What's the big deal with PROBIOTICS?

I'm sure you've all heard about them by now, but do you know what they do and why you should supplement with them? Probiotics help keep your digestive system moving and running efficiently. They facilitate digestion, help break down foods and process water which in turn will maximize your vitamin and nutrient absorption. What do you look for in a good supplement and which one do I suggest? Ask me! Not only am I a personal trainer, I am also a certified sports nutrition consultant! I can help you with all of your supplementation questions and concerns. I look forward to helping you become a more efficient and healthy person!

ENERGY

Carbohydrates, especially those that are complex, fiber-filled and have a low glycemic index (under 70), will help you sustain your ENERGY level throughout the day and during your workout. Eat more carbs (brown rice,apples,yogurt and egg noodles) on training days and less on days that you are resting!

Don't Be A LIGHTWEIGHT!

A study done by Central Michigan University found that women who worked one bicep by doing 3 sets of about 5 curls with heavier dumbbells gained about 55% more metabolism-revving strength on that side over 10 weeks than on the opposite arm, which lifted lighter weights about 24 times in a row. So, next workout, pick a weight that you can lift only 6-8 times per set and say, "Hello to lean, not bulky, arms and Goodbye to the jiggle!"

Update

FIGHT Cancer! I urge you to read the information below!

CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one

important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey, or molasses but only in very small amounts.

Table salt has a chemical

added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg'sAminos or sea salt.

Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the

gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.

Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is

acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than

beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth

hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people

with cancer.

A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and

reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and

enhance growth of healthy cells.

To obtain live enzymes for building

healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables

including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties.

Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water.. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.


Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of

digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.


Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells. 


Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or

unneeded cells. (I can give you more information on these!)


Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.

Anger, unforgivingness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit.


Learn to relax and enjoy life.


Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment.

Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.


1. No plastic containers in micro.


2. No water bottles in freezer.


3. No plastic wrap in microwave.


Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This

information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well.


Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer.

Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic..

Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.


He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases

dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin.


TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.


He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.


Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.


Thanks for reading this LIFE SAVING FYI!

11 ...The number of pounds you can lose in 1 year just by lifting weights twice a week!