The real reason you can't resist that doughnut...

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    * The real reason you can't resist that doughnut...
    * Ditch the diet for lasting weight loss success...
    * Is there more to a build-up of earwax?
    * Introducing the ground-breaking new development in pain-relief...

Dear health-savvy friend,

According to the Mayo Clinic, although some people claim to feel rested on just a few hours of sleep at night, research shows that people who sleep less than 7-9 hours, don't perform as well on complex mental tasks as do people who do get the optimum amount of sleep.

And now, more research shows that a lack of sleep could be the reason you're battling to lose weight too. Take a look below...

The real reason you can't resist that doughnut...

By Christine O'Brien

When you're trying to lose weight, but that doughnut won't stop staring you down, what's the best course of action?

Grab a few carrot sticks? Lace up your running shoes and go out for a willpower-boosting jog? Or pull on a sleep mask and catch a nap?

It sounds a little crazy, but the last option could very well be your best one. Research presented last month at the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (I guess there really is a society for everything) shows that being sleepy during the day is associated with that "I can't help myself" feeling that comes with viewing high-calorie foods.

Basically, the part of the brain that is responsible for inhibitory control is decreased when you're sleepy during the day. This means that the doughnut, or piece of birthday cake, or greasy slice of pizza, is harder to resist when you're not caught up on sleep.

Since insufficient sleep is already linked to a lower metabolism, it's like a double whammy against that diet.

So, believe it or not, the best way to combat the siren call of that sugary treat may very well be to turn off the lights and get some sleep.

Ditch the diet for lasting weight loss success...

Start by ditching the word ‘diet’ from your vocabulary right now.

Even though you may initially lose weight fast by following popular diets, the weight just piles back on the minute you start eating normally again…. and you will eventually as it simply isn’t natural (let alone fun!) to live this way.

The secret to successful weight loss isn’t starving yourself, nor is it limiting your food choices or following a rigid pattern of eating.

The truth is, apart from being unsustainable in the long term, diets won’t work for many people as there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to weight loss. Find out how to ditch the diet for lasting weight loss success here...

Is there more to a build-up of earwax?

Question: My doctor told me I have excessive earwax buildup. My ears do get clogged up occasionally, but I never really thought of it as a big problem. After all, too much earwax isn't a disease, right?

Dr Wright: You're right to think that excess earwax is not in itself a disease. But it's a nuisance that signals a much more important problem, one that if left untreated could cause disease: Essential fatty acid insufficiency.

Essential fatty acids have many, many important functions, including (but certainly not limited to) preventing cardiovascular disease, preventing an enlarged prostate, maintaining normal brain cell membranes, regulating inflammation and maintaining soft skin.

First, you should have any earwax (or clogs caused by dried wax) removed for what's likely to be the very last time. Then start taking one tablespoon of cod liver oil and one tablespoon of flax oil at different times of the day. (This combination contains much more omega-3 fatty acid than omega-6, but since most people have much more omega-6 before supplementation, it should balance out.) Do this for two to four months, and its extremely likely that your earwax problems will be gone for good... As long as you continue to optimise your acid intake of essential fatty acids.

After two to four months, it's usually possible to cut back the essential fatty acid supplement to one tablespoon of flax oil daily. (Flax oil is approximately 50% omega-3, 30% omega-6, and 20% omega-9 fatty acids, which is a good balance for the long run.) However, those of you men who continue with flaxseed oil use should check with a physician skilled and knowledgeable in natural medicine to make sure the alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) contained in the flaxseed oil isn't overly suppressing your levels of 5 alpha reductase.

Remember, whenever you supplement with fatty acids, you also need to take extra quantities of vitamin E, preferably as mixed tocopherols. For the first two to four months, it's best to take 800IU daily. After that you can lower your dose to 400IU daily.

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In the name of health and happiness,  

Antoinette Pombo

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Antoinette Pombo

Health Bytes Editor

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