Cyclic Exercise Still Reaps High Marks
I’ve found two exercise researchers duplicating the type of exercise championed by Dr. Irving Dardik, primary researcher of the LifeWaves method. Check out Al Sears, MD (www.alsears.md.com) and the work of Dr. Juris Terauds of University of Alberta at www.xiser.com. Greater fat-burning can be accomplished with short bursts of high intensity exercise paired with rest states.
Journal of Applied Physiology = Feb 10th, 2005. This study tested the effectiveness of Burst Training on the cardiovascular system. Subjects of average beginning fitness levels performed 16 minutes of high-intensity sprinting over a two-week period. When retested after two weeks, endurance had doubled.
Tour Bhutan with me in 2009-2010
We may be spiritual beings living in a physical dimension, but to a medical anthropologist like me, we are ultimately social beings, and since paleolithic times, we live best when surrounded by 10-15 people in close contact and support. When that number falls below 4, we see early pathology of mind and body and spirit. The societies where people live longest and happiest are pointing out this archaic wisdom in their quiet, undeniable ways. We need strong social networks, in addition to eating well, exercising, and building resistance to microbes. I'm putting together a health education exchange to Bhutan next May/June. If you're interested in sharing your knowhow with the wonderful health ministry of newly minted Republic of Bhutan, where Gross National Happiness outweighs GNP, let's go. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, Chair, Professor, Integrative Health, California Institute of Integral Studies (415) 785-7987
eBrandAid.com to the rescue
With over 20,000 food items sold today in grocery stores and a growing number of companies using marketing buzzwords, such as “organic,” ”fat free,” “all-natural,” and “light,” one needs to read the fine print to find out the true story behind the product. While today’s healthy shoppers are savvy enough to bypass the front label and go to the nutrition facts, consumers don’t have the time or the knowledge to understand what really matters: the ingredient list.eBrandAid.com was founded by a team of expert label readers toprovide consumers with entertaining, yet reliable and easy-to-follow information that reveals the truth behind popular grocery store brands.
eBrandAid (www.ebrandaid.com) has been providing free email tips to subscribers since its inception in November 2007. The site’s mission is to help shoppers have a healthy, stress-free experience in finding tasty and nutritious products while avoiding being tricked by misleading food labels. The site consists of three rotating features: Label Lessons, The Doctor Is In, and BestBrands. Each section provides extensively researched information on junk ingredients found in popular brands and offers tips that cut the time spent in the aisles.
Jim Strohecker is a hero in the fields of self-care, wellness, health and holistic medicine. He’s been a backbone of these industries for decades and runs a terrific website and affiliate program at HealthWorld Online. Call 310-823-9553 or visit www.healthy.net