Top 5 Foods to Help Lower Cholesterol

Both Western and Chinese medicine alike recognize the importance of diet when battling high cholesterol, and eating improper foods can trigger the digestive system to build up the amount of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) – which are also known as bad cholesterol – in the blood. This can then lead to life-threatening illnesses such as heart attacks, strokes, and, of course, clogged and hardened arteries.Continue reading

Mindful Eating

Eat consciously and with awareness. Eat until you are 70% full-sufficiently sufficed, not stuffed. Take notice of your hunger signals. The next time that you overeat eat ask yourself, “Was I truly hungry, or did I eat because of stress, sadness, boredom, or other reasons?” Think before you eat. When you feel the urge to eat, you must stop, take a breath, and focus your awareness back to how you are feeling.Continue reading

Healthy Eating on a Cruise

Like any road to eating healthy, eating in a balanced manner while on holiday should be no different. Follow the same eating schedule that you would at home and avoid the temptation to eat constantly even though the food is readily available 24 hours. Here are some tips to follow to help you stay focused.

  1. Start your day with exercise: Stimulate your metabolism by doing a 20-30 minute workout at the ship’s gyms and /or pools.
  2. Stay hydrated: Cruise ships can have dry air. Try to drink 8-10 eight ounce glasses throughout the day. Morning: start your day with hot water and lemon.NO pop or fruit based alcohol drinks or wine. Minimize or eliminate alcohol and coffee.
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Acupuncture Enhances Effects of Diet and Exercise in Treating Obesity

In the United States, obesity has been described by some researchers as “a worrisome epidemic.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of people who meet the definition of obesity has more than doubled over the past two decades.

At present, approximately 31 percent of the U.S. adult population has a body mass index of 30 or higher. Based on statistics provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, this would translate into approximately 65 million American adults who could be considered clinically obese; additional evidence suggests that this figure will continue to increase in the foreseeable future.

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