Alternatives to BMI when tracking weight loss

Alternatives to BMI when tracking weight loss
Alternatives to BMI when tracking weight loss

When you want to lose weight, one of the most important things that you can do is track your progress. For years one of the most popular tools for weight loss analysis was called the Body Mass Index, or BMI. However, today, the open limitations of the BMI are much more apparent.

If you are serious about losing weight, then it pays to find out some of the most important BMI alternatives. What can you use if you want to make sure you can lose weight and then analyze your results accordingly?

The limitations of BMI

The BMI is quite limited in that it does not take into account things like body muscle or body fat. Basically, by taking your height and weight, you can find out what your body mass should be for your own particular height.

However, a common story about why BMI does not work so well comes from Michael Jordan, the sports legend. He was in fantastic shape, but according to his BMI he was overweight – despite being a size 30 waist. Why was he told he was overweight? Because as a super-athlete, he was in supreme muscle-bound condition.

Muscle weighs more than fat, so someone can be well-cut and defined yet, by BMI ratings, would be classed as over their expected weight. This means that you can create a scenario where someone who is actually in fine condition might be chasing ways to cut weight when, in reality, they should be doing nothing of the sort.

By the same token, this works in another way entirely. You could be told that your BMI is perfectly healthy, but in reality you are a good bit over where you should be. It’s a good metric to use, but it does lack a lot of the context we need.

This is why using BMI alternatives is so important. While you could always use a BMI calculator such as the one from Just HCG to find out what your rating is, does it really tell you too much?

If you want to better prepare yourself for proper weight loss, it pays to invest some time and effort into finding out what changes you should make. Here are two popular BMI alternatives that make a fine differing opinion. This should help you out a lot when you want to lose weight. So, how can you go about making positive changes to your weight loss regime?

Relative Fat Mass Index

While the Relative Fat Mass Index (RFM) might be a new concept, it has quickly gained ground and authority across the weight loss industry. It’s very important to learn more about it, as it offers an interesting alternative to what you are using at present.

With the help of the ‘new and improved’ RFM, you can quickly wok out your fat mass. It can also be worked out simply by using a tape measure, which is obviously useful. Unlike other analysis models, this means that you can find out what your fat mass is for a few pounds!

The distance around your waist is taken and then put into relation to your height. This is simpler, it’s less open to interpretation and it does not need quite so much context and padding around it to make it a legitimate form of analysis. Not only that, but it also gives you the help that you need to make a genuine improvement to analysis as it offers you a better idea of whether or not the fat levels you hold presently are healthy or now.

This is one of the reasons why the RFM has become such a wise measure for you to use. it’s based on some very important changes to the procedure, reducing much of the work that you need to do in a bid to find out where your body is at presently. Since the RFM is very popular, it’s rated as equally as good as the DXA body scan – a professional piece of equipment that delivers one of the most accurate fat mass results.

So, with that in mind, you might wish to look into measuring your RFM. It could be one of the best solutions to use during weight loss. What else works, though?

Simple calculations

Of course, other options exist as well. For example, according to Professor Nick Trefethen, the Professor of Numerical Analysis at Oxford University, a simple change to the numbers can produce much better results.

According to Mr. Trefethen, all we need to do is get our weight on a set of scales. Then, take that weight and multiply it by 1.3. Then, divide this by your height to the power of 2.5. This is supposed to be produce a much better level of knowledge about the body, and it does tend to be more suitable for people of a taller nature.

Another option would be to use the Lean Mass Index, or LMI. This is also very popular, and has become a go-to choice for many people looking to lose weight and find out a more accurate representation of where they are. You should look to measure your FMI and LMI apart from one another, though for one simple reason: it will give you a better idea of how much fat, and muscle, you are carrying relative to your weight.

Obviously, you might appear to be heavier if you carry a lot of muscle. It’s important to keep that in mind, as your BMI does not make that clear when you are using it.

For this reason, we recommend that you spend a bit more time getting to grips with what your BMI can do – and what it cannot. If you wish to make more use of numbers to make analysis of your body a bit easier, then following along with all of the above should really help you out.

Your RFM and your LMI will go a long way to helping you get a much clearer picture of your progress than BMI.

Brain Function News

Brain function increased with haritaki research indicates
Brain function increased with haritaki research indicates

New research indicates Brain Function increased with Haritaki

The latest news is that Haritaki has been shown to increase brain function. Researchers found out to their surprise that haritaki improved brain function and slowed cognitive decline. This obviously is very profound considering the number of people who are noticing issues with brain function diseases such as Parkinson s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

The researchers  used the “cholinergic hypothesis” of Alzheimer’s disease which is linked to a decline in the amount of the acetylcholine in the brain.

 Researchers  discovered the biochemical and histopathological movements of the neurotransmitter markers that happen to the brain patterns of patients, and found that acetylcholine amounts were

The story here has more details about these research discoveries:

https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2018/07/12/Laila-Nutraceuticals-files-patent-on-highly-potent-herbal-blend-for-brain-health

Laila Nutraceuticals files patent on ‘highly potent’ herbal blend for brain health

 By Kacey Culliney

India-based herbal exports specialist Laila has developed a synergistic blend of Brahmi herb and haritaki fruit for use in dietary supplements and functional products targeting age-associated cognitive decline.

HTTPS://WWW.NUTRAINGREDIENTS.COM/ARTICLE/2018/07/12/LAILA-NUTRACEUTICALS-FILES-PATENT-ON-HIGHLY-POTENT-HERBAL-BLEND-FOR-BRAIN-HEALTH 

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More insights on how haritaki works.

More insights on how haritaki works.

Research reveals that more than half your body is not human. What this more than half of you is, is bacteria that have an independent life while living within you.

These bacteria cause us to be healthy or unhealthy. Research has indicated that when we change the bacterial composition in us we then change our health.  We know that haritaki is amazing at eliminating bacteria that is harmful to us, and fostering bacteria that is helpful to us. Looking at the effects of haritaki through this lens we see how potent it can be for massive transformation of our bodies, as Paramahamsa Nithyananda discusses with us regularly.

How haritaki works
How haritaki works

There is a wonderful article in the BBC News about this that I highly recommend.

To quote from the article:

More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.

Human cells make up only 43% of the body’s total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.

Understanding this hidden half of ourselves – our microbiome – is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson’s.

The field is even asking questions of what it means to be “human” and is leading to new innovative treatments as a result.

“They are essential to your health,” says Prof Ruth Ley, the director of the department of microbiome science at the Max Planck Institute, “your body isn’t just you”.

No matter how well you wash, nearly every nook and cranny of your body is covered in microscopic creatures.

This includes bacteria, viruses, fungi and archaea (organisms originally misclassified as bacteria). The greatest concentration of this microscopic life is in the dark murky depths of our oxygen-deprived bowels.

Prof Rob Knight, from University of California San Diego, told the BBC: “You’re more microbe than you are human.”

Originally it was thought our cells were outnumbered 10 to one.

“That’s been refined much closer to one-to-one, so the current estimate is you’re about 43% human if you’re counting up all the cells,” he says.

But genetically we’re even more outgunned.

The human genome – the full set of genetic instructions for a human being – is made up of 20,000 instructions called genes.

But add all the genes in our microbiome together and the figure comes out between two and 20 million microbial genes.

Prof Sarkis Mazmanian, a microbiologist from Caltech, argues: “We don’t have just one genome, the genes of our microbiome present essentially a second genome which augment the activity of our own.

“What makes us human is, in my opinion, the combination of our own DNA, plus the DNA of our gut microbes.”

The article is here: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43674270

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Haritaki Reviews

Here I am posting haritaki reviews of  by various customers. Thanks!

Victor from India writes: I have been taking haritaki powder and feeling great like never before like mental clarity, more focused and concentration level, skyrocket energy, expansion of thoughts, more positive and creative thought pattern. 
In the last so many years I have tried so many herbs for my mind related problems like severe brain fog, anxiety, depression, very low energy etc but didn’t notice any changes.
 It is only after trying haritaki powder I felt immediate changes in my mind powers and energy level.
Just a single herb like haritaki has so many benefits on the brain, mind and body.
https://youtu.be/DPwhUL9rshE

Here are some more haritaki reviews

Ven. Thubten Pema Tenzin Rinpoche
He in a few weeks has brought his brain cancer to a zero
He was stage 4 brain cancer & 8 months in ICU . His cancer level was 2000 last month & in a few weeks it zero after lots of haritaki in his blender
He will go on yelp for you He will go down in history for you as his dr. Vo a oncologist in Upland knows it the haritaki
Mary Ann Los angeles
 My anxiety become clear, everyday my body is better i dont feel tired when i got up in the morning. Its very helpful for BM everyday. Im so happy for this product.
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Haritaki capsules get great reviews
Haritaki capsules get great reviews

Haritaki helps gallstones

Haritaki has been proven to help with gall stones.

This information on gallstones haritaki from this link   

Ayurvedic medicines which can dissolve or eradicate the gallstones with regular use are given below-

  • Kwath (Home-made decoctions): These are more famous and more preferable Ayurvedic medicines for gallstone disease.
    Guduchyadi Kwath; Faltrikadi Kwath; Bhunimbaadi Kwath; Abhayaadi Kwath; Triphala Kwath; Varunaadi Kwath; Pathyaadi Kwath; OPD CHEK Decoction etc.
    Method for preparing the Home-made decoction-
    Take around two tablespoonfuls of Herbal decoction and mix it well with around two cups of water (Around 150 ml water) in the evening hours. Keep the mixture for whole night. The very next morning, boil this mixture on light to medium flame. Shake it well during boiling. Gradually the water will start to get evaporating. When around half cup of water remains in the mixture during boiling, take it down. Strain the liquid into a glass or ceramic container using a sieve or a cloth such as a jelly bag or muslin cloth. Drink the freshly prepared liquid decoction after 4-5 minutes.
  • Kadha (Ready-made decoctions in Syrup base):
    Bhunimbaadi Kadha; Faltrikaadi Kadha; Pathyaadi Kadha etc.
  • Churna (Ayurvedic herbal powders):
    Katuki Churna; Trivrut Churna; Triphala Churna; Haritaki Churna etc.
  • Vati(Tabletes and Capsules):
    Pathyaadi ghanvati; Samsamani Vati; Livotrit tablet; Liver-Kidney Care Capsule; Immunity Capsule (Organic India Pharma); Beliver Capsule (Pink health Pharma), Reliz Capsule (Siddham Ayurveda’s) etc.
  • Syrup:
    Livotrit Syrup, Hepnar Syrup, Liv-52 Syrup etc.

As you can see haritaki powder is listed as one of the herbal remedies for Gall Bladder issues.

Explanation of where gall stones are located in the human body, and how haritaki helps them
Explanation of where gall stones are located in the human body, and how haritaki helps them

The following videos explain more about gallstones in general, what causes them and how the can be reduced or eradicated.

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The Mayo Clinic describes gallstones like this:

Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid called bile that’s released into your small intestine. Gallstones range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Some people develop just one gallstone, while others develop many gallstones at the same time. People who experience symptoms from their gallstones usually require gallbladder removal surgery. Gallstones that don’t cause any signs and symptoms typically don’t need treatment.

 

 

Haritaki and Aushadha

Remarkable results using Haritaki and Aushadha

I just came back from Bidadi India, where I witnessed remarkable events that involved haritaki.

I was filming a documentary on transformation, and the transformation was being orchestrated by the Indian Avatar, Paramahamsa Nithyananda.

Paramahamsa Nithyananda is using haritaki in many many different ways. He explains that when he uses haritaki with other herbs and his energy he can create alchemical mixtures that create rapid increases in consciousness.

The program became quite bizarre when Nithyanananda mixed these herbal mixtures, using haritaki, turmeric,neem and many other herbs. These herbs are then added to butter and oils to and heated over fire for many hours to make special pastes. These pastes and potions are then applied to the body.

In some cases the pastes are applied to specific areas of the body to work in increasing a specific brain function, such as memory or third eye powers. At other times the aushadha is applied over the whole body and may be left there for some hours before washing off.

In the videos below you will see that the haritaki and aushadha and initiation is causing quite remarkable events to take place, including moving of objects with the mind, this is referred to as consciousness over matter.

If you have questions about how to increase the ability to use the third eye then please send me a note. I have a free e-book on third eye opening that includes many ways to increase the power of the third eye, and many of these ways use haritaki plus

 

Here is a link to the facebook post about this

Link: http://www.nithyananda.org/keywords/aushadha-process#gsc.tab=0

In this discourse delivered on 30 August 2017, Paramahamsa Nithyananda reveals deeper truths about the Spiritual Alchemy science called ‘Aushada’. Aushada is one of the 3 methods through which Sadāshiva opens up the possibilities of manifesting all the powers, manifesting all the states of Consciousness and exploring dimensions of the Universe. Aushada can be herbal combinations; combination of herbs Prana, cosmic force energies, ultimately the Shaktipada of Sadashiva. Watch, share and like the video’s and Subscribe to our channel to be notified of the next upload.

Benefits of Haritaki and Aushada made by Paramahamsa Nithyananda include third eye awakening
Benefits of Haritaki and Aushada made by Paramahamsa Nithyananda include third eye awakening

My wife Maria Perez, in this video explains how the haritaki, aushadha and the initiation of Paramahamsa Nithyananda helps her move a bottle.

Bizarre Haritaki stories from India

I just came back from India.. 
I was taking a course in third eye awakening, and a lot of weird things happened associated with Haritaki.
Now this may sound strange to some of my readers but here goes!
Ready for some odd stories about the benefits of Haritaki?
The way I was introduced to Haritaki was through an Indian guru, called Paramahamsa Nithyananda. He has been making sure that all the people who he speaks to hear about the extraordinary benefits of Haritaki.
From Nithyananda’s perspective Haritaki is not only the “King of Herbs” and good for an amazingly healthy body it is the most powerful tool to awaken the mystical third eye.
“What the heck is the third eye?” You may be asking.
It is the source of intuition, of inner knowing and sixth sense. For Nithyananda its use is normal, basic and natural, but for most people on the planet, its use is occasional to never.
So much for the background now on to the Bizarre stories.
In India, we take Haritaki daily, often twice a day. We take it at night just before bed to cleanse the system so that in the morning our bowel movement is so extensive that we know we have cleansed all yesterday’s food and toxins from the system. I felt so so light after doing this, like I could jump a tall building. (which I did not try!)
There were about 300 of us who would sit and meditate and then practice various third eye powers.
My Results
Body Scanning for illness and remedies
I found that I could body scan people and let them know of injuries, sore spots and remedies for those problems.
Remote Viewing
I was able to remote view. Look at a person’s house who I did not know and then describe it to them. One person, when I scanned his house all I saw was nature and fields. I could not find the house. I thought that perhaps he was a nature lover. When I told him what I saw he informed me that his house was being built in a field right now!
Moving objects with my mind
We found out that when an object such as a coconut is held in another person’s flat hand, we could move them quite easily so that they would roll out of the hand on to the floor. I rolled hundreds of coconuts using this method. Moving the same coconut on the ground was much harder and I was not able to do that. I think that we become one with another person much easier than we become one with the ground.
I could move a round crystal that was placed on a flat surface with my mind. I moved it about 6 inches. Once. not again. yet!
I saw hundreds of examples of third eye awakening and activity, it was a super fun time and quite like Hogwarts Harry Potter school of magic at times. Some of the people attending were able to read any book at all while their eyes were covered.
What does all this mean for your physical health?
  1. What it means is that there is now ample proof that Haritaki has remarkable effects on brain. The third eye is part of the human brain, and as it increases in performance so does the rest of the brain.
  2. Body scanning reveals the effects of Haritaki on the body. Just about all body scanners were able to see the strong cleansing effects of Haritaki on the digestive system vs any other normal digestion. They reported to me that it is almost like two different beings, one regular without Haritaki, and two cleansed and healthy and vibrant, with regular Haritaki.
Recent reports from Haritaki users
Increase in eyesight- 2-3 reports
Increases in energy- many reports
Ease of digestion- many reports
Skin issues clearing up- 3-4 reports
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Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information.
Thanks!
From Haritaki India

Link to other benefits here
I also got to participate in some wild traditional yoga practices called Malakambha, or pole yoga. Here our team is doing a group demo practice.
Yogic super practices using our kundalini, haritaki and third eye
Yogic super practices using our kundalini, haritaki and third eye

Haritaki for Athletes

Increase Strength and Energy with Haritaki

There are a whole pile of videos coming out of the Nithyananda ashram in India about Haritaki,  in this blog poste here we are focusing on Haritaki for athletes

I was at the ashram in August for about 10 days and had a remarkable time experiencing new openings in my third eye. As you may remember I was there in January at the Ashram for a month. In that time I was able to remote view houses around the world and describe them. I was also able to body scan.

In the meantime I had also developed more advanced skills. I was able to move coconuts that were placed in the hands of a person. I would go into a state of oneness with the coconut and then it would roll out of the hand.

This time in August I was able to do even more. I was able to move a round crystal called an Atma Linga, with my mind. It moved about 6 inches on a flat surface during a specific meditation that went on for 42 minutes. This meditation was also all about being in oneness with the world and with the crystal in particular. Paramahamsa Nithyananda describes it this way “You are in oneness over the object and at that point it becomes an extention of you, just as your hand is an extension of you.”

Haritaki is considered essential to develop all these powers.

Each day we were drilled on the importance of haritaki to cleanse and remove toxins from the body so that the third eye could function to its optimum level

Here is a video of me speaking at the ashram about my adventures. I apologize for the quantity of the video. It was a dark and wet day.

Haritaki and Pole Yoga

Our morning sessions were all about yoga and this image shows us preparing for a demonstration. Al. l athletes are taking haritaki daily. It is taken in the evening just before bedtime and then again in the morning as the teeth are brushed.

 

Yogic super practices using our kundalini, haritaki and third eye
Yogic super practices using our kundalini, haritaki and third eye

Here are some links to this type of yoga

This next video is my my great buddy who a number of people have been identifying as my son. However that is not the case I have two great sons who are living in Canada.

This video is all about Haritaki for athletes. Enjoy!

To learn about more Haritaki benefits go here

Finally here is my friend from Chicago sharing his athletic and haritaki experiences:

Top 10 Haritaki Plus Reviews

Top 10 Haritaki Plus Reviews

User Submitted Feedback For Organic Haritaki Plus

We have just finished going through our first 75 Haritaki Plus verified purchase reviews (all reviews at bottom of this post).  We didn’t ask any specific questions or give any guidelines for feedback – we simply asked for honest reviews of Haritaki Plus.

The results below represent the unique perspective of our users – and give the most transparent insight into the benefits of taking Haritaki Plus on a daily basis.

Here are the top 10 benefits our customers reported:

#1 More energy. Approximately 40% of people reported more energy.

#2 Intuition increase. Over 25% of people reported increases in intuition, third eye awakening, and reduction in mind noise.

#3 Reduction of digestive issues. Over 28% reported that digestive issues were eliminated or reduced.

#4 Memory improvement. 8% reported an increase in memory. This result differs from other surveys done over a long period of time where memory was tested. In those studies we discovered that memory was extended by several hundred percent.

#5 Intestinal health improvements and elimination issues. 8% reported a shift in this area.

#6 Mental clarity and reduction of mind noise. This is quite a common report.

#7 Overall detoxing of skin, mouth, and brain. 

#8 Eyesight improvement. While this was noted by just a few people in this survey, we frequently receive comments from people excited about their eyesight improvements.

#9 Stress reduction. An improvement in this area overlaps with increases in intuition and reduction of mind noise.

#10 Blood pressure reduction

#More Diabetes reduction

You can view a more complete list of benefits of Haritaki here.

Cleansing with Enema to increase Haritaki Effects

The cleansing power of Organic Haritaki Plus is increased when daily enema is applied.

If you don’t know what enema is then you are in for a treat. It is the cleansing of the colon by inserting water through the anus to flush  that part of the digestive system.  It is extraordinary effective. I personally take enema daily. When I spoke to a number of people in the Nithyananda Ashram who are gifted body scanners they all reported the same thing.

“We can tell the difference between people who take Organic Haritaki regularly and the people who do not. They are healthier and more energetic.” ” The healthiest people we see are those who take Organic Haritaki and do daily enema. Their entire digestive system is extraordinarily healthy.”

How enema affects me

“When I do the enema in the morning I can tell pretty quickly if I am moving my food intake through effectively or not. I can tell if I am more dehydrated or not. When I have an effective enema and haritaki intake the night before the feeling in the body is one of cleanliness and great clarity. I feel lighter. I can move faster and more elegantly. ”

Enema benefits

Article from this source WHEN DO YOU NEED AN ENEMA?

Before we get into enema-techno, let’s take a look at what you could see disappear with regular home enemas:

  • Backache
  • Bloating
  • Candida yeast infections
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Flatulence
  • Indigestion
  • Headaches
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Loss of concentration
  • Sinus congestion
  • Skin conditions
  • Unpleasant breath
  • Weight issues

If you experience any of these conditions, perhaps you should consider an enema. Whenever you’re feeling lethargic or constipated, it’s a sure sign that an enema should be scheduled into your immediate future. Even if you’re feeling great, releasing extra toxins can only make you feel better.

As a note, enemas can help to keep you regular and relieve constipation caused by everyday stresses and our modern diet. But if you find yourself chronically constipated with symptoms that even an enema won’t fix, it’s important to see a doctor right away. In 2016, Yale researchers uncovered a surprising connection between constipation and herpes infection.1 Later that year, another link between constipation and kidney disease was revealed.2 Add to that the fact that chronic constipation can increase the risk of colorectal cancer, and you may have a serious problem on your hands that could benefit from routine home enemas and/or medical help.3

How to use enema at home after haritaki

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