Weight Loss

  1. Parkinson’s disease

    The one time you DON’T want to lose weight

    Most folks would do almost anything to drop a few pounds – and they’d be THRILLED if the weight just came off by itself.

    But if you or a loved one were recently diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, weight loss might not be something to celebrate.

    It could be a warning!

    New research finds a direct link between weight loss and worsening symptoms of Parkinson’s. In short, the more fat you lose off your middle, the more control you can expect lose over your muscle, according to the study of some 1,600 Parkinson’s patients.

    Roughly 10 percent of Parkinson’s patients lose weight after their diagnosis, and when they do, they suffer a faster and more severe decline. Meanwhile, 14 percent gain weight – and they usually live with a milder form of the disease.

    The researchers would like to find out if actually gaining weight can help, but personally, I think they might be barking up the wrong tree with that one. The study DOES, however, offer something a whole lot more important than an opening for future research.

    It’s a golden ticket, right now, for the estimated 1.5 million Americans battling this often-devastating disease.

    Because while you may have heard there’s no cure… or been told the best you can do to help manage those life-wrecking symptoms is take some drugs… in reality, there ARE steps you can take right now to help slow, stop, and in some cases even reverse this condition.

    They key is taking action EARLY – because the longer it goes, the tougher it is to treat. But if we know folks losing weight have a higher risk, then we know to focus on making sure they get the help they need ASAP.

    Start by boosting your intake of vitamin D, as a 2014 study found the sunshine vitamin can help ease the tremors, shakes, and other physical problems that come with the disease.

    Another study found that a daily walk can slow Parkinson’s progression and improve quality of life.

    In addition, many cases of Parkinson’s are worsened by the accumulation of toxins in the body, especially metals. Natural detox therapies such as chelation can chase them out of your body and help put a stop to the decline.

    I run the most complete detox program in the nation, so if you’re in Southern California contact my clinic to make an appointment and we’ll get started ASAP. I’ve had patients tell me that these therapies have made all the difference in the world.

    Not in the area? I can also offer advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

  2. Obesity is deadly – even if you’re ‘fit’

    Fat and fit? Don’t bet your life on it!

    Let’s say you’re badly overweight…or even obese…but not you’re suffering from any serious health problems.

    You probably think you’re pretty fit, right? That somehow you’ve beaten the odds by staying healthy despite carrying all that extra weight.

    Well, I hate to burst your bubble, but there’s no such thing as fat AND fit.

    Even if you’re not saddled with severe health issues YET, you can bet they’re coming.

    It doesn’t matter if you have no other bad habits, like smoking or drinking to excess…and new research shows it doesn’t even matter if you exercise regularly.

    All that extra weight (and the poor diet that put it there) will eventually take its toll.

    The new study finds that, over decades, normal-weight people who are fit are 34 percent less likely to die than normal-weight people who are not fit.

    As your weight increases, however, the benefit drops…dramatically. And by the time you reach severe obesity, there’s no benefit from fitness at all.

    In fact, normal-weight people who aren’t even remotely fit – folks whose only exercise comes when they’re looking for the remote control – can expect to live longer than a “fit” obese person who is active and gets regular exercise.

    That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bother with fitness if you’re obese (or if you’re thin, for that matter). It means it’s time to bury the “fat AND fit” myth once and for all, because while you may be both of those things today, it’s not going to last.

    I’ve seen it change overnight….An overweight patient who has passed every test with flying colors suddenly suffers a heart attack…or ends up rapidly developing diabetes…

    Believe me, it’s much easier to avoid those conditions in the first place than to try to live with them and control them after they strike.

    So if you think you’re “fat AND fit” yourself, do yourself a favor and just focus on being “fit.”

    I know it seems like a lot of work, especially if you’ve let yourself go over the years. But there’s no better time to turn it around than here at the start of a New Year, when everyone gets a chance to wipe the slate clean and start over.

    I recommend a common-sense Mediterranean diet rich in heart-protecting fats and nutrients.

  3. SlimSuccess can speed weight loss

    SlimSuccess can help you lose weight three times faster without starving yourself.
  4. Pears can cut obesity risk

    Pears are packed with nutrients and essential fiber, and new research shows how eating them more often could cut your risk of obesity by more than a third.
  5. Weight loss gets tougher as you get bigger

    Weight loss is tough enough already, but new research shows how obesity can make it even more difficult to lose even a little bit of weight.
  6. Weight loss surgery industry uses holidays to sell surgeries

    New studies claim weight-loss surgery can ease everything from joint pain to sex dysfunction. But you don’t need surgery… just the weight loss!
  7. High-fiber diet can help you to lose weight

    The no-effort "diet" trick to dropping 5 pounds FAST!

    You know what drives me nuts about diets? Everyone is always telling you what NOT to eat. Avoid this, don't touch that -- and eventually, you're left with nothing but celery and rice cakes.
    No wonder so many diets fail!
    There's a much simpler way to lose weight, and it starts not by removing your favorite foods… but adding a few more of the foods you already love.
    Too good to be true? Continue reading

  8. Brown fat is the key to weight loss

    Simple herb turns your body into a fat-torching machine

    Everyone who wants to shed a few pounds talks about "burning fat," and I know some folks who've tried everything from stimulants to stomach crunches hoping to get the job done.

    Stimulants will leave you jittery, and crunches can leave you sore. And at the end of the day, odds are you'll have just as much fat around your achy, shaky middle as when you started.

    But don't give up hope.

    One of the best ways to burn fat is inside your body right now, waiting to be activated -- and the latest research finds a simple, safe and inexpensive herbal remedy could be the key to kicking it into overdrive.

    It's your brown fat. Continue reading

  9. A short walk can extend your life

    This 20-minute secret adds YEARS to your life!

    Just the word "exercise" alone is enough to make some folks break out into a cold sweat.

    But exercise isn't about how much you sweat and strain, and you certainly don't have to pony up big money to torture yourself in a gym to get fit.

    Exercise can be as simple as a brisk walk.

    You can do that, right? Of course you can -- and if you're able to walk for just 20 minutes a day, you could add YEARS to your life. That daily brisk walk is enough to move you from the "inactive" category, which comes with a risk of chronic disease and an early death, into the "moderately inactive" category. Continue reading

  10. There's no such thing as healthy obesity

    Overweight AND healthy? Not for much longer!

    Health is like the weather: Most people don't give it a second thought unless it's bad.

    But even when everything's going well, we can make predictions. When it comes to the weather, we know that certain cloud formations on the satellite images mean we can expect a storm.

    Consider your scale to be like that satellite.

    If the number is rising -- if you're afraid to even step on your scale -- THOSE are your cloud formations. There's a storm headed your way, and it's coming even if you're in otherwise perfect health today. Continue reading

  11. Weight loss surgery could be a huge mistake

    Researchers pull a fast one with bariatric surgery study

    So you know you need to lose some weight if you want to be healthy. If you're like millions of Americans, you've known it for years and have yet to do something about it.

    It's tempting to turn to a quick fix, like drugs or surgery, especially when you read the glowing mainstream media coverage of these things.

    One new study claims that obese patients who have bariatric surgery live longer than those who don't. Patients who are obese and don't have surgery die off at roughly double the rate.

    Sounds good right? Continue reading

  12. Bariatric surgery linked to vision loss

    WARNING: Weight loss surgery can STEAL your eyesight

    Bariatric surgery promises to help you to lose weight fast. A few snips in the stomach, and the pounds will just melt away.

    But you could lose a lot more than just body fat after that surgery.

    When the stomach is cut off and part of the intestine is bypassed, you lose some of the ability to process food -- which means you lose the ability to use and absorb some of the nutrients your body needs most. Continue reading

  13. Apples can help you lose weight

    Could ONE simple fruit end your weight loss woes?

    Let me know if this sounds familiar: You sweat and starve, starve and sweat, and then sweat and starve some more. Then, at the end of the week, you hop on the scale and find the needle has hardly budged.

    Frustrating? You bet it is.

    But the real secret to weight loss isn't always what you put into your stomach.

    It's what's already in there. Continue reading

  14. Cure metabolic syndrome with a Mediterranean biblical diet

    Biblical diet can reverse metabolic syndrome

    Metabolic syndrome is like the express lane for disease: a collection of risk factors so great -- and so common -- that millions of Americans are speeding toward a life of diabetes, heart disease and stroke RIGHT NOW.

    But here's your chance to get off at the next exit, and all you have to do is slow down and enjoy a back-to-basics diet filled with many of the foods you already love.

    It's the Mediterranean diet, or the closest thing you'll find in modern life to a biblical diet based on what we were DESIGNED to eat, not what the food industry and its guideline-writing government cronies are trying to shove down your throat. Continue reading

  15. Lose weight more quickly and easily than ever before with SlimSuccess

    Multiply your weight loss efforts with this "fat-busting" secret

    These days it seems like just thinking about a slice a cake can cause you to pack on the pounds.

    And you know you're not moving less or eating more, so why has losing the extra weight and keeping it off become so darn hard?

    Most people assume it's their metabolism. But the truth is it may not just be metabolism alone that's working against you here. Continue reading

  16. Slash calories and slash your sleep apnea risks

    Ease sleep apnea symptoms in WEEKS!

    If you want to rid yourself of sleep apnea, the terrifying condition in which you stop breathing in the night, there's one easy answer: Lose weight.

    Forget incredibly risky surgeries, oxygen masks and other gimmicks. At best, they're Band-Aid solutions that may help temporarily ease the condition, but won't solve the underlying problems that cause it.

    And at worst, they don't work at all. Continue reading

  17. What should my waistline measure?

    Revealed! Simple formula calculates PERFECT waistline

    One of the keys to healthy aging is making sure that the spare tire stays in your car and not on your middle.

    But just what should your waistline measure? Ask a dozen people and you might get a dozen different answers -- but new research finds a simple rule of thumb that could literally add years to your life.

    Take your height, and divide it in half, and make that number your target. Continue reading

  18. Restaurants meals are bad for you

    Another reason to eat home-cooked meals

    Eating out isn't cheap -- but if you want to know how it's really hurting you, don't look at your shrinking wallet.

    Look at your expanding waistline instead.

    New research shows that "eating out" is more like "pigging out" -- because the portions served in restaurants are much bigger than those we give ourselves at home. Continue reading

  19. Stress eating leads to weight gain

    Eating after stress can slow calorie burn

    We've all done it. After a rough day, we turn to a favorite dish to help ease the stress.

    But you should settle for a warm bath instead -- because in most cases, that favorite dish isn’t exactly health food. And now, new research confirms that this “stress eating” can actually do more damage than eating an unhealthy meal without the stress.

    When you battle stress, your metabolism slows so much that even a single high-fat meal under the gun of stress can do lasting damage, and the new study on 58 women shows how. Continue reading

  20. Losing weight can ease hot flashes

    Ease hot flashes with this one trick

    One minute, you're cool as a cucumber. The next, it's as if someone's snuck in, turned on a heat lamp and aimed it right at you.

    Yes, it's another hot flash -- one of the worst signs of "the change."

    Complain to a mainstream doctor, and he'll probably offer you a prescription drug such as an antidepressant. But those drugs have never actually proven to help turn down the heat and they come with big risks.

    The good news is you don't need meds to keep cool. There are a number of ways to fight hot flashes naturally -- and if you've put on a few extra pounds over the years, one of the most natural methods of all is to lose some weight. Continue reading

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