I and other experts so frequently discuss omega 3 fatty acids and the health benefits that you may think all other types of fat are “bad”. That’s not the case. There are many types of heart healthy fats, including omega 6 fatty acids. At least 5-10% of your daily calories should come from omega 6 fatty acids. Some sources of omega 6’s are safflower, sunflower, and soybean oils. Replacing unhealthy fats in your diet with heart healthy unsaturated fats (such as omega 6’s) can decreased coronary… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on April 30, 2009 at 9:00am —
This is first of a series of annual plugs—call them “Bum Plugs,” if you will—addressing the importance of colon cancer screening that I intend to post every April 29th as a birthday gift to my Mom who died November 28th, 1976.
Had she lived, my mother would have turned 80 today. She died at the young age of 47, leaving behind my Dad and eight children. Diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 1976, she underwent a vaginal hysterectomy which we were told “got it all.” So why was it that… Continue
Added by Marisa Bezanson on April 29, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Representing Boise State Football!!
Out of 16 Beautiful Amazing Woman I got in the Top 6. It was a wonderful weekend and I had so much fun. I also got an award for the most years married. My hubby and I loved getting this award!!
I felt honored to have gotten to know so many wonderful woman and again
get to know even more about myself.
On April 22nd I celebrated reaching a… Continue
Added by Jill on April 28, 2009 at 5:30pm —
I just read an interesting study I want to share with you. This research was done at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Thirteen men women and 10 men were asked about their favorite foods, taught a cognitive inhibition technique, and then were asked to fast overnight. The next day they received brain scans as they were presented their favorite foods. Results showed all participants indicated the cognitive-inhibition technique helped reduce their level of hunger. Interestingly, only men’s brains… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on April 28, 2009 at 9:00am —
How many of you have “To Do” lists?
Are fitness and health activities on this list?
What percentage of your “To Do” list ends up “To Done”?
I’m sure some of you have read books like the one from the great Steven Covey call “First things First”, but here comes the real deal maker.
Added by Ronald Skelton on April 27, 2009 at 6:17pm —
I've been Lactose Intolerant since I was 5. I've tried everything out there (lactaid, digestive advantage, dairy ease, etc.) and nothing worked. I was tired of having to take something everytime I wanted to eat any diary product.
Anyhow I came across this article a while back, tried the product, and have been eating dairy for the past 4 months with no symptoms or you could say I'm now symptom free! So I wanted to share this with everyone out there because trust me I know how it just… Continue
Added by John Lawrence on April 27, 2009 at 2:41pm —
A Public Service Announcement. From Yahoo news:
Mexico is contending with an outbreak of swine flu, suspected in the deaths of dozens of people and sickening perhaps 1,000. In the United States, at least eight cases have been confirmed with the infection, all of them in California and Texas; only one person was hospitalized. Here are some questions and answers about the… Continue
Added by David on April 25, 2009 at 6:32pm —
The numbers don’t lie, the statistics are staggering, and the repercussions deadly. What am I talking about? In the United States alone:
nearly 70% of Americans are overweight
almost 4 out of 10 are considered obese
14% of children… Continue
Added by Mike Foster on April 24, 2009 at 11:51am —
ABODATO is a so-called second generation dihydrotestosterone (DHT) inhibitor produced by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. Like Finasteride (Propecia), it was developed to treat the enlargement of the prostate gland in men known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
As was the case during Merck's Finasteride testing back in the 1990s, ABODATO's beneficial effects on hair loss became noticeable during GlaxoSmithKline's clinical trials of the drug as a treatment for BPH.… Continue
Added by Willium Steven on April 24, 2009 at 4:42am —
Sex has been the part of the life. Man has been determined to achieve a better performance in order to satisfy both his as well his partner’s requirements. Age, hormonal imbalances, society, money and many other things have not been able to remain a barrier for long in this mission.
Medicinal herbs, fruits and certain exercises such as meditation have helped him in one way or the other but there has always been a search to help men in his erectile dysfunction in nearly all cases with… Continue
Added by Willium Steven on April 24, 2009 at 4:39am —
If you are prehypertensive or have mild high blood pressure a study has found that drinking hibiscus tea may help lower your blood pressure. A study followed 65 individuals aged 30-70 years-old with initial blood pressure readings of 120-150/<95. Individuals were split into two groups, with one group drinking three cups of hibiscus tea daily. Those consuming the tea saw a 6.2 mmHg drop in systolic blood pressure (top number).
Hibiscus is a common ingredient in herbal teas,… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on April 23, 2009 at 9:00am —
But Every day should be Earth Day
... do you agree with me?
Are you conscious about our environment, global warming, recycling, and so on? I hope so :=)
Added by Susana on April 22, 2009 at 8:00am —
Today as every day is EARTH DAY
Let's care a bit for our environment... how green is your diet?
Do you want to know? I just found this cute site :)
Eating Green Calculator
You can also Tour the Food Supply
to find out more about what is involved in each step of the process.
Added by Susana on April 22, 2009 at 7:00am —
A waste-free lunch means that you have no packaging to throw away when you're done - nothing other than apple cores, banana and orange peels, peach or cherry pits. The best way to reduce garbage is to not create it. (source: Environmental Forum of Marin)
Five Simple Ways to Pack a Waste-Free Lunch
carrier (cloth bag, lunchbox)
plastic wrap, foil or… Continue
Added by Susana on April 22, 2009 at 6:30am —
Did you know?
Raising animals for meat, dairy and eggs produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all forms of transportation combined.
The rainforest is being cleared to produce animal feed, while feed cropland and animal waste dump more pollutants into our waterways than all other human activities combined.
Meat-based diets require 10-20 times as much land as plant-based diets and nearly half of the world's grains & soybeans are fed to animals to produce… Continue
Added by Susana on April 22, 2009 at 6:00am —
What can we actually do to protect the earth? How can we ensure it’s conservation? There are so many people out there that don’t care and as long as the earth is working fine in their life-time then why bother.
Now I had spent a few days writing about the problems that our earth is going through, and I pained a bleak forecast for it’s future; the same old, same old! But this morning when I went to post it, I decided to trash it… Continue
Added by Andrew Scott on April 22, 2009 at 12:30am —
To lower cholesterol, it’s frequently recommended to limit egg intake, specifically the egg yolk. Egg yolks are a concentrated source of cholesterol, while egg whites contain primarily protein. However, while dietary cholesterol can impact cholesterol levels within the body, saturated fat actually has a greater impact on LDL cholesterol levels.
A 1999 study found little impact of consuming one egg daily on blood cholesterol levels. It’s currently recommended, for individuals with… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on April 21, 2009 at 9:00am —
From the News for Natives:
Obesity- Dangerous fat levels in the body
The most common health problem to date is obesity. Being overweight or obese means there is an excessive level of fat within the body, which can have a number of dangerous implications.
What is obesity?
Obesity is a health condition where… Continue
Added by David on April 19, 2009 at 11:06pm —
Actually, most times I feel like a nut, in more ways than one. If you were to ask my wife, other family members, or any of my close acquaintances, most, if not all, would agree that I tend to conduct myself in a nutty fashion from time to time. Hey, I admit I can be a tad goofy, but that doesn’t make me a bad person, does it? No, it just makes me a bit nutty.…
Added by Mike Foster on April 17, 2009 at 1:05am —
As most of you may know, I operate the website Project Swole.
Currently we are running a contest to win 7 bottles of Zola acai juice plus some free merchandise. It doesn't take much to enter.
This is what you will win:
Zola Acai Juice
Zola acai juices are filled with important Omega-3 fats, antioxidants, amino acids, calcium, iron, and electrolytes. Added to each bottle is a touch of organic Guarana seed to help you maintain healthy energy… Continue
Added by Steve @ Project Swole on April 16, 2009 at 9:09am —