Sunday, December 9, 2012

3 Simple Steps to Falling Asleep EVERY SINGLE NIGHT
Let me preface this by saying that, like many things in life, this will only work if you want it to. If you are not willing to create a simple habit & follow it EVERY SINGLE DAY, there is no reason to read on.
I was an insomniac for 33 years. When I tell you that I maybe slept 1/3 of the nights of an 'ordinary person', it is not an exaggeration. I had to take the maximum prescribable dose of Xanax to get any sleep over the course of 10 years. I was born with an overactive mind that would not shut down.. but instead would keep spinning, thinking of all the things I did, and thinking of what I could have done.. thinking about all the things I was going to do, and how they could go wrong.. I told myself that this was the only way to be prepared, and not repeat my mistakes. I knew that being present felt better, but thought that I would lose my control if I stopped. Here's the thing.. if you are like me, no matter how hard you push to be present, we WILL NEVER STOP THINKING OF THE FUTURE and have our lives float adrift!
Without further delay, here are the 3 simple steps. You can ignore the stuff in brackets like this {}, that info is for those who want to take it a step further. The only thing you will need is some melatonin (natural supplement - 100 tablets should only cost $5 at your local supermarket/drugstore).

1) Turn off the electronics.
Ever wonder why it seems so much easier to fall asleep when you're camping? Even if you don't believe that all the cell signals, WiFi, electric cables, etc affect us, disturbing our peace… what do you have to lose?  If you are like me, and have trouble sleeping without TV {try to transition to some music (so you don’t force your eyes to stay open), or failing that} set the timer on your TV to turn off an hour after lying down. Most importantly, KEEP THE SCREEN AWAY FROM YOU. Move your TV far enough away so that it doesn't fully command your attention. If you watch on a laptop, set up a table off of the bed to place it on. Keeping the TV on while you sleep disturbs your REM cycle, making it harder to train your body to sleep at a certain time. {For even better results, try substituting a magazine for the TV, I find it hard not to yawn with most of them. {If you want to hedge your bets, move as many electronics away from your sleeping area as possible}.

2) Keep a constant amount of melatonin in your body.
Most people have the wrong idea about Melatonin. It is not a natural sleeping pill. Taking too much (only 3mg at a time maximum) will actually have the opposite effect, keeping you awake. We naturally have Melatonin in our bodies - which get depleted with all the exposure to those electronics from step 1. Keeping the right amount in our bodies around the clock will strengthen our Circadian Rhythm, making us sleep deeper at night and be more alert during the day. TAKE ONE 3MG TABLET AN HOUR BEFORE you want to be asleep, and place a second on by the bed. If you are like most of us, you will wake up at least once early in the morning / LATE AT NIGHT. THIS IS WHEN YOU TAKE THE SECOND ONE. So if you took the first one at 10pm, and the second at 5am, you are insuring a good amount stays in your system around the clock. There is no need to buy the top of the shelf here, unlike most supplements, the run-of-the-mill stuff from the supermarket works just fine. {If you want to keep your levels perfectly balanced, take a half dose (1-2mg) around lunch time}.

3) Lay down at the same time every night.
This doesn't have to be exact, but we are creating a habit for your body, so this is crucial. This was a big one for me because it required modifying my social behavior. On the weekends I liked to stay out all night. Just employ some moderation here, and be realistic. If you aren’t going to be home by 10 on the weekends, set your time to 11 or 12, just set a time that you think you can keep during the week and weekends. Remember, even if the time is later than you might like during the week, bear in mind that 6hrs every night beats 10hrs twice a week. Ideally, shut everything off (from step 2) two hours before bed. Give yourself a set time to stop... So don't expect to get home from socializing or working like mad, and then go to sleep in 15 minutes. You may still be able to do that, but this is about creating a full-proof habit, right? EVEN IF YOU DONT FEEL TIRED, LIE DOWN AND SHUT YOUR EYES. As soon as our bodies are trained, our minds might tell us we are awake, but given the chance (even momentarily), our body will take over. {If you want an even more powerful rhythm, go to sleep as close as you can to the daylight cycle. Our bodies are trained to sleep with the dark and rise with the light naturally; going with this rhythm is very powerful}.

This might seem like a lot, but once you set yourself up, it really only takes a small adjustment to your life. Ritual here is everything. Adding items to your ritual (like brushing your teeth or taking a shower) at the same time re-enforces the pattern.

More than anything, BE KIND TO YOURSELF. Forgive yourself the mistakes of the day, and do not expect perfection. If you don't set unreasonable expectations, and then beat yourself up over failure, you will find it easier not to lose patience and give up. Stick with it, this will work for you too.

- Ari Vinograd
Chief Executive Officer
Wise Choice Health, Inc

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Great article from a trainer who really 'walks the walk'...

"Developing a habit for exercise is crucial if you want to get sustainable results.Here is a 5 step guide: 1. Take it Easy. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is over committing too early..." ...MORE

Sunday, December 2, 2012

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Fantastic write-up from BlendNewYork:

"Toxicity is rampant in our modern world. We are surrounded by toxic chemicals and pollutants. Invariably, these toxic waste and pollutants lead to disease.

We, of course, shower or bathe, wash our hands, rinse our mouth, and brush our teeth on a regular basis. Hygiene is essential in maintaining our health. If we neglected our body by not keeping it clean, we would soon find ourselves accumulating offensive agents leading to disease.

But how do we keep the inside of our body clean? We do accumulate toxic and unwanted matter every day inside our bodies, in our bones and muscles, in our fat and in our organs. Physicians have known for centuries that health problems can result from the accumulation of foreign substances in our bodies. However, human exposure to toxins has reached alarming levels. Millions of chemicals have been produced and thousands are now used commercially every day. Many of these chemicals find their way into our bodies through our water supplies, the air we breathe, the food we eat and the cosmetics we use" ...MORE

Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Phil Landman (trainer: Miguel Cotto), represents Dupe Brazilian sandals at the Orlando Surf Expo.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Transcription: Dr. Vinograd: “I have been practicing dentistry for over 30 years. So, 30 years ago, dentistry was practiced quite differently than it is today. Obviously, we were not using gloves, masks, and amalgam mercury fillings were really not something that anybody was really aware of, as far as their lack of biocompatibility and toxicity. And we used to even handle the amalgam with our hands and squeeze the excess mercury into [trash bags], I mean, things that now looking in retrospect were barbaric, but we didn’t have any awareness.

In time, I started feeling quite toxic myself, and quite sick. But in time, I found out it really was the mercury toxicity that was really affecting me and when I started researching and beginning to detox, I began immediately to feel quite relieved. Today, I am thankful that I can say what we discovered, the fact that a lot of my burden, and my health burden was due to mercury toxicity."

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Transcription - "Q: How does an ozonizer work?

Dr. Vinograd: It actually infuses ozone into the water and the water, because of its molecular structure, is able to contain for a short time the ozone. And the ozone itself is really what actually acts as a powerful antigermicide, antiviral and antibacterial. So, probably, that’s why it hasn’t really been commercialized even though it’s really an effective protocol is because there is no way to really hold it for a long period of time. If you do have an ozone machine though, you can ozonize your water, use it within five minutes and you are using it at 100% concentration.

Q: So what do you use it for, you use it to sterilize water, fruits, vegetables?

Dr. Vinograd: You can use it for a number of things. People use it even to sterilize areas, air, cars?

Q: Odor in air?

Dr. Vinograd: Odors, yes. And you know, in this case, we use it to ozonize the water and then people sometimes drink it to help them with mild GI tract infections. In my dental practice we use it quite a bit as a very effective protocol with our soft tissue management for gum disease and we have a protocol where we have in-office, but also patients take an ozonator to their home and use it, that can attach to their Waterpik, to keep their gums healthy or to improve the health of their gums."
Congrats to Phil Landman on year 1 of the Orlando Surf Expo

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Sports Recovery Pads Debut @ the Carlsbad Triathlon

Phil & the Sports Recovery Pads Debut @ the Carlsbad Triathlon, San Diego
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Wise Choice Health @ Natural Products Expo West

Showcasing the BodyPure Detox Foot Pads, Mobility Pads Circulation Formula, & Sports Recovery Pads @ Natural Products Expo West in Annaheim, CA

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Featured: Phil Landman, Trainer: Miguel Cotto