Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Don't Count Total Calories

Prior to 1945, European physicians knew that obesity was a direct result of eating too many carbohydrates and sugars. But, by the 1970's, America convinced the world that the problem was total calories.  Therefore, everyone started these near-starvation fad diets, like the HCG diet which only allows 500 calories per day!

The problem with this, other than it's extremely unhealthy, is that obese people are often not eating much more in terms of total calories than people with normal fat composition. Counting calories is easy with various phone apps, but you really need to go to the effort to track proteins, carbohydrates, fats, sugars AND calories. My favorite iphone app is My Fitness Pal, but there are several others out there. My Fitness Pal is free and you can connect with other friends who are also on a fitness and weight loss journey. Since weight does not come off without exercise, you can also choose from a wide range of options to increase your activity level. There is no one out there who can't do something. Just stop making excuses. Everybody at Sei Bella has been in your shoes in the past. We speak and teach from experience.

Make your New Year's resolution to lose weight, decrease your risk of diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, stroke and heart attacks. At Sei Bella we can help you with food choices. We also offer prescription weight loss medication including Contrave, Adipex, Belviq and Qsymia. In addition, consider Lipo-Ex, a noninvasive fat loss and skin tightening procedure to also boost your results.  We have a special in January 2015.....6 treatments of Lipo-Ex for $400.

Read about Lipo-Ex and weight loss medications on this blog or on our website www.seibellamedspa.net

Call us today and let us help you get healthier and feel better about yourself!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sleeplessness = Unhealthiness

The problems associated with insomnia and sleep deprivation were the subjects of a recent television program produced by The National Institute of HealthThe Public Good Projects and the National Geographic Channel. It aired on November 30, 2014, and the information presented was eye-opening.
Sleeplessness, which medical experts define as getting less than six hours per night of sleep, is a risk factor for many life-threatening diseases. For example, a lack of sleep can cause obesity which can lead to diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Without the restorative effect of sound sleep, mental disorders such as depression, anxiety attacks and substance abuse are more likely to occur. Even the destruction of the brain tissue found in people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, can be exacerbated by sleep deprivation.
The prescription drugs, taken by millions of people to induce sleep, can also cause problems, become addictive and can be expensive. Medical research is clear – sleep is crucial to health. For most adults, 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night is absolutely necessary to optimize an adult’s immune system, libido, mental faculties and overall well-being.

If you have trouble falling asleep or any of the above symptoms, it’s possible your hormones are out of balance. Hormone imbalance is extremely disruptive to the health and sleep habits of many people. It is critical that the metabolic hormones and the brain hormones, also known as neurotransmitters, are optimized because they work synergistically, Hot flashes and night sweats are symptoms of unbalanced hormones and these can also lead to sleeplessness.

There are usually multiple reasons for sleeplessness. Factors such as thyroid imbalance, low testosterone or low cortisol levels can prevent the neurotransmitters in the brain from functioning correctly. This can create anxiety and/or depression which in turn  leads to insomnia.

With  BioTE bio-identical hormone pellet replacement we evaluate not only estrogen and testosterone levels, but also the need for progesterone and thyroid replacement. Included in our panel of lab is a metabolic profile, Vitamin B12 and D levels, lipid profile, and assessment for anemia. Dr. Trussell will also take a thorough history and discuss your medications with you, as well as offer advice for reduction of cancer risk.
Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Trussell. As much as you do for others, shouldn't you be doing something for yourself to stay as healthy as possible? This makes for a great New Year's resolution!
You can also watch personal testimonials at bhrtvideos.com

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Nopal Cactus for Weight Loss

The leaves of the Nopal cactus (also known as the prickly pear cactus) have the unique ability to bind and trap fat and certain sugars you eat in a meal and prevent their absorption in the body. Reducing the amount of fat and sugar absorbed during a meal may play a key role in cholesterol metabolism as well as weight reduction. Chitosan, a common dietary supplement, exhibits similar actions, but is derived from shellfish. Nopal cactus offers vegetarians and those allergic to shellfish an effective alternative to chitosan. Native to Mexico, Nopal cactus is high in Manganese, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Calcium.

Our Nopal Cactus contains NO yeast, wheat, gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar starch, artificial coloring, preservatives nor flavorings. Therefore it is safe for those with gluten or corn allergies and vegetarians. Also Nopal cactus can be used in conjunction with prescription weight loss medications to further enhance weight loss. Maximum dose is 2 capsules twice a day. Many people only take once capsule twice a day........$25 for 60 capsules.

Call us today....501-228-6237. You do not need an appointment to purchase Nopal cactus unless you are also wanting a consult about prescription weight loss medications.