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Dr. Oz’s 5 tips to stay ALIVE – Numbers you NEED to know

Dr. Oz’s Know Your 5: The Lifesaving Numbers You Need to Know

1. Blood Pressure

Over 50 million American adults have high blood pressure, also called hypertension; within this range,1 out of every 3 isn’t even aware they have this serious medical condition. High blood pressure can cause a host medical problems including cardiovascular diseasechronic kidney disease and stroke, which can strike suddenly.

2. Waist Size

If you’re sporting a large waistline, your risk of dying prematurely is nearly double. The reason is because belly fat, often fondly referred to as a spare tire or abeer gut – sends out a toxic stream of chemicals impacting the whole body.

3. Weight

Stepping on a scale and finding out your body weight is one of the easiest numbers to calculate and an excellent indicator of your overall health. According to theCenters for Disease Control (CDC), 1 out of 3 Americans are considered obese, which can cause a slew of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gout, hypertension, high blood pressure and cancer.

4. Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

5. Fasting Blood Sugar

Testing your fasting blood sugar (FBS) measures your risk for diabetes, a chronic disease that can lead to blindness, cardiac disease, kidney failure, nerve problems and an impaired immune system. Diabetes is particularly high in the African American community.

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GT Get Fit Tip: Body Mass – How Much Do You Really Weigh?

Heavier one pound of blubber, blood sucking, jelly roll of fat, or a pound of lean, toned,  “fat” burning muscle?

When you talk about body mass or total weight your actually talking about two different things = fat vs muscle.  Lean body mass of the body is made up of bones, organs, muscle and water.

Fat mass is all the weight in fat that’s left over.  Depending on height, age and sex yourBody Mass Index (19-24 optimal)will vary.

My clients often ask how a person who starts an awesome cross training or weight lifting program gain weight before they see a significant loss in body fat?

The answer my friend is because muscle is more dense than fat and fat takes up more room in your pants and shirts.  Muscles also hold water so small increases in lean muscle tissue adds water weight in the initial stages before seeing a big weight or fat loss.

I had one client lose 14inches in her butt, abs and boobs and only 7lbs total.  Muscle will add good weight that is optimal for burning fat when you’re not working out.  Little bit of muscle training will help you to get toned.

Not only will you look and feel better, but live longer.  Being fat will kill you slow and painfully over time, one joint, one organ at a time.  If you need convincing listen to obese people talk about how their feet, knees and back hurt.  Ask somebody who lived with Type II Diabetes for more than 8yrs staying overweight and have their foot amputated because of high blood sugar.  Know somebody that had a heart attack but continues to be overweight and/or smoke?

Tell them you love them, its only a matter of time before they won’t be around, take it from me,  sooner than you could ever imagine.

STOP obesity!! It kills

All of us can, if you will.

One egg a day – ducks unlimited

Evidence suggests (read report here) that consumption of one egg per day is not associated with risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke in healthy adults.

If you have Type 2 Diabetes or high blood pressure, then increase in cholesterol in eggs will increase your risk of Cardiovascular Disease

The best “multi-vitamin” for healthy people?


Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010

For the general, healthy population, there is no evidence to support a recommendation for the use of multivitamin/mineral supplements in the primary prevention of chronic disease.

Limited evidence suggests that supplements containing combinations of certain nutrients are beneficial in reversing chronic disease when used by special populations; in contrast, certain nutrient supplements appear to be harmful in other subgroups.

People take vitamins all the time and I am frequently asked which is best.

My answer is NONE.

A body that is deficient or malnourished needs to be supplemented with essential nutrients that can be obtained from a variety of foods that can be grown or found locally.  If you eat well rounded and colorful then you should not need to supplement your diet, unless you have a true deficiency.

There is a difference.

Have you ever seen a person that is malnourished?

This dude here isn’t one of them

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