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Ditch the idea that healthy gluten-free recipes should be bland and tasteless. Let our Healthy Recipe Database open your mind (and stomach) to the exciting possibilities of healthy, gluten-free dishes!
Nothing derails your training like illness. Stay in the gym this winter by consuming these 10 immune-system-supporting foods.
Food is used for fuel, but it can also be one of the first lines of defense against illness. Learn what superfoods can help you combat one of the deadliest diseases!
Think you should go gluten-free? Here\'s everything you should know about what gluten is and how it can affect the human body!
Obstructive sleep apnea may have played a role in the cardiac-related deaths of a number of bodybuilders and strongmen. Here's why these big men are particularly vulnerable?and what you can do if you think you're at risk.
You might already know the great feeling of looking in the mirror and seeing a new muscle peeking back at you. But this magical tissue is good for a lot more than just flexing. Spread the gospel of healthier living through strength training!
Even though his body tries to break his spirit every day, this strongman refuses to give up. Every lift renews his vigor and drives his right to exercise life.
Diagnosing cancer early can significantly increase your chances of survival. But it's on you to make the first move. Here's what you need to know.
Join Jamie Eason and Bodybuilding.com for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 in Boise, Idaho!
Sporting yet another vintage Gold's Gym t-shirt design, in part 2 Ric updates after getting a full cardiovascular workup, and the news isn't the best, being offered a number of solutions, some of which are frightening and have the potential of causing other issues. But, Ric refuses to live with regrets nonetheless. The take home message: Take care of your heart when you're young!
When disease strikes, it's no picnic. Gillian saw MS weaken her body and limit her dreams. She couldn't even feel her feet. One day she dared to run. She hasn't stopped since.
Stronger bodies can better fend off the vicious blows of influenza and the incurable common cold. Add these healthy foods to your diet to help stay healthy.
There’s no need to fear moving into your menopause years. Make them your best with this essential info!
It's bad enough when a deadly disease strikes – let alone one you 'think' you’re immune to because of your sex. Here's what you need to know now.
Every 5 seconds, another American develops type-2 diabetes. The author of SUGAR NATION--and our editor-in-chief--offers advice to keep you from becoming one of them.
If some grains are a pain, you may have a more serious problem. Here's everything the fit need to know about gluten intolerance.
If you thought that mono affects only the kids in college dorms, think again. Don't worry too much. Your bodybuilding lifestyle can help. Find out how.
Back in 2000 I experienced many of the signs and symptoms of andropause, i.e., my sex drive was low; my mood was poor; my zeal for life was so non-existent ... Learn more.
Do you hate training legs because you know how sore you'll be in 2 days? Then you know what Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is like. Discover the science behind the pain and what you can do to get relief!
After being told what he couldn't do for most of his young life Brian chose to take his destiny into his own hands and decide for himself what he could do. Read his amazing transformation story!
Reproductive function is a health concern for both male and female athletes. Learn more about the factors and risks of amenorrhea to keep your body balanced and healthy for the rest of your life!
I feel that it is a good thing that many teens would like to be healthier and better looking, however, this can become a bad thing if teens become too obsessed with their body image... Learn more.
Type II Diabetes is a serious disease, but it shouldn't stop you from staying active and doing cardio and resistance training. Learn more about how to exercise with Type II Diabetes below!
If you have ulcerative colitis you can live a long healthy life by managing your symptoms to the best extent possible. Learn more.
Grief is a mix of emotions and memories in response to a loss. Loss may be due to any number of life events... Learn more.
While some people will use asthma as an excuse not to exercise, bodybuilding has taught you that you can overcome challenges... Learn more.
On April 1, 2008, Jeffrey was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which sent him into a state of depression. Read on to learn how he decided to fight back and lose 90 pounds right here!
These 10 foods will be in no particular order, but they are staples in my daily intake for many reasons. I will explain. Learn more.
Gluten has become a hot topic lately and this protein has been given a bad rap. Gluten is the center of attention for people with celiac disease... Learn more.
Runny nose, sneezing, scratchy throat and watery eyes may mean you have allergies. Allergies suck but they are manageable, with a little effort. Learn more.
Autoimmune diseases such as lupus can affect your life but, bodybuilding can give you the tools you need to cope with this disease. Learn more.
For those who love everything the outdoors has to offer, it is important to be especially aware of the methods of prevention, detection and management of this disease. Learn more.
You have type 1 diabetes and that you will have to take insulin shots for the rest of your life. This is what happened to top professional bodybuilder, Colette Nelson, as she revealed to me recently in a very candid and personal interview...
If enough people believe that the earth is flat, does that make it true? From ancient Babylon and Egypt to Greece and China? Let's look at some of these myths to see how they went from fiction to fact. Read on.
There's no need to spend any more time listening to the lies the mirror tells you - He looks in the mirror and gives his best front double biceps. Frustration building, he squeezes his arms tighter and rotates them back... Learn more.
Hypothyroidism literally means underactive thyroid, the gland located in the front of your neck that produces certain hormones that affect your health. Hypothyroidism is characterized by a sluggish metabolism. Learn more.
Having Crohn's disease may make you feel down, discouraged and leave you in pain when this disease rears its ugly head. And, your friends may not understand what you are going through... Learn more.
If you have trouble paying attention, staying on task and organized, you may have ADD or ADHD. Though commonly thought of as affecting only children, adults can also suffer... Learn more.
Though bodybuilding can't prevent hair loss it can change the way you look at yourself. Bodybuilding can build your self-esteem to new heights... So how is male pattern baldness diagnosed? Learn more.
Between 1 and 4 million Americans suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This illness leads to incapacitating fatigue that isn't improved by rest and can lead to a decrease in physical activity and stamina. Learn more.
I have recently been diagnosed with Candida. Most people are unaware that it even exists, because most main stream doctors are uneducated about its impact on our health. Learn more.
Do you have leaky gut syndrome? If you have LGS, your digestion is hindered, and your body cannot absorb valuable vitamins and minerals. This in turn leads to swelling... Learn more.
If your joints hurt how will you exercise? Actually exercise will help keep your joints movable and help minimize osteoarthritis pain. Here's how:
Most of us don't think about our eyes until something goes wrong. It is often the noticeable changes that bring us to the optometrist to get our vision checked. But, we should be aware of our eye health... Learn more.
Type 2 diabetes doesn't appear overnight. It takes time for it to develop which means you have time to take the necessary measures to halt its development in its tracks. Learn more.
Bodybuilding is one of the best things you can do to help prevent sarcopenia or slow it's onset. This makes sense right? You want to prevent muscle loss. Here are the myriad ways that bodybuilding can help...
Right now you are picturing blue-haired, frail, little women who are hunched over. That's the telltale sign of osteoporosis right? It affects older white women with small bones only. Wrong. Learn more.
Is cancer an inevitable diagnosis for some of us? Not necessarily. There are many steps you can take to decrease your risk of developing various types of cancer. Learn more.
Many of you know someone whose life has been permanently altered by a stroke. And, a stroke doesn't just affect the person who suffered from it. It also affects the lives of those around them... Learn more.
Guess what guys! The more orgasms you experience, the lower your chance of experiencing a heart disease related death! Learn more.
50 percent of middle-aged Americans have a condition called 'fatty liver'. The most common causes are poor diet... This article will show the relation of these nutrients and different ways to detoxify your liver. Learn more.
CVD is the number one cause of both death and disability among men and women in the United States. Every year almost 700,000 people die of heart disease in the United States. Learn more.
You can't prevent type 1 diabetes but you can lead a healthy life and minimize your chances of developing the myriad complications that are associated with diabetes. Bodybuilding can help you do this.
Can bodybuilding really help you prevent your chances of catching the flu? Yes indeed, it can. Bodybuilders not only develop their muscles but they also develop many other aspects of their life... Learn more.
In the article below I will discuss a few diseases that many Americans suffer from and how consistent exercise can help improve there situation. Learn more.
What is the Swine Flu? The Swine Flu is a group of A virus that comes in about 1000 different versions, but there are four main types. Learn more.
I was introduced to the idea of focusing on the quality and health of my blood and organs... The following describes my successes and details that will help you live better by improving your insides first! Learn more.
What are some good exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel is a debilitating condition that effects more than the common secretary. Musicians, bodybuilders, and typist all are prone... Learn more.
With cold and flu season still underway, more and more people are starting to look at natural approaches to fighting off colds. Learn more
What is the best workout when you have the common cold? How much can a cold effect your training? Just because you have a cold doesn't mean you have to completely neglect your training. Learn more.
What is the best post-surgery hernia workout? You've finally got the work done and you're feeling like you can get back into lifting. The most effective and safest way to workout post-surgery is slow progression. Learn more.
What can one do to combat depression? Depression is a common but serious issue that affects many people. Here are some thoughts & tips on the issue.
The fact is that mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older, about one in four adults, suffer... Read on.
Personal trainers need to get in contact with medical providers for referrals. In this brief article I am going to touch on some simple approaches for you to take to talk to doctors... Learn more.
All of us must know that there are many benefits to weight training. We know that exercise can help fight heart disease, but can it help fight depression? Find out more.
Syndrome X has been hypothesized to be caused by inactivity, lack of cardiovascular training, high saturated fat intake, high refined carbohydrate intake, as well as other unhealthy habits. Learn more.
With Cancer Awareness month underway, many people are reading up on the different kinds. Here are some of the major types of cancers and what you can do to put yourself in the best position...
What Should A Type 2 Diabetic Do To Live Healthy? There are many steps one with type 2 diabetes can do to live a healthy life. Learn more.
It is estimated that approximately one quarter of the population has difficulty with digesting any particular given food. That number may seem conservative... Learn more.
It's true that there are no guarantees to prolonging ones life, but several key changes implemented in daily lives have been proven to work. Those changes include the addition of a regular exercise regimen... Learn more.
When excess acids are created by our bodies they must be neutralized. To keep our bodies in this desired 'homeostatic state' our body reacts... The result leaves the body in a weakened condition. Learn more.
Symmetry - What if you're automatically at a disadvantage in this important category due to a postural deviation? Here are some tips that worked for me in improving my personal case of functional scoliosis.
You may be asking yourself what is Metabolic Syndrome? Metabolic Syndrome or Syndrome X affects about 75 million Americans, or 1 in 4 people; it is the combination of being overweight… Learn more.
The Stomach Flu (Viral Gastroenteritis) is often mistakenly called ‘- stomach flu,’ but it is not caused by the influenza virus… The ‘Stomach Flu’ is an intestinal infection caused by several different viruses… Learn more here.
Cancer is something that can be brought on by someone's lifestyle, environment, and/or their heredity. The main area that I will be focusing on in this course is cancer. Learn more!
Coronary heart disease (CHD), a type of cardiovascular disease, is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. Learn more.
Men facing common ailments have a lousy habit of trying to ignore their symptoms. Instead of seeing a doctor right away, they'll put up with health problems... Learn more.
It's been scientifically proven that there are certain activities, super foods and supplements that you can do and or take on a daily basis to increase your heart health quality. Learn more.
What should a bodybuilder do when feeling under the weather? Our forum members share some great ideas and tips about what to avoid, the importance of rest, supplementation and more right here.
In earlier times females were advised to refrain from partaking in physical activity... Learn more about this normal biological function of the female body and how research has changed our perception of this condition.
It's likely you've heard about women losing their menstrual cycle… Learn about women, menstrual irregularities and dietary recommendations.
My running career, which once had me ranked at the top of the nation, was gone. My legs were too depleted to run, and my school had disowned me... Learn more about the life of this young woman as she makes some tough decisions.
After implementing a totally gluten, wheat, malt, oat, barley, rye-free diet, my skin took on a smoother appearance, I was sleeping better, the heartburn was not returning, and my general attitude got better! Part 2 in a series.
In this third episode, Tamar continues her prep for the 2007 NPC Southern States Championship with a great legs and back workout. She also discusses how she's dealing with the added factors of Celiac Sprue and cortisone shots.
Although technically a quadriplegic, Leon, who professes to be an 'undercover quadriplegic' has to overcome far more than your average gym-goer. Learn more about his accident and what he has done to turn his life around.
In this second episode, Tamar preps for the 2007 NPC Southern States Championship, and discusses how she's dealing with the added stresses of Celiac Sprue disease.
After implementing a totally gluten, wheat, malt, oat, barley, rye-free diet, my skin took on a smoother appearance, I was sleeping better, the heartburn was not returning, and my general attitude got better!
What is the best detox plan? Our forum members share their thoughts on stopping the increase of toxins in the body. Learn more about what to expect while detoxing, best products, items, foods, and more...
Diabetes is an escalating condition with more and more people being diagnosed all the time... This article aims to define and explain this roadblock and its effect on bodybuilding. Learn more.
If you check into to a living longer-living better clinic; the main quest is to define your risk factors and present lifestyle changes to reduce their effect on your lifespan. Learn what some of those factors are and some ideas about what can be done.
I am certain that no one, including the medical profession, understands how widespread thyroid problems are in the U.S. Learn what the thyroid is, its relation to metabolism, associated problems and what the drug companies don't want you to know.
This week, Tom Perkins and Dave DePew talk with physical therapist and author Trish Muse about helping breast cancer survivors recover.
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is a serious and painful condition that affects every athlete. Learn more about DOMS, how it might effect you, etc. Get the details below.
You go to the gym day in and day out giving 100% each time. You follow your diet to the letter, never letting a forbidden food past your lips. Take the following quiz to see if you are hurting your gains.
While wiping down any traces of my shame, I flushed the toilet for the 2nd time to discard evidence... Ashamed of the battle with F.A.T., I slowly started to kick the cycle by focusing on ways of improving.
The immune system needs to be taken care of during high intensity training to ensure proper health of the individual. Here I will talk about what supports our immune system and what types of supplements are associated with this maintenance.
The body functions optimally when it is in equilibrium. When it goes out of equilibrium and becomes more acidic you will have consequences. Learn more about Metabolic Acidosis and what you can do to decrease it effects.
There are a multitude of reasons for you to not take antacids. Iâ€™ve taken the liberty of discussing a little about antacids, food digestion, food rotting in the stomach, and what problems you may run into as a result of not chewing your food.
This week, Dan Gastelu speaks on the special topic of Metabolic Syndrome. In this seminar, your host, Dan Gastelu, speaks about insulin resistance, glucose intolerance and more... Learn more here.
Learn more about Syndesmosis. Get the details of what it is, who gets it, and learn some ways of detecting it along with some recommendations to keep it from getting worse.
Guys watch out. While this may seem very funny to see and even read it is no laughing matter. This article covers what Epididymitis is and one simple solution to keep it from happening. Read on!
Paul has won the prestigious titles of Mr. North America and Mr. USA. Now however he has an uphill battle with MS and shares his story here about what he has done. Check it out!
The immune system has two arms of attack: the cell mediated arm and the humoral arm. The following information details some specifics about how viruses effect women differently than men. Read on to learn more.
The ultimate goal of this series of articles is not to overwhelm or to impress the audience with technical knowledge, but rather lay a foundation for understanding cellular signal transduction. Read on to learn more...
This article will provide you with information on how to reduce the risk of developing a heat related illness. Read on to learn more.
The struggle to adapt and push through my shortcomings has been a life long process, one that continues today. Learn to be driven within. Learn more about this inspirational story!
First of all, body image is the way we perceive our own body. And the key to finding relief to this problem is to stop running on auto pilot and make a change. Stop right here to learn more. Improve your image!
The nutritional sciences have blessed us with a number of supplements that can help support the five major areas of vulnerability during the holiday season. Let's examine each right here!
Skin conditions afflict us all and are very common among athletes. I have some very interesting skin conditions to share here that you probably don't want when you go on stage. Check it out!
The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a treatment solution for a heart attack and is now available to the general public. The device is small, easy to use, and can save lives. Continue right here to learn more.
Get some great inspiration right here as Paul Stock shares his story about becoming a competitive bodybuilder while struggling with multiple sclerosis.
While in medical school, I remember laughing when the professor told us that all human personality is genetic. Can it be true? Well that depends... If you are curious about this then read on.
Eating disorders come in many different forms and affect many different types of people. Get more information right here as I discuss various eating disorders and how they can be diagnosed and treated.
This is part one of a series. We will be discussing current issues as they relate to emotional eating and some things that can be done to reverse the epidemic.
I would like to share my story and tell you how friends and family can help a person get through anything. Learn about how I dealt with a battle against Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
American Obesity: Lifestyle habits or inborn genetic genes? Well unfortunately it is not the second answer. In this detailed article there are some disturbing results about obesity. Yankee stadium is also mentioned in relation to these studies.
Some people would simply give up and let the cards lead their lives whether they are dealt a good or bad hand. Well in this inspirational interview we talk to someone who has successfully overcome major adversity. Read to learn more about... the Toad.
Bodybuilding success is largely dependant on whether one has access to a fresh supply of nutritious foods. Not only is quality important but also the way it is handled. Read below to learn more about the results of improper food handling.
Gas, bloating, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramping: These symptoms not only make life very unpleasant, but their causes may mean that the nutrients you intake may not be absorbed properly...
Weight training can be therapeutic and is recommended for the prevention and treatment of many diseases and illnesses. For example, it is recommended that people with diabetes exercise regularly. This is true for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Overtraining syndrome is a very common pitfall for athletes and sports people, affecting more than 60% of distance runners during their athletic careers...
As if winter's weight gain, cold weather, and short days weren't enough, cold and flu season is also present to plague the unprepared bodybuilder. Knowing how to defend yourself from getting sick can help more than you may think.
If you're sick, you can't train. This article addresses cutting-edge nutrition and supplement strategies for staying healthy year-round. Read this article and stay healthy!
Our friend and guest contributor, Dr. Clay Hyght, discusses the causes and treatment of osteoporosis, an ailment that affects over 30 million Americans, 2 million of whom are men. Learn what you can now do to prevent osteoporosis.
The body building world, even though may seem separate from the general public, is also affected equally by the medical field. What you don't know, is usually that which harms you.
We have choices to make about our weight and it is within our power to exercise these choices. The choice is yours. Make it a good one!
By: Peter Czerwinski. Over a year ago I was hospitalized for an eating disorder. The following article explains exactly what anorexia is and following afterwards is the story of my experience with it.
What does bodybuilding have to do with obesity? Not much, but I think that one can definitely help the other. Learn why...
Diabetes is running rampant in our country. If you are one of the several million who have this condition, then this article is for you. It will teach you how to manage your food and therefore manage your blood sugar.
If there is one thing I can say about myself, to those who do not know me, is that I am honest. I am far from phony or catty and I am not going to lie to you... We all have skeleton's in our closet. Mine could have killed me.
Mental health experts have learned that it is very likely that you could be sick and suffering from a Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) called Muscle Dysmorphia or Bigorexia.
There’s reason enough for people not to smoke, given the adverse health consequences and the detrimental effects it has on exercise performance. But now there’s even more reason for butting out.
A recent study sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine indicates that exercising moderately while you have a common cold doesn't affect the severity or duration of the symptoms.
Set aside some time weekly to train the non-beach muscles, like the small muscles of the forearm. This will lessen the chances of tennis elbow occurring. It is not a pleasant experience.
According to the study, GAD2, a specific gene, was responsible for both encouraging and protecting against obesity!
Your nutrition, physical activity level, and supplementation directly affect the absorption and utilization of calcium. Not only are nutrition and activity necessary, but also the proper balance of certain vitamins and minerals...
In spite of obesity reaching epidemic proportions in the US. Malnourishment is without doubt a leading factor in a wide variety of health problems including cancers.
A reader asked me to address the issue of ammonia smell when working out. Many of us have experienced this - especially during prolonged cardiovascular exercise. Your sweat has an acrid, ammonia-like smell. Learn what it is and how to prevent it!
It is never too early to learn about something that could have detrimental effects on your health. Learn the facts, symptoms, diseases, and treatments associated with the prostate.
Learn to be happy and then set goals. If you want to lose weight and be healthier than start your program immediately. Do not wait for Monday to come around. Don't even wait for tommorow. Start NOW!
More than 20 million people in America alone are affected by osteoporosis. Find out what it is and what you can do to prevent it!
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought you were small, when in fact you are quite large compared to the ordinary Joe? Are you obsessed with increasing your muscle size, despite already being huge? If you have, you might have muscle dysmorphia.
This article is designed to address the most frequently asked questions about exercise and arthritis. Find out what the six most common questions on arthritis are!
Scientists have continued their research on whey proteins with even more impressive results. In previous articles, I've chronicled the extensive research showing the many potential health benefits of whey protein concentrate. Find out how whey protein has been proven to help fight cancer!
The number of bodybuilders or fitness enthusiasts out there who smoke is surprisingly high. I was a smoker for 10 years and finally quit. Find out what I did and how my 6 easy steps can help You Quit Smoking!
If you are experiencing any numbness, tingling, and inability to make a fist or are frequently dropping things, then the time to have it looked at is now. Nerve compression is an extremely unforgiving condition. And CTS ranks up there with the best of them.
If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from chronic joint pain when you hit the gym, first make sure you are not making any of the most common mistakes outlined in the beginning of this article.
Learn all about obesity, a medical disorder that affects approximately 20 to 30% of the U.S. population. Find out what you need to know to save yourself and the ones you love!
Injuries suck! Learn what I did after recovering from pneumonia and how I gradually got back into training!
It's both axiomatic and paradoxical that bodybuilders preparing for competition are malnourished to the point of sickness. Learn the truth about depression!
A few years ago, I went on a ski trip with my family to Utah. I never would have thought that the trip would have such a profound effect on my life. Learn what Vitiligo is and how it can effect you!
Dehydration is no laughing matter. For starters, it severely cuts into your athletic capabilities right off the bat. Learn why dehydration should not be the answer to easy weight loss!
A pilonidal cyst is a sac under the skin at the base of the spine located in the opening between the buttocks muscles. Learn what it is and how to treat it!"
Learn what the different kinds of hernias are and how you could get one, if you are not careful!
Do you have diabetes? Are you a newcomer to the bodybuilding world? Learn the secrets on how to fight diabetes with bodybuilding! Also, see the amazing transformation of a man that went from a 46 to a 32 inch waist!
What the hell does Cystic Fibrosis have to do with bodybuilding? Well for me it has everything to do with bodybuilding. I'm 23, live in Melbourne, Australia and was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 18 months of age. Here is my story about how I got big to save my life.
Eating disorders may develop partly in response to difficult life experiences such as abuse or social pressures arising in puberty and in growing up. Learn more.
Diabetes is a disease that is not contagious regardless whether it is through air or through blood. It is a disease in which your glucose (blood sugar) is either to high or to too low.
Asthma has always been an enemy of mine. I have had it since I was 3 years old. When I started bodybuilding, I would have to occasionally stop and take a puff (not weed!) of my inhaler.
For most people a medical condition unless really serious does not stop them from training and in some cases it can motivate you. The biggest person in my gym has diabetes but he always come in with two mars bars and he trains normally.
Strength training when done correctly has been shown to provide a safe and effective way to control blood glucose, increase strength, and improve the quality of life in individuals with diabetes.
This meal miss may cause us to get hungry and a little cranky, but if you get real irritable, sweaty, dizzy and even angry it may be that you suffer from something called Hypoglycemia.
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