Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
The article's title: "Multivitamin Use Among Middle-Aged Men Results in Modest Reduction in Cancer"
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The weight loss drug Orlistat (Xenical or Alli) never enabled significant weight loss and always caused nasty side effects. But, once again, the dieter is blamed for weight loss failure…this time blamed for “thinking” the drug will not work.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Taking Vitamin D supplements May Not Improve Heart Health
To which I reply… “No kidding.”
THE ARTICLE: http://www.stonehearthnewsletters.com/vitamin-d-may-not-improve-heart-health-after-all/vitamin-d/comment-page-1/#comment-55327
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Study after study confirms that the majority of Americans (from our children through our elders) have become the fattest, sickest people in the history of time. We “require” the most prescription medications as our health care costs have skyrocketed into the trillions of dollars/year. We are fueling trillion dollar businesses…with our declining health and ultimately paying with our lives.
We don’t need more studies to point this out. We get it.
What we need is for our government, medical associations, universities, medical community, and our children’s schools….to educate the population and focus attention on a health issue that over 60% of Americans have…along with the diet and activity program that can start solving our weight and weight related health epidemics….starting TODAY.
This is a fact: The majority of those who become overweight, obese, those who go on to a diagnosis of pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes, who have nutrition-related cardiovascular disease ….all these people…have a quiet underlying metabolic problem that most are not aware of.
They don’t realize that the diet recommendations that are agreed upon by the government, medical associations, schools, food manufacturers to promote weight loss, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and prevent diabetes is the very diet prescription that PROMOTES WEIGHT GAIN, OBESITY, AND DIABETES.
The name of this underlying metabolic condition is “metabolic syndrome.” It has also been called Syndrome X. I call it “Metabolism B.” Why Met B? To make it simple. It’s that easy to distinguish if a person has what has been known as normal metabolism (Met A) or is suffering from lack of knowledge regarding another “type” of metabolism (Met B). It’s that simple. Really, it is.
A person has Met A or Met B. About 40% of people have Met A. About 60% of people have the genetic predisposition to Met B. Met B is progressive. And Met B is the type of metabolism that, if uncontrolled, leads to overweight, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, triglycerides, hypertension, and some cancers (including breast cancer).
Uncontrolled Met B is fueling the epidemics of obesity and diabetes, has cranked up the US’s dependence on pharmaceuticals/prescriptions, and is leading our country into staggering medical debt.
There is a solution for the millions of people with metabolic syndrome. The solution does not require medication. It requires 3 things: Knowledge of the problem, factual information about how to control the problem, and making good lifestyle choices while leading a “liveable” lifestyle that matches this metabolism.
Metabolic syndrome (Met B) is genetic and progressive. A child is born with the genes for metabolic syndrome, and then the "stressors" of life...inactivity, stress, and high carb intake push the button and the child progresses to have midline fat deposits, overweight/obesity, high cholesterol , hypertension, and even type 2 diabetes as a child. His/her parents are most likely living with the same metabolic disturbance.
Unfortunately, the medical community (in the 1960's) decided to treat metabolic syndrome with a low calorie, low fat, low cholesterol diet. I’m not even going to ponder why this avenue was chosen, but I do know that we were "told" by the medical establishment that our cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, and blood sugar were the result of excess calories, excess saturated fat, excess cholesterol, and inactivity.
Food companies went into high gear concocting low calorie, low fat everything: low fat mayonnaise, ice cream, salad dressings, sugar free candy, cookies, cakes, low calorie frozen foods, fat free potato chips. A food pyramid was designed to focus on low calorie, low fat carbohydrate foods like grains, fruit, non fat milk, juice, cereal, yogurt, breads, legumes…. (all carbohydrate foods at the base of that pyramid).
After the the high profile promotion of the low calorie, low fat, low cholesterol diet as the way to prevent overweight, heart disease, and diabetes…. the epidemics of obesity and diabetes took off!
Truth be known, this low fat, low calorie diet is about 50-55% carbohydrate (sometimes more). For the millions with Met B, this style diet is a recipe for disaster. Why? The root underlying metabolic flaw for those with the genes for metabolic syndrome is INSULIN IMBALANCE and a diet of low fat, low calorie carbohydrate foods flips the switch on metabolic syndrome’s root problem….insulin over-release, insulin imbalance, and insulin resistance.
Think about it….the low fat, low cholesterol, low calorie diet is really a HIGH CARB DIET. The majority of people who will struggle with weight and weight related health issues cannot tolerate a high carbohydrate diet. It will force them to over release the fat gain hormone insulin release making them fatter on their body and in their blood. The longer they remain on a low fat, high carb diet, the fatter and sicker they will get. In other words, the harder they try “to lose weight and get healthy”…the sicker they become….the more medication they will require…the more doctors visits (specialists, too) will be needed!
There is a ready and available solution to this disaster. Obesity and weight (insulin)related health issues triggered by obesity is our greatest “natural disaster.” It is very easy to determine if a person has Metabolism A (they can maintain health and wellness on the traditional low fat, low cholesterol, low calorie diet) or Metabolism B (they can attain and maintain health and wellness on a program designed for their special metabolic needs). The answer is found in routine labwork. It’s not a matter of opinion, it is a matter of fact if you have Met A or Met B.
For the 60% of the population suffering from overweight, obesity, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, diabetes, the solution is available today
I have spent over 15 years researching, developing, designing, and writing and releasing the health and wellness program that will turn around the epidemics of obesity and diabetes. I personally worked with over 6000 patients and have the data to prove that its success. The program has been available to the public since April, 2009. It has been reviewed by Harvard’s Nutrition Committee and the New England Journal of Medicine. It is now followed around the world and is licensed in 7 languages. It works.
I am saddened that the AMA, ADA, and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is not strongly recommending the core lifestyle program behind The Metabolism Miracle and now The Diabetes Miracle. They know that it works.
If research money for finding the answer to the obesity/diabetes epidemics should go anywhere, it should go into a large scale study that will prove that this program is the answer we’ve been looking for so that we can provide this information to the US and the world.
For those who don’t want to wait for the government, medical institutions, universities, etc. to decide to share this information (it will significantly reduce the need for medications and health care dollars)….you can start improving your health today.
The results will be objective…. In black and white. The program will predict the target range of fat pounds lost every 8 weeks, the inches lost that will match the fat pounds lost. You will see major marked improvement in your blood glucose, total cholesterol, LDL and HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides, and vitamin D. Your energy will skyrocket. Your medication requirements will dramatically decrease. All this will become evident within 8 weeks…and the program keeps on working.
When you reach your desired weight, are on as little medication as possible, have normal lab work, and love the way you look and feel, there is a maintenance “way of life” that keeps you there.
The cost? The cost of a paperback book…under 11 dollars… The Metabolism Miracle by Diane Kress, RD CDE (also on Kindle or in hardcover) http://www.amazon.com/The-Metabolism-Miracle-Control-Permanently/dp/0738213861/ref=tmm_pap_title_0
Need support? For 20 cents/day there is a support site where I personally answer your questions , there are videos, recipes, tips, Forums, 24/7 chat with other Met B’s, and the best support you have ever seen for a lifestyle. Miracle-Ville.com is the place where those following the Metabolism Miracle lifestyle can meet for support, information, and one on one help. 20 cents/day. www.miracle-ville.com.
We can do this on our own. We don’t have to wait to be spoon fed the information twenty five years from now when the government and medical associations agree that the Metabolism Miracle is the answer. By that time, hundreds of millions more will die and suffer from the ramifications of uncontrolled metabolic syndrome.
Let’s make history now.
Monday, July 30, 2012
American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association take a BABY Step linking sugar to heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. At this rate, these deadly epidemics won't be stopped until the next century!
I'm sure it will not be easy for the major medical associations to admit that they advised hundreds of millions of people incorrectly....that the diet protocol recommended for weight and diabetes was just not right and it needs to be changed ASAP. How about this? Just tell the public that research has proven that the low fat, low calorie diet is appropriate for about 40% of overweight people, but will not work for the majority of those suffering from weight and weight related health issues.
Medicine and science are dynamic fields and new information and research points us in the right direction to update and change our theories and guidelines accordingly. Just say it was the latest research that lead you to the right diet prescription...but say something. People are dying for lack of accurate information.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Green coffee beans are coffee beans before they are roasted. Once roasted, they turn the characteristic brown color of coffee. Green coffee beans are a very good source of chlorogenic acid.
Although it is present in many commonly consumed foods, it is considered a poorly absorbed dietary polyphenol.
The “Staggering Study”:
The findings were presented at “The American Chemical Society” in San Diego?????
Location of the study? Although the study is presented as being conducted by the University of Scranton, the study was actually conducted in India. The study was led by Joe Vinson, professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa.
The Whistle Conclusion:
Monday, June 25, 2012
Raisins three times a day will lower blood sugar? Twisted study recommendations can actually promote type 2 diabetes!
The fact that this research study -claiming that purposely choosing raisins for the positive effect they have on lowering postprandial blood glucose rather than other snack foods...and suggesting that raisins be consumed 3 times/day ...is a misrepresentation of research findings as well as a disgrace. Why?
RAISINS ARE A CONCENTRATED SOURCE OF SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATE. A ONE OUNCE INDIVIDUAL SIZE BOX OF RAISINS CONTAINS 22 GRAMS OF CARB, 20 GRAMS OF WHICH ARE SIMPLE SUGAR. THAT IS THE EQUIVALENT OF 5 PACKS OF SUGAR!
Please read on to understand what this means...and then write to the ADA and ask for The Metabolism Miracle and information about Metabolism B be made available to the public….now.
Over 110 million Americans have pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Millions more have metabolic syndrome (a compilation of medical maladies based in insulin imbalance including hypertension, hyperlipidemia (LDL and triglycerides), midline adiposity and increased visceral fat deposits, and blood glucose aberrations. If metabolic syndrome is left uncontrolled, it progressively leads to pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
I have coined the term “Metabolism B” (or Met B) to describe the genetic predisposition to excess insulin release and eventual insulin resistance in people on the path to metabolic syndrome. When I see a patient with fasting blood glucose between 90-99mg/dL inclusive, I tell them they have “Met B”. Metabolism B is the precursor to metabolic syndromeà pre diabetesà type 2 diabetes. If a person’s fasting glucose is over 89mg/dL, they are on the road to or have already begun metabolic syndrome. Just take a look at their progressively increasing blood pressure, belly fat, LDL, triglycerides, and blood glucose.
What is the underlying metabolic flaw in those with Met B? Their pancreas releases EXCESS INSULIN RELEASE in response to a rise in blood sugar from both carbohydrate foods and the liver’s release of glycogen.
If a person with Met B consumes a high concentration of carbohydrate, their pancreas over –releases insulin. Excess insulin causes blood sugar to DECREASE. An ironic twist for those in the beginning stages of uncontrolled Met B is that they often have LOW hemoglobin A1C levels because their excess insulin is causing them to have LOWER than normal average blood sugar.
If you repeatedly present a person with Met B high concentrations of concentrated carb, their pancreas will eventually fatigue from over-work. This is when Met B progresses to pre diabetes. If the assault on the pancreas from excess carb continues, pre diabetes progresses to irreversible type 2 diabetes.
That the ADA does not recognize this information is neglectful and the over 100 million Americans with pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes should hold the ADA liable for withholding scientifically proven and medically indicated information that can save people’s health and lives.
Please note that this study was purposely set up to include people with Met B! Everyone had fasting glucose between 90-100mg/dL. This way, when their blood glucose was tested post prandially, the majority would have a lower reading than if you gave them an alternate snack. High amount of simple sugar = high amount of insulin = lower blood sugar. So, it appears that the raisins are magically doing wonderful things to blood sugar when in fact they are provoking excess insulin ….a fat gain hormone.
I will not rest until this information is common knowledge from coast to coast. The program designed to stop the progression of Metabolism B to pre diabetes to type 2 diabetes is in The Metabolism Miracle (for the millions with Met B or pre diabetes) and The Diabetes Miracle (for those with pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
Read more about Met B at :
www.themetabolismmiracle.com or www.thediabetesmiracle.com.
Knowledge is power and I will never stop advocating for those with Met B, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes. I’m not only a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and author of the only books written to control this epidemic…I am also a person with diabetes.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Yes, there IS a link between ED and Vitamin D deficiency….but the underlying cause of both conditions is most likely rooted in a hormonal imbalance. Balance this hormone, and improve ED and Vitamin D!
You can read about the study at the link I provided….but let’s put this situation in chronological order so it will make sense to you. Having erectile dysfunction is devastating to many men and their partners, finding out they are also deficient in Vitamin D, probably not so much. But it is so important that men with ED understand what is most likely happening behind the scenes in their bodies that has resulted in their ED, low Vitamin D, hypertension, high cholesterol, belly fat, and blood sugar impairment. All these conditions, and more, are related to the imbalance of one hormone. Balance that hormone, and overall health improves…quickly.
The treatment for this cause of ED/Vitamin D deficiency is not in popping Viagra or a vitamin D supplement. These pills “medicate” the problem…Viagra may enable an erection and vitamin D supplements will improve Vitamin D status…but neither TREATS the underlying cause of the problem.
The imbalanced hormone in millions of men who struggle with weight is the fat gain hormone INSULIN. When insulin levels are out of balance, blood sugar roller- coasters and gradually damages blood vessels and nerve endings. Insulin and vacillating blood sugar not only leads to ED and Vitamin D deficiency but also contributes to hypertension, high cholesterol, belly fat, and impaired blood sugar. Problems with memory, focus, concentration, libido, irritability are also perpetuated. So much depends on normal insulin and normal blood sugar.
This is the way it is:
Insulin imbalance is at the root of Met B /metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome (with its progressive increases in belly fat/visceral fat, blood pressure, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and blood sugar) is genetic and its progression is linked to stressors like physical inactivity, a high carbohydrate diet, stress (emotional/physical), illness/surgery, certain blood sugar altering medications (like prednisone, cortisone, certain anti-depressants, certain beta blockers).
Over 55% of men who struggle with weight have the genetic predisposition to metabolic syndrome…they are riding on the Metabolism B train. If proper diet and lifestyle changes are not made, in time, millions WILL end up with hypertension, midline adiposity, ED, overweight/obesity, hyperlipidemia, pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes and low levels of Vitamin D.
As metabolic syndrome causes inflammation, nerve irritation, and vascular damage…it is no surprise that men with low levels of vitamin D are prone to ED and vice versa.
There you have it
The medication bill in the US for this insulin related metabolic mess is in the trillions…medications for ED, blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, diabetes, depression, GERD, PCOS, osteopenia, osteoporosis, cancers of the breast, prostate, colon, pancreas, ovarian, and skin, ADD/ADHD, and Alzheimer’s disease are all medications necessary as long as metabolic syndrome and insulin imbalance/resistance is not contained.
Ironically, there is a very inexpensive solution to this problem and it has existed for all to use since April, 2009. The research/development/trials/data collection/fine tuning had preceded the publication of the program by 13 years and to date data has been collected on over 6000 patients. It is now licensed for publication in 7 languages and has a world-wide following. The Metabolism Miracle became a New York Times Bestseller and was the #1 diet book in the UK in 2010. Haven’t heard of it? Not surprising as our medical community is very tight lipped about this scientifically based and medically sound lifestyle program.
Despite The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle’s tremendous objective success in long term weight loss, decreases in body fat, decreases and/or elimination of medications, improved health- based on labwork, decreased inflammation, improved nerve functioning, weight loss, fat loss, and improved quality of life based on subjective data collection….The AMA, ADA, and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have not yet studied this program. Harvard’s Nutrition Committee and the New England Journal of Medicine asked for book copies, but failed to comment.
It’s time to do a large scale research study comparing the core program in The Metabolism Miracle/The Diabetes Miracle to any other diet/lifestyle program. When the results are released, (and the results will prove that this program is the missing link to ending the obesity/diabetes epidemics), it will change the way obesity, diabetes, and weight related health issues are treated.
If you are a male with ED, a woman whose partner has ED, or a person who identifies with the other health conditions tied to uncontrolled Metabolism B, get familiar with The Metabolism Miracle. It can change your life. http://www.themetabolismmiracle.com/
Thursday, May 24, 2012
This ancient Chinese staple could have knocked costly statins out of the ballpark
For centuries red yeast rice (RYR) has been used as a staple in China and Japan. It has been consumed as a preservative, food colorant, spice, and as an ingredient in rice wine
Red yeast rice is a product of the fermentation of red yeast (Monascus purpureus) on rice. Since 800 A.D. the Chinese have used red yeast rice medicinally to improve circulation, alleviate indigestion, as an anti-diarrheal, and since the 1970’s…both Japanese, Chinese, and US scientists have recognized its ability to lower plaque causing blood lipids… LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
Preliminary evidence shows that taking Monascus purpureus by mouth may result in cardiovascular benefits and improve blood flow. Additional study is needed before a firm
recommendation can be made.
Early human evidence suggests the potential for benefits in diabetics. Additional study is needed before a firm recommendation can be made.
If RYR were available in beneficial dosages, it might not be safe for everyone. You would not take it if you:
- Have kidney disease
- Have liver disease
- Are pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Statins to control cholesterol such as Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, Pravachol, Mevacor, and Zocor
- Other cholesterol drugs such as Lopid and Tricor
- Drugs to suppress the immune system, like cyclosporine
- Antifungal drugs such as Diflucan, Nizoral, and Sporanox
- The antibiotics erythromycin and Biaxin
- Serzone, an antidepressant
- Protease inhibitors, used to treat HIV