Archive for February, 2011

What supplement can I take to concentrate better while studying?

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good supplement to take for concentration? Whenever I study, I find it had to sit still and focus on the tasks at hand. What do you suggest? What do you also think of Theanine? Thank you very much!

Phytoplankton–just make sure it’s open celled phytoplankton and that you don’t get ripped off. the one from marine cure dot com is fine…..

What is the health disadvantage to having extra melanin in your body?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

For my biology class we get bonus points if we find out what the HEALTH disadvantage to having extra melanin (eumelanin) in the body is. I’ve searched everywhere and cannot find the answer. The only information I did find is cosmetological reasons for complications with laser surgery. But I need the health reason. Any help will be greatly greatly appreciated.
I need the major reason why it is a disadvantage.

As a component in the skin it protects against uv damage leading to skin cancer and also premature aging of the skin, this should be listed in the physiology text, check the index.

How do supplement companies combine different powders into a single powder?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

How do supplement companies combine different powders/ mixtures into a single powder ie what is the process?

It’s called ‘mixing’ and involves a large wooden spoon.

Seriously, I think I know what you mean and it probably involves dissolving everything together in water before drying it out, usually via vacuum extraction of the water.

What do new health care reforms mean for future doctors?

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I am a freshman in college and planning on going to medical school and becoming a surgeon. In your opinion, what do Obama’s new health care reforms and overall tendencies of health care in the U.S. mean for doctors? Will they be paid less? Will it be harder for doctors to have their own practices? How will it affect patients?

Well, doctors presently are beginning to stop taking medicare patients because obama care cut the pay for their services. You do know that the bill cut 500BILLION dollars out of the medicare system. It is something to watch, because we havent got there (single-payor) yet, but in the future, if it does become reality, the government will control how much you can charge, because they will be the ones paying you. The government will also control what procedures you will be able to perform and onto whom you do it. People looks at universal health care with rosey colored glasses and not reality

What is a good muscle building supplement and weight loss product combination?

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I have been working out for a few months now and I am looking to step up my game. I want a good muscle building supplement; at the moment I’m stuck between the nitrous products and creatine. Where I am really stuck is I want to find a weight loss product that works well and is all natural, but will also interact well with the muscle building supplement. Anyone know a good combination of products I could use?

The product that I use for a meal replacement and all my vitamins and supplements in one is Shakeology! It is made up of over 70 healthy whole food ingredients. It is such a great companion to working out. It will give you tons of energy and help with your digestion. It taste good too!

If you would like more information about it, please contact me.


How can i get a proper nutrition for muscle growth?

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I have been told that working out your muscles and tearing them and then not getting the proper nutrition is a complete waste of time. I don’t want to workout just to workout, i want to workout to get results. So for anyone experienced, and hopefully you really are experienced, how can i keep a proper nutrition?

I’ve read several times from different sources that women can build about one pound of muscle per months on average when pushing hard for it. In four months, I’ve put on nearly six pounds of muscle (as determined by two types of body-fat analysis done at my gym), so I’m slightly above average as far as adding muscle mass. Here’s what I’ve done nutritionally to make it happen:

–Eat more carbs early in the day, before 2 pm or so. Without plenty of carbs, you won’t have good fuel for a great workout. Carbs fuel the workout. Without plenty of carbs, your workout will be weaker, and your muscles will progress more slowly.

–Eat more proteins later in the day. Also, eat more proteins the day after you lift weights. (Assuming you follow a normal, healthy pattern of about 3x weight-lifting a week, with days in between for recovery.) Proteins build and repair muscle, you need plenty AFTER you work out.

–I try to keep my overall balance of calories as follows: 40% of calories from protein, 40% from carbs, and 20% from fat. Of course, this is the ideal, and I’m not always right on target, but I do make sure that protein % never drops below 30 and fat % never goes above 30. (I use to track my food, and it gives the break-down of protein/carbs/fat automatically. There are complicated formulas you can use to figure it out by hand… but why, when there are online services for that?)

–Most important is not a nutrition thing, but it is important for building muscle: SLEEP. Get a solid 8 hours at least every night. Also, I’ve read a lot of research supporting the idea that allowing yourself to sleep in a few extra hours on weekends or days off can truly help repay sleep you lost during the work week. You, like I, have probably experienced this before as well. Getting plenty of rest is crucial to allowing your muscles to mend themselves– it could possibly be even more important than getting enough protein.

What is a good home fitness machine to lose weight and work on my abs?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

I was looking at P90X but idk what i should get, can anyone recommend me any good home fitness equipment?

Here is a video of exercises — no equipment needed. You can do 3 or all of the exercises; 15 to 20 minutes session 2 or 3 days a week.

For abs, these 2 exercises — bicycle crunch and leg-lift:

Start slow ‘cuz these are not as easy as they look. For first 2 weeks , do as much as you can for 30 or 40 seconds; then rest 1 minute. Do another 30 seconds; rest 1-minute. Do another 30-seconds.

For 3rd week and forward, increase the exercise time (but keep the 1-minute rest).

What are the difference between these Mental Health Professionals?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

What is the difference between a Mental Health Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Psychologist, and a Mental Health Physician? I know that schooling is probably different. Do any of them have the ability to prescribe? Also, is there a difference between Behavioral health and Mental health? If so what is it so I know what kind of Dr. I should go see. Thank you!!

A social worker has a master’s degree. A psychologist has a doctorate in psychology. A physician who specializes in mental health is a psychiatrist and, in addition to medical school, has several years of specialized training.

The prescribing ability depends on the state. In many cases, however, the social worker or psychologist refers the patient to a psychiatrist for prescriptions, if needed, but does therapy themselves. Social workers usually concentrate on how your problems affect your ability to function in society. (It varies a lot though). Generally they do more short term treatment focused on functioning. They are not usually ones to treat very serious mental illnesses. For more serious problems, a psychologist is more appropriate as they also focus on the mental processes. A psychiatrist is best if it’s a chemical disorder or the most serious of mental illnesses, such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.

Cant’ advise you as to which you should see without knowing what problems you think you have.

What is the start up cost for a nutrition store?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

I am thinking about opening a nutrition store and I was wondering the cost to start off a company. Ex gnc, nutri zone. Which franchise tends to be more successful?

As of 2009, estimated the average start up cost of new nutrition store at about $158,500. Choosing to open a franchise offers immediate brand recognition but has a very high start up cost. Opening your own store can lower that start up cost but may take longer to develop a consistent, recognizable and profitable brand. Consider what already exists in the market, and whether you need to offer something completely new with your own store, or whether a franchise store will effectively reach your target market.