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The Colon Cleanse and Detox Drink: Do They Work? Are They Healthy?

If you’re like most folks, you are probably feeling a little “dirty” after the holidays. And no doubt you’ve seen cleanses all over the place: Total Body Cleanse, Colon Cleanse, Liver Cleanse, Extreme Cleanse, Parasite Cleanse, Alpha Cleanse, etc. And then there are the detox’s: Complete Detox, Liver Detox, Daily Detox, Multi Detox, Detox Multi,[…]

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How to Sell a Diet Plan – What to Do and What Not to Do

There is no excitement in the ideas of balance or moderation. They aren’t sexy or extreme concepts. The results they produce are not dramatically quick. Therefore they are not ideal components of a diet with with strong marketing magnetism. Achieving dietary balance and moderation requires a change in things you can’t see or touch –[…]

10 Secrets to Soaring Self Control

Research shows that self control, or willpower, is an essential tool for success in any long-term endeavor that involves the accumulation and execution of particular habits. Improving one’s health and fitness is no exception. So how can we harness more of it? How can we leverage and grow the willpower necessary to overcome the urges[…]

Still the Best Weight Loss Strategy

I’ve been training people for almost 15 years, and though exercise can accelerate weight loss and make you look and feel good both on your journey and when you get to your weight goal, I can guarantee you that shrinking the stomach and revealing a sculpted body is all about nutrition. . The good news[…]

Carrots and Bananas: Bad for You? Glycemic Index Talk

Sitting outside a Dallas Starbucks yesterday while enjoying a turkey-bacon egg white sandwich and a 1/2-pump peppermint green tea, I overheard a group of women sharing nutrition insight with one another. They had obviously just finished a workout, as evidenced by the audible moans while squatting into their chairs and the similar grunts of pain[…]

How to Lose 9.5 lbs without Exercising & without Cutting Calories

Yep, you heard me right. And this isn’t some scam, supplement, or quickly-reverting quick cleanse. This is pure food science. Be warned, there is math ahead, but it’s nothing anyone who wants to lose weight can’t keep up with and fully understand. Have you heard of TEF? Well it stands for “thermic effect of food.”[…]

Most Vital day of Year for Exercise

That’s right! If you don’t have some serious physical activity planned the day before Thanksgiving, get planning. Here’s why: I’m sure you’ve heard by now that tomorrow, on Thanksgiving, the average American will consume 4500 calories and about 230 grams of fat. (the avergae caloric intake of a 450 lb man) For those looking to[…]

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Corn: An All-Too-Common Source of Allergies, Arthritis, & Auto-Immune Disorders?

In 1946, scientists made a discovery that we have unfortunately abused ever since: DNA can be transferred between organisms. We are now reaping the “benefits”  (read: sarcasm) of about 25 different genetically modified foods. In a cancer-filled world, you wouldn’t think that we could sleep at night while screwing with the DNA of life, but[…]

600 Million Pounds of Candy: Healthier Halloween Strategies

That’s right. Americans purchase 600 million pounds of candy every year for Halloween! Insulin surges, acid-worn teeth, food-dye poisoned bodies, you name it – in close keeping with all the decorative skeletons, it’s quite the celebration of deterioration. Furthermore, keeping candy around the house for Halloween trick-or-treaters can be a big burden to your waist[…]