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Do You Know What’s Really in that Chocolate Bar?

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It makes our hearts soar, and all too often our blood sugar. The ubiquitous American chocolate experience is vending machine-generated, embalming brains and bodies in chemicals and additives such as refined sugar (typically the #1 ingredient in popular chocolate bars), … Continue reading

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Six Benefits of a Plant-based Diet

A Vegetarian Times study says that 7.3 million Americans follow a vegetarian diet, with one million of that group being vegan. Additionally, 22.8 million in the study say they are “vegetarian-inclined.” Among the reasons cited were health, environmental concerns, food … Continue reading

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What to take on the road with you for fitness

Ted and Sharon Keyes, both 40, spend a lot of days on the road. As business technology equipment salespersons, the couple covers a lot of ground in their respective territories, which can take them hundreds of miles away from their … Continue reading

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Can Copper and Magnets Really Impact Joint Pain and Performance?

Promoted in infomercials, catalogs, magazines, on the web and popular in folklore, the merits of copper and magnets in appeasing illness, arthritis and overall joint pain have been trumpeted for hundreds of years, and more recently for athletes, weekend golfers … Continue reading

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Healthy Chocolate? Make it raw!

It makes our hearts soar, and all too often our blood sugar. The ubiquitous American chocolate experience is vending machine-generated, embalming brains and bodies in chemicals and additives such as refined sugar (typically the #1 ingredient in popular chocolate bars), … Continue reading

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Changes that occur in the body when minimizing or eliminating sugar

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Sugar. It’s kicked to the curb a thousand times a day by health and fitness professionals, in the media and especially in medical and dental facilities that are left to pick up the pieces when it takes its toll on … Continue reading

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What are Bioidentical Hormones?

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Opium, anyone? How about some cannabis—or belladonna? Sounds like an illicit deal at the corner of “better not” and “sirens in the rearview mirror may be closer than they appear.” Actually, these were openly prescribed to treat symptoms of menopause … Continue reading

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L-Carnitine Boosts Testosterone Utilization

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In the age-old quest for a strong, able body, professional and amateur bodybuilders alike have sought improved equipment, better foods and superior supplements—though not always with the best results. With controversy abounding, over- or misuse of steroids has disbarred more … Continue reading

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Arginine: What You Need to Know

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Arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid produced by the body that changes into nitric oxide, which helps blood vessels relax and expand. By conditionally essential, this means the health or life cycle of the individual determines whether or not … Continue reading

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6 Benefits of Glutamine for CrossFit Athletes

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L-Glutamine, an amino acid—or building block of protein—aids in digestion and helps the immune system function. It is utilized in decreasing inflammation, preventing illness and expediting recovery from surgery, infection, cancer treatments, prolonged stress and injury, including burns. It removes … Continue reading

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