The Global Stress Summit, Day 3

The Global Stress Summit, Day 3

Global Stress Summit

Stressful issues such as weight gain, diet, exercise, cancer, and sleep are all covered today. However, I really didn’t think day 3 was the same standard as the previous two days.

Susan Peirce-Thompson

Susan has an inspiring story – good student that dropped out addicted to drugs, found herself on the streets, got clean, went back to education and became a college professor but was obese and nothing was working for her – so she solved that problem and now instead runs with a focus on how your brain can be addicted to foods.

Stated Objectives for this Talk

  • The “true” definition of stress
  • How brains respond to addictive foods
  • Foods that create physiological stress

My Takeaways

Don’t Eliminate Stress – Support Yourself Instead!

“All of the meaningful things come with stress” – relationships, kids, career – she doesn’t want an ’empty’ life so she runs on high stress but well supported.

One Third of the Population Should Not Dictate for the Other Two Thirds

One third of the population will not become addicted to sugar, so they do not believe it is possible to get addicted- yet the other two thirds of the population are being bombarded with sugar ‘on the basis it is not addictive’ but they are highly addicted to it. Hm, I’m not sure it is the one third that is driving this debate, but more the ‘tobacco science’ of the sugar industry, it’s about profits and marketing!

Effects of Sugar and Processed Foods – Cravings & Addictions
  1. The physiological hit results in inflammation.
  2. In the brain you also have dopamine down regulation – hits your addiction centers, it is only a ‘high’ the first time but it actually leaves you feeling you need sugar just to feel normal, so you have cravings and always need you next hit, just like with drugs.
  3. Modern ‘treats’ like processed donuts stimulate the brain more than it ever was designed to be able to handle.
  4. The dopamine receptors can grow back in a few weeks if you get off the addictive foods. It’s like quitting smoking.
Only a Tiny Fraction of People are Successful at Weight Loss
  1. If you get off an addictive food and ‘dabble’ in it later on, the addiction will come back in as little as two hits, so if you do dabble make sure it is very little and very seldom or it will have a grip on your system again and you’ll be yoyoing trying to get off it all the time.
  2. Stress is a real trigger for people to return to old habits.
Automate your Self-Care Routine

She gives an example of her own self-care routine [which didn’t click with me at all] and showed that it was a way for her to keep on track with her goals and not slip backwards, saying that it would only take 3 months of uncomfortable focus to set it up and then it would be automated, basically an expansion of your self-care routine of brushing your teeth twice a day – she would meditate, pray, read on the toilet etc etc – obviously there is room for personalization on this one!

Yuri Elkaim

Stated Objectives for this Talk

  • Find peace in your food choices
  • Food-inflammation-stress connection
  • Food-cycling formula for robust health

My Takeaways

Alopecia Made Him Lose His Hair – Restored in Two Eeeks!

He had alopecia as a teenager which is an autoimmune condition that made him lose his hair – and the only thing he was offered were what he considered crazy steroid injections into his scalp, so he didn’t take them. He just got on with his soccer career and then after that he studied nutrition and within 2 weeks his hair grew back! After all those years!

Unnecessary Tetanus Injection Made Him Bald Again!

Years later he brought his young son in for a routine doctor’s check up and the doc unexpectedly offered Yuri a tetanus shot – which he took. He became bald again but this time the hair did not grow back.

That would suggest the vaccine caused an autoimmune condition, at the very least!! It certainly hit his immune system hard!

Athletes Eat Badly & It Affects Performance

From his own experience and from all those he works with now, he knows that athletes often don’t eat quality food – they usually eat junk, in the belief that they are young and active and will burn it all up. No. The junk is affecting both their health and their performance. The health aspect usually becomes more obvious in their 30’s or further down the road, while sometimes athletes actually struggle all along with bad health and being susceptible to more injuries.

So Yuri is making a real difference in getting through to people like this to up both their game and their health. He has nearly 1000 videos on youtube, and I just looked one up: Eat this healthy breakfast food for faster fat loss (and fewer cravings). At face value there is some good in here, some nuggets like “vary your protein sources”.

But the level of advice may depend on where you are at, for example if you need to become more healthy, then this might be helpful. But if you are seriously ill or struggling with an underlying condition and need a reversal in your illness, then you may need someone more specific than that, and some of the old schools of healing, etc.

 When is the Best Time to Eat Protein?

Timing: Yuri prefers protein in the morning, and some other people favor that too. Dr. Christopher would have recommended protein in the morning and carbs in the evening, to give the pancreas a rest. Alan Christianson is experimenting with an adrenal reset program at the moment and he has his own notions of when to eat protein too. But others like Gerson therapy have people eating porridge at breakfast – and it works  just fine too [I did that therapy, admittedly it is too low on protein if you are doing it as a non-cancer patient, but the oats/carb breakfast was no problem]. So if your breakfast is already working for you, there’s no real need to change it, but if you want to try something new, then you could give the morning protein a go.

What Type of Protein is Best? 

You will notice quite a diversity out there at the moment when it comes to sources of protein – whatever you are comfortable with! [I’ll do a separate blog on this]. Yuri says he is not dogmatic on foods, but rotating protein sources was one good tip from him.

How Much Protein Do We Need Daily?

Notice in his breakfast alone there was 35g of protein -again there is a huge diversity of opinion on this with some people saying eat 35g of protein at every meal, and others like Mercola saying keep it around 20g for the entire day because of the mTOR pathway. Well obviously this is the subject of a whole other blog, but I can say that when it comes to extreme healing, take a look at who is getting ‘incurable’ illnesses reversed and the levels of protein they use- usually during the course of severe illness protein is kept low. Then again, people like Terry Wahls on The Wahls Protocol will incorporate it early [again a new therapy that seems to borrow a lot from Gerson and add protein]. Or again look at Dr. Stephen Gundry, who uses high protein for weight loss but not for reversing coronary plaque or longevity – so it depends on the result you are aiming for and where you are starting out from.

Intermittent Fasting

Yuri promotes this – based on an annoying theory of how our ancestors ate – who really knows how they ate 10,ooo years ago, it is only guesswork! However, looking at the schools of healing with 50+ years of success, they always did juice cleanses of some sort to give the digestion a rest – but these have to be done carefully – just giving up food for a day without hydration and preferably lots of support just isn’t a good idea.

Laid Back Attitude
  • He says he is not dogmatic about foods, yes get rid of the gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, and then when you are clean try adding them back and see how you feel!  He eats pizza occasionally himself – again, this is ‘health level’ advice, some people can’t be that laid back.
  • He was a bit chaotic in my opinion about when to eat, breakfast at 4pm was fine for him, but no one is perfect 🙂


Loriana Hernandez-Aldama

Stated Objectives for this Talk

  • Link between fitness and illness
  • The trifecta for dealing with cancer
  • Why rest is an investment

My Takeaways

The Problems Sometimes with Online Summits

This talk is a good example of a very weak speaker who got invited simply because she is in the same business mastermind group as the host. This is a comment I left under this talk, and now I want that 25 minutes of my life back!

I'm 25 minutes into this and wondering when is the talk actually going to start, life is too short to hear this sort of stuff, I can't believe she does keynotes - this sounds more like belonging to the same business club as the host - being well positioned

SO basically she had cancer about 3 years back and went to John's Hopkins, realized she thought she was fit but was living a stressful life - she hopped on chemo, noticed most people didn't survive that, and came up with the catchphrase 'armor up' basically build up strength every opportunity you get because you will need it <---one sentence, that's it.

Honestly, when I heard 'cancer' I was thinking something better - as I know chemo is not a good first option and there are many alternatives, most of which this 'health guru' still doesn't seem to be aware of!! Anyone heard of The Truth About Cancer? Or Gerson Therapy [I did that], or any of the many other places that really and truly show you how to 'armor up' and not fluff around with a 'green drink' or two - sheez!

The stated objectives for this speaker’s talk probably say more than the speaker, just run with them! And so too with our next speaker, I’d expect.

Michael Breus

Stated Objectives for this Talk

  • 2 biological factors for good sleep
  • Creating a consistent sleep schedule
  • Do’s and don’ts of getting to sleep

I haven’t yet listened to this talk, but Breus did an entire summit himself last year Aug 8th-15, 2016, and there is a link to that on my Online Health Summits 2016 page. I also did a brief review and commentary on it and added some stuff from my experience.

Todd Durkin

Stated Objectives for this Talk

  • Importance of physical performance
  • Which hour of the day is the most important?
  • “3 Hs” that fuel your overall success

Own The Summit

Remember, this is just a taste of the summit, for the full summit and all the speakers, you can buy the talks and transcripts for The Global Stress Summit and see everything they had to say for yourself. And maybe let me know YOUR opinion 🙂

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