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Mar 27 / tannus

7most review…

7MOST

The “7 Most Effective Self Defense Techniques” are:

  • Instantly effective
  • Quick and decisive
  • Surprisingly simple

By applying key physiological principles, you will instinctively be able to choose a technique toinstantly defeat your attacker, no matter how big he is. An attacker confronting you will be unable to withstand your techniques, and no amount of training can sufficiently prepare him to overcome your defense.

Flashy self defense moves are for the movies. “The 7 Most Effective Self Defense Techniques” contains real-life techniques that can be successfully applied by men or women!

You’ll find some quality techniques in this downloadable e-book and here at ESD we highly recommend it.

CLICK HERE to check out the 7MOST web site and to place your order!

Mar 27 / tannus

Nigerian scams…

online scam self defense

Popular classified ad web sites like Craigslist and Kijiji are being searched through by scam artists. Scammers may contact a person who is either attempting to buy or sell items on the ad site, and attempt to the scam. Many of the same elements as the Nigerian 419 scams are often used, including persons conducting transactions from outside the country, sending realistic looking bank checks, sending more money than is owed, and requesting that money be wired back to the scammer.

Another scam that has been used recently is where the scammer will contact someone selling an item and ask them to ship the item to a location outside the US or Canada (typically in Nigeria). The seller then sends the item and provides the tracking number, after which the scammer never provides payment.

If you are offering a room or apartment for rent the scammer may pose as someone moving in to their area from overseas. They will  ask if they can secure their occupancy with a deposit. The deposit check that they send will be a fake check for more than the amount requested for a deposit. Later, the scammer will ask for a refund of the difference between the check they sent and the agreed upon amount. The fake check will bounce and the victim has lost whatever money they “refunded” to the scammer.

Use some simple, common-sense online “self defense” techniques here.

1) anything “Nigerian” should be an immediate red-flag

2) people aren’t going to drastically over pay you for your product or apartment for rent – stop and think about it for a minute.

3) using Western Union to wire money back to the scammer will result in you losing your money – Western Union can not get it back for you.  The police can not do anything to help you. Donate your money to a charitable organisation instead!

4) sell locally and avoid the headaches!

The main thing is to just stop when you get an email offering you more money than you’re asking for your product or apartment – think about it for a few minutes – then hit delete on the email you just received!

Mar 14 / tannus

5 Easy Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

tomatoes for health!

Do you know which common food that you can get right at
your local grocery store or farmers market that will reduce
your blood pressure significantly while boosting your immune system and protecting you from cancer at the same time?

If you ate a green salad with fresh chopped tomatoes, then you not only got a healthy dose of this powerful antioxidant, but you have also taken significant action toward lowering your blood pressure. A recent double-blind study conducted in Israel has confirmed what hearth-healthy Italians have enjoyed for centuries – tomatoes (and tomato sauce) lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease.

The Israeli study was led up by Dr. Esther Paran, head of the hypertension division of Soroka Medical Center. It involved patients who were already being treated for hypertension, but were not responding well to the medications. Dr. Paran had patients take a supplement of tomato extract. The results were a significant drop in blood pressure after just four weeks.

Tomatoes are so effective at lowering blood pressure because they contain lycopene. This potent antioxidant is even the focus of some hybrid tomatoes grown by the Israeli company, Lycomato, in order to have higher concentrations of lycopene in each piece of fruit. Other antioxidants found in tomatoes make this one super-food in the prevention of heart disease. It can even help keep LDL cholesterol from oxidizing which makes it stick to the arteries and narrow the passage way causing blood pressure to increase.

Even during the peak growing season it can be difficult to consume four whole tomatoes each day, which is the recommended amount for having a positive impact on blood pressure. Here are some ways to get the benefits of tomatoes without having to eat them straight off the vine.

1. Make Chili. Using tomato puree, which is a concentrated form of tomatoes, as the base for your chili utilizes the antioxidants without the bulk of a whole tomato. Add some ultra-lean and high protein ground bison and kidney beans with minced garlic and onions, and cayenne pepper and you have a heart-healthy main course and a full day’s allowance of tomato.

2. Since using olive oil with the tomatoes enhances the curative quality, make your pasta sauce red with tomatoes, tomato paste and olive oil to sauté the garlic and onion. Tomato paste used in making sauce contains more than 10 times the nutrients of a single tomato.

3. Have a fresh salad as a side dish to either of these entrees and cut one whole tomato on top. You’ll get one-quarter of you tomato intake right there.

4. Drink tomato juice. It is better to make your own fresh juice so that you can control the sodium. Store bought juices can be high in sugar and sodium-based preservatives. If you have a juicer, you can make some incredible veggie juices to suit your own tastes by adding carrots, celery and some low-sodium seasonings.

5. Take a tomato supplement. If you just can’t stomach tomatoes, then a 200 mg supplement provides the equivalent of more than the recommended four tomatoes.

Adding tomatoes to your diet can reduce systolic blood pressure by 10 points and diastolic pressure by 4 points as was evident in the Israel study. Whatever way you slice it, tomatoes will keep strengthen your immune system and lower blood pressure.

Click here to learn about more fruits that can play a major role in reducing your blood pressure.


Mar 14 / tannus

Before Buying a Home

a quiet neighborhood

no streetlights!

Specifics on your personal safety and well being are often overlooked when moving into a new home. Here are a few things you should keep in mind – other than the “general crime rate of the area”:

1) How far is it to public transit from the home? How far will you be required to walk to and from transit facilities, and what is the neighbourhood like when it is dark out?

2) How close are the schools in the area?  How far will your children be required to walk to and from the school?  What is the school area like at night and on the weekends?  If the school yard is secluded and ends up being a popular party hang out, it isn’t unusual to find broken booze bottles and littered baggies of a variety of non-prescription medications and marijuana.

3) What is the traffic flow in the area like?  Heavy? Light?  Commuter traffic or industrial traffic? And what is the density and availability of sidewalks?

4) What is the quality of the overall street lighting?  Don’t rely on just looking for street lights – visit the area after dark to see what the “coverage” is like. Some areas are quite different after the sun goes down and it is recommended you visit them before you purchase a new house or move to a rental property.

5) What is the general condition of surrounding properties, streets and parkland?  This is a good indicator of the concern that residents have for their neighbourhood and will tell you much about the area you are considering moving into.

6) Is there a Neighbourhood Watch Program and/ or Block Parent operating in the area? This is another important indicator of the type of neighbourhood you are considering moving into. An active Neighbourhood Watch Block indicates that the residents want their community to be as crime free as possible.

Do you have more tips to share?  How about stories about your neighborhood?  Feel free to comment below!

Mar 14 / tannus

Self Defense vs Fighting

mugger attacking womanSelf-defense is legal, fighting is illegal – So… just what is self-defense?

If you are walking down the street and are jumped by a group of thugs who demand your money and then attack you, defending yourself from harm is self-defense.

Standing there, shouting names at a group of people who ‘look like punks or thugs’ in hopes of them coming at you for a swing so you can try out your ‘self-defense’ techniques is not self-defense - It is fighting and you better have deep pockets to obtain a good lawyer who can get you out of the hole you just dug for yourself.

Backing away from someone who is threating you is self-defense, but backing away, while proclaiming your aggressor is a ‘piece of shit’ is not self-defense and it is looked on as you participating and escalating the problem (fighting).

These are just a few examples of the difference between fighting and self-defense.

Violence is an extreme. But it is an extreme that seldom – if ever – occurs without willful acts by all participants. The police and the courts know this and they will view your actions in this light.

Mar 14 / tannus

What Is Your Metabolic Rate?

Our metabolism is the term to describe how our body transforms energy (burns calories) to perform it’s functions (breathing, movement, etc.).  Our metabolic rate is the rate at which our body burns calories to transform into energy.

Many people understand the metabolic-rate as being to be the major factor in how quickly and easily they can lose weight. The reality is a little more complicated than that…  Watch this video and learn more!

When done, review the Adonis Index for even more information!

Mar 14 / tannus

Workout With a Purpose

Anything you do in your life that provides a sense of gratitude and is really worth something is usually done with a sense of purpose behind it. Things of little or no value have no purpose behind them and are literally wasted time you can never get back. For example sitting on couch watching an hour of rerun’s you’ve seen before probably has little or no purpose and most likely doesn’t give you any sense of gratitude afterwards. Compare that to spending that same hour doing a workout that builds  your muscles, burns fat, improves health, builds your self confidence, your social status, and attracts women.

The second hour is a much better spent hour than the first. It’s a life changing experience, where the first might as well be total regression and the epitome of the word “waste”.

When you go to the gym you most likely have at least some sort of plan for the day. Maybe it’s just arms today, or a mix of a few muscle groups. You might be doing some conditioning as well. No matter what you are doing on any given day, all of your effort in the gym has to add up to something. And this is where most people fail to have a concise game plan. For example, can you actually define what you want your body to look like in 8 weeks from, or even 4 weeks from now?

Do you expect to see dramatic changes in your muscle mass, or a decrease in your body fat or bodyweight? What about strength?

Having a defined goal to work towards is essential to seeing any progress. It makes each set and rep that more important. It adds value to the ritual of working out and it becomes something more than just a collection of some exercises. With the right program and some clearly defined goals you will literally be sculpting and building yourself into a living breathing work of art that women will adore and men will admire.

There are many things in your life that you can’t change, but your body is definitely one that you CAN change. If you neglect it and don’t take care of it, other people will recognize that is how you treat yourself and they will do the same. You will most likely only attract other people who treat themselves the same way. On the other hand if you take care of yourself and your body, people will notice and you will immediately attract other people who do the same for themselves.

If you’re only going to go around once, you might as well do it with a kick ass body that gets you the attention and admiration of everyone you encounter. You should never settle for anything less.

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Mar 14 / tannus

What Does a Healthy Body Look Like?

by John Barban

You probably know  many people who have tried to lose weight, are currently dieting, or at least say that they would like to drop a few pounds…one of these statements might even describe you right now.

If someone wants to lose weight, we don’t normally ask them why, we usually ask ‘how much’. But the question that most people don’t consider is why. Why do you want to lose weight? What do you think will happen when you get to your goal size?

For some people it might be a recommendation by their doctor and a matter of serious health problems. Any body image and aesthetic improvement would be secondary to the immediate health improvements.

But for most of the rest of us the health issues are not what drives us to want to lose weight. It is in fact the look of our body that we’re interested in changing and the health benefits are secondary to the look.

At first glance this seems a bit superficial and even vain. But if you dig a little deeper you’ll see that the look of your body is probably your best indicator of your health as well. After all we really only have two ways of telling if something is wrong with our bodies:

a)      It feels wrong – something hurts or we feel ‘sick’

b)      It looks wrong – a rash, bump, scratch, swelling, a joint or bone out of place, or too much fat!

The point is that we only have these two pieces of information to go on to tell if there is something wrong with our bodies. Once we’ve seen or felt that there is a problem we can go to a doctor and get even more information that is not possible to see or feel.

For example a doctor can tell you that you’re at a high risk for a heart attack even though this is not readily apparent in a mirror (although being overweight is a good indicator) and you cannot feel how close you are to having a heart attack…you only feel it once you finally have the heart attack…at which point it is too late to do anything about it.

The reason we have BMI charts and recommendations of a ‘healthy’ weight is so medical care providers can give you a visual cue that matches what their internal measurements like blood cholesterol and blood pressure are telling them about your relative risk of disease.

In other words, there is a specific body shape and look that also predicts healthiness.

Someone who is 100 pounds overweight almost assuredly has poor blood lipid profiles, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and many other problems associated with the extra weight and the high calorie intake required to get to that size.

Conversely someone who is at or close to their ideal bodyweight for their height most likely has much more favorable blood measurements and risk profile of many lifestyle related disorders.

In other words, they look healthy, and all measurements indicate that they are healthy. But there is a second level of health that cannot be measured, and that is emotional health and self image. For many of us this is linked to the look of our body.

It makes sense that wanting to ‘look’ good or look like you’re in shape is actually no different than saying that you want to look healthy.

I may be in the minority here, but I do not agree with the new found rhetoric of ‘being happy with your natural size’ (it’s ironic that this is only ever trumpeted by people who are overweight). This is a load of baloney and is just a sympathetic appeal to overweight people who cannot find the drive to eat less.

No matter how much you try to tell yourself you’re happy with your current size, you will always know you are lying to yourself and this is not good for both your physiological health or your emotional health.

Living in denial isn’t any more healthy than living overweight. Doing both just compounds the problems caused by each.

I think the most healthy way to approach weight loss is to admit to yourself that you want to lose weight for the purpose of improving the look of your body. And that this new thinner look will not only improve your physical health but also your emotional and psychological health. It is in fact a wholistic view of taking care of yourself.

There isn’t much disputing the fact that a healthy looking body, is almost always a healthy body.

Interested in learning more?

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