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Dec
01
Seven common causes of fatigue and low energy

Worn out. Exhausted. Drained. Beat.


No matter how we describe it, we’ve all experienced that sluggish feeling. While it can be tempting to reach for an energy drink or head back to bed for a nice nap, there are healthier ways to fight fatigue.


Following are the most common reasons we experience fatigue and how to fight it.


You’re not eating a balanced diet


Eating a meal is a process that’s meant to be enjoyed, from thoughtful preparation and cooking to how you serve it and who you share it with. But remember that, above all, food is fuel. While it’s okay to enjoy a juicy burger with friends at a sporting event or enjoy a second piece of cake at a party, you should general...


Nov
24
Metabolic Flexibility: Retraining the Metabolism for Optimal Health

A key to optimal wellbeing, longevity, and chronic disease prevention, metabolic flexibility directly measures the body’s ability to respond and adapt to conditional changes in metabolic demands. Access to high-calorie processed foods as part of the standard American diet combined with increasingly sedentary lifestyles have directly impacted the ability of the metabolism to be flexible, and thus, support sustained energy production. Studies have shown that metabolic flexibility can prevent and treat metabolic diseases like diabetes and insulin resistance and help the body run at its optimal levels.


The real key to long-term health is not a fast metabolism – it is a flexible one.


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Nov
02
The 7-Day Detox Diet Plan

Five days before you begin your detox diet plan, progressively eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars, saturated fats, and all processed foods.


Smooth digestion and absorption of nutrients along with your liver's efficient processing of toxins are critical for great health. That's why a cleanse program can be a powerful tool to rejuvenate your body and skin from the inside out. The key to a comfortable cleanse is to ease yourself into the program so that your body doesn't go into a shock. Five days before you begin your detox diet plan, progressively eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars, saturated fats, and all processed foods. These can add toxins to your body...


Oct
28
The Truth on Artificial Sweeteners

No getting around it, we Americans have a sweet tooth. Most of us eat the equivalent of 20 teaspoons of sugar a day. True, you're probably not sucking on sugar cubes throughout the day, but you are probably downing more than your fair share of sugary cereals, snacks, sodas, ice cream .. and the list goes on and on.


Sugar substitutes are sweeteners that you use instead of regular table sugar (sucrose). Artificial sweeteners are just one type of sugar substitute.


Some manufacturers call their sweeteners "natural" even though they're processed or refined. Stevia preparations are one example. And some artificial sweeteners are derived from naturally occurring substances — sucralose comes fro...


Oct
21
Mindful Breathing Can Achieve Tremendous Health Benefits

Being human, we forget the wonder of breathing. We take it for granted. It takes a health crisis or bad air quality for us to appreciate this basic, yet profound ability.


Yoga, meditation, and other relaxation techniques all depend on focusing on the breath. There are many benefits of meditation and proper breathing is an important part of learning how to calm the mind and body.


The first thing to consider is how well you care for your body and lungs. Basic guidance is to do the following:



  • Don’t smoke

  • Avoid exposure to indoor and outdoor pollutants

  • Prevent infection by washing your hands with soap and water and avoiding crowds during flu season

  • Be sure to get regular aerobic exercise to keep...

Oct
19
Exercise at Your Desk

These days, it seems like everyone is working more hours and using the old "no-time-to-exercise" excuse more than ever. But what if you could work out at work?


While you won't get to the Olympics this way, you can do stretching, muscle-strengthening, and even short stints of aerobic exercises right at your desk (or maybe in a vacant conference room or stairwell). After all, doctors say any amount of exercise helps -- the benefits are cumulative.


To combat the adverse effects of the 9-to-5 routine, it’s important to exercise. But when can you find the time? Workplace workouts can help you make the most of your limited hours. With a little creativity, you can take advantage of the few minu...


Oct
10
Certain foods can send your blood sugar level on a roller coaster, with insulin rushing to keep up. The good news is, while there are some surprises, most of these foods fall under the same category: processed food, such as white flour and sugar. "Re

Certain foods can send your blood sugar level on a roller coaster, with insulin rushing to keep up. The good news is, while there are some surprises, most of these foods fall under the same category: processed food, such as white flour and sugar. "Refined flours and sugar cause huge spikes in insulin and get absorbed quickly, which causes problems," says Mark Hyman, author of The Blood Sugar Solution. Look at the whole meal instead of just individual ingredients. Pairing carbohydrates with protein, fat, or fiber helps slow down the absorption process. Watch out for these 5 blood-sugar saboteurs.

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Oct
07
Factors that Affect Thyroid Function

Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of certain crucial hormones.


Hypothyroidism may not cause noticeable symptoms in the early stages. Over time, untreated hypothyroidism can cause several health problems, such as obesity, joint pain, infertility, and heart disease.


Accurate thyroid function tests are available to diagnose hypothyroidism. Treatment with synthetic thyroid hormone is usually simple, safe, and effective once you and your doctor find the right dose for you.


The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism vary, depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency. Problems tend to develop slowly, often over several years.


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Oct
07
Oct
05
The Myths of Calories & Weight Management

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Though highly debatable the general premise of this well-known and oft-quoted cliché is that it is hard to break old habits and learn new ones. The same principle also applies to ideas. We have a tendency to hold onto old ideas and reject those that challenge our paradigm. Weight loss and calorie counting seem to be an old idea resistant to change for many despite new literature proving the idea to be both unscientific and ineffective. Sadly the most obese individuals are often those who staunchly hold onto the idea of calorie counting. Despite the frustration and failure, calorie-counting produces the idea of consuming more c...


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