Does Lack of Sleep Affect Your Ability to Lose Weight?

Does lack of sleep affect your ability to lose weight? It appears that the answer is yes, it does.

I found one study on PubMed that shows that sleep deprivation does reduce your ability to lose weight, even when you are on a diet. The results say that lost sleep “decreased the proportion of weight lost as fat by 55%” and “increased the loss of fat-free body mass by 60%”. So not only does sleep deprivation reduce your ability to lose fat, you end up losing good mass.

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Osteoporosis and Milk

Milk might not be the best thing to drink to deal with osteoporosis.

My wife found this yesterday in one of her nutrition textbooks, Dietary Guidelines, from the Global College of Natural Medicine, 2010

Regrettably, the more dairy one consumes, the weaker bones can become.  It has to do with acidity and alkalinity.  When placed together they neutralize.  The calcium in milk is alkaline while the protein is acidic.  The problem is that there is more acid in the milk than alkaline calcium.  This causes the body to leach more calcium from the bones to combat the acids coming in.  So, unfortunately, those consuming dairy to combat osteoporosis are actually causing the opposite to occur.

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Osteoporosis and Calcium

Osteoporosis has become a serious problem. It used to be considered a disease that only elderly women developed, but not anymore.  It is becoming a problem for younger people, both men and women. A large part of the rise in osteoporosis is the increasing amount of acidic foods and drinks that people are taking in. As a society, we eat too much fast food and processed food and drink too many soft drinks. We don’t realize how acidic some of our food and drinks are.

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Matrix Energetics – WOW!

Have you heard of Matrix Energetics? I read the book about 6 months ago and took the 3-day seminar a week ago.  Dr. Richard Bartlett has an interesting story about how Matrix Energetics came about, which he shares in the book. He also describes some of the techniques, which I didn’t really get from the book. I’m a little too left-brained to pick it up from a book. It was enough for me to understand that it is really powerful though, so I looked into the seminar.

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Are You Tired of Being Sick Yet?

You probably hear almost daily that another one of your friends or co-workers is sick. The media is still pumping up the swine flu even though some medical authorities have said that it has already peaked and has not been the event that it was predicted to be. Personally, I’m tired of hearing about it.

I don’t believe that most people need to get sick, especially not with things like a cold or the flu. None of my immediate family has been sick in over a year, and it isn’t because we live in isolation. I have small kids who go to school every day and are around other sick kids, so they have been “exposed” to whatever is out there, as have my wife and I.

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Government Health Care Plan? I Prefer Wellness Care

My “local” congressman called a few nights ago with an automated phone survey to get my input on what they are working on in Washington. One problem with the survey is that it only accepted “yes” or “no” answers, so it was pretty meaningless in my opinion. The other problem is that I really don’t care too much about what they are doing because I look after my own interests.  The two major areas in the survey were about health care and taxing the wealthy. I give my viewpoint on the taxation issue on one of my other blogs. This is about my view on health care.

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Binaural Beats and Brainwave Entrainment

Have you heard about binaural beats and brainwave entrainment? I’ve been hearing a lot about it recently from a variety of sources.

The most recent place I heard about brainwave entrainment was a blog post by Heather Vale Goss. She mentioned an interesting site that has some very cool programs that use entrainment to do things from improving your health and enhancing creativity to learning astral projection and lucid dreaming.

So what is brainwave entrainment?

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Develop Your Intuition

Do you listen to your intuition? Do you even know what your intuition is?

Bob Proctor in 6 Minutes to Success defines intuition as the mental factor that allows you to tune into vibration. Everyone is transmitting thought energy, or vibrations, all day long. So, your intuition is your ability to pick up on what other people are thinking.

Bob suggests an exercise to demonstrate. Pick one person that you know and think about them calling you. Think about it frequently, all day long. The stronger your feeling of them calling you, the stronger the vibration that you put out. Chances are that they will call you before the end of the day, or the next time you talk to them they will probably tell you that they were thinking about calling you.

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Your Interconnected Body

In the traditional medical approach, the parts of the body are all treated independently. Medical science is learning that those old ideas aren’t true. The body is actually very interconnected and nothing can take place in one part of the body that does not have some effect throughout the rest of the body.  These effects can be broadcast around by the fascia.

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Electric and Magnetic Fields in the Body

The body generates electrical and magnetic fields. That idea has been taught in Eastern traditions for thousands of years. Western traditions have always held to the idea that “if I can’t see it then it doesn’t exist”. Fortunately western science is now getting sophisticated enough that we can now measure these fields.

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