Dr. Meaghan and Wendy welcome Dr. Patrick Quigley to our podcast. He talks about how to individual your diet. There is no perfect diet out there fore everybody. It is important to realize what works for you and incorporate that into your daily diet.
We can get some information from cultures that are more genetically pure and how diet can change their epidemiology. Another popular example is the Pima Indians of Arizona. We have westernized their diet in a small amount of time. Because of these drastic changes we have seen huge changes in their health and wellness. This has included increase in obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic concerns.
One of the important parts of a diet is blood sugar regulation and insulin control. Insulin is the hormone that is released from the pancreas in order to dictate where blood sugar goes. Its purpose is to drive blood sugar into the cell for energy. When there are high levels of blood sugar and insulin that it is driven into fat and weight gain occurs. Because of this it is important to make sure to eliminate carbs for two weeks and then add them back in slowly to find the amount for you. Dr. Quigley recommends to add in carbs at every other meal to begin. Then to add in protein and fats as needed depending on your needs.
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He also talked about cravings and figuring out what is needed versus what your body needs. He shares a cool story about needing Vitamin A and fish eyes.
Thanks for Dr. Patrick Quigley for coming on the show and sharing your expertise. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us [email protected].