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Short-term, restrictive diets just don’t work as long-term weight loss solutions. As soon as your diet proves unsustainable within your everyday life, you regain the weight you’ve lost while dieting, negatively impacting your biological and psychological systems as well. Sound familiar?

 

In Fighting Fat: Break the Dieting Cycle and Get Healthy for Life!, wellness expert and best-selling author Dr. Steven Lamm reveals why it’s more important to gain health than to simply lose pounds. With Dr. Lamm’s individualized approach to weight reduction that’s based on your unique lifestyle, biology, and risk factors, you can start to improve your overall well-being while greatly reducing your risk of countless health complications.

 

Groundbreaking advancements in the rapidly evolving science behind weight loss have generated many new options for people who struggle to manage their weight. From understanding the effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications to making decisions about bariatric surgery, Fighting Fat delivers Dr. Lamm’s authoritative insights and analysis of the most current and comprehensive information available.


 


 

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Digestive Enzymes & Good Health

Enzymes: The Missing Link for Optimal Digestion

Steven Lamm, MD

Don’t feel alone if you experience tummy troubles. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, over 95 million Americans suffer from poor digestion. GERD and constipation are the top two most common outpatient care diagnoses among adults, and children under age 15 experience digestive issues as frequently as adults ages 65 years and older. Proof of this is seen in the multi-billion dollar digestive aid industry and on the shelves of your local pharmacy—stacked high with antacids, laxatives, fiber products, and more. The problem is endemic. Why? The major culprit is our modern cooked diet which destroys the natural enzymes found in raw foods that aid in digestion. Another reason is the body’s own diminishing ability to produce enzymes as we age. Add to that our love of processed, refined and fatty foods. It’s no wonder that so many of us frequently suffer from occasional bloating, gas, indigestion, poor absorption, and constipation. Illness and antibiotics also deplete the natural enzymes in our body.

Enzymes are biologically active proteins that are critical to every biochemical reaction in the body and necessary for good health.

In my practice, some of the most common complaints relate to digestion, bloating and gas. I’ve found that by changing how we eat and using supplements such as probiotics and enzymes can improve the entire digestive process which is critical for health maintenance

Dr. Lamm continues to explain that good digestion is a cornerstone of overall good health, so it’s a high priority to fix it when it’s broken.

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Top 10 Digestive Enzymes

See how this natural solution can solve many health problems.

By Vera Tweed, Better Nutrition Magazine, BetterNutrition.com

"They changed my life." That's what patients often tell Ellen Cutler, DC, after incorporating digestive enzymes into their daily nutritional routine. Why such dramatic results? "Enzymes are essential to life," says Cutler, author of MicroMiracles: Discover the Healing Power of Enzymes and a health professional, who has been using enzymes to treat many types of conditions for more than 25 years.

"Even if you eat good food every day," she says, "if you don't digest it properly, undigested food can actually seep from the small intestine into the bloodstream, and the immune system reacts." Lack of energy and digestive discomfort are among the first symptoms, but there are many others: craving certain foods; weight gain; thyroid problems; bloating, heartburn, gas, indigestion or burping after meals; constipation or diarrhea; hair that is dull, thinning, or falling out; lackluster skin; weak or cracked nails; trouble getting up in the morning; sleep problems; arthritis or joint pain; feeling too tired to exercise; depression; mood swings; headaches or migraines; ADHD; rashes; hives; hot flashes; PMS; and, sometimes, fertility problems. Poor digestion also speeds up the aging process.

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Salivary Enzymes & Blood Glucose

Enzyme in saliva helps regulate blood glucose:  The true meaning of spit

Monell Chemical Senses Center, Embargoed for release: April 4, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (April 04, 2012) – Scientists from the Monell Center report that blood glucose levels following starch ingestion are influenced by genetically-determined differences in salivary amylase, an enzyme that breaks down dietary starches. Specifically, higher salivary amylase activity is related to lower blood glucose.

The findings are the first to demonstrate a significant metabolic role for salivary amylase in starch digestion, suggesting that this oral enzyme may contribute significantly to overall metabolic status. Other implications relate to calculating the glycemic index of starch-rich foods and ultimately the risk of developing diabetes.

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