Want to Get Healthy and Just Be Done With it?
Of course, there is no one size or one prescription that fits all on how to get healthy, but I will give you the absolute best way I know how to help you reset your body in a sane way.
I will take into account that you are human and you have 1 or more of the following issues:
- You want to lose unnecessary weight or body fat
- You have a health concern
- Aches/pains/digestion/auto-immune disorder
- You want to eliminate medications
- You are concerned about or have high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels, or diabetes
- Chronic physical or systemic problems including headaches, fatigue, stress, and tension
- You want to prevent cancer
- You want to prevent heart disease and eliminate the risk of stroke
- You’re tired of getting sick or dealing with allergies
- You want to get in better shape
- You have people that depend on you
- You want more energy and focus
- You want to break bad habits but continue to fail
- You’ve tried various diets and maybe even exercise and failed
- You are having more and more physical and medical problems
- You are confused as to what is good and what is bad for you
- You don’t want to just lose weight, you want to truly improve your health!
#10 is super important as there are people who lose weight every day and they are not necessarily healthy. In fact, when they lost their weight, most of it was the very tissue that burns fat (they lost muscle!) so you know what happens next. Right, they gain it all back. Even the folks that have the bariatric surgeries such as gastric bypass or the sleeve gain their weight back most of the time. Their first year involves fast weight loss because of extreme intake restrictions. Within 3 years the weight is coming back on. Not to mention all the damaged loose skin – I have something to help that! Keep reading…
Then you have the folks that don’t really need to lose fat but they have all sorts of health issues
Please know that you don’t have to be an extremist health nut to restore your health. Vegetarians, vegans, and people who do fruit diets or juice cleanses lose weight and get rid of much of their inflammation many times as they get started, but they run into a host of problems as they continue. Extreme diet methods work for a while for some people as you basically eliminate what was causing the problem (usually processed foods), but as you continue on this so called healthy eating regimen, your body starts to let you know that it’s not fixed by far. Go watch the Netflix series “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.” It’s an amazing account of a very unhealthy overweight man who went on a 60 day juice fast (fresh fruit and veggie juice) and cured his auto-immune problem while losing a ton of weight.
There are over a thousand different methods to cleanse, re-boot, reset, and just start over by getting rid of the bad stuff and putting in the good. But oh my what to do? You want to know in short, “How to Get Healthy?”
What I’m about to tell you to do is a culmination of my years in practice since 1991 whereby I’ve helped thousands achieve better overall health and vitality. Yes, I’ve written a book on it! But I’m going to even trim that information down to its essence for you right here – right now, because you deserve to know the truth in its simplest form and with the fewest words.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine said it best when he said,
Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food
And this is what I tell my patients day in and day out,
What you eat is either helping you, neutral, or hurting you
Most of what we have access to today is hurting us. Our food supply is mostly processed foods, and our bodies can handle them only to a certain point then they start to react. Of course, if you are overweight they your intake simply exceeds your energy expenditure (hormone mechanisms included.)
What about genetics? If you have a genetic history of a particular disorder, let’s say heart disease, that does not mean you are going to get heart disease. It does predispose you to it, and all you need to do is “express” those genes by triggering them. How? Eat crap, that’s how. It’s really that simple, and it’s really our biggest problem in terms of people being overweight and/or suffering with a host of auto-immune disorders.
So, you take vitamins, minerals and even some extra D3 and maybe B12, oh and let’s not forget iron, magnesium, potassium and maybe calcium. Sound familiar. Haven’t you noticed that the people with these deficiencies are always battling health issues. Is it because all of a sudden their body decided to just not have enough D3? Did you know that supplementing with D3 can often times increase your inflammation?! I can’t tell you how many patients I’ve taken off D3 only for them to tell me they felt so much better after a few days. That’s another story altogether. Don’t suddenly stop taking all of your prescribed meds and vitamins! Let your physician be your go-to at least in monitoring you as you commit to making changes!
YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THIS FIRST on How to Get Healthy
Most of the time, it’s not the stuff that you pile into your system that’s going to help you. It’s what you REMOVE!
Remember, our diets are mostly processed foods, and our genetics have not adapted to that. Our genetics are still much like our hunter-gatherer ancestors (that’s why you are programmed to eat everything in sight and move as little as possible in the process – so you can handle upcoming scarcity). Want a detailed read and a good 7 day plan on figuring out what carbs you can and can’t eat? Check out Wired to Eat!
Meanwhile, let’s get you going…
Ready to Get Down to How to Get Healthy … for YOU?
Remember, I said there were over a thousand ways do go about this? And I also said that I would give you the most effective yet sane version of resetting your body? Here it goes… 3 STEPS:
How to Get Healthy Step 1
First, you need to adopt a feeding and fasting time. The most successful and proven fasting/feeding interval is called 16:8. You don’t eat (fast) for 16 hours and you feed (eat) within an 8 hour time frame. Just doing this will help you not only drop pounds but start the resetting process. Your body likes to get rid of toxins and dead cells during fasting times. To SPEED Your results and account for some extra cheating, use what’s called WARRIOR fasting: 20 hour fast/ 4 hour feeding time. It’s based on our genetic code as hunter/gatherers.
For example, you can eat between 11a-7p, then repeat. That gives you 16 hours of fasting and 8 hours of feeding time. You can adjust this in any direction based on your work or lifestyle. I have some people who eat from 7a-3p. Sleep is a large part of this and you actually end up sleeping for most of your fasting period. Fasting is extremely healthy (2), and our bodies are well designed for it. We are NOT designed for OVER feeding and that’s why we have obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cancer at record levels.
So Decide NOW…When your 8 hour allowed feeding time is and when your 16 hour fasting time will be… OR BE a WARRIOR and pick your 20:4 time. The 20/4 method is basically skipping lunch and breakfast. I personally eat from 6-10p, that’s it! Keep reading.
How to Get Healthy Step 2
(THIS IS OPTIONAL – but OPTIMAL if you’re on the Standard American Diet now)
Put your body in its natural state that is optimum for healing, performance, energy and the state that makes it hard for illness or ailments to exist – it’s called nutritional ketosis. This used to be difficult, but now it’s not! Here is the quick and dirty – your body prefers “ketones” over glucose as an energy source. Right now, you operate off stored glucose from eating carbs. When carbs are low, and your body uses fat as a fuel, it creates ketones which is the actual fuel source. It’s clean, and your body loves it much more than glucose! And it doesn’t cause problems like sugar/glucose does.
How to get into nutritional ketosis? I prefer fasting strategies, but for those who will simply not go without foot….Now we have a way of ingesting ketones! It used to take a week of misery (it’s called the carb flu) getting people off sugar. Sugar is more addictive than cocaine(1), so it’s understandable that withdrawal symptoms will occur. But now we have a Bio Hack if you will. You can literally drink a high quality ketone formula in the morning and you are set! Within 60 minutes, your blood ketone levels will rise to a healthy optimal state of nutritional ketosis. There is only 1 formula at this time proven to do it naturally and identical to the way your body actually works. I Have that link below. I need you to stay with me here for now and finish the 3rd step, and then we’ll do YOUR action plan!
Here is what ketones do when in your body either through drinking them in or eliminating carbs:
- Fat loss – also shows conversion of bad white fat to good brown fat
- Fast and sustained energy
- Reduces brain fog
- Increased focus
- Appetite Suppression
- Strength Gain
- Better Mood
- Better Sleep
- Better Digestion
- Clear Skin
- Decreased Inflammation
- Helps expel pre-cancerous cells
I cannot emphasize enough the important role ketones can provide in terms achieving your best you. New research continues to come out about how ketones help a variety of problems (even skin problems)(3). The results being seen are far ahead of the research, so I highly recommend using this method to help you get into the best health possible asap.
Continue reading and click BELOW to GET YOUR KETONES!
*** Exogenous Ketones are not essential. I no longer use them, but I did for approximately a year. They are an excellent tool. Some people remain on them, some use them like I did. Your choice.
How to Get Healthy Step 3
During your feeding time, you simply avoid any and all processed and refined carbs and foods. In other words, avoid sugar, grains (especially bread), vegetable oils, corn, wheat, flour, cereals, biscuits, on and on. You might be thinking “how am I going to do that?” First of all, when you take your ketones, you’ll have a really nice appetite control mechanism kick in. Since you have your body’s preferred fuel source going in, your cravings will be less. Now your habits of reaching and munching may remain, so that’s what this step is really about – consciously avoiding enriched, refined carbs and foods. This stuff causes so much trouble in your body over time, and all we do is try and medicate you once you finally fall apart. Simply avoid this category of foods and give your body and chance to heal and recover from the inside out!
To make things super easy and to take out the guess work on what foods are good and what foods are bad, you can click here to download/print a good list that my 21 Days ON 15 Pounds OFF dieters use during and after they achieve their target weight.
Summary on How to Get Healthy
- Decide on your 16:8 fasting/feeding time
- (OPTIONAL) Get your ketones and drink them in the morning. To amp your results even more, take another serving mid afternoon!
- Avoid enriched, refined carbs and foods (GET YOUR “YES” and “NO” FOOD LIST HERE)(opens in new tab)
Now lets’ Prepare to GET HEALTHY!
Open a new window so you can watch the video below and follow along in getting your ketones…or just go to http://drwadeketolife.com and order 30 serving kan of Orange Dream (order it using “today and smartship” to get discount!)
CLICK HERE to GET YOUR KETONES! (opens in new tab). Here is a video to help you:
What About Exercise?
You do NOT NEED to exercise, but you will get to a point where you’ll most likely want to (increased energy and decreased body fat). Of course, exercise is good for almost EVERYTHING and I’m not kidding. But when it comes to restoring health, first things first – you need to fix your fuel source, and that involves your intake – your food.
When you are ready to exercise, and when you want to get to the next level of feeling amazing, I recommend a program designed for your sex, age, and current state of health. CLICK HERE (opens in new tab) to see what type of exercise program would be best for YOU!
What to Expect When Taking Action on the How to Get Healthy 3 steps
Results vary tremendously! I always recommend committing to at least 21 days of creating a new habit. We have people raving from the start about how good they feel and we have those that say they don’t know if they can go without their donuts. We all have our addictions and demons, and I’ve given you the easiest, most sane way to achieve optimal health. Change takes energy, so you do have to actually take action. This WORKS for everybody! The only people this method does not work for are those who opt out and quit. The worst health you are in the longer it will take. Here is a recent post in one of our fb groups:
There is a lot of misinformation out there about what to take and what not to take as far as vitamins, minerals, and other supplements. My approach is to facilitate your body’s natural ability to regenerate, heal, perform, and recover. Most supplements trick the body and unfortunately are marketing products that rarely have what they say. Moreover, taking too much of 1, 2 or 3 single nutrients rarely works to restore balance. Ketones are a natural substance already found in your body, so you are good to go with that recommendation. Next…
You can’t go wrong with Collagen. It is a missing component in our modern diet, and it is one of the reasons we have so much arthritis these days! Collagen helps heal and rebuild many parts of our body including your gut, tendons, ligaments, cartilage. You’ve probably heard it’s good for your hair, skin and nails and yes that’s true. But the results we get with our patients that have joint problems is truly amazing. Collagen has the components in it the not only lubricate but help joints regenerate. Of course, some joints are beyond repair, but even in those cases collagen has helped decrease pain through decreasing inflammation and providing lubrication.
My top recommendations for people who want to feel their absolute best are exogenous ketones (above) and collagen. Just one serving of collagen a day in any drink or food (its tasteless and dissolves in anything), and you’re on your way to feeling your best. In just a few days you should notice a positive effect. This is the #1 collagen product that works best. Give it a good 30 days and see how you feel!
Research & References
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23719144 Sugar addiction: pushing the drug-sugar analogy to the limit
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28295377 Time-restricted feeding for prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic disorders
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28043175 The promising potential role of ketones in inflammatory dermatologic disease: a new frontier in treatment research
- Trentham DE1, Dynesius-Trentham RA, Orav EJ, Combitchi D, Lorenzo C, Sewell KL, Hafler DA, Weiner HL. Effects of oral administration of type II collagen on rheumatoid arthritis. Science. 1993 Sep 24;261(5129):1727-30.
- Bannai, M., Kawai, N., Ono, K., Nakahara, K., & Murakami, N. (2012). The Effects of Glycine on Subjective Daytime Performance in Partially Sleep-Restricted Healthy Volunteers. Frontiers in Neurology, 3. doi:10.3389/fneur.2012.00061
- Weight loss maintenance: Predictors of successful weight loss maintenance: a qualitative comparative analysis.” Bdj217.9 (2014): 525. Web.
- Ruiz-Ramírez, Angélica, Ely Ortiz-Balderas, Guillermo Cardozo-Saldaña, Eulises Diaz-Diaz, and Mohammed El-Hafidi. “Glycine restores glutathione and protects against oxidative stress in vascular tissue from sucrose-fed rats.” Clinical Science126.1 (2014): 19-29. Web.
- Papakonstantinou, Eleni, Michael Roth, and George Karakiulakis. “Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging.” Dermato-Endocrinology 4.3 (2012): 253-58. Web.