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Dr. Peter Osborne

The Fundamental Rules of Nutrition

There’s always a price to pay.

I’ve got a huge sweet tooth.

I’d love to eat candy all day.

But I know that what we put into our body will affect what we can get out of it.

If you want to achieve greatness in your health, you have to keep finding what works and tweak it.

You need to approach nutrition the same way you approach business or athletics. Keep refining until you get to the next level.

Diet is so important.

That’s why, for this 5-Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Dr. Peter Osborne where he shared how what we eat affects every aspect of our lives.

Dr. Peter Osborne is the clinical director of Origins Health Care in Sugar Land, Texas. He is a Doctor of pastoral science, and a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Often times referred to as “The Gluten Free Warrior,” he is one of the most sought-after alternative and nutritional experts in the world.

He says that you can cheat on your diet, but if you look at it like getting 6/7 on a test score, you’re only getting a “B.” I think we can all do better than that.


Learn how your diet is affecting your health in major ways in Episode 738.

“You can’t get healthy eating food that isn’t healthy.” @Glutenology  

Some Questions I Ask:

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The three fundamental rules of nutrition (1:00)
  • How long it takes to find out if your diet is causing you pain (2:30)
  • If you can have a cheat day (4:00)
  • The relationship between food and death (6:00)
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

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Transcript of this Episode

Lewis: This is 5-Minute Friday!!

Our guest is none other than Dr. Peter Osbourne who is a chiropractor and a board certified clinical nutritionist. He is license with a pastoral medicine association in his Doctoral Pastoral Science in Medicine. He’s been practicing since 2001, he’s clinical focus is the holistic natural of chronic degenerative muscular skeletal diseases. He is an expert in relationships that glutens sensitive and food allergy play in chronic inflammation and he has helped thousands of patients recover from chronic painful conditions.

Tell me about your book a 30 day diet for eliminating the root cause of pain for people that don’t go get tested, because you said there’s different ways of doing that. What do you recommend? How does this program work you know 30 day all grains from your diet but you can eat anything else you want to eat or how does it work?

Peter: There’s 3 fundamental rules of nutrition: You can’t get healthy by eating food that isn’t healthy. It’s like business I mean you know you get what you put in right, I mean if you don’t put in the hard work and the dedication then you’re not going to get an outcome of success and it’s no different in nutrition if you put in you know garbage your outcome is gonna be garbage and so that’s a fundamental rule. We have to understand that.

Rule number 2 don’t eat what you’re allergic or tolerant or sensitive to. Rule number 3 if you feel bad when you eat it stop eating it listen to your body. But beyond that the 30 day program is design, I mean I’ve been in practice for 15 years and so I’ve seen pretty much every auto immune disease you can imagine and I end up seeing kind of diet plan and every kind of modification you could imagine. So this 30 day plan is based on person who’s not doing any testing and it’s based on the premise of going grain free and some other foods that we look at that we eliminated. There’s 2 phases to this diet: Phase 1 which is 15 days and then there’s phase 2. So the first phase is easier you graduate into that 2nd phase, for most people if it’s gonna be a challenge for the challenge is. But the 30 days is enough time Lewis to establish with certainty for that individual that their diet is directly responsible for creating auto immune in their body, because the difference will be that profound.

Lewis: You’ll feel better you lose weight you know have those energy you are saying.

Peter: Yeah.

Lewis: So you’ll feel it?

Peter: Right, beyond 30 days now you have a choice, now that the 30 days has proven you feel better now you have choice. Do you stop at 30 days and go back to the way you felt or do you recognize that with great intelligence and pursue forward, and some people do they pursue forward and they get tested and they tweak it even more and they get even better. Again it’s kind of like business you get success and you tweak that so that you can get into another level of success and you keep moving in that direction. Well nutrition it works very similar.

Lewis: What about those freaks of nature that had just shredded human beings have all the energy in the world and they eat and garbage sugar, candies, junk foods whenever they want and they just seem to be genetic specimens, what about those cases?

Peter: They always pay a price. There’s always a price to pay you don’t get to escape the price. Some people pay it later in life as opposed to early in life but I see those guys all the time. Usually those guys and they are guys, woman get typically sick around the age of 35 to 38. The man you are referring to they typically in here at 55 to 58 with low testosterone, their hair is falling out and sex drive is gone and muscle are wasting away, they don’t understand why they’re growing a pop belly when they’ve always gotten away with treating their bodies like garbage their whole life.

Lewis: What about the whole theory of a cheat day? You know 6 days a week I’m gonna be grain free, sugar free or you know live by this specific principles but you know we live in a day of age where this amazing dessert foods and all these different things that we can enjoy and people want to enjoy life and be able to experience different taste here and there, is it bad or do you think it’s going to be harmful long term?

Peter: Well if a person is truly gluten sensitive that cheat day is a problem. It’s a 0 tolerance policy that the science shows that gluten can do damage at 20 parts per million which is about the size of a bread crumb and that damage can last for up to 2 months. So if you cheat in every 6th or 7th day you know you’re gonna stay in that chronic state. Now, some people.

Lewis: What if they don’t have the sensitivity?

Peter: If they don’t have the sensitivity look the body is dynamic and make it resilient but then we have to do the math. I would encourage people to do the math, if you spend one of every 7 days you’re basically for scoring you at your grade you’ve got a bad test grade. You know 1 out of 7 if you miss 1 there’s only 7 questions you’re writing at a low B. So if you want your health to be a low B then that’s your call you can make that call, but the numbers don’t lie that way so if you think of it like that and end up saying one cheat day maybe you say one a month and that maybe becomes more of a realistic thing. I think people have gravitated toward the social engagement with food in our society food is out of control. If you look at the top causes of death every single one of them are associated with food. Cancer is associated with food, heart disease is associated with food, auto immune is associated with food. The next leading cause of death is medication and I know a lot of people are saying that’s not true but it is true. A study published by the journal medical association 1998 provided that evidence and it’s the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. So if the top 3 causes of death in the US are food induce and the 4th leading cause of death is the way we try to prevent food induce disease is through medication and who’s winning? Statistically you’re gonna die of heart disease or cancer so you got to ask yourself is that what you want? Is that cheat day worth it? And I’m not saying that a person can never have a treat, I’m just saying let’s evaluate where the treat is coming from I mean I like things that are sweet but you know instead of buying this highly process with 17,000 chemicals in it, we may bake something at home that’s got 4 or 5 ingredients all coming from real food and not fake food and there’s no genetically manipulated ingredient and there’s no hormone or pesticide or other garbage in it so you can still have them, it just becomes a matter of having it intelligently.

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