Belly fat is more dangerous because it leads to diabetes and heart disease the fat cells are different than the fat cells in thighs and the arms and unfortunately these fat cells have more toxic substances that drain directly into the liver increasing your risk of disease. Take a look mymonavie.com/victorgenchimd
For each 12 ounce sugar sweetened beverage you drink you INCREASE your risk of developing Diabetes by 15% a recent meta-analysis pooled data study of 300,000 people has shown.Vasanti Malik of Harvard has done this recent study. In another study of 88,000 nurses followed for 24 years it was found that those that consumed two sugar sweetened beverages a day increased their risk of heat attack by 35%. Metabolic syndrome has an increased risk of 20% with daily consumption of 2 or more sugar sweetened beverages daily. As you know metabolic syndrome is a constellation of three or more of the following,
2. High cholesterol (triglycerides),
3. low HDL,
4. High blood pressure,
5. increased waist circumference.
Three of these and your struggling with metabolic syndrome and all it's complications.
In a Danish study those that drank a liter or more of sugar sweetened beverages doubled their muscle and liver fat as well as other visceral fat deposits. This study suggests that diet with high amounts of fructose-containing sugars could lead to an increased liver fat ( fatty liver). As fatty liver develops there is and increase in Insulin resistance as the insulin receptors are down regulated. As this happen the insulin looses its ability to lead the circulating glucose into the cells that need it and a high blood sugar is maintained.
So you may want to rethink ordering any of the following at your favorite restaurant or grocery store:
1. IHOP CINN A STACK Pancakes with old fashion syrup 1/4 cup = 1,100 calories with 23.5 added tsp of sugar
2. Cheesecake factory Black Out Cake 1,300 Calories with 38 tsp of sugar
3. Junior mints theater size 4 oz. = 480 calories with 22.5 tsp of sugar
4. M&M milk chocolate 1.7 oz = 230 calories with 8 tsp of sugar
5. Kashi GoLean Crunch ( 1 cup) = 190 calories and 3.5 tsp of sugar
6. Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheat bite size ( 21 biscuits, 1.9 oz.) = 190 calories and 3 tsp of sugar
7. Starbucks Java Chip Frappuchino ( venti, 24 oz.) = 560 calories and 18.5 tsp sugar
8. Cold Stone Creamery very Vanilla Shake ( Gotta Have It 24 Fl. oz.) = 1,550 calories and 32.5 tsp of sugar
9. Cliff Bar Maple Nut 2.4 oz. = 250 calories and 5.5 tsp of sugar
10. Kashi GoLean Chocolate Malted Crisp bar 1.9 oz = 190 calories and 4.5 tsp of sugar
90% of Americans do not eat enough green and orange vegetables, beans, dairy and whole grains. Personally I would limit or eliminate dairy and cut way back on whole grains which are very subtle contributors to many allergy and joint complaints.
Don't fall into the misinformation trap of believing that it doesn't matter where the calories come from. We know very CLEARLY now that it matters and the price many people pay is obese-ogenic life and all of the complications. Obesity is the MOTHER and FATHER of more than 80 - 90% of the disease treated in this country today. If your Obese and your BMI is 30+ your are in critical condition and I hope this information has empowered you to take action. Find a program to correct your problem, if you need help finding one call me and we can discuss your needs on an individual basis. For your convienece I have placed this link for your consideration of a medically safe, fast and effective program to get to your optimum weight.
Victor J Genchi DDS MD
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J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 96:E1596, 2011
If you don't get the Update from John's Hopkins University Here it is:
Johns Hopkins Update
Steps to take to prevent and manage the cancer cells we all have. You have probably seen these notes before if not here is something to file away and incorporate into your life as it applies to your needs.
Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc., and can
cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
reduce tumor size.
However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
*CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made
with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.
B. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer
fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put
the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave..
Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.
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Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
This is an article that could be sent to anyone important in your life...
nt releases from John's Hopkins University and Cancer management are below. I hope you research and apply any that will enhance your quality of life.
As a practicing Internal medicine physician, the trends that patients have chosen indicate the desire for Natural healthcare options is at the top of their list.