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Blood Type Diet Review

By AFPA Fitness | Apr 2, 2014 9:36:00 AM

Why the Blood Type Diet may be just another fad.

A systematic review finds no evidence to support the blood type diet and the notion that people should choose diets based on their blood type.  It was Adolf Hitler who coined a propaganda technique he called, “The Big Lie,” arguing that people may be more likely to believe 

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Breast Cancer and Wine

By AFPA Fitness | Mar 24, 2014 9:19:00 AM

Should I be drinking wine if I have Cancer?

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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Older Adults: Build Muscle to Live Longer

By AFPA Fitness | Mar 19, 2014 12:23:00 PM

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 — is

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Intestinal Health

By AFPA Fitness | Mar 13, 2014 3:03:00 PM

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

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Alcoholism Treatment: Why Do I Need Vitamins To Become Well?

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 28, 2014 1:15:00 PM

Alcoholism Treatment: Why Do I Need Vitamins To Become Well?

Alcoholism is not a personality defect. It is not a bad habit that needs to be broken. It is a devastating physical disease that damages both the mind and the body. Recovery is not just possible but proven here at Tully Hill Hospital. The results speaks for themselves: more than 80 percent of those treated at Tully Hill have broken their addiction to alcohol and drugs, maintained their sobriety, and regained their health at one year after treatment.

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Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 26, 2014 3:11:00 PM

Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease

Dr. Michael Greger, MD

If doctors can eliminate some of our leading killers by treating the underlying causes of chronic disease better than nearly any other medical intervention, why don’t more doctors do it?

Though I was trained as a general practitioner, my chosen specialty

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Alkaline Diets, Meat & Calcium Loss

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 26, 2014 2:06:00 PM

Dr. Michael Greger, MD

Experiments dating back to 1920 showed over and over that if we had a acid forming diet rich in meat that we would get a big spike in the amount of calcium being lost in our urine. We have known since 1912 that meat was acid-forming within the body.

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Should I Take a Multivitamin?

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 26, 2014 1:52:00 PM

Should I Take a Multivitamin?

About 1 in 3 Americans takes a multivitamin. Is that helpful, harmful, or just a harmless waste of money? In 2011, the Iowa Women’s Health Study reported that multivitamin use was associated with a higher risk of total mortality, meaning in effect women who took a

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6 Tips for Training an Overweight or Obese Client

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 26, 2014 1:39:00 PM

6 tips for training overweight or obese clients.

At some point in your personal training career you may encounter the opportunity to train overweight or obese clients. If you are seasoned personal trainer or a newbie to personal training, you may find these tips on how to train overweight or obese clients helpful!
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Common Sense Nutrition

By AFPA Fitness | Feb 12, 2014 2:51:00 PM

Common Sense Nutrition

Common sense nutrition is the secret behind a healthy, strong, sexy and sound body and mind. Not a “magic pill”, a high protein, no-carb, low fat, no-fat diet, or strict adherence to the glycemic index. No, it is common sense nutrition, balanced with activity, work, play and

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