Fat, Fat Go Away
I am Dr Patrick Flanagan, and this is the latest edition of my Dr Health Secrets newsletter.
Lately I have written about toxins in our water and food supply. This installment is about a diet that has gotten a lot of attention all over the world. This newsletter about the Atkins Diet and its effects on your body.
Beef, It's What's For Dinner
And breakfast, and lunch, and snacks. That, and all other things of the protein persuasion, such as chicken, eggs, cheese, fish, and lard. Yes, Atkins was the diet that enabled its followers to ingest as much fat and protein as their little hearts desired while still shedding those extra, unwanted pounds. Many even seemed to get results from the Atkins diet without even having to step foot in a gym. Even more remarkable were those revolutionary new "desserts" that were both Atkins friendly and approved. Sure they tasted like they were manufactured in a nuclear weapons facility, but they were still synthetically sweet, and would help in the elimination of those darned sweet cravings. What the perfect diet Atkins was.
Eat as much fat as you wanted, consume all of the steak and bacon you could, and wash it all down with an aspartame-infested soda and non-exercising exercise regiment. The life of a lazy king.
The Fat Makes The Calorie, Not The Man
It seemed perfect, but seemed would have to become the operative word. Many of you have lived on this earth long enough to know that perfection really doesn't exist. There is no perfect child, no prefect insurance plan, no perfect way to say, "We should see other people," and no perfect diet. Dr. Atkins himself would have argued that cholesterol levels didn't increase with the added intake of high fat foods, but many researchers and scientists have proven otherwise. Heart disease, as well as other heart conditions, has been attributed to followers of high protein and high fat diets. Some studies are starting to show the correlation between these diets and heart problems, and to me, even the potential risk of losing my ticker is enough to make me eat a piece of bread.
One particular side effect that is hazardous when eating excess amounts of fat and protein are the increased levels of acidity within the body, which are mostly caused by the ketone acids that are produced during ketosis. High levels of acidity can lead to a loss of much needed calcium from within bones. Calcium, which is an alkaline material, is depleted when acid levels get to be too high. This is your body's way of attempting to neutralize its ph balance and bring everything back to a normal level of functioning. Lack of calcium, over time, can lead to an increase in fractures, the erosion of teeth (teeth are made of calcium), and the depression of the central nervous system. High acidity also forces the kidneys and the liver to work a lot harder than they typically would, so people who have preexisting problems with these organs are at risk of developing even more severe problems when on Atkins.
Aside from leading to dehydration, acidity can also cause high toxic levels within the body, and over time, these toxic levels can lead to permanent and caustic side effects. One way to help with the removal of these chemicals would be to drink water, but it has to be the right type of water. Many waters have surface tensions that are so high, that the cells in the body can't absorb the water that they need. One way to help eliminate this problem would be to add the right colloidal minerals to the water that you are already drinking to allow for more nutrients to enter the cell and toxins to come out.
There's no "I" in Vegetable
Carbohydrates are considered food for the brain, and even more importantly, many simple carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, contain important antioxidants that are needed to provide a healthy immune system. If you are a follower of Atkins or any other low carb, high fat, and high protein diets, then I don't stay on these particular eating plans for too long a period of time. If you absolutely can't bring yourself to eat a noodle or an apple, you should at least attempt to take some kind of antioxidant supplement.
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The Dirty Little Diet Secret
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Do Low Carbohydrate Diets Lead to Weight Loss Success?
So your neighbor, office mate, best friend, whoever just lost 10 pounds in only two weeks following the latest in high protein low carbohydrate diets. And now you're thinking you should give it a go -- have even started the search for high protein low carbohydrate recipes?
Diet or Lifestyle?
"I am going to start a diet tomorrow". How many times have we said or heard these words? What do these words mean to you? For most of us it means a period of time in which we will subject ourselves to torture in order to lose a few pounds. Eventually we grow tired of this torture and go back to our old habits and gain those pounds back. I have known people who have been on this diet merry-go-round for years. One person comes to mind who actually uses the words: "I need to stop eating for a while"! This person thinks that the key to ideal weight and health is to not eat. He will skip breakfast and eat a pack of crackers for lunch and then a light dinner in the evening. He loses weight only to gain it back when he decides "to eat" again. This is an unhealthy practice which has been proven not to work on a long term basis.
Farewell To The Atkins Low Carb Diet
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Fighting obesity has become one of the most important issues on the minds of millions of people. Obesity is the cause of health problems and greatly
increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and even death.
Consequently, new diets and diet supplements online are introduced each day promising fast weight loss with very little effort. In choosing the right diet products and supplements, it's important to consider the safety and effectiveness of the products available to you.
Diet supplements containing Ma Huang, commonly known as Ephedra, have been
banned in the United States due to potentially life-threatening side effects.
There are a number of popular diet products that contain various ingredients.
Here are descriptions of some of the most popular diet supplement ingredients
that could help you in the battle against obesity.
One of the more promising diet supplements is green tea extract. Studies have
shown that green tea extract can increase your metabolism and help you burn fat
quickly. Fiber is also a great diet aid because it produces a feeling of
fullness and helps control your appetite. Fiber can also help lower your
cholesterol, which will assist you in preventing serious health problems.
Garcinia cambogia, which is a type of fruit, contains metabolism-boosting
hydroxycitric acid. There have been no serious side effects associated with
hydroxycitric acid and it may even interfere with your body's ability to store
fat. Chromium has also been shown to be beneficial in the fight against obesity.
Chromium may assist in regulating blood sugar levels and help you retain lean
muscle mass. 5-hydroxytryptophan, or HTP, helps reduce the level of sugar in
your bloodstream and gives you a feeling of fullness. HTP also has some
antidepressant qualities that can be beneficial to those battling obesity.
There are many more diet product ingredients that may be helpful in the success
of your diet plan. The diet supplements you choose should be based on the safety
and effectiveness of the product. Make sure to read the ingredients and research
the effectiveness and safety of any diet aid before you begin taking it. The
battle against obesity can be won if you find a diet plan you can live with and
choose your diet supplements wisely.
There are many products available to help you lose weight. There are
supplements, diet plans, programs and online support systems to
help you manage your eating habits and measure your weight loss progress. Some
of these companies provide support and help with your dieting program. We can
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