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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio taping is the application of a thin, elastic, cotton-based therapeutic tape that can be used to treat a variety of injuries and inflammatory conditions. The tape is designed to mimic the thickness and elasticity of human skin, which enables it to be worn without restricting movement. While the research on Kinesio taping is mixed, clinical/empirical experience has shown it …

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Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

In our house, we have a staple recipe called “Leaping Frog Chicken”. I won’t beat around the coup. It’s delicious, so I thought I’d share it with you. Beware, it’s addictive. Leaping Frog Chicken INGREDIENTS: 3 ½ – 4 lbs bone-in/skin-on chicken thighs (boneless/skinless will work as well) 16 garlic cloves, smashed 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 6 tablespoons …

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Do You Want To Know The Secret To Weight-loss and Metabolic Health?

The Secret to weight loss and metabolic health lies in understanding and applying some basic principles of biochemistry. Macronutrients 101 There are 3 macronutrients which supply the energy (calories) needed for survival and activities: Carbohydrates- 4 calories/gram Proteins- 4 calories/gram Fats- 9 calories/gram   The conventional approach to weight loss is to burn more calories than you take in, thereby …

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34 diseases- 1 Cure

There are about 34 Chronic diseases that have become the major killers of industrial societies. Physical inactivity is a primary cause of most of these diseases due to the detrimental effects that is has on the health and functional capacity of the systems and organs in our bodies. Physical activity (exercise) has  been shown to be the primary prevention and …

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The “BIG” 5

Five Simple Things You Can Do to Live a Longer Healthier Life The following five suggestions outlined in this week’s blog have been proven by a number of studies to increase health, quality of life and longevity (and they don’t involve expensive supplements or the latest diet fad): Drink coffee  Exercise regularly Add nuts and seeds to your diet Get …

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Do You Have The Guts To Lose Weight And Stay Healthy?

  In 2014, the World Health Organization estimated that there were half a billion obese individuals world wide. Considering this statistic, the obesity epidemic is a global issue with both health and socioeconomic ramifications. Obesity is defined as excess adiposity. The key drivers are thought to be: Excess energy intake Deficient energy output In addition to these components, there are …

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The Multiple Benefits of Fiber (Hopefully You Will Find This “Moving”)

  It is well known that adequate fiber keeps you “moving” and feeling satiated. In addition, dietary fiber can also reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes and has been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. What you might not know, is that there is also evidence of a relationship between high fiber carbohydrates and healthy aging, as defined …

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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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