Healthy Meals


General Information: Lipotropic compounds are used on the potential for release of fat deposits in some parts of the body.

  • Methionine, which helps the liver maintain the optimal ability to process fatty acids;1
  • Choline, which stimulates the mobilization of fatty acids and prevents their deposition in a given part of the body;2 and,
  • Inositol, which aids in the transport of fat into and out of the liver and intestinal cells, acts synergistically with choline, exhibiting more lipotropic activity than when administered alone.
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Fat tissue Insulate the body

Wikipedia is right about the fat tissue functions:

Adipose tissue, or fat, is an anatomical term for loose connective tissue composed of adipocytes (Fat cells).

Its main role is to store energy in the form of fat, although it also cushions and insulates the body.

Obesity in animals, including humans, is not dependent on the amount of body weight, but on the amount of body fat – specifically adipose tissue.

In mammals, two types of adipose tissue exist: white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT).

Adipose tissue is primarily located beneath the skin, but is also found around internal organs.

In the integumentary system, which includes the skin, it accumulates in the deepest level, the subcutaneous layer, providing insulation from heat and cold.

Around organs, it provides protective padding.

It also functions as a reserve of nutrients.

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Why the scale is not a good marker of successful weight loss

There is a lot I wish we could change in medicine. One of the things that bothers me the most is our fixation with the scale and lack of education about what it tells us. Both women and men use their total body weight as a marker of how healthy they are, but just how accurate is it? The truth is it isn’t accurate at all.

The scale tells us our total body weight. It tells us how much fat mass, muscle mass, bone mass and water mass our bodies are composed of.  We just assume the lower the number, the better. This is one of the most dangerous assumptions we make in medicine today.

I have been 186 pounds (84 kg) and 97 pounds (44 kg), and I have been obese at both weights. It’s not hard to justify to people I was obese at 186 pounds (84 kg) since I’m only five feet (152 cm) tall, but what about 97 pounds (44 kg)?  How could I possibly be obese then?  The truth is I may have been small, but I was a little sack of fat rather than the large sack of fat I was at 186 pounds (84 kg).

Fermin RedondoWhy the scale is not a good marker of successful weight loss
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Battling Cancer – Empowering The Body Through Nutrition

The American Cancer Society estimates that over 1,750,000 people in the United States will get a cancer diagnosis in 2019, and over 600,000 will die of the disease. Of those who died in 2017, 10 to 20 percent were nonsmokers, and most of the others were former smokers. That outnumbers the deaths from breast, prostate, colon and rectal cancers put together. Although pancreatic cancer doesn’t make the list, it is still the 4th leading cause of deaths. The Immune System and Wellness Researchers suspect links between many carcinogens and tumors, but the connection between some, like cigarette smoke and lung damage, is certain. Another proven link is that between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, a rare, hard-to-treat disorder that doesn’t cause symptoms for 30 to 50 years. Lung ailments are uncomfortable because they make it difficult to breathe, but all patients experience symptoms like pain, anxiety, fatigue and side effects from medication. Illness makes it more difficult to eat a balanced diet and exercise, and that affects the immune system. Doctors can’t always cure cancer, but they may be able to help patients live longer and more comfortable lives with exercise, complementary therapies and special diet programs. The Mayo Clinic recommends that patients talk to their doctors or a dietician about the best way to regain weight lost during the illness. Diet can help to control pain, nausea and side effects that keep cancer patients from getting the nutrients they need. A good plan also helps overweight patients lose extra pounds safely and slowly. Recommendations for a Healthy Diet The American Cancer Society makes the following recommendations:

· Good fats and omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in nuts and fish

· 2.5 cups of fruits and veggies every day

· Proteins low in saturated fat, such as seeds, nuts, lean meats and fish

· Healthy carbs like legumes, whole grains, fruits and vegetables

More research is necessary to know if certain nutrients or foods help with prevention or recurrence, but studies agree that a balanced diet is good. Taking a lot of supplements, however, especially without medical supervision, may be dangerous. Superfoods and Immunity One of the latest trends in the fight for a strong immunity and a disease-free lifestyle is the superfood, many of which are little known and come from around the world. Dana-Farber Cancer Clinic nutritionist Stacy Kennedy says superfoods have similar phytonutrients, or compounds that make them colorful and healthy, that ordinary fruits and vegetables, such as

blueberries or cranberries, have. Although mostly plant-based, the category includes some dairy and fish products and foods like these:

· Green tea

· Leafy, dark greens

· Fruits and berries

· Legumes, nuts, seeds

· Yogurt and kefir

· Olive oil

· Spices like ginger and turmeric

· Avocado

· Sweet potatoes

· Mushrooms

· Seaweed

· Eggs

Just as eating superfoods makes the immune system stronger, eating other foods can be harmful. Foods high in carbohydrates or refined sugar, fried or overcooked foods, processed meats, and foods high in sodium or fat content may cause cancer or complicate recovery. Like healthy individuals, those with immune disorders will benefit from moderation and wise choices.

– Written By Morgan Tully

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Want to avoid an early death? Get moving, a study says

The medical journal BMJ published a report today that links higher levels of physical activity at any intensity to a lower risk of early death in middle-age and older people.Previous studies have repeatedly suggested that any type of sedentary behavior, such as sitting still, is not good for your health. Being sedentary for 9.5 hours or more a day, excluding sleeping time, is associated with an increased risk of death.

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New study: blood pressure drops big time on low carb

Remember that toe-tapping reggae song “Pressure Drop” covered by groups like the Clash and the Specials? The lyrics repeated: “Pressure drop, oh pressure, oh yeah, pressure gonna drop on you…
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Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet, study finds

FACTS: *1 in 6 deaths worldwide is due to cancer *40% of people in US will be diagnosed with cancer during their life.
An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, according to the study …

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Life lessons from the native tribe with the healthiest hearts in the world

… On average, the Tsimane (Bolivian native tribe) take about 17,000 steps a day. While there is so much advice we all get about the optimal types of exercise — cardio, high-intensity interval training (aka HIIT), resistance training — those with the healthiest hearts in the world are constantly active but not intensely active. And they hardly ever sit…

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