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Sunday, September 18, 2011 0 comments

The Leptin Hormone and Its Role on Diet




It’s name is Leptin (derived from the Greek word leptos, meaning “thin”), and it’s without a doubt the most important hormone you probably never heard of.

You see, leptin was only first discovered just over 10 years ago, and as far as weight loss is concerned, that’s extremely recent.

Leptin’s function? To communicate your nutritional status to your body and brain.

Leptin levels are mediated by two things. One is your level of body fat. All else being equal, people with higher levels of body fat will have higher leptin levels than those with lower levels of body fat and vice versa.

Because the leptin hormone is secreted by fat cells, it makes sense that under normal conditions there is a direct correlation between leptin levels and the amount of fat you are carrying.

Unfortunately, when you’re attempting to lose fat and begin to restrict calories, conditions are anything but “normal” and the body responds accordingly by lowering leptin levels.

This is because the second mediator of blood leptin levels is your calorie intake. Lower your calorie intake and leptin will fall, independent of body fat.

So, yes, you can be overweight and still suffer from low leptin levels – just go on a diet.

So what happens when leptin levels fall and why the heck does it matter?

Again, under normal conditions leptin levels are normal and the brain gets the signal loud and clear that nutrition intake is adequate. Metabolism is high and the internal environment of the body is one very conducive to fat burning.


Until you start dieting...

Go on a diet and leptin levels quickly plummet (by 50% or more after only one week), sending a signal to the body that you’re semi-starved and not consuming enough calories.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 2 comments

How Magnets Help Heal Our Bodies


Scientists are beginning to discover the wide-ranging effects of magnetism on the body. Further research is required, but specific physiological effects have been reported:

*Lower cholesterol level.
*Relieves headache & Dizziness.
*Relieves body pain and muscle spasm.
*Helps normalize blood sugar and blood circulation.
*Boost Energy level and strengthen prevent weariness.
*accelerate the metabolism, promote detoxification.
*Good for long distance driving.
*Help in Weight lose.
*Reduces stress.

*Magnets seem to improve the quality of the blood circulation. This can in turn increase the nutrient carrying potential of the blood. Blood flow is a key aspect in health and disease; this is probably one of the main healing benefits of using magnets. Improvedblood quality results in a reduction in inflammation, reduced calcium deposits, lactic acid and other toxins. Tissues detoxify and the healing process begins.

*Ions in the blood carry either a negative or positive charge. As they pass thru a magnetic field they are either attracted or repelled which causes them to accelerate. The ions push against the vessel walls dilating, or opening them which allows for increased blood flow. Heat is generated by the increase in motion thus enhancing circulation. Oxidation is a by-product of ion collisions which carries toxins away from the damaged area so that it may be filtered. Energized and oxygenated cells help heal the damaged tissues. Bio-magnetic therapy is believed to be a way of accessing the body's own electric and magnetic fields thru points on the skin. Some researchers believe that certain types of illnesses are associated with imbalances in the body's biological and magnetic fields.

*It has also been reported that magnets can help block when nerve fibers are subject to a magnetic field, possibly producing endorphins, which are the body's own natural pain killers.
*Magnetism can help heal nervous tissue and bones by speeding up the migration of calcium ions.
*Melatonin production may also be influenced by exposure to magnetic fields; this hormone helps promote restful, sound sleep.

Sunday, July 10, 2011 1 comments

5 Golden Rules Of Staying Injury-Free In The Gym

By Sean Nalewanyj
Natural Bodybuilding Expert & Best-Selling Fitness Author
http://TheMuscleGainTruth.info

Listen, if you want to get big, you have to train big.

Entering the gym and simply going through the motions without a sweat just isn't going to get the job done. You have to overload those muscles with heavy weight and high intensity if you want to see real results. This is without a doubt the most effective means of stimulating muscular growth.

Muscles grow due to a natural adaptive survival response, and if you don't give them a damn good reason to grow, well, they won't.

While training hard and heavy may be awesome for your muscles, it can be trouble for the health of your joints and connective tissue. This is simply the reality of intense weight training, and while there are no guarantees that you will be able to completely avoid getting injured, you can certainly take specific steps to lessen the chance.

An injury is the absolute last thing you could ever hope for, as it will stop you dead in your muscle-building
tracks.

Down below I'm going to outline my "5 golden rules" when it comes to minimizing the risk of injury. If you can honestly say that you implement all 5 of these into your training program, then your risk of getting hurt will be much lower than someone who does not.
Saturday, February 5, 2011 2 comments

Usual Testosterone Supplements in the Market

Here are the following photographs of Testosterone supplements or steroids in the market today. Although this post will not cover all kinds but at least just the most common ones. ^_^ Be informed.

Deca-Durabolin (Injectable)

Di-Anabol 10mg (tablets)
Usual color variations: pink, white, blue

Monday, September 27, 2010 4 comments

6 Biggest Lies About Food


There was a time, when I intentionally washed egg yolks down the drain—and used only the whites—because I thought that egg yolks were bad for my heart. Joyce Hendley tackles this food myth and 12 others in the September/October issue of EatingWell Magazine.

Here are the details of why you should go ahead and eat the yolks, plus highlights of other food myths that just won’t die.

Myth 1: Eggs are bad for your heart.
The Truth: Eggs do contain a substantial amount of cholesterol in their yolks—about 211 mg per large egg. And yes, cholesterol is the fatty stuff in our blood that contributes to clogged arteries and heart attacks. But labeling eggs as “bad for your heart” is connecting the wrong dots, experts say. “Epidemiologic studies show that most healthy people can eat an egg a day without problems,” says Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., R.D., distinguished professor of nutrition at Penn State University. For most of us the cholesterol we eat doesn’t have a huge impact on raising our blood cholesterol; the body simply compensates by manufacturing less cholesterol itself. Saturated and trans fats have much greater impact on raising blood cholesterol. And a large egg contains only 2 grams of saturated fat and no trans fats. The American Heart Association recommends limiting cholesterol intake to less than 300 mg daily—less than 200 mg if you have a history of heart problems or diabetes or are over 55 (women) or 45 (men). “That works out to less than an egg a day for this population—more like two eggs over the course of the week,” notes Kris-Etherton.
Saturday, August 14, 2010 2 comments

The Only Personality Type Who Can Achieve Fitness Success

Concept and Idea by well-known fitness expert Sean Nalewanyj


There are 3 types of people in this world...

1) The ones who say they're going to accomplish something yet they never even attempt it.

They talk the talk and never walk the walk. They spend their lives making excuses for their problems and never actually getting off of their asses to do something about it.

They will waste their years wishing but never having. They will resent and criticize those who succeed because they know that they will never succeed themselves.

They lack willpower and discipline. They are doomed to a life of mediocrity but will never accept responsibility for this.

Saturday, August 7, 2010 2 comments

16 Essential Weight Loss, Health And Fitness Strategies

By David Grisaffi, Corrective Exercise Kinesiologist

www.FlattenYourAbs.net/index.html


 "How To Get Maximum Weight Loss & Fitness Results In Minimum Time"


1. In the beginning, your fitness plan should not be overly aggressive.
One of the biggest problems most people encounter when starting a fitness program is rapidly depleted motivation after only a few weeks due to an overly ambitious fitness plan. Two days per week of 20-minute low-intensity cardiovascular exercise (walking, jogging, biking, swimming); and two days per week of 30-minute light resistance training (using weights or resistance machines) is adequate in the beginning. As you become acclimated to the lifestyle "shift" you can add more days and get improved results. But beware: if you try to do too much too fast, you may end up quitting altogether. If you've tried and failed doing it alone, then I suggest you get a training partner or personal trainer who will help you sustain your motivation.


2. If your goal is fat-loss, then your cardiovascular exercise should be interval intensity.
Your heart rate during cardio exercise should not exceed 50% to 70% of your maximum heart rate. The simple formula for calculating your 100% maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age. If the intensity of your exercise increases your heart rate beyond 70% (which can occur very easily if you are in poor shape), you start shifting from using body fat as your energy source to relying on glucose metabolism. Your personal trainer can supply you with a simple heart rate monitor you can wear during exercise so you always stay in your peak fat-burning range.


3. Don't waste your time working small muscles with isolated movements.
If you don't enjoy doing resistance training or are pressed for time, concentrate on working the largest muscle groups with compound resistance movements. When I see overweight people doing wrist curls or lateral raises, I wonder why. It's generally just a lack of understanding of how their bodies work. Most people want to lose fat and tone and firm their bodies. The way to do that is to use resistance (weights or machines) to train the large muscle groups. Men should be concentrating on legs, chest and back. Women should concentrate more on their legs and back. The best exercises for legs are lunges or squats (your personal trainer will show you the proper form and then monitor you during the exercise) and leg press. The best chest exercise is bench press, and the best back exercise is the seated row. All of these are compound movements, which means they incorporate multiple muscle groups.