protein

  1. Erase fatigue FOREVER with this 7-nutrient checklist

    If you’re feeling tired all the time, let me tell you… you’re NOT alone.  

    Chronic fatigue is practically an EPIDEMIC in America today.  

    I have patients literally falling asleep in my waiting room chairs.  

    And they shuffle to the exam room with all of the energy of a sloth on tranquilizers.  

    These folks are REALLY suffering – and here’s what I tell them.  

    Fatigue is a classic sign that your body is missing something that it needs.  

    Here are seven nutrients you should be tested for – and should add to your diet.  

    Correcting these nutritional deficiencies can be the secret to ERASING fatigue and giving you a burst of energy you never thought possible.  

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    Studies show most of us don’t get enough basic nutrients – and that can take a BIG toll on your energy levels.  

    Here are the main nutrients you may be deficient in when you are feeling tired:  

    • Iron: You need iron to make hemoglobin to carry oxygen throughout your body. Low iron leads to fatigue because you are not getting enough oxygen to make energy. If you are male or postmenopausal, you need to have your blood levels checked before you supplement.  
    • vitamins: Vitamins B12 and other B vitamins are necessary for basic energy production throughout the body. B vitamins feed mitochondria – the energy producing part of every cell. 
    • Magnesium and potassium: Low magnesium contributes to fatigue and it’s a very common deficiency. Magnesium and potassium both play roles in muscle function and energy production.  
    • Vitamin D: Low levels of vitamin D are strongly linked to fatigue. This lack of vitamin D is one of the reasons scientists think we feel more tired during winter. Our bodies produce vitamin D when sunshine hits our skin. You especially need vitamin D if you live in northern climates, don’t get out in the sun much, its winter, or if you have diseases that increase diarrhea.  
    • Omega-3: These essential fatty acids are vital for good mood and cognitive ability. Without these crucial fats, you feel tired and unmotivated.  
    • Protein: Good quality proteins are needed in the manufacture of many hormones, including brain neurotransmitters.  

    Some of these nutrients are easy enough to add to your diet through foods or supplements – and some require testing first.  

    But addressing these nutritional deficiencies is the first step to winning the battle against fatigue… for good.  

  2. Too much protein jeopardizes health

    Ditch the processed protein and get back to basics

    Happy New Year! It's January, which means once again it's out with the old, in with the new.

    And after a few holiday indulgences, you may be hoping for a "new you" as well.

    If you've been paying attention to the latest scientific findings, you know that adopting a diet that's high in protein and low in carbs is the way to go.

    Eating a diet high in protein can not only aid with weight loss, but it can also help maintain muscle mass, give you lots of good slow-burning energy, and give you the healthy fats you need for brain and artery health.

    But according to new research, there is such a thing as TOO MUCH protein -- especially if you're getting it from one of these gimmicky sources like a protein powder, drink, or bar.

    When it comes to protein, more isn't always merrier. If you're beefing up your daily protein quota to epic proportions by supplementing with powders and pills, you may be throwing your money away, and maybe even damaging your health.

    In a recent study of older women, those who lost weight with a super-high protein diet did not have the same improvements in metabolic function, such as insulin sensitivity, as the group that just ate a regular, high-protein diet.

    The fact is, your body can only use so much protein every day -- somewhere around 50 to 120 grams -- so jacking up your intake to 300 grams a day just isn't necessary.

    In fact, massive amounts of protein can put extra strain on your kidneys.

    Besides, these processed products contain stuff your body does NOT need -- like sugar or artificial sweeteners, chemical colors and flavors, and often other inflammation triggers like wheat products.

    However, you can't really go wrong if you get your protein from actual food -- particularly animal (and fish) proteins.

    Mother nature doesn't need any help in this department. You can easily meet your body's protein needs without pills or powders.

    For example, two eggs for breakfast gives you a quarter of your daily protein. One serving of Greek yogurt contains about a third. A handful of nuts, about 10 percent.

    And a chicken breast for dinner? A whopping 86 percent.

    The Paleo Diet, sometimes called the "caveman diet," is a great way to go low carb and load up on healthy, unprocessed protein sources... and ones that don't need to come in flavors like strawberry or chocolate.

    Your body will naturally shed excess pounds over time (and keep it off) -- but, more importantly, you'll be healthier overall.

    Sources:
    Can You Get Too Much Protein?
    (www.nytimes.com)

    High-Protein Intake during Weight Loss Therapy Eliminates the Weight-Loss-Induced Improvement in Insulin Action in Obese Postmenopausal Women.
    (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)

  3. Eating protein means you’ll eat less, study shows

    Protein activates hormone that makes you feel fuller, faster.
  4. To prevent muscle loss and deadly falls try a steady protein diet

    Researchers say the key to fighting muscle loss, and helping to prevent life-threatening falls, for seniors is eating protein at every meal.
  5. Low-carb diet conquers diabetes, heart disease

    A top research university proves avoiding sugar and loading up on fat can prevent inflammation, a key marker of diabetes and heart disease.
  6. Diabetes doubles pancreatic cancer risk

    A study proves that poor blood sugar control could leave you with one of the deadliest cancers known to mankind.
  7. Muscle-feeding fat the secret to longer life

    Keeping muscle mass is even more important than maintaining your weight when it comes to living longer. See how delicious fat could add years to your life.
  8. High-fat diet slashes symptoms of aging 39%

    Study proves men who load up on meat and fish are living longer and more active lives.
  9. "Mostly vegan" researcher backs study attacking meat

    Why did the leftist mainstream media refuse to report that the author of a new study blasting meat is "mostly vegan"?
  10. Low-iron vegetarian diet could lead to deadly stroke

    Looks like the half-baked vegetarians have gotten themselves into another sticky situation. Their low-iron diet forces platelets to clump together and could cause fatal strokes.

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