This Could Be More Dangerous than Processed Foods : The Renegade Health Newsletter

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Being here a couple times a week, might lower your cortisol levels…

I used to think that eating processed foods was the worst possible thing you could do to your body…

I still think it’s in the top 10, but after spending a lot of time over the last few years with some really sharp clinical practitioners, I’ve learned a few things about truly one of the worst things you can do to the body.

I’ll share it with you in a second…

First, I want to share with you that Dr. J.E. Williams and I just released “The Complete Adrenal Health Program” last week.

About 80% of all people in industrialized nations will experience adrenal fatigue in their lives, so that pretty much means just about everyone. LOL!

This program will explain how you can prevent burnout as well as help you adrenals rebuild if you’re trashed them with stress, stimulants or nutritional deficiencies.

The program is also available at a discount until Wed. December 22nd, 2010 – at almost 50% off.

Here’s where you can read more now…

http://www.renegadehealth.com/adrenals

Now on to the newsletter:

One of the worst things that you can do to your body besides the obvious – drugs, eating junk food, excess sugar, football, etc – is putting it through emotional and environmental stress.

I know, you’ve heard me talk about the dangers of stress before, but let me get into a little more detail.

It’s not the actual stress that wrecks your health, it’s the chemical changes it causes in your body.

This is why it is possibly one of the worst things you can subject your body to.

As you know, stress can come from various sources…

– Your thoughts
– Your job
– Your relationships
– Over exercise
– Excess sugar
– Use of stimulants (coffee, teas, cacao, drugs)

These 6 things all can increase the amount of cortisol in the body.

Excess cortisol can interfere with a bunch of different processes causing poor health.

First is immunity.

If you have too much cortisol, you suppress immune function by suppressing the activity of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. This prevents the release of neurotransmitters that help immune function.

So basically, all you’ve heard about stress being related to illness is dead on.

If you’re stressed out, you’re going to get sick.

Second is how your metabolism is regulated and what you crave.

When you have too much stress, you can crave salty or sugary foods.

Cravings of these foods are very real, because the body is looking for minerals or fuel (in the form of sugars) to continually adjust to your metabolic imbalances.

Many times, when you fix the adrenals and eliminate the stress, you can get rid of some of the physiological cravings – the emotional ones require a different set of skills to eliminate!

Third is cardiovascular issues.

Poor adrenal function leads to changes in how your body regulates heart rate and blood pressure.

Inability to regular your cardiovascular system can lead to poor circulation, high or low blood pressure and all diseases related to these issues, particularly hypertension.

Fourth is thinner skin and weaker bones.

Excess cortisol is directly related to thinner skin and weaker bones.

Weaker bones are related to the inability of hormones to regular body processes as well as the excess acidity that is created in the body when excess cortisol is present.

Managing stress and making sure you have plenty of minerals and vitamin D is a much better strategy than drugs for those who have symptoms or signs of osteoporosis.

I hope that helps you understand why you need to take care of your adrenals.

I know from experience what it’s like to have adrenal fatigue and it’s not anything I’d wish on anyone.

The best thing to do is take preventative steps to make sure it doesn’t happen to you, instead of waiting until you’ve damaged your adrenals and then struggle to fix them.

Alright, I’m off to relax today, be sure to take advantage of the awesome deal we have running on “The Complete Adrenal Health Program” this week now.

The course is a collection of thousands of hours of hands on adrenal patient experience from Dr. Williams – which is more valuable than volumes of “theory.”

Here’s where you can get it now…

http://www.renegadehealth.com/adrenals

Live Awesome!
Kev

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.

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  1. Luc Thomas says:

    I have a question about Peanuts, and other nuts…. First here is some background: I have been on a raw diet for 2 weeks now. I have gone raw a few yrs back when I was sick for 9months. I totally healed myself of my conditions and then slowly over the past 3 years I resumed my unhealthy eating habits. In the back of my mind I kept telling myself I have to get back to it soon. And Finally I did. Now I am determined to stick to raw foods for the rest of my life.

    I just have a question about peanuts… I enjoy many nuts, and usually deshell them myself. Most nuts are not roasted but peanuts usually are. I buy only unsalted peanuts but i have not been able to find any peanuts in the shell that are not roasted. So, after peanuts have been roasted do there fats and nutrients change? Are they full of bad fats now and have they been robbed of protiens?

    Thanks,

    Luc

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