Overweight Fathers More Likely to Have Children with Weight Problems, Study Reveals (via Fox News Latino)
November 14, 2011 § 1 Comment
Reprinted from Fox News Latino
Wondering whether your toddler will battle with their weight in years to come? Have a look at dad’s waistline.
According to a new Australian study of more than 3,000 families by researchers at the University of Newcastle, 4-year-olds whose fathers were overweight or obese were at least four times more likely than other children to have weight problems themselves by the time they were eight.
On the other hand, an overweight or obese mother made little difference to the chances of her child developing their own weight problems.
“We know that when both parents are overweight or obese, their children are more likely to also be overweight or obese,” researcher Emily Freeman said. “This project investigated patterns in families and tracked children from ages 4 to 8, where only one parent was overweight or obese.” « Read the rest of this entry »
August 2, 2011 § Leave a Comment
As I mentioned in the previous post, most western schools of thought believe that there are seven chakras. Generally, chakras are depicted as either a flower or wheel. When depicted as a flower, “petals” are shown around the perimeter of a circle. When shown as a wheel, spokes divide the circle into segments. Each chakra holds a certain number of segments or petals.
Each chakra is believed to affect the body differently, and posses a different key to realisation and awareness. The following seven primary chakras are commonly described: « Read the rest of this entry »
August 2, 2011 § 2 Comments
If you’re at all familiar with holistic healing or yoga, you’ve certainly heard the word chakra from time to time, specifically in reference to “centering one’s chakra.” Today I wanted to spend some time going over chakras, what they mean, and what they do for us.
What is a Chakra?
June 28, 2011 § Leave a Comment
As a fairly avid runner, I’ve experienced a significant amount of joint and knee pain in the past few years; this has triggered my interest on the issue of joint health and how to minimize damage through exercise. The best way to maintain joint health is to keep moving. This is because joints need movement to get the fluids with the necessary nutrients that they require.
Elisa Brenner, who holds a Masters in Nutrition Therapy and is founder of Silver Nutrition LLC, explains that one of the most important minerals for the joints is silicone, which repairs and renews them. Consuming more lettuce, buckwheat, millet, oats, brown rice and strawberries will result in great benefit to the joints.
One point that I found interesting is that joints would be the exact same as bones if not for the cartilage that provides cushion to keep them sliding without a problem. The main component of cartilage is vitamin C, therefore you should be sure to include oranges, grapefruits, kiwi, and sweet peppers to your diet to ensure that you are receiving proper levels of vitamin C.
Make sure to pay attention to swelling of the joints. If you overdo it and cause strain on the body, there’s a good chance that your muscles will be sore along with your joints. It’s essential to get rid of inflammation naturally before going to anti-inflamatories, which prevent the remodeling process the muscles need to become stronger. Start by adding salmon, walnuts, and flaxseeds for a healthy dose of Omega 3 fatty acids to your diet. Likewise try to avoid pro-inflammatory foods such as sunflower, corn, and soybean oils if you struggle with pains from inflammation.