Weight Loss

  1. Obesity raises COPD risk

    Lose weight and lower your COPD risk

    The bigger you get, the harder it is to breathe. If you've let yourself go a little, you might already know what I'm talking about.

    Sometimes, you get winded just trying to get out of your chair.

    But the damage of that extra weight can go beyond running out of breath a little faster than normal. It could lead to real and permanent damage to your lungs -- damage in some ways similar to what smoking can do.

    It's a condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, and it's especially common among smokers.

    But new research finds that after tobacco, excess fat around the middle just might be the biggest risk factor for this life-wrecking condition.

    Men with a waistline of 46.4 inches or more and women with a waistline of 43.3 inches or more are 72 percent more likely to get COPD than people who keep to a healthy weight, according to the study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

    It's not just obesity, by the way. Being underweight can also increase your risk of the disease by about 56 percent, according to the 10-year study of more than 113,000 men and women between the ages of 50 and 70.

    But being underweight is pretty rare. In most cases, it's because of a health problem -- and that health problem might be the reason for the increase in COPD risk.

    The clear answer, of course, is to keep your weight right where it should be. And the best way to do that is with a common-sense diet low in processed foods and rich in all-natural whole foods.

    While you're at it, be sure to get regular exercise. Give your lungs a workout, and they're bound to get stronger -- which is why the study also finds that people who are active five times a week or more have a 29 percent lower risk of COPD.

    Even overweight people who exercise have a lower risk of COPD, according the study. But believe me, if you exercise regularly, you won't be overweight for long.

  2. Why gluten-free diets work

    Gluten-free diets can cure chronic disease

    The gluten-free diet is enjoying its moment, and for good reason: It's helped millions to overcome serious and chronic health problems.

    And that's exactly why it's now coming under attack.

    Everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the New York Times has launched attacks on this healthy diet. Time magazine went even further, with a headline reading, "Eat More Gluten: The Diet Fad Must Die."

    You have to wonder who they're protecting -- their readers, or their advertisers.

    If I were a betting man, I'd put money on the latter -- because those advertisers include the big food companies, which want you to eat processed junk, and the drug industry, which wants you to continue to need medication to combat chronic health problems.

    Now that the gluten-free diet has gone mainstream in a big way, both of them have been losing money as people switch away from processed foods and find themselves getting so healthy that they no longer need many meds.

    So bear that in mind when Time magazine writes, "a whole lot of (the gluten-free diet) is flat-out hooey, a result of trendiness, smart marketing, Internet gossip and too many people who know too little about nutrition saying too many silly things."

    Amazingly, Time eventually admits that some 20 million Americans could benefit from going gluten-free, which shows it's anything but "flat-out hooey." That's more than the entire population of the state of New York -- and I've seen other estimates run even higher.

    One study found that between 90 million to 150 million Americans are battling some form of gluten sensitivity.

    Many suffer the classic signs such as stomach problems, including chronic inflammation, pain, gas, digestive issues, acid reflux and GERD.

    But millions of others are suffering from conditions they'd never think to blame on diet, including chronic pain (especially joint pain), mood disorders, fatigue, memory loss, hormonal issues and more.

    So if you're suffering from a chronic health problem -- physical or mental -- and haven't had any answers from your own doctor beyond a prescription, consider going gluten free.

    While it can take a few months for the benefits to fully kick in, many of my own patients have reported feeling better in weeks or even days.

    I recommend working with a holistic medical doctor.

  3. Two changes to speed weight loss

    Lost weight with these simple changes

    Weight loss isn't always about making radical changes.

    Sometimes, incremental changes work too -- especially if you eat healthy most of the time but still struggle with your waistline.

    Now, new studies show two small changes you can make to speed your weight loss and improve your overall health. Continue reading

  4. Why Am I Gaining Weight? – 4 Things That Can Cause Weight Gain

    SlimSuccess weight loss supplement

    It feels like you’re doing everything right, but you still end up asking yourself “why am I gaining weight?".  You've tired avoiding fatty foods, doing those awful cardio exercises and still can’t seem to shed the pounds. But sometimes, it’s the small things – the ones that we don’t always think about or even notice - which is why BestHealth Nutritional’s weight loss supplement -- SlimSuccess is designed to help you deal with 4 key, but often overlooked, reasons you may be gaining weight. With SlimSuccess, you could…

    • Lose up to 3x more weight than with diet and exercise alone
    • Increase weight loss over 200% in only 2 months
    • Experience measurable, noticeable size decreases in your hips and waists in 8 weeks

    But first, let’s answer the age old question “why am I gaining weight?”. Continue reading

  5. (VIDEO) Natural weight loss secret--Lose weight 3X faster

    Imagine flipping a switch...

    And suddenly this natural weight loss secret makes your diet and exercise efforts 3X more effective.

    As crazy as it sounds, some scientists and doctors now believe it’s not out of the realm of possibility -- and they have double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trials to back it up. Continue reading

  6. Can’t Lose Weight? This Protein Could Be the #1 Reason

    Sometimes it feels like you’ve tried everything to lose weight. Diet, exercise, pills, drinks. Eating only this. Not eating after then. Yet nothing seems to work – you just can’t lose weight.178152651

    How about trying something that could really work for a change? Think we’re crazy? We don’t blame you. So many people make wild claims that you can’t help but be skeptical. But we’re not crazy, and we’re not them. Continue reading

  7. Natural Weight Loss: Powerful shortcut to help you lose 3x more weight

    It’s happening all around us -- people in this country are getting heavier and heavier, which can lead to mounting health problems. But you don’t have to be a part of it. Those 5, 10, 20, even more, pounds really can come off – and they can come off naturally. Without caffeine loaded pills that give you the shakes and make you nauseous. Or crazy, complicated weight loss programs that simply don’t work. Not when you have Slim Success
  8. Slim Success Ingredients: Weight Loss that Works

    You’ve tried it all already – the boring, restrictive diets; the painful, muscle-straining workouts; the latest high-this, low-that fads that never seem to deliver what they promise. Or pills, like garcinia cambogia, that everyone seems to be touting these days.
  9. Weight gain after diet can still improve health

    Frustrated when the weight you lose comes right back? Don't take it too hard: The benefits of weight loss can remain even when you regain most of the pounds.

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