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Gastric Bypass Problems

Any type of surgical procedure comes with risks, some have higher risks than others. When it comes to gastric bypass problems the risks aren’t only associated with the surgery but with the lifestyle after the surgery as well. In order for you to have a successful outcome it’s very important that you fully understand, and follow, your doctors post op advice when it comes to the type and amount of food you can eat.

For most people the potential health benefits far outweigh the risks. Everyone knows that to be overweight is to invite a myriad of health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. For people who are hundreds of pounds overweight the sheer act of moving at all can be close to impossible which will make weight loss next to impossible without some medical intervention.

Here is a list of some of the most common surgery complications:

1. Death

2. Anesthetic complications

3. Infection

4. Leaks where the incisions are located.

5. Bleeding post surgery.

6. Blood clots.

7. Kidney failure.

Because many of these risk factors are exacerbated by having too much fat on your body, your doctor may require you to lose weight prior to the procedure. It’s important that you understand that this type of surgery isn’t an easy way out. You will need to be strict with yourself both before and after the surgery. You will set yourself up for failure if you go into this with the idea that this is some sort of quick fix, or easy solution. You will still need to watch what you eat and get plenty of exercise, just like everyone needs to do if they want to lose weight.

Another thing that you should consider is that due to the bypassing of part of your stomach and small intestine, your body will have more difficulty absorbing nutrients. For this reason you will need to take a vitamin supplement. Most often your doctor will recommend iron, calcium, protein, and B-12 to name a few. These are the vitamins and minerals that won’t be as readily absorbed by your body after your surgery.

Another common side effect of the surgery is depression. Up to 23% of the people who undergo the surgery report feelings of depression post surgery. This is commonly thought to occur because many people blame all the problems in their life on the fact that they are overweight and they subconsciously expect their life to be wonderful after the surgery. When they realize that they have many of the same problems after the surgery as they did before the surgery they can get depressed. That’s why it’s so important for anyone contemplating the surgery to make sure they have realistic expectations about what the surgery can, and cannot, do for their lives.

For many people who are morbidly obese, a gastric bypass can literally mean the difference between life and death. Even so, it isn’t something that should be entered into lightly. Much thought and care needs to go into your decision to undergo this procedure. It’s also important that you carefully consider all the possible gastric bypass problems both during and after the surgery that you may encounter so that you can be prepared for them when, and if, they occur.


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How To Lose Your Belly Fat

Many people struggle with stubborn belly fat. It can be difficult to figure out how to lose your belly fat; doing so takes time and effort. There is no easy solution – belly fat must be removed one pound at a time through exercise and diet. There are three components to losing your belly fat: aerobic exercise, reduced calorie intake, and abdominal exercises. Combine these components for an effective weight loss plan by following these steps.

To begin to lose your belly fat, you should adjust your diet. High fat, high calorie foods are a thing of the past. Take the time to clean out your cabinets and refrigerator – remove any of these types of foods from your home. If you keep them around, you’ll eat them. Consult your doctor or fitness trainer to determine an appropriate amount of calories for weight loss, and stick to this program. This reduced calorie diet will help prevent new belly fat from building up.

Next, you need to begin an aerobic exercise program. Find a heart -pumping exercise that you enjoy, and incorporate it on a daily basis. You can do different activities each day if you are easily bored. Be sure, however, to exercise for at least 30 minutes per day. Your body burns energy from sugar for the first 10-15 minutes that you exercise. Only after that does it begin burning the fat around your middle. The more cardio you do, the more fat you will burn; it’s a simple equation.

After you have begun to lose your belly fat, you’ll want to begin a series of abdominal exercises. These exercises will strengthen your muscles and lead to a lean, toned look. You can do these before you lose the fat, but you won’t see any real results until you’ve lost the necessary weight. Six pack abs do you no good if they’re buried under excess layers of fat!

If you dislike the way your body looks, you now know how to lose your belly fat. Take the time today to begin to work towards better health. Consult your doctor and develop a diet plan that works for you. Begin to incorporate aerobic exercise into your daily schedule. As you lose weight, add in some abdominal exercises. You’ll soon have a physique you can be proud of, and you’ll be able to kiss your belly fat goodbye!

This article named “How to Lose Your Belly Fat” is for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and should not be used or interpreted as such. You should always consult a medical professional before making drastic changes to your diet and physical exercise.


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Why Child Bearing Is Healthy

Why Child Bearing Is Healthy
Dr. Randy Wysong

From a purely biological perspective, bearing children can be considered the most important reason for a womans existence. For that matter, the same could be said about men, since both sexes are, in effect, disposable packages of genetic material. We die, but our genes continue on immortally.

With increasing population pressure and modern independent lifestyles (unlike the family farm where children were almost a necessity), procreation has become an option that is increasingly declined or at least significantly restricted. But with these choices women take themselves out of a natural biological role. Additionally, treating the breast as an ornament rather than a feeding organ by opting for synthetic formulas also removes women from a natural biological function.

When these choices are coupled with the use of contraceptive hormones, hormone replacement therapy, an increasing load of estrogenic pollutants in the environment and food, and a diet that has veered significantly from its natural design, the formula for hormonal pandemonium, metabolic dysfunction, and disease is in place. The result is early menses in children, infertility, abnormal and erratic menstrual cycles, cervical dysplasia, fibroids, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, premenstrual syndrome, dramatic mood swings and depression, osteoporosis, and other symptoms of abnormal menopause: hot flashes, psychological problems, decreased libido, and thinning of the vaginal wall.

This is a difficult problem with no easy solution. If women would have as many children as they are capable of, nurse them for years as they are designed to, eat natural foods, and live in a more pristine environment, most of these modern health problems would disappear.

If money flowed out of our tap we would not have economic problems either, right?

The desire to limit families may soon not even be an option. We either curtail population growth or we will saw through the branch we all sit on. Population is the engine that ultimately drives all environmental woes. We live on a finite planet with finite resources, but we have an infinite ability to breed. We either live within the limits of Earths sustainable resources or we will destroy ourselves. Having children may be a natural and healthy process, but can be a deadly game for sustainable life on Earth.

So we have a conundrum. Women need to fulfill their biological reproductive role to achieve metabolic balance and health, but if they do so unlimited, the health of life on Earth is jeopardized.

In an attempt to solve this dilemma, women have turned to the quick fix of pharmaceutical synthetic hormones. Hormones that control conception, hormones that control abnormal menstrual cycles, and hormones that fix menopause. It is an overly simplistic solution to a complex problem.

The saying, Dont mess with Mother Nature is particularly applicable when dosing the body with hormones. Since the 1940s when estrogen therapy became popular, hundreds of thousands of women have succumbed to cancer. For example, a woman is nearly 13 times more likely to get endometrial cancer, and at nearly a 30% increased risk of breast cancer when she takes estrogen. Recently, researchers have identified the two top preventable breast cancer risks: oral birth control pills and estrogen replacement therapy.

For those who justify the use of estrogen for the benefits of decreased risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, consider that proper exercise, diet and lifestyle choices can have the same beneficial effect without the potential consequence of cancer.

How have women specifically put themselves outside of their natural context to make themselves more susceptible to cancers?

The average mom gives birth to about two infants. Although this is an intelligent number from the standpoint of population control, it is unnatural in that by not continuing to have pregnancies and to nurse (which stops ovulations) she will ovulate an incredible 438 times during her lifetime.

On the other hand, a woman in the primitive natural setting who may not even know what causes pregnancy or how to prevent it even if they wanted to, would have started menstruating and ovulating at age twelve and would have delivered nine babies and breast-fed them over the course of her reproductive career. Breast-feeding can continue for children in a totally natural setting for up to five or more years of age. The combination of pregnancy along with breast-feeding in the premodern setting would have decreased the number of ovulations that a primitive mother would have had to about nine.

This means that today women cycle through their menstrual periods an abnormal number of times, subjecting their bodies to surges of estrogen 50 times greater than our primitive ancestors living in a natural setting.

Many cancers of women are sensitive to high levels of female hormones.

For example, breast cancer is sensitive to estrogen. In dogs, simply removing the ovaries can often prevent or halt the progress of mammary cancer. Tamoxifen in humans is used to block estrogen activity within the mammary glands and thus is believed to exert its protective effect in this way. (This pharmaceutical agent can, however, increase the risk of uterine cancer to about the same degree that the risk of breast cancer is reduced!)

The resting periods of lower estrogen levels that women experienced in the premodern setting served a protective effect to spare organs and tissues from cancer. Women who nurse for a total period of time of even as little as two years are known to have a decreased incidence of mammary cancer.

This excess ovulation hypothesis is the likely explanation for the tragic phenomenon of modern female cancers. When humans decide to flout and repudiate nature by interfering with natural biological design, disease will always be the consequence.

If the problem is a departure from nature, then the solution is a return to it. Here are some options:

1.Refer to the Wysong Optimal Health Program for guidelines on life choices that can enhance overall health and thus hormonal health (http://www.wysong.net/PDFs/ohp.pdf).

2.Emphasize fresh raw foods in the diet and avoid processed foods as much as possible.

3.Eliminate hydrogenated oils and refined sugars. Hydrogenated oils displace healthful dietary fats and have been shown to be carcinogenic, and sugars can stimulate a rise in estrogens.

4.Try to use organic foods as much as possible and avoid synthetic materials in cosmetics, at home and in the workplace to help reduce exposure to environmental estrogens.

5.Do not attempt low fat or low cholesterol fad diets that often create dependence upon processed carbohydrates and seriously reduce important natural dietary fats and essential fatty acids.

6.Increase the consumption of natural vegetable foods containing phytoestrogens which tend to counteract estrogens.

7.Avoid hormone medications if at all possible.

8.Explore natural birth control measures.

9.Nurse your babies for as long as you can.

Modern life presents many choices, freedoms and rights. Tinkering with child bearing, however, is a choice that is not without consequences. Women need to be aware and take the steps necessary to make sure the choices they make do not also bring with them the increased risk of serious modern diseases.

Reference:
Zeneca Pharaceuticals. Tamoxifen Patient Insert. Zeneca, Inc. Wilmington, DE. 1998.

Dr. Wysong is a former veterinary clinician and surgeon, college instructor in human anatomy, physiology and the origin of life, inventor of numerous medical, surgical, nutritional, athletic and fitness products and devices, research director for the present company by his name and founder of the philanthropic Wysong Institute. He is author of The Creation-Evolution Controversy now in its eleventh printing, a new two volume set on philosophy for living entitled Thinking Matters: 1-Living Life… As If Thinking Matters; 2-The Big Questions…As If Thinking Matters, several books on nutrition, prevention and health for people and animals and over 15 years of monthly health newsletters. He may be contacted at Wysong@Wysong.net and a free subscription to his e-Health Letter is available at http://www.wysong.net.


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Top Tips For Weight Loss For Teens

Looking for tips for weight loss for teens? Todays world puts a lot of extra pressure on teens to look thin. Popular TV shows aimed at teens all feature thin, pretty young characters, overbearing parents can put undue stress on their kids to lose weight, and even worse still, is teenagers peers can be incredibly judgmental of a their weight.

Being the fat kid throughout high school can be a recipe for life-long self-esteem problems. Theres no easy solution to this problem. Weight loss is tough, and all the added anxiety that comes with being a teen only makes matters worse. Taking advantage of some of these pointers can help make the teenage experience less scary for overweight teens.

One of the most important tips, especially for young girls, is to make sure that you understand what a healthy person looks like. A lot of girls and young women on TV are, or at least appear, dangerously thin. The media may portray this as the ideal, but the truth is, its not a healthy lifestyle. Many young girls develop eating disorders trying to match the looks of women they see on TV, and this is a recipe for disaster.

Young men can fall victim to eating disorders, too its not a problem exclusive to girls. Its not uncommon for many teens to look in the mirror and see only ugliness and fat, when in reality they are a perfectly healthy young person. If you constantly feel severely depressed about your weight or your look, you should seek help from a psychologist. They can help you improve your own self-image and pursue weight loss goals in a healthy manner.

Another in the list of tips for weight loss for teens is to keep in mind what your body is growing through. During your teen years, your body can undergo a number of changes that affect how you grow. For instance, you might hit a late growth spurt and gain a few inches in height, making your weight even out across your frame. Puberty is a complicated time if you know that youre following a proper diet and exercise plan but arent seeing results, you might just have to wait until youve fully grown into your body.

Regardless of other factors, diet and exercise are always going to be an important factor in weight loss. Keep this in mind as you go throughout your school day, and think of ways to improve your health. If your school cafeteria only serves greasy, unhealthy foods, talk to your parents about bringing a healthier lunch every day. Make sure to participate in gym class, and if you can, get involved in extra-curricular sports, too.

Another factor that can be a great help in losing weight is enlisting the aid of your family. In almost every case, your family wants to be healthy too, and they will help you out as best they can. If one of your parents is the primary family cook, talk to them about healthier options for food. Furthermore you can offer to help your parents with renovations or yard work for a little extra exercise.

These tips for weight loss for teens can make a huge difference for you.


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