What can gorillas teach us?

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All the gorillas were dying…

Over 50 years of trying to breed gorillas in zoos and nothing was working. It didn’t matter where they tried — San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis — not even the best zoos in the country could get these gorillas to reproduce.

They were facing extinction.

And everyone simply accepted that it was impossible to breed gorillas in zoos.

That was until one caretaker took a closer look at what the gorillas were eating. For decades, zoos fed the gorillas what they called gorilla biscuits.

But, on top of being unable to reproduce, the gorillas were developing diseases like heart disease,1 diabetes,2 obesity3 and high blood pressure.4

In short, gorillas were not made to eat “biscuits.”

It’s a bit scary to think how you and I find ourselves in a similar situation.

I see it more and more in my clinic patients every year. People are getting sick. They’re struggling with weight, diabetes, heart disease… the list goes on and on.

And the only answer they can get from mainstream doctors is that it’s genetic.

Well I’m here to tell you, just like the gorillas, there is nothing wrong with you. You were made perfect. But the world you live in was not. And you are suffering from today’s abnormal environment.

Mainstream medicine has failed you. They can’t see that every chronic disease is connected by this one common thread that I call Syndrome Zero.

And the biggest culprit is the massive overload of starches in our industrialized, processed, grain-based Western diet. The nutrition-less, modern food supply has wrecked our metabolisms and made our body’s react in a way nature never intended.

Syndrome Zero begins with too much insulin which hijacks your metabolism into making too much fat. It robs your cells of energy. So our cells get weak and our bodies get sick.

You can take back your health and reverse Syndrome Zero, but you have to take action today.

The best step you can take right now is starting my Zero diet. A Zero diet will help return your body to its natural healthy state.

Reverse Syndrome Zero with a Zero Diet

When I work with patients, I don’t focus on lowering blood sugar. Instead, I help my patients improve insulin receptors that have been overwhelmed with a bad diet. For that, I recommend the Zero diet.

A Zero diet is moderate in protein, very high in fat and very low in carbohydrates. When you eat this way carbs don’t trigger insulin.

A Zero diet is your first line of defense against Syndrome Zero. Here are the basic guidelines:

    1. Zero Glycemic. The glycemic index (GI) measures how the carbohydrates in foods increase your blood sugar. Foods with a high GI will spike your blood sugar. Foods with a low GI have carbohydrates that break down slowly, releasing a more manageable trickle of glucose into your bloodstream. On the Zero diet you can eat as many foods with a zero rating on the GI as you want. Here are all the vegetables with a zero score:

 

✔ Eggplant ✔ Asparagus
✔ Snow peas ✔ Cabbage
✔ Artichokes ✔ Cucumber
✔ Peppers ✔ Cauliflower
✔ Spinach ✔ Zucchini
✔ Mushroom ✔ Celery
✔ Summer squash ✔ Lettuce
✔ Broccoli
  1. Choose the right fats. Strictly avoid trans fats and vegetable oils like corn, sunflower, safflower, soy and canola. Instead, choose fats like olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, butter, ghee and heavy cream.I also recommend MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil for a zero diet. Your liver converts it directly into energy. My favorite is coconut oil. You can use it to make mayonnaise and salad dressings, or add it to smoothies.
  1. Eat the right protein. Beef, shellfish, organ meats, fish, and eggs are your best sources of protein. If possible, eat grass-fed beef and wild-caught fish. Choose eggs from pastured chicken. Other good sources of protein include chicken, turkey, wild-caught salmon and other cold-water fish. Nuts and seeds such as almonds, peanuts, cashews, sunflower and pumpkin seeds also have plenty of protein.

To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD

Al Sears, MD, CNS

P.S. The Zero diet is your first step toward living Syndrome Zero-free, but there are many more. To discover your next steps in reversing this pandemic, watch my free video series: Syndrome Zero: The Root of All Chronic Disease. Click here to register now.

1. Gray R, O’Neal RM, Jordan FB. “Sudden death associated with atherosclerosis in a gorilla.” J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1981 Dec 1.
2. Goldin A, Beckman JA, Schmidt AM, Creager MA. “Advanced glycation end products: sparking the development of diabetic vascular injury.” Circulation. 2006 Aug 8.
3. Elliott P, Walker LL, Little MP, et al. “Change in salt intake affects blood pressure of chimpanzees: implications for human populations.” Circulation. 2007 Oct 2.
4. Escobar E. “Hypertension and coronary heart disease.” Journal of Human Hypertension. 2002.

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