Obesity is a condition characterized by excessive accumulation of body fat and increased body weight.
Scientific studies have revealed that obesity is associated with negative effects on health and reduced life expectancy.
Obesity is most often defined as a body mass index (BMI) above 30. High BMI is associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, lipid disorders, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
However, the definition of BMI has several problems. It doesn’t account for different body frames, and it doesn’t differentiate between muscle and fat. [Read More…]
Over the last few articles (1, 2, 3, 4) we have shared how sugar, in all its forms is the root cause of our obesity epidemic and most of the chronic diseases sucking the life out of our citizens, our economy, and, increasingly, the rest of the world. You name it, it’s caused by sugar: heart disease, cancer, dementia, type-2 diabetes, depression, and even acne, infertility and impotence.
Research shows that will power alone cannot help with sugar cravings due to its addictive nature. Eating sugar gives us “pleasure” and releases opiates and dopamine in the reward system of the brain. These are the same areas stimulated by drugs of abuse like nicotine and cocaine. This activates powerful reward-seeking behavior that can drive overeating and weight gain.
Dieting and detoxing can help, however it is a well-known fact that 95% of diets don’t work.
The best way to help the body burn fat, control sugar cravings and restore the body’s natural ability to use fat for energy, without suffering from withdrawal, is to create a bridge. [Read More…]
Different foods affect the body in different ways and sugar is uniquely fattening.
Sugar (sucrose) and high fructose corn syrup contain two molecules: glucose and fructose.
Glucose is absolutely vital to life and is an integral part of our metabolism. Our bodies produce it and we have a constant reservoir of it in the bloodstream.
Every cell in the body can use glucose for energy. If we don’t get glucose from the diet, our bodies produce what we need out of proteins and fats.
Fructose, however, is very different. [Read More…]
Here’s the not-so-sweet truth. We are killing ourselves by consuming truckloads of hidden sugar.
Sugar Is the New Fat
Despite 40 years of Americans being brainwashed into thinking that fat is bad, it turns out sugar — NOT FAT — is what makes you sick and overweight.
The facts are in, the science is beyond question. Sugar in all its forms is the root cause of our obesity epidemic and most of the chronic diseases sucking the life out of our citizens, our economy, and, increasingly, the rest of the world. You name it, it’s caused by sugar: heart disease, cancer, dementia, type-2 diabetes, depression, and even acne, infertility, and impotence.
The average American consumes [Read More…]
We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years of experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.
I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.
The only accepted therapy was [Read More…]
I recently read a great article by Marisa Cohen entitled How to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body. Her article reflects so much on how mothers should lead by example and show their daughters how to appreciate who they are right now. This is truly the best way to really regain a healthy lifestyle. I once read that what we teach we strengthen in ourselves. Therefore, the best way to regain a healthy lifestyle is to start thinking healthy and the rest will follow.
We live in a world where dieting and weight loss are every day topics, where diabetes is becoming a regular word in our vocabulary, where cardiovascular disease is something to expect. Nature did not intend for us to live with sickness. Nature intended for us to live healthy and conquer illnesses. We must, as a society, start leading by example in order to start creating a better world for ourselves and more importantly for our children. But it all starts by choosing.
Here’s how you can start thinking healthy. [Read More…]
There are many sources of wealth in this world. Gold, diamonds, oil, silver, copper, money, and the list goes on and on and on. But all of these sources of wealth, no matter how great of an amount you possess, are small and insignificant if you can’t truly enjoy what they can do for you and for others.
Our greatest wealth is our health!
I know of people who have great wealth in the material world but would give it all away for just one pain free day. [Read More…]
“Making an impact on the world is something most people don’t think about or don’t think they can. The question is not whether or not you can make an impact, the question is how much of an impact do you want to make”.
At Fine Forme we want to make a large positive impact on the world!
Today’s natural science offers us the possibility for a better future. [Read More…]