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Penis Exercises And Supplements – Guaranteed Ways To Increase The Size Of Your Penis

Penis exercises work very well on the their own when it comes to increasing the size of your manhood. In this article I will go through supplements that you can use with the penis exercises to see wonderful results and gains. All you have to do is sit back, relax and read about these two crucial methods. Many men across the globe have seen massive success by using these techniques.

The key to being successful with penis enlargement is consistency and focus. When you have both of these things penis enlargement becomes so much easier. When I first used these methods I was very surprised with how well it worked and even more surprised with how fast it worked. Normally with enlargement the process of enlargening is a steady journey but with these methods it will be a quick process.

Comparing Body Exercises

Weather it’s losing weight, burning fat, getting rid of cellulite, building muscle or just generally trying to stay fit, exercises alone will not be able to help you accomplish your goals. When you are trying to reach your goals with body exercises you will always need a good supplement product to help you improve in every aspect of your body exercises. The same goes for penis exercises because you also need great supplements for great results.

Below are a few minerals and vitamins that you need to take that will help you increase the size of your penis. Taking both of these things everyday will help maximize the blood flow in your penile area. When more blood flow is increased to your penile area, your erections will be much harder, thicker and longer then before. Doing exercises alone will help increase blood flow but doing them with vitamins and minerals makes the process twice as effective.

When trying to maximize the flowing of your blood these are some of the best vitamins and minerals that you can use to do that. These supplements do not only help increase the size of your penis but they are also very good for helping your overall health to improve..

L- Lysine – (Also gives you more vibrant skin, stronger bones, better digestion and more.)

Ginkgo Bilboa (Also gives your brain extra energy, heals wounds quicker, stops blood clots, stops yellowing of the nails and more.)

Zinc (Also gives you stronger blood cells, better muscle growth, gets rid of fat and more.)

Ginseng (Also gives you stronger immune system, better stamina, more flexible bones, reduces hair loss and more.)

Super B Complex (Also helps you heal wounds quicker, gets rid of bad bacteria, stops yellowing of teeth, healthier skin, whitens eyes and more.

Multi Mens Vitamins (Also gives you faster muscle growth, stronger bones, healthier ligaments, flexible tendons and more.)

Everything I have listed above is all natural and they will all help you increase the blood flow to your penis area.

Natural Penis Exercises – How To Exercises Properly

The first step to exercising properly is warming up. The warm up allows your body to get ready for all the intense exercises you will be doing. Warming up should never be skipped when attempting to do natural penis exercises. Some men try to skip the warm up because they think it’s not important but they soon find out that warming up is essential.

When exercising it’s always best to take it easy. A lot of men exercise very roughly and this can lead to a lot of problems. The best thing to do is to do it in a very comfortable speed so that you actually enjoy the exercises better. The last important thing to remember about these natural penis exercises is to always use lubrication. Lubrication is very important if you want to see maximum results and avoid injury.

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Living After Gallbladder Removal

The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped sac located below the liver (on the right side of the abdomen) which contains approximately a half cup of yellowish-greenish fluid called gallbladder bile. The bile originates in the liver before moving into the gallbladder, where the bile becomes 4-12 times more concentrated. The healthy, functioning gallbladder then acts as a storage reservoir for concentrated bile before it moves into the duodenum (small intestine).

The main function of bile is to assist the body in digesting fats by dividing the fats into thin droplets. It helps pancreatic enzymes split the fats into small particles that can pass through the walls of the intestines.

When the semi-digested food exits the stomach and moves into the small intestine the gallbladder contracts causing the concentrated bile to move through the bile ducts into the small intestine. Once the gallbladder is removed liquid liver bile flows out constantly from the common bile duct straight into the small intestine instead of being stored in the gallbladder. This low quality liquid liver bile that constantly flows into the duodenum cannot properly digest the fats, causing fat intolerance and diarrhea in some people.

Bile is instrumental in removing dangerous toxins such as bile pigments, bile acids, cholesterol and heavy metals. The antimicrobial property of concentrated gallbladder bile assists in keeping the small intestine from dangerous invaders such as bad bacteria, parasites, and yeasts. Consequently, absence of the gallbladder leads to Candida-yeast and Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) which can create gas and indigestion.

Healthy alkaline bile neutralizes the semi-digested acidic food from the stomach therefore creating the proper alkaline milieu in the small intestine for pancreatic enzymes to work. It is well known that pancreatic enzymes require an alkaline condition in the duodenum to digest consumed food. When the gallbladder bile is not alkaline, indigested foods in the small intestine are fermented causing gas, bloating, abdominal cramps, and uncomfortable visits to the bathroom.

The gallbladder acts as a buffer reservoir to prevent the backup of bile and to prevent high pressure in the bile and pancreatic ducts. This high pressure expands the common bile duct causing pain. Enlargement of the common bile duct is a common finding after gallbladder removal. When there is no gallbladder, the increasing pressure inside the pancreatic duct can cause activation of the pancreatic enzymes inside the pancreas and as a consequence, inflammation of the pancreas can develop.

The liver, gallbladder, pancreas, duodenum, bile ducts, and muscles valves work together due to the perfect regulation of the body. Doctors and researchers have found that cutting the nerve branches surrounding the gallbladder can disrupt the proper work of the Sphincter of Oddi – the valve between the bile and pancreatic ducts and the duodenum. Almost 20% of patients after gallbladder surgery suffer from Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction. Spasm of this strategic valve leads to backup of the bile and pancreatic juices with resultant pain, nausea, and possible development of pancreatitis.

Concentrated gallbladder bile is necessary for intestinal motility, digestion and the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K. The lack of gallbladder bile creates less peristaltic movement which makes people prone to constipation.

The main reasons for gallbladder surgery are inflammation and/or gallbladder stones. Removal of the gallbladder does not stop the production of stones and inflammation of the bile ducts. Therefore, inflammation and collection of the stones, both in the liver and in the bile ducts, can be often observed in people without a gallbladder.

Although loss of these functions of the gallbladder is not life threatening, removal of the gallbladder can cause many unpleasant symptoms. For some people life after gallbladder removal is a miserable existence. This condition is called post-cholecystectomy syndrome. The term post-cholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) describes the presence of symptoms after cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal surgery).

What can be done to decrease the consequences and symptoms of post-cholecystectomy syndrome?

Many drug-free and non-surgical healing techniques can alleviate many of these uncomfortable symptoms. Some of them have been widely used for a hundred years all over the globe.

A healing diet is one of the oldest, cheapest, safest and most effective medicines in the world.

Dietary changes are vitally important for a person suffering from post-operative digestive problems.

In a healthy, functioning body the gallbladder, pancreas, bile and pancreatic juices are naturally alkaline. Whole body acidity is one of the main causes of liver, gallbladder and pancreas malfunction. Acidity causes biochemical changes in the bile that makes it corrosively irritating to the bile ducts, sphincter of Oddi and the small intestine. Aggressive acidic liver bile irritates surrounding tissues, causes jerky contractions and refluxes. This aggressive mix of the acidic bile and pancreatic juices regurgitates into the stomach and esophagus and/or causes spasms of the sphincter of Oddi. This can be the cause of the heartburn, nausea and upper abdominal pain often experienced after gallbladder surgery.

An alkaline diet involves eating mostly alkaline-based foods and avoiding acid-forming foods such as sugars, red meat, sodas, dairy products, white flour, white rice, alcohol, etc. A separate diet requires eating only one kind of food at one time. Mixing foods such as salad, soup, entree, dessert, sodas and alcohol together in one meal, like people usually do, causes a huge strain on the digestive system. When people without gallbladders (who don’t have the presence of good quality bile) continue to eat this way, many symptoms of indigestion such as abdominal pain, nausea, belching, gas, heartburn, diarrhea and/or constipation occur.

Typically, people without a gallbladder have two problems: one is Candida-yeast overgrowth, another is food sensitivity. An elimination diet and anti-Candida diet can be very beneficial for these conditions.

In simple chemistry it is known that to neutralize acidity the body needs plenty of minerals and bicarbonates. Unfortunately, food today contains very little of these vital nutrients, so supplementation is a practical way to get them. The easy way to get minerals and bicarbonates is by drinking healing mineral water.

Doctors from Europe have used healing mineral water for hundreds of years. There are many mineral health spas in Germany, Austria, France, Eastern Europe and Russia. Thousands of people travel to these spas for cleansing, rejuvenating and healing procedures. The most researched mineral water with 500 years of use is Karlovy Vary thermal spring water in the Czech Republic. It is difficult to believe that the first medical book referencing the use of this water in digestive problems was written in 1522. From that time, many medical articles, books, and dissertations have described the healing actions of Karlovy Vary healing water mineral for many digestive and metabolic disorders including post-cholecystectomy syndrome. Millions of Europeans have drunk healing mineral water prepared from vaporized genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt at home for more than 250 years.

According to European doctors this mineral water promotes the production and speedy transit of bile, makes it more alkaline and improves the function of the pancreas. All of these actions are beneficial for people without a gallbladder to improve digestion and decrease the symptoms of post-cholecystectomy syndrome.

Cellular magnesium-potassium, another alkalizing agent, also can decrease acidity in the body.

How can we know if our body is acidic or alkaline? Checking saliva and urine pH by litmus paper is the easy and inexpensive way to verify body acidity. If saliva and urine pH are frequently less than 6.6 it can be a warning sign of total body acidity.

Drinking herbal tea can alleviate spasms, gas, heartburn, and indigestion. A knowledgeable herbalist can customize herbal remedies for many conditions. Some formulas from European and Chinese herbal medicines can lessen the amount of stones in the bile ducts, make the liver bile liquid and less aggressive, and decrease spasms and pains.

Persons with post-cholecystectomy syndrome can decrease many unpleasant symptoms by using herbal formulas. They are not a quick fix, but in the long run, herbs are safe and effective remedies.

Some people who have had gallbladder surgery lose the proper interaction between the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, duodenum, and stomach. To normalize this teamwork, one can be treated with acupuncture. Acupuncture is the oldest healing method for digestive disorders. Many medical papers have been published during the last decades that confirm the positive action of acupuncture in the treatment of post-cholecystectomy syndrome. Another positive result of acupuncture is that it can help cure alcohol and pain medication addiction.

Medical science has not yet developed a surgical technique to replace the gallbladder once it has been removed. We can, however, control the terrible symptoms of post-cholecystectomy syndrome by employing various drug-free and non-surgical healing methods. These methods are safe, effective, and relatively cheap and can be used in conjunction with modern medicine.

The information in this article is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment and advice of a qualified licensed professional.

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Best Mini Trampoline Rebounder Exercise

Exercise can be boring, repetitious, difficult to maintain and commit to for the long run. In recent years, the trampoline has become extremely popular. Mostly, people purchase trampolines for their children as an outside activity. They can be large, bulky and an eyesore in your yard, but now there is a whole new chapter for this product.

The mini trampoline, or rebounder, is absolutely amazing and a full body workout. It can fit anywhere in your home because it is only 40 inches round and some are even foldable for easy storage. You can also take them with you as most fold up and fit into a travel bag and some even come with a stabilizer bar for balance. The mini trampoline is truly one of the best exercise tools on the market today. You just have to make sure you buy the right one, ensure it is sturdy (steel is best) and accessible. Recently, it has been said that rebounding is one of the most efficient and effective exercises ever devised by man.

Since the toughest part of exercising on a mini trampoline is keeping your balance, it is fantastic for your core. Any move you do is going to work your abs along with so many other muscles in your body, just remember to keep your lower abdominal pulled in at all times. Also, make sure you have on comfortable, non-slip shoes, preferably sneakers. A good warm up is always suggested and will help get you balanced and comfortable, this could just be a basic bounce to get your heart rate up. Moving onto a simple jog will continue to increase your heart rate. Jogging for about 5-8 minutes is optimal and will get you ready for the next set of exercises.

To keep that heart pumping, a jumping jack exercise is not only a great cardio move, but is so much better to do on a mini trampoline as it is easier on the joints. This can be done by starting in the middle, bouncing up and spreading your feet apart while putting your arms above your head. When you land, watch your feet, this is a fast move and it doesn’t take many of them to work up a sweat, doing 10-15 jumping jacks is great. One of the best sculpting exercises you can do is to stand in the middle of the mini trampoline with your left hand on your left hip and slowly raise and lower your right leg with your knee slightly bent. Doing three sets of 10 on each side will work your outer thigh and get rid of those saddle bags for good in addition to working your oblique muscles (your side abs).

Another great exercise that is beneficial to do on a mini trampoline is squats. Again, standing in the middle, with arms out in front of you, or hold onto your stabilizer bar if you have one, and squat down a low as you can go, making sure your knees stay behind your feet. Doing 3 sets of 15 will get your thighs in amazing shape in no time and will really work that heart muscle. One of the best things you can do for yourself is exercising on a mini trampoline, it’s healthy, effective and so much fun. Get ready for summer and then maintain your new body throughout the year with the best workout on the planet.

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Health Benefits of Taking Spirulina Daily – Real Health Part 5

As I mentioned in Part 4 of my Real Health diet series, I believe that taking green foods, particularly spirulina and chlorella, is very important to your health. This article will focus on why you should take spirulina.

You may have heard these words, spirulina and chlorella before. What are they though? Basically they are green microalgae. They are microscopic plants which grow in fresh water. They are green due to chlorophyll.

It is sold in the form of powder. I take mine in veggie capsules. I believe the best comes from the Nutrex company in Hawaii. They sell under their own label. They also provide the spirulina that I buy from Jenny Lee Naturals, which sells a 580 capsule bottle.

First, spirulina. Spirulina is an amazing food. And it is a food, not a medicine. First, it contains protein. A lot of protein. Three times more protein by weight than beef. And this protein is more digestible than beef, so you take in more of it into your system. And spirulina contains complete protein, all eight essential amino acids.

It contains vitamin B12, and since it is a plant, of course it is a vegetarian source. B12 deficiency has been linked to low bone mineral density, forgetfulness and cognitive problems. You can ask your doctor for a test that will tell you if you are low in B12.

It contains the second highest amount of GLA available. GLA is gamma linolenic acid. This is what is called an essential fatty acid. The most GLA available is found in human breast milk. GLA is essential to babies in that it helps the brain grow and build new connections. It also enhances the immune system. If like me, you were mostly bottle-fed, you probably never got enough GLA. Spirulina is a great source of it, so you can start making up for that lack right now.

Spirulina also contains chlorophyll and beta-carotene, both powerful antioxidants. They help support your immune system and may have anti-cancer effects. Spirulina is also an excellent source of calcium. And of course, they are full of phytochemicals.

Think of spirulina as food, not pills or medicine. I take 30 400mg capsules a day. If you are ill, you can take up to twice that till your conditions improve. For bodybuilders, the protein in it makes it perfect to take some after a workout.

Give spirulina a try. I believe you will find that it will improve your health and support your efforts at healthy living.

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Top 10 Boot Camp Secrets to Success

Alright guys, we’ve decided that it’s time to give up all of our well-guarded secrets and let you in on our top 10 tricks to really make your boot camp training a success.

1. Get Started Early.

If you’re one of those people that has a tendency to come up with some really great “reasons” (read: excuses) to skip out on your boot camp sessions then your best bet is to get started early in the morning. A recent study showed that people who get their training in first thing in the day are 75% more likely to stick with it and make it part of their routine.

2. Set Realistic Goals.

How many times have you had such extreme expectations of yourself that feels like you’re always failing and falling short of your goals? Instead of telling yourself that you need to lose 20 lbs in the next 4 weeks, take a more “realistic approach”? that let’s you feel a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment every time you achieve one of your goals. Remember, even though boot camp training is intense and can burn over 800 calories (seriously) in a session, you still need to set out milestones that can be reasonably reached and even exceeded. Make your boot camp training goals S.M.A.R.T.: Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.

3. Get Enough Sleep.

If you’re doing an early-morning boot camp session, it’s important that you get a decent night’s rest before you start training. Staying up late and then loading up on caffeine and other stimulants in order to boost your energy is a surefire recipe for a burn-out. Try to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night and you’ll see a massive increase in your boot camp training results.

4. Find A Training Partner.

Sadly, we all know how easy it can be to break promises to ourselves, but it’s a lot harder to let someone else down. Joining a boot camp program with a friend means that you’ll have someone to kick your butt out of bed in the morning when you’re feeling lazy, and to enjoy all those chicken and steamed broccoli dinners. Which brings us to our next point…

5. Don’t Sabotage Your Results By Pigging Out!

We know, sometimes you just can’t turn down that piece of cake or that slice of pizza, and there’s nothing wrong with the occasional “cheat meal”?, but just think of that meal as it’s equivalent in burpees, pushups and crunches. Two slices of pepperoni pizza and a can of coke adds up to over 700 calories! One weekend of indulging in your cravings can wipe out an entire weeks worth of boot camp training.

6. Do Extra Cardio.

Living in a city like Victoria, we’re surrounded by endless opportunities to work up a sweat while enjoying the outdoors. Kayaking, hiking, cycling, jogging, mountain biking… there are so many ways you can burn extra calories every day that don’t involve staring at the wall while running on a treadmill. Boot camp will fire up your metabolism, but doing that little bit of extra cardio is like throwing gas on the fire.

7. Stay Off The Scale.

For anyone who’s ever had a few extra pounds, the scale can be as addictive as it is terrifying. And when you’re trying to lose weight, seeing that dreaded number creeping downwards can be a major source of motivation. However, what most people don’t realize is that your weight fluctuates by up to 5 lbs every day depending on how much water you’ve had, eating too much salt, hormonal changes or even going to the bathroom! Our advice is to only weigh yourself once every four weeks, and have faith that your boot camp training (combined with all these other tips!) is going to deliver.

8. Keep A Training Journal.

By tracking your efforts, you’ve automatically added a level of accountability to your boot camp training that’s guaranteed to improve your results. Use a medium-sized spiral bound notebook and keep track of your boot camp sessions, extra cardio training, and nutrition and water intake.

9. Drink More Water!

Get up right now and go drink a glass of water. Seriously. Chances are you’re probably not drinking enough, and it’s almost impossible to drink too much. Staying hydrated will keep your energy levels high, and will increase your strength and endurance by up to 20%. Don’t believe us? Try not watering your plants for a few days and see how happy and healthy they look.

10. Be Consistent.

Showing up only once or twice a week to boot camp is going to get you very minimal, if any, results. If you haven’ been active in a long time, it can take the body anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks (depending on age and other factors) to adjust to the new stresses your placing on it with your boot camp training. Make the effort to be there every day and we guarantee you’ll see the stomach-flattening, thigh-toning, butt-firming and body-sculpting results you’re looking for!

Alright guys and gals, there it is. Take these tips and combine it with any of our boot camp fitness programs here in Victoria and we guarantee you’ll see amazing results!

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Getting Creative With Your Cardio at Home or at the Gym

Cardio exercises are a must when it comes to being fit or shedding fat, but that does not mean you do not have options. Cardio does a lot for your health in general, it increases your metabolism, burns fat, makes your heart and blood vessels healthier, decreases your blood pressure, increases your stamina, improves your sex life and the list goes on.

With all that I have stated doing the same thing day in day out might bore you so much that you could forget the benefits of cardio, so I’m going to give you other alternative ways to do your cardio that are not the traditional, steady pace jogging or cycling that everyone associates with cardio.

What most people think is that the longer you do an activity such as jogging the more you will get out of the workout, which is not true but may be true if you are talking about steady pace cardio. Doing something like jogging for a long distance is also time consuming and if you do too much cardio or too long of a distance you might find that it holds you back in terms of muscle gain, if that is what you are after.

How to get creative with your cardio:

First thing you can try is to change your traditional cardio workouts into more fast paced, interval sessions. What I mean is you can train in short intense intervals by timing yourself on a bike or treadmill and increasing the intensity in each interval. This would not require a lot of time and you would have one hell of a workout. In fact you will be burning calories long after you have worked out, but your time spent working out would be less than if you did the traditional steady pace stuff.

You could try doing sprints which is another form of interval training, running between cones. Taking short breaks and doing it again and increasing the distance and trying to run as fast as possible, short break again increasing the distance a little and go at it hard again, you get the idea. This would be a short intense and fun workout, obviously its short because it takes more effort and we can’t sprint for long distances or long periods of time. The cool thing with sprints is that you get the benefits of traditional cardio and you built lean muscular legs, you have noticed that sprinters are jacked compared to long distance runners.

Other cardio exercises you could try includes martial art such as MMA, Kick boxing, karate etc. You could also play sports if you have time such as soccer, tennis, hockey or any other high activity sport. You could try swimming if you love the water; swimming is one of the better forms of cardio since it has less impact on your body and joints because the water supports your body weight.

There are a lot of alternatives to traditional cardio, it’s up to you to find the ones that you like best, most of them are just fun and most people do not even know they are doing a cardio exercise. Just think of dancers they do cardio and have fun the same time. So go out there and find what works for you, no more excuses and no more boring cardio sessions.

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Nude Pilates And Nude Exercising Isn’t For Everyone But The Au-Natural Workout Is Gaining Popularity

Nude exercises. Nude Pilates. Nude Yoga. Drop your inhibitions at the door. Exercising in the buff is becoming a trend!

With who?

While researching this article, I’m fascinated, no…shocked, at how many forums there are for nude exercises. Now, I’m no prude. I’m merely curious.

Here are a few descriptions I’ve read on the forums of people describing their au-natural workouts. Uninhibited. Ok…obviously. Freeing. That comes up a lot. Productive. Productive? Let’s explore that one.

When exercising in your birthday suit, there is nothing to hide. When doing Pilates nude exercises, this means even more. Pilates is a detail oriented exercise method with great attention paid to your form. How better to see your form than to do naked Pilates! You can’t possibly cheat. Your belly will be in. Your shoulders will be down. Your bottom is going to be engaged. Yes, your workout will be more productive.

Does this mean your local Pilates studio is going to start offering nude Pilates classes? Probably not. My Pilates studio won’t mainly because no one would come. I live in New England. We cover up most everything around here.

I think most people are practicing their nude workouts in the privacy of their own home or at a nudist camp. Is it safe to exercise naked? I have to believe that most exercising can be done nude, however, watch out for those high impact exercises. Breasts and testicles need a little extra support, thank you.

What about the cleanliness factor of exercising naked? What boil producing germs are going to be getting into places where they shouldn’t be? Even the cleanest Pilates equipment may carry a certain amount of germs. This thought definitely has a kind of yuck factor.

Ok…let’s spin this subject a bit. What is the naked truth about Pilates? What are some myths?

Myth: Pilates is just for women.

Naked Truth: No way! Joseph Pilates was a man. Men need strength training, flexibility and balance too.

Myth: Pilates is like Yoga.

Naked Truth: No way! Yoga is Yoga. Pilates is Pilates. There is some cross-referencing. Breathing, stretching and focus are part of both modalities, but the similarities stop there.

Myth: Pilates is too hard to master.

Naked Truth: No way! You have to start somewhere and beginners benefit from Pilates as much as seasoned professionals. Start with the basics even if you are fit. Remember: You must build a strong foundation before you build a house!

Whether nude exercises are your thing or not, give Pilates a try. With or without your clothes on, Pilates is a great choice.

Susannah Marchese is a certified Pilates fitness instructor and a senior contributing writer to

http://www.everything-about-pilates.com/nude-pilates.html

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How Hemorrhoids Made Me Healthy, Fit & Sexy

I developed hemorrhoids when I was in my 20s. Occasional flare-ups occur when my stress levels are high and I eat too much junk food and too little fiber. After a few days of eating right, drinking lots of water and exercising more, symptoms disappear.

In May 2009, I moved from my home of 19 years into a condo. I did a lot of renovation work and I love my new place. But even good stress can cause problems. In October, I had a severe flare-up of hemorrhoids. Only this time, nothing helped. Finally I got prescription ointment and suppositories, and the bleeding stopped and pain subsided. Within days, it started again and got worse.

I did some research on the internet. There is a lot of good medical information and advice out there. I found one site that was loaded with helpful yet hilarious advice. Check out 001yourtranslationservice.com and follow the links to his natural hemorrhoids treatment page.

I experimented with herbal supplements, took sitz baths, ate bran, psyllium fiber and fruits and veggies, drank even more water and started exercising regularly. Everything helped a little but nothing stopped the pain or cured the condition.

Terrified at the prospect of surgery, refusing to spend hundreds of dollars on so-called miracle cures, I dug deeper in researching subjects like constipation, colon health, and digestion. Did you know that:

– Eating lots of fiber relieves constipation,but not drinking enough water causes it

– Eating regularly (same times daily) keeps you digesting and eliminating regularly

– Chewing your food to near-liquid consistency delights your intestines by making digestion easier (no more belching and bloating)

– Enzymes for digesting food are activated when you chew

– Food is digested in the order that it’s eaten

– Eating easy-to-digest foods kick starts the digestive process (start with water or juice, then soup, salad, vegetables etc.)

– Drinking before your meal is good. If you must drink with your meal, then sip warm water with fresh lemon juice

– Our digestive system has to work harder to digest certain food combinations – the worst is meat plus potatoes, rice, pasta or bread. It’s better to eat meat with vegetables, or, pasta, potatoes or other starches with vegetables

– Fruit should be eaten on its own – at least 1 hour before a meal or two hours after – it digests quickly and can interfere with the digestion of other foods

– Dairy foods should be avoided as they can cause constipation, which aggravates hemorrhoids

– Caffeine, chocolate, alcoholic beverages, fried and processed foods do the same

– Exercise is crucial for good digestion – if your body moves so does your digestive system, and it ‘s OK to walk after a meal; in fact, it helps.

One website provided the key that unlocked the door to my own permanent recovery. On puristat.com, I discovered their colon cleanse detox diet. It is a very easy-to-follow eating plan. The basics are as follows:

1. Eat only fruit until noon. Any kind, as much as you want, but only fruit

2. Do not combine starches with proteins during any meal

3. Do not eat anything for two-three hours before bedtime

4. Drink half your body weight in ounces daily (eg., A 150 lb person would drink 75 ounces or 9-10 glasses) preferably purified water but green teas, juices and warm water are good too.

That’s it. The website also provides 10 Tips to Ease Digestion that are easy to follow and make good sense.

In addition to changing what, how and when I eat, I make it a point to be more active. I go for a 20-30 minute walk after lunch. I work out three times per week in my condo gym – cardio on the elliptical machine, stretching, free weights, core-strengthening exercises and more stretching. That is my basic routine.

When weather permits, I take longer walks, exploring my neighbourhood or walking in a nearby riverside park. I take the stairs when I can, I walk around the office, I get off the bus a couple of stops early and walk home. Little changes add up to big gains.

I lost over 15 pounds in 3 months and I’ve whittled 3 inches off my waistline, simply by losing fat and building muscle tone. I’m stronger and more fit; I look good and I feel great. To quote the Billy Crystal character from Saturday Night Live, “When you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you look mahvelous!”

I’m basically a couch potato. I work full-time in the corporate world, and do freelance writing and editing. My favourite hobbies are reading and watching movies or TV. But if I can do it – change my eating habits, exercise more, banish hemorrhoid pain and get fit, strong and sexy – then so can you!

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The Real Secrets About Prison Fitness and Strength

So why is everyone so juiced up about prison fitness? What is prison fitness? And why is it so effective? Prison fitness seems to be a real interest to a lot of men and the reason is the so called level of fitness these prisoners achieve behind bars.

Do these prisoners have some type of secret? Do they have some type prison fitness coach? So why do these prisoners get this reputation as being super human?

What tricks do they have? To the average man the prisoner level of fitness is legendary, but what makes the prisoner fitness different then other training programs?

So what secrets do these criminals have? How many super conditioned prisoners are educated in the book sense? Do you think there are certified strength coaches in prison? Do you think most prisoners were long time fitness trainers who got a bad break?

Do you think most prisoners that were murders, drug dealers, sex offenders, drunk drivers, men that are in jail for any violent crime were going to the gym on the outside? It’s a well know fact that men that live life drinking and doing drugs are health conscious, not to mention fit ( a joke ).

If these men enter prison having abused their bodies through booze and drugs most of their lives what makes so many think that these men go to prison and become super fit, what gives them the key to the fitness kingdom?

Do these men stop being criminals and become super athletes? No, most become and stay violent criminals and most criminals are weak minded cowards that could not live in today’s society without stealing, robbing, running in gangs and trying to hurt weaker victims.

The only difference these men have is time; they have nothing else to do. The men that get really physically fit spend more time at it than most other people; you don’t go into prison 130lb weakling and become a 200lb super criminal in a month.

If you spend all your days in a small prison cell, what could you do with no job and nothing but time? You may here of a few prisoners that are super strong and super fit but the reality it’s a very small percentage.

Super fitness is not for the weak minded it takes time and a lot of sweat to get to a super level of fitness whether you are in prison or on the outside, there is no difference and no secret training program building a super race of super prisoners.

So if prisoners are doing the basics of pushups, pull-ups, situps, squats, leg raises, handstand pushups, prisoner squat thrusts what’s the secret to the so called super level of fitness? It’s the time put in, it’s doing the exercises hundreds and thousands of times over many, many years building a hardening of the mind and body.

Most prisoners are not in shape, most are still out of shape and will never be in shape because just like in the street they were lazy in prison they are lazy.

Over years and hundreds of thousands of reps is what builds an extremely strong body, not the 3 days on one day off type of training or the split training it’s the everyday training that makes the difference in real physical fitness and strength.

So, instead of thinking the prisoners have some secret training method and secret training coach just know it’s the time put in on an everyday basis and training for survival that makes the difference.

Here’s a workout you can do in small place with no equipment and using only two exercises.

Do 25 Prisoner Squat Thrusts – 25 4- Point Jump Squats ( legs a little wider, squat down touch the ground with your finger tips and jump 2 to 3 inches off the ground)

Switch back and forth as long as you can, do as fast as possible try and keep the time for each round under 1 minute and 15 seconds meaning 25 Prisoner Squat Thrusts and 25 4- Point Jump Squats should take no longer than 1 minute and 15 seconds to complete and go as long as you can, if you can go for 5 minutes with no rest that’s great.

This will be to brutal for most people but see where you are and how long you will go most will have trouble with 2 minutes.

Toughness Builds Winners.

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Michael Phelps Facts – Already a Gold Medal Millionaire Ready to Become a Billionaire

Here are some interesting statistics and facts about Michael Phelps

If you were to count Michael Phelps worth in gold he is valued at about Three million. In fact the 2008 Olympics are in all probability worth ten times that amount of money per year. That information is one reason why the current crop of Olympic athletes begin their quest for Olympic gold at an early age.

Here are some more interesting Michael Phelps facts —

Merchandising experts stated that Phelps who’s now the most victorious Olympian with 12 Olympic gold medals, will turn out to be the wealthiest pro swimmer ever, far above the income attained by Mark Spitz.

Some are speculating that Phelps can easily rake in a billion dollars. With that kind of money it’s safe to say that he may not need to apply for a real job. He can easily live on that kind of money for the next fifty years.

The Olympic Games have become a huge business since the Olympics granted professional athletes the ability to compete twenty yrs past.

Simply no one has made the kind of money earned by athletic megastars comparable to Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan David Beckham or whose names are globally recognized and have cash registers banging out money everywhere.

Eli Portnoy, chief brand strategist at the Portnoy Group, doubted Phelps — or any Olympian — would match the earning ability of Woods who is calculated to become the 1st billionaire jock by 2010.

More Michael Phelps facts are — Currently, Phelps reportedly brings in almost $five million a yr from endorsements although his agency refused to remark. Portnoy estimates this ascending to approximately thirty million, in the short-run.

Phelps Fact – A Millionaire Already

Phelps is already the prototype of the modern-day American corporate Olympian with the Phelps Machine in full action before he exceeded the record 9 gold tally obtained by Spitz and Carl Lewis, Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi and Soviet gymnast Larysa Latynina.

Phelps, who became a pro swimmer at sixteen and a millionaire by eighteen, has sponsors, agents, lawyers, accountants, charities, his own website in English and Chinese, and even his own logo with a wave-like blue M and red P over his name.

Inside seconds of Phelps’s grabbing his tenth gold medal, Visa issued a special version TV commercial commemorating his title as the most decorated Olympian.

“You need to be out there early and establish your affiliation with the property, Michael Phelps,” said Michael Lynch, head of global sponsorship management at Visa whose relationship with Phelps dates back to 2002.

“His performance here will benefit us as it will add to the visibility we will get through this affiliation … and his earning ability will increase, there’s no question of that.”

One thing is for sure Phelps will also hold the record for cashing in on his Olympic fame, as well he should and those are what I believe to be the most important Michael Phelps facts!

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