Top 7 Reasons Why Rebounding Helps You Losing Weight

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By Sunny Sun

trampolineWeight loss is a big issue in today’s world. Mostly women face it in late 30’s and 40’s. Over weight can cause you severe harm as it can lead you to harmful diseases which harm you in the way that they make your life tasteless and joyless. Diseases like cholesterol, heart problems, back problems and blood pressure are majorly caused due to having more weight that is beyond normal weight according to your age and height.

Do you know you can really control weight without cutting of your favorite food?

Yes you can really do it without joining any gym or fitness classes and giving extra time to your physical activities. Are you curious about how can this miracle happen?

Here is the answer:

You can lose weight dramatically by rebounding and bouncing on a trampoline. Yes of course, you need no extra time for it as you can manage to have trampoline at your place and use it anytime you are free.

Today I am going to tell you the top 7 reasons why rebounding helps you losing weight.

Check below:

1) Improve digestion which has a great part in losing weight
Digestive system is responsible for the digestion of food. If food gets digested fast it helps you to keep your body in shape as much as possible. Digestive problems are likely to be found when obesity and over weight problems are reported.

Rebounding on a trampoline improves your digestion and helps you lose weight. If you are not facing any digestion issues then rebounding would help you prevent such issues in future.

2) Burn extra fats inside your body
Extra fats present in your body are a big reason behind your obesity. Up and down motion helps your body heat up and burns all the fats inside. This would make you feel light and relaxing.

Mostly we have seen double chin people, some have heavy body sagging. All these issues arise due to extra fats being stored in your body. Rebounding exercises help you burn these unnecessary fats and help you lose weight.

3) Release toxins from your body
You may be wondering how we can lose weight by releasing toxins. Right?

The reason behind the fact is that toxins cause certain harmful glands inside your body which do not let fats inside melt easily. Heating up your body and doing several exercises are found to give no benefit to some people. Are you too one of them?

The reason behind your worries is toxins present in your body. Rebounding helps releasing toxins and lets extra layer of fats pass out from your body.

4) Cause your body to sweat which is important for weight loss
Sweating causing methods are found beneficial in losing weight. Some people take steam sessions for losing weight. However, rebounding can easily make you sweat in no time and causes you lose weight dramatically.

5) Provide you an edge over jogging and running
Mostly people go for running and jogging for weight loss and it is really helpful. But if you have no time for it then what can you do?

Rebounding on a trampoline is the best solution for busy scheduled people. You can do rebounding exercises on any time of day at your home without making much time for it. Also rebounding on a trampoline is found to show more beneficial results than jogging running simply.

6) Up down motion heats up your body which helps clearing fats inside
Up and down motion caused by rebounding helps your body to heat up and this helps melting away extra fats residing inside your body. This may make you sweat and as a result, your body releases away extra layers of fats. That’s why trampoline exercises are found to be beneficial over all other ways of losing weight.

7) Increase metabolic rate which lowers likelihood of obesity
Metabolism is a number of activities taking place in your body at a time. Some people have a slow metabolic rate while gymnasts and sport persons have a high metabolic rate as they are physically fit and carry out various physical exercises daily.

Metabolism when increased increases the activities in your body which produce heat. This heating effect of metabolic activities help giving off all fats from your body along with dangerous glands and toxins being produced.

Conclusion
We come to conclude most important reasons that how we can lose weight while rebounding on a trampoline and how rebounding is different from other popular physical exercises like jogging and jumping. Rebounding on a trampoline is far much better than making up other physical exercises.

About the author
Sunny is the product manager of Domijump , a leading trampoline factory in China .He has ten years’ experience in the production of trampolines and trampoline parts, any questions about trampoline, you can find an answer from him .

From the editor: As always, when participating on a trampoline, it is important to make sure you are creating a safe environment, as well as getting proper medical clearance from you doctor. Proper supervision is also important. Any questions regarding this article or product, please reach out directly to the author.

Why It’s important To Keep Your Children Hydrated In The Summer

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By James Helliwell

waterIf you’re a parent, chances are you’ll let your kids play outside in the warm weather this coming summer. Paddling pools, swimming pools and ice lollies will be a common theme I imagine, but there’s one aspect of summer that’s a common theme that parents certainly don’t won’t; and that’s children becoming dehydrated. It can often happen because young children aren’t as aware of staying hydrated as adults are and this can lead to unwanted symptoms because of their lack of water intake? So why is it important to stay hydrated and how can we encourage our children to drink more water, especially when it’s scorching weather outside?

Why do we need to keep our children hydrated?

First of all, water makes up around 75% of our body make up and found in the inside of cells inside us. Therefore it’s essential that children take on plenty of water because its plays a vital part in keeping together cell structure and has a massive influence on waste removal from their body. Another useful feature of water in the body is that helps to distribute nutrients all throughout and also helps to keep body temperature at the optimum level. Both of these are so important for young children so encouraging them to drink little and often is probably the best way of doing it.

How can we encourage our children to drink more?

There’s a few good ways of encouraging children to drink more and to be honest, none of them are that scientific! Always keep a water bottle close by so they can take regular sips if they’re feeling slightly parched. Ice lollies are a good way of giving them some extra fluids as well but be careful not to overdo it as they can often contain sugary flavors and additives that might make them a bit more hyperactive then usual! Another good way is to get a bottled water cooler or a smaller alternative installed in your house so they can go and get fresh ice cold drinking water when they want to. Maybe even add a touch of orange squash to the water to give it a touch more flavour! Again, as with the ice lollies, don’t add too much squash to the mixture as it often contains additives that you probably wouldn’t want to give to your children on an hourly basis.

Why Hygiene Is Just As Important As Health

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By Andrew Atkinson

washhandsWe’re all told to look after our health – to exercise for 30 minutes a day, to eat the right foods, to look out for signs and symptoms that should lead us to book an appointment with our GP. But how much are we warned about our hygiene, beyond occasionally restroom signs that tell us to wash our hands after we’ve used the toilet?

Why Hygiene is Important

Hygiene and health are intrinsically linked. If you don’t wash your hands often, then you could make yourself ill. You also might pass illnesses on to other people. Bear in mind that every surface you touch is going to be covered in germs and bacteria, and that you spread those germs around as you go about your day.

Most people don’t wash their hands for as long as they should. As a guide, you should be thoroughly washing your hand for a full two renditions of the ‘Happy Birthday’ song, after putting soap on your hands. After this, you then need to rinse the soap off. It’s important to make sure that your entire hands are washed, so don’t just dip the tips of your fingers into the water.

You should wash your hands when preparing food, before eating, when you’ve cut your skin (or you’re caring for someone that has), when you’ve used the toilet, when you’ve coughed or sneeze, when you’ve touched an animal or when you’ve touched the bin. You might also need to wash your hands frequently when dealing with young children – feeding, changing nappies, wiping up dribble and baby sick. If you don’t have access to soap and water, a hand sanitiser is a good alternative until you can get to a sink.

Remember All Aspects of Hygiene

Washing your hands isn’t the only way to stay clean and hygienic. Good hygiene also covers looking after your teeth, because the long-term effects of bad dental hygiene can include gum disease, cavities and lost teeth.

You don’t just need to clean your body. You also need to make sure that your home is clean and hygienic – don’t let dust build up, make sure that you check regularly for mould and clean all surfaces (particularly food preparation surfaces) regularly.

Also bear in mind that the things that you wear will have an impact on your overall hygiene. Your clothes can harbour germs and need to be regularly and thoroughly washed, whilst items such as jewellery can also be unhygienic. Medical professionals aren’t allowed to wear jewellery below the elbow, because their watches and rings wouldn’t be completely clean and hygienic whilst they were dealing with patients. If you’re wearing jewellery and accessories, remember that these should also be kept as clean as possible.

Looking After Other People

femalewashingfaceBad hygiene will affect your own physical and mental health, and your self-confidence, but will also have an impact on those around you. You can make other people ill, and that illness can then spread further.

You can look after your health by visiting the gym and eating the right foods, but not looking after your hygiene affects both you and those around you.

– Written by guest author Andrew Atkinson, representing Ecuva, an online retailer stocking health, fitness and daily living aids, helping people to stay active and to live well, looking after themselves in any situation.

Why Regular Eye Exams Can Help Prevent Serious Heart Events

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eyeDr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center in Nashville, TN explains why eye exams provide clues to heart and blood vessel health. “During a comprehensive eye exam, Optometrists or Ophthalmologists are able to identify heart related diseases before symptoms appear,” says Dr. Shofner. Heart Awareness Month is an appropriate time to learn more about how a comprehensive eye exam can help prevent serious heart events.

Eyes and Heart Connection

During a thorough eye examination; an eye doctor can view small changes in the blood vessels in the back of the eye, which can also predict a more serious systemic disease including high blood pressure, stroke or heart failure. Using advanced digital retinal imaging, eye doctors can detect and monitor blood flow in the retina.

Affecting almost 65 million people, high blood pressure (hypertension) is known as a “silent” disease as many don’t experience any symptoms. During a comprehensive eye examination, an eye doctor will check for subtle changes in the retina resulting from high blood pressure, also known as hypertensive retinopathy. Changes may include narrowing of the small blood vessels in the retina, arteries pressing down on veins and flame-shaped haemorrhages, among other complications. If these changes are detected, it’s imperative that a patient contacts their primary care physician to receive appropriate and timely treatment.

Vision loss may occur when blood obstructs the retina, the eye is deprived of sufficient oxygen or the macula swells. Once the central retinal vein becomes blocked, significant vision loss may occur. Artery and blood vessel obstruction in the retina can be temporary or permanent and can also cause vision loss when a blockage disrupts blood flow in the eye. More specifically, Transient monocular vision loss (TMVL) is an important warning sign that should not be ignored because this complaint may predict risk for a major cardiovascular event.

Promoting Healthy Vision, Healthy Heart

Most everyone is aware that a healthy diet and lifestyle will improve one’s overall health. Researchers show that the following risk factors link heart health with vision health and they include: smoking, obesity and high cholesterol.

healthyheartExercising and eating a heart healthy diet rich in omega-3s, antioxidants and soluble fiber will help improve both heart and eye health. It’s recommended to consult with a primary care physician before beginning any exercise or diet program. Don’t forget to visit your eye doctor annually or as recommended by your eye care professional.

According to the Department of Health, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Tennessee. Together, heart disease and stroke account for 1 out of 3 deaths in Tennessee each year. “It is imperative to help raise Heart Health Awareness, as well as the importance of regular eye exams,” says Dr. Shofner. Eye exams not only help prevent vision loss but also potentially save lives.

About Dr. Shofner

Recognized by his peers as one of the most outstanding Board Certified Ophthalmologist in the United States, Dr. Stewart Shofner has performed over 30,000 LASIK procedures and 10,000 ocular surgeries and his business continues to grow…mostly from patient referrals. Dr. Shofner has outstanding credentials to deliver the best care and surgical outcomes for patients.

About Shofner Vision Center

Shofner Vision Center provides comprehensive vision care services including LASIK/PRK vision correction, cataract surgery and eye disease diagnosis and treatment. Shofner Vision Center utilizes the most advanced, proven technology to deliver the best solutions safely and reliably. Patients can schedule appointments online or call 615-340-4733.

Regular Dental Visits: Why Are They Deemed Important?

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By Samuel Addison

dentistHave you ever wondered why most dentists recommend to have teeth checked at least twice a year?

Truth be told, your teeth need the same amount of attention and TLC you’re giving your body.

In essence, a regular visit to your dentist will not only help maintain optimal oral health, but will also assist in sustaining your overall health as well.

What happens during a dental exam?

During a dental check-up, your dentist assesses your teeth, gums and mouth. Also, presence of cavities, plaque build-ups, broken fillings and tooth sensitivities will be looked into.

Additionally, you will be checked if you are suffering from bleeding gums, which is often a prominent sign of gingivitis. Furthermore, your cheeks, tongue, palate and other areas of your mouth will also be examined to ensure no unusual or suspicious inflammation is present.

Typically, you will also be asked about your general health and if you have complaints since your last visit.

Ideally, you will also be given advice on how to keep your mouth healthy, including what foods to eat, what oral hygiene routine to religiously follow and what detrimental oral habits to avoid. Also, you will be informed when your next visit is due.

What are the benefits of routine dental visits?

Prevent oral cancer

According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, at least one person dies from oral cancer every hour of the day. While it’s true that it can be diagnosed easily, mortality rate is still high because the condition is usually discovered late.

As a safety precaution, most dentists will not only perform oral prophylaxis during a check up but will also include screening as part of the standard routine to detect if malignant cells are present.

Prevent gum disease

Gum (periodontal) disease is known as one of the leading causes of tooth loss in many adults. Most of these diseases are bacterial infections caused by plaque, a sticky, colourless and bacterial-filled film that sticks to the teeth.

When addressed immediately, gingivitis and other gum infections are easily treated. Suffice it to say; early treatment should be given at all times so any dental condition will not escalate.

Avoid dental emergencies

Since most dentists can very well detect any signs of teeth or gum-related problems, regular dental exams can effortlessly spare you from the excruciating pain of tooth sensitivity and aches.

However, if you don’t give your dental health the attention it deserves, chances are you will be left with costly alternatives such as root canals, surgeries and implants.

Save your teeth

As gum disease escalates, the pockets can grow deeper. This will enable plaque to go deep down the tooth’s root, wreaking havoc to the supporting bone in the process. Once this occurs, teeth might loosen and will likely fall out eventually.

However, the scenario can be easily avoided provided you observe good oral hygiene and pay your dental professional a regular visit.

Maintain overall health

malesmileYour oral health is more vital than you perceive it to be. In fact, a recent study suggests a significant link between gum and cardiovascular diseases.

According to the research, people who suffer from gum diseases are known to be more predisposed to heart conditions.

Gum diseases that are due to extended bacterial exposure increases the inflammation level of the body. And since inflammation is a huge risk factor of most heart diseases, people with periodontal infections become more susceptible to heart attacks and other heart-related problems.

Taking all the benefits into account, it’s easy to see scheduling a regular visit to the dentist is one of the best things you can ever do, not just for your teeth but also your overall health in general.

– Samuel Addison is a professional content writer with over 8 years of experience both in writing and internet marketing. Samuel started having interest in cosmetic dentistry when he himself undergone a dental operation 3 years ago.

Rough And Tumble: Why Kids Need To Be Involved With Sports

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By Katherine Smith

boyssportsI have to start out by admitting to a little bias. I grew up rough and tumble. There were no contact sports that I didn’t try. Any type of ball and any size field was provocation enough to make a friend, and invent a game. Though I knew kids who had fallen and broken an arm or twisted an ankle, the thought of personal injury never really crossed my mind as a serious possibility. I was well-trained and very lucky.

That admission aside, I still believe it is vital that kids be allowed, encouraged, and maybe even cajoled into taking up a sporting activity. Sports offer too many benefits to be ignored. Not only should kids be encouraged to try a sport, they should try several. Different sports offer different benefits at different stages of physical development.

While more experienced young athletes may enjoy a few innings of hardball, younger kids just starting out will benefit more from slow-pitch softball. It is easy to look online and find the right equipment at the right price for your kids, whatever the sport. Online resources make it easy to locate specific equipment that is well suited to your kid’s size and abilities. There are almost no barriers to entry. Countless baseball diamonds, football and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts are waiting for the arrival of your kids.

Here are a few reasons why you should help them get there:

Athletes Are More Durable

girlsoccerCounterintuitively, one of the best reasons to get your kids into rough and tumble sports is that it makes them more durable and less accident prone. In contact sports such as wrestling, football, and marshal arts, one of the first things a student learns is how to fall. That is because over the course of her training, there will be a lot of falling and being thrown. No one will last very long in a sport if they have not mastered the art of falling without getting hurt.

Athletes are also highly motivated to stay healthy. You don’t get to be in the lineup if you are in a cast. The kids that learn how to fall early, are far less likely to do so. When they do, it is far less likely to result in injury. It all comes down to learning how to control one’s body. Few things outside of sports and a good coach can do that job better.

Athletes Learn Teamwork

We are both physical and social creatures. Team sports teach us how to make the most of both those aspects of our humanity. Harmonious society is not a natural thing. Kids are lousy at it. There is nothing more selfish in all the universe as a newborn babe. We have to learn to recognize and respect the needs and wants of other people. It is not easy and takes a long time.

Team sports, for many kids, is one of the first real lessons in society. They learn to trust and share and sacrifice for something bigger than their own stats. They learn how to share both victory and defeat. They also learn that tribe is not limited to gender, ethnicity, or creed. Prejudices do not thrive in a team dynamic.

Athletics Provides Physical and Mental Challenge

boysoccerIt is a pitiable human being who lives his entire life without ever being pushed to his limits. How strong are you? If you do not push against a heavy weight, you will never know. How far can you run? How fast? For how long? Without physical challenge, you can never fully know yourself or your capabilities.

The same applies to mental challenges. Currently, chess is considered a sport. But all sports push us to solve problems rapidly. The mind and body have to work together in concert to shake the tackle or slide into Second. Whatever you are trying to accomplish, there is someone else who is trying just as hard to stop you. Learning how to meet the challenges in sports prepares us to meet those challenges in life.

Becoming rich and famous is no part of why sports is valuable. Becoming more durable, a better team player, and a more effective problem solver are, however, excellent reasons to size your kid for a new pair of cleats.

Why School Lunches Could Be Adding To The Obesity Epidemic And What You Can Do To Help

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groupkidsAs your child walks in from school, takes off his backpack and slumps on the couch, obviously exhausted from a full day of school, you may wonder why his energy has vanished. Ask him what he had for lunch in the school cafeteria, and you may find your answer.

From pizza and French fries to fruit dripping with rich corn syrup and canned, processed vegetables, your child’s food choices may be less than desirable to a health-conscious parent. It’s no wonder your child’s energy is gone and his clothes keep getting tighter.

Many parents are finding that school lunches could be adding to the childhood obesity epidemic. Luckily, there is something you can do to help.

What’s For Lunch?

“The problem with many school lunches, or meals rather, is that they are highly processed,” says Elizabeth Prebish, registered dietitian for Organic Life, provider of healthy lunches in Chicago, Illinois. “Many school lunches include processed meats, fried foods and high amounts of sugars or carbohydrates.”

With restricted budgets to feed large quantities of mouths, typical food service companies use conventional meats that contain hormones, antibiotics and steroids – all things small children do not need, says Prebish.

In addition to lunch, it’s possible your child is filling up on sweets as well. The school lunch system provides many opportunities for sweets, including offering ice cream and bakery items, not to mention chocolate milk. “Having these items as daily options is definitely a contribution to the obesity epidemic,” says Prebish. “These processed sugars are addictive, leaving children craving the same foods not only in school but when they are home as well.”

Snack Time

kidseatinghealthyFrom Halloween and fall festivals to school picnics and class parties, a celebration with food is a common occurrence in the classroom. Beyond the gorging of party cookies and cakes, some nutrition experts believe that even healthier snacks scheduled into the daily classroom schedule can contribute to childhood obesity.

“The number one way in which schools contribute to childhood obesity is by scripting snacks into the daily schedule,” says Adrienne Hew, nutrition specialist and founder of NutritionHeretic.com. “Children who are well fed do not need snacks – having snacks scripted into the schedule drives them to want to eat even when they are not hungry.”

The idea of incorporating snacks into the school day derived from a practice used for diabetics that uses small meals throughout the day to help keep blood sugar steady, says Hew. “However, the snacks that are offered to children would kill a diabetic – crackers, cookies, Cheerios and juice,” she says.

Cooking Up Change

In order to prompt change, parents need to offer solutions and suggestions to school districts and school board members. Offering a viable solution that is realistic with decreased school budgets is key.

“I would love to see schools engage with the community by going to local farmers or food co-ops and cutting cheap or free deals to absorb their leftover produce or produce that isn’t perfect for selling at the stand but can still be salvaged for making soups, stews and salads,” says Hew.

Another inexpensive option would be to recruit culinary students to complete internships in the schools as apprenticing or head chefs under the supervision of the person who normally is in charge of budgeting, suggests Hew. This economically-appealing option would give interns the opportunity to practice their skills, prepare healthy, innovative meals for school lunches and afford the district with a cost-effective option.

Parents can also advocate for a food service system that offers more natural products, says Prebish. “If this is not an option, work with your food service provider to determine more healthful substitutions that the children will also enjoy,” she says. “Try for more natural, and even organic, products wherever possible.”

In addition to working with food service systems, make yourself known at school board meetings. Parents can work to improve lunch selections by speaking to the board, the community and fellow parents. At each meeting try to provide a suggestion for healthier options, such as replacing meat-based burgers with veggie burgers.

According to Dr. Timothy Radak, faculty member in the Public Health program at Walden University, veggie burgers typically have one-third the amount of fat, no cholesterol and are similar in regards to the amount of protein as meat-based burgers.

Suggest cost-saving, evidence-based ideas to show the benefits to the district’s bottom line and the overall health of each student on campus. Schools could also reduce or eliminate some foods with health risks, such as red meat, processed foods or sugary drinks, says Radak. “Use the cost savings to provide more fresh fruits, vegetables and low fat, nutritious meal options.”

More importantly, educate your child about food, healthy eating habits and smart options for lunch. It is possible that when given the option, he may toss out the pizza and French fries for the veggie burger.

– Submitted by Nancy Parker of eNannySource.com

The Truth About Tooth Damaging Foods And Why You Don’t Really Need To Avoid Them

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By Harmon Pearson

applevectorWe’ve all been told what foods we should not be eating when it comes to our teeth. These foods get hammered into our skulls by our dentists, parents, and articles on the internet. So, what’s the deal? Should you really be giving up foods (and drinks) like apples, popcorn, soda, and coffee? The answer isn’t either yes or no. It all comes down to how you choose to consume these, and many other, types of foods.

Apples

Apples are a weird bunch and lately they’ve taken a lot of scrutiny when it comes to the health of your teeth and that scrutiny is largely inconsistent. Some say their ok, some say they’re damaging. One highly cited reason is their acid level, which is considered moderate. But guess what? Most fruit is acidic and there are plenty of other types of fruit more acidic than apples, such as blueberries and oranges. Plus, think about how many varieties of apples there are. Some are more acidic than others. Another big reason is the dense nature of apples. They take a bit more work than your average fruit to bite into and chew. On that merit, you might want to be careful when biting down on an apple, but should you eat with caution with respect to your teeth? Sure, but don’t give up eating apples just because some online article put it on a watch list. Apples are still nutritious and pretty tasty.

Popcorn

Anyone who has ever eaten popcorn knows why it’s on lists of tooth damaging foods. It doesn’t take long for a husk to become uncomfortably lodged in that place just out of your reach. When that happens, bacteria will feast away and when that happens, plaque develops. You shouldn’t let that stop you from chowing down, however, since in a vast majority of cases, all it takes to dislodge that husk is a quick brushing (and maybe a little flossing). Plus, popcorn is a whole grain and a decent source of fiber. Of course, it’s only really good for you when it’s not swimming in butter and salt.

Soda

If you drink carbonated water straight up, chances are you’re just fine, but if your drink of choice contains any acids, such as citric acid or phosphoric acid (like most do), you’ll want to pay attention. Of course, sugars do compound the issue as well. But should you outright avoid these drinks? No, but they shouldn’t be your primary beverage. In fact, any drink with sugar shouldn’t be a primary beverage, whether it’s soda, juice, or otherwise. Plain old water should be. Given how much sugar is present in drinks, and not just soda, they could almost be considered desserts. I say “almost” because there is still a matter of perception with soda. It’s too heavily marketed as a “primary” beverage and people simply love it too much. Moderation is key.

Coffee

coffeeThis favorite drink of everyone who has to get up… in the morning… often finds itself on these lists due to its staining power. It’s a serious issue for those of us who enjoy brighter teeth. But can stains lead to other problems? Look at it this way. If your teeth get stained to the point it starts to be a serious concern to you, then yes, there might be other problems going on. You might not be brushing and flossing as well as recommended or you might need to be drinking something else along with coffee. But by itself, no sugar added, coffee tends to play well with your tooth enamel. Load it up with sugar, however, and you might as well be drinking a soda.

So, why shouldn’t you avoid these foods and drinks? If you take care of your teeth, you brush at least twice a day, floss, rinse, and keep up with regular dentist visits, what you choose to eat and drink isn’t a big deal. If your dietary staples are acidic and/or loaded with sugars and there may not be any regularity to your brushing habits, then there might be a problem.

Harmon Pearson recently began work on a post-graduate degree in Dental Science, with the goal of pursuing a doctorate degree. He also blogs about his experience and writes about dental services. When not studying, he restores antique pendulum clocks.

50 Reasons Why Sugar Is Bad

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By Dr. Michael Wald

http://yourhealthjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/kickhabit.jpg1. Sugar can suppress the immune system

2. Sugar off sets the mineral balance within the body

3. Sugar increases inflammation

4. Sugar lowers cellular and humeral immunity

5. Sugar can cause heart and vessel disease

6. Sugar can cause diabetes

7. Sugar can cause fatigue

8. Sugar can worsen infections

9. Sugar increases fasting glucose levels

10. Sugar can cause tooth decay

11. Sugar contributes to obesity

12. Sugar causes copper deficiency

13. Sugars reduces HDL

14. Sugar can cause Heart Disease

15. Sugar can elevate LDL (bad cholesterol)

16. Sugar can cause depression

17. Sugar feeds cancer

18. Sugar can exacerbate premenstrual syndrome

19. Sugar causes varicose veins

20. Sugar can contribute to acne

21. Sugar may contribute to memory loss

22. Sugar causes loss of nutrition through the urine including chromium and magnesium

23. Sugar suppresses the release of HGH (Human Growth Hormone)

24. Sugar can increase the aging process

25 Sugar raises insulin levels and insulin resistance

26. Sugar increases triglyceride levels in the blood

27. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia

28. Sugar can contribute to anxiety

29. Sugar can contribute to the cause of multiple sclerosis

30. Sugar contributes to saliva and blood acidity

31. Sugar can increase cholesterol

32. Sugar can contribute to ADHD in children

33. Sugar can impair absorption of protein

34. Sugar can perpetuate insulin resistance

35. Sugar can cause drowsiness

36. Sugar contributes to food allergies

37. Sugar causes eczema

38. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA in children

39. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis

40. Sugar lowers enzyme function

41. Sugar causes constipation

42. Too much sugar affects sex hormones

43. Sugar causes acid reflux

44. Sugar may contribute to high blood pressure

45. Sugar causes migraines

46. Sugar causes atrophy of the muscle

47. Sugar decreases healing time

48. Sugar contributes to the cause of metabolic syndrome

49. Sugar causes chronic fatigue

50. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

– Dr. Michael Wald, aka The Blood Detective, is the director of nutritional services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, located in Westchester New York. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, Channel 11 PIX, Channel 12 News, CNN, The Food Network and other media outlets. Dr. Wald earned the name Blood Detective for his reputation to find problems that are often missed by other doctors. He earned an MD degree, is a doctor of chiropractic and a certified dietician-nutritionist. He is also double-board certified in nutrition. He has published over a dozen books with three additional titles due for release late 2013 including: Frankenfoods – Genetically Modified Foods: Controversies, Lies & Your Health and Gluten-A-Holic: How to Live Gluten Free and the Blood Detective’s Longevity Secrets. Dr. Wald can be reached at: www.intmedny.com or www.blooddetective.com or by calling: 914-242-8844.

EGG-Xactly! Why Eggs Went From A Dietary No-No To A Yes-Yes

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By Kac Young PhD, ND, DCH

eggsWe’ve heard the warnings that too many eggs can cause an elevation in our cholesterol and lead to a stroke or a heart attack. It has been thought that the high cholesterol contained in the yolk would elevate blood cholesterol and thereby increase the risk of cardio vascular disease. What has come to light recently is that dietary cholesterol has very little effect on blood cholesterol in most people, but saturated and trans fats are the biggest culprits. Here are some of the worst offenders:

Hydrogenated oils – Commercially processed palm kernel and coconut oils are 93% saturated fat.

Dried Coconut – Coconut is often used in sweet confections like cakes and candy bars. Dried coconut can also be found in some Asian curries and soups.

Butter – Common in cakes, cookies, on bread, and vegetables, butter is everywhere
Animal Fats – These fats are typically used to make burgers, meatballs, sausages, gravy, or fried foods.

Milk Chocolate – A bar of milk chocolate in has 9.1 grams of saturated fat, but dark chocolate
is a nutrient and antioxidant packed food that is probably your best source of saturated fat, in moderation!

Fish Oil – Even though fish and fish oils do carry good omega 3 fats their quantity of saturated fats should not be ignored. The fish with the most saturated fats are Menhaden and Sardine.

Cheese – Hard goat cheese contains the most saturated fat followed by Cheddar, Roquefort, Fontina, Gruyere, Muenster, Monterey Jack, and Parmesan.

Nuts and Seeds – Packed with vitamins, minerals, and heart healthy fats and fibers, nuts and seeds are a great snack food, particularly if they are dry roasted, unsalted. Pilinuts are the highest, followed by Brazil nuts Macadamia nuts ,watermelon seeds, Cashews, Pine nuts and Sesame Seeds.

Processed Meats – Sausages and Pâté contain a lot of the animal fats mentioned in #4 above. Most sausages and pâtés are 15% saturated fat.

Whipped Cream – The classic topping to cakes, pies, and coffees, whipped cream is about 14% saturated fat.

eggGetting back to eggs. A study published by BMJ “found no relationship between one egg a day and heart disease or stroke.” The exception was an increase of heart disease risk for those with diabetes who consumed an egg a day in the study.

The bottom line here seems to be that saturated fats are more harmful to the body than cholesterol found in foods. Moderation is the key and we probably want to limit ourselves to the one egg-a-day regime and not two or three.

According to the Harvard School of Public Health: “You also need to pay attention to the “trimmings” that come with your eggs. To your cardiovascular system, scrambled eggs, salsa, and a whole wheat English muffin are a far different meal than scrambled eggs with cheese, sausages, home fries, and white toast.” The best way to eat an egg is to poach it, hard or soft boil it, or fry it in 1/2 teaspoon Canola oil. Skip the butter and cheese and make a one-egg omelet you top with 1-2 Tbsp guacamole or salsa and be sure to use egg whites two to one per yolk. Get the heart healthy recipe for Eggs Benedict here.

Eggs are easy, inexpensive and an excellent source of protein, vitamins A&D some B vitamins, iron, zinc and choline – a terrific food for the brain. Eggs beat pastries for breakfast 100-1 in terms of health and nutrition.

So you can have your egg and eat it too, as long as you keep to the one a day rule and keep it free of saturated fats. Yay chickens!!!!!!

– Kac Young , a former television director and producer, has earned a Ph.D. in Natural Health and is a Doctor of both Clinical Hypnotherapy and Naturopathy. She is the author of 10 books. Heart Easy is a system of nutritionally sound, delicious meals that promote heart health, long life and taste great. Traditional recipes are turned into heart healthy meals that anyone can make. The health results are outstanding. Get more information at http://www.HeartEasy.com