Articles tagged with: Cholesterol

Getting Older – Fun with Niacin

Geting Older-Fun with Niacin

Getting Older – Fun with Niacin

Fun with Niacin  As we age we begin to find more and more “things”.  One of mine is high cholesterol.  To lower my cholesterol, my doctor first tried statin drugs (Lipitor, Crestor, etc).  Not long after I began taking Lipitor, I began experiencing muscle and joint aches and had problems remembering things I needed to do.  They switched me to another statin, and no change.  We tried diet and exercise, and that had some positive effects, but didn’t bring it low enough.  The next option was to try Niacin or vitamin B3.


The Health Benefits of Green Tea

The Health Benefits of Green Tea

In my never ending search for good nutrition, one of the many healthy foods I’ve come across is green tea. There have been many historical references, reports, news articles, and scientific studies done on the health benefits of green tea. What are these health benefits?

Shakeology Ingredients – Super Protein Blend

Shakeology Ingredients – Super Protein Blend

In my previous post Shakeology Ingredients I discussed, in summary, all the healthy things that go into Shakeology to make it the Healthiest Meal of the Day.  Let’s go a little deeper and look at each group of ingredients.  In this installment let’s look at Shakeology Ingredients – Super Protein Blend.  Just in case you didn’t remember, the Super Protein blend consisted of these ingredients:

Whey, Sacha Inchi, Chia, Flax, Quinoa, Amaranth, Brown Rice, Peas.

The main purpose of this Super Protein Blend is that it helps build lean muscle, improves skin and hair, supports mental clarity, and reduces cravings.  Where do these proteins come from and how are they processed in the best possible manner to ensure that they are the most bio-available, or how well the body can use them.

My Fitness Journey

My Fitness Journey

In fitness, as in life, we gain more, not from having reached the destination, but from the journey to get there.  If you’ve read the “About Me” Section of this blog, you’ve read about parts of my journey.  I let myself go over the years, but it wasn’t just laziness on my part, it was also a lack of understanding of my own body.  To give you a little history of my weight problem, lets back up to the days before P90X and Beachbody.  I used to workout regularly, but my nutrition sucked, so that soon after I would experience some progress in getting back in shape, I would soon hit a plateau and then get discouraged, and soon quit trying.  The weight would go back up and with some extra pounds.  The weight slowly over time creeped higher and higher, I would come home from work in the afternoons and just sit on the couch from doing no physical activity.  I would catch myself dozing off at traffic lights, it was really getting bad.