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Too Much Water?

The amount of water an individual needs on a daily basis is extremely variable.  It depends on many things like diet, metabolic rate, activity level, air temperature and humidity.  Water is required for our survival but, is it possible to get too much of a good … [Read More...]

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The TurboCharged Perspective on Exercise

After reading TurboCharged, some people question if we are anti-exercise or anti-health club.  This could not be further from the truth.  Let’s break down this misperception and clarify our perspective. When one carries excess body fat, the body is under unnecessary … [Read More...]

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Green Smoothies

People are always wondering how to get more fruits and vegetables into their diet.   Green smoothies are a great and refreshing answer, particularly now that summer is here. All you need is a blender (a Vita-Mix works great) and some bland greens like baby spinach, … [Read More...]

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Healthy Bones

Osteoporosis is the weakening of bones caused by an imbalance between bone building and bone destruction.  People typically start to lose bone mass as they age and it is now becoming more common in younger people. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, it is … [Read More...]

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The Key to Optimal Health and Weight

A  survey by the Calorie Control Council (CCC)  found that only 8% of Americans follow restrictive diets like Atkins or Dukan or weight control programs like Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers.  The survey found that instead, the most popular weight control methods cited … [Read More...]

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Processed Foods

Have you ever wondered what is so bad about eating processed foods? It is estimated that Americans spend almost 90% of their food budgets purchasing processed foods.  Please read that sentence again.  Processed foods amount to 90% of the average person’s food … [Read More...]

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Diet Soda Is Not The Answer

If you believe that drinking diet soda will help you lose or keep weight off, you should think again.  A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined national patterns in adult diet beverage consumption.  They found that overweight … [Read More...]