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Confessions, Regrets, and Promises: Why Fake Food is Just not Worth Eating

by Brad
fake food just isn't worth eating because it's always followed by regret

I have a confession to make. It’s a hard one to admit, but yes, sometimes I eat unhealthy things I know I shouldn’t. It’s not often, but it happens. And here’s the kicker…I regret it every time.

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Closed: Blendtec Professional’s Choice Total Blender

by Brad
blendtec blender giveaway

We’re giving away a Blendtec TB-621-20 Total Blender, and we want to make you a winner!

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Intermittent Fasting For Women – Don’t Do It Without Reading This First

by Brad
intermittent fasting for women

If you already have enough stress on your plate, or even if you’re feeling groovy, IF may not be something you want to take on. Let’s talk about why intermittent fasting for women may need to be practiced only after special consideration.

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Recent Research: Antibiotics, Trans Fats, Farmed Shrimp, African Americans and Vitamin D, Take Vitamin D with Fat, Fewer C-Sections at Birth Centers

by Brad
recent research antibiotics trans fats vitamin d caesarean births

Recent research tells us about the need for vitamin D, especially for African Americans, the lack of need for antibiotics for particular infections, dangers of contaminated shrimp, and options to avoid Caesarean deliveries.

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Exercise Better Than Crosswords for Preventing Mental Decline?

by Brad
exercise prevents mental decline

A new study published in the medical journal Neurology suggests a brisk walk or bike ride may actually be better at preventing mental decline than crosswords, learning a foreign language, or visiting with family and friends.

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Doubting My Way through Dogma in Search of the One True Way to Eat Healthy

by Brad
thinking my way to the right way to eat

The most intelligently designed academic study can only tell us what’s right for the people in that study, or the average person, and I’ve yet to meet the average person.

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Juicer vs Blender – Which One Should You Buy?

by Brad
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So many times I’ve been asked this question. Which is healthier – smoothies or juices? Quality juicers and blenders are expensive so the juicer vs blender question almost always comes in the same breath. If a person has to choose, which one should they buy?

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Mercury in Fish: Avoiding Seafood Isn’t the Answer

by Brad
mercury in fish

Why are we being warned against eating such a nutritious food? Well, it’s not the fish themselves that are bad; it’s what is in them that we have to worry about.

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Natural Remedy for Restless Leg Syndrome

by Brad
natural remedy for restless leg syndrome

If you are someone who struggles with restless leg syndrome or know someone who does, you’re well aware of the havoc RLS can have on sleep and the cascading negative effects that follow. RLS impacts both those struggling with it and their partners.

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Overfed and Undernourished – Modern Foods and Famine in a Land of Plenty

by Brad
overfed and undernourished

We’re all well aware of the obesity epidemic in the developed world. Did you also know that right alongside the obesity we have a major issue of malnourishment?

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Don’t Be a Ghrelin Gremlin: Sleep to Maintain a Healthy Weight

by Brad
sleep to lose weight

The importance of sleep as a contributor to every aspect of health in your life is impossible to overemphasize. Poor sleep puts every other pursuit on hold, or extremely delayed. Bottom line, you have to make good sleep a priority in order to enjoy a happy, healthy journey.

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Five “Health” Claims on Food that Should Make You Mad

by Brad
health claims on food

When you see any of these five terms on a package you can bet the food inside inside is anything but healthy.

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The Difference Between Starch and Fiber and Choosing a Digestive Enzyme that Works for You

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what are digestive enzymes

Starch and fiber. One we’re told to avoid because as much as we can because it can spike blood sugar, and the other we’re told we don’t get enough of. Want to hear something funny? They’re nearly the same thing – both are made from simple sugars. But don’t stop there cause there is a difference in how they’re formed and digested.

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