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How HGH Cuts Fat Without Exercise

Human growth hormone [HGH] does more than just cause the loss of fat. The

typical weight loss programs today result not only in the loss of fat but

also in many cases the loss of body mass. With HGH therapy there is not only

the loss of fat but also the replacement of fat with muscle which is why in

some cases people actually gain weight to their greater advantage of the more

sculpted body and better health. Human growth hormone actually recontours

your body which results in a younger and better functioning you.

Once we get into our mid thirties there is this evolution that accelerates

from a nicely chiseled body towards more of a blob like shape. Our lean body

mass ( LBM ) including all of our organs begin to shrivel while fat mass also

known as adipose mass increases. In fact, between the ages of 30 and 75

organs such as the brain, kidneys, liver, and pancreas atrophy by up to 30.

It is now a well known medical fact that this increase in fat significantly

increases the risk for heart attack, hypertension, and diabetes and even

contributes towards cancer.

The first long-term studies with HGH were done by doctor Rudman in 1989 in

saint Thomas hospital in London on 24 adults with growth hormone deficiency.

Half the group was given a placebo while the other group was put on human

growth hormone. After six months those on growth hormone had lost an average

of 12.5 pounds of fat and gained an average of 12.1 pounds of lean body mass

which was mostly muscle. The study would not be so significant if was only

related to the fact that the study was on those with diseased or removed

pituitary glands since this would only be limited to a few thousand people in

the United States.

The fact that is significant here is that this is

indicative of a lack of human growth hormone which almost everyone

experiences as they age. Rudman’s study showed that young adults with

pituitary disease are the same as elderly men and women. Rudman did a six

month treatment on men between the ages of 60 and 81 giving them human growth

hormone. These men gained an average of 8.8 in fat mass. Also, their skin

density thickened 7.1 and 17. In a follow-up study, it was found after twelve

months of treatment with growth hormone there was additional increase with

lean body mass increasing by 6, skin thickness by up to 4 growth of a liver

and 23 acceleration in the rate of fat loss that was beyond the effects of

diet alone. In fact the latest studies from Sweden now show that growth

hormone is the most effective treatment to get rid of the middle age spread

and all the disease conditions that arise with it.

In the past 35 years we’ve gone from having ¼ of U.S. citizens being fat to 1/

3 in 1980 to now a majority of 2/3’s in 2004. Fat men have pulsatile release

of growth hormone that is three times lower compared with normal weight men

and make 25 or more gain it back. In a six month treatment of growth hormone

deficient adults at Sahlgrenska hospital there was an overall 20 compared

with 13 central deep layer body fat and 6.1 total body fat. The placebo group

gained fat during the same period. Also, there was improved glucose intake,

lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides, and lower blood pressure.

Central belly fat appears to be the major culprit in producing insulin

resistance. This kind of resistance also known as diabetes type 2 is now in

academic proportions in the U.S. and is directly related to obesity. Because

HGH is so effective at sucking out this underlying gut fat insulin

sensitivity is improved and allows the body to get rid of the blood sugar

more effectively. If you are now obese HGH is a proven product for getting

rid of your fat in the areas where it is so threatening to your health. In

fact, it has been shown that using HGH will not only cause one to lose

significant weight but also to gain muscle and even look and feel decades

younger.

In older studies it appeared that growth hormone countered the effects of

insulin on the metabolism of glucose which made people more insulin resistant.

There was increased insulin resistance in patients after six weeks of

treatment with growth hormone. However six months studies show that insulin

sensitivity returns to where it was before treatment. Also, large studies

with growth hormone show there is no increased incidence of diabetes. This is

because of the profound changes in body composition after six months which

induces greater insulin sensitivity due to the removal of abdominal fat. When

you use growth hormone it tends to direct the action of insulin towards

putting sugar into the cardiac, muscle, and nerve cells, rather than into the

fat cells.

Why in the world one go for things like stomach stapling and all the other

crazy gimmicks which often have terrible side effects when HGH will do a far

better job? A Belgium Physician, Thierry Hertoghe, made careful body

measurements before and after two months of treatment with growth hormone and

recorded 23 to 30% shrinkage in the love handles of older people. Not only is

there shrinkage of the abdomen but that the underside of the thigh gets

thinner, while the upper side gets thicker with more muscle. The belly

buttons of most of his patients moved up by more than 1 inch after two months

of growth hormone treatment. The skin that hangs from the upper arm of a

woman is a signal of the loss of growth hormone. When a woman receives enough

growth hormone this hanging skin from the upper arm tightens back to a normal

more attractive appearance.

Growth hormone increases the free fatty acids which makes fat stores

available for energy production. There is a process in cells called lipolysis.

Fat cells have growth hormone receptors and when growth hormone binds to

these receptors it triggers a series of enzymatic reactions in the cell to

break down fat. Also, human growth hormone increases the overall energy

expenditure so that you burn calories faster. Growth hormone is also believed

to counter the effect of the hormone, insulin. Insulin acts kind of like the

gate opener to allow into the cells glucose, amino acids, and fats. Growth

hormone blunts the sensitivity of this gateway by opposing the action of

insulin which means far less fat is absorbed into the cell and the cell is

kept thin.

Growth Hormone also conserves nitrogen needed for the building of muscle. It

also increases protein synthesis without increasing the breakdown of proteins

in the cell. It is a well established fact that growth hormone deficient

adults that quit taking growth hormone have a significant decline in muscle

mass and strength. Human growth hormone contributes significantly towards the

building of muscle and this has been proven in the study of many different

groups including athletes, healthy young men, GH- deficient adults, and the

elderly.

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Causes of Gynecomastia – Here Are the Six Major Causes of Man Boobs

You are here for a reason. You probably want to know the causes of gynecomastia. In this article you will find the six major causes of gynecomastia. Let us get started.

First of all there are two types of gynecomastia; real and fake – also known as pseudogynecomastia.

Real gynecomastia is caused by hormonal imbalances. In a nutshell your body produces more estrogen and less testosterone. Other causes of real gynecomastia include the following:

Steroid abuse can distort your hormones levels and lead to man boobs. You need to stop using steroid and start a hormone balancing program. This is one of the most common causes of gynecomstia.

Drugs and medical prescriptions can alter your testosterone levels. If you on medication and notice the growth of man boobs, you should talk to your doctor about the condition with a view to changing the prescription.

Aging. Man breasts occur in 25% of men aged over 50.

Puberty. During puberty the teenager body will in most cases experience an imbalance of hormones. Usually, this only occurs in puberty stage.

Drugs and alcohol can lead to man boobs.

Fake gynecomastia is usually comes about due to excess weight. The excess fat is deposited in the pectoral region causing the pecks to look more like breasts. To get rid of fake gynecomastia you need to get started on fat loss training exercises.

– Diet. Are you eating junk foods? How much red meat do you eat? You will want to change your diet in order to get rid of man boobs. Take plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits. Try to eat more white meat rather that red meat. Avoid soda products like soda, coke and high sugar level drinks.

– Exercise. Cardio exercises works like a charm to melt the excess fat away. Try this, run for five minutes and then do a one minute sprint a sprint. Do this several times during your training time. You can also do some strength exercises. Pushups and bench press are great for tone up your pectoral muscles. Remember, you need to lose the excess fat and do strength exercises for great results. With just strength exercises you may risk developing your man boobs instead of losing them!

This article has probably made you realize that there is a need for you to understand the causes of gynecomastia in order to get rid of them as fast as you can so that you stop feeling embarrassed.

Did you know you can get rid of gynecomastia in 4 week or less? Imagine 4 weeks from now…a totally new you…with the chest and body you deserve…finally free from embarrassment and shame…

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NordicTrack Space Saver E5 Si Elliptical Trainer Review

The snappily titled NordicTrack SpaceSaver E5 si Elliptical trainer is a bit of a novelty in that it has a folding mechanism in order to allow you to easily store the machine when it is not in use. This is a fairly standard feature on most home treadmills and is the second in NordicTrack range to use this feature. So the question is, does it really save any space and does the folding mechanism affect the machines stability. Well, it does save some space (between 2 to 3 feet) so does make sense if you want to stowe the machine away into a smaller space.

The elliptical machine has been rated to take an exerciser with weights up to 275llb, and although the folding mechanism doesn’t overly affect the sturdiness of the machine I think the 275llb is a little too high for this elliptical trainer.

This elliptical has the iFit card reader built in to the computer console. Each iFit card comes with an exercise program designed by an certified personal trainer. Your trainer talks to you throughout your exercise routine and manages the resistance of the elliptical during your work-out.

Above and beyond the iFit programs, this elliptical trainer also has six work-out programs. Four of these are classified as aerobic, weight-loss or performance programs. The programs manage the resistance of the machine to ensure that you get a precisely calculated work-out each time you exercise.

There are also two heart-rate controlled programs built into the machine. These increase or decrease the resistance of the machine as necessary to ensure your pulse-rate stays within pre-determined boundaries. Not surprisingly, your heart-rate is monitored by “Club Design CardioGrip” heart rate monitors that are built into the handlebars of the machine.

This SpaceSaver E5 si has some really good extras for an elliptical in this price range. In particular this elliptical trainer has an large built-in fan that changes its airflow depending on how hard you are exercising. You can also set the fan to blow constantly if required. If you like listening to music whilst you exercise, you’ll be pleased that the NoricTrack has built-in speakers that allow you to play music via your mp3 player or iPod.

The stride on the SpaceSaver E5 si elliptical is fixed to an 18” pitch. If you’re not of an average height you may be better served looking for a machine with a stride that suits you’re height more, or paying for a machine with an adjustable stride setting.

I always find the warranties interesting, being that they directly show the confidence has in the quality of their equipment. This NordicTrack elliptical trainer comes with a lifetime guarantee on the frame and 1 year parts and labor. I’d like to see the warranty more closely aligned with the treadmill warranties we see.

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The Dilemma of the Endomorph – Making the Right Choices For Your Body Type

What a task it is to lose weight and burn stubborn body fat as an endomorph. For those who don’t know, an endomorph is basically the body type which is predisposed to storing body fat. As an endomorph myself, it is easy to put on weight, and muscle, to be fair. It’s the shedding of the excess bodyfat which is the challenge.

I personally love to lift weights. The challenge with lifting weights as an endomorph is that you build the muscle, most definitely, but it’s covered by a layer of fat, which never reveals the muscles in their entirety. The typical look for an endomorph is ‘bulky’. But really, we want to be cut. We’re the opposite of ectomorphs who have an extremely hard time of putting on muscle as they have a hyper-active metabolism. Whatever muscle they put on is most likely going to be used by their body as fuel, in addition to their fat storage.

Endomorphs on the otherhand, have an extremely slow metabolism. And apparently, our insulin sensitivity is quite high. Now, between the extremes of endomorph and ectomorph, lies the mesomorph, with their perfect metabolism. Their body’s functions are optimized: just the right balance between anabolism and catabolism. You could easily identify the mesomorph at the gym.

He’s the guy, or she’s the gal that doesn’t really need to work out. They don’t quite bust their asses on the treadmill or the stair machine, and get all hot and sweaty like the endomorphs, nor do they pump half as much iron to develop some mature muscle like the ectomorph. The mesomorph can do good on any diet. They can easily bulk up on a high calorie diet, or get shredded on a low calorie diet.

In hindsight, it’s glaringly obvious that the bodybuilding and fitness magazines are only focused on the mesomorph, as endomorphs and ectomorphs try the recommended diets and various supplements only to get bloated, a leaky gut, a acne or some other side effect. Hmm, it seems someone isn’t telling us the complete truth. I’m suspicious that to keep the sales of these popular magazines (i’m not going to mention any names) going, the consumers need to be in a perpetual state of confusion. One month, a high carb diet is good, (omitting crucial body-type information), another month, low-carb, high protein, with the glaring omission of body type.

I finally broke away from this subscription-based brainwashing. I decided to go experiment. I tried various diets, various exercise regimes, various supplements and I’m in the process of building a list of what works for my endomorph body type.

You see, the media is so powerful. They have mastered the art of brainwashing en-masse. It’s no wonder we are so easily swayed. We do have a major part to play ourselves, as I am not going to blame the media and society. But another great contributor is the instant gratification mentality which is being bombarded into our brains, and our psyches.

We’ve gotten so accustomed to the aggressive tastes of fast food that we don’t know how to appreciate natural flavors like that of raw salad, and fresh fruit and veggies.

What might that have to do with body type? Well, quite a lot. Heavily refined grain, processed food, artificial sweeteners (including cornstarch) and heavily fried foods are the enemy of all body types, primarily endomorphs, since the metabolism of an endomorph is quite slow.

Stay tuned as I will be making some food recommendations based on personal experience, for the endomorph body type. I will also be making the connection between blood-type and body type, and the benefits, (or lack thereof) of grain in one’s diet, especially wheat, and the exercise routines/regimes I find really ideal for the endomorph body type.

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4 Mistakes People Make When Going Vegan

Whether you’ve read PETA literature, seen the Alicia Silverstone commercial, or just want to lose weight-going vegan seems like a healthy, earth-friendly choice. Indeed, this animal-free diet and lifestyle features zero cholesterol and 1/20th or less the field growing space required for beef. Since heart disease ranks as the number one killer in the U.S., and our demand for cattle contributes highly to destruction of the rainforest, a vegan diet makes sense. Unfortunately, some people jump right in without much knowledge and soon find themselves living less than optimally. This article lists the top four mistakes people make when going vegan-and offers ways to make a smart transition.

1) The “Fake Meat” and Potatoes Syndrome:

With Tofurky Brats, Tofu Pups, dozens of veggie burger styles, Chik’n and even BBQ Riblets in supermarket freezers, anyone can substitute a meat analog for meat and serve a Standard American Diet dinner with soy and wheat modifications. While these products can work well as transition foods, they also contain both wheat gluten and soy-two high contenders in the food allergy arena. Yes, they offer lower-fat, plant based protein alternatives, but eating gluten and soy at every meal increases your chance of feeling less than great on a vegan diet. Symptoms can include: bloating, sluggishness, irritability, fatigue, and constipation. People who did not previously notice sensitivities to wheat or soy might if these two foods make an appearance in every meal.

The body likes variety. Interview long term vegans and they will tell you that despite the exclusion of animal products, they now eat a wider variety of foods than they ever did as omnivores. Try to break out of the meat and potatoes mindset. Vegetable stir fries, salads with nuts, fruit smoothies with rice or hemp protein powder, and a world of ethnic dishes offer ample protein and nutrients without relying on wheat and soy. When you want to feel mainstream at a 4th of July party or even at family meals with omnivores, meat analogues can help you fit in. But allow yourself to embrace Mother Earth’s bounty: vegans do not live (well) on gluten and soy alone.

2) “I’m So Healthy I Don’t Need Vitamins Anymore”:

For some people who carefully plan their diets, this statement might be true. For most new vegans, it can appear true-for awhile. Compared to the Standard American Diet, vegan diets bring in more antioxidants than average people acquire through food. Several nutrients do require attention, though, namely: B-vitamins (especially B-12), zinc, calcium, and iron.

If you eat whole grains or leafy greens like kale, collards, spinach and chard, you can get lots of these items, but perhaps not quite enough. Although you have stores of B-12, without inclusion of animal products, your reserves can drop to dangerous levels. Low B-12 can result in a form of anemia, increased homocysteine levels (which can lead to heart attacks), fatigue, mood swings and mental fogginess. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. offers a comprehensive article on various vegan B-12 studies: http://www.therawdiet.com/b12.html. The other B-vitamins can help you manage stress, achieve mental clarity, and maintain energy levels. Bottom line: if you feel tired after a few weeks or months of vegan living, a B-vitamin complex and especially B-12 may raise your energy. If symptoms persist, ask your doctor for some blood tests.

Although studies show comparable calcium and iron levels in vegans and people following a standard diet, many people suffer from anemia and pre-osteoporosis conditions. You ingest adequate amounts by drinking green smoothies, eating (and chewing well) at least one salad per day, and juicing calcium and iron powerhouses like broccoli, spinach and kale. Fortified breads, cereals and orange juice can also amp up your intake. Legumes and small doses of blackstrap molasses offer other ways to increase your iron. Look at your diet honestly, though. If you do not consume these things several times per day, consider adding them in or taking a vegan multi-vitamin. If you prefer whole foods, you can add a teaspoon or more of spirulina (a blue green algae) to fruit smoothies for an instant nutrient boost. It’s green, but a kale, spirulina, avocado (and/or almond milk), banana, and agave nectar smoothie will leave you energized and wanting more.

Zinc poses a challenge to animal-free diets, but you can find it in pumpkin seeds, legumes and nuts. Their protein facilitates zinc absorption. If you find yourself getting sick a lot since going vegan, have lower sexual drive, or skin problems, make sure your multi-vitamin contains zinc. If you decide to take a separate supplement, you might want to check with your doctor first. Zinc overdose can quickly become toxic.

3) Low Fat, No Fat and Wrong Fat

Most people have heard of the benefits of Omega-3 Fatty acids, especially as doctors began recommending fish for its Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) profile. “Essential” means you must acquire these fats from food; your body needs them and cannot make them on its own. Ideally, you want a balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty acids, but without planning, a vegan diet can become very Omega-6 heavy. Corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, and soybean oil all favor Omega-6 absorption. Imbalances of Omega-6/Omega-3 can lead to mood swings, mental decline, sore joints, poor immunity, and acne, among other problems.

High sources of vegan Omega-3 fats include: flax seeds and oil, walnuts, canola oil (controversial due to genetic engineering) and leafy greens. Hemp seeds and oil provide the perfect ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fats, as does Udo’s Oils, a product created by scientist Udo Erasmus. Additionally, algae-from which fish receive their Omega-3’s-provide great plant source fats. In addition to spirulina, Omega-Zen 3, E3Live, and Crystal Manna offer vegan ways to balance your fat intake.

4) In Search Of: Perfection through Diet

No diet will solve all your problems, all the time. I have personally witnessed some incredible transformations in people switching to a vegan diet, but the changes proved long lasting only in those people who also made major lifestyle and attitude changes. Trying to eliminate every possible animal ingredient, animal testing or negative impact on an animal can become an obsession that interferes with abundant, joyful living. If you’ve made the commitment to live animal-free, I commend your choice. If you would like to inspire others to live this lifestyle, then I suggest you make it seem as easy and attractive as possible.

Yes, you’ll need to read labels in the grocery store and ask questions in restaurants. Yes, you might consult PETA’s guide to shopping, but ask yourself how far you need to go on every single item. We live in a world that, unfortunately, exploits animals and destroys our environment. We can each make small and large strides towards improving that state of affairs. We also live among other human beings. In your new found compassion towards animals, try to remember the people in your life. Education by example usually proves more effective than lectures, shame fests and ultimatums. If you turned to a vegan diet for health reasons, enjoy your new found health! If you turned vegan for the animals, become an advertisement for animal-free living! Look good, feel good, smile more.

Bon appétit!

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The 4 Elements of Fitness

Most people want to be fit but that raises a question. What does it mean to be fit? The answer is fairly simple. To be fit, one must have physical capability in four areas: aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.

1. Aerobic Capacity. Aerobic capacity, which is also known as cardiorespiratory fitness, refers to the health and function of the heart, lungs and circulatory system. Simply stated, aerobic fitness is the ability of the cardiorespiratory system to deliver an adequate supply of oxygen to exercising muscles. As your aerobic capacity increases, your ability to participate in more intense and longer lasting exercise also increases (e.g., walking, running, swimming and bicycling). It can be argued that aerobic capacity is the most important of the four elements of fitness because of the health benefits it bestows. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, increased aerobic capacity leads to reduced blood pressure, decreased total cholesterol, increased HDL (good) cholesterol, decreased body fat, increased heart function and decreased risk of Type 2 diabetes.

2. Muscular Strength and Endurance. Muscular strength is the maximum amount of force a muscle or muscle group can generate during a single contraction. Muscular endurance is the number of repeated contractions a muscle or muscle group can perform without tiring. Both are important components of overall fitness because increasing your strength through various types of resistance training (e.g., weightlifting) leads to increased bone strength, decreased bone loss, decreased muscle loss, increased tendon and ligament strength, increased physical capacity, improved metabolic function (e.g., burn more calories at rest), and decreased risk of injury.

3. Flexibility. Flexibility is the range of motion within a joint. Increased flexibility provides a variety of benefits such as decreased risk of injury, increased flow of blood and nutrients to joint structures, increased neuromuscular coordination, decreased risk of low back pain, improved posture and reduced muscular tension.

4. Body Composition. Body composition refers to the relative percentage of body weight that consists of body fat and fat-free mass (everything other than fat such as muscles, organs, blood, bones and water). Generally speaking, the lower your body fat percentage the better because of the diseases linked to excess body fat such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and sleep disorders. I am often asked, “Can you be fat and fit?” The answer is an overwhelming NO. A significant element of fitness is the possession of a healthy body fat percentage because increased fat leads to decreased athletic performance and increased risk of disease (although it is possible to be overweight and healthy since health is merely the absence of disease or illness). According to the American Council on Exercise, the average body-fat percentage for men is 18-24%. For fit men the percentage is 14-17%. The average percentage for women is 25-31%; however fit women will be in the range of 21-24%. Body-fat percentages above 25% for men and 32% for women are considered obese.

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Don’t Buy Cell Tech Creatine! 2 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy Cell Tech Creatine

Creatine is likely the best, most proven muscle building supplement outside of food products like protein powder. However, there are many overpriced, overhyped products which you would do well to avoid. The foremost of these snake oil products is cell tech creatine.

This article will explain the 2 most important reasons why you should save your hard earned money and avoid cell tech creatine. You can use these tips to avoid other bad products and focus on the ones that are really worthwhile. At the end of the article, follow the link to find a comprehensive muscle building guide, one that will do far more than any bogus supplement to help you gain mass.

1. You’re Paying Top Dollar For Sugar!

The main appeal of cell tech creatine is its outrageous advertising. The company uses massive bodybuilders to promote the product as if it is the next best thing for building muscle. They make crazy claims, like “Cell Tech Creatine can make you gain 25 times more mass,” and other thins along those lines.

If you peel away this marketing veil, however, you’ll see that the only big difference between cell tech creatine and other, much cheaper creatine products, is sugar. That’s it! You’re paying 10, 20, even 30 times as much for some sugar! Adding glucose to creatine can certainly be useful, but you should never pay that kind of price for it.

2. Creatine Monohydrate Works Just As Well

As with many things in life, the simplest is the best in this case. Plain old creatine monohydrate, the supplement that has been tested and proven to work for years, will give you the same muscle building benefit as cell tech creatine for pennies per serving.

Creatine works by helping your muscle cells to produce more ATP, or cellular energy, from the food you eat. No “magical” formula is going to accomplish that goal any better. If you want to take creatine with sugar to increase its uptake into your muscles, buy some dextrose (also dirt cheap), and mix them yourself.

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Flatulence – 5 Powerful Tips To Prevent It

Passing flatus, or “breaking wind”, is an ordinary everyday event for most people. Normally, an average person passes approximately 400 to 2,000 milliliters of oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane gases out of the anus every single day without being noticed. However, this only holds true when there is no offending odor or sound that goes along with it! Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

What causes smelly flatulence?

Under certain circumstances, food particles from the small intestine may pass undigested through the large intestine (the area where the fermentation process is facilitated). When the bacteria present in the colon attacks these undigested materials, the resulting gas gives the flatus its characteristic odor.

Expelling foul-smelling and noisy flatus can be a rather humiliating event. In these situations, what is considered as an insignificant bodily process can turn out to be a major cause of embarrassment!

Why risk humiliating yourself, just because of this, when you can do something to prevent it? To avoid the embarrassment that can result from smelly flatulence, these ideas might be worth a try:

Watch your diet. Certain foods can be considered as “flatulogenics” or “gassers”. These foods can cause excessive flatulence, earning them the reputation of being the top flatus producers. Among the most notable foods in this group are beans, bran, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and onions. Beer, carbonated beverages and milk can also be counted in this group.

There are also foods that are mildly flatulogenic. Apples, apricots, bananas, carrots, celery, all citrus fruits, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, potatoes, prunes and raisins, radishes, soybeans and spinach can all be classified under this group. Bread and other wheat-based products, pretzels and coffee are also known to be mildly flatulogenic.

To prevent or relieve flatulence, it may be advisable for you to temporarily avoid including these foods in your diet. You can reintroduce them one by one later on when you feel that the problem has already been relieved.

Try activated charcoal. Activated charcoal tablets may be helpful in preventing flatulence, since they can absorb any excess gas in your system. However, it is important to note that activated carbon can also interfere with the action of other medications. So, if you are taking any medications, you may need to consult with your pharmacist about it.

Look for over-the-counter relief. Certain preparations, which contain simethicone such as Mylanta and Maalox, are proven to help ease flatulence. So if you need fast relief from flatulence, you may need to rely on these medications!

Reduce stress factors. Stress is known to trigger and aggravate the flatulence issue. Have you noticed how your abdominal muscles tighten when you are under a great deal of stress? The gastrointestinal tract is closely connected to the brain and is extremely sensitive to anxiety, anger and depression. Under stressful situations, the brain sends signals to the gastrointestinal tract, which then results, to the tightening of the muscles and painful spasms.

Work it out! In some cases, flatulence can also be a product of a faulty digestive system. So, when things are starting to get uncomfortable down there, try taking a walk! It may help facilitate the foods’ smooth passage along the digestive tract. Or you can try rocking back and forth on the floor with your knees drawn up to your chest and your arms wrapped around your legs. This exercise is also known to help keep the digestive process in check.

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Secrets of Doing Yoga in the Morning

Being an inexperienced or an advanced user of yoga, everyone must start the day by doing yoga in the morning. If you are inexperienced and want to start the day through the yogic way, then you must practice yoga each morning as a routine.

Before you start doing yoga you first need to know, how you could gain all the benefits of yoga or, where to start or what do I do now?

Actually, yoga has various aspects as far as therapeutic uses are concerned.

However, you should put all the therapeutic benefits of yoga to the dustbin for now and answer yourself,

Where to start?

Let me confess one thing about yoga to you that, most of the diseases get cured by doing the routine yoga in the morning daily.

Why should I exercise yoga according to a routine daily? Specially, in the morning…

It’s because, to cure most of the diseases you must remove impurities from your body. That will be done if you practice some somewhat special yoga exercises daily in the morning.

Great!

Please follow the step-by-step process of daily morning yoga exercises below.

Yoga in the morning:

Wake up very early in the morning. If possible, please wake up at 5:00 a.m. I hugely recommend.

Clean your face, eyes and brush teeth, etc.

Now take a glass of warm water and add a lemon and very little salt into it and drink it.

Now do not waste any more time, and you should start doing yoga. The first yoga postures is Viparitkarani Mudra.

ViparitKarani Mudra: Lie down on a soft mat on the ground with the legs stretched out, here in this position the inside your legs will be touching each other and your hands will be lying by the side of the thighs. Bend your hands in the elbow and place your palms on the hips. Lift your legs up and raise your hips with the support of your hands upward and breathe in deeply. Hold this position for 6-8 seconds and breathe out slowly. Drop your hips first, then followed by your legs. Breathe normally. Practice this Yoga posture for four times.

Shalbhasana: Lie down on your stomach. Your legs are stretched and the hands are lying by the side of the respective thighs. Breathe in and raise your legs together upward up to the thigh without bending your legs in the knees. Hold your breath there for eight seconds and then slowly drop your legs on the ground. Breathe out slowly. You can do it with a single leg to start with, if you find it a bit difficult at the beginning. Practice this Yoga posture for four times.

Padahstasana: You are done with all the lying postures in the morning. Now move on and stand up straight. In this pose, your heels are touching each other. Breathe in and raise both your hands upward above your head by the side of ears while palms are facing outward. Slowly breathe out and lower down your body by bending in the waist forward. Place your palms on the ground by the side of your respective feet. Do not bend your knees here in this position at all. Try to place your head between your knees. Hold your breath out there and remain in this position for 8-10 seconds, then return slowly to the starting position and breathe normally. This yoga posture you should practice for four times.

By the time you finish these postures, I am sure you will definitely feel some pressure in your stomach and clear your bowels.

You are fresh like never before, now.

You are finished with postures and now move onto the Mudra section and master Agnisara Dhauti.

Agnisara Dhauti: This is very easy to practice, but a bit difficult to follow properly. However, I will explain it to you without hiding anything behind. First sit down in Siddhasana posture with the spine erect. Look straight ahead. Now deep breath in slowly and squeeze your lower part of the abdomen and navel region upward. Try to touch your spine. Hold this position for six seconds and breathe out slowly as well as return to the starting position. Practice this cleansing process for at least 10 times. It is hugely effective to remove all the impurities from your stomach as well as your body. It is guaranteed.

Now move onto Pranayama section and master Bhraman Pranayama.

Bhraman Pranayama: This is a very easy to follow Pranayama, but needs to master some technique to practice this. This time you will start the morning walk, but not the traditional morning walk you are going to perform this time. You will do the morning walk in Yoga style. Inhale and count one and place first step forward. Inhale and count two and place second step forward. Keep doing this up to four counts.

This is like, inhale 1-step 1, inhale 2-step 2, inhale 3-step 3, and inhale 4-step 4. Walk step-by-step with inhalation in every step. Now do the exact opposite of the inhalation. Breathe out and count one and place your first step forward, then breathe out and count two and place your second step forward. Keep doing this up to four counts. After two to three days, you will walk in rhythm with Yogic Pranayama. Practice this Pranayama for six to seven minutes.

Then you can devote some more time after one month of practicing these exact steps detailed above by tweaking your Yogic routine with some new kind of Yoga Posture’s entries.

Process is the same, but you can get a huge benefit by practicing Sun Salutation just before the Viparitkarani Mudra. These twelve postures of Sun Salutation will make you prepare to perform any Yoga Asanas in the future as well as this is the only Yogic workout, which has capabilities of removing every single blockage from your entire body system. I highly recommend you to practice Sun Salutation.

You can also add two Pranayama just after Agnisara Dhauti as Kapalbhati Pranayama and Anulom-Vilom Pranayama.

Then follow the routine yogic road map discussed above.

If you practice these postures and related Mudras and Pranayamas, I am sure you will get guaranteed success in terms of getting your perfect health in no time.

This whole process is also called as Sahaja Basti Kriya.

So, start from today…

So, there you have the secrets of doing yoga in the morning.

Feed your Body, Mind and Soul the required yogic protein to fight with all the diseases naturally.

Hope this helps at least one person.

Namaste!

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Pump Up Your Pubococcygeals and Heal Your Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids, those bulging, irritated veins and tissues in the anus, are a common medical nuisance. Though not usually dangerous, hemorrhoids can be acutely painful and restrict a person’s activities and enjoyment of life’s basic pleasures.

Many physicians now think that the primary cause of hemorrhoids is excessive pressure within the abdominal and pelvic cavities. The pelvic cavity is supported by a muscle partition called the pelvic floor, which includes the pubococcygeus and levator ani muscles.

People free of hemorrhoids typically have good pelvic muscle and tissue tone, circulation, normal-sized anal veins, adequate muscular strength and squeeze capacity. A breakdown in any of these areas can lead to hemorrhoids.

Things that cause excessive stress on the pelvic floor muscles include: straining to lift heavy objects without proper abdominal and back support; straining at toilet with either diarrhea or constipation; prolonged sitting or standing; obesity; hereditary tendency to weak connective tissues; chronic cough; pregnancy; vaginal childbirth; and, of course, the natural aging process.

If you’re experiencing the pain, itching and bleeding of hemorrhoids, you can act now to build up your anorectal region. Regular exercise of the pelvic floor muscles improves muscle tone and blood flow, which will bring you relief.

As with any muscle system, the anorectal group responds very well to physical training such as Kegel maneuvers. The difficulty many people have with exercising their pelvic floor, however, is that the muscles can be hard to locate. Maintaining consistent squeezing is also a challenge for people who aren’t used to consciously working their pelvic floor. Women have their Kegelcizers, FemTone weights, and other vaginal devices, which really help isolate and work the specific muscles that aid in supporting the pelvic and abdominal cavity. And everyone by now knows the benefits of these exercises: reduced hemorrhoids, reduced urinary leakage, less chance of uterine and rectal prolapse, and better sexual response.

But what about the unique physiology of men? Pelvic floor weakness in males often presents not only as hemorrhoids, but as erectile dysfunction and prostate problems also. But like women, men often find it difficult to isolate the correct muscles for a pelvic floor workout. How can men achieve stronger pelvic floor muscles and all the benefits that come with these exercisers?

Since it’s been long known that regular, consistent vaginal Kegel exercises are highly effective in eliminating pelvic floor weakness that can lead to hemorrhoids, it was just a matter of time before specific pieces of equipment were developed to tone and strengthen the anal region. Though targeted at men, devices such as the Peristal, Aneros, Peridise, and others can reap benefits for both men and women.

Anal hemorrhoid massagers such as the ones listed above are scientifically designed to work with your body’s own natural contractions. Every curve and every angle serves a purpose. To use, simply contract and relax the PC sphincter muscles. No more guessing about which muscles to squeeze and which ones to relax. The device will begin to move on its own, massaging the anorectal tissues and promoting circulation. These regular, involuntary contractions can become quite strong. Regular sessions with anal hemorrhoid massagers will firm up the numerous small muscles surrounding and inside the pelvic floor.

Because most people do not consciously exercise their anorectal and pubococcygeus muscles, it is important to start with beginner models. For example, the Peristal is offered in four sizes, sold either individually or as an entire set for the desired long-term results and full muscle training. Beginners should start with the largest model and work their way to smaller models as their muscles become stronger. Starting with the largest model may sound counterintuitive; however, most beginners will not have the fine muscle control needed to retain the smaller models.

As muscle control improves, so does the area’s circulatory capacity. Anal veins are better able to return blood away from the region instead of pooling and causing discomfort. Peristaltic hemorrhoid massage relieves, reduces and prevents worsening of early-stage hemorrhoids, including hemorrhoids that bulge out after a bowel movement but can be pushed back into the anus.

A hemorrhoid that is already permanently prolapsed, or visible outside the anal ring and cannot be manually repositioned should not be treated with an anal hemorrhoid massage device. They are typically also not for use by people whose hemorrhoids are thrombosed or clotted. If severe bleeding and/or pain occurs, do not use.

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