Metabolic Resistance Training

What is Metabolic Resistance Training?

In this blog post Craig explains what is metabolic resistance training!

Here is what Craig has to say about Metabolic Resistance Training:

“What is Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT)

Anytime you use supersets or circuits to train with an elevated heart rate and insufficient recovery, you are doing metabolic resistance training.

BUT, the metabolic resistance training used by Turbulence Training readers isdifferent

…I’ve modified the heavy metabolic resistance training and also incorporated metabolic resistance conditioning, using lighter resistance AND less rest.

And so thanks to these short burst workouts, you build muscle and lose fat at the same time, while getting lean and even having ripped six-pack abs, all without cardiovascular training OR interval training.

In fact, you DON’T even need fancy, expensive equipment. Instead, you can focus on using bodyweight exercises, dumbbell and kettlebell exercises, or even TRX exercises. That’s a lot of variation, and perfect for keeping your muscles guessing.”  Click here to read more on Metabolic Resistance Training

 

What a great video right?  Not only did you just learn about metabolic resistance training, Craig provided you with some great metabolic resistance training exercises!

 

Benefits of Interval Training

Benefits of Interval Training

Are there more benefits of Interval Training?    Yes!  The most common fitness myth is we must spend a great amount of time doing cardio for our better health!  And in reality this is simply not true!  In fact it is the exact opposite. There are many more health benefits of Interval Training.

benefits of interval training

Check out this Ted Talk on exactly this.  It is very interesting and informative if you have been spending a great deal of time training for marathons or endurance races.  You may not be as heart healthy as you think.

Interesting right?  In fact it is time to eliminate the long slow cardio from your training program for the benefits of interval training today!

We are living in  a world where we really don’t have time to spend hours doing cardio especially when the research is showing it is doing more harm for your health.  The long marathon running or endurance training might also causes overuse injury.  Bottom line, your time can be used much more efficiently to achieve the body you desire with the benefits of interval training.  Instead think of short burst interval training workouts with strategically designed supersets of dumbbell and bodyweight exercises, to maximize your results in minimum time.

benefits of interval training

The biggest benefit of interval training ? Big results in a minmum amount of time. Spend 15-20 minutes doing intervals, really it works out to less that 50 minutes in the gym.

This is why I feel that the TT Interval Training programs are some of the most effective today.  No gym required, very little time and big results.

So if you are looking for the benefits of Interval Training here is the program you will want to be following!

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5 More Fat Burning Tips For You

5 More Fat Burning Tips For You

Today is a guest post by Craig Ballantyne, CTT.  Some really great information for you that include 5 More Fat Burning Tips For You!  Enjoy!

By: Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
www.TurbulenceTraining.com

At this time of year, we can use every last tip to help avoid holiday weight gain.

So here are 5 more fat loss tips for beginner & advanced readers.

1) No liquid calories (with the exception of a post-workout drink).

Get rid of all the juices, the sodas, and the sports drinks. Liquid sugar is the last thing you need when you are trying to lose fat.

You must also limit your alcohol intake – especially if you are adding mix to drinks…that is a double calorie bomb! A single “Jackand Coke” is over 200 calories (100 calories from booze and 100 calories from mix).

2) No fast food.

Do not eat at fast food restaurants. Even if you choose what you think is healthy, remember this:

Fast food restaurants are all about profit.

And in order to profit while giving you cheap, quick, and easy to prepare foods, the quality of the food ingredients will be poor - especially the protein.

Now you might have read that you can still make healthy choices at fast food restaurants. But you know what, that’s just politically-correct opinion. If it’s fast food, it’s poor food.

Walking into a burger joint and grabbing a chicken breast on a white bread bun with a piece of old lettuce and a half-green, half-pink tomato is “barely” healthy eating.

The politically-incorrect truth is that it’s going to take time and effort to eat properly. You will have to plan, shop, and prepare healthy meals. You will have to spend time cleaning, cutting, and cooking your food. That’s the truth.

But believe me, it will taste so much better than fast food, and healthy eating will make you more alert. Eating fast food will make you feel terrible, and will make you want to have an afternoon nap at your desk.

Make one small improvement to your nutrition everyday for the rest of your life.

3) Eat more fruits and vegetables.

If you are eating 2 servings per day, then go up to 4 servings per day by the end of the week. And even if you think you are doing great by having 5 servings per day, you still need to double that (take 2-3 weeks to work your way up to 10 servings per day).

Stick with fiber-rich fruits and vegetables – organic if possible.

4) Eat 1oz of almonds or walnuts per day (1/2 oz in the AM, and the other half in the afternoon).

Most nuts are roasted in oils (possible source of trans fats), so stick to natural or dry-roasted nuts.

Don’t panic…this small amount of nuts won’t make you fat, but will fill you up and help you lose weight.

5) Be consistent with your workouts.

And make sure the workouts are efficient and effective. To make it easy for you to follow, stick with the Turbulence Training fat burning workout system.

It doesn’t matter if you train in the morning before or after breakfast, or at night before or after dinner, or at 1pm on days when the moon is in line with Saturn…don’t worry about the details, just train consistently.

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6) BONUS TIP: Go for a walk after lunch or dinner (or anytime you eat a big meal). Research shows this will help you control your cholesterol and triglycerides, plus any movement is better than sitting around watching the TV and snacking.

Improve your lifestyle everyday,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
Author, Turbulence Training

PS – Change your workouts to beat a fat loss plateau.

“The constant shakeup is amazing. I look forward to my workouts. I feel so much better than I did 6 weeks ago. I had almost given up on fitness as I was becoming very frustrated with my plateaus. I started out at 233 lbs and am already heading for 225 in only a few short weeks. Thank you for developing this truly amazing program and for sharing with the rest of us. It’s very refreshing to enjoy working out again!”
Dave Heffernan

“Turbulence Training is AWESOME! I started working out in 2004 first time in gym at 39 yrs. Then I discovered T.T. in 2006 and started receiving unbelievable info on xercises/nutrition. Immediately I started incorporating T.T. in my busy schedule which is improving my strength, definition, flexibility and nutrition. Craig is quick to reply to questions and supportive. My confidence and strength has definitely improved. If I only knew of Turbulence Training in 2004. The gym crowd is really checking me out now.”
Kimmie Clark

“I lost 14 pounds this month and the weight is just falling off me. My wife says I now look like when we first met and I still have
more to go. I can fit into my old jeans again which is a big deal for me. I just cut back on starches and bread and do your routine 2-3 times a week. I never thought in a million years that just 10-20 minutes of weight training followed by some cardio would get me such steady results. I even cheat a bit on the weekends.”
Billy Williams

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About the Author

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Oxygen magazines. His trademarked Turbulence Training fat loss workouts have been featured multiple times in Men’s Fitness and Maximum Fitness magazines, and have helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 45 minutes three times per week. For more information on the Turbulence Training workouts that will help you burn fat without long, slow cardio sessions or fancy equipment, visit    www.TurbulenceTraining.com

 

 

Do more pull-ups for a better you~

  Do more pull-ups for a better you~

More Power. More Endurance. More Strength. More Pull-ups, period!

How anyone can do more pull-ups… even if you’ve never done a single one in your entire life…

“They All Laughed When This 49 Year Old Mother Of Two Said She Could Do Twenty Pulls-Ups In a Row…

But The Laughs Stopped And Their Jaws Dropped When She Grabbed the Pull-up Bar and Effortlessly Banged Out Five, Ten, And Finally Twenty Pull-ups In A Row”

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Challenge Fat Loss

Let today be your day!  Let me know how I can help.  Talk soon,

Turbulence Training Review

Turbulence Training Review
Wendy Bottrell
www.TurbulenceTraining.com

Review of Turbulence Training: The Program that Promises Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Workout Time

Turbulence Training promises fast fat loss results for men and women who don’t have a lot of time for exercise. This is a bold promise, and the workouts promise maximum results in only three workouts per week.

Let’s take a look at this claim, and see if it really measures up!

Before we get to the program, let’s take a look at the expert behind the workouts. I’ve come across Craig Ballantyne’s name many times in popular fitness magazines such as Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness, and even in Oxygen and Shape magazines. So the program is clearly put together by a trusted fitness expert.

I’ve also talked to Craig about his training and education background, and I’ll be honest, it was impressive, unlike the trainers with weekend certifications that pop up at large commercial gyms. Craig’s experience goes back to the mid-nineties, in both the gym and in the research lab. He’s actually led research trials on sport supplements, strength training, and cardiovascular training.

Plus, Craig has been a strength coach and has worked with hundreds of clients in thousands of training sessions. This is a unique, and thorough background, so its not surprising he’s come up with a new training system for fat loss.

In fact, Craig’s articles are always pretty hard on traditional aerobic cardio workouts. So if you’re looking for new ways to spend 30 or 60-minutes doing cardio, then this program is not for you. But if you only have 45 minutes to workout, a couple of times per week, and you have access to only a bench, dumbells, and an exercise ball, then you’ll like what Craig has for you here.

Now one of the biggest questions about the program is simply, “What is Turbulence Training?” Well according to Craig, its the combination of resistance training and interval training used to boost your metabolism so that your body burns calories and fat between workouts. He says, “Cardio doesn’t boost your metabolism after exercise. Only strength training and interval training do that – while you work, sleep, and eat – your body will be shedding fat.”

Fortunately, Craig’s unique system of bodyweight exercises, dumbell exercises, and interval training can all be done at home, with minimal equipment (if you are really strong, it might help to have a chinup bar). So again, if you are one of those people who loves machines, or cardio equipment, or marathon workouts, then this program is not for you.

Frankly, I’ve used the program myself and recommended to many others. Why? Because no one has time for long workouts! That’s why. After an eight or ten hour workday, a round-trip commute of 90 minutes, and spending time with my family, I just don’t have time to do another 90 minute workout every day of the week.

In fact, I either get up early and do the workout before work, or I do it just before bed. This workout is perfect for busy men and women. But its not the type of routine that is going to turn anyone into a pro bodybuilder. If you want maximum muscle and want to bulk up, try another one of Craig’s programs. But the Turbulence Training system is best for burning fat without sacrificing muscle – so you end up lean, defined, chiseled and toned.

And its fun! So many workouts are boring (i.e. long cardio) or repetitive (i.e. doing the same bodybuilding workout over and over again). But Turbulence Training uses a lot of unique (but not fluffy) exercises, including some cool, killer bodyweight moves that will make you more athletic and increase your functional and core strength – again, all with minimal equipment needs.

But, I am even able to recommend this program to friends who are just starting out, because Craig has put together a 6-week introductory program, and a 4-week intermediate program in addition to the 16-week advanced training phase (PLUS, the Turbulence Training program comes with a massive amount of bonus workouts for muscle building, bodyweight only, advanced fat loss, and even a female specific bonus).

But each workout progresses into the next. He’s used all of these workouts with hundreds of clients – so they are safe and effective. Sure, you can get other programs that leave you smashed and puking after the first workout, but Turbulence Training is not like that. Soreness doesn’t matter, only results matter! And you are in expert hands with Turbulence Training, and Men’s Health expert, Craig Ballantyne.

Craig’s Turbulence Training also contains a contract — basically, your pledge to being committed to the program. It also includes an ebook on Nutrition Guidelines from expert, Dr. Chris Mohr, Ph.D., and an extensive Q&A section, a 21-Healthy Habit Building Plan, plus the complete Turbulence Training workouts for beginner, intermediate and advanced level individuals.

All users will benefit from the Turbulence Training MP3 audio where Craig goes over the program, plus you can find every single exercise explained in detail, complete with photos.

Okay, so bottom line. Turbulence Training is NOT….

  • Long, slow cardio workouts
  • A machine-based exercise circuit
  • A bodybuilding program to gain bulk
  • A workout with lots of time-wasting isolation exercises
  • A restrictive eating plan

Turbulence Training provides NONE of the above. On the other hand, Turbulence Training is perfect for busy men and women who want to burn fat in the comfort of their own homes without spending a lot of money on equipment or space on exercise machines. Oh, and you’ll actually have fun and you won’t “dread” these workouts – heck, they will be over before you know it!

If you’re in the slightest bit curious, I recommend you look closely at Craig’s program. I was very impressed with all of the Turbulence Training workouts, the bonuses, the guarantee, and Craig’s expertise. For the money, it’s the best deal in the fitness and fat loss industry – so much better than diet pills! And remember…

Craig Ballantyne’s Turbulence Training is backed by a 8-week money back guarantee. And this is a real guarantee… if you are not completely satisfied, you will receive your money back, no “ifs,” “ands,” or “buts.” So you really have nothing to lose.

 

Let today be your day!  Talk soon,

More solid reasons not to eat this

Many, many years ago I was taught not to eat canola oil. At that time and still today most people think I am absolutely crazy when I might suggest they stopped eat this oil. Here is a great video to explain to you why not to eat canola oil. I like the content that Abel James of www.fatburningman.com includes in this info on oils. He does a great job, makes it very simple to understand. I am not sure why anyone would eat these kinds of oil and yet they do.

Just saying! Stay healthy,

I was at the hospital

I was at the hospital yesterday and it was one of the most frustrating days I have had in a long time.  My mother had an appointment for 12:30 at the hospital for a test.  We arrived there just prior to our appointment time, registered and then we just waited.  We actually waited for 2 hours for a 5 minute appointment..

 

It was in the waiting that really got me thinking.  It took me back to the time when I decided that I MUST begin to take better care of my own health.

That was way back in 1997.  You see I have been taking care of my mother for a very long time and it really began when she broke her hip.  Now there are some that say you fall because you break your hip, others say you break your hip and fall.  Either way in 1997 my mother broke her hip.  Now she wasn’t in the best of health at that time however she was living independently and still had a fairly active social life.

When she was in the hospital recovering from the hip replacement, I was told at the 2 week mark in her recovery that she was going home.  She could not get out of bed by herself, she could not walk by herself and at that time her going home would have meant disaster for her and her health.  So I had to fight with hospital management and ultimately she went to a rehab home for 4 months.  When she came home she could walk, do stairs, sit, you name it she could do it.

I only share that story because at that time this experience got me thinking that I did not want to end up that way for my future.  It scared the @#$$ out of me that if I didn’t make change in my life that was exactly what my future was going to look like.

At the time of my mothers hip replacement she was 67 and I felt if I didn’t begin right away when I was her age I would be going through the same health challenges.

At that point in my life I was taking vitamins, supplements and had kind of started to eat a bit better however I still was not doing all that was possible.

I was still have my own challenges with Fibromyalgia, Myofacial Pain Syndrome, low energy, obesity.  My life was going to begin to make big changes.

Yet I knew I could not do it all at once because I wanted to have success and permanent change.  The first thing I decided to do was start an exercise program.

So what I did was borrow a friends copy of Tae Boe, (remember Billy Banks?).  I did the easiest Tae Boe DVD and could only accomplish 15 minutes to start. And each day I pushed 1 minute longer until I did the whole thing, then went on to the harder DVD.  It was not easy and yet I can tell you it was well worth the effort.

I kept that image of my goal in my head each and every day.  When I didn’t feel like doing the DVD that goal was what kept me going.

It was hard work, it was a fun experience because I mentally started to feel like me again.  That was the most exciting part.  HOPE was coming back into my life and that was a good thing.

Over these past 15 years I have gone from doing my little DVD in the living room and struggling to swinging kettlebells, barbells, body weight, riding my bicycle 660k, reducing my weight by over 70lbs, and probably most important improving how I feel each and every day.

So when I spend time in the hospital it really does make me sad.  I see people that are putting their trust in a system that I don’t believe will help them improve their health for the most part.

The tests, the medications (I do realize for some medications are the only solution and that is a good thing) yet for many medications only cause more and more problems, the lack of quality of life, the belief in a system that is not working.

You can make a big difference in life if you simply decide.  Really that is the first step.  Decide you want more out of your life.  Decide that you are worth feeling good in your life.  Decide that pain does not have to be a part of your life.

Small changes made successfully will give you the strength to make another small change successfully and so on until.  Until you begin to reach your goals, then you begin to make other goals, bigger goals, more challenging goals.

The small changes for me were like I said exercise, I did also begin to drink water (which I never really did before) and like I hear so many people say I didn’t like the taste.  Water doesn’t actually taste and what I now realize is that I didn’t like chemicals in tap water.  So my water of choice to begin was Perrier.  It was bubbly and kind of like pop.  Not maybe the best choice however I was water and a place to start.

Then over time very slowly began to learn about food, diet, eating, and made changes.  And today my eating habits are very different from 15 years ago and way back then it would not be something I could have imagined.  Organic, grass fed, pastured, I never even heard of those terms.  Even my vitamins are organic!

I was at the hospital yesterday and it took me back to a time where it all began for me.  What will be your starting point?

 

Today I share a secret!

Today I share a secret!  Today I am going way outside my comfort zone to share a secret with you!  It was about 8 weeks ago that I was feeling really terrible.  I was about 15 lbs over what I weighed last summer,  every part of my body was in pain, I was tired all the time, and just really frustrated.  I am a personal trainer, wellness coach, I shouldn’t feel like this right?

Well to explain where I am right now I do have to go back a little.  In fact way back to July 2010.  I was in complete burn out as a care giver.  I could not move, or get out of bed.  6 years of caring for my ill parent had just done me in and only when I got right to the bottom did it really become obvious that I was in total burn out.  We actually went into crisis and my parent was moved into a really beautiful Long Term Care Home.  It was one of those miracles that happen.  It just all worked out.  Parent is happy and now I am figuring I will be on the road to recovery.

Well not so fast.  3 weeks later I have an accident while ref’ing a hockey game and tear my MCL, Menisus and do serious damage to a disk in my low back.  I can’t walk  or sleep for 2 weeks.  It was a crazy time.  Over the next few months as I am in rehab for my injury and in my opinion it is not healing fast enough I figure I need a big Goal to get me there. So I decide to commit to riding a bike 660k Toronto to Montreal in July 2011.

I didn’t even own a bike to take on this task.  So get a bike, get training, and struggle along from April to July when we are meant to go on this trip.  Now amazingly I accomplished this goal.  In total with the training and the ride I put on 2000km on my bike last year.   Camped along the way.  Got home and then the recovery really began.

It took me a few months to really recover and in these months I started to see the weight gain, I was really in pain everyday.  I actually thought the pain was from the training rides, exercise ect.  Boy oh boy was I kidding myself.  I was just in pain! I was also very fatigued!

Now I don’t take any medication for pain or fatigue so I began to look at other lifestyle changes that might be necessary for me to make.  When I was ready because you always have to be ready for change what I did first was cut out all grains.  ALL!  No exceptions ever.

My decision was to only eat protein and vegatables.  I would allow myself to have cream in my coffee, a very small amount occasionally of Kefir, nuts, olive oil, butter and coconut oil.  (Will talk more about this in the near future.)

Immediately I began to feel better!  I could not believe it.  Within days the pain I had been feeling for so long was disappearing.  I could get out of bed with ease which I hadn’t been able to do for quite a while.  I had more energy.  Actually started to accomplish stuff each day.  Lots of stuff.  It was very exciting to feel this way.

Then I was lucky enough to plug into the Paleo Summit and listen to a number of specialist in Paleo living and was amazed that in fact that was what I was doing for the most part with my diet and didn’t know it had a name.

Then a huge improvement again when I listened to Dr. Thomas O’Bryan discuss Gluten sensitivity.  Bam!  I was absolutely shocked at all the things that gluten sensitivity can affect.  I made the decision to stop eating gluten and this has furthered my well being!

The experiment continues however it is very exciting to say that my weight is down 12 lbs without once ever being hungry or feeling like there are foods I am missing out on.  Cravings, no not really.

What’s more exciting than reducing my weight by 12 lbs is that clothes that have been sitting in my closet for quite a while because they didn’t fit, fit!

My training is really awesome.  I feel stronger than I have in a long time and I am not putting hours into training either!  I use kettlebells, body weight, and really looking forward to getting up to the cottage and using more nature training up there.   Have included playing basketball once a week just outside throwing the ball around.  Play!  It is fun, we laugh, giggle and at the end of 1/2 hour work up a nice sweat!

Results of the last 8 weeks:

  • feel great
  • have reduced weight by 12 lbs
  • have more energy
  • clearer thinking
  • lots of clothes fit that didn’t 8 weeks ago
  • better training (stronger)
  • reduced pain dramatically in my body

So there you have it today I shared a secret, I am a bit uncomfortable however feels good to share it with you.  I am looking forward to continueing this journey and sharing more as I go.

Stay tuned!

It is very good for your health, your brain, and the most important your future no matter what you age is!

How did we get here?  It seems that the health of our world is at an all time low!  Just heard a few minutes ago that a reporter for our cities major newspaper dies at 51 years old.  And it seems that we are hearing about this very thing almost weekly.  Is it so normal for individuals in the late 40′s and early 50′s to be dieing?

I hear more and more about people that are living on all kinds of medications/prescription drugs and think it is normal.  Is it normal today to live on an average of 6 prescription drugs in a single year?  Personally I don’t think so however it does seem to be accepted as normal.  Can you imagine how people feel with even 2 prescription drugs coursing through the body?

Yet when it is suggested to get some exercise the answer seems to be a definite NO!  Why is that?  When did exercise get to be a dirty word?

I was listening to an interview the other day with Erwan Le Corre is the founder of MovNat and was totally fascinated as he described that most kids in school had really terrible experiences with sports!  Most kids weren’t good at sports so therefore they felt they just weren’t able to do any kind of physical activity well and this left a very bad feeling in them the moment exercise, training, sports comes up.

Personally I was pretty good at most sports, excelled in a few and so it would never occur to me to realize that.  Although at some level I see each and every person I have ever worked with as an athlete.

I see my clients as athletes, train them as athletes at their level and help them move forward with movement, training to become very good at what level they are comfortable at.  I have done this successfully for over 10 years and have seen quite a few people come work with me who said they were not in any way athletic become very active and athletic.

Those were really awesome moments.  Seeing someone do well at something they never thought was possible.

Learning how to move can be very enjoyable, empowering and so much fun.

It is very good for your health, your brain, and the most important your future no matter what you age is!

So get out there and discover the joy in moving!  Get in touch if I can help you move in ways that will be the most beneficial for you.

Experimenting!

The last few months I have been experimenting with my life!  To explain why I have to go back to last summer.  I was in training for the Friends For Life Bike Rally, a 6 day, 660k bike ride adventure from Toronto to Montreal.  When I started training I was riding 50k a weekend and as we got closer to the date of departure we were riding 200k a weekend.

There were many challenges for me in this adventure.  I was recovering from a torn MCL, torn Meniscus and a big problem with my back.  On top of all that I was always in huge pain, barely being able to walk after each ride.  I continued and in July of 2011 we left Toronto.

The pain I experienced doing this ride was extraordinary for me.  Riding the bike was no problem however once I was off the bike I could hardly move and sleeping outside in a tent on a blow up mattress was beyond what I could enjoy.  It really made the whole event something that I couldn’t wait to be over!

Once we arrive in Montreal my thought was it was no big deal to ride a bike 660k!  LOL!

However once I got home and back to normal living back in Toronto not to be on a bike since what I noticed is I started to bloat up.  In a very few short months I noticed I had gained over 15 pounds and was not happy about it.  Even though I was not riding a bike I was still exercising and training each week.  As I don’t eat junk food of fast food it was really a mystery as to why?

Then one day we were having a conversation and the comment came out that where we were buying our food (protein) it was all grain fed.  I was actually quite shocked to think about this because they advertise the protein to be antibiotic free and hormone free.  In my mind that seemed to say it was grass fed!

You have heard the saying you are what you eat?  Well I was eating grains everyday and not even knowing it!  To add to that I was eating sprouted grains each day for breakfast (toast).  In the process I was gaining weight, getting bigger and bigger to the point where my clothes were not fitting me.

So here is where the experiment comes in.  I decided to do an experiment.  I was only going to eat protein and vegatables.   I decided that butter was ok to put on my vegatables and I could use olive oil and coconut oil for cooking.  Now within 2 weeks I had gone down 10 lbs and that bloated look was gone.  I started to feel more energetic, I was thinking clearer as well.

This was 2 months ago when I began this experiment and as I continue to reduce in size what I am also seeing is my sleep is really amazing.  For the first time in over 15 years I am getting most nights about 6-7 hours sleep without waking up.  That has been one of the best things about this experiment for me.

About 3 weeks after I began my experiment I was able to listen to the Paleo Summit by Sean Croxton.  Here I have been able to begin my journey to learn about the Paleo and Primal program by many professionals.  I have also been able to begin learning about Gluten Sensitivity, a big health challenge in our world today!

So my experiment so far has been quite amazing for how I feel.  That dull constant pain I have lived with for over 16 years has  been eliminated almost 100% and if that is all I would ever has found beneficial for my experiment it would have been well worth it.  Better sleep, weight reduction, more energy, clearer thinking have also been benefits I have seen over the last 2 months.

Now is a time to continue to experiment, to see what other benefits I see and more importantly feel.  I will continue to include Symmetry‘s Ultra Vitality, Tranquility, Clarity and of course Genesis with X’Tranol 24 in my daily regimine, lots of Symmetry filtered water of course and for sure Organic vegatables, butter, coconut oil, coffee cream and pastured grass fed beef, and poultry and Alaskan Salmon.

I personally don’t feel that I am missing out on any Junk foods because feeling better is worth so much more to me than putting anything in my system that causes me challenges!

It is my intention to continue to chronicle this experiment for myself and see where it leads me.

In good health, Wendy Bottrell

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