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A Generational Opportunity
When I started writing Unpacking Truth last year, I never suspected the level of corruption that I would discover pervading our alphabet agencies and the rabbit holes I would travel down as I desired to help friends and family live their healthiest, happiest lives. As every awakened soul knows, once you start asking a couple of questions, you are bombarded with powerful truths that can make swallowing the red pill an overwhelming experience. It becomes apparent why so many just go about life in an ignorant bliss.
As we are coming off of the celebration of Christ’s birth and preparing to celebrate the New Year, I hope that you will find the information below helpful in advancing a healthy start to 2023. Most of us likely over indulged in the amazing meals prepared by our loved ones and the treats shared with us by friends and family. If one of your goals is to eat healthier after the holidays, let this Substack help prepare you to reach that goal. The truths about the food industry shared by Dr. Casey Means will parallel the evil and corruption you’ve become all too familiar with as seen with our public health agencies.
A few months ago, I listened to this incredibly informative podcast with Dr. Casey Means being interviewed by Bari Weiss:
Dr. Means is a Stanford trained physician who left the field of medicine just six months from completing her fellowship in ENT head and neck surgery. Near the end of her training, she became increasingly burdened by the poor health of her patients and a system that seemed focused on keeping patients sick. Her turning point was a 31 year old female patient on a laundry list of prescription drugs who was not being helped off the carousel of doctors’ visits and an ever increasing number of pills to treat each new diagnosis. This young woman was evidence to Dr. Means that her patients just continued to get sicker, fatter and more depressed.
From the NIH
She went on to start a company focused on helping patients achieve optimal health through metabolic stability. She is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of the health company called Levels. She is also associate editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tech-enabled tools that can inform smart, personalized, and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices.
Here are some of the key highlights:
in some circles of medical care, it is considered racist and elitist to talk to patients about their weight and their health
medical outcomes are not measured on the ability to heal patients from illness but on a more arbitrary ‘patient satisfaction’
72% of Americans are either overweight or obese
52% of Americans are either pre-diabetic or Type II diabetic
if the body is malfunctioning metabolically it can present as almost any condition from depression to erectile dysfunction
Dr. Means went on to discuss that 80% of medical school budgets are underwritten by the Pharmaceutical industry. The deans of these institutions accept millions in Pharma payments. This encourages the ‘sick care’ offered by most of the medical establishment instead of focusing on ‘well care’ which would encourage patients to live healthier lifestyles and get off of their prescription medications.
There is truly only one solution for metabolic health and it is a combination of DIET and EXERCISE. People can be unhealthy at any size. We often make the mistake of thinking that just because someone is thin, they are healthy. This could not further from the truth as some 93% of American have at least one biomarker for metabolic dysfunction.
A key comment that was made during this podcast was something that has weighed heavily on my heart ever since my discovery that there were doctors being silenced because they were advocating for honest prevention and early treatment. Because of this censorship, we missed a GENERATIONAL OPPORTUNITY to advocate for healthier living. Instead of instilling the irrational fear of a virus, we could have been educating patients on healthier living to optimize their immune systems.
From the CDC:
Metabolic dysfunction is a result of chronically high levels of circulating blood glucose leading to the increased production of insulin. Sustained increases in blood sugar can dysregulate proper immune function and can cause a pro-inflammatory environment which promotes viral entry into the cell. It is well documented that high insulin levels lead to increased mortality from viral infections. Fortunately, metabolic health can be turned around in a very short period of time (2-3 weeks) by changing diet and increasing exercise. Even before significant weight loss is achieved, people can be living healthier lives decreasing their chances of suffering from strokes, heart disease, cancer, depression, anxiety, migraines, etc.
Sadly, the amount of money being pumped into our economy through Big Agriculture and Big Pharma leads to a very mis-informed public when it comes to one of the most basic life goals…being healthy. Our foods are manipulated in such a way that signals of feeling full are shut off and leave us wanting more than our bodies require. Big Pharma continues to fund and control agencies beyond just our government. The American Diabetic Association receives some 40% of its annual budget from the pharmaceutical industry and additional millions from large corporations (think Coca Cola). Just like we’ve seen with COVID, human life is secondary to the profit that can be attained through corrupted systems where the fox is perpetually guarding the hen house.
As you consider New Year’s resolutions, thinking of ways to be healthier, Dr. Means lists some of her top suggestions for optimized healthy living:
Time Restricted Eating—this is reducing the window of time in which you eat daily. I hope to write more about this in the new year and why it is so beneficial. If you’re interested in digging deeper, Dr. Mercola covers this at length.
As a side note, my husband and I started doing this about 9 months ago. The first few weeks were tough but now we’ve easily been able to confine our eating to a 6-8 hour window daily. My best suggestion in trying something like this, is to just cut back one hour at time. If you normally eat breakfast at 7am, wait until 8am on the first week, then 9am the second week. Before you know it, lunch will be your first meal of the day.
Avoid seed oils—for those who do not know, seed oils are PERVASIVE in processed foods. Canola oil, cottonseed oil, vegetable oil, etc. To investigate beyond what is covered in this podcast, again, Dr. Mercola covers this extensively in his writings. This was another healthy habit my husband and I adopted in 2022 and it gives a entirely new meaning to shopping the periphery of the grocery store. When you pick up a packaged item and the second or third ingredient is one of these dangerous oils, you think twice about consuming. For our family, it means a lot more of our own food preparation so I can control and pronounce the ingredients I am feeding my family.
Exercise—one of the biggest benefits to helping to control your weight and your mood is getting sufficient daily exercise. Dr. Means discusses how this can be something as simple as a couple of 10 minutes walks per day. Improving your metabolic health does NOT mean you need to become a gym rat. But, once you start exercising and noticing the benefits, you will likely find yourself going longer and more intensely because of the positive affects on your mood and your waistline.
SLEEP—this is as basic as it gets. From the benefit to our immune system to helping with our moods, sleep would be TOP on my list to recommend as a start to overall health. Inadequate sleep can disrupt our metabolism and have us craving sweets that can be avoided when well rested. Turn off your phone, read from a book and slow down your pace at least an hour before bedtime. Make it a priority, like flossing your teeth daily 😊. You knew I had to throw that in somewhere as a dentist writing about health!
As we close out 2022, thank you so very much for subscribing and being part of this journey to Unpack Truth. I am beyond grateful for the kind comments from readers and the encouragement throughout the year. I hope that you will take the time to listen to this very informative podcast. I would list this as one of my top ten audios for 2022. I hope it will help you as you read, listen and strive to be a healthier you.