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MODERN DAY WHOLE WHEAT HARMS YOUR HEALTH

Ever stop to think about that modified whole wheat you’re eating? The muffin at breakfast, the bread on your sandwich for lunch, and the afternoon snack of pretzels are all contributing to bad health. Einkorn wheat existed about 5000 years ago, but modern agricultural scientists began doing hundreds of hybridizations of wheat over the last 50 years. Today, if you compare the two, as did a gent named Dr. William Davis, you will find 14 new gluten proteins identified in the offspring that were not present in either parent wheat plant. WOW!

Einkorn Wheat

Understanding what goes into processed foods like this can help us understand the changes we incur over time. No wonder why we have a high prevalence of wheat and gluten intolerance. In a demonstration, Dr. Davis baked a loaf using only Einkorn wheat (ordered from out of the country) and a loaf using modern day organic whole grain wheat. Then he tested his blood sugar and saw that after ingesting the bread on separate days, his insulin spiked (fasting blood sugar of 84mg/dl to 110 mg/dl and 167mg/dl respectively). His insulin increased dramatically from eating the modern day loaf.

A spike up to 167 mg/dl suggests that you have an impaired first phase insulin response. Your first phase insulin response is how your pancreas deals with rapidly rising blood sugar after eating or drinking. In a non-diabetic, the pancreas should kick into gear immediately, flooding insulin into the body to combat all the glucose, never allowing blood sugar to get too high. If these spikes happen often, one should consult a doctor.

People emphasize wheat over white, yet the former is still too modified. Ingest in moderation folks. It is amazing how people still don’t realize the power of a healthy diet and the negative “power” of processed food over decades. Americans seem surprised like deer in headlights when they hear the US is toppling over from the expense of obesity. It was only a matter of time before ignorance caught up with us.

RESOURCES:
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION 
TRUTH ABOUT ABS
US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Episode 4 introduces Lorraine Frazier and Janell Winfield, best friends and participants in the Knockout Obesity program. The duo visit Mount Sinai Diabetes Center to meet with Dr. Ronald Tamler, who discusses the results of their blood work. Later they meet Michael Mignano, a baker and restaurant owner, who overcame Diabetes by losing over 100lbs.

The American Diabetes Association is a proud community partner of Knockout Obesity. The Diabetes EXPO in NYC will be hosted at Javits Center on Saturday, November 3, 2012. To learn more, visit www.diabetes.org/newyorkexpo

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CHECK OUT EPISODE 3 - LEARN ABOUT NUTRITION & HOW TO ‘SHOPWELL’ AT THE GROCERY STORE

This episode focuses on health and nutrition and contains a wealth of information to aid you in your next visit to the grocery store. The Knockout Obesity participants are visited by KO Nutritionist Niti Patel MS, RD, CDN, CDE, who evaluates their individual blood work and discusses the types of foods each should and should not consume. The group then visits Pacific Green Gourmet in Brooklyn, NY, where they are joined by fitness guru Robert Brace, as seen on Food Network’s ‘Fat Chef.’ 

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EPISODE 2 IS OFFICIAL! WATCH IT HERE! Featuring the KO Obesity founder & mentor Dimitri Verteouris!

Founder of Knockout Obesity, Dimitrios Verteouris, lost 85 lbs in three months, as featured on Food Network’s reality series Fat Chef”. In his youth, he had two open heart surgeries and was told he would not live past the age of 35 if he did not shed the weight. To date, he has lost 103 lbs in 6 months, training 5 days a week using boxing as his primary force. Now he aims to share his success.

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AMAZING TRANSFORMATION! 85lbs in three months. “Before” and “After” of KO Obesity founder, Dimitrios Verteouris. And he’s not done yet!
We challenge YOU to lose this much weight and change your life for the better!

AMAZING TRANSFORMATION! 85lbs in three months. “Before” and “After” of KO Obesity founder, Dimitrios Verteouris. And he’s not done yet!

We challenge YOU to lose this much weight and change your life for the better!

Check it out! Our very own @SohPhocused fights obesity & performs on @HOT97 with @ciphasounds @BlackRicanJew @KayFoxx  

FOUNDER OF KNOCKOUT OBESITY DIMITRI VERTEOURIS FEATURED IN OK! MAGAZINE

FOUNDER OF KNOCKOUT OBESITY DIMITRI VERTEOURIS FEATURED IN OK! MAGAZINE

NY DAILY NEWS FEATURES KO OBESITY!

Check out this inspiring article in the NY Daily News, Monday, August 6, 2012. Chef Dimitrios Verteouris has officially launched his web series, Knockout Obesity.

Read the article here! http://nydn.us/OUkrt5

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Accepting a challenge to lose weight is one thing. Motivation to hit the gym and give it your all is another. For five New Yorkers, the Knockout Obesity challenge is no joke. Using boxing as their primary force, the group endures the first day of training, lead by Dimitrios Verteouris. Special thanks to Gleason’s Gym and Everlast.

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Did everyone have a great fourth of July? We sure did! Watched the famous Nathan’s Hotdog eating competition. Joey Chestnut devoured 68 hotdogs & Sonya Thomas inhaled 45!So why are hotdogs so unhealthy? Certainly one will not kill you on Independence day, but the fact remains, Americans consume them quite regularly and in vast quantities. These dogs are processed meat, which means they come loaded with additives like sodium nitrate and MSG.Here’s a break down. Ball Park Franks are made of mechanically separated turkey (USDA describes this as “paste-like and batter-like poultry product produced by forcing bones, with attached edible tissue, through a sive or similar device under high pressure,” pork, water, corn syrup, beef, salt (one dog has 20% of your daily allotment, that’s way too much), potassium lactate (meat preservative), sodium phosphates (food preservative, also adds texture to meat), beef stock, sodium diacetate (fights fungus and bacteria, also found in hand warmers), sodium erythorbate (keeps meat pink), maltodextrin (filler or thickening agent, used often in beer), sodium nitrate (preservative, minimizes food born illnesses like botulism - this ingredient is linked to cancer), extractives of paprika (increases food shelf life).  Skip the turkey dogs, too. They may be lower in calories and fat, but contain the same additives.Bottom line? Eat the most natural form or most fresh. There’s no telling what these chemicals can do to your body, so why intentionally put them in there? Skip the franks altogether.

Did everyone have a great fourth of July? We sure did! Watched the famous Nathan’s Hotdog eating competition. Joey Chestnut devoured 68 hotdogs & Sonya Thomas inhaled 45!

So why are hotdogs so unhealthy? Certainly one will not kill you on Independence day, but the fact remains, Americans consume them quite regularly and in vast quantities. These dogs are processed meat, which means they come loaded with additives like sodium nitrate and MSG.

Here’s a break down. Ball Park Franks are made of mechanically separated turkey (USDA describes this as “paste-like and batter-like poultry product produced by forcing bones, with attached edible tissue, through a sive or similar device under high pressure,” pork, water, corn syrup, beef, salt (one dog has 20% of your daily allotment, that’s way too much), potassium lactate (meat preservative), sodium phosphates (food preservative, also adds texture to meat), beef stock, sodium diacetate (fights fungus and bacteria, also found in hand warmers), sodium erythorbate (keeps meat pink), maltodextrin (filler or thickening agent, used often in beer), sodium nitrate (preservative, minimizes food born illnesses like botulism - this ingredient is linked to cancer), extractives of paprika (increases food shelf life).  Skip the turkey dogs, too. They may be lower in calories and fat, but contain the same additives.

Bottom line? Eat the most natural form or most fresh. There’s no telling what these chemicals can do to your body, so why intentionally put them in there? Skip the franks altogether.

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