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Nutrit Meal Replacement To Start Crowdsource Campaign

We are pleased to announce that Nutrit Meal Replacement is starting a Crowdtilt Campaign for its initial production run.

On the heals of the successful campaign for Soylent, Nutrit promises a meal replacement product that has been totally reimagined. Nutrit provides a complete days nutrition while helping a person avoid processed ingredients, soy, wheat, dairy, GMOs, and Dairy. Nutrit is made up of organic proteins and fats, flavored with organic cocoa. Nutrit costs less than fast food, is easier to make than instant noodles, and tastes similar to chocolate milk.

Meal replacement as an idea is a sound one. In a fast paced society, its hard to avoid problem ingredients and at the same time get the nutrition one requires to stay healthy. Its all too easy, in a pinch, to reach for something in a vending machine or fall back on take out food. To date, meal replacement products and protein concoctions offer an unmeasured nutrient value, and mostly contain ingredients that can cause inflammation. Nutrit has solved those problems by being an easy mix powder, that offers an organic, non-GMO ingredient list that mirrors RDA requirements.

Nutrits Crowdtilt campaign is primarily being undertaken to provide funds to meet our vendors initial minimum order quantities. The merits of this product stand on there own, and we feel it is important to get it out there. Nutrit can help the average person avoid problem ingredients, and control calorie intake, all while getting more complete nutrition than is afforded by a standard diet.

Find out more at our site; www.nutritmr.com and get involved at:https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/nutrit.
Only with your help can we bring this truly novel product to market and the world.

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Paul Wolos
paul.wolos@nutritmr.com

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Want Vibrant Wellness? Free talk by Encinitas physician December 4th

Dr. Diana Hoppe, Encinitas Ob/Gyn physician, is giving a free talk at the Kaila Beauty Bar and Med Spa in Encinitas on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

If living a vibrant life is on your to-do list, you’ll want to learn what this well-known physician has to say about your taking charge of maintaining good health. While we are living in a “toxic soup,” Dr. Hoppe, who is an integrative physician, believes that healthy aging is attainable.

Dr. Hoppe will talk about how to support the body’s ability to cleans toxins so cells can be nourished using positive thinking, exercise, healthy foods, and valuable supplements. Dr. Hoppe says, “It is my sincere desire to help individuals feel, live and perform their very best.”

A highly respected clinical researcher and popular public speaker, Dr. Hoppe earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, where she also completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology.

Dr. Hoppe is a distinguished physician who has practiced integrative medicine in Encinitas since 1989. Among her many accomplishments, she wrote a book called “Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You,” writes a weekly newsletter and blog, spoke on the Dr. Oz Show, and San Diego Living Show (www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1NCazPmriI (Preview)). She is hosting a seminar with four other doctors called “Vibrantly You” on Jan. 18, 2014. Her website is www.DrDianaHoppe.com

Dr. Hoppe will discuss the hormonal aspects of stress and toxins, and why they make us sick, tired and fat. Focusing on how to de-toxify and help the body to reach optimal health and weight, she will suggest the use of simple core supplementation to support and nourish our inner environment so the body can start to heal itself.

As a physician who is known for wanting to empower her clients to take responsibility for their wellness, after a great deal of investigation, Dr. Hoppe decided to work with the company called Orenda International. Dr. Hoppe found that Orenda is a highly ethical company, endorsed by other reputable doctors. In her research, Dr. Hoppe found that Orenda International uses a paradigm shift called “Awaken, Cleanse and Feed” that supports healthful aging.

Having offered herself as a “guinea pig” to try the new Orenda “Clean Burn Shape” program for effective weight loss, Dr. Hoppe found she could actually shed—without difficulty–17 pounds that she previously failed to get rid of no matter how many different programs she tried to adhere to and found to be unsuccessful. “It is so rewarding to be able to slender down and wear clothes that have been too small for a number of years—especially with the added benefit of having more energy!”

Dr. Hoppe says, “We have the honor of having George Hall, one of the co-founding brothers of Orenda International, join us for the evening.” Hall will share his insights about how to maintain optimal health and will be available to answer questions about the products and the company. Dr. Hoppe adds, “George is not only full of information and positivity—but he makes difficult information easy to understand using his keen sense of humor to keep us entertained while learning.”

The public is cordially invited to attend this 90 minute talk to learn how stress and toxins can impact health and the aging process. Question and answers will follow. Learn how Dr. Hoppe addresses the toxic overload we are all being subjected to, no matter how pure we try to be.

The Orenda website is available for perusal. For those interested in learning about the products or the “People Lifting People” philosophy of the Orenda International company, see “Addressing the Host” and other videos at www.ThisIsOrenda.com/DrDianaHoppe

This talk is free and the general public is welcome. Doctors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and other health professionals who are interested in helping their clients improve their health, cleans their bodies and/or lose weight are specifically invited to attend. To inquire about Dr. Hoppe’s “Vibrantly You” January seminar or RSVP for this free talk call Dr. Hoppe’s office: (760) 635-5600. The location of the Dec. 4 event, the Kaila Beauty Bar and Med Spa, is 282 N El Camino Real Suite D, Encinitas CA 92024. The phone number is (760) 944-4206.

Orenda healthy chocolate, tasty shake, and high anti-oxidant aronia berry juice will be offered to sample at the Wednesday night talk.

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Save Money on the Cost of a Brand New Bike in Time for National Bike Week 2013

As the nation gears up for National Bike Week 2013, leading health cash plan provider UK Healthcare offers discounts for policy holders on the cost of a brand new bike.

As National Bike Week returns for another year, a leading health cash plan provider UK Healthcare, is reminding policy holders that they can save money on the cost of a brand new bike thanks to their plan.

National Bike Week 2013 runs from Saturday 15 June until Sunday 23 June, with cycling events taking place throughout the UK. From local authorities and community groups to charities and cycling groups, bike fans up and down the country will take part fun cycles, city rides, heritage cycles, bike races and much more. There is an event for everybody young and old, and all are encouraged to get involved with a local event and rediscover the love of cycling.

Whether commuting or enjoying a weekend trip, cycling is a fantastic way to get some exercise and enjoy some fresh air.

In addition to providing comprehensive personal and corporate health cash plans, UK Healthcare champion a healthy active lifestyle, and policy holders can take advantage of a range of special offers, which includes discounts off a selected range of brand new bikes from Halfords.

With personal and corporate health cash plans from UK Healthcare, policy holders can claim back the cash spent on a wide range of medical services from dental checkups and eye tests to hospital stays, health screenings and much more. Cover is available from as little as 28p per day and 100% cash back is available on a wide variety of treatments and prescriptions up to generous policy limits.

For more information about the many benefits of a personal or corporate health cash plan, or the special offers available to the policy holder, visit the official UK Healthcare website today.

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Garcinia Cambogia Select – The Best Weight Loss Supplement Now Available Online with 50% Discount Offer + 3 Free Premium Bonuses

Garcinia Cambogia is brand new natural weight loss method recently discovered and proved as best fat buster supplement. Doctors featured this new method as most exciting breakthrough in weight loss. Garcinia Cambogia, is a fruit commonly grows in south Asia. This fruit has been used for different health purposes for several years. This made Doctors and other health researchers to waste their efforts and reveal the health beneficial properties of this natural product. It has been long recommending different natural alternatives for weight loss. Recently “The Oz show” Dr. Julie Chen discussed about the weight loss properties of the dual action formula Garcinia Cambogia.

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Irregular eating habits may cause lots of health problems, one common problem is obesity. Every 8 out of 10 people get unwanted increase in body weight due to overeating. Health specialists have linked the overeating habit with some psychological issues. People in bad mood commonly eat more. This occurs due to the low level of serotonin, which is a hormone responsible for mood swings. Food is one way to trigger the release of serotonin and enhance the mood, but this emotional overeating leads to obesity. Researchers have been working to find out the weight loss properties of natural products. They found that Garcinia Cambogia triggers the release of serotonin, enhances the mood and keeps emotional over eaters away from consuming more food.

Dr. Julie Chen explained the way Garcinia Cambogia Extracts works. The dual action formula fights against the fat by blocking the fat cells formation and suppressing the bad appetite for food. HCA (Hydroxycitric acid) is the compound which makes this natural product highly effective against excess fat. As the main ingredient of Garcinia Cambogia, HCA changes the way liver converts sugar into fat. It makes the liver convert sugar directly into energy rather than converting it into fat. In this way, it blocks the fat formation process in the body. The excess fat stored in the
body is burned effectively by supercharging the metabolic activity. By suppressing appetite, it eliminates all bad food cravings and develops a healthy eating habit.

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New Research Shows Camu Camu Superfruit Improves Obesity Biomarkers

An. Acad. Bras.Cienc. confirmed that Camu-camu was able to improve the biochemical markers of obesity in rats.

Amazonian Camu-camu fruit (Myrciaria dubia) has attracted interest from food and cosmetics industries because of its rich content of vitamin C, flavonoids and anthocyanins. The goal of the study was to investigate the anti-obesity action of the ingestion of Camu-camu pulp in a rat model of diet-induced obesity – using Wistar rats with obesity induced by receiving diet ad libitum.

The rats were divided in two groups: an experimental group that ingested 25 mL/day of Camu-camu pulp (CCG) and a non-treated group (CG). After 12 weeks, the animals were tested. Blood, liver, heart, white adipose tissues were collected and weighed; biochemical and inflammatory profiles were examined as well.

Animals that received the pulp of Camu-camu had reduced fat in white adipose tissues and improved biochemical profiles of obesity including glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-c and insulin blood levels. There was also an increase in beneficial HDL-c levels. The research suggests there may be potential use for Camu-camu in the control of obesity and as a functional food.

According to Matakana SuperFoods founder Dr Kevin Glucina the link to obesity came as a surprise to him. “We originally introduced Camu Camu to our product range because it is nature’s number one source of vitamin C complex. We had no idea it had potential to influence other biomarkers associated with obesity. This new research is based on a rodent model so now we need to see a follow-up human trial. Clinical research revealing the benefits of SuperFoods is accelerating as public interest grows about which foods provide the best naturally integrated nutrients for health.

There is a large movement away from formulated vitamin supplements and toward Superfoods and wholefoods in general. If people realise they can get their family’s daily vitamin C requirements by adding a natural superfruit powder like Camu Camu to their daily smoothie, why would they choose to buy a synthetic vitamin C tablet that has been produced in China from corn starch? Sure, they both have vitamin C but the wholefood Camu Camu also contains a complex of co-factors, vitamins, minerals and health-supporting phytonutrients that are put together by nature to give you much more bang for your buck. Not only has our digestive system evolved with wholefoods, there are also many complex mechanisms in play in wholefoods. Camu Camu has approximately 120 different phytochemicals; just how all those phytochemicals interact for our benefit is a hot topic in scientific research. It is the synergistic interaction of the different compounds in Superfoods which may be responsible for throwing up surprising benefits like those seen in this study into Camu Camu and obesity. These complex natural substances and interactions from wholefoods and Superfoods just can’t be duplicated by chemists at this time.Personally, the only vitamin supplement I take is vitamin D3 in winter. For the rest, in most cases, I think we can get far better quality from good quality wholefood and Superfoods.

The results of the Camu Camu study are very exciting and certainly support the high amount of interest in this new superfruit. The key thing I am taking away from this research is the influence that Camu Camu had on all the obesity biomarkers like blood-sugar levels and cholesterol. Sure, the rats lost weight, but more importantly, all the biomarkers became more healthy and that’s what’s important. I am always skeptical about claims made for one food as a cure-all for weight loss. In my opinion, even though the research looks promising, you can’t just rely on one magic food like Camu Camu to save you from the obesity epidemic. Lifestyle changes, the timing of diet and exercise are the most important factors when it comes to obesity; combine that with key super-nutrients and you are heading in the right direction.

We have done a lot of work on obesity and Superfoods at Matakana – we already have a new low calorie, high-nutrient Super Shake formula with Camu Camu and other key Superfoods like chia seeds, sacha inchi protein powder, red raspberry, goji and maqui berry freeze-dried powders incorporated into it. The Super Shake is naturally sweetened with low G.I pure coconut sugar, and the delicious flavor is enhanced with pure freeze-dried blueberry, banana juice and mango powders. The Super Shake can be taken as a once-per-day meal replacement to aid weight managment or as a post-workout recharge and is a great way for families to get a wide range of natural super-nutrients for improved general health. It is a viable safe alternative to synthetic vitamins for the whole family and all the ingredients are naturally gluten, dairy, preservative, coloring and GMO free.”

Camu Camu can be purchased from Matakana SuperFoods in bulk powder or capsule form and is also incorporated into the Matakana SuperFoods “Top 10 SuperFoods Super Shake”.

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Holistic Health Breakthrough Can End Sickness Now

Holistic health and wellness expert Steve Carney has relaunched his health website, EndSicknessNow.com. The newly revamped site has also reached a milestone with its 75th article. The site’s mission is to help readers and clients reach optimum health and longevity, a mission inspired by Steve’s own battles with serious health and life obstacles.

“After a terrible childhood illness, I spent 20 years researching health, nutrition and disease prevention and treatment. I use a unique blend of consulting, support and encouragement to help each client achieve their health goals. Common health problems, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excess weight, pain and inflammation often improve in a few weeks. Client’s enjoy more energy, stamina, and better sleep,” Steve explained.

End Sickness Now is an expert source for optimum health and disease prevention. Steve provides the latest research and newest breakthrough methods for easy weight loss, preventing and treating health conditions, and improving mood. The site also helps to expose numerous nutrition, health and disease myths perpetrated by the medical industry and the media.

“The constant flow of myths and misinformation creates confusion. Decades of nutrition and medical myths have harmed people’s health, along with their chances to live a longer life,” Carney stated.

Steve is a Certified Nutrition and Fitness expert, and Professional Life Coach. For those who wish to take their first steps toward optimum health and wellness, contact Steve for more information about a free, 30-minute phone assessment.

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Heavenly Spa Set to Follow Up the Success of their ‘Colonic Irrigation’ YouTube Video with a New Video Promoting their London Spa

Having already found success with their ‘Colonic Irrigation London & Colonic Irrigation Information’ YouTube Video, Heavenly Spa are Soon to Launch a New Video Showing the Many Other Treatments that their Central London Spa Offers.

Nine months after their colonic irrigation video’s release on YouTube and over 8,000 views later, Heavenly Spa are in the later stages of production for a new video that showcases their spa and the many treatments that they offer. Their idyllic spa is located just a short two minute walk from Paddington Underground Station in London, tucked away in a quiet, discreet mews.

“We offer our clients the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation.” says Heavenly Spa owner Marlin Armstrong. “We are in such a great location what with Paddington being just two minutes away, but the lovely mews that we’re in allows our clients to be transported away from the hustle and bustle of London and into our calming retreat – we even have a dedicated relaxation room to allow our clients to unwind before and after their treatments.”

The spa and its fully trained beauty therapists are the leaders in colonic irrigation. “The spa is built on the ethos of “beauty starts from within” and our colonic treatment promotes complete well-being from the inside out” explains Marlin. Their treatment comes recommended by Elle Magazine who said their colonic hydrotherapy treatment was “A whole lot easier than previous experiences.”

Priding themselves on providing the client with the most discreet, unobtrusive and comfortable colonic irrigation possible, Heavenly Spa uses the most advanced and medically approved colonics system. “Once clients understand the process, they are able to relax and enjoy their colonic.” says Marlin.

Colonic hydrotherapy works by using warm, filtered water to loosen faecal matter and stimulate its release. “This process allows the bowel to hydrate, cleanse, detoxify and tone internally.” explains Marlin. “A colonic irrigation can result in reduced bloating and a stronger immune system. It can also be highly beneficial for those suffering with constipation and irritable bowel syndrome – though we do recommend a course of treatment if this is case.”

Their clients can either opt for a one off treatment, a course of treatments or colonic irrigation can form part of a bespoke well-being package, specifically designed to achieve clear, long lasting results for the client.

Heavenly Spa has many relaxation therapies and facilities, such as an exercise pool and gym, an infra red deep-heat absorption sauna and massage treatments. “Upon speaking with our clients and gauging what results they want, we can design a tailor-made treatment plan to get them to their goal and achieve long lasting results.” says Marlin.

With a new online video in the pipeline, Marlin hopes that viewers will be able to get a sense of their blissful spa. “Heavenly Spa is specially designed to amplify natural daylight and it is filled with purified air. Our colonic irrigation video does show our spa and its natural architecture and relaxing vibe. It has been such a success so we wanted to release another video that goes into more depth about the other treatments and therapies we offer here.”

To see their colonic irrigation video, follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-U9xGepDJ8 or visit their website at http://www.heavenlyspa.co.uk.

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Stretch Physio Launches New Online Yoga Photo Competition

The Chelmsford-based physiotherapy clinic has launched a brand new social media competition in conjunction with sister company The Hummingbird Centre.

The competition was inspired by a photo the team received via Twitter from Alison Fuller, who captured her foreign adventures on camera by striking a lotus pose while taking a break on the Bolivian Salt Flats in Uyuni. This beautifully striking picture captured the imagination of the owners of Stretch Physio and neighbour The Hummingbird Centre. The team is now asking for more travellers to get in touch with photos of themselves doing yoga or Pilates around the world.

The owner of each photo received will then be put into the draw to win an amazing prize with the company’s Directors. The prize includes a physiotherapy session with Ellie Searle, specialist physiotherapist and Director of Stretch and The Hummingbird Centre, a one-to-one Pilates session with Kellie Jones, Director of The Hummingbird Centre, experienced Pilates teacher and general Pilates and yoga guru, and an en vogue hot yoga class, which will be coming soon to the Centre.

Facebook fans have responded well to the launch of the competition and the team at Stretch and The Hummingbird Centre have received some stunning entries to date.

The two centres decided to launch a joint competition to better promote the wide range of classes and treatments offered at The Hummingbird Centre.

“Naturally, we wanted to use the contest to raise awareness of our business in the local area, but we also wanted to get our online audience more involved in what we do by incentivising them to share their imagery and experiences,” says Ellie Searle.

“Myself and my business partner Kellie both believe that a picture speaks a thousand words. We think that these beautiful photos encapsulate the soothing and calming effects that regular yoga or Pilates can have on an individual. We hope these images will inspire many of our followers to give yoga or Pilates a try at the Centre in order to fully understand why so many people consider these practices to be such an integral part of their overall health and wellbeing.”

Those interested in entering the contest are encouraged to visit The Hummingbird Centre’s Facebook page for entry details. The winner will be announced on 5th January 2014, but participants are encouraged to refer back to the company’s social media profiles for updates, special offers and future competitions.

Stretch Physiotherapy & Pilates is based at The Hummingbird Centre, a specialist Pilates and yoga centre in Chelmsford. Stretch Physiotherapy & Pilates offers a wide range of musculoskeletal physiotherapy expertise in their well equipped private clinic. In addition to offering physiotherapy, the team also offer massage treatments, acupuncture and one-to-one Pilates training. More information can be found at http://www.stretchphysio.co.ukand http://www.hummingbirdpilates.co.uk.

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In support of World Diabetes Day, Harvey Norman’s Connected Fitness team research reveals that 280 Australians develop diabetes every day

In support of World Diabetes Day (14 November), Harvey Norman’s Connected Fitness team carried out a detailed research project to uncover the extent of Australia’s type 2 diabetes problem. The worrying results indicate that an estimated 1.7 million Australians suffer from type 2 diabetes today, with up to half of these cases currently undiagnosed. Reports from The World Health Organisation indicate that the total number of diabetic Australians is expected to increase to 3.3 million by 2031, creating a healthcare timebomb for the country. An infographic to visually represent the results has been specially commissioned and can be found on the Harvey Norman website.

Diabetes can significantly impact the quality of life and life expectancy of its sufferers. Some of the potential health complications caused by the disease include kidney damage, heart disease and stroke, loss of vision, and foot ulcers leading to limb amputation. The long term impacts on the life of the sufferer, and on healthcare costs for the country, are significant. However, it is known that up to around 60% of cases of type 2 diabetescould be prevented.

Key steps that can be taken to help prevent the development of this killer disease include eating a healthy diet, cutting out tobacco, keeping alcohol consumption within sensible limits and taking regular exercise. Walking, running and cycling are all great forms of exercise that enable people to work at their own pace and can easily be carried out in the home using treadmills and exercise bikes. Harvey Norman’s Connected Fitness team are on hand to provide help and advice on suitable fitness equipment and tools that can make it easy for people to increase their levels of activity and monitor their progress.

Harvey Norman’s Daniel Hosford, says: “World Diabetes Day should be an important date in everyone’s diary. Harvey Norman understands the importance of following a healthy lifestyle in order to protect against this debilitating disease and we’d like to do our bit to support the aims of the day. Our Connected Fitness team are happy to help our customers find the right equipment to help them take part in a healthy level of exercise, and our range is also available to purchase online for those customers who don’t have a store nearby. ”

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Boots UK and Macmillan Cancer Support launch new role to help millions access cancer information

According to new research* almost a third of people affected by cancer felt that they had insufficient information and support outside of their healthcare team. Boots UK and Macmillan have specially trained over 500 Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists to help improve the lives of those affected by cancer**. They will be available in many Boots stores to help connect people to information and support in their local area.

The launch of the Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist is the first time that the role of a pharmacist has been extended to include this type of cancer information and support. It is estimated that 2 million people are currently living with or beyond cancer in the UK and this is anticipated to increase to 4 million by 2030***. As the demand for cancer health care is set to rise, the launch of this innovative pharmacy role aims to help the millions of people affected by cancer access the information and support they need, in an accessible and trusted environment.

Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of Macmillan, commented: “The Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists are the next stage in what is already a strong and sector-leading partnership that we both are extremely proud of. Macmillan and Boots UK believe that by sharing expertise and working together, we can reach even more of the millions of people affected by cancer than we are currently.”

The research also showed that nearly three quarters (74%) of people living with cancer felt that the information and support they received outside of their healthcare team made them better equipped to understand their cancer experience:
– 92% felt it had a positive impact on their emotional, physical or financial well being
– 51% felt able to understand more about their cancer and their experience of it
– 48% felt able to make decisions that were right for them

Alex Gourlay, Chief Executive of Health & Beauty Division, Alliance Boots, added:
“The introduction of the Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist means that for the millions of customers that visit Boots pharmacies across the country, they can access increased cancer information and support. The findings from this research highlight just how important accessing the right information at the right time can be for people affected by cancer and the role it can play in helping them to manage their condition.”

Visit www.boots.com/cancer to find your nearest Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist. For cancer support contact Macmillan on 0808 808 0000 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk.

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Using Psychology to Lose Weight – Because Dieting and Exercise Alone Don’t Work

MariasLastDiet.com, the website for women who want to lose weight, issued a  white paper today about using psychology to lose weight. The author, Kenneth Schwarz PhD, a psychologist and psychoanalyst and co-founder of MariasLastDiet.com, wrote the paper because of the continuing high rate of weight-loss failure with the current standard formula, Diet + Exercise = Weight Loss.

Dr. Schwarz argues the case for using psychology to lose weight by amending the formula to read, Weight Loss = Dieting + Exercise + Using Psychology, where using psychology is really two factors, adherence and personal change.

Adherence, which research shows is the single-best determiner of weight loss, is sticking to it—the diet or weight-loss program. Adherence is not only sticking to your food plan, though, it is also sticking to what will help you make the necessary personal changes.

Losing weight, especially for women, is never just about the food. It is always about a woman’s psychology as well. Personal change has to do with altering old patterns of behavior and replacing these patterns with new behaviors that are more conducive to successful weight loss.

Dieting and weight loss as they are currently practiced require a lot of self-control and willpower. The use of so much willpower and self-control makes the weight-loss process terribly arduous and ripe for failure. To address this, Dr. Schwarz added another goal to the primary goal of losing unwanted weight, that of using the least possible amount of self-control and willpower to effect change.

Once the goal of making the weight-loss process much less dependent on willpower and self-control is set, what remains is to show how to implement this goal. Dr. Schwarz takes traditional weight-loss issues and, using the principles and practices of psychology, illustrates how to successfully resolve these issues more automatically, and without the need for such self-defeating effort.

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BootsWebMD.com launches Baby Personality Quiz

BootsWebMD.com has launched a new, online Baby Personality Quiz which highlights several key traits to look out for when analysing a baby’s temperament.

With the help of the Baby Personality Quiz* on the BootsWebMD.com Children and Parenting Health Centre, users can identify their baby’s personality by answering a series of simple questions about their behaviour. The results of the quiz can then be analysed to identify their behaviour patterns. Essential information about the best approach in managing a child’s behaviour habits can also be found, with a simple step-by-step guide to keeping in sync with the baby. It could even help users to work in tandem with their child’s temperament and personality to make life easier for both parent and child.

Whether the child is feisty or easy-going, the answer to identifying its personality and behaviour patterns lies in a number of key areas. According to paediatrician Dr William Carey, author of ‘Understanding Your Child’s Temperament’, these include:

Activity/energy level – if the child has high or low energy levels, parents need to look for ways to keep them moving at a pace that’s comfortable for them Approach to newness – a naturally hesitant or shy baby will need extra reassurance and patience to overcome their shyness.

Intensity – if a baby is laid back, they can get lost in the shuffle of family life and vice versa. If the baby is intense they must be taught to deal with the curves of life

Sensitivity – if a baby has high sensitivity to lights, noise or texture, parents must be patient and look for ways to avoid sensory overload such as the lighting and the type of clothes the baby wears.

Regularity – if everything is unpredictable, potty, naps, moods, parents have to let go of their controlling ways and loosen up. Conversely, if a baby likes structure, parents might have to adhere to the schedule they crave

Persistence – puzzles are great tools to lengthen attention span, along with a daily dose of bedtime reading.

Overall mood – parents should take the time to observe their baby’s daily patterns and what makes them smile for a happier baby.

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Using Psychology to Lose Weight

Dr. Kenneth Schwarz, co-author of the series, Weight-Loss Books for Women — Using Psychology to Lose Weight, will appear on The Mary Jones Show on Monday, August 20, 2012. The show is from noon to 2 p.m., and can be heard on WDRC-AM 1360 Hartford, WSNG-AM 610 Torrington, WMMW-AM 1470 Meriden, and WWCO-AM 1240 Waterbury.

Dr. Schwarz will be interviewed by Mary Jones about the 7 self-help, how-to books that he wrote with his wife, the writer Julie North Schwarz. The books are all about using psychology to lose weight. This  Symmetry Press series of books shows that psychology is what is missing from the usual formula, weight loss = dieting + exercise. The missing psychology, according to Dr. Schwarz, has to do with adherence and personal change. In other words, if you don’t stick to it, it won’t work; and in order to accomplish permanent weight loss, you have to change your old ways and develop new ways.

The Using Psychology to Lose Weight series illustrates how to use psychology to lose weight by taking traditional weight-loss issues and showing women how to use psychology to maneuver through them.

The first book in the series is a novel of passionate weight loss. It is called Breaking Up With Food: Maria’s Last Diet. It delivers its self-help by taking the reader deep into a woman’s psychology.

The 3-volumes of Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose are handy advice manuals to use for each phase of the weight-loss process. They show a woman how to make the personal changes needed for each weight-loss phase.

Volume 1. Psych Yourself to Start supplies what you need to get going—inspiration, understanding, and how-to’s.

Volume 2. Psych Yourself to Stick to It gives you ideas, strategies, encouragement, and more so you can do what it takes to adhere to your weight-loss regimen—all the way to goal.

Volume 3. Psych Yourself to Keep It Off helps you see what you have to do to maintain your lost weight, and it explains how to go about doing it.

Stop Your Emotional Eating lays the groundwork for seeing emotional eating for what it is. It gives a compendium of emotional eating ideas, ways to think more fully and clearly about emotional eating. Stop Your Emotional Eating, of course, also tells how to stop your emotional eating, with strategies to use for all the different aspects of emotional eating.

To solve the problems that wreck a woman’s weight-loss attempts, there is Diet Tuffy: The Fun Way to Seriously Lose Weight. This workbook helps you target your toughest dieting and weight loss problem, come up with a brand new solution, and make an ingenious plan to put the new solution into action. With Diet Tuffy, a woman can square off against lack of willpower, low self-confidence, feeling deprived, too much stress, and any other weight-loss foe.

The most recent book in the series is How to Break the First Big Rule of Women Who Stay Fat. This book is a personal guide to breaking one of the rules in a woman’s life that has been working to keep her fat. With the help of the strategies in this book a woman will be able to break the first big rule and handle those moments when she feels all her power slip away and she plunges right into food.

Dr. Schwarz will be available after his interview on The Mary Jones Show to answer questions at hi@mariaslastdiet.com. More on using psychology to lose weight can be found on Dr. Schwarz’s blogsite  www.mariaslastdiet.com.

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Weight-Loss Books for Women

Psychology is by far the most important self-help resource you can use for weight loss. Without psychology, diet and exercise don’t work.

There are plenty of self-help how-to’s when it comes to dieting and exercise. What’s needed are psychology self-help how-to’s. The Symmetry Press series, Weight-Loss Books for Women ~ Using Psychology to Lose Weight ~ gives you these psychology self-help how-to’s.

  • Breaking Up with Food: Maria’s Last Diet
  • Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose

    • Vol 1. Psych Yourself to Start
    • Vol 2. Psych Yourself to Stick to It
    • Vol 3. Psych Yourself to Keep It Off
  • Stop Your Emotional Eating
  • Diet Tuffy: The Fun Way to Seriously Lose weight
  • How to Break the First Big Rule of Women Who Stay Fat

by Kenneth Schwarz PhD & Julie North Schwarz

Just take a look at the statistics — 62% of women in the U.S. age 20 to 74 are overweight or obese. But on any given day 45% of women in the U.S. are trying to lose weight. Real weight-loss isn’t happening.

Using psychology to lose weight means getting yourself to do what it takes to lose your unwanted weight: Getting yourself to START, STICK TO IT, and then KEEP IT OFF for good. Using psychology to lose weight involves solving problems too. You’ve got to solve those problems that prevent you from losing weight — not enough willpower, hard-to-break habits, emotional eating, and any other personal weight-loss spoiler.

Dr. Kenneth Schwarz, speaking on behalf of Symmetry Press said: “Self-help isn’t really self-help unless someone else is also helping you. We’d like to be that someone.”

The Symmetry Press series, Weight-Loss Books for Women ~ Using Psychology to Lose Weight ~ is available in print and in e-book from online retailers like Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and others, and at your local bookstore.

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Smoking, Obesity And Lack Of Activity Named As Global Killers

Research published in leading medical journal The Lancet suggests that a lack of exercise can be as big a killer as obesity and smoking.

According to the study, approximately one third of adults do not do a healthy amount of exercise, and it is suggested that this could be causing 5.3 million deaths worldwide each year – the equivalent of one in ten deaths – from related illnesses such as breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Nutritionist Caron Leckie, who works for the UK’s largest provider of chef prepared meals and delivered diets, Diet Chef, comments: “In my experience the weather has a big impact on activity levels, certainly in the UK, and many people use it as an excuse to stay indoors and watch television, rather than getting out and about.

“In addition to this, thousands of our customers have jobs which see them sitting down at a desk for up to nine hours each day. It is logical that this sedentary lifestyle can be conducive to obesity.”

Ms Leckie also added that Diet Chef is “working hard to help people to lose weight with our calorie-controlled diet” and that as a company they are also “working closely with a personal trainer to offer advice and tips on how to move more, no matter what your age, weight or health status.”

It is recommended that adults should do a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week, this equates to just over 20 minutes per day.

According to a report by the BBC, “researchers said the problem was now so bad it should be treated as a pandemic”.

Ms Leckie’s top tips for motivation to exercise include:
1. Add An Activity
2. Try Something Different
3. Find a Positive Each Week
4. Take up a Hobby

Read her full list of tips on the Diet Chef blog.

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HappyFitMe Womens Health and Fitness Launches

HappyFitMe Women’s Health and Fitness, the fast and elegant online custom exercise and workout platform, today announced that it has launched its women’s fitness system to the general public.

With its mission of making women’s health and fitness about a sustainable focus on positive movement and happiness,  HappyFitMe.com goes beyond the traditional, fickle barometers of counting calories and inches. A first in the fitness industry, HappyFitMe offers a robust and simple interface allowing women to improve from wherever they are at in their fitness journey and provides inspiration, structure and fun in exercise.

HappyFitMe’s download-free interface lets users workout online from anywhere, and the platform is entirely free of the advertisements that plague other freemium workout solutions.

“HappyFitMe is the one place where everything you need for exercise to be fun and inspirational is tied together beautifully — fun custom workout routines, both step by step and video workouts, tracking and sharing with friends, computer and smart phone accessible – all in perfect harmony,” said Amber Taves, a subscriber to HappyFitMe. “The fact that I have access to a personal trainer as well is icing on the cake.”

HappyFitMe leverages the cloud to support its workout systems, and it’s this advantage that lets them offer a professional grade solution for nearly free.

HappyFitMe’s Key Benefits

  • Fun custom workout routines –  Matched to your ability, no equipment needed. Fresh Video and step by step workout routines.
  • Fitness for your schedule –  All the benefits of exercise to custom fit the time you have.
  • Share with Friends – Achieve goals –  Friends cheer you on, connect through Facebook & Twitter.
  • Personal Trainer –  Your Fitness Coach for support, advice or inspiration!
  • Online Workouts from anywhere –  No software, use any computer or smartphone.

“The big online women’s fitness systems known to most of us are old and tired, crowded by ads and pretend to be experts in everything from recipes to nutrition to exercise, while those offered by new startups don’t have the polish, reliability or features busy women need,” said Tammy Andreotti, president and co-founder, HappyFitMe. “We wanted to offer the most robust yet easy-to-use web fitness solution in the market without the headaches or the unwanted advertisements. Women just love it!”

How to Register for HappyFitMe
HappyFitMe is a fast and simple health and fitness platform made for women at any fitness level, free of charge for 30 days. It takes less than 60 seconds to sign up for an account and you can be starting your workout routines and sharing your fitness journey with friends and family in minutes. Register for a free HappyFitMe trial account at http://www.happyfitme.com/free-fitness-trial/

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A First of its kind Yoga and usability website, Yoga-and-Pranayama.com was launched last week

A First of its kind Yoga and usability website, Yoga-and-Pranayama.com was launched last week. The website aims to be a one-stop online resource for all modern day Yoga needs. It seeks to bridge the gap between the classical approach to Yoga and today’s necessities.

Here you will find your nearly every Yoga need covered. This includes several painstakingly written detailed articles, Yoga learning / demonstration videos, e-books, free mini ecourses, Yoga holiday retreat vacations, Yoga classes, Yoga teachers among several other unique documentation.

Topics covered cover the lifecycle of Yoga and its benefits on life, as we know it! The website encourages the reader to make Yoga not just a way of life but life itself ! Every piece of information on the site has a story behind it and one, hopefully your life will be enriched by. The written word is well researched and the videos are chosen with care. The website offerings does not promote any particular form of Yoga or beliefs that have religious bearings. The website is secular, all welcoming and most importantly research and fact based.

Also the website is not a monologue. It is designed to be interactive and changes according to the users’ needs. One of the unique features is real time information and not just some fuddy-duddy stuff you thought you read somewhere else! Content on the website is easy to read, simple and speaks to, as friends do.

In addition to being a Yoga related site, it also encourages practical listen and learn sessions. You can register for in-retreat Yoga workshops and programs conducted in the sunny state of Goa, India. The team at www.yoga-and-pranayama.com are young and sophisticated. They understand the need for the ‘simple’ luxuries, yet are sensitive to the health, spirituality and well being imperative. Their workshops can create a pleasant cocktail of Yoga and everything Goan – food, hospitality, sand, surf, sun and love ! They combine the “fun in the sun” experience with Yoga’s spirituality, peace and all the calmness that comes with it to help create some of the most memorable moments of ones lifetime !

The website is not a static page – it lives, breathes and evolves with you. You are encouraged to visit, stop a while, browse, read, watch and most important talk to then. Tell them stories about where you’ve been to what yoga means to you. You are just a click away from Yoga nirvana.

They look forward to your little notes on your true Yoga experience …

Follow them on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#%21/YYogaPranayama),
FaceBook (Facebook.com/learnYogaPranayama),
Google+ (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/115536434311094493127/),

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BootsWebMD.com Reveals New Research Into Brits’ Summer Fitness Regimes

BootsWebMD.com has revealed new research showing that Brits are going for gold as they gear up for a summer of sport. However, the research also showed that many are sustaining unnecessary workout-related injuries.

Over half of survey respondents (53%) said they have started a new fitness regime in 2012, with the main motivation among those who have done so being to keep fit rather than lose weight.

Their good intentions are making them feel less stressed (44%) and more confident (31%), yet nearly one in five (16%) has sustained an injury. As well as bruises, the most common injuries are ankle or wrist sprains (26%), shin splints (23%), pulling a muscle (23%) and hamstring injuries (19%).

Over one third (39%) from the survey of 2,000 people who said they have started a new fitness routine in 2012 look online for fitness information. In fact, among the top ten search terms on BootsWebMD.com’s fitness centre are ‘hamstrings’ and ‘shin splints’, reflecting the common injuries identified in the research.

Richard Callender, fitness instructor and TV trainer from ITV’s ‘The Biggest Loser’, said: “It’s really encouraging to see so many people getting more active in 2012. Everyone has different motivations for exercising, whether it’s to keep fit, lose weight, de-stress or just to have fun and socialise with friends and family, but it’s vital they all know how to exercise safely.”

The research shows that for people to continue this positive step, stay healthy and prepare for a summer of sport, they need to be taking greater care when exercising. Over a quarter (27%) of people surveyed admit they do not feel confident they are exercising in a correct and safe way/ Reasons for injury include not following instructions properly (28%), exercising too strenuously (34%) or not being offered proper inductions (23%). A third (33%) of the injuries has led to a long-term health problem.

Dr Rob Hicks, GP and BootsWebMD.com contributor, said: “Exercising is one of the best ways for people to stay fit and healthy, and it’s important that people look after themselves and follow the correct instructions when they exercise and know what level of exercise they should be adopting. There are both short and long-term health consequences of not exercising safely and people should ensure they feel comfortable with what they are doing before they start.”

Further findings from the research showed that more women (54%) than men (52%) have taken up a new fitness routine in 2012. The age group most likely to have started a fitness routine this year is those between 18-24 (64%).

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Symmetry Press Introduces Its Newest Weight-Loss Book For Women In The Using Psychology To Lose Weight Series

Stop Your Emotional Eating is all about helping you put a stop to a well-integrated habit, a mindset, and behaviors that have been keeping you overweight. The material in this book gives you ways to stop your emotional eating, and start afresh.

Because breaking the habit of emotional eating is such a hard thing to do, we wrote this book to say to you, “C’mon let’s do this together.” (ISBN
9780985130008)

Other books in the series —

Psych Your Diet Vol 1 Psych Yourself to Start
Psych Your Diet Vol 2 Psych Yourself to Stick to It
Psych Your Diet Vol 3 Psych Yourself to Keep It Off
…handy advice manuals to use everyday

Breaking Up With Food: Maria’s Last Diet
…a novel of passionate weight loss. Self-help through a psychological milieu

Contact Details: Symmetry Press LLC

239 Dorothy Drive
Torrington Connecticut USA 06790
www.symmetrypress.com
hi@symmetrypress.com

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Readers Of The Co-Operative Magazine Don’t See Results Of ‘Beauty Sleep’

In a recent poll put to readers of The Co-operative Magazine, 70 per cent of people feel that they don’t see the results of ‘beauty sleep’.

The poll – which asked “Do you think you get enough beauty sleep?”- found that of the 215 people questioned, 70 per cent said ‘It doesn’t look like it’, 18 per cent answered ‘Clearly I do’, and 12 per cent replied ‘I won’t be the judge’.

The Co-operative Magazine sets up regular polls to find out what its readers feel about themselves and their lifestyles. Other recent polls have been based on whether or not people find housework therapeutic, if people would like to live abroad and whether or not people like to bake at home. Readers can answer such polls online at www.co-operative.coop/magazine

As well as taking part in regular polls, readers can find out what’s in season, browse healthy recipes online and healthy eating tips, get tips on how to get fit and much more! November’s issue is online now and includes great features such as a guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe and top tips for buying winter boots for kids.

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