Archive for November 2012

The Benefits of Weight Loss

There are people who love you and want you to be around for a very long time. Studies have shown that weight loss of 10 percent or more of your total body weight can increase your life expectancy. If you are overweight or obese, you are a heart attack or stroke waiting to happen. Is it fair to the people you love to see that happen?

I’m and EMT. I’ve been trained to save lives. It is extremely challenging to save an overweight person who has suffered a heart attack. Even with the latest techniques and AED equipment, the chances of survival are slim. I don’t work on an ambulance crew, but those guys get 9-1-1 calls every day for heart attacks. Each time they struggle because they see grieving families standing around watching as they try to revive a loved one. It doesn’t have to happen.

I am going to help you so that does not happen to you, if you will let me.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the top ten leading causes of death are (weight loss can reduce the risk of the ones in red): Read more

Weight Loss Medic Agrees with Dr. Oz

Willpower alone is not enough. Diet and exercise are not the answer for the millions who have tried to lose weight. Help is needed to succeed.

A short video clip of Dr. Oz is available on the EPXBody website. In the video Dr. Oz explains several important facts for anyone who would like to lose weight:

  • The success measurement to keep track of is not your weight, but instead it is your waist size measured in inches at the belly button. The goal should be to get the waist size to be half your height or less.
  • If you eat unhealthy food it will end up being processed through the liver and end up adding to the omentum – belly fat. (NOTE: Dr. Oz actually shows real omentum in the video, holding up health omentum and then unhealthy omentum. Yuk!)
  • A big omentum, or belly fat, poisons the liver, causes high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Read more

What NOT to Eat to Lose Weight

Weight Loss Tips

Easy Weight Loss Tips

Diet and exercise are recommended for anyone who wants to lose weight, but for most of us that task is sometimes too difficult to achieve. Here are some changes most people can make to their diet that are fairly easy.

Never Eat these Foods

  • Eliminate all sugar beverages, including diet drinks. This includes milk, soy milk, and all fruit juice. Drink only pure water, and make sure you drink at least 64 ounces a day.
  • Eliminate all margarine from your diet. Butter is far better.
  • Do not eat any baked goods such as cake, muffins, pastas, or breads. You can eat whole wheat products that have no preservatives.
  • Do not eat ANY processed foods. If it contains preservatives, don’t eat it.
  • Do not eat ANY foods that contain genetically modified ingredients such as corn or soy.
  • Do not take ANY vitamins that are chemically created (synthetic). Only take vitamins that are made directly from plants. Read more

The History of Sea Vegtables

By Scott Kennedy, nutritionist and formulator of Daily Sea Veg

It has always been accepted in Japan that eating sea vegetables like Nori and Wakame will prolong life. Now Japanese and other scientists have demonstrated that such assumptions are not so far fetched, given their proven ability to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as thinning the blood.

Kelp and other seaweeds have the ability to synthesize sunlight into Vitamin D in their tissues, not unlike humans do within their skin. These are the only plants that do this in any appreciable amount.

In the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, which is considered the source of the Biblical story of the great flood, the hero brings up from the depths of the sea a “plant” said to bestow eternal youth and immortality on the eater.

In about 3000 B.C., Shen Nung venerated in China as the “Father of Medicine” prescribed “plants of the sea” to all those desiring a long life, as did Confucius. Read more