The #1 Thing You Should Do This Year To Improve Your Health

By Tara McCarthy | Article

Jan 23

After my recent chat with Professor Jordan Peterson, I’ve been thinking about what he said: work on improving at an individual level before seeking to change the outside world.

I somewhat agree with him on this. Of course it is necessary for individuals to perform well in order for our civilization to thrive. However, if we on the right become excessively introspective and fail to intervene on the macro level, I believe that the policies of the left will cause our society to come crashing down around our ears within a matter of decades.

Also, if any one of the great leaders you can think of from throughout history had waited until he had his own life exactly the way he envisioned before he became involved politically he would never have been able to do his great work because self improvement is an endless game.

What’s more, living in democratic countries, or republics, the need to be aware of political goings on, and indeed to practice political activism (eg: voting) is a requirement if the democratic system that many of us value is to continue.

So in my view, we have no choice but to do both. We must seek to improve ourselves, our families, our communities, and our countries because no one else is going to do it.

If we leave things be, those who wish to take advantage of the system, and us, the citizenry, will be allowed to rule, and this has gone on for too long!

So, I’ve decided to share with you one great way that you can help your country by helping yourself:

 

Disclaimer: I am not a medical expert. Please check with your doctor or registered nutritionist before making lifestyle changes that might impact your health. If you are already suffering from a disease such as diabetes or heart disease, this is even more important.

One Simple Trick To Drastically Improve Your Health FOR FREE!

I recently came across some information that I feel you deserve to know.

Unfortunately, the mainstream media is often slow on getting this information out to the general public, so I believe it’s my duty to share it with you.

It has to do with something called the ‘eating window’.

The eating window refers to the time each day that you spend either eating or between meals.

If we account for 8 hours of sleep a day, there are 16 hours in a day to be awake. Most people’s eating window in first world countries lasts for 15 hours!

Scientists who study lifestyle disease, particularly cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, have found that tightening your eating window to 9-12 hours can drastically reduce your risk of developing lifestyle diseases.

For example, cancer patients were found to cut their risk of cancer regrowth by 36% simply by keeping their eating window to the 11 hours after they wake.

In practice, that means if they woke at 7.30 am, they’d eat until 6.30 pm. Simple! I know.

 

So how can such an amazingly simple (and FREE!) lifestyle change cause such a huge benefit to health outcomes?

Scientists aren’t exactly sure how it works, but they speculate that as the day goes on your organs become fatigued and don’t do such a good job of processing food any more.

This results in the liver becoming overloaded and a lot of the food that should have been turned into energy gets stored away as visceral (unhealthy) fat which increases your risk of lifestyle disease.

The other thing that might be going on is that your body cannot switch into the ‘rest and repair’ state while you are busy consuming or digesting food.

This means your body never gets the chance to expend energy on doing the important maintenance jobs (like cleaning out poorly functioning cells which might eventually turn cancerous) that keep your body in tip top condition.

What we do know is that if a pharmaceutical drug could provide these kinds of health benefits it would be all over the mainstream media and Big Pharma would be making billions off it!

 

How Do You Do It?

  1. Determine the time that you usually wake up on week days.
  2. Decide how long you’d like your eating window to be (9, 10, 11, or 12 hours). 9 hours is most beneficial, but 12 hours is much better than 15.
  3. Find out the time that your eating window should end by adding the number of hours of your eating window to the time you usually wake up.

For example, I wake up at 8 am on week days and I’d be willing to have a short eating window to get the most benefits from this practice, so I eat until 5 pm each day.

During The Eating Window:

Eat as you normally do.

Outside The Eating Window:

Only have water. Even coffee or herbal tea, though void of calories, can stimulate your liver when it should be resting as they contain products that need to be processed by the liver.

 

FAQ:

What if I have a dinner or party to go to?

That’s fine. You can ‘cheat’ up to 2x a week and still reap most of the benefits.

Can I delay my eating window to later in the day?

Scientists have found that earlier eating windows create better results. But if you’d prefer not to eat during the first few hours you wake up, that’s not a problem. Just ensure that you stick with your evening cut off time.

Be ready for an adjustment phase…

At first, you might find yourself feeling hungry or satiated at odd times, but your body will quickly adapt to this.

After about a week you’ll find that you no longer feel hungry in the evening because your body isn’t ‘expecting’ to eating during that time and you’re getting enough food during your eating window.

What if I need to eat after my evening workout?

I recommend that you just have a small protein shake after an evening workout and then stop eating. Consider moving your workout to earlier in the day for best results.

3.30 pm is the time that most people have the best muscle reaction time if it’s possible to fit this into your day.

 

The Science:

Yes, real actual scientists are recommending this practice! Listen to these three PhD researchers who specialize in preventing lifestyle disease discuss their research on this topic:

 

 

Have a question?

Feel free to ask me in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer you.

  • ricco

    Thank you Tara, it’s kind of like daily intermittent fasting, which uses a time “window” to eat in and will also increase health benefits. Although this one seems to be more agreeable to everyday life.

  • Sorry Tara, but there is no concept of “stimulating of the liver”. It’s all about calories, so tea and/or coffee are perfectly fine. It’s also mostly about the duration of the fast, not about the eating period. You can fast up to 16-20 hours to maximize health benefits.

  • Mateo Coronus

    Thanks for sharing this.
    It seems more doable than the Warrio Diet and such, which I have tried iwth short term interesting results.

    Here is my number one idea for health, from a book on Vince Gironda.

    “But, as I had learned from Vince, from some of Dr. Carlton Fredericks’
    writings and from my friend, Dr. Harry Eidenier, Jr., the most
    renowned nutritional biochemist in America, you cannot digest protein
    without fat.

    Do not combine concentrated starch with concentrated protein at the same
    meal.
    Starch digests in an alkaline medium while protein digests in an acid
    medium. If both are combined at the same meal, and if the protein is
    well digested, the starch will only be partially digested and the
    residue will promote a fermentative type of intestinal bacteria. If
    the starch is well digested the protein will only be partially
    digested and the residue
    will promote a putrefactive type of intestinal bacteria.

    Starch: All
    types of potatoes, yams, whole grain wheat, oats, barley, millet,
    rye, all types of bread, muffins, biscuits, all types of cakes,
    pancakes, corn on the cob, rice, whole corn grits, and spaghetti.

    There
    are four basic rules to follow concerning improper food combinations.

    1. Do not combine
    concentrated carbohydrates with concentrated protein at the same
    meal. Proper protein digestion
    requires a high quantity, high quality hydrochloric acid flow in the
    stomach. Carbohydrate with a protein meal will preclude the digestion
    of protein, stopping the flow of hydrochloric acid for a period of
    from one to two hours. The acid will then begin to flow at a
    time when the partially digested contents of the stomach have already
    begun to move to the small intestine. The result is severe discomfort
    in the form of gas, heartburn, and hyperacidity.

    Protein: All forms of
    steak, liver, kidney, heart, brains, chicken, game birds, squabs,
    venison, veal, mutton, lamb, lean pork, duck, goose, turkey, all
    varieties of fish, lobster, oysters, shrimps, crabs, fish roe,
    rabbit, eggs, cheese, cottage cheese, and most nuts.

    Fats: Butter, cream,
    margarine, oils of all kinds, gravies, oily dressings, lard, bacon,
    and all meat fats.

    3. Do not
    combine concentrated starch with fruit, especially any of the citrus
    variety.
    The digestion of starch
    is primarily a reduction process. The acid in fruit prevents
    the proper hydrolization of the starch and delays its digestion. 55

    4. Do not combine
    concentrated protein with milk.
    Concentrated protein, in the form
    of meat, digests quite differently than milk.

    Milk may be combined
    satisfactorily with either starch or fruit.

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