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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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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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According to the statistics, more than 80 percent of diabetics who are diagnosed each year have at least one family member with the disease.   However, most adult onset (Type 2) diabetics are diagnosed when people are over 40 and overweight.

Based on my more than three decades of clinical experiences and observation, diabetes that appears to be hereditary is actually a learned behavior.  People diagnosed with diabetes tend to copy the same dietary habit, mental attitude, and lifestyle from those of their parents who had diabetes.  When they break the cycle and adopt a healthier lifestyle, the so called “genes” no longer have effects on them.

The following is a good example:

Kathy was 45 years old and 60 pounds overweight when she came to my office.  Both of her parents had their legs amputated and died from complications of diabetes.  She was worried about getting diabetes and dying from it like her parents.  Because her diet mainly consisted of fatty and sugary foods in addition to her being overweight, I put her on our Herbal Detox (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) as well as  Weight Management (Herbal Cocktail, Fitness Regularand Fitness Plus) programs.  She was also on our yeast-free nutritional program containing no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no caffeine, no alcohol, nor chemicals.  She also walked daily for 30 to 60 minutes.

She was guided to write numerous letters to release her negative emotions toward her parents and siblings.  All of these actions were a drastic life-change for her.  However, she made up her mind that she did not want to die young miserably.  She stuck to the holistic program stringently until she lost 60 pounds (in about 7 months).  After that, she stayed on the maintenance program of the herbal products, and kept the healthier lifestyle.

More than 15 years had gone by since I first saw Kathy, and she has never developed diabetes.  Her contention is now, “So what if I had diabetic genes?!  I control them, instead of allowing them to control me!”


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

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