It’s not just about body composition, but also blood values, indicating the amount/quality of carbs eaten. We teach patients how to pair low-glycemic carbs with lean protein and healthful fats to avoid insulin spikes.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 23, 2012
The Cenegenics customized healthy aging program goes beyond the recent Harvard Medical School research on nutrition, published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association," to real-life applications, demonstrating the positive impact low-glycemic nutrition has on hormonal balance, caloric control, body composition, glucose metabolism, inflammatory markers and satiety, announced Cenegenics® Medical Institute, the global leader in age management medicine. Pairing foods, clearly defined carbohydrate options and an individualized approach per each patient’s baseline—versus the generic ratios applied across the board in research and other nutritional plans—help Cenegenics target a patient’s health goals, from insulin management and body fat percentage to improved energy expenditure (calories burned).
A calorie is not a calorie, per this latest Harvard research, entitled "Effects of Dietary Composition on Energy Expenditure During Weight-Loss Maintenance." There is a definite hormonal impact from food as well as a thermogenic effect. The low-glycemic diet proved to have a higher thermogenesis (higher resting energy expenditure) than a low-fat diet. The bottom line: High-glycemic foods elevate blood glucose and spike insulin levels, which results in a higher body fat percentage and more pounds of fat.
“It’s not just about body composition, but also the blood values—hemoglobin A1C, glucose and insulin—which indicate the amount and quality of carbohydrate you’re eating. We teach patients to not only choose the right low-glycemic carbohydrates within the right portions for their needs, but how to properly pair those foods with lean protein and healthful fats to avoid elevating insulin throughout the day. And it’s that approach that continues to help our patients achieve results,” Cenegenics Director of Nutrition/Exercise Rudy Inaba said.
Inaba also is the nutrition/exercise instructor for the Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation’s (CERF’s) highly regarded Physician Training and Certification in Age Management Medicine program.
In real-world applications, Cenegenics nutritionists can widen the door for more variety to see what fits an individual patient, rather than the blanketed 40-40-20 ratio used in the Harvard study, says Inaba.
“By choosing whole-food sources—low-glycemic carbohydrates (primarily vegetables and fruits), healthful fats (high in omega-3s/omega 9s), lean protein sources (low in saturated fats)—a patient has better control of the amount of glucose entering the bloodstream. That helps reduce the amount of insulin present in the blood and, as a result, allows the patient to feel more energized and use the body’s fat stores as a primary fuel source,” Inaba said.
Physicians can discover the rewarding benefits of practicing age management medicine and Cenegenics physician training/certification program by contacting Dr. Michael Resnick (702.953.1574) or Dr. Tim Patel (702.953.1577).
For more information about Cenegenics, please visit them online, where you can register for quick access to the free online Cenegenics Healthy Aging Kit: informative Guide to Healthy Aging, Executive Summary and media excerpts.
To schedule an interview, please contact Ann Castro, Cenegenics Director of Media Relations: 702.953.1588.
Cenegenics® Medical Institute has forged a paradigm shift in medicine, developing a proactive medical approach for optimized health hailed as “next generation medicine” and garnering worldwide media attention. Cenegenics has 21 centers with others opening in the near future: Las Vegas, Nevada (headquarters/2 centers); Charleston, SC; Boca Raton, Florida; Dallas, Texas; Arlington, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Beverly Hills, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC; New York City, NY; Tulsa, OK; Jacksonville, FL; Atlantic City, NJ; Houston, TX; Denver, CO; Scottsdale, AZ; Boston, MA; Miami,FL; Charlotte, NC. Cenegenics serves over 20,000 patients globally—2,000 are physicians and their families.