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DO YOU ever find yourself on YouTube watching one video after another of some massive beastly human lifting some massively beastly weight off the ground?
No? Well, I do.
It’s not because I aspire to being a truck-lifting hulk.
Yesteryear, perhaps, but now my physically oriented focus is on different things, like aging well, getting leaner, more flexible, and maintaining sufficient strength to handle my own body weight, not an elephants.
Chances are your focus is more akin to mine than developing the capacity to move huge poundage, and yet I point you to the amazing beasts of YouTube, and say: “Hey, lookie here!”
Yes, stress is a super ager, but it’s manageable and the benefits of doing so are huge. Watch SciShow’s Hank Green present some details, and Physicist Michio Kaku dive into how stress messes with genetics.
MY OPEN secret is that I’m very focused on life extension, as in mine — and thru many of the topics here explored on this site, yours.
Over the years, the stuff I’ve been doing seems to be working, and this has not gone unnoticed.
Now, when I do a detox cleanse, my buds clamor to jump aboard. When people are visiting and they see me reach for the supplement box, they want to know about my latest protocol. And, they wonder, why a once-committed gym rat now rarely enters one; or why I now stress mobility rather than heavy weightlifting exercises.
If you drink coffee or eat read meat, you need to read this post and take a stand. New studies are creating a stir. Beware red meat, they say. Some health bloggers are hitting back. Come dive into the fray.
SINCE I started blogging over some three years ago, certain truths in the world of health have been stood on their heads.
Sometimes really thorough research challenges long held truths; other times it’s the chorus of bloggers or other opinion-makers who may or not be ahead of the truth curve.
As a health blogger, I can say unabashedly that there are times when I don’t feel like I’m on solid ground. Like many of those voices out there, each seeking a megaphone, there are often more questions than definitive answers for me.
Which brings me to the three seemingly unrelated subjects of this post: Coffee, Saturated Fat and Carnitine.
These three have two things in common:
1. The health benefits of each are vociferously debated; and
2. They’re all connected via some recent studies that have rocked the blogosphere.
The reason you might wish to challenge your views about coffee, saturated fat and carnitine, is that it’s highly likely that you ingest each on a daily basis.
Oh, not carnitine… I don’t eat that, you may be thinking? Read more
With all the debate about what constitutes the best diet, who – or what – should you believe? The official U.S. Dietary Guidelines is now “MyPlate”, but Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Pyramid is, I think, the better bet. Here’s why…
ON JUNE 2, 2011, a colorful plate replaced the food pyramid as the official icon representing U.S. Dietary Guidelines. Dietary pundits generally have applauded “The Plate” thinking it an improvement over “The Pyramid.”
But there are some conceptual chips and cracks in this new dinnerware.
My sense is that another opportunity has been lost to give Americans the best up-to-date information about what constitutes an ideal diet.
The food recommendations of “MyPlate,” (http://www.choosemyplate.gov/) surpasses the widely reviled “MyPyramid,” the confusing, rainbow-hued version of the food pyramid that the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled in 2005. But is it good enough, accurate enough?
Let’s take a peek at the new “Plate” and consider how it compares to renowned integrative medical doctor, Andrew Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid. Read more
With health of Americans rapidly declining as quickly as their girth is expanding, the junk food industry is under the microscope. What investigators are uncovering is reminiscent of the tobacco industry: Addicts are good for profits. Watch.
YOU NEED only glance around a supermarket to quickly get that most of the “food” offered Americans is manufactured.
You’ll see the perimeter of the supermarket stocked with veggies, fruit, dairy, and meat – the things that mostly look like they did on the farm. In the vast middle will be stocked everything else, the manufactured food.
What I mean by “manufactured” is that the adulterated food contained in boxes, jars and cans has no resemblance to its former life as real food before it was processed, denatured, pulverized, enhanced and mixed with a bunch of other non-food stuff to become the contents of said boxes, jars and cans.
This is by design and is highly profitable to the manufacturers of such “food”.
They spend millions of dollars to get to the “Holy Trinity”, the ultimate destination of manufactured food makers. Read more
The Bay Area lights up tonight, March 5, 2013, and over the next two years as the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge gets dressed up in individually programmed 25,000 LED lights. Here’s the story and links to the show.
THIS POST is a call out to my sister and the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the forgotten one.
Yes, the Bay Bridge that reaches over San Francisco Bay and connects San Francisco to the East Bay (Berkeley, Oakland, etc.) is often overshadowed by its better known and – many would say – more magnificent partner, the Golden Gate Bridge, which every day suspends thousands of vehicles, bicyclists, runners and walkers over the mouth of San Francisco Bay as it opens to the Pacific Ocean.
Perhaps it’s because it bridges the gateway to the Pacific, or was for nearly 50 years the longest suspension bridge in the world at 1.7 miles, or because it connects San Francisco to bucolic, wondrous Marin County, specifically, Sausalito, my home, that the Golden Gate Bridge humbles its little brother (though the Bay Bridge is longer at 4.5 miles).
Yeah, the Golden Gate Bridge has more boxes checked: location, history, tourists, San Francisco — which the famed, local, now dead S.F. columnist Herb Caen called “Baghdad by the Bay” before “Baghdad” conjured a decidedly different image – but change is in the wind. Read more
Life Extension doesn’t often put its outstanding supplements on sale, and I’ve never seen them this inexpensive, so pull out your wish list and order while the best antioxidants, essential fatty acids, phyto extracts and hormone balancing supplements are still available at these wonderfully low prices.
UPDATE: I just took advantage of this sale and ordered online at Life Extension a few minutes ago (2/28/13) and want to point out that the “Free Shipping” code must be inputted as in the Product Discount Code field (box), and it will thereby be reflected in the checkout basket like any other product. The actual “Discount Code” shown below is not needed, as the discount prices are already reflected if you use this link.
LIFE EXTENSION FOUNDATION is one of my favorite health information and vitamin supplement sites. As the name suggests, much of the material covered at LEF.org is about aging better.
When I wrote “must-have” in this post’s title, I’m making a presumption that you’re interested in what vitamin supplementation might be able to do to help reduce the typical health issues associated with aging.
After about an hour on the site, you’ll realize that we don’t need to age so poorly! The prevalent aspects of aging — inflammation, arthritis, weight issues, cell oxidation, cardiovascular disease, and hormone unbalance, and more – can be ameliorated by various protocols, including supplementation.
Over the years, I have learned much from LEF. The organization has helped influence my own quest to age better, and with that aim, I’ve become a big consumer of their information and products, from the male hormone blood panel (they have one for females too, both here) to one-of-a-kind formulated supplements.
So, it’s without hesitation that I encourage you to dive into LEF right now, because it’s now they are offering an unusually large discount on overstock supplements.
Lookie here for a very small sampling of what’s available… and then grab the Link your Discount Code and Free Shipping Code below…
Those were just a small taste of the discounted supplements available.
Go see the rest, for surely there’s something savory there for you. Continue on to:
- And don’t forget the Fee Shipping Code: LIVELONG1
Apparently, this sale will continue until April 8, 2013, but don’t dawdle as the supplies will get quickly sold out!
P.S. The links above that take you to a product page are likely Affiliate Links, which means that should you buy something, I’ll get some dollars; however, know that this does not affect the price you pay.
What’s in the mirror? Hopefully, you see a beautiful you, but if you’re like most of us, there’s more pounds on that frame than is healthy. More than half us are overweight. Time to measure your Basil Metabolic Rate, and target a lower body weight goal. Here’s how to do it… (check out the three infographics)…
EVER NOTICE how nearly all the people in old movies are far leaner than in current movies? Yes, it’s obvious that over the last 40+ years, the people of the industrialist world are getting progressively heavier.