December 2014 archive

Is your doctor staying with the times?

By Shabath Mineral Wellness

The following is an excerpt from an article by Maggie Fox NBC News Today Show:

“You can lose weight, just by breathing!”

{The headline seems too good to be true, but it’s scientific fact, as laid out in the British Medical Journal.

Every breath you let out take carries a little body fat in it.

Ruben Meerman and Andrew Brown at the University of New South Wales in Australia calculated just how much. The good news is that each breath carries not just water weight, but actual matter, in the form of carbon atoms, taken right out of your fat cells.

The bad news is, it’s not very much. Meerman and Brown ran the calculations and found that when 10 kg —22 pounds — of fat are fully broken down in a process called oxidation, 18.5 pounds of it leaves the body as exhaled carbon dioxide and the rest is breathed out as water vapor.

“Our calculations show that the lungs are the primary excretory organ for fat,” they wrote in their report, published in the notoriously lighthearted Christmas issue of the BMJ.

Most people just don’t understand this, they said.

“We encountered widespread misconceptions about how humans lose weight among general practitioners, dietitians, and personal trainers,” they wrote. “Most people believed that fat is converted to energy or heat, which violates the law of conservation of mass.”

In fact, fat breaks down into the elements of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Hydrogen is the lightest, and combines with oxygen to make water. The three elements make up the basic building blocks of living matter, including carbohydrates and fat.

This actually explains why exercise helps people lose weight. It speeds up breathing. The more breaths you take, the more carbon you lose.}

A note from Shabath:

Halotherapy can help anyone to breathe a little easier, thus helping to create a healthier you. Salt air is good for us. It is part of why we all love the beach so much!!!!  Halotherapy helps to clear pollutants from the lungs and helps reduce inflammation in the lungs, making each breath more productive. Why put more pollutants in your body when nature has provided what we need?