I am sure that many of you who follow our founder see the amount of yoga she has gone to recently. There are so many reasons for this transition from weight lifting every single day to doing yoga every single day instead. Now I am also sure you're sitting there thinking to yourself " I couldn't do yoga, I can't hold those crazy positions!" I am here to inform you that those crazy positions... well in the beginning, nobody can do them.
So let's say that you now have an interest in beginning a daily yoga practice. Here are a few pointers to help you get started.
I hope the next time you pass by that yoga class on the way home from work you stop and take a minute to relax.
Garlic has been around forever as a spice in our foods. But why would you even think about adding it to your supplement regimen? Well I will tell you SO many added benefits that garlic has for your body, where I begin I have no idea!
First off there are two main type of garlic; regular sprouted garlic and fermented black garlic(yum! it's my favorite). Let's start with regular sprouted garlic shall we? Garlic contains phytocompounds, these little guys work together to provide an array of responses in the human body. Along with being rich in manganese, calcium, phosphorus, selenium, and vitamins B6 and C it has the added benefit of affecting your bones and thyroid in the best ways.
Have a weak immune system? No problem! Garlic helps the immune function through antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and anti-parasitic properties. It also helps to reduce inflammation, affects more than 150 disease, helps to reduce the risk of osteoarthritis, and protects against clotting, retards plague build up, helps to improve lipids, reduce blood pressure ALL while improving your overall cardiovascular health and circulation. Talk about a little guy who knows how to work! But I am not even CLOSE TO FINISHED!
While all this is going on garlic is like a little warrior who is toxic to 14 different forms of cancer, including; brain, lung, breast & pancreatic. The reason being is it's high potency of antioxidants, one in particular called Allicin. Allicin releases sulfuric acid during the rapid decomposition phase, which in turn reacts with AND neutralizes free radicals in the body faster than any other known compound. Almost like a spark going off between a car battery and the clamp when you are trying to jump start a car. So on top of affect many diseases and cancers, Allicin also has been shown and proven to kill everything from candida to herpes, MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), drug-resistant TB and even HIV. Whoa!
This next one makes PERFECT sense to me, when I was a child I got bit by bugs all the time! It's my blood type, so my mother, bless her loving heart, made me eat SO much garlic. I got to the point where I would ask for it by the clove. Why? Garlic can eradicate antibiotic-resistant bugs. Partly due to it's pungent smell, all the antioxidants keep bugs away. Along with this, Allicin has the added benefit of bacteria being able to develop a resistance to the compound. The only downfall I have found to Allicin is that it is short lived, lasting only about an hour.
Onto my favorite! Back in 2009 a Japanese study showed that black garlic, compared to freshly sprouted garlic, was more effective in the reduction of tumors. The study was published in the Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science and Technology. More studies showed that black garlic was also double the antioxidants, higher concentrations of sulfuric compounds like SAC (s-allylcycteine). A big benefit of SAC is the inhibition of cholesterol synthesis. SAC is also more bioavailable than Allicin, and much more absorbable. Keep in mind that black garlics benefits may be better for SOME conditions but not others. It is lower in Allicin, making you more vulnerable to infections.
In conclusion, both freshly sprouted garlic AND fermented black garlic have incredible benefits as a supplement. I would not put a gender specific or age specific category on these, I personally feel that everyone should be taking them. From young, to old, athletes to those who are just trying to better their overall health.
SAC (mg/g) Calcium (mg) Phosphorus (mg) Protein (g)
Black Garlic 5.84 36.66 80 12.5
Raw Garlic0 .32 5.0 40 2.2
A, B, C.... well, you know the rest. A simple, single, tiny letter with so much power over the human inner workings. We turn to it in most cases simply to rid our bodies of a cold or flu. But have you ever thought about the effects of taking vitamin C daily, for the rest of your life? It is more than a simple letter, and more than a water soluble molecule. It's a warrior!
Okay, for starters let's call our warrior Ascorbic Acid. Where can you find them in nature? They are abundant in fruits and vegetables. As mentioned before C is a water soluble vitamin, meaning that your body will absorb what it needs and the rest you flush out by natural means. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that plays a role in forming and maintaining connective tissues in the body such as; bones, blood vessels, and even your skin. So not only does it play a role in the formation and maintenance of those things in the body, it also aides in the repair and regeneration of tissues while also aiding the absorption of iron while also, aiding in the decrease of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Whoa! Talk about literally being busier than a bee! And they are born to work until the day they die! Alright, nonsense aside, I want to talk about some of the other benefits outside lessening the common cold and cool molecular bonding.
SERVING SIZE: 2 ounces
TOTAL FAT: 31G
TOTAL CARBS: 32.6G
WHAT DOESN'T COUNT: 6.3G
WHAT COUNTS: 26.3G
NATURAL SUGARS: 19.3G
SERVING SIZE: 6 spears
TOTAL FAT: 124.2G
TOTAL CARBS: 20.5G
WHAT DOESN'T COUNT: 6.5G
WHAT COUNTS: 14G
NATURAL SUGARS: .1G
SERVING SIZE: 1 (8oz) parfait
TOTAL FAT: 8.1G
TOTAL CARBS: 34.6G
WHAT DOESN'T COUNT: 3.8G
WHAT COUNTS: 30.8G
NATURAL SUGARS: 25G
***VEGAN PUMPKIN MOUSSE, CONTAINS NUTS AND IS ALSO GLUTEN FREE. ADD YOUR FAVORITE YOGURT SUBSTITUTE TO KEEP THIS RECIPE VEGAN**
I get asked this question fairly frequently and I always have the same answer. While this one is clearly more detailed than if I were speaking to you in person, it is all the same, as equally important. When I became a PERSONAL TRAINER, I wanted to be just that. I went to the gym, I started at home, I Googled and watched videos. I did everything the same as you but the difference is I ended up wanting it more to the point where I earned a degree in it. I don't think this is necessary for everyone, in fact I feel the industry is becoming overly crowded with.... "trainers". But I do however think that EVERYONE should have a trainer for even a few sessions up to a full month of training. I am sure you're saying to yourself that you could never afford a trainer or they are a waste of money. In some cases you may be right on the latter.
I became a trainer nearly five years ago, since then I have been in and out of working in and for other gyms. I watched co-workers, colleagues, bosses, and even my own subordinates at times become incredibly inattentive to their client. This is includes being on their phones, taking videos and photos without client permission, and ignoring a client who says they feel pain or discomfort. Listen, if you're in it for the money, that's cool we all need it. But I am in it for a totally different reason, fitness saved my life and I want to help others change theirs. This for me includes going through the proper motions, learning to listen and communicate with your own body, understanding that this requires patience because without it you will suffer one way or another in the end, and lastly that this is a lifestyle not a destination. Fitness is part of being healthy, whether you like it or not. You don't have to lift weights to be fit by the way, you just have to eat according to your body's needs and your personal body goals. Notice I said "body goals" rather than "weight"? This is because the majority of us don't need to watch our weight, we need to watch our fat. By this I mean, how many pounds of you is fat? There is a way to find out, go talk to a trainer because a good one will know.
Before you read on, please don't take me wrongly. This post is not to bash on anyone or even speak negatively of anyone. Every trainer has their own style and reasons for being a trainer. This post is simply to express a personal opinion of what you should look for if you are going to pay someone to PERSONALLY train you in a world full of "trainers".
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