Category: Weight Loss

Balancing Your Hormones Without Drugs

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One of the questions that I frequently get asked is “What steps do I need to take to begin getting my hormones in balance?” The following is what I suggest:

 

  • Test your hormone levels. This should be done by utilizing both saliva testing and blood testing. For more information on how you can do this yourself call Oasis Advanced Wellness about how to obtain kits to use in the privacy of your own home. You will need to test for estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and cortisol.
  • Educate yourself on the topic of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and balancing your hormones naturally. A good place to start is my e-book–Balancing Your Hormones Without Drugs…You Can Feel Good Again and also at www.menopause-pms-progesterone.org. This will not only address your hormone issues but also help you to bring your whole body into balance…from the comfort of your own home. You can purchase this at www.oasisserene.com.
  • Take your results to a healthcare professional that you trust and one that works with bio-identical hormones. If you cannot find a healthcare professional in your area we offer telephone consults and will be glad to assist you in reaching your health goals. Make sure that you employ a healthcare professional that will work as a team-player. Ultimately, you are the one responsible for your health – not your doctor.
  • If you are currently on HRT go to www.oasisserene.com for instructions on how to get off HRT. You will need to wean yourself off gradually.
  • As good as bio-identical hormones replacement therapy is, it is not an end-all. Your goal should be to bring your body into total health and balance.
  • Be willing to address detoxification, diet, water in-take, supplementation, exercise, physical / emotional stress and environment. This is a MUST.
  • Once you start on a program your hormone levels should be monitored every three months for one year. This eliminates all the guesswork as to whether or not what you are doing is actually working. The goal should be to get your system balanced and to hopefully stimulate the hormones to start producing again.

 

About Supplements: It would be easy for me to include, in the above suggestions, vitamin/supplement recommendations like B-Complex, Vitamin E, etc. The reason that I do not is because many will go to a local drugstore or grocery store to purchase these supplements. All supplements/vitamins are not created equal. Sometimes the fillers and excipients can negate any benefit that you might get from the vitamin. I believe this is one reason why natural medicine is not taken seriously by many people. They tried a $9.95 supplement and it did not work, so therefore the reasoning is that using a natural approach does not work. It can be over whelming and time consuming to decide which supplements are best and which ones will work. This is why I believe it is important to have a healthcare professional on your team who is trained in knowing what supplements will be absorbed, transported and utilized effectively by the body. For information about the supplements that we recomm!

end to our clients get the e-book – Balancing Your Hormones Without Drugs…You Can Feel Good Again.

At Oasis Advanced Wellness, we not only specialize in getting the hormones in balance for women and men, but in the process we will help you to get your whole body in balance. For many it is the first time in a long, long time that they begin to experience true health and well-being. We can help you, too.

About The Author

Loretta Lanphier, ND, CN, HHP is a Naturopathic Doctor and the Founder of Oasis Advanced Wellness in the Houston, Texas area where she educates clients in fighting disease using natural, non-toxic methods. She has done extensive research in health science, hormonal balancing, nutrition, natural medicine, weight loss, herbology, cancer nutritional balancing and is involved in researching new alternative disease treatments and products. As a prolific seminar speaker her immense knowledge of the cancer industry, cancer politics and natural ways to balance the body plus her own personal experience with cancer allows the audience to come away with vast amounts of information. Loretta is Editor of the worldwide E-newsletter Advanced Health & Wellness and co-author of the e-book Balancing Your Hormones without Drugs…You Can Feel Good Again. Both are available at: www.oasisserene.com. For more info please visit us at: www.oasisadvancedwellness.com; www.menopause-pms-progesterone.org.
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Forget All About That Calorie Counting Crap And Learn How To

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<p>That’s a pretty “in your face” statement, but really it’s frustrating for me to see and hear all the different admonitions coming at me from sources I am not absolutely convinced have this whole thing nailed down tight.

<p>For example, when I’m in the dressing room at the pool, I’ll hear discussed all kinds of complicated systems involving a myriad of vitamins and health foods.  Well, I guess some do have merit but, from what I hear, you’d need to be walking around with a calculator and a calorie counter; it’s just so time consuming and so fussy, who can sustain that kind of diligence in checking everything they eat?  And then I get to the checkout at the supermarket and just about every magazine front page shouts out the answer to all your diet problems.  Somebody very good is taking those Oprah cover shots and picking the clothes “oh so carefully”!!

<p>Anyway, that’s my  rant over; so what do I have to offer that’s so much better?  Well you can “chuck“ the calorie counter and forget the calculator and get back to just applying some common sense.  Now let’s be honest here, do you really think you are going to benefit from eating French fries, potato chips, nachos, cakes, cookies, doughnuts, cheese burgers, etc.? (and what does “etc.” mean, well just about any of the processed foods that are fried in their production).

<p>In fact if we avoided pretty much ALL the processed foods, you wouldn’t be far off a very good start to an effective diet plan that would yield lasting results.

<p>But, and here’s the bad news, you have to put in some exercise.  It can be any activity that gets your body moving and your system turning over, but you have to do something more than just watch what you eat.  So find something you will probably like doing because you want to feel inclined to do it more and more, not dread, or have to drag yourself to whatever it is.  For example, if you like the golf idea go for that, and bear in mind that it seems to be true that when we get better at something we like to do it more, so if you fancy golf but are not yet very good, be patient and keep at it because as soon as you get better, it gets awfully easy to show up and play.

<p>Naturally, for me, swimming is a great choice and just getting in there and swimming laps sets the slimming and slenderizing process in motion.  I don’t know anyone who has “thickened-up” by swimming.  Ladies, want slimmer ankles?  Get on down to the pool and do a little legs-only with the kickboard.  It works!

<p>So, as I said, try to find an activity that is going to lead to an increase in your participation.  Heaven forbid, you might actually enjoy it!

<p><b>About the Author</b>

<p>Gordon Black is a world-ranked Master swimmer and Canadian national record holder. A member of the British swim team in the late ‘60s, after thirty years out of the pool, last year Gordon returned to competitive swimming in the Masters forum. He offers an online weight loss, fitness and motivational coaching service through his web site <a href=”https://www.gordonblack.com” target=”_blank”>https://www.gordonblack.com</a> where his competitive comeback is chronicled.  He is currently working on a book based on his own weight management and fitness system.<br>
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The Truth About Fat

 
Fat has had a lot of bad press and for many people, just a mention of the word can evoke misery. You can try to lose it, try to hide it, try to avoid it, but your body still needs it! Did you know that fat helps to insulate our nerve cells, keeps us warm, balances our hormones, keeps skin and arteries supple, lubricates joints and is a component in every cell?

The key issue here is recognizing which type of fat your body needs, how much your body requires and which type is your enemy. Armed with the right information, you can focus on getting more of the good fats and less of the bad fats into your daily diet.

There are two types of
fat to be aware of. Saturated fats – let’s call them “the enemy” and unsaturated fats – “the good guys”! It is easy to tell the difference because saturated fats are hard at room temperature. Saturated fats are not essential to your health. They come from animals and are found in meat, eggs and cheese. They are harder to digest and full of cholesterol.

Unsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature and have been divided into two groups. Monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, and polyunsaturated fats such as sunflower oil.
Polyunsaturated fats are split into Omega 3 fatty acids and Omega 6 fatty acids. Monounsaturated fat (Omega 9) although not essential, is not harmful in moderation – a good quality (extra virgin first cold pressed) olive oil is a healthier alternative to the usual vegetable oil.

Good sources of Omega 6: safflower oil, sunflower oil, evening primrose oil, walnut oil, pumpkin oil, sesame oil.
Good sources of Omega 3 are mackerel, herring, salmon, pilchards, sardines, tuna and flax seed oil.
Here are some important facts about fat in our diet.

  1. Fat is the ‘energy reserve’ of animals, plants and humans.

  2. The ideal body-fat ratio should be approximately 19-26% of a woman’s body weight, and 12-18% of a man’s body weight.

  3. There are two different types of body fat – brown and yellow. Brown fat is situated inside the body and is ‘active’, containing mitochondria that produce heat (thermogenesis) and as a result burn energy. Yellow fat is found nearer the surface, is less active and more likely to accumulate. Women tend to have a higher ratio of yellow fat than men.

  4. Women need higher levels of fat because it is essential for reproduction and so the body stores it ‘just in case’.

  5. An average healthy intake of good fats in the diet should be approximately 30-40 grams a day. The fat content of diets in affluent populations can be nearly four times this amount!

  6. Most foods containing fat combine saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat in varying quantities. For instance, butter’s fat content is almost 100%, of which 60% is saturated, 30% monounsaturated and 10% polyunsaturated, compared with sunflower seeds’ fat content of 73%, of which just 12% is saturated and 21% monounsaturated and 67% is polyunsaturated.

  7. Heat, light and oxygen destroy essential fatty acids, which is why it is best to keep oils in dark containers.

  8. Essential fats must come from the diet because your body cannot produce them. The essential healthy fats are Omega 3 and Omega 6 (known as essential fatty acids).

  9. Weight for weight, fat provides more than twice the amount of usable energy than carbohydrates or protein (you’ll find 9 calories in every gram of fat).

  10. Fat contributes to the palatability, texture and the smell of many foods, it also slows down the process of digestion providing an extended period of satiation after a meal.

When you know the good from the bad, fat is fabulous!

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“Overweight? NO MORE!”

Most people have tried many diets, such as quick weight loss diets with the hope of loosing that unwanted fat, yet failed to keep the weight off. Why? Because quick diets are not the answer. Think for a moment, we did not gain all that weight in one week, but gradually, right? Therefore, we can lose that unwanted fat gradually and keep the weight off. This is why it is so hard to lose fat and to stay slim with those quick weight loss diets. Some of these diets are so extreme that leave you feeling hungry, weak, and the end is that instead of promoting a healthy eating habit to lose weight, you end up cheating and eating until you satisfy those cravings.

Back to our original question, why are we overweight? People are overweight for different reasons: eating too much, lack of exercise, slow fat burning metabolism, retaining water, eating too late, eating unconsciously while watching TV, eating the wrong foods. We tend to eat for emotional reasons too, as we relate food as calming our nerves. Sound familiar? Sure, we feel fine while eating, but is this the answer to calm our nerves? No. Definitely not. Anxiety can drive us to eat more and see food as an ideal comfort.

How to resolve the overweight issue?

First, we recommend you take a conscious decision of examining your eating habits and consult a physician to check your health before starting any nutritional program and exercise plan.

Second, keep a daily record of what you eat, drink at least 8 glasses of water, have green tea to increase your metabolism, consume lots of vegetables and fresh fruit, avoid junk food and heavy sugary products.

Third, learn to say no when friends or family members offer you second or third servings.

Fourth, keep a firm decision and a positive attitude to lose that unwanted weight, visualize the new you.

Fifth, contact friends who will encourage you to lose weight and motivate you when feeling down. There is always someone ready to keep you motivated.

Whenever you feel eating for anxiety, think twice. Stop for a moment and ask yourself, “am I really hungry or is just an emotional excuse?” Instead of eating impulsively, try to drink water or have a cup of green tea, go out for a walk, or contact one of your friends for motivation.

Remember you are not alone; there are many people trying to lose weight and helping each other is the most valuable tool. Others have lost weight and kept the weight off. I did it, so can you! Believe in yourself, you are special.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anna “Overweight? NO MORE!” lost over 80 pounds from 230 pounds and has kept the weight off for 3 years. She believes that every person can achieve a healthier figure with determination, eating healthy, and exercising. There is no general miracle diet, but every body responds differently. It is a matter of taking the first step: ”Believing that one can regain a healthier body, having that strong inner motivation is the key to stay focused. I did it, so can you!”
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contact: anna@officialoverweightnomore.com

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