Exercise & Fitness

How I Cut My Cholesterol in Half Without Drugs. Case Study of 65 Year Old Margaret.

How I Cut My Cholesterol in Half Without Drugs. Case Study of 65 Year Old Margaret.

Margaret came to me at 65 years of age and wanted to change her life. She was tired of feeling tired and knew that her health was taking a nosedive. She had a laundry list of complaints that was growing with each passing year and she feared that her next 2 decades would be miserable if she didn't get things in order. Despite appropriate drug therapy by her primary care doctor her lab numbers were getting... [Read more]

Brush With Greatness | Next Saturday, December 7, 2013

Brush With Greatness | Next Saturday, December 7, 2013

If you want to do something amazing in your life then it’s a good idea to hang out with amazing people. As my father once told me, it’s hard to soar with the eagles if you’re hanging out with pigeons. So come meet someone who has done something amazing and spend a little time to walk a mile in his shoes. Sal Fucito is a local fireman who recently found himself in Los Angeles as a (near) contestant... [Read more]

Exercise as Effective as Drugs? Yes. Exercise is a Prescription.

Exercise as Effective as Drugs?  Yes.  Exercise is a Prescription.

So why are we called health care providers if we are not in fact going to prescribe health? Interesting question and I don’t intend for this to be a thorn in anyone’s side but simply a question of logic. In a study from the British Medical Journal by Naci et al, they reviewed 305 different randomized controlled trials that looked at 339,274 participants and found that exercise in most settings... [Read more]

The “How To” of Interval Training

The “How To” of Interval Training

 We have already discussed the benefits associated with interval training (see - Interval Training = Burn More Fat & Reverse Diabetes) so lets discuss how you can get started in a safe and healthy fashion to perform your first interval session. Interval training simply means you exercise at an exceedingly high exertional energy output for a short period of time, followed by a recovery period... [Read more]

Interval Training = Burn More Fat & Reverse Diabetes

Interval Training = Burn More Fat & Reverse Diabetes

Interval training is the “super charger” that can accelerate anyone’s health regardless of age or conditioning. Whether your goal is weight loss, blood sugar control, cardiovascular fitness, or Olympic glory, High Intensity Interval Training or “HIIT” as it is called, is a tool that you must explore. There are dozens of ways to perform HIIT and it can be done by anyone regardless of fitness... [Read more]

How Do You Refuel After Exercise? Recovery is King.

How Do You Refuel After Exercise?  Recovery is King.

Exhausting your muscles of energy might leave you feeling sluggish tomorrow if you don't properly refuel. The glycogen window is a concept that should be understood by every competitive athlete on the planet. But anyone who exercises hard more than 3 times per week is an athlete and would benefit from employing this simple strategy. Lets review the basic concept and understand what the glycogen window... [Read more]

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