Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym Review: Is Home Fitness Really at Your Fingertips?

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Bowflex PR3000 for your home fitness pleasure!

Many people enjoy the gym.  They like time away from home and the social aspect. Most importantly for the majority of people who have gym memberships, it’s the versatility of the equipment.

While there are definitely pros to going to the gym 3-6 times a week, there also cons. Usually, driving time is involved, which requires gas money, bus or train fare.  There are also gym memberships as well as specific workout clothes in order to feel you fit with the norm for that gym.

For those who want a total body strength workout, the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is an option to consider.  It’s built to handle the beginner workout, using 5 pounds of resistance, all the way to 210 pounds of resistance for a more accomplished workout.  There are over 50 strength exercises to choose from, which allows you to address the entire body from a intensity workout perspective.

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Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym particulars:

  • Multi-use Hand-Grip/Ankle Cuffs designed to add flexibility and performance
  • Workout Placard displays workout descriptions for easy reference
  • No-change cable pulley system
  • 210 pounds of Power Rod resistance (which can be upgraded to 310 pounds)
  • Four-inch upholstered roller cushions for leg extension and leg curl
  • Vertical bench press
  • Triple function hand grips for lat pull down
  • Triple function ankle cuff grips
  • Leg Attachment

Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym exercise options:

  • Bench Press
  • Decline Bench Press
  • Incline Bench Press
  • Crossover High Rear Delt Rows
  • Seated Shoulder Press
  • Shoulder Shrug
  • Lateral Shoulder Raise
  • Standing Low Back Extention
  • Narrow Pulldowns
  • Stiff-arm Pulldowns
  • Reverse Grip Pulldowns
  • Triceps Pushdown
  • Triceps Extension
  • Seated Biceps Curl
  • Triceps Kickback
  • Trunk Rotation
  • Leg Extension
  • Squat
  • Standing Calf Raise
  • Standing Hip Adduction
  • Hip Flexion
  • And more…

Voila_Capture 2015-03-03_01-15-38_PMFactors to Consider:

The Bowflex PR 3000 Home Gym maxes out at 300 lbs. of weight, so that needs to be considered when purchasing. You’ll need to assure adequate space with a room that accommodates a workout space of 100 X 78 inches and a height of 83 inches (211 cm) tall.


One customer indicated that a negative aspect to this particular model is that he had to purchase the extra rods because he requires more weight in order to experience an adequate workout.

Taller individuals may find that the cables are too short, resulting in a reduced range of motion than other machines.

Without purchasing the Bowflex Body Plan manual, you may find that the poster routines are limited and get boring after awhile.


The Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym utilizes Bowflex’s patented Power Rods, which provide excellent resistance resulting in an experience as good or better than free weights—but without the risk of joint pain sometimes associated with free weights.

The rods are precisely manufactured from a high-tech composite material under the highest quality control measures, resulting in quality and durability. The power rod units are so strong they can be flexed repeatedly without wearing out.

Reviewing customers express satisfaction and enjoyment with this machine.  Set-up takes about one-and-a-half hours, which is reasonable, and the machine is considered well-build and straightforward to use.  The motion is reported to be smooth and quiet, and the change-overs are uncomplicated.

One reviewer indicated he felt challenged with the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym despite being a long-term gym goer.  He too purchased the two extra 50 lbs. rods, being at a more advanced level.  When he compared the price to a gym memberships, he was content with the Bowflex PR300 Home Gym.

As far as the warranty is concerned, the frame is guaranteed for one year, the rods for 7 years, and the parts for 60 days.

Voila_Capture 2015-03-03_01-11-43_PMThe Final Word…

The Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is a very sensible price, for the benefit purchasers are reporting. It takes little room, sitting on a 4 X 4 pad, and reaching about 7 feet high. The set-up takes a reasonable amount of time and it is not difficult. The Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym give you full strength workout options without going to the gym.

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50 lbs power bars.

In addition…

For maximum impact, consider purchasing the “Bowflex Body Plan: The Power is Yours. Build More Muscle. Lose More Fat” manual to assist your fitness potential.

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Veeva Stress Formula Review: How Can I Reduce my Stress Without Pharmaceuticals?

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Life can hit us hard sometimes.  We’re sailing along just fine when all of a sudden we feel as though we’ve been hit by a Mac truck.  For other people, they always seem to be in a state of anxiety.  I can’t tell you how many people in my world suffer from varying degrees of worry, anxiety, fear or stress.  The irony is, although I’m a licensed helping professional, I’m not talking about clients.  I’m talking about friends, co-workers and acquaintances.

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The truth is, I have found myself in periodic states of acute stress and anxiety as well.  There have been times in my life when I’ve been overwhelmed with concerns and pressures that seemed to suck me under, resulting in worry, anxiety and even low grade depressive symptoms.  The most recent was a work situation where I realized I was under the leadership of someone who had “lost their way”.  The person had become increasingly negative, unkind, judgemental and accusatory–not to me, but to my staff.  It had a huge impact on me, and contributed to me feeling hopeless and helpless.  Thankfully, I found a way through and was able to shift the focus of negativity.

Now, stress is a normal part of life.  When we are functioning with “adaptive stress”, like presenting to a group of colleagues, playing in a tournament, or performing with a choir, we are given a little boost of the hormone adrenaline that allows us to do our best.  It keeps us alert, and focussed on the task at hand.  I don’t mind this kind of stress at all.  I know I “perform” better with it.  After the event, adrenaline is no longer being secreted by the adrenal glands, and we go back to a normal, functional state.

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However, for those people who are in a chronic state of stress, the body begins to be negatively impacted.  You see, chronic stress results in the body remaining in the fight, flight or freeze mode, where adrenaline is pumping even though real threat is not near.  Because bodies are not designed to live in a constant state of stress, they begin to wear down.  Because adrenaline physiologically can’t pump forever, it tapers off, and cortisol, another hormone is released.  Cortisol contributes to feeling down or having a low mood after the rush of adrenaline.

When I was experiencing difficulty at work , I noticed a 10 pack of Veeva at the health store I frequent.  I passed it numerous times, read the back, and thought about how good it would feel to actually return to my place of joy.  It took quite a few visits to the health food store for me to actually pick up the sample pack.

I tried my first dose that very night.  One of the benefits of Veeva’s synergistic blend of nutrients is that it contributes to a good night’s sleep.  Like many people with high levels of prolonged stress, I wasn’t sleeping well.  But, that night I slept much better.  In the morning, I took the next capsule, and realized by about 10:00 a.m. that I didn’t have the butterflies in my stomach, and my mood was more elevated.  I wasn’t having to work so hard to keep negative thoughts at bay.  Positivity seemed to flood me more naturally.

I went on to purchase the 60 capsule box a few times.  Slowly but surely, adding other mood boosting nutrients to my diet (namely nuts, seeds, and greens), as well as being consistent with exercise and other mood modulating activities, my mood difficulties and stress response levelled off.  What a relief.

Interestingly, I told many people about Veeva.  Only one person took me up on it–my office coordinator, who was chronically stressed.  It was amazing to see the difference in her.  A few months after she had been taking it, I noticed she had returned to her negative pattern of thinking.  I said, “Mary (not her real name), have you been taking your Veeva?”  She sheepishly shook her head and told me that she’d run out.  Over lunch, I  dashed to my trusty health food store and bought her another box.  To say she was grateful, was an understatement.

Veeva incorporates an impressive recipe of ingredients known to reduce mental and physical stress and their associated symptoms and promote healthy mood balance. Veeva ingredients include: Cyracos® Lemon Balm Extract, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, Theanine, 5-HTP, Choline and Inositol, Bioperine® Black Pepper, Allspice, Cloves and Cinnamon.  These in combination have the potential to shift your days from cloudy, uptight and gloomy to genuinely sunny and peaceful!

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*Please note that Veeva Stress Formula has not been evaluated by the FDA.  If you are suicidal or have been diagnosed with an anxiety or depressive disorder, consult your physician before using.  If you have a medical condition, consult your physical before using.  The information contained in this post does not replace solid medical advice provided by your trained physician who is knowledgable about your care.

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Green Tea: Good for What Ails You?

Uncle Lee's Organic Tea BagsGreen Tea has been around for centuries, and not just centuries but millennia.  And because I adore tea, I’ve decided to write about it today.

I have to confess that it took me some time to learn to savour Green tea.  It tasted, well green.  It’s not smooth like black tea.  Nonetheless, I did acquire a taste for it and once I learned about the amazing health benefits, I convinced myself to incorporate it into my life more.

So, what can Green tea do for you?  This is the amazing part; there are so many reported benefits about Green tea that I could write numerous posts– and probably will over time.  Important nutrients found in Green tea include antioxidants, both polyphenols such as flavonoids, and catechins.

Why do we care about antioxidants?  Because antioxidants inhibit the oxidation of certain molecules.  Oxidation, although a natural process can result in oxidative stress which may damage or kill cells.  Relevant research suggests that oxidative stress plays a significant role in many human diseases, including cancers.  Currently there are numerous studies being conducted about antioxidants and their role in disease prevention.

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At the time of this post, it is summer.  And in summer, there’s nothing better than iced tea to cool you down.  Iced tea is a simple beverage that can introduce healthful antioxidants into your system if you make it from scratch using a reputable organic product.  Because Green tea has significantly less caffeine than coffee, iced-Green rather than iced-coffee with keep you jitter-free to enjoy your day.

To make a pitcher of Green iced-tea:

  • Boil 1.5 litres of filtered water and let sit for two minutes
  • Pour over 4 tea bags (Green, organic)
  • Let sit for approximately 8 minutes
  • Extract the tea bags and discard
  • To sweeten, use 2 Tbs of organic honey and a drop of stevia

If you enjoy tea without sweetener, all the better; eliminate the honey.

Green Matcha - ORGANICIf you’re trying to lose weight, Green tea has been noted to be an excellent weight loss contributor for many people.  In fact, if you look at the ingredients on most weight loss supplement products, Green tea has a prominent place.

Studies have shown that green tea boosts the metabolic rate and increases fat burning in human controlled trials.  Of course, because Green tea has a modest amount of caffeine, it may assist in improving performance.  So, if you’re an athlete, or want to give your workout a little extra zip, introduce Matcha Green Tea Powder into your regime.

This organic Matcha boasts serious benefits and can be used in multiple ways.  Try it now for increased fat burning, superior antioxidant value and great taste.

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The Matcha Green Tea Powder – Organic can be used in smoothies, baking and lattes to name a few.  To create a smoothie, throw some organic berries, a banana, a handful of organic spinach and Matcha Green Tea Powder – Organic into a high powdered blender with ice and filtered water.

Voila!  You have a scrumptious and nutritious smoothie.  You may also want to add organic virgin coconut oil or flax oil for those healthy omegas that support brain functioning as well as other important functions in the body.  Additionally you may want to add a bit of plain yogurt or kefir to contribute to healthy gut flora.  Adding probiotics to smoothies using yogurt or kefir is benefical for digestive health.

No discussion about Green tea would be complete without mentioning the most traditional form.  That is Numi Green Teathe loose leaf variety.  Reviewers are pleased with Numi Organic Tea Gunpowder Green.  It is reported to have a subtle taste that appeals to many palates.  It is also a beautiful tea.  When the leaves are steeped in water, they gently unfurl to reveal their loveliness.  This bag is a full 16 ounces and will last you until you have created a Green-tea habit.

Buying in bulk is both economical and practical if you’re trying to build a healthful Green-tea routine.  It typically takes at least 21 days to build a habit, so ensuring you have an adequate amount of product–in this case a  bag of Numi Organic Gunpowder Green Tea, will help you accomplish a healthful tea-drinking practice.

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Green tea has been touted to be beneficial for brain health.  Of course, we’ve already discussed that it has some caffeine which we know helps the brain kick into gear.  However, preliminary research indicates it is more than just caffeine that contributes to brain wellness.  Early studies suggest that Green tea, if consumed on a regular basis may help to prevent neuro-degenrative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

It’s a good day to incorporate Green tea into your life, whether it be:

Choose one, or all three to benefit your health today!

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Needak Rebounder Review: Needak Rebounding and the Anti-Aging Craze

Voila_Capture 2015-04-18_02-44-07_PMHave you wondered how you can develop better health at the very core of your being?  Never really thought about it?  Well read further and I’ll share what I’ve learned about cellular health through rebounding.

Between my first and second degree, I became seriously interested in exercise and fitness.  I enrolled in a distance fitness and exercise certificate course.  I loved the biology and anatomy sections, and really got a lot out of the training around specific exercises to build muscle and cardiovascular health.  What wasn’t covered in depth was the lymphatic system, although I’m sure it was mentioned to some degree.

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Skip a few years forward.  I now have three degrees, one of which is a graduate degree, a licence to practice in my field, and two babies.  My body feels a mess.  Is it the stress?  Is it the postpartum or something insidiously unnamed?

Without clarity on my medical status, I toddled off to a Doctor of Natural Medicine.  While I wouldn’t say she rocked my world as far as addressing my initial health concerns, she did introduce me to rebounding, and I am truly grateful.  She also talked to me about the lymphatic system, a part of human anatomy that I’ve studied since her original introduction.

Very simply, a top quality rebounder is like a “lymph pump”.  Why the need for a lymph pump, you ask?  Well, you have more lymph in your body than you do blood.  However, lymph only flows one way, and requires physical movement to move.  Lymph provides nutrients to your cells and removes toxins and waste from those same cells.  Different than your blood, lymph is not pumped by your heart.   Hence the need to keep moving in order to cleanse your cells on a regular basis.

When you use a rebounder, waste from your cells are drawn into your lymph veins and pumped toward your heart entering the subclavian vein.   As an exit strategy, that waste flows from your heart to your liver and then kidneys in order to be eliminated.

Interestingly, N.A.S.A. determined in a study that rebounding was 68% more efficient than “jogging”.  The reason the study found, was because rebounding stimulates the cells of your muscles, veins, arteries, bones and organs more comprehensively.  As with most exercise, rebounding improves circulation as well.

As far as unit specifics, the Needak Rebounder has detailed stitching and a reinforced mat covering the springs.  It has  spring loaded legs for quick and easy fold-up.  The leg tips are moulded to protect your floor surface.  It is professional grade, and extremely well-made.


The Needak Rebounder has been thoroughly researched.  It is personally endorsed by Linda Brooks, a Certified Reboundologist–yes, there is  such a thing.  And truly, I owe my growing knowledge about rebounding to the expert Linda Brooks.

According to the research, rebounding has enormous health benefits.  You can only imagine how effective cleaning your body at a cellular level can be!  A Linda Brooks-ism, based on the huge body of research she has reviewed is the “two-minute health bounce”.   This is a simple little rebound strategy that can be done many times throughout the day (best every hour, on the hour).  It is literally a minimal-movement-bounce that doesn’t even require your feet to leave the rebounder.  This movement is your “lymph pump” which moves waste, increases circulation and helps your body push against the gravity that is forcing your ligaments, bones and muscles toward the ground.  Rebounding is a marvelous anti-aging strategy which counteracts that gravitational pull forcing our bodies to lose inches as we age.


The Needak Rebounder is consistently pricier than “mini-trampolines” frequently placed in the same category.  While not the same from a quality perspective, it nonetheless stands out because of price, often resulting in people choosing another, cheaper product.

The Final Word

The Needak Rebounder is a wonderful soft-bounce unit.  You’ll never experience the jarring impact of a mini-trampoline.  It’s perfect for every person in the family from child to senior member.  In fact, with the stabilizing bar, seniors have been noted to benefit even from light bouncing.  Balance, weight control, improved mood, and core strength training can all be accomplished with the simple Needak Rebounder.  If you include a stabilizing bar, an important safety feature is added for those who start out with balance difficulties.

ClVoila_Capture 2015-04-18_02-54-18_PMick here to experience profoundly better health regardless of your weight, age or fitness level using the Needak Rebounder.

          ADD the stabilizing bar for additional balance and advanced fitness opportunities using your own body weight.

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Brooks, Linda (2008). “Rebounding to Better Health” . USA.

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Food4Wealth 2015 Spring Review: Two-Green-Thumbs-Up On Organic Gardening

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Technically, it’s almost spring.  In my part of the world there is still snow on the ground; nonetheless, the days are getting longer and our grass is peaking out from beneath crusty layers of  snow.  There is hope we will not endure more 40-below temperatures.

It’s clearly wishful thinking, but I have my organic seeds sitting close to the back patio door, and I’m waiting a few more weeks until I start my seedlings.  I realize that in some parts of the world, people are farther ahead than I.  Regardless, we will get to the point where the sun melts all the snow and we can safely walk out to our compost and start getting the ground ready to plant.

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Food4Wealth is going to be our organic garden companion this summer.  We have a plot measured out, and are ready to start organizing the supplies we need to grow a passel full of healthy vegetables despite our relatively short growing season.

And, blessedly, the supplies are minimal: a patch of sectioned ground, a bunch of newspaper, compost, hay, and seeds. I even have my husband fully on board.  He’s been diligently reviewing the Food4Wealth program with much excitement.

It’s easy to get the kids on board.  They adore fresh produce—carrots, radishes, cucumbers and watermelon.  And dirt.  What kid doesn’t like dirt?

What makes Food4Wealth unique? In a word, simplicity.  Because the focus is on organic produce, a plan for minimizing and eliminating pests and weeds is at Food4Wealth’s core.  Additionally, the method is soundly ecological, so the vegetable garden is constructed differently that one built from rows.  It’s easy to plant, monitor and maintain.

If I had to be outside weeding a vegetable garden every few days I’d give up.  In fact, that’s what I’ve done in the past.  While I’ve almost always planted a garden with much gusto and great spring intentions, by end of July I am absolutely sick of those intrusive weeds and I’m ready to till the whole thing under.

What else makes Food4Wealth unique?  The reviews.  People are raving about this method.  And, there have been thousands of customers happily growing veg with glee.  Customers are getting results with home-grown, organic produce to nourish themselves and their families.  Both beginners and knowledgeable gardeners give this product and its result two-green-thumbs-up.

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The Food4Wealth plan provides a step-by-step instruction manual.  Not only are the instructions clear, the ebook offers illustrations that make it easy to follow.  In addition, you receive an audiobook so you can listen wherever you are—even in the garden.

The video tutorials are a wonderful addition, especially for the novice gardener.  And to be honest, since most people do not use this ecological gardening method,  the tutorials provide visuals to those veteran gardeners as well.

For stress-free garden creation, you receive an easy to follow sequential project plan that outlines what to do and how to do it.  You also receive support around maintenance and next year’s storing of seeds and planting preparation.


The Food4Wealth process, while boasting time-limited preparation (around 8 hours), still requires some organization and work.  Additionally, this preparation requires home-grown compost. Without your own compost, you’ll have to find some for your usage, which may take some ingenuity and/or money.

Final Word… 

Food4Wealth is an inexpensive program, based on sound ecological methods that produce health-filled veggies regardless of where you live.

In a world of genetically modified vegetables and fruit, pesticides and other chemicals, it is a wonderful option to be able to develop self-sufficient practices where food is concerned.

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An All-Star Rower: The Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine with PM5 Review

Voila_Capture 2015-03-08_04-21-22_PMRowing has got to be one of the greatest full-body, low-impact workouts one can experience.  In a perfect world, we’d all live by a quiet lake, a gentle river or a protected part of the ocean.  However, that’s not the case.  At least it isn’t for me.

While we have a gorgeous river flowing through the middle of our city, we also experience freezing temperatures for 6 months of the year.  So, consistent outside rowing isn’t a part of my day-to-day workout regime.

Imagine having the fantastic body of a rower, without having to pack up your boat, drive to your local body of water and hoist the craft in?

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Well, it’s absolutely possible with the Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine.  Now, that isn’t to say, you wouldn’t want to take advantage of a lake or river or sea with your boat now and again.  It’s just not terribly practical.  In my world, it’s not even feasible with the horrendous outside temperatures from September to May.

The Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine boasts a flywheel design, which blessedly minimizes noise while maximizing the feel of smooth rowing. This model includes the Performance Monitor 5, which provides accurate, comparable data for every one of your rows.  It also provides a helpful adjustable monitor arm.

The Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine seat is 14-inches and the chain is nickel-plated.  It has adjustable footrests and an ergonomic handle.  While the unit is an impressive 30 kgs, it actually separates into two pieces for storage. The castor wheels allow the whole unit to be mobile.

Because this unit has a quiet run, it can be used in an apartment or condo—if you can get it up the stairs or into the elevator.  Make sure you have a buddy to help you.  The unit requires 9 X 4 feet, and will hold up to 500 pounds.

The warranty is notable with 5-years on the frame.  Reviewers state the Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine is sturdily built and has the feel of quality. This unit ranks at #40 as a fitness best seller.

Indeed, the reviews are impressive, with nothing under 4 stars.  In fact, reviewers use words like, “Fantastic;” “Excellent rower;” “Great piece of equipment;” “I love this machine;” and, “Excellent reputation is entirely deserved”.


While the reviews for this rower are striking, this is a pricey unit if aren’t going to take serious advantage of it.  That being said, if you love low-impact aerobic exercise, with muscle-building capacity, this rower is a good choice.

The beginner is encouraged to watch some of the available online videos to gain proper technique in order to develop competence and waylay any potential discouragement.


The smoothness of motion and quiet run is a big bonus.  This unit offers multiple programmable workouts for the novice or veteran.

Set up time is reported to be minimal, so if you’re anxiously awaiting your Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine you know you can be up and rowing within 30 minutes.  The construction is sturdy and the warranty is satisfactory.

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The Final Word…

If you’re looking for a low-impact aerobic workout, with muscle-building potential, this rower is first-rate.  Truly, the customer reviews are incredibly impressive regarding the Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine.  Those who purchased were happy, happy, happy.

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Old School, New Body Review: Is a Fit and Toned Body After 40 Really Possible?

Voila_Capture 2015-03-07_02-06-57_PMSteven and Becky Holman are mission-driven to help you not just lose weight, but build a fit, strong and healthy body—even after 40.

According to the Holman’s, after 40 the aging process accelerates.  In fact, we can age 6 months more for every year that passes if we don’t know how to combat age-related decline.

The Holman’s state, Did you know that all of this is reversible at any age?  That there are specific ways to move, eat, and think that tell your brain to STOP this rapid aging process… and even SLOW IT DOWN to the point where you’re aging less than a year for every year?  That means you can look younger at 40 than you do at 35… or if you’re like Becky and I, younger at 50+ than we did at 40!”

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Steven was editor in Chief of Iron Man Magazine and had the eagle-eye advantage of learning powerful tools for maintaining fitness and health across the lifespan.  He and his wife have taught numerous individuals the Old School New Body framework.

According to the Holman’s, there are five critical points that need to be understood, to begin to develop a “new body”.

The first is, “Forget low fat diets.”  Well, this is good news. I’ve been trying to convince my female friends in the last couple years that good fats are good.

“Low fat” permeates almost every part of the grocery industry.  It’s this health-sucking lie, waiting around every corner.  Research is very clear that good fats should remain in our diets and can actually help us lose weight. Score 1 for the Holmans. So far, I’m good to go with their premises.

The second point is, “Stop running in circles”, indicating that simply putting yourself through cardio routine after cardio routine will not bring about the body you’re hoping for.

I am surrounded by runners and marathoners.  Don’t ask me how it happened.  I’m certainly not one of them.  All are a few years older than I, and they do look old.  AND, despite all those marathons they run, they still have little bellies.  To be honest, I’ve wondered about that.

Long exercise routines apparently result in excessive amounts of free radicals.  Those nasty free radicals seriously damage healthy cells.  Too many of them can reap havoc on your system, resulting in accelerated aging.

“Stop blaming everything on how old you are” is the third principle.  Some might say, “Well if I don’t do that, what will I have left to blame?”  The Holman’s are convinced that even someone at 90 can develop a healthy, toned body with the right kind of training, thinking and eating. That principle’s hard to imagine, but I’m still in. I want to learn more.

Point number four is, “Avoid Chronic Dehydration”.  The kidney and liver are great detoxification organs, and need H2O in order to get rid of the toxins we inhale, ingest and somehow absorb each and every day.  98% of the research I’ve read supports drinking pure clean water on a daily basis hydrating your skin, and helping you lose weight.

Finally, “Work out less”.  This is a theme I’ve been hearing more and more lately.  When I was younger, the permeating thought was the more you exercise, the healthier you were.  Newer research is supporting the work out less idea, and personally I’m relieved.  I no longer have an extra three hours, four or five times a week to bike or walk.  Now that I’m married with kids, some days it feels like I don’t even have five minutes.

Voila_Capture 2015-04-19_03-38-22_PMThe fitness program that the Holman’s propose makes you work “very, very hard” during the fitness segment.  They call it the FX System and it is based on four resistance-based exercises designed for men and for women, with slight variations for each gender.  In addition, they discuss an Ageless Nutrition Plan, as well as anti-aging secrets and protocols.

Phase I, “FX Lean” is focused on weight loss and toning your body.  A nutrition plan is affixed to Phase I, moving you to a lean state in a record amount of time with relatively short workouts.

Phase II, “FX Shape” is built to enhance your shape.  After you’ve lost what weight you want to lose in Lean, you’re able to add a bit more muscle on your frame.

Phase II, “FX Build” is for people who want to sport massive biceps, triceps and a full-out six pack.

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One of the significant limitations to this downloadable e-book is that there are no videos to guide you along.  Having accompanying videos is very helpful in ensuring the exercises are done correctly.

Secondly, the meal plan for the Lean phase is reportedly somewhat sparse, leaving you to figure a few things out for yourself, rather than having an array of meal choices to choose from.


Reviewers indicate this e-book is extremely user friendly and the process is simple and do-able for anyone with a modicum of motivation.  The phases are well laid out, specific and sensible. Exercising 90 minutes per week can actually be done with this program.

From a price point, you can’t go wrong. $27.00 is inexpensive.  Old School, New Body also has the full 100% satisfaction guarantee like all Clickbank products. If you decide this program is not for you, simply go through Clickbank to get your money back within 60 days.

The Holman’s state, The best bodies are forged from very short and SAFE workouts.  Workouts that are hard work, mind you, but work ANYONE can do at ANY age (we’ve proven it time and time again).”

Voila_Capture 2015-03-07_02-04-22_PMThe Final Word…

Age is inevitable.  Fat and flabby is not.  The Holman’s are passionate about you being able to find your fit at any age.

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100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats Review: Who Knew Snacking Could be So Good?

Learn more about wholesome, raw, nourishing snacks and treats.

I adore snacking.  And, with two highly energetic boys, snacking keeps us going throughout the day.  When we plan to be out of the house for more than an hour, I’m packing up Ziploc containers full of healthy snacks.  The moment my boys see me pull those out those snack-packs they ask, “Where we goin’?”

Healthy, sugar-free snacks made with natural ingredients are not always easy to come by.  Isn’t that the understatement of the century?  Certainly there are lots of highly processed options, but that’s not what I want for my kids or myself.  While an apple is a nutritious selection I use regularly, it doesn’t have the protein required to keep our momentum and balance our blood-sugar over the longer-haul.

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Fundamentally, the requirement for my family are snack varieties, and lots of them. Not only is a lack of variation boring, eating the same snack again and again means my family and I are not benefitting from a range of nutrients to be found in healthy choices.

The developer of 100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats is a former National Champion Bodybuilder named Carolyn Hansen.  Complimenting that illustrious credit, she is a noted health and fitness author, as well as the co-owner of two health clubs in New Zealand.

Despite these facts, there was a time when Carolyn was anything but healthy—she was too busy working in the health industry to pay much mind to her own health.  Ironic, isn’t it?  She wrote, “I rub shoulders with people who live, breathe and eat fitness. Sadly, despite my background, I was often tempted to eat things that I knew I shouldn’t.”

At some point, the light came on for Carolyn and she decided she needed to begin to alter her relationship with food.  This necessitated a plan to invite nutritional excellence into her life. One part of her strategy was targeting an area of eating that is easy to blunder in—the area of snacking.

What is unique and enticing about 100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats is the raw aspect of the ingredients.  I don’t have anything against cooking and baking, but I do appreciate diversity in my life and food.  Adding raw snacks, other than the infamous apple, allows me to provide a broader range of nutritionally viable foods to my family.

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What recipes will you find in 100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats?

  • Berry Maca Pie
  • Carob Fudge
  • Chocolate Avocado Pie
  • Date Nut Torte
  • Chocolate Creme Cheesecake
  • Rawsome Chewy Caramels
  • White Chocolate Goji Fudge…to name a few

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An obvious question for some will be, “If I change the rest of my eating habits, why can’t I leave my snacking alone?  I love my snacks.”  While it may feel like tackling snacks is a small matter in the big scheme of things, poor nutrition choices add up.

If you’re not a snack-er, then this is not for you.  Although, if desserts are your thing you may want to take a gander, as this collection seems to have an affinity for the sweet tooth.


What can I say?  Natural ingredients.  Raw ingredients.  Low-glycemic ingredients.  All are supportive of overall good health.

The price of 100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats is more than sensible–it’s cheap.  For a busy, on-the-go family, having an array of wholesome snack food to dig into is essential.  Teaching your kids that diving into something nutritionally worthwhile will have a longer-term impact as they come to know the value of superior food.  One of the ways this is possible is to have healthy, raw snacks and treats on hand.

The Final Word…

It takes work to be diligent and focused on healthy living. Having a multitude of tried and tested recipes at your finger-tips helps to maintain that focus.  100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats gives you the tools to address where good health may be compromised—daily snacking.

Healthy raw snacks and treats.

Enjoy healthy raw snacks and treats today!


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Alkaline Cookbooks and Recipes Review: What Would it Feel Like to be Truly Healthy ?  

Alkaline recipes

Learn more about tantalizing, alkalinizing recipes.


In the last 9 years, Emma Deangela has been on a quest to design a perfectly balanced alkaline diet package for the health-savvy consumer.  Our fast-pace, convenience-focused culture frequently depends on highly processed foods full of chemicals and fillers.  Our diet-default-plan often results in extremely acidic bodies that are more susceptible to disease.  Bodies that are alkaline, with a good pH balance are more able to resist disease and maintain good immune systems across time.

If you’ve read other posts of mine, it will come as no surprise that I’m concerned about our overweight, unhealthy and fatigued populace.  I’ve been studying nutrition and fitness for years. The fact is many of us consume too many foods with acidic properties. This results in our internal systems having to work harder to manage healthy pH levels. And yes, it leaves us open to disease.

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The Alkaline Cookbooks and Recipes compliment presents a natural and wholesome approach to building healthful resilience, encouraging foods without pesticides, chemicals, fillers and the like. Eating a diet high in alkaline ingredients is a significant factor in losing weight and improving health naturally.

The Alkaline Gourmet Package boasts some impressive bundles:

Alkaline Cook Salads

Alkaline Salads for robust health!

Firstly, Alkaline Recipes provides 50 alkaline recipes with a full 14 Day Meal Plan designed to boost your alkalinity and energy. Within this recipe book,

enticing variety exists including recipes for breakfast and lunch. In addition there are recipes for juices, soups, salads and desserts.

Secondly, Alkaline Salad Gourmet, details extraordinarily flavourful and simple salads that excite your taste-buds. Of course, salad recipes are only as good as the salad dressings that accompany them. Included are more than 10 mouthwatering and wholesome salad dressings to add spice and enjoyment to your salads.

 Thirdly, the  Alkaline Delights recipe e-book  outlines various ways to use the versatile avocado. Who would have thought that the humble and bland avocado could produce such delightful sounding fare like, Quinoa Avocado Skillet, dreamy Pistachio Almond Avocado Tartlets, Avocado Topping Shepherds Pie, and Raw Chocolate Avocado Truffles?

Fourthly, the Alkaline Green Smoothies collection delineates 50 green smoothies for boosting your energy while alkalizing your pH. Leafy green vegetables are nutritional dynamos, packed with a remarkable list of nutrients that can give you a boost in energy and deliver a profusion of essential minerals and vitamins to your body.

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If purchasing now, there are three bonus specials:

  • Alkaline Italian Delights
  • Gourmet Fruit Ice Creams
  • Natural Juicing Recipes


When Emma Deangela calls this a package, it really is a package. With the bonuses, there are seven electronic documents to peruse. For someone just exploring the world of alkalizing, this may feel overwhelming.  My suggestion is to start slow, paying most attention to the main e-book, simply called Alkaline Recipes. This e-volume outlines the basics of shifting to alkaline recipes and includes a “few extras” to start.


If you’re considering a wellness life-style change, this recipe collection has much to ponder. For those starting a new phase in their eating habits, a meal plan can be very helpful; the Alkaline Recipes offers such a thing with it’s 14 day meal plan. Knowing explicitly how to initiate a diet shift reduces feelings of frustration and overwhelm for the beginner.

For someone who is already pursuing an alkalizing diet, this collection broadens your recipe repertoire, inviting you to maintain the lifestyle with new, exciting and appetizing recipes. The compilation really does have something that will appeal to everyone in the family.

For the number of recipes in this broad accumulation, the price is reasonable. As with all ClickBank products, it comes with a 60-day 100% money back guarantee if not satisfied with the product.

The Final Word…

Taking steps to build a healthier body through an alkalizing diet is a noble objective, and will make you feel gratified by your choice. The benefits of weight loss, reduced fatigue and equalizing pH levels routinely has a positive effect on one’s psychological well-being. Body and emotions are intrinsically connected; developing good physical health will benefit every part of your being.

Alkaline Cook Series.

Alkaline your diet and thrive with the Alkaline Cook series.

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Guilt Free Desserts Review: Great Tasting Desserts and Good for You Too?

Guilt Free Cupcake

Guilt Free Desserts taste great and boost your health too!


I’ve been following Kelley Herring for some time now, admiring her discipline and unwavering commitment to natural, gluten-free, low glycemic deliciousness. I stumbled upon Ms. Herring after having my second baby when my digestion went out of whack and I was investigating a gluten-free diet.

I must say, her tasty treats are truly scrumptious and use anything but what I’m used to for my typical baking—no more white flour, pastry flour, corn starch, brown sugar (or heaven forbid, white sugar). Rather, nutritionally rich almonds, cocoanut, range free eggs, palm sugar and mmm…mmm butter.

Kelley Herring has a science background, as well as a strong desire to see people thrive in good health, using nature’s best nutrients in order to stay strong, fit, and healthy. She says, “Thanks to the latest in nutritional science, it can be downright easy to create desserts that are so sinfully moist, sweet and delicious… you’ll swear they’re bad for you.” Kelley is also the Editor in Chief of the four-book series, Eat to Fight Cancer, Eat to Beat Diabetes, Eat to Lower Cholesterol and Eat to Boost Fertility, published by McGraw-Hill.

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What does the Guilt Free Desserts recipe book entail?

  • 50 all-natural, gluten-free, low glycemic, fail proof desserts using ingredients that are easy to come by including:
    • Lemon-Ricotta Soufflés
    •  Flourless Chocolate Cake
    •  Gingerbread Cookies…to name a few
  • Free bonus 1: Awesome Appetizers including yummy fare such as:
    • Smoked Salmon Canapés
    •  Spinach Artichoke dip
    •  Chevre Scallion Cheese balls
  • Free bonus 2: Copycat Girl Scout Cookies–all-natural alternatives to the most loved Girl Scout cookies, including:
    • Thin Mints
    • Caramel Samoas
    • Chocolate Tagalongs

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Learn more about how to enjoy dessert in the guilt-free way!


Guilt-Free Desserts requires a whole new way of looking at food, particularly sweet food. It’s like a complete re-education in baking and cooking.

It took awhile to get my mind around it, as well as purchase the necessary ingredients to begin preparing Guilt-Free Desserts. While Kelley Herring states that many of the ingredients can be found in your pantry, that wasn’t the case for me. I did have to shop differently, usually at an organic market. The ingredients are expectedly pricier than the so-called equivalent one would find at typical grocery stores.


One of the significant benefits of Guilt-Free Desserts is the elimination of processed sugars. A low-glycemic lifestyle has all kinds of benefits, especially for those who are pre-diabetic, or diabetic. I use alternate sugars for my family all the time, and find they’re just as tasty, and with the right guidance versatile.

These desserts fill you up. While the ingredients are more expensive than typical baking ingredients, you feel full quicker without the spike in blood sugar, and the heaviness in the pit of your stomach.

This is quality food. You can have a piece of carrot cake for breakfast, and feel the energy throughout the morning. I love the fact that I’m feeding my kids something nutritionally dense, without a bunch of chemicals or processed ingredients. I can honestly tell the difference in them when they have conventional baking, and when they eat something with low-glycemic, all-natural ingredients. Their moods are better and their energy is more consistent, longer.

espresso chocolate mousseThe Final Word…

Guilt Free Desserts is a steal at the current price of $24.95. Even if you aren’t gluten-free, these recipes will add balance to your diet, positively impacting blood-sugar and energy levels. You’ll also learn about the advantages of using alternate ingredients to benefit your health.  The information provided in this e-book is both illuminating and motivating, and will encourage you on a path to optimal health.


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