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Genetics Loads The Gun, But Lifestyle Pulls The Trigger

When it comes to many modern diseases, genetics load the gun, but environment and lifestyle factors pulls the trigger. Key Triggers that can contribute to conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, heart disease and some cancers include: Refined/Inflammatory diet Lack of Exercise, Environmental toxins Stress Inadequate sleep Most doctors treat diseases using medications to address symptoms. …

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Eat These Colorful Foods To Reduce Upper Respiratory Tract Infections By 40%

High Flavonoid foods are a viable choice to decrease the incidence of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. Studies have found that the use of flavonols (see list below) year-round may reduce the number of sick-days significantly- as much as 40%.   Quercitin or high quercitin foods like citrus fruits, apples, onions, parsley, sage, tea, and red wine; olive oil, grapes, dark …

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How To Biohack Your Behavior For Weight Loss

In prior blogs on weight loss, I have focused on SPEED(s)- Sleep, Psychological Stress, Environmental Factors, Exercise, Diet and Supplements. Another KEY to weight loss is Behavior Modification. Changing how you think and feel can be difficult, however, learning how to modify your behavior and environment isn’t. This week’s blog provides some effective Behavioral Modification tips  you can use to …

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How To Make The Perfect Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to start the day, replace a meal or  provide nutrition pre and post exercise. This week’s blog will teach you how to make  the perfect (in my opinion) smoothie.   Ingredients Base liquid- 1 cup (Choose one or two) Water Beet Root Juice- 2 cups Coconut water Unsweetened Coconut milk Unsweetened Almond milk Avoid alternative …

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Muscle- The Metabolic Machinery for Maximum Health

Muscle plays a central role in metabolism as well as in the genesis and/or  prevention of many common chronic diseases. The maintenance of adequate muscle mass, strength, and metabolic function through diet, exercise and other lifestyle factors has rarely been utilized as a targeted therapeutic intervention beyond its role in exercise performance, Activities of Daily Living (ADL), and more recently, …

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10 Dietary Myths- How Many Do You Believe?

10 Dietary Myths- How Many Do You Believe?   Myth 1:Carbs and Gluten are bad for you and will make you fat Carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap thanks to a number of popular fad diets and books that propagate the adverse effects of carbohydrates on insulin resulting in weight/fat gain. I have to admit, books like Good Calorie, Bad …

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster… But At What Cost?

Both recreational at competitive athletes are looking to enhance their performance. Many turn to purported ergogenic supplements. Are these safe? A number of readily available sports performance enhancing supplements, such as those marketed for body building, weight-loss and energy are often spiked with stimulants, anabolic agents, and even pharmaceuticals. Most young athletes, coaches, and parents, are not educated or informed …

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5 Tips For Baby Boomers For Optimum Health and Longevity

Baby Boomer Stats: (Americans born between 1946 and 1964)   There were 75.4 million Baby Boomers as of 2015 (https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-113.html) Two out of every three Baby Boomers have multiple chronic conditions, and treatment for this population accounts for 66% of the country’s healthcare budget  (http://www.cdc.gov/features/agingandhealth/state_of_aging_and_health_in_america_2013.pdf) Many of these chronic health conditions are related to lifestyle factors, such as poor sleep, …

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Got Shoulder Pain?

If you have shoulder pain, you are not alone: Shoulder pain is reported to occur in up to 20% of the general population, with 40% persisting for at least 1 year (Annual cost is about $39 billion) Shoulder impingement is the most prevalent diagnosis, followed by traumatic injuries Altered mechanics at the shoulder joint make it susceptible to degenerative changes …

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Can I Pressure You Into Some Pain Relief?

Ischemic Compression (IC) is a form or acupressure that causes local circulatory, central nervous system and lymphatic effects. In addition, IC affects fascial structures that encapsulate muscles, tendons, ligaments and organs and can enhance their physiological function. IC is done by applying steady pressure  over a trigger point until it softens/releases. This can be done statically, dynamically (with motion), or …

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