Health & Fitness: Ergogenic Aids & Energy Enhancing Supplements

ergogenic merriam-webster.com
“..enhancing physical performance

athletic use of caffeine and other ergogenic aids..”

Supplements and Ergogenic Aids for Athletes Reviewed by Sharon Denny, MS, RDN Published December 03, 2014 eatright.org
“..Dietary Supplements: Who’s Watching?

Dietary supplements are under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but are regulated differently than conventional foods and drugs. Manufacturers are not required to prove a supplement is safe before it is sold, or even that it works. The FDA can take action to remove or restrict the sale of a supplement only after it has been on the market and been shown to be unsafe…”

Watch Legal Ergogenic Aids – Nutritional Aids In Sport – YouTube

Ergogenic Aids – YouTube

Ergogenic Aids

Protein

*see Health: Nutrition-Macronutrients & Health: When is “too much” Protein in your diet “too much”? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Protein vs Amino Acids – YouTube

What Do Amino Acid Supplements Do For You? – YouTube

Hydrolysates

What Are BCAA’s And How Do They Work? – YouTube

BCAAs: The Many Benefits Of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplements
Layne Norton, PhD August 21, 2017 bodybuilding.com
‘…While BCAA supplementation may be useful for gaining mass, I believe BCAAs are especially helpful for maintaining muscle mass while on a calorie-deficit diet. They’re particularly useful for bodybuilding competitors who take their physiques to the lean extreme.

Although dieting down makes you look awesome onstage, on the beach, and to your friends of the opposite sex, it can also take a chunk out of your muscle mass…”

1. Whey

Whey Protein Types: Concentrate, Isolate, Hydrolysate

2. Casein
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5 BEST Casein Protein Powders 2017, What is Casein … – YouTube

CASEIN PROTEIN NECESSARY TO BUILD MUSCLE?

b.

The Benefits Of Glutamine! Contributing Writer September 15, 2017 bodybuilding.com
“..Studies have shown that L-Glutamine supplementation can minimize breakdown of muscle and improve protein metabolism. Find out everything you need to know about glutamine and how it can help you!

Glutamine is the most common amino acid found in your muscles – over 61% of skeletal muscle is Glutamine. Glutamine consists of 19% nitrogen, making it the primary transporter of nitrogen into your muscle cells.

During intense training, Glutamine levels are greatly depleted in your body, which decreases strength, stamina and recovery. It could take up to 6 days for Glutamine levels to return to normal – and Glutamine plays a key role in protein synthesis. Studies have shown that L-Glutamine supplementation can minimize breakdown of muscle and improve protein metabolism.
..”

Pros & Cons

BCAAs | Benefits? Side Effects? When to take? Dosage? myprotein.com
“..BCAAs are considered the perfect supplement for people looking to put on mass, but more so people who are looking to cut down and shred some body fat whilst maintaining as much muscle as possible…”
What are the pros and cons of protein powder for bodybuilding? quora.com

BCAA Side Effects Dangers You Should Be Aware Of! – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usm-bKcldj4
“..One of the largest dangers has to do with negative interactions between supplements and prescription drugs. This is why if you’re taking any prescription drug it best to let a qualified physician know what you’re doing. They probably will not object to it, but it’s best to be safe. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take this supplement. Not enough is known about these amino acids when it comes to interacting with a developing human being. Of course one supplement a pregnant woman really should take is a multivitamin. ..”

-Human Hair

True fact: A common ingredient in commercial breads is derived from human hair harvested in China Thursday, June 16, 2011 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger naturalnews.com
“..(NaturalNews) If you read the ingredients label on a loaf of bread, you will usually find an ingredient listed there as L-cysteine. This is a non-essential amino acid added to many baked goods as a dough conditioner in order to speed industrial processing. It’s usually not added directly to flour intended for home use, but you’ll find it throughout commercial breads such as pizza dough, bread rolls and pastries…

Most of the hair used to make L-cysteine is gathered from the floors of barbershops and hair salons in China, by the way…”

Protein Shakes Contain L-Cysteine Derived From Human Hair …

How Do They Make L Cysteine? – YouTube

L – Cysteine In Your Bread – Bakeries Use Human Hair … – YouTube

10 gross ingredients you didn’t know were in your food theguardian.com

‘..Human hair

Amino acids are your body’s building blocks, and while they can be good for your health, not all amino acids are created equal. L-Cysteine – an amino acid used to prolong shelf-life in products such as commercial bread – can be found in duck and chicken feathers and cow horns, but most that’s used in food comes from human hair. It has been reported that most of the hair used to make L-Cysteine comes from China, where it’s gathered from barbershops and hair salons. You can avoid L-Cysteine by buying fresh bread from a local baker, as it is not an additive in flour. Steer clear of fast food places such as McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and Burger King too, who all use L-Cysteine as an additive…”

Beta alanine amino acid carnosine & Sodium Bicarbonate

A. Beta alanine amino acid carnosine

Beta Alanine Explained in 60 Seconds – Better Than Your … – YouTube

Carnosine & beta-Alanine – Vegan Health.org

“… Carnosine (also known as beta-alanyl-L-histidine) is a molecule made up of two amino acids, alanine and histidine. It is synthesized in animal tissues, especially muscle and brain (1), and is not contained in any plant foods. One study has shown vegetarians to have 50% or less carnosine in muscle tissue (7).

Most of the research on carnosine has been in vitro and in animal models, with a few small studies conducted in humans. Most of the research has looked at carnosine as an anti-glycation/anti-glycosylation agent and for athletic performance…

beta-Alanine

Beta-alanine is the limiting amino acid for carnosine synthesis, and beta-alanine supplements have been shown to increase muscle levels of carnosine. In fact, only beta-alanine supplements, rather than carnosine supplements, have been tested on athletic performance in human subjects… “


Beta Alanine Increases Muscle Carnosine – YouTube

Carnosine the most effective anti aging supplement – YouTube

-Pros & Cons

β-alanine: performance effects, usage and side effects bjsm.bmj.com

Sodium Bicarbonate


How To Drink Baking Soda: The Best After Workout Tonic
The Alternative Daily –

June 10, 2016 thealternativedaily.com
“..The health benefits of baking soda stem from its ability to regulate pH. When our bodies become too acidic, or too alkaline, health problems can occur. Baking soda helps to restore a healthy balance.

One very important area of life in which baking soda can greatly assist us is exercise. We all know the feeling of being utterly winded when we work out. Anyone who’s ever done high-intensity exercise knows the feeling of stiff joints, sore muscles, and lingering fatigue that this activity can bring.

The process of vigorous exercise leads to a buildup of lactic acid in our joints. While this is a natural process, it is one that can lead to that crushing fatigue, and nagging muscle pain that can knock you off of your feet. Exercising can also lead to a lowering of your body’s pH, a process called metabolic acidosis…”

Increase endurance and stamina quickly with baking soda – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0kaVQKnXmg
“ZHealthPerformance
Published on Dec 3, 2014
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
– 40% to 50% increases in endurance.
– One of the few things shown to actually provide results.
– Boost your energy levels for a better training session.

http://zhealtheducation.com/episode-7&#8230; “

Caffeine

The facts about caffeine and athletic performance Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D. For Active.com
“..Caffeine and performance

Caffeine is one of the best-tested ergogenic aids (substances, devices, or practices that enhance an individual’s energy use, production, or recovery) and is known to help athletes train harder and longer. Caffeine stimulates the brain and contributes to clearer thinking and greater concentration. ..”

How to Use Caffeine to Improve Your Athletic Performance
Beth Skwarecki 11/12/15 1:00pm vitals.lifehacker.com
‘..Thankfully, if you’re relying on caffeine to help you run faster in a race, you’ll still get a benefit even if it’s your hundredth day in a row of chugging coffee in the morning. But for the best results, you may want to go off caffeine for a week or more before an important race.

When the big day comes, the International Society for Sports Nutrition recommends taking a big hit of caffeine one hour before your event starts. Caffeine begins to circulate in your blood after about 15 minutes if you take it on an empty stomach, or longer (45 minutes or more) if you have it with food. (The delay is similar to what happens when you have alcohol with food.)..”

Does Coffee Enhance Athletic Performance? – YouTube

Pros and Cons of Coffee – YouTube

Caffeine – Pros and Cons – YouTube

Creatine

*see Supplements: Good and Bad of Creatine? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

anabolic androgenic steroids

ANABOLIC-ANDROGENIC STEROIDS: Mechanism of Action and Effects on Performance Thomas D. Fahey sportsci.org
“..The research literature is divided on whether anabolic steroids enhance physical performance. Yet, almost all athletes who consume these substances acclaim their beneficial effects. Many athletes feel that they would not have been as successful without them.

There are several possible reasons for the large differences between experimental findings and empirical observations. An incredible mystique has arisen around these substances, providing fertile ground for the placebo effect. The use of anabolic steroids in the “real world” is considerably different from that in rigidly controlled, double-blind experiments (in a double blind study, neither the subject nor experimenter knows who is taking the drug). ..”

Sports Documentary Anabolic Steroids Effects – YouTube

Anabolic Androgenic Steroids: The Psychological Side Effects …

Cortisone Shots

What Is Cortisone? arthritis-health.com
“..is a synthetic version of cortisol, a steroid produced by the body’s adrenal glands. In large quantities, cortisol suppresses the immune system’s inflammatory and allergic responses. Cortisone medications mimic the action of cortisol but tend to be more powerful.

Cortisone and cortisol are both types of glucocorticosteroids, often referred to as corticosteroids. The term “corticosteroids” is sometimes used interchangeably with the terms “cortisone” and “cortisol.” ..’

Are Cortisone Injections Good or Bad? Clinical Research … – YouTube

Dangers of cortisone and steroid injections. My research and why it might not work.

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Medical: How the Digestive System works?

Digestive System | Everything You Need to Know, Including Pictures innerbody.com

“…System

The digestive system is a group of organs working together to convert food into energy and basic nutrients to feed the entire body. Food passes through a long tube inside the body known as the alimentary canal or the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). The alimentary canal is made up of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestines, and large intestines. In addition to the alimentary canal, there are several important accessory organs that help your body to digest food…..”

The Digestive System Diagram, Organs, Function, and More – WebMD
http://www.webmd.com › Digestive Disorders › Reference

Learn About Digestive System | Human Digestive System Animation- Part 1



“Published on Feb 16, 2013

This digestive system animation explains the mammalian digestive system: the structure of the alimentary canal, working and its functions. The six primary processes of the digestive system include:
Ingestion of food
Secretion of fluids and digestive enzymes
Mixing and movement of food and wastes through the body
Digestion of food into smaller pieces
Absorption of nutrients
Excretion of wastes”

Digestive System – Part 2

Basic Stages of Digestion
by JAE ALLEN Last Updated: Aug 14, 2017
“…”Your digestive system is essentially one long tube that starts at your mouth and ends at your anus. Organs such as the stomach and large and small intestines digest and process the food you eat. Organs outside the digestive tract also play a part in digestion. For example, the salivary glands, tongue, pancreas and liver are all essential for digestion. The digestive process has six stages from the time you eat to the time you eliminate the waste.

Chewing

Swallowing

…in your esophagus, waves of involuntary muscular contractions, called peristalsis, move the food toward your stomach.

Stomach Digestion

Digestion begins as soon as you put food in your mouth. Your teeth and saliva, from the salivary glands under your tongue, break down the food as you chew

Small Intestine Digestion

Your food is digested more thoroughly in your small intestine, also known as the duodenum. The small intestine, as well as the liver and pancreas, produces digestive juices and enzymes that separate out the nutrients in food. Among those enzymes are lipase and amylase from the pancreas. Muscular contractions keep the food moving along toward the large intestine.

Absorption

The digested food continues its journey into the large intestine. The nutrients — fats, carbohydrates and proteins, for example — have been broken down and are ready to be absorbed through the intestinal walls into your bloodstream for transport throughout your body….

Waste Elimination

Waste products from digestion are not absorbed through the intestinal walls but continue moving through your digestive tract into the colon. Waste products include dietary fiber. Waste products leave your body via bowel movements….’,

chyme [kīm] medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com
“…
the semifluid, homogeneous, creamy or gruel-like material produced by action of the gastric juice on ingested food in the stomach and discharged through the pylorus into the duodenum….”

Bioenergetics of Exercise

Bioenergetics and Nutrition: Creatine, Carbs, and Protein Kevin Cann Coach Nutrition breakingmuscle.com
“..Bioenergetics by definition means the flow of energy in a biological system. In the human body it refers primarily to the conversion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into usable energy. The human body has three energy systems – the ATP/phosphocreatine system, glycolysis, and the oxidative cycle (also known as the citric acid cycle and Krebs cycle). The ATP-PC system and the first cycle of glycolysis, fast glycolysis, are anaerobic (a process that does not require oxygen). The second phase of glycolysis, slow glycolysis, and the oxidative system are aerobic. Only carbohydrates can be metabolized in both anaerobic and aerobic conditions…

Creatine Supplementation

energy pathways, metabolic pathways, energy systems, nutrition, bioenergeticsCreatine supplementation has been shown to increase muscle mass and strength. It does this by allowing a faster conversion of ADP to ATP as well as increasing the storage amounts of phosphocreatine. The research has shown creatine (pictured right) to be relatively safe as well. Creatine supplementation’s biggest mark may be on its positive effects on the neurological system. It is being used in research to help treat and prevent neurodegeneration with some great results.

..”

*see Supplements: Good and Bad of Creatine? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Basics of Metabolism

What Does Fast Metabolism Mean? healthyeating.sfgate.com/
‘..Food and Metabolism

Your metabolic processes get the fuel to go ahead from the food you eat, and how efficiently you use that food helps determine your metabolic rate. Conversely, your metabolic rate informs the rate at which you burn calories throughout the day. The two primary components of metabolism are catabolism and anabolism. Catabolism involves breaking down food for energy, and anabolism the process of using food energy to build and repair damaged tissues in the body.
..

Boosting Metabolism

If you don’t have a very fast metabolism, there are ways to increase your metabolic rate and burn more calories every day. One way is to begin strength training — or continue it regularly, if it’s something you already do. Strength training can improve your body composition, and developing more muscle mass and less fat means you will burn fuel more efficiently, especially as you grow older. Exercising more, following proper nutrition and avoiding crash diets can also boost your metabolism.
..”

Terms:

Biological Energy – ADP & ATP biology-online.org
“…ATP to ADP – Energy Release

This is done by a simple process, in which one of the phosphate molecules is broken off, therefore reducing the ATP from 3 phosphates to 2, forming ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate after removing one of the phosphates {Pi}). This is commonly wrote as ADP + Pi.

When the bond connecting the phosphate is broken, energy is released.

While ATP is constantly being used up by the body in its biological processes, the energy supply can be bolstered by new sources of glucose being made available via eating food which is then broken down by the digestive system to smaller particles that can be utilised by the body.

On top of this, ADP is built back up into ATP so that it can be used again in its more energetic state. Although this conversion requires energy, the process produces a net gain in energy, meaning that more energy is available by re-using ADP+Pi back into ATP.
Glucose and ATP

Many ATP are needed every second by a cell, so ATP is created inside them due to the demand, and the fact that organisms like ourselves are made up of millions of cells.

Glucose, a sugar that is delivered via the bloodstream, is the product of the food you eat, and this is the molecule that is used to create ATP. Sweet foods provide a rich source of readily available glucose while other foods provide the materials needed to create glucose.

This glucose is broken down in a series of enzyme controlled steps that allow the release of energy to be used by the organism. This process is called respiration.
Respiration and the Creation of ATP

ATP is created via respiration in both animals and plants. The difference with plants is the fact they attain their food from elsewhere (see photosynthesis).

In essence, materials are harnessed to create ATP for biological processes. The energy can be created via cell respiration. The process of respiration occurs in 3 steps (when oxygen is present):

Glycolysis
The Kreb’s Cycle
The Cytochrome System
.

Bioenergetics of Exercise Part 1

Terms:
catabolism [kah-tab´o-lizm] medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com
“…
any destructive process by which complex substances are converted by living cells into simpler compounds, with release of energy; the opposite of anabolism. See also metabolism. adj., adj catabol´ic….”

Catabolism: medicinenet.com
“.. The energy-burning aspect of metabolism…”
anabolism [ah-nab´o-lizm] medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com
“…the constructive phase of metabolism, in which the body cells synthesize protoplasm for growth and repair; the opposite of catabolism. The manner in which this synthesis takes place is directed by the genetic code carried by the molecules of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The “building blocks” for this synthesis of protoplasm are obtained from amino acids and other nutritive elements in the diet. adj., adj anabol´ic…”

enzymes (e.g. myosin) is needed to breakdown ATP

bioenergetics part b

Glycolysis biology-online.org
‘..
Home » Glycolysis

Definition

noun

(1) The initial metabolic pathway of cellular respiration in which a series of reactions happening in the cytosol results in the conversion of a monosaccharide, often glucose, into pyruvic acid, and the concomitant production of a relatively small amount of high-energy molecules, such as ATP.

(2) The cellular degradation of the simple sugar, glucose, to yield ATP as an energy source. ..”

Why Does Lactic Acid Build Up in Muscles? And Why Does It Cause Soreness?
Lactic Acid:
By Stephen M. Roth on January 23, 2006 scientificamerican.com
Stephen M. Roth, a professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of Maryland, explains
“..As our bodies perform strenuous exercise, we begin to breathe faster as we attempt to shuttle more oxygen to our working muscles. The body prefers to generate most of its energy using aerobic methods, meaning with oxygen. Some circumstances, however—such as evading the historical saber tooth tiger or lifting heavy weights—require energy production faster than our bodies can adequately deliver oxygen. In those cases, the working muscles generate energy anaerobically. This energy comes from glucose through a process called glycolysis, in which glucose is broken down or metabolized into a substance called pyruvate through a series of steps. When the body has plenty of oxygen, pyruvate is shuttled to an aerobic pathway to be further broken down for more energy. But when oxygen is limited, the body temporarily converts pyruvate into a substance called lactate, which allows glucose breakdown—and thus energy production—to continue. The working muscle cells can continue this type of anaerobic energy production at high rates for one to three minutes, during which time lactate can accumulate to high levels….

A side effect of high lactate levels is an increase in the acidity of the muscle cells, along with disruptions of other metabolites. The same metabolic pathways that permit the breakdown of glucose to energy perform poorly in this acidic environment. On the surface, it seems counterproductive that a working muscle would produce something that would slow its capacity for more work. In reality, this is a natural defense mechanism for the body; it prevents permanent damage during extreme exertion by slowing the key systems needed to maintain muscle contraction. Once the body slows down, oxygen becomes available and lactate reverts back to pyruvate, allowing continued aerobic metabolism and energy for the body’s recovery from the strenuous event…”

Oxygen “opens the door” for hydrogen ions in mitochondria for energy

bioenergetics part c

Electron Transport Chain boundless.com

Electron Transport Chain

“…
The electron transport chain is the final component of aerobic respiration and is the only part of glucose metabolism that uses atmospheric oxygen. Electron transport is a series of redox reactions that resemble a relay race. Electrons are passed rapidly from one component to the next to the endpoint of the chain, where the electrons reduce molecular oxygen, producing water. This requirement for oxygen in the final stages of the chain can be seen in the overall equation for cellular respiration, which requires both glucose and oxygen…”

Krebs Cycle cliffsnotes.com
“..

Following glycolysis, the mechanism of cellular respiration involves another multi-step process—the Krebs cycle, which is also called the citric acid cycle or the tricarboxylic acid cycle. The Krebs cycle uses the two molecules of pyruvic acid formed in glycolysis and yields high-energy molecules of NADH and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FADH2), as well as some ATP….”
Kreb’s Cycle tutorvista.com
“..

The oxidation of pyruvic acid into CO2 and water is called Krebs cycle. This cycle is also citric acid cycle because the cycle begins with the formation of citric acid. Citric acid is a carboxylic acid containing 3 COOH groups. Hence this cycle is also called as tri carboxylic acid cycle or TCA cycle. This cycle was first described by Kreb’s in 1936. This cycle occurs only in the presence of oxygen. Hence it is an aerobic process. It takes place in the mitochondria…”
The TCA Cycle
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu
“..
The tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA cycle) is a series of enzyme-catalyzed chemical reactions that form a key part of aerobic respiration in cells. This cycle is also called the Krebs cycle and the citric acid cycle. The greatly simplified cycle below starts with pyruvate, which is the end product of gylcolysis, the first step of all types of cell respiration. …”

*same name for Krebs Cycle

bioenergetics part D

All About Your Metabolic Energy Systems
By Andrew Heffernan | June 2012 experiencelife.com
“…An Energy Systems Timeline

Let’s say you’re going out for a serious run and you want to see just how hard you can go and for how long. You lace up your trainers, start your stopwatch, and off you go, full speed ahead. Here’s a moment-by-moment timeline of what’s going on in your three energy systems as you burn up the track:

0 seconds–10 seconds: ATP-CP System
The millisecond you sound the “exercise” alarm, all three energy systems go to work. But the very first to fire up is the ATP-CP (or phosphagen) system, which burns highly combustible fuels, like adenosine triphosphate, that are stored right inside your working muscles. Like a dragster engine, it burns hot and fast. It’s all but spent in about 10 seconds.

How To Do Jump Squat on a Step gethealthyu.com

“…Jump Squats on a Step is a plyometric exercise that strengthens the glutes and legs muscles as well as providing cardiovascular benefits. A plyometric exercise uses explosive movements to build strength and to condition the muscles and heart. The exercises themselves are forms of jumping. You perform an explosive move and each time you land your muscles get a stretch allowing you to jump with a little more power the next time. If you learn how to do Jump Squats on a Step you will have a basic plyometric move in your routine that only requires a few repetitions to be effective for great cardio benefits and a high calorie burn!..”


10 seconds–75 seconds: Glycolytic System
Next to get going is the glycolytic system, which ramps up its efforts just seconds into your run, and draws primarily on carbohydrate fuel. As your leg muscles churn through those carbs, hydrogen ions and other byproducts inhibit muscle contraction and make your legs ache. Try as you might, you can’t help but slow down a bit.

75 seconds–10 minutes and more: Oxidative system
The oxidative system has been generating energy this whole time, but it’s been working on other projects simultaneously (like digestion and cardiovascular function). During your run, your body shifts more of its focus to delivering oxygen to your working muscles, using fat as its primary fuel. Burning fat takes longer than burning carbs, though, so you’ll be compelled to slow your pace.

Once your oxidative system kicks in, it generally stays on the job, and can keep going long after the other two systems peter out. If you find your top aerobic pace (a point just below your anaerobic threshold, or “AT”), you should be able to hold on to it for quite a while — hours if you are well trained. And highly trained endurance athletes can hover near or even a little above their AT for an hour or so.
..”

Fat Versus Carbohydrate Utilization During Exercise Calculator .shapesense.com
*calculation

‘..Since the calculator on this page uses heart rate, rather than percentage of VO2max, as a measure of exercise intensity level, a correlation between heart rate and VO2max is used within the calculator to convert the heart rate input from users to a percentage of VO2max. Determination of maximum heart rate is based on the formula defined by H Tanaka, KD Monhan, and DG Seals in their study titled “Age-predicted maximal heart rate revisited.” The correlation between percentage of maximum heart rate and percentage of VO2max that is used is a linear regression formula (shown below) derived by ShapeSense.com from experimental data gathered by DP Swain, KS Abernathy, CS Smith, SJ Lee, and SA Bunn for their study titled “Target heart rates for the development of cardiorespiratory fitness.”..”
Respiratory Exchange Ratio & Weight Loss – Holland Clinic | Medical … hollandclinic.com

Respiratory Exchange Ratio

Exercise Intensity & Energy Source brianmac.co.uk
Energy is primarily supplied from two sources:

Carbohydrates – in the form of glycogen stored in the muscles
Fat – stored around the body

How to Burn the Most Fat

*see Trying to lose weight? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Metabolic VO2 Max Explained. Triathlon Coach Dr Jeff Banas – YouTube
Video for Respiratory Exchange Ratio percentage of carbohydrate fat burned fuel ratio

Terms:


adipose tissue
medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com
“…. connective tissue made of fat cells in a meshwork of areolar tissue…”

The Digestive System: CrashCourse Biology #28

Hepatitis

What is hepatitis?
Online Q&A
Reviewed July 2016 who.int

“..

Q: What is hepatitis?

A: Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer. Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world but other infections, toxic substances (e.g. alcohol, certain drugs), and autoimmune diseases can also cause hepatitis.

There are 5 main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. These 5 types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread. In particular, types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer.

Hepatitis A and E are typically caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis B, C and D usually occur as a result of parenteral contact with infected body fluids. Common modes of transmission for these viruses include receipt of contaminated blood or blood products, invasive medical procedures using contaminated equipment and for hepatitis B transmission from mother to baby at birth, from family member to child, and also by sexual contact.

Acute infection may occur with limited or no symptoms, or may include symptoms such as jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), dark urine, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. ..

What is hepatitis/Types of hepatitis A,B,C,D,E – YouTube

Hepatitis (Viral Hepatitis, A, B, C, D, E, G) Medical Author: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD medicinenet.com
“..What are the common types of viral hepatitis?

Although the most common types of viral hepatitis are HAV, HBV and HCV, some clinicians had previously considered the acute and chronic phases of hepatic infections as “types” of viral hepatitis. HAV was considered to be acute viral hepatitis because the HAV infections seldom caused or permanent liver damage that led to hepatic (liver) failure. HBV and HCV produced chronic viral hepatitis. However, these terms are outdated and not currently used as frequently because all of the viruses that cause hepatitis may have acute phase symptoms (see symptoms below). Prevention techniques and vaccinations have markedly reduced the current incidence of common viral hepatitis infections; however, there remains a population of about 800,000 to 1.4 million people in the U.S. with chronic HBV, and about 2.9 to 3.7 million with chronic HCV according to the CDC. Statistics are incomplete for determining how many new infections occur each year; the CDC documented infections but then goes on to estimate the actual numbers by further estimating the number of unreported infections (see following sections and reference 1)…”

Viral hepatitis (A, B, C, D, E) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology
https://youtu.be/eocRM7MhF68
“..What is the hepatitis virus? Well, the hepatitis virus invades liver cells and causes inflammation in the liver tissue. There are five known hepatitis viruses—hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E, all of which have slightly different presentations, symptoms and severity. ..”

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Medical: Natural Alternatives to Appendicitis Removal?

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“My surgical line still from my appendicitis removal at age 3. Doctors must’ve been drunk :(“

CAUSES

Appendicitis Symptoms, Causes, Surgery, and Recovery webmd.com
“Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a 3 1/2-inch-long tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine. No one is absolutely certain what the function of the appendix is. One thing we do know: We can live without it, without apparent consequences.

Appendicitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix. Left untreated, an inflamed appendix will eventually burst, or perforate, spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to peritonitis, a serious inflammation of the abdominal cavity’s lining (the peritoneum) that can be fatal unless it is treated quickly with strong antibiotics…”

PREVENTION

Appendicitis prevention healthdirect.gov.au
“It is not possible to prevent appendicitis. There is no known diet to prevent appendicitis. ..

TREATMENT

How to Identify and Treat Appendicitis Naturally (and avoid surgery)

Appendicitis, Natural Health – Dr. Andrew Weil drweil.com
“..What is the conventional treatment of appendicitis?

Once it starts, appendicitis is considered a medical emergency. There is no treatment other than surgery to remove the inflamed appendix. Delaying surgery can lead to a burst appendix that can result in infection and even death. The surgery can be done either via an abdominal incision or laparascopically. With the laparascopic method, the surgeon views the inside of the abdomen through a long metal tube that has a lens on which a miniature television camera is attached. The tube and the surgical instruments are inserted through small incisions in the abdomen. If you have laparascopic surgery, you probably will be sent home from the hospital the day of the operation. If you have an open incision, you’ll be up and walking within six hours of surgery and can expect to leave the hospital in one to two days…”

Appendicitis Remedies
Last Modified on Sep 16, 2015 earthclinic.com
“…Home Remedies for Appendicitis

Eliminating the underlying infection is actually one of the most effective treatment options, so using natural remedies such as castor oil, garlic, or ginger is often a fruitful first step.
1. Castor Oil

Castor oil helps treat appendicitis by way of helping relieve the blockage. Castor oil taken by mouth helps treat constipation, which allows the intestines to move normally and in turn relieves issues in the appendix. The oil also helps reduce inflammation and treat infection.
2. Garlic

Garlic is a powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. You can take a garlic capsule or just add additional garlic to your diet to eliminate the infection associated with appendicitis and to reduce painful inflammation.
3. Ginger

Ginger helps treat the symptoms as well as the cause of appendicitis. Taking ginger can help relieve vomiting and also reduce pain and inflammation.

..”

FOODS

Home Remedies for Appendicitis organicfacts.net
“…Home Remedies for Appendicitis

Here is the list of these remedies, which are practiced by people across the globe to get rid of this situation:

Green Gram: One of the most useful home remedies for treating appendicitis is in the form of green grams. You are advised to consume one tablespoon of this at least 3 times a day to see improvement in the disorder.

Vegetable Juices: The juices extracted from a number of vegetables like beets and cucumbers serve as excellent remedies for appendicitis. Also, carrot juice is included in the list of home-based treatments for curing this problem. You may also consume all these juices in a mixed proportion…

Whole Wheat: There is no better replacement for whole wheat, as far as home-based treatments for appendicitis are concerned. The sterilized bran from wheat may be mixed with wheat flour and the mixture may be consumed in the form of chapattis.

Avoiding Constipation: A patient suffering from appendicitis must avoid the existence of constipation, as it may lead to further inflammation of the appendix. Thus, take all measures to avoid constipation in the body as possible.

Ginger: Ginger in the form of juice or raw slices is also helpful in the treatment of appendicitis. You may consume ginger in the form of slices, after storing it in a bottle of rock salt for some time. This is particularly beneficial in the case of vomiting that often accompanies appendicitis.

Gotu Kola: This is the Chinese herbal treatment for appendicitis, lending a helping hand in healing the wounds and repairing the tissues. However, people suffering from hypertension must not consume this herbal medicine.

Dandelion: One herbal product with powerful antioxidant qualities is dandelion, which helps in the treatment of appendicitis. In case the patient also suffers from diabetes or any other type of kidney disorder, this herb must not be consumed for any reason.

Agrimony: The herb called agrimony is quite effective in the treatment of appendicitis. It must be consumed in the form of tea at regular intervals of two to three hours.

Buttermilk: Apart from treating a number of disorders, buttermilk may also be consumed to treat appendicitis on a regular basis. The patient must be given at least 1 liter of buttermilk everyday.

Fenugreek Seeds: You may prepare tea using one spoon of fenugreek seeds in cold water and allow them to simmer for a few minutes. It must be given to the patient after letting it cool down and must be consumed on a regular basis.

Turmeric: The mixture of turmeric and ginger can be consumed to reduce pain as well as inflammation caused by appendicitis. This is an effective and easy was to remedy the pain and symptoms of appendicitis.

Basil: You may consume a decoction of basil to treat appendicitis, especially if you have fever accompanying the appendicitis.

Mint: 2-3 drops of mint mixed with one glass of hot water should be consumed in order to relieve the human body from appendicitis….”

Best Foods for Appendicitis | Healthy Recipes from youtube.com
“..Be it any condition, a healthy diet is a road to fast recovery. Watch this video for some quick and easy recipes to help you recover from Appendicitis!
..Tips:

• Avoid foods white sugar, refined flour, meat, spices, tea, coffee & fried foods..”

-Surgery

How Long After an Appendectomy Before I Can Exercise?
by ANDREW SHELDON | Last Updated: Aug 16, 2013 livestrong.com
“…Appendectomy

An appendectomy is a surgical procedure in which your appendix is removed from your body. The appendix is a small pouch attached to your large intestine. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC), scientists are unsure of the function of the appendix, but removing it does not appear to affect a person’s health. An appendectomy is usually done to treat appendicitis, which is a painful swelling and infection of the appendix. During the procedure, a small incision is made in your abdomen, the appendix is detached from surrounding tissue and removed, and the incision is closed. The operation usually takes between one
..


You should rest and not participate in any strenuous activity for at least one or two weeks following an appendectomy. During this time, you should not exercise or do any heavy lifting. Consult with your doctor before beginning exercise as he may prescribe more recovery time. Remember that resting allows the tissue to heal and starting too early can jeopardize your health. When you do begin exercising, make sure to start slowly and gradually increase the intensity.
..”

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Fitness: Morning Routine-Different types of Sit-Ups-Crunches

Muscles

Layers of the Abdominal Wall

Muscles of the Anterior Abdominal Wall – 3D Anatomy Tutorial

Built By Science Abdominals bodybuilding.com
Anterior Core

“..These are the abdominal muscles you’ll find on the front of your body. They’re comprised of three layers: the deep layer, the intermediate layer, and the superficial layer”

Deep Layer

“..Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is made of muscles positioned below your pelvis. When you take a deep breath, your diaphragm comes down, and your pelvic floor catches the breath. The thoracic diaphragm and the pelvic floor pressurize and stabilize your spine…”

Posterior Core

“Your core consists of more than just the muscles on the front of your body. It’s important to know what’s happening on the back. We’re going to focus on three specific muscle groups in this section: the multifidus, quadratus lumborum, and erector spinae.

Multifidus

The multifidi are small muscles that span 2-4 segments of the spine. You’ll never see them, but they’re important because they give your brain feedback about where your body is in space. These muscles also help control little movements throughout your spine.

Quadratus Lumborum (QL)

This big muscle runs from the top of the hip all the way up to your lower back. It’s important for side-to-side movements, but it’s even more important for preventing side movement. Your QL is necessary for controlling or resisting motion.

Erector Spinae

This muscle group starts at the sacrum and the top of the hip and connects to the ribcage, the top of your neck, and even as high as the base of your skull. These muscles are important for controlling motion during squats and deadlifts. If you need to maintain a little extension, that’s where erector spinae come into play.”

Muscles of the Posterior Abdominal Wall – 3D Anatomy Tutorial

Serratus posterior inferior muscle – Anatomy & Function – Human Anatomy | Kenhub

Muscles healthline.com
“..
The abdominal muscles provide postural support, protect internal organs in the abdominal and pelvic regions, and perform other functions. ..”

Abdominal Muscle Anatomy fitstep.com
“..Abdominal Exercises

Some common exercises that work the Abdominals include:..”
Core stability physio-pedia.com

Assessments

*see Fitness: How “Balanced” are you? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Instructional: Biering Sorensen Test – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G93cNF8gl4o
“moveSKILL
Published on Nov 20, 2015
Start in prone position with tight abs and glutes
Hold position with a neutral spine
Do not allow back to arch excessively
Work up to a 2 minute hold
Do not allow either shoulder to drop “

Practical Application of Functional Assessments: Core Function and Balance Assessments Jessie Newell by Jessie Newell
on December 04, 2015 acefitness.org
“..This final installment of a blog series addressing the four main types of functional assessment takes a close look at core function and balance assessments, which includes the Sharpened Romberg Test, Stork-Stand Balance Test and McGill’s Torso Muscular Endurance Test Battery…”

1. Trunk Flexor

McGill flexor test – YouTube

2. Trunk Lateral or “Side Bridge”

McGill side bridge test – YouTube

3. Trunk Extensor

Extensor Endurance Test – YouTube

Core Strength Fitness Assessment | Gymnastics with Dave Durante …

Muscular Endurance


What Does the Curl Ups Test Measure?
by Kat Black healthyliving.azcentral.com
“..
Muscular Endurance

This test looks particularly at the endurance of your abdominal muscles. In anatomical terms, this refers to your muscles’ ability to contract repeatedly over a period of time. Muscles with high endurance are more able to withstand fatigue during exercise as well as during daily activities. In particular, having abdominal muscles with high endurance helps prevent low-back pain.
..”

Curl-up Fitness Test – YouTube

Stability

*see Fitness: Kinesiology-Kinematic Exercise Types goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

The True Function of the Core – Functional Stability Training – YouTube

Supine Drawing In – YouTube

Quadruped Drawing In Maneuver – YouTube

Core Series-How to Activate your Transverse Abdominus

TYPES

Below are some of the different sit-ups I “try” to do every other morning. Feel free to click on the pic for the video link to watch to see how it’s done. Any feedback (e.g. suggestions, comments, question, etc..) is always welcome…

Fitness: Morning Routine-Upper Abs: Raised leg Crunches
Fitness: Morning Routine-Upper Abs: Raised leg Cruncheshttps://youtu.be/Twmjy2nNXtE*note: sorry for foggyness of the video as I filmed it in the morning during humid weather

Fitness: Morning Routine-“Sit-ups: Alternating Obliques”

Fitness: Morning Routine-“Sit-ups: Bicycle Kick”

Fitness: Morning Routine-“Sit-ups: Side Crunches”

Fitness: Morning Routine-“Sit-ups: Side Crunches”

Fitness: Morning Routine-“Abs: Vertical Air Bicycle Kick”

Fitness: Morning Routine-“Abs: “Lolo Jones” Crunches”

Others:

Abs 101 Workout muscleandfitness.com
Check out this quick primer on ab anatomy and get your midsection looking sharp.
Shawn Perine thumbnail by Shawn Perine shawnperine
The Workout

“..
In putting together the ultimate ab routine you want to make sure to hit each of the four visible muscle groups, but by the same token, don’t want to create such a long, arduous routine that you’ll never want to do it. So, a combination of thoroughness and efficiency is key, and the best way to achieve that is by figuring a way of hitting the most areas of the abdominal region using the fewest exercises.

As you probably know, there’s a wealth of ab exercises at our disposal that cover every square inch of the midsection. But for our purposes we will limit your workout to six of our favorites, to be performed in three different pairings twice a week, followed by what we call “Gut Busters” [see Exercise Descriptions].

That’s six workouts a week—a lot to be sure—but the right amount if you want standout abs come June 21st. Also keep in mind that each of the three distinct workouts should take you a total of around five minutes—brief, but intense and effective…’
Six-Pack To Go: Abdominal Training! bodybuilding.com

HUMAN ANATOMY
*see Medical: Parts of the Muscular System goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Atlas – Main muscles of the trunk kenhub.com

Muscles of the Abdomen, Lower Back and Pelvis innerbody.com

(see Fitness: Kinesiology-Kinematic Exercise Types goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com)

Erector Spinae

How to Do Superman Exercises

Superman Plank by Meili Viera

Spiderman Plank – XFit Daily

Lateral Flexion

How to Do an Abdominal Crunch – YouTube

Supine Abdominal Curl pilates.com
Exercise-Supine abdominal crunch.m4v

How to Do an Ab Reverse Curl | Ab Workout

Obliques

Lying Side Hip Raises – YouTube

Tranverse Abdominus

Abdominal Muscle Anatomy physio-pedia.com

“..The transversus abdominis muscle is the deepest of the abdominal muscles, lying internally to the internal abdominal obliques. It is a thin sheet of muscle whose fibres run horizontally anteriorly. It arises as fleshy fibres from the deep surface of the lower six costal cartilages, the lumbar fascia, the anteror two-thirds of the iliac crest and the lateral third of the inguinal ligament. It inserts into the xiphoid process, the linea alba and the symphsis pubis. The lowest tendinous fibres join similar fibres from the interior obliques to form the conjoint tendon which is fixed to the pubic crest and the pectineal line[2].[6]..”

1. Strengthening Exercises
a. How to Exercise Transverse Abdominal Muscles Updated on May 17, 2017 caloriebee.com
“…We are going to concentrate on the transverse abdominis or your “T ABS,” as it is your secret ingredient. Your T ABS are your body’s natural corset. Though you may not see these muscles as you can the rectus abdominis and obliques, the T ABS hold everything in. Imagine an old rubber band that’s been used and re-used. It eventually gets weak and is no longer useful for holding things. That old rubberband is like your T ABS, especially as you age or experience pregnancy. If the T ABS are weak, your belly will literally “hang out.” Failure to achieve your dream mid-section is usually due to improper training of these muscles. However, particular exercises will strengthen and pull your T ABS inward, creating a slimmer mid-section…”

Transverse Abdominis Exercises
https://youtu.be/GX3PVLFjheg
*great for post-prenatal, vocal singing exercises, etc..

3 transverse abdominis exercises for core stability – YouTube

How to Do a Prone Plank | Abs Workout

Ab Rollout on Stability Ball

Stability Ball Bridge with Alternate Leg Extension

*see Fitness: How to reverse common Abnormal Postures? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Categories

1. Which Exercises Improve Abdominal Endurance? by ANDREA CESPEDES Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017 livestrong.com
-Posterior Pelvic Tilts
How To Fix Posterior Pelvic Tilt – Stretches & Exercises August 3, 2017 backauthority.com
-Side Lying Torso Raise
Lying Oblique Leg Raises – Abs Exercise Guide with Photos
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shapefit.com
-Supine Pelvic Tilts
ACE Fit | Ab Exercises | Supine Pelvic Tilts acefitness.org
2. Static Core Stability Exercises brianmac.co.uk
-Prone Plank
How to Do the Perfect Plank greatist.com
-Side Plank
6 Side Plank Variations for a Killer Core stack.com
3. Dynamic Core Stability Exercises dailyvitamoves.com
-Abdominal rollout on stability ball
Stability Ball Roll Out: Best Abs Exercises ( A ), from youtube.com
-Alternate Leg Bridge on Stability Ball
EXERCISE BALL – FLOOR BRIDGE ALTERNATE LEG LIFT -hep2go, from youtube.com
4. Trunk Extension Exercise Progressions – My Rehab Connection myrehabconnection.com
-Modified “Superman” on BOSU
Workout of the Week #12: Bosu Ball Superman, from youtube.com
-Birddog
Benefits of the Bird Dog Exercise and 8 Challenging Variations
Updated: September 23, 2016 stack.com
-Prone Hyperextension
Hyperextensions for a Strong Lower Back by Lynn Glenn musclemagfitness.com

Specifics

-Men

The 25 Best Abs Exercises By The Editors of Men’s Health March 1, 2014 menshealth.com
Refresh your workout with these ab exercises

-Women

Pool Workout For Abs and Core | Bikini Body Workout | Fitness How To

Why You Don’t Have Six-Pack Abs


“Published on Nov 9, 2016

Apply for coaching (limited slots): https://shedyourfat.com discount “youtube””

Athleanathleanx.com
Smart Snacks for Six Pack Abs


How to Get a Six Pack – ULTIMATE STEP BY STEP GUIDE!! from youtube.com

5 Benefits of Doing Plank Exercise December 05, 2014 • 1,439,176 views fitness.mercola.com
“…The plank is one of the best exercises for core conditioning but it also works your glutes and hamstrings, supports proper posture, and improves balance.

There are many variations you can try to add intensity and work different areas of your body. In the video above, personal trainer Jill Rodriguez demonstrates plank variations you can use to help improve your posture, balance, and overall fitness…”

Pelvic Tilt Form, Muscles Worked, Benefits – Home Gym Exercises homegym-exercises.com/
Best Exercises for Pregnancy – Pelvic tilts and raises

WARNINGS
*see Fitness: Kinesiology-Kinematic Exercise Types goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Are Sit Ups Bad for You? The U.S. Military Seems to Think So… Cameron Baker June 15, 2016 issaonline.edu

Straight Leg Sit-ups – YouTube
Video for straight leg sit ups not recommended

Situps, Hip Flexors & Lordosis by CHRIS DANIELS Last Updated: Sep 17, 2011 livestrong.com
“…
Safety

Though hyperlordosis can arise from weak muscles, treat it as a medical problem rather than a fitness problem. If you already have hyperlodosis, or other back problems, consult your doctor before beginning new exercise programs. While exercise is an important part of improving back health, exercising with back problems places you at a much higher risk of injury. Your doctor can help tailor exercises to your individual medical and physical condition.
..”

Q Ab/Core Exercises Are leg-lowering exercises effective for training my lower abs? sharecare.com
“.. National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
While most people feel the effects of leg-lowering exercises in the lower ab region, the primary muscles being used during these movements are the hip flexors. The main hip flexor, the psoas, passes right through the lower abdominal region as it runs from the lower back to the outside of the upper thigh; as it gets stressed and fatigued during this exercise, many people will feel it working and mistake this for the lower abs, which are in the same general area. A word of caution: leg-lowering exercises are potentially risky and can wreak havoc on the lower back if you lack proper core stability and flexibility in the hips. If you are unable to perform the movement without your lower back moving off of the floor, then you should work on improving the flexibility of your hip flexor muscles and stability of your core before incorporating leg-lowering into your program as this can place extreme stress on the vertebrae in the lower back. Instead, try a reverse crunch or knee-ups as these exercises tend to be a little more lower-back friendly…”

Fitness: Abdominals-“Torso Rotation Machine” w/HealthFitnessLifeGuy

Top Exercises for Strong Glutes and a Pain-free Back
https://youtu.be/cE_cKrtUfWk
*see Fitness: How to reverse common Abnormal Postures? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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Health: How to “fight” the flu?

I’ve rarely catch the flu and when I do, I do all these “home remedies” to fight it without any prescription meds (e.g. Tami Flu). I average “one” or “no” flu a season. I never had to get a vaccination at all…maybe as a kid, but never as an adult. In fact, this past winter season, I didn’t catch it all! I decided to do a blog on this topic today after chatting with someone that has it, which I asked her ..during the summer!? I did this to give her some “natural” remedies to fight this…

CAUSES

What are the causes of the flu (influenza)?
The flu (influenza) viruses
.medicinenet.com
“…influenza viruses cause the flu and are divided into three types, designated A, B, and C. Influenza types A and B are responsible for epidemics of respiratory illness that occur almost every winter and are often associated with increased rates of hospitalization and death. Influenza type C differs from types A and B in some important ways. Type C infection usually causes either a very mild respiratory illness or no symptoms at all; it does not cause epidemics and does not have the severe public-health impact of influenza types A and B. Efforts to control the impact of influenza are aimed at types A and B, and the remainder of this discussion will be devoted only to these two types….”
Flu Attack! How a Virus Invades Your Body
January 06, 2014 articles.mercola.com
https://youtu.be/Rpj0emEGShQ

“… The video above gives a wonderfully clear illustration of what happens when someone nearby you sneezes… and you end up inhaling the virus. It’s said that a single sneeze may produce up to 40,000 droplets, which may leave your mouth at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour.1 While some of the heavier droplets will fall to the floor, others remain airborne and are quickly circulated around the room. If the droplet is infected with a virus, and you inhale it, the video shows how a single virus can quickly begin producing millions of copies within your cells.

It’s a frightening prospect, until you realize that your body has more than 1 trillion cells – making 1 million viruses a mere drop in the bucket.

Also important, your body is equipped with its own highly effective defense system – your immune system – that starts killing viruses almost as quickly as they are produced. As long as your immune system can stay one step ahead of the virus, you’ll feel better again quickly… and in some cases may not even know you were “sick.”
…”

-Vaccination?
*see Neutral Perspective: Vaccinations are safe and NOT? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Can the flu vaccine cause the flu?
Elizabeth Weise and Liz Szabo, USA TODAY 10:55 a.m. EST January 15, 2013 usatoday.com

Ever got the flu from being vaccinated? What are your thoughts on this controversial topic? Why do you get vaccinated? Why don’t you get vaccinated?

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PREVENTION

-Home

8 Ways to Help Your Family Stay Healthy When Someone’s Sick, everydayhealth.com
“…5. Disinfect ASAP. Germs can live on surfaces for up to 24 hours. “Wipe down all surfaces in the house where germs can live, including telephones, computer keyboards, and counter surfaces, with a disinfectant,” Horovitz suggests. Also be sure to wash forks, spoons, knives, and other utensils thoroughly to help prevent spreading germs from one person to another.
…”

70 Tips for Cleaning Your House after the Kids are Sick, backupcare.org
“….How Do You Clean Your Home After Recovering from a Cold? After cleaning surfaces make sure you open up the windows to get some fresh air inside.
..”

Sal: I “try” do this regularly in my home to recycle the air after long winters of the constant period of closing the widows. I recommend opening windows (shut off the heat) during the “warmest” days of the winter).

Best And Worst Natural Cold And Flu Remedies December 12, 2013 prevention.com
Find out which immune-boosting supplements really help—and which are just hype
“..Flu shots, hand washing, healthy eating, and regular exercise are the best ways to avoid cold and flu. But sometimes even the most scrupulous germphobes and healthy people get sick anyway. While certain natural remedies can help shorten symptoms—or prevent infection entirely—many people waste money on measures that are all hype. Here’s how to know the difference so you can get well faster—without wasting a penny….
Preparing Yourself for the Flu Season Naturally

By Catherine Clinton ND, Clinic of Natural Medicine naturopathic.org
“Each winter the influenza virus wreaks havoc on our ability to work and play. Symptoms of the flu include fever, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, runny nose, cough and stomach symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Sometimes a flu virus can come on slowly or it can hit suddenly without much notice. Each year this leads people to wonder how they can prevent themselves and their family from getting the flu. Naturopathic prevention and treatment of the flu virus includes vitamins and minerals, botanical medicine and lifestyle recommendations….

Lifestyle tips for the prevention and treatment of the flu:

Sleep- Maintaining a balanced sleep routine is one way to keep our immune system healthy. Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night to rejuvenate for the next day. Consistent inadequate sleep lowers the body’s defenses needed for fighting viral infections.

Stress- While stress is a part of everyday life; excessive stress can decrease immune function and make it easier to come down with the flu. Establishing stress management techniques like deep breathing, exercise, yoga or meditation can help ensure that every day stress won’t leave you vulnerable to the flu.

Diet- A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and quality proteins is a foundation for a healthy immune system. Studies have shown that eating a sugary snack or meal can depress the immune system for several hours, creating a window of time during which it is easier to get the flu. Avoiding excessive sugar can keep the immune system working at the level needed to fend off viral infections, like the flu….

Natural Flu & Cold Prevention – An Immune Booster from youtube.com
“..Published on Nov 10, 2013

Legacies Health Centre..”

Cold and Flu Prevention Naturally

TREATMENT

8 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the ‘Natural’ Way webmd.com
” No. 1: Blow Your Nose Often — and the Right Way
No. 2: Stay Rested
No. 3: Gargle
No. 4: Drink Hot Liquids
No. 5: Take a Steamy Shower
No. 6: Apply Hot or Cold Packs Around Your Congested Sinuses
No. 7: Sleep With an Extra Pillow Under Your Head
No. 8: Don’t Fly Unless Necessary..”

Natural home remedies: Colds and flu, besthealthmag.ca
“..Is it a common cold or the flu? If your symptoms are above the neck—congestion, sore throat, sneezing, coughing—you probably have a cold. If you have all those symptoms plus a fever of 38.8˚C (102˚F) or more, headache, muscle aches, extreme fatigue, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, you’re more likely to have the flu.
What you can do for colds and flu

• For a sore throat remedy, fill a 250 mL glass with warm water, mix in one teaspoon of salt and gargle away. The salt really does soothe the pain.

• Add a squeeze of lemon juice to a glass of warm water for the more traditional sore throat gargle. This creates an acidic environment that’s hostile to bacteria and viruses.

• Chicken soup is a time-honoured remedy that is tried, tested and true…”

Natural Treatments for Cold and Flu

by Dr. David Williams
Filed Under: Immune Health, Colds and Flu
Last Reviewed 06/08/2015 drdavidwilliams.com
“These all-natural treatment options are some of the best for treating the common cold, flu (including H1N1), and other seasonal illnesses.

Elderberry Extract
Eucalyptus Oil
AHCC
Castor Oil
Zinc Lozenges
Oscillococcinum
Echinacea
Vitamin D
Vitamin C
….

-Foods

10 Foods That Fight Cold and Flu

Honey

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“…Because it coats your throat, it’s a great cold- and flu-friendly sore throat reliever, and its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties help fight infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Buckwheat honey has the highest antioxidant levels; the clover honey that’s ubiquitous in supermarkets has the least…


Millions of Americans get the cold or flu each year. But you can combat both with a knife and your spice grinder

Fight off the flu with fermented foods, Katie Cavuto, MS, RD, Culinary Nutritionist, Dietitian for the Philadelphia Phillies
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:30 AM philly.com
“…Fermented Cabbage: Kimchi is a Korean condiment made from fermented cabbage, vegetables, garlic, ginger and lots of spice. It can be found in the refrigerator section of your grocery store or any Asian markets. If you can’t handle the heat of Kimchi, sauerkraut is the solution. Also available in the refrigerator section of your grocer (avoid shelf stable pasteurized versions), sauerkraut is quite simply cabbage that is fermented in brine. Sauerkraut is also a great, inexpensive beginner fermented food you can easily make yourself. All you need is a jar of cabbage and salt. Here is a great recipe to take your through the steps…

-FLUBlog https://goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/health-how-to-fight-the-flu/http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/goal-getter-nutrition/Fight-off-the-flu-with-fermented-foods.htmlother ways it helps...http://smu.gs/1A0TvlR

Sal: I have a jar of Kimchee in my fridge during the winter season and I have another jar of sauerkraut “all-year-round” just because I love it (e.g. I add it to pizza, brats, meat sandwiches, tacos, etc..)

-Kids


“…In the event your child comes down with the flu, be as prepared as possible. There are all natural remedies that can provide relief, and many of the items you need to help your little one cope with the flu can be found in your kitchen cupboards, and are free from artificial colors, flavors and chemicals. Read on to learn about 5 all natural flu remedies for babies and kids — and we hope that the flu spares you and your family and that you won’t need to use any of them! …”

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-Stomach

Stomach Flu Treatment & Survival Guide
By Kate Rope parenting.com
“..The good news is that, while uncomfortable (and, let’s face it, gross), in most kids, a stomach bug is not a serious illness and will resolve on its own after a few days of TLC. Here’s our guide to spotting the symptoms, taking care of your little patient, knowing when to call your doctor and avoiding it altogether…

“As soon as they are feeling a little bit hungry, you can advance to the BRAT diet,” advises Frankowski. That stands for bananas, rice, applesauce, or toast. Plain crackers are fine too. Try one item and give it a little time to see how her system handles it. If it comes right back up or out, it’s too soon to go solid….

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HEALING

-Prayer

Flu: A Prayer for Healing
posted by Mark and Jill beliefnet.com

Flu healed – instantly after prayer (Living a Vision – a supernatural lifestyle)
https://youtu.be/MIrPbc5yMb8
“Published on Apr 26, 2012

This woman asked for prayer as she was feeling quite bad from the flu. After prayer, she felt heat moving through her body and she was healed. Here’s her testimony.”

Healed from Sinusitis!

Gerhard – St. Petersburg, Russia cai.org
“…Rebuke the infection of the sinuses.
Lay hands on your face and order the sinuses to open, and the pus to flow out. Order the sinuses to heal.
Pray for the arms to become the same length (this corrects any twists in the spine) and order the swelling of the sinuses to disappear.
Avoid nicotine (no problem after I became a Christian) and caffeine.
Drinking at least 8 glasses of water will help.
A few hours after this prayer and drinking lots of water, the pus started to stream down my nose and the pressure was released! Praise the Lord – He did it without any needles!..


declare Jesus name for healing | kingintraining kingintraining.wordpress.com/tag/declare-jesus-name-for-healing/
“.. So I did everything I thought of – I commanded any spirits of infirmity to leave me, I came against the sickness in Jesus name, I cast it out my body, but it got progressively worse. The body chills started which led to body pain. I kept running to the bathroom wanting to throw up. I prayed throughout the day for my healing because I did not want to take more time off work! By the time I got home, all I could do was lie in bed and literally cry like a baby from the pain. I could not get up because my dizziness was so severe I kept falling all over the place.

As I lay in bed in tears, it got to the point of me now begging God for healing. “Please Lord, I don’t even know what to pray anymore!”
Suddenly and as clear as day the words “JESUS IS LORD” flashed in my mind. I just went with it. As loudly as I could muster, halfway into my pillow, I declared, “Jesus is Lord… Jesus is Lord…sickness-Jesus is Lord, so get away from me.”

Within twenty minutes I was as right as rain! The dizziness and fever went away and so did the body pain! I was able to eat something for the first time that day. And I had sweet sleep (Proverbs 3:24). It was as if I could feel the illness dissolve…”

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