Fat Intake, Weight Loss, and Symptom Reduction (as well as improved blood tests)
Excess, un-eliminated acids in you blood (left there because your bowel is not yet healthy enough to eliminate them), cause your body to retain water and fat (your weight goes up), trigger reactions from your body to protect against these (causing symptoms) and trigger reactions from your organs (that cause elevated cholesterol and other blood tests variables, like TSH and liver enzyme levels—to possibly increase.) Because ‘tis the time of year that weight is especially on everyone’s mind, and you will be hearing a zillion ads and commercials marketing the “will always fail crutch approach to weight loss!”—I will state this boldly in regard to your weight:
Fat does not make you fat. Excess acids in your blood do!
A lack of exercise, too many carbs, and a lack of willpower are not the cause of excess weight—excess acids are!
Hence, until your bowel is healthier and better able to eliminate acids from your blood that cause weight, symptoms, and bad blood tests, it is helpful to minimize the acids in your blood in other ways.
The foods you eat have a profound effect on the acids that are present in your blood.
There are several “ways” to reduce the acids in your blood with your diet. One, reduce the acidic foods that you eat. This reduces the “new” acids that enter into your blood. Two, eat foods that are not cleansing—that do not cause the old acids in your cells/organs to be discarded into your blood.
Healthy fats satisfy these two requirements.
Healthy fats include olive oil, cold/expeller-pressed oils, nuts and seeds and their butters, avocadoes, and butter! These foods are non-acidic, or very low in acidity. This reduces the new acids entering into your blood, which reduces symptoms, weight gain, and bad blood tests.
These fats are also not cleansing, They do not cause old acids to dump into your blood from your cells/organs. For now, this is desirable, and it means fewer symptoms, fewer weight problems, and better blood tests.
Additionally, by eating more of these fats/foods, you are very likely to eat less acidic, cleansing foods that trigger symptoms, weight gain, and bad blood tests.
So eat more of these healthy fats, and your weight will go down, your symptoms will reduce, and your blood tests will look better.
How much should you eat? Eat a lot more than you think. A long-term, healthy diet is comprised of about 25% fat—that is quite a bit! It may mean that you eat 2 tablespoons of butter, ½ avocado and 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day—or more.
Remember, you need to re-program your brain to rethink the cause of weight gain, symptoms, elevated cholesterol, etc. Acids in your blood that have not been eliminated by your bowel cause these (and these can be reduced by the foods you eat. Healthy fats fit into the category of foods that reduce the presence of these weight producing, symptom-producing, cholesterol-producing acids!).