Optimum Nutrition Plan

By Dr. Rick Tague

DEMAND CREATES NEW NUTRITION PROGRAM AT CFN!

We’ve heard your cries for help and we’ve taken action! Many people have come to us searching for answers. As you know, since 1996, we’ve assisted thousands* of people in their pursuit of weight loss and maintenance through medically based nutrition plans and lifestyle changes. Our Optimum Weight Loss program was literally created with the intent of rescuing people from weight related diseases and to guide them down the road to maximum health and productivity.

Melatonin

By Dr. Rick Tague

MELATONIN

Melatonin is a hormone released by the pineal gland in the brain, especially at night.  It’s production is stimulated by dark and inhibited by light.  Melatonin levels are much higher in children than in adults.  Levels decline as we age.

Melatonin is very effective at establishing and maintaining a normal sleep cycle.  Timing is very important in the use of Melatonin.  For best results, take it as close to bedtime as possible.  We recommend  using sublingual Melatonin that dissolves under the tongue for the fastest, most effective results.  Purity and quality of product is very important, as it is with all hormones.

Glycemic Index, What’s It All About?

By Dr. Rick Tague

Glycemic Index (GI) is an effective way to measure a carbohydrate-containing food’s effect on blood sugar. Some foods produce a higher blood sugar level than others. Low glycemic index foods generally have less of an impact on blood sugar levels because their carbohydrates break down more slowly, releasing glucose more gradually into the bloodstream.

Green Tea, How Much Do You Need

By Dr. Rick Tague

How Much Green Tea Do You Need?

Feel like drinking 8-10 cups of Green Tea a day?   That’s about how much you would have to drink to get some of the health benefits associated with Green Tea.  For over 4,000 years, Chinese medicine has used green tea for depression, immune enhancement, detoxification, and as an energizer.  Green Tea is processed less than common teas.  Less processing maintains natural chemicals providing metabolic, antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial and antiviral properties.  Since most Americans don’t drink that much Green Tea, we recommend that you take CFN Ultra Green Tea 2-3 times per day.  It is decaffeinated and it’s concentrated with the active ingredient EGCG.  Each capsule has the EGCG equivalent of about 5 cups of green tea.

Childhood Obesity

By Dr. Rick Tague

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month:  Be aware every month, not just September!

September has been designated Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.  Although this is a great tool to build awareness about a growing problem (pardon the pun), every month should be focused on identifying and helping children who are suffering the immediate and eventually, long-term consequences of being over weight.

Vitamin D

By Dr. Rick Tague

Vitamin D

Are you getting enough?   Probably not.  For up to half the year in Kansas and other states north of Texas, the limited sunshine will not allow us to produce any vitamin D.  Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because sunlight starts a chain reaction that produces the vitamin in your skin.   90% of our vitamin D comes from exposure to the sun.  The human body can generate 20,000 IU of vitamin D from 30 minutes of summer sun.  However, most people in the U.S. get  daily intake from food and sun well below ideal, especially in the winter months.  The amount of sunshine, time outside, sunscreen use, time of year, and the distance we live from the equator all play a role in the amount of vitamin D our bodies produce.  If you are overweight, over age 60, African American, or Hispanic, you are at high risk of deficiency.

Omentum Fat

By Dr. Rick Tague

One Moment…ummm…what’s an Omentum?

Omentum Fat by any other name is still the same…Belly Fat, Beer Gut, Abdominal Fat, Spare Tire, Visceral Fat, Intra-Abdominal Adiposity (IAA)…it’s the “sheet” of unhealthy fat located deep inside the abdomen, underneath the muscles in your stomach.  There are three primary kinds of fat: the fat in our bloodstream known as triglycerides, subcutaneous fat which is the fat just beneath the skin, and omentum fat.  Omentum fat is readily available to the liver, and then shipped off to the arteries where it can be linked to health risks like high LDL (the bad cholesterol).  It’s this fat that is especially harmful to your health!