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.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Six Week Body Makeover - Body Type A

By Steve Oberman

Do you have loose droopy flesh and little lean muscle mass? Have you tried to lose weight your whole life and have been unsuccessful? Have you given up hope on losing weight? If you have answered "yes" to these questions, you are a Body Type A.

Do you feel like anything you eat makes you gain weight? Have you tried every type of diet and still gain weight? The reason why you keep gaining weight is because dieting does not work for you. Eating the right types of foods for your body will ensure that you lose weight.

Don't despair, there is hope. You CAN and you WILL lose weight if you follow the Six Week Body Makeover eating program. The reason why you gain weight is because your body's metabolism is so slow that it cannot keep up with your eating habits, even if you do not eat that food, your metabolism is too slow to burn calories.

Most times, you cannot help your condition, even though you blame yourself. Many Body Type A's have tried their whole lives to lose weight, but have failed miserably. This is because they do not understand how their body's work and what types of foods will make them lose weight, instead of gain weight.

The positive aspect of losing weight for Body Type A people is that they will lose weight the fastest. If you take the Michael Thurman diet, you can possibly lose up to 5 to 10 pounds in your very first week. Losing that much weight is unheard of and you might be a non-believer, however, if you follow the "Fast Track Meal Plan", it's absolutely possible to lose weight in the first week.

Your food choices are the cause for your gain weight. You can lose weight just by eating the correct foods for your body type. Try to focus on eating complex carbohydrates and lean proteins such as white fish and soy beans. The Michael Thurman diet will ensure that your custom meal plan will make you lose up to 5-10 lbs per week (results vary).

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