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The PAGG Stack

  The PAGG Stack was created by Tim Ferris. Credit where credit's due. He calls it the Four Horsemen of Fat-loss. What Are the Elements of the PAGG stack? 1. P = Policosanol, 20-25 mg. Take it before bed at night. It can reduce your cholesterol levels (not necessarily something you need to do, based upon the latest research). It also has unproven fat loss potential.  2. A = Alpha Lipoic Acid, 100-300mg. Take with each meal (assuming you're eating every two hours).  ALA has an impressive impact on glucose uptake and reduced triglyceride production. It increases muscular absorption of the calories - the more calories absorbed into muscle means fewer calories deposited as fat and faster strength gains. ALA is...

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Losing 10 lbs in 14 Days in 10 Easy Steps

"A man walks down the streetHe says why am I soft in the middle nowWhy am I soft in the middleThe rest of my life is so hard?”   Or a woman, for that matter. That was Paul Simon's, "You Can Call Me Al."Here are a few facts for starters. 1. On pound of fat is about 4082 calories. Half an hour on the treadmill might burn 140 calories (about a Snickers bar).  Think you're going to make dietary changes and go running once a week and just eat less to lose 10 lbs? Good luck.  2. 10 lbs is roughly the weight of your head, or a clothing size. 3. A lot of people drink their calories, and some...

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Brain Health and Cognition

  There is much talk about epidemics, if you look beyond the rhetoric and twaddle in the mainstream media. There are epidemics of ADHD, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. There is one dual qualified neurologist AND nutritionist in the United States. His name is Dr. David Perlmutter and he has a very interesting opinion about why the epidemics exist.  More interestingly than that is that he has a solution to both retard and reverse the above mentioned conditions.  In a nutshell, grains have devolved into a different animal entirely than their prehistoric origins. Grains have become addictive, health-damaging and very difficult to avoid. The glycemic index is the scale between 1 and 100 upon which foodstuffs are evaluated in their ability...

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Flower Essences.

  Flower essences have been used for centuries in one form or another to treat health conditions. It is referred to as “vibrational medicine”, and the concept is that the vibration of the flower essence has a positive health effect on the user. This is not a stretch, seeing as flower teas are used in Chinese and Western traditional medicine for various ailments, chrysanthemum, for example is good for the eyes and for colds. The huge variety of flower essences offers remedies for almost every ailment imaginable.  The most commonly available ones are Bach Flower Remedies, but this is just the top of the iceberg.  They work, and you don’t have to believe in them, either. From mood imbalances to...

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The Chakras - the Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra is the seventh Chakra Location: The top of the head Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara Associated Color: Violet, White Associated Body Parts: pineal gland, upper brain, right eye Significance: When it is fully developed, one gets an understanding of ‘Oneness’ of universal existence, as well as true inner peace. It enables us to tap into higher levels of spirituality and develop psychic awareness. Imbalances: Loneliness, fear of death, comparing ourselves unfavorably to others. Function: The entryway for Universal Life Force This chakra is often depicted as a lotus flower with its petals open to represent spiritual awakening. The crown chakra could also be considered the bottomless well from which intuitive knowledge is drawn. The seventh or crown chakra is...

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