The Khuba Weight Loss Clinic
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
— Albert Einstein.
The aim of this programme is to empower you and understand weight regulation. It takes the perspective of the failed dieter and explains, using ground breaking research, evolutionary medicine, anthropology, epigenetics, the history of food, and a large dose of common sense, just why traditional dieting just doesn't work and how to make real changes.
The premise of the programme is that although most people eat too many calories, only some people become overweight. It explains how changes in our modern environment can be misinterpreted by the body as signs of an impending famine or a harsh winter. The natural response to this is weight gain. These signals, which include excess omega-6, high insulin and high cortisol levels, when combined with previous low calorie dieting, cause intractable obesity. By eliminating these ‘famine’ signals we can take back control of our weight whilst enjoying healthy and tasty food.
‘The Omega Code’ compares the ancient diseases; beriberi and scurvy - diseases misunderstood for hundreds of years, and speculates whether a current deficiency could be a cause of obesity. Looking at the change in the food we eat, caused by the cholesterol scare - increased oils, grains and processed foods, it examines the effect these have on our levels of essential fats. Learn how western populations have profound derangements of their omega-3:6 ratios. How the high omega-6 in western foods mimics the Autumn food that triggers pre-winter weight gain in many animals.
I will take you on a a simple stepped program to reset your weight to a healthier level. Learn how diets are counter-productive, the metabolic dangers of grains and vegetable oils, the detrimental effect of insulin on weight, how natural saturated fats are good for you and should not be avoided, cortisol/stress and weight gain and the importance of muscle health (but not going crazy in the gym). All these factors - when truly understood will mean that the you will never have to go on another ‘miracle diet’ again.
There are a number of different types of sensitivities and intolerances, which again can lead to confusion.
Food sensitivities and intolerances tend to produce symptoms, which are far more digestive system related but can also contribute to symptoms experienced by those with chronic conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, arthritis, autism and ADD/ADHD. Typical symptoms include:
- Changes in bowel movements
Certain types of food sensitivity or intolerance, which do not involve the lack of a key enzyme, can often be overcome through the implementation of a food elimination diet and/or improving gut health. The period of eliminating foods, which are aggravating symptoms, can allow the digestive system time to ‘rest’. If there is any low level inflammation this period of time also allows the digestive system to settle down and recover. There may be a need to improve gut health and rebalance gut bacteria levels also in this time.