Become Hot Spot Healthy

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Transcript Become Hot Spot Healthy

Group Wellness Program
The S.A.D.
The S.A.D. a.k.a.
• The S.A.D.
• The Western-pattern diet
• The meat-sweet diet
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
• Meat, especially red meat from battery farms, is high in saturated
fats and is strongly linked with colon cancer.
• Hot Spot folk eat it only rarely – perhaps once a month or less –
and their meat is lean and organic.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
• Sugar is an anti-nutrient -- it disturbs blood sugar levels, depresses
immunity, depletes magnesium, creates disease-promoting acid
conditions, stresses the adrenal glands, promotes candida, is
addictive, and feeds cancer cells.
• High-fructose corn syrup is harmful to health because concentrated
fructose feeds cancer cells, causes insulin resistance, and can cause
diarrhea in children; HFCS has also been linked with autism since it
raises levels of neurotoxins in the brain.
• Sugar is so toxic that scientists are now advising the US government
to have health warnings on products containing it.
• Look out for sugar and HFCS in candy, pastries, desserts, sugary
drinks, and even ‘health products’ such as flapjacks and nut bars.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
• If you wish to eat something sweet, try eating fruit or some 70%
cocoa dark chocolate, which contains minerals and antioxidants.
• For baking try more healthful alternatives such as stevia, xylitol,
molasses, maple syrup, good brands of agave syrup or honey as
sweeteners instead of table sugar.
• Rapadura sugar and Demerara sugar are also preferable to refined
table sugar as they are less processed.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
• Coffee, colas, and other sugary carbonated drinks are high in antinutrients which leach vitamins and minerals from the body.
• In addition, they create acidic conditions in the body, they may
contribute to diabetes, and they are linked to cancer of the
esophagus and osteoporosis.
• They are also linked with heart disease, with just one sugary soft
drink a day thought to raise the risk of having a heart attack by as
much as 20 per cent, according to a recent study from Harvard.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
• Refined grains are ‘white’ grains such as white rice and white
wheat flour. White flour is found in white bread, cakes, biscuits,
pastry, and pasta.
• Refined grains are ‘nutrient-robbers’, meaning they deplete the
body of nutrients since they require more vitamins and minerals to
process than they provide.
• They lack fiber and so can cause constipation and toxicity.
• They tend to be high on the glycemic index (although pasta is
made from durum wheat which is not so high as other types of
white flour) and so cause blood sugar imbalances leading to
obesity, hyperglycaemia, and eventually diabetes.
• Refined grains are also starchy and therefore acid-forming.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
• Dairy is high in saturated fat, contains no fiber, and is acidforming.
• It may also contain growth factors suitable for a rapidly growing
calf which can cause cell proliferation.
• Dairy has been linked by some to breast cancer.
• In the Hot Spots, dairy is always organic, usually from sheep or
goats, and is used sparingly.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
• Processed foods include most ready meals, cured meats such as hot
dogs and salamis, processed cheese, canned foods, and any foods
which have been much altered from their natural state.
• They often contain additives, large amounts of salt and/or sugar,
trans fats, preservatives and GM foods and are usually low in
fiber and nutrients.
• Cured meats usually contain nitrites which form cancer-causing
compounds in the stomach.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
• Deep-fried foods such as French fries, chips, battered chicken and
deep-fried donuts are fried in cooking oils which are high in free
radicals which damage cells.
• Deep-fried foods may also be cooked in shortening which contains
trans fats. These sabotage cell membrane structure and are linked
with heart disease and cancer.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
• Excess sodium, found in high levels of salt, disturbs the
sodium/potassium balance in cells which can cause fluid retention
and Tissue Damage Syndrome (TDS).
• It is also linked with high blood pressure, kidney disease,
osteoporosis, blood sugar imbalance and stomach cancer.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
• Alcohol is toxic to the liver and linked conclusively with cancer in
many studies, with new studies suggesting that even low levels may
cause certain cancers.
• Most alcoholic drinks are also high in sugar. Alcohol can damage
the gut lining and destroys the probiotics we need to have good
digestive health. It also suppresses immunity.
• If you want to drink alcohol, keep limits low and avoid drinking on
an empty stomach as it can damage the stomach lining.
• Red wine is probably the least unhealthy type of alcohol and may
even be beneficial in small amounts since it contains antioxidants.
• Choose organic wine if possible so as to avoid sulfites and
pesticide residues.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
• Not much needs to be said here, except that smokers have a one in
two chance of dying an unpleasant, premature death!
• Eating and living the Hot Spot way may help smokers to lose their
Characteristics of the S.A.D.
• The S.A.D. food is calorie-dense and nutrient-poor. It is the
opposite of the Hot Spot Diet.
• It also leaves you craving more because it is so low in nutrients,
which leads to more weight gain. People are both overfed and
• The S.A.D. is the very opposite of a healthy diet. It is a diseasecausing diet and it is causing an epidemic of chronic disease. It is
linked with obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer (especially
colon cancer), and diabetes.
• If you were to list the factors in food which cause disease, you’ll
find them all in the SAD.
Lifestyle Factors
Lack of exercise
Lack of purpose in life
Lack of quality sleep
The pleasures of the S.A.D.
• The foods most people find it hardest to give up tend to be the ones
which are most harmful to health – the S.A.D. foods.
• These foods tend to be addictive.
• Once you wean yourself off them, you are less likely to want them.
You may even find that you develop a dislike for them.
• If you do indulge in unhealthy foods from time to time, don’t worry
about it or feel guilty – just pick up from where you left off. The
main thing is to try to eat and drink the right things most of the time.
• Over the coming weeks we will learn about pleasurable alternatives
to the S.A.D. in some detail to make it workable for you.
Turning around the S.A.D.
Instead of
Instead of
Instead of
Eat lots of
Instead of
• Instead of
meat: try fish or beans
sugar: try fruit or a fruit smoothie
refined grains: try whole grains
carbonated drinks: try water, herb teas, smoothies,
fried, fatty foods: try salads with delicious dressings
Turning around the S.A.D.
• Instead of salty foods: use garlic, mustard, herbs, lemon for
• Instead of yo-yo dieting: try eating three nutrient-rich, substantial
meals daily
• Instead of taking the car: try walking
• Instead of sitting on the couch watching TV: try a dance or exercise
class. Or hula hoop at home. Or go for a walk.
• Instead of disconnectedness – find ways to connect
• Instead of staying up late on the TV or computer – read and sleep
See how often you can avoid the
SAD and incorporate some of the
suggestions in this week’s lesson in
the coming week.
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