Times Change…and So Should Your Workout! (Burt Fat in 45 Seconds with Metabolic Exercises)
Aug16

Times Change…and So Should Your Workout! (Burt Fat in 45 Seconds with Metabolic Exercises)

45 second movement strips fat and shapes muscle (at any age) Most people, especially as they age, have lost faith in their ability to burn off fat and get in shape. They’ve given in to the idea that an unattractive body shape, poor muscle tone and a sluggish metabolism are inevitable… that their best days are behind them. But NOTHING could be further from the truth — your body has simply changed. And doing what MAY have worked for you 10, 20, 30 years ago is simply NOT going to cut it today. Instead, to get the results you want, you need a DIFFERENT approach… one that takes advantage of a recent breakthrough in exercise science that overcomes a poor functioning metabolism. Most people try to start exercising more or harder, but that only makes a bad situation worse as your energy levels plummet, your appetite skyrockets and intense cravings set in. Or perhaps they try one of those crazy “insane” infomercial workouts that assume you have the fitness level of a 20yr old — putting you at risk for damaging your joints, pulling muscles or injuring your back. Fortunately, emerging research is showing that an “intelligent” form of metabolic training is remarkably effective at combating frustrating fat gain, sagging muscles and a deteriorating body shape. It also helps turn back the clock by saturating your cells with a cocktail of anti-aging bio-chemicals that get your blood sugar under control, optimize your cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lift mental performance and strengthen your heart and lungs. How you can do that? You’ll find it takes only 45 seconds or less. It all starts with these 3 powerful metabolic advantages that get real, VISIBLE results…fast. Metabolic Advantage #1: 3-in-1 Training If you do cardio (running, spinning, aerobics, etc.), yeah, you’ll burn some fat, but you’ll also burn A LOT of muscle, becoming “skinny fat” with saggy, droopy skin and flabby muscles. Weight training can be good for building muscles, but if not done correctly, not only will it NOT burn fat, but it’ll make you look bulkier. Yoga is GREAT for nervous system coordination, flexibility and core strength, but it falls short when it comes to burning fat — it’s just not designed to do that. What’s the answer? It’s to combine the best of all 3 types of training into a single, ultra-short session that torches fat, tones muscles and that’s safe for anybody to do at any age — exactly what intelligent metabolic training does. Metabolic Advantage #2: An Expanded Fat Burning Window Another major problem of conventional workouts is their focus on burning fat DURING the workout. That’s...

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The Original Gluten-Free Food (from Brazil)
Jul19

The Original Gluten-Free Food (from Brazil)

by Edna Sousa One day I was talking about the things that grow on you when living in a foreign country. I was listing some of the snacks that I have come to love in America and I made a comparison with our Brazilian Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese bread or balls) and I realized how much our snacks mean to us and how much they are part of our experience. For me, Brazilian cheese balls are important as food and as cosmetics too. So I decided to write about the Pao de Queijo flour, and its derivative. Growing up in Brazil we learn as a child, all about the legends behind the food ingredients names and manioca is one of those. The name in Portuguese is mandioca (man-djee-oh-kah), but the legend is from the Tupis, the native Brazilian tribe with huge influence on Brazilian vocabulary. Manioca in Tupi means Mani (which is the name of the legendary little Tupi girl) plus Oca (meaning a house) so Manioca is the house of the little Tupi girl. Legend says the Tupi Chief had a daughter with very pale skin, and she suddenly got sick and died. They buried the girl in their house, after awhile, a plant grew in that same place. Manioc root is found in sub tropical areas around the globe, such as Africa, South America, India and Asia. Its ancient roots are in Brazil and were spread worldwide by Spaniards and Portuguese to their colonies, which belonged to the Manihot esculenta family. This root is rich in carbohydrates and is high in fiber that transforms the carbohydrate into energy quite slowly. Known by different names manioca, mandioca, cassava, manihot, tapioca, etc., manioc is now a global food. Tapioca is a starch made from fresh, toxin-free manioc plant. I say “toxin-free” because in the raw form, the root contains linamarin, which converts in cyanide compost, a dangerous poison for humans. Rich in minerals such as manganese, folic acid, Calcium, Iron, vitamin C and E, B Complex, and carbohydrates, it has been largely used for people with Celiac disease because it is gluten-free. The Europeans cosmetic scientists discovered the hydrolyzed manihot extract is a great active ingredient for reversing aging skin. Studies have shown the immediate tensor effect minimizing wrinkles and crow’s feet. In cosmetic formulations, the modified Tapioca starch is largely used for reducing greasiness in products, to increase the viscosity in creams and lotions and as a delivery vehicle for bath anhydrous (dry, water-free) products. So I believe the little Mani in Brazil never thought she would be useful for both the food and cosmetics industries. But...

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Green Tea and Health
Sep13

Green Tea and Health

by Valerie Brooks Green tea is no longer confined to the beverage arena. Its myriad medicinal and curative effects include acting as an immunity booster, offering anti-cancer properties, improving insulin sensitivity, assisting with balancing cholesterol levels, and slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. To reap the most benefit from this wonder leaf, a host of products now contain green tea. While its ingestible form is usually seen in powder (great for mixing into beverages) or extract, which may come in liquid or pill form, now you can wear it, eat it, or even brush your teeth with it. Skincare Proactiv Solution Green Tea Moisturizer–very lightweight, great for acne-prone skin H2OPlus–offers an array of antioxidant products that includes Japanese green tea: Antioxidant Face Complex–hydrating formula for sensitive skin Urban Defense Lotion–Neutralizes free radical production using Japanese green tea antioxidants, which are reportedly 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E. Green Tea Antioxidant Serum–helps premature aging by protecting skin from environmental damage. Green Tea Skin Natural Anti-Aging Cream–this paraben and petroleum-free product uses green tea for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and rejuvenating properties. Haircare Abba Pure Shine Conditioner–this vegan and sulfate-free conditioner is ideal for dull, coarse hair, and uses a blend of green tea, tropical fruit extracts, and banana. June Jacobs Green Tea and Cucumber Conditioning Shampoo–this is a gentle shampoo with powerful antioxidant properties that is ideal for chemically treated hair. Aubrey Organics Green tea Finishing Cream Rinse–featuring organic green tea and nettle extract, this detangler is ideal for oily hair. Edibles Sencha Naturals Green Tea Bars–these gluten and wheat-free desserts contain 225 milligrams of polyphenols (potent antioxidant compounds) along with rice, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Three flavors include original, pear, and lemongrass. Green Tea Mints–these sugar and caffeine-free treats contain a blend of teas, botanicals, and mint oils create these innovative mints in original, pear, lemongrass, and lychee. The Cozy Tea Cart–An excellent comprehensive site offering a variety of green tea foods from a wide array of brands. www.thecozyteacart.com Tea-Infused Chocolates–From Keiko, these indulgent organic treat double packs the antioxidant benefits because of the tea and the chocolate. Caramel Green Tea Chews–these organic sweet delights are a great alternative to a sugar-filled treat. Tea-Infused Caramels–offered in cranberry or gingerbread orange, these hand-made fudge-like deserts melt in your mouth. Toothpastes Dr. Ken’s Toothpaste–offered in a variety of flavors, Dr. Ken’s Toothpastes are infused with green tea. Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Toothpaste–this fluoride-free toothpaste uses tea tree oil, neem, and baking soda. Jason’s Tea Tree Toothpaste–with tea tree oil to prevent plaque and decay, this natural toothpaste also has a kick...

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Geotherapy: Using the Earth for Beauty (SuperFood Clay Mask)

Geotherapy is the use of clay for therapeutic treatment. It’s not new. For centuries people have used clay for beauty and even prevention against health problems. And who hasn’t heard about the use of therapeutic clay bathes often found in hot springs and famous in the Mediterranean region? The cosmetic benefits of clay is amazing, cleansing the skin and promoting circulation. Rich in minerals such as Manganese, Aluminum, Magnesium, Copper, Titanium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Potassium, Litium, Selenium, Sodium, Iron, Silicium, Zinc, among others, clay absorbs excess oils and heals acne and deep skin blemishes. A well formulated clay mask, regulates skin production and detoxifies at the same time. It stimulates micro circulation inside the skin cells, promotes micro exfoliation, and rejuvenates the fiber of collagen. Normally the clay masks are wet, but I want to tell you about one that comes dry and includes green superfoods along with geotherapy of clay to provide extra nutrition for the skin. SuperFood Facial Mask by Arido Skincare has all the ingredients in powder, giving long shelf-life to the product, plus your choice of the kind of liquid you’d like to use to moisten it. My favorite? Rose Water. Need I say more? Arido SuperFood Facial Mask has two differents types of clay: the Bentonite (light green), from volcanic areas contains 60% Silicium. The pH is more alkaline, has anti-acne and absorbent properties. And the other one is Kaolim (white) clay, rich in amino acids and minerals that regulates the skin’s pH. It’s rich in oligoelements, has lightening, hydrating, firming, soothing and rejuvenating properties. Now for the superfoods it contains: Kelp: kelp contains more than 50 minerals and 20 amino acids It has firming, mineralizing, and hydrating properties. Organic Whole Stevia Leaf: has healing properties, preventing the skin from scarring. Flaxseed Meal: prevents the skin from loosing water, maintaining hydration. Slippery Elm Bark: heals inflamed, itchy and irritated skin. Maitake: This adaptogenic superfood feeds your cells with nutrients and healing properties, aids circulation and collagen production. Using Arido SuperFood Facial Mask is easy, just 1 level teaspoon in a non-aluminum bowl, add 10 sprays of rose water or until it’s wet and muddy. Apply and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off. Apply the nutritive crème of your choice. The mask can be used once a week. You can order yours directly from Arido at this exclusive...

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Morning Sex as Health Tonic

translated from Yahoo Brasil written by Rocío Gaia What better way to begin the day than to make love with your partner after a refreshing night’s rest? Without a doubt, morning sex is a great energy tonic that helps you confront the day with renewed enthusiasm. But more than this, it has been proven to be beneficial not just for the soul, but for the body too. According to a study at Queen’s University in Belfast, sex in the morning keeps your body’s organs healthy, stimulates the immune system, improves circulation, and lowers blood pressure. It also burns calories, reduces risk of diabetes, strengthens muscles and bones, and helps alleviate arthritis and headache. Among other discoveries, the study publicized in the British magazine “New Scientist” points out that making love in the morning can burn up to 3,000 calories per hour. Couples who begin their days with love making tend to have a healthier appearance, as orgasms augment estrogen levels and other hormones that directly affect the tone and texture of both skin and hair. The study also shows that men show signs of increased testosterone after morning sex. Women were shown to have improved mood and decreased tendency toward depression. On a more bio-chemical note, morning sex can stimulate creativity, improve mood and self-esteem, and promote self-awareness. The cardiovascular benefits also help with muscle movement and...

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The Male Sexual Energy Myth

Many ancient alternative health systems believe that each male ejaculation depletes a “fixed amount” of energy stored in our body’s “bank account.” Once it’s used up…that’s it! But modern alternative medicing shows that frequent ejaculation actually strengthens the prostate, increases sperm count, and stimulates hormone production. That’s like getting interest from the bank!

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