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TOP 10 Most Overlooked Diet Mistakes How to Lose Weight and stay on track in the New Year.
TOP 10 Most Overlooked Diet Mistakes How to Lose Weight and stay on track in the New Year. 1. Skipping Breakfast
Most experts agree that if you skip breakfast, you’ll over-compensate for it later in the day by taking in too much calories. You don’t need a huge breakfast, but a light balanced breakfast can give you the right energy to start the day.
2. Not Eating Before a Workout
You will get more out of your exercise session or class by having the right fuel beforehand. A healthy pre-workout meal should include carbohydrates, protein and very little fat. Avoid heavy meals before a workout and go for a light balanced meal instead – one that will provide your body with the energy and nutrients it needs to build and tone muscles.
3. Waiting Too Long To Eat After Exercising
Eating after your workout is as important as fueling-up beforehand. A small meal or snack of protein and low carb foods within 30 minutes, but no more than two hours of your exercise session will give your body what it needs to build and repair muscles, along with the blood vessels that supply them.
4. Replacing Meals with Energy Bars or Replacement Drinks
There is no substitute for real foods. Your body needs the wide variety of phytonutrients and fiber found in real fruits, veggies and whole grains. No “meal replacement” bars or drinks provide all the benefits that come straight from nature. It is okay to use these convenience foods when necessary, but make a habit to eat real food when at all possible. Mixing your own snacks from dried fruits and nuts vs. having them processed and pressed into a bar is a much better way to go.
5. Not Eating Right Amount of Healthy Food. You may think you’re choosing the best weight loss/diet-boosting foods, but eating too much of a good thing will most definitely sabotage your weight loss plan. In fact, a common mistake made by dieters is to over eat organic foods and foods they perceive to be healthy.
To lose weight and keep it off, you need to learn how to eat the right amount of food. For example, chicken breast is great for you, but not if you eat too much of it. Almonds? Yep, they’re healthy, but not if you eat more than a small handful in one day. Healthy foods may relieve some guilt, but remember they will still cause weight gain if you consume too much of them.
6. Refusing to Count Calories.
Some weight loss plans advertise that calorie counting is not necessary. But the bottom line is that weight loss happens only when you create meaningful energy deficit. Calorie counting may seem time-consuming, but with the availability of mobile apps, it has become a lot easier for people to keep track of what they eat. If you have a smartphone, calorie counting will take no more than a few seconds and your totals are stored so that you can review them at a later time. Most people can easily reduce their daily intake by 500 calories per day that will result in a pound per week weight loss.
7. Believing That You Can Eat Whatever You Want if You Exercise
Many people exercise to lose weight but soon find that they still need to track what they eat if they want to see real weight loss. It is way too easy to undo the hard work for calories burned with a just one extra “treat or sugary snack” after your workout.
8. Not Drinking the Right Amount of Fluids
If you feel thirsty, you aren’t drinking enough. When you exercise you need to avoid dehydration. While most of us know to drink more when it’s hot, we are also at risk in cold and moderate climates. The newest wisdom is to let thirst be your guide and be ready to “drink when thirsty.” Carrying a water bottle or using a hydration pack allows you be ready to drink when thirsty.
9. Not Recognizing the High-Fat Restaurant Menu Buzz Words: 10. Cream sauce, butter, oil, au gratin, breaded, Alfredo, battered or batter-dipped, “with gravy,” or smothered. Unless you’ve avoided treats for several days and snacked on salad greens all day, these little “extras” can be quite dangerous. 11. Trusting Dietary Supplements Labels and Claims
Do not relaying only on the marketing of a product and forget to review the research findings. The supplement industry is largely unregulated. Manufacturers can make many claims that would not be allowed for regulated drugs. Do your homework before putting anything into your body and choose a product with multiple valid studies behind them such as Hoodoba® Hoodia that is proven to stifle your appetite, boosts your mood, and provide you with hours of long-lasting energy. Supplements can be a wonderful thing to keep you on track and help achieve your weight loss goals, but remember to choose wisely and be informed.
1.Helps treats inflammatory breast cancer
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a very difficult form of cancer to deal with because it is pervasive and likely to spread to other parts of the body. Reishi mushrooms can improve this condition because they have an inhibitory effect on the reproduction of the cancer cells and also because they have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
2. Supports cancer cell death
Cells of all kinds are programmed to die, a process known as apotosis; the problem with cancer cells, however, is that they do not undergo this death and keep reproducing endlessly, forming tumors and spreading to other parts of the body. However, extract of reishi mushrooms have been shown to induce apotosis in cancer cells to help stop their spread.
3. Boosts the Immune System
As Dr. Andrew Weil writes, reishi “has been the subject of a surprising amount of scientific research in Asia and the West.” Research shows that the polysaccharide beta-1,3-D-glucan in reishi boosts the immune system by raising the amount of macrophages T-cells, which has major implications for people suffering from AIDS and other immune system disorders.
4. Anti-Ageing Properties
One celeb who has clocked on to their revitalising qualities is brunette beauty Kim Kardashian. The reality TV star has been smearing on anti-ageing Japanese red reishi mushrooms to keep her skin looking taut, smooth and glowing. And the 34-year-old says she “loves using Japanese mushroom facial peels reishi mushrooms for making her skin more elastic”.
5. Liver Regeneration
As recently as 2013, a study in Food and Chemical Toxicology used the reishi mushroom to reverse chemical-driven liver damage in mice. The same triterpenes that displayed anti-cancer properties in other studies appear to aid the release of free radicals and promote liver cell regeneration.
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Reishi mushrooms are being called the ‘Mushrooms of Immortality‘ after scientist discover that, even after 7,000 years of use, they still are combating modern day illnesses among many other health benifits.
It’s these reishi mushroom extracts that have been used in a variety of scientific studies. These studies have linked the mushrooms to reduced blood pressure, weight loss, improved nervous system function, and even the treatment and prevention of cancer and diabetes—two top modern health concerns.
Researchers with Bellarmine University found polysaccharides and saponins in reishi mushrooms that are able to reduce cell proliferation (or multiplying) in cancerous lungs. This is because the mushrooms compounds trigger apoptosis or cell death, essentially targeting cancerous cells and ensuring their demise.
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Bacteria that resist the most common antibiotic of last resort – colistin – have been discovered in the UK.
Officials say the threat to human health is low, but is under ongoing review.
Scientists warned the world was on the cusp of a post-antibiotic era when such resistance was discovered in China last month.
Now checks have discovered the same resistance on three farms and in samples of human infections.
When all other antibiotics fail then doctors turn to colistin – that’s why it is so important.
Doctors in the UK thought they had three years before colistin-resistance would spread from China to the UK.
But Public Health England and the Animal and Plant Health Agency began testing for it.
Public Health England has gone through the 24,000 bacterial samples it keeps on record from cases between 2012 and 2015.
Colistin-resistance was discovered in fifteen of them, including samples of Salmonella and E. Coli.
The Animal and Plant Health Agency has discovered colistin-resistant bacteria on three pig farms.
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The news will not be a massive surprise after similar discoveries in parts of Europe, Asia and Africa.
It raises the prospect of untreatable infections – what is known as the antibiotic apocalypse and threatens to plunge medicine back into the dark ages.
The DNA that gives bacteria resistance to colistin – the mcr-1 gene – can spread rapidly between species.
The concern is that colistin-resistance will now find its way into other superbugs to create infections that doctors cannot treat.
Prof Alan Johnson, from Public Health England, said: “Our assessment is that the public health risk posed by this gene is currently considered very low, but is subject to ongoing review as more information becomes available.
“The organisms identified can be killed by cooking your food properly and all the bacteria we identified with this gene were responsive to other antibiotics, called carbapenems.
“We will monitor this closely, and will provide any further public advice as needed.”
The Chinese resistance cases were down to overuse of antibiotics in agriculture.
Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics says 837kg of colistin was sold to British farms in 2014.
Coilin Nunan, from the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, said: “We need the government, the European Commission and regulatory bodies like the Veterinary Medicines Directorate to respond urgently.
“The routine preventative use in farming of colistin, and all antibiotics important in human medicine, needs to be banned immediately.”
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said colistin made up just 0.2% of the antibiotics used in livestock in the UK.
A spokesperson said: “We are enhancing our surveillance for colistin resistance, and veterinary prescribers have voluntarily updated prescribing guidelines to restrict use of colistin in animals.”
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The World Health Organization is revising previous recommendations for the treatment of HIV. New guidelines advise immediate available treatment for all populations and ages – and removing the previous guideline limitations.
New research has shown that when Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, is treated immediately – longevity is increased and the transmission of the virus is decreased – according the United Nation’s World Health Organization, WHO. The revolutionary findings have prompted WHO to revise guidelines that had limitations of eligibility for HIV treatment.
UN Issues New HIV Treatment Guidelines
Previous guidelines only approved HIV treatment for people with distinct sexual behaviors and whose immune system indicated signs of illness within a specific range. New guidelines call for immediate treatment for anyone who has tested positive for HIV, regardless of how sick they are.
Who states, “With its treat-all recommendation, WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV. All populations and age groups are now eligible for treatment.”
Removing the limitations and changing the guidelines will allow 37 million people in the world who have HIV to receive immediate treatment – raising the number of eligibility by approximately 10 million individuals – who would not have had access to HIV therapy under the old guidelines.
In addition, WHO made other extremely significant guideline changes, “Following further evidence of the effectiveness and acceptability of pre-exposure prophylaxis, WHO has now broadened this recommendation to — other population groups at significant HIV risk.”
Removing this specific limitation, and offering preventive antiretroviral treatment for people considered “at risk”, may save the lives of 21 million people and prevent 28 million others from being infected by the year 2030, according the United Nations.
There are going to be challenges to implementing the new guidelines, however, as aid groups warn that it will require a major increase in funding, as well as education. Dr. Tom Ellman, director at Doctors Without Borders in South Africa, explains, “HIV care has to move out of clinics and into communities with mobilized empowered and engaged people living with HIV that actually are part of the response.”
A breakthrough news report, published by the Huffington Post, reveals some astonishing, yet little known health benefits found in the enzymes of an iconic mushroom known commonly as Reishi, or Ling Zhi.
“The variety of these enzymes, among more than 400 active constituents that have been found, indicates to me that mushrooms such as reishi are like miniature pharmaceutical factories that can produce hundreds of medicinally-interactive compounds”, according to Huffington Post breaking news.
Paul Stamets, author of the enlightening report, is an advisor for the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School, in Tucson. His expert, progressive insight describes the mushroom as likely “the most respected medicinal mushroom in Asia. Reishi is a common name for a complex of closely-allied species of the Ganoderma genus.” Stamets explains the latest “DNA barcoding and phylogenetic techniques have revealed that this name had been inappropriately applied by taxonomists to what is in fact a group of close relatives.”
Regardless of classification, Ganoderma lucidum, reishi, is “now one of the few mushroom species whose DNA has been fully sequenced, with an incredulous 16,113 known genes. “Reishi is remarkable for its diversity of genes coding for cytochrome P450 enzymes. These enzymes not only afford this species a broad arsenal for producing secondary metabolites for digesting nutrients, but may also confer benefits to human health such as enhancing the degradation of toxins and free radicals and increasing the liver’s metabolic efficiency”, said Stamets.
Stamets explains his optimism in the findings, “Today, reishi stands out as one of the most valuable of all polypore mushrooms in nature for the benefit of our health”. He also referenced his work investigating reishi with the U.S. Defense Department’s BioShield BioDefense program, as well as studies by Merck pharmaceutical researchers who tested the extracts of 204 species of mushrooms for their antimicrobial properties, finding “The mushrooms showing the most activity were ‘reishi’ species – of which 73 percent of the strains showed activities against the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. A review of the scientific literature reveals that many of the traditional medicinal claims can now be validated, especially the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.”
In an unprecedented move that challenges previous protocol, The American Cancer Society released new guidelines for breast cancer screening that – ironically – come in the midst of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The new guidelines, recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, are generating conflicting debate among experts in the field, with changes in recommendations that some deem negligent.
“Women with an average risk of breast cancer – most women – should begin yearly mammograms at 45. Women should be able to start the screening as early as age 40, if they want to. It’s a good idea to start talking to your health care provider at age 40 about when you should begin screening. At age 55, women should have mammograms every other year – though women who want to keep having yearly mammograms should be able to do so — regular mammograms should continue for as long as a woman is in good health”, according to the latest guidelines.
Another shocker that has physicians and patients alike questioning the motivation for the changes is the statement included in the guidelines stating, “Breast exams, either from a medical provider or self-exams are no longer recommended.” The objectives also stress that women who have a familial history, a breast condition, or another reason – need to begin screening earlier and/or more often.
The American Cancer Society’s chief cancer control officer, Dr. Richard Wender, said the change comes as new research has been beneficial in the understanding of the best ways to use mammograms for screening.
“Since we last wrote a breast cancer screening guideline, there have been the publication of quite a number of new studies that inform us about the benefits and drawbacks of screening with mammography, so the American Cancer Society commissioned a detailed evidence review by an external expert group to review all of this new data which was then presented to our American Cancer Society guideline committee – that committee then considered all of this evidence over a period of months, did the very difficult job of balancing the benefits and harms, and that’s what led to the change in the guidelines that we’re publishing now”, Dr. Wender explained.
Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society agrees, “The chance that you’re going to find a cancer and save a life is actually very small”. He explains that mammograms have a considerably high false positive rate, and the odds of a false positive finding are increased for women under 45, leaving them vulnerable to painful tests that aren’t necessarily needed. Dr. Brawley is concerned that this negative, painful and frightening experience could cause women to “swear off mammography for the rest of their lives.”
Critics say there is a flaw in the way the American Cancer Society assessed the data they reviewed, and only considered whether or not screening saved lives, but did not focus on incidences where screening was responsible for saving women from chemotherapy or mastectomy by finding a cancer in its early stages.
Dr. Marisa is also speaking out on the critical side of the debate – she is the president of Breastcancer.org and a breast cancer survivor herself. She passionately argues the point that, “The American Cancer society made the value judgment that screening is only worth it if it improves survival. There’s arrogance to that. Let women decide what’s meaningful to them.”