There are about 2.1 million Americans who suffer from celiac disease. This is a genetic (probably), autoimmune disorder characterized by symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating, fatigue, constipation and other issues relating to digestion. The cause is eating foods that contain gluten coupled with moderate to high levels of stress.
The “treatment” is simple – eliminate gluten as much as possible from your diet. Even small amounts will irritate and causes issues, particularly with the small intestine.
Fortunately, if and when a gluten-free diet is followed, issues generally resolve and the body heals itself.
If you are suspecting you are gluten sensitive, here are 3 guidelines to follow:
Use the following as a guide to a gluten-free diet:
As a side note, gluten can be hidden in product including – get ready – stamps, envelope adhesive, and products for the skin.
Take a teaspoon out along with a bowl. Now measure 20 tsp. and put into the bowl. On average, that the average daily consumption of sugar. Note that this does not include fruit, beans and other naturally occurring sugars.
As you can see, that is quite a bit. Many consider this the number one reason for our obesity epidemic – excessive consumption of sugar. It is also one of the top 3 reasons for dental problems.
What to do? Consume less is the obvious answer but few want to hear this. So let us take a look at the top 4 alternative sweeteners.
Per WebMD. com, “Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood.
Most people with the condition have type 2. There are about 27 million people in the U.S. with it. Another 86 million have prediabetes: Their blood glucose is not normal, but not high enough to be diabetes yet.”
People who have Type 2 Diabetes and sit around too much may have more problems. This excessive sitting leads to an increase of fats in the bloodstream. This accumulation results in excessive inflammation and insulin resistance, a major contributor to obesity.
Now for the good news. Movement of any sorts, be it intense or casual such as walking improved the entire situation. Exercises such as squats and knee raises improved the situation by reducing inflammation and improving the system so that inflammation can be prevented in the future. The squats and knee
Additionally, squats and knee raises also helped the body burn fat, thus reducing incidences of obesity. (And of course, obesity correlates with inflammation).
The moral of the story is that regardless of your current situation (or diagnosis), moving will always help the situation.
Yogurt has quite the history. Its roots date back to the 3rd millennium B.C. At that time, those who tended to goats in the area now called Turkey started fermenting milk in bags made from sheep skin. The purpose was to preserve it and make it portable. In the process of doing this, yogurt was created.
Today, yogurt has many health benefits with the most recently noted one – reducing high blood pressure.
A 15-year study which included over 2000 participants showed that when yogurt was consumed on a daily basis, a reduction in high blood pressure was noted by 31%.
Additionally, yogurt was seen as a prevention for this problem which affects some 13.4 million Americans.
There are many types of yogurt but as a general rule, look for the following:
You know the tried and true ways of burning off fat.
They work for anyone and everyone. Stick with them long enough and they will work for you as well.
One challenge is that true be told, it can be boring and monotonous. Eating mainly the same foods, going to gym and doing basically the same thing. And how many pieces of broccoli can you eat?!
Here are 5 somewhat odd ways that can help a person burn fat and add some variety into the mix. Like the above, they work for anyone and everyone.
Yes, these are a bit odd and unusual but you cannot argue with the results. Mix the above now and again with a solid eating/training/supplementation program and you will experience a new, steady level of wellness.
The one you always wanted.