Enter to Win a FREE Spartan Race or Deluxe Cruise!

cruiseNow, you have even more reasons to get excited about Spartan Races!

Win a chance to take a FREE voyage on a Spartan Race Cruise – the first-ever – by visiting http://bit.ly/spartancruisegiveaway and entering the Spartan Cruise Sweepstakes!

(This sweepstakes is for US residents only.)

The winner will not only receive a deluxe cruise for two from the Port of Miami to a private island in the Bahamas, for three thrilling days and four glorious days nights (March 6th to 9th, 2015), but also free airfare and a Spartan Race entry!

“The Friday afternoon through Monday morning experience will feature an all-inclusive Norwegian Cruise Line cruise on the luxurious Sky from Miami, a 3+mile/15+ obstacle Spartan Sprint on a private island in the Bahamas’ Great Stirrup Cay, live music, dancing, all meals, and what’s considered best of all: a $50,000 prize pool for Elite racers.” And that is not all. “The ocean-side course will be hosted by Spartan founder Joe De Sena who will join the estimated 2,000 race enthusiasts and their families for this first-ever totally immersive island experience.”

The Spartan Cruise winners will be selected on September 22, 2014.

But even if you strike out in the sweepstakes, you still have a chance to win a free race (open heat), anywhere in the USA, here. Just comment “enter me” or some such below, for your chance to win a free Spartan Race! The winner will be announced on September 5th, 2014. And who knows, you could win both. :)

Can’t wait till you win a free race? You’re in luck. Use the code: SPARTANBLOGGER and you will receive a 10% discount off any Spartan Race.

You may be one of the champions who will represent the USA at the Spartan Race World Championship. The 2014 Spartan Race World Championship Race will take place in Killington, Vermont, on September 20, 2014 and will be broadcast on NBC November 16, 2014.



Going Green Is So Much Simpler Than Most People Think

go-greenBy Collin Rojas

An increasing number of people are now wanting to do their part to save the planet due to the worsening problems caused by global warming. Unfortunately, numerous people assume that going green is costly and time consuming. Read on to discover several immediate things you can do to get on on the path to living green.

Recycling is the top way to start. A lot of people continue to place glass and aluminum items in their normal garbage even though recycling is not that hard to do today. In the US, it’s not hard to locate a trash service that offers glass and aluminum recycling choices. Many people still continue to discard these items even though recycling bins are not hard to find. It merely takes a few minutes to wash off the cans and bottles before placing them into the recycle bin.
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Natural Way to Get Rid of Parasites

parasites2By Raj Kumar

Parasites do not belong to bacteria or virus. They are live and quite bigger than bacteria or virus. However, parasites and worms can bring you a big health problem. Such parasites occur generally during the summer months and can affect various human organs such as stomach, colons, liver, kidney, bloods and in some bad case, even the brain. Parasites rest inside those organs and feed themselves with the food you eat or the blood you have. They initially may not produce any symptoms but later on, they can suck up your energy levels and can make organs weaker and luckily, there is a natural way to get rid of parasites in every folk medical science.

Parasites – threats to internal organs

Human parasite and worm is nowadays, upcoming health ailment in all societies. Parasites’ infestation could be primarily due to many diseases, illness and infections. Intestinal parasites can be cleansed off in very effective manner with the help of some natural therapies. Parasites, especially intestinal parasites are generally caused by two main types namely; protozoa or helminths.

Common symptoms of parasite infestation include diarrhea, flatulance or bloating, vomiting or nausea, abdominal pain, disturbed digestion and fatigue or weakness. In children, significant weight loss without any other symptoms indicates worms or parasites’ infestation. They also produce typical symptoms such as itching around anus, redness around anus, polyphagia (over eating, excess hunger) etc.

Natural way to get rid of parasites

Colon cleansing is the most effective treatment for intestinal cleansing that can get all the parasites out of the body. Generally such cleansing includes the use of a high fiber or roughage diet and supplements like Psyllium husks, citrus pectin, garlic, pumpkin (preferably seeds), ripe papaya’s extract, activated charcoal, roots of the beets and/or linseeds. However, there is no clinical data or laboratory researches favoring these all as anti-parasite treatment but they are very effective since they are still prescribed in alternative medicines.

Garlic and ginger have been found very effective in Ascaris (roundworm), Giardia lamblia, Plasmodium, and Leishmania infestations. One can go for any formula containing garlic or can eat raw garlic pods. Another colon cleansing herb includes goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis). The herb has been prescribed historically for worms’ infestations and also to cure infections of the mucous membranes present in various human tracts such as respiratory, gastrointestinal etc. Black walnut is another safe and effective remedy for cleansing the colon and to treat parasites. Black walnut’s unripe hulls’ juice is used to treat various parasites. As said before, pumpkin seeds (Curcubita pepo) are considered to be very beneficial in treating tapeworms and roundworms.

Some of the folk medicinal science such as Ayurveda believes that Neem is the best herb for treating worms or parasites in any herbal science. Simple decoction of the Neem leaves taken early in the morning for about 15-30 days can kill all the parasites present in the intestines. This is because Neem contains some volatile substances that are good for human intestines but poisonous to the parasites.

How Cannabis Helps PTSD


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By Amber Roundtree

Many people living in cities such as Tampa, Orlando, and Miami today are suffering from some degree of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), which is seriously and negatively affecting their lives. While most associate PTSD with people returning home from war, people who suffer through many other types of tremendous mental and physical stresses can develop it as well, and doctors are really still struggling to get a handle on the disorder. No matter what the root cause of someone’s PTSD might be, they need to have help in getting their disorder to a level they can manage, so they can live a normal life. Some feel that medical marijuana could be the answer here, as it is with so many other types of medical issues today.

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The Health Benefits Of Omega-3

omega-3-3By Tommy David

They are called essential fatty acids (EFAs) because the body cannot make them, but they are absolutely vital for normal growth and development. These fats must be supplied by the diet. People living in modern westernised countries eat up to 30 times more omega-6 and omega-9 than omega-3 fatty acids, resulting in a widespread, relative deficiency of omega-3 fats.

Excess omega-6 fatty acids create inflammation that results in allergic and inflammatory disorders and make the body more prone to heart attacks, strokes, and cancer. Diets rich in omega-3 acids and/or omega-3 supplements can restore the balance and prevent, and possibly reverse, these disease processes.

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Glucose, Starvation and Critical Illness | Extolerant


by Adi Mehta (International Journal for Diabetes in Developing Countries, Vol. 18, 1998)


The pathophysiology of glucose metabolism in critical illness is a complex spectrum ranging from protein calorie malnutrition and starvation of the one hand, to a hypermetabolic response engendered by injury, inflammation and infection on the other. In their pure state, the two can exhibit almost diametrically opposite pathophysiological changes. An understanding of the hormonal, cytokine and growth factor changes occurring in these two states is crucial for the appropriate assessment and management of the patient with a critical illness. … (cont’d)

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5 Best Fruits and Vegetables for Weight Loss

Spinach-and-BroccoliBy Jon Allo

Different foods help our bodies to grow, to heal, and to keep the immune system running properly but what are the best fruits and vegetables for weight loss? It’s really important to eat healthily, so let’s look at five of the best fruits and vegetables for weight loss and good health to include in your diet.

1. Broccoli.

The best vegetables to eat to lose weight are the cruciferous family of vegetables and broccoli is definitely one of the most nutrient-rich of these vegetables. Broccoli contains nutrients that help counteract other food elements that trigger the body to deposit fat in the stomach area.

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