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Paleo Diet and Paleolithic Lessons

Paleo Diet and Paleolithic Lessons An evolutionary argument for a plant-based diet is presented, in contrast to paleo fad diets. A review published recently made an evolutionary argument for a plant-based diet, given the fact that we apparently evolved eating huge amounts of whole plant foods. 200,000 years ago it’s estimated that

What’s new about dieting in 2014

What’s new about dieting in 2014 More than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. fall within the obesity radar — a grim notion for a country that is also known for its cardiac and diabetic issues. Good health is intrinsically linked to good a body-mass index and a balanced weight that naturally

Breast Cancer and Wine

After diagnosis, women with breast cancer may cut their risk of dying nearly in half by just instituting simple, modest lifestyle changes—5 or more servings of fruits and veggies a day and walking 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week. But what about preventing breast cancer in the first place?

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15 Ways to Change Your Exercise Routine

15 Ways to Change Your Exercise Routine Looking for ways to spice up the exercise routine and add more challenging movements to your day? Here are a few to try if you haven’t already. 1. Give planks a try instead crunches to work that whole core. 2. Interval workouts to rev up the

The Health of Our Nation

The Health of Our Nation Do American’s embrace the fact that we are responsible for our own health, or do we as consumers continue to feign the obvious that is at the end of our fork? Ignorance regarding what we eat, how we live, what and whom we believe [government, media,

Older Adults: Build Muscle to Live Longer

New UCLA research suggests that the more muscle mass older adults have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. The findings add to the growing evidence that overall body composition — and not the widely used body mass index, or BMI — isa better predictor of all-cause mortality.

Intestinal Health

The gastrointestinal tract is routinely defined as “a tube approximately 19-22 feet long, running through the body from mouth to anus.” The World Book Dictionary adds that the intestine is “the lower part of the alimentary canal” food from the stomach passes into the intestine for further digestion and for absorption.”

13 Foods to Eat After a Workout

13 Foods to Eat After a Workout If you exercise regularly you know how important is to eat after a workout. The question is what is the optimal food or foods to eat after a workout? We have

High Protein Diets: The Atkins Diet Dilemma

  High protein diets do make you lose weight, but at what cost to your health? Heavy cream, whole milk, fried eggs, bacon, pork rinds, beef, cheese, and butter — all these contribute to long-term obesity, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, reproductive cancers, prostate enlargement, autoimmune diseases, and other diseases.

What Protein Is Best for Muscle Growth?

ANIMAL PROTEIN OR VEGETABLE PROTEIN, WHAT IS THE BEST PROTEIN FOR MUSCLE GROWTH Is there a single or multiple of protein foods that best promotes rapid muscle growth in endurance athletes? The animal proteins, Whey & Egg Whites are currently the favorites used by strength athletes while a multiple of plant