Welcome to the twenty-third edition of Viewpoints, our monthly
We at Insulite Laboratories believe that, while losing weight may sometimes seem
difficult, it can made a little easier by understanding your own eating habits.
Knowing why you eat poorly may enable you to fine-tune your intake and switch to
a more nutritious diet to achieve better health and a greater sense of
Weight gain is often a symptom of other things going on in a person's life.
These issues can revolve around emotions that are hard to handle, such as
loneliness, sadness, boredom and general unhappiness.
Eating unhealthy comfort food is often a way of relieving these feelings. But
learning to cope with these underlying issues is a much better way of overcoming
them than seeking the temporary relief of fattening food.
Having said that, you also need to be careful not to add feelings of deprivation
to the mix. So allow yourself a treat occasionally as a reward for having the
courage to confront emotions that may prevent you from achieving your ambitions.
But always keep an eye on the big picture of what you want to accomplish.
Whatever the scale, success is usually born from past failure. To take a lofty
example, Winston Churchill was regarded as a washed-up politician in the 1930s
when scarcely anyone listened at first to his dire warnings about the rise of
Adolf Hitler. Yet, with his attitude of never giving in, Churchill was proved
right. And on being appointed Prime Minister in 1940, he effectively became his
country's savior when Britain stood alone.
Remember this: everything you've done before, regardless of the outcome, brings
you closer to getting it right the next time - if you give it a next time.
So ignore any negative, critical feelings and tell yourself you're on the way to
success. And do you know what? You will be!
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social
well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
- World Health Organization, 1948
That's as true today as it was back then.
STUDIES REINFORCE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE LINKS
WITH EXERCISE AND HEALTHY DIET
Older men and women can reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease with
modest exercise, while social ties and a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables
may help stave off the disorder even if there is family history of the
(1)Exercise Is Associated with Reduced Risk for Incident Dementia (2)
among Persons 65 Years of Age and Older, Annals of Internal Medicine, Jan 2006; 144: 73 - 81.
About 4.5 million Americans suffer from the cognitive disease and the figure may nearly
quadruple by 2050, according to the Alzheimer's Association. But one of two new
Alzheimer's studies confirms that exercise is as good for the brain as it is for
the rest of the body and regular short, brisk walks may keep the disease at bay
Alzheimer's is becoming increasingly common after the age of 60 and causes
memory loss, confusion and behavioral change. To discover if there are ways to
avoid Alzheimer's, researchers at the Group Health Cooperative in Seattle
recruited more than 1700 men and women aged 65 and over.
At the start of the study, none had any sign of dementia or even subtle
cognitive problems that often signal the onset of the disease. Participants were
asked about their exercise patterns and given frequent tests designed to detect
early signs of memory loss and dementia.
Researchers found that 158 people of both sexes developed forms of dementia,
including Alzheimer's, during the 6-year study. But seniors who exercised gently
for as little as 15 minutes, three days a week, reduced their risk of developing
dementia by about 30%.
"We don't know if exercise makes the disease go away," said lead researcher Eric
Larson, who stressed that the study does not provide direct proof that exercise
will ward off dementia. 'But this is the best evidence you're going to get, short
of a clinical trial."
A wealth of medical evidence exists to show that regular exercise can also help
prevent the onset of heart disease and stroke, which, like Alzheimer's, may be
linked to Insulin Resistance-related weight gain and obesity.
Insulin Resistance is an imbalance of glucose and insulin in the blood stream,
which, if left unchecked, can be instrumental in the onset of numerous other
disorders. These include Pre-Diabetes, the cluster of cardiovascular diseases
called Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X) and PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), a
leading cause of female infertility. All of these latter conditions can be
reversed by weight loss via regular exercise and a balanced, nutritious diet.
The second new study suggests that a person's genes account for 58%-79% of the
risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's (2).
But experts say people can do a
great deal to improve their chances of avoiding the condition by eating fruits
and vegetables and staying connected to family and friends, as well as getting
Study author Margaret Gatz, a professor of psychology at the University of
Southern California in Los Angeles, said lifestyle factors such as maintaining
social ties might delay or prevent Alzheimer's in some people who have a strong
family history of the disease.
Professor Gatz and colleagues studied 12,000 pairs of identical and fraternal
twins aged 65 and over. They found that, although Alzheimer's runs in a family
in most cases, it does not do so automatically and keeping active socially can
help ward off the disorder.
Experts warn that anyone with a family history of Alzheimer's should take the
precaution of leading a healthy life to reduce the risk of developing the
(2)"The role of genes and environments for explaining Alzheimer’s disease" - Gatz, M.J., Reynolds, C.A., Fratiglioni, L., Johansson, B., Mortimer, J.A., Berg, S., Fiske, A., & Pedersen, N.L., (2006) Archives of General Psychiatry , 63, 168-174
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Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X), PCOS (Polcystic
Ovarian Syndrome) and Pre-Diabetes
INSULIN RESISTANCE IN TEENS RAISES HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE RISK AS
Teenagers who suffer from the imbalance in blood glucose and insulin called
Insulin Resistance may face a greater chance of developing high blood
pressure as adults.
Over time, high blood pressure, also known as hypertension,
can lead to damage to the cardiovascular system and an increased risk of a heart
attack or stroke.
Insulin is a hormone that regulates glucose in the blood stream. Insulin
Resistance occurs when the body begins to lose its ability to regulate glucose
with insulin, creating an excess of both in the bloodstream. Insulin Resistance,
which often underlies excess weight and obesity, is a reversible disorder. But
if neglected, it can lead also to Pre- and Type 2 Diabetes, which are increasing
rapidly throughout the world.
A study presented to the American Heart Association’s 58th Annual High Blood
Pressure Research Conference looked at Insulin Resistance in teens over five
years and found the condition was associated with higher systolic blood
Systolic pressure is the top number in a blood pressure reading, which measures
the pressure in arteries when the heart contracts. Statistical analysis showed that Insulin
Resistance was also associated, to lesser extent, with unfavorable changes in
cholesterol levels and other blood fats.
“The results indicate that one of the keys to preventing high blood pressure is
to start thinking about it in childhood,” said Alan Sinaiko, professor of
pediatrics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
“If Insulin Resistance in childhood is related to risk factors in adulthood, we
ought to be thinking about this problem at an early age. By the time people are
in their 20s and 30s, a lot of the risk is already set and we are treating the
disease instead of preventing it.”
The study not only documents the independent association of Insulin Resistance
to heart risk factors but also provides information about the origin of the
condition, Dr. Sinaiko said.
“This study shows that Insulin Resistance is present at a very young age. Even
though children don’t have the same degree of heart risk factors as adults, the
findings suggest that Insulin Resistance has an early influence on what happens
to people as adults.”
The results came from a study that began 10 years ago, involving 357 children
whose average age was 13 at the time. Over the next 5 1/2 years, each one of the
children had their body’s response to insulin checked on three separate
occasions - enrollment and ages 15 and 19.
Doctors evaluated sensitivity to insulin with a technique called the euglycemic
clamp. The test involves infusing a small amount of insulin into the blood for
three hours. Simultaneously, glucose is infused through another vein. The test
was designed to maintain blood sugar at a fairly normal level of 100 milligrams
per deciliter (mg/dL).
A small amount of glucose to maintain blood sugar levels indicates Insulin
Resistance. Increasing amounts of glucose indicated insulin sensitivity.
At age 13, none of the children had hypertension (high blood pressure) and the
average blood pressure for the study group was 109/55 millimeters of mercury (mm
Hg) in 198 boys and 106/58 mm Hg in 159 girls.
At age 19, systolic blood pressure increased by 0.42 mm Hg for each unit of
Insulin Resistance at age 13, and it increased by 0.81 mm Hg for each unit
increase in BMI (Body Mass Index - the standard weight to height measurement).
“There is no question that obesity in some people is significantly related to
Insulin Resistance,” said Dr. Sinaiko.
“What we’re showing is that Insulin Resistance has an effect on systolic blood
pressure that is independent of fatness and obesity. Strategies designed to
reduce childhood obesity to prevent cardiovascular risk and Type 2 Diabetes may
need to be complemented by treatment of Insulin Resistance in at-risk people.”
(1)Insulin Resistance in
teens raises high blood pressure risk as adults
|WEIGHT LOSS: MYTH OR FACT?
Myth: Women Who Lift Weights Bulk Up
It takes years of heavy weight-lifting for professional bodybuilders to bulk up
- often with the help of steroids. So women who work out in the normal way with
weights are not in any danger of doing the same.
They would have to be willing to
invest a lot of extra time to achieve the effect of rippling muscles - and very
few women are ever tempted to use steroids.
Most women are not genetically predisposed to develop large muscles because they
don't have the stores of the male hormone testosterone needed for this kind of
In fact, many women lift weights that are far too light, according to some
experts. If you can lift a weight for 45 repetitions without stopping then it's
too light. After ten or fifteen repetitions, you should feel the weight becoming
heavier because the goal of lifting weights is to tone and strengthen.
|CONSULT DR. MARY
Q. What is cardiovascular inflammation and why is it dangerous?
Traditional risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease include smoking, sedentary
life style, a family history of heart disease and being overweight or obese. But
the latest research reveals that inflammation inside the cardiovascular vessels
is another significant contributor to Cardiovascular Disease.
There are multiple biochemical risk markers for inflammation and in particular 3
types of cells that play an important role - endothelial cells, smooth muscle
cells and immune cells. These cells all react to injury to the inside lining of
the cardiovascular vessel by releasing inflammatory agents in an attempt to
protect the vessel lining.
Events that trigger inflammatory response include exposure to insulin, elevated
"bad" cholesterol, elevated blood sugar, smoking and exposure to second hand
smoke, hypertension, (high blood pressure), Diabetes, infection, elevated CRP,
elevated homocysteine and oxidant damage.
Inflammation contributes to unstable plaque building up within the vessels,
which increases one’s risk of stroke, increases vascular constriction leading to
elevated blood pressure, causes vascular leakage and impairs nitric oxide
metabolism. Inflammation is also heightened by an improper balance of omega 3 to
omega 6 fatty acids, repeated exposure to refined carbohydrates and exposure to
trans-fatty acids such as hydrogenated oils.
I feel sure sure that reducing inflammation will soon at the forefront of
reversing Cardiovascular Disease, with nutrients playing an ever more important
role in the treatment of this condition.
Osiecki, H. The role of chronic inflammation in cardiovascular disease and it’s
regulation by nutrients. Alternative Medicine Review, 2004, vol. 9, (10) 32-53).
Walston J, Xue Q, Semba RD, Ferrucci L, Cappola AR, Ricks M, Guralnik J, Fried
LP. Serum antioxidants, inflammation, and total mortality in older women. Am J
Epidemiol. 2006 Jan 1;163(1):18-26. Epub 2005 Nov 23
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Been Diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes?
If You Have, We're Glad That You Have Found Us.
We're Here to Support You.
Laboratories is committed to reversing Pre-Diabetes by giving you a better
understanding of your condition and its underlying cause, Insulin
So we are very pleased to have introduced the Insulite Pre-Diabetes System,
which has been scientifically-formulated to help reverse Insulin Resistance,
obesity and Pre-Diabetes. All three disorders are linked to each other.
If left unchecked, Pre-Diabetes may lead to Type 2 Diabetes, which can only
be managed for the rest of a person's life and may require daily injections
Type 2 Diabetes is an often misunderstood disease. But it is important to
know that Type 2 is a serious condition which greatly increases the risk of
kidney disease, blindness and amputation, as well as the cluster of
cardiovascular diseases called Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X), which can lead to a heart
attack or stroke.
The Insulite Pre-Diabetes System contains a scientifically-designed product
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|DID YOU KNOW?
WEIGHT GAIN CAN AFFECT YOUR PAY CHECK AND CAREER PROSPECTS
The Hooters chain of restaurants seems unlikely anytime soon to
revise its physical endowment qualifications for women wanting to work
as table-hopping waitresses.
But while Hooters may be a somewhat extreme example, evidence is growing
that an employee's appearance is a powerful factor in how more and more
companies across the business spectrum think they are perceived by the
public. As a consequence, personal appearance, and weight in particular,
plays a major role in individual job success - or lack of it.
New research and high-profile lawsuits alleging appearance-based
discrimination is raising awareness about how looks help or hinder
careers. It also has some organizations such as the International Size
Acceptance Association, which is dedicated to fighting size
discrimination, calling for legal protections based on appearance.
Such moves are already underway in certain parts of America. Michigan
bans discrimination based on height and weight. So does San Francisco.
Santa Cruz in California does the same and adds physical characteristics
to its ban list, while Washington D.C. outlaws employment discrimination
based on personal appearance.
But for the most part, employees have no protection from
appearance-based discrimination unless a company's policies single out
workers based on race, gender or age.
A survey sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research studied
3,335 men and women by correlating weight and earning capacity.
Researchers discovered that a 1% increase in women's body mass resulted
in 0.6% decrease in family income. Men, however, suffered no such
The question of whether weight is a disability under the Federal
Americans with Disabilities Act is still being decided in the courts.
But in many cases already heard, the outcome was that obesity is not a
disability protected by law.
More than 20% of obese employees have low morale and are more likely to
be disengaged at work, according to a survey of more than 1,000 client
organizations last year by ComPsych, a consultancy company. That figure
was twice as high as employees of healthy weight.
But Allen Steadham of the International Size Acceptance Association
maintains that heavier employees are just as productive as their slimmer
counterparts and, if discriminated against, they are beginning to fight
"People are standing up for themselves with lawsuits," said Mr. Steadham. "High-profile cases are bringing attention to the issue and
that brings change."
“If I had my way, I'd make health catching, instead of
- Robert Ingersoll
Take control of the future by
improving your and your loved ones' health.
INSULITE LIFESTYLE: TIPS
MIX UP YOUR WORKOUT TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES
Even though this winter has been generally mild so far, it's still easy
to get the indoor blues and lose the habit of regular exercise.
One way to avoid
getting out of condition is to mix up your workout and focus on the stomach,
back, thighs, chest and quadriceps for greater overall fitness. Here are
some simple tips, though always consult a doctor before starting a new
exercise routine, especially if you have any particular health concerns.
1) Warm up by turning on some motivating music and jump rope for 10 minutes.
Then lie face down on a balance ball, with the ball under your hips and
lower torso. On your toes or knees, with your hands behind your back, slowly
roll up and down toward the floor while balancing your torso on the ball.
Lift your chest off the ball, bringing the shoulders up until the body is in
a straight line. Repeat 12-16 times. This exercise strengthens abdominal and
After a break, try lying face up with the ball under your head, neck and
shoulders, so the head is supported on the ball and the knees are bent.
Squeeze the glutes to raise the hips up until your body is in a straight
line like a bridge. Make sure your knees don't flare. Lower and repeat 12-16
times. Do three sets.
2) Warm up by standing straight and bend your left knee. Draw up your left
foot and place the sole against the inner right thigh for 30 seconds. Repeat
on the right side.
Then stand up straight with your feet hip-distance apart. Shift your weight
slightly onto your right foot, then raise your right arm with the palm
facing forward. Bend your left leg behind you and with your left hand grab
your foot, ankle, calf or whatever part of your leg you can reach. Hold the
pose for 10 seconds and be sure to breathe normally. Repeat on the left
side. This exercise strengthens legs and the spine.
After a break, lie on your back facing up. Straighten your right leg above
your head and clasp the foot with both hands. If you cannot reach your foot,
use a belt, exercise rubber band or yoga strap to span the gap or clasp your
ankle, calf or thigh. Press the right leg as straight as you can, tighten
the quadriceps and extend the heel towards the ceiling. Firmly press your
lower back at the base of your spine down to the floor and gently pull the
leg toward you, flattening the shoulder blades and rounding your chest.
Repeat on the left side. This exercise is good for stretching and
- SUPERFOOD SUPERSTAR
modest appearance, broccoli is in a class of its own when it comes to
health-changing food. A member of the cabbage family, broccoli can protect
the heart and help prevent a stroke as well fight cancer and perhaps even
ease arthritic pain.
Broccoli is easily the most nutritious of the cruciferous family, which
includes brussels spouts and cauliflower. Like all its cousins, it contains
nitrogen compounds called indoles, which studies show are effective in
helping to prevent breast, stomach and prostate cancer.
But broccoli goes one step further because it contains especially high
amounts of enzymes and nutrients such as carotenoids that sweep up
cancer-fuelling free radicals.
Besides being calcium-rich and high in fiber, broccoli is also a major
source of vitamin C, folate, riboflavin, potassium and iron. It's such a
preventative powerhouse that broccoli may also help prevent cataracts,
osteoporosis, ulcers and hypertension (high blood pressure).
When buying this remarkable vegetable, ensure it was picked young and is
still fresh. Overly mature examples will be tough and woody and emit a
sulfurous odor when cooked. The florets should be tightly closed and uniformly
green, with the stalks snapping crisply. Yellowing florets mean that the
broccoli is past its prime.
Steaming is the healthiest way to cook broccoli. Boiling, microwaving or
stir-frying will leach away many of the nutrients. And don't forget to eat
the leaves. Most people cut them off but they contain even more
beta-carotene than the florets themselves.
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well on the way to reversing your Insulin Resistance and preventing its related
conditions such as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), Metabolic Syndrome
(Syndrome X) and Pre-Diabetes. You are also taking important steps to achieving your desired weight loss goal
and the healthy lifestyle you deserve.
Remember that persistence is crucial.
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