Guest: Dr. Arthur Capperauld, D.C., CCWFN
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Dr. Art Capperauld is president of Concepts For Health, Inc, a health and healing expert, teacher and lecturer. His 23+ years of clinical experience and 10’s of 1000’s of people asking his advice has enabled him to develop a unique system that enables people to take control of their health. His professional teaching experience to doctors and the public covers a wide range of topics.
Segment overview: Dr. Art Capperauld, DC, and president of Concepts for Health talks about the Sugar Control Diet.
Health Professional Radio – Sugar Control Diet
Neal Howard: Hello welcome to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host Neal Howard, glad that you could join us today. Our guest in studio is Dr. Art Capperauld, President of Concepts for Health, a Health and Healing Expert, Teacher and Lecturer with more than 12 years as a Consultant to the world’s leading authority on the use of therapeutic and nutrient dense foods, plants and glandular concentrates and extracts, as well as Phytonutrients and Phytochemicals. And he’s here today to talk with us about Concepts for Health and about sugar control diet. Welcome to Health Professional Radio today Art.
Dr. Art Capperauld: Thanks for having me Neal.
N: When you were here before in another segment we were talking about Concepts for Health and your system of healing that deeply involves the patient in their own healing. We talked a little bit about nutrition, the importance of proper diet and the importance of proper diet not being across the board. Every one’s different, healthy eating for one person may not be so healthy for another and vice versa. Concepts for Health promotes a sugar control diet, let’s talk about Concepts for Health first of all and then let’s jump right into the sugar control diet. When did you start Concepts for Health?
C: Well it’s interesting, I got out of chiropractic school and wasn’t really happy with the results I was getting with my patients and some would get well and some wouldn’t get well and it wasn’t really consistent. And I was fortunate to have come across one of my first mentors that taught me about healthy organ systems when they’re not functioning properly can actually cause muscles to shut off and not function properly and it can cause structural problem and so what I found is that by dealing with the overall health of the person, I can remedy probably 75 to 90% of the chiropractor’s structural problems that actually occur so I don’t have to really adjust my patients very much anymore which is great.
N: Now talking about muscles turning off based on poor diet? Can you counteract diet with exercise or counteract exercise with diet or do they both have to be a perfect balance for it to gain health?
C: I think that they both have to be present. One of the misconceptions and I had it early on when I was a young adult is that I thought as long as I exercise I can eat anything I want. And I was a triathlete and low and behold I did a lot of damage to my digestive system because my body does not handle wheat and high carbohydrate food well at all. And so I ruined the lining of my stomach and so it doesn’t produce as much acid as it supposed to in order to properly digest food so I have to take proper hydrochloric acid support in order to properly digest my food and so those misconceptions either diet alone or exercise alone, it’s a combination of both. The problem with exercise is that if you’ve got muscles that aren’t functioning properly then everybody is seemed as if you have a weak muscle or an inactive muscle, I’d rather say they just…going to correct it but you actually have to get to the cause of why that’s the problem. If you’ve got a gallbladder that’s not functioning or kidneys that aren’t functioning properly or even a digestive system. The only time I get low back pain is when I’m constipated and my little bowels aren’t functioning properly and the only time that happens is when I don’t eat properly and it does not happen for years but so there’s always a cause why you just have to find what the cause is.
N: How difficult is it or easy, in your opinion to change a person’s diet from the normal stuff that we all seem to put in our faces to whole foods and these nutrient dense foods that you talk about?
C: Right. Well I used to seat with my patient initially and we do a consult and exam and then I do a report on findings on separate visit and during that report, is I…outline what their responsibilities are and what my responsibilities are and once we’ve come to an agreement on that, then we talk about one of their responsibilities is a short term dietary change and I have to do this for a month. I don’t say that it’s a lifetime change, the reason is because there maybe foods that we pull out that they’ll be able to eat in the future, I don’t know yet but I pull out the most offending food for a month and they have to be extremely strict on it and I make them write down everything they eat and then by going next week’s office visit we look at what they’ve eaten then I’ll look at their testing and I see how they correlate. A little sidebar funny story is I had a patient come in once that I started doing testing and she didn’t tell me that she eaten something she wasn’t supposed to and I looked at her eyes “When did you get into this specific food?” and she looked at me and she said, “You should just put the confessional on the door.” Because the body will tell you exactly what is going whether you eaten something you’re not supposed to or you need something else, you just have to know how to look and so I try to get… Did I answer your question at all?
N: Yeah, absolutely. When folks come to you and they’ve kind of I guess fallen off the nutritional wagon for lack of a better term, how is it that you can convince them that just because, once the testing and the monitoring stops on your part, they have to keep doing this to maintain their health. Are there tips and tricks, concepts as it were to keep a person on track? Because it’s very difficult to think about all the things that you have to adjust in order to make ends meet and live your life and make sure you’re eating the right things when there’s so many things that are fast and available to keep you going.
C: Absolutely. So one of the things, I always focus on vitality awareness and longevity, okay? And part of what I’m teaching my patients is awareness around how foods are affecting them. So let me give you an example, say somebody comes in with a very severe pain syndrome and I’ve actually have this happen before and we changed their diet and we add some supplements and we do all the recommendations that they do and the pains goes away and then low and behold they eat something and they start to get some pain back. And so they have to equate what they ate to that pain and so what am I trying to do is create awareness around them and their body so they can feel when they eat something, how it affects their body and therefore they have a choice to do it or not to because if they see that it’s one of the things causing their symptoms then they can make a choice, now do I want to live with this symptom or do I not? And then it becomes really easy for them because then they’re in the driver seat, I can only be there to show them what to do. They have to make the choices of every day.
N: Now let’s talk about sugar. You talk about a sugar control diet, is there a reason why it’s called sugar control rather than sugar depletion?
C: Yeah. It’s actually a blood sugar control diet. One of my mentors actually took this diet from what’s called The Page Food Plan, it’s a modification of the Page Food Plan that was developed by Melvin Page and if we have time we can talk about that later but that specific diet helps to stabilize blood sugar and so in stabilizing blood sugar you create a whole host of changes within the body and so I’m looking to pull out sugar, everybody has to stop eating sugar as far a patient of mine. Sugar and sugar substitutes but things like high carbohydrate foods, bread, cakes, candies, cookies, even high carbohydrate fruits can be a problem for some people and even high carbohydrate vegetables can be a problem for some people. So just because it’s a vegetable doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s good for that particular person. So I like to create a low glycemic diet that helps stabilize blood sugar to see how they respond over the course of a couple of weeks and then what my job is kind of a detective is when they start to feel better and their testing starts to get better then I systematically add specific things back in, one at a time so we can see how their body responds. To say they’re doing really well in their food and we add a specific food back in, they have to write down what they ate and then how they feel over the next probably 3 to 5 hours to see how it affects them and then we start to create that awareness that I’m talking about.
N: So basically keeping a diary of their intake and watching the results.
N: Okay. So you train them in this while they’re seeing you and then when there visits kind of back off a little bit because they’re doing much better then you’re there with them to support them with their own endeavors, yeah?
C: Absolutely. Yes and they can also text or email me anytime if they have specific questions. That’s a way from an office visit, I’d rather get those questions and get, I mean a lot of those questions are really simple to answer and it puts their minds at ease and they really feel that they have the 100% support from the doc but after the patient gets better then our visits get to extended out longer and longer. I have some patients that have to see me every month because they want that accountability. I have some patients when they get well, they’re okay doing every three months or four months or six months, it just depends on how well they can support themselves.
N: And I guess with them being so involved in their own health care they have a good handle on when is the right time to keep coming and when’s the right time to kind of back off.
C: Absolutely. Then we can add to that is if they have like a big stress or issue or they have some major thing in their life or they start to have a downturn and they’re not feeling well, or maybe they’re not sleeping then come in and we can do another recheck to see what’s going on. I’d rather nip things in the bud early than make a point of putting it out another two months for their visits when it can deteriorate to an issue where you got actually do a lot of work to support at that point.
N: Tell our listeners how they can get in touch with you and learn more about The Concepts for Health and all of the services that you offer.
C: Absolutely. The best, unfortunately my website went down yesterday, we’re in the process of building a new one. So I’ll give my direct phone number and they can call me if they have any questions. My direct phone number’s 559 475 8611, that will be the best way to get a hold of me just because I don’t know when my new site will be up. It could be a week, it could three weeks.
N: Well when it’s up, we’re hoping that you’ll shoot us some link and let’s know everything’s working.
N: Thank you so much. You’ve been listening to Health Professional Radio, I’m your host Neal Howard. And we’ve been in studio with Dr. Art Capperauld, President of Concepts for Health Incorporated. He’s also a health and Healing expert Teacher and Lecturer with more than 12 years as a Consultant to the world’s leading authority on the use of therapeutic and nutrient dense foods. He’s been in studio with us talking about Concepts for Health. It’s been a pleasure having you here with us today.
C: Thanks for having me Neal.
N: Thank you. Transcripts and audio of this program are available at healthprofessionalradio.com.au and also at hpr.fm and you can subscribe to this podcast on iTunes.