Monthly Archives: July 2014

FRUIT RECALL: ATTENTION

California-based Wawona Packing Co. issued a voluntary recall on July 19 for certain types of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packaged and shipped between June 1 and July 12. The fruit is being recalled for possible listeria contamination, though no illnesses have been reported to date, the company said on its website.

 

A Recall has been done on fresh fruits! So…. Be careful around peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots. These potentially contaminated fruits may be distributed at major chains such as BJ’s, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Sam’s Club and Whole Foods which have been cited. Please read the following article, and if you have been exposed, please be aware and throw out these foods for your safety.

 

Symptoms typically appear within a month or two of consuming contaminated materials. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says listeria can be treated with antibiotics and urges consumers to seek treatment if they begin exhibiting symptoms after eating possibly tainted foods.

 

SO PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND AWARE: THIS CAN BE SERIOUS.

See article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/fruit-recalled-listeria-wawona-packing_n_5610607.html

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Runner Runner: Training for You

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For all those runners out there, whether you are training for something or simply do it for your health, like me. Here is a quick link of a 12 minute workout, so easy, you can do to strengthen your workout!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/strength-workout-for-runners_n_5589270.html?cps=gravity

Check it out and please don`t hesitate to comment if you found results in the near future.

Enjoy and Good luck, with anything you have in mind.

 

 

Stay Away from Your Ears!

We all like to clean our ears, we like to feel clean. Ears may seem dirty at times, and full of ear wax which may seem disgusting… But the truth is, these ear wax inside the ears, its quite healthy and when removing it *with a Q-tip, you actually do more harm than good.

Why is That? 

Well the ear cleans itself and this ear wax actually keeps bacterias out. So by “cleaning” it with a Q-tip you are actually pushing the dirt fully inside where it can’t even clean itself, therefore causing harm to the ear because it can’t clean itself, making it hard to hear and more susceptible to bacteria.

Some grossness is something healthy for you! As such, earwax helps keep dust and dirt away from the eardrum. Therefore acting

So if you use Q-tips, think again!

Remember: Your Ears Clean Themselves. Don’t be a hero!

For more details visit: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5600401?utm_hp_ref=tw

Protein Protein Protein Shake or NOT!

I am going crazy!

I have been researching on and on about Protein powder, is it good? is it bad?

Good Question? Well… it’s just not a good answer.

 

I have been training quite a lot lately and find I need more protein, for recovery, for energy, for feeling great-ER!

Protein Supplements, some sources disapprove it, and others say it’s okay. Which is the correct one? I still don’t know.

Here are some sources, and you can be your own judge:

http://www.shape.com/blogs/fit-foodies/get-scoop-protein-powders

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/spring-cleaning/are-protein-supplements-a-good-idea/article558919/

http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/best_meat_worst_meat_the_best_protein_choices (my personal favorite)

 

However, my safest and healthiest matter I found was by following a natural Protein option, that is by foods, such as:

Great Grains: Oats, Spelt, Quinoa, Amaranth, Wheat germ

Protein-Packed Fruits and Snacks: Dried apricot, Sun dried tomatoes, Edamame, Pumpkin and squash seeds, Chia seeds, Walnuts, Almonds and almond butter, Pistachios

Satisfying Seafood: Ocean trout, Salted cod, Sockeye salmon

Meat (and Tofu) Alternatives: Seitan, Tempeh

 

See http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/20-surprisingly-good-sources-vegetarian-protein for details.

So after continuous research, I am still undecided if Protein Powders are a healthy choice, but I will keep you updated if I find the answer.

 

As for now, my only advise is try to get your protein as naturally as possible.

Keep in mind, Fish oil is high protein intake.

 

Watch this video for a good 100% natural protein shake:

 

 

If you have any suggestions or sources stating one or the other, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Aware: Girls in Sports, Serious Knee injuries

I started become more concerned with my knees as I got into soccer full time. I noticed my body falling apart the past year as I do more sports and exercise, especially my knee. As I started seeing my knees deteriorating and causing me pain, I began to notice that a high percent of girls in soccer had an injury, so I decided to do some research. I began worrying about arthritis until I got a hold of this article demonstrating that girls in Sports, they need to worry about their knees as they are much more likely than guys to get injured.

Here is some reasons why…

The risk goes up for girls once they hit age 12 or 13 and for boys around age 14 or 15. Why? Puberty. This is the time when kids grow faster and their bodies can’t always keep up, which is especially true in the leg’s tibia and femur bones. For girls, hormones also make the ligaments more lax. In boys, the testosterone surge actually helps them increase muscular power and control, allowing them to handle the rapid skeletal growth better.

Know… sports that cause the most of these injuries are ones like soccer, gymnastic, volleyball. and basketball, cheer leading and dance, all of which makes you stop suddenly and turn in different directions.

 

So what now?

You must begin doing exercises that are going to strengthen the hips, quads, hamstrings and glutes and build core strength, such as Pilates and more.

 

Some exercises can be found in the following video:

Watch this It’s serious:

If you are doing the same sport all year, you are stressing these muscles and not strengthening the others.

 

In my case, I play soccer all year long, even more intensely in the summer, the period which I noticed I felt the most pain.
Read more at http://www.arcamax.com/health/healthtips/s-1541962-p2#fFC0cuSfRCTd7MZP.99 

Remember… especially for all you girls out there, take this seriously or you might end up not being able to play anything in the end.

Rest, change activities, and do exercise…

I should take my own advice…