Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

When Christ displaces worry

"Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life."

--Philip. 4:6-7, The Message
God is hurting more than you are over your pain.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Your heart is a kingdom; rule it well.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

God delights to give His children good gifts.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Live an uncontaminated life. Pursue glistening purity.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Don’t be surprised that the world doesn’t take us seriously. The Gospel is foolishness to the lost.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Live righteously and love others. That proves God is in you.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

God is greater than our worried hearts.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Keep your arms open, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The faith is a gift to guard and cherish.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sinning is dragging glory through the mud.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

You are purchased by Christ’s sacrifice. He bought you and He owns you.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

You are adopted by God. You are His child, and the heir to glory.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

You are completely forgiven of all sin, past, present, and future. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ.

Friday, April 10, 2009

You have been set apart for a purpose.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

You are a citizen of heaven, not earth.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Peace; be still. Give God time to work.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Give God control over your thoughts, emotions, and will.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Remain vulnerable at all costs. Do not put up walls, ever.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dream something so big for God that it will be doomed to failure unless God is in it.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Protein Carbohydrate Solution by Smokey Santillo

Facts About Protein

Protein MoleculeProtein in Greek means "primary importance." Your body digests protein and breaks it down into amino acids. There are 22 amino acids; nine are essential--meaning your body can't manufacture them. They come by way of foods. The other 14 are assembled or disassembled by the liver. From these 22 amino acids your body makes over 50,000 other amino acids. So your first line of defense is proper digestion so the amino acids get to the liver. Then your liver humanizes or reconstructs the amino acids into proteins your body can use. This means the protein is personalized and recognized so your body can accept them and build body parts. If your body cannot recognize them, they can become an allergen, become toxic, acidify the body, and overwork your immune system. This can lead to an inflammatory disease like arthritis and fibromyalgia. It can also cause lymphatic congestion and inhibit the removal of toxins. A high protein diet suggested years ago at 200 grams a day with poor quality protein can cause osteoporosis and kidney and liver damage. A low protein diet promotes a
weak immune system, deficiencies, and weak tissue integrity.

Amino acids are required by every cell in your immune system, antibodies, endocrine hormones, cellular matrix, the material between cells, and collagen, the insoluble protein found in connective tissue, skin, bones, ligaments, and cartilage. Collagen represents 30% of the total body protein. Imagine all the problems in these areas if the proper protein is absent. Thousands of enzymes are made from amino acids. So we know the importance of getting the proper amount of protein. We'll soon see getting the right kind of protein is more important than just quantity. The key is how to use protein. You can get more benefit out of less protein so there's less body stress, less toxicity, and your body will become more efficient.

Some of our protein problems often avoided and not even looked at are:

  1. Digestive enzyme deficiencies = poor digestion.
  2. Poor quality protein coupled with incomplete digestion.
  3. Poor food combining.
  4. Not enough vegetables to buffer acidification.
  5. Too much complex protein like meat and raw nuts which can be hard to digest.
  6. Not enough exercise.
  7. Too many carbohydrates which can result in not enough protein in the diet.

Carbohydrates in the Diet


In the 1980's a high carbohydrate diet was promoted. The results of this type of diet left these advocates deficient in protein, and with poor quality tissues and hormonal imbalances. A high cooked grain diet can become allergenic, especially if fruit and vegetables are neglected. Another factor is that most of these grains are hybridized and loaded with herbicides, pesticides, gasses, and chemical fertilizers.

The dry weight of the body is 70% protein. Bones, skin, collagen, immune system, and hormones are based on protein and must be renewed daily. Six to 12% of the dry weight is carbohydrates in the body and they must be kept in transit and utilized for energy. Grains, potatoes, pasta, and cereals can short change the body. A high carb diet may reduce protein toxicity, but is not in accord with the body matrix. They may give superficial energy, but turn to sludge in the body and produce a breeding ground for bacteria and increased triglycerides (fat), especially if they are simple carbs or highly processed. Excess sugar converts to high triglycerides in the body and creates other problems. The only people who need higher carbs in their bodies are athletes and children. Children are growing with high energy systems and athletes are working their bodies. Athletes that use too much protein and carbohydrates heal slowly and have poor tissue integrity coupled with acidosis.

Mother's milk is often used as a standard for these foods. It's high in carbohydrates, but the metabolic differences between an adult and an infant are not taken into consideration. Infants need carbs to put on weight. Adults need hormonal, immune, and tissue integrity and need a proper balance between foods.

Proponents of a low protein-high carbohydrate diet say protein is toxic and causes colon problems and even cancer. Authorities of a high protein diet with low carbohydrates say that high carbs create diabetes I and II, high cholesterol, and hyperinsulinism. We now have what we call syndrome X which is all the different diseases of the pancreas which can be resultant from a high carb diet.

The Protein Carbohydrate Solution


Both of these groups of thinkers are right. So what's the solution? The solution is high quality low stress protein, prepared properly, in the right amounts, combined properly with vegetables and eaten at the right time of day. The quality of protein is very seldom considered. If protein foods are cooked, digestive enzymes should be taken with meals. Poor quality protein results in digestive stress, poor digestion, and poor elimination of toxic wastes. It's all about how your body handles the foods you eat. Your body is made out of the food that is usable, not necessarily what you consume. People that eat a high protein diet are alarmed when they see protein deficiencies. It's because of one or more of the reasons given.

Thirty grams of usable protein is better than 100 grams of unusable protein which can cause the given problems. The RDA suggests for a 155 lb. male, 56 grams of protein daily, and a female at 120 lbs., 44 grams of protein daily. Excessive body fat can increase weight but that doesn't indicate more protein is needed. Not in my book. During pregnancy, a mother can increase high quality protein to 50 grams per 100 lbs. of body weight. But all of us should monitor saliva and urine pH to see how our bodies are handling the foods we eat. Please see the monitoring system in my book, ProMetabolics. Then you'll know for sure if you're digesting these foods or if they're causing problems. We're all different; monitoring is knowing for sure.

Sixty to 70% of the diet can be vegetables. Use a variety of vegetables with a variety of colors. The average person can consume 25-40 grams of protein a day. Two important points here. A clean detoxified body, all systems working well, will better utilize and need less food than someone who's toxic. Secondly, it's the quality not quantity that's more important coupled with preparation.

You can get enough quality carbs from your vegetables. You can use whole grains, especially spelt, if need be. The best way to use grains is sprouting them or buying sprouted bread. Steam them if need be. You need very little grains if you're not working out.

My next newsletter will cover proper foods to use. This article is long enough. Talk to you next month..

Stay well,

Dr. Smokey Santillo

God will never call you to something that He will not also equip you for. God will never ask you to bear a burden that He will not give you the grace to get through.

Jeremy playing hide and seek on Skype

Friday, April 3, 2009

God's sovereign mercy is our only hope.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Always be ready to give an answer for the reason of the hope that is in you.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

All the world holds dear, I count as loss.