“Bringing Sexy Back” – Cleanse CRAZE!

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“I’m Bringing Sexy Back”

 This is still one of my favorite catchy tunes. It’s a great song by Justin Timberlake, but unfortunately “Bring sexy back” isn’t as easy as belting out some lyrics to your steering wheel.  If it was as easy as singing that song, I don’t think 2 out of every 3 people in America today would struggle with obesity!

 

If I had a nickel for every time I heard…………

 “But Doc, I eat clean and exercise 3x’s a week and I can’t lose a pound!” Unfortunately, it is way more complicated than that.”

Is the whole world wrong?

Does eating healthy and exercise help?  Of course! How is it possible that you are exercising and eating right, yet STILL can’t lose that stubborn belly fat? Chemistry. One of the best ways to jump start chemistry and help it get back on track is a cleanse.   Think of the human body like a computer that runs 24/7 without any down time or an IT guy to update our software and remove all the malware.

Cleansing is reboot that helps reset and remove Malware.

There are some beneficial cleanses being advertised everywhere on the internet, but remember that not everything on the internet is true, and not every drug advertised has been evaluated or approved by the FDA.  There is system to helping the body get back on track and it must be done in the correct order.

Reduce inflammation in the gut.

We prefer shakes in this step. Shakes are good because your body doesn’t have to work hard to digest the food and grab as many nutrients as possible.

Heal the gut lining.

So many people present with Leaky Gut Syndrome!(link) If you start detoxing and your gut is leaking like an old sink in a 1890 farmhouse, then you are just recycling the garbage back into the system.  Which only makes you SICKER!

Destroy who doesn’t belong, but keep your allies.

This can mean parasites, yeast, bacteria,  or viruses that set up camp in your GI tract. It’s a perfect place to live, warm, moist and full of food.

Intercellular Detox.

Many cleanses can help around the cell, but very few work on what is *in* the cell.  It’s like having a beautiful Apple Pie but when you cut into it, it’s full of bolts.  Make the cell detox.  Remove all the toxins that are leeching off the cell.

 

Our cleanse/weight loss program will do just that: help detoxify you, lower inflammation, give you proper nutrients, and show you the correct way to eat.   Our cleanse has been a huge success for everyone involved and I invite you to “Bring YOUR sexy” back this year.

Why I Chose to be a Massage Therapist

Massage has always helped me de-stress.

I like to have fun. You might ask why that’s the first thing I would say, but if you dig deep you’ll understand. It’s fun to meet new people. It’s fun to solve problems. It is fun to be the name people are talking about when another asks for a solution. Massage has always helped me de-stress. About six years ago became an inspirational way to make new acquaintances. It was when I found out I was talented in a field I had never considered, so I wished to explore this new talent to its extent. In other words, in this field I’ll never run out of the phrase, ‘what’s next?’ I want to help people and satisfy my own curiosity in one package.

I haven’t been disappointed in my decision.

In two years, I haven’t been disappointed in my decision. There are difficulties, sure, but I haven’t regretted it once. I’ve recently been in contact with a slew of my old classmates from Gwinnett College, and the majority of them have decided on a different avenue of life. I’m relatively sure that I’ll never know their true reasons for their change of heart, but what I do know is what they’ve told me. One grew bored. Another said that it was too hard and yet another just ‘forgot’ to renew their license and didn’t feel like going through the hassle to reapply.  It’s not all hardship, though. I just finished working an event with a classmate who was there for the same reason as I. We were organized by a third classmate who couldn’t be there herself, but had the connections and skills to bring people who were available. Personally, I’ve loved seeing who flourishes where in this business.

-RJ Seeley

Massage Therapist

Balding Blues – Not Just a Problem for Men

As a man, there is nothing worse than losing your hair and balding.  Trust me I know!  Every man in my entire family, on both sides, doesn’t have hair – I was doomed from day one!  At first the thought of losing my hair drove me crazy. Thoughts and doubts constantly replayed in my mind, “am I still attractive?”, “does this mean I’m officially old?”, “what will my wife think??”, and mainly “WHY??!”; and then one day I just embraced it and decided to shave off what little I had.  I looked weird to myself and even to my wife but it soon grew on both of us.

I would sometimes feel down, but I know that while it is hard for a man to deal with hair loss, it is nothing compared to the emotions a woman goes through when faced with it. With these women, and their male counterparts, the main question is “why?” and “what can I do to stop this from happening?”.

Most women who start losing their hair automatically assume it must be their thyroid, because that’s what the almighty google or worse, WebMD Symptom Checker, tells them.  This can be a cause to hair loss in women, but it’s not the only cause and choosing to self-treat for this one cause can have negative effects.

Why the Hair Loss?

Estrogen dominance!  Estrogen becomes a bully and testosterone cowers in retreat. Yes; too much of one hormone causes another to drop!  Here is how it works:  All hormones are made from Cholesterol, and it gets converted into a chemical called prednisolone, which turns into DHEA, which turns into testosterone, which turns into estrogen.  I’m giving you the cliff note version of this.

If a woman’s body becomes dominated by estrogen, whether be it from stress, diet, thyroid, viruses, or Gi issues; the body will steal testosterone to make more estrogen.   This naturally creates a steady decline of testosterone in the body.

Many doctors and health care professions will either give testosterone or DHEA directly to supplement declining hormone.  Although this is sometimes effective at first; the body is no dummy.

Use it or loose it!  If you give the body the hormone for a long enough period of time, your body will simply stop making it.   The body is about conservation, not waste.

Another very common ‘cure’ is to give DHEA, and again, very effective at first, but something interesting happens with straight DHEA – it helps testosterone convert to estrogen faster!  Not what we want.  7 Keto DHEA is an excellent choice in this scenario because it does not let testosterone get converted to estrogen.

What causes the loss when you have a thyroid issue? Here are the Top 6:

  1. Ferritin is a major player in hair production. It stimulates the root of the hair follicle to grow. It is very common that hypo and hyper thyroid patients have very low ferritin and iron levels in their bodies.
  2. Low stomach acid Low stomach acid has been associated with decreased iron absorption. It has also been associated with leaky gut syndrome and other digestive disorders. When you absorb less nutrients, your body suffers.
  3. Autoimmune 80% of patients with thyroid problems are actually in an autoimmune state! In many cases the body gets confused and may attack another area of the body or many areas of the body.  Alopecia in particular, is an autoimmune disorder which directly affects the follicles of the hair, thus causing unnatural balding.
  4. Adrenal FatigueYour ‘fight or flight’ system, enough said! We are all way too stressed out, but that doesn’t change the issues our stress causes in our bodies. Again in a cliff note version, the body will steal the mother hormone prednisolone to make more cortisol.  Yes, the chemical that causes belly fat, leaving no room for it to make any DHEA to make testosterone.
  5. DietIt has been scientifically proven time and time again that high carb and high sugar diets make a complete mess of the body. They interfere with thyroid conversion and just about every other hormone. Eating is our chemical power plant and if you put junk in, you will get junk out.
  6. Other Drugs and ‘Supplements

Commonly used ‘vitamins’, diet pills, etc.

  • Acne medications containing vitamin A (retinoids)
  • Antibiotics and antifungal drugs
  • Antidepressants
  • Birth control pills
  • Anticlotting drugs
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • Drugs that suppress the immune system
  • Drugs that treat breast cancer
  • Epilepsy drugs (anticonvulsants)
  • High blood pressure medications (anti-hypertensives), such as beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Parkinson’s disease drugs
  • Steroids
  • Thyroid medications
  • Weight loss drugs

There is rarely a ‘one size fits all’ solution to your health.

The main point here is that there is rarely a ‘one size fits all’ solution to your health. Before you try every solution that worked for the most popular celebrity, or your friend at work; you owe it to your health to see a doctor who is committed to finding the actual cause of *your* body’s imbalances. Not just what the latest medical journals say, or what the pharmaceutical companies are pushing that month.

You can trust the husband and wife team at Sugar Hill Spine and Wellness. Make an appointment today, and see the difference.