Monthly Archives: December 2015

Cardiovascular Disease Responsible for 1/3 of US Deaths

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States. There are many risk factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, and obesity. Lifestyle changes and treatment of risk factors can help prevent and manage the disease. According to a recent study in Circulation, there has been increased […]

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How Hot Should You Make Your Tea?

Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world after water. Tea has many benefits, which include antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Some studies have shown that tea may help with diabetes, heart disease, weight loss, cancer, cholesterol and mental alertness.There are many different types of tea, and there are different methods of preparing it. […]

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Circuit Training for a New You

Circuit training is a type of interval training that incorporates a series of strength and/or cardio exercises with little or no rest between sets. It increases your heart rate while simultaneously strengthening your muscles using a combination of resistance training and high-intensity aerobics. This combination of weight training and cardiovascular work makes circuit training a […]

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Sugar Alcohols May Cause GI Distress

Sugar alcohols are a common low calorie sweetener added to a range of different processed foods, such as chewing gum, sugar-free candy, and protein bars. Some common names of sugar alcohols are xylitol, lactilol, sorbitol, and mannitol. Sugar alcohols are not calorie free like most artificial sweeteners; they contain .2-2.7calories/gram. The benefits of sugar alcohols […]

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Supplement of the Month: Oil of Oregano

What is oil of oregano and where is it found? Oil of oregano comes from the leaves and flowers of the oregano plant. Oil of Oregano has highly effective antimicrobial properties as well as powerful antioxidants, such as the phenols thymol and carvacrol. It also has intestinal cleansing benefits and may help digestion by increasing […]

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