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The CORSET DIET: Yes or No? Is Waist Training a Good Idea?

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/corset-diet

#Corset Diet, yes or no?

Also called “waist training” has hit mainstream and the Hollywood crowd over the last few years. For centuries women were FORCED to “widdle their middle” into these tight, restrictive and unbearable contraptions. Now, celebs like the Kardashians and Jessica Alba swear by these “devices”. Jessica Alba stated she wore hers day and night for 3 months after giving birth and credits wearing this contraption for her weight loss.

Do you lose weight with a corset? Well, science says NO WAY. I have worn one of these, and actually have it in my closet. It is great to help you nip and tuck away what you are trying to hide, but can become quite disappointing when you squeeze yourself into a sausage and find your “excess” spills over the top… not a pretty look ladies!

Next, these things are painful! It hurts to have a contraption wrapped around you so tightly you can barely sit down. The more expensive ones have metal boning in them that keeps everything pretty upright, which isn’t all bad for sitting at a desk all day because it definitely improves your posture. I found I had difficulty breathing in it. The tighter you cinch the corset the more you constrict your diaphragm, so don’t even think about working out in it… that can be dangerous because it restricts you from taking a full breath.

Oh, one theory on weight loss is because everything is slammed together in your gut you eat less and aren’t as hungry. Well, yes and no. You for sure can’t eat as much food because there is no room for it in there, but this can also cause acid refluxing because too much food may find it’s way back up into your esophagus and that simply is not pleasant. Be prepared to run to the bathroom more often, because when everything is squished together, it pushes your colon along a little more.

Finally, and this is the worst of all the things I experienced, it compresses your rib cage which can be dangerous. A slight turn in the wrong direction while contorted and compressed can result in a torn intercostal ligament (between ribs) which is excruciating and will result in weeks of missed gym days and many sleepless nights. If it gets REALLY bad, you can actually crack or break a rib, which sets you back even further. Why do I tell you this? Because I suffered torn intercostal 3 times and 2 cracked ribs in the several months I wore this contraption. Bottom line, though it looks like the next best thing since buttered bread, please think twice. Abs are not made in a waist trainer, they are made at the dinner table and at the end of your fork. Hard work, consistent exercise, plenty of sleep and rest and consistency and dedication is why creates that beautiful waist ladies!


Wisdom and Integrity…

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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WISDOM is knowing the right path to take… INTEGRITY is taking it.

When standing at the crossroads of life do you take the path less taken or do you follow the masses down the well trodden trail? I used to drag myself along with the others like a drone without purpose questioning if the status quo of being comfortable was good enough. Now, as I look back at my choices I realize that in this moment of uncomfortable uncertainty, I couldn’t be more confident in my endeavors. Always do the right thing. Take risks. Nothing worth having is easy to achieve. The reward will be beyond my wildest dreams. Push ahead. Never give up. Believe that the power is within you.


“The POISON was the CURE”: My Struggle with Toxic Mold Poisoning Podcast

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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https://goo.gl/TbRvh4

From the Food As Medicine Podcast, led by Dr. Anh, I bring you this informative interview. Here is a dose of what you get in this podcast:

After a lifetime of medical diagnoses and prescription drugs, Lori finally hit her low point in May, 2014. She had recently turned 40, and was severely depressed, had “brain fog,” was in menopause, had severe digestive issues, and had to take a 9-month medical leave from work. She simply could not function. Four months later she discovered black mold in her condo; THIS WAS THE SOURCE OF HER ILLNESS, which 14 doctors could not diagnose.

This toxic black mold (Stachybotrys) is common in desert areas (Lori lived in Palm Springs, CA), and sometimes starts to grow where leaks or floods have occurred. Lori discovered the mold growth where an A/C unit had leaked into the walls and ceilings.

So, what do you do about toxic black mold? Lori TOOK CONTROL AND TOOK ACTION! She recounts the following steps in her SUCCESSFUL detoxification process:

Immediate evacuation!
Professional air quality tests
Candida diet
Colon hydrotherapy
Infrared sauna treatments
Alkaline water
Vegan diet
High doses of supplements
High doses of fish oils
High doses of melatonin
Mindset adjustment
B-complex vitamin injections

Our conversation also covers ways to minimize detox reactions, the importance of healthy eating and quality supplements, and MUCH, MUCH MORE! Even if toxic mold isn’t making you sick, Lori’s advice and insight can help anyone learn to remove toxins and live a healthier lifestyle. Join us to learn more!


“Heal Yourself” From Toxic Mold Poisoning Podcast

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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http://www.nancymuellerglobal.com/podcasts/heal-yourself-beautiful-with-dr-lori-arnold

In October 2015, I was interviewed by Nancy Mueller on her Choices 4 Women Podcast. If you haven’t heard my story yet, you may want to take a listen. This is gives some great insights into how I “healed myself” back to health after being struck with a devastating “toxic mold poisoning”. You need to listen to find out more… #ToxicMoldPoisoning #MoldSurvivor #HealYourself #AskDrLori


FAITH It Until You Make It!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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“Faith it until you make it.”

I love this! You probably have had friends and mentors tell you to “fake it until you make it”. THIS is far more accurate statement. If you follow the path of FAITH, and believe that God or your higher power, has control of the situation, you leave the fear-based space. Fear prevents you from moving, it can paralyze you. Stay in faith, believe in the process, trust in your higher power, love the life you live, and WAIT for the amazing result! Patience is a virtue in life, have faith that your most amazing day is still on its way!