Weight Management

Medical science has identified several factors that can inhibit weight loss.

Confused About Fats?

With so much misinformation everywhere regarding fats I thought it might be a good idea to cut to the chase and give you all a simple guideline as to what fats are safe and when to best use them.

For Cooking, especially high heat cooking:
Butter
Beef tallow
Lard
Fowl Fats from chickens and geese
Coconut and/or palm kernel oils
For Salads and other cold uses:
Olive Oil (note this oil is also good for cooking a lower temperatures)
Peanut Oil

All other vegetable oils are unsaturated and as such as subject to oxidation and rancidity, especially when heated. Vegetable oils other than those listed above are the single greatest dietary cause of heart disease.

How much fat is good? Unless you have specific dietary needs your diet should be made up of roughly 30% fat. Just be sure that the fats you choose are from the list above.

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Harvard Scientist Urges Us to Stop Drinking Low-Fat Milk!

Well I have been saying for many years that milk is not the best choice of food for adults, especially when it is pasteurized and homogenized. These processes alter the molecular structure of the milk and can contribute too many digestive problems.

Now new light is being shed on another milk problem – low fat milk and products made with low fat milk. Why isn’t low fat good? Healthy even?

David Ludwig of Harvard says no also. We all are aware of the problems connected with high sugar drinks and the effect this elevated sugar intake can cause in the body at many levels. What has not been exposed is the level of sugars in low fat milk. When the fat is removed so is most of the flavor. In order to solve that problem the food industry adds powdered milk to the mix, which contains very high amounts of sugars. According to Ludwig, low fat milk is as bad for us as the sugary soft drinks.

Instead always use a full fat milk, yogurt or other dairy products.

The fat makes the food taste better and they contain far less sugar, which in the case of milk sugars, can be at the root of allergies, digestive disorders, and the dozens of health risks of a high sugar diet.

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It’s Still Weight Loss Season!

For many of you who started a weight management program at the New Year you may have been very successful already this far. For many others you may be finding yourselves struggling and getting frustrated about now with less than hoped for results. If you fall into that last group why not try a more scientific way towards weight management? It’s pretty easy as we will take the guesswork out of everything for you.

Step one – Click here to take the Weight Management Test.

Step Two – Once we receive it we will evaluate your answers and call you with our recommendations for a diet, exercise, and supplement plan that supports your body’s metabolism and will likely give you the best results.

Step Three – Once your goal weight has been achieved we will set up guidelines for maintaining your new healthier body weight for life!

See I told you it was as easy as 1 2 3!!

So what are you waiting for? Using science in your favor and applying the three core principles of weight management, diet, exercise, and key supplements, you can find a faster track to your healthier goals.

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Why Juicing is Bad

I have been saying for years that the habit of juicing is not the healthy factor that people think. A recent study has finally shed some more light on the reasons why this practice is not healthy. Concentrated juicing of veggies can rapidly raise the level of vitamin K in the body. Vitamin K is the coagulating vitamin and if someone is taking a blood thinner for medical reasons the vitamin, to excess, can prevent the blood thinner from working.

Diabetes: Drinking juices from excessive amounts of fruit raises the blood sugar and can contribute to developing diabetes or making an existing problem worse.

Thyroid: Excessive amounts of certain veggies such as kale, bok coy, cauliflower, collards and spinach are rich in compounds that can depress thyroid hormone production leading to an under active thyroid.

Excess calories: Those watching their weight often think that a juice drink is a great way to cut calories. Not so. Many juice concentrates are very high in calories. The average juice smoothie can add over 600 calories to your daily intake!

Other potential problems connected with juicing can be a lack of fiber since most juicers extract the fluid and leave the solid fiber behind. Lastly there is the oxidation factor. The juicing process forces oxygen into the juice. If the juice is not consumed very quickly the oxygen breaks down the nutrients in the juice and oxidizes the fruit sugars.

It has always been and will always be that the best way to consume veggies and fruits are in their natural state. That way you get all the health factors present the way nature intended it.

Gout: No Excuse for Controlling Weight

Recent topics in the news regarding diet contain both helpful and misinformation. During this “diet season” the Internet is filled with advice. One concept being touted right now is that the very effective low carbohydrate diet program causes gout. In most cases this is not the case.

Gout is a metabolic disorder and a form of arthritis, which occurs when levels of uric acid build up in the body and eventually deposit as crystals in select joints, often causing debilitating pain and inflammation. The most common site for gout to occur is in the feet, specifically in the joint of the big toe. Other areas of attack can include the ankle, elbow and wrist joints. Gout occurs most often for the first time, between the ages of 30 and 50. It occurs most frequently in males.

As uric acid levels rise, crystals form that resemble sharp needles, which literally impale the joint and cause acute pain and inflammation. While there is no official “cure” for this condition, there are dietary and supplement methods can help control uric acid levels and prevent or reduce the severity of gout attacks.

The low carbohydrate, higher protein diet has been implicated as a negative factor to gout. In general this is not the case with a few specific exceptions. If the body is functioning properly and has the right nutrients present, protein is not going to be a factor. There are some foods that you should avoid if you are a gout sufferer:

Foods to Avoid:   Anchovies, herring and sardines, mushrooms, asparagus, peas and beans, mussels, organ meats, broths and consumes.

Alcohol to excess should also be avoided as it increases the production of uric acid and interferes with its elimination.

Supplements to help better manage Gout:

Vitamin C. Increases fluid/urine output, assisting in eliminating uric acid faster.

Take 1000 mg 3 times per day and increase if needed.

B-Complex Vitamins:   This group is important in helping to regulate key hormone levels. Take 50 mg of the whole complex once or twice per day with meals.

Natural Anti-inflammatory Nutrients: These supplements can assist in controlling inflammation and hence the severity of gout attacks.

Broad Spectrum Enzymes:   By taking a well-rounded enzyme formula, you can increase the digestive factors of your system, reducing the formation of many undesirable by-products of incomplete digestion.

By implementing these simple procedures, you can help your body to better manage uric acid production and elimination while consuming the diet plan that’s right for your body type.

 

Detoxification & Gentle Metabolic Enhancement For Better Weight Management!

Several years ago we did an evaluation of hundreds of clinical studies and then conducted our own surveys on over 4,000 participants as to the possible causes of weight loss failure. The results of these two projects produced our list of the top 10 reasons why people fail at ultimate weight loss. Two of those 10 reasons are excess toxins in the organs of elimination and an underactive metabolism.

Over twenty years ago I developed a formula called ToxiCleanse, designed to assist in the detoxification of the organs of elimination such as the liver, kidneys, bowel, bladder and the colon. People have used this formula over the years not only for detoxing the body but also to help them to lose excess weight. When the body stores too many toxins it can drastically affect weight loss and can actually cause weight gain!

Every couple of years I review all of our formulas and compare them to the latest scientific findings then compare them with mine on www.healthyinformation.com to ensure that our clients are receiving the very latest up to date formulas available. A couple of months ago I took a look at ToxiCleanse and while I didn’t find a lot of new research, it occurred to me that this formula might very well serve as not only a detoxification formula but as a vehicle for enhancing and stimulating the sluggish metabolism that often plagues dieters. The question was how to do this without using caffeine or any other central nervous system stimulants.

Research into herbal extracts that do not affect the nervous system produced several new extracts that have a strong clinical basis of effectiveness. The end result is my latest formula – offered by Phoenix Nutritionals. They call it Slim Cleanse – a dual function formula that can either be used as a detoxification support as before or as a metabolism enhancer, or both.

I have added rhubarb, fennel and cayenne pepper extract for their metabolic effects but by far the most important addition to the formula comes from an herbal extract called Irvingia Gaboesis or also known as African Mango.

Clinical studies have repeatedly shown the benefits to the metabolism with regards to weight management but the benefits do not stop there. A study published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease, it was found that this herb also helps to lower cholesterol, leptin levels, c-reactive protein and even blood glucose.

What’s really good news is that African Mango can deliver these benefits with virtually no adverse side effects. Even when given at five times the recommended dose the only noticeable side effect was dry mouth.

Other notable benefits to the formula are that it acts as a mild analgesic, antioxidant and as an antimicrobial agent.

Who Should Use this formula?

Anyone wishing to detoxify their body of unwanted toxins as with the previous formula.

Those wishing to support their metabolism safely, assisting with weight loss support

Those who have hit a weight loss plateau

Those with fibromayalgia

Anyone living in an especially high toxic environment

Those working with potentially toxic substances

These are just a few examples of how this formula may assist the body’s internal environment, allowing it to function better and maintain health. By combining two concepts into one we not only have made these many benefits more convenient but also more economical as well since you no longer need two or more products to accomplish the same thing.

If you find yourself in one or more of the situations above consider giving this formula a try. Is it a miracle? No but clinical studies have shown the ingredients in this formula to be extremely effective if taken over several months. You can order this from www.phoenixnutritionals.com