Probiotics and Gut Health

Your digestive system is home to millions of bacteria, nearly 400 varieties. While a few of these bacteria can be harmful, most support a variety of healthy functions from digestion and absorption of food to supporting your internal immune system. These beneficial bacteria are called probiotics. While we are rarely aware of these probiotics unless […]

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Leptin and Weight Control

Hormones vs. Calories – For many who struggle with diet, weight loss and weight control, the problem is one of hormones rather than a simple calories in – calories out. Hormones control metabolism and one in particular, leptin, directly affects body fat storage and obesity. The more of this hormone your body produces, the more fat […]

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Menopause

Millions of women experience or “reach” menopause every year, but few completely understand the physiological changes involved. Menopause is not a disease or condition, but a normal part of a woman’s life cycle. Menopause may occur as early as age 40, although it usually occurs at 45–55 years. What is Menopause? Menopause, quite literally, is […]

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Are the Drug Companies Making Us Sick?

Drug companies, actually drug corporations, are in the business of selling drugs to make money. They may tell you they are in business to cure disease, but sickness and disease drive their sales. The more sick people there are, the more drugs they sell. These companies market their drugs primarily through Physicians who write multiple […]

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5 Best Oils for Cooking

If you would like to improve the quality of your diet, to make it more heart-healthy, look first to the cooking oil you use. Oils high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat help to lower blood cholesterol and are associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. It’s important to choose the best cooking oil for […]

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How the Food Industry is Making Us Sick

The food industry is marketing to us consumers for their own profit. They are not concerned about our health and well-being.  We eat what we like, and we like greasy, sweet and salty. When we’re busy, we eat what is fast and convenient, 70 percent of the food consumed by the average American is processed, […]

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GMO: What They do Not Want Us to Know

What do French fries, bottled salad dressings, corn chips, and your favorite breakfast cereal have in common? They all contain genetically modified organisms, GMOs, also known as genetically modified or engineered foods. GMOs are created in laboratories by genetically altering the DNA of individual species. Humans are unable to metabolize many of these synthetic substances […]

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How to Add Protein Powder to Your Diet

Protein powder provides a quick, high protein nutritional boost after a workout, just add water or milk and shake, or add a scoop or two to your favorite smoothie. The perfect high protein snack or meal replacement. Ways protein powder can be added to many of your favorite foods throughout the day: Add it to […]

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Dining Out Successfully

When dieting, preparing your meals at home will help you reach your weight loss goals faster as you know exactly what you are eating. But in today’s busy world, dining out is a way of life, we’re often just too busy to cook. Dining out successfully can be done, and you can enjoy your meal and […]

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When to Take A Diet Break

Are you restless, agitated and unable to sleep? These may be signs that you need to take a short diet break from your restrictive diet. Taking a diet break from your diet may give you a much needed mental boost, satisfy some cravings and jump-start your metabolism resulting in improved results. Just like a training […]

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