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Exercise for Ultimate Fat Loss

Long, slow aerobic activities are not the most efficient to lose fat and build lean muscle. Here’s why: When some people start a cardio program, they end up eating more and may even gain weight (International Journal of Obesity, Vol. 32, 2008) Three hundred hours of cardio per year helped men lose only 6 pounds (and women lost only 4 …

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Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications (NSAIDs): The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), e.g. aspirin and ibuprofen, are the most commonly prescribed medications for treating conditions such as arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis. Everyday more than 30 million people take over-the-counter and prescription NSAIDs for pain relief, headaches and arthritis. Each year, the side effects of long-term NSAID use cause nearly 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths. More people die each …

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Energy Drinks and Alcohol Abuse in Teens

Many adolescents and college students ingest large amounts of energy drinks to stay awake. New research shows that abuse of energy drinks is strongly linked with increased risks of heavy drinking and alcohol dependence. A study was done utilizing data from more than 1,000 students enrolled at a public university who were asked about their consumption of energy drinks and …

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Integrative Approaches to Chronic Pain

Introduction Pain is among the top reasons that patients visit their physician. Acute pain is less than six months duration and is biologically useful. It signifies that an area is injured and that the body is attempting to clean up tissue damage and begin the repair process. Chronic pain is generally greater than six months in duration and is biologically …

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What is the Secret to Fat Loss?

There have been many concerns about low-carbohydrate/high fat diets and adverse effects on blood lipid levels and cardiovascular risk. These concerns have not been substantiated by the research and in fact, recent studies, including the one below have consistently reported that triglycerides, HDL (good cholesterol), blood pressure and insulin levels were not significantly different or were more favorable for the …

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You Say Potato- I say FAT

In a comprehensive study that collected data from more than 120,000 men and women, potatoes had a particularly negative impact on one’s waistline, with every additional daily serving adding more than a pound every four years! The study also showed that every added serving of fruits and vegetables prevented between a quarter and a half-pound of weight gain and an …

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Calories in/Calories out and Aerobic Exercise for Weight Loss

The calories in/calories out theory is based on the idea that if one burns off more calories through activity then they consume in their diet, then there will be a net loss in energy, resulting in weight loss. Conversely, if more calories are consumed than burned off, then there is a surplus of energy resulting in weight gain. The problem …

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Raw Chocolate Brownies

    1 cup raw walnut pieces 1 cup medjool dates, pits removed ½ cup cacao powder Pinch sea salt 1 – 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs (use quantity to taste) Place walnuts in a food processor and grind for a couple seconds to form a coarse flour. While machine is running, add pitted dates, cacao powder and salt, processing …

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Are the Foods You Eat Making You Sick?

  There are numerous mechanisms that can cause an adverse reaction to a food: 1. Classic allergy. In this type of reaction, IgE antibodies are produced immediately after a triggering substance is ingested, inhaled, touched or injected. The symptoms are due to the release of a substance called histamine and can cause symptoms such as: congestion, hives or difficulty breathing. …

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FAKTR

What is FAKTR? FAKTR stands for Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab. It is a concept that includes treating an area of dysfunction within the musculoskeletal system, while in a position of provocation (e.g. pain, restricted motion, and tension) or with movement. FAKTR is an effective way to quickly evaluate, identify and treat soft tissue and joint conditions. A practitioner …

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