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Category Archives: Diet & Fitness

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Part 1 The Atkins Diet How many diets do you think you’ve been on in your lifetime? One? Five? Twenty? Shedding unwanted weight is never easy, and many people turn to popular diets or weight-loss methods to try to r

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Facts on Fasting You Must Know Have you been feeling a bit run-down lately, or just a bit out of sorts? Maybe you haven’t been eating as healthfully as you should, or you’ve put on a few pounds and feel a little s

Couple Enjoying Romantic Beach Holiday
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“Live in the Sunshine, Swim the Sea, Drink the Wild Air…” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Ever notice you’re more alert, calm, relaxed, and in better spirits after a day at the beach? The invigorating fresh air, the soo

Tablet with the diagnosis Acid Reflux on the display
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Many patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), better known as acid reflux, try many different treatments and medications before finding one that even comes close to addressing symptoms.  And some

Elbow Pain
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Injury and Healing 101: Move It to Use It Everyone is so worried about injuries these days it’s a wonder we still play sports at all. After 25 years spent working in the field of sports medicine teaching people how

Woman sleeping
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Eight hours a day keeps the doctor away . . . in an ideal world. We know medical research tells us to get more sleep, but for a society on a perma-drip of caffeine and chaos, it’s easier preached than practiced. In fac

Paraplegic Athlete With Basketball In Wheelchair
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Who would have thought that a backyard summer camp for kids and adults with special needs and intellectual disabilities could have become what it is today: a worldwide movement, helping to change the lives and attitudes

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If you’re a fan of the Dr. Oz show, or Dr. Oz in general, than you may think he’s a fairly “straight-shooter” when it comes to advising you on your health and wellness. So, it’s no surprise that he caused quite

Young woman smiling, portrait
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Yes, you know that obesity is a problem. You’ve heard that it is associated with 162,000 deaths every year due to resultant cancers, conditions and diseases.   You understand that it poses a significant financial str

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You don’t need to be a fitness junkie to have heard of CrossFit. These days everyone knows at least one person who is singing the praises of CrossFit and telling anyone who will listen just why you “must” give it a

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You always hear how yoga is so good for you – both physically and mentally. It can be calming, as well as a really good workout. However, not everyone is convinced that yoga is a healthy option. A recent New York Time

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With the holidays over, and New Year’s resolutions in full swing, many of you will be setting your sights on fitness and looking for something new to help you achieve your fitness and weight loss goals over the coming

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The Mediterranean Diet: it just sounds cool, doesn’t it? I mean, if you had to choose between the “Siberian Diet” and the “Mediterranean Diet” I’m guessing the latter would win hands down. And now, for more

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Similar to jelqing, kegel exercises are designed to strengthen your penis, reduce premature ejaculation and increase the size and intensity of your erections. Yet unlike jelqing, which focuses on stretching your penis,

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Children are put into foster care for variety of reasons–parental neglect, physical and sexual abuse, abandonment, incarceration, and parent death often necessitate removing children from their home. But should an obes

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Few diets have sparked as much controversy as the Paleolithic or “caveman” diet. Die-hard fans are rather vocal in their defense, and staunch opponents are often equally as vocal. However, since the U.S. News & W

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Young women suffering with anorexia nervosa have an intense fear of becoming fat and losing control over how much food they eat.  They have a strong need to feel in control of their environment and emotions.  Low self-

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Watching a loved one suffer with an eating disorder can be a heartbreaking experience. Feelings of helplessness are common. But imagine how you would feel if there was someone actually encouraging your loved one in thei

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Is your coffee being replaced by soda as the beverage of choice to start the morning? For a lot of people the answer is yes. Instead of having a steaming cup of coffee–or in some cases, in addition to–more and more p

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Model Isabelle Caro, a famous French model, died at the age of 28 on November 17, 2010 from “unknown causes.” But her death was closely connected to the eating disorder she had struggled with for more than half her l

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When it comes to looking thin some woman are willing to give up just about anything. This body-conscious society we live in often prompts women to skip meals regularly, take dangerous diet pills, and spend years subject

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We all know that crunchy, yummy French fries are loaded in fat.  That’s why they taste so good!  And it’s also why they're bad for you. But it's not just the fat in French fries that could do you in. The salt in Fr

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For many people relaxing with a nice glass of wine is one of life’s simple pleasures.  Recently, it’s become even more enjoyable as the benefits of wine have made headlines in the media.  It’s not everyday someth

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Worldwide, obesity has reached epidemic proportions. According to the World Health Organisation, more than 1 billion adults are overweight and at least 300 million of them are clinically obese. Obesity poses a major hea

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To understand how to achieve good metabolic health, it is important to understand the hormones that influence your metabolism, which include insulin, ghrelin and leptin. All three of these vital hormones work synergistic