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Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Is inflammation at the root of your health problems?

Here at Wholesale Nutrition, we value the research and opinions of Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. As we kick off the new year, we would like for you to push aside fad diets and focus on your health. Inflammation is the cornerstone to almost every disease. Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet is a great way to take back control of your body and your life. Please read the following article from Dr. Weil’s website and get yourself on track to a happier, healthier life.

Courtesy of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging, Your Online Guide to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet.

It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses – including heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease. We all know inflammation on the surface of the body as local redness, heat, swelling and pain. It is the cornerstone of the body’s healing response, bringing more nourishment and more immune activity to a site of injury or infection. But when inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes illness. Stress, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition, and exposure to toxins (like secondhand tobacco smoke) can all contribute to such chronic inflammation, but dietary choices play a big role as well. Learning how specific foods influence the inflammatory process is the best strategy for containing it and reducing long-term disease risks. (Find more details on the mechanics of the inflammation process and the Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid.)

Why You Gain Weight; Even While Dieting

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome are Progressive because we eat this one thing.

Everyone thinks that if you eat too much and don’t exercise enough, you’ll get fat and eventually become obese. However, research shows that this isn’t what causes obesity. Have you ever wondered why a fit and lean person can seemingly eat whatever they want and not gain weight, while an overweight person can carefully restrict calories and stay overweight, or even gain weight? It’s because the body processes things differently when we are overweight.

Morning Sun Exposure Lowers BMI

Friday, June 27th, 2014
Benefits of Sunbathing

Studies show that sun intensity, duration of sun exposure, and even the time of day that you sunbathe can all affect your BMI.

The morning sun exposes us to more “blue light” – sunlight of a shorter wavelength – that has been shown to have a strong influence on the circadian system. This directly affects your BMI, studies show. We hope that you enjoy this article from Medical News Today. Click here to read the full article on their site.

Why You Are Craving Chocolate

Friday, June 20th, 2014
Chocolate Cravings Indicate Magnesium Deficiency

If you're craving chocolate, your body may be trying to tell you something.

Everyone has cravings. Craving what our body needs is natural and often alerts us to deficiencies in vitamins, minerals, proteins, sugar, or water. The most common source of food cravings is dehydration. Before you reach for a snack or extra meal, reach for a tall glass of water. If the craving goes away within about 20 minutes, then you have satisfied your body’s need.

Vitamins for Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Vitamins for Adrenal Fatigue

Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue include being tired during the day, being awake at night, sugar cravings, and belly fat accumulation.

Your adrenal glands are two walnut-sized glands above your kidneys. They make almost 50 different hormones that your body needs. These hormones regulate numerous bodily functions, including your response to stress. When you are under stress, which is nearly constant for a lot of people, your adrenal glands become fatigued and worn out. (more…)

Exercising, Eating Right, and Still No Weight Loss?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Frustrated with Diet and Exercise. Leptin Diet.

Even healthy snacks and meals can cause weight gain, high triglycerides, obesity, and diabetes. Here's the answer you've been searching for.

In yesterday’s article Basic Magnesium Deficiency Causes Obesity and Diabetes, we discussed how leptin is responsible for telling your brain when you’re full, when you have the correct nutrients and fat, and when to stop making insulin. Leptin resistance leads to insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity.

Many people struggle with dieting for a variety of reasons, but nothing is more frustrating than doing everything right for a prolonged period of time and still not losing any weight. When exercise, cutting calories, counting carbs, and carefully following a diet plan have failed you, it is time to take a look at your health. You could have an underlying condition or you could be taking a medication that is preventing you from losing weight. However, it could be something as simple as timing your meals.

How to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome

Friday, January 31st, 2014
Leaky Gut Syndrome Bone Broth

Could healing your gut also heal your disease?

In our article “Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases Caused by a Leaky Gut?” we described how a leaky gut happens, what diseases it causes, and what to avoid to keep your gut healthy. “Refined flours and highly processed foods are really hard on the epithelial lining of the gut. High glycemic index foods, dairy products, and gluten are damaging. High chronic caffeine use, excessive alcohol consumption, and overuse of antibiotics are bad for the epithelial lining. All of these things weaken the bonds between the cells letting particles escape.

Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases Caused by a Leaky Gut?

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Intestinal Health Leaky Gut

Could a leaky gut be the source of all your disease?

Leaky gut syndrome is opening the eyes of people suffering from a wide array of conditions. Leaky gut is found in people with obesity, thyroid disorders, endocrine disorders, lupus, sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy, adrenal fatigue, diabetes, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, heart disease, ulcerative colitis, autism, and even schizophrenia along with many, many more. (more…)

The Truth about Increasing Metabolism

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Balanced Diet and Metabolism

What mistakes are you making in trying to increase your metabolism?

Metabolism, or metabolic rate, refers to the speed in which your body burns calories. Your age, weight, height, genetics, gender, and lifestyle can all affect your metabolic rate. The faster your metabolism is, the faster and more efficiently your body will turn calories into energy. This makes metabolism an important factor in maintaining a healthy weight. Speeding up your metabolic rate will help you to lose body fat without losing precious muscle. Here we will discuss lifestyle choices, diet, vitamins and supplements that can help you increase your metabolism and energy levels.

Grow Younger by Naturally Increasing HGH Levels

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Healthy Young Fitness Woman

You don't need pricey supplements to produce HGH naturally.

If you’re like most people, you want to find ways to look and feel younger. Recent studies show that human growth hormone (HGH) is what helps our cells renew themselves. They found that increasing HGH levels can increase alertness, mental function, energy, muscle mass, and quality sleep. HGH was also found to decrease body fat, insulin resistance, and wrinkles. HGH is responsible for growing and maintaining all of our tissues throughout our lives. We produce a lot of HGH when we’re children. Then, as we reach adulthood, the amount produced gradually decreases.