Tuesday, November 13, 2012


What Is Ganoderma?

More commonly known as reishi, ganoderma is a hard, bitter mushroom used to promote health and longevity in traditional Chinese medicine. Proponents claim that ganoderma can relieve fatigue, keep cholesterol in check, curb high blood pressure, tame inflammation, build stamina, and support the immune system.

An increasingly popular natural remedy, ganoderma is only used as a medicinal mushroom and isn’t recommended for cooking.

Ganoderma Research

Ganoderma shows promise in reducing cholesterol levels and easing allergy-related inflammation of the airways, according to preliminary evidence from animal-based studies. Here’s a look at more of the science behind ganoderma’s health-enhancing effects.

1) Cancer and the Immune System

Often used as an immune stimulant by people with cancer (as well as HIV), ganoderma has been shown to strengthen immunity as well as combat cancer-cell proliferation. In a 2003 study of 34 people with advanced-stage cancer, for instance, taking ganoderma in supplement form three times daily for 12 weeks led to a significant increase in T-cells (known to play a central role in immune defense).

Lab tests on breast cancer cells, meanwhile, found that combining extracts of ganoderma and green tea heightened the mushroom’s ability to slow cancer-cell growth.

2) Antioxidant Benefits

Several small studies have suggested that regular use of ganoderma supplements may increase your levels of antioxidants, compounds thought to protect against disease and aging.

3) Relief of Urinary Tract Symptoms

In a 2008 study of 88 men with urinary tract symptoms, researchers found that ganoderma was significantly superior to placebo in providing symptom relief.

How to Use Ganoderma

Ganoderma is available in capsules and liquid extracts, both of which can be found at health food stores. You can also take ganoderma in tea or coffee form, but beware that the flavor may be bitter. ===>>TOTAL LIFE CHANGES

Tuesday, October 23, 2012



Why your whole body suffers when you're tense — plus, how to ease the pain.

By Janis Graham

                                         GET RID OF PAIN NOW.!

Stress hurts: Women who lead demanding lives are more than twice as likely to suffer from aches and pains as women with less hectic lives, according to a recent study. "When stressed, your body produces hormones that increase muscle tension and pain sensitivity," says Jay Winner, M.D., author of Stress Management Made Simple. You're likely familiar with the dreaded tension headache, but we've uncovered four more spots where women tend to feel stress — and we've got tips for targeted relief.

Your neck and shoulders
  • How stress strikes: You have soreness that starts at your neck and radiates across your shoulders. Women with high-pressure desk jobs are 54 percent more likely to have these symptoms than workers under less strain, a recent Canadian study shows. Hunching over in front of a computer and cradling a phone between your ear and shoulder make you more susceptible. Other habits, such as lugging a heavy handbag or carrying your baby in a front or back carrier, can add to the strain.
  • What to do: Lighten your load. Adopt an essentials-only policy for your bags and put your baby in a stroller for long treks. At your desk, use forearm and wrist rests — a practice shown to lower your risk of neck and shoulder pain by 49 percent. The rests realign your body to prevent awkward postures that put pressure on your upper body. In addition, stretch by doing shoulder shrugs and head turns for a minute or two every half hour.

Your face and jaw
  • How stress strikes: Your jaw feels tender and tight; the pain is worse when you chew. "Many people respond to tension by unknowingly clenching their jaws or grinding their teeth during sleep," says Penny Tenzer, M.D., an associate professor at the University of Miami. 
  • What to do: See your dentist to find out if grinding is the culprit. If it is, you can be fitted for a plastic mouthpiece that you wear every night while you sleep to keep you from grinding and putting pressure on your jaw. Also, practice keeping jaw muscles loose, with teeth slightly apart and your tongue curled behind your upper teeth.

Your lower back 
  • How stress strikes: The ache centers on the small of your back and gets worse when you're in certain positions. One often overlooked cause: traffic. "Your whole body is tense, and sitting in one position for a long period of time puts added strain on overworked muscles," says Tenzer.
  • What to do: Drivers who regularly use a lumbar support pillow, which helps to decrease pressure on your lower back, are almost half as likely to have lower-back pain as those who don't, according to a Harvard University study. Adjusting the angle of your car's seat and your office chair to greater than 91 degrees can also help.

Your stomach
  • How stress strikes: You have abdominal cramps. You may also suffer from diarrhea and/or constipation as well as a feeling that you haven't finished a bowel movement. These symptoms signal irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which can come and go depending on your stress levels. IBS is twice as common in women as in men.
  • What to do: Large meals that are high in fat may trigger cramping and diarrhea, so try to eat smaller portions of healthy foods at regular intervals. Drink six to eight glasses of water each day and take a daily soluble fiber supplement, such as Citrucel or Metamucil, to keep stools soft and easy to pass.

Relieve Stress, Hurt Less 
  • Sleep eight hours a night. You'll be less vulnerable to the mental stress that can bring on headaches and IBS.
  • Meditate. Just 20 minutes a day can slash the severity of your aches by 28 percent and your feelings of anxiety by 44 percent. For how-to meditation tips, visit uvm.edu/health/mindfulness.html.
  • Exercise 30 minutes daily. It reduces levels of stress hormones and triggers the production of beta-endorphins — chemicals that decrease pain and help you relax.
  • See your doctor if pain continues for more than a few weeks. Severe stress can be eased with medications. Plus, there may be a medical explanation beyond stress.

Read more: Body Aches - Stress Making Your Body Ache - Redbook 


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bodyweight Workout

New season is coming up and people are getting ready to go out enjoy outdoors, vacations, fun time, eating good food (too much) but, what about your fitness.?

Do you listen to your body..? or do you just go with a feel good thing and forget about it until is too late...

I decided to do something about it and here's 10 exercises that I think they will help you put the excuses away and take care of your body in a simple but, effective way so, you can enjoy this new season in a different way, looking and feeling great!!!

Here in California this is a great time of year almost anywhere in the world for bodyweight workouts.

It's not too hot not to cold so, here you have it… enjoy them and post your comments.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I have a great tip from my friend Holy about your leftover Eater eggs and what to do with it.

Eggs are a main staple in our house. After Easter however, we have one dozen too many just sitting around. That’s when I started making a list of all the fun ways to eat these eggs so they do not go to waste. To see why Eggs Rock be sure to read “Eat Your Eggs” and see a special video by Tyler.

5 Favorite Easter Egg Snacks ~ Use Those Leftovers!

1. Hard Boiled

This is the obvious choice.

Nothing faster, easier nor more protein packed than a eating a couple hard boiled eggs as a snack. Throw a couple in a ziplock baggie and eat as is or a dash of sea salt, hot sauce or even soy sauce. I like to pair mine up with fresh melon like honeydew or cantaloupe.

2. Deviled Eggs

One of my favorite holiday snacks! This is my preferred recipe, a healthier version with a kick!

12 hard boiled eggs
½ cup cottage cheese
1 Tablespoon sweet pickle relish – drained
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1-2 Tablespoons horseradish (to taste)
¼ cup sweet onion, finely chopped
Salt and pepper ( to taste)
Paprika for garnish

Puree the cottage cheese in until smooth. In a medium bowl, mix egg yolks with the cottage cheese mixture and remaining ingredients. Spoon the mixture back into each of the hollowed-out egg whites. Arrange the eggs on a platter and sprinkle with paprika and enjoy!

3. Egg Salad

A favorite spring snack and picnic must have! While you can serve egg salad as a sandwich also goes well with rye crackers or in a lettuce wrap, which is my favorite way to eat egg salad!

6 large hard boiled eggs, chopped
1-2 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon mustard
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 bunch chives, chopped
A couple drops of lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium mixing bowl add the chopped eggs and rest of ingredients. Mash with a fork but to not overdo it for you want to keep some texture to your egg salad. Serve as a sandwich, with crackers or as a dip with your favorite veggies.

4. Hummus Eggs

If you prefer a lower fat Easter Egg snack, then this is just what you need to try!

Discard the yolks and replace with a tablespoon of hummus ~ I love roasted red pepper hummus. Enjoy with a side of sliced bell peppers.

5. Spinach Salad with Sliced Eggs

Gotta love Eggs in salads!

While the Cobb Salad is known for its large slices of eggs…and bacon and blue cheese- it can all add up to be super high in calories. That is why I keep my salads simple and delish. I love sliced eggs on a fresh bed of mixed greens, spinach or even romain hearts. Top with sliced tomatoes and drizzle with some balsamic vinaigrette – YUM!

Plenty of healthy ways to enjoy those leftover Easter Eggs!

Avoid These Dangerous Drinks for Kids

Once you become a parent, you want only the best for your child. In turn, if something is dangerous or potentially deadly for them, you’ll make sure they’re never exposed to it no matter what it takes.

Parents of active children in sports or competitive events, must especially be careful because there are many sports nutrition products on the market that may be good for adults, but are not good whatsoever for kids.

For example, the same energy drinks that may give parents a boost each day, can be extremely harmful for their children.

According to a new report on Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks for children, released in the June 2011 Pediatrics journal, energy drinks loaded with stimulants have been linked to a number of horrible side effects in children, and should be avoided.

Side effects such as high blood pressure, anxiety, and insomnia, in addition to more serious effects such as heart rate disturbances and cardiovascular events.

In most cases, the amount of caffeine, and some of the “energy-boosting” herbal products found in popular energy drinks is inappropriate for a child’s developing nervous system and cardiovascular supply.

In a study comparing caffeine intake in boys and men unhabituated to caffeine, only the boys experienced a depression of heart rate, and increased motor activity and speech rate.

Experts recommend that adolescents and children do not exceed caffeine intake of more than 100 mg/day or 2.5 mg/kg/day, respectively; while science has showed us that children are more sensitive to the effects of caffeine on their normal physiological functioning.

But yet parents may give, or even encourage, their children to have these drinks to give them a “competitive edge." What they don’t realize is that this “edge” could kill them.

A better choice for kids is a non-caffeinated sports beverage – one high in nutrients that an active, healthy child really needs - nutrients like protein for muscle repair and growth plus sustained energy, electrolytes to replace those lost in sweat, and carbohydrate for muscle energy.

Children are growing constantly, and benefit from quick energy in a liquid form that they can consume easily between school and sports. But this energy should not come in caffeinated or herbal stimulant form.

A beverage that mixes easily in water can be drunk on the run, and will not over-elevate their blood sugar levels (from excessive carbohydrates), and leaving them ravenous and irritable for balanced whole food later, is the best choice.

An ideal sports drink should contain beneficial protein, hunger satisfying fiber, and necessary electrolytes, so it provides growing children with the right type of nutrients to support a healthy, active lifestyle without dangerous or deadly side effects.

Make sure you read labels carefully and avoid giving your children something that could really ruin their game instead of making it better.

How Sports Drinks May PREVENT You From Losing Weight >>>

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Can Caffeine Help You Burn Fat Faster?

“Caffeine is most powerful when consumed in an anhydrous state (capsule/tablet, powder ) as compared to coffee.”

I am starting with this quote because it of utmost importance. Caffeine can improve performance, increase cognitive function, and increase fatty acid oxidation in the body. In fact, caffeine can also increase metabolism and fatty acid oxidation in obese, lean and older adult subjects.

Why is this important? Caffeine has gotten a bad reputation for a long time!

Caffeine comes in two forms: one is anhydrous form, and the other is from coffee beans or tea leaves. The latter we are most familiar with.

So most caffeine we think of is full of water. Anhydrous caffeine is not. With 0.5 percent or less, this type of caffeine is found as a bitter, white powder. This powder form of caffeine is appealing to many different manufacturers, which use it in their products. Many supplement and soft drink companies use this type of caffeine in their products to increase the caffeine content. You can find this type of caffeine in soda and many energy drinks on the market today.

The process of extracting caffeine from coffee beans is done in two different ways: soaking them in hot water or subjecting them to carbon dioxide. Soaking is the preferred choice, because it is less expensive!

You can also get caffeine by drinking coffee and tea but it is not as effective at increasing performance and weight loss as anhydrous caffeine is.

How does it help in weight loss? Let me explain.

Caffeine has direct influence on the central nervous system, or the system which controls our fight or flight response. This system increases the productions of epinephrine, which stimulates the process of lipolysis. This happens when it binds to receptor cells called β-andregenic cells.

Caffeine can also help increase energy expenditure, therefore burning fat and carbohydrates. In fact, here is the research to prove it!

Research by Bracco et al shows just how effective ingesting caffeine is for weight loss. Their research shows a dramatic response in both lean individuals, and obese individuals. They showed by ingesting caffeine, there was a prolonged thermogeneic response during the night. They showed caffeine ingestion resulted in more oxidized fatty acids and carbohydrates. They concluded there was a significant increase in lipid oxidation, as much as 29% in lean subjects and 10% in obese subjects. This might have been due to the release of epinephrine, resulting in increased fat oxidation. There’s more!

Research done by Koot et al, demonstrated similar finding as Bracco. They did note one difference: metabolic rate increased almost immediately following consumption of caffeine. They determined metabolic rate stayed elevated for 3 hours after ingestion, therefore increasing metabolic rates by 7%. This means more calories burned, and more fat liberated and burned off!

Now let’s take a look at a study over a 12 hour period!

Researchers Dulloo et al, subjected individuals to 2 hour caffeine ingestion for 12 hours! Their results will astound you! Immediate caffeine ingestion resulted in an increase of metabolic rate by 3-4% over the course of 3 hours. Over the course of 12 hours, they noticed increase energy expenditure of 8-11% in both groups. So what does it mean? Lean subjects burned 150 more calories, while obese subjects increase energy expenditure by 79 calories. Just by adding caffeine to the mix!

Great! Most of these studies focused on lean and obese subjects, but I also mentioned older adults. Arciero et al showed caffeine increased energy expenditure in older adults. Not as significantly as the younger population, but it did increase. They showed a 15.4% increase in energy expenditure in young adults, compared to 7.8% increase in older subjects. In a following study older adults and younger adults have a similar thermogenic response to caffeine ingestion. The only difference: smaller increase in fatty acids availability after consuming caffeine in older adults.

So what about increasing performance? I am glad you asked!

Every athlete struggles to find the competitive edge. Athletes today are stronger, faster and more efficient! Caffeine can be the edge athletes are looking for.

Paluska et al, proved caffeine provides an ergogenic effect on performance. They showed caffeine improves performance and endurance during prolonged exhaustive exercise events. They also showed caffeine has some benefits on short-term, high-intensity exercise. A review paper by Graham, he concurred the statements. He showed caffeine, in moderate amounts acts an ergogenic aid in activities lasting more than 1 minute. He also mentioned caffeine can increase speed and endurance.

Prograde new Metabolism formula has been specially designed to aid in the mobilization and destroying of fat cells. One more ingredient is the use of caffeine in the new product. Caffeine can improve performance, help in fat oxidation, improve concentration and increase thermogenesis. Try the New Prograde Metabolism today!

NEXT: A Potent Nutrient Found In Coffee That Can Help You Shred Fat

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What Your Family Needs To Know About Hydration And Sports Drinks

Hydration and Electrolytes

One of the major underlying factors of premature fatigue during exercise is excessive dehydration.

Dehydration strains your heart by reducing blood volume.

For every liter of fluid lost during prolonged exercise, body temperature rises by 0.3°C, heart rate elevates by about eight beats per minute, and cardiac output (the volume of blood pumped by the heart per minute) declines by 1 liter/min.

These cardiovascular changes can not only significantly impair your athletic performance, but can also lead to death.

The factors that influence dehydration are exercise intensity, environment, clothing and equipment, genetics, fitness and acclimatization.

Athletes who exercise very intensely in humid environments, wearing heavy clothing and equipment, and have overactive sweat glands, while being less fit or acclimatized (accustomed) to exercise in the heat, are most prone to dehydration.

Sports drinks were formulated to help prevent dehydration in athletes in conditions like these, and reduce the strains on their hearts and cardiac systems. These drinks replace the fluids and electrolytes that are normally lost through sweat and urine, so that athletic performance can be maintained.

Early scientific investigations showed that substantial quantities of sodium, chloride, and to a lesser extent, potassium (collectively known as electrolytes) are lost in sweat during prolonged exercise, especially exercise in the heat.

However, evidence of a beneficial effect of electrolyte replacement during exercise exists for only a small handful of endurance athletes – specifically those that compete in intense, humid, long-duration events.

It was later found that electrolytes in blood plasma often increase during exercise without fluid replacement (Costill et al., 1970, 1974, 1976, 1981) which indicates that electrolyte replacement is not always necessary.

Furthermore, during repeated exposures to prolonged physical exertion, our kidneys are very effective at conserving sodium and potassium so that body electrolyte balance is usually maintained when an athlete consumes a normal diet, or a diet low in potassium (Costill et al., 1976), or even a diet high or low in sodium (Armstrong et al., 1985).

Instances of endurance athletes experiencing dangerous low blood sodium concentrations (known as hyponatremia) during exercise usually occurs when they ingest large quantities of water, which dilutes their normal blood sodium concentrations and leaves them in a deadly condition.

For most people, normal amounts of plain water is adequate enough to maintain hydration during many athletic events because sweat is mostly composed of water, compared to the losses of electrolytes.

Therefore, replacing water during exercise is far more important than replacing sodium, potassium or other electrolytes – but make sure don’t overdo it. As you learned above, if you take in too much water, then you risk becoming hyponatremic.

Replacing fluids during resistance exercise (i.e., weight lifting) is also important too.

In 2008, University of Connecticut researchers showed that as resistance-trained men were dehydrated at 2.5% and 5% of their body weight before engaging in weight-lifting exercise, their testosterone response to exercise was diminished, and they had increased concentrations of cortisol and norepinephrine (the stress hormones) (Judelson DA et al, 2008).

This study suggests that being adequately hydrated before and during weight lifting is very important for a proper hormonal and metabolic response to resistance exercise – in other words, if you are dehydrated before and during a weight lifting session, you won’t able to build muscle and burn fat like you would if you were properly hydrated.

So, for the benefit of your heart, your muscles, and your athletic performance, staying hydrated with adequate ( but not excessive) water is the key to a healthy body and effective exercise success.

Dehydration, Cramping and Electrolytes

Another reason sports drinks are so popular is that people feel that they need them to prevent muscle cramping during exercise (and if you’ve ever had a muscle cramp when you were lifting or running, you know it’s not pleasant).

Some athletes experience extreme, painful, muscle cramps while exercising intensely and they think it’s associated with low electrolyte status and/or dehydration.
However, a recent 2010 study argues that electrolyte imbalances have little to nothing to do with cramping.

Researchers from Cape Town, South Africa looked at risk factors associated with exercise-associated muscle cramping in 209 Ironman triathletes before and after a race, and tried to detect any differences between the 43 who developed muscle cramps and the 166 who didn’t (Schwellnus MP et al, 2010).

The major finding was that there was no significant difference in the levels of dehydration or electrolyte loss between the two groups, challenging the prevailing electrolyte-depletion hypothesis of cramps.

The cramping group lost 2.8% body mass compared to 3.1% in the non-crampers; cramper’s sodium levels dropped 0.1% (+/- 1.9%), while the non-crampers increased 0.4% (+/- 2.6%).

Researchers found that the three factors that predicted cramping were:

1. faster predicted race time
2. faster actual race time
3. previous history of cramping

Since training volumes and paces for the final week before the race were more or less identical in the two groups, it means that in this group of athletes, failing to taper exercise volume before the race was not to blame, like some people also suspect.

Overall, cramping during an event seems to be one of the many unavoidable risks associated with getting as close as possible to your limits, especially if you happen to have a history of cramping.

As such, sports drinks are probably not the answer to muscle cramping problems during exercise.

Dehydration and Performance

According to the American Academy of Sports Medicine - one of the leading authorities on sports nutrition, health and performance - if you lose more than 2% of your body weight, presumably due to water losses from sweat and urine, dehydration will impair your performance.

But it turns out that there is some debate about this claim.

Another scientific investigation by South African researchers published Dec 2010 (Zouhal H et al, 2010) looked at 643 runners at the Mont Saint-Michel Marathon and weighed them before and after a race. They found that the fastest finishers lost the most weight, with those under 3:00 hours averaging 3.1% weight loss, compared to 2.5% for 3:00-4:00 hours and 1.8% for greater than 4:00 hours.

Results showed that there was a significant linear relationship (P<0.001) between the degree of weight loss and race finishing times.

Thus, body weight loss greater than 2% during a race may not always confer decreased performance or dehydration.

This may be explained in part by two observations:

1) A genetic ability to withstand dehydration. A genetic variant of a gene called AQP-1 has recently been associated with superior endurance performance, and this gene variant was linked to a type of protein that transports water across cellular membranes. People with this gene variant are able to tolerate higher levels of dehydration while sustaining greater athletic performances (Rivera MA et al, 2011).

2) Body weight loss during exercise does not always equate to water loss. In a recent investigation, soldiers who marched for 14.6 km drank 0.85 liters of water per hour, but sweated 1.289 liters per hour. In other words, they technically should have lost fluid. However, results showed that their total body water (the marker of hydration status) did not change at all (in fact, it increased by 0.53%), meaning that using body weight losses to estimate dehydration is not entirely accurate and does not mean decreased performance (Nolte HW et al, 2010).

Carbohydrates, Glycogen and Blood Glucose

One of the major ingredients of sports drinks is carbohydrate (a.k.a., pure sugar, or high fructose corn syrup) because it was thought that another reason for decreased athletic ability was due to depleted muscle carbohydrate content…and this is partly true.

As you exercise, whether it be endurance or strength events, you deplete carbohydrate stores from your muscle (known as glycogen) and this often leads to decreased ability to exercise at the same intensity. At the same time, blood glucose levels may drop, leaving you yearning for energy.

However, these effects often do not set in until at least 60 minutes of consistent and challenging exercise.

If you happen to have blood sugar or muscle glycogen drops during exercise of a shorter duration than 60 minutes, it could be because you started out with low blood sugars or muscle glycogen to begin with, or because you ate a carbohydrate food before exercise that caused your blood sugars to fall from an over-sensitive insulin response.

For people training for more than an hour, such as a marathon or resistance training for several hours, you probably do need to ingest some carbohydrates during the session to maintain your performance (adding protein is also very beneficial too as researchers have shown that carbs + protein can benefit exercise performance even more than carbs alone (Valentine RJ et al, 2008)).

For exercisers training for about ½ hour to 1 hour at a time (if you exercise less than this, you definitely don’t need anything during your exercise session), research experts have had conflicting recommendations of what you should consume during exercise.

Some say you need carbohydrate (and protein) during this time, whereas others say it’s not needed. Some of it is personal preference and goals, while recent research may offer more insight:

A study by researchers from Loughborough University in Britain (Rollo I and Williams C, 2010) showed that carbohydrate and/or protein during exercise shorter than one hour in duration is only required under certain conditions.

In their study 10 trained runners did two running trials in which they ran as far as they could in one hour. In both cases, the runners ate a high-carbohydrate breakfast three hours before the run. Before and during the run, they drank either a sports drink containing 6.4% carbohydrates or a placebo (colored water).

The results: there was no difference whatsoever in their performance, blood glucose, lactate, respiration, carbohydrate burning, perceived exertion, or anything else they measured.

Previously, these same researchers showed that if athletes running for one hour were fasted (not eaten for more than 6 hours) before a run, the ones who drank a sports drink before and during exercise significantly outperformed the runners who only drank a placebo drink (Rollo I and Williams C, 2009).

This means that you really only need supplemental nutrition during a one-hour (or less) endurance/cardio exercise bout if you haven’t topped up your body energy supplies beforehand either from a overnight fast, or from not eating several hours before you begin exercising.

So who actually NEEDS to be drinking Sports Drinks? Stay tuned for the answer in Part 3.

Next: Clinical Trials Prove How To Lose More Belly Fat Than Average In Just 30 Days

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Krill Oil May Reduce Premature Death In People With Diabetes

It may reduce your risk of premature death sometimes associated with Diabetes. 

Diabetics have a higher than average risk of premature death with most attributed to cardiovascular disease.

2 out of 3 people with diabetes die fromcardiovascular-related diseases

However, there are steps to control your chances of developing cardiovascular disease.

Heart Disease And Blood Sugar

There are several components that may increase your chance of developing heart disease.

Lack of exercise, a high-fat and carbohydrate diet, large portions and development of PAD, all may lead to increasing your risk.

High blood sugar may also be another cause.

Everyone has a little bit of sugar circulating through your blood.

And most people, when they eat carbohydrates see a sharp rise in blood sugar.

Non-diabetics see a sharp increase in insulin in response to this rise in blood sugar.

Insulin opens your cells enabling your cells to use sugar from your bloodstream, moving it into your cells.

Diabetes and Type II Diabetes are diseases characterized by a lack of insulin released from the pancreas or your cells not being able to utilize the insulin.

This may increase the sugar in your blood which is then transported all throughout your body.

Increased blood sugar makes it hard for the blood to travel through your body.

This may increase free radicals which damage the lining of your arteries.

Damage free radicals may increase
INFLAMMATION in your body

High blood sugar may also impair the benefits of nitric oxide altering how your veins and arteries relax allowing blood to flow easily.

Constriction makes it harder for blood to flow freely throughyour arteries, preventing nutrients to reach your cells

Heart Attacks And Ventricular Arrhythmias

Heart attacks are potentially life-threatening events where blood is blocked leading to lack of oxygen and nutrients reaching the rest of your body.

There may be blockages in the veins and arteries in your heart.

Other areas may be affected by blockages which may also lead to heart attacks and strokes.

A disease called peripheral artery disease, or PAD, causes blockages in your lower limbs preventing normal blood flow.

These blockages may become dislodged and travelthrough your body to the heart, lungs or brain

This may further impede blood flow at other blocked areas possibly resulting in heart attacks or strokes.

Most cardiac arrests and SUDDEN death is due to ventricular arrhythmias.

Ventricular arrhythmias are ABNORMAL heart rhythms whichbegin in the lower portion of the heart or your ventricles

A normal treatment includes a pacemaker and medications to maintain a NORMAL rhythm in your ventricles.

Implantable pacemakers may prevent premature death
by stabilizing your heart rhythm

Prevention With Omega 3

There may be a link between Diabetics with increased omega 3 fatty acids and a decrease risk of sudden death.

DHA, EPA and ALA are all essential fatty acids which are not produced by your body.

DHA and EPA are found in high amounts in marine foods like fatty fish, krill oil and fish oil supplements.

ALA is usually found in vegetable sources, which are digested by your body and converted into DHA.

A study may point to the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids and its ability to possibly reduce another heart attack or ventricular arrhythmia.

A study published in the journal Circulation, attempted to see if Omega 3 fatty acids were able to reduce fatal MI and ventricular arrhythmias.

The study included over 5000 women who had no previous history of having a heart attack.

The participants were rated on their monthly, weekly and daily fish intake.

Their results were ASTOUNDING.

The group who ate fish up to 5 times per week, experienced less cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and sudden death.

Sudden death may be attributed to ventricular arrhythmia.

They concluded increasing omega 3 fatty acids in the diets of women suffering from Diabetes resulted in less SUDDEN DEATH events and less incidence of developing heart disease.

All patients were high risk and had experienced
a heart attack within the last decade

Power Of Omega 3’s

Diabetics may have an increased risk of heart disease due to high sugar levels in your blood.

This extra sugar may increase free radicals and reduce the relaxing effects of nitric oxide on your vessel walls.

A particularly fatal heart rhythm, ventricular arrhythmia, may lead to sudden death.

High risk individuals, especially people who suffered a previous heart attack, are at increased risk for developing this potentially fatal arrhythmia.

Including omega 3 rich foods may decrease your risk for ventricular arrhythmia or even having another heart attack.

Increasing essential fatty acids like DHA and EPA may provide extra protection for your heart and overall health.

Krill oil includes many of the essential fatty acids which may provide protection to your heart.

Krill oil may reduce your risk of developing fatal heart rhythms and it may help control blood sugar and alter lipid profiles further protecting the hearts of people suffering from diabetes.

NEXT: Ultra-Potent Krill Oil Is 47 X More Powerful Than Regular Fish Oil >>

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Power Up Your Post Workout Nutrition

You go to the gym.

You do a CRAZY, STRENUOUS workout and then you leave.

You get in your car and start to drive, not really understanding what is happening in your body.

By the time you get home, your window of opportunity is closing to recover from the workout.

And it’s closing FAST.

Sometimes you may feel like eating after your workout and sometimes you do not.

Tonight is a night you do not feel like eating.

So you go about your night; then two hours later you eat something, and then go to bed.

Why can this be detrimental to your weight loss goals?

Let me explain…


Exercising makes you a healthier and stronger person.

Strength training breaks down your muscle tissue and depletes glycogen stores.

Glycogen is many molecules of sugar bound together and stored to be used for energy.

Exercises and strength training utilizes most of your stored glycogen.

This depletes glycogen in your muscles and liver.

Post Workout, Catabolism, and the Anabolic Window
Immediately after your workout, your body is primed for growth and repair of the muscles you just taxed.

Your body has a small window of opportunity that YOU need to take advantage of.

This window is sometimes referred to as the “anabolic window” because of the perfect storm of things happening in your body.

                    The anabolic window increases sensitivity to insulin

and increases the cells' permeability to glucose

During this window, your body is sensitive to two different elements: insulin and glycogen synthase.

One is a hormone which helps your body remove sugar from your blood, sending it into the muscles.

The other is an enzyme which increases glucose uptake and resynthesis of glycogen in the muscles and the liver.

Insulin and depletion of glycogen stimulate glycogen synthase.

High- Versus Low-Glycemic Foods

There are two types of carbohydrates to use after a workout, but only ONE is optimal.

They are low- and high-glycemic foods.

Low-glycemic foods give you a SLOW release of sugar into your bloodstream.

This slow release increases glycogen stores, but not fast enough.

Low-glycemic foods supply your body with glucose
over longer periods of time

This may not be the best source, since you want RAPID resynthesis in order to replenish your cells with glycogen.

High-glycemic foods raise blood sugar rapidly

This rapid increase in blood sugar may be a more efficient way to replenish your body of the glucose it so desperately needs.

High-glycemic foods may also rehydrate you more efficiently.

But you can’t forget about the amino acids.

Amino acids are vital to the health and growth of your muscles, especially after a workout.

A workout breaks down muscle tissue, resulting in a catabolic effect in your body.

Catabolism is a destructive form of metabolism
where your muscles are broken down for energy

You want to avoid catabolism AT ALL COSTS.

Amino acids are vital to the success and resynthesis of your muscle tissue.

The anabolic window makes your muscles more sensitive to insulin.

Insulin does two things:

First, it may help glucose uptake, and therefore increase glycogen stores in your muscles.

Secondly, insulin also increases the uptake of amino acids into your muscles, resulting in increased muscle repair and growth.

Post Workout Nutrition

The optimal time for repair and resynthesis of glycogen stores is IMMEDIATELY after your workout.

Certain conditions need to be present to ensure you are having optimal glucose and amino-acid uptake.

They include:

• The amount of glycogen depleted

• The presence of insulin

• Presence of the enzyme, glycogen synthase

• The degree of muscle damage

The “anabolic window” is a period of time after your workout where your body is able to gather nutrients, and repair and build lost nutrients.

A drink or meal containing high-glycemic foods and protein, allows your body the proper balance of amino acids and glucose for tissue repair and growth.

High-glycemic foods allow a RAPID rise in blood sugar which your muscles quickly upload, due to increases sensitivity to insulin and permeability to glucose.

A post workout meal, with the right amount of protein and carbohydrates, may allow your body a perfect replacement for those lost nutrients after your WORKOUT!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What They NEVER Told You About Eggs

The Egg: this three letter word invokes almost as much fear into the hearts of Americans as our other favorite “deadly” three-letter word: F-A-T.

However, it’s finally time to crack the misconception that eggs are bad for our health, because they’re absolutely not.
It’s unfortunate, but many people still think that you cannot eat more than one egg per day, or even more than 3 eggs per week because if you do, you’ll develop high blood cholesterol levels and fatty arteries. But, this could not be farther from the truth.

So, why do we think this way?

In the 1960’s consumers were first “warned” about eggs as being a major player in the development of heart disease… without any conclusive evidence to back up this claim. News articles overwhelmingly focused on the egg- cholesterol - heart disease link when there was no real proof for this message.

Eggs were so demonized that egg substitute products became all the rage for cooking and baking, but they were no better, and sometimes far worse, than the whole egg itself.

Today, consumers need to understand that eggs are not evil, but in fact are healthy and important components of our diets.

High Protein Quality

First and foremost, eggs an inexpensive source of high quality protein that almost everyone can enjoy in various ways – from scrambled eggs to deviled eggs to green eggs and ham, eggs are a versatile way to quickly and easily get more protein in your diet. And, they’re not just for breakfast, but for lunch and dinner too!

In terms of protein quality, most foods rich in protein are measured in terms of the availability of that protein to effectively promote growth (cell growth), and this term is known as biological value.

Based on the amino acids contained in an egg and its ability to stimulate growth, egg protein is only second to mother’s milk for human nutrition. Read Next

Monday, March 12, 2012

Want to Feel Better and 
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A Brand-New Anti-Aging Breakthrough Nutrient Available For The First Time Ever! This Tiny Natural Pill Contains 45 Times More Anti-Aging, Health-Improving, Illness-Preventing Antioxidant (ORAC) Power Than Fish Oil! 


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May even strengthen your Immune System!

Contains “The #1 Superfood in the world” according to Nicholas Perricone, M.D.

10 times more healthy Anthocyanins than drinking Red Wine!

Reduce cell damage, Restore damaged cells back to good health!

From Jayson Hunter, RD, CSCS

If you want to live healthier and longer, you need to know about the war going on inside your body.

“There’s a war inside my body now?” you say, surprised. Yes there is! And it’s a battle that will determine your health and how long you live!

Please read this urgent news now. Your health and lifespan are at stake.

The war inside your body now is a fight between your healthy cells and the dangerous free radicals that are trying to attack them, and turn them into damaged cells that research has linked to many serious health problems.

How do you keep your cells healthy? It’s simple. You must keep free radicals from attacking your cells, and the best way to do that is to get the right amount of free radical killing antioxidants into your body.

If you don’t think dangerous free radicals are attacking your cells now, you are dead-wrong! You see, even if you eat perfect and exercise like a personal trainer, your body’s cells are still being attacked by free radicals all the time due to stress, processed foods, the aging process and pollutants in the air. Read next

Friday, March 9, 2012

Secret Shortcut Lose Weight

Proven by clinical studies at University of Texas, Penn State College of Medicine, Colorado State University, California State Universityand hundreds of people like you:

New Research Reveals “Secret Shortcut” You Can Use To BURN OFF MORE FAT and LOSE MORE WEIGHT without exercising longer or harder!

M.D.’s and professional trainers say they get nearly TWICE the WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS from this breakthrough that is guaranteed to make your weight loss more successful, faster and easier.


Do you want to lose weight faster and easier from your exercise?

Do you want to have more free time to do what you want instead of working out more?

Are you sick and tired of not getting the results you want fast enough? Are you afraid to look at yourself in the mirror when you are naked or when changing clothes?

Well then, I have very exciting news to share with you …

Remember back in school? How thin a lot of your friends were? I’m going to reveal a recent exercise discovery that is the difference between a friend who was thin back in school … and now looks great all these years later … and a friend who was also thin back in school … but now looks overweight and sloppy. Click here to continue

Thursday, March 8, 2012

15 Simple Rules For Easy Fat Loss

Follow these simple tips from registered dietitian JaysonHunter, the Head of Research and Development for Prograde Nutrition, for a lean and healthy body.

  1. Eat 4-6 small meals day a day instead of the usual 2-3 large meals. Eating frequently will help regulate and boost your metabolism to burn more calories.
  2. Consume whole foods that are high in fiber and low in sugar, such as lean protein sources (lean beef, chicken, fish, and whey protein), fruits & vegetables (oranges, apples, strawberries, blueberries, broccoli, peppers, asparagus, carrots, nuts (almonds, cashews, & walnuts), and whole grains.
  3. Eat low-glycemic carbohydrates such as vegetables, whole-wheat products and oatmeal instead of refined processed carbohydrates which usually come in a box or a bag.
  4. Consume 25-35 grams of fiber per day. Fiber will help satisfy hunger pangs as well as control insulin and blood sugar levels which tend to promote fat storage.
  5. Eat some type of lean protein at each meal. Protein helps to satisfy hunger and provide the necessary building blocks to maintain lean body mass while losing body fat.
  6. Consume adequate amounts of healthy fat foods such as olive oil, walnuts, almonds, Omega-3 fortified eggs, or other Omega-3 products. Healthy fats are great antioxidants as well as help with brain function and many other essential processes that take place in the body on a daily basis. Essential Fatty Acids, according to clinical studies, could also help prevent certain diseases. To guarantee you’re consuming enough Omega-3 supplement your diet with EFA Icon.
  7. Eat 5-10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day to meet your micronutrient needs. Vegetables also contain a good amount of fiber and help to control appetites and curb hunger. Additionally, VGF25+ provides the power-packed nutrition of 25 whole vegetables, greens, and fruits in a convenient “super pill.”
  8. Consume Green Tea or Water instead of calorie-filled drinks such as soft drinks. Green Tea has many health benefits and you should be drinking 1ml of non-caffeinated fluid for every calorie that you consume. This works out between (8-12) 8oz glasses of Green Tea or Water a day.
  9. Balance your fat intake for the day. One-third should come from saturated fats, 1/3 from monounsaturated fats, and 1/3 from polyunsaturated fats. Again, ensure you’re consuming antioxidant-rich Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids by incorporating EFA Icon into your nutritional plan.
  10. Consistent fat loss requires good habits. If you want to create good habits, then you need plan. Therefore, map out your meals every day and follow them. If you follow your plan everyday for 2-3 weeks, you will form habits that become part of your daily routine and part of your life.
  11. Incorporate “superfoods” into your meal plan on a daily basis. Some examples are salmon, low-fat plain yogurt, tomatoes, spinach, mixed berries, whole oats, mixed nuts, olive oil, flax seeds(or flax meal), green tea, and various beans. Many of the super nutrition found in these “superfoods” are also found in VGF25+.
  12. Keep total fat intake under 30% for the day. This can easily be accomplished by avoiding “extra” fats such as butter, sour cream, mayonnaise… This doesn’t mean you have to completely eliminate these items, just use them sparingly and avoid adding them to foods whenever possible.
  13. EXERCISE! Yes, you can lose weight just by changing your eating habits. But very few people succeed long-term - and it takes much longer to lose fat - when they don’t exercise. And something most people don’t realize is, just how critical ingesting the research-proven Protein to Carbohydrate ratio is to optimizing the results of your workout efforts.
  14. Record what you eat and drink. You will be amazed by what you find. Keeping a food journal is critical to your success because you need it to evaluate and analyze your current eating patterns. If your fat loss efforts are stagnant, the answer can usually be found in your food journal.
  15. Follow the 90% rule. If you can follow your plan 90% of the time, you will soon see unwanted fat melt off your body. However, if you find yourself breaking these rules more than 90% of the time, your chances of failing increase significantly. 
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Monday, March 5, 2012

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