Saturday, November 17, 2012

Qivana is Bringing the Best Nutraceutical Products to Market


If a scientist creates a drug that treats or prevents any disease, he or she can easily find a channel for the mass manufacture and distribution of that drug by pharmaceutical companies. Most people can very easily name the top pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson&Johnson, Pfizer, and Roche. On the contrary, if a doctor or scientist discovers a nutraceutical product there are no established channels for the manufacture and distribution of that product to bring in into the market place.

What's the difference between a pharmaceutical drug and a nutraceutical product you ask?  Well, a pharmaceutical drug is defined as any chemical substance intended for use in the medical diagnosis, cure, treatment, or prevention of disease. And, Dr. Stephen L. DeFelices, MD, founder and chairman of  the Foundation for Innovation in Medicine has coined the term nutraceutical to mean any food or parts of food that provide medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. Thus, pharmaceuticals are man-made chemical substances while nutraceuticals are natural food substances and both are intended to provide health benefits.

Today people are starting to feel like the pharmaceutical industry is flooding the market place with so many chemicals that you need one drug in order to treat the side-affects of another drug.  On the other hand, people are looking for natural solutions to their health, but find it very confusing in the nutraceutical industry to know what products are beneficial for their well being.  Well, a company called Qivana has come-up with an answer to this situation.

Qivana is the first company to organize natural nutritional products into easy to understand and follow systems that promote optimum health and wellness.  Qivana is poised to revolutionize the natural nutraceuticals industry by collaborating with the brightest doctors and scientists in natural medicine and providing a channel for them to bring their best products into the market place.

Just click here if you want to know more about this company and it's great health systems.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lean Muscle is the Key to Looking Tight and Tone

I see it all the time, people who spend hours doing cardio and still have a high percentage of body fat.  To burn body fat and to look tight and tone you must build lean muscle.  This is especially true as you approach your 40s and beyond.

Strength training is the best way to build and maintain healthy muscle.  While cardiovascular exercise is an important part of your fitness program, maximizing lean muscle should be the the foundation of your exercise routine.  Strength training is important because around the age of 40 you start to experience muscle loss. "If you don't do anything to replace the lean muscle you lose, you'll increase the percentage of fat in your body," says Dr. Edward Laskowski, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  Left unabated, you can lose up to 10 pounds of muscle each decade starting at age 40.

Loosing muscle is detrimental to your fitness because muscle is the component of your body that burns the majority of the calories you consume each day.  Therefore, when you lose muscle your body requires less calories to function.  Consequently, those extra calories you consume are stored as fat around your waist, hips, and other places.

Your body constantly burn calories, even when you’re doing nothing. This resting metabolic rate is much higher in people with more muscle. Every pound of muscle uses about six calories a day to sustain itself, while each pound of fat burns only two calories daily. This small difference can add up over time. In addition, after a bout of resistance training, muscles are activated all over your body, increasing your average daily metabolic rate.

Fortunately, strength training can mitigate, and even reverse the loss of muscle at any age.  Thus, increasing the amount of calories needed to function.  That’s why you hear some people say that their appetites increase after they have been strength training for awhile.  This is a sign that they are starting to build muscle.

As with any fitness program, a well balanced diet is a key component to seeing the best results.  Qivana's Metaboliq Weight Maintenance System is the best I've see in my 20 years in the health and fitness industry at teaching you balance in your diet in order for your body to burn body fat at it's maximum efficiency.  You can checkout this system by following this link: Metaboliq

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