Balance your body to lose the fat and tone the muscle.

The longer I’ve been in the healthcare industry, the more I realize that a ‘balanced body’ is the key to just about any health goal you might have. Whether you want to lose weight, reduce bodyfat, build muscle, or increase athleticism, the faster you balance your body the quicker you’ll see results. The first step is to balance your ‘Macronutrient Ratio, which is just a fancy way of saying that you have to balance the amount of carbs:proteins:fats you consume. Next, consider the ‘Nutrient Density’ in everything you eat. Not all calories were created equally, not even from the same macronutrient classification or category. Cholesterol is actually normal and great for your body — it’s something your body naturally produces, and it’s required to sustain life.  However, inflammation + high levels of cholesterol consumption with your diet results in a very dangerous situation. Triglycerides are often the root cause of ...(Read More)

HFCS it’s a sweet poison to your body and to your health

It shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that high fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, is bad for our health. But toxic? Read on. Dana Flavin, M.S., M.D., Ph.D., is a former science assistant to the associate bureau director for toxicology with the FDA, and she cites numerous ways that HFCS is hurting our health. In fact, she asserts that HFCS is, in fact, toxic and is poisoning us. Flavin points out that HFCS is a common additive found in many processed foods such as breakfast cereals, brand-name breads, salad dressings, commercial cakes and cookies, soft drinks—and even condiments.—plus a whole lot more. She says that HFCS is silently, but surely, increasing our risk for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular unhealth as well as metabolic syndrome—creating what will be an epidemic of metabolic diseases in the future. She also gives an eye-opening account of just how we got ourselves into this ...(Read More)

Alkaline foods are better than Acidic foods for a healthy body

It’s pretty simple. The body and its processes—including the immune, metabolic, enzymatic and restorative processes—do better in an alkaline environment instead of an acidic one. Unfortunately, the foods typically consumed by most Americans are overly acidic-forming foods, and that’s hurting our health. Let’s back up the train a bit, though, and talk about pH. The body’s internal environment is sustained at a pH level of nearly 7.0, which is more alkaline. It’s in a state of constant flux, however, and the body works continuously to keep it at its 7.0 alkaline pH. In so doing, the body must have oxygen, water and acid-buffering minerals—in addition to quickly getting rid of waste products—to maintain this pH level. In short, the body takes the nutrients you give it from your food, which will either alkalinize or acidify the blood. Sometimes the body has to work extra hard, too, to keep this pH ...(Read More)

The Good Old Boys At The FDA

The good old FDA in all it’s brilliance has done it 
again.

 The unfortunate part of this whole thing is that
 I literally choked on my beloved coffee once I read the article released by the AP.

 Just yesterday the FDA approved another new 
diet pill for doctors to prescribe to obese patients.

 The new drug is called Belvig. 

The FDA had denied approval for this drug in 
2010 when scientist showed concerns that the
 drug may actually cause Tumors in people.
 
But just yesterday the FDA approved this drug 
after “new information” was produced by the
manufacture. 

Here’s the part that kicks my butt…

The studies show that this drug has helped obese 
people lose as much as 5% of their body weight
 within a year. 

That means that a 300 lbs obese woman can lose 
as much as 15 pounds in a year. 

WTF? 

Give me a 300 Lb woman ...(Read More)

3 So-Called Healthy Foods That You Should Stop Eating

  The average adult eating a typical Western diet in modern countries consumes approximately 70% of their calories from wheat, corn and soy. Our bodies, however, are still programmed to the natural diets of our ancestors, who only included approximately 5% of their total calories from these foods. Considering this disparity, it’s not hard to imagine why we have such massive problems with obesity and poor nutrition. Our digestive systems were not meant to consume these foods in such large amounts and as such we have developed many intolerances and allergies to soy and wheat (also known as gluten), causing bloating. These high levels of wheat, corn and soy in our modern diet are a relatively new phenomenon that originated from the economics of their multi-billion dollar industries.  It’s all about the money and not about our health! Derivatives of wheat, corn and soy are the food additives: corn oil soybean ...(Read More)

This makes you smarter

Sure, exercise is good for your health. We all know that. But exercise is also a scientifically proven way to make yourself smarter. According to Gretchen Reynolds, author of the soon to be released The First 20 Minutes, a book about the science of exercise, recent research shows that exercise can help your brain resist physical shrinkage and improve cognitive flexibility. “Exercise,” she writes in this New York Times article, “…does more to bolster thinking than thinking does.” Here’s why. Your brain is a tissue and so like any other tissue, abuse, lack of use, and especially age causes its performance to decline. Sometime in our late twenties the hippocampus, the portion of our brains devoted to learning and memory, loses about a percent per year in total volume. So it’s no surprise that as we get older we naturally lose some of our memory and learning capacity. But what ...(Read More)

What’s worse for you, McDonald’s, Jenny Craig, frozen packaged foods or cigarette smoke?

What’s worse for you, McDonald’s, Jenny Craig, frozen packaged foods or cigarette smoke? It’s a toss up – they’re all causing a lot of inflammation to take place in your body. You’re gaining inflammation, so your metabolism slows, and your body shuts down. To raise your fat loss potential, I’d strongly advise you to consider the level of inflammation in your body, as a result of both your environment and your food. If, for example, you live in an area with a lot of pollution, your body is under-going an inflammatory response at all times; similarly, your body is dealing with inflammation every time you consume trans fats. Inflammatation halts fat loss, instantly, and it also increases your risk of serious diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. One simple step in fat loss that will protect your body and reduce risk of chronic diseases is removing ‘Obesity ...(Read More)

Anti-Aging Foods That Supercharge Your Immunity

Supercharging your immunity means protecting your health from the most serious diseases on down to the common cold. Eating lots of the following 8 foods is one of the smartest ways to supercharge your immunity! 1. Bioflavanoids protect your body at the cellular level from environmental pollutants, and prevent cholesterol from forming plaque in arteries, reducing the formation of blood clots. Brussels sprouts, green tea, broccoli, tropical fruits (mango, papaya), strawberries and sweet peppers are among the best choices. 2. Carontenoids have antioxidant action that finds and eliminates the excess free radicals that are responsible for speeding up aging and causing serious diseases like cancer. Eating carrots, pumpkins, spinach, sweet potatoes, and broccoli, is a better way to get your carontenoids than supplements because they are more protective against cancer. Vitamin E boosts the formation of cells that seek and destroy cancer and germs. Fruits and raw vegetables like broccoli, ...(Read More)

Lose Fat While Eating Chocolate

Chocolate Protein Pudding while keeping your insulin in balance, unless you like those love handles! Here is a protein packed snack that the whole family will love. It’s important to enjoy snacks that are low in carbohydrates and sugar, and high in protein in order to shed body fat and develop healthy muscles. This recipe delivers on all fronts, without sacrificing flavor. Servings: 1 Here’s what you need… 6 oz Greek Yogurt, plain, fat free 1 scoop high quality chocolate protein powder Sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder In a small bowl use a whisk to combine the yogurt and protein powder. Mix until all lumps have disappeared. Garnish with a sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder. Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 220 calories, 0g fat, 445mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, and 42g protein.

What you can learn from Cavemen

How would you like to be naturally lean, muscular and energetic? To effortlessly maintain a low body fat, rippling muscles and picturesque health? Mark Sisson, an athlete, coach, and student on a lifelong quest for exceptional health, happiness, and peak performance (his words), penned the book, “The Primal Blueprint” to show you how to do just that. At 55, he weighs 165 pounds with 8 percent body fat, eats as much food as he pleases, and rarely gets sick. He also says he’s healthier, fitter, happier and more productive than ever. So what is Mark’s secret? In his words, “Modeling your 21st-century life after our primal hunter-gather ancestors will help you greatly reduce or eliminate almost all of the disease risk factors that you may falsely blame on genes you inherited from your parents Weight loss does not have to involve the suffering, sacrifice, and deprivation we’ve been conditioned to ...(Read More)