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Kermit, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall Due To Undeclared Allergens



According to a press release posted on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website, Kermit, Inc. of DeLand, Florida is issuing a voluntary recall of certain products due to undeclared allergens on the label.

The company says that undeclared soy, an ingredient in Worcestershire Sauce, was used to make the following products:

  •  Kermit’s Key Lime Cocktail Sauce, Net Wt. 12-oz., Best By Sep/1/2016.

  • Kermit’s Key Lime Steak Sauce, Net Wt.& 10-oz., Best By Aug/18/2016.

  • Kermit’s Sweet & Tasty Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt, 16-oz., Best By Sep/14/2016.

  • Kermit’s Medium Mannered Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt. 16- oz., Best By Aug/11/2016.

  • Kermit’s Hot & Spicy Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt. 16-oz., Best By Aug/19/2016.

  • Kermit’s Chipotle Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt. 16oz., Best By Jul/24/2016.

  • Kermit’s P4 Hot Sauce, Net Wt. 5.5-oz., Best By Aug/20/2016.

In addition to the above products, the company is recalling Kermit’s Key Lime Ginger Wasabi Marinade, Net Wt. 12-oz., with Best By Aug/31/2016, because of undeclared, soybeans and wheat ingredients in Soy Sauce.

The company says the products are sold in clear glass bottles in the sizes with Best Buy dates as indicated above. The recall is for all of the individual products with the indicated “Best By” date or earlier.

People whom are sensitive to soy and soybeans can suffer life-threatening reactions if they consume soy products. People whom are sensitive to wheat may suffer life-threatening anaphylaxis if they are exposed to wheat protein.  Gluten intolerant adults whom are exposed to gluten might manifest as diarrhea and under chronic exposure can lead to weight loss and eventually malabsorption (steatorrhea), anemia, or osteomalacia.

According to the press release, the recalled products were distributed in retail stores in Maryland and Florida  and sold direct to consumer via the internet through Kermit’s website, .

The company says that no illnesses have been reported to date from consuming these products. The label has been corrected on bottles in Kermit’s inventory and in the inventory of retail shops that carry the specific products.

The company says that people whom are allergic to soy, soybeans, or wheat should destroy the product, or contact Kermit, Inc. for a corrected label. Anyone with questions, is advised to contact John Meyer or Ken Arnold at 386-740-0502.


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Can A Raw Food Diet Help You Lose Weight?

Can A Raw Food Diet Help You Lose Weight?

Can A Raw Food Diet Help You Lose Weight?

By: Lee Dobbins

While raw foods are not new, the focus on eating plans that focus on them are and this trend in healthy eating appears to be gaining strength across the country. The focus of the diet is on eating uncooked, highly nutritious foods - fruits and vegetables. Of course, these foods are low in calories and extremely good for you, but eating them raw or uncooked is favored as it is believed that they lose nutritional value when cooked.

Those who subscribe to the raw food diet eat fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes. They drink unpasteurized milk, water, juice, and tea. It is a revolutionary way to eat, but also a natural way and many of those who follow this way of eating say it keeps them thin and healthy.

However, while the raw food diet is rich in some nutrients, it lacks others. Although fruits and vegetables do have some protein and calcium, this diet may be lacking in these things. Experts are torn on whether it is healthy as a long term way of eating.

Another thing to consider when taking up a raw food diet is that most of the fruits and vegetables that you see in your supermarket are loaded with pesticides. Therefore, it might be best to consume only organic raw food.

If you decide a raw food diet is for you, you might consider supplements to compensate for the nutrients this diet is lacking. Some supplements to consider include vitamin B12, copper, zinc, and chromium. Also, proteins from plants do not the same amino acids as animal protein so you'll have to consume a variety of different type sof raw foods in order to remain healthy.

Some medical experts see great benefits in the raw food diet. In addition to enabling weight loss, the diet can ostensibly increase one's metabolism, making calorie burning easier. Some medical experts have also suggested that a raw food diet is a good antidote to eating disorders. In addition, it can help make your immune system stronger, and help the body rid itself of harmful toxins. Some supporters even claim that eating raw foods improves the look of their skin.

A raw food diet is not recommended for children, women who are pregnant, people suffering from osteoporosis, and those who are anemic. If you try a raw food diet, you should to plan your meals in advance to insure that you are receiving the maximum amount of nutrients. Also, it can be time consuming to prepare all the foods you need so make sure that you set aside the time to chop, blend and puree for each meal every day.


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Got Bad Cholesterol? Try Bergamonte from Nutri Lifescience ADVERTISEMENT

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This article is sponsored by Nutri Lifescience. The actual content and opinions in the article, including any and all scientific research references, are the sole view of Joseph who is the publisher and administrator of Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM). I maintain full editorial independence even when hosting sponsored content. The information presented below is not endorsed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or any other government agency. The content in this sponsored article and elsewhere on Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM) is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis.


The setting: a curious consumer goes online to learn about health supplements that can lower bad cholesterol. The following is a fictional dialogue between the curious consumer and an online helper...

Curious consumer: I really want to lower my cholesterol, but I don't know where to start.

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Curious consumer: Really? I didn't know that.

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Curious consumer: If that's the case, then why is cholesterol bad?

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Curious consumer: Okay, so what is bad cholesterol? We hear a lot about it, but what does it mean exactly?

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Online Helper: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 73.5 million Americans are living with high cholesterol. That's almost 74 million people who are at risk for heart attacks and strokes because their cholesterol is too high.

Online Helper: Bad cholesterol is actually low density lipoprotein or LDL for short. This substance is different from high density lipoprotein, otherwise known as "good cholesterol" or HDL. When LDL accumulates in the blood vessels it clogs them up, similar to what happens when something clogs up your kitchen sink. When the pipe in your sink gets blocked, the water backs up into the sink causing a messy overflow. When blood can't get past LDLs, the blood vessels will burst and that can cause a stroke or heart attack.

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Curious consumer: How do I know that Bergamonte is right for me?

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Online Helper: Please note that Bergamonte is a health supplement product, not a medicine.  Bergamonte is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. None of the claims about the effectiveness of the capsule's ability to help healthy cholesterol are supported by the FDA. You should consult your physician before using Bergamonte or making any changes to your diet or exercise habits.

Online Helper: Bergamonte contains flavonoids which are very powerful chemicals. Bergamonte should not be taken by pregnant women or children. Follow the instructions on the product label.

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Curious consumer: This sounds great! I'll head over to Nutri Lifescience's website and place an order for Bergamonte right now.


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Almonds, a Healthy Addition to the Diabetic Food List


James K. Robinson

Continuing scientific research into the effectiveness of natural foods such as nuts, especially almonds and walnuts, confirms their value as an agent in the fight to control blood sugar levels in type-2 diabetes. Several research studies have been carried out in recent years that show the health benefits obtained from consuming almonds and the protection they afford in relation to diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.

To cite just one of the controlled studies, published in May 2010 in the electronic pages of, the research involved adult people with type-2 diabetes. The participants were divided into two groups with one group adding almonds to their diabetic food list of appropriate foods to eat and the other group not doing so. The almond eating group consumed about 2 ounces (60 grams) of almonds daily - that's about 50 nuts.

The 12-week randomized crossover clinical trial was designed to determine whether the eating of almonds would improve glycemic control and decrease the risk for cardiovascular disease

The lengthy details are given in the final report, but the positive results obtained from the clinical trial provided the following summary:

"Our results suggested that the incorporation of almonds into a healthy diet has beneficial effects on adiposity, glycemic control, and the lipid profile, thereby potentially decreasing the risk for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus."

So, as expected, almonds and other nuts too, are shown to help the cause when having to deal with rising blood sugar levels in the case of diabetes, They also help lower the LDL, known as the bad form of cholesterol, and lower the risk of cardiovascular complications that often follow both diabetes and high cholesterol levels.

An additional benefit, as stated in the summary noted above, is the "effects on adiposity", meaning they can help combat obesity and it is well known that obesity leads to diabetes. In America today, both obesity and diabetes are being diagnosed at increasing rates, they are becoming epidemics that will place a heavy burden of costs for the health care of all Americans.

So we can conclude that almonds should be on our diabetic food list, they are inexpensive, especially in the "bulk barn" types of stores, and they are available from most food outlets.

Please note, some people are seriously allergic to nuts, especially some children, and every year accidental deaths occur from eating them.

And a simple caution regarding almonds and fat content
There is a type of fat -- it's a good fat called monounsaturated fat -- found in nuts that helps provide some of the protection we are seeking, but it should be noted that fat is higher in calories at 9 per gram than either the other nutrients, proteins and carbohydrates, that supply 4 calories per gram. So 2 ounces of almonds would provide about 340 calories.

Therefore, if a person decides to add almonds to the diet, daily or perhaps several times a week, it is important to adjust the daily dietary intake to account for the added calories - because excess calories lead to excess fat, not good for the diabetic or any other person.

In conclusion
Personally, as a type-2 diabetic myself, it does seem worth adding almonds to my diabetic food list. For variety, I would tend to mix almonds with other nuts, especially walnuts and perhaps peanuts, they are all good apparently. I don't dislike nuts but I know that 50 nuts is more than I can eat at one time so I would have to spread that many throughout the day, and probably not eat that many every day, maybe over a couple of days, but I am going to stock up - I need some help in better controlling my blood sugar levels.

When you are a diabetic like me, a type-2 for many years, it is nice to learn about almonds and their health benefits. For much more on the above topic please visit Almonds, Diabetes, and Cholesterol and for a more on other diabetes subjects, check out Diabetic Food List.

How your metabolism influences weight control


Yuri Elkaim

First off, Let's start with some basic terms:

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR): the minimum number of calories your body's vital organs need just to survive at rest. This accounts for 60-75% of your daily caloric expenditure. RMR varies from person to person and is influenced by such variables as lean body mass, height, weight, sex, age, diet, and stress.

Activity: Whether it be at work, walking to and from the store, or engaging in physical activity this type of work accounts for 20-30% of your daily caloric expenditure.

Digestion: Ironically, each time you eat food you actually burn calories. This type of expenditure accounts for 5-10% of your daily calorie output.

Step 1: Exercise raises your metabolism and therefore helps control your weight

Considering that your RMR accounts for up to 75% of your daily caloric expenditure wouldn't it make sense to do things that will increase your RMR?

Aerobic activity and strength training increase the energy demand on your body. This release of energy is referred to as "burning calories". Strength training builds lean muscle that in turn burns up to 50x more calories than fat. This is the key to long lasting weight control! Therefore, the more lean muscle mass you have, the higher your RMR becomes which in turn burns more calories, even while sitting on the couch.

I like to refer to this as "passive energy expenditure" meaning that you don't need to do anything and yet you're still burning calories. Wouldn't that be great? Simply put in a bit of hard work up front and then reap the benefit in the long run!

Step 2: Eating more often in smaller amounts helps increase your metabolism

As previously mentioned, every time you eat your body expends energy to digest and absorb what it has just ingested. This is known as the "thermogenic effect of food". Therefore, wouldn't make sense to eat more often knowing that each time you ate you would actually be burning calories. Typically, it is recommended to eat anywhere from 4-6 small meals throughout the day or 3 larger meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with small snacks in between. However, please remember that we're talking about smaller meals that are healthy, well-balanced, and lower on the glycemic index. Not a burger and fries!

So, here are 2 simple steps you can take immediately to help control your weight. We're not talking magic pill but if you're consistent with daily activity and eating frequent small meals you'll see dramatic results in a just few weeks!

Yuri Elkaim is a Certified Kinesiologist, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, former Professional Soccer Player, the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the University of Toronto men's soccer program, and regarded by many as Canada's leading Fitness expert. His trademarked Fitter U™ program is the world's only 12-week body shaping fitness program for iPod/MP3 players. Please visit []

These Four Practices can Hurt your Fat Loss Goals


Kya Grace

If all the people on earth were healthy and fit, we would have one less global problem to worry about. Obesity or excess body fat has become a global problem. People pay big bucks to get rid of the excess fat to either get healthy and fit, or get the perfect figure, or to boost their image in the world. In spite of doing everything right and eating everything right, are you still wondering why you still haven't dropped those extra pounds? Well let's sort out a few myths from the facts.

Slow cardio
Everyone starts out with slow cardio as it is easier for their bodies to adapt to the work out. This does help in reducing a higher percentage of calories from the fat. But the problem is that your body adapts and becomes too comfortable with it. For instance, the first few days you start off with slow cardio, you may burn up to 100 calories per day. But after a few days, you may burn up to only 80 calories per day. This means you burn fewer amounts of calories each day with the same work out.

To counteract this problem, interval training is a much better option. It includes a routine of two phases. Phase 1 covers a few minutes of aggressive workout. Phase 2 involves recovering from the workout by bringing down the aggression a couple of notches and working out at a reduced pace for another two minutes. This routine is repeated three to four times and is finally followed by a 5 minute cool down session. Compared to the slow cardio routine, interval training helps to burn total calories.

Lifting Heavy Weights
Contrary to public opinion, lifting heavy weights is probably not the best solution to weight loss. Working out with heavy weights requires slow and repeated movements, which does not require much energy, therefore burns fewer amounts of calories. By adding some fast and aggressive exercise, like lunges or skipping or burpees, in between lifting heavy weights, you can have the double advantage of heavy resistance and metabolic training, with the obvious bonus of a healthy weight loss.

Protein powder Supplements
Protein shakes are a cool remedy to get rid of unnecessary cravings for junk food, hunger, and getting the proteins in your body. Flavored protein supplements contain hidden sugars and calories because these supplements make the drink tastier. These supplements not only add proteins to your body, but they also add the calories you worked so hard to burn. To avoid gaining back the weight you lose, read the label of your favorite protein supplement carefully. It should have no more than 5g of carbohydrates and no more than 3g of fat. Add berries and nuts in your shake; these are sources of rich fiber, healthy carbohydrates, and fats for your body. These not only make you healthy but even lose weight.

Dry fruits
Dry fruits are very healthy but not when you are on a diet. Dry fruits contain added sugars that increase the insulin level in the blood, which in turn, hampers your weight loss. They do not contain water as well, which is important when you're substituting these with junk food to fill your stomach, however, dry fruits do not fill your stomach and you crave for more food. It is better for you to snack on whole fruits, which not only contain the healthy nutrients, but also the moisture you need to satiate your hunger.

Kya Grace is a Sydney weight loss expert and owner of Dangerously Fit personal training. If you would like to attend a session with a Personal Trainer Bondi or join a boot camp, visit Bootcamp Sydney.

Managing Sweetness With HbA1C

Managing Sweetness With HbA1C

Submitted by: Randy Barbo


The HbA1c test is also called the glycosylated hemoglobin test and is typically expressed as a percentage. If you are currently suffering from Type 2 diabetes, assessing your HbA1c can tell you how effective your treatment is and how well your diabetes is under control. High levels indicate a problem with current treatment and a physician may recommend appropriate changes to the doses or frequencies of the medicines which are prescribed.

The key to keeping your HbA1c low is to regularly check your blood glucose levels using a quality glucometer, which is a significant component of any diabetes treatment regimen. A blood glucose test will give you a precise amount of the blood glucose levels found in your body at any specific point in time. The HbA1c evaluation will tell you how well your blood glucose has been maintained over the past 3 months on average. The HbA1c can quickly point out if you’ve been having too many bad days in regards to your blood glucose levels, which is a good indication that a change of treatment is in order.

How the HbA1c Test Works

Glycosylation occurs when hemoglobin attaches to red blood cells. The HbA1c blood test measures the amount of glucose that's attached to each red blood cell. A blood test is drawn and sent to the laboratory and results arrive in a day or two. The perfect level is around 6.5%, but since this isn't always attainable, a level under 7% is usually desired. In fact, the real goal is the number agreed upon with your physician. It's vital that you keep that goal, while undergoing your particular diabetic treatment for optimal health and reducing potential dangerous, even lethal consequences of diabetes.

Anyone with diabetes should receive the HbA1c test every three to six months. Those who have higher amounts of blood sugar should get examined more frequently to ensure that their levels of blood sugars are reducing to the optimal amounts.

Assessing your HbA1c results with a physician at least once every 6 months will provide you with an excellent indicator on how well you are controlling your diabetes. While getting the test isn’t as convenient as checking your glucose levels at home, knowledge of the results can help you and your physician take more decisive action on finding an ideal treatment regimen for you.

Sometimes, aside from a treatment change, an entire lifestyle change may be in order. Your physician will let you know what you have to do. The most important thing is to regularly check your blood glucose levels at home, so that you take action faster if your treatment requires modifications. Also, since the HbA1c level is a running average, this can lead to an increased level of compliance because it’s much more difficult to “fudge” blood sugar numbers if someone at risk for not sticking to a treatment plan. Therefore, it can be of great benefit to the healthcare provider to devise alternative treatment plans if they are dealing with noncompliant patients.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Please check with your health care professional before implementing any treatment for diabetes.

About the Author: MJ North RN,BSN has 15 years clinical experience caring for diabetic patients and is committed to educating those affected so they may lead healthier and happier lives.

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Choosing a Proper Diet for Your Weight Lifting Workouts

by Nate Johnson

Regardless of how intense you are regarding your current weight lifting workouts, you hardly ever make any kind of advancement if you don't learn to use a suitable weight lifting diet regime which suits the distinctive macronutrient demands that your body structure mandates whenever going through the transformations induced by means of intense resistance training. As soon as you include a suitable strength training diet program to your present weight lifting workouts and routine, you'll feed your muscular tissues by using the ideal nutrients at the right time periods for solid muscular tissues regrowth and thus muscular gains. The following are a few tips for making your own weight lifting diet regime.


This just about goes without saying, nonetheless since the body of a human is determined to be made up of roughly 50,000 various proteins, its role is of major relevancy. In order to replenish human tissues, your system demands adequate protein absorption. We are definitely not speaking about the endorsed everyday allowances here. We are talking about ingesting 1.7 to 1.8 grams of protein per kilogram of overall body weight everyday. This is beyond the recommended day-to-day allowance of 0.8 grams for every kg, nevertheless, scores of recently available experiments show that active men and women require a lot more protein than non-active persons.

You could alter the forms of proteins which you eat at each scheduled meal, yet, the best guideline is to use easily digestible kinds of protein such as whey immediately ahead of and soon after physical activity and after that plan to eat a mixture of animal and vegetable proteins at your core dishes. It can also be good to incorporate some kind of easily digestible proteins immediately upon awakening every morning.

Drinking water

Most likely the most typically disregarded nutritional demands for bodybuilding and weight training workout routines is the inclusion of massive amounts of drinking water for the weight lifting diet program. Traditional knowledge in competitive bodybuilding has ingrained almost all weight lifters with the mentality that water is evil and contributes undesirable bloat to normally great muscle definition. Although this could be correct immediately ahead of body building competition, the everyday athlete necessitates sufficient water intake to support the human body in removing the free-radicals in your muscle tissues which may prohibit sufficient lean muscle regeneration. Water basically minimizes the toxicity that inhibits development.


The last vital aspect in setting up your weight lifting diet regime entails the consistency and food portions of your dishes. Ideally, you need to space your own meals out into smaller helpings of around 6 or seven regular dishes daily. Yet again, the foundation of the food products within these kinds of meals can be influenced by just where your own weight lifting workouts land throughout the day time.

If you would like to find more great weight lifting workouts, be sure to visit the Weight Lifting Workouts HQ. We have a great library of free lifting workouts, health news, and nutrition advice to help you meet your goals.

The 3 Hidden Keys to Rapidly Burning Stubborn Fat

The 3 Hidden Keys to Rapidly Burning Stubborn Fat

The 3 Hidden Keys to Rapidly Burning Stubborn Fat

By: Faisal Khetani

You're about to learn three "power tips" for burning fat that fitness models, athletes, & high profile personal trainers use to bring out those sexy abs, arms, & thighs in no time...

Honestly, I'm a little sick and tired of hearing the same old "top ten fat loss tips" circulating in magazines and on websites...

You're smart enough to realize that regular exercise and dieting will help you lose fat, but you're looking for better advice, something powerful yet easy to follow. The following tips offer the solution you've been looking for:

Tip 1:
Replace breads, pastas, & rice with fruits and vegetables. No, this is not the atkins diet, because you are not avoiding carbs, you're just replacing the "types" of carbs you eat.

Fruits and vegetables provide a very fast burning source of carbohydrates, which means that they are used up by your body for energy rather than being stored and converted to fat.

Basically, by eating fruits and vegetables, you'll have a lot of energy throughout the day...

Conventional sources of carbs, such as breads, rice, & pasta, are notoriously slow burning sources of carbs, and eventually convert to fat if not fully utilized for energy.

Additionally, most breads and pasta are highly processed and un-nutritious, so its not a good idea to consume them for proper nutrition reasons anyways.

Lastly, fruits and vegetables are 70-80% water, which means that by eating them you'll stay properly hydrated throughout the day. Also, they are high in fiber and enzymes, so consuming them throughout the day literally causes the fat to "melt away".

As a general rule, eat at least 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day! Whenever you have a craving for something sweet, grab a fruit! Don't underestimate the power of this tip, it is one of the well-kept secrets of fitness models, bodybuilders, and celebrities worldwide.

Tip 2:
Drink at least 16 glasses of PURIFIED water a day.

The truth is, 8 glasses is okay for the average person, but if you want to burn fat as quickly as possible, 16 glasses will get the job done.

Water helps to supercharge your cells, flush out harmful toxins, and boost your metabolism.

Consuming a lot of water makes it hard for the fat to "stick" to your body. However, this doesn't mean that you can pig out and expect the water to flush away all the fat.

Additionally, by drinking 16 glasses of water a day, you most likely won't have a need for coffee, since your energy and concentration levels will rise.

Be careful, because tap water is not a good choice. Ideally, you want to drink purified water, either through a commercial filter or boiled. Your very best bet, by far, is natural spring water, since it has the balance of minerals that mother-nature has perfected.

Boxers and athletes drink tons of water a few weeks before "game time", to get as lean as possible...

Tip 3:
Do 20 Minutes of Light Resistance Training Before Your Cardio...

If you want to burn up to 200% more fat during you aerobic or cardio workout routine, then you must do a light session of weight lifting or resistance training for about 20 minutes.

Your body does not burn fat for the first 20 minutes of any exercise! Thats right, if you run for 20 minutes without doing any exercise before-hand, you will only be burning glycogen, not fat. Glycogen is the source of energy used by your muscles.

Basically, you have to elevate your heart rate for at least 20 minutes before your body starts burning fat...

The best way to elevate your heart rate and kick-start your metabolism is to do light resistance training for about 20 minutes before your cardio routine. What this does is two things:

1) You break that 20 minute "plateau" your body needs to start burning fat.
2) You raise your metabolism 100-200%, which means that while you do your cardio/aerobic routine, you'll literally burn up to twice more fat.

Resistance, or weight training boosts your metabolism like no other form of exercise, often for a period of 24 hours or more. So, your body will burn fat even while you sleep, as your muscles recover overnight.

Now you know why all those successful "aerobic videos" usually make you use resistance bands or small dumbbells as part of the workout routines.

You can use resistance bands, free weights, or machines. Keep in mind that you must do "light" resistance training so you still have plenty of energy to run or do cardio.

To see fast results from your workout routines, definitely follow this strategy for maximum fat loss.

Okay, so lets summarize the three "power tips" for rapid fat loss:

1) Replace breads, pasta, & vegetables with fruits and vegetables
2) Drink 16 glasses of purified water or spring water a day
3) Do 20 minutes of light weight lifting (resistance training) before your cardio routine

The only thing left now is for you to go out and "get em' tiger". These specific strategies will drop the pant sizes and bring out the curves faster than you can buy a new wardrobe.


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Using Antibiotics May Put You At Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes



Antibiotic use may have a very dangerous side effect, a new study suggests. According to a report published in the Journal of Clinical Endrocrinology & Metabolism, antibiotics gradually increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

When you consider the importance of antibiotic drugs for preventing infection, and the dangers that continued use of such drugs could pose your body, the following article is definitely a must read.

Danish research scientists at the University of Coppenhagen made the startling conclusion when investigating the effects that antibiotic use would have on development of Type 2 diabetes.

The scientists, led by Kristian Hallunbaek Mikkelson from the Center for Diabetes Research at Gentofte Hospital, were working from knowledge that gastrointestinal bacteria play an influential role in nutrient metabolism.

Thus they selected 5.6 million Danish residents from Danish government databases, and used this information to track patients' antibiotic use from 1 January 2000 through 31 December 2012.

By the time the nationwide case control study concluded in 2012, the researchers had identified 170,504 patients with Type 2 diabetes whom were matched to 1,364,008 control patients who did not have Type 2 diabetes.

The Danish researcher team found that people who took antibiotic medications were at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes than people who did not take such medication.

The observed results could hold very profound implications for antibiotic use among people whom are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes; therefore, their findings shouldn't be taken lightly.

The scientists felt their results could interpreted in two ways: 1.) people with type 2 diabetes are especially prone to infections and thus require antibiotics, 2.) antibiotics increase Type 2 diabetes risk.

While there was evidence to support both interpretations, the fact that patients with increased exposure to antibiotics was observed 15 years before diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes index rate, the second interpretation is most plausible (i.e. that antibiotics increase Type 2 diabetes risk).

Mikkelson et al. believe intestinal bacteria affect nutrient metabolism. Animal models show that suppression of destruction of gut bacteria protects against weight gain. Antibiotics are known to effect glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity and lipid deposition - all of which contribute to Type 2 diabetes.

Regardless of whether people with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes are more susceptible to infection and thus more likely to take antibiotics or the use of such medications increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, it is quite obvious that we need to learn more about antibiotics and the effect these drugs have on human metabolism.

Mikkelson's team said as much, calling for future studies that will focus on the long-term effects of antibiotics on glucose and lipid metabolism and body weight gain.


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Article Reference

Mikkelsen KH, Knop FK, Frost M, Hallas J, & Pottegård A (2015). Use of Antibiotics and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Population-Based Case-Control Study. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism PMID: 26312581


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