Whole Body Vibration

Exercise, Health, News, Research we Recommend
While machines that vibrate, massage, or otherwise shake the body have been around for years, I have generally avoided looking into them. I was biased by the black and white TV images of my youth of individuals standing with belts wrapped around their belly, shaking them to lose weight. So years later, when I would see all these fancy vibration machines being displayed at seminars and conventions, I let that early bias prevent me from investigating their benefits. That is until I was at a seminar where a colleague, whom I respected, was one of the speakers of an afternoon session, talking about vibration therapy. He talked about mechan-oreceptor stimulation, neurol-ogical reinte-gration, lymphatic drainage and detoxification, improved blood flow and circulation, and a lot of other principles that I deal…
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The Flu Shot vs. Vitamin D

Health, Medicine, Research we Recommend, Supplements, Uncategorized
With the upcoming cold and flu season fast approaching, there is an increased amount of talk about the need to get a flu shot. Before you get one, you may want to consider the following facts. According to a CDC report the flu shot on average is 70% effective. Those odds seem pretty good if you are worried about getting the flu. The flu shot does have some downsides; there are the possible side effects and the adverse ingredients in the shot that can be harmful to your health and wellbeing. So, what if there was a better, all natural choice to the flu shot? Over the last ten years there have been a vast amount of studies done about the importance of vitamin D to the immune system. When…
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The Flu Shot vs. Vitamin D

Health, Medicine, Research we Recommend, Supplements, Uncategorized
With the upcoming cold and flu season fast approaching, there is an increased amount of talk about the need to get a flu shot. Before you get one, you may want to consider the following facts. According to a CDC report the flu shot on average is 70% effective. Those odds seem pretty good if you are worried about getting the flu. The flu shot does have some downsides; there are the possible side effects and the adverse ingredients in the shot that can be harmful to your health and wellbeing. So, what if there was a better, all natural choice to the flu shot? Over the last ten years there have been a vast amount of studies done about the importance of vitamin D to the immune system. When…
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Exercise and Rest

Exercise and Rest

Exercise, Health, Sleep
The best exercise is the one you will do regularly…almost in any form. My suggestions: Yoga – there are many benefits to yoga, among the best are: increased strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. Interval Training – Benefits: very time effective, and it increases fat burning efficiency of the body, even when not exercising. Interval training is done by exercising at maximum intensity for 30 seconds, minimum intensity (or rest) 60 seconds, then repeat for a total of 8 times. Total time intense 4 minutes, total time exercising 12 minutes. Interval training is best done 2-3 times per week. Considering doing interval training with aerobic exercises like elliptical, running, swimming, stair stepping, jump roping, etc.) As your fitness level improves, you will increase your intensity but never for more than 60…
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Supplements

Supplements

Food, Health, Medicine, Supplements
Supplements are just that – supplements to your diet. Do not replace good food choices with pills/potions. But with today’s industrialization, mass production, and urbanization, it is virtually impossible to get all that we need from our foods. Even the right food may not have the nutrition it was meant to have because of depleted soils, improper picking time for optimal nutrient content, poor growing conditions, etc. I consider the following to be basic essentials for supplementation: Multi-vitamin – the best is a vitamin that is from a “natural’ whole food source and has a wide selection of nutrients. You should have a multi-vitamin with a high amount of vitamin B (B12 , folic acid, B6), vitamin C and E (100iu mixed tcopherols –not dl-alpha), vitamin A (3000 iu), vitamin…
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