Tag: Weight

August 18, 2017

sleep hygiene tipsA circadian rhythm is any change in the body that follows a 24 hour cycle responding to changes in light and temperature. These changes can be physical, mental or behavioral. There is a group of nerve cells, the suprachiasmatic nucleus/SCN, in the brain that serves as the control system for this rhythm. The SCN controls the production of melatonin which is a hormone that promotes sleep. When there is less light, the SCN sends the signal to produce more melatonin. This is one of the reasons why sleep hygiene is important.

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July 26, 2017

ayurvedic healingAyurvedic medicine or Ayurvedic healing is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems that was developed in India thousands of years ago. Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit word “Ayur” meaning life and “Veda” meaning wisdom or knowledge.  Ayurveda is based on the belief that health and wellness depends on a delicate balance between your body, mind and spirit and the universe.  According to Ayurvedic theory, everything in the universe is connected and a disruption of this harmony can lead to poor health and illness. Some things that can cause disruptions of your balance include genetic or birth defects, injuries, climate or seasonal changes, age, emotions, food, elimination processes and stress.

Ayurveda recognizes that each person if made of a combination of five basic elements found in the universe: Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth.

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July 25, 2017

high protein breakfast for weight lossHow many times have you heard the comment that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day?”   The University of Missouri recently published a study to actually show that – YES – a high protein breakfast definitely plays a role in weight management. Over a 12 week period, the research team had two groups of overweight teens who typically skipped breakfast, eat either a normal protein breakfast or a high protein breakfast. (A third control group did not eat any breakfast).

What do you think were the results? The group who ate the high protein breakfast actually reduced their daily food intake by 400 calories, lost body fat mass and had more stable blood glucose levels than the other groups. The group who ate a normal protein breakfast or completely skipped breakfast gained weight and were more prone to snacking and getting blood sugar spikes.

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June 20, 2017

how to stop sugar cravingsWhat To Do About Sugar Cravings?

It’s officially the start of “sugar season” as the cooler weather sets in and holiday fun begins! It may start with a cookie at work, a latte with extra whipping cream or a piece of pumpkin pie. And these “bonus sugars” are in often addition to the health sugars or carbohydrates that you consume in your daily diet of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Before you know it, you are addicted to an extra daily serving of a sugary food.

Having a “sweet tooth” is joked about, but is no laughing matter. An occasional indulgence in a sweet treat is not the problem, but over-consumption is a problem. According to the American Heart Association, the average American tends to eat 22 teaspoons of sugar a day! This excess of sugar intake is linked to diabetes, obesity, chronic yeast infections, leaky gut syndrome and a whole host of other maladies. The recommended limit is about 6 teaspoons a day for woman and 9 teaspoons/day for men.

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