And not in a good way (as you might guess).
That was the title to an article in today’s paper. The byline was: “More midlife pounds meant neurological disorder struck earlier.” It went on to report on a research study.
Two other quick quotes:
“Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s.”
And, “Maintaining a healthy BMI at midlife is likely to have long-lasting protective effects.”
My recent Posts sharing the research reported on by Dr. Slosberg in Idaho a couple of weeks ago follow the same line. There are some high points in terms of good news that should be emphasized since most of the research is on the negative side – things are really bad health-wise in this country when it comes to the consequences of poor dietary choices and lack of exercise (or activity in general as it turns out).
Anyway, here are some very simple and effective ways to reverse all of the negative physiology and manage some of the major risk factors for illness.
1. Stop eating sugar.
2. Stop eating so much carbohydrates as a percentage of the daily diet.
3. FAST! (As is, do #1 and #2 ‘fast’ and FAST). The “new” twist from the new research is that simply extending the time between supper and breakfast longer – to up to 16 hours but 12 would be a big improvement for most of us – confers all the amazing benefits of what most people think of when they hear the word fast. What’s really cool is that ALL of the negative physiological changes (the ones that, collectively lead to Metabolic Syndrome – the precursor to all the killer diseases we slowly die of) are reverses with fasting. That is really cool news, it’s new – in a sense – actually the Natural Hygienic folks have been saying these exact same things since before Jethro Kloss and Paul Bragg got on the scene.
Something to think about.
Oh, and #4. Just move – do anything you can to be more active – almost anything is better than what we have right now with way too many people.
A JuicePlus+ customer completed their JuicePLus+ Effect Survey yesterday.
Out of 17 questions, he said “yes” to 11. Here are the yeses after only 4 months of taking the JuicePlus TRIO of capsules (Orchard, Garden and Vineyard Blends of fruits, vegetables and berries):
An increase in the amount of water you drink? YES
A reduction in the amount of fast food and/or soft drinks you consume? YES
An improvement in the quality of your sleep? YES
An increase in your energy level? YES
Any weight loss (if you felt you needed to lose weight)? YES
A reduction in the number of cold or flu-like symptoms? YES
(Or has your dentist noticed) healthier gums-things like less bleeding when brushing or flossing, or a healthier pink color? YES
(Or has your hair dresser noticed) indications of healthier hair – things like shinier hair, stronger hair, or more hair growth? YES
Stronger or faster growing nails? YES
Improvements in your complexion, such as smoother skin, clearer skin, a reduction in the oiliness or dryness or your skin, or just and overall healthier glow? YES
An improvement in your general sense of wellbeing? YES
Like many folks some of these changes hadn’t really occurred to him until he was asked, just like chiropractic patient who don’t realize until asked that their breathing or their digestion improved after chiropractic care.
Here is a very interesting article that highlights the role of all of those cells in you that are not you. The take-away for most people will be the role of friendly bacteria verses all the others and dietary means of keeping the peace (I mean balance). But what system in the body regulates all other systems? Who is in charge?
Think about that and consider this!
“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau
Drink Kangen Water.
Do Tai chi.
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As you may know if you follow this Blog I have a tea story that goes back a ways; from Chia tea to, now, Oolong. But this story highlights a guiding principle… all things in moderation! Why this photo? Some people (not me!) put lemon in their tea… and it’s pretty:-)
Patients often ask about this. Here is one doctor’s explanation. It doesn’t get any more simple… or profound (It only takes five). If you are interested in that sort of thing.
Thoughts from a Forbes article.
I have mentioned in the past that probiotics will be more and more in the news. Part of it is just convenient popularity, but there is a lot to be said for a deeper understanding of this subject. Here is a recent article as it relates to skin health.