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  1. To Keto or Not to Keto?

    Touted for its weight loss benefits, the Keto or Ketogenic diet has been in the spotlight again after a long hiatus.  It is a diet that has been used for many different things over the years as this article will explore.  There are many questions around how to execute this way of eating, how to stay on track, how to overcome the introduction phase as you enter ketosis, as well as the sustainability of such a diet.

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  2. Olive Oil May Prevent Breast Cancer

    A primary component of olive oil known as hydroxytyrosol has been the subject of a Houston Methodist study of women who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer.  In this study 50 premenopausal and 50 postmenopausal women will be enrolled. Each of the patients will take one 25 mg hydroxytyrosol capsule for 12 months and undergo checkups every three months. It has been shown in previous research that olive oil provides many health benefits which include lowering the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and possibly stroke.  Tejal Patel, M.D., breast medical oncologist with HoustonMethodistCancerCenter, who led this study, said, “We know there is a correlation between breast density and breast cancer. A decrease in density of one percent ca

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  3. Green Tea and Coffee may lower Stroke Risk

    Green Tea and Coffee may lower Stroke Risk

    A new study reports that the consumption of green tea and coffee may lower stroke risk.  Green tea is made from the leaves of an evergreen shrub native to Southeast Asia. Both green tea and black tea are made from the same plant species. Green tea is rich in the class of polyphenol compounds known as catechins. Polyphenols may have health bene­fits for humans.

    In the recent study, 82,369 Japanese men and women without heart disease or cancer were followed for 13 years. Green tea and coffee intake was measured by a food frequency questionnaire.  During the study, 3,425 participants had a stroke and 910 participants developed heart disease. Drinking at least one cup of coffee daily lowered the stroke risk by 20 percent, compared to seldom coffee co

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  4. Pre-Workout Powders

    Pre-Workout Powders

    “The greatest feeling you can get in a gym, or the most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is, “the Pump.” Let’s say you train your biceps. Blood is rushing into your muscles and that’s what we call The Pump. Your muscles get a really tight feeling, like your skin is going to explode any minute, and it’s really tight – it’s like somebody blowing air into it, into your muscle. It just blows up, and it feels really different. It feels fantastic.”  — Arnold Schwarzenegger in the documentary film “Pump Iron”.

    So What does a Cult Classic documentary film have to do with a natural dispensary store? The pump feeling that Arnold is describing is created using a combination of a healthy nutritional diet with supplement assistance from pre-workout powders. So what are pre-workout powders? They are made to improve concentration while working out, heighten

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