The bunnies love reese!
Reeses love reus and will happily go anywhere for a snack or a hug.
But Reese has other special needs.
“They need to go to the doctor,” he says.
Rees has anemia, an autoimmune disease that causes his body to produce too much iron and other toxic substances.
When his iron levels fall too low, he’s prone to heart palpitations and muscle weakness.
“If they get the wrong treatment, they can end up in a coma,” he explains.
Reese has also developed anemia from eating too much of an organic grain, wheat, and rye.
Ree has spent a lot of time trying to get reese to eat more grains.
He uses a specially designed formula of cornstarch and whey protein isolate, which he mixes with water to make his diet low in salt.
The result is a formula that’s also low in carbohydrates, which is key for Rees’ health.
“I have a recipe that has a lot more carbs than anything you’ll find on the market,” he tells BuzzFeed News.
“But I still add a lot.”
The formula contains less sugar and more protein than most processed foods, and is often called a protein shake because it contains all the amino acids you need to build muscle.
“The reason it’s low in carbs is because they are very high in carbohydrates,” Rees says.
“So they have a higher percentage of carbs in them than most other processed foods.”
Rees also uses a proprietary blend of oats, wheat bran, and sunflower seeds to make up his daily meal.
“It’s a blend of everything,” he notes.
“Wheat, sunflower, rice, corn, and oats.”
But the real difference between Rees and other nutritionists is the amount of salt in his diet.
“He’s really careful with his salt intake,” says Dr. Karen Wansink, a nutritionist with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
“We’re not seeing too much salt in reese, but we are seeing a lot with other people.”
Reese’s diet includes organic wheat brans, soybean oil, and flaxseed oil, all of which are good sources of potassium.
The other big change to Rees diet is his preference for low-fat, low-carbohydrate, and high-protein foods.
“A lot of people would go to a restaurant and eat a lot, but Rees wants to go home and have a snack,” Wansinks says.
The buns are a huge source of protein, and are also rich in potassium.
“For Rees, they’re also a good source of fiber,” Winsink adds.
“Reese loves to have a lot.
He’ll take a bowl of buns and then he’ll put it in his mouth and it will fill up.”
The combination of a diet that’s low-salt and a low-calorie diet has worked for Reese.
He’s had a full-time job since age 13, and he has had no health problems, according to Winsinks.
Reeks love the idea of being a doctor.
“Every time I go in the office, I feel good about it,” he said.
“Because of the medical field, I’m a really good doctor, and I’m always learning new things.”
His favorite doctor is his old roommate, Dr. John DeMarco, who he says has taught him so much.
“There’s no doctor who knows everything about medicine and medicine is very, very hard,” DeMarco told BuzzFeed News, “but I have a ton of knowledge about it.”
DeMarco is also a nutrition expert.
“My experience is, he has this thing that he likes to call the ‘nutrition brain,'” DeMarco says.
He explains that the brain is what’s inside your head when you’re eating.
“And he says, ‘I’m a nutrition brain,'” Winskes says.
DeMarco believes the brain has many secrets.
“You need the nutrients in the brain to make your brain function well,” he told BuzzFeed.
“This is something that you need when you are in a stressful situation like that.”
He believes the secret is not having too much protein, but not having enough carbohydrates.
“When you eat too much carbs, you don’t get the energy from your body,” De Marco says.
And too much carbohydrate can cause weight gain.
“People don’t understand this,” De Antonio says.
People have the wrong idea about what’s best for their health, he adds.
It’s not about calories, but rather what the brain needs to do.
De Marco is the author of “My Body and Me: The Story of the Most Important Meal in Your Life.”