Health

Underactive Thyroid: 4 Lifestyle Tips

One of the main functions of the small butterfly-shaped thyroid gland (in the neck just in front of the windpipe) is to produce specific hormones that help regulate the body’s metabolism.  However, they also play a part in breathing, heart rate, body temperature, and muscle strength, among many other vital functions! These hormones are called…

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Can I Still Lose Weight If I Don’t Want To Give Up Wine/Alcohol?

It’s no lie that alcohol and weight loss goals generally don’t mix, and if we’re being honest, there really are many reasons to reduce or even give up alcohol from our diets and social habits. On the other hand, having a glass of wine, or whatever your drink of choice may be, is also a…

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Is The 80/20 Rule For Nutrition & Exercise A Myth?

You may have heard that abs are made in the kitchen…  Or you may have eaten an extra piece of dessert because you exercised that day, so you feel like you “earned” it dammit!  In order to see results at the gym, lose weight or even maintain overall health, we’re told that it’s an 80/20…

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6 Ways to “Biohack” Your Sleep…Naturally

When was the last time you woke up without an alarm, refreshed and didn’t need a big bucket of coffee to get going in the morning?   There’s no question that we all want better sleep! But, with all of the distractions, and stresses of daily life – it’s a wonder how any of us…

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Can You Really Lose Just Belly Fat?

The quick ‘n dirty answer is Yes…and No.   The ‘NO’ part is that “spot reduction” or losing fat from just one area on your body has officially been labeled as a myth. Fat can’t just choose to come off from only one area!  So, it truly doesn’t matter how many crunches you do or…

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Eating For Bone Health

Did you know that by the time you reach 30 years of age, you will have already achieved your peak bone mass?   This is why it is important to start building up a sufficient amount of bone mass in your body when you’re younger. Otherwise you might have a higher risk of developing fragile…

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Sulfites: What Are They And Do They Harm Us?

Sulfites refer to a group of chemical ingredients that are added to processed foods and drinks mainly to serve as a preservative.  Sulfite-containing ingredients can go by several names, including:  Sulphur dioxide Sodium sulphite Sodium metabisulfite Calcium sulphite Potassium hydrogen sulphite Sulfites are used to prevent browning/preserve color of foods, bleach flours, increase shelf life…

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Spot Training: Possible Or Myth?

You’ve probably heard the claims that you can change your body overnight with this brand new gadget or exercise program  “Lose the belly”  “Banish your trouble zones”  “Drop stubborn fat off your thighs by drinking this special shake”  There are so many gadgets, supplements, nutritional products and exercise programs on the market these days telling…

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What Are The Healthiest Oils & Fats To Cook With?

If you haven’t heard by now, fat is your friend! Dietary fat provides energy, supports cell maintenance, enhances nutrient absorption, and is essential for producing some hormones. Dietary fat got a bad reputation back when, blamed for increasing rates of obesity and heart disease. Now, thanks to science and the increasing popularity of fat-containing diets,…

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10 Anti-aging Hacks That Don’t Cost a Thing!

SENESCENCE or biological aging is the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics. The word senescence can refer either to cellular aging or to deterioration of the whole organism. (Eek, deterioration!)  FACT: we all get older every single day and each person’s aging process will look different.   But, despite Wikipedia’s definition of “biological aging”, don’t you…

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