where I wanted it to be.
  • Testicular cancer when I was 53 (emotional?)
  • Transitioned to a hunter-gatherer diet over the past 2-3 years.
  • Healthy Mind = Healthy Body + Healthy Body = Healthy Mind. It’s about finding that balance.

Your Philosophy Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

  • If you want to learn from Lierre Keith who destroyed her body with 20 years of vegan eating. Very emotive and enlightening.
  • http://www.lierrekeith.com

Why is it?

  • That we can put a man into outer space or into the deep ocean but there is confusion about what to put inside???

Particularly when these are the main instruments of disease and death in our society?

  • Isn’t it time we learned to take some truly aware responsibility for how we use them?


  • Review what’s happening to the food pyramid
  • Latest research from selected sources to give you an understanding of the impact on your body of everyday foods
  • Recommendation for a healthier food pyramid that you can apply now.
  • What to eat, how much to eat and what not to eat.
  • I also recommend you read the authors yourself for further clarity.
  • ?
  • Hopefully, you’ll find the presentation helpful for you. I believe, when looking at ideas, we need to clarify what we believe in relation to them and if they make sense to us it’s best to then ‘make the decision right’ to go ahead and explore them so that we can determine for ourselves if the ideas are truly helpful for us or not.


  • To help you move up the emotional guidance scale around looking after yourself by introducing you to reputable sources and giving you specific guidleines
  • Food is so much about complacency and creature comforts
  • We need to stop it
  • Get real
  • Take the steps we need to take
  • Share it with others
  • Reverse the statistics
  • Read this right through, get the main points and come back to visit the links (in light grey font) for more understanding
  • The Emotional Guidance Scale
  • Where am I now? Which way am I heading?
  • 1. Joy / Knowledge / Empowerment / Freedom / Love / Appreciation 2. Passion 3. Enthusiasm / Eagerness / Happiness 4. Positive Expectation / Belief 5. Optimism 6. Hopefulness 7. Contentment 8. Boredom 9. Pessimism 10. Frustration / Irritation / Impatience 11. “Overwhelment” 12. Disappointment 13. Doubt 14. Worry 15. Blame 16. Discouragement 17. Anger 18. Revenge 19. Hatred / Rage 20. Jealousy 21. Insecurity / Guilt / Unworthiness 22. Fear / Grief / Depression / Despair / Powerlessness
  • Abraham-Hicks Book – “Ask and It Is Given”.

How do you know…

  • … when you’ve eaten wrong?
  • Bloated
  • Still hungry for something
  • Food cravings
  • Lethargic
  • Hyper – tired but wired
  • This is not normal
  • … when you’ve eaten right?
  • Feel replete
  • Good energy
  • Mental clarity
  • Which lasts for 3-4 hours and more till you get hungry again
  • This is normal
  • Learn to explore and listen to your body rather than what someone says is healthy.

Evolving Food Pyramids

  • ?
  • The BIG Question is …
  • When doctor’s disagree,
  • where does that leave
  • YOU
  • and me?

Do Dr’s Disagree? Dr Barry Marshall

  • Scepticism that stomach ulcers could be caused by bacteria!
  • Had to try it on himself to provide proof of the theory as they couldn’t infect animals.
  • http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Dr-Barry-Marshall-Australian-physician-Nobel-Prize-laureate-winner/tabid/506/articleID/13721/Default.aspx http://www.helico.com/

Do Dr’s Disagree?

  • Rewrote the text books.
  • It was a story that was 100 years in the making
  • As you will see later there are parallels with our understanding of healthy eating
  • http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2005/marshall-autobio.html

Where does that leave you and me?

  • You and I don’t have 100 years to wait.
  • Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti- medicine. But I am very pro- looking after yourself
  • Responsibly Aware
  • Knowing we are responsible for our own health and wellbeing.
  • On the lookout – where is the leading edge?
  • Paying close attention to the cues our bodies give us.

Moral of the Story

  • Put yourself under the microscope and put it to a personal test. One meal at a time.
  • If it makes sense to you, try what I’m going to suggest, pay attention to whether you feel better, body fat starts disappearing and your blood tests improve and go on from there.

You and Your Genes

  • Is it all in the genes?
  • Are you using your genes as a reason to feel powerless or to be empowered?
  • Learn to listen to what your genes are trying to tell you about food and work with them by listening to your body.

Personal History

  • The baker’s grandson – 166cm 5’6” Ranged 64-84kg. Thrifty gene.
  • Mum approx 12yrs
  • Grandad & me
  • Me aged 9

The Other Side

  • Just in case you were wondering.
  • 2010
  • Dad a little older than I am now
  • Dad’s dad & mum

What is food?

  • Macronutrients – protein, fat & carbohydrate – building blocks + energy.
  • Micronutrients – vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients – zero energy but essential to life
  • Water

Before the Pyramid

  • Meat
  • Chicken
  • Fish Eggs
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Bread
  • Rice
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Grains were only ¼ of our recommended intake

USDA Food Pyramid

  • Fat’s and by default, proteins, were ‘demonised’ and we replaced them with various forms of carbohydrate and other simple sugars to make up for lost calories and taste.

Results of the USDA Food Pyramid?

  • Virtual explosion of degenerative diseases
  • Overweight “The fact is this—obesity rates in the US remained stable at around 14% to 15% from 1900 to 1980. Since then the obesity rates have skyrocketed with nearly 60% of the population today overweight or obese. The spike in obese Americans began and progressed when the government recommended fat reduction in our diets.” Dwight Lundell.
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Raised cholesterol & LDL levels
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Auto immune system disorders

Harvard’s thoughts?

  • “Unfortunately, the information embodied in this pyramid doesn't point the way to healthy eating.
  • Why not? Its blueprint was based on shaky scientific evidence, and it hasn't appreciably changed over the years to reflect major advances in our understanding of the connection between diet and health.
  • A panel of experts now at work revising the USDA's pyramid could create a newer, healthier guide. But that would be a surprise, given that it comes from the branch of the U.S. government responsible for promoting American agriculture, not health.” Walter C. Willett, MD
  • http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/
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Dwight Lundell

  • Stopped being a heart surgeon to help people understand what to eat.
  • “The dietary recommendations made by the USDA Food Pyramid are as distant from what we are genetically designed to consume as the space shuttle is to Paleolithic man.”
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Sylvain Lee Weinberg, MD - Journal of American College of Cardiology 2004

  • The low-fat diet heart hypothesis has been the subject of controversy for nearly 100 years. The low-fat high- carbohydrate diet promulgated vigorously by the National Cholesterol Education Program, National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association, since the Lipid Research Clinics (LRC) primary prevention program in 1984, and earlier by the US Department of Agriculture Food Pyramid, may well have played an unintended role in the current epidemics of obesity, lipid abnormalities and Metabolic Syndromes.
  • This diet can no longer be defended by appeal to the authority of prestigious medical organizations or by rejecting clinical experience and a growing medical literature suggesting that the much maligned low-carbohydrate-high protein may have a salutory effect on the epidemics in question.”
  • http://content.onlinejacc.org/cgi/content/abstract/43/5/731

Dr’s Michael & Mary Eades MD

  • Tied historical, current epidemiological "the study of what is upon the people" & direct experimental evidence together to show that:
  • “Elevated Blood Pressure
  • Elevated Cholesterol & Triglycerides
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • are all symptoms of high blood sugar and insulin resistance. By treating the symptom we are missing the problem – chronically elevated insulin & insulin resistance.”
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Ancient Egypt

  • “Bread, cereals, fresh fruit and vegetables, some fish and poultry, almost no red meat, olive oil instead of lard and goat’s milk for drinking and to make into cheese – a veritable nutritionists nirvana.” (Staple - wheat and barley – course ground whole meal flatbread. Grapes, dates, jujube,melons, peaches, olives, pears, pomegranates, carob, apples, nuts. Garlic, onions, lettuce, cucumber, peas, lentils & papyrus. Honey for sweetener. Olive, safflower, linseed and sesame oils
  • Yet ancient Egyptians were plaqued with the same diseases as us. Arteriosclerosis, heart disease, overweight, arthritis, gum and tooth problems. The drawings could very well have been the first spin doctoring we succumbed to.

Harvard’s c.f. Early Egypt

  • Ancient Egypt
  • “Bread, cereals, fresh fruit and vegetables, some fish and poultry, almost no red meat, olive oil instead of lard and goat’s milk for drinking and to make into cheese – a veritable nutritionists nirvana.” Eades
  • (Staple - wheat and barley – course ground whole meal flatbread. Grapes, dates, jujube,melons, peaches, olives, pears, pomegranates, carob, apples, nuts. Garlic, onions, lettuce, cucumber, peas, lentils & papyrus. Honey for sweetener. Olive, safflower, linseed and sesame oils)

Hunter Gatherer vs Agricultural

  • For 700,000 years we got 75% of calories from meat
  • (meat, fat, nuts & berries)
  • Tall, strong, well formed bones, sound teeth
  • 8-10,000 years ago we get 25% of calories from meat
  • (predominantly grain based)
  • Skeletal signs of malnutrition, stunted growth and tooth decay
  • Paleopathologists can identify which culture, remains are from.

American Indian Studies

  • Claire Cassidy - “Indeed, we are only now, as we come out on the other side of what might be called ‘Agricultural-superiority ethnocentrism’, in a position to realise the fatal bargain we, as agriculturalists seem to have made.” http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/low-carb-diets/nutrition-and-health-in-agriculturalists-and-hunter-gatherers/

Aboriginal Studies

  • Professor Kerin O'Dea “… all of the metabolic abnormalities of Type II Diabetes were either greatly improved (glucose tolerance, insulin response to glucose) or completely normalised (plasma lipids) in a group of diabetic aborigines by a relatively short (7 week) reversion to traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle.”
  • http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1440-1681.1991.tb01412.x/abstract

Reader’s Digest article on Statins

  • “Cardiologists say that nobody in today’s Western society has a cholesterol as low as it was designed to be; in comparison to hunter gatherer communities and animals, our collective cholesterol level is through the roof.”
  • November 2009

History of Restricted CHO

  • 1825 essay Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin “Preventative or Curative Treatment of Obesity”
  • “Now, an antifat diet is based on the commonest and most active cause of obesity, since, as it has already been clearly shown, it is only because of grains and starches that fatty congestion can occur, as much in a man as in the animals; this effect… plays a large part in the commerce of fattened beasts for our markets, and it can be deduced, as an exact consequence, that a more or less rigid abstinence from everything that is starchy or floury will lead to the lessening of weight.”

History of Restricted CHO

  • Banting’s “Letter on Corpulence” 1869
  • So fat he couldn’t tie his shoes & could only walk downstairs backwards.
  • Results from physician’s recommendations delighted him so much he produced his letter, which had many reprints.
  • So popular the idea of dieting was originally called ‘banting’.
  • http://www.lowcarb.ca/corpulence/

Science behind Carbohydrate Restriction

  • It’s just taken 165 years (1825-1990) for the science to explain Jean-Anthelme’s comment:
  • “…as it has already been clearly shown, it is only because of grains and starches that fatty congestion can occur…”

Influence of Food on Insulin & Glucagon Master hormones of human metabolism. Chart from “Protein Power”

  • Type of Food Insulin Glucagon
  • Carbohydrate +++++ no change
  • Protein ++ ++
  • Fat no change no change
  • Carbohydrate & Fat ++++ no change
  • Protein & Fat ++ ++
  • High Protein Low Carbo ++ +
  • High Carbo Low Protein +++++++++ +

Roles of Insulin Glucagon Storing Burning

  • Lowers elevated blood sugar - - - - - - - - Raises low blood sugar
  • Shifts metabolism into - - - - - - - - - - - - Shifts metabolism into burning storage mode mode
  • Converts glucose & protein to fat- - - - - Converts protein and fat to glucose
  • Converts dietary fat to - - - - - - - - - - - - - Converts dietary fats to ketones and
  • storage sends them to the tissues for energy
  • Removes fat from blood and - - - - - - - - Releases fat from fat cells into the transports it into fat cells blood for use by tissues as energy
  • Increases cholesterol production - - - - - Decreases production of cholesterol
  • Makes kidneys retain excess fluid - - - - - -Makes kidneys release excess fluid
  • Stimulates growth of arterial smooth - - - Stimulates the regression of
  • muscle cells arterial smooth muscle cells
  • Stimulates the use of glucose for - - - - - - -Stimulates the use of fat for energy
  • energy
  • Chart from “Protein Power”

Insulin Glucagon Seesaw

  • “Elevated Blood Pressure, Elevated Cholesterol & Triglycerides, Diabetes, Obesity
  • are all symptoms of high blood sugar and insulin resistance. By treating the symptom we are missing the problem – chronically elevated insulin & insulin resistance.”
  • Dr’s Michael & Mary Eades MD

Dwight Lundell MD

  • ‘Yes, there’s a cure for heart disease but let me be clear—I cannot cure heart disease but you can. Anyone and everyone who reads this book will be able to save more lives than I ever could as a heart surgeon.
  • As you begin to change your perspective and fight this battle, friends, family members, co-workers and our culture in general will try to sabotage your newfound perspective and freedom from disease.
  • We face this current epidemic of heart disease because people don’t challenge the information they are being given. I want you, the reader, to question this book, to question everything. The facts are the only things that are real and with the facts, we can all win this war of heart disease. We, you and me, as a culture, need to get accustomed to challenging all information.’
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Inflammation – The Fire Inside

  • ‘I had noticed many times in the operating room the area around the coronary artery looked inflamed like a three-day old scratch from a dirty stick. All the classic signs of inflammation were there—redness, warmth, swelling, disturbed function and the pieces began falling into place. If I could observe this on the outside of the artery, what was going on inside the artery?’
  • ‘I began to think there was more to inflammation than suspected—that it wasn’t just a side effect but in fact, it was the culprit, the cause of cardiac arrest. If that was so, I could save more lives by actually treating inflammation instead of patching the problem.’
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  • Feb 23, 2004

Inflammation – The Fire Inside

  • Elevated glucose and insulin play key roles in the inflammatory process. High sugar and insulin levels in the blood disturb and agitate the lining of blood cells causing our natural defense system to fight back. Inflammation.
  • LDL is simply a carrier of cholesterol from the liver where it is synthesized, manufactured and distributed to the tissues to be used. However, in the presence of high blood sugar or from oxidative stress, the LDL experiences chemical changes the body perceives as dangerous and reacts.
  • Body fat causes low grade inflammation
  • Lack of exercise increases inflammation
  • From Dwight Lundell MD
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  • “You don’t have to be overweight to have heart disease. The fatty streaks happen internally even in very thin people. In fact, you don’t need any of the symptoms discussed to be walking on the edge of death.”

Inflammation – The Fire Inside

  • “Soon you’ll begin hearing words like interleukin 6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha. These are inflammatory chemicals that cause the liver to produce C-reactive protein. C-reactive protein is the easily measured marker of inflammation in the blood. Very soon it will become one of the most publicly visible terms used in the media when they discuss health, longevity, wellness and disease. Soon every physical examination will test for C-reactive protein. It will become a primary indicator of many diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
  • Recent research has demonstrated that C-reactive protein binds with leptin, which is the hormone that is produced by fat cells that tells your body to stop eating. But, when C-reactive protein binds with leptin, the brain no longer recognizes leptin which means you’ll continue to eat, and eat more.”
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Inflammation – The Fire Inside

  • “It becomes a vicious cycle and once the cycle starts, the choice you had early on at the grocery store becomes less of a choice—now it’s an impulse to feed the fire. It starts with excess simple carbohydrates and the wrong kind of fats. It creates inflammation, obesity, unresponsive cells, and interruption of normal physiological control mechanisms—more eating, less satisfaction and one huge health crisis.”
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Inflammation – The Fire Inside

  • “The sad thing about inflammation with regard to heart disease is that we can’t see the lump or redness when it’s inside the body.
  • We don’t know it’s there but it’s there. I’ve seen it inside every single surgical patient I ever treated. The process is the same and the battle is the same—just in a different location.”
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Diseases related to Obesity “Inflammation is the common factor in almost all.” Dwight Lundell

  • “Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cancers; Breast, Oesophagus, Gastric Cardia, Colorectal
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Day time sleepiness
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Type II Diabetes
  • End stage renal disease
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Gout
  • Heat tolerance disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Impaired immune response
  • Impaired respiratory function
  • Infections following wounds
  • Liver disease
  • Low back pain
  • Obstetric and Gynaecological complications
  • Chronic pain
  • Pancreatitis
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Stroke
  • Surgical complications
  • Urinary Stress Incontinence”

The Way to Control Insulin/Glucagon levels

  • And therefore the amount of inflammation in your body.
  • Is by the choice you make of the foods you eat.

One more word on sugar

  • It’s worth coming back and spending the hour and a half to listen to this.
  • I don’t think it’s the one problem he thinks it is
  • But it’s worth taking action on.
  • Eliminate added Fructose
  • "The Bitter Truth“
  • University of Californa Television
  • Robert H. Lustig, MD. Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

“Bitter Truth” - Summary

  • Hepatic fructose metabolism leads to all the manifestations of metabolic syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • De novo lipogenesis, dyslipidaemia & hepatic stenosis
  • Inflammation
  • Hepatic insulin resistance
  • Obesity
  • CNS leptin resistance promoting continuous consumption
  • Fructose is a chronic hepatotoxin so there is no regulation.
  • Alcohol is an acute hepatotoxin so it gets regulated
  • Again – it’s up to us individually
  • Robert H. Lustig, MD. Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

So Where To From Here?

  • I’ve researched many books and the simplest and easiest plan to follow in terms of protein and carbohydrate amounts was the one I found here.
  • Plus I’ve added a paleolithic twist to it.
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Protein Power – How Much

  • Eating adequate protein for lean body mass & exercise levels.
  • Carbohydrate restriction
  • 30gms CHO per day till down to ideal body weight
  • 55 gms CHO per day to maintain.
  • Others put this at 20-30gms
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30 grams CHO per day

  • When?
  • Body fat more than 20% for men or 25% for women
  • High Blood pressure
  • High cholesterol & TG's & low HDL
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Glucose Intolerance
  • * If pregnant or on medication to control cholesterol, blood pressure, fluid retention or blood sugar don't attempt this without your doctor in the loop.
  • Stay on this till medications markedly reduced or eliminated and down to below 20% for average man or 20-25% for average woman.

What does 30gms per day look like?

  • Beetroot ½ cup 6gms
  • Brocolli Boiled 4gms/cup (Raw 2.2gms/cup)
  • Carrot 1medium – 5gms
  • Onion cooked chopped ¼ cup 5.3 gms
  • Apple ¼ 4.5gms
  • Blueberries 1/3 cup 5.7 gms
  • Total 30.5gms (raw lettuce and spinach unlimited)
  • (Dry wine – 1-1.5gms/oz/30ml)

The Paleolithic Twist

  • “Grains and dairy are nutritional lightweights when compared to calorically matched samples of lean meats, seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Hence inclusion of these food groups into the diet will make the diet less nutritionally dense by reducing its vitamin, mineral and phytochemical content.
  • Additionally dairy products and milk in particular (whether whole, skimmed or fermented) is highly insulinotropic and has been demonstrated to cause insulin resistance in children while simultaneously increasing free IGF-1, a risk factor for many epithelial cell cancers (breast, colon and prostate).
  • Wheat is perhaps the worst of all grains. Recent work from Alessio Fasano’s group has shown wheat increases intestinal permeability in all people — not just celiac patients. A leaky gut likely promotes chronic low level inflammation which drives cardiovascular disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases.*” Loren Cordain *emphasis is mine.
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  • Dr Cordain's paper in the AJCN

55 grams CHO per day

  • When?
  • Less than 20-25% body fat
  • No symptoms - high blood pressure, cholesterol & blood lipid problems, type 2 diabetes or glucose intolerance

What does 55 grams of CHO look like over a day?

  • Beetroot ½ cup 6gms
  • Brocolli RAW 1 cup 2.2gms
  • Carrot 1 medium 5gms
  • Peppers ½ cup 2.3gms
  • Onion cooked chopped ¼ cup 5.3 gms
  • Mushrooms ½ cup 2.3 gms
  • Sauerkraut ½ cup 5.1 gms
  • Spinach boiled 1 cup 3.1 gms
  • Apple ¼ 4.5gms
  • Blueberries 1/3 cup 5.7 gms
  • Kiwifruit 1 8.8 gms
  • Orange ½ med 5.5 gms
  • Total 55.8gms

How Much Protein Do You Need?

  • Depends on:
  • your lean body mass (LBM) and
  • how much exercise you're getting. 
  • Your Lean Body Mass is the main metabolically active part of you.  You want to maintain and nurture it for lots of reasons – fat burning, improved immunity etc.

How to work out your LBM

  • Using “Protein Power”,
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  • an online calculator
  • or someone local to find out your body fat %.
  • Subtract that from your total weight to get your Lean Body Mass
  • Weight
  • – Body Fat%
  • = Lean Body Mass

How much do you exercise? Chart from Protein Power

  • 1  Sedentary.  If you get no physical activity whatsoever your protein need will be 0.5gm per pound of lean body mass.  Sedentary = 0.5 2  Moderately Active.  If you are average in physical activity, devoting 20 or 30 minutes to exercise two or three times per week, your protein need is 0.6 gm per pound of lean body mass.  Moderately Active = 0.6 3.  Active.  If you participate in organized physical activity for more than 30 minutes 3-5 times per week, your protein need is 0.7 gms per pound of lean body mass.  Active = 0.7 4.  Very Active.  If you engage in vigorous physical activity lasting an hour or more five or more times per week, your protein need is 0.8 gms per pound of lean body mass. Very Active = 0.8 5.  Athlete.  If you are a competitive athlete in training, doing twice daily heavy physical workouts for an hour or more, your protein need is 0.9 gm per pound of lean body mass.  Athlete = 0.9 Lean body mass  x activity category number = daily minimum protein need divided by 3 = grams per meal. Main thing is to not eat less than that per meal.  More is ok.

e.g. My Personal Protein Need

  • 25 gms per meal looks like:
  • 2 eggs + 36 gms salmon = 25 gms
  • 2 scoops of AminoCharge and 1 egg = 24gms
  • 100 gms of some form of meat, chicken or fish = 25 gms protein
  • 5/8ths of a cup of tofu = 25gms
  • Snacks
  • ½ protein (12.5gms) + restricted carbs (30-55gms per day total)
  • Weight
  • Body fat %
  • = LBM
  • LBM x 0.7 Active
  • = 75gms per day
  • = 25gms per meal as a minimum for maintaining my LBM

Metabolic Typing

  • Getting the right fuel mix
  • (Protein/Fat/Carbohydrate)
  • And the
  • Right Protein
  • For your Type
  • Genetic Basis
  • What type of protein is best for you?
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Metabolic Typing

  • 1------2------3------4-----5-----6------7------8-----9
  • Protein type-----Mixed Type------CHO Type
  • Red meats(purines)-------Either---------------Chicken
  • Oily fish--------------Either------------Lighter fish
  • Full cream dairy---Either---No or low fat dairy
  • Salad/Veg after------Either----Salad/Veg before
  • Less fruits----------Either----------More fruits
  • Don’t Find it easier to be vegetarian
  • True vs Functional Type (we may have forced our bodies to adapt)
  • Can take time to restore balance.

Arachidonic Acid

  • Found in Red meat and eggs
  • If you have:
  • High BP
  • High blood fats
  • Marked fluid retention
  • Or Inflammatory symptoms
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Skin rashes
  • Eliminate red meat and eggs for 3 weeks and see if your condition improves and Test – 2 good meals in one day with those things and see if they return.
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Food = Macro + Micro Nutrients + Water

  • “Macronutrients – proteins, fats and carbohydrates provide energy (calories)
  • Without them we will suffer malnutrition, starvation and death
  • Micronutrients – vitamins, minerals & trace elements. Essential for life
  • Without them we would suffer deficiency diseases, a precipitous health decline and death” Michael Eades

To Supplement or Not To Supplement?

  • RDA = recommended minimum requirement to avoid deficiency diseases. Quote from finder of Vit C.
  • Two schools of thought but all the ones that are thinking more laterally are unanimous as to the need for supplementation.
  • If Shakespeare were alive today would this be the question on his lips?

Linus Pauling

  • Double Nobel Prize winner
  • Last 40 years to Vit C research
  • 20gms per day.
  • Died at 93.
  • “You can trace every disease to a mineral deficiency”

Farmlands Drained of Nutrients

  • Soil nutrient depletion a worldwide epidemic1
  • Nutrient depletion in soil is leading to a continual decline of nutrients in foods.2
  • Humans need essential trace elements…they are indispensable for life.2

Be Proactive with Body Balance

  • My personal preference. Minerals from a whole food source are more readily absorbed and utilised.
  • Whole-food nutrition
  • Broad spectrum of vital trace minerals
  • Proprietary SeaNine™ sea vegetable formula
  • Aloe vera processed according to certified organic standards
  • Liquid form for maximum absorption*
  • Cold processed
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Health Benefits of Sea Vegetables

  • Japanese citizens consume more sea vegetables than any other people in the world:
    • 30,000 currently living healthy lives over the age of 100
    • 4 times as many will reach the age of 100 compared to U.S. citizens
    • Have lowest rate of chronic disease in the world

Sea Vegetable Scientific Studies

  • Brown Sea Vegetables
  • Enhance proper digestion. Help remove toxins from the system.
  • Fucoidan – enhances liver and immune system function, and promotes healthy skin.
  • Green Sea Vegetables 
  • Highest source of chlorophyll – shown to stimulate production of healthy red blood cells.
  • Red Sea Vegetables
  • Come from the deepest waters of the ocean.
  • Help to provide a feeling of fullness.

Sea Vegetables: Harvested in nutrient-rich, pristine waters

  • Proprietary SeaNine™:
  • A Blend of 9 Sea Vegetables
    • Wide spectrum of vital minerals
      • Essential trace minerals
      • Ultra trace minerals
    • Amino acids
    • Vitamins
    • Beta carotene
    • Antioxidants
    • Chlorophyll

Organically Grown Aloe Vera

  • Inner-leaf filet; the premium nutrient-packed part of Aloe.
  • Contains 75 different nutrients and over 200 active compounds.
  • Certified by the International Aloe Science Council.

Scientific Evidence: Powerful Benefits in Aloe

  • Over 500 scientific studies and reports exist on benefits for humans.*
  • Increases bioavailability of vitamins, including A, C, E and B-12 and provides powerful antioxidants.*
  • Supports and improves GI tract health, which allows increased absorption of nutrients.*
  • Supports immune health through long-chain polysaccharides, which increase immune cell function.*
  • *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Benefits People Are Reporting

    • Increases energy and vitality*
    • Increases feelings of wellbeing*
    • Promotes mental clarity and focus*
    • Promotes digestive health*
    • Reduces hunger cravings*
    • Promotes hormonal health*
    • Promotes better sleep*
    • Supports immune system health*
  • *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

How It All Began

  • Out of a family’s need…
  • Gerri regained her vitality in 90 days
  • Founders Wayne and Gerri Hillman

William Saccoman M.D.

  • Chairman emeritus of LFI Nutrition Advisory Council 1986 to 2008
  • Team member with Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling
  • Honoured by World Congress for his pioneering work with vitamin C
  • Utilized Life Force products with over 18,000 patients

Body Balance Has Been Endorsed by Over 6,000 Health Care Professionals

Life Force Wellness Line: Designed to support Body Balance

  • A holistic product line designed to provide you with a comprehensive wellness program.


  • High carbohydrate and low protein diet leads to ...
  • Elevated insulin levels and wrong Omega 3/6 ratios
  • Which lead to changes in LDL that the body percieves as an invader and initiates an inflammatory response plus other changes
  • Which in turn leads to various conditions in our bodies.
  • It’s up to us to rebalance the insulin-glucagon seesaw by the foods we choose


  • Macronutrients
  • Adequate protein for lean body mass
  • Healthy fats
  • Restrict carbohydrate to 30-55gms per day
  • Micronutrients
  • Body Balance or your mineral preference
  • Wide variety of low carb veggies + a little fruit
  • Exercise
  • Reduces inflammation (among many reasons)
  • Put it to the test, consult with dr if on certain meds

A Healthier Food Pyramid

  • Mineral & Vitamin Supplements Calcium/magnesium/Vit D3 supplements
  • Healthy fats
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Low CHO Fruit
  • Right protein for your type A wide variety of strong coloured low CHO Vegetables Daily Exercise +adequate protein +30-55gms CHO per day

What Do I Offer?

  • Phone consultations and support sessions to help you clarify how to make the transition and achieve your goals - $30 NZD per half hour.
  • If you are a Body Balance customer of mine, you get this coaching for free.

What Does it Cost?

  • To join to buy wholesale direct is FREE.
  • Consider the Body Balance 8-pack or 4-pack option.
  • All products are 100% guaranteed for 45 days from date of purchase.
  • $42-63 NZ ($32-49 AUS, $22-34 CAN, $19-29US, $47-61 Sing) a bottle. Other countries we can individually post the freeze dried form to.
  • In the US you get it at the same price as doctor’s used to buy it for before onselling to patients/clients
  • http://www.mylifeforce.net/darag

How Can I Get Some?

  • By phone 0800 445 967 11am-7pm NZT Mon-Fri. You’ll need my pin 20298512 as a referral.
  • Online http://www.mylifeforce.net/darag
  • For other countries 800#’s: 800#'s US, Canada, Australia, NZ
  • Free bottle offer if you order 2 on autoship. 10% efficiency discount on wholesale. Easy to cancel or change by phone or email. You’re in charge.

More Info & Contact

  • www.daragrennie.com
  • Darag@daragrennie.com 09 428 4450

Pass it on

  • Governments aren’t going to help us in a hurry
  • The media isn’t either
  • So it’s up to us.
  • We can get the message out there
  • And contribute to changing lives
  • Put it to the test
  • Pass this information on to the people you love and care about and the people you think would benefit from knowing about it. EvolvingFoodPyramids.com
  • I believe we can reverse the statistics and remember – it’s one meal at a time.
  • If you are seeing this first on a webinar you will get this power point by email so you can review it and explore further.
  • If you got the power point first email me at darag@daragrennie.com for the next webinar.

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