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Something different for Saturday

Posted Aug 27 2009 10:43pm

THBDiet Soda Makes You Fat?

Avoid sodas… even if they are diet.

Sodas will make you fat. And they lead to other health problems. That “innocent” low-cal diet soda is really danger in a can.

A published study tracked the diets of men and women for nine years. Those who drank just one can of diet soda a day increased their risk of metabolic syndrome by 34%.  Metabolic syndrome is a collection of symptoms that lead to diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases like cancer.

Just one can of diet soda a day puts you at almost a 10% higher risk of metabolic syndrome than eating a diet of fried foods! And regular soda isn’t any better. Another study found that it’s also associated metabolic syndrome.

The average American drinks an estimated 56 gallons of soft drinkseach year.  No wonder over 50 million Americans have metabolic syndrome!

Instead of soft drinks, drink spring water or purified water. For a little added flavor, add fresh orange or lemon slices… even raspberries. You can even try a splash of natural fruit juice.  For a change of pace, try iced tea or lemonade. If you like a little sweetness, add a touch of stevia — a natural calorie-free sweetener that you can find in any health food store.

Eat the Way You Want… And Burn Fat at the Same Time

It’s true: You can lose weight without changing your diet and without spending an hour a day doing sit-ups or sweating away on the stair machine. 

You see, you’re born with a secret weapon that will keep your heart strong, your lungs healthy, and your body trim and fit. All you need to know is how to set it off.

It doesn’t take 45 minutes of jumping up and down in aerobics class or jogging until your legs feel like rubber. And it doesn’t require a diet of tofu burgers and rice cakes.

It’s much better … much easier … and much more effective … than either of those.

But don’t take my word for it. Let’s take a look at the facts …

THB The Science of the Mind

Science is beginning to learn that the vast majority of us can avoid Alzheimer’s in our later years.  The secret is a healthy lifestyle.  In this important article, Dr. Joe McCaffrey presents some fascinating research on two natural substances that seem to scrub Alzheimer’s-causing plaque from the brain.

One of these substances is totally free.  The other one costs only pennies a day.  How much better can it get?

These So-Called "Side Effects" of AgingAre NOT Inevitable

Memory lapses are embarrassing… Even frightening. Yet we write them off as "senior moments"… "Normal" effects of aging we can do nothing about.

But you do NOT have to suffer from these "side effects" of aging.

This is the breakthrough finding of Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. , founder of the non-profit Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation, America’s #1 brain longevity specialist, and author of a groundbreaking report on memory loss.  

According to Dr. Dharma, many forms of chronic memory loss can be reduced, reversed, and even TOTALLY eliminated.

Find out how you can reduce, reverse, and eliminate chronic memory loss, turning your brain into a virtual “memory magnet” right here.

THB Good for What Ails You

Bill Douglas has a low cost alternative to expensive health care costs.  Even Harvard University agrees with him.   They say his solution has health benefits for people with arthritis, breast cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s, and even low bone density.

Bill Douglas is a tai chi instructor. He believes the ancient Chinese art is the best medicine for the chronic stress that is rampant in modern society.  According to the CDC, up to 90% of doctor visits are stress related. 

Douglas is so sure that tai chi is a long term health solution that will save the US trillions of dollars, that soon he will be making a presentation to the National Institutes of Health.  Part of his plan is to take tai chi into hospitals, senior centers and public schools. 

The beauty of tai chi he says is that, “you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape, or the best of health.”

Tai chi is a self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching.   The slow graceful movements are based on a series of postures that flow into the next without pausing. Harvard has gone so far as to call it, “medication in motion.”  Not a bad endorsement…

It’s easy to find tai chi instructors in most communities.  Check out adult ed classes, private studios, and community centers for beginner classes.  With tai chi, it’s never too late to start your own personal health care reform.  

THB The Sixth Biggest Killer in the US

I really did a double take when I read the following headline: Omega-3 deficiency causes 96,000 US deaths per year, say researchers.   The study which was funded by the CDC used a mathematical model to determine how many lives could have been saved with better lifestyle choices. 

While some critics say the results could be skewed by not including factors such as vitamin D deficiency, there is no doubt that most of us are not getting enough omega-3’s in our diet. 

You should aim for at least one gram of omega-3 fatty acids per day. One serving of wild salmon contains about that much. And grass-fed beef is also an excellent source of omega-3s. But the best way to get your omega-3s every day is to take a high quality fish oil supplement. The brand we recommend is Carlson’s. It has 1.6 grams per teaspoon.

Include these foods and a supplement in your diet and it’s easy to avoid being a CCD statistic.

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