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#149: Ann Louise Gittleman–Gaining Incredible Levels of Peak Performance by Consuming More Fat

Ann Louise Gittleman is undisputedly The First Lady of Nutrition.

Decades before the Paleo, Ketogenic and Vegan diet trends, Ann Louise was the very first to proclaim that obesity and diabetes were caused by a lack of the right type of fat and an excess of the wrong kind of carbohydrate.

She has appeared on 20/20, Dr. Phil, The View, Good Morning America, Extra!, FitTV and The Early Show. In addition, her work has been featured on ABC, CNN, PBS, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CBN, Fox News, and the BBC.

She has served as a celebrity spokesperson and formula developer for many of the leading companies in the health foods and network marketing industry. Her work has been featured in a myriad of national publications including Time, Newsweek, Glamour and The New York Times.


Episode #149 References:

  • The importance of  Omega 6 and Omega 3 in our daily diet.
  • A diet without fat is a diet which doesn’t provide you with the basic fundamentals or precursors for hormones that are important for brain, immune, skin, hair,  and nail development.
  • The right fat is essential for how the body works.
  • The cell membrane is composed of both saturated fats and omega 6 fats.
  • Numerous studies found that most people lack omega 6 in the diet, when doing blood work analysis.
  • Omega 3’s: nuts, flax seeds, chia seeds.
  • reference the 1961 American Heart Association study about cholesterol and fats, which started a major focal point of low fat/no fat, and the push for more carbohydrates in our diets. 
  • Two out of three Americans are obese, and many of us have allergy, immune and blood health problems.
  • The healthiest people in the world have a Mediterranean diet, which is composed of over 40% fat intake.
  • Our cell membranes are 50% saturated fat and 50% omega 6, so the combination of the two in our diets is incredibly important for the brain to function properly.
  • Bad: Trans fats, refined vegetable oils, omega 6’s–which have been genetically modified or processed (canola oil, peanut oil, soybean oil, corn oil, sunflower oil), margarine and hydrogenated fats (since the cell membrane cannot utilize these foods for nutritional purposes).
  • Good: 100% extra virgin Olive oil, medium chain triglyceride oil, flax seed oil, avocados and avocado oil.
  • Good: Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds (for Omega 6’s).
  • Good: Walnuts, pecans and almonds (which are organic).
  • Fats which can modify cortisol levels: chia seeds, flaxseed oil.
  • Adrenal Support: pantothenic acid—2000 mg scattered throughout the day—to support adrenals to handle stress and reduce cortisol levels.
  • Top 10 Fat Flush Foods: ground flax seed, lemon, cranberry juice, whey grass-fed beef, spaghetti squash, jicama, beet root, blueberry and organic cream.
  • Bile: connected to allergies and autoimmune issues, so we need to cut it early in our day to keep it regulated.
  • Lemon and Water Morning Drink (additionally add Apple Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt as options)—to reduce bile (decongestant), alkalinize the system early in the morning. Tonifies the liver and kidneys, as well as cuts fat. Use warm water, rather than cold to help warm up the body first thing in the morning. Also helps to metabolize fat properly. Amount: 8 oz of tepid or hot water, and the juice of half a lemon (one tablespoon)
  • Dandelion Root Tea: you need to detoxify daily and have a firm ritual for detoxing your system each day with 1-2 cups of dandelion tea (you can add MCT oil, butter or coconut oil to your tea if you wish for an upgrade)—look for roasted dandelion root from Traditional Medicinals.
  • It’s ok to eat fat to lose weight, gain peak performance and a path to good nutrition, but if you aren’t breaking down those fats properly, it’s not going to do what you want it to do for your body to excel.
  • Fat Flush Plan Structure: 3 meals a day and 2 snacks
  • Glutathione: The toxic waste zapper. It is the liver’s detoxifier of chemicals, metals and the like. There are not a lot of foods out there that can help bring up your levels of glutathione, so we need to supplement this.
  • ASEA: molecule supplement that has been found in studied to innately allow your body to create more glutathione at a cellular level.



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