~ March 2008 - Shedding Those Winter Pounds - New Strategies
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- Burn Away Excess Body Fat
By Julius Goepp, MD
Why is burning white body fat so critical? Because new studies show there is a significant decrease in resting energy expenditure as humans age. If you've ever wondered why diet and exercise so often fails to produce meaningful weight loss, scientific research shows that with normal aging, metabolism slows significantly, while white body fat mass increases.
Up until now, people seeking to boost their resting metabolic rate had to rely on compounds that produced unpleasant stimulating effects. That has all changed with the discovery of a new carotenoid that safely increases resting energy expenditure at the cellular level--with none of the side effects associated with high-dose ephedra.
In this article, we look at the recent studies that document the impressive ability of this carotenoid to reduce body fat while simultaneously providing a range of life-saving health benefits.
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- The Seven Pillars of Successful Weight Loss
By William Faloon
When it comes to weight loss, mainstream medicine has recommended "diet and exercise" for so long that this phrase has become more of a cliché than any kind of momentous scientific communication.
The fact is that aging people need to do a lot more than reduce calorie intake and increase physical activity if they are going to lose and keep off excess body fat.
In this article, we succinctly address the seven steps that most overweight aging people should follow if they are to achieve optimal removal of surplus body fat. This multi-step program is analogous to the "drug cocktails" that doctors now use to control HIV infections in a way that enables patients to live for decades instead of less than one year, as was the case when the disease first manifested.
The Seven Pillars of Successful Weight Loss are also analogous to what progressive oncologists are doing to cure cancer today by administering multiple therapies designed to neutralize the numerous survival mechanisms cancer cells use to escape eradication.
In some respects, the uncontrolled proliferation and size of adipocytes (fat cells) in the aging body is like a benign tumor growing in our abdomens, buttocks, and other areas of the body where it is unwanted.
Those seeking to lose weight should consider making these Seven Pillars of Successful Weight Loss a regular part of their health-maintenance program.
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- Just Say "NO" to most CAT SCANS
By Michael Ozner, MD
When cardiac CAT scans are used during an emergency situation, they can provide critical diagnostic information about coronary blood flow that can help save a patient's life. This is the moment in which this technology shines.
Unfortunately, these machines produce an astounding amount of radiation exposure for the patient, often the equivalent of up to 750 chest X-rays. The problem is that too many health care professionals casually recommend these scans to patients who are asymptomatic and who just want to know what's going on inside their bodies. The radiation exposure from these tests can often lead to DNA breaks that may foster the initiation of cancer.
The medical profession may thus be on the verge of creating a dramatic increase in the number of cancer cases due to excess use of diagnostic tests that expose the patient to dangerously high levels of radiation. In fact, some of these tests expose the patient to more radiation than experienced by Japanese survivors of the atomic bomb blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
In this article, we will discuss how to balance the benefits and risks of CAT scans to maximize your current and future state of health.
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- Ward Off Chronic Yeast and Bacterial Infections
By Dale Kiefer
Powerful drugs exist to eradicate most acute yeast and bacterial infections. Yet if the conditions that make one vulnerable to these pathogens are not corrected, these organisms too often return.
Women frequently encounter yeast infections in their vaginal tissues. Likewise, chronic urinary tract bacterial infections cause significant misery for tens of millions of women annually.
New studies reveal that restoring healthy probiotic flora significantly protects against these types of chronic infections.
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- Why a 100% Effective Diet Pill Would Lead to a Health Catastrophe
By William Faloon
local television personality I have known for years called to state he was finally ready to take every supplement I recommended. "Why the change?" I asked. It turned out that this television personality had developed full-blown type II diabetes.
My response was not what this shaken, newly diagnosed diabetic expected. I first related how I reduced my own calorie intake by mentally classifying most foods as "poisons." Instead of viewing dangerous foods as treats, I instead visualize the damage inflicted on my DNA with each bite. Even when I succumb to culinary temptations, I now typically spit out the first bite and discard the dangerous food in the trash. Seeing garbage food in the trash (instead of feeling it in my bloated belly) conveys a sense of empowerment.
I told the TV personality: "You know what foods have made you diabetic. If you are unable to psychologically view these food groups as lethal toxins, there is little I can do to help you now."
Just 45 days later, I received a pleasant call. My stark lecture about eating oneself to death had such a powerful impact that this TV personality changed his diet and lost 25 pounds. "Now," I told him, "was the time to design a supplement program to improve insulin sensitivity and help protect against diabetic complications."
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- Featured Product: - Japanese and Russian scientists recently discovered a novel compound in marine vegetables that could be the best strategy to counter the growing weight problem experienced by modern societies. Fucoxanthin (FU-CO-ZAN-THIN), a natural carotenoid, possesses strong thermogenic and visceral fat reducing properties that may support a normal metabolic rate and contribute to healthy weight management.
Fucoxanthin also appears to stimulate the liver to produce DHA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid, which helps support already normal cholesterol levels, and can be used to protect against weight gain and heart problems.
By stimulating the expression of the uncoupling protein1 (UPC-1) gene in the mitochondria of fat cells, fucoxanthin promotes thermogenesis (fat burning) in white fat cells. White fat cells are those that accumulate in the liver and around the belly as a result of being overweight.
This supplement should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise program. Results may vary.
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Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving
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Dosage and Use:
Take one softgel three times daily with food and at least 8 oz of water, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Clinical research indicates that it may take 6 weeks of consecutive use to experience significant thermogenic response.
Maeda H et al. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Jul 1;332(2):392-7.
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