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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!


Genetic-Based Nutrition and Exercise Programs

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

 

What if you could pinpoint the perfect ‪nutrition‬ and ‪exercise‬ plan that was based on your individual ‪genetics‬? What if it was as simple as a quick saliva sample that you could send from ANYWHERE in the United States? Would YOU be excited if YOU could crack the code to achieve your OPTIMAL physical health and wellness? I know I am! I don’t just plug products, I am an actual “user” of my own services and have been using this program for the last month. By targeting my personalized DNA-based plan, I am able to notice a HUGE difference in energy levels and my health. It is time to get control of your health and I can help you! Email me today at DrLori@HealYourselfBeautiful to request your kit and begin your journey back to health!!


Epigenetic Bio-Resonance Hair Follicle Testing for Optimal Health

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

 

What exactly is the ‪‎Epigenetic‬ Bio-Resonance Hair Follicle Test? This unique hair test is a ROADMAP of what has been happening in your body for the last few months. You will learn YOUR deficiencies in vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidants. You will also learn if you have any hidden toxins in the form of bacteria, virus, mold, or fungus, or even heavy metals or chemicals. All from a few strands of hair!

 

Here is a very brief video explaining what I do and what you will get with your purchase!!!


Surgically-Assisted Bulimia? YES, This Is Real!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

Ok, so at first I thought this was a hoax.  I watched a video and laughed a bit at the ridiculousness of the whole thing.  Then I watched Stephen Colbert’s report on this device and realized most others thought this was just as crazy as I did!  I was beyond shocked when I watched the original newscast on a credible source a few weeks ago.  The FDA did indeed approve a device called the Aspire Assist.  This is not an Urban Legend and will not be discounted on SNOPES.  It is REAL!

The Aspire Assist is a weight loss device with the indication for weight loss to assist those who have difficulty losing weight with other means. Apparently this is the alternative to a gastric bypass without taking out a portion of the stomach or diverting digestion. It looks very much like assisted bulimia to me!

In order to reap the benefits of this device, it requires the surgical insertion of a tube through the abdominal wall directly into the stomach and is connected to a on/off valve that remains in place on your belly.  After you eat a meal, rather than throw it up, you go directly to the toilet and open the valve to spill the contents into the loo.  By doing this you divert the food from entering the intestines, therefore, limiting the absorption of your food.  The upside, you can eat whatever you want, enjoy the taste of the food, and then a few minutes later purge from your system!  Gross!

The surgical insertion of this tube has a whole host of issues related to this mechanism including the chance of horrible, maybe even life-threatening infections, increased surgical risks, and worst of all, surgically-induced nutrient depletions! If you divert your food into a tube instead of via the regular pathway, you lose all the valuable nutrients from your food and induce a malabsorption-type syndrome.

This device may plague you with a new host of issues, though you will be skinnier, now you will start seeing your HAIR FALL OUT, hypothyroidism, bowel issues and stagnancy from limited use, increased chance of bad bacteria overgrowth due to reduced stimulation of stomach acid and enzymes, increased chance of osteoporosis from not absorbing important bone building/strengthening nutrients, lack of vitamin D causing decreased immunity and increased infections, brain fog and depression from lack of nutrients that supply important vitamins and minerals for brain health…and I could go on and on.

My advice is simple, JUST SAY NO!  Find yourself a talented health coach and do this the right way.  There is no such thing as a quick fix and there always is an underlying issue related to any weight gain.


HYB I’m All Chopped-Up Salad

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

HYB Chopped Salad

 

I’m All Chopped-Up Salad

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan

 

Salad Ingredients:    All vegetables are organic, fresh and raw:

Red Cabbage

Carrots

French Green Beans

Asparagus

Yellow Squash

Zucchini

Snow Pea Pods

Radishes

Sweet Corn (cut off cob)

Cauliflower

Baby Broccoli

Celery

Butter Lettuce

Avocado

 

Dressing Ingredients:

½ cup Cold-Pressed Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

½ cup Tahini

½ tsp. Celtic Sea Salt

½ cup Almond Butter

½ tsp. Pepper

¼ cup Coconut Aminos

3 Tbsp. Erythritol or 3-4 packets Stevia

¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar

½ tsp. Garlic Granules or 2 cloves Garlic

½ bunch of Fresh Parsley

2 Tbsp. prepared Original Hummus

¼ bunch of Fresh Cilantro

1 Lime, Juiced

¾ -1 cup water, added slowly while blending

 

Instructions:

  1. Chop all vegetables into small pieces. Set Butter Lettuce and Avocado to the side. In a large bowl, mix all other vegetables.
  2. In a high-power blender (like Vitamix or equivalent) or food processor, place all dressing ingredients and blend until smooth. The finished dressing should be creamy and thick.
  3. Prepare individual servings in a medium-mixing bowl. Add desired amount of vegetable mixture and desired amount of dressing. Arrange Butter Lettuce on a plate, top with mixed vegetable salad, and top with a few slices avocado. Serve immediately.
  4. Remaining dressing will last 2-3 days in refrigerator.
  5. TIP: Get creative with vegetables! Here are some other creative vegetables you can add: Fennel Bulb, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Jicama, Rutabaga, Sweet Maui Onions or Red Onion, Sweet Bell Peppers. Make it pretty by serving with a sprig of any fresh herbs.