4 Reasons to Break a Sweat

4 Reasons to Break a Sweat
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Deanna Minich Ph.D.
November 11, 2016

Your body has a natural, powerful, built-in system for detoxification that doesn’t require trendy juice cleanses or expensive protocols.  All you have to do is sweat!

Doctors, health experts, and fitness gurus tell us that we should break a sweat every day – and for good reason. While sweating has a host of benefits simply because it’s a result of health-boosting exercise, the act of sweating itself heals the body as well. Whether you’re sitting in a sauna, walking on a warm day, or working out, sweating is a necessary bodily function with powerful healing effects.

Specifically, more studies are emerging lauding the detoxifying abilities of sweat. By clearing out a range of toxins, from persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to heavy metals, sweat plays an essential role in your body’s natural detox function. Let’s look at some of the toxins that are cleared from your body when you sweat:

1.     Persistent organic pollutants (solvents, fumigants, and insecticides): A clinical study with 20 participants found that sweat samples contained a range of toxins, including pesticides DDT/DDE, endosulfan, methoxychlor, and endrin. In fact, nearly all parent compounds of pesticides were found in the samples studied, which shows that sweating is an effective way of diminishing your body’s toxic burden.

Additionally, the sweat sample contained some pesticides – including DDT, methoxychlor, and endrin – that were not present in the blood or urine samples collected from the same participant, suggesting that some pesticides are only mobilized and excreted through sweating.
2.     Phthalate (plasticizer): Phthalate, found in plastic products, is another toxic chemical that is removed through sweat. In one study, researchers evaluated blood, sweat, and urine samples from 20 individuals, and discovered that all subjects had mono(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP), a common phthalate, in each of the samples. The concentrations of this compound in sweat were more than twice as high as urine levels, showing that sweating may be the most effective way of ridding your body of this endocrine-disrupting compound.
3.     Heavy metalsOne study with 20 patients reported that when compared to urine, sweat contained about 24 times more cadmium, 19 times more nickel, 16 times more lead, and almost three times more aluminum. Overall, sweat proved more effective than urine at removing 14 out of the 18 heavy metals studied. It also contained larger quantities of 16 out of the 18 metals than the blood samples did.

Of all the metals, aluminum was found at the highest concentrations in sweat, with zinc, copper, and nickel also occurring at relatively high amounts in the studied samples.
4.     Bisphenol A (BPA): Researchers examined the blood, urine, and sweat of 20 participants for BPA, an endocrine-disrupting toxin found in canned foods and plastic water bottles, among other things. Of the 20 sweat samples collected, 16 contained BPA, while only 14 urine and 2 blood samples tested positive for the toxin.

Not only does this reveal that sweat is the most effective way of removing BPA build-up in the body, it also shows that testing blood or urine for toxicity levels may not present the whole picture.

When it comes time to break a sweat, there are a host of activities that you can choose from. The majority of exercises and sports will get you sweaty: running/brisk walking, swimming, Bikram yoga, tennis, basketball – the list goes on. A low impact option is spending time in a sauna. When comparing an infrared sauna to a steam sauna, researchers found that the sweat from the infrared sauna contained more bismuth, cadmium, chromium, mercury, and uranium. The steam sauna caused higher levels of arsenic, aluminum, cobalt, copper, manganese, nickel, lead, tin, thallium, and zinc to be excreted.

It’s important to note that hydration is essential in maximizing the health benefits listed above. Sweating has powerful effects on your health, but not hydrating properly during and after sweating will lead to a host of separate health problems. An easy rehydration guideline to follow is to weigh yourself directly before and after sweating – the weight lost is the amount of water you should drink after to rehydrate yourself. For reference, one pound of water is slightly less than a ½ liter.

Additionally, sweat contains minerals that are essential to keep your body functioning optimally. After activities where you sweat excessively, it’s important to replace the minerals lost, especially zinc, copper, selenium, chromium, and potassium. Coconut water is a great source of potassium, and nuts, seafood, whole grains, and legumes generally contain relatively high levels of zinc, copper, selenium, and chromium.

Next time you feel yourself tempted to stay on the couch instead of going for a run, or opt to stay in the air conditioning instead of spending time in a sauna, think of all the “sweaty” benefits that you’re not getting! Breaking a sweat might seem like pain, but it’s worth it to keep your internal detox systems healthy and well-functioning.

References:

Genuis, Stephen J., Kevin Lane, and Detlef Birkholz. “Human Elimination of Organochlorine Pesticides: Blood, Urine, and Sweat Study.” BioMed Research International 2016 (2016).

Genuis, Stephen J., et al. “Human elimination of phthalate compounds: blood, urine, and sweat (BUS) study.” The Scientific World Journal 2012 (2012).

Genuis, Stephen J., et al. “Blood, urine, and sweat (BUS) study: monitoring and elimination of bioaccumulated toxic elements.” Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology 61.2 (2011): 344-357.

Genuis, Stephen J., et al. “Human excretion of bisphenol A: blood, urine, and sweat (BUS) study.” Journal of Environmental and Public Health 2012 (2011).

Hew-Butler, Tamara, Joseph G. Verbalis, and Timothy D. Noakes. “Updated fluid recommendation: position statement from the International Marathon Medical Directors Association (IMMDA).” Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine16.4 (2006): 283-292.

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Primary Care Doctors Now Telling Parents To Lie To Children About Their Obesity

According to newly issued guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents should essentially lie to all teens, whether they have weight problems or not.

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J.D. Heyes
August 26, 2016

One of the most important things, if not the most important, that children should share with their parents is trust. A child who has little worldly experience and lacks the brain development and maturity to make important decisions and guide his or her actions must rely on parents to guide them, mentor them and help them understand all of life’s peculiarities.

But some politically correct physicians are now asking parents to lie to their kids if they don’t believe they can accept or understand the truth – a blatant violation of the trust and faith that are vital to the child’s parental bond.

As reported by New York Magazine, one of the things that PC docs are “advising” against is parents talking to their teenagers about their weight – and in particular, about their teens’ need to adjust their diets in order to maintain a healthier weight. Ignoring the problems of obesity and eating disorders, they claim, is a better way to reduce the incidence of both.

In other words, the better thing to do, these “experts” say, is to allow your children to maintain an unhealthy weight and lifestyle rather than possibly hurt their feelings by giving them some dieting and weight-loss advice that could actually save their lives.

According to newly issued guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents should essentially lie to all teens, whether they have weight problems or not.

Diet and exercise has long been the go-to weight loss combo – until now

“Scientific evidence summarized in the new recommendations shows that physicians and parents can ward off problems at both ends of the weight spectrum by avoiding focusing teens’ attention on weight or dieting, and instead encouraging a healthy, balanced lifestyle,” says a press release from Stanford University Medical Center, in highlighting the AAP guidelines.

Dr. Neville Golden, M.D., a professor of pediatrics at the university’s medical center, and lead author of the guidelines, said that he and his research team developed them partly out of a growing concern that some teens may be using poor, unhealthy methods to lose weight. Some of these include forced vomiting, taking laxatives and ingesting diet pills. He says that since these teens have odd eating patterns but don’t fit the “image” of patients with eating disorders, their problems could easily be overlooked by their doctors.

But isn’t obesity a big deal anymore, especially in America where it is considered an epidemic? Yes, says the AAP, but rates are coming down in children and holding steady in adolescents. So now, we suppose, it’s okay to start lying to our kids and telling them things really aren’t that bad.

The recommendations, which have recently been published in the journal Pediatrics, are said to be the result of five evidence-based strategies, three of which consist of things to avoid, while two are behaviors that ought to be promoted.

Neither parents nor doctors should be encouraging teens to diet, AAP says, and parents should not talk about weight at all – neither their own nor their child’s. They should also never tease their teen about how much they weigh.

No “fat-shaming,” which is an entirely PC concept, or counting calories. Both, the AAP says, are equally bad.

‘Shaming’ used to be called ‘caring’

What does the organization recommend? Parents eating meals together regularly with their children, and encouraging a balanced diet and exercise – but only for fitness, not as an activity to help their teens lose weight, even though diet and exercise have been the go-to weight loss combination for eons (because they work).

But Golden, for all his recommendations, still doesn’t really have the answers. He even admits that the evidence is unclear as to why family meals help with weight problems. He says it could be that kids see parents eating healthy food and setting a good example – which makes sense – but that assumes they are healthy to begin with.

It seems as though these “guidelines” are little more than politically correct psycho-babble meant to disguise and hide a problem – teen obesity – rather than tackling it head-on. Doctors like Golden want parents, through their silence, to become enablers of childhood obesity, thus perhaps saddling their kids with a lifetime of health problems.

All because saying something about a child’s weight and advising them how to fix the problem is “shaming.”

But it’s not, really; it’s called “caring.” And if we lived in a country where everyone didn’t get a trophy just for showing up and playing the game, we would still understand that.

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EurekaAlert.org

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Anti-Aging Medicine – Preparing For 100+ Years Of Health

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Johnathan Landsman
August 11, 2016

Did you know that by the year 2050 the population of those over the age of 65 is projected to be nearly 84 million? That’s double the population from a census report in 2012. Could this be fueling the interest in anti-aging medicine?

Fact: The average life expectancy is on the rise from 68 years of age in 1950 to 79 years of age in 2013, and is still increasing today. Dr. Marie Bernard, deputy director of NIH’s National Institute on Aging, states that if you make it to age 65 the likelihood that you’ll make it to 85 is very high, and if you make it to 85, the likelihood of you making it to 92 is high.

The interest in anti-aging medicine is on the rise and for good reason – as we see more and more older people becoming dissatisfied with the ‘disease management’ style of conventional medicine. In fact, in my opinion, everyone should be taking a closer look at anti-aging medicine – as a tool to improve the quality of their life by reducing the risk of age related diseases. That’s why I created the next NaturalNews Talk Hour – don’t miss it! (see below)

Anti-aging medicine has a positive influence over life expectancy

So, what is anti-aging medicine? Anti-aging medicine is a clinical medical specialty that was developed based on scientific technologies for early detection, prevention, treatment, as well as reversal of age related diseases. Anti-aging medicine is focused on helping to improve the productive lifespan of older adults. Dr. Ron Klatz was the first physician to coin the term ‘anti-aging medicine’ and is actively participating in finding new ways to improving an overall healthy lifespan.

Anti-aging medicine is such a critical part of the health of the aging population, because although life expectancy is on the rise it is still reported by the National Counsel of Aging that nearly 92% of aging adults have at least 1 chronic disease. This field of medicine holds great promise for reducing healthcare costs.

No doubt, as anti-aging medicine grows in popularity – we’ll see a reduction in disease rates among older people. In truth, by simply implementing small changes to diet and exercise habits, productive lifespan can increase by dozens of years. Interesting to note: According to The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, scientific studies surrounding modest interventions in diet, exercise, nutrition, and single-gene modulation can modify lifespan by 20-800%.

On top of that, Harvard School of Public Health also found that this anti-aging lifestyle can add 24.6 more years of productive lifespan!

Discover ways you can live a longer and healthier life. Join us for the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, which features Ron Klatz, MD, DO – an expert in anti-aging medicine. Dr. Klatz will uncover ways you can live longer and healthier, and how you can start to prepare your body for 100 plus years of great health.

Why aging is truly just a number

Disease used to be viewed as an inevitable part of the aging process, but not anymore. Views on how we age are beginning to change, and age is now being viewed as a number more and more. Although the vast majority of aging adults still suffer with some type of chronic disease, this reality is preventable and a growing number of people are seeing the results of healthy lifestyle habits.

We see anti-aging medicine, organic food, yoga and other stress management techniques spreading throughout the population like a (healthy) wildfire. And, at the same time, we see examples of people physically active and mentally sharp – well into their 80s, 90s and beyond. Is it a coincidence? (I don’t think so)

Scientific evidence from the National Institute of Health has proved that even the smallest changes in nutrition, and fitness can increase lifespan, and prevent disease. The truth is that more people are turning to anti-aging medicine to prevent, treat and reverse many age related degenerative issues in order to live longer, more active lives.

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Boost Your Memory By Doing This Soon After Studying

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Julie Fidler
June 21, 2016

After an intense study session, you’re probably not thinking about working out. But a new study suggests that getting physically active 4 hours after studying might help students retain the information they just learned.

For the study, researchers recruited 72 men and women, and had them take a 40-minute memory test that involved looking at pictures of common objects presented in 1 of 6 locations on a computer screen. Participants were asked to remember what the object was and what position they say it in.

After the test, 1/3 of the participants did a 35-minute, high-intensity workout on a stationary bike, while another group waited 4 hours before participating in the same workout, and a third group did not workout at all.

Read: Studies Show Exercise Makes You Smarter

Two days later, all of the subjects completed the same memory test to find out how much information they had retained. Then, they underwent brain scans while retaking the test, which allowed researchers to analyze their brain activity patterns.

The researchers found that people who waited 4 hours to work out retained the most information 2 days later. The group that didn’t work out had the second-best performance.

Dr. Guillen Fernandez, a professor of cognitive neuroscience at The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior at the Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, said that while it’s not clear why waiting to exercise helped people retain more memories, he has a hypothecy.

Fernandez told Live Science that while exercise can release neurotransmitters like dopamine and noradrenaline, and brain chemicals help enhance memory, he suspects that the psychological effects of working out right after studying might cause some interference between the information gathered and the formation of new memories.

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Study: This Activity may Cut Your Risk of 13 Types of Cancer

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Julie Fidler
May 23, 2016

Cancer deaths are decreasing worldwide, but new cases are on the rise as the world’s population ages and obesity continues to explode. Yet if everyone made an effort to get more physical activity, even just a little bit, we’d see those numbers start to come down.

Earlier this month, a massive study involving 1.44 million people was published in JAMA Internal Medicine that revealed a connection between comparatively higher levels of physical activity and lower risk of developing 13 types of cancer.

The strongest effect was seen for esophageal cancer, with 42% lower risk. Physical activity was found to lower liver cancer risk by 27%, leukemia risk by 20%, and breast cancer risk by 10%. Overall, increased physical activity was associated with a 7% lower risk of developing any type of cancer. [1]

Although exercise lowered the risk of lung cancer by 26%, this effect was found, oddly enough, only in current and former smokers rather than in the total study group.

Exercise has been known to cut the risk of heart disease and death from all causes for decades. Steven C. Moore of the National Cancer Institute and colleagues set out to determine whether physical activity had the same type of effect on cancer risk and, if so, which types of cancer risk it reduced.

For the study, the team analyzed data from 12 U.S. and European study groups in which participants self-reported their physical activity between 1987 and 2004. The researchers looked at the incidence of 26 types of cancer occurring in the study follow-up period, which lasted an average of 11 years.

The study focused on leisure-time activity – done according to each participant’s own schedule for improving or maintaining fitness or health. The researchers tallied participants’ reports of moderate and vigorous activities, such as walking, running, and swimming. The team also tracked the participants’ weekly amount of physical activity. Walking for 150 minutes per week, which meets many physical activity guidelines, was an average level of effort.

The authors of the study also noted that diet and other factors may have affected the results. Faulty recall by the participants could have affected the tally of self-reported activities, for example.

One finding of the study came as a shock to Moore and his colleagues: physical activity was linked to a 5% increased risk of non-advanced prostate cancer. The team wrote:

“There is no known biological rationale to explain this association.”

The researchers said it was possible that early-stage prostate cancer was more likely to be found in physically active men simply because they’re more likely to undergo screening for it – whereas non-active men are less likely to want the screening. [1]

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The study found that even a few hours of physical activity per week shrank the risk of breast, colon, and lung cancer – three of the four major cancers that affect people in the United States.

And, according to Moore, your cancer risk doesn’t appear to level off or increase as you get more physical activity. There is no “plateau” – it just keeps declining.

“The more activity, the more the benefit. As people did more, their risk continued to lower.”

Those who exercised the most had:

  • A 23% lower risk of kidney cancer
  • A 22% lower risk of stomach cancer
  • A 21% lower risk of endometrial cancer
  • A 20% lower risk of myeloid leukemia
  • A 17% lower risk of myeloma
  • A 16% lower risk of colon cancer
  • A 15% lower risk of head and neck cancer
  • A 13% lower risk of rectal cancer
  • A 13% lower risk of bladder cancer
  • A 10% lower risk of breast cancer [2]Continue Reading AT: Naturalsociety.com