Here is another good reason not to let your weight seesaw: You’ll hamstring your metabolism. My clients with the lowest metabolisms are the weight cyclers. When you lose weight, you lose muscle and fat, but when you gain it back, it’s mostly fat, which burns fewer calories. To avoid rebound pounds work with a nutritionist on proven, lasting weight-loss strategies.
It’s hard to ignore when two time Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Linus Pauling stated “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment back to a mineral deficiency.” Less than four percent of Americans eat sufficient fruits and vegetables to account for minimal mineral requirements, according to the RDAs. The main causes of mineral deficiency are poor digestion, depleted soils, malnutrition, and malabsorption.
Glutathione (GTH) is an essential amino acid found in every cell in the body. Healthy individuals who have reached age 80 or more all have very high levels of glutathione in their blood. Persons with elevated levels of GTH in their body stay healthy, while persons with hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes all have low levels of GTH. To keep our Glutathione levels high eat many cruciferous vegetables, which contin glutathione. These include Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale, bok choy, watercress, and rutabagas. These same vegetables contain indole-3-carbinol that inactivates estrogen. This may explain why persons eating these vegetables have a lower incidence of cancer of the breast, prostate, lungs, esophagus, bladder, and especially the colon.
Do you have toxins in your body? Think for a moment of all the foods and drinks you have consumed over your lifetime. The amount could literally add up to tens of thousands of pounds. And even small percentages of toxins in our food and drink can add up to large amounts of toxins over time. If you have experienced weight gain, fatigue or difficulty sleeping, poor digestion, food cravings, reduced mental clarity, or low libido, toxins could be contributing to those symptoms and cleansing is designed to remove many of these toxins from our systems.
The fiber in produce helps stabilize blood sugar levels, keeping your metabolism humming. Plus, the antioxidants in fruit and vegetables help your body get rid of free radicals. Free radicals can harm healthy cells – cells your body needs to keep your metabolism going strong. Unwanted pounds and health complications can result.
Selye defined stress as: “Stress is the nonspecific response of the body to any demand, whether it is caused by, or results in, pleasant or unpleasant conditions”