The Sitting Disease

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  In today’s fast paced world, a typical day is ironically spent seated.    We sleep for eight hours or so, then get up and drive to work, park as closely as possible to the door only to find ourselves back in our chairs hunched over a computer for the rest of the day until it’s…

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Is Soy Healthy or Dangerous?

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Have you ever wondered how soy came to be so massively popular in recent years?    From veggie-burgers to soy ice cream, soy lattes, and even soy infant formulas, the sale of soy products boomed in less than 20 years, especially after it repositioned itself as “heart healthy” when the FDA approved a health claim…

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Top 5 Best of the Worst Cheat Foods

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  As you all know, I am an avid health nut.    I exercise regularly, eat only nutrient dense foods, and make sure that I get to bed early.    I definitely practice what I preach.    However, temptation is everywhere and there are times of course when everyone, including myself, feels like splurging a…

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5 ‘Healthy’ Foods That Make You Fat

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    The definition of eating healthy varies from one person to another thanks to very clever marketing ads and deceptive health claims that make junk foods seem healthier.    In my opinion, foods aimed at the diabetic and weight loss population are probably the worst offenders.    Many foods that appear to be healthy…

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How Many Calories Should You Have?

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  Whether your goal is to gain solid mass, or to lose body fat, the basic energy equation determines the end result.    In other words, if you consume more calories than your body requires, you’ll gain weight.    And if you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll lose weight. A simple theory, but it has its…

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How To Beat Sugar Cravings

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    If you crave sugar, you’re definitely not alone.  It has been proven that sugar is more addictive than cocaine – one of the most harmful and addictive drugs known today!    When rats were given the choice between sweetened water and cocaine (those poor rats), sugar was the clear winner with a whopping…

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Kefir: The Best Kept Secret for Your Gut!

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    More and more scientists are linking overall health to the state of your gut and digestive tract.    The importance of having a healthy gut cannot be overstated.    It helps your body digest and assimilate food better, it helps your genes express themselves in a disease-fighting way, and helps boost your immunity. …

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Cellulite Truth Exposed

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    I recently received an email from a lady who was desperate to reduce her cellulite despite her efforts of exercising and eating right.    I know this is a common concern, especially for women, so I’m going to address this lumpy issue head on; what is cellulite, why do we get it, and…

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If MSG Isn’t Harmful, Why Is It Hidden?

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    I was recently asked whether or not monosodium glutamate (MSG) was bad for us and whether or not the warnings are all hype.    For those of you who aren’t familiar with MSG, it is used to enhance the flavor in foods and is most commonly known to be added in Chinese foods….

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Your Metabolism: Doomed or Lucky?

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    Type in “boost metabolism” in Google and you’ll get more than 7 million results.    It’s definitely a hot topic and has become a common household word, but very few people actually understand the meaning of it.    Often in my lectures and seminars, I ask people to define the word metabolism.   …

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