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FAST Track to Health

FAST Track to Health

on Nov 16, 2018 in General Wellness, Weight Loss, Wellness Blog

Articles with references download here: Fast Track to Health Web 2018  Your body is amazingly resilient and is programmed to heal when given the right environment. Obtaining your optimum health may require you taking a major timeout from current unhealthy lifestyle habits and then working to create new habits that keep you healthy through your entire lifespan. INTERMITTENT FASTING FOR HEALTH One healing modality that provides a timeout from your usual lifestyle is fasting. Many people are afraid to fast because they are afraid of being uncontrollably hungry. The fear of hunger is unfortunate and unfounded. There are many benefits from giving your digestive tract a timeout from calories, and when fasting is done correctly, it can curb appetite. Mark Mattson at John Hopkins University has published some interesting research on fasting. His research team found small intermittent fasts help with weight loss, bolster your immune system, lower blood sugars, lower inflammation, and generate healing in your intestinal tract. Two types of intermittent fasting were tested. The 5/2 method and the 8/16 method.1 The 5/2 method refers to days. Using this method, you lower your daily calories to 500 on two non-consecutive days of the week. The other five days, Mattson recommends eating normal portions of healthy foods. The 8/16 method refers to hours. You eat your normal daily amount of food within eight hours of a 24-hour cycle, and then fast for the remaining 16 hours of the day. The key to these methods is to eat healthy, normal amounts of food during your non-fasting times. If you are gorging on large amounts or unhealthy foods after a period of not eating, you negate the positive health benefits of fasting. If these methods seem too difficult, a less difficult plan is to make your nighttime fast last between 12 to 13 hours. An example would be to eat dinner by 6 p.m. and then no food until 7 to 8 a.m. Intermittent fasting isn’t a good fit for everyone. If you are doing serious physical training like long-distance running or heavy weight lifting, if you suffer from fatigue, are under a lot of stress, or have a history of eating disorders you should not try these methods. You...

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Crazy for Cranberries

Crazy for Cranberries

on Nov 1, 2018 in General Wellness, Nutrition, Weight Loss

Whether it comes in a can, frozen, juiced, dried or fresh, cranberries have a handful of health benefits and disease–fighting powers. These berries can help fight bacteria and inflammation, reduce the risk of heart disease, improve oral health, help prevent ulcers and yeast infections, and may even inhibit the growth of some human cancer cells. Not only are cranberries one of only three berries native to the U.S., in addition to blueberries and grapes, this super–fruit is also teaming with anti–oxidants which help prevent and repair cell damage done by free radicals and are rich in vitamins and fiber. Cranberries are also well known for preventing urinary tract infections however and possibly help if you have an urinary tract infection. Avoid sugary juice cocktails and jellied sauces, which have fewer antioxidants. To get the most benefit for those berries, try the fresher versions. Chopped fresh cranberries mixed with chopped, toasted pecans, a tbsp of orange juice and a bit of honey makes a delicious fresh cranberry salad! Tis the season…enjoy....

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Wellness and Weight Loss in your Morning Tea

on May 7, 2018 in Cancer prevention, General Wellness, Nutrition, Uncategorized, Weight Loss

The healing properties of green tea have long been documented and it’s possible weight loss benefits as well. The phytonutrient found in green tea called catechin is thought to be the main nutrient responsible for the benefits of green tea. A recently published study in the Nutrition Research Journal reviewed data from 6 human trials comparing the effects of catechin (antioxidant) containing beverages (Like green tea) with a placebo beverage to see if catechin beverages could lower the risk of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a medical condition characterized by a cluster of symptoms that include obesity around the mid-section, elevated blood cholesterol, elevated blood sugars, and fatty liver. Metabolic syndrome increases risk for certain cancers, and heart disease. The review  found that consuming green tea beverages for 12 weeks significantly reduced abdominal fat, body weight, BMI, and waist circumference; and improved blood pressure. Furthermore, researchers found an improvement in the metabolic syndrome group, suggesting green tea catechins as a potential to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular...

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An Elimination Diet What is it and Why?

An Elimination Diet What is it and Why?

on Jan 29, 2018 in General Wellness, Healthy Skin, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness Blog

There are many medical conditions that fail to respond to conventional medical treatment that may resolve when you follow an Elimination Diet ELIMINATION DIET Digestive problems Headaches Chronic sinus Low energy, fatigue Depression, mood disorders Eczema, skin irritations joint aches asthma weight gain The processed foods that are common today contain additives, dyes, preservatives, and trace pesticides that over-time can aggravate and inflame the tissues in your gut and major organs.  After years of a poor diet this chronic inflammation deep in your tissues can tax your immune system. If the tissues in the lining of your gut become inflamed common foods like wheat, dairy, or eggs can cause symptoms.  The Elimination diet is designed eliminate foods that burden your immune system while ensuring a high nutrient density foods that will facilitate gut healing. Usually an Elimination Diet is followed for three weeks, however your medical provider will discuss this with you. After an initial period following the Elimination diet different food groups are re-introduced slowly, allowing you to watch for negative symptoms. If a food group causes you a reaction, you avoid for another six months, and then try again. This protocol allows an opportunity to decrease inflammation in the GI tract, heal the lining of your gut, and calm your immune system. Once healing is achieved you can expand your food choices to include a wide variety of high nutrient dense foods. Like most people, you probably eat the same foods every day. If the food you eat is low quality or genetically you don’t tolerate those foods your body develops a sensitivity, and over time and you begin to suffer reactions to them. It is common for people to not realize how bad certain foods make them feel, or that particular foods are the culprit until those foods are removed from their diet. People experience different types of food-reactions: Food Allergies cause reactions which are severe and immediate. Examples would include swelling, hives, and difficulty breathing in reaction to nuts or seafood. Food Sensitivities may produce reactions hours to days later. Those with weakened immune systems may be prone to food sensitivities. Food Sensitivities are usually a result of an imbalance in the gastrointestinal tract system that affects...

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Pain Does not Just Show Up without a Reason, Its a Sign That We Need to Change Something

Pain Does not Just Show Up without a Reason, Its a Sign That We Need to Change Something

on Jan 27, 2018 in General Wellness, Weight Loss, Wellness Blog

Research has shown that, during walking, the hips, knees, and ankles bear 3 to 5 times a person’s total body weight. For every pound a person is overweight, 3 to 5 pounds of extra weight is added to each knee during walking. In contrast, a 10 pound weight loss essentially relieves 30 to 50 pounds of additional stress on the joints. If you have arthritis, extra pounds burden your joints and leads to increased inflammation and pain. Osteoarthritis, the wear-and-tear type of arthritis, is more common among overweight people and if they have a body mass index 35 or over they have  a 35% increase risk for needing total knee replacement. Studies have indicated that losing extra weight lowers the risk for developing osteoarthritis of the knee and can slow the progression of arthritis. If you lost just 10 lbs. your knee joints would be subject to a total of 48,000 less pounds of pressure for every mile you walk. Multiply this change in workload over an average lifespan and you get a compelling case for weight loss as an approach to alleviate knee pain. If losing weight is too hard for you to do alone, call us…we can help you lose!...

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