Is Your Weight Loss Diet Sustainable?

Popular diet plans for vibrant health   Okay, you’ve made the decision to lose some weight, maybe a little, maybe a lot.  If you’re typical, you’ve dieted before.  At any given time, nearly 50% of American women and 25% of American men are on a diet.

A survey of 4,000 women by the Society for Women’s Health Research found that, on average, women go on two diets a year with each diet lasting about five weeks.  This means that by the time she’s 70 years old, the typical woman has been on 104 diets and spent a total of 10 years counting calories.  41% of the women surveyed said they felt they were constantly on a diet.

One-fourth of the women in the survey admitted that despite their efforts to lose weight, they didn’t lose anything at all.  The average woman has failed at 10 diets in her lifetime.

There are so many different diets out there that it’s difficult to determine which one is the best for you.

Advertisements on television feature claims to melt the fat off and show before and after pictures of men and women who have been successful.  They all look miserable and desperate in their “before” picture and bubbly and cheerful in their “after” picture. Continue reading Is Your Weight Loss Diet Sustainable?

Probiotics & Their Use As A Dietary Supplement

Probiotic foods for vibrant healthMany people are unfamiliar with probiotics, however there are studies to show that these supplements may be valuable in the treatment of various health conditions. Probiotics are dietary supplements that contain feasible beneficial bacteria. Certain kinds of yogurt, for instance, contain probiotics in therapeutic quantities. This simply means that some foods have an adequate amount of this supplement to be useful and is measured in quantities where it cannot be overindulged.

Probiotics are thought to assist the body’s digestive system and are sometimes recommended by medical professionals. More frequently, on the other hand, probiotics are advised by nutritionists as part of a healthy, well balanced diet program. Some theories actually can be found that suggest these dietary supplements may help to strengthen the immune system. Whilst there is no recorded evidence to claim that probiotics can swap damaged parts of the body’s digestive tracts, there’s proof that it could form temporary associations that might help to produce the same functions while the damaged areas have additional time to recover. By enabling the body with additional recovery time, probiotics may offer both valuable and temporary assistance.

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GI-Pro, the right probiotic for a healthy digestive system.

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In addition to helping in digestion and improving the immune system, probiotics are likewise considered to help prevent constipation, decrease the incidence of insomnia and could help to lessen stress-related ailments.  Continue reading Probiotics & Their Use As A Dietary Supplement

Your Body the Car

Person checking oil in carTypically, most people maintain their cars far better than their own bodies.  This is puzzling considering the comparative value of our cars vs. our health.  We will never have more than one body whereas we will probably own several cars in our lifetime.  When our body breaks down, we can’t replace it with a new one.

 People want reliable performance from their vehicles while at the same time wishing to avoid unexpected and costly breakdowns.  They take them for regular service and periodic inspections so that vehicle systems like steering, braking, and cooling are working properly.

They monitor and maintain important fluids like oil and gasoline. If they want high performance from their cars they use high performance, high octane fuel.  With most people it is also a matter of personal pride to keep their vehicles looking good.

But what about taking care of our body’s health?  Sadly, we don’t use the same standard of care when it comes to our own health.  Just like a car our bodies require care, maintenance, and fuel to function properly.  It’s essential that we maintain our body if we want it to last a long time without periodic or serious break downs.

In the same manner that vehicle systems must be maintained, our body’s systems; circulatory system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, etc. have to be maintained.

A Five Point Maintenance Program for Our Body  Continue reading Your Body the Car

Is There A Magic Bullet For Good Health?

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Astoundingly, most of the world’s population is still searching for the magic bullet for their health problems and eschews lifestyle factors, the only things that have ever proven effective in supporting good health. 

I came across this great article on the subject at Healthy Science by Dr. Stephen Boyd. 

Here’s the article:

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