General Health

Food Allergies

Food allergies and food sensitivities are becoming more prevalent and talked about, but knowing their differences is the first step in managing them. The Differences On the surface, food sensitivities and food allergies may seem similar, and while they can cause some of the same symptoms, they are two different[…]

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common food allergies

Cortisol and Fat Loss

Cortisol hormone has been called the “master” of all hormones because cortisol and fat loss are intricately connected. It is a steroid hormone, like testosterone and estrogen. As a powerful hormone, it is necessary for life, but if its level is not optimal in your body, your health could suffer.[…]

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cortisol chemical appearance

Liver Detox

Liver detox isn’t simply staying away from alcohol for a period of time. If you are like most people, you don’t often think about your liver, but if you are interested in living as healthy as possible, attending to your liver can have big payoffs. Named after the Old English[…]

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liver detoxification


Sunlight has a profound impact on our bodies, particularly on two hormones that control mood and energy:  serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin tends to boost mood and energy, while melatonin tends to make you feel sleepy.  Too much melatonin can even lead to depressed feelings in some people. Serotonin and Melatonin[…]

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serotonin and melatonin

Resistance Training or Aerobic Exercise

Now that the weather is getting nice, you may be tempted to forgo your resistance training and head outdoors for some aerobic exercise in the fresh air.  But beware:  if you give up your resistance training, you will be giving up more than you bargained for. Why Resistance Train? Resistance[…]

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resistance training exercise class

Sleep Deprivation

How often do you hear someone say, “I had a great night’s sleep last night!” or “I feel refreshed and energetic!”?  Probably not very often.  Sleep deprivation doesn’t only seem to be the new normal, according to the National Sleep Foundation, it is the new normal:  most Americans are sleep-deprived. […]

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sleeping symbol


Motivation is different for everyone – for some it is internal, for others it is external. Once you find your motivation, you are on the path to success. Mike Fohner, cross country running coach, tells this story about one of his students: Last year, one of my young cross-country runners[…]

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Achieving Goals

Achieving goals is much more difficult than just wanting it. It is said that practice makes perfect, and practicing visualization to reach your goals is no different. When used properly, this can be extremely powerful. As you think about your goals, consider the following. Use your imagination to see yourself[…]

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person jumping in the air, happy because she is achieving goals

How To Lose Weight

One day you look in the mirror and think “ugh” and then you wonder how to lose weight? Zig Ziglar once said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” The general flow of human life tends to be toward ease and comfort.  One day flows into[…]

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goals plus momentum equal success

Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors – Fitness starts in your mind.  Ask any athlete or fit person what the number one secret is to his success at fitness, and he will tell you it is commitment. Commitment to fitness means that you are in it for the long haul.  Fitness commitment rises above bad[…]

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