Nutrition

Prebiotics 101

“Prebiotic’s”? Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health. Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favorite foods are called “prebiotics” and include dietary fiber and resistant starch. The same fiber that keeps us feeling full slows…

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Supplementation and Research Studies

Have you ever wondered why supplements often get a “bad rap?” To be honest, sometimes it’s deserved.  There are a lot of bad products on the market full stimulants and other questionable ingredients. But, sometimes supplementation is unfairly maligned by a research study. One of the more interesting aspects about the research conducted on nutritional…

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[Best] Online Personal Trainer And Nutritionist

Do you want a personal trainer but don’t have the luxury of time to meet with a trainer of go to the gym? If you’re looking for a virtual personal trainer in Gilbert, AZ, then Z Physique is a great solution. Z Physique offers the knowledge and tools needed to achieve your fitness goals completely…

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Intermittent fasting 101: What is it and will it help me lose weight?

In a nutshell, intermittent fasting is just that: fasting intermittently. It’s limiting calorie intake during certain hours/day or days/week. It’s more of an eating pattern than a diet. It limits when to eat, and not so much what to eat. And that’s part of it’s appeal to people who don’t want to count calories or…

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Multi-Vitamins

You’ve probably known about multi-vitamins since you were a kid. Everything from “One-a-Day” to “Flintstones” multi-vitamins have been available for decades. But, let me ask you this. Besides just hearing that they’re “good for you” do you know much about multi-vitamin supplements? Have you ever wondered what goes into them?  Or, why some are more…

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How the Process Makes a Difference

Have you ever considered the differences between an inferior nutritional product and super-premium formulation? It’s more than just the ingredients. Did you know the manufacturing process, itself, is key to producing a superior formulation?  It’s true. Every single formulation adheres to its own set of processes and protocol including machine sterilization and controlled environments (temperature/humidity)…

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Antioxidant Foods vs. Supplements

Antioxidants are just that: they fight (anti) oxidation. The chemical process of oxidation is like rusting metal. A molecule loses electrons and creates the infamous free radicals.  Oxidation is also the reason why apples, bananas, and avocados go brown when the skin is broken, and they’re exposed to air – they’re getting oxidized. Free radicals…

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Açaí Bowls 101: How to Make Your Next Bowl a Healthy One

Want to build a better-for-you meal? You might want to learn how to build a better-for-you bowl. When food fans use the term bowls, they aren’t referring to the physical piece of dishware. Well, they are—because you eat out of the bowl—but they’re mostly referring to the idea of putting all your ingredients into one…

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Your Thyroid: Foods and Nutrients to Help

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that releases hormones. Thyroid hormones help your body regulate a few things – not a big deal – just the metabolism of ALL cells. And this is critical for maintaining a healthy body weight and having the energy to live your life. (Yes, your thyroid IS…

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What to Eat for Healthy Skin

There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin: dryness, redness, blemishes, etc. Healthy skin is a reflection of internal health. There are many creams and cosmetics to put on top of your skin. But, there are also lots of things you can do to nurture and nourish your skin to better…

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