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Dr. Oz’s 3 Step Plan To Boost Your Fat Burning Hormones & Hormone Balancing Hormones Holy Basil, I3C, CLA

Every look into the mirror and your eyes automatically focus in on one certain area of your body that you aren’t comfortable with?  Do you have trouble losing weight in problem areas like your belly, butt, and/or thighs?  If this sounds like you, you have plenty of company.  Today (November 11, 2013) Dr. Oz invited Dr. Natasha Turner on to the show (Naturopathic doctor) to share her plan to put a charge on your hormones to help you melt away your fat and lose weight in a natural way.  Also be sure to check out the follow up segment when Dr. Oz talks about the Glyci-Med Diet Plan (a new twist on the Mediterranean Diet) to help you lose weight.

Hormone Boosting Plan Step 1 – Detox Your Digestional Tract

Dr. Oz and Dr. Natasha Turner discussed how your the foods you eat in your diet could be causing irritation in your digestive tract.  This can throw your hormones out of balance.  The results is increased food cravings and the inability to lose weight..  In Dr. Turner’s book, “The Supercharged Hormone Diet”, she talks about how you can reduce your food cravings, allergic responses, hormone imbalances and inflammation by simply changing your diet.  Here are some of the steps to action that you will need to make in your diet :

  • Cut out processed foods that are high in carbohydrates
  • Cut out sugar which causes havoc on your insulin levels, hormones, and ghrelin (these cause blood sugar spikes and increased appetite)
  • Dring 8 cups of detox water. (The detox water recipe listed below will help to detox your liver, support your digestion, and reduce your hunger and cravings)
  • Consume 35 grams of fiber per day or more.  The fiber will help to keep you feeling full.

Fat Burning Supplements To Take for Belly, Butt, and Back Fat

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Holy Basil can help to reduce “the stress hormone” cortisol levels (which is a contributor to belly fat)

Belly Fat – Are you one of those people who hold their weight in the belly area?  If so, you are not alone.  Dr. Oz said that this is a common area to hold fat.  Much of this is due to excess levels of the stress hormone, “cortisol”.  According to studies, excess cortisol encourages the storage of abdominal (belly) fat.  This may also cause bloating problems.

Supplement for Belly Fat – Holy Basil - Dr. Natasha Turner explained to Dr. Oz and the viewers at home that Holy Basil helps to combat stress.  In animal research studies, Holy Basil is effective at reducing blood sugar levels and your stress.  There was a human study that demonstrated that Holy Basil can ease your depression and lower your anxiety.

Supplement for Butt Fat – I3C (Indole-3Carbinol) - People who carry fat in their bottom and thighs is often due to high estrogen levels.  Dr. Natasha Turner suggested I3C.  Indole-3-Carbinol is a compound that is found in cruciferous veggies.  These veggies include : cabbage, cauliflower, or broccoli.  If your not getting enough of these foods in your diet you can take I3C supplements.  On today’s show Dr. Turner recommended taking 200 milligrams of I3C supplements two times each day.

Supplement for Upper Trunk and Back Fat – CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) - Do you gain weight in your upper trunk and/or back areas?  This may mean that your insulin levels are high. CLA is found in beef and some dairy.  CLA can reduce body fat and help you to increase satiety (the feeling of fullness).  However, studies suggest that Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) may negatively impact blood vessels.  Consult your physician before you take CLA.

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