Archive for March, 2007

Walnuts

Friday, March 16th, 2007

walnuts.jpgThis delicious nut is an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, a special type of protective fat the body cannot manufacture. Walnuts’ concentration of omega-3s (a quarter-cup provides 90.8% of the daily value for these essential fats) has many potential health benefits ranging from cardiovascular protection, to the promotion of better cognitive function, to anti-inflammatory benefits helpful in asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. In addition, walnuts contain an antioxidant compound called ellagic acid that supports the immune system and appears to have several anticancer properties. (more…)

Asthma

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

I am an asthma sufferer myself, and have been most of my life. I grew up with the typical explanations form the medical community, who as you know, is in the business of disease management, NOT Health Care. Treating the symptom without looking for an underlying cause just plain sucks, but that’s what happens when profits and beach front condos are at stake: drug dependency. Those explanations usually included hay fever, allergies, and exercise. Never, not once was I ever told that what I was eating could be promoting airway dysfunction and inflammation. The solution, given in usually 4 minutes or less, was always an inhaler, of recent, the steroidal vaerital. (more…)

The Role of Flexibility in Injury Prevention and Athletic Performance: Have We Stretched the Truth?

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

This is a great article that I came across regarding ‘Stretching’ that challenges the current thought process in thinking that passive stretching is required and beneficial. It is neither. -Bill (more…)

Mechanical Wear Pattern

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

The material presented below is extracted from the Resistance Training Specialist course manual, written by Tom Purvis. Copyright of Focus on Fitness, OKC, OK.

Serious information for anyone serious about lifting weights. -Bill (more…)