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The Bountiful Benefits of Bone Broth

By | September 24th, 2017|Categories: Immunity, nutrition, superfood|Tags: , , |

Human beings have been using the bones of the animals they eat since the advent of cooking, which offers evidence that the substances and nutrients inside bones are beneficial to health. In fact, it's only [...]

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Fall for these 5 Nutritious Carbs this Fall

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: health, Low Carb, nutrition, Weight Loss|

Incorporating seasonal produce into your diet helps ensure that you will eat a variety of foods throughout the year. With a drop in temperature, we tend to desire heartier, starchier, comfort foods. But there's no [...]

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Low Carb Swaps For 3 Popular Breakfasts

By | August 19th, 2017|Categories: health, Lifestyle Habits, nutrition, Weight Loss|

Breakfast can be tricky if you’re trying to limit carbohydrates and don’t have time to make eggs or other protein-based breakfast meals. Lower carb alternatives to most of your favorite breakfast foods exist. Fortunately, there [...]

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The Nitty-Gritty on Sugar Alcohols

By | July 23rd, 2017|Categories: health, nutrition, Weight Loss|

Sugar alcohols, surprisingly, are neither sugars nor alcohols. Chemically they look a bit like both sugar and alcohol, thus the name. Sugar alcohols, also known as polyols, are technically carbohydrates. These polyols occur naturally in [...]

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A Quick Guide to the Health Benefits of Beets

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: health, nutrition, superfoods|

Beets may not be the most glamorous of vegetables, but they are jam-packed with health promoting compounds and have several edible parts, including the root, which is what most people think of when they think of beets. Beets [...]

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The Power of Black Seed: Counting the Health Benefits

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Beauty, health, Immunity, nutrition, superfoods, Weight Loss|

“Black seed” is a common name for nigella sativa, also known as black caraway. An annual flowering plant in the same family as buttercups, nigella sativa grows naturally in south and southwest Asia. India, Egypt, [...]

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What Is Autoimmunity?

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: anti-aging, health, Immunity, Longevity, nutrition|

When the body produces antibodies against its own cells, cell components or tissues, due to a particular immune response, this reaction is termed autoimmunity. This self destructive response is actually the body's attempt at protecting [...]

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What Can MCT Oil Do For You?

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: health, Immunity, nutrition, Weight Loss|

After being vilified for more than 5 long decades, dietary fat is finally being exonerated for being the primary cause of modern day chronic, degenerative diseases, like heart disease and diabetes. Yes, there are some [...]

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5 Surprising Benefits of Ketogenic Diets

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: health, Immunity, Lifestyle Habits, nutrition, Weight Loss|

The ketogenic diet has been around for 90 years. It was created by Dr. Russell Wilder, at the Mayo Clinic in 1924 and was found to be highly effective in treating epilepsy. By the 1940's, with [...]

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My Top 5 Health & Weight Loss Tips for 2017

By | December 28th, 2016|Categories: health, Immunity, Lifestyle Habits, nutrition, Weight Loss|

With a new year on the calendar, more people are determined to revamp their eating and exercise habits right now, than any other time of the year. Your 2017 health goals should revolve around your activity [...]

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Zero Calories and Sugar, But Are They Safe?

By | November 20th, 2016|Categories: health, Lifestyle Habits, nutrition, Weight Loss|

Artificial sweeteners are synthetic substitutes for sugar that add a sweet taste to foods without adding calories. Most are high-intensity sweeteners, which means the compounds themselves are extremely sweet, usually 200-700 times sweeter than sugar. [...]

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5 Health Promoting Attributes of Oregano Oil

By | October 1st, 2016|Categories: Immunity, superfoods|

Oregano oil is derived from oregano, whose scientific name is Origanum vulgare.  It is actually part of the mint family and is native to the Mediterranean and other temperate regions in western and southwestern Eurasia. [...]

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Cut Carbs with these 5 Satisfying Swaps

By | September 14th, 2016|Categories: health, Lifestyle Habits, nutrition, Weight Loss|

We Americans love our convenience foods; mac & powdered cheese in a box, chips in every flavor imaginable, dried noodle dishes you just add water to. We can have dinner on the table in less [...]

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The Problem with Plastics

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: health, Hormones, Immunity, Lifestyle Habits, Uncategorized|

Can you imagine your world without plastic? The first fully synthetic plastic was invented in New York, in 1907. Due to its extensive versatility, ease in manufacturing and low cost, it was and continues to [...]

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Baking Soda – the Naturally Clean Cleaner

By | July 31st, 2016|Categories: Beauty, Lifestyle Habits, nutrition|

The potential health problems caused by the variety of chemicals found in traditional household cleaners, beauty and personal hygeine products has inspired many people to turn to more natural alternatives. The aisles of conventional and specialized [...]

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We Will Not Be Kept in the DARK: Avoiding GMOs

By | July 13th, 2016|Categories: Immunity, nutrition|

GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, were created for a range of purposes. Some foods have been modified to enhance their ability to grow in certain conditions, others to strengthen their resistance to certain pests or diseases, [...]

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Stress Factors of Weight Gain

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: Lifestyle Habits, Stress|Tags: , , |

America, like many countries around the world, is in the midst of an obesity crisis. Today, more than one-third of American adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This leads [...]

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5 Refreshing Low Sugar Cocktails for Summer

By | May 22nd, 2016|Categories: Lifestyle Habits, nutrition|

Summer is on its way, and with it come longer days, warmer nights and more social occasions accompanied by refreshing summer cocktails. You may find yourself partaking in more happy hour events after work or RSVP'ing to rooftop [...]

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Your Diet Needs More Fiber

By | April 9th, 2016|Categories: Lifestyle Habits, nutrition, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , |

The advice to 'eat more fiber' is something we've heard seemingly forever. There is certainly no shortage of fiber pills, powders and potions on the market. Many common foods, like yogurt are now available with [...]

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What’s the Deal with Skipping Meals? The Science Says…

By | March 6th, 2016|Categories: Lifestyle Habits, Longevity, Weight Loss|

Modern humans in most parts of the world follow a "three meals plus snacks" eating pattern daily, but this paradigm is actually somewhat of an anomaly when thought of in terms of human evolution. Before [...]

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The Truth About Optimal Health and Detoxification

By | February 17th, 2016|Categories: Immunity, nutrition, superfoods|Tags: , , , , |

Optimal well-being is the cornerstone to looking and feeling your best in mind, body, and spirit. Protecting your body from harmful toxins is a key factor in achieving ideal health, yet the average person is exposed to numerous toxic substances just [...]

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Green Tea: Drink Its Amazing Health Benefits

By | January 20th, 2016|Categories: Immunity, nutrition, superfoods|

Green tea is believed to have been consumed in China over 4,000 years ago, and its health benefits have been reported for several centuries. As long ago as 1191, a Zen priest discussed how it affects the [...]

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How We Store Body Fat And What To Eat To Stay Lean

By | December 31st, 2015|Categories: nutrition, Weight Loss|

How can we be perpetually obsessed with losing weight, yet continue to suffer from an unprecedented obesity epidemic? Could it be that we're approaching the issue with the wrong advice? If eating less and exercising more are [...]

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Save and Avoid Additives. Make Instant Nut ‘Melk’

By | December 25th, 2015|Categories: nutrition, Weight Loss|

So you’ve been avoiding or reducing you dairy intake by switching to one of the abundant selections of nut, seed or grain ‘milks’ available these days. I was doing it too. My husband and I have [...]

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5 Easy Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

By | December 15th, 2015|Categories: Lifestyle Habits, nutrition|

Staying healthy and energized during the holidays can be more of a challenge than at any other time of the year. Not only does cold weather cause us to spend more time indoors where microbes [...]

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Turmeric: The Real Super Spice

By | November 26th, 2015|Categories: Immunity, nutrition|Tags: , |

Turmeric is a root crop with rather ordinary looking brown skin that reveals bright yellow-orange flesh inside. It's been cultivated for at least 5,000 years, primarily in tropical regions of Asia. In the 13th century, [...]

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What the WHO Report Says About Processed Meat and Cancer Risk

By | November 8th, 2015|Categories: nutrition|

When the World Health Organization (WHO) released its report that stated processed meats, including ham, bacon, and sausage, had an association with increased cancer risk, people around the world began to mourn the loss of [...]

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My Top 5 Plant-Based Cold & Flu Busters

By | October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Immunity, nutrition, superfoods|

As we shift into the cold weather months, spending less time exposed to immune enhancing vitamin D from the sun and more time huddled indoors, the number of cold and flu cases increases.  If you're in [...]

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HIST: The Must Do Exercise for Everyone

By | October 16th, 2015|Categories: high intensity strength training, Weight Loss|

Most people are still under the impression that more time spent working out equals more fat loss and better fitness results.  But if you frequent any of the popular health clubs or cardio-fitness studios, you'll find [...]

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There’s No Such Thing As Anti-Aging. What’s Your ‘Thrive-Span’?

By | August 14th, 2015|Categories: anti-aging|

The minute we are born, the aging process begins.  Every living being, from an amoeba to mammal, has a particular life cycle.  So, despite the success of the over $100 billion anti-aging industry, unless you [...]

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Stand Up For Your Health. All That Sitting Is Detrimental

By | August 7th, 2015|Categories: Lifestyle Habits|

It's not that your chair is trying to kill you, it just enables behavior that over the long term can compromise your health. A number of health hazards are associated with sedentary behavior, but more [...]

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The Power of Water: Why and How To Gain Maximum Benefits

By | June 6th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Water is essential to sustain all life; from an environmental to the cellular level.  We can only last days without water, while we can survive for up to 3 weeks without food.  The human body uses water [...]

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Eat Coconut for Optimal Health and Fat Loss

By | April 11th, 2015|Categories: nutrition, superfoods|

Coconuts are one of the most versatile fruits around the world, with Indonesia, Phillipines, India, Sri Lanka and Brazil rounding out the top 5 coconut producing countries. Every part of the coconut plant is utilized, making it an [...]

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Reset Your Hormones For Easier Weight Loss

By | February 28th, 2015|Categories: Hormones, nutrition, Weight Loss|

The timing could not be better for the release of Dr. Sara Gottfried’s new book, The Hormone Reset Diet.   In a time when weight control is more challenging and complex than ever before, she [...]

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HOW MUCH VITAMIN D IS OPTIMAL?

By | February 7th, 2015|Categories: Immunity, Longevity, nutrition|Tags: |

Vitamin D is an extremely vital nutrient, providing us with so many health benefits.  In addition to the well known connection between bone health and vitamin D, mounting evidence has also linked vitamin D deficiency [...]

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Shedding Light On The Calorie Myth

By | January 25th, 2015|Categories: nutrition, Weight Loss|Tags: , , |

In the early 90’s, as I was emerging from NYU with my graduate degree in nutrition, the idea that calorie content was not the primary factor in determining weight loss or gain, would have been [...]

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Keeping It Clean In 2015

By | January 24th, 2015|Categories: nutrition, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , |

It’s easy to overdo it during December’s festivities, followed by a mad rush to clean up your act in January, but what's your maintenance plan for the 11 months remaining? We’ve rounded up some of [...]

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Demystifying Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage by Yvette Morales, LMT

By | December 28th, 2014|Categories: massage|

As a graduate of the Swedish Institute and a practicing licensed Massage Therapist for over 15 years, one of the highlights of my career occurred last June.  I was invited to join the team at [...]

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6 Holiday Weight Management Tips That Work

By | December 20th, 2014|Categories: high intensity strength training, nutrition|Tags: |

Holiday weight gain may seem like a fact of life for many Americans, but the truth is it doesn't have to be. Rather than resign yourself to loosening your belt to accommodate holiday excesses, commit [...]

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Weight Loss Benefits of Metabolic Testing (RMR)

By | December 12th, 2014|Categories: high intensity strength training, nutrition|Tags: , |

Often times losing weight can be hit or miss, but the more information you can obtain about how your body functions, the less guess work is involved. One of the greatest benefits of metabolic testing (RMR) [...]

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“Ending the Fear of Fat in Food: Keep Your Focus on Healthy Fats”

By | December 5th, 2014|Categories: nutrition|Tags: |

For many people, the most dastardly "f" word in the English language does not have four letters, but three: fat. Considering that fat has yet to fully recover from the bad rap it [...]

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The Connection Between Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism

By | November 29th, 2014|Categories: nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Food and fitness are essential for maintaining a healthy weight, which we all know, but what about the connection between nutrition, exercise and metabolism?  How much can we effect our metabolism? Read on to learn how eating well [...]

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Healthy Fats- 5 Reasons Why They Should Be A Staple In Your Diet

By | November 21st, 2014|Categories: nutrition|

Most of us already consider avocados, almonds, walnuts and other nuts  “healthy fats.” But what many don’t know is what these fats do to earn the “healthy” title compared to “unhealthy fats,” like trans fats. Trans fats [...]

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The MELT Method: A Self-Treatment Method For Chronic Pain

By | August 29th, 2014|Categories: pilates|

What are you looking for in your exercise regimen? Everybody has a different reason to work out. Some people want to lose body fat while others may want to build muscle; but there is an endless [...]

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Intermittent Fasting: Increases Longevity and Fat Loss

By | August 16th, 2014|Categories: Longevity, nutrition, Weight Loss|

Intermittent Fasting is a method of eating that offers many health and fat loss benefits.  A major study was completed in 2003 on rats where the group of rats subjected to intermittent fasting showed lower resting [...]

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Going Vegetarian…When You’ve Been A Meat-Eater Your Whole Life

By | August 1st, 2014|Categories: nutrition|

People choose the vegetarian lifestyle for many reasons. Some people want to eat healthier by cutting out fattening foods and harmful antibiotics and hormones, while others choose vegetarianism for reasons of personal belief or faith. If you've [...]

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Strength-Training: Is Half An Hour Really Enough?

By | July 25th, 2014|Categories: high intensity strength training|

By Jon Rothschild “Half an hour?! I’m in the gym for at least an hour and forty-five minutes every time. How can you say you get as much done in half an hour? It doesn’t make [...]

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Your Solutions To Permanent Fat Loss

By | June 22nd, 2014|Categories: high intensity strength training, nutrition|

As summer looms lots of people are planning vacations and stressing over how they're going to fit into last year’s warm-weather wardrobe.  Are emergency measures  necessary? Well, you could start with garcinia cambogia, green coffee [...]

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Spices, Anti-aging and All Things Nice

By | June 20th, 2014|Categories: anti-aging, nutrition|

The anti-aging industry is growing and thriving.  With products and treatments, such as facial serums that promise to turn back the clock in days, chemical peels that supposedly peel away years and anti-aging supplements that boost skin [...]

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Pumping Iron in Boro Park – A Cantor Sings the Praises of Strength Training

By | May 19th, 2014|Categories: high intensity strength training|

By Anton Thompson How much does Pavarotti bench press? Before you write it off as a stupid question, listen to this story about a world renowned cantor in need of some special personal assistance. Most [...]

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Strength Training Health Benefits- Not Just for Bodybuilders

By | May 9th, 2014|Categories: high intensity strength training|

For many people, strength training conjures up images of muscle-bound bodybuilders sweating at the local gym. But strength training is based on the simple principle that if you work a muscle with resistance, it will [...]

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3 Super Nutritious Protein Sources for Weight Loss

By | April 11th, 2014|Categories: nutrition|

When changing the diet to achieve weight loss, people often omit foods, which in turn sets up a feeling of both physical and even emotional deprivation. Protein is an essential component of eating healthy and providing [...]

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A Healthy Vegetarian Dinner Menu for You to Try

By | April 4th, 2014|Categories: nutrition|

Eating vegetarian doesn't mean you can't enjoy great foods and great flavors. That's just a misconception. The truth is, foods that are vegetarian-friendly can be just as tasty (and healthier) than traditional foods served for dinner. And [...]

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Three Research Studies Reveal the Benefits of Pilates

By | March 21st, 2014|Categories: pilates|

In March of 2010, the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research published an article that examined the benefits of Pilates exercise in several key areas. The study researched both a control group and an experimental group, where the experimental [...]

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The Nutrition of Nuts: The Myths, The Facts, The Ones You Should Be Eating

By | March 14th, 2014|Categories: nutrition|

The right nuts, when eaten in moderation, can make a great healthy snack, as many of them are nutrient dense. However, the mistake many people make when eating nuts is purchasing them pre-roasted, and eating [...]

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5 Foods that Help Fend Off Stress [stress & emotional eating management]

By | March 7th, 2014|Categories: nutrition|

Tension and stress can lead to an unhealthy eating pattern and unhealthy eating choices. But giving in to that temptation on a regular basis would wreak havoc for our bodies and our minds. Instead, here are [...]

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Habits that Promote Anti-aging and a Happier, Healthier You

By | February 21st, 2014|Categories: anti-aging|

Habits can wreck or make you.  If there were a set of habits that could slow down the hands of the clock and help you look younger, feel younger and live longer, wouldn’t you like [...]

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Stop Weight Loss Plateaus With Metabolism Boosting Foods

By | February 14th, 2014|Categories: nutrition|

More than 35% of the population in the United States are overweight, with many being clinically obese.  Many people who have taken the courageous path of changing their lifestyle to lose weight can be discouraged [...]

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Transitioning to a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Dieting Approach

By | February 1st, 2014|Categories: nutrition|

It is becoming more widely understood how a whole-food, plant-based approach to the way we nourish our bodies is the best nutritional path to health, fitness and longevity. The average American diet has resulted in a large [...]

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Things a Nutritionist Wants You to Know About the Best Type of Diet for Seniors

By | January 24th, 2014|Categories: anti-aging, nutrition|

As the population ages, more people may need to consult a nutritionist to learn how to adapt their diet to a new stage in life. Most people will require fewer calories as they grow older, but they [...]

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A Healthy Lifestyle Can assist with Anti-aging

By | January 17th, 2014|Categories: anti-aging|

A healthy lifestyle can mean different things to all of us. For some of us it may include just eating better. For others, maybe it's getting more exercise. Still others may choose to experience more social activities [...]

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Nutrition: Extending the Life and Benefit of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

By | January 10th, 2014|Categories: nutrition|

Dr. Mercola relayed some eye-opening statistics from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC): When it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables, Americans throw out more than they consume. On average, 52% of the produce we bring home [...]

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Use Positive and Negative Associations to Achieve Weight Loss

By | December 20th, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

To achieve healthy weight loss, it takes a combination of eating healthy and exercise. However, it is difficult to lose weight when you have negative emotions associated with the things that help you lose weight (healthy [...]

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Weight Loss Instead of Medication: The Cure for Common Health Conditions

By | November 29th, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

We live in an over-medicated society.  Almost every ailment has a pill for which a doctor can write a prescription for an easy, though often temporary, “fix.” Many of those drugs are prescribed for conditions [...]

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Optimal Nutrition, Put Down the Addictive Oreos

By | November 22nd, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

It's not earth-shattering news that foods high in fat and sugar are not the best nutritional choice for people trying to maintain a healthy diet.  Many  individuals believe there is no harm in eating these foods in [...]

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Will Consumers In Favor of GMO-Free Foods Win The Vote In Washington?

By | November 2nd, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

The next big vote for the labeling of genetically modified foods is set to occur in Washington state on November 5, where citizens will be able to vote for “The People's Right To Know Genetically [...]

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Protect Yourself from the Flu with Vitamin D and Nutrition

By | October 25th, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

Flu season is coming, and the best way to fight it is to prevent it. While some may line up for flu shots, others may prefer to tackle the virus with natural health strategies. Let's [...]

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For a whole-food, plant-based approach to wellness, eat your broccoli

By | October 11th, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

It may not have been your favorite veggie growing up, but a research team from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom is giving us another reason to eat our broccoli. Lab tests on both animal [...]

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How Will Working With A Nutritionist Help You Feel Better?

By | September 27th, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

Regardless of what medical problems you're struggling with, nutrition therapy is a major component of the type of treatment we offer to our clients. It's really incredible how much the food we put into our bodies affects [...]

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The anti-aging relief of acupuncture – 7 myths explained

By | September 6th, 2013|Categories: anti-aging|Tags: |

The earliest mention of acupuncture dates back to an Oriental medical book from around 2700 B.C. Despite it's long history, the practice of acupuncture is still generally regarded as somewhat mysterious by Americans. Here are seven [...]

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Beat the Heat With the Right Nutrition!

By | August 31st, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

Foods with high-water content are an enjoyable way to stay hydrated during the summer months. Getting plenty of fluids is essential to summertime-health. Add some zest to your water by adding frozen lemons and limes and consider a nutrition plan that will [...]

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Complete Protein Combinations for Vegetarians

By | August 9th, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

It has been proven many times that people who follow vegetarian or vegan diets are at a lower risk for developing many dangerous health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), and many [...]

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Anti-Aging as Billion-Dollar Industry: Why isn’t Eating Healthy Food Considered First?

By | August 2nd, 2013|Categories: anti-aging, nutrition|

Did you know there's an anti-aging industry that's worth billions today and expected to grow? Most of that industry involves specialized pills, hormone replacement therapy and more advanced plastic surgery techniques to help the aging population look or feel [...]

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3 Healthy Tips for Stress & Emotional Eating Management

By | July 18th, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

Everyone has their vices. For someone who avoids the bar and never picks up a cigarette, a pint of ice cream in front of the television could be their coping mechanism for the stress of everyday life. [...]

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Planning Ahead for Nutrition – Why Meal Preparation Sets the Tone for a Healthy Week

By | July 5th, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

So the dreaded Monday comes along, and you will eat your oatmeal and egg whites for breakfast and that salad you threw together for lunch.  You will even have a piece of fruit and almonds [...]

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Organic Foods: Are They Worth the Price?

By | June 21st, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

As Americans begin to focus more on nutrition and healthy eating, organic meats, dairy products and produce have risen in popularity. Once found only in health food stores, organic food is now readily available at major supermarkets. Organic [...]

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High Intensity Training (HIT) for Women

By | June 14th, 2013|Categories: high intensity strength training|

If you’re seeking to improve your overall health and well-being, there are three areas to focus on: nutrition, aerobic exercise and strength training. Within these three staples of wellness are several choices: what types and amount [...]

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Jump-start Your Lifestyle Change with Metabolic Testing (RMR)

By | June 7th, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

So you made the decision to create a healthier lifestyle—limiting your consumption of processed foods and switching to a diet based on plants and whole foods, increasing your daily exercise and focusing on core strength [...]

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GMO’s Not the Way to Go: Finding GMO-Free Foods and Products

By | May 18th, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

At Living Proof, we believe in natural approaches to wellness, so the topic of GMOs is of particular concern to us and our clients. Read on to learn more about what GMOs are, how to avoid [...]

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Nutrition Strategies For Healthy and Delicious Dining Out

By | May 3rd, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

You don’t have to give up dining out just because you’re serious about nutrition and watching your weight. These are a few simple steps that will let you enjoy the foods you love without going overboard on [...]

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Fat Loss – Take it fast, and then slow, and then fast again

By | April 26th, 2013|Categories: high intensity strength training|

If you've been exercising for a while but aren't seeing the fat loss results you would like, don't despair, and don't stop! Regular exercise improves the cardiovascular system, reduces stress, and has numerous other benefits. What you [...]

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Stress & Emotional Eating Management: Step Away from the Refrigerator!

By | April 21st, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

We all do it.  You’re up late working on a big project or presentation, and you decide to take a little snack break.  Except the snack break turns into a chips and salsa binge.  Or [...]

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Weight loss: Where people go wrong.

By | April 12th, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

It is very obvious to many that the world has a weight problem. Our sedentary lifestyle and easy access to unhealthy foods has taken it's toll on humanity. However, it seems more than ever we [...]

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Long-term, a Whole-food, Plant-based Approach Is More Beneficial

By | April 5th, 2013|Categories: nutrition|

When we really stand back and look at the world around us from a dietary perspective, things can look pretty scary. Fast-food chains on every corner, vending machines in schools, and have you ever seen [...]

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Personal Training Might Be The Missing Piece In Your Health Regimen

By | March 28th, 2013|Categories: high intensity strength training|

One of the most frustrating things about starting a weight loss plan is not seeing the results you were hoping to see when you began. This is the time of year many people abandon their [...]

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Managing Emotional Eating

By | November 11th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

We all do it. It’s a learned response that is often introduced during childhood. Most of us can think of many instances as kids where a ‘bad’ day at school, on the playground or right [...]

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“Genetic Roulette” – Watch this Movie for Free until 11/6.

By | October 12th, 2012|Categories: nutrition|

  Have you been perplexed by the rampant increase in food allergies? Are you scratching you head as to why so many adults are developing wheat & gluten intolerance all of a sudden? How about [...]

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