High blood levels of triglycerides have been associated with obesity, kidney disease, diabetes and high calorie consumption. So, it may come as no surprise that the healthy lifestyle choices that have been known to keep these conditions at bay can also help to lower triglycerides — otherwise known as fat found in the blood. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have conducted a study which suggests that lowering sugar intake, choosing mono- and polyunsaturated fats and limiting calorie and alcohol consumption in addition to getting more physical exercise may cut triglyceride levels by 20 to 50 percent.
“In contrast to cholesterol, where lifestyle measures are important but may not be the solution, high triglycerides are often quite responsive to lifestyle measures that include weight loss if overweight, changes in diet and regular physical activity,” said lead author Michael Miller, M.D.
Authors of the study recommended that individuals with triglyceride levels that are higher than 150 milligrams per deciliter get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week to lower their blood fat.
If it wasn't hard enough already, new research out of Monash University and now published in Nature demonstrates that as we age key appetite control cells in the human brain degenerate over time, causing increased hunger!
We aren't talking about REALLY OLD here, according to Dr. Zane Andrews, a neuroendocrinologist at Monash University:
"People in the age group of 25 to 50 are most at risk. The neurons that tell people in the crucial age range not to over-eat are being killed-off.
When the stomach is empty, it triggers the ghrelin hormone that notifies the brain that we are hungry. When we are full, a set of neurons known as POMC's kick in.
However, free radicals created naturally in the body attack the POMC neurons. This process causes the neurons to degenerate over time, affecting our judgment as to when our hunger is satisfied." In simple English, what is happening is that as we age (25 and up), free radicals are destroying one of the critical mechanisms that tells us not to eat when we are full… scary!
It's pretty hard to lose weight when your brain fails to tell you when you're full…
It turns out that one of the main culprits here are carbohydrates, especially simple sugars. So in order to reduce this effect, it would be wise to temper your sugar and junk carb intake. There definitely has to be some more research into this.
ARE WE DOOMED?
I think this research coupled with a lot of other factors in the Western world make it harder and harder to eat right. We all know if we are honest with ourselves that the only way to get to a healthy weight is to eat right and exercise consistently.
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So while you have all kinds of things going on in your brain that make it harder to lose weight, this program works with your brain to neutralize this effect.
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Monash University (2008, August 22). "Killer Carbs: Scientist Finds Key To Overeating As We Age." ScienceDaily. Retrieved August 26, 2008.
The Gift of Breathing
Correct breathing has profound effects on our health. Over 70% of waste by-products are eliminated through our breathing and our skin. When our blood is heavily oxygenated it becomes
very difficult for viruses and bacteria to grow in our body. Good breathing supports muscle growth and energy to get things done.
In addition to that it is the most effective exercise for triggering our lymphatic system and ensuring it’s working effectively according to Tony Robbins a major American success motivational speaker.
The Process is simple and ideally should be conducted three times a day before your meals.
It’s a simple deep breathing rhythm of the ratio: inhale 1 count, hold 4 counts, and exhale 2 counts. That means you inhale for 5 seconds, hold for 20 seconds and exhale for 10 seconds.
The process is
1) Comfortably seated or standing, take a deep, through the nose, expanding your lungs to their maximum (5 seconds)
2) Hold for 4 times the period of your intake (say 20 seconds)
3) Exhaling, pulling in on the abdominal muscles at the end of the exhale, getting out all the air for a count of 2 (say 10 seconds).
4) Repeat 10 times.
Try this and it will have a profound effect on your weight loss, health, and energy.
The medical experts agree: Nattokinase is a lifesaver! Most exciting development in the prevention of heart problems!
Martin Milner, M.D., Center for Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon put it this way, "In all my years of research as a professor of cardiology and pulmonary medicine, Natto and Nattokinase represent the most exciting development in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular related problems. We've finally found a potent natural agent that can help thin and dissolve clots effectively, with relative safety and without side effects."
Nattokinase is life-changing!
Dr . Ralph Holsworth, D.O., leading researcher for clinical studies documenting the efficacy of Nattokinase, is so impressed by what he's found, he says,
"I have dedicated the rest of my life to the research of Nattokinase. I've never seen an enzyme that has allowed me to assist my patients this significantly. [Taking Nattokinase] is, literally, a life-changing event for them. I feel honored to have that piece of information and I just want to spread the word."
Sounds great right? But what can Nattokinase do for you?
Get ready for your own health miracle! Once you start dissolving and blasting away dangerous blood clots, your circulation will dramatically improve. Why is this important?
Because healthy circulation can do miracles for your health—but that only occurs when your blood flows smoothly and easily. The result? A miracle for your heart!
The fact is Nattokinase in helps safely and gently dissolve blood clots around your heart, helps prevent new clots from forming, and helps keep your blood flowing smoothly in and around your heart.
A fading mind and memory Nattokinase can also be...A miracle for your brain!
Blood clots can also mobilize in and around your brain, blocking blood and oxygen your brain needs to think, remember, reason and function.
If the problem gets worse, and blood flow is slowed down to a trickle in your cerebral blood vessels, age-related memory problems may occur.
In fact, in Japan it's estimated that 60% of age-related memory problem cases are caused by blood clots.
Then, if your cerebral blood vessels get completely blocked, you could end up having a brain catastrophe!
The good news is, Nattokinase can help safely dissolve blood clots near your brain and help keep thin, healthy blood flowing to your brain.
You can think clearer, have a better memory, and even surprise yourself at your mental recall or problem-solving abilities.
You'll also enjoy...
A miracle for your legs, feet and hands!
Over the years, I've treated many people with poor circulation, and one of their most common symptoms was pain in their legs. These folks had poor blood flow that caused varicose veins and inadequate circulation, so their legs hurt.
With this new formula, your circulation can improve significantly, and your legs, hands and feet can feel much better and much warmer.
Clobber high blood pressure, nature's way! One of the main causes of high blood pressure is an enzyme found in your body—angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)—runs rampant. ACE causes your blood vessels to narrow and your blood pressure to skyrocket.
But what most people don't know is Nattokinase is a natural ACE inhibitor. This means it blocks the creation and function of ACE.
The result? With Nattokinase, you can help lower your blood pressure, the natural way.
Work like magic for your whole body—head to toe!
Robyn is a qualified Herbalist and has practised natural medicine for over 25 years in Australia.