Category: Weight Loss

New Provider Dr. Espinal

Dr. Espinal

Live Longer Live Well is happy to welcome the new member of our Provider team, Dr. Ladynez Espinal, MD.

Dr. Espinal is board certified in obstretics and gynecology, she specializes in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement and Functional Medicine.

Dr. Espinal is located at 3000 SW 148th Avenue, Miramar, Florida – 33027  ( 954-538-1700

Visit her website at http://www.ladys-care.com/

Biochemical Type

What is your Biochemical Type?

South Beach … Atkins … Zone … With so many fad diets on the market, there’s a general misconception about what a healthy diet consists of. Nutrition is not one-size-fits-all. Each person’s Biochemical type and genetic background influence how the body produces energy.

waterBiochemical typing is finding the proper food combination and percentage for the individual. Biochemical type is analyzed though comprehensive software that utilizes blood chemistry and urine. The L3W system has 7 different Biochemical types. Biochemical Type is determined by what Nervous systems dominate the body is (Sympathetic or Parasympathetic) The Biochemical type is also determined by how you metabolize food (Excellent, Good and Poor).

Sympathetic Nervous system dominant: Generate their energy more from Carbohydrates (vegetables and fruit).They need lean protein when they combine their food (chicken/turkey breast, and lean fish). The lean protein does not interfere with fast energy (carbohydrates) the body needs. They are slightly more acidic and need more alkaline forming foods.

Parasympathetic Nervous system dominant:  Generate their energy more from fatty proteins. They need more fat while combing their food. The fatty proteins slow the carbohydrates (vegetables and fruits) from spiking the sugar. They are prone to hypoglycemia…They are slightly more alkaline and need more acidic forming foods..

Sugar intake raises the blood sugar level, in response, the pancreas releases insulin to help utilize the sugar and reduce circulating blood sugar levels; fat is absorbed when this process occurs as excessive insulin pushes the glucose in to the fat storage centers.

Every time you have an insulin surge the body:

1)     Retains body fat

2)     Decreased Testosterone

3)     Increase Serotonin

The body gets fat, weak, tired and eventually weakens the pancreas (pre-diabetes/diabetes).

The Biochemical typing reduces the sugar spikes and insulin surges. Other positive results the body obtains when eating for their Biochemical type:

  • have more energy
  • avoid storing fat
  • increase muscle density
  • sleep better
  • decrease the negative impact on your organs and glands
  •  slows down the aging process.

Reduces sugar and caffeine cravings in 2 days

Thyroid Function and Hypothyroidism

Thyroid & Glands

The Thyroid

The Thyroid is the master gland which regulates the other glands, if it is under producing, it will affect the entire metabolism and hormonal system.

The Live Longer Live well program provides a comprehensive panel, and these markers include a TSH, T4 and T3.  Thyroid problems are not always linked to the gland itself, just because a patient has an elevated TSH and a Low T3 does not mean you have a problem.

The Adrenal Glands, Hypothalamus and pancreas all have a direct relationship with the Thyroid. If these other organs and glands are not functioning properly then the master gland will produce less Thyroid hormone and the blood chemistry will reflect with an elevated TSH and depressed T3.

Excessive stress or physical exercise will cause Adrenal problems, if the Adrenal glands are fatigued or stressed, the Thyroid will not let T4 convert into T3. The adrenal glands have to be tested and treated before other problems are resolved.

The Hypothalamus and Pituitary send the neurological message to the Thyroid; low cholesterol will decrease brain function and if there is decreased brain health, the Thyroid will be affected and will decrease Thyroid hormone production.

Blood sugar levels need attention to increase the production of the Thyroid, as insulin resistance and diabetes put enormous stress on the Adrenal glands and Thyroid.  Most times, Thyroid blood chemistry levels will improve as Hypothalamus, Pituitary, and Adrenal glands are addressed properly.

Doctors need to stop pushing Synthyroid (a synthetic drug to mimics thyroid hormone) to normalize the blood levels. The doctor and the patient need to address other areas before diagnosing the Thyroid is the main problem.

Go get a comprehensive blood chemistry panel from a Live Longer Live Well provider. The L3W system will show the patient what organ or gland needs attention. We suggest the conservative approach first before going on life time medication.

New Cholesterol Testing (VAP)

New Cholesterol Testing (VAP)

Cholesterol5The Live Longer Live Well system (L3W) promotes the newest and most accurate diagnostic blood chemistry. The comprehensive blood chemistry shows you a snap shot of your body chemistry. We recommend the 42 different markers to generate the live longer live well (L3W) program. This gives the patient their Biochemical type and what organs and glands are not functioning properly and in priority.

There is a very detailed Cholesterol panel called the “VAP” panel. This panel shows the quality and size of the particles of the HDL, LDL and Triglyceride. The panel also tells if the patient has metabolic syndrome. The routine blood chemistry everyone is receiving consists of: total cholesterol, HDL (the amount), LDL (the amount), Triglyceride (the amount) and the ratio between HDL and LDL. Live Longer Live Well believes these markers are obsolete. It’s not the total number of the cholesterol particles, it is the quality of cholesterol.  Cholesterol is very important in brain, hormone and immune health. The bigger size cholesterol particles (HDL, Triglycerides, and LDL) are healthy, and the small dense particles are the inflammatory bad Cholesterol. The small particles wedge themselves in the lumen of the artery and cause an inflammatory response. This inflammatory response causes the body to promote plaguing and arteriosclerosis. Unhealthy fat causes the LDL to become a small dense particle and excessive sugar causes the HDL and Triglyceride to become a small dense particle.

HDL-LDL

Eating for your biochemical type and taking the right supplements will increase the quality of your Cholesterol. L3W highly recommends patients over 45 or has family history of heart disease to get tested through L3W. The Live Longer Live Well cardiovascular program will also check a C-reactive protein (CRP). The body will produce this protein when inflammation occurs. This is the best indicator for inflammation in the arteries. Get cardiovascular program with a VAP test from a Live Longer Live Well provider. The patient will know exactly where they are and where they need to go to live a longer and healthy life.

Weight Loss

Understanding Weight Loss:weight loss

Sugar intake raises the blood sugar level, in response, the pancreas releases insulin to help utilize the sugar and reduce circulating blood sugar levels; fat is absorbed when this process occurs as excessive insulin pushes the glucose in to the fat storage centers.

Balancing the blood sugar by combing the right foods for the individual reduces the insulin surges and thereby reduces or stops the absorption of fat. Sugar is the enemy!!!  Combining the right food for the individual (Biochemical type) reduces the sugar spikes and insulin surges, which leads to weight loss.

South Beach … Atkins … Zone … With so many fad diets on the market, there’s a general misconception about what a healthy diet consists of. Nutrition is not one-size-fits-all. Each person’s Biochemical type and genetic background influence how the body produces energy.

 

Understanding your Biochemical Type

Your Biochemical type dictates how your body processes certain foods into energy. The key to a healthy diet is keeping your individual blood sugar from spiking. When blood sugar is too high, the body secretes insulin, which in turn triggers these reactions:

  • The body absorbs fat weight loss-lose weight
  • Serotonin is released, sending a message to the body that induces sleep
  • Testosterone decreases, reducing the body’s ability to build muscle and maintain strength

This sporadic and frequent release of insulin will begin to tax the pancreas (as well as other organs and glands), and the body eventually gets resistant to its own insulin. When this occurs the body will start retaining fat, usually in the abdominal region. Losing weight starts with eating the right food for the individual (80%) and the proper exercise for the individual (20%).

 

More comprehensive posts regarding weight loss are on the way.

Get your Biochemical type checked out from a Live Longer Live Well provider.


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