Dr Yew Tok Khak
That well known Oriental Doctor.
Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that it… don’t waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually.. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.
Interesting point. What speeding your heart up actually does is make you hungrier. While this has a normalising effect on appetite, it does make weight loss using exercise alone almost impossible to achieve. Since we are so stressed these days, plus short of sleep, taking a nap is an extremely good idea. Anything that reduces stress will aid weight loss and improve health and help us live longer. However, exercise is very good for you in other ways.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiency. What does cow eat? Hay and corn.And what are these? Vegetables. So steak is nothing more than efficient mechanismof delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef also good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And pork chop can give you 100% of recommended daily allowance of vegetable product.
Ha ha ha – well most people in the UK do not eat enough protein of animal origin. So he is right. But you should eat your protein with plenty of colourful vegetables on the outside of the dead animal.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!
Wine is extremely good for you, particularly red wine. Blog coming up.
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio two to one, etc.
So true. We all have body fat. And it seems the more fat you have, the more your body wants to gain. But even the leanest of us has a surprising amount of body fat.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can’t think of single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No pain… good!
Actually no pain….good! is true. For many to exercise does indeed cause pain and sore knees and backs should be addressed before starting to exercise – or the exercise regime will fail leading to self recrimination and general self flagellation.
Q: Aren’t fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food are fried these day in vegetable oil. In fact, they permeated by it. How could getting more vegetable be bad for you?!?
Fried food is not good for you – but fat in the form of butter, coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, avocado oil or olive oil most certainly is.
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.
Agreed. Unless you really know what you are doing, sit ups make the stomach bulge out more.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy?!? HARRROOOW!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!
Plain dark chocolate is extremely good for you – a good source of antioxidants. Dissolve it in the mouth.
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming good for your figure, explain whale to me.
Long slow swims are awful for the figure and will indeed result in whale like proportions due to that type of exercise making you particularly hungry and the chlorine making you toxic.
Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! ‘Round’ a shape?
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.