Dermatest, an internationally renowned German dermatological research institute, has completed a 12-week clinical dermatological test which shows that RENU 28 is effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite and improving skin elasticity.
In the 12-week trial, 30 women applied RENU 28 to a cellulite area twice a day, using enough product to require 30 to 60 seconds to massage it into the skin.
Results wereclinically measured: • 15.81% reduction in the appearance of fat lobule size • 20.91% increase in skin elasticity
RENU 28’s patented process duplicates the body’s own redox signaling molecules—cellular messengers—to protect and rejuvenate cells and smooth skin.
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Olympic Gold Medalist Breeja Larson Joins the ASEA Team as a Spokesperson
Breeja Larson is an American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist earning her medal as part of the 4×100-meter medley relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics. And now Breeja is a spokesperson for ASEA sharing stories about what the phenomenal ASEA Redox Signaling Supplement has meant to her career. For more info CLICK HERE
When is the best time to consume carbohydrates? A collaborative research effort from Brazil and Spain investigated two dietary patterns with alternate times of carbohydrate and protein consumption. The study, “Eating carbohydrate mostly at lunch and protein mostly at dinner within a covert hypo-caloric diet influences morning glucose homeostasis in overweight/obese men,” compared the effect of consuming carbohydrate or protein mostly at lunch or dinner on body weight and composition, energy metabolism, and biochemical markers in overweight and obese men.
This study was a single-blinded, single-randomized, single-controlled clinical trial with a maintenance phase (3 days) and intervention phase (8 weeks). Subjects were randomly assigned to one of the three experimental groups: control (CT), daytime carbohydrate/nighttime protein (DCNP), and nighttime carbohydrate/daytime protein (NCDP). Fifty-eight obese males followed a hypocaloric diet (roughly a 10% calorie deficit) for the 8 weeks under free living conditions, i.e. they were free to go about their normal day.
Researchers ensured that all three diets had the same macronutrient composition(18 % Protein, 30 % Fat and 52 % carbohydrate in kcal) with an average protein intake of 1.2 g per kg of body weight. They used a “balanced” diet for both lunch and dinner in the control group providing 18.0 % protein, 46.8 % carbohydrate and 35.2 % fat.
The daytime carbohydrate group had a high-carbohydrate/low-protein lunch (69.3% carbs and 7.2% protein) and a high-protein/low-carbohydrate dinner (41.7% protein and 18.8% carbs). The nighttime carbohydrate/daytime protein group received a high-protein/low-carbohydrate lunch (41% protein and 18.3% carbs) and a high-carbohydrate/low protein dinner (67.6% carbs and 7.6% protein). Besides lunch and dinner, all groups consumed meals similar in macronutrient composition.
All groups experienced a significant decrease in bodyweight, BMI, and fat mass (kg and %) with no differences between groups. Interestingly, within group analyses showed that the daytime carbs/nighttime protein (DCNP) group had significantly detrimental increases in fasting glucose, insulin, and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMAIR). This dietary pattern could worsen symptoms and disease progression in those with insulin resistance or type II diabetes. The nighttime carbs/daytime protein group showed a significantly higher diet-induced thermogenesis and energy expenditure after lunch, compared with the DCNP group.
The study analysis also showed a significant decrease in fat-free mass (kg) in the nighttime carb group, but not in the daytime carb group. The difference was small with a loss of -0.94 ± 1.46 in the nighttime carb group vs -0.72 ± 1.80 kg in the daytime carb group. The authors rationalized that a high protein dinner may contribute more to protein oxidation in order to maintain the glucose homeostasis during the fasting period at night. Diets like Carb Back-Loading and Carb Nite don’t restrict nighttime protein intake, so this would likely not be a concern.
Eating carbohydrates mostly at lunch and protein mostly at dinner caused a negative influence on glucose homeostasis. Switching, however, and eating carbohydrates mostly at dinner induced beneficial effects on energy metabolism, atherogenic indexes, and glucose tolerance. The researcher’s concluded that “the meal-time and the type of macronutrient contained in meals influence the metabolism.” So fifty years of Chronobiology isn’t wrong after all.
That’s right, I want you to forget everything you’ve been told about dog training. This includes how difficult it can be, how costly it can be, and everything else you’ve been told.
Right now you’re probably reading this message because you’re desperate to finally learn how to not only train your dog quickly and effectively, but you also don’t want to have to spend a huge chunk of cash on professional dog trainers or read yet another dog training book that doesn’t get you results.
More than likely, you’re probably experiencing more than one of the behavorial issues listed above. But before you throw in the towel with your dogs behavior or simply “settle” and learn to “live with it”…no matter how “out of control” your think your dog is, there is HOPE.
Humans are amazing endurance animalsfor a host of reasons. We have:
A huge Achilles tendon that produces a significant energy return while running
A (mostly) hairless body and highly evolved sweat system
Big butts. I cannot lie: according to Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman, our glutes are “running muscles”
A special ligament that attaches the spine to the skull and keeps our head from bobbing as we run
Can you guess which adaptation here is impacted by running in the summer? It’s our incredible sweat system.
But that doesn’t mean the dangers aren’t real. If you run too hard at noon in July, you might experience some type of heat illness. Here’s what you need to know so you can avoid these setbacks.
Heat Cramps: muscle spasms that are caused by large fluid and electrolyte losses from sweating. They can occur while exercising but also hours after your run. No need to worry, they’re not serious – but make sure you stay hydrated and get enough electrolytes with sports drinks or fruit like bananas.
Severe dehydration: we’re all familiar with dehydration. Up to a 4% loss in fluid levels from exercise is still safe, but any more than that and you may experience dizziness, fatigue, and even mental disorientation.
Prevent this level of dehydration by starting your run already hydrated (your pee should be a straw color) and replacing your lost fluids as soon as you finish running. You can figure out exactly how much fluid you’ve lost by weighing yourself before and after a hot run.
Heat Exhaustion: if you work out too hard in the heat, you may come down with heat exhaustion – a case of dehydration, headache, nausea, and a core body temperature of up to 104 degrees. It’s much more common in runners who aren’t adapted to the heat.
If you think you have heat exhaustion, stop running, get out of the sun, and cool down with a cold drink and preferably air conditioning. And next time, run earlier in the day!
Heat Stroke: Danger! Heat stroke is very serious since your core body temperature is probably over 105 degrees. Symptoms include disorientation with clumsiness, confusion, poor balance, and a lack of sweating. Immediate medical attention is required where you’ll be cooled with a cold bath, air conditioning, and cold liquids.
At the 1978 Falmouth Road Race, Alberto Salazar (two-time winner of the NYC Marathon) suffered heat stroke and collapsed at the finish line after fading to the 10th place. He was rushed to the hospital with a temperature of 107 (!) degrees and read his last rites in a tub of ice water. He recovered and went on to become one of the greatest coaches our sport has ever seen.
7 Tips to Beat the Heat
The heat of summer isn’t the time to run your hardest workout and biggest mileage weeks – unless you’re super careful.
Run by effort, not pace. Running in the heat is the perfect opportunity to work on the skill of running by feel. Instead of strictly following pace targets that you might normally follow, run by time and effort rather than distance and pace.
Run early. There’s no perfect time to run in the heat of summer. But the early morning hours offer the lowest temperatures and a break from the strongest hours of sunlight (even though the humidity will be at its highest).
Get off the roads! Asphalt and concrete absorb heat and radiate it back onto your poor, wilting body. The summer months are a good time to try more trail running. Bonus: you have to run a little slower on trails which will keep you slightly cooler and trails are usually shaded. Win-win.
Adjust your expectations. If the National Weather Service issues a heat advisory (when the Heat Index, a score that reflects a combination of both heat and humidity, is over 105 degrees) running fast or long will be difficult and dangerous.
Even if there’s no heat advisory, remember why it’s so hard to run like you normally do in summer weather. Maintain the same effort and don’t sweat the slower paces (see what I did there?).
Don’t wear dark colors or cotton. Gear matters in extreme conditions so dress appropriately! Synthetic fabric like polyester is used in most running gear these days – use it.
Start your run hydrated (and keep hydrating). Even though hydration has been overemphasized in the last decade (see Waterloggedby Dr. Tim Noakes), it’s important to hydrate well before and after your run. Unless you’re running more than 75-90 minutes, you probably don’t need to take any water with you. But learn what works for you.
Plan your run around water. I never carry any fluid with me on a run – even a 20 miler in the summer. Instead, I run by fountains in public parks where I can swig some water and stay hydrated. If you live in a dry climate, running through sprinklers can help you stay cool, too. And who doesn’t love frolicking through a sprinkler?
Running in the Heat Has Its Advantages!
With all the whining we do about summer training, it actually makes you a better runner. Running in the heat causes our body to acclimatize to the conditions and adapt:
Your body gets better at sending blood from your core to your skin, helping to dissipate heat
With all that blood rushing to your skin, your muscles now get less oxygenated blood. So to compensate, your body produces more (who needs blood doping?!)
The body learns to control its core temperature and it won’t increase as much after you’ve acclimatized
You start sweating sooner at a lower body temperature to improve the cooling process
All these adaptations improve your efficiency and make you ready to run even faster as soon as the heat and humidity drop in the fall. So embrace the heat and run through it!
Then again, there’s some evidence that suggests that summer training is difficult because you think it will be difficult.
Yeah, tell me that after I shuffle home from a track workout in the sun and I might throw you out of my living room window.
But, it’s useful to know that at least some of the drudgery of running in the heat is because of our brain. It may present a good opportunity to “train your brain” to be comfortable being uncomfortable.
When you do, you’ll be in a good position to run a lot faster this fall. Take advantage of the physical AND mental adaptations you’ve gained from a summer of uncomfortable running.
You might just surprise yourself at what you’re able to run in a few months!
The idea that music has healing powers occurs in almost every culture and goes back to ancient times. Apollo was the god of both music and healing. Hippocrates is said to have played music to help treat his patients. In the Old Testament, King Saul’s fits of depression were alleviated by the music of young David.
Much research has confirmed that music has psychological and physiological effects. While scientists can now see via medical imaging some of the changes in the brains of people listening to Beethoven or Elvis, music is a very complex stimulus, and the ways it works on us remain largely elusive.
Music therapy—the use of music to address physical, psychological, cognitive and/or social problems — now plays an accepted role in modern medicine, for children as well as adults. Some colleges and universities offer degrees in music therapy, several organizations provide certification in the field, and many hospitals offer the therapy to patients. There are different approaches to music therapy, which can be done one-on-one or in a group, can use instrumental or vocal music, and can involve just listening to music, moving to it, or actively making it.
Music therapy has been used as an adjunct treatment for everything from strokes and various types of chronic pain to dementia and other neurological disorders. Some of the best evidence concerns the use of calming music for anxiety disorders and depression, as was discussed in a 2011 review paper in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. Two years earlier, a Cochrane analysis of 23 clinical trials concluded that music can have a beneficial effect on blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, anxiety, and pain in people with heart disease. pain in people with heart disease.
Music is also sometimes used for short-term goals—for instance, to help alleviate anxiety and pain (which can be exacerbated by anxiety) in patients before and after surgery, as well as to help them feel less nervous when undergoing procedures such as colonoscopy. In part, music may simply distract people from their pain and other symptoms. Up-tempo music can be used to motivate and energize people during physical or occupational therapy—or just during a conventional exercise program.
What enthralls one person may be just noise to another. Some research suggests that classical music is best for stress reduction, heart rate and blood pressure, though this may, in part, relate to the age and tastes of the researchers who did the studies. If you don’t like Bach or Mozart, it won’t help you much as you go into the operating room (though it may help the surgeon). So one prerequisite, of course, is to have people choose music they like. Some individuals don’t care for any music, and for them silence may be the best treatment.
Bottom line: You don’t need to have a reason to listen to or make music other than the pleasure or catharsis it gives you. But if it also helps you deal with pain and anxiety, lifts you out of depression for a while, helps you with some other physical or psychological problem or motivates you to exercise, more power to it. Unlike new drugs or medical procedures, music needs no government approval or clinical trials—it’s usually free or inexpensive, and can’t hurt even if it fails to help. If musical self-help isn’t enough, consider asking your health care provider about more formal music therapy.
“Healing is just not the removal of symptoms, it’s the return to life…”
While working away, trying to remove an old tree stump from the ground, Altaii made a mistake. Remember those old, “lift from the knees, not the back,” quotes? Well that has legitimacy for those that didn’t know. While trying to remove the stump he messed up his back, and bad.
Altaii was diagnosed with kyphosis shortly thereafter, a back curvature so insane it causes a very noticeable rounding of your torso. Basically, he turned into what is commonly referred to as a “hunchback.” The biggest problem with this isn’t the looks however, no when it comes to kyphosis the main issue is the severe, debilitating pain that can come with it. Altaii was no exception. Along with nonstop, excruciating pain, he could no longer even feel his left leg.
Daily life became a struggle, and everything a 17-year-old boy should be doing, he could no longer do. He couldn’t even do it half-assed, because he would have to physically lift his leg in order to use it to walk. Even then, that’s if he’s able to even get out of bed that day.
Not knowing what else to do, or where else to turn to, Altaii and his family turned to Gonstead Chiropractic in Australia. No one in his country would even touch him, fearing they’d only make it worse. That’s how bad it was.
Juicing fruits and vegetables gives you all the good enzymes, minerals, vitamins, co-factors, chlorophyll, anti-oxidants, phytonutrients and all other nutrients your body craves. You can’t think of a better way to energize and alkalize your body naturally.
Nothing will super charge your health like raw fresh green vegetable juice!
How to Juice
Wash the vegetables & fruits.
Depending on the kind of raw food or juicer, you might have to pre-cut.
For juicing green vegetables and grasses – use a twin gear juicer such as a Green Star Juicer or Champion Juicer.
For juicing harder vegetables such as carrots or soft veggies such as cucumber, it’s easier and quicker to use a centrifuge juicer. You can perfectly juice them in the Green Star or Champion Juicer, but it takes a little more time to juice them and then clean the machine.
Juice the soft fruits and veggies first. Then the harder and tougher ones (like carrots). The latter will push the softer ones through.
Benefits of Juicing
Juicing breaks cell walls of whole foods including tomatoes and carrots. This way you make it easy for your body to absorb all the wonderful nutrients of the vegetables and fruits.
Juice is absorbed within 20 min. You don’t have to waste energy to digest the foods. Nothing energizes you quicker than juice.
Best way to consume high volumes of greens. Some people wonder, how they can ever eat all the greens that are recommended. Juicing is the solution.
Greens are the most alkalizing, mineralizing and healthiest foods. But not always the most palatable. By juicing vegetables you can mix with apples or carrots for better taste.
Juicing only takes a few minutes. More than blending but still quick and much faster and easier than cooking.
No pans to scrub. Juicers are relatively quick and easy to clean – especially the centrifuge juicers.
Juicers operate much quieter than the Vitamix blender or Blendtec blender. Especially the best raw food juicer: the Greenstar. So you can juice your vegetables late at night without waking up your neighbors or kids.
Juicing is easy to learn and you can make and adapt recipes are easily
Often beginners ask us: Why should I use WordPress? Isn’t my old site good enough? Why do I need to switch to WordPress? If you’re asking these questions, then you’re at the right place. In this article, we have compiled a few reasons why you should use WordPress, in what ways you can use it, and who is using it.
People often make the mistake of classifying WordPress as just a blogging platform. Although that used to be true in the past, WordPress has evolved through out the years into a versatile content management system (CMS). While you can still use WordPress to create a simple blog, now it also allows you to create fully functional websites and mobile applications.
The best part about WordPress is that it’s easy to use and flexible enough for just about anything. That’s the main reason why WordPress has grown so much in popularity. According to a recent survey, WordPress powers 22.5% of all websites on the internet.
Due to it’s robust features, many of the top brands use WordPress to power their websites including but not limited to: Time Magazine, Google, Facebook, Sony, Disney, LinkedIn, The New York Times, CNN, eBay, and more.
Let’s take a look at why you should use it.
WordPress is Free as in Freedom
WordPress is a free software, this means you are free to download, install, use and modify it. You can use it to create any kind of website. It is also open source which means the source code of the software is available for any one to study, modify and play with.
There are currently 2600+ themes and 31,000+ plugins available for free. You can download, install and use them on any website.
To run WordPress, all you need is a domain and web hosting. We recommend using SiteGround because it offers a free domain and 50% off their hosting prices.
Due to the nature of open source, WordPress is a community software. It is maintained by a large group of volunteers majority of whom are WordPress consultants with active interest in growing and maintaining WordPress. Anyone can contribute to WordPress by writing patches, answering support questions, writing plugins, creating themes, translating WordPress and updating documentation.
By using WordPress you become part of that awesome community. You get free support from other community members, download free plugins and themes, and once you have little experience with WordPress you can even contribute back to the community.
WordPress is Easy to Use and Learn!
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