Tuesday, July 16, 2013

LIVE HEALTHY AND AVOID CARDIAC DISEASE


We present this piece of information to you my beloved reader so that you may take steps to pattern your life style.  It is not all about fat loss, pregnancy solution or cellulite treatment. 
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We know that cardiac disease remains the #1 killerof the US adult population -- but do you really get what’s happening, why cholesterol might matter, and
how to give yourself the best fighting chance against
the new ‘Bubonic Plague,’ of sorts?

Here are 3 little-known facts about cardiac disease
that will likely change the way you view living ‘healthy’:

  1. Cholesterol is not necessarily bad, not even the “bad” kind.
  2. Heart Rate Recovery (HRR) may be one of the best predictors
    of cardiac disease -- even more important than resting heart rate,
    according to many practicing clinicians and cardiologists that I know.
  3. A low-fat diet may be one of the fastest ways to create cardiac disease (controversial.)
Cholesterol has an evil connotation in health, and is often treated as
a primary instigator of cardiac and vascular disease.  As the son of a
Vascular Surgeon, I recognize the importance of reducing cholesterol
to prevent the advancement of life-threatening disease; however, many
factors need to be considered:
  • How high are your triglycerides?  If your triglycerides are high, your high
    cholesterol could be a symptom of inflammation in your body due to the way
    you’re breaking down carbohydrates, rather than the primary causal issue
    taking place in your body.
  • What is the ratio between your “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and  “good” (HDL) cholesterol?
    If you have less than a 2:1 ratio, meaning that your HDL is relatively high compared
    to your LDL, this can actually be a negative cardiac risk factor.  For example, an
    HDL of over 60 is suggestive that you have a lower risk of cardiac disease -- so long
    as your total cholesterol is not over 180, which is the recommended max level by the
    American Heart Association.       www.mystubbonbellyfatloss.blogspot.com  (2)
  • What else is in your diet or environment that may be causing inflammation?
    Before you begin taking a pharmaceutical prescription to counteract cholesterol
    in your body, it could be a good idea to have a candid discussion with your physician.
    If you smoke, eat trans fats, lots of preservatives, live in a toxic environment, or are
    chronically stressed, your body could be inflamed for reasons outside of your
    cholesterol intake.  This means that you could be taking a drug to lower your cholesterol,
    which is the only true indicator that you’re doing something else wrong.  When your
    cholesterol numbers improve on the drug, you’re actually masking the true cause of
    health deterioration. 

Next, let’s talk about Heart Rate Recovery (HRR) and its application to
monitoring your health and preventing cardiac disease.  HRR is measured
10 and 60 seconds after you finish exercising, to determine how quickly
your heart can get back to its resting rate.  A healthy heart should be able
to relax by at least 20-30 beats per minute within the first 60 seconds after
exercising and should be within 10-15 beats of your resting heart rate
within the first couple minutes after a workout or intense exercise set. 

If your heart is unable to recover quickly from intense exertion, then the
demands on your body completely change, and so will your exercise outcome:

  1. Hormones will become imbalanced as a result of prolonged sympathetic
    stimulation (fight or flight response not calming quickly enough, causing
    prolonged catecholemine release.)
  2. You may experience a reciprocal blood pressure response, killing your
    following set or energy level to follow a workout.  In other words, if your
    heart rate is higher than your body wants, you’ll automatically lower your
    blood pressure by dilating your arteries, allowing your body to undergo
    less stress; however, your energy level will plummet as a result of this
    response and you’ll instantly feel tired. 
  3. You’ll hit your ‘lactate threshold’ too early, which limits your exercise potential
    and tolerance.  Your lactate threshold is the point at which your body stops
    consuming oxygen for energy and begins to develop lactic acid as a byproduct
    of a different form of an energy cycle.  This lactic acid creates soreness, shuts
    down signals to our muscles, and ends our workouts.  Increasing your lactate
    threshold is paramount to your success in working out, or in achieving better
    health.

Finally, I feel it’s important we discuss an extremely controversial topic:  Low Fat Diets.

I find them to be evil and the wrong idea, altogether -- logically speaking, they don’t
make any sense to me.  Think about it this way -- we have 3 macronutrient groups
in the foods we eat:  carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.  Here’s how this works:
  • In the first 15 minutes we exercise or move, we tend to lean on carbs as our primary energy source. 
  • From 15-40 minutes, we lean mostly on proteins as an energy source.
  • From 40 minutes up until 2-3 hours, fats serve as our primary energy source.
Of course, it’s a continuum, and transfer between macronutrient classes for energy
is relative.  “The wall,” which is commonly referred to in marathon runners is the
point at which you become totally carb depleted, and this tends to take place around
mile 23 in most competitive runners.  If we are not able to transfer our energy
requirements between carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, we can carb deplete much
faster.  It’s “fat” that allows us to balance macronutrient use for much longer, leading
to prolonged energy and a wall happening as far out as possible -- without fats, we
don’t stand a chance. 
A low-fat diet appears to be a healthy option -- with the goal of reducing cholesterol
and blood pressure -- when the body has inflammation, other macronutrients aren’t
properly balanced and sequenced, and exercise isn’t a part of someone’s life.  Sadly,
this is the state of the ‘average’ American and what I believe to be the #1 confounding
variable of all low-fat diet studies; we need to isolate a truly ‘healthy’ person from the
‘average American,’ and then repeat the studies -- those who are unhealthy should
pursue an anti-inflammatory diet for at least 6 weeks before beginning a high fat/low
carb diet -- I’ll bet we get different results. 

I beg of you to consider the natural role of cholesterol in our bodies when inflammation
isn’t present, to utilize HRR as a measure of your level of fitness and health, and high
fat/low carb diets as a possible long-term option once you correct for other variables. 
Your health and vitality depend upon the simple decisions you make today, and the logic
you can apply to all of the health information you’ve learned; I believe you’ll make the
right choice.

Your health is important to me, but you need to understand how to customize health
recommendations and prioritize bodily systems for the best end result.  The first step
is education, but you’ll want to see results while you’re learning. Then my 3rd blog is www.pregnancysolution.blogspot.com   (3).
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Enjoy your reading and stay with us.
Bernard Chikere Gakwe.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

REAL nutrition for a healthy lean body Innovative tips and tricks to help you get flat abs, lose body fat, fight aging & live a healthier life.

I'll even cover controversial topics that mainstream health "experts" don't understand about nutrition...the TRUTH about cholesterol & saturated fat, carbs, protein, and even superfoods you may have never heard of!

This chemical turns men into "girly men" - BPA If there's one message I try to keep hammering home in this newsletter, it is the danger present in some of the harmful chemicals that we are exposed to in our food supply, our cleaning supplies, our environment, as well as lotions, shampoos, etc.

 As you know, one topic I talk about often is how we are being bombarded by chemicals known as "xenoestrogens" in our new modern chemical-laden world, and the harm to BOTH men and women with these chemicalsCheck It Out Here!

 Read this new article to protect yourself from this potential harm. This chemical turns men into "girly men" (how much exposure are you getting?) This question according to Mike Geary a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Trainer is begging for answer.   As you can see in that article, we are exposed to this chemical in some weird places, including that shiny paper receipt that you get from almost any store when it touches your skin, or touches your food (yes, even common receipts are one of your exposure points).

 Also, if you read this article, you can find out how you are exposed to this harmful chemical in canned tomatoes as well as bottled drinks.

 You NEED to know what to watch out for to protect yourself from these harmful "xenoestrogens". And although we should always do our best to avoid exposure to BPA and other xenoestrogens, some exposure is going to happen anyway, as these chemicals are all around us.
There is a specific class of vegetables that can help fight against xenoestrogens and belly fat Check It Out Here! Please share this page with any of your friends, family, or co-workers to help protect their health too.

 I wrote in most of my blogs my promise to serve you well researched health tips that will enrich your life over time. So, we continue with BPA as we listen to another expert on nutrition about the effects of this chemical on your reproductive system.

 Exposure To This Can Harm Men AND Women.   In one of the articles i presented in my blog www.Buttmakeover4Elegantwomen.blogspot.com, the issue of BPA – chemical damage in female was discussed and now it has been confirmed that the problem is unisex. This is a threat to a growing population and would- be parents will have to carry out series of checkups to ensure that the men are active and capable of doing what is expected of them to do.

In summary, this experts Kevin Didonato Ms, CSCS, CES writes about BPA chemical as it affects the male sperm count . Now read the whole report: There is a NEW reason to be worried Check It Out Here! Gentlemen, there are chemicals which may be harmful to your sperm. In fact, these chemicals are SPERM KILLERS.

And ladies, this means if you and your spouse (would be parents) are attempting to have a child and become pregnant, then you may be striking out every time. Health organizations around the world want to ban this chemical in products. Do you hear that? All because of adverse health concerns it poses in animal models and in humans as well. This chemical: BPA is found in EVERYTHING!

 What Is BPA?

 BPA is a chemical commonly used in plastics, but is found in many other products we use every day. From daily health care products to canned food linings, BPA is a common chemical that was introduced as a way to maintain food and all its health-providing qualities from spoilage.

 The problem: BPA may be linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. And this is a BIG problem!  In Women And Men , BPA exposure may dramatically LOWER testosterone levels and SPERM count. In fact, a study on Chinese factory workers exposed to high levels of BPA showed a decrease in sperm quality and sperm count. Exposure led to 3 times the risk of lower sperm concentration and vitality, and 4 times more likely to have decreased sperm counts Canada wants to (or already has) labeled BPA as toxic.

Research by the Canadian Health Ministry showed that 91% of Canadians had increased urinary concentrations of BPA, and levels were HIGHER in children between the ages of 6 and 11. Women, not only can BPA interfere with your man’s testosterone and sperm count, but it also may be dangerous for YOU and YOUR health.

 BPA may be linked to polycystic ovary syndrome, which is associated with lower chance of getting pregnant due to increased testosterone levels. Polycystic ovary syndrome may make it even harder to get pregnant. Although there is a better approach to getting pregnant using natural and holistic method. Please visit www.pregnancysolution.blogspot.com

Researchers showed a significant increase in BPA in the urine of women with polycystic ovary syndrome. More research is warranted and the exact reason why BPA is higher is unclear.

 Sources Of BPA  
 So where exactly can you find BPA? Canned Foods Canning has been used for hundreds of years as a way to keep food fresh while retaining the nutrition. However, industry has changed and BPA was introduced as a way to line canned foods which preserved foods better.

 It may be shown that BPA may leak into the food, resulting in increased levels of BPA in humans. Cash Money And Receipts There may even be exposure to BPA when you handle a receipt after you purchase your canned goods. Thermal paper, which is common paper used for cash receipts was found to have increased levels of BPA. BPA can be transferred from the paper to your fingers then to anything else you TOUCH. When BPA makes its way into your body, it acts as an endocrine blocker.Check It Out Here! BPA binds to receptor sites on your cells, resulting in INCREASED estrogen levels.
In men, BPA blocks normal cholesterol synthesis in the liver, which may inhibit testosterone and sperm production.
Stop The Sperm Killers , no matter where you turn, there seems to be something which can kill your sperm. BPA is one such chemical which can kill sperm cells and decrease your testosterone levels at the same time!
 BPA is found in everything and further research needs to be done to determine how harmful the chemical BPA is.
BPA exposure may not only lead to decreased testosterone levels and sperm count, but also in polycystic ovary syndrome. Combating the effects of low testosterone may increase sperm production and mobility.
Thanks for taking your time to read this piece of health information.
 Enjoy your reading and stay with us. 
Bernard Chikere Gakwe

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

THE MEN ARE DOOMED WITH BPA

This may be out of the way but read it for the sake of your man.

REAL nutrition for a healthy lean body Innovative tips and tricks to help you get flat abs, lose body fat, fight aging & live a healthier life. 

I'll even cover controversial topics that mainstream health "experts" don't understand about nutrition...the TRUTH about cholesterol & saturated fat, carbs, protein, and even superfoods you may have never heard of! 


This chemical turns men into "girly men" - BPA If there's one message I try to keep hammering home in this newsletter, it is the danger present in some of the harmful chemicals that we are exposed to in our food supply, our cleaning supplies, our environment, as well as lotions, shampoos, etc. As you know, one topic I talk about often is how we are being bombarded by chemicals known as "xenoestrogens" in our new modern chemical-laden world, and the harm to BOTH men and women with these chemicals Check It Here! 

 Read this new article to protect yourself from this potential harm. This chemical turns men into "girly men" (how much exposure are you getting?) This question according to Mike Geary a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Trainer is begging for answer.

 As you can see in that article, we are exposed to this chemical in some weird places, including that shiny paper receipt that you get from almost any store when it touches your skin, or touches your food (yes, even common receipts are one of your exposure points).

 Also, if you read this article, you can find out how you are exposed to this harmful chemical in canned tomatoes as well as bottled drinks. You NEED to know what to watch out for to protect yourself from these harmful "xenoestrogens". And although we should always do our best to avoid exposure to BPA and other xenoestrogens, some exposure is going to happen anyway, as these chemicals are all around us. There is a specific class of vegetables that can help fight against xenoestrogens and belly fat Check It Here!


 Please share this page with any of your friends, family, or co-workers to help protect their health too.
 I wrote in most of my blogs my promise to serve you well researched health tips that will enrich your life over time.

 So, we continue with BPA as we listen to another expert on nutrition about the effects of this chemical on your reproductive system. Exposure To This Can Harm Men AND Women 

In one of the articles i presented in my blog www.Buttmakeover4Elegantwomen.blogspot.com, the issue of BPA – chemical damage in female was discussed and now it has been confirmed that the problem is unisex. 
 This is a threat to a growing population and would- be parents will have to carry out series of checkups to ensure that the men are active and capable of doing what is expected of them to do

 In summary, this experts Kevin Didonato Ms, CSCS, CES writes about BPA chemical as it affects the male sperm count . Now read the whole report

 There is a NEW reason to be worried

 Gentlemen, there are chemicals which may be harmful to your sperm. In fact, these chemicals are SPERM KILLERS. And ladies, this means if you and your spouse (would be parents) are attempting to have a child and become pregnant, then you may be striking out every time.

 Health organizations around the world want to ban this chemical in products. Do you hear that? All because of adverse health concerns it poses in animal models and in humans as well. 

 This chemical: BPA.  is found in EVERYTHING! What Is BPA? 

 BPA is a chemical commonly used in plastics, but is found in many other products we use every day. From daily health care products to canned food linings, BPA is a common chemical that was introduced as a way to maintain food and all its health-providing qualities from spoilage. 

 The problem: BPA may be linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. And this is a BIG problem! BPA In Women And Men 

Men, BPA exposure may dramatically LOWER testosterone levels and SPERM count. In fact, a study on Chinese factory workers exposed to high levels of BPA showed a decrease in sperm quality and sperm count. Exposure led to 3 times the risk of lower sperm concentration and vitality, and 4 times more likely to have decreased sperm counts

 Canada wants to (or already has) labeled BPA as toxic. Research by the Canadian Health Ministry showed that 91% of Canadians had increased urinary concentrations of BPA, and levels were HIGHER in children between the ages of 6 and 11. 

 Women, not only can BPA interfere with your man’s testosterone and sperm count, but it also may be dangerous for YOU and YOUR health. BPA may be linked to polycystic ovary syndrome, which is associated with lower chance of getting pregnant due to increased testosterone levels. Polycystic ovary syndrome may make it even harder to get pregnant.  
Although there is a better approach to getting pregnant using natural and holistic method 

 Researchers showed a significant increase in BPA in the urine of women with polycystic ovary syndrome. More research is warranted and the exact reason why BPA is higher is unclear.

 Sources Of BPA   So where exactly can you find BPA? Canned Foods Canning has been used for hundreds of years as a way to keep food fresh while retaining the nutrition. However, industry has changed and BPA was introduced as a way to line canned foods which preserved foods better. 

 It may be shown that BPA may leak into the food, resulting in increased levels of BPA in humans. Cash Money And Receipts There may even be exposure to BPA when you handle a receipt after you purchase your canned goods. Thermal paper, which is common paper used for cash receipts was found to have increased levels of BPA. 

BPA can be transferred from the paper to your fingers then to anything else you TOUCH. When BPA makes its way into your body, it acts as an endocrine blocker.*******Check it out Here

 BPA binds to receptor sites on your cells, resulting in INCREASED estrogen levels

 In men, BPA blocks normal cholesterol synthesis in the liver, which may inhibit testosterone and sperm production. 
 Stop The Sperm Killers, no matter where you turn, there seems to be something which can kill your sperm. BPA is one such chemical which can kill sperm cells and decrease your testosterone levels at the same time! 

BPA is found in everything and further research needs to be done to determine how harmful the chemical BPA is. BPA exposure may not only lead to decreased testosterone levels and sperm count, but also in polycystic ovary syndrome. Combating the effects of low testosterone may increase sperm production and mobility.
 Thanks for taking your time to read this piece of health information. 

Enjoy your reading and stay with us. 
Bernard Chikere Gakwe