Heartburn or GERD can Kill

Heartburn is a common annoyance. The busy lifestyle, quick meals, fatty or spicy foods all contribute to the occasional need of a chewable pain reliever. The acceptance of heartburn as an inconvenient, but natural, part of the daily grind can blind you to the warning that a severe heartburn symptom can bring.

Heartburn as a Disorder

Heartburn can be a symptom as well as a disorder. Simple heartburn or GERD can be controlled and dealt with. However, heartburn can signal the presence of a much more serious problem. If it’s heartburn, you will have a burning sensation in the chest usually after eating. There may be a spread of the burning to the throat, sometimes accompanied by a bad taste, difficulty in swallowing, belching, coughing, hoarseness and/or wheezing.

It can become worse by lying down or bending over or by eating. Relief can come from an antacid. While the more severe heartburn symptoms may be mistaken for a heart attack, simple heartburn is usually not made worse by exercise. If there is any concern that the pain may signal a heart attack, get help quickly.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

6 Week Body Makeover Blue Print - Body Type D Review

By Frank Further

Did you take the 6 Week Body Makeover Blue Print? What type of body do you have? Are you classified as a "D" person? This post will describe the attributes of a "D" body type and the reason why you're fat.

Your body type has a slower metabolism compared to the others. The reason why your metabolism is so slow is because your body has trouble building and maintaining lean muscle. Metabolism converts food into energy and lean muscle is the building block of having a fast metabolism. Your lack of lean muscle mass is what is causing you to be fat and slow down your metabolic rate.

A speedy metabolism is the key to fat loss. A lack of lean muscle tissue is the primary ingredient for fat gain. Your body tends to be heavy and droopy from too much fat weight. The proportion of muscle weight to fat weight in your body is disproportional. Your body is dense from fat and not from muscle. Muscle weight more than fat and in your case, your weight is due to too much fat.

The reason why you're overweight can be summed up by two primary reasons. The first factor is that you have a very slow metabolism that does not break down calories as fast as other body types. The other reason is because you do not have enough lean muscle mass to help your metabolism burn food energy fast enough to lose weight.

Sometimes lean muscle mass production can't be helped. Many people with D bodies were born with this genetic make-up. Other people have slowly become this way through their sedentary lifestyles. The main way to reverse this process is through eating the right foods and becoming more active.

Dieting can cause weight gain due to many reasons. The more you starve yourself, the more your body will seek energy from other sources. Diets with low carbohydrate intake are especially bad because your body start eating your lean muscle tissue. Since D body types do not have an adequate amount of lean muscle tissue, dieting will basically destroy what little muscle tissue you already had.

There is a right way and a wrong way to lose weight. Short term diets are very closed minded and do not focus on long-term effects. Learning how to eat right using program such as the 6 Week Body Makeover are the best way to lose weight and eat healthy for the rest of your life.

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