Archive for the ‘SOLUBLE FIBER’ Category

SMOOTHIES – ANTIOXIDANTS – FIBERS – ENERGIES “CHRIS’ CHOICE”

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

 

REFRESHING – FAST- EFFICIENT – ONTHEGO- GOODFORYOU   Cool

STRAWBERRIES —– ONE HALF CUP

GOOD VITAMINS

BLUEBERRIES ——- ONE HALF CUP

GREAT ANTIOXIDANT STRENGTH

BANANA ———– ONE

POTASSIUM SUPPLEMENT

NON-FAT YOGURT – TWO CUPS

CALCIUM AND PROTEIN

ICE ————— ONE CUP

CHILL OUT

ORANGE JUICE —- TO THICKNESS

VITAMINS

FLAXSEED ——– TWO TABLESPOONFULS (CRUSHED)

OMEGAS AND FIBER

WHEATGERM —— ONE TABLESPOONFUL

FIBER

ACACIA FIBER —– ONE TABLESPOONFUL

FIBER FOR IBS DISORDERS

BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH.  SERVE COLD.  ENJOYBye

 

USS NEW YORK BUILT TO SALUTE THE FALLEN

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

 

USS New York

 

It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.

It is the fifth in a new class of warship – designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept. 9, 2003, "those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence," recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was  there. "It was a spiritual moment for everybody there."

 

USS NEW YORK

 

Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the "hair on my neck stood up." "It had a big meaning to it for all of us," he said. "They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back."

The ship's motto? "Never Forget"  And we should not !

FIBER — ADDING SOLUBLE FIBER — DIETARY FIBER SAVING YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR MONEY PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE OR DISEASE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE OR THE ALTERNATIVE

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Traditional paradigms in health care continue to treat the disease after it is diagnosed.  Many times preventative models are refused payments by health insurance companies.  Meanwhile, the life insurance companies understand the decreased "risk" of preventative modalities, such as reduced smoking, reduced sugar intake, reduced weight, increased exercise, and other health producing activities.  Our system still continues to focus on reacting to the disease, rather than preventing the disease.  Some major players have made a dent, such as Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona.  In other words, should everyone have a full-body CT and 4 body-area ultrasound for screening.

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, taught that the highest priority of treating a patient's disease is to "do no harm." By not having the disease in the first place, little or no harm can be done…and it is cheaper.

The costs of treating disease is much greater than the cost of preventing it. Think how much cheaper it is to keep from having a heart problem than from paying the costs of coronary care.

Soluble fiber can help prevention models.  Proven benefits of increasing fiber in your diet follows:

Lipid control and improvement

Diabetes control

Weight management

Hypertension control

Coronary heart disease improvement

Cancer prevention assistance

Gastrointestinal and motility improvements.

Fiber can assist in reducing constipation with better bowel regularity.  Hiatal hernia, food intolerances, and hemorrhoids can also benefit from high soluble fiber supplementation.

Limited but more so, almost no probability of risk exists with soluble fiber.  There are no blood tests to do.  No significant toxicity or bad reactions have been reported with fiber supplements when used properly.  No drug-drug interactions occur with soluble fiber.  However, delay of absorption can occur with fiber if take at the same time as your regular medications.  (Talk with your own doctor always before starting any herbal, supplement, new otc medicine or dietary plan.)  No significant side effects exist with fiber consumption.  No legal considerations are linked to fiber use.  Fiber complements alternative therapies to treating disease.

Fiber, especially soluble fiber, promises a preventative health care approach, shifting the traditional paradigm to proactive from reactive.  This shift is from treating disease to preventing disease – from illness to wellness.

In summary:

Traditional health care treats the disease after it shows up.

Changing treatment of disease to the prevention of disease is a paradigm shift in health care.

Dietary fiber supports the prevention of disease, paradigm shift from traditional health care.

How much soluble fiber and the co-existence of major diseases will be discussed in upcoming  www.castMD.com  blogcasts.  

Now, go and spread the fiber word….

 

FIBER – SOLUBLE FIBER AND WEIGHT CONTROL ***DIETING WITHOUT PILLS, DRUGS OR METH *** HIGH VOLUME soluble FIBER SUPPLEMENTS happy healthy holidays

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Over the past 20 – 30 years, fiber has been a leading dietary factor connected to worsening weight control.  Less fiber, less control has been the health risk.  You should have noticed on "The Biggest Loser" tv show in 2006 that dietary fiber amounts were noticeable.  So this idea of weight control and dieting with its relationship to fiber intake is not a new idea.  The real concern with increasing obesity, diabetes, cancer, and childhood obesity and its complications, is the amount of fiber, and the type of fiber that is of special focus today.

Generally, obese men and women have less fiber in their diets.  In fact, overweight persons generally consume about one-half of the fiber that is recommended.  Many times, programs for weight loss find that the "client" is not using enough fiber to assist in weight loss management, therefore causing increased risk of failure of the weight loss program.

Many persons do not like high-fiber in general.  Why? Foods like beans, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables can cause bloating and gas; and they just do not like that feeling.  Many jokes of such problems exist, but what really happens is tolerance to fiber does occur…it gets better.

High-fiber diets help your body making contents inside the bowel bulkier with water holding properties.  It helps distend your stomach, small and large bowel – helping you feel fuller longer.  It also causes the feeling of hunger to go away.

Soluble fiber especially causes a viscous suspension.  (See previous castMD detail at the link http://www.castmd.com/?p=36 . These slurries delay stomach emptying and allows nutrient absorption.  Hunger pains are minimized.  In addition, some fats are held in the fiber, allowing yet the proteins and carbohydrates to be absorbed.  This slowing, and delaying, and changing the food load is called "spreading the nutrient load."  

Fiber helps change the hormones that control food metabolism.  Sugar in your system is more stable, and even; and the metabolism is more controlled with insulin avoiding the highs and lows of sugar and its rebound in the blood stream.

With this better and longer control of your glycemic load, energy is maintained on lesser calories.  There are fewer "hunger signals" to the appetitie centers, allowing more work with less calories.  You're not eating as much and you are using calories already "on board."

Many parents with CAD (coronary artery disease) have overweight children.  And those kids had more complications of health risks that other kids.  With the addition of high-fiber, better control of weight, cholesterol, blood sugar, and insulin release was maintained.  Risk of "metabolic syndrome" or "syndrome X" goes down with high-fiber supplementation.  With this, insulin resistance goes down; –  while hyperlipidemia, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and type 1 and type 2 diabetes all have improvement. 

Obesity continues as diets are high in fats, high in added sugars, and low in soluble fibers.

At least 25 to 30 grams of soluble fiber is recommended daily, slowly added from about 5 grams per day over 2-3 months – to maintain a healthy weight.

IN SUMMARY:     Cool     ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS HEALTHIER *

SOLUBLE FIBER HELPS SLOW DOWN THE RATE THAT FOOD NUTRIENTS ARE ABSORBED

SOLUBLE FIBER HELPS YOU FEEL LESS HUNGRY

SOLUBLE FIBER HELPS REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF CALORIES YOU TAKE IN

SOLUBLE FIBER HELPS PROTECT YOU FROM THE RISKS OF SEVERAL SERIOUS DISEASES. 

 

(excerpts from:  Soluble Fiber – Saving Your Health, Saving Your Money.  Winter & Crane)

SOLUBLE FIBER – SAVING YOUR HEALTH -fact

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

"Using soluble fiber is a most important preventative health care idea and reduces heart disease risk…soluble fiber should be incorporated in everyone's daily diet."  (Franklin Murphy, MD, FACC, FACP, Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine, and Past Director of the Preventative Cardiac Care Program as endorsing our book, "Soluble Fiber: Saving Your Health, Saving Your Money")

 

The goal is in prevention and treatment of states of disease such as weight loss, cardiac disease, stroke, diabetes, heart attack, lipids reduction and cancers. Use of soluble fiber and its evidence points toward improvement of risk…probability reduction control.  Always consult your own physician with any addition or change in your diet regimen, health foods, herbals, homeopathics, and be in control.  

What does soluble fiber do?    It has the capacity to lower cholesterols, lipids, cardiac risk in cases, reduce costs of disease, and reduce the possibilities of disease.  Controlling disease states is sometimes just as important as prevention in certain persons with high risk of genetic disease states.  

Even the government has set up commissions on these issues:  The National Cholesterol Education Program" and its goals.

Many foods have a ratio of 10:1 of INsoluble to soluble fibers…we want the ratio reversed with foods and soluble fiber creating the ratio of 10:1 SOLUBLE fiber to INsoluble fiber.   Think of soluble fiber as a sponge in water, absorbing the spilled milk…whereas INsoluble fiber is like a piece of wood in the spilled milk…it moves things along…but does not absorb the mess…………..

Pills, herbs, medicines should not be taken immediately with SOLUBLE fiber supplements.  Always wait hours inbetween to allow the medicines to be absorbed in your system first.

Thanks…and stay tuned…"Food for Thought….or Food for Fiber….or Food for Soluble Fiber." 

SOLUBLE FIBER – SAVING YOUR HEALTH

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

WATCH FOR FUTURE BLOGS HERE ON THE BENEFITS OF SOLUBLE FIBER IN YOUR DIET…EXCERPTS FROM MY BOOK…DIETING, HIGH CHOLESTEROL, DIABETES, SYNDROME X, INSULIN RESISTANCE, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, COLON PROBLEMS, IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME, CONSTIPATION, IRREGULARITY, DIVERTICULOSIS.  ALL CAN BENEFIT FROM PROPER DAILY USE OF THE "RIGHT" KIND OF FIBER !  WE WILL BE TALKING……….  THANKS  !