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Abdominal Fat Causes Osteoporosis
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Abdominal fat causes inflammation and osteoporosis. So the metabolic syndrome is associated with bone thinning as well as insulin resistance, hypertension, elevated triglycerides and fat storage. It is very important to avoid sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup, and to exercise to lose abdominal fat. Lifestyle is important medicine.

Are Carbohydrates Important When Losing Weight?
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When we're young we handle carbohydrates better than when we're older. However, excessive carbohydrate intake even in childhood is a bad idea. The risk for metabolic syndrome goes up proportionately as we consume more carbs, especially simple sugars.

Breathing for Hypertension with Deane Hillsman, MD
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Hypertension can be helped by breathing properly. How we breathe affects our blood pressure as much as 10-15 points. Sympathetic vs parasympathetic breathing has a major effect on blood pressure. Slow abdominal breathing is relaxing. Relaxed breathing is more efficient, especially during prolonged exhalation. Breathing patterns can be taught ...

Can Whole Milk Help Us Lose Weight?
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An epidemiological study comparing overweight to normal weight people showed that normal weight people eat more whole milk products. Perhaps overweight people eat more low fat food but still eat more food. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), however, which is found in cow milk and meat in higher concentrations when they are grass fed, may be a ...

Do Low Fat Foods Make Us Fat?
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Low fat foods tend to be replaced with sugar and extra sugar is converted to fat. Excess sugar also leads to high insulin levels, hypertension, high triglycerides, and abdominal obesity. High fat, low carb diets lead to using fat for energy production, which is a healthy thing.

Fat Substitutes Don't Work
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Fat substitutes such as Olestra result in weight gain, not loss! They disrupt the body's mechanisms to control food intake. Olestra works by binding up to 8 triglyceride molecules in such a way that the enzyme lipase cannot begin the fat digestive process and it passes out with the stool. Side effects include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, ...

Is the Mercury In Amalgams Dangerous?
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Is mercury really an issue with amalgams?  Amalgams are the silver fillings we have in our teeth. Just one filling exceeds the EPA’s limit for an adult and has for over a hundred years.  While you chew, an amalgam can release toxic vapors. Inhaled elemental mercury vapor is more toxic that if you were to swallow liquid ...

Mercury Toxicity
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Mercury toxicity is ubiquitous and impossible to avoid. The dangers of amalgams is reviewed. Testing and treatment for mercury poisoning is discussed.

Triglycerides: What You Need to Know
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Triglycerides are defined. We need them for energy, energy storage, insulation, mambrane function. When levels are too high problems follow. Diets too high in sugar lead to high levels of insulin and of triglycerides as well as blood pressure and a tendency to lay down fat. Exercise is the antidote to this, as is a low carbohydrate diet. We ...

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