Ketogenic Lifestyle

The KETOGENIC LIFESTYLE  does not require counting calories, restricted portion sizes, maintaining a rigorous exercise regime or superhuman willpower to succeed.

The KETOGENIC LIFESTYLE offers an entirely different approach to weight loss and in the process many improvements to your health. Due to the use of ketogenic foods based on high fat, low [Read more…]

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of intentional relaxation and focusing, a state between wakefulness and sleep. It can be described as a co-operative interaction and enhanced capacity to responds to suggestions presented by the hypnotist.

Typical uses of clinical hypnosis include the elimination of addictions, assist in weight loss, control anxieties, promote self-improvement and performance, including pain management and overall well-being.

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Surviving Sugar Addiction

Our world is filled with intensely pleasurable treats and they have become part of our lifestyles and routines.  That spoonful of sugar makes your coffee taste better and dessert can feel like the best part of the meal.

Some of the sugar cravings are relentless and usually happen when you need a boost of energy like mid morning or the middle of the afternoon.

Sugar can be used to sweeten a cup of coffee, tea or soda or consumed [Read more…]

Fatigue and Depression

Being sluggish and tired is often caused by foods low in nutritional values and by a lack of exercise. This makes sense, when we are tired we tend to be less active and by being less active we are prone to burn less calories. This is a recipe for low energy and weight gain.

This situation is sabotaging all our best intentions to stay fit and active and can lead to frustration and depression, accompanied by negative thoughts and more destructive behaviour. [Read more…]

Causes of Weight Gain

There are many causes for gaining weight, but some of the main reasons are related to our genetic make-up. Every cell in the body has a central control system, the nucleus which controls our genes and chromosomes.

The blueprint or operational manual responsible for our physical make-up, our hereditary traits and natural inclinations are stored in our DNA. [Read more…]

Original Ancient Grains

Due to the interest in living healthier lifestyles there is a renewed interest in ancient grains. A rise in food allergies is making wheat and especially gluten one of the most controversial foods in recent years.

Research has shown that ancient grains often provide a richer source of nutrients such as protein, Vitamin B2, iron, phosphorus, copper, selenium, manganese, magnesium, calcium, zinc and many others. [Read more…]

Food is Information

Every bite, every calorie we consume is sending a signal to our body. And just like an instructional manual it is providing step by step directions of how the calories consumed have different biological effects.

Some of these calories are addictive, such as sugar and chocolate, some are promoting weight gain and create a variety of health conditions and [Read more…]

The Amazing Benefits of Oil Pulling

Astonishing results have been accomplished by practicing the age old Ayurvedic tradition of oil pulling. The exciting factor of this healing method is its simplicity. All it takes is a tablespoon of cold pressed sesame, sunflower or unrefined coconut oil to get to some of the root causes of chronic conditions and health problems.

It is most beneficial to practice oil pulling in the morning before brushing your teeth, before breakfast – on an empty stomach. The art [Read more…]

Fasting to Kick-Start Your Weight Loss

dreamstime_m_5546688Fasting can play an important part in getting you started to lose weight and is beneficial for overweight and obese individuals. A fast can last as little as 12 hours or can be extended to a period of 7 days.

Intermittent fasting has been embraced by many religions as a form of cleansing and great ancient personalities like Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Pythagoras promoted water fasting as a way to remove toxins and impurities from the body. [Read more…]

Which Diets Works Best?

Which Diet Works BestThere are many different weight loss plans and products available today. Most will give you some results while others are strictly a temporary fad created by someone’s imagination. Most restrictions of high fat, high carbs and high sugar will temporarily work and could give you the desired results if you could only stick to it long enough and modify your overall eating habits. [Read more…]

Essential Amino Acids

Proteins are made up of smaller molecules called amino acids – these are the building blocks needed for growth, maintenance and repair. Some can be produced by our own body, while we must get others from the foods we eat. [Read more…]

Acidophilus (Lactobacillus) and Bifidobacterium

Our good bacteria is most commonly disrupted by excessive sugar and carbohydrate consumption, stress, drinking chlorinated water, excessive alcohol consumption and the frequent use of colas and other carbonated beverages.

Most over the counter medications and prescriptions of anti-biotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers and anti-biotics are also to blame for an interruption in our good bowel flora flora. [Read more…]

The Ultimate Weight Loss Formula

 The average person will gain approximately two pounds per year and that doesn’t seem to be much of a concern, but over the period of 10 years this amounts to about 20 pounds, over 20 years to 40 pounds and over a period of 30 years it can add up to 60 pounds.

One day you look in the mirror and you ask yourself “How did this happen”. You know the answer. Even if you have been following a reasonably healthy lifestyle, a slower metabolism and a sedentary lifestyle can make you gain weight in all the wrong places. There is a way to lose weight quickly and safely.

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Carbs and Sugar

dreamstime_m_53705203 (1)-xCarbohydrates consist of complex long-chain and short-chain carbohydrates or sugars.  All the cells – the cells in the brain – more than the rest – depend on glucose for energy and to function properly. The body makes glucose by splitting complex sugars and carbohydrates into their basic units – mostly sugar. [Read more…]

15 Ways To Leave Your Blubber

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This book presents an entertaining and yet serious look at today’s obesity epidemic – explaining step by step the actions required to a permanent weight loss.  An easy to understand guide to a healthier and slimmer you.

With entertaining illustrations it is an easy read and an enjoyable experience not to be missed. If you are serious about weight loss, this could be the answer you have been looking for.

 

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Syndrome X

If you are putting on weight around the waistline despite healthy eating habits. If you feel constantly tired, relying on snacks or coffee to get you through the day? The problem might be Syndrome X.

A commonly accepted definition of Syndrome X, also referred to as metabolic syndrome, might be a generalized disorder whose four main symptoms are hyperglycemia (a greater than normal amount of glucose in the blood)  hyper-lipidemia (an excess level of blood fat), [Read more…]

The Four Basic Female Body Shapes

The female figure is a combination of a woman’s skeletal structure and the quantity and distribution of muscle and fat. A woman’s body type is often expressed by bust, waist and hip measurements.

Estrogen level have a significant impact on a female’s body shape, especially during the productive years. Besides other functions, estrogen promotes the development of female secondary sexual characteristics, such as breasts and the widening of the hips. [Read more…]

White Fat vs Brown Fat

In humans and mammals two types of adipose tissue or fats are present. Brown fat is mostly found in infants and hibernating mammals – white adipose tissue or white fat is common in adults. One of its functions is to store the extra calories, nutrients and energy and it is also responsible for ever expanding waistlines, muffin tops, love handles and bulging thighs. [Read more…]

The Net Carb Solution To Weight Loss

dreamstime_m_25269138-sMost Diets require that you actually count calories, restrict carbohydrates and/or fats during that period. Net Carbs, which represent the total carbohydrate content of the foods minus the fiber content reflect the grams of carbohydrate that significantly impact your blood sugar level.

These are the only carbs you need to count, the only carbs that are important. Foods that are low in Net Carbs such as a variety of [Read more…]

Do You Have A Slow Metabolism?

Do you have a slow metabolismDo you know people that can eat whatever they want and never gain an ounce? They have great skin and hair, toned muscles and lots of energy.  And then there are people that eat very little and still put on the pounds.

Often we hear the expression of people having a slow metabolism. [Read more…]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Eating healthy is a challenge with so many different food choices available.  If you think that fat is responsible for your weight gain you are right, but there are other factors. Being over-weight is much more complicated and cannot be blamed on fats alone.

It’s simple, people who get little physical activity and eat a diet high in calories are going to gain weight. Hereditary factors, age, sex, and lifestyle also play part and contribute to weight-gain. [Read more…]

Successful weight loss and healthy weight management.

It is important to look at a plan that includes strategies for a proven weight loss method followed by a maintenance or lifestyle program to maintain weight loss. There is nothing more disappointing than regaining the weight after an enormous amount of dedication and hard [Read more…]

Chocolate Cravings

If that craving for chocolate sometimes feels like it is coming from deep in your gut, that’s because it may be. A small study points to a biological basis for chocolate craving that has major implications for your health and weight and is linked to the type of bacteria living in people’s digestive system. [Read more…]

Digestion Starts in the Mouth

dreamstime_s_684917During a person=s lifetime, more than 30 tons of food pass through the digestive tract.

It is important to chew food thoroughly before swallowing it because digestion begins in the mouth. Enzymes are able to alkalize food, break down toxins and activate microbial activity. [Read more…]

Hypothyroidism: an unsuspected cause of fatigue and obesity

An unsuspecting cause of fatigue and obesity could be hypothyroidism. When the thyroid gland is underperforming, the deficiency can lead to other symptoms or conditions, including hypoglycemia, hypertension, depression, arthritis, insomnia and heart attack. Fatigue and obesity may be the most common complaints, but few medical doctors immediately detect hypothyroidism, as the cause. [Read more…]

Weight-loss

dreamstime_m_57081121-sTo lose weight one must obviously consume fewer calories than are expended. However to specifically target fat loss other factors must be taken into consideration along with a program to maintain this weight-loss. The body has three sources of energy from which to draw to meet its metabolic needs: carbohydrates (sugars), lipids (fats) and proteins. [Read more…]

Leptin and Obesity

One would think that eating too much would result in an abundance of nutritional support for cells. But being overweight and undernourished at the same time is a reality that is just beginning to be understood.

Overweight people often suffer from gross malnutrition because the nutritional values of the basic foods available to us have been steadily dropping. Excessive caloric intake from too many processed white [Read more…]

Let food be your medicine

“Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food.” Hippocrates 377-460 BC

Even today our health would be greatly improved if we would follow these guidelines. The art of eating foods for their medicinal value dates back more than 5000 years. Food and herbs were eaten because of [Read more…]