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5 Secrets to Aging Well

How to stay active and energized by understanding the aging process

It’s a fact of life that everyone gets older – no matter who you are, where you live or how much money you earn, it happens to all of us.

But while many people dread getting older, aging doesn’t have to be a slow, gradual decline toward the end. In fact, studies of ‘Blue Zones’ – places where residents live longer than anywhere else in the world – have shown that people can live full, rich and healthy lives well into their 90s an…

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The Body Fat-Cancer Connection

While many people associate excess weight with cardiovascular issues like heart disease and high blood pressure, research is now showing the connection between excess weight and an increased risk of 13 types of cancer, including bowel, breast, endometrium, esophagus, gallbladder and more. It is now known that next to smoking, being overweight is the single biggest preventable cause of cancer, according to a 2017 study in the British Journal of Cancer.

The research study tracked 43,000 people for …

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What Healthy Eating Really Looks Like

Today there is much confusion around nutrition and what type of diet you should follow. If you look around you'll see many touting specific diets such as keto or paleo or some other diet promising weight loss. If you're one who is sick of all the diet rhetoric out there, you will appreciate this blog. I've seen many diets come and go and all the fanfare that comes with them. It seems everyone likes to grab onto the latest craze because it's new and interesting. What about good solid eating advic…

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6 Tips to Improve Your Metabolic Health

As Americans become more engaged in taking control of their health, we see more awareness around subjects such as metabolic health. New research has recently been published showing that an “alarmingly low” number of American adults have optimal metabolic health, leaving the majority of Americans at a higher risk of many harmful diseases.

What is Metabolic Health?

Metabolic health is sometimes misunderstood to mean the rate and process of burning calories from food and transforming it into energy…

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The Magic of CBD Oil

Every once in a while something comes along that seems too good to be true. While the remarkable benefits of CBD may seem too good to be true, many will tell you it's the real thing. In a world of so many supplement options and gimmicky marketing, CBD is rapidly making a name and for good reason-it works.

What is CBD Oil? 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound that comes from the hemp plant. It is one of more than 85 unique compounds found in hemp, known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are known to prom…

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How to Lose Weight with Insulin Resistance

Do you know what the greatest plague of the 21st century is? It's something many people have and don't even know it-Insulin Resistance. The dramatic increase in weight problems and obesity seen around the world over the past 20 years is resulting in a catastrophic rise of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other serious health problems. Science now tells us that almost all of the health risks associated with increased body fat occur because overweight people develop insulin resistance.

What is…

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How Eating At Home Can Save Your Life

In 1900, 2 percent of meals were eaten outside the home. In 2010, 50 percent were eaten away from home and one in five breakfasts is from MacDonald’s.

Most family meals happen about three times a week, last less than 20 minutes and are spent watching television or texting while each family member eats a different microwaved “food”. More meals are eaten in the minivan than the kitchen.

Regular Family Meals Help Children Thrive

Research shows that children who have regular meals with their parents …

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Trouble Losing Weight on a Vegan Diet?

You may have noticed some of your friends or family members are now eating a vegan diet. Research now shows that 6% of people in the United States now identify as vegan; an extraordinary increase from the 1% noted in 2014. Are you one of the 6% on a vegan diet but struggling to lose weight? People on a vegan diet are usually associated with a lean body but that is not always the case. Here are 6 reasons you may be struggling to lose weight despite following a vegan approach:

1. You're not gettin…

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5 Key Strategies to Lose Belly Fat

While your primary reason for wanting to learn how to lose belly fat may be due to vanity, there are also loads of convincing health reasons for wanting to trim down your waistline as well.

Dangerous visceral fat — the type of deep fat that tends to accumulate near your belly, surrounding your vital organs — raises the risk for serious conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and many others.

Visceral fat is also called “organ fat” or “intra-abdominal fat”. This fat lies in close proximity to…

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How a Low Fat Diet Can Harm your Weight and Overall Health

Fats are an essential nutrient and one of the primary energy sources for the body. They also play a big role in weight management, absorbing nutrients, maintaining healthy skin and hair, supporting immune function, and hormonal balance.

While a balanced diet that includes plenty of plant foods is key for long-term health, fats are actually needed to properly absorb the fat-soluble vitamins found in many plants — including vitamin A, D, E and K.

Most healthy sources of fat are also fat-burning fo…

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