Your Fat Is Not Your Fault

Man Child by Jared Thoyre
Man Child by Jared Thoyre

Your Fat Is Not Your Fault!

In seven new approaches by seven experts reviewed, this is one common theme shared by the authors . All of them have been (or still are) in the trenches of individual coaching, and all have successfully guided hundreds and even thousands of clients to sustainable weight loss. And, all of them are promoting a healthy weight lifestyle.

Other common themes include poor or inappropriate diet, inflammation, malfunctioning digestion, and allergenic foods. Along with environmental toxins, these are named as the underlying causes of bloat and toxic fat deposits. However, the experts don’t always agree with each other.

Mindset, a customized approach, eating whole foods and “fit fats”, eliminating common food allergens, detoxification plans, and healing the gut trend throughout. Although to a person, the authors disdain the old eat-less-exercise-more approach, you’ll notice that you’ll be eating differently, often asked to fast, and be directed to follow an exercise routine.

All the programs are designed to keep you from feeling hungry, even those which utilize intermittent fasting. However, fasting is a learned mental discipline and can cause some discomfort on fasting days.

FYI: If you are over 40 and have trouble losing weight, you may need to supplement CoenzymeQ10. In one study, CoQ-deficient people took 100 mg per day. At the end of nine weeks, they had lost 30 lbs compared with only 13 lbs in the nondeficient group.

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CoQ10 May Help Male Fertility

One Out Of Every 20 Men Suffers From Male Factor Infertility

Men with poor sperm health recently received some good news! Supplementation with the nutrient known as coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) for at least three months may help enhance overall sperm health, according to a new study published in Andrologia. CoQ10, also known as ubiquinone, is a powerful antioxidant compound, which acts specifically to protect against free radical damage to fats. Because fats are key components of sperm cell membranes, the antioxidant activity of CoQ10 helps preserve the health of sperm cells.

Current estimates indicate that one out of every 20 men suffers from male factor infertility, and this percentage is likely to increase in the years to come. Fertility experts point to poor sperm health as the primary cause of male infertility, and talk about low sperm count, low sperm motility (the ability of sperm to swim in a forward motion), and abnormal morphology (the size and shape of sperm) in discussions about suboptimal male fertility.

Unfortunately, sperm cells are often subjected to oxidative stress, a physiological condition that arises when there is an imbalance in the number of free radicals (unstable oxygen molecules) and the amount of antioxidants present. Such an imbalance can result from an excessive free radical load, a deficiency in antioxidants, or both. Smoking cigarettes, excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, and chronic exposure to environmental pollutants cause an increase in the production of free radicals.

On the other hand, many people’s diets lack sufficient amounts of antioxidant nutrients that the body uses to battle free radicals. Consequently, oxidative stress is very common in the modern age, and has been implicated as the cause of many human diseases and medical conditions, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Researchers now believe that up to 80 percent of all cases of male infertility can be attributed to oxidative stress, due to the reduced sperm count, poor sperm motility and even DNA damage.

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Coenzyme Q10 levels in idiopathic and varicocele-associated asthenozoospermia

Relationship between sperm cell ubiquinone and seminal parameters in subjects with and without varicocele

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