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7 Weight Loss "AHA'S"

1. Attempting to lose weight by eating less and exercising more only works well if your metabolism is healthy and you have good adrenal function.

2. If you have a damaged metabolism (which most have from constant dieting) then caloric restriction and excessive cardiovascular exercise can lead to weight loss resistance.

3. High cortisol leads to problems with fat burning and low cortisol compounds the problem. Cortisol needs to be balanced in order to burn fat at an optimal level.

4. Missing even a …

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Health Care VS Sick Care

If you're a regular reader of this newsletter/blog you'll know I don't often talk about the health care system in this country. I'm usually giving tips on how to stay healthy, maintain your weight, etc. However after watching a program on CNN on healthcare and thinking about the extremely high premiums I pay as a small business owner, I'm writing about it. There are many opinions when it comes to health care but it's clear we are living in a time where our health care system is actually a sick c…

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Cleansing and Weight Loss

You've likely heard of many types of cleansing programs and wonder are they good for me and will it help me lose weight? Cleansing and detoxification is a confusing subject for many and with good reason. You can look online and in stores and find many different ways to cleanse. Are they all good, can they be harmful, what will I eat, will I be in the bathroom all day? These are the typical questions that come to mind for many.

Cleansing has been around for centuries and is utilized by many cultur…

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5 Keys To Successful Weight Loss

Key # 1 - Regulate Your Insulin Levels

Insulin is your body's fat storing hormone and when you eat high glycemic carbs like pasta, rice, potatoes, breads, cereals and sugar you are raising insulin levels. Too much insulin locks the doors to the fat cells, making fat burning next-to-impossible.You can regulate insulin by eliminating sugar and processed carbs, and eating quality protein, fat and vegetables.

Key # 2 - Lower Your Cortisol Levels

Cortisol is a stress hormone released by the adren…

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Controlling Cholesterol Naturally

Much has been said and written about cholesterol over the years. Lipitor and other statin drugs continue to be one of the top selling pharmaceuticals year after year.  Cholesterol is just one risk factor for heart disease but it gets the most attention. Another important number to know is your CRP level-C-Reactive Protein. This is a measure of inflammation in your body and it is a better predictor of a heart attack than cholesterol levels. It's important to note just as many people die of a hear…

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Weight Loss Success-Beyond the Calorie Model

It's late December and you know what that means. Millions will once again make resolutions and attempt to lose weight. What weight loss mantra will you follow this year? Does this sound familiar to you? All you have to do in order to lose weight is create a calorie deficit-burn more through exercise and consume less from food. Sounds so simple doesn't it. Did you know that science is now showing there is much more to weight loss than simply playing the calorie game? What else affects your weight…

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How Good is Your Multivitamin?

Are you taking a poor quality multivitamin and not getting your money's worth? Many are taking Centrum vitamins or discount brands not knowing there is a big difference when it comes to supplement quality. Poor quality multivitamins contain the following:

1. Very low levels of vitamins and minerals

Example: B vitamins will often contain only 1-2 milligrams which is extremely low. High quality multivits will contain 20-50 mg. of B vits. which support stress, energy and nervous system function.

2.…

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Breast Cancer Prevention

Approximately 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Her risk nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Why are women at such a high risk today compared to 50 years ago? A big reason is the many chemicals women are exposed to today such as false estrogens that mimic hormones in the breast tissue. An example of these are bisphenol-A (BPA) used in plastics including water bottles. Herbicides and pest…

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Cleansing 101

Cleansing 101

Cleansing is a subject that is poorly understood and even controversial. Say the word cleanse and many think running to the bathroom is what's in store. The fact is there are numerous ways to cleanse the body-some good and some not so good.

Cleansing has been used by many cultures for years as a way to improve health and longevity. In our culture cleansing is not taught and therefore looked upon as different or weird despite the fact that it provides many benefits.

The Goal of Clean…

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Stress and Your Weight

What is one of the most common reasons people struggle to lose weight? The answer is stress which plays a significant role when it comes to losing weight. If you're struggling to lose or hit a plateau it's a good idea to look at your stress level.

When you're under high stress levels the adrenal glands secrete more cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone that helps you cope with stress. The problem is that high cortisol levels also cause abdominal obesity, cravings, fatigue and also break down imp…

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