From FAT to FIT again – Transformation Challenge

YES, I did it and I achieved my goal. In just 12 weeks of this weight loss challenge, (January 4th-March 29th  2015) I lost 10.3 kg (23 lbs) of unwanted weight and I trimmed my waist circumference with 14 centimeters (5.5 inches) In fact those are my results week by week: Date Section Weight Waist January 4, 2015 Start Weight 92 kg       (202 lbs) 106 cm January 11, 2015 Week 1 86 kg       (189 lbs) 98 cm January 18, 2015 Week 2 85.3 kg     (188lbs) 97 cm January 25, 2015 Week 3 85 kg    
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My Prolotherapy Experience – part 3 – The Cervical Zone

- PROLOTHERAPY AGAIN? Prolotherapy or better said Proliferation Therapy, works when  done properly by a professional specialist and particularly when using an ultra-sound ESAOTE device, the one that Dr. Hal Brown is using at the Integrative Naturopathic Medical Centre in Vancouver B.C. I the last 3 years, I have had great results for my lower back, using prolotherapy, regenerative injections, but since the treatment was painful and expensive for my budget, I delayed my prolotherapy treatments for the neck, hoping that the injured tissue will heal in time.  It didn’t happen. In fact it gets worst. MY INDIGNATION Last year,
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From Fit to Fat – My Transformation Challenge

Many friends call me Mario-Fit. But I have to admit that I am Fat. I am not kidding. Many of my friends are still following my nutritional advises and fitness tips to get healthy and in better shape, because I am qualified as a Fitness Instructor and Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant – expert on cellular nutrition. But in the last few years, too much pressure in resolving unexpected problems, which were out of my control, and too much medication for pain and stress, affected my life, my health and my physical fitness.   As a result my blood pressure rose to unhealthy
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Grapeseed Extract & Fish Oil can Kill Leukemia cancer cells

Great News! It appears that grape seeds extract and omega-3 from fish oil might have a positive activity in leukemia. While previous studies on grape seed extracts has shown potent activity in a number of cancers, including skin, breast, colon, lung, stomach and prostate cancers, now researchers from the University of Kentucky discover that an extract from grape seeds influences leukemia cells (in laboratory studies) to commit cell suicide, or apoptosis in medical terms. The researchers found that within 24 hours, 76 percent of leukemia cells had died after being exposed to this grapeseed extract. The investigators, who report their
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Prolotherapy or Corticosteroids Injections for Pain? – My Personal Experience

It is been two weeks already since Dr. Hal Brown performed my last PROLOTHERAPY treatment at the Naturopathic Healing Arts in Vancouver. And I feel better. Not completely healed but better in a sense that the pain was reduced substantially. But this time was different. During my Prolotherapy injections treatment, Dr. Hal Brown with the assistance of two other experts used a new ultrasound device, to reach for difficult to access areas, such as the deep injections into my groin that connected the ligaments to my lower back areas of my chronic injuries. In the past I found that PROLOTHERAPY
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What’s better: Eating Fish or Taking Fish Oil Supplements?

A diet rich in fish WAS one of the best sources of Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, known for their health benefits. Note that I said ‘WAS’ and not ‘IT IS’ since pollution and the contamination of our oceans with mercury, polycarbonate bisphenols (PBC) and other nuclear toxic waste become a big concern for our living environment, including marine life. By now, most of us are probably familiar with the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, (Eicosapentaenoic Acid – EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid – DHA) readily available from oily fish or fish oil such as: cod liver, herring, mackerel,
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Walnuts could be “Drugs” – Instead eat Frito Lay for Health

There are enough evidences on the health benefits of the phytonutrients found in walnuts, and their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Some phytonutrients found in walnuts such as the quinone juglone, are unique and not found in other commonly eaten foods. Other phytonutrients like the tannin tellimagrandin or the flavonol morin—are also rare and valuable as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. These anti-inflammatory and antioxidant phytonutrients also help explain the decreased risk of certain cancers and their protective properties against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular problems, and type2 diabetes. But be careful how you legally promote the health benefits of walnuts, without getting in
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‘The Best Kept Secret of Elite Athletes’

Are you an athlete? Are you a health conscious athlete? Then you should consider what elite athletes do to prepare for their next competition, fight, match, or race. It’s no surprise that athletes dedicate their lives to improving in their select sport, and some of them keep the same secret about how they maintain their performances at top level. A recent press release ‘The Best Kept Secret Of Elite Athletes’ was published on PR Newswire – on March 25, 2014, and revealed some secrets related to their training and recovery. It’s USANA Health Sciences a world leader in nutritional science.
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Easy to Prepare a Healthy Meal

Kids are a big inspiration sometimes. Lara (my 7 years daughter) wanted spinach, while Cora (my 5 years old kid) is hungry for eggs. And my time is limited. What to do? Go out and eat at a fast food restaurant? Or cook individually for each one of them? I don’t think so. And as I search my own library,  I founded many inspirational dishes, which can be served anytime: at Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. They are healthy, easy to be prepared and not so much time consuming. There are many good and tasty recipes to choose from, and the
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Omega 3 Fish Oil and Inflammation

Acute or Chronic Inflammation? While acute inflammation is the short term “normal” response to protects and heals the body after an injury or infection, chronic inflammation, also known as low-grade or systemic inflammation is the long term internal irritation that leads to many degenerative and chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, obesity-related diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune diseases, and many types of cancer including breast and prostate cancers. In the past was demonstrated omega-3 fatty acids to have a number of potentially heart-healthy effects, including reducing triglyceride levels, slightly raising levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol, “thinning” the blood, reducing
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