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September 18th, 2012, 11:09:39 admin

 

 

There is no question that the metabolic syndrome raises our risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  Although genetics plays a role in the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, there is also no question that a major factor contributing to the syndrome is that we are eating too much and exercising too little.

 

The Metabolic Syndrome is caused by the body’s inability to effectively process nutrients like fats and sugars.

 

One out of four American adults now have what experts call “ The Metabolic Syndrome”. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, if you qualify for at least three of the five categories on the chart, you have the syndrome. You also have an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.

 

 

 

 

1. Waist Size Women: more than 35 inch waist  Men: more than 40 inch waist
2. Triglycerides 150 or higher
3. HDL (good) cholesterol Women: under 50Men: under 40
4. Blood Pressure Systolic: 130 or higher

                  OR

Diastolic: 85 or higher

5. Fasting Blood Sugar 110 or higher

The major problem here is that Americans are eating too much and exercising too little.  Now the body is not able to effectively process nutrients.  Now there is a higher chance of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

 

What BioShift can do to Help

 

Incorporating the BioShift lifestyle changes can reduce your chances and eliminate The Metabolic Syndrome. The beautiful part is many of the categories are significantly responsive to lifestyle.   It does take some effort to lose weight with healthier diets and a regular routine of exercise activities, but the results will be worth it.

 

Our nutrition and exercise professionals will educate you on how to apply the necessary lifestyle changes to your specific life.  It’s pretty easy to make these changes a routine once you figure out what works best for your life. The result: Better quality of life.


June 6th, 2012, 02:06:20 admin

If you have achieved your optimal weight and optimal health, you should be consuming a balanced diet of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. Here you are going to learn how to incorporate carbohydrates into your diet in the most efficient way so you can maintain your optimal weight.

First of all, if you are at your optimal weight, you should be exercising routinely. If you are exercising routinely, you should know that carbohydrates fuel you for your exercise. Here is your approach:

Plan of eating carbohydrate rich foods on the days that you are going to exercise. This way you are allowing your body to use those carbohydrates for what they were meant to be used for: which is providing you with energy to get you through your exercise.

Here is another thing you should approach when consuming carbs on your exercise days: Combine the carbohydrates you eat with fiber. Researchers in Naples, Italy have concluded from several studies the unhealthful effects of a high-carbohydrate diet (in terms of metabolism) disappear for patients with diabetes when they increase fiber along with those carbohydrates. This is great news for everybody, especially for those that are conscious about controlling their                                                                                   blood sugar levels.


June 6th, 2012, 02:06:17 admin

Blog Article: 5/7/2012               Topic: Fiber

       It seems like every scientific research article that comes out on fiber is beneficial. Statistics have shown that the average American takes in about 5-15 grams of fiber per day. That number is not even close to what we want to shoot for. With such a low amount of daily fiber, you will see a slower rate of passage in the colon, which provides more time for toxins and carcinogens to build up in your digestive tract. Healthy adults should ingest about 25-35 grams of soluble fiber daily. Here’s a general breakdown of how fiber allows less fat to be absorbed by your body:

       Let’s say you take in a 10-gram hit of soluble fiber (oats, flaxseed, berries) for your breakfast. When you combine that amount of fiber with water, it turns into a gel-like substance as it passes through your digestive tract. This gel like substance attaches to fat and cholesterol, not allowing them to be absorbed. Not a bad way to start the morning. That’s just one small part of how fiber can work for you, lets not forget about all the other benefits, to name a few:

  •  Increasing bacterial mass of the stool (helps you go regularly)
  • Decrease the absorption of glucose and increase the glucose content of stool (helps regulate blood sugar levels)
  • Aids in secreting pathogens and toxins in the stool

       Shoot for taking in more fiber in your daily diet, especially for breakfast, but for all you extremists out there, don’t get all excited and start smashing down as much fiber as you can through foods and supplements. Most professionals recommended 25-35 grams per day for a reason. Too much fiber (greater than 50g/day) may impair the absorption of several mineral elements and could cause deficiencies in essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins that you need.


June 6th, 2012, 02:06:58 admin

Some nutrient requirements are greater during lactation than during pregnancy, however, the requirements are the same for:
       - Calcium and Iron

In order to maximize the health of her fetus, a woman in the 6th month of pregnancy should supplement her diet with additional:
       - Calories and Iron

The fetus acquires most of its calcium during:
       - The 3rd trimester

Several vitamin requirements that are increased during gestation include:
       - Thiamin, Riboflavin, and Niacin