Chantel Ray Interview | How To Lose Weight While Still Getting Your Protein, Getting Your Protein Intake In Less Than 100 Calories, and More

by Dr. David Minkoff September 20, 2021 5 min read

Chantel Ray smiling on a light blue background.


Chantel Ray is a real estate professional with a vision. Her goal is to create a real estate franchise to “glorify God by putting our clients’ interests above our own.” To accomplish this star-high goal, she has created a company of professionals who work together to use their strengths more efficiently. Her podcast, “Waist Away the Chantel Way,” teaches her method to melt away excess fat with intermittent fasting and escape yo-yo dieting. She helps people to stay healthy, heal thyroid problems without medication, and reverse autoimmune issues.

In this episode of her podcast, she speaks with Dr. David Minkoff on the topic of losing weight while providing your body with the protein it needs.

These are the highlights of this fascinating discussion that everyone deserves to hear:

  • 0:54 – Dr. Minkoff discusses how he has found that most of his patients suffer from a deficiency in amino acids, the building blocks for body protein. This condition leads to digestion troubles, poor food absorption, or diets that do not provide the protein the body needs to stay healthy.
  • 1:37 – An explanation of how protein deficiencies affect the immune system and how vegans and vegetarians rarely get enough dietary protein. As an immune response is dependent on amino acids and the entire immune system is based on proteins, Dr. Minkoff put together an amino acid supplement (Perfect Amino) to correct the issue. Once this deficiency was corrected, his patients experienced improved energy, detoxification, improved hair strength, and stronger nails. With this dietary change alone, they resolved issues such as depression, anxiety, and sleeplessness, while helping vegans get the protein their bodies need.
  • 4:26 – An discussion about allergy testing and how such tests may not detect an intolerance. For patients suffering from “brain fog,” he takes them off gluten, dairy, nightshade vegetables, legumes, and all grains. He shifts them to a diet of meat, fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds for a trial of six to eight weeks to restore the digestive tract, as many people have yeast overgrowths of bad bacteria that produce toxins that enter the bloodstream, creating brain fog.
  • 5:14 – Dr. Minkoff explains how he ensures his patients have sufficient digestive enzymes and the right probiotics and how he tests patients with brain fog for bacteria, parasites, and yeasts in the intestine.
  • 5:30 – He explains how more than 90 percent of the people who go off gluten and dairy for three months improve, but the symptoms often return when these foods are reintroduced. He mentions that brain fog may also be caused by bacteria in the sinuses that produce biotoxins.
  • 6:18 – A discussion about mold entering your system from the environment of your home or office. The mold produces biotoxins that enter your system when you breathe and through the skin, affecting brain function.
  • 7:13 – Dr. Minkoff explains how people who dislike eating meat can get enough protein and still lose weight, as 10 grams of Perfect Amino has only four calories. Get the equivalent of eating a gigantic steak in 10 tablets or two scoops of the powder, and it contains no animal products. He has also developed Perfect Amino Power Meal, a meal replacement shake with only 180 calories.
  • 10:11 – A discussion about how depriving yourself does not work well, and having a day of the week when you eat whatever you want can give you some leeway. After eating restricted foods, the person often does not feel well and makes the decision not to eat those foods in the future. They find out what works for their bodies without feeling cravings or deprivation.
  • 13:10 – Dr. Minkoff explains the body’s need for electrolytes, including magnesium, potassium, sodium trace minerals, zinc, and amino acids, and the electrolyte drink powder mix, PerfectAmino Electrolytes developed by his company, BodyHealth. He speaks about digestion and the need to go to the bathroom every day, even when on an intermittent fasting program, or you will feel unwell. For constipation, he recommends a powdered drink called Calm, a magnesium citrate powder. It is calorie-free and aids digestion, with the added benefit of naturally relaxing you for better sleep.
  • 14:12 – An explanation about how the body, during fasting, eliminates toxins -  often through the bowel. You don’t want these toxins stuck to be stuck in your body, and adding electrolytes and extra magnesium will keep your digestive system moving as it should. He describes several vital nutrients for overall health, such as omega 3’s, flavonoids, and antioxidants – and how to get them.
  • 19:11 – A discussion about how the body produces proteins and how the standard advice about how much protein to eat fails to account for this process. When a protein is incomplete, it means you do not have the mixture of amino acids that your body needs to build the right proteins.
  • 23:00 – Dr. Minkoff explains that only a percentage of the protein you consume is utilized by the body, with eggs at the top of the list with 48% utilization. PerfectAmino is 99% assimilated and nourishes the body with what it needs to synthesize the right proteins with virtually no calories. A chicken breast is about 250 to 300 calories, with a 33% utilization, while ten tablets of PerfectAmino is only four calories with 99% utilization.
  • 24:02 – An explanation about the HCG diet and how to avoid losing muscle mass on a super low-calorie diet. During fasting, the body is detoxifying, and the liver becomes overloaded, which can be resolved with amino acid supplements for greater comfort and better results.
  • 31:29 – Dr. Minkoff speaks about deficiencies of vitamins and minerals which are made worse by pharmaceutical medications that block stomach acid production. These stomach acid-blocking drugs stop your body from digesting protein and absorbing minerals. With 24 million prescriptions, along with over-the-counter stomach acid-blocking medications, the general populace has compromised digestive systems with bacteria overgrowth in the small intestine, yeast overgrowth, and mineral and protein malabsorption.
  • 35:00 – An explanation about the cause of heartburn, sore throat, and GERD symptoms, all of which mask the underlying problem with the digestive system. What is needed is a digestive enzyme to get the food to digest properly. Dr. Minkoff’s product, Full Spectrum Digestive Support, provides the pancreatic enzymes and hydrochloric acid your system needs. You take it halfway through a meal and can watch your symptoms go away.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.