June 2, 2012
WEIGHT LOSS TRICKS & TIPS
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Weight loss is a daily thought for us… We each have our own tricks, tips and ways… Some interesting info and ways were found in the sites listed…
~ Eat every 2-3 hours, keep your stomach moving to keep your metabolism up…
~ Always eat your carb with a protein… The protein knocks the carbs out of you!
~ Eat a strict diet for 2 days, add carbs every 3rd day… Research just proved the body never adjusts to this…
~ Always keep water with you to hydrate…
~ Eat only butter! Margarine just clogs your arteries with plaque…
~ Stay low keyed on aspartame products! It creates havoc in “YOU” over time!
~ Read labels… Stay away from “low fat” “diet” etc… stuff! They have hidden nasty ingredients in them!
~ Dr Oz … Secret Swimsuit Slimdown Drink Recipe …
* Combine 1 C grapefruit juice, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, and 1 tsp honey. Drink this combination before every meal. Apple cider vinegar helps you burn and break down fat. This drink combination also burns away your fat, literally. Drink it 3 x per day before meals. *
~ Dr Mercola .. Less Can Be More, Research Shows: Maximizing Health Benefits of Exercise By Finding Your “Goldilock’s Zone”
* Avoiding fructose and other grain carbohydrates is a critical element of a successful weight loss strategy. This includes sports or energy drinks and fruit juices (even if they’re freshly squeezed) … Read complete article at site …
NUTS for You!
Almonds ~ 1/4c = 1/4c milk’s calcium
Pistachios ~ 1oz = 1/2 a banana of 310 mg of potassium ( crucial for nerve central & muscle function)
Walnuts ~ 1/4c 91% of daily value omega 3′s (boots brain function, lowers inflammatory disease risk like arthritis & psoriasis)
Soy Nuts ~ rich in isoflavones – protect bones & heart (not a nut)
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July 25, 2012
Dr. Oz recently featured Raspberry Ketone as a great natural weight
loss alternative. He praised it for its ability to effectively
target fat cells and increase the hormones in your body that allow
you to get thinner more effectively. He was impressed with how
quickly most users experienced results from Raspberry Ketone, with
many seeing a difference in as little as one week!
~ ~ Fit Sugar … The Ultimate Guide to Weight Loss: 56 Tips and Tricks to Drop Pounds Now
~ Dr Steve Sisskind … Which of These 4 Hormones Makes You Skinny?
* Adipodectin, Grehlin, Insulin, Cortisol … A video well worth watching!
~ Diet Doctor … Real food for your health! … Do you want to eat real food (as much as you like) and improve your health and weight? It may sound too good to be true, but LCHF (Low Carb, High Fat) is a method that has been used for 150 years. Now, modern science backs it up with proof that it works. There is no weighing your food, no counting, no bizarre “meal replacements,” no pills. There is just real food and common sense. And all the advice here is 100 percent free.
~ Alltopics … Weight-Loss offers diet plans, pills, body mass index and other helpful tools. Here readers can find the latest news and diet information as well as delicious recipes to help readers achieve their dietary goals. Articles are constantly updated, rated by popularity and gathered from every source on the Web.
~ Weight Loss Help and Tips … Weight loss tips, fitness and diet tips for fast, natural and easy weight loss from experts for everyone…
~ Prevention … Weight Loss: Weight Loss Tips, Diets, Flat Belly Diet … How to lose weight fast with weight loss tips, low-calorie diets, healthy diet plans, and healthy recipes that reduce belly fat, boost metabolism, and help you cut …
~ Free Weight Loss Tips … Site gives you hundreds of free weight loss tips and discusses weight loss programs, weight loss methods and many other ways to help you loss weight.
~ Fitness Magazine … Smart weight-loss tips, simple weight-loss tricks, and easy diet ideas for fast and easy weight loss.
~ Mayo Clinic … Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
~ Livestrong … Improve your health, lifestyle, diet nutrition with Weight Loss Tips news, facts, tips, other information. Educate yourself about Weight Loss Tips help yourself and …
~ 101 Weight Loss … Visit for quick, easy, safe & healthy weight loss tips. Articles on diets, pills, plans, programs and more.
Some prescription drugs may also be hindering your weight loss efforts or may even cause weight gain. According to the experts, more than 50 commonly used drugs can have these types of effects. Some of these are:
~ Prednisone -A steroid prescribed for respiratory ailments.
~ Elavil – An antidepressant.
~ Tofranil – Another antidepressant.
~ Zyprexia – In drug that addresses psychosis.
~ Diabeta – For diabetic patients.
~ Diabinese – Another commonly used drug for diabetes.
~ Prevacid – Anti hurt-burn
~ Nexium – Another anti hurt-burn drug.
Ask your pharmacist about the drugs you take in relation to preventing your weight loss…
~ Weight Loss Go … Do you want to lose weight? I show you how, with a huge collection of over 100 weight loss tips and easy weight loss solutions to make losing weight easy and achievable. Known celeb diet links listed…
~ Pinterest … Posts on weight loss… Infinite topics at your fingertips!
All Things Food and Diet – FatSecret
~ Fat Secret … Popular diets listed, 59 pages to search through… Has Info, journals, diet talk, recipes, tips, members categories for each diet… Find great meal ideas, diet tools, community support and more as you discover a world of healthy eating…
A Compendium on Nutrition, Health, & Fitness
~ Examine … Examine.com is a compendium on on nutrition, health, fitness, and supplements. Everything on Examine.com is backed with citations to published scientific … Obsessed with facts!
~ Trim Down Club Program … Powerful tools such as menu planner, progress meter and diet journal. lose weight while eating your favorite foods. Track your success and monitor your results.
~ To join Trim Down Club, you must pay a one time fee of $47 to get the Quick Start Guide, the Trim Down Main Program, the Trim Down Club Cookbook, the Guide to Food Shopping the Proper Way, and all the available online tools.
~ Video: http://www.info.trimdownclub.com/introduction.html
~ Recipes: http://www.trimdownclub.com/view-recipes/
Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food
~ Local harvest … Locally grown produce anywhere in the country! Use our map to locate farmers markets, family farms, CSAs, farm stands, and u-pick produce in your area …
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May 25, 2012
~ The US wants everyone to be Diabetic! (on a statin drug)
~ Your doctor loves you once he diagnosis you with Diabetes… You will be his lifelong patient!
~ Some Diabetes can be reversed, made less of a problem, etc…
~ Some people are born naturally Diabetic no matter what they try…
I suggest keeping up on ongoing research, join forums and groups… Plus change your lifestyle if you need to for your health…
~ Valuable info, tips, ways, etc… is found in 1st hand experiences, forums and groups…
~ Surgeries i am in favor of after trying non invasive methods…
~ BE SURE to have all your hormone levels checked… Check your mineral levels… Check your Serum Insulin level… Check your nutrient levels… BE SURE 1st before surgery please!
~ Mefformin is the generic for brand name Glucophage!
~ Doctors and pharmacies push Metformin, refuse it or try it for a week or two…
~ Metformin may cause discomfort as in headache and/or nausea in most people… Headaches are your body telling you its allergic or does not like the drug! (Budweiser is the only beer with many chemicals in it! Most people get headaches every time they drink it! Hmmmm!)
Recommended reading: Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes: A Review of the Research for Adults
This summary covers the research on the benefits and possible side effects of medicines to lower or control your blood sugar. It will help you talk with your doctor or other health care professional to decide which medicines are best for you.
A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia
Last reviewed: August 31, 2011.
Diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood.
~ Gestational diabetes
~ Metabolic syndrome
~ Type 1 diabetes
~ Type 2 diabetes
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin, resistance to insulin, or both.
To understand diabetes, it is important to first understand the normal process by which food is broken down and used by the body for energy. Several things happen when food is digested:
~ A sugar called glucose enters the bloodstream. Glucose is a source of fuel for the body.
~ An organ called the pancreas makes insulin. The role of insulin is to move glucose from the bloodstream into muscle, fat, and liver cells, where it can be used as fuel.
People with diabetes have high blood sugar because their body cannot move sugar into fat, liver, and muscle cells to be stored for energy. This is because either:
~ Their pancreas does not make enough insulin
~ Their cells do not respond to insulin normally
~ Both of the above
There are three major types of diabetes. The causes and risk factors are different for each type:
~ Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in children, teens, or young adults. In this disease, the body makes little or no insulin. Daily injections of insulin are needed. The exact cause is unknown.
~ Type 2 diabetes makes up most of diabetes cases. It most often occurs in adulthood, but teens and young adults are now being diagnosed with it because of high obesity rates. Many people with type 2 diabetes do not know they have it.
~ Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops at any time during pregnancy in a woman who does not have diabetes.
Diabetes affects more than 20 million Americans. Over 40 million Americans have pre-diabetes (early type 2 diabetes).
High blood sugar levels can cause several symptoms, including:
~ Blurry vision
~ Excess thirst
~ Frequent urination
~ Weight loss
Because type 2 diabetes develops slowly, some people with high blood sugar have no symptoms.
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes develop over a short period of time. People may be very sick by the time they are diagnosed.
Signs and tests
A urine analysis may be used to look for high blood sugar. However, a urine test alone does not diagnose diabetes.
Your health care provider may suspect that you have diabetes if your blood sugar level is higher than 200 mg/dL. To confirm the diagnosis, one or more of the following tests must be done.
~ Fasting blood glucose level — diabetes is diagnosed if it is higher than 126 mg/dL twice. Levels between 100 and 126 mg/dL are called impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes. These levels are risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
~ Hemoglobin A1c test –
~ Normal: Less than 5.7%
~ Pre-diabetes: 5.7% – 6.4%
~ Diabetes: 6.5% or higher
~ Oral glucose tolerance test — diabetes is diagnosed if glucose level is higher than 200 mg/dL after 2 hours. (This test is used more often for type 2 diabetes.)
Screening for type 2 diabetes in people who have no symptoms is recommended for:
~ Overweight children who have other risk factors for diabetes, starting at age 10 and repeated every 2 years
~ Overweight adults (BMI greater than 25) who have other risk factors
~ Adults over age 45, repeated every 3 years
~ The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes…
~ Mayo Clinic … Diabetes — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatments of several types of diabetes…
~ Drugs.com … Check all drugs, dosage, look, side effects, over the counter effects, brand name, generic, etc….
~ MedTV … Nov 9, 2011 – Statins are commonly used to treat high cholesterol and prevent related health conditions. This eMedTV segment provides a complete list of all …
~ Diabetes Daily … 2 common diet habits that don’t work! … Good source of info and a nice forum….
~ Health.com … Info on Diabetes and what to do, etc…
~ Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
~ National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
~ National Diabetes Education Program
~ National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
*statin drug list*
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April 16, 2012
IR – Insulin Resistance
Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it properly. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps the body use glucose for energy. Glucose is a form of sugar that is the body’s main source of energy.
When people are insulin resistant, their muscle, fat, and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin. As a result, their bodies need more insulin to help glucose enter cells. The pancreas tries to keep up with this increased demand for insulin by producing more. Eventually, the pancreas fails to keep up with the body’s need for insulin. Excess glucose builds up in the bloodstream, setting the stage for diabetes. Many people with insulin resistance have high levels of both glucose and insulin circulating in their blood at the same time.
IR effects so many of us by way of Diabetes, PCOS, and on & on involving your endocrine system plus more systems … 3 of 4 in the medical doctor pool are suggesting natural ways to manage your IR condition today… Ask your doctor!
~ Look in to the natural possibilities to manage your IR…
~ I am against poisoning my body with drugs… A natural babe with most i say…
~ April 2012: I’m back on Glucophage XR 500mg/daily i must use to get rid of my IR fat i call it… Errrr! Gluc is like a “miracle” pill for me… The side effects are mostly pluses too…
~ I have tried losing the IR fat a few months now with no luck… My body started taking from my muscle mass! Clue- peeing like a race horse at times…
~ My Asian MD in California told me to use Glucophage XR as a maintenance pill… I may have to split the pill or take it every other day, etc… per him to find what works for me…
From: Insulite Laboratories
Medical research has now identified insulin resistance as a serious condition that causes your cells to become insensitive to insulin. When people suffering from excess weight or obesity fail to address insulin resistance, the possibility of severe complications such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and sexual dysfunction can dramatically accelerate.
The medical community is now beginning to understand how vital it is for our cells to receive the correct amounts of nutrients and minerals – such as alpha-lipoic acid, chromium, vitamin D and magnesium – in order to effectively process insulin and glucose.
In order to process insulin and glucose properly you need to have these nutrients and mineral levels checked:
~ alpha-lipoic acid
~ vitamin D
~ Insulite Laboratories … IR, Metabolic Syndrome, PCOS, etc…
~ From: Pat Sonnenstuhl, RN, CNM, Nutrition Support … Extensive information on topics…
~ National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse …
March 24, 2008
Thankyou Mary Kate
:::: Biochemical Features in PCOS ::::
Increased Fasting Insulin
Increased Insulin Resistance
Increased LH/FSH ratio
Increased LH pulse frequency
Increased C-Reactive Protein
Increased blood sugar
Increased MMP-2 and MMP-9
Increased Granulosa Cell VEGF
Increased 5 alpha-reductase activity
Increased Estrone (E1)
Increased Estrone/Estradiol (E1/E2) ratio
Increased Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1)
Increased Nuclear transcription factor kappa beta (NF-KappaB) activation
Increased insulin receptor serine phosphorylation
Increased melatonin production
Increased serum neopterin levels
Increased Anti-mullerian hormone
Decreased SHBG levels
Decreased Antioxidant status
Decreased Hypothalamic sensitivity
Decreased GnRH pulse generator sensitivity to inhibition by estradiol and progesterone
Decreased progesterone in early luteal phase
Decreased GH (other studies say GH is increased)
Decreased insulin receptor tyrosine phosphorylation
Decreased nitric oxide production
Lipolytic Catecholamine Resistance
Possible Adrenal insufficiency
Possible insufficient central beta-endorphin inhibition
Possible increased Progesterone
Possible increased LDL Cholesterol
Possible decreased HDL Cholestero
There is conflicting evidence for some of the features listed above. Everyone will have different features and symptoms. Many women will not have high blood sugar, for example. That may come in later stages after insulin resistance takes its toll.
As one study put it: “Polycystic ovary syndrome describes a conformational ovarian state that may be the final common manifestation of several pathogenic pathways.”
These features share many features in common with diabetes and hyperinsulinemia.