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Post 82: M Factor Fitness War on Fat Month Part 4: Your Fat Cells’ Secret Weight Loss Weapon


Your Fat Cells’ Secret Weight Loss Weapon
By Mike Roussell, PhD

It would seem kind of crazy to think that your fat cells would release compounds that would actually make them shrink in size, but they do.

It is just up to you to take advantage of your fat cells’ self-destructive behavior.

One way to do this is with the hormone adiponectin. Chances are you haven’t heard of adiponectin in the past as it is not well known outside of scientific circles.

Let me get you acquainted.

Adiponectin is a hormone released from your fat cells. Here are just a couple of the things that it does:

1. It helps break down fat so you can use it for energy (i.e., burn fat)

2. It improves how your body uses carbohydrates (which helps reduce their storage as fat)

3. It increases your calorie burning.

Sounds great doesn’t it?  How can you get more adiponectin? Here are a couple ways.

1. Exercise – One study published in the scientific journal Diabetes Care found that adiponectin levels increased by 260 percent after just 2-3 bouts of exercise.

I always tell clients that exercise is like a booster shot, making your weight-loss diet work better.

One of the ways it does this is by increasing adiponectin levels.

2. Lose a Little Weight – The more body fat you have, the less adiponectin your fat cells are going to release.

The good news is that adiponectin will help you with the fat loss snow ball effect because the more weight you lose, the more adiponectin your fat cells will release, causing you to lose more weight.

It is just up to you to get the ball rolling.3. Eat Salmon – The fats found in fish, like salmon or omega-3 supplements like krill oil, have been shown in animal studies to increase levels of adiponectin.

It seems counterintuitive that fats help you burn fat, but this is just another example of the incredible power of omega-3 fats.Start getting your fat cells to work for you, not against you, by releasing more adiponectin.

These three easy tips will get you started on your way to becoming a leaner, calorie burning machine.

More Help For Your Fat Cells >>




Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitness.com Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. |

Post 80: July Official War on Fat Month Part 3: Your Fat Cells’ Secret Weight Loss Weapon



Your Fat Cells’ Secret Weight Loss Weapon
By Mike Roussell, PhD

It would seem kind of crazy to think that your fat cells would release compounds that would actually make them shrink in size, but they do.

It is just up to you to take advantage of your fat cells’ self-destructive behavior.

One way to do this is with the hormone adiponectin. Chances are you haven’t heard of adiponectin in the past as it is not well known outside of scientific circles.

Let me get you acquainted.

Adiponectin is a hormone released from your fat cells. Here are just a couple of the things that it does:

1. It helps break down fat so you can use it for energy (i.e., burn fat)

2. It improves how your body uses carbohydrates (which helps reduce their storage as fat)

3. It increases your calorie burning.

Sounds great doesn’t it?  How can you get more adiponectin? Here are a couple ways.

1. Exercise – One study published in the scientific journal Diabetes Care found that adiponectin levels increased by 260 percent after just 2-3 bouts of exercise.

I always tell clients that exercise is like a booster shot, making your weight-loss diet work better.

One of the ways it does this is by increasing adiponectin levels.

2. Lose a Little Weight – The more body fat you have, the less adiponectin your fat cells are going to release.

The good news is that adiponectin will help you with the fat loss snow ball effect because the more weight you lose, the more adiponectin your fat cells will release, causing you to lose more weight.

It is just up to you to get the ball rolling.
3. Eat Salmon – The fats found in fish, like salmon or omega-3 supplements like krill oil, have been shown in animal studies to increase levels of adiponectin.

It seems counterintuitive that fats help you burn fat, but this is just another example of the incredible power of omega-3 fats.
Start getting your fat cells to work for you, not against you, by releasing more adiponectin.

These three easy tips will get you started on your way to becoming a leaner, calorie burning machine.

More Help For Your Fat Cells >>









Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitness.com Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. |

Post 79: July Official War on Fat Month Part 2: How To Eat For Small And Happy Fat Cells


Eating For Small And Happy Fat Cells
By Mike Roussell, PhD

One thing that is hard for people to wrap their head around is that their fat cells are there to stay.

This isn’t horrible news because your fat cells have an incredible ability to not just expand, but shrink as well.

So you can get the lean body you desire without losing a single fat cell; you just need to make them smaller.

Here are three simple diet tips to help you keep your fat cells small and happy.
1. Reduce, Don’t Eliminate Your Carbs – Cutting out carbohydrates entirely from your diet isn’t the best idea for most people.

Yes, very low carbohydrate diets do work, but you can get just as good of results by reducing and rearranging your carbs just a little bit.

Here’s what to do. Grains (like breads, pasta, rice, oats, etc.) and starchy carbs (like potatoes) should be eaten first thing in the morning and directly after you exercise.

So if you don’t exercise before dinner, no potatoes for you (read in your best Soup Nazi voice).

The rest of the time, fill your plate with vegetables (especially green leafy and fibrous ones) and some fruit.

Pretty simple huh?

This simple reduction and rearrangement of the carbohydrates in your diet will have you eating carbs when your body is hormonally ready for them, making fat loss more efficient.
2. Eat More Raspberries – Researchers have found that a group of antioxidants in raspberries, called raspberry ketones, can impact your fat loss hormones at the gene level.

Raspberry ketones have been shown to increase gene expression of the hormone adiponectin.

This is a hormone released from your fat cells that causes you to burn more calories.

Raspberries also have lots of fiber (9 grams per cup!) – one more reason that they are a great weight loss food.
3.  Drink Green Tea – This last tip is going to help shrink your fat cells and help stop you from growing new ones.

Studies involving the antioxidants found in green tea show that they actually stop the maturation of your fat cells, preventing them from growing into mature immortal fat cells.

Drink green tea every day to aid in this process. As a side benefit, the combination of the antioxidants and caffeine naturally found in your daily cup of green tea, have also been shown to shrink your waistline. Drink up!

These three diet tips are very easy to implement and follow. Put these three simple steps into your diet to start losing weight faster and more efficiently.


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Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitness.com Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. |

Post 78: War On Fat Month. Part One Turning Fat Cells into Friends

Here we are in the middle of Summer. 95 degrees here in Denver and it is time to take a good look at where you are in your journey to get the type of body you want and the health you deserve.

So I  will be presenting some videos of the newest fat research from the good folks at ProGrade Nutrition to help you. 

Let’s face it, if you can’t drop fat in sweltering heat, how are you going to do it in the middle of winter. 

if you are working out and eating clean and still not dropping fat at will, you need to click on the link below and listen to Dr. Roussell. As with any information I present, do your homework. If this makes sense to you try it. Remember that ProGrade Products always carry a money back guarantee so there is absolutely no risk to you…..the only thing you have to lose is fat. ( I just had to sneak that one in. Sorry.)



By Mike Roussell, PhD

We always look at our fat cells as the enemy – making our pants too tight, causing unsightly bulges under our shirts, and stubbornly sticking to that area below our belly buttons.

I want to propose a radical idea to you…make friends with your fat, take care of it, and fix it.

An ugly truth is that you’re stuck with the fat cells you have, so why not make the best of a bad situation?

Why? Because your fat cells can actually help you lose weight. You may be thinking “How could that even be possible?!”

Simple! Your fat cells don’t just sit there.

They actually release their own unique hormones, which scientists call adipokines, which help regulate your body weight.

When these hormones aren’t optimized, weight loss is harder; but optimize them, and they will help you lose weight faster.

Here are three ways you can optimize these hormones for more efficient weight loss.

1. Move More – Studies show that moving more (fidget more, take more steps, exercise, etc.) is associated with having higher levels of the adipokine adiponectin.

Adiponectin is your lean body hormone.

Getting your fat cells to release more adiponectin will cause your muscles to soak up more energy (out competing fat cells) and allow you to burn more calories.2. Eat More Antioxidant-Rich Foods – If you are overweight, then you probably already have high enough levels of the hormone leptin, a hormone that signals your brain and regulates your body weight and appetite.

The problem is that your brain isn’t getting the signal.

Researchers believe that antioxidants are the key to re-sensitizing the brain to leptin.

Eating more antioxidant-rich foods like raspberries and blueberries will get you started on the right track.3. Sleep More – It may sound counterintuitive, but sleeping more may actually help you lose more weight.

Research shows that it doesn’t take too many nights of not sleeping enough before your fat cells start to release less leptin (remember the more leptin, the better).

Sleeping more should be the easiest of all these fat cell fixes. Just turn the TV off and get to bed!

Put these three simple steps into action and starting fixing how your fat cells are functioning.

This will get your fat cells working for you, actually help you lose weight, and not the other way around.

CONTINUE >>






Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitness.com Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. |

Post 68: 3 Fat Loss Myths Debunked

  Let’s be honest here, most people don’t get the fat loss they want because they don’t work hard enough. Well….at least that is what I used to believe. I still believe that to be a semi-valid statement at least for most of the population. Get a solid workout plan, exercise consistently and pay attention to what you are eating and you will almost always get results. On the other hand, if you do not put the time and work in, you shouldn’t be surprized if you fall short of your goals. This is the way it should be. Easy to understand and explain.
What is hard to explain is that I have noticed that there seems to be a growing number of people that do not benefit from that instant relationship between exerercise plus diet equals fat loss. I have had a couple clients that I know are eating right and putting their work in and yet they don’t get the results they should.
This is another excellent article from Kevin DiDonato that addresses this. He is not alone in thinking that there is something going on with our food supply and the constraints of modern society. Enjoy reading this and I hope this helps you get in the shape you deserve.
Michael   
Avoid These 3 Belly Fat Myths

By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES

Fifty years ago, adding physical activity and changing your diet were all you needed to do to lose weight and keep it off.

However, flash forward to today, and the same formula for weight loss does not hold true.

In fact, today there are many other factors which contribute to weight gain, and why for millions of people worldwide, it is much harder for you (and them) to lose weight.

Chronic inflammation, which is low-level inflammation that is present in your body and could signal the start of many different disease processes, is on the rise and could be the leading cause for dysfunctional fat cells.

Dysfunctional fat cells, research suggests, could inhibit your fat cells’ ability to secrete powerful hormones.  These powerful hormones could be the key to helping you lose weight.

By not secreting these hormones, your body may have a harder time using stored fat, which could prevent you from having a lean and tone figure.

Today, we have debunked some of the common myths associated with your fat cells.

Myth #1: Your Fat Cells Are Just A Storage Unit – FALSE

People once thought of fat cells as pockets where fat from food goes – allowing for storage of fat to be used for energy later.

Now, however, research suggests that your fat cells are, in fact, alive and metabolically active.

Your fat cells, commonly known as white adipose tissue, could be the largest endocrine organ in your body.

Just like your thyroid and pancreas, your fat cells release many different hormones, which directly impact your weight loss success.

One hormone in particular, Adiponectin, could help you lose weight and keep it off.

However, research shows that being overweight could cause your fat cells to slow the secretion of Adiponectin and other key hormones, which could make it even harder for you to lose weight.

Chronic inflammation, which is low-level inflammation and is always present in your body, could cause your fat cells to become dysfunctional, therefore altering their ability to release powerful weight loss hormones.

Myth #2: Your Fat Cells Can Burn Off – FALSE

Your fat cells shrink but they do not burn off.

This means that during exercise, or cases of extreme fasting, your fat cells release stored fatty acids for use as calories (energy).

This could help to shrink the SIZE of the fat cells.

However, by overeating, there is an influx of calories which your body tends to store as fat.

And this could increase the size of your fat cells.  However, when your fat cells are at full capacity, they send a signal to smaller, undeveloped fat cells, to divide and take on more fatty acids.

This could create more fat cells to store extra fatty acids.

Myth #3: What You Put in (and on) Your Body Can Slow Fat Loss – TRUE

There are a lot of factors involved when you are trying to lose weight now, than there were 50 years ago.

Exercise and diet do play a role in your body’s ability to burn stored fat; and this could enhance your fat cells’ ability to secrete hormones, causing you to lose weight.

However, there are certain environmental factors which need to be considered when you are trying to lose weight.

Today, there are more hormones and antibiotics injected into livestock which, once eaten, could alter the hormone levels in your body.

Plus, there are also hundreds of chemicals that you are exposed to over the course of the day, which could also alter your hormone levels and lead to weight gain.

Certain chemicals act as endocrine blockers and potentially could alter your ability to gain lean mass by throwing your hormones out of whack.

This could increase the storage of fats from your blood, making it harder for you to lose unwanted belly fat.

Optimize Your Fat Burning Potential

Research suggests that your body could have toxic fat cells, which could limit your fat cells’ ability to secrete powerful weight loss hormones.

Toxic fat cells could also increase your risk for developing heart disease, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.

However, by losing weight and altering your hormone levels, you could have the ability to transform your fat cells, making them happier and healthier for years to come.

NEXT: Discover How To Detoxify Your Fat Cells >>

 

Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitness.com Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved.

Post 50: 3 Common Weight Loss Myths

 Here is an interesting article from the guys at Prograde about detoxing your fat cells.

Disclosure
I am an affiliate of Prograde Nutrition so click here to find out exactly what that means.

The big question that personal trainers struggle with is the client that just doesn’t lose fat as expected. I am not talking about the client who you know doesn’t do the cardio and doesn’t follow nutrition recommendations. I am talking about about someone who seems to be doing everything right yet they are still not getting the results they should.

I trained a client in Castle Rock a few years ago. She was in her mid thirties, two small kids and wanted to get in shape. She was a runner and had an athletic back ground. Her body fat was in the high twenties. This should have been a great success story.

  • She busted her butt on the workouts.
  • She was in great cardio shape and she had above average strength.
  • She was running on the treadmill on non-workout days.
  • She was enthusiastic.
  • There was no indication she was sabotaging the training in any way.
  • Her life did not seem to be overly stressful.

Yet the results were minimal. There had to be something else going on. This is why I am open to the idea of hormone imbalances and the effect they can have on fat cells. It is a medical fact that your hormones get thrown out of whack when you have children, so it is possible that certain hormones may end up staying at the wrong levels afterward.

The problem is that getting tested for this stuff seems to never be covered by insurance. and it is pricy.
 This article is based on the research by Dr. Mike Roussell. Click on the end of the article and you will be taken to a video that explains fat detox in detail and offer for a fat detox program. As with everything I offer on my blog and website, it is fully guaranteed so you have nothing to lose.

Three Common Weight Loss Myths – Debunked

By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES

Fifty years ago, adding physical activity and changing your diet were all you needed to do to lose weight and keep it off.

However, flash forward to today, and the same formula for weight loss does not hold true.

In fact, today there are many other factors which contribute to weight gain, and why for millions of people worldwide, it is much harder for you (and them) to lose weight.

Chronic inflammation, which is low-level inflammation that is present in your body and could signal the start of many different disease processes, is on the rise and could be the leading cause for dysfunctional fat cells.

Dysfunctional fat cells, research suggests, could inhibit your fat cells’ ability to secrete powerful hormones.  These powerful hormones could be the key to helping you lose weight.

By not secreting these hormones, your body may have a harder time using stored fat, which could prevent you from having a lean and tone figure.

Today, we have debunked some of the common myths associated with your fat cells.

Myth #1: Your Fat Cells Are Just A Storage Unit – FALSE

People once thought of fat cells as pockets where fat from food goes – allowing for storage of fat to be used for energy later.

Now, however, research suggests that your fat cells are, in fact, alive and metabolically active.

Your fat cells, commonly known as white adipose tissue, could be the largest endocrine organ in your body.

Just like your thyroid and pancreas, your fat cells release many different hormones, which directly impact your weight loss success.

One hormone in particular, Adiponectin, could help you lose weight and keep it off.

However, research shows that being overweight could cause your fat cells to slow the secretion of Adiponectin and other key hormones, which could make it even harder for you to lose weight.

Chronic inflammation, which is low-level inflammation and is always present in your body, could cause your fat cells to become dysfunctional, therefore altering their ability to release powerful weight loss hormones.

Myth #2: Your Fat Cells Can Burn Off – FALSE

Your fat cells shrink but they do not burn off.

This means that during exercise, or cases of extreme fasting, your fat cells release stored fatty acids for use as calories (energy).

This could help to shrink the SIZE of the fat cells.

However, by overeating, there is an influx of calories which your body tends to store as fat.

And this could increase the size of your fat cells.  However, when your fat cells are at full capacity, they send a signal to smaller, undeveloped fat cells, to divide and take on more fatty acids.

This could create more fat cells to store extra fatty acids.

Myth #3: What You Put in (and on) Your Body Can Slow Fat Loss – TRUE

There are a lot of factors involved when you are trying to lose weight now, than there were 50 years ago.

Exercise and diet do play a role in your body’s ability to burn stored fat; and this could enhance your fat cells’ ability to secrete hormones, causing you to lose weight.

However, there are certain environmental factors which need to be considered when you are trying to lose weight.

Today, there are more hormones and antibiotics injected into livestock which, once eaten, could alter the hormone levels in your body.

Plus, there are also hundreds of chemicals that you are exposed to over the course of the day, which could also alter your hormone levels and lead to weight gain.

Certain chemicals act as endocrine blockers and potentially could alter your ability to gain lean mass by throwing your hormones out of whack.

This could increase the storage of fats from your blood, making it harder for you to lose unwanted belly fat.

Optimize Your Fat Burning Potential

Research suggests that your body could have toxic fat cells, which could limit your fat cells’ ability to secrete powerful weight loss hormones.

Toxic fat cells could also increase your risk for developing heart disease, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.

However, by losing weight and altering your hormone levels, you could have the ability to transform your fat cells, making them happier and healthier for years to come.

NEXT: Discover How To Detoxify Your Fat Cells >>

http://mfactorfitness.detoxyourfat.com/common-myths.php
Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitness.com Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. |

Post 46: Water Bottles Make You Fat???

 Here is a little goody I ran across a couple of days ago. I didn’t quite know how to approach this, so I had to let it sit awhile. Like a lot of these media scare articles, something just didn’t make sense. When I see a sensational headline it is always a good thing to back it up with facts. Well, most people just read the headline believe it and move on. I don’t. if a claim is made, then I need to see facts to back the claim plain and simple. This may be a disguised plea for more grant money or it may just be a sloppily written article. Or it may be the holy grail for you in the fight against BPA’s. I know my mom has thrown out all her plastics bowls.  Take a look at this.

As always, the article itself will be in black and my comments will be in red.

BPA’s Obesity And Diabetes Link Strengthened By New Study 

Great headline.

 By Lynne Peeples

The modern lifestyle of super-sized french fries and couch potatoes often takes the blame for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes in the U.S. — perhaps rightly so. But growing evidence suggests another factor in the dual epidemics: modern chemicals.

No, they are right. People don’t exercise and they eat the wrong things. This will lead to obesity.

Exposure to even minuscule amounts of synthesized substances — used in everything from pesticides to water bottles — can scramble hormone signals, scientists say. This interference can trick fat cells into taking in more fat or mislead the pancreas into secreting excess insulin, a hormone that regulates the breakdown of fat and carbohydrates.

 Maybe but this is a little vague. Who is saying this and why are fit people not affected? I see pro athletes drinking from plastic water bottles all the time. I drink from plastic and have never had an issue. In fact weren’t plastic bottles made popular because we were suffering from chronic dehydration and needed to carry water around with us all day? Oh, that was another scam. Pay for water.

Among the most ubiquitous and scrutinized of these so-called endocrine disruptors is bisphenol A, better known as BPA. The chemical is a common ingredient in plastics and food-can linings.
“When you eat something with BPA, it’s like telling your organs that you are eating more than you are really eating,” says Angel Nadal, a BPA expert at the Miguel Hernandez University in Spain.

Not a lot of information on Mr. Nadal in google. I wonder if he likes tennis? But he is not Dr. Nadal and the Miguel Hernandez University???

Nadal’s latest research, published last week in PLoS ONE, ??? finds that the chemical triggers the release of almost double the insulin actually needed to break down food. High insulin levels can desensitize the body to the hormone over time, which in some people may then lead to weight gain and Type 2 diabetes.
To achieve this feat, BPA fools a receptor into thinking it is the natural hormone estrogen, an insulin regulator. Nadal’s team found that even the tiniest amounts of BPA — a quarter of a billionth of a gram — did the trick. The effect disappeared when the researchers stripped the specific receptors from the study mice, evidence that they had in fact pinpointed BPA’s chemical mechanism, which had previously eluded scientists.
In laboratory tests of human cells, the response was even more pronounced.

“That pretty much nails it,” Bruce Blumberg of the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the new study, told The Huffington Post. He notes that despite the prior associations made between BPA and metabolic problems, including obesity and diabetes, doubt had lingered because of a lack of understanding about how the phenomenon occurred. Long-term studies of children — tracking BPA exposures and health outcomes — remain ongoing around the world.

So a guy, also not a Doctor, is used as verification that this is true even though he wasn’t involved with the study. But he is looking for a reason to indict BPA’s and he seems to happy that Nadal , not the tennis player or a Doctor, has found something. I am not saying this is crap but it the credentials seem a little fuzzy here. if you can do these studies on mice, why can’t yuou do them on humans? Do obese people have higher levels of BPA’s?

An estimated 90 percent of people in developed countries have BPA circulating in their blood at levels often higher than the threshold for causing hormone disruption used in Nadal’s study. This high incidence is due not only to exposures from leaching food packages but also BPA-infused cash register receipts, dental sealants and toilet paper.

Would then 90% of all people have trouble with obesity?

“People are seeing effects of BPA down to 1000-fold below [Nadal’s threshold],” adds Frederick vom Saal, another expert in endocrine disruptors at the University of Missouri-Columbia. “It takes so little of this chemical to cause harm.”
The chemical industry disagrees. “BPA is one of the most thoroughly tested chemicals used today and has a safety track record of 50 years,” says Kathryn Murray St. John, a spokesperson for the American Chemistry Council, a lobbying group for the plastics industry. She highlights recent regulatory rulings in favor of the safety of BPA.

God I hate to agree with corporations, especially lobbying groups, but they seem to have actually done studies. Imagine the lawsuits if plastic actually did give you diabetes. Hey, does the Miguel Hernandez University have a law program?

Vom Saal, who also wasn’t involved in the Spanish study, explains why the “standard estimates of safety” may be invalid. Minute amounts of the chemical may be even more potent than larger quantities, he says, which can flood the receptors and essentially turn them off, stopping the flow of insulin. In other words, the dose does not make the poison — at least not in the ordinary sense. Yet the traditional dose-response assumption remains the basis for most regulatory tests that have deemed the chemical safe.

Wow, this is an argument. Too much poison won’t do anything but a little will.Closes that loophole, doesn’t it?

The consequences of the continued widespread use of BPA could be most dire for pregnant women and developing fetuses, who appear to be particularly sensitive.
“The fetus is not only exposed to BPA but also to higher levels of insulin from the mother, making the environment for the fetus even more disruptive,” says Nadal. “This is a very delicate period.”
Previous studies have suggested that the environmental chemicals in the womb can preprogram weight gain later in life. BPA, for example, may tell a growing fetus to develop more fat cells.
Nadal adds that BPA is just one of a larger cocktail of at least 20 endocrine disruptors commonly used in everyday items, including phthalates, nicotine, dioxin, arsenic and tributyltin. Further, obesity and diabetes aren’t the only risks posed by the chemicals. Studies also hint at links with cancer, infertility, heart disease and cognitive problems.

See here you go. I bet you were waiting for the hook. BPA is just one of 20 disruptors that plague mankind. Therefore Mr. Nadal seems to be setting himself up for a lifetime of grants to study such things. Check the want ads, the Miguel Hernandez University should be hiring soon.

Overall, half of the developed world is now overweight and one in six is obese — about double the numbers of 30 years ago. Huh??? Again see my article on BMI if you believe this. Approximately 250 million people suffer from diabetes worldwide.
Sure, our lifestyle has changed over the decades in parallel with the increased use of BPA. Yet scientists have noticed the same fattening trend in newborns, lab rodents, pets and wildlife that live in close proximity to humans. Have babies or mice really changed how much they eat or exercise? Experts highlight this as further evidence that more than just caloric intake is driving the current epidemics of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Or maybe this is because we have more food and more sedentary lifestyles. As a non doctor but avid tennis player, let me suggest that a mom who overeats during pregnancy passes more calories to her child than one who doesn’t. What about obesity and genetics?  Not all kids are born obese. In fact look around your local school and note that very few kids are obese. You get about the same ratio as when I was a kid. A couple of skinny kids, a couple heavy ones and everyone else in between.

“The scary thing is, this is occurring in children. Thirty years ago, we called Type 2 diabetes ‘adult-onset,'” vom Saal says. That’s not the case anymore.

Again, this is just my opinion and no I have not spent years studying BPA’s. And maybe it was just the way the article was written but this is not a convincing argument. If you are going to say there is a link, then prove the link. 

Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitness.com Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. |

Post 15: Best Weight Loss Advice….Ever?

This is a great article from the guys at Pro Grade Nutrition. People have been asking me why I decided to support Pro Grade instead of going with other well known ( multi-level Marketing ) companies. For me there are a couple of reasons.

  1. Pro Grade is not a mlm. I not trying to recruit anyone or make quotas each month.
  2. Pro Grade is one of the few nutrition companies out there that is gmp tested. This means you actually get what the bottle says you are getting.
  3. Because they do not have to monkey around with uplines and downlines and sales contests, they can actually take time and write articles that will help you, not try and sell product.

 So that is what we have for you today. If you agree with the information and want to try some stuff out, know that everything has a 60 day money back guarantee. If you like the information but want to buy your supplements somewhere else, that is okay. My job has always been to get good information in your hands to read. What you do after that is up to you.

Best Weight Loss Advice…Ever?

By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES

If you are struggling with weight loss, then you MUST read this.

It contains information which may be VITAL to your health.

As an avid exerciser and dieter, you may be making KEY mistakes which may lead to INCREASED weight gain and “SICK” FAT CELLS.

And this weight gain may be slowly KILLING you – without you even knowing it.

Some may be SILENT killers, while others you may have the opportunity to CONTROL.

Regardless, taking IMMEDIATE steps TODAY may slow your weight gain, and possibly REDUCE it.

The end results may be a leaner, firmer, stronger, and younger you for years to come!

Most people laugh when I tell them these five things lead to weight gain, but then are amazed at the power they may have on their WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS.

#1 Your Stress Is literally KILLING You

Everyday you may feel stress.

And this stress may actually be KILLING you.

Stress causes your body to be put on alert, which may lead you to increase your energy intake.

Your body removes sugar from your blood for IMMEDIATE energy, which may leave you hungry.

And calorie-rich, nutrient-dense snacks are what MOST people go for when they are stressed.

And this can spell “bad news” for your WEIGHT.

Too many high-calorie, nutrient-dense snacks, may cause you to store those calories as fat.

With your life being high paced and stressful, with everyone working to deadlines, your STRESS levels may be through the roof.

And this stress may cause the exact opposite of what you want to happen: you may pack on the pounds!

So take a breather and relax, your waist and skinny jeans will appreciate it LATER.

#2  Is Sugar As Deadly As Illegal Drugs?

Okay, so maybe not as bad as most illegal drugs, but it may be close.

Sugar may increase neurotransmitters and opioids in your brain, which may provide comfort and enjoyment.

Dopamine (the neurotransmitter), may increase when you ingest sugar

Sugar may affect more than just your WAIST

As this hormone increases, your dopamine receptor sites may actually DECREASE.

This may increase your opiate receptors.

And since sugar may release both, dopamine and opioids, this may increase the addictive properties of sugar.

#3 It All Started BEFORE You Were Born…

You all know that exposure to hazardous chemicals WHILE pregnant may cause damage to the unborn child.

Toxins like chemicals, smoking, and drinking may lead to damage to your unborn child – especially the brain.

Now there is emerging research that says that exposure to junk food DURING pregnancy may be BAD.

That junk food may alter your developing child’s brain.

When your unborn child is exposed to junk food, it may
cause a predisposition to EATING junk food

Researchers have discovered that exposure to high-fat, high-sugar diets may lead to increased risk of obesity later on in life.

They determined that, during pregnancy, junk food exposure may lead to changes in the central reward system of your brain.

This may encourage overconsumption of HIGH-FAT and HIGH-SUGAR foods in YOUR child.

So if you are pregnant, limit your intake of high-sugar and high-fat foods.

It may be unforgiving to your hips, but also to your child’s developing brain.

#4 Can Being Overweight Cause You To Get FATTER?

Being overweight can ACTUALLY make you FATTER.

You may think that this is a no-brainer!

Give me a minute to explain…

Your fat cells release hormones which control how much you eat, and when you should stop eating.

When you are overweight, the signal to stop eating gets WEAKER.

The weaker signal may cause you to OVEREAT leading
to increased WEIGHT GAIN

This leads to increased energy consumption.

And it may get worse from there!

Increased weight may cause your cells to become resistant to many different hormones, which may disrupt your fat cells from doing their job.

That job is: regulation of your ENERGY INTAKE!

And this sickness may lead you down a dangerous path.

The more your fat cells become inflamed, may result in resistance to key hormones.

And this may wreak havoc on your metabolism.

Not only may it slow down your metabolism, but your body may have no IDEA if it is full or not.

This may lead to increase WEIGHT GAIN.

#5  Are There Any Anti-Fat Foods Out There?

Your cells may become inflamed with increased FAT levels.

But that is not the only reason why!

Damage caused by free radicals may also be a reason behind your WEIGHT GAIN.

And you might be thinking: is there anything I can do?

Of course there is!

Fruits and vegetables are loaded with powerful nutrients called antioxidants.

And these antioxidants may be the key to reducing inflammation.

Antioxidants may make your FAT cells regain normal hormone signaling again.

Antioxidants are powerful fighters against free radical damage.

Antioxidants suck up free radicals and DESTROY them

Antioxidants may destroy free radicals, which means they are no longer searching out STABLE molecules to steal electrons from.

This may REDUCE inflammation, which is powerful news for your metabolism.

Reducing inflammation may help your FAT cells to become “healthy” again.

Take Immediate ACTION Now

Being blessed with poor genes and bad dietary guidance, may not mean you are destined to spend your days overweight and TIRED.

Increasing fruit and vegetable intake and limiting your sugar intake, may help you LOSE WEIGHT and keep it off.

Altering your dietary intake may reduce inflammation, which may be causing your increasing waist line.

YOU may have the chance to reduce your INFLAMMATION by including plenty of fiber, INFLAMMATION fighting antioxidants, and limiting your sugar intake.

Your weight IS in YOUR control.

Start CHANGING your life today, and boost your METABOLISM one step at a time!

NEXT: Click Here To FINALLY Take Control Of Your Weight Forever…

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References:

Ong, ZY. Muhlhauster, BS. Maternal “junk-food” feeding of rat dams alters food choices and development of the mesolimbic reward pathway in the offspring. The FASEB Journal. 2011. Vol. 25(7);pp. 2167-2179.

Avena, NM. Rada, P. Hoebel, B. Evidence for sugar addiction: Behavioral and neurochemical effects of intermittent, excessive sugar intake. Neuroscience & Behavioral Reviews. 2008. Vol. 32(1);pp. 20-39.

 

 

Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitness.com Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. |