Get Rid Of Your Health and Weight Issues Once and For All

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I decided to take a closer look at our closest ancestors to learn more about the current human health situation. I went on to examine gorillas who share 97.8% of our genes and found that by examining the way these apes live and eat, and by taking a close look at their health and causes of death, we can conclude many things about human health and lifestyle.

One of the amazing things I came across in my research was that in the early part of the 20th century, when gorillas were first being kept in zoos in Europe and North America, they were fed the same kinds of food that the local people were eating instead of being supplied with foods that are similar to those found in their natural habitat. Gorillas were fed several servings of “nutritional cookies” a day made from pure processed “white” grains, sugar, and added vitamins with the good intention of ensuring that the gorillas received all of their nutritional requirements. Cookies were also given as treats to promote good behavior. In other words, gorillas were fed a typical Western world diet based on processed, calorie-rich, and nutrient-poor foods – a far cry from their natural diet in the wild.

As a result of their new lifestyle, gorillas fell prey to the same kinds of illnesses that are the leading causes of death in the Western world in humans. These illnesses were rare among people from third world countries, especially Asia and Africa, and were unheard of in ape populations. Gorillas in captivity fed the common Western world diet, showed a tendency in both sexes to grow obese, especially when fed diets rich in simple sugars and carbohydrates. Obesity was never observed in wild gorillas.

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This change in diet and lifestyle led to the same effect they have on humans, and heart disease became the number one killer of gorillas in North American zoos, and obese apes were the norm. Even food addictions became commonplace.

In 2005, after a twenty-one-year-old gorilla named Brooks died of heart failure at the Cleveland Metro-parks Zoo, researchers started to take a closer look at gorilla heart health. (1) Captive gorillas were found to have high serum cholesterol levels, ranging from 281 to 311 mg/dl. (2) Researchers examined the possibility of the effect of diet on gorilla health. They noticed that gorillas were consuming diets that were very low in fiber and rich in meat and egg products, (54) a diet very different from the gorilla’s natural diet. In the wild, gorillas consume foods that are very low in fat and protein, but very high in fiber. The gorilla’s diet in the wild also changes seasonally. They consume less foliage and more fruit during the wet season. (4)

Zoo keepers also noticed strange behaviors among captive gorillas that were never observed in the wild, including regurgitating sugar rich foods and then re-ingesting them. This behavior indicates that the change in their dietary patterns leads to the formation of sugar addictions in captive gorillas.

From these findings, in 2008 the first steps were taken by zoos to begin to wean gorillas off the commercially processed biscuits, and replace the high-sugar, high simple carbohydrate and high protein diet that zoos had fed gorillas for years, with a diet more in line with their natural diet in the wild. Vegetables and leafy greens became once again their staples, and the food was scattered about their enclosure, so they were compelled to forage. This way gorillas also became more active as they would be in the wild. This reduced the incidence of heart disease and obesity immediately, and now gorillas in zoos are living longer than ever before, till around the age of fifty-four years and more. (5)

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The new diet was quickly copied by other zoos in Columbus, Toronto, and Seattle. (1) By switching the gorillas back to a diet resembling their own natural diet, they restored their health. It may seem like common sense that gorillas should be given their natural foods for consumption even while they are in captivity, just as it is also common sense that we humans should consume the natural foods that we were naturally intended to eat, even if we have the ability to manufacture other foods.

So what is the natural diet for humans?

Nowadays obesity-related diseases are the major cause of human mortality. Obesity, resulting from consumption of more calories than are expended, has led to many health complications and increased mortality. (6)  Worldwide, over one billion people are obese, (6) and in the United States, 35% of all people are obese. In the United States, an estimated 300,000 deaths per year are due to the obesity epidemic. (7) The spread of obesity has led to increasing incidences of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers, and other morbidities.

While genetics can predispose an individual to gain excess weight, the environment must be conducive for a person to become obese. 

There has been an increase in the availability of food, especially high fat, high-calorie unnatural processed foods, and not enough education about the effects bad food habits have on our health. There is also a recorded decrease in the amount of individual physical activity which has played an important role in obesity becoming an epidemic. (8)

According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, close to the use of tobacco. (9) Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States, (10) and is linked to diseases of nearly every organ in the body.

According to the American Cancer Society, (11) an estimated 589,430 people are expected to die from cancer in the United States in 2015. That’s one death from cancer every fifty-two seconds! The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that global cancer diagnoses will rise from 14 million to 22 million people per year over the next two decades. WHO cites tobacco, obesity, physical inactivity, and alcohol use as the main reasons for deaths from cancer.

Heart disease is responsible for one in every four deaths, about 600,000 deaths per year in the United States alone. (12) Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women of which coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease. (63)

We can change these statistics by making better, more life supportive food choices!

Read about the ideal diet for humans in my book titled: The Guerrilla Diet & Lifestyle Program.

 

The Guerrilla Diet & Lifestyle Program reveals the secret to the healthiest diet for human consumption. In fact, this diet is not really a diet, but rather a total lifestyle program that is backed by solid scientific evidence from many different scientific fields combined, including genetics, evolutionary science, anthropology, zoology, medicine, and nutritional sciences.

This book holds the knowledge and step by step guidelines readers need to apply the ideal diet for human consumption along with precise lifestyle habit changing plans to support users on their path to optimal health, vitality, and longevity.

This research and diet changed mine and my client’s life. I’m sure it will have the same effect on you regarding any health or weight issues you may be having.

Check it out here: The Guerrilla Diet Book

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