Friday, August 29, 2014

The Top 10 Foods You Should NEVER Eat!


The Top 10 Foods That You Should NEVER Eat!


1) Canned Tomatoes
BPA is a toxic chemical linked to reproductive abnormalities, neurological effects, heightened risk of breast and prostate cancers, diabetes, heart disease and more. To avoid this hazardous chemical, avoid canned foods entirely and stick to fresh fruits and vegetables, or switch over to brands that use glass containers instead—especially for acidic foods like tomatoes.

2) Processed Meats/Industrially Produced Hamburgers
Cattle and other animals raised in filthy conditions, pumped full of growth hormones and antibiotics, and fed diets composed mostly of genetically modified corn, are three major reasons humane, grass-fed ground beef is a better alternative for your burger. While a steak or roast usually comes from a single animal, processors of ground beef combine meat from hundreds of animals. This vastly increases the risk of contamination USDA scientists have found dangerous levels of disease-causing bacteria in over 50 percent of ground beef samples they've tested. These meats also typically contain sodium nitrite and other chemical flavorings and dyes. Processed should be avoided entirely as processed meats increase your risk of cancer, and NO amount of processed meat is “safe.” Fresh organically-raised grass-fed or pastured meats, or wild caught salmon are healthier options.



3) Margarine
There are a myriad of unhealthy components to margarine and other butter impostors, including trans fats, free radicals, emulsifiers and preservatives, hexane and other toxic solvents. Raw milk butter, when made from grass-fed cows, is rich in beneficial conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is known to help fight cancer and diabetes.

4) Vegetable Oils
Vegetable oils are highly processed, and when consumed in large amounts, they distort the important omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. Vegetable oils can oxidize good cholesterol, turning it into bad cholesterol. Coconut oil is best for cooking as it is not very susceptible to heat damage. It’s also one of the most unique and beneficial fats for your body. Olive oil is easily damaged by heat and is best reserved for drizzling cold over salad.



5) Microwave Popcorn
Microwave popcorn bags are lined with PFOA, and when they are heated the compound leaches onto the popcorn. These chemicals are part of an expanding group of chemicals known to disrupt your endocrine system and affect your sex hormones. The EPA has ruled PFCs as “likely carcinogens,” and has stated that PFOA “poses developmental and reproductive risks to humans.”

6) Non-Organic Potatoes and Produce
Your best bet is to buy only organic fruits and vegetables, as synthetic agricultural chemicals are not permissible under the USDA organic rules. That said, not all conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are subjected to the same amount of pesticide load. Fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy or grow organically, include apples, cucumbers, spinach, kale and potatoes.



7) Table salt
Regular ‘table salt’ and the salt found in processed foods are NOT identical to the salt your body really needs. Table salt contains chemicals like ferrocyanide and aluminosilicate, and added iodine, while natural salt contains many naturally occurring minerals, including trace minerals like silicon, phosphorous and vanadium. My favorite is Himalayan salt, which contains about 84 trace minerals your body needs.

8) Soy Protein Isolate and other Unfermented Soy Products
Most soybeans grown in the US are genetically engineered (GE) to be “Roundup Ready.” The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which disrupts cellular function and can induce many of our modern diseases, including autism. Unfermented soy has also been linked to malnutrition, digestive distress, immune-system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders and infertility—even cancer and heart disease. The only soy with health benefits is organic soy that has been properly fermented, at which point their beneficial properties become available to your digestive system.



9) Artificial sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame can stimulate your appetite, increase carbohydrate cravings, and stimulate fat storage and weight gain. The methanol formed in aspartame can wreak havoc with sensitive proteins and DNA in your body, as humans do not have the protective mechanism that allows methanol to be broken down into harmless formic acid. Toxicology testing on animals is a flawed model, as animals have this protective mechanism while humans do not, so the results do not fully apply to people.

10) Corn
Today's corn plants are more like little pesticide factories with roots. Most of the nation's corn supply is genetically engineered to either produce its own pesticide supply within the plant or withstand heavy sprayings of chemicals, which wind up inside of the food. That's problematic not just for bees, but for people, too. I avoid corn because most is genetically modified, and on top of that, most of the seeds are treated with systemic pesticides that are killing our bees. Let's not be fooled—the sublethal effects of these pesticides also slowly impair our health.



In one way or another, corn is present in the vast majority of processed foods. From ketchup to salad dressing, and even bread, it's hard to escape corn ingredients. One to look out for? I always try to avoid foods containing high-fructose corn syrup. Not only is it unhealthy, but the pesticides used in the production of the corn is detrimental to honeybees and other pollinators.

To avoid genetically engineered corn, which has never been tested for long-term impacts on human health, choose organic or Non-GMO Verified foods.

If you think this article was useful, please share it with family and friends. 

Sending you positive energy, love, & light! :)

Mario Godiva  

Monday, August 25, 2014

PLYO DANCE™ INTERNATIONAL TRAINER CERTIFICATION and ELITE PRO TRAINING CARDIFF UK 9/21/2014



PLYO DANCE™ INTERNATIONAL TRAINER CERTIFICATION and ELITE PRO TRAINING CARDIFF UK

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2014
Steve Robinson's Boxing Gym
Unit 98, Portmanmoor Rd Industrial Estate, 
Cardiff CF24 5HB
International Trainer Certification 9am to 5pm
ELITE PRO Training 9am to 3pm 
*Rental Boots Provided with RSVP

There are 2 options for this training event that all coincide together. For the ELITE PROS (people who don't necessarily want to teach, but want to learn how to master the Self Propulsion Technique™ of Air Gliding™ to really maximize their workouts and the basics of the Plyo Dance™ format) you will be at the training from 9am to 3pm and will not partake in any testing. For all instructors, trainers, and other fitness professionals who want to be certified to teach Plyo Dance™ anywhere in the world, you will be at the certification part of the training from 9am to 5pm with exam tests commencing at the end.


 

Plyo Dance™ is an unparalleled heart pounding, leg burning, and core singeing fusion of plyometrics, core, conditioning, and dance that will incinerate fat, increase endurance, and amplify power while being low impact, knee-friendly, and shock absorbent. For more info go to >> mariogodiva.com/plyodance/index.html


Plyo Dance(TM) Training Options

Plyo Dance™ International Trainer Certification: 9am - 5pm



QUALIFICATIONS
USA:
Must have a valid nationally recognized safety certificate from AFAA, ACE, or any other nationally accredited health and fitness agency. You may still take the certification if you don't have one however you will not receive your International Diploma Certificate until you have done so within 6 months of the original training date.

International:
It is not mandatory but highly suggested for participants in a Plyo Dance™ International Trainer Certification Course to have professional certifications or licenses.   It is the responsibility of the individual to be informed of, comply with, or obtain any regulatory, tax, fitness or education requirements, qualifications, certifications or licenses needed to conduct business and teach Plyo Dance™ classes according to the laws and regulations where they conduct business or teach, or of their employer. The licenses available to you once you have attended a Plyo Dance™ International Certification Course depend upon your compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Participants of a Plyo Dance™ International Trainer Certification Receive: 
- One 60 Minute Plyo Dance™ Master Class
- Thorough workshop of Plyo Dance™ exercises, rhythms, & techniques that differentiate Plyo Dance™ from other Kangoo Jumps and rebound sport shoe fitness programs
- Self Propulsion Technique™ and Air Glide Training that will teach you how to maximize your workouts in Kangoo Jumps and other rebound sport shoes increasing your speed, jump height, control, agility, and ability to be more explosive 
- Plyo Dance™ Training Manual 
- Two 60 Min. Exclusive Music CD's for Plyo Dance™ classes 
- One Plyo Dance Episode Instructional DVD that is a full class, and Choreography notes 
- One simple class structure for your first Plyo Dance™ Class 
- Basic rules of Plyo Dance™ Training and classes 
- Teaching, Cueing, and Motivation skills 
- Written and practical test at the end of the training 
- International Diploma Certificate licensing you to teach Plyo Dance™ classes anywhere in the world valid for 1 year
- Plyo Dance™ support for helping you launch and teach successful rebound shoe classes

Plyo Dance™ International ELITE PRO Training: 9am - 3pm



Qualifications:
Must be a Plyo Dance™, Kangoo Jumps, or rebound sport shoe enthusiast who wants to learn how to master the Self Propulsion Technique™ to Air Glide™.  Mastering the technique maximizes your workout in class, improves your vertical jump height, burns the most calories, and transcends you from jumping, leaping, and hopping to air gliding, ascending, and levitating.

Participants of a Plyo Dance™ International ELITE PRO Training Receive:
- One 60 Minute Plyo Dance™ Master Class
- Thorough workshop of Plyo Dance™ exercises, rhythms, & techniques that differentiate Plyo Dance™ from other Kangoo Jumps and rebound sport shoe fitness programs
- Self Propulsion Technique™ and Air Glide™ Training that will teach you how to maximize your workouts in Kangoo Jumps and other rebound sport shoes increasing your speed, jump height, control, agility, and ability to be more explosive.
- Plyo Dance™ Training Manual
- Two 60 Min. Exclusive Music CD's for Plyo Dance™ classes
- One Plyo Dance Episode Instructional DVD that is a full class, and Choreography notes
- The confidence and skill to get the best workout out of any Plyo Dance™ or Kangoo Jumps Class
- Basic rules of Plyo Dance™ Training and classes
- One Plyo Dance Episode Instructional DVD that is a full class and Choreography notes.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mario Music Free Workout Mix Download - (Club City 100) - DJ Dave Matthias



Hey guys!


Please enjoy this AMAZING MIX to give you a little bit of energy and motivation in your workouts! I hope you enjoy! :-)


Setlist:

1. Consuelo Costin - Body Needs
2. Audien - Serotonin
3. Michael Jackson - Slave To The Rhythm
4. Dannic feat. Bright Lights - Dear Life
5. NVOY feat. Youngman - Sky High
6. Ken Roll - Twister
7. Dario Nunez, Botz & Flydrums - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
8. Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again
9. Lissat & Voltaxx - Ain't Nobody
10. tyDi feat. Dia Frampton - Stay
11. John Louis - Playa Baghdad
12. Kiesza - Hideaway
13. Guena LG & Amir Afargan feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Back 2 Paradise
14. Shakira - Dare (La La La)
15. Antoine Clamaran - Africa Couture
16. Dirty South feat. Sam Martin - Unbreakable
17. Katy Tiz - The Big Bang
18. Mike La Funk feat. Colonel Red - Wake Up
19. Manufactured Superstars feat. Jarvis Church - Stay
20. Jeremy De Koste feat. Jonny Rose - Out Of Love
21. Sander Van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS feat. Aleesia - Gold Skies
22. Rob & Jack - Shadows
23. Melanie Martinez - Dollhouse
24. Dave Matthias feat. Veronica Jensen - One More Kiss
25. Capital Cities - One Minute More
26. Helena feat. Shawnee Taylor – Levity
Wishing you happiness, joy, and laughter! :-)

M

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Mario Music Free Workout Mix Download: Top 40 Dance Mixes (August 2014) - DJ Taylor Cruz




Hey guys!

Please enjoy this AMAZING MIX from my FAVE DJ Taylor Cruz to give you a little bit of energy and motivation in your workouts! I hope you enjoy! :-)

https://soundcloud.com/djtaylorcruz/top-40-mix-august-2014


TRACKLIST
01 Disclosure - Latch ft. Sam Smith (BeatBreaker Bootleg)
02 Calvin Harris - C.U.B.A. (Original Mix)
03 Hardwell - Arcadia ft. Luciana (Original Mix)
04 Tiesto - Wasted ft. Matthew Koma (R3hab Remix)
05 Shakira - Dare (Mattias Bootleg)
06 Enrique Iglesias - Bailando ft. Sean Paul (Gregor Salto Remix)
07 Lilly Wood - Prayer in C (Stefan Dabruck Remix)
08 Sander Van Doorn - Gold skies ft. Aleesia (Original Mix)
09 David Guetta - Lovers on the sun ft. Sam Martin (Showtek Remix)
10 OneRepublic - Love runs out (APEK Remix)
11 Tiesto - Red lights (AK Bootleg)
12 Joel Fletcher & Reece Low - Back 2 front (Original Mix)
13 MAKJ - GO (Showtek Edit)

Wishing you happiness, joy, and laughter! :-)


M


Friday, August 8, 2014

I'M IN COMPLETE REMISSION!



I'm thrilled to announce that I'M IN COMPLETE REMISSION (CURED)! I officially reached complete remission (via PET-CT scan) 50 days after diagnosis! Is that a world record?!?

THANK YOU for all the love, support, and positive messages and words  you have given me during this very challenging time. It's definitely helped me TREMENDOUSLY. If you haven't already, please show me some support by going to >> http://bit.ly/godivacancerfund

I have two very aggressive chemo cycles left and then I can start officially picking up the pieces of my life and be back on my feet. What an epic journey and I'm SO GRATEFUL that I'm alive and that I have the love and support of so many wonderful and amazing people! Endless gratitude! Thank you from the bottom of my Godiva heart! <3


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Chemo Dance by Mario Godiva


THE CHEMO DANCE

The Chemo Dance is something I came up with to help cope & distract from the aches & pains of chemotherapy. The idea is that you are visualizing, dancing, & shaking the chemo/toxins out of your body. 

I want you to make your version of my Chemo Dance! It's easy, the first count of 8 is always dancing freestyle, the second count of 8 is always shaking a part of your body, & the sequence repeats. 

You can make me smile & show support for what I'm going through by making your version of my Chemo Dance with a video or taking a photo of you doing it with the hashtag #chemodance. Send them to me and I'll search for them.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all of your amazing love & support! <3 YOUR support is helping me BEAT this!

http://bit.ly/godivacancerfund #mariogodiva #godivasfight #imwinning #cancerislosing #cancer #cancersurvivor #chemotherapy #bloodcancer #letsmove #dance #toxins #exercise  #mindovermatter #chemofatigue

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mario Music Free Workout Mix Download: Top 40 Dance Mixes (July 2014) - DJ Taylor Cruz


Hey guys!

Please enjoy this AMAZING MIX from my FAVE DJ Taylor Cruz to give you a little bit of energy and motivation in your workouts! I hope you enjoy! :-)

https://soundcloud.com/djtaylorcruz/top-40-mix-july-2014


TRACKLIST:

01 Lady GaGa - G.U.Y. (Wayne G Throwback Anthem)
02 Beyoncé - Partition (Tom Stephan Remix)
03 Rita Ora - I will never let you down (DJ Escape & Tony Coluccio Main Remix)
04 Havana Brown - Warrior (Dave Aude Club Mix)
05 Imagine Dragons - Demons
06 Major Lazer - Come on to me ft. Sean Paul (Juicy M Remix)
07 Duck Sauce - NRG (Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis Remix)
08 SIGMA - Nobody to love
09 DJ Felli Fel - Have some fun ft. Pitbull, Cee-Lo, Juicy J (SJ Re-Drum)
10 Jennifer Lopez - I luh ya Papi (Durrant n More Club Mix)
11 Pitbull - We are one ft. Jennifer Lopez
12 Chromeo - Jealous (Jump Smokers Remix)

Wishing you happiness, joy, and laughter! :-)


M