Is Low-Carb Weight Loss Really Just Water Loss?
by: Craig Whitley
Any weight loss or diet plan, including low-carb plans like the induction phase of the Atkins Diet will result in water loss during the first week or two. However, one of the real beauties of following a low carbohydrate eating plan is that most of the weight loss than extends beyond the initial induction phase of the diet is really from a drop in fat pounds.
How can this be? Well, when you follow a controlled carbohydrate eating plan like Atkins or the South Beach Diet, your body soon switches from burning carbohydrates (which the diet deprives the body of) to burning fat for energy. In other words, the majority of the weight loss that occurs beyond the initial induction phase is really loss of fat that has been stored in your body.
Hard-wired for Exercise
by: Philip J. Goscienski, M.D.
Exercise will make you more fit, but that’s only a small part of the story, according to Philip J. Goscienski, M.D. “Humans are designed for much more physical activity than most of us get,” says Dr. Goscienski, author of Health Secrets of the Stone Age, “and every cell of the body benefits from it. Barely 20 percent of Americans are physically active enough to enjoy those benefits.”
The 80 percent of us who savor the soft life now will have to endure a hard life later, he says. The human body evolved under conditions that involved lots of activity for so many thousands of years that it depends on moderate physical stress in order to function well.
What is Oral Chelation and How Can It Help Prevent Heart Disease
by: Mike Spencer
Oral chelation is the solubilization of a metal salt by forming a chemical complex or sequestering. One way of doing this is with ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid (EDTA) salts, which have a multidentate spiral ligand form that can surround metallic and other ions.
Inactivity, Not Aging Causes Most of our Health Problems
by: Raymond Kelly
Just like the young, older people can gain many benefits from exercising. Life can be made a lot easier through improvements in strength, balance, coordination, and mobility. If the person has not exercised for a while, they must start slow. Even walking 10 minutes per day will give them great benefits.
Weight training is also a great option. Start them on a 20 minute program (3-4 exercises), and increase them from there as they adapt. Keep sets at 2-3, reps at 10-15, and the rest interval between sets at 90 seconds.
The Maharishi Ayurveda Approach to Allergies with Nancy Lonsdorf M.D.
by: Nancy Lonsdorf M.D.
Allergies: The Ayurvedic Answer
In a healthy body, the allergic response serves to protect against invasion by harmful agents. Secretions and inflammation help our immune cells get into the affected tissue, dilute the toxic agent and help wash it away. "Allergies" become a health problem when an excessive and unwanted allergic response occurs to particles that are part of our normal environment and are not actually dangerous to the body.