Monthly Archives: September 2015

No Caffeine At Night

It is common knowledge that consuming caffeine close to bedtime may interfere with sleep patterns and keep you awake. A new study published in Science Translational Medicine found that caffeine may further impact our sleeping patterns by effecting our circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are 24 hour oscillating cycles that regulate  physiological processes, such as telling […]

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The Danger of Stress

Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of physical, emotional, or mental demand. It is a real or perceived threat to your mind and body which can wreak havoc both physically and mentally. When the body perceives stress, it commands the sympathetic nervous system to slow down. This results in increased hunger, […]

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Men Gain Weight When They Become Dads

A new study has found that women are not the only ones with weight issues when they become parents! The American Journal of Men’s Health published an article showing that men who became dads showed an increase in weight gain and BMI, while men who didn’t become dads actually lost weight. This gain may be […]

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Supplement of the Month: MSM

What is MSM? MSM (Methylsulfonulmethane) is a chemical naturally found in plants and animals which can be taken orally or topically for pain management. MSM may work because it supplies sulfur which is used to make other chemicals in the body. What are the benefits? MSM is used to treat chronic pain, osteoarthritis, inflammation, and […]

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