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Food Addition
By LanceDreher, PhD
Dr. Fitness
Did summer prove I am a food addict?
Probably asking what Dr. Fitness means by that? Its fall and you’ve packed on a few pounds from all the summer junk food you knew you couldn’t afford to eat but couldn’t control yourself. It does no good to feel sorry for yourself and make matters worse. Think “Skinny Mind, Leaner Body”! The same thing that got you into trouble will get you out of it; your mind! If you think it, you’ll be it.
Most people let their emotions control when and what they eat. Dr. Judith Wurtman proved it in her research going back to the 1970’s using carbohydrates and serotonin. Dr. Wurtmans, claim that carbohydrates increase levels of serotonin are supported by basic neurochemistry. The large neutral amino acid Tryptophan needs to cross the blood brain barrier to be made into serotonin. According to Dr. Wurtman its insulin that does that, and low carb eating inhibits it. Insulin pushes tryptophan across the BBB by ushering other proteins in competition out of circulation and into other cells.
This lack of competition allows for an increase in serotonin and the comforting effect carbs offer. DR. Wurtman explains most people are emotional eaters and offers a list of symptoms familiar to this group. Triggers like, boredom, anger, frustration, depression, anxiety, and stress. In other words life! These life situations make people crave carbs. We often see it in the middle of the afternoon when vending machines in offices are most often used. Or the late night snack when you are not hungry.
Similar symptoms are also triggers for an addict, or alcoholic. Getting the chemical fix to sooth the mood controls their every thought and getting that fix is all that matters. In this case it’s more carbohydrates! This research was used in development of the weight loss drug in 1996 Dexfenfluramine, a drug commercially known as Redux.
Skinny mind, leaner body
What may have been overlooked was the addictive effect of carbohydrates, in other words sugars. The faster digested (high glycemic) the more addictive. In numerous studies scientist have proven the addictive effect of sugars by using mice. During these experiments the mice were kept from consuming sugar in the diet. The result was the mice exhibited symptoms of withdrawal seen in drug addicts; teeth chattering, leg’s shaking. When the sugar was put back into the diet the mice worked extra hard to get even more! Sort of what explains what happens when you go off a diet and can’t stop eating!
What Dr. Wurtman appears too over-looked was food addiction. That explains the uncontrollable binge eating when you break your diet. A serotonin problem created by the diet caused by an addiction!
Food addicts should follow the same process other addictions call for. These same steps can be your saving grace in breaking the cycle and getting control once and for all.
From personal observation, never do radical things like starting a diet that never allows a break (that is why Dr. Fitness allows a once a week cheat meal), eat slower digested low glycemic carbohydrates like whole versus processed foods, like 7 grain bread, oatmeal, fresh fruit instead of juice, whole meat not processed meats (often flavor enhancers are used these create cravings) all the foods Sprouts is known for. Slower release of food sugars will over time stabilize blood glucose levels so you don’t have the strong swings associated with craving (addiction).
Exercise it away: Make it short but sweet
Exercise increases endorphins the same opioids mood foods do. Short slightly intense sessions of 15 to 20 minutes that’s all you need! In fact a little tip for struggling dieters is to exercise the first 15 minutes of your lunch hour and get those endorphins. It will do wonders to control your appetite.
Now get out there and get that Skinny Mind and Leaner Body, forever!
Lance Dreher, PhD
Doctor Fitness


No person should have to endure this slowly debilitating, sad disease, that steels who you are, but if researchers are correct it could affect 11 to 16 million Americans by 2050.
This disease is Alzheimer’s! Now called by many Type 3 diabetes, or diabetes of the brain!
It appears many years before the symptoms manifest themselves the brain begins to struggle to use glucose (glucose is sugar) its main source of energy. Overtime this struggle leads to inflammation and then damage to the brain, usually confirmed by plaque build-up!
Much like type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s patient’s “brain” becomes resistant to insulin making it difficult to get the glucose (energy source) into the neurons and allow the messages sent from one cell to the next to never get its job done and complete their signal/thought (this is like driving to your destination only to come across a river in the road with no bridge to get to the other side).
Recently researchers have been working with MCT (medium chain triglycerides)/ ketones found in coconut oil. Ketones are metabolized much like glucose by the brain but unlike glucose/carbs don’t need insulin to use it.
MCTs (Coconut Oil) go directly to your liver, bypassing bile metabolism where they are converted into ketones. They are then immediately released into the bloodstream where they are transported to the brain and used as fuel. In fact if ketones are present with glucose the brain will use “ketones” first.

Because MCT are medium chained fats they are shorter then fats food in meat or other plant based oil and avoid some of the breakdown process needed by long chain fats.
This newly provided energy source allow more normal brain function for people with Alzheimer’s as well as other neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, Epilepsy and ALS (Lou Gehrigs) disease.
MCT is also helpful for brain fog when too much sugar and processed foods are in the diet (that’s most Americans today) and may help kids think more clearly with school right around the corner.
Other Benefits-
MCT have long been a training food for athletes trying to perform long distances and bodybuilders getting ready for competitions and watching their carbohydrates so they can lose body-fat and not muscle. It’s also a good supplement for anyone trying to lose weight. It full potential is only now being realized. So try coconut oil in your diet and enjoy the benefits years before you realize it.

Lance Dreher
Doctor Fitness



Lance Dreher

I want you all to consider this.

Is heart disease infectious in nature?

Ten years ago, American Family Physician discussed the effectiveness of two bloodstream antifungal drugs (Lamisil and Sporanox) in treating toenail fungus. Never mind the results, they were boring. The most fascinating sentence in this journal was “fully 81% of the patients on itraconazole (Sporanox) experienced a decrease in serum cholesterol levels.” Can you imagine that statement? Although hugely relevant, it simply flew over the heads of our healers. If it hadn’t, they would all know that systemic fungal infections actually cause high cholesterol! Are you still not convinced?

A. V. Costantini, M.D., former head of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Mycotoxins (fungal metabolites) in Food, never accepted pharmaceutical funding for his cholesterol studies, and I doubt that it was ever offered, given his research results. As it turns out, today’s statin drugs taken by millions of Americans are, in reality, antifungal drugs! As if you require even more confirmation of the fungal infection/blood fat elevation data, Dr. Elizabeth Moore-Landecker published in 1972 that “lipid metabolites, including sterols, are produced by fungi.” STEROL is the final six letters of the word “cholesterol.” Fungi also make triglycerides.

This is borrowed from Doug Kaufmann a friend of mine. I also interviewed Dr. Costantini 12 years ago. He told my audience that cancer was a fungal infection.


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New Weight Loss Drug Approved by FDA. The participants lost 5.8% of their bodyweight in 1 year. That translates to 14.5 lbs for a person starting at 250. That’s a pound a month. Thta’s pitiful. I HAVE A CLIENT WHO HAS LOST 100 LBS SINCE LAST AUGUST. She’s on the Lance Diet. The FDA felt that the results outweighed the risk because something had to be done about obesity in America. The real reason was the stock value jumped after it was approved and a lot of money was made and will be made. I think my method needs to be FDA approved. Maybe it will fix the fat heads that are the FDA.


Just last week I was scheduled for a colonoscopy so I figured that during the process of not eating 24 hours before the test I would have my blood drawn and do a standard lipid profile to support my way of eating. Here are the results!

Age 56 (57 in June)

Total Cholesterol – 177
LDL 95
HDL 72
Triglycerides 51
Blood Glucose 82
Blood Pressure 112/72
Weight 205
Bodyfat 8.5%

Because of the long term results of my diet I can say without any doubt Americans need to be shared the truth about “CORRECT” nutrition. It has gone all to long with so many lives effected by a lie. MEAT is not our Enemy, it’s bread, rice, pasta, corn, corn products (that are in everything), sweets, cereals, excessive carbohyrates are killing us, including financially. We spend 50% of our healthcare dollar on 3 diseases tied to excessive carbohydrates, Heart Disease, Diabets, and Cancer.

There is no motivation to change what people believe. The present belief sales medicine, foods that are addictive, and the medical field which has been turned into salesmen for big Pharma.

Its time to “shout” from the roof tops the truth and I need your voice to help.

Will you help me? One voice can lead to millions.


Chronic Diseases are the Leading Causes of Death and Disability in the U.S.
The 7 chronic diseases include – cancer, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, pulmonary conditions and mental illness – have a total impact on the economy of $1.3 trillion annually. Of this amount, $1.1 trillion represents the cost of lost productivity.
The Obesity Epidemic
More than one-third of U.S. adults (over 72 million people) and 17% of U.S. children are obese. During 1980–2008, obesity rates doubled for adults and tripled for children. During the past several decades, obesity rates for all population groups—regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education level, or geographic region—have increased markedly.
Obesity increases the risk of many health conditions, including the following:
• Coronary heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.
• Type 2 diabetes.
• Cancers, such as endometrial, breast, and colon cancer.
• High total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides.
• Liver and gallbladder disease.
• Sleep apnea and respiratory problems.
• Degeneration of cartilage and underlying bone within a joint (osteoarthritis).
• Reproductive health complications such as infertility.
• Mental health conditions.
In 2005, 133 million Americans – almost 1 out of every 2 adults – had at least one chronic illness.2
7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases. Heart disease, cancer and stroke account for more than 50% of all deaths each year.
Arthritis is the most common cause of disability, with nearly 19 million Americans reporting activity limitations. About 25% of people with chronic conditions have daily activity limitations
Diabetes continues to be the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-extremity amputations, and blindness among adults, aged 20-74.

The Top 2 Most Common Causes of Chronic Disease –
Lack of physical activity and poor nutrition.
• More than 33% of all adults do not meet recommendations for aerobic physical activity based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and 23% report no leisure-time physical activity at all in the preceding month.8
• In 2007, less than 22% of high school students9 and only 24% of adults10 reported eating 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

Health expenditures in the United States neared $2.6 trillion in 2010, over ten times the $256 billion spent in 1980.
What is driving health care spending?
Rise in chronic diseases – greater prevalence of chronic illnesses has placed tremendous demands on the health care system.
It is estimated that health care costs for chronic disease treatment account for over 75% of national health expenditures.
In particular, there has been tremendous focus on the rise in rates of overweight and obesity and their contribution to chronic illnesses and health care spending.
The changing nature of illness has sparked a renewed interest in the possible role for prevention to help control costs.
In 2008, overall People who were obese had medical costs that were $1,429 higher than the cost for people of normal body weight.
Obesity also has been linked with reduced worker productivity and chronic absence from work.
The most common chronic diseases are costing the U.S. more than $1 trillion per year– which is expected to increase to $6 trillion by the middle of the century.
Health spending is projected to consistently outpace the gross domestic product (GDP) over the next decade, growing from 16% of the GDP in 2004 to 20% in 2015.
The total annual economic burden of 7 major chronic diseases, including cost of expenditures, will be $4.2 trillion in 2023.



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