Do you have leaky gut syndrome? A disease with a disguise.

How to know that do you have leaky gut syndrome?
Leaky Gut Syndrome or LGS, as we commonly call it, is an extremely common problem but is rarely tested for.  It happens when the cell wall of the intestinal lining becomes too thin, causing bacteria, partially digested foods as well as toxins to enter the blood stream as they pass through the intestinal wall.
When the intestinal lining gets damaged because of LGS, the damaged cells, which are called microvilli, are not able to manufacture the enzymes that are important for digestion. If you have LGS, your digestion is hindered, and your body cannot absorb valuable vitamins and minerals. This in turn leads to swelling, and other kinds of reactions that are similar to food allergies. You can have trouble processing foods like dairy products, wheat and eggs, which can lead to further health complications like irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohn’s disease, diabetes and arthritis, to name a few.
Leaky Gut Syndrome can be caused by many things. Many times suspect that not eating enough fiber can contribute to developing Leaky Gut Syndrome. Also if your body is deficient in zinc; you consume more than the recommend amount of alcoholic beverages; frequently use antibiotics, aspirin and ibuprofen and if you happen to have poor digestion you will develop excess of the yeast, Candida which is a common contributor to LGS .
If you are wondering “do I have leaky gut syndrome?” you can look out for the following symptoms: Continue reading Do you have leaky gut syndrome? A disease with a disguise.

The Reason Your Abdominal Workouts Stop Working…

By David Grisaffi

Did you know that your body can adapt to an exercise program in as few as 4-5 workouts or less?

It’s true – it’s a scientific fact.

What exactly does this mean? Well, it’s quite simple:

You develop muscle and strength (abs included) as an adaptive response to a specific stimulus (a workout or exercise routine).

You “ask” your body to perform a certain exercise or workload, and if it hasn’t been asked to perform this type of work before, your body says to itself,  “what the heck is this??? We’ve never had to do THIS before. We’d better prepare ourselves for the next time this happens by adapting and getting stronger and adding some more muscle.”

And that, in a nutshell, is how muscles develop: Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands (also known as the S.A.I.D. Principle) Continue reading The Reason Your Abdominal Workouts Stop Working…

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Why Almost Everyone Is Wrong About Stomach Exercises And Abdominal Muscles

“Stomach exercises” are among the most frequently asked about and searched on (via internet) yet misunderstood subjects in the entire field of health, fitness and exercise. Regardless of age, experience or gender, everyone wants a flat “stomach” because the abdominal region is the true showcase of your physique. Since the abs are usually the last place to “shape up” and “lean out,” then most people would say that if you’ve got abs, you’ve got it all.

Well, in my way of thinking, this is only partially true. There’s more to a complete physique than “abdominal exercises” and “six pack abs” and most people are completely wrong about “stomach exercises” and “”stomach muscles.” (you’ll find out why in just a moment)…

The Difference Between “6-Pack Abs” And Truly “Fit Abs” Continue reading Why Almost Everyone Is Wrong About Stomach Exercises And Abdominal Muscles

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Are Abs Machines Necessary?

I’ll be honest… the average person doesn’t possess
the patience required to develop a great set of abs or
the work ethic to maintain it.

They lack the discipline and determination needed to
achieve their goal. Many people go on “quick fix” fad
diets to reduce their midsection. Others buy every
ab training gizmo and gadget advertised on TV only
to end up folding them up and sliding them under the
bed or using them as “expensive clothes hangers.”

Based on the amount of email I get on the subject, I know
how fixated most men and women are about finding the “Holy
Grail” of abdominal development in some type of machine
advertised on TV.

Read on to see my answer to Are Ab Machines Needed? Continue reading Are Abs Machines Necessary?

How Omega 3’s Help Trim Your Waistline

Before understanding how omega 3’s help trim your waistline, you need
to know the basics of omega 3 fats. Omega 3’s are essentially fatty
acids that are available for intake from fish oils and other fatty
sources. Aside from the popularly known fish, Omega 3 (Omega-3) fatty
acids are also available from clams and mussels and other shellfish,
not to mention grass-fed beef (more on that later). The Omega-3 fatty
acids from such oily fish are called as Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

The most widely available source of Omega-3 fatty acids is from cold-
water and fresh-water oily fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel,
anchovies and sardines. Tuna fish may also contain healthy amounts of
Omega-3 fatty acids, but in fewer quantities than the other fatty
fish. It is important that these fish are wild caught fish and not
farmed. Farmed fish contain much smaller amounts of Omega 3 fats than
their wild cousins. Continue reading How Omega 3’s Help Trim Your Waistline