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EFFECTS OF OBESITY ON BACK PAIN, BLOOD PRESSURE, CANCER, AND DIABETES

In advising our members, we filter thousands of researches and fads and rely only on the credible worldwide science for better health and weight reduction. Here we chose the interesting research of Dr. Michael Greger. Yet, no research replaces your own doctor’s advice.

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IS THE OBESITY PARADOX REAL OR A MYTH?

In advising our members, we filter thousands of researches and fads and rely only on the credible worldwide science for better health and weight reduction. Here we chose the interesting research of Dr. Michael Greger. Yet, no research replaces your own doctor’s advice. Martin Luther King Jr. warned that human progress is neither automatic nor […]

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SUPPORTING CLINICAL RESEARCH ON CRAVINGS IN GLOBESITY BOOTCAMP FOR THE OBESE

Obesity is caused by overeating, consuming unhealthy food, and satisfying cravings. We propose that while overeating is strongly linked to emotions and consuming unhealthy food relates to poor education, cravings are a medical condition responsible for the majority of unnecessary calories. Cravings differ from hunger in that hunger can be postponed, whereas cravings require immediate satisfaction for a specific substance such as sugar or fat (e.g. cakes, burgers, ice cream). Research proves that cravings are caused by the imbalance of gut flora, blood glucose levels, brain chemicals (mainly neurotransmitters), and five specific hormones (ghrelin, dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and serotonin).

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SUPPORTING CLINICAL RESEARCH ON DIABETES IN GLOBESITY BOOTCAMP FOR THE OBESE

Supporting Clinical Research on Diabetes in GLOBESITY Bootcamp for the Obese Authors: Marcus Free MD, Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi MD, Waqar Ahmad PhD, Kelly Daly RDN, and Don Juravin (Don Karl Juravin). The Effects of GBA Regimen on Diabetes The GBA regimen is effective for diabetics as its ingredients decrease fasting glucose, postprandial glucose, and HbA1C, and […]

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WEIGHT LOSS SURGERIES COMPARISON

180,000 bariatric surgeries are completed every year, in America alone. The five most common bariatric surgeries include gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric band (aka Lap band), sleeve gastrectomy (aka Gastric sleeve), sleeve gastrectomy with duodenal switch, and vertical banded gastroplasty (aka Stomach stapling). 

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DIGESTIVE SYSTEM OF THE OBESE VS. NON-OBESE

Obesity results from increased energy intake and decreased energy expenditure. The digestive (aka gastrointestinal or GI) system has a key role in the pathogenesis of obesity. Changes in digestive system hormones, digestive tract structure and motility and the inhibition of mechanisms that restrict calorie intake result in weight gain. However, It is not clear if digestive system changes cause or are affected by obesity (Acosta 2014).

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RAISING SEROTONIN NATURALLY WITHOUT CALORIES

Elevated brain serotonin levels are necessary for some human functions including elevated ‘happy’ mood and reduced weights. Besides pharmacological interventions that can increase serotonin levels and are therefore useful in the treatment and control of disorders like depression, anxiety, and possibly obesity, there are some non-pharmacologic ‘natural’ ways to increase brain serotonin levels, elevate mood, decrease anxiety and as a result, control appetite and promote weight loss.

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NEW BMI VS. OLD BMI: IS IT TIME TO REVISE BMI?

The new calculations are based on the results of many researches regarding variations in body composition in different races, genders, and ages. The highlights from the researches are reviewed here. Based on these, a mathematical average has been calculated for each factor and the change in body density due to changes in body composition has been deduced.

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THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF BARIATRIC SURGERIES

There is limited statistical information about the dangers of bariatric surgery. Patients, therefore, undergo surgery without being aware or fully understanding the life-threatening risks involved. Every patient needs to know what their risks are, the severe, ongoing complications suffered post-surgery, and most importantly, that there are alternatives to bariatric surgery.

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NO CALORIES 4 HOURS BEFORE SLEEP EFFECTS ON WEIGHT REDUCTION IN GLOBESITY BOOTCAMP REGIMEN

Post-dinner snacking leads to weight gain through the increased caloric intake (Waller, 2004). Nocturnal snacking increases sugar levels. When sugar levels are increased, hormones such as insulin, ghrelin, and leptin, are activated and specific systems in the body begin to work  (Kalergis, 2003). As the body becomes more alert through glucose metabolism, it may be difficult to switch off and fall asleep (Kristen, 2007). As shown in our other document, inadequate sleep causes weight gain. Women and men consume 15.3% and 9.2% more calories when deprived of sleep, respectively (St-Onge, 2011).