You may have wondered what we mean when we say the revolutionary new Silver Cloud Diet is backed by the latest cutting edge science. What we mean is that scientists in labs from coast to coast are beginning to examine the role of fats in the diet and we don’t mean LOW FAT.
For thirty years, many in this country have followed a low fat, high carb diet regime and have gotten less healthy and more fat as a result. But just as Dr. Atkins knew, thirty years ago, the path to health, longevity and normal weight is a diet that cuts way back on carbohydrates.
So what makes us different from Atkins? I’d say, we have responded to the degraded food supply in this country, the increased reliance on prepared and processed foods – way more than 50% of meals in this country are eaten out or ordered in today. Things are much worse since Atkins did his ground breaking work. We have to take a clear stance against factory farming and Big Pharma if we want to be healthy.
We know that the Farm Revolution, which has begun, and which is mainstreaming organic produce and meat sources, is a huge part of the solution we see. In my patients, the results are just really dramatic.
When my patients follow the Silver Cloud protocols, beginning with a Full Fat Fast, their weight normalizes, their blood sugars come down, and their cholesterol becomes totally normal.
I did want to cite a couple studies I’ve seen lately. One, cited in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages increased women’s chances for a heart attack by an alarming percentage.
Regular Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages May Increase Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Women Keywords: CORONARY HEART DISEASE – Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Reference: “Sweetened beverage consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in women,” Fung TT, Hu FB, et al, Am J Clin Nutr, 2009; 89(4): 1037-42. (Address: Department of Nutrition, Simmons College, Boston, MA 02115, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ). Summary: In a prospective study involving 88,520 women without previously diagnosed coronary heart disease or diabetes, aged 34-59 years, regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) was associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). During 24 years of follow-up, 3105 incident cases of CHD (nonfatal myocardial infarction and fatal CHD) were recorded. Using Cox proportional hazards models adjusted for potential confounders, consumption of 1 SSB per day and 2 or more SSBs per day were associated with 23% and 35% increased risks of CHD, respectively, compared with consumption of less than 1 SSB per month. Thus, the authors of this study conclude, “Regular consumption of SSBs is associated with a higher risk of CHD in women, even after other unhealthful lifestyle or dietary factors are accounted for.”
Another from Spain shows that full fat milk is so much healthier than low fat or skim milk and actually helps prevent heart disease.
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, CHOLESTEROL, TRIGLYCERIDES – Omega-3 Fatty Acids, EPA, Eicosapentaenoic Acid, DHA, Docosahexaenoic Acid, Fish Oil, Oleic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Folate Reference: “Milk enriched with “healthy fatty acids” improves cardiovascular risk markers and nutritional status in human volunteers,” Fonolla J, Lopez-Huertas E, et al, Nutrition, 2009; 25(4): 408-14. (Address: Nutrition and Health Department, Puleva Biotech S.A., Granada, Spain. E-mail: email@example.com ). Summary: In a study involving 297 subjects between the ages of 25 and 65 years, with moderate cardiovascular risk factors, consuming 500 mL per day of a milk enriched with the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, plus oleic acid, and vitamins A, B6, D, E, and folic acid, for a period of 1 year was found to significantly increase serum HDL cholesterol (4%) and serum folate (58%) and significantly decrease plasma triglycerides (10%), total cholesterol (4%), and LDL cholesterol (6%), as compared to subjects consuming un-enriched semi-skimmed milk or skimmed milk. No significant changes in serum glucose, homocysteine, or C-reactive protein were found in any of the groups. “Daily intake of a milk enriched with fish oil, oleic acid, and vitamins improved the nutritional status and cardiovascular risk markers of volunteers, whereas skimmed milk and semi-skimmed milk did not.”
So, you may ask, why are we talking about heart disease in a diet column? Because, my friends, being overweight, having a BMI over 25, or a waistline over 35 inches leads as clearly to heart disease and ill health as any other marker.
Doctors before me, including the South Beach doc, and my mentor and friend Dr. Atkins began their studies with cardiac patients.
Follow the Silver Cloud Diet, the cutting edge science will tell you that you must eat whole, unprocessed foods and avoid sugar, processed carbohydrates and all the other poisons in our food supply.
Yours in good health,
Dr. John Salerno