After much research, extenuating analysis, exacerbating review of medical journals, and head-throbbing assessments, I have figured out the Miracle Diet.
Allow me to throw in a disclaimer: This is NOT a diet if you are perfectly healthy, following another food-based regimen as prescribed by your doctor, etc., etc., (Isn’t the point of ‘etc’ so you don’t have to keep writing etc.?…my writing may never be that polished; I’m still working on it- don’t judge me)
However, this diet is optimal for those individuals struggling to live a fully-packed quality life but felt ‘held back’ by the following:
- Insulin Resistance (IR): Acanthosis Nigricans, High Blood Glucose Levels, High Blood Insulin Levels
- Type II Diabetes: the next level up from Insulin Resistance
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: better known as PCOS; usually if this is IR related as well; PCOS has a full range of symptoms that include (but not exclusive to):
- Acanthosis Nigricans (dark, velvety patches of skin usually around armpits, groin, and neck regions)
- Lack of regular ovulation (missed menstrual cycles for more than 6 months at a time)
- Multiple ‘cysts’ or follicles around the ovaries (can only be seen by the use of an sonogram)
- Hirsitism (unwanted facial hair growth)
- Hair Thinning on scalp (Androgenic Alopecia- often referred to as ‘male-pattern’ baldness)
- High levels of androgens in blood
- Obesity or Abnormal Weight Gain that is NOT Thyroid-Related: higher than recommended BMI (Body Mass Index)
Introducing…The KOPEGAN diet:
KO (Kosher) – P (Paleo) – EGAN (Vegan)
In a nutshell: This diet is low-glycemic and naturally (and Biblically- at least the KOSHER part) based- it cuts out the processed, cancer-causing, and insulin-elevated sugar that causes many of the bullet points mentioned above. I’ve ordered this Kosher-Paleo-Vegan for a reason: Kosher laws take priority and precedence over Paleo and Vegan-Let’s take a look at each of the elements of this
diet LIFESTYLE that make it fabulous:
KOSHER: The books of Deuteronomy and Leviticus in the Bible state that any animal which chews the cud and has a cloven hoof is clean (it CAN be eaten): cow and lamb/goat. Anything that does not fit this category cannot be eaten as they are considered unclean: examples include the hare, pigs (sorry to all y’all bacon lovers out there- try organic turkey bacon). The reason it is considered unclean is because these animals are hindgut fermenters- meaning there is an increase in acid production and gas due to a mass of digestive bacteria found in the END of the animal’s alimentary (digestive tract) canal. This causes an issue with wastes NOT being adequately removed from the animal’s body- instead, all that wasted ends up in on your dinner plate: YUCK!
Kosher fish include those found in seas and rivers that have fins and scales: halibut, salmon, tuna, carp, and herring. Unclean are: lobster, shrimp, crabs, oysters, clams: again, most of the ‘unclean’ are considered BENTHIC eaters- their main source of food is the feces (poop) left by their Kosher counterparts. (Sorry for being so descriptive…Moving on…)
The book of Leviticus goes on to state that every creeping thing that crawls the earth is unclean and all “flying creeping things” are also considered ritually unclean: in regards to birds- chicken, duck, geese, and turkey are Kosher.
Here’s the rule of thumb: God knows the animals He created- He knows their metabolic and waste removal capacities better than any scientist ever could; so we can trust Him when He says something is ‘clean’ vs. ‘unclean’.
PALEO: The main concepts of Paleolithic eating is maintaining ‘clean eating’. So whoever came up with this idea had a question, “If we were cavemen, what could we eat?”…the answer?: Probably not McDonald’s, processed Pop Tarts, and Hood artificially flavored banana ice cream. We would have access to ORGANIC, non-pesticide provoked, NATURAL foods- healthy fruits and veggies, and GRASS-FED MEATS.
Here’s where Insulin Resistance and Diabetes can be kicked: Paleo follows a strict regimen for maintaining a LOW GLYCEMIC index: what does this mean?…You guessed- limit the carbohydrates. All your major breads, pastas, cereals, grains, wheat, and gluten-deliciousness is OUT. ***Please understand: these eating lifestyle is not for everyone: but for those struggling with IR and Type II Diabetes- low carbohydrate intake is a MUST.*** By eating Paleo, one can easily keep carbohydrate intake below 50g, which is ideal to stop insulin from collecting in the bloodstream.
Here’s the deal: it’s important to eat Paleo, BUT TO MAINTAIN KOSHER (remember the ‘KO’ comes before the ‘P’ in the KOPEGAN lifestyle). So yes, traditional Paleo allows one to eat bacon and cook vegetables in bacon grease: but this is not Kosher.
VEGAN: Yes, I know in Vegan diets we avoid animal products, but here is the deal- this ain’t an ALL Vegan diet. It’s KOPEGAN: and the ‘EGAN’ of the ‘VEGAN’ is written LAST: In this new eating lifestyle, we avoid dairy. Dairy can causes several Gastrointestinal issues (that may not even be detected by a clinician)- such as bloating, constipation, allergic reactions, etc. Also, vegan diets also stress a great level of ‘clean-eating’: organic, all-natural foods, with a greater emphasis on consuming fruits and vegetables as the primary sources of food.
So there you have it! The KOPEGAN lifestyle 🙂 I’m not using the word diet because as you’ll see, many of the effects of insulin issues can be REVERSED by following this regimen- and once you feel better, there’s no going back to processed junk.
Give a try! Give a go! and most importantly…Give it time! (At least 3 months) Be creative on making your own meals: Plan ahead, pack healthy snacks, and most importantly: Keep your insulin levels LOW by reducing carbohydrates to 50 grams (MAX) a day. This does work! You’ll be amazed at the capability your body has to restore and heal itself:
Restore and Heal: Sound’s like something Our Creator does right? And fancy that, we are made in HIS Image!
For we are God’s handiwork (masterpiece), created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20