Best Diet and Exercise Articles June 25, 2017

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome!

A self cleaning gym bag! Totally awesome… What exercise will make you younger? What supplements are best for your immune system? And what oil is healthy for your brain and could reduce risk to disease? Find out all in today’s best articles… 

 

 

 

Nutrition/Diet

This Common Oil May Improve Your Memory And Reduce Your Risk Of Alzheimer’s by Robert Glatter MD

Researchers at Temple University have identified a specific food in the diet that targets the dreaded aspects of cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil, often referred to as EVOO, a major staple of the Mediterranean diet.

Exercise

Want to Stay Young Longer? Science Says This Exercise Makes Your Body Act Like It’s 9 Years Younger by Bill Murphy Jr.

Engage in high levels of physical activity, and your cells are more likely to resemble the cells of a considerably younger person.

Fitness Tech

This self-cleaning bag freshens up your smelly gym clothes by Kris Naudus

When you close the bag fully and activate the PaqTech process, the Paqsule shines short-wave ultraviolet light on the contents, then creates and circulates O3 throughout the compartment. Both of these elements have antimicrobial properties: Short-wavelength UV is mutagenic to microorganisms while the activated oxygen damages their cell walls.

Nutritional Supplements

Immunity from A to Zinc by Lisa Schofield

Americans question how well their immune systems are functioning include overall sluggishness, fatigue and symptoms of stress (mild anxiety, sleeplessness).

It is best to take a targeted immune supplement like Juniper Life Fortify!

Every day our bodies battle injury, disease, and age-related damage. Without help, this daily battle can increase inflammation and trigger the body to start storing fat and minimize calorie expenditure. FORTIFY provides effective, multi-faceted support against chronic inflammation with a powerful antioxidant, gut-strengthening, and immune-boosting blend – freeing the body from a near constant state of distress and allowing it to focus on healing and maximizing performance.

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Best Diet and Exercise Articles June 11, 2017

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome!

So now they are telling us SALT is okay… did you ever watch your salt intake anyway? Also what kind of chemicals are they replacing BPA with in water bottles and plastics? And probably the best way to get people to lose weight… make them pay for it and then they can win their money back and more for hitting goals!

Nutrition/Diet

Study examines link between obesity, food container chemical substitutes by www.sciencedaily.com

The chemicals — bisphenol F and bisphenol S (known as BPF and BPS) — are being used increasingly by food packaging manufacturers as substitutes for bisphenol A (BPA), which studies have found disrupts endocrine systems and causes numerous health problems.

Exercise

Cash for weight loss by www.medicalxpress.com

Pay money to participate in a weight loss program with the chance to win more on how well you do… sounds like a perfect program to keep people motivated to me!!!

Fitness Tech

Fitness Tech: Which is right for you? by www.msn.com

Quick little video highlighting fitness tech and gives the viewer an idea of where to start in selecting and using fitness tech in their life.

Nutritional Supplements

WNY researcher shakes up nutrition world with new book on salt by Scott Scanlon

A leading cardiovascular research scientist from Western New York is among those who say the mineral got a bad rap four decades ago when it was lumped in with nutritional warnings about eating too much fat and sugar.

“We never demonized an essential mineral – ever – until we demonized salt,” said James DiNicolantonio, author of “The Salt Fix,” released this week at bookstores and online.

Posted in Diet, Fitness, Food Tips, Motivation, Nutrition

Best Diet and Exercise Articles June 4, 2017

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome!

Tequila? Gut Microbes? Exercise? Cancer? What do all of these things have in common?

Exercise

Exercise Cure: Working Out Cuts Cancer Risk in Half, Study Shows by Chris Pritchard

A landmark new research project, analyzing the medical records of about 70,000 cancer patients, provides the strongest evidence yet that exercise slashes the risk of dying from the deadly disease.

In fact, cancer patients who exercise regularly are almost half as likely as non-exercising peers to die from the life-threatening illness, the study reveals.

Nutrition/Diet

HASTA LA VISTA, BELLY Key tequila ingredient could aid weight loss and fight diabetes, new study claims by guy birchall

Boffins in the States have found a link between weight loss and something found in the agave plant that is used to make the Mexican spirit. 

Fitness Tech

A FULL BODY WORKOUT IN 20 MINS? GTFO! by Chips O’Toole

Touted in the German press to provide up to five hours of conventional exercise at the gym in just twenty minutes, Electro Muscular Stimulation is today’s form of intensive workout for the time-poor – think business owners, stressed out suits and parents juggling multiple roles.

Supplements

Gut microbiota plays a key role in treatment with classic diabetes medication by Science Daily

Gut Microbiota is really big right now… even helps with diabetes! This article is about Metformin, but Berberine works the same way and even better than METFORMIN… You can find berberine in the Juniper Life Optimize

Posted in Diet, Fitness, Food Tips, Nutrition

Best Diet and Exercise Articles May 28, 2017

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome!

Lets shake our fat off… Eat seaweed, buy supplements from Amazon and check our steps on our Fit Bit!!!

Exercise

Whole Body Vibration Offers Many of The Benefits of Exercise, Mouse Study Shows  by Peter Dockrill

Vibration can possibly mimic the benefits of exercise… I guess I will be okay when I go for a drive in MIDVALE 🙂

Nutrition/Diet

Could SEAWEED be the key to successful weight loss? By Anneta Konstantinides

Seaweed was first hailed as a superfood in 2015, when celebrity chef Jamie Oliver credited the algae for helping him lose nearly 12 kilos.

THIS SUPPLEMENT is a good source

Fitness Tech

Fitness Trackers Cannot Effectively Measure Calories Burned By The Wearer: Study by Steve Bowman

Doh… didn’t see that one coming 🙂

The authenticity of the data fitness trackers relay when worn during physical exercises is debatable. While some believe that these wearables provide accurate information, a new fitness trackers study reveals otherwise. 

Nutritional Supplements

We Love Amazon, but Here Are 6 Health and Beauty Products You Should Buy Elsewhere by Stephanie Booth

I recommend a lot of stuff on Amazon… In fact my supplement company Juniper Life sells on Amazon… make sure you know and can trust the seller… We are the only ones to sell Juniper Life so it is legit on Amazon!

Posted in Diet, Fitness, Food Tips, Nutrition

Best Diet and Exercise Articles May 21, 2017

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome!

So exercise doesn’t help you lose weight? Ha! But it does some other pretty cool stuff! A smart shoe produced in UTAH! and Octodrine! Some cool stuff this week!

 

 

 

Exercise

6 Ways Exercise Benefits The Body And Brain by Alice G. Walton

Reduces inflammation, risk of heart attack and stroke, slows aging, triggers growth of new brain cells, helps with depression and preventing it, and reduces dementia risk… read more for the details!

Nutrition/Diet

Brain Works Against Weight-Loss Through Dieting by The University of Cambridge

A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce. The “thermostat” is even more complex than this… Leptin or Leptin resistance is the number one reason people are obese, and can’t keep weight off that they lose… Leptin resistance is driven by Inflammation!

Fitness Tech

Altra’s Torin IQ Takes Smart Technology to Running Shoes by Connor Mollison

The Utah-based footwear maker has put pressure sensors, a battery, and a microchip inside the mid-sole of the shoes. With each step, the sensors measure the pressure your foot exerts. It then tracks this information, reporting the location of the pressure, contact time, and cadence. As as result, you are able to improve the efficiency of each stride, making you less prone to injury and a better overall runner.

Nutritional Supplements

Octodrine (Aka.. DMHA Or 2-Aminoisoheptane) by Juniperlife.com

Energy, Weight-Loss, Pain relief/anti-inflammatory, concentration, focus, memory, and fights Candida Yeast! Pretty much awesomeness!

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Best Diet and Exercise Articles May 14, 2017

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome!

Too much exercise can cause Leaky Gut… What food causes a loss in belly fat… biometrics… an exercise pill??? Just a few of the things in this weeks articles!

 

Exercise

TOO much exercise causes a leaky gut and increases health risks, research shows By Claudia Tanner

Intense physiological stress can change the composition of our gut microbiota
Imbalances in the gut are linked to diabetes, obesity and some cancers
Findings raise concerns for endurance athletes and military personnel
The study is the first to investigate gut bacteria during military training

Nutrition/Diet

Harvard researchers pinpoint the food that helps shift belly fat BY CATHY DONOHUE

According to Byrdie, a study carried out by Harvard researchers found that people who ate more nuts were less likely to put on weight that those who didn’t.

Fitness Tech

Biometrics Are Big By John Adamian

The future of wearable fitness technology will almost certainly involve sweat sensors, which will help you figure out how hydration needs to play into your workout or your routine, and readings on sugar levels could signal when it’s time for some food to maintain energy.

Nutritional Supplements

WHY THE ‘EXERCISE PILL’ ISN’T LIKELY TO ELIMINATE THE GYM ANY TIME SOON by abc news radio

Recent headlines touting the benefits of an “exercise pill” have teased the idea that it could be possible to skip the gym and stay fit.

But a new study released this month, which takes a closer look at how the drug, GW501516, acts on the body’s metabolism, shows the alleged benefits aren’t all that new and the potential risks could be significant.

 

Posted in Diet, Fitness, Food Tips, Motivation, Nutrition

Best Diet and Exercise Articles May 8, 2017

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome!

Do you ever exercise your brain? What is metabolic syndrome and how do you prevent it? These are a few of the things addressed in this weeks articles.

 

 

 

Exercise

The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists by Erin Brodwin

A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period of time — known as aerobic exercise — has a significant, overwhelmingly beneficial impact on the brain.

Nutrition/Diet

Why You Should Eat More Avocado by Amanda MacMillan / Health.com

A new review of scientific literature suggests that eating avocado may help prevent metabolic syndrome.

Fitness Tech

New Helo Health Tracker

My good friend introduced me to these… they are pretty cool!

Nutritional Supplements

Cissus Quadrangularis by Juniper Life

Several studies have confirmed the remarkable weight loss potential of Cissus Quadrangularis supplements

 

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Leaky Gut Syndrome – Its More Common Than You Think

Gut Health, Chronic Inflammation & Weight Gain

~ by Mike Butler CSCS, Nutrition & Exercise Consultant
Could Leaky Gut Syndrome be causing low energy, weight gain & belly fat, digestion issues, and other random, unexplained health problems?
Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome
Increased intestinal permeability (aka “Leaky Gut”) induced inflammation has become a very hot topic as of late as it has been reportedly linked to the following:
  1. Low Energy/Chronic Fatigue
  2. Weight gain/Belly Fat
  3. Digestion issues like Constipation, Bloating, IBS
  4. Poor Concentration
  5. Lack of Motivation
  6. Chronic Inflammation
  7. Headaches
  8. Skin issues, like acne, rosacea, and eczema
  9. Hormone Imbalances
  10. Anxiety, depression, ADD & ADHD
In my many years of managing my clientele’s nutrition and fitness plans, I’ve seen it all.  Mostly embarrassing stuff, like digestion issues, bloating, constipation, ect…  My clientele would complain and ask if I could suggest anything that could help them.  I would then piece together a very complicated regimen of foods and ingredients to attempt to help them build out the proper diet and supplement regimen that would mostly dance around the symptoms as to not exacerbate them but still provide the nutrients needed to be healthy.  We tried elimination diets;  no fish, gluten, dairy, sugar, ect….  We tried low acid diets to reduce heartburn, bloating and gas.  We tried all natural “living food” diets, which were very difficult for my clients to realistically follow due to their busy schedules.
Then I noticed that there was one consistent across my clientele;  they either had a protruding gut with very stubborn belly fat, and/or had some sort of digestion or stomach issue.  Going back to my nutrition background, I remembered this is a classic sign of Chronic Inflammation.  

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Chronic inflammation
Chronic Inflammation in the gut and body can be triggered by many things, these being the most common:
  • Poor Gut Health – a porous, stressed out, inflamed digestive lining can let many unwanted foreign substances into the bloodstream resulting in this new phenomenon known as “Leaky Gut Syndrome.”  
  • Poor Diet – Sugar, Refined Carbs, Saturated Fat, Aspartame, MSG, Food Allergies, Alcohol, and even overeating are have been shown to increase inflammation. Sugar and refined carbs can spike insulin levels – triggering the release of proinflammatory cytokines as well as switch Omega-6 fatty acids to a pro-inflammatory state.
  • Overstressed Immune System – Chronic inflammation happens when the body sends an inflammatory response to a perceived threat that does not require an inflammatory response (such as in Leaky Gut Syndrome). The white blood cells have nothing to do and nowhere to go, and sometimes the eventually start attacking internal organs or other tissues and cells. It can also occur when after an infection or illness, the proinflammatory neutrophils necessary to fight the infection are not completely replaced by anti-inflammatory monocytes that promote healing.
  • Lack of Sleep – Inflammatory cytokines are secreted at a higher rate by those who have insomnia, compared to those who do not. During sleep, the body restores and heals and the immune system calms down. Lack of restorative sleep increases inflammation levels in the body.
  • Fat Cells – Fat cells secrete proinflammatory cytokines and histamines. The more fat cells you have – the more potential you have for increased inflammation. Fat-Soluble toxins such as pesticides, pollutants, preservatives, food additives and heavy metals can end up being stored in fat cells when the digestive process is impaired and/or there is insufficient fiber in the diet (which absorbs bad fats that carry such toxins). The more fat cells being stored in the body, the more toxins are being secreted continuously into the bloodstream – causing issues such as inflammation, fatigue, headaches and other health issues.
  • Stress – Chronic stress, or stressing about stress, can change the gene activity of immune cells to be pro-inflammatory – even when there is no infection or trauma to fight. It can also interfere with the transition of neutrophils to monocytes after an illness – sabotaging the switch from inflammation to healing.
  • Aging – The natural process of cellular division and the use of energy results in the production of free radicals. Free radicals, when not taken care of by an adequate amount of antioxidants, cause damage to cells and tissue – triggering an inflammatory response.
  • I wanted to help my clientele, so I set to researching the prevention of “Leaky gut” and how to reduce the chronic inflammation.  The popular dietary solutions either didn’t work that well or were overly complicated and strict and the clients never could realistically follow them.  I realized quickly that something else needed to be done.  That’s when I met Dr. Hennen.
    Dr. Hennen
    Dr. Hennen is a world-renowned author, ingredient specialist, and health product formulator.  He has specialized in solving difficult nutritional challenges like this for nearly 4 decades.  Not only was Dr. Hennen aware of the “Leaky Gut” phenomenon we presented, he educated me that there were many other “gut related” issues that could be contributing to my clients health complaints.  He explained that gut health is the key to solving many of our common health problems, and is very commonly misdiagnosed and overmedicated causing unwanted side effects, much like what my clients were struggling with.
    “Before chronic desease, there is inflammation; but before inflammation comes gut dysfunction.  Anti-inflammation treatments help, but gut repair corrects the problem right at its source.” ~ Alejandro Junger, M.D., NYT Bestselling Author & Gut Health Specialist
    After many hours of research and meeting with other ingredient specialists, laying out each common scenario that was preventing my clients from becoming healthy and fit, the JuniperLife team and I set to work designing a solution that would comprehensively target these primary complaints and their causes; with healthy, proven ingredients.
    The Result?
    22 ingredients later, we were handed a sample of 3 different (and VERY expensive!) formulas.  They contained widely researched and proven ingredients like Berberine, Cissus & Irvingia, Transfer Factors, Rhodiola, Reishi Mushroom, Resveratrol, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Kigelia Africana Extract, and many more…  I revisited the gut specialists and they agreed it was the perfect combination of gut health ingredients that would work wonders for my clientele, and that after only a few short DAYS they should see and feel noticeable results.*
    Additionally, since Inflammation in the digestive track can trigger the body to respond by conserving energy and storing fat, triggering an ancient “preservation mode” where the body recognizes it won’t be able to hunt for food due to the injury, reducing inflammation by healing and protecting the gut will redirect the body’s energy, improve metabolism, start burning fat for fuel, and help you feel amazing!*
    This is not one of those products where you won’t feel anything.  If you’re like my clients, and countless people are, you’re ready to try something that will actually deliver results, help you feel better, and will fit into your busy lifestyle.   Our entire company’s purpose is centered around building happiness, so we obsessively support and stand behind everything well make to ensure it delivers what people are hoping for.
    For the clients with the symptoms I mentioned earlier, I recommend starting with the Transformation Program – which includes all 3 products IGNITE, OPTIMIZE, & FORTIFY.  It covers the whole spectrum of potential causes of Poor Gut Health!*

    For questions on any of the products, gut health and leaky gut syndrome, or any other nutrition and fitness related question, please contact me via this form.
    Sincerely,

    Mike Butler
    CSCS, Nutrition & Exercise Consultant
    m.butler@juniperlife.com
    888-409-0185

    Simple Product Benefit Grid

    Here’s a simple way to look at what the 3 products in the Transformation Program target. The formulas are highly concentrated and complement each other perfectly for maximum effectiveness.

    product-one product-two product-three product-four
    TRANSFORMATION
    Program
    IGNITE
    Healthy Slimming
    OPTIMIZE
    Metabolic Liberator
    FORTIFY
    Protective Recovery
    Burn Fat
    Metabolic Support
    Appetite Suppressant
    Control Blood Glucose Levels
    Increase Metabolism
    Enhance Metabolism Efficiency
    Sustained Energy
    Improve Focus
    Mental Clarity
    Increase Gut Bacteria
    Immune Support
    Reduce Inflammation
    Antioxidant Support
    Stress Reliever
    Enhance Endurance
    Tissue recovery & Protection
    Thyroid Support
    Adrenal Fatigue
    Calm Nerves
    Good for you!
     
    product-one
    TRANSFORMATION
    Program
    Burn Fat
    Metabolic Support
    Appetite Suppressant
    Control Blood Glucose Levels
    Increase Metabolism
    Enhance Metabolism Efficiency
    Sustained Energy
    Improve Focus
    Mental Clarity
    Increase Gut Bacteria
    Immune Support
    Reduce Inflammation
    Antioxidant Support
    Stress Reliever
    Enhance Endurance
    Tissue recovery & Protection
    Thyroid Support
    Adrenal Fatigue
    Calm Nerves
    Good for you!
     
    product-two
    IGNITE
    Healthy Slimming
    Burn Fat
    Metabolic Support
    Appetite Suppressant
    Control Blood Glucose Levels
    Increase Metabolism
    Enhance Metabolism Efficiency
    Sustained Energy
    Improve Focus
    Mental Clarity
    Increase Gut Bacteria
    Immune Support
    Reduce Inflammation
    Antioxidant Support
    Stress Reliever
    Enhance Endurance
    Tissue recovery & Protection
    Thyroid Support
    Adrenal Fatigue
    Calm Nerves
    Good for you!
     
    product-three
    OPTIMIZE
    Metabolic Liberator
    Burn Fat
    Metabolic Support
    Appetite Suppressant
    Control Blood Glucose Levels
    Increase Metabolism
    Enhance Metabolism Efficiency
    Sustained Energy
    Improve Focus
    Mental Clarity
    Increase Gut Bacteria
    Immune Support
    Reduce Inflammation
    Antioxidant Support
    Stress Reliever
    Enhance Endurance
    Tissue recovery & Protection
    Thyroid Support
    Adrenal Fatigue
    Calm Nerves
    Good for you!
     
    product-four
    FORTIFY
    Protective Recovery
    Burn Fat
    Metabolic Support
    Appetite Suppressant
    Control Blood Glucose Levels
    Increase Metabolism
    Enhance Metabolism Efficiency
    Sustained Energy
    Improve Focus
    Mental Clarity
    Increase Gut Bacteria
    Immune Support
    Reduce Inflammation
    Antioxidant Support
    Stress Reliever
    Enhance Endurance
    Tissue recovery & Protection
    Thyroid Support
    Adrenal Fatigue
    Calm Nerves
    Good for you!
     

    [*This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As always, use with a sensible diet and exercise program. Individual results may vary.]

    Posted in Diet, Nutrition

    Best Diet and Exercise Articles April 2, 2017

    These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome!

    Why do some people respond to exercise while others don’t? What is the next thing in fitness technology? Will we actually use it? How do our romantic partners help or hinder our fitness? These are some of the questions answered in this week’s articles.

     

     

    Exercise

    Why do some people fail to respond to exercise?  by

    Regular physical activity is considered key for the prevention of obesity and associated health conditions, but some people reap greater rewards from exercise than others. A new study may have shed light on why this is.

    Nutrition/Diet

    How romantic relationships can help or hinder weight loss by 

    New qualitative research published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships suggests that romantic partners are in a unique position to help with weight loss goals.

    Fitness Tech

    Will Technology Replace Good, Old-Fashioned Exercise? by Cathy Cassata

    No doubt, all things smart are on the rise. Experts weigh in on what this means for fitness.

    Nutritional Supplements

    Omega-3 fatty acids – This fat is where it’s at by Jane Riley

    One of the most healthy and important nutrients in your diet are Omega 3 Fatty Acids

     

    Posted in Diet, Fitness, Food Tips, Motivation, Nutrition

    Best Diet and Exercise Articles March 12, 2017

    These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome!

     

    I have been kind of out of the loop for almost a month… working on launching a new supplement company as well as keeping up with clients, but I am back at it… this week I found out about a new food called SKYR which I have never heard of before as well as the benefit (or lack thereof) of keto diets on workouts. I also threw in something about LEAKY GUT SYNDROME and how it may contribute to weight gain etc. ENJOY

     

    Exercise

    Low-Carb/Ketogenic Diets and Exercise Performance By

    Research has shown that lower-carb diets can help you lose weight and improve various health markers (2).

    However, the evidence on muscle growth, strength and performance is mixed (3, 4, 5).

    Nutrition/Diet

    Why Skyr Is Nutritious and Super Healthy By

    Skyr is a cultured Icelandic dairy product that’s becoming popular worldwide.

    With a high protein content and a wide range of vitamins and minerals, skyr is generally recognized as a nutritious addition to the diet.

    Fitness Tech

    Wearable technology is for more than just your wrist by Ivan Jovin

    Some cool alternatives for fitness trackers besides your wrist!

    Nutrition Supplements

    Leaky Gut Syndrome – Its More Common Than You Think by Mike Butler CSCS

    A lot of health issues including weight gain could all stem from your gut!

     

    Posted in Diet, Fitness, Food Tips, Motivation, Nutrition, Uncategorized