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Dr. Douglas Keller
Dr. Roger Siminski
Over the last 10 years, the latest diet trend is to
eliminate fat from your diet. We’ve been told
time and time again that fat is bad for us.
Unfortunately, when you eliminate the fat from
foods, you are left with high sugar and fillers to
replace the fat. Since this craze started, obesity
has surged! The excess sugar causes weight
gain and contributes to heart disease by raising
blood sugar levels. Fat is not your enemy. It is true that trans-fats are not good for you. These fats come from chemically altered foods. Heart healthy fats like coconut oil, ghee, grass-fed butter all help to elongate the blood sugar curve keeping your body in a fat burning zone and protecting your heart. Fats are extremely important in maintaining a healthy weight. If you are looking to drop a few extra pounds, I challenge you to increase your (heart-healthy) fats. Personally, I enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and don’t have a lot of time to sit down for a breakfast. But coffee doesn’t give me the fuel I need to see patients all day. So I add coconut oil or brain octane to my coffee to give my body a quick energy supply that doesn’t result in a crash (Bulletproof Coffee). Fats are great for your skin, hair, nails and help to reduce arthritis and inflammation within the body. Bottom Line: Start increasing your fats for an overall health boost.
I have taken supplements my entire life. There
are nutrients we just don’t get from our diets
anymore, no matter how healthy you eat. My
job has always required me to be at the top of
my game. I don’t have time to be sick or injured.
So I try my hardest to give my body the right
nutrients to keep me healthy. But I’ll admit there
are so many to choose from. I have a cupboard
full. If you're taking a ridiculous amount of
supplements daily, you could actually be making yourself worse. Vitamins can build up in the joints causing ashiness and stiffness. Our bodies can only process so much at once. So, get back to the basics. The nutrients that you aren’t getting from your food.
Here’s my top 5 recommended daily supplements.
Change your attitude to change your outcome.
It's not a secret that it's been a trying year for my family. A lot of unknowns and unexpected's. I appreciate the patience and understanding everyone has given me as I've been here, there and everywhere. While some things remain up in the air, one of the lessons we have learned is to remain joyful through it all. What do you do when you can't do anything? Those are the most trying moments. But fortunately, we have realized that no matter what, we have to find joy (Needless to say, this is still a work in progress). If you're facing a challenge, it's crucial to find something that brings you joy. It's true that your health depends on it. We have found joy in new hobbies, each other and the little blessings in each day. It definitely is not always easy. But is absolutely necessary. When you start to put your focus on the good things, your perspective completely changes. Sometimes all we can do is laugh. And laughter does the body good. There have been numerous studies showing the connection between your thoughts and your health. So the next time you find yourself stuck in a tough situation, change your attitude to change your outcome. Your health depends on it.
Dr. Roger Siminski