150 jump rope singles
250 meter row
40 box jumps
40 knees to elbows hanging from bar
30 chest to bar pull-ups (black band)
20 ring dips
For those of you who might be interested in learning more about Jeff Bland, I will provide his Bio below:
Metformin belongs to a class of drugs called biguanides. It was originally marketed under the brand name Glucophage and approved by the FDA for sale in the United States in December 1994. The patent on Glucophage expired in September 2000.Type 2 diabetes is a Worldwide Epidemic. In 2012, nearly 30 million people in the United States had type 2 diabetes. Approximately 10% of young U.S. adults have diabetes and in seniors (65 and older) the rate has increased to nearly 1 in 4 or 25%. And now, a new 2014 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 40% of the adult population in the United States will develop Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime.(1)
Cells need to be able to communicate with each other to ensure proper functioning of various tissues. In order for cells to be able to do this, they need to connect together and form what is known as a gap junction.
A gap junction is the connection of the cytoplasm of two cells which allows them to transfer molecules and ions to each other, essentially allowing them to ‘communicate’. This is only possible with connexins, which are the proteins that form the gap junction between two cells.
For decades, we have known that intense exercise engages the sympathetic nervous system. When activated, the sympathetic nervous system releases powerful stress response hormones in both animals and humans which ignites our “fight or flight” survival mechanism. These stress hormones which are collectively called catecholamines include adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine. They accelerate heart rate, increase alertness and prime muscles for battle or flight which enables us to respond to stress or danger.
Coffee Consumption Reduces Risk of Death
A stunning epidemiological study recently reported that regular coffee drinkers had significantly lower risks of death compared to non-coffee drinkers. This study tracked over 229,000 men and 173,000 women between the ages of 50-71. The subjects were followed for 13 years, from 1995 to 2008. Overall, this represented an evaluation of 5.15 million person-years, which makes it a very powerful study. Among non-smokers, regular coffee drinkers had fewer deaths from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, injuries and accidents.
Compared to non-coffee drinkers, the reduction in the risk of dying from any cause for coffee drinkers was the following:
Risk of Dying: Men Women
Drinking 1 cup/day -6% -5%
Drinking 2-3 cups/day -10% -13%
Drinking 4-5 cups/day -12% -16%
Drinking 6 or more cup/day -10% -15%
AND NOW THEY ARE CHANGING THE RULES:
Currently over 40 million Americans ages 40-75 are taking statins. New guidelines released by The American College of Cardiology and The American Heart Association in 2013 will add 12.8 million more Americans between 60 to 75 to those who will be eligible to take statins. This new group will be advised to take statins for "primary prevention." This means that 48.6% (nearly half) of American adults will be taking or recommended to take statin drugs.
Initial clinical trials conducted by pharmaceutical companies for drug approval usually last about 6 weeks. On average, drug companies reported that from 2% to 5% of patients taking SSRIs experienced sexual side effects.
Studies evaluating longer-term outcomes report sexual side effects for patients taking SSRI antidepressants to range from 56% to as high as 80%. Now sexual side effects are one of the most common reasons for discontinuing SSRIs.
An investigative report published in the New England Journal of Medicine shockingly revealed that the FDA & pharmaceutical companies LIE to physicians and the general public by overstating the benefits and minimizing or ignoring side effects of these drugs. Clinical trials on antidepressant drugs that have negative outcomes are frequently not published (hidden) or even "spun" to appear positive.
In April I will launch my new 3-hour WEBinar on NATURAL THERAPIES FOR DEPRESSION & ANXIETY. This program contains an enormous amount of material that will help people normalize and optimize brain biochemistry and improve overall health and well-being. Major topics will be:
In one study, mice were infected with very small doses of a bad bacteria called Campylobacter. However, the doses were so small that it did not cause an immune reaction (the mice did not get sick). Although the doses were extremely small, several tests revealed that the mice exhibited greater levels of depression and anxiety-like behaviors. The lead scientist conducting this research stated, “This could be an exciting new approach to treating patients with psychological problems.”
In this post, I am going to report on fascinating research conducted by Stephen Collins at McMaster University in Canada. Collins used two different strains of mice for this experiment. For simplicity I will call call them Strain A and Strain B. Strain A have been bred to have high levels of anxiety. They are very timid and anxious. Strain B are bred to be very courageous, bold and exploratory.
I regularly follow the work of Texas cardiologist Peter Langsjoen who is a pioneer in the use of coenzyme Q10 in patients cardiovascular disease. Dr. Langsjoen published a study reporting the benefits of coenzyme Q10 in patients with high blood pressure and the results were INCREDIBLE....!!!
In this report I want to summarize key functions of probiotics and explain why maintaining a good population of beneficial bacteria in the GI tract is critical for optimal health and the functioning of our immune system. While my comments here are about probiotics in general, I personally only recommend Dr. Ohhira’s brand of probiotics because I believe they are the strongest and most effective probiotics available anywhere.
The term probiotic is used in two ways. It refers to the friendly or beneficial bacteria that reside in the human intestinal tract, and it is also refers to commercial products that contain beneficial bacteria. The GI tract of a healthy human contains over 90% friendly bacteria (the probiotics) and 10% or less of bad bacteria. We all have some bad bacteria but in small numbers, they do not cause problems. Scientists estimate that over 100 trillion bacteria, yeast and other microorganisms inhabit a healthy digestive system. Friendly flora species include Escherichia, Lactobacillus, and Bifidobacterium. Other common inhabitants include Bacteroides, Clostridium, Streptococcus and certain stains of yeast like candida.
Traditional pharmaceutical treatments have a wide range of side effects. Fortunately, there are numerous diet, nutrition and life style factors that can help reduce or eliminate severe monthly menstrual cramps.
Part 1) Balancing Hormones
Hormonal imbalance is one of the primary causes of menstrual cramps and painful periods. Usually the problem is a condition called estrogen dominance. The hormones estrogen and progesterone need to be in balance in order to have healthy normal periods. Estrogen dominance occurs when estrogen levels are too high or when progesterone levels are too low. Millions of women have found relief using supplemental progesterone.
For several decades, research on Rhodiola was kept secret because scientists in the Soviet Union thought the herb's remarkable benefits gave them a competitive edge over the West in areas such as Olympic sports, space exploration, military development, medicine and other areas of industrial development. They discovered that the active ingredients in Rhodiola help alleviate depression, reduce stress, improve memory and learning capabilities, reduce fatigue, enhance work performance and strengthen the immune system. While there are over 200 species of Rhodiola, it is the roots of Rhodiola rosea that seem to provide the greatest therapeutic benefits.
A Russian biochemist named Zakir Ramazanov is credited with bringing Rhodiola to the west. Ramazanov learned about Rhodiola in the 1970s during his military service in Afghanistan. After translating Russian studies on Rhodiola, he started a business and began importing the herb and marketing it to health food stores in the United States.
Actually, there are usually multiple contributing factors in ADHD which can include: food allergies, disbyosis (bad bacteria in the GI tract), toxins such as mercury and lead, nutritional deficiencies, mental/emotional stress and genetics. In this post I am going to present the results of two studies that show that allergies to foods and/or food additives can be a major causative factor in ADHD. Also, when ADHA kids are placed on elimination diets which remove the offending foods, many of them exhibit a significant reduction in ADHD-like behaviors.
The researchers evaluated an enormous amount of data including anthropometric data (height, weight, skin-folk thickness, body circumference at the waist, hip & chest), a wide range of blood values, as well as aspects related to diet, nutrition and lifestyle.
The concept for this study was brilliant. Instead of studying old people who are sick, these researchers decided to study healthy elderly people and determine the most important factors that enabled them to maintain relatively good health well into their 90s and beyond 100 years old.
The outcome of this study is very important for individuals who want to maintain good health as they age. It turns out the most important factor for healthy longevity in MAINTAIN YOUR MUSCLE MASS.