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Say No to Sucralose

Say No to Sucralose

Diet sodas, sugar free cakes and candies all have one thing in common - they are sweetened with sucralose.  Sucralose, an artificial sweetener that is 600 times sweeter than sugar, was approved for use in foods by the Food and Drug Administration in 1998.  Currently, it is the highest selling artificial sweetener in the US, being used in over 4,500 food items and topping sales at $177 million.

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Can Cayenne Cure You?

Can Cayenne Cure You?

Cayenne pepper is a type of hot chili pepper that has been used to heal many ranges of disease in Chinese and Auyverdic Medicine. Named after the city Cayenne in France, and having been nicknamed “The King of the Herbs”; cayenne contains high amounts of Vitamins A, C, B-Complex, calcium and potassium, and possesses some powerful healing qualities for digestive and circulatory disorders. Dr. Schulze, an authority on natural healing and herbal medicine, says “if you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other.”

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The Hazards of Canned Tuna Fish

Many people think of canned tuna fish as a convenient source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, but the truth is that we may be doing more damage to our bodies than good by keeping it in our diets. Two serious hazards you will run into when ingesting canned tuna fish are the negative effects of mercury and BPA.

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Perfecting Protein Intake

Exercising to transform your body into a beautiful Michelangelo sculpture is only possible because of a powerful muscle building macronutrient called protein. Protein comes from the Greek word proteios, which means “in the lead”, and understanding how to optimize protein intake will lead you to witnessing your dream body.  

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Tired of Being Too Tired - Part 2

Learning how to keep your body energized and reversing or preventing the effects of chronic fatigue syndrome requires living a healthful lifestyle.  It may be challenging to understand the primary cause of chronic fatigue but thankfully there are immediate nutritional and exercise choices that that may offer a remedy.  

Step 1:  Get your blood analyzed

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Tired of Being Too Tired - Part 1

Beeeep! Beeep! Your alarm is going off.  Too tired to turn off the alarm, you force your exhausted body out of bed.  Feels like you just went to sleep and already it is time to get up. Merely thinking about starting the day has you feeling overwhelmed.  Showering, brushing your teeth, getting dressed and worst of all deciding what to eat all seem too challenging?   Congratulations! You may have chronic fatigue.

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The 10 Easiest Ways to Switch to Healthy Eating

The 10 Easiest Ways to Switch to Healthy Eating

Making the decision to focus on healthy eating is an important first step in the ongoing journey of treating your body right. When it comes down to everyday reality, however, it can feel intimidating to overhaul your habits. By learning how to eat healthy foods in a way that works for your tastes, resources and schedule, you can reap the benefits of healthy eating without growing frustrated or discouraged. Follow these easy healthy eating tips to jump-start your lifestyle change.

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How to Mix Alcohol and Weight Loss

How to Mix Alcohol and Weight Loss

Eliminating alcohol may help you meet your daily calorie allotment, but it could lead to binge drinking if you feel deprived during weight loss. There is also some evidence that moderate drinking can offer some health benefits if it is part of a balanced diet. Experts believe that red wine, for example, contains antioxidants that promote heart health. Current research also suggests that moderate drinking may lower insulin sensitivity.

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What Not To Eat Before Workouts

What Not To Eat Before Workouts

Choosing the wrong types of foods before you workout can sabotage your efforts. The wrong foods can leave you tired within a few minutes or they can cause you to have an upset stomach.

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8 Best Healthy Food Items for Increased Energy

8 Best Healthy Food Items for Increased Energy

Our bodies are fueled by healthy food, and poor nutrition is a leading cause of low energy levels. Many people could feel more upbeat and energized on a daily basis by simply improving their diets. In fact, there are a number of specific foods that can provide the body with a healthy boost of energy.

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