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Reponse to L5/S1 Disc Herniation Post on

I was reading the comments on the post at :

I wanted to respond on that site, but there is some type of  admin approval process involved.

I want to say to the folks on the forum that, after reading the comments, I have a suggestion.

Read the book:  Back Mechanic by Stuart McGill.

Based on what I was reading in the comments or the above post, many of you will have many  ‘eye openers’ when you read Dr. McGill’s book.

It has helped me tremendously.  I think it will help you all a lot too!


Dieting vs. Exercise: What matters more and how to balance it

Weight-loss has become a burning topic in today’s society. It is a well-known fact that a balance between regular exercise and healthy dieting is essential for any kind of long-term weight-loss plan. But, if you were forced into choosing just one method, would it be better to pump iron or would it be better to create a detailed dieting regiment.
One thing to keep in mind concerning exercising is that it can be very time-consuming. 20 minutes crunches session is guaranteed to burn more calories than a 10-minute jog, but can you afford to invest the extra time? The fact is if you want to burn a large number of calories, you are forced to spend a significant amount of time doing it. You also have to factor in the time you spend traveling to the gym, as well as getting cleaned up afterward.

The actual numbers

  • If you were to drink a can of soda, which contains as much as 150 calories, you would have to walk for at least 45 minutes to burn those off.
  • Now consider this: 1 pound of excess fat requires you to spend roughly 3,500 calories in order to burn it off.
  • In order to lose 1 inch of the waistline, you need a weight loss of approx. 8.5 pounds. Are you starting to get the picture?

Losing weight by picking exercise as a sole method is very time consuming, and not to mention less effective than by dieting. Time wise, you need to consider the choice: either not drink the can of soda at all, which you have to agree is much easier, or spend extra time on a treadmill to compensate. In essence, you need to burn more calories than you take in. Sounds simple enough but in reality, it means that you have to choose between a bar of chocolate and two hours of lifting weights in the gym, or not eating it all.

Various studies have shown that if we cut out processed sugar and saturated fats from our diet, we would be able to see the results of dieting a lot faster. If we were to put this into percentages, we could say it’s about 70-30 in favor of dieting.

What to do

A recent study has shown that obesity in children is not a result of a lack of exercise, but it comes down to poor diet choices. Another study which was conducted on 4000 adults has shown that minimizing the intake of calories has a greater effect on weight loss than simply exercising. But most of us have difficulties sticking to a dieting plan. Here is a thing you can do in order to find the middle.


If you have difficulties in regulating your calorie intake, try using natural supplements like this one:

And before we get into any confusion, this is not a miracle supplement, you will not lose weight miraculously from just taking it, you will not get slimmer by sitting in front of the TV and taking it, etc. Those drugs simply do not exist. Here is what this stuff is good for.
Since we are talking about picking the exercise method to lose weight, taking supplements like these will help your body function better.

It will start looking for energy stored in your fats faster than it did before. It will also help your blood cope better with the bad stuff released in the process of fat burning. Antioxidants will contribute to the general well-being and help you get rid of toxins in your body easier.

There are many other benefits of taking a supplement like this one, especially for those looking to take better care of themselves.

Taking all of this into account it is obvious that a healthy combination of dieting and regular workouts would be ideal long term. Exercising has a positive effect on the general quality of life and should be a staple for everyone who wishes to make an overall improvement in health. But, you are still much more likely to lose weight by being careful about what you eat than about how much you work out on a day by day basis. If you cannot commit to full-time dieting, consider taking small steps and start giving up foods that are really bad for you and use natural supplements to help your body cope.

-Marko Lipozencic

PS:  This post is for information purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat any form of disease, including but not limited to obesity.   Be sure to consult with your physician before changing your diet or taking up any form of exercise.

The winter is coming – protect yourself

Actually, the winter has been here for a while, but not quite. Until just a couple of days ago, the temperature didn’t reflect the date, meaning it was not as cold as it should have been. According to the weather services all around the country, that is about to change. Over the next couple of weeks, we should see a serious dip in the scales and expect heavy snowfall. I already have everything needed to combat the harshness of the cold: winter hat, gloves, and thermal boots. And thanks to my thoughtful wife, high-quality lip balm.

It may sound weird for some of out there, but I am one of those people who cannot last throughout the winter without lip balm. I spend a lot of time outdoors and without a proper protection, my lips get dry and chapped. Apart from being somewhat painful and annoying, this looks really bad and leaves a bad impression when I meet people.

The one that my wife discovered is really good and not expensive at all.

  • Beeswax
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Vitamin E Non-GMO
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Hemp Seed Oil

All of these play an active role in combating the cold and protecting your lips from its damaging effects. And of course, being all organic and natural makes it suitable for children as well. The thing that stands out to me is that this lip balm doesn’t have any unnecessary ingredients and that is really not the case with other brands. And as I tend to lose stuff anyways, getting 4 in one pack also makes this a smart purchase for me. As the matter of fact, we use to get other items as well (dental care and supplies).

Now, I wasn’t gonna write this as a sales pitch, and believe me, it isn’t. But as some of you already know, when I like something, I usually talk to other people about it. Since this is the time for sharing the love with friends and family, this is one of the rare pieces of advice that I know for sure is good and help you guys out. So until my next post, stay warm and stay protected.

-Marko Lipozencic

How Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter Caused Me To Stop Drinking Beer!

clinique-comfort-butterHere is a simple rule that will save you a lot of trouble: listen to your woman. Even a half-intelligent man knows this rule and tries to obey it more often than not. And for those of you who don’t, here are a couple of reasons why you really should. The first one is that you honestly don’t want to cause yourself too much inconvenience and friction and you should try to avoid it as much as you can. Married guys will especially appreciate this one. But the second and a more important reason is because she is probably right, most of the time. Let me share an event from my life that taught me this really valuable lesson.

The winter is upon us and I usually try to fix up those small nagging details around the house, you know, leaky roof tiles and such, before the real cold sets. To cut the story short, I worked for an entire weekend outdoors without my gloves on (because I misplaced them even though it was pointed out to me, repeatedly, where I should look for them).

As I ignored my wife’s suggestions through the entire weekend, there was already some friction between us. Naturally, as a result of my stubbornness, I ended up on a losing end of a fight and needed something to calm the situation down. To add insult to injury, I also suffered from severely dry hands, which was used multiple times to point out my poor judgment.

Well fellas, I found a perfect gift that can remedy situations like these. It can be used for any woman, regardless of the age and the nature of your relationship!

Check It Out Here

I bought my wife this cream and needless to say, it got me back on her good side. That was until I blundered again. The gift that saved me also turned out to be my doom. The new argument was completely my fault because I delivered my “expert” opinion that all these cosmetic products are just well marketed and have no real effect. I even went so far to bet my wife that these things don’t work and that if she could prove me wrong, I would stop drinking beer ’till Christmas. Well, I no longer drink beer, but on the upside, I have the loveliest hands you will ever see on a man.

Lesson learned and let me once again state the obvious: LISTEN TO YOUR WOMAN.

Marko Lipozencic


Beard Oil – A Secret To Better Shaving Exposed

If you are tired of painful shaving experiences with regular shaving cream, you probably haven’t tried beard oil yet!

When I switched from shaving cream to oil, a lot of things got better for me. I had better shaves and less irritation. I use oil from the kitchen cabinet most often. Olive oil works great.

If you haven’t tried to shave with oil instead of shaving cream you are really missing out. It’s a lot easier but there are also downsides. If I didn’t tell you about the negatives, it wouldn’t be right.
The biggest problem is that the shaving oil and facial hair clippings leave a sticky mess that has to be cleaned up. I imagine this is true for the sink as well. However, I generally shave in the shower.
Since I’m not the only person in the house, I need to clean the bathtub every time I shave or it just wouldn’t be polite to my sole roommate – who happens to be my wife.

So, be forewarned that shaving with oil is GREAT, but there is a downside. If you get a good shower cleaner it doesn’t take long to clean it all up. So, it’s really not as bad as it might have sounded.

Another trick a friend told me about is that he likes to mix several oils together and add a few drops of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is awesome by the way. It has hundreds of purposes that go far beyond a great shave! Everyone should have some tea tree oil around.

So, that’s the secret to a better shave. Use oil instead of shaving cream! You’ll be a lot happier. Once you try it, please leave your comment below and let me know how it went for you.