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Gut Disruption and Brain Changes

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Once again, the message is clear: The foods we crave and love are doing us harm. Past the transient discomfort of diarrhea, stomach ache, bloating, indigestion and possible irritable bowel disease, is the true harm we experience. Perhaps the most impactful is the silent changes that many foods can effect because of gut disruption in digestion and aggravation of the bacterial balance in the gut or microbiome. Read more ...

THE LGHP Diet IS Optimized Metabolism

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Would the LGHP Diet (low glycemic-high protein) change the SHAPE of things to come? In what SHAPE are you? How is your energy? How is your muscle tone? Can you focus clearly? Do you fear cognitive decline? Does your metabolism need a boost? Do you burn fat with your diet? In what SHAPE are you? Read more ...

Nutrition, Dementia and Dietary Supplements

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Are there foods and dietary supplements that boost memory? YES! Are there foods that increase risks for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). YES! Poor diet impacts memory and contributes to many serious health problems, including AD. There are over 50 million people worldwide today who have dementia with nearly 65% having AD. It is estimated that three-fourths of these individuals have not received a diagnosis. The World Alzheimer Report www.alz.co.uk reports that nearly 10 million new cases of dementia worldwide are now occurring yearly. This is one new case every 3.2 seconds! The healthcare cost for dementia worldwide has risen to over $1 trillion US yearly. Not surprisingly, the fastest growth is in the elderly population and is taking place in lower to middle income families in China, India, Southern Asia and the Western Pacific. Read more ...

UNIQUE Fermentation, Digestion and Wellness: A Holistic Approach

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Fermentation Can Improve Wellness! Can fermentation offer a natural process to improving digestion and unique wellness? YES! The value of fermentation to promote digestive comfort has long been known. Used for centuries to enhance the bioavailability of many nutrients or ingredients, market research has confirmed that consumers today value a fermentation approach for nutrients, vitamins and supplements to support digestive health and the resulting microbiome balance in the intestinal gut. Is all fermentation the same or are there unique fermentation techniques to enhance products that unleash full nourishing potential for nutrients which the body can recognize and absorb? Read more ...

Adiponectin: What is Your Number?

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Why is this number important? Adiponectin is the bioactive long chain protein (a 244 amino acid composite) hormone made by fat cells that circulates in the bloodstream and triggers how the body uses sugar, and fat for energy, including weight loss. It is a diabetic friendly hormone. It helps stimulate the breakdown of fat molecules so the body can use the resulting energy for other metabolic activities. Perhaps most importantly, it also signals the liver to stop making or releasing glucose when blood glucose levels get too high. Working together, these two activities can increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Insulin, of course is the hormone that helps people use blood glucose for energy and improve the diabetes condition. Read more ...

Fat Loss Friends: Adiponectin and Leptin

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Losing Weight, in a healthy way, requires careful attention to many often ignored or unknown supporting body hormone activities which modulate a number of metabolic processes, including glucose regulation, fatty acid oxidation and rate of metabolism. What causes these metabolic processes to occur? Adiponectin and leptin, two long chain bioactive protein hormones (also called adipocytokines), are secreted along with other hormones from energy stores in white fat tissue. This white fat tissue is of course the same fat which leads to obesity! Seem odd?  Read more ...

Weighing In On Soy-Derived Lunasin

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Fermented soy and lunasin are building blocks for health. Most people are aware of soy and its protein offering ability. But what is lunasin? Lunasin is a very small structured compound and is an extremely bioactive contributor to our health. Read more ...

Using Dreamwork to Solve Problems and Relieve Sleep Apnea

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

With age, the rate of change in the dynamics of the mind-body axis can often challenge the pursuit of longevity through quality sleep. Self-programmed dreaming can create better sleep and help overcome sleep apnea while simultaneously finding solutions not achieved during waking hours. How can this happen? Read more ...

Why Can't I Lose Weight?

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

You are not alone! So many individuals are challenged and become disappointed…even aggravated…trying to lose weight. Good news! Answers to the question why can’t I lose weight are being learned. Weight loss is different for nearly every individual. How can this be? Who is learning the answer to this complex question? Clinical trials ongoing with national governments, recognized special clinics and at least one private organization…with global presence in many different countries…are at the forefront of this research to allow personalized weight loss. Who are these research organizations and what are they doing to define the elusive understanding of how individual metabolism defines our ability to lose and maintain preferred weight? Personalized weight loss is far more complex than just calories, exercise, genetics and food nutrition. Read more ...

Why Faster Metabolism is Healthy

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Your metabolism at rest counts for up to 75 percent of the calories you burn daily to maintain vital body functions. So, when you are not physically moving, your body is naturally burning calories for you without much effort. The problem with the metabolism is that it does not run at a fixed rate. It can change overtime, mostly slowing down due to diet, stress, age and many other factors. Here’s what you need to understand about the metabolism and energy. Which comes first? Energy or Metabolism? Are they related? How do these separate activities translate to wellness and health? Metabolism is the catalyst that allows efficient performance of the body’s vital functions (brain, immune system, thyroid, enzyme production, etc.) that results from constant formation of new and fresh, healthy functioning cells while eliminating the non-performing older cells (including the “sick” or “corrupt”). Energy of course is the ability to do work. Separation of the concepts of energy and metabolism is difficult because metabolism needs energy to allow the chemical changes that take place inside every living cell…the some 30 trillion cells which compose the human body…to occur. Read more ...