Monthly Archives: May 2016

HOW CHEATING ON YOUR DIET (ONCE A WEEK) CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT

 

 

Eating more calories than you normally eat one day a week can actually prevent your metabolism from dropping. It’s one of the great paradoxes of dieting. When calories decline, levels of thyroid hormone, which control calorie-burning, also dip. Levels of eptin and hormone-sensitive lipase, an enzyme that helps banish body fat, increase as calories decline. Besides metabolism, there’s muscle to consider; IGF-1, a hormone that supports muscle growth, retention, and repair, also declines with prolonged dieting.

Every 7-10 days during your dieting phase, double your carbohydrate intake for one day. The sudden boost reverses the decline in metabolism while driving IGF-1 levels back to normal, if not a little higher. This not only prevents “sticking points” in dieting, but ensures you’ll maintain your muscle mass.

 

THE PERFECT EXERCISE ROUTINE FOR YOU

 

 

Let’s say you’re just starting out and don’t want to go into the gym until you’ve gained some conditioning and confidence. Here’s how you can get a great workout in ten minutes, with no equipment! Do this cardio/sculpting routine outside on grass, or at home in a soft surface like carpet or use a small piece of foam. You’ll burn more than eight calories per minute.

Minute:            Exercise

0:00 -1:00        Decline pushup. Place toes on a sturdy rock or bench at least eight inches high. Lower chest almost to the ground, straighten and repeat.

1:00 – 2:00       Squat. Traditional squat; one foot on raised surface, one on the ground.                              Alternate – do 30 seconds per side.

2:00 – 3:00       Jumping jacks.

3:00 – 4:00       Tricep dip. Sit on a beach or chair and slip forward until your tailbone is close to the edge. Lower until your upper arms are parallel to the ground. Straighten and repeat.

4:00 – 5:00       Step-ups. Step up onto a sturdy rock or short chair, one leg at a time. Do thirty seconds per leg.

5:00-6:00         Jumping jacks.

6:00 – 7:00       Squat thrust. Stand on a flat surface, squat down and place palms on the ground. Jump feet behind you into a pushup position. Quickly bring knees under chest and spring back up.

7:00 – 8:00       Reverse crunch. Lie in front of a tree or bench with arms extended behind you, holding a trunk or bench leg for support. Raise legs perpendicular to the ground. Lift until hips slightly off the ground.

8:00 – 9:00       Jumping jacks.

9:00 -10:00      Lunges. Step forward with one leg, then jump back, extend other leg. Continue to alternate for one minute.

And when you’re ready you’ll able to move up to the next level, confidently.

 

 

THE MYTH OF ALZHEIMER’S

My  latest book:  “THE  MYTH OF ALZHEIMER’S”    is now available on Amazon.  Here’s the link….

https://www.amazon.com/MYTH-ALZHEIMERS-Jeffry-Weiss-ebook/dp/B01FEAX8MM/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1463329603&sr=8-15&keywords=jeffry+weiss

 

There is no other book on the market that has this information.  There is no other researcher that has discovered these finding.  It’s only $2.99.  check it out!  You will be very surprised at my findings!

SYNOPSIS:   THE MYTH OF ALZHEIMER’S

Alzheimer’s is not hereditary.  It is bad habits that are passed on (eating sugar, fats, drinking sugary drinks, not exercising) not some Alzheimer’s gene.  Alzheimer’s is not inevitable.  Alzheimer’s is due to diet, not old age.

How is this possible?  Modern medicine says it is a disease of old age and that it cannot be stopped and the only hope is that drug companies find a cure.  You are listening to people who only make money when you buy and take their medications. They make money treating diseases, not preventing them.  They work in a narrow corridor: they don’t want you to be cured and stop using their meds, and they don’t want you to die because then you stop being a customer.  They have a vested interest (a multi-billion dollar vested interest) in seeing to it that you get sick, then take their medicines that cause more harm than good and have worse side effects than the disease they claim to cure.

If Alzheimer’s is a disease of old age, why is it that the fastest growing segment of the population for this disease is 55-65, not 85 and older?

The rapid increase in Alzheimer disease is not due to a higher percentage of the population living longer.  The conclusions drawn from the statistics are patently incorrect.  85% of the increase in life expectancy since 1900 has come from better prenatal care and control of infectious disease.  If those factors are taken out of the equation, the increase in life expectancy has only gone up 4% – while the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease has gone up over 1000%

Alzheimer’s is caused by two dietary factors.

1)         The consumption of sugary foods.

2)         The consumption of sugar drinks which allow the sugar to pass though the blood brain barrier and start the process of growing amyloidal plaque.

Alzheimer’s is preventable.  It just means getting on my program and getting on it early.  All this is laid out for you in my book, “The Myth of Alzheimer’s.”

 

 

 

 

 

SOFT DRINKS: HOW BAD CAN THEY BE?

Many believe that soda and other carbonated beverages are relatively harmless. A close look at the impact of these drinks on the human body reveals a different story.

The facts:

  • Sodas with added sugars act as a diuretic, flushing water and minerals from the body. These drinks actually make one thirstier.
  • Carbonated beverages contain excessive amounts of phosphorous. This interferes with calcium uptake in the body, greatly exacerbating the effects of osteoporosis in middle-aged woman. The same effects are true for men; the only difference being a 10-15 year lag before becoming obvious.
  • Soft drinks cause weight gain due to the ‘cephalic phase response’ – a reflex established when the brain reacts to sweet tastes and is tricked into sending false messages to the liver. When sugars (artificial or natural) stimulate the tongue, the brain programs the liver to prepare for the acceptance of new energy. The liver in turn, stops manufacturing glucose from the protein and starch reserves and instead begins to store the metabolic fuels that are circulating in the blood. When the sugar that was promised by the taste buds is nowhere to be found, the brain and liver panic – instructing the person to eat more.
  • The carbonation in soft drinks – when ingested in conjunction with food – bloats the system, disrupts the release of stomach enzymes (interfering with digestion), and halts the absorption of minerals.
  • Sodas with added sugar have been implicated in ADD, adult onset diabetes, and a litany of other health problems.
  • Aspartame (the primary sweetener in the majority of diet soft drinks) is an Excitotoxin, chemicals that excite brain cells till the die. They are very similar to MSG in their deleterious effect on the nervous system.
  • A new study found a significant correlation between carbonated beverage consumption and esophageal and enocacinoma decades later. In the past 25 years, the number of cases of this cancer has risen by 570% among Caucasian men in the U.S. – the group that consume the most soft drinks.

Biologically, we drink liquids for two reasons: to flush the system of impurities; to minimize the amount of food we eat.

 

Healthy Alternatives

Water

The ultimate thirst quencher. However, not all forms are safe. The EPA (environmental protection agency) says our drinking water is safe. They analyze 30 elements in our water to determine purity. Dozens of highly regarded independent scientific studies show that the levels of substances the government says are safe, are not. While testing for thirty elements sounds very impressive, there are over three hundred elements comprising our water. Tap water is not healthy; it is dangerous, filled with heavy metals. Only distilled water goes through the heating and purification needed to insure safety. Artisan spring water, well water, etc., do not go through these steps and are not fit to drink.

Green Tea

Because our diet consisting primarily of processed foods, we do not ingest nearly enough anti-oxidants. Further, some foods and drinks, because of their make-up, require the body to draw on its stores of anti-oxidants to process them. Soft drinks fall into this category. There is one liquid that will not only satisfy our thirst, but also add to the body’s stores of anti-oxidants: Green Tea. It contains polyphenols (a powerful class of antioxidants). By weight, polyphenols comprise about 30% of the green tea leaf. One recent study compared polyphenols with the standard of antioxidants, vitamin E. The green tea extract was shown to pack 200 times the antioxidant punch of vitamin E.

Green Tea’s Impact On Obesity:

While, at first, it seems amazing that something as simple as green tea can have such curative powers, we really shouldn’t be surprised. After all, how else would a tradition be carried on for over 4000 years if it did not have lasting benefit? Here is the hard research behind the claims.

In a recent study, researchers from the University of Kansas determined that EGCG, a powerful antioxidant in green tea, is twice as powerful as resveratrol, a phytonutrient found in red wines and thought to be the explanation as to why the French consume a diet rich in fat yet enjoy a lower incidence of heart disease than Americans.

People living in Asian countries have enjoyed the benefits of drinking green tea for thousands of years. In the past several years, over fifty studies have been published that support the consumption of green tea, or green tea supplements help prevent, treat, or in some cases, kill cancer cells.

In a study by Andrew L. Rubman, ND, indicates that caffeine can lessen the side effects of some drugs, so they work more effectively.

It has been found that people who live in countries where tea is a staple – mainly China and Japan – enjoy very low rates of cancer. In Japan, where up to 75% of men smoke, they have the lowest rate of lung cancer in the industrialized world.

Researchers have found that higher consumption rates of tea reduce the risk of cancers including breast, prostrate, lung, colon, stomach, pancreatic, leukemia, and skin cancer. Now it has been established that a phytonutrient in green tea (diphenylamine) lowers blood sugar activity. This works only if you drink the tea. This way you get the entire complex of bioactive compounds.

Over 50 years ago, Dr. J Minowada of Kyoto University reported that the urine levels of hospitalized diabetes fell when they consumed green tea. More recent studies have shown that green tea plus caffeine increases the body’s metabolic rate for a 24-hour period. Caffeine consumption alone does not account for this rise in metabolic rate. The thermogenic properties in green tea work in synergy with caffeine to promote body fat loss.

Green tea mimics the life-extending effects of calorie restriction by lowering blood sugar and insulin levels. Green tea also reduces iron absorption, which can lead to organ damage, heart disease, and cancer. Tests of various green teas found widely varying levels of catechins – the group of antioxidants that account for much of its disease-fighting power. The results of that research are a follows:

 

Celestial Seasonings green tea                                      217 mg.

Lipton green tea                                                            201 mg.

Bigelow Darjeeling blend                                               164 mg.

Uncle Lee’s green tea                                                    157 mg.

Stach Premium green tea                                               53 mg.

Twining Earl Grey Black tea                                            46 mg.

Bigelow Constant Comment Decaf                                 10 mg.

 

 

An extract found in green tea – epigalloctechin gallate – helps cut fat. It blocks the production of digestive enzymes that break down fat in the digestive system, allowing fat to pass through the system undigested.

Green tea extract also reduces blood cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol). Subjects taking the supplement showed a 11.3 percent decrease in cholesterol and a 16.4 percent decrease in LDL in only three months

EGCG reduces the body’s synthesis of DHT, a potent form of testosterone that causes prostate enlargement and perhaps prostate cancer. In women, EGCG also helps keep breast cells from turning cancerous. Green tea enhances the effectiveness of chemotherapy and helps protect against radiotherapy damage. There seem to be a synergy between tamoxifen and EGCG in producing apoptosis (programmed cell death). High doses of EGCG have been found to be effective in preventing inflammation and skin cancer.

The antioxidant potential of green tea – based on flavinoid count – was found to be significantly higher than that of red wine. Most research has focused on people who drink between 3 and 6 cups of green tea each day.

 

 

SALT: SHAKING OUT THE TRUTH

 

 

Sodium Chloride is an electrolyte essential for carrying signals between the brain and nervous system. The other essential electrolyte is potassium. Together, they regulate cell membrane activity, nerve transmission, and fluid retention. The problem is not simply an over-abundance of sodium, but a lack of potassium. When you get too much sodium and not enough potassium, you get high blood pressure, muscle cramps, fatigue, irritability, confusion, muscle weakness, abdominal bloating, and even heart disease. The correct ratio for these essential electrolytes is 5:1 potassium to sodium. The average American diet has a ratio of 2:1 sodium to potassium. This is very dangerous in that sodium chloride causes high blood pressure, and with a lack of potassium the body losses one of its essential electrolytes.

The national academy of Science states that we need 500 mg. of salt per day. The average American consumes 4,000 mg. of sodium per day and 20 grams of potassium.

Sodium is an element found naturally in various foods. It is essential that we get some in our diets because it regulates the body’s fluid balance and blood pressure, helps the muscles relax and carries nutrients to the cells. Table salt (sodium chloride) consists of 40% sodium and 60% chloride. One teaspoon contains 2,300 mg. of sodium.

 

Why Salt Is So Abundant In Foods Today

During the canning process, processed foods, such as soups, undergo high temperatures. These high temperatures cause sugar and amino acids to react, creating a bitter taste. The salt masks the bitterness. A single cup of chicken noodle soup contains 900 milligrams of sodium chloride – more than twice the recommended daily allowance. The label on a can of soup suggests that there are two servings. No one except a child has a half can of soup. A full can double the amount of salt to 1800 mg. A diet high in sodium chloride is a risk factor for high blood pressure.

Here’s how it works. Salt causes the body to retain water. The water increases blood volume, therefore blood pressure. Sodium also causes smooth muscle contraction and constriction of small blood vessels, which is associated with a greater resistance to blood flow.

You may need to take potassium supplements if you cannot eat three servings a day of high-potassium foods: bananas, apricots, avocados, cantaloupe, figs, seedless raisins, beans, potatoes, winter squash, unsalted tomato sauce. If we consume an average amount of sodium, our diet would need to provide us with 12,000 mg. of potassium.