What I Have Learned About Stress And Rhodiola

Balancing a full time job with finishing a degree, getting to the gym, and maintaining a social life can be tough. At times, it’s down right stressful. I’ve suffered from anxiety for most of my life, and at times, it can be unbearable. Thankfully, ten plus years of dealing with anxiety has taught me a few things.

Things I Learned About Dealing With Stress

The first thing I learned is that prescription anxiety drugs actually make your anxiety worse. That’s right; the drugs that are supposed to “cure” your anxiety actually create rebound anxiety over time. This is a good thing for the pharmaceutical companies, as this rebound anxiety creates life long customers who feel they need the anxiety medication simply to get through the day. Rebound anxiety causes you to take more and more medication, which creates higher profits for the pharmaceutical companies.

Go Natural and Feel Better

The second thing I learned is that there are natural solutions for stress and anxiety. My favorite anxiety remedy is a wonderful little herb called rhodiola rosea. This flowering plant is known as an adaptogen herb and it has been used as alternative medicine for centuries. Adaptogen herbs work to normalize the body’s functions while simultaneously boosting overall health.

Rhodiola rosea calms the stress response system and lowers the amount of stress hormones found in your body. Rhodiola rosea also works to improve overall health and wellness, and best yet, it is generally side effect free! Rhodiola rosea is much safer and more natural alternative to prescription anxiety medications.

Pick The Right Rhodiola Rosea

Be sure to choose a pure and proven rhodiola rosea supplement that is free from artificial ingredients like fillers and flow agents. The purer the product, the greater the results. Remember, rhodiola rosea is safer and more effective than most prescription anxiety medications. Rhodiola rosea is the perfect way to combat daily stress and anxiety… naturally!

Here is a great video on Rhodiola Rosea Reviews -

Desiccated Liver for Body Building

Desiccated liver supplements have been used by body builders for nearly 100 years. They pack a quick punch of clean protein in convenient capsule- with no liver taste. Some body builders are known to take up to 100 capsules of desiccated liver per day! Not only are desiccated liver capsules 70% protein by weight, they are also packed with important nutrients such as naturally occurring iron, vitamin  A, and B vitamins.

Watch this video on Desiccated Liver Supplements -

Desiccated liver helps body builders grow and repair their muscles which helps them increase in both size and shape (click to read more). Desiccated liver capsules contain important amino acids which are literally the building blocks of protein. Amino acids and protein play a key role in the building and maintaining of lean muscle.

Grass-fed liver capsules are also packed with naturally occurring iron which helps the body create the blood protein known as hemoglobin and myoglobin. These two proteins help the body build strong muscles, so naturally you can see why it is important for anyone who is looking to build muscle to consume plenty of naturally occurring iron.

In order to make their cells to divide and muscles to grow, body builders must consume plenty of vitamin B12. Grass-fed beef liver supplements are naturally abundant with B vitamins. Vitamin B12 also helps the body builders burn off the carbohydrates and fat they consume. This allows body builders to maintain their lean muscle figure even when bulking.

It is important to choose a desiccated liver supplement that comes from healthy cows. Desiccated liver supplements should only contain healthy liver from cows who were not treated with grow hormone or antibiotics. It is also important that the cows were grass-fed in order to boast the healthiest nutrient profile available in a desiccated liver supplement. If you follow these basic guidelines, you will find the healthiest desiccated liver supplement for building and maintaining lean muscle.

Desiccated Liver, My Secret Source of Vitamin B12

I could write volumes about the health benefits of Vitamin B-12, but probably better for you to read this great summary here.  The problem is, in the American Diet, we tend to not get a lot of Vitamin B-12.

One of the best sources for Vitamin B-12 is liver.  While liver used to be a regular part of the US Diet, hardly anyone eats liver these days.  So, how can you get significant amounts of Vitamin B12 if you don’t eat liver?  Take Desiccated Liver capsules!

What is Desiccated Liver?

Well, I think we can all understand what liver is, but what does “Desiccated” mean?  Desiccated is when the moisture is removed from something.  So, Desiccated Liver supplements are just made with freeze dried liver.  You can find Desiccated Liver in tablet, capsule and powder form.

Are There Differences Between Desiccated Liver Supplements?

Absolutely.  You want to find a Desiccated Liver supplement that is made from Grass Fed cows.  Toxins and other substances can be stored in the liver, so the last thing you want to do is eat the liver of a cow who has been eating garbage!

We have been using the Perfect Desiccated Liver by Perfect Supplements.  These liver supplement comes in capsule form and is very pure.  The supplement is made only from grass fed cows from Argentina.  There are no fillers, flow agents or other ingredients added to the product.  You get just pure Freeze Dried liver.

Back to the B12 Secret Source…

Desiccated Liver is very high Vitamin A and also contains all the B Vitamins.  So, instead of taking a B12 supplement, I have been taking the Perfect Desiccated Liver.  I get a good amount of Vitamin B12, plus I get protein, minerals and all the other vitamins.

If you are looking for a natural, whole foods way to get more Vitamins and nutrients into your daily routine, we strongly recommend the Perfect Desiccated Liver.

 

The Baobab Fruit Featured In New Video Series

We have been interested in the Baobab Fruit ever since we read about it in Forbes magazine back in 2011.  If you are not familiar with the Baobab Fruit, it really is pretty incredible.  If you get Organic Baobab Fruit in pure powdered form, you are in for a nutritious treat.

The Health Benefits of the Baobab Fruit Powder

The Baobab Fruit has 6 x the Antioxidants of Blueberries.  6 x the Vitamin C of oranges.  More fiber than pretty much any fruit we have seen (50% Fiber).  Believe it or not, that is just the start.  More potassium than bananas.  More calcium than milk, and the list goes on and on.

What is clear is that if you want to have a healthy diet, you should include Organic Baobab Fruit poweder in your diet.  Our choice?  We love the Organic Limitless Baobab Fruit.  The reason we picked it is because it is 100% USDA Certified Organic and contains no other ingredients.  In addition, Limitless Good is on a mission to do Social Good.  For every bottle sold, they give 8 meals to people in need.  A real win-win.

Watch Video About the Baobab Fruit

I was wasting some time on YouTube the other day when I decide to search Baobab Fruit.  I found two great videos and this Baobab Fruit playlist.

The first video is on What is Baobab -

The second is on the Health Benefits of the Baobab Fruit

Want Even More Information on the Baobab Fruit?

Us too!  We are busy trying to find Baobab recipes and other information on how to best work Organic Baobab Fruit into your diet.  Keep an eye on the Limitless Good blog – they have a whole section dedicated to the Baobab fruit and it looks like they update on a regular basis.

In the meantime, I strongly recommend you get a bottle of the Limitless Baobab and give it a try.  Mix 2 scoops in some Iced Tea and you will be feeling Good!

 

Is There Such A Thing As Yummy Protein Shakes For Kids?

My kids are about ready to give up on protein shakes.  I have tried giving them the whey protein and soy protein shakes – but they just hate the taste of them.  It is not just the taste. it is the texture of those protein smoothies – just feels like sand.

A Better Way to Make Protein Shakes For Kids?

Just when I was ready to give up. my son comes up to me with the iPad and says – “Daddy Can We Make This?”  I figured it was some Lego thing, but then he handed me the iPad and I was stunned.  It was this video on how to make protein shakes for kids -

Can you believe that?  I had given up hope of finding a great tasting protein shake recipe for kids, but my kids actually found that video.  We gave the recipe a try, after buying the Perfect Plant Protein, and it was really good.  It basically taste like Mango and Yogurt with a vanilla flavor.  The Organic Plant Based protein adds protein, but the taste is not overpowering and the shake is still something that kids will love.

Our Search For More Protein Shake Recipes Continue

After our success with the Mango Lassi, we decided that we should keep searching for more protein shake recipes.  I am really liking this site, it has lots of protein shake recipes and is funny as well.  You can always go to YouTube and do a search for “protein shakes for kids” and you will find a number of good videos with complete recipes.  We are going to spend the weekend trying out a number of different protein shake recipes for kids and we will report back on which protein shakes the kids loved the most.

Thanks for reading and if you have any good resources for protein shake recipes, please leave them in the comments.

 

New Video Series Features Homemade Protein Shakes

I have been on a kick to get more healthy.  Yes, I am trying to exercise, but I feel the biggest way I can improve my health is to change my diet.  I am looking to get more protein, greens and fruits into my diet.  I have looked at the research and it is clear that a diet high in veggies and plant protein is more healthy.

Homemade Protein Shakes That Don’t Suck?

So how do you get more veggies and protein into your diet?  One popular idea is to have a Green Smoothie or some type of homemade protein shakes.  The only problem is – every time I try to make a green smoothie protein shake it tastes terrible.

I turned to Google in my quest to find a green smoothie that was packed with nutrients and still tasted okay.  After a few hours of searching I stumbled upto this homemade protein shake recipe -

Perfect Plant Protein?

I was intrigued by this recipe as I love Pina Coladas and the idea of a green Pina Colada sounded perfect.  I ordered the Perfect Plant Protein the recommend and I have to say the protein shake was terrific.  No, not as sweet as a Pina Colada, but still very enjoyable and about 1,000 times more healthy.

I have emailed them and asked for some more homemade protein shakes, I’ll let you know when I hear back!

 

What Are The Health Benefits of Baobab Fruit Powder?

I consider myself pretty knowledgable when it comes to health food.  I knew about Acai a year before the rest of the world starting falling in love with it.  Goji and pomegranate…yep, was eating these superfruits for the last 5 years.  So, how is it that I completely missed out on the amazing Baobab Fruit?

What is The Baobab Fruit?

The Baobab fruit is a rather odd fruit.  It looks sort of like a mango, but it has a hard shell, more like a coconut. Once you cut the Baobab fruit open, you immediately notice that the pulp is dry.  That’s right, the Baobab fruit pulp is dry, sort of like the flesh of a very ripe coconut.

This is an important point, because it means that creating a Baobab fruit powder is very easy.  All you do is remove the seeds and crush up the Baobab fruit pulp.  No heat, no drying – nothing to kill the amazing nutrients in the Baobab fruit.

Great, But What Are The Health Benefits of Baobab Fruit?

The Baobab fruit is absolutely packed with nutrients.  More antioxidants than Acai, Goji or Blueberries.  More calcium than milk.  More potassium than bananas.  Simply put, the Baobab fruit is a true superfruit.  The health benefits of baobab fruit powder are discussed in this special report.

How Do You Get Baobab Fruit?

The only real way to get Baobab fruit in the US is in powder or supplement form.  We have tried the Organic Baobab Fruit powder and it is fantastic.  It tastes sort of like lemonade and is packed with health benefits.

Baobab fruit is becoming a part of my every day routine and I feel great!

 

Protein Shakes For Women

There is no shortage of information online about protein and various recipes for protein shakes.  The problem is, most of what I have seen is geared toward men who are into bodybuilding and looking to bulk up and build muscles.  I am looking for protein shakes for women and that is much more difficult to find.

What Makes a Protein Shake Good For Women

There are a number of factors women must consider when deciding what are the best ingredients for a protein shake.  While many men do not have a problem with Soy protein, I know plenty of women who try to avoid soy because of its health risks.  There is still great debate on the health risks of soy, and it would take a whole different article to explain it, but for now, many women err on the side of caution.

The other popular ingredient in a protein shake for men is whey protein.  I try to avoid lactose and I know plenty of women who have the same issue.  So, what ingredients are good in a protein shake for women?

Hemp protein is a must.  It is packed with nutrients and seems to have no negatives.  Rice protein is another popular ingredient in women’s protein shakes.  You just want to see lab tests to make sure the rice protein is not high in arsenic.

Mushrooms, The Surprise Ingredient in Protein Shakes

Here is one most women don’t know about – Mushrooms for protein!  Mushrooms have so many health benefits, I always try to work them into any shake that I make.

I know what all the ladies out there are asking now…How can I get a protein shake with all these ingredients.  You can of course buy Rice Protein, Hemp Protein and various mushrooms and make your own homemade shake.  I tend to get a little lazy and go with the 100% Organic Perfect Plant Protein – check it out, it has everything you need to make the Perfect protein shake for women.

 

Skylanders Swap Force Looks Totally Awesome

Oh man, I wish it was Fall 2013.  The reason?  I just saw that Skylanders Swap Force is coming out in 2013.  The game looks fantastic and I can’t wait to play Swap Force.

What is Skylanders Swap Force?

Swap Force is the latest in the Skylanders video game series.  Take a look at this video of Skylanders Swap Force from the 2.5.13 launch party in NYC -

Are you with me?  Super excited for Skylanders Swap Force.

Swappable Skylanders Means 250 Times The Fun

There will be 16 new swappable Skylanders Swap Force characters at launch.  That might not sound like much, but figure in you can mix and match the tops and bottoms of the figures and you come up with 256 different Skylanders!  Now, you need to understand that their powers and movements change as you shift their body parts.  Throw robot legs on a guy and he has robot movement.

In addition to swapping, Skylanders Swap Force also introduces new Swap Zones that have fun mini-games like flying and climbing.  Again, the graphics from the launch party look incredible and the gameplay will be much improved.

As you can tell, I don’t think Fall 2013 will come fast enough for our family.  We are counting down the days until the launch of Skylanders Swap Force!