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Home Brewed Supplements: Make Your Pre, Intra, and Post Workout Supps From Home!

Now, I love my supps as much as the next guy, but they’re not for everybody. Many modern day dietary supplements like concentrated whey protein and pre-workout energy boosters contain refined sugars and flavorings that go right against the healthy lifestyles of their target audience. There are ways around that, though.

You can make your own workout supplements that will not only keep you healthy, but will keep you on track to make some great gains as well. It will take a bit of creativity and some specific ingredients, but making your own workout supplements can be fun and rewarding. You can save money, eliminate unneeded calories from your diet, and tailor fit your pre-workout dosages to fit your needs.

First we want to take the most popular workout supplements used today, and break them down to their component parts, then rebuild them to fit a clean diet.

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5 Intense Workout DVDs for MMA Fighters

Due to the intensity of the sport, MMA athletes require a high-impact, well-balanced workout that includes all the essentials that they face while in the ring including: strength, cardio, power, agility, and balance, among others. A run around the track or an old Richard Simmons workout tape isn’t going to cut it.

These 5 workout DVDs promise to deliver the high-quality workout that MMA fighters need in order to see big results and become ring-ready:

1. Rushfit

Developed by MMA fighter Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, the intense “Rushfit” training camp style workout promises to share “the secrets of a champion” to achieve excellent results. The program includes six DVDs that contain seven 45-minute high-intensity workouts that focus on all the essential MMA training elements including: strength, balance, agility, flexibility, power, endurance and core stability. The system also includes 2 training guides with nutrition management plans to train from the inside out.  The workout requires a set of dumbbells and 8 weeks of dedication alongside instructor, Georges St. Pierre.

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The Reality of Medical Tourism

Maybe you’ve heard about people flying off to distant lands for cosmetic surgery on the cheap. Tummy tucks are one-third of the price and breast lifts are available for $1,000 each. I lived in Costa Rica for a year, the mecca of medical tourism, and I know exactly what it’s like. While abroad, I got four major cosmetic surgeries from an American-educated doctor for a fraction of the cost back home.

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When you’ve lost a substantial amount of weight, especially in a short time, there’s often nothing you can do about loose skin. No amount of toning or lifting weights is going to make you look better. Your trainer will tell you this, and so will your doctor. However, just like e-therapy, insurance doesn’t cover cosmetic surgery most of the time.

Put a Number on It

I lost 100 pounds in less than a year, which meant I had loose skin pretty much everywhere. I got a thigh lift, tummy tuck, breast lift and upper arm lift in one long, nine-hour surgery. It’s always nerve-wracking going into surgery, and even more so in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language. While my doctor spoke English fluently, the rest of the staff only spoke Spanish.

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Weight Loss Drug Mediator Involved In a New Wide Scale Public Health Scandal in France

A new wide scale public health scandal in France once again stirred the country involving the previously sensationalized pharmaceutical scandal of the Laboratoires Servier. The company manufactured the amphetamine derivative Mediator which is a weight loss drug prescribed for diabetics who are overweight and is also used as an appetite suppressant drug, like Cialis. The scandal involves the reported numerous deaths owing to the intake of Mediator mostly by diabetics and weight loss buffs.

Fresh public health scandal

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Neuro Gastric Band Review

It seems the latest new craze for the weight loss industry in 2013 is weight loss psychology.  The latest advancement sent to me being something called the Neuro Gastric Band Program.  Created in the UK by weight loss psychologist Marvin Phythian it claims to increase mental strength, program good eating habits and make you feel valued.  Having spent years on every diet under the sun I thought I’d road test something different.

The online product talks about how regular healthy people don’t rely on fad diets, weight loss clubs etc to stay in shape.  Instead it says that if you let go of your dependence on crash and fad diets and strengthen your inner psychology you will find the discipline to stick to a healthy regime and lose weight.  Well that sounded right to me and highlighted my lifelong problem of not being able to stick to a diet, I was interested if not sceptical.

So how does it work?

Before I’d even accessed the product I had been given 3 audios to listen to.  Each of them had the psychologist talking about a different principle followed by an exercise to help focus and strengthen your mind. 

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Valeo Deluxe Speed Rope Review

I love practicing personal fitness in my own house and I usually execute a number of different fitness activities to keep myself fit and healthy. Recently, I watched on TV a fitness exercise performed with the jumping rope and I instantly loved it. Right away, I thought that for my personal fitness training, skipping would be a really beneficial activity not only as fun and recreation but also as a cardiovascular workout.

I so much wanted to start practicing the jumping rope aerobic exercise in my own home. My first thought was to find and buy a really effective and of high value jump rope. Although this particular market was completely unknown to me, I was immediately attracted to the “Valeo Deluxe Speed Rope”. But could that jump rope give me an effective cardiovascular exercise? Is it made of good material? I just needed to get into the detail of this jump rope and find out more about it.

How does the “Valeo Deluxe Speed Rope” work?

In the video below, you can watch two guys who describe in every detail the "Valeo Speed Rope". They explain the features of this jump rope which make it unique, they show how to adjust the length of the rope and they finally proceed and give a demonstration.

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Review: Nourish™ Skin Tight™ Body Firming Lotion

When I was asked if I wanted to review Faber Products’ Nourish™ Skin Tight™ Body Firming Lotion, I agreed with equal measures of skepticism and hope.  I recalled reading an article a while back that asserted that no topically-applied product could penetrate deeply enough to achieve the skin-tightening effects attributed to these types of lotions.  On the other hand, the Director of Design & Development of Faber Products had contacted the editor of and suggested that a review of his company’s body firming lotion might be of interest to the website’s readers.  Only unbiased reviews are posted on, an independent blog focusing on diets and weight loss, so I reasoned that the Director must be fairly confident that his company’s product actually works. 

What Is Nourish™ Skin Tight™ Body Firming Lotion?

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ExerBeat Review

Reading the manufacturer’s enticing opening line product description -“Ever used the following excuse: “I’m too busy to go to the gym!”- I knew this Wii game has been designed with people like me in mind! I actually DO have a gym membership but I hardly use it because there is always something more pressing to do: cook dinner, take my little one to a play area, and watch a programme on T.V..... Anyway, I also dread looking at over toned women lifting huge weights in the gym and feel rather inadequate when my two sets of 12 lunges leave me exhausted. So I much prefer the option of working out from home where its only the virtual trainer who can have a go at my fitness level!

For whom has ExerBeat been manufactured?

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Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners DVD Review

Mind over matter is an ancient way of saying work smarter, not harder.  Yoga is a great mind over matter practice.  Many different forms of Yoga combine slow and commanding physical postures to revitalize the mind and body while realigning inner energies.  Because of these properties, Yoga is amazing for physical health, and even weight loss.

Rodney Yee is originally a ballet student turned to Yoga Master.  He has toured the world for over ten years teaching workshops and classes.  Rodney has been on many shows, including Oprah. He is a well trained and talented Yoga instructor.

How Does the Rodney Yee's Yoga For Beginners DVD Work?

In the video below, you can watch  Rodney Yee himself in a short demonstration segment of his Yoga workout DVD  where he is performing some of his Yoga positions, movements and poses.

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How Diet DNA Testing May Assist in Weight-loss

Dieting is mostly an unending cycle of losing weight momentarily and regaining it within a few weeks. There are numerous diet plans in existence each with different success stories (or stories of utter failure). The question which consistently baffles dieters is “which diet plan suits me best and which will work?” Nothing is more disheartening than rigorous and careful dieting efforts all in vain. The reply to the question posed may probably lie in your DNA. Latest innovations and discoveries in genetics and DNA testing have revealed that the best diet is that which is suited to the personal DNA makeup of a given individual.

Golden gene in DNA

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