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How to Mix HCG Injections- 5000iu – hcgchica.com

Mar, 7th 2019 12:45 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Note: If you accidentally leave the hormone out of the fridge overnight, the potency may have dropped significantly while being left out. When in doubt, re-mix a new solution with new hCG.

Most people will take anywhere between 125-200IUs with each dose/injection (1x per day).

Find your dose for no/limited hunger: Most people start with 150IUs per dose, but 125iu works well for a large majority lately Ive noticed, and doses of 175iu and 200iu are sometimes needed. The differences have to do with the hCG vial to begin with (legal parameters for active ingredient in compounded hCG has a WINDOW I dont know exactly what it is but its something like 90-120% remember these batches of hCG are compounded by hand so there is a little wiggle room so say if you get a vial of hCG that actually has more than 100% active ingredients say 5,300iu of hCG in a 5,000iu vial of hCG, in this case, you might need a lower dose than normal), the current level of potency of your mixture (as it gradually degrades over the weeks once youve mixed it), and your own body and its metabolism.

Please see my very detailed post to help you find the right dose of hCG here.

If you have mixed the hormone as I outlined here, the following doses can be found on your insulin syringe in this way:

10 units = 100 iu12.5 units = 125iu

15 units= 150 iu

17.5 units= 175 iu

20 units= 200 iu

22 units = 220 iu

25 units = 250 iu

etc.- see the pattern?

The numbers match up with the dose amount, making it easy to adjust your dose as needed without remixing a new batch of hCG. Basically, you just move the decimal over one place to the right, and you can then know what that dose equates to.

IF you mixed in a different ratio (ie NOT 5mls to 5000iu hCG, then these numbers do NOT apply).

TIP: If you are having trouble finding a good dose you feel little/no hunger with. Skip a dose entirely one day- if you find yourself more hungry overall, you most likely need to increase your dose. If you find yourself less hungry overall, you most likely need a smaller dose.

I have since created several video tutorials showing you how to do an injection! (to be done once in the morning daily)

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How Fasting Could Make You Faster | Outside Online

Mar, 6th 2019 2:52 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

On a typical morning, 67-year-old musician and runner Nolan Shaheed wakes up, does 40 minutes of stretches, push-ups, sit-ups, and free weights, drinks a glass of water, and practices the trumpet for two hours. Then he heads to the recording studio for a while before breaking for a 90-minute run. Only then, after an afternoon shower, does he cook and eat his only meal of the daya piece of fruit, a bit of white meat, and some vegetables and grains, usually rice, broccoli, and carrots. Hes been doing this six days a week for 40 years, and he holds at least a dozen masters world records, from the 800 to the 5,000 meters.

Fasting, even for short periods of time, isnt new, of coursePlato was known to abstain to improve mental and physical health. But it has grown in popularity since science journalist Michael Mosley preached its benefits as a solution to weight loss back in 2012. There are numerous variations (see Think Fast, below) and even more devotees, from fitness coach Ben Greenfield to Mark Mattson, a neuroscientist at the National Institute on Aging. Retired general Stanley McChrystal considers his one mealdinnera reward at the end of the day. Actor Hugh Jackman says he feels so much better after fasting.

Intermittent fasting has some documented benefits. A 2014 meta-study found that calorie-deprivation diets decreased inflammation, increased metabolism, and reduced stress. (The study subjects were mice.) Other research has found that fasting reduces symptoms of asthma andappears to help children in intensive care recover more quickly. On a less clinical level, it can make for easy weight-loss math: lower your calorie intake a few days per week, or a few hours per day, and you reduce your total calorie count.

Paleo bellwether Mark Sisson says that once your body is used to it, fasting can be a quick way to achieve ketosisthe point at which your body burns fat rather thancarbs for fuel. If you deprive the body of calories, he says, itll utilize natural fat stores without causing muscle loss or significant declines in power, leading to a much improved strength-to-weight ratio. Many endurance athletes arent optimizing their use of fat as fuel, says Sisson.

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But many sports nutritionists are skeptical, pointing out that intermittent fasting has yet to be sufficiently tested on athletes. They have long held that properly timing nutrient intake is crucial for optimal performanceeat carbohydrates before exercise and youll have more glycogen in your muscles; eat protein after and youll recover faster. Trying to cram a days worth of macronutrients into a single meal, they say, wont have the same effect. Its suboptimal for muscle building, says sports nutritionist Brad Schoenfeld, who notes that the anabolic, or muscle-growing, effects of a meal last only about five hours. If you confine all your meals to a narrow time period, says Schoenfeld, youll miss out on anabolism throughout the day.

Others argue that there are easier ways to raise your strength-to-weight ratio. In the very best case, fasting yields the same results an athlete can get far more simply by maintaining a high-quality diet and avoiding overeating, says author and sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald. Even Sisson concedes that the perceived benefits are mostly conjecture. Intermittent fasting hasnt been studied to any great extent, he says.

What little research has been done on athletes focused primarily on the sunup-to-sundown fast practiced by Muslims during Ramadan. One study of Muslim Olympians found that 5,000-meter runners experienced a 5 percent performance decline. In another study, sprinters and other power athletes experienced little to no effect.

Although Fitzgerald doesnt endorse the practice, he thinks that endurance athleteswho are interested in experimenting should consider the Leangains dietessentially skipping breakfastwhich allows you to develop a consistent training routine.

For Shaheed, fasting is less about performance than feel. Im never hungry, he says. I also run quicker after a two-day fast, though I feel a little weak and dont realize Im going that fasta strange phenomenon.

Consume a limited number of calories (generally around 500) two daysout of the week, and eat normally on the other five.

Similar to the 5:2 diet, except that the eating and fasting days alternate, which increases the weekly calorie deficit.

No food for a 24-hour period once or twice a week. Popularized by nutritionist Brad Pilons book Eat-Stop-Eat.

Fast for 16 hours overnight and into the morning, then eat during the remaining eight.In other words: skip breakfast.

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Survival Fitness – LewRockwell

Mar, 6th 2019 2:49 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

One oft-overlooked factor in survival is fitness. How many preppers do you know who rest on laurels of athletic prowess back in their 20s? Whose idea of exercise is getting up to go to the refrigerator, lobbing a crumpled can to the garbage can? Who talk the talk, but never walk the walk, especially if it consists of walking that walk in inclement weather?

In many different survival situations, your personal fitness level can mean the difference between life and death. Weve already talked aboutmaintaining and achieving a healthy body weight now lets talk about being fit.

A preppers forte is playing what if so lets play that game right now and look at some examples where being able to move quickly for a long time, possibly in adverse conditions, would be vital.

The Prepperu2019s Wate…Daisy LutherBest Price: $10.66Buy New $6.00(as of 03:10 EST – Details)These examples, of course, are what happens immediately, when you must escape something. What about those long days after the initial disaster, ones of plowing fields, chopping wood, and lugging water?

As a prepper, your personal health and fitness level can be your most valuable asset. Just as important as tools, weapons and plans, your ability to simply move your body for a long time without stopping can be the difference between life and death.

And it all starts with walking.

Just Walk

Of course, there are many components to fitness and eventually we will talk about all of those. But the best place to start is to lace up your sneakers and walk.

(This is where I tell you, as I am legally bound to do, that you should seek the advice of your physician before starting this or any other exercise program.)

When people start a walking program, they tend to make one of two mistakes.

1.) They push themselves way too hard and end up getting so sore on the very first day that they are virtually crippled from Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.

2.) They dont push themselves hard enough and stop the second they begin to feel out of breath.

Your starting point depends on your current fitness level, of course, but that can be hard to judge if you have been moving from sitting on your rear at your desk at the office over to sit on your rear on the sofa at your house. So I generally recommend that you start with 30 minutes.

If you are truly sedentary, dont kill yourself by trying to set a rapid pace for your 30 minute walk. You should walk at a very comfortable pace for at least 5 minutes to warm up your body. Then, speed up to the point that speaking is possible but not super-easy. Your heart rate should be elevated enough that your speech is limited to short bursts of words, not Shakespearean monologues. If you get to the point that you can only gasp out a word at a time, you are pushing yourself too hard, and you need to slow down.

If you need to slow down, that doesnt mean stop! Keep going, just at a slow, easy pace. This is you, building your endurance. Unless you are having the symptoms of an actual heart attack (extreme shortness of breath, faintness, dizziness, pain down one arm, etc) keep moving at a slow pace as you catch your breath.

About 5 minutes before your walk is over, drop back your pace a little to cool down.

As you become more fit, you can make things more difficult and more akin to survival situations. You can add hills, obstacles, increase your speed, carry a loaded pack, or walk for longer to add to the challenge.The Prepperu2019s Blue…Tess PenningtonBest Price: $19.00Buy New $27.00(as of 03:35 EST – Details)

Motivation

Some things that help:

Safety note: I recommend only using one headphone. Whether you are in the city or out in the woods, like me, wearing two headphones and making yourself deaf is the equivalent of wearing a Prey t-shirt. Its important to always be aware of your surroundings.

Remember that you can have all of the preps in the world, but if you cant walk far enough to get to them, they will do you no good whatsoever. In fact, theyll feed the next guy, you know, the one whos out there pounding the pavement every day! He is in shape enough to get to them.

Your physical stamina can mean the difference between life and death, not only for you, but for those who depend on you. Just get out there and walk and within a month, you will see that your 30 minute walk takes you a lot further than it did when you began.

Excuses

And a word about excuses. Okay, a few words, because there are oh-so-many excuses.

Unless I am going to be struck by lightening or die of hypothermia because Ive gotten soaked in sub-zero temperatures, I walk. There are many days that I look out the window at the gray skies and think, oh, man, I dont want to walk today! But I do it any way. Why?

Because, if you are a prepper, you are training for life. You are training for events that happen at the most inopportune times. Rarely does a disaster conveniently time itself on a sunny day of moderate temperatures. Nope, if you have to hike away from a car accident, it likely happened because of ice or rain on the roads. You will be hiking away from it through the pouring rain. If a crime has been perpetrated on you, and you must flee, are you going to take your chance when it presents itself, or will you say, Yeah, its raining, dude. Im just gonna hang out with this serial killer until it clears up.

You arent made of sugar. You arent going to melt. Just walk.

And yes, you do have time. Unless you are moving from the moment you get up in the morning until the moment you go to bed, you can find 30 minutes to go for a walk. Trust me, after you get used to it, your body will crave it and youll feel so much better! If you really truly are that busy, break your walk up into two 15 minute walks, or even 3 ten minute walks. There really are very few days that you cant take 30 minutes from your day to do something wonderful and potentially life-saving.The Pantry Primer: How…Daisy LutherBest Price: $52.64(as of 03:35 EST – Details)

Youre sick? Are you really, truly sick? If you are, youre right. You should stay home, tucked under the covers. But if you have a bit of a headache, low energy, some female problems, or just general lethargy, you may be surprised at how much better you feel after a bit of exercise and fresh air. Exercise is natures anti-depressant and sometimes those minor aches and pains are related to mood more than they are actual physical maladies.

You dont have to start with a Marine Corp Mud Run. You see all those big buff dudes running down the road in fatigues, carrying an 80 lb. pack? Let em run! You, my friend, are just going to walk today. You are going to get started and you are going to find your own path to fitness. This isnt about comparing yourself to those who are more fit or more strong than you. Everyone is not capable of doing what an Ironman Triathlete does but just about everyone is capable of more than they are doing right now. If you challenge yourself, you might just be amazed at what you can do once youve built a base of fitness.

Get Started

Today. Right now. If its the middle of the night when youre reading this, then you can wait until tomorrow. But remember that the sooner you start, the sooner you are ready to face survival challenges head on. You, keeling over from a heart attack while you bug out, will be one less thing that you (and those with you) have to worry about.

Getting into better shape is something you will never regret. Even if you never need to be more fit because of a survival situation, you still get all the health and well-being benefits from doing it. Your body and those who love you will thank you!

I got fit and I never even had to escape from a deranged stalker!

What a waste of time!

said no one, ever.

Reprinted with permission from The Organic Prepper.

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The Heart Scam That Could Cost Your Life – LewRockwell

Mar, 6th 2019 2:49 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

By Dr. Mercola

More than half a million Americans received an angioplasty in 2007 (the most recent year for which data is available).i

This invasive procedure involves inflating a thin balloon in a narrowed artery to crush deposits; a stent (a wire mesh tube) is often then left behind to keep the vessel open.

When used during a heart attack, an angioplasty can quickly open a blocked artery to lessen the damage to your heart, and when used in this way can be lifesaving.

However, oftentimes heart disease patients receive angioplasties even though they have not had a heart attack a decision that goes against the latest medical guidelines and the suggestion of a new study, which found people Doctoru2019s Best High…Buy New $26.26(as of 10:55 EST – Details)treated using other less-invasive methods fared just as well as those who also underwent angioplasty with stents.

Angioplasty Offers No Evidence of Benefit Compared to Less Invasive Treatment

If you have stable heart disease, research shows that your initial treatment should usually be lifestyle changes. But less than half of heart disease patients are treated using lifestyle changes prior to undergoing angioplasty. According to an analysis of eight clinical trials involving over 7,000 people, angioplasty offersno benefit compared to the less invasive treatment of heart disease.

The researchers concluded:

Initial stent implantation for stable CAD [coronary artery disease] shows no evidence of benefit compared with initial medical therapy for prevention of death, nonfatal MI, unplanned revascularization, or angina.

As an invasive surgery, angioplasty does come with its fair share of risks, however. Among them:

Because angioplasty does absolutely nothing to address the underlying causes of heart disease, you should know that restenosis, or a re-narrowing of your arteries, is common. This occurs in up to 40 percent of angioplasties without stents, but even with a stent, the risk is still around 20 percent (or 10 percent for a drug-eluting stent).ii And, of course, if your artery becomes re-narrowed the surgery was all for nothing.Doctoru2019s Best Serr…Buy New $11.45(as of 06:15 EST – Details)

Along with saving yourself from the potentially life-threatening risks noted above, avoiding angioplasty will save you a hefty chunk of change. AsConsumer Reports noted:

Angioplasty is also more expensive, the authors report. They said that by following current guidelines, 76 percent of patients with stable heart disease would save approximately $9,450 each in lifetime health-care costs. Other researchers have estimated such a shift would save $6 to $8 billion a year.

Even Drugs Can Often be Avoided for Heart Disease

The alternative treatment to angioplasty noted in the study was a combination of lifestyle changes and drugs.

medical guidelines have for several years said that most people who have symptoms of heart problems, such as angina (chest pain on exertion), but have not had a heart attack, should be treated with lifestyle changes and drugs first. Yet less than half of patients in that situation are treated according to these guidelines before undergoing angioplasty, research suggests, Consumer Reports states.

This may come as a surprise, but many medications commonly prescribed to heart disease patients can also be avoided. This includes statin drugs, which are taken by millions of Americans. The majority of people who use statin cholesterol-lowering drugs are doing so because they believe lowering their cholesterol will prevent heart attacks and strokes. How many of these people do you think would continue to take them if they knew these very same drugs have been linked to decreased heart muscle function and increased a risk of stroke, along with hundreds of other serious side effects?

Not very many, right?

Well, you may want to reconsider your use of statins, as a study in Clinical Cardiology found that heart muscle function was significantly better in the control group than in those taking statin drugs!iii Further, keeping your cholesterol levels higher may actually help you to prevent disease, and is not actually linked to heart disease.Serra Enzyme 80,000IU …Buy New $29.00(as of 10:50 EST – Details)

For the vast majority of people, statin drugs are an unnecessary health risk youre better off avoiding and you definitely want to avoid the trap of taking them to lower your cholesterol. Other common heart disease medications, like high blood pressure drugs and even aspirin, do absolutely nothing to address the underlying causes of the condition.

It is rare when a drug is appropriate for treatment of a chronic condition like heart disease, but that doesnt stop pharmaceutical companies from creating more of them. Currently, researchers are working on nearly 300 new medications for heart disease and stroke but you likely have all the tools you need for prevention and treatment at your disposal right now.

If You Have Stable Heart Disease, Lifestyle Changes Should be Your Go-To Treatment

Most chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, are largely preventable with simple lifestyle changes. Imagine the lowered death toll, not to mention costs to the economy, if more people decided to take control of their health heart disease and cancer alone accounted for 47 percent of deaths in the United States in 2010, and there are many strategies you can implement to lower your risk of these diseases and most of the leading causes of death in the United States.

In the case of heart disease, the healthy lifestyle strategies that follow are not only effective as prevention; theyre also useful for treatment. So what does a healthy lifestyle entail?

Omega-3 fat like that found in krill oil improves endothelial function, a major factor in promoting the growth of new blood vessels, and has beneficial effects on your hearts electrical system, preventing potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorders.NOW Supplements, Vitam…Buy New $9.40(as of 10:30 EST – Details)

Omega-3 deficiency may actually be a significant underlying factor in up to 96,000 premature deaths each year, including some of those from coronary heart disease and stroke. Even the FDA allows claims for omega-3 for heart disease; it is one of the few food health claims that the FDA allows and, yes, I view omega-3 fats not as just another supplement, but as an essential food you need to include in your diet.

How to Determine Your Heart Disease Risk

Before deciding on an angioplasty, its important to be able to accurately gauge your heart disease risk and you should know that your total cholesterol level is just about worthless in determining this risk unless it is close to 340 or higher.

Instead, one of the most important risk factors will be your HDL to cholesterol ratio.

I have seen a number of people with levels over 250 who actually were at low heart disease risk due to their HDL levels. Conversely, I have seen even more who had cholesterol levels under 200 that were at a very high risk of heart disease based on the following additional tests:

HDL percentage is a very potent heart disease risk factor. Just divide your HDL level by your cholesterol. That percentage should ideally be above 24 percent. Below 10 percent, its a significant indicator of risk for heart disease. You can also do the same thing with your triglycerides and HDL ratio. That ratio should be below 2.

If you have type 2 diabetes, youre automatically at an increased risk so you can move ahead to my recommendations above. In fact, anyone can use the above recommendations because their only side effects are improved health! Thats the beauty of it. Together, these steps can drastically lower your heart disease risk and improve heart health sometimes quite rapidly. If youre otherwise healthy and your heart disease is stable, only after exhausting these strategies should more invasive options, like drugs and angioplasty, be considered.

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Help Your Brain – LewRockwell

Mar, 6th 2019 2:49 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

By Dr. Mercola

Even though your brain affects everything you do, you probably dont give it literally much thought. Clever pun aside, how often do you actually consider what your brain may need to stay healthy? Given the fact your brain impacts all aspects of your life from happiness and health, to relationships and rest its important you understand how to take care of it.

While aging and genes have some effect, they may not have the final word about the fate of your brain. Your brains lifelong neuroplasticity enables you to have continual influence over its health based on how you eat, sleep, exercise, express yourself, manage stress and more. The actions, attitudes and thoughts you have today, as well as the daily lifestyle choices you make, all play a meaningful role in your brains health.

With more than 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimers disease and as many as 16 million expected to suffer with it by 2050,1brain care is not a subject you can afford to ignore. Start today by reviewing the following 10 actions you can take daily to positively impact the health of your brain.2

1. Get Proper Sleep

About 1 in 3 Americans gets less than seven hours of sleep a night, and an estimated 83.6 million adults in the U.S. are sleep-deprived.3,4You may be suffering from sleep deprivation if you work thenight shift, have a sleep disorder such assleep apneaor spend a lot of time in front of electronic gadgets at night. Particularly if your habit is to sleep five or fewer hours a night, you may be putting yourself at risk of cognitive decline and memory issues that will only accelerate as you age.

Dr. Paul Mathew, neurologist and assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, underscores the value of sleep to your overall health and well-being. He says:5

Sleep is a critically important component of human existence. On average, humans spend about 25 to 35 percent of their lives sleeping. Sleep allows both the body and brain to rest and recover from the stress of daily life. As such, trouble sleeping can cause a range of health problems, and, if left untreated, dire consequences.

Even if sleep duration is good, sleep quality can be quite poor. People who wake up many times during the night can have some nights with zero hours of deep, restful sleep. Poor sleep quantity and/or quality can cause excessive daytime drowsiness chronic fatigue, headaches, mood issues, irritability, poor memory and cognitive dysfunction.

The National Sleep Foundation offers three tips to support your bodys need for quality sleep:6

Whatever your approach, research suggests adults need right around eight hours of sleep a night. The sleep needs of seniors, young adults, teenagers and children vary. If you are not sure how much sleep you should be getting, review thesleep needs according to your age. Using a wearable fitness tracker at night may help you gain more insight into your sleep patterns.

2. Train Your Unconscious Mind

According to the documentary Automatic Brain: The Magic of the Unconscious Mind, your subconscious mind manages about 90 percent of everything you do whether you are asleep or awake. You may be surprised to learn your conscious mind plays only a minor role in guiding your life. In reality, most of what you think, say and do every day is a function of your automatic, or unconscious brain (also known as your subconscious). Without you fully realizing it, your brain essentially is running your life on autopilot.

Because your subconscious plays such a big role, you will benefit from a better understanding of it, which will help you leverage it to your full advantage. Writing in Psychology Today, Matt James, Ph.D., president of The Empowerment Partnership and master trainer of neuro linguistic programming, assigns several qualities to your unconscious brain. Among them, states James, your unconscious brain:7

Acts like a young child: Similar to a young child, your unconscious mind needs clear, detailed directions and lots of reminders. It takes instructions literally, so be sure to give it specific (and positive) guidance.

Communicates through emotion and symbols:To get your attention quickly, your unconscious mind uses feelings, imagery and symbols. Its your job to discern what they mean.

Deals with positives only:Negative words like dont, no or not are largely ignored by your unconscious mind. For this reason, it is better to say, I am going to improve my health by avoiding smoking as opposed to I dont want to smoke. You can also use creative imaging to center your mind on positive thoughts.

Because your unconscious mind has a pervasive influence on your life, you can actively harness its power and direct its influence in positive, life-giving ways by:8

Expressing yourself artistically:Artistic endeavors such as coloring, drawing or painting make use of your subconscious by allowing your creativity to surface and making space for the expression of your true feelings. Because the goal is to tap into your unconscious mind, you dont need to be a great artist, just open to the creative process.

Rehearsing desired outcomes:A great way to program a new activity, skill or thought into your unconscious mind is to rehearse it and repeat it until it takes root. Similar to the countless songs and jingles lodged in your subconscious, you can rehearse new attitudes, ideas, outcomes and thoughts that you want to become reality. By frequently repeating out loud what you want, you aid your subconscious mind in catching on and helping you achieve your desired outcomes.

Reviewing before bed:A great way to learn new material, such as exam material, goals, presentations or speeches, is to review it right before you go to sleep. Doing so helps transfer the content to your subconscious, putting it at the forefront of your mind as you drift off to sleep, and potentially influencing the content of your dreams.

3. Focus on One Task at a Time

Multitasking is perceived to be more efficient than a single-minded focus, but youll feel calmer and more relaxed if you choose to focus on one task at a time. Think about the last time you tried to talk on the phone with a friend while cooking supper or checking your email. I bet you missed much of what your friend was saying because your brain was trying to split time between two very different activities.

Research conducted by Stanford University suggests multitasking reduces your efficiency because your brain can only do one thing well at a time. The study authors said: People who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information do not pay attention, control their memory or switch from one job to another as well as those who prefer to complete one task at a time.9,10So, give your brain a break and put your focus exclusively on the one task or person at hand. You may be surprised at the results.

4. Exercise Regularly

If you exercise regularly, you not only will have a healthier body, but a better brain, too. Regardless of your age, exercise can provide enormous benefits for your body and your mind. If youre over 40, its especially important to step up your exercise program because your physical strength, stamina, balance and flexibility are beginning to decline due to age. Fortunately, doing the right type of exercise can help you counteract these declines.

To achieve optimal benefits, youll want to establish a comprehensive exercise program that includeshigh-intensity exercises, strength training, core exercises and stretching. I also urge you to consider walking, in addition to your regular workout regimen, aiming for 10,000 to 15,000 steps per day. Avoid sitting as much as possible limiting your sitting to three hours a day or less.Prolonged sittingis a risk factor for chronic disease and early death even if you are very fit and exercise regularly.

In terms of the effect exercise has on your brain, scientists have suggested it can trigger a change in the way your amyloid precursor protein is metabolized, thereby slowing down the onset and progression of Alzheimers.11Exercise also increases your levels of the protein PGC-1alpha. Research has shown people with Alzheimers have less PGC-1alpha in their brains.

A meta-analysis of 19 research studies published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine12suggests exercise has strong, positive effects on the brains of individuals ages 6 to 35. The study authors said, acute physical exercise enhances executive functioning in preadolescent children, adolescents and young adults.

5. Write Down Your Thoughts

The prevalence of computers, smartphones and tablets, as well as the diminished emphasis on handwriting means communication involving pen and paper is becoming less common. As such, technology is causing us to miss out on the brain benefits of writing. For example, research suggests writing things by hand helps you better internalize information and ensures you retain it.13,14The study authors stated:15

[E]ven when laptops are used solely to take notes, they may still be impairing learning because their use results in shallower processing. In three studies, we found that students who took notes on laptops performed worse on conceptual questions than students who took notes longhand. We show laptop note takers tendency to transcribe lectures verbatim, rather than processing information and reframing it in their own words, is detrimental to learning.

In addition, getting your thoughts down on paper can help you remove mind clutter, especially before going to bed. If you are feeling highly stressed and anticipate not sleeping well as a result, make time to write out your thoughts before going to bed. Simply take out a pad of paper and a pen, set a timer for five to 10 minutes and begin writing whatever comes to mind. Avoid editing yourself and write literally anything and everything that comes to mind.

When left unchecked, lingering negative feelings and the emotional stress accompanying them can wreak havoc on your brain health. This is true even if you are doing everything else diet, exercise and sleep, for instance right. Over time, as you stick with this habit ideally as a weekly or even daily activity your brain will connect with your subconscious, uncovering and surfacing valuable insights and thoughts of which you had previously been unaware.

If you are not sure how to address the issues and concerns that surface as you write them on paper, you might try theEmotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). It is a handy tool that involves light tapping over the major energy meridians of your body. EFT is quick and painless, and you can use it as often as you need to unload emotional baggage.

6. Eat a Healthy Diet

The following dietary recommendations are vital for maintaining brain health and staving off Alzheimers:

Eat real food, ideally organic. Be sure to choose organic grass fed meats and animal products. Research has shown vegetables to be particularly beneficial for slowing age-related cognitive decline due to the antioxidants they contain. Avoid processed foods of all kinds because they contain items known to be harmful to your brain, such as refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, glutinous grains, genetically engineered ingredients and pesticides.

Replace refined carbohydrates with healthy fats. Contrary to what most people think, your brain does not need carbohydrates and sugars for fuel. What it does need is healthy fats, such as saturated animal fats and animal-basedomega-3s, which are far more important for optimal brain function. Avoid all trans fats and hydrogenated fats such as margarine and various butter-like spreads, as well as vegetable oils like canola and soybean oil.

Healthy fats support your mitochondria, a topic addressed more thoroughly in my book Fat for Fuel. Healthy fats to add to your daily diet include:

Avoid gluten and casein.The main items to forgo in this category are wheat and pasteurized dairy, but not dairy fat such as butter. Research shows your blood-brain barrier is negatively affected by gluten. Gluten also makes your gut more permeable. This allows proteins to get into your bloodstream where they promote autoimmunity and inflammation, both of which play a role in the development of Alzheimers.

Optimize your gut flora.You can strengthen your gut microbiome not only by abstaining from processed foods, but also by avoiding antibacterial products, antibiotics and fluoridated water. You can fortify your gut by regularly eating cultured andfermented foods, or using a high-quality probiotic. My 2015 interview with Dr. David Perlmutter explores the compelling connection between yourgut microbes and brain health, relating it to neurological diseases such as Alzheimers.

7. Keep Your Mind Active

Keeping your mind active and mentally stimulated has been shown to be an effective antidote for resisting cognitive decline, especially as you age. Challenging yourself with mental exercise is believed to activate processes in your brain that keep your brain cells alive, support the growth of new nerve cells and foster communication among your nerve cells.

If you frequently watch TV and think of it as a form of mental stimulation, you need to know it is actually associated with mental decline.16A few of the beneficial activities you can do at any age to keep your mind active include:17

8. Eliminate Toxins

You can help your brain by eliminating toxins that have been shown to negatively affect it (and the rest of your body). A few of the toxins you should avoid are:

Aluminum:Aluminum can cross your blood-brain barrier and has been directly linked to Alzheimers. Sources of aluminum include antiperspirants, nonstick cookware and vaccine adjuvants. Learn more abouthow to detox aluminum.

Dental amalgam fillings:Dental amalgam fillings, which are 50 percent mercury by weight, are a major source of heavy-metal toxicity. If you have amalgams and are in reasonably good health, review mymercury detox protocoland enlist the services of a biological dentist to remove them.

Flu vaccinations:No matter what you have been told about its effectiveness and importance, carefully consider the risks before getting the flu vaccine. Many flu vaccines contain both aluminum and mercury, which are considerably more damaging to your health than the illness itself. Studies have also repeatedly shown theflu vaccine rarely works.

Statins and anticholinergic drugs:Statin drugsare problematic because they suppress the synthesis of cholesterol and deplete your brain of coenzyme Q10, vitamin K2 and neurotransmitter precursors. Drugs that block acetylcholine, a nervous system neurotransmitter, have been shown to contribute to memory loss in some individuals.18,19These drugs include certain antidepressants, antihistamines, bladder-control medications, narcotic pain relievers and sleep aids.

Microwave radiation from cellphones and other wireless technologies.Last year, Dr. Martin Pall published a scientific review20showing how microwave radiation from cell phones, Wi-Fi routers and computers and tablets not in airplane mode is clearly associated with many neuropsychiatric disorders, including Alzheimers.

Microwaves emitted from devices such as these increase intracellular calcium through voltage gated calcium channels (VGCCs), and one of the tissues with the highest density of VGCCs is your brain. Once these VGCCs are stimulated they trigger the release of neurotransmitters, neuroendocrine hormones and highly damaging reactive oxygen species, significantly raising your risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers.

Based on this mechanism, it seems clear that chronic exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can play a significant role in dementia and that as a society, we need to take this very seriously. On a personal level, be sure to limit your exposure to wireless technology. Simple measures include turning your Wi-Fi off at night, not carrying your cellphone on your body and not keeping portable phones, cellphones and other electric devices in your bedroom.

9. Meditate

Meditation helps you take a deliberate break from the stream of thoughts constantly flowing in and out of your mind. Some people use it to promote spiritual growth or find inner peace, while others use it as a powerful relaxation and stress-reduction tool. A 2012 study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience asserts meditation can have a long-term effect on your mental state because it prompts changes in your amygdala, a region of your brain associated with processing emotion. The authors stated:21

[Eight] weeks of training in meditation yielded distinct changes in amygdala activation This finding suggests that meditation training may affect emotional processing in everyday life, and not just during meditation. This is consistent with the hypothesis that meditative states can result in enduring changes in mental function.

Research from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine also supports the notion of meditation as a form of mental exercise that can help regulate your attention and emotions and improve your well-being.22

10. Be Optimistic

A study published in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience23suggests healthy adults who have a larger orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) tend to be more optimistic and have less anxiety. Your OFC is a region of your brain located in your prefrontal cortex just behind your eyes it plays a key role in regulating your emotions and behavior through the integration of intellectual and emotional information.

Researchers believe the size of your OFC appears to predict your tendency toward either anxiety or optimism. According to Psychology Today,24the study:

[S]hows that optimism may ultimately protect [you] from anxiety by stimulating changes in the OFC. It appears that [you] can create an upward spiral by altering the gray matter volume of the OFC. In future studies, [researchers] plan to test whether optimism can be increased and anxiety reduced by training people in tasks that engage the OFC, or by finding ways to boost optimism directly.

Lead researcher Florin Dolcos, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois, believes cultivating optimistic thoughts can have a lasting effect on your brain. He said, If you can train peoples responses, the theory is that over longer periods, their ability to control their responses on a moment-by-moment basis will eventually be embedded in their brain structure.25

Even One Change Can Make a Big Difference in Your Brain Health

Dementia and Alzheimers have become so common that you may be unconsciously accepting these conditions as a natural part of aging, unfortunate family genes or both. The truth is, you can positively influence your brain. The actions I suggested above will help ensure your mind remains sharp and resilient for many years to come.

I encourage you to choose one of the suggestions and begin acting on it today. Making just one change can make a big difference in your brain health. Take care of your brain and it will take care of you.

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The Horrible Health Effects of Yeast/Fungus Overgrowth …

Mar, 6th 2019 2:49 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Yeast overgrowth is rampant in America. It begins with an intestinal flora imbalance that results in yeast overgrowth that goes systemic. Please note that this means you do not have to be female to have this men have it too.

Common symptoms of yeast overgrowth include gas and bloating, indigestion or heartburn, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, sugar/carbohydrate cravings, blood sugar swings, food sensitivities, sensitivities to smells, insomnia, prostatitis, PMS, endometriosis, urinary tract infections, headaches, allergies, eczema, rashes, skin tags, weak and pealing fingernails, memory loss, arthritis, eye problems, sinusitis, thick & ropy saliva, coated tongue, and fungal infections such as athletes foot and fingernail/toenail infections.

Getting rid of yeast/fungus is one of the first steps to take in rebalancing the body so it can heal itself. One of the main problems with yeast overgrowth is that it makes everything that is out of balance worse this goes for headaches, allergies, arthritis, skin conditions, cholesterol, etc. Yeast/fungus limits our ability to digest and use our nutrients. It limits our ability to manufacture B vitamins (look back at my previous article on B vitamin deficiency) and also our ability to convert beta carotene to vitamin A.

When someone has yeast overgrowth, their blood will have small green chunks of fungus in it. Yuck! They will crave carbohydrates and complain of having no energy and they will just not feel well.

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Yeast overgrowth is common in children who are hyper, have attention problems, stomach aches, bed wetting, skin rashes, asthma and allergies. This translates to adults with similar problems including the same symptoms children have, but instead of bed wetting, the issue turns into frequent urinary tract infections. Adults will also have more headaches with yeast/fungus. Almost every autoimmune conditions has yeast overgrowth as a component.

The point I am making is that systemic yeast is a big problem. If you have it, work on getting your body back into balance naturally.

Getting rid of yeast overgrowth involves herbal supplements, dietary changes, elimination (if possible) of immunosuppressive drugs and antibiotics, rebalancing and strengthening the immune system, and repopulating the intestines with the appropriate bacterial balance.

Natural products that eliminate yeast are caprylic acid, oregano, grapefruit seed extract, garlic, olive leaf, pau darco and cellulase. Most of the natural products are taken in stages. The first stage involves killing the yeast. The second stage involves repopulating the body with appropriate beneficial bacteria by using probiotics.

Both stages need to be supported by an appropriate diet that eliminates foods that feed the yeast. Foods that easily convert to sugar or are high in natural sugar such as fruit, fruit juices, refined grains and products made from refined grains, dairy products, alcohol, and sweets should be eliminated. Other foods that should be eliminated are foods with natural molds such as peanuts and peanut butter, vinegar, and mushrooms. You can search the internet for yeast diets if you want more specifics.

The ease of eliminating yeast overgrowth many times depends on the length of time the body has been out of balance. If yeast overgrowth recurs after such a program, the immune system most likely needs to be supported or an ongoing maintenance program may be necessary.

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HCG Injections – Read This Before Buying – Updated 2019

Mar, 6th 2019 2:48 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

HCG injections for weight loss are popular, because they have a history of allowing women in particular to lose weight quickly. HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) is associated with fertility and pregnancy but is also favoured by women wanting a quick weight loss solution. High HCG levels in males or non-pregnant females on this regime can be a cancer indicator, so it is important that potential users discuss the idea with their medical professional before beginning a course of HCG injections. HCG does not need a prescription, but each dieters need will vary so a medical professional will be best placed to advise on the specifics.

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For people considering HCG injections, it is imperative to pick the supplier with the best pharmacy-grade product and full injection kits. Online research will identify the best option for each individual user. Many suppliers also offer telephone consultations to assist with questions and help first time users. HCG works best in conjunction with a calorie-limited intake because it targets the fat cells in the body. As the fat is removed, so the muscles are revealed.

Many crash diets do not discriminate between fat and muscle and the net result is that valuable muscle mass is lost. HCG targets fat and calories, thus leaving the muscle mass intact and making it look like amazing weight loss has occurred when it is actually efficient targeting which causes it (as well as the calorie restricted diet, just as with many diet programs). In pregnant women, HCG targets fat cells and converts them to nutrition for mother and baby. In non-pregnant users, it does the same thing, but this results in weight loss. By eating only protein, fruit and vegetables while undertaking the course of injections, users can potentially achieve better results.

Users say that HCG increases the effect of their natural metabolism. This will vary from person to person. There may also be a longer period of suppressed hunger, which could make consuming less food easier in the long run. Users should be aware that there could be side effects, as with any forced change in dietary habit. This is why a consultation with a medical professional is recommended before starting this course. Many sites promoting HCG also offer an in-depth analysis of the four stages of a typical HCG program from preparation to 2 months or so later.

Otherwise, potential users should be prepared for the usual before-and-after photos on any site they visit, as well as the slightly more unusual tales of being able to maintain the weight loss for years after finishing the initial course. It is possible to use HCG in conjunction with an existing clinic, but the online availability makes it cheaper for many people. The injections, made up from unmixed powder formula, are preferable to drops for results. A majority of the supply is currently US-produced and therefore may cost more to ship to other countries, if shipping abroad is even possible due to individual postal company regulations.

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It is fair to say that HCG injections are not for everyone. Some dieters may prefer the standard peer-support weekly weight loss groups, slow and steady with prescribed recipes and permitted cheat days. The speed of weight loss often attributed to a course of HCG injections is part of its appeal, as is the fact that it seems to contribute to a consistent ability to maintain the target weight.

As always, weight loss programs are all different because humans are all different. Some will be able to inject themselves, others will prefer a more traditional approach and some may thrive on powdered meal replacements. Whatever the choice, the option is available, with a wealth of information and sales online.

hCGinjections- why the diet is gaining popularity.

The hCG diet has massively increased inpopularity in recent years. Many people ask why, and its very likely down tothe fact that participants have been seen to lose up to a pound a day without goinghungry. While this may sound too good to be true, many people attest to theamazing results theyve had with this diet. Weight loss set aside, there arenumerous other reasons why many people have been adopting a hCG diet. Before weget into these reasons, lets explain what its all about.

The hCG diet involves upping levels of hCGin your body whilst sticking to eating only 500 calories a day. hCG is said toward off uncomfortable hunger associated with a low-calorie diet, taking a lotof the struggle out of weight loss.

hCG stands for human chorionicgonadotropin. hCG is a hormone naturally produced by the human body duringearly pregnancy. The most effective way to up your levels of hCG is to injectit into your bloodstream, usually with a small insulin needle. For those whodont like the sound of a needle, there are drops, sprays and even pellets-making the diet accessible to all.

The hCG protocol is not intended for longterm use. It is designed to be used for a period of 3 to 6 weeks. Within thistime participants can expect to see a huge amount of weight loss. That meansthat with only 3-6 weeks of hard work, individuals could lose up to 40 pounds.After the period is over, healthy habits picked up during the scheme will setparticipants up for success in the months following.

Despite the 500 calorie limit of hCG, thereare plenty of tasty meals that comply with the guidelines of the diet. If 500calories seem too low, there is an 800 calorie option that still promotesweight loss.

Not only does hCG ward off hunger painsduring dieting, but there are also numerous other reasons which have seen thediet gaining more and more proponents in recent years. In this article, we willbe covering the main reasons.

Weight loss of up to 1 pound a day.

For many, weight loss can be a hugestruggle. Often, failure to lose weight can lead to serious mental strain,stress and problems with body image. Some need to lose weight for healthreasons, and it can be a big problem when the pounds just arent budging. hCGallows individuals to stick to a low-calorie diet with no hunger and this canbe a huge help.

With quick results- the problem is solvedfaster than with conventional dieting, allowing participants to reach theirgoals faster.

Muscle mass retention.

On the hCG diet, the body is encouraged toburn calories using the fat that is already stored in the body. This avoidseating up muscle mass. This is further encouraged by a low-calorie diet whichstill incorporates enough protein to nourish the muscles.

Most weight loss diets lead to not only theloss of fat, but also the loss of muscle mass. This can cause a whole host ofissues. Loss of muscle mass can cause weakness, and possibly lead to healthconditions such as osteoporosis. It can also cause gym performance level todecrease, so hCG is a good way to lose weight while still reaching fitnessgoals.

On top of this, a lack of muscle caused byweight loss will make the body appear less toned. This could be an issue forthose trying to lose weight to improve their appearance.

Improved metabolism.

As mentioned before, hCG is a hormonenaturally produced by the body during early pregnancy. This hormone increasesthe rate of metabolism. This is because a faster metabolism is needed bypregnant women in order to properly process the nutrients needed for two lives.Individuals looking to lose weight can experience the same increase inmetabolism by upping their own levels of hCG. Those with a higher metabolismuse more calories to complete their daily activities, so less of the food theyconsume will be retained and stored as fat in the body.

Increased energy levels and endurance.

The weight loss facilitated by a hCG diet comes along with a string of further benefits. Having a healthier body will lead to increased energy levels. Day to day activities will become easier, and individuals will have more energy to do the things they love. Participants may find that spending those few extra hours at work or at the gym isnt so painful anymore. Endurance levels will rise as the body will have less weight to support. This makes exercise more pleasurable and easier to incorporate into daily life. This sets individuals up for success years down the line from completing the hCG regimen.

Improved libido and sex life.

hCG acts as a natural hormone balancer,encouraging improved hormone levels in the body. What follows is the release of sexualendocrines such as testosterone, leading to increased libido. This is reallyuseful for older men. As men age, they start naturally producing lesstestosterone. This can cause problems such as erectile dysfunction. hCGinjections can have a knock-on effect of reducing these issues whilst alsocontributing to weight loss efforts.

Howto get started

So, youre probably wondering how you go about buying hCG shots. The easiest way to do this is to buy online. Before you order anything, though, you want to make sure that you are ordering from a reputable site. Read the website carefully, and check if they have any reviews from previous customers. It is of utmost importance to ensure the website has legally been set up to provide reputable hCG products and services.

Often, websites will sell homoeopathic hCG. This does not contain the real hCG hormone and will not lead to the same results. Ensure that the product youre buying really contains the hCG hormone.

If you are intending on administering hCGas an injection, it should be bought in a mixed powder form. Some companieswill sell the hCG premixed, but this should be avoided. This is because oncehCG is mixed into a liquid solution, it needs to be refrigerated constantly.Its potency begins to decrease over time. hCG usually lasts for about 4 weeksbefore it has degraded in potency enough to cease its function.

If youre wondering how much hCG youregoing to need, 1 vial of 5000iu hCG will last around 3-4 weeks. The dosageamount required to subdue hunger varies from person to person. The majority ofpeople will find that a dose between 125iu and 175iu will be sufficient. Malestend to need higher dosages than females, and higher dosages are required whenthere is more weight to lose. The best way to discover the best dose for you isto begin at 125/150ui and go up from there in 10/15ui increments. If you findyourself hungry at the end of the day, your dose is likely too low. If you findyourself hungry in the morning, your dose is likely too high.

For health and safety reasons, you willneed a new syringe for each day you plan on taking the hCG diet. Syringes willbe disposed of after one use. The needles used for a hCG regimen are short andthin, so theyre not as intimidating as one might think. A small vial holds theliquid and a plunger is used to pull the liquid into the syringe. There arevarious places on the body that can be injected, and it is best to consult amedical professional about the place best suited for you. Some participantsinject in the legs, stomach or arms.

There are alternatives to hCG injectionsfor those who feel uncomfortable using a needle. Some people like to use hCGhormone drops. These eliminate using a needle, but when using drops, twice asmuch hCG is required. Due to the size of hCG molecules, they do not absorb intothe bloodstream very efficiently through the mouth. Pellets are an option whichsome participants of the diet prefer. They are probably the easiest way to upyour levels of hCG, but they also come with downsides. Since the pellets have aset dosage of hCG in each one, it is much harder to regulate your dose. Asmentioned previously, dosage requirements do vary from person to person, sousing pellets makes it much harder to meet your exact needs.

As apparent in this article, there areseveral reasons as to why the hCG diet has been gaining in popularity in recentyears. Not only does the diet promise weight loss of up to a pound a day, butupping levels of hCG has also been seen to provide many other benefits.Increased energy levels, improved sex life, a healthier metabolism and musclemass retention are all reasons to consider beginning the diet. If you do decideto start a hCG diet, it is best to first consult your doctor for professionaladvice.

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Mar, 5th 2019 10:46 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

How does HCG diet injections work?

HCG diet injection does not actually make you lose weight but it changes how you lose weight. The hormone resets the hypothalamus that causes your body to use the abnormal fats and converts it into energy. At the same time, the hormone reduces your feeling of being hungry while on a very low-calorie diet.

Without the hormone in your body, you will actually be burning your lean muscles which in turn will negatively affect your metabolism. HCG diet injection will keep you from losing your muscle mass while on the diet. The hormone also elevates other hormones in your body that creates a muscle building effects.

HCG diet injection is prescribed during the HCG diet that is generally divided into three phases:

Those who wanted to lose about 15 pounds or less, you can do the of 26 days protocol. But for those who wanted to lose so much weight, they can do the 46 days protocol in multiple cycles.

One of the most challenging aspects of the HCG diet is having the right dose. Most of the time, a dose of 125 IU to 150 UI is perfect. However, everyone is different. Youll know that your dose is just right for you if your hunger level is normal. When your dose is correct, you wont feel too hungry at all. But when your hunger level isnt normal anymore, you might want to adjust your dosage. Its either your dose can be too high or too low that you might want to adjust it. You can lower your dose by 50 IU if you are taking 200 IU or add another 25 IU if you are having only 125 UI.

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Weight Management – Regional Health Orthopedic & Specialty …

Mar, 5th 2019 10:45 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Many people struggle to lose weight and keep it off. If your weight is starting to affect your health and your way of life, and youve tried other weight loss methods without success, it may be time to consider weight-loss surgery. Weight-loss surgery has been life-changing for many people. Is it right for you?

Guidelines for weight loss surgery:

Weight-loss or bariatric surgery procedures such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and adjustable gastric banding, work by changing the anatomy of your gastrointestinal tract (stomach and digestive system) or by causing different physiological changes in your body that change your energy balance and fat metabolism.

By changing your gastrointestinal anatomy, certain bariatric procedures affect the production of intestinal hormones in a way that reduces hunger and appetite and increases feelings of fullness. The end result is less desire to eat. These surgically induced changes in hormones are different from those produced by dietary weight loss alone.

When you meet with your surgeon, different surgical options will be presented, and you and the surgeon will decide which procedure is best for you. It is important to remember that bariatric surgery is a tool. Weight-loss success depends on many important factors such as nutrition, exercise and behavior modification.

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HGH Therapy for Arthritis & Joint Pain (Peptide Injections …

Mar, 5th 2019 10:45 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Is pain an uninvited bed-mate that you struggle daily with? Are you tired of through-the-roof medical expenses that seem to be making things worse?

Living a life filled with pain, limited mobility, and negative side-effects due to damaging medications is no way to live life.

Unfortunately, too many people suffer with different forms of arthritis and its infamous symptoms of pain, weakness, immobility, and overall health deterioration.

These symptoms often lead sufferers to develop an on-set of even more traumatic expressions such as depression, weight gain, muscle loss, decrease in energy, poor heart health, and even an overall compromised immune system that is unable to defend the body or function at its optimum to improve quality of life.

Despite years and years of successful strides in human growth hormone (HGH) research and treatment, there is also documented detrimental side-effects that can make matters worse and prevent correct and much-wanted healing and regeneration that a pain-free life can offer.

So what else is there and what options do you have?

Advancements in alternative therapies are making their rise due to their abilities to provide the same benefits without the harmful and almost guaranteed risks.

The positive benefits of using peptides for arthritis is speaking for itself.

But first, how does arthritis affect your life or the lives of those you love?

In 2012, it was reported that almost 23 percent of Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. By the year 2030, its estimated that 37 percent of all American adults will suffer from limited mobility due to arthritis related symptoms.

But what is arthritis? Its an abnormality of inflammation to the joints that causes pain, swelling, limited mobility, and infection. There are different types of arthritis such as:

Knowing that pain is the common trademark of the variations of these diseases, its even more important to address effective treatment to not only reduce harmful risks, but ultimately to improve quality of life.

This is the most common form of arthritis that many experience and endure.

Its also known as degenerative joint disease and although the causes vary, its typically brought on by age due to daily wear and tear, some sort of joint infection possibly caused by localized disease, or some type of trauma the joint experienced like an injury.

As you age, your hormone production can easily turn into a deficiency and growth hormones needed to ensure muscle protection and growth to protect and create muscles, tissues, and cartilage is compromised.

Water content in the joints reduces and the cartilage that nicely cushions your joints thats supported by natural biological processes such as growth hormones can become stiff and break down.

This can cause a lot of pain for the connecting bones as they can rub together, become weak and break off and cause bone spurs.

Experiencing pain, stiffness, tenderness, loss of mobility due to pain, and loss of flexibility is a daily struggle that sufferers have to deal with.

Osteoarthritis sufferers can experience this localized pain in the:

Although flare-ups and remissions are common experiences, the joints and bones continue to disintegrate and get worse as time goes on, unless effective treatment such as hGH hormone therapy can be incorporated.

This autoimmune disease is when the body starts to mistakenly attack itself. The lining of healthy joint tissue is called synovium and the immune system falsely believes that its some sort of foreign invader like a bacteria or virus.

Unlike osteoarthritis where it remains localized to the joint, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can spread over time.

It can typically begin in the feet, hands, wrists, and ankles, but can continue to spread where there is more healthy synovium like in the jaw, elbows, shoulders, hips, neck, and even cause knee pain.

More sad news is that it can even affect organs like the eyes and the lungs, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

Growth hormones responsible for protecting and building strong tissues and muscles are compromised in their ability to support the synovium and joints.

Because of this, a growth hormone deficiency can accelerate rheumatoid arthritis extremely detrimental effect on the joints and bones.

Joint deformities occur and the bone starts to disintegrate and erode. You can expect to experience:

Because its also what you call a systemic disease, additional symptoms include:

Although there is no cure, hGH for rheumatoid arthritis can be an extremely effective treatment that can reduce the dangerous risks of other therapies that make symptoms and side-effects worse.

Human growth hormones (hGH) are used for a variety of biological support because of their ability to protect and encourage natural processes that occur in the body.

Athletes and dieters use hGH for back pain, for endurance and performance support, muscle protection and growth, and even to stimulate healthy levels of increased oxidation throughout the body and to vital organs and muscles.

But can hGH help arthritis?

The above benefits are of note since hGH replacement therapy is proving to provide the same as well as additional benefits to those who suffer from various forms of arthritis.

When hGH replacement therapy is used to treat symptoms of arthritis, you need to take into account a growth hormone deficiency (GHD) that is contributing to the disease.

Many who suffer from GHD tend to have arthritis, osteoporosis, and body composition abnormalities that stem from metabolic, bone, and somatic deterioration. GHD results in:

The bottom line is: GHD results in altered bone composition and joint physiology that dramatically increases the risk of osteoarthritis and other related diseases.

However like with all medications, even natural alternatives have side-effects and downsides that requires careful consideration prior to use.

This brings you to asking the next few questions:

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hGH injections stimulate the pituitary gland to increase growth hormone levels to correct the deficiency.

When growth hormone levels are stabilized to address the deficiency, your bone density increases making them stronger and less prevalent to fractures and deterioration.

With hGH, RA and osteoarthritis symptoms and effects can be reduced.

Growth hormones also support the surrounding healthy tissues and muscles of joints such as the synovium, cartilage, and ligaments.

The benefits of improving your growth hormone levels decreases the risks of suffering from associated joint-pain.

At this point you may be feeling slightly confused, after all, if you have done your research into hGH injections you will know that a very real side-effect of their use is joint and muscle pain.

This seems quite counterproductive since these are the very symptoms you are attempting to relieve when using hGH for arthritis.

But do not lose heart, there is a very effective alternative that will boost natural hGH production without the associated risks of hGH injections. These risks include:

As you can see from this list, although the benefits of hGH are highly sought after, the negative side effects can actually do more damage than its worth.

Because of hGHs ability to interfere with pituitary production, it can actually create problems that stem from excess growth hormones wreaking havoc.

It can suppress the pituitarys natural process of producing growth hormones and in turn can cause joint pain, joint and bone abnormalities, carpel tunnel syndrome, and other negative side-effects.

But there is another option thats closely related to how hGH replacement therapy works

To achieve the benefits of HGH replacement therapy, without the risks of using hGH, peptide therapy is recommended instead.

There are different hGH peptides that stimulate the right amount of levels to repair and correct deficiencies. Some of these hGH secretagogues include:

Whats different about these compounds, is that theyre actually growth hormone stimulators and are superior alternatives to hGH.

These peptides actually work in sync with the pituitary gland and the bodys need to correct the deficiency without any risk of overdosing or getting too much.

A peptide is a small protein thats made up of amino acids that work to naturally support the body.

Instead of strong-holding the pituitary gland to release growth hormones, they petition the gland to stimulate enough hGH to promote the natural supply needed to heal and rejuvenate bone, joints, and tissues.

The results are:

Peptide therapy provides all the wonderful benefits without the risks involved with hGH replacement therapy.

Peptide injections for arthritis are cheaper and more accessible and have the ability to be in tune with the body and your needs.

Its time to say good-bye to chronic pain and help your body rejuvenate, repair, and re-mass so that you can live your life the way you want pain free.

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