January 20, 2011
This ebook is from my Colleague Mike Geary. Mike is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist. He is also the author of the best selling book the truth about abs. Normally Mike sells this book for $17.99 but I twisted his arm (I am stronger than him) and asked him to let my subscribers have it.
This book reveals over 27 specific metabolism-boosting secrets that you can use to strip off your stubborn body fat faster and easier. Contains unique workout methods and nutritional strategies to slash body fat and take your body to a whole new level of leanness.
January 13, 2011
This is a special ebook report that I just finished. It’s tips and tricks that I have learned in the past 20 years. If you want a tight, firm and toned midsection then this is for you. Please help me spread the word by watching the brief video.
Please click on the book below to download
November 15, 2010
The other day I got an email from my very good client and friend Devin. He was wondering about the health benefits of Quinoa.
I’ve heard a lot about Quinoa lately.
I think that will be a great topic for a blog/email to hear about it from the Fitness Expert.
Should it be treated like a veggie?
Quinoa has been produced in South America since 3000 B.C., and although the Spanish conquistadors all but eliminated the existence of quinoa in an attempt to destroy the South American natives and their culture, quinoa is still an important seed crop for human consumption in the Andean region of South America.
Quinoa is able to grow in the severe cold and high altitude of the “altiplano” region of the Andes. Although quinoa is considered a grain, it’s technically the seed of a plant related to the beet, chard and spinach plants, and has been classified as a pseudo-cereal.
Quinoa can be substituted for almost any grain in any dish from soup to salad. The major quinoa producing countries are Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, and although North American farmers are growing quinoa, they have been unable to match the quality of the quinoa grown in the Andean countries.
Quinoa contains more protein than most grains and offers a more evenly balanced array of amino acids, the building blocks of protein, making quinoa an excellent protein source for vegetarians. Quinoa is being considered by NASA as a crop for Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) because of its high protein value and unique amino acid composition. Quinoa is an excellent source of magnesium and manganese. It’s a very good source of protein, vitamin B2, vitamin E, and dietary fiber. It’s a good source of the minerals iron, phosphorus, copper, and zinc.
|Quinoa, uncooked||Nutritional value per
100 g (3.5 oz)
|Energy||1,539 kJ (368 kcal)|
|Dietary fiber||7 g|
|Thiamine (Vit. B1)||0.36 mg|
|Riboflavin (Vit. B2)||0.32 mg|
|Vitamin B6||0.5 mg|
|Folate (Vit B9)||184 μg|
|Vitamin E||2.4 mg|
A comprehensive breakdown of nutrients can be found in the Nutrition database where this food can also be added to a meal planner.
Quinoa contains oxalate, and should be avoided by individuals with a history of kidney stones containing oxalate.
October 27, 2010
My friends at Catalina Research Institute in Chino continue to set the standards for drug development in the Inland Empire. Joe Calleros, the operations director of the Institute and Dr. Jeff Unger have been helping many patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol abnormalities, obesity, chronic pain and even mental illness enter into clinical trials which would provide them with free medications and medical care for several months or even years.
Patients who participate in clinical research studies are not only compensated for their time, but often experience a much higher level of medical care than they would within a standard primary care practice. All of the studies are regulated by the FDA and closely monitored by the physicians at Catalina Research Institute.
Dr. Unger, who is an international thought leader in the field of diabetes, says that Catalina is currently working with novel types of insulin therapies which are not available at regular pharmacy outlets.
“In the future we hope to begin recruiting for our oral insulin study. We also hope to begin working with any patients who have type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease to test a drug which may significantly improve kidney function.” For patients who have type 2 diabetes and heart disease, Dr. Unger is conducting a 5 year study known as LEADER, which evaluates the cardiovascular safety and efficacy of a drug called Victoza.
Patients who enter into this study will receive free medication for 5 years, which could reduce the cost of their prescription drug by over $15,000! Victoza is currently available in pharmacies and is known to improve glucose levels and lower weight in patients with type 2 diabetes.
“We are also working with medications which could potentially reverse diabetes related nerve disease,” says Dr. Unger. We are testing drugs which work on the kidneys to increase glucose excretion resulting in improved glucose control and weight loss. These drugs appear to be very safe in the long term and are several years away from becoming FDA approved for general use.
Catalina Research Institute is very privileged to have the opportunity to offer these novel therapies to our patients and their families, said Joe Calleros. “We are leading the fight to not only end diabetes, but improve the quality of lives for those patients suffering with chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease and depression. I am proud of our patients and our staff for the active role they are taking in clinical research and development.”
Anyone who would like to be screened for a clinical trial is urged to call Joe Calleros at Catalina Research Institute: 909-590-8409.