Dr Serge’s diet guidelines

Have you been told to change your diet but you are not sure where to start?

Here are Dr. Serge guidelines:

Avoid sugar

 Sugar is bad for you.  You should avoid any type of sugar with the exception of raw honey, pure organic maple syrup and coconut sugar. Each patient is different, ask Dr. Serge specifically.

You may also used other sweeteners if you tolerate them : Stevia -Xylitol

Minimize carbs

This may sound hard to achieve but the results worth the challenge.

This is a misconception that we need carbs to survive.   The reality : humans are not meant to eat an abundant amount of carbohydrates. There is no dietary requirement for carbohydrates! If our body is in need of energy, it is capable of making its own glucose through gluconeogenesis.

Try to stay away from grains, legumes & potatoes or greatly  limit their consumption.

Avoid soy

What? Tofu is bad for our health?  Why do they sell tofu-made everything in health stores?

Because “health stores” have been associated with the vegan concept and soy is one a good protein replacement for meat.  However, it causes many problem among people.

Soy contains high levels of goitrogens that inhibit the thyroid’s ability to use iodine and can lead to hypothyroid problems.

Thyroid disorders are so prevalent today, especially among women, and cause fatigue, hair loss, low energy, depression, insomnia and more.

Be nice to your thyroid, leave soy to candle makers.

 Avoid Gluten

You can find Gluten Free section in almost every decent grocery stores these days.. but be aware, it’s also a marketing trick!

Gluten is the binding of two proteins… gliadin and glutenin. Gliatin is the part that people react  to.

Many studies have found links between gluten, celiac disease and various other autoimmune diseases, including Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Type 1 Diabetes, Multiple sclerosis and many others.

However, gluten free products are not necessary better.  Check the ingredient and follow Dr Serge’s guidelines to choose the best for you.

Increase fat

Yes, fat is good for you.  Eat plenty of: unrefined coconut and palm oil,  ghee, grassfed beef tallow, duck and geese fat, olive and avocado oil.

As you remove sugar and carbs from your diet, you are also removing your main source of energy.  Fat is a better energy source.

Ask Dr. Serge what should be your minimum daily intake.

Minimize Dairy

Dairy causes severe health issues for many individuals.  Raw dairy seems to be tolerated by more people.

If you don’t want to avoid dairy entirely, choose raw dairy.

Lactose and Casein are the main compounds causing health problems. Lactose is the dairy sugar and casein is the protein.

Don’t use processed food

We know this can be hard especially if you don’t like to cook.  However, this is crucial to avoid processed food because you’ll always end up with a lot of unwanted food additives and preservatives.

Learn how to cook and look for good Paleo recipes to help you along the way!

 

 

YOUR GROCERY LIST!

Meat, poultry & fish (seafood) – choose organic poultry, grass-fed meat and wild-caught seafood and fish.

Veggies –   Choose Organic if possible.

Fruit – Again, Organic is always better.

Nuts – Whole or nut butter such as Macadamia, Walnut, Almond etc..

Seeds –  Pumpkin, Chia, Fax.

Alternative sweetener – Stevia, Xylitol, Raw Honey.

Eggs – Free Range Eggs are and taste better.

Fat – Coconut, Red Palm, Avocado, Olive, Flax, Grass-fed Butter or Ghee.

Alternative Flour – Almond, Tapioca, Arrow Root, Coconut.

Spices – Anything without Preservatives, Sugar, MSG etc.