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1 Weight Management Program

2 According to the Surgeon General, 70 percent of our health status is determined by the lifestyle choices we make —what we eat and drink, whether we smoke and exercise, and how we love.


4 Fructuse Vs Glucose By Dr. Mercola How Your Body Metabolizes Fructose Versus Glucose Part of what makes fructose so unhealthy is that it is metabolized by your liver to fat in far more rapidly than any other sugar. The entire burden of metabolizing fructose falls on your liver, and it promotes visceral fat. 5 This is the type of fat that collects around your organs and in your abdominal region and is associated with a greater risk of heart disease. 5 Without getting into the complex biochemistry of carbohydrate metabolism, it is important to understand how your body processes fructose versus glucose. Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, has been a pioneer in decoding sugar metabolism. His work has highlighted some major differences in how different sugars are broken down and used. Here's a summary of the main points:Dr. Robert Lustig After eating fructose, 100 percent of the metabolic burden rests on your liver. With glucose, your liver has to break down only 20 percent. The metabolism of fructose by your liver creates a long list of waste products and toxins, including a large amount of uric acid, which drives up blood pressure and causes gout. Every cell in your body, including your brain, utilizes glucose. Therefore, much of it is "burned up" immediately after you consume it. By contrast, fructose is turned into free fatty acids (FFAs), VLDL (the damaging form of cholesterol), and triglycerides, which get stored as fat. The fatty acids created during fructose metabolism accumulate as fat droplets in your liver and skeletal muscle tissues, causing insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). 6 Insulin resistance progresses to metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes. 6 Fructose is the most lipophilic carbohydrate. In other words, fructose converts to glycerol 3 phosphate (g-3-p), which is directly used to turn FFAs into triglycerides. The more g-3-p you have, the more fat you store. Glucose does not do this. When you eat 120 calories of glucose, less than one calorie is stored as fat. 120 calories of fructose results in 40 calories being stored as fat. Glucose suppresses your hunger hormone ghrelin and stimulates leptin, which suppresses your appetite. Fructose has no effect on ghrelin and interferes with your brain's communication with leptin, resulting in overeating.


6 Penelope Cruz – Ear Seeds

7 The Dream Diet: Losing Weight While You Sleep Can more sleep really help us control our weight? Researchers say that how much you sleep and quite possibility the quality of your sleep may silently orchestrate a symphony of hormonal activity tied to your appetite. By Colette BouchezColette Bouchez WebMD Weight Loss Clinic-Feature Reviewed by Leonard J. Sonne, MDLeonard J. Sonne, MD How Hormones Affect Your Sleep Leptin and ghrelin work in a kind of "checks and balances" system to control feelings of hunger and fullness, explains Michael Breus, PhD, a faculty member of the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and director of The Sleep Disorders Centers of Southeastern Lung Care in Atlanta. Ghrelin, which is produced in the gastrointestinal tract, stimulates appetite, while leptin, produced in fat cells, sends a signal to the brain when you are full. While doctors have long known that many hormones are affected by sleep, Rapoport says it wasn't until recently that appetite entered the picture. What brought it into focus, he says, was research on the hormones leptin and ghrelin. First, doctors say that both can influence our appetite. And studies show that production of both may be influenced by how much or how little we sleep. In fact, have you ever experienced a sleepless night followed by a day when no matter what you ate you never felt full or satisfied? If so, then you have experienced the workings of leptin and ghrelin. So what's the connection to sleep? "When you don't get enough sleep, it drives leptin levels down, which means you don't feel as satisfied after you eat. Lack of sleep also causes ghrelin levels to rise, which means your appetite is stimulated, so you want more food," Breus tells WebMD.

8 Sleeping Qigong  Pictures of sleeping qigong  Why it works – what happening behind the scenes

9 Sleeping Qigong

10 Qigong for Weight Management  Is this for real?  Qigong is prescribed in Chinese hospitals  What makes you an expert?  Nationally Board Certified as a Clinical Practitioner and Advanced Instructor of Qigong * National Qigong Association (NQA) *American Association of Asian Bodywork Therapy (AOBTA ) *National Certification Committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)



13 Theory Behind Qigong Weight Reduction Regardless of the cause of the overweight, the end result is the same: the accumulation of fat somewhere in the body. Therefore, weight reduction requires the removal of the excess fat from the body. The Qigong exercises described in this program are suitable for losing weight gained for whatever reason--overeating, inadequate exercise, low metabolism, hormonal problems, etc. However, it is important for those suffering from underlying diseases to receive proper medical treatment for them in addition to doing these exercises. According to our records, by practicing the Qigong exercises discussed in this program, a number of patients not only brought their weight under control, but they even succeeded in improving their underlying overweight-producing diseases.

14 Statistical Data Three months observation after the program Table 13 shows that no regaining of weight was observed three months after the program.

15 " In ancient times the Chinese people used to use a fork, but then they became enlightened and began to use chopsticks.“ There is an important meridian (Large Intestine) on the moving finger that is being massaged while you eat. Chopsticks

16 Quinoa – Grain of Antiquity  Quinoa a complete protein that contains all the essential amino acids.  A way to get your protein without eating meat  Balances the moisture in the intestinal tract so it is helpful for both constipation and tendency toward loose stools.

17 Things to Remember  Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning.  Before other activities and especially before eating.  Start your day with a little qigong.  Don’t skip meals. Follow your meal plan. Set a timer, your smart phone or Outlook  Remember this is not a starvation diet. This is an awaken your metabolism program.  Eat consciously and slowly (chopsticks help with this). Chew your food 10-15 times per bite.  Sleep matters – get as much sleep as possible.  End you day with qigong

18 What to Expect Next Week  Secret tips and tricks that work wonders!

19 Fructuse Vs Glucose - Gout By Dr. Mercola People everywhere are finally waking up to the indisputable fact that all sugars are not created equal when it comes to the physical end results they create. Scientists using newer functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) tests have now shown that fructose, a sugar found in most processed foods (typically in the form of high fructose corn syrup), can in fact trigger changes in your brain that may lead to overeating and weight gain. 1 1 The researchers discovered that when you drink a beverage containing fructose, your brain does not register the feeling of being satiated, as it does when you consume simple glucose. As reported by Yahoo! Health: 2 2 "All sugars are not equal — even though they contain the same amount of calories — because they are metabolized differently in the body. Table sugar is sucrose, which is half fructose, half glucose. High-fructose corn syrup is 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose. Some nutrition experts say this sweetener may pose special risks, but others and the industry reject that claim. And doctors say we eat too much sugar in all forms." Beware: Fructose Can Make You Hungry, Study Finds Twenty healthy adults were included in the featured study, published in the journal JAMA on January 2. 3 fMRI was used to measure the hypothalamus response when the volunteers consumed a beverage containing identical amounts of either fructose or glucose (75 grams). The two drinks were given in random order to all participants during testing sessions spaced eight months apart. 3 Your hypothalamus helps regulate hunger-related signals involving a number of hormones, including insulin, leptin, and ghrelin. The scans revealed that when drinking glucose, within 15 minutes the activity in the area of the brain involved with reward and desire for food was suppressed, which leads to a feeling of fullness or satiety. According to co-author Dr. Robert Sherwin: 4 4 "With fructose, we don't see those changes. As a result, the desire to eat continues — it isn't turned off." In fact, fructose not only did not suppress hypothalamic activity, it actually caused a small spike instead. Furthermore, glucose boosted the links between the hypothalamus, thalamus, and striatum, while fructose strengthened the connectivity between the hypothalamus and thalamus, but not the striatum. This is important, as the striatum also deactivates once your body senses it has eaten enough... According to the authors: "These findings suggest that ingestion of glucose, but not fructose, initiates a coordinated response between the homeostatic- striatal network that regulates feeding behavior." What all this means in everyday terms is that when you consume fructose, you may actually be "programming" your body to consume more calories, as fructose fails to trigger that feeling of fullness, and may even trigger continued hunger pangs. Dr. Jonathan Purnell, an endocrinologist at Oregon Health & Science University, told Yahoo! Health: "It implies that fructose, at least with regards to promoting food intake and weight gain, is a bad actor compared to glucose.“

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