Child Obesity is Epidemic of the 21st Century!

Fact:
Children who watch TV while eating are twice as likely to eat “junk”
food as opposed to fruits and vegetables.

Sadly,
today’s sedentary lifestyle for children is raising their risk of obesity,
diabetes, osteoporosis and other disorders. Discover how you can help reverse
this alarming trend…

Shocking health realities

Today’s
parents are having their children’s pediatrician tell them that their
11-year-old son has Type 2 diabetes, or that their 16-year-old daughter has
osteoporosis. The out-of-control lifestyles created by adults over the past 40
years has led to a 50% increase in the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes—the kind of
obesity-related diabetes once known as “adult onset” because it
wasn’t usually diagnosed until age 50 or older.

Making wellness a family affair

We can reverse these trends if we start
making eating healthy foods and increasing physical activity important to our
children. Here are guidelines for dealing with overweight children:

  • Have the child examined by a medical doctor to make
    sure he or she won’t have issues with losing weight.
  • Children can begin their day with a Multivites
    vitamin tablet and a Kid Shake made with nonfat or soy milk.

Stopping the epidemic

Choose to set the example by picking up
an apple instead of an ice-cream bar. Stop smoking. Turn off the television or
computer—and instead, shoot some hoops with your children or go for a walk. Be
sure to take your dog on your walks so that you won’t have a fat dog at risk
for diabetes and heart disease. (Yes, they develop the same diseases as
humans!)

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WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOUR HEART HEALTHY?

 

You give from the heart and you love fully with your heart but what are you doing to keep your heart healthy? Heart disease is the number one killer in our country taking one life every 34 seconds. Shocking isn’t it, that we are willing to eat so poorly that we put ourselves at risk for heart attack and strokes (which is a brain attack). The good news is you can prevent it by just taking better care of yourself. If you won’t do it for yourself what about doing it for your wife, husband, mother, father, brother, sister, especially for your son or daughter.

Your lifestyle has a tremendous effect on your heart health, it’s time to make some changes in your life. None of us are guaranteed a tomorrow so start now, you may be preventing a potentially deadly disease. Some of the changes will be done easily while others may be a bit more challenging for you but you are worth it don’t you think!

Start with a little exercise and build from there. Make better healthier food choices. Eating smart for your heart involves a diet rich in lean protein, fresh fruit and vegetables, soluble fiber, whole grains, low-fat dairy, unsaturated fats, plant sterols, and foods rich in B-vitamins.

Here are some examples: lean protein-Turkey Breast, skinless chicken breast, egg whites, lean red meats, low-fat yogurt, skim or 1% milk, low-fat cheese, beans and lentils, all seafood and fish, split peas, chickpeas, and tofu.

Fruits and Vegetables that one is easy but try to eat as many different colors, believe it or not different colors in fruits and vegetables give you different vitamins

Soluble Fiber: Oats, brown rice, barley, oat bran, dried beans and peas, rye, seeds, vegetables ( carrots, corn, cauliflower, and sweet potatoes). Fruits, ( apples, strawberries, oranges, bananas, nectarines, and pears).

Whole grains: whole wheat, multigrain, rye, millet, oat bran, oat, and cracked wheat. Read the labels although it may say wheat don’t be fooled it’s a blend of white and whole wheat, it must say 100% whole wheat. Cereals usually pack in tons of sugar so check labels carefully, pick ones that have 6 or less grams of sugar per serving, as well as 2 grams or less of fat per serving.

Heart Health
with Dr. Lou Ignarro

Lou Ignarro, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate in
Medicine, Herbalife Scientific Advisory Board

  Q:
Why should Core Complex become part of my daily routine?

A:
Core Complex daily supplement packets
target four key areas of heart health
maintenance: cholesterol, triglycerides, homocysteine and oxidative stress.
Cholesterol is an important marker for heart health, but triglycerides,
another kind of blood fat, are also important markers of cardiovascular
health. Homocysteine is an amino acid found naturally in your body, although
excessive homocysteine levels in the blood often lead to serious heart health
conditions. And perhaps most importantly, along with a low-fat diet and
exercise, supplementation is the first line of defense against numerous heart
health risk factors. (Herbalifeline® softgels and Tri-Shield® Neptune Krill
Oil softgels are included in Core Complex.)

Q:
How is Neptune Krill Oil unique?

A: Actually,
Neptune Krill Oil or NKO® comes from a tiny crustacean in the
Antarctic. NKO® is unique from fish oils in that it contains three groups of
heart-healthy compounds: not only the Omega-3 fatty acids, but also a healthy
blend of phospholipids and antioxidants. This unique blend helps to maintain
cardiovascular health by counteracting oxidative stress.* In other words,
NKO® is a powerful antioxidant.

Q:
Why is it important to start taking heart health supplements now?

A: Don’t wait.
The best way to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system is to start now,
before you have developed risk factors for heart disease. Along with a
low-fat diet and exercise, the active ingredients in Core Complex, Tri-Shield®
, Niteworks® , Herbalifeline® and Mega Garlic Plus help
maintain key heart health indicators already within a normal range.**

It’s
wise to consider a heart health program today. Foods containing at least 0.65
gram per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily
intake of at least 1.3 grams, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and
cholesterol, might reduce the risk of heart disease. A packet of Core Complex
supplies 1.3 grams of plant sterols.

*
NKO® is a registered trademark of Neptune Technologies & Bioressources
Inc.

** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent any disease.

   

 

 

 

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Lose Weight the Healthy Way

Cadillac of weight loss programs

Herbalife Ultimate Program

Summer is here and it’s time for those tiny bikini’s and short shorts, is your body ready to unveil?  I lost 30 pounds, never felt hungry at all and the best part is I eat pretty much whatever I want to for dinner.  This program took away most of my cravings for all those foods that were keeping fat, tired and sick all the time! I don’t even want all those cookies, candy, ice cream, chips and dips any more.  The reason you ask: well with all the good nutrition my body is getting with these products it’s not sending signals to my brain all the time saying feed me I am hungry. It’s like I’ve been saying give your body what it needs and it will do marvelous things for you!  I look better, I feel better and I have the energy that was lacking before.  It has gotten me off all my (diet related) medications too so I am saving money just by not having to pay for prescriptions anymore like my type 2 diabetes meds, my arthritis meds, my allergy pills and nasal sprays and my acid reflux pills. Those were costing me over a hundred dollars a month with my insurance! Not only that but the side effects alone are enough to scare you to death. Now Herbalife doesn’t claim to cure anything but let me tell you that proper nutrition for your body will have your body taking care of itself the way it was meant to. If you are interested or want to hear more go to my website www.easydiet4all.com it’s well worth it to have your health back and the body you want!

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What are you Drinking?

Ifyou’re looking to pack on a lot of belly fat, these products will help you do
it. Make sure when you are looking at the supplement facts panel you look at servings
per container
because the labels are very tricky to read.

Vitamin Water says it only
has 13 grams (g) of sugar. However, there are 2.5 servings per container. So
there are 32 g of sugar in one 20 oz. bottle of Vitamin Water.

Welch’s 100% Grape Juice says there is
no added sugar but when you look on the label—just 8 oz., only about half of
what somebody will drink in a glass of juice—has a whopping 39 g of sugar. Even
worse, it is fructose, which is a kind of sugar that is easily converted to belly
fat.

Coca Cola’s second
ingredient is high fructose corn syrup and just 8 oz. has 27 g. of sugar. Now I
don’t mean to pick on Coke, most other soft drink brands are just as bad. Don’t
forget that most soft drinks also contain a hefty amount of caffeine so you
keep drinking more and more.

Amp Energy Elevate contains 29 g
of sugar per 8 oz and there are two servings, 16 oz, in the can. That means
that you are getting nearly 60 g. of sugar in just one can.

Sobe Cranberry Grapefruit
flavored beverage has 26 g of sugar per 8 oz., and the bottle  is 2.5 servings, meaning that you are getting
over 60 g of sugar if you were to sit down and drink this product. Keep in mind
that 4 g of sugar equals one teaspoon. Would you dump 15 teaspoons of sugar
into a glass of water and drink it?

Rockstar Energy Drink,
you are certainly not going to look like a chiseled rock star, you are going to
look like an overweight couch potato. Each can of Rockstar Energy Drink
contains 62 g of sugar.

I was shocked to find out that Gatorade
contains high fructose corn syrup as its second ingredient and to think that
they market this product towards athletes. What athletes really need is an
abundance of fresh water and healthy high nutrient foods to replenish their
bodies.

Tropicana’s cranberry
juice
beverage contains high fructose corn syrup and 32 g of sugar per 8
fluid ounces.

Starbucks Doubleshot Energy plus Coffee has two
servings per container with each serving containing 14 g of sugar. This means
that a can of this “coffee” drink contains 28 g of sugar.

Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix is loaded with
high fructose corn syrup. Keep in mind, the average “small” margarita weighs in
at a huge 400 calories!

Mr. and Mrs. T Sweet and Sour Mix has high
fructose corn syrup as the second ingredient. One of the reasons why mixed
drinks are hazardous to your waistline.

Alcoholic beverages have absolutely NO nutritional value in them at
all they are just empty calories. So choose wisely and minimize your alcoholic
consumption.

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Common Foods that are High In Sodium

Seasonings and cooking aids                          Portion Size                                 Sodium (mg)

Baking Powder                                                   1 tsp.                                              426

Baking Soda                                                        1 tsp.                                               1,259

Table Salt                                                             1 tsp.                                               2,300

Garlic Salt                                                            1 tsp.                                               2,050

Boullion Cube, Chicken                                    1 cube                                             1,152

Boullion Cube, Beef                                          1 cube                                             864

Salad Dressing, Italian                                    1 TB                                                 116

Soy Sauce                                                          1 TB                                                 1,029

Butter Buds                                                      1 TB                                                 177

Canned Food Items

Tuna                                                                  3 oz.                                                 303

Sardines                                                           3oz.                                                   261

Chicken Noodle Soup                                   1 cup                                                 1,106

Vegetable Soup                                             1 cup                                                  795

Veg. Beef Soup (low sodium)                    1 cup                                                  57

Corn, canned                                                1/2 cup                                              266

Asparagus, canned                                     1/2 cup                                              472

Processed/Cured and Smoked Meats

Bologna                                                        3 oz.                                                    832

Salami                                                          3 oz.                                                    1,922

Hot Dog                                                      1 item                                                 639

Smoked Turkey                                        3 oz.                                                     916

Smoked Sausage                                      3 oz.                                                     853

Salted Nuts                                               1 oz.                                                      230

Pretzels                                                     1 oz.                                                      476

Potato Chips                                            1 oz.                                                       133

Popcorn                                                   1 oz.                                                       179

Peanut Butter                                        1 TB                                                       80

Dairy Products

American Cheese                                  1 oz.                                                       336

Cheddar Cheese                                    1 oz.                                                      176

Parmesan Cheese                                 3 TB                                                      329

Cottage Cheese                                     1/2 cup                                                 459

Butter                                                     1 TB                                                       81

Margarine                                             1 TB                                                       132

Salt-Less Solutions

Enhance the flavor of your food with spices and herbs.

Avoid putting the salt shaker on the table

Choose Fresh or Frozen Vegetables over canned. If can is only option drain all the liquid and rinse with water.

Fresh Fruit is naturally low in sodium and high in potassium.

Go easy on the condiments such as catsup, mustard, monosodium glutamate (MSG), salad dressings, sauses, boullion cubes, olives, sauerkraut and pickles.

Select un-salted or reuced salt nuts, seeds, crackers, popcorn and pretzels.

Cheese  unfortunately is not only high in fat bssut sodium as well, if you must opt for low-fat, low-salt versions.

Read labels carefully and choose foods with lower sodium, especially when choosing frozen dinners, canned soups, packaged mixes and combination dishes.

Avoid processed lunch meats as well as cured and smoked meats. Also be aware that most canned fish (tuna, salmon and sardines) are extremely high in sodium. ask for meals without MSG or added salt. Request low sodium soy sauce if they don’t have any dillute regular soy sauce by adding a tablespoon of water.

Everyone should limit their intake of sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams per day.

When dining on Chinese or Japanese foods

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What causes High Blood Pressure?

Statistics: One out of every four American Adults has high blood pressure. A small percentage of people with the high blood pressure is a result of an underlying problem such as kidney disease or a tumor of the adrenal gland. 90 – 95 percent of all cases, the cause is unclear. That’s why it is known as the silent killer; it sneaks up without any warning.While some of the factors are not controllable, some of them are quite under our control.

Risks that can’t be controlled are age, the older you get the more likely you are to develope high blood pressure. Race, African Americans tend to have high blood pressure more often than whites. They also tend to develope it earlier and more severely. Heredity, high blood pressure can run in families. If you have a family history, you are twice as likely to develope it.

Risk factors that can be controlled are Obesity, being overweight is clearly related to high blood pressure. In fact, 60% of all high blood pressure cases are overweight patients. By losing weight even a little obese individuals can significantly reduce their blood pressure. Soduim Consumption, reducing the intake of salt can lower blood pressure in people who are salt-sensitive. Potassium, calcium, and magnesium consumption, eating foods rich in these minerals can play an active role in maintaining normal blood pressure.. Alcoholl consumption, can dramatically increase blood pressure in some people. Limit yourself to a maximum of two drinks a day. Smoking, the long term effect of smoking on blood pressure is still unclear, the sort term effect is that it can raise blood pressure breifly. However, given that both smoking and high blood pressure have been linked to heart disease, smoking compounds the risk. Oral contraceptives, women who take birth control pills may develope high blood pressure. Physical inactivity, lack of exercise contributes to high blood pressure. Getting more active even moderately can help keep blood pressure in check.

What is a normal Blood pressure reading?

In 2003 the definition of “normal” blood pressure (which was 120/80) changed. It is now recommended a systolic (the upper number) be less than 120 and the diastolic (the lower number) be less than 80. If your systolic pressure is between 120 and 140 and your diastolic between 80 and 90 you have “pre-hypertention.” The definition for full high blood pressure hasn’t changed it’s still 140/90 or higher.

Don’t panic if you have high blood pressure, you can significantly lower your numbers with Diet, Weightloss, Exercise, for some people Medication and if you smoke QUIT!

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Facts about salt

Salt is made of 40% sodium and 60% chloride but when we talk about the health problems associated with salt were actually talking about sodium. Exactly what is sodium and what does it do?
Sodium is a mineral that is essential for important functions such as: continuing fluid balance in the body, transmitting electrical nerve impulses, contracting muscles including the heart, absorbing nutrients across cell membranes, and maintaining your bodies acid/base balance.
So why worry about your sodium intake? Well although it is an essential mineral your body only needs less than 1/10th of a teaspoon on a daily balance. Did you know most Americans consume 5 to 18 times more than that on an average day? We definitely need to cut back!
Have your fingers ever been so swollen that you couldn’t get your rings off? That’s highly common after eating a heavily salted meal. Your body requires a sodium to water balance at all times and extra sodium means extra water resulting in water retention. Where does the extra water or fluid come from, usually your glass. Salt triggers your thirst response to balance out the sodium-water equation. Ever wonder why the local bars have nuts, pretzels, popcorn and chips set out, the more you eat the more you drink is good for their business.
For some reason not completely understood, salt can play an active role in raising blood pressure in people who are salt-sensitive. People who are genetically sensitive to salt can’t efficiently get rid of extra sodium through their urine. That means the extra sodium draws in extra water which causes an increase in blood volume. This increase in blood volume can then stimulate the vessels to contract, creating increased pressure.
Constricted blood vessels damage arteries by such constant pressure causing heart attack, stroke (a brain attack), or kidney disease.

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