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  1. Alcohol & Your Waistline: Is alcohol slowing down your metabolism
    01
    Jul

    Alcohol & Your Waistline: Is alcohol slowing down your metabolism

    Two-hundred calories coming from a handful of gummy worms does not have the same metabolic effect as two-hundred calories coming from spinach. The way food is metabolised in our bodies has much more to do with the nutrient composition than it does caloric value. Our body wants to break it down and get it out. What this means is as soon as you have a drink, your liver will start breaking down the alcohol (otherwise known as ethanol), and as a result, your body will use the by-products of ethanol for fuel over everything else. 

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  2. Sports Nutrition for Teens: Important Vitamins and Minerals
    01
    Jul

    Sports Nutrition for Teens: Important Vitamins and Minerals

    Dietary and lifestyle concerns change as a person ages, but the core vitamins and minerals that can help with exercise performance will benefit a person of any age. Young people engaging in regular physical activity should ensure that they have a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals that will help their bodies perform and recover optimally.

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  3. BCAA Coco-sicles
    01
    Jul

    BCAA Coco-sicles

    Berries are rich in antioxidants that are crucial for anyone, especially those who exercise. During exercising, whether it be weightlifting, spinning, or running, free radicals are created in the body. Free radicals are created due to the stress that is being put on the body during exercise.

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  4. Postpartum Collagen Energy Bites

    Collagen is the main protein in the vaginal canal and is a thin lining that separates the internal and external surfaces of the vagina. Collagen plays a role in supporting vaginal elasticity, and strengthening the pelvic floor and reproductive tract, which is important for birth. Collagen is not only needed during pregnancy to prevent stretch marks, but should be supplemented post pregnancy to replenish lost collagen during birth.

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  5. The truth about net carbs vs total carbs on a low-carb or keto diet.

    While the ketogenic diet is more focused on keeping carbs below a certain range, those following a low-carb diet will also need to limit their daily carb intake. The three macronutrients are protein, fat and carbs. Coming from a standard diet you’re greatly reducing your carb intake, and unless you track, it can be easy to over eat carbohydrates in the beginning. 

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  6. The Affect Of Massage Therapy And Patient Outcome
    01
    Jun

    The Affect Of Massage Therapy And Patient Outcome

    Massage therapy is the hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues in the body.  Soft tissue is found throughout our body, and is comprised of muscle, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, fat tissue, joints and blood vessels.  Massage techniques are applied with the hands, elbows, forearms, and sometimes devices.   

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  7. Electrolytes: Why Your Body Needs Them
    01
    Jun

    Electrolytes: Why Your Body Needs Them

    Magnesium is one of my favourite minerals. Our bones readily take up magnesium at a high rate, so it’s no surprise that 60% of the magnesium in your body is found in your bones. Energy production, lactic acid removal, and immune function all rely on optimal magnesium intake. Athletes deficient in dietary magnesium intake may have a significant reduction in exercise performance when compared to their peers. Excessive alcohol intake, gastrointestinal problems, anorexia, and certain medications may predispose an individual to insufficient magnesium status.

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  8. Training Our Youth: Building a Future Foundation
    01
    Jun

    Training Our Youth: Building a Future Foundation

    One step in helping teenagers make smart food choices. Instead of buying “junk food”, fill your house with vegetables, fruits, whole grains and water. Parents also need to remember what it was like to be a teenager. Teens want to hang out with their friends and do what their friends do. For teenagers, going to fast food restaurants with their friends is usually for the social aspect. Instead of worrying about what they are going to eat when they go out, why not look at the menu with your teen and find healthier options when eating out.

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  9. What is Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (or PCOS)?
    01
    Jun

    What is Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (or PCOS)?

    The Healthy eating pattern and regular physical activity can help in controlling weight and insulin resistance. As noted earlier, Insulin resistance is common in patients diagnosed with PCOS; which can lead to higher insulin levels in the blood for compensation. Insulin increase the testosterone levels (the male hormone). A low glycemic Index (GI) can help for controlling insulin resistance.
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  10. Easy, All Natural Solutions to Dry Skin
    01
    May

    Easy, All Natural Solutions to Dry Skin

    Dry skin is usually a benign skin condition. Unfortunately, it can also be very uncomfortable. Our skin is our largest organ and acts as a waterproof, insulating shield guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. It also exudes antibacterial substances that prevent infection, manufactures vitamin D and helps detoxify our bodies of harmful toxins.

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