Fan lost 73 pounds | Black Weight Loss Success

Transformation of the Day: Fan lost 73 pounds. This mom of two twin girls wants to be a good example for her girls and beat a family history of illness. The Ketogenic Diet and exercise were essential to her success, but the biggest factor was changing her mindset. Check out her story.

I’ve lost 74 pounds in 10 months doing Keto and following @blackketogirl. I feel like a new person, and I’m so happy! I have more to lose, but I’m so glad that I started and have gotten this far.

I started my journey after a good friend of mine lost weight. I said, “If she can do it, I can do it.” and I started on a random Wednesday. I didn’t prepare for it. I just jumped right into no carbs (only from veggies) or sugar and a gallon of water a day.

In the past, I would always start trying to lose weight but wouldn’t get far because my mind wasn’t ready. Once I let go of the things I couldn’t change, I started focusing on what I could change and became happy. Your mental is #1 in weight loss. If you change that

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Your Comprehensive Guide to Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is exploding in prevalence both in the United States and around the world. While the CDC reports that approximately 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, this number may underestimate the true prevalence of the disease due to faulty diagnostic testing, misdiagnosis, and underreporting. (1) Read on to learn about the latest research on Lyme disease and why it is urgent that we increase awareness of this severe, rapidly growing problem. 

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Long misunderstood, Lyme disease is becoming increasingly common and dangerous across the United States. Find out more about how this disease is transmitted, the symptoms it causes, and how to get tested. #functionalmedicine #chriskresser

What Is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a multisystem infectious disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. In the United States, two types of ticks carry Lyme disease:

  • The Eastern blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis), also known as the deer tick, transmits Lyme disease on the East Coast and in the Midwest
  • The Western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus) transmits the disease on the West Coast

A third type of tick, the lone

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Millimeter wave radiations affect membrane hydration in phosphatidylcholine vesicles.


Materials (Basel). 2013 Jul 9 ;6(7):2701-2712. Epub 2013 Jul 9. PMID: 28811403

Abstract Title: 

Millimeter Wave Radiations Affect Membrane Hydration in Phosphatidylcholine Vesicles.


A clear understanding of the response of biological systems to millimeter waves exposure is of increasing interest for the scientific community due to the recent convincing use of these radiations in the ultrafast wireless communications. Here we report a deuterium nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (²H-NMR) investigation on the effects of millimeter waves in the 53-78 GHz range on phosphocholine bio-mimetic membranes. Millimeter waves significantly affect the polar interface of the membrane causing a decrease of the heavy water quadrupole splitting. This effect is as important as inducing thetransition from the fluid to the gel phase when the membrane exposure occurs in the neighborhood of the transition point. On the molecular level, the above effect can be well explained by membrane dehydration induced by the radiation.

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Statins Double Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

We knew it was bad. 

But we didn’t know it was this bad…

In April we told you about a study that showed statin drugs raise the risk of type 2

But now new research
shows the danger of these cholesterol-lowering medications may be far greater
than we thought.

The study was published in the journal Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews.
Scientists looked at 4,683 people whom doctors considered to be candidates for
statins. Eventually, 755 of them did go on the medications.[i]

The research team analyzed three years of the
subjects’ health records. They found that statin users had twice the risk of becoming diabetic compared to those who don’t
take the drug.

Worse still, patients who took statins for more
than two years had more than three times
the risk of diabetes. Can it be a coincidence that America began suffering an
epidemic of type 2 diabetes at the same time statins came into wide use?

We don’t think so.

When statins first hit the market in the late
1980s, about 2.5% of Americans had type 2 diabetes. By 2017, that number had
more than tripled to 9.4%.[ii] [iii]

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Interview: Michelle Richards, CrossFit Hyde Park [Tips + Hacks]

Get the Basics…

  • Movement, Mobility, and Injury Prevention
  • Michelle’s Support of CrossFit and Response to Critics
  • Maintaining fun and play while exercising

CrossFit either stirs up intense loyalty or controversy. It has passionate followers and naysayers. However, Michelle issued a challenge for the naysers in her interview: “Come to CrossFit Hyde Park and I will change your mind.”

We cover everything from moving better every day, injury prevention, recovery, rehabilitation, and the tools she’s used to engage and retain her clients.

Get ready! Here we go.

If you’re ready to grow and manage your business better, schedule a demo today.

Meet Michelle Richards, Owner CrossFit Hyde Park

Schimri Yoyo: I am Schimri Yoyo, writer for, and we are continuing our series of interviews with fitness experts. And today, we have here with us Michelle Richards, owner of CrossFit Hyde Park in Tampa, FL and educator at the University of Tampa. Thank you, Michelle, for joining us today.

Michelle Richards: Sure. Thanks for inviting me to do this. I am happy to help out.

Schimri Yoyo: How did you become passionate about fitness training? CrossFit in general?

Michelle Richards: When I was in my twenties, I was an intern

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What I Love This Week

It might be a liiittle early to start planning, but James’ first birthday is coming up in early September and I can’t help but think about themes for the party. What are his favorite things? Dogs, swimming, books…Daniel told me he had the perfect idea but that he couldn’t tell me about it or it wouldn’t work, so of course I pressed until he told me, “The theme would be ‘mumma,’ because you’re his favorite thing, but I’d have to plan it and execute it or you’d just seem like a complete narcissist.” Picture my face on balloons and napkins and a cake ha! (please send me your theme ideas 🙂

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Cancel Qatar
The next World Cup in Qatar is controversial for a number of reasons. The most important issues are the reports of slave labor being used to build the infrastructure for the 2022 event. Here is an interesting idea for canceling the tournament altogether.

The Troubling Business of Bounty Hunting
A fascinating look at the modern business of bounty hunting.

The History of the Super Soaker
As a kid I remember there was nothing better than the super soaker. No other

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Every day should be Taco Tuesday! And it can be with this super easy and delicious Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Real California cilantro crema. The best part is the cilantro crema – and you only need a handful of ingredients to throw it together.

Shrimp Taco Ingredients:

1 lb. shrimp [peeled, deveined, tail off]

2 Tb. olive oil

1 Tb. lime juice

1 Tb. minced garlic

1 tsp. chili powder & cumin

salt & pepper to taste

Plus – tortillas, lime wedges and Real California cotija cheese

Cilantro Lime Crema for Tacos Recipe

Cilantro Crema Sauce Ingredients:

3/4 c Real California Crema Mexicana

2 Tb. lime juice 

1 tsp. lime zest

1/4 c diced cilantro

salt & pepper to taste

shrimp tacos recipe


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili, cumin, salt & pepper. Pack shrimp dry and combine with marinade.

Place shrimp on foil lined baking sheet, leaving room on one side to add tortillas.

Bake until shrimp are cooked through about 8 to 10 minutes.

Stir shrimp half way through and add tortillas to baking sheet for remaining cooking time.

When shrimp are done and tortillas warm – build your tacos.

Top with cilantro sauce and cotija cheese. Serve

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Views Of Greenery From Home, Work Help Reduce Harmful Cravings

By John Anderer

So much of modern life happens indoors. From offices to apartments or homes, most people in today’s day and age find themselves cooped up inside for most of the day. Spending more time outdoors has long been linked to a more positive mindset, but now a study has concluded that just seeing greenery on a day-to-day basis can put us in a better mindset and reduce harmful cravings for substances such as alcohol, cigarettes, and junk food.

According to the study out of the University of Plymouth, being able to see greenery and nature from your home will lead to less frequent and less intense cravings. The research builds off of previous work that has established a link between exercising outdoors and reduced cravings, but the study’s authors assert that exercise isn’t necessary to reap the benefits of nature.

The study is the first of its kind, and its authors say their findings stress the need for cities and communities the world over to invest in and protect public green spaces.

“It has been known for some time that being outdoors in nature is linked to a person’s wellbeing. But for there to be a similar association

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How the ADAPT Health Coaching Model Can Help Us Fight Chronic Disease

The major behavioral changes that I made required a lot of motivation, support from others, a clear vision of where I wanted to be, and reliance on my strengths and values. I feel so strongly about the power of these two pieces—the “what” and the “how”—to transform health that I created programs to train Functional Medicine practitioners and Functional health coaches so that they can specialize in supporting the kind of transformation that I experienced.

It wasn’t easy for me to make the necessary changes and transform my health, just as it isn’t for so many of you who are also struggling with chronic disease. How do you get the support you need to achieve greater health, build new health habits, and change a lifetime of health behaviors? This is where health coaching can play an important role. 

Health coaching is the “how” that connects Functional Medicine and ancestral health to reverse chronic disease on both a small, individual basis and a large, global scale. You don’t automatically improve your health or reverse chronic disease just by knowing the root cause or what foods our ancestors ate. Improving your health also requires planning, goals, and other techniques and tools that

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