Are You Eating the Right Nutrients? nutrition Apr 10, 2017

Someone asked me what the different classes of nutrients are, so I thought that you might want to know too! Nutrients include protein, carbohydrate, fat, and include vitamins, minerals, and water. A food is inherently made up some combination of nutrients to provide our bodies with energy to...

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Wake up Refreshed with a Better Alarm Clock sleep Apr 03, 2017

Imagine being able to wake up slowly and ease into your morning before that annoying alarm clock starts to squawk at the top of its lungs. There are some newer alarm clocks that can help you do just that.

Let’s go back a bit. Making your room a dark cave to improve sleep quality is...

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Three Common Mistakes Made When Trying to Control Blood Sugar medical conditions Mar 20, 2017

The big hype right now is around balancing blood sugar for better insulin control. This message is incredibly important to help you control chronic diseases such as diabetes, lose weight or decrease inflammation. Despite being important to control blood sugar, chances are high that you...

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Maintaining Your Body Is Like Regular Car Maintenance lifestyle factors Mar 13, 2017

This concept comes down to the ways that you look after your own body. Just like a car, there’s some regular maintenance to do. You need to perform oil changes, keep it filled up with gas and washer fluid and occasionally take your car for a car wash to prevent it from developing rust. In...

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The Top Four Tips You Need to Know To Handle Stress Better mental health Mar 06, 2017

Your body has a stress response system to help you deal with what life throws at you. It’s the fight or flight system that releases hormones to help you rest and digest food or run away from the lion that’s planning on making you his dinner. Your body can’t tell the difference...

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Sleep in on Sunday and You’ll be More Tired on Monday sleep Feb 27, 2017

Imagine lying in your cozy warm bed all wrapped up in a nice warm blanket. Perhaps you’re snuggled up to your partner or maybe it’s your dog. You never get to enjoy this pleasure during the week so you are milking this moment for all it’s worth. You may even sleep in for an...

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3 Ways You Might be Sabotaging Your Sleep sleep Feb 20, 2017

You’ve heard about how important sleep is and yet there’s a good chance you are constantly short-changing yourself.  It seems like everything is more important than a good night of sleep. Having a good night of sleep starts long before you even turn out the light.  Here...

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Why Activity Isn’t The Same As Exercise exercise Feb 13, 2017

There are some days that I literally want to rip my hair out because of what people count as exercise. Walter works from home and would go up and down the stairs three times in the day, counting that as his exercise. He also thought that walking at the grocery store and shoveling his...

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How to Eat Food- 5 Things You Really Need to Know digestion nutrition Feb 06, 2017

You’ve grown up eating food your entire life. But chances are you were never taught how to truly eat properly.  To get even more benefit from your nutrition, here’s five quick tips you can use to truly eat properly:

It takes at least 20 minutes to feel full

Eat until you are...

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Improve Your Mental Well Being By Working On Your Digestion digestion mental health Jan 30, 2017

By being able to do all the stages of digestion well, you’ll be more likely to have adequate nutrient production. Your GI tract produces all kinds of nutrients and neurotransmitters such as serotonin. We are learning new information every day about what role the gut plays!

Your GI tract is...

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What is Whole Grain Anyway? nutrition Jan 23, 2017

The difference between the two seems pretty subtle, and it absolutely is. What’s happening is that you are being tricked into eating foods that you think are way healthier for you than they actually are. The key word is whole grain, there’s no “s” on the end of...

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