Sunday, December 29, 2013

Heartburn for the Holidays? Watch your B12 The Essentials of Health

If you have been indulging for the holidays (and who hasn't?) you may be experiencing a little heartburn just about now. Below is the clinical proof on the downside of taking all those heartburn medications. Before you start popping Rolaids, Zantac and Alka Seltzer  here is the GOOD news; You can take Active Calcium (by Usana Health Sciences)  which has a ratio of 800 mg of Calcium to 400 of Magnesium per serving size. MAGNESIUM is a trace mineral critical for your body and what helps you digest food, helps your cells turn food into energy, and excrete what your body won't use. It's a natural anti acid! USANA"s Active Calcium is plant based and comes in chewable form too. You can get it with or without Vitamin K and if you need  it dairy free it comes KOSHER.
Check out the study! Dr. Oz has this to say about B12

December 25, 2013

Acid reducing medications increase risk of B12 deficiency

At a Glance

A recent study has found that acid reducing drugs used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can reduce the amount of vitamin B12 that is absorbed and may lead to a deficiency.
Read more about this research below. 
Vitamin B12 insufficiency is relatively common, especially in older adults. Over time, an insufficient intake of vitamin B12 can cause an outright deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency, if is not corrected, may lead to serious complications such as dementia, nerve damage, anemia and other potentially irreversible conditions.

A recent study has shown that the use of the acid suppressing drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine 2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) suppress the production of gastric acid and may further complicate B12 malabsorption.

In this study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers sought to examine the association between long-term exposure to these medications and vitamin B12 deficiency.

The study included 25,956 adults diagnosed over the past 4.5 years with B12 deficiency and 184,199 subjects that were not deficient. Pharmacy records were used to provide information to determine who had been prescribed PPIs or H2RAs for at least two years.

Compared to those not taking the medications, there was a 65% greater risk of a B12 deficiency among those who were taking proton pump inhibitors and a 25% greater chance of deficiency among those using the histamine 2 receptor blockers for 2 years or more. The risk of deficiency was nearly doubled in those taking the higher dosages of PPIs compared to those not using the medications. After discontinuation of the drugs, the strength of the association was lessened.  

The results of this study show that previous and current gastric acid inhibitor use is associated with an increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. While these findings do not recommend against the appropriate use of these medications, these results should be considered when balancing the benefits and risks of using these medications. In addition, it is also advisable that the lowest effective dosage should be used.
Lam JR, Schneider JL, Zhao W, Corley DA. Proton pump inhibitor and histamine 2 receptor antagonist use and vitamin B12 deficiency. JAMA. 2013 Dec 11;310(22):2435-42. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.280490.


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Fascinating. Food. Exercise Infuences Neural response in the Brain

How many times have you heard that cardio or high intensity exercise is important for healthy weight and just groaned? It turns out it's true and for you geeks out there who need convincing to get off the couch, onto the trampoline, into the pool,on the bike or running track,  check out this fascinating study from Usana Health Sciences weekly Essentials of Health bulletin. Your brain is a genius that loves exercise! So get up, get out and work in 25 minutes of exercise daily even if its just walking! Your brain and waistline will thank you!

The effects of high-intensity exercise on neural responses to images of food

At a Glance  Increased physical activity is known to be associated with long-term successful weight loss maintenance due to mechanisms more complex than simply increased energy expenditure. A new study using MRI imaging has shown that intense exercise not only affects energy output, but it also may influence how people respond to food cues.

Read more about this research below.

Short bouts of intense exercise are known to suppress hunger through appetite regulating hormones. In a new study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers aimed to determine the effects of high-intensity exercise on central (brain) response to visual food stimuli.  The study included 15 healthy men of normal weight that completed two 60 minute experiments: exercise (running at 70% maximum aerobic capacity) and a resting control. After each trial, images of high and low-calorie foods were viewed and the brain response to the foods was measured using an MRI.   After the bout of exercise, thirst and core body temperature were increased while appetite response was significantly suppressed. Exercise significantly suppressed ghrelin (an appetite stimulating hormone) and enhanced the release of peptide YY (an appetite reducing hormone). When compared to the resting control, neural (brain) response in the brain’s reward related regions were stimulated in response to viewing the images of low-calorie foods but suppressed upon viewing images of high-calorie foods. 

This study has shown that high intensity exercise increases neural responses in reward-related regions of the brain in response to images of low-calorie foods and suppresses activation during the viewing of high-calorie foods. These central responses are associated with exercise-induced changes in peripheral signals related to appetite-regulation and hydration status.

Daniel R Crabtree et al. The effects of high-intensity exercise on neural responses to images of food. December 4, 2013, doi: 10.3945/​ajcn.113.071381

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Limited Time Offer RESET for Destination Transformation

My Gift To You - Get Started on Solid Footing for 2014 - Five questions 1. Have you been wanting to lose weight and just don't know HOW to make lasting changes? 2. Are you feeling bloated and sluggish after your Christmas with all the trimmings? 3. Do you lose weight only to put it ALL back on again? 4. Would you like to find a community that's supportive and non judgmental? 5. How about getting away with a chance to win an all expense paid trip to Sanoviv just for losing weight and tracking your story?
If any of these sound like you, then listen up!I am running a 12 week RESET Destination Transformation Challenge that begins January 6th and to help you get started I am offering a deep discount on the RESET kits.Take a look if you have reached your wit's end om weight loss. This offers expires January 4th. Click on the widget below to be taken to the event page, watch the video and register now. - Ekayani Chamberlin, Health & Lifestyle Coach
Real Results Real People: "One of the easiest cleanses I've ever done!" Karina Yanku, LMT and host of The Healing Artist Radio, New York, NY "My sugar cravings have decreased a lot!" Florence C, Attorney, Miami, Fl "I feel much better. I lost ten pounds in 5 days!" - Cheri R., New Jersey

Friday, December 6, 2013

Lose Weight Win A Trip to Sanoviv January 6 2014

 Lose Weight - Win An All Expense Paid Trip to Sanoviv Medical Institute!

A view from the pool of SANOVIV a healing oasis in Mexico

It's The Living Connection with Ekayani Chamberlin  and I am thrilled to announce this 12 week challenge today! This is a  sponsored event by the company I partner with, USANA Health Sciences. We are  offering an all expense paid trip to 15 Grand Prize Winners just for losing weight and making positive changes to your attitude and lifestyle! I have been talking about Weight Creep and the affect it has on adult obesity for 2 weeks now on my Video Channel I am always looking for ways to motivate you to take control of your life and "change your genes" by making positive life choices. A trip to Mexico facing the ocean at a unique oasis of healing in the world is just the ticket! Did I mention all the products are gluten free, low GI, Non GMO and delicious?

Dates:  Begins January 6 ends March 30, 2014. 

* You will need to purchase your supplies. * You will need to register by becoming a PC

What it's all about:

DESTINATION TRANSFORMATION is back and you’re the first to know. Last year, we had more than 3,000 people participate in one of USANA’s largest weight-loss events. Collectively we lost more than 17,500 pounds! This year we’re doing it again.
USANA’s RESET Challenge:
DESTINATION TRANSFORMATION officially starts Jan. 6. But don’t wait for the new year to start forming some good habits. Stock up now on USANA’s newly redesigned gluten free RESET kit, Nutrimeal shakes, and delicious protein snacks to help curb cravings during the tempting holiday season. Right now is the time to commit to changing your life for the better. Grab a friend and get them involved too! If that is not possible for you know that I am providing guidance and support all throughout your 12 week journey to the new you!
Karina Yanku, Lmt

Testimonial - "Easiest Cleanse I've Ever Done!"

I'd like to insert here a testimonial from licensed massage therapist Karina Yanku, show host and owner of  Karina Yanku Healing Arts, Inc  She successfully completed the RESET program while working all week long! Karina wrote: "That shake kept me going for hours. And I just had one of those brownies (insert smiley face here) One of the easiest cleanses ever. And boy, did I cleanse!" - in New York City 12/5/ 2013

 5 Categories - 15 Winners

With three winners in each category, the odds are in your favor! (We also have our international markets competing as well in their own separate categories. We’re excited to include Australia, New Zealand and our European markets in the 2014 contest!) DESTINATION TRANSFORMATION is the only contest that completely maximizes your chances of being a grand-prize winner.  We have five different categories to place in including: 
- Percentage Weight Loss – male
- Percentage Weight Loss – female
- Total Weight Loss – pounds
- Partners - Team up with a friend, spouse, life partner. Egg each other on and win together!
 -  Best Essay (There are some of you that write very well that I could see easily nailing this category!)

Ocean view at SANOVIV

Grand-prize winners will receive:

1. A once-in-a-lifetime trip to Sanoviv — a holistic healing center located in sunny Mexico
2  Each winner will receive a shopping spree, hair and makeup, photo shoot and more!
3. In addition to these tangible items the gift of deeper insight into the control you have over your own health, the exercise classes led by the staff, delicious organic food and heightned sense of self esteem are yours. Learning in foundational principles for a lifetime of good health are priceless! So what are you waiting for? Message me here to get started! To Your Success!! - Ekayani