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Just wanted you to know that I appreciate all the helpful tips you
send from time to time. Thank you again and keep doing the best you can
to 'save lives.'
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Really enjoy the newsletter. Find it very informing so thank
you. Gave up drinking milk last year after reading your article!
Feel much healthier as a result.
I appreciate the information. I learned this, not in the same depth, 15 years ago and needed to be reminded how detrimental this is. Knowledge is power.
"I love this diet because it takes so little time to prepare."
Referring to episodes of hypoglycemia:
"I really like this diet because I do believe the episodes of hypoglycemia are caused by the lo-carb approach, which is wrong for me."
From a latter letter:
"...and the drastic cut-down on sweets, and the diet (I would say I practice most of the time) must be helping......because I am not usually hungry, and have had NO episodes of hypoglycemia ..."
Diane Newman R.N. B.S.N. Hamilton, Ohio
The Mericle Diet and Me
I have been reading about diet and health since 1986, but The MericleDiet has definitely helped me the most. After following Dr. Mericle's suggestions for over 15 months, I can truthfully say I will never stray from his program. One of the unseen benefits has been the reduction of blood pressure medicine I take. Although I have never been a big consumer of sugar, I now consume even less since I now understand the importance of keeping your insulin levels low. I am now able to keep my blood pressure at an optimal level with half the medication of my pre-MericleDiet days. And, the ease of this program! I always have something yummy and ready to eat! For the first time in my adult life I no longer suffer, and I do mean suffer, from the yo-yo syndrome!
This is absolutely the best program for me and my family...
Hi Doctor , I congratulate you on your mailings , lately about sugars , for sure I will reduce mine and kids use and abuse of sugars , , please can you explain about real honey and I mean real one , We buy directly from a producer that got plenty of beehives . Thanks very much and keep up with the good work.
I had the best dinner tonight, I
sauteed some onions and fresh garlic in my wok, then put it on the side then
sauteed a red bell pepper, tofu, and broccoli, ( put that on the side) then
took some cooked brown rice and fried it up adding water and soy sauce, then
added it all together, then made a fresh salad with red onions, spinach
leaves,romaine lettuce. That was the best meal I've had in sooooooo long!!!!! mcdonalds
( or any restaurant , for that matter)couldn't touch that meal !!!!! Thanks Yolanda
From another letter:
The best part of this diet is that when I'm finished eating I don't feel guilty, and I don't feel blah, I feel good, nooo I feel GREAT !!!!! for lunch I had potatoes( the way you said to cook them ) and some corn tortillas. Thanks Yolanda
The Fallacy of Multiple Small Feedings
A Recipe for Morbid Obesity and Hyperinsulinism
To have a great selling diet plan encourage people to do what they want to do anyway, even if they won't lose weight and may become morbidly obese, get cancer and have a very poor quality of life.
Question from one of our readers
Just read your letter "Energy That Is Stored -Must Be Utilized" Won't fasting slow your metabolic rate? Doesn't your body think you're starving when you fast and slow down to conserve energy? If not, why are so many of the latest diets centered around several small meals a day instead of 3 square meals?
A very important question however
Just this week in my email I got another article about eating as many as eight meals a day as a way to become thin, in shape and lose weight.
Concept one from this article
Fasting causes your body to "think" that it is starving which makes your body store fat and slows your metabolism.
Fasting in no way forces the body to "store fat"
To begin we need to clarify that the body "does not think anything." It is a series of biochemical reactions, much the same as the brain is, although the brain is rumored to "think" in some cases. At this junction I am going to discuss some "elementary biochemistry" with an occasional quote from Stryer's Fourth Edition Biochemistry.
|fuel reserves in a typical 70-kg man|
|Organ||Available energy (kcal)|
|glucose or |
|from Stryer Biochemistry ...page 771|
check out that 135,000 kcal from fat ... without even a "camel's hump"
The biochemistry of starvation
"A typical well-nourished 70-kg man has fuel reserves of some 1600 kcal in glycogen, 24,000 kcal in mobilizable protein and 135,000 kcal in triacylglycerols. (see above table) The energy need for a 24-hour period ranges from about 1600 kcal in the basal state to 6000 kcal, depending on the extent of activity. Thus, stored fuels suffice to meet caloric needs in starvation for one to three months." page 775,776 Stryer Biochemistry.
As is apparent from the above quote, the body does not even start to "starve" for the first 24 hours since the metabolic needs of the body (especially the brain) can be easily met by the stored fuels. Not eating breakfast, eating your main meal at noon and then skipping dinner -is not starvation, either for you or your body.
Glucagon levels rise only when insulin levels drop. It takes at least two to three hours for the insulin levels to drop sufficiently for the glucagon levels to rise. Six meals a day plus snacks does not equal "flat abs and sexy muscles." It equals morbid obesity and hyperinsulinism and all the associated lifestyle diseases.
What glucagon does
Glucagon is secreted by the alpha cells of the pancreas in response to a "low" blood sugar in the fasting state. It inhibits glycogen synthesis and fatty acid synthesis, just the opposite of insulin which stimulates glycogen synthesis and fatty acid synthesis. In case you don't understand what this means, it means that you are utilizing / burning fat, with high glucagon (fasting state) levels and you are storing energy (as fat) with high insulin levels (fed) state.
Epinephrine and Nor-Epinephrine (Adrenaline)
High levels of glucagon (fasting state) stimulate increased secretion of adrenalin (epinephrine and nor-epinephrine). Adrenalin in turn mobilizes fatty acids and glycogen. The main difference between glucagon and adrenalin is that the effect of adrenalin is more pronounced in muscle than the liver, where the effect of glucagon is more prominent. Epinephrine also inhibits use of glucose by muscles and facilitates the use of fatty acids by muscle. Thus the old adage about having to burn fat in the marathon. Most people can store enough energy from non-fat sources for about 20 miles, but then you have to switch to fat burning to get through the last six. This is where if you have not trained your metabolism to burn fat (trained in the fasting state), you will not be able to run well. The metabolic pathways will not be there.
Three more concepts
Eating too much food results in high insulin levels which in turn causes a low blood sugar which in turn forces the body to store fat.
A little truth here -overeating does produce high insulin levels. Anyone here feel that seven meals a day is not overeating, I can't help you. High insulin levels create low blood sugar only when the food ingested is partial, processed or sugar. Eating whole foods has yet to produce low blood sugar in anyone. Low blood sugar forces the body to store fat -not according to any human biochemistry I've ever read. As discussed above, low blood sugar stimulates glucagon secretion which in turn mobilizes fat / burns fat /utilizes fat!
Concept Number Two
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Sorry, but the "myth" of breakfast is just that -a myth. The only thing I can say for sure about breakfast is that you will never be able to burn fat, if you eat breakfast every day. You are virtually guaranteed of NEVER entering a glucagon state. You will end up with fuel storage tanks all over your body and no way to ever get the energy from the tank to your body since you have never established the metabolic pathways to do so.
Concept Number Three
After breakfast you can start eating the remaining six or seven meals for the day followed by a bedtime snack.
When you get done concentrating on the other 6-7 meals for the day, then you can figure out which doctor you are going to see for your obesity, hypertension and cancer. My ex-father-in-law was really excited about the Zone diet because it allowed him to eat as much meat as he wanted. He did lose a few pounds, put it back on soon, and within a year was diagnosed with cancer of the prostate. Don't mortgage your health just to lose a few pounds.
The rules of health and biochemistry
I didn't write the rules of health / biochemistry of the human
species. Lubert Stryer explains them and The China Study by T.
Colin Campbell shows the linear relationship between animal
protein and the big three lifestyle diseases here -cancer,
heart disease and stroke. We may not always like the rules but
they are what we have and any attempt to alter them most
often ends with serious compromise of our health.
Please stay tuned for part two of this discussion and a very important point -The Order of Fuel Utilization in the Human.
Stryer Biochemistry Fourth Edition
Thanks for your time and your attention.
Copyright © John Mericle M.D. D.A.B.R. 2000-2012 All Rights Reserved
Weight loss is easy!
The Ironman ...
well maybe not easy!
Be Slim ... Be Healthy ... Be Fast
If you think you can't lose weight and eat well
-you haven't tried the MericleDiet!
How do you lose weight (40 pounds) and keep it off (38 years) without hunger while you reduce your risk for serious illness and improve your health and fitness?
Finally ... Free Your Mind From The Constant Concern Over What You Eat And What You Weigh!
- Lose Weight With No Hunger
- Eat Well Everyday
- Stop Wasting Time Worrying About What You Eat
- Make Weight Control and Wellness An Integral Part of Your Lifestyle
- Lower Your Food Costs
- Improve Your Health and Lower Your Risk of Disease
- Make Exercise "The Icing on the Cake of Proper Nutrition"
- Still Enjoy That Occasional Meal Out
- Learn Food Preparation Techniques That Will Last Your Lifetime and Will Improve Like Wine
- Enjoy Real Variety of Both Raw and Cooked Foods
- Lower Your Bad Cholesterol Without Dangerous Drugs
- Learn The Basics of The Metabolism of Weight Control
- Put Your Food, Meals and Weight Control All On Autopilot
I have lived with this diet now for over thirty-eight years. It has controlled my adult onset diabetes mellitus and its associated heart disease and retinal disease. My meals are better than ever now and I enjoy my food as much as anyone and don't limit how much I eat. I haven't worried about my weight since sometime in May 1977.
Enjoy Safe and Permanent Weight Loss While You Reduce Your Risk for Disease. The MericleDiet is the Easy Transition to a Healthy Vegetarian Sugar-Free 100% Organic Diet.
The Best Diet for Cancer Prevention!
This diet is the ONLY Diet Today that Makes it easy to be 100% Sugar-Free and 100% Organic. Nothing slows your Immune System like Sugar and Nothing Cripples your Immune System like the Pesticides, Hormones and Antibiotics used in commercial food production.
Nothing will make your Immune System happier.
The Best Diet for Coronary Artery Disease Prevention!
This is the Only Diet that is 100% Meat, Dairy and Sugar FREE! The association between meat ingestion and demonstrable coronary artery disease has been known for years. Restricting all forms of animal protein and sugar will help to keep your "coronary arteries and arterioles clean and compliant."
Your Heart Will Love You!
The Best Diet for Prevention of Stroke!
By completely avoiding the Causes (Meat and Dairy) of Atherosclerotic Plaque Buildup in the Carotid Bifurcation you significantly reduce your risk for Stroke!
Your Brain (Woody Allen's second favorite organ) will reward you with many more years of creative thought and locomotion!
The Best Diet for Prevention and Control of Adult Onset Diabetes!
Adult Onset Diabetes Mellitus (a polite and confusing term for Sugar Toxicity) is now epidemic. The prediction that 10% of teenagers will get this slowly crippling and killing disease by age twenty, is not surprising in this day where sugar consumption is also epidemic and at record levels. This is the only diet that makes it easy to transition away from sugar all together. Believe me, I know, I have adult onset diabetes mellitus and have controlled it with the 100% Sugar-Free MericleDiet for the past twelve years.
Your arteries will remain compliant and will thank you
by allowing good blood flow to all your favorite organs!
The Best Diet for Prevention of Osteoporosis!
That the continued consumption of meat and diary in this country is the
Cause of the Epidemic of Osteoporosis isn't even a subject of debate. This
information has been known for over twenty-five years. The MericleDiet makes
the transition away from meat and dairy easier than you would ever believe.
Believe me, we don't suffer on this diet.
Your bones will remain strong, not fracture as easily
and you will not "Shrink" as you get older.
Are you tired of dieting?
Are you tired of worrying about your weight?
Are you tired of worrying about cancer, heart disease and stroke?
Do you have adult onset diabetes?
Are you worried about osteoporosis?
Would I rather not worry about all this?
Do you look as good as you could?
Do you want to eat a healthier diet but don't know how?
Are you confused about what to eat and what is a true carbohydrate?
Do you exercise but don't seem to lose weight?
I think we all have felt this way and asked many of these same questions. This physician certainly has.
Back to 1977 University Medical Center Tucson, Arizona
At 34 years old I was in my fourth year of Diagnostic Radiology training and had a physical exam for a life insurance policy. For the first time in my life my blood pressure was elevated to borderline abnormal at 140/90 up from 118/78. I was weighing a "robust" 175 pounds on a 5'6" frame and my waist had burgeoned from 32 inches to 37 inches. I had already had my first angina at age 30.
Not really feeling all that great!
I didn't feel very good and was starting to have headaches probably related to the elevated blood pressure. I would eat large meals and still be hungry. I would get hypoglycemic usually about two in the afternoon and usually eat something sweet. Actually I found it difficult to feel good when I was that overweight. As I look back now I recognize the early signs of adult onset diabetes mellitus. I also knew that I was not going have the usual diagnostic barrage of studies for hypertension that I as a resident was administering to patients routinely.
Enter Dr. Kai Haber
Dr. Haber was one of the younger staff in the Department of Radiology. He had just started running and had stopped eating most meat and dairy products. Realizing even then that I was destined for some not so pleasant days ahead if I did not change my lifestyle, I started running and stopped eating meat and dairy. One early afternoon around three pm I was walking out to go for a run when Dr. Haber asked where I was going. Expecting the worst like get back in the department you lowly resident Dr. Haber surprised me. He said, "John, that is the most important thing you can do for yourself right now." The rest is history and I am in the 37th year of my daily running streak -four miles or thirty minutes every day, not to mention 29 Marathons (PR 2:45) and three Hawaii Ironman Competitions.
The School of "Lifestyle Disease" Hard Knocks.
Some almost 18 years later ... 1995.
I would often find myself thinking over these years that I had "pretty
much" figured out most things relating to diet and health. Then I would
be faced with yet another problem relating either to my health or the health of some
member of my family. I would then have to further refine my diet. In
fact I learned very quickly that I will never know all there is to know
about the relationship between diet and health. In January 1995 my ex-wife
finds a mass in her left breast that by ultrasound is malignant. She had
continued to eat a fair amount of cheese, much the same as Linda McCartney.
Just when I thought everything was right, in July 1997, I find adult onset
diabetes in myself and realize that my sugar ingestion (for me it was Pepsi)
is severely damaging my vascular system.
Why Reinvent the Wheel?
Why wait until you have demonstrated proof of disease in yourself.
Why wait until you are overweight and hypertensive. The MericleDiet
is the product of 29 plus years of the
school of hard disease knocks. This food preparation system can help keep you
stay clear of these disasters and will give you a base to start
developing your own refinements and additions to this system of health.
By purchasing the MericleDiet you will
be kept current of any new developments or refinements in the future.
We also encourage all who purchase the diets to email us with any
refinements, suggestions or additions of their own so that we all
can learn from each other.
The MericleDiet Food Preparation System.
The MericleDiet allows you to lose weight safely, permanently
and without hunger while you reduce your chances for coronary artery disease,
cancer and stroke.
Want to eat a healthier diet but don't know where to start?
By preparing basic food groups in quantity sufficient for a week you can
feed yourself and your family a great tasting and healthy organic whole food
diet -on short notice. If you and your family only eat one meal a day from this diet it
will begin to fine tune your body. You will find that your cravings for
what is not good for you like sugar, meat and dairy will gradually diminish.
You will feel better and look better while you lose weight. You will not have to
starve yourself and will eat as much as you like of healthy foods.
Table of Contents.
- Introduction including Why Organic.
- Bean Burritos
- Tofu and Tempeh
- Whole Grain Rice
- Fruits and Nuts
- Fresh Produce, Salad and Salad Dressings.
- Carbohydrate Confusion
- Insulin and Glucagon
- Recommended Reading
Throw away your scales.
You will not have to worry about your weight. If you start to put on a few
pounds you will know it immediately and just decrease your food consumption
and cut back on eating anything that is not so good for you. This diet is
so powerful that as long as you get one good meal a day, you will be able
to have that occasional dietary indiscretion that we all do.
Learn the Secrets of how to Look Better and Feel Better for Life and Save Money.
Advantages of The MericleDiet.
Cook on Sunday and eat well all week.
By doing all of your "prep" cooking and food preparation on Sunday you reduce the amount of time you have to spend preparing tasty Whole Food meals during the week.
Makes great tasting Whole Food meals available on short notice.
With a well stocked refrigerator full of basic Whole Food foods you will never have to worry about what to cook for yourself or your family. Take out several short-term preserved foods and combine in any fashion you like. Voila ... a great tasting, healthy Whole Food meal.
No increased risk of disease, actually you reduce your chance for disease on this diet.
As is currently being proven some of the latest diet fads actually increase your risk for coronary disease, cancer, stroke and osteoporosis. The MericleDiet will reduce your risk for all these diseases and also will increase your energy and general feeling of well being.
Lower food costs.
Even though we recommend organic foods your overall cost of eating
on this diet will decrease considerably since you will not be eating
a lot of expensive processed and packaged food items.
You don't have to exercise on this diet. While we do recommend that you exercise -it is not to lose weight. Exercise is good for the immune system and your mental well being but is not an integral part of this weight loss program.
Forget worrying about your weight for good.
You won't have to worry about your weight all the time. You will look good and feel good. There are too many other concerns in this life to worry about your weight.
By learning the basic cooking principles in the MericleDiet you leave behind the confining world of recipes mostly based around meat and dairy. You will never eat exactly the same meal twice and your meal preparation becomes an wondrous exercise in creative cooking, depending on what is short term stored in your refrigerator.
Healthy great tasting Mexican food.
Mexican food is not difficult to prepare and once you learn to make good beans and get good tortillas you can eat some very tasty Mexican dishes that are made with organic beans and organic tortillas.
You avoid commercial food.
Commercially grown food today is at least nearly if not completely nutritionally bereft.
Besides being nutritionally bereft most if not all of it is loaded with either pesticides
or sugar or both.
Warm or cold whole grain brown
rice makes a nice addition to any salad.
What's in it for you?
This is a very serious question.
- Look better.
- Feel better.
- Better health.
- Better work and better play.
- Weight loss without hunger.
- Decreased food costs.
- Decreased health care costs.
- Decreased morbidity and mortality from the common lifestyle diseases of today: coronary artery disease, cancer and stroke.
Why should you care?
Another great question. While you are healthy and actually perceive no
real health problems, you may not care. However, there comes a time
in most people's lives where they are faced with serious health problems
that can significantly compromise their quality of life. The MericleDiet is
not as much about life and death as it is about "Quality of Life."
Putting your ego aside can be tough but when your health and quality of
life hang in the balance most intelligent people will in time do
all they can to be as healthy as they can. The MericleDiet is a very
"clear" path to improving your health as much as you can through
simple dietary manipulation.
Why is this woman starving?
Demonstration of the relationship
between malnourishment and obesity.
The "Incomplete food cycle."
You eat incomplete foods. You body is hungry as soon as your stomach empties.
You eat more incomplete foods trying to satisfy this hunger. This hunger cannot
be satisfied with incomplete foods so you continue eating more incomplete
foods. Never satisfied and always hungry you end up overweight with
high insulin levels all day and usually all night long. Before long
you are really overweight and sick. Your quality of life plummets.
This woman is starving and overweight because:
- She is buying heavily processed and sugared packaged foods.
- There is little if any real nutrition is all of the combined grocery stores of the food industry behemoths.
- This woman has very high insulin levels.
- High insulin levels are associated with all of today's "diseases of affluence: coronary artery disease, cancer and stroke."
- One of the strongest relationships that exists today is the relationship between nutrition and disease.
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The cost of a combined medical/nutritional consult here in Tucson today is $395 for the first visit and $195 for the second visit.
The cost of health insurance today is $9950 for a family of four, up 59% in the last three years. The cost for an individual is $3695.
These figures are from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The cost of Coronary Cinangiography is $2500.00+.
The cost of your average cancer therapy is in most cases well over $2500.00 / month.
The cost of a stroke and the needed care is well over $25000.00.
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Some of the things you won't have with the MericleDiet!
- Recipes with sugar
- You will not go hungry.
- Complicated recipes to follow
- Monthly Meetings
- Costly programs with recurring charges
- Counting Points
- Dangerous Pills or Drugs
- No Surgery!
- No Worry about your weight!