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  • Quick and easy (and realistic) way to figure out how many meals per day you should be eating.

    How Many Meals Per Day Should I Be Eating??

    Quick and easy (and realistic) way to figure out how many meals per day you should be eating.

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  • One of the things that’s really great about the field of fitness and nutrition is that it’s ever evolving. There’s no one right way to accomplish anything really. There’s a...

    How to Choose a Diet that Works for You

    One of the things that’s really great about the field of fitness and nutrition is that it’s ever evolving. There’s no one right way to accomplish anything really. There’s a...

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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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  • Magnesium and it's numerous benefits on health and weight loss

    Magnesium Supplementation

    Magnesium and it's numerous benefits on health and weight loss

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  • Despite the fact that chocolate has yet to claim health food status, it’s reputation is on the rise, as a growing number of research studies suggest numerous health benefits from its cocoa bean base.

    Chocolate: 5 Health Reasons You Should Eat More of It

    Despite the fact that chocolate has yet to claim health food status, it’s reputation is on the rise, as a growing number of research studies suggest numerous health benefits from its cocoa bean base.

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  • If you’ve been struggling with blood sugar, looking to improve your diet, digestion, and/or want to lose some weight, introducing resistant starch foods may be a step in the right direction

    The Benefits of Resistant Starch for Fat Loss

    If you’ve been struggling with blood sugar, looking to improve your diet, digestion, and/or want to lose some weight, introducing resistant starch foods may be a step in the right direction

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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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  • Here are a  few preventative and therapeutic aids to both prevent the cold and flu, and if you get it, to significantly shorten the duration and severity. Green Tea, elderberry syrup and mushroom compounds.

    Not-so-Common Remedies for the Common Cold

    Here are a few preventative and therapeutic aids to both prevent the cold and flu, and if you get it, to significantly shorten the duration and severity. Green Tea, elderberry syrup and mushroom compounds.

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  • Your outlook on life, your attitude towards yourself, and how optimistic or pessimistic you are may play a significant role in your health. Positive thinking is a habit, or a learned process that requires time and practice.

    Good Health Requires a Positive Attitude

    Your outlook on life, your attitude towards yourself, and how optimistic or pessimistic you are may play a significant role in your health. Positive thinking is a habit, or a learned process that requires time and practice.

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  • Eggs get a bad rap. Are they good for you or bad for your? Should you eat just the egg whites? Or not eat eggs at all? What about ALL that cholesterol? 

Learn why eggs are possibly one of the healthiest foods you can be eating.

    Eggs: Good or Bad?

    Eggs get a bad rap. Are they good for you or bad for your? Should you eat just the egg whites? Or not eat eggs at all? What about ALL that cholesterol? Learn why eggs are possibly one of the healthiest foods you can be eating.

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  • A half-teaspoon (of cinnamon) a day keeps the doctor away: There are a number of powerful natural compounds capable of helping to stabilize and regulate blood sugar levels, and cinnamon...

    Natural Remedies for Blood Sugar Control

    A half-teaspoon (of cinnamon) a day keeps the doctor away: There are a number of powerful natural compounds capable of helping to stabilize and regulate blood sugar levels, and cinnamon...

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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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  • Recipe from a fantastic book called The Longevity Kitchen 2.5 cups vegetable broth 1/2 tsp salt 1.5 cups red and/or white quinoa, rinsed under cold water and drained 1 tsp...

    Quinoa with Edamame, Ginger, and Lime

    Recipe from a fantastic book called The Longevity Kitchen 2.5 cups vegetable broth 1/2 tsp salt 1.5 cups red and/or white quinoa, rinsed under cold water and drained 1 tsp...

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  • Did you know that in order to meet the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for vitamins and minerals, you’d have to eat close to 5000 calories of food, every day! The fact of the matter is we just don’t have the nutrient dense soil of our ancestors and need to fortify those minerals any way we can.

    Coconut Water: Healthy or Hype?

    Did you know that in order to meet the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for vitamins and minerals, you’d have to eat close to 5000 calories of food, every day! The fact of the matter is we just don’t have the nutrient dense soil of our ancestors and need to fortify those minerals any way we can.

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  • The chlorophyll in these veggies helps flush out environmental toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides, and air pollution. Load up on parsley, spinach, kale, chard, mustard greens, and wheatgrass. Research shows that chlorophyll may also block genetic changes that cause the production of carcinogenic substances in cells. That means they help reduce the risk for cancer and premature aging. Eat them raw, cooked and/or juiced if you prefer, with every meal of the day.

    How Detoxification Helps Lose Weight Fast – [5 Ways you Can Detox Daily]

    The chlorophyll in these veggies helps flush out environmental toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides, and air pollution. Load up on parsley, spinach, kale, chard, mustard greens, and wheatgrass. Research shows that chlorophyll may also block genetic changes that cause the production of carcinogenic substances in cells. That means they help reduce the risk for cancer and premature aging. Eat them raw, cooked and/or juiced if you prefer, with every meal of the day.

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  • Scale weight is an unreliable indicator of fat loss and/or muscle gains. Instead focusing on the two independently, through body fat assessment techniques, like pictures, how your clothes fit, fat calipers, and circumference measurements, are the key to tracking successful changes in body composition.

    Ditch the Scale for Healthy Weight Loss: Part 2

    Scale weight is an unreliable indicator of fat loss and/or muscle gains. Instead focusing on the two independently, through body fat assessment techniques, like pictures, how your clothes fit, fat calipers, and circumference measurements, are the key to tracking successful changes in body composition.

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  • As it turns out, the concept of nutrient timing may not be as important as we once thought. In fact, for most people just trying to lose some weight and feel better, focusing more on what we eat, and how much, rather than when, may be of utmost importance.

    Nutrient Timing: Does When You Eat Matter for Weight Loss?

    As it turns out, the concept of nutrient timing may not be as important as we once thought. In fact, for most people just trying to lose some weight and feel better, focusing more on what we eat, and how much, rather than when, may be of utmost importance.

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  • How to Eat (and Live) for Heat by Ben Brown 2014 is officially upon us and there are actually a few people that have not yet ditched their new years...

    How to Eat (and Live) for Heat

    How to Eat (and Live) for Heat by Ben Brown 2014 is officially upon us and there are actually a few people that have not yet ditched their new years...

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  • Did you know that for many people, simply increasing meal frequency (eating more often) has been shown to facilitate weight-loss? We’re led to believe that excessive exercise and caloric deficit is the key to weight loss, and while possibly effective in the short-term, may promote serious health issues and weight gain when used long-term.

    Building Up to Fat Loss – [3 Practical Weight Loss Tips]

    Did you know that for many people, simply increasing meal frequency (eating more often) has been shown to facilitate weight-loss? We’re led to believe that excessive exercise and caloric deficit is the key to weight loss, and while possibly effective in the short-term, may promote serious health issues and weight gain when used long-term.

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  • Weight loss and fat loss are often two very different things. While we speak in terms of weight, scales, diets and calories, what we really should be discussing is food quality, hormones, strength training and stress.

    Ditch the Scale for Healthy Weight Loss: Part 1

    Weight loss and fat loss are often two very different things. While we speak in terms of weight, scales, diets and calories, what we really should be discussing is food quality, hormones, strength training and stress.

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    December 2013 Newsletter: Beat the Holiday Bulge

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  • 11/1/13 – Body Systems Owner, Ben Brown shares 10 tips to keep you from gaining this holiday season ————> CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE IN SCOTTSDALE HEALTH MAGAZINE

    Scottsdale Health Magazine – 10 Tips to Beat the Holiday Bulge

    11/1/13 – Body Systems Owner, Ben Brown shares 10 tips to keep you from gaining this holiday season ————> CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE IN SCOTTSDALE HEALTH MAGAZINE

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  • 10 Strategies to Beat the Holiday Bulge: published in Scottsdale Health Magazine (November 2013) Check out the magazine ——-> HERE

    10 Strategies to Beat the Holiday Bulge

    10 Strategies to Beat the Holiday Bulge: published in Scottsdale Health Magazine (November 2013) Check out the magazine ——-> HERE

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  • Eating out doesn’t have to be challenging. Simply knowing what to look for can be the difference between a 250 calorie meal and a 1000 calorie meal. Face it, we...

    How to Eat Healthy on the Go

    Eating out doesn’t have to be challenging. Simply knowing what to look for can be the difference between a 250 calorie meal and a 1000 calorie meal. Face it, we...

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  • 8/1/13 – Body Systems Owner, Ben Brown shares why your scale may not be the most effective way to track changes in body composition Click HERE to read more. In...

    Scottsdale Health Magazine – How Your Scale is Holding You Back: Part 2

    8/1/13 – Body Systems Owner, Ben Brown shares why your scale may not be the most effective way to track changes in body composition Click HERE to read more. In...

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