Learn how to Lose Weight - The Missing Links of Health.
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Yo! Today we are starting a brand new series of videos, I want to call them the missing links. And the reason why I am calling them the missing links is because these are the various aspects and components of health that kind of fly under the radar. And what I mean by that is that when we go to the doctor and we present them a particular symptom, the doctor tends to most of the time just treat us at a symptom level. They tend to forget about or not address the things that may be lurking underneath that cause of those symptoms to arise in the first place. Or let's say we are overweights and we go to your personal trainer or we go to your dietitian, the personal trainer usually addresses the fitness component of things and the dietitian just looks at the diet part of it, but they may not be educated on the other systems that may be malfunctioning and causing your weight gain. And so today what we are going to do is like an introductory kind of kick off video to kind of show you one of my basic models that I call the Iceberg model. And so when you think about a Iceberg, if you can imagine being out on a ship out on the ocean somewhere and you come upon a Iceberg and you see this big huge mass of ice above the water and you tend to being an are of what you see. But we often tend to forget about the huge mass of ice that's lurking underneath and so this is kind of analogous to our medical model and so as I said earlier and you go to the doctor and you have got symptoms. And so the symptoms are the tip of our Iceberg and what the doctor usually does is if they don't send you home saying that nothing is wrong with you when obviously there is because you wouldn't have been in their in the first place the doctor will give you some type of drug, some type of pill and what that pill does is what it's going to do, it's going to saw off the tip of the Iceberg, saws that deal of and so you don't have that anymore, well at the same time you still have the conditions lurking beneath that caused those symptoms to arise. Now one of those symptoms that can go out of wack in order to cause that tip of the Iceberg to peak above the water, we have got hormones, we have got the immune system, of course we have got the diet which is probably the most important thing here and we have talked a lot about that we have got the detoxification system and we have got the GI system and GI is just another way of saying the gastric and intestinal system or the digestive system. And so over the next couple of weeks we are going to be talking mostly about the hormonal system. Hormones are extremely important and actually what is a hormone? Most people don't know what is a hormone. A hormone is a chemical messenger that tells your cells what they need to be doing. It says hey cell, you need to do this and the cell does and that cell is going to keep you healthy. However if your hormones are unbalanced and they are usually unbalance these days because we are under so much stress, then you are going to have problems as you are going to have loss of sex drive, you are going to have weight gain and you are going to have weight gain because when your hormones are unbalance if you are making cortisol which is a stress hormone and not enough DHEA, if you have that unbalance then you are not going to be able to regulate your blood sugar properly, you are going to loose some thyroid function okay and so those who are going to make you again gain weight. So that's one of those underline issues that we tend to forget about in terms of weight gain. It's also going to impair your memory alright it's going to impair your immunity and so your immunity is another system here. We have something called our mucosal barrier and that's the mucosal barrier and it's kind of like our second skin. And what it does is that it protects from the various bacteria and pathogens that can invade in our body. Now a god way to compromise that second skin is to have an imbalanced hormonal system. A