Sunday, September 19, 2010

Why exercise won't make you thin...

Just in. Of course it's not news to readers here...

"Got a few pounds to lose? Cancel the gym membership. An increasing body of research reveals that exercise does next to nothing for you when it comes to losing weight. A result for couch potatoes, yes, but also one that could have serious implications for the government's long-term health strategy"

"My mum used to complain that she couldn't lose weight. A size 18 and a couple of stone heavier than ideal, she tried in vain for years to shed the extra. Every week she headed to the gym, where she pounded the treadmill like a paratrooper, often three times a week. Most days she took the dog for a brisk, hour-long walk. She didn't eat unhealthily – the rest of the family ate exactly the same meals, and did a fraction of the exercise she did. She ought to have been the slimmest of the bunch: that she remained overweight was a frustration to her, and a mystery to all of us.

"From StairMasters to kettlebells, Rosemary Conley to Natalie Cassidy, we understand and expect that getting in shape is going to require serious effort on our part – and the reverse is true, too, that we expect exercise to pay back the hours of boring, sweaty graft with a leaner, lighter body. Since the days of the Green Goddess, we've known that the healthiest way to lose weight is through exercise. It's science, isn't it?

"Well, science has some bad news for you. More and more research in both the UK and the US is emerging to show that exercise has a negligible impact on weight loss. That tri-weekly commitment to aerobics class? Almost worthless, as far as fitting into your bikini is concerned. The Mayo Clinic, a not-for-profit medical research establishment in the US, reports that, in general, studies "have demonstrated no or modest weight loss with exercise alone" and that "an exercise regimen… is unlikely to result in short-term weight loss beyond what is achieved with dietary change." More here.

Add to that Dr. Heidi's findings with her clients: to lose weight, a body's fat burning mechanism must be working, which means it must be healthy and functioning. That's accomplished first with return to eating (and drinking) real foods, non-synthetic stuff, non-toxic stuff. 100% grass fed, for example. Hundreds of people now live on the ER Food Guide listings, because it includes the good stuff if every category. And they're available in most parts of the country. See more here.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Swimming in chlorinated pools can lead to cancer

Just in...

Swimming in chlorinated pools can cause an increased risk of cancer in bathers, Spanish researchers said on Monday.

"The evidence of genotoxic effects were observed in 49 healthy adults after swimming for 40 minutes in a chlorinated indoor pool," CREAL said in a statement on Monday.
Do they want to stop people from swimming? Well, no, they say.
"The positive health impacts of swimming can be increased by reducing the levels of these (toxic) chemicals," he said.
And just who is going to reduce the levels of these toxic chemicals from the swimming pools across America? They haven't done it for the daily food and drink for the American public...
Each day, several times a day, we consume toxic chemicals in everything we eat, from fruits and veggies (pesticides), grains and beans. All industrial meats and eggs have big concentration of these pesticides. To top things off, the big industrial feed lot owners feed the poor animals genetically modified corn and soy (!!!!) and give them impure chlorine laced tap water. All because it's cheaper and gives them bigger profits.
Profits to the few, yes. But at the expense of every single American adult and child who trustingly eats what they're offered in the giant supermarket aisles to restaurants and fast food.

Suddenly one day out of the blue, we get that wake-up call. And our life drastically changes. Along with those of everyone around us as we cope...