You’ve just eaten, but you're still hungry. Do you wonder why?
You feel physically full, but you want more. What’s happening inside?
Over half of the American diet comes from nutrient-depleted, ultra-processed foods, grown in mineral-deficient soils.  Micronutrient Deficiencies (MND’s) encourage disease, and increase appetite.  Insufficient iron, iodine, zinc and folate can all drive an insatiable desire for food that's impossible to satisfy.
Dr. Sebi developed restorative compounds to repair the damage that these ‘food-like’ substances cause:
- When you nourish the body, appetite will naturally reduce.
- When you flush out toxins, weight gain stops.
- When you cleanse cells, hormones balance.
Why Do I Never Feel Full?
Appetite is influenced by hormones, foods, senses, habits, past experiences, future expectations, and the availability of food. Which of these regulating mechanisms were you aware of?
Brain: The hypothalamus controls metabolism (the fuel from food) the limbic center manages emotions (the pleasure from food) and the hind-brain ensures survival (eating habits).
Stomach: Feeling full is triggered by food stretching the stomach. This activates the appetite control center in the hypothalamus, signaling the body to stop eating, and reduce hunger.
Cortisol: The ‘stress’ hormone tells the body to prepare for battle. So, it increases fat storage and appetite in case there is a famine. It also depletes magnesium (over 90% of adults are deficient, impacting over 300 biological processes).
Thyroxine: The ‘energy’ hormone helps our body manage metabolism; matching input (food) to output (activity). Lack of iodine, and thyroid inflammation, prevent this critical energy management system from working and we feel ‘wired or tired’ all the time.
Cholecystokinin: This ‘fullness’ hormone is released when food enters the stomach; it slows the movement of food through the digestive system (closing the valve between the stomach and the gut) making you feel fuller for longer.
Insulin: The ‘storage’ hormone helps cells absorb fuel, and prevents blood sugar levels getting too high. Excess sugar is dangerous (making blood literally ‘sticky’ on the inside) so insulin tells the body to make fat from the excess energy. Many people are ‘insulin resistant’ due to chronic inflammation in the pancreas.
Ghrelin: The ‘hunger’ hormone drives appetite and a drop in circulating ghrelin signals that it is time to eat. Obesity is associated with low ghrelin levels, creating a constant desire to consume.
Leptin: The ‘satiety’ hormone, produced by fat cells, reduces appetite when fat cells are full. But, regularly overeating reduces the production of this critical hormone that tells you to stop eating.
Overeating: This behavior overrides hormonal and physical regulation. Over-stretching the stomach, and ignoring hormonal signals, creates a vicious cycle of increased appetite and weight gain.
There is a huge disconnect between our nutritional, emotional, psychological and social desire for food. Consumer research at Cornell University also found a strong link between the amount of food we consume and its availability.
Our appetite control system is not optimized for the highly processed food-like substances dominating our supermarket shelves. They are high in macronutrients (carbs and fat) but low in micronutrients (minerals and phytonutrients). Processed and refined foods do not ‘switch’ our appetite off like natural foods. They increase it.
Small steps over time will have a huge impact. Which of these tips could help you feel fuller and reduce appetite naturally?
- Plan: Keep a healthy snack on hand, nuts are ideal, to control hunger until your next meal.
- Record: Write a food journal to track what foods make you feel full and which drive hunger.
- Count: Bites instead of calories to reduce intake during a single meal and increase mindfulness.
- Limit: Have just three bites (or a set amount) of indulgent foods and savor them slowly.
- Bulk: Add raw and cooked approved greens and vegetables to make meals bigger.
- Portion: Serve yourself directly from the pot instead of leaving serving dishes on the table.
- Obstacles: Make it more difficult to overindulge, such as not having tempting foods nearby.
- Size: Serve smaller portions and wait at least 10 minutes before serving more.
- Trick: Create optical illusions by using smaller plates and/or plates color-matching your tablecloth.
- Focus: Avoid eating in front of screens, which can distract you from paying attention to body's cues.
- Planning: Go shopping with a list and specific meals in mind, never when hungry.
- Timing: Eat slowly and pay attention to your food to help you recognize when you're satisfied.
- Hydrate: Drink 1 gallon of spring water daily, and add watery foods (e.g. melon and cucumber).
- Optimize: Tidy up your eating space, remove anything that negatively impacts your good mood.
- Create: Try out new recipes and food combinations. Boredom triggers overindulgence.
- Taste: Experiment with different flavors to stimulate more of the brain’s appetite circuits.
- Color: Consume a spectrum of fresh food in different colors to get a range of phytonutrients.
- Organic: Naturally managed soil grows plants with more nutrients, so you feel fuller nutritionally.
- Sleep: Getting sufficient sleep will more effectively regulate hormones and prevent energy dips.
- Stress: Eating is a compensatory behavior when we feel pressure, try to reduce sources of stress.
- Clean: Remove toxins from the body that drive hormone deregulating inflammation.
- Nourish: Seek nutrient rich foods and supplement critical minerals like iron and iodine.
Your appetite is under complex biological control. These control systems have ‘settings’ like the thermostat and timers on your central heating. These settings have been manipulated by toxic foods designed to keep you hungry. If you find it hard to stop eating, or feel satisfied, you need to re-calibrate the system.
Dr. Sebi was an herbalist, and an engineer. He learned how to re-balance the body’s biological systems. When you reduce inflammation, remove toxins and enhance nutrition, the system will naturally return to harmonious homeostasis.
You can Indulge Without the Bulge, and without the guilt, by recovering your natural eating instincts:
- Viento curbs cravings and provides extra energy for your immune system to clean-up on the inside and wake you up.
- Chelation 2 removes the mucus and toxins that waste your precious energy and lower mood.
- Fucus increases your ability to eliminate toxic waste products and enhances nutrient absorption.
- Bromide Plus Capsules provide all the missing minerals, especially iodine, iron, and magnesium, needed to keep you full.
You can learn to enjoy food without the fear of eating too much.
You will feel satisfied, physically and nutritionally, when minerals are topped up.
You can appreciate indulgence, and still be able to stop!
Dr. Sebi’s dedication to engineering health can support you to take control.
Here’s to your food freedom this festive season.
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