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Should You Avoid Red Meat?

A report released on May 23, 2011 by a team of international researchers said there is evidence that eating too much red meat and processed meat raises the risk of colorectal cancer.  They also found that consuming plenty of plant based fiber reduces the risk.  After … [Read More...]

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“ Functional Foods” are the New Junk Foods

A potato is a low profit item but turn it into a potato chip and the potential for huge profits appear.  Such is the story with all processed and refined foods.  Manufacturers and their marketing teams, always out to sell more, are now enticing us all with “functional” … [Read More...]

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The Quality of Your Diet

The most important factor in optimal health is diet.  What you eat and drink will determine your level of health and body composition more than anything else.  Activity level is important too but not even close to diet.  In fact, being optimally active and exercising … [Read More...]

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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...]