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Losing A Little Weight Is Beneficial For Your Health

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Tue, Oct 28, 2008 @ 02:18 AM

Tags: Maintaining Good Health, Weight Loss

   Alternative medicine is not a cure all to all health problems.  Alternative medicines such as homeopathy work best on healthy people with a strong immune system.  Most people do not realize the potential benefits of just losing a few pounds of weight.  This article is done by our guest blogger, Bryan Joseph King, will help show you how just losing a little bit of weight can go a long ways toward improving your overall health.

Losing Weight For Your Health.
 
It is very clear that gaining even a bit of weight is not good for our health. The same cannot be true for the reverse because losing a little weight is good for our health. You only need to at least loss 5% to gain health benefits so for example your weight is 200 pounds then you only need to loss just 10 pounds.
 
Losing weight plays a big role in treating and preventing heart disease, heart failure, high blood pressure, unhealthy blood cholesterol levels, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases. With just losing a weight of 5% of body weight can eliminate, reduce, or prevent these conditions in many people that are overweight. It is even better if you can maintain a loss of 10% of your original body weight because it improves the reponse of our body to insulin, controls or prevents high blood pressure, aids blood sugar, and improve triglyceride, LDL cholesterol levels, and HDL cholesterol. The health benefits are better when you lose excess abdominal fat.
 
Here is a list of some benefits of losing a modest amount of weight, which is loss of 5% to 10% of initial body weight:
 
- If weight is lost before age 45 then reduce risk of breast cancer.
 
- Increase in HDL cholesterol incrementally for every BMI change downward of one unit
 
- Lesser chance of diabetes by 58%.

- Drop blood pressure by 10 points for lost of weight of 20 pounds.

Losing weight is a very big help in preventing diabetes. In a program to prevent diabetes, they recommended weight loss and physical activity components that will dramatically reduce their risk of developing diabetes with a weight loss of just 7%.

Article by: Bryan Joseph King
Health and Fitness Blog
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Homeopathic medicine and weight loss

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Wed, Apr 11, 2007 @ 11:24 AM

Tags: Weight Loss

Homeopathy and Weight Loss

The first principle of homeopathy was formulated by Dr. Hahnemann, a German doctor in the 18th century. It is based on the concept that similar affections are healed with similar formula. Today it is used being a safe, non invasive therapy. It is non toxic to the body too, and has no long-term side effects. It also boasts of being safer for pregnant women, infants and the elderly compared with other therapies.

Homeopathic substances are made through the process of dilution. Having no longer whole molecules, rendering them non-allergenic and non-poisonous, they stimulate the body towards balance. Homeopathy uses natural substances which are approved and regulated by the FDA. Most remedies are available without a prescription.

Homeopathic remedies can be used along with supplements and herbs and can be safely taken together with insulin, heart, blood pressure, thyroid and other medications. Chronic diseases can be also treated with homeopathy as well. Lately it offers treatments for various aspects of obesity too. Homeopathic medicines help in the weight loss procedure by improving digestion, elimination and metabolism. However, the medicines need to be individually prescribed, based on different patterns. So before taking them, consult a homeopathic doctor for proper advice.

In the weight loss procedure through homeopathic medicine Antimonium crudum, Argentum nitricum, Calcarea carbonica, Coffea cruda and Capsicum are the most often used remedies.

Article is written by
Michael T. Smith, ND
Naturopathic Physician
Carolinas Natural Health Center
1212 Mann Dr., Suite 100
Matthews, NC 28105
Ph: 704-708-4404
Fax: 704-708-4417
www.CarolinasNaturalHealth.com