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The Importance of High Protein Diets in Patients with End Stage Kidney Disease on Dialysis

Posted by Team Xtreme on Oct 28, 2013 9:07:00 AM

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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Topics: health, diet, protein, nutrition, supplements

3 Tips for Starting a Social Exercise Plan

Posted by VPX Sports on Aug 12, 2013 8:59:00 AM

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.

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Topics: health, diet, health and fitness, training tips, motivation

5 Must Have Foods on any Bodybuilders Grocery List

Posted by VPX Sports on Jul 15, 2013 8:46:00 AM

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.

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Topics: health, diet, nutrition, diet tips, muscle building

Rid Stubborn Fat for Good – Evaluate Your Diet to Break Through Your Plateau!

Posted by VPX Sports on Jun 24, 2013 9:04:00 AM

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.

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Topics: health, diet, body fat, stubborn fat, nutrition, diet tips

3 Simple Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle

Posted by VPX Sports on Apr 22, 2013 8:53:00 AM

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.

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Topics: health, nutrition, VIVO 360

Protein Pancake Recipe - Build Muscle & Fight Unhealthy Evening Snacking

Posted by VPX Sports on Apr 15, 2013 8:41:00 AM

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  

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Topics: health, diet, protein, nutrition, muscle building, recipes

Are Genetically Modified Organisms Safe?

Posted by Marc Siegel on Mar 18, 2013 8:57:00 AM

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.

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Topics: health, diet, nutrition

Marc’s End of Phase 2 Results - Mental & Muscle Gains

Posted by Marc Siegel on Mar 11, 2013 9:04:00 AM

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.

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Topics: fat burning, health, diet, fitness diet, health and fitness, fitness training, protein, nutrition, diet tips, muscle building, muscle, VIVO 360

Mom Was Right Again... Eat Breakfast

Posted by Marc Siegel on Mar 4, 2013 9:07:00 AM

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.

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Topics: health, diet, diet tips, myth or fact

Drink Yourself Healthy! Green Tea

Posted by Marc Siegel on Feb 18, 2013 9:04:00 AM

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.

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Topics: fat burning, health, diet, nutrition

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