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"Whenever the flesh connects with this so-called elastic fibre, it acts as a muscle. We have muscles from the top of our head all the way down to our toes. We have scalp muscles and muscles that move forwards and backwards. Remember that bones never move on their own ?it is the muscle that moves the bone. Even the involuntary nervous system should be included here, as muscles become impaired and must be treated. Muscular fibre connects with the lymphatic system, then again with the arteries and so we can go on. This explains why it is so important that the muscles are adequately nourished."
- Jan De Vries, Life Without Arthritis: The Maori Way (Get the book.)

"Muscles are your calorie burners. muscle cells just eat them up. So you want to keep your shoulder and thigh muscles strong. How do you do that? Any kind of regular movement helps—even walking, because walking does not just move your feet. It uses all your leg muscles. Your torso moves with every step and your arms move actively from the shoulders. Your neck muscles work to keep your head in balance, toning themselves in the process. The largest muscles of the body are in your legs. Starting at your buttocks, your leg muscles move your thigh backward, forward, and out to the side."
- Neal Barnard, M.D., Eat Right, Live Longer: Using the Natural Power of Foods to Age-Proof Your Body (Get the book.)

"Another example of normal, aerobic cells of the body turning to anaerobic functioning under adverse conditions is seen with muscle cells. When we exercise so strenuously that the supply of oxygen to our muscles is not sufficient for normal functioning, then our muscle cells switch to anaerobic functioning. This involves utilizing glucose for energy, instead of oxygen, and it results in the production of lactic acid —just as in cancer cells. It is largely this production of lactic acid in the muscles that causes muscle soreness after strenuous exercise."
- Tanya Harter Pierce, Outsmart Your Cancer: Alternative Non-Toxic Treatments That Work (Get the book.)

"Progressive muscle Relaxation Muscles that tense up in response to anxiety often don't fully relax even after the stress is gone. When someone is in a state of chronic stress, these muscles remain constantly tight. There is a powerful and effective technique to relax the muscles by successive tensing and relaxing of the voluntary muscles in an orderly sequence until all the main muscle groups of the body are relaxed."
- James F. Durante, Cheryl L. Durante, John G., M.D. Furiasse, The Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome / Dysautonomia Survival Guide (Get the book.)

"Each block is actually a contraction, a tightening, a locking of some muscle or group of muscles. Some group of skeletal muscles, that is, and every skeletal muscle is under voluntary control. The same voluntary muscles you use to move an arm, to chew, to walk, to jump, to make a fist, or to kick—just these same muscles are operating in every body block. But that means that these blocks are not—indeed, they physically cannot be—involuntary. They do not happen to us. They are and must be something we are actively doing to ourselves."
- Ken Wilber, The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader (Get the book.)

"There is a powerful and effective technique to relax the muscles by successive tensing and relaxing of the voluntary muscles in an orderly sequence until all the main muscle groups of the body are relaxed. By using progressive muscle relaxation you can learn to recognize the difference between how your muscles feel when they are tensed or relaxed and you can learn how to release the tension before it manifests itself into a headache or backache."
- James F. Durante, Cheryl L. Durante, John G., M.D. Furiasse, The Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome / Dysautonomia Survival Guide (Get the book.)

"Some group of skeletal muscles, that is, and every skeletal muscle is under voluntary control. The same voluntary muscles you use to move an arm, to chew, to walk, to jump, to make a fist, or to kick—just these same muscles are operating in every body block. But that means that these blocks are not—indeed, they physically cannot be—involuntary. They do not happen to us. They are and must be something we are actively doing to ourselves. In short, we have deliberately, intentionally, and voluntarily created these blocks, since they consist solely of voluntary muscles."
- Ken Wilber, The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader (Get the book.)

"When we exercise so strenuously that the supply of oxygen to our muscles is not sufficient for normal functioning, then our muscle cells switch to anaerobic functioning. This involves utilizing glucose for energy, instead of oxygen, and it results in the production of lactic acid —just as in cancer cells. It is largely this production of lactic acid in the muscles that causes muscle soreness after strenuous exercise. Thus, the low-oxygen content of overly acidic bodies is an important cancer-contributing factor."
- Tanya Harter Pierce, Outsmart Your Cancer: Alternative Non-Toxic Treatments That Work (Get the book.)

"You breathe in when you're relaxing the muscle and thrust the breath out when you contract the muscle to raise the dumbbell. Consequently, you super-charge that bicep with energy. Any weightlifter will tell you that doing bicep curls with this method is dramatically better than what you can achieve without it. The method is easy. You can practice it now as you read these instructions. First, draw in a breath. As you do, put your awareness at the base of your head and imagine energy flowing inward."
- Rick Levy and Lou Aronica, Miraculous Health: How to Heal Your Body by Unleashing the Hidden Power of Your Mind (Get the book.)

"The muscle cells in a fish are not very different from the muscle cells in you or me. What has evolved is the way the cells are organized. This can change more easily and more quickly than the biological structure of the cells themselves. The result was another speeding up of development. The awe-inspiring diversity of species that we see on Earth today evolved in just the last tenth of Earth's history. From Senses to Brains As time went on, organs appeared that, in addition to processing energy and matter, could also process information."
- Peter Russell, Waking Up In Time: Finding Inner Peace In Times of Accelerating Change (Get the book.)

"This increase in muscle tension specifically relates to the large muscles of the jaw, which have been effectively ordered to stay tight and in tension. They obey the order, triggering the habit of clenching and grinding. This increases the pressure in the jaw/muscle system and increases the pressure on all the dssues in the mouth, including teeth and gums. The increases in pressure will be in both the amount of force generated (strength) and in the length of time for which the force is applied. Simply put, we will exert greater pressure on the system and for longer periods of time."
- Philip Christie, Something to Chew On: A Mouth Map to Health (Get the book.)

"You breathe in when you're relaxing the muscle and thrust the breath out when you contract the muscle to raise the dumbbell. Consequently, you super-charge that bicep with energy. Any weightlifter will tell you that doing bicep curls with this method is dramatically better than what you can achieve without it. The method is easy. You can practice it now as you read these instructions. First, draw in a breath. As you do, put your awareness at the base of your head and imagine energy flowing inward."
- Rick Levy and Lou Aronica, Miraculous Health: How to Heal Your Body by Unleashing the Hidden Power of Your Mind (Get the book.)

"The band around her head picks up the electrical nerve activity on the frontalis muscle (a bandlike muscle running across the forehead). Electrical energy is measured with sensitive instruments then 'feedback' to the feedback device so the person can see when his frontalis is relaxed or tense. With practice, he or she can learn the 'feeling of relaxation' and promote the state at will." © Bettmann/Corbis to red, indicating maximum tension. As he learned to relax, the lights changed one by one until they were solid green."
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"Active Hi Placebo Improved muscle strength Lessened achy muscles Appendix B Neurotransmitter Supplement Lozenges—CraniYums book regarding "neurotransmitter supplement lozenges" was carried out using a product called CraniYums Diet Support. Each lozenge contains 80 milligrams of 5-HTP and 160 milligrams of tyrosine. In addition, another product called CraniYums PM Craving Control was developed with just 40 milligrams of 5-HTP and no tyrosine. This is for the additional serotonin boost that you may need in the afternoon or evening, without any tyrosine."
- Cheryle Hart, M.D., and Mary Kay Grossman, RD, The Feel-Good Diet (Get the book.)

"Resistance exercise—such as lifting weights, pulling against elastic bands, or doing circuit training—builds muscle. Each pound of muscle you build through weight training burns roughly 30 to 50 calories a day, every day. That's right; when you build muscle by working out a few times a week, you burn more calories in your sleep! That's quite a return on investment. It's never too soon to begin being active, but it's never too late either. Studies of people well into their eighties show clear benefits of physical activity. Start slowly, giving yourself a chance to acclimate."
- David L. Katz, Catherine S. Katz, Dr. David Katz's Flavor-Full Diet: Use Your Tastebuds to Lose Pounds and Inches with this Scientifically Proven Plan (Get the book.)

"From then on, evolution was not limited to the creation of new species of cells. The muscle cells in a fish are not very different from the muscle cells in you or me. What has evolved is the way the cells are organized. This can change more easily and more quickly than the biological structure of the cells themselves. The result was another speeding up of development. The awe-inspiring diversity of species that we see on Earth today evolved in just the last tenth of Earth's history."
- Peter Russell, Waking Up In Time: Finding Inner Peace In Times of Accelerating Change (Get the book.)

"All smiles involve the zygomaticus major, the muscle on each side of our faces that raises our lip corners. Non-enjoyment smiles stop there. They do not also involve the orbicularis oculi, the muscle that circles each of our eyes, which, when contracted, lifts our cheeks and creates crow's feet. It turns out that this signature action around the eyes reveals whether people really feel the positivity that they convey. This means that non-enjoyment smiles are essentially insincere positivity."
- Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"In 1908 Jacobson, a physician who taught at Harvard, observed that strong mental or emotional stimuli affect the contraction of the skeletal muscles as well as the smooth muscle in the body's internal organs. Angry words or loud noises may make us furrow our brows and/or contract the muscles in our intestines. Jacobson reasoned that if we could learn to relax the skeletal muscles consciously, the smooth muscles of the internal organs, which are under control of the autonomic nervous system, would relax along with them."
- James S. Gordon, M.D., Manifesto for a New Medicine: Your Guide to Healing Partnerships and the Wise Use of Alternative Therapies (Get the book.)

"These were depressed mood, fatigue, low motivation, poor focus, poor muscle strength or feeling weak, anxiety or worry, fearfulness, PMS-related moodiness, irritability, anger, chronic pain, achy muscles, sleep problems, cravings in the afternoon or evening, eating large food portions, feeling not satisfied after eating, thinking about food often, and craving chocolate, caffeine, nicotine, starchy foods, sweets, or alcohol. Discussion of Study Results There were originally eight participants in each group of either active ingredients or the placebo lozenges."
- Cheryle Hart, M.D., and Mary Kay Grossman, RD, The Feel-Good Diet (Get the book.)

"And whey protein, out of all proteins, increases skeletal muscle growth best. HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV): Impressive data exist demonstrating a positive role for whey protein in boosting immune function and aiding in muscle-mass preservation and improving strength in women diagnosed with HIV. Tips for Using Whey SELECTION AND STORAGE: • Choose non-denatured, ion-exchanged, or microfiltered. • Store container in a cool, dry place. PREPARATION AND SERVING SUGGESTIONS: • Many of the non-denatured forms of whey protein often create foam if mixed too rigorously."
- David W. Grotto, RD, LDN, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life! (Get the book.)

"Violent muscle spasm in one or more muscles brought on by interference with circulation to the part. Cramp is caused by one of the following: overuse; excessive jarring or tearing of muscles; poor circulation, resulting in inability to deliver essential nutrients (especially Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamins) to the body. This is especially common during pregnancy. DESCRIPTION Muscle knots and shortens, causing sharp, grabbing pain and stiffness. muscle cannot be used during spasm. Cramps are often worse in the afternoon, in hot weather, or during sleep. With internal cramps (e.g."
- Frances Darragh and Louise Darragh Law, Healing Your Child: An A-Z Guide to Using Natural Remedies (Get the book.)

"The usual muscle pain and soreness that persist for a day or two, or even three, were gone. He was no longer fatigued in the days after a hard workout. He was convinced! In his cardiology practice, he offers patients an enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) program, a noninvasive method that restores the flow of oxygenated blood in patients with recurrent or inoperable coronary artery disease (more about this method in chapter 12). Before D-ribose, most of the patients on EECP experienced good improvement. After adding D-ribose, improvement made a quantum leap to great."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"Such near-work conditions, over time, may lead to a "spasm of accommodation," where the ciliary muscle is in a state of chronic contraction, thus creating pseudomyopia or transient myopia. Over time it usually gets worse and steady (it becomes an axial lengthening of the ocular globe). This result has its equivalent physiological explanation and is one of the ascertained causes for myopia development: a prolonged state of hyperopic defocus. According to the theory of defocus, the retina is subjected to repeated adaptations, depending on the position of focus."
- David De Angelis, The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness (Get the book.)

"Heart, skeletal muscle, brain, and nerve tissue can only make enough D-ribose to manage their day-to-day needs when their cells are not stressed. Unfortunately, these cells lack the metabolic machinery to make D-ribose quickly when they come under metabolic stress such as blood and oxygen deprivation (ischemia). When oxygen or blood flow deficits are chronic, as in heart disease, tissues can never make enough D-ribose. Cellular energy levels become depleted. D-ribose is the only compound used by the human body to replenish the diminished ATP energy stores. The Doctor as Guinea Pig When Dr."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"Cardiac muscle cells work nonstop to fuel an organ that pumps sixty to a hundred times a minute, twenty-four hours a day, for years and years. This constant energy demand makes the heart especially vulnerable to even subtle deficiencies of the raw materials contributing to ATP generation. In metabolic cardiology, we encourage the heart's enzymatic energy reactions in a preferential direction as opposed to the pharmaceutical approach that blocks enzymatic reactions. We do it with CoQIO, L-carnitine, and D-ribose. They feed the enzymatic production of ATP in the mitochondria."

- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"My joints definitely started to feel better, but after drinking the distilled water for a while, I started to feel twitching in my muscles and I was getting muscle cramps when I worked out at the gym. I also noticed that the vibrancy in my overall energy started to diminish. What was I missing? Distilled water was the cleanest and purest water in the world. However, because it was biologically dead, with the potential to usher toxins and minerals out of the body, I was experiencing mineral deficiencies. How would I replace those missing minerals and still drink pure water? I studied Dr."
- Timothy Brantley, The Cure: Heal Your Body, Save Your Life (Get the book.)

"From my long, personal experience and in my opinion, simple muscular relaxation isn't enough to alleviate completely the chronic muscular tension of an overcontracted muscle. It is necessary to restore the physiological muscular qualities like strength and flexibility. In such a sense, you can train doing the exercises of pure muscular work like active static stretching: simple, but very efficacious exercises for decreasing muscular tension and for better centralization."
- David De Angelis, The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness (Get the book.)

"Denver, Colorado, a leading expert in applied kinesiology, says, "Because of the close clinical relationship between specific muscle dysfunction and related organ or gland dysfunction, applied Kinesiology can identify and treat a wide variety of health problems, whether they originate in a muscle, gland, or organ." Test Results Food Group A (Standard American Diet). All general body points continually fluctuated and progressively weakened depending on the severity of the amount of refined sugar and processed flour products and drinks consumed."
- Timothy Brantley, The Cure: Heal Your Body, Save Your Life (Get the book.)

"Thyroid Waking unrefreshed with puffy lids, muscle aches, tendency to snore; waking frequently. Growth Hormone Need for more than nine hours of sleep to get any rest, wake feeling exhausted; sleep is light and unrefreshing even if sleeping throughout the night. Low Energy Being tired a lot is not normal, but it is very common. Studies show that not having enough energy to do what you want to do is one of the top ten reasons that people go to a doctor."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

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