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Week 1: May 1 through 7 on The S.O.S.O. Free Plan™

Week 1: May 1 through May 7

May 1/19 – 1st day on The S.O.S.O. Free Plan™

Was ok during the day, but got hungrier in the afternoon and ate alot of Salt-Free Rice Cakes from Lundberg Family Farms, almost a whole bag. I forgot to mention in the initial post, that I’ll be eating olives that has a small amount if salt, but only eat a couple per day and can actually spill out the brine it comes in and soak in water so takes out some of the sodium, as want to minimize that. I didn’t eat enough fruit during the day, as that has more calories and is what eat for the afternoon hours and don’t eat breakfast. In the evening I eat vegetables, grains and beans.

Tonight, I had a cup of oats with greens cooked into it and seasoned with herbs, vinegar, dulse powder and nutritional yeast. I definitely feel that I am missing something, as not having the fats and that is higher calories and makes you feel satiated, but I would rather get my main calories from fruit which is more calorically dense, so will have to buy more of them and also beans and tempeh.

I stayed true to my plan and will have to just allow my brain to go through the detox and not give in to temptation. I am working to give away the food products I have now with salt, oil, sugar so will not have them around, but I am also strong in my self-discipline and I have already done numerous cleanses and fasts (my experiences posted on this blog) previously and this is just a hurdle have to work with to stay with my commitment and know that as I persevere and am consistent, my body will adjust, G-d willing.

May 2/19 – 2nd day on The S.O.S.O. Free Plan™

I drank some watermelon water and maple water from Drink Simple this morning that have no salt or sugar added. I had fruit for lunch and then after wanted more, so had a number of rice cakes. I definitely will be getting more fruit in the next few days, so I can fill up more on that. I also need to hydrate more with water and/or juices. In the evening I had Shirataki Angel Hair Pasta from Miracle Noodle with cabbage and then I cooked some buckwheat and also had some tomatoes and a piece of cucumber. After that still wanted to eat more, so had some Sticky Rice from Tasty Bite that bought which is already cooked and in a pouch and ate it just like that.

I am not feeling any cravings for salt, oil, sugar or overt fats at the moment, even though I do have some products around which include those. I am just working on staying focused with the goal at hand. I know I need to cut back on the rice cakes, as it makes my mouth especially dry and usually like to put something on them like a nut butter or avocado. Since not using those items will have to find something else – I was looking for a tomato paste or something like cooked tomatoes, but without oil, salt and sugar and didn’t find any in one store went to today, so will habe to look again. The other thing can used on the rice cakes are mashed beans or tempeh.

May 3/19 – 3rd day on The S.O.S.O. Free Plan™

I am sticking with it, but not having satiation and always seem to be hungry. I’m still eating alot of rice cakes and grains and not enough fruit, because need to buy more and have not had a chance. I usually get most of my fruit at the farmers market whete get more quantity for less money and will probably go more often this month, since need to get more of my calories from them. I will need get lots of potatoes which are more filling.

I drank some WTRMLN WTR from World Waters which was good and hydrating.
I never put salt on my food, although have consumed it in packaged products, instead I use kelp and dulse powder from Mt. Rose Herbs which gives a salty taste and minerals, too. To add flavor and nutrition to my foods, I also like to use nutritional yeast from Foods Alive, (because it is not synthetically enriched with B12 like other brands) spices & herbs, both fresh and dried, Coconut Vinegar from Coconut Secret, Balsamic, White Wine & Red Wine Vinegars from De La Rosa 613. All these are without any salt added.

May 4/19 – 4th day on The S.O.S.O. Free Plan™

I did not eat till this afternoon and had fruit for lunch and then a snack of more fruit after. I ate rice cakes again later in the day (I finished 3 bags in 4 days and have to find some other savory/crunchy snack as seem to crave it and do not want to eat sime many on a daily basis) and a bag of sticky rice and was feeling hungry and again not getting the satisfaction because missing the fats which add more calories. I am still not really craving the other things leaving out that I would start eating them, but trying to figure out what else can eat to make up for that.

It’s a work in progress and will continue to share what come up with, so if you decide to try this yourself will have more ideas what to eat to stay with it!

I felt more satisfied this evening after my meal, as I made a “bowl” with Shirataki Zeroodle Fettucini Pasta boiled cabbage, beets, leek, tempeh, celery, wakame, and seasoned with lemon, dulse, nutritional yeast, balsamic vinegar, italian seasoning & paprika.

May 5/19 – 5th day on The S.O.S.O. Free Plan™

I am not having any cravings for those things not using (salt, oil, sugar and overt fats) and as I eat more calories from the fruits, vegetables, grains and beans, I’m more satisfied.

I did not eat/drink anything till early afternoon, as I was going out to the farmers market and was a long walk and didn’t have a bathroom to use. I stopped by the booth where usually get fruit and had a few pieces of orange and nectarine. They didn’t have alot today, so went to a store nearby and bought 2 kinds of pears, apples and peaches, so would have enough and also some sweet potatoes and tomatoes. I got back to the market when it was closing and got some navel and mandarin oranges that were discounted at end of day. I drank a bottle of WTRMLN WTR to rehydrate, as needed it because was warm outside. On the walk back to where I live, I had a pouch of Apple Sauce + Probiotics with Strawberry from North Coast Organic.

Once I finally arrived to the apartment, I ate grapefruit, kiwi, peach, orange, gala apple and pear. Was still hungry bevause burned alot of calories with all the walking I did, so ate a few rice cakes and then made myself a Hot Cereal which os organic called Rice & Shine from Arrowhead Mills. It is brown rice grits, where the grains are broken into pieces, so cooks up really fast in about 2-3 minutes. I made a half a cup which is 300 calories, and used some of the left over water that boiled the vegetables in from yesterday as it has nutrition in it from them. It was a nice fast dish and is thick and creamy. You can make it as a savory cereal or a sweet pudding. I had it with dulse/kelp powder, nutritional yeast, ginger powder and paprika. I also had some with sweeter seasonings, Lucuma Powder from Navitas Organics, Maca Extreme Powder from Sunfood and WeLuvYa Sweet (stevia and monk fruit sweetener with no calories and no sugar) from You Are Loved Foods.

For dinner, I boiled a red beet with 2 Yukon Gold and 2 Red Potatoes and had with 1/2 a can of Cannellini White Kidney Beans from Eden Foods and I use the liquid in the can on it. I seasoned with dulse powder, nutritional yeast, coconut vinegar and white wine vinegar. I also had a salad with butter lettuce, cucumber, radish, red bell pepper, jicama, tomato and sasined with lemon, red wine vinegar and dulse powder. Felt satisfied after this meal, as was more filling for me. For dessert had some White Mulberries (dried) from Foods Alive and some Asian Pear slices in Apple Juice from Everyday Organics.

I got hungry again later and ate a few rice cakes and a bag of the cooked rice had previously.

May 6/19 – 6th day on The S.O.S.O. Free Plan™

I ate fruit in the early afternoon – fig, kiwi, grapefruit, orange, pear, pink lady apple and blueberries and was feeling full.

Later on got hungry again, so ate a bag of Shirataki Zeroodle Rice with some sweet seasonings – lucuma powder, sweetener mentioned above & cacao powder from Super Good For You Foods.

In the evening, I had a meal with 3 cooked russet potatoes, 1/2 can canellini beans left over from yesterday and then the rest cut up raw in a bowl- zucchini, tomato, red bell pepper, jicama and seasoned with lemon juice, red & white wine vinegar, kelp powder, paprika, italian seasoning, ginger powder and nutritional yeast. It was very filling & satisfying. I decided to eat some more a made the rice cereal had the other day and then a couple of sliced pears.

Got hungry again later so had a few rice cakes and little tomatoes. Still need to find another crunchy and savory snack that qualifies based on what I am eating, as have eaten lots of rice cakes and have nothing else can snack on.

May 7/19 – 7th day on The S.O.S.O. Free Plan™

I had some beverages this morning, as I had a long walk to get to where I was working and needed the hydration. I drank about 8 oz of WTRMLN WTR that comes in a larger container, but transported in a smaller bottle. I also had a 16 oz bottle of Green Supreme from Suja, a juice made with only 3 ingredients, apple juice, kale juice and lemon juice.

I needed a snack to tide me over before lunch and had Fruit Jerky from Solely that was 1 banana and cacao nibs.

In the afternoon, I had a navel orange, mandarin orange, peach, bosc pear and fuji apple. I felt satisfied for the time being.

Later on, I had more if the green juice, as didn’t finish the entire bottle in the morning.
On the way back from work, I had a pouch of Berry Blast from GoGo Squeez which has blackberries, currants, apples.

I was quite hungry when got to the apt. and first ate some leftovers made the other day, which was a stew with grains and vegetables. I also had some Tempeh from Lightlife Foods, which is fermented soybean cake that can boil/steam for 30 minutes and then add to anything. It is plain, so can marinate it or add it to a dish that is already seasoned. I bought a bag of Rice Puffs from Nature’s Path, which is just organic brown rice and nothing else. I ate about 1/2 bag, as is something different then rice cakes, but is not crunchy like them, but liked it. I will look also for puffed corn, as I have had that years ago, but didn’t see in this store. After that, I made a salad with iceburg lettuce, tomato, red bell, pepper, jicama, radish, zucchini and seasoned with lemon juice, coconut vinegar, dulse powder, nutritional yeast and sprinkled on a little bit of the rice puffs.

I was still hungry, so cooked 1/2 cup Quinoa from Ancient Harvest and seasoned with dulse, nutritional yeast and red eine vinegar. I also ate just about all of the rice puffs. Then, the last thing I cooked was Rolled Oats from Bob’s Red Mill and seasoned with maca powder, mesquite powder and sweetener mentioned above. I usually do not eat this much in an evening, but I exerted alot of energy in my walking today.

Can’t believe I finished Week 1 and stuck with it 100 percent. No cheating at all! Eating more grain/grain products helped alot to keep me satisfied, but would like to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, as is hydrating while dry products are dehydrating to the body. I will have to work on that.

If you have any comments, questions, thoughts or idea, please share them.

Thank You
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Can Fruit Wreak Havoc On Your Blood Sugar? by Frederic Patenaude

Great info wanted to share.

Can Fruit Wreak Havoc On Your Blood Sugar? by Frederic Patenaude

Here’s a question that a reader sent us:

Hello,
1- Can fruit mess up with your insulin levels?
2- Can so much fruit cause diabetes?
3- Can you get hypoglycemia if you eat a lot of fruit for years and years?

I have problems with numbers 1 and 3; even McDougall recommends no more than 2 fruits/day because there is too much fruit sugar in them; what about Gabriel Cousens and so many others who say that fructose can mess up a lot, and we should focus on greens (with fats so we can absorb the vitamins)?
Thanks,
Ilse

All three of those scenarios you mention are blood-sugar metabolic disorders, and it pays to understand your physiology to understand how these disorders are created.

In most cases, these diseases are caused by an excess of fat, NOT sugar, in the diet. Or rather, a combination of the two.

My number one question for you, Ilse, and anyone else experiencing dizziness after eating fruit would be how much fat are you eating in your diet?

I would encourage you to track your intake of fat, carbohydrates, and protein to make sure that you are not going over 10% of calories from fat.

If you are having blood sugar problems, then it is highly likely you are overeating fat, even if they are ‘healthy’ whole fats. Too much of anything can be harmful.

The problem arises when an excess of fat in your diet coats every single cell of your body, including your insulin receptor sites. This means that glucose (converted from EVERY food – not just fruit) cannot be transported effectively into your cells and therefore stays circulating in the bloodstream.

If you are eating a high-fat raw food diet, such as Gabriel Cousens promotes, then it would certainly be dangerous to overeat fruit. Same thing with a high fat standard western diet.

However, if you keep your fats low, then large quantities of fruit are highly beneficial.

My experience is a case in point. I used to suffer from horrible blood sugar swings and also candida (a blood-sugar metabolic disorder). I no longer experience either of these things and whenever I get tested my fasting glucose is always absolutely normal.

To get an accurate picture of what you’re consuming in terms of fats, protein, and carbohydrates you need to be tracking your food for 3-7 days minimum.

Frederic
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Have you checked out my latest youtube videos??

I post a new video weekly on my youtube channel and please do check them out. You can subscribe, like, leave comments and share with others. I do product reviews, recipes and healthy living topics.

I do not have much time anymore for writing new articles to post and have not done any new Q & A interviews with companies. Hopefully will have time at some point to do so.

Here are links to some of the most recent videos:

High Quality Beauty Tools & Implements – Manicure Products – Part 1:
Introduction

De La Rosa Real Foods – Vinegars, Grape Juice & Tahinis – Part 1:
Intro & Recipe #1

High Quality Beauty Tools & Implements – Skin, Hair & Face Products –
Part 2: Review

Siren™ Snacks – Protein Bites

High Quality Beauty Tools & Implements – Skin, Hair & Face Products –
Part 1: Introduction

Green-Go™ Organic Cactus Water

NatureZway™ – Part 2: Bamboo Brush Kit

Living Raw – Organic Vegan Treats

Book Review: Here We Grow by Paige Davis

Healthy Crunch™ – Artisanal Foods from The Whole Living Kitchen®

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The Best Black Friday Deals on Health Products from Frederic Patenaude

The Best Black Friday Deals on Health Products from Frederic Patenaude

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Why Your Dentist’s Advice SUCKS by Frederic Patenaude

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Why Your Dentist’s Advice SUCKS by Frederic Patenaude

Ever since our childhood, we’ve heard the same basic advice about dental health, which can be summarized as follows:

“Brush after meals, floss daily, avoid sweets and see your dentist every year.”

It turns out that this advice is in large part useless and does not truly work.

How do I know this?

You could consider the fact that dentists get a never-ending stream of business from people who have tried to follow this advice to the best of their ability and yet find themselves fixing more and more problems.

I’ve also had a personal journey that led me to question this precept.

I already told you about my dental problems that started in my early days of following a raw food diet.

In summary, once I started getting cavities, it seemed to be a problem that standard dental advice could not solve.

I thought I was everything right. I was brushing my teeth religiously. I had eliminated most of the raw junk food I was eating before.

I thought… “Things will be much better on my next dentist’s appointment.”

But they only got worse!

That’s what led me on a personal quest, to find out what I could to stop this in myself and others, and never get another cavity or dental problem again.

What I Discovered In My Research

First, I interviewed about half a dozen dentists, who seemed incapable of giving me a single piece of advice I hadn’t already heard before.

Don’t eat sweets

Brush after every meal

Use a fluoride toothpaste (some avoided this and told me the opposite)

Eat a small piece of cheese after every meal, to neutralize the acidity
Etc.

I was trying my best to apply these so-called principles of dental hygiene, but things were not progressing in the right direction.

And I was worried.

Because dental disease may start with cavities, but it eventually progresses to worst stages. Gums are affected, pockets form, inflammation starts, and teeth are eventually at risk of falling out.

I did NOT want any of that to happen to me.

One day, I came across a program by a certain Dr. Nara on how to prevent dental problems for life. Dr. Nara was a controversial dentist who ran into some trouble with the dentist associations by writing about the actual cause of dental disease and also teaching people how to become dentally self-sufficient.

I tried Dr. Nara’s methods, and they worked! In fact, my dentist was totally shocked by the results.

That was about ten years ago, and since then, I have carefully applied Dr. Nara’s advice while continuing to research the topic. I now believe that the entire field of dentistry has misled the public for years by never truly explaining the real cause of dental problems and how to not only prevent them but also reverse them.

I wanted to share this research with my readers. So years ago, I worked with the publishers of Dr. Nara’s books to acquire the rights to the books, so I could spread this controversial knowledge to more people.

Why Health Foods Can Cause Dental Problems

In my last email, I did not fully answer the question: can healthy foods be bad for teeth?

The answer is yes.

A Germany study, published in 1999, even proved that raw foodists experience more dental erosion than the general population.

Why is that?

The enemy, the acid-producing bacteria that causes dental decay, organize into colonies. Once they get entrenched, it’s very hard to get them out into a free-flowing state where they can’t cause much damage.

The fire is the bacterial count.

The fuel is the foods we eat, especially simple sugars that are common in raw food diet.

The cavity-causing bacteria thrive in an acidic environment.

What’s necessary to turn the situation around is to shift the oral environment to an alkaline state, and drop the bacterial count to a level where they can’t cause much damage.

When that happens, it won’t matter if you eat dates all day.

So although the precipitating factor is the introduction of more sugar (even the natural kind), the real problem are the underlying issues: the acidic oral environment and bacterial count.

The only way to prevent dental decay for life and reverse the situation is to take active control of your oral environment and turn it from acidic to alkaline. Just controlling your diet does not address the root of the problem.

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3 Common Myths About Blood Testing by Frederic Patenaude

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3 Common Myths About Blood Testing by Frederic Patenaude

Whenever I post my blood test results, I always get lots of comments from my readers, and I often notice that there are a lot of myths running around about blood tests.

These myths have been circulating in the natural health world for a while, so I think it’s important to spell some of them out and hopefully help you understand how powerful it is to have blood testing in your disease-prevention corner.

I have to be clear before I start that blood testing is an essential tool to determining how your body is reacting to your environment, but testing isn’t the only marker of good health – it’s one of many.

1. MYTH: Blood tests don’t mean anything because the levels are inaccurate and based on unhealthy people. I feel healthy, so I don’t need them.

I used to believe this statement.

I believed it so strongly that I resisted blood tests even when I wasn’t feeling good.

By the time I got my first blood tests, I was deficient in many things – I was even outside some of the clinical ranges for unhealthy people.

Apparently my belief system and what I was doing was flawed.

When I started to break down my belief about blood testing, I began to understand some of the things I was fighting against.

First, I was fighting against the medical institution. My thought was this: much of what they do is wrong, so blood testing must be wrong too.

Second, I knew the levels were based on a sample of the general population so they were of no interest to me, since I was “healthy.” (This belief is partially true – at least the general population part.)

Third, I didn’t want to see any results that would go against the diet I was eating, because I was so strongly stuck in the dogma of it. I wasn’t going to change anyway.

You may have had some of these same beliefs – you may still have them.

It wasn’t until after my own health challenges that I looked at my beliefs objectively.

Only then, was I able to understand where I went wrong and why my beliefs were getting in the way of my best health.

Here’s what I realized…

Just because I was angry at the medical institution, didn’t mean that there is nothing valuable that has come from our science of medicine.

I was filtering everything in black and white.

Natural = good.
Medical = bad.
This is clearly not the case.

Blood tests can accurately show clinical disease as well as give you an idea of where you’re trending over the period of months and years.

The trick is you need to find a practitioner trained in functional medicine or preventative medicine who can read optimal levels, not clinical levels.

For those who don’t understand what this means…

Clinical levels are guidelines that determine if you can be clinically diagnosed with a disease. Optimal levels are based on clinical experience and can be much different than the clinical levels.

Knowing these optimal levels also helps to transcend the “general population” myth as well. The numbers on the lab worksheet tell a story about everyone, you just need to know how to read them.

2. MYTH: All doctors know how to read blood tests.

This second myth goes hand in hand with the first one, but I think it needs to be addressed separately.

Many people who find natural health do so because they’ve been ticked off (probably a nice word for it) by their doctor. They have symptoms and no one can tell that what is wrong.

Their doctor has ordered some blood tests and told them nothing is wrong, but they still feel tired or weak or worse.

What has happened here is not a failure of the blood test (which some people assume), it’s a failure of the medical education system.

There is plenty of knowledge about how to accurately and appropriately use blood tests (as well as others like saliva and urine) to treat patients who don’t fit into the medical model of disease.

The challenge is that this model is not being taught in medical schools.

So to think that just because one doctor or one failure of the system is enough to lose complete faith is not a particularly strong argument.

3. MYTH: Getting tested once is just a snapshot of my blood, it won’t mean anything…

This maybe isn’t a myth because it’s correct.

What’s incorrect is that this shouldn’t stop you from getting your blood tested.

Getting tested more than once and on a regular basis provides you with true and valuable information about your health. One time is not enough if you want the best preventative approach.

Look at it this way…

If you were to look at one day of a day trader’s stock ticker, you’d think that the market was crashing and rebounding every 6 minutes.

But if you take a look at the 5 year trend of the market, you can see very clearly where there was financial wealth and where there were problems.

Same with blood testing. If you have just one test, it gives you a snapshot, but not an overall picture of health. (There also could be lab error in this test as well.)

Regular testing establishes a pattern that you can read to understand how your health is trending for the long term – are you moving toward great health, or slowly (maybe quickly) moving toward deficiency and disease.

What’s Next?

Once you have the basic tests done, you need to be able to understand them. For that we highly recommend the Complete Blood Test Blueprint, by Dr. Williams, which is on sale.

Many physicians may be a bit too conservative or aggressive when it comes to certain test results so we think that Dr. Williams has provided a fantastic resource to analyze your own results and discuss them with your doctor after.

You’ll know exactly what each result means AND you’ll know what you can do to change them, if you need to.

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Our program features 35 beautiful graphics that show you clinical, desirable and optimal ranges for blood tests and what to do if your levels are high or low.

Blood testing, if done correctly, can be your best ally in determining the right diet, the right supplements and the perfect health for you.

He also covers what to do when you get your tests back to bring your levels into optimal ranges.

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