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Understanding Weight Gains and Healthy Management Solutions

We spend billion annually on diets and weight-reducing programs, yet we're fatter than ever and blame ourselves for lack of discipline or willpower. We've been told to cut back on fat from our diet only to become heavier than ever before. All fats are not created equal. Certain fats are essential to maintain health and vitality and boost the body's metabolic rate. Chemical toxicity is implicated to sudden weight gain and obesity. Healthy gut bacteria microbiome is crucial to obtain and maintain normal weight.

Eat the Right Kind of Fat and Get Thin

Natural weight loss management program Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the immense health and weight-loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in omega-3 fats, eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods.

Dr. Mark A. Hyman, M.D - "For decades, people were warned to avoid fats at all costs. But we now know that the type of fat you eat is more important than the amount of fat you eat. The new science of nutrigenomics traces the biological impact of good fats, like the omega-3 fatty acids (contained primarily in fish, fish oils, walnuts, flax and hemp seeds, and a limited number of other foods) - and bad fats, like processed vegetable oils and the trans-fats in many processed foods. The recommendation to eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids is old news. What's new is the discovery of the weight-loss secret behind that recommendation.

Natural Healing for Women It may go against all you've been taught, but the right kind of fats are your friends when it comes to weight loss. Good fats provide satiety and stabilize blood sugar levels, helping you feel full and satisfied for hours instead of minutes. These healthy fats can even boost the body's metabolic rate and, since fat is metabolized slowly, decrease the rate at which carbohydrates are released into your system. It's just a matter of knowing which fats are good for you and how to get them into your diet.

Eat Fat, Get Thin, natural weight loss programIn EAT FAT, GET THIN, bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice. "Eat Fat, Get Thin cuts through the big fat lies we've all been fed about dietary fat-including us doctors. Sharing his own experience and that of his many patients, Dr. Hyman lays out a dietary plan that is satisfying, delicious, sustainable, and healthy. Finally we can all kick that low- fat muffin to the curb. And get our slim, healthy bodies back!"―Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"Dr. Mark Hyman is one of the most important voices in the world of medicine, health, and nutrition. And his new book--Eat Fat, Get Thin--is exactly why. Armed with clear up-to-date research and years of clinical success. Dr. Hyman explodes the outdated concept of the evils of dietary fat, and explains in an easy-to-understand fashion how the right fats for your body are indeed the right fats for your ideal weight. And he gives you the program to put it all to great use. It's time to do a big course correction in how we understand the fat in our food, and the fat on our bodies. Mission accomplished! Eat Fat, Get Thin may be the most important and effective diet book of the decade.

When you consume EPA or DHA, both omega-3 fatty acids, they access a metabolic gateway (the PPAR receptor) to activate genes that increase your metabolism, help you burn fat, and assist you in processing sugar more effectively so food won't get stored as fat. At the same time, unhealthy trans-fats act as a metabolic roadblock to weight loss. Controlling your brain chemistry by eating good fats and avoiding bad fats can help you curb your appetite and boost your health. But it's just one of the seven metabolic keys to weight loss.

This is way more than a book about losing weight. It's all about being the healthiest and most well nourished version of you. I couldn't recommend this book more highly."―Marc David, founder of Institute for the Psychology of Eating and author of The Slow Down Diet and Nourishing Wisdom

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The Microbiome Diet For Permanent Weight Loss

The Microbiome Cookbook for sustainable weight loss Cutting–edge science has shown that the microbiome is the key to overall mental and physical health—and the secret behind healthy, sustainable weight loss. New evidence indicates that gut bacteria alter the way we store fat, how we balance levels of glucose in the blood, and how we respond to hormones that make us feel hungry or full.

An early hint that gut microbes might play a role in obesity came from studies comparing intestinal bacteria in obese and lean individuals. In studies of twins who were both lean or both obese, researchers found that the gut community in lean people was like a rain forest Natural weight loss management programbrimming with many species but that the community in obese people was less diverse—more like a nutrient-overloaded  pond where relatively few species dominate.

Healthy gut bacteria is crucial to maintaining normal weight and metabolism. Unfortunately, several features of the modern lifestyle directly contribute to unhealthy gut flora including antibiotics and other medications like birth control and NSAIDs Diets high in refined carbohydrates, sugar and processed foods, dietary toxins like industrial seed oils and wheat that cause leaky gut.

We also know that infants that aren’t breast-fed and are born to mothers with bad gut flora are more likely to develop unhealthy gut bacteria, and that these early differences in gut flora may predict overweight and obesity in the future. Diet is an important factor in shaping the gut ecosystem. A diet of highly processed foods, for example, has been linked to a less diverse gut community in people.

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 Weight Gain and Insulin Resistance Syndrome

Insulin resistance is more common in overweight individuals and is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Insulin is a kind of hormone. It helps your body store sugar in your tissues. Your body uses stored sugar for energy. In some people, the tissues stop responding to insulin. We say that these people are resistant to insulin.

The insulin resistance diet to prevent weight gain If you have insulin resistance, your body will pour more and more insulin into your blood, but it will not help you store sugar. Insulin resistance often goes along with other health problems, like diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart attack. When one person has many of these problems together, we call it insulin resistance syndrome.

Since insulin resistance is more common in overweight individuals and is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, and given the current epidemic of obesity and the fact that lifestyle interventions, such as weight loss and exercise, decrease insulin resistance, a relatively simple means to identify overweight individuals who are insulin resistant would be clinically useful.

Thus researchers evaluated the ability of metabolic markers associated with insulin resistance and increased risk for cardiovascular disease to identify the subset of overweight individuals who are insulin resistant in a cross-sectional study at a general clinical research center involving 258 nondiabetic, overweight volunteers.

"When you eat a meal full of processed carbohydrates like breads and bakery goods, your insulin level skyrockets as your body digests the carbs in your food and immediately stores the glucose (sugar) from your food in your fat cells. And when your body can’t access the calories in your fat cells? Hunger strikes! Your body experiences an energy crisis and it will demand food, stat. If you’re reaching for more processed carbs like bagels or pastas to stay satiated, the vicious hunger cycle won’t stop."

“Your solution: Eat more fat. The fastest way to lower insulin levels is to substitute fat for processed carbohydrates,” says Ludwig. Seems counterintuitive that fatty foods can help you lose weight, right? Catch is: They have to be healthy sources of fat (think: olive oil and avocados, not Reese’s and Doritos). Foods rich in fat will help you feel satiated, and they won’t trigger the insulin high and crash that most processed carbs do. Without insulin highs and lows, your blood sugar will be more stable and your body can access the fuel it’s storing in your fat cells." Alex Orlov, Life by Daily Burn

Symptoms of insulin resistance
  • Many symptoms manifest themselves immediately following a meal of carbohydrates, and others are more or less always present. Keep in mind that these symptoms may also be related to other problems
  • The insulin resistance cycle causing weight gain and obesity Increased weight and fat storage. For most people, too much weight is too much fat. In males, a large abdomen is the more obvious and earliest sign of Insulin Resistance. In females, it's prominent buttocks.
  • Sleepiness. Many people with Insulin Resistance get sleepy immediately after eating a meal containing more than 20% or 30% carbohydrates. This means typically a pasta meal, or even a meat meal which includes potatoes or bread and a sweet dessert.
  • Brain fogginess. Sometimes the fatigue of Insulin Resistance is physical, but often it's mental. The inability to focus is the most evident symptom. Poor memory, loss of creativity, poor grades in school often accompany Insulin Resistance, as do various forms of "learning disabilities."
  • Low blood sugar. Mild, brief periods of low blood sugar are normal during the day, especially if meals are not eaten on a regular schedule. But prolonged periods of this "hypoglycemia," accompanied by many of the symptoms listed here, especially physical and mental fatigue, are not normal.
  • Feeling agitated, jittery and moody is common in Insulin Resistance, with almost immediate relief once food is eaten.
  • Intestinal bloating. Most intestinal gas is produced from carbohydrates in the diet. Insulin Resistance sufferers who eat carbohydrates suffer from gas, lots of it.
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Stress Makes You Gain Weight, Relaxing Makes You Thin.

Under any physical or psychological stress, the body is designed to protect itself. It stores calories and conserves weight. It pumps hormones into the system that increase blood fats, sugar and insulin to prepare the body for 'fight or flight.' Without eating more or exercising less, stress alone will cause weight gain and lead to diabetes. Active relaxation turns on nerves that reduce inflammation, increase fat burning and give the body the ability to control blood sugar.

Truth About Bread, gluten and weight gain Without detoxification and a nutritionally rich diet that nourishes and assists the body in cleansing these substances from the body, the body will lose its strength and vitality. The immune system will become suppressed, contributing to an increase in illness, disease and excess body fat - a major killer in America today.

These chemicals and toxins accumulate over time, and cause the liver and kidneys to become overworked and weak. Research has shown that stress causes the adrenals to release excess cortisol, a stress hormone that triggers over-indulgence in simple carbohydrates: chocolate, candy, sodas, and ice cream, even when you are not hungry. Excess cortisol contributes to hormone imbalances. Most people who struggle with an overweight condition blame themselves for lack of discipline or willpower. While good eating habits are important, the real problem has to do with a much larger issue, our food supply.

Douglas Lisle, Ph.D. - "Once in awhile, a person may actually become aware of important dietary knowledge. Despite the tremendous commercially-motivated misinformation campaigns waged by the dairy, cattle, and processed food industries, sometimes a person actually comes to understand the truth about diet. At such times, determined individuals might attempt to change their diet toward whole natural foods—in spite of dire and unfounded warnings from their families, friends, and doctors. But along the way, they are likely to be met with a formidable obstacle—their own taste neuro-adaptation to artificially-intense foods."

VelociTea Detox Weight Loss Tea

VelociTea for detox and weight control managementThe VelociTea herbal tea blend can assist the body in eliminating waste, foreign matter and toxins in a simple, yet effective, easy-to-use but low cost method. The VelociTea Detox Weight Loss Tea is much more effective than Chinese Green Tea. Just drinking the Tea regularly often results in a reduction in the amount of stored fat in the body, and a significant reduction in the size of the abdomen or belly.

Detoxify the liver so it will properly metabolize sugars and fats. Toxins from within our bodies and toxins from our environment both contribute to obesity. Getting rid of these toxins and boosting the natural detoxification system is an essential component of long-term weight loss and a healthy metabolism."

For some people, the weight loss has been achieved quickly and rather dramatically, but individual results will vary. When the excess weight is actually from impacted fecal matter stuck to the inside wall of the colon and small intestine, no amount of dieting or fat loss or exercise can reduce the size of the belly. But the VelociTea Holy Tea can! If you have bloat, midriff bulge, or a "beer belly" then Holy Tea can help you shed pounds and lose inches around your waist.

Anita before weight loss Anita after weight lossAnita - Teacher Lost 80 lbs. in 10 months "Not only did this herbal tea product burn fat, it curbed my appetite and added muscle tone to my body. It also made my skin smooth on all parts of my body."



Ricky - Retired Lost 265 - " this herbal tea product suppressed my appetite, helped me to be more focused and alert. My concentration was increased, my glucose level stayed regulated, and it even corrected my thyroid."



Sally - Real Estate Lost 60 lbs. "Not only did this herbal tea product make me look years younger, I feel years younger, and I have more energy than ever. I would recommend this product to anyone!"

The VelociTea Detox Tea ingredients include persimmon leaves which can inhibits weight gain and lowers lipid levels. The VelociTea contains persimmon leaves and other healing herbs which assists the body in eliminating waste, foreign matter, toxins and excess weight in a simple, yet effective, easy-to-use but low cost method. Page Divider

Losing weight Effortlessly on Raw Food Diet

Shirley 190 lbs with baby Sterling in 1979 Shirley in her rooftop garden in HollywoodDr. Alexander Leaf published the findings of his research about the oldest people in the world. He found that the diet of all of these people consists of 70-80 percent raw, uncooked fruits and vegetables. None of these peoples were overweight or suffer from Western diseases. On the average these people live to be over 100 years old. The men are physically active and still fathering children at 100 years of age.

"In the early eighties, when I was 30, I weighted 185 pounds, I suffered from chronic fatigue and I was sick most of the time with one thing or another. I was also a victim of the never-ending flow of propaganda from the medical establishment (which I think of as the "disease" establishment because they focus on disease rather than on prevention and wellness) who wants to maintain a monopoly on the word "cure" and who wants us to believe that we have no control over our own health and that our only hope to get "well" is with drugs, surgery and radiation.

When I turned to holistic health and changed my diet to eating 80% raw food, I lost 60 pounds in 3 months effortlessly. (and never had to struggle again to keep my weight down) and my energy level and stamina improved dramatically. I was able to function better overall. I became calmer, centered and focused, and generally I felt happier and became much healthier. Raw food is natural and simple, unprocessed and unadulterated. For the most part, raw foods are higher in nutrients and free from unhealthful additives. " Shirley Page Divider

Home base business opportunityHow stress affects your digestion and weight

Perhaps the most important cause of obesity is something that we all face – the everyday stress of modern life. When under chronic stress, your adrenal glands overproduce the hormone cortisol. Although cortisol is necessary in normal amounts, an excess of this stress hormone can create a cascade of harmful side effects, many of which can cause weight gain – no matter how vigilantly you diet or exercise! Cortisol causes:

  • Activation of fat-storage hormones and enzymes.
  • Conversion of protein in the body into unwanted sugar and fat.
  • Halt in secretion of fat-burning human growth hormone (hGH).
  • Accumulation of dangerous 'apple-type' abdominal fat.
  • Increase in appetite and cravings for sweet and fatty foods.
  • Progressive insulin resistance, which leads to type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and the other health risks associated with obesity
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Thyroid Health: A Key to Weight Loss

The thyroid hormone plays an integral role in regulating your body's metabolism. Hypothyroidism, a condition in which not enough thyroid hormone is produced, is one of the most under- diagnosed conditions that I've seen. It affects over 10,000,000 Americans, and is a leading cause of weight gain. One of the more common causes of hypothyroidism is an allergy to gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt, and kamut). People who are allergic to gluten react in different ways, including suppressing the body's production of the thyroid hormone. This leads to a dramatic slowdown in metabolism.

The Thyroid diet for lasting weight loss Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield - "It has been known since the latter part of the 19th century that certain communities, notably in Argentina, India and Turkey were chronically ill, with premature aging, arthritis, mental retardation, and infertility and high levels of natural fluorides in the water were responsible. Not only was it clear that the fluoride was having a general effect on the health of the community, but in the early 1920s Goldemberg, working in Argentina showed that fluoride was displacing iodine thus compounding the damage and rendering the community also hypothyroid from iodine deficiency."

 Many dietary oils can negatively affect thyroid health. We cook with them almost every day and they are plentiful in commercially prepared foods. Expeller-pressed or solvent-extracted oils only became a major part of the American diet in the last century. It is possible they are among the worst offenders when it comes to the thyroid. They are known as vegetable oils or polyunsaturated oils. The most common source of these oils used in commercially prepared foods is the soybean.

Large-scale cultivation of soybeans in the United States began after World War II and quickly increased to 140 billion pounds per year. Most of the crops are produced for animal feed and soy oil for hydrogenated fats such as margarine and shortening. Today, it is nearly impossible to eat at restaurants or buy packaged foods that don’t have soy oil in the ingredients. Often labels simply state vegetable oil.

Ray Peat Ph.D - "Their [polyunsaturated oils] best understood effect is their interference with the function of the thyroid gland. Unsaturated oils block thyroid hormone secretion, its movement in the circulatory system, and the response of tissues to the hormone. When the thyroid hormone is deficient, the body is generally exposed to increased levels of estrogen. The thyroid hormone is essential for making the ‘protective hormones’ progesterone and pregnenolone, so these hormones are lowered when anything interferes with the function of the thyroid. The thyroid hormone is required for using and eliminating cholesterol, so cholesterol is likely to be raised by anything that blocks the thyroid function.

There is a growing body of research concerning soy’s detrimental affect on the thyroid gland. Much of this research centers on the phytoestrogens ("phyto" means plant) that are found in soy. In the 1960s when soy was introduced into infant formulas, it was shown that soy was goitrogenic and caused goiters in babies. When iodine was supplemented, the incidence of goiter reduced dramatically. However, a retrospective epidemiological study by Fort, et al. showed that teenage children with a diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid disease were significantly more likely to have received soy formula as infants (18 out of 59 children 31 percent) when compared to Stomach Fat healthy siblings (nine out of 76, 12 percent) or control group children (seven out of 54 13 percent). When healthy individuals without any previous thyroid disease were fed 30 grams of pickled soybeans per day for one month, Ishizuk

i, et al. reported goiter and elevated individual thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels (although still within the normal range) in thirty-seven healthy, iodine-sufficient adults. One month after stopping soybean consumption, individual TSH values decreased to the original levels and goiters were reduced in size. (3) Ray Peat Ph.D., is a physiologist who has worked with progesterone and related hormones since 1968, says that the sudden surge of polyunsaturated oils into the food chain post World War II has caused many changes in hormones.

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Fat Land : How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World

Fat Land, How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World Childhood obesity, diabetes, and related illnesses are becoming major health problems in America. Nutrition journalist Critser presents a critical analysis of the many social and economic factors that make Americans, contrary to the book's subtitle, the second-fattest people in the world (the South Sea Islanders are fatter).

He blames parents' reluctance to monitor their children's eating habits the marketing tactics of fast-food companies, which influence us to overeat the preponderance of fad diets the phasing out of physical education programs in schools and the sale of fast foods at schools to save money on dining facilities.

Lower-income families have higher rates of obesity regardless of race, ethnicity, and gender, which the author attributes to lack of information about diet and exercise and the wide diversity of cultural beliefs about weight, body size, and self-esteem.

Critser urges Americans to tackle obesity head on, concluding with descriptions of initiatives that worked when communities launched a cooperative effort to change their eating habits and avoid the path to lifelong obesity. An important work that belongs in all nutrition and public health collections.

Nutrition for Children

Carbohydrate Addicted Kids There are many serious consequences of generation after generation having diets deficient in an element essential for normal development of the nervous system. In 1996, Laura J. Stevens, of the Department of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, and co-investigators published an extremely important paper in Physiology and Behavior.

The researchers found that boys with lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood showed more problems with behavior, learning, and health than those with higher levels of total omega-3 fatty acids. Dr. Weston Price - "If a native abandoned his ancestral eating habits in favor of modern foods, ill health and dental caries followed. If that same person switched back to the original eating pattern, however, health returned and the progression of dental decay stopped and reversed itself." This is perhaps the most uplifting aspect of Price's work: one can always reverse the trend there is always hope.

Negative calorie foods are foods, which use more calories to digest than the calories the foods actually contain! Calories from these foods are much harder for the body to breakdown and process. The body has to work harder in order to extract calories from these foods. This gives these foods a tremendous natural fat-burning advantage.

" The Weight Loss eBook. Negative Calorie Foods and Recipes. " eBook gives a list of these negative calorie foods with their nutrition values, and how to incorporate these foods into your daily diet. It gives you TWO Diet Programs along with over 75 recipes of a wide variety of desserts, soups, salads, vegetables, pickles, sauces, etc. consisting of negative calorie food ingredients. The dozens of delicious, mouth-watering, and nutrition-packed recipes with natural negative calorie food ingredients in right combination will allow you to rejuvenate your metabolism, supercharging its ability to burn off fat. You will be surprised how your diet, metabolism, and figure will improve.

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Coconut Fat: Healthy Choices For Weight Reduction

Coconut Oil: A Healthy Choice For Weight Reduction Coconut oil can help you lose weight. Yes, there is a dietary fat that can actually help you take off unwanted pounds. Coconut oil can quite literally be called a low-fat.

Raymond Peat, Ph.D. - "The anti-obesity effect of coconut oil is clear in all of the animal studies, and in my friends who eat it regularly."

Mary G. Enig, Ph.D - "Coconut oil has a unique role in the diet as an important physiologically functional food. The health and nutritional benefits that can be derived from consuming coconut oil have been recognized in many parts of the world for centuries. A review of the diet/heart disease literature relevant to coconut oil clearly indicates that coconut oil is at worst neutral with respect to atherogenicity of fats and oils and, in fact, is likely to be a beneficial oil for prevention and treatment of some heart disease. Additionally, coconut oil provides a source of antimicrobial lipid for individuals with compromised immune systems and is a non-promoting fat with respect to chemical carcinogenesis."

Traditionally, polyunsaturated oils such as soybean oil have been used for livestock feed because they cause the animals to gain weight. These oils are made up of what is known as long chain fatty acids--the kind of fatty acids that promote weight gain.

Coconut oil on the other hand is a saturated fat made up primarily of medium chain fatty acids. Also known as medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), medium chain fatty acids are known to increase metabolism and promote weight loss. Coconut oil can also raise basal body temperatures while increasing metabolism. This is good news for people who suffer with low thyroid function. There have been scores of testimonies to this effect.

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The Role of Our Liver in Weight Gain

Weight loss coverup Weight gain and depression are just two common manifestations of a congested, overworked liver.

Many people struggle with weight gain and a sluggish metabolism most of their lives, and go through lots of yo-yo dieting unsuccessfully. “So why doesn’t anything really work?” we may ask. We have been tackling the symptom when we should be addressing the cause - weight gain is often due to poor liver function. Congestion throughout the body and a sluggish liver can contribute not only to fatigue and malaise, but also to weight gain, especially around the abdomen, cellulite, and water retention.

 When we cleanse and detox the liver and then eat the right foods, liver metabolism will improve and we start burning fat. As liver function improves, so does energy. With more energy, fitness improves, because we have the ability to exercise more and improve our muscle tone. As we cleanse the body, not only will we shed excess pounds, we’ll also lose some of that lumpy, bumpy cellulite.

Two French physicians, Meus-Blatter and Laroche, discovered that cellulite is cause by inefficient removal of wastes from the body. As toxic materials collect between the cells, they are held by hardened connective tissue where they build up to create pockets of water, toxins, and fat that give the skin that unsightly peau d’orange (orange peel skin) appearance. Cleansing the body with high amounts of raw food, and especially vegetable juices, not only helps flush away the lumps and bumps, it also raises cell vitality.

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Bee Pollen and Weight Control

Bee Pollen and your health Bee pollen works wonders in a weight-control or weight-stabilization regimen by correcting a possible chemical imbalance in body metabolism that may be involved in either abnormal weight gain or loss.

The normalizing and stabilizing effects of this perfect food from the bees are phenomenal. In weight-loss programs, bee pollen stimulates the metabolic processes. It speeds caloric burn by lighting and stoking the metabolic fires. Honeybee pollen is coming to be recognized as Nature's true weight-loss food.

Bee pollen is a low-calorie food. It contains only ninety calories per ounce. (An ounce is about two heaping tablespoons.) It offers 15 percent lecithin by volume. Lecithin is a substance that helps dissolve and flush fat from the body. This is one reason why bee pollen lowers low-density lipoproteins (LDL) surer and faster than any other food while helping increase the helpful high-density lipoproteins (HDL), which science says protect against cholesterol and heart disease.

By boosting the value of each nutrient present in the food you eat, bee pollen also eliminates cravings. Its natural phenylalanine content acts as an appetite suppressant. Phenylalanine is a natural amino acid that the body requires. It acts on your appetite, the control center that signals fullness and hunger. Mother Nature knows what she's about. You just plain won't want to eat as much when you take bee pollen regularly. When you are overweight, phenylalanine exerts a natural appetite suppressant effect. When you need to gain weight, the phenylalanine in bee pollen works in reverse.

The chemical drug in over-the-counter weight-loss products is a man made cousin of phenylalanine called phenylpropanolamine, which chemically depresses the appetite whether you are fat, thin, or just right. It can also give you the jitters and leave you with a drug-induced "hangover" and can be addictive. Phenylpropanolamine is a common ingredient in many decongestants, explaining why one of the side effects of these products is loss of appetite. Products that include phenylpropanolamine as an ingredient must by law carry a warning that they should not be taken by persons with certain conditions, including thyroid problems and high blood pressure.

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Weight Control Begins With Hydration

Need help? Trying to lose weight is always a challenge, but water can be a valuable and easily adaptable component of a diet plan. Water acts as an appetite suppressant and is instrumental in breaking down and reducing fat deposits. The rate at which we burn calories (our metabolism) is a chemical process requiring water. We need adequate water to ensure the smooth functioning of this process. Water helps to flush toxins out our system. The more toxins in our body the less capable it is of losing weight. If you are dieting, keep your system functioning properly and maximize weight loss by drinking plenty of water.

No matter what the specific health or fitness goal, one cannot achieve the maximum benefit from any health program without drinking the right kind of water in the proper amount. All experts agree, that next to the air we breathe, water is the most important thing we will ever put in our bodies. It is surprising that so much time and money is being spent on supplements, organic foods and natural remedies but little attention is given to the quality and effect of the water with which those items are taken.



The pH Miracle for Weight Loss

Dr. Young PhD, maintain that the primary culprit behind excessive weight gain, as well as many other health problems, is a chronic state of acidity in the body (a pH value below 7.1). Shifting the body’s chemistry to a more alkaline pH, they maintain, will quickly and easily result in the loss of excess weight and the buildup of more lean muscle tissue. The Alkalizing Diet: Your Life Is In The Balance

Water is a God-given crucial nutrient for the body. But we have been hoodwinked into accepting a product that is of progressively more inferior composition. It is well known that the average city water today contains over 500 chemicals that do not belong in it. Part of this is due to the fact that most delivery systems in the U.S. include cement, asbestos pipes, cast iron, PVC (porous to certain solvents, herbicides and pesticides) and that lead, cadmium and other toxic metals leach out of valves and couplings of pipes between a water treatment plant and a faucet in the home.

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MSG in Our Food Slowly Poisoning America and Creating Obesity

The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model for the study of exercise in obesity. Gobatto CA, Mello MA, Souza CT, Ribeiro IA. Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 2002 . I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive obesity epidemic, so did a friend of mine, John Erb. He was a research assistant at the University of Waterloo, and spent years working for the government.

He made an amazing discovery while going through scientific journals for a book he was writing called The Slow Poisoning of America. In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies. No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so the scientists have to create them. They make these morbidly obese creatures by injecting them with a chemical when they are first born. The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and humans?) to become obese They even have a title for the race of fat rodents they create: "MSG-Treated Rats" .

MSG was in everything! The Campbell's soups, the Hostess Doritos, the Lays flavored potato chips, Top Ramen, Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Heinz canned gravy, Swanson frozen prepared meals, Kraft salad dressings, especially the 'healthy low fat' ones. The items that didn't have MSG had something called Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, which is just another name for Monosodium Glutamate. It was shocking to see just how many of the foods we feed our children everyday are filled with this stuff. They hide MSG under many different names in order to fool those who catch on.

Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD - "What if someone were to tell you that a chemical (MSG) added to food could cause brain damage in your children, and that this chemical could effect how your children's nervous systems formed during development so that in later years they may have learning or emotional difficulties?"



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