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Fitness

Acceleration Training: The Power Plate

My new favorite piece of equipment for fitness, flexibility, whole body circulation, muscle strengthening, conditioning and recovery is the Power Plate. Okay, maybe I am so attracted to this doctor's scale looking vibrating machine because it started out so foreign to me, and it promised the world, and would reduce cellulite? The Power Plate company uses the ideology and science of accelerated training (vibration plate technology) to naturally stimulate the body's reaction to vibration (in as little as 15 minutes, three times a week). It is not just a fad, however. In Europe, acceleration training has been scientifically proven to help

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Nutrition, Recipes

Grill Your Way Lean

Grilling is the most popular pastime of summer. While outdoor cookouts are a great opportunity to relax and visit with friends and family, did you know that the average barbecue meal exceeds 1500 calories? That’s almost an entire day’s worth of calories in one meal. That type of eating will do some serious damage to your waist over the course of the summer. The good news is that barbecue season doesn’t have to be fattening. In fact, with a few small changes to your barbecue menu, you can turn summer into the perfect opportunity for weight loss. (more…)

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Cancer, Health

Medical Marijuana: A Look Into How It Helps

With all the controversy with marijuana (for as long as people can remember), it is definitely a subject that holds great debate. Even its many nick names can bring about a different attitude or feeling. Medical cannabis, another popular alternative name, has reached great popularity as a form of natural and alternative healing across many health (including traditional, clinical, modern eastern and western) mediums and culture. Marijuana is used, for different purposes (recreational or medicinal) and by people of all ages. This article is a fundamental outline of the most popular medicinal uses for the green plant. Politics (so far

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Diets, Health

The Promised Miracle Weight Loss Pill: Garcinia Cambosia

It is all over the internet, including most forms of social media and has superstar medical doctors, such as Dr. Oz endorsing it for its amazing weight loss abilities. People say it is inexpensive, works like no other supplement, safe and accessible. They are all taking about Garcinia Cambosia, a tropical plant which yields a fruit that with its rind, has many medicinal healing properties. It is a completely organic pumpkin-shaped fruit native to Indonesia and has been successfully and scientifically proven to "tear away fat from the body." Yes. It is a miracle. Please keep reading for benefits, warnings and

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Cancer, Health

Fucoidan: Combat Cancer, Degenerative Diseases and Metabolic Syndromes

Everyone should be familiarizing their "health" vocabulary with fucoidan. This amazing neutraceutical has been documented for over a century to combat cancer, degenerative diseases and metabolic syndromes. Good sources of fucoidan (found from non-radiated and contaminated seaweed) has been documented to boost immune system, decrease inflammation in the body and help people loose weight. Keep reading to learn more about the amazing benefits of fucoidan, and why you should be taking this supplement daily. (more…)

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture, the New (Chinese) Year and Mental Clarity

The start of the new year is a time of looking back at what we have achieved in the past year and looking forward to the future. Happy Chinese New Year! I like to call this a second new years, and another chance to reflect on goals and resolve challenges still confronting to us. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is a great way to help achieve the changes you seek as it assists in preventing illness, relieving stress, minimizing aches and pains, improving energy and nurturing balance. Maintaining a calm and clear mind helps to strengthen your resolve as you take

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Diets, Health

Why Diets Seem to Fail

It is an obsession with many Americans and those of the progressive and developed countries. . .  Weight Loss and dieting. It is no surprise that year after year, weight loss remains one of the top 3 new year resolutions on most people's list. Sure, losing weight is one of the top resolutions made each New Year, but only about twenty percent of people are able to achieve weight-loss. Here are some reasons why diets fail: (more…)

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Fitness, Health

2014 Top Fitness and Weight Loss Trends

It’s that time of year again . . . The smell of evergreen and cinnamon in the air and the thought of holiday festivities. What some may consider the “most wonderful time of the year,” is always followed by the wouldas, shouldas and couldas, or what I like to call New Year resolutions. On the top of most people’s list is the very popular, weight loss and get fit aspirations. The following article highlights the top fitness trends for the 2014 year from the American College of Sports Medicine, who conducts this world-wide survey of over 50,000 professional fitness instructors

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Health, Pregnancy, Skin

9 Types of Body Wraps for Weightloss, Circulation and Detox

Body wraps are one of the best ways to relax in a spa. There are many types of body wraps offered in professional salons and spas as well as great quality do-it-yourself wraps at home. The most popular reasons why people choose to have body wraps done is for toning and tightening specific trouble areas of the body, to rid the body of excess water weight and toxins, as an accelerator of weight and inch loss,  and to increase circulation. Here is a list of the most popular types of body wraps and how they are performed. Most people do

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Health, Nutrition

14 Power Foods for Fat Burning and Lean Muscle Gaining

Eat these foods every week to boost up the fat burning potential of the body (increase immunity power and digestive wellness, too). Try to limit or cut out processed foods and high "bad" and trans fat foods that are deep fried and processed with damaging oils. Examples of both include: white pastas, packaged snacks, crackers (raw and sprouted are fine), cereals, high sugar or artificial sugar ANYTHING that does not come from mother nature (like fruit) and foods that spike and drop insulin without any other added benefits. There is a very very long and involved list of food additives and common

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