more foods into your diet to avoid gaining weight ó it
sounds too good to be true.
doctor says that a few foods can slow your risk of obesity.
Mitchell Gaynor, author of "The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking
Control of your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle,"
which focuses on reversing gene damage to maximize longevity,
talked to us about foods to take out or bring in.
shows, Gaynor said, that multiple genes affect someoneís
chance of becoming overweight.
we used to think is that if you had a gene or genes, for
instance, a lot of people in your family were overweight, you
would just assume you would be overweight at some point in
your life as well," he said.
said, "Genes are largely dynamic, and you can change the
expression of genes."
example, you can eat foods that are protective against things
that your genes might predispose you to, like cancer or
affect the formation of new fat cells ó people form new fat
cells at different rates.
if you canít change your genes, you can change whatís
happening in your body, said Gaynor, who is also founder of
Gaynor Integrative Oncology in New York City.
knowing whether youíre predisposed to genes that, for
example, cause obesity, can help you know how to counteract
more predisposed to obesity, Gaynor said, you can home in on
the hormones that influence weight.
to Gaynor, three major hormones affect what the scale says:
insulin, which helps the body process sugar; and leptin and
glucagon-like peptide-1 (or GLP-1), which make you feel full.
has those three hormones, but sometimes inflammation blocks
major causes of inflammation are too much white sugar and
white flour and heat-damaged vegetable oils found in fast food
and processed food," he said.
addition to the oft-prescribed fish, for example, consider
cooking with other anti-inflammatory foods, such as rosemary,
extra-virgin olive oil, artichokes, garlic, turmeric and
good to have cinnamon at the end of every meal, even if youíre
having cinnamon tea, or you could have desserts with cinnamon
instead of white sugar," he said.