Monday, December 22, 2014
You should balance your activities with the proper amount of
rest. Some of the leading experts in the field of aging now
believe that regular exercise along with the proper amount of
rest may actually add years to the life span. Results from a
number of tests indicate that speed and muscular strength of
many of the elderly can be extended.
Leading authorities agree that this new data is going to shatter
many of the myths about aging and physical performance. The
conclusion now is that the performance and ability of the elderly
has long been underestimated, diet, proper sleep and exercise
along with rest and relaxation are all important factors in
preserving our bodies.
Laughter is one of the best things for your mental and physical
state. People are naturally attracted to someone who has a good
sense of humor. You can develop a good outlook and a good sense
of humor by associating with and surrounding yourself with pleasant
Recognize that stress is a killer. A life filled with stress can
really wreak havoc on your body causing a number of illnesses such
as hear attacks, strokes, asthma, gastric problems, menstrual
disorders, ulcerative colitis, angina, irritable colon, increased
blood pressure, ulcers, headaches, etc.
There are different types of stress such as mental, emotional
and physical. Emotional stress seems to take the greatest toll
on everyone. All stress is not bad; in fact, life would not be
very interesting if it were not met with challenges. However, too
much stress, too often with no effective and appropriate outlet,
does not allow the body and soul to recuperate. You might review
a typical week to see if you can identify things that might be
making you anxious or causing you stress. Once identified,
stressors can be attacked and eliminated.
Are you a worrier? Chronic worriers don't have more serious
problems than others - they just think they do. Many worriers try
to cope by trying not to think about their problems, but this just
makes things worse. Doctors say that chronic worriers feel less
anxious if they actually spend a half-hour a day thinking
specifically about their problems.
Get plenty of exercise. People who are physically fit look good
and feel good. A good exercise regimen will lengthen your life.
Improve your appearance, build self confidence and help delay the
Remember that you need to do something physical every day. If you
don't use your joints, quite simply they'll tighten up with age to
create the stooped, bent and worn out appearance we so often
associate with old age. Studies have shown that people with
arthritis experience less pain if they continue to keep their joints
flexible. As one gets older, the bones tend to get brittle which is
why it is common for senior citizens to break bones and especially
their hips when they fall.
Eating right, getting proper sleep and learning to relax are all
very valuable in maintaining a healthy body and mind. And keep in
mind that eating healthy foods and avoiding those high in fats,
sodium and cholesterol will help to decrease your risk of heart
disease, high blood pressure and associated problems.
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Muscle Mashed Potatoes
1 lb red skinned potatoes
¼ cup reduce fat butter
¼ cup almond milk
1 scoop Core Vanilla protein powder
Salt and pepper to taste (use Mrs. Dash for low sodium)
Directions: Place potatoes in large pot, Cover with water and boil for 15 minutes or until they easily fall of a fork. Drain water, and mask the potatoes in the pot. Add, butter, milk protein powder and mix thoroughly.
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Sunday, December 14, 2014
The New Year is right around the corner. If you’re looking to get healthier in 2015, there’s never been a better or more affordable time to meet your goals!
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Friday, December 12, 2014
Getting a second opinion is standard medical practice these days.
There are millions of surgical procedures performed in the United
States every year and the majority of these operations are
necessary for the health and well being of the patient. But,
according to recent studies, a percentage of surgeries may be
Many people are now seeking second opinions, especially when it
comes to elective surgery procedures. Also some insurance companies
are encouraging second opinions for surgical procedures and more
people than ever are beginning to take an active role in their
health care options.
Based on all of the surgeries performed, one can conclude that
overall we have a good system. However, we still hear of horror
stories and botched operations from time to time, both in this
country and around the world.
A second medical opinion can save you time and money, and it is
possible that the condition in question can be treated by means
other than surgery. Your doctor's approach to treating your
condition is influenced by his training, experience, and exposure
to new techniques. Getting a second opinion is standard medical
practice, and you will find that most physicians welcome second and
even third opinions.
You can be candid and open with your physician
about this as you tell him your feelings and how much more
comfortable you'd feel getting another doctor's opinion.
If you decide to get a second medical opinion on a surgical
procedure, you may wish to ask your doctor to refer a colleague or
specialist. If you'd rather seek out another doctor yourself, you
can take the matter up with your local medical society or area
When you go to a second doctor, tell him or her the name of the
recommended surgical procedure and do over the various tests you
have already had. This can save you the unnecessary expense of
running duplicate medical tests. If the second doctor agrees that
the surgery is necessary, he or she will usually send you back to
the first doctor.
If you make the decision to have the recommended surgery, there are
a number of questions you may like to have answered such as from
what medical school did the surgeon graduate, and in what specialty
did the surgeon complete an accredited residency program. You might
also want to inquire as to how many operations like yours the
particular surgeon has performed and how many of those patients have
required additional surgery.
A good indicator of a surgeon's competence is certification by the
American Board of Medical Specialties. The letters F.A.C.S. (Fellow
of the American College of Surgeons) after the surgeon's name is
another sign of a surgeon's qualifications.
Once you are comfortable with your choice of a surgeon, find out what
your options are. Ask about possible risks, complications and side
effects, and the length of the recovery period. Talk to others who
have had the same procedure. Also, don't forget to check with your
insurance company to learn if the surgical procedure is covered under
your policy, and if so, whether it is covered as in-patient or out-
patient surgery. Remember, you deserve to be informed of all your
health care options, especially when it involves a surgical procedure.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A big part of the Christmas season is attending holiday parties with friends, family, and co-workers. Whether or not that's a good thing or a bad thing, at least you can show up prepared with some healthy, delicious treats. These tasty bite-sized cookies will be the life of the party!
¾ cup Chocolate CORE protein powder
2½ tbsp. cocoa
½ tsp. stevia, liquid
1 tsp. pure peppermint extract
6 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
2 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
INSTRUCTIONS 1. Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir together. 2. Scoop onto plate or baking pan, or into the bottom of a muffin tray. Place in freezer to set for 5-7 minutes. 3. Note: You want the cookies to be hard to the touch. 4. Keep in the refrigerator or store in the freezer.
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Saturday, December 6, 2014
Weight loss pills have been a subject for heated debates and bitter controversies for decades.
Praised by some as life-turning instruments for gaining self-esteem and looking good, diet pills are hailed by others as deadly chemicals that can wreck havoc inside our bodies and very likely kill us.
Today, I'm going to talk to you about one of the most commonly used weight loss drugs out there, a little blue and white pill that goes by the name of phentermine.
Phentermine is closely related to amphetamines and works as an appetite suppressant. Its main function is to stimulate the release of brain chemicals that effectively reduce sensations of hunger, making us feel like we don't need to eat at all, or we have to eat very little.
However, a report of the UN International Narcotics Control Board published last year warned that phentermine is one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs in the world, along with other amphetamine-type drugs collectively and ironically known as "anorectics". Another almost equally abused such drug is Ritalin, whose main purpose it to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children - however, one of its main side effects is also appetite suppression.
A quick search on the Internet will reveal thousands of pages stuffed full of glowing testimonials from "overjoyed" women who took phentermine and lost tens of pounds in surprisingly short intervals, something that would definitely not have happened if they had been trying to lose the weight the old-fashioned way, using diet and exercise. However, most women who share their experiences with the weight loss drug conveniently forget to mention its common side-effects, among which mood swings, chest pain, tremors and irregular heartbeat. A phentermine overdose can induce hallucinations, seizures, severe headaches, blurred vision and vomiting.
The scariest part of the story - along with the terrible side-effects of this drug - is that phentermine is readily available on the Internet and can easily be bought from online pharmacies, despite being banned in countries such as Great Britain. The catch is that the law banning the use of phentermine without a valid prescription doesn't apply to overseas pharmacies that sell via the web.
Professor Hamid Ghodse is a former president of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board and is currently the chairman of addiction psychiatry at St George's Hospital in London. In an interview with the Daily Mail a few months ago, he warns women all over the world about the dangers of phentermine and all other amphetamine-related diet pills used to cut weight. "They've been around in various guises since the Sixties and are highly addictive", he says. "Users can experience painful withdrawal symptoms, including nausea, headaches and convulsions, when they try to stop taking the drug".
"The drugs work by stimulating the central nervous system, mimicking the natural effect of adrenalin by increasing the heart rate and suppressing the appetite", Professor Ghodse explains. "Users also feel euphoric and have increased energy levels. However, this also leads to insomnia. Over time, sleep deprivation, coupled with weight loss caused by what basically amounts to starvation, can cause extreme changes in behavior. Users have hallucinations, mood swings, become anxious, paranoid and sometimes violent", he adds.And finally, endocrinologists also warn that any weight loss achieved using phentermine is only temporary. "Most people simply put the weight back on once they stop taking the drugs", the Daily Mail quotes Endocrinologist Dr Nicola Bridges, who specialized in the medical treatment of obesity.
"These are extremely dangerous in the wrong hands. They have to be prescribed by a doctor who has carefully assessed the risk versus benefit for the patient".
Whether we like it or not, there is no quick fix, no rapid solution for healthy weight loss. In an age where everything tells us that we have to be thin to be successful, the temptation posed by these drugs cannot be denied. Coupled with their widespread availability and relatively low costs, weight loss drugs are among the demons of our modern society and cannot be ignored. The best solution however is to protect your body and not try to cheat or cut corners. Go on a healthy, all-natural diet. Exercise. Take up running or dancing. Stay healthy and with enough determination, you can lose weight without killing your body in the process.
There is a safer way to lose weight
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
(M)mūn TM is a beneficial blend of 19 fruits and
Wellmune TM (clinically shown to promote proper immune function). Formulated with antioxidant rich MVao2 TM , a proprietarycomplexfeaturing the superfruits acai and maqui,thisdelicious juice helps protect your body year round. It is your daily defense for a healthier life.
Clinical research consistently demonstrates the ability of Wellmune® to naturally enhance human immune responses and provide protection from health challenges related to physical and lifestyle stress. Double-blind, placebo-controlled studies involving marathoners, firefighters and other individuals with stressful lifestyles found that Wellmune® reduces incidents of upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and improves a sense of overall health.
These findings are not surprising based on the large body of published research demonstrating the unique Wellmune® mechanism of action. Wellmune® works in the body at a cellular and intracellular level and is perhaps the most researched functional ingredient in the world.
Equally important, research documentsthat Wellmune® does not over-stimulatetheimmune system. Other immune health ingredients stress the immune system in ways that may be harmful over time. Wellmune® enhances natural immune function and is safe for daily use.
Biothera’s superior intellectual property and dominant patent position provides customers with confidence in the safety, efficacy and long-term availability of the company's products. Biothera has more than 40 U.S. patents and patents pending, with additional filings in more than 20 countries.
Wellmune® is a natural compound (gluco polysaccharide) isolated from the cell walls of a proprietary strain of yeast. Wellmune® is USDA GRAS, Kosher, HALAL, non-allergenic and GMO-free. Wellmune® is the culmination of yearsof research and a technology investment of more than $250 million.
(M)mūn™ could represent the most significant opportunity to changepublichealthin 100 years. Beta-glucans are known as "biological response modifiers" because of their ability to activate the immune system.
The human body is crawling with billionsof bacteria and viruses. Thingslikeprocessed foods, air travel and stress attack the immune system, making us vulnerable. Pharmaceuticalsmerely treat symptoms. Antibiotics and antibacterials have only succeeded in creating Superbugs like MRSA. Overly clean environments have weakened our immune systems.
When the immune system is strong, even anthrax is no match. Beta-glucans, likethose found in MonaVie (M)mūn™, have also beenshown to lower elevated levels of LDL cholesterol, aid in wound healing, and play a positive role treating injuries, septic shock, allergic rhinitis, arthritis, radiation exposure, Alzheimer's, AIDS, ischemia, and multiple sclerosis.
Fruits in MonaVie (M)mūn™
Açai, maqui, grape, apple, acerola, aronia, black currant, elderberry, cranberry, blood orange, sea buckthorn, pear, blueberry, cupuaçu, strawberry, baobab, lingonberry, bilberry, and camu camu.
Description of Fruits Specific to MonaVie (M)mūn™
1. Juçara Juçara is also an açai palm tree, which is native to South America. A drink made with this form of açai is widely consumed by the inhabitants of the northern region of Brazil. The juçara açai palm produces dark purple fruit that looks similar to a grape or blueberry. Thisfruit is rich in polyphenol antioxidants. According to laboratory testing, the juçara açai fruit has a strong ORAC value when compared to other fruits and vegetables.
2. Maqui berry (pronounced: mä-key) Maqui is a plantthatgrows in Chile and western Argentina. The deep purple maqui berry has been used traditionally for a variety of benefits including support for immune health and vitality. The maqui berry contains powerful antioxidants including polyphenols and anthocyanins, which support healthier aging and help protect against the damaging effectsfree radicals can have on our cells.
3. Baobab The baobab tree is nativeto thetropicallandsof Africa. The elongated oval shaped baobab fruit (like a potato) has a hard shellcovered with soft yellowish-gray fur. The most edibleand frequently consumed part of this popular African fruit is the inner pulp. The pulp is commonly eaten raw or mixed with milk or waterto makea drink. Vitamin C is one of the most prominent nutrients found in the baobab fruit.
4. Black currant Black currant is native to Europe and northern Asia. A variety of black currant is also found in North America. It is cultivated foritsfruit,which is used in jelly, pudding, tarts and in making spirits. Black currant fruit is a source of vitamin C, an essential vitamin with antioxidantproperties. It has been studied for its anthocyanin content; an antioxidant that gives this berry its distinctive color.
5. Blood orange In Sicily, the "blood" orange gained its nickname because of its ruby flesh that contains the red pigment, anthocyanin, a strong antioxidant. Sicilian Red oranges delivermore than instant gratification in the form of flavor and sweetness. They also contain nutritional and health supporting properties. Blood oranges have been used in home remedies for centuries. They are known for their vitamin C content.
6. Elderberry Elderberries are small, dark berries that grow in clusters on elder bushes (also called elderberry trees). There are many different varietiesof elderberry trees. Elderberry bushes are a hardy plant growing native in many climates in Europe and North America. The berries are said to have many nutritional benefits. Elderberries contain vitamin C, which is commonly used to support the immune system. Elderberries also have anthocyanins, antioxidants which are responsible for giving many red and purple fruits their color.
7. Strawberry It is commonly believed that strawberries were cultivated back in Ancient Rome. In the 13th century, strawberries were used in France as a medicinal herb. The most common strawberry cultivated today, a hybrid variety knownasthe garden strawberry from Europe, is noted for its intense flavor and large size. The bright red aggregate fruit contains antioxidants and other beneficial phytonutrients.
8. Lingonberry Lingonberry is a creeping, evergreen, sub-shrub native to North America, Europe, and Asia. It is widely distributed in arctic, alpine, and northern temperate forest regions. The fruit is bright to dark red, strong flavored, and tart. Lingonberries contain beneficial nutrients such as vitamins and antioxidant polyphenol compounds.
9. Sea Buckthorn Sea Buckthorn is a hardy deciduous shrub native to Asia and Northwestern Europe. Other countries who are cultivating this shrub include Canada, Germany, Japan, and northern European countries. It has been produced for centuries in Europe and Asia as a foodstuff and traditional remedy. The shrub produces yellow-orange to red berries that contain vitamins and other nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and E, and other nutritional compounds.
This time of year calls for late nights and early mornings, especially with all the family in town and all the holiday shopping to get done! This shake is incredibly easy and is perfect for an on-the-go breakfast. Grab a shaker bottle and head out shopping for Black Friday, because this shake will keep you going!
Mocha CORE Protein Shake (2 servings)
2 scoops Double Chocolate CORE protein powder 1 cup prepared coffee, chilled 1-2 cups ice
Directions: Add all ingredients to blender and blend for 60 seconds or until smooth. Enjoy! (#protip: plug in the blender first.)
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