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America Needs A Rude Awakening... Jared Lies!!!

The other day I had an amazing conversation with a few wise folks on Facebook and thought those of you still under a rock or livin in a cave who don't have a Facebook account should still benefit from what we were talking about.

It all started with Fabian Rodriguez posting this as his status: "If your idea of healthy eating is a Subway sandwich on wheat bread and light mayo, I'm sorry to tell you..... you've been lied to by Jared."

Then it went on and on from there. Here's the nitty gritty tid bits of nutritional wisdom that was written by Fabian Rodriguez, Henry Vega, and myself on the oh so addicting social networking site. By the way, at the end of this post I'm gonna list our Facebook pages for you to befriend us.

America needs a rude awakening...

The average age of cancer is down to like 35 now. Yikes. Vegetarian style eating is the way to go.

Sorry to break the news to you all, but that's like going to McDonalds to eat a salad. Or the crackhouse to get your medicine. lol But for real, don't be fooled. Make food at home.

I'm sorry to tell you but the tuna footlong packs a whopping 1,060 calories, and if your washing it down with a "light" lemonade or "diet" ice tea, add another 100-200 cals. Oh and it has 1,860mg of sodium..YIKES!

Here's a couple more:
Meatball Marinara – 1,160 calories (foot long)
Chicken & Bacon Ranch – 1,140 calories (foot long)
The Feast – 1,100 calories (foot long)
Tuna – 1,060 calories (foot long)
Big Philly Cheesesteak – 1,040 calories (foot long)

You'd be eating more than half of your recommended calorie intake in one sandwich. Your recommended daily caloric intake which is:
about 2500 calories a day for men
about 2000 calories a day for women

If you don't know who Jared is here is his Subway story...

Jared is supposedly the supersized fat dude that decided one day that he was gonna eat Subway twice a day and walk to and from the fast food processed meat joint to get what he thought was good and healthy. He compares it to McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell & Burger King. He used to hold up his pants and show how he used to be a much bigger processed food eater than he is now.

Subway is not only NOT better, but in some ways it can even be worse.

The reason why Jared was so successful in confusing the public is because Jared was the marketing tool they used that got a lot of people thinking that their sandwich's were way healthier than burger joints. The guy was like the regular guy next door and appealed to the general public.

Now you know... the rest of the story.

Where food is concerned:

Soy(very estrogenic), wheat(except organic & sprouted such as Ezekial 4:9 brand if you do have to eat it), and corn(due to very high starch and being genetically altered) are probably 3 of the worst things people regularly put in their bodies. Every day people eat corn and don't even know it. Even if you stay away from eating corn itself and looking to keep it out of all your spices and ingredients you will still get it. If you do eat grain be sure it's gluten free.

If you eat farm raised fish, chicken or beef you eat it without knowing it because those animals are fed mixed grains and starches. Corn is just one of them. The molecules consumed by them that built their flesh do not go away when you eat those animals in your meals. Restaurants, unless otherwise noted, use farm raised as well. It's a little bit cheaper, but at what cost- your health.

Starches, grains, and processed sugars are the leading causes of obesity and unhealthiness.

If the American Diabetic Association endorses vegetarian diets, quickly run and buy some beef! The ADA’s diet recommendations are keeping them dependent on medications that produce large weight gains by added to their insulin productions and thusly their insulin resistance.

The ADA idea on diet are killing diabetics. I have nothing against large amounts of vegetables in the diet, low carb dieters eat a lot of non-root non-starch vegetables but grains like corn, wheat and rice are killers. Don’t fear the butter, fear the bread.

A lot of people refrain from eating too many fattening foods because they believe they'll get fat from consuming fat. BIG MYTH!  ...and one that WILL kill you!

Fish, in itself, is NOT fattening whatsoever. That is a misconception. Pretty much all fish have primarily a lot of Omega 3 fatty acids which are rich in DHA. DHA is the primary benefactor in O-3 foods.

If you do not eat a lot of healthy fats on a daily basis then you will never be as healthy as you can be as well as probably will never be as lean as you can be.

Yeah, BUT what kinda food is best?


Raw foods are the way to go. I doubt those "veggies" are organic. The nutrients you are getting are minimal.there need to be a shift in paradigm in our minds as a whole.just look at the food portions. They are massive to what we should be eating but that is the American standard. The sad part is that people actually, truly believe in their hearts that they are doing the "right thing" its up to all of us to spread the knowledge and tell them not to believe the ads on TV. And those people that tell us that protein burgers are healthy. Don't even get me started there. That's a whole other subject in itself. We get into megahertz and alkalization in foods. Also a bit of digestion or should I say lack of...

One of the beat blends of Omegas 3-6-9 are flax seed fish oil blends. You can buy them in liquid form I prefer Udo's brand. Also let's talk about how digestible is the food you eat. Did you know a juicy steak will take approximately a week to digest yikes...that will stink. Our intestines are small tubes not designed to stuff anything that's a foot long try putting one of those into your water hose. Hmmm, not a smart idea. That why nutritionist recommend to eat foods that are easy to digest. With 70% water content. So think about it the next time you stuff something dry down your throat. Also if you eat 3 -4 times a day but only eliminating once a day if that. What do you think is happening with the rest of it? You can do a million sit ups and waste your time. There are colonics clinics popping up everywhere. Now that awareness is growing. Great topic guys. Way to share the knowledge.

For more info watch the really good movies "FOOD INC." and "King Corn".  They are both great documentaries that are super informative!  They prove that 90% of the products in the typical grocery store have corn and/or soy in them. That's CRAZY!!!

Go to: http://foodincmovie.com and http://www.kingcorn.net/ for more info on these issues. Know what you eat and what you are eating is eating. It all effects you.

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Are You Fit for MMA?

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a fast growing sport. Gyms are popping up
everywhere, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is getting huge and everyone knows how to put on a "rear naked choke". Some people know of mixed martial arts as cage fighting,
some think it’s human cock fighting, to me it’s my main hobby. If you
ever get the chance to watch any MMA event, you’ll see most fighters
are the in top shape.

MMA is not one dimensional like boxing is, therefore it requires a
dynamic typeset of strength and conditioning. Between the striking and
grappling it demands explosive strength, high levels of muscle
endurance, core strength and flexibility. I have the pleasure
(sarcasm) of trying to address all of these requirements to survive in
the cage because I don’t have a strength and conditioning coach
outside of my MMA gym.

The toughest thing personally was to balance my strength and
conditioning with my technique and sparring. My strength and
conditioning is made up of barbell complexes, bodyweight and light
dumbbell circuits, plyometrics, interval training, and kettlebell
training. Personally I don’t believe in working out like a body
builder, doing bicep curls or having bicep days (this is a mistake I
did). Anytime I am in the gym, I usually try to hit a full body
exercises using exercises that use “real” movement. Any type of
movement that will mimic something I would do in real life or in the
cage. The key phrase is functional training. My typical week involves
6 days of training and at least 4 double sessions. Strength and
conditioning in the morning and fighting technique at night.

Strength, Conditioning, and Technique are not the only important
things to making me a better fighter. I had to make a dramatic change
to my diet. Cleaning up your diet is important if you’re doing any
physical activity because what you eat will affect your performance.
With cleaner eating it’s easier to regulate your weight. When the time
comes to cut weight, I can drop pounds like it’s nothing with the
right kind of eating.

So you have to be strong, but able to go all the rounds and at the
same time have perfect technique. Better technique allows you to work
less just like in kettlebell swinging. In addition, you need to eat
right because you’re wasting your time in the gym if you are eating
terrible.

About The Author:
Jimmy writes for MMA Training Stuff and an amateur mixed martial artist.

Follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/JimmyVo

Don't Die: Drink Lots Of Clear and Clean Water

I am Re-Tweeting this message from WholeFoodsMarket.com.  But before I go any further a "tweet" is something you get from Twitter.  Twitter tweets are like mini-emails or status messages, with a max character allowance of 140, that you post to your profile or send to friends.  You can learn more here: www.twitter.com/bobgaron

There can be no life without water. I’ve heard this more than once from my scientist cousin. And of course, he’s right. Our bodies are about 60% water, more or less, and every day that we live, breathe and move, we lose the water we have. So, reasonable deduction tells us we have to replenish that which we are losing!

Our bodies use water to regulate our temperature, transport oxygen and nutrients to our cells, and assist in the process of digestion, metabolism and elimination. Without water, our bodies can’t flush out waste and toxins. Not getting enough leads to dehydration; and this leads to a number of health problems, one of which can be death. Are you with me so far?

Now here’s where it can get challenging for some folks. Your body needs water. Not sodas, not coffee, not alcohol, not black tea. Even though those are fluids, they may be dehydrating and make your body need more water. If you consistently deprive your body of water, you may suffer from chronic dehydration. This isn’t the same as collapsing in the desert heat while searching for an oasis, but it can definitely create some concerning health consequences including constipation, fatigue, digestive disorders, high and low blood pressure, respiratory problems, urinary infections and skin rashes.

So, we need to drink water. How much? For many years, we’ve been told that we need to be drinking an average of 8 glasses of water a day. That can seem a bit daunting! More recently we are hearing our need for water changes with the amount we exercise, the food we eat, the weather, and other factors. Maybe one of the best ways to determine if you are getting enough water is to check the color of your urine. Urine is naturally pale yellow. That’s the color you want it to be. If your urine is clear, then you can cut back on your water intake. If it is darker, then you need to drink more water. Keep in mind that riboflavin (vitamin B2), which is in most multivitamins, turns your urine fluorescent yellow so you’ll need to avoid that for a day or so to get a true reading of color.

It’s really not that hard to add more water to your day. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Keep a bottle or a glass of water on your desk while you work - having it handy makes it easier to drink.
  • Avoid alcohol and coffee in excess, as well as soda and sugary drinks.
  • Squeeze some fresh lime or lemon into your water for a flavor boost.
  • Drink pure spring or filtered water in between meals. Too much water with food can dilute gastric acids making digestion weaker.
  • Slowly sip a cup of hot herbal or green tea after a meal. This supports digestion and provides needed fluid.
  • Make spritzers using natural sparkling mineral water, plain, or flavored, mixed with a little fruit juice.
  • Eat whole juicy fruits and vegetables.
  • Drink warm or room temperature water first thing in the morning to wake your system up and get things moving. Then spread your water intake out during the day to keep you better hydrated.
  • If you have kidney problems or you take diuretics, talk to your health care professional about your individual water needs.

What are your tricks for drinking enough water? I’d love to hear!

Do You Twitter?

Technology has grown to allow us to keep in constant contact with each other at any given moment.  I have MySpaced for years; although have grown real bored with that and only go on about once a month if that. I have FaceBooked for some time now and absolutely love it and am admittingly addicted to it.  I want to be the top "Poker".  You have to be on FaceBook to know what that means. :)

Today I jumped on the Twitter bandwagon.  It's like a Reader's Digest or Cliff-Notes version of people's blogs, Myspace, Facebook, emails, and texts scaled down into 140 word max profile updates.  As Twitter says:  "Real life happens between the emails, texts, and blog posts." So now we can know what is going on with our contacts, friends, and loved ones during those times- during real life. :) 

You can even sync your Twitter with Facebook so that every time you update your status on Twitter it does it on Facebook as well. Know exactly what is going on in the life of your friends whenever you want to.  I do all of this right from my phone.  If you want to know more here is a neat video about exactly what Twitter is and then after you watch it go sign up for free at www.twitter.com.  My Twitter username is: bobgaron

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