In 2009 more than 871,000 people in the United States were being treated for End Stage Kidney Disease (ESRD). Patients with ESRD have a few options; they can try to get a kidney transplant, go on dialysis, or choose to not be treated. Dialysis is a method of filtering toxins in the body either using a dialysis machine, or using the body’s own peritoneal cavity. Without dialysis or a transplant, the outcome for ESRD patients is very poor, so when faced with the decision, most choose dialysis.
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Why exercise alone? It’s boring, lonely, and it’s much harder to stay motivated five to six days a week at the gym. Music improves the situation, but it doesn’t replace the company you gain from a workout partner or group of people to interact with.
Want to have the physique of a bodybuilder or fitness competitor? Start eating like one and you will be on your way to the body of your dreams. Here is an insider’s look at five staple foods on a bodybuilder’s diet.
One of the biggest problems in the fitness industry is people believing misinformation as truth. If you go up to any newbie in the gym, and ask him why he (or she) is doing whatever it is they are doing, it’s likely they will have absolutely no idea.
It is impossible to avoid all health related misfortunes – you can drink all the orange juice you want, but you may still catch a cold. Just because there are things in this life that you cannot control doesn’t mean you should not take precautions to lessen your chances. Here are three easy changes you can make to start living healthier.
We have all heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” Have you heard that a breakfast rich in proteins may also prevent unhealthy evening snacking? According to a study done by Heather Leidy, “eating a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking on high-fat or high-sugar foods in the evening”.1
Ever wonder what the people mean when they say ‘GMO’?
GMO stands for genetically modified organisms, which happen to be very prevalent in our foods today. According to USDA economic research service as of 2011, 76-96% of corn crops have some sort of genetic modification depending on which state they are grown in. According to women's health magazine March 2013 edition, the average person consumes 193 pounds per year of genetically modified organisms in their food! While I have to admit I do not eat organic foods frequently, after seeing this staggering number of genetically modified organisms in the market today it made me think about my diet.
So, here we are at the end of Phase 2 and you’re all eagerly awaiting the results. As you know from my “End of Phase 1” blog, I was down 14 pounds and feeling good. My body had finally adjusted to having carbohydrates every third day, and I was a lot less cranky than I thought I would be with the lack of carbs.
Mom always said “you must have breakfast; it is the most important meal of the day.” Well it looks like mom was right again. Below are three of the many studies showing the positive effects of having breakfast.
Used for thousands of years, green tea has shown various health benefits ranging from fighting heart disease, lowering cholesterol, burning fat, and preventing diabetes and stroke. Green tea has also been shown to slow/prevent cancer of the bladder, breast, colon, esophagus, liver, prostate, and stomach.