n this day and age many people show signs of food intolerances, sensitivities and allergies to real food eaten throughout evolution, especially grains containing gluten and dairy containing lactose and caesin. It is my belief that many of these allergies, sensitivities and intolerances stem from eating the food on a consistent basis and the refining and processing done to the food. For instance many people eat wheat and dairy sometimes six times a day. In the form of breakfast cereal and milk, tea or coffee and milk, cheese sandwiches as well as pasta’s with white sauce, muffins, crackers and cheese and so on. It seems at every food store everything offered has either wheat or dairy. Wheat is often manipulated to make additives or even glucose.
Everything you eat except for pure clean water has an inflammatory or anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Inflammation is caused when there is an injury or foreign hazard on or in the body. If you eat a food that the body sees as something foreign, it will mount an immune response in order to rid itself of the offender. This also will determine if you have an allergy, sensitivity or intolerance to a food.
If you continue to eat the food or food like substance that causes the problem then the immune system is heightened and starts to look for that foreign particle in many parts of the body.
The 4 Phase Fat Elimination HCG Protocol
has been such a resounding success, not only in reducing fat and thus increasing leptin sensitivity but in overall health mentally and physically.
The 4 Phase Fat Elimination HCG Protocol is not for everyone, breast feeding mothers, pregnant women, males and females with no excess fat, training athletes, as well as some teenagers are not recommended to go on the protocol. I have had many phone calls from people who fit these profiles who really want to do the protocol as they want to know what they should be eating and avoiding for health for the rest of their lives.
It has been a dilemma for me as I don’t like to let people down, but I’m also strict in my beliefs about the limitations of the protocol with some groups of people. So I’ve created the Hunter Gatherer Elimination Protocol for people who are in these categories so that they can learn what foods cause inflammation which may lead to an autoimmunity and disease in the future.
The Hunter Gatherer Elimination Protocol addresses the evolution of man’s eating. Yes we have been eating dairy, legumes and grains for some 40,000 years or less depending on which study you read, but there is a belief that our digestive systems and genetic pool have not adapted to the agricultural or herding diet. The blood type diet addresses that beautifully with the adaptations of different societies through the ages.
The limitations of the blood type diet is that, it is a wonderful way of figuring out what foods are right for you but the problem is I have met many blood type A’s (agricultural era) who are sensitive or allergic to gluten as well as all grains and I have met many a blood type B (herding era) where they have intolerances to dairy. This is a dilemma as that means that the system is not full proof and perhaps we need to rethink what our true ancestry diet was.
The modern diet is so far removed from our hunter gatherer days that it is of no surprise that we have a western world and moving into the developing world of very sick people. Globesity (global obesity) is now a reality, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and the many autoimmune diseases tells us that what we are feeding our bodies is not making them strong and healthy but rather sick and weak.
Even if we are feeding our bodies what we believe to be the right foods, we then find that the industry is playing with technology and natural foods in order to improve profits. Meat is no longer wild and grass fed it is more grain fed with massive antibiotics (70% of antibiotics used in Australia are used in animal husbandry), our chickens never see the light of day and fish is now farmed and fed a diet of pellets. Fruits and vegetables are sprayed as are our seeds and nuts. Milk is greatly processed with many things added that it no longer can be called milk but rather be given some marketing name. Many foods that look like foods are not foods they are merely a bunch of additives, preservatives, flavourings and modified foods. Our grains are refined into cereals which are then fortified with minerals that have magnetic properties. Flour is fortified and many commercial breads are made of fifteen ingredients as opposed to five. It is no wonder we have sensitivities to food and an epidemic of autoimmunity.