Published on April 14, 2008
PRO CHIROPRACTIC AND w w w . p r o c h i r o a n d w e l l n e s s . c o m WELLNESS CENTERS Formerly Community Chiropractic Center Offices in Beaumont and Port Arthur Serving Southeast Texas for Over 20 years Cutting-Edge Technology: The ProAdjuster™ The Insight Subluxation Station™ Official Chiropractors of “ Cutting-Edge Technology, Amazing Results… Without Twisting, Popping, or Cracking!”
Formerly Community Chiropractic Center
Offices in Beaumont and Port Arthur
Serving Southeast Texas for Over 20 years
The Insight Subluxation Station™
Official Chiropractors of
5 Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss It’s all about being Healthy and Fit
Would you rather be wealthy or just not poor?
Would you rather be intelligent or just not stupid?
Would you rather be healthy or just not sick?
The point is: health is not simply being symptom free.
Health is functioning at 100% of your full potential.
Today, we will show you how to reach your full potential.
Name: ______________________________________ Home Tel.: _____________ Address: ______________________________________ Work Tel.: _____________ City, State, Zip ______________________________________ Cell Tel.: _____________ Occupation: _____________ / email: __________________ Hrs/wk. @ work: _________ Have you had any of the following symptoms in the last 6 months? □ Headaches □ Low Back Pain □ Middle Back Pain □ Pain Between the Shoulders □ Tired or Fatigue □ Numbness □ Loss of Grip Strength □ Wrist and Hand Pain □ Irritability □ Neck Pain □ I feel out of gas at one time of the day or more. □ I require coffee or soda in the morning to get started. □ I am overweight or out of condition. □ I find myself “day dreaming” during the workday. □ I have been told I have arthritis. □ I feel that I am under the physical effects of stress. □ I take medications to improve how I feel. □ I have been involved in two or more car accidents. □ Please contact me about doing a Peak Energy Lecture for another group. □ Yes, I would like to be evaluated to improve my Peak Energy. The Peak Energy/Stress Survey Your Health Profile
Are you healthier now than you were 5 years ago?
In 5 years, will you be healthier than you are today?
You can become healthier by using the 5 Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss
SECRET # 1: Stop Dieting!
A breakthrough study by Dr. P. Webb, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, revealed that calorie intake alone was not sufficient to predict weight loss. Source: Sugar Busters, H.L. Steward, M.C. Bethea, M.D., S.S. Andrews, M.D., L.A. Balart, M.D., Ballantine Books, 1998, pp. 29, 255.
Most people believe that you lose weight by cutting calories or fat, eating only one meal a day, or only certain foods, or by starving yourself.
Research findings published by Leibel, Rosenbaum, and Hirsch showed that the reason these diets do not lead to permanent weight loss is because the body adjusts its energy requirements as it loses weight.
This results in a resistance to maintaining weight loss, even with a low calorie intake.
The secret is in your metabolism, or how your body converts food into energy or fat. Metabolism is dependent upon the amount of muscle you have and the balance of your hormones. The secret to weight loss is not dieting!
Since metabolism occurs primarily in muscle tissue, the more muscle mass that you have, the greater chance you have of increasing your metabolism.
Women have a 10% slower metabolism than men, and that is why they have more of a problem with weight gain. Source: Sugar Busters, H.L. Steward, M.C. Bethea, M.D., S.S. Andrews, M.D., L.A. Balart, M.D., Ballantine Books, 1998, p. 14.
Your ability to gain or lose weight, and to have energy or be fatigued, is also dependent on the hormones secreted by your pancreas and thyroid .
Thyroid hormones speed up or slow down the conversion of sugar to energy in order to keep your body temperature at 98.6 degrees.
People with slow thyroids have trouble losing weight, get cold easily, and feel tired.
Thyroid problems may not always show up in blood tests.
A simple test for thyroid function is to take your temperature at the arm pit for two minutes upon awakening. It should be 97.6 degrees or higher.
The second group of hormones most related to weight loss are those secreted by the pancreas. One is insulin , which either takes the sugar from the blood stream and puts it into the cells, or stores it as fat resulting in weight gain. The other is glucagon , which takes fat from the body and breaks it down to be used for energy which results in weight loss. Source: Sugar Busters, H.L. Steward, M.C. Bethea, M.D., S.S. Andrews, M.D., L.A. Balart, M.D., Ballantine Books, 1998, p. 11.
Our early ancestors consumed less sugar in a year than we now consume in a day. Source: Sugar Busters, H.L. Steward, M.C. Bethea, M.D., S.S. Andrews, M.D., L.A. Balart, M.D., Ballantine Books, 1998, p.19; U.S. Department of Agriculture.
SUGAR INTAKE CHART Source: Sugar Busters, H.L. Steward, M.C. Bethea, M.D., S.S. Andrews, M.D., L.A. Balart, M.D., Ballantine Books, 1998, p.19; U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Because of the large amounts of sugars we consume, the pancreas produces more and more insulin. Remember, insulin is the key that opens the doors to cells, allowing sugar to move from the bloodstream to the cells to be used as energy. At some point, the cells close their doors and stop allowing insulin to do its job. Insulin Resistance occurs when the normal amount of insulin secreted by the pancreas is not able to unlock the doors to the cells. Source: Stanford University School of Medicine, www.syndromex.stanford.edu/insulinresistance.
As a result, insulin builds up in the blood, and this can lead to Type II Diabetes.
Recent studies have found that some 16 million Americans may suffer from the condition “Pre-Diabetes.” This condition of high blood sugar levels is the precursor to Type II Diabetes. Source: HHS News, U.S. Department of Human Services, March 27, 2002, www.hhs.gov/news.
Even a minor elevation in the level of insulin in the blood will block glucagon from breaking down fat. Source: Sugar Busters, H.L. Steward, M.C. Bethea, M.D., S.S. Andrews, M.D., L.A. Balart, M.D., Ballantine Books, 1998.
Diets won’t work if fat can’t break down due to elevated insulin levels.
Ideally, you should eat many small meals a day made up of foods that will nourish your body and help maintain and control your insulin and glucagon levels. Source: Enter the Zone, Barry Sears, Ph.D., Regab Books, 1995, p. 52.
You control insulin levels by eating lean proteins and complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, vegetables, and good fats.
A high protein meal decreases insulin and increases glucagon levels, thus reducing stored fat and helping with weight loss. Source: Sugar Busters, H.L. Steward, M.C. Bethea, M.D., S.S. Andrews, M.D., L.A. Balart, M.D., Ballantine Books, 1998, p. 116.
SECRET # 2: Eat and drink only those things that are healthy for your body!
White flour, white rice, and white sugar are highly processed, and contain no vitamins or minerals. The disease Beriberi is caused by lack of vitamin B1. It only appeared in the Japanese population after they began to eat white rice. Brown rice and whole wheat contain the natural vitamins and minerals found in nature. Source: “Nutrient Deficiency Disease”, www.nutrientdiseases.cjb.net, www.geocities.com/cheeaungroup2001/Beri.htm
In order to lose weight and feel younger, you should avoid bad fats, but not all fats. Avoid trans-fatty acids, hydrogenated and oxidized fats found in deep fried foods, half-and-half, imitation mayonnaise, imitation sour cream, shortening, margarine, and non-dairy creamers. Remember, processed foods and fast foods use hydrogenated oils.
According to Walter Willet, M.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health: “Eating trans-fatty acids, particularly margarine, kills from 30,000 to 100,000 every year from heart disease.” Source: Willett WC, Ascherio A., Trans Fatty Acids and Coronary Heart Disease: Are the effects only marginal? Am J Public Health 1994; 84:722-724.
Drink spring water. The recommended amount of water that you should consume in a day can be determined by taking your weight and dividing it in half. This is the number of ounces of water that you should be drinking on a daily basis.
In a study published in Environmental Science and Technology , such drugs as antibiotics, hormones, strong pain killers, tranquilizers, and chemotherapy drugs have been measured in surface, ground, and tap water. The U.S. water supply has 10 times the antibiotics as the German water supply. Source: USA Today Health, November 8, 2000, www.usatoday.com; Environmental Research Foundation, #614 “Drugs in Tap Water, September 3, 1998”, www.rachel.org.
SECRET # 3: Avoid Unnecessary Drugs!
All medications have side affects, but some of the most damaging are those for pain.
All-American defensive back, Kenny Easley, was permanently side-lined from his potential pro football career after taking Ibuprofen for an ankle injury that led to the destruction of his kidneys. Dr. William Bennett, of the Oregon Health Sciences University, estimates that drugs like Ibuprofen are responsible for as much as 20% of all end-stage kidney disease cases in the U.S. Source: Excerpt from the TV Herald, August 26, 1989 .
The common over-the-counter drug acetaminophen, found in Tylenol ® and many other pain reducing medications, can have disastrous effects on the liver. Source: UMHS News Release, June 18, 2001, www.med.umich.edu; UCDavis Health System, “Painkillers and Liver Damage”, 2000, UC Regents.
Doctors have known for years that chronic pain sufferers who regularly take NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) like Ibuprofen to ease their symptoms are prone to gastric disorders. “ There’s an epidemic of adverse drug reactions to NSAIDs,” says Dr. James F. Fries, one of the country’s leading arthritis experts and a professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. “ The FDA believes anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 deaths each year are the result of severe bleeding caused by NSAIDs. It’s a big problem.” SOURCE: Los Angeles Times Magazine, September 29, 1996.
Since metabolism and the conversion of food to energy are dependent on a properly functioning body, one should try to avoid the consumption of unnecessary drugs.
SECRET #4 Move!
Earlier we talked about metabolism, now let’s look at the relationship between metabolism, movement, and your health.
The more active you are, the more energy you will burn.
Movement could be dancing, golf, tennis, kyaking, hiking, or taking a walk.
A recent study followed 40,000 post-menopausal women for seven years. Those who regularly engaged in moderate activities had a 41% lower early death rate than those who did not exercise. Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, as featured in Consumer Reports on Health, April, 1998.
A California State University study found that a 10 minute walk is enough to increase energy, alter mood, and effect a positive outlook for up to 2 hours. Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, as featured in Consumer Reports on Health, April, 1998.
A study conducted by Harvard University concluded that brisk walking at least 30 minutes a day could reduce the incidence of breast cancer in women by as much as 40%. Source: Anti-Aging Zone, Barry Sears, Harper Colins Publishers, 1999.
Research indicates that walking 30 minutes a day and reducing your body weight by 5-7% can cut the risk of “Pre-Diabetes” by as much as 60%. Source: MedLine Plus Health Information, March 28, 2002, www.nlm.nih.gov.
Therefore to lose weight, you must look at how active you are, and what prevents you from being active and exercising.
The primary barrier to physical exertion is pain. Since pain and stress have a negative affect on one’s ability to lose weight, one must address these issues as part of the comprehensive program.
Secret #5 Get Out of Pain!
The cost to treat chronic pain in the U.S. is estimated at $470 billion a year. Source: Maumee Bay Health Online, www.maumeebayonline.org .
Pain makes one feel old. Pain makes one not want to move. Pain makes one take unnecessary drugs.
The primary cause of pain is physical damage to muscles and nerves.
We are now going to test you to see how your muscles and nerves are functioning.
Trigger Points show muscle spasms and irritated nerves. SHOULDER TRIGGER POINT TEST
Stand on your left leg with your right leg bent at the knee. Close your eyes and count to ten. Can you hold your balance? NEUROLOGICAL STRESS TEST
Bend over and try to touch your toes. RESTRICTED LUMBAR SPINE TEST
Close your eyes and march in place for a count of ten. Are you off balance? Do you have to re-center yourself? When you open your eyes and look down, are your feet spread unevenly apart? PELVIC DISTORTION/ BALANCE TEST
Turn your head from left to right. Do you feel any pain or restriction? NECK ROTATION TEST
Put your left hand over your left shoulder. Putting your right arm around your back on the right side, try to reach up and touch your hands behind your back. Repeat other direction (right over, left around back). APLEY’S SCRATCH TEST
Put your hands up in the air (as in “This is a stick-up!” ). Hold your hands up for one minute. ROOS TEST
If you failed any of these tests, it may indicate that you have a physical problem. Have you ever had a pebble in your shoe?
Famous people such as Tiger Woods, Paul McCartney, Clint Eastwood, Billy Jean King, the San Francisco 49ers football team, Bruce Willis, Madonna, Cher, Kirstie Alley, Mel Gibson, John Travolta, and the Minnesota Vikings, to name just a few, seek regular Chiropractic treatment to prevent injuries, and to stay in top physical shape.
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