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Ways to lose weight without dieting

Web MD has some useful tips on weighs (ways) to lose weight without dieting

Including:

Portion Control

Using a smaller plate

Green tea

Getting a good night sleep

Eating more vegetables

Having soup before a main meal

Choosing whole grains

Cutting back on sugar intake

Limiting alcohol intake

pausing between bites when eating

Splitting an entrée when eating out or have an appetizer as a main course

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Leaky GUT

Leaky Gut could be implicated as a primary contributor to asthma, food allergies, chronic sinusitis, eczema, rashes, migraine, irritable bowel, fungal disorders, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory joint disorders including rheumatoid arthritis. It also contributes to chronic fatigue, crohn’s, celiac,thyroiditis, ulcerative colitis and other autoimmune conditions. Conditions associated with leaky gut include malnutrition, intestinal infections, autism, steroid drug use, parasites, excessive use of antibiotics and yeast overgrowth.

 

There’s no miracle cure for treating leaky gut, but there are things you can do if you’re suffering from it that can help heal inflammation and restore the integrity of your gut lining.

An anti-inflammatory diet that eliminates refined sugars, dairy, gluten, alcohol and artificial sweeteners – some of the biggest offenders when it comes to inflammation – can be very helpful. Consuming lots of anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids in fish and nuts, and filling up on green leafy vegetables, high-fiber and fermented foods that help to promote the growth of good bacteria is also crucial.

A robust probiotic that contains large amounts of good bacteria can help heal a damaged intestinal lining by restoring balance in the gut flora.

Supplements like glutamine have been shown in some studies to help with intestinal injury after chemotherapy and radiation and may be beneficial in leaky gut.

Most people will notice improvement within 6 weeks, although it may take several months and even years to heal a damaged intestinal lining in extreme cases of leaky gut. Because we’re still learning about leaky gut, many of the treatment guidelines are drawn more from anecdotal observation than from rigorous scientific studies. But they’re sensible recommendations that can lead to improvements in your overall health, whether or not you have increased intestinal permeability.

Leaky gut is one of those diagnoses that bridges the gap between conventional and alternative medicine, between what we can see and touch and what we can feel in our bodies. I refuse to believe that the hundreds of patients I see in my office with unusual and seemingly unrelated complaints are crazy, or just stressed out.

I believe them when they say they feel like they’re being poisoned, or that they think there’s a connection between all their symptoms, even though they don’t know what it is. My hunch is that as our knowledge grows, the theories behind leaky gut will become the foundation for lots of diseases that are widely prevalent in our society, and millions of people will be in a better position to find relief from their suffering.

Drunk Joke

Recently on a routine police patrol parked outside a local neighborhood bar the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes with the officer quietly observing.

After what seemed an eternity and trying his keys on five different

vehicles, the man managed to find his own car which he fell into. He was

there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove

off.

Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off (it was a dry

night), flicked the hazard flasher on and off, tooted the horn, and then

switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed

a little, and then remained stationary for a few more minutes as more patrons left in their vehicles. At last he pulled out of the parking lot and started to drive slowly down the street.

The police officer, having patiently waited all this time, now started up

his patrol car, put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over

and carried out a breathalyzer test. To his amazement, the breathalyzer

indicated no evidence of the man having consumed alcohol at all!

Dumbfounded, the officer said, “I’ll have to ask you to accompany me to the

Police Station. This breathalyzer equipment must be broken.”

“I doubt it,” said the man, “Tonight, I’m the designated decoy.”

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Best and worst foods for belly Fat QUIZ

Here are the highlights of the Quiz

Belly fast is worse for you than fat elsewhere on your body

Fatty foods such as butter, cheese and fatty meats are not the biggest cause of belly fat. The biggest cause is overeating, and lack of exercise

Calories from alcohol are worse for belly fat than other calories-

Trans fats an move fat from other parts of your body to your belly ( not a good thing)

Green tea, blueberries and soy show promise for fighting belly fat

Fast foods can contribute to belly fat because they are high in fat, calorie dense, and large portions.

To help your waistline- you should eat a diet high in fiber ( like popcorn)

Men tend to collect more belly fat than women

Spot exercises does NOT target belly fat

Belly fat has been linked to heart disease, osteoporosis and dementia

The best plan for reducing belly fat is cutting calories and getting more physical activity