Is Fruit Consumption Unhealthy?

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There are many diets and health advisors today who suggest limiting fruit consumption.  This is particularly true of the low-carb or paleo groups.  Usually this is because their general advice and recommendations are to limit or avoid simple carbohydrates, sugar or fructose.  However, we wonder if they have really put much thought into this advice? […]

Stressed Out!

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You read more and more every day about the effect of stress in our lives.  People regularly experience more harmful stress today than at any other time in history. Our body’s reaction to stress is a primal survival mechanism.  It is important to recognize the different types of stress; acute and chronic.  We are well […]

Out of Control

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Controlling the portion size of your meals is an important thing when it comes to working on or maintaining an ideal body composition.  This takes a little effort at home but can easily be accomplished when you are planning and preparing your own meals.  Dining out is an entirely different story and requires much more […]

Living Longer

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A study by researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found that by consuming fewer calories, aging can be slowed down and the development of age-related diseases like type 2 diabetes and cancer can be delayed. They found that caloric restriction slows down ageing by preventing an enzyme called peroxiredoxin from being inactivated.  Peroxiredoxin […]

The Silent Killer

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Diabetes is often known as a “silent” disease because many who have elevated blood sugar levels do not know it because they are not experiencing and unusual symptoms.  Many more have what is known as pre-diabetes. Chronic or unusually elevated blood sugar can cause many different health problems.  People often learn they have pre-diabetes or […]

Need Another Reason to Drink Water?

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Research from the French national research institute INSERM found that people who drink less than 17 ounces of water per day often develop abnormally high blood sugar.  When blood sugar levels are abnormally high but not high enough to be classified as diabetes, the condition is called “pre-diabetes”. The study involved 3,615 French adults that […]

Consider Sprints For Big Benefits

Read the headlines:  Regular Sprints Boost Metabolism; Better a Sprint Than a Marathon; Brief, Intense Exercise Can Benefit The Heart; High-Intensity Interval Training Is Time-Efficient and Effective.  All this news is coming from studies that show long endurance type exercise is not necessary for health and fitness.  They also indicate that shorter more intense methods […]

Lifting Heavy Weights Is Not Required For Building Muscle

A study done at McMaster University which was reported in Science Daily showed that it is really not the amount of weight you lift but the fact that you achieve muscular fatigue.  It is muscular fatigue that is the critical point in building muscle and heavy weights are not required. People often think they need to belong […]