Gummy Candy Could Be Healthier Than Gummy Vitamins

By Steve Moren
on March 20, 2017

Gummy Candy Could Be Healthier Than Gummy Vitamins

Which is Troubling, As Gummy Bears Aren't Healthy At All

Nutrition can be an endlessly confusing science, full of contradictory information — Does expensive really mean healthier? Is a vegan diet actually good for you? What does moderation even mean, anyway? — but every so often, you run into a decision that seems like a no-brainer. Like, for example, whether it’s better to satisfy your sweets craving with a handful of gummy vitamins or a handful of actual gummy candy. Both are made pretty much entirely of substances you can’t pronounce, but one is actually good for you. Obviously, you go with the vitamins.

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Exercise Won’t Help You Lose Weight. But It Will Help You Live Longer.

By VitaMist Ltd
on December 01, 2016

Exercise Won’t Help You Lose Weight.  But It Will Help You Live Longer.

How do you lose weight?  Diet and exercise.  That much has been ingrained in us since youth.  So you take up a fad diet, get a gym membership, toil away for weeks and are left wondering why the formula for weight loss does not work for you.  It turns out, you’re not so different from everybody else.  Over the past several years, studies have shown us that half of what we learned about weight loss is wrong. 

As it turns out, exercise is great for your overall health, immune system, and longevity, but it’s not so great at shedding those extra pounds.  In the end, it really isn’t all that helpful for losing weight.

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Artificial Light at Night Can Cause Weight Gain

By VitaMist Ltd
on March 01, 2016

A new Israeli study shows that artificial light at night (ALAN) can cause weight gain and even lead to some types of cancer.

The study, which was published in the International Journal of Obesity, demonstrates that artificial light disrupts daily rhythms and suppresses the production of melatonin, a hormone produced by animals and humans at night.

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The Link Between Obesity and Dementia

By Steve Moren
on September 10, 2015

 A new study has shown a direct link between BMI (Body Mass Index), and the speed at which Alzheimer’s Disease develops.  In fact, each extra point of BMI can cause Alzheimer’s disease to develop seven months earlier than it would have if your weight had been within healthy levels.  These are staggering results.  Especially when you consider that a person who is only mildly obese (BMI of around 30) is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease three years sooner.  That’s three additional years of lost time, lost memories, confusion, stress, worry and financial strain...

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Being Fat is Killing Us

By Irma Deihl
on April 01, 2015

Throughout the last month, the major focus for VitaMist was weight loss.  If you are doing a wellness program every month threw VitaMist you would have received in the pass complimentary packets of our greatest product, B-Slim.  Weight loss and B-Slim were also the major focus for our Product calls in the passed.

Why are we paying all this attention to weight loss?  Quite simply, I believe obesity is the number one health problem facing the country.  It has reached epidemic proportions, and it is getting worse. 

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Damage Control

By William Deihl
on December 01, 2014
First, I want to personally wish everyone a Very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.

The title “Damage Control” maybe doesn’t sound too positive, but at this time of year everyone you talk to seems to have concerns about the Holiday Season. Rather than the Holiday Season being a joyous, fun time to spend with family and friends, it is becoming more and more a commercial nightmare.

My December Column is in two parts. First, some tips on controlling your weight over the coming weeks, and second, some warnings to help you avoid ending up in the emergency room.

As we know, our nation is suffering a weight crisis. There is no way to sugarcoat it (perhaps a poor choice of words!), but we are overweight and a large percentage of us are morbidly obese. The Holidays don’t help the fight either, because they become a time of over-indulgence and over-consumption. It seems like the motto at this time of year is “nothing in moderation”, with over-eating, over-consumption of alcohol, and over-partying. Then, on January 1st, everyone wakes up feeling guilty, and goes back to a year of trying to lose the weight they gained during the excesses of the Holidays.

If you ask what people dread most about this time of year, 90% will say, “putting on weight,” and it has been shown that most people gain between 5 and 10 pounds during the Holidays.

Here are a few simple suggestions that can help you avoid the usual pitfalls. If you struggle with your weight, don’t undo all your recent hard work. Use these nutrition tips and experience a slimmer season.

Eat a snack before the party

Snacking on low-glycemic carbohydrates and lean proteins such as apple slices with natural peanut butter, raw veggies with hummus or nonfat unsweetened yogurt with berries, help to curb your hunger, so that you eat less at the party.

Limit alcohol

Each 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1 ounce of hard alcohol contains roughly 100 calories. Enjoy a drink, and then switch to sparkling water with lemon or lime. Steer clear of higher calorie drinks such as egg nog, frozen margaritas and hot buttered rum.

Eat lots of salad

Start your meals with a large salad topped with lots of veggies and low fat/fat-free dressing, or a broth-based soup filled with vegetables.

Studies have shown that eating salads or broth-based soups prior to a meal results in less calories consumed during the meal.

Keep the Holidays Accident Free!

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, almost 13,000 people in the U.S. end up in the emergency room during the Holidays because of mishaps with trees, lights and toys. That’s a frightening number, and we want to help you avoid being adding to these statistics.

Santa Clause, Passed out drunk

Here are a few basic tips to avoid Holiday injuries

First, be very careful setting up the tree. Make sure your ladder is sturdy, steady and safe. Falls from ladders can be a major problem. Also remember, not only can you topple down, but so can the tree.

Make sure you secure the tree so children and pets can't pull it down on top of themselves. Some people use a gate around the tree or secure it to the wall. When decorating the tree, be careful to put the trimmings up high enough so infants and toddlers and pets can't get to them. Decorations, like tinsel, are tempting to put in their mouths, and ornaments are frequently breakable.

Think about your decorations. Live holly and mistletoe are poisonous and if eaten. They can be toxic to both people and pets.

The most common injuries seen at this time of year are cuts caused by those seemingly impenetrable plastic packages that toys come in.

"They're almost impossible to open, so people take to using box cutters, knives and scissors. One false move and your hand is slashed. The ER does a lot of stitching up. Take it slow, and be really careful opening those toys for the kids. Always cut away from your hand," advises Dr. Travis Stork, an emergency room physician.

Lights, which are usually balled up after the holidays and left in the box, can be a hazard, too. Make sure the bulbs work, there are no frayed wires, broken sockets or loose connections. Dr. Stork says many people show up in the ER with burns and shocks from faulty lights, or from falling off ladders when stringing them.

Always, always, always remember to unplug lights at night and when away from home to avoid a fire.

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