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Grains For Low Carb Diets

StasMO/Bigstock.com The popularity of low carbohydrate diets seems understandable since research shows that a low-carb diet can be effective for weight loss. This type of diet helps stabilize blood sugar levels and ultimately drops the body’s levels of insulin, a fat-storing hormone. This helps to explain why many type 2…
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Reduce Preservatives in Your Diet

KatrinEra/Bigstock.com Preservatives are crucial to the preservation, safety, and freshness of the foods in the food supply system. They are added to food to prevent spoiling and to maintain nutritional value. There are two types of food preservatives, natural and artificial. Natural preservatives, such as oil and salt, don’t alter…
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What is Lactic Acid?

The human body prefers to generate most of its energy using aerobic methods, meaning with oxygen. The oxygen helps to convert glucose into energy.  Some circumstances, however, require energy production faster than our bodies can adequately deliver oxygen. In those instances, the working muscles generate energy anaerobically. The body produces…
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Detox Your Home

Many of us have done a juice cleanse in order to eliminate internal toxins from our body, but how many of us do anything about the toxins in our own homes? Common household products are increasingly being found to have negative health effects on the nervous and immune systems, on…
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Mix It Up For Health!

When it comes to working out, a lot of us are creatures of habit. We head for the same pilates class, do the same circuit while weight training, or run the same route each time we lace up our running shoes. Of course, regular exercise is good for you, but…
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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

A large percentage of Americans are found to be deficient in Vitamin D. It’s an incredibly important vitamin yet it can be hard to obtain through just diet alone and is reliant on regular sun exposure. We need vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium and phosphate from our…
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Is Yoga Right For You?

Yoga is a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is an art and science of healthy living. The word ‘yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite.’ When considering modern…
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Heat and Ice

Ever wondered if you should ice that sprain or use a heat pack instead? Treating pain with hot and cold can be very effective for a lot of different conditions and injuries; and it’s very accessible and affordable. The tricky part is knowing when to use heat and when to…
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Forms of Added Sugar

Added sugar provides “empty” calories with no nutritional value. Eating too much sugar is linked to weight gain and various diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, tooth decay and heart disease. It’s important to make the distinction between added sugars and sugars that occur naturally in foods like fruits and…
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Raw or Cooked Vegetables?

In order to achieve optimal health, vegetables should be a key component of our diets. Federal guidelines recommend that adults have at least 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day as part of a healthy eating pattern. This has been found to reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure, while…
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