Could your health issues actually be due to nutrient deficiencies?

Many nutrition professionals generally advise that a healthful, balanced diet can provide most people with the nutrients essential for good health. Fruit and vegetables naturally contain a number of beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and other biologically active components – or phytochemicals. In fact, it has been documented that consumption of at…

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Detox Diets and Body Cleanses: Are They Even Safe?

Detox diets…body cleanses…colon cleanses…bowel cleanses… You’ve probably heard all of these terms used in reference to “ridding your system of unhealthy toxins” — but what do these terms actually mean? Do you really need to be on a ‘detox diet’ or ‘cleansing’ your body? Are programs and products marketed as detoxes and cleanses even safe…

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Are You Being Misled By Food Labels?

If you’re trying to eat healthier, you already know you should be including lots of fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. But when you step into a grocery store, things get a bit more complicated. The majority of store shelves are crammed with a tempting assortment of pre-packaged and convenience foods. So, how do…

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Surprising Facts About Exercise & Your Energy Levels

When you’re completely exhausted, the last thing you want to do is lace up your shoes for a workout. But if you’re tired of being tired all the time, you may want to rethink the idea of regularly exercising. Exercise is one of the most powerful tools we have for increasing our energy levels and…

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Top 5 Life “Hacks” of The World’s Longest Living People

Think living a long and healthy life well into your nineties or even one hundred years old is only for those lucky few who hit the genetic lottery? Think again. Lifestyle factors, i.e. the things you do everyday over the long-term – can add up to increase the number of quality years in your lifespan.…

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What Do The Numbers On The Bathroom Scale Really Mean?

We all know the frustration of working hard to maintain a healthy body weight, only to step on the bathroom scale and see the numbers going in the wrong direction – or not quickly enough in the right direction!  Here are 6 truths about those annoyingly normal daily weight fluctuations: 1| Scale weight is not…

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Are You A Chocolate Lover?

Although it seems too good to be true, dark chocolate can actually be good for you! When consumed the right kind and in moderation, this delicious treat has some powerful health benefits.  Here are three of the major reasons to indulge: 1. It can help prevent heart disease:  Similar to tea, dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which…

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Everything You Need to Know About Omega 3 Fats

There’s a lot of talk about healthy fats these days. People are including more fat in their diets and forgetting about the fat-free diet crazes of the past. You’ve probably heard about omega fats in the mix, but what exactly are they? What are Omega Fats? Do they all perform the same function in our…

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Fitness Fuel: What to Eat Before, During & After Your Workout

You’ve just finished your workout and you know you need to eat something. But what? Workout nutrition may seem rather complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.  Here’s the latest on how to fuel your body before, during and after your workout so you can improve your performance, maximize recovery – and feel better! Fuel…

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Do Broccoli and Kale Deserve the Desired Superfood Status?

Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you. If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make these a staple in your diet. To start, they’re…

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