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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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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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Standard American Diet (SAD) usually contains a large amount of sugar, dairy, wheat, and yeasts.  In the past few weeks I have been posting why these food items are detrimental to your health.

Hopefully it is clear to you now that sugar, dairy, wheat and yeast products are favorite foods for yeasts and parasites.  Unfortunately, a great number of people live on these foods.  When you feed the favorite foods to yeasts and parasites, they are so happy that they start an instant rock n’and roll party!  After having a great time, like any other beings, they have to go to the bathroom.  They then use your body as a toilet to dump lots of toxins.

When they suck your energy through their strong, vampire-like hooks, you experience extreme fatigue or lethargy because when you eat, you are actually feeding an extended family in your body.  When yeasts and parasites deposit toxins, you may suffer from allergy symptoms such as sinus congestion, headaches, arthritis-like aches and pains, lower back pain, bloatedness, constipation, or bladder or kidney infections.  Yeasts, parasites and their toxins can clog the liver, pancreas and thyroid and make your blood sugar metabolism sluggish.  This is one of the causes for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).  Hypoglycemia can then contribute to headaches, foggy mind, poor mental concentration, poor memory and irritability.  Another factor contributing to your foggy mind is that when yeasts ferment in your body, a by-product, ammonia, can alter your thinking process and cause disorientation.

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for various health issues such as yeast-free nutrition, detox, vitality, hormonal imbalance, healthy weight loss, 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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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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In order to correct weight problems, you need to learn to nourish your body and mind on a regular basis.  Staying trim is a lifelong project.  No crash diets, injections, medications, or surgeries can achieve this purpose.  The following natural remedies have been time-tested by many of my clients as the most cost-effective for healthy and safe weight loss:

Yeast-Free Nutritional Program:

The first step is to wean yourself from foods containing sugar, dairy, wheat, yeast, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and chemicals.  Stop ingesting poisonous or allergy-inducing foods into your body.  Give your thyroid a chance to rest and regenerate.  Allow your body to avoid the assault of wrong foods, and instead be nourished by nutrients from the right kind of foods.  If you would like to learn more about what to eat and what to avoid, follow the recipes in my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

Chinese Herbal Therapy:

For those of you who have a long history of being overweight, you need to consider herbal formulas specifically designed for weight control as an additional measure.  A yeast-free nutritional program gives your body a new start; while an herbal program removes the existing toxins in your body and revitalizes your sluggish metabolism.  A well-formulated herbal program for weight loss should have the following three functions:

1.  Control Your Appetite:

Most Americans overeat.  When I travelled in Europe, I noticed that my American friends were often surprised by the relatively smaller portions of food they received in European restaurants.  A traditional Chinese belief is that you should not eat more than a handful of food for each meal.  For those of you who love to eat, you probably wish you had a larger hand now (smile)!  Even though some of you are well aware of what you should and shouldn’t eat, when an abundance of no-no food is available, your will power often gives in.  Luckily, a well-put-together herbal formula can curb your appetite naturally without much effort on your part!

Our Herbal Cocktail was specifically designed for this purpose.  The high protein herbal drink contains multigrains and powerful digestive enzymes.  This product curbs your appetitte, stops sugar craving, and nourishes your body.  A scoup of this powder in a cup of Cleansing-Balance Tea or made into an herbal smoothie can carry you over for about two hours if you are too busy to have a regular meal.  It has been considered a life-saver by my busy clients.

For those peope who fast periodically, they found that the combination of our Cleansing-Balance Tea and Herbal Cocktail is very nourishing during the fast.

2.  Block Fat from Forming Fatty Tissues.

As mentioned previously, the Standard American Diet (SAD) usually contains 40 to 60% fat in a given meal (A cheeseburger is a good example.)  If you wish to reduce weight, you need to learn to eat sensibly and avoid foods containing a high amount of fat.  However, as a human being, sometimes you deviate knowingly or unknowingly.  A good herbal formula for weight control will also eliminate a good portion of the fat you put in your body.  In other words, before the newly ingested fats have a chance to be stored in your body, these herbal formulas will be able to expel them provided that you are not overloading your body with fatty foods all the time.

Our Fitness Regular is designed as a fat blocker.  Over the past 15 years, our clients have also reported side benefits such as the balancing of their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol.

3.  Burn the Existing Fat in Your Body and Turn It Into Energy:

In addition to preventing new fats from being stored in your body, the third function of an effective herbal weight control formula is to burn the existing fat in your system and turn it into useful energy.  As a result, you will feel energetic, mentally clear and productive.

As described in previous articles, you might go through a period of cleansing crisis if you have many toxins accumulated in your system.  Before your body can function at its optimal level, it has to clean house!  Drink a lot of water or our caffeine-free Cleansing-Balance Tea to flush the debris.  In this way, the cleansing and purging processes can be facilitated.  Our Fitness Plus is desgned as a fat burner. It contains strong Chinese herbal ingredients to burn the fat that has been stored in your body.  I have also included a good amount of Acai berries to facilitate cleansing.


All of our products contains no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no corn, no yeasts, no alcohol, no caffeine, nor chemicals.  Only the finest natural ingredients are used in our formulation.  The end result:  steady and safe weight loss of two to three pounds per week.  The good news is that as long as you follow the guidelines for a healthy lifestyle, you won’t experience weight yo-yo’s that go hand in hand with fad diets.

In the next article, I will discuss how you can manage your stress effectively, how to restore your spiritual balance, and how to exrcise effortlessly without going to the gym.

Stay tuned!

For telephone consultation on effective weight control, yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, 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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Excess weight is a very costly health problem which can be associated with life threatening conditions such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, respiratory disorders, gallbladder disease and metabolic dysfunction.  Being overweight can negatively affect health, appearance, self-esteem, and even earning potential.  Some researchers estimate that each pound of extra fat can cost an executive $1,000 a year in income.

 

Causes of Overweight Conditions:

Major causes of being overweight include poor eating habits, yeast disorders, thyroid dysfunction, psychological stress and spiritual imbalance.

 

Poor Eating Habits:

As mentioned previously, an average American eats 120 pounds of sugar per year.  From birth to age 70, on the average, an 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 overstorage of fat.  Americans also tend to overeat or not to eat at regular hours.  Some skip breakfasts and others have big meals right before bedtime.  Irregular hours and portions can confuse your biological clock and jeopardize your metabolic function.

 

Yeast Disorders:

As described in previous articles, yeast disorders 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, low enegy, immune deficiency, arthritis-like aches and pains, skin rash, vaginal yeast infections, male yeast infections, depression, anxiety, loss of sexual interest, etc, a persistent overweight condition can be an indication that your metabolic function is being jeopardized by stubborn yeast disorders.

Yeast can creep in to any part of your body, especially sites which are weak to begin with.  For instance, if your thyroid gland is weak, then opportunistic yeasts can particularly affect your metabolic function and cause further deterioration.  If yeast disorders are not corrected, 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.

 

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 causes.  The latter includes poor eating habits.  Constant excessive consumption of sugar causes overwork and exhaustion of the thyroid gland.  On top of it all, untreated yeast disorders will further weaken thyroid function.

 

Psychological Stress:

Some people manage to be in constant crises.  For those who are used to a dysfunctional behavioral pattern, they feel anxious or uneasy if their lives are peaceful.  Somehow they have to create a situation where there will be chaos, and thus their frantic behavior can be justified.

 

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

 

Spiritual Imbalance:

Many overweight people suffer from spiritual imbalance because they carry a great deal of  “unfinished business” 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.”

In the next article I will discuss natural remedies for safe and healthy weight loss.  Stay tuned.

 

For telephone consultation on 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 to schedule an appointment.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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