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Cut Fat

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 under nutrition | No Comment

One of the best ways to cut fat retention is by eating seaweed. I know that sounds gross. I grew up by the ocean and the thought is a little hard to imagine.

However Annie Chun has a product called Sesame Seaweed Snacks that sells for a less than three dollars that delivers 35% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin a and 8% vitamin c.

Seaweed contains alginate which has been shown to reduce the bodies ability to absorb fat by almost 75%.  Sounds good to me and for the price definitely worth a try.

Less Belly Fat

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 under nutrition | No Comment

In addition to helping you lose weight and reduce your midsection vitamin D also does the following.

Did you know that taking 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily can reduce your risk of developing all cancers by 70%.  Isn’t that amazing? It will also reduce your risk of upper respiratory infections by 90%, arthritis 42%, multiple sclerosis by 40% and type 2 diabetes by up to 33%.

These statistics are from among others the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Vitamin D is a nutrient that once in the bloodstream is activated by the kidneys and turned into a hormone. This hormone level will be low if you do not have enough circulating vitamin D. Why is this critical? Because this hormone controls the the growth of cells.

Not only does this control fat cells, but cancer cells as well. This hormone tells fat cells to get smaller. Especially belly fat.

How exactly does vitamin D help belly fat?

It promotes fat metabolism

It drains fat cells

It will suppress your appetite

It will also increase muscle strength

Multiple studies have shown that the higher your levels of body fat, the lower your level of this circulating vitamin D.

Ask your doctor to test your levels. Be sure to ask for a “25-hydroxyvitamin D test”this test the circulating vitamin D not the active form.

Lotions

Posted on Apr 19, 2011 under nutrition | No Comment

Take a close look at the label of the lotion that you are using.If they contain the word paraben, such as butyl,-propyl, benzyl or methylparaben choose a healthy alternative instead. A 2004 study found parabens in breast tumors. Your skin is the biggest organ and absorbs these chemicals easily. Try a healthy alternative to lotion like spreading a thin coating of olive oil on your skin after a shower, this will lock in moisture. Your skin and your breast will thank you…..

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