Diet Vs. Cleanse/Detox

Diets are very high on the list of topics these days.  Many people are so fixated on the loss of weight, they loose track of the true goal:  being healthier.   While weight loss is a great goal, when not done properly, the work and effort is all in vain. Maybe a detox is better.

Diet vs. Detox

When toxins are in the body, which we all have a lot of them, the body produces fat to “encase” the toxin as a protective measure.

A diet that concentrates on weight loss can cause the toxins to be exposed when fat is lost (if fat is actually lost in the diet; oftentimes it is muscle that is lost in a traditional diet.)  This exposure of toxins can have negative affects.  It also means a higher concentration of toxins in a smaller body after weight loss.

Detox / Cleanse

On the other hand, when one goes through a cleanse or detox program, the goal is to rid the body of toxins along with weight loss.   This will result in a lower concentration of toxins in a smaller body, which is the desired result.  It also means the body will not re-enlist fat to encase the newly exposed toxins, as is the case with the typical diet.

The rebound effect is much less likely after a detox than that program that focuses only on weight loss.

Ask about the 5 x 5 Reset program.

give your body a pause with 5 x 5 Reset detox

The need for a detox

We often eat the wrong things. And we often do that for way too long.  This can lead to build up of toxins and other unwanted, dangerous substances in the digestion tract. These substances can even find their way into individual cells. This “infiltration” of undesirable elements can create the need for a good, thorough detox.

At this point, many people decide to do something drastic about undesirable symptoms:

  • bloated stomach,
  • sluggish digestion,
  • low energy and
  • poor sleep quality

Often that “something” is a harsh detox program that is difficult to adhere to and feel good about. Some detox programs can be damaging to normal body functions, such as metabolism.

Detox Solution

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An alternate Detox program

A safe way to reset the body is with the 5 x 5 Reset program.  This is a 5 day cleanse that is easy to follow and it lasts for only 5 days.  Participants report more energy, lost cravings, weight loss and/or inch loss and better digestion and higher rest quality.  With added support from a closed Facebook group, the system keeps those “reseter participants” engaged and motivated to do their best, follow the guidelines and share their experience.

After the 5 days, there is an opportunity to maintain momentum and go forward with a transition program.   Interested parties should contact this blogger for details because it will make a long term difference in health and vitality.

High Blood Pressure and weight gain

A recent study presented at the 2014 American Heart Association’s (AHA) High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions in San Francisco indicates that a small gain of even 5 pounds of abdominal fat can raise blood pressure.

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Weight gain effects blood pressure levels.

It was a small study, but the participants gained from 5 to 11 pounds during the study and had increase in blood pressure. The rise in blood pressure was even greater when the weight was gained in the abdominal area.

One thing to remember is that the holidays are coming and it is common for individuals to gain up to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.  It is more than just the visual effects of weight gain.   There are health concerns to be aware of as well.

What is normal blood pressure, high blood pressure hypertension?

What is blood pressure?  What is normal blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the measurement of the pressure inside your blood vessels. It is expressed as two measurements, the lowest (diastolic) is the background pressure and the highest number (systolic) is the increased pressure that results from the beating of the heart.

Why control high blood pressure?
High blood pressure, hypertension,  is sometimes called the “silent killer” because there are no symptoms associated with it. People can have hypertension high blood pressure and not know that they are damaging their heart, other organs, and blood vessels.

 

 

Untreated high blood pressure hypertension can lead to:

•  Congestive heart failure
•  Heart attack Heart disease
•  Stroke (what is a stroke?)
•  Kidney damage
•  Erectile dysfunction
•  Vision loss

Blood pressure statistics:

  • About 30 percent of adult Americans have high blood pressure.
  • Another one third of Americans have prehypertension, which increases the risk of developing high blood pressure in the future.
  • Over 70 percent of people who have their first heart attack or stroke have high blood pressure.
  • High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke, the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States.

What can I do to control blood pressure?
Studies show that people who get their high blood pressure under control reduce their risk of stroke by at least 50 percent and significantly lower their risk of heart disease and cardiovascular mortality. Here is what you can do:

Lifestyle: It is now easy to check your own blood pressure with a home blood pressure cuff. You should know and track your numbers. Make sure you are eating a healthy diet, losing weight if you are not at your ideal weight, exercising, avoiding smoking, and consuming alcohol in moderation.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10): 100 mg of CoQ10 has been shown to help lower blood pressure in clinical studies.

Fish Oil: 3,000 milligrams or more of omega-3, ( mega 3) fish oil has been shown to help lower blood pressure.

 Garlic: 1,000 milligrams of garlic extract has been shown to help lower blood pressure.Garlic, garlic recipe

Here at Dallas Health Helpers, we work to help people get their lifestyle in check and make wise supplement choices to hedge their chances of illness and even death due to risks associated with  heredity and personal life choices.

 

 

 

 

Learn about body mass index and a healthy lifestyle through the gateway to health

Learn about body mass index and a healthy lifestyle through the gateway to health.

What is being overweight?

Being overweight or obese are both defined by Body Mass Index or BMI (which is a ratio of weight to height). A BMI between 25 and 30 places someone in an overweight category and 30 or higher is considered obese.

Why control your weight? Being overweight and obese cause a dramatic increase in the likelihood of disease as people increase their BMI, such as:

  1. -Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  2. -Certain cancersHigh blood pressure
  3. -High cholesterol and triglycerides
  4. -Osteoarthritis
  5. -Sleep apnea
  6. -Stroke
  7. -Type 2 diabetes

 

The cost of being overweight Two of the personal costs of being overweight are:

  • -Obese people are expected to live 2-4 years less than someone with a healthy weight; the extremely obese (BMI over 40) have 8-10 years taken off their life expectancy. i
  • -Obese people cost an average of $1,429 more in medical services per year than someone who is normal weight.

 

What can I do to control my weight? There is much you can do to control your weight, but there are no easy answers.

  • Lifestyle: Get support, exercise, track your progress, and eat a low-fat and low-calorie diet.
  • Boost Your Metabolism: Maintaining or increasing your lean body mass (muscles) is your best bet for keeping your metabolism going strong. There are a variety of supplements that can help with your metabolism as well.
  • Leucine: The amino acid leucine is great at helping maintain muscle mass, especially in people who are cutting calories and exercising.
  • Protein: Not only does protein help you feel full longer, it also helps you keep your lean body mass. Starting the morning with a good protein or protein shake helps you feel full longer.
  • Fiber: The benefits of fiber on weight loss are many. Studies have shown that fiber can help you feel full, support blood sugar, and it helps remove cholesterol from the body as part of a healthy diet

In order to have a healthy life control your weight.  After all, weight is the gateway to health.  You choose good or bad health by your weight.