May 30, 2012 @ 4:16 PM

 

In today’s fast paced world, a typical day is ironically spent seated.  We sleep for eight hours or so, then get up and drive to work, park as closely as possible to the door only to find ourselves back in our chairs hunched over a computer for the rest of the day until it’s time to get back into our cars, drive back home, sit down to have dinner, and flop onto the couch to unwind.  I wish I was exaggerating but unfortunately, this is the daily pattern for most people. 

As a result of what I call the sitting disease, so many people experience unexplained aches and pains in their necks, backs, and elsewhere in their bodies.  The human body was not designed to sit for extended periods of time ...

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May 23, 2012 @ 11:10 PM

 

Have you ever wondered how soy came to be so massively popular in recent years?  From veggie-burgers to soy ice cream, soy lattes, and even soy infant formulas, the sale of soy products boomed in less than 20 years, especially after it repositioned itself as “heart healthy” when the FDA approved a health claim in 1999 linking soy with a reduction in heart disease. 

Ok, nice facts.  So what does this have to do with you personally?  Well, everything.  Virtually all food-products (i.e. anything with a list of ingredients) contain soy by-products that you’re most likely consuming unknowingly.  Although that may not seem like a big deal, the fact of the matter is that the type of soy ...

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May 16, 2012 @ 4:27 PM

 

As you all know, I am an avid health nut.  I exercise regularly, eat only nutrient dense foods, and make sure that I get to bed early.  I definitely practice what I preach.  However, temptation is everywhere and there are times of course when everyone, including myself, feels like splurging a little with their diet.  So if you are committed to a healthy lifestyle on a regular basis, then I am here to tell you that it is ok to indulge on rare occasions.  I in fact discourage a life of deprivation.  That being said, if you are going to give into grease and carb overload, you may as well choose the ones with the most health benefits.  So without further ado, here is my list of the top 5 best of the ...

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May 9, 2012 @ 8:08 PM

 

The definition of eating healthy varies from one person to another thanks to very clever marketing ads and deceptive health claims that make junk foods seem healthier.  In my opinion, foods aimed at the diabetic and weight loss population are probably the worst offenders.  Many foods that appear to be healthy are actually the main contributors to weight gain, so if you’re looking to lose body fat, stay away from what I believe are the five worst “healthy” foods:

1. Diet Sodas & Anything Sugar-Free

Diet foods like diet soda and sugar-free cookies top the list due to their synthetic substances such as sugar substitutes and toxic flavor enhancers, like aspartame and MSG.  These may have ...

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May 2, 2012 @ 8:16 PM

 

 

There are days when we don’t feel like cooking or just don’t have the time to prepare a meal.  So instead of dining out or ordering in, here’s an easy and quick pizza recipe that can offer the perfect budget-friendly solution.  And if you have kids, it’s also a great way to get them involved in the kitchen by having them add their own healthy toppings.

I know you’re probably thinking how can pizza be healthy?  Well, I agree that store-bought pizza can be quite unhealthy.  The crust is most likely made from refined flours and it probably contains additives and preservatives.  The sauce is probably high in sodium and may contain high fructose corn syrup; ...

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