1. Busting the BIGGEST myth about obesity

    I’ve never been the type to sugarcoat the news… so I’m here with what some might call “tough” talk.

    I prefer to think of it as HONEST talk.

    Because millions of Americans are living in denial right now.

    They’re ignoring some VERY SERIOUS and VERY DEADLY risks – and what makes it so frustrating is that they don’t have to live with these threats hanging over them.

    And you don’t have to, either.

    You can turn it around, quickly and easily, and I’m going to give you the secret that’s changed lives for my own patients.

    But it starts with recognizing that one of today’s most common beliefs is also one of the biggest myths.

    It’s the notion that you can be overweight or obese… yet still be healthy and “fit” if you get a little movement.

    There’s no such thing as ‘fat but fit’

    Every doc has heard it, including me. Some patients practically announce it during a physical.

    I’m healthy! I’m FIT!

    Sometimes, I think they’re trying to convince themselves rather than me.

    It’s usually what someone says when they’re overweight or obese, but have no other “serious” problems along with clean bloodwork and decent blood pressure.

    And more importantly, they’re active.

    In some cases, very active.

    As you’ve read here in House Calls, being active is always better than being inactive, and that’s still true.

    Except the new study shows no amount of activity can negate the effects of being overweight or obese when it comes to cardiovascular problems including diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol struggles.

    In some cases… even in active people… being overweight or obese will increase those risks by up to FIVE TIMES!

    So here’s what I tell patients who are overweight or obese, but “fit” and active.

    “You don’t have diabetes,” I say, then add the most important word: “Yet.”

    As the new study shows, it’s only a matter of time before that or some other health problem pops up – because while being fit and active is better than being sedentary, it can’t cancel out the extra weight.

    There’s always a little disappointment there.

    Most people don’t WANT the extra weight, and nearly ALL OF THEM have tried to lose it… usually multiple times, and the effort always ends in frustration.

    But I’ve got something different, and that’s a way to lose the weight and keep it off.

    It’s my own spin on the paleo diet, or the ketogenic aka “keto” diet.

    It’s a diet that comes in and out of fashion every few years, but there’s a reason to make sure it stays in style in your house.

    It WORKS.

    It leads to:

    • RAPID weight loss
    • PERFECT blood sugar
    • LOWER blood pressure
    • ENHANCED memory
    • LESS pain
    • and so much MORE

    Here’s my suggested: Be VERY strict for about a month. No grains. Limited carbs. But as many veggies and fresh animal fats/proteins as you can handle (don’t deliberately overeat – but you don’t have to count calories, either).

    Not gonna lie: The first week can be tough with cravings and a little fatigue. But after that, your body’s fat burners will switch on, energy levels will jump and you’ll be amazed at the difference.

    Once the month is up, don’t go back to your old habits.

    That’s how diets fail.

    Instead, make a careful plan to reintroduce some healthier carbs in limited amounts, and – if all goes well – the occasional cheat day.

    Work with a doctor who knows a thing or two about keto or low-carb diets who can guide you through it and get your over any plateaus.

  2. America’s NEW weight-loss problem – and how to BEAT it!

    They’ll lecture you, guilt you, and force you to feel absolutely awful about yourself.

    They’re only happy… when you’re NOT happy!

    That’s how they make their coin, profiting off misery. And if Americans are fat, depressed, and desperate, they know they’re going to make a killing off meds.

    So when they see the new report just out that finds more than 40 percent of Americans are obese, they’re not sad.

    They’re THRILLED!

    They don’t see desperate Americans looking for a way to get healthy.

    They see a whole bunch of targets for their new wave of weight-loss drugs – meds they’re already hoping will turn into the nation’s next billion-dollar blockbusters.

    But NOT you.

    NOT today.

    …and NOT ever.

    Because I’ve got another plan to take you OUT of this system and OFF of their balance sheets – and it’s a whole lot easier than they’ll ever let on!

    The REAL reason for the obesity crisis

    New numbers from the CDC find that 42.4 percent of U.S. adults are now obese.

    Not simply overweight, but obese.

    And more than 9 percent are in the next category up: severely obese.

    That last number has DOUBLED in less than 20 years.

    If you’re fighting that battle yourself, this shows you’re not alone.

    And there’s something else you need to know -- something they’re keeping hidden from you because it doesn’t fit their narrative.

    It’s NOT your fault!

    They want you to believe weight gain is caused by YOU. That somehow, you can’t control yourself.

    But that’s not always the full story.

    See, they’ve LOADED the American food chain with toxins that disrupt hormones and destroy your metabolism… leading to weight gain and chronic disease.

    And it leads to something else: desperation.

    That’s when they get you – because when patients are desperate, they turn to DRUGS.

    And if 42.4 percent of Americans are desperate to lose weight, those new drugs are about to become the most popular meds in the pharmacy!

    But you don’t have to be one of their desperate customers.

    You can undermine this whole plan, single-handedly, starting with one, simple change.

    Are you ready? Here it is:

    Give up ALL processed foods.

    They’re not just healthier overall. They’re also free of those nasty toxins – and once you switch to a natural diet, everything should come back into balance quickly including appetite.

    For best results, go full paleo. That means meats such as pasture fed beef, pork, lamb, chicken and turkey, fish, eggs, seeds, nuts, fruits and veggies, along with healthy fats (including butter) and oils. Avoid processed food, grains and sugar.

    And to kick start your weight loss, try one of these two fasting diets.

    • Intermittent fasting: This is when you reduce calories to just 500-600 per day, two or three days a week.
    • Time-restricted fasting: This is when you confine your eating to within a certain window – usually about 8-10 hours per day, with only water or tea outside those hours.

    You don’t have to live this way forever. But 2-3 months of this can often lead to dramatic weight loss.

    Even more importantly, combined with the paleo lifestyle, you’ll gain better overall health, too.

    Consider working with a nutritionist who can help individualize your food plan and find out what works best.

  3. Obesity is NOT your fault

    The REAL reason you can’t lose weight (HINT: It’s not your fault!) If you’re overweight or obese, they’ll wag their fingers at you – right in your face – and say it’s your own fault. But I’ve never bought that. I know the TRUE reason so many people gain weight just by LOOKING at a menu. And I know the...
  4. Defeat obesity WITHOUT going on a diet

    CONQUER weight loss with this (It’s not a diet!) The new numbers are in, and they show the nation’s obesity epidemic just got a whole lot worse. And naturally, the mainstream’s already blaming YOU for it. Well, friend, even if you’ve let yourself go, I’ve got some news for you today. It’s NOT your fault. I’ll let you in on...
  5. Obesity is dangerous even if you’re “metabolically healthy”

    'Healthy obesity' doesn't exist You want a sure sign of how backward the world is spinning right now? Some folks are so politically correct that they actually think it's RUDE when a doctor tells them they're unhealthy because of their weight. It's true! That's not rude; that's just being honest. And I'm certainly not going to lie to my patients...
  6. Obesity linked to dementia and liver cancer

    Obesity isn’t healthy. Everyone knows that – but new research shows just how bad it is, finding a direct link to dementia and liver cancer.
  7. Obesity boosts colorectal risk

    Obesity can increase the risk of polyps, or precancerous growths in the colon that could turn into a deadly cancer.
  8. Feel the benefits of probiotics

    A probiotic can boost your diet and double your weight loss, according to a new study on women.
  9. Obesity can take years off your life

    Being obese can increase your risk of death, especially death from heart disease.
  10. Hearing loss one of the effects of obesity

    Obesity can increase the risk of hearing loss, especially in women, according to a new study.
  11. Effects of obesity can kill you

    Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke and death even if you appear to be healthy by every other measure.
  12. How to get on the path to healthy aging

    More than 20 million Americans are disabled because of osteoarthritis -- and in many cases, the condition is caused or worsened by obesity.
  13. Lose weight and lower risk factors for heart disease

    Obesity alone, and not just the health conditions that often come with it, can increase your risk of a heart attack.
  14. Ways to lose weight

    Exercise alone isn't enough to help you to lose weight -- and if that's all you do, you might even gain a few pounds.
  15. Oral bacteria one of the causes of dementia

    The same germs responsible for gum disease could play a role in dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.
  16. Skipping breakfast will not help you lose weight

    Studies show that skipping breakfast will not help you lose weight, and instead may cause you to overeat, make poor food choices and gain even more weight.
  17. Losing weight can ease signs of sleep apnea

    Weight loss is the single best treatment for sleep apnea, according to new research.
  18. Losing body weight helps relieve osteoarthritis

    Losing weight can dramatically ease pain and reduce inflammation in patients with osteoarthritis of the knees.
  19. Belly fat leads to heart disease and cancer

    Just a little extra fat in the belly can increase the risk of cancer and heart disease.
  20. Fat cells in body lead to fat cells in bones

    Fat in your body can cause fat to build up inside your bones -- increasing your risk of fractures, breaks and even osteoporosis.

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