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By: Michaelsplace  09-12-2011
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michaelsplace.ca » Fitness and Nutrition

Can fish oil help with weight loss? What exactly are the benefits of fish oil anyways? I take 3 caps a day of 1000mg Omega 3 fish oil because it has been suggested to help reduce bad cholesterol (see my post  http://michaelsplace.ca/http:/michaelsplace.ca/lower-cholesterol-naturally/. EPA (Eicosapentaenoic  Acid) and DHA (Decosahexaenoic Acid) are the fatty acids found in [..]

Carbohydrates are created in the leaves of plants, where they are created out of water, carbon dioxide, and the radiant energy of sunlight. Although your body can obtain all of the energy that it needs from dietary protein and fat, the most efficient source of fuel for your cells are carbohydrates. We can classify all [..]

Whether you are a walker, runner or jumper – cardio fitness is of course a fantastic way to start and maintain a good foundation for a healthy body. But is it enough? Every activity in life requires some percentage of muscle strength and endurance. Resistance training is an important component of a comprehensive fitness routine [..]

There’s a rule of thumb I use when dealing with sore muscles and joints. If it is a new or “fresh” injury then Ice. For reoccurring aches and pains then Heat. A new strain or muscle tear creates inflammation. Too much inflammation causes blood to become congested and blocks oxygenated blood from reaching the muscles. [..]

I don’t use Iodized Table Salt. I never used to think about salt too much other than it is a great way to add flavor to just about everything.  Have you ever wondered why fast food and restaurant food seems to have that blast of good flavor? It is likely because there is a week’s [..]

Spices and herbs are common in most foods around the world today. Both are used to flavor foods and some for medicinal purposes. Herbs and spices have both been prominent throughout human history. In earlier times, herbs and spices were considered luxuries and only available for the use of the wealthy. Herbs and spices were [..]

Last week my wife came home with the P90X Workout System. If you haven’t heard of it and you are serious about fitness, then you should check it out. The system which cost about $140 CDN, comes with a Nutrition Guide that addresses different body types and levels of weight loss, and 12 DVD’s. Each [..]

I am not an advocate of diets but I do strongly believe in detoxification. We cannot avoid accumulating toxins in our organs and tissue from the foods we eat, the liquids we drink and the air that we breathe. Unfortunately, we live in a world of chemical additives and pollution which our bodies are forced [..]

We’ve heard it for years. If you’re trying to get into shape and starting a new exercise program, you just know you’re going to feel it. But I’m going to give you a little advise – forget the no pain, no gain theory. If you start out too aggressive you ain’t gonna make it! Especially [..]

There’s been much ado about the lack of Vitamin D in most of our diets these days.  In recent years, vitamin D has been going to some exciting places. Reports of new and promising studies seem to emerge almost weekly. A 2007 analysis of vitamin D studies found that individuals with higher vitamin D levels [..]

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