Archive for June, 2010

Possibly The Simplest And Easiest Way To Lose Weight Ever.

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Here’s a quick riddle for you…It’s everywhere because almost everyone wants it. Yet, most never achieve it. What is it? It is weight loss. You can’t flip through the pages of a magazine or the channels on cable TV without being bombarded by advertisements for a new breakthrough miracle weight loss solution. It seems like everyone has the answer yet there are so many people that are still overweight.

Maybe you’ve tried some of these “quick and easy” solutions, and maybe one word sums up the way you feel. That one word is frustrated. So, is there anything out there that actually works? The first thing to understand is that there are no overnight “miracles.” The hard truth is that the real secret to weight loss is doing the right things consistently for the rest of your life. Doing the right things will cause you to lose weight but as soon as you stop and go back to your old ways, the weight will come back, and come back with a vengeance. And along with that so will the frustration. Sometimes it’s referred to as yo-yo dieting.

That’s why the best way to lose weight is to become well educated on the subject. The internet has a frightening amount of information, some good and a lot bad. That’s why your best option is to talk to a healthcare professional that has already helped many others and can short-cut the process for you.

That being said, researchers have found when people eat quickly, they end up consuming more calories than they would have if they ate more slowly. In fact, according to a new study referenced in a February 10, 2010 New York Times article, “scientists found that when a group of subjects were given an identical serving of ice cream on different occasions, they released more hormones that made them feel full when they ate it in 30 minutes instead of 5. The scientists took blood samples and measured insulin and gut hormones before, during and after eating. They found that two hormones that signal feelings of satiety, or fullness – glucagon-like peptide-1 and peptide YY – showed a more pronounced response in the slow condition.” This means you eat less. The New York Times article also mentioned a study done by the American Dietetic Association in 2008 that reported subjects felt more full and consumed 10% less calories when they ate slowly as opposed to “wolfing” down their food. And, a study in The British Medical Journal stated those who ate quickly and until full had tripled the rate of being overweight compared with others.

What does all this mean for you? This research simply suggests if you eat slowly you are likely to feel fuller and consume fewer calories. This of course is not a weight loss miracle. But, feeling full is nice, and eating fewer calories over the long run will lead to weight loss and greater health. If you think this isn’t a big deal, please remember that little hinges open big doors. It’s the accumulation of small things done consistently over time that leads to great success. In other words, stop looking for the big home run and start hitting singles. And, educate yourself as much as you possibly can. There is tons of information available for weight loss and health education. For more information, you can visit to read some of the latest health information.

Shocking Proof About How The Way You Think Can Relieve Pain And Cure Disease.

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Ever wonder why our healthcare system in the United States is in such shambles? Ever wonder why with all the amazing technology we have, and all the “breakthrough discoveries” you keep hearing about every night on the news, we are still a nation of chronic illness, pain and disease? Ever wonder why you keep suffering with aches, pains, and various illnesses and doctors never seem to help? Well the answer may shock you.

But first, a tiny piece of history so you understand where all this is coming from. This all started way back in the 17th Century with a physicist, physiologist and mathematician by the name of Rene Descartes. He’s the guy that said “I Think, Therefore I Am.” Descartes revolutionized “modern” thinking with his theory of dualism. In a nutshell, dualism says that the mind and body are completely separate. Descartes came up with his theory while meditating one morning. Then he actually made an agreement with the Roman Catholic Church that he, as a man of science, would restrict himself to the study of the physical body, while religion would deal with the “mind.” From that time on, studies of mind and body have for the most part, remained two distinct and separate fields. Scientists stayed within the realm of what they could see and measure. Meanwhile, those in the religious life lifted thought, reason, and emotion out of the body, into the realms of the spiritual. The first problem with this separation is that medicine used science as it’s ONLY measuring stick. Procedures are only used if they pass strict scientific testing. This means the procedures must be able to be seen and measured. If they can’t be seen and measured and proven through scientific experiment, they do not exist and will not be used in medicine.

What about this example? If you place your hand in a bucket of water, what happens to the water? It rises. It rises by the exact amount your hand takes up or displaces in the bucket. You know it happened because you can measure the level of the water. This happens every time, so it is called a law. It is known as the law of displacement. Now, what happens if I stick my hand in the ocean? Well, we know that your hand displaces water. It has to because it’s a law. The problem is…can you prove it? After all, you can’t measure it. You can’t see the results. So did the ocean actually rise? Absolutely! It rose in an immeasurable amount. At least immeasurable with the tools we have.

So what’s the point? The point is that by throwing out the mind-body connection simply because it could not be scientifically measured, medicine has ignored one of the most powerful healing forces known to man!

How do I know the mind-body connection is such an important healing force? In 1981 Neurobiologist David Felton at the University of Indiana discovered that the immune system is actually hard-wired to the brain through the nerve system. Why is this so important to you? In 1974, Ader, an experimental psychologist, made what most consider being one of the central discoveries of mind-body research. In the course of investigating conditioned response (Pavlov’s drooling-dog-and-bell concept), he was testing to see how long such a trained response might last in some laboratory rats. Using a combination of saccharine-laced water and the nausea-inducing drug Cytoxan, he had trained the rodents to associate the sweet stuff with a bad bellyache. Afterwards, while giving them saccharine-water without the accompanying Cytoxan, Ader watched to see how long it might take for them to forget the association between the two. Unexpectedly, during the second month, the rats began to fall prey to disease and die off. In investigating this unforeseen result, Ader checked into the properties of the nausea-inducing drug he had used and found that one of its side effects was as an immune suppressant. The rats had been conditioned to not only to associate sweet water with nausea, but also with an immune shutdown. The conclusion was obvious. Their minds were controlling their immune systems! Isn’t that amazing? The rats actually killed themselves just by thinking it! So, my question to you is, what are you thinking your immune system into doing? Are you thinking yourself healthy or sick? Here’s an even better question. Since your nerves serve as the communication lines between your brain and your body’s immune system, are you sure those lines are open so your brain can keep you healthy?

The bottom line is if you have misaligned or malfunctioning spinal bones, your brain cannot communicate properly with your body. And as you now know, this relates to the immune system. Having these spinal misalignments, also known as subluxations may not only cause pain, but also weaken your immune system and lead to sickness and possibly disease. The only way to keep your spine free from these subluxations and unnecessary pain and disease is by routinely getting your spine checked by your chiropractor just like you routinely brush your teeth and go to the dentist.