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 were cutting back on sugar, eating smaller portions, using low-calorie, sugar-free foods […]

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 budget.  These high profit items offer the lowest nutrition per dollar of any […]

Diet Soda Is Not The Answer

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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 and obese adults who drink diet beverages just end up consuming more […]

The Benefits of Rebounding

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The benefits of rebounding have been touted for quite some time.  In 1980, NASA was looking for the best way to recondition astronauts after they returned from space.  During a 14 days space trip they lost up to 15% of their bone and muscle mass.  It seems that in a zero gravity environment, the body […]

God Bless America!

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Have a wonderful Fourth of July! If you have never seen Madison Rising sing their rock version of the Star Spangled Banner, you can view it here: http://starspangledbannerchallenge.com/ We’re sure you won’t be disappointed. Be safe and have a TurboCharged 4th! Dian & Tom

Have You Ever Heard of Mesothelioma?

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Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops from cells of the mesothelium, which is the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body. The most common area affected is the pleura (the outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall), but it also occurs in the peritoneum (the lining of […]

Want to Feel Better? Try Eliminating Gluten

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How did tennis pro Novak Djokovic go from being a good player in 2010 to a seemingly unbeatable player in 2011?  Lots of people including all the top-rated competitors he is beating on a regular basis were wondering too.  Perhaps it was because his nutritionist advised him to eliminate gluten from his diet. In TurboCharged, we […]

A Large Waistline is Hazardous to Your Health

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The Mayo Clinic did a large study involving almost 16,000 people from five countries around the world.  They found that people with coronary artery disease who had large waistlines were at more than twice the risk of dying.  Even those with a modestly enlarged belly showed the same risk and some of these people  had a […]