Written by Brad King, M.S. MFS
Banish belly fat to decrease potential health problems!
Research now confirms that one of the best predictors of overall disease lies within and around our waist. A man's ideal waist measurement should be below 36 inches and a woman's should be below 35 inches. Anything above these circumferences greatly increases the person's likelihood of experiencing various health problems including diabetes and heart disease.
A major area of research over the last few years has concentrated on the fact that our male and female hormones play a large role in how much belly fat we accumulate through age. As we age, the majority of us experience ever-increasing imbalances in our hormonal profiles. The end result is diminished youth, energy, vitality, muscular size and strength, and an ever-increasing waistline. As women age, they begin to feel the debilitating effects of what is now referred to as Estrogen-dominance " a condition in which healthful estrogens (2-hydroxy estrone) are pushed out of the way by unhealthy estrogens (16-hydroxy estrone). This disruptive hormone process is responsible for many of the conditions women attribute to perimenopause and menopause including weight gain. Men also notice disruptive hormone balance as they age. Men can often experience the debilitating effects of lower testosterone and higher estrogen levels, a condition that is not only represented by excess belly fat, but also through various prostate problems.
Hormonal fidelity can often be repaired through a program of proper diet, exercise and naturally proven, scientifically validated herbs, flavonoids, spices and vegetable extracts " all of which are found in the new (FAT WARS) HIS and HER Hormone Control formulas. In fact, some of these ingredients, like Indole-3-carbinol, have been shown through research to help reduce the risk of various cancers, including breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Others, such as Milk Thistle and Sulforaphane, will also help the body detoxify the environmental contributors to weight gain. Given that men and women have different genetic profiles and that they manufacture, use, and store fat differently, it makes sense, biochemically that male and female bodies should be supplemented in a different manner. Fat Wars HER Hormone Control and HIS Hormone Control formulas are designed to target numerous hormonal disturbances for both women and men, and in the process help banish belly fat. For best results use with Fat Wars Fat Burner. For more information go towww.fatwars.com.
Excess Body Fat Linked to Premature Aging!
It is widely accepted that excess blood sugar (from high-glycemic foods) causes excess insulin production. This enhances the body's ability to store fat while stopping it from using fat as a fuel source. It also creates a premature aging syndrome by stimulating our cells to rapidly-divide, thereby aging faster. Simply put, the fatter you become; the easier it is to prematurely age your body.
Glycation is a term used to describe the way sugars bond or stick to the various proteins in the body. The ultimate damage from glycation is called Advanced Glycated End Byproducts or AGE's for short. Once a protein molecule is altered and/or inactivated by AGE's, it can no longer carry out its main function, leading to a multitude of disorders. Given the fact that the average North American consumes between 55-68 kg (121-150 lbs) of sugar each year, it is no wonder that nearly three-quarters of our population is not only over-fat, but headed for early extinction (the average life expectancy is only 76.7 years). As we get older our ability to control our blood sugar begins to decline. The combination of weight gain, inactivity, poor dietary habits, stress and other factors contribute to a gradual malfunction of the system that regulates blood sugar.
Fortunately, there are scientifically proven nutrients found in the new Fat Wars Longevity Formula, that can directly influence premature aging at the cellular level, by either slowing it down, stopping it altogether or reversing some of the damage that has already occurred. Extracts of pomegranate, apple, elderberry, blueberry, black currant, raspberry, rosemary and white tea-all of which are found in the Fat Wars Longevity Formula, have been shown to have some of the greatest ability to neutralize the extraordinary amounts of harmful free radicals produced by AGE's. Glutathione, a mini-protein (peptide), is one of the most powerful antioxidants the body uses against free radicals and glycation. This makes it one of the most important additions to the Fat Wars Longevity Formula.
But what if you could literally reverse aging at the most fundamental level of all " the cell? Carnosine, a peptide produced naturally by numerous cells in the body, is an essential component of the Fat Wars Longevity Formula. When it comes to stopping the destructive effects of glycation and AGE's-especially in skin, brain and eye aging-nothing seems to beat the potential of carnosine. Fat Wars Longevity Formula's a revolutionary breakthrough in the nutritional arena when it comes to slowing down and preventing the damaging premature aging caused by sugar. For more information go to www.fatwars.com.Can Stress Make You Fat?
Contending with chronic stress at work or at home for many of us is an all-too-familiar scenario these days. Combine this fact with a diet of stress-producing food and a lack of exercise and we can unfortunately find ourselves on a sure path to premature aging and obesity. Continuous negative stress has been linked to North America's five leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung disease, accidents and cirrhosis of the liver. Research shows that between 80-90% of all illness is linked to stress and that 75-90% of all visits to the doctor are for stress and anxiety-related concerns. Fear-whether that fear is actual or perceived, releases various stress hormones to deal with the stressor. These hormones, primarily adrenaline and cortisol, are produced in the adrenal glands and are responsible for meeting the energy needs of the body in stressful times. Accumulating body fat through stre s s Chronic, unrelenting stress causes unwanted accumulation in body fat (especially abdominal fat) through the following mechanisms:
- By creating stress-induced hormone imbalances-leading to an obesity-like condition characterized by an excessive accumulation of abdominal fat. Abdominal fat also happens to be the most dangerous place for fat on the body-greatly increasing health risk.
- By causing the brain to send out hormones that trigger a chain reaction within the enzyme systems that affect fat, directly affecting the very one responsible for storing fatin the fat cell " lipoprotein lipase or LPL.
- By stripping away the best fat burning tissue in the body-muscle. If there isn't a supply of new protein (amino acids) in the system, cortisol, the stress hormone, will make extra glucose from muscle, thus reducing our metabolism. This is yet another reason not to add stress to our bodies by skipping meals or starvation diets.By creating ravenous cravings. Chronic daily stress (i.e. work or s chool) can rapidlydeplete serotonin reserves, causing the brain to send out ravenous cravings for sweet, starchy foods in order to self medicate and temporarily raise serotonin levels. Fat Wars Anti-Stress Formula offers unprecedented support to the adrenal system to help normalize adrenal function, improve overall ability to deal with excessive stress, lower excessive cortisol levels, induce relaxation without sedation, activate fat breakdown instead of muscle tissue, normalize immunity, increase mental functioning and help protect the heart. Gain control over the stress in your life and try new Fat Wars Anti-Stress to reduce stress-induced abdominal fat storage. For more information and to receive my free monthly e-letter go to www.fatwars.com.
Did you know that if you consume a proper balance of the right type of dietary fats, you could very well experience continual fat burning as well as increased energy levels? These beneficial or essential fatty acids-referred to as omega-6 and omega-3 fats-if consumed in the right amounts, not only help you burn more body fat, they also help revitalize your cells.
Omega-6 fats, or linoleic acid, are found primarily in polyunsaturated oils like; safflower, sunflower, cottonseed, corn, walnut, wheat germ, and soybean. Omega-3 fats, or alpha-linolenic acid, are found in large amounts within flaxseed, Perilla oil, and in lesser amounts in canola and hemp seed. The main benefits from omega-3's, come from their ability to convert into two health-promoting fats-eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-which are found preformed in cold water fish. With the exception of certain types of fish, our industrialized diets are pretty much void of the omega 3's, yet abundant in the omega- 6's, hampering our body's ability to burn sufficient fat for energy. The omega-3 fatty acid, EPA, lowers blood levels of fats by increasing the transport of fatty acids into the cells for fat burning (thermogenesis). Researchers believe that well over half the North American population is deficient in these omega-3 fatty acids. Perhaps our current obesity epidemic is at least in part due to this deficiency.
The New Obesity Theory
Research over the last few years has led to the discovery that fat cells have the ability to create inflammatory substances. So, the more fat you gain, the more inflammation you create, hampering your ability to burn fat and creating an unhealthy cellular metabolism. Fats that encourage this negative cycle are found in processed, fried and fast foods, vegetable shortening, corn oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, margarine and animal fats. Fats that counteract this cycle include omega-3 fats such as cold- water fish, flaxseed, and walnuts as well as gamma linolenic acid or GLA (from borage or primrose oil) and conjugated linoleic acid or CLA. These fats not only enhance fat burning, they also block the production of Substance P, a chemical produced in the brain that promotes pain and inflammation.
The Fat Wars Ultimate Fatty Acid Complex is a breakthrough formula that incorporates specialized pre-formed omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids along with essential nutrients that help reduce inflammation and speed the body's ability to burn fat and create abundant energy. For more information and to sign up for your free e-letter go to www.fatwars.com.