THE ASIAN PARADOX-or is it a paradox?

Asian cuisine - rice in sauce with stir fried vegetables, pineapple and salmon. Wooden bowl with chopsticks. Close up.

Lately, I have heard and received comments on the Asian Paradox.

For those of us who are not familiar with this expression, the Asian paradox is referred to as the fact that the Asian people live on rice and they are healthy and live longer.

So if the dietary carbohydrates cause all the bad thing that I am mentioning, how is it possible for the Asian people to be so healthy since their basic diet is rice, a carbohydrate?

So let me explain what is going on.

Whenever I write about the carbohydrate diet I point to the fact that glucose is not our natural food. It reprograms our genetic expression and forces our cells to change the way they behave.

The cellular changes that occur cause:

* Low mitochondrial count

* Higher NAGALASE enzyme, previously know as glycoside hydrolase

* Lower GcMAF immune protein production

* High insulin production

* Thickening of cellular membranes

* Increased blood cholesterol level

* Increased blood triglycerides

* Increased levels of stress

* Hypoglycemia

* Hypertension

* Blood circulation problems

* Rheumatism

* Osteopenia

* Fatty liver

* Kidney stones

* Kidney failure

* Dementia

* Heart failure

* Embolism

* Stroke

Basically, all chronic health problem can be traced to glucose consumption.

In my book, I explain that if we eat correctly, our sugar absorption is low. This is because we have a small amount of GLUT transporting protein available to import the sugar into our blood. The daily consumption of glucose increases the insulin production and raises the levels of the GLUT transporters. In this way, the absorption of sugars into the blood increases.

Once glucose finds itself in the bloodstream, the cells of the body will not accept it unless the insulin is released into the blood and irritates the cells. The daily cellular irritation with the insulin forces the cells to thicken their membranes. For this, they need more cholesterol so the cholesterol blood levels increase. Cellular resistance to the insulin starts at this point.

Thicker the cell walls are, more insulin is needed, more cholesterol is produced, more GLUT is available, more sugar is absorbed, the lower mitochondrial account becomes.

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The more glucose is absorbed, the more nagalase is needed for its manipulation. The Higher amount of cellular glucose, a higher amount of nagalase, lower will be the level of GcMAF protein, lower will be the immune defense of the cells and the body as the whole.

The strongest insulin irritation will be where the higher levels of insulin are concentrated and this is in the blood. This is partially the reason why the walls of blood vessels become stiff and the blood circulation becomes compromised.

Since the cells cannot produce enough energy from the fat (triglyceride) if their mitochondrial count is low, we experience frequent hunger since our body does not store glucose as the regular fuel and cannot release it whenever the cells ask for food.

Only when we ignore the cellular cry for energy and we continue working without feeding ourselves, the cells go into a stress mode. They release stress hormones, break down the glycogen and use the boosting fuel as the emergency source of glucose putting the body into a state of hypoglycemia.

Since we feel extreme hunger whenever we have the chance to eat we fill our plate full of carbohydrates and then some.

Well this explains why I've been known to go out and buy one of those square Pepperidge Farm cakes and eat the whole thing... when I'm stressed... : )

This overindulging on toxic dietary carbohydrates causes fatty liver and obesity since our cells can only utilize a few carbohydrates for fueling the cells. What the cells cannot use for immediate energy, they immediately convert into triglyceride or cholesterol depending on the cellular needs.

Now if carbohydrates do all of this terrible changes in the body, how come that the Asian people do not show these health problems since their staple diet is rice which is a dietary carbohydrate and causes all of those symptoms in European and American people?

The answer is simple.

In general, Asian people eat very small amounts of rice. Usually, it is a small bowl. They accompany it with steer-fried vegetables and meat.

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They eat plenty of fish or other types of meat with its fat. Pork is very popular in many parts of Asia. Often they consume coconut oil.

Animal fats and coconut oil are saturated oils. They are the healthiest fats for human consumption. They coat the mucous tissue reducing the sugar absorption into the blood.

Asian people fry their food in saturated fats and they fry it just slightly. Their vegetables do not change the taste, smell and the texture after steer-frying and this means that the cellulose did not burst and the vegetables will be none digestible.

Because the Asian people eat a small amount of rice and protect themselves with the saturated fats, not much sugar is absorbed and the body suffers to a lesser extent.

Asian people that indulge in western diet become as fat as western people do.

Same as the wealthy Asian people also often suffer from the obesity and all of the health problems that I have mentioned earlier since they overindulge on the rice.

Simply, when you eat a small amount of a poison, you live longer then if you stuff yourself with it.

As for the longevity, there is none.

Asian people that eat frugally do not live any longer than European or American or African people, that eat in a similar way. They seldom live more than 110 years and this is nothing unusual and it is a far cry from the real living potential of our genetic code.

As you can see, there is no Asian Paradox just a healthier eating habit.

Love and light to us all.


8 thoughts on “THE ASIAN PARADOX-or is it a paradox?”

  1. I think the Asian Paradox explained by 3 things:
    1- as darko say they eat carbohydrate (rice) but in low amount high carbohydrate is bad thing but it doesn’t mean that low carbohydrate intake is bad also.
    2- they didn’t eat process food like western eat (sugar-trans fat-vegetable oil-process meat) .
    3- there Short Stature in there gene make them live longer ( low growth factors ).

      1. So why in your opinion we didn’t heard no one even reach quarter that number you suggest despite different diets around the world?

      2. Karim, a group of the Taoists in China live in average of 200 years and the longest life recorded was 256 years but these facts are not recognized by the modern science because they cannot be explained by it.

    1. Short statured people live longer? Im gonna have to research that lol. And thanks for the blog Dr, it all makes sense now.

  2. If you watch any Netflixmovie made in those foreign countries you will see you are misinformed on current affairs.
    Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, Philippinos, etc. are just as fat as Americans now. Japanese look like sausages ready to explode.
    It is a gross deformation of the human soul.
    The fatties are using up all our resources. There should be a jail for fat peoples. (They will thank us later.)

    1. Johonny hi.
      I have mentioned that lately things have changed and the Asian population is demonstrating the same health problems. The reason is the overconsumption of carbohydrates and the lack of water and sea salt in the diet.
      The Asian paradox is now restricted to the poor population and to the Tay and Vietnamese people that live in small villages and the fisherman.
      You can see that I do not even acknowledge it as a paradox. Those people simply eat differently.

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