Thursday, June 22, 2017

A New Concept In Weight Loss


A researcher and physician at Yale University analyzed more than 700 studies on weight loss. Here's what he found – every one of the diets he investigated worked for some people. Some even had as high as a 30% success rate. What this means is you might succeed by matching the right diet to the dieter and a key element is finding one that matches up with your natural preferences. For example, if you enjoy fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods you'll do well on a low-fat diet. One size doesn't fit all seems to apply to weight loss as well as clothing.

So…experiment with diets that that allow you to eat foods that you enjoy already whether its Atkins, Weight Watchers or Ornish.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Exercise and Talking For Fibromyalgia Relief


Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia compared drug and nondrug treatments by analyzing 49 studies involving 2,066 people. They found that people who used regular physical activity and cognitive behavioral therapy which involves substituting positive thoughts and feelings for negative ones felt less pain and fatigue and performed daily tasks more easily than those taking just drugs.

So…if you know someone with fibromyalgia suggest they do walking, swimming, yoga 30 minutes every other day. Also suggest they experiment with cognitive behavioral therapy or a half an hour of meditation five or six times a week.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

You Want To Fall Asleep Then Warm Your Feet


A study published in Nature found that warm feet and hands may help you fall asleep. It turned out that warm extremities were closely tied to falling asleep quickly. Grandma knew what she was talking when she said bed socks were good for you. Just make sure you're not too warm under the covers.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

As You Age, Watch Those Drugs

The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported that one in five Americans over 65 has been improperly prescribed drugs – mainly barbiturates and tranquilizers. These drugs can impair balance, cause fatigue and mental confusion. As a matter of fact, experts believe that one in four admissions to nursing homes involves drugs. An example would be hip fractures. The fall that causes the fracture is often a result of the person losing their balance because of taking sedatives and tranquilizers.

One way of understanding this statistic is that the number of pharmacy alerts to patients on potential problems with the mix of drugs they are taking jumped from 3.4 million per year in 1999 to 7.9 million in 2002.

So…elderly people need to be more careful of the drugs they are taking. The more they are taking the more they can have problems.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Speaking Of Joints

Besides lowering your risk of bone fractures, Vitamin D may also reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. A recent study found that women who took more than 200 IUs a day of Vitamin D had a 33% lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

If you take a supplement, make sure it has around 400 IUs of Vitamin D.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A New Way To Build Your Joints


There's a new nutritional component for protecting your joints that comes from avocado and soybeans. It's been used in Europe for nearly a decade and is called FASU. In studies it's been shown to help improve joint mobility, stimulate collagen synthesis which is critical in building cartilage and strengthening connective tissue. It also promotes greater joint lubrication and helps ease joint discomfort.

The only place I am currently aware of that has it in a formulation is through www.drwhitaker.com where it's in a supplement called Joint Essentials.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

TV May Cause Attention Deficit In Kids

A study published in Pediatrics had parents of 1,345 children aged 1 and 3 report on their children's viewing habits. The researchers found that for every hour of TV the children regularly watched on a daily basis they increased their chances of developing attention deficit disorders later in life by 10 percent. This means that kids who watched three to four hours daily had a 30 to 40% increase in risk. The researchers believe it’s the unrealistically fast-paced visual images typical of most TV programming that may be altering normal brain development.

From the research that's been done in the field of Brain Gym, this over stimulation may cause the survival part of the brain to increase its development. This means the child has a reduced ability to focus and concentrate while acting restless and impulsive and being easily confused.

So…if you have very young children, do your best to not turn the TV into their babysitter.