Weight Management—A Dream, A wish, or A Reality? By Dr. Nisha

Everybody wants to be in shape. But how many succeed? Some of you are tired of running on the treadmill, dieting, having surgeries, and what not. Are you one of them?

Watch for the following symptoms:

  • Breathing difficulty while running or climbing stairs
  • Frequent headaches
  • Foggy brain
  • Joint pain, low energy
  • Sinus, breathing problems
  • Sugar or food cravings
  • Indigestion, constipation, gas, cramps
  • Feeling too hot or cold
  • Swelling of the body
  • Hormones imbalance
  • Allergies or food sensitivity

If you have few of the above symptoms in addition to weight gain, then you need to think beyond staying in shape, because all these are risk factors for a number of chronic diseases that are developing within your body in addition to weight gain. Addressing these issues is very important. New evidence proves that weight gain can occur in the absence of excess calorie intake. If you have these symptoms, you may be at risk for a wide range of severe diseases and conditions including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes             
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Type 2 diabetes                                                    
  • Thyroid
  • Arthritis
  • Imbalance immune system
  • Digestive disorders, liver and kidney diseases
  • Mental illness, and depression. Stroke
  • Cancers

Weight gain is the symptom indicating that things are not normal inside and any of the conditions mentioned above are at the developing stage that is not yet at diagnostic level.

The science behind weight gain

When things are running smoothly, your fat cells produce leptin. This messenger sends two signals to your brain; One that you are full now. That shuts down your hunger. Two, it tells the fat inside your body to break down into a kind of fat that can be burned as energy.

Problem no. 1.  As you age, most of the things go out of balance (hormones, immune system, digestive system, reproductive system, etc.). Especially, when the food you eat is processed, full of chemicals, additives, pesticides, etc. This interferes with the signals that receive from DNA to your body cells. The young generation is the victim of this problem as they get attracted to fast and unhealthy food.

Problem no. 2. When there is too much inflammation, too many fat cells, a protein called CRP sticks to the leptin and prevents it from delivering a message to the brain. The result-signal lost.

 Problem no. 3.   In the face of chronic stress, your level of insulin, cortisol, and inflammatory compounds called cytokines increase. This drives relentless metabolic dysfunction that leads to weight gain, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes.  People with diabetes have a four-fold risk of getting brain diseases.  Medical research reports that too much sugar can reduce your ability to fight infections up to 92%. According to a study published in Cell Metabolism, patients who develop diabetes may have an increased risk of blocked arteries, and heart diseases.

Safe and permanent way to lose weight

Awakening the fat burning DNA in your body is not difficult, as long as you have the right instructions to follow. You can reprogram your body to burn fat instead of storing them as a pack in your body. Our body is just like a car, and blood sugar is the fuel in the tank. The right blend of gas means your car is running smooth. The food you eat is converting into sugar called sugar- it is the fuel your body burns for energy. If you are insulin resistance, your body can not send glucose to your cells. So, your cells begin to starve.  Brain cells that are not adequately nourished create fuzzy thinking, and memory problem.

The key message here is:

Stay away from fast food, toxins, pesticides, and chemicals, heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic.  Get enough sleep, eat the right food at the right time in the right way; forgive and forget.  Eat in harmony with your genes. Remember it is not the calories you eat, it’s the information you eat that is so important to make your cells healthy and fully functional.  

Help from Advanced Genomics

Advanced Genomics can help to let you know precisely why you are gaining weight. What are you’re inside symptoms that are crucial to your health in the long run. How can you change your diet in harmony with your genes that support your weight loss permanently and protect your health timely?