Posts Tagged nutrition

ZMA – Are you wasting your money?

ZMA, Zinc Magnesium Aspartate, is a dietary supplement which has been on the market for several years now.  Though it was invited by Victore Conte of Balco infamy, ZMA is still a popular supplement choice for bodybuilders and anyone who engages in resistance training.

ZMA is marketed as a product that helps to boost your testosterone levels and to help increase muscle mass.  In the past, companies marketed the product as ‘clinically proven’ based on an abstract presented several years ago.

Why are you buying ZMA?

Since then, there have only been a small number of studies on this product.  Unfortunately, these studies have found that ZMA supplementation neither helps increase testosterone levels nor muscle mass which raises the question of why fitness enthusiasts are still buying this product.

Does ZMA work?

For more information to address the qustions, Does ZMA work?, follow the link!


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How to shrink an enlarged prostate?

Benign prostate hyperplasia is an increasingly common concern among our aging population.  It’s so common, in fact, that it’s almost considered a ‘normal’ part of aging itself.

For those who suffer from benign prostate hyperplasia or benign prostate hypertrophy as it’s alternately referred to, there are several treatment options to shrink or reduce the size of your prostate gland.

To start with, you should always consult the advice of your physician.  There are a number of effective medications available to shrink your prostate.  In addition, there are some natural treatment options which are considered to be effective including saw palmetto extract.

A recent study by researchers in Italy have found the herbal preparation, Pluvio® to be an effective option for reducing the lower urinary tract symptoms often associated with BPH [1].  Pluvio® is a novel combination of plant extracts including avocado and soy oil in addition to Urtica Dioica.


  1. Urologia. 2010 Oct 2;77(3):180-186.

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New location for Physical fitness made simple

Editor note:  I’m not DR!

Physical fitness made simple has moved (again) to a new location.  You can continue reading fitness, nutrition, and exercise tips at the new website, Health Habits:  fitness blog.

For other health and fitness information, you can also visit Hive Health Media.

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Physical fitness made simple has moved!

Hey everyone,

I have recently decided to transfer the content of my fitness site ( and my diet/nutrition site ( to my new blog:

I was getting a lot of questions on topics other than diet and fitness training. With a more general health blog, I can focus on topics not specifically exercise or diet.

I hope everyone enjoys


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