The Dangers of Olestra (Olean®) And What They Don’t Want Us to Know

There are thousands of potentially dangerous man-made chemicals known as “food additives” in your food and many of these chemicals have been linked to cancer and other diseases. Near the top of that list is Olestra is a fat-free additive found in foods such as fat-free potato chips, french fries, corn chips and more recently, […]

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The Dangers of Sodium Nitrates and Sodium Nitrites

Sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite are similar salts which have long been used to preserve meats and fish. Sodium nitrate, with the chemical formula NaNO3, helps prevent bacterial growth in food while sodium nitrite, with the chemical formula NaNO2, is an oxidizing agent used as a meat preservative. Both salts are often found in bacon, […]

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Why You Should Avoid MSG

MSG or monosodium glutamate is a flavor enhancer commonly added to Chinese food, canned soups and many processed meats. MSG is inexpensive and makes food taste better, so restaurants and food manufacturers are eager to use MSG as a flavor enhancer. While avoiding Chinese restaurants may decrease your MSG intake, this potentially dangerous chemical food […]

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The Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a cheap, commercially produced sweetener made from cornstarch and used to sweeten many processed foods, juices and sodas available today. If you look at your food labels closely, you will probably find this man-made sugar in your snacks, desserts, baked goods, breakfast cereal, condiments like ketchup, even salad dressings […]

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Can Meditation Really Help Your Health?

Stress throws your body out of balance. Stress related illnesses include anxiety, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, migraines. One of the most important health benefits of meditation is the positive effect it can have on your stress level. Meditation can help you bring your body and mind back to a balanced and relaxed […]

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Doing Cardio Alone Isn’t Good Enough. Why?

Which training approach has more health benefits, cardio or weight training? Both will improve your health and fitness, but each has unique benefits and limitations. Cardio, also known as aerobic exercise, is any activity that forces your body to increase your rate of breathing as your large muscle groups are used in regular and repeated […]

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Why Is Weightlifting Essential As You Age?

Would you like to add a few years to your life? Or make your remaining years more independent and productive? Weightlifting or strength training can offset or delay the loss of strength, joint problems, weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes and general weakness that comes with age. There is no age limit to weight training […]

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10 Foods That Slow Down Your Weight Loss

There are many foods that will help kickstart your diet and weight loss. Unfortunately, not all foods are diet friendly and many will actually slow your weight loss progress. Here are ten foods that you should limit or avoid if you are serious about losing weight:   Milk – Milk is great for your bones […]

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10 Foods That Will Enhance Your Weight Loss

Dieting? There are certain foods that can enhance your weight loss by helping burn fat and speed up your metabolism. Here are ten foods to help you lose weight:   Eggs – Eggs are relatively low in calories and packed with protein. An egg at breakfast will start your day off right, and as protein […]

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What Is Reiki?

Reiki is the art of channeling universal energy for the purpose of healing. Reiki is a Japanese technique of stress reduction and relaxation similar to, but much different than, massage as the goal is to balance energy and promote mental, physical and spiritual healing. Reiki is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on […]

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