Channel: The Deen Show
Find out how much and what this 101-year-old man is eating for a healthy life and compare that to what Prophet Muhammad had told us regarding food, it’s truly amazing! We’ll also be helping you understand the difference between eating real food that God Almighty blessed us with and avoiding fake food that can destroy your health.
How old is 101? Although he's 101 paljor has never had surgery. He shows no signs of heart disease.
And he takes no medication. He believes that his long life and his incredible health is down to his diet. So any particular diet?
No particular diet, simple Punjabi farmers diet
just fresh food.
smaller portions. in poor countries, people die of starvation. in rich countries, people died over eating. So how much has he taken back to your eye?
He would eat
half a portion.
So child portions, probably about half the amount of calories your I would eat this.
Welcome back to the D show. And I'm with not one but two special guests, Michelle Gillespie and Jim Marlowe. All right.
You guys have been studying nutrition for how long now? And tell us a little about yourselves. Michelle, I've been studying nutrition since I joined the Peace Corps in 2004. I at that time, I was eating chili cheese burritos and a bunch of junk and the Peace Corps said you're going to be a nutritionist. And I guess they made a pretty good decision. And that was one of the things that got me interested in nutrition and I've been learning more ever since. And yourself you no stranger to the show. 40 years you were sick and tired of being sick and tired is over 40 years since then, took a turn and started not quite 40 years. But at the age of 20 I reached a point in my life where I was
sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time. And I decided it was time for me to take responsibility for my own health and learn how to be healthy and nutrition was a big part of that and I began to develop my nutritional integrity very important concept nutritional integrity is all about setting standards for what is acceptable food and drink for your body and then being faithful to those standards and nutritional integrity always involves eating real food rather than fake food that we talked about. Last time I was that was that around the age of what 21 you're going on 40 years you've been you've been studying this going on 40 close to her mom I'm 58 Yeah, yeah, yeah,
tell it tell tell us now
the food that you're eating
Can that be food that is actually helping you to live a more vibrant life or actually it could be killing you Oh, of course yes. Well the food that Michelle eats the food that I eat is helping us to be as healthy as we can be so we can live our life more fully and more richly because how how fully enriched Li we can we live our lives is very much dependent on our energy our vitality and that's that adds up to our level of health
the the better we nourish ourselves the easier we make it for our body to be healthier at the very least let's talk about on the show some of the consequences of not eating right not nourishing your body with what the fuel that it really needs the the the the fuel that helps you to live a more vibrant, healthy life the consequences of not doing that Yeah, yeah, well it affects everything but I think the the top three that I like to think of are energy and mood and mental clarity. If you're not eating very well energy affects everything you do we got energy, but what was the other one energy mood and mental clarity as top three I mean, this is me right there you can see the majority
of people out there you know you feel that sluggish feeling you know you're not getting up able to get up and be vibrant food is definitely one of the leading causes, if not, you know the corporate at the top
at least four to five people that that we do nutrition and health counseling with will admit to experiencing various degrees of brain fog at various times. Yeah, your brain fog meaning that their their their level of clarity is not very good. Their memory is not as good as they know it could be that they have a difficult time concentrating their their reading comprehension is not very good.
All of those
symptoms that can generally be called brain fog. They can be caused by eating fake food by putting sugar refined processed carbohydrates into your body foods with all kinds of chemical additives and chemical residues from from pesticides. For instance, pesticides, they kill bugs because they're their poisons. Pesticides are poisons, and specifically pesticides are neurotoxic. They actually damage the the the the nervous system fact they destroy the nervous
system of an insect that's how they kill the insect. Now, the government agency called the FDA, which is supposed to be there to protect the American public from toxic substances in the food supply. They say that pesticide residues are fine, they kill bugs, but they don't. They don't cause any harm to people. Well, there's no science supporting that position. But that's an understandable business policy in support of the commercial food industry. But pesticides not only are toxic to insects, they can also be toxic to animals and also human beings, and specifically neurotoxic. There's a nutritionally minded neurologist by the name of Dr. David Perlmutter, who's written a
number of books over the years, the better brain book he wrote a very popular book just a few years ago called grain brain anyway, in his better brain book from about a dozen years ago, he had a chapter in that book chapter eight, getting the the toxins out and he identified. As I as a neurologist, as an MD, neurologists, he identified pesticides as being the most harmful chemicals that Americans are routinely exposed to, that can ultimately contribute to what we what I mentioned a few moments ago about the very common symptom of brain fog. Okay, your child is mine.
Got a nice gift, you think, okay, your your school mate, wants to share because you know, all right, you don't want to be stingy. But how do you address the issue? So how do you you know, you get one of these Can you guys, I like in my old days, I love to eat this. I'll beat a box of them. What do you guys have to say? What is this? This is a Danish sweet, wonderful opportunity for a mom and dad to begin to educate their their children about the difference between real food and fake food. Yeah, kids are very impressionable, and they like to look at what their parents are doing what their older siblings are doing. So first of all, the parents setting a good example for themselves, or for their
children is is a great start. I've worked with a family with a four year old and she will not eat candy anymore. She's for It's awesome. She
learned from her dentist that candies bad from her teeth. She learned for me that candy is not good for health. And you know, hearing it from all these different sources. Now she is she's actually more firm than her parents and not eating candy. What about the common response? You usually get? Well, in moderation, okay, we don't eat it every day, maybe a couple times a week what's the big deal is as a reward now for the kids, you know, they're doing good. So we we throw them one of these are some some lollipops and you know, some other junk food? Well, do you just want to be a little bit healthy? Or do you want to be really healthy?
That's a very good point. And it's also important to understand that sugar is a highly addictive substance refined and processed sugar, as I mentioned, in our previous show, together, is is the most common addictive stimulant that people use, and it does have addictive qualities to it. So there's,
in the, in the, although someone may have the intention to only do a little bit of high sugar, fake food like this.
It's it's a precarious practice because
many people although their intention may be to just do a little bit of it, the more they they make that part of their lifestyle, the more prone they are to actually doing more than a little bit and they can begin to do it on a regular basis. And more, the more and more they do it, the harder and harder it's gonna be for
a little it's never just a little it's it's like there's a piece of candy at the doctor's office. Like even at the dentist's office, there's a piece of candy for the kids. And they go to school. And there's cupcakes. I mean, it doesn't usually it's not usually just one if it were really just one that would be different. It doesn't stop there. So we're making sugar addicts from a young age. Yeah, we continue with it. Yeah, you know, I I know. Many parents have the I think
incorrect attitude about, about offering their kids very commonly available sweet, sweet treats. So you know, like,
ice cream and cookies and cakes and in all that type of stuff. And they they feel like if they don't allow their children to have some of that, that they're depriving their children. I think a better way to think of it is that your children need to be protected. Your children need to be protected from fake food and all the marketing all the the the millions and millions of dollars that go into
promoting marketing, fake food with addictive qualities to children. So I don't think a parent is depriving their child by saying to the child that this is no this is fake food. You don't this this is not something you want to eat. You want to eat real food instead and educating your children. You're not depriving them. you're protecting their children. I like that.
pretending that you want to protect children, children they need to love. Don't you love it, you want to protect them. We right back with more here in the D show, please subscribe to the D show, follow us on our official Facebook and Twitter pages in the links below. Please also help support the show by making a donation in the link below.
Back here on the D show and we're trying to save lives. Can we technically say that by by educating people in this this area of something that's it's not too complex to understand, you can actually end up saving lives. We're trying to save lives. We're This is a serious issue. What what Michelle Gillespie and all real nutritionists have to offer people is how they can save themselves from unnecessary health problems. So you give them the proper education they have for proper information. Now it's up to them to decide, obviously, but this is let's talk about the consequences. Give me a few like diabetes, obesity. This is like an epidemic today. Yeah, what other chronic diseases now
you can take the advice, and then this is the positive outcome, or you don't and you continue on and what are you going to suffer from? Well, like blood pressure, give me give me some more come talk to me. Well, just about every symptom, potentially under the sun, everything from allergies to zits, so to speak. But if the body is not being nourished properly, it's only a matter of time before it begins to break down. In one way or another. We all have very much in common, but we have our differences. We all have our own unique genetic strengths. And if if you put 10 people together, all eating fake food, they may all break down in different ways. Yeah, for me, it was insomnia. I had a
big problem with insomnia and improving my nutrition really helps that and it doesn't seem like something that would come from what you eat. But there are a lot of things that you can do with nutrition to improve your sleep. That's profound. So now you have insomnia, you have diabetes, you have heart disease, we mentioned all of these ailments. Now most people are also taking some sort of prescribed drug. And that's obviously not taking care of the problem. Is it that's masking it cannot be linked back to food. Yeah, and if people don't look, they don't look for the culprit on food. Right? The the
the father of medicine, who To this day,
physicians graduating medical school after take something that called the Hippocratic oath. And the Hippocratic Oath is named after Hippocrates. poverties was a Greek physician who practiced several 1000 years ago. And
his what's that oath again, do no harm. Well, that's part of it. But what
some of the wisdom that came from Hippocrates was was this very simple, and profoundly important wisdom. Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food that's deep. Okay, Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food, right. And most people this this doesn't seem to them that is fat fathomable they don't they don't grasp this. I mean, I I'm amazed by it. But most people when you have a coke, Pepsi, potato chips, pizza burger, is that your medicine?
That's actually prescription to create health problems that will actually when you go to a conventional medical doctor, then they'll they'll put you on so called medicine, which never addresses the cause of the problem was the last time you've been to the doctor you go you go check up every couple times a year now three times now what was the last time I I haven't I haven't been to a doctor because of a health problem.
Since the 70s Oh, right. about yourself. I visited an osteopathic physician not on a regular basis. But I do go to him once in a while for health maintenance. Yeah, for health maintenance. Absolutely. You this this seems like this might be getting in the way. I mean, you you people like you. if everybody's healthy like this. We're going to put some people out of business like well, the most important doctor any of us could ever know is the doctor within ourselves. Our body knows how to be healthy it wants to be healthy. The direction of our lifeforce energy is always toward towards healing and health if you cut yourself it heals. You know if you get injured in a in a martial arts
workout or you you injure yourself any other way through any activity that you're engaged in.
Your body has a capacity to heal itself, the healing doesn't happen magically. The body needs to be supported well enough in order for us to realize our full healing potential. But the most important doctor any of us could have respect for and to honor is the doctor within ourselves. I need to the person says Look, they know they need to lose 100 pounds. Where do they start? How do they start? They're addicted to some of this food. There's a
habits now that they accustomed to the wake up in the morning with was a frosted flakes and
you know a stack full of pancakes isn't a good place to start would be breakfast right for the start right there. You can start with anything that feels right to you. Breakfast is the first meal of the day it makes sense to start with that. Take out junk food and add in real food.
I think that's the first step you don't have to have a perfect diet from day one just pick one thing that you're that you're passionate about that you can that you feel you can make a change with and make a change there and build on baby steps. Okay, so take one thing out that's bad. Can we start with start with white processed refined sugar? Isn't it true also that now the marketing is really interesting I heard this from my strength conditioning so he said that that's sugar. They've also they keep changing the name they given us so many different like cover ups names so you can identify evaporated cane juice and give it give us some of these days. high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup.
Well, there are different kinds of sugar, beet sugar. So these things if you see it, this is what you want to stay away from this is a good start well
remember I said and my first appearance on the deen show Edie that the simplest teaching I have to offer about nutrition and call this nutrition 101 is that if you want to be real healthy then eat real food and real food is simple food that does not come with a label with a list of ingredients. So if you're reading foods if you're if you're buying foods that that come with a label with a list of ingredients Yeah, it is important to read those ingredients and sugar can be disguised in a lot of different ways but a higher level of nutritional consciousness and practice to actually
realize is where you're you're not reading. You're not buying foods that have labels with lists list of ingredients generally speaking, you know that can be some exceptions to that. But the best quality real foods that God nature have to offer us.
Fresh, ideally pesticide free organic vegetables and fruits and whole
raw non salted non roasted nuts and seeds and legumes which are beans, lentils and peas, and whole organic grain products and then meats and fish, seafood