… with daily supplements of Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).
In this study, twelve weeks of daily supplementation with Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) produced an average 0.7 kg decrease in body weight and an average decrease in total body fat of 0.6 kg. The results were published in the journal Nutrition.
CLA is a fatty acid naturally present in meat and dairy products. Due to changes in the Western diet, average intake of CLA has fallen; if the fat is removed from a dairy product to make a low-fat version that will be acceptable to consumers, CLA is removed along with it.
The dose is 3-4 g/d for 12 weeks. I measure body weight, body fat mass, fat percentage, and hydration levels using the Total Health System. I recommend the Metagenics & Xymogen brand CLA. Along with taking CLA for weight loss, I teach my clients which exercises to strat doing to improve posture, strength, and mobility. There are no adverse effects from taking CLA alone.
Nutrition Feb 2012
I have a lot of clients that desire weight loss and I never give up on trying to help clients be successful in weight loss.
I have clients schedule to come in specifically to address this issue. I obtain information like current medications, weight, height, and body composition analysis (body fat, lean muscle mass, water hydration). I provide individualized options for weight loss. The current top 5 weight loss methods include: diet, exercise, behavioral modification, drugs, and surgery. I use diet, exercise, and behavioral modification as my main ingredients for any weight-loss program. I am big on teaching clients which exercises are best for them to burn off the most calories in the least amounty of time. We often start with a 30 minute walking program and move forward from there. If time is an issue then breaking exercise up into 10- to 15-minute increments, 2-3 times daily can be as effective as 30 minutes all at once. But you cannot exercise your way out of a bad diet. Each person gets a personalized diet plan.
I now offer an on-line computerized help program that allows you and I to interact for more effective weight loss. If you are interested in this very effective weight management program please call my office at 310-370-4511.
The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging reports that three cups of green tea per day may help elderly people with metabolic syndrome lose weight.
Scientists from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) report that green tea consumption was linked to an average loss of 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs) over a 60-day period and a reduction in waist circumference of about 2 cm (0.8 in).
The potential benefits of green tea may be related to the ability of the polyphenols in the beverage to increase thermogenesis or via an alternate mechanism of appetite suppression.
Other benefits of green tea include reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s and improving cardiovascular and oral health.
The new study involved elderly people with metabolic syndrome (MetS). MetS refers to a cluster of conditions, including high blood pressure, raised blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist or low HDL (the “good” cholesterol) and increased blood triglycerides—all of which are known to significantly increase the risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Forty-five elderly people with MetS were randomly assigned to one of two groups: The first group was required to consume three cups of green tea per day made from 1.0 g sachets, and the other group was instructed not to make changes to their lifestyle.
After 60 days of intervention, the researchers report that the green tea group displayed “statistically significant weight loss” from an average of 71.5 kg (157.6 lbs) at the start of the study to 70.3 kg (154.9 lbs) at the end. No significant changes were observed in the control group.
In addition, both groups displayed significant decreases in BMI and waist circumference, but the decreases were greater in the green tea group, the researchers said.
What is functional food? It is MACRONUTRIENTS (protein/carbs/fats). It is MICRO-NUTRIENTS (vitamins & minerals) that are researched, manufactured at a Pharmaceutical grade and are administered to the patient at a therapeutic level at the same time clients start the Paleo diet.
What ALL that means is:
The right type and amount of proteins/carbs/fats along with the proper supplements that your body needs to work properly.
It is “Bio-Available” which means that the Functional Food is readily absorbed and digested by your body. Your body doesn’t have to “work” to get the nutrients – it’s like “medicine” in the fact that it goes right into the system and gives the body what it needs.
When that happens – your body is finally getting what it needs to function properly -cravings go away!
You start feeling so much better and you naturally start making healthier food choices!
I use the line of Metagenics, Xymogen & Standard Process functional foods while my patients get acquinted with the Paleo diet.
Posted by DrTucker in Blog, Female issues, Healthy Aging, Nutrition, Weight loss on 07 12th, 2012 | no responses
Older women with low levels of vitamin D, may be more likely to gain weight, a new study indicates.
Researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, OR said their findings are significant since most women aged 65 and older do not have enough vitamin D in their blood.
The researchers followed more than 4,600 women aged 65 and older over the course of nearly five years. The study found the women with low levels of vitamin D gained about two more pounds during that time than those with normal levels of the vitamin.
Low levels of vitamin D were found in 78% of the women. These women generally weighed several pounds more to begin with. In the group of women that did gain weight, those with insufficient vitamin D levels gained 18.5 pounds over five years. In comparison, the women with normal vitamin D levels gained 16.4 pounds during that time frame.
The author said “Nearly 80% of women in our study had insufficient levels of vitamin D”. Older women may need higher doses of vitamin D to keep their bones strong and prevent fractures.
Journal of Women’s Health.
Posted by DrTucker in Articles by Dr. Tucker, Blog, Healthy Aging, Nutrition, Paleo Diet, Weight loss on 04 12th, 2012 | no responses
As treating doctors, we need a strategy to deal with two of the major health problems of our time: obesity and diabetes. It will be critical for chiropractors to integrate their artistic dimension into the perspectives of food science, diet, nutrition, exercise, sustainability and philosophy.
It has always been my personal philosophy as a chiropractor to help patients connect or reconnect to a more natural mind set. We live in a culture that extols processed foods. From sunrise to sunset, we move at a fast pace eating “fast foods.” All we really need to do with any food plan is ask yourself, “How do you look, how do you feel, and how do you perform?” Our ancestors were lean and muscular and had to perform vigorous tasks to survive, therefore, I have turned to our ancestral eating style or Paleolithic diet (Paleo Diet) to help guide my patients out of being overweight, obese, pre-diabetic/Type 2 diabetic and to develop lean and muscular bodies.
Here is my weight loss program (you can call it an “anti-aging” program, “therapeutic lifestyle changes,” or whatever fits you).
To read more…
Posted by DrTucker in Abdominals, Blog, Nutrition, Paleo Diet, Weight loss on 12 16th, 2011 | 2 responses
Most of us have been led to believe that lowering your blood sugar is the be-all, end-all solution to type 2 diabetes. But what if that is a mistake that misses the REAL underlying trigger of not just what causes type 2 diabetes, but all major age-related illnesses? Elevated blood sugar is just a SYMPTOM of underlying metabolic, physiologic, and biochemical processes that are out of balance.
Lowering blood sugar with medications does NOT address the underlying triggers that give rise to the high blood sugar in the first place. I work with clients to shift focus from trying to manage blood sugar with drugs, as millions unfortunately incorrectly do now, to fixing the underlying problems that CAUSE excessive levels of blood sugar.
I am very focused on weight loss, particularly around the belly…Reducing joint pain…Improved energy…More stable, enjoyable moods…Lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
I do this using the Paleo Diet and proper individualized exercise programs. Call me at 310-473-2911 for an appointment.
Dr. Jeffrey Tucker’s “ Weight Control” Program Addresses:
- Making healthy food choices
- Preventing chronic disease formation
- Improving body composition
- Reducing body fat storage
- Increasing lean muscle mass
- Reducing inflammation
- Improving blood sugar management
- Reducing hyperinsulinemia and hyperglycemia
- Increasing exercise & physical activity = gentle movement therapy & strength training
Weekly Sessions With Dr. Tucker
1. The Initial Health Consultation: Forms/Assessment/BIA
A. Objective Data Collection
B. BIA and vitals
C. Review of Findings
D. Begin Education and Health Coaching
E. Exercise recommendations
2. Meal plan/supplement recommendations
3. ‘Functional Movement Screen’ to develop personalized exercise program
4. Private Exercise session – begin free weights or kettlebell training
6. Private Exercise session
7. Private Exercise session
8. Private Exercsie session
9. Retest FMS/BIA
10. Private Exercise session
11. Retest FMS/BIA
12. Re-evaluate goals with Dr. Tucker
FMS = Functional Movement Screen
BIA = Bioimpedance Analysis
Charging for Programs
- Determine what method of payment will work best for patients.
- Determine cost of services.
- Supplements are charged for separately.
Insurance billing: Dr. Tucker’s office will bill your insurance company for the following: the office visits and exercise sessions. This will include:
Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA)
- A4556 BIA Electrodes (2 sets @ 15 each)
- Provides: Body composition, fluid distribution, phase angle
- This test can be performed as often as necessary to document changes in body fat and lean muscle mass.
To contact Dr. Tucker, call 310-473-2911. Call for an appointment and take the first step to a slender, fit, healthy body.
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina compared two large-scale studies covering the period 1988 to 2006 and found the percentage of adults with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 rose from 28 percent to 36 percent. Come in to the office and I’ll test your body fat.
The number of people exercising three times a week or more fell from 53 percent to 43 percent, while the number of people eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day fell by nearly 40 percent.
If this sounds like you, I’m here to help you reach your weight and fitness goals (and lower your blood pressure & cholesterol). Don’t know what to eat? Don’t know what to do? •Call my office at 310-473-2911