DO THIS, NOT THAT
DON’T DO Close-grip barbel upright row
DO Wide-grip upright rows
Close-grip upright rows can create a shoulder impingement, mechanical compression and/or wear of the rotator cuff tendons.
Bananas are an amazing food. They contain many nutrients including Vitamin A, the B Vitamins, Vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and selenium. They also contain tryptophan, dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine – all essential to neurotransmitter function in the brain promoting calmness, decreasing depression, and enhancing memory. Consider adding bananas to the diet to fulfill one of the 10 servings of daily fruits and vegetables.”
DID YOU KNOW
An overweight person eats 10 percent more calories in a typical restaurant meal than a normal-weight person.
WHO’S YOUR FUNDER?
Always ask who funded a study before blindly accepting the results as “truthful.” One study found that when a drug company, or an industry such as the Corn Producers, or Dairy Association funds a study for their products, there is a zero per cent chance that published study results will be negative. When independent researchers evaluate products, there is a 40% chance of a negative evaluation. The difference in results may be related to “Conflict of Interest.”
Low T (testosterone) is occurring more often, and at younger ages resulting in male feminization and hormone imbalances in women. Scientists believe that environmental pollutants including pesticides, herbicides, industrial solvents, female hormones in municipal water supplies, and bisphenol A (BPA) leaching from plastics may be related. Avoid chemical exposure in foods by buying organic, filter water, and avoid food contact with plastics, especially microwaving foods in plastic or coated containers to minimize exposure.
A Harvard meta analysis of 16 studies (over 300,000 subjects) found that 70% – 80% of the U.S. population may be deficient in magnesium, which affects heart function, immune system strength, bone health, blood sugar management and blood pressure. Every 0.2 incremental increase in magnesium leads to a 30% decrease in cardiovascular disease, and the average beneficial dose is 400mg per day. Some foods containing magnesium include nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, dark green leafy vegetables, rice, oats, and edamame. To maximize health, consider evaluating your intake of magnesium containing foods.
DID YOU KNOW
Your sense of time is in your head: How you experience time is all about your perception. Some speculate that stress can help you experience time dilation. Apparently, time manipulation isn’t just for superheroes.
Long-term use of many anti-depressant drugs affect the brain’s ability to produce neurotransmitters, sometimes resulting in permanent states of “depression”, or even in psychotic episodes like those seen in many recent mass murders/suicide attempts. Alternative physicians are opting for a more natural methodology to treat depression, by blood testing patient amino acid levels (the building blocks of neurotransmitters), and supplementing those found deficient. Results have been amazing, without the long-term side effects of anti-depressant drugs. If you or someone you love is depressed, investigate the inexpensive yet highly effective treatment of amino acid supplementation as an alternative to anti-depressant drugs.
For those who have a difficult time getting to sleep- moderate exercise throughout the day improves sleep quality, as long as it’s not too close to bedtime. A glass of wine, or warm milk can take the edge off and improve relaxation. Tart (unsweetened) cherry juice 2 times per day increases melatonin naturally, which improves sleep quality. Warm baths, meditation, deep breathing, and reading may all provide relaxation in preparation for sleep.Snack on small portions of protein at least 3 hours before bed, avoiding stimulating carbs and caffeine.
DID YOU KNOW
Humans can make do longer without food than sleep. While you might feel better prepared to stay up all night partying than to give up eating, that feeling will be relatively short lived. Provided there is water, the average human could survive a month to two months without food depending on their body fat and other factors.
The crops with the greatest risk of Genetic Modification (GMO) in the United States are:
- Canola (now 90% of US production)
- Corn (88% of US production)
- Cotton (90% of US production)
- Soy (94% of US production)
- Sugar beets (94% of US production)
- Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash
Non-organic meat, eggs, honey and milk are produced with these crops and contain genetically manipulated DNA. Also many products derived from GMO crops like high fructose corn syrup, textured vegetable protein, sucrose, yeast, corn syrup, amino acids, aspartame, and ascorbic acid are genetically manipulated. To maximize health and avoid GMO foods, buy organic or foods labeled non-GMO.
*Consult physician before trying a new supplement, food or diet. Especially if you’re on any medications.