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The Thyroid Network and How to Keep It Healthy

We hear about how we should keep our thyroids in check and about thyroid disorders, but do you know what the thyroid is responsible for and how to optimize the gland so you can feel your best? Here is a fast read on exactly what the thyroid is responsible for and what factors can cause it to fluctuate. I will also touch on ways to take care of your thyroids. Happy learning! First thing's first: What is the Thyroid? (more…)

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Diets, Health

Finger Tapping Your Way to Weight Loss?

Have you heard of tapping? There are many ways to do it, but Prevention Magazine says that, "The secret to weight loss might truly be at your fingertips: Tapping your forehead with your finger for 30 seconds could cut food cravings, suggests recent research presented at the Obesity Society Annual Meeting." Yes, You Tube has many tapping videos available to watch if you are interested in technique or want to experiment. "It's not the only distraction trick that works—obese people in the study also tapped their ears with their fingers, tapped their feet on the floor, and stared at a

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Diets

Here’s 7 Ways To Eat Less Sugar

If you want to quickly pack on a few pounds then eat lots of refined sugar. Oh, wait, why would you want to do that? Let’s eat less sugar, instead, and watch the pounds effortlessly slide off… We’ve been eating more and more sugar over the past 200 years, which has led to rising obesity numbers. Back in 1822 the average person ate only 6.3 lbs of sugar per year, compared to 130 lbs of sugar in 2012. That’s more than 20 times as much sugar in our modern diet! No wonder we are bigger than ever… (more…)

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Essential Oils, Health

Supercharge Your Metabolism and Lose Weight in 7 Simple Steps

Your body's metabolism is comprised of enzymes and hormones. Metabolism converts your food intake into fuel (your body's energy). You have probably heard that some people are genetically predisposed to a sluggish metabolism, which is attributed to weight gain. While this may be true for some people, know that there are certain foods that naturally help increase metabolism and shed pounds. The following healthy eating plan shows how to incorporate these natural metabolism booster foods into a daily diet. (more…)

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Diets, Health

Do You Know About Moringa Oleifera?

Though used in many parts of the world for already many decades, the knowledge of this amazing Moringa Oleifera plant that originates in northern areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan is just now spreading to the Americas. This almost miracle-like plant's leaves, bark, flowers, fruits, seeds and roots are used to treat many diseases from asthma to thyroid diseases. Read more to learn why maybe looking into having Moringa Oleifera products in your house may be a beneficial step toward optimal health. (more…)

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Health

Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2015

In this year’s “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2015: What’s Driving the Market” published in the November/December issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®, the top results on what’s going to change and shake up your work outs for the biggest gain (or loss, so to speak) are in. The American College of Sports Medicine asks thousands of fitness professionals across the world come up with a great list of what is trending in gyms and in the fitness minds of people for 2015, and the list may surprise you. Popular exercises like spin and Zumba have dwindled lower

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Fitness

6 Clearly Defined Concepts for Creating the New You 2015

Okay, here it comes. . . It is January 1st again. A time when most of us are making the commitment to get in shape, for real this time! Unfortunately it usually plays out to be the same silly song and dance we act out with ourselves as well as with others leading to a lack of sustainable success.  And yet, here we are (again), trying to fulfill some deep desire to make improvements to this elusive and vague thing called fitness. Kindly allow me to present you with a theory of why you may be continually falling short of

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Nutrition

Power House Super Greens Better Than Kale

I think we can all agree that kale's popularity in the limelight has some of the other super green vegetables a little jealous, especially because not everyone knows just how beneficial they are. Some people's digestive system cannot handle the coarseness of the hearty kale plant (even when it is cooked) because of of the sulfur the digestive process stirs up during digestion. Below are super greens that are overlooked that yield significant positive nutritional health benefits (other than our trusty kale) and the highest nutrient per calorie score. 1. Collard and Mustard Greens: Great for reducing cholesterol, high in

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Diets, Nutrition

9 New Rules of Lean Eating

You'd like your eating plan to work for you - to get you the results that you want without lots of complicated steps. The good news is that lean eating does not mean complicated eating...it just means eating smart. Read on for the NEW rules of lean eating that will make fat loss second nature. And don't worry, lean eating can still be very delicious. In fact, you'll find many of your new, lean meals to be better in flavor and more satisfying than your old, fattening eats. (more…)

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Diets, Health

The Garcinia Cambogia Promise

If you have a facebook account, you have probably clicked on an article that is really a hidden ad for Garcinia Cambogia, a weight loss miracle that is said to have no negative side effects but help you become shredded. Yes, this sounds too good to be true (so probably is). What is Garcinia Cambogia? It is a plant where the fruit rind is used to make medicine. Marketed as a very inexpensive and natural (even organic) pumpkin-shaped fruit native to Indonesia, this miracle supplement is all the rage. I think the words, "scientifically proven to tear away fat from your

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