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Orphanage Fundraiser Jaipur, India

By on September 3, 2016

I have a little over a month left in LA before I go on my next adventure.

As life continues to unfold for me – my plan is to head to Jaipur – India this winter working at an orphanage for 6 – 7 months.

I am currently trying to raise funds to help provide for the children – money raised will contribute to medical expenses, food, clean water, shelter and clothing for those most in need. If this is something you might be interested in contributing towards – all donations are welcome and no amount is too small – I would be most grateful.
As well as donations I welcome any great ideas to raise funds or wisdom you may have as i truly am looking to make the most of this endeavor.

My long term goal in the coming years once I have mastered culture language and the true needs of the locals is to build my very own orphanage.

Along with excitement I have some natural fear of the unknown but I trust in God and the greater purpose of life.

I know In this day and age we are being pulled in so many directions being asked for donations and money here there and everywhere – which makes it difficult to help and say yes to every cause that comes our way. 
If this is something that speaks to you and you can and want to contribute any funds to I would be most grateful.

www.youcaring.com/joeyrubino 


Fundraising is so new to me and if I’m honest I’m not very good at it and I certainly don’t like asking people for help – I just want to be out on the field making a difference.

That being said – I am just waiting to rent out my condo and have my car lease taken over and then I’m ready to head off – I am hoping to leave the US by October 12th, spend some quality time in London with family and then out on my venture. 

I will be posting videos and blogs of my journey in social media and hope you will enjoy following my progress on this path.

www.youcaring.com/joeyrubino 


Natural Remedies for Depression

By on August 1, 2016

We all have those days. The mornings you just don’t want to get out of bed. You have no motivation and nothing sounds like fun. But when that one day turns into multiple days and then weeks, you may have depression. If this is the case, you are certainly not alone. Depression affects 8 percent of women and 4 percent of men in the U.S.One solution is to take a medication prescribed by a doctor, however, many of these are addictive and have side effects, such as insomnia, nausea or emotional numbness. So, you may want to try a natural treatment first to see if your symptoms subside.

Check out these natural treatments to stave off the blues. 

St. John’s Wort

Herbal medicine has been used for hundreds of years to treat depression and recent research is proving it to be clinically effective. St. John’s Wort, for example, has been shown to be better than a placebo and is widely prescribed in Europe for depression. In 2009, a review based on 29 international studies showed that St. John’s Wort provides fewer side effects than prescription antidepressant medications when taken by those with moderate depression.

Caution is advised with St. John’s Wort, however, as it can have negative interactions with antidepressant and antianxiety medications. So if you are already taking prescription medication, check with your doctor before taking St. John’s Wort.

SAMe

The body naturally produces a chemical called SAMe (S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine) that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression. It is produced from methionine, an amino acid that is found in every cell of the body.

In Europe, SAM-e is a prescription drug to combat depression, osteoarthritis and liver disease. In the U.S., you can find it with other over-the-counter herbal supplements. In cases of bipolar disorder (manic depression), SAMe should not be taken because it may increase episodes of mania.

Ashwagandha

Also known as Indian Cherry, Ashwagandha is an herb that has been used for centuries by Ayurvedic practitioners in India to address a variety of conditions. The key benefits of Ashwagandha are to support the thyroid and adrenal glands, which can help you adapt to stress. When used to improve symptoms of depression, this ancient herb helps to calm the central nervous system and reduce anxiety. Since it is a mild sedative, many take this supplement before going to sleep to help with depression-related insomnia.

 Yoga

If your depression is rooted in anxiety, yoga can help. Yoga has shown to reduce the stress hormone cortisol and increase feelings of peace and well-being. Through the yoga postures and breathing techniques, awareness is increased and your mind is brought into the present moment. This helps to calm the worrying mind and create a feeling of ease with whatever situation is causing the anxiety. Yoga also increases the connection between mind and body, leaving you feeling more in control of your thoughts through controlling the breath.

Fisher Wallace Stimulator

The Fisher Wallace Stimulator uses patented waveforms to gently stimulate the brain to produce serotonin and other neurochemicals responsible for healthy mood and sleep. Unlike antidepressant medication that inhibits neuronal receptors from absorbing serotonin, the Fisher Wallace Stimulator enables the brain to produce serotonin naturally while improving the brain’s ability to regulate the limbic system. Proven in multiple published studies, the device is cleared by the FDA to treat depression, anxiety and insomnia. During each 20-minute treatment session (once or twice a day), the device stimulates the brain to produce serotonin and norepinephrine while lowering cortisol (the stress hormone). 

Summarize 

I have seen and read several authentic reviews on these treatments, as well as my own experience in using all to help combat my own experiences with depression with great success.

Perhaps one or a combination of these treatments can help you to feel like yourself again. Good Luck!

3 Foods You Must Stop Eating in America Today

By on July 29, 2016

It has become a well-known fact that much of the food found in America is imported from China. Why would one need to buy food from China when we have so much farmland in America? It all has to do with the price, food from China is cheaper, but it comes at a cost.

Talapia

90% of tilapia in America comes from China. The fish are bottom feeders and will eat almost anything. With water pollution, the way it is in China, eating anything raised in that water would be unsafe to say the least. Plus, who knows what the fish are being fed. There is, also, one study that states tilapia is less healthy than bacon.

Cod

70% of American Cod comes from China. Yet again this is a water pollution and feeding issue. There are few restrictions in China for these types of exports.

Chicken

In 2013, the US Department of Agriculture approved the sale of chicken from China in the United States. As with fish (mentioned above) this is a pollution and feeding issue. China is commonly plagued with avian flu and other foodborne illnesses.
 If you wonder where chronic illness and cancers stem from – feeding your body toxic foods is a huge contributor.

The only way America will ever stop importing foods like these from china is if the demand is not there – this will stop if we stop buying, educate ourselves and others and try and put a stop to this greed mentality where as a nation we have put money before humanity and it’s got to stop. Capitalism trumps wellness – when the big companies know they are feeding us poison and toxic foods and have no issue in doing so – we have to take responsibility for our own choices and despite foods like these being available – not to consume them. 

It starts with you. Spend a little more money on quality food.  Eat local. Eat organic and Support healthy farming practices.

You do not have to wait for serious illness to strike for you to make the change – do it today – stay healthy, stay well.

Benefits of Fish Oils

By on October 31, 2012

I love a perfectly grilled salmon fillet. Not only is it appealing to the taste buds, it’s super healthy as well. Fish is high in Omega-3 fatty acids – essential for our bodies, but not found in many foods. So including fish oil in our diets is important. To get adequate levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, we would need to eat a lot of fish. And since we’ve all heard that there are concerns of rising mercury levels in our water supply, and therefore our fish, including a daily fish oil supplement is the way to go.

The benefits of fish oil are numerous. Softer skin and hair are changes you can see, but what’s going on inside the body is where the true benefits lie. Evidence shows that taking a fish oil supplement can be helpful for:

– Lowering blood pressure

– Lower triglyceride levels

– Prevent heart disease

– Decrease risk of stroke

– Eye health, including improving both dry eyes and macular degeneration

– Lowering high blood pressure

– Menstrual pain

– Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorger

– Kidney problems

– Weight loss

– Asthma

– lowering high cholesterol

– Depression

Thats quite a list, isn’t it? With so many potential benefits, you can see why just about everyone can benefit from taking a fish oil supplement. Check the label for specific dosing information; but studies are based on an average of 4 grams of fish oil per day.

Make sure the fish oil product you choose is from a reputable source. The finest fish oil supplements use purified oil from small fish, which have been shown to absorb less environmental toxins.

When your body is functioning at optimal levels, you can’t help but be in a better mood. Try adding fish oil to your routine for a month, i’m willing to bet you’ll find yourself happier and healthier.

 

This is another in my series of blogs for Gardenoflife.com.  You can find them here. Let me know how you are finding the benefits of fish oil.

JOEYRUBINO.COM WINTER SALE !

By on October 29, 2011

 

All Items in my Store are currently on Sale.

Stock up on all your needs today !

Affirmations Can Improve Your Life

By on June 30, 2011

How Affirmations Can Improve Your Life and Relationships

People use affirmations for different purposes. Some of us use them to program our subconscious mind to believe certain things, in order to attract and create the reality we desire. For example, some of us tell ourselves, “Every day and in every way I am getting better and better,” or, ” I love myself and attract to myself all the blessings and abundance of the universe.”

There is value in affirmations of this nature. Our subconscious mind plays a major role in the actualization of our lives and the manifestation of our desires. What we believe about ourselves at a subconscious level can have a significant impact on the outcome of events.

When we feel good about ourselves and have a positive attitude, our lives tend to run more smoothly, with fewer obstacles, less chaos and drama and greater cooperation and support from others.

When we feel bad about ourselves and have a negative attitude, we tend to resist healthy choices, engage in more risky and impulsive behaviors, behave in a variety of self-sabotaging ways and put up walls between ourselves and others.

Consequently, affirmations, which program our subconscious mind to aid us in manifesting the destiny we desire, can be very helpful. If we pick two or three and repeat each of them 10 times to ourselves (or write them down) prior to going to sleep, it can’t hurt. It can only help.

Affirmations can also be used throughout the day as reminders, in order to keep our consciousness focused on empowering messages so that we don’t derail ourselves from accomplishing our goals.

For example, if we have a problem with anger, we might affirm and remind ourselves throughout the day that we don’t need to take everything so personally, be so reactive or sweat the small stuff.

If we tend to let the external world define our happiness, we might affirm and remind ourselves throughout the day that happiness is a choice and that despite what’s going wrong in our lives, we can choose to be happy.

If we tend to be self-centered, selfish and withholding toward others, the end result being relationships that are unsatisfying and unsustainable, we might affirm and remind ourselves throughout the day to be generous in spirit, to be of service to others and to share our blessings as best we can.

Every day we are bombarded with negative messages of fear, stress and violence. Is it any wonder that we are angry, confused, depressed and demoralized? Is it any wonder that we regress to less enlightened aspects of our nature?

The point is that we don’t have to let this happen. We can neutralize the negativity that’s swirling around us and within us. We can stay empowered and not react as victims. We can keep our mind’s eye focused on right actions and worthy goals.

Consequently, we take a few moments throughout the day to affirm our ideals, to remind ourselves to stay calm and centered and to communicate effectively and compassionately with others, and to remind ourselves that negativity and fear are ideas that we need not let rule us.

When it come to fitness, when you feel your motivation start to suffer from a slump, positive affirmations will get you back on track. I find that affirmations are the fuel to get me going each and every day. I believe in these and begin each day by saying my own. Positive self-talk is vital to a healthy mind and body. To get you started, I’ve gathered 30 affirmations geared for fitness. Start today – go ahead and pick those that resinate within you.

  1. I am fit, healthy and attractive.
  2. I love and appreciate my body.
  3. I love to exercise.
  4. I am fit and healthy.
  5. I am strong and can handle anything that challenges me today.
  6. I am fit and active.
  7. I am burning fat whenever I workout.
  8. I can feel the fat burning when I jog.
  9. I enjoy my workouts.
  10. I am the greatest.
  11. I am slender.
  12. I look wonderful.
  13. I am getting stronger every day.
  14. I am flexible because I exercise.
  15. I am excited to exercise.
  16. I like the way exercise makes me feel.
  17. I am energetic.
  18. I am beautiful.
  19. I like to workout.
  20. I am healthy and fit.
  21. I am healthy and sexy.
  22. I choose to work out every day for a beautiful body.
  23. I maintain a healthy weight.
  24. I am stronger because I exercise.
  25. I take good care of myself.
  26. I am healthy and energetic.
  27. I am physically fit.
  28. I am exercising for an extra 15 minutes today.
  29. I am happy with the way exercise makes me look and feel.
  30. I am accomplishing great feats every day.

Remember to say these with conviction. You must believe they are true in order for them to work, and I know they work. Once you have reinforced yourself with positive affirmations, chart the results of that day in your journa and let me know how you get on. Cant wait to hear your stories.

Joey :0)

 

 

CHECK MY PAGE OUT ON WIKIPEDIA …

By on September 29, 2010

A Huge thank you to Katey Caswell – for creating my wikipedia page. Information is on point and feel really blessed to be a part of the wikipedia website.

You can check it out at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Rubino (or click on the Wikipedia logo to your left).

I want to thank all of my followers and supporters for all of your love and feel truly blessed to be doing what i do  –

My job is so much more with all of you being a part of it – my mission in life is to help as many people as i can –

and each and every one of you are a part of that.

Much Love to you all,

Joey   xoxo


GREEN TEA …

By on August 31, 2010

Here is the Blog I posted on Cambio www.cambio.com Just incase you haven’t read it.

Green Tea is all the rage right now—known to reduce high blood pressure and lower cholesterol, Green Tea is taking the health world by storm. It also contains four primary polypehnols which are powerful antioxidants that have been shown to fight viruses, slow aging and have a general beneficial effect on a person’s health. Not only does it contain all these valuable attributes, but it’s also known for its weight loss effects, which has been causing more and more people to start taking the supplement.

But is everything you read actually true?

To a degree—yes.

According to a study report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, scientists have found that Green Tea extract resulted in a significant increase in energy expenditure (a metabolism “boost”).

Experts have also found that the catechins, a water-soluble polypehnol and antioxidant which gives Green Tea its bitterness and astringency, helps to inhibit the movement of glucose into fat cells.

Scientists at the University of Chicago carried out experiments on rats and found that the Green Tea caused these rats to lose up to 21 percent of their body weight. Rats injected with a Green Tea extract lost their appetites and consumed between 30 and 60 percent less food after seven days of daily injections.

I would suggest 3-4 cups per day would represent an ideal dosage to harness the positive effects of green tea. If this seems like an impossible challenge to you, then Green Tea supplements are they way to go.

LOSING WEIGHT THE RIGHT WAY …

By on May 30, 2010

 

1 See your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough to begin an exercise and diet plan for weight loss. Ask if you have any health conditions like diabetes, hypoglycemia or kidney disease, which require dietary precautions. Always incorporate your doctor’s recommendations into your exercise and diet routine. Also ask your doctor what your target heart rate should be for aerobic exercise.

2 Set a weight loss goal of two pounds per week, or less if your doctor recommends slower weight loss. Your body cannot metabolize more than two pounds of its own fat per week, so weight loss beyond two pounds will represent some loss of muscle tissue, which is counterproductive to your goal of looking leaner.

3 Keep a training and diet log to track your weight loss. Your log will help you see your overall progress so that minor weight loss plateaus are not so discouraging. Also use your log to plan reasonable workouts ahead of time according to your fitness level. This will reduce the likelihood that you’ll overtrain and become injured.

4 Strength train with weights and isometric exercises to build lean muscle mass. Building muscle is the fastest route to a leaner look, and it is also key to long-lasting weight loss. Work the muscles of your legs one day and the muscles of your arms and core the next day. Repeat this pattern so that you work each muscle group three days a week, and rest one day a week. If you’re faithful to your routine, you’ll begin to see a difference in your muscle tone in about three weeks. As you lose body fat, you’ll notice definition.

5 Do aerobic exercise like walking, running, swimming, or taking dance or aerobics classes to burn calories. To lose weight fast, exercise six days per weeks, making sure you maintain your target heart rate for at least 20 minutes. Monitor your heart rate with an exercise heart rate monitor available at most sporting goods stores. Each week or two, increase your workout time by 5-minute increments until you reach a workout duration of 30 to 45 minutes. Your aerobic capacity will increase gradually; you’ll begin to notice it in about three weeks.

6 Consume 250 to 500 fewer daily calories than you need for weight maintenance. You can find calorie calculators or charts on the Internet to estimate your daily caloric needs. If you have a gym membership, they may offer body composition testing to help determine your caloric needs. If you have a medical condition affecting your metabolism, like diabetes or hypoglycemia, ask your doctor how many calories you may safely cut from your daily diet.

7 Record you daily food in your log to make sure that each calorie you consume provides maximum nutrition. Protein should make up 10% to 20% of your daily calories, depending on your age, sex, height, weight and activity level. Only 20% to 30% of your calories should come from fat, and only 10% from saturated fat. Continue to eat 5 daily servings of carbohydrates; but cut back on simple carbohydrates like sugar and refined flour bread and pasta, and eat 100% whole grain foods instead. Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Substitute fruit for deserts and vegetables for junk food snacks.

BEST BUTT & THIGH EXERCISE …

By on April 30, 2010

Best Lunges for Firm Glutes & Toned Legs

Lunges that sculpt a firm butt and lean legs are challenging, require big full body movement that burn loads of calories, and target all the little problem areas like the inner things, the saddle bags, the crease between the leg and the glutes, inside the knees, behind the knees, etc. Ordinary lunges are great but the targeted lunges below really deliver big time results fast.

Walking Lateral DB Lunge
1. Holding one dumbell between your legs take left foot and step 2-3 feet out to the left side (or the 3 o’clock position). Lean torso forward and sit the right glute back. DO NOT allow lunging knee to extend past the big toe – may cause injury.
3) Pushing off lunging foot, return to start position.
4) Remember to keep head and back in a neutral position. Reaching forward should be performed at the hips and not the low back. Shoulders, hips, and front foot should point forward at all times.
5) Watch for proper knee alignment – do not let lunging knee extend past big toe or deviate laterally or medially. Opposite leg should remain straight during lunging phase as shown.

Slideboard Bodyweight Reverse Lunge
1. Start by placing your hands on top of your head and placing one foot on the slideboard or a “val slide”.
2. Proceed to lunge by sliding your foot back until you reach full range of motion. Your front leg should be bent to about 90 degrees.
3. Return to the starting position by standing up using the front leg.
4. Repeat for the desired repetitions and then repeat with the other leg.