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I was overweight all my adult life.  I went through the typical weight yo-yo’s.  My self-esteem and productivity suffered as result of it.    Dr. J’s comprehensive weight management program taught me the importance of sticking to an anti-yeast nutritional program for life.  

Following Dr. J’s Eight Commandments of no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no caffeine, no alcohol, no nicotine, and no chemicals in the yeast-free cookbook (Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking) was challenging at first, but now it’s simple and saving me a chunk of money on grocery.

Dr. J’s Herbal Detox, Hormonal Regeneration, and Weight Management

herbs also work like magic.  Tons of strange creatures (yeasts, parasites, and eggs of parasites) showed up in my toilet!  It was gross, but I was happy that they were outside of my body!

Dr. J also helped me realize that being overweight is a mechanism of protection.  Once I recognized where my insecurity was coming from, I was able to work on increasing my strength.   Weight control is actually about life control.  Thanks Dr. J for a transforming program! 

For more information, please visit: www.drjsbest.com.  To schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. J at 818-472-2213 or 800-715-3053.

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In a previous article, I addressed the causes of child obesity based on my observation in more than three decades of clinical experience.  They include:

1) Poor dietary habits

2) Born to mothers who are overweight

3) Born to mothers who are diabetic

4) Born to mothers who have yeast and parasitic infections

5) Lack of exercise.

30% of pre-school and school children are overweight or obese.  How do we help these kids lose weight before the excess weight negatively affects their physical and mental health?  Here are a few suggestions for prevention and treatment:

1)      Parents should serve as good role models in changing dietary habits.  When children are addicted to the Standard American Diet (SAD) which is loaded with sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, caffeine and chemicals, it’s because their parents or care takers are also consuming these food.  Children would follow when their parents or care takers set good examples.  My yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking will give you ideas in terms of how to prepare healthy and tasty food that change your taste buds for the better.

2)      Overweight women should lose excess weight before pregnancy to lessen the incidence of diabetes in their own children.  Our Weight Management  program will facilitate this weight loss process.

3)      Women with diabetes should do more exercise to control their blood sugar level during pregnancy.  Slow-walking is a low-impact exercise suitable for pregnant women.

4)      Yeast and parasitic infection symptoms tend to flare up during pregnancy. When the estrogen level increases, the blood volume also increases.  When the blood volume increases, heightened blood sugar feed yeasts and parasites.  Babies can contract yeast and parasitic infections through their mother’s blood stream and birth canal. When yeasts and parasites affect the thyroid gland and cause hypothyroidism, it would be difficult for children to lose weight.  So, the pregnant woman and her sexual partner should be treated to control the overgrowth of yeasts and parasites.  Our Herbal Detox (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) is safe and beneficial for both pregnant women and their babies.

5)      Encourage children to exercise.  Children will develop a good exercise routine when parents set a good example.  Family activities in the park can be a wonderful way to get both parents and children involved in physical movements.

Child obesity can be treated and prevented.   Parents need to be involved and set good examples for their children as early as possible.

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for weight control for adults or children, please call (800) 715-3053 , or  (818) 472-2213 , or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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A chubby baby may be cute, but it may also be a sign of health risk.  Childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years.  Nearly 30% of pre-school and school children are overweight or obese.  What are the causes of this epidemic?  Here are some of my observations in my more than three decades of clinical practice:

1.  Poor dietary habits.

If parents have poor dietary habits, their children learn the same habits.  I once encountered an overweight school kid who was bottle-fed with 7-up since he was an infant.  Therefore, he had been addicted to sugary food throughout his childhood.

2.  Born to mothers who are overweight

When mothers are overweight during pregnancy, the fatty tissues can easily form in the bodies of babies in the womb.

3.  Born to mothers who are diabetic

According to several studies, the body mass index is higher for babies born to diabetic mothers.  The unused blood sugar in the mother’s body will feed (or over-feed rather) the baby in the womb.

4.  Born to mothers who have yeast and parasitic infections

As I mentioned in previous articles, when the pregnant mother has yeast and parasitic infections, she can give the same infections to her baby through the blood stream and the birth canal.  Once infected, the baby may have a weak thyroid gland and crave food which feeds the yeasts and parasites, and a vicious cycle ensues.

5.  Lack of exercise 

School kids may spend very little time on exercise, and overtime in front of the TV or computer.

In the next article, I will discuss the treatment and prevention of child obesity.  Stay tuned!

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for weight control for adults or children, please call (800) 715-3053 , or  (818) 472-2213 , or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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In the previous articles, I addressed Step I:  understanding the cause(s) of overweight condition, and Step 2: developing a weight loss Meal Plan – an anti-yeast nutritional program.   In this article I will discuss Step 3: using herbal therapy to cleanse yeasts and parasites to boost your immunity, energy and metabolism, Step 4: managing your stress effectively to stop or prevent emotional eating, and Step 5: defining your life purpose.

 

Step 3: Herbal Therapy:

Detox:           

An anti-yeast nutritional program prevents new toxins from entering your body.  Chinese herbal therapy removes existing toxins so that your body’s innate intelligence will be activated for optimal function.

Yeasts and parasites tend to go to the weak areas in your body to develop their colonies.  If your thyroid is weak to begin with, then they can build their home there and further weaken your thyroid function.  A strong herbal formula is needed to remove excess yeasts and parasites simultaneously.  Our Yeast-Para Control formula is designed for that purpose.  Because yeasts and parasites go hand in hand, you must cleanse both simultaneously to improve your immunity, energy and metabolism.

In addition to loosening up the toxins created by yeasts and parasites, you need to flush the toxins.  Our Cleansing-Balance Tea is designed for that purpose, with the emphasis on cleansing liver and kidneys.

Fitness:

In addition to detoxifying your thyroid, it’s also important to nourish your body and starve yeasts and parasites so that you can stop sugar craving.  Herbal Cocktailis a high protein herbal drink and will accomplish that purpose.  Herbal Cocktailis also rich in digestive enzymes which inhibit the overgrowth of yeasts and parasites and improves your digestive function.

Another fitness formula is Fitness Regular, a fat blocker.  If you carelessly ingest fatty food, Fitness Regular will block the fat from forming fatty tissues in your body.  The side benefits are lowering your high blood sugar, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Last but not least is Fitness Plus, a fat burnerFitness Plus will burn the excess fat in your body and turn it into energy for you.  When you combine the Detox and Fitness programs, you will greatly improve your immunity, energy and metabolism.

 

Step 4: Managing Stress Effectively to Stop or Prevent Emotional Eating

Stress is a part of life.  If you manage stress effectively, it can propel you to the next level of success.  In my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, there are several tools you can use to manage your stress effectively.  One simple but effective tool is my 10-minute meditation guide.  Go to www.drjsbest.com to claim this invaluable free gift.  Another tool is to write reconcile letters.  Follow the steps detailed in my book.  Once you release negative emotions such as anger, resentment, fear, doubt, guilt, and regret, you will stop or prevent emotional eating, and in turn, stop weight yo-yo’s.

Step 5: Defining the Purpose of Your Life

When you go through challenges in life and struggles with your weight, you might ask,

“Why me?”

“Why is life is so difficult for me?”

“What is the purpose of this?”

“Why am I here?”

“What is the purpose of life?”

“What is the meaning of life?”

“What is life all about”

According to Plato, purpose of life (or meaning of life) is attaining the highest form of knowledge.  Aristotle, Plato’s apprentice, defines purpose of life as achieving eudaemonia.  Eudaemonia is an ancient Greek word.  It consists of the words “eu” (good) and “daemon” (a type of supernatural being).   It is therefore translated as “happiness”, “well-being”, “flourishing”, and “excellence.”  Another Greek philosopher Epicurus defines happiness in its highest form as freedom from pain and freedom from fear.

My definition for purpose of life for each and every one of us is very simple:

“Constantly improving the quality of life and help others achieve the same!”

In order to achieve this purpose of life, we need to keep learning, growing, and expanding on the spiritual path so that we can be free of pain and free of fear; and meanwhile, help others achieve the same!

In your journey to weight loss, constantly remind yourself that there is a purpose for your struggle with the weight issue, and you will be able to remove all the obstacles.  You will be able to achieve the highest level of well-being and happiness through the journey.  After you triumph, you will be able to help others achieve the same!

In the process of taking theses five essential steps to achieve healthy and fast weight loss, remember the commonsense approach:  Regular exercise, proper hydration, and adequate amounts of sleep and rest are also essential.

If you follow all of the strategies detailed above, you will be able to reach your weight goals in a healthy way within the least possible amount of time!

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This three-part article discusses five essential steps to healthy and fast weight loss.  In the previous article, I addressed Step I:  Understanding the causes of overweight condition.  They include: poor dietary habits, yeast and parasitic infection, hypothyroidism, psychological stress, and spiritual imbalance.  Usually multiple causes intertwine with each other.

Once you identify the causes of your overweight condition, you can focus on correcting the issues.  Let’s now discuss a very important step: Developing a Weight Loss Meal Plan.

What I am going to discuss here is called Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Nutritional Program.  This life-long nutritional program contains “Eight Commandments”: no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no caffeine, no alcohol, no nicotine, nor chemicals.

1)   No Sugar:

Sugar is poison! Sugar overworks the thyroid and pancreas.  Continuous overworking of these two vital glands can result in their exhaustion and sluggish metabolic function. Consequently, weight gain, low energy, irritability, anxiety, depression, poor mental concentration, and mood swings become common symptoms.

2)    No Dairy:

Dairy products include whole or skim milk, ice cream, cheese, yogurt and butter.  These are favorite foods for yeasts and parasites and are mucous-producing.  Hypothyroidism (low thyroxin production), bloating, sinus headaches, snoring, sore throats, asthma, bronchial infections, coughs, postnasal drips, halitosis, and constipation are common symptoms associated with mucous problems.

3)    No Wheat:

Wheat gluten is a favorite food for yeasts and parasites and is mucous-producing.  Most people believe that wheat is a nutritious grain and they therefore consume a large amount of wheat products on a daily basis.  When yeasts and parasites are well-fed with their favorite foods such as wheat, they multiply quickly.  In addition to sucking your nutrition through their strong, vampire-like hooks, they also deposit toxins after a hearty feast.  The toxins they release can cause many kinds of allergy symptoms.

4)    No Yeasts:

Yeasts belong to the fungus family which consists of at least 100,000 to 250,000 species.  They include yeasts, mold, mildew, rots, smuts and mushrooms.  The function of yeasts is to break down dead bodies so that organic matter can be turned into its basic elements of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon and phosphorus.  However, overgrowth of yeasts can also break down living organisms.   They tend to build a colony in the areas of your body that are weak and have no defense.   For example, if your thyroid is weak to begin with, the gland can further deteriorate by yeast overgrowth.

5)    No Alcohol:

Alcohol is a product of fermented wheat or fruits (i.e. grapes).  Fermentation requires yeasts.  Sugar is a by-product of this fermentation.  When drinking alcoholic beverages, you are ingesting yeasts, sugar and chemicals all at once — a triple whammy!

Alcohol is particularly detrimental to a person who is infected with yeasts and parasites because of the “triple whammy” effect.  Yeasts in the alcohol add to the existing yeast population in the body.  The result is more bloating because more yeasts are fermenting!  Sugar feeds the yeasts and parasites and enables them to thrive.  Alcohol is ethanol which is a thought-altering chemical.   Therefore, it can make the foggy mind even foggier!

6)   No Caffeine:

While drinking coffee or tea may be an upper for you, it also makes your little enemies in your body, yeasts and parasites, very happy!  Coffee is acidic which forms a base for yeasts and parasite to grow.  In order to neutralize the acidity, your body will have to draw alkaline from your bones (calcium).  Therefore, if you are a long-term, heavy coffee drinker, you might have calcium deficiency as well.

7)    No Nicotine:

Nicotine is another favorite food for yeasts and parasites.  Even if you are a non-smoker, secondary inhalation can be just as detrimental.  Some smokers complained that when they stopped smoking, they gained weight.  One possible explanation is that when they smoked, their bodies hosted a large amount of yeasts and parasites.  These little enemies can eat them away and create a delusion that they weigh less.

8)    No Chemicals:

Artificial sweeteners, artificial food coloring and flavoring, drugs (including medication, LSD, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, etc.) are all chemicals.  Chemicals can clog the liver and kidneys easily.  When the liver and kidneys are clogged with chemicals, they cannot excrete toxins efficiently.  When toxins are backed up, the immune system becomes sluggish.  Consequently, the opportunistic organisms such as yeasts and parasites are allowed to thrive.

Once you follow Dr. J’s Eight Commandments, you will experience rapid weight loss.  Your tummy can be flattened in a matter of weeks.  My clients have reported that by far these Eight Commandments are the most effective Weight Loss Meal Plan they have experienced!

In the next article, I will discuss the remaining steps you can take to ensure a healthy, fast and yet long-lasting weight loss.  Stay tuned!

 

Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J) is a leading expert in treating female or male yeast and parasitic infections, and over-weight or under-weight conditions.  She is also the best-selling author of Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing and Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

For more information, please call (800) 715-3053 or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Find us at: www.drjsbest.com.  Fan us on Facebook: www.fb.com/drjsbest.

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Five Essential Steps to Healthy and Fast Weight Loss — Part 1

By Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J), D. N. Sc.

Once upon a time, I was called “little pig” because I was only five feet tall, and I was 50 pounds overweight!  In addition to being overweight, I also suffered a cluster of health issues such as mind fog, chronic fatigue, depression, sugar craving, arthritis-like aches and pains (fibromyalgia), eczema, athlete foot, etc.  At that time, nobody knew what I had.  When I look back, I realize what I had was a severe case of yeast and parasitic infection!

It took me a total of six (6) years to figure out how to lose those stubborn 50 pounds and become physically and mentally fit.  In this three-part article, I will condense my life-long journey into five simple steps for you to achieve healthy and fast weight loss in just a few weeks.

Step I:  Understanding the cause(s) of overweight condition:

Major causes of being overweight include poor dietary habits, yeast and parasitic infections, thyroid dysfunction, psychological stress and spiritual imbalance.

1)   Poor Dietary Habits:

As I’ve stated in my book, Healthy & Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking, an average American eats 120 pounds of sugar per year.  From birth to age 70, the average American eats eight cows, nine pigs and 15,000 eggs.  A well-balanced diet should contain less than 20% fat, less than 20% protein and more than 40% complex carbohydrates.  Excess intake of fat, protein and sugar can turn into an over-storage of fat.  Americans also tend to overeat or not to eat at regular hours.  Some skip breakfast and others have big meals right before bedtime.  Irregular hours and portions can confuse your biological clock and jeopardize your metabolic function.

2)   Yeast and Parasitic Infections:

Yeast and parasitic infections are misdiagnosed and improperly treated by most medical professionals.  In addition to all the symptoms from head to toe such as foggy mind, allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), low energy, immune deficiency, arthritis-like aches and pains (fibromyalgia), skin rash, vaginal yeast infections, male yeast infections, anal itch, fungal nails, depression, anxiety, loss of sexual interest, etc, an overweight condition can also persist.

Yeasts and parasites can creep into any part of your body, especially in areas which are weak to begin with.  For instance, if your thyroid gland is weak, then opportunistic yeasts and parasites can particularly affect your metabolic function and cause further deterioration.  If yeast and parasitic infections are not treated, the weight problem will persist.  Some clients complained to me that they gained weight even if they just drank water!  Even though they may not have been as innocent as they portrayed themselves to be, there is some degree of reality in their complaint.  The fact is that it is very difficult for them to lose weight, no matter how hard they try.

3)   Hypothyroidism:

Severe hypothyroidism manifests symptoms such as obesity, constipation, dry skin, cold intolerance, hair loss, puffy face and mental retardation.  Contributing factors include congenital and environmental.  The latter includes poor eating habits.  Constant excessive consumption of sugar causes overwork and exhaustion of the thyroid gland.  On top of that, untreated yeast and parasitic infections will further weaken the thyroid function.

4)   Psychological Stress:

Some people thrive on chaos.  They tend to be in constant crises.  Because they are used to a dysfunctional behavioral pattern, they feel anxious or uncomfortable if their lives are peaceful.  Somehow they have to create a situation in which their frantic behavior can be justified. 

People who are not able to manage stress effectively tend to indulge themselves in emotional eating.  Food is a symbol of love and comfort across cultures, especially for those who associate food with parental approval, love and attention.

5)   Spiritual Imbalance:

As I’ve stated in my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, many overweight people suffer from spiritual imbalance because they carry a great deal of ‘unfinished businesses’ on their shoulders.  In most cases, they crave approval from their parents.   Some are angry and hurt because they were abused sexually, mentally or physically during their childhood.

The predominant emotions are anger, resentment, grief and regret.  Some even feel sorry for themselves and feel that their negative feelings are well justified.  Usually they are unclear about the purpose of their existences.  They tend to “live to eat,” instead of “eat to live.”

Understanding the causes for your overweight condition will help you focus on the issues you need to work through.  Usually there is a combination of causes.  Therefore, if you want to achieve a long-lasting result in weight loss, you need to employ a holistic approach to balance your body, mind and spirit.

In the next article, I will discuss how you can develop a Weight Loss Meal Plan and use Chinese herbal therapy to cleanse yeasts and parasites and boost your metabolism.  Stay tuned!

Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J) is a leading expert in treating female or male yeast and parasitic infections, and over-weight or under-weight conditions.  She is also the best-selling author of Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing and Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

For more information or to schedule telephone or Skype consultation appointments, please call (800) 715-3053 or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Search for us online at www.drjsbest.com.  Find us on Facebook at www.fb.com/drjsbest.

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Q.        Can I lose weight on Dr. J’s Detox program?

A.        Definitely!  A client just told me that she has lost 55 pounds on our detox program in about 4 months.  That’s about three pounds per week.  This is a healthy pace for weight loss.  How did she do it?  She incorporated a holistic approach and had an “overhaul” of her life style:

1.  Yeast-Free Nutritional Program

She studied my book Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing thoroughly.  She often could cite what I wrote in the book despite her mind fog in the beginning of the holistic treatment.

She followed the cooking principles diligently in my yeast-free cookbook: Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.  Because of her severe food allergies, she carefully follows the recipes.  She now gradually increases the types of food she can eat without feeling bloated.

2.  Herbal Therapy

She was on Herbal Detox (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea), Hormonal Regeneration(Female Vitality), and Weight Management (Herbal Cocktail— a partial weight control program).  Her original purpose was to rid herself of yeast infection symptoms including chronic fatigue, mind fog, body aches, bloating, sugar craving, food allergies, Leaky Gut Syndrome, vaginal yeast infection and anal itch.  Because she had to watch her budget, she was not placed on the full weight management program.  After four months of detoxification, she gradually reduced or eliminated the yeast infection symptoms.  She also lost 55 pounds unexpectedly and was delighted to lose that toxic weight!

3.  Removing mental toxins

During the treatment course, in addition to dietary habit change and herbal therapy, she also received three sessions of telephone consultation with me to remove her mental toxins.  In the process of “mental detox” she learned to forgive her ex-husband, as well as accept and enjoy her current life situation.  In other words, she had come to terms with her divorce which had been weighing on her for the past 10 years.

4.  Regular exercise:

Because of her Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I guided her to start with 10 minutes of slow walking around the block.  Now she has gradually built up to 30 minutes a day.

Because of both physical and mental detox, she was able to shed 55 pounds effortlessly.  This is just one of many examples among my clients.  You, too, can lose the toxic weight when you are committed to a healthy lifestyle and outlook on life!

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for various health issues such as yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call (800) 715-3053 , or  (818) 472-2213 , or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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