BLOG 13 "Chronic Inflammation: Body on Fire"

BLOG 13 "Chronic Inflammation: Body on Fire"

Journey To Total HealthBy Jesi MandagaranChronic Inflammation- Inflamma (Latin); fire. Chronic- long period of time and/or reoccurring.Eating junk foods (processed and high GI/GL foods) = High Blood Sugar Levels = High Insulin Levels = Sedentary Lifestyle = Leaky Gut = CHRONIC INFLAMMATION = Over weight = Obesity = Type II Diabetes = Heart Attacks = Autoimmune Disease = CANCER = Arthritis = Dimentia = other chronic diseases&he…

Blog 12: The GI+GL Love Story

Blog 12: The GI+GL Love Story

Journey To Total HealthBy Jesi Mandagaran      Following upon my previous blog with all of its light shining on the Glycemic index, I now bring you it’s complicated lover, the Glycemic Load. The GI + the GL make for one heck of a power couple.       Imagine this, you walk up to a table decorated by a red and white checkered table cloth. And on that table is 1 cup of delicious cubed watermelon and on the opposite end of the table is a medium blueberry muff…

BLOG 11 "The GI+the Keto: The Dark Knight"

BLOG 11 "The GI+the Keto: The Dark Knight"

“GI & the Keto: The Dark Knight”By Jesi Mandagaran      Well, here it is. The time has come to unveil some Nutrition truths. Thanks to the internet we have unlimited access to Nutrition information, a lot of things but specifically we are focusing on Nutrition, and it is at the touch of our finger tips.

BLOG 10 "MIND…Blown: MENTAL HEALTH"

BLOG 10 "MIND…Blown: MENTAL HEALTH"

“MIND…Blown: UP YOUR MENTAL HEALTH”By Jesi Mandagaran      If you can recall from Carl Jung’s 5 Elements of Happiness from my first blog (Journey To Total Health), MENTAL HEALTH is number one, right next to physical health. Sure, a physically healthy body is a major player in health but mental health is the real hero. Why?

BLOG 9.0 "New Year, New You Pep-Talk"

BLOG 9.0 "New Year, New You Pep-Talk"

“New Year, New You Pep-Talk”By Jesi Mandagaran        The ‘New Year, New You’ has arrived. It is the most highly inspired time of the year for change. People by the dozens commit to the gym and to the newest diet trends, only to fizzle out by mid February.

BLOG 8.0: ALL HAIL THE CROSSFIT FAMILY

BLOG 8.0: ALL HAIL THE CROSSFIT FAMILY

       Why is it that the CrossFit community seems like such a snobby cult? And what is about CrossFit that makes me people commit for the long haul?        Allow me to start with a quote from our WOD Father, “The magic is in the movement, the art is in the programming, the science is in the explanation and the fun is in the community.” [WODFather- Greg Glassman, CEO & Founder of CrossFit]       Well, we’d have to …

BLOG 7.0 "NO STRESS BRUH."

BLOG 7.0 "NO STRESS BRUH."

No Stress Bruh.By: Jesi Mandagaran       Stress wasn’t really on deck for Blog Topics this week but it was quickly plucked from the bench after some light doses of my own circumstances. Nothing major, just enough to make my scalp tender-red from anxious nail scratching. It is no secret, life can get a little chaotic, from serious life-alternating situations to small daily irritating ones.

BLOG 6.0 Kids Health: Our Little Super Heroes

BLOG 6.0 Kids Health: Our Little Super Heroes

By Coach Marcel Mandagaran       I am seeing a very scary and serious trend with our youth these days. They just aren’t moving anymore. What happened to the good old days when you could just jump on a bike a ride across town to see your best friend or pick up a landline, call your buddies and meet up at the park to play some B-Ball?

5.0 "NUTRITION OWNS THE THRONE"

5.0 "NUTRITION OWNS THE THRONE"

By: Jesi Mandagaran       Last but not least, the subcategory of the trinity model from Blog 2.0, “Let’s Get Physical”: NUTRITION. Hubba-Hubba. The most unfavorable answer by those who seek fitness results. Spoil alert, trainers do not have the magical Insta-quick-fix-pill to give out and neither does medicine.

BLOG 4.0 "WHY THE INTENSITY?!"

Journey to Total Health 4.0“Why the Intensity!?” By: Jesi Mandagaran     Before I go on a passionate rant about the INTENSE EXERCISE topic, it will be worth noting, again, that well over 70% of deaths here in America are due to chronic diseases. And relying on eleventeen different medications to keep you alive isn’t quite thriving and jiving. So, it’s safe to say we have bigger problems than being concerned with how to train our bi’s and tri’s correctly.