Saturday, September 22, 2007

Body Mass Index and pH Testing: A Healthy Pair

The following article illustrates why your pH level, as measured in your early morning urine, is a more reliable indicator of Health than the weight scale or BMI measurement. A skinny person who has Stored acid (internal “fat” around organs) will have it picked up by the pH Test; while relying on the weight scale and a good BMI alone will deceive them into thinking they are healthy, while as the report in the article shows, that may not be the case.

pH testing shows who is healthy.

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I hear it constantly from people, that they "feel" healthy, while their pH Test first thing in the morning shows they are acidic.

They are on a collision course with reality.

You can not go by how you feel alone, when determining what course to take concerning your health. If how you "feel" was the best determining factor in decision making then drunks and drug addicts would be the healthiest people! Ask some one who is an addict, drug or otherwise; they will tell you how they "feel" good by what they do, while to even the lowest level of intellect it is obvious the addict’s health is deteriorating, yet they "feel" good.
Time is one of two factors in this equation of deception and denial, time being the main concept and constant. Ones behavior is the other factor.

Going by how one feels ALONE, is the most dangerous form of guidance in making health decisions!

Once you are pH Balanced you will feel great, so for the emotionally challenged who have been in mental anguish while reading this so far, rejoice, you can feel good while doing what brings health, you just have to deal with delayed gratification. Most Health Coaches dance around telling people plainly that they can not go by how they feel when making health decisions. While it is wisdom, that it is not what you say but how you say it in most cases, when people are on a course towards premature DEATH, it does not apply, IF you are honest!

Something to Think about
Here is a surprising conclusion I and many others have come to:

  1. Education has a small part to play in the LONG run for those who attain and keep health.

  2. Determination and the power of belief and will are the determining factors in the Journey Back to Health.
Factor # 2 above you might say,trumps #1 every time,because what good is knowledge if you don't do,or in other words,apply what you know?

If I know one thing, it is this; those who understand this concept of belief and will, will be blessed in their life and health, generally those who don't, won't.

The article quoted and included below mentions BMI, Body Mass Index.
The BMI is still a good guide for measuring health in my opinion.

Combined with checking your pH everyday, the BMI will help guide you to your Optimal Health Lifestyle goals

Here is the Link to the Center for Disease Control website BMI Calculator,
where you just enter the numbers and it does the figuring for you:

The BMI is calculated by using the following equation:

Formula: weight (lb) / [ height (in) ]2 x 703
Calculate BMI by:
dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared

and then multiplying by a conversion factor of 703.

Example: Your Weight = 150 lbs, Your Height = 5’5” (65")

Calculation: [150 ÷ (65)2] x 703 = 24.96 BMI

The BMI guidelines are:

Below 18.5

18.5 – 24.9

25.0 – 29.9

30.0 and Above

Start of Article.
Thin people can be fat on the inside
Internal fat around organs can increase diabetes and heart risks
Credit:API News
Updated: 5:22 p.m. ET May 10, 2007

LONDON - If it really is what’s on the inside that counts, then a lot of thin people might be in trouble.
Some doctors now think that the internal fat surrounding vital organs like the heart, liver or pancreas — invisible to the naked eyecould be as dangerous as the more obvious external fat that bulges underneath the skin.
“Being thin doesn’t automatically mean you’re not fat,” said Dr. Jimmy Bell, a professor of molecular imaging at Imperial College, London. Since 1994, Bell and his team have scanned nearly 800 people with MRI machines to create “fat maps” showing where people store fat.
According to the data, people who maintain their weight through diet rather than exercise are likely to have major deposits of internal fat, even if they are otherwise slim. “The whole concept of being fat needs to be redefined,” said Bell, whose research is funded by Britain’s Medical Research Council.

Without a clear warning signal — like a rounder middle — doctors worry that thin people may be lulled into falsely assuming that because they’re not overweight, they’re healthy.

“Just because someone is lean doesn’t make them immune to diabetes or other risk factors for heart disease,” said Dr. Louis Teichholz, chief of cardiology at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, who was not involved in Bell’s research.

Even people with normal Body Mass Index scores — a standard obesity measure that divides your weight by the square of your height — can have surprising levels of fat deposits inside.

Of the women scanned by Bell and his colleagues, as many as 45 percent of those with normal BMI scores (20 to 25) actually had excessive levels of internal fat. Among men, the percentage was nearly 60 percent.

Relating the news to what Bell calls “TOFIs” — people who are “thin outside, fat inside” — is rarely uneventful. “The thinner people are, the bigger the surprise,” he said, adding the researchers even found TOFIs among people who are professional models.

According to Bell, people who are fat on the inside are essentially on the threshold of being obese. They eat too many fatty, sugary foods — and exercise too little to work it off — but they are not eating enough to actually be fat. Scientists believe we naturally accumulate fat around the belly first, but at some point, the body may start storing it elsewhere.
Still, most experts believe that being of normal weight is an indicator of good health, and that BMI is a reliable measurement.
“BMI won’t give you the exact indication of where fat is, but it’s a useful clinical tool,” said Dr. Toni Steer, a nutritionist at Britain’s Medical Research Council.

Unhealthy skinny peopleDoctors are unsure about the exact dangers of internal fat, but some suspect it contributes to the risk of heart disease and diabetes. They theorize that internal fat disrupts the body’s communication systems. The fat enveloping internal organs might be sending the body mistaken chemical signals to store fat inside organs like the liver or pancreas. This could ultimately lead to insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, or heart disease

Experts have long known that fat, active people can be healthier than their skinny, inactive counterparts. “Normal-weight persons who are sedentary and unfit are at much higher risk for mortality than obese persons who are active and fit,” said Dr. Steven Blair, an obesity expert at the University of South Carolina.

For example, despite their ripples of fat, super-sized Sumo wrestlers probably have a better metabolic profile than some of their slim, sedentary spectators, Bell said. That’s because the wrestlers’ fat is primarily stored under the skin, not streaking throughout their vital organs and muscles.

The good news is that internal fat can be easily burned off through exercise or even by improving your diet. Web Link:(Alkaline Lifestyle!)

“Even if you don’t see it on your bathroom scale, caloric restriction and physical exercise have an aggressive effect on visceral fat,” said Dr. Bob Ross, an obesity expert at Queen’s University in Canada.
Because many factors contribute to heart disease, Teichholz says it’s difficult to determine the precise danger of internal fat — though it certainly doesn’t help.
“Obesity is a risk factor, but it’s lower down on the totem pole of risk factors,” he said, explaining that whether or not people smoke, their family histories and blood pressure and cholesterol rates are more important determinants than both external and internal fat.
When it comes to being fit, experts say there is no short-cut. “If you just want to look thin, then maybe dieting is enough,” Bell said. “But if you want to actually be healthy, then exercise has to be an important component of your lifestyle.” End of Article.

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When every one comments on How Great You Look,

Tell them you got that way while watching TV!

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