HOW TO SPOT Reduce FAT on Women- Lose Arm, Thigh, Stomach, and Back Fat with These Tips!

July 21, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

Ask your questions on FB- Follow on Twitter- FREE FEMALE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM- This video is going to be short and sweet like crack. Everyone’s got problem areas with their body, parts of their body they don’t like. And today I’m going to give some big tips on spot reducing back, love handles, arms, thighs and stomach. Stomach Your tummy fat is determined by the amount of stress you have in your life, both mental, emotional, physical, environmental and nutritional. You need to sleep 8 hours, distress and just enjoy yourself. And avoid combinations of high fat and high sugar together. Love Handles and Back Are related to how sensitive your insulin is. Translation? Eat LESS carbs, a lot less. Minimize your sugar and keep carbs for breakfast and after your work out ONLY Arms Arms are related to your estrogen levels, or the ratio of your testosterone to estrogen. Don’t get sappy, get strong! Lift heavier weights, this won’t make you blocky, avoid a lot of soy and eat A LOT of green vegetables from the brassica family, which is broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts Thighs Ladies you naturally have a predisposition towards storing thigh fat. INTENSE exercise is the key. This will be the last area to go. Sound dieting for several weeks, and hard exercises, lots of sprints, kettlebell work, lifting heavy weights with squats, lunges, dips are key. Theres no special key, just hard work! Use these ninja tips to get more results

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Alzheimer’s Disease Information for Patients and Families

July 22, 2008 by  
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With millions of people around the world caught in its grasp, Alzheimers is a disease whose implications are still being felt. Sneaking in and slowing removing a person’s ability to recall, function and even remember their own family and friends, this condition is a nasty one that can impact not only the affected patients, but also everyone around them. With this in mind, it is very important for people faced with this condition to arm themselves with solid Alzheimers disease information.

Despite or in spite of its widespread reach, there are a lot of myths that surround Alzheimers. While having correct Alzheimers disease information won’t likely provide a family with the solace it might need following a diagnosis, it can help them better understand the condition and what to expect. Separating the fact from the fiction is very important for those who need to make decisions about future care and potential treatments.

Let’s look at some of the myths that sometimes prevent the real Alzheimers disease information from getting out:

* Memory loss is normal. While it might be normal to become a little forgetful as we age, serious memory loss is not normal. Any severe loss of memory, such as that associated with Alzheimers or other forms of dementia, is not normal under any circumstance.

* Aluminum causes Alzheimers. The real Alzheimers disease information to be had out of this one is that there is no known cause for this condition. There are some potential links, but confirmation has not been made. In regard to aluminum specifically, studies have not been able to determine a real link between drinking out of cans and contracting Alzheimers. The flu shot rumor also doesn’t seem to be true.

* The condition is not fatal. This is a false piece of Alzheimers disease information. While it is more likely that other conditions will arise that can be fatal before the deterioration progresses to the parts of the brain that control major bodily functions, the disease is considered fatal in and of itself by many experts.

* Diet sodas cause Alzheimers. This is another fallacy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been studying this claim since some scientists raises concerns about Nutrasweet and Equal, but no connection has been found as of yet.

* Alzheimers can be stopped in its progression. Sadly, this is not true. While there are some treatments that might slow the steady pace of progression, stopping it is not possible at this time. It might even be possible to stabilize a patient for a while, but no treatments have proven effective over the long haul.

Alzheimers disease information available to date doesn’t provide a lot of answers for patients and their families that might be struggling to come to grips with a diagnosis. The reality is there is still much to learn about this condition and with how little is actually known, many myths seem to thrive.

Patients and families with questions and concerns should seek medical advice. There are even some very good support groups for those impacted by this mysterious and devastating condition.

For more information on Alzheimers, try visiting – a website that specializes in providing Alzheimers related tips, advice and resources to include information on Alzheimers disease information.

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Cancer Myths and Urban Legends

May 29, 2008 by  
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urban-legend.jpgHeard any cancer myths or legends lately? How about these?

Cancer Myths: Myths are unproven collective belief.

Did you know that the results of a 2005 an American Cancer Society survey of over 900 people who had not had cancer indicated that 75% of those surveyed believed the following MYTHS were either true or they weren’t sure if they were true or not?

  • “Pain medications are not effective in reducing the amount of pain people have from cancer.”
  • “All you need to beat cancer is a positive attitude, not treatment.”
  • “Treating cancer with surgery can cause it to spread throughout the body.”
  • “There is currently a cure for cancer but the medical industry won’t tell the public about it because they make too much money treating cancer patients.”
  • “Cancer is something that cannot be effectively treated.”

Then there is the myth that lung cancer tumors spreads when exposed to air. While it is a myth, this does indicate that people’s beliefs can and do influence their treatment choices.

Have you heard that fluoridated water leads to cancer? Per the National Cancer Institute: “a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention summarized extensive research findings and concluded that studies to date have produced “no credible evidence” of an association between fluoridated drinking water and an increased risk for cancer.”

Breast implants do not cause cancer. This myth has no scientific basis. In fact it is suggested that women with implants are more likely to be familiar with their anatomy and pick up on unusual lumps or lesions. There is also no evidence that breast implants lead to breast cancer recurrences.

Articles on Common Cancer Myths:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Dispelling Cancer Myths

Mayo Clinic: Cancer Treatment Myths

The American Cancer Society: Many Buy into Common Cancer Myths

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Do You Believe Smoking Is A Way To Stay Slim

August 21, 2007 by  
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By Ng Peng Hock

Smoking can help one stays slim.

Are you sure?

It does not sound convincing at all but unfortunately it is a common belief among teenage girls.

Besides the many healthy problems like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, and many others that are associated with overweight, the other important issue for teenage girls is their body image.

Research conducted in the United Kingdom and Canada showed that 1/3 of girls view weight gain as a reason not to give up cigarette.

A female smoker shared her thoughts: “If I don’t smoke I tend to eat a lot, especially candy and chocolate, and things like that. The last time I tried cutting down on cigarettes I gained 2 or 3 kg in couple of weeks. To be honest, I don’t really worry about the health risks associated with smoking. They seem so distant. But I can see the link with my weight directly.”

Is there any proven link between smoking and weight control?

American researchers found that smokers are just as likely to put on weight as non-smokers. It tends to be those who are slightly overweight that smoke the most. Therefore, it is a wrong belief for young women to take up smoking hoping it will help them manage their weight. However, it is a tendency for people to gain weight when they quit smoking.

According to Dr Chris Steele, when giving up smoking, about 1/3 of people gain quite a lot of weight, 1/3 gain a small amount of weight, and the remaining 1/3 do not put on any weight at all. Dr Chris Steele is a British general practitioner who has run smokers’ clinics for more than 30 years.

Smoking increases the risk of contracting diseases such as heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and stroke. If there is a choice between stopping smoking and putting on a couple of kilos, you should stop smoking first to halt the worse impact on your overall health. After you have stopped smoking, you can then deal with any extra weight that may have crept on.

Although some people do gain weight after they give up cigarette, smoking itself does not cause weight loss. Therefore, taking up smoking will not help you stay slim. The best and safest way to control weight is to follow the tried-and-tested method: exercise and adopt a healthy diet.

People have intention to quit smoking but do not know how to do it can take a look at Dr Steele’s 10 Point Quit Smoking Plan and his Fat Farewell Weight Loss Plan for quitters who are worried about gain weight. Email writer of this article for his web address.

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Myths From The Weight Loss Hawks

July 25, 2007 by  
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By Mike Anthony

Myth: You will do fine with a high protein/low-carb diet

Fact: This kind of diet looks to get most of the daily required amount of calories from protein foods, such as dairy products and meats, and a very small portion taken from foods that have a lot of carbs, i.e. potatoes, fruits, pasta, and bread. The main problem with this kind of diet is that many of the most common foods that people like to eat are excluded, which makes it easy for this kind of dieter to get bored or frustrated. When boredom and frustration take their toll, the end of the diet is usually close behind. Another problem with this diet is that the carbohydrates recommended usually lack in essential nutrients, while advocating that the dieter eat cheese and bacon which will raise cholesterol levels.

What it all comes down to is that high protein/low-carb diets result in fast weight loss in some people, but it isn’t just fat that is lost. People lose some of their lean muscle mass as well, and a lot of water, as the kidneys now need to work harder to excrete the extra waste that is coming in from fat and protein. The stress added to your kidneys is not healthy at all and, in the long run, leads to dehydration, headaches, feelings of dizziness and nausea. Before starting a long-term diet, you would do well to discuss it with your doctor. If you are really set on dieting, try a balanced diet first, because it will help you lose weight without hurting your bodily systems.

Myth: Permanent weight loss can be achieved with fad diets.

Fact: This is another common myth among the weight loss hawks. Like any other diet that tells you to cut this or that from your daily meals, fad diets are not healthy for you. The cornerstone of any diet is getting the body supplied with all the calories, proteins, and minerals it needs. Diets which forbid the foods that are essential to your bodily needs are not healthy for you. Fad diets fail to deliver on the promise of permanent weight loss because people will always crave the foods they are not supposed to be eating and will always end up breaking the rules and the diet itself.

The key to making weight loss permanent is more exercise and avoiding food that makes you fat without nourishing your body. It has been confirmed through extensive studies about the importance of exercise and a well-balanced diet.

Myth: Low-fat or fat-free food is always a good choice.

Fact: The only low fat foods that are also low in calories are fruits. The rest of the huge low-fat or non-fat group are not a safe choice if you are dieting. These products may have added sugar, starch or flour to make them taste better, which means extra calories that do not belong into your diet. So make sure you carefully check the list of ingredients on packages whenever you decide to buy low-fat or fat-free products.

Myth: Making the switch to vegetarian foods will help you lose weight and keep you healthy.

Fact: I know this is a hard pill to swallow, but no food plan will work for you unless you take charge of your eating and make sure that everything that goes down your throat is the right kind of food. The main point is to make absolutely certain that the vegetarian diet will supply your body with the nutrients and calories it needs. You could be bringing in trouble for yourself down the road by eating foods that are loaded with empty calories, not providing nutritional value, outside of filling up your stomach.

Since plants tend to have a lower concentration of nutrients than meat, you will have to eat more food than before to make up for this difference. Not to mention that a strictly vegetarian diet will not get you enough vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron, calcium and zinc. These vitamins and minerals are taken mostly from dairy products and eggs in a regular diet, but true vegetarians can’t touch those. You’ll have to rely on the few and uncommon vegetables that can provide these substances.

Myth: Dairy products make you fat and cause heart problems.

Fact: Thanks to modern medicine, everybody knows that eating a lot of dairy products is a surefire path to high blood pressure and stroke, although a large group of French people refuse to die, despite the large quantities of cheese and wine they consume.

Dairy products are the main source of calcium that keeps your bones strong and healthy. It is a must for children and should not be overlooked by adults either. Dairy products also contain vitamin D, which is crucial to maintaining the normal levels of calcium and phosphorus in your bloodstream.

If you want to avoid gaining weight from dairy products, choose low-fat or non-fat brands. There are enough of those around. If you are lactose-intolerant, drink soy or rice milk and eat lactose-free cheeses. Soy milk does not taste exactly the same as regular milk, but it’s still good and nutritious. The fat-free and lactose-free cheese taste will probably go unnoticed, or atleast eventually, since you are usally eating it with something else anyway.

Butter and margarine are the only dairy products you should worry about. These absolutely have large levels of fat, saturated and trans fat included. Still, if you must eat these, at the very least, choose the butter over the margarine. Margarine is an over-processed fat that is not at all good for you. Butter may be somewhat fattier in content, but it’s definitely the healthier of the two.

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9 Myths of Multiple Sclerosis

July 17, 2007 by  


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* special thanks to Michael T. Vitale of the National M.S. Society of New York

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