Partner with someone; share the weight loss experience with someone who has similar goals. Do you have a friend, co-worker or relative with similar goals that you like to be around? Remember the buddy system. By sharing the experience with someone you can support one another thru the process. By choosing the right support person or group of people to share your experience with can be a great motivator. You can have a lifestyle support group to exercise, eat and share your goals with.
VITAMIN B6 INJECTION
The dose of B6 alone is higher than in the MIC injection because it is given alone and can be more concentrated. Fat and carbohydrate metabolism depend on B6. B6 helps your body metabolize protein (helps your body break it down and uses it to build muscle). B6 also helps convert precursors into important Neurotransmitters essential to brain function. This injection helps your body especially when you are on a high protein diet.
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Share your goals with friends to gain support and put yourself on the line to achieve your goals.
For example: I will lose 10 lbs over the next 4 weeks by following my diet, exercise, and surrounding myself with people who support my goals. I will lose 40 lbs over the next 4 months and improve my health and life.
WHY DO WE THINK OUR HUGE PLATES SHOULD BE FULL? WE WERE TRAINED THAT WAY…
In most other countries, we Americans feel we were mistreated when we don’t receive a full plate of food with the gravy dripping off the sides. The truth is most countries serve realistic portions of food.
SUPER SIZE FOR 25 CENTS AND RUIN YOUR HEALTH. WHY?
Control your portions by:
- At home use small plates which makes your portion look bigger
- At the restaurant, as for half of your portion to be put in a take home bag before it is served
- Order One meal and split it with your dining companion
* CRANBERRY COCKTAIL | LEMON-WATER COCKTAIL
Every morning and evening. The cranberry cocktail helps by providing phytonutrients that support detoxification in the G.I tract and liver. This helps reduce bloating (water retention)
The lemon-water cocktail benefits bile formation, which is essential for fat metabolism. It also promotes peristalsis, the movement of the bowels to help elimination.
– Cranberry Cocktail –
One glass of organic unsweetened pure cranberry juice mixed equally with water (approx. 30 calories)
– Lemon-water Cocktail –
One glass of water with 1/2 lemon squeezed into it (0 calories)
Alternative for more fiber and keep the G.I tract clean.
– Long Life Cocktail –
3 tablespoons of ground flax seed One teaspoon of ground psyillium husks 1/2 glass organic unsweetened cranberry juice 1/2 glass water.
You must drink eight glasses of water a day when drinking the Long Life Cocktail…
OMEGA 3 – THE SMART FAT WE NEED
All cell membranes contain two layers of fat. These fats come from our diet. The wrong kind of fat balance makes a rigid layer that does not let carbohydrates into the cell thus resulting in a majority of the carbohydrates being converted to fat. The right kind of fat allows the carbohydrates into the cell where they are burned off as energy, thus higher energy levels and less fat.
Most diets today are 97% omega-6 fat (bad at this percentage) and 3% (percent) omega-3 fat (not effective at this level).
Omega-3 fats come from cold-water fish and flax seed oil. Fish have a lot of toxic mercury so it is wise to supplement your diet with omega-3 capsules and not consume excessive fish because of the environmental mercury problem. Ideally, your omega-3 and omega-6 fats should be equal in your body (50% each).
Omega-3 comes from fish, nuts, and seeds. Omega-6 comes from dairy, animals, meats, and vegetable oil.
Make sure your Omega-3 supplements don’t contain cholesterol or higher levels of saturated fats.
The Doctor Rx weight loss doctors are different. They are specifically trained to supervise and counsel patients on weight loss as members of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.
An important part is your participation and lifestyle modification, which includes improved diet and exercise habits. Weight gain is a lifelong threat that should be monitored. We want you to reach your weight loss goal and we encourage you to continue your care once you reach your goal. (Maintain your weight loss)
Research studies show that those patients that continue in a structured program for 5 years have much greater long-term success. Success in this case means the opportunity for better health.
They are great helpers of the digestive system to keep you healthy.
Poor diet habits, high sugar foods, lack of sleep and even antibiotics can contribute to the growth of bad bacteria in your intestine, leading to bloating, fatigue and weight gain.
Beneficial bacteria in your intestine help your immune system and digestion support. Help your body get the right balance of bacteria in your G.I tract.
Probiotics that can withstand stomach acid
No or limited sugar (sucrose, corn syrup, etc., all bad bacteria thrive on sugars)
Get adequate sleep 8 hrs a night
If you take antibiotics, drink kefir milk or eat yogurt to replace good bacteria
Think about things that are high in sugar and avoid them (read labels)
Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating
The good bacteria in probiotics do more than help your GI tract. They also fight inflammation, urinary tract infections and ulcers, counter act antibiotics and even deter weight gain.
May be depleted with alcohol consumption*. Zinc is used by the body to boost the enzyme that clears alcohol from the body. Low zinc can also effect the thyroid function by lowering thyroid releasing hormones and there by be related to weight gain. Zinc supplementation of 25 to 50 mg per day is recommended daily. A simple zinc tally taste test is available from metagenics.
protects against alcohol induced intestinal damage.
Cited From: Biosei, Biotechnol, Biochem Arda Pirincci
A study at Temple University Kinesiology Department of Philadelphia revealed that if you are overweight, you are likely to perceive obstacles to prevent you from exercising.
You are more likely to feel self-conscious about how you look while exercising, feel you have lack of self-discipline, hate to fail so don’t try, have minor aches and pains that prevent you from exercising or feel you are too overweight to exercise.
Be honest with yourself – most of us are able to exercise, we just choose not to. We set up our own roadblocks undermining our true desire to exercise.
Tailored programs help you overcome these hurdles. Exercise with a friend, join a club and make it happen with a program tailored for success by committing to a no excuse attitude. By committing to a program and having another person hold you accountable, it can helps you break the exercise block.
B-vitamins are part of a family that includes thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid (B9) and cobalamin (B12). They are important for many reasons, from helping your cells grow properly to converting food to energy.
The B-vitamins are often called “stress” vitamins. When our bodies are forced to withstand the demands of physical or emotional stress, the B-vitamins and other key nutrients are the first to be depleted. The body not only needs specific nutrients to combat stress, but it must also replace the nutrients that stress directly uses up.
B-complex has been shown to be beneficial in the following conditions: anxiety and stress, convalescence and fatigue, dermatitis, diverticulitis, poor hair condition and tinnitus.
Vitamin B-complex can help with the following:
Alcohol and B-complex: Frequent alcohol use (more than 1 drink per day) can result in deficiencies in most B-vitamins. These deficiencies result from a variety of mechanisms; low dietary intake, deactivation of the active form, impaired conversion to the active form by ethanol or acetaldehyde, impaired absorption, and decreased storage capacity.
Diet, by reducing cravings and excess sugar consumption.
Digestion, resulting in hydrochloric acid deficiency, as several of the B-vitamins are needed to support hydrochloric acid production.
Mental activity, such as anxiety, as B-vitamins are indicated in anxiety treatment. When taking high doses of a particular B-vitamin, it is best to use a B-complex as well.
Poor memory, as B-vitamins can be supplemented in a B-complex vitamin (100mg daily) to support the nervous system and prevent imbalances from occurring.
Enzymes are actually protein chemicals that carry a significant energy factor required for each chemical reaction and action that takes place in your body or, simply put, enzymes turn your food into energy and then release this energy to be utilized in your body. Enzymes deliver nutrients, digest food, break down fats and carbohydrates, carry toxic wastes away, purify your blood, deliver hormones by way of fortifying and feeding your endocrine system, feed your brain, and balance triglyceride and cholesterol levels in the body. On average, 90% of the food consumed by average Americans is processed or cooked at high temperatures (which destroys enzymes which, in turn, make food hard to digest and eliminate) which results in less nutrition, incomplete digestion and stress on the digestive system. By replacing lost enzymes through supplemental enzymes, this will enable you to obtain more food nutrition and the digestive organs can expend less effort on food digestion which results in more effort on energy to keep the body healthy.
Everything in our bodies is dependent upon nutrition and is the result of the foods we eat. But what good does it do to select healthy, high quality foods if its nutrients are not fully and properly absorbed? Taking a vitamin/mineral/enzyme supplement assures the body a greater level of digestion and absorption and can make a huge difference in your health!
USE OUR JOURNAL TO KEEP A FOOD DIARY
Research shows that dieters who keep a journal of everything they eat lose twice as much weight as those who don’t. Your food journal should include a list of the calories/carbohydrates/protein or whatever you are counting, as well as liquid calories. You can use our online food journal, a small notebook, or write in the margins of a calendar or day planner. In addition, be sure to keep track of the calories you burn by exercising. This is a good habit to continue even after you’ve lost weight.
LIMIT SODA, SUGARY AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
You can decrease your caloric intake by cutting out any sugary beverages your are consuming. Adding lemon, lime, or cucumber will liven up the taste of water. Always choose either 1% or skim milk. And remember, drinking alcohol will put your fat burning on hold until the alcohol is out of your system.
GET SUPPORT & SHARE THE WEIGHT LOSS EXPERIENCE
Find a partner who will share the weight loss experience with you and encourage you along the way. Research shows that dieters who had support from a partner lost more weight than those who didn’t.
WEIGH YOURSELF REGULARLY
Research shows that successful dieters and those who are trying to maintain weight loss usually weigh themselves frequently. Stepping on the scales more often will help keep you honest. By doing so, you’ll be able to keep track of whether or not you’re losing or regaining weight and adjust your exercise and/or eating habits accordingly.
CLEAN OUT YOUR KITCHEN & PLAN YOUR MEALS
Prior to starting your diet, clean out your refrigerator and/or pantry and get rid of any foods that may sabotage your weight loss. Plan your meals ahead of time and remember, your healthy eating habits are only as good as your last trip to the food store. Choose healthy foods and check your cart before you get in line; approximately 50% of your purchases should be produce, 25% whole grains and 25% lean protein. Always choose low-fat dairy foods. Keep colorful fruits and vegetables at eye level in your fridge or on the counter so that you will be more likely to reach in and grab them instead of an unhealthy snack.
If you’re craving something sweet and need a treat, go out for it rather than keep it in the house or buy small, prepackaged portions. If your chocolate craving is getting to you, try a frozen sugar free fudge bar, a 25-calorie diet hot chocolate, or even a frozen bite-size piece of chocolate. Always try drinking a large glass of water and wait 10 minutes to see if the cravings crest and fall before indulging in any treat.
Buy yourself a pair of jeans or an item of clothing that are too tight and hang them in the kitchen instead of the closet as a good reminder to stay on track and keep motivated.
WATCH YOUR PORTIONS & PLAN FOR DINING OUT
Know what a reasonable portion is. A 3-ounce portion of meat, poultry or fish is about the size of the palm of your hand or a deck of cards; 1 tsp. of butter or margarine, a standard postage stamp; a cup of cold cereal, berries or popcorn, a baseball. Most restaurants serve portions that are two to four times larger than the recommended serving, so plan out what you are going to order in advance. Try ordering an appetizer as an entrée and/or sharing your entree with someone or take half home. Research shows that many dieters are more successful if they prepare their own lunches. Always ask for salad dressing on the side and try dipping your fork into the dressing and then into the salad and/or use a spray mist salad dressing in order to save yourself some additional calories.
EAT SMALLER, MORE FREQUENT MEALS
Always eat six small meals a day to avoid getting so hungry that you grab the wrong foods. Make sure you have some protein at every meal which will help keep you feeling fuller longer. And remember to drink plenty of water!
Exercise is important for a healthy heart and will help you maintain your lean body mass when you’re losing weight. By not exercising while dieting, your body won’t just burn fat, but it will burn muscles as well. The best exercise for you is the one you actually do, so get moving and get into the habit of a steady exercise program in order to lose and maintain your weight for a healthier and happier you!
GET YOUR REST
Research shows that lack of sleep increases levels of a hunger hormone and decreases levels of a hormone that makes you feel full which may, in time, lead to poor eating habits and weight gain. Make sure you get enough sleep so you can have more control of your hunger and have better eating habits.
Both are good ideas; however, by restricting your calories improperly, you set yourself up for failure. Restricting calories needs to be combined with what and when you eat them. By just eating less and not increasing the frequency of meals, your body will secrete Neuropeptide Y which will stimulate your appetite, reduce T3 activity (thyroid metabolism), energy and thermogenesis, all of which are counter-productive to weight loss. You should eat a small meal every 2 to 3 hours up to 5/6 meals/day with smaller meals being after 5 pm.
Exercising more without proper nutrition or over-exercising can increase your level of Cortisol which is elevated when the body is stressed. The fight or flight mechanism also releases Epinephrine and Norepinephrine during stress. However, of the three, cortisol levels can remain elevated and this makes leptin and insulin work less effectively. Decreased sensitivity to insulin results in more carbohydrates being stored as fat in cells. If leptin is less effective when released by fat cells to tell the brain we are full, then we feel hungry and eat more.
Chronic stress also decreases serotonin levels in our blood. This is the “feel happy” chemical in our bodies. When serotonin levels are low, we tend to crave carbohydrates. Good quality foods high in vitamin C, the B vitamins, amino acids, vitamin E and Zinc are important when stress levels are elevated. It is also important to not overdo your exercising.
Processed foods can cause the release of dopamine. This causes a “pleasure response” reaction and can reinforce poor diet behavior pathways and reinforce addiction to certain foods. Therefore, avoid processed foods.
Allergies will also result in increased cortisol levels and the negative weight gain associated with it. Two of the most common allergy foods are gluten and dairy products, which also tend to be staples in majority of diets.
We recommend that you eat fresh organic vegetables and fruits that are high in antioxidants which help your body to detoxify.
In addition, we recommend supplementing the diet with high quality B and C vitamins and enzymes to give your body support it needs. We also recommend using an infrared sauna which helps with toxin elimination through the skin.
Detoxification using an infrared sauna is a cost effective, safe and powerful way to help remove toxins from the body.
The infrared sauna penetrates the skin 1 ½ inches to increase blood flow to the skin. Sauna use slowly restores elimination of toxins through the skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body and a major channel of elimination.
Sweating using an infrared sauna is not the same as with exercise. Sweating during exercise is not as effective for detoxification because exercise activates the sympathetic nervous system which inhibits toxin elimination. Sweating increases dramatically after several months of daily sauna use.
It is estimated that to produce one gram of sweat,.568 calories is required. An average user can produce 500 grams of sweat during an effective sauna session. Thereby burning close to 300 calories.This is equivalent running a couple of miles, however there is no substitute for exercise to build muscle mass and burn calories.
WRINKLE FREE FABRIC
Perfluoro chemicals (PFC’S) are often in clothes labeled “permanent press” and “wrinkle free”. PFC’S are long lasting in the body because the body cannot break these chemicals down and eliminate them. They have been linked to reproductive and developmental toxicity, as well as cancers of the liver and bladder.
Clothing like polyester and nylon may contain polyvinyl chloride, a known carcinogen, and phthalates, a group of chemicals that disrupts hormones.
A chemical called perychloroethylene (Perch) is used to saturate clothing and remove stains. The residue left in your clothes may expose you to it being absorbed or inhaled. Exposure has been linked to kidney failure and liver damage. It can result in dizziness, headaches and rapid heart rate. Many states have outlawed Perch’s use after the year 2003. Airing out your clothes can help, as well as wearing cotton undergarments as a barrier. However, the best solution is to find a “green” dry cleaner that uses liquid carbon dioxide.
Most interspring and foam mattresses are made with polyurethane (very flammable) which requires a flame retardant (pre 2005,polybrominated diphenyl esters now antimony, a dangerous heavy metal and brominated fire retardants) which can disrupt hormone activity and may interfere with normal brain functions. If you are sleeping on a mattress made before 2005, consider replacing it with an organic mattress. Otherwise, buy an organic topper as a barrier between you and your mattress.
DRYER SHEETS, DETERGENTS AND FABRIC SOFTENERS
If it smells clean its probably bad for you. Most fragrances (95%) are made from petroleum based synthetic chemicals that can trigger asthma, damage the lungs, nervous system and can cause cancer. Use non-toxic natural detergents such as Seventh Generation, Method, and Nellies. This is an easy exchange to make and will improve your health. A natural way to soften clothes is to add white vinegar (½ cup) to the wash cycle. However never mix bleach with vinegar, as it will give off toxic fumes.
The body stores toxins in fat cells. When you lose weight it is important to take your multivitamins and antioxidants to combat these toxins and help your body to detoxify. Detoxify by consuming 10-12 glasses of water a day, exercise, supplement your diet with extra nutrients, and use infrared sauna therapy.
What is Calcium Pyruvate?
Currently, pyruvate is the hottest diet product around… and for a good reason! Pyruvate is actually pyruvic acid, a naturally occurring substance on the human body. Pyruvate has been studied for the last 25 years and recently new discoveries at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shown that dietary supplementation with pyruvate increased body fat loss by as much as 48% and minimized associated muscle tissue loss that normally occurs with substantial fat loss. These clinical studies were based on test subjects who used pyruvate while on a low-fat diet vs. test subjects who did not use pyruvate but also followed a low-fat diet.
How does pyruvate work?
The accelerated fat loss from pyruvate is believed to be due to its ability to increase the metabolic rate (metabolic furnace) or individual cells thus resulting in greater fat utilization from both dietary fat and stored body fat through a process as known as fat oxidation.
What other benefits are the results of pyruvate supplementation?
Improved exercise endurance by up to 20% to 50% due to a process known as glucose extraction. Pyruvate enables muscle cells to take in (store) up to 300% more glucose from circulating blood. More glucose stored in muscle translates into harder, denser muscle and greater endurance during high intensity sports such as weight lifting, bodybuilding, football, tennis, running, aerobics, etc. not to mention the anabolic and or anti-catabolic benefit of increased glycogen storage in muscle.
What happens if someone stops taking pyruvate?
Obviously after being on a calorie restricted, low carbohydrate/low-fat diet and losing a significant amount of body fat one would expect to gain back most of the fat lost after discontinuing pyruvate and resuming higher calorie diet particularly without a good exercise program. However, that does not seem to be the case after pyruvate supplementation. Studies have shown that after resuming a more normal diet that subjects who had been on pyruvate gained back 55%less body fat than subjects who had not been supplementing their diet with pyruvate.
Does one need to exercise to benefit from pyruvate supplementation?
No, pyruvate has been shown to reduce body fat without exercise and without excessive muscle tissue loss due to its ability to increase the metabolism (metabolic furnace) and spare muscle through increased glycogen storage.
Will pyruvate cause nervousness or jitterniess similar to thermogenic fat burners?
No, pyruvate has no relation to caffeine, ephedrine or any other stimulant.
What is the recommended dose for pyruvate?
The recommended dose ranges from 2 to 5 grams per day on divided doses. Recent research has shown that less than 2 grams per day is hardly effective and more than 5 grams per day shows little if any additional response.
Here is how you can get the bloat out and the jeans on. Stay away from foods that you may not digest well. You can do this by observing which foods make you bloat and avoid them. Common foods that can cause bloating are beans, cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, whole grains, lactose in dairy, fructose in fruits and honey, sorbitol, potatoes, corn, rice, bread, noodles, wheat, oat bran, peas, soluble fiber and legumes.
Bloating can also indicate a leaky gut syndrome, candida overgrowth, intestinal parasites, celiac diseases, Crohn’s diseases, ulcerative colitis, general food allergies and food intolerances. Therefore it is recommended that bloating be evaluated by your physician.
The main things to avoid are sugar, dairy products, chewing gum which can lead to swallowing air, carbonated drinks, salt intake and artificial sweeteners in food and drinks.
The bacteria that live in your G.I. tract may also be contributing to belly bloat. We recommend you take a probiotics and learn about how to influence your G.I. bacteria with your diet. For example, unhealthy bacteria thrive on sugar. Your food choices will influence your intestinal bacteria, which effects your digestion and bloating.
5. black pepper
7. garlic powder
This cuts the triglycerides (bad fats that get into your cells) by 30 percent.
High triglycerides (100mg/dl or more) inflate your risk for heart disease. These spices also help keep your blood sugar steady, increase cellular health and make sex better by increasing artery function. Increased cellular health will help defend you against many diseases.
Plants provide compounds that can help the body eliminate fat cells. Fat cells develop into saddle bags, butts and big bellies. Your body has about 40 billion fat cells. Each year about 10% die off and are replaced. Fat cells start out as babies, then teenager’s and then full fledged adult fat cells. Hormones influence the baby cells and move them on to the next phase of life. As the cells mature they store excess fat. Once they mature further they settle down in the hips, thighs, butt or belly Ville. This whole cycle takes about one month depending on diet, age and exercise. Phytochemicals can help prevent the fat cells from retiring in your body. Baby cells growth are slowed by Resevatrol, Quercetin and Genistein. These photochemicals also stop the teenage stage cells from becoming large. When they are adult and its time to settle in these plant compounds can cause an early death of the fat cell. The diet based approach to eliminate fat cells is ideal as it does not produce inflammation that is associated with crash diets and liposuction. By killing fat cells off with plant compounds it prevents them from settling down in your body as fat.
Phytochemicals (plant compounds) and what they do.
Reservatrol: Red wine, peanuts, grapes and blueberries. May help prevent damage to blood vessels, reduce “bad” cholesterol and prevent blood clots.
Quercetin: Apples, onions, teas and red wine. Thought to have anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties.
Genistein: Soy products, red clover, garbanzo beans and licorice. Can inhibit growth of some types of cells.
Lignans: Flaxseed and whole grains. May have estrogen-like properties.
Antioxidants: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and teas. May protect against cell damage.
Anthocyanidins: Grapes, eggplant, red cabbage and radishes. May protect against cell damage and promote healing.
Ellagic acid: Raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, strawberries and walnuts. Has antiviral and antibacterial properties; may fight some cancers.
Carotenoids: carrots, yams, cantaloupe, squash and apricots. May protect against cell damage and promote eye health.
Lycopne: tomatoes, red peppers and pink grapefruit. Used to prevent and treat cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration.
Lutein and zeaxanthin: spinach, kale and turnip greens. Promote eye health.
Allyl Sulfides: garlic and onions. Can lower cholesterol; mixed effects with blood pressure and cancers.
You should make your own decision about health care, such as the following. Lose weight, alleviate stress, quit smoking and start exercising to improve your well being. It’s your decision not the Supreme Court. Improve your health for your self and your family. The healthier you are the better quality of life you’ll have and you’ll be able to enjoy doing more with your friends and family.
Eat real food and get a good night’s sleep, ride a bike or take a walk. Eliminate sugar and artificial sweeteners. Love and Be Loved. Learn to eat portion-controlled meals. Read and understand food and beverage labels. Know strategies to deal with stress, whether it is breathing, small dogs or long walks. Find joy in the moment. Listen to the real Supremes, that is Dianna Ross and the Supremes,” set me free why don’t you babe”.
Can this be prevented? How many people are there suffering from this disorder? Why can’t modern medicine help them? Why do people have to rely on products like Depends? There is no simple answer, as it is a complex issue.
The reality is that medicine helps many, but it also obviously fails many, evidenced by a full page advertisement. Obviously, the causes and effects of this disorder are many. Being overweight increases the pressure on your bladder. This, combined with time (age) contributes weakening of the bladder and urethral muscles. Women are more prone than men due to anatomy, pregnancy, and childbirth. Kidney disease or diabetes may increase your risks of developing chronic urinary incontinence, and being overweight increases your risk of developing diabetes. Smoking and related coughing can also increase your risk. Hysterectomy, prostatitis, cancer, neurological disorders, and obstruction are also other common causes.
The take away thought. Take care of yourself, eat properly, exercise, lose weight, learn how to reduce stress and cope with it. Make changes in your lifestyle. Depend on yourself before you are unfortunate and have to depend on “Depend.”
Medicine may be able to help you with many conditions; however, it is better be proactive and try to prevent disease, rather than get sick and hope for a cure. I am sure a lot of adults would prefer a medical fix to wearing Depends; however, that is not always possible. You stand a better chance of not being in this situation if you are proactive about your health!
Diet combines nutrients to combat inflammation that produces pain. Inflammation can be caused by excessive mechanical stress due to body imbalance (think tires out of alignment).
Eat organic, wholesome foods. You need to think apples not Twinkies. Look in the mirror. Is one hip higher than the other, is one shoulder higher than the other, does your knee cap roll in on one side, are your feet flat, is one foot flatter than the other? Do your shoe bottoms wear evenly? Are your pants hemmed the same?
You may be asymmetrical. If you are, you may be more prone to wear and tear when you exercise, which will produce more inflammation and pain. Gravity is the force you are dealing with. If you drop something, it falls straight to the ground. When your body is imbalances, gravity stressors put more force on one side than the other, resulting in uneven wear and tear (think again of a car tire out of alignment).
Improve your posture and exercise to balance your body. Seek out professional help to improve your symmetry from an expert. The experts tend to be related to the sports medicine fields, where biomechanical balance could be the difference between a Gold or Silver Medal.
We have the evolutionary drive to run, yet modern humans have learned to ignore it. Our Rx advice is to get in touch with your wild side. Gradually increase your exercise and health to a point you can run again and live life to the fullest.
Surgery is necessary; however, it comes with many risks. There is always scar tissue to contend with, as well as the risks of anesthesia.
Pain medications are addicting and have serious side effects. They mask the problem and do nothing to fix it.
The Rx Wellness strategy combines trigger point and pain blocking injections with body balancing and body rejuvenation techniques to enable the patient to embark upon a progressive exercise program.
Science has proven that regular exercise will not wear out your joints and it will benefit your health overall. What is regular exercise? Science tells us the caveman ran from predators and traveled about 8 miles a day in search of food. In my opinion, we are wired for variations of this: Run fast, run slow, walk, use your arms and legs to bend and lift, and travel 8 miles per day using your legs and you will be doing regular exercise. “How do I do it?” Wake up earlier and walk, jog, run for 3 miles. Try to do 8 sprints that make you lose your breath. Stop by a park bench, step up on the bench, step down from the bench. Repeat this 20 times to 40 times. After your bench step-ups, do 20-40 pushups to work your upper body strength. Walk 2 miles during your day, take a lunch walk. At the end of the day, repeat your morning routine. The aforementioned should be started in a progressive manner. Walk before you jog. Jog before you run. Do 5 step-ups before you work up to 40 step-ups. Walk 1 mile before you walk 3 miles. Gradually build up to join the caveman or cavewoman club.
Exercise done improperly will wear you out. Excessive aerobics will burn muscle mass and decrease your metabolism. Lack of proper form, balance, posture, proper footwear (some may need orthotics), nutrition, sleep, and many other factors could make your exercise program wear you out. There is a lot of information on exercise and the more you read the better “you and exercise” will benefit one another.
Many work places frown upon midmorning snacks. Our children go to school and do not refuel for hours. This does not make any sense. Educate your child’s teacher, speak up at the PTA meetings, and talk with your H.R. Director at work.
What teacher would complain about children who can remain focused because their blood sugar was more balanced. What company would complain about a more focused and productive employee.
The choice between eating organic and conventional food deserves your attention.
Educate yourself by going to www.ewg.org -or- www.cspinet.org.
Conventional foods high in chemicals and pesticides are: apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, nectarines, grapes, sweet bell peppers, potatoes, blueberries, lettuce and kale/collard greens.
Conventional foods lowest in chemicals are: onions, sweet corn, pineapple, avocado, asparagus, sweet peas, mango, eggplant, cantaloupe, kiwi, cabbage, watermelon, sweet potatoes, grapefruit and mushrooms.
The choice is yours. Educate yourself and decide.
The Rx advice is simple, buy organic. Why???
Even the slightest amounts of chemicals (pesticides) are toxic to your body. If you think you are going to wash off all the pesticides you are only kidding yourself.
Check your local farmers and ask them how they manage their crops? They may be organic yet aren’t certified.
Ponce De Leon sought after the fountain of youth. The new 40 is 60. How do we defy gravity? Can we stop the clock? How do we get the most out of life? What can I do to be healthy and age gracefully? Can I stop the hands of time?
The Rx Strategy
1.Create a nurturing environment for yourself. Stress is a part of life; learn to control its effects on you.
2.Eat to live, food is your best medicine, food is fuel and what your body uses to replicate your cells. The chemical matrix of food becomes you. You are what you eat. Eat what your digestive system was designed to eat not what you’ve been programmed to eat. Your brain is powerful yet when programmed by advertising and processed food your natural instincts get fooled. Your first drink of alcohol, it tasted terrible, your first puff of a cigarette was awful, your first bottle of cow’s milk as a baby gave you colic. You will become addicted to what your body initially rejected due to social pressure, advertising or ignorance. Eat right / GI health. If you are fortunate enough to eat unprocessed, natural organic foods your digestive system was designed to handle, chances are your healthy. You need to think about what your body was designed to eat not what advertisements choose to call food. The more civilization, the more the need to feed the masses. The more food we need to mass produce, the greater the use of pesticides and antibiotics. If you eat food from high yield farms grown to feed the masses you will more than likely suffer from the diseases statistically seen in the general population.
3.Activity: Our bodies are designed to move. We need to be physically active to embrace our gravity based existence.
4.Mind/ Body: Stay mentally engaged, do puzzles, math mentally, draw and engage in meaningful conversations, physical activity will help increase blood flow to the brain and benefit longevity. Study food, nutrients and exercise and develop strategies to help your self.
5.Exercise: Keep your body working against gravity. Lift objects, walk far, jog or sprint in short bursts. Maintain your mobility and health will keep you company. Educate yourself on high intensity exercise training.
6.Avoid environmental toxins in food clothes, household goods and the environment.
7.Seek professional advice regarding hormone replacement. Try exercise, diet, secretagogues, etc. before resorting to medications.
8.Get a health coach to help advise and monitor your aging strategy.
How old do you feel? Are you tired?
Do you feel exhausted after activity?
Do you diet and can’t seem to shed the weight?
If you are 35 years old or older, you should have your hormones checked. Endocrine hormones all decline in production with age.
What are your hormone levels?
Have you had hormone levels checked?
Most doctors will not check your endocrine hormones during your yearly check-up even though you may be suffering from the overall deterioration of the body associated with aging. Medical research has discovered proper hormone levels can increase muscle mass, bolster endurance, improve sex drive, improve hair growth, burn more fat, improve skin tone and fortify your immune system.
The cells of your body need hormones to stimulate growth and maintenance of bone and muscle mass. They also help the body repair itself and replace old cells with fresh ones by using amino acids 9the building blocks of protein) to synthesize new molecules and tissue.
Dr. Daniel Rudman, director of Geriatric Medicine at the Chicago Medical School – University of Health Science published his hormone replacement in the New England Journal of Medicine. His study which replenished hormones to the body managed to reserve the biological age of the participants by 10 to 20 years over a 6 month period of time.
The study group decreased by fat an average of 14% and increased muscle mass by 9%.
The participant’s skin grew measurably thicker and more youthful looking.
“The Mad Hatter & Mercury Toxicity”
Mercury toxicity symptoms can include; insomnia, numbness, headaches, anxiety, drowsiness, kidney problems, hearing difficulty, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, muscle weakness, depression, skin inflammation and tremors to name a few. Mercury when combined with other toxins can have a double punch effect to your health over time.
Exposure to toxins can lead to sickness.
Our daily exposure to toxins:
Mercury – Fish, Fillings, Vaccines
Cadmium – Second hand smoke
PCB’s & Malathion – Pesticides found in meat, poultry, and produce
Arsenic – Herbicides or chicken, Pressure treated wood
Weed Killer – lawn treatment
Antimony – from flame retardants
Petroleum Products – gas fumes
Aluminum – deodorants, cooking utensils
Fill out a toxicity questionnaire
Get a toxicity lab workup
If you test positive, get on a detoxification program
Get re-tested every three months until your results are normal
For Energy, Nutrition, and Rule the Sea
Vitamin B3, B6, and C are important factors for energy production. The mitochondria are the energy plant in every cell of your body. B-12, helps burn fat and protein in your body and plays a control role in the production of DNA, RNA, and cell replication.
Key cofactors in Mitochondria Metabolism
Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 (Lipoic Acid), iron, magnesium, sulfur, and phosphorous are required for cellular energy production in your cells mitochondria. These nutrients are critical for your cells to burn energy. Each mitochondria contains 17,000 transport chains which depend on these nutrients to burn fuel (carbohydrates, protein, fat).
B vitamins may be damaged by pasteurization, cooking and ultra violet light. B and C vitamins are water soluble and are not stored well in the body. You need a constant supply of these vitamins.
Vitamin C is so important! It helped the English Navy Rule the Seas.
English Naval Commanders were ordered to keep limes aboard all the ships to keep their crew healthy and prevent scurvy (deficiency of vitamin c). This is how English sailors came to be called “limeys”. By the English Navy having B and C vitamins aboard, the sailors were healthier and could stay at sea longer. Lack of vitamin C and B lead to illness and poor health for the Navy’s back in the day.
The best source of vitamins is your diet. However, high doses of vitamins B and C delivered by injection can make a huge difference for many patients.
Misty May-Treanor volley ball ab show and the Michael Phelps water planning abdomen all inspired us to dream about being healthy and maybe even getting a flat stomach.
The Omentum is the fat inside your belly and love handles. It is also referred to as visceral fat or intra-abdominal fat. It’s also very dangerous fat. This fat is readily sent to the liver and into your blood stream to cause all type of health issues. It is a compartment ready for shipping vs. Fat stored elsewhere in your body.
Belly fat is related to your diet and your lifestyle (stress style). If your lifestyle is loaded with stress and you don’t do anything to compensate for it like exercise, meditation, breathing techniques or counting to ten, your cortisol levels will spike and generally so will your belly grow. High cortisol levels tend to pile fat around your belly.
Avoid foods such as sugar, processed foods, fruit juices and fake butter. Processed foods are full of chemicals that make us fat, addicted and hungry. Eat real organic foods high in b and c vitamins, dark chocolate, avocados, eggs, almonds, berries, green tea and high fiber foods.
The expression comes from the fact that the person who made the money was the one who could buy the bread to feed their family.
The point is staples in our diet are so important to us we develop saying around them. We need to re-consider the importance of these staples and their effect on our health and changing this can only occur through knowledge.
The story of how we began to cultivate grains and raise crops dates back to the beginning of civilization. We became domestic and lived on what we call farms( close to our food source). It was a dependable way to feed ourselves. Over the years the crops changed. We cultivated new blends and the most prevalent can produce real health problems. Gluten (protein) sensitivity, amylo-pectin A(carbohydrate) and gliadin (protein) create flour and breads that lead to allergy type reactions and high blood sugar levels. The allergy reaction means inflammation( the root of all disease) and the spike in blood sugar means erratic metabolism and irregular hunger and energy levels. When your blood sugar increases rapidly it starts a whole hormonal chemical reaction that sets you up for hunger and weight gain. A diet high in wheat/ carbohydrates increases small LDL fats and sets you up for cardiovascular and atherosclerosois. A study at the University of California, Berkely found that small LDL particles increased significantly with a high wheat diet. Pre-diabetes, being diabetic and increased visceral fat are all related to higher glycemicindex foods and higher levels of LDL which is a strong argument to not eat bread.
We all know that white bread isn’t healthy. It turns to sugar quickly and has no fiber to speak of. Well even whole wheat bread has a high glycemic (sugar index) which means it will increase your blood sugar rapidly. You should know that is bad. It is no wonder that people who consume bread as a staple in their diet tend to be overweight.
When patients with celiac disease were put on a bread free diet the average patient lost 30 pounds in six months (Mayo Clinic and University of Iowa study). Wheat sensitivity (allergy) has been linked to other health issues such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
A wheat rich diet can make your body more acidic which is bad because the low PH causes calcium to be lost by the body’s tissues(bone’s particularly). Wheat accounts for approximately 40% of the acid load in the average American diet. Are we bringing home the acid?
You can be addicted to something that is not good for you. The first puff of a cigarette generally leads to a cough and watery eyes. The body is telling you this is not good. After a while you begin to crave something that was bad for you. The same is true of bread. When bread is digested it releases a chemical known as exorphins, morphine like compounds that produce a chemical reaction that can produce a feel good state. It’s not the same as drinking alcohol but that analogy may help you understand the mechanism.
You may look to other grains or gluten free products. Gluten free products (pasta bread) may contain brown rice, rice bran, rice starch and they will cause blood sugar spikes as well. It’s best to just stay away from the bread. You don’t need it even though you think you do. Grains such as millet, quinoa, buck wheat (same name as in the little rascals) and amaranth are better choices for grains as they do not have the proteins in wheat products that we know trigger inflammation and blood sugar spikes.
Well you can’t bring home the bread or the bacon anymore without some serious thought as to whether you win or lose.
This study was based upon data from the Whitehall II cohort, a group of 10,308 British civil servants whom scientists began following in 1985. The study was partially funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The author of the study was Archana Singh-Manoux of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research.
Scientists believe the major link between obesity and cognitive decline are inflammation in the body and its relationship to heart disease and blood vessel disease. High blood sugar and elevated blood pressure may contribute to changes in blood vessels and the brain according to the study. The Doctor RX opinion is that inflammation related to obesity and the resultant cascade of inflammatory responses associated with it are responsible for many diseases.
Related scientific studies indicate that exercise seems to lower the risk of cognitive decline and dementia while smoking and lack of exercise appear to increase mental decline.
You have to stay the course. Your first instinct is to tell your friends and family they need to change their diet to lose weight after you receive negative comments about your diet. Resist telling them what to do unless they ask for advice. The best thing you can do is to set a good example by modeling the type of behavior that will help them. If you’re a Mom or Dad, the best thing is for you to set a good example for your children. How can you give them advice or set a good example if you are not healthy. If eating around others is too difficult then take your meals elsewhere.
If you have Gluten sensitivity you may also benefit from a Gluten ban. In 2011 the term non-celiac gluten sensitivity was agreed for the symptoms of this disorder. Basically , this is someone who’s health improves on a Gluten free diet.
Celiac disease is serious. There are 256 symptoms associated with Celiac disease. This is everything from weight gain, intestinal pain to dermatitis. Testing for Celiac disease starts with a Celiac blood panel. Other test may include a tissue biopsy and finally genetic testing if both steps one and two are positive.
Gluten can cause so many different symptoms that it may be worth your effort to try a gluten free diet and see if you feel better. Gluten is in many foods. The best way to avoid Gluten is to read a book such as the G Free Diet to educate yourself before trying.
We at RX weight loss have seen tremendous improvement in many patient that have elected to go Gluten free.
You’re not alone, 80% of adult women dislike their bodies. Guys are not far behind; the gender gap on self-image is closing. Even adolescent girls are unhappy with their bodies. The number one wish for girls is to lose weight!
This poor self-image or attitude gets in the way of positive change. You have to start where you are and appreciate the body you have and from there you can focus on making changes that will give you the body you want.
Psychologists have understood why we feel so bad. Society has tried to mimic ads with digitally altered images of models that make you feel fat and unattractive no matter how much you weigh.
Body image is also linked to a sensory deficit in the brain. The area of the brain is the insula. Signals received by the insula give us an awareness of our body’s internal state. If we are full or hungry, hot or cold, and our perception of how we look. If the insula isn’t getting neuronal transmission properly you will have difficulty sensing your internal state which makes you more susceptible to bad body image issues.
The good news is that there are promising ways to establish a better mind body connection in areas where there is a deficit.
New brain mapping technology can detect low functioning areas and through passive stimulation help improve nerve transmission.
The area of the brain that is not functioning at the right level is referred to as functionally disconnected or FDS (Functional Dis-connection Syndrome). Think of the brain as a computer storing information. Imagine the relays aren’t working and information cannot be shared. You now understand FDS.
The ability to balance the brain through brain mapping and Neurointegration Therapy re-establishes brain function and balance. Yoga and exercise is another good way to create brain balance. Movement of the body is controlled by the brain. The body’s parts are constantly pinging the brain with their relative position.
Close your eyes and touch your finger to your nose. If you don’t have a neurological problem you can do this pretty simply. We take it for granted, however it’s the very complicated nervous system ( like a computer on steroids ) that controls that. So, mindfully doing exercise to move your body helps to balance the brain naturally.
What to do? Start exercising regularly. Try yoga and meditation, both proven to help the mind/body connections. Get a brain map test preformed and do treatment sessions to help balance the brain’s electrical signals.
The study was conducted on 11,532 English children and reported by the international journal of obesity. They found that infants given antibodies within six months of birth were 22% more likely than there given none to be overweight. The study was not meant to say antibiotics are bad for you; however it does suggest that by altering the microbes in your body it can have an effect on your weight.