by Dr. Alberto Villoldo: The theme of January 2021 is re-birth, growth and new beginnings. Dive into transformation this month with my 30-day plan to grow a new body and mind from my book, “One Spirit Medicine…”
STEP ONE: The 30 day diet to Grow a New Body and Mind
You can’t grow a new body on junk food. Have you noticed how no self-respecting critter will touch the fries that have fallen under the seat of your automobile, even after a year?
FIRST, CLEAN IT UP.
Dairy: Eliminate dairy. If you must, eat goat cheese and goat yogurt.
Grains: No gluten. Get off all grains if you can. Grains are a modern-day discovery and our systems are not adapted to process them. We have a hunter-gatherer genome. Processed grains turn into sugar in your system! However quinoa is fine (it’s not a grain!).
Beans: Limit to one-cup per day.
Sugar: Eliminate. No soft drinks or artificial sweeteners. Mice addicted to cocaine and then offered sugar as an alternative will choose the sugar 100% of the time!
SECOND, WHAT TO EAT…
Fats and Protein: Make sure they are good fats, Omega-3 rich foods, avocados, nuts (no peanuts), and coconut oil. No vegetable oils. Good quality proteins.
Eat Green: We co-evolved with plants, not with animals, which would run away! The key is nutrient-dense and calorie-poor.
Meat: Eat sparingly—only free-range, grass fed.
Fish: A great choice! Eat small, wild caught fish. Watch out for mercury toxicity.
Eggs: Are great for you, if you are not allergic. Great source of protein, and they don’t affect cholesterol.
Kale: Loaded with healthy info. Juice it in the morning, cook it lightly at lunch or dinner. Avoid too many root vegetables that are sugar rich.
A plant-based diet (nutrient-dense, calorie-poor) will switch on more than 500 genes that create health, and switch off more than 200 genes that create cancers.
STEP TWO: Supplements to Upgrade the Brain and Grow a New Body
You can switch on the regenerative mechanisms in every cell to grow a new body that ages, heals, and dies differently. The codes are latent in your DNA, but are password protected. These supplements will give you access.
Take these daily for one week, then off for one week. Repeat for 30 days.
Vitamin B12 is essential for liver detoxification and for protecting DNA. Most of us are B12 deficient. Be sure to take sublingual methylcobalamin, an enhanced form of B12 that dissolves quickly under the tongue. Take 2,500 mcg.
Vitamin C is essential for the detoxification processes. Take 2,000 mg.
Vitamin D3 can prevent or reduce depression, dementia, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders. Take 5,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D3 during the 7 day program, then 1,000 IU thereafter.
S-acetyl glutathione is the first truly bioavailable form of the free-radical scavenger glutathione. Take 1 gram in the morning on an empty stomach.
DHA and EPA, are Omega-3 fatty acids important for brain health and preventing Alzheimer’s. Take 3 grams, from fish oil or algae.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, activates the genes that turn on powerful antioxidants in the brain. Take 1 gram. Be sure it is in liposomal form.
Trans-resveratrol triggers production of the brain’s antioxidants and down-regulates genes that activate apoptosis, programmed cell death. Take 500 mg.
Pterostilbene, found in blueberries and grapes, works with trans-resveratrol to prevent cancer and other diseases. Take 250 mg.
ProAlive Probiotic resettles healthy flora in the gut and facilitates digestion. Take five drops in water. (You can order at www.ascendedhealth.com.)
Coconut oil is jet fuel for the brain. Take 1 teaspoon in the morning and 1 teaspoon in the midafternoon.
EVENING (two hours after dinner):
Alpha-lipoic acid helps eliminate toxins and heavy metals in brain tissue. Take one 600 mg capsule.
Magnesium Citrate helps with your bowel movement and to eliminate waste, as well as relax your muscles.
Some of the facts: Pterostilbene, Trans-resveratrol, and Curcumin regulate genes which oversee apoptosis, or programmed cell death. These products upgrade mitochondrial function and aid in the electron transport chain. They also decrease inflammation, and switch on the longevity genes (Sirt1) inside every cell.
So now you have the plan of what to avoid, what to eat, and what supplements to take,
the last step is to trigger autophagy. Autophagy is the recycling of cellular waste, the garbage build-up inside cells (and brain cells in particular) that interfere with mitochondrial function and mess with the death clock inside every cell (apoptosis). Autophagy is triggered when there are no sugars in the system, and insulin signaling has been turned off. You should stay away from sugars and carbs for 18 hours a day.
This means you start the day with proteins and fats (like eggs and one-half avocado) instead of with toast and fruit—you can eat your fruit at noon if you like. And dinner is at 6:00 with no dessert!
Try the experiment. To your good health!