The Importance of Nutrition The facts are in, and the conclusions are clear and inescapable: Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy (HGH-RT) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) have ushered in a golden age of youthfulness and physical and mental fitness. For the first time in history, we can erect a powerful roadblock to premature aging…and even begin to push the clock backward. This is the miracle of HGH and TRT. In fact, if you do nothing else…absolutely nothing else…the results will amaze and delight you, as you witness and experience the incredible transformations that their therapies can produce. But why stop… Read More »
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Confused about organic foods? Are organic foods worth the extra costs? And are organic foods always healthier? Here are the facts. Both pro and con. Keep reading and make an informed decision You’ve heard the clamor from the food “experts” about why you should or should not buy organic foods. As with so many food issues, there is no consensus. “Organic foods are more expensive, but they’re worth it, ” says one nutritionist. “No, they’re not worth the added expense,” says another opinionated “foodie.” So what to do? Who is right? Who should you listen to? You do, of course,… Read More »
If so, keep reading and discover the facts you need to use this powerful and effective technique correctly and safely. Recently, intermittent fasting (IF) has skyrocketed in popularity to become the latest trend in the worlds of health, fitness, and weight-loss. There are many reasons why this has happened. First, the spiraling explosion in obesity rates in America has created a sense of urgency to do something about it. According to recent reports, 70% of the U.S. population is overweight, and the rate of obesity among Americans has steadily climbed to an astonishing nearly 40%! Indeed, Americans are rapidly becoming… Read More »
The definition of fasting is uncomplicated: voluntarily not eating solid food or drinking calorie-containing beverages for a specified period. The practice of fasting has been done for thousands of years for a broad range of reasons. There are several well-known health benefits of fasting. Here is a list of many of them: Fasting improves cognitive functioning. Fasting can make your brain function at a higher, more efficient level. This mental boost is due to an increase of neurons that deliver protection to the mind. This higher functioning makes sense when we consider evolution. Our ancient ancestors survived because their brains… Read More »
Acidosis: The Hidden Health Destroyer Your Most Important AND Little Known Measure of Good Health What is the most important thing you should focus on for good health? Hint: it’s not your weight…or your BMI…or your cholesterol…or your triglycerides…or even your blood pressure. Without a doubt, these numbers are significant. But there is one number that tells you more than these about your health, and you need to be aware of it to ward off disease and live pain-free: Your Blood pH Level The degree to which your blood is either acidic or alkaline in the body is potential hydrogen,… Read More »
Top 25 Foods to HealTop 25 Foods to AvoidApricotsAnchoviesBananasAlcoholBeansBaconBell PeppersCanned fruitBroccoliCanned SoupCantaloupeChocolateCarrotsFried FoodsGarbanzosBeansGraviesGarlicIce CreamGreens (spinach, kale, chard)Pickled EggsKiwiProcessed CheeseLambProcessed CerealsOat BranSaturated FatsOnionsSoft CheesesOrangesSoft drinksPapayaTuna, in oilFresh PastaWhite SugarPotatoes (baked)White flourSoybeans Rice (Brown)White RiceTomatoesWhite VinegarTuna (water packed)Yogurt in SyrupTurkey (skinless breast)PorkYamsProcessed MeatYogurtCoffee8 glasses of WaterProcessed Foods… Read More »
In addition to the many well-known benefits of deep, restorative sleep, here is something else to consider: research shows that people who regularly get enough sleep have healthier body weights than those who don’t. Whether that is because sleep keeps weight in check by releasing growth hormone, or that people with lighter body weights may sleep more soundly, or some other reason, the facts remain unchanged: adequate levels of sleep help you make better food selections. Researcher Hassan Dashti found a link between sleeping and the food choices people make that may explain it. For a study published in the… Read More »
Ever Wonder Why You Can’t Lose Weight… Even When You Do Everything Right? Maybe You’re Trying Too Hard! Finally, Here Are The Facts You Need To Melt The Fat…Once And For All! It’s frustrating…maddeningly frustrating. You’ve sworn that this time it’s going to be different. You’re meticulously counting your calories. You’re following your exercise routine strictly. You’re not cheating with binges. Yet the Mirror and Scale Aren’t Lying The numbers on the scale aren’t budging. And the image you see in the mirror is so far from being “beach ready” that it’s almost funny…if it weren’t so depressing. In spite… Read More »
Processed Meats Linked to Poor Health Outcomes There has long been evidence that the over-consumption of processed foods is linked to an increased risk of a variety of health conditions. It has also been difficult to discern correlation from causation with regard to processed meats, because there has long been an assumption that the high consumption of processed meats is most likely an indicator of poor eating habits in general.
You’ve read the statistics…the studies…the personal stories…and you have arrived at a logical conclusion… SUGAR KILLS! Twelve pounds of sugar per year is what the average American consumed around 100 years ago. Fast forward to today. In 2009, the average American consumed an astonishing 150 pounds per year! When you consider that the human body requires only about two teaspoons of sugar in the bloodstream at any one time, it’s not really too much of a stretch to realize that our current rates of obesity, diabetes, behavioral problems, mood swings, tooth decay, weakened immune systems, high acidic levels, impaired digestion… Read More »
Protein: The Facts You Need To Know Protein. It’s known as a building block…one of the most crucial building blocks in the body. It’s essential for life. Bodybuilders and strength athletes swear by it. Any eating plan includes it. Yet few other well-known nutrients have so much confusion continually swirling about them. For example: There are different types of protein. Which ones are the best? And what is the best way to take them? Is there a right time to take them? How much protein can you absorb at one time? What are “complete proteins”? How do they differ from… Read More »
Magnesium has been described by many nutritionists and research scientists as “the miracle mineral.” And there is a broad range of reasons why. Magnesium delivers so many health benefits that it is the gift that just keeps on giving. Here is a list of the many benefits this miracle mineral gives: magnesium… Provides heart protection and lower risk of stroke. Magnesium is crucial for maintaining a healthy heartbeat; in fact, after bypass surgery, hospitals use intravenous magnesium to prevent atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heartbeat that can result in stroke-inducing blood clots). There are other reasons why magnesium acts as a… Read More »
Do you remember when you were very young and days felt like they were 30 hours long, years seemed like they took forever to go by — especially the school year, but in your later life, days, weeks and months — even years, appear to fly by? This is because your brain slows down as you age, with the result of time seeming like it is compressed. Alas, your mind will likely continue to slow down during your entire life with higher speed. Men and women who go on growth hormone injection programs notice that the days seem like they… Read More »
The Importance of Coffee Our love affair with coffee has a long history. Napoleon-era French diplomat Talleyrand said that coffee “should be hot as hell, black as the devil, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” Bach wrote a cantata in its honor, writers meeting deadlines and students cramming for exams rely on it, and, according to legend, a Pope blessed it. In one of the most famous retorts known, Lady Astor once remarked that if she were Winston Churchill’s wife, she’d poison his coffee, to which Churchill acerbically replied: “If I were married to you, I’d drink it.” Coffee… Read More »
As the year winds down, many folks are looking to the next year to make positive changes. Many New’s Year’s resolutions revolve around developing better eating habits. “You are what you eat” is far more than an often-quoted cliche. It is one of the most important things you can do to get and stay healthy. Maybe the most important. When people talk about “eating better,” they usually vow to consume more fresh fruits and vegetables, or drink more water, or add a few quality supplements to their daily fare. These are all great ideas. But what you don’t put in… Read More »
Medical research increasingly points to out-of-control inflammation as a significant factor in both causing and aggravating many diseases, and psoriasis is no exception. But the good news is this – adopting an anti-inflammatory diet may help control symptoms of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. As with all other diseases, there is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment, and the same goes for nutritional approaches as well. But there is some scientific evidence that making changes to your eating habits can improve your health and reduce your risk of developing associated afflictions like heart disease and diabetes. Let’s take a look at several inflammation fighters…… Read More »
What and when you eat at the end of the day can have a large impact on your body. If you eat the right thing at the right time you can actually lose fat while you sleep. Eat the wrong thing at the wrong time and you can plan on waking up with a little more body fat in the morning.
To successfully loss weight, you’ll need to stop eating two hours before going to bed. You should not feel hungry before bed, but you should also not feel completely full. When you’re trying to lose weight, going to bed at night feeling slightly hungry is actually a good thing. It’s your body telling you that what you did that day is working and you’re losing body fat. If you don’t feel this way when going to bed, you’re probably not losing fat.
Now lets say you follow your brain’s directive and eat close to bedtime, your body will not dip into the fat it has stored away, and will probably even store some more. Every time you eat, your metabolism increases slightly. However, this effect is minimized late at night. You don’t get the same metabolism boosting benefit when you eat just before bed, because a couple of hours after dinner, your body will start preparing for sleep. This natural slowing down of your metabolic rate overrides any metabolic boost you might get from eating. So once you hit the pillow, the only calories you’re going to use are the basic calories you need to keep your heart beating and your lungs breathing and allow your eyes to move in REM sleep. This is only a minimal number of calories.
Stop the Chronic Inflammation epidemic dead in its tracks! Keep reading and learn what you can do to avoid the damaging effects of this health-robber Inflammation. As more medical research indicates, chronic inflammation seems to play a role in almost all disease and illness. In fact, many insist that it plays the starring role in diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disease, heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease…the list goes on and on. But Inflammation is a Two-Edged Sword Before we go any further, let’s take a look at the definition of inflammation: the word itself comes from the Latin word… Read More »
Sugar Addiction: The UnSweet Truth A nutritionist once complained that there was a depressing saying she heard all-too-often from her clients: “I just love my donuts and cookies.” What is the problem with that saying? Your donuts and cookies don’t love you back! As research continues into the health effects of sugar, a grim, stark fact is becoming more and more apparent: sugar is poison and wreaks havoc on your body in so many ways. Today we are more addicted to sugar than at any time in the past. Want proof? Check out these numbers: In 1700, sugar… Read More »
Red Meat: Good or bad? Healthy or unhealthy? A-1 protein source? Or a precursor to a heart attack? Keep reading and make an informed decision. To eat red meat, or not to eat red meat? That is the question, and it’s time to find the answer. On the one hand, many nutritionists and medical professionals warn that consumption of red meat should be either minimized or eliminated from a healthy diet. The anti-red meat arguments range from health reasons to the detrimental effects of meat processing and consumption on the environment and ethical concerns. Vegetarians can be extremely passionate… Read More »