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This blog is dedicated to the low-carb menu challenge presented by Jimmy Moore. I'm living the Louisiana low carb lifestyle, where low-carb is the new way to go ! I live southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana....have three awesome kids. We are deep down in the heart of sweet Cajun Country, where we kick back and relax, go hunting, fishing, or make groceries! My doctor told me that my blood pressure numbers were getting too high, so I had to loose weight. She challenged me with ten pounds in three months. That was October 7, 2008. I lost 26 pounds !!! In February of 2011, I found that I had gained a few pounds more than I would have liked, weighing in at 170 pounds. I had to get back into the swing of living the low carb life again !! I am loving the 'low-carb' style and wish to contiue it . I exercise three times a week at the gym, and off the 'off' days, I learn to RELAX !! November 2011, finds me in different circumstances -- a new lifestyle, great community of friends and a challenge to keep that 45 pounds that I lost OFF. Feel free to read my blog, browse around, or just sit a spell!!

Monday, January 12, 2015

What we think is healthy, may lead to unhealthy consequences.....

What we think is healthy, may lead to unhealthy consequences

   GB Healthwatch  360 is an awesome little app. I am copying and pasting this article that was in my email. It's quite informative. ENJOY !

GB HealthWatch

What we think is healthy, may lead to unhealthy consequences
Healthy eating means nourishing your body with adequate nutrition. Some healthy eating campaigns encourage extreme dietary choices, which in turn may harm your health. For example:
  • A low fat diet can lead to deficiencies in fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K.
  • A vegetarian or vegan diet increases risk for vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • Large amounts of uncooked vegetables such as broccoli, collard greens and kale can interfere with iodine uptake and suppress thyroid function.
For people who have a genetic predisposition, extreme “healthy” dietary patterns have the potential to be even more harmful. Common symptoms of nutritional deficiencies include:
Vitamin A deficiency:
  • Bumpy or dry skin
  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Dry eyes
  • Night blindness
To see if you have a genetic predisposition, check your genes.
Vitamin B12 deficiency:
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Shortness of breath, mostly during exercise
  • Problems concentrating
  • Red, swollen tongue or bleeding gums
To see if you have a genetic predisposition, check your genes.
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid):
  • Dry hair and hair loss
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight
To see if you have a genetic predisposition, check your genes.
Balanced nutrition is the key for good health. The HealthWatch 360 app and web tool are especially designed to help you achieve this. Pre-selected Nutrient-Rich Foods are readily available in quick-pick menus and your Nutrition Score in Daily Report will guide you to meet your nutritional goals.
Download HealthWatch 360
Nourish your body with good food choices,
GB HealthWatch
* The HealthWatch 360 app (for both iPhone and iPad) is free to download from the App Store.
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GB HealthWatch is a nutritional genomics company. We study gene-diet-disease interactions. Our mission is to help prevent common chronic diseases through targeted, gene-based nutritional and dietary intervention. We aim to inform people about the scientific basis of chronic diseases, support them with nutrition management products and services and empower them to take control and live better lives.

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