Successfully added to your cart!

The American Diet is Wreaking Havoc on Our Hormones

by Dr. David Minkoff October 08, 2021 4 min read 0 Comments

The American Diet is Wreaking Havoc on Our Hormones

Obesity rates have quadrupled in America since these changes in our food sources took place, along with Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Energy Levels, Eating & Mood Disorders, and a host of other issues.

Our diets have changed drastically in the last fifty years, from the types of foods we eat, but much more from the amount of processing these foods now undergo, changing them on a molecular level into something our bodies barely recognize.

And these changes have had no small effect. Obesity rates have quadrupled in America since these changes in our food sources took place, along with Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Energy Levels, Eating & Mood Disorders, and a host of other issues.

And it's these changes that have affected our ability to lose fat and gain muscle, in many ways actively preventing the loss of fat. 

This is because of how these foods affect our hormones.

Hormones are messenger chemicals in the body. They pass messages to our cells instructing them on how to use the food we eat — what to do with it.

They say whether to burn fat or store fat, whether to build muscle or break it down, whether to raise energy levels or lower them. 

They even control your cravings, influence your mood and allow you to sleep or not.

When our hormones are in balance, we have no problems gaining muscle or losing fat and our energy levels and mood are high.

But when they’re off, it’s not that our cells aren’t receiving instructions to burn fat. It’s that they’re receiving instructions not to.

They’re actively being told to store fat.

I mean, if we cut calories and go for a run we should lose fat, right?

Not if your hormones don’t say to.

Instead, they may say: “Oh, this person is cutting calories and trying to go for a run. Well, let’s lower energy levels to meet the calories coming in and make this person too tired to run — and keep the body fat.”

That’s what the hormone cortisol can tell your cells to do.

Or it can tell your body to break down muscle and use that for energy instead of body fat or even instead of carbs.

When our hormones are off, we can eat until we’re stuffed and still feel hungry, go running for two hours and not lose any fat, spend hours in the gym while making little gains, have low energy most of the day, and much, much more.

Body fat is just stored energy from our food that wasn’t used. If we have extra body fat it’s because we ate more than our body needed — because our hunger hormones told us to, or because hormones were telling our cells to store it as fat instead of using it as energy.

That’s all.

Why do we still feel hungry if our body doesn’t need more food?

Because of the hormones that control hunger and cravings told you to eat more. They made you feel like you still needed more food, even when you didn’t.

Why is it so hard to lose fat once we’ve gained it?

Because of the hormones that tell our body to keep the fat.

Why are we irritated or anxious or depressed even when we have no reason to be? Why is it harder to fall asleep or get good rest?

Because of the hormones that make us feel stressed and don’t allow us to go to sleep.

Our current food sources cause too much production of certain hormones and too little of others.

That's all.

We need to fix these hormones and get them working how they’re supposed to.

And you’d be surprised how easy things become once we do, and how quickly this can occur.

When our hormones are off, we can eat until we’re stuffed and still feel hungry, go running for two hours and not lose any fat, spend hours in the gym while making little gains, have low energy most of the day or be in a bad mood for no reason.

You don’t need to go through hell to build the lean, muscled physique you love.

You can build lean muscle without all the excess fat — and do so naturally.

You can lose excess fat without losing muscle and keep it off — all without going through a mid-life crisis each time.

You can have high energy levels.

You can feel less anxious or irritable, even when life calls for anxiety or irritability.

You can live a long and healthy life.

And you can do it all naturally.

Just not with your current, incredibly-cheap-to-produce protein powders, energy drinks, and highly processed and packaged foods.

These are the things that cause your body and your daily life trouble.

And they can be fixed.

The PerfectAmino Guide to Fat Loss & Lean Bulking

Download the PerfectAmino Guide to Fat Loss & Lean Bulking… and raising energy, and raising mood, and lowering blood pressure, and increasing health, and…

It’s very in-depth and covers a lot.

And it’s FREE.

We want you to do the very best that you can, so we packed it with as much information as we could, while trying to make it as easy to digest as possible.

Different people will spot different things in it that can improve their life and overall health.

Let’s see what you spot, and how much better we can help you make your life.

Because that’s all we really care about in the end.

Get your copy HERE.

You can find some Fat Loss & Lean Bulk Packages we put together HERE.

*This website, including products, articles, and educational content are not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This website does not provide medical advice. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only.

Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego.

He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.

In 1992, Dr Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr Minkoff is one of the most in demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein.

The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.

Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 44 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teachers to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.



Also in BodyHealth

Cortisol America: The Fat-Storing, Muscle-Destroying, Mood-Killing Hormone We Can't Live Without
Cortisol America: The Fat-Storing, Muscle-Destroying, Mood-Killing Hormone We Can't Live Without

by Dr. David Minkoff October 20, 2021 4 min read 0 Comments

If you’ve ever had a shock and felt the adrenaline surge in your body then you’ve felt cortisol. It’s a wake-you-up, get-you–ready-for-action hormone.

It really is. It hits its lowest point around midnight, so you can go to sleep, and then peaks again about an hour after you’ve gotten up in the morning, getting you to wake up and get ready for the day. 

It’s nick-named the “stress hormone” because it’s released in moments of stress. So in a dangerous situation, or if you get scared suddenly, you’ll feel it. 

But… when we have too-high levels of cortisol for too long, it can make us feel stressed… even if we have no reason to be.

Read More
Fast-Acting Sugars Vs Slow-Acting Sugars & The Ballooning Of A Nation
Fast-Acting Sugars Vs Slow-Acting Sugars & The Ballooning Of A Nation

by Dr. David Minkoff October 14, 2021 8 min read 0 Comments

Alright, so we know that when sugar comes into the body Insulin is released to shuttle that sugar into the cell. And if the cell is full, then it connects the sugars in chains and stores them as something called Glycogen in your muscle and liver cells for use later on. And if those are full then it connects the sugar to fatty acids and stores it as body fat. And, while Insulin is in the blood stream, fat burning is prevented.

We also know that, given too much sugar for too long, the cells start resisting it and refusing to let it in when Insulin tells them too, causing them to have less sugar to make energy with as well as causing more of it to be converted to body fat.
Read More
Insulin Resistance, Low Energy & The Losing Battle With Fat
Insulin Resistance, Low Energy & The Losing Battle With Fat

by Dr. David Minkoff October 14, 2021 5 min read 0 Comments

This is the second article in a series on Insulin, Insulin Resistance, Sugar and Body Fat, as a well as an overall series on hormones, so stay tuned!

Alright, if you read the first article in this series (Link this to first article) then you understand that when sugar is in the blood stream the hormone Insulin is released to send it into the cells for energy, or to store it as energy in the muscles as something called Glycogen, or to convert it into fats known as Triglycerides — body fat.

And that while insulin is in the bloodstream almost no fat burning can take plac
Read More