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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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Monday Inspirational Message:

— By Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J)

The following Zen Buddhist story depicts the choice and consequences of “letting go” vs. “Holding on.”  Please share your comments!

          Two monks were travelling on foot.  When they reached the bank of the river, they saw a woman who was trying to cross the river.  After a rainfall, the usually shallow river had filled with rapid running water.  It was getting dark and the young woman was hesitant to cross that seemingly dangerous river.  One of the monks volunteered to carry her on his back and in such a manner safely reached the other side of the riverbank.  He let her off his back, said goodbye and hurried on.

                     The two monks rested at a deserted temple that night.  The monk who carried the woman across the river was quickly sound asleep.  The other monk, however, was tossing back and forth.  Finally he shook the shoulder of the sleeping monk.  The awakened monk said, “Brother, what’s the matter?  Why are you still awake?  Come on, get some sleep.  We have a long journey tomorrow!”

          The other monk answered angrily, “How can you sleep after what you have done today?  We are monks.  We are not supposed to look women straight in the eye.  How dare you carry a young woman over your shoulders and think nothing of it?  How dare you?!”

          Here was the reply: “Brother, when I reached the riverbank, I dropped the woman off my back.  Why do you still carry her over your shoulders?”

 

          Dysfunctional behavior served a purpose at one point, but now it’s time to let go, and move on!  Otherwise, consider the consequences.  Negative emotions not only rob you of a peaceful life, they are also linked with degenerative diseases such as AIDS, cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and yeast disorders.  Don’t you prefer to live more comfortably, peacefully, and happily?

 

For consultation appointment 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 in the U. S., or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com  if you are outside of the U. S.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are available.  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 Problems:       

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, 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 effective weight control.  Stay tuned.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.

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For every health problem, there is a natural solution!  The following are some natural, drug-free remedies for Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS):

1.  Yeast-Free Nutritional Approach:

As you can see, yeast disorders can exacerbate a lot of physical and emotional illnesses.   In the case of PMS, because of the particular tendency toward sugar cravings, it is of ultimate importance to stay on a yeast-free nutritional program if you want to gain control.  Don’t wait until the premenstrual period to get on the yeast-free nutritional program.  The yeast-free nutritional program (containing no sugar, dairy, wheat. yeasts, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and chemicals) should be followed all year long to prevent the occurrence of PMS.  Follow the cooking principles in my cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking to learn more about what you can eat, and what you should avoid.  The following are some important highlights:

 a)    Feed your body with complex carbohydrates instead of simple sugars.  Complex carbohydrates raise the level of a chemical in the brain called serotonin.  Serotonin elevates mood and regulates sleep.

b)    Your daily diet should contain at least 40% complex carbohydrates, less than 20% protein, and less than 20% fat.   During your premenstrual period, you may increase your complex carbohydrate intake and reduce that of protein, for protein may interfere with serotonin synthesis.

c)    Crucifers such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts are rich in dietary indoles, which are excellent in removing the excessive hormones mentioned above.  Broccoli is also rich in absorbable calcium, which is very helpful in strengthening the bones.

2.    Herbal Therapy:

Most people who suffer from a severe case of PMS also have a history of yeast disorders and drug, alcohol or nicotine addiction.  It is important, therefore, to cleanse the accumulated toxins in the body in order for it to function properly.  Our Herbal Detox program consisting of Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea  is a good choice for detox during PMS or all year round.  Yeast-Para Control is designed to remove excess yeasts and parasites in your body, and Cleansing-Balance Tea is designed to flush out the “debris”, especially from your liver and kidneys.  These two formulas work hand in hand to keep your body clean and your immunity strong.  For the case of PMS, these formulas will greatly reduce sugar craving caused by the demands of yeast and parasites.

In addition, Female Vitality is very effective in balancing female hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and prolactin.  Thus, symptoms such as blood volume increase, bloatedness, water retention, and mood swings will be controlled.  Female Vitality also improves mental clarity and uplifts mood and productivity.

In part 2 of this article, I will address more self-administered, natural remedies for PMS, including exercise, Hands on Healing, stress management, and sexercise.  Stay tuned!

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, stress management, and spiritual counseling on Skype or telephone, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com for an appointment.

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Yeasts are everywhere.  They are in the air we breath, the water we drink, on the furniture we touch, on the ground or grass we walk on, on the skin that gets infected, on the pet’s fur, etc.  When the immune system is strong, the body can co-exist with yeasts, just like a good police force can keep a good social order.  When the police force (the immune system) is weak, then chaos will be the result.

Indulgence in yeast favorite food (Standard American Diet – SAD) that contains sugar, dairy, wheat, yeast, alcohol, cafeine, nicotin, and chemicals, excessive use of antibiotics, lack of exercise, pre-existing illnesses, poor hygene, sexual contact, and psychological stress, can cause the breakdown of the immune system and the thriving of yeasts.

Psychological stress is the primary cause for yeast disorders.  Unfinished business, boredom and “Busy-Taking-Care-of-Others Syndrome” are common causes for chronic psychological stress.

The most effective way for treating yeast infections or candidiasis is using a holistic approach including yeast-free nutrition, herbal therapy, stress management, and spiritual counseling.   For more information, visit www.drjsbest.com.  I also provide consultation via telephone or Skype.  For appointment, call (800) 715-3053 or e-mail: drj@drjsbest.com.

Healthy regards,

Dr. J

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