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Foods That Boost Metabolism & Keep You Lean

A person’s metabolism is one of the most complicated systems in your body. Technically speaking, metabolism refers to the body’s network of hormones and enzymes that are responsible for transforming the food you eat into your body’s fuel. Your body then utilizes this fuel (or energy) to maintain bodily functions and allows daily activities to be performed (i.e, breathing, pumping and circulating blood, sleeping, walking, and even simply the act of sitting! The energy, or fuel, is measured in calories. More (or heavy) food = more calories.

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Eat Right For Your Blood Type Review

The Eat Right for Your Type diet encourages people to eat certain foods and avoid others based on their blood type — A, B, AB, or O. Peter J. D’Adamo, a naturopathic doctor and the author of Eat Right for Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight, believes blood types not only affect the digestive system, but that a person’s blood type also determines their susceptibility to certain illnesses and how they should eat and exercise.

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20 Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric

Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, and was traditionally called “Indian saffron” because of its deep yellow-orange color. It has been used as a condiment, healing remedy and textile dye. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. The most popular uses include (in no particular order), flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.

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Question: How Do I Gain Weight?

There is an overwhelming amount of attention placed on weight loss and dieting, but if you are one of the small percentages of Americans who are underweight, packing on the pounds in a healthy manner can seem nearly impossible. The high rate of obesity and overweight problems in our culture means there is much more emphasis on losing weight rather than gaining weight. It is easy to forget about people who are too thin. Yes, aging also affects appetite, as we gradually lose some of our ability to smell and taste foods, and some people are naturally thin and want to be bigger. But being underweight can result from eating disorders or appetite loss due to certain medical conditions. If you are spending a great deal of your energy lifting weights, chugging weight gaining protein shakes, and stuffing yourself with full fat ice cream, cookies, or cereal at bedtime to no avail is draining and very hard on your internal body systems. But just as it is in losing weight, a little planning and attention to good nutrition can help you gain weight!

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