Friday, May 15, 2009

Your Bodies Reaction to Drinking a Soda

Do you know why you feel all "giddy" after drinking a Soda...a Coke for example? It is because your body literally gets "high." Here is how Coke, despite the lack of cocaine (an original ingredient), effects your body in a way that causes dependency and addiction:

First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (THAT IS A LOT BY THE WAY) You don’t immediately vomit from the excessive sugar ONLY because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.

10 more minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver then turns any sugar it can get its hands on into fat.

2o more minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.

5 minutes later Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. Heroin works this way too.

In under an hour:

  • The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of Calcium
  • The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play and you will inevitably have to use the bathroom losing water, and unfortunately the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium and other electrolytes. Therefore the Coke isn't just dehydrating you, its taking away vital nutrients from your body that are needed for cell and bone repair and strength, energy, and much more.
  • As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish.

This will all be followed by a caffeine crash in the next few hours. What then? Have another Coke? (see the point?)

Words on foodstuff labels that mean SUGAR:
  • Saccharose,
  • Sucanat,
  • Sugar,
  • Granulated Sugar,
  • Refined Sugar,
  • Brown Sugar,
  • Cane Juice,
  • Evaporated Cane Juice,
  • Evaporated Cane Sugar,
  • Cane Sugar,
  • Raw Cane Sugar,
  • Demerera,
  • Muscovado,
  • Turbinado,
  • Cane syrup,
  • Beet syrup,
  • Baker's Sugar,
  • Bar Sugar,
  • Barbados Sugar,
  • Berry Sugar,
  • Chinese Rock Sugar ,
  • Confectioners Sugar,
  • Gemsugar,
  • Polincillo,
  • Rock sugar,
  • Wasanbon
  • AND MORE...


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Energize Your Life: Is Tribulus Right For You?

Do You Feel Depleted? Are you having a hard time exercising because your body is just ...well....tired? Do you feel off kilter, off balance, not yourself?

Tribulus (by Standard Process and MediHerb) may be part of the answer to regaining yourself!

"Tribulus contains an extract of Tribulus terrestris herb (aerial parts - leaves and stems) and contains steroidal saponins, mainly furostanol glycosides (including protodioscin and protogracillin) and small quantities of spirostanol glycosides, sterols and other compounds. This product is standardized to ensure optimal strength and quality. The compounds in Tribulus work together to:

* support normal reproductive function in men and women
* support normal hormone production in men and women
* promote vitality and stamina
* support physical endurance
* promote an overall feeling of well-being

Caution: Not to be used during pregnancy and lactation unless otherwise directed by a qualified health care professional."

Contact Center for Chiropractic & Wellness, the offices of Dr. Jennifer Greenfield and Dr. Darcy Ward in association with Dr. Thomas Young, Brian Kramer L.Ac, and Kathy Wilson LMBT to learn if this herbal (completely NON-SYNTHETIC) supplement could be the answer for your wellbeing!


Monday, May 4, 2009

Detox Bootcamp Group Sessions Altered...Important

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