Sunday, October 30, 2005

Advanced Nutritional Products - What Are They?

Advanced Nutritional Products - What Are They?
Author: David Buster

Advanced nutritional products are substances that have been shown by clinical studies to provide important health benefits. Advanced nutritional products that support the health of the heart, eyes, brain, immune system, joints and so on are being proven by studies on an ongoing basis. We are living longer, and we want those extra years to be active ones full of optimism, energy and health.

The foundation for good health is a lifestyle that includes a sensible diet with nutritional supplements, sufficient quality sleep, reasonable exercise and weight management. Taking high-quality, anti-aging advanced nutritional products helps fill in the dietary gaps that everyone will have. The essential nutrients that your body needs are extensive and complex. Vitamins and minerals are just the beginning. Other nutrients that provide significant anti-aging benefits are the key to improved energy, better health and freedom from disease.

Here are examples of advanced nutritional products:


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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Healthy Eating At Fast Food Places

Healthy Eating At Fast Food Places - Are You Kidding Me?
By Mike Singh

Is it possible to eat healthfully at a fast food restaurant? The big name chains, such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and Taco Bell want you to think so. All of these restaurants offer some type of "healthy" alternative on the menu to entice those who are watching their weight or simply wanting better options. But how healthy are these options? It depends on what you order, of course.

Aside from some options that can be quite healthy, such as salads, other options that may seem like wise choices may not be as great as they seem. Also avoid ordering anything in a large size, as this quickly adds extra calories and fat. Many foods also include extra sugars that quickly add calories.

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Friday, October 28, 2005

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Build Muscles And Smash Plateau For Beginners

Build Muscles And Smash Plateau For Beginners
By: Chris Chew

Five times a week, two hours each visit. You've been more faithful to your gym schedule than you've ever been to any girlfriend you've had. And for a while it paid off: those muscles started rippling and the girls started paying attention.

But then, like a bad dream you wake up from, your muscles suddenly wasn't growing like what it used to do. Your muscles stop responding to your heavy workout no matter how intensely you've been training. So you said to yourself, now I will train harder. So now you put in three hours a session and but even as you upped your gym dosage, horrors of horrors, your muscles are actually shrinking.

Ahhhhh, the Gym Plateau. It afflicts all of us and few of us ever gotten out of it. In fact, most people don't even know that they have hit the dreaded plateau and thought that their muscles can only grow so much due to inherent genetic factors. Not to worry though, if you read the following fitness tips, and follow these tips to the latter, I can assure you that your muscles will start growing again and grow bigger they will.

Here are your free fitness tips.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Holidays and Your Waistline

Ghost of Binge Past
By Dolletta Mitchell

Holidays and special events should be a time of great joy, but dieters customarily imagine these occasions with dread and horror. Why? Because celebrations are not celebrations without lots of high-calorie, tempting foods. Does this suggest that you have to become a social-scrooge to duck temptation? No. The “secret” is to create a survival “plan” ahead of time and stick to it throughout this holiday season.

“If you fail to plan, you can plan to fail" is a time worn and clichéd statement. But it's still wonderful success advice. Not only do most people fail to plan, they consciously plan to fail over the holidays.

Most people expect to "blow" their diet and miss workouts during the holidays. They expect to eat more, exercise less and gain weight. Instead of putting forth the effort by taking control, they resign themselves to maintenance at best or back-sliding at worst.

This negative expectancy leads to a self-fulfilling prophecy. By the first week of January, they're in the worst shape they've been in for a year and they frantically make New Year's resolutions to shed the excess fat they've gained. Is that your approach? Or, are you going to be strong and really make it all the way to the New Year without gaining weight?

Let’s revisit October with the ghost of binge past. Oktoberfest plus Halloween equaled a huge junk food binge for some of us. Oktoberfest and Halloween are over and done. Does that mean you are going to let the ghost of binge past turn you into a food scrooge? Are you going to pass up seasonal celebrations to avoid the fattening feasts?

Ho, Hum! How do you avoid turning into a miserable ol’ food scrooge?


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Monday, October 24, 2005

Is Glucosamine Effective?

Is Glucosamine Effective?

Glucosamine is technically a form of an amino sugar that plays a major role in cartilage formation and repair. Glucosamine stimulates the production of water-binding glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans, two essential building blocks of cartilage and also inhibits the production of chondrocytes, enzymes that break down cartilage. Glucosamine also appears to suppress the destructive enzymes collagenase and phospholipase. In effect, supplementing with glucosamine is akin to giving your body the raw materials it needs to rebuild cartilage - but naturally. Glucosamine helps to form tendons, ligaments, cartilage and nails. Glucosamine has so few side effects primarily because it is already a natural component of the body. The only problem with glucosamine is that its natural production in the body seems to fade with time, injury and aging. Supplementing with glucosamine can help replace the deficit and restore the proper glucosamine balance. Now scientists knew that glucosamine worked and they now knew how it worked.

Now that glucosamine had been discovered, a few of the "early adopters" set out to test it themselves. The results lived up to the hype, and word quickly spread. As more and more clinical studies were completed and published and more and more people reported their success (and extremely low side effects) with glucosamine, the masses began to take note. Leading journals and magazines started to catch wind of glucosamine. More clinical studies have been scheduled and started, including a National Institute of Health (NIH) multimillion dollar multi-center study that is scheduled to be completed sometime in 2005. Despite pressure from large pharmaceutical companies, glucosamine has reached the masses. Unfortunately, not all glucosamine products are created equal.

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Friday, October 21, 2005

Mesothelioma - Catch It Early To Avoid Big Trouble

Mesothelioma - Catch It Early To Avoid Big Trouble
By: Rick Hendershot

Many people have never heard of Mesothelioma and are unaware of its symptoms. Although considered a rare form of cancer, each year the number of cases grows. With the prevalence of this disease on the rise, it is critical to understand why and how Mesothelioma develops and what courses of action can be taken in the event of diagnosis. The following are some questions and answers that will provide you with information on Mesothelioma.

**What is Mesothelioma?**

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs. The organs most commonly affected are the lungs, heart and abdominal organs. The most common form of Mesothelioma is Pleural Mesothelioma -- cancer of the lung lining. But cancerous cells are also found in the lining of the abdominal cavity (the peritoneum) and the lining around the heart (the pericardium).

**What causes Mesothelioma?**

Mesothelioma is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is often found in building materials used before the mid 1970’s. In addition, materials such as pipes, boiler insulation, floor, ceiling and roof tiles may contain asbestos. It is believed that even insignificant exposure to asbestos in environments such as asbestos mills, mines, shipping yards, some older Navy ships or even in patient's homes can result in mesothelioma. In many cases mesothelioma does not occur for decades after initial exposure to this cancer-causing asbestos. 2000-3000 cases of mesothelioma per year are currently being diagnosed. Family members of workers exposed to asbestos can also contract this disease through exposure to the worker's clothing. Like many other cancers, smoking greatly increases the risk of contracting mesothelioma.

**How much asbestos exposure will cause Mesothelioma?**

Generally, the probability of developing this form of cancer is directly related to the length of time you are exposed to asbestos. The health risk also increases with the intensity of the exposure to asbestos.

However, an exposure of as little as one or two months can result in mesothelioma 30 or 40 years later. At the age of 48, Canadian Member of Parliament Chuck Strahl, was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma and traces the cause back to changing brake pads on logging equipment after he graduated from high school. Strahl's case is a good example of the fact that Mesothelioma has a latency period of anywhere from 20 to 50 years. Like thousands of others he developed the disease long after his exposure to asbestos.

**What are the symptoms of Mesothelioma?**


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Thursday, October 20, 2005

What's In Your Creatine?

What's In Your Creatine?
By: Will Brink

What I am about to tell you is not going to make me a very popular person with many supplement manufacturers. In fact, some of them are going to be down right pissed off at me. On the other hand, some of them are going to be happy someone spilled the beans and told the truth.

Finally, some of them will be totally unaware of this information and will be shocked when they read it. Basically, I fully expect this article to cause a sh*% storm that will reverberate throughout the supplement industry.

The only people who I know are going to be happy about this article is the consumer, but I am getting ahead of myself. As we all know, creatine is one of the best bodybuilding supplements ever discovered. It increases strength, lean body mass, and, to a lesser extent, endurance. If that were not enough, it's relatively cheap to boot!

What more could we ask for from a supplement?

When creatine was first introduced it was sort of pricey, but no one really cared because it worked so well. As time went on and more companies began selling creatine, the inevitable price war began and prices came down.

At that point creatine was only being produced by a few companies, so creatine was basically creatine and the price was the only real consideration. As is typical of the market place, once creatine became big business, several new manufacturers popped up and it became no longer a price war as much as a quality war. The expression "creatine is creatine" no longer holds true. More on that shortly.

At this time there are probably four-five companies large enough to mass produce creatine for the sports nutrition market. These companies in turn sell their product in huge bulk amounts to various distributors around the world.

As far as the mass producers are concerned, there is a large German company, two companies out of China, and two in the United States. Though there are various other companies, for this article we will basically concern ourselves with these five major producers which probably comprise 80-90% of the creatine production market.

Why I had to write this article

The supplement industry in the United States is by and large a self-regulated industry. Unlike other countries, we (the USA) don't have government constantly telling us what we can and cannot do with our supplements. Though they have been trying to discredit supplements for decades, the FDA and pharmaceutical/ medical industrial complex have largely failed to do so.

As a self-regulated industry, we must do just that. Let me state here and now, I am all for self-regulation and totally against government regulation when it comes to supplements. When we find gross problems, we have to expose them no matter what the cost. Any supplement that is found to be potentially dangerous, terribly misleading, or otherwise a total scam, must be exposed as such.

If we don't do it, then we allow the "powers that be" (who have an interest in discrediting the supplement industry) to get one step closer to the Orwellian scenario of other countries. I thought long and hard as to whether or not I should write this article, but in the end, as a person of good conscience and ethics, I knew I had to.

In the end, it will cost the entire supplement industry far more than any one loss could ever cost a single company if problems with a certain product are not exposed.

As far as I am concerned, this is us airing out or own dirty inter-industry laundry and policing our own, instead of waiting for the "don't confuse us with the facts" popular media or other groups to come after the supplement industry.

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Understanding The Relation Between Asbestos Exposure And Mesothelioma Lung Cancer

Understanding The Relation Between Asbestos Exposure And
Mesothelioma Lung Cancer
By: Kirsten Hawkins

An understanding of asbestos is necessary before we try to
understand mesothelioma lung cancer. Asbestos, a natural fibrous
mineral, used commonly in construction process and manufacturing
industries is detrimental to human health. Continuous inhalation
of its fibers enhances the susceptibility to respiratory
disorders and can lead to many dangerous diseases. A leading
example of such dangerous disease is Mesothelioma lung cancer.
Actually, mesothelioma lung cancer is misnomer because
mesothelioma cancers affect the lining of lungs (pleura) and
abdomen and not the lungs. Since mesothelioma cancers mostly
affect the lining of the lungs, it is generally called
mesothelioma lung cancer. The workers who had worked in
industries such as shipbuilding, asbestos mining, and asbestos
production are vulnerable to mesothelioma cancers.

Mesothelioma and the Role of Carcinogens:

What is mesothelioma cancer and how does the lining of the lung
become cancerous? Cancer is a tumor that is malignant in nature.
Tumor is formed when there is abnormal cell division and cell
multiplication in the cancerous cells. Exposure to carcinogens
or cancer-causing material like cigarette smoke, asbestos and
silica dust is instrumental in this abnormal cell division and
formation of tumor.

Mesothelioma cancer is directly linked to asbestos exposure.
However, those already exposed to asbestos have a greater chance
of developing lung cancer if they are exposed to other
carcinogens such as cigarette smoke. A study reports that the
workers with a history of asbestos exposure and cigarette smoke
are more prone to lung cancer than the non-smokers and those
with no history of asbestos exposure.

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Monday, October 17, 2005

Asbestos and Mesothelioma Cancer

Asbestos and Mesothelioma Cancer
By William Johnston

Asbestos is the biggest work place killer today. Those who have worked with asbestos or who are regularly in contact with someone who has are at risk from asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. All these are fatal respiratory diseases which are extremely difficult to cure. Research is being carried out in various research labs all over the USA and many pharmaceutical companies are also endeavouring to find new drugs and treatment methods.

One rare disease caused by asbestos which is becoming increasingly common is mesothelioma. Although unknown by many today, it is almost certain that awareness of this disease will be broadcasted worldwide because of its increasing occurrence in men aged between 55 and 70. Many of these men are now lodging multi million dollar lawsuits against the companies who subjected them to asbestos. Those most at risk from mesothelioma are those who have been in regular contact with asbestos dust and fibres without sufficient protection. Just a couple of months of exposure to asbestos can lead to mesothelioma 30 years later. The latency period (amount of time the disease takes to start taking effect) of mesothelioma is 30 - 50 years which is one of the reasons it is so difficult to cure because it is very difficult to tackle in its early stages. Another reason it is so difficult to cure is that its early symptoms are characteristic of many other more common diseases such as pneumonia.
Mesothelioma symptoms include:

- Chest pains
- Coughing that worsens over time
- Weight loss
- Shortness of breath
- Coughing up blood
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fatigue
- Wheezing
- Lung infection
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Loss of appetite

A patient will feel symptoms depending on which type of mesothelioma he or she has got. For information on the different types of mesothelioma go to: http://www.1-mesothelioma.co.uk

In the next 35 years it is estimated that over 1 million people will die from asbestos related diseases in developed countries. Most of these people will die from lung cancer and mesothelioma as these two are the most prolific asbestos related diseases.

All the detailed information you need on the symptoms, treatment, risks, science and more about mesothelioma can be found at: http://www.1-mesothelioma.co.uk

All the detailed information you need on the symptoms, treatment, risks, science and more about asbestos can be found at: http://www.asbestos-resource.co.uk


Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/

Friday, October 14, 2005

Holiday's and Flu Season

With the flu season and holiday's rapidly approaching I thought you might like to read the following articles:

Avoiding The Flu: Precautions and Building your Immunity - It's that time of the year again! Along with all the holidays and the festive season celebrations, we also get our annual 'flu epidemics.

Ghost of Binge Past - Holidays and special events should be a time of great joy, but dieters customarily imagine these occasions with dread and horror. Why?

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Do Harvard doctors practice what they preach?

Harvard Health Letter Survey Shows
Harvard Doctors Practice What They Preach


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10-10-2005


Personal habits covered include: alternative medicine use, diet, exercise, vitamin use, body weight, smoking, and more



BOSTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Do Harvard doctors practice what they preach? The Harvard Health Letter, the country's first health newsletter for the general public, recently surveyed more than 15,000 Harvard Medical School faculty physicians about their health habits and found that, in many cases, yes, they do.

In this 30th anniversary year for the Harvard Health Letter, the editors decided to revive a tradition-two similar surveys were conducted in 1982 and 1992. Results from the 2,115 faculty members (1,185 male and 930 female) who responded were reported in the October issue. Highlights include:



Diet and exercise

Most (82 percent) eat breakfast regularly and many get at least three servings of fruit or vegetables a day. Few (12 percent) regularly eat at fast-food restaurants, about half drink alcohol in moderation (one to five drinks per week), and a solid majority (57 percent) use olive oil over less healthy fats.

As for activity level, more than half claimed to exercise at least three times a week at a moderate intensity or higher. These good habits pay off. The faculty's average body mass index (BMI) was 23.9, which is on the high end of the 18.5-25 healthy range.

There were some outliers. The survey found 119 couch potatoes who reported exercising less than once a week for under 30 minutes at mild intensity. About half of these non-exercisers also reported eating less than two servings of fruit or vegetables on most days. With about a third of the respondents overall either overweight or obese, it's not surprising that almost half said they've
tried to lose weight sometime in the past five years. "The members of the faculty that answered our survey seem to eat a little less, and to weigh a little less, than most people their age in the U.S.," said Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Health Letter.



Vitamins

Experts suggest taking a multivitamin as a nutritional safety net, and 77.7 percent of the faculty members who filled out the survey said they were heeding that advice. Calcium supplements are also popular, especially among women (48.6 percent) and those over age 50 (36.2 percent). However, only 8.4 percent of respondents take Vitamin D, which may be more important than calcium for osteoporosis prevention. The percentage was higher among women and older faculty members.



Alternative medicine

Surveys report that about a third of Americans routinely use some form of alternative medicine. What about Harvard doctors? Less than 13 percent of respondents have had chiropractic or acupuncture, but more than a quarter have taken an herbal supplement. Half chose "curious," "open-minded," or "enthusiastic" to describe their attitude towards alternative medicine. Older doctors were more likely to be skeptical of alternative treatments than younger ones, as were male doctors compared to female ones.



Menopause

Of the approximately 930 women who answered the survey, only 141 said they had menopausal symptoms worth treating. Most used either low-dose estrogen alone or low-dose estrogen with progestin. A majority taking hormones kept taking them despite negative results from the Women's Health Initiative, which found that post-menopausal hormones increase the risk for heart disease and breast cancer.

"We can only speculate as to why some faculty continue to take hormone therapy despite the recommendations of the Women's Health Initiative," said Dr. Komaroff. "Most likely, they tried going off, bothersome symptoms recurred, and they made the personal decision that the benefit from reducing their symptoms was greater to them than the risks reported by the study."



Heart disease

The 174 respondents (8 percent) who rated their heart disease risk as moderately high or above were taking many of the right steps to lower their risk: exercise and eating less saturated fat and more fiber.

Surprisingly, only 42.2 percent were taking a statin drug. The editors surmise that ignorance of their cholesterol levels might be the problem -- 41 percent of those in the higher risk category didn't know their LDL level. Aspirin use among the men ages 50 and older (the group most likely to get the heart disease benefit) with self-rated elevated risk was high (83 percent). "It may be that some younger members of the faculty believe there is no benefit from checking your cholesterol levels until you reach age 50 or 60," speculated Dr. Komaroff. "If so, they're wrong: people with other cardiac risk factors should know whether their cholesterol levels also put them at risk."



Cancer

Just 39 of the faculty members who answered the survey said they smoke. A larger group (24.1 percent) smoked sometime in the past, though. That number gets larger with age; in the ages 70 and older group, exactly half answered yes.



The faculty members are conscientious about cancer screening tests. Over 75 percent of those ages 50 and over said they'd gotten a colonoscopy. Two- thirds of women ages 40 and over indicated that they get a mammogram every year. Among women ages 50 and over, that fraction grew to three-quarters. Despite the debate about the PSA test for prostate cancer, 84 percent of the male faculty ages 50 and over had been tested.

"PSA screening has not been shown to reduce the risk of suffering or death from prostate cancer," said Dr. Komaroff, "although studies of that question are underway. Some doctors probably figure that it's worth getting the blood test until and unless it is definitively shown not to be of value."

The Harvard Health Letter is available from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School. Other publications include consumer health newsletters focusing on women's health, men's health, mental health, and cardiovascular health; more than 40 special health reports; and 15 books. For more information, visit us at http://www.health.harvard.edu or call
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Monday, October 10, 2005

"Proprietary Blend" Nutritional Supplements

The Shell Game that is the "Proprietary Blend" Nutritional Supplement
By Will Brink, author of:

Muscle Building Nutrition http://musclebuildingnutrition.com Muscle Gaining Diet, Training Routines by Charles Poliquin & Bodybuilding Supplement Review

Diet Supplements Revealed http://aboutsupplements.com Real World Fat Loss Diet & Weight Loss Supplement Review

- The Shell Game that is the "Proprietary Blend" Nutritional Supplement

Recently I wrote an article entitled "Terms, Terms, Terms, An Inside look to buying supplements" which can be found on the Gurus and Guests section of my private forum. The article covered many of the misleading marketing terms buyers have to deal with in an attempt to make informed decisions on the supplements they spend their hard earned money on. Some of the more potentially misleading commonly used marketing terms I covered were:

"Clinically proven"
"Patented"
"Doctor recommended"
"All natural"
"Scientifically formulated"
"Research proven"
"Used for thousands of years"

Readers interested in understanding why the above terms can be so misleading, can read my write-up on each of those terms.

In a nut shell, I went onto cover each of these common marketing terms that are used to sell supplements to unwitting consumers and explained each in detail as to what I view as their common misuse within the market place.

However, one term I didn't cover, was "proprietary blend" which in many cases is the most potentially misleading term of them all, though not a term always seen in ads per se, but the side of the bottle.

Thus, why I felt it was a separate topic to be covered at a later date as it does not fit under the classic definition of a commonly used marketing term found in ads. I also decided to cover this term in a separate article as it requires much more space dedicated to it then the other terms needed for reasons that will be apparent shortly.

Proprietary blends are not inherently a negative for the consumer, though they are inherently confusing for the buyer in most cases. A supplement that lists a "proprietary blend" on the bottle can be there for one of two reasons:

(a) to prevent the competition from knowing exactly what ratios and amounts of each ingredient present in the formula to prevent the competition from copying their formula exactly (commonly referred to as a "knock off") or

(b) to hide the fact the formula contains very little of the active ingredients listed on the bottle in an attempt to fool consumers.

Sadly, the latter use is far more common then the former. They see a long list of seemingly impressive ingredients listed in the "proprietary blend" none of which are there is amounts that will have any effects. This is commonly referred to as "label decoration" by industry insiders. The former use of the term is a legitimate way for a company of a quality formula from having the competition copy or "knock off" their formula and the latter use of the term is to scam people.

So how does the consumer tell the difference?

They can't, or at least they can't without some research and knowledge, which the scam artists know few people have the time and energy to dedicate to finding the answers. Although there are a few tips the consumer can use to decide if a product with a "proprietary blend" is worth trying, no one, not even me, can figure out exactly how much of each ingredient is in the blend or in what ratio of each is contained within the formula, hence why the honest and not-so-honest companies employ "proprietary blends" so often.

Thus, we have something of a conundrum here and conflict between a company making a quality formula attempting to protect that formula from other companies vs. the company simply looking to baffle buyers with BS.

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Friday, October 07, 2005

Glucosamine Review and Potential Benefits

Glucosamine Review and Potential Benefits
By Marc David

After doing some triceps elbow extensions and numerous other elbow extension exercises, I began to feel effects of what is known as elbow tendonitis. The symptoms generally included a pain with any movement of my elbows. So much so, that even resting my arms on a chair began to have an associated soreness to the touch. Similar to my bicep tendonitis experience, the pain experienced was not normal. A bodybuilder who is tune with their muscles can tell the difference between an intense workout and an intensely painful workout.

This elbow tendonitis came about from an overuse of any exercise. With the increased weight, I eventually reached a peak of classic overuse of the joints. Not sure of a treatment, I did the first thing I could. Adjust my form. Keeping the elbows locked in on triceps movements is critical. It can alleviate if not remove the pressure on the joints when doing a very heavy exercise movement. This was my first elbow tendonitis treatment experiment.

Continuing week after week with my new form, the pain was less severe, but it was not a full treatment. Some of the elbow tendonitis symptoms became less painful but the general pain was always present. This has an acute effect on your motivation to continue to do exercises. Doing triceps exercises (dips, skull crushers, one arm and two arm overhead extensions, rope pushdowns) has always been something I look forward to with each arm workout. But with anything that is painful, your body doesn’t want to do it. In fact, continuing and pushing past the pain “no pain no gain” mantra, I would have eventually damaged my joints beyond repair.

After talking to a friend’s wife, she told me about her husband, who started taking Glucosamine for his joints. There are basically two kinds of people who need some type of cartilage therapy. Those who are suffering from osteoarthritis or athletes with overuse injuries. Considering he’s not very old and probably isn’t losing too much cartilage, I had to believe that it was working on cars daily and using his joints excessively (turning hands, manipulating small parts) that lead to his overuse of his finger joints and the pain associated. Thus began my short research and trial of a Glucosamine product to see what benefits Glucosamine might have and any possible side effects specific to me.


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Sunday, October 02, 2005

The Truth About Stubborn Body Fat

The Truth About Stubborn Body Fat
by Tom Venuto

“Stubborn body fat.” Those three words conjure up some very unpleasant images of those “last few pounds” in those “hard to lose” places. In men, it’s the annoying pockets we get right around our navel, lower abs, lower back, and sides of the waist that make us want to leave our shirt on. In women, it’s the “grandmother arms” tricep flab that flaps around in the breeze when you wave to someone… and those dreaded “saddlebags” – the upper thigh, hips and butt area – especially that place where the back of your thighs meet your gluteus maximii.

If you want to “minimize your maximus” and other trouble spots, I have a theory about SO-CALLED “stubborn fat” and what to do about it. Some people might not agree with me, holding fast to a belief that certain fat cells are simply harder to burn due to some kind of alpha 2 receptors or hormonal anomaly, but I at least want to offer my hypothesis for your consideration.

Even Bodybuilders Have “Localized” Fat Deposits

If you’ve seen the picture of me at 3.7% body fat on my website at www.burnthefat.com, you might be shocked to hear that – like many men - I store fat VERY easily on my lower abs. You might not even believe me (unless you’re one of my college buddies, then you know what I use to look like).

It’s true. I’ve had challenges losing lower ab fat just like everyone else. I don’t call it “stubborn fat” though. I call it “localized fat.” It was extremely challenging to lose the first time because I didn’t know how the human body worked. I didn’t understand the weight regulating mechanism, starvation mode, feedback loops, thyroid, leptin, lipoprotein lipase, insulin, metabolic rate and so on. But I searched for answers and eventually found them.

I was able to lose this localized abdominal fat by learning human physiology and by changing my mental attitude towards the entire situation. I definitely didn’t lose it by using some “magical” spot-reducing machine, drug, supplement or “fat melting crème” because such an animal does not exist.

Would YOU like to learn how to permanently lose localized fat deposits no matter how “stubborn” you think they are – and do it the NATURAL WAY? …The permanent way?…. so it never comes back?…. if so, then this might be the most important article you ever read.


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