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Why The Raw Food Diet by Kevin Angileri

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Why The Raw Food Diet

Because cooking takes so many nutrients and vitamins OUT of food, you automatically start feeding your body what it needs when you stop cooking food and start eating uncooked, nutrient-rich foods. A raw carrot has exponentially more nutrition than a cooked carrot.

 

Cooking also alters the chemistry of foods, often making them harder to digest. Why do we have so many digestive problems in this country? Because we’re putting foods into our bodies in a form that we weren’t designed to absorb. High fiber, high water content fresh produce abolishes constipation of the bowels, cells and circulatory system. Obstructions are cleared and blood flow increases to each and every cell in the body. Enhanced blood flow is significant for two reasons: as mentioned above, blood delivers nutrients and oxygen to living cells, and carries away their toxic metabolites.

 

Obesity is endemic in this country. The diet industry is more profitable than the oil companies. Why? Because the way we eat and prepare our food practically guarantees that we’ll overeat. Psychologists tell us that we overeat because our souls are hungry. But in reality, our bodies are hungry, even though we may feel full. When you start giving your body the nutrients it craves, overeating will cease.

 

Eating raw foods is a boost to your metabolism as well. It takes a little more energy to digest raw foods, but it’s a healthy process. Rather than spending energy to rid itself of toxins produced by cooking food, the body uses its energy to feed every cell, sending vitamins, fluids, enzymes and oxygen to make your body the efficient machine it was intended to be.

 

You’ll naturally stop overeating, because your body and brain will no longer be starving for the nutrients they need. A starving brain will trigger the thoughts that make you overeat. The brain and the rest of your body don’t need quantity; they need quality.

by Kevin Angileri

Why Start Your Day with a Protein Shake by Kevin Angileri

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Why Start Your Day with a Protein Shake

The perfect way for you to start your day is always to eat a high protein breakfast. This is one of Kevin Angileri favorite things to do here. So after your long night’s rest, eating food with high protein will fuel you up for the day ahead. One way you can have the needed protein of your body is through protein shakes first thing in the morning.

What Are Protein Shakes and Protein Powders?

Protein shakes and protein powders are supplements to your diet. They are usually used by athletes but they are also helpful for you who have a busy day ahead. They are a great way to keep you energized and alert during the day so you can keep doing what you need to do.

In order to take advantage of the benefits that protein shakes can offer you, when is the right time to take them? The best would be to take them in the morning during breakfast so it can have a huge impact in your day ahead and here is why.

Protein Shakes Gives You Energy and Keeps You Full

Like the always say, breakfast is the most important meal. With a busy day ahead, you need to have a day’s full of energy and that’s where protein shakes can help you. Instead of consuming cereals and donuts and bagels that causes your blood sugar to ruse and then crashing within just a few hours, a protein shake is way better.

These sugary foods can cause your energy level to plunge suddenly. At the same time, the hunger and the cravings you feel becomes stronger. However, if you start your day with a protein shake which is full of protein (of course!) and fiber as well, you can have consistent energy for the whole day. This is because you have avoided the blood sugar crash caused by eating sugary foods.

Moreover, protein shakes boost your metabolism so that you lose weight but feeling full until lunchtime. Protein shakes are also light so you don’t feel sluggish to being too full. That way, you can really go about your business for the first half of the day without energy crash at least until the next meal of the day.

Protein Shakes Are Real Healthy and Quick to Make

What’s great about protein shakes? Well duh, they are healthy which is why it is great for you to start your day with it. You can be sure that it is healthy since you know your ingredients and you just toss them all in the blender. Within a few minutes, you now have a delicious and healthy drink. It is so easy and real quick to make that if you are running late, you can still have it on the go.

If you are really, really pressed for time, you can always use a shaker bottle which allows you to mix your protein shake as you go. It is this advantage that’s why a lot of people are inclined to take protein shake what with being real busy first thing in the morning. With this, they can still live a healthy life even without needing to prepare in long hours for a decent meal.

An Easy Way to Get Greens and Nutritious Food

As mentioned before, a lot of people today are leading hectic lives. Between work and home, they have just enough time to sort just a few things but not to prepare a decent meal. With that, they are highly at risk for being unhealthy because their bodies are not getting enough nutrition. They just don’t have time to cook right.

Well that is why protein shakes or smoothie is the right way for them to go. With a protein shake, they can add extra servings of the greens and super foods that the body needs so it can stay healthy, strong and with high immunity. In your protein shake, you can add greens like kale or spinach or fruits like dark berries for antioxidants, flax seed for fiber and more to pack nutrients in your shake.

If you are worried that you are not getting enough nutrients and yet you cannot eat all the foods you need to get them, regular drinking of protein shake or smoothie is just what you need. You can have it jam packed with all the nutrients from vitamins to minerals to keep yourself healthy and energized. Staying healthy is not as complicated and hard as it is before what with protein shakes that you can prepare in only a few minutes.

When to Drink Your Protein Shake

If you are working out, drinking your protein shake could partially depend on it. But the most effective time to consume it is still first thing in the morning right after you wake up. Then once you are done with your workout, it is ideal to consume protein shake immediately after.

Drinking your protein shake right after waking up in the morning is ideal because the body has been inactive for about 6 to 8 hours. That means that during those times, your body has not had any intake of nourishment especially protein. If your body hasn’t had protein, your muscles will then start to break down so as to compensate and create energy for your body.

But if you take a high protein breakfast it will help build muscle and offer energy to your body. This way, you can prevent the breakdown of your muscles right before it starts. Later on, the protein helps your body as well for your workout. After which, you need to consume another protein shake though to replace the lost nutrients and protein.

If you don’t drink protein shakes it is high time that you start. Most of the time, protein shakes are only used for convenience but it has great benefits as a whole food sources or as addition to your usual diet. Protein is needed not only for building and repairing of muscles but in general growth as well. As such, don’t write off protein shakes as just for convenient and start drinking yours now every day.

 

Kevin Angileri

Insulin For Type 2 Diabetes Treatment by Kevin Angileri

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Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas and is meant to use or store glucose from the blood.  When you have type 2 diabetes, your body produces insulin, however, your cells do not respond well to it.  That is known as insulin resistance.  This is why insulin can be injected into your fatty tissue to give your body the right amount of the hormone to take energy from the sugars you eat.  Approx.35% of people, who are diabetic, are not aware and have never been diagnosed.  Type 2 Diabetes rarely has symptoms.  That is one of the great dangers

Insulin For Type 2 Diabetes is not the only approach to control this disease. When you have type 2 diabetes, you have more options than type 1 diabetics.  Diet and exercise are common ways of controlling diabetes.  Diabetes pills and inhaled insulin are also options, and can be combined with insulin shots for an effective therapy..

Insulin therapy can be used temporarily.  Some conditions that might require temporary insulin usage for type 2 diabetics are pregnancy, surgery, broken bones and cancer.  If you’re struggling with your weight, insulin therapy can be used temporarily.  After you reach a healthy weight again, with your doctor’s permission, you may stop using insulin.

Types Of Therapeutic Insulin

The types of therapeutic insulin vary based on how fast they reach the bloodstream, when their effectiveness peaks, and how long they stay in your system. There are 5 types:

Rapid-acting insulin: works in 15 minutes, peaks in an hour, is effective for 2-4 hours
Regular or short-acting insulin: works in 30 minutes, peaks in 2-3 hours, is effective for 3-6 hours
Intermediate-acting insulin: works in 2-4 hours, peaks 4-12 hours, is effective for 12-18 hours
Long-acting insulin: works in several hours and is evenly effective for 24 hours
Inhaled insulin:works in 12-15 minutes, peaks in 30 minutes, leaves body in 180 minutes. This must be used in combination with a long-lasting insulin injection.

How To Prevent Diabetes or Slow It Down by Kevin Angileri

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Many people ask me, How To Prevent Diabetes or Slow It Down?

The answer is to this question is that, Preventing or lowering risk of Diabetes can begin when you know the right information.  Regular exercising, cutting back on fast foods and drinking coffee is a move in the right direction.  The mixture of all these activities can help fend off the most common forms of diabetes.  Because of the rise of obesity in the U.S., diabetes is rising drastically.  About 21 million men, women and children have diabetes.  There are approximately 235,000 annual deaths, due to diabetes.  Tragically, a third of these people, don’t know, they have the disease.  Prevention and the slowing down the risk of type 2 is possible.

The most common form of diabetes in adults and some children is type 2.  Between 10% and 46% of children have type 2.  In children, those children are obese and have family histories of diabetes.  Clearly, an overweight child w/diabetic family histories, should be tested early, before the disease can increase.  Certain ethnic groups have a higher risk than others.  As an example, Native Americans can have a 20-30 higher risk, than the general population.  African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have also been shown to have a higher risk.  Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and yet, the most preventable.

Here is what you can do to slow down or prevent DiabetesWalking and exercise is shown to be effective in preventing diabetes.  Losing weight is another method.  Here is a plan, that should work for most diabetics.  Walk and exercise for 30 minutes per day, 5 times per week..  Try to lose 7-9% of your total body weight.  It won’t happen overnight.  Slow and steady should be your mantra.  Work on a 90 day program of walking, exercising and weight loss.  You will see and feel results in 30 days or less.  90 days on this program should reduce your risk by almost 60%.  Always remember to speak to your doctor, before starting any new regimen.  Hopefully, in 90 days, you will have taken control of your diabetes and maybe(with doctors approval), get off your meds.

Drink some coffee.  Studies have shown, that coffee lowers the chance of getting type 2 diabetes and a 58% lower chance of getting type 2.  It really doesn’t matter, what type of coffee.  Caffeinated or Decaffeinated, both work.  It must be the other ingredient, not caffeine.

Try taking a vitamin supplement.  Use a supplement, that is high in Vitamin D and Calcium.

Top 7 Post Bariatric Surgery Tips by Kevin Angileri

Best Nutrition tips after bariatric surgery

Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery – Bariatric Bypass

After completing your weight loss surgery, your journey has really just begun. These are exciting and transformational times for you, but the procedure isn’t a free pass to slimming success. You still have to be proactive to ensure you successfully reach your goals. Here are some of the most important keys containing tips about what to eat after surgery:

1. Avoid sugar. Refined sugars are not only nutritionally empty, they are often not well-tolerated after gastric bypass, sometimes leading to dumping syndrome, which includes uncomfortable symptoms like sweating, nausea, dizziness and diarrhea.

2. Adjust your drinking habits. No, not just your alcohol intake, though that is also important since it will take less to impair you. Since the “real estate” in your stomach is much smaller, you need to reserve what you can for nutrient-dense food. If you drink before or during a meal you will lose your appetite too soon. Drinking right after may risk washing the food through your system too quickly. Drink fluids at least 30 minutes before and after your meal.

3. Avoid carbonated drinks. Another consideration with your fluid is to avoid carbonated drinks. Not only are you more susceptible to gas pain, but the increased stomach pressure can compromise staples and sutures after surgery.

4. Limit snacking. Again, due to the limited space in your stomach, snacking will make it more difficult to get the most important nutrients your body needs. Follow the advice of your doctor and nutritionist.

5. Eat slowly, chew thoroughly. You must learn to eat differently, and one way is to savor food. Eat it slowly and chew thoroughly to get your food to a pureed consistency before swallowing. This will help with proper digestion and avoid blockages.

6. Vitamins and supplements. Since you will be on a much more restricted diet, it’s important you avoid nutritional deficiencies. In order to do so, you will need to take daily multivitamins and supplements.

7. Go to a weight loss support group. Your surgeon will likely recommend one. Not everything you need to do after weight loss surgery is related to how you change your eating and exercise. You need to work on your mental state as well. Weight loss support groups that are dedicated to you and your fellow bariatric patients helps you share your struggles (and successes) with people who can directly relate to what you are going through.

Guest Post By Dr.Samuel Bledsoe

About Samuel Bledsoe, MD, FACS

Dr. Samuel Bledsoe is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the  American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He has been performing weight loss surgery for over 10 years and is currently practicing at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana.  He is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery and past Section Chief of Surgery. Dr. Bledsoe is available for presentations and interviews upon request.  By Kevin Angileri