List of World Famous Physicians

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Five Key Tips for a Healthy 2015

“It’s that time of year! New Year’s Resolutions are being made with the intent of starting off on the right foot to lose a few pounds, exercise more and become healthier. Wellness Resources has a number of resources to help you successfully reach your health goals. Here are some tips to help you start the year off well and take charge of your health! 1. The Leptin Diet Following The Leptin Diet is the most fundamental principle and behavior to master after a holiday season filled with goodies and parties. Start by following the Five Rules. This lifestyle plan helps to balance the leptin hormone and all the other hormones and compounds that it influences. These hormones and compounds include thyroid, cortisol, insulin, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, blood sugar, ghrelin, and cholesterol. Leptin is the master hormone regulator of metabolism. Leptin must be working properly in the body for weight loss and healthy weight management to occur. Rule 1:  Never eat after dinner.  Rule 2:  Eat three meals a day (do not snack).  Rule 3:  Do not eat large meals.  Rule 4:  Eat a breakfast containing protein. Rule 5:  Reduce the amount of carbohydrates eaten. Consuming a diet low in carbs and higher in fat and protein has been repeatedly shown to make a major impact on body composition and blood sugar. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition a few weeks ago clearly showed positive benefits in adults who followed this type of diet. In this study, the participants who improved their metabolic fitness consumed a diet that was 40:20:40. This means that of the total calories taken in were 40% carbohydrates, 20% protein, and 40% quality fats. The study showed that in just 16 weeks, those individuals who consumed fewer carbohydrates with their diet had 4.4% reduction in total fat mass not due to other factors. The participants also improved their fasting insulin levels and fasting blood sugar responses. The women in the study lost on average almost two inches from their waist. The inflammatory marker TNFa was also reduced with the dietary change. Another study also published in the Journal of Nutrition in December demonstrated that dietary protein is important in the management of pre-diabetes and Type II Diabetes. The study recommended that the total caloric intake be at least 20-30% protein to control blood sugar and improve lean body mass. It also noted that this is especially important in older adults to preserve muscle mass. Just as important, this study clearly stated that the misconceptions about too much protein being harmful to the kidneys have been disproven except in those who have serious kidney impairments. Higher amounts of protein were found to improve blood sugar regulation, meal satisfaction, and lean body mass. For enhanced metabolism and weight loss, we often recommend a much higher protein intake than 20-30% of total diet. Strive towards 50% or higher of total calories per day as protein for weight loss. Use at least 35-50 grams of fiber per day to also assist with weight loss. 2. Sleep, Body Clocks, and Fat Burning Rhythms By following the Leptin Diet, this naturally allows your body clocks to get back into rhythm. Grazing, skipping meals, eating at odd times of the day outside of the traditional three meals per day, sets up the body for metabolic chaos. The human body is under a 24-hour circadian rhythm. When we travel, stay up too late, don’t get enough sleep, or oversleep, etc, these rhythms are disrupted. The drum beat and metabolic pulse of the body is out of step. This causes leptin and its cohorts in the body to be disrupted, causing impaired metabolism. Work on getting back in rhythm. Getting back into a healthy routine will help children and adults turn energy on, stabilize appetite, get bowels moving, and get sleep back in sync resulting in a healthy fat burning metabolism. It is vital to sleep well and optimize your most optimal fat burning time of the day. 3 Digestive Health Often after a holiday season filled with rich foods, treats, and eating out, the digestive tract has become bent out of shape. Sugar cravings, constipation, loose stools, acid reflux, smelly bowel gas, burping, and bloating are all symptoms of a digestive tract that needs help and restoration. Start with getting the junk out of the diet. Reduce or eliminate sugar, alcohol, processed foods, and GMO foods, etc. Make sure to consume several servings of vegetables per day and some fruits from all colors of the rainbow. Digestive problems must absolutely be addressed. The gut microbiome or the balance of gut flora is at the crux of the body’s metabolism. Any disruption in digestion and gut health will impede weight loss. Probiotics, fermented foods, and abundant fiber goes a long a way in improving bowel health. For those who need additional support with digestive health consider using noni, d-limonene, digestive enzymes, and caprylic acid. Not all digestive symptoms are due to a gut problem. If bowel motility is off and does not respond to basic support, it can be related with thyroid, adrenal, liver/gallbladder, or brain health concerns. It can also be related with body clock rhythms and being out of sync. Get help when you need it. 4. Jump Start Your Weight Loss For those who want to get back on track as they rapidly can, the Jump Start Program offers a speedy track to improvement. For others, who simply need to find healthier choices with their meal planning, check out The Leptin Diet Approved Recipes 5. Exercise It is a well-known phenomenon that gym memberships sky rocket at this time of the year. Individuals and families sign up to start a new exercise routine. Exercise burns calories and is a great way to improve fitness. At the same time, exercise creates free radicals or more wear and tear on the body. For those who are overweight or out of shape and starting an exercise routine, it is vital to ensure vibrant rich colored vegetables in the diet and antioxidants to protect against the free radicals generated by the activities.

 

Taking nutrients to support joint structure and recovery helps keep up with the increased wear and tear. If you are one of the several thousands of individuals who have been hit with the flu or other illnesses this winter season and want to start exercising, then you need to start very slow and increase antioxidant intake. Ignoring this can hamper your immunity and set you up for a long recovery process or failure. Consider supporting your immune system with compounds such as beta glucan and noni that have been shown to help prevent immune system fatigue induced by exercise. When you eat after exercising, make sure that it is a low carb, higher protein and fat meal. This can help improve insulin resistance and enhance fat burning. The timing of exercise plays an important part in how efficiently your body responds to exercise. When you exercise in the morning, this helps to reduce daytime food cravings. Weight loss is a process. Healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. Start with these basic principles and activities and master them. It takes three weeks to develop new habits. It takes at least three months or longer to improve underlying physiology with leptin hormone function in the body. Many people, however, notice much improved energy and better tone to the body in just a few weeks. Stick with it. Make it a habit and take charge of your health in 2015!” http://www.wellnessresources.com/health/articles/five_key_tips_for_a_healthy_2015

 

 

 

Heart Disease and Depression

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“The heart is the seat of emotion. It is where we experience deep feelings, sincerity, passion and love. It is also where we feel depression, hostility, anxiety, and panic. This complex, vital, emotional organ is at the seat of a powerful connection between emotion, i.e. depression and cardiovascular diseases. Depression is an illness that affects that heart and is a powerful risk and predictor for heart disease. This is a message for all who are at risk, have heart disease or depression. The Heart’s Own Nervous System The heart begins to beat in the womb before the brain is formed. It is able to do this because the heart has its’ own internal nervous system. In 1991, J Andrew Armour, a pioneer in the field of neurocardiology, introduced the concept of a functional heart brain that has vastly broadened the understanding of the heart’s nervous system. He established that the heart is a sensory organ with its own highly sophisticated information encoding and processing center. In his e-book Neurocardiology-Anatomical and Functional Insights he describes how the heart’s own internal nervous system can process information and make decisions independent of the central nervous system and clearly it is a two way street between the brain and the heart. This discovery has contributed to the global studying of the connection between heart disease and depression and other phenomena. Multiple studies have confirmed the elevated presence of depression and heart disease existing together or co-morbidity. This is a two-way street, i.e. major depression is linked with the development of heart disease and heart disease is linked with major depression. The disease affects multiple complex systems throughout the body involving the brain and autonomic nervous systems, the endocrine system, the immune system, and the vascular and blood systems. Heart Disease and Depression Links and Risk Heart disease is traditionally associated with the risk factors of cholesterol problems, smoking, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes, but as you will see, there is far more to the development of heart disease. The link between depression and heart disease has been found in heart failure, ischemic disease/heart attacks, high blood pressure, and heart rhythm abnormalities. Understanding that depression and heart disease is bi-directional is of major importance given the worldwide prevalence of depression and heart disease. The link between depression and heart disease is independent of the traditional risk factors, enough to the point that scientists agree that the greater the difficulty with depression the greater the risk of heart disease and vice versa. Depression is a neurological illness due to inflammation. It is not just a bad mood or bad attitude. There are a number of inflammatory processes and signals that occur with depression and a general loss of balance between the heart, endocrine, immune system, and nervous system. High levels exist of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-a, IL1, IL6) and other immune chemicals, along with platelets in a state of increased coagulation, i.e. sticky blood. These imbalances can lead to some profound risks and can be measured thru blood tests. Here are some startling facts that show how devastating this connection can be. Twenty to fifty percent of patients who die because of a heart attack experienced an episode of depression prior to the event. Individuals with depression are at a greater risk of death from heart related disorders for up to 10 years after the diagnosis of heart disease as compared to individuals without a depression history. A significant predictor of death in patients at 6 and 18 months after a heart attack occurred in patients who had major depression independent of other risk factors. The risk is higher for patients with major depression as opposed to minor depression. Other Risk Factors A different study looked at Beck scores and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) levels and risk of major cardiac problems. The researchers investigated the impact and prognosis of depression and the inflammatory marker CRP in men and women two months after a heart attack and followed them over the next two years. Researchers found that a score of 14 or more on the Beck Depression Inventory and a CRP lab level of 2.0 or greater predicted a much higher risk of a major adverse cardiac event (heart attack/death). The women in this study did not experience the same level of risk as men. The Beck Depression Inventory is a widely available standard questionnaire used to measure symptoms of depression. It is readily found online or through most health care professionals. CRP is a blood test that is widely available through all commercial labs and your health care providers. A score of 14-19 on a Beck Depression Inventory is mild depression; a score of 0-13 indicates no to minimal depression. Severe depression scores are range from 29-64. A CRP score of 1.0-3.0 mg/L is considered an average risk of heart disease. Think through these results again. The researchers found that a Beck score of 14 (borderline mild) and an average CRP score of 2 was a good indicator of serious risk of a major cardiac problem in two years. These types of scores are considered within normal limits and usually not given any further thought. If this risk predictor holds true, there must be a much tighter viewing of results and a more aggressive approach to prevention and support. There are several other blood tests that are used to measure risk for heart disease and inflammation. Some of them may be used to help evaluate inflammation elsewhere. A recent meta-analysis study extensively reviewed multiple studies and determined that these lab tests were the most valuable in measuring the risk of heart disease. They are listed in order of importance. They included C-Reactive Protein, fibrinogen, cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, the apolipoprotein A/apolipoprotein B ratio, high density lipoprotein, and vitamin D. Other markers used included cardiac troponins I and T, serum creatinine, cystatin C, and uric acid which are not always used in a clinical setting. Fibrinogen and uric acid levels were strong risk markers of stroke. Just how many physicians seeing patients with depression and heart disease use all of these markers? What about the unmentioned lab marker of homocysteine levels that is intimately involved with depression, heart disease and methylation? It is common practice even with cardiologists to use only the cholesterol panel and maybe CRP for labs for monitoring patients’ health, but clearly not a thorough approach. BDNF, Heart, and Depression Two studies published just days apart in January 2015 showed that low levels of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) was an independent risk factor for cardiac events. Both showed that a low BDNF level is a prognostic indicator in heart failure and cardiac death. BDNF is the brain repair molecule that helps keep the brain healthy and promotes new nerve connections. Researchers are trying to develop therapeutic strategies to enhance BDNF function in the brain. Scientists know that BDNF is a bridge between inflammation and brain health. This may be a powerful link in the heart-brain connection given the heart’s own nervous system. Could it be that the heart’s own internal nervous system uses the same BDNF to repair just like the brain does? Should this lab value be included with the others mentioned above? It will take considerable time to understand details of the intimate phenomenal web of connection and interplay between the brain and the heart. For now, it is vital to understand that heart disease and depression are related. It is a serious life threatening risk to ignore this connection. They are related with higher levels of inflammation with multiple markers and low levels of BDNF. Traditional risk factors do play a role, but research is showing us that the picture is far more complicated than cholesterol numbers. Support for the Brain and Heart We know that research shows powerful support for pine nut oil reducing sticky platelets. Blueberries, fish oil, flavonoids like tangeretin and nobiletin found in citrus peel, pantethine, curcumin, and proanthocyanidins or grape seed extract help support healthy BDNF production. These same nutrients also help reduce inflammation of many types. Exercise 17 also helps increase BDNF production. Simply increasing omega 3 fats from fish or taking a fish oil supplement provides powerful brain and cardiac protection and is helpful in reducing inflammatory markers. HeartMath and other stress meditation tools help balance the stress between the heart and the brain and may be used together with nutrition and exercise. The empowerment comes though in recognizing this link between depression and heart disease and doing something about it. The mentality and attitude towards depression is often to hide it or to just “pull oneself up by the bootstraps” and just get over it. Don’t ignore this connection or the individual diseases. Both are devastating. Be proactive and get the help that you or your loved one needs today!” http://www.wellnessresources.com/health/articles/heart_disease_and_depression_a_two_way_street

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Article about health – A Broken Heart Syndrome

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 Broken Heart Syndrome

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“Life has many unexpected surprises. Sometimes the surprises are so profound and shocking that it is traumatic and very stressful. These stressful events may include the sudden loss of a loved one, a severe heated argument, a break-up with a spouse, a surprise party, an unexpected job loss, a natural disaster, a frightening medical diagnosis or others. Sometimes the surprise and shock of the event is so powerful it affects the heart and can lead to Broken Heart Syndrome.

 

Broken Heart Syndrome (BHS) also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTS) or stress cardiomyopathy is a temporary heart condition that is triggered by severe stressful situations. Individuals respond to the stress with symptoms similar to a heart attack with chest pain, shortness of breath, congestive heart failure, and low blood pressure. The symptoms begin within a few minutes to hours after the severe, unexpected stress. The condition often quickly improves over days to a few weeks.

There are key differences between Broken Heart Syndrome and a heart attack, but it requires astute health care to differentiate between the conditions. In Broken Heart Syndrome, the coronary arteries are usually normal and do not have severe blockages or clots. Heart attacks caused by blood clots cause heart cells to die. This is not seen in BHS/TTS. The sudden burst of stress hormones and adrenaline causes the heart cells in the left ventricular area of the heart to become stunned or jolted, but the cells do not die. The heart cells recover from this jolt and there is no long-term damage, unlike a heart attack where there is permanent damage to the heart cells.

The preponderance and mechanisms for Broken Heart Syndrome are still being discovered and understood as it is a relatively newly recognized disorder first described in 1990. Medical literature shows that it occurs most commonly in postmenopausal middle-age or elderly women with the average age about 60. It can happen in men and younger women too, but is considerably less common.

Causes of Broken Heart Syndrome
The cause for Broken Heart Syndrome is still unclear. However, research suggests that some of the causes include hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system, i.e. the fight-flight part of the autonomic nervous system is in overdrive, along with problems with coronary vasospasm, microcirculation and estrogen deficiency.

Researchers in the December 2014 International Journal of Cardiology stated that BHS/TTS is one of the cardiac abnormalities most frequently induced by central nervous system disorders. They found a link with how some brain disorders can directly or indirectly affect the heart (brain-heart disorders). Brain disorders that can trigger the BHS/TTS include subarachnoid bleeding, epilepsy, ischemic stroke, intracerebral bleeding, migraine, encephalitis, traumatic brain injury, PRES syndrome, or ALS. They recommended that neurological support be provided when treating Broken Heart Syndrome.

Mitochondria and Heart Cells

Researchers are also looking at a different mechanism for the BHS or stress-induced cardiomyopathy. In a study published last month, researchers caused rats to experience BHS or stressed-induced cardiomyopathy. The rats were given an overdose of the medication isoproterenol. This medication is often used in cases of asthma, slow heart beat, or ventricular fibrillation to stimulate the heart and make it go faster. The experiment forced the rodents’ hearts into overdrive which caused the BHS/TTS cardiomyopathy. It caused heart muscle injury and blood pressure symptoms for a few weeks post challenge, but then the heart cells recovered from the damage. They were able to measure how the mitochondria within the heart cells functioned after the initial chemical jolt to the system. The results showed that the mitochondria and their function faltered. They went into a state of uncoupling of the mitochondria oxidative phosphorylation process, the process that mitochondria use to make ATP or energy.

The stress response induced by the medication essentially caused the heart cells’ energy generator to stall out and need repair. The mitochondria showed poor metabolic function, had weak, fragile membranes and high levels of oxidative stress. The mitochondria were bruised and battered, but not gone. One other factor seen was that calcium inside of the heart cells was misused for heart muscle contractions. This interfered with both systolic and diastolic blood pressure regulation; proper calcium function is needed for heart muscles to rhythmically contract.

A study entitled Mending a Broken Heart: The Role of Mitophagy in Cardioprotection offers further information about the breakdown of mitochondria health in heart cells. Heart cells have a clean up process when the mitochondria are damaged and need replacing. The mitochondria are removed through a process called mitochondrial autophagy or mitophagy. The damaged mitochondria are selectively removed to keep the undamaged parts of the cell healthy. Rather than the whole cell being removed from the workforce, only the damaged mitochondria are removed. This process of mitophagy occurs with regular cycles of breakdown of old, damaged mitochondria and the birth of new mitochondria. This is great news for those with sudden stress jolts to the heart. It gives further credence to the innate restorative process found in our bodies.

Mitochondrial Toxins

The study of mitochondria is a hot button in cardiology and may be the key powerful link for the development of Broken Heart Syndrome. Cardiovascular disease is indeed started or worsened with things that disrupt mitochondrial function, leading to heart problems including BHS/TTS. It is also important to learn that there are several chemicals and drugs that contribute to cardiac weakening by poisoning the mitochondria. This increases the susceptibility to Broken Heart Syndrome. Compounds identified so far include anthracyclines (particularly doxorubicin), mitoxantrone, cyclophosphamide, cisplatin, fluorouracil, imatinib, bortezomib, trastuzumab, arsenic trioxide, cyclosporine-A, zidovudine, lamotrigine, glycosides, lidocain, isoproterenol, nitroprusside, pivalic acid, alcohol, cocaine, pesticides, cadmium, mycotoxins, cyanotoxins, meat meal, or carbon monoxide. Mercury and arsenic are two of the most toxic pollutants to mitochondria. Even more agents exhibit cardiac abnormalities due to mitochondrion-toxicity only in animals or tissue cultures. Other drugs known to interfere with mitochondria health in various parts of the body include valproic acid, antiretrovirals, statins, aspirin, aminoglycoside antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents, acetaminophen (Tylenol), metformin, beta blockers, and steroids. Researchers are insisting that “medicine, which has traditionally focused on organ pathophysiology, may well have to adjust its focus to include organelle pathology as an aspect of human disease”. Just looking at this list of medications makes one cringe for those heart patients who are on daily intake of statins and aspirin and use Tylenol periodically. How are their mitochondria functioning? What risk do they have for BHS or stress-induced cardiomyopathy?

Mitochondrial Support

It is impossible to forecast the future and know when a severe overwhelming stressor will occur, but we can be proactive in removing as many chemical exposures and stressors to the mitochondria as possible. We can also work to ensure proper nourishment for these energy generators. Just like a car engine needs proper maintenance so does a well-tuned body. Mitochondria are everywhere in the body but especially in the brain and heart. They require many different nutrients in order to function and to protect themselves. These nutrients include coenzyme Q10, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamins C, D, and E, the amino acid acetyl-L-carnitine, lipoic acid, grape seed extract, quercetin, and omega 3 fatty acids. In a fast-paced, highly stressed world with nutrition-compromised diets, these nutrients are rapidly used up on a daily basis and must be thoroughly replenished to maintain health. In an effort to fortify the body to withstand things that inevitably occur, make sure that your mitochondria have fortification and a buffer to protect themselves against the shocking events of life. These nutrients provide vital life sustaining nourishment to mitochondria that are rapidly depleted during high levels of stress and output. Are you prepared for that time?”
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