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10 Health Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Darrell Miller 1/21/19
Fish, fish oil may lower your heart attack risk Darrell Miller 1/21/19
This Drink Helps You Get Rid of Bloating & Belly Fat Naturally Darrell Miller 10/7/17
Turmeric is so hot RN! This is why you should stock up on the spice everyone is loving Darrell Miller 9/16/17
If you get less than 7 hours of sleep, this is what can happen to your belly fat Darrell Miller 7/21/17
AMAZING - This Smoothie Deflates Your Belly, Cleans The Colon And Will Make You Lose Weight!! Darrell Miller 7/10/17
Probiotics: Research Beyond the Belly...and to the Brain and Heart) Darrell Miller 6/13/17
50% of all colon cancer cases are preventable Darrell Miller 6/4/17
Fight Inflammation, Belly Fat And Disease with The 3 Day Soup Cleanse Darrell Miller 5/21/17
Boil This 2-Ingredient Raw Honey and Cinnamon Mixture to Shed Belly Fat Off Your Waistline! Darrell Miller 5/5/17
TWO CUPS OF THIS DRINK DAILY AND THESE 9 EXERCISES IS ALL YOU NEED TO GET A FLAT STOMACH!! Darrell Miller 4/29/17
These foods HARM your brain : beware Darrell Miller 4/26/17
HOW TO GET FLAT BELLY IN JUST 5 DAYS – Results Are Guaranteed! Darrell Miller 4/23/17
Drink This And You'll Lose 8 Pounds Of Belly Fat In Just 3 Days! Darrell Miller 4/7/17
How To Cure Obesity | Natural Remedies For Obesity Darrell Miller 3/17/17
Look How These Foods Will Help You GET A FLAT BELLY. Include Them In Your Diet!! Darrell Miller 3/3/17
THIS IS THE CORRECT WAY TO PREPARE BAKING SODA TO LOWER YOUR BELLY! Darrell Miller 2/21/17
Does eating fat make you fat? This physician says no Darrell Miller 11/9/16
The Liver Is A Very Imprtant Organ Darrell Miller 9/30/16
How DoesTurmeric Help Improve Your Health? Darrell Miller 3/22/12
Preventive Measures for Metabolic Syndrome/ Diabetes Darrell Miller 2/10/12
What are the Health Benefits of Vitamin K? Darrell Miller 2/19/11
Taurine - Essential or Non-Essential Amino Acid - You Decide? Darrell Miller 2/17/11
Hops And Good health Darrell Miller 9/20/09
How Important Is It To Have Proper Digestion Darrell Miller 7/9/08
Guys should forget the six-pack abs and just lose the beer belly. Darrell Miller 9/24/05



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10 Health Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
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Date: January 21, 2019 01:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Health Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acid, which can be found in supplements such as wild salmon oil, salmon itself, avocados, and various nuts has proven to be beneficial in a wide range of body systems.One of the lesser known uses is to aid in the severity and even prevention of mood disorder and mood disorder episodes. It is also very critical for heart and eye health. The most interesting aspect however is how it interacts with the endocrine system, where it aids in metabolic regulation and among other things, insulin intolerance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Omega-3s may have a significant role in prevention and treatment of a wide range mental health issues, including everything from depression to schizophrenia.
  • Omega-3s can benefit cardiac health and mitigate metabolic syndrome by moderating blood sugar, cholesterol, belly fat, blood pressure and other vital elements of health.
  • Omega-3s can also help promote skin, bone and joint health, and also help stave off age-related health problems.

"Research says that omega-3 fatty acids can improve one’s health on several levels."

Read more: https://dailywellnesspro.com/10-health-benefits-of-omega-3-fatty-acids/690/

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Fish, fish oil may lower your heart attack risk
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Date: January 21, 2019 01:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fish, fish oil may lower your heart attack risk

Omega 3 fatty acid, which can be found in supplements such as wild salmon oil, salmon itself, avocados, and various nuts has proven to be beneficial in a wide range of body systems.One of the lesser known uses is to aid in the severity and even prevention of mood disorder and mood disorder episodes. It is also very critical for heart and eye health. The most interesting aspect however is how it interacts with the endocrine system, where it aids in metabolic regulation and among other things, insulin intolerance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Omega-3s may have a significant role in prevention and treatment of a wide range mental health issues, including everything from depression to schizophrenia.
  • Omega-3s can benefit cardiac health and mitigate metabolic syndrome by moderating blood sugar, cholesterol, belly fat, blood pressure and other vital elements of health.
  • Omega-3s can also help promote skin, bone and joint health, and also help stave off age-related health problems.

"Research says that omega-3 fatty acids can improve one’s health on several levels."

Read more: https://dailywellnesspro.com/10-health-benefits-of-omega-3-fatty-acids/690/

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This Drink Helps You Get Rid of Bloating & Belly Fat Naturally
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Date: October 07, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This Drink Helps You Get Rid of Bloating & Belly Fat Naturally





Bloating can be painful or just very uncomfortable. Your clothes don't fit correctly when it's going on either. This can actually be embarrassing because of a button being left undone or something. This drink can help make it better. It can also help with excess Belly fat which is a very hard kind of fat to burn off. It might be good to add this yto your diet since Belly fat doesn't melt off even when you work out sometimes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcz2FGPpymY&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • So, what’s the best way to put them together without compromising any of their natural properties? A simple, delicious tea works wonders. Follow these steps to start taking advantage of this unusual
  • Boil one cup of water on the stove. After it comes to a steady boil, remove it from the heat and add one small slice of ginger. Cover it and allow it to steep for five minutes. Then, add the juice.
  • Remember these natural ingredients only work if they are added to a healthy diet free from junk food, soft drinks, an increased amount of sodium. Get plenty of exercise and consume at least two liters

"This combination can compliment a healthy diet to help you reach your goal."

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Turmeric is so hot RN! This is why you should stock up on the spice everyone is loving
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Date: September 16, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Turmeric is so hot RN! This is why you should stock up on the spice everyone is loving





The popularity of the spice turmeric is growing and for good reason. For one, turmeric is rich in antioxidants, which are beneficial for overall cardiac health. The orange colored root is also helpful in controlling blood sugar, which is helpful in preventing and managing diabetes. Furthermore, turmeric has antidepressant properties, which can boost your mood. A common way to incorporate turmeric into your diet is via ‘Golden Milk’, which is a combination of milk, turmeric powder, cinnamon, and black pepper.

Key Takeaways:

  • Turmeric can help reduce stress and anxiety because of it anti-depressant properties.
  • Can help activate brain functions that will help defer diseases such as alzheimers.
  • it is a belly flattening food that can help anyone easily loose weight

"Turmeric's antioxidant effect on blood vessels can help prevent blood clots, improve blood circulation and reduce cholesterol – all extremely beneficial to the body's overall cardiac function."

Read more: http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/turmeric-benefits-and-uses

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If you get less than 7 hours of sleep, this is what can happen to your belly fat
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Date: July 21, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: If you get less than 7 hours of sleep, this is what can happen to your Belly fat





When adult don’t get the recommended amount of sleep (7-8 hours), the body is out of balance, especially with a proper eating schedule. Sleep deprivation can lead to poor nutritional habits (i.e. eating convenience food at any hour of the day). This can lead to heart disease and diabetes. Getting enough sleep allows the body to reset and can help ward off many diseases. There are many techniques, such as hypnosis shown in the video, or limited screen time before bed, to relax and aide in the sleeping process.

[video mp4="https://www.healthnutnews.com/if-you-get-less-than-7-hours-of-sleep-this-is-what-can-happen-to-your-Belly-fat/"]

Key Takeaways:

  • Levels of endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), a chemical that makes foods pleasurable, were elevated when the participants were sleep deprived.
  • Another revealing study showed that one night of sleep deprivation led to impairments in insulin sensitivity similar to those caused by six months of eating a poor diet.
  • Insufficient sleep may also be a contributing factor in the recurrence of breast cancer and more aggressive forms of breast cancer among post-menopausal women

"Even willpower may not be enough to overcome lack of sleep’s not-so-subtle influence on your appetite, as sleep restriction is associated with activation of your endocannabinoid system — the same one activated by marijuana."

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AMAZING - This Smoothie Deflates Your Belly, Cleans The Colon And Will Make You Lose Weight!!
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Date: July 10, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: AMAZING - This Smoothie Deflates Your Belly, Cleans The Colon And Will Make You Lose Weight!!





This is a video about a smoothie that will deflate your stomach and help you lose weight. The video begins with a brief and simple explanation of the human digestive system and describes how food is broken down when consumed. The video then lists the ingredients and preparation method for the smoothie which includes oats, honey, papaya, and cinnamon mixed together in a blender and served cold. The video claims that this mixture will clean out the colon and help a person lose weight. It repeatedly uses the term "deflates the Belly"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_o9IbOkrfQ&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Our digestive system can be slow by holding onto foods that we eat
  • The drink she was talking about had a few ingredients that had to be prepared in a specific way in order to work correctly.
  • The drink can help your Belly not be so bloated.

"swollen Belly's are do to the food we carry and because of our slow digestive system."

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Probiotics: Research Beyond the Belly...and to the Brain and Heart)
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Date: June 13, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Probiotics: Research Beyond the Belly...and to the Brain and Heart)





Probiotics are a very successful thing. It is very popular among consumers and also among clinicians. The digestive tract is considered a main hub in our bodies. They have a long track record of digestive health and other positive things. Your digestive and immune health. The research on the links between probiotics and the heart is still in the very early stages. There are many factors to consider in this area. There is still much developing in this area.

Key Takeaways:

  • Though research on the ties linking probiotics with the heart and the head remains in its early stages, the notion that there’s a real “there” there is gaining traction
  • “The digestive tract is considered a main hub in our bodies and has an effect on almost every other vital bodily function—making it crucial that we keep it in balance,” Keller observes
  • While the gut-brain axis is an emerging focus of research, and while early results in mood and anxiety look promising, we’re still a long way from improving cognition and memory,” he says.

"The latest eye-opener: Not only do probiotics have a proven track record of promoting digestive and immune health; emerging findings associate some strains with marked improvements in cognition and cardiovascular wellness, to boot."

Read more: http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/brain-health/probiotics-research-beyond-bellyand-brain-and-heart

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50% of all colon cancer cases are preventable
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Date: June 04, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 50% of all colon cancer cases are preventable





Colorectal cancer is highly preventable, especially when you maintain beneficial levels of healthy bacteria in your intestines. Most colorectal cancer is due to poor diet, tobacco use or infections leading to formation of cancer cells. A diet high in fruits, vegetables and fiber while being low in processed or red meats can prevent cancer from forming. Exercising regularly and keeping your weight and belly fat accumulation low is also beneficial. Finally, limiting cancer causing alcohol and cutting out tobacco use will also keep your colon healthy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Including healthy things in a diet and maintaining an active lifestyle can help prevent colon cancer.
  • You should only get colonoscopies if you are over 50 and have an unhealthy lifestyle.
  • People who are overweight and eat out often have a higher chance of developing cancer.

"Colorectal cancer, which includes both cancers of the colon and rectum, is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S."

Read more: http://www.healthnutnews.com/50-colon-cancer-cases-preventable/

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Fight Inflammation, Belly Fat And Disease with The 3 Day Soup Cleanse
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Date: May 21, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fight Inflammation, Belly Fat And Disease with The 3 Day Soup Cleanse





People who have Belly fat are always trying to think of ways to get rid of it. They think exercising is the only way that will get rid of it permanently but they forget that what they put in their bodies has a lot do with it as well. This video provides different methods to help lessen Belly fat and other diseases with a soup cleanse. The soup is a broccoli detox soup and it helps to get rid of all the bad toxins that either your body has produced or from stuff you have put in your body. The video mentions how in just three days you should see results.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuYUibdlA6I&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Soup is a clean and healthy meal that acts as a detoxifier because it empties fats from the body.
  • Water hydrates the body and can eradicate any additional toxins.
  • Our main organs functions are boosted when eating the detoxifier that is soup.

"By detoxifying the organism you will boost the performance of your liver, gut, kidneys, lymphatic system, lungs and finally, skin."

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Boil This 2-Ingredient Raw Honey and Cinnamon Mixture to Shed Belly Fat Off Your Waistline!
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Date: May 05, 2017 04:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Boil This 2-Ingredient Raw Honey and Cinnamon Mixture to Shed Belly Fat Off Your Waistline!





Do you want to shrink the waist line? Many people do but find that it is a whole lot easier said than done. Or, maybe you're just not using the right techniques to trim that Belly fat and get the waist that makes you feel like a million bucks. All you need is this mixture and you can soon watch the pounds melt away. You probably have these two items in the pantry already, so it is time to get that weight gone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsdrCabkjps&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Boiling this honey and cinnamon mixture can instantly eliminate fat without the extreme dieting
  • All you have to do is consume drink in morning before cardio to help burn the fat
  • Drinking homemade recipe and performing the tabata exercise can help you lose the weight and keep it off

"The dream of numerous people, and especially women, is to be able to lose weight without being on a strict healthy diet."

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TWO CUPS OF THIS DRINK DAILY AND THESE 9 EXERCISES IS ALL YOU NEED TO GET A FLAT STOMACH!!
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Date: April 29, 2017 02:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: TWO CUPS OF THIS DRINK DAILY AND THESE 9 EXERCISES IS ALL YOU NEED TO GET A FLAT STOMACH!!





So many people want to flatten their stomach, but soon find that it is harder than they ever imagined it could be. It is true that it is difficult to lose fat from the stomach, but it is not impossible. If you know the right remedy, you can get a flat stomach that you love in no time. This drink and exercises are all that you need to make great strides in your desire for a flat stomach.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=665qdTOzvgg&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Orange juice, honey and apple cider mixed in a drink can help reduce Belly fat.
  • Apple Cider helps digestion and reduces the time fat stays in your stomach.
  • Research show half a grapefruit consumed before meals help reduce weight gain.

"A flat stomach is everyone’s desire, and it is not simple to achieve, as you need to exercise regularly, but you should also change the food you consume. Today, we are going to reveal the recipe of a remedy which will burn the abdominal fat accumulated in the abdominal area, and prevent gain weight again. It cleanses the body from all harmful toxins and waste, removes retained fluids, and boosts the function of the brain."

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These foods HARM your brain : beware
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Date: April 26, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: These foods HARM your brain : beware





There are foods that can harm both your memory and ability to learn. The biggest offender is fructose, not only can it harm your brain but it can cause insulin resistance and increase belly fat. Fruits contain fructose but are high in fiber and can be eaten in small amounts. Trans fats can cause harmful inflammation. Mercury found in some foods can cause memory loss. Wheat-based gluten products can be addictive and cause your brain to crave more, causing weight gain. Fortunately turmeric for fighting inflammation and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can counteract these damaging foods.

Read more: These foods HARM your brain : beware

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HOW TO GET FLAT BELLY IN JUST 5 DAYS – Results Are Guaranteed!
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Date: April 23, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: HOW TO GET FLAT Belly IN JUST 5 DAYS – Results Are Guaranteed!





People always wonder how you can get a flat tummy by working out or dieting. A flat tummy doesn't just come with workouts only but it comes with eating the proper things, like salads and such. Some people try to wear plastic wraps to make their stomach smaller but that doesn't not have long lasting affect. This video shows how different ways to really get a flat tummy. They have a list of things like the position when you eat matters and how slow or fast you eat as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXd5hSpy3sY&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Amanda Ursel and Nikki Vaterman worked together to create a plan for a flat Belly in 5 days.
  • If you cut out all juices and drinks other than water, it will help you get a flat Belly.
  • Probiotics reduce air in the intestines and improve digestion. This good bacteria is fond in yogurt.

"If you feel heavy and bloated, and worry how you will look in your new clothes especially purchased for an event, it’s the right time to devote on creating healthy food habits."

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Drink This And You'll Lose 8 Pounds Of Belly Fat In Just 3 Days!
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Date: April 07, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Drink This And You'll Lose 8 Pounds Of Belly Fat In Just 3 Days!





Going to the gym can help shape your abdominal region but what you eat contributes to 90 percent of the appearance of your abs. There is an easily prepared fat burning drink that if drank daily, can decrease Belly far and reshape abdominal muscles. The drink consists of bunched parsley, a juiced lemon and water blended together. Results are visible in 2-3 days. The parsley is packed with nutrients that are easy to digest while the lemon has fat burning properties. It should be drank on an empty stomach for five days , take a ten day break then repeat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dee_Zw89_pU&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Drinking a mixture of parsley and lemon juice can help in weight reduction.
  • Parsley aids in your digestive health while lemon burns fat.
  • Drinking parsley and lemon water for 5 days can help in weight reduction.

"Drinking freshly-brewed cold green tea will significantly improve your digestion and reduce Belly fat."

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How To Cure Obesity | Natural Remedies For Obesity
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Date: March 17, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How To Cure Obesity | Natural Remedies For Obesity





Would you believe that more than 1/3 of all adults in the US suffer from obesity? With this condition comes an influx of health concerns and problems, from an increased risk of heart disease to breathing problems like COPD. But now, if you are one of the people suffering from obesity, you can fight back. There are many natural remedies that may very well help you lose weight and reduce the problems that come with obesity. What can you do?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cjESSiyJuM&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Some foods, such as lemon and garlic, are said to encourage the body to get rid of fat.
  • Chewing on a garlic clove then following up with a glass of water, mixed with lemon juice, in the am. on an empty stomach, should help eliminate Belly fat.
  • The process should continue daily for about a month to achieve best results.

"There are many ways for obesity to be treated naturally, you do not have to turn to drugs or surgeries."

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Look How These Foods Will Help You GET A FLAT BELLY. Include Them In Your Diet!!
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Date: March 03, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Look How These Foods Will Help You GET A FLAT Belly. Include Them In Your Diet!!





There are foods that will help you get a flat Belly if you include them in your diet. It is possible to not maintain a flat stomach if you exercise regularly. Even dieting may not give you the results you want. Fruit of the forest is where you want to start. The fruits of the forest are great for losing weight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wty_QON58Qo

Key Takeaways:

  • Some diets don't help people reduce Belly weight because they are not personalized for that person.
  • One food that helps a person reduce Belly fat is bananas.
  • Another food that helps this process is cucumbers.

"Sometimes it is not enough just to make diets we find on the internet, since they are not personalized, so they lack the food to do it."

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THIS IS THE CORRECT WAY TO PREPARE BAKING SODA TO LOWER YOUR BELLY!
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Date: February 21, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: THIS IS THE CORRECT WAY TO PREPARE BAKING SODA TO LOWER YOUR Belly!





Did you know that baking soda can used to lower Belly fat? Many people may not know but this video will show you how to make drinks with baking soda that help you with your weight loss. You try so hard to lose that Belly fat, well there many perks into mixing baking soda in your drinks. Find out more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQB1VlHnwYg

Key Takeaways:

  • Some foods can cause type two diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer
  • We'll show you how to eat in a healthy way, despite your heredity
  • Companies lead you to believe that whole wheat is a healthy option but this is not necessarily the case.

"We all dream of a flat stomach and a beautiful figure. One of the best technique is in most homes. Here we are going to present the most economical and most effective technique."

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Does eating fat make you fat? This physician says no
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Date: November 09, 2016 04:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does eating fat make you fat? This physician says no





One big myth surrounding weight loss is that in order to lose weight, you must not eat any fat. However, that is not the case. Mark Hyman says that dietary fat, like those found in avocadoes, actually helps cut fat, and even goes to say that all calories are not the same. Healthy fats can also speed up metabolism and cut cravings. Hyman suggests consuming foods such as spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and peppers along with up to six ounces of protein.

Key Takeaways:

  • "The misinformation that has been pushed on our population by the food industry and our government, which is that all calories are the same - that's true in a laboratory, when you burn them," Hyman said. "It's not true when you eat them."
  • In a blog post on his website last year, Hyman compared the effects of consuming 750 calories of soda vs. 750 calories of broccoli, pointing out the many adverse effects of the former, including an insulin spike, which increases the storage of Belly fat. In our conversation, he noted, "Fat, on the other hand, does not raise insulin."
  • What healthy fats can do, Hyman wrote in his forthcoming book, "The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook," is "shut down cravings, speed up metabolism" and "help prevent and reverse heart disease, not cause it."

""The misinformation that has been pushed on our population by the food industry and our government, which is that all calories are the same - that's true in a laboratory, when you burn them," Hyman said. "It's not true when you eat them.""



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/nutrition/does-eating-fat-make-you-fat-this-physician-says-no/article_dc0b686a-a139-11e6-a1bc-1f3340b19a50.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY3NzEzYzg1MjE0ZjUwYzU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHgcAxerkA5N1emhd7ojAUK9WfBUA

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The Liver Is A Very Imprtant Organ
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Date: September 30, 2016 02:00 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: The Liver Is A Very Imprtant Organ

Positioning at the right side of the Belly, The Liver, is the most significant internal organ of our body. Along with intestine and pancreas, it perform the function of digesting, absorbing and processing the food.

The most important function of the liver is to purify the blood before advancing it to the rest of the body. It also removes harmful toxic gases from the blood and helps in production of hormones. In other words, Liver is " Blood Purifier" of our body !

Liver Diseases

But various diseases like the Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Liver cancer, Ascites , Gallstones can reduce the smooth functioning of the liver. This is why we need an aid to the liver, "Milk Thistle",a flowering herb is used as a natural treatment.

It is one of the strongest detoxifiers which helps in regenerating the liver cells, and it reduces the harmful effects of alcohol consumption, presence of heavy metals in our water supply and pesticides in our food. It can even back-pedal the effect of pollution in the air we breathe!

Milk thistle has been recognized as a therapeutic treatment for above mentioned liver diseases. It can also be used for lowering the cholesterol level, or as an anti-aging treatment.

If you are experiencing liver function issues,  consider taking milk thistle daily.

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How DoesTurmeric Help Improve Your Health?
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Date: March 22, 2012 07:42 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How DoesTurmeric Help Improve Your Health?

Turmeric - Curcumin

This is a perennial herbaceous plant which belongs to the ginger family making it an important plant because of its active ingredient, curcumin and other properties which makes it avery useful plant in terms of health when used. The rhizomes of turmericare gathered annually for preparation of various health products or foods or taken on its own as they are known to have greater concentrations of curcumin and other substances which are essential for good health. When turmeric is taken, it improves one's health in the following ways:

Weight loss; for those people who are overweight and obese, they always face a challenge on how they can get rid of some extra weight as it is associated with negative health implications and on the other hand fats such as Belly fat decrease one's self esteem. Turmeric is one of the herbs that if mixed with food will increase the rate of metabolism which will consequently help in fat loss which will ultimately have an effect on the weight. Thereforemanageable weight will always ensure that one is not at risk of developing cardiovascular heart diseases and other lifestyle diseases which will ultimately promote good health.

Cancer and turmeric; cancer is one of the killer diseases which was very common in developed countries but nowadays it is very rampant even in developing countries. By taking turmeric, the active ingredients in it will help in stopping and preventing the development of cancer more especially prostate cancer which affects men. This herb interferes with the abnormal cell division of the cells hence leading to a stop or prevention of cancer progression thus health improvement. It is important to note that turmeric is also very effective in preventing other types of cancers for example breast cancer from spreading to other parts of the body such as the lungs. The effectiveness of turmeric in fighting cancer can be increased by mixing it with cauliflower flower.

Detoxification; turmeric is rich antimicrobial properties, antiseptic properties which make it a very useful plant when it comes to cleansing of the body. The body is usually bombarded with a lot of chemicals and toxins from the environment and what is eaten hence need to cleanse it. This can be achieved by taking turmeric on its own or mixing it with other foods and taking it two to three times a day for a period of about one month. This will go along way in detoxifying the body more especially the liver which will make it more healthy hence work better as it is one of the largest organ in the body.

Fighting inflammation; this is one of the common symptom of very many ailments and by taking turmeric, it will be able to fight inflammation resulting in improved and good health. It has also been associated with the reduction or clearing of symptoms of arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis). This will improvemotion of the patient which willfinally have an impact on performance of the patient thus have a positive impact on the health of those with these conditions.

Turmeric can also be used as a natural disinfectant for example when burns and cuts occur at home, it can be applied thus hastening the healing process.

As you can see, turmeric with curcumin has a wide range of uses, you too should have this wonderful herb on hand in case of emergencies.

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Preventive Measures for Metabolic Syndrome/ Diabetes
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Date: February 10, 2012 07:55 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Preventive Measures for Metabolic Syndrome/ Diabetes

Metabolic syndrome is a serious health problem associated with cluster of conditions like high cholesterol level, high blood pressure, high sugar level and excessive fats in the abdomen. It increases risks of diabetes, heart attack and stroke. Having one of these conditions doesn't mean that you have metabolic syndrome. However, frequent occurrence of any of these symptoms can increase risk.

Knowing your family's medical history can prevent metabolic syndrome that can lead to diabetes. If it runs in the family, consult your doctor to have your blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure checked.

Avoid high carb diet to prevent metabolic syndrome and diabetes. During digestion, carbohydrate rich foods are broken down into sugar or glucose. Glucose gives energy to the body while calorie is the measure of burned energy. When high amount of carbohydrate is digested, it increases sugar level in the blood. The brain prompts the pancreas release insulin to neutralize blood sugar level. Diabetes happens when the body becomes resistant to insulin or when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin.

Replace high carb diet with more nutritious foods like oats, whole wheat, rye, red rice, sweet potatoes and buckwheat. They are energy giving food rich in dietary fibers. Fibers keep a healthy digestive system by improving digestion and eliminating body wastes. It maintains sexy abs by flushing out excess Belly fats.

Stay physically active by engaging into sports and exercises. Inactive body does not use much energy. Unused energy is stored in the body in form of fats. Fat cells are resistant to insulin thus, increase blood sugar and cholesterol level. Fat cells slow down metabolism and increase weight gain. While lean muscles hastens metabolism even when the body is at rest. Lean muscle protects the body against insulin resistance.

Maintain a well balanced diet to reverse diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Raw fruits like oranges, berries, pineapple, grapes and other citrus fruits are good alternative for desserts like cakes. They are rich in Vitamin C that lowers cholesterol and burns fats. It is also rich in antioxidants that shield the body against harmful toxins.

Add green leafy vegetables to your diet to increase immunity from sickness like diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Green leafy vegetables are rich in Vitamin E that repairs and regenerates damaged cells.

Develop a healthy sleeping pattern. Sleep disturbances and staying up late at night prompt the pancreas to continually release insulin. This creates stress on the pancreas that leads to insufficient production of insulin. A well rested mind and body keep metabolic syndrome and diabetes away.

Try natural remedies like cinnamon, pine bark, and blueberry leaf extract. Cinnamon prevents diabetes and metabolic syndrome by lowering cholesterol and blood sugar level. Pine bark, when extracted produces pycnogenol that absorbs glucose in the blood. It also protects the eyes from blindness and blurred vision caused by diabetes. Blueberry leaf extract regulates blood sugar level by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.

Health supplements like chromium and alpha lipoic acid have shown great results in preventing and managing diabetes. Chromium is a mineral that metabolizes carbohydrates to prevent weight gain. It stabilizes blood sugar and prevents hypertension.

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What are the Health Benefits of Vitamin K?
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Date: February 19, 2011 11:42 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What are the Health Benefits of Vitamin K?

6 Ways Vitamin K Can Boost Your Health

Vitamin K is belongs to the group of vitamins that are soluble in fat. There are a lot of chemical compounds that display the activities of this essential nutrient inside the human body, but the best known form of this vitamin is phylloquinone, a naturally occurring substance in green leafy vegetables. Many different synthetic forms have also been proven to exhibit the same health benefits.

Helps against Blood Loss

Vitamin K was named so largely owing to the fact that it is directly involved in the coagulation of blood, which was the first of its benefits to be discovered. K stands for the first letter of its German name, Koagulationsvitamin. The process by which our body controls blood loss during bleeding, both external and internal, is called coagulation, which describes the ability of the blood to thicken and form a clot. Coagulation is central to the health of blood vessels as it stops bleeding and starts the healing process.

Promotes Vascular Health

Phylloquinone and other forms of Vitamin K have long been used as a treatment for cardiovascular diseases. One form of calcification outside the bones occurs in the arterial linings, which wears down the elastic properties of vascular tissues. Arterial calcification in itself is a very serious medical condition and usually takes place in end-stage cardiovascular diseases. However, the absence of vitamin K in the body also brings on this disease.

Facilitates Calcium Absorption

There is strong evidence that vitamin K helps build strong bones, and is in fact utilized as treatment for osteoporosis. Vitamin K modulates the production of osteocalcin, which induces bone formation and reduces bone resorption by attracting calcium minerals inside the body. Premature calcification of bones negatively affects bone density, but the presence of vitamin K has been observed to avoid this.

Regulates Blood Sugar

The bone-building protein osteocalcin also acts as a hormone that triggers the beta cells in the pancreas to release more insulin, which instruct cells in different tissues of the body to absorb glucose from the blood. Glucose is either converted into ATP, the primary source of energy that power cellular functions, or stored as glycogen inside the cells. Either way maintains healthy blood sugar.

Breaks down Body Fats

Osteocalcin is also involved in the burning of fats in adipose tissues, including the unwanted flab on the Belly. By stimulating these fatty tissues to release a hormone called adiponectin, body fats are broken down into smaller particles and in the process release energy. In fact, the abundance of adiponectin in the bloodstream has been closely tied to low percentage of body fats in adults.

Scavenges Free Radicals

Vitamin K helps clear the body of ravaging free radicals that damage everything at the cellular level. It is particularly associated with protecting the nerve cells from premature death due to oxidative stress caused by free radicals, the reason why it is used in studies concerning Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. With all its health benefits, it is prudent to ensure consumption of Vitamin K.

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Taurine - Essential or Non-Essential Amino Acid - You Decide?
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Date: February 17, 2011 10:56 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Taurine - Essential or Non-Essential Amino Acid - You Decide?

Amino Acid Taurine Is Essential For More Than You Think

Taurine is an organic compound with acidic properties, which is synthesized in the pancreas in adults, but an essential amino acid in infants. Many neutraceutical products for infants are fortified with taurine, inasmuch as some newborns do not have the enzymes required to synthesize taurine. Taurine deficiency in adults results from deficiencies in other organic compounds, notably methionine and cysteine, which are its immediate precursors within the body.

Helps in Brain Development

It has long been postulated that taurine plays an important role in the human brain, especially in infants, protecting the nerve cells from possible neonatal damages. Taurine continues to affect the nervous system as we age, acting on gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, and consequently enhances inhibitory synaptic transmissions. In addition, taurine is alleged to stimulate continuous activation of synapses characteristic of long-term potentiation, which memory and learning ability stem from.

Stabilizes Glucose Levels

Taurine is a powerful inhibitor of glycation, a process by which sugar molecules attach themselves to other biomolecules without the aid of enzymes, and thus subsequently impair the functions of these biomolecules. This process may take place inside or outside the body, but the substances that result from this process, which are referred to as advanced glycation end-products or AGEs, contribute to the formation of a number of major disorders in later life such as cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, age-related deafness and blindness, and cancer. Taurine keeps the cells from taking up AGEs from the blood, which is slowly excreted in the urine.

Regulates Adipose Tissues

It has also been observed that dietary taurine influences the metabolic pathways that give rise to the formation of adipose tissues, the fat reserves of the human body. These fat depot appear anywhere in the body, but are commonly tied to the subcutaneous fats, those that we see on the Belly, chest, arms, and thighs. Moreover, body fat percentage has been an indicator of obesity, which is central to the use of taurine in regulating adipose tissues.

Influences Lipid Absorption

Taurine is a major component of bile, the fluid produced by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and secreted in the small intestines to aid in the digestion of triglycerides, cholesterol, and other lipids. Also, several studies point to the effect of taurine on the binding of proteins to lipids to form lipoproteins, compounds that have been notoriously labeled as bad cholesterol. Not surprisingly, taurine has been suggested to maintain healthy levels of blood cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Fights Oxidative Stress

Sodas have become a part of our daily diet today, but little did we know that they are risk factors for oxidative stress, the continued peroxidation of cellular structures. Fructose in sodas and other sweetened beverages is the most dangerous of all sugars, inasmuch as it releases by-products called AGEs, which are highly reactive to oxidation. AGEs do not get excreted right away and are instead absorbed by cells, leading to irreversible damages to neuronal and vascular tissues in later life. Intake of taurine removes this problem.

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Hops And Good health
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Date: September 20, 2009 08:47 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hops And Good health

Hops are the female flower cones, which are also known as strobiles, of the hop plant. The hop plant is part of the Cannabaceae family, which also includes hemp. Primarily, hops are used as a flavoring and stability agent in beer. The first documented use in beer is from the eleventh century. Today, hops are used extensively in brewing because of their many benefits. Among these are balancing the sweetness of the hops with bitterness. However, hops are also used for various purposes in other beverages and herbal medicine.

Nicholas Culpeper, a seventeenth-century herbalist, suggested the use of hops to open obstructions of the liver and spleen, cleanse the blood, loosen the Belly, cleanse the veins, and promote urination. Hops were used as food by the Romans. Gerard, a famous herbalist, recommended using the buds in salads. Native American tribes also found hops to be of value. The Mohicans used it as a sedative and also for toothaches, while the Menominee tribes used hops as a cure-all. The lupulin that is found in hops is described as both a sedative and hypnotic drug. It was recognized in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia from 1831 to 1916. Most often, hops are probably used in the production of beer.

Hops are best known for their sedative action. Also, they are used for their antibiotic properties. These properties are beneficial for sore throats, bronchitis, infections, high fevers, delirium, toothaches, earaches, and pain. Although hops are strong, they seem to be safe to use. Their main uses are to alleviate nervous tension and promote a restful sleep. They have been used to naturally relieve insomnia. For inflammation, boils, tumors, and swelling, a poultice of hops is recommended. Hops have been used as a stimulant to the glands and muscles of the stomach. They have also been used as a relaxant on the gastric nerves. Hops have a relaxing influence on the liver and gall duct and a laxative effect on the bowels. Many studies indicate that hops have sedative properties. This herb is known to be fast-acting, soothing, and calming to the nervous system. Hops are often nervine herbs that aid in promoting sleep. Certain elements of the plant have been shown to possess hypnotic effects. Hops are also used for their antispasmodic effects. Additionally, hops contain antibacterial properties, which validates some of their historical uses.

The flower of the hops plant is used to provide alterative, anodyne, antibacterial, antibiotic, antineoplastic, carminative, cholagogue, galactagogue, nervine, sedative, stomachic, and vulnerary properties. The primary nutrients found in this herb are chlorine, copper, fluorine, iodine, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, sodium, vitamin B-complex, and zinc. Primarily, this herb is extremely beneficial in treating appetite loss, bronchitis, delirium, gastric disorders, headaches, hyperactivity, and indigestion, insomnia, absent lactation, nervousness, pain, and excessive sexual desire.

Additionally, this herb is very helpful in dealing with alcoholism, anxiety, blood impurities, coughs, intestinal cramps, dizziness, earaches, fevers, gas, jaundice, kidney stones, liver disorders, menstrual symptoms, menopausal symptoms, neuralgia, restlessness, rheumatism, skin disorders, sleeplessness, toothache, ulcers, venereal diseases, water retention, whooping cough, and worms. For more information on the many beneficial effects provided by hops, please feel free to contact a representative from your local health food store with questions.

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How Important Is It To Have Proper Digestion
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Date: July 09, 2008 11:46 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Important Is It To Have Proper Digestion

The part played by food in the health of your body is to furnish it with the nutrients needed for the biochemistry that keeps you alive. The digestive process breaks the food that you eat down into a form that can be absorbed by your bloodstream, and from there to your liver which is your body’s chemical plant. That is where most of the biochemical reactions of your body take place, such as the manufacture of bile needed to break down fats during digestion.

Most people do not take this into account when eating, and in today’s hectic world nourishment is the last thing on their minds, yet the one aspect of their lives that can provide them with the energy to carry on as they do. They eat to get rid of the feeling of hunger, and any old thing will do: a burger or a pizza, but rarely an orange or some cheese on wholegrain bread.

Poor eating habits lead to poor digestion, which in turn leads to poor extraction of the nutrients from what we do eat, and therefore malnutrition. Yes, malnutrition! It is possible to suffer from that even though you fill your Belly every day. It’s not the filling that matters, it’s what does the filling and how well it is digested. Proper digestion is very important to every living creature on this planet. The first step in ensuring that have a proper digestion function is to assess the quality of the food that you eat:

a) What nutrients does your food contain, and

b) Have you sufficient of the proper enzymes needed to break it down so that these nutrients can be extracted?

Nourishing meals are just as easy to find and eat as junk foods, and it is just as easy to a breakfast containing a high protein and fat content as it is to eat a chocolate biscuit. A hard boiled egg with whole meal toast and yoghurt isn’t difficult to prepare for breakfast, and some tuna, or cheese and whole meal crackers make a nutritious lunch. These foods are easier to digest than the greasy high-fat foods that most people eat at lunchtime.

Proper digestion requires relaxation, and eating when stressed or in a hurry creates the wrong pH conditions in your stomach, with hydrochloric acid production being suppressed and the production enzymes by the liver inhibited. Enzymes are essential to your health, and are types of protein that enable most biochemical reactions to take place. Without the proper production of enzymes, your food will pass through your body largely unchanged, and this indigestion can not only give you stomach pains but also weaken you because the nutritional value of your food is not being realized.

You should take the time to eat, and not try to eat on the job: that is why so many high fliers end up with ulcers. Take time to chew, and mix your food with saliva which itself contains the enzymes amylase and lysozyme. Amylase breaks down starch into sugars, while lysozyme inhibits the growth of oral bacteria. The digestive system therefore begins in the mouth when you chew your food. The breakdown of food into smaller particles also produces more surface area from which the nutrients can be absorbed.

Enzymes are very important to proper digestion, and your diet should include enzyme-rich food such as tropical fruits (pineapple and bananas), honey, and many vegetables. Yoghurt and lacto-fermented foods are also rich in enzymes, and many cooked foods also contain enzymes. An enzyme supplement can also be taken to top-up what you eat, and make up for any enzyme deficiency in your diet. Processed foods are fairly empty of good nutritional value, particularly enzymes, which is why so many people are so overweight: their food is a nutritional desert and their body keeps craving for food that leads to eating binges.

For your food to be properly digested your stomach acid has to be at a certain pH. If you drink too much liquid when eating then the acid will be diluted, and you will not properly digest your food. A glass of water is fine but two or three pints of beer, or a gallon of fruit juice, will dilute the hydrochloric acid concentration in your stomach, and it will not be able to break down your food. Consequently, your digestive system loses much of the nutritional content of what you eat. Restrict heavy drinking of liquid to about two hours before and two hours after eating each meal for maximum efficiency. Many people find that they have to take not only vitamin and mineral supplements to replace those which are lost through inefficient digestion, but also other supplements such as enzymes and extra proteins.

When food is processed or cooked, the process destroys enzymes. Since the body stores only a limited supply of enzymes, eating well cooked or highly processed foods continuously, places great strains on the enzyme reserves, and ultimately the metabolic enzyme reserves have to be used in order to digest your food. This diverts them from their proper purpose, and many of the functions of your body are disrupted.

For example, your lose energy and your immune systems begins to weaken, making you feel tired and more susceptible to illness and disease. You should therefore try to eat foods rich in enzymes, or use an enzyme supplement. Natural raw foods are an excellent addition to your diet, and salads and fruit should be regular components of your meals. Obviously you must eat some cooked foods, but that does not mean that you should avoid eating fresh raw fruits and vegetables altogether. That is a recipe for a dietary disaster.

Enzymes are extremely important components of your digestive system, as is dietary fiber. In fact if you eat a diet containing dietary fiber, some raw fruit and vegetables, and protein, either cooked or uncooked, you will be giving your digestive system a boost. If you are unable to maintain that, then enzyme supplementation, together with general multi-vitamin and mineral supplement daily, should help you to maintain a healthy digestive system. However, fiber is essential since without it you will become constipated, especially if you consume a lot of pulpy foods that mainly consist of water.

It is extremely important that you have proper digestion of the food that you eat, and that your body makes the best use of the nutrients that it contains. To achieve this, you have to maintain the correct pH of stomach acid, and eat foods with the nutritional content required by the human body. This means not overcooking a balanced diet containing protein, fiber, enzymes and other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals (plant-based chemicals).

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Guys should forget the six-pack abs and just lose the beer belly.
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Date: September 24, 2005 12:00 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Guys should forget the six-pack abs and just lose the beer Belly.

Time for a Gut Check

Guys should forget the six-pack abs and just lose the beer Belly.

When a woman noticed her husband standing on the bathroom scale and sucking in his stomach, she said, “I don’t think that’s going to help.” “Sure it will,” he responded. “It’s the only way I can see the numbers.”

Funny line, sure. But whether you’re talking about “love handles,” a “spare tire” or the proverbial “beer Belly,” having a tummy that hangs over your belt buckle is no laughing matter. It’s not even a matter of the quest for “six-pack abs” or a “washboard stomach.” It’s a matter of health.

Consider this: A recent study appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that a man’s waist size can be a good predictor for the development of type 2 diabetes. A Harvard Health Professionals team, led by Dr. Youfa Wang, an assistant professor at the John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, analyzed data from more than 27,000 men who were tracked for more than 13 years. The team found that men with larger waists or a higher body mass index (BMI) were both at greater risk for type 2 diabetes than slimmer men. (You find your body mass index by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in meters. If your waist size is 40 inches or less, a BMI of 25 or over means you’re overweight.)

“Abdominal fat measured by waist circumference can indicate a strong diabetes risk, whether or not a man is considered overweight or obese according to his BMI,” says Wang. The Harvard team found that men with waist sizes of 40 to 62 inches were 12 times more likely to develop diabetes and suggested that the current recommended waistline of 40 inches or below for men may need to be lowered.

Flatten Up

Okay, now that we’ve scared the bejeezes out of all you guys under 6-foot-4 who by your pants in the big-man store, let’s talk about what you have to do to shop anywhere in the mall. Again, this is not about looking like a Greek ab god. This is about diminishing your risk for a myriad of health problems and being able to comfortably bend over for a ground ball during the pickup softball game. And there are no shortcuts, so forget about liposuctioning those years of accumulated lard. Despite what all those TV makeover shows say, liposuction can only really enhance your body aesthetic if you lose a large chunk of the surface fat first.

“Those makeover shows have it all backwards,” says Dr. Bruce Nadler, a fitness trainer who also happens to be a plastic surgeon. “They do surgery on someone’s midsection and then have them doing intense workouts when they are supposed to be recuperating from surgery. I wouldn’t do liposuction until you see what diet and exercise can accomplish. When you have all the weight in the midsection the dangerous fat is deep within the body. So liposuction may make you look better but it won’t necessarily improve your health.”

The Gut Check Plan

Talk to any exercise expert worth their weight in body fat, including Nadler, and they will tell you that on of the biggest fitness fallacies is the notion that intense abdominal workouts and use of abdominal machines (like those sold through those interminable infomercials) are the keys to getting a flatter and more “ripped” midsection. In fact, for many people it’s not physiologically possible to achieve a flat tummy because abdominals are not designed to be flat. And the idea of “spot reduction,” exercising the area where you want to lose the fat, is now considered a myth. Research has shown that fat is lost all over your body, not just in the area that you work.

It’s not that you can’t benefit from doing abdominal exercises. Crunches, situps and leg raises, when done properly, are great for muscle tone and endurance (and you do burn calories), but the real key to achieving a wonderful waist size is losing body fat. How do you do that?

“Dropping a few inches from your midsection,” says Nadler, “depends on four things- calorie reduction through proper diet (eating very little fat, consuming complex carbohydrates and doing it all in smaller portions), stepping up aerobic activity (such as running an bicycling, which burns excess calories quickly and safely), and resistance weight training (which not only increases metabolism and helps burn more excess calories, but also builds and strengthens the abdominal wall).” Then, adds Nadler, when you’ve just about reached your waist=reduction goal, but genetics still won’t give you a flatter stomach, “that’s where plastic surgery may come in as icing on the cake.”

Nadler also advises men not to panic if they don’t notice a substantial weight reduction during a training program. “When people are doing weight and resistance training they are too hung up on the scale,” insists Nadler. “Muscle weighs more than fat so don’t judge your progress by what you weigh, but on what your percentage of body fat is. That’s the number you want to see going down.”

So how long does it take for men with an oversized gut to lose the excess? “Depending on how much they have to lose,” Nadler says, “it takes anywhere from three to six months.” By the way, for men in their 30s and up, there are also two important side benefits to decreasing the waist size and firming up the gut: better overall posture and diminishing the potential for chronic back pain. So get to work guys; suck it up so you can stop sucking it in. -Stephen Hanks

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