Easy Fat Control

When our protein intake goes up, our bodies let go of fat stores. When protein intake goes down, our bodies hold on to fat.

These commands are really that simple.

High protein = Dump fat

Low protein = Store fat

What does this have to do with survival?

When protein intake goes down, your body fears starvation and death. To help you survive, it stores fat and doesn’t let go.

This reaction developed as humans went through periods of feast and famine over thousands of generations.

But here’s the problem. In today’s world, we’re surrounded by food, but our bodies still react as if we’re starving.

All the low-protein chips, snacks, bread, and processed foods give our bodies the “fear of starvation” reaction.

That means your body is storing fat.

The easy solution is: Get more protein, and your body chooses the “dump fat” option.

But since we’re not living in the woods hunting our game anymore, here’s what to do:

Just add a couple scoops of protein powder to your favorite juice or even water.

It really is that simple.

But there is one catch. Most of the protein that you find out there comes from sick, diseased cows.

Imagine gulping down a concentrated cocktail of antibiotics, estrogen, and pesticides?

I have a better solution: organic, grass-fed whey protein powder.

This is the real stuff. Pure protein powder from free-roaming, grass-fed cattle.

This is the kind of protein that gets your body to hit the “dump fat” button.

from Dr. Alsears website

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Toxic Teflon

But recently, I went back to the good old-fashioned cast-iron pots and pans my grandmother used to use. I threw out all my Teflon. As convenient as they are, I won’t use them.

The chemical that manufacturers use to prevent food from sticking is called perfluorooctanoate acid (PFOA). This substance is highly toxic to the environment and to the human body.

When you cook with Teflon, the toxic chemical gets into your food. Plus, the toxic fumes are released into the air. You don’t smell a thing. But anyone within breathing distance is in danger.

Most pet owners know, if you leave a Teflon pan on a hot stove, the fumes can kill your pet birds. Imagine what these fumes are doing to you and your family.

And it’s not just Teflon pans…

PFOA is used in other slippery products as well. Things like cleaners, polishes, and shampoo.

No wonder DuPont, who makes Teflon, was sued by 15 states. And 3M, who makes Scotchgard, had to change its formula.

PFOA gets in your liver, kidneys, and thyroid gland. Men, it gets in your testes. It compromises your immune system. It causes infertility, birth defects, and cancer. And it’s not like washing germs off your hands. It stays in your body for decades.

Eliminate your exposure to this toxic substance wherever you can. This means thinking carefully about how you prepare your food at home. Consider using cast-iron cookware or enamel-coated pans.

To help get these chemicals out of your body, add these natural supplements to your diet:

  • Chlorella: Chlorella is a dried algae. It’s a complete protein with anti-cancer and immune-building properties. It has been used for hundreds of years as a detoxifier. Take 500 mg per day to start and up to 20-30 g a day.

  • Spirulina: Another high-protein algae, spirulina is an ancient detoxifier. Again, start with about 500 mg a day and up to 25 g a day.

  • Cilantro: This is a delicious herb you can use in cooking and salads. I like to munch on it for a snack. You can eat as much as you want… the more the better. Start with a handful.

To protect your cells against damage, try this:

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid: It’s an antioxidant that detoxifies and protects your cells. It also helps other antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, and CoQ10 work better. Take 100 mg a day.

  • SAMe: This is your liver’s super nutrient. It helps to reverse the effect of chemicals. Take up to 200 mg a day.

  • MSM: A great detoxifier, MSM also provides relief from pain and allergies. Take 900 mg up to 3 times a day.

  • Milk Thistle: Great for your liver, kidney, pancreas, and all organs affected by toxic exposure. Take 300-600 mg a day.

To Your Good Health,

from http://www.drsears.com

Tamiflu- A Hoax?

Tamiflu anti-viral drug revealed as complete hoax;

Roche studies based on scientific fraud http://www.naturalnews.com/027734_Tamiflu_Roche.html

Monday, December 14, 2009 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles…) (NaturalNews)

When it comes to selling chemicals that claim to treat H1N1 swine flu, the pharmaceutical industry’s options are limited to two:

Vaccines and anti-virals.

The most popular anti-viral, by far, is Tamiflu, a drug that’s actually derived from a Traditional Chinese Medicine herb called star anise. But Tamiflu is no herb. It’s a potentially fatal concentration of isolated chemical components that have essentially been bio-pirated from Chinese medicine. And when you isolate and concentrate specific chemicals in these herbs, you lose the value (and safety) of full-spectrum herbal medicine. That didn’t stop Tamiflu’s maker, Roche, from trying to find a multi-billion-dollar market for its drug. In order to tap into that market, however, Roche needed to drum up some evidence that Tamiflu was both safe and effective. Roche engages in science fraud Roche claims there are ten studies providing Tamiflu is both safe and effective. According to the company, Tamiflu has all sorts of benefits, including a 61% reduction in hospital admissions by people who catch the flu and then get put on Tamiflu. The problem with these claims is that they aren’t true.

They were simply invented by Roche. A groundbreaking article recently published in the British Medical Journal accuses Roche of misleading governments and physicians over the benefits of Tamifl

Out of the ten studies cited by Roche, it turns out, only two were ever published in science journals. And where is the original data from those two studies? Lost. The data has disappeared. Files were discarded. The researcher of one study says he never even saw the data. Roche took care of all that, he explains.

So the Cochrane Collaboration, tasked with reviewing the data behind Tamiflu, decided to investigate. After repeated requests to Roche for the original study data, they remained stonewalled. The only complete data set they received was from an unpublished study of 1,447 adults which showed that Tamiflu was no better than placebo. Data from the studies that claimed Tamiflu was effective was apparently lost forever. As The Atlantic reports, that’s when former employees of Adis International (essentially a Big Pharma P.R. company) shocked the medical world by announcing they had been hired to ghost-write the studies for Roche. It gets even better: These researchers were told what to write by Roche! As one of these ghostwriters told the British Medical Journal: “The Tamiflu accounts had a list of key messages that you had to get in. It was run by the [Roche] marketing department and you were answerable to them. In the introduction …I had to say what a big problem influenza is. I’d also have to come to the conclusion that Tamiflu was the answer.” In other words, the Roche marketing department ran the science and told researchers what conclusions to draw from the clinical trials. Researchers hired to conduct the science were controlled by the marketing puppeteers. No matter what they found in the science, they had already been directed to reach to conclusion that “Tamiflu was the answer.” Now, I don’t know about you, but where I come from, we call this “science fraud.” And as numerous NaturalNews investigations have revealed, this appears to be the status quo in the pharmaceutical industry.

Virtually none of the “science” conducted by drug companies can be trusted at all because it really isn’t science in the first place. It’s just propaganda being dressed up to look like science. Sadly, even the CDC has been fooled by this clinical trial con. As stated by author Shannon Brownlee in The Atlantic: “…the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appears to be operating in some alternative universe, where valid science no longer matters to public policy.

The agency’s flu recommendations are in lockstep with Roche’s claims that the drug can be life-saving — despite the FDA’s findings and despite the lack of studies to prove such a claim. What’s more, neither the CDC nor the FDA has demanded the types of scientific studies that could definitively determine whether or not the company’s claims are true: that Tamiflu reduces the risk of serious complications and saves lives. Nancy Cox, who heads the CDC’s flu program, told us earlier this year she opposes a placebo-controlled study (in which one half of patients would be given Tamiflu and the other half would be given placebo), because the drug’s benefits are already proven.” Did you catch that last line? The CDC isn’t interested in testing Tamiflu because “the drug’s benefits are already proven.” Except they aren’t. But this is how the pharmaceutical industry operates: Step 1) Fabricate evidence that your drug works. Step 2) Use that fraudulent evidence to get your drug approved. Step 3) Use fear to create consumer demand for your drug (and encourage governments to stockpile it). Step 4) Avoid any actual scientific testing by claiming the drug has already been proven to work (and cite your original fraudulent studies to back you up). This is the recipe the CDC is following right now with Tamiflu. It’s a recipe of scientific stupidity and circular logic, of course, but that seems to be strangely common in the medical community these days.

Even the FDA says Tamiflu doesn’t work The FDA, remarkably, hasn’t entirely given in to the Tamiflu hoax. They required Roche to print the following disclaimer on Tamiflu lables — a disclaimer that openly admits the drug has never been proven to work: “Tamiflu has not been proven to have a positive impact on the potential consequences (such as hospitalizations, mortality, or economic impact) of seasonal, avian, or pandemic influenza.”

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Effects on Nicotine on Smokers

‘Higher risk’ of lung cancer from smoking first thing

Smoking cigarette

It is the time of day you light up which seems important

Smokers who light up on waking display higher levels of nicotine than those who wait, regardless of the number of cigarettes smoked, US research shows.

Scientists measured smokers’ levels of cotinine, a by-product of nicotine which has been shown to reflect the risk of developing lung cancer.

Waiting until you had eaten breakfast reduced the amount of this chemical.

The Penn State College of Medicine study suggests the earlier smokers may need more help to give up.

The reasons for the differing levels were unclear, but are thought likely to reflect a more intense way of smoking among those who light up first thing – as their need may be greater than those who can wait.

More than 250 healthy people who smoked every day were included in the study, which was published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

Waking desire

Among smokers who consumed 20 cigarettes each day, cotinine levels varied dramatically – with the top levels nearly 75 times higher than the lowest levels.

Not all smokers are the same and approaches to smoking reduction may need to account for individual smoking behaviours such as the intensity and frequency of puffing, cravings, and physiological symptoms
Joshua Muscat
Report author

The highest levels were seen among those who lit up within 30 minutes of waking – categorised as high dependency.

“These people may require a more intensive intervention than other smokers to help them quit smoking on a sustained or permanent basis,” said report author Joshua Muscat, professor of public health at Penn State College of Medicine.

“Not all smokers are the same and approaches to smoking reduction may need to account for individual smoking behaviours such as the intensity and frequency of puffing, cravings, and physiological symptoms.”

A spokesperson for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation welcomed the research, which it said would help further understanding of smoking habits and addiction to tobacco.

“It is however a small study (252 participants), and therefore the findings should be taken with caution, and we are not entirely sure that any major conclusions on the future of smoking cessation can be made from this.

“We concur with the authors that more research is needed in this area.”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8391871.stm

Diabetes Help!

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Stay away from starches. Starches are of little nutritional value. They convert to sugar. Your body stimulates too much insulin when you eat starches. Manufacturers are producing highly processed starches. If it is processed, don’t eat it. Processed foods often have harmful additives like sugar, preservatives, and other chemicals.

2. Eat foods low on the glycemic index. You can find a table of foods and their glycemic index at AlSearsMD.com. Foods with high glycemic indexes cause blood sugar levels to spike.

3. Eat plenty of protein. Your genes need the nutrients in protein. Lean protein like fish are chock full of nutrients. Protein will counteract the damage done by starches. The more protein you eat, the better.

4. Exercise large muscle groups. Concentrate on exercising the biggest muscles. Leg muscles are the largest. These hefty muscles burn excess sugar in the blood faster than any others. Plus, I’ve just learned about a new way to combat diabetes.

My colleagues at Health Sciences Institute (HSI) reported on a natural extract taken from a Japanese plant called konjac mannan that helps lower blood sugar naturally. It’s paired with a rare fiber that blocks sugar absorption. The research behind it is promising. In a 6-week study, every person had a drop in blood sugar. Some fell as many as 60 points.

www.alsearsmd.com

Please let me know if Konjac mannan herb helps in any way. Dx

A solution for Body Dysmorphic Disorder!

I read in the newspaper today that this girl who suffered from BDD  has managed to overcome this problem by looking at pictures of herself looking good,  smiling and so on. I think it is a great idea for anyone with an image problem. Looking in a mirror seems to accentuate all our physical blemishes and so by admiring yourself on  a photograph,  you are actually doing the stuff that we do when we look at a celebrity in the tabloid or magazine.

Worth trying.

Easy Weight Loss!

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Teeth Whitening- The natural way!

Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening

1. Application of a paste of lemon juice and salt in the yellowish tint of the teeth is a wonderful way of eliminating that dull colour of the teeth

2. Rubbing the inner white part of an orange peel in the bleached teeth gives a lovely white shine.

3. Regular use of paste of bi-carbonate of soda with water take away the surface stain from the teeth

4. Dried and powdered Bay leaves combined with dried orange peel also acts as an outstanding whitener

5. Hydrogen peroxide is probably the most ordinary and popular natural lightening agent. It can be combined with lemon juice, baking soda, baking powder, or roughly a dozen other ingredients. Dissimilar recipes will call for different amounts of peroxide. Use low dosage.  Some people suggest 5-10% strength and rinse your mouth thoroughly afterwards.  Do your research.

6. Lemon juice by itself may not be the most excellent home remedy for teeth whitening as the acidity can weaken teeth. Amazingly enough, strawberries fall into the same acidic category. They are normal whiteners; simply rub them straightly on your teeth or mash into a paste. But use both sparingly

7. Apple cider and white vinegar are also used in a some home remedy recipes for teeth whitening. Wood ash is known for being a natural bleaching preservative, but too much usage can cause the enamel of your teeth to wear away. And, like the vinegar, has a quite bitter taste.

by Jasvinder  Singh Astrologer

www.bicarbonateofsoda.info

Dr Sear’s PACE programme for weight loss!

Durational exercise tells your body to build fat. That’s how your body adapts to this kind of activity. Then, if you stop your cardio routine, you’ll put on even more fat very rapidly. This is common as your body gets into the routine of making the extra fat.  Many just get bored. But many find they have to stop cardio because this unnatural activity has caused degeneration of their joints. And another point: If you persist through middle age and beyond, cardio accelerates some very negative effects of aging. It lowers testosterone and growth hormone, boosts destructive cortisol levels and robs you of muscle, bone and internal organ mass and strength.

But short-duration exercise – like PACE – actually increases levels of growth hormone. Researchers from Loughborough University in Leicestershire, England tested growth hormone levels in sprinters and endurance athletes. On average, the sprinters had 3 times as much growth hormone as the endurance runners.3 The biggest point they missed is this: The most important changes from exercise occur after, not during, the exercise period.

The way you exercise affects your metabolism for several days. The important changes begin after you stop exercising. This is good news. It means all you have to do during your exercise is stimulate the adaptive response you need – like reducing your need for fat or building reserve capacity in your heart. Your body will continue making the important changes afterwards – while you rest. You don’t need to go to the gym to get started.

Let’s take walking as an example. This is the easiest way to get started if you’re de-conditioned or facing a physical challenge. Here are a few points to consider: When you’re walking, you need to start at a comfortable pace and slowly speed up until you feel your heart rate increase. When you feel this extra bit of exertion, maintain it until you start to feel winded. Then stop and catch your breath. Take a few minutes to recover and focus on your breath until you’re breathing normally. This will be your first “set.”

You warm up by walking at a normal, comfortable pace for 1 to 2 minutes. Then you slowly start to walk faster. As you increase your speed, pick a target and then maintain it. This is a little subjective, so you’re going to have to get a feel for it. For example, when you start off walking at a normal pace, imagine your top walking speed and then work back from there. So tell yourself, “I’m going to walk normally and then increase my speed by about 15%.” Then hold that speed and maintain it for a few minutes.

If you don’t feel like that increase is giving you a challenge, go up a notch until you’ve increased your speed by 20 to 25%. Then hold that speed and maintain it for a few minutes. This is how you gauge your exertion level. You know you’re getting close when you feel your heart rate go up. And when you feel this extra exertion, look at your watch and see how long you can sustain it. If you can do it for 2 to 3 minutes, great. If not, it doesn’t matter. Just follow this pattern.

After you’ve challenged yourself for a few minutes, stop and rest. Ideally, you should feel winded. You should be breathing heavier than you usually do and you should feel your heart beating faster. Now begin your recovery period. Allow your heart rate and breath to return to normal. When you’ve completed your first set, try another. At this point, repeat your first set without increasing your intensity. If you want to ramp up the challenge, increase the amount of time you walk at a faster speed. By walking and first gauging your exertion capacity, you can do a productive PACE routine at your own level. It doesn’t matter how quickly you can walk. Even if your top exertion speed is just above your normal walking speed, you can give yourself enough of a challenge to expand your lung volume and build reserve capacity in your heart. This gradual build up in cardio-pulmonary power will get you to higher levels and extend your endurance.

Little by little, you’ll become more and more conditioned and better able to handle more intense challenges. When you feel you’ve improved your exercise capacity – or if you want to start with something more challenging than walking – use this same formula with swimming or biking. Both give you a good heart and lung workout.

www.sears.com