How you can be a healthier weekend warrior

  Become A Healthier/Safer Weekend Warrior   We’ve all done it and I have been as guilty as the last guy at times.  You are running late to a round of golf or game of pick-up basketball, jump out of your car, run to the first tee or court, and jump right in 100%.  Unfortunately this is a recipe for an injury, either traumatic or the overuse variety.   As hard as it is sometimes to squeeze in an extra 10 minutes into our busy schedules, these few minutes prior to activity can be the difference between incurring an injury or playing your best round ever.  Most weekend warriors were at some point in their lives competitive athletes either in football, basketball, track, baseball, etc.  During this time of their lives, either collegiately or in high school, these athletes practiced rigorously, worked out in the weight room, ran and stretched ...(Read More)

Health and Wellness Tip for a Flat Belly

Do you want to reclaim your waistline permanently? Stop the endless sit ups, abusing your joints, running endless miles, or lifting heavy weights; let’s take a look at your cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone your body releases when you are under stress, your job with dead lines, family, daily traffic, people that push your hot buttons. It’s this never ending cortisol overload that causes your body to store belly fat. When you secrete cortisol, you are more likely to store the most fat on your stomach and are more likely to have increased spikes in carb cravings. Now before you get depressed and need more vitamin D3, there are many ways that we coach you how to fight high cortisol levels without causing more damage to your body. We coach you using a step by step roadmap on how to change your proteins, carbs and fats to when and ...(Read More)

Metabolic Syndrome Risks

Going Metabolic Are you at risk? Formerly called Syndrome X, metabolic syndrome is the new term used to describe a group of health conditions that together increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, and poor leg circulation. The health conditions that fall under the metabolic syndrome umbrella include high blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol and excess fat around the waist-all of which affect your metabolism. If you have only one of these conditions, you don’t have metabolic syndrome, though you’re at increased risk of developing a range of diseases. But once you find yourself living with three or more metabolic conditions, you have metabolic syndrome and your chances of developing a serious disease are even greater. Don’t lose heart, though, because there’s good news! Aggressive lifestyle changes of exercise and diet (and taking certain medications if required) can improve your condition or even ...(Read More)

People Get Hurt, A Lot

Good Afternoon! It’s January 30th, 50 degrees and raining here in Maine-can you believe it? I thought it would be a good day to answer a question, I’m often asked about fat loss and P90x, and whether or not its an effective weight loss program.  As you might imagine, I like to refrain from slander in any form, on any program, but I also feel it’s my obligation to help you assess the best and worst of the industry. As such, here is my formal review of P90x. You should know that I’d prefer you do my coaching programs, not only because they are mine, but because I review every program on the market before I come out with one.  If I don’t feel that my programs are truly better than every other program on the market, I simply don’t release it. I mean this with complete humility, as I’d ...(Read More)

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)

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)

Stop The Bloat And Have More Energy

Balance Your Hormones and pH Levels With Food And You Will Not Become A Skinny Fat Person! Burn Your Fat Not Your Muscle Wild Salmon or any cold water fish with omega-3 fatty acids alter the expression of certain genes, causing your body to burn fat instead of storing fat. Apples with their fiber content are filling and the fiber helps rid your body of fat and calories from food you eat. Quinoa is a complete protein, it has all the essential amino acids to build muscle. Lentils are rich with resistant starch , a carbohydrate that encourages fat burning as a source of energy and shrink the size of fat cells. Olive oil has monounsaturated fats to switch on genes related to fat burning or fat storage. Eggs have choline, a compound to block fat absorption. Low fat or nonfat greek yogurt contains calcium the mineral that slows cortisol ...(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)

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)