Environmental Toxins

Chemical pollutants can effect the regulation of weight in a number of ways. From the pesticides used in food production to the chemicals used by the plastic industry such as phthalates and bisphenol A, which are harmful synthetic substances that find their way into the human body daily; which slowly alter the body's ability to … Continue reading Environmental Toxins

STRESS

The human body reacts to perceived threats by secreting hormone such as cortisol as part of the natural fight or flight response. In short bursts, this hormone is beneficial, providing energy, increased immunity, and heightened memory. However, prolonged periods of raised cortisol activity are very destructive, resulting in high blood pressure, lower immunity and impaired … Continue reading STRESS

DRINK MORE WATER

*information obtained from African-American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D Water is an often overlooked tool in the fight against obesity. By increasing your water intake by about 16 ounces per day, you will boost your metabolic rate by 30% percent. DID YOU KNOW: the consumption of eight (8 ounce) glasses of water per day … Continue reading DRINK MORE WATER

Causes of Obesity (Pt.2)

*information obtained from African-American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D The simple cause of obesity is an increase in the consumption of high-calorie foods with a decrease in physical activity. In other words, you eat more than your body burns, and your body stores the excess as fat. DID YOU KNOW: there is a direct … Continue reading Causes of Obesity (Pt.2)

Obesity

*information obtained from African-American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D It is estimated that up to 365,000 thousand deaths are caused by obesity in the United States every year. Since the 1980s, the numbers of overweight children in this country has doubled while the numbers of overweight adolescents has tripled. Being overweight increases your body's … Continue reading Obesity

How 2 Lose Weight ?

*information obtained from African American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D Excess weight creates a vicious circle that perpetuates type 2 diabetes. Being overweight causes insulin resistance in your muscles/fat tissues, which in turn forces your system to secret more insulin. When you have increased insulin in your blood, it makes you more overweight because … Continue reading How 2 Lose Weight ?

When You Exercise?

*information obtained from African American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D Every time you exercise, your body requires extra energy, which it takes in the form of glucose in your blood. Glucose sources: grapes, blueberries, mangoes, raspberries, apples, blackberries, papaya, cherries, peaches, dates, pears and plums. Glucose is the basic source of energy for all … Continue reading When You Exercise?

How Food Provides Energy

*information obtained from Human Body by D.K Energy is needed for the functioning of body cells. This energy is produced by the breaking down food molecules in various chemical reactions, in particular the Krebs cycle that takes place within a cell's mitochondria. Because the energy cannot be used directly by the cell, it is stored … Continue reading How Food Provides Energy

What’s your Motivation?

*information obtained from Eight Weeks To Optimum Health by Andre Weil, M.D Many people want to remake their lives but cannot imagine doing so without outside help. If only some skilled hands, could apply the necessary force to get them going, they could do it, but on their own they remain in habitual ruts. The … Continue reading What’s your Motivation?

Do I Have Health?

*information obtained from Eight Weeks To Optimum Health by Andrew Weil, M.D Health is Wholeness & Balance, an inner resilience that allows you to meet the demands of living without being overwhelmed. If you have that kind of resilience, you can experience the inevitable interactions with germs and not get infections, you can be in … Continue reading Do I Have Health?