One of the hottest new products on the supplement market today is deer antler velvet. Its said to speed healing, enhance male sexual performance and improve strength and stamina in athletes and is band in many professional sports as an performance enhancing drug. But did you know deer antler velvet has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries? The first recorded use of deer antler velvet as a medicine dates back more than two thousand years to a tomb in Hunan Province where an ancient scroll was recovered that listed over 50 different diseases that deer antler velvet was prescribed to treat. Deer antler velvet is still used today by Chinese medicine doctors all over the world.
Growth Factor-9 is all the rage with the folks in the muscle building world. My friends at the Vitamin Shoppe and GNC tell me they can’t keep the stuff on the shelf (which is a little surprising since at $100.00 a bottle it aint cheap). If you go online you will find that you have people who are swearing by the stuff and others that say it’s nothing but snake oil. Both sides rally behind their research and dispute how well the studies sited were controlled and how sound the other guy’s science is. But if you’re like me all this talk is just a fart in the wind; what I want to know is will this stuff work for me or will buying it just be a big waste of money. So I decided to find out. Continue reading
Is your body burning out of control? When asked this question most of us would answer no. But many of us would be wrong…dead wrong. Inflammation is a fire in our bodies and many of us have a raging wild fire in us that is burning out of control.
Inflammation is a bit of a double edged sword. Acute inflammation (when the body responds to an injury or infection) is a good and healthy thing, It’s how our body protects itself. But chronic inflammation is a whole other story. Chronic inflammation sticks around after the body no longer needs it. This kind of inflammation is implicated in all sorts of nasty diseases that range from incredibly painful to just plain deadly. Diseases like heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, asthma and even irritable bowel syndrome have been shown to be inflammation related. The following are some tips for combating chronic inflammation naturally. Continue reading
For thousands of years, spices have been used to preserve food and enhance its flavor. These same spices were also said to have medicinal properties but science scoffed at such nonsense calling these claims “old wives tales”. Today researchers are proving the old wives were right. Study after study is showing spices can help you fight off some very serious diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and many more. What are these miracle spices and where can you find them? You probably have most of them in your kitchen right now, so let’s get cooking! Continue reading
With more and more Americans fighting the battle of the bulge, people are spending huge amounts of money in an effort to lose weight. Last year people spent approximately 60 billion dollars trying to shed those unwanted pounds. But what really works? Clearly not everything works, since 68 percent of American adults are overweight or obese. If all the stuff they were selling out there worked, more people would be skinny. In the next few weeks in a series of articles we will look at what’s hot in the world of weight loss. We will explore new trends, old standbys and the latest breakthroughs from the scientific world. But more importantly we will look at what works and what doesn’t.
Meal Replacement Shakes: Are They Effective for Weight Loss? Continue reading