The Top 7 Things Poisoning Your Children

You probably didn’t know this, but parents directly poison their children every day with things that the U.S. agencies have labeled “safe”.

Most people go through their day to day habits believing everything that mainstream media tells them… Even worse,  most parents get their health related information from their friends or family members that “heard a story” about something… and then everybody believes it’s true.

Now this list may shock you… and some of you will even get mad at me for writing it.  But I’m used to it… because it’s human nature to attack others whenever a pre-existing belief is challenged.  All I ask is… Don’t shoot the messenger.

Here we go…

Top 7 Things Poisoning Your Children… Even Today.

1. Hot Dogs

Hot dogs are made with all of the left over bits and pieces of the animals in the slaughterhouses.  Even worse… This mystery meat is then preserved with a proven cancer-causing ingredient called sodium nitrite.  This ingredient has been proven to produce leukemia, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, and even brain tumors in children.  Hot dogs are far more toxic than you think… but yet nobody ever stops eating them.

2. Cough Syrup

Even though cough syrup has been proven to be completely worthless in preventing coughs, parents everywhere continue to give dose after dose of this artificially colored and sweetened toxic drink of unnecessary petrochemicals.  Don’t believe me… just read the labels yourself.

3. Mercury Fillings

Often called “Silver fillings” or “Amalgam fillings” to hide the fact that they’re made from over 40% mercury, these highly toxic fillings are placed into the mouths of children where they continuously inhale the mercury vapor and even sometimes swallow pieces of these fillings when they break off.  Chronic Mercury poisoning has been proven to lead to long term neurological damage in humans.  You have to check out this video from IAOMT that was posted on youtube to learn more… CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

4. Sunscreen

The bottom line… the sunscreen industry is a huge scam.  the majority of the popular sunscreen products actually cause skin cancer… not prevent it.  This is because of the multiple toxic chemicals that they contain in their ingredients.  Don’t forget that because it is something that you rub on your skin, it’s being absorbed very quickly.  The biggest hoax of all time about sunscreen is that it blocks the UV radiation necessary for the skin to manufacture Vitamin D.  This nutrient is so important to the body in because of it’s anti cancer properties that even your medical doctors are writing prescriptions for it.  Has it ever occurred to you that the reason you’ve been told to be scared of the sun is because of the profits that are generated through the medical, pharmaceutical, and sunscreen industries?

5. Fluoride In Your Water Supply

Only in America can we be hoodwinked into believing that adding a toxic waste substance to our water supply is going to protect us.  People don’t realize that fluoride only works topically… meaning that it only works if rubbed on teeth and then spit out… and that’s only if you’re using natural fluoride.  Not something that has been collected as a waste product from the fertilizer industries.   Would you swallow Neosporin ointment after you cut your finger?  Of course not.  So why is is justifiable to drink fluoride to protect our teeth?

6. Bacon

Yeah… this one sucks because I used to LOVE eating bacon.  It’s almost Un-American to not eat bacon and hot dogs isn’t it?  Just remember… if it’s not a processed mess of parts formed to look like bacon, then it’s still preserved with sodium nitrite and also contaminated with other toxic chemicals that were lodged in the animal fats.  If you’re gonna continue to eat  these meats… opt for the organic, free-range, antibiotic free, rBGH free meats that haven’t been laced with nitrites.

7.  Antibacterial Soap

What do Antibiotics do?  They kill living organisms… good and bad.  Antibacterial soap is doing the same thing. You are washing your hands with nerve toxins.  Children’s bodies need to build their own immune system naturally.  Every child that I have ever seen that is sick all of the time, is a  child that has been taken to the Pediatrician’s office 6+ times a year, on medications almost every month if not more frequently, and their mother believes that antibacterial soap is keeping them safe.  The absolute worst thing you can do as a parent is believe that you have control over the germs they come in contact with.  You’re better off using natural soap.  You’ll never find it at walmart either.  Check out www.DrBronner.com.

Well… there you have it.

7 of the most toxic things you’re children are exposed to every day.

Unfortunately, most who read this are going to ignore it simply because it goes against some belief system that was passed down to them by their parents, friends, co-workers, doctors, or mainstream media.

Just remember… the majority of the developed nations in this world laugh at Americans because of the ridiculous beliefs we have about what is and what isn’t considered healthy.

 

Look… I grew up just like you.  I actually believed that all of this crap was safe for me and my family too.  I mean, we want to be able to believe what we are told by those we consider to be authority figures.  Right?

Unfortunately, just like us… they are human too.  And most of the information we receive in this world has a hidden agenda attached to it.  I can’t make you want to make changes in your life… I can only toss out some safe and healthy ideas your way, and if you choose to pick up those ideas on your own, then I’m satisfied.

 

Yours in health

Dr Jason Hurst, DC, CCSP, CSCS

Walking Makes Back Pain Worse!

Yes, walking can make your back pain worse.  Many doctors will recommend that you walk regularly to alleviate your back pain, but for certain conditions walking will only hurt you more.  Let me explain…

If you’re experiencing Sciatica then every time you step forward with the affected leg, you’re stretching the sciatic nerve which will only inflame your condition.  Walking will get the muscles to loosen up some, but after you are finished with your exercise then the inflammation sets in and you’ll feel worse later in the day.

The same thing goes for a herniated or bulging disc.  The compression of your spinal bones on the disc actually pushes harder on the disc inflaming the surrounding joints and nerves.

 

So when can you begin walking?

That depends on many factors.  If your pain is isolated to your low back only then walking short distances is O.K. as long as you don’t normally have pain when you’re standing or walking short distances.  However, if you have pain in your lower back when you stand, then you should refrain from walking until you correct the muscular and postural imbalances around your spine.

You see, any activity can flare up your low back pain if you have muscular imbalances in your body.  If you continue to ignore these issues, then over time your condition will get worse… to the point that a spinal surgery is your only option.

I know that some people hate exercise so much that they would rather just have the surgery instead.  Unfortunately, the reason that surgery fails so frequently is that the surgeons never addressed the postural and muscular imbalances in the first place… and now after your surgery, you have even more instability in your spine than before.  YES… even after a spinal fusion, your low back is more unstable than before.  That’s why the surgeons even tell you prior to the surgery that it’s likely that the discs above and below the fusion will get bad within the next few years.  And guess where they send you next?

To the physical therapist!

So this person had the surgery to avoid exercising and fixing the problem on their own, and then they still have to go to physical therapy afterwards… often for months!

 

So how can you fix these imbalances on your own?

These are just a few of the things that can be going wrong…

  • You may have over pronated feet
  • You may have foot flare from tight external rotators of the hips
  • You may have tight hamstrings
  • You may have weak quadriceps
  • You may have tight calves
  • You may have tight iliopsoas
  • You may have weak abdominals
  • You may have tight low back erectors
  • You may have weak gluteal muscles
  • You may have tight piriformis muscles

Now if you have no clue how to identify any of these problems, then how are you going to correct them?  Well, using the Doctor’s Back Pain System is the number one method available that addresses each of these issues.  There are audios, videos, and manuals with pictures included that help you identify your own personal imbalances so you can fix them without spending months going through physical therapy.  There are basically 3 different types of muscular imbalances.  Once I help you identify your specific pattern, then all you have to do is follow the recommended action plan that’s included in the system.  All 3 patterns are included so there is nothing more that you’ll need.

Now… If you think your pain isn’t that bad and you’re ready for walking then the best thing you can do is to walk on a treadmill.  This decreases the impact on your feet and legs… But not everybody has access to a treadmill.  So the next best thing is to walk outside near your house.

The biggest mistake my patients have made in the past is that they walk too far away from their home.  What happens if you walk a half mile in one direction from your house and then the pain sets in?  How will you get back home without making your symptoms worse?

I always tell my patients to only walk around one block in their neighborhood.  Keep the distance from your home very short so if you get in trouble with pain, you won’t have far to get back home.  Now if you get back to your house and you’re feeling great, then walk around the block again… and again if you can.

If you live out on a country road, then walk 1/8 or 1/4 mile in one direction… turn around, and walk back to your house.  Then go 1/8 to 1/4 mile in the other direction.  Just keep going back and forth in front of your house, again so you won’t be stuck too far away from home if you all of a sudden experience pain.

My best advice to you about walking is… Take is slow!!!

The conveniences in life have made it far too easy on us to the point that we don’t even realize how easy we have it.

Let me explain…

We never have to walk a distance that allows pain to flare up.  Think about this for a minute… you walk from your bed to the bathroom, to the kitchen, to the couch, back to the kitchen, back to the bathroom, back to the couch.

What about when you’re running errands?  You walk from the house to the car, from the car to the store, from the store back to the car, and from the car back to the house… And the entire time you’re walking on concrete, pavement, carpet or some other flat flooring.  You never have to walk very far and you never have to walk on an unstable surface.

That’s why so many people injure, or re-injure their back when they are at the airport.  Unless you get carted around in a wheel chair, you may have to walk up to a mile or more just going from the parking garage to the terminals.

So just because you think you’re ready for walking long distances, doesn’t mean you are ready.  And that’s why I’m telling you that WALKING MAKES BACK PAIN WORSE… If not done carefully, and at the right time.

Don’t forget, almost every one of us has muscle imbalances in our bodies.  When these imbalances become chronic over time then the question isn’t “if your in pain,” it’s “when will you be in pain?”  It’s a guarantee that pain will hit you again down the road if you don’t address the cause of your problems first.

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Yours in health,

Dr Jason Hurst, DC, CCSP, CSCS

 

 

 

You Don’t Really Have Sciatica…

Did you know that Sciatica tends to be the most overused “diagnosis” with patients and family doctors?  For years now… the majority of patients that come into my office for low back pain, tell me that they have sciatica.  When in reality, they have absolutely no symptoms of sciatica.  Unfortunately,  most of them tell me that it was their family doctor that gave them this mis-diagnosis. 

Sciatica Pain

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Sciatica?

The term sciatica can include a number of different resulting conditions all stemming from a root cause… the sciatic nerve.  This is usually caused by chronic irritation of one or more of the spinal nerves L4 – S4. The usual causes are trauma to the inter-vertebral discs associated with the roots of spinal nerves L4 _ S4, but a number of other causes, including improperly administered hypodermic injections into the gluteal muscle, have been documented. Whatever the cause, sciatica is characterized by pain along the course of the sciatic nerve through the hip and down the back of the leg.
Pressure, either chronic or acute, applied to the sciatic nerve’s dorsal and/or ventral roots may result in a number of symptoms in addition to pain.

  • Weakness in the lower leg muscles.
  • Inability of the lower leg muscles to control the ankle and foot can result in impaired gait due to foot drop.
  • Sensory disturbances such as paresthesia (a tingling or “pins and needles” sensation)
  • Hyperesthesia (increased or extreme sensitivity of receptors, particularly touch, temperature, and pain receptors).
  • Severe sciatica can even result in wasting of the muscles of the lower leg.

 

How Do You Know If You Have It?

You will feel a burning sensation, numbness, or tingling radiating from the lower back and upper buttock down the back of the hamstrings to the back of the calf muscles.  Walking can be almost impossible because every time you extend your leg forward the sciatic nerve becomes stretched and produces immediate pain.  This is where a lot of people come in to my office misdiagnosed.  Their pain will be isolated to the low back only, or the pain travels to the groin or down the front of the leg.

 

Sciatica Treatment

 

What Does It Feel Like

• Shooting pain when walking or bending at the waist.

• Sharp stabbing pains when moving the legs in certain positions.

• Pain when lying down, sitting, standing, walking, etc.

• Numbness in the feet and toes.

• Trouble controlling limb, loss of balance.

• Legs collapsing out from under you.

 

Yoga For Sciatica

 

What Can You Do Sciatica

Apply heat or ice to the painful area. Refrain from normal activity to reduce inflammation. You may want to take over-the-counter pain relievers if you have no allergies to them, including ibuprofen.  Avoid shoes with elevated heels.  Follow the protocol outlined in the Doctor’s Back Pain System™ that I provide.  In most cases, after only a few minutes of specific stretches, you’ll notice immediate relief.  Keep in mind, this relief will be short lived at least until we work on correcting the muscle imbalances that created the problem to begin with.  Doctor’s Back Pain System™ is the key for Cracking The Code For Chronic Pain™.

If you haven’t already… sign up for my free webinar explaining your back pain in further detail.  You can eliminate your pain at home, without drugs, needles, or surgery if you just have a specific plan to follow.  Inside my webinar, I will explain exactly what that plan is.

Yours in health,

Dr Jason Hurst, DC, CCSP, CSCS

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How Alcohol Affects Your Weight

We’ve all heard the cautionary tales about alcohol, weight loss, and how the two don’t mix.

As it turns out, this is good advice. There are some very sound reasons to avoid alcohol when you’re trying to lose weight. There are also plenty of healthier options for dieters who like a little drink now and then.

Here is a list of the reasons why alcohol can slow your weight loss and affect your weight.

 

Alcohol is high in empty calories.

Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. By way of comparison, protein and carbohydrates contain 4 calories per gram, and fat contains 9 calories per gram.

The difference is that proteins, carbohydrates, and fats pack nutrition into their calories. Calories from alcohol do not provide nutrition, and will not satisfy your hunger. This makes it easy to keep drinking – and racking up a high calorie count.

 

Alcohol delays the fat-burning process.

According to Dr. Robert Atkins, the human body burns alcohol before any other fuel source. That means your body will burn off all the alcohol you’ve consumed before turning to its store of carbohydrates and fat. This can delay your weight-loss efforts, especially if you drink
frequently.

If you can’t bring yourself to abstain from alcohol, try sipping wine instead of beer or cocktails. Dr. Atkins considered the most diet-friendly drinks to be wine, hard liquor, or either of the above mixed with seltzer, tonic water, or diet soda.

 

Excessive alcohol consumption is linked to higher BMIs.

There is a direct correlation between the amount of alcoholic drinks a person consumes during a day, and that person’s Body Mass Index (BMI).

According to a study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), study participants with the lowest BMIs drank three to seven times a week, but had only one drink during those days.

Participants with the highest BMIs drank alcohol less frequently, but consumed several drinks at a time.

As with any food, alcohol isn’t disastrous in small quantities. The real danger lies in overindulgence.

 

Alcohol ads are misleading.

The latest alcohol marketing campaigns refer to certain alcoholic beverages as “low-carb” or “zero-carb”. These campaigns are obviously targeting dieters, who have long avoided alcohol in their quest to shed pounds.

While it is technically true that straight liquors are distilled and therefore contain no carbs, they still contain plenty of calories and no nutritional value.

Beer and wine do contain carbohydrates, which can lead to cravings and bloating. Mixed drinks are the worst of the lot, as they contain all sorts of added sugar and calories.

 

Alcohol lowers inhibitions.

When we drink alcohol, our inhibitions go down. This can cause us to make decisions we would never consider while sober. When a dieter’s inhibitions are lowered, they may find it difficult to say no to overeating or eating rich foods that are high in calories.

Intoxicated dieters might be susceptible to friends’ urges to try “just one bite”, or their insistence that “just one time won’t hurt”. Mindless snacking is also common while drunk.

While the occasional planned splurge can actually help you stay on track to lose weight, alcohol can lead to an unplanned splurge followed by guilt and discouragement.

It’s up to you. The bottom line is that any diet boils down to how many calories you consume versus how many you burn.

In small quantities, alcohol can be an occasional part of your weight loss plan. Just tread carefully, save the harder drinks for special occasions, and factor the extra calories into your daily total.

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Weight Loss Tips for Over 50’s

Looking for some great weight loss tips for over 50? Has the dreaded “middle age spread” added inches to your waistline? If so, you’re not alone. Sedentary jobs and slowing metabolisms cause many middle-aged individuals to gain weight. It can be discouraging to find that the foods you ate in your youth without a second thought are now making the scale creep higher and higher. But you don’t have to take it sitting down! Here are some effective weight loss tips for people over the age of 50.

 

1. Skip the crash diets.

When you were younger, your hormones did a lot to keep you healthy. After the age of 50, you will need to focus on good nutrition to get the same effect. Avoid starving yourself or limiting your diet too strictly.

You need vitamins and minerals now more than ever. Eat a variety of colorful vegetables, fruits, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products.

Increase your fiber intake to at least 30 grams a day for optimal digestive health. Dehydration can lead to stiff joints, aches and pains, so make sure you’re drinking 64 oz of water each day as well.

 

2. Protect your bones.

Calcium deficiency can lead to a loss of bone density and full-blown osteoporosis. Men over 50 need 1,500 mg of calcium each day. Women over 50 and men over 65 require 1,500 mg of calcium daily to stave off the loss of bone density.

Vitamin D is crucial for calcium absorption. Men over 50 and postmenopausal women require 400-800 i.u. of vitamin D every day. At the age of 65, this requirement increases to 600 – 800 i.u. per day.

 

3. Combine cardio exercise with strength training.

Cardio exercise will strengthen your heart and lungs and keep your joints supple. Strength training exercises counteract muscle and bone deterioration, and can prevent fractures at vulnerable sites like the wrists and hips.

Ideally, adults over 50 should engage in weight-bearing cardio exercises, such as walking or dancing, for 20 – 30 minutes, 4 – 5 times a week. They should also do strength-training exercises 3 times a week.

The appropriate amount of exercise varies according to each individual’s level of wellness and fitness.

If you’ve been diagnosed with low bone mass (osteopenia), get your doctor’s approval before doing exercises that require you to bend or twist your spine.

 

4. Take injuries seriously.

Injuries can affect anyone at any age, but older adults need to take steps to ensure that a simple strain doesn’t turn into something more serious.

Exercise is an important part of a healthy weight loss routine, so you don’t want an injury to keep you on the sidelines.

If you experience acute pain during or after a workout, take a break and assess the injury. A strained muscle might require a few days of rest, massage, gentle stretching, and an anti-inflammatory supplement like Zyflamend.

Sore joints might need rest, anti-inflammatory medicines, and a joint supplement. Any bone injury should be looked at by a doctor.

Also, if you have a disease that decreases your body’s healing abilities or weakens your immune system, play it safe and go to your doctor for advice.

 

5. Get plenty of rest.

Adequate sleep is important for many reasons. It allows your body to rest and renew itself, keeps stress hormones at a minimal level, and helps your muscles and joints recover after a workout.

While insomnia is a common complaint among older people, it’s not a normal part of the aging process.

If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, adding regular exercise to your daily routine can help. Daily exposure to sunlight has also been linked to improved sleep quality.

If you think you might need a sleep aid, ask your doctor to recommend one that won’t leave you groggy the next morning.

 

6. Set realistic goals.

Weight loss is possible for people young and old, but the sad truth is that it might not happen as fast as you’d like once you reach a certain age.

Don’t expect a rapid reduction in weight. Instead, set a goal of 1 pound per week. Keep a food and exercise journal to track the number of calories you consume and burn each day.

If you’re doing everything right and still not losing weight, talk to your doctor to find out if underlying health problems or medications could be interfering with your weight loss.

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Dr Jason Hurst, DC, CCSP, CSCS

3 Fantastic Smoothie Recipes

Do you want to look sexier and slimmer? Are you sick of being given advice that just doesn’t work? 

Smoothies recipes have been all the rage for quite some time, but are they really beneficial to dieters? Yes!

Smoothies help dieters maintain hydration, provide more fiber and vitamins than most foods, and provide plenty of natural fructose, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

All of this comes in an easily-digestible form that delivers the nutrients quickly and efficiently.

Here are three delicious smoothie recipes that will help you start your morning with a burst of energy and keep feeling good all day long:

 

The Ultimate Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are packed with rejuvenating chlorophyll and antioxidants that kick the immune system into high gear.

This one delivers several servings of dark green veggies along with sweet-tasting fruits to please the palate.

It also contains just enough healthy fat to help your body absorb and use the smoothie’s many vitamins.

What You’ll Need:

4 leaves of kale, de-stemmed
4 leaves of chard, de-stemmed
1/2 bunch of parsley
1 large aloe vera leaf
1/2 bunch of dandelion greens
3 pears
1 ripe banana, peeled
1 avocado, peeled
3 cups of water

Directions:

Remove stems from kale and chard leaves. Peel banana and avocado. Remove seed from avocado.

Place ingredients in blender. Add 2 1/2 cups water.  Blend for approximately two minutes, or until completely smooth. Drink and enjoy!

 

The Vitamin C Monster Smoothie

This yummy recipe is a favorite during cold and flu season. It’s packed with vitamin C to help your body fight off illnesses.

The antioxidants also help rid your body of free radicals that can lead to disease.

What You’ll Need:

1 package fresh strawberries, leaves removed
2 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
1 orange, peeled
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 cup cantaloupe, cubed
2 ice cubes, crushed

Directions:

Peel all fruits and slice as directed. Crush the ice cubes.

Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high power for two minutes, or until completely smooth and frothy.

Add a little honey for more sweetness, if desired.  Serve or drink immediately.

 

The Quick Morning Hunger-Buster Smoothie

This is an easy recipe that can be made in minutes, but it will satisfy you for hours to come. It serves up a whopping 6 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber per cup!

Silken tofu adds a smooth texture and plenty of hunger-fighting protein, while the fiber from the apples and berries will keep your digestive system in top form.

The yogurt adds more protein, plus calcium

What You’ll Need:

1 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 banana
2 sweet apples, cored and sliced
1/2 cup silken tofu
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

Directions:

Combine berries, banana, apples, yogurt and tofu in blender.

Blend on high speed for two minutes or until smooth.  This smoothie can be placed in a covered container and stored in the fridge for 3-4 days.

 

Bonus: Build Your Own Smoothie

You can create a custom smoothie recipe that perfectly suits your taste. Here’s how:

Custom green smoothies can be made by taking your favorite dark leafy green vegetables (such as spinach, kale, or arugula) and combining them with your favorite sweet-tasting fruits (such as bananas, pears, or apples).

Add a fruit or vegetable with high water content (such as cucumber or melon) for added hydration. Blend on high speed until smooth.

Hunger-busting smoothies can be created by mixing a few of your favorite fruits with a protein source (such as yogurt or silken tofu). Experiment until you find the mix that works best for you!

Remember: You can add powdered supplements to any smoothie recipe for an extra dose of protein or fiber.
Bye for now,

Dr Jason Hurst, DC, CCSP, CSCS

P.S.  If you read my other post on smoothies you’ll remember that I mentioned using the NutriBullet Smoothie Maker for quick smoothies with little clean up required.  You will simply need to use smaller portions of the ingredients to fit into the NutriBullet Smoothie Maker.

P.P.S. If you have an awesome smoothie recipe that you would love to share, please comment below.

How to Get Rid of Love Handles

“Love handles” is a cute name for a serious problem: fatty deposits on the back and sides of the waist. They’re not just unsightly, they’re unhealthy, too. Fortunately, you can get rid of love handles once and for all by making some small changes to your lifestyle.

 

Lose Fat All Over

Love handles are a sign of excess abdominal fat. This is a stubborn and dangerous type of fat that can lead to metabolic disorders and even serious heart disease. Reducing the fat around your waistline can decrease your chance of becoming diabetic or suffering a heart attack.

If you’ve considered targeting your abdominal fat and nothing else, don’t bother; there’s no such thing as spot reduction. If there were, none of us would have problem areas and we would all be perfectly proportioned! But in reality, if you want to get rid of love handles, you have to get rid of fat everywhere else, too.

Cardio exercise will help you burn fat faster. Strength training will increase your lean muscle mass, which in turn will make you burn calories faster. Eating at a slight calorie deficit will keep you from storing extra calories as fat. The best way to get rid of love handles is to do all three.

 

Build Stronger Obliques

The obliques are the muscles that run down both sides of your abdomen. They frame the group of muscles commonly called the 6-pack. Obliques give us the strength to twist and turn when we need to. Unfortunately, they are sometimes hidden by love handles.

Building stronger obliques will help you burn more calories, and will give you tight abdominal muscles to show off after the love handles are gone.

You can get rid of love handles faster by doing exercises that were found by the American Council on Exercise to be the very best ones for working your obliques: Bicycle crunches, captain’s chair leg raises, and vertical leg crunches.

Bicycle crunches involve lying down on your back and doing crunch-twists while pedaling your legs as if you were riding a bicycle. Captain’s chair leg raises require the use of a captain’s chair, which is a common fixture in most gyms. Vertical leg crunches are performed like regular crunches, but with your legs raised perpendicular to the ground.

 

Eat Fat-Burning Foods

Some foods, especially those high in sugar and sodium, add inches to the waistline. To get rid of love handles, you’ll need to eat more foods that fight belly fat. Doctors recommend heart-healthy fats, like those found in olive oil, nuts, and salmon; 3 servings of calcium from green, leafy vegetables or dairy products; and plenty of fiber from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

These foods are digested slowly, so they leave you feeling satisfied longer. Add some green tea to your diet for an extra fat-burning boost. Three cups a day will speed up your metabolism and ward off diseases.

 

Check Your Clothes

One last quick and dirty trick to get rid of love handles: Make sure your clothes fit properly. Tight clothing can create the illusion of love handles, even on thin folks. If you’ve worked hard to lose your love handles, don’t ruin the effect by squeezing into jeans that leave you overflowing!

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The Facts about Quick Weight Loss Diets

Quick Weight Loss Diets

Quick weight loss diets have been around since the world’s first dieter looked at their belly and thought, “I need to lose a few pounds – NOW.” Even though experience has shown that quick “fad” diets usually result in temporary weight loss, dieters are still looking for the Holy Grail: A diet that lets them lose weight fast and keep it off.

While there is no miraculous instant weight loss trick, you can take steps to speed things along without resorting to a quick weight loss diet. Here’s how:

 

Rev Your Metabolism with the Right Foods

Are you eating too many calories? The problem might be that you’re eating too few. Years of yo-yo dieting can slow down your metabolism by 30%. To get it back on track, you’ll need to eat enough calories to fuel your basal metabolic rate (BMR).

You can find detailed BMR calculators online. They will tell you how many calories you need to get through a day. If you exercise or have a physically demanding job, you will need more. Try to get most of your calories from lean protein, whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables.

Don’t let an initial weight gain scare you off; your body needs time to repair itself. Once you’ve spent a few weeks or months eating an appropriate number of calories, your metabolism will speed up and the pounds will fall away.

You can easily lose a pound a week by sticking to a balanced diet, or two pounds a week if you add exercise.

 

Don’t Forget the Exercise

Most quick weight loss diets don’t include any form of physical exercise. They encourage you to lose weight rapidly by eating very little. While that can lead to a quick initial weight loss, the weight will come back when you start to eat normally again. Plus, quick weight loss diets don’t provide the same health benefits as a balanced diet and exercise.

Experts agree that the best exercise routines include cardio and strength training. If you have a lot of stress in your life, you should also consider yoga for stretching and relaxation. Three to five hours of cardio exercise plus one or two hours of strength training are enough to make significant changes in your body shape and fitness level.

Exercise provides all kinds of health benefits. It will improve your mood, help you sleep soundly, make you stronger and leaner, and improve your balance. It also protects your heart and wards off metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes. These are perks that quick weight loss diets cannot offer.

 

Forget Starvation Diets

We’ve all heard the tales of celebrities who drank nothing but lemonade with maple syrup and cayenne pepper to quickly slim down for a role. What we don’t hear about is the aftermath: Those same celebrities regained all the weight as soon as they ended their quick weight loss diets.

Don’t put your body through the stress of quick weight loss diets. At best, you’ll end up tired, hungry, grouchy, dehydrated, and heavier than before. At worst, you could seriously damage your metabolism, making it impossible to lose weight even when you eat very few calories.

To maintain a healthy weight, your body needs to be healthy. Feed it right, move it often, and give it the hydration it needs to perform at its peak.

 

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Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

Belly fat has been proven to be the most dangerous type of fat there is. Doctors aren’t sure why, but abdominal fat is related to numerous health risks.

Have you gotten a little thick around the middle? If so, here are some fantastic exercises to lose belly fat and decrease your risk of heart disease.

 Exercises to Lose Belly Fat: Cardio

Cardio can help you lose fat all over your body – which is good, because to lose fat around your belly, you have to lose it everywhere. Our bodies tend to accumulate fat in certain areas, based largely on genetics. If you tend to store it around your middle, decreasing your body fat percentage can make you healthier and give you the flat stomach you’ve always wanted.

There are no “best” cardio exercises to lose belly fat. The very best cardio routine is one you’ll stick with for the long haul. Choose a few different activities that you enjoy doing, and try to participate in them at least 5 hours a week.

If you’re into home improvement, do some lawn and garden work. If you’re a parent, play with your kids at the park or take them for long walks down nature trails. If you have a dog, take it for walks or toss a ball or Frisbee for exercise. If you prefer a more social environment, join a group exercise class at your local gym or recreation center.

 

Exercises to Lose Belly Fat: Core Strength

Getting a slim stomach requires more than endless sit-ups and crunches. Variations on these exercises can help you whittle your waist faster. For example, instead of regular crunches, the American Council on Exercise recommends vertical leg crunches. These are performed lying on your back with your legs held at a 45 degree angle from the floor.

Core strength can also be developed by doing leg lifts and crunches with the help of an exercise ball. Exercise balls require you to maintain your balance, which puts all of your core muscles to work. For muscle symmetry, be sure to work your back muscles as well.

 

 Exercises to Lose Belly Fat: Yoga

(Use caution with Yoga if you have low back pain!)

When it comes to stress reduction and core strength building, it’s hard to beat yoga in terms of efficiency. Yoga can reduce the production of stress hormones and strengthen your abdominal muscles, making it an excellent exercise to lose belly fat.

Whenever your body is stressed out (due to mental or emotional stress, illness, injury, or the overuse of stimulants), it responds with an attempt at self-preservation. Your brain releases the hormone cortisol, which tells your body to start storing fat – particularly around the waist. This response is a throwback to the days when our ancestors had to survive times of famine.

Yoga includes breathing and stretching exercises that relieve muscle tension and reduce the production of cortisol. Yoga also places an emphasis on relaxed, flowing motions. It can be used to calm the mind, slow down the heart, and lower blood pressure.

In addition to these benefits, many yoga poses are highly efficient for toning your midsection. Look for poses that are performed in the supine position, or seated and standing poses that require you to extend your legs and maintain balance.

With a regular routine of cardio, core strengthening, and yoga, you will lose inches from your waist and enjoy better health and relaxation.

 

Yours in health,

Dr Jason Hurst, DC, CCSP, CSCS

3 Miracle Foods that Burn Fat

Are there really foods that burn fat? It may sound too good to be true, but scientific studies have found that people who consume certain foods end up losing more weight than those who don’t eat the foods – even when all other factors are the same!

Let’s take a look at three of the most popular foods that burn fat, according to science:

Beans

Beans are a preferred protein source for dieters everywhere. They contain a healthy mix of protein and carbohydrates. Beans are challenging to digest, so it takes your body longer to process them. This is a good thing, because it keeps your blood sugar stable and helps you stay full longer.

But the real magic of beans lies in their fiber content. Fiber is like a workout for your digestive system. It keeps things running smoothly, and prevents your blood glucose from spiking too high. Plain beans are the best choice. Sugary baked beans or fatty refried beans can sabotage your weight loss efforts by supplying too many calories and simple carbs.

Skim Milk

Of all the foods that burn fat, calcium is perhaps the most popular proven metabolism booster. In fact, studies have proven that calcium causes weight loss. Two groups of test subjects were studied. The groups did everything the same, except that one group received several servings of calcium each day. Surprisingly, that group lost almost three times as much weight as the group who did not receive extra calcium.

You can get calcium from vegetables like broccoli, but dairy products remain the most popular choice. Choose products made from 2%, 1%, or fat-free milk. They deliver the greatest amount of calcium in the lowest amount of calories.

Green Tea

Green tea has been touted as a dieter’s miracle product for years. It contains powerful antioxidants that reduce the number of potentially cancerous free radicals in the body. Its modest caffeine content is enough to perk up your heart rate and metabolism without putting undue stress on your body. It is also a mild diuretic, which can be helpful for getting rid of retained fluid.

Green tea has also been studied as a fat-burner, and the results have been encouraging. People who drink 4 – 6 cups of green tea per day enjoy faster weight loss than those who don’t drink green tea.

Bonus: Water

Okay, it doesn’t contain nutrition, but water would still rank highly on any list of foods that burn fat. It dilutes sodium to beat bloating, pushes retained fluid from our bodies, promotes healing, and satisfies the appetite. But did you know that water can also keep your metabolism running at maximum efficiency?

It’s true: Our kidneys are our primary filtration system. They help pass toxins and waste fluids out of our bodies. But they need plenty of hydration to keep functioning well. When they are deprived of water, the kidneys call on the liver for back-up.

While the liver can serve as a secondary filtration system, that is not its best use. It is designed for, and excels at, turning stored fat into usable energy. But when it has to support the kidneys, the liver cannot metabolize fat as quickly as it used to. You can bring your metabolism back up to speed by drinking plenty of water each day.

For a quick and productive diet overhaul, start eating foods that burn fat. Add 64 ounces of pure drinking water each day, and you will be on your way to successful and permanent weight loss.

 

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