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Why People Get Fat

"People get fat because hormones signal their bodies to store a disproportionate share of the calories they consume as fat, which creates a fuel shortage at the cellular level, which ramps up appetite, which leads to eating more. Hormonal imbalances are the cause; eating more is the symptom." - Tom Naughton, health writer and creator of the documentary, "Fat Head"

You can read the rest of his entertaining post here.

One Way to Reduce Your Appetite

"Wheat, via exorphin effects, is an appetite stimulant. Eat a whole wheat bagel or bran muffin, you want another. You also want more of other foods. You also want something to eat every two hours due to widely-swinging insulin-glucose responses: blood sugar high followed by a sharp downturn that triggers a powerful impulse to eat (thus the cravings for a snack at 9 and 11 a.m. after a 7 a.m. breakfast).

If wheat is a stimulant of appetite, then removing it should yield reduced appetite and reduced calorie intake. That is precisely what happens." - Dr. William Davis, M.D.

"We realized we can have a life again."

How about this to grab your attention: Overcoming breast cancer without surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.

"Three years ago, I had breast cancer and overcame it with a living food diet," Patti Warren says. "The main thing with the diet was juicing twice a day and using lots of fresh vegetables. Following the routine was a full-time job. Everything I ate had to be specially cooked."

But it came with a price, says Patti.

"Turns out we didn't have a social life and no one wanted to invite us to dinner. It became difficult."

The 'we' includes her husband, Larry. They are from San Martin, California. They credit products from The AIM Companies™ for saving their social life.

Of course, the good news is overcoming breast cancer, thanks to the whole food diet. The bad news is it cost the Warrens the freedom of a normal life.

"Then we got all this info about AIM and we thought, 'Could this be the answer?' " Patti said. "We hav…

73 Year-Old Woman with a 20 Year-Old Body

Ernestine Shepherd is a seventy-three year-old body builder from Baltimore, Maryland. There's seemingly not an ounce of fat or sag on her. Interestingly, she wasn't always this way, as she did not begin to work out until she reached the ripe old age of sixty. To read more about Mrs. Shepherd, check out this article from ABC News.

The simple formula for good health and a lean body: Lift weights. Eat vegetables. Consume lean protein. Eat a limited amount fruit (mostly berries). Skip some meals (Intermediate Fasting).

Ernestine Shepherd is proof that with proper knowledge and a little effort, we can be healthy and fit at any age!

What is One Theory of the Causes Cancer?

"Cancer is likely a man-made disease caused primarily by toxic overload." - Dr. Joseph Mercola

My grandfather and father both died of cancer, so I have a particular interest in the subject. I want to do everything I can to make sure this dreaded disease doesn't happen to me.

The Slob Song

A musician named Steve Far immortalized the theory of weight gain in a song:

The Slob Song

Its a calorie and a calorie out, thats what they say with all their facts,
Trips to the gym, following the pyramid, but your just too damn fat,
Fruits and Veggies, breads and grains, starch and cereal, and stuff like that
lean, light, no fat, low fat, get outa the house, go run on a track

More sugar we got, more insulin we need,
The more resistant our body is,
Well thats more insulin our body needs,
Insulin the fat storing hormone

[ Chorus ]

Carbs turn to sugar,
Which enters your blood,
Higher the sugar the more insulin,
So don't forget the bottom of the pyramid,
Thats cereal, grains, rice and pasta

[ Chorus ]

To keep sugar down,
There's insulin there,
But organs are starving here,
You have to eat more,
So your fat enough,
To overcome insulin resistance

[ Chorus ]

Then one day body overworked,
You cannot produce enough insulin
diabetic, but all you need,
More insulin pumped in your blood stream

[ Chorus ]

You eat be…

The History of Medicine

2000 B.C. – "Here, eat this root."
1000 B.C. – "That root is heathen, say this prayer."
1850 A.D. – "That prayer is superstition, drink this potion."
1940 A.D. – "That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill."
1985 A.D. – "That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic."
2000 A.D. – "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root."

Do we need to go eat some healthy roots?

Why Is Your Kid Fat?

As the father of a four year-old son, I want to do everything I can to help my little man grow up to be healthy. And though my picky little eater is not the least bit overweight, I want to make sure he continues to stay this way.

So I read the following blog post with interest. I liked what the author had to say about exercise and how it relates to weight and obesity:
"I spent a year researching the issue and could not find any evidence that obese kids are less active than lean kids. None." - Fred Hahn, health and fitness authorAre you to tell your growing son or daughter to eat less and go hungry? It's not natural. Kids (and adults) want to eat until they're full and satisfied. The key is to make sure they're consuming the right foods that they were created to eat.

To find out what those foods are and more, read his article, "Why Is Your Kid Fat?".

The Number One Thing To Be Healthy

"The number one thing one can do to improve his or her overall health and fitness is to GIVE UP GRAINS. Why? They are a distinctly Neolithic food that humans have yet to adapt to consuming, they contain anti-nutrients (lectins, gluten, phytates) that are unhealthy and should be avoided, insoluble grain fiber (often touted as necessary for gastrointestinal tract health) is non-essential, there are better sources of vitamins and minerals (see meat, healthy fats and vegetables), and they are carb-dense. All-in-all they are completely and utterly pointless in the context of a healthy diet; nothing but a cheap source of calories." - Mark Sisson, blogger, speaker, and author