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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An engineers take on thyroid health, bromine and iodine
When I turned 40 my wife arranged for my first 'old man' physical. You know, the prostate check, the rubber glove, the works. This I expected. What I didn't expect was for a blood test to show an elevated TSH level and a hand-written note from my doctor on my chart that said "possible Hashimoto's Thyroiditis", and a prescription of Levothyroxine. I found this somewhat alarming. Since I take my health seriously and never blindly take the word of a health-care professional, off I went to consult "doctor Google". (A follow-up consult with my doctor required another office, the next available time was 3 weeks later...) What I found online was a wealth of information about iodine and thyroid health from a book by Dr. Brownstein, "Iodine, why you need it, why you can't live without it". I read this book and others, and decided to begin taking Iodoral iodine.
I gradually ramped up my Iodoral intake from 12.5 mg per day to 50 mg per day over roughly 3 weeks. About the second day of taking 50 mg/day of Iodoral, everything seemed to come apart. My neck (thyroid) swelled into what I could only find described as "swollen glottis", I started to develop lesions on my face and hands, and I experienced severe joint pain and stiffness. The swelling in my neck was severe enough that swallowing was difficult, as was breathing when I laid on my back. I found these symptoms to be somewhat alarming and briefly considered visiting the emergency room. According to my family doctor I had embarked down the path of insanity, so instead of visiting the emergency room I decided to keep chasing the white rabbit. Off to consult Dr. Google once again.
What I found was a disturbingly relevant account of similar symptoms on http://breastcancerchoices.org, under the Iodine tab, in an article titled "Bromide Dominance Theory", and the related "Salt Loading Protocol" to combat the rapid onset of the symptoms of bromine poisoning. The theory is that bromine, acquired from some soft drinks, some Gatorade, pastries, swimming pools and hot tubs, deposits in the thyroid and other places in the endocrine system (for a woman, the mammary glands), and gradually degrades the performance of these glands and causes a range of health problems culminating in cancer.
So, at the age of 40, I had convinced myself that I was a pre-cancerous woman. Well, maybe not, but the symptoms of bromine toxicity after taking iodine seemed somewhat correlated symptoms that seem to be more commonly experienced by women with breast cancer. What if by chance an erroneous interpretation of a thyroid test inspired me to take iodine that by chance brought to light a real thyroid problem caused by a lifetime of exposure to brominated foods?
I've been taking iodine for 3 years now. Here's what's happened: increased energy, stamina, curiosity, and memory. After following the salt loading protocol from the above website for a few days, the swollen glottis symptom diminished and have never returned. When I stop taking iodine and my regular dose of vitamins, minerals and Omega-3 fish oils, I feel like a wilted flower within a few days.
I've left out a lot of details in my account of thyroid health, iodine and bromine, but I hope this story inspires others to not blindly trust a numbers-only approach to health. Nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, genetics and family history all tell one important story - the story of _your_ health. I'm beginning to wonder if it's possible to receive effective health care without considering all the pieces of the picture.
I've been fortunate to know Dr. Genchi. His holistic approach to alternative medicine and his interest in the entire picture of his patient's health is, in my opinion, a much more productive approach than the 'by-the-numbers' approach of so many others.
Dan Doner, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yes Caffeine is the treatment of choice for apnea of prematurity. Very low birth weight infants (VLBW) were ramdomly assigned to receive caffeine therapy or placebo. Those who received caffeine therapy had lower rates of cerebral palsy and cognitive delay at 18 and 21 months of age. However at 60 months neonatal caffeine therapy was no longer assciated with a significantly improved rate of survival without disability in children with very low birth weights. This study at age 5 reports results of detailed assesment of motor function, cognition, behavior, general health, hearing and vision after the study paticipants had reached the age of 5.
In Summary the neonatal caffeine therapy in VLBW infants (Preterm) showed the benefits on the rate of survival without disability at 18 months were attenuated during child development. The rates of coognitve impaiment were lower at 5 years than at 18 months, suggesting cognitive delay during the second year of life may not be a lasting outcome after very preterm birth.
JAMA, january 18, 2012--Vol 307, no.3
Symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) after total knee replacement (TPKA) and after total or partial hip arthroplasty (TPHA) are propposed patient safty indicators.
In conclusion, approximatly 1 in every 100 patients undergoing TPKA and 1 in every 200 patients undergoing TPHA developes symtomatic VTE ( DVT or Pulmonary embolus) proir to hospital discharge. These values could be used as a benchmark to evaluate patient safty indicators derived from routinly collected data
JAMA JANUARY 18, 2012.
Today no one can deny the possibility of adequate nutrition and the prolonged maintainance of health and vigor on a VEGITARIAN lifestyle.
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.