Feel free to contact us at theherbdoctor@yahoo.com or call 719-930-1829. Patients are seen at The Klein Holistic Center by The Herb Doctor herself, Dr. Tiffani Huckels.

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue I’m always tired…what can I do?

I have been studying health and wellness since 1995 and this is a complaint I hear from over 90% of my patients when they first come into our office. They all suffer from a lack of energy, and the question is how do they get their energy back? I don’t blame them for wanting to feel more vigorous, I think all of us could use a little more pep in our step.

I have a habit of constantly observing people everywhere I go, airports, grocery stores, gyms, malls, restaurants, etc. and I am seeing the same thing not just in my clients but in everyone….

They look like they are dragging a 100 lb weight behind them.

This blows my mind! How can everyone look so tired and run down all the time? It took me several years of studying to uncover the main culprits of chronic fatigue, and I did not find it in my postgraduate medical textbooks.

If you look back in the medical text books from ten or fifteen years ago (I did) you will not see anything on chronic fatigue. How could that be? This “dis-ease” known as Chronic Fatigue did not exist as little as fifteen years ago! I had to discover what was so different now compared to ten or fifteen years ago.

I quickly eliminated several factors. Our nationwide chronic fatigue problems could not be due to a lack of doctors, hospitals, or prescription drugs. Why? Because we have more doctors, more hospitals and more drugs available to us now than at any other time in history, and we have more of these resources than any other nation in the world! Yet our disease and sickness rates are still climbing higher and higher each year. Did you know that the US is ranked 37th out of 39 countries in the world in the overall health of our population?

Then it hit me…I know the reason why so many people are suffering from chronic fatigue, and the reason is…

No one has told you how to be healthy and reclaim your energy. Health really is a very simple concept we have just been lead to believe it’s not. You must restore purity and rebuild your body’s resources and remove the buildup of toxins in your body. There are three concepts you must follow if you want to restore health and re-energize your body. You must…

  1. Eat well
  2. Think well
  3. Move well

If you did all three things at the same time for a period of time…you could not beat health and energy off with a stick.

I am going to focus on what I have researched and found to be the most important aspect of overcoming chronic fatigue. These recommendations are based on careful study of multiple clinical research articles, and my own functional medicine testing and results. Reversing your health starts first with your nutrition. After reading case study after case study, I have found that the three main factors contributing to chronic fatigue are dysfunction in three vital systems:

  1. Liver (toxicity/stress)
  2. GI (colon/digestive tract)
  3. Adrenal stress or dysfunction (over or under functioning adrenal glands.)

There are three critical steps to get your liver, GI and adrenals back to health and I have condensed the necessary steps to overcome chronic fatigue in my FREE four page report Winning the Battle Against Chronic Fatigue.

My purpose is to provide you with the information necessary to restore health and wellness to your life. I am tired of seeing sick and suffering people who have lost their hope, that is why I will send you my report FREE of charge just e mail me at theherbdoctor@yahoo.com to receive your free digital copy of this breakthrough report. I have to warn you the side effect of following these recommendations will not only be increased energy but significant weight loss has also been reported.

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Fun and Easy Tips For Enhancing the Detox

1. Drink 1 cup of hot water with 1/4 lemon and 2 pinches of cayenne pepper first thing upon waking (on an empty stomach). is very simple but you would be amazed how many people say they can’t live without it once they start!
2. Use a ‘dry brush’ to massage your entire body before getting into the shower. Use a circular motion and work towards the heart. Then shower or bathe. Facilitates circulation and toxic elimination through the skin.
Take a warm bath with Epsom salt added to soothe, relax and detox. Additionally you may rub on the salt with a warm, wet washcloth in bath or shower. Very invigorating.
3. Jump on a rebounder (mini trampoline) for 3-5 minutes at a time. This shakes up your whole body and is particularly useful stimulating your lymph drainage system, thereby moving those toxins OUT!
4. Try your own ‘hydrotherapy’ in the shower by alternating hot/cold. This stimulates circulation and your immune system. You can also do a sauna/cold shower/sauna etc., if you belong to a gym. Not for the squeamish! But it is very invigorating! You’ll feel like a million bucks when you’re done. Of course, just a sauna and a shower are beneficial as well.

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Living A Detox Lifestyle

Detoxification is a continuous physiologic process that your body depends on for survival.
There are complex cellular detoxification mechanisms that are constantly at work for you
all day, every day. Natural and synthetic chemicals are processed by this complex system of
cells, organs, and organ systems to keep you healthy in the face of a virtually constant
barrage of toxic material. Our program is an excellent tool to improve your detoxification
in the short term. The following suggestions will help you keep your body’s toxic burden
low and your detox mechanisms working for the long haul.

Notes on Plastic
Heating foods in plastic releases harmful chemicals.
You should never heat food in plastic…use glass or
ceramic instead.

Skin Brushing
To aid in lymphatic drainage, use a dry, natural fiber
shower brush or loofah to massage your entire body
before you shower or bathe. Start at the toes, and
gently scrub using circular motions toward your heart.

Clean Water
Public tap water is often contaminated. Drink and
cook with only pure filtered water and consider adding
a filter to your shower.

Microwave Ovens
Although the convenience of microwaves is
indisputable, this method of heating can disrupt
chemical linkages in otherwise healthy foods and
decrease the nutritional value. Heat on a stovetop or
oven whenever possible and use a cast iron pan. Avoid
Teflon and synthetic non-stick coatings.

Exercise
One of the best ways to increase your metabolic
activity is to simply use your body. Daily exercise has
innumerable benefits including building lean muscle
mass which helps you burn more calories at rest.
Consider jumping on a mini trampoline for 3-5
minutes a day to give a boost to your health and
vitality. Sweating also releases toxins.

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Protandim® as a tool to fight inflammation in the body

In September, 2009, LifeVantage was granted a patent for Protandim® as a method for lowering the amount of C-reactive protein in the body. C-reactive protein is widely considered by doctors and researchers as an indicator of the amount of inflammation present in the body. Elevated base levels of C-reactive protein are considered risk factors for diabetes (high blood sugar), hypertension (high blood pressure), and cardiovascular (heart) disease. This patent further underscores the actions of Protandim® as a tool against not only oxidative stress, but also inflammation. This is the third patent for Protandim®.

Protandim® as an effective natural therapy for chronic pain

Glutathione - a Natural anti-inflammatory antioxidant enzyme - is produced by your body, and works extremely well as an anti-inflammatory for joint pain, when you are young.

However, the Older you get, the less Glutathione your body makes. Your body’s production of this perfect protein drops with age, in every case. The question then becomes, “How do you get your aging body to start producing Glutathione again, and help alleviate the chronic pain that often accompanies aging?”

Glutathione pills and juices are not the answer. They’re ineffective. Glutathione is a protein that gets digested as normal food, and never makes it into your system. Protandim® offers you a solution validated by scientific research that activates your own cells’ DNA to produce 300% more Glutathione in your body. Protandim’s® effectiveness is clinically proven and patented, as a natural anti-inflammatory.

For more information visit http://www.mylifevantage.com/healme or call 719-930-1829

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Having A Pregnancy With Fibroids - The Impact Of Fibroids On Pregnancy

If you are considering starting a family, this can be both an exciting and yet worrying time. If you know that you have fibroids, this can add an extra burden of worry in addition to those felt by all would-be parents.

For most,getting pregnant with fibroids may not be as big an issue as you are expecting. You will be pleased to know that the majority of women with fibroid tumors do go on to have normal, healthy pregnancies, followed by a normal delivery. However, it cannot be denied that problems can occur in a small number of cases.

Having uterine fibroids is not a “natural” state. It is undeniably a sign that something is wrong within the body. Therefore, if you are aware that you have uterine fibroids and are hoping to conceive, it may be sensible to explore your options to get rid of your fibroids naturally. Surgery or hormonal treatment would rarely be recommended art this crucial time, but natural treatments to shrink fibroid tumors can be very beneficial for your overall good health.

Many women prepare their bodies for pregnancy by eating a healthy diet, exercising more, having health checks and perhaps taking appropriate vitamin and mineral supplements. Taking steps to shrink your %fibroids to minimize the possibility of fibroids having any possible negative impact makes perfect sense.

For some,getting pregnant with fibroids can be difficult if your uterine fibroids are in a position which obstructs the passage of sperm, for example at the entrance to the fallopian tubes or just inside the cervix. In a small number of women who have submucosal fibroid tumors, these can distort the uterine cavity making implantation impossible, or they can sometimes cause a very early miscarriage. In pregnancies which are progressing normally, problems can occasionally occur closer to delivery. A larger fibroid may bring birth forward by 2 or 3 weeks or may bring about the need for a cesarean if the fibroid is low down and partially obstructing the cervix.

Fibroids are a condition which respond very well to natural remedies and they are an ideal condition to treat because as they are so rarely life-threatening. It makes complete sense to try out a natural treatment for fibroid tumors before resorting to surgery or any of the hormonal drugs which can cause their own side effects. In the case of pregnancy, most women want to ensure that they are giving themselves and their baby the best possible chances and naturally, a fibroid-free environment is best for both.

To learn more about the effects of getting pregnant with fibroids, you may like to visit my website, getting pregnant with fibroids

For details of the all-natural 7 Step Plan for shrinking fibroids, please visit Shrink fibroid tumors There you will find comprehensive information about various treatments and solutions as well as how uterine fibroids and fertility issues can be connected.

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The Potentially Dangerous Side Effects Of Steroids

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You’ve been going to the gym everyday and working your butt off. You drink protein shakes, eat loads of chicken, and see some muscle gain. Your happy. Then you notice the new guy at gym is getting big real fast. He only started 3 months ago and he’s putting on size like there’s no tomorrow. What the???

Obviously he’s on roids and your starting to wonder whether you should chuck in the towel or jump on the train. It’s tempting. Why work so hard when you’re only going to see mediocre results compared to the other guy.

Steroids obviously work, but are they worth it? And are they guaranteed?

The Technical Mumbo Jumbo:

Hundreds of distinct steroids have been identified in plant, animals, and fungi. The steroids associated with muscle growth are called anabolic steroids.

Anabolic steroids are a class of natural and synthetic steroid hormones that promote cell growth and division of tissue and bone. They not only effect muscle tissue but various other organs as well. Testosterone is the most potent natural anabolic steroid.

Testosterone is primarily secreted in the testicals of males and the ovaries of females. It is the principal male sex hormone. On average, the adult male body produces about twenty times the amount of testosterone of an adult female’s body.

Testosterone naturally increases in males at puberty and causes these effects:

- Increased libido and erection frequency
- Pubic hair extends to thighs and up toward umbilicus
- Facial hair (sideburns, beard, mustache)
- Chest hair, periareolar hair, perianal hair
- Increased tendency for violence or aggressive
- Subcutaneous fat in face decreases
- Increased muscle strength and mass
- Deepening of voice
- Growth of the adam’s apple
- Growth of spermatogenic tissue in testes, male fertility
- Growth of jaw, brow, chin, nose, and remodeling of facial bone contours
- Shoulders widen and rib cage expands

The Risks:

The side effects of using anabolic steroids vary depending on the type of drug, dosage, duration of use and individual sensitivity and response.

To be straight with you, there are more stories and myths about steroid effects than you can poke a stick at. But some of the more common and documented effects include severe acne, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, impotence, and mood swings.

So if you think you can handle that, then you’re all set… Well, not really.

Besides the shrunken testicals, people who take large doses (like what’s needed for muscle gain) can lose control of their emotions and become irritable and really aggressive. Little things can make them hysterically angry. This is what is called “roid rage”.

A case study published in the Australian Medical Journal (165:222-26) reviewed the evidence concerning the effects of anabolic steroids on the mind.

The case centered on a 29-year-old bodybuilder who beat his wife to death using a weapon described as a claw hammer. While he committed this horrific act, his four children were in another part of the house. He then shot himself in the head. Before this incident, his home life had been described as ??happy.??

This man had used steroids off and on for years, and seven weeks before the murder, he had used a steroid stack consisting of Winstrol-V and sustanon, both injectable steroids. A later urine test showed that he also used Valium, a muscle relaxant and anti-anxiety drug.

This doesn’t mean if you take steroids you are going to lose it and become an angry incredible hulk. But it definitely rings warning bells.

More Bad News - The problems don’t stop when you stop taking roids either. People who use steroids can develop a dependence on them. That means they will go through withdrawal when they stop using. They can feel sick to their stomach, have headaches, sweat a lot, feel dizzy and be depressed.

Also, They are illegal - (In case you were wondering):

Steroids are legal for use by veterinarians and doctors but it is illegal to sell or buy them on the street. When steroids are sold on the street or in a gym, they are often mixed with other things which only increases your risks.

Steroids are also banned from amateur sports like the Olympics and most professional sports. Several Olympic athletes have lost their medals after they were tested and found to have used steroids to bulk up.

Are they Guaranteed:

Steroids are going to increase your muscle mass - Hands Down.

That doesn’t necessarily mean your chest and biceps are going to pop out of your shirt first. There are some cases where users experienced very little gain on their chest and massive gain on their shoulders and traps. Who else wants to become the next hunchback? Not me.

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Find Out Important Advice About Tea

The ghastly news is that tea, the enormous British beverage, is just as bad as coffee. It contains roughly 70 mg of caffeine per cup and just about 100 mg per mug. Conversely, it also contains tannin, an extra nasty, which stops the assimilation of nutrients, zinc and iron in particular. Similar to coffee, tea is addicitve for many people and can also cause unpleasant side effects such as constipation.

Drinking tea with a meal will shrink the assimilation of iron from vegan sources by one-third, whereas a glass of fresh orange juice, full in vitamin C, would boost the iron absorption two-fold. Vegetarians and vegans need their irontherefore they must not drink too tea or they will seriously deplete their iron reserves.

Let us now then examine what alternatives there are for people.

Herbal teas Weight Loss Tablet are a respectable alternate. As opposed to traditional Indian or Chinese leaf tea, the majority of the natural variants are free of caffeine and tannin, and can be both detoxifying and soothing. A excellent natural tea ?look-alike? is Rooibosch Eleven O?Clock tea, known as Rooi tea or Redbush in Australia and New Zealand, which looks just like normal tea when ended with milk. Furthermore it has been shown to relax muscles and even help sick babies.

Interestingly, people seem to enjoy it far more than normal tea when they start to drink it regularly. Also please be aware that there are a lot of other natural teas for people to consume, so make sure that you check them out. Our Diet Pills current best are Milfords Raspberry and Ginseng tea, Fennel, Lemon Verbena, and Mixed Berry tea.

So that’s it with fizzy drinks but what about pop and soda?

Until very recently we only had to really worry about cola based drinks, , unfortunatley the reality is thar there is a massive variety of fizzy drinks to choose from.

Apart from caffeine there is also sugar to take into account, going on 8 teaspoons per can of cola, or the chemical substitutes, and other additives. Alas many youthful people get hooked on these drinks early on in life as the ?ad men? would have them believe the drinks are ?cool? and will augment their look.

We are all a large amount better off with Natural Appetite Suppressants the good variants of fizzy drink, which mercifully are given huge space on our supermarket shelves. Appletise, Ame, and Irish Spring are all good quality examples. Or you can simply dilute some fruit juice with some fizzy bottled water yourself.

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Minerals - Essential To Optimum Health. Find Out More Info

First and foremost you need to bear in mind that the human body needs at least 90 nutrients to maintain optimum health, including a minimum of 59 minerals and 16 vitamins. The other point that is worth to be mentioned about is that at present, a maximum of 23 minerals are present, which is why nutritionists representing governments around the world claim that only 13 minerals are needed for our well-being with perhaps another 10 giving some benefit. Actually, it could be said that this is clearly the hypothesis with no real basis. You would probably want to ask here what about the other 60+ minerals? All life on Earth evolved in the presence of all the minerals, so why do we not need them all nowadays?

It will be useful for you to find out that minerals are inorganic substances which exist naturally in the earth, many of which are vital to the growth and production of bones, blood, teeth, hair, nerves and skin. It should be besides pointed out that these minerals are known as “vital” nutrients, which are: calcium, fluorine, copper, iodine, iron, chromium, magnesium, molybdenum, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, potassium, selenium and zinc.

So, why do we need it? Well the point is that all of us need significant quantities of essential macrominerals (for example, calcium), such that they are usually measured in milligrams, and we require minute quantities of essential trace minerals (for example, selenium), which are usually measured in micrograms.

It is also useful for you to remember that a single mineral does not work in isolation, rather, they are needed as synergistic elements to support physical health. The truth is that they work best in association with all other minerals and trace minerals, the way they are found in unrefined whole foods.

Are they necessary?

To provide you with more understanding of the subject and give the answer to this question it should be mentioned that these minerals are necessary since they critical for the production of vitamins, enzymes and hormones in the body, as well as proper blood circulation, cellular integrity, fluid regulation, muscle contraction, nerve transmission, and energy production. To go into more details there is a need to add that these minerals work synergistically with each other and with other nutrients, such that any deficiency or overabundance of any mineral can cause disease.

It will be besides useful for you to bear in mind that vital minerals are found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, meats and dairy products, however, most of the soil in which our produce is grown has long been depleted of these nutritive minerals. Actually, commercial fertilizer is well known to contain three primary minerals yet there are hundreds necessary for soil to be as fertile as to allow plant life to produce the minerals we need for optimum health.

That is the reason why, depending on local soil content and farming methods, amounts of vital minerals in our produce may vary widely. You should as well to pay attention to the fact that that there is a common opinion that organic farming methods preserve and replenish the necessary soil nutrients for healthy levels of these minerals in agricultural produce. It is also worth for you to bear in mind that there are some minerals that may be obtained from our water supply, but amounts there are also widely varied and often unknown.

To conclude it should be added that the cooking and processing of food besides compromises mineral availability and absorption, where lots of naturally occurring minerals are removed. It is actually essential for you to keep in mind that a daily mineral supplement, although not a substitute for a healthy diet, can help to make certain that you get the mineral essential to the most positive health results.

Read about Multivitamin Mineral Supplements, Nutritional Wellness and Health and Wellness Product.

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Weight Loss For Couch Potatoes - Don’t Get Up, I’ll Explain…

*** You’re fat and you know it! Now I’m going to tell you something you don’t already know.

You think you already know why you’re fat but you don’t. You think it’s because you just don’t have enough time and motivation to exercise. You think it’s because you love food and don’t quite have enough willpower to cut back sufficiently. You don’t have a clue!

The real reason you’re gaining weight is going to shock you: it’s because you have the mind of a well-trained athlete. Don’t laugh quite yet. Have you ever noticed how fast athletes gain weight when they retire from competition? It’s freakish. The same reason that athletes are good at sports later causes them to bloat — they have especially “trainable” subconscious minds. If you understand the mechanism then you can learn to control your weight without diet, suffering or an inhuman exercise schedule.

*** Weight Loss and your Athletic Mind

Before I continue, I should say that it is true: the immediate cause of weight-gain is what you eat and how you live. I’m not preaching any pseudo-science here. However, controlling what you eat and how you live is elusively difficult and I will show you why. If you think you can change your behavior pattern with sheer willpower — then you just haven’t really tried yet.

Sure, you and I pride ourselves in being rational adults, in control of our choices and our destiny. But that’s just a load of crap. In truth, we rarely ever do anything that brings us discomfort in the short run. You think otherwise? Go take a straight-cold shower just to prove who is in control. Go without solid food for two days. It won’t hurt you, but it will make your body angry. And the fact of the matter is that we are usually slaves to response patterns established by our bodies. Sorry but it’s true.

*** The Key to Controlling your Body is to Control Your Mind

Training your body is all about training your mind. We’re not talking calculus here, we’re talking about your sub-conscious mind — where deep emotions, established patterns, habit and instant responses live. You are a trinity of sorts, 1) a lazy body, 2) a clever and fickle conscious mind and 3) a lumbering but steady subconscious that does most of the work around here.

You probably know already that the subconscious mind provides emotional responses to reinforce “good” behavior (like eating pizza) — but what you might not know is that the subconscious is also responsible for all athletic ability. Even the simple stuff like walking or typing is a constant interaction of conscious commands and unconscious responses. For example, when you learn to shoot a basketball, what you are actually doing is using the conscious mind to burn in a pattern which develops into a subconscious skill-set. When you’ve truly mastered a move, you “no longer have to think about it”. If you’re still thinking about the mechanics of a dance step — it’s a sign that you have not “learned it” yet. That is, your subconscious cannot yet take over. Once you have “learned” the skill, your conscious mind need only call out the command and the subconscious does the action.

To better understand your psychology, let’s liken your mind to a couple animals: imagine a Chimp riding on the back of an Elephant. The subconscious mind is like a slow dumb strong elephant while your conscious mind is like the clever fast chimp.

Chimp (conscious mind)
———————-
Fast
Clever
Creative
Forgetful
Thinks he’s in control

Elephant (subconscious)
———————–
Slow
Not creative
Slow learner with a vast memory
Awesome reflexes (ok so the metaphor’s not perfect)
Usually in control

*** The Willpower Myth

The nice thing about this little metaphor is that it allows me to point out the absurdity of the whole concept of “willpower” in the sense of the conscious mind overwhelming the subconscious with a show of brute force. Seriously, just imagine the chimp wresting the elephant. Where’s the “brute force” of the chimp? The elephant’s just going to sit on him and the game is over. That, by the way, is exactly where every diet ends when supported by willpower alone. The subconscious is a powerful part of your mind. You can control it through persuasion but not with brute force.

*** The Elephant, the Stick and the String

In Indonesia, elephants are used in construction work because they are so powerful and yet obedient. All day long the elephant moves hundreds of tons of stone and wood and at night he taken to his bed of straw and tied up. Do you know how big the rope is required to hold an elephant? It’s just a little string tied to a stick driven into the ground.

You see, when the elephant was very young, he was tied with the same stick and string — and he was too little to pull free. For the rest of his life, he remembers this and never questions the superior strength of the little stick and string. Think about it.

What are you really capable of? To be blunt, you have no idea. Your limitations are defined by childhood experience — and bear no relation to your adult capabilities. Like the elephant, you are emotionally tethered by childhood ideas. Most of your adult personality is just a protective cage built by a scared child. What would you give to have the power to redefine yourself?

Now for the good news: you’re not just an elephant, you’re also part chimp! That could have sounded better but never mind. Your mind has a small, clever, conscious aspect that gives you the ability to reprogram your entire mind. That’s right, your conscious mind (the chimp) has the ability to completely re-write and take control of your entire mental reality.

This ability defines humans — it makes us the most flexible animals on earth and it allows us to train our minds to do amazing things. From playing concert piano to extreme sports, the vast power of the mind is tapped by this uniquely human capability.

*** Ok, so what does all this have to do with weight loss?

Remember, the elephant learns and repeats patters of behavior that are taught to it — so the real question is “how to teach the subconscious”. Here’s the simple single trick that people need to understand. If you understand this simple principle then you can be the master of your own mind. You will also understand why our educational system doesn’t work (but that’s another article entirely).

Our subconscious mind ignores most of what we tell it because we bark at it in the wrong language. The language of the subconscious mind is EMOTION. Using the barometer of our emotion, the subconscious mind is able to determine the importance of any particular behavior. For example, say that you’re trying to learn a new skill. You’re working hard to learn but you are not enjoying the task and your emotions are saying “this sucks, I wish I were elsewhere, how much longer is this going to take?” Well, it’s going to take a lot longer because you’re broadcasting to your subconscious mind the message “ignore this activity, just move along, there’s nothing to see here.” What was your emotional state, and how easily did you learn in high school?

It may not feel like it but you’re in full control of your conscious emotions. And this is the fundamental method of programming the subconscious mind. It is, without a doubt, a form of natural hypnosis. Whereas traditional hypnosis works by moving aside the conscious mind, emotional programming works by using the conscious mind - but to the same effect.

Now for the dark side: remember how I mentioned that have three aspects? Body, conscious and subconscious? Well, as it turns out, your body is busy programming your subconscious mind all the time. For example, you’re hungry so you bite into a slice of thick cheesy pizza — at which point your body screams out (on an emotional level) “this is good activity, very very good activity”. Food cravings are actually subconscious patterns based on years of such programming.

*** Thankfully, the mind is fully re-programmable.

Now that you understand the basic mechanics of programming your mind, you can put it into practice right away. What you are going to do is to replace food cravings with exercise cravings. This technique is fun and very powerful because, rather than working against years of food programming, you’re going to do some mental Ju-Jitsu and simply translate an existing food craving into a desire for exercise. Magic? It’s better!

It’s quite simple: first of all you’re going to stop eating for a while (non-sugared drinks are ok). This is not a diet plan, we’re not yet trying to lose weight. We’re just trying to stimulate a hunger response. Now, when you begin to feel the initial sense of hunger, do this:

Breathe in deeply, relax, and feel the hunger — then don’t think of food. Instead, imagine yourself doing sit-ups and absolutely loving it. That’s right, visualize yourself hungry and doing sit-ups and let a feeling of joy and satisfaction flood over you. Then return to whatever you were doing.

In a few minutes, when the next pang of hunger comes, repeat this mental exercise. Keep it up for an hour or so and then go have a light snack. While you are eating (especially while you are eating) visualize yourself doing sit-ups and loving it. Associate in your imagination hunger, food, situps and joy.

*** Hunger, Food, Sit-ups and Joy? He’s Crazy

Perhaps, but what you are doing is linking a desirable behavior to a very well established response pattern. You will be amazed at how you can use this technique to stimulate a deep urge to do sit-ups. The mind is truly amazing.

By the way, after a few days go ahead and give into the urge to do some sit-ups. As you exercise, make sure to continue the emotional feedback by “letting” yourself enjoy exercise. If you feel yourself not enjoying the process, take control of your emotions right away or stop exercising. It’s not worth sabotaging your work to burn a few extra calories.

Don’t push your body, push your mind! Your mind is the only gymnasium that really matters. Eventually, your mind will push your body and you will be able to enjoy the process.

I remember several years ago when I first experimented with this technique. As I started craving situps, I realized that doing situps would physically relieve any sense of hunger for an hour or so. I thought I had stumbled upon the strangest diet plan ever, the “silly, happy, situp diet”. But really, what I had discovered was the ability to consciously sublimate deep cravings to accomplish a desired objective. If you’re interested in exploring this technique I strongly suggest you download a self-hypnosis MP3 audio called “Appetite Zapper”. It will step you through the process of taking complete control of food cravings:

Appetite Zapper MP3: http://weight-loss.wendi.com

The mind is amazing but it just doesn’t come with a user’s manual. Most of the time it works pretty well on autopilot so we rarely learn to pop the hood and explore its full potential. That’s a shame because most of what we want in life — success, happiness, health, good relationships, the satisfaction of achievement — these things are all within our reach and the only thing holding us back is, you guessed it, a string and a stick.

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Weight Loss - Which Is Better, High Or Low Intensity Exercises?

Copyright 2006 Eva Moffat

High Intensity Exercise or Low Intensity Exercise, which will help you lose weight quicker?

Let us first talk about what is Low Intensity Exercise and what would be considered High Intensity.

A brisk walk comes under the category of Low Intensity Exercise, while a run would be considered High Intensity; this is when your heart beats faster.

During High Intensive exercise, your body burns Glycogen. Glycogen is a substance that is made up of carbohydrates and is stored in your liver and muscles. So when you need a burst of energy the Glycogen will be converted to energy and is readily available.

Some Scientists reported that you could burn body fat by doing Low Intensive exercise. So immediately, people changed their exercise routine and started doing Low Intensive exercises.

But the Low Intensive exercises are apparently not working too well, you just have to look around you at the still overweight people who despite doing their exercises regularly are not losing weight. Why is this?

Let?s look at the facts as we know them:

What Is The Difference Between Burning Body Fat and Burning Calories?

The Scientists realised that during Low Intensity Exercise such as walking or a leisurely swim, the body burns more fat.

They also found that although a Low Intensity Exercise may help you lose weight, doing High Intensity Exercises helped build muscles. Often when on a slimming diet, you will not seem to be losing weight; this is because you are building muscles instead.

People are inclined to mistake muscles for fat yet this is not true. I?m not talking about bulging biceps but muscles when well toned help keep the body working efficiently. So a muscular body could be a sign of good health.

However, when running you would be burning more Calories. It is good to burn calories. When you eat, you are taking into your body calories. Therefore to lose weight you must burn more calories per day than you take in with your food.

So if you do Low Intensity Exercises, that will burn body fat, after you have finished exercising and cooled down, that will be it. In other words no further benefit to you.

If you compare this to doing High Intensity Exercises, you will burn Calories and increase your metabolism. Even after you have finished with your workout, you will still be losing body fat for hours afterwards.

We talked about Glycogen earlier; when you exercise you use up some of your Glycogen stores. This means that to top up your Glycogen stores, when you eat the Carbohydrates will be converted to Glycogen instead of Body Fat.

How To Get The Best of Both Worlds

Low Intensity Exercise or High Intensity Exercise, both have advantages. But people on Low Intensity Exercises are inclined to NOT lose weight or go on to yo-yo dieting, when your weight will go up and down, hence the term yo-yo dieting.

Why not do both High and Low Intensity Exercises at the same time?

You could start off by taking a brisk walk for say 5 minutes, this is the Low Intensive Exercise, then run for 5 minutes, and this is the High Intensive Exercise. When you are breathless and your heart is pumping, slow down and start walking briskly again. This is called Interval Training. So if you keep alternately walking and running for a minute at a time, you will be doing yourself and your body a great deal of good.

Do this Interval Training 5 times a week and you will soon see your body becoming lean and mean, with an improvement to the whole of your health.

Just to reminisce, my friend and I when we were late getting back to school would do this walk / run regime and it was amazing how quickly we reached school. But we didn?t know 55 years ago that it had a fancy title of ?Interval Training?.

If you want to lose weight, try alternating High Intensive Exercise with Low Intense Exercise. You will soon be losing weight and feeling great.

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