Sunday, April 27, 2014

Isopure Zero Carbohydrate Protein Powder

Isopure Original Zero Carb Protein Powder


Hello people!  This is the follow up to my last review or post regarding protein powders.  Since my last post, I realized that my cholesterol levels were somewhat disagreeable.  I looked at the GNC Ripped Mass protein that I was using and I learned that the cholesterol levels in the powder were aggravating my body’s natural regular creation of the plaque.  I use a lot of the powder due to the intensity of my workouts.  So, I remembered that three years ago I used to use Isopure for my protein supplement.  I use the zero carbohydrate powder so that I am not increasing or adding to my natural cholesterol production.  Therefore, I am going to stick with this protein for the foreseeable future.  I am recommending this product for this very reason.  Also, if you look at other reviews, you will see that this powder promotes healthy weight loss and the building of muscle mass.  Thus far, I have been using it for two weeks.  I will post another review in six months so that I can speak to its effectiveness.  I was quite satisfied with the GNC Ripped Mass powder so I still recommend that product to those who do not have the genetic cholesterol issues such as myself. Check out the website to look at the ingredients and the products that the company makes.  Till then, good lookin in the gym.


August 19, 2014

So, in February of 2014 I had my yearly physical.  At that point in time, I switched the protein powder from GNC Amplified Whey to the Isopure brand.  At that point in time i weighed two hundred and forty pounds.  As of now, my weight is 195.  I attribute the weight loss to the change in diet as well as the protein powder.  I use this powder twice a day.  I use it for my post workout and as my last intake for the day.  I make the shake one hour prior to bedtime. I have been able to control the snacking in between meals as well as the sugar intake in regard to drinks due to the structuring of my diet schedule as well as what food and drink I bring into my household.  So, I absolutely recommend this product.  My cholesterol levels have not increased since my last blood check and my blood pressure is normal.  So making the switch from the GNC brand to the Isopure brand was a good choice for me.  Like I said before, if you are an individual who has normal cholesterol, then  try the GNC brand.  I will say that it is effective.  However, each individual has to use what his or her body prescribes for them.  I hope that this information is helpful to those who are interested. 

Yours in training,




Nature's Best:Isopure Original

100% Whey Protein Isolate!

With 50 Grams Of Protein From 100% Whey Protein Isolate!

July 14, 2016

I have currently discontinued use of this product.  I switched back to the GNC brand of protein.  I do not like the fact that the salt intake was increased and I wasn't receiving the post recovery results that i used to get from it.  I do not know what has taken place but I need more nutrients post workout.
Yours in training, T

"Investigate the Massive Terminations of African American Teachers in U.S. Schools" by Rosita Chatonda

From Massachusetts to Michigan, from New York to New Orleans, tens of thousands of Black teachers are being "structured out" of the Education field. The Chicago Public Schools is no exemption. Over 6,000 Black teachers lost their jobs in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) between 2010 and 2013. 

In 3 years, can 6,000 educators become incompetent?  Would 6,000 educators decide to retire all at once? Since the year 2000, over 10,000 have lost their jobs.  The same is true for almost every large urban school district highly populated by African Americans. Cities like New Orleans, Detroit, Philadelphia and many more have been affected.   

Nationwide over 100,000 African American teachers have been terminated.  Massive termination of African-American teachers since the late 1990s needs an explanation. We request the following: 

  1.      An investigation into the massive terminations of African-American teachers (in Chicago and across America);
  2.         An investigation on how E3s or Corrective Actions in all states are executed;
  3.        An investigation on possible repercussions to African American teachers who advocated against the expulsions and suspensions of Black students;
  4.      An investigation on pseudo-evaluations performed on African American teachers who cared to get involved and helped students get the resources the needed;
  5.        An investigation into practices that attorneys used that are not in compliance with the law, e.g., bringing unsubstantiated charges against African American teachers;
  6.          An investigation into why thousands of African American teachers who paid union dues over several decades were unable to get due process support from our collective bargaining units.  In other words, the unions have not protected us. 

The decimation of Black teachers for the last 60 years, since the Brown vs.
Topeka Board of Education decision, is an issue that has remained silent for too long. We need an investigation and the overturn of all "suspicious" dismissals of tenured teachers and long-term staff that occurred in the past fifteen years.

Please contact the following authorities with your concerns:
  1. Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, Jr.,- 202-514-2001 
  2. United States Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan - 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)
  3. White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) David Johns - Executive Director - 202-205-9853 
  4. White House - Comments: 202-456-1111, Switchboard: 202-456-1414
  5. Click Here to sign a petition on this issue

Fox Guest Flips Out In Shock After Activist Calls Affirmative Action Ban 'Racist'


Jennifer Gratz, CEO and founder of XIV Foundation, on Sunday blasted Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor for opposing a recent Supreme Court ruling which gave states the right to ban Affirmative Action.

In a 6-2 decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved initiative banning affirmative action in Michigan, and essentially making similar bans safe in seven other states.
But Justice Sotomayor noted in her 58-page dissent that minority enrollment had decreased at Michigan’s public universities under the ban.
During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Gratz blasted Sotomayor for pointing out that racial minorities were now the only type of minorities that could lobby the university for enrollment.
She argued that the ruling was fair because whites could also not expect to be admitted based on their race.
"I think that Justice Sotomayor's dissent was unfortunate," Gratz opined. "I think that good people can disagree on this issue. I do think she took it -- the discourse -- to a level that was beyond what we've seen."

Scathing Report Finds School Privatization Hurt Poor Kids by Ruth Conniff

Gordon Lafer, a political economist and University of Oregon professor who has advised Congress, state legislatures, and the New York City mayor's office, landed at the airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this week bringing with him a briefing paper on school privatization and how it hurts poor kids.
Lafer's report, "Do Poor Kids Deserve Lower-Quality Education Than Rich Kids? Evaluating School Privatization Proposals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin," released today by the Economic Policy Institute, documents the effects of both for-profit and non-profit charter schools that are taking over struggling public schools in Milwaukee.
"I hope people connect the dots," Lafer said by phone from the Milwaukee airport.
Lafer's research, commissioned by the Economic Policy Institute to evaluate the school-privatization push in Milwaukee, is a sweeping indictment of the growing private charter school industry -- and other schemes backed by rightwing groups and big business -- that siphon public funds out of public schools and enrich corporate investors at the expense of quality education for poor children.
Milwaukee is ground zero for school privatization, having pioneered the use of publicly funded private school vouchers in 1990.
In its last session, Wisconsin legislators pushed forward bills to close low-performing public schools and replace them with less accountable, privately run enterprises. The Economic Policy Institute asked Lafer to analyze the effects of privatization on the children these schools serve.
The results are not pretty.
A popular chain of charter schools called Rocketship, which originated in California and has spread to Wisconsin, with the enthusiastic support of state legislators and the local chamber of commerce in Milwaukee, is "a low-budget operation that relies on young and inexperienced teachers rather than more veteran and expensive faculty, that reduces curriculum to a near-exclusive focus on reading and math, and that replaces teachers with online learning and digital applications for a significant portion of the day," Lafer writes.
Rocketship is a pioneer of the "blended learning" model of schools that rely heavily on computers to cut staff costs. The fastest growing, and most profitable, sector of the charter school industry is online or virtual schools, with the "blended learning" model, which combines online learning with a reduced and low-paid staff, a close second.
With no gym, art class, librarians, or significant science or social studies, Rocketship provides a stripped-down program of study with a heavy focus on standardized tests.

"The education model of the Rocketship chain of schools, a company central to the education reform push in Milwaukee, is particularly ill suited to providing the city's children with a high-quality education," Lafer found.
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Want To Stop Snoring? Here's What Works (And What Doesn't) The Huffington Post | by Sarah Klein

Long considered little more than a nuisance, snoring is no longer something to ignore -- to the delight of frustrated bed partners everywhere. To sleep physicians, snoring is a sign that something's up.
"When you are snoring, you're spending too much energy to breathe," says Dr. M. Safwan Badr, M.D., president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "Snoring is like fever for a general internist -- it tells you somethig is going on, but it doesn't tell you what."
Snoring occurs when a person's airways have narrowed, causing the air that passes through it as we breathe to vibrate the soft tissue of the throat. "In principle, snoring is not normal," he says. As a physician, he says he would want to know why that person is snoring in order to provide the best treatment, rather than have a snorer attempt to take her medical care into her own hands. "I would make sure that the body isn't telling us to look for sleep-disordered breathing or sleep apnea," he says.
During sleep apnea, snorers actually stop breathing, sometimes hundreds of times a night. It's important to receive an accurate diagnosis because of sleep apnea's many implications in other health conditions. Sleep apnea raises risk of heart attack,depression and diabetes. But even if snoring is due to a case of seasonal allergies or nasal congestion, there are treatments that can improve those conditions that only a physician would think to suggest, he says.
Still, many snorers and their aggravated bed partners are looking for a little at-home relief. Badr walked us through the options on the market that might work -- and what's not worth your time or money.

Nasal Strips
The verdict: Skip 'em. Badr says these usually don't work. A narrowing of nasal passages that's severe enough to cause snoring happens deeper than can be fixed with a sticky strip. "They may or may not affect the acoustics," he says, "but not the mechanics of the airway." In other words, a frustrated bed partner may hear quieter snoring from someone wearing a nasal strip, but "the phenomenon will not go away," he says.

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