Chicken: grilled, smoked or rotisserie
Gorgonzola blue cheese or any blue cheese
And Franks red hot (buffalo wing sauce)
As most of you know I got an awesome Bluetooth smoker
And I have been smoking 3 chickens a week for my diet.
12-14hrs. I just pour a little mustard bbq sauce on the skin and rub it in and boom let it cook and it’s done.
Pull all the meat off when it’s hot and it just falls off the bone!
Once you have your buckets of meat take some add the ingredients above:
Celery, buffalo wing sauce, and blue cheese and then toss in a closed container! Boom that’s it!
serve over cauliflower rice and Enjoy!
Disclaimer: This blog does not constitute medical advice, nor should it be interpreted as a substitute for appropriate medical training. Consult your doctor before using.
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I got exactly what you see here, but my legs are red. I was hoping the legs had a easy on off buckle like the arms. I’m not sure how to wrap the legs. I hope there are directions!
The package is heavy and the arm wraps seemed to be very well made but I only looked at them for a second.
Unfortunately, yesterday was biceps. I’ll have to google if they are good for triceps as well.
Super Saiyan says use occlusion training on arms they use machine curl biceps and rope push down triceps at the end of the workout every 4-6 weeks they say this isn’t something you want to do every workout.
They are using a Mark Bell slingshot band. I believe this one
Which is not a good idea! It is not designed for that! You cannot adjust the bands to make sure the blood traveling into the muscle is still going on and the blood leaving is slowed down.
Don’t use products the way they aren’t intended! And if they are not in good shape, throw them out! I have seen too many people get hurt from ripped lifting straps because they keep them too long! If they start to rip throw them out!
The same goes for these bands! They are designed to be the thickness they are if they start to rip, they are no longer that wide and can cause injury!
These bands are no joke! You have to know exactly what you are doing! Listen to the directions! If there’s pain or numb hands (pins and needles) it’s too tight! You are essentially putting a tourniquet on your arm!
Leaving it on too long, causing neurovascular damage and tissue death. Generally, permanent nerve, muscle and blood vessel damage can occur after about two hours. Placing it too far away from the wound, or on the wrong type of wound (i.e. wounds at a joint) Fabricating a tourniquet from an inappropriate material.
You don’t want your limbs amputated because you are an idiot! So pay close attention to the directions!
Once you learn what you are doing and aren’t a beginner in the gym:
This seems like a great way to help me build leg strength and muscles with my military knee injury! You are supposed to lift 30% of your one rep max until failure.
So, light weight, high reps = success! That’s a dream come true for anyone with a joint injury!
I can’t wait to try it!
**Update** January 10th 2018
I tried the bands on my arms last night and I’m not sure if I tightened them enough.
I did feel tightness in the muscle especially at the top by the band site. At the end of my workout, I did 4 sets of one arm machine curl and 4 sets of triceps press down. After removing the bands the muscle was still tight at the band site for 15 mins after.
Today my triceps are actually sore, so I believe they did help!
stay tuned for legs tomorrow! This I can’t wait for!
**Update** January 11th 2018
WOW! I just did 4 sets of 15 leg extensions with 70lbs and I feel like I did a full leg workout! Next time I will save it till my last exercise instead of my first! Lol
Ok back to working out!
in case you are wondering which numbers I used because the leg straps have easy to line up numbers, my quads are too big to line up the numbers. So it was 10 and blank Lol I was about 2-3″ away from the 1.
hmm ok new update same day! I gave my legs a 15 min break to return to normal and now I am lifting more than I have since I came back six weeks ago! Maybe the bands increased the blood flow in the quads after releasing it?
I thought from the look of it, that this was going to be terrible! However; there isn’t a taste! It’s like dry ash in your mouth.
My Directions: wet your toothbrush and dab it into the charcoal toothpaste. A little Dab will do ya!
Brush your teeth just like you normally would. That’s it! It’s that simple. They even give you a black toothbrush so you don’t get grossed out by the white toothbrush getting stained (I assume).
It did brighten my teeth a little and made them super clean.
I only tried it twice, I want to see what prolonged repeated use does, so stay tuned!
I was planning on doing a head to head comparison with Isobag. The Isojug has an ice pack.
However; I suspect that it adds a lot of weight (to the already 7lb Gallon) to one side of the jug making it off balance. Anyway; ISOjug declined to participate! I guess they were scared to go up against Gallon Gear!
I got my Gallon Gear!!
Gallon Gear sleeve
The neoprene cover is nice and thick! It looks to be strong and stitched really well!
It wasn’t the easiest to put the cover one initially, but I did get it on!
The key hook looks like it can be easily ripped off. I prefer putting it in the mesh pocket. The pocket is supposed to be for your wallet, but I don’t trust anyone enough to use it! It does keep my key tight and secure inside. I will think of another usage for the clip (possibly my gym tag!) that way I can easily scan in! If I decide to do it, I will take the card and a drill bit and drill the hole larger to easily clip it on.
The cellphone pocket in front or id holder is the best part! My phone always makes my Adidas pants fall down and in the summer I wear fight shorts that don’t have any pockets, except a small inside pocket for my money clip. I will try putting my cell in the clear holder or in the mesh pocket and see which one I prefer.
Overall I am really psyched as I don’t like carrying a gallon, but now it has a purpose.
What I am missing is a shoulder strap or some way to hook it on a cardio machine as a gallon will not fit in their cup holders. You might want to think about that for the Gallon Gear 2.0.
The designs are really cool! The American Flag is my favorite! But they also have camo, Black, pink and a bunch more! The more options you have to unleash your personality in the gym.
Another idea for Gallon Gear would be customization and branding! Charge extra to add a business name/logo, a school/university’s name/logo, a person’s name or person’s nickname! I would put Bad Company on mine as that’s my nickname!
I’m sure some gyms, schools and companies would love that option! The Butler Bulldogs (colors: blue and gold)
Especially, if you also let them pick the ink color. Like Bad Company in Gold on the American Flag, as most flags have gold trim.
Reusable Gallon container
First off it’s just under a gallon! So, be careful pouring in your gallon of water! You will spill and if you add things to your water like BCAAs, you will have to drink a little to make some room for the powder.
Tomorrow, I will be adding Rich Piana’s All Day You May! And All Day I Will! 💪🏼 😝
I love the black color bottle (there are multiple colors to choose from (black, blue, green, purple, red and pink) I feel the black might help me not pay attention to how much water is left and just drink it lol!
It may even help protect the BCAAs from sunlight (and spoiling) kind of like a dark colored beer bottle protects the beer.
If the full gallon isn’t for you, they also offer a half gallon size.
But I would stay away from that and just be hardcore! Lol
You should drink a gallon a day especially if you are working out! So if you choose the half gallon, somewhere along the line you will have to refill! So, where are you going to keep the half full gallon? Are you buying 2 – 1/2 Gallon reusable bottles and carrying both to work or one to work and leave one in your car? Will it freeze if left in the car? Do you leave it at home? Are you home early enough to finish the other half gallon before bed without having to wake up 20 times during the night to pee?
Too many unanswered questions! So man up and stick to the gallon!
Wait; maybe you have kids that want to mimic Dad or Mom? Especially, if they are active in sports! You can buy them the half gallon!
Your son has football practice. Mom: Here’s a half gallon with Gatorade, I put some money in an envelope in the mesh pocket in case you want to buy a snack. Your student id is in the clear window, so you know which one is yours! Have fun!
The Active test is coming tomorrow! Stay Tuned!
It’s 2:37 and it’s already half empty!
I’m heading to the gym at 3:15. I’ll be there about 3:35-3:45. I’ll have my preworkout (so no drinking from the gallon), but then I’ll sip a little during the mid part of my workout. The hard question is where to put it while doing cardio after I’m done with weights, so I can sip some every 5 mins during cardio workout.
Found a place for the gallon! **Update** December 26th 2017
The second day I’m using it and it’s already half empty! 3:02pm leaving for the gym in 13 mins!
I think it’s nice because it’s sitting there reminding me to drink and I don’t have to get up and go find water somewhere.
**Update** January 1st 2018
Happy new year!
Tomorrow I will be using Alkazone alkaline drops in the Gallon Gear! The directions say 3 drops per 8oz glass. There are 16 8oz glasses in a gallon therefore the Gallon needs 48 drops of Alkazone! The Alkazone review is on here also. Check out all men are created equal, but what about water? too.
I will also be using Rich Piana’s all day you may BCAA’s watermelon flavor.
Mango pineapple is on its way. Stay tuned for the update on here.
**Update** January 3rd 2018
I have seen 2 people at the gym carrying a Gallon Gear. A guy and a girl.
He loves his gallon gear and takes advantage of all the features: keychain, phone pocket and wallet pocket.
She also loves her pink Gallon Gear. It is always with her, but I haven’t spoken to her about it. She is an IFBB Pro Women’s Physique! Rocking the Gallon Gear!
Also, I did as I promised I bored the hole bigger and added the gym tag! Except I keep it the other side out so the barcode is ready for the scanner!
**Update** January 19th 2018
I learned a hard lesson at 5:30 am today! The original reusable gallons cap is 90% useless! I knocked over my bcaas in the dark and the cap popped off and 1/2 a gallon all over the floor! I hope my carpet isn’t stained! I definitely didn’t want to be on my knees scrubbing the floor at 530am! Great start to the day! Ugh!
At 8:53am I realized the Gallon was executed! As I wore another 1/8 of the container!
Good news! I am getting the new black more durable container and I was told the cap is also much better! Just by looking at it, the angles are much smoother and the plastic itself looks much softer like it will have some give to it.
I can’t wait! Thank you again Gallon Gear for being so awesome! What a great company! I strongly suggest doing Business with them!
3lbs ground turkey
2 red peppers (any color)
1 bag riced Cauliflower
Mushrooms (I used fresh baby Bella’s this time)
1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos
And I topped it with jalepeno pepper flakes
Pour olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan a little extra is ok!
Brown the meat and season it then drain offf the excess oil into the original container and throw out! Don’t clog your sink drain!
Then add the remaining ingredients and stir thouroughly!
Cover and cook on 5 for 10mins
Add the jalepeno flakes garnish
Remove from heat and allow to cool a little and then enjoy! It’s that easy!
**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!
3lbs ground turkey
1 bag of Riced Cauliflower
2 red bell peppers (any color will do)
1 packet of 30% less taco seasoning
1 8oz can of tomato sauce
Chop up peppers and mushrooms if you have to and set aside.
Pour olive oil into a deep pan to cover the bottom, don’t worry if you pour too much the extra benefits will be good for you!
Brown the turkey meat and pour off the extra fat back into the original container. Don’t pour it down the drain! You will eventually clog it! I cooked it on a 5 heat
Add the remaining ingredients cook on high for 10mins and then turn to 2 and simmer for 20mins.
At first it will look like there isn’t enough liquid, but once you cook it, the juices from the pepper will release and add to the tomato sauce!
If you want to get shredded add this to your diet regimine and work your butt off in the gym!
**Update** 1 hr later
I made a second batch and it came out much better! The only thing I did different was brown the meat with the additional spices. I still waited to add the taco spice packet after the meat was browned and the other ingredients were added.
Try it you will like it!
**Update** June 25th 2017
This is the riced Cauliflower
10 mins on high and 5mins to simmer after the meat is brown because you don’t need the extra time to make the cauliflower bits to get soft. The riced Cauliflower cooks really fast. The extra 5 mins is to make sure the peppers are cooked and the juices released.
Check it out try it both ways see what you like best! You can also grab a whole head of Cauliflower and pulse it in a food processor/vitamix for the ultra money saver! If you have one.
**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!
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Now on to Super HD Xtreme! This stuff is nasty! Never since stacker 2 has a supplement given me the jitters like this has! I can also tell when the pill melts in my stomach and hits my bloodstream! I cannot tolerate it for a long time on an empty stomach! If I go over an hour without eating I feel like super shit! I am also allergic to caffeine, so this thing has me itching and hives all over! Some times I need a benedryl! Well; by a benedryl I mean 4 lol! I am currently 285lbs. On my way to 240!
Be careful with this supplement and do what the directions say! DO NOT EXCEED 2 pills a day! I have only been using one pill and one regular Super Hd in the afternoon. I have seriously been afraid to have 2.
That being said. Yesterday I got a new Nutrition coach: Leon Wong!
This guy is awesome! And he has a Heart of Gold! He really truly cares about his clients! I have only spoken to him a few times as I was just introduced to him, but I can tell right away!
I can’t wait to see what the next few months brings!
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Modulates the key “fat” hormones, Leptin and Adiponectin
Increases lean muscle
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This has a promising ingredient profile! That was the first thing that caught my eye!
That label above is not what is on my water! Did they improve the ingredients?
This is what I hate to say: exactly what Michelle Obama is talking about! The 1st label is accurate! Fruit juice for color. Less than 1% means it will give you no benefits!
However the new label lists them all out as they are in there and tricking you to believe they are benefiting you!
You look at the label and say: Wow a sports water with spinach, carrot, beet, shiitake mushroom! Nice! But then if you pay attention (key word if) you see it is less than 1%!
Not cool! But does the Trisynex really work? Stay tuned!
I actually didn’t see the Erythritol when I first looked at the label! But I certainly tasted it! Yuk!
**Update** April 4th 2016
Check this coolness out! I was having trouble finding the product. The gas station I typically get it at $2/bottle is out of stock. I wrote the company and they wrote back: you can save money and buy on Groupon. The offer was removed from Groupon and I wrote back telling them that. What happened next? The CEO called me directly telling me he will honor the price and Mailout the cases and I can send in a check after I receive them. How cool is that?? That’s awesome!
**Update** April 28th 2016
I see a big difference in belly fat! I have gone through 3 cases of 12 and I have been having 2 drinks a day. 1 at 6am on an empty stomach and one at 430pm with a meal.
I have been doing a low carb meal for 3 weeks and 1hr of cardio a day, but my weight hasn’t moved much. I am still 287-288. My arms are massive right now (on a low carb diet that is awesome) usually I’m flat after a while.
**Update** May 5th 2016
I have now finished 4 cases 2 drinks a day! I had a carbohydrate refeed day and any weight lost is now back and my stomach is puffy. That tells me the loss was only water weight and the product doesn’t work to reduce fat! I am seriously disappointed! I am going to have to call this myth busted! (I miss myth busters)!
Black Seed – ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death’
Benefits of Black Seed
The seeds of the annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial. While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known today primarily as black seed, which is at the very least an accurate description of its physical appearance. The earliest record of its cultivation and use come from ancient Egypt.
Black seed oil, in fact, was found in Egyptian pharoah Tutankhamun’s tomb, dating back to approximately 3,300 years ago.[i] In Arabic cultures, black cumin is known as Habbatul barakah, meaning the “seed of blessing.” It is also believed that the Islamic prophet Mohammed said of it that it is “a remedy for everything except death”
Many of black cumin’s traditionally ascribed health benefits have been thoroughly confirmed in the biomedical literature. In fact, since 1964, there have been 656 published, peer-reviewed studies referencing it.
We have indexed salient research, available to view on GreenMedInfo.com on our Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) page, on well over 40 health conditions that may be benefited from the use of the herb, including over 20 distinct pharmacological actions it expresses, such as:
Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor (Anti-Diabetic)
Hepatoprotective (Liver Protecting)
Renoprotective (Kidney Protecting)
Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitor
These 30 pharmacological actions are only a subset of a far wider number of beneficial properties intrinsic to the black seed. While it is remarkable that this seed has the ability to positively modulate so many different biological pathways, this is actually a rather common occurrence among traditional plant medicines.
Natural RX: Greenmedinfo
Our project has identified over 1600 natural compounds with a wide range of health benefits, and we are only in our first 5 years of casual indexing. There are tens of thousands of other substances that have already been researched, with hundreds of thousands of studies supporting their medicinal value (MEDLINE, whence our study abstracts come, has over 600,000 studies classified as related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine).
Take turmeric, for example. We have identified research indicating its value in over 600 health conditions, while also expressing over 160 different potentially beneficial pharmacological actions. You can view the quick summary of over 1500 studies we have summarized on our Turmeric Research page, which includes an explorative video on turmeric. Professional database members are further empowered to manipulate the results according to their search criteria, i.e. pull up and print to PDF the 61 studies on turmeric and breast cancer. This, of course, should help folks realize how voluminous the supportive literature indicating the medicinal value of natural substances, such as turmeric and black seed, really is.
Black seed has been researched for very specific health conditions. Some of the most compelling applications include:
Type 2 Diabetes: Two grams of black seed a day resulted in reduced fasting glucose, decreased insulin resistance, increased beta-cell function, and reduced glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in human subjects.[ii]
Helicobacter Pylori Infection: Black seeds possess clinically useful anti-H. pylori activity, comparable to triple eradication therapy.[iii]
Epilepsy: Black seeds were traditionally known to have anticonvulsive properties. A 2007 study with epileptic children, whose condition was refractory to conventional drug treatment, found that a water extract significantly reduced seizure activity.[iv]
High Blood pressure: The daily use of 100 and 200 mg of black seed extract, twice daily, for 2 months, was found to have a blood pressure-lowering effect in patients with mild hypertension.[v]
Asthma: Thymoquinone, one of the main active constituents within Nigella sativa (black cumin), is superior to the drug fluticasone in an animal model of asthma.[vi] Another study, this time in human subjects, found that boiled water extracts of black seed have relatively potent anti-asthmatic effect on asthmatic airways.[vii]
Acute tonsillopharyngitis: characterized by tonsil or pharyngeal inflammation (i.e. sore throat), mostly viral in origin, black seed capsules (in combination with Phyllanthus niruri) have been found to significantly alleviate throat pain, and reduce the need for pain-killers, in human subjects.[viii]
Chemical Weapons Injury: A randomized, placebo-controlled human study of chemical weapons injured patients found that boiled water extracts of black seed reduced respiratory symptoms, chest wheezing, and pulmonary function test values, as well as reduced the need for drug treatment.[ix]
Colon Cancer: Cell studies have found that black seed extract compares favorably to the chemoagent 5-fluoruracil in the suppression of colon cancer growth, but with a far higher safety profile.[x] Animal research has found that black seed oil has significant inhibitory effects against colon cancer in rats, without observable side effects.[xi]
MRSA: Black seed has anti-bacterial activity against clinical isolates of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.[xii]
Withdrawal: A study on 35 opiate addicts found black seed as an effective therapy in long-term treatment of opioid dependence.[xiii]
Sometimes the biblical reference to ‘faith the size of a mustard seed moving mountains’ comes to mind in connection with natural substances like black seeds. After all, do seeds not contain within them the very hope for continuance of the entire species that bore it? This super-saturated state of the seed, where life condenses itself down into an intensely miniaturized holographic fragment of itself, promising the formation of future worlds within itself, is the very emblem of life’s immense and immortal power.
If we understand the true nature of the seed, how much life (past, present and future) is contained within it, it will not seem so far-fetched that it is capable of conquering antibiotic resistant bacteria, healing the body from chemical weapons poisoning, or stimulate the regeneration of dying insulin-producing beta cells in the diabetic, to name but only a fraction of black seed’s experimentally-confirmed powers.
Moving the mountain of inertia and falsity associated with the conventional concept of disease, is a task well-suited for seeds and not chemicals. The greatest difference, of course, between a seed and a patented synthetic chemical (i.e. pharmaceutical drug), is that Nature (God) made the former, and men with profit-motives and a deranged understanding of the nature of the body made the latter.
The time, no doubt, has come for food, seeds, herbs, plants, sunlight, air, clean water, and yes, love, to assume once again their central place in medicine, which is to say, the art and science of facilitating self-healing within the human body. Failing this, the conventional medical system will crumble under the growing weight of its own corruption, ineptitude, and iatrogenic suffering (and subsequent financial liability) it causes. To the degree that it reforms itself, utilizing non-patented and non-patentable natural compounds with actual healing properties, a brighter future awaits on the horizon. To the degree that it fails, folks will learn to take back control over their health themselves, which is why black seed, and other food-medicines, hold the key to self-empowerment.
16 More Reasons Black Seed Is ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death’
Here are 16 additional potential health benefits to add to the growing list:
Prevents Radiation Damage: Nigella sativa oil (NSO) and its active component, thymoquinone, protect brain tissue from radiation-induced nitrosative stress.[i]
Protects Against Damage from Heart Attack: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa has a protective effect against damage associated with experimental heart attack.[ii]
Prevents Morphine Dependence/Toxicity: An alcohol extract of nigella sativa reduces morphine-associated conditioned place preference, an indication of morphine intoxication, dependence and tolerance.[iii]
Prevents Kidney Damage Associated with Diabetes: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa has protective effects on experimental diabetic nephropathy.[iv]
Prevents Post-Surgical Adhesions: Covering peritoneal surfaces with Nigella sativa oil (NSO) after peritoneal trauma is effective in decreasing peritoneal adhesion formation in an experimental model.[v]
Prevents Alzheimer’s Associated Neurotoxicity: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa has protective effects on experimental diabetic prevents neurotoxicity and Aβ1-40-induced apoptosis in the cell model.[vi]
Suppresses Breast Cancer Growth: : A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa inhibits tumor growth and induces programmed cell death (apoptosis) in a breast cancer xenograft mouse model.[vii] [viii]
Exhibits Anti-Psoriasis Properties: The alcohol extract of nigella sativa seeds exhibit anti-psoriatic activity, consistent with its medicinal use in traditional medicine.[ix]
Prevents Brain Pathology Associated with Parkinson’s Disease: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa protects cultured neurons against αSN-induced synaptic toxicity, a pathology observed in the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies.[x]
Kills Highly Aggressive Gliobastoma Brain Cancer Cells: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa exhibits glioblastoma cell killing activity. [xi]
Kills Leukemia Cells: A thymoquinone from nigella sativa induces mitochondria-mediated apoptosis in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in vitro.[xii]
Suppresses Liver Cancer Growth: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa prevents chemically-induced cancer in a rat model.[xiii]
Prevents Diabetic Pathologies: A water and alcohol extract of nigella sativa at low doses has a blood-sugar lowering effect and ameliorative effect on regeneration of pancreatic islets, indicating its value as a therapeutic agent in the management of diabetes mellitus.[xiv]
Suppresses Cervical Cancer Cell Growth: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa exhibits anti-proliferative, apoptotic and anti-invasive properties in a cervical cancer cell line.[xv]
Prevents Lead-Induced Brain Damage: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa ameliorates lead-induced brain damage in Sprague Dawley rats.[xvi]
Kills Oral Cancer Cells: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa induces programmed cell death (apoptosis) in oral cancer cells.[xvii]
Why is such a powerful seed not yet on the radar of most medical and nutrition communities? We know sesame seed can beat Tylenol in reducing arthritis pain and can reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors in a manner that makes statin drugs envious, and we know flaxseeds shrink breast and prostate tumors, but black seed’s benefits are still largely under reported and underutilized.
Interestingly, despite this blind spot, and as if to confirm black seed’s immense potential as a healing agent, Nestlé, the Switzerland-based global food giant, filed a patent on patent on the use of nigella sativa to “prevent food allergies” in 2010 (Nestlé’s international patent publication WO2010133574). This obvious attempt to appropriate traditional knowledge and use claimed the plant seed or extract should be Nestlé’s intellectual property when used as a food ingredient or drug. According to a Third World Network Briefing Paper from July, 2012:
“The Swiss giant’s claims appear invalid, as traditional uses of Nigella sativa clearly anticipate Nestlé’s patent application, and developing country scholarship has already validated these traditional uses and further described, in contemporary scientific terms, the very medicinal properties of black seed that Nestlé seeks to claim as its own “invention”.
“Nestlé claims any use of an opioid receptor-stimulating compound to treat or prevent allergies, specifically thymoquinone and, more specifically, administration of thymoquinone in the form of Nigella sativa plant material (seeds).3 The type of food allergy of greatest focus is upset stomach and diarrhea.”
The good news is that no such patent has yet to win approval, and for now, this food is still freely available. For additional research updates, simply go to Pubmed.gov, and sign up for an automatic email update for the keyword “nigella sativa,” and you’ll be one of the first to learn about the new research being done on this amazing seed as it comes directly through the biomedical research pipeline.
This stuff tastes straight up like oil! It is not pleasant! I suggest taking a chaser that can cut oil such as apple cider vinegar! I take a shot of fire cider, swish it in my mouth after and then swallow it and all is well!
The benefits of using this before bed far outweigh the negatives!
I am adding this in my daily regimen (when I remember to take it lol)
First thing in the morning wheat grass shot followed by fire cider chaser
Before bed black seed oil with fire cider chaser!
Good luck and tell me how it works for you!
YogaToes® Toe Stretchers — Yoga For Your Feet
YogaToes® have revolutionized the way we care for our feet. YogaToes® provide simple and natural therapy for painful toes and achy feet. Fighting foot pain and toe deformities now could save you from health complications (and expensive surgeries) down the road.
Being in shoes or high heels all day can really take a toll on your feet. Luckily, by placing toes in a separated position, weakened muscles become more flexible and resilient. After using YogaToes® regularly, the joints in your toes should begin to realign as tissues become supple and strong again. Realignment and greater mobility are the main components in fending off pain as well as a variety of other conditions, including claw toes and hammer toes.
How YogaToes Work
YogaToes® toe stretchers work by spreading and exercising toes. The patented design of YogaToes® fits between, above and beneath toes to gently spread them apart and away from the balls of your feet – providing the same exercise you get when barefoot. All you do is put them on. YogaToes do the work while you relax. A vacation for your feet!
We recommend starting slowly, only wearing YogaToes® for 10-15 minutes a day. Once that begins to feel comfortable, gradually work up to wearing YogaToes® at least 1 hour per day.
Bunion, Claw and Hammer Toes Treatment
Foot and toe problems can’t be looked at in isolation, and that’s why we invented YogaToes®. We introduced an important new concept to the world: preventative foot care. But many people wonder about specific foot problems; Bunions (and bunionettes), claw toes, hammer toe and Plantar Fasciitis always come up. And the answer is ‘yes’, Yoga Toes help prevent and treat this short list as well as a much longer one that wouldn’t fit on this page. Our toe stretchers get at the root cause of these conditions.
Tried, Tested, and Loved!
YogaToes® are meant to benefit most anyone — and indeed we’ve gotten positive feedback from diverse groups of people over the years: busy mothers, professionals who are on their feet all day, physical therapists, construction workers… you name it.
YogaToes® toe stretchers were featured on the The New Ricki Lake Show as a natural pain relief gadget and on The Today Show as a “fan favorite”.
Recently, we found out that the pop singer Sia is a big fan of our toe straighteners as well as many ballerinas in The Washington Ballet. Can you think of anyone who depends on their toes and feet more than a ballerina? We can’t. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t live with swollen and achy feet one more day. Instead, start having stronger and more beautiful feet with YogaToes®!
They hurt bad this morning! But I have to tell you, after running 2 hrs today they feel really good right now!
I’m going to try for an hour if I feel discomfort, I will abort the test!
**Update** September 19th I haven’t worn the yoga toes in about 2 weeks and the plantar fasciitis flared up again so I will try and wear them a little tonight and tomorrow and see how it works! Not bad considering I am still doing 2 hrs of cardio a day!