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What Are The Healthiest Holiday Foods?

Making Healthy Holiday Food Choices It’s estimated that Americans gain at least one pound, and up to five pounds of weight, between Thanksgiving and New Years’.  Repeat that for a few years and we look less and less like our high school yearbook photo. But that doesn’t have to be the case if we learn what foods to embrace and what foods to avoid.  Here’s a list of both: Healthy Holiday Foods Cranberries The phytochemicals that impart the red color...
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How to Lower Your High Cortisol Levels Like a Meditating Monk

Who do you think has the lowest levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the image below? Not everyone can live the lifestyle of a monk or even meditate daily to control the negative effects of stress such as increased cortisol in the body. For many people, being overly busy has become a way of life and the dangers stress causes to health and longevity is often ignored. Serum cortisol and total protein levels, blood pressure, heart rate, lung volume,...
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Waist to Hip Ratio May Be More Important Than Your Weight

WAIST TO HIP RATIO MAY BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR BODY WEIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH AND DISEASE It probably comes as no surprise, to any of you who are even a bit health conscious, that Americans are not the picture of health. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) state that over 50% of Americans are over-weight and it is predicted by year 2030 that close to 50% of Americans will be obese. I have written in...
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Does Diet Soda Increase Risk of Heart Attack & Stroke?

  DIET SODAS, ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS AND HEIGHTENED RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND STROKE AMONGST OLDER ADULTS We have written previously about the fact that the artificial sweetener, aspartame (NutraSweet and other brands) is an excite-toxin and can literally kill brain cells. We have reported on another study that showed that people consuming diet sodas did not lose weight. And now, yet another study reports an increased risk of heart attack and strokes amongst older, daily diet soda users. The results...
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Does Your Personality Dictate How Much You Weigh?

This recent study examined what  trait can add or detract to your dress size or the  size of your jeans. It’s interesting to learn which personality characteristics tend to create weight gain or loss in people. Read Article: Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.
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