Be Honest

guy fat bellyHello everyone, this is your team of natural integrative health specialists at Temple Health Solutions encouraging residents of Scottsdale to be honest about their weight problem. To create a change in our body, our health or our lives we must first be willing to be honest about where we are in this moment.  What is the state of your health?  Are you happy with your weight?

 

If you are unhappy about your body, your weight or your health, don’t despair.  Real and lasting solutions DO exist and we are here to help but we cannot help you until you are fully ready to make the change and help yourself.

 

If you are looking for more than a quick fix…If you are looking for lasting weight loss… If you are ready for increased energy, confidence and vital health then now IS your time to make the change.  Call our offices for a team of specialists that are here to guide you and support you along this path to results and lasting change.  If you are really being honest with yourself then you know that now IS the time and you are worth it.

 

Call for your appointment. 480-657-2282 and reclaim your body, your health and live your best life today!

Obesity and Heart Disease

guy fat bellyDid you know that those who are overweight drastically increase their risk of heart disease?

When the body has more weight to carry around, especially if the individual has a serious case of distention in that they have a very protruded abdomen, it forces the heart to work harder. Those who are obese usually also have high blood pressure, which is nicknamed “the silent killer” as the heart cannot long withstand dangerously high levels.

I want to help you lose weight and fight heart disease. Come visit my team and I at Temple Health Solutions.  Call our offices for your consultation today. 480-657-2282

Exercise and Hormonal Imbalance

SF00101-IMG03Hormonal imbalance is a condition that should be taken very seriously. Today I would like to talk to you about conquering hormonal imbalance with diet and exercise.

Many people today experience estrogen dominance problems.  This is due to various factors including inactivity and a large amount of hormone disruptor found in our foods and environment.

For optimal hormone balance, it is important to engage in resistance training activity 3- 5 x’s a week for as little as 20 minutes.  Keep it fun, keep your body moving and whenever possible buy organic and free range food products to reduce your risk of hormone dis-regulation.

If you’ve been struggling with the effects of hormonal imbalance, do something about it today. Call our office to make an appointment to find out exactly how your body and hormones may be out of balance and the most natural way to bring them back into balance and your body into a state of optimal health. 480-657-2282

Could Your Food Be Making You Tired?

House & Food 63If you suffer from fatigue, including Chronic Fatigue, you may wish to examine your diet. Fatty foods, and foods full of sugar and starch can have an adverse effect on the body. Therefore, if you tend to gravitate toward fast food, or often choose red meat, fries, white bread, potato chips and sodas over fresh fruits and vegetables, it is no wonder that you are run down. You are not obtaining the nutrition that you need to give your body energy.

If adjustments to your diet do not completely eradicate your fatigue, please call my office, here in Scottsdale, for your health consultation. My team and I will help to make sure that there is not a more serious underlying condition and help to get you on the path to fully reclaiming your health! 480-657-2282

Stress, Hormones, & Belly FAT

file0002062211258It’s gut-wrenching for me to see a new patient walk into my wellness center who is too far gone for me to help them reverse their pain and ravaged health. Sadly, they’ve allowed too much damage to take place for too long. Oh, yes, I can almost always make them more comfortable without some drug-store product clouding and numbing their senses, but I just can’t get used to serving these troubled ones and their faded hopes for restored health.

 

I’m no wimp by a long shot, yet sometimes I cry at night having examined them and listened to their stories of anguish. I wish it could be different for them.  The problem is that these broken souls have been accepting a slowly diminishing quality of life for years — maybe even decades. They’ve been riding a slow-moving “conveyor belt to hell” that leads to the pits of misery. In truth, their quality of life began slipping from their grasp long ago, with plenty of forewarning.

 

Now, their “conveyor belt” future (or perhaps their present) contains things like:

 

  • Chronic disease symptoms such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart/circulatory disorders.
  • Female problems, prostate problems, and hearing problems.
  • Wheel chairs, canes, walkers, motorized carts, oxygen bottles, and adult diapers.
  • Brittle bones and shrunken, stooped bodies, plus a medical specialty  designed just for “old people” called geriatrics.
  • Heart bypass scars and the horrors of Alzheimer’s.
  • The life-altering and often life-destroying devastation of chemotherapy.
  • Financial ravages resulting from explosive medical fees, drug costs, and “assisted” living expenses.

 

Of course, there’s more to the picture, but you get the idea. It’s a credible overview of the state of public health, yes? All you have to do is look at the people around you to see what is going on.  Does that picture contain a future that you want to experience? Even more important, are some of the images in the picture already hitting a little too close to home?

 

Let me tell you what creates such a picture in case you don’t already know. The vast majority of those who ride the conveyor belt to hell have made many, many poor health choices over a long period. The saddest thing is that most of the riders didn’t even know they were making poor choices. They listened to trusted voices, but those voices were not coming from those versed in protecting health. Rather, the voices were coming from those versed in sickness care and symptom-masking through drugs. Although both sickness care and drugs are necessary under certain conditions, they are not the tools of wellness and prevention.

 

Other “trusted” voices that have been leading our country on a rapid downward spiral in health are those coming from the processed and fast-food industries. Those voices tell us in their endless advertising and world-class marketing lingo that they are bringing good things to life.

But it’s a big, FAT lie.

 

It’s not our lives that are reaping the “good” things. Instead, it’s the food processors’ lives that benefit because cheap, denatured, calorie-loaded, fat-dripping, trans-fat-impregnated, chemical-laden, and chemically addictive products are so very profitable! That junk is everywhere!

 

Look. Everyone is destined to leave the planet. In the end, our bodies just stop working because that’s part of nature’s blueprint.  But must we create and experience a personal decline over many decades because we embrace sickness care and junk food?  No.  I don’t want that for myself or my family.  I don’t want it for you and yours either.  Give us a call if you are ready to get started on reclaiming your youth and vitality.  No excuses, just progress, results, and a healthier happier you!

 

 

Do My Adrenals Make Me Look Fat?

Your walnut-sized adrenal glands, which sit on top of your kidneys, cannot distinguish among the various stresses that are present in your life — whether they are physical, mental, or emotional. The adrenals just pump out hormones to counteract stress — any stress! They are “fight or flight” hormones intended to serve us for short periods only. But today’s stresses are anything but short term … so the hormones just keep flowing! If this persists, you can become an “adrenal type” of person — one who has overactive and/or exhausted adrenals.

This is very serious business because your quality of life depends so very much upon how well your adrenal glands work. Visible symptoms develop with persistent adrenal imbalances. Chief among them is hanging fat in the midsection that sags downward over the belly.

Thinned-out arms, legs and buttocks generally accompany this fat because the key hormone that prevails during stress (cortisol) converts these muscles to sugar in an attempt to create more energy for a continually stressed body. With thinned muscles and a large abdomen, adrenal types often have a hard time finding clothes that fit. Moreover, stress hormones in excess will steal protein from the bones, leading to osteoporosis.

Sometimes a fat pad develops in the lower neck and upper back called a “buffalo hump.” Also, fat accumulation in the face may give a round or “moon face” appearance, a face that may redden because of weakened blood vessels.

So why does the extra fat appear? With all this sugar pouring into the bloodstream through the action of stress fighting hormones, the fat-burning hormones of the liver get turned off. Not even high-protein or low-calorie diets will turn them back on again! Then fat accumulates on the belly because of the excess sugar thrown into the blood to meet “dangers” that don’t exist. In the meantime, insulin stores the extra sugar as fat to keep your blood sugar levels out of the danger range.

In other words, stress hormones prevent fat burning. Counting calories or eating more protein simply will not help you.

To make matters worse, some adrenal types will try to work off fat with heavy exercise. But this just creates more stress and more stress hormones. Result? Less muscle and even more fat!

Sounds strange, doesn’t it, but it’s true. Many of those with adrenal weakness will actually get fatter with the wrong types of exercise! Can you imagine how frustrated adrenal types can get with their exercise programs?

What a predicament!

Fortunately, adrenal imbalances can be corrected to turn muscle-burning adrenal types into fat burners again.

Is this you?  Call our office today if you are interested in a consultation about our programs that WILL change your life – a healthier, happier YOU is just around your future’s corner if you take the right path today.  480-657-2282