Monthly Archives: December 2015

Why Bodybuilders Hate Turbulence Training

All You Need Is 45 Minutes 3 Times a Week
By Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Bodybuilders are not a fan of Turbulence Training. I don’t know why, but for some reason getting a workout done in less than 45 minutes really ticks them off.

I remember when I first tried out the Turbulence Training 2K3 workout from my TT for Fat Loss manual. It was in the dark and grungy downstairs weight room of System Fitness in the High Park area of Toronto – maybe you’ve even been there.

Anyways, that gym is full of bodybuilders. And hey, I have nothing against them, but they always gave me a hard time when I went in there and finished my supersets and entire workout so fast they didn’t even have time to finish training their biceps.

Perhaps you know how long and slow those bodybuilder isolation workouts are…well no one has time for those anymore.

But the bodybuilders would sit there with their weight belts on (why did they need a weight belt to do chest exercises?), sweatsuits, clown pants, and bloated bellies and Continue reading

Moniliasis: Symptoms and Effective Treatments

Are You Familiar With This Particular Yeast Infection?

You have no doubt heard of yeast infections of the vagina, penis and other areas, but are you familiar with Moniliasis? This is a yeast infection of the mouth and throat more commonly referred to as thrush. Thrush or Moniliasis occurs in the mouth and throat and normally comes from the overuse of antibiotics, which kill the microbes in the mouth responsible for keeping the Candida Albicans in check.

For the most part, there are few symptoms to yeast infections in the mouth other than the visible white patches on the mucous membranes. These patches normally do not hurt but on rare occasions or if left untreated they can make it difficult to Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Disease, The Horrific Stealer

Alzheimer’s – Life’s Terrible Thief

Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that can virtually steal away the memory and the abilities of innocent people. It is tragic when it happens and, unfortunately, it happens to many people each year. Are their cures? Is there hope for individuals who are faced with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease? Let us take a closer look at it and see just what it is and why it is such a horrific disease to have.

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s is a disease of dementia. It is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease affects the parts of the brain that control such everyday activities as thoughts, memory and language. Unfortunately, scientists and doctor’s do not know what is the actual cause of Alzheimer’s disease. They do not yet understand why it happens or who it will strike. What they believe is that a combination of factors contributes to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

The largest risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease is Continue reading

What To Look For In A Probiotic

What you should know about probiotics

You might be surprised to learn that how you feel and even look every day is tied to your intestines. To maintain good health, your intestines must absorb nutrients properly and help your body to eliminate waste and toxins.

Your intestines, which lie between the stomach and rectum, are part of the Gl tract or digestive system. In the small and large intestines, food is broken down and absorbed into the bloodstream, providing your cells and organs with the energy they need to function. Your intestines do this with the help of good bacteria (also called microflora).

These “good bacteria” aid digestion, promote vital nutrient production, maintain pH (acid-base) balance, and prevent proliferation of unwelcomed, harmful, pathogenic bacteria. From the time of your birth your body is inhabited by microorganisms.

The microorganisms in our guts perform a host of useful functions, such as the fermentation of unused energy substrates, training the immune system, preventing growth of harmful, pathogenic bacteria, regulating the development of the gut, producing vitamins and producing hormones that direct our bodies to store fats.

Changes in diet, stress and aging and other factors can disrupt this delicate balance.

Lack of good bacteria can Continue reading