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Why can’t I lose weight?

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It seems all my attempts to lose weight and get rid of my belly fat fail. Is there hope for me?

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Is life really overwhelming. or are you just stressed out?

Question I feel totally overwhelmed by life and like I can barely cope. I can’t quit my job, give away my children, or afford a cook and a housecleaner. Is there anything I can do for my stress levels? Answer Sometimes you can dramatically alter a stressful life simply by addressing your own stress physiology. By supporting the body’s stress mechanisms the same daily duties seem less taxing. Are you in adrenal overdrive or adrenal fatigue? Americans are notoriously stressed out and frequently produce either too much or not enough of the stress hormone cortisol, both of which impact how […]

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Hormones as Markers to Predict Obesity

This research was conducted in Spain last year, and looked at the influence of certain hormones as predictors of weight gain after a diet, something most of us have encountered at some time!  Their conclusion was that hormones could be considered in determining obesity assessment outcomes. In our clinic we focus on seeking the underlying barriers that may be preventing people from getting to their desired weight. These often include environmental stressors that have to be addressed before any health program,  including sustained weight loss, can work effectively. From The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Vol. 95, No. 11 […]

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Subtle Hormone Changes Can Increase Your Weight

Often when people receive blood test or other lab results, they are told that their results are normal, yet people know that  their body is not working the way it is supposed to be working. The authors of this research from Denmark demonstrate that even small increases in a hormone function, in this case TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone produced in the pituitary gland, which activates thyroid production of  mostly T4), is associated with increased weight. What is particularly interesting to me is that the actual thyroid levels in this research did not show a correlation with BMI (body mass index). […]

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Erectile Dysfunction and NSAID Use

This article comes from Medscape  and references the Journal of Urology. ER can arise from multiple causes, often ocurring simultaneously. The author noted research showing a strong association with NSAID use and erectile dysfunction, even after confounding variables or comorbidities such as age, hypertension, smoking, vascular or heart disease, weight or diabetes were adjusted for. Regular NSAID Use Linked to Erectile Dysfunction Laurie Barclay, MD March 7, 2011 — Regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with erectile dysfunction (ED), according to the results of a prospective cohort study reported online February 21 and in the April print […]

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Fighting and Helping to Prevent Cancer with Foods.

For those interested in cancer prevention or one of the mechanisms that the body uses to handle cancer, apoptosis, a type of programed cell death,  the summary that I have included below of this article addresses  how functional foods (biologic agents) are being used to  help target body mechanisms to not only fight but to help prevent cancer. Elsewhere in the lengthy article, which I have omitted due to space limitations, the author quotes research stating  that dietary habits are estimated to contribute to at least 35%, but as much as 70%, of all cancers. Targeting Apoptosis with Dietary Bioactive […]

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To Aspirin or Not To Aspirin?

If you are using aspirin, Dr. Arrondo recommends that you make sure that you and your physician have discussed the risks and benefits associated with it. Here are some of the most common possible side effects: Gastrointestinal bleeding. The risk of gastrointestinal bleeding is significantly increased by long-term use of aspirin. Combining aspirin with other NSAIDs has also been shown to further increase this risk and is, therefore, not recommended. Prolonged bleeding. The property that gives aspirin its anticoagulant benefit also increases the risk of bleeding, including micro-bleeding in the brain, and slows the healing of wounds. Hives. For people […]

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Side Effects on Intestines using Non-steroidal Anti-inflamatories

Side effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on the small and large intestine in humans. Bjarnason I, Hayllar J, MacPherson AJ, Russell AS. Department of Clinical Biochemistry, King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, England. Comment in: Gastroenterology. 1993 Nov;105(5):1590. Gastroenterology. 1993 Dec;105(6):1922. Abstract BACKGROUND: It is not widely appreciated that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may cause damage distal to the duodenum. We reviewed the adverse effects of NSAIDs on the large and small intestine, the clinical implications and pathogenesis. METHODS: A systematic search was made through Medline and Embase to identify possible adverse effects of NSAIDs on the large […]

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Sugar Drinks Associated With Higher Blood Pressure

ScienceDaily (Mar. 1, 2011) — Soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as fruit drinks are associated with higher blood pressure levels in adults, researchers report in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. In the International Study of Macro/Micronutrients and Blood Pressure (INTERMAP), for every extra sugar-sweetened beverage drunk per day participants on average had significantly higher systolic blood pressure by 1.6 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure higher by 0.8 mm Hg. This remained statistically significant even after adjusting for differences in body mass, researchers said. Researchers found higher blood pressure levels in individuals who consumed […]

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Red Meat and Increased Stroke Risk for Women

Red Meat Eaters May Face Increased Stroke Risk Pauline Anderson December 29, 2010 — Women who consume at least 102 g red meat a day have a 42% higher risk for cerebral infarction than those who eat 25 g or less red meat daily, new research shows. The findings “suggest that consumption of red and processed meats may increase risk of cerebral infarction,” the authors, led by Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, from the National Institute of Environmental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, conclude. “These findings merit confirmation in additional large, prospective studies and in experimental studies on possible biological mechanisms,” they add. […]

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Stand Up For Your Health!

Physiologists analyzing obesity, heart disease, and diabetes found that the act of sitting shuts down the circulation of a fat-absorbing enzyme called lipase. They found that standing up engages muscles and promotes the distribution of lipase, which prompts the body to process fat and cholesterol, independent of the amount of time spent exercising. They also found that standing up uses blood glucose and may discourage the development of diabetes. You’re probably sitting down right now. Well, by the time you’re done reading this, you may see sitting in a whole new way! “Chair time is an insidious hazard because people […]

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Purple Fruits, Green Tea, and Alzheimer’s-MS-Parkinson’s

Eating purple fruits such as blueberries and drinking green tea can help ward off diseases including Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s, a University of Manchester report claims. New research from Professor Douglas Kell, published in the journal Archives of Toxicology, has found that the majority of debilitating illnesses are in part caused by poorly-bound iron which causes the production of dangerous toxins that can react with the components of living systems. These toxins, called hydroxyl radicals, cause degenerative diseases of many kinds in different parts of the body. In order to protect the body from these dangerous varieties of poorly-bound […]

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Link between diet and onset of mental illness

Changes in diet have been linked to a reduction of abnormal behaviors in mentally ill people or animals, but a Purdue University study shows that diet might also trigger the onset of mental illness in the first place. Joseph Garner, an associate professor of animal sciences, fed mice a diet high in sugar and tryptophan that was expected to reduce abnormal hair-pulling. Instead, mice that were already ill worsened their hair-pulling behaviors or started a new self-injurious scratching behavior, and the seemingly healthy mice developed the same abnormal behaviors. “This strain of mouse is predisposed to being either a scratcher […]

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Eating Green leafy vegetables may reduce risk of Diabetes

ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2010) — Eating more green leafy vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, finds research published online in the British Medical Journal. The authors, led by Patrice Carter at the University of Leicester, say there is a need for further investigation into the potential benefits of green leafy vegetables. In the last two decades there has been a dramatic increase in the number of individuals developing type 2 diabetes worldwide. Diets high in fruit and vegetables are known to help reduce both cancer and heart disease, but the relationship between fruit and vegetable […]

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