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  • An effective strategy for holiday feasting would be to finish dinner and then “fast” until lunch or dinner the following day, usually 16-18hrs is ample. During the holidays, when it’s not uncommon to have multiple “feasts” per month, using this fasting strategy can effectively save you a ton of calories and the excess fat gain that comes from eating like a pig.

    Strategic Holiday Eating – Eat More, Weigh Less

    An effective strategy for holiday feasting would be to finish dinner and then “fast” until lunch or dinner the following day, usually 16-18hrs is ample. During the holidays, when it’s not uncommon to have multiple “feasts” per month, using this fasting strategy can effectively save you a ton of calories and the excess fat gain that comes from eating like a pig.

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  • Try These 5 Foods That Burn Fat A recent survey by Kelton Research on behalf of Nutrisystem reveals that more than 50% of American women and 25% of American men...

    Eat These 5 Fat Burning Foods

    Try These 5 Foods That Burn Fat A recent survey by Kelton Research on behalf of Nutrisystem reveals that more than 50% of American women and 25% of American men...

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  • By: Kaitlin Mackay Recently I spent a week with Curtis and Krystal Jackson of Jackson Strength in Solana Beach, CA. Jackson Strength offers semi-private athletic training for serious athletes, from...

    Internship Review: Jackson Strength in Solana Beach, CA

    By: Kaitlin Mackay Recently I spent a week with Curtis and Krystal Jackson of Jackson Strength in Solana Beach, CA. Jackson Strength offers semi-private athletic training for serious athletes, from...

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  • By Kaitlin Mackay Optimizing our health is not just a matter of food, it is a matter of choosing the right pots and pans. Do yourself a favor and get...

    Why Healthy Cookware Matters

    By Kaitlin Mackay Optimizing our health is not just a matter of food, it is a matter of choosing the right pots and pans. Do yourself a favor and get...

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  •  If they can’t figure out how to get lean themselves, then the odds are pretty good they will have no clue how to get you lean. If your goal is to get fatter, then they may be able to help. With that said, your trainer should make it a priority to keep themselves #1.

    5 Rules for Finding a QUALIFIED Personal Trainer

    If they can’t figure out how to get lean themselves, then the odds are pretty good they will have no clue how to get you lean. If your goal is to get fatter, then they may be able to help. With that said, your trainer should make it a priority to keep themselves #1.

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  • A Review: Ben Brown, MS NOTE: Video Review at the bottom of the page The Spectrum Diet by Dean Ornish, M.D. Background: For more than 32 years, Dean Ornish, MD....

    The Spectrum Diet: A Review

    A Review: Ben Brown, MS NOTE: Video Review at the bottom of the page The Spectrum Diet by Dean Ornish, M.D. Background: For more than 32 years, Dean Ornish, MD....

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  • This article is from our November 2011 newsletter [LINK]: Most people set goals this time of year, usually revolving around weight loss through increased exercise and “better” food choices. While...

    Goal Setting Made Simple

    This article is from our November 2011 newsletter [LINK]: Most people set goals this time of year, usually revolving around weight loss through increased exercise and “better” food choices. While...

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  • NEED TO READ PART 1 FIRST? CLICK HERE!! Part 2: Three Tips to Manage Hidden Stressors As we mentioned in Part 1 of this article, untreated chronic stress can result...

    Managing Stress: Part 2

    NEED TO READ PART 1 FIRST? CLICK HERE!! Part 2: Three Tips to Manage Hidden Stressors As we mentioned in Part 1 of this article, untreated chronic stress can result...

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  • Some stress can be beneficial at times, producing a boost that provides the drive and energy to help people get through situations like exams or work deadlines. However, an extreme amount of stress can have health consequences, affecting the immune, cardiovascular, and neuroendocrine and central nervous systems, and take a severe emotional toll.

    Managing Stress: Part 1

    Some stress can be beneficial at times, producing a boost that provides the drive and energy to help people get through situations like exams or work deadlines. However, an extreme amount of stress can have health consequences, affecting the immune, cardiovascular, and neuroendocrine and central nervous systems, and take a severe emotional toll.

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  • At the beginning of March, I had the pleasure of traveling to Atmore, AL to do some nutritional coaching with the Poarch Creek Indian Tribe. As is the case with...

    Ask These 5 Questions Before Every Meal

    At the beginning of March, I had the pleasure of traveling to Atmore, AL to do some nutritional coaching with the Poarch Creek Indian Tribe. As is the case with...

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  • I wanted to put together an easy and nutritious recipe for a dish that can be done all in one pot, be-it, a crock-pot or large soup pot.  The benefits...

    One Pot Turkey Chili

    I wanted to put together an easy and nutritious recipe for a dish that can be done all in one pot, be-it, a crock-pot or large soup pot.  The benefits...

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  • How to Effectively Reduce Inflammation Achy back, sore knees, stiff neck, joint paint. Whether it’s getting out of bed, warming up on the range, post-workout soreness, physical trauma, or the...

    The WHOLE Truth about Inflammation

    How to Effectively Reduce Inflammation Achy back, sore knees, stiff neck, joint paint. Whether it’s getting out of bed, warming up on the range, post-workout soreness, physical trauma, or the...

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  • Implementing a better breakfast in the youth of America would be a major tool in countering the obesity epidemic we are now facing. While every American, young or old can benefit, I’m most concerned about our obese youth, who, for the first time in 200 years, have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

    The Ugly Truth About Breakfast

    Implementing a better breakfast in the youth of America would be a major tool in countering the obesity epidemic we are now facing. While every American, young or old can benefit, I’m most concerned about our obese youth, who, for the first time in 200 years, have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

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  • Conveniently Unhealthy: Food Bars and Shakes In today’s quick fix society, we place a heavy reliance on supplemental food bars and shakes. Be it muscle gain, weight loss, or energy...

    Supplemental Bars and Shakes: Yay or Nay?

    Conveniently Unhealthy: Food Bars and Shakes In today’s quick fix society, we place a heavy reliance on supplemental food bars and shakes. Be it muscle gain, weight loss, or energy...

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  • Q) When should I stretch? A) Assuming you’re the standard American who sits too much, doesn’t exercise enough, has increasingly poor posture and is resistant to the Body Systems diet...

    When Should I Stretch?

    Q) When should I stretch? A) Assuming you’re the standard American who sits too much, doesn’t exercise enough, has increasingly poor posture and is resistant to the Body Systems diet...

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  • Magnesium is a vital mineral that works synergistically in the body with calcium. We often hear about the necessity of calcium, however, rarely hear about the importance of magnesium as...

    Magnesium… Sleep lately?

    Magnesium is a vital mineral that works synergistically in the body with calcium. We often hear about the necessity of calcium, however, rarely hear about the importance of magnesium as...

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  • Whole grains are good for you, right? It seems that grains, whole or otherwise, have several potential problems that might just be causing more harm than good. For the purposes...

    Whole Grains Are Good For You?

    Whole grains are good for you, right? It seems that grains, whole or otherwise, have several potential problems that might just be causing more harm than good. For the purposes...

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  • Q) How can I stay committed to an exercise program when I’m so busy? A) I have yet to meet someone who has legitimately been “too busy” to find time...

    Committing to Your Exercise Plan

    Q) How can I stay committed to an exercise program when I’m so busy? A) I have yet to meet someone who has legitimately been “too busy” to find time...

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  • Sleep experts say the average adult requires seven to eight hours of sleep per night. There is strong scientific evidence to suggest that we (western civilization) are extremely sleep deprived, in fact, Americans today on average sleep one hour less per night than we did just 20 to 30 years go.

    You Can’t Lose if You Don’t Snooze: [Sleep and Weight Loss]

    Sleep experts say the average adult requires seven to eight hours of sleep per night. There is strong scientific evidence to suggest that we (western civilization) are extremely sleep deprived, in fact, Americans today on average sleep one hour less per night than we did just 20 to 30 years go.

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  • Why is Omega-3 Supplementation Important? Fatty acid imbalances are common in societies like ours that consume an abundance of processed foods with artificial ingredients and hydrogenated (trans) fats, and have...

    The Very Best Supplement Ever

    Why is Omega-3 Supplementation Important? Fatty acid imbalances are common in societies like ours that consume an abundance of processed foods with artificial ingredients and hydrogenated (trans) fats, and have...

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  • When it comes to exercise, more is not always better. The days of 45 – 60 minute moderate intensity elliptical or treadmill workouts are over. The recent research suggests that...

    How Much Cardio is Enough?

    When it comes to exercise, more is not always better. The days of 45 – 60 minute moderate intensity elliptical or treadmill workouts are over. The recent research suggests that...

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  • It seems that for many, breakfast can be a challenging meal. What we’ve been told to eat, and what actually fuels us are two very different things. Therefore, I am...

    Breakfast Rules!

    It seems that for many, breakfast can be a challenging meal. What we’ve been told to eat, and what actually fuels us are two very different things. Therefore, I am...

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  • 1) Get rid of every sugared liquid in the house. - including fruit juice (even fresh squeezed), soda (even diet), flavored “waters”, gatorade, etc… 2) Eat carbohydrates that contain fiber...

    4 Rules to Prevent Obesity in Children

    1) Get rid of every sugared liquid in the house. - including fruit juice (even fresh squeezed), soda (even diet), flavored “waters”, gatorade, etc… 2) Eat carbohydrates that contain fiber...

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  • Have you ever heard the term “You Are What You Eat”? The way you feel each and every day is a reflection of how you take care of yourself. The...

    Metabolic Typing

    Have you ever heard the term “You Are What You Eat”? The way you feel each and every day is a reflection of how you take care of yourself. The...

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  • Gluten intolerance is more prevalent than recognized by conventional medicine doctors. Up to 60% of the US population suffer from gluten related health issues that are undiagnosed. Learn what symptoms are associated with Gluten Intolerance/Sensitivity and what steps you can take to identify if you are at risk!

    Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease

    Gluten intolerance is more prevalent than recognized by conventional medicine doctors. Up to 60% of the US population suffer from gluten related health issues that are undiagnosed. Learn what symptoms are associated with Gluten Intolerance/Sensitivity and what steps you can take to identify if you are at risk!

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