Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Raw Honey

Raw honey is the preferred sweetener (raw meaning it has not been heated over 117 degrees and is loaded with amylases, enzymes that digest carbohydrates.) Honey is one of the most powerful healing foods we have at our disposal. Generations of grandmothers prepared hot honey drinks to soothe sore throats, calm nerves, and ensure a good night’s sleep. Raw honey wipes out bacteria that cause diarrhea and honey may eliminate such disease-causing bacteria as salmonella, Shigella, E. coli, and cholera.

Unheated honey contains 18 amino acids. Proline is the most highly concentrated amino acid in honey and is the primary component in collagen (the main structure in bone). Two forms of calcium and eleven other valuable minerals are found in honey. It has the ability to permeate cell membranes and is a natural antibiotic. Always look for high-quality honey produced locally and sold in its raw and unheated form—this preserves its rich storehouse of naturally occurring enzymes and bee pollen.

Monday, April 28, 2008

An Article About The American Diet

by Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.
The McGovern Committee Senate Hearings, held in the 1970s, grew out of the ideas for developing nutrition policy that were put forth at the 1969 White House Conference on Foods and Nutrition. Some of the recommendations that came out of the White House conference were orchestrated by lawyers and lobbyists from the food industry. The McGovern Committee originally planned to hold hearings on heart disease and diet, but evidently changed to hearings on all the "killer diseases" and their nutritional causes, although the major emphasis still came from the National Heart and Lung Institute (as it was called at that time) and the American Heart Association, with much testimony orchestrated by the American Health Foundation. Behind the scenes, the edible oil industry and the Grocery Manufacturers of America played a major role in lobbying efforts.

The McGovern Select Committee heard erroneous testimony from various research "scientists," most of whom had particular biases against animal fat and meat. For example, Dr. Gio B. Gori from the National Cancer Institute and Dr. David M. Hegsted from Harvard School of Public Health testified that there was "a direct relationship between dietary intake and forms of cancer and that it was their recommendation that Americans should cut down on the amount of food they eat, and specifically, eat less meat and fats" (Congressional Record 9/16/76 p S15993-4). The animal fat and cancer connection was first introduced by Dr. Ernst Wynder from the American Health Foundation using processed vegetable fat data mistakenly labeled animal fat. Colon cancer was also tied to beef in an erroneous interpretation of the National Cancer Institute Japanese-Hawaiian study which actually showed macaroni, green beans and peas to have higher risk associated with colon cancer than beef or lamb.1

Committee members ignored testimony debunking the anti-animal fat agenda even though the testimony defending meat and animal fat was supported by science and came from highly qualified researchers. The meat and dairy lobbies were very ineffective in defending their products.

The Select Committee produced a report that called for the decrease in consumption of animal fat, dairy fat and eggs. If you decrease the amount of fat in the diet, something has to increase to take its place and that something was to be the carbohydrates.

Once mandated, no government employee or government-funded researcher could contradict the US Dietary Goals. All the research from that point on had to be geared to creating educational material to match the US Dietary Goals and to produce a science to support them. If a researcher wanted another grant, the results he or she came up with would have to fit the guidelines.

Even though these goals/guidelines originally had no science to back them up, and still have no clear science to support them, they have become the law of the land.

Thus the Senate, with the help of the food industry and the complicity of a major part of the nutrition community, came up with a low-fat, high-carbohydrate Rx that produced profound changes in the way Americans ate. Vegetable oil and carbohydrate (mostly refined carbohydrate) calories replaced animal fat calories resulting in massive obesity in the populace. The US government is now proposing more of the same to combat. . . the massive obesity epidemic among Americans!

About the Author
Mary G. Enig, PhD is the author of Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol, Bethesda Press, May 2000. Order your copy here:


Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD, "It's the Beef," Wise Traditions, the quarterly Journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2000 1(1):27-35.
First published in Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of
The Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2002.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I want to say that sugars are a dangerous additive, your body does not know what to do with the refined white powder. I want you to know that you be very careful because the way you eat sugar and its imposter's will dictate the way your body digests food and water. Here is a link for an article that I think is pretty accurate

I feel that with all the things that sugar is in you need to watch your labels and stay away from them in your food. Its just not need now or ever.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sodium Nitrate

This ingredient is one of the most cancer causing ingredients out there today! It is found in packaged meats and processed meats as well.
I found this new site called
This site has a whole article including the facts about this dangerous ingredient. I would just like to add if we knew what was in our food we could do so much more in preventive medicine. I truly believe that most disease is caused by food and their corrupted ingredients.
Please read the article.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Shocking Facts About the Pharmaceutical Industry

I thought you might like to know this if you don't already. This is one of the many reasons I will never vaccinated again.

Big drug companies have been accused of putting profits above patients, spinning false PR campaigns and more. Here are some of the most shocking facts about the pharmaceutical industry.

The price of drugs is increasing faster than anything else a patient pays for: The prices of the most heavily prescribed drugs are routinely jacked up, sometimes several times a year. Some medications have a mark-up of 1,000 percent over the cost of their ingredients.

Your doctor may have an ulterior motive behind your prescription: Drug reps often give gifts to convince doctors to prescribe the medications that they represent. These drug reps usually have no medical or science education.

Pharmaceutical companies spend more on marketing than research: Almost twice as much!

Guilty of Medicare fraud: Pharmaceutical companies are being tried in federal courts as a result of their exploitation of Medicare. AstraZeneca had to pay more than $340 million in penalties for coaching doctors to cheat Medicare.

The combined wealth of the top 5 pharmaceutical companies outweigh GNP of sub-Saharan Africa: In fact, the combined worth of the world’s top five drug companies is twice the combined GNP of that entire region.

Americans pay more for prescription meds than anyone else in the world: $200 billion in 2002 alone.

"New" Drugs aren't really new: Two-thirds of “new” prescription drugs are identical to existing drugs or modified versions of them.

Drug companies are taking advantage of underdeveloped countries to perform clinical trials: In developing countries, government oversight is more lax.

Pulled from
For information you can go there and read!


An important ingredient to any life style but maybe a bit more important to the individual that has a life full of activity.
You should have at least 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. The consequences for ignoring this advice will surprise you.

Something that you might not have thought of is you ability to heal. This function is greatly accelerated with ample amounts of rest. Another thing is muscle repair if you have a sprain the doctors will tell you to stay off of it well the reasons are for rest nothing really can heal like rest.
Remember this when you have a headache even though it is probably brought on by caffeine or refined sugar. You can almost always make it better by sleeping.
If you can workout and have a good rest afterwards you will put less stress on the body and eventually have more energy in return. Chronic fatiuge is what happens when people go and go without any regard for their bodies.
Remember this 1 hour after midnight is like 4 hours before midnight.

Just something to think about. Happy sleeping!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Fitness Foes

Don't give in to the fitness industry! Everyone wants you to eat their food or take their supplements or by their equipment. It is a scam and you should be embarrassed for trying it.
Education is the only way you will find long lasting health and fitness in you life. Don't let anyone tell you that they can give it to you in just 30 minutes a day.
If you need coaching and a stiff kick in the pants thats one thing but depend on nobody for your physical condition. You are the key, the only one who can make the difference. The choice is yours.

Get up and do something with your life! Make a positive choice to change your life through education, then educate yourself.
Their are people who love you that depend on you, don't let us down.
Stop eating garbage and eat real whole food.
Don't feed you body artificial flavors and sweetners you body can't digest that. It like feeding yourself plastic
and plastic isn't food.
Ok i am done for now but I will be angry again so make sure it not at you!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Learning About Body Core Conditioning

Her is an article that mirror my thoughts on core exercises and their benefits.

By Nicky Pilkington
You rely on your body to get get out of bed, to lift your children, to perform your job and to take you places everyday. If you appreciate what your body does for you, you will provide it with nutritious food, hydrate with water and be sure to add some activity into your day.

While our limbs provide mobility, reach and strength it is our body core that provides the basis of each movement. Sedentary lives can cause our body core muscles to weaken and become subject to strain or injury. Even if you workout or participate in sports you may not be working the body core muscles you rely on to perform.


Your body core is the midsection of your body, from your groin to your shoulders. The core includes the pelvis, abs, back and chest muscles. It is this core that offers stability, balance and flexibility. Every movement you make originates in the core - whether you are reaching for your toothbrush or running a marathon. If the core is not properly conditioned it will limit your physical abilities.

Working the muscles in your body core will improve the effectiveness of movements in your limbs. Most exercise routines focus on building muscle. By creating a stable, strong base for those muscles you can optimize the strength and flexibility of each limb.


There are many exercise routines and products that work the muscles of the body core. Professional trainers create customized routines to enhance an athlete's abilities by developing the proper core muscles. However, there are also many programs developed for individuals who wish to incorporate it into their fitness routine or to begin one.

The exercises and products developed to strengthen your body core do so by creating resistance or instability so that the core muscles must respond to maintain balance. The exercises are gentle on the body but are intense and beginners will quickly 'feel' the muscles being used. Proper alignment is key so having a trainer to check your position will help identify the safest and most effective way to perform an exercise.

Body core exercises often imitate moves that we employ in daily life or sports and thus train the body to rely on the core and reduce the strain we put on our limbs. Two popular forms of exercise that develop core body strength are Pilates and the Swiss ball.

Pilates uses the body as its own form of resistance. Learning to breath properly and perform slow, controlled movements allows a person to isolate and strengthen core muscles.

The Swiss ball (also known as a Fitness ball) is an easy and fun way to strengthen the body core. While there are many exercises that can be performed with the Swiss ball, simply sitting on it will create the instability needed to engage the core muscles to maintain balance.

Good core strength is important at every age and fitness level. Whatever your goals, find a way to incorporate body core conditioning into your routine to reduce fatigue, avoid muscle strain and improve your strength and mobility.

Kefir In All Of Its Wonder

We love our Kefir and drink in our shakes every morning now for the past 4 years. The difference I feel when I don't get mine is a lot like some of you going without coffee. It is a great starting food for your stomach in the morning as well because it is so easy to digest. Here is a summary of the health benefit that can be found when consumed on a regular basis.

Easily digested, it cleanses the intestines, provides beneficial bacteria and yeast, vitamins and minerals, and complete proteins. Because kefir is such a balanced and nourishing food, it help construct a healthy immune system and has been used to help patients suffering from AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, flu, nuemonia, herpes, and cancer. Its tranquilizing effect on the nervous system has benefited many who suffer from heart burn, acid reflux, sleep disorders, depression, and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

The regular use of kefir can help relieve all intestinal disorders, promote bowel movement, reduce flatulence and create a healthier digestive system. In addition, its cleansing effect on the whole body helps to establish a balanced inner ecosystem for optimum health and longevity. Much like a natural detox of the whole digestive system.

Kefir can also help eliminate food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Its excellent nutritional content offers healing and health-maintenance benefits to people in every type of condition. Promoting life itself kefir will rejuvenate you and help you to accomplish your goals no matter what they are.

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Danger of prescription drugs

e side effects of prescription medication can be horrific. Is it really worth taking medication if the cure is worse than the disease?

Here 26 side effects that come with many prescription drugs currently on the market.

Drainage, crusting, or oozing of your eyes or eyelids
Swollen, black, or "hairy" tongue
Changes in the shape or location of body fat
Decrease in testicle size
Sores or swelling in your rectal or genital area
Blue lips or fingernails
Purple spots on your skin
White patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips
Irregular back-and- forth movements of your eyes
Enlarged breasts in males.
Unusual risk-taking behavior, no fear of danger
Extreme fear
Hallucinations, fainting, coma
Fussiness, irritability, crying for an hour or longer
Thoracic Hematoma (bleeding into your chest)
A blood clot in your lung
Liver damage
Kidney damage
A lump in your breast
Decreased bone marrow function
Congestive heart failure
Nerve pain lasting for several weeks or months
Bleeding that will not stop
Coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
One drug on the market, EvaMist -- a treatment for menopause symptoms such as hot flashes -- has possible side effects that include cancer, stroke, heart attack, blood clots, and dementia!

But this is only a partial list of the potential side effects of prescription drugs. There are, unfortunately, many more out there.

Source-healthmad march 08

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Great info from

To perform aerobics effectively you need to calculate your target heart rate zone. To do this subtract your age from 220 to find out your maximum heart rate, so if a person is 30 years old then:

Maximum heart rate.. 220 - 30 = 190 beats per minute

Then multiply your maximum heart rate by 65%:

190 x 65% = 123.5 beats per minute

123 beats per minute will be the lower range of the zone.

Now work out your higher range by multiplying your maximum heart rate by 85%:

190 x 85% = 161.5 beats per minute

The example reveals a target heart rate of 123 - 161. When exercising the heart rate should be within your own range at all times and to burn more fat you should exercise within the lower range. Exercising at the lower range enables the body to take up enough oxygen so the cells can utilize stored fat. If you workout within the higher range of the zone you will burn more calories however, for most overweight people, the majority of energy used will be in the form of carbohydrates and less used up from fat storage.

You can check your heart rate during a workout, but first slow down the pace a little so you can concentrate more. Gently place your index and middle finger on the inner part of your wrist. Now count how many beats in 10 seconds, then multiply the number by 6. I would recommend using an automatic heart rate monitor so you can concentrate more on exercising effectively to burn more fat.

Links to be checked out.


You should know that we have an alli in the world of antibiotics they are probiotics. They are very beneficial for weight loss, gut stabilization through repair, as we as over all health. The true definition can be found here

Where to find probiotics?

In raw milk products.
Such as raw milk cheese, yogurt, and kefir. These products are great and help promote the health of your gut while strengthening your immune system.

Probiotics nuetrilize the bad bacteria in your system from the build up of dead and bad bacteria from years of bad diets. Such as pasteurized dairy products and vaccines.
Limit what you put in your body for you own health and remember to read for yourself don't take my word for it.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

What it takes!

I would like to give you a perspective to my life as far as training goes.
I spend a lot of my time researching and trying to understand the human body and what make it tick. When I learn something new I try to share it with my family first then to my clients. I have done this time and time again right up until now. Having taken all the information about health, wellness and weight loss (yes in that order). I use them accordingly and with a passion to help people get to their goals with weight loss, then learning that they now know more about life and how to live with a healthy mind and body than they ever thought they would.

This being said I would like to think that I can make the impossible happen even sickness and disease healing. I know that sounds like it is crazy but I truly believe that my God is real and He left us the keys to healthy living and healing through His word.
I know that will make some people feel funny but that is my life and I can say what ever I want, it is my blog. So what does this mean for you?
It means that I will seek and find the best information for you, if you are my client and or if you are my friend it will be obvious that I care about you by giving you a hard time about what you eat, its what I do.
So if you are thinking of getting in shape or just getting real about what you are eating then give me a call. But be serious and understand that life is education and if you don't want to learn new things you might as well lay down and die!
Get up and do something real for you and your family.

Wow this turned into a real sales pitch, oh well enjoy.

Snack and the Like!

Whether you know about Las Paletas or not, the obvious thing to do about them is to go and eat them. Well, if you don’t know what they are then you might be wondering why you should go and eat them, especially since “paleta” literally translated means “little shovel” or “trowel”. Paletas are popsicles.

When I first came to Nashville, I had some friends who introduced me to one of the best things in Nashville: Las Paletas. They sell gourmet mexican popsicles in numerous original and unique flavors such as plum, hibiscus, tamarind, avocado, basil, coconut, blueberry chocolate chip, rice, chocolate with jalapeno’s, and a myriad of others.

You might be saying to yourself “So what, they’re just popsicles”. This is the very thing I said to myself. I was never really into popsicles, I mean we all had them growing up but you know they never really “did it” for me. Real food just tastes so much better than artificial. So all the artificial flavorings and colorings in the usual popsicle just doesn’t cut it anymore. There are many places to get paletas but many of them use cheap ingredients or pre-packaged mixes and not real fresh fruit. You can definitely taste the difference… well, I can… you may have to practice a bit.

Not only are the popsicles great but so are the people. When you head over to Las Paletas you may meet Norma, Irma, Alma, Amy, Jessica, and… that is all I know of, but there may be more. Like maybe you will meet Peter, who is a huge Las Paletas fan and ended up being there almost every time I was for a while. Many of the times I have gone to the store Amy has been working, so tell her “Tim says hi”. She will probably be like “who?” and act aloof like she doesn’t know me or something.

Las Paletas has no sign and their website is not very informative so I will make sure and give you some details here so you can bookmark this very vital information.

Store hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm, except during winter months the hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12-5pm… I found this out by making my usual 5:45 run one day and they were closed. I was not happy. Since there is no sign outside it can be hard to find… but only the first time you go, because after that you won’t forget it. Just in case, remember that it is on the northwest corner of 12th Ave S and Kirkwood. You can also just google their address: 2907 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Chicken Wings

Hey All!
I have just had the best chicken wings ever the were made in olive oil with a light wheat flour breading and some home made barbecue sauce.
They were amazing and my wife rocks! If you want the recipe you will have to let me know. I have to go and clean my fingers now and the keyboard.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Understanding under the weatherness

Go to read the article Under the weatherness.

I feel better when I eat really well and over Easter break I went home (back to Ohio) and spent time with my family. I love my family but we don't eat the same but alas I was subject to their diet because I wanted to be with them. I eat a little the way I wanted to, using caution and with some success. Aside from being tired, my family and I made it back to Nashville in one piece.
Well we got home and then decided to get our diets back on track and eat really well for about three days, it was here where we got cocky. 
We thought we were feeling well when we ate some compromising foods, foods that sent our body scrabbling to digest. Which left our immune systems defenseless hence we got sick and might I add more sick than ever!
We would have been fine had we not been cocky and thought we were doing alright. Your body needs time to digest foods especially those foods that are not foods but chemicals.

We all have moments of pain this was mine. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


They come in many forms and they can be found in almost anything you eat. I would like to run down the list so you can avoid them at all cost.
Antibiotics, chlorine, dead bacteria (from pasteurization), fertilizers, bleaches, pesticides, and thats not all.
Take these and multiply by 20 and you will come close to the amount of concoctions used in our food to either preserve or sterilize our food.
These toxins are impossible for the body to process and as a result they can leak into the blood system and have dyer consequences.
Some will cause cancer while other can make you lose your hearing or worse. And the least of these your body will store in the linings of your gut and your intestines. This will cause weight gain at the very least and can cause a number of other complications such as: sinus trouble, ear infections, colds, the flu, liver disease, and even lung cancer.

Do yourself a favor and get educated so you can understand what you eating and why. It seems like some people care more about what we are doing to the environment  and not what we are doing to our own bodies.
Then there are people that don't care at all about themselves and the people that surround them, these people will eat anything.