Let’s Talk About Pee! What You Should Know About It

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Believe it or not, your urine can be a source of information about the state of your health.  Look, smell, and pH level can let us know if we’re experiencing injury, inflammation, infection and/or disease.  It can also be informative as to what we had for dinner the night before.  Contrary to what you might […]

Let’s Go Walking! The Health Benefits of Walking

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Walking.  We do it everyday.  If you look around you see colorful bands adorning wrists on many people you come into contact with on a daily basis.  Maybe you’re even wearing one as you read this, frequently checking the reading to see how many steps you walked today.  But why are people suddenly in a […]

Stay on Track During the Holiday Season

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The holidays are upon us and that means that your weekends might be filled with parties and events.  Just the thought of a holiday party can send you into a stress-filled frenzy when you’re trying to stick to a healthy plan.  Thinking about the appetizers and the drinks and desserts are enough to make you […]

Getting Beauty Sleep and Staying Rested Through the Holidays

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Exercise! Shopping! Parties! More shopping!  Family events!  Deadlines! More parties!  Sleep?  As we go full steam ahead into the holiday season our schedules tend to fill and our quality time to rest begins to suffer.  You try to juggle all of your obligations while you begin to skimp on the most important things to keep […]

Foods that can Sabotage Your Six Pack

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You’ve probably heard the saying “Abs are made in the kitchen” and I like to add on to that by saying that abs can disappear in the kitchen too!  If you’re like most people who work out, you might spend endless hours at the gym taking classes, ramping up your cardio sessions and still feeling […]

Cha-Cha-Cha-Chia: Not Just a Homegrown Pet

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You’ve seen that commercial with the catchy tune that sticks in your head.  If you’re like me you can’t help walking by one in the store without singing it.  Did you know that the cute little chia pet sitting on your windowsill contains a plethora of goodness for your health?  The chia herb comes from […]

Breathing for Better Workouts

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Inhale. Exhale. We take so many breaths a day and it is so natural that most often we aren’t even aware of it. As you know, breathing is important to oxygenate our bodies and cells resulting in energy for our activities. The real question is: are you breathing correctly? Breathing helps us be more efficient […]

Benefits of Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is an herb than can be very beneficial to your health.   It is used in Ayurvedic medicine and is one of the oldest spices known to man.  Cinnamon is a source of the trace mineral manganese.  Manganese is essential for the production of thyroid hormones and is concentrated mostly in the liver, bone, […]

From the Inside Out: The Many Benefits of Avocado

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The alligator pear, more commonly known as avocado, is a native fruit of Mexico and Central America. Widely known for its use in guacamole recipes, there is much more to this single seed fruit that you might realize.Rich in essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, its nutrients are easily absorbed by the body allowing […]

An Apple a Day. Does it Still Keep the Doc Away?

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Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, and Fuji.  These might all be common to you but there are actually over 7,500 varieties of apples.  It would take you almost 20 years if you decided to try and eat a different apple a day.  The popular saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” can be […]