Thursday, October 27, 2011

Norwegian Fish Oil – Why It's Nothing Special by Laurel Cohen

Did you know although heavily advertised as being better for you than most of the other omega 3 fatty acid supplements on the market, there is really nothing special about Norwegian fish oil? It seems as if the people of the Nordic regions want you to believe that they are the most knowledgeable about the effects of omega 3 fatty acids, and that some how the fish from the waters surrounding their homelands are somehow better sources of these nutrients.

It is true that much of what we have learned about the many benefits of DHA and EPA omega fatty acids is based on the work of Danish doctors Dyerberg and Bang. They are the scientists that studied the differences in the diets of Inuit people in Greenland, and the Danes back home. What they discovered about the differences in the health of these groups of people paved the way for the omega 3 fatty acid craze.

Inuits that remained at home in Greenland reaped the benefits of Norwegian fish oil, even though their diets were incredibly high in fat. These people suffered from virtually none of the inflammatory diseases that we so regularly develop. Cardiovascular disease, arthritis, gout, type two diabetes, and allergies were all but unheard of among the Inuit people.

When some of the Inuits migrated to Denmark and adopted the diets of the Danish people however, things began to change. The Inuits no longer seemed impervious to inflammatory ailments, and this is what prompted the studies by Dyerberg and Bang. They needed to figure out exactly what differences in the diets forced one group of people to fall prey to disease, and not the other.

What they discovered is that a diet that is rich in foods that contain high levels of omega 6 fatty acids causes the inflammation that leads to the development of disease, while a diet that is rich in omega 3s has an anti-inflammatory effect. In the years since these scientists published their findings the production and sales of Danish, Icelandic, and Norwegian fish oil have simply been phenomenal.

The truth is though that Denmark, Iceland, and Norway are not the biggest producers of omega 3 fatty acid fish oil supplements. That title goes to Peru, which accounts for one fourth of worldwide fish oil production followed closely by Chile. The waters that the Norwegian, Danish, and Icelandic people fish from produces no higher quality fish than the waters around South America or anywhere else.

The highest quality omega 3 fatty acid product is not Norwegian fish oil, but oil that comes from a combination of South Pacific tuna and hoki fish manufactured by a company in New Zealand. Their product is the best because of the protocols they follow when it comes to ensuring that you get the freshest, purest, most highly concentrated DHA omega 3 fatty acid formulas possible.

The bottom line is Norwegian fish oil doesn’t stand up next to the omega 3 fatty acid products that this New Zealand company has developed. Their formula is the best source of omega 3 fatty acids you can buy.

Rancid Fish Oil Caplets – Quality Control Is The Issue by Laurel Cohen

Let’s face it. With the popularity of DHA omega 3 fatty acid dietary supplements growing, many people are experiencing the effects of rancid fish oil caplets. More and more nutritional supplement companies are jumping on the omega 3 bandwagon all the time, and with so many sources out there it leads to quality control problems in some cases. There is no official body that regulates the quality of these nutritional products.

There are groups out there that provide quality standards to the companies that produce DHA omega 3 fatty acid supplements, but they don’t actually have any power to enforce them. The International Fish Oil Standards, Council for Responsible Nutrition, European Pharmacopeia, and Norwegian Medicinal Standard merely offer suggestions. It is up to the company manufacturing the products to meet these standards or not.

So far as purity goes, there is a lot to be desired from some of the supplement companies out there, and toxins in the product are a more a bigger threat to you than rancid fish oil caplets. Independent testing has found that many brands of fish oil contain high levels of toxins, and several companies are being sued by a California environmental group for having excessive amounts of PCBs.

Due to the number of natural and manmade contaminants currently in our oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams the fatty fish from which oil is obtained accumulate extremely high levels of toxins. Your fish oil product must go through both a proprietary purification process and molecular distillation if the mercury, lead, cadmium, nickel, dioxins, furans, PCBs, and other contaminants are to be thoroughly removed.

There is no excuse for purity issues when it comes to you omega 3 fatty acid supplements, as it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to remove anything from the product that could possibly harm the user. Still you get some manufacturers that simply don’t care. Where contamination is the result of poor purification efforts, rancid fish oil caplets is the direct result of careless handling.

Freshness is tremendously important when it comes to fish oil, because oil that has become oxidized is loaded with harmful free radicals. What free radicals do is steal the electrons from chemical structures through out the body, which leads to these structures’ decomposition. Free radical damage is said to be the number one cause of what causes our bodies to break down as we age.

In order for a company to avoid selling you rancid fish oil caplets very strict protocols have to be followed in all stages of manufacture. Prior to encapsulation the oil must be stored in nitrogen cooled containers, and maintained at roughly two degrees Celsius. Once the oil is encapsulated it is perfectly safe to ship, but I would still recommend keeping the capsules in the freezer when you get them home.

Oh well. Storing omega 3 fatty acid caplets in the freezer may seem like a bit of overkill, and maybe it is. I would rather be safe than sorry when faced with the negative aspects of rancid fish oil caplets.

Fish Oil For Weight Loss – Why Not All Fats Are Bad For You by Laurel Cohen

Something that is becoming increasingly popular is taking DHA omega 3 fish oil for weight loss, but is this an effective method of helping to keep your weight under control? When people finally make the decision to cut unhealthy foods from their diet in an effort to improve their health, the list of rejected foods usually includes those high in calories, carbohydrates, and fats. Not all fats are bad for you.

You will of course want to significantly lower the amount of saturated fats in your diet, because these fats have been found to have a significant negative impact on your health. Many people believe that saturated fats are what cause some forms of cardiovascular disease, but there is no statistically significant evidence of that other than that they cause a rise in cholesterol levels. There is evidence that polyunsaturated omega 3 fatty acids do dramatically lower the risk of heart disease however.

When deciding to alter your diet to include omega 3 fish oil for weight loss, you should also be aware of the positive effect that high levels of DHA and EPA omega fatty acids have when it comes to hormone driven cancers. It seems that by partaking in the daily consumption of an omega 3 fish oil dietary supplement you can dramatically lower your risk of developing breast and prostate cancer.

High levels of monounsaturated fats, omega 6 polyunsaturated fats, and myristic and palmitic saturated fatty acids have been found to have a direct relationship with the development of breast and prostate cancer. A high saturated fat intake is also known to cause small intestine cancer. Cutting back on saturated fats in order to avoid physical maladies like these is far more important than doing it to lose weight.

I will get into the effectiveness of DHA omega 3 fish oil for weight loss as soon as I explain to you that these essential nutrients can in fact prevent the formation of virtually all inflammatory diseases. Supplementing the diet with DHA rich fish oil capsules can also significantly improve the quality of life of someone who already suffers from these common inflammatory ailments. Even if you don’t need to lose weight you can still benefit greatly by consuming a high quality fish oil supplement every day.

The evidence behind taking fish oil for weight loss is that DHA and EPA omega fatty acids activate the enzymes responsible for burning fat. When your intake of dietary omega 3 supplements is combined with exercise intended to increase your oxygen intake, your metabolism skyrockets. Studies have shown that the improvement in fat oxidation and metabolic rate in people supplementing their diet with fish oil allowed them to burn 26% more fat over the course of a three week trial than people that tried exercise alone.

Make no mistake about it. The benefits of taking fish oil for weight loss are fairly conclusive, and the protection from common inflammatory diseases these nutrients give you has been thoroughly substantiated. There are simply too many positives that come from supplementing the diet with DHA and EPA fatty acids for you to go another day without fish oil.

Fish Oil And Artery Health – How Omega 3 Fatty Acids Can Help by Laurel Cohen

If you value the health of your heart and circulatory system, then you need to learn all that you can about the connection between fish oil and artery health. There are a couple of physical problems that can affect the arteries specifically, which in turn has a detrimental affect on your heart. I am going to go over some of the more common problems that affect your arteries, and explain to you how omega 3 fatty acids can help.

The heart is of course the most important muscle in your body, as it is what keeps your blood oxygenated and moving through the body. In order for your heart to perform the way that it should your coronary arteries have got to remain in top notch condition. Problems such as arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis can lead to life threatening cardiovascular disease.

Arteriosclerosis a condition where there is a hardening of and loss of elasticity in small arteries, and it is a problem most often associated with high blood pressure. When the arteries become thick and stiff the blood flow to your tissues and organs is restricted. The connection between fish oil and artery health in this case is that DHA and EPA omega 3 fatty acids significantly lower your blood pressure.

The other common disease involving the narrowing of your arteries is called atherosclerosis, which is actually the most common form of arteriosclerosis. This disease is a hardening of the arteries that is specifically caused by the accumulation of fatty plaques. These fatty deposits develop on the inside of your artery walls, and cause blockages that can lead to cardiovascular disease, chest pain, and heart attack.

Atherosclerosis results from the body’s attempts to repair injury to the arterial walls, which are caused by weakness in the walls and their exposed stress to the constant beating of the heart, high blood pressure, and emotional trauma. DHA and EPA rich fish oil and artery health related to atherosclerosis are related, because of the ability of omega 3 fatty acids to prevent plaque formation.

Aside from what I have already told you relating to the effect that omega 3s have on your arteries, they prevent stroke, aneurysm, vasculitis, thrombosis or blood clotting, varicose veins, and Reynaud’s disease. High levels of DHA and EPA omega 3 fatty acids in the system will also help to prevent the formation of all manner of inflammatory diseases.

The connection between DHA omega 3 fish oil and artery health extends to the treatment and possible prevention of allergies, asthma, arthritis and gout, adult onset non-insulin dependent type 2 diabetes, hormone driven forms of cancer, and inflammatory bowel syndrome. Omega 3 fatty acids also improve brain function, and studies have shown that they are effective in preventing the formation of amyloid plaques that lead to Alzheimer’s.

Make no mistake about it. The positive connection between fish oil and artery health on top of all of the other proven benefits make it imperative that you consume a DHA omega 3 fish oil supplement every day. It can truly have a tremendous affect on your health.

Hypertension by Dr. A. R. Scopelliti

Hypertension affects about 1 in 4 American adults and is one of the most common worldwide problems afflicting humans. It increases the chance of heart disease and stroke for those affected, so it’s important to understand how to lower hypertension. High blood pressure, aka hypertension risk factors include obesity, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and family history of high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the most important modifiable risk factor for coronary heart disease (the leading cause of death in North America), stroke (the third leading cause), congestive heart failure, end-stage renal disease, and peripheral vascular disease.

Normal blood pressure with respect to cardiovascular risk is less than 120/80 mm Hg, (however, unusually low readings should be evaluated for clinical significance as well). Prehypertension is a new category emphasizing that individuals with prehypertension are at risk for progression to hypertension and that lifestyle modifications are important preventive strategies. Home blood pressure predicts cardiovascular events much better than do office readings and can be a useful clinical tool. Anyone with hypertension should be monitoring their own BP at home. BP kits are available everywhere, and they are inexpensive. If your blood pressure readings suddenly become low, you should tell your doctor to titrate downwards your medication so that you do not become syncopal, (passing out). The following are the ranges of BP:

Normal – Systolic, (top number) lower than 120, diastolic, (bottom number) lower than 80.

Prehypertension - Systolic 120-139, diastolic 80-99.

Stage 1 hypertension- Systolic 140-159, diastolic 90-99.

Stage 2 hypertension- Systolic equal to or more than 160, diastolic equal to or more than 100

Recommendations to lower blood pressure and thus decrease cardiovascular disease risk include the following:

• Lose weight if overweight. Even a few extra pounds will raise blood pressure.

• Google DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) for a reasonable diet, which is rich in fruits and vegetables.

• Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1-2 drinks/day.

• Increase aerobic activity (30-45 min most days of the week).

• Reduce sodium intake, learn to read nutritional information labels on products you purchase.

• Maintain adequate intake of dietary potassium, calcium and magnesium for general health.

• Stop smoking and reduce intake of dietary saturated fat and cholesterol for overall cardiovascular health.

What Are the Certified Nursing Assistant Jobs? by Karen Williams

The job of a nursing assistant though not the most glorious or desired job, is certainly one of those noble jobs; without them, the patients who cannot care for themselves will have no one to look after them. A certified nursing assistant or a CNA is responsible for rendering the front line services to the patients. The most requisite skills in order to succeed as a certified nursing assistant are lots of compassion, ability to take care of patients, being physically fit, being cheerful and able to easily build a rapport with new patients.

A certified nursing assistant works under the guidance of a registered nurse and is usually responsible for taking care of patient's daily activities such as, helping them with their bath, taking their vital stats, assisting them with their medication, helping them in grooming activities, feeding them, etc. A certified nursing assistant is the direct link between a patient and a nurse or a doctor, since they work closely with the patients and keep a watch on them. They are sometimes referred to as the ears and eyes of a doctor or a nurse. Certified nursing assistants are also responsible for providing emotional support to the patients and their families.

Since a certified nursing assistant is the lowest and the most important level in the health care industry, individuals who start their careers as a CNA tend to become some of the best registered nurses. Hence, it is considered as the basic building block in the nursing career. An entry level CNA can earn anywhere from $19,925 to $29,764 and the best CNAs can earn an annual salary of around $35,377. They can choose from a variety of options to work for. For instance, they can get employed in large medical institutions, clinics, medical facilities, hospitals and they can even provide in house services to those patients who prefer being treated at home.

Female CNAs are referred to as a nursing aides and male CNAs are known as orderlies. Those who take up work at the houses of patients even undertake additional activities such as shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc. Since they indulge in a lot of physical activity, as they have to help the patients in moving around, shifting from bed to chair, lifting them up, etc, they need to be physically active and fit.

Since, they have to take care of almost all the duties related to a patient, they may even have to do unpleasant activities like changing bedpans, hence only those individuals who are truly interested in helping others can sustain in this job. With the population in the elderly group raising steadily, there is an increased demand for CNAs.

Being able to perform the duties of a CNA is definitely not an easy job, but it is one of those jobs that has its own prominence. A successful CNA is one who is good at making quick observations and having presence of mind to act in situations of emergencies. In the current job market, there are a lot of job opportunities for CNAs, unlike the jobs in other fields.

Biofeedback Stress by Michael Logan

Can learning biofeedback cause stress? For awhile it might, but I think that biofeedback is an excellent tool to have on board for those moments when I switch from eustress to distress, and want to flip back.

In other words, distress is not something I need to experience continually, even in a war zone.

In my house, while we do have economic problems to face, for example, there is no need to fill my body with the kind of adrenalin and cortisol required to fight for my life, run for my life, or freeze.

(Honey Do lists are known to bring on fight or flight chemistry, though).

So if I find myself getting distressed over the lack of follow through by my child in the bathroom pick-up department, I need to find a thought and breathing pattern that will first of all move me back to eustress, the helpful stress that helps me find solutions.

I have tried a number of different tools over the decades, including a number of biofeedback solutions like bio-dots, handwarming, EEG neurofeedback, and heart rate variability biofeedback, and the one which has proven to be the most powerful and easy to use has been heart rate variability biofeedback for stress.

Probably one of the reasons it is so powerful but easy to learn is that heart rate variability biofeedback is based on some newer discoveries about the heart's own nervous system.

We all know and understand that the heart impacts every cell in our body every time it beats, either electro-magnetically or pneumatically, but no one knew that the heart had a very sophisticated nervous system that operates independently of the brain in our heads.

In fact the heart sends more data to the brain than the brain sends to the heart, and there is enough intelligence in the heart's nervous system that it can learn and make decisions, and that is what makes heart rate variability biofeedback such a wonderful biofeedback stress tool.

I first heard about heart rate variability for biofeedback stress in a list serve for EEG neurofeedback providers, and because I knew they were a dedicated and committed crew, I decided to check it out, found a hospital nearby where everyone on staff had learned the heart rate variability biofeedback tool, much to the delight of their patients.

Everyone on staff at a large hospital was using the tool and job satisfaction had improved? At a hospital, which is a stressful place to work?

So I went to a workshop there and ended up buying the software, somewhat worried that installing it and learning the process would be stressful, as I am not an intuitive user of computers.

Well, the installation was not hard, and using the tool proved to be a snap, and much to my surprise, I began to be able to generate long periods, up to 20 minutes of heart rate variability coherence which felt wonderful.

However, an effective biofeedback stress tool would not involve carrying a computer with me, so was the tool portable? Could I use it on the run, so to speak?

Absolutely, after six practices, perhaps three hours, I was able to use the Quick Coherence Tool, and my cue thought, and I could feel the change to coherence.

Actually a large part of the training is understanding that the heart's intelligence is affiliative and cooperative, and cuing that intelligence produces a discernible change in feelings, a very pleasant feeling.

In fact, I cue that physiology frequently just because I like to feel good.

So now I am moving away from using the heart rate variability biofeedback as a stress reduction tool and in to a proactive health and brain fitness tool.

Brain fitness? Yes, a coherent heart rate variability opens the higher perceptual centers of the brain for good decision making.

I began to teach this tool to my domestic violence guys, and many were amazed to see how quickly, even when sitting quietly, that their thoughts impacted their feelings, and how they were able to manage that physiology by changing thoughts from stressful to gratitude for example.

So I would suggest that heart rate variability biofeedback is a wonderful biofeedback stress tool.

Why You Need an Affordable Family Dental Plan by Dr. Michael Grossman

Let’s say you are one of the millions of people who have no dental insurance, no discount dental plan—no coverage of any kind. What happens when you or one of your family members has a dental emergency? When one of you needs a root canal or a crown? Or when your children need braces? Without any coverage at all, those treatments can be very expensive. They don’t have to be, not when you have an affordable family dental plan.

Maybe you’ve never heard of a discount dental plan—and maybe you don’t know that dental insurance is not the only way—or even the best way--to have affordable coverage for all your dental needs.

If you’re self-employed, if you had dental insurance and lost it because you’ve changed jobs--or if your employer does not offer dental insurance, you and your entire family can still have the benefit of affordable dental care with a discount dental plan.

A discount dental plan can give you more affordable coverage then dental insurance, but with some important differences: a discount dental plan has no deductible, no waiting period, no paper work—and no maximum benefit. Though some dental insurance plans require patients to choose one dentist, from a restricted list, a discount dental plan allows you to choose any dentist who accepts the discount plan. And you are not restricted to just one dentist. If, for example, you prefer one dentist and your spouse or children prefer another, you will all get the discounted services you need.

Here’s how a discount family dental plan works: as soon as you receive your membership card, you and all your family members are entitled to dental services from any dentist who accepts the plan. You will get all the services you need, from routine checkups to fillings to root canals at a discounted price. There is no limit to the number of discounted services you can have, and that includes braces and dentures. Some plans even include cosmetic services, like teeth whitening and veneers.

How do you choose the affordable family dental plan that’s best for you? First, consider only plans that are licensed in your state. Licensed plans are regulated by many states, so you can be confident that those that are licensed are legitimate and that they will provide your family with the quality dental care you expect. Consider what kind of services your family might need and check the various plans to see which is the best match. Check to see which dentists in your area accept the plan you’re looking at.

Once you find a family plan that meets your needs, you can be confident that you will be accepted. There are no exclusions in discount dental plans—so there’s no need to worry about pre-existing conditions. You will be covered from the moment you sign up and you will have peace of mind knowing that you can comfortably manage all your family’s dental needs.

Can I Find an Affordable Individual Dental Plan in Today’s Economy? by Dr. Michael Grossman

Everyone needs dental care, but in today’s troubled economy, it can seem difficult to find an affordable individual dental plan to help cover the dental treatments you need. Sometimes it may seem as if hard choices must be made, to get the dental care you need or to pay other household bills. With an affordable dental plan, you no longer have to make those hard choices.

Affordable individual dental plans are not the same as dental insurance. Unlike dental insurance, discount dental insurance plans are available to everyone. Whether you are unemployed, retired, a student, a senior, or the owner of a small business, you can get the dental services you need with an affordable individual dental plan.

There are affordable options for individual dental plans, student dental plans, senior dental plans, and retiree dental plans. So now everyone can get discounts on quality dental care. Affordable dental plans will give you access to thousands of dentists, including many in your area.

Unlike dental insurance plans, discount dental plans save you money from the day you sign up for your membership. Take the card to the dentist and you will get a discount on any service you need. You simply pay the balance. That’s it.

Individual dental plans are easy to join. Often you can sign up online. There is no paperwork, no pre-approval, and no cap on benefits— and no exclusions. In addition to services like check-ups, fillings and root canals, you will get discounts on braces, and on cosmetic dentistry. For senior dental plans, discounts apply to dentures and any other services that are needed.

Best of all, individual dental plans are affordable. The cost of a discount dental plan generally ranges from $80 a year for an individual to about $130 for a family. The discounts you will receive range from 10% up to 60% on most dental services. For students on a budget, this means not having to put off necessary checkups.

So how do you find the right discount dental plan for you?

First and most important, look for an affordable dental plan that is licensed by your state. Licensing means that the plan must conform to state regulations.

Second, check to see if dentists in your area accept the plan you are considering.

Finally, check the provisions of the plan against your dental needs. Make sure that discounts are offered on the treatments and care that you believe you may need.

Once you have done all this, choose the affordable individual dental plan that is licensed and best meets all your needs. Then you will have peace of mind knowing that you have access to affordable dental care whenever you need it.

How to Find an Affordable Dental Plan by Dr. Michael Grossman

You may not have dental insurance, but if you join a discount dental plan, you can still get affordable dental care for all your dental needs. An affordable dental plan, doesn’t just have to be dental insurance, it can also be a discount dental plan. Choosing a discount dental plan is probably a more sensible alternative for individuals and families.

A discount dental plan has no annual maximum benefit, no waiting period, no limitations or restrictions—and no deductible. You can receive discounts on hundreds of different procedures, even those that dental insurance doesn’t cover. Affordable discount dental plans have either a low monthly or a yearly fee.

How Can I Find an Affordable Dental Plan that is Right for Me?

1. Research the top discount dental plans in your state.

2. Find out if those discount dental plans are licensed. This is very important. Licensed plans follow strict state guidelines. Unlicensed plans may not.

3. Compare the monthly or yearly prices to determine which dental plan is most affordable for you.

4. Check to see if your dentist is part of the plan’s network—and if he or she accepts the discount dental plan.

5. View the dental plan’s fees to see what the savings will be on the procedures you will need.

6. For more information, or to ask any questions you may have, call the affordable plan you have chosen.

7. Join the affordable dental plan that best fits your needs—and enjoy discounts on all your dental needs, even those, like cosmetic procedures, that dental insurance doesn’t cover.

If you are self employed, retired, or a small business owner--or if you and your family are not covered by dental insurance, an affordable dental plan can give you access to quality affordable dental care. You simply present your card to a participating dentist and you will receive a discount on any service you need, whether it is routine care or a major procedure.

Unlike dental insurance, which may have an extended waiting period for some services, an affordable dental plan goes into effect immediately. You will enjoy discounts even on major procedures like root canals and crowns. While dental insurance may have an annual maximum benefit, discount dental plans have no maximum. You will receive discounts no matter how many procedures you need. Dental insurance may exclude cosmetic dental work; a discount dental plan does not.

Find a licensed discount dental plan that best suits your needs and you will have access to discounts on everything from routine examinations to major emergency procedures.

12 Easy Ways to Enjoy Fitness at Work by Sarah Long

There are some serious benefits to increasing your physical activity at work. Even brief bursts of activity, like a 10-minute walk, can improve your concentration, creativity and performance (especially on detailed tasks). If your employer has a worksite wellness program, take advantage of fitness classes and activities. If not, create your own fitness program with four simple pieces of equipment: a comfortable pair of shoes, a pedometer, a set of light hand weights and a resistance band.

1.Wear a pedometer at work: Since every step counts, wearing a pedometer is wonderful motivator to walk more during your workday.

2.Walk around the office: There’s no need to sit still while you talk on the phone or think. Pacing and fidgeting are physical activity.

3.Walk around the building: Sometimes a face-to-face talk is the best way to communicate (and it gets you up and moving around).

4.Walk up (and down) stairs: If you have a choice, always take the stairs. If you have stairs, take as many trips up and down as possible.

5.Walk around the block: Got a coffee break? Got a few free minutes? Take a walk outside and get some fresh air (and extra steps).

6.Walk and talk: Need to discuss something with a co-worker? A walking meeting can be more productive and healthier too!

7.Lift weights while you talk: Keep a weight near the telephone; pick it up when you get a call and pump your arms while you talk.

8.Take a weight break: Feeling tired and bogged down? Take 5-10 minutes to lift your hand weights and get your blood flowing.

9.Work your abs: You can strengthen tummy muscles while sitting in a chair. Sit straight, tighten muscles and release. Repeat.

10.Stretch your arms and legs: Stuck at your desk? Use a resistance band for a 5-10 minute stretch. Your mind and body will be more flexible.

11.Stretch your stress away: Tension in your shoulders, neck and back is easy to release with standing stretches and a resistance band.

12.Check your pedometer: How many steps do you take during a typical workday? Any ideas for adding a few more steps here or there?

Fraxel and Fractionated Laser Treatments - A Physician's View by Dr Juan Brou

Looking for a safe and effective way to erase sun damage, reduce pore size or wipe away other skin imperfections? A treatment that targets only a fraction of the skin may be your answer, targeting the visible signs of aging point by point.

A fractionated laser treatment, like Fraxel, targets just a portion of the skin using microscopic columns of light, each one much smaller in diameter than a human hair. The treatment triggers the body's own healing process which replaces damaged tissue with younger, healthier skin.

I have seen significant improvement in skin texture and tone in my patients. I've also had the treatment myself and am very pleased with the results.

Fraxel helps improve your look by:

- Erasing unwanted brown spots

- Smoothing wrinkles around the eyes

- Eliminating acne scarring

- Revitalizing the skin on your neck, chest and hands

When considering Fraxel or another fractionated laser treatment, there are some things to keep in mind. First, maximum results require more than one treatment. I have found that the best results are achieved when the patient receives three to five treatments spaced several weeks apart.

Healing time is relatively quick with this treatment because it only treats small areas of your skin at a time. Although the skin may have a pinkish color right after the treatment, the healing process generally takes only a few days. After that, the skin is back to normal – actually nicer than normal.

One of the great benefits to Fraxel is that it is one of the few treatments that is safe to use on the delicate tissues near the eyes, allowing us to target fine lines there and produce fabulous results.

Fraxel has also been proven to drastically reduce melasma, a skin condition where patches of brown or tan discoloration appear on the forehead, cheeks, nose or forearms. This condition is sometimes called the mask of pregnancy, but can happen to anyone for a variety of reasons. It is often triggered during hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptive use or hormone replacement therapy.

Promising Future Outlook for US Generics Industry by Shushmul Maheshwari

As per our new research report “Booming US Generic Drug Market”, the US generics market has witnessed healthy growth rate over the past few years. The share of generics in the total pharmaceutical prescription surged from 19% in 1984 to around 70% in 2008. Our extensive research and profound analysis reveals that the US generics market holds immense growth potential with promising future prospects. With the patent expiration of key blockbuster drugs and supporting government, it is expected that the market will grow at a CAGR of around 9% during 2010-2012.

We have identified some critical factors acting as a catalyst for the industry’s current and future growth outlook. The report reveals that rapidly aging population and increasing pressure from insurance firms to cut healthcare costs will give impetus to the US generics market. We have noted that during 2008-2012, patents of blockbusters valued more than US$ 60 Billion are going to expire. This expiration will enable the biogenerics market to register strong growth in near future. The report also discusses the potential of generic drugs in various therapeutics segments of the pharmaceutical industry, which will give a clear idea about the type of products available in the market.

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Useful Feature Information On Beneficial Bacteria by Rudy Silva

Bad and beneficial bacteria are everywhere-air, water and food. They travel from one person to another. Unlike pathogenic bacteria, good bacteria cannot be called a parasite because they help your body to function well. Their population in your body exceeds the number of cells in your body.

Bacillus coagulans are useful bacteria. It belongs to the genus Bacillus, a lactic acid-forming bacterial species. The bacteria have been approved by the EFSA for veterinary purposes. These bacteria can be used as a direct microbial feed in livestock production and as a probiotic in pigs and shrimp.

In humans, bacillus coagulans are also used to improve vaginal flora, abdominal pain and bloating in Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients. They are also used to increase immune response to viral challenges. Even in food processing, the bacterium is qualified to be used as an ingredient.

Beneficial bacteria are proliferating in every human body. Even after you have taken a bath, over a million of good bacteria are supposedly found on every square centimeter of your skin. Their number should be in excess against the number of pathogenic bacteria in your body.

Good bacteria fight against any invasion of pathogenic bacteria. In case pathogenic bacteria won, a person can suffer from colds, cough and fever on a minor level. Bacteria are coccus, with spherical shape. Bacillus has rod-like shape. Vibrio are shaped like a comma, and spirochete are shaped like a spiral or corkscrew.

Good bacteria have different names and functions inside your body. Lactobacillus Acidophilus are the friendliest. They are present in dairy products and dietary supplements.

The Anaerobic beneficial bacteria are useful in fermentation of vinegar and in making cheese. The Saccharomyces Boulardii reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea among children.

Tobacillus Acidophilus are an acid-loving bacteria. They belong to genus Lactobacillus and can be found in buttermilk, sour cream, yogurt and frozen dessert. These bacteria convert sugar and carbohydrates into lactic acid. They lower the pH level in food and reduce the risk of growth of other organism during the conversion. In your case, they prevent gastrointestinal infections.

The Intestinal Flora have an important role in the formation of new cells. They are also helpful in regeneration of the intestinal track by fermenting dietary fiber and producing fatty acids. Intestinal Flora bacteria also produce vitamins required by your body.

The Rhizoium have a significant role in nitrogen fixation. The Streptomyces are helpful in manufacturing antibiotics, while the Streptococcus Mutans are found in the mouth and convert sucrose and sugar into lactic acid.

The Acidophilus prevent the fungal growth in vagina by producing lactic acid. Other beneficial bacteria are the Probiotics and E.Coli. Probiotics have a share of labor in synthesizing vitamin K, which is helpful when there is a blood clot and in absorbing magnesium.

Eschericchia Coli, beneficial bacteria, are found in intestine. They are known as enteric bacteria and help in digestion, keeping you healthy. They also manufacture vitamin B-complex and vitamin K.

Does Sleep Affect Weight Loss? by Robert D. Franklin

Can losing sleep cause you to gain excess weight? The answer: absolutely yes! Many people haven't realized the health implications of sleep deprivation. It could even hinder fat loss efforts.

How does sleep deprivation affect your weight loss efforts?

Here are just a few reasons why:

1. When you’re tired, it is so much harder to make healthy choices. This could be both psychological and physiological. When someone gets a good night’s sleep, sticking to regular exercise and healthy eating routine is a snap. But when sleep deprivation comes into play, that same person may think that chocolate and sugar will make them feel better. But, it never does! Worse than that, they could be more tired and cranky because the blood sugar highs and lows.

2. Here's where the science comes in. Several separate studies have shown a link between sleep and the hormones that influence our eating behavior. Two specific hormones are involved. Ghrelin is responsible for feelings of hunger. Leptin tells the brain when it’s time to stop. When you’re sleep deprived, your ghrelin levels increase at the same time that your leptin levels decrease. The result is an increased craving for food and not feeling full (a hormone disaster). Nothing is worse than craving food and being hungry at the same time.

3. A lot of people may not know this, but your body adjusts itself based on your circadian rhythms and the amount of sunlight outside. Without getting too deep into the science, these rhythms and light tell your body to physically recover approximately between the hours of 10pm-2am and to mentally recover approximately between 2am-6am. If you aren’t getting to bed until 12am, you are missing out on 2 crucial hours of physical repair. This can result in all sorts of aches and pains that do not get better, no matter what you try. You could even relieve backaches and hurting joints by just getting to bed by 10pm.

What actions will you take to get a good night’s sleep so you won't be sabotaging your weight loss efforts?

Check out these few tips:

1. Don’t watch TV before bed. This works wonders by reading a book, especially a good fiction book that will help you forget the day’s events.

2. Cut your caffeine intake early in the day, which includes all coffee and teas (except herbal teas).

3. Avoid sugar before bed. It could potentially wake you up in the middle of the night due to a blood sugar low.

4. Put your work away before bed. There is nothing worse than a racing mind before bed. End all work at least 2 hours before bed. If this is not possible for you, reassess your work schedule a bit.

Whatever adjustments you make, remember, sleep may just be the missing link in your nutrition, exercise and health program. Implementing these insights would take you well on your way to fat loss success.

How Can I Lose Weight - Part 2 by Frank Hurley

How Can I Lose Weight and Eat Delicious Food

The following article is How Can I Lose Weight. Avoid fad diets if you want to improve your health and fitness.

In part 2 you will be learning how to have a new life of lean muscle and healthy weight through behavioral change that will replace the lifestyle you are presently living.

A Fast Way to Lose Weight is the beginning to reaching your goal weight that you set for yourself to accomplish.

To increase your metabolic rate and fat burning it is important to eat nutritiously and keep your carbohydrates, proteins and fats in balance.

The "Hollywood Diet" is like so many other fad diets it is here today and replaced by another fad diet tomorrow. But to lose weight and stay healthy it is essential to give your body what it needs and craves to be fit and healthy.

These are the Types of Foods to Eat and the Types of Foods to Avoid

To keep up a high energy level during the day it is essential to consume complex carbohydrates like pasta, whole grains, breads, and cereals.

Minimize your consumption of processed baked goods, candy, soda and other simple carbohydrates.

You will increase your excess fat if you do not control your consumption of these foods which have little or no nutritional value.

If you are eating too many low carb foods you can forget about "how to lose weight fast". Our blood sugar levels and our insulin are interconnected. Our insulin regulates our blood sugar level and if we have excess sugar it will be stored at body fat. When we are really tired and hungry it is sometimes because our blood sugar is too high and then if we are not careful this cycle can repeat itself.

Complex carbohydrates in sensible amounts can prevent this problem. In order to maintain the cell structures of your body and build lean muscle you will need to eat those foods that are high in proteins, like fish, poultry, lean meats, beans and soy products.

These high protein foods are required to burn fat, but here is a caution, do not eat too much protein because if you consume protein in excess of what your body needs the added protein will be stored as fat and your kidneys and liver could become unhealthy. If you protein consumption is a reasonable amount you should be ok.

Plan to have about 0.5 grams of protein for each pound of body weight. This amount will aid in the growth of your lean muscle

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Protein Sources

Animal and plants are the 2 sources of protein. In the United States most of our protein comes from animal sources. A diet that is too high in protein can increase your risk of disease, recent data suggests.

There is very little fiber in animal protein and because of this you will still be hungry if you compare eating animal protein to eating protein from plant sources.

You will not burn fat if you consume an excess of animal protein.

Try and get most of your protein from plant sources, such as soy, beans, legumes and less from animal sources.

The fats in nuts, oils and protein are fats that it is important to eat. Fats will help maintain the regeneration of your nails, skin and hair.

There are many fad diets around that have people on very low fat diets and others that are very high fat diets.

Include lean protein and small amounts of seeds, oils and nuts in your diet and remember that it is very important that you don't go to extremes.

Portion Sizes

I would advise that instead of counting calories to determine the quantity of nutrients you plan to consume, that you have portion sizes that are approximately the size of the palm of your hand. At each meal eat a balance of 1 portion of protein and 2 portions of complex carbohydrate and vegetables.

Green vegetables give you additional fiber and enzymes that will help in your digestion and are also low in calories so eat big portions of these foods, it will be good for you.

Consuming plenty of green vegetables will also give you the vitamins and minerals that you need to sustain good health. Remember to consume foods high in nutrition. As a result you will burn body fat and lose weight more rapidly.

How many meals per Day

To burn the most fat how many times should we eat per day.

It is much better to eat several times a day in smaller quantities if your schedule is flexible. This will keep your metabolism high as each time you eat a small meal it raises your metabolism. If possible eat 5 or 6 small meals a day with a lapse of about 3 hours between eating.

The three meals a day habit may be hard to break. If it is too difficult to change from eating 3 meals a day then eat the 3 meals a day, but eat lesser amounts for each meal and add 2 or 3 more eating times during the day and have a fruit, granola bar or some other healthy snack.

To make yourself full for a extended time period eat foods that your body needs.

New Recipes

Try new recipes to find what tastes delicious for you. Use the healthy foods that you will be eating and find recipes that include them and that leave out all of the unhealthy foods.

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Behavioral Change

To implement the changes for your new healthy eating habits use Behavioral Change. This will insure that you are on your new healthy eating plan until your reach your goals and forever if you want to stay healthy and fit.

How To Burn Fat Fast - Using Behavioral Change by Frank Hurley

To become a fat burning machine and increase your fat loss, most people know, that you need to increase your metabolism by working out and adding lean muscle mass to your body. There will also be many other benefits that will allow you to live your life in a very healthy way. For this Fat Burning Machine guide we are going to look at how you can use intensity, volume and frequency and progression to lose weight and keep it off forever.

Most people that I see exercising at the fitness studio that are doing weight training or resistance training are using too much of their time with the exercise but not working hard enough. Using a low intensity workout you can only expect to burn a small amount of fat.

The key elements to train for lean muscle and strength is the proper application of three vital elements.

The secret I’ve found is that training for lean muscle and strength requires the proper application of three vital elements that are often overlooked by those who try it. These three elements are:

1. Intensity

2. Volume & Frequency

3. Progression

The intensity is how hard it is to perform for you, given your current physical condition.How much weight you use and how often you do the exercise is called volume and frequency. The progression is determined by how much the demands go up from workout to workout. You will turn into a fat burning machine with these 3 key elements. The Fat Burning Machine system will take you from beginning to lose weight to learning how to keep the weight off permanently.

It is essential that you keep the number of your weekly workouts in check and remember not to workout for too long.

Fat burning aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise are completely different forms of exercise. In fact, they are complete opposites.

The definition of Aerobic exercise is high volume and frequency, low to moderate intensity, and not much progression. Anaerobic exercise, or weight training, must be performed at a high intensity, lower volume and lower frequency, and with progression to be as effective as possible. The one sure way to become a fat burning machine is through an anaerobic exercise.

You will not increase your strength or your muscle building more than a few short weeks if you are only performing weight training at a low or moderate intensity level.

There are a combination of two objectives and that is to use sufficient intensity along with an increase in the number of reps of a weight training exercise or the amount of weight used in each and every workout. These three steps will continue your bodies development into a fat burning machine!

You will want to maximize your workout and minimize the time you spend in the gym when your are creating an effective and efficient exercise routine and remember the other details. Why?The workout is perhaps not as important as the rest period that follows.You’re not going to get stronger or more muscular if you don’t have sufficient rest and adequate sleep.

When you strength train in the proper way you are creating small injuries to your muscles. You then need to let the body repair itself, and then the body will overcompensate and build upon the already existing amount of muscle mass you have.

If you workout again before that process is completed, you’ll experience lackluster results, if any, muscle building or fat burning results. Your muscles will be overworked to the point where they will not respond to your workout.

Typically you need a minimum of one to three full days of rest between well executed resistance workouts, so be sure you get this amount of rest.

Many people, especially women, think by adding muscle to your body to ensure that you will become a maximum fat burning machine that you will become bigger when they really want to just lose weight!”

But this is such a shame, because it’s very unlikely to happen, and countless women are losing out on these fat burning benefits because of it.

You see, most men and almost all women simply lack the necessary genetic traits required to produce such muscle gains that would cause them to look bulky or overly developed to most people. These traits include testosterone levels, muscle fiber makeup, muscle belly length, and others.

The bodybuilders that you see on TV and in the magazines are competing and are the genetic cream of the crop for muscle development and also they are usually on large doses of anabolic steroids, growth hormones and other bodybuilding drugs.

Don’t be fooled by these images, or those that scare you into thinking this way. Did you know that lean muscle takes up less space on your body and is more compact than fat, and because of this you will in actuality be getting smaller.

Whoever you are, if you want to be in the best position to succeed with you fat loss and also your fitness goals you will perform properly conducted intense resistance training.

But make sure you understand and apply the three critical Fat Burning Machine principles I discussed above.

Here they are again: Intensity, Volume and Frequency and Progression.

If you don't apply these three elements your ability to burn fat and get the lean, strong, and healthy body you deserve eventually will leave you unhappy with your results.

The Fat Burning Furnace System - How to Burn Fat While You are Resting! by Frank Hurley

Do you ever say or hear other people say this!

”I just don’t have the time to get to the gym”, that is what you hear a million times from people who are trying to burn fat. Well that really shouldn’t be a problem once you understand how you can get an appropriate fat burning workout with basic or minimal equipment.

To excite the growth of lean muscle tissue, to speed up your metabolism and burn fat and also to provide cardiovascular conditioning, you need to perform a variety of exercises that work all of your major muscle groups in the same workout.

This workout is to stimulate the growth of lean muscle tissue which will speed up your metabolism. This is the heart of the Fat Burning Furnace System.

With this schedule you will get a great high intensity fat burning workout, like the students of my Fat Burning Furnace System. You have a selection in what equipment you use. If you are considering expensive equipment or a membership in a fitness center nearby, let me say that it is not really necessary.

For your Fat Burning Furnace System workout all that is required is a set of good old-fashioned barbells and/or dumbbells or less. It is as easy as choosing a good pair of adjustable dumbbells and a common weight bench to exercise your whole body completely. This is an essential component of my Fat Burning Furnace System

The adjustable dumbbells and a simple bench take up very little room in your home. They are always easily accessible and ready to use at a moments notice for those fat burning workouts.

It is very convenient to have your workout apparatus at home to use especially if you need to take care of your kids or have other responsibilities this way you do not have to miss a workout by having the need to travel to the fitness center.

The proper workout takes 15 to 20 minutes and when done at home it is very convenient and takes very little time from your busy schedule. Whether you train at the gym or at home the workout time is the same 15 to 20 minutes, but if you train at home, the time it takes to drive to the fitness studio could be spent doing something important at your home.

I highly recommend getting a basic setup at home for ease of use and to help you to keep on your regular routine with your weight loss. Working out at home is my routine and I personally recommend it as it has many advantages.

Working out at home means that there is no tiresome wait for your next machine. Not waiting is the key to receiving the peak cardiovascular benefits and at the same time building muscle and working out to burn fat.

This will keep your time between your exercises down to 60 seconds or less. You will lose the benefits from a sustained workout when you are at the gym and have to wait 5 or 10 minutes or even longer and your muscles have cooled down.

Home workouts are also great for you in that you might be a bit intimidated by working out with weights in public at the gym. If you feel this way, don’t be upset, you’re not alone. This is especially true for some of some women, as weight training is usually thought of as the guy’s territory in the fitness center.

Nothing could be further from the truth, but if you’d rather perform your fat burning workout at home, then that is an excellent option for you.

When people travel they miss their exercises. For busy people, this is a reality. You travel for your company. You go on vacation. You travel out of town to see friends and family.

The Fat Burning Furnace System workout recommends that you try your best to keep up your exercise routine while you are away from home or the fitness studio.

When your working the Fat Burning Furnace System you’re exercising 2 to 3 days a week, the question is what are you going to do if you’re out of town on the day you are scheduled to work out? There may be a gym in the neighborhood that you could go to.

You may wonder if there is a fitness gym, if there is how far away is it, is it expensive for a couple of workouts, etc.

Don’t be too concerned if you do not have any workout equipment because there are several fat burning exercises you can still do. Exercises like push-ups, chin-ups and sit-ups will give your muscles enough of a workout to keep them conditioned until you return home.

You’re using your body-weight as the resistance, rather than the dumbbells, barbells, or machines. If you work out while you are away from home you will be and stay in very good condition. Remember, if you are away from home you can still choose to have an excellent Fat Burning Furnace System workout.


How Can I Lose Weight - and Keep it Off Forever! by Frank Hurley

Following fad diets is not the answer if you are planning to keep the weight off.

Fad diets have one thing in common, they are all diets.

A pair of bell-bottom pants, in today and out tomorrow. For a few years these diets are popular and then they are out of style. Then, what happens, after a while they come back like a vicious circle when the fitness professionals feel that we are ready to start up with them again. If you really want to burn body fat and lose weight steer clear of the fad diets.

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In the first days of a fad diet several of you will lose some weight. So you get some weight loss initially, but you might also lose some muscle on these diets too. Your fat burning efforts and overall health could suffer if you lose muscle.

But the most discouraging part of fad diets is that practically all people who use these diets will gain the weight back, and then even more. Has this happened to you?

The most crucial question is, how can I keep the weight off?

One reason is the fad diets frequently advise focusing too much on one type of food, like non-carbohydrate foods (meat and dairy only) or only carbohydrate foods (fruits and vegetables only). If you want unhealthy eating habits, this type of diet will take you there.

You are greatly reducing the number of vitamins and minerals you eat when you just eat foods from one catagory. Limiting yourself of the essential vitamins and minerals that your body requires will lead to poor health and more health problems.

It is said that variety is the spice of life, and to have variety in the nutritious foods that we eat is also needed for good health.

Fad diets are too restrictive to be realistically followed, especially for a lengthy period of time. They are not only unhealthy but these diets are also very difficult to stay on because they take away many of our favorite foods. If you desire to lose weight over a lengthy period of time, then do not go on a strict restrictive diet.

If you want life long weight loss and weight stabilization the solution is behavioral changes in your eating habits.

The very idea of this kind of fad diet just will not work. Why? Diets are based in a temporary mindset. The fact that someone goes on a diet means they will have to come off of the diet. This is temporary…why force yourself to lose 10 pounds when you're just going to gain it back and then even more when you go off of the diet?

A lot of people just don't comprehend this, even though it may sound simple. A lot of individuals turn to dieting in an attempt to resolve their weight and health issues. These fad diets are not the answer as they just lead to more problems. People who are regular dieters don't burn fat over the long haul and many times will gain more weight back than they lost on the diet.

To answer the question how can I keep the weight off, it is important for you to seek life long fat burning, health and fitness in a lean body, you should take some advice from my mom, and probably your mom too.

When I think about it, probably the best base of nutritional knowledge I received was from my mom. For the most part, my mom was right. She didn't know anything about fat burning, but she made sure I got nutritious foods growing up.

She especially made a point to make sure I ate my vegetables, mainly the green ones. She limited sugary stuff and other junk, but didn't totally eliminate it, making it a special treat for me on occasion. During the day she would give me food from different food groups making sure that I got a good healthy balance from each group.

Thank you, Mom! Mom's diet was actually quite sound, and I've found that heeding some of this advice in the pursuit of maximum body fat burning and a lean healthy body for the rest of your life is a smart way to go.

You see your body naturally craves foods rich in nutrients, (antioxidants, phyto nutrients (plant), fiber, vitamins, minerals, etc.) When you eat most of your meals from foods rich in important nutrients, your body will be satisfied and overeating will no longer be much of a concern.

As a result of eating wholesome foods you will go into a fat burning phase as a natural result of giving your body what it thrives on and needs to be healthy. As a result you will be lowering your risk of disease by promoting a natural alkaline environment in your body when you eat these types of foods.

When you find that you are eating and eating and never seem satisfied then recognize that this is your body telling you that you are not getting the nutrients that your body needs. These are fast food, foods high in fat, high sugar foods, etc that are low in nutrition. This means you will be taking in too many calories.

When you eat excess calories you will continue to gain weight, you will become fatter and you will be more likely to contract the diseases that are related to being overweight. Your body will have an acidic environment, which is an additional risk of disease when you gain weight and fat. You can forget about burning fat when this happens.

Nutrition to control your weight, fitness, and health all work together for your benefit. My Fat Burning Furnace students have changed their lives permanently, by simply altering what they put in their bodies…and you can do it to.

establish an eating program of foods high in nutrients. In part two of this article, I'll get more specific in helping you make the transition from your current lifestyle to the one you desire. This plan will have you burning calories 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

One of the most significant points to remember in healthy eating is to eat from all of the food groups with a lot of variety and eat them regularly.

How Can I Lose Weight - By Transitioning My Life by Frank Hurley

How Can I Lose Weight, Part 2

This is Part 2 of the article How Can I Lose Weight. Make a decision to avoid diets and you will improve your health and fitness and lose weight.

In part 2 you will learn how to lose weight fast by transitioning from the lifestyle you are presently living to a new life of lean muscle and healthy weight through behavioral change.

To increase your metabolic rate and fat burning it is important to eat nutritiously and keep your carbohydrates, proteins and fats in balance.

The "Hollywood Diet" is like so many other fad diets it is here today and replaced by another fad diet tomorrow. If you want to lose weight and stay healthy then eat food that is full of vitamins and minerals and that will give your body what it needs.

These are the Types of Foods to Eat and the Types of Foods to Avoid

To keep up a high energy level during the day it is essential to consume complex carbohydrates like pasta, whole grains, breads, and cereals.

Minimize your consumption of processed baked goods, candy, soda and other simple carbohydrates.

You will increase your excess body fat if you do not control your consumption of these foods which have little or no nutritional value.

You can forget about how to lose weight fast if you are eating too many low carbohydrate foods. There is a connection between our blood sugar levels and our insulin. Our insulin regulates our blood sugar level and if we have excess sugar it will be stored at body fat. If our blood sugar is too elevated we will find that we are really tired and hungry and then we repeat this cycle again and again. You will prevent this problem if you eat complex carbohydrates in sensible amounts. If you consume foods that are high in proteins you will maintain the cell structures of your body and build lean muscle, like soy products, beans, lean meats, poultry and fish. If you consume too much protein and it is in more than what your body needs, the excess protein will be stored as fat and the health of your kidneys and liver will be adversely effected. You should be ok if you eat a reasonable amount of protein.

If you are measuring your protein consumption then for each pound of your bodyweight have about 0.5 grams of protein. This is the amount you need to help the growth of your lean muscle tissue.

Sources of Protein

Animal and plants are the 2 sources of protein. Most of our protein comes from animal sources in the United States. A diet that is too high in protein can increase your risk of disease, recent data suggests.

If you compare eating animal protein to eating plant protein you will be hungrier after eating animal protein because of the lower amount of fiber in animal protein.

An excess of animal protein can keep you from burning fat.

Try and get most of your protein from plant sources, such as soy, beans, legumes and less from animal sources.

The fats in nuts, oils and protein are fats that it is important to eat. Fat is a key component to the regeneration of your skin, hair and nails.

There are many fad diets around that have people on very low fat diets and others that are very high fat diets.

The most significant idea to remember is to not go to extremes but do include in your diet lean protein and also small amounts of nuts, seeds and oils.

Portion Sizes

I would advise that instead of counting calories to determine the quantity of nutrients you plan to eat, that you have portion sizes that are around the size of the palm of your hand. Then have a balance of two vegetable and complex carbohydrate portions and one portion of protein at each meal.

consume larger portions of green vegetables, they are low in calories and will give you added fiber and enzymes that will assist you in your digestion.

Eating plenty of green vegetables will also give you the vitamins and minerals that you want to support good health. Remember to consume foods high in nutrition. As a result you will burn fat and lose weight faster.

How many meals per Day

To burn the most body fat how many times should we eat per day.

If you have a flexible schedule then it is much better to eat many times a day and in smaller portions. This will keep your metabolism high as each time you eat a small meal it raises your metabolism. If possible eat 5 or 6 small meals a day with a lapse of about 3 hours between eating.

The three meals a day habit may be difficult to break. If it is too difficult to change from eating three meals a day then eat the 3 meals a day, but eat lesser amounts for each meal and add 2 or 3 more eating times during the day and have a fruit, granola bar or some other healthy snack.

The key is to focus on foods that your body needs, if you do this you will be full for a longer period of time.

New Recipes

Find new and delicious recipes to create and eat. Use the healthy foods that you will be eating and find recipes that include them and that leave out all of the unhealthy foods.

Behavioral Change

Use Behavioral Change to implement the changes that you require in your new healthy eating habits. This will insure that you are on your new healthy eating plan until your reach your goals and forever if you want to stay healthy and fit.

For more information visit

7 Secrets of Permanent Fat Loss and Fitness by Frank Hurley

Who else would like to lose weight? Well, most people will say that they do, that is why we are looking for a to lose weight.

The big question is how do I lose the weight? Where is the system, the plan or a way I can do this? Most of us have tried many different ways to lose weight and get fit. routines.

What would happen if you are planning to cook a meal, say beef stew, and you leave out the carrots and potatoes? You go ahead and cook it, but what happens. Without the carrots and potatoes, well it is just not beef stew.

Cooking beef stew without all the necessary ingredients just does not work and no matter how many times you try it, it will never work.

Losing weight is the same way. Why, well you need all the ingredients to have your weight loss plan work for you and if you do not it will be just like the beef stew that did not turn out to well.

If you are on a weight loss program that uses only pills, or only restrictive food diets or only an exercise plan then you will not be successful in your weight loss in the long run.

For a Well Balanced and Successful Weight Loss Plan You need:

· Nutritious Food

· Resistance exercise

· Adequate Sleep

1. When you prepare nutritious food you will find that it is colorful, fresh and delicious. Athough a TV dinner is quicker to prepare, a nutritious meal is much tastier and healthier for you.

2. What I like about resistance exercise is that it does not take up a lot of time like other types of exercise do. Exercise 2 to 3 days a week for 20 to 30 minutes a day.

3. Between exercises it is important for you to have an adequate amount of sleep and rest to build lean muscle and have a well conditioned and fit body.

The result of this program is that you will have a more vibrant and energetic life.

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