What Are You Waiting For?




Hey! What are you waiting for? Yeah, you know that you've got to do it but you just don't want to. It can wait. Heck, the world's not going to shut down if you don't do it today. Or tomorrow. Or next week. And it's just so hard to do anyway. Yeah, it's better to go pull the bed covers over your head and go back to sleep.

Who cares anyway?

But it hits you: the world will shut down if you don't do it. Your world. Yeah, all that planning and strategizing you've done up to now. It's got to be put to action. If you don't do it, who will? After all of the work that you've already done, are you just going to stop now? Are you just going to let it all go to waste?  What's the point in that?

So you pull yourself up. You go to the sink to wash up and you see a face staring back at you. It's you. You know yourself. You know how far you've come. You know there's a long way to go. But you're already closer to it than when you started. You're not just planning anymore. You're doing. Yeah, it's risky but you knew that from the beginning. And you didn't let it stop you. You take a deep breath and smile. Why wait until tomorrow? When you seek to live your life in the service of God, glorifying Him in everything you do - whether it be your marriage, family relationships, friendships, job, or anything else in life, you know that your day is now.



Get on with it.


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Dean Foods of Decatur, Ind. Issues Voluntary Recall Of Sunkist brand Frozen Mango Fruit Sorbet Bars Due To Undeclared Milk



According to a press release on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website, Dean Foods of Decatur, Indiana, has issued a voluntary recall of Sunkist brand Frozen Mango Fruit Sorbet Bars because these products may contain undeclared milk.

The company says the FDA is aware of the voluntary recall.

The recalled product is listed below:

Product Name     Brand     Size     Code, Best Before date, UPC
Frozen Mango Fruit Sorbet Bar – Gluten Free     Sunkist     74ml bars, 6 per box     Plant code 18-1681B
Best Before 2016 APR 27
Best Before 2016 APR 28
UPC: 851819003030

The company says the code date can be found on the right side flap of the box. The affected product has a date of “BEST BEFORE 2016 APR 27” and “BEST BEFORE 2016 APR 28”.

The recalled item was sold by retailers in the following states:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Indiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Virginia

The company said that a small amount of dairy might have been mixed with fruit bar mix as a result of a "manufacturing error". 

People whom are sensitive to milk or allergic to milk could suffer a serious or life-threatening reaction if the consume these products.

Dean Foods says there have been no complaints or reactions to date.

In the official press release the company said:"While none of these products have been linked to any illness related to allergens at this time, Dean Foods is taking this precautionary measure because the mango fruit bars may contain milk, an allergen, which has not been declared on the packaging."

Dean Foods says that consumers who bought the affected product may throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact 1-800-587-2259 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.



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Build Your Legs and Torso at the Same Time

Build Your Legs and Torso at the Same Time

Submitted by: Sandra Prior

This plan will allow you to throw down a 45kg goblet squat in just six weeks. For all exercises, make sure that your upper body stays rigid so that your glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings do most of the heavy lifting.

Forty five kilograms may not sound like all that much, but wait till you try it. Once you’re able to bang out a few sets of 10 with this weight, you’ll realize the full body benefits of squats.

Weeks One and Two

Hone your technique. Five days a week, do two to three sets of five to 20 reps of goblet squats. Use a light dumbbell, or even a heavy book.

Week Three

Do the following squat routines three days a week, resting for at least a day between sessions. You’ll improve your technique and increase strength and muscle endurance.

Day One: Do a ‘rack walk-up’: grab the lightest dumbbell you can find and do a set of 5 goblet squats. Return the weight to the rack and grab the next heaviest dumbbell. The exchange should take less than 20 seconds. Do another set, then keep moving on to heavier weights until you find a dumbbell that’s challenging to lift but still allows perfect technique.

Day Two: Do the first day in reverse: a ‘rack walk-down’. Start with the second heaviest dumbbell you managed on day one, doing a set of five reps. Move down the rack, lifting a lighter weight for each set of five. Aim for a total of 10 to 12 sets, resting for no more than 20 seconds between sets.

Day Three: Combine your workouts from days one and two. You’ll start by moving up in weight, doing sets of five repetitions. When you reach your heaviest weight, work back down the rack. Rest for two days before your next squat workout.

Week Four

By now you should feel comfortable doing the goblet squat. You’ll focus on building muscle and strength with the routines below.

Day One: Do two sets of 20 repetitions using a dumbbell that challenges you in the last five reps. Rest for two minutes between sets.

Day Two: Choose a weight that makes it difficult to finish 10 reps. Do three sets of 8 reps, resting 60 seconds between sets.

Day Three: Do a rack walk-up. Aim for three reps with each weight, stopping when you feel your technique beginning to falter.

Week Six

This week’s theme is simple: if you can pick it up, you can squat it.

Day One: Do a regular rack walk-down, doing three reps per set with a heavy weight. Then do another rack walk-down, this time starting with a slightly heavier dumbbell. Rest for no more than 20 seconds between sets and for 30 seconds between walk-downs.

Day Two: Do a couple of light warm up sets of goblet squats, then do the rack walk-up twice. Do three reps per set and rest for up to 30 seconds between sets.

Day Three: Do a few easy sets to warm up. Then find the heaviest dumbbell you can lift – aim for 45 kg or more – and do the goblet squat.

About the Author: Sandra Prior runs her own bodybuilding website at http://bodybuild.rr.nu

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Improve Golf Swing ? - Here's How

Improve Golf Swing ? - Here's How

Submitted by: Nigel Reed

For most golfers, an average day on the course is a rollercoaster experience of excitement and defeat. However, there are a few things you can do to get rid of the inconsistencies in your game and develop a stronger golf swing.The easiest way to improve your golf swing is to make sure that you have mastered certain fundamentals.This article assumes you are a right-handed golfer, so make the necessary adjustments if appropriate.

First, a lot problems on the course stem from a poor grip on the club. Many beginner golfers tend to place the grip of the club in their palm, as opposed to letting it rest in the fingers. This palm style will actually weaken your grip, decrease your power, and cause you to slice your new Titleist Pro V1 into that well placed water hazard. Instead, your left hand should be positioned so that your thumb runs directly down the shaft of the club.

Second, your lower body needs to remain stable and steady throughout the course of your swing. Bend your knees slightly so that they remain flexible and able to twist and rotate, but don't bend them so much that it is uncomfortable or strenuous. Make sure to keep your left foot pretty much planted. It's proper to shift your weight slightly during the backswing. However, if your weight shifts too much, you risk swaying off of the ball, which causes the majority of whiffs and other assorted embarrassments.

Third, the backswing is probably one of the most important elements of your golf swing. Many golfers switch from swinging with their body to swinging with their arms as they bring the club back. This can be the biggest cause of inconsistency for most recreational golfers. To prevent this, make sure you keep both arms straight throughout the majority of the backswing. Further, keep your right elbow close to your body, like you are holding a waiter's tray over your right shoulder.

Finally, on your follow through, your head should follow the club as you bring it back up. Finish with your belt buckle facing straight at or slightly left of the target. Your hands should finish up high towards the target and all of your weight should be on your left foot. This will ensure that you have fully rotated through the swing. On golf swing follow through in general: it's so important to remember to hit through the ball, and not onto it - it sounds so easy, but it is definitely the most important aspect of improving a golf swing. Hitting through the ball increases both power and accuracy while failing to follow through on your swing results in weak, punched shots completely inappropriate for 95% of golf shots.

When practicing these golf swing techniques, focus on each area of your swing individually. Make sure you are doing each correctly before moving on to the next area. Once mastered, these quick-fixes should give you an improved golf swing and help reduce your handicap practically overnight.

About the Author: Nigel Reed is an avid golfer that has been able to shoot scores in the 70's with great regularity. See more details on how to improve your golf swing. By visiting Nigel's site you can also get a free book on "Short Game Secrets" and a unique setup routine to help you more consitent and give you an improved golf swing. ©2007 http://thegolfhelper.com

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Shape Up Your Plate With Your Personal Dietary Style

Shape Up Your Plate With Your Personal Dietary Style

Submitted by: Michelle Stewart

One of the great things about food is the diversity and the options available. Folks can choose their favorite foods and their dietary preferences. People may make changes in their eating styles for a number of reasons-some may affect change to be consistent with the fad of the day, budget concerns, or to improve health. Research shows that most often dietary changes are made in the quest to improve health.

If you're considering a change to an all vegetable diet, the first step is to learn and understand the pros and cons of making the change. Read up on what it means to make the switch and be honest with yourself about the food or foods you'll find it most difficult to bypass. If you're considering the vegetarian lifestyle, explore the options that fall under the "vegetarian" umbrella.

Strict vegetarian or vegan: A vegetarian diet that excludes all animal products such as meat, poultry, fish/seafood, eggs, milk, cheese and other dairy products.

Lacto-vegetarian: A vegetarian diet that excludes meat, poultry, fish and eggs but includes dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt.

Pesco-vegetarian: A vegetarian diet that excludes meat and poultry but includes fish and seafood.

Flexitarian: A semi-vegetarian diet with a focus on vegetarian food with occasional meat, poultry, or fish consumption.

In addition to the above dietary choices, Gluten-Free is also now a consideration. Traditionally gluten-free was the option for those affected by Celiac disease which is the digestive condition triggered by gluten protein, or for those with allergies to wheat. Today the gluten-free diet is the diet of choice for many who are simply choosing to avoid foods with gluten.

In choosing the vegetarian lifestyle, a key concern is the intake of the nutrients required to maintain good health. The following is a summary of the nutrient needs to consider in evaluating dietary choices:

Strict Vegetarian or Vegan

Excludes: Meat, poultry, fish/seafood, eggs, milk, cheese, dairy.

Nutrient Concerns: Iron, Zinc, Omega 3fatty acids, Protein, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Protein

Foods to Eat: Fortified cereals, soy milk, nuts, legumes, lentils, green leafy vegetables, fruits

Lacto vegetarian

Excludes: Meat, poultry, fish/seafood, eggs

Nutrient Concerns: Iron, Zinc, Omega 3 fatty acids, Protein

Foods to Eat: Lentils, legumes, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, leafy green vegetables, soybean and canola oil.


Excludes: Meat and poultry, but Includes fish and seafood.

Nutrient Concerns: Iron, Vitamin B-12, high levels of mercury

Foods to Eat: Include a variety of fish/seafood, along with dark green leafy vegetables, fruits, and nuts.


Semi-vegetarian, with occasional meat and poultry.

Nutrient Concerns: Vitamin B-12, Iron

Foods to Eat: Include a variety of foods, with high fiber options--whole grains, lentils, and legumes.


Excludes: Wheat, rye, barley and products made from them. May also include oats.

Nutrient Concerns: B Vitamins, Iron, Fiber

Foods to Eat: Amaranth, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, sorghum wild rice.

It's your choice select the dietary style that is right for you. If you're making the change to omit a food from your diet, I advise my patients to ease in to the change-it's like swimming (an excellent exercise choice) you have to start at the shallow end, before taking the dive into deep water.

Take-Away: If you're exploring an all veggie diet, know the facts and test it out for five to seven days to ensure that you are making the best choice that is a match for your lifestyle and personality.

About the Author: Michelle J. Stewart MPH, RDLD/N, CDE is an experienced food and nutrition communication expert specializing in wellness with a holistic approach to living your best life. Michelle has been leading the way to a healthier you for more than 25 years. She is zealous when it comes to wellness from the inside out and empowering whomever she comes in contact with to take charge of their health and wellbeing. Her motto is "EAT LESS MOVE MORE" Sign up for her Free Report 10 Weight Loss Tips for Life when you visit http://thenutritionplanner.com

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The Many Benefits of Weight Lifting

The Many Benefits of Weight Lifting  

by S.A. Wilson

Most people, especially women, discard weight lifting as a good form of exercise because they think that weight lifting will actually make their bodies look like a man. If you are one of those people, then you might be surprised to know that this is not true. The hormones of man and woman are not the same. The hormone testosterone plays a major role in muscular development. Because women have very little of this hormone, they tend not to "bulk-up" with weight training.

Researches also demonstrate that resistance exercise, also called strength training, like weight training and weight lifting, has profound effects on the musculoskeletal system, contributes to the maintenance of functional abilities, and prevents osteoporosis, sarcopenia (loss of body mass), lower-back pain, and other disabilities.

Weight lifting also contributes to muscle conditioning. Muscle conditioning is important for the overall stability and strength of the body. It is beneficial until the end of life if well maintained. Muscle conditioning is good for the bones because bones grow stronger and denser with stresses put on the muscles around them.

Moreover, weight lifting makes the muscles, connective tissues and tendons stronger.

The way you sit and stand are influenced by the health of a network of neck, shoulder, back, hip and abdominal muscles. Stronger muscles can help you stand and sit straighter and more comfortably. You may notice improved balance and stability.

As you begin to notice the positive physical changes in your body and develop a regular exercise routine, your ability to handle stress effectively will improve. Weight training allows you to sleep better, i.e., fall asleep quicker and sleep deeper. Clinical studies have shown regular exercise to be one of the three best tools for effective stress management.

Weight lifting, like most forms of exercise also raises metabolism thus causing the body to burn more calories. This helps in the maintenance of our desirable weight. Boosted metabolism (which means burning more calories when at rest) with reduced body fat. Your overall weight may not change, but you will gain muscle and lose fat. Over time you should notice decreases in waist measurements and body fat measurement.

Remember the adage "something is better than nothing." Start improving your health. A little start like lifting those grocery bags and rocking your baby to sleep may mean a decrease on your risk of muscle loss on later years.

Consult with your doctor if you want to make weight lifting a daily part of your fitness regimen.

S.A. Wilson


Kermit, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall Due To Undeclared Allergens



According to a press release posted on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website, Kermit, Inc. of DeLand, Florida is issuing a voluntary recall of certain products due to undeclared allergens on the label.

The company says that undeclared soy, an ingredient in Worcestershire Sauce, was used to make the following products:

  •  Kermit’s Key Lime Cocktail Sauce, Net Wt. 12-oz., Best By Sep/1/2016.

  • Kermit’s Key Lime Steak Sauce, Net Wt.& 10-oz., Best By Aug/18/2016.

  • Kermit’s Sweet & Tasty Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt, 16-oz., Best By Sep/14/2016.

  • Kermit’s Medium Mannered Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt. 16- oz., Best By Aug/11/2016.

  • Kermit’s Hot & Spicy Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt. 16-oz., Best By Aug/19/2016.

  • Kermit’s Chipotle Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt. 16oz., Best By Jul/24/2016.

  • Kermit’s P4 Hot Sauce, Net Wt. 5.5-oz., Best By Aug/20/2016.

In addition to the above products, the company is recalling Kermit’s Key Lime Ginger Wasabi Marinade, Net Wt. 12-oz., with Best By Aug/31/2016, because of undeclared, soybeans and wheat ingredients in Soy Sauce.

The company says the products are sold in clear glass bottles in the sizes with Best Buy dates as indicated above. The recall is for all of the individual products with the indicated “Best By” date or earlier.

People whom are sensitive to soy and soybeans can suffer life-threatening reactions if they consume soy products. People whom are sensitive to wheat may suffer life-threatening anaphylaxis if they are exposed to wheat protein.  Gluten intolerant adults whom are exposed to gluten might manifest as diarrhea and under chronic exposure can lead to weight loss and eventually malabsorption (steatorrhea), anemia, or osteomalacia.

According to the press release, the recalled products were distributed in retail stores in Maryland and Florida  and sold direct to consumer via the internet through Kermit’s website, www.keylimeshop.com .

The company says that no illnesses have been reported to date from consuming these products. The label has been corrected on bottles in Kermit’s inventory and in the inventory of retail shops that carry the specific products.

The company says that people whom are allergic to soy, soybeans, or wheat should destroy the product, or contact Kermit, Inc. for a corrected label. Anyone with questions, is advised to contact John Meyer or Ken Arnold at 386-740-0502.


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Can A Raw Food Diet Help You Lose Weight?

Can A Raw Food Diet Help You Lose Weight?

Can A Raw Food Diet Help You Lose Weight?

By: Lee Dobbins

While raw foods are not new, the focus on eating plans that focus on them are and this trend in healthy eating appears to be gaining strength across the country. The focus of the diet is on eating uncooked, highly nutritious foods - fruits and vegetables. Of course, these foods are low in calories and extremely good for you, but eating them raw or uncooked is favored as it is believed that they lose nutritional value when cooked.

Those who subscribe to the raw food diet eat fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes. They drink unpasteurized milk, water, juice, and tea. It is a revolutionary way to eat, but also a natural way and many of those who follow this way of eating say it keeps them thin and healthy.

However, while the raw food diet is rich in some nutrients, it lacks others. Although fruits and vegetables do have some protein and calcium, this diet may be lacking in these things. Experts are torn on whether it is healthy as a long term way of eating.

Another thing to consider when taking up a raw food diet is that most of the fruits and vegetables that you see in your supermarket are loaded with pesticides. Therefore, it might be best to consume only organic raw food.

If you decide a raw food diet is for you, you might consider supplements to compensate for the nutrients this diet is lacking. Some supplements to consider include vitamin B12, copper, zinc, and chromium. Also, proteins from plants do not the same amino acids as animal protein so you'll have to consume a variety of different type sof raw foods in order to remain healthy.

Some medical experts see great benefits in the raw food diet. In addition to enabling weight loss, the diet can ostensibly increase one's metabolism, making calorie burning easier. Some medical experts have also suggested that a raw food diet is a good antidote to eating disorders. In addition, it can help make your immune system stronger, and help the body rid itself of harmful toxins. Some supporters even claim that eating raw foods improves the look of their skin.

A raw food diet is not recommended for children, women who are pregnant, people suffering from osteoporosis, and those who are anemic. If you try a raw food diet, you should to plan your meals in advance to insure that you are receiving the maximum amount of nutrients. Also, it can be time consuming to prepare all the foods you need so make sure that you set aside the time to chop, blend and puree for each meal every day.


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Lee Dobbins writes about Low Carb and Low GI eating as well as other weight loss issues. Visit www.lowcarb-resource.com for more articles on healthy dieting.

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Got Bad Cholesterol? Try Bergamonte from Nutri Lifescience

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The following is a sponsored post for Bergamonte capsules from the Nutri Lifescience company.


The setting: a curious consumer goes online to learn about health supplements that can lower bad cholesterol. The following is a fictional dialogue between the curious consumer and an online helper...

Curious consumer: I really want to lower my cholesterol, but I don't know where to start.

Online Helper: Cholesterol, the good and the bad. We have to live with it because we can't survive without it.

Curious consumer: Really? I didn't know that.

Online Helper:  Yes. Cholesterol is a natural substance that every man, woman and child needs in order to survive. Cholesterol keeps our cells intact, is a component of steroid hormones, and helps digest certain foods.

Curious consumer: If that's the case, then why is cholesterol bad?

Online Helper: In reality, cholesterol in and of itself is healthy; a certain type of cholesterol is the heart of the problem.

Curious consumer: Okay, so what is bad cholesterol? We hear a lot about it, but what does it mean exactly?

Online Helper: I'm glad that you asked. Bad cholesterol is that type which clogs up blood vessels which can cause heart attacks and strokes.

Online Helper: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 73.5 million Americans are living with high cholesterol. That's almost 74 million people who are at risk for heart attacks and strokes because their cholesterol is too high.

Online Helper: Bad cholesterol is actually low density lipoprotein or LDL for short. This substance is different from high density lipoprotein, otherwise known as "good cholesterol" or HDL. When LDL accumulates in the blood vessels it clogs them up, similar to what happens when something clogs up your kitchen sink. When the pipe in your sink gets blocked, the water backs up into the sink causing a messy overflow. When blood can't get past LDLs, the blood vessels will burst and that can cause a stroke or heart attack.

Curious consumer: Okay, so what can we do about it?

Online Helper: There are many things we can do about bad cholesterol. Get regular checkups to learn what your cholesterol levels are. Some people require medication to get their levels under control. Diet and exercise can lower bad cholesterol. Also, folks who are interested in supplementing their diet have been using Bergamonte which is made by the company Nutri Lifescience.

Curious consumer: How does Bergamonte work?

Online Helper: A study published in the International Journal of Cardiology demonstrated that chemical extracts from the plant Citrus Bergamia Risso lowered LDL cholesterol in humans. Nutri Lifescience's Bergamonte capsules contain extracts from this citrus plant which grows in southern Italy. Bergamonte prevents the liver from using HMG-CoA (3-hydroxy-3-methyglutaryl COA) reductase. This enzyme is involved in making LDL cholesterol. Nutri Lifescience also added vitamin C to their capsules. Randomized controlled trials show that vitamin C lowers LDL cholesterol. Nutri Lifescience suggests two capsules twice a day for the first three months.

Curious consumer: How do I know that Bergamonte is right for me?

Online Helper: Nutri Lifescience puts their product through rigorous testing at their state of the art facility; a third party accredited lab successfully tested Nutri Lifescience's Bergamonte for physical and heavy metals and microbial organisms and this product has also been supported by shelf life studies. Bergamonte by Nutri Lifescience is also free of gluten, which should be welcome news to folks who follow a gluten free diet. All in all health enthusiasts like you can rest assured that you're using a safe and well-tested health supplement product.

Curious consumer: I have a friend who was diagnosed with fatty liver disease. Can he use Bergamonte?

Online helper: Always consult your physician before making any changes to your diet. People with fatty liver disease who take Bergamonte to improve their healthy cholesterol, often use the supplement for 6 months onward. People without fatty liver disease may notice a decrease in bad cholesterol after one month; these results are not typical and vary for everyone.

Online Helper: Please note that Bergamonte is a health supplement product, not a medicine.  Bergamonte is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. None of the claims about the effectiveness of the capsule's ability to help healthy cholesterol are supported by the FDA. You should consult your physician before using Bergamonte or making any changes to your diet or exercise habits.

Online Helper: Bergamonte contains flavonoids which are very powerful chemicals. Bergamonte should not be taken by pregnant women or children. Follow the instructions on the product label.

Curious consumer: Where can I buy Bergamonte by Nutri Lifescience?

Online Helper: Nutri Lifescience has a user-friendly way for people to purchase Bergamonte online. US and Canadian customers with a PayPal account can order Bergamonte directly from the company or they can purchase it through Amazon. Please use promo code LIVING20 for PayPal and Amazon orders. Consumers can also purchase the product at select stores located throughout Florida, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Curious consumer: This sounds great! I'll head over to Nutri Lifescience's website and place an order for Bergamonte right now.


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Almonds, a Healthy Addition to the Diabetic Food List


James K. Robinson

Continuing scientific research into the effectiveness of natural foods such as nuts, especially almonds and walnuts, confirms their value as an agent in the fight to control blood sugar levels in type-2 diabetes. Several research studies have been carried out in recent years that show the health benefits obtained from consuming almonds and the protection they afford in relation to diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.

To cite just one of the controlled studies, published in May 2010 in the electronic pages of PubMed.gov, the research involved adult people with type-2 diabetes. The participants were divided into two groups with one group adding almonds to their diabetic food list of appropriate foods to eat and the other group not doing so. The almond eating group consumed about 2 ounces (60 grams) of almonds daily - that's about 50 nuts.

The 12-week randomized crossover clinical trial was designed to determine whether the eating of almonds would improve glycemic control and decrease the risk for cardiovascular disease

The lengthy details are given in the final report, but the positive results obtained from the clinical trial provided the following summary:

"Our results suggested that the incorporation of almonds into a healthy diet has beneficial effects on adiposity, glycemic control, and the lipid profile, thereby potentially decreasing the risk for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus."

So, as expected, almonds and other nuts too, are shown to help the cause when having to deal with rising blood sugar levels in the case of diabetes, They also help lower the LDL, known as the bad form of cholesterol, and lower the risk of cardiovascular complications that often follow both diabetes and high cholesterol levels.

An additional benefit, as stated in the summary noted above, is the "effects on adiposity", meaning they can help combat obesity and it is well known that obesity leads to diabetes. In America today, both obesity and diabetes are being diagnosed at increasing rates, they are becoming epidemics that will place a heavy burden of costs for the health care of all Americans.

So we can conclude that almonds should be on our diabetic food list, they are inexpensive, especially in the "bulk barn" types of stores, and they are available from most food outlets.

Please note, some people are seriously allergic to nuts, especially some children, and every year accidental deaths occur from eating them.

And a simple caution regarding almonds and fat content
There is a type of fat -- it's a good fat called monounsaturated fat -- found in nuts that helps provide some of the protection we are seeking, but it should be noted that fat is higher in calories at 9 per gram than either the other nutrients, proteins and carbohydrates, that supply 4 calories per gram. So 2 ounces of almonds would provide about 340 calories.

Therefore, if a person decides to add almonds to the diet, daily or perhaps several times a week, it is important to adjust the daily dietary intake to account for the added calories - because excess calories lead to excess fat, not good for the diabetic or any other person.

In conclusion
Personally, as a type-2 diabetic myself, it does seem worth adding almonds to my diabetic food list. For variety, I would tend to mix almonds with other nuts, especially walnuts and perhaps peanuts, they are all good apparently. I don't dislike nuts but I know that 50 nuts is more than I can eat at one time so I would have to spread that many throughout the day, and probably not eat that many every day, maybe over a couple of days, but I am going to stock up - I need some help in better controlling my blood sugar levels.

When you are a diabetic like me, a type-2 for many years, it is nice to learn about almonds and their health benefits. For much more on the above topic please visit Almonds, Diabetes, and Cholesterol and for a more on other diabetes subjects, check out Diabetic Food List.

How your metabolism influences weight control


Yuri Elkaim

First off, Let's start with some basic terms:

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR): the minimum number of calories your body's vital organs need just to survive at rest. This accounts for 60-75% of your daily caloric expenditure. RMR varies from person to person and is influenced by such variables as lean body mass, height, weight, sex, age, diet, and stress.

Activity: Whether it be at work, walking to and from the store, or engaging in physical activity this type of work accounts for 20-30% of your daily caloric expenditure.

Digestion: Ironically, each time you eat food you actually burn calories. This type of expenditure accounts for 5-10% of your daily calorie output.

Step 1: Exercise raises your metabolism and therefore helps control your weight

Considering that your RMR accounts for up to 75% of your daily caloric expenditure wouldn't it make sense to do things that will increase your RMR?

Aerobic activity and strength training increase the energy demand on your body. This release of energy is referred to as "burning calories". Strength training builds lean muscle that in turn burns up to 50x more calories than fat. This is the key to long lasting weight control! Therefore, the more lean muscle mass you have, the higher your RMR becomes which in turn burns more calories, even while sitting on the couch.

I like to refer to this as "passive energy expenditure" meaning that you don't need to do anything and yet you're still burning calories. Wouldn't that be great? Simply put in a bit of hard work up front and then reap the benefit in the long run!

Step 2: Eating more often in smaller amounts helps increase your metabolism

As previously mentioned, every time you eat your body expends energy to digest and absorb what it has just ingested. This is known as the "thermogenic effect of food". Therefore, wouldn't make sense to eat more often knowing that each time you ate you would actually be burning calories. Typically, it is recommended to eat anywhere from 4-6 small meals throughout the day or 3 larger meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with small snacks in between. However, please remember that we're talking about smaller meals that are healthy, well-balanced, and lower on the glycemic index. Not a burger and fries!

So, here are 2 simple steps you can take immediately to help control your weight. We're not talking magic pill but if you're consistent with daily activity and eating frequent small meals you'll see dramatic results in a just few weeks!

Yuri Elkaim is a Certified Kinesiologist, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, former Professional Soccer Player, the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the University of Toronto men's soccer program, and regarded by many as Canada's leading Fitness expert. His trademarked Fitter U™ program is the world's only 12-week body shaping fitness program for iPod/MP3 players. Please visit [http://www.mp3personaltrainer.com/content.php?id=77]