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My guided detox with Dr. D’Brant—Part I

My guided detox with Dr. D’Brant—Part 1

DeathtoStock_SlowDown1 I have been hearing about Dr. D’Brant’s detoxification program ever since I met him a few years ago. I’ve read some of what his other clients have said about it and said, “That’s good for them,” but I’ve hesitated for myself.

I thought I could lose weight on my own. I didn’t think such a drastic measure was necessary. And I didn’t think my body was that bad—for years I’ve kept within a range of weight that was at least 20 pounds below what I weighed in high school.

But I’ve gained weight recently, nearly 20 pounds over the last two or three years. At my initial assessment with Dr. D’Brant I weighed 158.8 pounds (I’m 5’3”), and my body fat percentage was 37.8. No one would look at me and say I was obese, but those numbers actually translate into obesity. Some charts say over 36% body fat is obese, some (including The American Council on Exercise) say over 32% is obese, but the bottom line is, I have too much body fat! Dr. D’Brant says my goal should be below 24%. I’d be happy to get down to the “average” range of 25-31%. Continue reading My guided detox with Dr. D’Brant—Part I

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Sluggish? Detoxification may be the answer

Sluggish? Detox may be the answer

How detoxification programs help

tired stick figureIn the more than 35 years I have been helping people regain their lost vitality, sense of well-being and health, I have never seen any health procedure have much of a positive effect as detoxification.

Very simply, detoxification is one of the most powerful tools in our arsenal of health strategies to put us back on the road to vibrant health. Detoxification in my opinion is more necessary now than it ever has been.

The reason I say this is because we are a nation of food addicts. We are addicted to sugar, salt and flour, to name the most prominent addicting foods. Every American eats approximately 150 pounds of sugar and flour every year. That comes out to nearly a pound of flour and sugar for every man, woman and child every day! Continue reading Sluggish? Detoxification may be the answer

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

fat_bird by hector gomez on OpenClipArtAided by food industry, sugar addictions are causing obesity and illness

As a country we are becoming fatter. And it’s happening faster than anyone would ever have imagined. Obesity rates in America have gone from 27 percent in 2013 to 27.7 percent in 2014. That is almost 1 percent in one year! 
     Our society—through government health agencies, through the media, through the food industry, and through insurance companies—has convinced us that if we just ate less and exercised more we could lose weight. And since we are a shame-based society, most of us have bought the idea that there must be something wrong with us, that we are lazy and “fat-seeking” individuals with no willpower and no commitment to doing what we must to lose weight. Continue reading Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

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Tips for Curbing Nighttime Food Cravings, part 2

For a healthier body this year

flickr-2782465217-originalSome additional tips for avoiding late-night cravings (see Part 1 for more tips):

Tip: Use cocoa powder instead of chocolate, which will help you feel good but will not contain sugar and chemicals.

  • Food cravings come from many reasons. Some of them are hormonal—women’s cravings can be very much determined by their hormonal balance during their menstrual cycles. Think of how you feel right before your period occurs. Chocolate, for instance, can seem like a something you must have.

Continue reading Tips for Curbing Nighttime Food Cravings, part 2

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Tips for Curbing Nighttime Food Cravings, part 1

For the New Year

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Lots of folks are setting their minds on losing weight and being healthier this year. One of the more common roadblocks is the craving to eat late at night.  Here are some suggestions for curbing that craving (See part 2 for more tips):

Tip: Eat within one hour of rising and make sure you glycemicly balance your meals (have a healthy mix of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats)

Continue reading Tips for Curbing Nighttime Food Cravings, part 1

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10 Holiday Tips for Keeping the Fat Off

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“Help me not gain weight over the holidays!”

It’s one of the most common pleas I hear from patients, year after year. People ask what they can do to not add pounds of weight. The holidays are stressful and loaded with food traps everywhere you turn. It seems impossible—and also impossible to lose the weight after the holidays are over.

But you can make it through the holidays without turning into the “stuffed goose.” Continue reading 10 Holiday Tips for Keeping the Fat Off

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Why can’t I lose weight? . . . and other FAQs heard at the NAVEL Expo

Why can’t I lose weight? . . . and other FAQs heard at the NAVEL Expo

Looking for healthy solutions

Thank you to all who attended the recent NAVEL Expo in Melville, Long Island, NY. It was a very gratifying event for me; I met so many people at the expo who were seeking genuine solutions to their health issues—in particular stress, fatigue, detoxification, and the inability to lose weight.

NavelExpo1.1I talked with one woman who has been trying to lose weight for years, has been on many “diets” and is now approaching menopause. Her frustration with not being able to lose weight and sustain it, as well as feeling moody and tired all the time, was very real. Continue reading Why can’t I lose weight? . . . and other FAQs heard at the NAVEL Expo

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The Not-So-Sweet Story of Aspartame, Part 2

The Not-So-Sweet Story of Aspartame, Part 2

What you don’t know about it could make you sick

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In Part 1, I shared about how aspartame fools your body into thinking it’s getting sugar. Instead of helping you lose weight, aspartame could cause you to gain weight.

But the concerns over aspartame go beyond that. Indulging in this artificial sweetener also increases the risk of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, myeloma, and tumors in the central nervous system.

A 2012 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that men who consumed one or more servings of diet soda a day had a 31% average increase in non-Hodgkins lymphoma risk and an astounding 102% increase in risk of multiple myeloma compared to men who didn’t consume diet sodas. Continue reading The Not-So-Sweet Story of Aspartame, Part 2

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The Not-So-Sweet Story of Aspartame, Part 1

Is it really helping you lose weight?

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Since its introduction into the American food system in 1981, aspartame has been touted as having significant health benefits. In particular, the low- and no-calorie beverage industry would have us believe that aspartame helps consumers address the issues of diabetes, weight control, and tooth decay.

In fact, there is another side to the aspartame story that is far darker—and potentially dangerous. Continue reading The Not-So-Sweet Story of Aspartame, Part 1

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The Critical Importance of Detoxification

The Critical Importance of Detoxification

Talking about disease prevention

I’m a big fan of detoxification for health, as my patients know. My twenty-one–day detox workshop is something I’ve held twice a year for many years now. Many patients use detox before starting a weight-loss program. And that’s important.

But regular detoxification can also be a cancer-prevention strategy.

This Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at 11 am, I’ll be speaking about cancer prevention. I’m honored to be part of the first Richard Linchitz Cancer-Free Mastermind, a panel of eight specialists sharing about cancer prevention and treatment.

Continue reading The Critical Importance of Detoxification