The reading this week gave me credible answers to my decades-old question, “What could possibly cause my body to over-ride my natural fat thermostat and weight regulation from my hypothalamus to reach a weight of over 400 pounds?” The consumption of excess salt, as well as refined foods that caused insulin resistance and damage to my gut microbiome from yearly, excessive antibiotics prescriptions all played a role in causing my morbid obesity with many dangerous consequences. Eating a whole plant food diet and regular exercise are reversing those conditions and setting me free.
Join Kathy Taylor on a video journey through the landmark book on reversing the world-wide Obesity Epidemic, How Not to Diet by Dr. Michael Greger.
Whether you need to lose 50+ pounds or that last pesky five pounds, Dr. Greger’s evidence-based “tips, tricks, hacks and tweaks” for healthy, fast tracked weight loss will be a support to help you achieve your goal. Kathy’s weekly videos will chronicle her adventures of discovery and weight loss as she applies the research studies at home.
Kathy Taylor moderates the 6D Book Club groups exploring How Not To Diet and you will find her weekly study guide questions below.
Food for Thought - Week Eight Study Guide
Why is salt so addictive? pp. 212-2132.
What effect does excess salt have on the body? Pp. 213-2143.
How can we improve our insulin sensitivity? Pp. 217-2184.
In regard to weight-gain and insulin resistance, how does a Whole Plant Food Diet compare to Low-Carb and Paleo Diets? Pp. 220-2215.
What role have antibiotics played on our gut microbiome and obesity? Pp. 226-2276.
Which gut enterotype do you have, Bacteroides or Prevotella, and what effects does that have on your health and weight? Pp. 230-2317.
How do whole plant food prebiotics promote weight loss? Pp. 233-2358.
What are the benefits of natural probiotics? Pp. 238-239
About the author Dr Michael Greger
Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. In 2017,
Dr. Greger was honored with the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award and became a diplomat of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.
Kathy Taylor loves to learn and share! She earned a Masters’ Degree in Integrating the Arts, M.Ed., from Leslie University, Cambridge, Mass., and completed her Plant Based Nutrition Certification from The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, Cornell University. She has taught for many years in Middle School, Elementary and College classrooms. During two years of concentrated study, effort and twenty-six weeks of training at True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA, Kathy was able to lose over 200 pounds using medically supervised water-only fasting and WFPB eating. She is a proud member of The National Health Association.