Judy Brooks, Kaiser Permanente, 36 Year discussed on Healing Quest
Thank you for joining us. We hope all is well with you and that you're enjoying these long summer days. I am that's for sure. We've been hearing a lot recently about those so called pandemic pounds. So in just a few minutes, we're going to have some suggestions. From some really helpful research about how to lose some of those extra pounds. We also have a warning of sorts about vitamin K 27, a daily supplement that really delivers for our heart, our brain, our bones and our nervous system. Recently. It's received a lot of attention in the natural health world. So some synthetic versions of it have started to appear that our experts say you need to stay away from So we'll dive into that subject in about 10 minutes. We're also going to examine some very interesting research about how your friends going to have a direct impact on. I'm living that happier, healthier and longer like that we talk about here and we'll find out how dancing one of my favorite things to do. Can improve your cognitive health. Plus in my wild woman Wisdom segment today I'm going to be talking about how things have changed as we began to open up across the country, but we're going to begin today. With those so called pandemic pounds and research on why big waistlines are a big health risk findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine report that having a waist measuring more than 35, inches for women and 40 inches for men Nearly doubles the risk of dying prematurely. That's more than 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men. Well, the research involved more than 350,000, European men and women. The key problem is belly fat that accumulates around abdominal organs. In addition to study in Britain, called the Million Women Study found a direct link between an increase in waist size and coronary heart disease over a 20 year period. Well. 36 Year study done by Kaiser Permanente right here in Northern California, found that those with the abdominal obesity and middle age were almost three times more likely to develop dementia later in life than those who didn't have the excessive abdominal fat and to study in Holland linked body and abdominal fat to an increased risk of breast cancer. So we have your attention now about paying attention to your waistline. We have a few suggestions about maybe how to shrink it. Well, obviously, it's important to exercise regularly, something as simple as walking. That's a good thing, and it's really important to eat better, and we have some suggestions about that. Well, first of all, we want to make sure you don't fall for the misconception that cutting calories means cutting meals. I was studying at Ohio State University has found that skipping meals not only doesn't work, it can lead to abdominal weight gain, and that would be that belly fat. We're trying to get rid of. That's right. Well, researchers say, a number of small meals throughout the day and we've heard this over the years for many different doctors in different plans that you know these three. The small meals throughout the day is the best plan because Skippy meals Just set your body up for larger fluctuations in insulin and glucose, and that can lead to fat gain instead of fat loss. Just the thing you're trying to avoid, you know, and skipping meals are drastically cutting calories has one other problem. It can make unhealthy food look more attractive. The junk food or or a Sally Fallon calls the pornographic food. Exactly So to lose those pounds don't skip meals, and that's especially true for breakfast. Research from the American College of Cardiology says skipping breakfast is associated with atherosclerosis, which is hardening of the arteries due to a build up of plaque while the research involved over 4000 male and female volunteers And the results showed that those who skipped breakfast had a much higher incidents of hardening of the arteries than the other participants. They also had bigger wastes and body mass index, along with higher blood pressure and glucose levels. Study's author says Having a healthy breakfast every morning is one habit that can definitely reduce the risk of heart disease and keep your waistline in check. If you're just joining us. I'm Roy walking heart and I'm Judy Brooks and you're listening to healing quest, and we're talking about the critical importance of keeping your waistline at a healthy circumference. Big word. In other words, you want a smaller waist line. Exactly. Now, when it comes to diet, we have three waist slimming ingredients to recommend. The first one is sentiment. Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that the essential oil in cinnamon Turns up the heat on fat cells, so the result is improve metabolism that induces fat cells to burn more energy and protect against obesity. We like to put cinnamon in our coffee. That's one way to get cinnamon into your diet, and you know if you have oatmeal or something for a little cinnamon on it It's not sweet, really. So you you might want to add a little honey or something to it to the process is called a thermo genesis. And scientists say cinnamon is one good way to make that happen. Another good ingredient in slimming your waistline is black tea. Scientists at U C L. A have found that black tea promotes weight loss by changing bacteria in the gut. What happens is that bacteria associated with obesity decreases. Wild bacteria associated lean body mass increases. Now the results are similar to the weight loss benefits of green tea, but this is the first time they've actually been confirmed for black tea. Researchers say. Both cheese also boost good microorganisms, and what they do is they contribute to our well being and deliver antioxidants and those antioxidants help keep ourselves healthy. And third would like to recommend cauliflower is part of your healthy waste plan. Now cauliflowers often referred to as one of the healthiest foods on Earth, because it not only helps control weight, it also wards off cancer, heart disease and and brain diseases are all things we'd like to ward off. Also, it has 1/10 the carbs of white or brown rice, and it's packed with vitamins. K C and b six. It's a great alternative to white rice and gluten free grains, and it can be mashed, buttered or fried. Now we always buy organic cauliflower to avoid the pesticides and maximize the nutrition and And California actually has become one of my favorite vegetables. 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