Eat THIS for breakfast to burn stomach fat

I received this note from Shawn Wells, of BioTrust Nutrition. ?I thought it is appropriate for our patients:


…?Today we need to talk to you about a rather uncomfortable truth:? the vast majority of good folks all around the world, perhaps just like you, are carrying a significant amount of excess weight around their mid-section.

Now, not only can this excess belly flab be demoralizing, carrying a devastating physical and emotional toll, but excess abdominal fat is even DEADLIER than you might imagine. In fact, research has shown this type of fat to possess more potentially fatal health risks than any other type of fat?a reality that could very well steal decades of your life well before its time?

The fortunate news, however, is that there is a brand new blend of exotic fatty acids that has been shown through research to help you flatten your belly and even AVOID fat storage to boot.? Fats that BURN fat?? Yes, it’s true, and we’ll tell you all about these unique fat-burning fats, along with the undeniable science supporting their waist-slimming power in the next few minutes, so be sure to keep reading…

The main fatty acid in this group is called conjugated linoleic acid, and while you probably haven?t heard of conjugated linoleic acid, it?s been around since the beginning of time as this ?super fat? is actually a healthy and naturally occurring fat found in beef and other dairy products such as yogurt, milk, butter, and cheese.

Beyond that, and of prime importance to today?s conversation, conjugated linoleic acid has been linked to an array of health benefits, most noteworthy being its unique ability to burn more belly fat than any other fat known to man…

Just how effective is conjugated linoleic acid at burning fat and slimming your waist?

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled human study (the gold standard of research design) published in the Journal of International Medical Research, 20 participants were either given conjugated linoleic acid or an imposter (in the form of vegetable oil) daily for 12 weeks.? At the end of the study period, the conjugated linoleic acid group lost 20% of their body fat while the placebo group lost no fat at all.

In another double-blind, placebo-controlled human study conducted by renowned Swedish researcher Dr. Annika Snedman, those receiving conjugated linoleic acid lost 400% more fat than the placebo group over the course of 12 weeks?and this was all done without any change in diet and without the implementation of a regular exercise program.

Want more evidence? There?s no shortage when it comes to the belly-fat-blasting effects of conjugated linoleic acid?

A third study conducted at the University of Barcelona, Spain measuring the effects of conjugated linoleic acid intake in 60 healthy men and women age 35 to 65 found that subjects receiving conjugated linoleic acid lost significant body fat (78% of which was from the belly region) while the placebo group actually GAINED weight…

A fourth double-blind, placebo-controlled human study published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition with more than 175 total participants?resulted in the conjugated linoleic acid group losing 8.7% of their total body fat while the placebo group once again GAINED weight. Subjects were asked not to change their diet or exercise routines during the study, further validating the intake of conjugated linoleic acid as the only explanation for the vast difference in results between the two test groups.

And as if that wasn?t enough, yet another study performed by the leading research team at Upsalla University in Sweden and published in the prestigious International Journal of Obesity resulted in the conjugated linoleic acid group significantly reducing their abdominal girth in only 4 weeks, while the placebo group experienced no change in abdominal measurements whatsoever.

Now of course – BioTrust has a product that they recommend for CLA, but before you get that – we recommend you have your blood work tested. ?Since there are several other factors that can lead to excess belly fat.

There is never a single “WONDER PILL” and if you continue to think that all you have to do is take a pill to be healthy – you are missing the boat. ?We’ve developed an entire program to understand your particular situation and what is necessary for you to become healthy. ?If you want to roll into the new year with a PLAN for your health – talk to your Health 1st Doctor today – and we’ll get you rolling.

Pull Weeds…Not Your Back!

As springtime approaches, weather warms up and leaves turn green, many people will spend more time outside planting bulbs, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. Gardening can provide a great workout, but with all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling, your body may not be ready for exercise of the garden variety.

Gardening can be enjoyable, but it is important to stretch your muscles before reaching for your gardening tools. The back, upper legs, shoulders, and wrists are all major muscle groups affected when using your green thumb.

A warm-up and cool-down period is as important in gardening as it is for any other physical activity,” said Dr. Scott Bautch of the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) Council on Occupational Health. “Performing simple stretches during these periods will help alleviate injuries, pain and stiffness.”

To make gardening as fun and enjoyable as possible, it is important to prepare your body for this type of physical activity. The following stretches will help to alleviate muscle pain after a day spent in your garden.

Garden Fitness Stretches

Before stretching for any activity, breathe in and out, slowly and rhythmically; do not bounce or jerk your body, and stretch as far and as comfortably as you can. Do not follow the no pain, no gain rule. Stretching should not be painful.
While sitting, prop your heel on a stool or step, keeping the knees straight. Lean forward until you feel a stretch in the back of the thigh, or the hamstring muscle. Hold this position for 15 seconds. Do this once more and repeat with the other leg.
Stand up, balance yourself, and grab the front of your ankle from behind. Pull your heel towards your buttocks and hold the position for 15 seconds. Do this again and repeat with the other leg.
While standing, weave your fingers together above your head with the palms up. Lean to one side for 10 seconds, then to the other. Repeat this stretch three times.
Do the “Hug your best friend.” Wrap your arms around yourself and rotate to one side, stretching as far as you can comfortably go. Hold for 10 seconds and reverse. Repeat two or three times.
Finally, be aware of your body technique, body form and correct posture while gardening. Kneel, don’t bend, and alternate your stance and movements as often as possible to keep the muscles and body balanced.

When the Bulbs Are Planted…

If you already feel muscle aches and pains and did not complete the warm-up and cool-down stretches, there are ways to alleviate the discomfort. Apply a cold pack on the area of pain for the first 48 hours or apply a heat pack after 48 hours, and consider chiropractic care.

Prevention is Key!

The best way to fight the pain, emotional stress, and missed work that may accompany a spinal problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place. The following tips will help you identify and eliminate “spinal stressors” and incorporate spinal health into your daily routine.