Lose Weight Naturally ~ With Hemp!

It has been estimated that two thirds of Americans are overweight. But being overweight isn’t the only condition that is of concern. Additional weight can cause a multitude of health problems – heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, arthritis, sleep apnea, gallstones, and other conditions.

Industrialized nations in general have strayed from natural, whole foods and turned to faster, processed, chemical-laden foods, foods high in sugar and salt content, starch-laden products that are more chemicals than actual nutritional food. There is also more of a sedentary life-style; in turn, all of these add up to an overweight nation.

We’ve become a pill-based society. Aches and pains? Take a pill. Illnesses? Take a pill. Disease? Take a pill (or 20). Want to lose weight? Take a pill. We’ve become attached to using chemicals to treat something that in MOST cases simple nutrition can prevent, cure, or treat.

Have you noticed that some prescription medications have severe side effects, which in turn are treated with MORE chemical medications? Our ancestors knew that the best way to cure illness and disease was with nature; the best way to keep our bodies at a healthy, optimum level was to consume nature’s own products. Many herbs and plants are still, today, used to treat our aches and pains, and are taken to KEEP our bodies balanced and healthy.

One of the BEST plant sources for weight loss is HEMP. Hemp seed is one of the most nutritionally complete and perfect plant foods on the planet, with the perfect ratio of Omega fatty acids and edestin protein (the type of protein nearest to human globulin). It is an adequate source of calcium, iron, and all essential amino acids. Because hemp is so nutritionally dense, eating it will help satiate the appetite – the body will not be starving for nutrients and the cravings will disappear.

One important factor in weight loss is ingesting sufficient Omega fatty acids. Omega 3s are linked to regulating mood, sleep, and reactions to stress (all of these are contributing factors to obesity). Hemp is also an anti-inflammatory, which will also contribute to weight loss; hemp metabolizes fat and reduces water retention.

And there is MORE! Hemp increases energy, boosts the immune system, relieves aches and stress, reduces cholesterol, helps treat diabetes, and protects against heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.

I personally have lost over 40 pounds by eating more raw foods, as well as incorporating hemp seeds, hemp seed oil, and hemp-based food products into my diet. My cravings disappeared, I slept better, I wasn’t constantly hungry. The hemp seeds gave my body a sense of well-being and definitely more energy!

There is a movement, a recognition, a desire to be more healthy, to be at a healthy weight. Healthy nutrition and lifestyle = healthy weight, and what better way to do that than with nature’s best weight loss formula? ~ Hemp!

Treating Cardiovascular Disease With Hemp

Every 35 seconds someone in the United States dies of heart disease. Nearly 10% of Americans have heart disease, and cardiovascular disease is the number 1 killer in the United States.

Cardiovascular disease is a general term that covers many types of heart/vascular ailments.  Cardiovascular disease is damage to the heart and/or blood vessels, and this damage is caused by atherosclerosis (excess fat build-up – plaque) in the arteries.

Healthy arteries are elastic, flexible, and very strong. They carry oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body. However, when they are clogged with fatty buildup they cause the blood pressure to raise. This pressure, if not treated, will cause the arteries to become hard, which in turn makes it difficult for them to circulate the needed oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.

Cardiovascular disease is caused by many factors : smoking, being overweight (which can also be reduced by incorporating hemp seeds and hemp seed oil into the diet), lack of exercise, and unhealthy eating habits.

Adding hemp seeds and hemp seed oil to the diet is a great way to start the path to a healthier heart (along with exercise, stopping smoking, consuming healthier foods). The Omega fatty acids in hemp are in the perfect 3:1 ratio – optimum for the human body. The polyunsaturated fats in hemp are a perfect replacement for saturated fats in the diet and can reduce blood cholesterol levels. The LA in hemp seed may reduce arterial thrombosis.

Omega 6 fatty acid and GLA have been shown to decrease cholesterol.

Omega 3 fatty acid helps aid in arterial elasticity, as well as promoting healthy cells and blood vessels.

Introducing hemp seeds and hemp seed oil into the daily diet may prevent or reduce the instance of heart disease.

Hemp is definitely good for you…and your heart.