Archive for the 'Eating & Nutrition' Category

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…)

Fish Oil

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

The Italian “Secret” To Heart Disease Recovery
By: Dr. Al Sears MD

If you’re a regular reader of Health Alerts, you’ve heard me talk a lot about fish oil. It’s one of the most effective ways of preventing a host of chronic diseases – especially heart disease. (more…)

HRLB (High-Risk /Low-Benefit) Exercise of the Month

Friday, February 16th, 2007

This section is meant to inform you of traditionally accepted exercises that don’t actually give you the benefits you seek, and may actually be causing more harm to your body than good. Performing exercises that are not HRLB will not only be more beneficial to your body in terms of results, but may also prevent injuries that could set you back months. In most cases, these exercises have been passed down in gyms, from generations of weightlifters who haven’t taken the time to analyze the movement in terms of biomechanics, safety, and effectiveness. It should be realized that weightlifting is no longer confined to young male bodybuilders looking only to get as big as possible, but now includes the elderly, female, and special populations as well. My job as a Fitness Professional is to promote safe and effective forms of exercise that have established guidelines and succeed in reaching the goals set out by the client. Also, I am sure that most of you who spend any amount of time working out would rather be doing exercises that give you results instead of injury for the time and effort you put in.

Upright Row

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4 New Ways to Avoid America’s Number 1 Killer

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

By Shane Ellison, M.Sc.
One minute you are enjoying a stroll in the park and the next you feel as if an elephant just stepped on you. Clutching your chest and violently gasping for air, you suffer the common eventual outcome of heart disease: the dreaded heart attack. This year alone, this silent killer will catch up to over a million Americans. (more…)