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Body Fat & Human Health
By: Dr. Skip Hellen ND, CNC (Health Doctor)
 Rev. 7/10/2013

Body fat has long been a problem for both women and men, particularly in modern times. The fat that has traditionally been the most difficult to shed has been belly fat in men, thigh and gluteus (but) fat in women. This fat is unsightly especially during summer months when folks want to shed their cloths and sunbath. This puts increased pressure on folks who are understandably self-conscious about their fat body appearance.

Bodybuilders have been constantly frustrated with shedding the stubborn body fat in these problem areas. The fact is the subcutaneous fat in these areas serve as a reliable indicator of how much total fat is present in the body. When this subcutaneous fat is reduced total body fat is reduced. This stubborn fat, then, tells us that excess body fat is present and biochemical imbalance is almost currently the foundation of the problem. Of course, excessive fat no matter where it is located is not healthy, and represents a symptom of habitual unhealthy behavior, chronic biochemical imbalance which leads to more serious health problems in the future if behavior patterns are not changed and biochemical balance isn't restored. The longer biochemical imbalance exists the more biological damage (aging) accumulates and the less healthy we become.       

Primary types of body fat
1. Subcutaneous/intramuscular (generally represents around 80% of total body fat) – Subcutaneous fat is present just under the skin and gives the skin a plump, padded look. Intramuscular fat as the name implies is contained inside and around muscle tissue.
2. Visceral (most dangerous to health) – This fat surrounds the body's internal organs.

Primary causes of fat accumulation
1. Increased caloric intake (excessive consumption beyond biological needs)
2. Reduction in activity (inadequate activity/exercise - low metabolic set point & biochemical activity)

Secondary causes of fat accumulation usually results from the primary causes
1. Biochemical imbalance (toxic accumulation and/or malnutrition)
2. Insulin resistance (reduced insulin ability to effectively manage blood sugar)
3. Hormone problems (production and/or distribution problems)
4. Systemic degradation (rapid aging - biological damage - illness, disease)

Serious problems associated with chronic excessive fat and obesity
1. Increased risk of disease (heart, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, arthritis, osteoporosis just to name a few) 
2. Slow metabolism (compromised body function)
3. Lethargy (inadequate exercise)
4. Biological degradation (rapid aging)

Insulin resistance
Insulin is charged with lowering blood glucose by increasing transport into cells and promoting the conversion of glucose to. Insulin resistance is essentially a byproduct of two chronic behavior problems.
1. Habitual unhealthy consumptive habits (diet) of excessive sugar and refined carbohydrates (Standard American Diet SAD).
2. Nutritional deficiency resulting from habitual consumptive habits (diet) deficient in nutritional value essential for maintaining biochemical balance (health).
As you can see, both the problems leading to insulin resistance have at their base chronic unhealthy behavior habits. With unhealthy habits being the foundational problem, the way to resolve this problem is to change behavior to healthy habits by reducing consumption of refined (processed) carbohydrates (bread, cakes, pastries, candy, sugar beverages etc.). By doing so, one can significantly reduce accumulated body fat.

Metabolic rate (low metabolic set point)
Another primary cause of body fat accumulation is metabolic rate reduction. Metabolic rate reduction is frequently part of the natural aging process. As the body ages, biological activity slows as a result of normal ware and tear of life (biological damage) gradually compromising healthy systemic function. This is frequently compounded by lethargy (lower or no activity – exercise).

Along with less activity (exercise) comes less removal of biochemical waste, less hormone production and release, decreasing metabolic rate and a decreased ability to burn calories and fat efficiently (slower metabolism). Many ask, “Why young people can consume so much less than healthy high calories and stay so lean?” The reason is relatively simple, young people tend to be more active and have experienced less biological damage which tends to slows metabolism, hence, their bodies generally function much more efficiently and  burn calories better. For this reason, we must exercise more not less and consume less not more as we age. Yes, we must watch our health habits more closely to slow aging and remain young longer.    

Ways to reduce body fat quickly
1. Eliminate all processed sugars and refined carbohydrates from the diet. This will immediately lower total caloric intake.
2. Consume several small meals daily (raw, fresh, organic fruits and vegetables are best) instead of a few large meals.
3. Drink more water – 1 oz. per each 2 lbs. of body weight per day of pure water (distilled - no chemical water is best).
4. Deep breathing (3-5 times daily minimum) – Increases oxygen, reduces stress and blood born carbonic acid.
5. Exercise regularly (reduces stress & systemic toxic accumulation, increases respiration & metabolic rate) – 3-5 times weekly 15-30 min. per exercise session (cardio, rebounding & moderate resistance training is best, slowly increase intensity for improvement).
6. Interval/cycle training – Short bursts (30-60 seconds) of high intensity exercise followed by short periods (30-90 seconds) of rest. best results are achieved with 7 cycles 2-3 times a week.
7. Reduce or eliminate emotional stress – Stress negatively effects healthy biochemistry disrupting healthy biological balance (homeostasis) the foundation of health and vitality

Summary
Excessive body fat accumulation is a significant health problem and currently an epidemic in America. The primary types of body fat are, subcutaneous & intramuscular which represents around 80% of total body fat and visceral fat which surrounds the waist and organs and is most health threatening. There are essentially two primary causes of body fat accumulation, excessive caloric consumption and reduction of activity (exercise) both of which are behavior based. Chronic unhealthy behavior triggers many secondary causes which in turn lead to a wide range of serious health related problems. Insulin resistance is perhaps the most common symptom of the primary and secondary causes associated with excessive body fat accumulation. A healthy change in behavior and consumptive habits can eliminate this problem. Metabolic set point is critical to how efficient the body manages calories and body fat. A healthy change in regular activity levels (increased exercise) can eliminate this problem as well. In addition, there are a number of positive health habits one can employ that will reduce body fat and increase health such as increased water consumption, deep breathing, reducing stress, as well as proper consumptive habits and healthy meal planning. Because the problems associated with excessive body fat accumulation are a result of unhealthy habits, namely overconsumption and lack of activity (exercise). All the problems associated with body fat accumulation can be effectively resolved with proper knowledge, effective behavior change, discipline, willpower and dedication.

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Important understanding
It’s important to understand that optimal health can only be achieved and maintained when nutritional, physical, and mental requirements are met resulting in systemic biological balance (homeostasis).

The following are the cornerstones of success with anything in life, make these qualities an important part of your life strategy and you will achieve excellence in anything you do. 

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9. (Mentor) Help another achieve personal health excellence

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The important thing to remember is consumptive habits (foods) will form the foundation of either optimal health or illness and disease. The old saying "you are what you eat" is absolutely true when it comes to health.

Developing strong personal character (respect, belief, knowledge, discipline, commitment) are the cornerstones of all personal excellence accomplishments. Taking the "Declaration of Health Independence" pledges and adopting the behavior principles solidifies a vital first step on the road to optimal health success. These pledge commitments not only help develop the skills required to accomplish the goal but better define the path to personal health excellence. The second step is purchasing a litmus test kit to accurately monitor health progress. (see below for event test kit sale)

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