LOSING WEIGHT AND CHOLESTEROL WITH THE BARNES DIET
Broda Barnes, M.D. published his classic book, HYPOTHYROIDISM: THE UNSUSPECTED ILLNESS in 1976, (Harper and Row). He felt that 40% of Americans suffered from hypothyroidism, as demonstrated by low body temperature. He emphasized the remarkable array of illnesses that were inadequately treated because of failure of physicians to diagnose concurrent hypothyroidism: fatigue, migraine and other headaches, depression, anxiety, menstrual disorders, fertility problems, hypertension, heart attacks, lung cancer, emphysema, psoriasis, eczema, infections, winter itch, lupus, arthritis, etc, etc. In other words, hypothyroidism is a major cause or co-factor in virtually every illness.
When Barnes did his work, only 33% of Americans were overweight. Today 66% of Americans are overweight and 33% are truly obese! And my work in the past decade suggests that 80% of Americans are clinically hypothyroid. The answer, as I have stated in two earlier articles is iodine deficiency. Every person should check temperature several times. If oral temperature is consistently below 98.6 mid-day, you need iodine. Iodoral is the treatment of choice and it may take up to 6 months to achieve the benefits of thyroid normalization.
BUT, virtually everyone can benefit from the Barnes diet! It is the best tasting and most satisfactory diet for weight loss and for lowering of cholesterol. Here are the essentials which I have used successfully in scores of people:
FOR WEIGHT LOSS
3 strips of bacon, sausage or ham
2 oz of UNSWEETENED fruit juice
Coffee or tea, with cream but no sugar or artificial sweetener
Lunch and Dinner:
4 to 6 oz of meat, fish or fowl
Vegetable with pat of butter
One salad with abundant oil and vinegar dressing
One serving of fresh fruit at either but not both meals
One glass of skimmed milk, tea or coffee
Bread, crackers, pancakes, waffles, potatoes, rice, macaroni and pasta, corn, bananas, pie, cake, cookies, ice cream, sherbets, candy, colas, raisins, Jell-o, starches, sugars and cereals, Aspartame, Splenda, MSG
ADD 3 to 4 Brewer's yeast tablets
Asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chard, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, endive, greens, kohlrabi, lettuce, okra, ripe olives, peppers, pumpkin, radishes, spinach, string beans, summer squash, tomatoes, watercress
Beets, Brussels sprouts, carrots, leeks, green olives, onions, rutabaga
Avocado, honeydew, muskmelon, strawberries, watermelon
Blackberries, grapefruit, oranges, peaches, tangerines
CHOLESTEROL LOWERING FOR THOSE WITH NORMAL WEIGHT:
The same diet but:
Add daily more meat, cheese, 2 slices of sourdough bread, and occasional beans, potatoes and occasional blueberries, apples; cherries, pears, plums, raspberries. Up to two glasses of skimmed milk. Low fat buttermilk and plain yogurt are also good.
There are many roads to Rome and to weight loss but this is the easiest I know.