The Ileocecal Valve is located between the ileum (last portion of your small intestine) and the cecum (first portion of your large intestine). Its function is to allow digested food materials to pass from the small intestine into your large intestine. The ileocecal valve also blocks these waste materials from backing back up into your small intestine. It is intended to be a one-way valve, only opening up to allow processed foods to pass through. Ileocecal Valve Syndrome When the […]

Our post-modern electric kool-aid acid world has swept most rituals into the compost pile. Even defining ritual is a struggle. from Wikipedia: “The purposes of rituals are varied; they include compliance with religious obligations or ideals, satisfaction of spiritual or emotional needs of the practitioners, strengthening of social bonds, demonstration of respect or submission, stating one’s affiliation, obtaining social acceptance or approval for some event — or, sometimes, just for the pleasure of the ritual itself.” Dictionary.com has a number […]

STEP 1: EXERCISE. It has been said countless times over the years that exercise is very very important for good health and let me tell you that nothing has changed. It is still important as ever and it cannot be stressed enough that incorporating an exercise regimen into your daily routine will create a stronger body and hence your body will be able to fight off disease more effectively. It is essential to build needed muscle mass and reduce fat, […]

Many people avoid restaurants all together when they’re trying to lose weight. Most weight loss programs require the discipline to eat a certain way. While at home, you can control what and how much you eat. When you go to a restaurant, the natural tendency is to eat what you love and eat until you burst. If you’re on a low carb diet, forget about the bread, potatoes, rice, and sugary desserts. No chocolate mousse for you! In my opinion, […]

Bistro MD meals are deliberately designed to maximize their nutritional potential, and that goes beyond just achieving the nutrient balance most conductive to weight loss. For instance Bistro MD has worked directly with the sources that produce our vegetable side dishes. We buy at peak season, when the vegetables are richest in their natural vitamins and nutrients. Then they’re field processed for our meals as soon as they’re picked, unlike some commercial vegetable crops that are subjected to miles of […]

Ideal weight losing programs are those that help shed extra fat without affecting the internal strength of the body. Simply put a weight lose program that make you weak and feeble is good for nothing. Wary of increasing waistlines and adding fat, people are least bothered about the internal weakness caused due to faulty weight lose program. One can’t lose weight overnight, in days or in weeks. It may take months for you to lose considerable amount of fat. And […]

Eating the right foods can help you lose weight. Skipping meals or only eating rice cakes and toast won’t work and will cause you to gain weight insteat of losing weight. So, what I’m going to do is share with you some foods to eat to lose weight. That way, you can increase your metabolism and lose fat, even if you’re just laying around the house. Here’s a list of foods to eat to lose weight and burn fat:   […]

The 500 calorie diet is the lowest calorie diet you can have, but it is still very popular among people who wants to lose weight real quickly. The 500 calorie diet is an extreme form of dieting, it takes a lot of risks. So be really careful before you go into it. Go to your doctor first. Low calorie diet means that you are not allowed to eat more than 1200 calories per day. You can lose weight quickly with […]

Obesity is a major health problem in Western countries, affecting nearly 30% of adults. Obesity increases the risk of a variety of diseases, including heart disease and stroke. Total weight and fat deposition patterns are related to increased mortality. People who store fat in the abdomen are at greater risk than those who store it in the lower body. Caloric restriction is the most common treatment of obesity and is an essential part of any weight control program. Most quick […]

Is your waist starting to bulge like a compressed tire? If so, do not worry as I can 100% assure you that you are alone. But with that being said, it’s now time to come to grips with reality. You, my friend, have a case of excess belly fat. There is good news and bad news. Let’s go ahead and get the bad news out of the way, OK? The fact of the matter is that this happened over a […]

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