If you ever unsuccessfully battled with loosing weight and shaping your body, as well as trying to eliminate health problems such as low energy levels, bloating, constipation, fatigue, stress, allergies
and poor eating habits, you should be a part of the NWMP (Nutrilligence Weight Management Program). The NWMP program will help you reach your optimum weight while removing the toxic buildup in your body.
It will help you achieve your optimum weight through recommendations in nutrition, food preparation, exercise and relaxation.
Some facts to consider:
- In 1999, 61% of adults in the United States were overweight or obese (BMI > 25).
- In the United States, 300,000 deaths per year are associated with obesity.
- Overweight and obesity are associated with cardiovascular problems, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, stroke, arthritis, breathing problems, and psychological disorders, such as depression.
- In 2000, the economic cost of obesity in the United States was about $117 billion.
Scientific research shows that the only way to safely and permanently maintain healthy weight is through a balanced diet and regular physical activity. Research also showed that those who are 40% overweight are
twice as likely to die prematurely, than those with an average weight.
Obesity has been linked to serious medical conditions such as cardiovascular problems, heart disease and stroke. Also, obesity is linked with a high cholesterol level. However, most clients we speak with say that
they are confused about cholesterol, and that they blame it for all cardiovascular problems. So, let us fist explain, in very simple terms, what is cholesterol and how we can balance it.
Cholesterol is a natural substance found in our bodies, especially in cells such as permeable membranes, where it is needed in certain quantity to make them flexible. Also, cholesterol produces all of our sex hormones.
Our liver usually makes all the cholesterol we need. Cholesterol we ingest in our diet provides an excess amount. Cholesterol travels from liver and into our circulatory system on protein molecules called low-density lipoprotein (LDL),
or often referred to as “bad cholesterol”. It is carried away from tissues and back to the liver on protein molecules called high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or frequently called “good or protective cholesterol”.
The more LDL we have, the more cholesterol is in circulation and the greater is our risk of heart disease. Currently, experts recommend that our total blood cholesterol level should be less than 200 mg/dl. The LDL level
should be less than 130 mg/dl and the HDL level should be greater than 35 mg/dl. The ratio of our total cholesterol to HDL and the ratio of LDL to HDL are clues that indicate whether cholesterol is being deposited into
tissue or it is being broken down and excreted. The ratio of total cholesterol to HDL should be no higher than 4:2, and the ration of LDL to HDL should not be higher that 2:5.
So, by reducing the intake of red meat, hamburgers, hot dogs, eggs, high fat dairy products, butter, lard, ice cream, cakes, fried foods, salty foods, coffee, and soft drinks, and by eating more fresh fruits, vegetables,
whole grains, seeds and nuts we can naturally balance the cholesterol level.