• Man Boobs to Metabolic Syndrome–Muscle loss

    Testosterone and Muscle loss in men.

     

    Ninety-eight percent failure rate!  Who would initiate something that had a 98% failure rate; let alone, repeat the failure over and over again?  It sounds sadistic.  It is the definition of insanity. But, that is exactly what Americans do with weight loss.  With such a low success rate in the weight loss industry, one might conclude that there is little $$ value in the weight loss industry.  That assumption would be wrong.  According to the 2014 status of US market on the weight loss industry, the value of the weight loss industry was valued at $60.8 billion.   That is $60.8 billion for a success rate of 2%.  That makes the government look like a well-oiled, efficient machine—not!

     

    Why do 98% of weight loss programs fail?

     

    Do weight loss programs fail to help people lose weight?

     

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    Man Boobs to Metabolic Syndrome–Obesity

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    The number 1 visual of the poor health epidemic in the US and the world is the ever growing numbers of overweight and obese people.  According to the CDC, it is estimated that over 1/3 of American adults are obese.  That equals 34.9% of American adults.  In actual numbers, that 34.9% equals 78.6 million adults.  Add in those that are overweight and the percentage of those that are either overweight or obese increases to 69% or 154.7 million adults.  That leaves a staggering 31% of Americans that are normal weight.

     

    The distinction of the highest increasing prevalence of obesity is found in women over the age of 60.  But that is in adults in the here and now.  What of America’s future?  Is the future bright or bleak?   The younger generations hold the future of America and its Health in its hands.   According to the CDC, the future looks bleek and very big:

     

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  • Living Healthy is easy! Grow Microgreens

    Living Healthy is easy!

     

     

    Living Healthy is easy–I promise.  Living Healthy just requires rethinking and a little planning.  We have been raised in and taught to live in a Disease world for so long that we have forgotten how to live Healthy.  Disease living has become the new normal.  It is as if we are simply a commodity to feed an industry based on Disease.  Healthy living is not difficult, it just requires a change of habits—a new way of thinking—a first step.

     

     

    Lifestyle transitions require small steps.  Today is the first small step—growing Microgreens at home.

     

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  • Testosterone Quagmire

    “Men are from Mars and women are from Venus”

    —John Gray PhD

     

    Women and men are very different.  The concept seems fairly easy to grasp.  Most get it.  It seems obvious.  Even the science supports it.  However, this point seems to escape most in Medicine today.

     

    The perfect example of this biochemical difference is found in Testosterone.  The effects and risks of Testosterone in women stand in stark contrast to men.   Low Testosterone is associated with an increased cardiovascular disease risk in men.  Yet, elevated Testosterone is associated with an increased cardiovascular disease risk in women.  A recent publication highlights the different Testosterone picture in women with obesity and Metabolic Syndrome (elevated Testosterone) and men with obesity and Metabolic Syndrome (low Testosterone).

     

    Join Nan Sprouse as she discusses the quagmire of Testosterone in women in her latest video blog.  No opinion here, just science.

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  • Keep on Track with your Health–Simple Nutrition

     

    Keeping On Track With Your Health- It Really Can Be Simple.      

     

    January, February, March have passed by and we are now moving into April.  So, how is your health?  How are your new year resolutions to improve your Health going?

     

    By this time each year, many have fizzled in their efforts to improve their Health (whether it is to eat healthy, exercise, lose weight or just stay fit).  Healthy nutrition seems to be extremely difficult with convenient (food that is quick and lacks nutritional value) and tempting foods so easily accessible.  Living in Knoxville, with so many eateries, it seems so easy to pick up fast food, or eat at a quick line restaurant or even a sit down restaurants.

     

    At what cost?

     

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  • Seasons of Farragut ~ Clinic

    Balance your body. Balance your life. It’s more than just a couple of phrases. Seasons of Farragut is a wellness center with a refreshingly different approach toward health and wellness. Why the focus on health and wellness these days? At Seasons we believe that wellness is the body’s natural state, and giving your body the support it needs is the key to a vibrant and healthy life.


    Seasons blends state-of-the-art testing and medical knowledge to design an individualized treatment program for each patient. Using saliva, blood and GI tests, actual levels of hormones, vitamins, amino acids, toxins, bacteria, and more can be determined. Identifying and addressing food and chemical sensitivities can dramatically improve complaints of weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, joint pain, headache, IBS and more.

    Click here to learn more