Want the Physique and Endurance of a Fighter?

If you want the physique\ and endurance of a fighter, Chad Howse explains how to train like one.
In a sport where livelihood and fitness are so closely linked, it’s no wonder that fighters are in such great shape. Their conditioning is just as important as their talent and skill.

For a fighter, how well-prepared he is usually determines how well he performs. A supremely conditioned fighter can overwhelm a less-conditioned athlete with a constant and unrelenting barrage.

If they’re not in exquisite shape, fighters run the risk of not only losing, but also having their years of hard work and dedication wasted and missing their chance to let their talent and skill show and shine. Thus, fighters take training pretty seriously. Read more

Can Wearing the Right Socks Cure Snoring?

Wearing the right socks during the day may cure scoring at night, says Roger Dobson.
Wearing tight stockings during the day may be a new way to tackle snoring at night.

Compression stockings are widely used to treat varicose veins and prevent blood clots in the legs after surgery and during long-haul flights.

They are now being given to people with sleep apnoea, a major cause of snoring. Read more

Baldness Drug Can Cause Sexual Dysfunction

The baldness drug Propecia can cause permanent impotence and shrink the genitals in some men.
A hair-loss medication reportedly tried by Wayne Rooney may cause prolonged and possibly irreversible impotence, scientists have claimed.

The recent findings come after one patient bravely stepped forward to reveal the drug left him with no sex drive and even shrank his genitals. Read more

Homeopathic Remedies Alleviate Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

When temperatures soar, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke can occur with little warning. Homeopathic remedies can be helpful in treating these conditions.
When the dog days of summer arrive, it's important to protect not only against sunburn, but heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Overexposure to the sun and excessive heat causes loss of fluids leading to dehydration, low electrolytes and an increase in body temperature. This is caused not only by high atmospheric temperatures but by over-exposure to the sun, or performing manual work during high temperatures and high humidity. Certain illnesses can make an individual more prone to heat exhaustion as well as drinking alcohol. Young children and the elderly are most at risk, but anyone can suffer, so caution is advised. Read more

Apple Cider Vinegar Diet for Diabetics

Excerpt from WebMD on the benefits of apple cider vinegar for diabetic. Don't wait for the pill. Just take a tablespoon in a glass of water. Doesn't taste unpleasant at all.

This Exercise Can Cause a 7-Fold Surge of Heart Problems

Hate exercise? Joseph Mercola reveals how to stay fit easily without the traditional boredom and drudgery.
Do you dread going to the gym for what feels like hours at a stretch? Or do you avoid working out altogether because you just don't have the time? Then what I'm about to tell you should be music to your ears: sometimes when it comes to exercise, less is more.

It's becoming increasingly clear that too much exercise, particularly long bouts of cardio, can cause more harm than good.

And while most Americans would be well served to exercise more, there's probably no need to work out for more than 45 minutes or so at a time, as long as you exercise correctly and efficiently. In fact, one of the most effective exercises I know of takes just 20 minutes for the whole workout (I'll explain more below)... Read more

Urban Warrior Street Workout Routine

Rob Riches goes downtown Los Angeles to present us another of his outdoor workout training plans. He works his biceps, abdominals and shoulders, and he sprints as he moves from one exercise to the other.

50,000 People Die from Taking a Drug That Should Not Be Prescribed

David Brownstein, MD. says 50,000 people die from taking a drug that should not be prescribed.
An article in JAMA (June 6, 2012, Vol. 307, No. 21, page 2247) states, “For years, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that target the…Cox-2 enzyme have been linked to increased cardiovascular risks. New research indicates that these elevated risks occur because COX-2 inhibitors suppress prostacyclin – a vasodilator and platelet inhibitor with heart protecting properties.”

This ‘new’ research has come much too late for the 50,000 who died and over 100,000 patients who suffered a stroke or a heart attack directly related to the use of a COX-2 inhibitor such as Vioxx or Celebrex.

However, simply looking at the mechanism of action of COX-2 inhibitors would lead anyone to predict that their use would be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular problems including stroke and heart attack. Read more

Onions, Olives, Garlic, Cayenne Pepper in the Juicer for Hair Growth

Learn how to make a tonic of onions, olives, garlic, and cayenne pepper in the juicer to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.

6 Ways to Shrink Your Belly

Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals six ways to shrink your belly, and five of them don't involve exercise.
... If you're looking to shrink and tone your belly, there's a better way to do it than trying to do crunches. In fact, research has shown that doing abdominal exercises alone – even when performed five days a week for six weeks – has no effect at all on subcutaneous fat stores and abdominal circumference!

In an op-ed piece for Forbes magazine, Jennifer Cohen suggests using strategies that burn up cortisol insteadii. Cortisol is a hormone in your body that depletes lean muscle and holds on to fat in the abdominal region. Read more

Low Male Libido: 3 Causes and Natural Remedies

Conventional wisdom tends to be more conventional than wise, and the idea that only women have a low libido is a perfect example. Truth be told, many men suffer from temporary loss of libido, and in some instances, it may not be as obvious as erectile dysfunction. The good news is that many men who suffer temporary or sudden loss of libido may be able to increase their libido with safe natural remedies. Let's look at three possible causes of low male libido and some potential natural remedies.

1) Unhealthy Lifestyle

Drinking, smoking, and being overweight are known libido killers. Men need to stop smoking and cut down or quit drinking. You can't simply counteract these if you are doing them to excess.

If you are overweigh, your body simply does not function at its best. Energy levels and desire are low. The answer here is simple: eat less and exercise more. Cut out processed foods and substitute unrefined ones. If you need to lose a lot of weight, low-carb diets work. For exercise, you don't need to go to the gym for hours. Walking a half hour a day and doing a short calisthenics routine can make a big difference. This may sound too simple, but it works.

2) Stress

Stress is another libido killer but you can reduce its effects naturally. You can take two supplements that act as overall body tonics.They work to reduce stress and also increase blood circulation and nitric oxide production. The two supplements are Ginseng and Ginkgo, which have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries.

Another lesser known supplement is L Tyrosine This supports and assists neurotransmitters in the brain. When you are stressed or anxious, the availability of L-Tyrosine is depleted. L-Tyrosine helps reduce stress, improves mental agility, enhances mood, and helps boost sex drive as a result.

3) Low Nitric Oxide Levels

Many men with low libido immediately think it must be low testosterone,  but this is seldom the case. Most men's testosterone levels are fine. Instead, you need to check to see if your nitric oxide levels are sufficient. Nitric oxide is critical in the erection process and if you don't have enough, you will simply not be able to get an erection. Nitric oxide naturally declines with age. The good news is you can boost it naturally and safely.

When a man has sexual feelings, the brain communicates these sexual thoughts through the nerves, and these are transmitted to the genitals. The nerves relax the muscle cells by the release of nitric oxide in the walls of the blood vessels entering the penis. This then allows an increase in blood to flow into the penis, resulting in an erection. If insufficient nitric oxide is produced, an erection cannot occur. If you want to boost nitric oxide levels simply take the amino acid L Argentine. In medical tests, 80% of men who took 2,800 mgs for just two weeks found the result was better erections and increased sexual satisfaction.

To a large degree, modern living is to blame for low male libido. We eat more processed foods take more drugs, and feel more stressed than our ancestors. By trying the above natural remedies, you can not only get an increase in male libido but also become healthier and happier at the same time.

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Excessive Exercise Harms the Heart, Say Scientists

It's about time we quit congratulating marathoners and triathletes and began pitying them instead. Excess exercise "hurts the heart" and cause dangerous long-term harm, say scientists. Of course, this is exactly what people used to think before the running boom of the 1970s. Short, intense activities, such as sprinting, are much better.
Extreme exercise such as marathons may permanently damage the heart and trigger rhythm abnormalities, warn researchers.

They say the safe ‘upper limit’ for heart health is a maximum of an hour a day - after which there is little benefit to the individual.

A review of research evidence by US physicians says intensive training schedules and extreme endurance competitions can cause long-term harm to people’s hearts. Read more

Home Remedies for Armpit Sweating

Sweating is a natural process that helps the body to eliminate toxins, but excessive perspiration and foul-smelling sweat can be remedied through changes in the diet. Discover how to help dry up sweat with sage tea, and how to make it smell better through the use of leafy greens with help from a certified herbal information specialist in this free video on home remedies and alternative medicine.

Lose Weight with Super-Slow Weight Training

Super-slow weight training automatically reduces injury and improves fitness, says Joseph Mercola.
... Principles of Super-Slow Weight Training

Dr. McGuff is a proponent of so-called super-slow weight training, which actually produces many of the same health- and fitness benefits as high-intensity interval training, which is a key aspect of my Peak Fitness program.

But instead of using a stationary bike or elliptical machine, you're lifting weights . These two forms of exercise may at first sound like complete opposites – super-slow versus high-intensity – but the combination of slowing down your lifts and lifting to failure turns it into a high-intensity exercise. Metabolically speaking, both forms are very similar to each other, because you're producing metabolic byproducts of that fatigue.

One such byproduct is lactic acid.

Whether you're doing high-intensity interval training on an elliptical or doing super-slow weight lifting, the lactic acid produced generates a cascade of metabolic adaptations that improve your muscle strength and fitness level. Read more

Another Nail in the Coffin of Bone-Strengthening Drugs

Bone-strengthening drugs are worse than osteoporosis, says David Brownstein, MD.
A new study in the Archives of Medicine (published online May 21, 2012) destroys the fictional theory of treating osteoporosis with bisphosphonate drugs. I have been writing and warning about the dangers of bisphosphonate drugs for years. In my book, Drugs that Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do, I predicted, “…the long-term use of these medications will… lead to the formation of poor quality bone.” Unfortunately, my prediction has come true.

Bisphosphonate drugs (Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, and Zometa) were found to significantly increase the risk of atypical bone fractures the longer the drugs were taken. Shockingly, not only was the risk tremendously increased, it was found to be increased in a linear fashion. Read more

The Health Police Are Wrong about Coffee

The health police are wrong about coffee. Coffee is good for you, new research shows. It can even help you live longer.
Too much caffeine used to be considered a bad thing. Now researchers say drinking coffee could extend your life.
They found following a study of 400,000 aged between 50 and 71, the more coffee you drink, the less likely you are to die from a number of different ailments.
These include heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries, accidents, diabetes and infections, but not cancer.
The US research published in The New England Journal of Medicine adds to evidence that coffee drinkers appear to enjoy better health. Read more

Bring Back Butter, Cheese, Red Meat

Zoe Harcomb explains why eating fat won't make you fat.
I love butter. Smothered on vegetables or, best of all, melted over a juicy sirloin steak.

And I eat masses of red meat – lamb chops or my favourite, pork belly.

 Sometimes we’ll put a piece in the oven at lunchtime, and slow cook it to make the crackling really crunchy by evening.

My only two rules are that the meat has to be good quality and that all the fat is left on.

As a food expert, I spend my working life imploring the public to eat a nutritious diet – so I know these may sound like odd admissions.

What I am suggesting flies in the face of everything you have heard about healthy eating. Read more

Remineralizing Teeth, Enamel, and Reversing Cavities

This video discusses how to remineralize your teeth, enamel, and reverse cavities.

6 Anti-Aging Nutrients to Take Every Day

Joseph Mercola discusses the six anti-aging nutrients he takes every day.
Vitamin D
Research has shown that those with higher levels of vitamin D are more likely to have longer telomeres, and vice versa. This means that people with higher levels of vitamin D may actually age more slowly than people with lower levels of vitamin D. Read more

Sugar: Worse for Your Liver Than Alcohol?

Joseph Mercola explains how sugar, fructose, and artificial sweeteners can make you flabby and sick.
... While total calorie consumption has contributed to increases in diabetes rates around the world, they don't explain the whole story. In 1985, the year I finished my residency and started in private practice, the average number of calories consumed per day for the global population was 2,655.

At the time, 0.62 percent of the global population had diabetes.

By 2010, the average daily caloric intake had risen to 2,866 – an eight percent increase – but surprisingly, the diabetes rate rose by a whopping 727 percent, to 5.13 percent of the total global population.

When scientists dug deeper to determine what it is that people are eating that's contributing most to the global crisis in obesity and obesity-related diseases, they discovered that a calorie isn't just a calorie.

The source of the calories you consume makes all the difference in the world. They discovered that it's the increase in total fats and carbohydrates specifically that's causing the massive weight gain in people around the world. What's more, there's just ONE food on Earth that, because of its unique composition, metabolizes in your body as both fat and carbohydrate – and that product is sugar. Read more

Two Breathing Exercises for Better Sleep

Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because breathing deeply sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then sends this message to your body. Those things that happen when you are stressed, such as increased heart rate, fast breathing, and high blood pressure, all decrease as you breathe deeply to relax. Breathing exercises can help you relax, because they make your body feel like it does when you are already relaxed. Counting breaths and 2-to-1 Breathing are two breathing exercises to help you relax and fall asleep.

Counting Breaths

1) Lie in bed on your back with your hands by your sides or resting on your abdomen. Your body should be flat, so if you have a high pillow, remove it. Breathe slowly, smoothly, and deeply through your nose throughout the exercise. As you breathe in gently, expand your abdomen; as you breathe out, let your abdomen fall back into place. This ensures true, deep breathing.

2) All you have to do is mentally count your breaths up to ten. You can either count your inhalations or your exhalations. Here's the catch though: every time your mind wanders and you lose count, you must start from one again. Each time you reach ten, start at one again. Continue like this and you will fall asleep.

2-to-1 breathing

This breathing pattern relaxes the body by subtly stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, thereby inducing a state of relaxation.

As you lie in bed, gently slow down the rate of exhalation until you exhale for twice as long as you inhale. You can coax a longer exhalation by contracting the abdomen slightly. Don’t try to fill or empty or empty the lungs completely. You are simply changing the rhythm of your breath. In the beginning, it may help to count to eight on the exhalation and four on the inhalation, or sex on the exhalation and three on the inhalation (or any other 2-to-1 ratio you find comfortable. Focus on the smoothness and evenness of your breath, gradually eliminating any jerks and pauses.

Do one of these breathing exercises every night whether you have sleep problems or not. It will improve the quality of your sleep and most likely reduce the amount of sleep you need.

Finally, there is a way to get rid of tiredness and start living a full and energetic life that doesn't depend on drugs, stimulants, or expensive treatments. Instead, you'll learn some simple and easy-to-understand information, apply it, and then start fighting tiredness the natural way. To find out how to end tiredness once and for all, click here.

Dream Body Workout: 1000 Rep Challenge

This video a 1000 rep, fat melting, sweat pool of a workout for you. For a workout breakdown, click

5 Herbs That Increase Testosterone Naturally

Low testosterone in men can cause many serious side effects, including weight gain, bone loss, depression, muscle loss, gynecomastia (breast enlargement), decreased libido, and decreased energy and mental concentration. After age 30, most men begin to experience a gradual decline in testosterone. There are natural herbs that can help to increase endogenous (in the body) production of testosterone and prevent the symptoms of male hormone decline. The top five herbs that increase testosterone are:

1) Ginseng

Ginseng has been used throughout the ages for virility and stamina. It has also been found to be effective in increasing testosterone levels.

2) Horny Goat Weed

Clinical trials have shown that horny goat weed is capable of acting as a herb that increases testosterone levels. In addition, horny goat weed also improves the circulation of these hormones around the body.

3) Muncuna Pruriens

Muncuna is one of the many herbs that increase testosterone by the seed of the plant having an anabolic effect on testosterone levels.

4) Tongkat Ali

Clinical trials have shown that tongkat ali is a herb capable of increasing testosterone levels.

5) Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus has a long history of use in the Far East, but has recently been used by the West in order to enhance physical performance and sex drive. Tribulus functions as an herb that increases testosterone through its steroid saponins known as: terrestrinins.

Low testosterone robs men of sex, energy, and pleasure. Increasing testosterone in the blood can restore health and reverse the signs of aging, thereby reducing many of the side effects, for mood, memory, and muscle.

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Choosing an Intermittent Fasting Method

In the last of a series of articles about the benefits of intermittent fasting, short fasts of 16-24 hours, Mark Sisson describes the pros and cons of several of the popular methods.
Assuming you’ve been keeping up with the series, you should be saying to yourself “Hey, maybe this fasting thing would be a cool thing to try out, and it might even make me healthier/live longer/lean out/lose weight/etc.,” which is a sufficiently extensive list of benefits, don’t you think? I could probably go on theorizing and speculating about all the reasons why you should consider intermittent fasting, but I’d rather move on to the implementation. Thinking about fasting, reading about fasting, and reciting the benefits of fasting are all pointless if you don’t know how to go about doing it.

First, let’s go over the different variations of fasting. I’ll give a quick rundown. Each involves not eating for a period of time, unsurprisingly. Read more

Amazing Spiderman Workout

HASfit's Amazing Spiderman Workout displays several explosive and fun bodyweight exercises for strength and power.