Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Health Benefits of Martial Arts Programs

The benefits of learning, studying, and practicing martial arts programs extend from physical health benefits to keeping the mind sharp -- as well as inspiring patience and concentration. In fact, the mental benefits from martial arts programs may possibly be one of the most beneficial brain-training regimes one can find. 

Through a balance of patience and dexterity, martial arts programs instill a set of physical and spiritual values in the individual practicing, that drives martial artists to push the boundaries of their abilities. Often referred to as holistic exercise, karate and martial arts moves are utilized to work the human body like a machine, touching-upon every aspect of the human body -- from mind, to body, to spirit.

Elite Defense Systems, based out of Rockford, Illinois, is constantly stressing the mental and physical aspects of karate, martial arts, and other MMA styles. It is their opinion that the use of the arts (such as their Rockford Karate, Rockford Krav Maga, and other mixed martial arts programs) are not just an exercise for the muscles, or game for the mind, or a test of spirituality, but rather an all-around program that perfectly combines techniques that helps students work out every inch of an individual's body -- from flesh to soul.

To learn more about the benefits of mixed martial arts, to learn more about the individual programs that Elite Defense Systems offers, or to shop programs, visit us online at:

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Homegrown Food, A Healthy Alternative

Photo Courtesy of Texas Greenhouse

There is more and more information coming out every single day on the dangers post to our bodies and health by Genetically Modified (GM) foods. These foods are food products that have been genetically engineered to produce certain desired effects, characteristics, attributes, immunities, or other qualities. Companies, such as Monsanto, genetically engineer these crops by tampering with their genetic material in order to program the plant to grow in a certain way, be overly sufficient on certain chemicals, be resistant to certain chemicals, or otherwise. This can lead to some very dangerous side effects from consuming GM plants, side effects that are not adequately studies, warned against, or even recognized in much of the United States. In other countries, many genetically modified foods and crops have been banned outright. A few items that have been genetically engineered in the United States, and banned in other countries are:

  • Apples
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Strawberries
  • Wheat
  • Cucumbers
While each of these genetically modified crops has its own reasons for being banned, (genetically modified cucumbers have been proven to cause pubic baldness, and GM corn has been proven to cause cancer), all genetically modified foods, fruits and vegetables carry with them there own set of dangerous effects.

Again, in the United States, genetically modified foods are not banned; in-fact, our government actually gives government subsidies and tax breaks to the manufacturer of these types of food. If you are afraid to eat GM crops or foods, you should be! These are Dangerous foods!

Unfortunately, if you are living in the United States, there is only one true way to ensure that the foods you are eating have not been genetically modified, and that is to grow your own food. Though it requires a little more work, growing your own food in a small greenhouse will keep you and your family safe from literally poisoning yourselves every single day.

To learn more about how growing your own food can keep you safe, browse through greenhouse designs, or find out about pricing of greenhouses, visit Texas Greenhouse at: