Frequently Asked Questions1
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where do I get protein?
There is a great myth about the need to eat meat to get sufficient protein in your diet. The Standard American Diet contains quite an excess of protein. If your diet is more than 15% protein you are putting a tremendous strain on your kidneys to deal with the excess. Nearly all vegetables contain between 10 and 20% protein. Dark green vegetables, such as romaine lettuce and spinach are 50% protein. A big salad once or twice a day composed of dark green leaves will provide more than enough protein. Nuts and legumes are also excellent sources of protein.
2. Where do I get flax seeds?
Flax seeds are an excellent sources of essential fats and are likely the single best food for colon health. They can be purchased at any health food store, and many grocery stores. You should buy them whole and grind them before use. A blender or coffee grinder work very well for grinding flax seeds. Once ground store them in the freezer to maintain their nutrients.
3. Do I have to belong to a gym to exercise on the program?
No. Although there are many excellent pieces of equipment at most gyms it is by no means necessary to belong to one. There is a page on our website that describes an excellent home workout which is everything you need to build a lean and strong body. You can also perform almost any exercise that you desire with a set of dumbbells and a bench. So it is easy to get a very effective workout at home.
4. How do I keep from getting bored with eating a salad everyday?
To keep things interesting make sure that you vary the toppings and dressings that you use on your salads. Add cucumbers, articoke hearts, olives, peppers, tomatoes, cactus, sunflower seeds, raisins, and anything else you can think of. It is a good idea to find a restaurant nearby that has an excellent salad bar so you have a place to go for additional variety.
5. Can I get enough calcium without eating dairy products?
Dairy products are highly over-rated with regard to calcium. The National Dairy Council has done a terrific job in marketing their products as vital for a healthy lifestyle but this is simply not true. Populations that consume the most calcuim have the highest incidents of osteoporosis in the world. Significant research has shown that your body only needs about 400 mg of calcium a day. The high recommendations that we hear are created when we consume foods that cause our bodies to leach calcium. These foods include dairy products. Dairy products actually create a negative calcium balance because they cause more to leach from your bones than they can hope to replace. Many vegetable and nuts are rich in calcium.
6. Will I be hungry following your program?
Absolutely not! One of the great benefits of the Take Back Your Health program is that you never have to be hungry. You can eat as much food as you want, as long as you are eating the approved foods.
7. Is the program just for people who need to lose weight?
Not at all. The Take Back Your Health program is for anyone who wants to improve their health naturally. The nutritional program that we recommend has been used for years to cure people of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even caner. Even health conditions which are merely a nuisance such as heartburn, alergies, and arthritis can easily be remedied by following this program.
8. Is it okay for children to follow your program?
Certainly. Many children today eat far too many empty calories that do nothing but set them up for a lifetime of health problems and obesity. Growing children may need more than 10% of their calories from fat, but they can get them by eating natural peanut butter, a variety of nuts, and olives.