Thirteen Tips for Optimal Health

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Drink more pure water every day. Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds and quality protein. Always choose natural, unprocessed and preservative-free foods. Eliminate all simple sugars. Get outdoors and enjoy nature as often as possible Get 7-8 hours of restful sleep every night. Take time to relax and de-stress every day. Be […]

Circadian Rhythms and Health

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We recently wrote about a study which concluded there was a direct link between modern technology and obesity.  New research from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland looks at the technology link from a different angle which brings us all the way back to the invention and adoption of the electric light bulb.  Electric light […]

The Difference Between Dieting and Long-Term Weight Management

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Why do many dieters reach their weight goal, only to find that the pounds eventually return? Research from scientists from Penn State University may help explain why.  They found that the behaviors that help people lose weight aren’t the same as those that help them maintain their new body. This study actually looked at whether […]

Eat This, Not That…and Get Yourself “TurboCharged!”

Choosing which foods to eat and which to avoid is the biggest challenge for anyone trying to get into shape.  So, here is some practical advice. Thirty years of research and continuous experimentation have lead to the following easy to implement tips: 1.  Think you’re hungry?  Have a big drink or two of water first! […]

The Importance of Raw Foods

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For most of our evolution we consumed our foods raw.  Before our ancestors mastered fire, plant or animal based food choices were almost always eaten in their raw state.  Although we don’t advocate a totally raw food diet, including plenty of raw foods in your diet will have many health benefits. Unheated proteins and fats […]

TurboCharged Activity

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Studies continue to reinforce the fact that prolonged periods of sitting is a risk factor for all-cause mortality, independent of physical activity. That means that if you sit for long periods of time, even multiple weekly trips to the gym are not going to counteract the damage.  The TurboCharged program focuses on reducing sitting time […]

Is Ketosis a Good or Bad Thing?


When it comes to health, wellness, diet and weight-loss, ketosis is probably one of the most misunderstood conditions.  Today we will attempt to put ketosis in its proper perspective, as simply as possible, as it applies to losing your excess body fat and improving your body composition. According to Wikipedia, “Ketosis is a state of […]

Spice Things Up


Adding a variety of spices to your diet might not only add some variety and taste, they will even improve your health. Herbs and spices are the best way to add flavor and dimension to a dish without adding fat, salt or calories.  All herbs and spices contain beneficial antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances in your […]