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EXCLUSIVE LISTING. Presenting Lady Angel located in Turtle Bay, a highly regarded and desirable community just five minutes from famed English Harbour. This large, spacious villa built in a Caribbean style offers 6 bedrooms, a custom swimming pool, mature landscaped level lawns, and wonderful views to the western Caribbean seas. Lady Angel is ideal for those discriminating Buyers seeking a family estate property to entertain and host guests. Enjoy sophisticated, carefree outdoor living. Ideally located. A two minute walk to the Caribbean ocean to the west and Dieppe Bay beach on Falmouth Harbour to the east.
The fully furnished villa features vaulted ceilings throughout and the large open living area opens out to a covered verandah that overlooks the beautiful, large inviting lawn and mature gardens, complete with custom, free-form swimming pool. Enjoy a refreshing swim and cooling trade winds Lady Angel offers six luxury en-suite bedrooms. The Large master bedroom with king size 4 poster bed, walk-in closet is on the main level of this two level luxury home. The master bathroom has a lovely en suite bathroom with double basin sink and partially open garden shower.
Five guest bedrooms on the lower level of the home offer guests privacy and solitude with en suite baths and walkout doorways to a covered patio area. The first bedroom with a large four poster queen bed is connected to the second bedroom furnished with two twin beds. This setup is ideal for visiting guests with children. The other three lower level bedrooms all feature queen size four poster beds en suite baths.
Lady Angel is located on .3 acres within the Antigua’s historic National Park that encompasses the historic working 18th century Nelson’s Dockyard. You will be minutes away from many fine dining establishments, historic museum, shops, and entertainment venues.
Are you hungry? Really hungry? Perfect. Because now is the time to remind you that Al Porto Waterfront Italian Restaurant is serving up fresh lobster each and every Sunday evening from 6pm to 10pm. All the lobster served is fresh out of local Caribbean waters.
You choose your fresh Caribbean lobster.
Included in the dinner experiences is an all-you-can-eat buffet of side dishes to complement the lobster that is cooked from selection to plate. The cost of the special is $90.ec (approx $35.US) and only available for as many customers as the most recent catch.
Not a lobster fan? No problem. Al Porto's full menu is available which presents an assortment of pasta, pizza and Caribbean delicasies.
It's always best to book your table, so call Al Porto and reserve your seats. Call 562-7848. Al Porto Waterside Italian Restaurant is located in Jolly Harbour, right on the water, so you can enjoy a fantastic Caribbean sunset over sailboats.
I'll never forget the day that I first laid eyes on Jean. It was my Saturday morning class at the gym and this redheaded bombshell walked in, grabbed the heaviest weights in the room and put her mat right at the front of the class. She wasn't your usual newcomer. She was confident and her energy lit up the room. You couldn't help but admire her enthusiasm for the challenge of a difficult workout. Once the class began she continued to turn heads as she powered through the exercise combinations with exceptional form and endurance. I had never seen anything like it and my regulars weren't exactly overjoyed by the increased intensity of the class I delivered in attempt to wear this powerhouse out.
Jean wasn't just a cardio bunny though. She was strong. I'd peek at her during her weight training and she lifted heavier and heavier each week. She arrived at the gym the same time each day, blew away everyone around her and always left a trail of smiles wherever she went. Everyone knew Jean and everyone loved her but not everyone knew her secret.
Jean is 72.
Jean and her husband Vic are both in their 70s yet have the vitatily of a couple in their 20s. When she finally revealed their age to me I was dumbfounded. I had to know more about them. From their level of fitness I was certain that they must have been gym enthusiasts their entire lives. The truth of the matter turned out to be something else entirely...
Jean and Vic never went to the gym. Jean decided to take up an active lifestyle in her mid-forties. When I asked her why she started then she told me it narrowed down to the day she was trying to walk up a hill became extremely out of breath. She realized that it was time to do something about it so she joined a gym. Well, she hated the gym. She forced herself to go three days a week and hated every minute of it. Somehow she soldiered through and slowly her 3 days a week became 4 and then 5 and all the way up to 6 days a week! Her infectious enthusiasm for her training grew and grew until she inspired Vic to start training with her as well. However it was only ten years ago that Jean discovered her love for weight training. She was always one to do cardio but didn't understand the importance of weight training until a local trainer encouraged her to incorporate it into her routine. Now weight training is the foundation of her gym workouts and it's not hard to see by the definition in her rock solid legs! Jean lifts hard and heavy and balances out her routine with heart smart cardio and yoga to wind things down.
When I asked her what her advice would be for someone looking to take up a more active lifestyle later in life at first she laughed and said, 'Just do it.' She then went on to give the advice that she has blessed many others with:
"Forget the Botox. Forget facelifts. The fountain of youth is the gym."
Vic, now 74 and also started down his road to a healthier life in his forties wanted to stress the fact that it is NEVER too late. He and Jean both enjoy a life of travel and laughs that wouldn't be possible if they didn't just take the plunge and start moving. When it comes to eating they both follow the Mediteranian diet with lots of organic vegetables, fish and not too much red meat. Whole wheat pasta is a favourite for them and they still enjoy their drinks in moderation. All in all, these two have it together. After 50 years of marriage they still exude the glow of newlyweds when they are together and have to be one of the most inspirational pairs that I have ever come across in my life.
The final message that they would like to put across is that if they can do it, so can you and I couldn't agree more. Any day is a good day to start moving more and living more. Let Jean and Vic be a shining example to everyone that no matter who you are or what stage you are at in your life you can make positive changes to lead to towards a longer, well lived life.
To Jean and Vic, we salute you! To our readers, this could be you!
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CTV Cable has an excellent selection of blockbuster movies. Enjoy the trailers and reviews of our faves. Be sure to check CTV Cable for the full movie lineup and exact times.
Saturday March 1st
The Last Exorcism 2 (2012)
They've dispensed with the hand-cam look from the first movie and picked up where the first one left off. If you loved the first Last Exorcist you could enjoy this 2nd romp. Audience ratings 2.5/5.
Sunday March 2nd
A heartwarming, inspirational story about retired English musicians, how they cope with careers gone by and share their experience with young aspiring musicians. A movie starring Maggie Smith and produced by Dustin Hoffman . Rotten Tomatoes rates it at 80% fresh.
Steve Jobs, the man who brought us the Apple computer, then was fired, then was brought back to bring us so much more.. this is his story; starring Ashton Kutcher. 3/5 audience members liked this movie.
Monday March 3rd
The Purge (2013)
Against a backdrop of America completely wracked with crime, the government suspends all methods of crime prevention and hospital care for 12 hours a year. Complete criminal chaos ensues. On that night, vicious home invaders break into a family's home. We learn what should/would/could a family do to protect themselves? What would you do Rotten Tomatoes rated this 61% fresh.
Tuesday March 4th
Olympus has Fallen (2013)
North Koreans have attacked and taken over the White House. The President and top government officials have been taken hostage and everyone else is dead... everyone but one man: former special agent Mike Banning who is ready to kick some butt. 70% of audience liked it.
Wednesday March 5th
By Oscar Award winner, Sophia Coppola introduces us to a group who are young, materialistic, full of energy and temptations. While it begins as fun turns serious very quickly. Rotten Tomatoes rates it 60%.
Thursday March 6th
Silent Hill Revelation (2013)
Based on the video game, Silent Hill follows the movie series of horrific nightmares and a father and daughter's attempts to escape them Evil and monsters are ready to terrify. Audience rating 2.8/5.
Friday March 7th
Set in an ugly possible, not-so-distant future, the world has fallen into violent anarchy with criminals ruling the streets. Judge Dredd is cop, judge and executioner all rolled into one super crime fighter. Uber violent, this extremely violent romp doesn't take itself too seriously. Rotten Tomatoes certified 78% fresh.
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Join the 5AM hikers on Friday 28th February at 7:00 pm, the action will be at Fryes Beach as the no. 1 F.U.N. group in Antigua presents its
'All Night Is All Right' Bonfire event!!
That's right, 5 AM Hike club will be hosting a bonfire as only we can do! Come grab a bite off the grill and support the well stocked bar as we raise funds for our plan to conquer St Kitts & Nevis at year's end.
There'll be activities such as movies, games, music going late into the night and morning for the all nighters! Everyone is asked to bring along a tent and spend the night under the stars!
5 am next morning sees us welcoming the day with one of our world renowned trail blazing hikes! Don't let anyone boast off and tell you what a great time you missed out on...be there!! Roll Out!!
The Concerned Parents Teachers Sports Association 3rd Annual Wings Youth Football Festival kicks off on Saturday 1st March at 9am.
Taking place at the Johnston's Football Stadium with a 7-a-side format, the festival has added two extra divisions this year. Under 6 and Under 8 categories will join U-12, U-15 and U17 boys and U19 girls. The festival continues on Sunday, also with a 9am start to accommodate cricket fans wishing to attend the West Indies v England one day international.
Teams are asked to register in advance, the fee is $10 per player. Drinks and BBQ will be on sale during the day.
Interested clubs, schools and persons should get in touch with Barbara Coates at 720-8617, or Thaddeus Price at 732-0885.
See more sporting events at http://www.antiguasportscalendar.com/calendar.php.
With the recent reports on how cancer rates will be skyrocketing by 57% over the next twenty years, I would like to state clearly that we're not just sitting ducks in this equation. We do have way more control over our bodies than we may realize. Remember this very important fact. We humans have control of anywhere between 80-97% of our genes. Genes can be turned on or off by regulatory genes, which are mainly controlled by our nutrition. This is great news. That being said, I would like to cover some basics when it comes to how food influences cancer development.
Two main things feed cancer.
Sugar and Free iron. When I say sugar, I mean in all forms, like white flour, potato, bread (white or wheat) refined sugar, candy, juice, soda etc... and evens the so called "healthy" ones like whole grains, potatoes and some overly sugary/high amounts of fruits. In regards to sugar entering the blood stream, the only difference between eating a candy bar and a potato for example, is the amount of time it takes for that food to be broken down and converted into sugar/glucose in the blood stream.
The more fiber it contains for example, the longer it will take to break down, but it still ends up as sugar/glucose in the blood. And once that continues on a regular basis, you will create an overly acidic body prone to fungal and cancer growth, while lowering the immune system.
When insulin surges (due to sugar consumption), so to does leptin, our master hormone. If you are leptin resistant, your whole endocrine (hormonal) system will be dysregulated, possibly increasing your risk of certain hormonal cancers like breast, ovarian, prostate and testicular. Even the so called "healthy" wheat bread is 10 points higher on the glycemic index than regular milk chocolate!
What is being sold to you as healthy is not necessarily the case.
Heme Iron is found in foods like beef, organ meats, fish, shellfish and poultry. Non-Heme iron is found in plant based foods. The differences between Heme and Non-Heme is one contains hemoglobin (animal based) and one does not (plant based). The other difference between the two is absorption. Animal based Iron (Heme) is absorbed at a range between 15-35%, while plant based Iron is aborbed at a range of around 2-20%, mostly due to the Phytic acid content in plant foods, which blocks absorption.
Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron.
Iron is a very important nutrient for our health. Iron is what produces red blood cells and helps transport oxygen around the body, as well as immune function, brain function and energy metabolism. Iron is usually bound to ferritin or transferrin in the blood stream. When you consume alcohol and or have high oestrogen (aka estrogen), iron is then freed from it's bond, becoming "free Iron". Free iron has been shown to cause inflammation in the body and it also stimulates cancer cell growth. This is why, if you have cancer, you should not drink any kind of alcohol at all.
Some of the main underlying causes of the development of cancer is an acidic body environment, an overgrowth of fungus, as well as genetics.. It's mostly all diet, though. Some say that fungus may be an underlying cause of cancer.
Q: What causes fungus to develop in the body in the first place?
A: Having an overly acidic body environment.
Q: What causes an overly acidic body environment?
A: Excess Sugar/carbs of all kinds,excess protein (especially from grain fed CAFO animals), stress, processed foods, alcohol, chemical exposure, soy, smoking, lack of sleep, certain medications, vegetable oils, trans fats, powdered milk products, commercial dairy, gluten, just to name a few.
Once a person has developed cancer it's important to not only avoid sugar and alcohol of all kinds, but due to the development of fungus in the body, you should also be avoiding foods like breads, mushrooms, vinegar and cheese, as well as yeast. So again, to help prevent cancer in the first place, we must avoid excess sugar/carbs and protein, rancid fats, such as all vegetable oils and powdered milk products, as well as all processed foods. Cut out factory raised animals (CAFO/grain fed). Don't eat farmed fish, commercial dairy, gluten or soy.
Amongst many other insidious things soy does to the body, it also mimics estrogen, which is not good when wanting to avoid hormonal cancers! Increase your anti-inflammatory foods such as green vegetables and low sugar fruits like blueberries (organic). Increase your antioxidants such as vitamin C.
Cancer will have an extremely hard time developing in a balanced (acid/alkaline) body environment.
A diet rich in local mixed vegetables (organic where possible), coconut oil, some olive oil, avocado, local grass fed/pastured animals, eggs, organ meats and wild caught fish, will go a long way in preventing cancer.
A healthy quality protein intake is around 0.8g per KG of ideal bodyweight spread throughout the day. Athletes may require a slightly higher range depending on your sport.
If cancer does manifest in the body, cutting out red meat, alcohol and the fungus feeding foods mentioned above, until you heal and rebalance the body, is important. So not to become anemic, Vitamin C will help absorb more Iron from a more plant based "treatment" diet. Not only is this approach the cheapest and the most sustainable way of eating for both body and environment, but you more than likely will never ever develop a disease in the first place.
Advanced Paleo/ketogenic nutrition works best!
Adam Kirby of AK Fitness is a body builder, coach and trainer for serious devotees of physical training and healthy lifestyles. His connections to California merit regular clients from the US entertainment industry to travel to Antigua, to get into top shape.
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