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Walking through the aisles of the grocery store, there are endless options. While it is great to see this increasing health consciousness with more organic and local produce, it can be confusing when deciding what kind is best to buy. The goal is to maximize the nutrients […]

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The Bulletproof Diet Review

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It is difficult to open up a magazine or turn on the television without hearing about the latest celebrity diet or the newest miracle cleanse. Although the marketing may be convincing, I would caution clients to educate themselves before delving into the newest fad diets or cleanses. […]

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Dry or Damaged Skin?

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Dry or Damaged Skin? Summer means sun, shorts, sandals, bathing suits, and bronzed skin.  Sun exposure is, essentially, subjecting yourself to sun damage.  Of course it is practically impossible to avoid the outdoors altogether but taking preventative measures can make a huge difference. Sun exposure isn’t necessarily […]

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Spring Cleaning

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  After this never-ending winter, it’s hard to believe that spring is only a couple days away! But it’s true; Thursday March 20th marks the start of warmer weather.  We will soon see flowers blooming, lighter days and smiles on our faces. As you begin to do […]

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Partially Hydrogenated Oils & Trans Fats

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Partially hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fats, are no longer, “Generally Recognized As Safe” Fat has always been targeted in nutrition news from the fat-free diet craze of the 1980s to the current promotion of the healthy dietary fats including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Americans […]

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Magic Beans or just another tall tale?

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Green coffee extract (GCE) is having a moment. It was featured on Dr. Oz as a weight loss aid and is available in drinks at Starbucks for people who want the benefits of coffee (caffeine) but who don’t like coffee’s taste. To better understand the hype, let’s […]

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FDA Defines “Gluten-Free”

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A gluten-free diet is one of the hottest trends of 2013. Not to be confused with fad weight loss diets; following a gluten-free diet is the only treatment for people living with Celiac Disease (CD), an auto-immune disease that is triggered by consuming gluten. Gluten is the […]

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Sprouted Breads and Nuts

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 The Current Pros of a Thirty Year Old Health Food Trend If the word “sprout” conjures up plastic boxes of alfalfa or worse – a tub of Brussels sprouts – you’re definitely out of the current sprout loop. Once a health nut’s secret to high nutrition, the […]

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Is Sugar-Free Making You Fat?

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 Once upon a time sugar-free soda was the standard doctor recommended beverage for dieters and diabetics. Artificial sweeteners such as saccharin appeared in “no-cal” sodas like Tab® and were considered to be important tools in the fight against weight gain and excess sugar intake. Since then, thanks […]

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Curious about Metabolism?

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bad credit and i need a loan Metabolism: There are many definitions of metabolism, but succinctly, our metabolism is a complex network of chemical, hormonal, and enzymatic processes and reactions involved in maintaining our living cells and lives. This process ultimately directs the rate at which we convert food or […]

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