Archive | February, 2012

The Sour Truth about Apple Cider Vinegar

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But did you know that apples are one of the oldest, most nutritious foods on earth? They are rich in potassium, a mineral many of us are deficient in, and a deficiency that causes old age to creep upon us sooner. […]

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Do You Get Any Benefits From Doing a Five or Ten Minute Workout?

Every week I receive several email questions from readers of my magazine articles. This week, I’ll share a few of the most popular ones and my responses. Here’s probably the most popular of them all: Do I get any benefits from doing a five or ten-minute workout if that’s all the time I can spare? […]

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Research Update: The Missing Link in Sports Nutrition

As athletes, most of us like to think that we are invincible. We train hard and sometimes dedicate our entire lives to the pursuit of perfection. Consequently, we sometimes tend to be so focused on the specific demands of our individual sport or activity, that we fail to see the potential negative impact such activities […]

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

In these challenging economic times it is not difficult to eat healthy on a small budget. Of course, if you shop exclusively at Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Mothers Market or even your local health food store, you’ll find that you will be paying premium prices for most things. I’m not saying not to shop at […]

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Drink Up: Here’s to Your Weightloss

Many dieters trying to lose weight often overlook some of the most important things. As usual, the simple things make a big difference. One of the most important is drinking lots of water. Recent clinical trials confirmed that drinking more water could actually help in speeding up the weightloss process. Recent research reported that just […]

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Eating Berries May Activate the Brain’s Natural Housekeeper for Healthy Aging

At a recent gathering of the American Chemical Society, scientists reported the first evidence that eating blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries may help the aging brain stay healthy in a crucial but previously unrecognized way. Their study concluded that berries, and possibly walnuts, activate the brain’s natural “housekeeper” mechanism, which cleans up and recycles toxic […]

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Feeding Your Brain

You may not know this but the brain is a hungry organ. Its cells require two times the amount of energy than that of other cells in the body. To work well and efficiently throughout the day, its energy level must be kept high enough to prevent mental stress and exhaustion. Although most clinical studies […]

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Gluten Free and Loving It?

Gluten intolerance has become so common that it is not uncommon to hear people at the gym talking about their gluten-free diets. Unfortunately, if you are one of the many people who do have a mild or severe sensitivity to gluten, it is almost impossible to avoid it if you’re eating a lot of processed […]

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Winter Nutrition: Warm Advice for Chilly Days, Part 2/2

Winter’s bounty: Top 10 Fruits and Vegetables Here’s a look at the top ten fruits and vegetables that are currently in season and the many important nutrients they provide. Avocado Avocados are a great source of mono-unsaturated fats that are essential in the prevention of high blood pressure, clogged arteries and poor blood circulation. In […]

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Don’t Get Caught Up in The Quick Fix

There is no such thing as a quick fix and you’re fooling yourself if you think otherwise. Good things come to those who put in the effort over time. And your health and fitness goals are going to take effort and commitment on your part. Most of the questions I get asked at the gym […]

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