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My Journey to Better Health
Hi I'm Suzi! 
I am a diet and health enthusiast in my early 50s searching for better products and a better palate to attain better health. It wasn’t always that way. Over 6 years ago my health started to show a rapid decline. For months, I was so drained I couldn’t even enjoy walking my two large dogs. This was a big indication of my health decline, since I used to run these dogs 3 times a day.

A LITTLE BACK STORY
Another indication was when I went to donate blood and was rejected because of high liver enzymes (285). After blood tests, the doctor said my liver was failing, I was borderline diabetic, and my cholesterol was off the charts. I suffered from constipation, had headaches all the time, and was gaining weight rapidly. I THOUGHT I WAS DYING! The doctors did not seem to know what to do, really. They would not give me any drugs at that time, due to my high liver enzymes.

I searched far and wide for a solution, but I could not find it in modern medicine. Frustrated with the lack of answers, I took things into my own hands and began doing my own research on a variety of different diet plans to regain my health, naturally.
My ultimate findings boiled down to the old Hippocrates statement, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.” I grew up on a farm eating natural, homegrown foods, what we now call Organic. Then, when I got married I started buying food from the grocery stores and eating fast food - thinking food is food. Well 30 years later, my body was very sick! I did not understand what the industry was doing to our soil, GMOs, with additives and preservatives to most of our food. I found from substantial research, that virtually every known health problem was due to some form of dietary deficiency.
A great part of my health concern was also due to my mother dying at age 51 with heart complications from diabetes. I was 47 when my unhealthy symptoms raised their ugly head, and I looked into several diet plans regarding diabetes and heart disease and weight loss.

After months of deciphering diet plan after diet plan, I finally started losing weight and feeling better. My triglycerides were at a normal level, the constipation was gone, and my liver enzymes were lower. This led me to focus my energy on finding resources about natural whole foods, organic supplements, and healthy household products. During part of my research I came across a homeopathic (natural) doctor for help. This doctor helped me to get off sugar and Splenda sweetener, which he said created the liver problem. He had me do a colon and liver cleanse and gave me natural supplements to help with digestion. Even thought I was following a good diet plan, it wasn't working for me because my digestive system was not so out of whack. The education of "the cleanse" helped me to understand how pesticides, herbicides, and household toxins affect the digestive system. He said, "If the gut isn't working correctly, the weight will not come off, and other medical issues will arise." My research continued in learning about the benefits of Organics and the downfalls of GMOs. This was an eye-opener for me - So my journey began in achieving better health, through better products and a better palate.
 
SHARING IS CARING
You have the potential to transform your health, just as it transformed mine. As part of my research, I discovered some very good diet plans and household products that will provide better health for you. Remember, not one diet is made for everyone. We are all differently made and have different palates. I took a lot of the guess work out to get you healthier, faster. I invite you to read over each diet plan, choose one you feel you could stick to, then put it to the test. I’m confident the results will be positive and rewarding.

Back in the early 20th century, heart disease had become a huge problem.
At that time, researchers studying the cause of heart disease noted a striking pattern…
The people in certain countries around the Mediterranean sea (like Italy and Greece) had very little heart disease compared to Americans. The researchers believed that the reason for their low heart disease rates was their healthy diet. This diet was high in plants, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, breads, legumes, potatoes, nuts and seeds. (see food lists on Mediterranean page)

They also used hefty amounts of both extra virgin olive oil and red wine, along with moderate amounts of fish, poultry, dairy and eggs. Red meat was eaten only rarely. Although this type of diet has been consumed for a long time around the Mediterranean, it only recently gained mainstream popularity as a good way to improve health and prevent disease.
  
KETOGENIC DIET
The ketogenic diet is similar to the Mediterranean Diet in that you can eat high amounts of fat, moderate amounts of protein, but it requires low levels of carbohydrates.  This forces the body to burn fats instead of carbohydrates. When your body breaks down these macro nutrients, it induces ketosis, which leads to numerous physiological benefits and changes the way you use energy, and great for weight loss.

If you normally eat lots of carbohydrates, your body converts those carbs into glucose. Then, your body makes insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells for energy. People who follow the ketogenic diet eat lots of fats, a modest amount of protein, and very little carbs. This forces the body to become “fat-adapted” and burn fat instead of carbs for fuel.
Optimal nutrition is different for everyone; there is no “one-size-fits-all solution.” That being said, a whole-food based ketogenic diet provides most people benefits including improved:
Body Composition, Physical Performance, Mental Focus, Health span, Mood, Sleep.
Using Ketosis for Medical Conditions help eliminate:
Epilepsy, Inflammation, Alzheimer's Disease, Cancer, Depression, Migraines

PALEO DIET
The Paleo Diet is a food plan based around the foods that the cavemen of the Paleolithic era would have had access to. It is, above all, a modern diet rooted in ancient principles. It avoids processed, hard to digest foods, and favors the simple basics that generations of humans have thrived on: healthy animal products, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and nutrient-rich fats. It promotes consumption of whole, nutrient-rich foods that are easier to digest than a modern diet that is heavy on grains, dairy, and processed, fortified foods. Paleo is healthy eating that offers the benefits of ancient nutrition principles paired with modern convenience. Paleo fats are supportive of good health when they come from quality-sourced products, especially when they include organ meats, bone broths, and animal fats.

Unlike the Keto Diet, the Paleo Diet does not have to be low carb. The truth is that not everyone thrives on low carbohydrates, and Paleo can in fact be rich in carbs that contain tons of beneficial nutrients. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds are the most balanced sources of carbs—with extra emphasis on veggies. Sure, there are Paleo eaters who get through a day with just a handful of token vegetables, but they’re missing the point of Paleo. It’s not meat, meat, and all meat. It is meant to be a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, and frankly, you can’t get that without vegetables and carbohydrates.
Speaking of Carbs:
Legumes are often a go-to source of carbs and protein for vegetarians or vegans. But beans, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts, and soy are all legumes that contain high amounts of phytates and lectins, making them difficult to digest.
Grains, too, contain the aforementioned lectins and phytates, but beyond that, many grains also contain gluten, which is a different kind of protein that wreaks havoc on gut health and digestion.


The benefits YOU are targeting will be up to YOU to decide. 
Sign up for the BETTER HEALTH MATTERS Diet Plan that I created using organic foods and the conveniences of our modern world for a cleaner, more simpler way of eating. 
"It's Divine! Diet Delight" is based on the way Jesus ate two thousand years ago (Mediterranean foods), with the background of the Paleolithic era (consuming healthy grass-fed animal products, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and nutrient rich fats) - along with the adaptation of the Ketogenic diet (consuming minimal carbohydrates) - all for maximum health and weight loss.
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