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Archive for January 29th, 2013

Ginkgo Biloba may increase the growth impulse of resistance training, a Slovakian study suggests. According to the study, published six years ago in the Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, a single Ginkgo capsule reduces the release of cortisol after a stressful event.

The Slovaks had seventy test persons learn words off by heart, and then asked them to write these words down. At the same time the test persons had to squeeze hand grips. Combining the two tests produced psychological and physical stress. Stress usually induces an increase in the production of the stress hormone cortisol, but this did not happen in the men that took 120 mg of Ginkgo 30 minutes before the test (see the figure below).
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Arthur Jones, the godfather of the High-Intensity approach to strength training, is probably turning in his grave. Sports scientists at Juntendo University in Japan have published the results of a human study which shows that strength athletes are better off training a muscle group with three sets than with one.
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by Dr. David Jockers

(NaturalNews) The brain depends upon specific nutrients in order to function with peak capacity. There are certain nutrients that are challenging to get from our diet and lifestyles. These nutrients can be supplemented through whole food based sources. These are some the most specific nutritional supplements for healthy brain function.
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by PF Louis

(NaturalNews) Now you know that you’ve been saved from spontaneous combustion after a hard workout if you drank Gatorade. It’s had an actual flame retardant chemical in it, and still does. The ingredient is called brominated vegetable oil (BVO), and its been patented in Europe as a flame retardant

A spokesperson for Gatorade’s owner PepsiCo, Molly Carter, mentioned to reporters that Pepsi had been considering removing BVO for about a year, pending their discovery of a new and better replacement ingredient that wouldn’t alter the taste. Molly claims the petition from with over 200,000 signatures had little impact.
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