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Detox vs Diet-The Ultimate Battle of Weight Loss

Todays Blog posting is centered around the on-going battle between Detox and Diet. Detox vs Diet-The Ultimate Battle of Weight Loss. With the amount of information each and every person receives on a daily basis due to social media, it is quite hard to determine between fact and fiction. Especially when it comes to health and fitness. On a daily basis we troll social media avenues like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest to see what will work best for our clients so we can provide the best service possible. During these trolling sessions we run across hundreds and thousands of “do it yourself” bloggers who say they have a great new ways for you to lose weight. Now we hope that our customers are a little too picky about their bodies to take some random bloggers advice as gospel but just to be sure we wanted to write this blog to help you sort through the “fat” no pun intended. To start off lets define the difference between Detox and Diet. “Diet” technically means to restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight. “Detoxify” is defined as changing eating habits in an attempt to remove toxic substances or qualites. The problem is that many of us think of “detox” as a noun, as in to do “a detox” for a few days here and there. We emphasize a “detox” in the verb form, ie detoxing continually, as we also amass toxins constantly. Diets focus on what you are eating and how much you are eating. Common diet’s out there keep you to a certain alloted amount of calories on a daily basis and filter out common foods like meat’s, bread’s, and sugar’s. The problem we have with this type of diet is that it is not substainable to most. The average person that loses weight on a calorie limiting diet will bounce back up to their prior weight or more due to the strict limitations of food. “I lost 10 lbs in the last two weeks! I think I deserve a candy bar…or 3.” This type of mentality is the problem with diets, and leads to people trying numerous diets written by numerous people that may or may not have the authority or knowledge to design. Another major problem with calorie alloted dieting is the LACK OF FOOD! You may lose 10-20 lbs but your energy levels are down, your skin and nails weaken, hair begins to fall out, and your overall feeling of wellness is plummeted into a dark abyss of malnutrition. Detoxification on the other hand has numerous benefits if you do it CORRECTLY! Detoxing should be a constant plan in your lifestyle to stay healthy and clean yourself of unwanted toxins in your system. On a constant basis we are absorbing toxins into our body that cause numerous health problems and yet the misconception of a detox being a one time thing still exists. The focus should instead be on creating a proper nutrition plan that will crave all the urges you have for every kind of food, creating stability, and sustainability. Antioxidant-rich, fibrous natural foods in your diet will constantly detoxify your body by removing all of those unwanted toxins and chemicals that do not belong in your body. Detoxification is a natural process that your body is constantly doing, it just needs a little aid from you to help it run smoother and faster. Detoxification done properly will help you naturally lose weight with no malnutrition, and will better your general health and wellness much more than your standard diet. When planning on losing weight or starting a diet or detox, remember think of it in terms of length compared to immediate reward. Detox vs Diet-The Ultimate Battle of Weight Loss, who do you think will prevail?

 

 

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FIR-Real Portable Sauna Donations/Ginger Roth Update

Here at HealthandMed.com we want to be a part of the change to help others in need! Over the past few years we have asked our customers for help by purchasing our FIR-Real Portable Sauna systems. We then took $15.00 from every sale and donated the money to help our dear friend Ginger Roth. Ginger is a young girl who is suffering from severe Cerebral Palsy. Thanks to all of our HealthandMed.com customers we were able to donate a service dog named Cocoa to help Ginger with the many needs she has day to day. Mark Axelson, Owner of HealthandMed.com had the great privilege to  meet Ginger Roth this past weekend and said that Ginger and Cocoa seemed very happy together and look very cute together(as you can see from the image below). Ginger said that Cocoa helps her with numerous daily tasks that she may struggle with like carrying things that Ginger cannot. Cocoa straps on a special carrying case over his back and away they go! Cocoa also helps Ginger with things like entering buildings with Handicap door openers. So once again HealthandMed.com would like to thank each and every one of our customers that have purchased a FIR-Real Portable Sauna system and made it possible for us to help out someone in need like our good friend Ginger Roth and Cocoa! Best of wishes to all of you and remember STAY HEALTHY! Check out our systems here at http://www.healthandmed.com/c-314-infrared-steam-saunas.aspx
Ginger

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Ginger Passes Public Access Test With Cocoa

Ginger has now passed the public access test with her new service dog Cocoa. This enables Ginger to be able to handle Cocoa on her own in public settings such as at school. Below is a picture of Ginger and Cocoa riding the bus at school. Ginger on Bus

We thank you again Healthandmed.com customers for keeping us in business and enabling us to help Ginger receive such a great friend and companion. Ginger will also be picking up her new therapeutic riding horse named “Dream” very soon. Ginger rightfully named her horse “Dream,” because it has always been a dream of hers to have her own horse. We’ll give another update on Ginger and her new companions when available.

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HEALTHandMED.com Buys Ginger Roth A Horse For Therapy

This week Healthandmed.com has purchased a Palomino Curly horse in order to better help Ginger Roth. Ginger suffers from cerebral palsy and after moving from her previous home in Colorado has been unable to continue her horse back riding therapy.  Therapeutic horse back riding enables individuals like Ginger to experience movements that she can not normally experience. These movements enable her to experience pain relief and therapy for better movement. The Palomino Curly horse breed is a special type of horse that is non allergenic and is known to work well with the disabled. Thanks to the customers of Healthandmed.com we are able to give back to the community. We do this through the purchases of the FIR-100 infrared saunas. We appreciate your business and enabling us to help others!

Palamino Curly

 

 

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Ginger Receives Her Service Dog Cocoa

HealthandMed.com has continually done their best to give back to those in need. It just so happened that Ginger Roth (shown below) was the most recent happy recipient of the donations. Ginger, who suffers from cerebral palsy, will be helped by her newly trained dog, Cocoa, in a variety of ways including mobility and balance. Cocoa has just spend the last few months learning how to best help Ginger and perform tasks such as operating light switches, automatic doors, etc.

Ginger Roth

 

The training of Cocoa was funded by you, the customers of Healthandmed.com. For every FIR100 infrared sauna sold, we have donated $15 to good causes such as these! We thank you for you business and enabling us to make a difference in the world!

Ginger and Cocoa have also recently had the opportunity to educate students in a local school about service dogs. This event was recorded in a local newspaper and can be read by clicking here.

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7 Life Changing Health Secrets

Ronnie Ruiz experienced improved health benefits after switching to ionized alkaline water and an alkaline diet, and his health continued to flourish on just ionized alkaline water after returning to the typical (highly acidic) standard American diet.
Ronnie recorded a full-length DVD explaining the benefits of ionized alkaline and acidic waters, and we invite you to watch a free online screening here. The health secrets he shares could truly change your life or the life of a loved one, so don’t miss out!

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How Mark Dropped His Body Fat to 7%: Part II

Last week, I shared how in a period of six months, I was able to drop my body fat from 10.1% to 7.3% as measured by the Bod Pod machine at Southern Utah University.

My first secret about how I accomplished this was using the Athlete’s Pak, consisting of nutritional supplements specifically designed to boost metabolism and encourage the development of lean muscle along with exercising three times per week for 30 minutes.

Although these nutritional supplements are indeed amazing, there is something else which is even more important to losing weight and gaining muscle. It is drinking ionized alkaline water. That is my Secret #2 – I have been drinking 10 glasses of Chanson water with a pH of 9.5 daily.

Why is alkaline water so important? The problem is LACTIC ACID. This is acid is generated by the process of exercise, and the body must buffer and remove this acid in order to recover and progress. In order to burn fat, or build muscle or endurance, you must be able to buffer lactic acid. Yet all of the conventional supplements on the U.S.A. market have very little or not effect on lactic acid and may make the body even more acidic. In fact, 98% of bottled waters and sports drinks on the market are highly acidic! Please understand this: when you flood your body with LACTIC ACID through exercise and then drink acidic liquids and supplements you are in essence “stunting” your growth and cutting your progress down dramatically!

The solution is HEALING WATER. Alkaline Ionized Water is so effective at buffering lactic and other harmful acids that it’s called Miracle Water by many of the hundreds of thousands of users in Japan, Korea, China and Russia where it has been in use for over 30 years! Alkaline Ionized Water is so profoundly effective that many users experience noticeable differences after just one 16 oz serving!. Users experience major endurance increase, reduction in joint and muscle soreness, dramatic strength and speed increase, increased flexibility, increased energy levels, increased fat burning and muscle building, plus a host of other health improvements way to long to list.

Here are some personal testimonies of about how alkaline water has helped athletes:

I have worked with hundreds of football, hockey and golf professionals over the past twelve years. Professional athletes excel in their sports because of the physical and mental attributes they have honed over the years. Lack of focus, stress, decrease in energy, muscle tightness are all derived from the same problem – lack of proper hydration. Based upon sound clinical research in speeding up recovery from vigorous activities to guarding against disease, drinking alkaline ionized water may be the single most important support your body can receive.
Dr. Preston Wakefield
Active Release Techniques Provider

After a four year layoff from bodybuilding and powerlifting training, I started back to the gym full blast and was amazed at the utter lack of soreness and fatigue during my first three weeks of training. I never experienced anything near to this in my 25 years of weight training and I credit it all to drinking alkaline water.
Ronnie Ruiz
25 Year Power Lifter and Trainer

At HEALTHandMED.com, we found that Chanson ionizers had a stellar reputation for safety, quality and price. So last year, we elected to sell these ionizers on our website.

To all friends of HEALTHandMED.com reading this, my wish for you is that you will be healthy. And I know of no better way to do this than drink lots and lots of alkaline water.

Mark Axelson

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How HEALTHandMED’s Mark Dropped His Body Fat to 7%

John Anderson who does not compromise on quality. His products are internationally recognized and respected as groundbreaking and incredibly effective. Every ingredient is tested for potency and the finished product is also tested for label claims – meaning what you see on the label is exactly what you get. He has developed formulas that not only improve the body’s natural cleansing mechanisms, but also replenish undernourished systems and cells to return the body to optimal health.

Former NFL wide receiver/Super Bowl Champion and Olympic sprinter Willie Gault is still breaking records and maintaining his physique well into his forties while fueling his body with Isagenix. Willie can still bench-press more than 225 pounds, easily perform 1,600 crunches and currently trains with a professional track team. “I only get this one body and it’s not like a car that I can trade in if I total it.”

So, during these 6 months, I have been doing my usual exercising for at least 30 minutes three times a week (running, cycling and weight training) and have been taking the Isagenix Athlete’s Pak, one of many different kinds of packs available through Isagenix.

The Athlete’s Pack consists of:

Isalean Shakes

These are nutritionally complete and delicious meal replacements packed with premium nutrition that includes a balanced ratio of high-quality protein, healthy fats and energy-boosting carbohydrates. IsaLean Shakes supports weight loss and an increase in lean body mass. I have been drinking one shake for breakfast each morning.

IsaPro Whey Protein

Individuals who add leucine-rich protein, like whey protein, to their diet have more lean muscle tissue and lose more body fat. IsaPro contains an ideal amino acid profile and comes from dairy cows that are pasture-fed on small New Zealand farms, milked according to season and not treated with hormones or antibiotics. I have been taking one scoop of IsaPro per day in my shake.

Ionix Supreme

This nutrient-rich tonic contains antioxidants for cell protection and plant-based adaptogens to increase your body’s resistance to the negative effects of stress. It is designed to energize the cells and increase the body’s resistance to stress, while supporting mental and physical functions. I take a swallow of Ionix Supreme per day.

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This is what I use like other people use Gatorade or sports drinks. It contains Vitamins A, C and B complex, electrolytes and nutrients that are lost during stress and exercise. But it gives you energy naturally without caffeine or other stimulants. I just take a couple of scoops of it in my glasses of water before or after exercise..

Well, That is my secret #1 to decreasing body fat and gaining muscle. Secret #2 will come next week.  Until then…Be Healthy.

Mark Axelson

To learn more about nutrition and weight management with Isagenix call Total Body Cleansing Expert Angel Naivalu at (435) 313-0809 or email Angel Naivalu .

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Top Five Worst & Best U.S. Cities For Air Pollution

New research has just come to the surface linking air pollution to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The study was published in the online version of the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The study was led by Zorana Andersen, Ph.D., post doctoral fellow at the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology of the Danish Cancer Society in Copenhagen.

“We found significant positive associations between levels of all air pollution proxies and COPD incidence,” said Dr. Andersen. “When we adjusted for smoking status and other confounding factors, the association remained significant, indicating that long-term pollution exposure likely is a true risk factor for developing COPD.” For those of you who are wondering whether or not you live in a city with high or low air pollution, below is a handy list of the top five best and worst cities for air pollution. There are three categories that air pollution is rated in, year round particulate, short term particulate, and ozone. These ratings are for Best and Worst when taking an average of two of the three categories, namely short term and year round particulate. Worst Air Pollution:

  1. Bakersfield, CA
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA
  4. Fresno-Madera, CA
  5. Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, AL

Least Air Pollution:

  1. Cheyenne, WY
  2. Santa Fe-Espanola, NM
  3. Tucson, AZ
  4. Amarillo, TX
  5. Salinas, CA

Source: ALA At HEALTHandMED.com we carry a new product that was featured on Dr. Oz’s and Oprah’s respective T.V. shows that many are reporting is helping them with various respiratory ailments. The product is called a Himalayan Salt Air Inhaler. Research is still forthecoming, and in the mean time people are having lots of success with it. See the Himalayan Inhaler Here.

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Organic Farming Pesticide: Tobacco

Growing resistance to chemical pesticides and the growing body of scientific evidence showing the link between chemical pesticides and poor health has created a demand for alternative ways of pest management for farmers. Tobacco has just been revealed as a player in the organic pesticide arena.

In an article published in the journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, researchers explained their discovery of an alternative use for the famous tobacco plant. Cedric Briens, Ph.D.  and fellow scientists at The University of Western Ontario, Canada found that by using a process called Pyrolysis to transform the tobacco into a oil-like substance that could be used in the agricultural experiments. The study reported that “Bio-oil was found to have valuable pesticide characteristics toward three problematic microorganisms as well as the Colorado Potato Beetle, a major agricultural pest.” The study added that “As the demand for tobacco is decreasing, the search for other valuable products from this resource is increasing. A natural pesticide that targets problematic species is a very valuable find. Further investigation into the active components and the potential applicability of using tobacco bio-oil as a natural pesticide will continue.”

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