As a father of not one but TWO sets of twins under the age of ten it is important to find something that we all can enjoy and accomplish when we are in the great out of doors. We as a family of 6 make the trip to Yosemite National Park every year. We have whittled them down to a top three must do events each time we head to camp in the valley. Continue reading
If you needed to take your car to be fixed would you rather take it to a factory trained mechanic or a guy you know that has read a lot about cars? That is how stark the difference is between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist. The problem is that many people don’t know that there is a difference. In a recent podcast I spoke to Michele Manarino RD MS about this. I was really surprised to find this out and I wonder how many people get substandard advice form Nutritionists. Here is what you need to know about the differences between Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists. [audio http://media.signalleaf.com/The-Prepared-Idiot/53c76edbd92a110200b3677a/food-ep-18.mp3] Continue reading
When I first started looking into how to find gold I assumed that all of the gold that was there to be found already had been. As it turns out, I was wrong. Really wrong. Less than 10% of all of the world’s gold has been extracted from the earth. That is great news for those of us that still want a chance to go out and find our share. Continue reading
My high school football coach once told me that “Proper Preparation Prevents a Piss Poor Performance.” I have found that there is no worse feeling than getting to the transition set up for a race and realizing that you have forgotten something. Here at the Prepared Idiot we want to help you avoid that feeling as much as possible so here is a list of things you might want to bring to starting line of a triathlon. Continue reading
Do you have stuff lying around that you haven’t looked at or touched in the last six months? Do you want to make a few extra bucks? My family and I had a garage sale this last weekend and as I was negotiating with strangers for cash in exchange for my old junk one thing kept running around in my mind. How can I do this better? As soon as the last customer was gone I spoke to all of my friends and family that I know to be garage sale veterans. Here are the 5 most common things that I learned for you so that you don’t have to look like an “Idiot” the next time you want to have a garage sale. Continue reading
American diets and weight loss fads tend to center around subtracting food options form our personal menus. Taking away whole food groups might help you lose weight in the short term but often lack all of the health benefits that you receive by eating a well balanced diet. So why not start down the path to a healthy life style by adding good antioxidant rich cancer fighting foods instead of subtracting whole food groups form your menu.
I recently had a discussion with Registered Dietitian Michele Manarino (R.D., M.S.) about what five foods Americans should add to there diets that they might not be eating now.
I love when weird stuff works!
Since Summer has finally arrived and the watermelon can most likely be found in your supermarket again, why not find out what this red deliciousness can do for you athletic performance!
Now, I hear you wonder “Did he just mention ‘watermelon‘ and ‘athletic perfromance‘ in one sentence?”
Well, you can be sure I did! Turns out that that big green ball you buy in the supermarket to serve with your summer cocktail isn’t only a delicious fruit but also helps you to recover from your hard workouts! Let’s dig deeper shall we?
Run your way to the finish with watermelon!
It’s very simple. A study published in the ”Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” states that watermelon is such a great food for athletes because it contains L-Citrulline.
L-Citrulline is an acid that helps speed up your recovery within the first…
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There is a great difference between wet and dry prospecting.
Wet prospecting is by far the more useful and the one which will provide the most frequent discoveries this is because you get a much better separation rate of gold from gravel when wet and sent through a sluice box and subsequent sieve or series of sieves. However, this separation rate is much, much lower when dry and the likelihood of expelling gold with your sand or gravel is greatly increased. Continue reading