Avalon Light Therapy: Shame on You Avalon.

We where very disappointed with the Avalon red light therapy LED seminar we attended a few weeks back at a local establishment.  Their information was about 80% familiar to us, and although the presentation itself was well done, and a couple neat little new tidbits were learned, they pulled the typical sales pitch (which was to be expected) but at such an obnoxiously high price that it basically enraged us.

Any time alternative therapy is offered that can help people in pain, we become highly suspicious of where their hearts really are, what their true motivations are.  Fact is, the LED red light technology, covering the full spectrum of red wavelengths that can be beneficial to the human body can be had for far, far less money than what this group of traveling salespeople promote it for.

To insult the audience with “now at a $700 savings if purchased during this seminar” crap is a dark-age sales tactic that the new paradigm we are now in has no tolerance for.

You’re either here to help people with your technology, or you’re here to make money.

The new way of humanity *has no room for BOTH*.

The red and blue light technologies are absolutely worthwhile and effective.  They are NOT selling a worthless product, not by far.  They have simply incorporated a few extra gizmos into their product line, making it uniquely theirs, and in that process over charge by approximately 1000 (one-thousand) percent mark-ups, likely making them a small fortune off of other people’s hopes to get better, and off of other people’s pain.

We all have to spend some money to help ourselves get well.  We live in a monetary world.  Expenses are expected.

But to overcharge for something this severely is uncalled for, and in our opinion, puts this company in the realm of the quackwatch, ONLY for the reason that you can buy red spectrum light LED technologies from other manufacturers, deriving the same or very similar benefit, for far less money.

Shame on you Avalon for exploiting people financially.

How to use isolated Aminos: Glutamine

One member of the Maintenance Motions team is working with an aspiring pro-bikini and/or figure competitor.  She is very young, soon to turn 21, and although she has worked out in her past, she has never tackled the weights at the gym the way she is being instructed to now.  Her current condition is one of about 15 extra pounds, which she’ll have the next 9 weeks to chisel down and get herself into the bikini/fitness condition she needs to be in, in order to compete.

After being introduced to some serious leg work, including leg extensions for quads, some light squatting, hamstrings and inner/outer thighs, and then some heavy-duty calf work, she is beyond sore the next day.  This is of course a good sign, and lets her body know there was some serious break-down of muscle tissue that is in need of repair.

The latest research shows we have an UP TO 45 minute window of time to get protein in, after a workout, else the workout is a total waste of time as the body eats its own muscle tissue as a protein source.  Some studies suggest we can have a full two hour window to work with, but I say why wait if we can have our protein sooner rather than later ASSURING we’re getting what we need, WHEN we need it?

Our favorite is a raw whey protein that is described in the FacelessFatloss program.

But in situations like these, where a serious athlete is training for an event, we can use isolated amino acids on a temporary basis for almost medicinal-type use…supplementing with them just enough to help overcome the soreness, and enable a much faster recovery.
The professional competitors often use glutamine for this very purpose, anywhere from a minimum of 2 grams up to 5 grams or more to help in the recovery process.

And it works.  Really well.

Laws Against Sugar?

A recent article in the journal Nature out of the University of California San Francisco is calling for the regulation and taxation of sugar-containing foods, much like what’s currently in place for alcohol.

It’s a tough topic, since sugar is likely hugely responsible for health care costs, but is legislation and government control really the answer?  Can people make their own decisions about healthy sugar intake, or can’t they, and if they can’t, causing more health care costs for everyone in the forms of private or public health insurance, should we all be responsible for those who refuse to use sugar responsibly?

All too often this is exactly how things tend to go down.

A member of our team is a long-time student of law and politics.  It is a real struggle to support as little government interference in our lives, but while watching so much irresponsibility among people, causing all of our costs to rise, that we’re stuck in this middle-middle land of not knowing which side to support.

We will always lean heavily towards as little government interference as possible, but, we also recognize that health issues in the western world are skyrocketing exponentially, seemingly by the year.  Hence this site!!