You might just be SURPRISED!

As people go through their lives, there are many different phases that we often go through. One that I find very interesting is when people have the OPPORTUNITY to really begin to get in TUNE with their bodies. With the American lifestyle (unfortunately) we tend to hurry-hurry-hurry…

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Carbohydrate Controversy

Carbohydrates are an important part of your diet, but that doesn't mean you can load up on cakes and cookies to get your daily intake. Carbs should never be avoided, but it is important to understand that not all carbs are alike. Carbohydrates can be either simple (bad) or complex (good) based on their chemical makeup and what your body does with them.

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Know Your (FAT) Numbers

We often hear the phrase “Know your numbers” as it relates to our health. Typically, that phrase is related to knowing things like your cholesterol numbers or your blood pressure. Those are certainly good to know. However, there are other key measures many people need to be more finely tuned in to. Specifically, as we address in this blog, we’re talking about measures associated with people who struggle with their weight. You need to know your “Fat” Numbers!

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Don't Be So Sweet...

Sometimes we feel like having a little sweet treat but when sometimes turns into a lot of times, you can really do damage to your body. Sugar is the single worst ingredient in today's diet. It can have harmful effects on metabolism and contribute to all sorts of diseases. Over time, because the calories from sugar aren’t fulfilling, this can translate into an increased calorie intake. Added sugars like sucrose and fructose do not contain any essential nutrients but add plenty of calories. There are no proteins, essential fats, vitamins, or minerals in sugar. And let's not forget what Moms and dentists have told us for years - sugar causes tooth decay by feeding harmful bacteria in the mouth.

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H2O... Why Water?

Why water? Well, not only is your body made up of a high percentage of water (up to 60% of the adult human body), but water consumption is crucial to many of your organ system functions. Dramatic changes in overall health have been seen, especially in third world countries, just by the addition of clean drinking water.

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