Alchemical Weight Loss – Transformation of Excessive Weight Into Human Spirit

Jul 13 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

The unsolved problem of obesity:

Coping with overweight is one of the most desperating issues for those who experience it. Conventional efforts for treating the problem by means of diet and physical exercise are revealed again and again as ineffective in the long run. Still, most human beings keep trying in the same ways. The result is always another rise in weight, with the addition of failure feelings, helplessness and desperation. The reason for failure lies in the misunderstanding of the dynamics in which the physical body gains weight.

The known diet is based on the assumption that the physical body raises as a result of excessive caloric balance which turns into physical material – excessive fat. According to this understanding the derived conclusion is that reducing the consumption of physical material – food – will bring about a reduction of the physical body. This perception is mistaken because it is based on a narrowing view and on analytical causation, which suggest a physical solution to what is sees as a problem that is physical in essence. This conception oversimplifies the complexity of man and neglects the many strata that affect his life, far beyond the physical dimension. Due to that, it cannot offer an effective solution to the problem. The holistic perspective on man tells us that in order to solve a problem, physical as well, we are ought to expand the point of view and understand the entirety of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual causes, in which it was created.

The roots of the obesity problem – Reversed alchemy of gold into lead:

The alchemical perspective on the obesity phenomenon begins with the perception that man is an entity that own creation forces, and is capable of building by himself its physical body, emotional world, mental forces and spiritual strength, and create the physical and spiritual reality in which he or she lives. This force is executed by the ability of man to do a transformation of itself and its environment from low energy existence to existence of a higher frequency, in the same way that an alchemist turns lead into gold. In fact, this is the aim of his life and to there leads his personal path. Overweight is a sign that for some reason the person is focused too much on creating himself a physical body, and neglects the creation of other parts of him and his life.

Creation forces that reside in man are executed by the interaction of two fundamental and opposing energies. These energies are known in different names as matter and spirit, prana and shakti, yin and yang, and so on. In this article I shall refer to these energies as light and darkness.

The interaction between these opposing forces has been the factor that created man while being in the womb of its mother, and in the first years of its life. This creating interaction can exist when these two energies are distinct from each other. In this situation the light supplies the creation program and the darkness creates the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual structures needed for its execution. However, with birth the strength of darkness intensifies, due to the primal trauma of disconnection from cosmic feeding, and it is expressed in the constitution of strong pulling (gravitational) forces that absorb light into them.

In this situation man lacks the ability to execute the creation program that is imprinted in him, because the absorption of light by darkness creates a process of reverse alchemy in which it declines in its frequencies. The result is that instead of being a creating force it turns to an exterminating force that continues to transform high frequency material to low frequency material. The result is that the man gets to a route of death and termination, instead of continuing creation and development.

The light that is swallowed in darkness, perpetually keeps trying to execute the creation intention in it, and it tries to turn the direction of the alchemical process, to increase in its frequency and escape from the absorption of darkness. These efforts are actually seen in various human behaviors, from physical manifestations to emotional, mental and spiritual expressions. The ability of light to escape from darkness is totally dependent on the acknowledgment and acceptance of these human manifestations by its human environment in the first years of its life. But because the light that tries to escape is of a low frequency, it is manifested as behaviors that do not look lighted, and they express mostly egoistic personal wishes. Society, in general, rejects most of these expressions and forbids them and later on man learns to reject them himself, usually in an automatic unconscious way.

Weight gain as a result of the rejection of light and its collapse:

In order to be expressed as light that has the ability of giving, instead of absorption qualities that darkness has, light has to vibrate in the frequency that is right for it. The rejection of the light that tried to escape darkness causes it to lose this frequency and it collapses into a chaotic structure of a too low frequency, in which it continues to be expressed as darkness. The collapse is taking place in a complex process, in which the light that tried to go out is not falling back to a dimension of total in-existence, but collapses to lower levels of existence than the ones it should have reached. Light that was supposed, for example, to create a solid and functional physical body but was rejected, decreases in its frequency and creates a lower frequency physical body that is nonfunctional and is not supposed to exist according to the program of man. In other words – it creates fat. In the same way light that wad supposed to be manifested as an emotion and was rejected, deteriorates in its frequency and becomes a physical matter that is again manifested as fat.

Thus, there is a sustainment of the process in which the rejection of light (either by society, or by the unconsciousness of man) moves it to exist in lower energetic levels (characterized by forces of absorption and destruction instead of creation) than the ones in which it is supposed to be. Thus the reversed alchemy through which light goes, builds a physical body that is growing by the superfluous layers that are added to it, and the result is overweight. Man continues to be created, but the structure it creates is chaotic, unbalanced and distorted. The light that tried to get out of darkness in order to execute the creation program inside it, is left in the level of physical body as an unrealized potential.

The relationship between food and obesity in alchemical view:

In its unstopping efforts to raise the frequencies of light that collapsed to darkness, man is looking for external energy that will assist him in achieving that. This energy exists in the world as manifestations of spiritual entities to which man calls God, cosmos, Shiva, etc. However, because he hesitates to place full trust in them he prefers to receive energy from earthly sources, and food is the most available source that man consumes in order to enable the light in him to escape from the pull of the darkness. But because the food is consumed by a man whose energetic structure is characterized by absorption forces in the first place, it too goes through reversed alchemy processes. The food structure turns chaotic and his energy is absorbed to areas whose frequency is too low and which are continuing to grow as a physical body. That’s why food can, and does, cause overweight.

Narrowing the amounts of food and its composition by diet admittedly brings about reduction in the sizes of physical body, because it reduces the absorption forces by denying energy from them, thereby allowing more light to come out, mainly from the unproportionally created body. Yet, the rise of light raises also the fear of new rejection of it, and this fear turns to a gravitational force that prevents the light from getting out. Moreover – it brings about collapse of additional light that succeeded to escape. The result is that diet even strengthens the absorption forces and the reverse alchemy processes, and when man stops the diet and returns to eat as usual, his body gains weight even more. Thus, the more man experiences additional diets, the lower are his chances to reduce his weight, because his structure becomes more and more energetically absorbing and the reverse alchemy processes in him become stronger and stronger. The result is increasing fattening.

Alchemical weight loss – transduction of physical material:

According to the alchemical perspective weight loss is a process in which the light that collapsed and turned into redundant physical material, is rising again in its frequencies and reaches the energetic levels that are right for it. The result of reducing weight in this way is emergence of new parts in the person, in his emotional, mental and spiritual world, as well as his physical body. This weight reduction process creates an alchemy of low material into a new person, more complexed and of a higher energetic frequency existence.

From a person with an exaggerated mass of low frequency material, which looks like physical material, it turns into a more developed entity with creation forces and creation intentions, instead of destruction forces, including the destruction of self. This process is bringing the person to a route of energetic transduction, gives hope to his life, gives him back his connection to self, enables him to feel capable to realize his wishes, gives him the ability to distinguish between good and bad in his life, and mostly enables him to feel connected to an entity bigger than himself. Thereby this process fixes the feeling of existential loneliness that characterizes men’s life. This is a very different way from the way of an ordinary diet in which the person tries to get rid of parts of himself, and thereby strengthen the self blame, desperation, anger, and feeling of alienation.

The way to alchemical transduction of body weight:

In order to start the alchemical process that is necessary for the reduction of weight it is first needed to stop the continuation of the reversed alchemy processes inside us. These processes do not allow us to grow and they turn our potential to physical material.

These processes, in essence, are light that does not succeed to approach consciousness and therefore decreases in its frequencies, and thus the most important elementary tool to stop them is drawing attention to these processes by awareness to the fact of their existence. Such awareness enables the person a feeling of control that he didn’t have beforehand, when he felt helpless against his arbitrarily changing weight without knowing why, and how to prevent it. The feeling of control provides him also an ability to choose between life without self realization that is characterized by the familiar suffering, including excessive fattening, and a life in which he struggles to free the light in him and creates himself and his environment and obtains a balanced body, among others. This article consists as one such a tool of drawing awareness to these processes.

Freeing the light also requires getting over the fear from rejection and fear from change. Those fears are embedded in the nervous system and getting over it requires techniques that overpass that system. Such techniques come from varies domains of treatment, including EMDR, Kinesiology, and others. More techniques need to be developed and it requires a cooperation of researchers and therapists. Treating overweight is much more then controlling nutrition. It is a project of spiritual development of private man and humanity. That is an interesting point of view. Wouldn’t you say?

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Is Racquetball Good For Weight Loss?

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The only way to maintain a healthy weight is to burn more calories than we take in. Although the evidence clearly supports this fact, it doesn’t stop us from searching for shortcuts. Superfoods, fad diets, and fat-burning pills promise real and lasting results that never seem to materialize. It is no wonder that Americans are tipping the scales in the wrong direction. At last count, one-third of Americans are obese while two-thirds are overweight.

Exercise Is The Answer

As we mentioned at the outset, expending more calories than you consume is the only way to win the battle of the bulge. The problem, however, is that only a small portion of the U.S. population is physically active enough to operate at a net caloric deficit on a regular basis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only about 20 percent of American adults get the recommended 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week.

Why Racquetball Works

While it true that any aerobic exercise can help you sweat off the pounds, racquetball is one of the very best for a number of simple reasons. First and most important, it’s fun! We cannot overstate the importance of finding an exercise routine that is challenging and enjoyable. Far too many adults skip their daily workout because it’s just plain boring. At the end of the day, the promise of a slimmer waistline is not enough to get you to do something you don’t want to do. You must find an activity that makes you want to hit the gym. Racquetball is that exercise.

The Benefits

A fast-paced sport that can be played alone or with friends, inside or outdoors, racquetball checks all the boxes when it comes to a fun, exciting, versatile activity. It also doesn’t hurt that the game works wonders for your waistline. According to the experts, it is possible to burn over 700 calories an hour playing the game — depending on your weight and intensity level. That’s more than tennis, basketball, weight training, and most forms of aerobics.

Getting Started

If you’re looking for a place to play, check out your local health club. With over 5 million regular players in the U.S., it shouldn’t be hard for you to find a court in your area. Depending on the facility, they may even let you borrow a racquet and balls. As for the rules of the game, they are fairly simple and straightforward and can often be learned in only a few sessions.

How Often To Play

If weight loss is your goal, you should play for an hour, three times a week. Because hitting the ball to yourself for 180 minutes a week would be boring, we strongly suggest that you play with a friend. If you can find a partner of the same ability/experience level, fantastic. But you can also benefit if your partner is much better than you because you will be forced to push yourself to the limits, burning a lot of extra calories in the process.

Racquetball is an exciting sport that can help you lose weight and improve your overall fitness while having a lot of fun.

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The Keto Diet and Weight Loss

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If you have had a desire to shed some extra pounds, then perhaps you could have come across ketogenic diet, which is popularly known as Keto diet. It is a popular weight loss plan that promises significant weight loss in a short time.

But far from what most people believe it to be, the diet is not a magical tool for weight loss. Just like any other diet, it takes time, requires a lot of adjustment and tracking to see results.

What is the Keto diet?

The keto diet is aimed at putting your body in Ketosis. This diet plan is usually low carb with high intake of healthy fats, vegetables and sufficient proteins. In the this diet, there is also an emphasis on avoiding highly processed foods and sugars.

There are several types of Keto diets: standard ketogenic, cyclical, targeted and the high-protein diets. The difference in them depends on the carb intake. The standard ketogenic diet is low carb, high fat and adequate protein is the most recommended.

Is the Keto Diet Safe?

Most critics of the Keto diet say that it is not safe because of the emphasis on consuming high fat content. This is guided by the misconception that fats are bad for you. On the contrary, healthy fats are actually very good for you.

With this diet, you get lots of fats from healthy sources like avocado, nuts, fish, butter, eggs, coconut oil, palm oil, seeds like chia and red meat.

How Does the Keto Diet Aid in Weight Loss?

So how does the keto diet really work and help your body lose excess pounds? When on a high carb diet, your body uses glucose from carbohydrates and sugars to fuel body activities. When on a ketogenic diet, you supply the body with minimal amounts of carbs and sugars.

With reduced sugar and carbs supply, the glucose levels in the body are depleted causing the body to look for alternative energy sources. The body therefore turns to stored fats for energy which is why the Keto diet leads to weight loss.

This condition where your body burns fats for energy other than carbs is called ketosis. When your body goes into ketosis, it produced ketones as the fuel source rather than depending on glucose. Ketones and glucose are the only two power sources that fuel the brain.

Benefits of Ketosis and the Keto diet

Besides just aiding in weight loss, putting the body in ketosis comes with other health benefits too. Here are some of them:

  • Enhanced mental clarity
  • Improved physical energy
  • Steady blood sugar levels which makes it a good remedy for epilepsy and diabetes
  • Improved and enhanced skin tones
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Hormone regulation especially in women

The Ketogenic diet is one of the best diets you can follow for weight loss and to enhance your overall health. The diet can also be used for children who are overweight. There are numerous studies that support the diet showing significant results especially when coupled with exe

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A Guide to Major Weight Loss Medication

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If you are curious about losing weight, you may wish to read more about Saxenda. Saxenda is one of the latest FDA verified medication related to weight maintenance. Although it is not suited for every individual but still it will give exceptional results for many people to maintaining a good weight, according to the recent research. You can compare Saxenda prices and other health supplement prices on any famous price compare website if you are shopping online. But it is wise to prefer a local comparison website first to avail the maximum benefits.

What is Saxenda?

So let’s discuss what actually Saxenda is. Well, it is not more than a medical treatment that assists your body to feel full immediately after you eat.It may assist you to eat less. This product comes in a pre-filled pen that is injected into your body once a day. If you take it, you will work together with your weight consultant to reach the right dose, up to 3 milligram.

Saxenda can be used by the patients who are fat and those who have weight specific medical problems like type 2 diabetes, high BP or high cholesterol. Patients who take it must also be aware of lifestyle changes including healthy food and exercise program.

Who Should Avoid Saxenda?

Some patients should not use Saxenda including pregnant women, patients who have any prior issues to liraglutide or any of related elements and those who have a multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type2 or personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma.

Persons who are already using GLP type1 receptor agonist or any type of insulin should also avoid from these supplements.

How Much Weight you can lose?

It is not easy to estimate the exact amount of weight you can lose with the help of Saxenda. The weight loss result will depend on various other things such as the amount of dose and its related exercise program. However, you can take an idea from the recent studies which will show you how much weight was decreased by other users taking this medication.

In medical experiments, individuals who took Saxenda lost more weight in comparison with the people who used a placebo. For instance, if your current weight is 110 KG and you take Saxenda, you follow to a low-calorie food and exercise daily on the consistent basis, then you would possibly lose at least 5 KG or more.

But remember, you would need to follow healthy lifestyle consistently to keep the weight according to your desire.

Side Effects of Saxenda

Every medication has some sort of side effects and same goes for Saxenda. The most observed side effects are related to nausea, diarrhea, headache, low blood pressure, constipation, low appetite, vomiting, fatigue, dyspepsia, and abdominal pain.

Moreover, some individuals who used Saxenda complained serious side effects such as pancreatitis, renal impairment, gallbladder disease, and suicidal thoughts, etc. Not only this, this product can also cause various heart problems if you use it regularly.

What about Saxenda Price?

Initially, weight loss medication Saxenda price was limited to $25 to $30 per day. However, the total final price has not been calculated. While the approximated cost seems expensive, the entire treatment may be considered by your selected insurance company. Every insurance group has its own terms and cost estimations, so no matter which insurance group you choose, don’t forget to compare prices to save extra at a recognised price compare website.

Plans can vary, so always check with your selected insurance company to avail the right information. On the other hand, make sure that you consult it with your physician about the time period that will require to completing the process so you can estimate the actual cost in future.

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White Willow Bark – The Critical Weight Loss (Diet) Assistant

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Hippocrates was possibly the first person to record the benefits of white willow bark. He did so in the Fifth century BC. In 1828 a French pharmacist, Henri Leroux and an Italian chemist, Raffaele Piria, we able to isolate a compound in the grayish brown bark from the white willow tree (Salix alba) known as salicin. Since then, salicylic acid, an active derivative of salicin has been further separated out and has found a home as one of the primary ingredients in aspirin.

In an effort to get bigger, better, faster, the body building industry popularized the concept of “stacking” or combining certain ingredients to take advantage of their synergistic effect. Synergy occurs whenever ingredients are combined and the specific combination of those ingredients provides a greater benefit than the individual benefits that could be realized if each of those ingredients were taken independent of each other.

For decades, the ECA stack reigned supreme for its popularity in the body building industry. This was a “stack” that combined Ephedra, Caffeine and Aspirin. Although the ratio of this combination varied, 25 milligrams of ephedra was commonly combined with 200 milligrams of Caffeine and 325 milligrams of Aspirin. Unfortunately, this combination became extremely hard to put together when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the sale of all dietary supplements containing ephedra on February 6th, 2004. Despite numerous studies demonstrating the safety of ephedra in controlled doses, the FDA would not budge on their finding that ephedra posed an “unreasonable risk of illness or injury.” On August 17th, 2006, after being challenged in a federal appeals court, the FDA upheld the ephedra ban with a 133,000 page report citing 19,000 individual adverse reactions. In the wake of this dilemma, ephedra alternatives were quickly located to combine with caffeine and aspirin.

Conceptually, the ECA stack effectively assists with weight loss and energy gain. Certain stimulants, such as ephedra are known to be “beta agonists”, meaning they function as keys on a certain gene in the body (by targeting the “beta-2 adrenergic receptor” or “ADRB2”) to unlock a genetic response. Three responses that are believed to be unlocked are increased levels of norepinephrine, increased levels of epinephrine and increased levels of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP).

Norepinephrine and epinephrine are quite similar. Both are common neurotransmitters in the brain that also function as hormones in the body. As norepinephrine levels and cAMP levels increase, heart rate increases and the release of glucose is triggered from stored energy in the body. When taken in a stack with caffeine and aspirin, this chain of events increases blood flow to muscle tissue and increases body temperature, creating a thermogenic effect on the body. It is also believed that during this process, the body begins burning white adipose fat tissue, appetite becomes suppressed, and fatigue is reduced as energy levels increase.

When a stack of stimulants and aspirin (or white willow bark) enter the body, a little light goes off (not literally) telling the body that it was just stimulated as the metabolism begins increasing. In response, the body begins producing phosphodiesterase inside your cells and prostaglandins outside your body’s cells. Both of these reactions lower cAMP levels, slowing the metabolism boost from the ECA stack.

Caffeine prevents cAMP levels from decreasing by blocking the production of phosphodiesterase inside cells, while further increasing the body’s production of epinephrine, which again helps raise cAMP levels. Aspirin (or white willow bark) prevents cAMP levels from decreasing by blocking the production of prostaglandins outside the body’s cells. Through these specific actions of caffeine and aspirin (or white willow bark), thermogenesis is sustained for longer periods of time while the metabolism is held at a higher rate, allowing the body to burn more calories longer.

Taking this combination of ingredients prior to exercise should also help with a better work out, as the body will not get fatigued as quickly and muscles will recover and feel fresh faster. All that being said, please remember that your body is not designed to burn stored fat as fuel, if you are eating more calories each day than your body is burning as fuel. Taking a dietary supplement may help your body burn more calories, but do not expect dramatic, long-term changes in your body shape without also making lifestyle changes to your eating and exercise habits.

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Can Rapid Weight Loss Cause Back Pain?

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It is well-established that being overweight or obese increases one’s chance of experiencing lower back pain. With that in mind, it makes sense to view weight loss as a back pain treatment. Rapid weight loss, however, can cause back pain in a number of ways.

Malnutrition

Rapid weight loss diets often revolve around the principle of ketosis, where the body burns its fat due to a decrease in the supply of sugars it receives to burn. Low-carbohydrate diets fall into this category. When cutting out grains and fruits, you will miss out on some of the nutrients you usually receive. The whole body is affected by malnutrition; muscles will not be able to function properly and may spasm or weaken, causing them to become easily strained.

If your diet restricts certain food groups, you should be taking supplements to ensure your body is getting the nutrients it needs. Look for diets like Ideal Protein that take measures to compensate for nutrient loss.

Dehydration

Low-carbohydrate diets like Atkins and Zone are diuretic diets; they increase water loss to drop weight quickly. If uninformed or uninstructed, it is easy to become dehydrated while following one of these diets.

The body is made up of about 70% water. Spinal discs rely on water to maintain height and their ability to absorb shock. Dehydration reduces the fluids available to spinal discs, which could lead to speedy disc degeneration, bulging or herniation. Muscles also need fluids in order to receive and absorb electrolytes. When dehydrated, muscles begin to cramp.

If you want to follow a low-carb diet, make sure your plan involves instructions on water intake.

Loss Of Muscle Tone

Some people pursuing rapid weight loss plans with low-caloric intake are instructed to avoid strenuous activities such as exercise for a while, since the body is adjusting to less fuel. Being sedentary can cause rapid loss of muscle tone. The muscles of the lower back and abdomen are meant to work together to support the upper body and the spine’s alignment. As these muscles soften, posture may suffer. Various muscles throughout the back, neck and shoulders become sore and strained due to bad posture.

Over-Exercising

Some people’s weight loss plans involve high-intensity, regular exercise to help burn fat. If you’re taking in less calories and burning more of them, you may be putting your health at risk.

Your body needs calories for energy and repair. If you’re working your muscles extra hard and giving them less fuel to work with, you’re more susceptible to strains. Also, not resting long enough for muscles to heal is a cause of back pain among dieters. Intense workouts should not be done on a daily basis.

Gallstones

Though an exact reason for this is not know, diets that are very low in fat and/or calories can disrupt the functioning of the gallbladder. This organ assists the liver in the digestion of fats. It is thought that a limited supply of fat prevents the gallbladder from contracting and releasing its bile regularly, which could lead to the development of stones as substances in the bile stagnate and harden.

Gallstones and bile retention cause the gallbladder to inflame. Since it is located in close approximation to the muscles of the lower back and abdomen on the right side, inflammation of the organ can cause radiating pain in the back and stomach.

Warning: If Weight Loss is Unexplained

If you are losing weight without dieting and have back pain, this could be a sign of a serious medical condition. Cancerous spinal tumors can cause weight loss, changes in appetite, fatigue, back pain, vomiting, fever and/or neurological problems. If you are losing weight unexpectedly, seek medical attention.

For some people, losing weight quickly is a necessity. For others, it is a choice. Achieving a healthy weight is a goal that should be pursued for the good of your back and for your quality and length of life. Be wary of crash diets. Seek out plans that pay attention to nutritional requirements and hydration. If you experience back pain on a rapid weight loss diet, it could be a sign that your body is either not getting what it needs or that you are working out too hard.

Don’t let back pain get in the way of your weight loss goal. Picking the right diet will ensure you are quickly and safely losing weight. If possible, consult with a trusted health professional about your dieting plan.

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Am I a Suitable Candidate for Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery?

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It is easy to gain a few pounds, however, losing weight is much more difficult. Obese individuals can relate to the difficulty and restriction they face. Excess weight causes limitation in mobility, flexibility and obstacles in performing everyday tasks. Being obese can have a damaging effect on the body and cause health complications and ailments like diabetes, hypertension, etc.

You must have had uncountable discussions on ways to lose weight, tried numerous diet and exercise regimes and yet not been successful in losing the weight. This whole ordeal can be disappointing and upsetting. As a solution, you may have even been suggested to undergo weight loss surgery. But, how would you know which surgery to choose or which surgery is best suited for you? Is gastric sleeve surgery as beneficial as it claims to be? This article should be able to help you answer those questions. Firstly, let’s answer the question, what exactly is a weight loss surgery?

What is weight loss surgery?

As the name suggests, the surgical intervention which aids an individual to lose weight by changing the physiology of the body or making modifications to the digestive system is termed as weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery helps lose weight and reduces the risk of obesity-related medical problems. Depending upon the procedure of the surgery, there are several weight loss procedures. Bariatric surgery or metabolic surgery alters the digestive system to help you lose weight by limiting how much you can consume or by decreasing nutrient absorption or both. In order to achieve weight loss, different types of bariatric surgery work in different ways. In general, they are defined as either restrictive or malabsorptive in nature. Metabolic surgery or weight loss surgery are of several types depending on how they change the physiology of the body. Gastric bypass surgery is a gold standard for individuals who are morbidly obese while gastric sleeve surgery is slowing gaining popularity with its effectiveness and lesser complexities involved.

What is gastric sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a minimally invasive procedure to reduce the stomach size, which is now the most common weight loss surgery in India. Gastric sleeve surgery is recognized to dramatically improve the quality of life and health of the individual. Since the start of this century, gastric sleeve surgery has become more common as a primary bariatric treatment because this method is clinically safer and comparatively quicker than other bariatric procedures, showing a low complication rate, a mean weight loss comparable to other surgical techniques and a significant reduction in co-morbidity. In a gastric sleeve surgery, the stomach is roughly cut to the size of a banana or the shape of a sleeve and stapled off. The stomach pouch left behind is relatively smaller to the original size of the stomach. With the advancement in surgical technology, this procedure can now be done minimally invasively to minimize scarring and ensure quicker recovery.

Is gastric sleeve surgery for me?

Have you tried every diet there is, and yet failed to lose any significant weight? Are you suffering from type 2 diabetes or difficulty in mobility or chronic joint pain associated with weight or hypertension? Do you find it difficult to follow a diet or to control your appetite? Have you tried natural weight loss programs, and yet were dissatisfied with the results?

If you have answered yes to any of those questions, then that makes you an ideal candidate for gastric sleeve surgery. Some of the definite ways to know whether you are a candidate for gastric sleeve surgery are as follows:

  • Gastric sleeve surgery is highly recommended procedure for those individuals who wish to lose weight drastically but find it extremely difficult to follow diet and exercise regimes owing to erratic lifestyle and eating habits.
  • The general medical criteria to be eligible for gastric sleeve surgery is if you have a BMI of 35 or higher and/or suffer from co-morbidities like sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.
  • Individuals who have had abdominal surgeries in the past and have scarring because of it, can opt for this procedure as it only works on the upper portion of the stomach area and less concerned with the abdominal scarring.
  • If you are amongst the high-risk patient group, i.e. if you have any previous history of heart disease or lung problem or had a transplant procedure in the past, then this surgery is considered as it involves shorter down time and faster recovery.
  • If you are morbidly obese, i.e. BMI of 40 or higher, you are considered are candidate for gastric sleeve surgery as it is easier to separate a portion of the stomach to ensure weight loss, rather than adding a band or re-routing the GI tract to lose weight. Excess fat limits the space in the abdomen to for the surgeon to work any other procedure.
  • As gastric sleeve surgery is a restrictive procedure and not a malabsorptive procedure, it is ideal for patients who are under multiple medications to treat psychiatric ailments or any other concerns.

If you fit any of the above-mentioned criteria, then gastric sleeve surgery is suitable for you. These are the general criteria to determine candidacy for undergoing the procedure. Gastric sleeve surgery has benefitted many patients to lose weight and rid themselves of obesity-related diseases. However, we suggest you also approach a doctor or bariatric surgeon who will evaluate your complete health and provide you with the best treatment option.

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Can Lemon Juice Substitute Lime Juice For Weight Loss?

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Some people are wondering if lime juice can be substituted for lemon juice for weight loss and vice versa. The answer would be yes. Any fruit which consist of citrus acid in it can be substituted with each other such as lemon, grapefruit, lime and others. Both lemon and lime juice can provide acidic elements and some zest to your recipes when baking and cooking. If you don’t have one of them then it is alright to substitute with the other.

Why Use Lemon Juice for Weight Loss

There are already several claims about the success of this diet. In order to effectively lose weight, you can squeeze a lemon in the warm water every morning. Some people are wondering whether these claims are actually real. Well, it seems that it is a fact due to the evidence gathered on the effectiveness of lemons in regulating the absorption of sugar in the body as well as in improving your digestion. Aside from this, it has also vitamin C which is a very important element for those who are serious about their weight loss. This is because the body will absorb more calcium into the fat cells which can help in losing weight.

How Does Lemon Juice for Weight Loss Works

Actually, it is quite surprising how juice of the lemon can be very effective in sugar absorption as well as in regulating metabolism and as a result helps you in losing your extra weight. The secret is hidden behind the acidity content of the lemon. Lemon juice is full of citric acid. That is why, if you take a glass of lemon juice with warm water at the start of the morning, you can achieve a healthy natural digestion in your stomach. The citric acid in the lemon will interact with enzymes and the other acids in your digestive system so that you can have a worry free and healthy digestion.

Lemon juice for weight loss can lower your absorption of sugar. According to studies, it just takes a little lemon and you can already lower your absorption of sugar. This is due to the high content to acid in lemon. Aside from the lemon juice, you can also eat the lemon peels. The peels contain pectin which can help in losing weight because it will form a gel substance in your stomach and helps in the sugar absorption of the food that you eat.

According to the research done at Arizona State University, those people who are eating foods which are full of vitamins such as lemon, lime, oranges, kiwi fruit and grapes are less likely to gain more weight compared to those who have low intake of vitamin C. Aside from having a healthy digestive system, it can also help in absorbing more calcium from the foods that you eat and the calcium will be stored in the fat cells. The more calcium you have in your fat cells, the more you will burn fat. So, this is another benefit from lemon juice for weight loss.

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NAD For Weight Loss

Jul 13 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Our body is a magical mystery maze of chemical reactions governed by dictations from our DNA and yes – the daily choices we make.

We all understand our food choices and exercise impact our body fat levels, but we also need to understand more about our inner chemistry. As we have all learned the hard way – fat loss is NOT as simple as calories in and calories out!

By focusing on manipulating the edicts from our DNA – we can influence our chemistry to work with us, in our fat loss endeavors – not against us.

Our Goal: Taking the mayhem and cacophony that happens with daily living – and orchestrating our chemistry into a beautiful symphony.

We have all felt there are saboteurs lurking to spoil our fat loss efforts – it is true.

Here, we are going to talk about a big one – losing NAD.

Bottom line: NAD allows sugars, fats, and proteins to be converted into energy

Research on NAD for fat loss centers around the various building blocks of NAD, most importantly vitamin B3. Milk is a good source of B3. Don’t just go and pop B3 supplements – there are various forms of B3. B3 in larger doses can cause side effects, even though it is a water soluble vitamin, and too much of the wrong form of B3 can be counter productive in the efforts to boost NAD.

NAD ( = nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is in every cell of the body and an absolute necessity for mitochondrial function – those power houses, or energy producers in our cells.

NAD decreases with age, but researchers agree NAD is #1 in the anti-aging process – as it dictates to turn off those genes that contribute to the aging process.

How do we lose NAD?

  1. Aging… a normal process of aging, is the dissipation of NAD – unless we step in a consciously set out to raise our NAD levels.
  2. Alcohol – also a major culprit in every aspect of aging ( no the resveratrol in red wine is minimal, and we cannot rationalize more wine to get more resveratrol)
  3. DNA alterations from lifestyle, medications… again unless we step in and consciously protect our DNA
  4. Lack of exercise – sedentary lifestyle – sitting is the new smoking
  5. Certain foods can decrease our levels over time – but certain foods can help increase our levels.

Sirtuins

Sirtuins (AKA longevity genes) are a group of 7 proteins that play a role in aging by regulating cellular health. Sirtuins must have a good supply of NAD. Sirtuins control DNA expression and aging, manage all things cellular… alas… if NAD levels are declining… so is cellular efficiency & productivity.

Fasting – often used as an effective tool in fat loss – maybe this is one of the reasons why: Fasting has been shown to increase NAD – which activates Sirtuins.

There is great hope in sirtuins research with cancer, metabolic issues, glucose metabolism, HIV & neurodegenerative disorders.

Clinically healthy yet obese people have shown to have lower NAD/Sirtuin levels in studies. Calorie restriction has shown to increase these levels, and to decrease oxidative stress (look at my many article on OS).

The Sirtfood Diet

Yes – there is a Sirtfood diet. It is also affectionately referred to as “hacking the skinny gene diet”.

Sorry – I am not voting for it, as good as it sounds in theory.

The sirtfood diet combines calorie restriction and “Sirtfoods”. I have no problem with the SIrtfoods (except for the red wine) because they are great foods for us to eat for many reasons: walnuts, olive oil, blueberries, coffee, turmeric…

Why do I put huge faith in the Sirtfood diet?

To eat enough of these foods to activate Sirtuin activity, well that would not at all be consistent with the calorie restriction aspect of the diet.

I am a big supporter of intermittent fasting for most people – if their physician agrees the person is a candidate for intermittent fasting. However a few things to keep in mind about calorie restriction, which is NOT intermittent fasting.

  • When your body is calorie restricted, it uses up its emergency energy stores, or glycogen, also burning fat and muscle… never good to sacrifice muscle – the definition of biting your nose to spite your face!
  • Glycogen usage releases the water it used for storage. This is “water weight.”
  • In the first week of extreme calorie restriction, only about one-third of the weight loss comes from fat, while the rest comes from water, muscle and glycogen,
  • As soon as your calorie intake increases, your body replenishes its glycogen stores, and the weight comes right back.How miserable and de-motivating.
  • body will often lower it’s metabolic rate, which nobody wants- making it easier to gain weight in the future.

Yes. – we need to support our NAD production. NAD is a necessity for life. IV NAD infusions have been successfully used for a number of years now by athletes to increase performance & recovery naturally, people for anti aging, opioid & alcohol addictions, depression & anxiety, energy, PTSD, chronic fatigue, DNA repair and neurodegenerative disorders. Finding more ways to increase NAD and lower oxidative stress – are the true keys to living a proactive, healthy lifestyle.

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Weight Loss

Jul 13 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Is Derek Wahler’s Belly Fat Shrinking Signal a good book?

Fat Shrinking Signal is a 21-day sequential home-based slimming program that uses natural methods to help you get rid of extra bodyweight as well as tone your muscles. The program is a creation of Derek Wahler who claims to be a Certified Turbulence Trainer and a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Derek refers to himself as the “weight loss whisperer” and claims to overcome the challenges of traditional diet and exercise routines to help people lose weight. He created this simple follow along body shaping program based on science to help people of all ages and physical conditions successfully shrink body fat.

How does Fat Shrinking Signal Work?

This fat shrinking program targets all angles of your body so that you can tone and trim every inch without the boring effects associated with the same everyday workout routines. Its full body burn sequence sends fat burning signals to the brain through unique complete body movements to release trapped fat in the body. Fat Shrinking Signal relies on the effects of leptin to assist in weight loss. Leptin is a body hormone linked to weight loss and feelings of satiety, it lets you know when you are full and to stop eating.

When the brain does not receive leptin signals, it thinks that the body is starving and thus can never tell when you are full. As a result, you end up having too much storage fat as a result of the food you eat. Bearing this in mind, this program works to counter the problem of leptin level plummet and turn your body into a fat-burning system.

What is Included in the Fat Shrinking Signal Package?

The Fat Shrinking Signal program is based on performing certain exercises, in a particular manner, sequence and intensity for various body parts. It may take a while to master the exercise sequence, but once you do, it should take just about ten minute to complete. The essence of the system is targeted “slimming sequence” that includes four steps:

Body Slimming Burst #1 – The program begins to burn fat immediately with the first step that activates your “Fat Shrinking Signal” that flushes out trapped body fat so that you look and feel slimmer almost immediately. It is asserted that using the Fat Shrinking technique is like performing rapid liposuction, only that without the dangerous side effects or health risks. Therefore, you should be prepared for the psychological shift that comes with it.

Body Shaping Burst #2- This step releases fat-burning signals to your brain so that it instantly releases the trapped fat around the heart, arms, belly and thighs. It features unique body movements that shape the troublesome areas and melt fat away. This step is also known as the “Shock Your System”, it will activate five “shock points” concurrently, to firm and shape common body trouble spots.

Body Sculpting Burst #3 – This is a tightening and toning routine that includes a 40-second tummy slimming movement. It also activates anti-aging enzymes to get you looking years younger and releases the breakdown of fat in your body through the 10-minute “Fire Cracker” method.

Body Shredding Burst #4 – This fourth and final approach activates your metabolism, ignites calorie burning and lowers blood pressure. This means you are able to lose double, or even triple the fat because of the metabolism activation and become slimmer and more toned without adding extra sets or minutes to your workout

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