Keto versus Plant Based — The Illusion of Health versus True Health

  1. An organic plant based diet. Evidence has shown that eating organic does matter. Not only is it less toxic for the body than conventional food, the majority of which is genetically modified in the U.S., it is laced with pesticides which are hormone disruptors in addition to disrupting the biome of the soil in which they are grown, which results in reducing the nutrient content of the food and negatively effecting biodiversity and the ecosystem. After all, healthy soil is synonymous with a healthy body.
  2. Portion control: Eat from a medium not large sized plate, slightly bigger than a tapas plate (If your diet includes healthy plant based fat, you will feel satisfied with smaller portions and not feel the need for seconds or supersized portions).
  3. Intermittent fasting: Fast for at least 12 hour to 16 hours after your last meal of the day, at least 5 nights per week. For example, if your last meal of the day is at 6 pm, don’t eat solid food till 8 to 10 am the next morning. Intermittent fasting has been shown to break down fat to ketones, which are excellent for brain health and promote autophagy, where cells renew and regenerate.
  4. Get at least 20 minutes of aerobic exercise at least 6 days per week. If you are not committed to this practice, start by just walking briskly at least 20 min per day. This will become a habit in a few weeks and your body will begin to crave more exercise.
  5. Drop the alcohol. Alcohol is pure sugar and highjacks the liver ability to repair DNA (15) damage. It has now been shown that aside from being a neurotoxin and a depressant, alcohol also causes 8 types of cancer.
  6. Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night. Turn off your electronics at least an hour prior to bed time. Your body regenerates when you sleep. Electronic light has been shown to decrease melatonin production in the pineal gland, a hormone that is essential for health and immunity.

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Rose Kumar M.D.

Rose Kumar M.D.

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