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Is that why “red meat” is bad for you?

Raw Ground beef

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When’s the last time you ate a fast food burger?  Are you waiting for ground beef to go on sale at the grocery?  Did your kiddos eat at the school cafeteria , have you checked the menu lately?

“Pink Slime” is whats being served in most school districts.  The slime is essentially the glue holding the meat together.  Its not really glue but it can’t be much worse!!

Saving THREE CENTS a pound off production costs and making $440 million/year in revenue the FDA has allowed the beef industry use fatty slaughterhouse trimmings treated with ammonia as a filler in ground beef.

Is that why some critics say that “red meat” is bad for you?

In January fast food restaurants stopped serving pink slime, I wonder what Bowling Green schools serve, does anybody know?

Here is a quick newscast from Denver I found about the pink slime zqak7r04

Ammonia-Treated Pink Slime Now in Most U.S. Ground Beef

Safety of Beef Processing Method Is Questioned

3 Remedies to Fight the “HOT FLASH” for Perimenopuse Women

For some women turning 45 means the beginning to the end!  The end of fertilization is what I mean.

Luckily I am not female so I will not have to deal the symptoms or craziness of Menopause (at least not directly).

One of the most common symptoms I hear about in my fitness studio are the “Hot Flashes

Cause: A diminished level of estrogen has a direct effect on the hypothalamus, the part of the brain responsible for controlling your appetite, sleep cycles, sex hormones, and body temperature.

The drop in estrogen confuses the hypothalamus—which is sometimes referred to as the body’s “thermostat” and makes it read “too hot.”  Your body then kicks in its sweat glands and starts dissipating heat through the skin.

Hot flash triggers:

  • alcohol
  • caffeine
  • diet pills
  • spicy food
  • hot beds
  • hot rooms
  • hot weather
  • smoking

I caught the tell end of Dr Oz and he suggested these remedies

1. Keishi Bukuryo Gan: Japanese Tea

Keishi Bukuryo Gan is a cinnamon mushroom root that has been used in Japan for many medicinal purposes and has recently been proven to treat/prevent hot flash extremes.

2.  Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM)

Dr Oz said that Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMS) are an over the counter medicine that is based on a natural soy derivative.  However, Dr Oz did say to double check with your doctor before taking this to be sure there won’t be any dangerous drug interactions.

3.  Chilled Pillow

Dr Oz showed a Chilled Pillow ($25) that you fill up with cold water and can put in the fridge to get it even cooler.  It is soft and can be used just like a pillow… it is the pillow equivalent to that of a water-bed!  You can also wear lose fitting clothing to bed if you suffer from hot flashes.

Once your estrogen stops surging, the hot flashes will go away, but it can take up to 10 years to make your way through Perimenopause.

Here is a funny commercial I found researching menopause.

I want This – and you can have some too

Jadever Body Fat Scale. Old version of model J...

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I want to teach people about “body awareness” and how to lose body fat, which starts by “detoxing” the body of extra fats, carbohydrates and sugars.  A person has to be mindful of what goes into the body and how much they want vs. what they need.  There is no other way.

Eat to live, not live to eat.  Choose between quality and quantity.  Quality is more nutritious for the body.  Quantity is to hard on the body because of toxic fat stores.

You have to negate the extra calories (sugar/candy)from the diet if they can not be eaten with control.  You have to be a responsible cookie owner!!

You have to be in control and accountable for your self.  if you think you need help, help yourself.

Self help is the best help.

One egg a day – ducks unlimited

Evidence suggests (read report here) that consumption of one egg per day is not associated with risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke in healthy adults.

If you have Type 2 Diabetes or high blood pressure, then increase in cholesterol in eggs will increase your risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Reasons to Celebrate


Thats what I work for.  Its EXPECTED.

Back to school time means time to measure.  I have made appointments  starting Tues and Thurs this month.

Make sure you meet with me  and measure to set new goals.  We will train through FALL break and remeasure again.

Now is the time to get your mind right about being fit for Xmas.  What better time to be in your best health then around your family?

get up, get fit, get toned

Drew Carey: Down 80lbs

Drew Carey: “It Sucks Being Fat.”

Funnyman Drew Carey also showed up at the CBS Summer Press Tour Party last night after having lost an astounding 80 pounds through a low carb diet and exercise!

Drew Carey
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Wow! He looks amazing.

The newly svelte host of “The Price is Right” showed off his new bod on the red carpet Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, where he told reporters: “It sucks being fat.”

Since losing the weight, “I’m not diabetic anymore. No medication needed.”

And all he had to do was say good-bye to the bread and chips.

“No carbs,” he told People magazine in describing his new diet. “… not even a cracker. No bread at all. No pizza, nothing. No corn, no beans, no starches of any kind. Egg whites in the morning or like, Greek yogurt, cut some fruit.”


“I like being skinny,” says Carey. “I was sick of being fat on the camera. Really, I just got sick of it.”

Hot dogs Making U.S. History

July is National Hot Dog Month, a whole month (31 days) dedicated to celebrate the hot dog and July 23 is the peak day of that month long celebration.


Now I’m not going to go into the ingredients of what comprises a hot dog,  but I will say this

Hot dogs, bologna and dog food were all invented during the mass slaughterization of cows and pigs.  Long ago we got our food from family farms, then  factories and profits took over and we developed a way to slaughter over 100,000 animals a day.

The rich get T-bones, New York strips, rack of ribs, rib eyes, hams and pork chops, but not everybody can afford those cuts of meat.  So with tons of scraps left over they manufacture it one more time (thousands of new jobs and profit) and feed it to dogs and poor people.

We get hot dogs, bologna, ground beef, sausage, deli meat, salami, turkey bacon, and Spam to name a few.  The dogs get the same ingredients too, look on the bag as it is written.  Price separates quality, nobody will give away the good stuff.

Pssss  (don’t eat it)

The USDA and our government releases every 5 years “Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Americans” (read report here)

Consumption of lower-quality or incomplete protein is of greater concern when protein needs are high. Additionally, recommendations to lower calorie intake to combat obesity by increasing plant-based food intake must be linked to cautionary messages to maintain protein total intake of sufficient quality at recommended levels“.

Our government doesn’t feel obliged to tell what sufficient quality stated in the report means because we can not afford to ruin the industries and put that many people out of work.

  • The doctors who treat the diseased and sick (food poison)
  • Insurance companies who sell to both patient and doctors
  • Lawyers who litigate for the patients, doctors, and industries (beef recalls)
  • But of course the farmers and families of the factory worker.

Too big to fail?

I say NO

It’s population control for our government.  The people who eat the meat will be diseased (heart attack, stroke, cancer and mental illness from chemical additives) and die.

“I learned it by watching you!!”

“I learned it by watching you!!”

Remember that PSA about drugs?  Speaking of drugs, I had no idea what “drugs” were until I got to college.  Back in 3rd grade a local Officer Friendly came to our class with cocaine, pot, and LSD that’s when I was first introduced to street drugs, by the Owensboro City Police Department

“Hey Dad, guess what I learned in school today?”

Thanks to an internship at the hospital and 7yrs employment did I learn the true meaning of “drugs” and how they worked exactly.  Everybody is on them.  All walks of life, all types of people, for all types of things.  There is a pill or drug for everything.  Any shape, size, color or flavor, get them from a doctor with a prescription and they call it legal, get it from a drug dealer in a baggie and they call it a controlled substance.

Have kids?

They learn this by watching you.

Now I love my Doctor, he’s not to blame.  They say its lack of education or awareness that faults our choices about personal health.  So here’s a free tip, learn about your body.  Everything you put into your body, good or bad, will cause a reaction.  especially food and drugs.  Thats why they impose regulations on what we eat and take for medication.

Be accountable for what you eat, excess food causes buildup of fat stores that impede organ function which can effect our health.  Being more than 10lbs overweight  can cause emotional and physical stress.   Respect your loved ones by maintaining a standard of weight that does not cause direct harm to your body.

Think about this, you can save money and your health now, and spend more time with family and friends later.   If you have small children and they see their mom and dad overeating and disrespecting their bodies, what more can they learn.

They learn it by watching YOU!!

Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed – Hidden Chemicals

PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease

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Think of this  

Since 1950 we have added chemicals to our bodies that were never heard of before we manufactured them and put into products we use: insecticides, cosmetic and personal-care products, cleaning solutions, paint, fuel, food, and industrial pollutants from factories.

[In the Lab]

Synthetic chemicals don’t belong inside the human body and it is only common sense to take into consideration that they’re not good for you.  Some of the chemicals pass inspection because levels present are not enough to elicit harm to our bodies.  Then one day they’ll have a huge recall because some food or toy slipped through the cracks and caused damage to children.

My biggest concern about these chemicals is that as we make new ones to industrialize the world, we are finding more sickness and disease.  More cancerAlzheimer’sdiabetes, obesity, aggressive flus, ADD, and immune deficiencies.

Heres some easy ways to protect yourself.

  • Choose organic products.
  • Eat fewer fatty and processed foods.
  • Use soap and water instead of more chemically intensive household cleaners.
  • Forgo optional treatments on carpet, furniture, and car upholstery.

I understand we can not  eliminate our exposer to all the harmful chemicals out there but if we are aware  (body awareness) then we can make change.

All of us can, if you will.

Eat these foods for the Thermogenic Effect to burn FAT

Capsicum frutescens

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The thermogenic effect is the calories or heat used to digest food.

Watch my all-time fav Super Bowl commercial from Tabasco to see my point

The body uses roughly 150kcals of each meal to complete the digestion process.  That’s why its advantageous to eat small meals of 400-600kcals to keep thermogenesis going all day.

There are a some foods that have property’s that help the body tap into fat stores and when you combine this with structured physical activities then you can create optimal fat burn.

Eat these foods for the Thermogenic Effect to burn FAT!!

Add these 8 to grocery lists


Cayenne Pepper (hot peppers)




Vinaigrette Dressing



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