Friday, September 6, 2013

12 Powerful Tips on Losing Weight

Megan Elizabeth-- Before and After Losing Weight

12 Powerful Tips on Losing Weight

Here is a list of 12 easy things that you can do to lose weight.

1. Make sure that you get all the sleep that you need. They have found that the longer you sleep, the less that you weigh. Also during the time that you are sleeping, you are fasting (not eating). When someone starts eating after fasting, it is called breaking the fast. The first meal is called break-fast. Getting plenty of sleep is important to losing weight.

2. Try to minimize stress. Stress causes you to eat more food and causes your body not to digest food and work right. You can do yoga to help with this. Dr. Oz gets all of his patients to do yoga. Here is an article with 23 Celebrities that Do Yoga. Also yoga helps your self-esteem so you are more motivated to lose weight.

3. Instead of drinking water or other beverages, drink green tea all day. The EGCG in it will help you lose weight. Also it has many other benefits like reducing your chances of getting many different diseases like cancer. Here is an article about the Health Benefits of Green Tea. You can sweeten it with stevia that is good for blood sugar regulation. Green tea is the most alkaline food that there is (above site has a link to the chart) and alkaline foods help you lose weight and gain health.

The Chinese do not drink water. They drink green tea or black tea (similar to green tea but fermented). In the United States in Chinese restaurants, they serve tea for free instead of water. There is a saying that it is better to go without food for 3 days than to go without tea for one day.

If you do not like green tea, there is another tea that you can try. Yerba mate tea is the national beverage of Argentina and the most popular beverage in most of South America. I like the taste of it a lot more than green tea. But I actually mix them and drink both of them. In fact Whole Foods markets has their own brand of tea that contains organic green tea, organic yerba mate tea and organic peppermint. See the article: Health Benefits of Yerba Mate Tea.

This tea has caffeine in it just like green tea. Yerba mate is very high in chlorogenic acid. This is the phytochemical in green coffee that helps you with losing weight. Chlorogenic acid is an antioxidant that prevents type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal.

Yerba mate tea contains 196 active chemical compounds and 144 of these are found in green tea. So caffeine in green tea and yerba mate tea is a very small part of these beverages. Yerba mate was drank in South America before the Europeans arrived there, so it may have been used for thousands of years just like green tea.

4. Add cinnamon to your diet. You can sprinkle it on foods and/or take it in capsules. Cinnamon helps to balance your blood sugar levels. This webpage says:
Cinnamon, experts say, can lower blood sugar levels by up to 29 percent. A study at Wadsworth Medical Center in Ohio showed cinnamon could help people retain more muscle and lose fat [making it excellent for losing weight].
5. When it comes to using oils, only use EVOO-- extra virgin olive oil. This oil is different than other oils. It can help you lose weight. It contains omega-9 essential fatty acids (EFA) instead of omega-6 EFA. It is also healthier for you.

 6. Be careful of medications that you take including birth control pills. They can mess up your body's ability to control weight making it very difficult to lose unwanted weight. It is better to avoid any medications. One of the most popular medications ever was Vioxx to reduce pain. It was recalled since it was causing many people to get heart attacks.

7. Since eating leafy greens can make you fat, try to eat organic food. There are fungicides that they add to conventional (not organic) foods that can make you fat. For example according to the New York Times, the fungicide triflumizole is used on leafy vegetables and it causes obesity in mice. See The Importance of Organic Food for more on this.

8. Do a little resistance training. People have gotten confused with this. You are not trying to burn some calories exercising for hours. A little bit of resistance training changes the body and makes it work differently. It helps the body to build muscle and burn fat. Also the more muscle that your body has, the more calories it burns all the time no matter what you are doing. So this makes you look much better while losing some weight.

9. Eat whole grains instead of refined grains. Refined grains have fiber and nutrients taken out and this causes your body not to work right. So your body has a tendency to become fat and sick. Eat less wheat and more of other grains like brown rice, quinoa, millet and amaranth. This will also help with elimination so that you are carrying less waste around with you. This also reduces the size of your waist.

10. Eat less processed food and more unprocessed foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds and fungus (mushrooms). When processing foods, they make sure to add things to make the food addictive and fattening. That way they can sell a lot more. Dr. Oz says to eat foods without an ingredient list.

11. Learn how to eat right. This is not a common idea but it is very powerful. Here is an article called Why You Shouldn't Drink Water While You Eat by the Wellness Warrior. Actually it is better to not drink any liquid with your food.

This dilutes the digestive acid in your stomach. I heard this from someone who owned a farm while staying at a farm for the summer as a 12 year old. Drink all the liquid that you want before you eat. Then wait at least an hour after eating before drinking any liquid. This helps your digestion to work much better. Just try it and see how it works for you.

12. Fruit first. This has to do with the previous tip. If you eat watermelon, isn't that like drinking something since it is like 98% water? Yes. So this does not pertain to dry fruits but fruits that are very juicy. Juicy fruits do not digest like other foods. They pass through the stomach like drinking a beverage. There were 2 best-selling books called Fit for Life I and Fit for Life II. Both of these books suggested the above

In fact unlike what many say, they had people skip breakfast so the body could continue its fast from sleeping and this helped many people with losing weight. They said that if you could not skip breakfast then just eat fruit for breakfast since it can still continue the body cleansing from while you were sleeping.

So eat your juicy fruits on an empty stomach. Then wait about 15 minutes for it to pass out of the stomach. Then you can eat regular foods. So the juicy fruit is treated like a beverage.

5 Tips for Losing Weight Fast

Thursday, November 29, 2012

2 Powerful Health Product Lines Become One

Trivita Founder and CEO Michael Ellison with his wife, Susan, and Amazon Herb Company Founder John Easterling with his wife, Olivia Newton-John

Charles Bluestein ID 14645674

Two companies with powerful health products including unique herbal products merged and became one company. These 2 companies figured out that together they can become much bigger than they could become individually. Here is why! It is estimated by the World Health Organisation that 80 per cent of the world’s population uses herbal medicine in some form or another within primary health care.

December 1, 2014 Update

Because of a law about herbal labeling and the size of the company, the Amazon herbal products have been kept in their own catalog since they were small enough to not have to follow that law. Then the products were gone so we had to wait for the reformulation. Now the products have been reformulated and cost less under the TriVita label.They now use the new Structured Imprint Matrix process that makes the products more powerful. They are being introduced into the TriVita catalog for the first time. In December 2014 they just introduced Graviola Plus with graviola and 13 other herbs to prevent and fight cancer. Many have told me that they had great results with the older version of this.

These are the beautiful catalogs mailed monthly to everyone. Once someone buys something, they get these catalogs monthly for life. Also customers get a free monthly Vita Journal with the latest health news in it. This company has its own in-house printing press. So if you want to buy extra catalogs to give to friends, they are inexpensive. Also many companies substitute cheaper herbs. This company is keeping a close watch so this does not happen with these products.

Amazon Herb Company is owned by Amazon John Easterling and his wife Olivia Newton-John (she has been using these herbal foods for over 10 years). Amazon John works with a dozen tribes in the Amazon rainforest to get the 30 different herbs from there that he uses like una de gato (cat's claw), pau d'arco, stone breaker (chanca piedra), dragon's blood (sangre de drago), boldo, camu camu fruit, graviola and other herbs that grow wild, in herbal formulas for health.

Please watch this 90 second commercial with Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Prince HarryPelĂ© (soccer star), the Dalai Lama, Harrison Ford, Robin Williams and others about the importance of saving the rainforest. "Every year destruction of the earth's rainforests releases more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than all the cars, planes and ships put together!" ---Charles, Prince of Wales.

TriVita has been selling the Nopolea product with a cactus fruit juice in it. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory product. People use it for pain and aches which appears more frequently as people age. Some medical doctors (MDs) have tried it and liked it. They then tell their patients about if even though they are not an associate or an affiliate (now called an "independent TriVita business owner"), but only a customer. Both companies use a network marketing or multi-level marketing (MLM) compensation plan. The associates are the ones who are not just customers but also make money with it.

For simplicity the product costs the same for customers and associatesAmazon Herb Company has many different herbal products for different health benefits and to help different systems. TriVita also has the best selling vitamin B-12 supplement on the planet. This is because Dr Libby works with this company and he has the original patent on it dissolving under the tongue (sublingual method).

Some of the associates in Amazon Herb Company and TriVita make a spare time income of around $200 a month and some make a very good full time income from it. 

Here is the article about this merger on the Direct Selling News magazine. It has a picture of both owners together. It says:
That kind of innovative, mission-oriented thinking has given the company consistent organic growth over the last 13 years. TriVita ranked No. 70 on the Direct Selling News 2012 Global 100 list—leaping from No. 92 in 2011—with $102 million in net sales.
TriVita has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong that serve 14 countries. Ellison says that the power of technology will allow the company to do business in 100 countries in 10 years, expanding its mission around the world.

“We are moving into a world that is an online, connected world,” Ellison says. Our goal is to expand TriVita globally to help people everywhere experience wellness.”
If you are not a customer or an associate yet, my name is Charles Bluestein and my Trivita ID number is 14645674, in case you call the company.

Your subdomain of TriVita website is just like the company website except that everyone who joins as a customer or an associate goes under you automatically. So my TriVita website is (note my ID number on it) and you can order from it at anytime.

Also brand new MLM companies are extremely risky since 99% of them go out of business in the first 5 years. Both of these companies are over 5 years old, but the merger makes it a brand new company and opportunity.

If you have any questions, you can email me at whiz8kid(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Successful College Student's Pyramid

Successful College Student’s Pyramid
Presented By: Online College

The above is good for the financial health of college students. Although there is now more money owed on college loans than on credit cards. There are some free colleges. Some require you to work at least 15 hours a week for the college. Some are completely free and some are online.

Here are 10 Free Colleges by the Huffington Post.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

8 Things Every Breastfeeding Mother Should Know Before Giving Birth

I came across this article and this is something that every pregnant woman should know about. Breastfeeding is much healthier for the baby and helps the mother lose weight since she is giving some of her calories to the baby. 

Also science says that breastfeeding reduces your chances of getting breast cancer. For more on this see 7 Most Effective Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer. I bet that you will never guess what number 0 is. Why did I number it 0 (zero). Medical doctors have proven that this is 90% effective in preventing breast cancer.

1. It says that breastfeeding should begin within an hour of birth but does not explain why. I guess this makes it easier for the baby to learn to get its nutrition through its mouth than through the umbilical cord.

2. You should have a couple of nursing bras and nursing tanks in your hospital bag.

3. Allow your body to go into labor naturally to greatly increase your chances for establishing successful breastfeeding.

4. It is normal for the breastfeeding to hurt the first few days but it gets better.

5. The first few days you get a little colostrum that is like pre-milk. It is extremely healthy for the baby. Some companies sell colostrum from cows as a supplement. Note that this is the correct spelling, not the one on the article. Wikipedia says:
Colostrum (also known colloquially as beestings,[1] bisnings[2] or first milk) is a form of milk produced by the mammary glands of mammals in late pregnancy. Most species will generate colostrum just prior to giving birth. Colostrum contains antibodies to protect the newborn against disease, as well as being lower in fat[3] and higher in protein than ordinary milk.

6. Make sure to have a breast pump ready at home.

7. The baby should be breastfed whenever it wants to not on some schedule.

8. Quote from article below: "Bottles or pacifiers should be avoided for as long as possible to avoid nipple confusion. Nipple confusion is a problem that arises when a breastfed baby is given an artificial (rubber or silicon) nipple and must try to learn to nurse both from his mother's breast and the bottle nipple."

8 Things Every Breastfeeding Mom Should Know Before Giving Birth

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Health Benefits of Greens

I have recently learned that leafy greens do a lot more for health than I knew about. Leafy greens like kale and spinach are the best source of the B vitamin folate. Beans are also a great source of folate. For folate eat greens and beans.

A recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that those with the highest folate levels, lose 8.5 times more weight when dieting. When folate levels drop, levels of obesity, heart disease, stroke, cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease and depression goes up.

Also studies show that as folate consumption goes up, the diseases of aging like cardiovascular disease, cancer and arthritis go down. Joel Fuhrman M.D. says that leafy greens have something else in them, other than folate, that prevents plaque from forming on the arteries. They help to make the inner lining of the arteries more resistant to plaque. The plaque clogs the arteries leading to heart attacks and strokes.

I have seen a couple of articles that say that kale is the new beef. Kale tastes so good if you add tahini to it as or with a dressing. Tahini is sesame seed butter. I add to the tahini a little lemon juice, olive oil and raw apple cider vinegar-- all good for health. I cannot emphasize enough how good this combination tastes since I am not a big lover of salads usually. You can even add some raw sunflower seeds. If you are not a big eater of seeds or nuts, just add them to your salad.

In vitamin supplements folate is called folic acid or vitamin B9. But folic acid is an artificial form of folate. Also folic acid (pteroylglutamic acid) is a substance forming only a very minor component of the folates in unfortified food. Folic acid is dangerous to your health.

Now if someone said this to me I would ask "who says this?" This is according to Joel Fuhrman M.D. He has spent decades treating people with fasting and a change of diet instead of using drugs (medications).

Here is an article about him being on the Dr. Oz TV show explaining how Medications Do Not Really Work. Medications or drugs are very profitable and the purpose of medicine in our society is to make money. He says to not take multi-vitamin supplements that contain folic acid. He says:
Folic acid supplementation is dangerous – especially for pregnant women.
Folic acid is chemically different from dietary folate, which results in differences in uptake and processing of these two substances by the cells in the intestinal wall. 
 According to American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, taking supplemental folic acid increases your chance of getting breast cancer by 20 -- 30%. Another study showed that taking folic acid supplements increases men's chances of getting prostate cancer by 163%. Women do not get prostate cancer since they do not have a prostate, but men can get breast cancer.

They did a 6 year study in Norway and found that patients taking a folic acid supplement were 43% more likely to die of cancer. Pregnant women taking folic acid supplementation increases chances of childhood asthma by 26% according to a study done. His article above has the references to all of these studies and more.

Although it is even more dangerous to take iron supplements. They have killed many babies. To learn why iron supplements are so bad for your health see The Essential Supplements and the Dangerous Ones.

Trader Joe's food markets have an organic herb salad mix (all organic). It has in it dill, frisee, arugula, radiccchio, romaine, oak leaf, Lollo Rosa, tango, red & green chard, mizuna, parsley, and cilantro.

Then there is kale which is the new beef, spinach, collard greens, turnip greens and a lot more. My neighbor told me that I can have the radishes growing in his yard and told me to take the whole plant. I checked and saw the greens from radish plants are edible. So I ate some raw radish greens in my salad and also cooked some. It tasted much better than spinach but it may be because they were grown with compost and freshly picked.

The Healthy Benefits of Leafy Greens

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Foods That Prevent Disease-- GOMBBS

This is a great article by Joel Fuhrman M.D. He is one of the country's leading experts on nutrition and the best expert in the country on not eating or fasting. He graduated University of Pennsylvania Medical School. This was the first medical school in the country making UPenn the first universtiy in the country. Harvard was the first college in the country.

He created the nutritarain diet and the ANDI scale of foods that is used by Whole Foods markets. On Youtube there is a video of Dr Oz introducing Dr Fuhrman as the country's expert on losing weight.

GOMBBS: Greens, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, Beans and Seeds

It says:
Also, several leafy greens and other green vegetables (such as bok choy, broccoli and kale) belong to the cruciferous family of vegetables. Vegetables contain protective micronutrients and phytochemicals, but cruciferous vegetables have a unique chemical composition. They contain glucosinolates, and when their cell walls are broken by blending, chopping or chewing, a chemical reaction converts glucosinolates to isothiocyanates (ITCs) -- compounds with a variety of potential anti-cancer effects. Because different ITCs can work in different locations in the cell and on different molecules, they can have combined additive effects, working synergistically to remove carcinogens, reduce inflammation, neutralize oxidative stress, inhibit angiogenesis (the process by which tumors acquire a blood supply) and help kill cancer cells.

Consuming mushrooms regularly has been associated with decreased risk of breast, stomach and colorectal cancers. In one recent Chinese study, women who ate at least 10 grams of fresh mushrooms each day (about one mushroom per day) had a 64 percent decreased risk of breast cancer. Even more dramatic protection was gained by women who ate 10 grams of mushrooms and drank green tea daily -- an 89 percent decrease in risk for premenopausal women, and 82 percent for postmenopausal women.

White, cremini, Portobello, oyster, shiitake, maitake and reishi mushrooms all have anti-cancer properties -- some have been shown to be anti-inflammatory, stimulate the immune system, prevent DNA damage, slow cancer cell growth, cause programmed cancer cell death and inhibit angiogenesis [creation of new blood vessels by cancer growths].

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Method of MDs Reduces Breast Cancer by 90%

October is breast cancer awareness month. Medical doctors have a method or procedure to prevent breast cancer. In a study, it showed that it reduced the number of women getting breast cancer by 90%. This means that out of 10 women that would have gotten breast cancer, only 1 woman will get it if they use this preventative method.

So that is very significant. But I feel that if it were 2% or 3% (2 or 3 out of 100) that would get it, then that would be pretty good but 10% is too high. But that is what it showed it to be-- reducing breast cancer by 90% instead of reducing cancer by 97% or 98%.

So what is this method that reduces breast cancer by 90% and why haven't you heard of it? Maybe you have heard of it. Women who are at a high risk of getting breast cancer are getting this procedure done.

It is called prophylactic bilateral mastectomy or bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. Prophylactic means preventative. Bilateral means both sides. Mastectomy is when you cut off the breast. So it means cutting off both of them before the woman gets breast cancer. Susan G Koman for the Cure says:

Studies suggest that prophylactic bilateral mastectomy can lower the risk of breast cancer in women at high risk by 90 percent or more [203-208].

But if you see a previous post Vitamin D and Breast Cancer, you will see that a Doctor of Pubic Health, I mean a Doctor of Public Health, Cedric Garland, says that enough vitamin D (lifeguard levels) will "virtually eradicate breast cancer." Virtually would mean more than 90%.

Also that webpage has a link to this page, Cancer Treatment and Cancer Prevention, that is a lot more reading. But it goes into much more detail about vitamin D and breast cancer including quotes from Johns Hopkins, Harvard and others. I just found another medical doctor online, that has a website on this blog website, a subdomain of this domain. It is Robert Baker MD Health Newsletter (update on vitamin D).

Robert Baker says:
Hyper-proliferation of cells is what occurs with cancer. Vitamin D has repeatedly been shown to prevent this. Many large studies have now shown that various types of cancers are associated with very low vitamin D levels. In a well publicized cancer study that spanned 8 years, the lowest levels of vitamin D were associated with the worst outcome and highest mortality in breast cancer.

Vitamin D could have a profound effect on health care expenditures; it has been called a national health care plan in itself. It makes sense that Vitamin D is so basic to life and health. Scientists agree that life began near the equator. Early humans had unlimited access to sunlight, and didn’t have sunscreen or a wardrobe, so at one time humans’ vitamin D levels were very high.

The understanding of the importance of Vitamin D remains the most important preventive medicine development in over a century.
Also the above mentioned website, Cancer Treatment and Cancer Prevention, besides going into greater detail about vitamin D, also tells about many other things that can reduce your chances of getting breast cancer like weight reduction or weight loss (losing weight), getting exercise and details on what to eat and not to eat.

Like you can be drinking green tea all day and that will reduce your risk of getting cancer, especially breast cancer. Research shows that this will have side effects like helping you to lose excess weight and reducing your chances of getting Alzheimer's disease. Also you can be consuming the spice tumeric to reduce your chances of getting cancer.

Tumeric has the phytochemical curcumin in it that is also sold as a supplement. Curcumin is a phytochemical just like lycopene in tomatoes, resveratrol in grapes and wine, hesperidin in citrus fruits, quercetin in tea and apples, ellagic acid in walnuts, strawberries and grapes and catechins in tea, grapes and cocoa (chocolate) .

Note that has an article saying that orange juice lowers high blood pressure due to the hesperidin in it. After the the radiation accident in Japan articles listed what was good to protect you from radiation and hesperidin was one of them. Phytochemicals are chemicals in plant foods that can improve the health of people in many different ways. There are thousands of them and 900 have been identified already.

Note that a new study, Clear Brain Plaques with This Nutrient, says that both vitamin D and tumeric reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease. But first read the blog post on vitamin D and breast cancer to just get an idea of this. Green tea and tumeric are the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods. This type of food prevents lifestyle diseases that get worse with aging like cardiovascular problems, heart disease, arthritis and cancer.

Then when you have more time, you can go to the website with much more information on vitamin D and also goes into a lot of detail about cancer and diet with different sources of where this information came from. So Dr Cedric Garland is saying that the vitamin D can virtually eradicate breast cancer but I give more information to increase your odds even more of avoiding breast cancer.

Some of that information comes from the book Anticancer (2008). It is about a doctor that got cancer and then the doctors cured it. But then it came back again just like with Steve Jobs who had his pancreatic cancer cured in 2004 and then recently died from it and also John Edwards wife.

So this doctor researched it on his own and made lifestyle changes. Then his cancer was cured and after he was free of cancer for 15 years wrote this book. His book also covered the cancer mind and that people with a type C personality are more likely to get cancer.