Health

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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Adaptogens: What are they – and are they safe to supplement with?

You may hear the word ‘STRESS’ and immediately think of the mental and emotional aspects along the lines of feeling overwhelmed, overly busy, and/or anxious.   In reality, the body actually encounters different forms of stress every day and is always working to restore equilibrium.  Your body is literally constantly being bombarded by stress –…

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Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) 101

Most people diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, or psoriasis, are familiar with flare-ups – episodes where symptoms of their condition suddenly become more severe and/or resurface after a period of remission.   These flare-ups are often frustrating and uncomfortable for those living with these conditions.  Many autoimmune diseases have…

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Can Lack of Sleep Cause Weight Gain?

Are you stuck trying to figure out why you’re gaining weight — or why it’s so difficult to lose those extra pounds that just seemed to sneak up on you despite not changing your diet or exercise habits?   This is often referred to as Weight Loss Resistance – and it’s exactly how it sounds:…

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Apple Cider Vinegar – Healthy or Hyped?

Apple cider vinegar (ACV for short) is basically made from apples, sugar & yeast and is put through a double fermentation process, and it has also become very popular among natural health enthusiasts. Many supporters claim that consuming just a small amount of ACV can result in all sorts of health-optimizing wonders: Reducing the appearance…

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Autoimmune Diseases – What are they? Who gets them?

The immune system is your body’s protector against germs and viruses that can make you sick.  Immune system action involves lots of complicated pathways, but in general, it works through the production of antibodies. Antibodies are produced to “fight” and rid the body of foreign invaders.  But what happens when the immune system isn’t in…

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Cardio vs. Resistance Training: Do You REALLY Need To Do Both?

When it comes to exercise, there has long been a debate about which type is best. Is CARDIO the gold standard? Or do the benefits of RESISTANCE TRAINING far outweigh those of cardio? While both forms of exercise provide huge benefits for your health, the choice depends entirely on your goals.  So, we’re going to…

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Corn…Shaping Up To Be The New Gluten?

Like gluten, corn – and its many derivatives are in everything. No joke – EVERYTHING. From packaged foods to dairy products and chewing gum. It’s even in so many of your favorite household, health and beauty products — nooo, not my toothpaste, aspirin, perfume, shampoo and makeup?!   Ever get a hint of popcorn when…

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