Thursday, May 22, 2014

Video Why Losing Weight is Like A Roller Coaster with Ekayani Chamberlin Healt...

Memorial Day Already? Why Diets Are Like Roller Coasters

Weight Fluctuations Can Be Wild Ride

I Never Liked Roller Coasters - I Admit it

I admit that I never liked roller coasters and that had to with the lack of control, the sense of utter helplessness and the inherent danger associated with being on such a wild ride. Up, down and around being whipped at lightning speed is just not my idea of fun. The first (and last!) time I was on a roller coaster was in Santa Cruz, California on a very tall and very rickety wooden one. After my brother and I got strapped into the the seat,  up and up we climbed slowly up to the summit. It was looking down at the angle we were about to plummet down that I realized I wanted out.
I turned to my brother and said: "I changed my mind. I want to get off. "
He replied; "It's  a little too late for that now."
And down I plunged for ten harrowing minutes that seemed like an eternity. I was so happy to get off that wild ride.

Trying to Lose Weight Can Be Like Riding a Roller Coaster

Paul changed his lifestyle and nutrition on RESET.

Trying to lose weight and keep it off can be like riding a roller coaster. The fact is that most people gain MORE weight than they initially lost while dieting. Dieting is the problem because it does not address fundamental lifestyle issues or if you prefer the basic needs of the human body. This up and down and all around approach is risky for your cardio vascular system, hormone production, brain health and even reproductive health. Calories are only one part of the picture that paints a false picture at that. Essential nutrients that are required daily such as C, D, B6.B12, Magnesium and the companion trace minerals, Omega 3 fatty acids to name just a few combined  with sound lifestyle habits will work wonders at keeping you at the weight that you want to be because you will have enlisted an array of friends to help you and your body feel fantastic. The body if you treat it right is self regulating. You could call this a miracle or intelligent design.

What are those needs?

Whether you are a paleo, vegan,vegetarian, keep kosher or follow halal dietary codes if you are human from your time spent  inutero to old age you have daily needs.
* Sufficient Sleep Just changing your erratic sleep patterns for a regular time for restorative sleep can help you lose weight. In one study by Dr Breus (The Sleep Doctor) oversaw a trial where women lost  from 3 to 15 pounds just by going to bed earlier! Sleep is not just for babies either and not getting enough will make you crabby, forgetful and over weight.
* Sufficient Exercise: You don't have to be a weekend warrior or Olympic athlete to be healthy. You do need to get out an walk at least 20 minutes per day. The human body is designed to move! Moving  helps the blood circulate to flush out toxins,  boost your mood by stimulating feel good hormones, helps regulate the metabolism and helps you sleep at night provided you are not up exercising too late.
*Sufficient Fiber Fiber first! Fiber helps things  moving along. If you are like many American's that are chronically constipated passing stool only a few times a week if that adding fiber to your diet is a must. The tire that you see around many a middle is what an impacted colon looks like filled with crap. Literally. When I speak of fiber I am talking about green vegetables and not what you have been lead to believe constitutes a "high fiber diet". It's not more cereals nor it is pizza, donuts or bagels! Depending on the time of year avail yourself to seasonal greens such a leeks, kale, spinach, celery, squash, parsely, arugula, cabbage, radishes,  different kinds of lettuces and so forth. They will also help your liver and kidneys detoxify.

* Sufficient Hydration: Drinking plenty of clean pure water does much to keep your body healthy by insuring your bodies detoxification centers have the water they need to flush out what doesn't need to stay in your body. Your liver and kidneys work non stop to remove poisons. Soft drinks and just juices  just don't cut it.If water doesn't strike your fancy,  try drinking herbal teas, green teas or infusing your water with fruits as nicely illustrated in breast cancer survivor Pam Wenzels book Spa Water
Tangerine Lime Spa Water by Pam Wenzel

 *Optimal Nutrition It has become clearer and clearer to me that the United States is a county where empty food and nutritional deficiencies reign. In a county where pizza is deemed a vegetable and where many neighborhoods are bereft of fresh fruits and vegetables and vending machines bedeck the halls of the institutions of higher learning. No wonder that Americans are running on empty!  Soil is the stomach of the earth. It is evident that the way in which we  grow crops by treating them with pesticides instead of using nutrient enriching practices, our soil has become tasteless and unappealing. For those of you who have been lucky enough to have a meal in Europe in Italy or France for example you have tasted the difference! The difference is in the soil. By contrast in the USA  with out 400 or so inches of topsoil whittled down to 3 or 4  inches, there is precious little for crops to nourish themselves with. While we are working our way back to healthier soils,  I urge everyone to take high quality supplements that exceed the paltry "standards" of nutritionals today. Your body was designed to take care of itself  but even the most exquisitely designed vehicle can't go far on little fuel. I recommend Usana Health Sciences

Summer Slimdown Challenge is Here! 

I invite you to take up the RESET Challenge NOW  taking 5 days of your life  to get off the carb and sugar roller coaster ride you have been on for far to long. The benefits are 1. It's easy 2. No cooking 3. No obssessing on what to eat, when how and where  to eat 4. It's portable 5. It's highly nutritious. 6. It's gluten free 7.  It's low glycemic 8. Is GMO free 9. All raw materials/ingredients are guaranteed for 90 Days to insure purity, efficacity and that products are free of mold, mildew and heavy metals. 10. It's scientifically formulated.  11. Vegan options 12. It tastes good! There. Now lets get started!


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

High glycemic index and glycemic load diets increase the risk of Type 2 Diabetes

High glycemic index and glycemic load diets increase the risk of Type 2 Diabetes

At a Glance
Results from 3 large cohort studies and a recently updated meta-analysis provide additional evidence that higher dietary glycemic index and glycemic load diets are associated with an elevated risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

Read more about this research below.
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been a worldwide public health concern for several decades. It is projected to be the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. Many good studies have shown that a healthy diet and lifestyle can be even more effective at preventing T2D than medical or pharmaceutical interventions.

In a recent study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers examined the association of dietary carbohydrate quality, using glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL), and the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

Researchers followed 164,659 women from 1991-2008 that took part in the Nurses Health Studies I and II, and 40, 498 men from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. All were free of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer at the beginning of the study periods. Periodic questionnaires were used to analyze diet and lifestyle.  The researchers updated a meta-analysis which also included the results from the 3 cohort studies.

After compiling the results of the 3 population studies, it was found that the adults with diets in the highest quintile (20%) of energy-adjusted GI had a 33% higher risk of T2D than those with diets in the lowest 20% of GI. Subjects in the highest GL group had a 10% higher risk of T2D than those in the lowest group. Consumption of a combination diet that was high in GI or GL but low in cereal fiber had a 50% greater risk of T2D. When comparing the highest with lowest categories of GI and GL in the updated meta-analysis researcher found an increased risk of T2D of 19% and 13% respectively. 

The results from these studies confirm that consuming a high-GI/GL diet is associated with a higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes, especially when cereal fiber intake is also low.

Shilpa N Bhupathiraju et al.  Glycemic index, glycemic load, and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from 3 large US cohorts and an updated meta-analysis.  Am J Clin Nutr.  First published April 30, 2014, doi: 10.3945/​ajcn.113.079533 [Epub ahead of print].


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Global Warning Means Global Flooding - Serbia & Bosnia

 Global Warming Means Flooding

My good friend Vladimir Debeljak, MD is witnessing something horrible in his country. Please share this information to help. He wrote me ; "I'm ok but there are many casualties in flooded cities, thousands of people have been evacuated and lost their homes, can you please share these picture with contact numbers for donating, I will contact you if I find if there is anything that you can help. Thank you very much for your help and sympathies."
My friends unless you want to build an ark like NOAH we need to turn to solar, wind and plain old conservation now. The time of waste is over. This is the cost. With the torrential rains we just had here in New York Friday May 15 had me fearing a repeat of Hurricane Sandy. We got one. In Eastern Europe.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hypnotherapy as an Empathetic Treatment Franka Fiala Slyvia Moran

Franka Fiala and Sylvia Moran hypnotherapists in arms
"Nothing can ever take away your light. Nothing can ever limit you.
When you can feel deep appreciation within your heart, without judgement, without assumptions, when you can accept your light truly, understanding that it needed to rid the ego , when you step into your own power, without needing to know where it leads, when you know of the support around you, love will flow from you to others eternally, abundance and consciousness will be you, because that is the light you were meant to be" - Franka Fiala


The Art of Multidimensional Alignment of How to Get Out of Your Own Way

This was the message (see quote above) I ended up drawing from an unmarked stack of envelopes passed around to the small group attending Franka Fiala and Sylvia Moran's Multi - Dimensional Alignment workshop Saturday, May 10 at the A.R.E. Edgar Cayce center in Manhattan. ( I appreciated it because my intention is to tour more with my show Yoga on the Dance Floor and if there were ever wiser words for the best attitude to have during touring I couldn't think of one).  We were asked to set an intention, to set a goal that we would like to achieve by the end of the workshop. The messages each person drew came in handy for reference to help keep the participants minds focused on that goal. So many emotions and mental distractions  come up during a workshop taking us away from the I. Our cultural tendency is to blame external circumstances be it a person or event or even a  series of events for  the nature of our lives and how disempowering is that? Very.  In this workshop the emphasis was squarely on "I" in the most positive victimless sense  with no deflecting allowed via the gentle language used by Franka and Susan.  The workshop these empathetic hypnotists in arms hold are designed to give individuals tools to improve their daily lives by putting into practice some simple exercises to shift mood, attitude or consciouness if you prefer. What makes this duo so unusual is that they serve as sponges filtering out dis- eases for clients. In fact as I was chatting with the pair before the workshop began they pointed out that the clothes they wore were intentionally loose fitting as they would literally expand in their bodily size by the end of the workshop. This "weight gain" is a result of their own bodies processing the negativity and discomforts of attendees. They act as a conduit to pass out toxins and true by the end of the 5 hours Franka and Sylvia had visibly doubled in size along the waist. If you are interested in living a more whole life via the methods employed Franka and Slyvia you may contact them via

"There is the physical body, there is the mental body, there is the spiritual body. They are one. They each have their attributes. They each have their weaknesses. They each have their associations. Yet they must be all coordinated." -- Edgar Cayce 

The Ladies Credentials

Franka Fiala is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist with the International Association of Counselors & Therapists (IACT), Certified Master Trainer for IACT, Certified Professional Speaker-Trainer (American Association of Professional Speakers and Trainers), and an  Advanced Clinical Hypnotist (Institute for Advanced Neuro-Research and Education, New York).  She was awarded the "Chapter of the Year Award 2009" by IACT.
Franka teaches professional hypnotherapy certification seminars in New York City and Puerto Rico, and is the founder of "Art of Embracing Life", a non-profit center offering transformational workshops in Mayag├╝ez, Puerto Rico.  She has helped over 2000 people create balance in their lives with Professional Hypnotherapy, Holographic and Vibrational Alignment, Cellular Cleanse (pulling dis-ease and energetic blockages from the physical cells of the client's body and processing the removed energy through her body), channelings from the Arcturians and other high vibrational non-physical beings, and intuitive work.

Colonel Sylvia Moran, U.S. Army, Retired, graduated from West Point in 1980, in the first class with women.  A military intelligence officer and expert on the Middle East, she served in a variety of positions, spanning from platoon leader in the 82d Airborne Division, to Special Advisor for National Security Affairs to the Vice President of the United States.  In addition to being a career soldier and combat veteran, Sylvia is a Certified Hypnotherapist and a Certified Instructor with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT), specializing in multi-dimensional work, to include timeline transfer (assisting clients in aligning past, present, parallel, future and other-dimensional selves).  Sylvia is also a certified international Body Harmony® practitioner and Holographic Alignment specialist who assists clients in removing physical manifestations of illness and emotional residue from the tissues of their bodies.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Weekly Essentials of Health : Higher fiber intake improves survival time after a heart attack

Sharing this Weekly Essentials of Health that is such a wonderful service

Higher fiber intake improves survival time after a heart attack

At a Glance
A new study shows that people who survive heart attacks may improve their chance of survival by increasing their dietary intake of fiber.

Read more about this research below.
Diet plays an important role in the development of heart disease, yet secondary prevention guidelines tend to emphasize pharmaceuticals over diet and lifestyle recommendations.  Adequate dietary fiber intake is known to be associated with a lowered risk of many conditions, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Whether, and to what extent, fiber intake impacts survival after a heart attack is less known.

In a new study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers analyzed data from two large studies, the Nurse’s Health Study and the Health Professional Follow-Up Study, to determine whether increased fiber intake would improve chances of survival after a heart attack. Of the total of 173,229 patients in the study, researchers looked at 4,098 men and women who had survived a first heart attack and followed them for an average of nine years. Detailed questionnaires were completed several times during the follow-up period and used to analyze lifestyle habits.

Participants were separated into five groups (quintiles) according to their dietary fiber intake after their heart attack. Those who ate the most fiber had a 25% lower chance of dying from any cause in the nine years after their heart attack compared with those who ate the least fiber. When considering only cardiovascular causes of death (heart attack, stroke and coronary heart disease), the top quintile had a 13% lower mortality risk than those with the lowest intake. Researchers also found that every 10g per day increase in dietary fiber was associated with a 15% lower risk of death over the nine-year follow-up period.

When the specific type of dietary fiber was looked at individually (cereal, fruit or vegetable), only higher cereal fiber intake was strongly associated with an increase in long-term survival after a heart attack.

Currently, only 5% of Americans consume the minimum recommendation of dietary fiber of 25 g per day for women and 38 g per day for men. With more people surviving heart attacks, it is increasingly important to emphasize healthy lifestyle choices in addition to appropriate medication to improve long-term health and survival.

Shanshan Li et al. Dietary fiber intake and mortality among survivors of myocardial infarction: prospective cohort study BMJ 2014;348:g2659 doi: 10.1136/bmj.g2659