Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
By Dr. Douglas N. Graham
It stands for 80% carbs, 10% fat, 10% protein.
Here are some things that made me go hmmmmm…..
Dr. Douglas Graham has been a raw foodist for 27 years and an avid athlete.
He works with athletes including Olympic and professional athletes, celebrities and anyone that wants to take their health to the next level. He also works with many raw foodists that either have had trouble
staying with the lifestyle or are not getting the results that they are looking for and had all but given up.
His principles piggy back on the research of T. Cambell and the China study.
You eat fruit, lots of it for vitamins, antioxidants calories and energy with leafy greens for minerals and the vegetables that are in actuality fruit, like tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, etc. On occasional you have fats in the way of avocados, small amount of nuts (because if you think about it, if they weren’t shelled for you how many would you really eat in one sitting?) and young coconut water and meat. But that’s about it. Food is not processed at all. There is really no preparation, no dehydrating, no raw versions of sad food, no super foods, no appliances needed of any kind, except a blender for smoothies because the fiber is important. Just a knife in most cases. Fruit, salads and smoothies.
This may sound like something only for the raw food elite or athletes but maybe it’s just simple and easy.
Before you brush it off thinking blood sugar or candida problems, he actually has a good explanations for those situations. Fruit provides the calories we need and when there is little fat in our diet, sugar does not linger in the blood. When sugar lingers in the blood, candida comes in to gobble it up, it’s a safety mechanism of the body, same as insulin. Fruit eaten alone processes very fast and doesn’t hang around the blood. If you don’t have too much sugar hanging around then you won’t have too much candida or insulin for that matter. He explains why so many people still have candida even after being on long term candida programs. As he says, “how many people do you know that got candida by eating fruit? How many people do you know that got diabetes by eating fruit? And yet, people think that taking away the fruit will solve the problem.” Fruit has gotten a really bad rap especially as it is what we are designed as a species to consume.
He explains why many people have trouble staying with raw and fall back into junk food habits. It has to do with calories and how raw food diets can actually be very high fat diets. He says that often we are eating a lot of fat which is filling but not enough calories. Our bodies are designed to run on carbs (sugar) and when we don’t get enough, it cries out for carbs (energy.) We have been so programmed to believe this means Sad food or grains or sugar, instead of what it really wants- fruit. We are not fueling ourselves enough and this leads us into trouble. There is also a whole chapter on why just being raw does not work for some people. High raw, low fat is better in his opinion and many would agree.
There are so many more interresting points but I can’t go into all of them. If any of this interests you, I highly recommend the book.
Thanks for the awesome review.
::runs off to read the book::
It's making sense to me...
Just got the book tonight and I'm burning through it already. I'll post more about the book when I finish and as I put it into practice.
Also, check out what Dr. Graham has to say about candida, in the Wellness Center, Click Here!
Here is another lecture:
A good word from Dr. Graham!